Monday, June 30, 2014

Police War On Black Women Continues

Women demanded equality. That is what police do to men all the time. 

[From article]
“The reason I’m talking to you right now is because you are walking in the middle of the street,” Officer Stewart Ferrin said in a video recording obtained by KTVK. “Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID.”
“Are you serious?” Ore asked.
“Yes, I am serious. That is the law,” Ferrin replied.
The professor stated that she was trying to cross College Avenue like several other people around her in an attempt to avoid construction, a police report explained.
“I never once saw a single solitary individual get pulled over by a cop for walking across a street on a campus, in a campus location. Everybody has been doing this because it is all obstructed. That’s the reason why,” Ore told the officer. “But you stop me in the middle of the street to pull me over and ask me, ‘Do you know what this is? This is a street.’ ”
Ferrin asked her if she knew that it was street. Before Ore could finish her statement, he demanded that she put her hands behind her back.
“Don’t touch me,” Ore said. “Get your hands off me.”

Video Shows Officer Forcing Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking
June 30, 2014 8:43 AM

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Group of Girls Attack Individual Girl In Brooklyn Park, Men Cheer Them On

3 girls beat rival as witnesses cheer
By David K. Li
New York Post
June 29, 2014 | 4:28pm

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Pack of girls beat woman in Brooklyn while bystanders record attack
POSTED 4:54 PM, JUNE 27, 2014
UPDATED AT 04:59PM, JUNE 27, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pro Israel Non Profit Sues IRS, Under Obligation To Save Records

June 27, 2014
The sleeper case that could bust open the IRS scandals
By Thomas Lifson

Z Street Speaks Out About IRS Targeting

Friday, June 27, 2014

Re-paving The Cambridge Street Tunnel

These images from June 27, 2014, show re-paving of the roadway of the tunnel from Cambridge Street and Broadway to Mass Avenue. It was done last summer, 2013, but the bonding agent was reportedly flawed. The cracks showed shortly after it was done. You can see how much of the work needs to be redone. It is reported that it will not cost the city taxpayers for the work.

Cambridge Fire Department's Newest Vehicle, The Gator

These are images of the newest vehicle used by the Cambridge Fire Department for accessing unusual spaces. It is called the Gator, manufactured by John Deere. Here is a link to more details of this six-wheel, four-wheel driven vehicle. It uses a diesel engine. Top speed is 20 mph. Cost about $12,000.

The John Deere Symbol is in the grille. 

Parked at the fire department headquarters station at Broadway and Cambridge Street

Six wheels, but only the rear four provide momentum 

Cambridge Common Baseball, Soccer Field Gets Upgrade

Backstop looking toward Waterhouse Street

Backstop screen removed

Equipment on the field looking toward Mass Avenue

Replacement gravel looking toward Waterhouse Street

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Boss Of Tijuana Drug Cartel Busted

[From article]
Founded in the 1980s by Arellano's uncle, Benjamin Arellano Felix, the organisation viturally conrtolled Mexico to US drug-trafficking channels in the 1990s.
He inherited leadership of the cartel from his other uncle, Javier Arellano Felix, who was arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard off Mexico's Baja California in 2006. He was later sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.
Two years after his uncle was captured a renegade lieutenant, Teodoro Garcia Simental, made a power play and set up his own operation.
It prompted a bloodbath that turned Tijuana into one of Mexico's most violent cities, plagued by daytime shootouts, beheadings and mutilated corpses hanging from freeway bridges.

Head of Tijuana drug cartel arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play Croatia in the World Cup - with his face painted red, white and green
Fernando Sanchez Arellano, 42, was detained in the border city of Tijuana
Was watching Mexico's last group game when the property was raided
The huge drug operation inspired the Hollywood blockbuster Traffic
DEA described him as a 'ghost', having evaded capture for years
Was said to have flooded the U.S. with cocaine and heroin for a decade
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 17:38 EST, 24 June 2014 | UPDATED: 09:52 EST, 26 June 2014

Supreme Court of the U.S. Voids Massachusetts Ban On Abortion Protest

[From article]
The Supreme Court today struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.
Chief Justice John Roberts said authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside the clinics and noted that most of the problems reported by police and the clinics occurred outside the Planned Parenthood facility in Boston, and only on Saturdays when the largest crowds typically gather.

Supreme Court overrules ban on 35ft protest-free zones outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts because it violates First Amendment
Chief Justice John Roberts said on Thursday authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside abortion clinics
The case began when grandmother Eleanor McCullen and other abortion opponents sued over limits on their activities at Planned Parenthood health centers in Boston, Springfield and Worcester
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 11:11 EST, 26 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:33 EST, 26 June 2014

Hired Help Refuses To Work and To Leave Employer's Home

[From article]
And as the Bracamonte's discovered, this was not the first time that Stretton has clashed in the courts with family's.
She has been involved in 36 lawsuits, ensuring she has made California's Vexatious Litigant list, for abusing the system.
'Anyone who looks at her crooked, she sues,' said Bracamonte.
Stretton is now threatening to sure for wrongful dismissal and abuse of the elderly while she eats their food and sleeps in their house.
She has even told the family she wants them to be out of their own house between 8am and 8pm.

