Party lines in the Legislature blur as business lobby bankrolls Dems

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Many faces have changed, but much about the California Legislature remains the same as a decade ago: Lawmakers consider thousands of bills and other measures, which frequently pass or fail strictly along party lines.

But those lines were notably fuzzier in the just-completed session compared with a decade ago, legislative voting records show.

The shift illustrates a Democratic-controlled Legislature now slightly more open to Republican positions, particularly from the business lobby. It has led to the scuttling or softening of workplace legislation sought by unions and environmental proposals on climate change, groundwater and fracking.

In the session that ended Aug. 31, any two Republican and Democratic lawmakers cast the same floor votes about three-quarters of the time, on average. During the 2005-06 session, Democrats and Republicans voted the same way about 60 percent of the time.

Assembly vote agreement 80 percent and above

All that corporate PAC money flooding into Democrats is paying off.

Source: Party lines got a little fuzzier in Legislature’s 2015-2016 session – The Sacramento Bee

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Governor Brown vetoes union-backed restrictions on paid signature gatherers…again

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A union-backed effort to change the signature-gathering process for ballot initiatives was turned away again by Gov. Jerry Brown, who argued in a veto message Thursday that the bill would do little to lessen the grip of powerful interests.

Senate Bill 1094 sought to require that proponents of a statewide initiative use non-paid volunteers to collect at least 5 percent of signatures needed to qualify their initiative.

SB 1094 “will not keep out special interests or favor volunteer signature gathering,” Brown wrote.

The bill by Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, pushed by the California Labor Federation, was similar to a measure Brown rejected in 2013, saying “the initiative process is far from perfect and monied interests have historically manipulated it at will.”

Source: Jerry Brown again vetoes union-backed restrictions on paid signature gatherers – The Sacramento Bee

Cop in El Cajon #PoliceState shooting appears to be a drunken, bigot, sex pervert too

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WTF? Someone said it was OK for this maniac to have a gun???

One of the El Cajon police officers involved in the fatal shooting Tuesday of an unarmed black man is a 21-year department veteran who was demoted last year after a fellow officer sued him and the city alleging sexual harassment.

Mayor Bill Wells identified the officer Wednesday afternoon as Richard Gonsalves, who was accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward a female officer.

Dan Gilleon, the lawyer representing Officer Christine Greer in the lawsuit, is now representing the family of Alfred Olango, who died Tuesday in the police shooting.

Olango was gunned down while holding a vape smoking device. Olango’s death sparked demonstrations and rallies, with protesters demanding police release a cellphone video of the shooting.

In the harassment lawsuit, Greer claimed Gonsalves made unwanted sexual advances toward her and sent her cellphone photographs of his genitals.

On another occasion, the lawsuit contended, Gonsalves sent her text messages saying he was drunk and wanted to have three-way sex with Greer and her wife.

Other women were also harassed by Gonsalves, according to the lawsuit.

Greer settled her lawsuit against Gonsalves and the city. In August, she filed a new one, saying Gonsalves has retaliated against her.

Gonsalves was demoted from sergeant to officer in March 2015.

This guy appears to be a drunken, bigot, sex pervert. He probably should not be allowed near a gun.

Read all the pathetic details at: Officer in El Cajon police shooting was target of sexual harassment suit – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Damn! L.A. County is like the hate crime capitol of California

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You what hate, racism, bigotry….Los Angeles County has it all, and more.

A black man and his roommates looked outside their Northridge house in January 2015 to see that a 5-by-6-foot cross had been burned on their lawn.

That April, four motorists of Armenian descent reported having their cars vandalized in North Hollywood. Two of their vehicles, which displayed the Armenian flag, had been spray-painted with the year 1915 — the year of the Armenian genocide.

Two months later, a lesbian said she was walking to a store in Whittier when two men pulled up in a car. One screamed a gay slur, shouted, “I should kill you!” and pointed a gun at her before driving away. The next day, a swastika was painted at the entrance of a Hollywood school with the words “Kill Jewish Boys.”

The incidents are among 483 hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County last year, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. After generally trending downward for seven years, hate crimes rose sharply last year and were up 24% from 2014.

WTF kind of bigot jerks live here anyway???

Feckless @SFPD spins meth story to justify the execution of homeless drug addict

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Luis Pat Gongora, the homeless man who was fatally shot by San Francisco police in April, died from six bullet wounds and had drugs in his system when he was killed, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner Office.

So what! Being a drug user is not a capitol crime, nor as being mentally ill.

The April 7 killing of 45-year-old Mexican citizen Gongora contributed to outrage among community members who saw his death as another example of a trigger-happy police force after the killing of Mario Woods on Dec. 2, 2015.

And they would be correct.

Since Gongora’s death, the Police State has released few details of the shooting even as the family has filed a civil rights lawsuit and an independent autopsy has been performed. Meanwhile, the multiple investigations into the matter continue.

The incident began after homeless outreach teams on the street, which was lined with homeless camps, called police.

The shooting happened almost immediately after police arrived, according to surveillance video that partially showed the incident.

Source: Homeless man killed by SF police in April was shot six times, had meth in his system – The San Francisco Examiner

Brown approves retirement savings plan for California workers

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Californians who work jobs without retirement benefits will automatically be enrolled in a savings plan under a bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday.

The new law requires employers who do not provide pensions or retirement savings plans for their workers to enroll employees in the state plan — putting 3 percent of their wages into an account. Employees have the option of opting out of they choose.

The California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust would invest those contributions in low-risk and long-term investments on behalf of the workers, who could increase or decrease how much they set aside at any time.

Unlike CalPERS, the bill says the state and employers are not liable if savings plans lose money in a bad market or due to a poor investment.

When the employee retires, they could take all of their money out of the plan or convert it into monthly income.

The bill’s author, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, said too many workers are forced to retire only after they can no longer physically work.

Feckless opponents of the bill questioned whether the state should take on another retirement obligation. It was a lame argument, for sure, but it was the only one the 1%ers could come up with.

The financial services industry lobbied against the bill, saying a state-run plan would hurt companies that offer retirement savings accounts to people who don’t have them through their employer.

