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  1. Man charged, arrested for murder at 'large homeless camp' in Austin https://www.kvue.com/article/news/crime/mopac-dead-body-found-homeless-camp-feb-23/269-0734cb69-a416-4ebb-acae-2b653b9e5c62 AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police have charged a man with murder as they investigate the death of a man found near a "large homeless camp" in a wooded area of the 5900 block of S. MoPac Expressway. The APD said it responded to a check welfare call at 8:47 a.m. Sunday. APD said a person informed Sunset Valley PD of a dead man's body in the wooded area. APD said its officers then responded to the scene – which a spokesperson referred to as a "large homeless camp" – and found the body of a deceased man. A witness told police there had been a shooting in the area on Friday and the body was still on scene. The witness took police to the body, which police said had a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead on scene around 9:51 a.m. The witness was transported to the police station, where he reported that he was in his tent around 3 or 4 p.m. on Friday when he heard two people known to him as Richard and Shawn arguing outside Richard's tent. He said he heard Richard telling Shawn to get out because he had stolen from him. Then he said he heard a gunshot. He said he heard Richard say "He wouldn't leave, so I shot him." Then he said he saw Shawn on the ground with blood coming from his mouth, so he checked for his pulse. After that, he said he made a gasp for air and then went unresponsive. RELATED: Austin police make arrest in suspicious homeless camp death Police eventually identified Richard's girlfriend and spoke to her at the homicide office. She reported that they had been in a romantic relationship with him for about six months but he was controlling of her and would sometimes zip her into his tent with a padlock to keep her from leaving or contacting anyone else. On the evening of the shooting, she told police she was talking on her phone near Richard's tent when she heard the shot. When she ran over, she said she saw Shawn falling to the ground with Richard standing next to him. She said she believed they were arguing over a bicycle and a backpack. The woman said Richard told her that he was protecting her from Shawn. She also reported that she and Richard stayed in his tent that night and that someone had placed a pattress over Shawn. Police identified Richard as 41-year-old Damon Richard Boyd. Photos of Boyd were shown to both witnesses, who both positively identified him as the suspect. Online records Monday afternoon indicate Boyd remains in the Travis County Jail under a $500,000 bond. He faces a first-degree felony murder charge. Police believe the deceased's name is Shawn Thomas Eaton. In a Sunday press conference, police said they had spoken to nearby property owners, who told officers they had not had any previous issues with the homeless camp. APD said the homeless camp wooded area had been evacuated while investigators processed the scene.
  2. 27 chronically homeless Austinites will receive support for permanent housing over 5 years https://www.kxan.com/news/local/27-chronically-homeless-austinites-will-receive-support-for-permanent-housing-over-5-years/ On Thursday, the Austin City Council voted to spend more than $2 million over five years to connect 27 chronically homeless people with permanent supportive housing. 83.3K per Homeless Person over 5 Years $16,666 per Year $1,388 Per Month
  3. Tainted is what happens when the Arabian Goggles are slightly off target.
  4. I have seen every purchasing rule ignored when the right decision maker is part of the process. When the department head, athletic director, or the president has a preference, the purchasing department does what the leader wants.
  5. I'm still waiting for Highland Mall to get their shit together. I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen.
  6. Stealing a commissioned sales person's time or a local business's employee's time is definitely a piece of shit move.
  7. Retail stores large and small are going away whether you like it or not. The Ebay commercial below is a perfect example of how perceptions in buyers have changed
  8. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhs-suspends-new-yorkers-global-entry-trusted-traveler-program/ The Department of Homeland Security is barring New Yorkers from a program that offers expedited access through airport security lines and the United States border. The Trump administration said the decision to exclude New York residents is in response to the state's new "Green Light law," which allows undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. "Here we have one of the targets of 9/11 walking backwards quite intentionally to bar information from DHS," Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli told reporters on Thursday, referring to the Green Light law. "As a result of this, the DHS has decided that New York residents will no longer be allowed to participate in any of our Trusted Traveler programs." New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office condemned the move as "political retaliation." The suspension affects programs like Global Entry, which allows eligible travelers to pay a fee and submit identification documents in advance in exchange for reduced wait times when returning to the U.S. from traveling abroad. In addition to Global Entry, the suspension also affects the Trusted Traveler programs NEXUS, Sentri, and FAST. Under the new policy, New Yorkers will not be allowed to join the programs and those already accepted will be kicked out by the end of the year. In addition to air travelers, truck drivers will also be affected since many use the FAST program for easy access across the U.S.