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  • NFL Pro Bowl centers Pouncy twin brothers face assault claims

    07/14/2014 5:43:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Herald Net ^ | 7/12/14 | Omar Kelly
    Police are investigating battery claims made from a South Florida man who alleges twin brothers and NFL Pro Bowl centers, Mike and Maurkice Pouncey, assaulted him during their annual birthday party. No police report is available yet for the alleged incident, which took place at Cameo Night club around 4:20 a.m. on Saturday. But according to Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez, the department's detectives have taken a statement from the alleged victim, Ricky Vasquez, and are gathering all the facts involving the battery claims centering around the pair.
  • One Dead, Four Wounded In Los Angeles BET Awards Party Shooting

    06/29/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 6-29-2014 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters June 29, 2014 One person was killed and four others wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a pre-party in Los Angeles ahead of the Black Entertainment Television Awards show, police said. The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The other two people wounded were in stable condition after seeking their own medical care at area hospitals, police said. It was...
  • Miami police: Up to 10 people shot, 2 dead in Liberty City shooting

    06/24/2014 3:43:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/24/14
    As many as 10 people were shot Tuesday morning, killing two according to Miami police. Five people were taken to the hospital and two people died in the shooting outside an apartment building, Miami police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. One of the victims was a teenage girl, CBS4 reported.
  • James O’Keefe Endures Death Threats and Filthy Hipsters

    06/15/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | J. Christian Adams
    The only significant information in a recent Drudge-linked story about James O’Keefe is that he receives death threats, including one involving gasoline, plastic tubes, and one of his orifices. Naturally, the author of this hit piece on O’Keefe, Mike Spies, exhibits no curiosity as to the status of the federal investigation about the “gass” bomb threat. Spies probably knows by now that when it comes to federal criminal investigations involving James O’Keefe, it’s a one-way street.
  • Miami Heat Fans Boo Team During Game 4 of 2014 NBA Finals and Then Leave Early

    06/13/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami Heat fans continue to leave everyone shaking their heads, and not just because they left Game 4 early.... the hometown crowd began to boo the team. Yes, the same team that has made the NBA Finals four straight times and has won the last two titles. The booing continued at various points in the second half. However, the booing was gone once the crowd started thinning out.
  • Sterling pulls support of Clippers sale [$1 Billion Lawsuit Back On]

    06/10/2014 5:37:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/10/14 | Holly Yan
    The deal is off. The suit is on. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is withdrawing his support for the sale of his team and is asking his lawyer to go ahead with a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA. "From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. I have worked for 33 years to build the Team," Sterling said in a statement, forwarded to CNN by his lawyer Max Blecher.
  • Lyric Opera stagehands intervene in real-life drama: a tourist under attack

    06/09/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | TINA SFONDELES
    Lyric Opera of Chicago stagehands found themselves in the middle of some real-life drama just outside their doors last month when they came to the aid of a tourist being pummeled in broad daylight. Police say Mark Ball, 50, allegedly began beating a 27-year-old Boston man — for no apparent reason — near 20 W. Wacker about 2:30 p.m. on May 28. For Robert Hartge, a laid-back day — the last of the season at the Lyric — was suddenly turned upside down in an instant. Standing inside the opera’s glass doors on Wacker Drive with other stagehands, Hartge noticed...
  • Memorial Day Racial Violence Even More Widespread than Previously Reported

    06/05/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-5-14 | Colin Flaherty
    I have to apologize to the readers of American Thinker. Last week, I wrote about more than a dozen episodes of black mob violence around the country over the Memorial Day weekend. Turns out I was wrong: I missed at least three examples of large-scale racial violence. Or 300 depending on how you count. So let’s see if we can make up for these grievous errors of omission, starting in Chicago. Shortly after Memorial Day, cops and other readers of the Second City Cop blog in Chicago started reporting large groups of black people rampaging through the upscale Gold Coast...
  • Is banning Sterling from any NBA game akin to banning an ex-hotel chain owner from renting a room?

