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Award winning KPCC/NPR journalist, Josie Huang assaulted and arrested by Sheriff's Sunday


Sheriff’s officials allege that Huang, an award-winning journalist, obstructed justice. The department initially refused to provide details of what happened, but later, Deputy Juanita Navarro of the Sheriff's Information Bureau confirmed that deputies took Huang into custody on suspicion of obstruction of justice by "interfering with a lawful arrest." Huang said she was trying to document the arrest of a protester, an account in line with her video from the scene.

Navarro also said Huang "didn't have proper credentials," but she was clearly wearing press credentials around her neck. A tweet from the Sheriff’s Department at 2:19 a.m. Sunday includes a false claim that Huang did not identify herself as a journalist. Huang told deputies at least five separate times that she was a reporter and KPCC staffer in less than a minute, according to the recording.

Video from ABC7 shows at least five deputies pinning Huang to the pavement, handcuffing her, and placing her in a patrol car. Huang’s phone fell to the ground as she was being arrested, and deputies appear to have stepped on it multiple times as it continued to record.

Huang was taken to the women’s jail at the Century Regional Detention Center. She was released at about 4 a.m. without bail, but was cited for an obstruction charge. A KPCC newsroom executive said Huang had visible bruises and scrapes, a sore shoulder and a blackened eye. LAist and KPCC called for an apology from the department. Undersheriff Tim Murakami said he would look into the incident.

This makes me livid

When we take back the government, can the Democrats please pass a law

Guaranteeing peoples' right to vote, and banning states from barring any person from voting -including inmates? The US does not have a constitutional guarantee to vote, and probably wont for a while, but we need to do what we can to get close. Also, stack the scotus so they can't overrule it.

Texas had a 3 point swing to Clinton in 2016, a 4 point swing to Beto in 2018



Biden is just about a point behind Trump in Texas. Iim guessing if they work the state at least as well as in 2016 and 2018, and get anywhere close to what Clinton and Beto did (the election day swing vs poll averages), we can see Biden take it!
Posted by jorgevlorgan | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 10:13 PM (3 replies)

My grandfather's brother was not a loser or a sucker, nor were his friends he saw die

Thomas Taro Higa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Taro_Higa) volunteered to serve in World War II at a time when the government was forcing Japanese-Americans like himself into internment camps. As a PFC, he received a silver star after he ran into gunfire and rescued two of his battle buddies when shot in the back. He was a member of the 100th Infantry batallion -one of the most decorated battalions in history, and suffered among the most casualties in the war. He was one of half a dozen Japanese American uncles of my mothers who served in world war two in the 442nd or 100th battalion (I think they merged in 1944).

All of them were wounded in combat. All of them saw friends die. All of these people were motivations for me to join the service myself some years back, where I also knew my share of those who died and were wounded. Donald Trump believes that everybody who joined the service, was wounded or died, was a sucker. He cannot fathom anybody doing anything for anybody other than themselves. No Mr. President, those who died were not losers.

Those of us who served -and our friends who died, were not fools. Mr President: May your contempt for those better than you rot you to your very cowardly core.
Posted by jorgevlorgan | Fri Sep 4, 2020, 04:43 PM (4 replies)

The epic tale of the ramp

Lest we forget.

Posted by jorgevlorgan | Tue Sep 1, 2020, 05:46 PM (1 replies)

The epic tale of the ramp

Lest we not forget.

Posted by jorgevlorgan | Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:41 PM (1 replies)

Did the MAGA shooter kill in self defense in WI?

I watched the videos available, and in no way could I see that the first shooting was done in any way as self defense. He shot a dude in the head after a plastic bag was thrown at him. Then he killed one more after people tried to stop him. Did I see that wrong?

538 rating drops Biden to 69% chance

Even though he's leading nationally by 8.3%..

WI Elections Commission Votes Against Allowing Green Party and Kanye on ballot


For right now, neither rapper and producer Kanye West nor Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins will appear on the November 3 ballot for president in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission made the decision Thursday night in a meeting that spanned more than five hours. Kanye West and Howie Hawkins’ running mate Angela Walker are both African American. Republican election commissioner Robert Spindell accused the Democratic Party of Wisconsin of suppressing the Black vote by trying to keep West and Walker off the ballot.

Hope it holds. We can't let a third party fuck this up again.

You guys remember the "culture of corruption" ads in the 2006 midterms?

That Democrats ran? We'll see more of those soon, right??
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