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  • Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex

    10/23/2019 6:21:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 20 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 23, 2019 | Staff
    A murder investigation has been launched after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry from Bulgaria on an industrial estate in Essex. A 25-year-old driver, from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The victims, found at the Waterglade industrial park in Grays, were all adults apart from one teenager, Essex police said. The force said the lorry was believed to be from Bulgaria but entered the country in Holyhead, the Welsh port town that serves Ireland. The home secretary, Priti Patel, said Home Office immigration officials were working closely with the police to establish what happened, while...
  • China’s pork shortage puts dog and rabbit meat back on the menu in rural communities

    10/22/2019 8:06:55 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 46 replies
    SCMP ^ | October 22, 2019 | He Huifeng
    The price of pork continues to surge across China because of supply shortages driven by the poor handling of African swine fever Chinese people are looking for alternatives, including dog and rabbit, as the country’s most popular meat becomes unaffordable African swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls that are expected to take years to recover from. Photo: AFPAfrican swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls that are expected to take years to recover from. Photo: AFP African swine fever has swept through China’s pig population, leading to mass culls...
  • UK police urge public to report “hateful” behaviour “even if it isn’t a crime,”

    10/22/2019 11:46:55 AM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 22, 2019 9:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    UK police urge public to report “hateful” behaviour “even if it isn’t a crime,” say “you don’t even need evidence” OCT 22, 2019 9:00 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER Note also that the possibility of Muslims brutalizing and victimizing non-Muslims is not contemplated, despite a superabundance of evidence, in the Muslim rape gangs and incidents such as this one, that such things do happen. In Boris Johnson’s shabby little police state, the narrative must be advanced, and reality will just have to bend to it. Britain is finished. “UK Police Tell Public: Report ‘Hateful’ Behaviour ‘Even If It Isn’t a Crime’,...
  • Massachusetts Legislator Proposes $200 Fines, 6 Months in Jail for Using the Word 'Bit*h'

    10/22/2019 11:36:34 AM PDT · by cann · 89 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/22/2019 | CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI
    Massachusetts is taking the fight against nasty words to the next level with a new state bill that would ban the use of the word bitch in certain contexts. State Rep. Daniel Hunt (D–Boston) has put forward H. 3719 that would prohibit the use of the big, bad b-word when deployed to "to accost, annoy, degrade or demean" another person. Anyone who did so would be considered a "disorderly person" under state law. Penalties could include fines of up to $200 or six months in jail. Hunt's bill specifies that either the person called a bitch or a witness to...
  • Judge refuses to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

    10/22/2019 9:15:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2019 | Justine Coleman
    A federal judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss the city of Chicago’s lawsuit against former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall rejected a motion filed by Smollett’s attorneys, The Associated Press reported. The lawyers argued in the motion, filed last month, that Smollett should not have to pay the city $130,000 because the actor did not know how much time and money would be dedicated to investigating his allegations that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett told police in January that two men attacked him and used racial and homophobic slurs as...
  • Armed man steals ambulance and hits bystanders before police open fire in Oslo

    10/22/2019 4:44:52 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | October 22 | Bradley Jolly
    An armed man has stolen an ambulance and driven it at multiple people in a busy city. A child, believed to be a baby or toddler, is among those injured and dashed to hospital. Emergency services are desperately trying to calm the chaotic situation in Oslo, Norway. Witnesses said they've also heard gunshots. A police helicopter has been spotted scouring the vicinity.
  • Mom abandons young kids and bites other driver after DUI crash, California cops say

    10/21/2019 7:14:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 21, 2019 | Jared Gilmour
    A California driver was arrested Friday after, police said, she crashed into another car, bit the vehicle’s owner and then ran away without her two little children. Lizette Yesenia Aguilar, a 23-year-old Hollister resident, is accused of striking the parked vehicle around 8:30 p.m. Pacific time in the San Benito County town and then driving away before stopping, the Hollister Police Department said in a news release on Monday.
  • Teen arrested in sexual abuse of sleeping Rutgers student at dorm, officials say

    10/21/2019 4:58:28 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 24 replies
    NJ dot com ^ | 21 October 2019 | Noah Cohen
    Authorities said the teen “gained entry” to Quad 2 on the Livingston Campus and had unwanted sexual contact with the sleeping student in her dorm room around 7:40 a.m. When the student woke up, the assailant ran away, police told NJ Advance Media.
  • Florida Cops Went to Absurd Lengths to Entrap Man Who Showed No Interest in Underage Sex

    10/21/2019 11:10:02 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    Reason ^ | 10 21 2019 | Lenore Skenazy
    How do you catch a predator in Sarasota, Florida? You create one. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is going to "outrageous lengths" to make law-abiding lonely guys into sex offenders. That's according to Noah Pransky, a fearless journalist who has been covering Florida's addiction to entrapment for years. In September, SCSO arrested 23 men for allegedly soliciting underage girls for sex. Pransky's most recent piece in Florida Politics chronicles the elaborate back and forth between one of those men and a police officer pretending to be a young female. Pransky writes: In one example from a 2017 operation, SCSO...
  • UK: 20-strong Gang Target ‘White Bastards’, Cut Off Teenager’s Hand with Axe

    10/20/2019 8:47:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct 20, 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    A 20-strong gang set upon four tree surgeons in Rochdale, England, calling them “white bastards” and cutting off a teenage worker’s hand with an axe. 27-year-old Habibur Rahman gathered the mob after the workers had stopped him from abusing an elderly woman. Rahman, incensed he had been “disrespected” on his “territory”, tracked the four workers to the property they were working on in the rape gang blighted city, blocking them by parking his car across the driveway while the mob approached armed with a claw hammer, knives, machetes, a knuckle-duster — and the fateful axe. “I am not going to...
  • BILLBOARD IN SF DEPICTS MAYOR BREED WITH FEET UP, SMOKING, HOLDING STACK OF BILLS

