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  • Anthea Butler: Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility...

    07/15/2018 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Anthea Butler
    Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent. Harsh? Not even. The unimaginative leaders of the Democratic Party — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez — have been playing nice and talking about the virtues of "civility," while the Republican Party has been accusing Democrats of backing Communism and supporting the violent street gang MS-13. (Trump has...
  • Maxine Waters on Trump: He doesn’t even know how to spell his wife’s name

    07/15/2018 1:12:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Joe Garofoli
    Rep. Maxine Waters continued her war of words with President Trump Saturday in Oakland, with the Los Angeles Democrat saying Trump was “embarrassing us every day” during his trip through Europe. “He’s over there supposedly meeting on NATO. He doesn’t know a darn thing about it,” Waters, a Los Angeles Democrat told a meeting of the California Democratic Party’s women’s caucus. “He doesn’t even understand what GDP is. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t even know how to spell his own wife’s name.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Waters has been critcized by Trump and by some of her fellow Democrats, including House...
  • L.A. sheriff watchdogs alarmed about new claims of secret deputy clique at Compton station

    07/13/2018 2:45:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    L A Times ^ | Jul 13, 2018 | 5:00 AM | By Maya Lau
    Some members of a Los Angeles County watchdog panel are calling on Sheriff Jim McDonnell to launch a thorough investigation into allegations of a secret society of deputies that brands its members with matching skull tattoos. The revelation this week that a deputy admitted to getting inked two years ago as part of a ritual within the Compton station has raised concerns that deputy cliques, long part of a controversial agency subculture, have persisted despite the department’s reform efforts. Hernán Vera, who serves on the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, said the deputy’s admission in a lawsuit over a fatal shooting...
  • Convicted child molester beaten to death days after arriving at California prison

    07/13/2018 2:28:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 67 replies
    TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE ^ | July 12, 2018 | TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
    KERN COUNTY, Calif. – A convicted child molester was killed by another inmate less than a week after arriving at a California prison, officials said. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it received Agustin Duran at the Wasco State Prison, about 30 miles northwest of Bakersfield, on July 2. The 66-year-old was sentenced to serve 55 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole after being convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old in Los Angeles County, according to the agency. On July 7, at around 7:20 p.m., 19-year-old Andres...
  • ‘She was going to retire soon.’ Postal carrier dies in truck in 117-degree heat wave

    07/12/2018 6:42:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 10, 2018 | DON SWEENEY
    Peggy Frank had worked as a carrier for the U.S Post Office for 28 years. At age 63, she’d started planning for her upcoming retirement, her family told KTLA. “Now she can’t,” Lynn Calkins, her sister, told the station. Frank died Friday after being found unresponsive in her mail truck on her route during a blistering Southern California heat wave. It was her first day back at work after months recuperating from a broken ankle, KTLA reported. Temperatures reached a high of 117 degrees that day in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles where Frank died delivering mail in...
  • L.A. County Children and Family Services Employee Charged With Distributing Child Porn

    07/11/2018 8:30:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7-10-18
    An employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been charged with distributing child pornography online, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday. Carlos Enrique Castillo, 54, faces five felony counts of distributing child pornography and one felony count of possession of over 600 images of child or youth pornography, according to the criminal complaint. Castillo pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.
  • West Hollywood to present Stormy Daniels with Key to the City

    05/22/2018 10:39:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 57 replies
    the hill ^ | 5-22-18 | Bowden
    The mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., will join city officials on Wednesday to present adult film star Stormy Daniels with a Key to the City and a City Proclamation, according to a media advisory. In the press release, city officials recognized Daniels for her "leadership in the #RESIST movement" and noted that the city has previously passed resolutions calling for articles of impeachment to be introduced against President Trump. Daniels, the release reads, has "proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation." The city will also...
  • Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Settled $500,000 Sexual Harassment Claim in 2016

    05/27/2018 10:49:17 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    breitbrat.com ^ | mey 27 2018 | Joel Pollak
    West Hollywood Mayor John Duran, who honored porn star Stormy Daniels last week for her role in leading the “resistance” to President Donald Trump, faced sexual harassment claims that led to the city paying out $500,000 on his behalf in 2016. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time: A former aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran who sued the city and his boss alleging sexual harassment and wrongful punishment is set to receive $500,000 after settling with both parties earlier this month, according to the agreement obtained by The Times. Under the terms of the settlement with...
  • Democratic candidate says Israel committing 'genocide'

    07/11/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/18
    A Democratic candidate for a seat in the California state assembly blames Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinians and has offered her support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Maria Estrada, a candidate for California’s District 63 representing the southeast suburbs of Los Angeles, garnered the second most votes, some 28 percent, in a top-two primary on June 5 for the November election. She will run against incumbent and fellow Democrat Anthony Rendon, who also serves as Speaker of the California State Assembly. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Rabbi Abraham Cooper and...
  • Pelosi slams Trump's 'despicable attacks' on Waters at rally

    07/05/2018 8:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump over his comments about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) during a rally on Thursday night. Trump at the campaign-style rally in Montana called Waters a “low-IQ individual,” a claim that he has repeated many times. He speculated her IQ is “somewhere in the mid-60s.” The average IQ is 85-114, and a mid-60s IQ indicates mental challenges....
  • Viral video of woman's arrest sparks anger,LAPD says she was involved in violent kidnapping<tr>

