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  • Suspect in Whittier cop killing, East LA slaying was AB 109 probationer

    02/21/2017 5:58:14 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    OC Register ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie K. Baer
    A man suspected of killing a Whittier police officer in a shootout Monday, hours after slaying his cousin, was released from prison under a controversial program that many law enforcement agencies blame for an uptick in crime, authorities said. Michael Christopher Mejia, 26, of Los Angeles, was identified Tuesday by authorities as the suspect in the fatal shootings of Whittier police Officer Keith Boyer and 46-year-old Roy Torres, the suspect’s cousin.
  • Alabama press conference held to support tougher gun laws

    02/21/2017 2:52:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Members of the Outcast Voters League and Rep. John Rogers hold a press conference about gun laws in Alabama (Photo: Ivana Hrynkiw/ Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. reports OVL President Frank Matthews was there to push a proposed piece of legislation known as the Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2013. “We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said. Rep....
  • Whittier (CA) Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Shootout With Gunman

    02/20/2017 11:57:42 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 19 replies ^ | 2/20/2017 | Willian Avila
    A Whittier police officer was killed and another officer and a gunman were wounded in a gun battle Monday morning, officials said. Two male officers were responding about 8 a.m. to a crash in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista in Whittier, where allegedly a driver of a stolen car had struck two other cars at a stop light. When the officers arrived they were confronted by that driver, who was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Source: Follow us: @NBCLA on Twitter | NBCLA on Facebook
  • NOW HIRING: Tempe company Endurance hiring 600, several Valley career fairs scheduled (Arizona)

    02/19/2017 4:50:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | February 19, 2017 | Angie Koehle
    Looking for a new career? Valley employers are hiring and need quality workers. See if any of the positions fit your skill set. Endurance Tempe Endurance International Group in Tempe is hiring for 600 positions by Oct. 1. The company provides web hosting, domains and online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Positions include managers, technical support, sales and professional services. Apply here. Phoenix Career Fair Meet with dozens of employers in one day! The Phoenix Career Fair will be held Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Phoenix North. Come dressed to impress and...
  • Trump supporters rally with semi-automatic firearms (Atlanta, Georgia)

    02/18/2017 4:24:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | February 18, 2017 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA - Gun rights advocates openly carrying firearms gathered in downtown Atlanta Saturday for a rally in support of President Donald Trump. The crowd, which includes part of an area militia group, III% Security Force, met outside Centennial Olympic Park, according to the Facebook event. The group also served as security for the event. Members of the militia group say they are there to protect Trump supporters. "We're using our Second Amendment rights to protect the First Amendment rights," Chris Hill said. "Throughout the day, we're going to have more people, more Trump supporters come to this corner, showing their...
  • President Trump supporters hold rally in Holland (Michigan)

    02/18/2017 4:00:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WZZM-TV ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jaleesa Irizarry
    HOLLAND, MICH. - For weeks we have seen protests against President Donald Trump but on Saturday, dozens rallied in Holland in support of him. "I'm getting tired of picking up the paper everyday and reading that so many people are against Trump and the perception is he's a bad illegitimate President," Trump supporter, Jim Chiodo, said. "That's a lie and I wanted to get our side out." Chiodo helped organize Saturday's movement to counter-protest the push back against Trump. "We certainly support the safety of our country and banning of certain people of our country regardless of their religion. We...
  • Anti-Trump protest held Friday in Mason City (Over 20 people!)

