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  • Bombshell Report Reveals Stunning Extent Of FBI’s Anti-Catholic Operations

    12/09/2023 4:06:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 8 Dec, 2023 | Aaron Flanigan
    A new report just released by the House Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government has offered shocking new insights into the full extent of the FBI’s efforts to use government power and resources to target, intimidate, and harass Catholics, pro-life activists, and other members of the religious community. The December 4 report found, among other disturbing revelations, that the FBI “abused its counterterrorism tools to target Catholic Americans as potential domestic terrorists” when agency operatives in Richmond, Virginia, circulated a memo designating so-called “radical-traditionalist Catholic[s]” as potential “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists.” “The Committee and Select Subcommittee...
  • Conservative Actor Reportedly Arrested By FBI For Charges Related To J6 (Siaka Massaquoi, movie "Lady Ballers")

    12/04/2023 7:44:44 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    00percentfedup.com ^ | 12/3/2023 | By Danielle
    The FBI reportedly arrested conservative actor Siaka Massaquoi after returning home from a Daily Wire movie premier for misdemeanor charges related to J6. “On Thursday, November 30th, Siaka Massaquoi and his pregnant wife, Charlotte, were headed home on a flight returning from the The Daily Wire’s Lady Ballers movie premier in Nashville, Tennessee,” a GiveSendGo page read. “Upon their arrival, Siaka was separated from his wife and abruptly arrested by the FBI. At the time, Charlotte was told the charges had to do with January 6th; however, she was not presented with any arrest warrant. Siaka was taken to Monterey...
  • Inmate Who Stabbed Derek Chauvin Identified as Former FBI Informant

    12/02/2023 5:47:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/02/2023 | Zachary Steiber
    A former FBI informant stabbed Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer who was convicted for murdering George Floyd, according to court documents filed on Dec. 1. John Turscak, 52, stabbed Mr. Chauvin 22 times with an "improvised knife" in federal prison in Arizona, according to the documents. Mr. Turscak was subdued by responding corrections officers. Mr. Turscak later told officers he would have killed Mr. Chauvin if the officers had not responded so quickly, federal prosecutors said in the documents. The stabbing took place on Nov. 24 at about 12:30 p.m. Mr. Turscak waived his Miranda rights and told FBI agents...
  • Man fatally shot by cop on LA freeway was struggling actor, family blasts ‘absolute police brutality’

    11/23/2023 11:48:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/23/2023 | Isabel Keane
    The man fatally shot by a California Highway Patrol officer on a Los Angeles freeway was a troubled struggling actor — whose family always “backed the blue” before seeing video of him killed by “absolute police brutality,” his stepmom said. Jesse Dominguez, an aspiring actor working as a waiter and living in a sober living facility due to drug addiction, was shot dead by police during what his family claims was likely a mental health crisis while he was living sober living facility
  • Los Angeles commuters bracing for traffic nightmare as fire closes major freeway

    11/13/2023 1:25:05 PM PST · by AirForceVet1988 · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11-13-23 | Bill Hutchinson
    Commuters in Los Angeles are bracing for an all-day traffic nightmare after one of the nation's busiest freeways was shut down indefinitely by a massive fire that erupted over the weekend in a storage yard underneath the normally congested artery. The 10 Freeway, traversed by more than 300,000 drivers daily, remained closed in both directions as authorities suggested a series of detours and announced there is no timeline on when the thoroughfare through downtown Los Angeles will reopen. "As we made clear yesterday, this was a huge fire and the damage will not be fixed in an instant," Los Angeles...
  • Louisiana to Enact Constitutional Carry in 2024?

    11/12/2023 4:25:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 10, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Louisiana is likely to pass a Constituional Carry bill and enact it into law in 2024. The particulars of the bill are unknown. The 56th Governor of Louisiana is John Bel Edwards. Edwards vetoed a constitutional carry bill in June of 2021. The next governor of Louisiana was elected on October 14, 2023. Louisiana has an unusual primary election, where all candidates are on the ballot. If one candidate obtains more than 50% of the vote in the primary, they are elected governor. On October 14, Jeff Landry (R) won the primary with 51.6% of the vote. Landry is expected...
  • High-end brothels serviced elected officials, tech and pharma execs, military brass: Feds

