The Glasshouse Report

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rate Of Suicides Among Chicago Police A Badge Of High-Stress Job


By Chicago Suntimes, Jan. 28, 2017

Buried among the facts and figures in the Justice Department’s recent book-length report on the failings of the Chicago Police Department was a telling statistic: The rate of suicide among CPD officers is 60 percent higher than other departments across the U.S.

Among the ranks of the nearly 10,000 patrol officers of the CPD, an average of three officers will take their own lives each year, according to life insurance claims information from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, the union representing the bulk of the department’s sworn officers.

Read More: http://chicago.suntimes.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Emboldened By Trump, Some Police Unions Seek To Overhaul Obama’s Reforms


By Yahoo, Jan. 30, 2017

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, had a blunt message for Donald Trump during a meeting in September: court-ordered reforms aimed at curbing police abuses in the midwestern city are not working.

Loomis and two other attendees said Trump seemed receptive to Loomis's concerns that federally monitored police reforms introduced during the Obama administration in some cities in response to complaints of police bias and abuse are ineffective and impose an onerous burden on police forces.

Read More: https://www.yahoo.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Drudge Slams GOP Congress For Making Trump 'Do Everything Alone'


By The Hill, Jan. 30, 2017

Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge slammed the GOP-led Congress in a rare tweet Monday, accusing the party's lawmakers of hanging President Trump "out to dry" on issues like taxes and ObamaCare.

"Congress hanging The Donald out to dry. Making him do everything alone! Despicable. No tax cuts, no Obamacare repeal. NOTHING," wrote Drudge, an ardent Trump supporter.

Read More: http://thehill.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Elon Musk’s Trump Outreach Is Angering The Resistance


By Bloomberg, Jan. 30, 2017

Sometimes it seems like Elon Musk is spacewalking without a tether.

America’s clean-energy icon—the founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX—riled up many of his supporters this weekend by offering a decidedly tepid criticism of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigrants and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations. 

Read More: https://www.bloomberg.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Murdoch Sons Decry Trump's Immigration Ban: "Immigration Is an Essential Part of America's Strength"


By National Review, Jan. 30, 2017

The Murdoch sons are the latest figures in Hollywood to respond to President Donald Trump's immigration and travel ban.

On Monday, 21st Century Fox executive chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch sent a memo to colleagues and employees decrying Trump's executive order, which assures employees that they "value diversity and believe immigration is an essential part of America's strength."

Read More: http://www.nationalreview.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Syrian Refugee Passed Through Customs Despite Trump’s Ban


By NY Post, Jan. 30, 2017

A Syrian refugee entered the United States through JFK Airport despite President Trump’s indefinite ban on admitting people fleeing the civil war-ravaged Middle Eastern country, an immigration lawyer said Monday.

The unidentified Syrian had a “refugee travel document” and “was not technically detained” before passing through customs on Sunday, said Camille Mackler of the New York Immigration Coalition.

Read More: http://nypost.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Trump fires acting Attorney General


By Axios, Jan. 31, 2017

In a stunning turn in a four-day drama that has defined his young presidency, President Trump, at 9:16 p.m. Monday, announced the firing of the acting attorney general who had defied him on his migrant-travel ban, saying she "has betrayed the Department of Justice."

Until the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, Trump named Dana J. Boente, a 31-year Justice Department veteran, as acting A.G.

Boente was sworn in within an hour of the announcement, AP reported.

Read More: https://www.axios.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Conservatives Fear GOP Losing Momentum On Obamacare Repeal


By Recorder, Jan. 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — Congress is ready to start major work this week on dismantling the Affordable Care Act, but conservatives are fuming over lost momentum that they fear could doom a repeal.

Lawmakers missed a nonbinding deadline to deliver details of a repeal plan Friday, and left a Republican retreat in Philadelphia without reaching consensus on a replacement package that an increasing number of Republicans want to see agreed to before the 2010 law is taken apart.

