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  • Gun Lies

    08/05/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | John Stossel
    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn't even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. But New York politicians are so eager to vilify gun ownership that they granted an exception to the anti-gun group States United to Prevent Gun Violence. New York allowed States United to set up a fake gun store, where cameras filmed potential gun customers being spoofed by an actor pretending to be a gun-seller. "This a nine-millimeter semi-automatic. It's a very handy gun. It's easy to use," he...
  • ‘Ferguson Uprising’ to Mark 1st Anniversary of Aug. 9, 2014

    08/05/2015 2:27:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Equal Voice News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jim Suhr and Jim Salter, The Associated Press & Equal Voice Staff
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned this weekend in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old by a White police officer, an event that galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Organizers are calling it the “Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend.” Plans announced last week include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. (Central) on Sunday from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church. The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap...
  • 'Relentless' Suspect Chases, Stabs Man to Death in Chula Vista

    08/05/2015 1:46:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Andie Adams and Dave Summers
    A 19-year-old suspect is accused of stalking, chasing and stabbing a man to death.A "relentless" suspect chased a man down a Chula Vista street and stabbed him to death, Chula Vista Police told NBC 7 Tuesday. At about 6 p.m., calls into 911 reported a fight in progress in the 2800 block of Cielo Circulo, part of the Eastlake Vistas area. "I was trying sleep and I heard someby running and screaming," said Alex Felix. Felix and other residents of the Casa Lago Condominium complex were startled during their evening routines by shouts outside their windows. Police said a 19-year-old...
  • Top Immigration Agency Touts ‘Path To Citizenship’ As Means For Blunting Homegrown Terror

    08/05/2015 12:11:00 AM PDT · by South40 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller (Yahoo) ^ | 4 AUG 2015 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it's working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants. The top U.S. immigration agency told a Senate subcommittee it’s working to blunt homegrown terrorism by marketing U.S. citizenship to immigrants. “In furtherance of DHS’s mission to safeguard the homeland, [United States Citizenship and Immigration Services] is committed to fostering integration and community cohesion,” the agency recently told the Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee in records obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • Editorial: The Donald wearing thin

    08/04/2015 11:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 5, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    One thing about Donald Trump, you don’t have to guess what he’s really thinking … if you can call it that. Republican-for-now presidential candidate Trump has set himself apart – and ahead in the polls – from the crowded field of GOP candidates with his candid tell-it-like-he-sees-it pronouncements, particularly regarding the hot-button issue of immigration – certainly a topic presidential contenders should address. There are an estimated more than 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and more than 451,000 deportation cases in U.S. immigration courts. After calling some Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, Trump has now proclaimed that all...
  • Pictures: Tomorrow’s Calais Migrants Make Landfall in Italy in Their Thousands as Crisis Rolls on

    08/04/2015 10:58:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Over 2,000 migrants have been ‘saved’ by the Italian coastguard over the past three days, just a fraction of the so-called ‘swarm’ presently migrating north through Europe. As illegals attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats to Europe were being rescued, yet more found themselves near the end of their perilous journeys just yards away from the British forward border at Calais, France. Despite significant deployments of riot police, security equipment, and sniffer dogs thousands of desperate attempts to break into the Calais port facilities are still made every night. Britain has deployed 100 new border force guards to...
  • Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes

    08/04/2015 10:32:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 9:23 PM EDT
    San Francisco’s mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco’s Chinatown said Tuesday. In a court filing, Curtis Briggs, an attorney for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, cites as the source of the FBI’s allegation documents turned over to him by the government as part of the process of mounting a defense for his client. Briggs is seeking to dismiss the indictment against Chow on the grounds that the government is selectively prosecuting him while letting other people caught in its probe go....
  • Tempers Flare As Huntington Park Appoints Undocumented Immigrants To City Commissions

    08/04/2015 10:15:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 14 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 4 AUG 2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it. Councilman Jhonny Pineda announced at Monday night’s city council meeting the appointment of two undocumented immigrants as commissioners, CBS2/KCAL9’s Kara Finnstrom reports. “You are out of order!” one woman in the crowd yelled at the councilmembers during the meeting. Some critics say Pineda, who joined the council in March, specifically picked Medina and Zatarain because they worked on his campaign. Others say they don’t believe undocumented immigrants should serve the government this way.
  • Woman tries to eat crack cocaine in front of drug agents

