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Rapper is good sport about neighbors calling cops thinking he was burglar. Makes nice with everyone

The cops said, ‘Yeah, we got a call from the neighbors saying you guys were breaking into the house and robbing the place,’” Grant said. “Our eyes all got huge—we were like, ‘No, this is an Airbnb! The owner knows we’re here, we’ve been in contact with her!”

The officers absorbed this information and took in the scene. “They looked around for a bit, they saw everyone was in, you know, cozy clothes, and they figured out, ‘OK, these kids ain’t lying.’”

At that point Grant—whose most recent video is “Errything Lit”, which you can watch here—asked if he could take a selfie with one of the officers and put it on Snapchat, and everyone had a good laugh about it; Grant also tweeted the picture, which has since gone viral.

“It wasn’t totally unexpected,” Grant said. “We’re black kids in this Leave it to Beaver neighborhood, you know?”

Later on, Grant and his friends met the neighbor who had called the police. “The neighbor lady was like, you know, ‘Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you, but we didn’t know about the Airbnb stuff, and there’ve been a lot of robberies in the neighborhood.’ I guess she had called the lady who owns the house but she didn’t pick up the phone, so that’s when she called the cops.”

Grant reacted to the episode with good humor, posting videos on Twitter featuring the police officers as well as a second neighbor who came to check on the house and walked through the door without asking. “I smile and laugh at everything,” he said. “Not much makes me mad. Or, actually, I shouldn’t say not much makes me mad—I just expect this kind of shit to happen, so I kind of laugh it off.”
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 11:08 PM (0 replies)

Male engineering student perfectly explains why women aren't equal to men. Letter goes viral

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 10:21 PM (2 replies)

California is now a “right to dry” state, preserves the right to air dry on clothes line

California is now a “right to dry” state after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday restricting homeowners associations from banning clotheslines, which the groups deemed unsightly additions to neighborhoods.

Assemblywoman Patty López (D-San Fernando) announced Brown signed her bill, AB 1448, which will allow line drying for people once restricted by their property management organizations.

"Growing up, my family and many of my neighbors used clotheslines as the way to dry their clothes and other laundry,” López said in a statement. “Californians can now do their part for the environment while saving money on their electric bill by using the sunlight to dry their laundry.”

The bill, titled “Personal energy conservation; real property restrictions” is meant to serve as a victory to conservationists and frugal Californians alike by allowing them to save money and energy.

Now, the law states landlords must allow tenants to air-dry their clothes in their own backyard if they wish, as long as “the clothesline or drying rack will not interfere with the maintenance of the rental property and the use of the clothesline or drying rack does not violate reasonable time or location restrictions imposed by the landlord.”


The law was long-awaited in a state with a history of energy issues. At the height of the 2001 energy crisis, conservationists such as Mindy Spatt, spokeswoman for The Utility Reform Network, which also backed the bill, scratched their heads in disbelief as associations continued to prioritize aesthetics. At that time, the majority of the 35,000 homeowners associations in the state banned tenants from drying their clothes in the sunlight.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 09:35 PM (11 replies)

Kelsey Grammer wears anti choice t shirt

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 09:21 PM (10 replies)

Study finds vegetarians secretly eat meat while drunk

A new study from the U.K finds that 30 percent of vegetarians crave flesh during wild nights of partying and 40 percent always eat meat while intoxicated.

Providing even more insight into the psychology of vegetarians, the survey revealed 69 percent of those who break their diets keep it a secret. After all, they have to keep up their sanctimonious and ascetic reputations.

Money-saving website Voucher Codes Pro conducted the study by compiling the results of a survey taken by 1,789 people, and also took a close look at which meats vegetarians prefer while boozing.

The most popular drunken indulgences were kebabs (39 percent), which are ubiquitous in the U.K, and beef burgers (34 percent). Bacon (27 percent), fried chicken (19 percent) and pork sausage (14 percent) were also top picks

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 04:15 PM (14 replies)

New 282 square ft micro units in SF, for 3k two can sleep in the kitchen

Studio Details

Elongated studios: 282 sq ft
Beds: Two Beds
Kitchen: Inclusive
Bathroom: Private with Bathtub
Storage: Built In

