‘He shot them both,’ defense lawyer says of illegal immigrant accused of killing two cops

“I wish I had killed more of the motherfuckers,” he boasted to the jury as prosecutor Rod Norgaard described the outbreak of violence.

Smiling broadly, Bracamontes added, “I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me ... There’s no need for a fucking trial.”
Submitted by katheudo at 2018-01-23 2:03am to the Crime forum.

In New Proposed Subway Elevators, Some See a Terrorism Risk

To some, the prospect of adding new subway elevators not far from the World Trade Center is a godsend, a desperately needed portal for the disabled to a subway system that is among the least accessible in the nation.

To a group of neighbors who live beside the proposed site, the elevators seem like something else entirely: a hazard a terrorist could turn into shrapnel.
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-01-23 0:30am to the Politics forum.

How US 'get out of jail free' cards work

The cards do not entitle its owner to any special rights, but those who use them say they can help avoid traffic and parking tickets, such as red light and speeding violations.

Police officers will sometimes give warnings instead, but will still arrest the card holders for more serious violations, such as drink driving and aggressive speeding.

The decision is purely up to the officer's discretion.

Former NYPD detective Angel Maysonet told BBC News that card holders do not get any special ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-01-22 23:57pm to the Crime forum.

App concept records sexual consent in legally binding agreement

A new app may be coming to smartphones that allows you to consent to sex before going on date. The concept is called It's called LegalFling, and it involves a legally binding agreement.
work out for some people.

LegalFling is the first Blockchain-based app to verify explicit consent before couples have sex, making the do's and don'ts clear to the both parties.
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-01-22 23:16pm to the Horseshit! forum.

The Nice Cop

If the most decent guy I knew could become a murderer when he put on a uniform, something is systemically wrong with policing itself…
Submitted by nocash at 2018-01-22 22:39pm to the Crime forum.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Congressional Districts on State Law Grounds; And There’s a Longshot Theory to Get SCOTUS Review

Today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on state law grounds held the state’s congressional districting violated the state constitution. It ordered the state legislature to submit a plan with compact and contiguous districts. If it can’t get a plan signed by the (Democratic) governor, the Pa courts will draw the maps. (Two Justices dissented.)

This case is separate from a federal constitutional case (Agre v. Wolf) that is on its way to SCOTUS. That case may be mooted by today’s state ...
Submitted by crote at 2018-01-22 21:39pm to the Politics forum.

OKLAHOMA: GOP Sen. Nathan Dahm Files Bill Declaring All Wildlife To Be The Property Of "Almighty God"

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, not fucking incidentally, has been nominated by Trump to run NASA despite his utter lack of science or engineering knowledge and his denial of climate change. NASA, as you surely know, conducts much of the federal research on the climate. Shortly after his nomination, Bridenstine deleted his entire social media presence, doubtlessly to thwart Senate questioning. His nomination was narrowly approved by a Senate panel this week and now moves forward to a vote by the full ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:25pm to the Politics forum.

Company loses $800,000 in city contracts after workers came to site with KKK sticker and guns

After a Milwaukee city contractor’s employees were outed with guns and white supremacist iconography on work sites, the company is slated to lose upwards of $1 million.

As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, American Sewer Services was denied two contracts worth $800,000 after the Milwaukee Common Council passed a resolution against them. They are also prohibited from re-bidding on either contract.

In December, controversy roiled after a photo of a Ku Klux Klan sticker on an American ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:23pm to the Politics forum.

Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct Case

Representative Patrick Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle his own misconduct complaint after a former aide accused him last year of making unwanted romantic overtures to her, according to several people familiar with the settlement.

A married father of three, Mr. Meehan, 62, had long expressed interest in the personal life of the aide, who was decades younger and had ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:22pm to the Politics forum.

Trump Reportedly Imitates Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an Indian Accent

uried in a story published Sunday about a plan that could increase the number of troops in Afghanistan by 1,000, the Washington Post reported an eyebrow-raising anecdote about the president of the United States:

Senior administration officials said that the president has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in an Oval Office meeting last year told him, “Never has a country given so much away for so little in return” as the United States ...
Submitted by DamnHead at 2018-01-22 20:21pm to the The World forum.

Protester punches, chokes alt-right party attendee: cops

A supporter of President Trump who had attended an alt-right Manhattan celebration of the anniversary of the inauguration was attacked by a protester Saturday night, police said.

