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  • Justice Department Warns Los Angeles Stay-at-Home Extension Could be Illegal

    05/23/2020 3:17:31 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23 2020
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday warned the mayor of Los Angeles and the county’s top health officer that an extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order may be unlawful. The vague letter sent to Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer did not spell out any specific violations, but noted concern about statements both had made publicly that restrictions may be prolonged without a vaccine. “Reports of your recent public statements indicate that you suggested the possibility of long-term lockdown of the residents in the city and county of Los Angeles,...
  • NFL player claims he was sexually assaulted on United Airlines flight

    05/20/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    An NFL player from New Jersey was repeatedly harassed and groped by a drug-addled female passenger aboard a United Airlines flight, according to a new lawsuit that claims the crew did nothing to stop the very inappropriate use of hands. The unnamed athlete, John Doe 1, said his ordeal began shortly after the red-eye flight departed Los Angeles for Newark Liberty International Airport on Feb. 10.
  • Should it be a crime to take pictures of accident scenes?

    05/21/2020 5:10:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    After the crash of a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and several other people last year, a bit of a scandal erupted when it was determined that one of the sheriffs responding to the scene had taken photographs of the wreckage and the bodies of the victims. Those photos leaked out into the public over social media, causing distress to the families of some of the victims. But while certainly a tasteless thing to do, it wasn’t technically illegal so there wasn’t much to be done about it. That will change in the near future if a new bill introduced in...
  • Trump Calls LA’s Plans To Stay Closed Until The End Of August A ‘Death Wish’

    05/19/2020 7:53:04 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/18/2020 | Katie Jerkovich
    President Donald Trump was asked Monday about Los Angeles county leaders’ plans to extend the shelter in place order until the end of August and he called it a “death wish.” “I mean I heard that they’re going to keep Los Angeles closed till end of August,” the president explained during his appearance at a roundtable discussion with restaurant owners at the White House, per a White House pool report. “That’s what the mayor [Eric Garcetti] wants to do.”
  • 'Illegal Aliens' Jam Phone Lines as California Offers $500 Each in Coronavirus Relief..as it asks fed. taxpayers for help paying for its $54 billion deficit.

    05/19/2020 7:19:44 AM PDT · by caww · 35 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5/19/2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Within minutes after the phone lines opened, people reported they could not get through, by 10 a.m., an hour after it opened, many of the 'phone lines crashed'. The State of California is offering $500 each to illegal aliens as part of a $75 million coronavirus relief program — even as it asks federal taxpayers for help paying for its $54 billion deficit. The governor, Gavin Newsom, announced in mid-April that the state would provide $75 million in cash assistance to the 150,000 who are selected. Philanthropic organizations and private donors pledged an additional $50 million, for another 100,000 immigrants.
  • LA Fire May Seek Help From Feds In Investigation Of Massive Fire That Injured 12 Firefighters

    05/18/2020 1:16:05 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    LAist ^ | MAY 17, 2020 | JOSIE HUANG
    The Los Angeles Fire Department said Sunday it may call on federal help for its probe into Saturday night's massive fire and explosion downtown that injured 12 firefighters, including two who remain in critical condition.
  • How Democrats Lost a House Seat in California

    05/18/2020 5:58:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 29 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | 5-18-2020 | Alexander Sammon
    No matter how you slice it, what happened in last week’s special election for California’s 25th Congressional District was not good for Democrats. In resounding fashion, Democratic hopeful Christy Smith, a state assemblywoman from Santa Clarita, was beaten by Republican defense industry executive Mike Garcia. While ballots are still being counted in what was an almost all-mail-in election, recent tallies had Garcia, a Trump endorsee, trouncing Smith by a double-digit margin .... Smith conceded quickly. There are the coronavirus caveats. Stay-at-home orders meant low turnout, which favored Garcia: older, whiter, and more-affluent voters tend to vote by mail already and...
  • Elon Musk Lists 4 More Homes For $62.5 Million

