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  • 'Occupy ICE' protests emerge across the country

    06/23/2018 11:38:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Protestors are occupying Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the country, inspired by a Portland protest that resulted in the indefinite shutdown of an ICE detention center on Wednesday. "Occupy ICE" protestors are blocking the loading deck of ICE headquarters in New York, have set up tents in front of an ICE facility in Los Angeles, and are gathered outside of a detention center in Washington state. Though the protests are not led by any one group, the Democratic Socialists of America are involved in most states, alongside groups associated with prison abolition, immigration rights and anarchist collectives. The...
  • David Hogg strolling NYC with armed bodyguards.

    06/21/2018 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 64 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | June 20, 2018 | Sean Di Somma
  • Park ravaged by drugs, hookers and muggings after infamous police killing (New York City)

    06/21/2018 2:47:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/20/2018 | Reuven Fenton, Tina Moore and Aaron Feis
    Gangbangers peddle drugs in plain sight, hustlers resell cheap booze on the street corner — 50 cents will get you a capful — and prostitutes lead johns to the boarded-up husk of what used to be a Taco Bell. This is Tompkinsville Park on Staten Island’s North Shore in 2018 and, to area residents and merchants caught in its heroin- and K2-infested vortex, this is a battlefield. “Every day you see muggings, prostitutes, people smoking crack and shooting up heroin,” said Xhafer Gjeshbitraj, 52, who owns a building across the street from the tiny, triangular park bounded by Bay Street...
  • DC voters approve $15 min wage hike, end of tipping exception...

    06/19/2018 7:40:53 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/19/2018 | Sean Higgins
    D.C. voters backed Initiative 77 Tuesday, raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, up from the current level of $12.50, and phasing out the $3.33 an hour minimum wage for tipped workers. With just under 90 percent of the precincts reporting in at press time, the margin was 55-44 percent. The effort had been 'championed by organized labor and liberal groups'... but opposed by the restaurant industry as well as city government leaders. D.C. previously allowed tipped workers to be paid $3.33 an hour but required employers to make up the difference if that plus tips...
  • School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

    06/19/2018 4:19:30 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christopher Carbone
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Richmond School Board voted 6-1 Monday to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School.
  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo dies after double shooting

    06/19/2018 4:28:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 19, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - Local rapper Jimmy Wopo has died following a double shooting in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood Monday. The drive-by shooting was reported around 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie Avenue and Duff Street. Wopo, whose birth name is Travon Smart, died at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital about two hours after he was shot, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. Channel 11 talked to Wopo's grandfather outside of the hospital. "He has everything going for him. Everything. But the streets will kill you," James White said. XXL Magazine recently called him one of the best and brightest new...
  • Tourists attempting to visit Space Needle attacked by homeless man (Seattle)

    06/18/2018 7:27:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    KOMO News ^ | June 14, 2018 | Matt Markovich & Tammy Mutasa
    SEATTLE - A family from Arizona was attacked by a man from a homeless camp just as they parked to visit the Space Needle earlier this month. Details are just now being made public of the June 2 attack. Officers responded to a reports of a fight in progress in the parking lot next to the Wells Fargo Bank at 3rd Avenue and Denny Way, one block away from the Space Needle. There is an unsanctioned encampment with about a dozen tents along one-block stretch of 3rd Avenue, that has been growing over the last three months. Tourists often walk...
  • Fed Up in Seattle

    06/17/2018 3:20:07 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    City Journal ^ | 6/15/2018 | Christopher F Rufo
    Don’t believe the hype that “Amazon killed the Seattle head tax,” the new levy that the city recently passed on businesses to fund an affordable-housing initiative. The truth behind the city council’s stunning reversal—repealing the tax by a 7-2 vote, just four weeks after passing it 9-0—is that Seattle citizens have erupted in frustration against the city’s tax-and-spend political class that has failed to address the homelessness crisis, despite record new revenues. As recently as a few years ago, it seemed as if Seattle voters largely viewed our hyper-progressive city council as a harmless oddity in an otherwise tolerant, thriving,...
  • City orders American Legion to remove bench with flag painted on it

    06/17/2018 9:40:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-12-18 | Natalie Musumeci and Shari Logan
    An American Legion post in Park Slope has been ordered to remove a bench — with the US flag painted on it — from outside its veterans club. The city’s Department of Transportation issued a “notice of encroachment/order” last week to the American Legion Sixth Memorial Post No. 1833 on 5th Avenue near 6th Street regarding the patriotic bench built around the base of a tree outside of the establishment. The notice, obtained by The Post, says that the “unauthorized bench” is “encroaching on city sidewalk” and orders the legion to remove within 30 days or face a possible fine....
  • Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why (barf alert)

    06/15/2018 5:28:38 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 15 june 2018
    (snip)The Tribune combed through police files, court records and news reports to compile its own list. The analysis shows that: Most of those shot by CCL holders have been armed robbers. Others include carjackers, a burglar with a crowbar, a robber with a gun to a clerk’s head, neighbors, an ex-girlfriend, a father-in-law, an unarmed teen stealing a Jeep, a passenger in a car during a road rage attack and a naked man acting “aggressively.” They were shot by homeowners, customers, security guards, store clerks, a Chicago police dispatcher, a Chicago fire lieutenant, a Chicago Park District worker, a tow-truck...
  • 'When has it ever become legal to shoot someone because they’re pulling off in your car?'

