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  • Baltimore: More Gun Control, More Crime

    06/17/2019 7:56:11 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2019
    Shootings are surging in Baltimore despite the presence of bans on “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, two of the Democrats’ go-to gun controls. Maryland banned “high capacity” magazines and a variety of “assault weapons” via the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. That Act also required would-be handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to the state police as a part of the registration scenario. On March 27, 2017, Breitbart News reported the criminal use of “high capacity” magazines was at a seven-year high. In other words, the ban had only impacted law-abiding citizens. Criminals still had – and still used –...
  • 25 officers injured in Memphis after marshals kill fugitive

    06/13/2019 7:22:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    AP ^ | 06/13/19 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis. Officers cordoned off several blocks near the scene. By 11 p.m., officers had used tear gas and most of the crowd dispersed, police director Michael Rallings said at a Thursday morning at a news conference. Three people were arrested. Officers on horseback patrolled the area, and lines of police...
  • Dozens of officers injured in Memphis unrest after U.S. Marshals fatally shoot young black man

    06/13/2019 3:24:05 AM PDT · by Ancient Man · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2019 | Timothy Bella
    The man killed, who was identified by family members and local officials as 21-year-old Brandon Webber, was being served multiple felony warrants by the Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and other law enforcement agencies, according to police. The suspect rammed into the marshals’ car and then displayed a weapon, said Keli McAlister, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in a news conference early Thursday.
  • A tale of two lost liberal cities: Chicago and San Francisco

    06/12/2019 6:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/12/2019 | Michael James
    In Townhall, retired Sheriff David Clarke writes “Clueless In Chicago” while Carl Nolte of the San Francisco Chronicle admits “It’s true -- San Francisco is a mess. And everyone knows it”. Big cities across our nation have become cesspools and liberal governance has long been the root cause of this decline.  The resulting madness ranges from vagrancy to murder.  Eighty-two people shot and 15 dead over two weekends in Chicago.  Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, called the violence “unacceptable,” a default term people in charge use when about to accept whatever foul behavior they claim is unacceptable.  Just saying, “Remember,...
  • Helicopter crashes into building in New York City, fire officials say

    06/10/2019 11:17:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    A helicopter crashed into a building in Manhattan on Monday, sparking a massive emergency response, officials said.
  • Teacher fired for asking Trump to 'remove illegal students' from school

    06/06/2019 12:27:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 June 2019 | no attribution
    A Texas school district has fired a high school teacher who tweeted to US President Donald Trump to ask for help reporting illegal immigrant students. Georgia Clark, an English teacher in Fort Worth, complained on 17 May about "illegal students from Mexico", adding: "I need protection from recrimination".
  • Seattle Liberals Want A City Council That Will Do More To Deal With Homelessness And Crime

    06/05/2019 11:53:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2019 | John Sexton
    Seattle’s City Council is made up of 8 Democrats and one Socialist. That breakdown gives you an idea of how progressive the city’s residents are. But with seven out of nine City Council seats up for grabs this fall, one issue is making liberal voters consider new options: homelessness. Today the Seattle Times profiled three Seattle voters, two of whom are progressives who are now thinking about what a vote for a left-leaning candidate could mean for their neighborhoods: Until a few years ago, Christi Muoneke didn’t pay much attention to Seattle politics. “I couldn’t even tell you who...
  • Beverly Hills becomes first U.S. city to ban tobacco sales

    06/05/2019 12:58:29 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | June 5, 2019 / 11:43 AM | by Clyde Hughes
    June 5 (UPI) -- One of the wealthiest communities in California has become the first city in the United States to ban the sale of tobacco products, after councilors approved a new law that will take effect in 2021. The city of Beverly Hills passed the new law Tuesday. While it doesn't bar smoking inside city limits, it prohibits any business from selling tobacco products beginning Jan. 21, 2021. The new ordinance exempts existing cigar lounges and will allow hotels to sell such products to guests. Councilors said they will consider hardship exemptions for businesses that can prove the law...
  • Police union leader says 60 more detectives needed to combat MS-13 in New York

    05/29/2019 6:50:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29 2019 | David Montanaro
    A New York police union leader claimed over the weekend that the department is "undermanned" and needs about 60 new detectives to deal with MS-13 violence. The startling claim was made Sunday by James McDermott, president of the Nassau Police Benevolent Association, who called out a "new normal" of gang violence in the area. The comments came after police unearthed a badly decomposed body Saturday in a shallow grave at a popular nature preserve in Massapequa, Long Island, a suburb about an hour from Manhattan. The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the victim is one of 11 killed by...
  • San Francisco’s Quality-of-Life Toll [Nancy's neighborhood]

    05/24/2019 6:03:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 19, 2019 | Erica Sandberg
    The high cost of low-level crime in the City by the Bay San Francisco is the nation’s leader in property crime. Burglary, larceny, shoplifting, and vandalism are included under this ugly umbrella. The rate of car break-ins is particularly striking: in 2017 over 30,000 reports were filed, and the current average is 51 per day. Other low-level offenses, including drug dealing, street harassment, encampments, indecent exposure, public intoxication, simple assault, and disorderly conduct are also rampant.Many in law enforcement blame the crime wave on Proposition 47, which in 2014 downgraded possession of illegal narcotics for personal use and theft of anything under...
  • L.A. Pride Parade Will Be Televised For First Time With Three-Year KABC Deal

