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  • Inmates with Violent Pasts Paroled Under Prop. 57

    02/19/2018 3:25:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Eric Leonard
    Prop. 57, approved by voters in 2016, promised to reduce the state's overcrowded prisons by expanding parole eligibility for nonviolent criminals, and by encouraging inmates to take part in rehabilitation, therapy, and vocational programs. The cases include those of Alfredo "Freddy" Casillas, who took part in the murder of a rival gang member in Burbank, and Luis Steven Flores, who went to prison for assault with a deadly weapon with a semi-automatic firearm, and served time for battery on a peace officer, as well as battery on another inmate. They, along with other prisoners with violent histories, became eligible for...
  • Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty to fraud charges and testify against Paul Manafort

    02/18/2018 3:13:32 PM PST · by Coronal · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 18, 2018 | Robert King
    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to plead guilty to fraud-related charges and will testify against former colleague and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to the Los Angeles Times. Gates was going to plead not guilty after being indicted in October alongside Manafort but now reportedly has reached a deal to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, the Times reported. Gates served as the deputy campaign manager for the Trump campaign. Both were indicted for hiding millions in Ukraine-based payments from U.S. authorities. The plea deal is the latest development surrounding the Mueller’s probe into Russian interference...
  • ICE arrests more than 200 in weeklong immigration sweeps across Southern California

    02/17/2018 6:18:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Chou
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 212 people and served notices to businesses in the Los Angeles area, in a five-day operation that ended Thursday, the federal agency said. Of those arrested, 195 have criminal convictions, were issued final orders of removal but did not leave the country, or re-entered illegally after being removed, ICE officials said.
  • Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

    02/18/2018 7:24:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | Feb 17, 2018
    As Marvel's latest superhero movie, "Black Panther," draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film's largely African American fans. Over the last few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see "Black Panther," the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast. "It's very unfortunate that a film that is poised to become a cultural icon is being marred by this fake news," said Darnell Hunt,...
  • The Week in Review: The Fake News Media’s Fakest Week Ever

    02/18/2018 5:36:55 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) This past week saw the fake news media have what probably was its fakest week ever – which is saying an awful lot – and here a few of the highlights: The fake news media, lacking any other negative story on which to focus in order to avoid reporting on the massive, mushrooming scandal of corruption at DOJ and the FBI, spent the first several days of the week hammering the Rob Porter story. While Porter’s likely a wife-abusing turd who needed to be fired and needs to be punished, that hardly...
  • ICE arrests 212 illegals, targets 122 businesses in LA sweep

    02/16/2018 8:25:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal deportation officers staged one of the biggest enforcement actions in years against businesses in Los Angeles this week, arresting 212 people and serving audit notices to 122 businesses who will have to prove they aren’t hiring illegal immigrants. Nearly all of those arrested were convicted criminals, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE said it targeted Los Angeles because it’s a sanctuary city, meaning it refuses to fully cooperate with federal authorities on deportations from within its jails. That means agents and officers have to go out into the community, said Thomas D. Homan, the agency’s deputy director.
  • 'Declaration of war': liberals divided as California mulls housing push

    02/14/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 14, 2018 | by Erin McCormick
    Proposal aimed at keeping up with population growth would limit cities’ power over housing, handing more control to state. The mayor of Berkeley, California, has called it “a declaration of war”. A neighborhood group in Los Angeles said it would be akin to forcing Native Americans from their land. Amid a desperate housing crisis, legislators in the Golden State have prompted an outcry with new proposals that threaten to take the rulebook that governs American city planning and throw it out the window. Their proposition: reducing cities’ power to decide what gets built and putting more control into state hands....
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Carl Bernstein: We’ve never had a president who lies like Trump

    02/11/2018 3:45:59 PM PST · by Baladas · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/2018 | Brett Samuels
    Journalist Carl Bernstein on Sunday expressed doubts that President Trump would sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, citing the president’s “compulsive, continual lying.” “I think many of us will believe it when we see him sit down with Mueller. Look, we have no reason to believe almost anything that DT says. What is so extraordinary about him and his presidency is the incessant, compulsive, continual lying,” Bernstein said on CNN. “We’ve never had a president who lies like this, certainly in the modern era. Even Nixon,” the Watergate reporter added.
  • On the dossier, did FBI have lower standards than the media? (What "standards?")

