Positive News from the USA

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Haresh » 21 Aug 2019 02:50

Decent white christian folks doing what decent white christian folk do. (no Indians involved)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... g-her.html

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby darshan » 07 Sep 2019 06:23

I guess that not as polished as traditional politicians of last two centuries who got ecosystem set up to not get caught.


Fall River mayor charged with extorting $600,000 from pot companies
https://www.heraldnews.com/news/2019090 ... -companies
BOSTON — Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, his chief of staff and three other alleged co-conspirators have been charged in what federal investigators are referring to as a vast criminal conspiracy to extort money from marijuana dispensaries and others in Fall River.

“If the allegations in today’s indictments are true, Mayor Jasiel Correia has engaged in an outrageous, brazen case of corruption,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a Friday morning press conference.

Correia, 27, who pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Friday afternoon, has been charged in a superseding indictment with bribery; extortion conspiracy; extortion and aiding and abetting; wire fraud; and filing false tax returns, 24 counts in all. He was arrested and charged a first time in October 2018 for his involvement in an alleged scheme to defraud investors in his smartphone app company SnoOwl.

Lelling confirmed Correia was arrested at his Fall River home early Friday morning. Genoveva Andrade, 48, of Somerset, the mayor’s former chief of staff, was also arrested Friday and charged in a criminal complaint with extortion conspiracy; extortion; theft and bribery; and providing false statements to investigators. Andrade appeared in court, but was not arraigned, nor did she enter a plea. She was released on $150,000 unsecured bond, and under the condition that she cannot leave Massachusetts or Rhode Island.

According to Lelling, Correia and Andrade worked to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from private citizens trying to open marijuana dispensaries in Fall River, as well as money from a property owner who was seeking various building permits from the city. In total, Lelling said Correia’s bribes made up roughly $600,000 in cash, plus a $10,000 “Batman” Rolex watch.

Correia has also been accused of taking kickbacks from Andrade, who Lelling said Correia asked to provide him with half her $78,000 salary.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shwetank » 08 Sep 2019 22:15

They say, as goes California, so goes the US. Though the colder climate of northern parts will reduce it there, they ship their homeless and other problems to Cali. Homelessness and garbage is growing at an ever faster pace and now with massive rat infestations (rats everywhere, city hall surrounded by rat traps), medieval diseases as the officials describe them are starting to show up. Typhus cases (in first world developed country!!) have started to show up and rats even testing positive for bubonic plague!



More of a right wing youtuber, but the points still stand:




Older doc from 2016, as the more recent videos show, it's gotten much worse at an ever faster pace. This is a 12 part one, videos are in the link:
On the Streets: A 12-part video series about homelessness in Southern California
1. SKID ROW: NOT THE LAST STOP
Lisa Biagiotti walks through the epicenter of homelessness on Los Angeles’ skid row. She meets Khalil, who is delivering a 5-gallon bottle of water to his pregnant friend so that she can take a shower in her tent.
More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row

2. LIVING ON VENICE BOULEVARD
Biagiotti meets Rory, a millennial who is living with his two friends in an RV along Venice Boulevard. In L.A. County, the number of tents, makeshift communities and vehicles occupied by homeless people has jumped by 85% in two years.

3. SYCAMORE GROVE PARK: MOVING OUT OF SKID ROW
A reported 13,000 fall into homelessness every month. Biagiotti meets a family living in a homeless encampment in a northeast L.A. public park.
As L.A. moves toward more homeless sweeps, long-term solution elusive

4. SKID ROW: SQUEEZED IN ON ALL SIDES
Biagiotti visits Jeff Dietrich of L.A. Catholic Worker at the “Hippie Kitchen.” They discuss the pressures of gentrification and the persistence of homelessness.
Years pass, but couple’s commitment to skid row hasn’t wavered

5. L.A. COUNTY JAIL: ONE HOMELESS WOMAN’S HUSTLE
Bonnie and her husband are homeless. While he is serving a 180-day sentence inside the L.A. County Jail, she moved her encampment to outside the jail along with her service dog. Bonnie sells cigarettes to incoming and outgoing inmates.

6. YOUNG AND HOMELESS IN HOLLYWOOD
Biagiotti joins homeless youth social workers with Covenant House as they canvass Hollywood for 18- to 24-year-olds. An estimated 2,000 young adults sleep on the streets of Los Angeles every night. Down alleyways and side streets, Lisa meets Kristyna, Rimecco and Ray, and learns about what it’s like to be young and homeless in Hollywood.
L.A. is working to count a hidden population — homeless young people

7. HE IS GETTING HIS PHD — AND IS HOMELESS
More than 56,000 college students identified themselves as homeless, according to 2013-14 Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA) data. After watching the first few episodes of the ‘On The Streets’ series, Louis Tse, a 26-year-old UCLA doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, e-mailed Lisa Biagiotti to suggest that she look into the issue of homeless youth.
Via e-mail, Louis revealed that he too was homeless and had been living in his car for more than a year. In this video, they walk through his morning routine, and talk about ‘rational homelessness’ and his post-doctorate goals.

8. JOIN AN L.A. POLICE OFFICER ON HIS SKID ROW BEAT
LAPD Officer Deon Joseph takes Lisa Biagiottti on his nightly patrol of skid row, which he has walked for the last 18 years. Violent crime has escalated citywide, but on Joseph’s beat, he says robberies are up 71%, aggravated assaults by 73% and rapes by 91%. Joseph canvasses Spring to San Pedro, from 3rd to 7th streets. Along the way, he discusses addiction, mental illness and the disastrous effects of a synthetic drug called Spice. He instructs a woman on how to stay safe on the streets, and he remembers the people who have died on his watch.