    05/24/2019 6:22:40 AM PDT · by Salman · 66 replies
    Deadline (show biz paper) ^ | 05-22-2019 | Erik Pedersen
    Next month’s LA Pride Parade will be televised for the first time. KABC has inked a three-year deal with Christopher Street West, the nonprofit group that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade in West Hollywood, to air the event. This year’s parade is set for Sunday, June 9. “We’re proud to bring the L.A. Pride Parade celebration to viewers across Southern California,” said Cheryl Fair, president and general manager of KABC. “Our collaboration with LA Pride is a commitment to reflecting and serving the diverse communities that represent our audience.” “We’re proud to bring the L.A. Pride Parade...
  • Santa Ana Authorities Begin Cleanup Of Over 60 Homeless Encampments Along Railway

    05/23/2019 5:26:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs2la ^ | May 22, 2019 at 10:52 pm
    The property overcome by the encampments near Edinger Avenue belongs to the Union Pacific Railroad and has long been a place where the homeless camp, officials say. Early Wednesday morning, 16 people were kicked out of their tents. One resident says he has lived at the encampment for a year with his rabbit and cat. The men and women staying at the encampment were offered a place at a local shelter but they reportedly refused. Complaints from business owners and the community prompted Santa Ana leaders to secure a warrant to remove the nuisance.
  • Massive Piles Of Garbage Attract Rats And Disease In Los Angeles, But The City Won’t Clean It Up

    05/22/2019 11:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2019 | John Sexton
    Question: Is this a massive pile of garbage or a homeless camp? Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage, like this one in downtown LA, are left uncollected — even after promises to clean it up.— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) May 21, 2019 Answer: This is Ceres Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. As you can see in the clip, there are people who seem to be picking through this garbage pile which is infested with rats, some of which carry fleas and diseases hazardous to humans.NBC 4 in Los Angeles interviewed Mayor Eric Garcetti about this same pile of...
  • Rats Are Taking over New York City. Thanks, de Blasio!

    05/22/2019 10:32:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Probably not the headline you want to run in the first full week of your presidential campaign. ... Fix the subways? Bill de Blasio can’t even fix the potholes. Fix the potholes? He can’t even keep the rats at bay. I suppose he could fill the potholes with the rats. De Blasio’s presidential quest would on the surface appear to be a bit of a curiosity given that after considerable pressing of flesh in Iowa and New Hampshire he remains at 0 percent in the polls. Where do you go with that? “If I work hard, I think I can...
  • Even the NY Times finds bankrupt taxi drivers shouldn’t be blaming Uber

    05/20/2019 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a subject we’ve been tackling here for a while now. With the advent of Uber, Lyft and other gig-economy outfits, a lot of pressure has been put on taxi drivers that don’t deliver a similar quality of service. Part of the resulting economic distress has come from a simple lack of customers, but the problem runs deeper than that. Under the traditional, corrupt system of taxi “medallions,” the municipal government has been able to regulate how many people are able to attempt to earn a living by offering rides. In exchange, they had to pay an increasing amount...
  • Make America’s Cities Great Again, By Making Homelessness Illegal

    05/20/2019 3:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | May 20, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    A recent business trip to the liberal-run capital city of Texas left me impressed with the food, music, and overall quirky “weirdness” that is Austin, but it also left me generally disenchanted at the difficulty its working citizens must have in enjoying ANY of it. Why? Just take a walk, anywhere, and you can’t miss them - sleeping in the streets, sitting on sidewalks and benches or wandering aimlessly about. Stop for a second and, like clockwork, one will probably approach you, begging for some “spare change” or “a couple bucks” to “get home” or “buy something to eat.” If...
  • Heroin Is Vanishing as Fentanyl Swamps Streets

    05/20/2019 6:13:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2019 | Abby Goodnough
    BALTIMORE — Heroin has ravaged this city since the early 1960s, fueling desperation and crime that remain endemic in many neighborhoods. But lately, despite heroin’s long, deep history here, users say it has become nearly impossible to find.
  • A Dozen People Were Shot in Buttigieg’s City While He Ran for Office

    05/16/2019 9:15:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | May 19, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    n early April, South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski had two concerns. His boss, Mayor Peter Buttigieg, was preparing to formally announce his presidential run. The blighted Rust Belt city, riddled with gangs and bodies, was Buttigieg's platform. The bodies were Chief Ruszkowski's other concern. Another fatal shooting had happened a day earlier. A reporter asked him how many shootings had taken place in South Bend. The top cop's (response) was both bitter and evasive. “After one shooting, I stop counting because all of these shootings are frustrating and make me sick to my stomach."
  • Chicago alderman accused of lying about car being stolen

    05/15/2019 10:45:23 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 7:07 a.m. | AP
    CHICAGO (AP) — Police have arrested a Chicago alderman on charges alleging that he lied when he reported his car had been stolen in January. Police say a news release that Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno was arrested Tuesday night on felony charges of insurance fraud and obstruction of justice. He's scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. Moreno reported on Jan. 4 that his car was missing.
  • More de Blasio donors plead guilty in corruption cases

    05/14/2019 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 14, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Mayor de Blasio, you may want to call your office.Bill de Blasio is still busy pushing his not-yet-declared presidential bid, but things back at home aren’t looking so great. As the New York Post reports this week, two more of Hizzonor’s political cronies and donors have pleaded guilty to campaign finance law violations. I’ve lost track of how many this makes, but the latest two seem to have been some bold and shameless traders in political influence. Two corrupt brothers whose engineering firm was awarded millions of dollars in city contracts pleaded guilty Monday to illegally funneling cash to Mayor...