    02/17/2017 5:28:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Globe Gazette ^ | February 17, 2017 | Mary Pieper
    MASON CITY - More than 20 people carrying signs stating "Love Trumps Hate," "Black Lives Matter" and "Where's Canada's Wall?" gathered in Central Park late Friday afternoon. "This is what Democracy looks like!" they chanted. Those who were at the protest against President Donald Trump, organized by the community action group Where Do We Go From Here and the Fourth District Green Party Chapter, also carried signs in support of protecting the environment. One sign stated, "I've Seen Better Cabinets at IKEA." After walking around the sidewalks on the perimeter of the park, protesters lined up along Washington Avenue. Some...
  • Anti-Trump Rally Canceled In Boston (Only 173 individuals RSVP'd)

    02/17/2017 2:41:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    The group Not My President’s Day announced a rally scheduled for Monday in Boston had to be canceled, according to a statement Thursday. The rally would have been in the Boston Common from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST. The group announced it was not granted a permit, but it’s also worth noting that only 173 of the 1,200 individuals invited to the event said they planned on attending. “We were unable to get a permit in time for the rally, so officially, we’re not hosting an event in Boston. However, we do have one planned in NYC!” The official...
  • Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

    02/17/2017 2:21:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gina Cherelus and Olga Grigoryants
    A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000 people responded to...
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
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  • Rally at City Hall demands ICE leave Richmond (Virginia)

    02/16/2017 7:06:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Village News ^ | February 16, 2017 | Amelia Heymann and Jessica Nolte, Capital News Service
    After federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids led to nearly 700 arrests nationwide, about 100 Richmond residents held a rally in front of City Hall on Monday to demand that ICE stay out of Richmond. The rally was called to support immigrants who fear they may be the next target of ICE. People at the event represented several human rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Southerners On New Ground. Speakers at the demonstration called for Richmond to be an “intersectionally” inclusive sanctuary city. Their words were translated into either Spanish or English so that all...
  • Undocumented family man with criminal past faces deportation under Trump administration

    02/16/2017 12:05:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jay Dow
    MANHATTAN – A stark realization within certain segments of New York City's immigrant community is that life in the Trump administration will be rife with uncertainty. "I cannot plan anything more than two weeks ahead," said "Larry." "Because at any moment I believe that the immigration officers." Larry - that's not his real name, as he requested PIX11 to conceal his identity. He tells us he's terrified the way the Trump administration enforces its immigration policies will ultimately lead to his deportation back to his home in the Caribbean. All stemming from a more than 15-year-old white collar federal fraud...
  • Dublin call center to add 560 full-time jobs with benefits (Ohio)

    02/15/2017 9:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2017 | Tim Feran
    HKT Teleservices plans to hire 560 people by Aug. 1 to work at its call center in Dublin, a result of "significant growth from an existing contract," said Dave Shapiro, president of the U.S. branch of the Hong Kong-based telecommunications company. That's more than twice the 230 that the company employs there. HKT has been in central Ohio for almost 15 years, but "the last two years, we've really had a growth spurt," Shapiro said. In 2015, for example, the company — then known as PCCW Teleservices — moved to a 52,000-square-foot space at 5200 Rings Road in Dublin from...
  • Hundreds expected to walk off work in Philly on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/15/2017 8:29:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Metro ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sam Newhouse
    President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House has been accompanied by increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration. In response, local immigrant rights activists have decided to give Philly a taste of what the world would be like if proponents of mass deportations had their way. They've planned a “Day without Immigrants” (Un Dia Sin Immigrante) protest on Thursday. “What if a good chunk of Philadelphia society was gone in one day? This is what we’re talking about,” said Miguel Andrade, an organizer with Juntos, an immigrants' activist group that is coordinating the protest. Immigrants will be “closing shops, not sending...
  • Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation (Aliens working in airports?)

    02/15/2017 7:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen. In January he received a notice in the mail inviting him to a naturalization ceremony. He brought his mother. “This was like the end of it all. I was really proud. It was at the JFK library,” the employee said. The man spoke to WBZ-TV on the condition of anonymity because of what happened next. “They check this list and realize my name is not on there and they’re like, ‘You’re going to have to leave. Somebody’s going to have to...
  • Thug Sh00ts & K!lls Own Brother During A Gang Hit Thinking He Was Someone Else! #iS***UNot

