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  • Moderate Joe Biden Wants Tax Hikes Twice as Big as Hillary Clinton Proposed in 2016

    12/06/2019 10:58:54 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Reason ^ | December 5, 2019 | Peter Suderman
    One of the recurring questions of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries is whether the party has lurched too far to the left. This topic has manifested itself most prominently in the divide between the more progressive candidates, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass) and Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), and the relative moderates, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. It has largely taken the form of a debate over the merits of Medicare for All, a single-payer health care system that Warren and Sanders support and that Biden and Buttigieg do not. Warren's rise over the summer, and...
  • UPS employee accused of stealing more than $1K worth of packages

    12/05/2019 10:59:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    KHOU-11 ^ | Published: 4:10 PM CST December 4, 2019 Updated: 8:56 AM CST December 5, 2019 | Staff
    MIAMI — Correction: An earlier version of this story listed the man as a USPS employee rather than UPS. The article has been updated. A seasonal employee with UPS is accused of stealing more than a $1,000 worth of packages from customers while on the job. According to the arrest report, Emmanuel Reggin Jr., 18, was helping a full-time driver unload packages Monday when he put aside three boxes in different locations by different business dumpsters. One box had two Kindles inside and the other two had an iPad 7 and a Surface Pro, according to the report, all totaling...
  • Husband Of Democrat In Impeachment Hearings Took $700K From Firms Tied To Ukrainian...

    12/03/2019 8:00:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 12 04 2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    Husband Of Democrat In Impeachment Hearings Took $700K From Firms Tied To Ukrainian Oligarch ‘Accused Of Ordering Contract Killings’: Reports The husband of Democrat Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, reportedly took $700,000 from firms connected to a Ukrainian oligarch who has allegedly been “accused of ordering contract killings.” Democrats are set to move their impeachment hearings from the Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee this week with hearings to officially begin tomorrow. SNIP
  • Don't Believe Her Lies: Elizabeth Warren wants to tax your retirement (So Does Bernie Sanders)

    11/28/2019 7:39:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/27/2019 | Bruce Thompson
    Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has said that none of her tax-increase plans would hit average people, pledging not to "raise taxes on the middle class by one penny." Yet Warren and several other presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, are pushing a financial transactions tax that would cost everyday people saving for the future. This plan is a retirement tax that would affect millions of middle-class people. Proponents of the financial transactions tax argue it is "tiny tax" that would only hit rich Wall Street speculators. Nothing could be farther from the truth. A financial transactions tax would hit every single...
  • Diamond thieves steal jewellery 'worth up to a BILLION EUROS' from German museum in [tr]

    11/25/2019 6:08:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 25, 2019 | Tim Stickings
    Diamond thieves stole three 'priceless' sets of 18th-century jewellery from a German museum in an early-morning raid today. The Green Vault in Dresden has suffered an 'immeasurable' loss after burglars broke into the building in the early hours of this morning, officials said. The thieves switched off a power supply at 5am before breaking through a window into a museum which once boasted it was 'as secure as Fort Knox', it is believed. Once inside, they stole three jewellery ensembles which were commissioned by Saxony's former ruler Augustus the Strong in an 18th-century show of power. Museum experts have said...
  • How Liberals Defend Theft

    11/23/2019 6:03:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | November 23, 2019 | John C. Goodman
    Imagine two thieves about to rob a bank. Before they consummate the act, they discuss the ethics of what they are about to do. Is there some moral argument in favor of it? Is there a case against it? It’s hard to imagine such a conversation. Then again, there aren’t very many bank robbers around these days.There are, however, millions of people who believe in a different kind of theft. They think it’s OK for the government to steal your money and mine for their benefit. They think that’s more than OK. They refuse to vote for politicians who don’t...
  • Men rip door off hinges at convenience store, steal 12-pack of Faygo soda, police say

    11/22/2019 10:14:17 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Cox Media via KIRO ^ | November 22, 2019 | Jared Leone
    TARRANT, Ala. - Three men used chain and a truck to rip a door from its hinges at an Alabama convenience store and steal a 12-pack of Faygo, police said. The men tied a chain from the entrance door to the back of a Ford Ranger, then used the truck to pull the door from its hinges, Tarrant police said.
  • Coon Rapids Theft Suspect: ‘You Can’t Touch Me’

