Monday, January 15, 2018

Entitled to violence


  • Police were called to John's Incredible Pizza Company in Newark on Saturday
  • Video of the incident shows two large groups of people exchanging blows 
  • A girl missing her phone traced it to the location using the Find My iPhone app
  • It turned out the phone was in the lost and found, a floor above where the brawl occurred
  • This is the shocking moment a massive brawl broke out in a California pizza restaurant over a missing iPhone that turned out to have been in the lost and found the whole time.
    Police were called to John's Incredible Pizza Company in Newark's NewPark Mall on Saturday night after violence erupted.
    It broke out after a girl missing her phone had approached a group to see if they'd seen it but quickly descended into chaos, with video showing two large groups of people exchanging blows and screaming at each other.
    Newark police officers had to call in officers from the Fremont Police Department for help because of the size of the brawl, NBC Bay Arena reports.
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    A massive brawl broke out in a California pizza restaurant on Saturday night over a missing iPhone
    It turned out the phone was handed into lost and found hours before the brawl
    A massive brawl broke out in a California pizza restaurant over a missing iPhone that turned out to have been in the lost and found the whole time
    Police said the fight was eventually broken up and only minor injuries were reported. No arrests were made.
    Later, as officers began to investigate the incident, the restaurant's manager found the missing phone had been turned into the lost and found hours earlier.The girl who lost her phone used the Find My iPhone app to get to the location of the brawl, but the device was actually a floor above in the lost and found.
    Her mother claimed they were attacked for just asking a group if they'd seen the phone.
    Newark police officers had to call in officers from the Fremont Police Department for help because of the size of the brawl
    Newark police officers had to call in officers from the Fremont Police Department for help because of the size of the brawl
    Police said the massive fight was eventually broken up and only minor injuries were reported
    Police said the massive fight was eventually broken up and only minor injuries were reported
    Drake Lynn, who works at the restaurant, told NBC that he saw two young women arguing before it escalated into a physical fight.
    'Their boyfriends, or males who they were with, backed them up, and then they started throwing punches, and then their friends started throwing punches, and they started throwing punches at other parties that were there,' Lynn said.
    'We would have definitely found the cellphone, if they would have just given us a little bit of time and let us do our jobs instead of throwing punches.' 
    Nicole Davis shared footage of the brawl on Facebook, writing: 'Took the kids to John's Incredible Pizza in Fremont tonight and it really went down in the buffet line smh.' 
    At least 20 people were involved in the fight, the woman who recorded footage of it said
    'I made sure I protected my kids until they cleared the way so we can get out, but I just hated the fact they did this at a family establishment,' she said
    At least 20 people were involved in the fight, the woman who recorded footage of it said
    At least 20 people were involved in the fight, she told SF Gate.
    'It was a horrible experience,' she said. 
    'I made sure I protected my kids until they cleared the way so we can get out, but I just hated the fact they did this at a family establishment.' 
    She added: 'It makes me sick that my kids had to see that and all the kids that were scared crying.' 

    A study shows that DACA-aged illegals are more likely to commit additional crimes and be jailed than citizens

    It's time to sort the good from the bad in the 800,000-person DACA bloc


    A study shows that DACA-aged illegals are more likely to commit additional crimes and be jailed than citizens.  With all the news about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program being subject to a congressional deal, this latest bit of news points to a need to start separating good from bad DACA recipients in any amnesty for them.
    According to the Washington Examiner:
    A new report about crimes committed by illegals finds that younger undocumented immigrants [sic; should be "illegal aliens" –ed.] who were eligible for former President Obama's DACA amnesty program commit far more crimes than other immigrants or U.S. citizens.
    In unearthing rare data that details the crimes and sentences of illegals in Arizona, the Crime Prevention Research Center reported that immigrants age 15-35, the general population of the 700,000 in Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, "commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S. citizens."
    The crimes cited in the study are authentic thug-type crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery, and kidnapping, not the white-collar variety such as Social Security identification theft, which has an even greater subset of violators among illegal immigrants.

