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  • Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death

    07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | By David K. Li
    Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death By David K. Li July 18, 2016 | 10:42am Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Gray’s death. Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Gray’s death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he...
  • Two snipers shoot 11 police officers and leave bombs all over the place during Dallas protests

    07/07/2016 10:54:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 147 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 July 2016 | By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    Two snipers have shot 11 police officers - killing at least four - and may have planted a bomb in downtown Dallas. The two gunmen opened fire from 'elevated positions', picking off officers 'ambush style' as they manned a protest over the deaths of two black men, police chief David Brown said. A gruesome video shows a heroic policeman taking on one of gunmen, but being gunned down by the shooter before being shot again execution-style, from point-blank range. Both suspects have been caught and taken into custody, with one detained following a shootout with police. As they were detained,...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • Police: Florida mayor carjacked at gunpoint outside his home [Sanford]

    06/25/2016 8:09:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 9:54 PM EDT
    Police say a central Florida mayor was carjacked early Saturday while standing outside his home. MESH reports Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside about 2:15 a.m. when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys. Police say the suspects also stole Triplett’s wallet before driving off in his Mercedes. …
  • Stringer positioning Himself to Run Against Mayor De Blasio

    06/17/2016 10:29:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing at least a half-dozen federal, state, and local investigations into his fundraising, accompanied by ugly headlines and the lowest approval ratings of his tenure. Last week’s arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful head of the city's corrections officers’ union, on federal corruption charges in a case involving a de Blasio fundraiser, only crystallized what more and more New York Democrats are starting to believe: With next year’s election looming on the horizon, the progressive mayor is becoming vulnerable to a primary challenge. While a few prominent local politicians are toying with the idea, it’s...
  • London mayor plans negative body image advert ban on Tube, buses and trains

    06/13/2016 9:17:50 AM PDT · by orchestra · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/13/2016
    Adverts promoting negative body images will be banned across the Transport for London (TfL) network from next month. As part of his mayoral election manifesto Sadiq Khan pledged to ban adverts promoting "unhealthy or unrealistic" body images. The advertising watchdog received 378 complaints in 2015 about a weight-loss advert that asked customers if they were "beach body ready?" Mr Khan has now asked TfL to set up its own advertising steering group. The Protein World "beach body ready" promotional posters were defaced in Tube stations and a petition was started calling for the adverts to be banned, however the Advertising...
  • Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement in the lead for Rome mayor

    06/05/2016 11:38:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6.June.2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (5SM) took a large lead in the first round of voting for the mayor of Rome, in a possible blow to prime minister Matteo Renzi. Some 13 million people, or a quarter of the adult population, were eligible to vote for mayors in around 1,300 towns and cities, with attention focused firmly on a handful of major centres, including the capital. Victory in Rome would be a huge breakthrough for anti-establishment 5SM, which was founded in 2009 by comedian Beppe Grillo and has grown to be Italy's second largest party. A victory by the populist...
  • Idiot San Jose Mayor Who Blamed Riots on Trump Gets DESTROYED on Social Media

    06/05/2016 7:37:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 60 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | 03 June 2016
    After an entire day of getting abused on Social Media by angry Trump supporters and having nearly nobody come to his defense, the Idiot mayor attempted to backtrack a bit. However he could not help but throw in one more jab at Trump which infuriated the majority even more. Here are the top comments on Sam Liccardo’s Facebook page as of right now: snip, read at source
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • San Jose Mayor Justifies Mob Violence

    06/03/2016 5:53:57 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 67 replies
    Thousands of Americans participated in that most benign of civic rituals in San Jose, California, on Thursday night: seeing a presidential candidate speak. Of course, that candidate was Donald Trump, so as these engaged citizens streamed out of the arena, they were subjected to astonishing levels of violence. An angry mob pelted eggs, tomatoes, and bottles at the spectators—as well as the police, who tried (and failed) to maintain some semblance of order. Other Trump supporters were set upon and punched. One was left with blood streaming down his face. (See representative video below.) The mayor of San Jose, Democrat...
  • New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

    05/22/2016 3:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Elias
    First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car. The woman's shooting death Thursday was the tipping point for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who forced Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down after months of mounting pressure. The new chief inherits the daunting task of turning around a troubled department in a city deeply divided by race — and doing it fast. "Reforms, reforms, reforms," acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • The de Blasio coverup begins

