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Letter Praising Trump Threatens Genocide for Three California Mosques

Claremont mosques threatenedLocal Islamic leaders are asking for increased police protection after at least three California mosques received a letter that threatened Muslims and praised President-Elect Donald Trump.

Over the past several days, Islamic centers in Long Beach, Claremont and San Jose all received the same photocopy of a handwritten letter addressed to “the Children of Satan.” The letter called Muslims “vile,” “filthy” and “evil.” It then stated that Trump – who, during his campaign, proposed making Muslims register and blocking people of faith from entering the country – is going to “cleanse America.”


One dead, 9 injured in Bourbon Street mass shooting in New Orleans; 2 arrests made

New Orleans ShootingOne person was killed and nine others were injured in a mass shooting on Bourbon Street early Sunday morning, according to New Orleans police.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon Street near the intersection of Iberville Street.

The extent of the victims' injuries is unknown. NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison told reporters at the scene that the victims range in age from 20-37. Two victims are women; eight are men.

Harrison said officers were able to arrest two men at the scene for illegally carrying firearms. One of the men arrested had also been shot.


Army Corps Of Engineers Tells Pipeline Protesters To Leave Camp By Dec. 5

Dakota pipeline protests to endThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday that the public will not be allowed in areas being used to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a letter to the tribe, John W. Henderson, a district commander with the Corps, said that the area will be closed by Dec. 5. Anyone found to be on "Corps-managed land" north of the Cannonball River after that date will be considered trespassing and subject to prosecution:


'San Antonio 4' exonerated by Texas' top court

san Antonio 4 freedTexas' highest court has exonerated the four San Antonio women who were in prison for almost 15 years for being convicted of sexually assaulting four girls.

The "San Antonio 4" -- Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez -- were found innocent Wednesday in a ruling.

The four women, all out lesbians at the time, were convicted in 1998. Ramirez received a 37-year prison sentence, and Mayhugh, Vasquez and Rivera had 15-year sentences. Vasquez was paroled in 2012, and the rest were released in 2013.


'Brady Bunch' mom Florence Henderson dies at 82

Florence HendersonFlorence Henderson, who played the cheerful mom in the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch, has died, her manager told the Associated Press. She was 82.

Kayla Pressman said in a statement late Thursday that Henderson passed away surrounded by family and friends. Entertainment Tonight reported that she died from heart failure, surrounded by her four children.


'Calexit': Proposal submitted for California to secede from US

CalexitA group calling for California to secede from the United States submitted a proposed petition Monday seeking a ballot measure that would strip the state constitution of language that says California is an inseparable part of the nation.

The Yes California Independence Campaign hopes to put a question on the November 2018 ballot authorizing a vote on independence in spring 2019.

The group proposed the secession idea more than two years ago, but the so-called "CalExit" movement gained serious traction on social media after Republican Donald Trump won the presidential election.


A Dakota Access pipeline protester might lose an arm after a grave injury

Dakota protests21-year-old activist Sophia Wilansky is in critical condition and has been undergoing a series of surgeries after reportedly being hit by a concussion grenade during Sunday night's police attack against water protectors in North Dakota.

She posted on Facebook early this morning that her arm has not been amputated, but she will not know for another week whether amputation might be required.


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