    08/04/2015 9:41:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    WALB via MOV ^ | 8/1/2015 | Christian McKinney
    DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - A woman wanted for theft tried to eat and swallow crack cocaine while being arrested by officers. Agents with the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit said Linda Blank, 48, encountered detectives on Cleveland Street near Dewey Avenue. ... As Blank was being arrested, agents discovered that she was attempting to chew up and swallow a small quantity of crack cocaine.
  • CRIME College Professor Accuses State Trooper of Racial Profiling —

    08/04/2015 8:31:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/4/15 | Liz Klimas
    Then Investigators Listened to the Dashcam Audio Minati Roychoudhuri was pulled over on Route 15 in Connecticut a few months ago and cited for an unsafe lane change. Roychoudhuri fought this infraction, saying that she was unfairly and racially profiled by the state trooper as evidenced by him asking her if she spoke English. Last week though, an internal investigation revealed this woman’s accusations were false, leading to a warrant for her arrest under a false statement charge. Roychoudhuri turned herself in on July 28. Minati Roychoudhuri was charged making a false statement after she accused a state trooper of...
  • Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners [Lawmakers!]

    08/03/2015 8:12:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    kcalnews ^ | August 03, 2015
    Huntington Park Councilman To Appoint 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners August 3, 2015 HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park may become the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA online producer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city...
  • FBI looking into the security of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail setup

    08/04/2015 6:41:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The FBI has begun looking into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private e-mail setup, contacting in the past week a Denver-based technology firm that helped manage the unusual system, according to two government officials. Also last week, the FBI contacted Clinton’s lawyer, David Ken­dall, with questions about the security of a thumb drive in his possession that contains copies of work e-mails Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. The FBI’s interest in Clinton’s e-mail system comes after the intelligence community’s inspector general referred the issue to the Justice Department in July. Intelligence officials expressed concern that...
  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...
  • "Abominable Evil": An African Perpective on Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 6:18:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 8/4/15 | Obianuju Ekeocha
    Don't get me wrong, I am proud of my cultural heritage which is indeed multi-faceted, rich and profound in many ways, but deep within the traditional practices of my ancestors were some really dark patches that hearing about them even at the tender age of 10 , I could classify these particular practices as primitive, inhumane, incompatible with civilized society. Thankfully, for almost a century now, there has been a new era ushered in with the heralds of the Gospel. For while the beautiful bulk of our cultural heritage has been preserved, my country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate...
  • Red Flags Of Corruption Over Huntington Park (California)

    08/04/2015 5:57:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Rule Of Law: Two aliens have been appointed city commissioners in California, an unprecedented institutionalization of illegal immigration. But contrary to reports, the public's mad and red flags of corruption are up. In a page-one headline, the Los Angeles Times hailed the appointment of illegal immigrants to two Huntington Park, Calif., civic commissions as a milestone that "charts a bold path for immigrants." It was booster journalism at its worst, gushing about illegals gaining participatory "rights" in U.S. public life that had supposedly been unjustly denied them. It also stood in stark contrast with the multiple local press reports —...
  • SB 350 — proposes 50-percent fuel cuts for Californians!

    08/04/2015 5:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Contra Costa Bee ^ | July 27, 2015
    Take notice if you drive to and from work each day in California. SB 350, known as the California Gas Restriction Act of 2015, (de León) requires a 50% reduction in petroleum, 50% increase in renewables for electricity generation, and a 50% increase in the energy efficiency of buildings by 2030. SB 350 will also grant the Air Resources Board significant authority to adopt regulations that will result in a 50% reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks by 2030. In short, unelected regulators will be able to limit how far you can drive, ration gas, increase costs, and...
  • Jeb Bush says he 'misspoke' about women’s health being overfunded

    08/04/2015 5:28:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he “misspoke” on Tuesday when he questioned the level of federal funding for women’s health services. “With regards to women’s health funding broadly, I misspoke, as there are countless community health centers, rural clinics, and other women’s health organizations that need to be fully funded. They provide critical services to all, but particularly low-income women who don’t have the access they need,” Bush said in a statement released by his campaign. Bush quickly came under fire on social media for his initial remarks about women’s health funding, with Hillary Clinton calling them “absolutely, unequivocally...
  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, sparking fight

