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  • Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying to Fix the Police — Fix the Ghetto”

    09/02/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM EDT | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.” […] “Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.” “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now...
  • Texas woman who organized McKinney pool party starts modeling career

    06/18/2015 9:50:16 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 41 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 4:22 PM | Melissa Chan
    The young Texas woman who organized the chaotic pool party that led to a McKinney cop resigning after he slammed a bikini-clad teen to the ground will get 15 more minutes of fame. Tatyana Rhodes has become a model to "turn the negative attention" surrounding the encounter that sparked national outrage into a "positive jumpstart" into her new career, she announced in a statement Wednesday "As a model, Tatyana is committed to using her exposure and fame to help bring about change in the community, as well as to show others you should never let negative events in your life...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Inconvenient Truth about Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown

    05/05/2015 6:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/05/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina. Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that...
  • Colorado company refuses service to 'colored people' in 'Mount Ghetto'

    A Colorado heating and cooling company was caught refusing to do business in a Denver neighborhood because residents there are "colored people" and "they don't pay their bills," according to an undercover investigation by Fox affiliate KDVR.
  • McDonald's Latest Sales Are Worse Than Expected

    03/09/2015 4:13:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9 March 15 | Staff
    McDonald's MCD +0.6% worldwide sales fell a more than expected 1.7% in February, marking nine consecutive months of declines. This comes a week after new CEO Steve Easterbrook assumed the top job. Easterbrook, who has said he considers himself an ‘internal activist,’ is faced with reviving the lagging sales that cost previous CEO Don Thompson his job. U.S. sales fell 4%, as the fast food giant continues to face heavy competition from fast casual chains like Chipotle and Panera. “Consumer needs and preferences have changed,” said the company in a statement. “McDonald’s current performance reflects the urgent need to evolve...
  • Washington Post: Dinesh D’Souza is so ‘ghetto’

    02/27/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/19/2015 | By Jonathan Capehart
    Dinesh D’Souza is a disgusting man. He shocked the conscience in November 2013 when he tweeted, “I am thankful this week when I remember that America is big enough and great enough to survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House!” Today, the vile right-winger added to his racist repertoire. YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE GHETTO…Watch this vulgar man show his stuff, while America cowers in embarrassment pic.twitter.com/C9yLG4QoOK — Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 18, 2015 D’Souza’s slam of the president caused gasps across the Twitterverse because “ghetto” has long been negatively synonymous with African American in popular culture...
  • What the Stats Really Say About Racially Motivated Cop Killings

    12/19/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    Larry Elder at Real Clear Politics breathes essential statistical insight into the ongoing fight over whether or not white cops have a predilection for shooting black men: In 2012, according to the CDC, 140 blacks were killed by police. That same year 386 whites were killed by police. Over the 13-year period from 1999 to 2011, the CDC reports that 2,151 whites were killed by cops — and 1,130 blacks were killed by cops.Police shootings, nationwide, are down dramatically from what they were 20 or 30 years ago. The CDC reported that in 1968, shootings by law enforcement — called...
  • Che Cafe at UCSD Must Close, Judge Rules ((Communist Icon Inspired Student Collective Evicted)

    10/21/2014 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 21, 2014 | BOB PONTING,
    Che Cafe at UCSD must close, judge rules SAN DIEGO — The student-run Che Cafe at UC San Diego will have to close its doors after a judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the university in its eviction lawsuit. UCSD filed suit after the student collective refused to vacate the 1940s- era building on campus. University officials said the building needs $700,000 in repairs to stay open. Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal ruled in favor of UCSD after a bench trial.
  • This cartoon is off the charts wrong, and then it got corrected...