-Canada border. He clarified that TSA PreCheck, another of the DHS' Trusted Traveler programs which allows expedited security checks for domestic travel, is "not currently on the list" of suspended programs, but added that "doesn't mean it can't be in the future." DHS expects the policy change to affect "150,000 to 200,000 New York residents." According to Cuccinelli, the "most immediate impact," will be felt by the 50,000 to 80,000 New Yorkers who have begun applications for Trusted Traveler access but not yet completed the process. He also said, "75,000 New Yorkers will not be able to renew their Trusted Traveler status this year." Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf first informed state officials of the suspension through a letter sent to New York's Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday, and announced the decision on Fox News. Wolf wrote that New York's Driver's License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light law) "precludes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from accessing and validating pertinent information contained in New York DMV records that is operationally critical in DHS' s efforts to keep our Nation secure." His letter continued, "this Act and the corresponding lack of security cooperation from the New York DMV requires DHS to take immediate action to ensure DHS' s efforts to protect the Homeland are not compromised." It is unclear how the drivers license law would undermine Global Entry security, however, since Global Entry applicants also must submit their passports and undergo rigorous background checks and in-person interviews before approval. Governor Cuomo signed Green Light into law last year. After it went into effect in December, long lines quickly spilled out of DMV offices across the state as undocumented residents rushed to apply for licenses for the first time ever. Cuccinelli said the law has made New York residents and law enforcement officers less safe. "These are all unfortunate consequences due to the Green Light law," he said Thursday. "... We urge New York to reverse that law and reintroduce some sanity." On Fox News Wednesday night, Wolf argued it's important for immigration agents to have access to DMV records. "ICE uses that as they build cases and they're investigating criminal networks. They're using that personal data that they get from that database to look up an individuals' date of birth, their photo, and they're using that as they build that case. They can no longer do that because of what New York did." Governor Cuomo's office said it was looking into a legal challenge. "This is obviously political retaliation by the federal government and we're going to review our legal options," said Cuomo's senior advisor Rich Azzopardi. Twelve other states also have laws which authorize drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, CBS New York reports. It is unclear why New York is being singled out by DHS. Travelers at New York's JFK Airport told CBS New York they weren't happy to hear about the policy change. "I think for all New Yorkers it's inconvenient … who travels a lot from plane. They have to go through all this stuff again and again. That's gonna be really bad for them," resident Raj Singh said. "Now it means whenever I want to travel, coming back here there are gonna be long lines after travel. My flight is like 17 hours," another traveler said. "The problem is the Trump administration has been anti-immigrant." In his letter, Wolf said that ICE uses New York DMV data "on a daily basis" to track transnational gangs, narcotics smuggling, human smuggling and trafficking" in addition to other criminal activity. "In New York alone, last year ICE arrested 149 child predators, identified or rescued 105 victims of exploitation and human trafficking, arrested 230 gang members, and seized 6,487 pounds of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and opioids," he wrote. "In the vast majority of these cases, ICE relied on New York DMV records to fulfill its mission." DHS' announcement came a day after President Trump condemned sanctuary cities — specifically mentioning New York — during his annual State of the Union address. "Tragically, there are many cities in America where radical politicians have chosen to provide sanctuary for these criminal illegal aliens," Mr. Trump said. "In sanctuary cities, local officials order police to release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public, instead of handing them over to ICE to be safely removed." "A criminal alien, freed by the sanctuary city of New York, was charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman," he said. "The killer had been previously arrested for assault. But under New York's sanctuary policies, he was set free. If the city had honored ICE's detainer request, his victim would still be alive today."
  9. back in the day, i had a new technician start work for us with BO that claimed that he used a crystal for deodorant. told him that if he wanted to keep working for us, he was going to have start using regular deodorant instead a fucking crystal.