9. SLAB CITY: A HAVEN FOR THE HOMELESS GENTRIFIES
Lisa Biagiotti visits Slab City to see what the future of homelessness looks like. Off the grid, 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, she tours this desert outpost with Phil Long, a young traveler passing through in a purple bus. She talks to ‘Stickman,’ who has settled on a concrete slab of this former military training base after 30 years on the road. At a community board meeting, she learns that Jack ‘Two Horses’ Martin has lost the resident election, and may be the first person ever evicted from Slab City because of gentrification.

10. HIGHLAND PARK: MURDER IN THE PARK
Biagiotti catches up with the siblings she met at Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park. Three months have passed, and sisters Hope Torres and Patricia Villareal are now sleeping in a winter shelter. A recent murder in the park finally convinced their brother Jesus Torres to come off the streets. The siblings are trying to secure housing before the shelter closes in March, but the housing process is proving long and complicated.

11. VENICE: THE ART OF HOMELESSNESS
Biagiotti meets Trek Thunder Kelly for a stroll around his “house” in Venice. Kelly is an artist who paints, sculpts and lives his art. For the last four years, he has been living “homefree” out of his van. Biagiotti first met Kelly when he committed to a micro-living project. They catch up and compare notes on homelessness, and what it’s like to live on the streets.

12. ARTS DISTRICT: ‘YOU’RE MY NEIGHBOR’
In the final episode of the “On the Streets” series, Biagiotti explains why she decided to explore the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles. She runs into Wanda Gray, who is on her way to the local recycling center. They meet Odell, Gray’s old friend from skid row, and talk about what’s going on in the neighborhood. Pepper, the “mayor of skid row,” imparts some street wisdom to cap the series.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Shwetank » 08 Sep 2019 22:23



This is the sentiment which repeatedly comes up across docs and articles when talking about the future of California :
"There is no middle class. You're either poor, homeless, or so rich it doesn't affect you".
Truly moving towards third-world status, middle class whites are starting to flee the state as social tax burdens only increase. When climate change causes tens of millions more migrants to flee towards the southern border and the strongly leftist and socialist governments (also becoming hopelessly corrupt like third world countries too) continue to offer sanctuary cities and try to decriminalize illegal migration, this is only going to accelerate. Either be rich and live in guarded security compounds like in South Africa or get out.

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Rony » 14 Oct 2019 00:14

:shock:

In the great Lone star state, where else

In the video , the man is handcuffed and lying in a hospital stretcher when he kicks the police officer, who wasn't injured and didn't require medical attention.

Man gets 99 years in prison for kicking police officer


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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby Manish_P » 14 Oct 2019 10:40

Texas leads the way

Police shoot Black Woman at her home

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, 28, was killed around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor called dispatchers to report the woman's front door was open, police said.

James Smith, Jefferson's neighbor, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he called a non-emergency police number when he saw her doors open and lights on in the early morning hours. Officers arrived and parked near but not in front of the residence, police spokesman Lt. Brandon O'Neil said Sunday at a news conference. The officers were searching the perimeter of the woman's home when they saw a person standing inside near a window and one of them opened fire, killing her, police said. Jefferson's 8-year-old nephew was in the room with Jefferson when the shooting occurred, O'Neil said. Merritt said Jefferson was playing video games with the boy.


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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby VinodTK » 19 Oct 2019 01:50

Clinton says Russia 'grooming' US Democrat for third-party 2020 run
Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton has warned that Russia, which interfered in the US election she lost in 2016, is "grooming" a Democratic candidate for a third-party run next year, signalling congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard could fill the role.

The goal of this would essentially be to divide the US electorate and help President Donald Trump win re-election, Clinton said.

"I'm not making any predictions but I think they've got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary, and they're grooming her to be the third-party candidate," the former secretary of state told David Plouffe in his "Campaign HQ" podcast.

"She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."

Clinton, speaking on the podcast which first aired Thursday, did not name Gabbard, but it is highly likely she was the woman Clinton was referring to.

The other women in the race are US senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, and author Marianne Williamson, none of whom are linked to Moscow in ways similar to Gabbard.

US media analysis has shown that sites tied to Russia have celebrated Gabbard's campaign launch, defended her controversial 2017 meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and attacked people who have suggested Gabbard is a pawn for Moscow.

Last week The New York Times quoted influential Republicans who said they were impressed with Gabbard's policy positions and energy. Far-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich said she "seems very Trumpian."

Gabbard has rejected some of the support from rightwing or white nationalist sources, and during last week's Democratic debate she chastised the Times for publishing "smears" and said television commentators calling her a Russian asset were "completely despicable."

The US intelligence community has concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in order to help boost the Republican Trump's chances of winning the presidency.

Clinton said it was clear Russia is laying the groundwork for similar interference in 2020, and that they will likely press for a third party candidate to help divide America's electorate.

People in Trump's orbit "know they can't win without a third party candidate," Clinton said.

In 2016, Green Party liberal leader Jill Stein won more votes than Trump's margin of victory in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, three states that would have secured the presidency for Clinton had she won them.


Amazing charge by Hillary OR a pre-meditated early strike

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Re: Positive News from the USA

Postby VinodTK » 19 Oct 2019 01:58

Moved it to Understanding US thread


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