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  • Seattle’s socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant wants to make an example out of Amazon

    11/23/2019 2:57:55 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | November 20, 2019 | MONICA NICKELSBURG
    “Seattle was like a test lab. If we allowed them to get away with it here, then we can be sure they’re going to go after other cities as well.” So said Seattle’s socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant, speaking about Amazon’s unprecedented political donations in an interview with GeekWire on Tuesday afternoon, just a few days after winning re-election despite a massive financial push by the tech giant to unseat her. It’s true that Amazon has used its hometown as a testing ground for many of its boldest ideas. The cashier-less grocery store, Amazon Go, was born in Seattle....
  • Former HPD officers Gerald Goines, Steven Bryant face federal charges after Harding Street raid

    11/20/2019 11:20:34 AM PST · by abb · 54 replies
    KPRC - TV2 Houston, TX ^ | November 20, 2019 | Tulsi Kamath
    HOUSTON – Former Houston police officers Gerald Goines, 55, and Steven Bryant, 46, were both arrested on federal charges Wednesday morning in connection with the botched January Harding Street raid that left two people dead, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The woman who called 911, Patricia Garcia, 53, has also been charged. On Jan. 28, Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle were killed when several police officers burst into their home at 7851 Harding Street. After officers shot the couple’s dog, Tuttle began firing at officers and they returned fire, killing both Nicholas and Tuttle, officials say. Five HPD...
  • Mom of 2 State Police officers shot dead in her West Side driveway (ABQ NM)

    11/20/2019 10:48:03 AM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Matthew Reisen And Elise Kaplan
    “The mother of two New Mexico State Police officers was senselessly murdered this morning,” said Ray Wilson, a State Police spokesman. Wilson said the agency is working closely with APD to catch “those responsible for this heinous crime.” Gilbert Gallegos, an APD spokesman, had not identified the victim as of press time, but neighbors identified her as Jacqueline “Jackie” Vigil, a woman in her 50s. Gallegos said that a little after 5 a.m., officers were called to the 2100 block of Corte de Loma NW, near Unser and Ladera, for a shooting. When they arrived at the cul-de-sac, they found...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Finally Indicted On Fraud Charges

    11/20/2019 8:50:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We haven’t heard much about the Healthy Holly bookgate scandal in Baltimore since May, when former Mayor Catherine Pugh was finally driven to resign from her office in disgrace. At the time, it looked as if she might actually get away with the self-dealing scam she’d been running on the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) for years. It turned out that the city had never gotten around to passing a law against that sort of dubious financial activity. (Both the city and the state rushed to pass new laws after all of this was discovered, but those laws...
  • America’s Inner-City Cartels: Will the nation surrender to the forces of lawlessness?

    11/19/2019 6:46:21 AM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2019 | Robert L. Woodson
    ... Street gangs and other criminal rings have even abandoned an implicit moral code that prohibits targeting “civilians”—women, children and others not directly involved in their “beefs.” In more than 40 years of working with local anticrime groups and documenting their solutions to youth violence, I have never witnessed the depravity that is occurring today on the streets of black neighborhoods around America. Nationwide, the tragic number of unsolved murders was documented in a 2018 study by the Washington Post that mapped nearly 55,000 homicides in 55 cities. The study identified inner-city areas “where murder is common but arrests are...
  • San Francisco: It's OK to Crap in the Streets But They Arrest People for Eating on a BART Platform

    11/13/2019 7:51:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/13/2019 | Megan Fox
    This week, a video went viral of a man being detained by police on a public transportation platform in San Francisco, Calif., for eating a sandwich. You can see the police officer in the video below insisting that eating is a violation of the California penal code. They have Sanctuary Cities for Criminal Illegals but you can get arrested for eating a Sandwich in California.— Feisty??Floridian (@Feisty_FL) November 10, 2019 It turns out that while he might be slightly off base, it's mostly true. The California penal code lists eating on public transport property as a "miscellaneous crime"...
  • The Just Elected San Francisco District Attorney Is Not Going to Prosecute Public Urination