    08/04/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/04/15
    MANSFIELD, Ohio — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said. The package was dropped July 29 at the Mansfield Correctional Institution, about 65 miles southwest of Cleveland. It contained almost a quarter of an ounce of heroin, over 2 ounces of marijuana and more than 5 ounces of tobacco, JoEllen Smith, a spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, told the Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1IDHjVN ). Smith said there have been other instances of drones breaching security and the agency is taking steps to increase...
  • Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

    08/04/2015 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2015 | AP
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV ( http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6 ) that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.
  • (Prime Minister) Sir Edward Heath Child Abuse Claims: 4 Police Forces Have Received Allegations

    08/04/2015 4:41:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/4 | Mikey Smith
    Detectives in London, Kent, Jersey and Wiltshire have received allegations of child abuse linked to the former Prime MinisterFour police forces now say they have received sex abuse allegations linked to Sir Edward Heath. The former Prime Minister has now been named in connection with inquiries carried out by detectives in London, Kent and Jersey. The dramatic revelations follow Wiltshire Police's appeal on Monday for potential victims and witnesses to come forward after the late politician became the most high-profile figure embroiled in historical child sex claims. It comes hours after the Mirror detailed claims that a 12-year-old boy...
  • Judge cited Paxton’s ‘high profile’ case as reason to discard towel for mugshot

    08/04/2015 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/3/15 | Julieta Chiquillo
    Update at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday: A judge cited “the high profile nature” of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s criminal case and his right to a fair trial as reasons to allow him to be photographed without a towel covering his clothes after his arrest, which is policy in Collin County. Paxton faces three felony charges regarding securities violations. District Judge George Gallagher of Tarrant County, who is presiding over Paxton’s case, issued a written order Monday asking Collin County Sheriff Terry Box to not use a towel for Paxton’s jail booking photo. A spokesman with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office had...
  • Assyrian Christian Woman Shares Story of Captivity by Islamic State

    08/04/2015 4:15:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Thursday, Jul. 30, 2015 | Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli
    In this interview with Al-Monitor, a Christian Assyrian woman recounts her experience of being kidnapped by Islamic State militants.They were kidnapped by the Islamic State on Feb. 23 in the governorate of Hasakah, Syria. A total of 253 Assyrian Christians, from 35 different villages along the Khabur River. A small group of 23 elderly individuals were released March 1, allegedly due to their age. Among the sources who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, the exact number of those initially abducted varies slightly. Since then, little more has been learned about the fate of those who are still...
  • New Planned Parenthood Transcript: Nurse Admits It’s ‘Fun’ To Dissect Fetuses

    08/04/2015 4:01:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/15 | Blake Neff
    The transcript accompanying the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video has an employee of the group admit she finds it “fun” to dissect fetuses for their organs and would “enjoy” the opportunity to do it on behalf of fetal tissue purchasers.The exchange isn’t included in the 15-minute edited video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), but is instead buried deep in the 119-page transcript accompanying it (a full-footage version of the video hasn’t been released yet). In the exchange, Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admits she and her co-worker would find it enjoyable...
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    08/04/2015 3:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28 | Dan Kedrney
    “Animal rights come before religion” Editor’s note: This story was published in error; it incorrectly suggested that Denmark’s ban is new. See correction appended Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.
  • Democratic governors focus on congressional redistricting

    08/04/2015 3:54:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2015 6:27 PM EDT | Alan Suderman
    The Democratic Governors Association is looking to give its members a greater say in drawing congressional boundaries during the 2020 redistricting process. The group announced Tuesday that Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock would lead fundraising and other efforts in a new initiative aimed at helping Democrats in 18 targeted states. McAuliffe, a major fundraiser who is close friends with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton, said the initiative “is about ensuring more Democratic governors can be at the table in 2020 to prevent the kind of far-right gerrymandering we saw in 2010.” …
  • Dark Money Floods into Hillary Super PAC Sources of Seven-Figure Contribution to pro-Clinton Groups

