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Raw: Dashcam Shows Shooting, Evan Ebel Chase

April 10, 2014
Raw: Dashcam Shows Shooting, Evan Ebel Chase

http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Warning: Graphic video. The Colorado US Attorney’s Office released dashcam video involving a deadly car chase following th…

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Video Of DUI Checkpoint In Rutherford County Tennessee Goes Viral

July 12, 2013
Video Of DUI Checkpoint In Rutherford County Tennessee Goes Viral

Video Of DUI Checkpoint In Rutherford County Goes Viral facebook.com/andrewbsheets ORIGINAL VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-WMn_zHCVo Mayor’s Office E…

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Despite Oath to Serve & Protect, AJ Ross Lies and Violates

July 11, 2013
Despite Oath to Serve & Protect, AJ Ross Lies and Violates

On July 4th individuals employed at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee held a DUI checkpoint. When one driver questioned the need to roll hi…

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The Business of Standing in Line – Truthdig

June 6, 2013

Eric Hopkins paced up and down a hallway in the Dirksen Senate Office Building two weeks ago in front of 25 people who were standing in line for a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Few of them knew what the public hearing was about. That’s because they were hired by LineStanding.com, which paid them to reserve spots for lawyers, lobbyists, union members and anyone else willing to spend $32 an hour to secure a place in line. Hopkins works for the company as a coordinator. The Business of Standing in Line – Truthdig

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The Woman Some Are Dubbing ‘The Female Barack Obama’

February 10, 2012

By Tim Reid and Aruna Viswanatha Feb 9 (Reuters) – California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a veteran prosecutor with acute political instincts and a reputation for thick skin, gambled big in the settlement negotiations with banks over illegal foreclosures. It’s a gamble that appears to have paid off spectacularly. Harris, whose state has been one of the hardest hit by the U.S. foreclosure crisis, pulled out of talks with the banks last September, saying what they were offering was grossly insufficient. At the time, her office said on Thursday, California was being offered between $2 billion and $4 billion. The gambit carried significant risks. California is a non-judicial foreclosure state, meaning foreclosures can happen outside the court system. Thus there are no court files filled with the notorious “robo-signed” documents, leaving Harris with less leverage than other states in negotiating with the banks. Yet on Thursday, Harris held a press conference in Los Angeles to herald a deal that looks exceptionally favorable to California. Out of the $40 billion in total benefits that are expected to flow from the $25 billion settlement that the banks agreed to pay, California is set to emerge with some $18 billion. Harris wrung a commitment from the banks to reduce loans to distressed homeowners by $9 billion, and to provide $3 billion to assist short sales. Another $6 billion will fund restitution and anti-blight programs, among other things. There are also enforcement and penalty provisions unique to California that Harris said will make sure the banks comply with the terms of the settlement. Harris’ hardball tactics reflect a woman who has prospered in the rough and tumble politics of the Golden State. Born in Oakland, California, she is the daughter of a Tamil mother, a breast cancer specialist who emigrated to the United States in 1960, and a Jamaican American father, a Stanford University economic professor. Her parents divorced when she was a toddler and her mother raised Harris and her sister to be proud African Americans during the tumult of the Civil Rights era. By virtue of her gender and her parentage, Harris is the first female, the first African American and the first Asian American attorney general in California, and the first Tamil American attorney general in the United States. A career prosecutor, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco in 2003 after defeating two-term incumbent Terence Hall. She was re-elected unopposed in 2007. Convictions in San Francisco increased sharply during her tenure. But her unshakeable opposition to the death penalty led to a bitter stand-off with the city’s police department when, just four months into the job, a police officer was gunned down and killed by a gang member and Harris declined to seek the death penalty. She also came under fire when a scandal engulfed the San Francisco crime lab, resulting in the mass dismissal of drug cases. Yet she remained a highly appealing political figure, dubbed “the female Barack Obama” by some wags. In 2010, she prevailed over a weak field to win the Democratic nomination for attorney general, and then barely edged her Republican rival, Los Angeles district attorney Steve Cooley, in the general election. Harris is widely considered to be a likely future candidate for higher office; if the mortgage settlement proceeds as planned, it could ultimately help more than just the troubled homeowners. (Reporting By Tim Reid and Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Richard Chang) More: The Woman Some Are Dubbing ‘The Female Barack Obama’

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Council Hears Plight of Rent Control Tenants Facing Eviction

February 8, 2012

A senior citizen couple is facing eviction from their apartment based on a technicality in Beverly Hills’ rent stabilization ordinance, the City Council learned Tuesday. Speaking on behalf of Parker and Jean West, attorney and former Beverly Hills Mayor Mark Egerman detailed the couple’s struggle to keep their apartment at 420 S. Doheny Drive after nearly 24 years of residency. Egerman, who was accompanied by the couple at the podium in Council Chambers, urged council members to “study the issue to ensure that ordinances enacted to protect senior citizens on limited income are not circumvented in any way.” The Wests have fought a legal battle with two property owners since 2009, Egerman said. In the latest round of legal wrangling, the property owners have issued an eviction notice centered around the issue of “comparability.” After recent renovations added a bathroom to the couple’s unit and additional kitchen space to a neighboring apartment, there is a lack of comparability, the owners claimed. This negates the couple’s rent-control standing under the city’s rent stabilization ordinance, paving the way for the current owners to move into the disputed unit. City Attorney Larry Wiener said his office and other city staff personnel are studying the issue and will make a determination on the matter in “several days” or “several weeks.” Council members agreed to put the issue on their next meeting agenda for further public discussion. The next council meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21. “Mr. and Mrs. West, we are so sorry for your predicament, and as a city we take this responsibility very seriously so you will have our full, undivided attention,” Mayor Barry Brucker said.  B e sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook . The rest is here: Council Hears Plight of Rent Control Tenants Facing Eviction

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Heavy D’s cause of death revealed

January 1, 2012

Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Read the original: Heavy D’s cause of death revealed

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Jet Airways Declared As The Best Airline In Chentral/South Asia And India

December 11, 2011

Mumbai,Jet Airways, India ‘s premier international airline, has been adjudged the ‘Best Airline in Central/South Asia and India” at the 8th annual Global Traveller Reader Survey Travel Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Excerpt from: Jet Airways Declared As The Best Airline In Chentral/South Asia And India

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Week in Review: Vice Mayor Interview, Community Center Bids and Library Renovations

December 11, 2011

The City Council held a meeting and the new school board was installed last week. Read about that and more in the top stories from Dec. 4-10. 1. Don’t miss part one and part two of Patch’s interview with Vice Mayor William Brain. 2. The council rejected all construction bids for a project that will revamp the Roxbury Park Community Center . 3. The new Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education was installed . 4. The council has approved a construction firm’s bid to renovate the Beverly Hills Public Library . 5. The city and the Beverly Hills Police Officers Association have reached an agreement for a new five-year employment contract .  Also, don’t miss the chance to win $100,000 for BHUSD schools. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the article here: Week in Review: Vice Mayor Interview, Community Center Bids and Library Renovations

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Why Ron Paul is Too Old

December 11, 2011
Why Ron Paul is Too Old

Is R o n Paul too old?

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