Read More: http://www.recorder.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Trump Feud: Azealia Banks Shares Rihanna’s Phone Number During Online Beef


By Radio, Jan. 30, 2017

Feuds about Donald Trump’s policy decisions continue to divide a nation and turn colleagues into enemies — even celebrities. Azealia Banks and Rihanna have gotten into an ugly social media battle over the President’s decision to prevent refugees from seven Muslim nations into the United States. The fracas that followed hit a peak when Banks posted Rihanna’s personal phone number online.
 
Read More: http://radio.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Goldman CEO Takes Lead On Wall Street In Slamming Trump Travel Ban


By Reuters, Jan. 30, 2017

Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein became the first major Wall Street leader to speak out against President Donald Trump's order to halt arrivals from several Muslim-majority countries.

In a voicemail to empl$oyees on Sunday, Blankfein said diversity was a hallmark of Goldman's success, and if the temporary freeze became permanent, it could create "disruption" for the bank and its staff.

"This is not a policy we support, and I would note that it has already been challenged in federal court, and some of the order has been enjoined at least temporarily," Blankfein said, according to a transcript seen by Reuters

Read More: http://www.reuters.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Trump Administration To Allow 872 Refugees Into U.S. This Week: Document


By Yahoo, Jan. 30, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite President Donald Trump's executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security document seen by Reuters.

A Homeland Security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the waivers, noting that the refugees were considered "in transit" and had already been cleared for resettlement before the ban took effect.

Refugees preparing for resettlement typically have severed personal ties and relinquished their possessions, leaving them particularly vulnerable if their plans to depart are suddenly canceled.

Read More: https://ca.news.yahoo.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Trump’s Exclusion of Aliens from Specific Countries Is Legal


By National Review, Jan. 28, 2017

On Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling for heightened vetting of certain foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. The order temporarily suspends entry by the nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. It is to last for 90 days, while heightened vetting procedures are developed.
Read More: http://www.nationalreview.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Al Sharpton Describes Jesus As 'Refugee' In Huntsville Sermon Criticizing Trump


By AL, Jan. 29, 2017

Describing Jesus Christ as "a refugee," civil rights activist Al Sharpton criticized President Trump's ban on refugees during a sermon Sunday night in Huntsville.

Sharpton also repeatedly took shots at Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is expected to be confirmed this week as U.S. attorney general.

Sharpton spoke for almost an hour at Oakwood University Church, weaving humor into a sermon titled "How to Ride Through a Storm." The sanctuary of the church with 2,500 members was near capacity and the crowd included state Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville, Madison County Commissioner Bob Harrison and Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith as well as former longtime councilman Richard Showers.

Read More: http://www.al.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

6 Dead, 2 Arrested After Chooting At Quebec City Mosque


By CBC, Jan. 30, 2017

Quebec provincial police now say only one of the two men arrested Sunday night following the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque is a suspect in the attack.

The suspect, Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, appeared in court late Monday afternoon and was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder while using a restricted firearm.

He is expected back in court Feb. 21.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook

Democrats Don’t Need This Money-Sucking Hatchet Man


By NY Post, Jan. 29, 2017

Looks like Democrats are finally waking up and smelling the coffee: Beware of David Brock.

That’s the word from The Daily Beast’s Asawin Suebsaeng, who wrote last week that Democratic pros looking to move ahead after Hillary Clinton’s shocking loss are hoping to do it . . . without this hatchet man.

“Many in the party — Clinton loyalists, Obama veterans, and Bernie supporters alike — talk about the man not as a sought-after ally in the fight against Trumpism, but as a nuisance and a hanger-on, overseeing a colossal waste of cash,” Suebsaeng wrote. And they’d like him to “simply disappear.”

Read More: http://nypost.com

Join us - become an Elderado today at:
LarryElder.com

Follow Larry Elder on Twitter

"Like" Larry Elder on Facebook