    11/13/2019 6:52:04 AM PST · by PPSman · 63 replies
    Target Liberty ^ | November, 13,2019 | Robert Wenzel
    David Gilbert, a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of the Weather Underground, sits in a maximum-security prison in upper state New York in the Wende Correctional Facility. He is serving a, 75 years to life, sentence for being a member of the Weather Underground group who along with members of the Black Liberation Army, robbed a Brink's truck on October 20, 1981. Two Nyack, NY police officers Waverly Brown and Edward O'Grady and Brinks guard Peter Paige were murdered during the robbery. Prison has apparently not mellowed Gilbert. He has a book out...
  • Seattle on track to have most progressive city council in years

    11/09/2019 3:53:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 8, 2019 | John Sexton
    Well, the people of Seattle have spoken and what they’ve apparently said is that they want more socialists on the city council. The sure sign of this is that after an election that looked grim for council member Kshama Sawant on election night, she has now taken a narrow lead over her opponent:
  • New York City Voters Just Adopted Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections. Here's How It Works

    11/07/2019 9:07:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    TIME via Yahoo! News ^ | November 6, 2019 | by Anna Purna Kambhampaty
    New York City voted on Tuesday to change the way it determines election winners. With approval from more than 73% of voters, the Big Apple joins Maine and countries including Australia and New Zealand in adopting what’s known as ranked-choice voting. This popular electoral system allows voters to rank candidates by preference, meaning they can submit ballots that list not only their first-choice candidate for a position, but also their second, third and so on. Ranked-choice voting advocates, including Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has championed it as a key policy initiative, say it could help prevent evermore polarized...
  • Women, minorities dominate Boston’s once-white city council

    11/06/2019 10:45:21 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    AP ^ | 11 06 2019 | Staff
    Boston’s city council is getting a new look: its first female majority and a more racially diverse lineup than ever before. Voters on Tuesday elected the council’s first Latina. They also voted in a slate of female candidates. Starting in January, the 13-member council will have eight women. Seven councilors will be minorities, the council’s most ever. Asian American city councilor Michelle Wu says it’s the “new face” of Boston politics. Voters also rejected a ballot question to change the name of Dudley Square in historically black Roxbury to Nubian Square. SNIP The council was a white male bastion for...
  • Off the menu! New York City is set to ban foie gras with any restaurateur or grocery store owner..

    10/30/2019 10:13:07 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 61 replies
    DM ^ | 10/30/2019 | andrew court
    The sale of foie gras looks set to become illegal in New York City with city council members expected to pass a bill on Wednesday that bans the sale of the fattened liver of a duck or goose at restaurants and grocery stores. Under the bill, vendors and restaurateurs caught selling the French delicacy could be slapped with a $1000 fine and a year behind bars. Animal welfare advocates have long supported banning the sale of foie gras, claiming the practice of force-feeding a bird by sticking a tube down its throat is inhumane. However, farmers who produce the specialty...
  • No More Sanctuary Cities

    10/30/2019 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 30, 2019 | John and Andy Schlafly
    “The most dangerous and shameful attacks on the rule of law come from and in the form of sanctuary cities,” President Trump declared on Monday to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago. Applause then erupted when he said that criminal aliens should be turned over to federal immigration authorities and sent home.Sanctuary cities interfere with that process by ordering local law enforcement not to comply with federal laws against illegal immigration. Illegal aliens are protected in sanctuary cities against being asked about their lack of citizenship, and, if arrested for a crime, they are not handed to federal...
  • Rising California Gasoline Prices Highlight Growing Divide in U.S.

