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  • Officer injured, glass windows broken during protest outside Allegheny County Jail

    03/21/2017 4:01:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 21, 2017
    PITTSBURGH - One officer was injured and several windows were broken during a protest Monday night outside of the Allegheny County Jail. Officials said jail staff called 911 to report a group of about 20-25 protesters outside the jail throwing rocks, sticks and firing fireworks. Protesters were wearing all black with black masks. Protesters reportedly broke a jail employee’s car window and the window out of a sheriff deputy’s cruiser. The first officers to arrive were on bicycle. One officer got into a scuffle with protestors and injured his shoulder. He is being treated for the injury. Police say the...
  • Woman attacked by ex-boyfriend marries EMT who responded to 911 call

    03/16/2017 4:18:33 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies via WPXI ^ | March 15, 2017
    A woman who survived a vicious attack by an ex-boyfriend has officially tied the knot with a first responder who helped save her life. In January 2012, Melissa Dohme was rushed to a hospital after her ex-boyfriend stabbed her 32 times in the neck, arms, face and hands. According to her Facebook page, she flat-lined four times at the hospital after the attack. Cameron Hill was one of the EMTs who saved her after the attack. The two met again later that year, in October and went on their first date in December. Hill proposed to Dohme at a Tampa...
  • Suspects 'on the run' after several injured in axe attack at Dusseldorf train station

    03/09/2017 1:27:58 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 9, 2017
    Several people have been injured in an axe attack at Dusseldorf train station. Police spokesman Rainer Kerstiens told The Associated Press that more suspected attackers are believed to be on the run. The station has been sealed off by armed police and trains are not stopping at the station. German newspaper Bild reported that two suspect has been taken into custody. Four people were injured in the attack.
  • Question About Tax Refund (Vanity)

    03/09/2017 7:24:19 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    March 9, 2017 | Me
    I filed my tax return in early February, the old fashioned way, by mail. I've done this for several years running with no problem. I checked the status of the refund on the site, which indicated that my refund was to be direct deposited to my account on February 27. Well, that date came and went with no deposit to my account. I double-checked the routing and account numbers on my return, and they apparently were correct. Last week, I checked the IRS site again, and now it read that my bank had rejected the deposit so they were...
  • State Department writes anti-leak memo, which promptly leaks

    02/24/2017 6:38:57 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 24, 2017 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department legal office prepared a four-page memo for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning of the dangers of leaking by State Department employees. It promptly leaked, to me. That’s only the latest sign that the relationship between the Trump administration political appointees and the State Department professional workforce is still very much a work in progress. The Feb. 20 memo by State Department acting legal adviser Richard Visek to Tillerson is entitled “SBU: Protecting Privileged Information.” The SBU stands for Sensitive But Unclassified, a designation used on documents that are not technically secret but also not supposed to...
  • Somali native found beaten, possibly robbed, in Pittsburgh (Alleged Hate Crime)

    02/23/2017 12:27:29 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 23, 2017
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police are investigating the beating of a Somali immigrant who was critically injured and might have been robbed. The man, believed to be about 30, was found beaten about 5 a.m. Tuesday in the city's Beltzhoover neighborhood. A city police spokeswoman said it appears that he had also been robbed. Betty Cruz, the director of Change Agency, said the victim is a member of Pittsburgh's Somali Bantu and Muslim communities. Cruz and others are calling on police to investigate whether the beating was a hate crime. Police haven't discussed any motive beyond robbery.
  • American Democracy (Google Feature in Honor of President's Day)

    02/20/2017 6:14:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    Google Arts & Culture ^ | February 20, 2017
    Celebrate the history of the United States presidency and discover defining moments in American Democracy. Learn about the past Presidents of the United States. A closer look at life in the White House. Take a virtual tour of the most iconic presidential homes in 360Ëš.
  • The ‘Day Without Immigrants’ movement is reportedly spreading across the country

