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  • NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

    03/21/2018 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5 NY ^ | Mar 21 2018 11:53AM EDT
    If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it. “My bill is very simple: no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20). His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren’t thrilled at the idea. …
  • Oust California Teacher and Councilman Who Called Military ‘Dumbsh*ts’

    01/30/2018 12:13:23 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/30/18 | Katy Grimes
    Why is this teacher still in the classroom? Who thinks his behavior is okay? Why do parents allow these lousy teachers to treat students and their families with this disrespect? And how do parents address partisan teachers who ignore the subject matter I’m just a Navy mom of a United States Naval Academy graduate who is currently a Navy special ops officer, and has had two long Middle East deployments. I wasn’t going to weigh in on the liberal California councilman and public school teacher who told his students “military are ‘dumbsh*ts” and “lowest of our low.” That is, until...
  • Military-bashing California teacher pulled from classroom, city council duties pending investigation

    01/30/2018 11:22:39 AM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    The Southern California teacher facing a firestorm after he was recorded by a student bashing the military in a profane classroom rant has been placed on administrative leave and removed from all assignments he'd be given as a city councilman. Gregory Salcido, the El Rancho High School teacher and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, will not be able to enter the classroom while school officials conduct an investigation into the recording, the Whittier Daily News reported late Monday. “One thing we are telling people for sure is that the commitment of the board and the superintendent and the staff is...
  • California teacher slams military members as 'lowest of the low' in classroom rant caught on video

    01/28/2018 7:35:40 PM PST · by Sergio · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/28/2018 | Unknown
    A video in which a Southern California high school teacher is heard slamming members of the military as “the frickin’ lowest of the low” in a classroom rant to students has gone viral. El Rancho High history teacher Gregory Salcido -- who also serves as an elected Pico Rivera city councilman and was once mayor -- even goes so far as to refer to those who are in the military overseas as failed students who had no choice but to serve, "Fox & Friends" reported Sunday. “Think about the people you know who are over there,” Salcido is heard saying....
  • Texas Councilman Forgets To Turn Off Microphone While Using Bathroom (video)

    05/04/2015 12:03:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies ^ | 5/04/15 | ??
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (CBS Houston) — It was a scene straight out of “The Naked Gun.” Rachael Jonrowe, mayor pro tem for Georgetown, Texas, was speaking during a council meeting about deadly infectious diseases when everyone in the room could hear someone going to the bathroom.
  • [Calif.] Walnut Creek councilman works to repeal smoking rules, prevent plastic bag ban

    10/31/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    Contra Costa Times | ^ | 10/31/2013 | Elisabeth Nardi
    WALNUT CREEK -- Citing his oath to uphold the Constitution, Councilman Justin Wedel says Walnut Creek voters, not elected leaders, should decide where people can smoke and whether shoppers can choose paper or plastic. Wedel aims to get two initiatives on the June ballot -- one that would repeal a portion of the city's recently adopted secondhand-smoke ordinance and another to prevent a ban on plastic shopping bags in Walnut Creek. "This is not a smoking or plastic bag issue; this is a government-intrusion-into-our-daily-lives issue," said Wedel, elected to his first term in 2012. "I swore an oath to protect...
  • San Jose councilman proposes banning sodas

    08/23/2013 11:23:30 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 26 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/23/2013 | John Woolfolk
    SAN JOSE -- Want a Coke at the San Jose Library? A root beer for the kids at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo? Maybe some whole milk for the little one? Forget it! That stuff makes you fat. A San Jose councilman wants the city to stop providing sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events to promote healthier diets. "We cannot stop the obesity epidemic," City Councilman Ash Kalra said in his proposal. "But as the city of San Jose, we can do our part by being socially responsible and accountable for the products we make available...
  • Washington city councilman walks out on council meeting because of citizen with CCW

    01/25/2013 7:12:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 65 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | 1/22/2013 | Anonymous
    During a city council meeting in Oak Harbor, WA a veteran who served in, Afghanistan speaks spontaneously in favor of the 2nd Amendment and causes a liberal whiner on the council to get up and leave when he is not allowed to violate his oath of office.
  • CA: OC Councilman Carlos Bustamante Charged with Sex Crimes

    07/03/2012 9:51:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 7/3/12 | KTLA News
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante has gone from a rising political star to a felony sexual assault suspect. The Orange County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday will detail the criminal charges it plans to file against Bustamante. The 47-year-old councilman was arrested around 4:15 p.m. Monday, right before a regularly scheduled Santa Ana City Council meeting. Bustamante faces multiple felony charges, including stalking, false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery. ... Bustamante was elected to the City Council in November of 2004. The charges against him may stem from his time as the director of...
  • Another D.C. Political Corruption Scandal Swept Under The Rug

    07/29/2011 1:40:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 29, 2011
    In the most recent of numerous scandals to rock the District of Columbia’s famously corrupt government, a councilman charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for youth programs has been let off the hook by the city’s attorney general and won’t be federally charged because the area’s U.S. attorney is a college fraternity brother.It marks the latest in a never-ending tale of the crooked officials who run D.C. and seldom face consequences. In this case D.C. Councilman Harry Thomas, who has represented Ward 5 since 2007, “diverted” more than $300,000 in public funds intended for children’s sports and...
  • L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon's staff ordered to appear before grand jury (legal residence or No?)

