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  • Seattle's top cop Carmen Best leaves her post after 28 years and says she stepped down because the city council's vote to defund her department and cut 100 cops from the force left her 'destined to fail'

    09/04/2020 6:00:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/03/20 | Leah Simpson
    Seattle's top cop has said she quit her job last month after cuts to the budget left her 'destined to fail.' Carmen Best was the Seattle Police Department's first Black female police chief and officers lined the streets to bid her farewell Wednesday during her last day on the job. In an interview published the same day, Best - who previously said her decision to leave 'certainly isn't about the demonstrators' following the death of George Floyd – blasted the city council's decision to drop 100 officers out of 1,400. 'I believe 100% that they were putting me in a...
  • (Socialist) Councilmember Kshama Sawant releases statement in response to Chief Best’s retirement

    08/14/2020 2:31:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 8/13/20
    SEATTLE - On Thursday, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant released a statement in response to Seattle police Chief Carmen Best’s retirement announcement Tuesday. **SNIP** “Best was never a reformer. This is clear in her failure to fight for serious policy changes in the department, her consistent refusal to hold officers accountable, and perhaps most of all in her choice to retire now rather than to carry out the reforms demanded by the Black Lives Matter movement." “Best’s actions were guided at all times by her loyalty to the status quo and willingness to carry out the role of the police...
  • Mayor Durkan Calls for "Peace," Chief Best Swaps Pepper Spray for "Riot Stick"

    07/25/2020 7:24:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Stranger ^ | 7/24/20 | Rich Smith
    As a deadly pandemic resurges in Washington, city leaders in Seattle are preparing for a weekend of probable Portland-level conflict between newly arrived federal agents, the Seattle Police Department, and...let's call them.................groups of demonstrators using different strategies to protest police brutality and a capitalist, white supremacist, colonialist patriarchy that relies on state violence to sustain itself. **SNIP** Durkan asked the city to "stand together to denounce" a group of protesters who busted up and lit fires within businesses and public buildings last Sunday afternoon and Wednesday night. She said this "relatively small" group is "bent on destruction," and referenced social...
  • Durkan, Best say Seattle City Council’s ban on police ‘crowd-control weapons’ conflicts with consent decree

    07/18/2020 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/18/20 | Mike Carter
    Mayor Jenny Durkan has asked a federal judge to prevent a new City Council ordinance banning Seattle police from using most “crowd-control weapons” from taking effect later this month, saying it likely conflicts with the consent decree the city entered into with the Department of Justice (DOJ) nearly eight years ago. Documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court by the city say that the Department of Justice and the court-appointed monitor overseeing implementation of the consent decree have said the new law can’t take effect without the approval of U.S. District Judge James Robart. Durkan and police Chief Carmen Best...
  • (Police Chief Best:) 'Enough': 1 killed in shooting in Seattle's protest zone

    06/29/2020 3:39:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    AP via Omaha ^ | 6/29/20 | Lisa Baumann
    SEATTLE (AP) - A 16-year-old boy was killed and and a younger teenager was wounded early Monday in Seattle's “occupied” protest zone - the second deadly shooting in the area that local officials have vowed to change after business complaints and criticism from President Donald Trump. The violence that came just over a week after another shooting in the zone left one person dead and another wounded was “dangerous and unacceptable" police Chief Carmen Best said. “Enough is enough,” Best told reporters. “We need to be able to get back into the area.” Demonstrators have occupied several blocks around the...
  • Chief says ‘no cop-free zone’ in Seattle during protests

    06/16/2020 10:39:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    AP News ^ | 6/16/20
    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best says officers will go into the several-block area being occupied by protesters if there are threats to public safety. Police pulled back from a part of the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood after recent clashes with people protesting the Minneapolis death of George Floyd near the department’s East Precinct. A festival-like atmosphere has emerged in the area, now called the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” with participants painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street and planting a community garden. Best spoke after a business owner near the protest area complained that police...
  • Seattle police chief and mayor at loggerheads over handling of George Floyd protests, autonomous area

    06/14/2020 3:54:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/20 | Vandana Rambaran
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and police chief Carmen Best are at odds over the city's handling of the self-declared autonomous zone set up by protesters spanning several blocks surrounding a police precinct. Best has accused the mayor of shirking her responsibilities as an elected official and allowing protesters to oust police officers from a precinct located inside the 6-block radius now deemed a "cop free zone." **SNIP** Attempts to identify the leaders of the organized demonstrations and negotiate a deal to allow officers back into the area have been unsuccessful. Best and Durkan appeared at a joint press conference on...
  • Trump's defiance of Congress on EU auto tariffs is 'just plain illegal,' economist Paul Krugman says

    01/28/2020 9:42:33 AM PST · by central_va · 42 replies
    business insider via yahoo ^ | 1/23/20 | Theron Mohamed
    Paul Krugman slammed President Trump for threatening 25% tariffs on European vehicles and auto parts as they posed potential risks to national security. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist also criticized Trump's refusal to turn over to Congress a report about an investigation into the national-security risks. "Pretty sure that's just plain illegal," Krugman tweeted. "Congress ... didn't make him a dictator free to set tariffs wherever he likes without even offering an explanation."
  • 20 Years Later, George Lucas Still Names Jar Jar Binks His Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character

