Category Archives: PND News

Source claims "smoking gun" will show Obama regime spied on Trump team

Source: Fox News

"Republican congressional investigators expect a potential 'smoking gun' establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News. Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News." (03/23/17)

PA: "Town That Garbage Built" for sale for $1.5 million

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

"'The Town That Garbage Built' is up for sale. A family that has owned the Village of Reduction in Pennsylvania for nearly 70 years has decided to divest itself of the 75-acre property. The $1.5 million asking price includes farmland, 19 single-family homes and a 1914 one-room schoolhouse. The village was once home to about 400 employees of the American Reduction Company. The company operated a plant that processed tons of garbage a day from Pittsburgh, before the city opened its own facility in 1936. Newspaper headlines at the time proclaimed it 'The Town That Garbage Built.' Current owner David Stawovy's father bought the property in 1948 for $10,000. … Stawovy said his children aren't interested in the property and his family can't afford to maintain it." (03/23/17)

Israel: Jewish teenager arrested for Jewish Community Center bomb threats in US, other countries

Source: New York Daily News

"A Jewish American-Israeli teenager was arrested for a string of recent bomb threats to Jewish community centers in America and other countries, authorities announced Thursday. Israeli police announced on Twitter the arrest of a 19-year-old for phoning in the phony threats. Authorities in Israel worked with the FBI and other international law enforcement for the arrest. … The Jerusalem Post said the suspect is a dual citizen of the United States and Israel, and is suspected of making threats in America as well as New Zealand, Australia and European countries." (03/23/17)

Sisters from Guatemala claim Border Patrol thug sexually assaulted

Source: Los Angeles Times

"Two teenage sisters fleeing Guatemala became so desperately lost trekking across the Texas desert that when they saw a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck, they waved for help. But the sisters, age 19 and 17, claim that they were taken by a Border Patrol officer to a closet in the Presidio intake office, where he forced them to strip and sexually assaulted them in July 2016. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed legal claims Tuesday against the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of the sisters, now living in Fresno with their mother." (03/22/17)

US House Intelligence chair admits Trump's wiretap claims were true

Source: Los Angeles Times

"U.S. intelligence agencies picked up communications involving members of the Trump transition team late last year and reports of the conversations were circulated within the government, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday. 'I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community collected information on U.S. individuals involved in the Trump transition,' Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) told reporters. … Nunes said 'sources,' whom he did not identify, provided him the information about communications intercepts involving Trump transition members." (03/22/17)

AR: Hutchinson signs bill requiring increased state respect for gun rights

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

"Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed a sweeping gun rights measure into law on Wednesday that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol. The measure approved by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson allows someone with a concealed handgun license to carry at the locations if they undergo up to eight hours of active-shooter training. Hutchinson chaired a National Rifle Association task force that called for trained, armed staff at schools after the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 'This bill, in my view, reflects the will of the General Assembly and is constitutional and will balance public safety and the Second Amendment,' Hutchinson said at a news conference after signing the measure. The law takes effect Sept. 1, but Arkansas residents likely won't be allowed to carry concealed weapons into the expanded locations until early next year." (03/22/17)

MD: Immigration authoritarians welcome high school rape as chance to grandstand

Source: BBC [UK state media]

"An alleged rape at a US high school has sparked a row over immigration that has reached all the way to the White House. Two Central American-born students are in custody after a 14-year-old girl was attacked last week at Rockville High School in Maryland, police say. The White House said 'tragedies like this' had motivated President Trump's illegal immigration 'crackdown.' On Tuesday night, protesters gathered outside the school, some expressing concern about undocumented immigrants. Henry Sanchez, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were charged in the alleged assault, which the victim said took place in a boy's toilet at the beginning of the school day last Thursday." (03/22/17)

Black Caucus lawmakers meet with Trump about infrastructure, reducing crime

Source: Reuters

"Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday about infrastructure and reducing urban crime, calling the sit-down a 'positive' first step toward finding common ground. The lawmakers presented Trump with a 130-page policy proposal titled 'We Have a Lot to Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century,' a reference to Trump's repeated query on the campaign trail asking what did blacks have to lose by supporting him. 'We think it's a positive first start and we're going to continue the dialogue,' Representative Karen Bass, a Democrat from California, told reporters after the meeting. Trump has pledged to improve the lives of African-Americans, who largely voted in favor of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential election." (03/22/17)

HI: GOP pol resigns from "failing party," citing racist and sexist bullying

Source: Raw Story

"Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto (R) announced on Wednesday that she would be leaving the Republican Party and is seeking to join the Democratic Party instead. KITV 4 reports Fukumoto 'cited racism and sexism as the core reasons why she’s leaving' during a press conference. Fukumoto was ousted by the Hawaii GOP from her position as House Minority Leader last month after she participated in the Women’s March. She said the party was 'getting increasingly hostile to different opinions,' explaining she had previously been 'booed for about 10 minutes straight for raising concerns about President Trump, then nominee Trump, and the way he treated women and minorities.'" (03/22/17)

MI: Dashcam video shows trooper attacked, rescued by Good Samaritans

Source: Fox News

"Dashcam video of a police chase that ended with a Michigan State Police Trooper being attacked, then rescued by Good Samaritans, has been released. The video from the February 20 chase was released Monday. Trooper Garry Guild started pursuing Michael Barber, 21, who was riding a motorcycle he had allegedly stolen. Barber slowed once, before crashing while trying to elude Guild. When Guild is trying to arrest Barber, Barber's brother, Travis Wise, 19, arrives and jumps Guild, and puts him in a chokehold. Two motorists stop shortly after and help Guild. Barber and Wise are both charged with assault, resisting an officer, and several other counts." (03/22/17)