    05/23/2014 12:59:31 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    5/23/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Let's say tha someone owned a chain of hotels (be they whatever number of stars), and this individual was caught on tape uttering a string of racial expletives. Let's say furthermore that this individual had signed a contract that if they were to ever bring harm to the company or impugn its name, that within the contract clause for owners this individual could be forced to sell. That I could see and understand. But let's say that this individual sold his string of fancy hotels, and later wanted to rent a room in a hotel that was far away from...
  • Why The US Department of Agriculture Needs Submachine Guns

    05/23/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-23-2014 | Jeff Berwick
    May 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM Jeff Berwick Wendy McElroy writes: On May 7, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on the government's Federal Business Opportunities site in order to solicit bids on an undisclosed number of submachine guns. The notice read, in part, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails...
  • Miami Beach gears up for Urban Beach Week

    05/23/2014 4:19:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 5/22/14 | Ben Kennedy
    Barricades were put up along South Beach Thursday, as the city of Miami Beach gets ready to host Urban Beach Week. Kiarra Wells and her three friends flew down from Detroit for the annual extravaganza, and Wells said she's just happy to hit warmer weather.
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offers apology to Trayvon Martin's family...

    05/22/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/22/14 | BERNIE AUGUSTINE
    Speaking about the Donald Sterling scandal with the Clippers, and how the country has evolved in terms of race relations, Cuban touched on a hot topic when he said, 'We’re all prejudice in one way or another. If I see a black kid in a hoodie, and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street.' ...."In hindsight I should have used different examples. I didn't consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that. Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and the substance of the interview,"
  • Machine Gun-Toting SWAT Team Blindsides Innocent Old Man, PUMMELS Him

    05/19/2014 10:43:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2014 | Eric Owens
    A rural northwest Iowa man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that he was brutally pummeled by a SWAT team after a relative made false harassment allegations against him Instead of speaking with the retaliatory relative, the sheriff’s department in Pottawattamie County, Iowa (pop. 92,913) sent close to a dozen members of its SWAT team to the home of John Hytrek. Hytrek, 52, was working on a tractor in his driveway when the heavily armed policemen jumped out of a van. He had previously warned the relative, who sports a prior conviction for uttering false...
  • "Cliven Bundy's Thugs: 'We Had a "Bead On The" Feds With Intent to Kill Them.'"

    05/18/2014 12:00:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/17/14 | Dutchman 6
    Preparing the propaganda pretext of the next battlespace, from the Daily Collectivist: "Cliven Bundy's American-hating Separatist thugs admit, on Facebook, that they aimed weapons at Federal agents with the intent to kill. In their online Facebook conversation, Bundy's Separatists admit three Oath Keepers positioned themselves high on a hill and put a 'bead on' the Federal agents below with the intent to kill those Federal agents.
  • Birmingham gang rap video glorifies cop-killing, police say: 'Thanks for showing us who you are'

    05/17/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 18 replies
    AL.COM ^ | May 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Friends of a 21-year-old man fatally shot by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy one week ago have recorded a video lashing out at police, and some law enforcement officers countywide are on a heightened alert. The three-minute video produced by BLACK DISTRICT is a tribute to Devante Kyshon "Red Man" Hinds, who died May 9 near Walmart and Milo's on Parkway East. Authorities said Hinds tried to run a deputy over with a car and then was shot to death by lawmen. Authorities said Hinds was involved with a heroin deal when he was shot. He was...
  • Report: Holder Tells DEA Chief to Get in Line

    05/16/2014 7:54:36 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 16 2014 | Michael Warren
    The head of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration was called in to speak with Attorney General Eric Holder and told to get in line with the Obama administration's policy on lessening sentencing for drug offenders, according to a report from the Huffington Post.
  • Reports: Donald Sterling refuses to pay fine

    05/16/2014 2:23:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/14 | Steve Almasy
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has sent a letter to the National Basketball Association telling the league he won't pay his $2.5 million fine and rejecting his lifetime ban, according to multiple media reports.
  • Fast-Food Workers Walk Off Jobs Worldwide: Walk-outs planned for Thursday in 150 U.S. cities

