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  • Atlanta City Hall shakeup: Mayor asks entire cabinet to resign

    04/09/2018 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Broker · 31 replies
    Atlanta Journal & Constitution ^ | April 9, 2018 | STEPHEN DEERE Atlanta City Hall reporter 404-526-2415
    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday told her cabinet members that she wants their resignations by the end of the day. A city official said that Bottoms has also told her cabinet — a group that includes 35 top city officials — that she will decide by the end of the week whose resignations she will accept and whose she will decline. That official, who declined to be identified, was asked to resign.
  • No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country

    03/17/2018 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | March 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last week the National League of Cities hosted a conference in Washington, D.C. where a couple thousand mayors and other municipal leaders from around the nation met to address various challenges facing their home towns in 2018. You can debate the usefulness of such confabs all you like, but the concept of shared experiences and an opportunity to develop solutions among local leaders surely has some value. Getting a bit carried away with the concept, however, was Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. So impressed was he with some of the ideas which came out of the meeting that...
  • Angel families' want to see Oakland mayor prosecuted for thwarting ICE raids

    03/16/2018 2:23:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/18 | Adam Shaw
    **SNIP** Since then, a number of California Democrats have backed Schaaf, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., slammed the raid as "unjust and cruel." The Department of Justice is reviewing Schaaf’s actions. As for those who have lost children due to the actions of illegal immigrants -- so-called Angel Families -- they say it’s vital that the administration do something. Don Rosenberg, an "Angel Dad" whose 25-year-old son, Drew, was killed in San Francisco in 2010 when an illegal-immigrant driver from Honduras hit his motorbike, says that Sessions’ DOJ needs to have Schaaf prosecuted.
  • Oakland Mayor to Jeff Sessions: ‘How dare you vilify members of our community’

    03/07/2018 6:10:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 7, 2018 | David DeBolt and Tatiana Sanchez
    Responding to accusations from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that she enabled more than 800 undocumented immigrants to avoid arrest last week, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Wednesday stood her ground, saying the government is targeting undocumented immigrants with no criminal records. “My response to the attorney general’s statements … How dare you vilify members of our community,” Schaaf said during a press conference following the attorney general’s remarks.
  • Sessions Personally Goes After Oakland Sanctuary Mayor With Blunt Media Broadside

    03/07/2018 4:14:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 7, 2018 at 11:53am | Chris Agee
    In the wake of news that the United States is suing California for its immigration laws, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at the state’s leaders, and one mayor in particular. He singled out Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who sparked controversy last month by warning the city’s residents of an impending federal immigration raid. That move led to backlash from officials including Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan. He confirmed that the agency would be launching a “review” of what he called an “irresponsible decision” that tipped off criminals living in the state. Sessions maintained that tone in...
  • Barry’s former security chief pleads guilty to theft (Nashville)

    03/06/2018 12:02:23 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 17 replies ^ | 3/6/18 | WKRN Staff
    The man in the middle of the Megan Barry scandal pleaded guilty in Davidson County Court Tuesday morning. In a negotiated plea agreement Robert Forrest pleaded to theft of property over $10,000. He got 3 years probation and will have to reimburse Metro Nashville $45,000 that was paid as salary and overtime when he was not performing his official duties as Mayor Barry’s chief security officer. Barry admitted to having a two year affair with Forrest. Forrest’s wife, Penny, has filed for divorce.
  • Oakland Mayor Received Over 1,000 ‘Angry Calls’ After Defying ICE

    03/04/2018 3:54:01 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-4-2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf received over 1,000 “angry calls” in protest against her decision last weekend to warn illegal aliens of an impending raid by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Schaaf — who told the Washington Post, “I definitely consider myself part of the resistance” — angered ICE officials, who made 232 arrests over several days but said that 800 illegal aliens evaded arrest due to her warning. Many of the illegal aliens targeted in the raid already had criminal convictions, according to ICE officials. The East Bay Times reports: The rough, subjective tally, as of Friday afternoon?...
  • DOJ looking into possible obstruction charge against Oakland mayor who warned of ICE raid

    02/28/2018 2:08:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    The Department of Justice is looking into whether Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf obstructed justice by warning Northern California residents of an impending raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The agency’s acting director, Thomas Homan, told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that the DOJ is “reviewing” whether Schaaf broke any laws by telling her constituents ICE would be raiding the area in order to arrest people violating federal immigration laws.
  • ICE chief: 800 avoided arrest due to Oakland mayor's warning

    02/28/2018 3:28:11 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 28th, 2018 | Unattributed
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A top immigration official said Wednesday that about 800 people living illegally in Northern California were able to avoid arrest because of a weekend warning that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf put on Twitter. "What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community," Thomas Homan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting chief, told "Fox and Friends." The mayor warned residents over the weekend of large-scale, impending raids by immigration agents in the San Francisco Bay Area, escalating tensions...
  • Oakland Mayor's Tipoff to Illegal Aliens Endangered ICE Officers

    02/28/2018 9:20:48 AM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The real question is whether she's going to be held accountable. Federal officials said Tuesday they arrested more than 150 undocumented immigrants in a Northern California sweep aimed at countering local sanctuary laws, while suggesting Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to alert the public to the secret operation may have allowed some targets to elude capture. “Sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco and Oakland shield dangerous criminal aliens from federal law enforcement at the expense of public safety,” said Thomas Homan, the acting director of ICE. “Because these jurisdictions prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a...
  • ICE confirms more than 150 arrests in California sweep and slams Schaaf’s early warning