    07/05/2010 7:27:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/5/10 | David Zahniser
    Six employees of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon have been ordered to appear before a grand jury this week, six months after prosecutors obtained search warrants to determine whether the councilman has been living at his legal residence. Alarcon said Monday that his chief of staff, Saeed Ali, and five other workers in his office have received subpoenas instructing them to testify on Wednesday. Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's office received permission in January to search two homes owned by Alarcon's wife, Flora Montes de Oca -- one on Nordhoff Street in Panorama City, the other on Sheldon Street in...
  • Herriman councilman resigns after criminal charge is filed

    05/09/2010 7:04:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies · 458+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 6, 2010 | Amelia Nielson-Stowell
    HERRIMAN — Herriman City Councilman Milton "Mick" Shannon resigned Thursday after criminal charges were filed against him in 3rd District Court. The 61-year-old co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network will appear in a West Jordan courtroom Friday to face a charge of criminal mischief, a second-degree felony. On Feb. 11, a Herriman man confronted Shannon about slashing the tires on his truck and trailer and scratching all four sides of his truck. Shannon replied, "That's what you get for (expletive deleted) my wife and (expletive deleted) with my family," according to the charges. Karen Shannon said her husband accused her...
  • Herriman councilman resigns after charges filed [Romney Supporter]

    05/07/2010 10:02:54 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies · 483+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 7, 2010 | Katie Drake
    Herriman councilman Milton "Mick" Shannon, co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network charity, resigned Thursday after being charged with felony criminal mischief. Shannon was been charged in 3rd District Court in West Jordan with criminal mischief, a second-degree felony, for intentionally destroying property on Feb. 10. Court documents say Shannon slashed tires and scratched the body of a vehicle belonging to a man he believed was having an affair with his ex-wife. Shannon said Thursday that the charges are an attempt to defame him, but did not say by whom. He said he is in the midst of divorce proceedings. He...
  • Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Henderson Councilman Kirk and Bob Mersereau

    05/28/2009 11:25:40 PM PDT · by SteveWsanson · 1 replies · 333+ views
    Veterans In Politics ^ | May 28, 2009 | Steve Sanson
    Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces Henderson Councilman Kirk and Bob Mersereau LIVE on May 30: Bob Mersereau President of Local Chapter of the National Chamber of Commerce and former US Marine: Steve Kirk Henderson City Councilman and Candidate for Henderson Mayor: "Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International and hosted by Steve Sanson and Co-Hosted by Ronda Baldwin Kennedy. The "Veterans In Politics" show is live every Saturday 2:05 PM Pacific Time you can call in and speak to the guest or/and hosts at (702) 309-6690. Watch the Veterans In...
  • NYC councilman charged with assaulting girlfriend

    12/20/2008 6:42:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,061+ views
    ap on ^ | 12/20/08 | Adam Goldman - ap
    A New York City councilman accused of intentionally slashing his girlfriend in the face with a broken glass called it an "unfortunate accident" on Saturday. "I have been charged with offenses that I did not commit and am not capable of committing," Hiram Monserrate, a Democratic councilman and state senator-elect, said in a statement a day after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. Monserrate got into an argument with girlfriend Karla Giraldo, 30, early Friday at his Queens house, according to a criminal complaint. Giraldo said Monserrate broke a glass in his hand and cut her face with it,...
  • Councilman Arrested for Peeing on Crowd

    11/09/2008 2:12:28 PM PST · by General Mosby · 67 replies · 386+ views
    NBC ^ | 11/09/08
    A Jersey City councilman has reportedly been arrested for urinating on a crowd of concertgoers from the balcony of a Washington D.C. nightclub.
  • Warren city councilman holds suspect at gunpoint

    09/04/2008 11:32:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 110+ views
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 3 September, 2008 | cbaus
    The Warren Tribune-Chronicle is reporting that a Warren city councilman held a bloody trespasser at gunpoint outside his home late Saturday night until Warren and Howland police arrived. From the story: Bob Dean, D-at large, said he was getting ready to go to a party Saturday night when he noticed someone near the shed in his back yard at 4110 Sunnybrook Drive S.E. at 11:43 p.m. Thinking it might be connected to the rash of shed break-ins in the city, Dean said he grabbed his gun, for which he has a conceal carry permit, "and told him in graphic language...
  • CA: Former Gardena councilman charged in molestation investigation

    03/14/2008 9:37:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 441+ views
    A Gardena city councilman who resigned earlier this week has been charged with child molestation, authorities said. Oscar Medrano Jr. was charged with eight counts of lewd act upon a child under 14, one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 and three counts of lewd act upon a child 14 or 15 years old, Deputy District Attorney Beatriz Dieringer said in a statement. Prosecutors alleged the victim was molested on a regular basis beginning when she was in elementary school up until age 14. The last count relates to an incident when the victim was 15...
  • NYC: NYC councilman proposes limiting fast food (Holy HotDogStand, BatMan, What next?)

    06/21/2006 5:29:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 479+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/21/06 | AP
    NEW YORK - In a town where you can get a slice of pizza or a hot dog on nearly every block, one city councilman wants to limit the number of fast food restaurants as a way to fight obesity. Councilman Joel Rivera, health committee chairman, said at a hearing Wednesday he was exploring the idea of using zoning laws to prevent fast food joints from taking over city streets. More than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese. "You're not going to totally eliminate fast food restaurants, but you could limit the amount," Rivera said after the...
  • CA: Ex-Councilman Gets 5 Years' Probation - Martin Ludlow, SEIU labor leader

    06/06/2006 9:53:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 726+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/6/06 | Patrick McGreevy
    A federal judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow on Monday to five years' probation and 2,000 hours of community service, and ordered him to return $36,400 diverted from a school employees union to his 2003 election campaign. The sentence by U.S. District Judge Manuel Real followed Ludlow's recent guilty plea to a charge of conspiring to embezzle union funds. In hopes of avoiding jail, Ludlow agreed to cooperate with authorities in the federal prosecution of Janett Humphries, the former head of Service Employees International Union Local 99, who is accused of working with Ludlow to divert the...