That’s a laugh, as if banks care about their customers….just ask Wells Fargo.

Source: Newly signed law creates retirement savings for 7 million workers – San Francisco Chronicle

#RoKhanna’s despicable campaign crimes take center stage in South Bay congressional race

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The increasingly vicious free-for-all between Democrats Mike Honda and Ro Khanna for Honda’s South Bay congressional seat is a reminder that family fights are often the nastiest.

Speaking in Santa Clara Wednesday night, Khanna accused Honda of likely committing perjury in a suit he filed last week against Khanna and his campaign.

“It will come out that Michael Honda himself may have committed perjury,” Khanna told the 20 or so people who came out for his 90-minute town hall meeting at Maywood Park. “It’s sad that he’s gone to that length, but he’s desperate.”

Nice try.

Earlier in the week, the 75-year-old Honda compared Khanna, 40, to “radical Republicans or Russian hackers,” for what the congressman has alleged was the cybertheft of campaign financial documents by Khanna’s former campaign manager.

Khanna “has shown a complete disregard for the law and cannot be trusted,” Honda said in a statement, arguing that the Fremont attorney “is unfit to represent this district.”

Honda is right.

Honda’s lawsuits link Khanna to what Honda’s campaign team says was the theft of the personal data of more than 10,000 of the congressman’s financial supporters from a private computer server.

Brian Parvizshahi, who allegedly accessed Honda’s financial files from a former employer, was gone as Khanna’s campaign manager hours after the suits were reported.

Our view, Khanna should withdraw from the race and apologize for his campaign’s criminal behavior.

Source: Repeat Dem-on-Dem Congress race rougher this time around – San Francisco Chronicle

Brown signs baño bill….much ado about nothing

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Forget the men’s room and the women’s room – gender will no longer matter when using single-stall public bathrooms in California.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that will require restrooms for single users to be designated all-gender, California’s latest move to bolster transgender rights.

Yawn, this isn’t that big a deal really. Men and women will not be sharing restroom facilities together under this new law. So stop panicking all you right-wing whack-jobs.

Brown vindicated advocates who have made the right to use bathrooms matching their gender identities a new front in LGBT politics.

Earlier this week, Brown authorized legislation banning official state travel to states that discriminate against LGBT people.

Pointing to the widespread discrimination and disproportionate risk of violence transgender people face, California legislators signed a pledge this year committing them to safeguarding the rights of transgender people.

Source: Single-user public bathrooms will be all-gender in California – The Sacramento Bee

Brown delivers a blow to the #PoliceState, signs @HollyJMitchell asset forfeiture bill

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation limiting the civil asset forfeiture process that allows police to seize property from suspected criminals.

Senate Bill 443 will require California law enforcement agencies to obtain convictions in order to keep property taken during criminal investigations even when working jointly with federal authorities that do not share that obligation.

Current law allows police to seize cash assets only if the amount exceeds $25,000. The law Brown signed will raise that threshold to $40,000.

Brown signed the measure without comment.

Source: California will restrict asset seizures by police – The Sacramento Bee

Brown veto screws poor kids, helps teachers unions

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The bill, carried by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, and backed by a broad coalition of education reform and civil rights groups, would have tightened the State Board of Education’s “multiple measures” approach to overseeing how local schools are spending extra state aid meant to help poor and “English-learner” students.

Weber, et al., believe that without tight oversight, centered on academic test results, extra funds may not be concentrated on closing the gap between “high-needs” kids and more privileged classmates.

That puts them at odds with the education establishment, which wants only soft accountability, and Brown, who espouses “subsidiarity,” which he defines as trusting local school officials to act responsibly.

Brown sided with teachers unions and screwed the kids.

Read all the details at: Brown’s veto blocks tighter oversight of school money for poor kids – The Sacramento Bee

More disgrace for #CalFire

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Now it’s cheating on tests? What else can go wrong at Cal Fire???

The effort, appears to have run afoul of rigid state rules governing state worker study groups. It wasn’t open to all, and it included testing insight from some of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s most successful executives.

One of the group’s original members said the result was an unethical advantage for favored fire officers.

“It’s been vetted. It’s been through exams and shown to work. It’s giving you all those answers. All you have to do is memorize,” said Mike Ramirez, an ousted Cal Fire assistant chief who was part of the original study group.

Documents from that invite-only stash managed by Cal Fire Northern Region Chief Scott Upton included suggested answers to possible test questions the group brainstormed.

It also included primers on some of the wide range of legal, administrative and tactical skills that a Cal Fire chief would be expected to master.

Ramirez’s disclosure of the study materials comes as Cal Fire embarks on a $4 million program to improve its professional standards. The department received the extra money to clean up its personnel policies in the wake of an investigation that uncovered cheating, inappropriate sexual activity and drinking-on-the-job at Cal Fire’s academy in Ione.

It also added an additional hiring review unit earlier this year, giving the department one more check on the firefighters it advances around the state.

Source: Exclusive study group helped Cal Fire officers advance – The Sacramento Bee

Crime Wave: @ScottJonesCA7 flooded Sacramento County with whack-jobs carrying guns

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It can’t get any worse than this.

About six months after Hun Chu Saelee obtained a concealed carry weapon permit from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 2012, he reached into the trunk of his car during an argument outside a San Francisco Halloween party, pulled out a .45-caliber handgun and shot a stranger in the head, leaving him in a coma, according to police.

Saelee is one of roughly 8,000 Sacramento County residents who have been issued concealed carry permits since Sheriff Scott Jones took office in 2011.

Dozens of people with Jones-issued permits who have been arrested in and had their permits revoked.

As of February of this year, more than 150 permits have been revoked for a variety of reasons, including arrests and other contact with law enforcement that didn’t lead to arrest, such as making threats or misusing a weapon.

That’s more than any other law enforcement agency in California.

Many of those whose permits were revoked were charged with felonies, including some, like Saelee, for crimes involving firearms.

Each had taken advantage of an unprecedented wave of permits issued after Jones was elected.

If you’re a whack-job and you want a gun, Sheriff Scott Jones is your man.

