Deputies executed rather than arrested people who did not have weapons in their hands!
When deputies arrived, a man “bleeding profusely from the neck” rushed out of the apartment with Winkler trailing behind him. Deputies were told the suspect was a white man wearing a black shirt. Winkler fit the description. Three deputies fired their guns, hitting both Winkler and the stabbing victim.
via Deputies Mistakenly Killed ‘Tosh.0’ Production Assistant In West Hollywood: LAist.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the use of traps that snare or grip coyotes, bears, foxes and other animals in the city and directing the Department of Animal Services to ensure that other types of traps aren’t used inhumanely — for instance, by leaving an animal caged for a long time.
While many people think of wildlife as something encountered in remote forests, deserts, or mountains, our cities also have wildlife of their own: animals that have adapted to living among people and often perform valuable functions. This is particularly true in Los Angeles — small mammals, resident and migratory species of birds, and aquatic wildlife all call parts of Los Angeles home and larger animals, such as foxes, coyotes, and even mountain lions live in the parks and open space within Los Angeles.
via Los Angeles Bans Indiscriminate Snares and Traps | Damon Nagami’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.
Restaurant dining may be less bother than a home-cooked meal, but a new study finds that you’re twice as likely to get food poisoning dining out compared to eating in.
Researchers from the consumer watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest analyzed data on more than 3,900 solved cases of foodborne illness occurring in the United States over 10 years.
More than 1,600 outbreaks tied to restaurant meals sickened a total of more than 28,000 people during that time, CSPI said. In comparison, about 900 food poisoning outbreaks were linked to private homes, with nearly 13,000 people becoming ill.
via Restaurants Pose Double the Risk of Food Poisoning Compared to Homes: Study: MedlinePlus.
219 Republicans want to cut your or your elder’s Social Security, Medicare, Veteran’s coverage!
Rep. Paul Ryan’s conservative budget proposal passed the House of Representatives 219
via The House Narrowly Approves Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal – The Wire.
This will be GOP-Tea Baggers-Koch Brothers next ploy – Strip citizenship from Americans whom they don’t like!
While most Western countries regard citizenship a right, Britain’s Home Secretary Teresa May called it “a privilege, not a right,” and the government’s program of removing citizenship from selected naturalized citizens is beginning to stir public debate, and other countries are watching closely.
A bill giving the Canadian government deprivation powers is in Parliament, and Australia and the Netherlands are considering similar legislation.
Forty-two people in Britain have had their citizenship removed since 2006, 20 in the past year. The formal procedure typically takes place while the citizen is out of the country, rendering him or her stateless. Israel, by comparison, has used the process only three times since 2000.
via British government seeks more power to strip citizenship – UPI.com.
Two members of the US Congress on Thursday joined right-wing Jews who toured the al-Aqsa Mosque compound escorted by Israeli police officers, a Jerusalem-based Fatah official said.
Dimitri Daliani told Ma’an that Republicans Bill Johnson of Ohio and David McKinley of Virginia entered the compound with the “extremist” Chaim Richman, director of the rightist Temple Institute.
Daliani said the “congressmen’s participation in such criminal incursions into the al-Aqsa Mosque without being questioned by their own government indicates collusion with settler gangs whose aim is to hurt the al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Daliani urged Arab and Muslim communities in the United States districts represented by those representatives to “punish them at the ballots.”
via 2 US lawmakers tour Aqsa with right-wing Jews | Maan News Agency.