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  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • California Mayor Paying Residents Not To Commit Violent Crimes

    07/11/2018 8:23:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in May, we looked at a story out of Stockton, California, where their new, young mayor, Michael Tubbs had some unusual plans in mind. Stockton is frequently plagued with violent crime and deals with endemic poverty issues. Tubbs wanted to find a unique way to help some people out. A few of his ideas were clearly well intended and forward thinking. For example, he was partnering with private sector benefactors to try to offer college scholarships for qualifying students without further burdening the municipal budget.Some of his other ideas were a bit more, um… out there. And he’s...
  • California, Socialists, and the Debt Bombs; Im pretty sure I know how California will fail.

    07/11/2018 8:19:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2018 | Patrick Bobko
    Im pretty sure I know how California will fail. I dont know exactly when it will happen, but after the result in the Democratic primary in New Yorks 14th Congressional District two weeks ago, the Golden States rendezvous with fiscal perdition is going to happen sooner than we think. Lets talk about the how. Californias foundering wont be precipitated by a single catastrophic event. Apart from the threatened CalExit, voter initiatives to partition the state, or the Big One shaking us into the Pacific, it wont be the equivalent of a sudden, unexpected stroke on a random Tuesday that brings...
  • CALIFORNIA CITY TO GIVE $500 A MONTH TO ANYONE (Tr)

    07/10/2018 10:58:13 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    (Full Title) CALIFORNIA CITY TO GIVE $500 A MONTH TO ANYONE-BUY DRUGS, BOOZE, GAS FOOD-SOCIALISM WORKS! DAILY MAIL: Stockton, California will become the first city in the country to participate in a test of Universal Basic Income, in which 100 residents will be given $500-dollars-a-month, with no strings attached. The program aims to create a level of income that no one will fall beneath. By providing impoverished residents a regular sum of money that they can use on anything they wish, be it food, clothes, gas, or starting a new venture, those behind the program believe it could go a...
  • California city fights poverty with guaranteed income

    06/04/2018 7:16:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4, 2018 | Jane Ross
    Michael Tubbs, the 27-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, has a radical plan to combat poverty in his cash-strapped city: a no strings guaranteed basic income of $500 a month for its residents. Starting in early 2019, Tubbs plans to provide the monthly stipend to a select group of residents as part of a privately funded 18-month experiment to assess how people use the money. And then, maybe, in two or three years, we can have a much more informed discussion about the social safety net, the income floor people deserve and the best way to do it because well have...
  • Stockton's young mayor has bold turnaround plan: Basic income and stipends for potential shooters

    05/26/2018 10:33:50 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 71 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2018 | Steve Lopez
    Tubbs, a Stockton native and Stanford graduate who is all of 27 years old, wants to give at least $500 a month to a select group of residents. They'll be able to spend it as they wish, for 18 months, in a pilot program to test the impact of what's called guaranteed basic income. If the very sound of that knocked you half off your chair, this next initiative might finish the job. Stockton is about to award stipends of up to $1,000 a month to residents deemed most likely to shoot somebody. This program is called Advance Peace, and...
  • Some Stockton students become violent during anti-gun protest

    02/23/2018 8:21:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 23rd, 2018 | KCRA Staff
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) At least five students were arrested Friday as hundreds of others from several Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence after last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school. Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off. Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles. Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton and vandalizing vehicles, including...
  • Formerly bankrupt Stockton to see what happens when residents are given a universal basic income.

    02/08/2018 9:36:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 02/08/2018 | Steven Greenhut
    If the states are supposed to be laboratories for democracy, where new ideas that reflect regional attitudes can flourish, then cities are like micro-laboratories. Local governments can try out ideas that would never get statewide traction. Unfortunately, some California cities are more like laboratories run by Dr. Frankenstein, where frightening concepts are given life and local residents have few other choices than to flee to other places. Most conservatives are familiar with the goings-on in San Francisco, where stringent rent-control laws have I know youre surprised by this led to the least affordable rents and most unaffordable...
  • Struggling California city prepares to experiment with universal basic income

    02/07/2018 7:20:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    BPR ^ | 7 Feb 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Michael Tubbs, the 26-year-old mayor of Stockton, California, thinks handing out $6,000 a year to low-income residents (with no strings attached) is the way to lift people out of poverty. Stockton is absolutely Ground Zero for a lot of the issues were facing as a nation, Tubbs told CBS San Francisco (video below). Ideally, I would like to serve 100 families for 18 months at $500 a month. Stockton is experimenting with a welfare program called universal basic income, which gives low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. The money is coming from a private grant. The California city,...
  • California city to experiment with 'universal basic income'

    02/05/2018 5:59:23 AM PST · by Cheerio · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/18 | WND
    Residents to get $500 a month, no questions asked, as starting point The mayor of Stockton, California, is leading an experiment with universal basic income, which is set to start by giving low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. Mayor Michael Tubbs calls his city ground zero for issues like wage stagnation, rising housing prices and loss of middle-class jobs that affect the nation. The Central Valley city went bankrupt in 2012, and for decades it has been trying to diversify its agriculture-based economy. I feel that as mayor its my responsibility to do all I could to begin...
  • How the hunt for D.B. Cooper made an aging Vietnam veteran the target of TV sleuths

