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  • Trump’s New Hampshire Speech: “Clinton Corruption and Sabotage of Inner Cities” (transcript)…

    08/25/2016 3:19:30 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 4 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/25/2016 | sundance
    “It is so great to be back in New Hampshire. I have developed such deep affection for this state and for its people. My first victory took place here. Over the next 74 days, we are all going to work very hard together to win this state – just like we did in the primaries – and to win the White House for the American people. Our victory is going to be a victory for the great majority of Americans whose voice has not been heard. Year after year, we live under a Washington regime that ignores your demands, rejects...
  • Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin

    08/24/2016 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Al Gore Vidal · 17 replies
    The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed opening safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S. But some say getting homeless addicts off the streets requires an even bolder move.
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The American ghetto has replaced the plantation’

    08/23/2016 1:51:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a “race hustler” and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims. Sheriff Clarke called the president an “elitist” who chose to finish out his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. “He’s an elitist. He’s at Martha’s Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Anthony Weiner thinks The Post is trying to ‘catfish’ him

    08/22/2016 12:26:54 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 51 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 8/21/2016 | Page Six
    Anthony Weiner continues to pretend The Post “set him up” to be “catfished.” “Look, I am a target of a local newspaper here in New York,” the pervy pol said on Fernand Amandi’s radio show in Miami this week after Weiner was caught giving out his cellphone number to a guy posing as a female college student during a flirty, private online chat on an LA trip. “They got someone to get into a conversation with me online. I caught them at it, but they still had enough things to make a story out of it.”
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...
  • 3 fatal shootings mar Newark's 24 Hours of Peace

    08/21/2016 4:54:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    A 42-year-old city man was fatally shot Saturday night, marking the third shooting death in two days. Akbar J. Scott was shot around 9:45 p.m. on the 600 block of Irvine Turner Boulevard near the city's Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced in a statement.
  • Early data show $15 minimum hurting Seattle's poor

    08/21/2016 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/13/16 12:01 AM | Sean Higgins
    As recently as last year, the Democratic Party’s leaders thought the idea of a $15 federal minimum wage was unrealistic and even pushed back against it. That ended in July when the official party platform, bowing to pressure from organized labor and Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters, adopted a call for a $15 federal minimum, more than double the current rate of $7.25 an hour. […] When Seattle increased its minimum to $15 in 2014, a boost of nearly $6 an hour, it also commissioned a study of the increase’s effect by the University of Washington. A report released...
  • Driving Through Detroit at Night

    08/21/2016 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 76 replies
    Twitter Video ^ | Aug 18 2016 | Hautedamn
    See Video it gets really good at 1:40
  • Man fatally shot at vigil for gun violence victims

    08/21/2016 11:01:31 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2016 | Daniel Prendergast
    A man who was attending a memorial for victims of gun violence was fatally shot at a Brooklyn park early Sunday, authorities and witnesses said. Daquan Spencer, 30, was at the event inside Scarangella Park near Stillwell Ave. and Avenue V when someone started shooting around 1:30 a.m.
  • Know English? For New York Cabdrivers, That’s No Longer Required

    08/20/2016 10:23:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2016 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country. Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali to Urdu. It can be charming, but also maddening for riders who feel that drivers do not understand where they want to go. Don’t you have to speak English, some wonder, to drive a taxi here? As of Friday, the answer is no. That is when new rules went into effect eliminating the requirement that taxi drivers take an English proficiency exam. Now,...
  • Lamont Hill: Just Because Poor Cities Are Run by Democrats, Doesn't Mean Democrats Are to Blame

    08/17/2016 5:05:23 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 17 Aug 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Wednesday’s CNN New Day, Chris Cuomo brought on CNN commentator, author and host of BET News Marc Lamont Hill and former Secret Service agent and current candidate for congress in Florida Dan Bongino, to discuss Trump polling poorly with African-Americans. While Bongino argued that democrat run cities have failed black communities, Lamont Hill claimed that poverty and Democrat machines are connected, but that “doesn’t mean” being a Democrat makes you poor. After Cuomo brought up a new ABC News/WSJ poll that predicted only one percent of blacks would vote for Trump, he asked Bongino why Trump was unable to...
  • Hillary Holds Voter Registration Drive in West Philly...why?

