The path Duluth should have been on…its turning into a frigging hell hole…with endorsement from the city council and the worthless mayor.

 

LA City Council Bans Sleeping in Vehicles Overnight amid Homeless Crisis

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: A homeless man for over 30 years who lives inside his car repairs a bicycle as his dog Honey and neighbor's dog Niko stand guard September 23, 2015, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members declared …
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Sleeping inside a vehicle overnight in a Los Angeles residential area is now banned after the city council recently reinstated the ordinance.

“The law also forbids living in a vehicle within a block of a park, school or day care. Tickets for violating the rules start at $25 for a first offense, $50 the second time and $75 after that,” according to a report by NPR.

The report also states that residents have complained that vehicle encampments cause parking shortages and sanitation issues in their neighborhoods.

However, Mel Tillekeratne, executive director of a nonprofit group for homelessness named The Shower of Hope, called the law “stupid.”

“This law … is going to directly contribute to these people being on the street,” the director said.

On June 4, Breitbart News reported that the number of homeless grew 12 percent over the last year, with numbers reaching almost 59,000 of those living on the street in Los Angeles.

Data from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority “revealed that nearly three-fourths of the homeless population, which includes 58,936 people, are sleeping in cars, tents, and other make-do shelters,” the report said.

On June 27, California’s Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, signed a state budget that “inludes an historic $1 billion investment” to remedy the “homelessness epidemic across the state.”

However, on July 2, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the homeless crisis in his city was “decades in the making,” adding that “I welcome federal involvement in helping us solve homelessness.”

On July 19, Dr. Drew Pinsky said Los Angeles is in danger of an outbreak of bubonic plague due to the surge in homelessness and problems with rodent infestations, Breitbart News reported.

“And if you look at the pictures of Los Angeles, you will see that the homeless encampments are surrounded by dumps. People defecate there, they throw their trash there, and the rats just proliferate there,” he said, adding, “I have a government that is ignoring the basic needs of human civilization.”

So, explain why she was elected. Why do these folks move here for a better life and turn them into the shitholes they escape from?

NEWS

The district that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) represents in Congress — Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District — is the worst congressional district in the nation for black people, a new study revealed last week.

What are the details?

Financial website 24/7 Wall Street released the details of its studylast week that sought to measure “socioeconomic disparities between black and white Americans by congressional districts to identify the worst congressional districts for black Americans.”

Researchers studied several key metrics using data from the U.S. Census Bureau: cost of living-adjusted median household income, unemployment and poverty rates, educational attainment, and homeownership rates.

The data showed that Omar’s district has the greatest socioeconomic disparities between black and white Americans of any congressional district in the U.S.

“Black area residents are about four times more likely to live below the poverty line

Read the entire story here:  https://www.theblaze.com/news/ilhan-omars-district-named-worst-district-for-black-americans-in-us-dems-take-25-of-top-30

Let the gun grabbing begin…

What other states are doing about gun violence as pressure for new Minnesota laws intensifies

Other states have passed “red flag” and background-check bills, part of a national movement for tougher gun laws now stirring again in Minnesota.

In Washington state, authorities kept a gun out of the hands of a man bent on setting a record death toll for mass shootings.

A Florida judge in the county where 17 people were killed in a high school shooting last year has since handled more than 330 petitions to take guns from people thought to be a threat to themselves or others.

And California added new ammunition limits to what are already some of the nation’s strictest gun laws.

Across the country, a growing list of states require new measures like universal background checks and “red flag” laws to curb gun violence before it starts. The changes are part of a national movement for tougher gun laws now stirring in Minnesota in response to an ongoing cycle of bloodshed.

“Every time there’s a shooting, these [proposals] come to the forefront again,” said Chief Circuit Judge Jack Tuter, who has presided over all of the Broward County petitions for “extreme risk protection orders” since last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland prompted Florida to pass a red flag law.

