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CHP Reaches $1.5M Settlement With Woman Seen Being Beaten on Video

Source: KTLA 5 News

The woman who was captured on cellphone video being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a Los Angeles freeway reached a $1.5 million settlement with the department on Wednesday, according to her attorney, Caree Harper.

The settlement includes a provision that the officer involved will resign.

Video shot by a motorist showed a CHP officer throwing a woman to the ground, straddle her body and repeatedly punching her. (Credit: David Diaz)

Read more: http://ktla.com/2014/09/24/chp-reaches-1-5m-settlement-with-woman-seen-being-beaten-on-video/

I hope the officer has been—in the least—put on parole. He obviously has anger issues, and a disregard for the well-being of others.
Of course, I wasn't in the courtroom, but watching that video certainly makes me think he could be a danger to the public.

Calfornia heat wave power outages (Southern California Edison)

Southern California Edison's Power Outage map.

Eeeek! Long link: I hope it works.
It's a map of the current outages for SCE. Pretty extensive. And it looks like most fixes are going to take at least a day. This was worst last night, though.

I tried to look at the L.A. DWP's map, but the page is down.

Hope I can make it through with no outage, I work from home. DWP just upgraded our transformer /equipment last month, so that's something. I'm ready to leave for the library if it does go out.

Lawsuit Claims Sushi Rice Sold To California Restaurants Tainted With Rodent Soiling, Black Mold

Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — If you have eaten sushi in California in the past four years, you could be part of a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit suggests sushi enthusiasts throughout California for years have been fed rice that may have been tainted.

...In the lawsuit, Farmer’s Rice Cooperative is accused of selling the tainted rice to thousands of grocery stores across California.

Particularly, the names New Variety, New Rose and Imperial Rose are associated with the bad rice.

The complaint alleges the company would “allow substances, such as insects, rodents and their soiling, bird remains and black mold to be present in its processed rice.”

Read more: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/09/lawsuit-claims-sushi-rice-sold-to-calif-restaurants-tainted-with-rodent-soiling-black-mold/

Is it any wonder that just as things start to feel REALLY dark...

Cheney pops up, and has a cynical secret circle with the GOP?
The man is as sick and rotted as his original heart.
He is so much that is bad about the U.S.
I hope to all Gods that ever were, that his new heart has a flaw.

Uber Defends Slashing Drivers’ Rates Amid LA Protest

Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A spokesperson for popular ride-sharing service Uber has defended the company’s decision to cut its drivers’ rates in more than half as they gathered in protest Tuesday.

More than 50 Los Angeles-based Uber drivers assembled in a North Hollywood parking lot Tuesday night to voice their displeasure with continued cuts in their take-home pay.

“None of us have anything against the app. We love the app,” said driver Aya Valilar, who has been working with the company a year-and-a-half.

“I’ve experienced four cuts since I started. It was $2.50 a mile when I started a year-and-a-half ago, and now we are at $1.10 a mile. You can’t make a living off of that,” she said.

Read more: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/02/uber-defends-slashing-drivers-rates-amid-la-protest/

A small gathering, I know (of only 50), but I hope these folks can put a stop to what sounds like greed on Uber's part.

I was just told that Fox News used some of my music as a bumper for a show.

Of all the stations. Sheese!
I'd better get money out it! Gotta contact ASCAP, asap.

I just saw a police chase in L.A. on tv...

Several highway patrol (CHP) cars, and a helicopter were following a late model black Mercedes with tinted windows.
The driver finally exited the freeway, and slowly pulled over to the side.
The officers got out of their cars, walked over and tapped on the window. No guns drawn. No hesitation.
The driver stepped out. She looked to be a 60-70 year old white woman.
They brought walked her to the side of the street and began talking to her. The news station shut off the coverage.

I wonder if she'll even be fined.

That's how we ALL should be treated: not just rich white people in expensive cars.

Been watching live footage of the Ferguson protests via....

"I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO"

It was very interesting. Then the police set up a line, and started marching forward down the boulevard and began announcing that if you weren't with the media with credentials, you had to leave.

They also announced the media must stay within the media area.

Then, within minutes, they changed the announcement to ...the media must go back to command post (something like that). At which point, the live feed had to drive to a designated area.

They drove to where they were told (several miles away). They waited, the police at this post checked their credentials (twice) and they were directed to a NEW area miles away...to me, at this point (since they have been gassing up their vehicle) it appears media has been completely removed from giving any credible reporting on what's going on.

I can only wonder how many iPhones the police have smashed at ground zero.

Live feed from Ferguson?

I was watching a live feed from Ferguson last night (I believe it was an independent news source), but I can't locate it.
Anyone know what it may have been? I recall it started with an "A."


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