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  • Some Stockton students become violent during anti-gun protest

    02/23/2018 8:21:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 23rd, 2018 | KCRA Staff
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — At least five students were arrested Friday as hundreds of others from several Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence after last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school. Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off. Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles. Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton and vandalizing vehicles, including...
  • Formerly bankrupt Stockton to see what happens when residents are given a “universal basic income.”

    02/08/2018 9:36:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 02/08/2018 | Steven Greenhut
    If the states are supposed to be laboratories for democracy, where new ideas that reflect regional attitudes can flourish, then cities are like micro-laboratories. Local governments can try out ideas that would never get statewide traction. Unfortunately, some California cities are more like laboratories run by Dr. Frankenstein, where frightening concepts are given life — and local residents have few other choices than to flee to other places. Most conservatives are familiar with the goings-on in San Francisco, where stringent rent-control laws have — I know you’re surprised by this — led to the least affordable rents and most unaffordable...
  • Struggling California city prepares to experiment with ‘universal basic income’

    02/07/2018 7:20:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    BPR ^ | 7 Feb 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Michael Tubbs, the 26-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, thinks handing out $6,000 a year to low-income residents (with no strings attached) is the way to lift people out of poverty. “Stockton is absolutely Ground Zero for a lot of the issues we’re facing as a nation,” Tubbs told CBS San Francisco (video below). “Ideally, I would like to serve 100 families for 18 months at $500 a month.” Stockton is experimenting with a welfare program called “universal basic income,” which gives low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. The money is coming from a private grant. The California city,...
  • California city to experiment with 'universal basic income'

    02/05/2018 5:59:23 AM PST · by Cheerio · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/18 | WND
    Residents to get $500 a month, no questions asked, as starting point The mayor of Stockton, California, is leading an experiment with “universal basic income,” which is set to start by giving low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. Mayor Michael Tubbs calls his city “ground zero” for issues like wage stagnation, rising housing prices and loss of middle-class jobs that affect the nation. The Central Valley city went bankrupt in 2012, and for decades it has been trying to diversify its agriculture-based economy. “I feel that as mayor it’s my responsibility to do all I could to begin...
  • How the hunt for D.B. Cooper made an aging Vietnam veteran the target of TV sleuths

    07/27/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    W Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Ian Shapira
    They were certain they knew the identity of the long-missing hijacker known as D.B. Cooper, and now the self-appointed investigators wanted their man to turn himself in to the FBI and sign over his life rights for a book and movie project... Rackstraw watched the documentary, he said in an interview. He watched himself being ambushed. He watched the man whose son found the ransom money along the Columbia River deny that it had been planted there. He watched a Northwest Orient flight attendant examine an old photo of him and his decades-old NBC interview and repeatedly say she didn’t...
  • D.B. Cooper Mystery Solved? Investigators Say He Is Living In San Diego

    02/03/2018 10:00:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 2, 2018
    It’s a bombshell development in a 45-year-old cold case mystery. A commercial airplane hijacker escaped with a daring parachute jump in 1971 and was never seen again. A team of private investigators says it has cracked a code that it says shows the infamous hijacker who went by the name D.B. Cooper is, in fact, a man who lives in San Diego named Robert Rackstraw. Rackstraw is a former Stockton resident, whose family also lived in Calaveras County.
  • Inmate with facial skull tattoo escapes (Don't judge book by cover)

    11/28/2017 7:49:59 AM PST · by rey · 42 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 Nov 2017
    STOCKTON — Authorities say an inmate with a skull tattooed on his face has escaped from a work crew in Central California. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Corey Hughes was discovered missing from his work crew near Interstate 5 in Stockton on Monday afternoon. Hughes was serving time on a weapons charge and is due to be released in February. The sheriff's office released a photo of Hughes, who has blonde hair and a tattoo on his face that resembles a skull and appears to be homemade.
  • Utopia in one city: Stockton

    10/22/2017 9:04:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Of all the candidates for utopia, Stockton, California would be on the bottom of my list. But a 27-year-old mayor, with the backing of a foundation, is trying for utopia, as seen by supporters of the Mommy State: Universal Basic Income. writes: Stockton, California, is about to become the first city to test government-supported universal basic income in the U.S. The program is the idea of the city's 27-year-old mayor and will be primarily funded by the basic income advocacy group Economic Security Project.
  • Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again){Mares against guns?}

    03/06/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 3/6/2017 | David Codrea
    Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. “According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,” the report notes. “His bail is set at $1 million.” [Log in to see inmate information.] The charges add to a list of legal issues Silva’s conduct...
  • Black Lives Matter Chapter Proudly Praises Barista For Spitting In Officer’s Coffee

    12/30/2016 12:56:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks barista for spiting in an officer’s coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night. The Facebook page “Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page” posted a photo of the officer and his family, reports Fox 40. “We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks … served with a side of spit,” the caption alleged.
  • Teen Sisters Hurt During Stockton Protest Felt Targeted Because They Are White [CA]

