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  • Eric Garcetti Asks Demoralized LAPD to ‘Remember Why They Became Police Officers’

    07/02/2020 10:06:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/1/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who felt demoralized by recent protests and budget cuts should take heart and “remember why they became police officers.” Garcetti was speaking after numerous reports of “record low” morale in the LAPD, after the Black Lives Matter riots led the mayor to announce $150 million in cuts to the department, which became official on Monday. Garcetti is also feuding with the local police union, which took offense last month when the mayor referred to police (in general) as “killers.” LAPD officers also learned that they would to be paid...
  • Castro Fan Karen Bass Vetted for Biden VP

    07/02/2020 7:47:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 2, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Los Angeles Democrat seeks “new path of support and collaboration” with Communist Cuban regime. “Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is undergoing vetting as a candidate to be Joe Biden’s running mate,” Bo Erickson of CBS News reported on June 24. In March, the five-term Los Angeles Democrat endorsed Biden for president, but even some Democrats were troubled by one of Bass’s previous endorsements. “The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” said Bass in a statement after Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016.  “I hope together,...
  • LAPD Funding Slashed by $150 Million, Reducing Number of Officers

    07/02/2020 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.ntd.com ^ | July 2, 2020 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES—City leaders voted Wednesday to slash the Los Angeles Police Department budget by $150 million, reducing the number of officers to a level not seen for more than a decade amid nationwide demands to shift money away from law enforcement agencies. About two-thirds of the funding was earmarked for police overtime and will be used to provide services and programs for communities of color, including a youth summer jobs program. The City Council’s 12-2 vote will drop the number of officers from 9,988 as of last month to 9,757 by next summer, abandoning a goal of 10,000 officers only...
  • LAUSD Board Votes To Cut School Police Budget By $25M

    07/02/2020 6:34:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | July 1, 2020 at 10:11 am | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted Tuesday night to slash the school police budget by $25 million, or 35%. L.A. School Police Department (LASPD) officers will also be required to give up their uniforms and patrol off campus, the Los Angeles Times reports. The cuts will also lead to the layoffs of 65 officers. It’s unclear if officers will be required to be unarmed. The $25 million will be diverted to other school programs to better support students, especially students of color, according to officials. LASPD is one of the largest independent...
  • SF City Attorney to Archdiocese: Thou shalt not hold indoor Mass

    07/01/2020 6:11:38 PM PDT · by rintintin · 8 replies
    SFGATE ^ | July 1 2020 | Mike Moffitt
    The Archdiocese of San Francisco says it will comply with the city’s COVID-19 health order after multiple complaints about Catholic churches holding illegal indoor Masses and priests conducting services without wearing masks. On Monday, City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera sent a seven-page cease-and-desist letter to the archdiocese demanding that it adhere to the city’s health protocols. ABC7 News obtained a copy of the letter.
  • Nurses fight to remove Zuckerberg's name from San Francisco General Hospital where he and his wife donated $75 MILLION

    06/30/2020 12:09:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06 30 2020 | Frances Mulraney
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan donated $75million to a San Francisco hospital in 2015 It was the single largest contribution by private individuals in support of a public hospital in the U.S. It came with the condition it would be renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital The name change immediately sparked backlash from some medical staff The push to drop Zuckerberg's name increased this week in light of an advertiser boycott of Facebook San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney has joined nurses' calls for the change SNIP
  • Newsonomics: The next 48 hours could determine the fate of two of America’s largest newspaper chains

    06/30/2020 10:01:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.niemanlab.org ^ | June 29, 2020, 4:23 p.m. | By Ken Doctor @kdoctor .
    Tribune and McClatchy are both approaching critical deadlines that could lead to mergers, divisions — or even the first big nonprofit newspaper chain in the United States. ======================================================================= The next 48 hours may decide the fate of two of America’s largest newspaper chains that collectively serve almost a fifth of all American local newspaper readers. And what happens in those hours could prompt a wave of other moves across the rest of the industry. The dates June 30 and July 1 have called out from the calendar for a while now. On Tuesday, Tribune Publishing will reach the end of...
  • After Pelosi Hints Russia Is Blackmailing Trump — President Responds