    05/17/2020 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Canyon News ^ | May 16,2020 | By Sahana Kaur -
    BEL AIR—On Thursday, May 14, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk listed four of his Bel Air mansions for a total of $62.5 million. Since this move comes a week after Musk listed two other homes in the same area, all of his Bel Air properties are now for sale for a combined total of $102 million. This barrage of listings comes shortly after he Tweeted: “I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.” When Twitter user @kulpability asked Musk if he was doing it “because you need the cash” or “to protest the world burning down,” he responded...
  • Los Angeles to require everyone to wear face masks at all times while outdoors

    05/17/2020 6:24:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 14,2020 | By Daniel Payne
    Los Angeles is requiring essentially everybody in the city wear a face covering at all times whenever outdoors, a policy Mayor Eric Garcetti says will help the local economy reopen faster. Garcetti announced the order on Wednesday evening, telling city residents: "Bring your mask with you whenever you leave your home." Children under 2, as well as a limited number of individuals with disabilities, are exempt from the order, the mayor's office said in a press release. "Face coverings help stop the spread of the virus," Garcetti, a Democrat, said in the release. "Wearing them whenever we’re away from home...
  • President Trump says 'FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL' in response to rally confrontation

    05/16/2020 6:49:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 21 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | May 16, 2020 | Kevin Vesey
    President Donald Trump retweeted a post by News 12 reporter Kevin Vesey on his experience at a rally by a Setauket conservative group. Kevin Vessey: The level of anger directed at the media from these protestors was alarming. As always, I will tell a fair and unbiased story today. Video Link
  • Democrat Lockdowns Will Ensure Trump/Republican Sweep In November

    05/16/2020 8:46:28 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 57 replies
    whatfinger ^ | 16 May 20 | Todd Wood
    Americans are growing tired of Democrat petty tyrants and their anti-Constitutional edicts. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told “Good Morning America” on Friday "it is unlikely the city will be able to fully reopen and be back to normal until a “cure” is made for the Wuhan coronavirus and distributed to the public." Democrat Lockdowns Will Ensure Trump/Republican Sweep In November. Illinois Gov.J.B. Pritzker, says only two people to a boat during the Chinese coronavirus unending emergency, no matter how big the vessel it is, no matter if the occupants are of the same household. He also says don’t ask...
  • Republican 'Superstar' Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate

    05/16/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 14, 2020 | John Gizzi
    With all the attention focused Tuesday on Republican Mike Garcia’s smashing win in the special U.S. House election in California’s 25th District (Los Angeles), it was not surprising that the national press pretty much overlooked the big Republican win for state senate in the Golden State’s 28th District (Riverside). With nearly all votes counted, conservative State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez rolled up 56 per cent of the vote over Democrat and Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero. The special election was called to fill out the remainder of the term of Republican State Sen. Jeff Stone, who resigned earlier...
  • Firefighters injured, multiple buildings on fire after explosion in downtown L.A.

    05/16/2020 8:04:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ktla ^ | May 16, 2020 | Nouran Salieh
    The blast was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., according to LAFD. Video showed dark plumes of smoke billowing over the area and flames shooting up from one of the buildings. LAFD estimated that 10 firefighters were hurt. Department spokesman Nicholas Prange told KTLA that the majority of the firefighters injured in the explosion were transported to a hospital, but no information was available on their conditions or the nature of their injuries. A medical branch was set up for treating and transporting injured firefighters, LAFD...
  • Woman Dictating LA County Shutdowns Isn’t a Medical Doctor, Paid More than $500K

    05/15/2020 7:58:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Red State ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer made news Tuesday when she told the county’s board of Supervisors that the “Safer at Home” order would almost certainly be extended for three more months when it expired May 15. Outrage ensued, and the Board of Supervisors and Ferrer herself walked back those comments. Turns out that walk-back was just a giant “psych!” because Ferrer announced the new order Wednesday – one with no expiration date. But, give her credit for being literal – it wasn’t a three-month extension. To say that the vast majority of county residents are...
  • Exercising While Masked Can Be Deadly, So Why is Eric Garcetti Insisting Upon It? (Los Angeles order)