    02/15/2017 9:30:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Thug Sh00ts & K!lls Own Brother During A Gang Hit Thinking He Was Someone Else! #iS***UNot Video only, Tommy's news/commentary on shooting.
  • Closing This One Loophole Could End The Road Toll Debate Right Now

    02/15/2017 8:34:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Paul de Jong
    As cities across Ontario finalize their budgets and try to squeeze out savings to expand public transit, something doesn't add up. Too many cities, including Toronto, are missing out on hundreds of millions in savings. That's because Ontario has a labour law loophole that's putting cities, companies and taxpayers at a huge disadvantage. The heated debate over road tolls in Toronto has distracted from a far simpler way of saving for public transit expansion. Here it is: Change the way construction projects are tendered. Right now, Toronto and too many other municipalities including Hamilton, Sault Ste. Marie and the Region...
  • Letter: Maybe we need a Trump to tackle Ja’s crime problem (Jamaica)

    02/15/2017 1:06:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | February 15, 2017 | Claude McPherson
    Dear Editor, With Donald Trump’s confrontational, headstrong, and unflinching attitude towards policy and the presidency, many have found him difficult to get along with and have placed him in the category of ‘most unreasonable’. In fact, the US is already reeling from decisions made by the president in the first three weeks of his tenure. Say what you will, but sometimes we need a strong leader who is not willing to compromise on what he believes to be the right thing to do. Don’t get me wrong, I am neither a Trump supporter, nor am I in favour of his...
  • Immigrants, refugees are vital to Cleveland industry, despite Donald Trump's beliefs: Panelists say

    02/14/2017 5:19:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | February 14, 2017 | Marcia Pledger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Michael Goldberg, a Cleveland-based professor, has read headlines about humanitarian and national security issues surrounding refugees and immigrants coming to America through programs nationwide. Still, all Goldberg could think about was how Cleveland businesses will be affected by recent executive orders made by President Donald Trump. Trump campaigned hard on the idea that immigrants threaten American communities, take away jobs and abuse government benefits like housing assistance and food stamps. So Goldberg pulled together a panel of local business and community leaders that offered an entirely different perspective. They say immigrants and refugees are critical to their...
  • Trump’s Immigration Raids Have Arrived in New York City, Advocates Report

    02/12/2017 9:22:03 AM PST · by bryan999 · 50 replies
    Make the Road New York, an immigrant advocacy group, told the media this evening that Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweeps on Staten Island netted five Mexican nationals in the past week and a half—coinciding with similar actions across the nation. The raids took place on February 2, February 3, February 5 and February 8, according to speakers on the press call. All five individuals taken by ICE officers were male, and four of them have children who are U.S. citizens, the group reported. Make the Road believes several of the men are now in New Jersey detention centers. “What we’ve...
  • NYC District Attorneys Consider Scrapping Thousands Of Open Warrants (Blacks & Illegals hardest hit)

    02/11/2017 9:28:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBS News Radio ^ | February 11, 2017 | Kelly Waldron
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city’s five borough district attorney’s are considering scrapping thousands of open warrants from the record. The open warrant number has climbed to 1.5 million, mostly for low level offenses including drinking in public, spitting on the sidewalk, and public urination. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) About a year before his death, late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said anyone with an open warrant who is stopped by police would end up in central booking, which landed many men of color in jail for failing to pay small fines or responding to court summonses, WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported. With...
  • Black Lives Matter co-founder appears to label white people ‘defects’ (Should be ‘wiped-out’)

    02/11/2017 7:56:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | February 11, 2017 | Anthony Furey
    TORONTO - A co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto argued that white people are “recessive genetic defects” and purportedly mused about how the race could be “wiped out” according to a post on what appears to be her Facebook page. Yusra Khogali has faced increased scrutiny over the past year after BLM Toronto gained political influence following their disruption of the Toronto Pride parade and confrontations with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. On Friday, Toronto police announced they would not participate in this year’s upcoming parade. This has been a longstanding demand of BLM TO and one that the board of...
  • Conservative Blogger Found Guilty On 21 Counts For Self-Defense With A Firearm