    02/15/2017 4:36:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies ^ | February 14, 2017 | Rafi Schwartz
    Reports are surfacing about a potential national strike by immigrants this week—the latest in a growing movement to highlight the role immigrants play in the face of Donald Trump’s increasingly harsh crackdown. According to Washingtonian magazine, a number of local restaurants and other businesses have begun bracing for a national strike on February 16, in which immigrants—particularly those from Latinx communities—have been urged to stay home from work. The grassroots protest has seemingly been organized by word of mouth and across Latinx social media channels. “One of our delivery men who’s Latino told our kitchen about it, and then it...
  • Belgium: US youth in Pittsburgh linked to cyberattack on Brussels airport

    02/09/2017 7:09:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2017
    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities say that a U.S. youth in Pittsburgh tried to hack into the Brussels airport computer system and disable it the night after the March 22 attacks that killed 32 people. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that at its request, the FBI interrogated the American minor and said he confessed. The statement said the hacking attempt was unsuccessful and stressed that "it appeared there were no terrorist motives."
  • Transgender ex-con arrested for alleged threat to shoot Westmoreland County judge

    02/08/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    Trib Live ^ | February 7, 2017 | Renatta Signorini
    A Seward woman who served prison time for the botched castration and overdose death of her sixth husband was arrested Monday over allegations she threatened to shoot a Westmoreland County judge. Tammy L. Felbaum, 58, who is transgender, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 bail in connection with an incident at the courthouse. County park police allege Felbaum claimed to have in her purse “guns and an Uzi ... also a rocket launcher” when she went through metal detectors prior to a scheduled civil court hearing before Judge Chris Scherer, according to an affidavit. She is...
  • eBay for Charity: Liberty and Justice for All (Ebay goes over to the dark side)

    02/01/2017 3:58:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    ebay ^ | Unknown
    For over 10 years, eBay's global community has rallied to support the causes they care about through our ebay for Charity platform. This week, we are matching up to $500,000 in total donations to five organizations working to support refugees and protect human rights in the U.S. and globally. Please join us. Amnesty International Doctors Without Borders International Rescue Committee Mercy Corps Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Poll: Do you agree with President Trump’s recent actio [trunc]?

    01/31/2017 6:08:06 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | January 31, 2017
    Do you agree with President Trump’s recent action concerning immigration and refugees? Yes: 53% No: 40% Need More Information: 7%
  • Woman fired, interviewed by Secret Service over tweet

    01/23/2017 4:38:26 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 65 replies via WPXI ^ | January 22, 2017
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky woman was fired after she tweeted about assassinating President Donald Trump, WAVE-TV reports. The woman's tweet read, “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate." Heather Lowrey has since deleted the tweet and deactivated her Twitter account. The U.S. Secret Service said it is aware of the tweet and has already interviewed Lowrey, WAVE reports. The Secret Service is planning to conduct a full investigation into the matter. Lowrey has since been fired from at least two of the places she was employed,...
  • GOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop'

    01/15/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) knocked President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday for his response to backlash over attacking Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). "Dude, just stop," Amash tweeted, linking to a tweet from Trump. Trump suggested Saturday that he and Lewis work together to focus on the nation's inner cities after a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed him for saying Lewis was "all talk" and "no action."
  • Russia Hacking U.S.? C-SPAN Live Feed Briefly Taken Over By Russian Today Broadcast

    01/12/2017 1:25:57 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | AJ DELLINGER
    In a strange moment of startling symmetry with the current state of American politics, C-SPAN—the public affairs network that regularly broadcasts proceedings of the United States House of Representatives and Senate—was interrupted by a broadcast of Russia Today. The state-funded Russian news network briefly took over the online feed of C-SPAN1, which had been broadcasting a discussion in Congress regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission Regulatory Accountability Act. As California Democrat Maxine Waters was speaking, the feed suddenly cut from the House floor to a broadcast of RT. The feed cut in with a commercial break before returning to the...
  • Exxon ordered to turn over 40 years of climate change research