    10/20/2019 5:35:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 35 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Luz Pena
    Ellen Lee Zhou, a San Francisco social worker running for Mayor of San Francisco, paid for a billboard that is raising controversy in the SoMa district. "I think it's interesting. I live in this area so hopefully, it doesn't cause too much controversy," said SoMa resident David Pham. The billboard located on Dore Street shows a cartoon of a woman with her feet up, smoking, and holding a stack of money. A man can be seen carrying a young girl with a quote under it: "Stop slavery and human trafficking in SF" and "Vote Ellen Zhou Nov 5th for Mayor."...
  • ‘Most ridiculous thing ever’: Officials split building in two to solve property dispute

    10/19/2019 6:12:19 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 22 replies
    WTTV ^ | October 19, 2019 | Tribune Media Wire
    RUGGLES TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – An Ohio man says local officials cut a building in half to end a property dispute with him. It happened in Ruggles Township following a complaint by Brett Galloway, who contends township officials constructed a building that was partly on his property. “It is pretty much the most ridiculous thing ever,” Galloway told WJW. He said he has tried negotiating with township leaders since January, but last week, when they didn’t reach an agreement, officials put up a fence and cut down part of the building. About a third of the building still remains on...
  • El Chapo's cartel launches military-style assault on Mexican forces

    10/19/2019 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | October 18, 2019
    The Mexican city of Culiacán descended into terror on Thursday, when soldiers and police launched a raid to capture one of the heirs to the throne of jailed Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. As state forces advanced into the city, the Sinaloa Cartel hit back with an array of military-style weapons — and won. Mexican officials briefly detained Ovidio Guzman, one of Guzman’s sons who has emerged as a leading figure in the cartel after his father was arrested in 2016. But in response the cartel freed dozens of prisoners from a local jail, set numerous vehicles alight and...
  • Report: North Koreans Fight over Each Other’s Excrement to Meet Human Fertilizer Quota

    10/18/2019 1:10:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2019 | BEN KEW
    North Korean laborers have started fighting over and stealing each other’s excrement in an attempt to meet an impossible quota collection in time to prepare fertilizer for next year’s farming season, a report revealed this week...The quota, ordered by dictator Kim Jong-un in his New Year’s address, ordered that each household should meet a quota amounting to 100 kilograms (220 pounds) per able-bodied citizen. According to local sources, the quota was intentionally unattainable because its true goal was to force citizens to pay fines and bribes for their failure to meet the necessary targets.
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Muslim chops off wife’s nose for not making tea

    10/18/2019 11:17:07 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | OCT 17, 2019 1:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Muslim chops off wife’s nose for not making tea OCT 17, 2019 1:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER A culture of violence: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34 Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you...
  • London Commuters Have Had Enough Of Climate Change Activists

    10/17/2019 11:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/17/2019 | John Sexton
    Climate change activists calling themselves “Extinction Rebellion” have been punishing London commuters for the past ten days. The stated goal of the protest was to “peacefully shut down all roads into Westminster in Central London and non-violently disrupt the government until our leaders agree to TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION NOW.” Today, things got decidedly less peaceful when a handful of activists climbed on top of a commuter train in the midst of the morning rush hour. People who were trying to get to work dragged the protesters off the train. From the BBC: Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on to trains...
  • A neighbor charged in shooting rampage at Northwest Side condo building left two chilling notes

    10/17/2019 11:17:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2019 | Megan Crepeau and Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    A man facing eviction from his Northwest Side condo building went on a deadly rampage over the weekend, killing four people in a neighboring apartment as they sat down for dinner before hunting down another neighbor and shooting her in the back of the head as she fled, Cook County prosecutors alleged Monday. Police later found two chilling notes written in Polish in Krysztof Marek’s apartment in the Dunning neighborhood. “Tomorrow!! No Mercy Without any stupid hesitation!!!” prosecutors said one read in part. After prosecutors laid out the dramatic details Monday in the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Judge John Fitzgerald...
  • Entire RAGBRAI staff resigns over Register’s handling of Carson King story

    10/16/2019 11:12:31 AM PDT · by bigbob · 33 replies
    KTIV.com ^ | 10-15-19 | KTIV staff
    A rift over the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story has led to the resignation of the entire staff of the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa from the newspaper, effective immediately. In a Tuesday post on RAGBRAI’s Facebook page, TJ Juskiewicz said the Register, “refused to offer me the opportunity to openly speak to the RAGBRAI Nation, and answer the hundreds of passionate questions asked about the future of RAGBRAI following the Des Moines Register’s handling of the Carson King story.” Juskiewicz said his efforts to communicate with riders were blocked because “it did not...
  • Refinery Fire in Crockett, CA

    10/15/2019 4:09:58 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 32 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | 10/15/2019 | Amy Hollyfield
    Reports of a tank farm fire at the refinery in Crockett, CA. The tanks are some ways from the main plant, however the fire is spreading to other tanks. Three are alight so far. Information comes from someone on site.
  • UC Berkeley grad student says research may have been destroyed by PG&E outage

    10/15/2019 2:50:57 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 90 replies
    ABC News 7 ^ | October 13, 2019 | Anser Hassan
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Sarah Morris says 12-hour days are not uncommon at her bio-chemistry lab in Morgan Hall at UC Berkeley. But PG&E's power outage may have destroyed two years of her ground-breaking cancer research, valued at $500,000. "I kind of had a moment of thinking, 'is my dissertation thesis going to include the lines: I did this, and then it got wiped out because of a power outage. Please let me graduate!'" says Morris. Morris is a PhD student researching new therapies to fight drug-resistant forms of cancer. She says PG&E assured UC Berkeley that the power would...