    10/10/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 54 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • At 90, Jimmy Carter hammers away in Oak Cliff for Habitat for Humanity [Hurl to the Max]

    10/08/2014 10:21:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    Dallas Morning (Lies) News ^ | 08 October 2014 11:06 PM | ROY APPLETON
    The guy wearing the red bandanna didn’t mess around. Measuring, cutting and hammering away, he made sure the siding was just right for the new house in Oak Cliff. Nothing like having a seasoned leader on the job. Former President Jimmy Carter didn’t let a little heat and his age (90) get in the way Wednesday morning at the house on Exeter Avenue.
  • #Anonymous Releases Names, Address of Wife, Children of St. Louis County Police Chief

    08/13/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 245 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 13th, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday #Anonymous released the private information of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his wife and children. The group posted a link to the information in a tweet.
  • Hood Pranks - Funny or Deadly?

    A pencil-necked geek harasses thugs in the ghetto who in response gets beat up. This insane individual then does it again and again and again, despite how often and severe he gets beat up.
  • Obama Dismisses 'Haters'

    07/22/2014 12:38:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 21, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)During a town hall with young people, President Obama explained how he deals with people who criticize him. “I just don’t watch TV,” Obama joked, after he was asked about his critics during a town hall promoting the White House "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. Obama advised young people to listen to critics who actually had their interests at heart. “Who gives you constructive criticism because they’re invested in the same things you are but maybe can see the things you can’t, versus folks who are just -- what’d someone say -- hatin’? Somebody just hatin’, just haters?” Obama said. Obama...
  • Detroit Dissolving: "A Hurricane Without Water"

    05/30/2014 1:01:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    American Digest ^ | May 30, 2014 | Gerard Vanderleun
    Contrast and compare the years since 2009 in Detroit according to Google and Bing: [Photos]
  • Birmingham gang rap video glorifies cop-killing, police say: 'Thanks for showing us who you are'

    05/17/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 18 replies
    AL.COM ^ | May 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Friends of a 21-year-old man fatally shot by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy one week ago have recorded a video lashing out at police, and some law enforcement officers countywide are on a heightened alert. The three-minute video produced by BLACK DISTRICT is a tribute to Devante Kyshon "Red Man" Hinds, who died May 9 near Walmart and Milo's on Parkway East. Authorities said Hinds tried to run a deputy over with a car and then was shot to death by lawmen. Authorities said Hinds was involved with a heroin deal when he was shot. He was...
  • Cops: Off-duty sergeant fatally shoots teen during robbery (Chicago, video of incident)

    02/11/2014 11:00:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Jeremy Gorner
    A gun pointed at his gut, the off-duty sheriff's sergeant digs through his pockets with his left hand, fumbling for money, as the three robbers surround him at the Far South Side gas station. The sergeant is surer with his right hand, quickly drawing his own gun and firing point-blank. The gunman, 16, drops at his feet as the two others scatter, according to surveillance video that captured the robbery Monday night at a Citgo station at 103rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, across the street from Gately Stadium. The sergeant swings around at the fleeing robbers, then points the...
  • When did white trash become normal?

    11/04/2013 2:15:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 2, 2013 | Charlotte Hays
    Society crumbles when it takes cues from the underclass When Snooki, whose talents include getting sloppy drunk and throwing up on camera, made Barbara Walters’ “Ten Most Fascinating People” list a few years back, one could only ask: Was Octomom not available? Last year, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which features a cornucopia of social ills, was TLC’s highest-rated show, attracting more cable viewers than the Republican National Convention, which had the misfortune to share the time slot with the charmers from Georgia. The show’s matriarch, June Shannon, has four daughters by four men, one of whose names she can’t...
  • Bugged: Obama's Roach Problem

    09/14/2013 8:43:02 AM PDT · by shove_it · 62 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | 13 Sep 2013 | George E. Condon Jr.
    As in cockroaches. But vermin is nothing new in a building that is 213 years old--and roaches aren't the worst of it...
  • “Ghetto Tracker” was an app that helped you avoid dangerous slums. Now it’s gone.