    11/18/2019 9:31:18 PM PST · by rxsid · 45 replies ^ | November 18, 2019 | MN Crime
    Coon Rapids Theft Suspect: ‘You Can’t Touch Me’ Mohamud has eleven prior criminal convictions in Minnesota since 2013, including gross misdemeanors for theft and counterfeiting currency, and three misdemeanors for theft and two for false information to police. By MN Crime - November 18, 2019 The day before Halloween, Abdirahman Abdullahi Mohamud filled up his cart with merchandise totaling nearly $1,000 at a Coon Rapids home improvement store and casually strolled out the door making no attempt to pay for the items. When an employee tried to stop him, he said, “you can’t touch me,” and continued to leave into...
  • Tom Steyer aide stole Kamala Harris’ SC 2020 volunteer data, Democratic officials say

    11/04/2019 5:34:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 11 04 2019 | Jamie Lovegrove
    A South Carolina aide for Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign stole valuable volunteer data collected by Kamala Harris’ campaign using an account from when he worked with the S.C. Democratic Party, according to multiple state and national party officials. The Steyer campaign said that it does not have possession of the data and that Democratic officials were only aware of the download, which they said was inadvertent, because they proactively notified them. Both the Democratic National Committee and S.C. Democratic Party denied that. The Democratic National Committee said they quickly caught the attempt on Friday by Steyer’s deputy S.C. state...
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Financial Berlin Wall

    10/22/2019 7:52:43 AM PDT · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2019 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ... Warren’s proposal would see the federal government expropriating 40 percent of the wealth of any American who decided to emigrate, provided that American has enough money to make it worth worrying about. And that number is not as high as you might expect: The current law ensnares those whose average income in the five-year period before renunciation was $162,000 or more, meaning that there are a lot of high-school principals who would need Washington’s permission to split. It is difficult to accept the proposition that in a free society the freedoms enjoyed do not include the freedom to leave....
  • Connecticut Gun Theft Victim Gets Rest Of His Guns Taken By Police

    10/16/2019 12:15:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 10/9/19 | Tom Knighton
    One thing lawmakers should consider when they pass a law isn’t just how it will be enforced but also how that enforcement will sway people’s behavior. For example, the idea behind the death penalty is, in part, that executing people will dissuade others from committing such heinous crimes. That’s the goal.However, sometimes the enforcement may actually push people into behaving very differently than originally intended.A case last week in Connecticut is just such an example. Sgt. Jennifer Pinto said police were called to Reynolds Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a car burglary that involved...
  • APD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrests 10 people in undercover Walmart operation (California)

    10/10/2019 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    ABC 7 KRCR News ^ | September 17, 2019 | Adam Robinson
    ANDERSON, Calif. — On Monday, the Anderson Police Department's (APD) Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrested 10 people after conducting an undercover enforcement operation at the Anderson Walmart to target retail theft and criminal activity. During the operation, 10 total arrests were made for theft, possession of stolen property, fraud, drug paraphernalia possession, illegal narcotic possession, and active warrants. The following is a summary of the arrests made by APD's Problem Oriented Policing Unit: Paige Poor, 27 of Oroville, was seen stealing pants from inside the store. Poor was found to be on searchable probation and in possession of stolen property...
  • ‘car2go’ leaving Chicago at the end of the year

    09/30/2019 8:05:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    chicago Sun Times ^ | 9-27-19 | Sam Charles
    Car2go rentals in Chicago will no longer be offered as of Jan. 1, 2020, less than two years after the company arrived here with 400 eco-friendly cars available to rent. The company is ending service Oct. 31 in Austin, Calgary, Denver and Portland. It is an app-based service that lets users reserve rental cars, drive them then leave them at designated parking spots. Rides cost between 29 cents and 39 cents per minute. The company suspended services in Chicago earlier this year after a rash of vehicle thefts. In April, 21 people were charged after more than 100 car2go-owned Mercedes-Benzes...
  • Camp Mabry employee accused of stealing, selling $1M worth of equipment

