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  • Inside Queens’ hidden sex district

    02/03/2019 9:40:34 AM PST · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 2, 2019 | Sara Dorn and Brad Hamilton
    A tiny Queens block has become a booming hotbed of hookers operating out of at least eight Chinese massage parlors, The Post found. The slim strip of 40th Road in Flushing’s Chinatown, just a short walk from Citi Field, has become a 24/7 destination for sex-seeking horndogs from all over the metro area, as “masseuses” brazenly compete for johns on the narrow sidewalks.
  • Chinatown koi evacuation begins as otter rampage claims 10th fatality

    11/26/2018 12:02:42 PM PST · by Gamecock · 56 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 11/25/2018 | STEPHANIE IP
    A total of 10 expensive koi fish have now been killed and eaten by the otter as of Sunday morning; there were previously 14 adult koi living in the ponds at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park in Chinatown. As a result, staff at the Chinatown park have begun evacuating koi from the park’s ponds. On Saturday, crews moved in to begin rescue efforts. So far, only one fish has been moved to the Vancouver Aquarium for safekeeping; koi are also difficult to capture so it remains unclear how long the evacuation will take though crews are working to relocate the remaining...
  • The Fictitious Triumph of Roman Polanski

    03/25/2003 11:12:42 PM PST · by lainie · 12 replies · 154+ views
    ettashootka@yahoo.com | March 26, 2003 | M.R.J.
    Last night, the Academy Awards had an opportunity to have a Defining Moment. Hollywood had a chance to say something powerful, but the moment was lost. You might think I'm speaking about the current military action, where we're stumblingly thumping Iraq into submission, but I'm not. Michael Moore grabbed the moment to spout something about the war, but -- whether I agree with him or not -- I found his approach to dissent tacky and ill-timed. I sincerely hope none of the parents of dead or captured American soldiers saw his petulant 'attempted rant.' (Thank god Peter O'Toole, former inveterate...
  • Border Patrol agents find tunnel in El Paso that connects city to storied past

    02/01/2018 7:09:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ray Bogan
    Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas found a 75-foot tunnel along the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande river – and one former Border Patrol chief believes its origins could go back 100 years. The tunnel was found when Texas Department of Transportation employees were building near downtown and notified Border Patrol agents of a cave in. The Border Patrol’s Confined Space Entry Team went inside to take a look and found it goes further into the U.S. but not into Mexico. “Remediation efforts are already under way, which include filling the tunnel with concrete. At this time we...
  • OJ Simpson Pop-Up Museum To Open In Chinatown

    08/18/2017 9:21:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | August 17, 2017
    CHINATOWN (CBSLA.com) — The white Ford Bronco has returned. As CBS2’s Jo Kwon reports, an OJ Simpson museum is opening at a Chinatown gallery. The white Bronco sitting right outside the museum is not the actual vehicle OJ was in during the 1994 chase — just the same year and model.
  • Chinese immigrants flocking to San Diego

    06/07/2016 6:42:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    The number of unauthorized Chinese immigrants coming to San Diego has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass emigration from China and a diversifying pool of unauthorized immigrants settling in the United States
  • Everything Is About Race

    04/07/2016 6:12:47 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    “Don’t make this about race.” I’ve heard this sentence a lot recently, read it a lot online. Saw its use launch a Facebook flame war while I waited for my plane to board at the end of spring break. It’s the easiest way for white people to invalidate experiences of oppression and avoid fraught debates about justice in America. But of course it’s about race—everything is. Our country was built on oppression, and race is everywhere, at every moment on my standard trip back to Harvard. The view from my airplane window is about race. Colonizers killed Indigenous people for...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' Chow trial keeps lid on SF 'pay to play' politics (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/25/2015 5:37:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/23/15 | Matier and Ross
    Chinatown crime boss Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow - the man at the heart of a federal corruption case that brought down former state Sen. Leland Yee and engulfed City Hall with allegations of 'pay to play' politics, took the center stage in U.S. District Court this week to deny the murder and racketeering charges against him. But anyone expecting his testimony to blow the roof of City Hall or cause Mayor Ed Lee further embarrassment would be sadly disappointed. The trial has largely boiled down to unpacking the nearly decade-old murder of businessman Allen Leung, and whether Chow - who...
  • Panic in Pittsburgh: Media Struggling to Ignore Black Mob Violence