    01/12/2017 9:20:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 12, 2017 | Matt Egan
    ExxonMobil has lost a key battle in an investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public about the dangers of climate change. A Massachusetts judge ordered Exxon (XOM) on Wednesday to hand over more than four decades of the company's climate change research. The court rejected Exxon's emergency motion to kill the demand from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is investigating allegations the company ignored internal scientific research going back to the 1970s. The ruling came on the same day that longtime Exxon boss Rex Tillerson was being grilled by Congress about the company's climate change tactics at...
  • Army recruiter admits funneling guns to drug cartel

    12/14/2016 11:52:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | December 14, 2016 | Guillermo Contreras
    A former Army recruiter from San Antonio has admitted he funneled dozens of assault rifles to operatives of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel last year by organizing other soldiers to help him buy the weapons. Sgt. Julian Prezas, who is facing a disciplinary discharge from the military, pleaded guilty in two separate cases Monday to a total of five counts of lying on federal firearms forms and attempting to export defense articles to Mexico. Prezas, 36, acknowledged acquiring 42 guns — 23 of which were seized and forfeited to the government during the investigation. However, a co-defendant who became an informant told...
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas (Election Edition)

    12/12/2016 2:42:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    December 12, 2016 | Me
    On the first day of Christmas sore losers gave to us, A whole lot of post-election fuss. On the Second Day of Christmas sore losers gave to us, Two Soros riots and A whole lot of post-election fuss. On the Third Day of Christmas sore losers gave to us, Three failed recounts, Two Soros riots and A whole lot of post-election fuss. On the Fourth Day of Christmas sore losers gave to us, Four-letter words, Three failed recounts, Two Soros riots and A whole lot of post-election fuss. On the Fifth Day of Christmas sore losers gave to us, Five...
  • Megyn Kelly says Trump aide responsible for inciting violent threats against her

    12/08/2016 5:34:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    AOL News ^ | December 7, 2016
    Megyn Kelly has, as of late, been receiving death threats and is now under the watch of armed guards, notes the New York Times. The Guardian reports that the Fox News host holds Trump's transition team member and campaign social media director Dan Scavino partially responsible. According to The Guardian, Kelly said at a Tuesday night Washington, D.C. event, "It's that far corner of the internet that really enjoys nastiness and threats and unfortunately there is a man who works for Donald Trump whose job it is to stir these people up and that man needs to stop doing that....
  • No change in Allegheny County (PA) election results after recanvass

    12/05/2016 11:06:08 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 5, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - Election officials in Allegheny County finished recanvassing dozens of voting districts Monday, with no changes in the election results. A recanvass is not the same as a recount. Elections Division staff compared the final results from the voting machines in 52 districts to the results on the flash memory cards.
  • Allegheny County (PA) will recanvass dozens of voting machines

    11/29/2016 1:34:39 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 29, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny County Board of Elections announced it will recanvass 52 voting districts before certifying the results of the November election. Elections Division staff will check election-night voting machine results tapes against flash memory cards. The recanvass will take place on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. in the County Office Building. Any candidate who ran in the presidential or Senate elections may be present or send an attorney on his or her behalf.
  • Chicago murders still outpacing New York and L.A. combined

    11/21/2016 9:52:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 20, 2016 | Sam Charles
    Chicago was pushed into an unwanted spotlight earlier this year when it was noted the city has recorded more murders than New York City and Los Angeles combined. As the year winds down, that’s still holding true. The city surpassed 700 homicides over the weekend, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of Cook County medical examiner’s records. That number includes 10 cases in which victims died this year but were injured in previous years. The Chicago Police Department tallied 654 murders as of Nov. 13. The department’s total omits “non-criminal” deaths that the medical examiner classifies as homicides, as well...
  • Gwen Ifill dead at age 61

    11/14/2016 12:39:47 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | November 14, 2016 | KELSEY SUTTON and HADAS GOLD
    Gwen Ifill, the longtime PBS news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS’s NewsHour and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died after a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed. She was 61. “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must share that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill passed away this afternoon following several months of cancer treatment,” PBS NewsHour said in a statement on Monday. “She was surrounded by loving family and many friends whom we ask that you keep in your thoughts and prayers.” "I am very sad to tell you that...
  • Airline captain speaks over intercom to diffuse election-fueled conflict between passengers