    08/17/2016 8:33:07 AM PDT · by ak267 · 39 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 8-16-2016 | sundance
    Today Hillary Clinton remains campaigning in Pennsylvania. Yesterday Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton campaigned in Scranton, a few hundred people showed up. Today, Hillary held a voter registration campaign event in a High School gym in West Philadelphia – the attendance/turnout was essentially the same. What’s going on? Where are all these Clinton supporters the national media keep polling and talking about? The answers are really quite simple. They’re in the same place they were during the 2016 Democrat primary race.
  • Hillary Struggles to Fill High School Gym in City of 776,000 Democrats

    08/16/2016 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16,2016 | Jim Hoft
    But Hillary could only fill a high school gym. And it’s a SMALL gym. It was another embarrassing display. It’s a good thing the liberal media sent reporters – so they could help fill up the stands.
  • Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend taken into police custody, may have been set

    08/15/2016 4:12:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    newyorkdailynews.com ^ | 8/15/16 | nydailynews staff
    The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday. And he may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the sources said. The suspected killer was taken into custody Sunday night but had not been charged or identified, according to the sources. Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.
  • Sheriff David Clarke on race riots: Progressive policies hit black community like a nuclear blast

    08/15/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hey media, they're "riots" not "protests" Dear media outlets, All the violence we’ve been witnessing in Milwaukee for the last few days? Yeah, that’s not a “protest.” You keep calling it that, but the fact is you’re just plain wrong. These are “riots.” Ugly, violent, racist, riots. I know, I know. You get all uncomfortable when you’re forced to report things accurately. You hate to use a label that you think will get you called “racist” by the left. God forbid you’re not invited to the White House correspondent’s dinner.
  • Teachers' union mad Walmart wants to give teachers free supplies

    08/15/2016 1:00:23 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jason Russell
    Walmart is asking customers to nominate their favorite teachers to win school supplies and a $490 gift card (approximately how much the average public school teacher spends out of pocket on classroom supplies). For whatever reason, the promotion to give free supplies and money to teachers has the Washington Teachers' Union up in arms. The Washington Post reports that Washington Teachers' Union President Elizabeth Davis called the promotion a "cynical coverup." Other union members called it "deceitful" and "bogus."
  • Racial Violence in Milwaukee Was Decades in the Making, Residents Say (NYT alert)

    08/15/2016 3:47:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2016 | JOHN ELIGON
    The burning buildings, smashed police cars and scuffles between police officers and angry protesters on Milwaukee’s north side over the weekend might have seemed like a spontaneous eruption. But for many in the city’s marginalized black community, it was an explosive release decades in the making. Milwaukee is one of the United States’ most segregated cities, where black men are incarcerated or unemployed at some of the highest rates in the country, and where the difference in poverty between black and white residents is about one and a half times the national average. There are barren lots and worn-down homes...
  • Black Lives Matter Targets Graceland: Plans To "Shut Down" Elvis Week

    08/14/2016 11:09:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a radical group that includes Black Lives Matter protesters, has set its sights on Elvis territory, with a plan to “Shut Down Graceland” on Monday.
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested Multiple Times for Impersonating Police Officer

    08/14/2016 2:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Law Officer ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    An outspoken member of the Black Lives Matter movement in Atlanta is on probation for perhaps the last reason one might imagine. Fox5Atlanta.com reports Tyree “Sir Maejor” Page, has been arrested multiple times in the past few years for impersonating a police officer. According to the report, Page was first charged with impersonating an officer after an incident in December 2014 where he allegedly handcuffed an African American woman while “wearing a replica of the Atlanta police officer uniform.” A police report obtained by the news station says Page was also armed with a .45 semi-automatic pistol at the time...
  • New York Muslims Blame Donald Trump for Imam Shooting