    02/11/2017 7:51:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative blogger, Michael Strickland, a former contributor at The Gateway Pundit and Progressives Today, was jailed in Portland, Oregon in July of 2016 after he pulled a gun on a gang of thugs who were going to attack him at a black lives matter protest.In 2015 Michael was jumped by an anti-gun activist who broke his arm in three places at an anti-Second Amendment event.Victoria Taft reported on Mr. Strickland’s 21 count felony indictment which you can read in full here.Strickland, 37, was found guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one...
  • 5 immigrants from Mexico in Staten Island arrested in ICE raids: source

    02/11/2017 5:49:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | February 11, 2017 | Katherine Lam and CNN Wire
    STATEN ISLAND — Five Staten Island residents from Mexico were arrested in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that have been conducted nationwide this week. The people were arrested in ICE raids that began on Feb. 3 and ended this Wednesday, a source told PIX11 news. Four of the residents were arrested at their homes while another was arrested outside a courthouse in Staten Island, according to the source....
  • Company bringing 130 jobs to Ridgeville (Company from India in South Carolina)

    02/11/2017 5:18:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA – Sundaram-Clayton Limited (SCL), a leading Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products to global automotive original equipment manufacturers, announced Thursday that it will be launching its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Dorchester County. By investing $50 million, the company is expecting to create 130 new jobs over the next five years....
  • Palestinian Terrorist Subdued by Sewing Machine After Opening Fire

    02/10/2017 8:10:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 10, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A Palestinian terrorist who opened fire and injured at least five people in Israel’s Petah Tikva on Thursday was subdued by a sewing machine. The Times of Israel reports an 18-year-old opened fire at a bus and stabbed a man near the market on Baron Hirsh Street. One person was shot in the leg while two more were injured by shrapnel. In total, eight people were treated at a local hospital. According to the Times of Israel, the attacker used an improvised firearm made out of water pipes and spare parts, which made it unreliable. An eyewitness allegedly saw the terrorist attempt to...
  • BREAKING: Alabama Governor To Appoint AG That Halted His Impeachment To Replace Sessions

    02/09/2017 3:59:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 9, 2017 | Trey Edwards
    Remember that crazy rumor that was going around that Alabama Governor Robert Bentley was considering appointing the Attorney General that halted his impeachment to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate? It’s happening. Twitter: "BREAKING: ABC 33/40 confirms Gov. Bentley to appoint Luther Strange to Senate following Sessions resignation to become U.S. Atty Gen" — ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) February 8, 2017" Attorney General Luther Strange recently asked the legislature to halt the ethics-related impeachment proceedings against the Governor, while providing virtually no explanation for doing so. Now, with his appointment to the Senate, Governor Bentley will be able to single-handedly...
  • Several arrested as deportation fear prompts Phoenix protest

    02/09/2017 1:36:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Red Deer News Now ^ | February 8, 2017 | Astrid Galvan and Bob Seavey, The Associated Press and The Canadian Press
    PHOENIX — Police made several arrests as protesters blocked enforcement vans from leaving a U.S. immigration office in Phoenix late Wednesday, fearing that a mother of two was headed for deportation. The protest surged at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility after Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was taken into custody during a routine check-in with the agency, according to media reports. The activists said it was an attempt by President Donald Trump's administration to deport immigrants living in the country illegally who had previously not been a priority for deportation under the Obama administration....
  • Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

    02/08/2017 4:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 8, 2017 | Agence France-Press
    As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions. The inferno started in a sprawling slum near the port late Tuesday and raged for about 10 hours, as hundreds of firefighters from across the Philippine capital hauled their hoses across rickety, tin roofs to reach the flames. As the blaze whipped across the squalid area, sending a huge plume of smoke billowing into the night sky, residents ran for their lives carrying refrigerators, religious icons and other valuables. Others, desperate...
  • #IstandWithNigeria protesters, we hear you loud and clear –Osinbajo

