[MAIL] 'These family members ultimately restrained the victim using a rope. Held him against his will, assaulted him multiple times and even threatened to kill him,' San Bruno Police Department Lieutenant Ryan Johansen said in a Facebook post.
Police said the teen boy was then released and he ran away from the home. He was then treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime because the boy reported that Suarez, Arguello and Amaya 'yelled at him using multiple racial slurs and he believed his race to be a motivating factor in the attack,' Johansen said.
The teen boy is African-American and the girl's family is of Hispanic descent.
The teen girl's older sisters dispute the claims that their parents attacked the boy for racial reasons and claimed that the incident was actually an issue of self defense.
The state that fails to provide security in one's home, one's family, and one's property is not legitimate. When the state protects those who do threaten the aforementioned, the state itself becomes an accessory to the crimes.
[NYPOST] An inmate awaiting trial on murder and conspiracy charges used a cellphone to broadcast a Facebook Live video from inside the same Manhattan lockup where Jeffery Epstein hanged himself, The Post has learned. MCC videos? Who knew ?
The shocking breach of security at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center occurred last month and is part of a large-scale investigation into the use of cellphones by prisoners there, law-enforcement sources said.
Two correction officers pleaded guilty last year to accepting bribes to smuggle cellphones and other contraband into the MCC, where two high-profile prisoners — former CIA computer engineer Joshua Schulte and ex-Westchester County cop Nicholas Tartaglione, a one-time Epstein cellmate — were recently accused of using or possessing cellphones. Nick was just calling his dog. Go ahead and destroy the selector, recordings and transcripts.
“The MCC has more phones than a Best Buy,” one law-enforcement source said.
A 40-second video clip shows Michael Reid, a high-ranking member of the Brooklyn-based “Rockstarz” gang, talking into a phone while shooting a selfie live stream, sources said.
As many as 32 other Facebook users watched his Facebook Live broadcast, which lasted at least 19 minutes, according to information displayed on a computer screen from which it was recorded.
The video is grainy and poorly lit, but appears to show Reid, 26, sitting on the bottom of a bunk bed, underneath a light embedded in a cement ceiling.
Several people can be heard speaking, but the dialogue is unclear and the clip ends abruptly when a cellphone apparently starts ringing.
Reid is one of 10 reputed Rockstarz members who allegedly chased a rival gang-banger — Tyquan Eversly, 21, of the “Very Crispy Gangsters” — through the streets of East New York before one of them fatally shot Eversley when he got tangled in razor wire atop a chain-link fence on March 19.
[NYPOST] Seven people were maimed in Maryland when a shooter shot up a 2-year-old’s birthday party, authorities said.
The shooting broke out Saturday night near Camp Springs where a dozen people were gathered for the toddler’s birthday celebration, according to Prince George’s County Police.
Three people were critically injured and four others suffered "less serious" injuries in the gunfire, police said. The seven victims ‐ who are between the ages 18 and 20 ‐ were transported to the hospital and are all expected to survive. Survivors, the obvious downside.
Prince George’s County police Cpl. Nicholas Clayton said there may have been words exchanged before the shots were fired.
Police haven’t released information about the suspect, who is still on the lam.
[XXLMag] Death Row Records has changed ownership once again. Now, the infamous record label's catalog has been purchased by popular toy company Hasbro.
The acquisition was announced on Thursday (Aug. 22), reveals a Rolling Stone report published on Friday (Aug. 23). Hasbro, home to famous kids toys like Mr. Potato Head, Power Rangers, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe, Transformers, the board game Monopoly and many more, purchased Entertainment One, a multimedia company which previously owned the rights to the label that Suge Knight built that helped push the careers of world famous artists like 2Pac, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
After falling from grace after years of dominance, Death Row was taken over by a judge after being declared bankrupt in 2006. In 2009, it was auctioned off for $18 million to Canadian company WIDEawake Entertainment Group. eOne bought the label's catalog in 2013 for $280 million.
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner commented on the purchase of eOne stating, “The acquisition of eOne adds beloved story-led global family brands that deliver strong operating returns to Hasbro’s portfolio and provides a pipeline of new brand creation driven by family-oriented storytelling.”
Though Death Row hasn't operated in years, Suge's son is trying to carry on the legacy while his father sits in prison with the New Death Row. Suge Jr. has even made claims that new Tupac music will be released under the outfit.
Wowww... ! I remember the smell of toyshops. Running to the latest arrivals. Shit... I look at my hands, too big to play with 'em now. Sniff... [closes Amazon] I know I'm gonna have one of those dreams now.
My father's funeral was in 1979. It came to my mother after the funeral don't know how it was delivered or who sent it. My dad was a Army Air Corps radio operator in Burma/India and earned a bronze star.
