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  • Small-town mayor caught driving a lawn mower with a beer

    09/15/2017 9:39:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 15, 2017
    The mayor of a small town in South Carolina was pulled over for allegedly driving a lawn mower down the street with an open container of beer. “I know, I apologize for that,” said Mayor John Gardner in the dashcam video, before being asked to pour out the beverage by the police.
  • De Blasio easily wins Democratic nomination for NYC mayor, sets sights on general

    09/14/2017 10:11:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/14/2017 | By GLORIA PAZMINO
    Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled one step closer to re-election on Tuesday night, coasting to the Democratic nomination by easily defeating a handful of little-known challengers who struggled to gain traction for their criticisms of the mayor and his administration. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led the field with 74.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary Board of Election data published on Tuesday. The easy victory comes four years after de Blasio, a former City Councilman and public advocate, vaulted to prominence by winning a crowded Democratic primary on a left-leaning message of fighting income inequality,...
  • {Seattle} Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations

    09/12/2017 1:51:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray abruptly announced his resignation from his post Tuesday, about two hours after The Seattle Times reported that his cousin said Murray had repeatedly molested him in the 1970s when he was a teenager. Murray's cousin became the fifth man to accuse the mayor of sexual abuse. Earlier allegations of sexual abuse prompted Murray to drop out of his campaign for re-election but he had steadfastly refused to resign until now. He said his resignation would be effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my...
  • Belgian mayor is found dead in cemetery 'with his throat slit open'

    09/11/2017 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 63 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | Rory Tingle
    A Belgian mayor has been found dead in a cemetery with his throat slit open, according to reports.
  • Chicago is now a “Trump-Free Zone” – Mayor Emmanuel Oversees the Destruction of a City

    09/07/2017 4:28:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When AG Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was set to end, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel took the opportunity to further cement Chicago’s reputation as a city going downhill. Racked by debt; unable to effectively manage its finances, and a shrinking population (due to people leaving in droves), Chicago is a perfect example of a city managed with a “progressive agenda” in mind. Almost reveling in the opportunity to display his Liberal Credentials, Mayor Emmanuel, within hours of the announcement, held his own press conference to describe his plan for action: “To all the...
  • Berkeley Mayor Wants ‘Free Speech Week’ Canceled; Trump Supporters ‘Wanted to Get Beat Up’ by Antifa

    08/29/2017 10:17:16 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    The Narrative Times ^ | August 29, 2017 | Michael Motes
    “Trump supporters (conservatives) wanted to get beat up,” said civil rights lawyer Dan Siegel, according to the East Bay Times. Siegel repeatedly and loudly praised the inactions of the Berkeley Police Department, which allowed a huge mass of hooded, helmeted, masked, Antifa with studded gloves and clubs to jump the barricades and attack the half dozen conservative protesters who had gathered after a “No to Marxism” rally was canceled for fear of violence. There were about 450 police, and about 200 Antifa "soldiers" according to law enforcement reports. Police later claimed their inaction was "necessary to prevent greater violence in...
  • Texas Governor, Mayor Split Over Whether Houston Needed Evacuations

    08/28/2017 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/27/117 | Christopher M. Matthews
    HOUSTON—A split between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner over whether the metropolis should have been evacuated is raising questions about officials’ response to damaging floodwaters as a catastrophe continues to engulf the region. Mr. Turner, a Democrat, and other local officials urged residents to stay in their homes as Hurricane Harvey, which has since downgraded to a tropical storm, approached Houston on Friday. But at a Friday news conference, Gov. Abbott, a Republican, suggested otherwise. “Even if an evacuation order hasn’t been issued by your local official, if you’re in an area between Corpus Christi and...
  • Mayor asks state for $43M to help with flood relief

    08/27/2017 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 JANUARY 2017 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON – The City of Houston is asking the state for $43 million to help with flood relief projects along Brays Bayou. The announcement comes after the city experienced flooding last week causing bayous to rise out of their banks. Some residents say their homes have taken on water several times in the last two years. “We are here to announce that relief is certainly on the way,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “My hope is that, after this is completed, you will no longer have to rush to get furniture and carpet off the floors when heavy rain is forecast....
  • Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order

    08/27/2017 1:53:35 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 162 replies
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner argued on Sunday that an evacuation of Harris county, which is currently seeing “unprecedented” flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, would have led to a far worse calamity for area residents. "If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare. Especially when it's not planned," Turner said during an update Sunday on the city's response to Hurricane Harvey. Turner argued that an evacuation order has to be "very well-coordinated all the way from Houston to the destination point." "If you do it or attempt...
  • Mayor of Venice says ANYONE who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in his city will be shot by snipers

    08/24/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/24/17 | Stephen Jones
    Luigi Brugnaro claims the Italian tourist hotspot is safer than Barcelona - where 14 people died being run down by a terrorist - saying that 'in contrast, we keep our guard up' Cops in Venice have been ordered to take no risks - and fire on suspected terrorists. Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. Video has subsequently emerged of the...
  • Charlottesville, Don't blame the local Police Dep't.

