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California’s Biggest Cities Confront a ‘Defecation Crisis’

They say there’s a smartphone app for everything, and doubters should know there are now at least two dealing with excrement on the sidewalks of San Francisco. The city has its official SF311 app, part of its “San Francisco at your Service” program, and last year a private developer introduced Snapcrap, which allows residents to upload a photo of an offending specimen directly to the SF311 website. This alerts the city’s new five-person “poop patrol,” which will follow up, presumably, with a smile.

Then there are the maps. At least three maps charting the location of “poop complaints” in the city have been assembled, the latest and best by the nonprofit Open the Books. Their map shows most of the city covered by brown pin dots, each marking a report to the Department of Public Works.

The website RealtyHop.com dubs San Francisco “the doo-doo capital of the U.S.” They noted that the city’s poop reports almost tripled between 2011 and 2017.

The problem draws attention because the poop increasingly comes not from dogs but from humans. In partial defense of his city, Curbed SF’s Adam Brinklow explains that the reports submitted to the city didn’t distinguish between human and dog excrement, and that there were 150,000 dogs and fewer than 10,000 homeless people within city limits. But he admits that homelessness was probably the leading edge of the problem in San Francisco as well as Los Angeles, where 36,000 people live on the streets, and many do their business there.

The majority of the nation’s homeless people now live in California. There are myriad causes at work, no doubt. But there was no “defecation crisis”—a term usually associated with rural India—in the 1930s, even with unemployment at 25%, vagabonds roaming the country, and shantytowns and “Hoovervilles” springing up everywhere. Today’s homeless and the hobos of the Great Depression are different in many ways. The triple scourges of drug abuse, mental illness and family breakdown have produced anomie and derangements far deeper than those seen in the 1930s, when the widely shared nature of the economic and psychological distress provided its own grim comfort.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/californias-biggest-cities-confront-a-defecation-crisis-11565994160

Justice Dept. Employee Helped the Bloods Street Gang ID Informants

The Department of Justice revealed that one of its own helped out the Bloods street gang by repeatedly identifying informants and cooperating witnesses.

Tawanna Hilliard works in an administrative role for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, court documents say. According to the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, over a period of more than two years, Hilliard used her access to information to help her son Tyquan Hilliard, 28, and his gang, the 5-9 Brims set of the Bloods.

Authorities have charged the Hilliards with six felony counts: witness tampering and harassment, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to tamper with a witness. Each carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

Tawanna Hilliard is also charged with illegally obtaining information from a protected government computer.

Hilliard pleaded not guilty and is out on bail. Son Tyquan Hilliard has not yet been arraigned because he is currently in “New York state prison serving the remainder of an 11-year sentence for robbery and assault.”

The plan began in 2016 when “a high-ranking member” of the gang told Tawanna Hilliard to use her position at work to find out who was cooperating with authorities. Law enforcement discovered what the duo was up to when they heard the content of their phone calls. Tyquan Hilliard was serving time for possession of a loaded firearm and all prison phone calls are monitored by authorities.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/16/doj-employee-helped-the-bloods-street-gang-identify-informants/

In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding

When word got out during the last presidential election that Seattle developer Martin Selig would be supporting Donald Trump, the blowback from our liberal town, he said, was “stunning.”

“Do you know what it’s like being a Jewish Republican in Seattle?” Selig told The Seattle Times. “The repercussions of what you hear from people is stunning.”

In reaction, Selig, a billionaire, retreated from any affiliation with Trump in 2016 and said he wouldn’t even vote for him. It had become problematic just getting along in the city while wearing a MAGA hat.

But that was then. This spring, Selig went all-in for Trump, maxing out to the president’s campaign with a donation of $5,600.

What’s interesting isn’t so much that this one local rich guy decided to stop worrying and go full Trump. It’s that he’s hardly alone.

The latest federal-election reports show that Trump is doing surprisingly well getting backers in this bluest of blue places. With nearly 15 months to go before the 2020 election, he already has drawn more donations from Seattle addresses than he did during the entire 2016 campaign.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/in-blue-seattle-trump-supporters-are-starting-to-come-out-of-hiding/

Man says he witnessed CNNs Don Lemon's alleged assault: 'I was kind of making fun, I feel bad now

https://twitter.com/mikeincanada36/status/1162172342769864704?s=21

Anti-Semite Ted Lieu accuses ambassador to Israel of dual loyalty.

https://twitter.com/realsaavedra/status/1162139452149358593?s=21

Trump wants to reopen mental institutions.

Keep dangerous people there instead of infringing on 2a.

https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1162160646898835457?s=21

Dr Mark Siegel on Epstein. Multiple broken bones requires lots of force

https://twitter.com/anna12061/status/1162132792693665794?s=21

If Tlaib asks for humanitarian visit to relatives she may be admitted

https://twitter.com/israelipm/status/1162039740599812096?s=21

Elmi and Tlaib listed destination as PALESTINE not Israel

https://twitter.com/liz_wheeler/status/1162050475060940806?s=21

We’ve got a couple of Israel deniers here.

Grassley asks Mnuchin to investigate Hunter Biden.

https://twitter.com/jarradkushner/status/1162089129967943680?s=21
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