[BREITBART] A Facebook prank landed an East Texas man in county jail after he allegedly opened a gallon of Blue Bell ice cream, licked it, and returned it to the shelf. While he accomplished his goal of a viral video, the prank has cost him criminal charges and his job.
A Facebook video earlier this week shows a man opening a gallon of Blue Bell ice cream, licking the ice cream, closing it up, and placing it back on the shelf. Police began investigating and identified the Walmart store in Port Arthur, Texas, as the incident location. Surveillance video showed the man eventually took the ice cream back out of the freezer and paid for it, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported.
Despite this, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham filed misdemeanor criminal mischief charges after the Walmart store was forced to re-stock their ice cream shelves in case of other contamination. Police identified the suspect as 24-year-old D’Adrien Anderson, a Port Arthur resident, and place him in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. He eventually posted a bond of $1,000 and was released.
In all seriousness, halfwits like this sad sack used to be gainfully employed in this country as menial laborers - janitors, landscapers, dishwashers, garbagemen, unskilled light-assembly factory hands, etc. Not a lot of money, not easy work, to be sure, but WORK, and with it the certainty of getting one's arse out of bed each day, making oneself look respectable, and showing up and fulfilling a needed role in society.
In short, some shot at dignity.
And then our elites decided to swamp the low end of the labor market with 20 million imported peasants from Mexico and Central America.
What do you think happened to 20 million D'Adriens - and D'Waynes and Bubbas and Cletuses across this country?
Shame on those fools.
Shame on the virtue-signaling idiots in both parties who have foisted this insane and self-destructive policy on this nation and its working class.
When Trump says 'We need more madhouses mental hospitals', this is what he means. These things belong there, long stay until a conditioned reversal of the 'ghetto mamma indoctrination' has taken place.
[Fast Company] In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law.
Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to "allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step," according to the Chinese government.
In place since 2014, the social credit system is a work in progress that could evolve by next year into a single, nationwide point system for all Chinese citizens, akin to a financial credit score. It aims to punish for transgressions that can include membership in or support for the Falun Gong or Tibetan Buddhism, failure to pay debts, excessive video gaming, criticizing the government, late payments, failing to sweep the sidewalk in front of your store or house, smoking or playing loud music on trains, jaywalking, and other actions deemed illegal or unacceptable by the Chinese government.
It can also award points for charitable donations or even taking one’s own parents to the doctor.
Punishments can be harsh, including bans on leaving the country, using public transportation, checking into hotels, hiring for high-visibility jobs, or acceptance of children to private schools. It can also result in slower internet connections and social stigmatization in the form of registration on a public blacklist.
China’s social credit system has been characterized in one pithy tweet as "authoritarianism, gamified."
A company called PatronScan sells three products—kiosk, desktop, and handheld systems—designed to help bar and restaurant owners manage customers. PatronScan is a subsidiary of the Canadian software company Servall Biometrics, and its products are now on sale in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
PatronScan helps spot fake IDs—and troublemakers. When customers arrive at a PatronScan-using bar, their ID is scanned. The company maintains a list of objectionable customers designed to protect venues from people previously removed for “fighting, sexual assault, drugs, theft, and other bad behavior,” according to its website. A “public” list is shared among all PatronScan customers. So someone who’s banned by one bar in the U.S. is potentially banned by all the bars in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada that use the PatronScan system for up to a year. (PatronScan Australia keeps a separate system.)
Judgment about what kind of behavior qualifies for inclusion on a PatronScan list is up to the bar owners and managers. Individual bar owners can ignore the ban, if they like. Data on non-offending customers is deleted in 90 days or less. Also: PatronScan enables bars to keep a “private” list that is not shared with other bars, but on which bad customers can be kept for up to five years.
PatronScan does have an “appeals” process, but it’s up to the company to grant or deny those appeals.
[Washington Examiner] RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas ‐ It was just another Monday in 2001 when a few of the country’s top national security officials gathered inside the Pentagon to discuss taking all the air out of a program that used balloons for surveillance near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The goal of the gathering was to push TARS, or Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems, comparable in appearance to unmanned stationary blimps but containing top-of-the-line airplane detectors, onto another department's shoulders. That day, the Air Force, which had overseen TARS since 1992, washed its hands of it, not caring if the program came to an end.
The next morning, 19 terrorists hijacked four U.S. commercial airplanes and turned off the aircraft's transponders. The only way the government was able to track those flights was by using air radars: the same types of radars flying inside the balloons on the southwest border.
"That situation heightened the vulnerability and the security concern against air, and there was no more talk of terminating TARS from that point forward," explains Rob Brown, a senior official within U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations component.
