Objects hurled from Seattle overpassesdamage cars on I-5 and I-90

Objects hurled from Seattle overpasses
damage cars on I-5 and I-90 4 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/19/2020 11:19:47 PM Post Reply

A dented hood isn’t that bad when you consider what could have happened to Melinda Fredricks, a West Seattle mom of two. “It happened so fast, but it was also like it was in slow motion,” she said. Fredricks was driving with her 17-year-old son on Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle Tuesday morning when she said she saw a man with a rock take aim at her moving car. “I saw the man standing on the side. I saw the brick coming through the air and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ In that moment, you just can’t react,” Fredricks said.

4-year-old girl shot while playing
outside New Jersey apartment complex 2 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/19/2020 11:10:18 PM Post Reply

Asbury Park, New Jersey—A 4-year-old girl is in intensive care after being shot outside an apartment complex in New Jersey Tuesday afternoon. The shooting took place in broad daylight in Asbury Park as the child was sitting outside on the front porch of her home. Now, the family now wants the person responsible arrested and prosecuted. “This is ridiculous,” the victim’s grandmother, Lynn Johnson, said.(Snip) The girl was playing outside around 1:30 p.m. when gunshots rang out, and she was struck in the leg, breaking the femur bone. Police aren’t sure of the intended target, and officers swarmed the area

Man charged with voting on behalf
of dead mother—three times 9 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/19/2020 8:51:04 PM Post Reply

A California man has been charged with voting on behalf of his dead mother three times. Caesar Peter Abutin, 55, faces two felony counts—fraud in connection with votes cast and fraudulent voting—related to each of the three elections, which occurred between October 2012 and November 2014, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced in a news release.
The district-attorney’s office said Mr. Abutin has pleaded not guilty and will have a preliminary hearing Oct. 28. He faces up to three years in prison if convicted. Mr. Abutin’s mother, who was not named in the statement, was 67 when she died in 2006.

Trump backs boycott of
Goodyear over ‘MAGA hat ban’ 34 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/19/2020 12:18:56 PM Post Reply

Sounds like President Trump might be the new Michelin tire man—and that’s not a joke about his weight. Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear tires Tuesday after the company’s workplace tolerance policy banned his trademark #MAGA caps as a display of hate speech on the job. “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS,” Trump tweeted.(Snip) The ban, which was presented to employees via slides shown by a plant manager, said #MAGA hats are “not acceptable” attire under a “zero-tolerance” policy toward hateful speech. Goodyear also reportedly told workers not to wear anything supporting particular political candidates.

AOC nominates Bernie Sanders and
snubs Joe Biden in DNC address 8 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/18/2020 11:59:45 PM Post Reply

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez only got a minute to speak at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night but she made it count as a warning that Joe Biden not ignore the party’s far-left wing, nominating socialist Bernie Sanders and making no mention of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. “I hereby second the nomination for Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for President of the United States of America,” the New York Democratic socialist said at the end of her 60-second address. In her socialist rhetoric-heavy address, she spoke about Sanders’ movement to “repair the wounds of racial injustice, colonization, misogyny and homophobia”

Multiple Portland companies plan to move
out of downtown office spaces because
ongoing BLM protests have made the area
‘unsafe’—with reports of widespread
vandalism and ‘workers being attacked’ 18 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/18/2020 7:20:23 PM Post Reply

A number of companies based in downtown Portland are set to vacate or sell their offices because on-going protests in the city against police brutality have led to ‘unsafe’ conditions in the area, reports suggest. Activists have taken to the city streets for the last 82 consecutive nights to demonstrate under the banner of Black Lives Matter, but some of the rallies have descended into chaos, resulting in violent clashes with police or widespread acts of vandalism. Standard Insurance, whose headquarters at 900 SW 5th Avenue is a key part of downtown Portland’s cityscape, have removed the last of their 2,100 employees