    05/20/2016 7:04:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Besieged by federal and state investigators, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned Nixonian Thursday and declared five of his closest outside confidants exempt from public disclosure laws when they advise him on running the city. His administration extended the stunning “agents of the city” privilege to BerlinRosen co-founder Jonathan Rosen; Hilltop Public Solutions partners Nicholas Baldick and Bill Hyers; and AKPD partner John Del Cecato. All four worked on de Blasio’s political campaigns. Also included was Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to South Africa and a former political operative at SEIU Local 1199.
  • Muslim Elected Mayor of London

    05/09/2016 10:11:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/09/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, has been elected mayor of London, and the international Left is thrilled. “Son of a Pakistani bus driver, champion of workers’ rights and human rights, and now Mayor of London. Congrats, @SadiqKhan. –H,” tweeted Hillary Clinton. Likewise happy are Islamic supremacists worldwide: members of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), the party of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the majority party in the nation’s National Assembly, held up a sign emblazoned: “Heartiest Congratulation [sic] to Sadiq Khan 1st Muslim Mayor of London who defeated millionaire Jew Zec [sic] Goldsmith.” Those two messages...
  • Sadiq Khan becomes London's first elected Muslim mayor

    05/06/2016 2:40:08 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 136 replies
    Mashable ^ | 5/6/2016 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    LONDON — Labour candidate Sadiq Khan has been elected Mayor of London, beating his Conservative opponent Zac Goldsmith. Khan, 45, replaces flamboyant Conservative Boris Johnson after a race characterised by allegations of extremism and racism. Goldsmith called Khan — who is Muslim — a "radical" and accused him of giving "platforms, oxygen and even cover" to Islamic extremists. His allegations were echoed by prime minister David Cameron in the parliament, during Wednesdays' question time. The son of a bus driver from Pakistan, Khan is a former human rights lawyer who branded himself "the British Muslim who takes the fight...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Rob Ford was more like Trump than Trudeau

    03/27/2016 6:32:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 25, 2016 | TIMOTHY SPANGLER
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  • Infamous ex-Toronto mayor will lie in repose at City Hall

    03/23/2016 2:53:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 5:31 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford will lie in repose for two days at City Hall before he is laid to rest next week. Ford died Tuesday after fighting cancer at age 46. The Ford family said Wednesday that mourners will be able to pay their respects Monday and Tuesday at City Hall. The Ford family thanked current Mayor John Tory for allowing the honor. …
  • London’s mayor tells Obama to butt out of E.U. debate

    03/14/2016 3:38:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Washingon Post ^ | 03/14/16 | Karla Adam
    LONDON — The mayor of London has a simple message for President Obama over Britain’s upcoming referendum on membership in the European Union: Butt out. In a strikingly combative article published Monday, the flamboyant mayor, Boris Johnson, accused the United States of “exorbitant hypocrisy” in urging the United Kingdom to vote to stay in the bloc, given that the former defends its own sovereignty with “hysterical vigilance.” Johnson's strident criticism in the Telegraph newspaper comes amid reports that Obama will visit the United Kingdom next month and will urge Britons to vote to remain in the 28-nation E.U. The London...
  • Former DC mayor Gray begins comeback after investigation

    02/04/2016 10:19:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 12:28 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    Former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, whose sole term in office was dogged by a federal investigation that ended with no charges filed against him, began his political comeback on Thursday, announcing that he will run for the D.C. Council. Gray, a 73-year-old Democrat, lost his re-election bid in the 2014 Democratic primary to current Mayor Muriel Bowser. Three weeks before the primary, a federal prosecutor said in court that Gray knew about an illegal, $660,000 slush fund that helped him get elected in 2010. Last December, prosecutors said they decided not to charge him. Gray has maintained he...
  • A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives, (Democrats)

    01/08/2016 2:19:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Noah Rothman
    A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives Noah Rothman Everything was going as planned at President Barack Obama's Thursday evening town hall on gun control when the unexpected occurred. A woman, a mother, a victim of sexual assault in college, someone who according to the overly simplistic center-left perspective should be sympathetic both to Democrats and stricter gun laws, stood up and defended firearm ownership. It was a moment that demonstrated the fragility of narratives and stereotyping. It exposed just how rapidly worldviews predicated on a naĂŻve and one-dimensional typecasting - a trap into which political demographers easily fall - can...
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS:http://www.khou.com/elections Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Fla. mayor bans Trump from city after Trump calls for barring Muslims