Source: Sacramento sheriff revokes dozens of concealed carry permits following arrests, gun crimes – The Sacramento Bee

Feckless Federal Prison Industries produced 100K defective helmets for our troops

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A scathing report of a joint investigation by the Justice Department’s Inspector General and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service found that the Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Prison Industries (FPI) produced more than 100,000 combat helmets that were defective and would “likely cause serious injury or death to the wearer.”

As the Financial Times wrote, “Few pieces of equipment are as important to ground troops as helmets, which provide ballistic and impact protection and can be used as platforms for mounting sophisticated electronic devices. But as a new Justice Department Inspector General summary report documents, [FPI] cut corners, used degraded or unauthorized materials, and cheated on inspections as they produced next-generation combat helmets.”

The prison officials pre-selected helmets for inspection, switched and altered serial numbers, and filed fraudulent documents to hide the defects. Worse, the prison staff instructed inmates to forge manufacturing documents falsely claiming that all the helmets had passed inspection and met contract specifications. They threatened to punish the inmates if they did not comply.

This shocking example of fraud and shoddy workmanship on equipment intended for U.S. armed forces is not an isolated incident. For years military leaders have complained that FPI delivers products that are defective and far behind schedule.

Read all the chilling details at: Federal prisoners producing faulty combat helmets endangering troops – Washington Times

Another California gun lobby #EpicFail: ‘Veto Gunmageddon’ group fails to qualify referendum

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Just how stupid are the gun lobbyists in California? One can only assume they’re pretty stupid.

Three days before the deadline, the head of a referendum drive aimed at overturning six new gun control laws announced it will fall far short of collecting enough signatures to qualify the measures for the ballot.

Barry Bahrami, who organized the drive, blamed apathy among California gun owners and difficult requirements for qualifying referenda.

Seriously? Barry, you screwed up so you’re blaming gun owners, the people who have pumped millions of their hard-earned dollars into California’s futile gun lobby over the last three decades? Seriously???

Qualifying a referendum is done all the time. The process is basic political blocking and tackling. The gun lobby just couldn’t handle it and now gun owners end up losers…again.

Bahrami said those involved in the campaign now will turn their attention to working towards drafting a possible initiative for the 2018 ballot to protect gun owners rights. Maybe they should hire someone who actually knows what they’re doing?

No doubt the gun lobby in California will screw this up too.

Source: ‘Veto Gunmageddon’ group fails to qualify ballot measures to repeal new gun control laws – LA Times

Are police officers too dumb to handle firearms?

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Southern California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns — weapons that often wind up on the street.

How dumb can you get?

A Southern California News Group investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement.

Dozens of these weapons wound up on the hands of criminals, and some were involved in crimes. In Northern California, a missing police gun was used in a suspected murder.

But the number of guns known to be missing or stolen is almost certainly a fraction of the actual number that have made the jump from police agency to street. Not every department audits its weaponry. If they did, they’d find they were missing more guns.

Maybe the police aren’t smart enough to be given the responsibility of handling firearms? Maybe they’re just too dumb?

Read the frightening details at: “If police departments were gun dealers, they’d go out of business for the way they keep inventory” – Los Angeles Daily News.

 

Ooops! Debate costs @HillaryClinton votes in swing state of North Carolina

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Kae Roberts and Jay Eardly were leaning toward Hillary Clinton before Monday night’s debate.

By the end, they had both pulled away.

John Kokos and Hank Federal were undecided going in, potential Clinton backers.

By the end, they’d ruled her out.

Clinton supporters claim she won the first general-election debate with Donald Trump on Monday, however reality may be somewhat different.

She may even have lost some, at least in the battleground state of North Carolina.

In a focus group of 21 voters from around Charlotte conducted by McClatchy and The Charlotte Observer, voters who had been up for grabs before the debate had moved away from her by the end.

For the voters who emerged less impressed by Clinton, it was the seeming familiarity of her proposals for the economy and national security that was a turnoff.

Get all the details at: Presidential debate: Clinton wins polls but loses votes in swing state of North Carolina – The Charlotte Observer

Mentally ill make up a huge market share for #BigTobacco

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One of the great public health triumphs of the past century has been the steady decrease in cigarette smoking. Yet there is one group that has not benefited from this progress: persons with mental illness.

Persons with mental illnesses, such as depression, bipolar disease, schizophrenia and chronic anxiety, as well as those with substance-use disorders including alcohol abuse or heroin addiction, smoke at rates two-to-three times the national average.

As a consequence, smokers with mental illnesses consume 40 percent of all cigarettes sold in this country, despite accounting for only about 20 percent of the population.

Heavy smoking comes with a huge cost — persons with mental illness die 10 to 15 years earlier than the general population and most of those premature deaths are from smoking-related illnesses such as heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, and chronic lung disease.

Source: A hidden epidemic — among smokers with mental illness – San Francisco Chronicle

After getting his ass beat, #PieMan continues to act like a jerk

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The idiot Pie Man, the Occupy protester who assaulted Mayor Kevin Johnson with a pie during a charity dinner last week did not enter a plea for a felony charge of assaulting a public official and a misdemeanor charge of battery on school property during his arraignment hearing Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday night, Sean Thompson went to the Sacramento City Council meeting to address the mayor and his colleagues on the dais.

Subject to a restraining order, Thompson had to keep his distance from Johnson. Supporters wore yellow T-shirts that said “coconut cream pie, the people’s pie.”

In his brief remarks near the end of the meeting, Thompson lamented what he said was the council’s ignoring of the homeless, minorities and Sacramento’s struggling working class.

He cited the shooting of a black mentally ill man, Joseph Mann, by police officers in July as an example of the city’s woes.

Pie Man doesn’t get it. Acting like a jerk won’t make Sacramento a better place.

Read more at: Pie-wielding activist calls arena a circus and mayor a clown at council meeting – The Sacramento Bee

Russian hackers continue their attacks on @HillaryClinton and @TheDemocrats

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It appears that clever Russian hackers own Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

The FBI is now investigating attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month.

The revelation underscores the widening scope of the U.S. criminal inquiry into cyber attacks on Democratic Party organizations, including the presidential campaign of its candidate, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

U.S. officials have said they believe those attacks were orchestrated by hackers backed by the Russian government.