    08/14/2017 1:36:17 AM PDT · by Rockin6T · 67 replies
    08/13/2017 | Rockin6-T
  • Nashville mayor's son dies of apparent overdose

    07/30/2017 8:52:34 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 134 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Sunday that her only child, 22-year-old Max Barry, has died of an apparent drug overdose. An emotional statement released by the mayor and her husband, Bruce Barry, said their son died in Denver on Saturday night. "Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear. Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child. Our son was a kind soul full of life and love for his family and friends," the statement said....
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...

    07/26/2017 5:11:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 26 July 2017 | Law Officer
    State Representative and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn is calling for major policing changes, proposing to take away guns from the majority of officers. Dehn is one of several candidates running to beat current Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in the fall. Fox9 reports that he recently won the support of voters at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention and now his call to disarm police of their side guns is garnering major attention. Dehn believes that officers should leave guns in their cars and only access them when needed. But not to worry, Dehn would be open to officers using...
  • Cops turn their backs on de Blasio at slain officer’s funeral [Miosotis Familia]

    07/11/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
    Cops once again turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio at a police funeral. Scores of officers who assembled for assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday showed Hizzoner their backs during the mayor’s eulogy — a move reminiscent of the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu in 2015. --SNIP-- The protest comes after de Blasio skipped town for Germany Thursday — the day after Familia was assassinated by cop-hating gunman Alexander Bonds.
  • NYC Mayor’s Trip To Germany Was Taxpayer Funded So He Could #RESIST Trump

    07/11/2017 8:46:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopped on a jet and took off to Germany right when the city was in mourning over the assassination of yet another police officer? To say that this was a political misstep is the definition of an understatement, but the fallout of that stunt isn’t quite over yet. Some people are raising the awkward question of precisely who paid for that little public relations disaster. As you could probably have guessed without my telling you, it was the taxpayers of New York City. But fear not, citizens! The New York City...
  • Imposter Mayor

    07/09/2017 11:45:47 AM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 Jul 2017 | Seth Barron
    Mayor de Blasio made a surprise departure from New York City yesterday—just one day after the assassination of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia while she guarded a violence-plagued Bronx corner—in order to attend anti-capitalist protests in Hamburg, site of the G-20 summit. A few hours after de Blasio’s plane departed, a train derailed in Penn Station, where extensive track work is scheduled to begin this weekend. It was the third derailment at Penn since March; the incidents have become so commonplace that New Jersey Transit commuters reportedly showed little surprise when their train car slid off the track. The mayor has...
  • Conservative French Mayor Pushes for Pork on School Lunch Menus to Promote Secularism

    06/29/2017 10:04:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Matt Miller
    The Mayor of Chevigny-Saint Sauveur has announced that he will ban alternative school lunch menus that exclude pork, to promote secularism. Mayor Michel Rotger is a French conservative who is saying ‘NO’ to accommodating Islamic tyranny, insisting secular values be upheld in public schools in Chevigny- Saint Sauveur. From Breitbart: Mayor Michel Rotger, a member of the conservative Republican party, said the move would promote secularism but would also save the local government money saying ‘alternative menus’ led to too much waste, L’Express reports. “We are putting an operation in place so the children eat everything and their diets are...
  • London Mayor shared a platform with attacker's [friend] who trained one of the 7/7 bombers

    06/07/2017 7:34:38 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6 2017 | Gareth Davies
    • London Mayor spoke at same conference as Sajeel Shahid, accused of terrorism • Shahid was gym buddy of London Bridge murderer Khuram Butt from Barking • The pair ran martial arts classes together at the all-Muslim Ummah Fitness gym • Shahid is also said to have links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary and Al-Qaeda Sadiq Khan attended a conference with one of the London Bridge murderers' close friends who is accused of training one of the 7/7 bombers, MailOnline can reveal. The London Mayor spoke on the same platform as Sajeel Shahid, a militant who is said to have...
  • Hillary Calls For ‘Understanding’ Experiences, Religions, Foods — Of Terrorists?

    06/06/2017 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 06/06/17 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton’s solution to combat terrorism? “Understand” those different from us, apparently including terrorists, right down to the foods they eat. While speaking Monday at a Baltimore fundraiser for a youth program that sends students to Israel, Clinton lashed out at President Trump and his response to the latest London terrorist attack. “This is a time for us to reach out to the world,” Clinton said, “to understand more about what is happening. Not just in our own country but indeed across the globe. “It’s a time for steady, determined leadership, like we are seeing from local authorities in London,...