    08/04/2015 3:52:17 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2015 | Lachlan Markay
    Full Title:Dark Money Floods into Hillary Super PAC Sources of seven-figure contribution to pro-Clinton group are virtually untraceable A Democrat-aligned super PAC financed by a pair of dark money groups wrote a seven-figure check to Hillary Clinton’s super PAC in June, infusing a key pro-Clinton outfit with money whose sources are virtually untraceable. Fair Share Action (FSA) donated $1 million to pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action in late June, one of eight million-dollar contributions the pro-Clinton group has received so far this year from various sources. FSA also gave $5,000 to another pro-Clinton super PAC in April. The source...
  • Cornyn: No shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:51:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/4/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sought Tuesday to quash a growing speculation that Republicans would shut down the government over Planned Parenthood. "We're not going to go there," he said. "I wish there was some way to convince all of you guys that there will be no government shutdown." Cornyn's comments come after a group of House Republicans said they will not back a spending bill that doesn't also defund Planned Parenthood, sparking new talk of a potential shutdown. The administration said last week that President Obama would veto any spending bill that defunded the healthcare provider, but Cornyn downplayed that...
  • Ted Cruz: We Should Shut Down Government if Necessary to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/4/15 | Steven Ertelt
    Yesterday, Senate Democrats defeated an effort to revoke taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by filibustering the bill and preventing a vote on it. Republicans were unable to secure the 60 voted needed to invoke cloture and stop debate on the bill, allowing an up or down vote.The Senate voted 53-46 on the cloture motion — failing to get the 60 votes needed to stop the Democratic filibuster against the de-funding measure.Now, some Republicans are saying the House and Senate should look at the possibility of shutting down the federal government in order to de-fund Planned Parenthood. But...
  • McConnell Says No Shutdowns as September Agenda Takes Shape [Another brilliant tactic /s]

    08/04/2015 3:46:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/4/15 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Democrats are warning a new shutdown showdown looms in September, even as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated there wouldn’t be any government shutdowns on his watch. “Let me say it again: no more government shutdowns,” the Kentucky Republican said, when asked how he intended to adhere to his pledge made numerous times. “We have divided government. … At some point we’ll negotiate the way forward.” But Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said there have been no such discussions on the path forward for funding the government past Sept. 30, either with him or with President Barack Obama. And New...
  • 5 Killed in Fresh Adamawa Attack (Boko Haram)

    08/04/2015 3:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Pulse (Nigeria) ^ | 8/4 | 'Jola Sotubo
    The attack was confirmed by state lawmaker, Emmanuel Tsamdu, who said that residents of the area had been trained to repel further attacks.About five people have been killed in Adamawa State following an attack by terrorist sect, Boko Haram. The incident is said to have occurred on Sunday, August 2, 2015 in Kobachwa village in the Madagali area of the state. The attack was confirmed by state lawmaker, Emmanuel Tsamdu, who said that residents of the area had been trained to repel further attacks. “It is from these hideouts in the surrounding mountains which dots its landscape that the insurgents...
  • NEMO police officer arrested for threatening daughter with gun

    08/04/2015 3:45:15 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    wgem.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | WGEM Staff
    A part-time Kahoka, Missouri, police officer was arrested Sunday afternoon after threatening her daughter with a handgun, according to court documents. Michele D. Miller, 42, of Memphis, Missouri, is charged with misdemeanor domestic assault. She was released from jail after posting a $2,500 cash-only bond. Court documents state police were called to Miller's residence at 2:45 p.m. after being notified of a dispute with a gun involved. Miller's daughter, who Memphis Police Chief Bill Holland said was a teenager, told police that Miller had returned from a float trip Sunday and was upset that chores were not completed. She said...
  • Chris Christie vows GOP ‘not going to be backed into a corner’ in Planned Parenthood fight

    08/04/2015 3:39:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 8/4/15 | Jon Ward
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in the back seat of his state government SUV on Monday, being ferried between presidential campaign events, when he watched a video newly released by the campaign of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The two-minute video features Clinton speaking directly to the camera and charging that Republicans are conducting a “full-on assault on women’s health.” Clinton was responding to the push in Congress — supported by the GOP’s large field of presidential candidates — to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of an anti-abortion group’s release of undercover videos showing Planned...
  • Amy Schumer’s Gun-Control Push Could Backfire

    08/04/2015 2:47:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    It's understandable why people are celebrating the fact that Amy Schumer has, alongside her cousin, New York senator Chuck Schumer, signed onto an effort to enact expanded gun-control laws. Amy Schumer, after all, is a star reaching the peak of her fame, and many progressives have been frustrated at the complete lack of progress on this issue, with many states loosening gun-control laws in the wake of mass shootings rather than tightening them. It seems like a clear victory to have a pop-culture star on the side of vocal gun-control efforts. But there's also a very real chance it could...
  • Yahoo ads accidentally spewed malware