    05/15/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | 05/15/2014 | Carol Kopp
    It started with a brief walkout at a few restaurants in New York City back in November 2012, but on Thursday the campaign against low pay at America's fast food restaurants morphed into a global push. By 9 a.m., the organizing group FastFoodGlobal.org reported that two McDonalds outlets in New York City and one in Boston were shut down. Hours ago, young workers in the Philippines staged a singing and dancing flash mob inside a downtown Manila McDonalds during the morning rush hour. Their choice of music was the song "Let It Go" from Frozen. When the news from abroad...
  • LeBron James backs off talk of NBA boycott

    05/15/2014 5:26:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 5/15/14 | ANDY VASQUEZ
    The talk before Wednesday night’s Game 5 between the Nets and Heat was about a potential boycott by the NBA players next season. Roger Mason Jr., vice president of the NBA players association, said in an interview Tuesday that LeBron James would not play if Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers, still owned the team at the start of next season. Mason later backtracked on Twitter, but James was forced to respond before the game. "At the end of the day as players, we see what [commissioner] Adam Silver is doing and he’s moving forward," the Miami superstar said....
  • Family brutally attacked Mother’s Day weekend

    05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 143 replies
    Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man. Then, a mob attacked them. “I took a punch to my eye and cracked my orbital,” said Gray. “I was grabbed by the back of my head at a full run and he smashed my head into the car and I hit the ground,” said Jim Thomas. "This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people." Thomas says the attackers went after his wife as well. "There was a man holding her...
  • 4 shot in River North among 18 wounded across city (Chicago)

    05/04/2014 5:40:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas and Rosemary Regina
    A gang-related drive-by shooting in the River North neighborhood left a man dead and three others wounded early Sunday morning, the four among at least 18 people shot since 11 a.m. Saturday. The River North shooting happened in the 500 block of West Erie Street about 3:10 a.m. At least one person in a passing sedan opened fire after shouting gang slogans toward the four, who police say are also gang members.
  • 5 Biggest Reasons Barbara Walters Really Blew It With the V. Stiviano Interview (Video)

    05/03/2014 8:13:24 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 5/2/14 | L.A. Ross
    "Stiviano said during the interview that Sterling only asked her not to bring black friends to Clippers games because he'd gotten pressure from others who thought the company she kept looked like “gangsters” or “thugs.” If those critics are people within the Clippers organization, investors or sponsors, or Sterling's peers in the National Basketball Association, it could indicate a deeper, systemic problem of racism and discrimination that merits investigation."
  • Two Suspects Who Dragged Mom Across a Parking Lot Get a Swift Lesson in Texas’ Concealed Carry Law

    04/29/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 59 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 29, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A 30-year-old mother is lucky today after the quick-thinking of a stranger helped save her from a mugging. The mother of two who was dragged across a Texas shopping center parking lot this week, clinging to her purse while two suspects in a sedan tried to snatch it. That’s when the stranger, who was armed, stopped the would-be thieves and forced them to lie on the ground while they waited for the police to arrive. ( The stranger who helped the woman retrieve her purse, pointed a gun at the suspects while he made them lie on the ground, waiting...
  • Pro-Russian thugs attack ‘United Ukraine’ rally in Donetsk

    04/29/2014 3:41:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 29, 2014, 10:31 a.m. | Kyiv Post
    Wielding pipes, iron bars and clubs, Kremlin-backed activists broke up a pro-Ukrainian rally in the city of Donetsk on April 28, leaving at least 10 people injured. Journalists reported that the pro-Russian men were dressed in military fatigues, and armed with baseball bats and threw firecrackers while attacking a “United Ukraine” demonstration as police failed to stop the one-sided violence.... [....] Polls show that the vast majority of residents in southeastern Ukraine, including in Donetsk, do not want to join Russia or break away from Ukraine.
  • Bulletproof Subways A Sign Of Violent Times?

    04/24/2014 10:16:32 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 24, 2014 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal. Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass. Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway?
  • MDC professor beaten — was it a ‘hit’ over a grade? [Head bashed in concrete; sound familiar?]

