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  • (Vanity) Just How Far to the Left is Van Jones?

    Became a Communist in the aftermath of the 1992 "Rodney King riots" in Los Angeles Founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 1996 Was active in the anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International ANSWER Suspected that the Bush administration "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" Served as a board member of the Rainforest Action Network and Free Press In March 2009, President Barack Obama named Jones to be his so-called “green jobs czar.” Has been a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress
  • Police force is planning to let Muslim officers wear full BURKAS

    09/09/2016 6:15:17 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/9/2016 | Abe Hawken
    One of the largest police force's in the UK is considering letting Muslim officers wear burkas in an attempt to boost diversity. West Midlands Police has said it will discuss letting the traditional Islamic dress - which covers the entirety of a woman's face and body - to become part of Muslim female officers' uniform. At a recent meeting, Chief Constable David Thompson, said he would consider employing staff who wear a burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.
  • Don’t tell me; “I saw the 3 minute video” and “the lady really was sawed in half”

    01/14/2015 8:40:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/14/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is an expression in police work: “If you weren’t there you don’t know what happened.” Cops know you need all available information to make a good judgment. When a cop sees a lady “sawed in half” on a stage he/she understands that what is being presented is a carefully crafted illusion. They understand that seeing a brief video, even one that was “shown on television thousands of times” doesn’t necessarily provide proof of what happened. The Rodney King case brought acquittals for the police when the first jury saw all of the available video; but a conviction when the...
  • Have We learned Nothing in the 23 Years Since the Rodney King Riots?

    08/20/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Barr
    It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the bloody “Rodney King” riots ripped through Los Angeles. In the years since those horrific events in 1991, police departments across the country have been faced with numerous racially-charged altercations – including many involving police shootings of civilian suspects. During that same time, American taxpayers at all levels of government have seen hundreds of billions of their dollars spent to improve law enforcement training, procedures, and equipment. But, have we learned anything? If what is unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri following the August 9th fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael...
  • Unveiled: Constitution for New Socialist North America

    11/18/2010 7:55:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2010 | Fergus Hodgson
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has announced a "Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America," and members say they are planning for a "revolution" against capitalism, with violence if necessary. The "present capitalist-imperialist system" should be replaced with a "radically new economic system," they say. Carl Dix, a founding member and spokesman, believes that the federal government bailouts, under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, are just one instance where they propped up what he calls the "capitalist class." His party is "building a revolution" and under the proposed constitution all "natural resources...
  • While Looting In L.A., They Found Romance (wonderful love story from the past)

    05/30/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    chicago trib ^ | orig 1992
    Dear Ann Landers: On April 30 of this year, the L.A. riots were in full swing. I was with a couple of friends, and we got carried away with all the excitement. One guy suggested that we join the rest of the crowd and loot a Korean dry cleaners. The scene was incredible. There were about 20 people grabbing as much stuff as they could before the store was set on fire. That`s when I saw this great leather coat hanging not two yards from me. I went to grab it, and at the very same moment ``Wanda`` reached for...
  • How Richard Nixon and Rodney King Changed my Party Loyalty

    10/19/2013 10:35:41 PM PDT · by lee martell · 53 replies
    October 20 2013 | Lee Martell
    I grew up in a blue collar, Democratic family. We have been Democratic on both sides of the family, at least since the beginning of the 20th century. I never questioned what decisions my party representatives made as a very young man, say 18 years old. I presumed (wrongly) that these elected officials would always do what was right. I also accepted as indisputable fact that , well of course the Republicans were always, always in the wrong. The republicans were greedy and 'keeping us down'. You can imagine my surprise when, as a college freshman in 1975, I heard...
  • NYC Democrats Call For DoJ Investigation Of George Zimmerman

    07/15/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies ^ | July 15, 2013
    NEW YORK (TRNS) – Members of New York City’s Democratic congressional delegation gathered outside Lower Manhattan’s Federal District Courthouse Monday to back a potential Department of Justice civil rights investigation of George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. A report published last week by the Miami Herald revealed FBI investigators found little proof Zimmerman was driven by racism in Martin’s shooting, the legislators assembled Monday insisted his motives be subject to greater scrutiny. “We respect the jury’s verdict, but the state prosecutorial chapter has now been closed, and a new federal chapter has been opened.” said...
  • City prepared for Rodney King-like riots after Zimmerman verdict

    07/09/2013 1:45:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 07/09/2013
    The city of Sanford, Fla. is bracing for reaction to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, including preparing for riots the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Rodney King verdict was announced in 1992. The city has spent months preparing for what may develop after the jury verdict is announced, and pastors and members of the clergy are even lending a hand to keep tensions from escalating out of control. According to a report from CNN’s David Mattingly, local pastors have been sitting in the courtroom observing the trial, and the Sanford Police Department has sent officers...
  • Whistleblower Lawyer: ARB´s Gen Pickering ´Became Physically Ill´ At The Thought of Dealing

    05/05/2013 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/13 | Debra Heine
    When the Accountability Review Board’s report on Benghazi came out, last December, John Bolton noted that the State Dept. was basically investigating itself, and suggested that their assertions might not hold up to scrutiny. It looks like the ARB´s findings are indeed not holding up to scrutiny. The report is being savaged by the attorneys who are representing material witnesses who they say were ignored by the ARB. (Snip) Toensing told Geraldo that “the things that her client will be saying will be contradictory to what the administration’s scenario was.” Di Genova promised that “what will come out of the
  • KDKA Exclusive: Second Police Incident Caught On Camera