After 9/11, the Air Force held onto TARS until 2013, when the program was permanently moved to the Department of Homeland Security. Since then, Brown has overseen TARS and affectionately refers to the aerostats as "big ass balloons." They can also be defined as motionless sacks, tethered to the ground, and filled with a buoyant gas and carrying cameras capable of detecting activity far away.
Huh...when I first read the headline, I thought it would be an article on how the drug smugglers were using balloons instead of planes. What a stupid concept I thought...serves me right for assuming.
[Pulse] Down in the Kunene and Omusati regions of Northern Namibia, are the semi-nomadic people of Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes.
It is customary, for them, for the the women to engage in daily activities of milking cows, taking care of the children while the men go hunting, sometimes leaving for long periods of time.
With a population of over 50,000, the Himba are a polygamous people where Himba girls are married off to male partners selected by their fathers once they attain puberty.
Most of their cultures have been upheld despite western influence and agitation.
Among these is the "Man comes first" tradition. The woman has little or no opinion in the decision making. Submission to her husband’s demands come first.
According to the Guardian, "When a visitor comes knocking, a man shows his approval and pleasure of seeing his guest by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment ‐ the wife is given to his guest to spend the night while the husband sleeps in another room. In a case where there is no available room, her husband will sleep outside."
This, apparently, reduces jealousy and fosters relationships.
So the univited vision of somebody knocking on the Clinton's door, and Bill introducing Casual Stranger to Thrillary.....
C.S. is last seen running and screaming into the night thumbing his eyeballs out.....
[Dhaka Tribune] The High Court Division has directed the government to omit the word "Kumari" (virgin) from the Moslem marriage registration form (Nikahnama) before the name of the bride, and use the word "unmarried" instead.
Languages evolve. In the old days virgin and maiden (an unmarried female) were interchangeable. When approaching marriage, being a maiden, that is unmarried, is critically important to the legality of the thing. But now even Bangladesh is getting overwrought about medical definitions for words also used non-technically.
A High Court bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury gave the direction following a writ petition filed jointly by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (Blast), Naripokkho, and Bangladesh Mohila Gay Pareehad.
In the marriage registration form under the Moslem Marriages and Divorces (Registration) Act 1974, Clause 5 requires the bride to make a statement regarding her marital status and sexual history, specifically stating whether she is a virgin or widowed or divorced.
The High Court also asked the government to include Clause 4 (A) in the form, which will stipulate the marital status of a groom, stating "married, widower or divorcee."
An average of one Venezuelan died violently in Colombia each day in the first seven months of 2019, Colombia’s forensic science institute says in a report, a trend that may worsen as immigration increases.https://t.co/wKc6LsmDhL
[FoxNews] China signaled on Monday it was now seeking a "calm" end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S., as Asian markets crumbled and China's currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese goods announced last Friday by the Trump administration.
Trump said Monday that officials from China called U.S. officials and expressed interest to "get back to the table," The Wall Street Journal reported. He called the discussions a "very positive development."
"They want to make a deal. That's a great thing," he said.
News of the possible opening in negotiations came shortly after President Trump threatened to declare a national emergency that would result in American businesses freezing their relationships with China. Trump's tariff barrage on Friday was a response to China imposing its own retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods.
At the Group of Seven summit in France on Sunday, White House officials rejected suggestions the president was wavering and insisted that his only regret was not implementing even more tariffs on China. Trump wrote on Twitter that world leaders at the G-7 were "laughing" at all the inaccurate media coverage of the gathering.
In response, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told a state-controlled newspaper on Monday that "China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict," Reuters first reported, citing a transcript of his remarks provided by the Chinese government. Liu is China's top trade negotiator. China knows it is in trouble. The only problem with a new trade deal, is that they will break it fast as they can.
I love the bit I read yesterday about Japan buying US corn to help in the trade spat. Lots of folks wanting China to fail but few step in and help. Can't help but wonder if Trump asked them for that assistance or if it was a present.
US Equity markets up strongly this morning on this news.
As implied by DarthV, if a deal is made, there is going to have to be a lot of close monitoring after the deal, back in 2017 I was pretty sure the Trump Admin wouldn't know how to do this. By now, I think they should have the capability and the incentive to do the monitoring.
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08/26/2019 10:48 Comments ||
Why is that China can own business and factories in the USA, while Americans cannot own business or factories in China?
actually several American companies own and operate biz in China
this is not necessarily good and not necessarily bad
for example there is Abbott Lab
they employ a lot of people to make nutritional products that are sold to wholesalers in China, people are employed, the company makes a profit
they also employ a lot of people in R&D which could be done in a lot of places but China has some advantages for them, for example, lower salaries, for another, the initial testing of products may be done without compliance with US regulations -- true they will have to do the compliance eventually to sell in the US but the initial testing will eliminate candidates quicker than they would if the R&D was done in the US. They do have to pay various type of legal or quasi legal bribes (sometime disguised as no work consultant fees to the relatives of govt officials)
it is complicated
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/26/2019 12:08 Comments ||
Sooner or Later Abott Labs will wake up and find they have a sound alike named competitor, say Abatt labs.
