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Shocking story out of California shows DEA brutality at its worst


On Tuesday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a summary of their investigation into Daniel Chong’s harrowing arrest, where DEA agents left him without food or water for five days and ignored his pleas for help.
Unfortunately, employing moral and ethical conduct was not as important for these agents as following institutional protocol. Chong’s story is an abominable example of authoritative abuse.
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First, other reporting on the incident state that Chong was visiting the home of the person alleged to be distributing contraband when the DEA took him in to custody — not that Chong was the dealer. Next, the article doesn’t mention that Chong was left to die in San Diego’s DEA Office. It does state that agents were not named.
[1] is sloppy, [2] is a weird choice.

micdotcom:

Shocking story out of California shows DEA brutality at its worst

On Tuesday, the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a summary of their investigation into Daniel Chong’s harrowing arrest, where DEA agents left him without food or water for five days and ignored his pleas for help.

Unfortunately, employing moral and ethical conduct was not as important for these agents as following institutional protocol. Chong’s story is an abominable example of authoritative abuse.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

First, other reporting on the incident state that Chong was visiting the home of the person alleged to be distributing contraband when the DEA took him in to custody — not that Chong was the dealer. Next, the article doesn’t mention that Chong was left to die in San Diego’s DEA Office. It does state that agents were not named.

[1] is sloppy, [2] is a weird choice.

Last week, the Council passed the Mayor’s proposed budget that does not serve ALL neighborhoods in San Diego- it served SOME. District 8 was given less than 2% of the funds allocated to infrastructure improvements. I could not in good conscience support a budget that did not provide equal resources to every neighborhood in my district and those across San Diego.
Please help me fix this inequity by pledging to stand with me in the fight to ensure that every neighborhood receives its fair share by signing this petition below.
Together, we can ensure that the 2015 budget serves all neighborhoods in San Diego and not just some.


 (via David Alvarez)

Last week, the Council passed the Mayor’s proposed budget that does not serve ALL neighborhoods in San Diego- it served SOME. District 8 was given less than 2% of the funds allocated to infrastructure improvements. I could not in good conscience support a budget that did not provide equal resources to every neighborhood in my district and those across San Diego.

Please help me fix this inequity by pledging to stand with me in the fight to ensure that every neighborhood receives its fair share by signing this petition below.

Together, we can ensure that the 2015 budget serves all neighborhoods in San Diego and not just some.

(via David Alvarez)

San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn ran a religious charity for decades. Experts say the operation ran counter to state and federal laws.

Marcus Owens, a Washington, D.C. lawyer who headed the nonprofit division of the IRS for 10 years, was particularly pointed in his assessment of Basic Faith:

“There is virtually nothing that I would describe as ‘legal’ about the way the supervisor appears to have managed the charity,” he said.

Frances Hill, who has helped shape U.S. nonprofit tax policy and serves as a professor at the University of Miami School of Law, studied the documents as well.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” she told inewsource, “and anything quite so blatant as you make up your own rules and do what you see fit.”

Attention, Ron Fowler, et. al: you’re going to catch hell next season if you don’t open up your wallets and get guys who can hit.

Will you help advance Council President Todd Gloria's earned sick days and minimum wage measure?

Workers across the spectrum—retail, fast-food, tourism, clerical and many others—are speaking out. Each day, these low income earners are forced to make tough decisions: Can I pay the rent? Can I afford to stay home with my sick child?

Council President Todd Gloria’s measure will make a positive difference in the lives of more than 200,000 low wage employees. Stand with working San Diegans, a coalition of community and religious organizations and six Councilmembers who have voiced support for the measure. It is time to advance the earned sick days and minimum wage measure!

The Mayor and Council need to hear from you!

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The bible says love the sinner and hate the sin, but it doesn’t say anything about gays playing #football. - #Conflicted #Confused #NFL
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Deal with it, Philip. Thomas Keiser is a head case and could be a good player to replace.

sharesfromyouraunt:

The bible says love the sinner and hate the sin, but it doesn’t say anything about gays playing #football. - #Conflicted #Confused #NFL

Please follow your aunt on Facebook and Twitter.

Deal with it, Philip. Thomas Keiser is a head case and could be a good player to replace.

San Diego Mayoral Candidates’ Personal Finances

Nothing shocking here. It paints a picture of what the candidates families are like, though.

With just days until the special election in the race for San Diego mayor, police want to know who’s behind the brazen theft of “David Alvarez for Mayor” political signs.

Police have some leads on this one as the crime was caught on tape by a witness.

Michael Russell posted the video on YouTube under the headline “Kevin Faulconer Thugs steal David Alvarez Signs in dead of night.”

He narrates what he sees.

“Definitely busted,” Russell is heard saying on tape.

He confronts the man.

“Who are you, what are you doing,” Russell asks. “Why are you taking down David Alvarez signs?”

Russell tells the man that he recorded the theft on videotape and plans to report the crime. The man, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, doesn’t reply but gives Russell a thumbs up. 

All of this went down near the trolley station on Friars Road.

The tape shows the theft unfolding along with a quick image of the suspect himself and even a couple shots of a California license plate hanging on the pickup.

Russell reported the crime to the San Diego police department.

According to the police report, Russell told police that he saw a man he described as clean shaven, short hair and light skin with the stolen signs. 

(Download sign theft police report)

According to the police report, Russell “was at the trolley station on Friars Rd when he saw the listed suspect steal three political signs. Russell video taped the crime as it unfolded. The signs say, “Dave Alvarez for Mayor.”

The police report references the existence of a video. But says it has no suspects.

“The question is whether the Faulconer campaign is behind this,” says a political insider. “If he is, and they are willing to do this to stoop to this to win, he’s got real trouble.”

So far no word from the Faulconer campaign. Election day is Tuesday.