    12/08/2015 2:12:32 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    ActionNewsJax ^ | 12-7-2015 | ActionNewsJax
    Action News - Jacksonville, Fla. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Donald Trump's controversial comments Monday calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" were followed with outrage on social media. While many were tweeting their thoughts and emotions about Trump's comments, the mayor of one Florida city decided to take action with his tweet.
  • Juneau mayor died of natural causes, police say

    12/03/2015 12:20:17 PM PST · by skeptoid · 13 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | December 2, 2015 | Pat Forgey|
    JUNEAU -- Newly elected Mayor Greg Fisk died of natural causes Monday, and facial injuries that sparked rumors of an assault actually came from a fall, Juneau police said Wednesday. "The first assumption was someone had done something to him," said Bryce Johnson, Juneau police chief. An autopsy was conducted by the State Medical Examiner Office in Anchorage, Johnson told reporters at a press conference in Juneau Wednesday afternoon. Two Juneau detectives in Anchorage on other business attended the autopsy, he said. The cause of death has not been specified, but Fisk had a history of heart issues, Johnson said
  • Injuries found on Juneau mayor’s body; police await autopsy results

    12/01/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by skeptoid · 20 replies
    Alaska Dispatpatch News ^ | December 1, 2015 | Chris Klint|
    Injuries found on Juneau mayor’s body; police await autopsy results Chris Klint| December 1, 2015 Share on email Email Print Juneau’s mayor had suffered injuries when his son found him dead Monday afternoon, investigators say. Stephen “Greg” Fisk, 70, was found dead inside his residence in downtown Juneau, according to Ian Fisk, who police say called dispatchers at 3:34 p.m. Monday. Juneau police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said Tuesday that she couldn’t describe the injuries found on Fisk’s body due to the ongoing investigation. “The injuries could be characterized as signs of trauma,” Kalwara said. “He’s being sent for an autopsy,...
  • Charlotte Mayor-elect Jennifer Roberts played ‘outside game’ to win

    11/04/2015 4:56:50 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/4/2015 | Bill Moriill
    Back in March, as the field of Charlotte’s mayoral candidates continued to grow, a lot of people considered Democrat Jennifer Roberts a long shot. It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte’s new mayor-elect had been underestimated. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article42877881.html#storylink=cpy
  • Citizens Against Virtually Everything

    10/18/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Things are up to date in Kansas City — politicians are going about as far as they can go. Unless the people get in the way. But, but . . . “the people are the fountain of all power,” James Madison, father of our Constitution, wrote . . . well, quite some time ago. Today, Kansas City’s brilliant and heroic political leaders fully recognize Madison’s people power, and indeed want to frolic in the enormous fountain. Or even build a brand new, bigger and better fountain — a fantastic fountain, the very best. Whether the public is smart enough to...
  • Pope Francis ‘criticises Rome’s mayor’

    09/30/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 30, 2015
    Comments made on plane will increase tension ahead of Year of MercyPope Francis criticised the mayor of Rome during an in-flight press conference on the way home from America, according to Italian media reports.The Pontiff reportedly referred Mayor Ignazio Marino as someone who “professes to be Catholic”.Speaking on the flight home to Rome, Francis was asked whether he had invited the mayor, a supporter of same-sex marriage and euthanasia, to join him in Philadelphia.He is reported to have replied: “I didn’t invite the mayor. Is that clear? I asked the organisers and they didn’t invite him either.”The Holy Father reportedly...
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • Baltimore mayor says she will not seek re-election By JULIET LINDERMAN Sep. 11, 2015 10:37 AM EDT

    09/11/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    <p>Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that she will not seek re-election, nearly five months after the city erupted in rioting following the death of a man injured in police custody.</p> <p>Rawlings-Blake made the announcement at a news conference called only 90 minutes earlier, a move that comes just days after officials said the city would pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million to settle civil claims over his spinal injury.</p>
  • Hakeem Jeffries for New York Mayor? Some Say Yes, But He Hesitates