Several hundred people had bought tickets for the gathering at a nightclub at West 50th Street and 12th Avenue — which featured right-winger Mike Cernovich and which was, oddly, crashed by transgender Wiki-leaker Chelsea Manning. She tweeted from the scene she “crashed the fascist/white supremacist hate brigade ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:21pm to the Crime forum.

Amazon opens its grocery store without a checkout line to the public

After a year of testing with its own employees, Amazon opens its store that lets you browse, grab and walk out — skipping the checkout line, but not the bill — to the public Monday.

The convenience store and its proprietary technology, made up of hundreds of cameras and sensors and requiring a new Amazon app, dangled the promise of solving a bedrock complaint for shoppers — long checkout lines — when it was unveiled just over a year ago. The high-tech approach, crafted by the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:19pm to the The Economy forum.

Principles for Keeping Jezebel From Stealing Your Spiritual Authority

The church is at one of the most pivotal moments in history. It will either enter a great revival and heal the culture woes of our times as it has done in the past or go the route of social compliance and irrelevancy.

Many souls are weighing in the balance of this choice, and what it may come down to is your sexual integrity as a leader.

Our previous generation of leaders was birthed in a culture of morality. They knew that character was what you did when you were all by yourself. They feared ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:18pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan

Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan.

Similar traffic charges are already used in cities like Singapore, Stockholm, London and Milan, but New York has rejected or ignored versions of them dating to at least the 1970s. The newest plan embraces the twin goals of easing Manhattan’s choking traffic while raising badly needed ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:26pm to the Politics forum.

Joe Arpaio files appeal to undo contempt of court conviction

ormer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed an appeal to undo his criminal contempt of court conviction, Arpaio said in a release Friday.

Arpaio’s appeal argues that the pardon he received from President Donald Trump made his case moot before the official appeals process began, and that the conviction should have been removed automatically.

He also claims in the appeal that U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton “refused to give the Sheriff a trial by jury,” and that her “verdict ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-01-22 20:25pm to the Crime forum.

Police union slashes number of ‘get out of jail free’ cards issued

The city’s police-officers union is cracking down on the number of “get out of jail free” courtesy cards distributed to cops to give to family and friends.

“They are treating active members like s–t, and retired members even worse than s–t,” griped an apparently magical talking dungheap. “All the cops I spoke to were .?.?. very disappointed they couldn’t hand them out as Christmas gifts.”
Submitted by WootFuxor at 2018-01-22 19:42pm to the Crime forum.

The Government Shutdown Is Over and It May or May Not Be Because Democrats Folded Like a Cheap Suit

The (partial) government shutdown is over: Minutes ago, the majority of Senate Democrats voted for a three-week funding extension bill that includes a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, purportedly doing so in exchange for Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s promise to bring DACA legislation to the floor of the chamber for debate/voting no later than Feb. 8. (A substantial number of existing DACA protections for undocumented individuals brought to the U.S. ...
Submitted by Orangeperson at 2018-01-22 19:23pm to the Politics forum.

Complaining about low pay online ‘destroyed my life’

I was beginning my overnight shift at Yelp headquarters, passing by the coffee machines, when I saw a message scrawled in red marker on a large whiteboard: “I’m about to be homeless!”

There was no name at the end of the message, just a phone number. I texted it, knowing it had to be a support rep, and offered them a place to stay. After some back and forth, they declined — but the episode left me stunned. Someone had finally declared what was running through all of our minds.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-01-22 18:40pm to the The Economy forum.

Putting Ancient Recipes on the Plate

Over the last couple of hundred years, since the ash-shrouded cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered, dozens of these loaves, carbonized by the sudden, searing heat of pyroclastic flows, have turned up. They’re relics of an astounding disaster, but there’s something intimate and familiar about them that collapses time and distance. You can imagine the routine of mixing and rolling the dough, the smell of fermenting starter, the sound of a perfect crust cracking under your thumb.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-01-22 17:42pm to the Food forum.

Meet the People Keeping Mold-A-Rama Alive

In 1971, sick of working in middle management in Chicago, William Jones purchased a number of Mold-A-Rama vending machines on a whim. He knew nothing about the technology, which produces injection molded plastic figures, and didn’t understand its appeal, but saw the purchase as an opportunity to do something new for a living. Little did he realize that almost 50 years later, his family would still be in the business, maintaining a collection of the beloved machines, which are as popular as ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-01-22 17:42pm to the Off Topic News forum.