    04/22/2014 5:48:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/21/14 | MICHAEL VASQUEZ AND GREGORY CASTILLO
    ...police continue to investigate a brutal attack against music professor Marc Magellan. The professor appears to have been specifically targeted, and it was not a robbery — none of his personal items were taken. As Magellan was leaving campus last week, a man called out “Professor Marc,”...When Magellan turned around, he was sucker-punched in the face. That unexpected blow knocked Magellan, 31, to the ground of the campus parking garage. From there, the attacker continued beating the professor “unmercifully,” according to police. At one point, Magellan says, the assailant “was powerfully punching the side of my head against the concrete...
  • Easter Monday event at National Zoo ends with shooting

    04/22/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Somers
    Two people were shot Monday afternoon near the National Zoo, marking the second time in three years that an annual Easter Monday event has ended with violence. The shooting, near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration, came as a large number of officers were already in the area. "We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence," Cmdr. Reese said in an evening press conference. The Easter Monday event for black families across the region grew out of a grassroots community tradition more than 100 years ago.
  • Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black

    04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan. The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) “I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have...
  • Ukraine Announces Full-Scale Army Operation on Pro-Russian Militants

    04/14/2014 6:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In what some call "crunch time" others a worst case scenario, Ukraine Announces Full-Scale Army Operation on Pro-Russian Militants in Seized Buildings. Ukraine's president says a full-scale operation involving the army will be launched in the east after pro-Russian militants seized government buildings. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said he would not allow a repetition of what happened in Crimea which was annexed by Russia last month. His live televised address from parliament came after pro-Russian forces targeted half a dozen cities. An urgent meeting of the UN Security Council will be held in New York. The meeting, at 20:00 New...
  • Islamic Group Flaunts “Jesus Is Muslim” Billboards in Ohio

    03/31/2014 6:20:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/28/2014 | Jim Hoft
    “The Last Hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews. The Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: ‘Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.” Sahih Muslim, Kitab al-Fitan wa Ashrat as-Sa’ah, Book 41 of Koran, 6985 The Islamic group “Ask a Muslim” is running “Jesus is Muslim” billboards in Columbus, Ohio. Mohammad, the founder of Islam, was born 500 years after Jesus’s death. The Christian Post reported, via Free Republic:
  • Woman explains what happened when roving mass mob of black teens attacked her in Louisville

    03/26/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 150 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | March 26, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    The other night we reported how a mob of 200 teens went on a rampage in downtown Louisville, Kentucky last Saturday night, assaulting people and mob-robbing stores. There was surveillance footage from a store that was mob-robbed that showed the teens to be black – a detail left out in the reporting of the story. One of the women attacked was reported to be in her car with her children in the backseat. She has come forward to explain what really happened and it’s a situation none of us would want to find ourselves in, especially with 5 children in...
  • President Obama warns youth: Sign up for Obamacare or we will charge you a penalty

    03/15/2014 8:07:18 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/14/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama warned young people that if they don't sign up for Obamacare by March 31, they will face a penalty -- if they can afford it. During an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest, Obama explained that young people might be charged a fine if they don't get insured. "If you can afford it — you just decide you don't want to get it because your attitude is 'nothing's ever going to happen to me' — then you'll be charged a penalty," Obama explained. Obama was careful to specify that people who can't afford Obamacare will not suffer a...
  • Michigan campaign finance violation draws near-record fine for union's actions in 2012 election

    03/10/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 20 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 10, 2014 | Brian Smith
    LANSING -- The Service Employees International Union will pay almost $200,000 to settle alleged campaign finance violations from a failed 2012 ballot proposal seeking collective bargaining rights for home health workers. The settlement was announced Monday by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, whose office investigated a complaint that the union skirted campaign finance laws. The complaint was filed by political advocacy group Michigan Freedom Fund The complaint accused the principals behind Home Care First and Citizens for Affordable Quality Home Care of intentionally delaying required filings with Johnson's office to conceal that SEIU had made substantial contributions to support the...
  • 'Thug' in Quinn's anti-violence program accused in murder of teen co-worker

    03/08/2014 5:05:20 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 7, 2014 | Dave McKinney and Frank Main
    Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to combat violence on the South Side through a program hatched by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. Paid with taxpayer funds to hand out anti-violence pamphlets, the teens were part-time foot soldiers in the governor’s $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program described as “a comprehensive and concerted effort to keep our young people safe, off the streets and in school.” Quinn launched that program a month before his 2010 election as an answer to gun carnage in the city — even though murders that year dipped to a nearly 50-year low....
  • Not Paying Union Dues, in Michigan