    04/16/2019 4:14:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    IndieWire ^ | April 16, 2019 | Zack Sharf
    Jar Jar Binks is widely considered one of the weakest characters in the entire “Star Wars” franchise, but George Lucas doesn’t seem to care. In a pre-taped video message that aired during Star Wars Celebration ahead of the 20th anniversary panel for “The Phantom Menace,” Lucas once again surprised fans by naming the polarizing Jar Jar as his favorite “Star Wars” character of all time. A source of comic relief in “The Phantom Menace,” Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy and made history as the first fully CGI character in a live-action movie. “Thank you for coming to the...
  • Best .556 AR15

    04/01/2019 7:27:35 AM PDT · by panzerkamphwageneinz · 69 replies
    personal | 04/01/2019 | self
    I am considering purchasing an AR15 .556: American Tactical Imports Milsport 5.56mm Optics Ready Semi-Automatic Rifle with KeyMod Rail Can y'all tell me if this is going to be a good decision?
  • US Corporations Expect Best 1st Quarter Profits Ever

    04/12/2018 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    GP ^ | 04/12/18 | Jim Hoft
    1st Quarter 2018 Results are just starting to be reported for US companies and expectations are that because of President Trump’s economic measures, the ‘bottom line’ or net profits for these companies will be the best 1st Quarter results ever! 2017 was a very good year for the Dow, S&P 500 and all the major US stock indices. The Dow set numerous records such as having 70 all- time highs by year’s end.  President Trump’s first year in office was arguably the best year ever for the Dow. (See our summary of year-end results including the Dow).As a result of...
  • Tech Jobs Top Best Jobs In America List, Once Again

    01/24/2018 6:43:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 01/24/17 | JP Mangalindan
    Glassdoor assembles its annual Best Jobs in America list, which is in its fourth year, based on each job’s overall Glassdoor Job Score, a score that is determined by weighing three key factors equally: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and the number of current job openings. Here are the top 10 jobs pulled from Glassdoor’s list: Data scientist Job Score: 4.8 Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.2 Number of Job Openings: 4,524 Median Base Salary: $110,000 Devops engineer Job Score: 4.6 Job Satisfaction Rating: 4.0 Number of Job Openings: 3,369 Median Base Salary: $105,000 Marketing manager...
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch says Trump may become the best president ever

    12/20/2017 4:52:03 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 87 replies
    ‘You are one heckuva leader’: After tax vote, Sen. Orrin Hatch says Trump may become the best president ever.........from The Salt Lake Tribune and Thomas Burr.
  • YOUR favorite movie ending

    06/15/2017 1:30:00 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 176 replies
    me ^ | today | Umfafa
    I'm bored...and watching The Mist again. Best movie ending, EVAR! Give me your best movie ending.
  • Videos of all Donald Trump's celebrity critics. It's great.

    12/19/2016 1:50:26 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/19/2016 | self
    Don't know if this has been posted before - but a friend just sent it to me. This is the best compilation of all the leftwing TV and movie celebrities making snarky comments and promises that Donald J. Trump would never be President. This is such sweet irony and the best revenge. Enjoy;)
  • Vince Neil Set to Play Presidential Inauguration

    11/18/2016 12:37:09 PM PST · by southern rock · 48 replies
    Billboard ^ | 11/18/2016 | Michele Amabile Angermiller
    Vince Neil is set to perform at the Presidential inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington D.C. on January 20. The singer tells Billboard he was asked about his availability “months ago.” The longtime Motley Crue frontman will be performing with his own band. Neil is also set to appear on the next season of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger, airing on NBC this January. “The promoters asked if I was available, and I said yes,” Neil reveals. “So we sent all of the band’s passports to the Secret Service so everybody can get in, and all of the crew people,...
  • Rex, My Little Man of a Dog has passed

    09/14/2016 5:40:40 PM PDT · by Vendome · 145 replies
    Vanity | 9/14/2016 | Vendome
    Rex Harrison, my little guy, has passed at the age of 14. An believable friendly little guy, for a Cocker Spaniel, he loved to give kisses, love and bring joy on even the worst day. He was a funny dog who would, like a monkey, attempt to get the nits out of my hair. Never had a dog do that. He was always patient, observant and wanted to whatever I wanted to do. We called him Rex Harrison due to his black coat, with a streak of white in his chest and white paws...Like a tuxedo. He was always quite...
  • These Are The 20 Worst Cities In The US - Spot The Common Theme

    11/07/2015 12:10:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    A new analysis by WalletHub has compared and classified 1,268 of America's small cities in the U.S. to find the ones where residents don’t have to give up much by avoiding the "bright lights" and the soaring rent. Its data set include a total of 22 metrics, ranging from housing costs to school-system quality to the number of restaurants per capita. Why live in a small city? Inevitably, life in a small city demands some tradeoffs such as shorter business hours, a heavier reliance on cars and fewer dating opportunities.  It does bring benefits - tighter communities, less competition,...
  • Boehner Parties in the Hamptons, Tells Joy Behar: 'I Am Obama's Best Friend'

    09/23/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/14
    House Speaker John Boehner put comedienne Joy Behar in a headlock this weekend while in the Hamptons campaigning for Republican Lee Zeldin, telling the liberal former co-host of The View, “I am Obama’s best friend."
  • FSU 2013-14 the best college football team of all time?

    02/02/2014 2:11:20 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 48 replies
    Vanity | Vanity
    Is the FSU 2013-14 team the best college football team of all time? Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio State, Miami, and even the Florida Gaytors have all fielded excellent teams. But which is the BEST of all time? One person I know insists it is this year's FSU team. But, what say YOU?