    09/03/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    In Washington, Mr. Jeffries, a second-term congressman, is best known as a collegial, next-generation Democrat with a keen interest in criminal justice reform. In New York, however, he has positioned himself at a nexus of powerful interests that have grown frustrated during Mr. de Blasio’s tenure.... Where Mr. de Blasio has opposed charter schools, Mr. Jeffries has firmly defended them; in April, he addressed a fund-raising gala for the Success Academy organization, a fast-growing charter network heavily backed by wealthy critics of the mayor. When Mr. de Blasio sought to limit expansion of the ride-hailing company Uber, Mr. Jeffries spoke...
  • Talladega Mayor Larry Barton describes beating; questions raised about sex tape

    08/09/2015 5:40:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | August 09, 2015 | John Archibald
    Talladega Mayor Larry Barton says he does not know why he was targeted when he was beaten with a baseball bat Saturday, but a former lawyer for the assailant said it started with a sex tape. Here is the story Barton tells: "I pulled up to the barbershop and there was a guy in a hood and trench coat standing there," he said. "I opened the door and he started pounding me with a baseball bat." Barton, 74, said 71-year-old Benny Green -- who used to co-host Barton's radio show "In the Interest of the People" – hit him repeatedly...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess...
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
  • San Antonio Voters Go Off Script to Elect Socially Conservative Democrats

    06/18/2015 6:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/18/2015 | Rick Moran
    A very interesting dynamic was present in the race for San Antonio mayor last weekend that bears watching for both parties.Ivy Taylor, who was appointed San Antonio mayor when Julian Castro left to run HUD last year, won a full term on Saturday, defeating a long-time Democrat, former state senator Leticia Van de Putte. Taylor is the first black to get elected mayor.San Antonio is a Democratic city, Texas’s second largest, and is majority Hispanic. The city is represented in Congress by Democratic Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and a conservative who opposes amnesty and favors increased...
  • WV Supreme Court appoints panel to hear petition seeking to remove Charleston, WV Mayor Danny Jones

    06/15/2015 10:28:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWK-TV ^ | June 15, 2015 | WOWK
    Full Title: WV Supreme Court appoints panel to hear petition seeking to remove Charleston, WV Mayor Danny Jones from office A three-judge panel has been picked to decide if Charleston, WV Mayor Danny Jones should be removed from office. The petition was circulated by Janet Thompson, who has unsuccessfully run for mayor against Jones multiple times. Thompson wants Jones removed for alleged misconduct, malfeasance, gross immorality, neglect of duty and because “he, himself is an ‘incompetent person' as defined in West Virginia Code.” In her petition, she specifically objects to him keeping City Attorney Paul Ellis and City Clerk James...
  • West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme (DEMOCRAT)

    06/10/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | June 10, 2015 | Christopher Baxter
    West New York mayor accepted $250K in bribes in medical kickback scheme West New York Mayor Felix Roque was indicted Tuesday on charges he accepted approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company, state authorities said. Christopher Baxter updated June 10, 2015 at 7:06 AM TRENTON — The mayor of West New York, Felix Roque, was indicted Tuesday for accepting approximately $250,000 in bribes in return for referring patients to a medical imaging company whose owner has admitted running a massive kickback scheme, state authorities said. From 2007 to 2012, Roque, 59, a Democrat...
  • Baltimore Mayor’s Staffers Jumping Ship

    06/07/2015 5:48:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 5, 2015 | Andrew Branca
    We’re all familiar with the proverb, rats flee a sinking ship. To see this in action on a human scale we need look no further than the offices of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. In a story that’s gotten remarkably little news coverage, the Baltimore Sun Times reports that four of the Mayor’s highest ranking staff have quit since six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots

    05/30/2015 6:30:59 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 54 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 05/28/2015
    Baltimore's $20 Million Federally Financed Riots 05/28/2015 Accountability: After encouraging rioters to lay waste to Baltimore, the city's mayor now says she's confident she can get Uncle Sam to pay for the damage. What is this, the new age of federally financed riots? One month after the race riots that trashed Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the city would apply for a $20 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to replenish the "rainy day fund" being used to pay for cleanup and police overtime costs in the wake of the mayhem that she herself is on record as...
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...
  • BOMBSHELL: Mayor Forced Into Mental Institution for What He Said About Islam