    08/04/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 at 1:43 PM | Andrea Peterson
    The attack started on July 28 and has now been resolved, according to the Times. A Yahoo spokesperson declined to comment to The Washington Post on how long the issue persisted, saying that the company's investigation is ongoing. The attack leveraged a bug in Adobe Flash -- a graphics program with a history of security problems that many developers have urged users to dump. The type of scheme used, known as "malvertising," takes advantage of the online advertising system that supports much of the Web: The bad guys buy up digital ad space, then use it to serve up malicious...
  • Archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims for $21 million

    08/04/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-4-15 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it will pay $21 million to compensate victims of childhood sexual abuse under a settlement agreement announced Tuesday — a deal that clears the way to ending its nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy. Of the 575 men and women who filed sex abuse claims in the bankruptcy, 330 would receive financial settlements of varying amounts, to be determined by an administrator appointed by the bankruptcy court. Federal law requires the settlement to be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It's also not known how many additional millions of dollars will go to pay fees of numerous attorneys...
  • Ex-Watervliet cop among 20 snared in massive drug case

    08/04/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 6 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Bob Gardinier, Kenneth C. Crowe II and Brendan J. Lyons
    TROY – An indictment unsealed in Rensselaer County Court Tuesday revealed a year-long undercover drug investigation that led to the arrest of 20 people, including including a former Watervliet police officer and numerous members of a Troy street gang. The investigation by the State Police and state Attorney General's office was first revealed last month when a Watervliet police officer, Nicholas Pontore, was questioned about his dealings with a suspected drug dealer, Donald Kodadar, who was affiliated with the "Young Gunnerz" street gang in Troy. Pontore, 29, resigned from his police job on June 18 when law enforcement officials said...
  • City at War: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops to quell unprecedented violence

    08/04/2015 12:23:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 08/04/2015 | By Colin Campbell
    Ten federal agents will join the Baltimore police homicide unit, commanders announced Sunday, after the city followed its deadliest month in decades with a night in which 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident. Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the addition of the special agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a "flipping of the script of sorts." "That's a bit unusual because local police departments — and Baltimore is no different — historically send detectives...
  • Rohnert park police ["Are you some kind of Constitutionalists?' Rohnert Park Cop pulls gun on guy]

    08/04/2015 12:22:26 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 263 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | RRryan 71187
    Citizen seems to notice a police officer driving around and around his neighborhood while he is working on his boat in his driveway. Police officer doesn't like being filmed by someone in his own yard and decides to stop and pull gun on him.
  • Louis Farrakhan Urges Black Community To "Rise Up And Kill Those Who Kill Us"

    08/04/2015 11:26:24 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 97 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/4/15 | Tyler Durden
    Follows an excerpt from his troubling sermon: I am looking for 10,000 in the midst of the millions, 10,000 fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny. Death is sweeter than to continue to live and bury our children while the white folks give the killer hamburgers. Death is sweeter than watching us slaughter each other to the joy of a 400-year old enemy. The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breaths of those whose...
  • #BLACKLIVESMATTER? O'REILLY HAS THE GUTS TO POINT THE FINGER WHERE IT BELONGS

    08/04/2015 11:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    When do black lives matter? When white people take them. That’s the theme of #BlackLivesMatter, a racist movement which claims to care about black lives, but actually helps take them by weakening the police officers who are the only thing standing between armed gang members and black urban residents. Bill O’Reilly’s willingness to take on #BlackLivesMatter’s greatest hypocrisy, its lack of concern for the victims of black crime as it not only ignores them, but enables their killers, is important. #BlackLivesMatter claims that police shootings are black genocide. The closest things to black genocide can be found in Planned Parenthood...
  • Why Baltimore house prices are plunging

    08/04/2015 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 4, 2015 | by Steve Goldsyein
    At a time when home prices nationally are, if anything, showing signs of being too strong, the picture in Baltimore is the opposite. According to CoreLogic, prices in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metro area were down 8% in the year ending June, the worst showing of the 100 biggest metro areas. Nationally, prices rose 6.5% in the 12 months ending June, CoreLogic says. What’s driven that is a huge rise in foreclosure sales. Foreclosures — known in the business as real estate owned — accounted for 52% of all transactions in Baltimore in May — dwarfing the national average in the low...
  • Your Secret Government at Work