    06/30/2020 9:29:56 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    National Insiders ^ | June 29, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Nancy Pelosi claims Russians have something on President Trump to sway his administration to not to take action after learning that Moscow spies offered bounties to Afghan militants to kill U.S. troops.[snip]Pelosi said during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that throughout Trump’s presidency he has ignored allegations against misdeeds committed by Russia, but that the new reports on bounties “is as bad as it gets.”
  • Woman speaks out after mask tirade at Trader Joe's store in North Hollywood.

    06/30/2020 8:02:51 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 42 replies
    ABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | June 30, 2020 | Miriam Hernandez
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD (KABC) -- A woman is telling her side of the story after going on a tirade for being asked to wear a face mask in a Trader Joe's store in North Hollywood. She says the angry encounter started in response to a customer who harassed her because she wasn't wearing a mask. "Right away he started using obscenities at me, saying 'f you,' the c word, 'wear your f-ing mask' all of this," she says. The woman, who asked ABC7 not to use her name, says she called a Trader Joe's store in Toluca Lake and was given...
  • Los Angeles proposes slashing law enforcement budget, including elimination of Special Victims Bureau

    06/30/2020 2:17:02 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.30.2020 | Hollie McKay
    s governments nationwide move forward with plans to shift funds away from law enforcement in the aftermath of George Floyd's police-involved death last month, Los Angeles CEO Sachi Hamai has put forward a proposed budget with recommendations to cut some $145.4 million allocated to local police. The bid, which would entail eliminating six units from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, earned a sharp rebuke from County Sheriff Alex Villanueva over the weekend. The budget cuts are targeted specifically to hurt public safety while sparing virtually every other function of county government from any reductions," Villanueva stated. "These cuts come at...
  • All fireworks shows cancelled in Bay Area

    06/29/2020 9:05:09 PM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Published 11:33 am PDT, Monday, June 29, 2020 | By Amy Graff, SFGATE
    The skies are forecast to be clear in the Bay Area on Saturday, even in San Francisco that has a reputation for being socked in with fog on July 4. Despite the fireworks-friendly forecast, there won't be any dazzling displays of color lighting up San Francisco Bay. Fireworks shows across the region are cancelled to discourage large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. None of the big annual shows at the Berkeley Marina, Marin County Fair, Sausalito waterfront and San Francisco's Aquatic Park will take place. Small-town celebrations—including fireworks, parades and festivals—have also been cancelled.
  • 'Exhausted’ by customers’ rage over wearing masks, California taco chain shuts down

    06/29/2020 6:56:12 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 60 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 29, 2020 | Don Sweeney
    Diners at two Los Angeles taco stands have screamed, cursed and thrown drinks on employees trying to enforce a “no mask, no service” policy, the Los Angeles Times reports. It’s become so exhausting that Hugo’s Tacos has closed down both shops to give workers a break, owners wrote in a post on Twitter. “All because of a simple question: Can we ask you to put on a mask? Can we offer you a mask?” said part-owner Bill Kohne, according to the Los Angeles Times. The company has been serving tacos for 15 years, owners wrote in the Twitter post. Incidents,...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge (Win)

    06/29/2020 8:39:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | Border Report
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving construction of 145 miles (233 kilometers) of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of...
  • (Liberal Civil Rights Attorney) Leo Terrell: Black Lives Matter is 'profiting' on a 'false narrative'