    02/10/2018 6:30:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Larry O'Connor | February 5, 2018
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: One of the more disconcerting revelations from the long-anticipated FISA memo released by the House Intelligence Committee Friday was that the FBI had barely begun a verification process of the Russian dossier when they used it to justify a FISA surveillance warrant on Carter Page. Meanwhile the media refused to publish the dossier allegations because they could not be verified. In short: The media had higher standards than the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The dossier, a compilation of political opposition research compiled at the behest of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, was peddled to multiple media outlets in...
  • GOP Voters Could Decide [California] Governor’s Race

    02/10/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    foxandhoundsdaily.com ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | By Joel Fox
    The Public Policy Institute of California poll revealed a tight race for governor between Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa with nary a Republican in sight. Yet, in the end it may be Republican voters who could choose the next governor because of California’s top two primary system. With the June primary four months away, Newsom tops the PPIC poll with 23% support from likely voters with Villaraigosa closing in at 21%. Third position also belongs to a Democrat with state Treasurer John Chiang claiming 9% just ahead of the first Republican in the poll,...
  • LAPD Submits Three Harvey Weinstein Sex Cases to District Attorney

    02/08/2018 8:28:41 PM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    http://variety.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Gene Maddaus
    The LAPD has submitted three sexual abuse cases against Harvey Weinstein to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office for possible charges, a spokesman said Thursday. No details of the allegations were released. The LAPD has previously acknowledged that it was investigating a claim that Weinstein raped an Italian model at a hotel in 2013. The LAPD also said it was investigating an allegation that Weinstein committed “lewd acts” in 2015. The LAPD submitted the three cases on Feb. 1. The D.A.’s office can choose to file a case or decline to prosecute, but it may also request additional investigation or...
  • Supreme Court's conservatives appear set to strike down union fees on free-speech grounds

    02/08/2018 7:01:41 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2018 | David G. Savage
    Paying union dues and baking a wedding cake may not seem like classic examples of free speech—except perhaps at the Supreme Court. This year, the high court is poised to announce its most significant expansion of the 1st Amendment since the Citizens United decision in 2010, which struck down laws that limited campaign spending by corporations, unions and the very wealthy.
  • Intimidating a journalist to become a federal crime

    02/08/2018 9:30:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/17 | Judi McLeod
    The Rise of the #MeToo-Toos: It would be laughable if it were not so cunning in intent: the Journalist Protection Act to protect reporters from the “toxic environment” supposedly created by President Donald Trump, who truthfully accuses media outlets like CNN of reporting “fake news”. If California Democrat Eric Swalwell gets his way—and with Maxine Waters among 12 other Congressional Democrats on his side, who’s to say he won’t—it will now be a federal crime to “intimidate” or attack journalists.
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • L.A.'s homelessness surged 75% in six years

    02/01/2018 11:06:43 AM PST · by grundle · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 1, 2018 | Gale Holland
    The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% — to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 — in the last six years... ... the city's land-use policies had reduced the availability of low-income housing... ... Los Angeles has a severe shortage of apartment units for poor people...
  • Per Twitter: Leftist Journalist Celebrates GOPers' Deadly Train Crash

    01/31/2018 11:16:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Link to his post, which he has since deleted: https://twitter.com/jonathantasini/status/958765928602157056
  • ‘I’m All For It’: DACA Immigrants Suddenly Changing Their Tune On Trump And The Border Wall

    01/28/2018 8:56:11 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Jan 27, 2018 | Chris White
    Many of the so-called Dreamers worried about their immigration status are starting to reconsider their opposition to a possible wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report Friday from the San Francisco Chronicle. President Donald Trump’s wall at the border wouldn’t be so bad, some groups are now saying, so long as it means citizenship for the nearly 700,000 people brought into the country through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “If building a wall leads us to having citizenship, then I’m all for it,” Ana Rodriguez, who works at a daycare center in California, told reporters at...
  • The L.A. Times Suppresses Obama’s Khalidi Bash Tape [October 2008]

    01/28/2018 10:36:30 AM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | October 27, 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Obama, Ayers, and PLO supporters toast Edward Said's successor, but the press doesn't think it's quite as newsworthy as Sarah Palin's wardrobe. Let’s try a thought experiment. Say John McCain attended a party at which known racists and terror mongers were in attendance. Say testimonials were given, including a glowing one by McCain for the benefit of the guest of honor … who happened to be a top apologist for terrorists. Say McCain not only gave a speech but stood by, in tacit approval and solidarity, while other racists and terror mongers gave speeches that reeked of hatred for an...
  • Minimum wage loophole written to help labor unions [liberal hypocrisy at its finest]

    01/26/2018 1:56:57 PM PST · by grundle · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    Many of the minimum wage laws passed in recent years, including in major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, include waivers allowing unionized businesses to pay their employees below the minimum. The waivers in effect make unionizing workers a low-cost option for businesses unwilling or unable to pay the new minimum wage, which in cities such as San Francisco and SeaTac, Wash., which also has a waiver, will climb as high as $15 an hour when fully phased in. In those cities, businesses can sign a collective bargaining agreement with a union that sets the wages below...