    09/05/2013 11:56:14 AM PDT · by bigbob · 38 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 9-4-13 | Not Specified
    Ghetto Tracker” was the name of an application that exploded with controversy on its launch. So much controversy in fact that it’s already changed the name to “Good Part of Town” and apparently been taken down. The application was proposed for savvy consumers to avoid dangerous parts of town by showing which ones are ghetto, or unsafe. As a response to the public backlash the site has been removed with a picture stating that “It’s not worth the trouble.” The app reportedly didn’t even work properly. Critics had pointed out that the site listed areas such as Greenwich Village in...
  • Hot or Not? Rihanna Instagrams Her Gold AK-47 (Teeth) Grill

    08/07/2013 7:47:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Brent McCluskey
    Hot or Not? Rihanna Instagrams her gold AK-47 grill In a recent Instagram post, controversial pop-star, Rihanna, shows off her new, golden AK-47 grill. Her fan reviews are mixed. Some seem to love the new dental bling while others cast it off as just another attempt to maintain her “bad girl” image. What do you think?
  • Federal Judge Blocks Lawsuits Against Detroit’s Bankruptcy (Bankruptcy Moves Forward)

    07/24/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    NYDN ^ | July 24, 2013 | NYDN
    Federal judge blocks lawsuits against Detroit’s bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes stopped three lawsuits threatening to undo the city’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing. Detroit retirees had argued that the bankruptcy could dimish their pensions. DETROIT — A federal judge agreed with Detroit on Wednesday and stopped any lawsuits challenging the city's bankruptcy, declaring his courtroom the exclusive venue for legal action in the largest filing by a local government in U.S. history. The decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was a major victory for Detroit, especially after an Ingham County judge last week said that Gov. Rick Snyder ignored the...
  • Sat Upon by Ghetto Booty

    07/16/2013 7:00:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Moonbattery
    Doctors with black patients need to think twice before indulging in humor, as a Tennessee doctor recently learned: A Mid-South woman has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Health after she said the doctor she went to see for back pain gave her an insulting diagnosis. “He said ‘I know what the problem is. It’s ghetto booty,’” said 55-year-old Terry Ragland about what she was told by Dr. Timothy Sweo in April. “I think I blacked out after he said ghetto booty. I think my mind was just stuck on the phrase because I couldn’t believe he said...
  • Zimmerman Update Exclusive—Mid-Day 4—West’s Cross-Examination of Rachel Jeantel (Can't read!)

    06/27/2013 4:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 27, 2013 | Andrew Branca
    Hey folks, We’re trying something different for today’s mid-day update. Rather than write a bunch of text, I’ve imbedded below some of the more key tweets I’ve made over the course of the morning. (This has the benefit of giving me a few minutes to each some lunch.) Hopefully, the tweets below will give you a sense for how West’s cross-examination of Rachel Jeantel has gone so far this morning. We’ll have a detailed analysis, of course, in this evening’s end-of-day wrap-up post. Enjoy, and be sure to check back in to our live coverage page at 1:14PM (EST), here:...
  • Bronx 'Ghetto' Tours Stop Amid Residents' Outrage

    05/24/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, May 23, 2013 | VERENA DOBNIK
    <p>NEW YORK — A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.</p> <p>Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.</p>
  • Detroit Gets The Destination Nod Over Chicago

    04/09/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | April 9, 2013 | CBS Detroit
    Detroit Gets The Destination Nod Over Chicago DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit is better than Chicago!! That’s according to at least one travel writer, who has compiled a list of over-rated destinations and suggested alternatives. While Michiganders can give you a plethora of choices in the state that are select and unique it’s always nice to get a nob from outsiders. Among the reasons David Landsel tells travelers to try the Motor City over the Windy City? World-class architecture, a great music scene, and cheaper and better beer. • Typical Detroit neighborhood • Community activists in Chicago promote "peace"
  • (FAIL) What Futurists in 1988 Imagined Los Angeles Would Be Like in 2013