    06/28/2020 7:44:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Fox News - Life, Liberty and Levin ^ | 28 June 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell joins "Life, Liberty & Levin" on Sunday night where he addresses his issues with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, saying the organization's motivation is money and calling them "profiteers." "This is why Black Lives Matter is basically, in my opinion, the Al Sharpton of the 21st century. They're profiteers. They are profiting on trying to give a narrative, a false narrative that is white racist cops, deaths destroying the black community," Terrell told host Mark Levin. "You point out Chicago. No [BLM] presence walking through the neighborhood protesting to stop black-on-black crime. Al Sharpton...
  • NYT Finds Themselves in a Blunder Over Their Botched Russia-Taliban Story

    06/28/2020 6:21:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/28/2020 | beth baumann
    Members of the American intelligence community have concluded that members of the Russian intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants if they successfully killed members of the American military, the New York Times reported. The problem, however, is that almost everyone involved in this story says it isn't true. The White House, Russia and even the Taliban have said the Times' story is false. According to the anonymous source that spoke to the Times, the Russians intending "to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year." The source claimed that President...
  • Pelosi, Democrats take aim at Trump over Russian bounty intelligence

    06/28/2020 7:21:03 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | Jun 28th 2020 | ALLAN SMITH
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Sunday that President Donald Trump "wants to ignore any allegation against Russia" as he and his administration deny ever being briefed about intelligence that Russians have offered to pay bounties to Taliban fighters who kill Americans. Speaking with ABC's "This Week," Pelosi said, "This is as bad as it gets." "And yet the president will not confront the Russians on this score, denies being briefed," Pelosi said. "Whether he is or not, his administration knows and our allies — some of our allies who work with us in Afghanistan had been briefed and accept...
  • Biden VP Hopeful Rep. Karen Bass in Hot Water for Praise of Castro

    06/28/2020 12:35:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUN 28, 2020 2:54 PM EST | RICK MORAN
    What is it about radical leftists and their love affair with murderous thugs like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez? Is it that they’re virulently anti-American or is it a secret admiration for murdering their political opponents? Rep. Karen Bass is a non-descript, non-entity in the House, not known for pushing any important legislation. But Joe Biden has recently put her in the limelight by apparently considering her for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Her qualifications include the fact that she’s a woman and she’s black. That should be enough these days to put her close to the top...
  • Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Kissing Up to Putin on Every Way’ (Still pushing same hoax four years later)

    06/28/2020 12:32:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 June 2020 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused President Donald Trump of “kissing up” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Host George Stephanopoulos said, “I want to turn to that rather startling report in The New York Times [that] Russia secretly offered Afghan bounties to kill U.S. troops. It reports that American intelligence officials have concluded that Russian military intelligence units secretly offered bounties to Taliban linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan, including targeting American troops.” He asked, “Were you aware of these reports?” Pelosi said, “No, and we have called for a report to the Congress...
  • ‘It’s a game changer’: California budget includes tax breaks for undocumented families

    06/28/2020 10:49:37 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Bakersfield.com ^ | June 27, 2020 | Kim Bojórquez
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Undocumented immigrants with young children will now have a chance to get two tax breaks in the California budget now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his expected signature. The tax credits will be available to eligible California workers with Individual Tax Identification Numbers and at least one child under the age of 6. Currently, the California Earned Income Tax and Young Child Tax credits are available only to eligible California workers with Social Security Numbers.
  • Black Lives Matter Group Storms Beverly Hills Residential Area: ‘Eat The Rich!’ ‘Abolish Capitalism Now!’ -- Then the Cops Showed Up!

    06/28/2020 10:51:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 06/27/2020
    Law enforcement officials had to respond to a large group of Black Lives Matters activists late on Friday night that stormed a Beverly Hills residential neighborhood chanting “Eat the rich!” and “Abolish capitalism now!”The Beverly Hills Police Department tweeted: “The unlawful assembly in the area of Rexford Dr & Carmelita Ave has ended with arrests being made. Protesters have now left the City.” The unlawful assembly in the area of Rexford Dr & Carmelita Ave has ended with arrests being made. Protesters have now left the City.— Beverly Hills Police (@BeverlyHillsPD) June 27, 2020 Videos and photographs of the mob...