Chirlane McCray staff enjoys $2M
staff of 14 amid NYC budget crisis 5 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/18/2020 2:42:13 PM Post Reply

There’s no money for regular trash pickups or to maintain city parks, but Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife enjoys a 14-member staff—including a $70,000 videographer who captured her baking cookies during the pandemic. Some of the Chirlane McCray staffers, who cost city taxpayers a combined $2 million a year, work for the first lady’s $1.25 billion mental health initiative ThriveNYC, which has come under fire for its lack of metrics.(Snip) “How much taxpayer money will the mayor’s wife pilfer before leaving office? How can she sleep at night hiring these hacks knowing so many other city workers are facing layoffs

Former CIA officer charged with spying,
selling defense secrets to China 7 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/18/2020 8:57:05 AM Post Reply

A veteran CIA officer and former FBI linguist was charged Monday with selling U.S. defense secrets and the identities of CIA officers to China in exchange for cash and expensive gifts, including a new set of golf clubs.
Federal authorities say Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, of Honolulu, had become a “compromised asset” of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) as early as 2001. The FBI criminal complaint unsealed Monday indicates the case could potentially be very damaging based on the description of secret documents and other data sent to China.(Snip) Mr. Ma, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Hong Kong,

NYPD releases new images of men
wanted for questioning in death of
1-year-old boy killed in Brooklyn 5 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/17/2020 11:49:55 PM Post Reply

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—The NYPD released surveillance images Monday of three men wanted for questioning in connection with the July shooting death of a 1-year-old boy. Davell Gardner was in his stroller at a family barbecue on July 12 when a bullet struck him in the stomach, police said. Three men were also injured. A 36-year-old man was shot in the right leg, a 35-year-old man was shot in the groin and a 27-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Gardner’s father described the 22-month-old boy as a “loving and caring soul”

‘Antifa’ protesters trash Williamsburg
Whole Foods, Apple over weekend 14 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/17/2020 9:06:23 PM Post Reply

Dozens of protesters, including suspected members of the anti-fascist group Antifa, rampaged through Williamsburg over the weekend, trashing several national chain stores and spraying anti-police graffiti, according to police and sources. The rowdy mob marched through the Brooklyn neighborhood late Saturday, with police first receiving a 911 call at 8:20 p.m. about vandalism at an Apple Store on Bedford Avenue, where they found broken windows and the letters “FTP”—typically meaning “F–k the police” in this context—spray-painted on the wall, cops said.(Snip) “The irony of it is you can clearly tell that everyone on the video is white,”

Some California cities think they’re
safe from sea level rise. They’re not,
new data show 17 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/17/2020 5:51:59 PM Post Reply

Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, yet a world away from San Francisco, in an unincorporated and oft-overlooked area known as Marin City, sea level rise is rarely the first worry that comes to mind. Traditional flood maps for this predominantly Black and working-class community suggest that the area is safe until the sea-level rise reaches three feet or more. But sea level rise is a lot more complicated than just waves breaking over seawalls and beaches disappearing. Imagine the groundwater beneath your feet. As the ocean moves inland, it will push all this trapped water upward until it breaks the surface.

Dem hopeful endorsed by Ilhan Omar,
Tim Walz joins BLM protest at
police union leader’s home 3 replies

Posted by Ribicon 8/17/2020 5:44:40 PM Post Reply

A Minnesota House candidate endorsed by Gov. Tim Walz and Rep. Ilhan Omar was captured screaming profanities at a Black Lives Matter protest outside of the home of Minneapolis police union President Bob Kroll on Saturday.
John Thompson, who last week won his primary for House District 67A in St. Paul, later apologized for his “inflammatory rhetoric” after he was seen in two videos wearing a “Bob KKKroll Must Go!” T-shirt and delivering a profane rant about White people as more than 100 people gathered outside Mr. Kroll’s home in Hugo, the Star Tribune reported. “You all got the grand wizard living

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