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  • Trump Reversal of Obama School Discipline Policy Harms Minorities [semi-satire]

    01/19/2019 9:54:46 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    The Trump Administration’s intention to eliminate the “racially balanced” regulations promulgated by former President Obama’s “Dear Colleague Letter” was condemned by former Obama Administration Sec. of Education Arne Duncan who called it harmful to minorities. “The whole point of President Obama’s approach was to equalize the stigma of school disciplinary actions so that each racial grouping was proportionately represented in the punishments meted out,” Duncan said. “The previous policy articulated by former Reagan Administration official Clarence Thomas in 1981 merely directed that whatever disciplinary procedures a school had must be applied without racial bias. This led to minorities being disproportionately...
  • Is a Serial-Killer Gang Murdering Young Men Across the U.S.? (Drudgereport)

    01/19/2019 7:27:51 AM PST · by cba123 · 35 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01.18.19 4:57 AM ET | NICOLE WEISENSEE EGAN
    Dozens of college-age men dead from ‘accidental’ drownings—but a team of retired detectives say the boys were drugged and killed by a shadowy gang with a sinister symbol. -- On the evening of Dec. 15, 2016, Dakota James called his friend Shelley in a panic. He was cold, disoriented, and scared out of his mind, wandering the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, trying to find someone—anyone—who would help him. “I don’t know where I am,” he told her, sobbing. “I’m so cold. Please help me. I’m lost.” Shelley didn’t hesitate. “I’m thinking, ‘Did he get mugged? Did he get beat up?...
  • Educating Illegal Aliens and Their Children Costs L.A. Schools Hundreds of Millions Per Year

    01/19/2019 7:50:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JAN. 18, 2019 2:21 | Joel B. Pollak
    Steven A. Camarota, director of research, at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News on Friday that “between one-fifth and one-fourth of the students in LAUSD are the children of illegal immigrants — though most of those were born in the U.S.” He said that a smaller percentage of the students (“in the single digits”) are illegal immigrants themselves. With roughly 700,000 students in the district, at a cost of over $13,000 per student, that means the district could be spending about $1.8 billion annually on educating the children of illegal immigrants. The total annual expenses for the LAUSD...
  • The Scourge of Human Trafficking Cries out for another Appomattox

    01/18/2019 2:50:51 PM PST · by tjd1454 · 33 replies
    Project Real News ^ | January 18, 2019 | Timothy J. Dailey
    The bloodiest war that the United States ever fought did not take place on a foreign battlefield, but raged on American soil, as brother took up arms against brother over the issue of slavery. The war began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861, and ended in the Spring of 1865, when Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. The modest brick structure standing forlornly in a field in central Virginia belies the magnitude of the human tragedy, with an estimated 620,000 killed – almost as many as...
  • Protect Dreamers and build the wall, and we can all win

    01/18/2019 6:50:08 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 45 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/17/2019 | Editorial
    'the president would agree to a sweeping deal to protect young people who were brought to this country without authorization at ages when they had no say over what happened to them.'
  • Church shooting in Texas

    01/17/2019 6:07:33 PM PST · by old-ager · 29 replies
    KMOV TV St. Louis ^ | Jan. 17, 2019 | KMOV TV St. Louis
    Church shooting in Texas. I guess the congregation wasn't properly armed. No other info.
  • Pa state police arrest 41 in nearly $1 million kickback scheme

    01/17/2019 10:55:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 17, 2019
    MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police have arrested 41 people accused of stealing nearly $1 million from a Delaware County nonprofit through an overtime rigging and kickback scheme. Police said Wednesday four supervisors with the Elwyn Organization are facing felony theft charges. The supervisors have been identified as 40-year-old Tyloneous Wilson, 34-year-old Karriemah Williams, 36-year-old Lakiea Gay, and 28-year-old Terrance Chatman. Police say the supervisors would edit employees' time sheets to show overtime but not require them to work. The employees would then split the extra pay with supervisors in return.
  • [I've gone to the Dark Side] Walls are Immoral, Don't Work, and Separate Families!

    01/14/2019 3:58:02 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 16 replies
    Vanity/Self ^ | 01/14/2019 | Vanity
    I had an epiphany (or is "epilepsy" the word I want?) Schumer & Pelosi are right! Not just border walls. All over the US, there are federal, state & county facilities with walls & guards that heartlessly separate men from their families. These walls clearly do NOT work! For when these prisons were built, we were promised they would deter crime. And have you noticed any lessening of crime? No way! It's gotten WORSE. Clearly, these walls are total failures. And walls tear apart innocent families. How many young boys & girls are kept apart from their fathers by these...
  • Look at the Data: Why Trump’s Insistence on a Wall Is the Right Choice for Public Safety

    01/14/2019 8:19:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    The federal government partial shutdown drags on as politicians can’t agree on what to do with illegal aliens.   Trump wants a wall to keep out “illegal immigrants … bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime,” but Democrats say that a wall is immoral and unnecessary. The media usually describe illegal aliens in glowing terms.  Many are undoubtedly good people, but new data I have obtained show that illegal aliens as a group are not very law-abiding.  The existing research is fatally flawed.  Most studies just examine all immigrants as a monolithic group, rather than separately studying legal and illegal...
  • A Wave of Violent Daytime Killings Has Puerto Rico on Edge