    08/04/2015 10:04:14 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    Freep | 8/4/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    The book that was never supposed to be published, all library copies tracked down, retracted, the author forced to issue a heavily censored edition, that's all we have now, you can't see the original…Tragedy & Hope, by Bill Clinton's favorite Georgetown Prof., engineer turned historian Carrol Quigly…He talked about the fact that, early in the 20th century, (during the transition from Financial Capitalism, bankers screaming at kings & dictators, to Monopoly Capitalism, Henry Ford cutting out bankers by giving his workers raises they could use to buy Model T`s)…Early in the 20th century, expert managers became so powerful, that private...
  • ‘It was a twin’: New video shows dissection of 20-week baby for parts to sell at Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 9:38:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 127 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    HOUSTON, TX, August 4 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A Planned Parenthood official admits that abortionists sometimes provide “intact” babies' body for organ harvesting and experimentation, in the latest undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress. It also includes graphic footage of investigators seeing pristine organs extracted from a 20-week-old aborted baby. The director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, told undercover investigators that abortionists are willing to alter the abortion process to obtain the body parts researchers request, or to deliver a child essentially intact. “They can make it happen,” she said. “We bake that into our contract,...
  • 5th Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Official Selling “Fully Intact” Aborted Babies

    08/04/2015 9:35:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | August 4, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life advocates behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 5th video today that catches a Planned Parenthood official discussing how the abortion business sells “fully intact” aborted babies. The video, which follows Senate Democrats defeating a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die. [Snip] In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Farrell at the abortion-clinic...
  • Man throws chainsaws at deputy during East Texas chase

    08/04/2015 8:32:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    knoe.com ^ | 7-3-15 | unattributed
    Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chainsaws being tossed at an officer by the fleeing driver. Authorities say 27-year-old Richard Kay finally was caught after troopers shot out two of his tires and the radiator of his pickup truck. The chase where speeds reached 100 mph started late Sunday afternoon in Lufkin when police tried to pull Kay over for speeding. Police says that at one point he threw chainsaws, believed to have been stolen in...
  • Trump: Shut Down the Government to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 4, 2015
    The Republican Party's front- running presidential candidate wants congressional leaders to shut down the federal government in order to defund Planned Parenthood. Donald Trump said the Republican-led Congress should take the plunge, appearing Monday on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt's show, where Trump was told the “only way to get rid of Planned Parenthood money” is to “shut the government down” when money expires on Sept. 30. “Would you support that?” Hewitt asked. “I can tell you this: I would,” Trump responded. “If the Republicansstuck together, you could have done it with Obamacare also. But the Republicans decided not to...
  • State police search for suspect in shooting outside concert

    08/04/2015 7:48:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | 8/4/2015 | unknown
    State police with K-9 dogs are searching the woods for a person suspected of shooting two people outside a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey. The shooting happened late Monday outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, causing panic among the crowd attending a show by Big Sean and J. Cole.
  • California's Huntington Park Council Appoints 2 Undocumented Immigrants As Commissioners

    08/04/2015 7:40:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 08/04/2015
    HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA.com) — Huntington Park became the first city in California to appoint two undocumented immigrants as commissioners on city advisory boards, a lawmaker confirms. City Councilman Jhonny Pineda has picked Francisco Medina to join the health and education commission and Julian Zatarain for the parks and recreation commission. The 32-year-old lawmaker told CBSLA onlineproducer Deborah Meron that he promised voters while running for office that he would create more opportunities for undocumented residents. “Huntington Park is a city of opportunity and a city of hope for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status, race, creed, or in this case,...
  • Saudi king leaves France 'without paying €3.7m medical bills'

    08/04/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 14 replies
    The Week ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Gavin Mortimer
    One of France's best known doctors tweeted that the king 'could have paid his bill of €3.7m to the Paris hospitals. A polite gesture!'
  • Durango (CO) says it's not a sanctuary city

    08/04/2015 7:13:35 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 08.04.2015 | AP via KJTC8
    DURANGO, Colo.- The Durango City Council is hoping to clarify that Durango is not a sanctuary city and that it never has been, despite its listing on a website as a municipality that shelters undocumented immigrants. The Durango Herald reports the council will consider a resolution Tuesday to take an exact position on the issue.