    02/07/2017 12:47:42 PM PST · by Ellajonnez · 3 replies
    Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has reacted to the series of protests in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Benin, Edo State. Noting that the deterioration of past years cannot be reversed overnight, Osinbajo, nevertheless, assured Nigerians: “We hear you loud and clear, those who are on the streets protesting the economic situation and even those who are not, but feel the pain of economic hardship. “You deserve a decent life and we are working night and day to make life easier,” he said. Osinbajo said this at a consultative Forum of Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), which President...
  • NYPD Warns That Continued Anti-Trump Protests Could Impact Its Operations

    02/06/2017 3:37:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | February 6, 2017 | Madina Toure
    Police Commissioner James O’Neill said the NYPD has so far been able to handle the citywide protests against President Donald Trump over his recent executive orders targeting undocumented immigrants and travelers from Muslim lands—but warned that if they continue, they could “have an impact on our operations.” The city has tried—so far without success—to get Washington to reimburse it $35 million in expenses it incurred safeguarding Trump Tower between Election Day and the Trump’s inauguration. The mayor previously reported that Trump had personally promised to help the city get repaid in a private phone call. O’Neill, who previously said that...
  • Trump appeal against Seattle judge’s travel ban ruling

    02/05/2017 5:05:48 AM PST · by Ellajonnez · 12 replies
    The US justice department has filed a court motion against the suspension of President Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. The move seeks to reverse Friday’s ruling by a federal judge in Washington State. Visa holders from the affected nations have been scrambling to get flights to the US, fearing they have a slim window to enter America. Mr Trump’s ban last week led to mass protests and confusion at US airports. There were further demonstrations on Saturday in Washington, Miami and other US cities as well as in a number of European capitals. Thousands of...
  • Opponents, supporters of Trump’s travel ban hold dueling rallies at LAX (Los Angeles, Ca.)

    02/04/2017 10:29:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Los Angeles Daily News ^ | February 4, 2017 | Dana Bartholomew
    When protesters for and against President Donald Trump’s sweeping travel ban on visitors from seven mostly Muslim countries clashed at LAX a week ago, they nearly came to blows. Saturday’s continuation of the demonstrations, which included a formal “Make America Safe Again Rally” by Trump supporters, proved much less inflammatory. “I didn’t vote for Trump; I voted for the Constitution,” declared Matthew Woods, a 58-year-old artist who lives in Canoga Park, clutching three large American flags, not including one serving as a cape. “Our message: Make America safe again. “Our president has a right to limit immigration from any country...
  • The Confederate Battle Flag is back in South Carolina… sort of

    02/04/2017 5:40:44 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 4, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In 2015, after a prolonged battle in the courts and the national media, the Confederate Battle Flag was lowered for the last time at a monument on state property in Columbia, South Carolina. At the time it was hailed as a glorious victory for the SJW and a very sad day for many southerners. Now, less than two years later a different version of the flag is back up again, but at a different location. The Confederate battle flag is going back up at a monument in a northwestern South Carolina town. Luther Lyle had maintained the memorial in Walhalla...
  • Man Arrested For Assaulting Trump Supporter Near UC Berkeley Campus

    02/02/2017 3:29:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | February 2, 2017
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) – KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec captured the assault of a man wearing a suit and a “Make America Great Again” cap at the edge of the UC Berkeley campus late Thursday morning as tensions remained high in the wake of Wednesday night’s violent protests. The fight broke out at around 11:30 a.m. when the man wearing the suit and cap was walking near the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph was attacked. The assailant stopped his vehicle, a white SUV, in the middle of the intersection and jumped the man....
  • Triton Stone Group makes $40M deal, move to New Orleans area ($75,800, plus benefits)

