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  • Tucker: Antifa has support of ‘respectable Left’ amid calls for ‘direct action’ following ICE attack

    07/16/2019 6:45:15 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/16/19 | Jon Dougherty
    On his Monday night program, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson discussed the recent attack by an armed Antifa supporter against an ICE detention facility in Tacoma, Wash., noting that members of the group now have the support of the “respectable Left” in America as elements call for more “direct action” against “fascist” government facilities. Willem Van Spronsen, 68, allegedly released a manifesto stating “I am Anfita” before taking an AR-15 with him on Saturday to firebomb the facility, which he believed was a “concentration camp.” The attack was celebrated by many on the left and Spronsen was hailed as a hero...
  • Attacker on Tacoma ICE Detention Center Identified as “anarchist and antifascist”

    07/13/2019 11:15:35 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 102 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 13, 2019 | William A Jacobson
    Willem Van Spronsen, 69, of Vashon Island, Washington, attacked an ICE Detention Center in Tacoma earlier today with incendiary devices and while armed with a rifle. He was killed in a shootout with police. The Seattle Times reports that Van Spronsen was involved in previous protests and violence at the center, and was described by a friend as : Deb Bartley, a friend of Van Spronsen’s for about 20 years, described him as an anarchist and antifascist, and believes his attack on the detention center intending to provoke a fatal conflict. “He was ready to end it,” Bartley said. “I...
  • Gee whiz: Testing of sewage confirms rise in marijuana use

    06/20/2019 6:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2019 | Gene Johnson
    The proof is in the pee. A federally funded study has confirmed, not surprisingly, that marijuana use went up in Washington state after its first legal pot stores opened in 2014. In fact, consumption appeared to double, at least in one major city, over three years — a conclusion scientists reached by way of the unglamorous work of analyzing raw sewage. “It’s stinky,” said lead author Dan Burgard, a chemist at the University of Puget Sound. “But we’ve worked with urine, we’ve worked with wastewater, and we’ve worked with port-a-potties. It’s not as bad a port-a-potties.” The research entailed driving...
  • Former U.S. intelligence officer arrested over charges of spying for China

    06/04/2018 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/18
    A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday. The department said the suspect is accused of trying to transmit national defense information to China and with receiving “hundreds of thousands of dollars” while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government. He was taken into custody while he was on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ...
  • 2016 Tacoma Air Temp Sensor Weirdness

    10/10/2018 4:37:20 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 51 replies
    10/10/18 | Self
    Today on the way home on an 85 degree or so day, my 16 Tacoma's air temp sensor kept dropping steadily until it hit -34 outside. The truck runs fine, no errors on the dash, performance seemed the same. In the last few miles, it started registering a little above 0 degrees. I got home no problem and changed the sensor out since I had a spare on hand. I did unhook the battery first. After swapping and powering back up, air temp was a steady 20 something degrees. No warning lights. Normal sounding and running. I found a default...
  • ‘There are NAZIS in our neighborhood’ reads a new billboard on Tacoma’s Pacific Avenue

    07/12/2018 9:16:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | July 12, 2018 | Craig Sailor
    A billboard that went up Tuesday on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma doesn’t mince words. “There are NAZIS in our neighborhood,” it reads against a black background. Tacoma Against Nazis paid for the sign, which hovers over a bank just north of South 72nd Street. The same group held a protest outside a tattoo parlor in the 1100 block of South 72nd Street on June 22. The group contends the parlor’s owners and staff are white supremacists. The parlor is less than a mile from the billboard. “We wanted something close to the tattoo parlor but we also wanted something in...
  • Ron Rockwell Hansen: US arrests man for trying to spy for China

    06/04/2018 4:18:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-4-2018 | Sarah N. Lynch
    A former officer with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested over the weekend for allegedly trying to spy on the United States for China, the Justice Department said on Monday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation took Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, into custody on Saturday while he was on his way to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to get a connecting flight to China. The department said he has been accused of trying to transmit national defense information to China and with receiving "hundreds of thousands of dollars" while acting illegally as an agent for the Chinese government.
  • Northwest Immigrant Activist Says She Faces Deportation

    01/16/2018 12:04:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 16, 2018
    SEATTLE - A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a native of Mexico City who has been in the U.S. for more than 25 years, said Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has given her a notice to appear before an immigration judge. She says she believes ICE is targeting her because of her activism. She leads an organization called Northwest Detention Center Resistance, which was created in 2014 when detainees at the privately run immigration detention facility in Tacoma began a series of hunger strikes to protest...
  • NTSB: Amtrak train was going 78 mph at impact; crew not using electronic devices

