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  • UN Secretary-General: Most Gaza Aid Looted amid Lawlessness

    06/22/2024 7:57:32 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joel Pollak
    The United Nations chief says that “total lawlessness” and “chaos” in Gaza is preventing the distribution of humanitarian aid within the enclave, which is why an immediate ceasefire is needed.
  • USC student who killed alleged car burglar will not be charged in death, DA says

    06/20/2024 1:37:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times via Yahoo ^ | June 20, 2024 | Richard Winton, Nathan Solis, Angie Orellana Hernandez, and Noah Goldberg
    A USC student whom police accused of fatally stabbing a man who had broken into a car on Greek Row will not be charged in the killing, prosecutors announced Thursday. Ivan Gallegos, 19, was being held on bail of $2 million after Los Angeles police say he and two others confronted Xavier Cerf, 27, as he was breaking into a car, and Gallegos pulled out a knife and fatally stabbed him. "After careful consideration and a thorough review of all available evidence, we have decided not to pursue charges against ... Gallegos. We believe that Mr. Gallegos’s actions were driven...
  • District Hotel offering reward to find thief

    06/19/2024 10:20:46 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | 6/19/24 | Tanner DeLeon
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — A local hotel is offering up a reward after a bag with more than $1,200 in cash was stolen. The District Hotel was in the process of closing. The outdoor bartender was counting the money, put it in a bag and then set it down. “We were having a party here at the pool, and by closing, someone decided that they were going to go back and rob our outside bar here at the pool,” said Tim Selby, Co-Owner of District Hotel. They are in shock and disbelief that $1,200 was stolen from right under their...
  • California Proposes Restraining Orders to Stop Thieves

    06/18/2024 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 31 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | June 17, 2024 | Mike Shedlock
    Background In California, police don’t arrest criminals because prosecutors will just turn them loose. People and businesses are tired of the crime. The result is a campaign to roll back Soros-backed proposition 47 that made theft of less than $950 in goods a misdemeanor. Stores are at the mercy of shoplifters and many merchants have decided to close up shop. Downtown San Francisco looks like a ghost town. California Voter Revolt The proposition 47 reversal has gathered enough signatures that it will be on the ballot. However, the Progressive nut cases running the state propose an alternate measure with a...
  • Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announces reparations task force

    06/18/2024 5:48:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    fox32chicago ^ | 06/17/2024 | Paris Schutz
    CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announced an executive order Monday to establish a reparations task force and agenda aimed at addressing historical injustices against the African American community. The task force will develop a definition and framework for reparations, identifying areas for restorative action such as housing, education, jobs, and criminal justice. It is also responsible for conducting a comprehensive study to catalog policies that have harmed African Americans in Chicago, including controversial real estate practices like redlining and restrictive covenants. Johnson made the announcement during a Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony at Daley Plaza. "Reparations will be an investment in...
  • California's Democratic leaders clash with businesses over curbing retail theft. Here's what to know

    06/15/2024 3:02:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | June 15, 2024 | TRÂN NGUYỄN
    California's Democratic leadership, backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, wants to keep the tough-on-crime measure off the November ballot. They worry the ballot measure's proposal would disproportionately criminalize low-income people and those with substance use issues rather than target ringleaders who hire large groups of people to steal goods for them to resell online. If voters approve the tough-on-crime ballot initiative, Democratic leaders plan to void most measures in their own legislative package, citing potential conflicts. Lawmakers were short on details about how the two paths conflict earlier this week. Later, they said they fear if both efforts succeed, law enforcement...
  • Shoplifting is Changing NYC… Permanently

    06/13/2024 1:25:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2024 | Cash Jordan
    New York has a shoplifting epidemic, and its changing the city in more ways than one, and those changes might be permanent...
  • Thefts of charging cables pose yet another obstacle to appeal of electric vehicles

    06/12/2024 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 12, 2024 | Staff
    Across the U.S., thieves have been targeting electric-vehicle charging stations, intent on stealing the cables, which contain copper wiring DETROIT -- Just before 2 a.m. on a chilly April night in Seattle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup stopped at an electric vehicle charging station on the edge of a shopping center parking lot. Two men, one with a light strapped to his head, got out. A security camera recorded them pulling out bolt cutters. One man snipped several charging cables; the other loaded them into the truck. In under 2½ minutes, they were gone. The scene that night has become part...
  • Chicago progressive mayor spent more than 30k in campaign funds on hair and makeup in one year: report

    06/10/2024 9:53:21 AM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | June 9, 2024 | Yael Halon
    Chicago's Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson spent more than $30,000 of campaign funds on hair and makeup since launching his bid for office last year, according to a new report. Johnson, who defeated incumbent mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2023, reportedly used funds donated to his Friends of Brandon Johnson campaign fund by political supporters to cover the cost of his makeup and hair appointments, the Chicago Sun Times reported. The outlet cited election board records, which revealed that the progressive mayor spent more than $30,000 on personal grooming in the past year. Almost all the money paid makeup artist and self-described...
  • Masked porch pirate snatches package as stunned FedEx driver looks on seconds after delivery

    06/10/2024 5:06:55 AM PDT · by V_TWIN · 23 replies ^ | June 9, 2024 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    This sticky-figured porch pirate could barely wait until the package was delivered. The brazen masked Columbus, Ohio, crook snatched the goods just seconds after it was plopped down on the porch — the stunned FedEx driver looking on in disbelief.
  • Trump prosecutor Fani Willis got donation from ex city attorney convicted of $15M fraud

