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Posted on | April 22, 2015 | Comments Off on An Honest Politician
Gil Fulbright is running for Senate and is an honest politician.
Posted on | April 21, 2015 | Comments Off on US Marshal Attacks Vocal Woman’s Phone
WARNING: CURSIVE LANGUAGE USED
WARNING: CURSIVE LANGUAGE USED
The Associated Press
SOUTH GATE, CALIF. — The U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday that it’s reviewing a video that shows a deputy grab a woman’s cellphone from her hands, smashing it to the floor.
In the 53-second video, a woman on the sidewalk appears to be filming officers with her cellphone and making continuous comments when a deputy U.S. Marshal charges at her.
The video was spotted by a South Gate police officer because its caption mentioned the department, and an investigation ensued, Capt. Darren Arakawa said.
No South Gate police were involved in the incident, which has generated dozens of phone calls and email complaints to him and the department’s chief from across the United States, Arakawa said. His officers were securing the area Sunday for an ongoing taskforce operation related to the Mongols Motorcycle Club, he said.
There was no complaint initiated by the woman involved to police, Arakawa said. But he noted “we have an obligation to look at it, and that’s exactly what we did.”
“We really want to put it out there, because we have to explain to people, to residents, that this wasn’t a police officer,” Arakawa said. “We keep getting these emails suggesting that we’re corrupt. I think it’s an isolated incident that does justify some sort of investigation.”
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Beatriz Paez, 34, said she feared for her life during the confrontation. She said she was out on a stroll Sunday afternoon when she came upon what appeared to be a massive federal operation — a stretch of street was blocked off and up to 10 people were on their stomachs with their hands on their heads.
She took out her cellphone and began filming. But the men wearing tactical vests that read “police” on the back noticed and started backing up to obscure her view.
The men stood with their backs to her and she made comments including “You need to stay away from me, I don’t feel safe with you closer to me.”
Paez said the deputy marshal who ultimately charged her grabbed the phone from her hand and smashed it to the ground — he then kicked a plastic cup down the street that she’d dropped in the struggle.
The phone’s screen is shattered and doesn’t work, according to her attorney Colleen Flynn, but they will be trying to recover Paez’s video from the phone’s chip.
The U.S. Marshals service declined to comment further on the video aside from confirming in a statement that their deputy was involved and that the matter was under review.
Hector Villagra, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, said he was “deeply disturbed” by the video.
“There is no situation in which an officer can intentionally grab and destroy a camera being used to lawfully record law enforcement,” Villagra said. “The officer’s conduct is a blatant and deliberate violation of the Constitution and his duties as an officer to abide by the law.”
Posted on | April 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Bernie Sanders To Challenge Hillary Clinton?
US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the self-proclaimed “Democrat Socialist”, is considering challenging Hillary Clinton for a White House run. What doesn’t he like about Clinton? He explains.
If elected, Sanders would become President at the age of 75.
“Fox News Sunday” is heard every Sunday morning from 10 – 11am on AM 1450 KVML.
Posted on | April 17, 2015 | Comments Off on Bay Area By Drone
While visiting San Francisco to photograph a wedding, Dane Christensen felt inspired by the city’s various landmarks, and a picturesque day, to capture drone footage of the City by the Bay.
Posted on | April 16, 2015 | Comments Off on ESPN Suspends Britt McHenry
Warning: ESPN Reporter USES FOUL Language
Warning: ESPN Reporter USES FOUL Language
ESPN announced this afternoon that they were suspending Britt McHenry. The network released the following statement:
“Britt McHenry has been suspended for one week effectively immediately.”
A video emerged early today of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry chewing out a parking lot attendant. The footage, which includes audio, purportedly shows McHenry berating the female attendant, criticizing her looks and education.
Since the video first came to light, McHenry has issued an apology for the outburst, writing, “In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”
So what happened exactly?
In a tweet from April 6 that appears to have since been deleted, McHenry posted an angry message about her car being towed in Arlington, Virginia, but website ARLnow managed to save the social media exchange. “Just got towed after eating dinner at an establishment in Arlington. How corrupt is Advanced Towing?” she wrote.
Although the video doesn’t show what sparked the onslaught of comments, it’s clear that McHenry was none too pleased. “I’m in the news sweetheart, I will *^%@$ sue this place,” she says to the attendant.
She continues her rant against the employee (not visible), criticizing her appearance and her job. “Lose some weight, baby girl” and “So I could be a college dropout and do the same thing?” are just some of the choice lines from the video. She also accuses the attendant of not having a brain.
“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?” she asks. “‘Cause they look so stunning…’Cause I’m on television and you’re in a *&%^$# trailer, honey.”
Posted on | April 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Marco Rubio Announces Run For The White House
Add another name to what is sure to be a crowded field of Republican candidates.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He made the announcement from the Freedom Tower in Miami, FL. This is his complete Presidential Campaign Announcement.
Posted on | April 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Warriors Have Home Advantage During NBA Playoffs
The NBA Playoffs begin this weekend and the Golden State Warriors have home court advantage all the way through the playoffs.
How good are the Warriors? Watch point guard Stephen Curry shoot 77 three-pointers in a row during practice earlier this week.
Posted on | April 13, 2015 | Comments Off on Central Valley Farmers And Towns Suffer During Drought
In the four years since the drought in California began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options.
In search of a solution, farmers who have drilled deeper and deeper into the ground for available water have sought help from unlikely sources.
This was broadcast at the end of 2014 on PBS NewsHour, when there was still hope for a strong and wet winter.
Posted on | April 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Hillary Announces White House Run
Once again, Hillary Clinton is running for President, this time she says “..because everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion”.
This is the video that her campaign team released over the weekend.
Posted on | April 10, 2015 | Comments Off on Bakersfield Man Held After Little Boy Slapped On Video
Police have arrested a man after surveillance video from a Bakersfield convenience store showed a toddler being knocked down with a slap to the face.
KERO-TV reports 23-year-old Justin Whittington was taken into custody Thursday night on suspicion of child endangerment.
The video posted to social media showed a boy running through Vest Market. The toddler was approached by a man who hit him in the face.
The man then picked up the toddler and woman came up and took away the boy, who appeared to be crying.
The Kern County Jail website showed Whittington remained in custody Friday with bail set at $1 million. A call for comment was left a Whittington telephone listing.« go back — keep looking »