    08/14/2016 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Aug 2016 | Mona Salama
    Queens, New York– An imam and his associate were killed Saturday in Queens, NY, shortly after leaving the mosque where they were saying their afternoon prayers. The victims were identified by the NYPD as Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55 and Thara Uddin, 65. Both men were shot at close range in the head, just a block away from the mosque shortly before 2pm. The Imam was pronounced dead at the scene, while Uddin died four hours later at Jamaica Hospital. The shooter, according to Deputy Inspector Henry Sautner from the 106th precinct, remains at large. According to Sautner, the shooter is...
  • Queens imam & his asst shot to death by gunman in attack local Muslims blame on Donald Trump (trunc)

    08/13/2016 5:24:34 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 13, 2016 | Dale Eisinger, Thomas Tracy, Larry McShane, Rich Schapiro
    A lone gunman killed a Queens imam and his assistant as the pair walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers, shooting each in the head from close range, cops and witnesses said. Both victims were dressed in Muslim garb when targeted by the shooter, who fled the scene on foot and remained at large. Members of the mosque quickly denounced the double homicide as a hate crime. “That’s not what America is about,” said local resident Khairul Islam, 33. “We blame Donald Trump for this ... Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.”
  • Muslims "Blame Trump" After New York Imam Assassinated In Broad Daylight

    08/13/2016 5:06:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 118 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 8/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    A lone gunman opened fire on a Queens' imam and his assistant as the two walked (near Ozone Park mosque in New York) after Saturday afternoon prayers, leaving one dead and the other critically wounded. As NY Daily News reports, dozens of angry Muslim men gathered at the murder scene, with one exclaiming “That’s not what America is about...we blame Donald Trump for this... Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.”
  • Imam, Another Man Killed In Double Shooting After Leaving Mosque In Queens

    08/13/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 13 Aug 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An imam and another man are dead following a double shooting in Queens on Saturday afternoon. CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and a 64-year-old associate from his congregation were each shot in the head while on their way home from a local mosque by a man who came up behind them. The shooting took place near Liberty Avenue and 79th Street in Ozone Park around 2 p.m. Witnesses said the imam from the Al-Furqan Masjid mosque had just delivered an afternoon service and was walking home with another member of the mosque when...
  • Five Killed in Overnight Shootings in Milwaukee

    08/13/2016 3:52:28 PM PDT · by seacapn · 33 replies
    WDJT 58 (CBS) Milwaukee ^ | Aug 13, 2016 6:49 AM PST | Stephanie Staudinger
    MILWAUKEE - Five men are dead after a series of overnight shooting's in Milwaukee. "We had a horrible night last night," Mayor Tom Barrett said Saturday afternoon. The shooting's stretched from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, a 9-hour span that saw 9 shootings, including the 5 deaths. The victims range in age from 21 to 36.
  • North Carolina School District Plans To Stop Labeling Students as 'Boys' And 'Girls'

    08/11/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sister Toldjah
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) School System had to temporarily put its HB2-defying transgender bathroom plan on hold due to a recent Supreme Court ruling. But the ruling hasn't stopped the slow roll-out of other controversial gender-related recommendations that it is set to make to the local school board on Tuesday night. Charlotte news station WSOC-TV reports:
  • On heels of teenager's homicide, Jersey City sees 5 shootings in 6-hour span

    08/11/2016 5:31:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | August 11, 2016
    Three men were shot after gunfire erupted five times in less than six hours in the southern portion of the city overnight, officials said. Four of the shootings are believed to be related and involve "two groups with a long standing history," Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill said. The six-hour stretch of violence came approximately 24 hours after a shooting at a Jersey City church hall left a 17-year-old dead boy dead and two girls injured. Morrill said police do not think the the church hall shooting is connected to the five shootings that followed.
  • Monday was Chicago’s worst day in more than a decade for homicides, with 9 people fatally shot

    08/11/2016 7:33:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2016 | Derek Hawkins
    Michael Lucas, 61, was sitting on his front stoop in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood, watching his 3-year-old grandnephew play in the afternoon sun, when without warning two men ran toward the house and opened fire on him.
  • US government blasts Baltimore police over race

