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  • Snow comes to L.A., with powder in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood

    02/21/2019 3:31:38 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 21, 2019 | Hannah Fry
    Xazier Bias walked out of the Whole Food Market in Pasadena and saw another woman looking to the ground puzzled at the white stuff covering the sidewalk. The woman wasn’t sure exactly what she was looking at. But Bias, who is originally from the East Coast, quickly set her straight. It was snow. “People didn’t know what it was,” Bias said. “I was like, no, this is snow.” It was that kind of day in some parts of Southern California, which saw snow level plunge to extremely low levels, creating a winter wonderland, at least for a minutes. Snow fell...
  • Jussie Smollett was convicted of providing false information to law enforcement in 2007

    02/19/2019 6:11:27 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2019 | Victor Morton
    The actor suspected of faking a hate crime against himself has a criminal record — for providing false information to authorities. NBC News reported Tuesday that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded no contest to several charges in 2007 in Los Angeles, one of which was providing false information to authorities. Citing a Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman, NBC reported that Mr. Smollett was sentenced to two years probation in the case, which also included a DUI count and a charge of driving without a license. The city attorney’s office confirmed the convictions to NBC News, though there was no immediate...
  • Smollett gave police false information in 2007 case

    02/20/2019 7:25:12 AM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/20/2019 | Associated Press
    A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence. The misdemeanor complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in September 2007 says that Smollett gave the name of his brother, Jake Smollett, when he was asked by an officer. He also signed a false name on the promise to appear in court. Smollett also was later charged with false impersonation, driving under the influence and driving without a valid license. Court records...
  • Jussie Smollett Was Charged With And CONVICTED Of Lying To Police

    02/20/2019 8:41:40 AM PST · by montag813 · 25 replies
    24News | 02-20-2019 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes In the wake of the exposure of actor Jussie Smollett's race-baiting hoax, it has now been revealed that Smollett has lied to the police before -- and been convicted of it.And every thinking American is asking: why didn't the media report this before? The year was 2007 and Smollett was pulled over for a DUI in Los Angeles, NBC Philadelphia reported.The actor of the hit Fox show Empire, before the height of his fame, decided to lie to police and gave cops his younger brother’s name.Smollett was charged with false impersonation, driving under the influence and driving without...
  • Gay mayor accused of sexual harassment as #MeToo reckoning comes to West Hollywood

    02/17/2019 4:58:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 2/16/2019 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    For years, Mayor John Duran has been a public avatar for West Hollywood’s cheekily sexual culture. From the City Council dais, he joked about wearing gold lamé underwear and announced a public forum on anal cancer named Booty Call to Action. But he was also accused by another councilman of looking for sex on the dating app Grindr during public meetings. Even after the city paid $500,000 in 2016 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Duran’s former council deputy—whom Duran hired after meeting on Grindr and having sex with him—Duran was reelected. For many, it seemed West Hollywood...
  • Waters Welcoming Repubs to Take to the Streets for Impeachment Protests This Weekend

    02/17/2019 9:15:15 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/17/2019 | Judi McLeod
    Obviously spurred on by the high number of Republicans who said they’d vote against President Donald Trump’s call for a National Emergency on the border wall, Waters wants Republicans to take to the streets hoping that anarchy can force the Impeachment of the beleaguered president.
  • Maxine Waters Blames Trump For Attack On 'Empire' Actor: He's "Emboldening" People

    02/15/2019 1:26:46 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 76 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | Jan 30, 2019 YES Jan 30th For Those in Rio Linda that's 16 days ago | Posted By Ian Schwartz
    REP. MAXINE WATERS (D-CA): I know Jussie. I love him. His family’s a friend of mine. I know his sisters, I know his mom, and I called already to Jazz, one of the sisters, to talk to her about what’s happening, about what’s going on... I’m pleased that he’s doing okay. But we have to understand this is happening for a reason. Why all of a sudden do we have people unable to study while black, unable to mow a lawn while black, unable to have picnic while black, and being attacked? It’s coming from the president of the United...
  • YouTube Personality Shot While Filming Video Outside Los Angeles Synagogue; Security Guard Arrested

    02/14/2019 10:29:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    KTLA ^ | February 14, 2019 | Nouran Salahieh and Kacey Montoya,
    "This afternoon an individual was filming our girls at the school and the building perimeter extensively windows and exits," the school's principal said. "This caused anxiety to staff and students." Perez said she was filming the architecture of the building when the security guard started threatening her. The case was still under investigation. Perez was not accused of a crime.
  • Los Angeles passes law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose NRA ties

    02/12/2019 5:15:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/19 | Brett Samuels
    The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to pass a law that requires companies seeking contracts with the city to disclose any ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Los Angeles Times reported that council member Mitch O'Farrell crafted the ordinance in response to the wave of mass shootings in the U.S. The councilman described the NRA as a "roadblock" to gun law reforms. The measure passed on Tuesday with a 14-0 vote. Attorneys for the NRA have threatened to sue over the ordinance, the Times reported. One lawyer for the organization told the news outlet that the...
  • Duke U. Player Corey Maggette Identified Along With Justin Fairfax As Raping Meredith Wilson

    02/12/2019 7:59:08 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 63 replies
    CBS Sports & The New York Times ^ | February 12, 2019 | Matt Norlander & Kyle Boone
    Meredith Watson, who has also accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, said she was also raped by a Duke basketball player in 1999 that she didn't identify, according to USA Today. Monday, the [New York] Times reported Watson had told friends in the past that she was raped by Corey Maggette and that [Duke university] officials did not pursue the claim despite Watson allegedly reporting the incident to a dean at the university. Maggette, a Los Angeles Clippers analyst for Fox Sports West, did not appear in an originally planned broadcast on Monday. It was announced on...
  • Maxine Waters to Donald Trump: We're Going To Get Your Tax Returns