Meet the 'nightmare nanny' squatting in family's home after refusing to work who is now threatening to kick THEM out of their own house
Diane Stretton, 64, is squatting in the home of Marcella and Ralph Bracamonte in Upland, California
Fell ill and began refusing to work according to the Bracamonte's
Police have said that Stretton was invited into the home and has established residency
She is threatening to sue and wants them out of their own home from 8am to 8pm daily
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 16:55 EST, 26 June 2014 | UPDATED: 18:37 EST, 26 June 2014

U.N. Condemns Israeli Search For Teens Kidnapped By HAMAS Terrorists

Heartbreaking: The UN mocks Israeli mothers' grief.

NAACP, Black US Rep. Want Payback For Black Votes For MIssissippi Republican

Nothing works as well as buying votes.

[From article]
In an interview with HuffPost Live, Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said that Cochran could thank black voters by supporting efforts to re-establish protections in the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Courtstruck down last year.
"Our advocacy towards his office is to support amending the Voting Rights Act, free of any conditions such as voter ID," Johnson said. "I think this is an opportunity for him to show some reciprocity for African-Americans providing a strong level of support for him."

NAACP Wants Thad Cochran To 'Show Some Reciprocity'
The Huffington Post

By Sam Levine
Posted: 06/25/2014 5:30 pm EDT Updated: 06/26/2014 11:59 am EDT

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Bennie Thompson Explains How Thad Cochran Can Reward Black Voters
By Joel Gehrke
June 25, 2014 4:40 PM

Senator Thad Cochran (R., Miss.) needs to reward the black voters who crossed party lines to support him in his runoff against tea party challenger Chris McDaniel by backing some concrete policy initiatives, according the the state’s only member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Shows DHS Secretary Encourages Illegal Immigration

Sessions Lambasts Secretary Johnson For Fostering Chaos, Violence At Border

Bounty Offered For Information About IRS White House Collusion

[From article]
With idea that surely someone somewhere knows something, one of the non-profits that was victimized by the IRS, is offering a million dollar bounty for smoking gun evidence that leads to the White House.
In May, Catherine Englebrecht's group, True the Vote created The IRS Bounty which offers a million dollar "crowd-funded award for new, relevant evidence implicating IRS senior leadership or Obama White House officials in the IRS scandal." has a toll-free phone number for people to provide information on IRS targeting, at 844-4Bounty.

One Million Dollar IRS Bounty Offered For Info Leading to White House
24 Jun 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Illegal Aliens Brought To Massachusetts

[From article]
A Boston TV station has discovered that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been flying planeloads of illegal immigrants to Massachusetts over the past couple of weeks.
ICE officials confirmed to Fox 25 on Friday that at least six commercial, agency-owned charter flights have transported detainees to the Boston area.

ICE shipping planeloads of illegal immigrants to Massachusetts
June 16, 2014 by Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Video embed here

Driverless Cars Tested

[From article]
An emergency stop button is on board and, if conditions confuse the system, the car will simply come to a halt.

Not always the best reaction.

[. . .]
Commuters could be driven to work in vehicles with office equipment or face-to-face seating for meetings. Designated drivers would be redundant and party cars could ferry groups to football matches stocked with beer, snacks and big-screen televisions. Driverless cars could take your kids to soccer practice, take blind or disabled people anywhere, pick up groceries or fetch the dog from its groomer.
[. . .]
New York hosted the world’s first driverless car demo — in 1925, when a radio-controlled car drove up Broadway and down Fifth Avenue in heavy traffic.

How Google might put taxi drivers out of business
By Diane Francis
June 21, 2014 | 3:19pm

Harvard Celebrates Summer Solstice

Harvard University Museums of Science & Culture celebrated the summer solstice on Saturday June 21, 2014 with acrobats, telescopes, and other science demonstrations. These images were captured on the overpass which Harvard calls the Science Center Plaza. 

One of several telescopes for civilian viewing

Acrobats perform

Acrobats perform

The food is apparent. Can't make out the insects. Wait. Aren't insects edible too?

One more of the telescopes

Can you see the man in the moon?

Garland wearer shows how to make them out of plants.

Bill Hailey does not know what he is missing.

Remnants from the makers of flower crowns.

Rock On 

You can really Rock Around the Clock

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Harvard Square Music Festival

These images were captured during the Harvard Square Music Festival at about 5:30 PM on Saturday June 21, 2014, first day of summer.

One of two exotic cars drove by. 

Performers at the Pit

Musicians at Brattle Square

Post Modern Authors, at Church Street and Mass Avenue

Solo Drummer, one for each hand, on Church Street

Cambridge Police Make Traffic Stop

Cambridge Police traffic patrol made a stop on Concord Avenue near Walden Street. These images were captured at about 6:00 PM, Saturday June 21, 2014, the first day of summer.

Dragon Boat Festival 2014: 1 OF 3 Boats and Crews

The 35th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival was held on Sunday June 15, 2014 on the Charles River with cultural events on the Cambridge Banks near the Weeks Bridge.  This is one of three posts of images from that event, Boats and Crews.

Massachusetts State Police Patrol Boat

Crew From Harvard Pilgrim Health

Drum Crew Mingles With Boat Crew

Massachusetts State Police Patrol Boat

University of Massachusetts Boston Crew

Massachusetts State Police Patrol Boat Turns Back Pleasure Boat

Massachusetts State Police Patrol Boat Intercepts Pleasure Boat

Color Coded Crew

Northeastern University Crew Discussing Strategy

Dragon Boats Neck and Neck

Resting Crew With State Police Guard