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September 25th, 2014 - 12:46 pm § in Politics, The Ave Scene

RUMOR: Is Jenny Durkan Running For Attorney General

As Eric Holder steps down, Jenny Durkan’s recent resignation raises the possibility that she will be Obama’s nominee as Attorney General.  She would, of course, be the first lesbian member of the Cabinet.  Her role in reform of the Seattle Police would also be a major topic at Senate h[...]

September 25th, 2014 - 10:06 am § in America, Jews, Religion

5775 L’Shanah Tova .. Happy New Year

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September 25th, 2014 - 9:25 am § in America, Misc.

‘I Owe, I Owe, It’s Off To Work I Go … ‘

(Sung to a score from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”) CBS News reports that nearly half of U.S. manufacturing workers are having their paychecks garnished by debt collectors.  I guess it’s a sign of the times.[...]

September 25th, 2014 - 9:02 am § in Misc.

White SC Trooper Charged For Shooting Unarmed Black Man During Routine License Check

A veteran South Carolina state trooper was fired today for shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop, following a nationwide spate of police shootings of black people that made headlines and provoked demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and other places. Trooper Sean Groubert, 31, pulled [...]

September 25th, 2014 - 8:25 am § in Uncategorized

California Cops Agree To Pay Beating Victim $1.5 Million

The California Highway Patrol has agreed to pay $1.5 million to Marlene Pinnock, 51, the African-American woman shown being repeatedly punched by CHP Officer Daniel Andrew, 31, alongside a freeway on July 1 in a video made by a passing motorist that quickly went viral, following mediation of her civ[...]

September 25th, 2014 - 4:44 am § in America, Hypocrisy

NEW LAWS From Oklahoma

House Bill 2170 removes “spring-type knives” from the list of prohibited weapons to carry, either on one’s person or in purses or bags. Leave pistols and revolvers (unless you have a permit); shotguns or rifles (unless you’re hunting—with a permit, of course); daggers; bowie knives; dirk [...]