    02/11/2019 6:31:30 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 73 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/11/2019 | Tim Hains
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters vowed Saturday to get President Trump's tax returns an "find out" what he is hiding. "I’m not backing down from this fight," Waters said at a Martin Luther King event in Missouri on Saturday. "I’m not backing down from the fact that we have contributed so much to this democracy. We have sent our men and our women to war, who fought for this country and came home and didn’t have a place to live." "They didn’t have a job, but they saluted the American flag, and they fought for this country. And you think I’m...
  • Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall

    02/10/2019 6:10:12 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 20 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 8, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop Medieval Diseases With a Medieval Wall How the legalization of illegal migration and homelessness is leading to a new wave of disease outbreaks. February 8, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.  The media recently reported that Los Angeles County’s ongoing typhus epidemic had infected Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood.  "Who gets typhus? It's a medieval disease that's caused by trash,” she wondered. Greenwood is partially correct. The typhus outbreak, like the hepatitis outbreak, was directly caused by social...
  • WATCH: Don Lemon: More Women Should Run For President Because...

    02/10/2019 2:15:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Scroll down for video at link. On Friday, TMZ caught up with CNN's Don Lemon at Los Angeles International Airport. The tabloid decided to ask Lemon about the scandal going on in Virginia with Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook photo where he wore black face. The reporter asked Lemon if he thought women would be better political leaders because of their backgrounds being "less sketchy." The CNN anchor laughed and agreed. “Women are the smartest of the sexes and they always have been," Lemon said. “We would be a whole lot better off if women were running things — more things...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Tears Into ‘Pretend President’ Trump

    02/10/2019 8:07:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2019 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus took several swipes at President Donald Trump and his agenda on Friday during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles. “I am a patriot and I am very unhappy with our current political situation. And this, by the way, has nothing to do with Veep, this is me talking right now,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus told the crowd, speaking about her hit HBO comedy series. Telling the audience that she’s “not a fan” or the current president, Dreyfus said, “I have no idea who I am going to support in 2020 except to say that it...
  • Civil Rights Activists Call on 'Django Unchained' Actress to Apologize to LAPD

    09/21/2014 6:36:45 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11:04 AM PST 09/20/2014 | Ryan Gajewski
    Several advocates are changing their stance on Daniele Watts' incendiary Facebook post: "It's like crying wolf" Civil rights leaders who initially defended Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts in her dispute with the Los Angeles Police Department are now calling on her to apologize. Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable president Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Project Islamic Hope president Najee Ali and other activists held a press conference Friday, telling reporters that they now have doubts about Watts' side of the story. "I was one that was very outspoken about it," Hutchinson said about having come to Watts' defense when her story first...
  • Pictures emerge of Django Unchained actress straddling and grinding her boyfriend in his car...

    09/17/2014 8:24:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    DilayMailUK ^ | 17 September 2014 | Annabel Grossman and Michael Zennie
    The Django Unchained actress who claimed she was harassed by LAPD officers who unfairly arrested her when she was making out with her boyfriend appears to have been doing a lot more than just kissing. Pictures obtained by TMZ show Daniele Watts straddling her boyfriend Brian James Lucas in his car while the couple steady themselves with their hands on the car sunroof. Eyewitness accounts suggest that Watts was grinding on top of her boyfriend with her shirt pulled up and her breasts exposed. An eyewitness who saw the couple as he worked in a nearby office told TMZ that...
  • Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her

    09/14/2014 2:51:14 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 121 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2014 | Jill Reilly
    A Django Unchained actress is claiming she was 'handcuffed and detained' by police after being mistaken for a prostitute as she kissed her white husband. Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film, posted the news on her Facebook page on 2 September and said her arm was cut when she was handcuffed. Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas claim that they were kissing on a Hollywood street when police were called and they were asked to show their ID card to which Watts refused.
  • 'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop (race card)

    09/15/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/2014 | CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts said Monday in an interview on CNN's "New Day." Police responded to a citizen complaint that "a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes" outside the gate of CBS Studio Center on...
  • ‘Django Unchained’ Actress Has Sex In Public – Cries Racism When Cops Ask Her To Stop (Video)

    09/16/2014 4:38:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-15-2014 | Mara Zebest
    "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts cried out as a victim of racism this week after she was caught having sex in public. The usual Liberal media bought her story attacking the police as racists. Daniele Watts claimed she had been profiled (by police) for "kissing" her white boyfriend.THERE'S ONLY ONE PROBLEM... The facts of Daniele Watts' story don't add up.The police didn't approach Daniele because she was "kissing" her boyfriend. The police were responding to multiple complaints from locals that Daniele was having lewd sex in broad daylight for everyone to see in a car — with the car door...
  • Actress Daniele Watts handcuffed for failing to show ID to police

    09/14/2014 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    At first glance, this story doesn’t look like the sort of thing which would normally catch our attention, but it really does tie in to broader issues currently under discussion nationally in terms of race relations and how the police interact with those they serve and protect. Out on the left coast, quite close to the liberal Ground Zero of Hollywood, actress Daniele Watts ran into some trouble this week. (You may remember Watts from her appearance in Django Unchained among other roles.) As Reason tells the tale, she was outdoors, hanging out with her husband and talking on the...