    Two caveats should be noted from the report: the study covers only Arizona state, and its conclusions are a nationwide projection from those results.  Also, the study itself covers only DACA-aged youths, not actual verified DACA recipients.
    That said, the research was done by the respected John Lott, whose work is known for its rigor.  And any youth of the right age who hasn't applied for DACA would be a fool not to, given its 99% approval rate on applications.  There is reason to think there is merit in Lott's claims.
    This points to a problem we see again and again in DACA recipients: for every valedictorian proudly featured in the press among the program's 800,000-strong bloc, we have far higher numbers of illiterates, underachievers, unassimilated non-English-speakersdropouts, and repeat criminals.
    The negotiations in the Congress on a DACA deal with President Trump continuously use the 800,000-strong recipient base as an undifferentiated bloc.  Yet we know there was no differentiation in the approval process, and the valedictorians went into the same bin as the underachievers and the underclass-assimilators.  Most Americans would be fine with allowing the valedictorians and the 900 servicemembers among the 800,000-person bloc to stay as part of a deal, as these people would probably make successful Americans.  Where they draw the line is with gang members, habitual criminals, underachievers, and terrorist sympathizers piggybacking onto them as part of a lump-sum deal.
    Why anyone would refrain from splitting up the DACA bloc into categories that go well beyond an applicant's age is a mystery to me.  Breaking up the bloc will make a deal for the more deserving of the applicants that much easier, if a deal ever comes to pass. And that number is likely to be far more manageable as well as less of an incentive to come to the U.S, than amnesty for 800,000 new entrants.

    San Francisco Requires Poop Maps To Help Pedestrians Avoid Human Waste

    San Francisco Requires Poop Maps To Help Pedestrians Avoid Human Waste

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    For those who have maintained that San Francisco is full of . . . whatever, there is now living proof. How much poop is there on the streets of the City by the Bay?
    Would you believe there is an online map to track human feces on the city’s streets? There is.
    According to Fox News, one area of the city reported a 140% rise in feces. As Jay Caruso of RedState noted, “Public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, building walls and power poles.”
    When did the gleaming jewel that was San Francisco become a repository for poop? Mayor Willie Brown terminated ordinances; city district Attorney Terence Hallinan would not prosecute “victimless” crimes involving drugs and prostitution.
    A report from the Office of the Controller stated, “service requests related to human waste increased across all Supervisorial Districts in San Francisco in FY 2015-16, and at a rate well above the average growth in overall SF311 use. District 6 (in Zone B) had far more service requests related to human waste than any other district – three-times as many as the next highest count in District 9 (Zone D) – and nearly 30 percent more requests compared to FY 2014-15. This change appears to be driven mostly by additional reports along Market Street, south of
    Additionally, data from Public Works showed an increase of 13.5% in service orders generated from public service requests,

    What if the person who pushed the button is a Democrat loon?

    Jim Carrey rips Trump for Hawaiian missile crisis: US heading for ‘suffering beyond all imagination’

    Nancy Pelosi bashed new tax cut savings as ‘crumbs’ — here’s what she said about a $40 cut in 2011

    Nancy Pelosi bashed new tax cut savings as ‘crumbs’ — here’s what she said about a $40 cut in 2011

    Nancy Pelosi bashed new tax cut savings as ‘crumbs’ — here’s what she said about a $40 cut in 2011
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has bashed the bonuses and wage increases directly from the tax reform bill as "crumbs." But in 2011, she praised a $40 savings for Americans. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continued to bash the GOP tax reform bill last week despite it already benefiting millions of Americans. But she had a different take when her party temporarily cut taxes — and at a smaller rate — just a few years ago.

    What did Pelosi say?

    During her weekly press briefing last week, Pelosi dismissed as “crumbs” the bonuses and wage increases companies are giving their employees as a result of the tax reform package the GOP-led Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed in December.
    “In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving workers to kind of put the schmooze on is so pathetic. It’s so pathetic,” Pelosi said, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
    Indeed, Pelosi is correct. Businesses got a massive tax break in the new bill, which cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. Republicans argued easing the tax burden on businesses would help stimulate the economy and help workers because wages would go up.
    They have been proven correct. According to the Washington Examiner, more than 160 companies have so far announced bonuses or wage increases directly citing the tax bill as the impetus.
    However, when Democrats saved Americans an average of just $40 in 2011, the former speaker of the House sang a much different tune.