Russia has dismissed allegations it was involved in cyber attacks on the organizations.

The more recent attempted phone hacking also appears to have been conducted by Russian-backed hackers.

If they were successful, hackers could have been able to acquire a wide range of data from targeted cellphones, including call data, text messages, emails, photos and contact lists.

Source: FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: sources – Reuters

Judge nails Anaheim #Islamic who tried to join ISIS – 30 years in the slammer

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An Islamic from Anaheim who tried to fly out of the country to join the Islamic State was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for conspiring to aid the foreign terrorist group.

The Islamic, Nader Salem Elhuzayel, was also convicted of running a banking scheme to bankroll his planned trip to the Middle East.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter handed down his sentence at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana. “There is no remorse,” Carter said of Elhuzayel. “There is just death and destruction.”

The judge particularly noted Elhuzayel’s apparent aim to become a martyr. Even after his prison sentence, the judge ordered that Elhuzayel must remain on supervised release for the rest of his life. “What is striking to this court is the fact you were willing to die,” Carter said.

Elhuzayel’s clueless family reacted with disbelief to the judge’s decision. His mother, Falak, exclaimed “there is no justice in this country, no justice whatsoever” as she left the courtroom.“

He is a peace-loving human being,” said Nader Elhuzayel’s father, Salem, outside the courtroom. “We experienced a miscarriage of justice.”

WTF mom? Your son is an Islamic killer. What did you expect?

Read the whole story at: Anaheim man who tried to join ISIS gets 30 years in prison – The Orange County Register

Ruthless @ElCajonPolice execute mentally ill African-American man

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If you’re mentally ill, African-American, and in El Cajon, odds are good you’ll end up dead.

That’s what happened when El Cajon police officers met up with an African-American man earlier in the day.

The man has not been formally identified.

Chief Jeff Davis said a video taken by a bystander showed the incident but that the department declined to release it at this time.

One officer fired a Taser and another fired rounds from his handgun. No weapon was recovered at the scene.

The shooting sparked protests in the San Diego County city, with friends of the man’s family saying he suffers from a mental illness and did not pose a threat to the officers.

A crowd of about 30 people gathered at the shooting scene. By the evening, the crowd grew to about 100 people, including community leaders and members of local churches.

Most of the demonstrators voiced concerns that the shooting was racially motivated.

Police received three calls about a man acting “erratically” near a strip mall on Broadway near Mollison Avenue shortly after 2 p.m., El Cajon police Lt. Rob Ransweiler said. One caller told them the man was walking in traffic, he said.

El Cajon police officers are not equipped with body-worn cameras.

More at: Fatal shooting of black man by El Cajon police sparks outrage, protests – LA Times

The @FBI says murders surged in 2015, validating @realDonaldTrump

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All the gun control money can buy, and the U.S. has become a nation of death.

The country’s murder rate jumped more last year than it had in nearly half a century, newly released federal crime data showed.

The data, part of an annual report released on Monday by the F.B.I., showed that the murder rate rose 10.8 percent across the United States in 2015, part of a nearly 4 percent increase in violent crime.

Fueling the surge in murders was street violence in a handful of major cities, notably Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, where most of the victims were young African-American males.

The F.B.I. reported that guns were used in nearly three-quarters of the nation’s 15,696 murders during 2015. So how’s that gun control thing working for you now?

More at: U.S. Murders Surged in 2015, F.B.I. Finds – The New York Times

California finally decides child sex slaves will no longer be arrested…it’s about time!

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation decriminalizing prostitution for minors.

Ya think? WTF took these morons in Sacramento so long?

By prohibiting law enforcement from arresting people under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, Senate Bill 1322 effectively shields those young people from criminal penalties.

Duh??? Because almost all of them are victims?

Naturally the Police State hated this….too bad for them, great news for sexual abuse victims.

Details at: Minors won’t be arrested for prostitution in California – The Sacramento Bee

The #Islamics blow up dozens in Baghdad

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You need more evidence that Islam is the problem…well here you go.

Separate suicide bombings ripped through busy commercial areas in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 17 civilians.

The deadliest attack took place in the eastern New Baghdad neighborhood, where a bomber approached a gathering of construction workers and set off his explosives-laden vest, killing 11 civilians. At least 28 were wounded.

Hours later, another suicide bomber blew himself up in an outdoor market in the southwestern neighborhood of Bayaa, killing six shoppers and wounding 21 others.

Source: Iraq: IS Bombings in Baghdad Kill at Least 17 Civilians – ABC News

Silicon Valley #Racism: @PalantirTech hit with charges

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The bigots in Silicon Valley are at it again.

The Labor Department is suing prominent Silicon Valley data company Palantir Technologies to end what it alleges is a pattern of discrimination against Asian job applicants.

The lawsuit filed Monday with the Labor Department’s Office of Administrative Law Judges is also seeking compensation including lost wages for Asian job applicants, the department said.

Palantir is a notoriously secretive data-analytics company valued by private investors at about $20 billion.

The Labor Department said it filed the administrative lawsuit after being unable to resolve the case with Palantir. At risk are Palantir’s existing government contracts. It could also be barred from future federal contracts.

The lawsuit stems from a compliance review by the OFCCP that found that starting in January 2010, Palantir’s hiring practices routinely discriminated against Asian applicants for software engineering jobs.

Asian applicants were routinely eliminated in the resume screening and telephone interview phases of hiring despite being as qualified as white applicants, the Labor Department alleges.

Facebook and Twitter have both been sued for discrimination by Asian-American women. Both companies deny the charges.

Read all about Silicon Valley’s white elites at: Palantir charged with discriminating against Asians

Poll: Voters all over the place on tax measures

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California’s likely voters solidly support a fall initiative to extend higher income taxes on top earners, while a separate proposal to boost state taxes on tobacco is clinging to a majority vote, according to a new survey released Monday.

The statewide Field/IGS Poll found Proposition 55, which would prolong for a dozen years 2012 income tax increases on some of the state’s highest-earning residents, was leading by 2-to-1 among likely voters, 60 percent to 30 percent.