    11/14/2016 7:01:54 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies via WPXI ^ | November 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Vale
    Tensions are running high across the country in the wake of the shocking presidential election that rocked the nation last Tuesday. There have been numerous accounts of racially charged attacks, protests, fights and arguments being documented by individuals on both sides of the political aisle. Now another incident has come to light that happened on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in which the flight's captain and the flight crew were forced to intervene. According to the description with a video posted Friday on YouTube, a man in a "plaid shirt and camo cap" said...
  • Authorities investigating voter registration ‘irregularities' in Pennsylvania

    11/04/2016 1:11:06 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 4, 2016
    HARRISBURG - Authorities are investigating voter registration irregularities in Pennsylvania, Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Friday. Beemer released the following statement Friday afternoon: “The Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a pattern of voter registration irregularities across the Commonwealth. It is premature to reach any conclusion. At this stage of the investigation there is no evidence of voter fraud. The investigation is ongoing.” Attorney General’s Office spokesman Chuck Ardo said the investigation started when a number of boards of elections, including from western Pennsylvania, contacted the office. He said the investigation is centered on a...
  • Why is Glenn Beck Sucking Up to the Mainstream Media?

    11/04/2016 7:08:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 1, 2016 | Lloyd Grove
    Struggling radio, video and internet entrepreneur Glenn Beck, who has styled himself as a conservative firebrand and sworn enemy of the liberal media, seems to have done an about-face and is now ardently courting the journalistic outlets he previously had little use for. “I think a lot of people are going to be turning to him after the election to ask what role he can play in the reconciliation within the Republican party and between the parties,” said one of Beck’s business associates, explaining why the right-wing radio jock and former Fox News rabble-rouser has been plying his trade in...
  • Lie Witness News - President Obama Runs for Third Term

    11/04/2016 5:39:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 2 replies
    ABC ^ | November 4, 2016 | Jimmy Kimmel
    When there's an election, especially one as contentious as this one, there's a tendency to stop and appreciate what we have right now. So we had some fun with this. We went out on the street and asked people what they thought about President Obama's big announcement that he's running for a third term. Of course, President Obama is not running for a third term. There's a two-term limit. It's in the Constitution. But did that stop anyone we told he was running again from claiming they knew about this? Find out in a new #LieWitnessNews.
  • Man dressed as tree arrested for blocking traffic

    10/25/2016 7:29:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 25, 2016
    PORTLAND, MAINE - Portland police arrested 30-year-old Asher Woodworth after he walked back-and-forth slowly through downtown traffic dressed as a tree. When he refused to comply orders, police took him to jail on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a public way. Police say Woodworth's motivation was to "see how people would react to his performance" and how it would "impact people's natural choreography."
  • Wig on car seat is mistaken for child in danger

    10/24/2016 8:05:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 24, 2016
    SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA - A bizarre case of mistaken identity when a Virginia woman's wig is thought to be a child left in her car. Jasmine Turner says she went out to the store on her work break when she got a call from police about an unresponsive child in her car. "By the time I get from the Wal-Mart back to my job, the police aren't there, but the window's busted out of my car and there's glass everywhere," says Turner. Except Turner doesn't have kids. Turner says she left her wig on a pile of blankets in the backseat...
  • Cardinal Dolan: Trump, Clinton traded jabs at Al Smith Dinner — but it was different in private

    10/21/2016 9:11:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    Today via AOL News ^ | October 21, 2016 | EUN KYUNG KIM
    While each candidate delivered some biting comments while taking a turn behind the dais at the Al Smith Dinner, "there were some very touching moments" in private, Dolan said, describing one right after he asked both of them to pray with him. "After the little prayer, Mr. Trump turned to Secretary Clinton and said, 'You are one tough and talented woman,'" Dolan said. "He said, 'This has been a good experience, this whole campaign, as tough as it's been.'" Clinton then returned the compliment. "She said to him, 'Donald, whatever happens, we need to work together afterward,'" Dolan said.
  • Clinton Camp Asks for Change to Handshake Protocol at Final Debate: Report

