Diners and staff at two Richmond District restaurants a half a mile apart were terrified but uninjured by gunfire in the same five minute span on Sunday night, incidents that an SFPD spokesperson called “very similar” in speaking to the Chronicle.“People heard a loud pop,” said officer Giselle Talkoff. “A window shattered. No one saw any suspects.” The restaurants appear to be Star India on the 3700 block of Geary Boulevard, fired into at 7:21 p.m., and Assab Eritrean on the 2800 block of the same street at 7:26 p.m.“Through the course of the investigation, they’ll try to determine whether this was a specific, targeted [crime] or see if it was something random,” Talkoff added. No arrests have yet been made as investigators scour the neighborhood for leads like surveillance footage and witnesses.
Alex Jones—a red-faced screaming sack of flesh who thinks the Obama administration faked the Sandy Hook massacre so they could take away Americans’ guns and now has the ear of the President of the United States—was the subject of a sprawling profile in German news magazine Der Spiegel today. At some point, the reporter had lunch with Jones, who was dressed like this:
“Expressions like ‘Fake News’ and ‘Alternative Truths’ have gained a foothold in Sweden too,” he says, referring to an investigative report by Swedish newspaper Eskilstuna-kuriren which earlier this month exposed a so-called “fake news factory” as a far-right anti-migrant propaganda machine.”There are people who earn money on spreading disinformation and uncertainty. These are well-organized campaigns. It is very difficult to sort everything in the flow of information offered today and we need to raise awareness of what is serious, fact-checked journalism and what is not. Today everything tends to be treated as opinions in the eyes of the readers and then the false image is worth as much as the true image,” says Dennert.
The woman in the current case says she has no feelings for the father of the child and is not a stable relationship with him. For his part, the man has promised to take care of the child.The young woman’s lawyer has appealed the magistrate’s ruling, saying her client’s paperwork is in order, while the Coordinator of the Legal Abortion in Uruguay group has called the judge’s decision “abhorrent,” arguing the decision to terminate a pregnancy is that of a woman alone.
“My take is that the man is most likely a liar and would not take care of the unborn child.”
“We need, so far as we can, to help police departments get better, not diminish their effectiveness. And I’m afraid we’ve done some of that,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.“So we’re going to try to pull back on this,” he told a meeting of the nation’s state attorneys general in Washington.Sessions said such a move would not be “wrong or insensitive to civil rights or human rights.” Instead, he said people in poor and minority communities must feel free from the threat of violent crime, which will require more effective policing with help from the federal government.While crime rates are half of what they were a few decades ago, recent increases in violent crimes do not appear to be “an aberration, a one-time blip. I’m afraid it represents the beginning of a trend.”Sessions said he will encourage federal prosecutors to bring charges when crimes are committed using guns. Referring local drug violations that involve the use of a firearm, for example, to federal court can result is often a stiffer sentence than would be imposed by state courts.“We need to return to the ideas that got us here, the ideas that reduce crime and stay on it. Maybe we got a bit overconfident when we’ve seen the crime rate decline so steadily for so long,” he said.Under the Obama Administration, the Justice Department opened 25 investigations into police departments and sheriff’s offices and was enforcing 19 agreements at the end of 2016, resolving civil rights lawsuits filed against police departments in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore, New Orleans, Cleveland and 15 other cities.