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dailymail title: Floyd Mayweather: The thug with two jets, 100 cars and $250,000 in a duffel bag

Floyd Mayweather: The thug with two jets, 100 cars and $250,000 in a duffel bag he'll blow at a strip club if he wins tonight's big fight
World’s highest-earning sportsman with an estimated $400 million fortune
Mayweather to take on Manny Pacquiao in long-awaited showdown tonight


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3064869/Floyd-Mayweather-thug-two-jets-100-cars-250-000-duffel-bag-ll-blow-strip-club-wins-tonight-s-big-fight.html


On the main page they just changed "thug" to "boxer"
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 1, 2015, 10:32 PM (14 replies)

Georgia cops agree to give ten year old a scare at mom's request





http://abcnews.go.com/US/georgia-mom-misbehaving-son-turns-local-cops-give/story?id=30729699



http://abcnews.go.com/US/georgia-mom-misbehaving-son-turns-local-cops-give/story?id=30729699
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 1, 2015, 10:20 PM (12 replies)

Los Angeles latest revenue racket - $200 - $350 crosswalk tickets

a friend got a $350 ticket for starting to cross after the crossing signal turned from green to a flashing red hand.

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0426-lopez-eduardo-20150424-column.html#page=1

Struggling student a victim of high fines and misdemeanors

At the Metro station downtown, he hustled up to street level and saw his bus approaching 7th and Hope streets. If he caught it, he'd make it to his first class at Glendale Community College on time. He hadn't slept in 24 hours, but he had to get to school.

No problem, he thought. The "don't walk" sign was blinking. The countdown was at 10 seconds, as he recalls, giving him plenty of time.


Saillant watched a motorcycle officer zoom across the intersection and write Lopez a ticket for violating Section 21456(b) of the California Vehicle Code, which says you can't begin to cross the street once the "do not cross" sign begins flashing.

In four years, Saillant reported, 17,075 people had been cited for the same infraction in the downtown sector, or four times as many as any other area over that period.

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Lopez was guessing his troubles would cost him $80 or $90, which would have been bad enough. But he was off by a mile.

It was a $197 whack.

"I was in shock," said Lopez, who wondered again why the officer couldn't have given him a warning instead of a ticket that's nearly one-third of his family's monthly rent, which he contributes to. "I didn't know how I was going to pay for it or what I was going to do."

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L.A. lawmakers question police ticketing of pedestrians in crosswalks

The Times recently reported that police have cited four times as many pedestrians for that offense in the division that includes downtown than elsewhere in the city.

The tickets irritate some downtown pedestrians who see them as a sign that the city is still biased in favor of the automobile, even as its urban core sometimes swarms with people walking from block to block.

A City Council motion presented by Councilman Mike Bonin and seconded by Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents much of downtown, called the vehicle code behind the tickets “one of many existing state laws that has not kept pace with the changing utilization of our public streets.”
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Everyone should understand what don't walk mean. Why are these bone heads are always talking about changing the laws to accommodate people who do not care?


Bonin and Huizar want the Los Angeles Police Department to report back on the reasons and evidence for enforcing the rule, why tickets aren’t issued “with some level of discretion,” and statistics on the number of tickets issued in different parts of the city.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-flashing-hand-tickets-20150501-story.html
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 1, 2015, 08:10 PM (9 replies)

Chevrolet confirms that police van has no bolt inside, has smooth interior

The police van in which Freddie Gray supposedly sustained his fatal injuries does not come with a bolt sticking out from the back door, Chevrolet has confirmed.
Designs from the car maker show that the Chevrolet Express - the vehicle used by the Baltimore Police Department - is smooth on the inside of both cage doors.
Chevrolet spokesman Michael Albano confirmed to Daily Mail Online that the standard issue Chevrolet Express Police Transport Van has bolts that are built into the door and don't stick out.
Mr Albano said that law enforcement agencies are known to customise their own vehicles and that the Baltimore Police Department may have done so to their fleet.
The development raises a number of questions about the official account put out by the force which emerged today in a report of its internal investigation into Gray's death.






Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3063643/Where-s-bolt-killed-Freddie-Gray-Standard-issue-police-van-SMOOTH-cage-doors-raising-questions-leaked-medical-report-says-fall-paddy-wagon-caused-catastrophic-injury.html#ixzz3Yv6rXDTM
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Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 1, 2015, 03:19 PM (10 replies)

Crying with happiness, the man who filmed the Freddie Gray video and was then arrested at gunpoint,



He has since been released without charge but the other two men have not, according to CopWatch's Twitter page. It is not clear whether they face any charges.
His arrest came after days of alleged intimidation from police officers for filming Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody and passed away a week later on April 19.
Earlier this week, Moore hit out at police for issuing his photo and saying he was 'wanted for questioning'.


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According to Moore, he had already spoken with officers and handed over his footage of Gray's arrest. He believes cops released the image to intimidate him.
'What is so important that you have to plaster my picture over the Internet? I've already spoken,' Moore told the Baltimore Sun.
'For the police to post that picture and say you don't know who I am, that's B.S. You know who I am.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3064112/Man-filmed-arrest-Freddie-Gray-arrested-gunpoint-days-harassment-Baltimore-cops.html#ixzz3Yv4hKCy6
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Fri May 1, 2015, 03:12 PM (10 replies)

dad responds to school district that made his 5 year old cover up her spaghetti strap dress


Kindergarten Cop! A Houston dad, Jef Rouner, called out his 5-year-old daughter's school district after her kindergarten class shamed the little girl for wearing a spaghetti-strap dress.
Rouner vented his frustration at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in a blog post written for the Houston Press, which has gone viral after it was published on April 22. The dad recalled how his daughter had her heart set on wearing a "rainbow sun dress" as the spring weather kicked in.


Rouner vented his frustration at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in a blog post written for the Houston Press, which has gone viral after it was published on April 22. The dad recalled how his daughter had her heart set on wearing a "rainbow sun dress" as the spring weather kicked in.
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"I finally acquiesced and let her," he wrote. "Still it wasn't too surprising to me to see her walk out of school that afternoon with her T-shirt on over the dress and her jeans on under it."


It was their exchange that shocked him. "'Did you get cold, sweetheart?' I asked her," he wrote. "'No,' she said a little crestfallen. 'I had to change because spaghetti straps are against the rules.'"
"I'm not surprised to see the dress code shaming come into my house," Rouner wrote. "I didn't think, though that it would make an appearance when she was five years old. Five. You get me? She's five. Cut her hair and put her next to a boy with no shirt on and she is fundamentally identical. I guess you could argue that a boy would not be allowed to wear a shirt with spaghetti straps either, but the day they sell anything like that in the boys section of a Target I will happily withdraw my objections."

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/usweekly/article/Dad-Delivers-Perfect-Response-to-Kindergarten-6234103.php
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 07:21 PM (7 replies)
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