    03/16/2013 5:47:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 16, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    What futurists in 1988 imagined Los Angeles would be like in 2013 With the year 2013 a quarter of a century away, the Los Angeles Times in 1988 asked 30 futurists and other experts what they thought life in their city would look like in 2013. They may have overshot the sophistication of our robots, but many of those predictions for 2013 have come true—or at least come close. Reporter Nicole Yorkin wrote the futurism pieces for the April 3, 1988 issue of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, compiling the information from her various interviews. The articles include illustrations by...
  • Government Steering Americans Toward a Tele-Work, Tele-Shop, Mass-Transit Future

    03/15/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 15, 2013 | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration envisions a “low-carbon, low-petroleum” future where Americans tele-work, tele-shop, walk, bike and use carpools or mass transit if they must leave the neighborhood at all. A study released Friday says the U.S. has the potential to reduce petroleum use and pollution in the transportation sector by more than 80 percent by 2050. In other words, gasoline-powered cars may go the way of the dinosaur, and many Americans may end up living in planned, mixed-use, “walkable” neighborhoods, built along mass transit lines. … Higher densities (more people living in the same area in smaller homes), a mix of...
  • Dystopia - Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop Promoted in Oakland Mayor's Newsletter

    03/04/2013 7:23:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    ABC 30 ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | KFSN-TV Fresno, CA
    Oakland Residents Upset Over Lockpicking Workshop OAKLAND, Calif. -- City leaders in Oakland have been getting some angry e-mails lately from some of the people they serve. Mayor Jean Quan is the major target after her newsletter appears to promote a class designed to teach people how to pick a lock. In a city with a crime problem, it's easy to see why they're not happy. The name of the class appears among 40 others in the catalog for the upcoming "Workshop Weekend" in Oakland, right alongside things like "robot building." It's a 3-hour class called "Introduction to Lockpicking" and...
  • The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

    03/02/2013 9:42:07 AM PST · by mnehring · 58 replies
    THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe. The researchers have cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, during Hitler’s reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.
  • (Obamaville ... Livin' the "Dream") Police Hunt for Women After Brawl at Social Services ...

    01/25/2013 9:33:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 January 2013 | Daily Mail
    Police hunt for women after brawl at social services is caught on tape Police are on the hunt for four women who were caught on video in a massive brawl that broke out on line at a social services offices earlier this week in East St. Louis, Illinois. According to witnesses, the fight started over a disagreement between several women in line. In the video, you can see four women pushing, shoving and fists flying before security managed to separate the women. The women left before police arrived. But East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says that doesn't mean...
  • Black Reality TV and the Rebirth of Fool

    01/12/2013 9:42:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Root ^ | January 12, 2013 | Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.
    It's official. Reality-television executives have lost their minds. The reality-TV shows featuring mostly black casts debuting in 2013 are setting back images of black folks in television at least 60 years. While critics are obsessed with the controversial film Django Unchained, there is a movement taking place in reality television that has elevated black buffoonery to the highest level possible while diminishing black culture to the lowest level in recent memory. The images of blacks on TLC's reality shows Best Funeral Ever and The Sisterhood and Oxygen's All My Babies' Mamas are appalling. They are also reminiscent more of images...
  • (Bastard Nation) Oxygen TV Mum About Proposed Show Involving Rapper with 11 Children from 10 Women

    01/07/2013 3:26:06 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | January 7, 2013 | KSPR 33
    Oxygen mum about show on proposed show involving rapper with 11 children from 10 women PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oxygen cable television executives aren't talking, as negative attention grows about its proposed program featuring a musician who has fathered 11 children with ten different mothers. The Parents Television Council on Monday asked Oxygen to shelve "All My Babies' Mamas" before it ever gets on the air, calling it "grotesquely irresponsible and exploitive." The group follows a New York author, Sabrina Lamb, who has launched a petition drive against the show that she said has more than 20,000 signatures. Oxygen executives...
  • (ObamaNation) Police: Woman Tried to Buy iPads with Food Stamp Card

