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California man claims group of homeless thugs in Oakland beat him with sticks, two-by-fours

What started out as a minor traffic infraction for a 21-year-old California man turned into a brutal beating near one of Oakland’s largest homeless camps. Max Zimmer said he was coming back from a construction job on Tuesday when he took too tight of a turn on Alameda Avenue and skidded onto a curb not far from Home Depot- one of the city’s largest makeshift homeless shelters. 

DC fire recruits under investigation for flashing ‘OK’ sign in photo, ‘white power’ symbol or ‘circle game’?

The fire department in Washington, D.C., launched an internal investigation Wednesday into a photo taken last year of a group of recruits flashing what some say may have been a “white power” hand gesture, which resembles the “OK” hand sign.

Baltimore sees 12 shot, 5 dead in just 1 day of shootings

Twelve people were shot and five of them were killed in a total of eight separate shootings Saturday in Baltimore, according to reports.

Wisconsin town to rethink ordinance that bans throwing snowballs

Decades after implementing a ban on throwing snowballs, a Wisconsin town might soon change its antiquated law that has had people scratching their heads.

Baltimore murders on track for per-capita record after weekend killings of 2 young mothers: reports

A homicide toll of nearly one killing per day, coupled with a steep decline in population in recent years, is helping Baltimore set a new mark this year for killings per capita, according to reports.

Pete Buttigieg earns 3 ‘Pinocchios’ over claim he slashed black poverty rate ‘by more than half’ in South Bend, Ind.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was awarded “Three Pinocchios” – the highest bluff rating on The Washington Post’s Fact Checker scale – after claiming last week that he had “cut the black poverty rate by more than half” in South Bend, Ind., since he became mayor there in 2012.

San Francisco’s ‘poor street conditions’ a factor in city’s loss of $64M Oracle tech conference: reports

Oracle, a major Silicon Valley tech company, will move its annual OpenWorld conference to Las Vegas next year – over concerns about San Francisco’s hotel rates and the city’s “poor street conditions,” according to reports.

Austin City Council to vote on turning hotels into homes for the homeless

The Austin City Council will vote Thursday on whether to turn area hotels into homes for the homeless. 

Attacks by homeless on rise in California, advocates say local leaders to blame

Heidi Van Tassell was leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles when a 6’2″  homeless man pulled her out of her car and poured a bucket of hot human feces over her head.

California woman claims homeless man dumped bucket of hot feces on her head

A California woman said she was assaulted by a homeless man who pulled her out of her car, dragged her into the middle of the street and poured a buck of hot feces on her head. 

Former LAPD chief Charlie Beck to be interim head of Chicago force: reports

A retired Los Angeles police chief is expected to be named Friday as interim leader of Chicago’s force, according to reports.

Brooklyn anti-cop protest turns violent, blocks traffic: ‘Don’t let these pigs touch us’

Close to a thousand anti-police protesters descended on Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, blocking traffic, vandalizing a city bus and shouting obscene insults at NYPD cops.

Trump says ‘New York can never be great again’ under Cuomo, de Blasio

President Trump on Friday detailed his reasons for claiming his primary residence as Florida rather than New York– partially blaming Democratic politicians for unfavorable conditions in the Empire State.

Trump facing snub from Chicago’s top cop: reports

When President Trump speaks at a police gathering in Chicago next week, the city’s police superintendent reportedly plans to be elsewhere.

Tommy D’Alesandro, Nancy Pelosi’s brother and former Baltimore mayor, dead at 90 from stroke complications

The eldest brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a former Baltimore mayor, Thomas D’Alesandro III, died Sunday at the age of 90 due to complications from a stroke, his family said.

San Francisco homeless stats soar: city blames big business, residents blame officials

San Francisco is a city of extremes.  It’s got more billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world but it’s also got a homeless problem so severe that it rivals some third-world nations.

Plan for Straight Pride rally rejected – but California city offers alternative idea

Organizers of a planned Straight Pride rally received some bad news from city officials in Modesto, Calif., on Friday. They will not be permitted to hold their event in a city park as planned on Aug. 24.