    11/08/2023 11:49:43 AM PST · by zeestephen · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08 November 2023 | Dan Mangan
    A network of "sophisticated" high-end brothels in greater Boston and eastern Virginia provided sex for pay to "elected officials, high tech and pharmaceutical executives, doctors, military officers, government contractors that possess security clearances, professors," and others, federal prosecutors said Wednesday...Charged in the case were Han "Hana" Lee, 41, Junmyung Lee, 30, and 68-year-old James Lee.
  • Watching the Real-Estate Bust From the Streets of San Francisco

    09/24/2023 7:01:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 23, 2023 | Shane Shifflett
    City’s new landmarks are struggling office buildings and a shopping mall losing tenants.. As it rolls toward downtown San Francisco, the California Street cable car passes the gothic Grace Cathedral and an 8-foot tall statue of Tony Bennett. Then riders start to see the city’s newest landmarks. Among them is 650 California Street, a 34-story office building that has defaulted on its mortgage. Further on is 101 California, whose second-biggest tenant left last year and whose biggest is slashing staff and office space. Go around the corner, and Embarcadero Square is for sale for $90 million. Its owner bought it...
  • LA city council votes for lawsuit, criminal probe against Texas over migrant busing program

    08/31/2023 10:34:53 AM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | 8/31/23 | Anders Hagstrom
    The Los Angeles city council voted unanimously to pursue a lawsuit and criminal probe against Texas over its migrant busing program this week. The Wednesday vote came just hours after the eleventh migrant bus since June arrived in the city's jurisdiction carrying 42 migrants. The council requested that the city attorney's office investigate whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had committed any crimes through the program, and whether there is justification for a lawsuit. Abbott's program has delivered a total of 435 migrants to Los Angeles since buses started arriving on June 14. In all, the program has sent more than...
  • LA considers ban on cashless businesses because they exclude low-income people, people of color, and seniors

    08/27/2023 12:26:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/27/23 | Katie Balevic
    A Los Angeles city official wants to ban cashless businesses in the area, arguing they exclude low-income people and others who don't carry credit cards. "Cashless businesses create an economy in our City that is not inclusive and accessible for all people," Councilwoman Heather Hutt said in a press release introducing a motion on the topic. "There are many unbanked groups, including BIPOC and low-income communities, that rely on cash to pay for goods and services." It comes as more businesses in the area are opting for cashless payments like credit cards or digital payments through apps. Those options, businesses...
  • Hurriquake in California: State is hit by 5.1 magnitude earthquake as Hilary hits LA and San Diego with 80mph winds and historic rain after killing one in Mexico

    08/20/2023 4:22:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 127 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 20, 2023 | Alice Wright
    California has been hit by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake as Hurricane Hilary hits LA and San Diego with 80mph winds. The quake centered in Ventura County was felt across parts of Southern California on Sunday afternoon. The center is reported to have been four miles southeast of Ojai, about 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Shaking was reported in Malibu, Porter Ranch, parts of Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach and other locations. A tornado warning has also been issued for San Diego and the surrounding Alpine and Descanso areas. The National Weather Service released the warning at t 3:39 p.m. on...
  • Senate Republican says Trump should drop out of presidential race (Bill Cassidy... barf)

    08/20/2023 11:22:52 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/20/2023 | sarah fortinsky
    Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Sunday he thinks former President Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race. “I think so,” Cassidy said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked whether Trump should drop out. “But obviously, that’s up to him. I mean, you’re just asking me my opinion, but he will lose to Joe Biden if you look at the current polls.” “I’m a Republican. I think any Republican on that stage in Milwaukee will do a better job than Joe Biden. And so I want one of them to win,” Cassidy continued. “If former President Trump...
  • 3 arrested for $30,000 luxury handbag theft in Glendale (3 beauts who travelled from Seattle to L.A. to steal)

    08/19/2023 4:57:27 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | 8/18/2023 | Vivian Chow
    Three women were arrested for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of designer handbags from a Glendale mall on Wednesday. The suspects were identified as: – Reality Leavens, 18, from Renton, Washington – Janeice Downs, 23, from Seattle, Washington – Memory Yearby, 26, from Seattle, Washington
  • Unredacted FBI Memo Contradicts Christopher Wray’s Claim Only ‘A Single Field Office’ Targeted Traditional Catholics

