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  • Accused bank robber was too nice to be charged with robbery: judge

    06/22/2018 1:30:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 21, 2018
    JERSEY CITY -- Prosecutors haven't presented enough evidence to support a robbery charge against a man cops say was a would-be bank robber when he entered a Hoboken branch after the money had already been locked up for the night, a judge has ruled. Edward Dempsey, 54, of Bayonne, hopped over the teller counter at Investors Bank on River Street at 6:45 p.m. June 7 and saw that every cash drawer was empty, police said. After Dempsey learned there was no loot to be had, he requested the return of his note and left the bank otherwise empty-handed, an official...
  • Raising Cane's employees fired after viral video shows worker stirring tea with arm

    06/22/2018 12:47:58 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2018
    A video of a Raising Cane’s employee stirring tea with her forearm has gone viral online, resulting in the termination of those responsible. The video was taken inside the Kansas City, Mo., location of the fast food chain and then seemingly posted to Snapchat before being posted on Facebook where it has been viewed more than 875,000 times. In the video, a female employee is seen stirring tea with her forearm in a pitcher and then pouring the drink into the tea dispenser. Written over the short clips are, “Don’t drink tea from Cane’s” and “She tryflin (sic) cause (sic)...
  • ABC's" Roseanne' Spinoff Officially a Go — Without Roseanne Barr

    06/21/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 21, 2018
    After canceling the comedy following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet, the Disney-owned network has found a way to move forward with the original cast, creators and likely crew as 'The Conners.' Weeks after its stunning decision to cancel Roseanne, ABC is officially moving forward with a spinoff of TV's current No. 1 series — without controversial star Roseanne Barr. Following aggressive talks with exec producer Tom Werner, the Disney-owned broadcaster has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for Roseanne spinoff The Conners (working title). The new take, which will also be a multicamera comedy and premiere in the fall, will...
  • Mom says, N.J. School tried to make my kid Muslim. Judge says, Go to court

    06/21/2018 3:48:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 20, 2018
    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Chatham mother who says the school district forced her son to watch Islamic conversion videos and ignored the study of Christianity and Judaism. Libby Hilsenrath filed the lawsuit, on behalf of her child (identified as C.H. in the suit), against the Chatham School District and Board of Education, as well as the superintendent, assistant superintendent, middle school principal, Social Studies supervisor, and two Social Studies teachers. Judge Kevin McNulty said in the decision, on a motion filed by the school district's attorney to dismiss the lawsuit, that...
  • Springsteen goes on attack during Broadway show, calls Trump's immigration policies 'inhumane'

    06/20/2018 5:01:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    NJ Advanced media ^ | June 20, 2018
    For 146 straight shows on Broadway, Bruce Springsteen has stuck to a script, playing basically the same set each night at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. But on Tuesday night, the New Jersey rock legend veered off that script to denounce the "senior people in government" who have enacted immigration policies that have led to thousands of children being separated from their families, according to the Guardian. He reportedly called the detainment and separation of more than 2,000 children over the past six weeks "inhumane." Springsteen, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said the administration, which has...
  • Don’t worry, the Republicans, and your President, will fix it! (Trump tweets Dems vid)

    06/20/2018 4:43:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Real president Trump twitter ^ | June 20, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Don’t worry, the Republicans, and your President, will fix it!
  • Dems Doing well in Senate, Cd 03 (Manchin + 7 latest West Virginia poll)

    06/20/2018 1:52:13 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Monmouth poll ^ | June 20 , 2018
    Trump popular, but not decisive factor West Long Branch, NJ – Incumbent Joe Manchin holds a small lead over GOP challenger Patrick Morrisey in the race for U.S. Senate in the deep red state of West Virginia. Even though Donald Trump is widely popular in West Virginia, the Democrat holds a lead because many voters are separating their feelings about the incumbent senator from their views of the president. The Monmouth University Poll also finds that the closely watched 3rd Congressional District contest is tighter, with Democrat Richard Ojeda having a very slight lead over Republican Carol Miller at this...
  • Ex-HS teacher who said on Facebook that homosexuality is a sin settles suit

    06/20/2018 8:14:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    A former Union High School teacher who resigned nearly six years ago after posting anti-gay comments on social media has settled her long-standing lawsuit against the district for $132,500. Jenye "Viki" Knox will receive $24,500 for back wages, $63,833.33 for claims of emotional distress and $44,166.67 for attorney's fees, according to court papers. The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which compiles a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them. Knox, a 56-year-old Union Township resident who taught special education, described homosexuality as a "perverted spirit"...
  • Watch: Chris Pratt Shares Faith-Inspired 9 Rules for Life(Adult /humor content!)

    06/20/2018 3:40:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    NTKnetwork ^ | June18, 2018
    After receiving one of the honors at the MTV Awards on Monday night, actor Chris Pratt made sure that his speech would have an impact. The actor, who won the Generation Award, quickly thanked those who stood behind him in life before moving onto a faith-based message. “Listen up!” he said to the camera. “This is what I call nine rules from Chris Pratt, Generation Award winner.” The comedy and action star then ran through a two-and-a-half minute list, a combination of serious and humorous rules that all young people should follow as they go through life. The list: 1....
  • Dem plays audio from child detention center on Senate floor

    06/19/2018 4:52:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2018
    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) played audio obtained from inside a facility used to detain migrant children separated from their families during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. "They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But the audio released yesterday ... is worth a million tears. How do you submit the cries of innocent children to the congressional record? I don't know how you do that, but you can hear it," Menendez said before playing the audio. The audio, obtained by ProPublica, includes workers trying to gather information from children as they cry out for family members. The...
  • With gerrymandering, Supreme Court hangs on Justice Kennedy's words