    07/27/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    W Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Ian Shapira
    They were certain they knew the identity of the long-missing hijacker known as D.B. Cooper, and now the self-appointed investigators wanted their man to turn himself in to the FBI and sign over his life rights for a book and movie project... Rackstraw watched the documentary, he said in an interview. He watched himself being ambushed. He watched the man whose son found the ransom money along the Columbia River deny that it had been planted there. He watched a Northwest Orient flight attendant examine an old photo of him and his decades-old NBC interview and repeatedly say she didnt...
  • D.B. Cooper Mystery Solved? Investigators Say He Is Living In San Diego

    02/03/2018 10:00:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 2, 2018
    Its a bombshell development in a 45-year-old cold case mystery. A commercial airplane hijacker escaped with a daring parachute jump in 1971 and was never seen again. A team of private investigators says it has cracked a code that it says shows the infamous hijacker who went by the name D.B. Cooper is, in fact, a man who lives in San Diego named Robert Rackstraw. Rackstraw is a former Stockton resident, whose family also lived in Calaveras County.
  • Inmate with facial skull tattoo escapes (Don't judge book by cover)

    11/28/2017 7:49:59 AM PST · by rey · 42 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 Nov 2017
    STOCKTON Authorities say an inmate with a skull tattooed on his face has escaped from a work crew in Central California. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Corey Hughes was discovered missing from his work crew near Interstate 5 in Stockton on Monday afternoon. Hughes was serving time on a weapons charge and is due to be released in February. The sheriff's office released a photo of Hughes, who has blonde hair and a tattoo on his face that resembles a skull and appears to be homemade.
  • Utopia in one city: Stockton

    10/22/2017 9:04:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    americantyhinker.com ^ | 10/22/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Of all the candidates for utopia, Stockton, California would be on the bottom of my list. But a 27-year-old mayor, with the backing of a foundation, is trying for utopia, as seen by supporters of the Mommy State: Universal Basic Income. Futurism.com writes: Stockton, California, is about to become the first city to test government-supported universal basic income in the U.S. The program is the idea of the city's 27-year-old mayor and will be primarily funded by the basic income advocacy group Economic Security Project.
  • Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again){Mares against guns?}

    03/06/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | David Codrea
    Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloombergs citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400, the report notes. His bail is set at $1 million. [Log in to see inmate information.] The charges add to a list of legal issues Silvas conduct...
  • Black Lives Matter Chapter Proudly Praises Barista For Spitting In Officers Coffee

    12/30/2016 12:56:21 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks barista for spiting in an officers coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night. The Facebook page Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page posted a photo of the officer and his family, reports Fox 40. We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks served with a side of spit, the caption alleged.
  • Teen Sisters Hurt During Stockton Protest Felt Targeted Because They Are White [CA]

    09/22/2016 7:37:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | September 21, 2016 7:11 PM | Angela Musallam
    Stockton police are searching for the suspects in a vicious attack that happened on Friday against two teenaged sisters. [] What was supposed to be a peaceful protest remembering Colby Friday turned into a vicious brawl directed against two sisters, and now, investigators are looking for suspects. Our understanding is that it involved several out-of-towners whose intent was more than protesting, said Ron Freitas, the Assistant District Attorney for San Joaquin County. Stockton police say the protestors claimed to be connected with the Black Lives Matter movement and were protesting recent officer-involved shootings against blacks. According to police, the two...
  • California mayor pleads not guilty in strip poker scandal

    08/19/2016 8:05:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/2016 | Steve Gorman
    The mayor of Stockton, California, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of playing while furnishing beer to minors at a summer camp he hosts for underprivileged children.Anthony Ray Silva, 41, was arraigned in Amador County Superior Court on a felony eavesdropping charge and three misdemeanor counts - contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child endangerment and supplying alcoholic beverages to underage persons. Silva, who is free on $20,000 bond, entered not guilty pleas to all four charges. His next court date was set for Sept. 7. Outside the...
  • Oakland: Man held in shooting targeting police sergeant

    07/28/2016 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 3 replies
    East Bay Times, Bay Area News Group ^ | 07/28/2016 | Harry Harris and George Kelly, Bay Area News Group
    OAKLAND -- A suspect wanted for shooting at an Oakland police sergeant Saturday night as she sat dazed in her patrol SUV after a collision was arrested Thursday morning after a standoff with Stockton police, officials said. The suspect's name was not released by police, who said he made statements that the July 23 shooting may have been inspired by recent anti-police sentiment in areas where there have been police shootings. --SNIP-- "Right now we don't know the why," Holmgren said about a motive. He said that the suspect was possibly inspired by anti-police sentiments, but didn't elaborate.
  • Terrified policemen pushed each other out of the way [...] to escape topless machete thug (UK)

    07/24/2016 12:12:52 PM PDT · by mwilli20 · 33 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | Gareth Lightfoot
    Terrified policemen pushed each other in a desperate rush to flee the home of a topless machete thug who told them: Ill take your ****ing heads off. The two officers were confronted by bare-chested Daniel Meir, who told them to get out of his bedroom ... They ran down the stairs, having to push each other to make a quicker exit. They retreated to a vehicle where they locked their doors and waited for assistance to come.