    08/09/2023 5:18:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/09/2023 | Shawn Fleetwood
    Multiple FBI field offices were involved in the drafting of a memo targeting Catholics as potential domestic terrorists, a newly unredacted document obtained by House Republicans reveals. The discovery contradicts testimony from FBI Director Christopher Wray, who previously claimed under oath only one field office was involved.“This new information suggests that the FBI’s use of its law enforcement capabilities to intrude on American’s First Amendment rights is more widespread than initially suspected,” House Republicans wrote in a letter sent to Wray on Wednesday.Earlier this year, a leaked FBI memo dated Jan. 23 revealed the agency’s Richmond, Virginia, field office was...
  • Brazen bandits caught on video fleeing from LA Gucci store with luxury goods

    08/02/2023 5:02:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/02/2023 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Shocking video captured the moment a brazen band of bandits sprinted out of a Gucci store in Los Angeles after swiping thousands of dollars’ worth of luxury items – as a security guard walked helplessly behind them. Nine men wearing hoodies are seen dashing out of the swanky store at the Westfield Century City mall at about 3 p.m. Monday carrying pricey bags and suitcases as onlookers record them on their phones. One apparent store employee wearing a suit calls 911 and makes a feeble attempt to grab one of the thieves during the chaotic incident. And a seemingly nonchalant...
  • Homelessness up 10% in LA despite a flood of money for programs

    06/30/2023 9:19:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2023 | John Sexton
    If LA County’s homeless population were its own city, it would be the 124th largest city in the entire state. Every year the city does a homeless count designed to help keep track of whether the problem is getting better or worse. This year, despite a flood of money directly at programs, the news was pretty bad.Unsheltered homelessness — which refers to people living outdoors in vehicles, tents and makeshift shelters like propped-up tarps — is up 40% over the past five years, rising to 55,155 people countywide…When including people in shelters in the tally, the count found that 75,518...
  • This California landmark may be preventing a major earthquake

    06/08/2023 3:19:21 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 47 replies
    Unlike the Bay Area, which has seen two major earthquakes in under 120 years, Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California are in a 300-year “seismic drought” that’s baffled scientists for years. Research published this week has revealed that a toxic 300-square-mile lake, and its effect on the pent-up tectonic plates below, may be a big reason why. In short, the drying of the Salton Sea in modern times has, for now, reduced pressure on the San Andreas Fault and delayed the “Big One,” which may one day wreak devastation on the Los Angeles basin and its 13 million...
  • Los Angeles DA George Gascon's office has a backlog of 10,000 cases

    05/24/2023 8:51:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2023 | John Sexton
    The NY Post has a report today about the ongoing troubles in Los Angeles DA George Gascon’s poorly run office. According to the sources who spoke to the NY Post the office is still short by well over 100 staffers and has a backlog of 10,000 cases.“The reputation of the office has been destroyed and people know he’s hostile to his employees,” said Eric Siddall, vice president of the LA County Association of Deputy District Attorneys.“He has an authoritarian management style, and engages in retaliatory acts against employees who don’t share his ideology.”Sources claimed the District Attorney’s Office has over...
  • LA police launch manhunt for gunman after three men and a woman are shot near a luxury high-rise building

    05/20/2023 12:35:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/23 | Emma James
    Police have launched a manhunt in downtown Los Angeles after a gunman opened fire on four people near a luxury residential building. Authorities were called to the building at 2am on Saturday morning to reports of a shooting at the property. Officers are now hunting the gunman, who fled the scene of the crime, but a description has not yet been made available. LAPD officers found three men and one woman suffering from gunshot wounds on the lobby floor. Their conditions are not currently known, but police confirmed that they were taken to hospital and they were expected to survive....
  • After 18 years in prison, he took over his old L.A. gang. A string of murders followed

    05/06/2023 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 5/04/23 | Matthew Ormseth
    Ezequiel Romo had been gone a long time. He went to prison in 1996. When he returned to Panorama City 18 years later, he didn't like what he saw. He was going to "clean out house," Romo told another veteran of his gang. He would rid the neighborhood of rivals, of informants, of drug addicts and the do-nothings he considered dead weight. Prosecutors said the 45-year-old made good on that promise: On Romo's orders, members of his gang, Blythe Street, turned on and killed one another in a string of murders that left eight dead, according to evidence presented at...