    10/19/2016 5:28:06 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    The Hill via FoxNews ^ | October 19, 2016 | The Hill Staff
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has asked to change the setup of the pre-debate greetings on Wednesday night, The New York Times reports. At previous debates, the spouses of both candidates have met to shake hands. But this time around, former President Bill Clinton and Melania Trump will enter the debate hall in a way that avoids having the families cross paths. Two people with direct knowledge of the situation told the Times that the Clinton camp requested the change after the last debate, after GOP nominee Donald Trump invited three women who’ve accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault to...
  • Impending Y2K-like chaos neither candidate is addressing

    10/13/2016 3:49:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    Inc. via AOL News ^ | October 12, 2016 | JOHN HEWITT
    The neediest Americans will be short $100 billion in delayed tax refunds at a time when they're really counting on it. Chaos may ensue, an issue neither presidential candidate is addressing. In June, I sounded the alarm on How Congress is About to Screw Up the Economy in an Unprecedented Way. The more we learn about the PATH Act of 2015, however, the louder this alarm needs to be. First, a short primer on what's happening. The PATH Act stands for Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes. As a headline, it sounds commendable and does include legislation for more than $620...
  • CMU police issue alert about blackmail scheme targeting students

    10/12/2016 9:43:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 12, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - Police at Carnegie Mellon University have issued a warning about online blackmail incidents targeting students at the university and other Pittsburgh-area colleges. An alert posted on the CMU website says the incidents involve demands for payment to prevent the release of sensitive videos and photographs. Police said male students have been contacted on social media and asked to continue the conversation on Skype. The victims were encouraged to remove their clothes and perform sexual acts in view of the camera. Afterward, an unknown person claiming to have recorded the event demanded money to prevent the release of the...
  • FACT CHECK: Top aide did not say Hillary Clinton hates 'everyday Americans'

    10/11/2016 12:31:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 101 replies
    Business Insider via AOL News ^ | October 11, 2016 | OLIVER DARCY
    A top Hillary Clinton aide's email was grossly misrepresented on Tuesday morning and twisted to suggest the Democratic nominee had "begun to hate everyday Americans." The false narrative was born when WikiLeaks published another batch of emails from John Podesta, the chairman of the Clinton campaign. In one message to Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for the Clinton campaign, Podesta wrote: "I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans, but I think we should use it once the first time she says I'm running for president because you and everyday Americans need a champion."
  • Parade float showing Trump electrocuting Clinton sparks outrage

    10/05/2016 8:06:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 5, 2016 | Briana Altergott
    AURORA, Ind. - A small town in Indiana is outraged after a shocking float made an appearance in a parade over the weekend. --VIDEO AT LINK-- But its creator told Newsy's partners at WCPO he didn't mean to upset anyone. "It's all in fun. Laughter is the best medicine in life, and this country needs more laughter. And the people that are offended by it, I'm sorry. Don't come to the parade next time," Frank Linkmeyer said. The float, which appeared to show Hillary Clinton in an electric chair with Donald Trump getting ready to pull the switch, was one...
  • Customer says party store employee refused to fill balloon order after learning it's for officer

    10/03/2016 5:40:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 3, 2016
    PLEASANT HILLS, Pa. - A customer said a Party City employee refused to fill her balloon order after finding out it was for a police officer’s memorial ceremony. Karly Lane told Channel 11 she went to Party City on Saturday to buy a dozen blue and black balloons for her friend, Duquesne officer Robert GoGo Jr., who died in an off-duty motorcycle accident almost a month ago. Lane told the clerk that the balloons were for a memorial ceremony in GoGo’s honor. The clerk allegedly told Lane she refused to support a police officer and had someone else wait on...
  • Book claims to reveal 'the worst president in history'