    01/02/2013 1:53:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    RTV 6 (ABC) ^ | 12/20/2012 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    Police: Woman tried to buy iPads with food stamp card • Tracy Browning taken into custody LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police say a Kentucky woman was arrested after she tried to buy iPads with her food stamp card. Tracy Browning, of Louisville, KY, attempted to buy two iPads at Walmart with her Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the card was declined, police said Browning grabbed the items, ran from the store and assaulted a store clerk on her way out of the store.
  • Jews Outraged by Hitler Statue in Warsaw Ghetto

    12/29/2012 9:35:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/2012, 10:30 PM | Elad Benari
    An artist has caused huge controversy after placing a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the Daily Mail reports. Some Jewish groups have expressed fury at the decision to install the provocative artwork in the area where thousands of Jews were forced to live during the rule of the Nazi regime. In total, around 300,000 Jews from the Ghetto died or were sent to their death in concentration camps. The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, entitled “HIM”, has attracted a large number of visitors since its installation last month, reported the Daily...
  • Obama Zombies on Twitter Threaten to Riot if BHO Loses His Re-election Bid

    10/09/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 149 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    New civility: Obama supporters threaten to riot if Romney wins; Update: Deleted tweets (Note: Below are some samples of the Tweets posted by Obama supporters, reported and re-posted on the Twitchy site. Link over to Twitchy to read the rest.) If Romney wins I'm Starting a Riot....Who's WIT ME??? — Facey!™ (@daboifacey) October 08, 2012 Is this what Obama meant when he called for a “more civil” tone in U.S. politics? I Hope The USA Is Well Aware That If In The Event This Character Romney Wins The Election, The People Will Start A Country Wide Riot! #Power— John Kramer...
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...
  • 'Zombie Apocalypse' To Hit Detroit? Zombie Theme Park Hopes To Breathe New Life To (Dead) City

    07/03/2012 3:24:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    IBTraveler ^ | July 3, 2012 | Amanda Remling:
    'Zombie Apocalypse' To Hit Detroit? Zombie Theme Park Hopes To Breathe New Life To City You may soon be able to pay for an afternoon of fear. Entrepreneur Mark Siwak is hoping to build a "zombie apocalypse" horror theme park in Detroit. Years of population decline has left parts of the city of Detroit rundown and abandoned, but Siwak is hoping to breathe new life into the urban landscape -- by bringing in the dead. According to the Huffington Post, the entrepreneur's idea is to build Z World, a live-action zombie theme park right in an abandoned Detroit neighborhood. Theme...
  • Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker (Evokes Imagery of Slavery & Prison Chain Gangs)

    06/18/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker Critics are fit to be tied over footwear giant Adidas' latest sneakers, which feature what looks like shackles attached to them. The JS Roundhouse Mids, which are due to be released in August, were previewed on the Adidas Originals Facebook page in a photo posted on June 14. Although the German company insists the design has nothing to do with slavery, its own promotional material isn't likely to quell criticism. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” reads a tagline posted beneath the picture. Many users left comments...
  • LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row (Well, Duh!)

    06/04/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code for hazardous conditions on Skid Row, including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found. The notice of violation stems from an extensive Health Department inspection last month of the 10-block area of downtown Los Angeles that houses the nation's densest population of homeless people, most of them mentally ill and substance abusers. Health officials ordered the...
  • Wild weekend: party on the Beach, police shooting on mainland

    05/27/2012 7:45:36 AM PDT · by SteelToe · 88 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 26, 2012 | DAVID SMILEY, LUISA YANEZ AND JULIE K. BROWN
    The scene in South Florida was surreal Saturday. On one side of the MacArthur Causeway, the side where police had braced for trouble, scantily clad men and women poured beer and testosterone into the streets, cafes and clubs, while thumping to the loud, restless beats of South Beach. Meanwhile, on the mainland side of the causeway, allegedly the quiet side this weekend, a naked man was shot to death by police after he was found chewing on another man’s face. Under the hot sun Saturday in South Beach, long before the nighttime partying began, revelers took videos, posed for photographs...
  • DC Elamentry School To Hold Trayvon Martin Day (Barf Barf)