    03/07/2014 8:23:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 3.7.14 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Unions are finding sneaky ways to exact dues — but workers are fighting back. Two Michigan teachers will finally be allowed to end their union membership in the Michigan Education Association and will be refunded any dues they paid during this school year, according to a settlement agreement signed this week. William “Ray” Arthur, a teacher and wrestling coach at Petoskey Senior High School, and Miriam Chanski, a Coopersville kindergarten teacher, tried to quit the teachers’ union after Michigan adopted legislation to become the 24th right-to-work state in the U.S. Both Arthur and Chanski wrote letters informing the MEA that...
  • What’s behind Illinois’ employment collapse?

    03/02/2014 11:42:15 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Illinois Policy.org ^ | 2/24/2014 | Michael Lucci
    A smaller and smaller percentage of adults are working to support the entire state population. Why does this matter? Because a booming economy provides the benefits of opportunity and upward mobility. But not only that. Growing the number of taxpayers is essential for funding core government services and pension bills. The only other tools legislators have are tax hikes, which have done more to chase away taxpayers than to fund the government. The percentage of the working-age population that is employed fell by 5.6 percentage points, from 65 percent in January 2008 to 59.4 percent in December 2013. This percentage,...
  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • Union Members Indicted for Burning Down Quaker Church

    02/20/2014 11:01:13 AM PST · by aimhigh · 48 replies
    www.FreeBeacon.com ^ | 02/19/2014 | Bill McMorris
    The federal government on Tuesday indicted multiple union members for burning down a Quaker church in 2012. Ten members of a Philadelphia ironworkers union face charges of arson and racketeering in connection with a fire against the church, which was employing non-union workers. . . . . . The group of self-described THUGS—an acronym for “Those Helpful Union Guys”—allegedly burned down the meetinghouse as part of a wider campaign of violence against non-union work sites across the city.
  • Wisconsin SEIU's message: Nice job you got there, be a shame if you lost it

    02/20/2014 2:50:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/14 | Mark Tapscott
    Nice job ya got there So the union's leaders have come up with a backdoor way to force employees to fork over the dues money. It's a novel variation on the Living Wage/Minimum Wage campaign. Here's how it works: Milwaukee County officials approved a living wage requirement for local government contractors to pay at least $11.33 per hour. SEIU's Wisconsin Jobs Now campaign was the main backer of the requirement. But the new law includes a convenient way for contractors to avoid having to pay the living wage — they can agree to force their employees to join SEIU.
  • Electrical workers’ union protests outside the Trolley Car Diner and Cafe

    02/19/2014 6:28:33 AM PST · by Phillyred · 7 replies
    Chestnut Hill Local ^ | February 8, 201 | Sue Ann Rybak
    Electrical workers’ union posted signs outside the Trolley Car Diner protesting Weinstein’s organization Philly Office Retail’s decision to hire non-union workers. Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) placed signs outside the Trolley Car Diner and handed out fliers charging Ken Weinstein, the president of Philly Office Retail, of “helping to destroy wages and benefits” on Thursday, Feb. 6. The labor union objects to Philly Office Retail hiring McCoubrey/Overholser, a Mt. Airy based general contractor, to convert the former St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Harvey Street into a private school....
  • 10 leaders of Ironworkers Local 401 charged in racketeering indictment(THUGS)

    02/19/2014 4:48:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/13/2014 | Jeremy Roebuck
    They called themselves "the Helpful Union Guys" - "THUGS" for short - and woe awaited any contractor who dared cross them by hiring non-organized workers. For, federal authorities alleged Tuesday, this "goon squad" of members of Ironworkers Local 401 set fires, started riots, and took crowbars to the competition in an effort to protect union jobs. FBI agents arrested 10 of the union's leaders Tuesday morning, including longtime head Joseph Dougherty, in a racketeering conspiracy case that appeared to affirm long-standing business complaints over the tactics employed by Philadelphia unions.
  • Union Vote In Chattanooga Shows Danger Of Card Check