    05/20/2015 6:49:21 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 41 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 20MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Robert Chardon, mayor of the French town of Venelles, has allegedly been forced into a mental institution for tweeting, “We must ban the Muslim faith in France.” This revelation came to us via the Agence France-Presse, a highly regarded news entity that claimed Chardon was involuntarily hospitalized last Friday. Chardon also tweeted that France should revoke a centuries-old secularism law and instead “promote the practice of the Christian faith.” All this rhetoric reportedly angered Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the Union for a Popular Movement, the same party to which Chardon belongs. “I condemn this proposal even if secularism also means...
  • Lenny Curry elected Jacksonville's next mayor (R beats D incumbent)

    05/19/2015 11:17:46 PM PDT · by Impy · 16 replies
    NewsJax.com ^ | 5-19-15 | Scott Johnson and Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - After a long, expensive and sometimes bruising, Jacksonville voters elected a new mayor on Tuesday. When the first early votes and absentee votes were reported just after 7 p.m., Republican Lenny Curry had a 1 percent lead over incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown. Two hours later, with 98 percent of the 200,000 votes counted, that lead was only slightly larger, but enough to declare victory. After thanking his family, his volunteers, his donors and the Republican Party of Florida, Curry turned to the future.
  • Flint's Giggles the Pig mayor campaign draws global attention

    05/09/2015 1:17:58 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 27 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 09, 2015 | Gary Ridley
    FLINT, MI -- What started as a local attorney's way to draw attention to an unusual mayor's election has turned into an international phenomenon as Giggles the Pig makes headlines around the globe. News organizations from Russia and the Netherlands have picked up the story of the small porcine from Flint whose owner is attempting to enter into the mayor's race. Even CNN ran a story Friday, May 8, about Giggles' attempt to take on the Vehicle City's political establishment. Attorney Michael Ewing announced Giggles' campaign on Facebook on May 4 following news this week that no names would appear...
  • Source: Baltimore Police Officers Want To Oust The Mayor [VIDEO]

    05/03/2015 7:05:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    During a Baltimore-based radio talk show on Thursday, a man who identified himself as a Baltimore police officer named “Jeff” called into the program and said fellow police officers were organizing to push out the city’s mayor. “There is right now over 50 of us officers who are immediately asking for [Baltimore Mayor] Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to step down for what she did to us Monday,” the caller told WBAL radio host Derek Hunter. The Baltimore mayor has denied giving “stand down” orders and blamed the media for misinterpreting her comments about providing “a space” for protesters to loot. “Any other...
  • Growing calls for Baltimore mayor to resign (53 sec Fox News video)

    04/30/2015 7:53:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
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  • Word for the day: 'Baltimogadishu'

    04/30/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Baseball in Baltimogadishu Today's game in an empty stadium: Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. This after two straight days of cancelled games and the organization locking 15,000 fans inside on Saturday night as riots spiraled outside. On the bright side, the Sox play in front of crowds about as big as today's scheduled attendance - it'll be like having...
  • Sean Hannity Show video: Sheriff CONFIRMS Baltimore cops said Freddie Gray trying to harm himself

    04/29/2015 8:09:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 75 replies
    Sean Hannity Show video on The Right Scoop ^ | 4-29-2015 | Sean Hannity Show video on The Right Scoop
    Hannity had on his show a Maryland Sheriff who is helping out in Baltimore who confirmed that the word he heard from Baltimore city cops was that Freddie Gray was bouncing himself around in the Police van trying to hurt himself. He also confirms that through their interactions with Baltimore city police officers, that they were told to stand down by the mayor and that they were incredibly embarrassed by it and frustrated. This sheriff doesn’t mince words and also slammed Obama for a rush to judgement against police officers. Watch the whole interview, it’s a good one:
  • Glenn Beck TV Program 04/28/2015: Riots Rage In Baltimore

    04/29/2015 1:14:40 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Riots Rage In Baltimore: The Ideals Of Martin Luther Kingh Are Pretty Much Dead,And Our Country May Not Be Far Behind ( 1:00:00 ) 04-28: Glenn Beck Program Glenn Beck delivers passionate and thought provoking analysis in his engaging signature show.
  • Mayor 'told police to STAND DOWN while Baltimore began to burn during riots'

    04/29/2015 10:58:23 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    According to a senior law enforcement source, the embattled mayor effectively told her officers to do nothing as the city began to burn - raising questions as to whether the rioting could have been stopped. Asked by Fox News if the mayor was responsible for the order, the source said, 'You are God damn right it was.'