    05/25/2012 8:34:16 AM PDT · by geege · 32 replies
    A D.C. elementary school has declared Friday “Trayvon Martin Day.”
  • Is the Woodward Loop hurting Pontiac's downtown?

    03/03/2012 6:24:40 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 21 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 3-3-2012 | Shaun Byron
    It’s been called the Woodward Loop and Wide Track Drive. It’s also been cited as the reason for downtown Pontiac’s struggle to survive, circling traffic around local merchants and restaurants. Oakland County planners are trying to figure out ways to attract traffic into downtown Pontiac, rather than have traffic diverted around the downtown district. The public is invited to attend a meeting with local government officials, planners, residents and business owners to discuss how to fix what many argue has become a barrier for the neighborhoods and surrounding communities. Funding for the effort was through a $300,000 Sustainable Communities Challenge...
  • (Bastard Nation) Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms

    02/18/2012 12:59:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    NYT NEWS SERVICE (Via San Diego U-T) ^ | Feb. 18, 2012 | JASON DEPARLE & SABRINA TAVERNISE
    Most Births Among Those Under 30 Are To Unwed Moms It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: More than half of births to U.S. women younger than 30 occur outside marriage. Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the past two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree, according to Child Trends,...
  • Microsoft Patents ‘Avoid Ghetto’ Feature For GPS Devices (biased title,story different)

    01/06/2012 4:51:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    seattle.cbslocal.com ^ | 1-6-12 | See-BS Seattle
    Microsoft has been granted a patent for its “avoid ghetto” feature for GPS devices. A GPS device is used to find shortcuts and avoid traffic, but Microsoft’s patent states that a route can be plotted for pedestrians to avoid an “unsafe neighborhood or being in an open area that is subject to harsh temperatures.” Created for mobile phones, the technology uses the latest crime statistics and weather data and includes them when calculating a route.
  • Housing vouchers a golden ticket to pricey suburbs

    06/26/2011 1:24:04 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 83 replies
    CHARLOTTE — It was clear that Liza Jackson’s luck had changed when she drove her pearl-white Dodge sedan, the one with the huge pink plastic eyelashes over the headlights, into Pinebrook, an eight-year-old subdivision where residents tend to notice cars with huge pink eyelashes. “There goes the neighborhood,” one homeowner said when she heard that her potential new neighbor had a federal housing voucher known as a Section 8.
  • Britons shot in Florida killed as part of 'gang initiation'

    04/18/2011 9:56:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 18 Apr 2011 | Paul Thompson, in Florida and Nick Britten
    Two British friends shot dead on a crime-ridden American housing estate were ambushed and murdered, possibly as part of a gang initiation. James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were in Florida when they were killed at 3am in a gangland area rarely visited by tourists. They apparently accepted a lift from someone they met in a bar, thinking they were being driven home. A 16 year-old, named locally as Shawn Tyson, was charged with their murder. It emerged yesterday that he was freed by a judge last week despite being arrested over an armed robbery. The bodies of Mr...
  • Florida murders: Britons 'forced at gunpoint to go to run-down housing estate'

    04/22/2011 7:21:12 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 81 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4-22-2011 | james cooper
    Police investigating the murder of two British tourists in Florida believe they were ordered at gunpoint into a run-down housing estate where they were robbed before being shot dead.
  • Susya Residents Confront Army: 'You've Put Us in a Ghetto'

    04/13/2011 2:23:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/11 | Aryeh Ben Hayim and Gil Ronen
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    03/08/2011 6:16:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 230 replies
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