  10. A Jewish family was booted from a flight over ‘body odor’ — but says anti-Semitism is to blame Lindsey Bever A Michigan couple and their 19-month-old daughter were removed from an American Airlines flight after the airline told them that other passengers and crew members had complained about their body odor. Yossi Adler said he and his wife, Jennie, were heading home from a vacation in Miami on Wednesday night when they were told there was an emergency and they needed to exit the plane. The couple, both 37, had eight other children at home in Southfield, Mich., so Adler said that he and his wife were worried that there may have been an incident involving one of them. Later, he said, when he and his wife stepped off the plane and the airline told them that they had been removed because of a stench, they were “humiliated,” “frustrated” and left wondering about the real reason. “Obviously, there was a reason,” Adler, who is Jewish, said in a phone interview Friday with The Washington Post. “But I think it was an anti-Semitic reason." “Even if it wasn’t,” he added, “they were anti-Semitic afterward.” Nigerian woman kicked off United flight after white man complained she was ‘pungent,’ suit says American Airlines said in a statement that the Adlers were asked to deplane after “multiple passengers, along with our crew members, complained about Mr. Adler’s body odor. Our Miami airport team members were concerned about the comfort of our other passengers due to the odor. Our team members took care of the family and provided hotel accommodations and meals, and rebooked them on a flight to Detroit Thursday morning.” The airline said its employees did not know of Adler’s religion. Adler said the vouchers that American Airlines gave him for food and lodging did not work, so he had to pay out of pocket. The airline said that should not have been the case but that it will look into the matter and ensure any such expenses are reimbursed. In any case, Adler said, had the airline been that concerned about his body odor, it should have given him clean clothes to wear. Instead, he said, he had to wear the same clothes on the flight the next morning because he did not have his belongings. Video showed the Adlers approach a ticket counter Wednesday evening, complaining that the airline had removed them from the plane and then sent their belongings ahead to Detroit. “I’m trying to stay calm here,” Yossi Adler told an employee. “But there’s two Jewish people on the plane, and now they’re kicking us off because of odor. Seriously? Nobody here thinks I have odor. “I need to get on a plane tonight. I have eight children at home.” At one point, after Adler asked airline workers for an explanation for the removal, one of them asked him, “You told me for religious reasons you don’t shower?” “I shower every day!” Adler quickly responded. “I said you kicked me off because of religious reasons.” But some people who said they were also passengers on the flight said that it was not about religion. A person who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity said that he and his girlfriend were also on the plane and that there was indeed a stench. Another woman who claims to have been on the flight took to Twitter to back up American Airline’s claim. “The smell was so bad I don’t think I could have made it through the 2.5 hr flight,” she said. See Barbara C Yavorcik's other Tweets Asked about that claim, Adler said in a text message to The Post that “the ‘BO’ is a fairy tale and cover for the reprehensible discrimination exhibited to myself and the insensitive treatment I and my family received by AA staff. My attorneys will prove that the BO claim is absolute nonsense.” Adler told The Post that he had showered Wednesday morning. Adler described the experience as a “horrible” ordeal, explaining that airline employees were walking around the airport holding their noses and fanning their faces. He said that had there been a legitimate body odor issue, the employees, who have a responsibly in the service industry “to go above and beyond,” should have helped him. “Not once in my life has someone said I smell,” he told The Post. There have been numerous incidents on airplanes in recent years, from issues with service and support animals to problems with passengers who claimed they were removed from flights over a birthday cake, breast-feeding and menstrual cramps, and a seat-kicking toddler. Last year, an African woman was booted from a United Airlines flight after a passenger complained that she had a “pungent” odor. The woman sued for racial discrimination.
  11. APD: Woman arrested in connection with downtown serial stabbings, confessed to attacking 5 women AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have arrested a woman in connection with multiple stabbings in downtown Austin late Thursday night and into Friday. APD Chief Manley said the woman was transient and that she confessed to attacking five people. In a press conference, Manley said officers were flagged down near East Sixth by a group of women around 11:24 p.m. They found one woman lying on the ground in a pool of blood. The officers observed a large cut to the back of the woman’s head. The women told the officer they were heading downtown and were dropped off by a ride share on Seventh Street. They said as they were walking to Sixth Street they saw a woman walking in the opposite direction. When they passed they said the woman turned and struck their friend in the back of the head. At about 12:07 a.m. in the 500 block of East Sixth Street a woman approached an officer and told him she had just been assaulted. She said she was standing on the side walk when someone walked up and hit her in the back of the head with a solid object. Officers say she had also sustained a large laceration. The victim said she saw her assailant running from the scene and recognized her as a local homeless person who frequently hung around a business she worked in downtown. At that same time, officers were called to the corner of East Sixth Street and Red River Street. At the scene officers found a third woman who had sustained stab wounds in her shoulder and wrist. She said the suspect approached her, told her to be quiet, then attacked her. The Real Time Crime Center used the APD Halo cameras to search the area of the three attacks and was able to find the suspect and track her back to the ARCH where she was taken into custody. Police also found the knife believed to have been used in the attacks. The suspect was identified as Raeshala Morris, 33. Police say she confessed to the attacks but said she attacked five women. Chief Manley said footage was captured from the HALO cameras of one of the unconfirmed assaults. Manley said he wants any other victims who were assaulted in the area to come forward. If anyone has information about what happened or was attacked, they are encouraged to call the APD Aggravated Assault Unit at 512-974-5245. Morris is currently booked into the Travis County Jail. On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott’s Office released a statement on the incidents, saying:
  12. houston wouldn't be houston without some poor uncle bob getting blowed the fuck up a couple of times a year.
  13. I road my bike today for 3 hours today with a 3M N 95 mask. https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Particulate-Respirator-8210V-N95-80-EA-Case/?N=5002385+3294752926&rt=rud Seemed to work so far. I don’t feel like I have the flu like I did after my last ride with cedar tree spunk in the air.
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