    02/01/2017 4:06:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    New Orleans City Business ^ | February 1, 2017 | Staff
    Triton Stone Group, a wholesale distributor of granite and other natural stone products, is moving its headquarters to the New Orleans area from north Mississippi, officials said Wednesday. The company is expanding its existing administrative offices in Harahan to serve as the headquarters for the business. An additional auxiliary office is located in Mandeville. The move comes after Triton Stone Group of New Orleans acquired the Triton Stone brand in a $40 million deal. Triton Stone will create 12 new direct jobs with the project, with an average annual salary of $75,800, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project...
  • Bystanders Cheer on Police as They Take Down Anti-Trump Protesters Blocking Traffic

    01/31/2017 6:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 26, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Portland, Ore. police officers in riot gear took down and arrested over a dozen protesters on Wednesday as they gathered in downtown Portland, blocking transit lines. Fox 12 Oregon captured video of protesters blocking multiple buses from driving down the street, including one demonstrator who was even sitting on the front of a bus. Within seconds, however, the riot police emerged from behind one of the buses and tackled the protesters with clubs in hand. As the police threw some of the protesters to the ground, the crowd that had gathered began cheering them on. "Take them all down!" one...
  • Anti Trump Protest in Willmar, MN

    01/31/2017 3:56:55 PM PST · by NorthstarMom · 17 replies
    Vanity | 1-31-17 | Self
    Happened upon a small group of protesters along First Street in Willmar this evening. Their level of ignorance is annoying, but what made my blood boil was that one of the young girls was using an actual American flag as a hijab-breeze was lifting it (never happens with usual garb) and I could see the thick stitching along stripes. I couldn't get a picture because I was driving.
  • BLM agitator: “We need to start killing people” including President Trump

    01/31/2017 8:23:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/31/17 | Matthew Vadum
    F-bombing anti-Trump Black Lives Matter agitator: A foul-mouthed Black Lives Matter agitator in Seattle told a rally that President Donald Trump and many others should be killed. The Daily Caller identifies the “Black Lives Matter” apparel-wearing megaphone user as female, which may not be accurate. To this writer the person appears to be a male with a high-pitched voice. But there is no way to be sure of the sex of the speaker merely from viewing the video. Moreover, the speaker may identify as something other than male or female, or human, for that matter, so this post will avoid...
  • Texas Judge Wears PussyCat-Ears In Support Of Feminist While On The Bench! Is This LEGAL(?)

    01/30/2017 9:36:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Published on Jan 30, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Texas Judge Wears PussyCat-Ears In Support Of Feminist While On The Bench! Is This LEGAL ***warning language***
  • 4 Women Charged With Anti-Trump Graffiti in Boone (North Carolina)

    01/30/2017 11:43:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 30, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Police in North Carolina have arrested four women and charged them with painting anti-Trump graffiti. Local media outlets reported a number of businesses and one police car were painted Jan. 21 in the town of Boone. Police said the women were arrested late last week and charged with seven counts of misdemeanor graffiti and one count of damaging personal property....
  • Unchallenged Territory (Making Virginia Registrars and Election Officials obey the law)

    01/30/2017 10:38:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Vote Doc Troxel ^ | January 27, 2017 | Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.
    As my regular readers know, we have been having some problems with our local Registrar’s Office and their willingness to abide by the Code of Virginia. (If you haven’t been keeping up, you can find my previous emails below.) In a nutshell, we started last August trying to get a list of election officials in Lynchburg. We were refused because they said it was a personnel issue. After a couple of months, one of our Republican committee members found the relevant section of Virginia law that said not only did they have to provide it, but it has to be...
  • Protesters block streets, attack Trump supporter's car in Eugene after peaceful rally (Oregon)

    01/30/2017 9:54:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 29, 2017 | Lynne Terry
    A peaceful anti-Trump protest in Eugene on Sunday ended with a group splintering off and attacking the car of a Trump supporter. Eugene police said 1,000 rallied outside the federal courthouse and then a group of about 150 people held an unscheduled march downtown. They walked through the streets blocking traffic, and at one point, they encountered a driver with a pro-Trump flag on the car. They ripped it off and partially burned it and then protesters started pounding on the vehicle. They also punctured a tire. Police said the driver was not hurt but denounced the attack. "Everyone is...
  • Enda Kenny urged to withdraw from St Patrick’s Day meeting with Trump