    09/22/2016 7:37:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | September 21, 2016 7:11 PM | Angela Musallam
    Stockton police are searching for the suspects in a vicious attack that happened on Friday against two teenaged sisters. […] What was supposed to be a peaceful protest remembering Colby Friday turned into a vicious brawl directed against two sisters, and now, investigators are looking for suspects. “Our understanding is that it involved several out-of-towners whose intent was more than protesting,” said Ron Freitas, the Assistant District Attorney for San Joaquin County. Stockton police say the protestors claimed to be connected with the Black Lives Matter movement and were protesting recent officer-involved shootings against blacks. According to police, the two...
  • California mayor pleads not guilty in strip poker scandal

    08/19/2016 8:05:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/2016 | Steve Gorman
    The mayor of Stockton, California, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of playing while furnishing beer to minors at a summer camp he hosts for underprivileged children.Anthony Ray Silva, 41, was arraigned in Amador County Superior Court on a felony eavesdropping charge and three misdemeanor counts - contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child endangerment and supplying alcoholic beverages to underage persons. Silva, who is free on $20,000 bond, entered not guilty pleas to all four charges. His next court date was set for Sept. 7. Outside the...
  • Oakland: Man held in shooting targeting police sergeant

    07/28/2016 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    East Bay Times, Bay Area News Group ^ | 07/28/2016 | Harry Harris and George Kelly, Bay Area News Group
    OAKLAND -- A suspect wanted for shooting at an Oakland police sergeant Saturday night as she sat dazed in her patrol SUV after a collision was arrested Thursday morning after a standoff with Stockton police, officials said. The suspect's name was not released by police, who said he made statements that the July 23 shooting may have been inspired by recent anti-police sentiment in areas where there have been police shootings. --SNIP-- "Right now we don't know the why," Holmgren said about a motive. He said that the suspect was possibly inspired by anti-police sentiments, but didn't elaborate.
  • Terrified policemen pushed each other out of the way [...] to escape topless machete thug (UK)

    07/24/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 33 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Gareth Lightfoot
    Terrified policemen pushed each other in a desperate rush to flee the home of a topless machete thug who told them: “I’ll take your ****ing heads off.” The two officers were confronted by bare-chested Daniel Meir, who told them to get out of his bedroom ... “They ran down the stairs, having to push each other to make a quicker exit. “They retreated to a vehicle where they locked their doors and waited for assistance to come.”
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Stockton police Lt Toby Will placed on leave after sending anti-gay marriage letter to local paper

    07/18/2015 3:18:30 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 17 replies ^ | 7/17/2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A high-ranking California police lieutenant has been placed on leave after he sent a newspaper a letter condemning the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. He signed the letter with his rank and employer — and the newspaper editor says that's how he wanted it to appear in print.
  • SOUTH STOCKTON Police come under heavy fire in ambush

    06/28/2015 5:47:42 PM PDT · by Hugin · 26 replies ^ | Jun. 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | Jason Anderson
    STOCKTON — Several bullets struck an unmarked police car Friday night when officers came under heavy gunfire while patrolling a south Stockton neighborhood, authorities said. The gunshots sparked an intense manhunt that resulted in the arrest of one man and three teens, police said. According to authorities, 22-year-old Lawaun Marshaun McDonald, two 15-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.
  • Cracks Starting to Appear in Public Pensions’ Armor

    02/25/2015 7:24:29 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 20015 | By Mary Williams Walsh
    First in Detroit, then in Stockton, Calif., and now in New Jersey, judges and other top officials are challenging the widespread belief that public pensions are untouchable. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey delivered the latest blow on Tuesday, when he proposed to freeze that state’s public pension plans and move workers into new ones intended not to overwhelm future budgets or impose open-ended demands on taxpayers. The first crack came in Detroit, where a judge ruled that public pensions could, in fact, be reduced, at least in bankruptcy. Then, just a few weeks ago, an opinion by the bankruptcy...
  • Detroit and Stockton Are Just the Beginning of an Attack on Public Pensions

    01/02/2015 11:11:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    New Republic ^ | 12/22/14 | Claire Groden
    This year, judges in California and Michigan approved the exit plans of two of the largest municipal bankruptcy filings in the country’s history. In California, Stockton upheld its obligations to the state’s pension system behemoth, Calpers, while paying its other creditors as little as pennies on the dollar. Detroit, meanwhile, was able to restructure its obligations to all of its creditors, including city pensioners. While the exit plans differed, both judges ruled similarly: public pension obligations could be shortchanged like any other debt. Stockton and Detroit aren't alone. Cities and states across America are facing catastrophic budget shortfalls. After decades...
  • CalPERS gets decision: Judge rules Stockton can sever its city pensions (CA)

    10/01/2014 4:14:40 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/01/2014 | Dale Kasler
    In a potentially groundbreaking decision, a federal bankruptcy judge today struck down the sanctity of government pensions in California, saying the city of Stockton has the right to sever its contract with CalPERS. The verbal ruling from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein, two years after Stockton filed for bankruptcy, was the decision CalPERS longed to avoid.