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Cops are profiling cars full of people in pajamas

"Heroin rush hour" has some telltale signs in northern Kentucky, like a car filled with people in their pajamas venturing to Cincinnati around 9 or 10 a.m.

That's what police in Fort Thomas say.

The city's police department recently launched a three-officer Heroin Interdiction Team to get heroin off the roadways, The Kentucky Enquirer reported (http://cin.ci/1UgXQJO).

Sgt. Chris Goshorn said officers have noticed addicts tend to wake up and drive north to nearby Cincinnati for their next fix around 9 or 10 a.m.

With many addicts pooling their gas money together for the trip north, a car full of people in their pajamas can tip investigators to check for an intoxicated driver at the wheel, Officer Derek Faught said.

Of course, a pajama-wearing driver isn't a reason to pull a vehicle over. In order for officers to make a stop, Faught said police need a reason beyond heroin suspicion, such as traffic infractions or not wearing a seat lbelt
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:12 AM (2 replies)

Cop punches handcuffed woman with full force while other cops calmly watch (fired)

Florida police officer has been charged with battery and was fired from his position after a video emerged of him repeatedly striking a woman as she stood handcuffed.
Footage released by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office shows the officer repeatedly strike the woman in the upper body after she attempts to kick him while his colleagues stand by and watch the violence unfold.

Undersheriff Pat Ivey held a press conference on Thursday, announcing the arrest of 26-year-old police officer Akinyemi Borisade for battery. Borisade was with the force for a year and still within his 18-month probationary period, meaning he could be sacked on the spot.

Ivey said Borisade had an unblemished record up until this point. He also told the media that the situation should have been dealt with differently, as officers are trained to do.

“She’s handcuffed. There are ways that this could have been dealt with without striking her,” he said.


According to investigators, the incident took place at the Duval County Jail late in the afternoon. Mayra Martinez, transported to the jail by Borisade and awaiting booking on a trespassing arrest, kicked out at Borisade twice, arousing his attention. He then moved over to her and repeatedly struck her. Three other officers and a community service officer (in the yellow polo) look on, as well as a fellow arrestee; the incident goes on for some time until another officer intervenes. Following the incident, Martinez slumps to the ground.

While the officers at the scene did not act quickly, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office claims that other employees moved quickly to effect the arrest. During a press conference which can be seen below, Undersheriff Pat Ivey reported that JSO Corrections officers informed superiors upon viewing the security footage, and Borisade was fired and arrested within 24 hours.

Cops render no aid as she slumps to ground
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:31 AM (0 replies)

pew poll - GOP viewed very unfavorably


The Republican Party’s image, already quite negative, has slipped since last fall. Currently 33% of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 62% have an unfavorable view. Unfavorable opinions of the GOP are now as high as at any point since 1992.

In October, 37% viewed the Republican Party favorably and 58% viewed it unfavorably. The decline in favorability since then has largely come among Republicans themselves: In the current survey, 68% of Republicans view their party positively, down from 79% last fall.

Republicans have less favorable view of the GOPBy contrast, public views of the Democratic Party are unchanged since October. Currently, 45% of the public has a favorable impression of the Democratic Party, while 50% have an unfavorable opinion.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted April 12-19 among 2,008 adults, finds that Democrats have a far more favorable impression of their party than Republicans have of theirs. Nearly nine-in-ten Democrats (88%) view their party favorably, which is 20 points higher than Republicans’ ratings of the GOP (68%).

Just 28% of independents view the Republican Party favorably, while 37% say they have a favorable impression of the Democratic Party. Notably, just 43% of Republican-leaning independents view the GOP favorably, while 50% hold a negative opinion of the party.

A quarter of the public has an unfavorable view of both partiesDemocratic-leaning independents, like those who identify as Democrats, have much more positive impressions of the Democratic Party. About six-in-ten (63%) view the party favorably, compared with 32% who have an unfavorable view.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:12 AM (4 replies)

Pics from today's protests

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:05 AM (4 replies)

San diego puts jagged rocks beneath overpass where homeless took shelter during storm


April 27, 2016 (San Diego) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer is being rocked by criticism after a homeless advocacy group posted photos on Facebook of sharp, jagged rocks installed by the city of San Diego beneath an overpass where homeless people had been sleeping and taking shelter during storms. San Diego has no year-round homeless shelter and has also been conducting sweeps to confiscate belongings of homeless individuals.

“Let your voices be heard and contact the Mayor to let him know that the current criminalization and anti-homeless policies that are being deployed are the wrong way,” Homelessness News San Diego wrote, also posting the Mayor’s phone number (619-236-6330) and e-mail (kevinfaulconer@sandiego.gov )

Bill Harris, the city’s supervising public information officer, offered this explanation, “"The new landscaping along Imperial Avenue is meant to address safety concerns by neighborhood residents in Sherman Heights," City Beat reports.

Kevin Inman posted that he lives a block from the site. “We have had the police and paramedics out numerous times because of the camps. There are no easy solutions –as a community we need to invest tens of millions of dollars to offer support services, but where is the political will? Instead there is talk of spending $1 billion on a football stadium right in this exact spot.”

Many voiced outrage at the action.