    07/29/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Black people in Pittsburgh were feeling poorly about crime: Too many of them were in the news accused of killing, robbing, assaulting, jacking, shooting, stealing, rioting, breaking, burgling, harassing, intimidating, threatening, fighting, throwing, running, stoning, smoking, drinking, escaping, drugging, firing, and destroying. So in 2011, black leaders got together to do something about it: Not stop the crime. Just stop reporters from letting us know about it. Because it is a little-known fact of psychology that drawing attention to black crime actually causes more black crime -- which draws more attention, which creates more crime. And on and on until...
  • Man broke 19-year-old woman's jaw, hurled anti-Muslim remarks at her in Chinatown: cops

    07/15/2015 5:48:20 AM PDT · by csvset · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Joseph Stepansky
    A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman’s jaw was fractured by a man who hurled his fists and anti-Muslim remarks at her in Chinatown, cops said Tuesday. The woman was wearing “garb identifiable with the Muslim faith” and speaking to her brother in Urdu when the man accused the pair of talking about him at 10:40 p.m. Saturday on East Broadway, police said. “B---h, what you say, you racist motherf---er, you talking about me in your own language?” the 5-foot-10 black man wearing a dark baseball hat, T-shirt and pants said before yelling the slurs, spitting at and punching the woman, cops said.
  • Grandmother dies after being shoved to ground in Chinatown altercation

    07/10/2015 5:26:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2015 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A “Ghostbusters” cameraman helped police track down a woman who police said pushed a 72-year-old grandmother to the ground in Chinatown, leaving her with a fatal head injury. The attack took place about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Essex and Chauncy streets, where a scene from the remake of the hit movie was being shot. Tajanetta Downing, 24, of 
Jamaica Plain later told officers she was crossing the street when an elderly woman bumped into her, police said.
  • Anti-2nd Amendment gun smuggler, Democrat Leland Yee, headed to prison

    07/03/2015 7:18:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | Robert Laurie
    We’re glad this criminal is off the streets, but we’ll also be honest. We were hoping this one would go to trial because an anti-2nd Amendment Democrat who also happens to be an international gun-runner is just too much fun to pass up. Have fun in the slammer, Mr. Yee.
  • Ex-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in California

    07/01/2015 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 7-1-2015 | SUDHIN THANAWALA, ap
    <p>An ex-California state senator has pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown.</p> <p>Leland Yee entered the plea on Wednesday and could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in October.</p>
  • Nearly 100 Get Food Poisoning; (Philadelphia) Officials Won't Say From What

    03/27/2015 1:42:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/27/2015 | Associated Press
    A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated. Philly.com reported Friday ( http://bit.ly/1HQbZYs ) that dozens of lawyers and law students became sick after a Feb. 27 feast at Joy Tsin Lau in the city's Chinatown. Some said they were bedridden and others had to seek medical attention after becoming sick, but the owner said her restaurant didn't cause it.
  • LA Marathoners see epic Obama scandal "mile markers"

    03/16/2015 7:57:40 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 18 replies
    IJ Review ^ | March 16, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    The Los Angeles Marathon was held Sunday, starting at Dodger Stadium, winding through downtown LA and Hollywood, and finishing in Santa Monica. Part of the uniqueness of the course is the entertainment and spectacle along the route. Guerrilla street artist Sabo, added a little something extra for this year’s participants: street_19 Each of the sixteen posters copied the style of the marketing materials for the race. Here’s the logo from the race organizers: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.50.47 AM And here’s the slightly revised one that was on the bottom of each of the posters: Screen Shot 2015-03-16 at 10.51.53...
  • "Final Nail to the Coffin": Chinatown Businesses Struggle Over Oakland's New Minimum Wage

    03/17/2015 2:58:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Cheryl Hurd
    Some businesses in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood are feeling the effects from the city's new voter-approved minimum wage. The new $12.25, up from $9, went into effect on March 2 and was approved by 82 percent of voters. "With this minimum wage kicking in, it's the final nail to the coffin," said Carl Chan, a board member for the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. The new minimum wage forced owner of the Legendary Palace restaurant to close its doors on Feb. 26. Officials said four restaurants and six grocery stores have closed since January. Many business owners are blaming the 36 percent...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow denied bail by SF judge (Leland Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    06/11/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    (06-11) 14:24 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Friends, neighbors and a former fellow inmate of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow took turns testifying Wednesday that the onetime Chinatown gang leader had turned his life around and should be released on bail while fighting money-laundering charges. Describing the witnesses as sincere but not fully informed, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins refused to release Chow from jail, where he has been kept since his arrest in April. While Chow has engaged in "community activities of a positive nature" since his release from federal prison in 2003 after serving time for racketeering, federal prosecutors presented evidence...
  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...