Proposition 56, a bid to hike by $2 a pack state taxes on cigarettes, is drawing the backing of 53 percent of voters. Forty percent oppose the tax increase, and 7 percent remain undecided.

Get all the details at: California income tax hike has wide lead, fewer back $2-a-pack tobacco tax increase – The Sacramento Bee

The Police State comes down even harder on using your phone in the car

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed Assembly Bill 1785, significantly expanding California’s restrictions on the use of mobile phones behind the wheel.

The measure forbids drivers from “holding and operating” their devices for any reason, though it does include an exception for functions that require only “the motion of a single swipe or tap of the driver’s finger,” as long as the phone is mounted on the windshield or dashboard of the car.

Enjoy your Police State California.

Source: California expands restrictions for phone use while driving – The Sacramento Bee

Orange County Sheriff ignores judge, hides evidence in death penalty case

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She is a hideous sub-human police state thug and an Orange County superior court judge has had just about enough of her.

Judge Thomas M. Goethals has gone ballistic over the fact that Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens continues to disobey a January 2013 discovery order in a pending death penalty case that exposed widespread law enforcement corruption and prompted calls for a U.S. Department of Justice probe.

“When should I expect full compliance with my lawful orders?” Judge Thomas M. Goethals asked Deputy County Counsel Elizabeth Pejeau, who represents Hutchens whose department has continually hidden embarrassing, key evidence in People v. Scott Dekraai and sent deputies to court where they’ve committed perjury to cover up illegal acts. “Three and a half years isn’t enough time?”

Pejeau conceded the sheriff and her staff repeatedly had been tardy turning over records—a laughable understatement.

Meanwhile, Hutchens and other police officials act as if they can pick and chose which court orders they will obey.

Enjoy your Police State.

Read OC Weekly’s great piece on this case at: California Judge Tires Of Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’ Refusal To Obey Orders In Death Penalty Case – OC Weekly

After screwing thousands, @WellsFargo’s rat #POS CEO walked away with millions

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When Wells Fargo & Co. Chief Executive John Stumpf eventually departs from his post atop the San Francisco banking giant, he could walk away with nearly $195 million in cash, stock and other compensation, a review of the bank’s regulatory filings show.

Stumpf also has nearly $20 million in accrued pension benefits and an additional $4.2 million in the company’s 401(k) plan. His annual salary of $2.8 million.

Washington state mall killer an #Islamic whack-job

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The politically correct police had no comment on the suspect’s religious beliefs.

Naturally.

However a disturbing portrait began to emerge Sunday of Arcan Cetin, the man suspected of killing five people at a Washington state mall, but authorities appeared no closer to determining the motive for the crime.

Seriously? You’ve got to be kidding…! You don’t know the motive? WTF???

Cetin, 20, who came to the United States from Turkey as a child, was Cascade Mall shooting suspect Arcan Cetin at Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon, Wash., on Sept. 24.described by authorities as having called out women’s names as he allegedly killed them in a hail of bullets Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

Cetin had been repeatedly charged with domestic violence and was under a court order prohibiting him from possessing a gun.

As if gun laws would stop a criminal psychopath like Cetin.

If Cetin is the sum of these parts, it may be a challenge to determine what could have driven him to commit the crimes he’ll probably be charged with Monday.

A challenge only for the politically correct Police State. Normal people know this is all about Islam.

Read how the LA Times downplays the Islamic terror angle at: A portrait of violence emerges of suspect in Washington state mall killings – LA Times

Ruthless farmers sucking water out of the San Joaquin Valley aquifer at record levels

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Drive through rural Tulare County and you’ll hear it soon enough, a roar from one of the hundreds of agricultural pumps pulling water from beneath the soil to keep the nut and fruit orchards and vast fields of corn and alfalfa lush and green under the scorching San Joaquin Valley sun.

Well water is keeping agriculture alive in Tulare County – and much of the rest of the San Joaquin Valley – through five years of California’s historic drought. Largely cut off from the supplies normally delivered via canals by the federal and state water projects, farmers have been drilling hundreds of feet into the ground to bring up the water they need to turn a profit.

Two years after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill designed to limit groundwater pumping, new wells are going in faster and deeper than ever. Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone, the highest number on record. That was five times the annual average for the previous 30 years, according to a Sacramento Bee analysis of state and local data.

In California, if you’re weak, you pay

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Jerry Brown’s philosophy on taxes goes something like this. “The best tax is one that 99 percent of the voters don’t pay,” acknowledging that he took advantage of that tendency in 2012 when he persuaded voters to raise taxes on the wealthy, making the state even more dependent on their unpredictable investment gains.

A November ballot measure, Proposition 55, would extend that dangerous dependency on the rich for another 12 years, and its strong lead in the polls is a testament to the cynical validity of Brown’s observation about voters’ willingness to approve taxes that they won’t be paying themselves.

However, some go even further, seeking taxes on those who have absolutely no power to protest, even at the polls.

Source: Tax boosts that target the powerless – The Sacramento Bee

Rat San Jose cop helped gang-bangers

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A San Jose police officer linked to Vietnamese organized crime was arraigned Thursday on charges he leaked police intelligence to gang members.

Derrick Antonio, 34, was charged with five counts of unauthorized computer access — involving police databases — and one count of being an accessory to a crime after the fact. All of the charges are appended with gang enhancements that increase potential penalties and jail time.

Naturally, because he’s a cop, Antonio is free on bail. Anyone else would still be rotting in a cell.  Of course, Antonio is on paid administrative leave too. He has been since June after his name came up during the investigation. How about that taxpayers!

The charges against Antonio stem from allegations that on five different occasions, he accessed the SJPD computer system to leak investigative information to gang members. He is also charged with feeding information to them after an unspecified gang assault.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Enjoy your Police State.

Read all about Antonio’s shameless activity at: San Jose cop charged with aiding Vietnamese gangsters

#PoliceState releases video of #KeithScott’s extra-constitutional execution

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Videos released Saturday by the Charlotte police department of the fatal encounter between Keith Scott and officers do little to answer some of the most significant questions about the shooting.

Police State authorities have said an African-American officer shot Scott, who was black, when he made a threatening move with a gun.

