Update: read previous post and misdeeds about this guy here: https://dawgonnit.com/2015/05/26/donation-website-has-new-fund-for-stockton-mayor/
Stockton, Ca. mayor was “briefly detained” by federal agents after his return from China this week. On Monday, Mayor Anthony Silva arrived at San Francisco International Airport and says he was detained by agents with the Department of Homeland Security.
According to a release from Silva, the agents searched his belongings and took his electronic devices, including his personal cell phone. He says the agents were “persistent” about requiring his passwords for all the devices. The agents told him this was routine, and promised to return Mayor Silva’s belongings within a few days.
Silva was returning from a “good will” trip sponsored by China Silicon Valley. In a Facebook post before he left, Silva said his goal was to recruit new business opportunities and bring back jobs.
ABC10 reached out to the FBI and U.S. District Attorney’s Office and was told they will not comment on an ongoing investigation.
This seems to be the norm for this gentleman, He has been involved in altercations that destroyed the inside of a Limo on the freeway. But then said it was done by people he did not know, but was riding with, and all were allegedly intoxicated.
He claims to have spent nights on the streets to see what it is like to be homeless, but there is questions about that.
The last time he came through airport from another country he was investigated in the same way by Homeland security and now they had enough reason to believe they needed to check his phone and computer. Either this guy likes to play the victim and draw attention to himself with attitude, or he is just a bad actor putting on a show for the cameras.
Or maybe he is just plain and simple an ASSHOLE!!!!!
Some people are always surrounded by drama.
We are told not to judge all MUSLIMS by the actions of a few lunatics.
But we are encouraged to judge all GUN OWNERS by the actions of a few lunatics.
And in a new twist, the Vatican revealed that the “only real audience” Francis had in Washington was with a former student and his family, who later identified himself as Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who met the pope with his longtime partner and some friends.
The revelations turned the table on the narrative of Davis’ encounter, making clear that Francis wanted another meeting to come to light: that of an old student and his “family,” who happens to be gay.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Francis met with “several dozen” people at the Vatican’s embassy in Washington just before leaving for New York. Lombardi said such meetings are normal on any Vatican trip and are due to the pope’s “kindness and availability.”
And Lombardi said Davis’ “brief” meeting that afternoon was by no means a papal endorsement of her cause.
“The pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects,” Lombardi said.
“The only real audience granted by the pope at the nunciature was with one of his former students and his family,” Lombardi added.
Lombardi didn’t reveal who the student was, but the man subsequently came forward: In a video posted online, Grassi is shown entering the embassy, embracing his former teacher and introducing Francis to his partner, whom Francis recognized from a previous meeting, and a few friends from Asia.
A Vatican assistant spokesman, the Rev. Thomas Rosica, confirmed that the former student was indeed Grassi.
An audience differs from a meeting in that it is a planned, somewhat formal affair. Popes have audiences with heads of state. They have meetings and greeting sessions with benefactors or Catholic VIPs. So the fact that Lombardi described Grassi’s encounter as the only “real audience” in Washington made clear that Francis wanted to emphasize that encounter over Davis’ “brief meeting” with several dozen other people invited to the embassy at the same time.
Davis, an Apostolic Christian, spent five days in jail for defying federal court orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
A judge ultimately freed Davis on the condition she doesn’t interfere with her deputies issuing the licenses. When Davis returned to work, she replaced the licenses with new ones saying they were issued “pursuant to federal court order.”
Davis said earlier this week that she and her husband met briefly with the pope at the Vatican’s nunciature in Washington and that he thanked her for her courage and encouraged her to “stay strong.”
“Just knowing that the pope is on track with what we’re doing and agreeing, you know, it kind of validates everything,” she told ABC.
The Vatican statement made clear the pope intended no such validation.
However, Davis’ lawyer, Mat Staver, told The Associated Press that the Vatican initiated the meeting as an affirmation of her right to be conscientious objector.
“We wouldn’t expect the pope to weigh in on the particulars of any case,” Staver said Friday. “Rather, the meeting was a pastoral meeting to encourage Kim Davis in which Pope Francis thanked her for her courage and told her to ‘Stay strong,’ ” Staver said in a statement. “His words and actions support the universal human right to conscientious objection.”
He said an unnamed Vatican official initiated the meeting on Sept. 14, the day Davis returned to work after being jailed, saying the pope wanted to meet her. He said Vatican security picked up her and her husband from their hotel and told her to change her hairdo so she wouldn’t be recognized since the Vatican wanted the meeting kept secret.
Staver disputed a Vatican spokesman’s claims that the pope only met Davis in a “farewell lineup” or receiving line. He said the couple was in a separate room with Francis and Vatican security and personnel and that no member of the general public was present, to keep the meeting secret. He said the Vatican official who arranged the meeting insisted that it not be made public until after Francis had left the U.S., and gave him the “green light” to make it public after Francis was back in Rome.
News of the meeting sent shockwaves through the U.S. church, with Davis’ supporters saying it showed the pope backed her cause and opponents questioning whether the pope had been duped into meeting with her.
Initially the Vatican only reluctantly confirmed the meeting but offered no comment.
On Friday, Lombardi met with Francis and issued a fuller statement to “contribute to an objective understanding of what transpired.” Francis has made clear he dislikes being used for political ends, and Lombardi’s statement appeared intended to make clear that the encounter should in no way be exploited.
Lombardi declined to say who invited Davis into the nunciature or what the pope knew of the case ahead of time. Such encounters are arranged by the Vatican ambassador and his staff, not the pope’s delegation or the U.S. bishops’ conference.