    06/09/2024 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/09/24 | Isabel Keane
    A former Atlanta city attorney who was sentenced to seven years in prison over a massive $15 million pandemic loan fraud donated to Trump prosecutor Fani Willis’s campaign after applying for the government handouts, records show. Shelitha Robertson, 62, used some of her ill-gotten windfall for lavish purchases — including a massive 10-carat diamond ring and a Rolls Royce, according to federal prosecutors. But, she also donated $1,000 to Willis’s Democratic primary election campaign around the time she got the massive payouts from the Paycheck Protection Program, Georgia campaign filings show. **SNIP** A judge ruled that the relationship did not...
  • Glamorous Atlanta prosecutor is jailed for stealing $15m of Covid funds and using the cash to buy diamond rings and a Rolls Royce

    06/08/2024 10:51:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 141 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9 2024 | JAMES GORDON
    The former assistant city attorney of Atlanta, who was also a life advice podcaster has been jailed for seven years after fraudulently obtaining approximately $15 million in COVID relief loans. Shelitha Robertson, 62, used the illegally gained funds to splash out on luxuries such as a 10 carat diamond ring, a Rolls Royce and a motorbike. The former police officer had obtained the money under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal stimulus program that was set up during the pandemic.
  • Spirit Airlines flyer tracks down her stolen luggage to airport employee’s Florida house with her pinging Apple Watch

    06/05/2024 2:48:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 396 replies ^ | June 5, 2024 | Richard Pollina
    A Spirit Airlines passenger managed to track down her stolen luggage after it vanished when she arrived at a Florida airport — using one of the stolen items to aid in her desperate search. Paola Garcia had been waiting for her small pink hardshell luggage, containing several Apple products like her personal MacBook and two Apple Watches, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s carousel after returning home to the Sunshine State, Local 10 reported. The exact timing of the incident remains unclear, but Garcia’s desperation to find her stolen property led her to the apparent culprit’s house even before local...
  • Thieves in California are now stealing fire hydrants and everyone is asking the exact same question that you're asking

    06/04/2024 12:20:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 57 replies ^ | 6-4-2024 | Jesse James
    Even for crime-ridden, rapidly-descending-into-anarchy California, this is pretty crime-ridden, rapidly-descending-into-anarchy California: A series of fire hydrant thefts in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles has left residents without a working hydrant near their homes. The thefts of four hydrants near the intersection of 82nd Street and Hooper Avenue mean the block doesn't have even one operating hydrant, KTLA's Jennifer McGraw reports.It's no joke. The crooks are literally ripping the hydrants off the street and taking them away. Now, you likely have just one question to ask after seeing that hydrant stump in the sidewalk: Namely: "Why would someone steal...
  • Thieves targeting fire hydrants in South Los Angeles

    06/04/2024 6:58:35 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6-3-24 | Cameron Kiszla
    A series of fire hydrant thefts in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South Los Angeles has left residents without a working hydrant near their homes. The thefts of four hydrants near the intersection of 82nd Street and Hooper Avenue mean the block doesn’t have even one operating hydrant, KTLA’s Jennifer McGraw reports.
  • Priest shot at during catalytic converter theft outside St. Ignatius College Prep

    06/03/2024 10:21:03 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 3, 2024 | Anonymous
    A would-be thief fired shots at a priest Monday morning after he caught two men trying to steal a catalytic converter outside St. Ignatius College Prep.
  • How a fed up carpenter found his stolen power tools — and 15,000 others

    06/01/2024 10:25:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 39 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | June 1, 2024 | Paul Duggan
    Twice before, this Virginia carpenter had awoken in the predawn to start his work day only to find one of his vans broken into. Tools he depends on for a living had been stolen, and there was little hope of retrieving them. Determined to shut down thieves, he said, he bought a bunch of Apple AirTags and hid the locator devices in some of his larger tools that hadn’t been pilfered. Next time, he figured, he would track them........ The storage unit, stuffed with purloined power tools, led detectives to similar caches in other places in the next four months...
  • Vermont Becomes First State to Force Oil Companies to Pay for ‘Climate Change’

    05/31/2024 12:51:45 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/2024 | Olivia Rondeau
    Vermont’s Republican governor has allowed the state to become the first to require oil companies to pay for “costs associated with climate change” without his signature, pushing the law through despite his hesitation about the policy. S.259, passed by Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Thursday, will establish a method to assess the responsibility for greenhouse gas-related costs of any entity that was engaged in extracting fossil fuel or refining crude oil between December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2000.
  • Boston Democratic mayor says criminals should not be prosecuted for theft, gang registry should be abolished

    05/29/2024 10:51:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/2024 | Hannah Grossman
    FIRST ON FOX – Boston Mayor Michelle Wu advocated a soft-on-crime agenda by pushing to abolish the gang registry and arguing that criminal behavior – such as theft – should not be prosecuted. Prior to being elected mayor, Wu filled out the "2021 Boston Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire" from Progressive Massachusetts, a 501c4 nonprofit organization that tracks and ranks how progressive elected officials are. According to its website, the group "intends to transform Massachusetts into a bold laboratory for progressive state initiatives." In the document, Wu outlined her most progressive commitments, including her support for noncitizens voting in Boston's local elections.
  • Safeway removes self-checkout kiosks from some Bay Area stores

    05/27/2024 11:22:55 PM PDT · by thecodont · 53 replies
    KTVU FOX 2 ^ | Updated May 27, 2024 1:08pm PDT | By Allie Rasmus
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Shoppers at some Bay Area Safeway stores will no longer have the option to use self-checkout kiosks. The grocery chain confirmed to KTVU that it's getting rid of the self-checkout machines at several stores, although they wouldn't specify which ones. Safeway officials said they're removing the kiosks because of problems with theft – too many customers steal items when they go through the self-checkout. "Operational changes have been made at select stores throughout the Bay Area given the increasing amount of theft," according to Safeway's statement. "Self-checkout kiosks have been removed at a few stores. Like other...