    09/27/2019 3:34:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 27, 2019 | Robert Sims
    On Thursday, a federal employee of the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office warehouse at Camp Mabry surrendered to authorities after being accused of stealing and selling military equipment. A federal criminal complaint names 35-year-old Joseph Mora, charging him for theft of government property and conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States. The complaint alleges Mora, who worked as program analyst, removed a large amount of sensitive military grade equipment, including infrared laser aiming devices, thermal night vision goggles and rifle scopes then sold them on eBay... Mora faces up to 10 years in federal prison for theft and up...
  • California shocked to find bill decriminalizing retail theft resulted in… more retail theft

    09/27/2019 7:02:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    A few years ago, California passed one in a series of bills aimed at emptying the jails and prisons. Proposition 47carried the disingenuous name of “the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act and its stated purpose was to keep non-violent offenders out of jail. To achieve this goal, the state decriminalized a number of lesser offenses, including retail theft. The law raised the value of the amount of merchandise someone could steal while still only being charged with a misdemeanor to nearly one thousand dollars. To the great surprise of the government, people noticed this change and began taking advantage of it. They...
  • Thieves Steal More than $350,000 in Jewelry from Trump Tower, Suspected to Have Been Inside Job

    09/23/2019 2:19:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    newsweek ^ | 9/23/19 | Brendan Cole
    'Thieves Steal More than $350,000 in Jewelry from Trump Tower, Suspected to Have Been Inside Job""" Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry has reportedly been taken from apartments in the New York skyscraper that bears President Donald Trump's name. The New York Post reported that more than $350,000 worth of valuables had been taken from two apartments in Trump Tower in two separate incidents. Sources told the paper that they believe the thefts were inside jobs as there were no signs of forced entry and the residences had not been turned inside out. Insurance fraud is also not...
  • Local high school teacher says her car was stolen by student (Michigan)

    09/15/2019 7:22:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 81 replies ^ | 9-12-19 | Femi Redwood
    Flint, Mich. A Southwestern High School teacher says her car was stolen from the school parking lot by a student and is accusing the school district and police of not doing anything. Special Education teacher Mary Toth spoke exclusively to Fox 66/NBC 25 News. Toth says on August 13th the student was supposed to be helping her clean her classroom. She says she left her purse in the classroom when she stepped out. She says when she returned, she later discovered that money and keys were stolen from her purse. She says the student then stole her 2015 Chevy Malibu...
  • Cashier arrested using 'photographic memory' to steal credit card information of 1,300 customers

    09/10/2019 5:52:28 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 Sept 2019 | Jessie Yeung
    A store cashier in Tokyo been arrested on allegations of stealing the credit card information of 1,300 customers using just one tool -- his memory. A crime committed only with the help of a photographic memory would be one of Japan's more unique cases of credit card theft -- but certainly not the biggest. In 2016, a group of thieves used about 1,600 forged cards to withdraw money from 1,400 cash machines across Japan. In just over two hours, they stole $13 million.
  • Terrifying moment three robbers armed with handguns pull off New York jewelry store heist [tr]

    08/26/2019 1:13:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang, and Lauren Edmonds
    This is the dramatic moment the three thieves who raided a New York jewelry store on Sunday launched their brazen heist by whipping out their guns and taking the employees hostage. New footage released by the New York Police Department shows how one of the robbers posed as a customer in a private meeting with three employees in the back room of Avianne and Co. in Midtown's Diamond District, before pulling out his gun. The NYPD shared the 40-second clip of additional surveillance footage on Monday morning asking for help in identifying the thieves. The clip shows the suspect, who...
  • Question to Elijah Cummings: Where Did the Billions In Missing Federal Money for Baltimore Go?

    08/22/2019 7:30:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/22/2019 | Matthew Vadum
    President Trump went after purported congressional watchdog Elijah Cummings recently, slamming the Democrat congressman for failing to improve his troubled Baltimore, Maryland, district despite the inflow of billions of dollars in federal aid during and in the years leading up to Trump’s administration. Cummings came to the attention of conservatives as he zealously defended the IRS throughout the Lois Lerner saga. Lerner is the corrupt IRS tax-exempt division executive who engineered the tax agency’s targeting of conservative nonprofits during the Obama administration. Cummings also apparently conspired with Lerner to sabotage True the Vote, a leading grassroots electoral integrity group. In...