    09/26/2016 8:14:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 25, 2016 | AOL.COM EDITORS
    As the United States gears up to choose the 45th U.S. president, a new book claims the worst president to serve in American history was Barack Obama. Authors Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan claim to present 200 reasons why Obama is the worst commander in chief in history, offering readers a way to "easily find all the information that was ignored by the media and that Barack Obama would like you to forget." A few questions the book is said to answer are: "The Worst President in History" are Did Barack Obama really save this country from another Great Depression?...
  • Sound That Sparked Lockdown at Valley Forge Military Academy Likely Bubble Wrap Popping, School Says

    Emergency crews responded to a report of a shooting at Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania Monday evening, but investigators discovered no gunman, but instead say bubble wrap may be to blame. "The situation appears to be one where a female student in the dorms of Eastern University heard what she thought were shots fired. She diligently called 9-1-1," Jamie Bilella, Vice President Enrollment Management and Marketing Valley Forge Military Academy & College told NBC10. Delaware County officials said officers responded to the school after receiving a call reporting a possible shooting about 6 p.m. Police put the school on...
  • Pittsburgh police chief responds to officers' vote of ‘no confidence'(227-14)

    09/13/2016 4:32:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 13, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - An unofficial vote has determined that the Fraternal Order of Police union has “no confidence” in Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay. McLay has found himself in the middle of several controversies since he became chief almost two years ago. The first concerned a picture of him holding a sign about racism at work. Other incidents include officers working overtime at the Pittsburgh Marathon and for Beyoncé’s Heinz Field concert. Most recently, he’s been criticized for appearing in uniform at the Democratic National Convention. Fewer than half of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau’s officers participated in the online survey. In...
  • Bellingham man electrifies his Donald Trump yard signs

    09/08/2016 12:35:58 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies
    KIRO ^ | September 7, 2016
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A Bellingham man, who is supporting Donald Trump, says people kept on stealing his Trump yard signs, almost as fast as he was putting them up. Ray Gilbride tells our partner KIRO Radio that he has had a total of seven signs stolen. This summer, Gilbride got fed up. First he set up a security camera, but when he turned over footage of people taking the signs to police, he says they didn't follow up. Gilbride then wired up a rig that electrified the signs. Surveillance video showed people taking the signs and getting shocked.
  • ITT Tech shuts down all its schools; students might get loans forgiven

    09/06/2016 10:13:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Jim Puzzanghera
    The company that operates ITT Technical Institutes said Tuesday that it was permanently closing all its campuses nationwide, blaming the recent move by the U.S. Education Department to ban the for-profit college operator from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. ITT Educational Services Inc. said that the shutdown will affect “tens of thousands” of students who were preparing for the start of classes this month and cost more than 8,000 employees their jobs. “We reached this decision only after having exhausted the exploration of alternatives, including transfer of the schools to a non-profit or public institution,” ITT said...
  • (Maine Gov) LePage says he is considering resignation, apologizes

    08/30/2016 9:30:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | August 30, 2016 | Eric Russell
    Gov. Paul LePage raised the possibility Tuesday that he may not finish his second term, amid mounting pressure from Democrats and members of his own party to amend for his recent actions. “I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station. “I think some things I’ve been asked to do are beyond my ability. I’m not going to say that I’m not going to finish it. I’m not saying that I am going to finish it.” He later said, “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time...
  • Crowd Gathers, Shoots At Kansas City, Mo Officers After Officer-Involved Shooting

    08/29/2016 7:52:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | August 28, 2016 | Office Blue
    Kansas City, Mo – Kansas City Police Officers had just shot an armed suspect on Sunday morning when a crowd began to gather around them. Gunshots started getting fired at the officers, who were forced to take cover with the man that the officers had just shot. The incident happened early Sunday morning in a parking lot at 72nd Street and Wabash Avenue. Officers were on patrol when they heard gunshots and observed a large crowd in the parking lot. Officers approached and confronted a man who was armed with a handgun. There aren’t many details about the confrontation, but...
  • Cops post fliers asking J’Ouvert revelers not to shoot anyone