    06/19/2018 10:32:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2018
    The Supreme Court’s 9-0 nondecision in Gill v. Whitford was more than a little anticlimactic. The Court had been asked to decide if extreme partisan gerrymandering can be challenged in federal court and if so, what standard should apply. (Extreme partisan gerrymandering allows a party to maintain disproportionate control of a state’s legislature or congressional delegation even if the majority of the state’s voters cast their ballots for candidates of the other party.) The Court decided neither question, ruling unanimously that the plaintiffs — Democrats in Wisconsin challenging the legislative map Republicans put in place after the 2010 census —...
  • De Blasio plans summonses instead of arrests for marijuana smoking — with exceptions: sources

    06/19/2018 2:35:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    MSN Daily News ^ | June 18, 2018
    . More lenient pol policy is expected today Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD will roll out plans Tuesday to issue summonses rather than make arrests for smoking marijuana — with a lengthy list of exceptions — following a 30-day review of ways to end racial disparities in the weed arrests, two sources said Monday. The overwhelming majority of those arrested in New York for marijuana crimes — 86% — are black or Hispanic, despite studies showing people of all races use the drug with equal frequency. De Blasio pledged to take on that issue about a month ago via...
  • Town tossed out its leaders for new ones that align with Trump

    06/18/2018 1:21:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    . Debra Opuda likes her life in Stafford, where she's satisfied with her municipal services, especially the responsive and caring police department, and she's happy with a population that's more ethnically mixed than when she moved in 18 years ago from Bergen County. But it was Opuda's concerns about illegal immigration that prompted her to vote for a slate of candidates in last week's Republican primary running under the "Make American Great Again" slogan in support of President Donald Trump's positions. The MAGA slate swept the GOP races for mayor and all six township council seats, ousting the entire more...
  • Trump supporter disrupts deNiro's musical with "Keep America Great " Flag

    06/18/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 18, 2018
    . A Trump supporter tried disrupting a performance of the Robert De Niro-directed “A Bronx Tale: The Musical” on Saturday — standing up during the curtain call and displaying a “Keep America Great!” flag toward the audience. “The times we live in,” tweeted audience member Joe Del Vicario, along with a pic showing the Broadway protest. “At the end of [the performance], a man turned around and faced the audience to show us how big of a pair he has,” Del Vicario explained. “He was escorted shortly after.”
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan slams Trump immigration crackdown as ""unbiblical "

    06/16/2018 6:55:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 79 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 15, 2018
    . Cardinal Timothy Dolan blasted the Trump administration’s policy of separating kids from their parents on Friday night, calling it “un-American and unbiblical.” The White House got into holy hot water this week when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and press secretary Sander Huckabee Sanders both referenced scripture to claim the administration has the moral authority to forcibly take kids away from parents if they cross the southern border illegally. “I mean, that’s just unjust. That’s un-American and unbiblical,” Dolan, leader of New York City’s 2.8 million Catholics, told CNN on Friday night. Sessions specifically cited the Apostle Paul who in...
  • FDNY Psychologist claims Trump is mentally unfit for office

    06/16/2018 5:51:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 129 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 16, 2018
    An FDNY psychologist who says Donald Trump once crudely insulted her looks has diagnosed him as mentally unfit to be president. Suzanne Lachmann claims her brief encounter with Trump — and her work treating FDNY firefighters after 9/11 — qualifies her to make the pronouncement. Lachmann recently tweeted that she “met Trump personally,” and that her work with the Bravest to “determine who must be taken off line due to mental duress,” justifies her conclusion that the commander-in-chief must go.
  • Numbers Show House GOP Still in Deep Trouble

    06/15/2018 5:50:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    Cook Political ^ | June 12, 2018
    . The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday morning had both good and bad news for President Trump and his party. The good news was that optimism about the direction of the country and the percentage of people believing that the economy is improving are both up from the last NBC/WSJ poll in April. Not surprisingly, the president’s job approval was up, as we have seen in other polling of late. The bad news for Trump and the GOP is that even with that hopeful news, Republicans are 10 points behind Democrats on the closely-watched generic congressional ballot, while...
  • "Donald Trump was 100% right to fire James Comey.” Mark Levin

    06/15/2018 5:19:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter ^ | June 15, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Donald Trump was 100% right to fire James Comey.” Mark LevinQ
  • Kellogg's voluntarily recalls Honey Smacks cereal over possible salmonella contamination

    06/15/2018 2:00:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 15, 2018
    😧Kellogg Company announced Thursday it is voluntarily recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal for what it's calling a possible health risk because the product may be contaminated with salmonella. The recall comes after warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the tainted product has sickened 73 people in 31 states, including 24 hospitalizations. There have been no deaths reported so far. The FDA says that the recalled products were distributed across the U.S. -- including Guam and Saipan -- and internationally in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean and...
  • VIDEO: Muslim teens berated as 'traitors to the country' (language warning)

    06/14/2018 2:00:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 13 , 2018
    . JERSEY CITY -- Five Muslim teens were walking to Newport Mall after school on Tuesday afternoon when they were berated by a man because of their religion. In a snippet of the incident that was caught on camera, the man, who has not been identified, tells the 18-year-old Dickinson High School students they are "traitors to the country" because they are Muslim. Fatima Khan, who posted the video on Twitter, said she and her four friends -- Ibtissam Jaouad, Aniza Nasir, Dolma Tsering, and Yahaira Osorio -- were approached by the man on Seventh Street in Downtown Jersey City...