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GOP staffer who called Sasha and Malia Obama 'classless' was arrested twice, age 17 & 19


http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/Elizabeth-Lauten-arrest-786543

Lauten, pictured above, was arrested in December 2000 for misdemeanor larceny, according to court records. Lauten, then 17, was collared for stealing from a Belk department store in her North Carolina hometown.

Because Lauten was a first-time offender, her case was handled via the District Court’s deferred prosecution program, which resulted in the charge’s eventual dismissal after the future scold stayed out of trouble for a prescribed period.

Since Lauten was just another teenager caught shoplifting at the mall, it appears unlikely that she was publicly pilloried for her lack of class, nor were her parents criticized as poor role models.


--- per other sources, she was arrested again at age 19
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:32 PM (57 replies)

2 days after serious makeover, homeless dog has a new home - pics

This little dog was rescued earlier this year from the side of the road in Los Angeles, California. As you’ll see, little Charlie was in sad shape. His fur was matted and knotted with burrs, which were not only painful for Charlie but also rendered him an unsightly mess.

Now, any young man would want to look as sharp as possible. But for dogs like Charlie, maintaining a neat, appealing appearance is especially important. Why? Because when Charlie was rescued, he was sent to a high-kill shelter, where most dogs don’t last more than a week unless someone adopts them.

High kill shelters euthanize more than 50 percent of the animals in their custody.

As you’ll see in this video, posted by The Pet Collective, a groomer from Hollywood Grooming came to the rescue of this homeless dog — and in two days after the makeover, Charlie had a home.





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2855079/Homeless-dog-sidewalk-gets-drastic-makeover-saved-high-kill-shelter.html




http://www.inquisitr.com/1630979/homeless-dog-makeover/
















Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:18 PM (24 replies)

off duty Texas cop responds to honk with bullet aimed at motorist's head

A reserve police officer in Houston has been charged in the shooting on a woman in an apparent road rage incident in which he shot her in the head.

Kenneth Caplan, the reserve deputy, cut the woman off and she responded by honking her horn. Caplan then got out of his car and shot her; the bullet grazed her in the head.

“I honestly got a taste of death. My heart was slowing down and I couldn’t really breathe,” the woman, who wants to protect her identity, told NBC2 in Houston. ”He was aiming at me and I thought he was going to cuss me out. It didn’t register that I was, you know, going to get shot. The blood was in between my nails, just crazy blood, and all over my cellphone, just covered.”

Investigators said Caplan’s female passenger leaned back in her seat while Caplan shot at the woman’s car. Caplan reportedly fled the scene, and has been charged with aggravated assault. The woman was hospitalized, but had “non life-threatening injuries.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/texas-reserve-police-officer-shoots-woman-in-face-in-road-rage-incident/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sun Nov 30, 2014, 03:34 PM (44 replies)

the bizarre compulsion of black men to reach for their waistbands

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/28/the-bizarre-compulsion-of-black-men-to-reach-for-their-waistbands/
by JOHN ESKOW
If police accounts are to be believed, there is a bizarre urge among young, unarmed black men to provoke their own murder by “reaching for their waistbands” when cops are aiming service revolvers at them.

Just this week we heard Officer Darren Wilson claim that one of the reasons he killed Michael Brown was that the young man “reached for his waistband,” and–in what I guess was just an incredibly weird coincidence–we heard Cleveland police claim they killed a 12-year-old kid with a toy gun because he also “reached for his waistband.”

But this odd compulsion is not a new one.  In 2011, fully half of all the young black men shot by LA cops were cut down because–again, if police accounts are to be believed–they too were “reaching for their waistbands.”  The epidemic also spread to Houston, where multiple police accounts cite the same excuse.  Oscar Grant, the young man killed by Oakland cops on a subway platform–and the subject of the movie “Fruitvale Station”–was shot for the exact same reason.

If police accounts are to be believed, this compulsion only exists among young black men.  I have been approached by angry or frustrated cops several times in my life–twice as an angry young protestor, eager to defy them– and have never felt even the slightest urge to reach for my waistband.  Maybe white skin contains a protein that protects against this terrible compulsion?
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Nov 29, 2014, 04:47 PM (18 replies)

almost 5k raised for man who confronted protestors in San Diego

http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/help-tyree-landrum-give-his-kids-a-great-christmas/269547

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2853714/I-got-six-kids-feed-going-fired-Moment-angry-father-three-jobs-took-students-blocking-highway-Ferguson-protest.html'I got six kids to feed and you are going to get me fired': Moment an angry father with three jobs took on students who were blocking highway in Ferguson protest
Tyree Landrum was on his way to work during the San Diego rush hour
Group of around a dozen student protesters blocked the I-5 highway
He got out of the car and confronted them, saying he was going to be late
Then wrestled a bullhorn from one of the demonstrators on the road 
Other people angry at the delay also got out of their cars 
His reaction has gone viral - prompting support from people on Facebook 

LAPD is using "terrorizing" over and over to describe the actions of protestors

Every interview, the top brass say blocking traffic is terrorizing the LA public. Deliberate use of the word.

Oh, the irony
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Nov 29, 2014, 03:41 PM (5 replies)

Person of the year - I think it will be the GOP - cuz they won big

What does DU think?

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Sat Nov 29, 2014, 03:37 PM (11 replies)

London Ferguson protests



Http://rt.com/uk/209155-live-london-ferguson-protest/



Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Nov 28, 2014, 05:33 PM (15 replies)

woman contacts the moms of boys who threaten to rape her on twitter

http://uproxx.com/webculture/2014/11/this-woman-is-contacting-the-moms-of-boys-who-threaten-to-rape-her-on-twitter/r

:large

“Hi Anna, I don’t know you, but I was wondering if [blanked-out] is your son?”

“Yes he is. Why?”

“I have never met him before, but he sent me a concerning message to my public Facebook page today that I was wondering if you might be interested in discussing with him.” *screengrab*

“Omg, little sh*t. I’M SO SORRY. YES I WILL TALK TO HIM!” (Via)

Better link-

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11/28/womans-perfect-way-to-handle-online-rape-threats-she-gets-contact-senders-moms/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Nov 28, 2014, 05:03 PM (13 replies)

French bulldog trips in slow motion

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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri Nov 28, 2014, 04:58 PM (1 replies)
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