    08/10/2016 3:09:10 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 10th 2016 | BBC News
    A US justice department report has accused police in the city of Baltimore of routinely discriminating against black people and using excessive force. An inquiry was ordered after a young black man, Freddie Gray, died in police custody in April of last year, sparking Baltimore's worst riots for decades. The report found African-Americans had been disproportionately targeted. Unjustified strip searches were conducted while in one arrest, a black man's weapon was listed as "his mouth". In recent years, the justice department has conducted similar investigations into the police in Chicago, Cleveland, Albuquerque and Ferguson, Missouri. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responded...
  • The Bitter Lesson From Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike

    08/10/2016 1:12:03 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    IBD ^ | August 9, 2016 | Terry Jones
    aising the minimum wage is one of those wonderful-sounding ideas that, whenever tried, unfortunately never quite works the way it was promised. To its credit, the Washington Post has noticed. The Post recently highlighted a new study from a group of economists who were commissioned by the city of Seattle to look at that city's minimum wage hike from $9.96 an hour to $11.14 an hour. What they found was enlightening. To begin with, the economists said, some of the workers weren't helped at all, since their pay would have likely gone up anyway with experience and tenure on the...
  • US to release report criticizing Baltimore police force

    08/09/2016 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 10:50 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman and Eric Tucker
    Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country’s largest police forces, also found that officers make large numbers of stops — mostly in poor, black neighborhoods — with dubious justification and unlawfully arrest citizens for speech deemed disrespectful. Physical force is used unnecessarily, including against the mentally disabled, and black pedestrians and drivers are disproportionately searched during stops, the report says. The Justice Department released...
  • Juvenile Fights in Downtown Pittsburgh Shock Residents

    08/09/2016 5:02:59 PM PDT · by BrownsvilleBeerGuy · 33 replies
    Pittsburgh Trib Live ^ | Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, 11:30 p.m. | Madasyn Czebiniak
    Chris Litherland had never seen anything like it — crowds of juveniles fighting Downtown on Sunday. “They were just running around the streets, blocking traffic, blocking buses, walking on top of people's cars,” Litherland said.
  • Court Must Dismiss Police Lawsuits Against Marilyn Mosby (says Michael Brown lawyer)

    08/09/2016 11:01:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    News One ^ | 08/08/2016 | Benjamin L. Crump
    Lawsuits filed by Baltimore police officers against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby must be dismissed, according to the law. The United States Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors acting within the scope of their duties in pursuing criminal prosecution are immune from civil suits.The role of a prosecutor in a criminal case is to seek justice and represent the People of a given jurisdiction against a person charged with committing a criminal offense. This is exactly what Marilyn Mosby did when the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, which the medical examiner ruled a homicide, were indicted by a grand jury....
  • LA: "He was such a good boy" "It was his Own Fault."

    08/09/2016 6:33:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    America does not really have a "gun violence" problem.  America has a violent urban black culture problem.  If you want to look at the numbers more closely, you can add in a violent illegal immigrant problem. There is a common theme that has become an Internet cliché when a young black man is shot and killed in the middle of a violent crime. "He was such a nice boy." "He was turning his life around." "He was an aspiring rap star." "They didn't have to shoot him." It is refreshing when the mother of a young black man shot...
  • Seattle Taxpayers to Fund Series of "Racial Equality" Workshops

    08/08/2016 2:57:55 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 8/5/2016 | Raven Claybough
    Seattle taxpayers are footing the bill in the latest left-wing indoctrination efforts regarding so-called “white privilege.” In this particular circumstance, the focus is actually on “white fragility,” and it is part of a set of “racial equity” workshops that Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting in August and September. According to Seattle's city website, white fragility is defined as the “inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.” The scheduled workshops, organizers say, will help to address and correct that inability, as they will provide “the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial...
  • Seattle City Gov Sponsoring ‘White Fragility’ Workshops

    08/08/2016 1:33:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The City of Seattle is sponsoring two taxpayer-funded workshops on “white fragility” as part of a series of “racial equity” workshops put on by the city’s Office of Arts and Culture throughout August and September. The two “white fragility” workshops will take place on August 17 and September 7, running four hours each. The workshops will focus on “the specific way that racism manifests through White Fragility.” (The city website defines “white fragility” as “the inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.”) Each workshop also “provides the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial...
  • Woman Charged With Vandalizing Trump Sign, Nearly Running Over Resident