    01/14/2019 6:14:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2019 | Alejandra Rosa and Frances Robles
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Liz G. Rodríguez Quińonez grew up schooled in being able to throw her body to the floor in the middle of the night, in the event that stray bullets from a nearby shootout came crashing through her window. But it was only this past fall when Ms. Rodríguez, who operates a food truck in a town just east of the Puerto Rican capital, experienced her first murder: Standing by the stove in her truck one morning in September, she heard a series of pops, then screaming, and realized that the man who was the intended...
  • Murders Committed by Illegals Called "Bearable" [semi-satire]

    01/12/2019 7:22:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    At a press conference this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) defended her unbending opposition to increased border security by asserting that "the crimes committed by some of those illegally entering the United States are not sufficient justification for implementing stricter enforcement at the border. The murders of innocent Americans by foreigners are regrettable, but bearable." "We are a large and populous nation," the Speaker pointed out. "We have plenty of room for persons who want to come live in America. The number of our citizens killed or harmed by individuals coming across our border without formal permission is only...
  • 'Serial predator': L.A. writer has been sounding alarm on Democratic donor for over a year

    01/11/2019 7:12:43 PM PST · by NRx · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 01-11-2019 | Tim Fitzsimons
    When authorities in Los Angeles found Timothy Dean dead in the apartment of Ed Buck, a Democratic activist and campaign donor, early Monday morning, Jasmyne Cannick was not surprised. Just six months ago, Cannick had posted a warning on Twitter that something like this might happen. “If another young, Black gay man overdoses or worse dies at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s apartment it’s going to be the fault of the sheriff’s dept and L.A. District Atty for not stopping him when they had the opportunity to,” Cannick wrote on Twitter in late July. In July 2017, Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old...
  • Jayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County sheriff says. 13 year old missing since Oct

    01/10/2019 8:30:22 PM PST · by UB355 · 31 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/10/2019 | E Kwas
    Missing teen Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody, the Barron County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday night. Jayme vanished early Oct. 15 when sheriff’s deputies, responding to a 911 call, found the door to her family’s home near Barron kicked in. Her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot to death, but Jayme was missing. She had not been seen or heard from since.
  • (Tennessee) Judge gets national attention for KKK statement

    01/10/2019 7:06:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 8, 2019 | Carley Gordon
    He's made Newsweek and USA today. One of the headlines read, "Tennessee judge goes on tirade about crime among black men being 'more effective' than KKK." Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton was on the bench talking to murder suspect Vincent Merriweather when he said, "I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young, black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men and doing a much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing." "My initial reaction was, he was on point," said Jimmie Garland,...
  • Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

    01/09/2019 6:10:58 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 09, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman, Rachel del Guidice, and Fred Lucas
    This is an EXCERPT.SECURITYANALYSIS Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech ...1. “All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans.” According to U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, black Americans are disproportionately affected by illegal immigration. “Black males are more likely to experience competition from illegal immigrants,” Kirsanow said in a 2017 interview with The Daily Signal. “What happens is you eliminate the rungs on the ladder because a sizable number of black men don’t have access to entry-level jobs,”...
  • Howie Carr: Dems flip-flop on border security

    01/08/2019 2:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Howie Carr
    As much as they hate to admit it now, national Democrats were against illegal immigration before they were for it. All quotes guaranteed verbatim: Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter...
  • GAO: CRIMINAL ALIEN STATISTICS: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs (2011)

    01/08/2019 2:04:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    GAO Government Accountibilty Office ^ | 2011 | GAO Government Accountibily Office
    Facts for the Fact Checkers: GAO: CRIMINAL ALIEN STATISTICS: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs (2011)
  • WSJ: Gun Ownership on Rise in Europe After Terror Attacks, Sexual Assaults

    01/08/2019 10:26:11 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | Victoria Freidman
    Personal weapons ownership is on the rise in Europe in response to mass sexual assaults and radical Islamic terror attacks, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey found that a rise in personal firearms ownership on the continent represents only 10 per cent of the 32 percent global rise in the decade to 2017, the WSJ remarks that “Europe’s shift has been rapid”. The Times of London notes that Finland, Austria, Norway, Germany, and France are now in the top 25 nations in the world for civilian gun ownership, with France having 12.7 million weapons...
  • Man Arrested in String of Burglaries in Malibu Creek State Park Area Is Charged With Killing Camper

    01/07/2019 3:48:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj
    A man who is already in custody in connection with a string of burglaries in the Malibu Creek State Park area has now been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a father who was camping in the park in late June and other shootings, authorities announced Monday. Anthony Rauda, 42, was charged with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office officials said. Rauda allegedly opened fire on campers and motorists in incidents dating back to November 2016. On June 22, Rauda is accused of...
  • ESCAPE FROM PORTLAND: Unarmed cops, an 18% murder rise, and vigilante justice

    01/07/2019 10:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/07/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    It was a big year in Portland where the murder rate rose 18.6%. That was the perfect time for Portland’s progressive politburo to spend over $1 million on unarmed cops armed only with pepper spray. There was a little bit of excitement when it was learned that their 200 hours of training would include “Taser Orientation” suggesting that they might be allowed to carry tasers. But Mayor Wheeler’s office explained that the weaponless cops weren’t being trained to use tasers, but “how to avoid being tased”. Portlanders aren’t waiting for officers to show up and shout, “Don’t tase me, bro”....