    01/29/2017 6:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 29, 2017
    Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw from his scheduled St Patrick’s Day meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House. Mr Halligan, a member of the Independent Alliance, told The Irish Times it was his personal view Enda Kenny should not travel to Washington for the traditional ceremony where a bowl of shamrock is presented to the president. “Unless he changes his views on issues like immigration, and his attitude to women, we should have as little as possible to do with the president,’’ he added. Mr Halligan said...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids

    01/29/2017 12:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    USA Today | January 29, 2017 | Susan Page
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  • Activists gather at Fresno City Hall to protest mayor's "sanctuary city" decision (Another one)

    01/28/2017 2:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KFSN-TV ^ | January 27, 2017 | Jason Oliveira
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A couple hundred people showed up at Fresno City Hall Friday to demand the mayor reverse his decision and they want a response by March 16. It was a peaceful protest fueled by emotion and solidarity. Fresno mayor Lee Brand's announcement to not make Fresno a "sanctuary city" drew organized criticism Friday. Activists gathered in front of city hall to express their displeasure and protest the mayor's decision. "He is our representative," protest organizer Ariana Martinez Lott said. "He's representing us, so, we as a people, are telling him one of the platforms was that he...
  • Company to Invest $24M and Create 200 Jobs in Bartow County (Georgia)

    01/28/2017 1:34:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Coosa Valley News ^ | January 27, 2017 | Staff
    The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development announced this week that Hühoco Group, a global player in refining metal products, will create 200 jobs and invest $24 million in a new facility in Bartow County. “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Hühoco Group’s First American Resources subsidiary to our community and the Cartersville family of industries. This wonderful company already knows that Georgia is a great place to do business, and we are proud that they have decided to make Cartersville their home. Their investment in our community is appreciated.” -Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini Hühoco currently operates a facility in Mableton,...
  • Protesters demand strong immigration stance from Stanton (Phoenix, Arizona)

    01/27/2017 2:49:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Downtown Devil ^ | January 27, 2017 | Stephanie Morse
    Protesters gathered in front of City Hall Thursday demanding Mayor Greg Stanton turn his words supporting illegal immigrants into action. Stanton released a statement Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration, reaffirming his statement made after the general election that the Phoenix Police Department will not become a mass deportation force. Despite the statement, Leidy Robledo, a youth organizer for Puente Human Rights Movement said the police force was a major concern for the immigrant community. “With Trump’s new announcement, police are no longer our friends,” Robledo said. “So, it’s problematic because right now the solution...
  • Sonoco Creating 595 Jobs in Georgia

    01/25/2017 7:57:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | January 25, 2017
    Sonoco Products Company will create 130 full-time and 465 part-time jobs in a new packaging center in Fairburn, GA. The global diversified packaging company’s overall investment in Fulton County will total approximately $20 million. The packaging center will support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation and will be located in Duracell’s recently leased facility at Shugart Farms Industrial Park. “This is a one-of-a-kind relationship in our industry, where we have the opportunity to supply a diverse range of packaging products and services which come together as a single integrated solution,” said Philippe Erhart, Sonoco’s division vice president and general...
  • Birmingham's Black Lives Matter criticizes Trump's threat to send feds to Chicago

    01/25/2017 7:04:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | January 25, 2017 | Melanie Posey, Reporter
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - During a protest in Birmingham, members of Black Lives Matter express concerns about President Trump's tweet on Chicago. The president tweeted that he might send in the federal government if the city can't get its murder rate under control. Members of the Birmingham chapter of Black Lives Matters say the president's claim is an example of black inferiority. And they say it negates the work currently going on in that city to end black on black crime. They say that situation and President Trump's threat is not the key to mending relationships between communities and police,...