    02/18/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Labor: Union bosses have contended for some time that a secret ballot isn't needed to unionize a workplace. All that's needed, they said, was employees' signatures on cards. But Chattanooga proved them wrong. For months the United Auto Workers have said a majority of workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had signed cards expressing their interest in unionizing. Why bother with a secret ballot when the workers had already spoken through the "card check" approval process? Before a much-anticipated and widely followed union-representation vote held last week, the AP reported that Gary Casteel, Tennessee-based regional director for the UAW,...
  • Awesome: Left-Wing UAW Rejected in Chattanooga

    02/15/2014 6:23:57 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/15/2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Big Labor has just suffered a blow in the South. Thanks in large part to efforts by Americans for Tax Reform to expose the left-wing United Auto Workers, employees at Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Volkswagen assembly plant have rejected the labor union’s representation in a vote of 712-626. The Detroit Free Press reports on the implications: The defeat, which came despite Volkswagen’s neutrality, tarnishes UAW President Bob King’s legacy and could make it next to impossible for the union to extend its reach beyond domestic automakers.
  • Bloody Sunday: Black Teens Arrested in Horrific Attacks in Alabama & Maryland (Video)

    02/03/2014 9:21:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senseless and Deadly– Two black teens were arrested today following the brutal attack of an 86 year-old man in Alabama. They beat him in the face and stabbed him several times. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In Maryland on Sunday two young teens were arrested for killing a 51 year-old woman. A 14 year-old and 16 year-old teen were arrested this weekend for the murder of 51 year-old Kimberly Leto.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)ABC2 reported: Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they burglarized 51-year-old Kimberly Leto’s home and killed her. “That it was a 14 and 15-year-old is unimaginable. There is a loss of life and two...
  • Knockout Attackers Freed, You Won’t Believe What Happened to the Victims

    01/13/2014 5:28:37 PM PST · by iceskater · 41 replies
    The Independent Sentinel ^ | January 10, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Two African-American knockout-style attackers in Charlottesville were immediately released on their own recognizance and only charged with a misdemeanor after an assault on a man and woman in a downtown shopping mall on December 20. Police Chief Longo, who arrested the assailants, said there is evidence of the male victim losing a tooth and suffering soft tissue damage but he would need evidence of more serious injuries to raise the charges. The injuries were far more serious than that according to the victims. In the meantime, these two assailants didn’t even have to post bail. The police department never used...
  • Black Mob Violence in Rochester: Get Used To It

    01/09/2014 9:01:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/09/2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Rochester does not have a problem with black mob violence. Or black on white crime. The city does, however, have a problem with white people who are not used to it.So says a Rochester city councilman.The latest example is a “disturbing” video of a group of black people laughing and dancing as they talk about how they are going wait for an “old lady” to leave a convenience story, then smash her in the face with a snow ball. And a fist.Which they did. Thanks to the efforts of local activist Davy V., police have a copy of the video...
  • Dennis Rodman defends N. Korea basketball game

    01/07/2014 4:51:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/7/14 | Jethro Mullen and Laura Smith-Spark
    In an exclusive interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN's "New Day," Rodman reacted angrily when pressed on whether the party should have traveled there given recent events in the secretive country. The trip takes place just weeks after North Korea shocked the world by announcing the purge and execution of Kim's once-powerful uncle. There are also concerns for the welfare of U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae, who's been detained for more than a year for unknown crimes. The other former NBA players are due to take part in a controversial basketball game on the birthday of Kim Jong Un, the country's...
  • How many murders in Chicago the last two days?

    01/06/2014 9:15:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Perhaps this huge storm system can be thanked for stopping, temporarily, the black-on-black murder rate in Chicago. Does anyone know how many murders have taken place the last couple days in Obama's home town?
  • Dennis Rodman, ex-NBA All-Stars arrive in North Korea

    01/06/2014 7:10:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Newsday ^ | 1/6/14
    Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a "birthday present" for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un. Rodman's squad —featuring ex-All Stars Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson and Vin Baker —will play against a team of North Koreans on Wednesday, which is believed to be Kim's birthday. The former NBA players, who arrived in Pyongyang on Monday, also include Eric "Sleepy" Floyd, guard Doug Christie and Charles D. Smith, who played for the New York Knicks. Four streetballers are also on the...