    05/15/2020 6:00:13 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 48 replies
    RedState ^ | May 14, 2020 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Over the last 24 hours officials from both the City and County of Los Angeles announced that residents are required to wear masks whenever they’re outside of their homes, even while exercising, ignoring the fact that wearing a mask decreases the flow of air into the lungs, potentially causing serious injury or death. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his requirement first: ConcernedCitizen @VeniceSynergy #LA #LosAngeles #Safe #Garcetti heard us - https://corona-virus.la/FaceCovering #WearYourMask #StaySafe #ProtectOthers #Covid19 #CoronaVirus #Masks4All #facemask Los Angeles County officials and some mayors, including Santa Clarita’s Cameron Smyth, clarified that Garcetti’s requirement was only applicable within LA...
  • Pelosi: 'Of course' I support three more months of lockdown in Los Angeles even though it's 'inconvenient'

    05/14/2020 6:16:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/20 | Andrew Mark Miller
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed support for Los Angeles’s extension of stay-at-home orders for three more months and downplayed it as “inconvenient.” “Well, of course, I agree with the decisions of the people on the ground in their particular venue and location,” the California Democrat said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when asked about the news that Los Angeles would remain closed for three more months. “Because again, as Dr. Fauci said earlier, and I wish the president would listen to him, or hear him even, that you just cannot pretend it went away and go out there. So, yes, it’s...
  • Resistance from California Churches Threatens Shutdown Enforceability

    05/14/2020 6:04:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/20 | Nicholas Rowan
    Elected leaders in California say the state will remain shut down for the next few months, but a growing number of religious leaders are disregarding that guidance, revealing the tenuous state of the governments’ ability to enforce orders on unwilling people. California Church United, an organization which represents about 3,000 churches, announced on Tuesday its plans to open churches on May 31, no matter what Newsom says. Pastors joining the movement offered their positions on how they feel the governor has sidelined churches. “We're an essential part of this whole journey, and we've been bypassed, kicked to the curb, and...
  • Consultant Agrees to Plead Guilty to RICO Offense Related to Bribery Scheme that Enriched L.A. City Councilmember and Associates

    05/14/2020 10:12:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 13, 2020 | DOJ-Central District of California
    LOS ANGELES – A real estate development consultant has agreed to plead guilty to a federal racketeering offense for participating in a wide-ranging “pay-to-play” scheme in which developers bribed public officials – including a member of the Los Angeles City Council – to secure official acts that would benefit their projects.          George Chiang, 41, of Granada Hills, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute.          Chiang was charged with participating in the RICO conspiracy in a criminal information filed today in United States District Court. In conjunction with...
  • Moment LAPD officers are chased off the block by youths with water guns after trying to enforce social distancing rules

    05/14/2020 8:00:17 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 May 2020 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Police arrived at Pueblo Del Rio public housing project in LA purportedly to help enforce social distancing rules They were met by residents brandishing water guns who proceeded to spray them while yelling insults and telling them to leave After a few seconds, the two officers got back in their patrol car and took off Youths pelted patrol vehicle with water balloons and threw a bucket of water at an office standing in the road
  • 'LA will never be completely open until we have a cure': Mayor Eric Garcetti sends terrifying warning to Angelinos one day after health director extended county lockdown by three months

    05/13/2020 12:57:45 PM PDT · by C19fan · 111 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    The mayor of LA has sent a terrifying warning to Angelinos that 'LA will never be completely open until we have a cure', one day after the county health director extended its lockdown by three months. Mayor Eric Garcetti gave a rambling interview with Good Morning America Wednesday in which he attempted to play down the lockdown extension through to August but sparked yet further confusion among angry residents over when it will reopen. Garcetti backpedaled on comments made by LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday. She had said stay-at-home orders in LA will 'with all certainty'...