close Video Gutfeld On The New California Bill That Would Decriminalize Psychedelic Drugs Proposed law would legalize drugs like psilocybin, MDMA and LSD; reaction on 'The Five' Homicides in Oakland, California have surged 400% citywide in 2021, according to the latest crime analysis data shared by the city's police department . The Oakland Police Department's Weekly Gunfire Summary for the week of Feb. 22-28 reported a total of 25 homicides citywide in 2021, compared to just five in 2020 and 13 in 2019. Area 1, covering West and Downtown Oakland, has seen a 200% surge in homicides. Meanwhile Area 3, covering Fruitvale and Central Oakland, and Area 4, covering East Oakland, Mills and Leona, both have seen homicide surges of 100%, respectively. Area 5, covering East Oakland and Knowland Park, have seen homicides surge 1300%. CALIFORNIA'S 'I-5 STRANGLER' ROGER KIBBE WAS STRANGLED TO DEATH, AUTOPSY SHOWS The latest data … [Read more...] about Oakland homicides up 400% so far this year
RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Three people face several drug-related charges Friday after a honey oil lab exploded inside a Riverside apartment. (credit: Riverside Police Department) The explosion happened at about 6 a.m. Monday morning in the 600 block of Central Avenue, in the Canyon Crest neighborhood of Riverside. Police officers and firefighters were called out to respond to the fire, which was determined to have been caused by a butane honey oil lab set up inside one of the apartments and displaced several neighbors. READ MORE: 9 Great Apes At San Diego Zoo Become First Non-Humans To Receive A COVID Vaccine A 38-year-old man with severe burn injuries was taken to the hospital shortly after the explosion, police said. Officers went to the hospital to talk to him and the woman who took him to the hospital and identified them as the residents of the apartment where the explosion happened. (credit: Riverside Police Department) The unidentified man was taken to … [Read more...] about 3 Face Drug Charges After Honey Oil Lab Explodes In Riverside Apartment
Derek Chauvin — the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd 's neck for over eight minutes in May, resulting in his death — has been released from custody after posting bond. Chauvin's bond was set at $1 million, as he's facing multiple charges in connection to Floyd's death, including second-degree murder. If convicted on the second-degree murder charge, Chauvin faces up to 15 years in prison. ADVERTISEMENT The other former officers involved, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, were each charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and manslaughter. In August, Chauvin's attorney asked a Minneapolis judge to throw out the charges against the former officer, citing what they called a lack of evidence and blaming Floyd's death on substances a medical examiner said were in his system when he died. Floyd's death was ruled a homicide , and a Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office autopsy report revealed he died from … [Read more...] about Ex-Minneapolis police officer involved in George Floyd’s death released on bond
Horrific details from a state investigation shine a spotlight on dozens of Catholic priests in Colorado accused of sexually abusing at least 212 children over the past 70 years. A report released in October 2019 alleged 43 men in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses were abusers, but only identified 40 by name. A follow-up report released Dec. 1, 2020, added nine more priests to the list of clergy with substantiated claims of abuse. RELATED: Investigator finds 43 Catholic priests in Colorado sexually abused at least 166 children The reports published by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office summarizes nearly two years of investigation by former federal prosecutor Bob Troyer. The reports’ contents are the most in-depth account to date of clergy sex abuse in the state. The Denver Post compiled key details of the involved clergy including their names, where they served and a short description of their alleged crimes. Archdiocese of Denver Father Leonard Abercrombie … [Read more...] about Colorado Catholic Church sexual abuse investigation: Who are the 49 priests named in the reports?
With the imposition of sanctions on Russia in response to the SolarWinds hack and the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, and the announcement of additional military aid to Ukraine, it appears that the Biden administration is beginning to implement elements of a policy towards Russia. While the full makeup of this policy remains unclear, it is critical that the administration’s strategy start with a fundamental understanding of Russian interests, Russian power, and Russian behavior. If the Biden administration is to craft a smart and more strategic policy towards Russia, it must realize Russia’s position and behavior as it is, and not assume it is borne out of weakness, structural decline, brittleness or some other flawed starting premise. Here, understanding does not mean acceptance, but rather is about seeing Russia as it is, not as Washington would wish it to be. At its core, Russia is not a weak power playing its hand well, as it is often described. … [Read more...] about How to think about Russia