    03/20/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A video shows Eddie Lojak this past Saturday — his nose is broken, he has a concussion, a broken rib, chipped teeth, stitches across his face and a chunk of skin ripped from his tongue. Those injuries happened after a morning of drinking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and ended with a run-in with Pittsburgh Police.Cops came up behind me and shoved me down as hard as he could,” Lojak said. “Face first onto the pavement and then they all jumped on me.” That’s where the cell phone video picks up the incident. It shows a police...
  • How Rodney King spawned Christopher Dorner

    02/14/2013 1:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 13, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    The Los Angeles Police Department ceased to be an active force for justice on March 4, 1991, when George Holliday turned over his amateur video of Rodney King’s arrest to the Los Angeles TV station KTLA. With tape in hand, the media began what the late Christopher Dorner might call a surge of “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” against the LAPD and police departments everywhere. As in the Trayvon Martin case, the media edited and presented the tape to reinforce its favorite template: evil white racists oppress innocent minority. I say “asymmetrical” because in the King case, unlike the Martin case,...
  • Jewish Man Beaten By NYPD Files Civil Rights Suit

    01/23/2013 2:24:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Ehud Halevy, the 21-year-old Jewish man from Brooklyn whose beating by New York police officers was caught on videotape, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officers responsible for the attack. Halevy filed the lawsuit against officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese on Jan. 22 in Brooklyn federal court, accusing them of attacking him at a Jewish youth center in Crown Heights. The surveillance video from October showed one of the officers punching Halevy repeatedly in the head, while another officer struck Halevy with a baton for over two minutes. The officers, who were responding to an emergency phone...
  • Police: Coroner rules Rodney King death was accidental drowning, drugs in system

    08/23/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 23, 1012 | unattributed
    Toxicology tests showed that King had a blood-alcohol level of .06 and amounts of PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system, the captain said. “Mr. King was in a state of drug- and alcohol-induced delirium at the time of the terminal event and either fell or jumped into the swimming pool,” DeAnda said. “Obviously, the effects of the drugs and alcohol combined precipitated some kind of cardiac arrhythmia, thus incapacitated Mr. King, and he was unable to save himself.”
  • Rodney King funeral set for Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery

    06/30/2012 8:07:11 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 17 replies
    89.3 KPPC ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Steven Cuevas
    A public memorial for Rodney King will be held Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. King died two weeks ago of what police believe was an accidental drowning at his home in Rialto. King’s family, friends and a host of civil rights leaders and celebrities are expected to attend the service, which is being held in an auditorium on the grounds of Forest Lawn. The King family set up a bank fund to help pay for the funeral, which could exceed $20,000. “Rodney King’s three daughters will be there, also his mom Odessa, his sister Ratasha, and...
  • Rodney King's Family: We Need HELP with Funeral Costs

    06/25/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Justaham · 76 replies ^ | 6/25/12
    Rodney King was not a wealthy man when he died ... and now his family is asking the public for donations so they can pay for a proper burial for the infamous LAPD beating victim. Despite the fact King scored a $3.8 million settlement from the City of L.A. after the 1992 incident, King's family tells TMZ ... there is basically no money left over to pay for his funeral costs, which are expected to run north of $22k. The family has now issued a statement, through their rep, Kali Bowyer, asking people to contribute to a memorial fund established...
  • Rodney King's brother stunned by his unexpected death

    06/18/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | 7:35 pm
    As authorities continue to probe the cause of Rodney King's death, family members said they are struggling with their sudden loss. Rodney King’s youngest brother, Zhan Paul King, on Monday said his family is dealing with the loss “the best that we can." He urged people to ignore rumors or innuendo and instead focus on his brother’s life of perseverance. “We appreciate all the support we’ve had over the years, and we’re going to need that support now," he said. The family still is making funeral arrangements, though nothing has been finalized, he said. Officials will not have a final...
  • Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home

    06/18/2012 3:12:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | 1:42 pm
    Police confiscated marijuana plants as well as a wood-handled pitchfork and hoe into evidence from the home of Rodney King as officials try to determine how he died. Officials said there were no “outward signs” of alcohol or drug use that may have caused King to fall into the pool Sunday morning. Investigators are looking into reports by a next-door neighbor who said she heard the 47-year-old King in his backyard sobbing uncontrollably shortly before a splash. King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, called 911 at 5:25 a.m. after finding King at the bottom of the pool. She told detectives that she...
  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

    06/17/2012 12:46:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2012 | Christopher Weber
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47. King's fiancée called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report that she found him in the pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin said.
  • RODNEY KING Drinking, Smoking Weed Before Drowning

    06/17/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/17/12 | TMZ
    Rodney King's fiancée is telling friends Rodney had been drinking all day Saturday ... and had smoked weed in the hours leading up to his death ... sources close to King tell TMZ. According to our sources, King's fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is telling friends King was at the house all day drinking, and he smoked marijuana at some point, before she went to went to bed at 2:00 AM.