[Al Jazeera] Hong Kong police have used water cannon for the first time and at least one officer fired his sidearm during pitched battles with protesters, one of the most violent nights in three months of pro-democracy rallies that have rocked the city.
Thousands of protesters on Sunday poured onto the streets of the Tsuen Wan neighbourhood, where they clashed with police, who fired tear gas and eventually turned to two vehicles armed with water cannon to disperse the demonstrators, who gathered despite steady rains.
At least one petrol bomb was thrown by protesters, some of whom took off down narrow side streets where the water cannon, which had not been used in years of anti-government protests, could not follow.
In one instance, several coppers drew their sidearms, an AFP news agency news hound at the scene said.
"According to my understanding, just now a gunshot was fired by a colleague," Superintendent Leung Kwok Win told the press on Sunday.
"My initial understanding was that it was a uniformed policeman who fired his gun."
It was unclear where the shot was aimed, but public broadcaster RTHK said one of its news hounds saw a uniformed officer fire a shot into the sky.
Some dug up bricks from the pavement and wheeled them away to use as ammunition, others sprayed detergent on the road to make it slippery for the lines of police.
The Chinese-ruled city's MTR rail operator suspended some services to try to prevent people from gathering.
The demonstration continued despite the arrest of 29 people after overnight festivities that saw authorities use tear gas to disperse the crowd.
[TheGuardian] An anti-racism activist has said he was forced to leave the Belgian town of Ath on Sunday after a row with local authorities about a folkloric festival.
A carnival float featuring a white man in blackface called "the savage" featured on Sunday as part of Ath's annual festival, despite calls to abandon the practice, which campaigners say is an act of "symbolic violence" towards black people in Belgium.
Mouhad Reghif, a spokesman for the Brussels Panthers, who is leading a campaign against blackface, said he had been expelled from the town on the mayor's orders after being spotted by the police. He said officers had followed him for 30km on the motorway to make sure he left.
And that's how it's done. The way to protect your culture is to threaten physical harm to any bastard that insults it. Do read the whole thing at the Guardian.
Blackface is deeply embedded in the culture of the !owlands — Belgium, the Netherlands, and reaching into Germany. St. Nicholas goes nowhere on December 6th without his faithful servant, Black Pete (and a donkey carrying a bag of gifts for good little children, but that’s not at issue here.
[PULSE.NG] Several hundred anti-G7 protesters staged an unusual protest in southwestern France on Sunday, holding "stolen" portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron which were held upside down in a pointed critique on his policies.
[AXIOS] Joe Arpaio, who in 2017 became the first person to be pardoned by President Trump, announced Sunday an attempt to get his old job back as sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, in 2020.
The big picture: Arpaio is known for his hardline stances on immigration. He lost his bid for a 7th term as mayor when he was convicted of criminal contempt of court for disobeying a 2011 court order in an immigration case. In 2018, he lost an Arizona Republican Senate primary bid to then-Rep. Martha McSally. Dude! You're 87. Give it a rest
[Daily Caller] CNN added to its deep roster of former FBI and CIA officials-turned-analysts Friday with the hiring of Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired for lack of candor during an investigation last year.
McCabe is the tenth ex-FBI, CIA or intelligence community official CNN has hired during the Trump administration, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis. MSNBC has followed closely behind, having hired five former officials, including former CIA Director John Brennan.
CNN was widely mocked on Friday after announcing the McCabe hiring, largely because the network has criticized its competitors for hiring former Trump administration officials. But the personnel move is also part of a larger trend that has come under scrutiny from some media observers.
Selina Soule spoke about the disgusting absurdity of two boys pretending to be girls - with a bit of mascara and long locks - and entering girls' sprinting events in CT. These nincompoops then proceeded to shatter every CT girls' record in the sport in short order -- even though neither of them had ever won a single track race while competing naturally, as what they are, ie in the CT boys' track events.
But that real girl's track career is effectively over. Selina Soule won't be recruited by any decent college. She's out of luck for athletic scholarship and is suffering real economic harm.
So, women's sports are effectively over. It's all back to men. Serves the feminists right in a way, building such a momentum of hostility and manic compulsiveness against men, it became self perpetuated. Then the LGBTQNation came along and hijacked it, giving the advantage back to inferior mamma's boys and psickos like that Yanniv thingy.
Prostate based teams and non-prostate based teams. No 'gender' involved. If you think popping that little item out way too early isn't going to mess up what's in your DNA coding, mother nature will come calling for you.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.