    06/15/2018 6:01:58 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 183 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 06/15/18 | Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
    Janique Walker knows the cost of a split second. Her younger brother, 17-year-old Charles Macklin, was killed while trying to steal a Jeep from a Chicago fire lieutenant on the West Side last August. The lieutenant had left the Jeep running, and Macklin jumped behind the wheel. The lieutenant ran in front of the Jeep and shouted, “Get out,” according to a police report. When Macklin began pulling away, the lieutenant drew his gun and fired through the open driver’s side window, hitting the teen in the chest. Macklin’s last words were, “Sorry, bro,” according to the police report....
  • Gay, high heel wearing veteran elected mayor in Texas

    06/14/2018 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    Connectingvets.com ^ | 06/12/18 | Jonathan Kaupanger
    His high heels are between three and four inches tall. They’re patriotic heels with an Americana theme. They are your basic, bedazzled-flag high heels made to fit a male veteran’s foot. Google Mayor Bruno “Ralphy” Lozano of Del Rio, Texas and a good chunk of the headlines you’ll find mention that Mayor Lozano wore heels in his city’s last Veteran’s Day parade. The headlines also tell you that Lozano is the youngest mayor elected in his town’s history, he’s a flight attendant, gay and a veteran. Lozano was one of 52 LGBTQ candidates who ran for office this year...
  • Seattle may pull ‘head tax’ after Amazon, Starbucks cry foul

    06/12/2018 8:28:19 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/11/18 | By Thomas Barrabi
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and city council members on Monday said they would consider legislation to repeal a “head tax” on the city’s large businesses, just weeks after the measure’s passage drew public criticism from Amazon, Starbucks and others. [SNIP] Amazon vice president and spokesman Drew Herdener said last month that the bill’s passage forced the company “to question our growth” in Seattle. "The city does not have a revenue problem – it has a spending efficiency problem. We are highly uncertain whether the city council’s anti-business positions or its spending inefficiency will change for the better," Herdener said at...
  • Barbara Mikulski's advice to an ailing Baltimore: 'Stop whining'

    06/09/2018 5:31:10 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Bizjournals.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Melody Simmons
    The best way to move Baltimore forward from its blight, unemployment and horrific three-year cycle of violent crime and record homicide rates is to stand up to it with gusto. "Stop whining and start winning," retired U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski told a group of about 75 business leaders at an informal panel Wednesday afternoon downtown. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Foundation, a nonprofit centered on civic advocacy, and held at 750 E. Pratt St. Mikulski took the microphone after nearly an hour and a half discussion about how the city could turn itself around and...
  • Minneapolis Police To Halt Marijuana Sting Arrests

    06/08/2018 4:42:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Bill Hudson
    From January to May, undercover officers made over 100 arrests, including 47 for felony sale of marijuana. “If you sell one gram of marijuana, it’s a felony drug sale,” said Hennepin County chief public defender Mary Moriarty. She says 46 of the 47 people charged in the crackdown were black. Many of them were also poor and homeless, dealing a gram or two just to get by. “Do they deserve to get felony drug charges simply because they are less fortunate than say kids on college campuses,” Moriarty said. Facing criticism over the arrest numbers, Minneapolis’ Police Chief Medaria Arradondo...
  • Victory? NYC Adding “X” Gender To Birth Certificates

    06/04/2018 7:56:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It must be an election year. (Oh, who am I kidding? It’s always an election year these days.) Having apparently solved all of the other problems plaguing the Big Apple, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to the stump this weekend to announce that there would be a change to birth certificates issued by New York City. From now on, new parents won’t be bothered by any confusing questions about gender at the hospital after their new bundle of joy comes into the world. If their new baby is born with either a penis or a vagina but they’re still...
  • Seattle Has Collected 42,000 Pounds Of Garbage Around Homeless Camps In Just 3 Weeks

    06/04/2018 7:54:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2018 | John Sexton
    The Seattle Times reports that the city’s mayor is quietly trying to clean up homeless encampments and has so far collected 42,000 pounds of trash in just three weeks. But it seems efforts to break up vehicular encampments (people living in cars) are going about as well as could be expected: The program, which quietly started in mid-May, has resulted in the collection of almost 42,000 pounds of garbage and waste from cleanups around RVs and other vehicles parked in Sodo, Georgetown, Ballard and the Central District.But in the meantime, residents of these vans and RVs continue to play...
  • A California church flirts with an unusual social experiment: to never call police again

    05/30/2018 6:47:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jaweed Kaleem
    Standing on the front steps of First Congregational Church of Oakland late last month, Nichola Torbett issued a declaration. "We can no longer tolerate the trauma inflicted on our communities by policing," Torbett, a white church volunteer, said in front of churchgoers who held photos of African Americans shot dead by law enforcement. The church, she promised, would never call the cops again in nearly every circumstance. Dozens of members had agreed to do the same. "How do police help? They often don't," Torbett later said in an interview. "So, especially as white people, why call them?"
  • San Francisco Is Such A Dirty Dump The Tourism Industry Is Begging The City To Do Something

    05/29/2018 9:34:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Natural News ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    If what radical leftists and environmentalists say about conservatives is true - that they don’t care about the environment and that they are polluting the entire world - then it would seem that more conservative areas of the country like Texas and the Midwest would essentially be gigantic trash heaps. On the contrary, following that same logic, areas of the country that are controlled by leftists should be clean as a whistle. Why, then, are tourists currently begging the liberal city of San Francisco to clean up their streets? It's true - San Francisco is quickly turning into a dump,...