    08/07/2016 6:41:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    ANDOVER (CBS) – A woman was arrested after she allegedly vandalized a resident’s Donald Trump campaign sign and nearly ran over the homeowner as she tried to speed away. Andover Police said Susan Bryant of North Reading spray painted the Trump sign on Jenkins Road early Saturday morning. One side of the sign was painted with “Putin’s (expletive),” a reference to Trump’s purported relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. On the other side, Bryant allegedly painted “Gold Star Fail!” When homeowner Art Gonsalves confronted Bryant, she allegedly drove off erratically, forcing the victim to run out of the way of her...
  • In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel finds a typically Democratic solution to his pension fund problems

    08/07/2016 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With all the trouble that Rahm Emanuel has been having in Chicago lately, specifically with unrest surrounding his police department and other scandals, it’s easy to forget that he’s dealing with another serious problem: his city is nearly bankrupt. As with so many other large, Democrat run municipalities, the chief culprit here is the massively underfunded pension system for municipal workers. Their unions negotiated some real sweetheart deals for them over the years, but the costs were completely unsustainable. When the city began to go broke, no real compromise was ever offered by the unions so Rahm is left to...
  • Victim in Brutal Downtown Raleigh Beating Speaks Out

    08/05/2016 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    ABC 11 RALEIGH ^ | 05 AUGUST 2016 | ELAINA ATHANS
    RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Wake County man was left bruised and bloodied in the street after he was jumped in downtown Raleigh. The victim tried fighting back against the suspects, but says he was outnumbered. The attack happened last weekend as he left on bar and was walking down Davie Street near Chavis Way with two friends. He asked to remain anonymous. "I got hit so hard I saw stars. It's just like a flash, you can't think straight for a bit," the victim said. He was knocked out cold at one point. The victim says four or five people...
  • 'Mayor for Hillary' Arrested for Allegedly Trading Meth for Gay Sex Orgy

    08/06/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 6, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Richard "Scott" Silverthorne, mayor of the city of Fairfax, Virginia, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton, has been arrested after allegedly giving methamphetamine to an undercover detective in exchange for a homosexual encounter, according to Fairfax County police. The mayor allegedly promised to bring more men, turning the sexual event into an orgy. The 50-year-old Silverthorne was arrested Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tyson's Corner, NBC Washington reported. "I ask that you allow the process to proceed before rushing to judgment (as tough as that may be)," the mayor wrote on his Facebook page Friday.
  • Must Protect Hillary’s Optics – Thousands of Trump Supporters Turned Away By Democrat Mayor (tr)

    08/01/2016 2:44:20 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Sundance
    Thousands were turned away from a Trump Rally today in Columbus Ohio as it appears the political arm of the DNC, via the Democrat Mayor Andrew Ginther, and Democrat Fire Marshal Kevin O’Conner, blocked attendance to the Trump event. Moments before going on stage to a restricted audience of 1,000, Donald Trump informed the media of the political manipulation Research indicates Trump is entirely correct. Against the backdrop of lackluster visible support for Hillary Clinton last weekend in Ohio, it appears there are political efforts underway to avoid the stark contrast of her opponent Donald Trump Rallying with thousands. The...
  • Three killed in Philly overnight, adding to violent weekend (8 since DNC Convention)

    08/01/2016 11:45:51 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 08/01/2016 | Chris Palmer
    Three men were killed in separate incidents in Philadelphia overnight, bringing a violent end to a weekend in which at least eight people were killed between Friday and early Monday.
  • Raising The Minimum Wage In Seattle Had Utterly Predictable Results–But Liberals Probably Don't Care

    07/31/2016 4:04:56 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Matt Vespa
    Raise the minimum wage in Seattle they said. It will help workers they said. Well, the city did increase the minimum wage from the previous rate of $9.47 to $15, which is to be phased in by 2018. It’s now at $11, and lo and behold it has hurt workers. A study found that workers would’ve already seen an increase in wages without the hike because of the increased economic activity and more would’ve been employed. Instead, hours were cut, fewer people worked, and all of this was [predictable]: The average hourly wage for workers affected by the increase jumped...
  • Flooding snarls Baltimore area

