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Will Trump's Tough Talk On Immigration Cause A Farm Labor Shortage?
Many farmers in the state supported President Donald Trump
despite his hard-line stance on immigration.
So as the new Trump administration takes office, what's the thinking of those involved in the region's biggest industry?
Just after the workday ends, men in dirty jeans and work boots stream into a small record store in the farming town of Mendota.
Racks of CDs and music posters line the walls, but nobody's browsing. The guys are in line to use the store's wire transfer service.
They're sending money home to families in Mexico and El Salvador. "We just came in from the fields — nine hours pruning pistachio trees," says a weary-looking man in a dust-covered sweatshirt.
He'll say only that his name is Pablo because, like all the farm workers I talked to for this story, he's in the country illegally.
Texas court grants appeal after 35 years without conviction
DALLAS — A Texas inmate who was imprisoned for 35 years while waiting for a new trial after a court overturned his murder conviction should be set free, an appellate court ruled. Jerry Hartfield was finally convicted again in 2015 in the 1976 killing of 55-year-old Eunice Lowe, but a court ruled Thursday that his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated. The Court of Appeals for the 13th District of Texas reversed the conviction and ordered that the case against Hartfield, now 60, be dismissed.
"The State's negligence in this case created a criminal justice nightmare for Hartfield and the system at-large, as he sat in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for thirty-two years without a conviction," the panel wrote, adding later that release was the only remedy. "We are deeply mindful that our conclusion today means that a defendant who may be guilty of murder may go free."
Trump's pick for CIA says he's open to waterboarding
and other enhanced interrogation measures under certain circumstances.
In a series of written responses on Wednesday to questions from members of the Senate intelligence committee,
Pompeo said that while current permitted interrogation techniques are limited to those contained in the Army Field Manual,
he was open to making changes to that policy.
"If confirmed, I will consult with experts at the Agency and at other organizations in the US government on whether the Army Field Manual uniform application is an impediment to gathering vital intelligence to protect the country," he wrote. While Pompeo acknowledged interrogation practices like waterboarding are illegal under current law, he did not rule out seeking to have those laws modified.
Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead
The bus, carrying pupils from Hungary, collided with a roadside column as it exited the A4 motorway near Verona late on Friday. Italy's national fire service said that another 39 people had been injured.
The bus was returning to Budapest from France, where the pupils had been on a mountain holiday. Italian news agency Ansa said a number of the pupils, who were mainly boys aged between 14 and 18, were thrown out of the vehicle when it collided with the pylon. It is not known why the bus left the road. Others were trapped inside the bus when it caught fire, Ansa said. Ten of those in hospital are seriously hurt, it said.
Anti-Trump protesters fill streets across the globe
(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Washington, D.C., and cities across the globe on Saturday to show how upset and angry they are about the election of President Donald Trump. The Women's March drew members of Congress, world-famous actresses and countless citizens like Joanne Gascoyne of Albany, New York, a 78-year-old retired teacher who traveled to New York City with her daughter and two granddaughters. "I feel people are afraid to vote for a woman for president," Gascoyne said. "I'm really here for women and to inspire my granddaughters to carry on."
The biggest demonstration took place in Washington, where protesters filled Pennsylvania Avenue, the same street Trump walked down a day before during his inaugural parade. In the evening, the crowd moved toward the White House.
On the mall, filmmaker Michael Moore, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, musician Alicia Keys and other speakers emotionally attacked Trump for his views on immigration, Muslims and women.
Women's march: Cathartic moment or enduring movement?
Washington (CNN)Marches for women's rights in the United States and around the world amounted to a remarkable protest against Donald Trump on his first full day in office. The question going forward is whether the marches are simply a cathartic moment for people upset over Trump's election victory or a more enduring opposition movement. While the mood at the main march in Washington was mostly jovial, the day underscored some of the challenges facing the left in the aftermath of Trump's victory. It was not immediately clear what political impact the marches would have on the Trump administration or Republicans in Congress. Trump didn't address the march during remarks he delivered Saturday afternoon at CIA headquarters in Virginia.
