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News, The Snitch Breitbart Blogger Back in S.F., Ready to Confront John Avalos

Breitbart Blogger Back in S.F., Ready to Confront John Avalos

Last week, while covering a public meeting concerning San Francisco's Sanctuary City laws, Breitbart News scribe Lee Stranahan — a self-described protege of the conservative news site/home for online agitators' eponymous founder — became the story.  And today, the story…
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News, The Snitch Texas Governor Promises a "Revolt" if Former SF Police Chief is Hired to Lead Border Patrol

Texas Governor Promises a "Revolt" if Former SF Police Chief is Hired to Lead Border Patrol

The U.S. Border Patrol will soon be hiring a new chief, and rumor has it that former San Francisco police chief Heather Fong is on the shortlist of candidates. According to San Antonio Express-News, this doesn’t sit well with Texas…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Brown Thinks He Can Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence Simply by Going on Tour

Chris Brown Thinks He Can Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence Simply by Going on Tour

Hot on the heels of Tyler The Creator canceling an Australian tour, prompted by a petition against him, protestors Down Under have moved their attention to everyone's favorite short-tempered narcissist, Chris Brown. GetUp!'s petition — titled "No, Chris Brown.…
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News, The Snitch Sheriff Mirkarimi to Mayor Lee: "Finger Pointing Serves No Purpose"

Sheriff Mirkarimi to Mayor Lee: "Finger Pointing Serves No Purpose"

On Tuesday, Mayor Ed Lee sent Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi a letter stating, “Law enforcement may notify federal officials when a particular individual is set for release in certain circumstances.” The letter was a clear reprimand for the Sheriff’s Department’s refusal…
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News, The Snitch May Day May Day

May Day May Day

Friday is May 1st, historically International Worker's Day, and, more recently, a day of protest for the rights of immigrants. This year, with protests against racist policing continuing across the country in the wake of the killings of Walter…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Road Trip Recreation for 75th Anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath

Road Trip Recreation for 75th Anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath

Reaching 75 years is a momentous accomplishment and has to celebrated in a grand manner-- even if the thing being celebrated is a novel. John Steinbeck's classic Pulitzer-Prize winning 1939 American novel The Grapes of Wrath is reaching it's diamond…
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News, The Snitch Obama's Re-election Has Spurred a GOP Paradigm Shift on Immigration Reform

Obama's Re-election Has Spurred a GOP Paradigm Shift on Immigration Reform

One of the conventional criticisms of President Obama's first term was that he failed to live up to the "Hope" and "Change" rhetoric on which he campaigned in 2008. Many Obama supporters, even ones who concede this point, defended him…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley Police to Disregard Immigration Status

Berkeley Police to Disregard Immigration Status

The Berkeley City Council broke ranks with the federal government this week, ordering their police department not to participate in immigration policing. The council, bowing to demands from the Coalition for a Safe Berkeley, voted to instruct its Police Department…
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News, The Snitch Hyatt Hotels Illegally Enrolled in E-Verify to Track Undocumented Workers, Labor Agency Claims

Hyatt Hotels Illegally Enrolled in E-Verify to Track Undocumented Workers, Labor Agency Claims

San Francisco's Hyatt Hotels and the labor unions are once again bickering about best practices. Back in July, if you'll remember, hotel workers picketed outside the Grand Hyatt Union Square, protesting difficult working conditions and calling for a boycott of…
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News, The Snitch Why ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe Is Wrong About Deporting Melky Cabrera

Why ESPN's Rick Sutcliffe Is Wrong About Deporting Melky Cabrera

On Monday, ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe was on ESPN radio and said this about Melky Cabrera:   You know, it makes you mad. First of all, this guy is over here in the United States on a working visa. He…
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News, The Snitch Nancy Pelosi, Fellow Dems Say Immigration Policy Should Recognize LGBT Couples

Nancy Pelosi, Fellow Dems Say Immigration Policy Should Recognize LGBT Couples

Undocumented immigrants in same-sex marriages are perhaps the most polarizing slice of the American populace right now (slightly ahead of NBC's gymnastics commentators).This week, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and scores of other Democrats signed a letter seeking to protect LGBT couples,…
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News, The Snitch New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos

The U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement agency has taken much criticism for its "Secure Communities" initiative, where participating local police departments give immigration officials access to the fingerprints of people brought into its jails.In September, for instance, a Department of…
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News, The Snitch El Balazo Owners Sentenced to Prison for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

El Balazo Owners Sentenced to Prison for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

The Mexican food competition in this city is fierce. There are great burrito joints and margarita offerings in every direction. Perhaps Marino and Nicole Sandoval, owners of the El Balazo chain, were just wanting a little boost when they stiffed…
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News, The Snitch Cindy Chang, Sunday School Teacher, Released After Three-Week Detention at Arizona Immigration Checkpoint

Cindy Chang, Sunday School Teacher, Released After Three-Week Detention at Arizona Immigration Checkpoint

Cindy Chang was driving from San Jose to Phoenix for a friend's wedding early this month when she was stopped at an immigration checkpoint in Eloy, Ariz. These structures are common this close to the border. Chang, a 26-year old Sunday…
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News, The Snitch Mexican Border Crossings Lowest in Decades, Study Finds

Mexican Border Crossings Lowest in Decades, Study Finds

A new study by researchers at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs upends a lot of the conventional thinking about the effects of U.S. immigration policy -- most notably the contention that harsher security measures along…
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News, The Snitch KSFO Talk Radio to Feature Conservative Former Congressman JD Hayworth

KSFO Talk Radio to Feature Conservative Former Congressman JD Hayworth

San Francisco, oddly enough, has something of a rich history when it comes to conservative talk-radio hosts. Who can forget the memorable international affair involving our own Michael Savage, who was banned from entering the United Kingdom in 2009 because…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist W. Kamau Bell Goes South of the "Border" with Laughter Against the Machine

W. Kamau Bell Goes South of the "Border" with Laughter Against the Machine

I'm on tour with Laughter…
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Dining, SFoodie Taqueria El Balazo Owners Face Prison Time After Immigration Guilty Plea

Taqueria El Balazo Owners Face Prison Time After Immigration Guilty Plea

The owners of Taqueria El Balazo pleaded guilty last week in federal court to immigration and tax violations, and face up to 20 years in prison. Marino Sandoval, 58, and his wife Nicole Sandoval, 50, were charged last year with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Greatest, Most Racist Generation: 1952 Magazine Feature Says "Wetbacks" 20+ Times

The Greatest, Most Racist Generation: 1952 Magazine Feature Says "Wetbacks" 20+ Times

Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. People Today Date: 1952 Publisher: Hillman Periodicals, New York Discovered at: The amazing Kayo Books, 814 Post…
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News, The Snitch Governor Jerry Brown Signs California Dream Act

Governor Jerry Brown Signs California Dream Act

A decade after California allowed undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition to attend public universities, the state is now allowing the students to get scholarships to afford them. At a time when the price tag on higher education is threatening…
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