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  • Text of Louisiana abortion decision

    06/29/2020 9:11:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 13 replies
    Breyer authored the majority opinion. Roberts wrote his own Concurring opinion. Begins on page 46. Thomas wrote the dissent. Page 62 Alito wrote his own dissent. Page 82 Gorsuch wrote his own dissent Page 116.
  • Schiff pulls endorsement of Los Angeles DA in wake of George Floyd protests

    06/22/2020 6:18:55 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., withdrew his endorsement of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who is seeking a third term in office. Schiff had initially thrown his support behind Lacey last year, but the incumbent DA now faces a progressive challenger during a time when law enforcement is facing criticism across the country. "This is a rare time in our nation's history. We have a responsibility to make profound changes to end systemic racism & reform criminal justice," Schiff tweeted Saturday, adding that he and California Assemblymember Laura Friedman "no longer feel our endorsement of Jackie Lacey a year ago...
  • LA homicides up by 250 percent over last week, LAPD reports

    06/09/2020 11:16:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 09 2020 | Louis Casiano
    Los Angeles saw a massive spike in homicides during the first week of June, authorities said Tuesday. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said murders were up 250 percent from May 31 through June 6, and the number of gunshot victims increased by 56 percent during the same period, compared to the previous week. In the past 24 hours, the city recorded four shootings -- one that resulted in a homicide, the department tweeted.
  • L.A. police union, angry over Garcetti's 'killers' comment, calls mayor 'unstable'

    06/05/2020 6:57:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 6/05/20 | Dakota Smith, David Zahniser
    Officials with the Los Angeles police union assailed Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday for comments he made describing police officers as “killers,” saying LAPD officers have lost confidence in the mayor's ability to lead the city after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. At a news briefing, Los Angeles Police Protective League director Jamie McBride accused Garcetti of "political pandering" and called him "unstable." “He smeared every single police officer in Los Angeles and across the nation by calling us killers," McBride said. The union's comments came after Garcetti announced this week that he would...
  • Historic curfews in Los Angeles and New York are the harshest in decades

    06/02/2020 2:17:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 6/02/20 | Hollie Silverman
    Curfews have been issued across the country in the wake of protests, both peaceful and violent, against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. In Los Angeles, the curfew is the harshest since the riots in 1992 following the acquittal of the officer who beat Rodney King. On the East Coast, New York City has enacted the strictest curfew since the race riots of 1943. **SNIP** The county of Los Angeles, the nation's most populous county with approximately ten million residents, enacted a 12-hour overnight curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Monday night....
  • Police Chase in Los Angeles --> Riverside County

    Police are in pursuit of a stolen semi-truck. Chase started at about 12:10 PDT. Chase is currently in Riverside County, CA; but started in Los Angeles. Southbound on the 15. Vehicles traveling at about 55 MPH. WATCH......
  • George Floyd protesters swarm Beverly Hills and LOOT high-end stores on Rodeo Drive as 500 people are arrested in LA in scenes eerily similar to the 1992 race riots that left the city in ruins

    05/31/2020 6:13:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 31, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Stores from mom-and-pops to high-end retailers in ritzy Beverly Hills were looted, and in downtown Los Angeles, protesters sprayed graffiti and torched police cruisers while police shot rubber bullets into crowds and were seen beating demonstrators with batons. . . . LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a curfew in downtown LA starting 8p.m. Saturday through to 5:30a.m. Sunday, in desperate efforts to restore some order as he urged both law enforcement and protesters to 'take a deep breath and step back for a moment'. Garcetti said he would stop short of calling for the activation of the National Guard.
  • Every Business in Fairfax District (Neighborhood in LA) Has Been Destroyed

    According to ABC7, every business in Fairfax District has been looted and destroyed. Below are recent scenes from Fairfax VIDEO......
  • Hair salons, barbershops can reopen now, in Stage 3 of Newsom’s plan; L.A. also loosens some restrictions

    05/27/2020 4:23:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Taryn Luna, Stephanie Lai
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that counties can begin to reopen hair salons and barbershops, marking a transition to the third stage of a plan to ease his stay-at-home order as California nears 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. With cases on track to nearly double in the month of May, the governor has pointed to steady hospitalizations and other metrics as proof that the state is bending the curve. The shears will not be snipping immediately in Los Angeles County, however. The county, which accounts for the bulk of the state’s COVID-19 cases and more than half of...
  • Louisiana Looks to Reduce “Gun Free Zones”; WV SB96 becomes Effective

    05/27/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Preemption law reform is moving in Louisiana and becomes effective in West Virginia at the end of May. As with nearly all states, Louisiana has a statute that preempts local governments from enacting ordinances or regulations which are in conflict with state laws regarding firearms. The idea is that firearms laws should be uniform statewide, so that people exercising their right to keep and bear arms will not be in violation of the law simply by crossing a street from one municipality to another, or one county to another. Some states have rigorous preemption laws, other states have minimal laws.HB...
  • Hollywood Gobsmacked By California Governor’s Plan To Potentially Reopen Production Soon

    05/25/2020 12:17:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom sees the state as mere days away from new guidelines to further open up from the coronavirus pandemic, but entertainment industry insiders are feeling broadsided by today’s announcement. “WT [Expletive]?” said one top cable executive to Newsom today announcning he would reveal plans on May 25 that could spur shuttered film and TV production back to work sooner rather than later. “Have they talked to the unions, because I don’t think that’s going to jive with them,” the exec added. “We’ll look at the guidelines when they come out on Monday,” a spokesperson for the WGA...
  • More than a dozen people are shot including one critically injured at memorial service for murdered Louisiana man