    08/28/2016 3:51:02 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2016 | John Cohen & Danika Fears
    The NYPD has a message for revelers taking part in Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert festival next weekend: Don’t shoot. The 71st Precinct in Crown Heights posted fliers Thursday warning festival-goers to refrain from violence during the annual predawn Labor Day celebration. “This community will no longer tolerate this violence,” the fliers say. “Do not shoot anyone. Do not stab anyone. Every act of violence will be fully investigated and prosecuted. This year celebrate J’Ouvert and keep it safe.” The flier also reminds residents that two people were killed last year during J’Ouvert, a pre-dawn street procession before the West Indian American Day...
  • Pittsburgh police recruit accused of assaulting wife

    08/17/2016 7:41:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 17, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh police recruit accused of assaulting his wife was arrested Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint. Jabbar Karwan is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police Karwan was training to become a police officer, and that he had handcuffed her, threatened her with his night stick and pointed a gun to her head. The complaint also stated that the victim begged police not to arrest Karwan because it would “make it worse for her.” She told officers she wants a divorce and to move on...
  • Survivors react to father of Pulse shooter at Clinton rally in Kissimmee

    08/10/2016 4:50:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | August 10, 2016 | Nadeen Yanes
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Pulse survivors Jacobi Ceballo and Christopher Hansen had no idea they were in the same room as the father of shooter Omar Mateen until hours after a Monday rally for Hillary Clinton ended in Kissimmee. "I opened up my Facebook and it was the first thing I saw," Hansen said. "I was like, 'Oh!'" But Ceballo wasn't only surprised, he was angry. "I'm outraged," he said. "For him to come back to Orlando, where his son created devastation, was also mind-blowing. If I would have known that, I would have not come." Ceballo attended the rally as...
  • Police: Clinton Supporter Lights Flag On Fire, Attacks Trump Supporter

    08/01/2016 5:55:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | July 31, 2016
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say that a Clinton supporter lit a flag on fire near a group of Trump supporters and attacked a man near the Clinton-Kaine event downtown Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at the intersection of 10th Street and Penn Avenue around 4 p.m. According to a criminal complaint, police were told Joshua Sturman was in the area to support Hillary Clinton, who spoke at a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center later that afternoon. A group of Trump supporters had gathered on the opposing sidewalk in what police say was a peaceful assembly. Sturman crossed...
  • Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson Plot to Subvert the Will of the People to Elect Romney

    07/29/2016 11:10:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 87 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show on Wednesday, Never Trump leader Erick Erickson mused on yet another scheme to foist Mitt Romney on the American electorate this year. If one can wade through Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson discussing wild-eyed conspiracy theories involving GOP nominee Donald Trump and Russia and their claims that they are among the few remaining Americans who still believe in the Constitution, you will hear some serious crazy as Beck, his co-hosts, and Erickson elaborate on a strategy to derail the GOP nominee and throw the November Presidential election to the House of Representatives to decide....
  • China is crushing the U.S. in 'economic warfare'

    06/30/2016 7:35:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 30, 2016 | Heather Long
    As China has risen to become the world's No. 2 economy, it has repeatedly used its business and financial clout to get what it wants on the world stage, say foreign policy experts Robert Blackwill and Jennifer Harris. When Norway gave Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, China dramatically scaled back its salmon purchases from Norway and halted trade talks. When tensions escalated between the Philippines and China over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea, China let Philippine bananas rot in its ports. Over the years, Beijing has retaliated so strongly by cutting (or...
  • Obama given rapturous welcome in Canada's House of Commons (Weapons Grade Barf Alert)

    06/30/2016 6:21:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    NBC News via AOL ^ | June 30, 2016 | TIM STELLOH
    Before a rapturous Canadian House of Commons on Wednesday, President Barack Obama grappled with the cascade of grim and chaotic news — with Orlando and Istanbul, Brexit and what he called an "increasingly strained" international order that is "riven by old divisions and fresh hatreds." But Obama also used the speech — the first to be delivered in the Commons by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton in 1995 — to talk up the "extraordinary alliance" between Canada and the United States. "In a world where too many borders are a source of conflict, our two countries are joined by...