    12/22/2017 8:57:32 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 67 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An initial review of the data recorders and cameras on board the Amtrak train that derailed in DuPont on Monday suggests the train was going 78 mph in the moments before impact -- nearly 50 miles over the speed limit at that location -- and that the crew realized the speed was too high moments before, the NTSB announced Friday. Among the preliminary review, investigators concluded that the crew was not observed to be using any electronic devices before the crash, and that six seconds before impact, the engineer made a comment about going too fast. Investigators...
  • Panicked ANTIFA Website Deletes Article About Sabotaging Train Tracks in Olympia After Derailment

    12/18/2017 2:27:09 PM PST · by detective · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 18, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    On Monday morning, an Amtrak train derailed while crossing an overpass in Dupont, Washington. Law enforcement say at least six people are dead and 78 others were injured. Independent journalist Mike Cernovich tweeted an archived link to a now deleted article from “prominent,” far-left website It’s Going Down, on an ANTIFA group bragging about pouring concrete on train tracks in Olympia, WA.
  • Amtrak train derails over I-5

    12/18/2017 8:43:32 AM PST · by djf · 14 replies
    An Amtrak train derailed this morning off a bridge over I5 near Dupont, Washington. Details pending...
  • Derailed Amtrak train plunges off bridge onto I-5 lanes south of Tacoma

    12/18/2017 8:44:10 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 298 replies ^ | Monday, December 18th 2017 | by KOMO Staff
    (KOMO) — PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are closed south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord after an Amtrak train derailed and fell off an overpass onto the freeway. Some injuries have been reported. View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Chris Karnes 🌹 @TacomaTransit The train has derailed. Emergency crews are on the scene. Massive damage. People are hurt. 10:01 AM - Dec 18, 2017 24 24 Replies 119 119 Retweets 30 30 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Motorists are being warned to avoid the area. "I was just shocked," said Peter Zimmerman of...
  • More Fruit of Caetano: Tacoma under Pressure to remove Weapon Bans

    06/10/2017 8:06:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Tacoma Washington is likely to do away with its ban on electric weapons. The Supreme Court decision in Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf) is the reason why.  From Caetano: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010). Caetano was directly about electronic weapons.  Lawsuits against...
  • Detained immigrants launch hunger strike in Washington state

    04/11/2017 7:08:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 11, 2017 | Tom James
    Hundreds of detainees at an immigration holding center in Washington state began refusing meals in a hunger strike to protest conditions at the facility and delayed immigration hearings, activists said on Tuesday. A group of about 100 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, refused their lunches on Monday, with 300 others joining the protest that night and the following morning, according to Maru Mora Villalpando, an activist in touch with the detainees.
  • University of Washington Writing Guru Declares American Grammar ‘Racist’

    02/25/2017 5:23:14 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    heatst ^ | February 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    The chief writing instructor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is trying to dismantle the rules of grammar because he believes they are racist—and the college has given its endorsement to his campaign. Posters that appeared this week in the college’s writing center are part of a new effort to teach students that the conventional rules on how to structure sentences and form ideas in written language are perpetuating inequality and “white supremacy.” “Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations and guidelines that make up our classes, school,...
  • College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

    02/20/2017 1:37:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 119 replies ^ | 2/20/17 | Rob Shimshock
    An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.'” The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” proclaims the writing center’s statement. “Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people...
  • Tacoma Police Officer Killed In LIne of Duty (just announced)

    11/30/2016 9:19:12 PM PST · by llevrok · 33 replies
    responded to a DV. Shot multiple times. died in surgery. Suspect still barricaded in a house
  • WA: Tacoma Gun Disposal Boxes?

    09/10/2015 9:08:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Tacoma Drug Disposal Box.  Officials are considering a version for guns. In Tacoma, Washington, officials are considering the idea of a gun drop box where people can turn in guns for destruction without any interaction with police.  The theory is that there are people in poor, crime ridden neighborhoods who want to get rid of a gun, but do not want interaction with police. The working theory  is that the box would be in a place without surveillance, and the guns dropped off would be checked out by police, then destroyed.  From The city is investigating how to...
  • Tacoma casino cancels Nugent shows, citing racism (WA)

    07/25/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    KGW ^ | 07/24/2014 | King 5 News
    Emerald Queen Casino will cancel two Ted Nugent concerts that were scheduled August 2 and 3 over allegations of racist remarks by the singer. Puyallup Tribe officials said the decision came after learning that Nugent has said racist remarks. The tribal council said they also received threats from community members wanting the casino to cancel his shows. The cancellation comes days after the Coeur d'Alene Tribe cancelled Nugent’s August 4 shows at its Idaho casino because of what it called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
  • Report claims FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography in 2010

    06/08/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies ^ | 6/8/14 | foxnews/ap
    The FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography at least 17 months before he killed himself and his children, according to a published report based on FBI documents. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the bureau was investigating Powell for possession of child pornography as well as for the death of his wife, Susan, who disappeared in 2009 and has never been found. Anne Bremner, an attorney for Susan Powell's parents, said the family was never told the FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography.