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  • Mexican Mafia crackdown: 80 charged in massive sweep (California)

    05/24/2018 3:41:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 5/23/18 | Miriam Hernandez
    LOS ANGELES - Leaders of the notorious Mexican Mafia were charged Wednesday with running a conspiracy to control drug trafficking and carry out violence ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails. The U.S. attorney's office charged 83 people tied to racketeering conspiracies that alleged they ran drugs and carried out violent assaults and even murders. "These cases have delivered a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and leaders of many of the street gangs under the control of the organization," U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said. "By taking out the gang members who control the jails, and by disrupting their communications...
  • ‘Stormy Daniels Day:’ Porn Superstar Gets Key to City of West Hollywood

    05/23/2018 6:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Itay Hod, The Wrap
    The City of West Hollywood will proclaim Wednesday, May 23 as “Stormy Daniels Day,” as Mayor John Duran and other city officials will present the adult film actress with the key to the city. Keeping up with the theme, Daniels will receive the award at Chi Chi LaRue, the erotica store on Santa Monica Boulevard. “Stormy Daniels is the most courageous woman in America right now taking on the biggest bully in the country,” Duran, told TheWrap. “Donald Trump is a continuing threat to the LGBT community and immigrants in West Hollywood. It’s going to be my great honor to...
  • Chipotle Announces Denver HQ to Relocate to California

    05/23/2018 3:47:17 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 64 replies
    KOAA News 5 ^ | 23 May 2018 | Rachael Wardwell
    DENVER - Chipotle Mexican Grill announced its moving its headquarters from Denver to Newport Beach, California. "We'll always be proud of our Denver roots where we opened our first restaurant 25 years ago. The consolidation of offices and the move to California will help us drive sustainable growth while continuing to position us well in the competition for top talent," said Brian Niccol, chief executive officer at Chipotle. The company said all work within the current Denver office will be consolidated to Chipotle's office in Columbus, Ohio or moved to the new headquarters in California. The next six months will...
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • Square paid $8million for super lawyer Hillary Smith, then she stepped down

    05/21/2018 8:11:29 PM PDT · by nwrep · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 21, 2018 | Becky Peterson
    Super-star Lawyer Ms. Hillary Smith Just 16 months after joining the $22.5 billion payments company Square as General Counsel, Hillary Smith stepped down from the role. Ms. Smith, who joined Square in 2016 with a rich $8 million compensation package, officially resigned on March 18. She'll stay on as an employee at the company through September to manage the transition. It's unclear why Smith is stepping down. She did not respond to a request for comment and Square would not provide details about the change in its top legal post.
  • The “Sensitive Matter Team”

    05/22/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    Newly-examined emails among high-ranking U.S. intel officials at the time—including then-Director James Comey and his chief of staff James Rybicki—reference a “sensitive matter team.” Based on the context of the emails, the “sensitive matter” appears to be the Trump-Russia narrative, and political opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The research— known as the “Steele dossier”— was peddled to the press and secretly used, in part, to justify controversial FBI wiretaps against at least one Trump associate. The emails were first obtained by the Justice Department Inspector General and recently turned over to the...
  • Maxine Waters Under Ethical Scrutiny, Transferring $100K to Daughter from Campaign Funds

    05/22/2018 9:23:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Western Journal ^ | May 21, 2018 | Randy DeSoto
    Democrat California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is slated to pay her daughter over $100,000 in campaign funds this election cycle ... Karen Waters ...had collected approximately $650,000 as of April for running the slate mail operation for her mother over multiple election cycles. That figure will top over $750,000 by the end of this cycle. ... The liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Waters one of the “most corrupt” members of Congress in 2011. “In the midst of a national financial catastrophe (following the 2008 stock market crash), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) used her position as...
  • Rams new stadium costs pass $4 billion, more than double any other U.S. stadium

    05/22/2018 4:47:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 17, 2018, 10:29 AM | Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner
    This new Los Angeles Rams stadium better be good. We know it will be expensive, to a record level. Sports Business Journal reported that costs for the new stadium in Inglewood have passed $4 billion. You read that right. Stadium costs have gone way up through the years, but no other stadium in the United States has come anywhere close to this. SBJ said the most expensive stadium previous to this was MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and that cost $1.7 billion. The Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is expected to cost more than $2 billion. That’s still less...
  • The FBI and Justice Dept Will 'Review' Classified Russia Probe Details With Congressional Leaders

    05/21/2018 8:47:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | May 21, 2018 | Desmond Butler and Chad Day / AP
    Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking on the handling of the probe. The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign. It’s unclear exactly what the members will be allowed to review or if the Justice Department will be providing any documents to Congress.
  • Rep. Swalwell: Ban assault weapons, buy them back

    05/21/2018 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 68 replies
    Tucker Carlson Tonight ^ | May 21 2018 | Tucker Carlson Video
    May. 21, 2018 - 6:12 - Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer.
  • 5 Women Sue USC Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Campus Gynecologist

    05/21/2018 4:19:45 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 19 replies
    Five former students at the University of Southern California filed lawsuits against the school on Monday, alleging they were abused by a former campus gynecologist while they were receiving medical treatment.
  • World Ranking Of Countries By Their Average IQ

    05/21/2018 6:20:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 106 replies
    Came across this, and found it interesting. Top 5: Hong Kong 108 Singapore 108 South Korea 106 Japan 105 China 105 Tied for 23rd place: United States 98 Bottom 5: Cameroon 64 Gabon 64 Mozambique 64 Saint Lucia 62 Equatorial Guinea 59 Make of it what you will.
  • Anti-racist barbecuers take back Oakland’s communal backyard at Lake Merritt

    05/21/2018 4:36:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jonathan Kauffman
    By 11:30 a.m. Sunday, a meaty, righteous aroma wafted up from hundreds of grills set up around the northeastern shore of Lake Merritt. Oakland barbecue stalwart Everett & Jones was flipping yard-long racks of ribs to give away. Vendors of skateboard decks airbrushed with the greats of African American history set up next to political organizers calling out for registered voters. BBQ’n While Black was barely getting started.
  • DOJ Agrees To Allow Congress To Review Requested Documents

    05/21/2018 5:23:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/21/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    The Department of Justice will allow Congress to review highly classified requested documents relating to the FBI’s investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign in conjunction with the White House and other agencies, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday. “Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign,” Sanders said. “It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a...
  • Breaking! DOJ Will Turn Over Requested Classified Documents To Congress After Trump Meeting

    05/21/2018 3:06:57 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 213 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 21, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    President Donald Trump held a meeting at the White House today with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray. ~~~ President Trump has had enough of the stonewalling and took matters into his own hands Monday.
  • Trump charges John Kelly with getting Russia probe documents to Congress

    05/21/2018 2:16:33 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2018
    President Trump left a Monday meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with an agreement on future steps to facilitate the release of Russia-probe documents to Congress. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the men "agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.” House intelligence commitee Republicans led by chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., have sought unsuccessfully to see certain documents on the FBI's probe of possible Trump...
  • Nunes: No More Talks with DOJ until It Turns Over Documents

    House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that he will refuse to meet again with the Justice Department until officials release documents he has requested about the Russia investigation. Nunes subpoenaed the Justice Department and threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress if they refuse to release files regarding a confidential FBI informant who spoke to Trump campaign associates in 2016 about Russian election meddling. The California Republican said he and his colleague Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) had a “productive” meeting with DOJ officials a few weeks ago but ignored a Friday invite to meet again when they...
  • Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under ‘Libby Schaaf Act’

    05/21/2018 9:05:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    New bill named after Oakland mayor who tipped illegal immigrants to ICE sweepTipping illegal immigrants off to a looming immigration sweep could net sanctuary city leaders jail time, under a new bill announced Monday by Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican dubbed the bill the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act, after the Oakland mayor who alerted California’s bay area to an impending sweep earlier this year, in a move that immigration officials said helped hundreds of people escape detection.
  • San Diego Sheriff's deputy arrested for groping teen at Vista Panda Express

    05/20/2018 11:10:28 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 22 replies
    ABC News 10 San Diego ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mark Saunders
    VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A 10-year San Diego Sheriff's Department employee has been arrested for groping a 14-year-old girl at a North County restaurant this year. Timothy Wilson Jr., a 32-year-old Vista detention center deputy, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of felony lewd act on a child for the March 21 incident. Wilson is accused of groping a 14-year-old girl waiting in line at the Panda Express at 20 Main Street. Another San Diego Sheriff's Department employee recognized Wilson in surveillance footage from the restaurant released this month and reported him to investigators, according to San Diego...
  • Age Regressed Golden State Killer (Vanity)

    05/20/2018 5:42:38 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 10 replies
    imgur | 5/20/2018 | self
    Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., recently arrested at his Citrus Heights California home, is the suspected Original Night Stalker, East Area Rapist, Visalia Ransacker, and Golden State Killer. His mugshot is all over the internet. I thought it would be interesting to retouch his mug to make him look a decade or more younger. Perhaps someone may recognize him from the 'younger' image that doesn't look like a broken old man who just crapped his shorts, but more like the diabolical predator he really is. Images can be viewed here. and here.