    CNN)A flash flood emergency has been issued for portions of the Baltimore, Maryland, area, with the National Weather Service citing "severe" flooding and warning people to get to higher ground. "Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation," the weather service said in a warning issued at 10:40 p.m ET. "Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order."
  • Yes, the murder rate in Chicago is going up, not down

    07/31/2016 1:20:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Much of the media focus centering on the Republican and Democratic conventions dealt with the contrast between Donald Trump’s “dark vision” of America as opposed to Hillary Clinton’s cheerful, optimistic outlook. For proof of this, the Democrats chose to selectively highlight various statistics which show that, overall, crime rates in the United States remain lower now than they were during the historically high levels seen in the eighties and early nineties. That much is certainly true, but it’s equally accurate to point out that in certain places things have gotten considerably worse over the last several years, primarily in large,...
  • Multiple people shot in downtown Austin (6th Street)

    07/31/2016 3:31:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 85 replies
    KXAN ^ | Updated: July 31, 2016, 2:46 am | no byine
    Police are on the scene of a downtown Austin shooting that’s left at least one person dead. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, multiple units are responding to the area of 208 East 6th St. Paramedics say there are several gunshot wound patients spread across the area and they are trying to locate all patients. At least one person has been killed. This is a developing story and KXAN will update as more information is released.
  • 1 dead, 4 injured in separate Austin shootings

    07/31/2016 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2016 | Chandrika Narayan and Joe Sutton
    (CNN)One person was killed and four were injured early Sunday in two separate shootings in a crowded area of downtown Austin, Texas, police said. The first incident began at 2:17 a.m. local time when police received reports of gunshots, Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said in a news conference. He said a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three victims -- all women in their 30s -- were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with gunshot wounds. One additional victim refused treatment. Police say that there was a disturbance on Sixth...
  • Detroit police release surveillance video of suspect wanted in strip club shooting

    07/28/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    WXYZ ^ | July 27, 2016
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police are looking for a gunman who was caught on surveillance video firing shots outside of a strip club on the city's southwest side. This all happened during the early morning hours of July 5th at The Sting Gentlemen's club.
  • Reparations Go Viral in Seattle (two websites offer white people 'ways to fight racism directly')

    07/28/2016 4:35:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 74 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | 7/27/2016 | Sarah Bernard
    When local artist Natasha Marin spoke with Seattle Weekly last week about Reparations.me, her then-7-day-old website and Facebook page, she was clearly fraying around the edges—underfed, overworked, and ragged as hell.“I’ve had about 12 hours of sleep since Friday,” she said over the phone with a hoarse laugh, as a second phone buzzed and buzzed in the background. She responded to one last frantic message and attempted to close the “99 windows I have open” in order to pull together her thoughts. “I maybe have eaten, like, one real meal. I’m at that point of exhaustion now, if I see...
  • Homicide rate surging for black Chicagoans, report finds(BREAKING NEWS ALERT!)

    07/27/2016 9:36:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Dan Hinkel
    Chicago's per capita homicide rate climbed over the last decade, and the chances of an African-American being killed in the city spiked drastically, according to a new report. From 2005 to 2015, the city went from 17.3 homicides per 100,000 residents to a rate of about 18.8, according to a report from the Injury Prevention and Research Center at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. But the report held particularly troubling news for African-Americans. The rate for blacks in Chicago jumped from 36.1 homicides per 100,000 residents in 2005 to 46.5 a decade later. Other studies have shown steep drops...
  • Pittsburgh police chief among primetime speakers on Day 2 of DNC

    07/26/2016 9:41:42 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 17 replies
    WPXI Pittsburgh ^ | 07/26/2016
    Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay will be one of the primetime speakers at Tuesday's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He's expected to speak sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. McLay will be followed by actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays the president on the TV show 'Scandal.' According to a release by Mayor Bill Peduto's office, McLay will speak about Pittsburgh's efforts to adopt the best practices on community policing. Pittsburgh is one of six cities nationwide participating in the U.S. Department of Justice's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mayor...