    05/17/2020 8:49:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2020 | AP
    Thirteen people have been shot at an impromptu memorial service for a man who was murdered earlier this month, authorities said. . . . An 'extremely large' crowd was gathered in a vacant lot on Martin Luther King Drive at East 4th Street to remember Dominique James, 29, investigators said. ... The scene was so chaotic, with wounded people being taken to several different hospitals that investigators haven't been able to find and interview all the wounded people, Tervalon said.
  • 11 LA firefighters injured running from blast at hash oil factory

    05/17/2020 3:55:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/17/20
    LOS ANGELES - An explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the street. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion” shook the neighborhood about 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters inside had to run through a wall of flames estimated as 30 feet high and wide, and those on the roof scrambled down a...
  • Firefighters injured, multiple buildings on fire after explosion in downtown L.A.

    05/16/2020 8:04:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ktla ^ | May 16, 2020 | Nouran Salieh
    The blast was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., according to LAFD. Video showed dark plumes of smoke billowing over the area and flames shooting up from one of the buildings. LAFD estimated that 10 firefighters were hurt. Department spokesman Nicholas Prange told KTLA that the majority of the firefighters injured in the explosion were transported to a hospital, but no information was available on their conditions or the nature of their injuries. A medical branch was set up for treating and transporting injured firefighters, LAFD...
  • LA Mayor suggests wearing masks keep us safe, but he's not wearing one

    05/15/2020 10:32:04 PM PDT · by Drastic · 13 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 5-16-20 | Frank
    This is the Mayor of LA, Democrat Eric Garcetti, and he says "Wearing your face covering will make an enormous difference. The more people that do, the more steps forward we can take. Please do your part." However, if you notice in the video that was posted with this statement, he is not wearing a mask. And neither is the interpreter in the background who looks like she's ready to drop a mix tape. Many viewers found it rather strange that the mayor of LA would release a video encouraging people to wear a mask, but then not wear one...
  • Exercising While Masked Can Be Deadly, So Why is Eric Garcetti Insisting Upon It? (Los Angeles order)

    05/15/2020 6:00:13 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies
    RedState ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Over the last 24 hours officials from both the City and County of Los Angeles announced that residents are required to wear masks whenever they’re outside of their homes, even while exercising, ignoring the fact that wearing a mask decreases the flow of air into the lungs, potentially causing serious injury or death. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his requirement first: ConcernedCitizen @VeniceSynergy #LA #LosAngeles #Safe #Garcetti heard us - https://corona-virus.la/FaceCovering #WearYourMask #StaySafe #ProtectOthers #Covid19 #CoronaVirus #Masks4All #facemask Los Angeles County officials and some mayors, including Santa Clarita’s Cameron Smyth, clarified that Garcetti’s requirement was only applicable within LA...
  • Pelosi: 'Of course' I support three more months of lockdown in Los Angeles even though it's 'inconvenient'

    05/14/2020 6:16:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/20 | Andrew Mark Miller
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed support for Los Angeles’s extension of stay-at-home orders for three more months and downplayed it as “inconvenient.” “Well, of course, I agree with the decisions of the people on the ground in their particular venue and location,” the California Democrat said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when asked about the news that Los Angeles would remain closed for three more months. “Because again, as Dr. Fauci said earlier, and I wish the president would listen to him, or hear him even, that you just cannot pretend it went away and go out there. So, yes, it’s...
  • Consultant Agrees to Plead Guilty to RICO Offense Related to Bribery Scheme that Enriched L.A. City Councilmember and Associates

    05/14/2020 10:12:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 13, 2020 | DOJ-Central District of California
    LOS ANGELES – A real estate development consultant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering offense for participating in a wide-ranging “pay-to-play” scheme in which developers bribed public officials – including a member of the Los Angeles City Council – to secure official acts that would benefit their projects.          George Chiang, 41, of Granada Hills, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute.          Chiang was charged with participating in the RICO conspiracy in a criminal information filed today in United States District Court. In conjunction with...
  • 'LA will never be completely open until we have a cure': Mayor Eric Garcetti sends terrifying warning to Angelinos one day after health director extended county lockdown by three months

    05/13/2020 12:57:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    The mayor of LA has sent a terrifying warning to Angelinos that 'LA will never be completely open until we have a cure', one day after the county health director extended its lockdown by three months. Mayor Eric Garcetti gave a rambling interview with Good Morning America Wednesday in which he attempted to play down the lockdown extension through to August but sparked yet further confusion among angry residents over when it will reopen. Garcetti backpedaled on comments made by LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday. She had said stay-at-home orders in LA will 'with all certainty'...
  • Maxine Waters Admits 'We Don't Want' Businesses To Reopen

    05/13/2020 11:34:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 13, 2020 | Joe Saunders
    Maxine Waters has a habit of blurting out the truth Democrats try to hide. The Los Angeles Democrat was never shy about calling for President Donald Trump to be impeached, she openly advocated public harassment of Trump cabinet officials, and now she’s letting the word out about how liberals really feel about the country’s reaction to the coronavirus. In short, she doesn’t want independent businesses to get back on their feet — and she has nothing but scorn for fellow Americans protesting their states’ decisions to keep them closed. ... Waters urged governors like California’s Gavin Newsom to “hold the...