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Melee near Trump's parade route as police, protesters clash
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation with police who used pepper spray and stun grenades in a melee just blocks from Donald Trump's inaugural parade. Scores were arrested for trashing property and attacking officers while a burning limousine sent clouds of black smoke into the sky during Trump's procession. Several spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. Signs read, "Resist Trump Climate Justice Now," ''Let Freedom Ring," ''Free Palestine." But about a mile from the National Mall, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed the windows of downtown businesses including a Starbucks, a Bank of America and a McDonald's as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Police in riot gear used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off protesters at 12th and L streets in northwest Washington. Two uniformed police officers suffered "minor injuries from coordinated attacks" as protesters fled the scene, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.
After Trump pledges ‘America First,’ the world responds with protests and dismay
LONDON — If the credo of the new U.S. president is “America First,”
as Donald Trump emphatically declared Friday in his strikingly nationalistic inaugural address, then where does that leave the rest of the world? That’s what people around the globe — from Asia to the Middle East to Latin America — were left to wonder after watching Trump use the opening minutes of his presidency to double down on campaign pledges to end what he sees as misguided efforts to help other countries at the expense of U.S. interests.
After more than 70 years of vigorous political, diplomatic, economic and military engagement to promote pax-Americana, Trump’s words suggested to international observers a far more isolationist and protectionist path ahead.
“If he follows through — and people have to come to terms with the fact he may well do what he says he’s going to do — then it’s the end of the post-World War II, post-Cold War order, and the beginning of a new phase,” said Ian Kearns, co-founder of the London-based European Leadership Network.
But that phase, Kearns said, may be far rockier for the United States than Trump suggests. “If you’re just out to defend your interests,” he said, “then others will do the same.” Within minutes of Trump’s speech Friday, others were already having their say.
Australia: 4 dead as car deliberately plows into crowd in Melbourne
Photos from the scene showed wreckage of the baby's pram atop the car's bonnet, as emergency workers attended to injured people nearby on the ground.
At least 20 people were injured in the incident, Victoria Police said, which unfolded around 2 p.m. local time Friday and ended when police shot and wounded the driver before taking him into custody.
Video showed the driver being dragged from the car by several officers and hand-cuffed on the ground, dressed only in red underwear and white trainers. "People were running
out of the way, they were going very, very fast.
I saw him hit a few people," a witness told CNN affiliate Sky News. "I saw bodies flying into the air."
Stabbing and chase The incident appears to have started with an argument between acquaintances several miles away.
The driver of the car was allegedly involved in a stabbing in Windsor in south Melbourne early Friday morning, police said. He then allegedly took a woman hostage and sped off in a maroon red car.
Police said the driver knew both the stabbing victim and the woman, who managed to escape from the car on the Bolte Bridge.
Female lawmakers brawl in Turkish parliament
The brawl started Wednesday after independent member of parliament Aylin Nazliaka handcuffed herself to a microphone and refused to leave the podium. Nazliaka's protest came during the second and final round of debates this week over a series of controversial constitutional amendments that would expand presidential powers.
She claimed that as an independent lawmaker she was not given a voice and in her protest called on other female members of the opposition to support her, according to state media Anadolu.
The chair attempted to diffuse the situation during a short recess and after an additional 45-minute break, members from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) moved towards the podium as pro-Kurdish party Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) members surrounded Nazliaka in support.
Rick Perry: I regret calling for end of the Energy Department
30 firefighters killed in collapse of high-rise in Iran
At least 30 firefighters were killed Thursday when an iconic, high-rise
lain Orlando police officer's car vandalized
building in the Iranian capital of Tehran caught fire and collapsed, local media reported. The blaze broke out in the 17-story Plasco trade center just north of Tehran's sprawling bazaar. The cause wasn't immediately known. Press TV reported scores of firefighters battled the blaze for several hours and police kept out traders who tried to return to collect their belongings. Press TV reported an official said between 50 and 100 people were believed to be trapped under the rubble. Pir-Hossein Kolivand, the head of Iran's emergency medical services, said the exact number of firefighters sent to the scene wasn't available, the official IRNA news agency reported.