    What did she say then?

    After Congress passed a temporary extension of the payroll tax cut in 2011, which saved the average American worker just $40, Pelosi praised the accomplishment as a “victory for the American people” that “will make a difference.”
    She further praised the accomplishment in a statement:
    Today is a victory for all Americans — for the security of our middle class, for the health of our seniors, and for economic growth and job creation. The American people spoke out clearly and, thanks to President Obama’s leadership, 160 million Americans will continue to receive their payroll tax cut — nearly $40 per paycheck in the pockets of the average family. I salute the work of the unified House Democratic caucus on behalf of the American people.
    In addition to the millions of dollars companies are handing out in raises and bonuses, the majority of Americans will see tangible results in their paychecks next month — and in most cases, it will be more than $40.

    Government slumlords...

    Family left to fend for selves by NYCHA after ceiling collapse

    The city’s public-housing authority — already under fire for ignoring lead-paint hazards and failing to get heat to freezing tenants — on Sunday left a Brooklyn family to fend for themselves after the ceiling came crashing down.
    And when asked why the New York City Housing Authority wasn’t doing more to help this family through the emergency situation — the result of a leak they have been complaining about for more than a year — a spokeswoman for Mayor de Blasio tried to shift the blame to past administrations.
    Daniel Jeter, 43, said his family was forced to endure the latest NYCHA debacle when a long-neglected, overhead water leak showered debris onto his eldest son and the son’s girlfriend around 2 a.m.
    Jeter said NYCHA officials offered to temporarily relocate him, his wife and their three kids — including one who suffers from autism — to a smaller, vacant apartment in a housing project about half a mile away.
    But adding insult to injury, a NYCHA worker who showed up to move their belongings refused to take anything larger than a television, he said.
    Asked about Jeter’s snafu, de Blasio spokeswoman Olivia Lapeyrolerie wrote: “This Mayor has given more funding and support to NYCHA than any in recent memory, but there are serious underlying issues that will not be resolved in a few short years.”
    “I’m outraged at the mayor,” said Jeter, a cook for the city Department of Education. “He knows what’s going on and he claims NYCHA is a priority but he hasn’t done anything to take care of NYCHA residents. He dropped the ball.”
    Wife Tricia Jeter, 43, said, “I understand my home is uninhabitable but for them to just drop us somewhere and let us fend ourselves with no furniture is just a slap in the face, given this whole ordeal.
    “We’re probably going to have to go and buy air mattresses if they’re not willing to provide any sleeping materials for us or move our beds,” she added.
    Tricia said she’s repeatedly complained since January 2017 about leaks in the family’s three-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment in the Weeksville Gardens complex in Crown Heights.

    The family set up buckets to catch the drips from the ceiling, leading to a partial collapse in the living room on Friday.
    NYCHA workers slapped up some pieces of plywood to cover that damage, but didn’t bother fixing the real problem, the Jeters said.
    On Sunday morning, the entire ceiling in 24-year-old Daniel Jr.’s room came crashing down on him, girlfriend Tytahnisha Moulterie and a friend.
    The friend refused medical attention, but both Daniel Jr. and Moulterie were treated for pain at a local hospital.
    “Its really a miracle that we didn’t come out with any broken bones,” Moulterie said, adding that she was so shaken up that she vomited.
    “We have been asking to fix the damn leak for over a year and they can’t do that but now we got to ask you for a bed? Do we really have to ask them for a bed? If we walk into an empty apartment without a bed its common sense to provide us with a bed,” said Daniel Jeter.
    “This is how New York City treats its tenants. There is no compassion whatsoever. This is what you say to me after my child was buried under sheetrock. Ain’t that something. They didn’t even say we’re going to put you up in a hotel. Put they us in an empty apartment with no bed, no chairs and no lights. We had to bring lamps from our apartment because they said the place was just renovated.”
    Public Advocate Tish James blasted NYCHA for ignoring the problems and said it “must provide immediate answers for this neglect.”
    “Once again NYCHA’s failures to conduct basic upkeep have put residents in harm’s way,” James said.
    A NYCHA spokeswoman said workers were trying to find the cause of the leak and hoped to have repairs finished within two weeks.