    10/24/2019 6:12:49 AM PDT · by karpov · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 23, 2019 | Amrith Ramkumar
    The price at the pump was more than $4 a gallon in Vista, Calif., when Scott Hissem recently embarked on a trip to Texas to celebrate his 40th birthday. When the delivery associate for Inc. arrived in the Lone Star state, he got an unexpected present: Gasoline cost just $2 and change. The gap has Mr. Hissem considering a move to escape California’s high cost of living. “It makes life hard,” Mr. Hissem said of California, which is the most populous U.S. state and the one with the highest gasoline prices. “You can’t go out and do the things...
  • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

    10/16/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 15, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked the table through something called Seated, a restaurant app that pays users who make reservations on the platform. We ordered two cocktails each, along with some food. And in exchange for the hard labor of drinking whiskey, the app awarded us $30 in credits redeemable at a variety of retailers.
  • Prince George's County, MD eliminates Columbus Day

    10/10/2019 10:50:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | October 10, 2019 | Fox 5 DC
    PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. - Prince George’s County Council is replacing Columbus Day with Native American Day beginning in 2020. The council noted that Oct. 14, 2019 will be the county’s final official Columbus Day. The bill arrives on the heels of a similar measure passed by the D.C. Council, which voted Tuesday to rename the day traditionally reserved for Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.
  • Last Night, We Saw Fascism In the Streets [Updated]

    10/11/2019 7:11:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 57 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11 Oct, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Last night President Trump conducted a fabulously successful rally at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Scott had a great experience that included meeting the President and hearing his reporting praised repeatedly by President Trump. The 20,000 who were lucky enough to get into the Target Center had a wonderful time; by all accounts it was one of Trump’s best rallies. But outside the arena, things were quite different. Thousands of lawless, violent Democrats “protested” Trump’s appearance by committing assault, among other crimes. They battled police officers. They attacked Republicans leaving Target Center. They set bonfires and burned patriotic regalia....
  • Thousands of protesters expected in Minneapolis for Trump rally

    10/10/2019 6:00:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 60 replies ^ | 10/9/19 | Briana Bierschbach
    (snips) -- When President Trump holds his Target Center rally Thursday night, it will draw thousands of his supporters and opponents to the heart of the most Democratic city in the state. It’s created logistical and cost concerns for Minneapolis officials, who are asking for help from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and expecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra costs for security." "Giselda Gutierrez works with the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, which posted a “Dump Trump” protest event on Facebook that's attracted thousands of responses. She said she was shocked when she heard Trump was...
  • Tampa ban on counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, gender confusion struck down

    10/08/2019 7:53:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    A Tampa city ordinance banning counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion has been overturned in federal court. In a Friday ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge William F. Jung issued an order granting summary judgment to Christian legal group Liberty Counsel in its lawsuit to invalidate an ordinance in the city of Tampa that prohibited voluntary talk therapy for minors experiencing unwanted sexual feelings and attractions and gender identity confusion. The group represented Robert Vazzo, a marriage and family therapist, and New Hearts Outreach Tampa Bay, a Christian...
  • A Moral Tale of Two Cities: Homelessness in Austin and San Francisco

    10/08/2019 8:08:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2019 | Bill Murchison
    The "progressive," so to speak, vision of politics and public life envisions tighter and tighter government control over economic life, along with looser and looser controls over human behavior. I think you'd refer to the overall design as a paradox: a clash of methods and objectives. Elizabeth Warren wants corporations subjected to unprecedented government oversight. Austin's and San Francisco's ruling classes favor, for the homeless, just about all the freedom you could imagine to use the public streets as a bedroom or restroom, in the name of, I don't know ... liberty? Liberty for those who avail themselves of these...
  • DC City Council Introduces 'Emergency Legislation' To Ban Working With ICE

    10/07/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies ^ | October 7, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Despite Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declaring the nation's capital a "sanctuary city" for those who violate federal immigration law, one city councilman believes that additional legislation is needed to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement from removing illegal aliens from the city. WTOP reports that Ward Six Councilman Charles Allen has called for an emergency meeting this Tuesday to discuss a new bill that he says would stop all city agencies from cooperating with ICE unless given an explicit court order. This means that local police and other D.C. government officials would be barred from "sharing information with ICE, complying...