    02/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2018 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Federal officials confirmed Tuesday that they launched a big immigration enforcement action this week in Northern California, after remaining silent for three days.
  • Oakland mayor warns of impending ICE raid, ramping up sanctuary-city tension

    02/26/2018 11:20:54 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    The mayor of a sanctuary city in California issued a warning that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) could be conducting a raid in the area as soon as Sunday — ratcheting up tension with the feds while giving her constituents an early heads-up. Libby Schaaf, the Democratic mayor of Oakland, shared the warning — which she said she “learned from multiple credible sources” — in a press release on Saturday, “not to panic our residents but to protect them,” Fox 2 reported. The mayor said she didn’t know further details of the ICE operation, but claimed she felt it...
  • Oakland mayor tips off illegals to ICE sweep

    02/26/2018 8:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2018 | Rick Moran
    In a nation where the rule of law governed public officials, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf might be subject to arrest for obstruction after she issued a warning to the city's illegal alien community that there was a pending sweep by ICE. But we no longer live in that kind of country. Public officials can now openly, brazzenly, defy federal authorities in their efforts to enforce immigration law. SFGate: The relationship between U.S. immigration officials and California’s liberal leaders soured long ago, but Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to warn potential targets of federal arrest that an immigration sweep could be...
  • Broward Mayor, Vice Mayor Make Videos Praising Radical Muslim Group ( Democrats )

    02/25/2018 11:47:08 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 15, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Marty Kiar and Barbara Sharief embrace groups linked to terror and bigotry. ... both Broward officials made videos of themselves voicing statements in support of Emerge USA. While the group has an innocuous – even Patriotic sounding – name, Emerge USA is actually a radical Muslim organization with links to terrorism and bigotry. ... Emerge USA is the brainchild of Khurrum Wahid, a South Florida attorney who has built his name on representing high profile terrorists. His clients include members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. Wahid previously served as a legal advisor for the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • Mayor Demands NRA Move Convention from Dallas — Because of the 1963 JFK Assassination

    02/19/2018 3:08:03 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 48 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 2/19/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway (D) cited the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and demanded that the NRA cancel its upcoming convention. The convention is scheduled to take place in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Mayor Pro Tem Caraway spoke Monday about the scheduled NRA convention. Fox 4 reported that he framed his demand that the NRA pull out by pointing to JFK’s assassination, then pivoting to the July 7, 2016, fatal ambush of five Dallas police officers, the Florida school shooting, and November 2017 murder of a 27-year-old mother of six in the...
  • Mayor sought illegal funds for political allies, records allege (south Florida)

    01/27/2018 5:46:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 26, 2018 | Susannah Bryan
    allandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, who was removed from office Friday after being snared in an FBI sting, solicited illegal campaign contributions not only for herself but for two political allies, court documents say. Gov. Rick Scott suspended Cooper on Friday, a day after she was arrested and accused of accepting contributions funneled through Alan Koslow, a once prominent attorney who has since been disbarred after a conviction on federal charges. In August 2012, undercover agents handed Koslow a Dunkin’ Donuts bag filled with $8,000 in cash – all in $100 bills, investigators said in court records.
  • Trump supporters demand arrest of London Mayor Sadiq Khan

    01/13/2018 6:27:29 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | staff
    Supporters of US President Donald Trump have disrupted a speech by Sadiq Khan and called for the London Mayor to be arrested. Mr Khan was about to start speaking to the Fabian Society in London when he was disrupted by protesters from a group called the White Pendragons who shouted pro-Trump and pro-Brexit slogans. In a tweet on Friday, Mr Khan said Mr Trump had got the message that he was "not welcome" in London after the President cancelled a planned visit to open the new US embassy. In a video posted on social media, one protester could be heard...
  • Children Forced To Freeze, As Baltimore Schools Open With No Heat (How Did The Cops Cause This?)

    01/03/2018 8:06:05 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Baltimore students and teachers returned back to school from holiday break on Tuesday, expecting to start the new year with a bang, but that was an overly optimistic assumption for a collapsing school system, as they found their classrooms flooded and indoor temperatures barely above freezing. Starting off on the wrong foot, Baltimore’s school system could be on track for a turbulent year, in conjunction with a widespread cheating scandal. The recent cold snap in Maryland has sent temperatures across the state plunging. For instance, on Wednesday morning, Baltimore printed at 11 degrees. On Tuesday, the cold weather parazyled...
  • HEIR APPARENT: DeBlasio Chooses Bernie To Swear Him In For Mayor

    12/27/2017 3:32:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 27, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be sworn in for his second term by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, City Hall revealed Wednesday. De Blasio's choice is surprising given his enthusiastic support of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and his long maintained ties to the Clinton family. These ties were on full display during his first swearing in presided over by former President Bill Clinton, who De Blasio served under in the Department of Housing and Urban Development De Blasio was also Hillary Clinton's campaign manager during her run for the U.S. Senate in the state of New York...
  • Yet another Chicago schools chief resigns amid scandal

    12/12/2017 3:45:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s track record for picking leaders of his city’s school system, the nation’s third largest, just took a new hit. In 2015, the woman whom he selected, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, resigned amid a major bribery scandal that sent her to prison. Emanuel replaced her with his longtime friend, Forrest Claypool, who just became the second consecutive Chicago schools chief to announce he is leaving — and he’s doing it in the middle of scandal. Claypool said he will vacate the position as chief executive officer of the school district, which he has held for 2 1/2 years, on...