A Home Depot in Lakewood, California, was the latest business to be victimized by a rash of “flash mob” smash-and-grab robberies currently going on throughout the state. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told CBS 2 LA that employees reported a group of between 8 and 20 people, between the ages of 15 and 20 years old, entering the Home Depot in the Lakewood Center Mall at around 7:45 p.m. on Friday. The suspects reportedly arrived in 10 cars, put on ski masks, and stole sledgehammers, hand hammers, and crowbars. The group then fled the scene in the cars. One car was described as a red Mercedes with severe damage to the front. CBS 2 later reported that four suspects had been arrested in possible connection with the robbery. Beverly Hills Police received a call about several vehicles driving with no license plates around 9 p.m. Friday, according to the outlet. Officers responded, pulling over one of the vehicles and arresting the suspects. “We’re currently working … [Read more...] about California Home Depot Latest Store To Be Robbed Amid Black Friday Crime Spree | The Daily Wire
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R odeo Van Bladel started getting that feeling again. The scrawny, balding clerk at window 7 of the California Department of Motor Vehicles ( DMV ) in Santa Rosa had punched Rodeo’s driver’s licence number into a computer, before telling him to wait while he went to check on something. Rodeo had taken two cross-town buses to get in line early for the office’s opening at 8am, an hour-plus commute that would have taken ten minutes by car. He had come hoping that somebody could tell him, finally, when he would be allowed to get back to driving. The delay was a bad sign. The clerk returned with a co-worker, who handed Rodeo a slip of paper with a phone number. Rodeo had to call the Mandatory Actions Unit, she said, a division of the DMV apparently reachable only by phone. The Economist today Handpicked stories, in your inbox A daily newsletter with the best of our journalism Sign up The driver’s-licence debacle had … [Read more...] about He stole a rug and a car. Why did he spend 25 years bouncing between prison and parole?
There are so many good photo books out there, it can sometimes be overwhelming. One of our favorite things throughout the year is to look at new books and talk with photographers about how they come together. Some projects break your heart, some change how you look at the world. Others are just fun. And all of them are beautiful in their own way. Here is a roundup of some of the best photo books from this year. Carlota Guerrero — Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón Carlota Guerrero is both a vision and a visionary — someone who dances herself into a trance to spur on good ideas. The photographer and filmmaker is based in Barcelona, where she rose to stardom after being tapped at age 24 to work with Solange on her album A Seat at the Table in 2016. Since then, she has produced many of her own ethereal images of groups of women. She is warm, she is welcoming, and she has me feeling more acceptance and love for my body as a stranger on a Zoom call than I … [Read more...] about Here Are 24 Photo Books That Brought Us Meaning And Joy In 2021
Once again this week, the legacy media have exerted their bias over America’s news diet, selectively featuring stories that favor their agenda and eliding stories that paint a more realistic and less optimistic picture of life under the Biden administration. Here are three of the most significant stories the media failed to cover in proportion to their importance: 1. The NIH seemingly admits funding gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology Last Wednesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) raised questions about whether it had funded gain of function research regarding increasing the transmissibility of “bat coronavirus” to humans at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “‘I told you so’ doesn’t even begin to cover it here,” wrote Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Wednesday as he tweeted a copy of the NIH letter. “I told you so” doesn’t even begin to cover it here: https://t.co/9JFn85I24i — Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 21, 2021 As The … [Read more...] about 3 Stories The Media Ignored Last Week | The Daily Wire
DAVID UNWIN/STUFF Wiremu Kingi Te Awe Awe of Rangitāne reflects on the relationship between Māori and the media. On November 30, 2020, Stuff apologised in all of its newspapers and its online platform for its unfair portrayal of Māori. The apology was the result of months of investigation by a team of Stuff reporters, led by Pou Tiaki editor Carmen Parahi and head of news Mark Stevens, who trawled through 160 years’ worth of news reports, cartoons, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and features to produce the series Our Truth: Tā Mātou Pono. Under the headline: “No mātou te hē – We are sorry”, the apology read: “From our first editions to now, our monocultural lens means we haven’t always fairly represented tangata whenua. “We’ve been racist, contributing to stigma, marginalisation and stereotypes against Māori. READ MORE: Second Public Interest Journalism funding round provides $18 million for 110 journalist roles Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: How the Treaty … [Read more...] about Our Truth, Tā Mātou Pono: One year on, what’s changed and what still needs to