The third option is a studio. These are 282 square feet and, according to the official website, offer two beds, a kitchen and bathroom plus storage. Unfortunately, they are not exactly cheap: The starting price for such a studio is $2,980 monthly. However, in comparison to some other options out there (S.F.’s median 1-bedroom rent recently hit $3,458 a month), it could be a good deal, especially if two people are splitting it, as there are two beds. We just hope in the case of a 282-square-foot studio, these people really, really get along.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Oct 9, 2015, 02:56 AM (25 replies)

Cat used by S.F. cops to coax suicidal man off building ledge

The man, barefoot and wearing only black shorts, was distraught and hanging out of a third-floor window of a building at 10th and Harrison streets, threatening to leap. Officers set up foam pads below him as the department’s trained hostage negotiators perched precariously on a fire escape, urging the suicidal man figuratively and literally off the ledge.

But after three unsuccessful hours, reinforcements arrived — in the form of the man’s orange-and-white feline.

Using his pet, hostage negotiators were able to persuade him to go back inside the building, come down the stairs and surrender without incident.

Within 45 minutes of the cat’s arrival, the 3½-hour standoff was over.

“Using the cat was ingenious,” said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman. “Never underestimate the power of the love between people and their pets. I think it was great to think outside the box like the officers did. It made enough of an impact on this person to bring him down and come to his senses.”

The man had run into the building about 2:30 p.m., after he had been stopped while driving a white Toyota Highlander that had no license plates.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:18 PM (14 replies)

Family of Walter Scott reaches $6.5M settlement with city

Source: usa today

The family of Walter Scott, a black South Carolina man shot and killed by a police officer who is now facing murder charges, has reached a $6.5 million settlement with city officials.

The North Charleston, S.C. city council approved the settlement Thursday night at a hearing attended by Scott's family and their attorneys.

Officer Michael Slager, who is white, was arrested and charged with murder after a videotape taken by a bystander showed the officer shooting a fleeing Scott in the back multiple times. Scott died at the scene. The video, replayed across the country, captured national attention and underscored increasing tension between white police officers and black men.

"I am glad the city and the family were able to reach a settlement without the necessity of a lawsuit," North Charleston Mayor R. Keith Summey said shortly after the settlement's approval. "Both sides have met many times and worked very hard over the past several months to resolve this matter."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/10/08/family-of-walter-scott-reaches-65m-settlement-with-city-officials/73619624/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:05 PM (4 replies)

‘I am Hispanic, and I vote for Mr. Trump!’


LAS VEGAS -- As Donald Trump complained about how his nose looked on the cover of People magazine last week, he spotted a woman in the crowd waving a copy.

"There it is! Come here!" Trump said, walking across the stage and pulling up Myriam Witcher, an immigrant from Colombia who has become one of his super-fans. Witcher bounced with the excitement of a teenaged girl meeting a boy-band heartthrob: "I love Mr. Trump!"

"I am Hispanic," she proclaimed to the mostly white crowd at a rally here on Thursday afternoon, "and I vote for Mr. Trump!"


"And is this a set-up?" Trump asked Witcher, as she shook her head. "Did I ever meet you before? Huh?"

Witcher then exploded with enthusiasm, jumping up and down: "We love you! We love you! We love you!"

"I swear to you -- I think she's totally beautiful and yet I've never met her before," Trump said. "This all started with a People magazine."

Trump signed the magazine, kissed Witcher on the head and sent her back to her seat, declaring: "And that's my relationship with Hispanics." Later in the day, he tweeted: "Just leaving Las Vegas. Unbelievable crowd! Many Hispanics who love me and I love them!"

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:00 PM (10 replies)

‘YouTube effect’ has left police officers under siege, law enforcement leaders say

Chiefs of some of the nation’s biggest police departments say officers in American cities have pulled back and have stopped policing as aggressively as they used to, fearing that they could be the next person in a uniform featured on a career-ending viral video.

That was the unifying — and controversial — theory reached Wednesday at a private meeting of more than 100 of the nation’s top law enforcement officers and politicians.

With homicide rates soaring inexplicably this year in dozens of U.S. cities, the group convened by new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch concluded with a brief news conference promising a robust response to the reversal of decades of falling violent crime rates.

But for hours preceding that, mayors, police chiefs, U.S. attorneys and even FBI Director James Comey privately vented in a Washington ballroom that they don’t really understand the alarming spike in murders and applause filled the room when mayors said police officers’ sinking morale could be a factor.


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Oct 8, 2015, 05:02 PM (73 replies)
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