The Vatican nuncio in Washington is Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, an Italian best known for his role in the Vatileaks scandal, which helped bring about Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation: The scandal began in 2012 when an Italian journalist broadcast letters from Vigano, then the No. 2 Vatican administrator, to Benedict in which he begged not to be transferred for having exposed alleged corruption that cost the Holy See millions of euros. Vigano was eventually transferred to Washington to become ambassador.
He has since strongly taken up the religious liberty charge championed by U.S. bishops, suggesting that he might well have supported Davis in her battle over gay marriage: In a 2012 speech to the University of Notre Dame, Vigano denounced threats to religious liberty in the U.S. and abroad, citing a public school curriculum presenting same-sex relations as “natural and wholesome.”
Rosica, Lombardi’s assistant, said he believed the pope would have been given a list of the several dozen people who were invited to farewell as he left Washington, but he was unaware of the details of Davis’ case or any possible implications of the meeting. He hypothesized that the reception amounted to a receiving line-type event, with people in various rooms on the first floor of the embassy to greet the pope and receive a rosary from him.
“I don’t think he knew the details, the full biographies of each person, except for the names of the people there,” Rosica said.
“I don’t think it’s a matter of being tricked as of being fully aware of the situation and its complexities,” he said. “I don’t think anyone was willfully trying to trick the pope, and at the same time nor was the pope briefed properly on who was he meeting. He wasn’t properly briefed on the person or the impact of such a visit.”
He said Davis’ supporters had “overblown” the encounter.
As he left the country, Francis told reporters who inquired that he did not know specific cases in detail, but he defended conscientious objection as a human right.
“It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right,” Francis said.
The Vatican had to clear this up after the shyster for the Dipshidiot Kim Davis shot his mouth off about seeing the Pope as if she was being supported by the pontiff.
Texans take barbecue very seriously.
Police say a woman from Austin, Texas, threatened to kill her brother after he ate her barbecue ribs.
The woman’s brother called police on Sept. 27, and said that his sister became violent after he ate her ribs, according to court documents, KTBC-TV reported.
Ethel Jean Banks, 61, allegedly charged at her brother with a 10-inch butcher knife and said she was going to kill him, according to authorities, the news station reported.
The victim ran from the house and called 911. Police said that when they arrived they received contradicting reports from the siblings, KTBC reported.
According to court documents, a similar incident occurred in June.
They do everything big in Texas……..
This beautiful blonde pleaded guilty in 2005 to having sex with a 14-year-old middle school student.
Former Bengals cheerleader turned teacher was caught sleeping with 17-year-old Cody York on several occasions. She avoided jail time by taking a plea deal and is now engaged to him.
After admitting to having sex with a 16-year-old male student, this former Tustin High School personal trainer was sentenced to three years of probation and 240 hours of community service. The relationship was discovered after photos of her were found on the student’s phone.
This bible school teacher from Louisiana was charged with four counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile; eight counts of sexual battery; three counts of 2nd degree kidnapping; one count contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; and one count indecent behavior with a juvenile after inappropriate conduct with a 13-year-old.
A student teacher who admitted to having sexual encounters with an eighth grader in her car and her bedroom. She was arrested on three counts of sexual abuse.
Sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old twice off campus. The supposed victim said he actually pursued her.
She initiated relationships with three boys through Facebook — two of which she had sex with.
Pamela Rogers Turner
Former elementary school teacher in Tennessee had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.
Made national headlines after being charged with having sex with an 18-year-old. She did not serve any jail time.
Found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a high school student. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail, five years probation and a four-year deferred sentence.
Where the hell were these women when I was in school?????
The group of predominantly black women, many of whom are members of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge book club, said they suffered personal and professional consequences, and two of the women lost their jobs following the incident.
The women were “signaled out” from the moment they arrived on the train, Linda Carlson, the only white woman in the group, said at a news conference Thursday.
Civil rights attorney Waukeen Q. McCoy said the lawsuit “highlights that blacks are still being treated differently in America.”
“The goal of this lawsuit is to ensure that this sort of racial discrimination does not happen to anyone else,” McCoy said in a statement.
The group of 11 women boarded the Napa Valley Wine train on Aug. 22 to celebrate a birthday and discuss a book. The group said instead their trip was cut short, and the women were escorted through six train cars and greeted by police in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena.
“We were treated like we didn’t belong there, and we paid our money just like everyone else,” Lisa Renee Johnson told KTVU in August. “If they cannot accommodate groups, they should not take our money as a group.”
The group alleges that they were repeatedly told to “quiet down,” although staff said nothing to white passengers who were being just as loud, if not louder.
Shortly after the incident, the company posted on Facebook that the women were removed “following verbal and physical abuse towards other guests and staff.” The post was deleted, but the women said the damage was done.
Johnson chronicled the trip and what happened later on social media and used the hashtag #laughingwhileblack to describe her “humiliating” experience.
Following the incident, the company apologized to Johnson and the group, promised to implement enhanced sensitivity training, and offered the group a free ride, Sam Singer, a spokesman for the company, told USA TODAY Network in August.
The company’s CEO Anthony Giacco accepted, “full responsibility for its failures and for the chain of events that led to this regrettable treatment of the women,” according to Singer.
Members of a mostly black book club say they believe they were kicked off the train because of their race.
The women said the apology did not negate the negative backlash they endured sufficiently or address the racial discrimination.
The suit seeks $11 million in damages for racial discrimination, defamation and breach of contract.
In addition to the monetary damages, the group is seeking the “implementation of a racial sensitivity training program for the Wine Train management and staff, and the prevention of similar treatment to other minorities,” according to a statement.
Two women lost their jobs because of the train incident? Seriously?
I fascinates me that some peoples sense of making things right is by putting a lot of money in their pockets…….