“When we enacted ours, there were only five states that had them. And when I looked at the map the other day — man, states have gone crazy. It looks like everybody is doing them.”

Nearly all of the 17 states…  Read the entire story here: http://www.startribune.com/what-other-states-are-doing-about-gun-violence-as-push-for-new-minnesota-laws-intensifies/549864452/

And he calls himself a Pastor.

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Iowa pastor arrested in Minnesota, faces Omaha abuse charges

OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities in Minnesota have arrested an Iowa pastor on charges that he sexually assaulted two girls at a home in Omaha, Nebraska.

Police in Carlton County, Minnesota, arrested 44-year-old Emanuel J. Rodriguez on Saturday morning on a Douglas County, Nebraska, arrest warrant that charged him with two counts of third-degree sexual assault of a child. The website for the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, lists Rodriguez as a pastor.

An affidavit filed Friday accused Rodriguez of fondling two girls between Jan. 1, 2017, and May 17, 2019, inside two homes in Omaha previously owned by Rodriguez. The girls are now ages 12 and 11.

It’s unclear when Rodriguez will be returned to Omaha.

Another one bites the dust….

Cloquet police chief resigns

Jeff Palmer had been on paid voluntary leave since April

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Former Cloquet Police Chief Jeff Palmer
Former Cloquet Police Chief Jeff Palmer

After nearly four months of paid voluntary leave, Cloquet Police Department Chief Jeff Palmer handed in his resignation Thursday, Aug. 8, at City Hall.

Palmer placed himself on leave in April following a three-month investigation into allegations of misconduct by former CPD Chief Wade Lamirande. Lamirande accused Palmer, as well as City Administrator Aaron Reeves and Assistant City Administrator James Barclay, of misconduct related to the CPD.

Palmer was cleared in April by in a report prepared by independent investigator Michelle Soldo, but also placed himself on leave about the same time. Soldo cleared Reeves and Barclay of wrongdoing in March.

Controversy followed Palmer throughout his tenure as chief.  Read the entire story here: https://www.pinejournal.com/news/government-and-politics/4602730-Cloquet-police-chief-resigns

Its about time…

Minnesota Republican Legislators Ask IRS to Investigate Ilhan Omar

They’re asking the IRS to several issues including Omar’s falsely filing her return with a man to whom she was not married, when she was legally married to another man alleged by some to be her brother.

This is what insanity looks like.

MSNBC’s Brian Williams fails to push back on ‘insane, tinfoil hat conspiracy’ theory linking Trump, Hitler

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams failed to push back Monday when NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi floated a bizarre theory that flags honoring victims of recent tragic mass shootings will be raised from half-mast on a specific date that could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler.

“The president said that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8. Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” said Figliuzzi, a former assistant FBI director.

“The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler.”

“So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8,” Figliuzzi added before expressing concern that White House aides didn’t put a stop to it.

NBC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR RAISES SUSPICIONS OVER TRUMP’S ORDER TO FLY US FLAGS HALF-STAFF UNTIL AUG. 8

And yet, another. Sadly, a local parish.

Diocese: Carlton priest accused of abuse

In a letter to parishioners, Bishop Paul Sirba said the diocese had been notified of a sexual abuse accusation against the Rev. David Tushar, priest at St. Francis Catholic Church in Carlton and Sts. Joseph and Mary Catholic Church in Sawyer.

 

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David Tushar

In a letter read to parishioners on Sunday, the Diocese of Duluth disclosed new allegations of sexual abuse against a priest in the diocese.

In the letter dated July 30, Bishop Paul Sirba said the diocese had been notified of a sexual abuse accusation against the Rev. David Tushar.

Tushar, 70, is priest at St. Francis Catholic Church in Carlton and Sts. Joseph and Mary Catholic Church in Sawyer.

The allegations stem from Tushar’s time as a Holy Cross Father and Catholic school teacher in Niles, Ill., from 1978-79.