Saturday, police released photos of a pistol and ankle holster they claim they recovered at the scene.

Scott’s family has said he had no gun, that he was reading a book and was being non-aggressive when police were surrounding him.

Neither police dashcam nor body-camera footage shows Scott pointing a gun at police officers.

The release comes one day after a video recorded by Keith Scott’s widow was released publicly.

Her video shows the moments leading up to the killing of her husband.

She tells police that her husband has a traumatic brain injury as they scream for him to put down a gun.

Scott’s widow released her cell phone recording of the shooting on Friday.
“Don’t shoot him. He has no weapon,” Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying in the footage.

“He doesn’t have a gun. He has a TBI (traumatic brain injury),” Rakeyia Scott says. “He’s not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine.”

Scott’s family has said he was disabled after being in a near-death motorcycle crash last year.

Rakeyia Scott’s video continues through the sound of the four gunshots and the immediate aftermath.

Enjoy your Police State.

Source: CNN

#Islamic who shot up Seattle mall arrested

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The Islamic who shot up a Seattle mall has been arrested.

The sheriff’s office in neighboring Island County said the 20-year-old suspect, Arcan Cetin, was apprehended in Oak Harbor, about 30 miles west of the Burlington crime scene.

This POS killed five people.

According to his Facebook page, Cetin is a 2015 graduate of Oak Harbor High and is a native of Turkey, favoring the nickname “The Turk.” Arcan Cetin

The politically correct police originally speculated from blurry security video that the shooting suspect was Latino, which was widely reported.

Nice try, but everyone else on the planet knew he was an Islamic.  Cetin was a Turkish immigrant who gained full American citizenship.

Four female victims died at the scene, and a man later succumbed to his injuries.

Politically correct investigators said that though it was too early to ascribe a motive to the assault, there was no indication at this stage that the killings were an act of terrorism.

However anyone with a brain knows this was all because of Islam.

Read the whole story at: Suspect arrested in deadly Washington state mall shooting, authorities say

How climate change laws have reshaped California

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Just past noon on a broiling Central Valley day, the strain on California’s electrical grid is rising with the temperature.

Inside the control room that runs the grid, on the outskirts of Folsom, a yellow line on a glowing wall of data squiggles steadily higher, then hits a stable plateau. It marks the amount of renewable electricity surging onto the system as the fierce sun fires up solar power plants scattered across the state.

More than 27 percent of California’s demand for electricity at this moment is being met by renewable sources — primarily the sun, the wind and the Earth’s own heat.

Just a few short years ago, that would have been considered astonishing. Now it happens on a regular basis. Next summer, the percentage will be even higher. State law requires that California get 33 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2020 and 50 percent 10 years later.

Source: Climate change law has reshaped California in 10 years

The Harris v. Sanchez race is just plain boring

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The duel between Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez is California’s first for a vacant U.S. Senate seat in 24 years, and also the first statewide race between two candidates of the same party under California’s top-two primary system.

The dynamics of the latter factor appear to be overshadowing the former.

Ordinarily, an open Senate seat in the nation’s most populous state would draw big-time attention from politicians, the media and voters. But so far, it’s been the antithesis of exciting, or even interesting.

Source: U.S. Senate candidates Harris and Sanchez putting voters to sleep

Vote Yes on Proposition 61

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A closely watched California prescription drug-pricing initiative is leading 3-1 with likely voters, but a third of those surveyed remain undecided, according to a new statewide Field-IGS Poll.

That’s good news.

The survey shows 50 percent of likely voters are inclined to vote yes on Proposition 61, while 16 percent say they’re likely to vote no.

Thirty-four percent aren’t taking either side. Lets hope they come around.  This is an important initiative that if passed, will help save lives.

“This proposition is starting out way, way ahead,” said Mark DiCamillo, director of the poll. “Californians are initially supportive of the intention of the initiative, which is to take some kind of action against rising prescription drug prices.”

The California Drug Price Relief Act would require the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs pays for the same medication.

The federal agency negotiates drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, paying on average one-quarter less for drugs than other government agencies.

California isn’t an ATM for the drug industry. They have done enough harm here already.

Vote yes on Proposition 61.

Read more on this poll at: CA prescription drug measure has big, early lead

When Dems do crimes: Probe into Brown, PUC, PG&E begins

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The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has launched a formal probe into allegations of corruption and a cozy tangle of close ties involving Gov. Jerry Brown and his top aides, the scandal-scarred state Public Utilities Commission and power behemoths such as PG&E and Southern California Edison, the agency disclosed Friday.

“The Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate the California Democratic Party for alleged violations,” the FPPC wrote in a letter, dated Friday, to Consumer Watchdog, a group that has published an extensive report entitled “Brown’s Dirty Hands” that investigated what the group claims is a web of connections and influence involving state officials, government regulators and California’s biggest utilities.

Word of the investigation raises questions about Brown’s connection to what is now a well-documented set of cozy arrangements between the PUC and big utilities and comes amid allegations of the PUC’s lazy oversight of the state’s power companies, a culture of lax supervision that federal investigators have concluded contributed to a fatal explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

Details at: Probe into Brown’s ties to PUC, PG&E

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of police guns missing….nobody cares

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California police agencies regularly lose track of all manner of firearms, from high-powered rifles and grenade launchers to standard service handguns – weapons that often wind up on the street.

An Orange County Register investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border found that over the past five years at least 329 firearms were lost by or stolen from law enforcement agencies.

Nothing has been done about it.

Dozens of these weapons wound up in the hands of criminals – and some were involved in crimes.

The number of guns missing isn’t a high priority for the Police State. Remember, the protect and serve themselves, you are the enemy.

Every gun dealer in California is required to know where every gun is at all times. Why aren’t these police departments holding themselves to at least these standards?

Enjoy your Police State.

Read more frightening details at: Police might not know where their guns are, and the law says that’s OK – The Orange County Register

Labor Commission nails L.A. garment industry

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Eighteen garment companies received fines of more than $682,000 for violating labor laws, state regulators announced.

The businesses, all based in Los Angeles, were inspected this month by the California labor commissioner’s office.