    07/04/2018 11:48:33 AM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 7/3/18 | JAMES QUEALLY
    Viral video of woman's arrest sparks anger, but LAPD says she was involved in violent kidnapping plotA viral video of several Los Angeles police officers training their firearms on an unarmed woman drew fierce criticism online Monday, but police and prosecutors said Tuesday that the footage actually depicted the arrest of one of three people involved in a violent plot to hold an actor for ransom. The video, taken early Monday near La Cienega Boulevard and Centinela Avenue, shows several police officers aiming their guns at a woman who has her hands in the air. As the woman walks backward...
  • Black female leaders criticize Pelosi, Schumer for 'failure to protect' Waters

    07/04/2018 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/04/18 | REBECCA MORIN
    Black female leaders and allies expressed their “deep disappointment“ with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for their “recent failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) “from unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP.“ “We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP,” the women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil‘ and ‘un-American.‘“ “In doing...
  • Maxine Waters ‘not afraid’ — then hides in SUV when confronted by reporter!

    07/02/2018 9:52:34 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies
    California Congresswoman Maxine Waters contends that death threats prevented her from attending engagements in Texas and Alabama this weekend, though they apparently didn’t keep her from a massive immigration rally in Los Angeles. Waters sounded off about President Trump, the country’s immigration policies and child separations in front of City Hall on Saturday, when thousands gathered to protest and waive signs with messages like “compassion has no borders,” “welcome to occupied Mexico,” and “They’re Kids,” among others. Waters had plenty to say at the event, specifically that she is “not afraid” of Trump and his supporters, though an altercation with...
  • LAPD arrests anti-Trump Los Angeles councilman among protesters to ICE entrance

    07/02/2018 6:57:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/2/2018 | Gregg Re
    The LAPD arrested a Democratic Los Angeles councilman on Monday after he and other demonstrators blocked the entrances to a downtown Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center for about an hour. Dramatic footage showed Mike Bonin, a fierce critic of President Trump, being led away in plastic zip-tie handcuffs shortly before noon, after police informed protesters they were engaged in an unlawful assembly. Images and videos posted to social media showed dozens of demonstrators waving signs and chanting slogans, with several blocking access to the detention center's driveways and entryways. Eighteen protesters were arrested in total, according to local...
  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole

    06/30/2018 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Lizavetta · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 29, 2018 | Melissa Etehad
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday refused to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision denying parole to former Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Leslie Van Houten. In his ruling, Judge William C. Ryan said there was “some evidence” to support Brown’s decision in refusing to release Leslie Van Houten, 68, who in 1971 was found guilty of taking part in the brutal killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in Los Angeles. If released, Ryan found that Van Houten “would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society.” Ryan said the brutal and terrorizing manner in which Van...
  • L.A. County Children and Family Services Employee Accused of Possessing Child Porn

    06/26/2018 7:49:42 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 2 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 6/20/2018 | ANTHONY KURZWEIL AND MARY BETH MCDADE
    A 54-year-old man who works as an adoption manager with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said Tuesday. Police arrived about 5 a.m. to raid Carlos Castillo’s Hollywood apartment, which he shares with his longtime partner, neighbors in the building told KTLA. Castillo was allegedly in possession of more than 600 images and videos of child pornography. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Herrera confirmed Castillo’s arrest Tuesday. A person who answered the phone at Castillo’s residence on Tuesday said he did not want to comment on...
  • Vanity - Establishment Republicans & Democrats continue their own political self-destruction.

    06/26/2018 5:27:05 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 3 replies
    Big primary day today folks. Lots of action across the board. My gut feeling tells me POTUS, Trump is going to have another good night this evening. So, Ladies and Gentlemen, get out and vote for your favorites, whomever they may be. Let me state that the Establishment Republicans and Democrats ain't cool and they ain't gonna make it. The seething hate, envy, evil, spiteful bunch of loonies these poor souls are not are not going to bring home the victory they seek. Those poor souls include Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush,...
  • Resist too far? Pelosi tries to tamp down progressives' public shaming of Trump officials

    06/26/2018 4:35:21 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 26 June 2028 | Sarah D. Wire
    The recent public shaming of Trump administration officials in restaurants has triggered an internal debate among Democrats over how far they should go in confronting the president and his policies. The boisterous protests against Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump advisor Stephen Miller as they dined in different Mexican restaurants, and the ejection of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders by the owner of a Virginia eatery, caused some Democrats to embrace the strategy as an effective way to rally supporters and hold officials responsible. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), a frequent critic of the administration, gave a...
  • What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

    06/25/2018 5:26:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jarrett Stepman
    In 1836, at the Young Men’s Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois, a 28-year-old lawyer named Abraham Lincoln delivered one of his finest addresses. Lincoln condemned the sharp increase of mobs in America, which had exploded in number as the debate over slavery and regional animosity intensified. “Accounts of outrages committed by mobs, form the every-day news of the times,” Lincoln said. Many of these mobs had turned violent and subverted the law. They were undermining free government. Calls for civility are sometimes vapid excuses to shut down political dissent. But what’s occurring now in America is not just heated debate at...
  • ["Stormy"] Daniels denied bid to restart Trump case

    06/20/2018 9:14:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | June 20, 2018 | Reuters
    A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a request by the adult film actress Stormy Daniels to restart her lawsuit there against US President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. US District Judge James Otero said the amount of media attention in the case was not a sufficient reason to reconsider the 90-day stay he had imposed in April. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a non-disclosure agreement under which Cohen paid her $US130,000 ($A176,000) not to discuss her alleged relationship with Trump in 2006 and 2007. "While it is undeniable that...