More than 200 injured people were sent to hospitals, IRNA said. The building is the oldest high-rise in the country, according to Press TV. IRNA said it was a center for making clothing. The building was built in the early 1960s by local businessman Habib Elghanian and is named after his plastics company. It was Tehran's tallest building at the time of its construction and housed shops and clothing workshops, Press TV reported.
"As you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth," Trump said. President Donald Trump started and finished a speech he gave at the CIA headquarters Saturday afternoon by criticizing the "dishonest media." Several of the things he said were inaccurate.
NYPD tech worker accused of selling officers’ personal info
Idahosa Ighodaro, 37, is accused of dealing data — including Social Security numbers — to a confidential informant in November and December of last year, according to court papers. Ighodaro gave his buyer a thumb drive with sensitive information on 4,760 NYPD officers and job applicants on Nov. 25, authorities said.
Special Report: Across the U.S., police contracts shield officers from scrutiny 1/15/17
Good Old Boy Gang Style Loyalty
At the Top..., Your aloud to Commit Crimes,
Lie, Steal, Cheat, with impunity
Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says 1/8/17
Hypocracy in Law Creation
Hypocracy in saving lives intentions
Why Some Problem Cops Don't Lose Their Badges 1/1/17
Top Down Poor Character Traits
allow flawed to remain employed
Video appears to show Texas police shooting man walking away 1/1/17
Video Evidence Nullifies
Speculation or Hesitation
Racism in Government Jobs... took place with impunity...
Thousands have suffered from the many mals of human flawed behavior, simply because of the color of their skin, the sex that the were born, or the place in the world that their parents were born and raised...
Racism, Sexism, and other isms...
were applied to millions over the past 70 plus years, to the extent that even former Preside Kennedy, even was a victim specifically because of his religion.
The problem has always been that, the ones who have always been the one who perpetrated the "isms" on any individual,
were the same ones... who the individual had to complain to
regarding his/her mal treatment, and the results have always been, exactly what is the subject of this story of black secret service agents has to deal with.
$Millions profited right after a "instance"... "HOW"?
Be careful of what you wish for, because, in this instance, Tom Price has exposed his stock trading history in order to join the table of $Billionaires that will serve in the most powerful seats in the American Government.
Profiting $hundreds of thousands, or $millions... from a stock trade, that provides the actual transactions time, that would reflect that the trades were made, couriosly, at times that could be construed as "questionable" based on those who would have known some "extremely" helpful information, before the trade was made..
i.e. "insider trading".
Well guess what..., Tom Price's have been caught with his belt around his ankles, based on several trades that he made that doesn't seem to be the result of inside trading..., instead, one could be confident in suggesting Tom Price, knew exactly when to make the trades, which lead to his great success that yielded oh goobs of money.
Convictions Is Individual... What are yours?
After one has reached the age of 30, the individual should have learned enough life lessons to have the ability to define his/her individual convictions, without any feelings of regards to how others may feel about the individual's life defined convictions.
If you allow your convictions to be fudged, then your convictions are not really "convictions", they are perspectives that change with the circumstances.
Convictions, ensures that you opt not sit beside, or interact with, those who cross your lines of convictions....
No if, and, or buts.....
Convictions are your individual principles that you do not yield based on circumstances.
Donald Trump Declared "IL Legitimate President"... oh the "IRONY"
that President Obama wasn't qualified to be the President because Trump, and people of his ilk, didn't believe that Obama was
born in America.
Oh... around the nation... Trump took his parade, speaking on TV shows, and denying that his actions were not "racist", based on the fact that Obama is "Black".
Now.... it is Donald Trump who is being denied legitimacy, after being elected President of the United States of America, by
a "Black" member of the House of the Representative,
who happens to be one of the most famous men in America for his courageous history of walking with Martin Luther King Jr.,
taking beatings by racist white citizens in the south during the 60's.
However, in the true nature of people of Trump's ilk, they scream the loudest when people treat them exactly as they treat others.
However, President Elect Trump, went one step further,
by calling John Lewis, a man that is all talk,
and "no action". LMAO
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