The inspections revealed that the companies did not have workers’ compensation insurance, failed to give employees itemized time sheets showing hours on the job, or did not properly register with the state.

State law requires that all garment manufacturers register with the state in order to do business.

Los Angeles has long been a mecca for illicit garment companies, which often pay workers below the minimum wage, doctor their hours and refuse to pay for overtime.

Source: California labor commission fines illegal garment businesses – LA Times

San Francisco candidate running for Supervisor sought donations from subordinates

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San Francisco school board member Sandra Lee Fewer, who is running for city supervisor, individually solicited campaign contributions from school district administrators and teachers.

Fewer, one of 10 candidates on the ballot in District One (Richmond District), acknowledged this week she asked at least two school district employees to attend an April fundraising dinner, but said she couldn’t recall if there were others.

Two other school workers, including interim Superintendent Myong Leigh, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Fewer asked them to participate in the event, which required a minimum $100 donation.

Leigh donated $200 to Fewer’s campaign that day, after previously giving $100. All told, school district employees donated nearly $4,000 to Fewer’s campaign at the April dinner.

Fewer said in phone and email interviews that she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong. She noted that school district workers routinely donate to local candidates.

One district employee who recalled being contacted by Fewer described feeling pressured to attend the fundraiser because the request came from a board member with oversight of budgets, contracts, policies and programs. The person declined to be identified out of concern for potential repercussions.

Get all the details at: SF supe candidate Fewer sought donations from subordinates – San Francisco Chronicle

WTF? It’s about time: California lightens up on birth control pills

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California will drop its prohibition on pharmacies providing any more than a three-month supply of birth control pills.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing allotments of up to a year.

Seriously? We needed a law for this? WTF???!!!

Naturally, the bill was opposed by the California Catholic Conference and Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies, according to a legislative analysis.

Brown signed the bill without comment. What is there to say?

Details at: California relaxes restriction on birth control refills – The Sacramento Bee

Dems busted for taking secret money from #BigOil

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The Fair Political Practices Commission is launching an investigation into the California Democratic Party after an advocacy group alleged the party acted as a middleman to funnel donations from oil and energy companies to Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 re-election campaign.

The FPPC informed Consumer Watchdog of its investigation of the group’s allegations Friday. The group issued a report in August alleging that energy companies donated $4.4 million to the Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party gave $4.7 million to Brown’s re-election between 2011 and 2014.

Consumer Watchdog said many of the donations were timed around important decisions related to the industry.

No surprise here. It’s how the Democrats roll…trash the oil industry publicly then secretly take their money under the table.

The group has alleged that energy companies gave money to the party to give to Brown in an effort to skirt campaign contribution limits for candidates.

It also argues that Brown, who has championed efforts to combat climate change, may not have wanted to be associated with funds from oil companies.

More details on this scam at: Political watchdog launches probe into California Democratic Party over Jerry Brown donations – The Sacramento Bee

Feckless Shell Oil nailed for lying about environmental cleanup claims

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The rats who run Shell Oil Co. have been nailed by a private whistleblower over false claims. Shell Oil Co. has forfeited a chance to collect up to $150 million from a state-run fund that reimburses oil companies for cleaning up leaking underground storage tanks.

Besides losing out on the potential reimbursements, Shell will pay $20 million in penalties under a settlement announced Friday by California officials, bringing the total cost to as much as $170 million.

The whistleblower will collect a portion of the $20 million.Shell and its Equilon Enterprises LLC subsidiary were essentially accused of double billing – collecting insurance proceeds and then submitting claims to a mammoth cleanup fund run by the State Water Resources Control Board.

“They were getting reimbursement for cleanup costs from an insurer,” said Andrew DiLuccia, spokesman for the water board. Under the settlement announced Friday, the state is disallowing claims by Shell covering 100 underground tanks, worth up to $150 million in potential total reimbursements.

Shell is the third oil company in the past two years to settle with the state over false claims allegedly submitted to the storage tank fund. The Shell settlement is by far the largest.

Read the whole story at: Shell Oil could lose millions over false California environmental cleanup claims – The Sacramento Bee

Racist @SJSU in the news again

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Two students at a San Jose Sate scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said.

The swastikas were found at two separate dormitories that mostly house first-year students at San Jose State University.

Next to one of the swastikas was scrawled “Admit One Jew,” President Mary Papazian said in a statement emailed to all students Thursday.

She said police have identified the student responsible and “determined that this act, while bias-based, targeted no one in particular and is not by definition a hate crime.”

Not a hate crime? WTF!!!???

The other swastika was drawn on a white board in a common area of another dormitory.

A university spokeswoman, Pat Harris, said the school was considering sanctions against the students that could result in expulsion.

“Considering action?” “Could result in suspension?” Seriously San Jose State. This is the best you can do?

See: Northern California college students vandalize dorms with swastikas – Fox News

Need more proof pols in #OrangeCounty are crooks??? Here you go…

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Only a week after Irvine City Councilman Jeff Lalloway threatened to sue Orange County over its proposed 100-acre development near the Great Park, County Supervisor Todd Spitzer is seeking to hire him under a $190,000 government consulting contract.

Government ethics advocate William Mitchell said such an agreement could present a conflict of interest for Spitzer and Lalloway if they aren’t careful in the numerous instances when the county’s business creates friction with the aims of Irvine and its politicians.

Ethics laws have never stopped Spitzer before.

The contract, the details of which haven’t been publicly disclosed, would hire Lalloway as a public-policy adviser for Spitzer’s 3rd District office.

How convenient for everyone…except Orange County Taxpayers that is.

Get the whole story here: Irvine councilman who threatened to sue O.C. last week could now get $190,000 county contract – The Orange County Register

Cali pols to voters: Get used to bad roads and expensive housing

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There are few things more fundamentally important to life in contemporary California than transportation and housing.

California politicians could care less. After all, they’ve already got theirs so who cares about your problems.

Read Dan Walters’ excelent analysis here: Transportation, housing crises get short shrift in Legislature – The Sacramento Bee

Race-baiting @NCGOP Congressman fans the flames in Charlotte

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Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse for the people of Charlotte –black and white – along comes U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger.