Tushar has been placed on administrative leave, though he retains his title as priest while the investigation continues, according to Deacon Kyle Ellis with the Duluth diocese.

There are no allegations against Tushar from his time with the Duluth diocese, where he has served since 1985, Sirba said in the letter.  Read the entire story here:  https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4057029-Diocese-Carlton-priest-accused-of-abuse

Don’t let facts interfere with the media hysteria.

Here’s the TRUTH about how often rifles are used in shootings, and it’s nothing like how the media suggests…

 

The Democrat media world and political world are in a frenzy to ban so-called ‘assault weapons’ after the two mass shootings this weekend.

But when it comes to shooting crimes in America, rifles are one of the least used firearms when it comes to shootings:

WASHINGTON SECRETS – Most shooting crimes are done with pistols not rifles, despite Washington’s focus on AR and AK guns in its reaction to the weekend’s two mass slayings conducted with assault-style weapons.

A new study of guns and gun control measures finds that rifles are used in just 13.7 percent of crimes. For pistols it is 76%, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

“While assault rifles and mass shootings really get Americans’ blood boiling and engender majority support for stricter gun laws, that support always fades after a few months. Why does this matter? Because assault rifles are not the real cause of firearm trouble in America,” said the latest AreaVibes survey shared with Secrets.

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“In short, this means pistols and revolvers are the deadliest weapons in circulation and, perhaps, the largest threat to American safety. While rifles might be flashier or scarier, handguns are easy to conceal, steal, and transfer from one place to another,” it added.

Pistol’s account for almost 80% of all gun crimes in America according to the ATF. Wow. Even revolvers have been used in more gun crimes than rifles.

This just goes to show just how little good it would do to ban so-called ‘assault weapons’ in overall gun crimes and deaths.

For example, 7 people were killed and 46 wounded this weekend in Chicago alone. That many deaths is about average for Chicago on a weekend, which ends up being close to 400 every year, if not more. But Democrats and the liberal media don’t seem to care so much about those deaths very much.

Again this is why bringing back the ‘assault weapons’ ban won’t do much, if anything, to stop gun deaths in America. And it definitely won’t stop mass shootings.

Only for me, not for thee. The hypocrisy is stunning.

Katy Perry, more stars attend Google summit on climate change in private jets, mega yachts

Google Camp is hosting the likes of former President Barack ObamaPrince HarryLeonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry in Sicily, Italy, to discuss climate change, but it may come at a steep cost to Mother Earth.

“Everything is about global warming, that is the major topic this year,” a source told the New York Post.

Sources told the outlet that the three-day event will cost the tech giant $20 million.

Many of the guests, including Obama and DiCaprio – who has his own climate change foundation – have described global warming as the biggest threat to future generations.

Italian press reports allege that the Google Campers would show up in 114 private jets, and 40 had arrived by Sunday.

If the guests took 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, the private jets would reportedly release 100,000 kilograms of CO2.

“Google Camp is meant to be a place where influential people get together to discuss how to make the world better,” a source told the Post. “There will likely be discussions about online privacy, politics, human rights, and of course, the environment, which makes it highly ironic that this event requires 114 private jets to happen.”

Attendees, who according to a source were personally invited by Google founder Sergey Brin and Larry Page, reportedly will foot the bill for their travel costs to Sicily’s Verdura Resort, but Google will pay the rest of their expenses. Rooms reportedly start at $903 a night in the luxurious vacation spot.

Other stars in attendance will be Perry’s fiancee Orlando Bloom, singer Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Gayle King, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, designer Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller. Furstenberg and Diller reportedly arrived via their $200 million yacht Eos; Dreamworks founder David Geffen is said to have given Perry and Bloom a lift to the event on his $400 million yacht, Rising Sun.

Perry, who’s starred in UNICEF videos about combating climate change, was reportedly spotted in a Maserati SUV that gets only an estimated 15 miles per gallon.