Lori Saldaña, who is running for mayor against Faulconer, has blasted Faulconer for taking punitive action against the homeless instead of offering solutions to homelessness. She posted a video online showing a homeless encampment under the bridge on Imperial Ave. under I-5 taken during a storm shortly before the rocks were installed.


Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:25 AM (22 replies)

Expensive cut of meat left on BART

The scene: 9:18 p.m. Wednesday night, Montgomery BART station. A slab of raw meat lays limp, cold and flattened, in the center of a BART seat next to a window on the outgoing Pittsburg Bay Point line.
How did it get here? How much did this prank cost? Is this a prank? A social experiment? Are we being filmed? Do those BART cameras work yet?

Let's start with the evidence.

San Francisco's 4505 Meats founder Ryan Farr believes the meat is likely a quite expensive porterhouse cut. "It's about a pound and a half, probably between $30 and $40 retail," Farr tells SFGATE. "Based on coloring, it's clearly grain-fed, not grass-fed."

"So someone sat on that thing for like two hours," he added. "I would guess multiple people sat on it without knowing. I hope it's not still there."

That's a rather pricey mistake, and now this person (or dog, or tiger, or I don't know, velociraptor) doesn't get to chow down on this choice cut. It's a dinner lost. A supper suspended. Someone's meat is missing.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:02 AM (7 replies)

Top L.A. County sheriff's official sent emails mocking Muslims, blacks, Latinos and women

Top L.A. County sheriff's official sent emails mocking Muslims, blacks, Latinos and women
Tom Angel, who is Sheriff Jim McDonnell's chief of staff, sent the emails in 2012 and 2013 when he was the No. 2 police official in Burbank, hired to reform a department reeling from allegations of police brutality as well as racism and sexual harassment within its ranks.

"I took my Biology exam last Friday," said one of the forwarded emails, which were obtained under the state's public records law. "I was asked to name two things commonly found in cells. Apparently 'Blacks' and 'Mexicans' were NOT the correct answers."

Another email ridiculed concerns about the racial profiling of Muslims as terrorism suspects. A third included the subject line, "How dumb is dumb?" and listed 20 reasons "Muslim Terrorists are so quick to commit suicide," including "Towels for hats," "Constant wailing from some idiot in a tower" and "You can't wash off the smell of donkey."

Anybody in the workplace unfortunately forwards emails from time to time that they probably shouldn't have forwarded," Angel said. "I apologize if I offended anybody, but the intent was not for the public to have seen these jokes."
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Apr 28, 2016, 02:45 AM (3 replies)

UC Davis chancellor placed on leave as officials launch probe into alleged misconduct

A renowned scholar in electrical and computer engineering who became chancellor in 2009, Katehi has been widely criticized for questionable moonlighting activities and spending to cleanse the Internet of unfavorable publicity about the pepper-spraying of peaceful student protesters by campus police in 2011.

But Napolitano's letter to Katehi outlined several new issues that the president said would be examined by an independent outside investigator.

She said Katehi's daughter-in-law, who directly reports to one of the chancellor’s staff members, had received promotions and pay increases of more than $50,000 over 21/2 years. During that same period, Napolitano said, Katehi approved a pay increase of more than 20% and a title change for her daughter-in-law’s supervisor.

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Napolitano also said that an academic program employing Katehi's son as a paid researcher was recently placed under the direct supervision of the chancellor's daughter-in-law.

“It does not appear that appropriate steps were taken to address, document or obtain approval for the fact that your son now reported to your daughter-in-law, who, in turn, was supervised by one of your direct reports,” Napolitano wrote.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Apr 28, 2016, 02:39 AM (0 replies)

Nebraska cops mourn the loss of their lil friend

Saying goodbye is never easy.


This week, officers from Nebraska's Omaha Police Department announced the untimely passing of a beloved squirrel who frequented their station's parking lot. Though the cops say her death remains a mystery, and that they are not investigating, they still took the time to cordon off the spot as if it were a little crime scene

An officer with the Omaha Police Department posted a photo of the squirrel lying dead on the ground with a yellow line drawn around its body. The photo shows a yellow police tape stretched over the scene. The tweet reads: "We are not investigating."

Another tweet shows a cop kneeling as if in prayer near the dead squirrel. Another cop shared photos of the squirrel from happier times.

Apparently, the animal was so popular that someone created a Twitter account for it called OPDSquirrel.

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:36 AM (0 replies)

Stockton Residents Upset After Woman Caught Walking Dog While Driving Car

A very upset Stockton woman claims she confronted a dog owner who was walking her dog while driving a car.

In the video a dog runs alongside its owner’s car, tethered by what Amanda Brajkovich described as a rope.

"You're going to be a dog owner, a responsible dog owner, then you need to get out and walk your dog you know, don't be lazy,” said Brajkovich, a Stockton resident.

The owner of the dog, whose face we’ve blurred, though hard to hear in the video, defended herself. She claimed the dog wasn’t dragged and there was no tension on its leash.

Despite the owner’s defense, Brajkovich was furious and posted her video on Facebook warning others this kind of treatment of an animal is not acceptable.

“First thought was 'oh my god this dog is going to get hurt' you know, maybe a car's going to go past him and hit him,” she said.

Pet owners we spoke with in Stockton agree.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 04:18 AM (4 replies)
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