Pittenger is a Republican whose district includes parts of the city where protests have turned violent in the wake of a police shooting of a black man.

Pittenger appeared on a BBC TV news program Thursday and made the statement when asked to describe the “grievance” of the people protesting.

“The grievance in their minds – the animus, the anger – they hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not,” said Pittenger, who then went on to criticize people who receive welfare.

This racist jerk is a complete moron on so many levels we can’t even begin to list them all.

The N.C. Republican Party did not immediately respond to an inquiry about Pittenger’s remarks. Probably because most of them agree with him.

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So according to the North Carolina Republicans, transparency and due process causes African-Americans to riot. This is logic right out of Candyland.

Read the whole disgusting story at: Charlotte protesters ‘hate white people,’ NC Congressman Robert Pittenger says – News & Observer

The #SFFD – A sexual harasser’s paradise

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Hey SFFD, when you act like jerks and bigots, you’re not our “heroes”.

For example, when a female firefighter scored a choice spot at a station in San Francisco’s Chinatown, she was immediately met with resistance by her new male colleagues, including one who asked her an intimidating question: “Do you know how difficult your time is going to be?”

A document obtained by San Francisco Chronicle outlines details from an independent investigation into just how miserable her life was made in the “male-dominated” culture of Station 2 at 1340 Powell St., one of the busiest firehouses in the city.

The question presented to the female firefighter before her first shift even began was the start of a systematic harassment campaign intended to drive her out of the firehouse, the investigation concluded.

But the months of harassment she endured resulted in Chief Joanne Hayes-White’s recent decision to reassign the entire command staff away from the station, blaming “deficiencies in leadership” for creating a “hostile work environment based on gender.”

Ya think???

This “hostile work environment included urinating in this poor woman’s bed and leaving feces on the floor of the women’s bathroom at the station.

After the woman reported it, her co-workers retaliated by branding her a “rat.”

No firefighters from Station 2 were fired or suspended.

Read more at: New details emerge in alleged harassment of female SF firefighter – San Francisco Chronicle

Congressional Black Caucus finally grows a spine…hey @OfficialCBC, it’s about damn time! 

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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus stood before the doors of the Department of Justice on Thursday and demanded a greater reaction from Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch to repeated instances of police shooting black men.

WTF? Where have they been…the police have been killing their constituents for years.

Their trip down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol was a response to the deadly shootings of black men by police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) told reporters at the news conference that members decided at their caucus’ lunch meeting Wednesday they couldn’t go about their normal business anymore.

Nice Maxine, it’s about damn time you showed up.

Waters and caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) met with Lynch and dropped off a letter outlining what the caucus is hoping to see from the country’s first black female attorney general.

WTF? A letter. Big deal. Talk is cheap, how about some action for a change.

Caucus members want nationwide standards on the use of force, better training for officers and broad use of police body cameras.

Huh? How about demanding that killer cops go to prison…!

The whole disappointing story of the ineptitude of the Congressional black Caucus can be found here: Congressional Black Caucus makes demands after shootings: ‘We will not continue to ask our constituents to be patient’ – LA Times

Police in two states going after sex perv #AnthonyWeiner

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This guy is just creepy…there’s no way around it.

Online communications between disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner and a 15-year-old girl are being investigated by law enforcement agencies in New York and North Carolina, officials said Thursday.

The office of Jill Westmoreland Rose, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte, has “begun investigative efforts,” a spokeswoman said.

An FBI task force in New York designed to combat the sexual exploitation of children also is investigating, according to a law enforcement official who wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The investigations were launched after the website of Britain’s Daily Mail tabloid on Wednesday published an interview with the girl in which she described online and text exchanges with Weiner that went on for several months this year. The girl said that during a Skype chat, Weiner asked her to undress and touch herself.

Read all the creepy details at: Anthony Weiner’s online chats with teen girl investigated in 2 states – LA Times

California’s brutal foster care system

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California educators act like they care about children in foster care, but everybody knows they really don’t.

Recently, California education officials separated out the standardized test scores of the state’s foster youth — and advocates now have sobering proof of what they long suspected: These students are learning far less than their peers.

In 2014-15, the first year scores of the new, harder state tests were reported, 18.8% of students in the foster care system met or exceeded standards in English/language arts, compared with 44.2% of their non-foster peers statewide. In math, 11.8% of these students reached or beat the benchmarks, compared with 33.8% of non-foster students.

Foster students also had somewhat lower rates of participation on the tests. In English, 27,651 foster students — or 89.8% of those enrolled — were tested, as opposed to 96.1% of non-foster students. In math, that number was 27,475, or 89.3%, compared with 96.3% of their non-foster peers.

The low numbers, experts say, reflect the level of disruption in the lives of children in California’s foster system. Only two-thirds stay in the same school each year, according to a study  by the Center for the Future of Teaching & Learning at WestEd, a nonprofit educational research organization. One in 10 have attended three schools during the course of one year.

Read the whole story at: For the first time, California releases test scores for foster youth — and they’re not good – LA Times

Ohio police chief rips Tulsa cops: “You are making us all look bad. STOP.”

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Finally, some leadership from law enforcement!

An Ohio police chief is fed up with police shootings making law enforcement “look bad,” particularly after the death of Terence Crutcher at the hands of police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday.

Rodney Muterspaw, police chief in Middletown, Ohio, posted several messages to Twitter on Monday morning in reaction to the shooting.

He joined many others in using #TerenceCrutcher to react.

Video of the shooting was released Monday, spurring debate on social media over the tactics of officers involved, as well as the state of racial issues and policing in the United States.

See all the Chief’s tweets at: Ohio police chief fed up, says Tulsa shooting ‘making us all look bad’ – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Psycho kid had a hit list of school chums, planned on killing them all

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A gun-crazed psychopath at Encore High School had a list of 33 names of students and staff members he wanted to shoot, and a detailed plan to do it.

WTF? Hello? Parents? Your kid is a psycho…where have you been?

The killer had the intent and capability to carry out the attack according to authorities.

Besides guns, the whack-job was planning on using explosives.

Great parenting. Just great.

Read the whole story at: Southern California Student Had Hit List, Plans For School Shooting – CBS News