😱 JOSHUA TREE, Calif. - On Friday August 16th, a caller reported the discovery of a burned body in the dry lake bed near Sunway Road and Rosehedge Avenue in Joshua Tree. According to authorities, the call came in at 8:49 a.m. and deputies from the Morongo Basin Station responded. Based on the evidence found at the scene, detectives from the Sheriff's Department Homicide Division took over the investigation. They say they're working to identify the male victim as well as any witnesses. ℹ Anyone with information that might help the investigation is asked to call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department - Homicide Division at (909)-387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at 1-800-78CRIME or by using www.wetip.com. #joshuatree
LA QUINTA, Calif. - A traveling Trump display called the "Trump Unity Bridge” has returned to the desert -- garnering attention and support from local Republicans. “We’re building momentum every time we come here the trump train gets bigger and bigger,” said Rob Cortis, the designer and driver of the bridge. This is the third time Cortis and his traveling Trump tribute have visited the Coachella Valley.
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PALO Alto, CA - Palantir offices in Palo Alto were once again blocked off by protesters Friday calling for an end to the company's data technology contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 🔸 Hundreds of people gathered at #CloseTheCamps protests across the country in July, including about 300 people at Palantir's headquarters. About 50 people returned the company Friday to continue their push for Palantir to cut its ties with ICE, which has drawn scrutiny for child separation, overcrowding, and deaths at immigration detention camps at the U.S.-Mexico border. "[Palantir] is automating white supremacy. They are automating ethnic cleansing. They're setting up a gauntlet... to capture, and pull out and extract the people they don't want to be here," said Tracey Rosenberg of the Oakland Privacy anti-surveillance coalition. Immigrant advocacy groups and media organizations obtained documents in April showing that Palantir created "Investigative Case Management" software for ICE to organize and track information from multiple government agencies. 🔸 This software allows ICE to run background checks on parents trying to claim detained children, prosecute and arrest individuals, and compile data on home addresses, workplaces and social media, according to a 46-page report on Palantir released last week by advocacy group Mijente, which called the company the "tech backbone" of ICE. Gathered outside the company's cafeteria at 542 High St. on Friday, protesters chanted, "Get out of our town!" and "Hey, hey, ho ho! Palantir has got to go!" They said Palantir is complicit in large workplace raids made possible through its technology, including one that resulted in the arrest of 680 undocumented immigrants at poultry plants in Mississippi last week. It was estimated to be the largest workplace raid in the state's history. Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel has denied the extent of its involvement with ICE in the past. The company could not immediately be reached for comment. #ICE#usmexicoborder#migrantchildren#palantir#siliconvalley#paloalto#tech
Actor Peter Fonda has died at 79 after respiratory failure from lung cancel, according to multiple reports. Best known for his role in 1969’s “Easy Rider,” Fonda was part of a family of Hollywood heavyweights that included his dad, Henry Fonda, and sister Jane Fonda. He shared writing and producing credits on “Easy Rider,” which he starred in with Jack Nicholson and Dennis Hopper. The film’s 50th anniversary was on July 14. “[Peter] passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family,” his family said in a statement provided to People. “The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.” “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy,” the statement continued. “And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”
😱 U.S. Customs and Border Protection's computers had shut down nationwide, causing major delays at airports 🛬 around the country. John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, New York, tweeted that the computers are shut down but the agency is working on getting them back online.A spokesman with U.S. Customs and Border Protection said he is aware of reports that customs systems at airports are down and is looking to get details A picture posted to Twitter by Sarah Baird showed massive crowding in the customs line. "This is I'm in the global entry line and the regular line has several hundred if not thousands in it," she tweeted. UCB had attempted to use a backup system, but now, passengers are being processed manually, Kennedy Airport and LAX tweeted. #ucb#airlines#airport#flights#globalentry
A local Bay Area news reporter met with Lou Ferrigno, the guy who played Incredible the Hulk back in the day. 💪🏾 🔸 • Repost @paulchamberstv I got invited to the #gunshow by a man who gave me a #flashback to my #childhood@theofficiallouferrigno is a #kind#amazing person. #theincrediblehulk#green with #envy
Repost @shaunking• When Jay Z says “We’re past kneeling” exactly who does he mean by “we?” Because he never took a knee. It’s a slap in the face of my brothers @kstills & @e_reid35 who, with the pressure of the world on their backs, are still taking a knee AND doing the hard work to fight for people off the field. Here’s what I know, because they tell me: people whose loved ones who are killed by police feel forgotten. Can you even name a single person killed by police this year? It’s already over 700 people. And their stories aren’t even being told. And they tell me they are GRATEFUL to know that Kenny and Eric and @kaepernick7 have not forgotten them. I have to say this again: If a man had aided my friend losing his career for 3 years, and continued to do so, this picture could not be a reality. Tell me this, and be honest, do you sincerely think the joy in this photo is about social justice and civil rights? Do you think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is THIS happy because he knows they are about to do some hardcore work on police brutality? This is a money photo of two men very happy because they just helped each other out in a very particular kind of way. Listen, my job is to speak truth to power. It’s why I’m independent. I’ve appeared in Jay Z’s documentaries. I love some of his work, but no man is beyond discussion or criticism.
🙀 Dayumm, @shaunking going in hard. • Repost @shaunking - Jay Z was wrong. CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO for today’s episode of The Breakdown where I unpack the pain and problems of what Jay Z just did in striking a deal with the NFL, one that he spent a year building, while they actively prevent @kaepernick7 from ever playing another game again. Let me tell you two things: if you actively banned a friend of mine for working for three years, and continued to do so, we can’t be friends. We damn sure can’t laugh and be buddies. Secondly, Jay Z was working on this deal for a year. They flew out and met each other over and over again. It’s why they look like besties here. And in that year, Jay Z talked to Colin repeatedly. He never mentioned this deal being in the works, because he knew it was shady, he knew it was wrong. Anyway, listen to today’s episode.
SAN FRANCISCO 🤬 – The homeless man who was arrested for attacking a woman outside her apartment building in San Francisco over the weekend has been released, according to a spokesman for the San Francisco District Attorneys office.25-year-old Austin James Vincent had been charged with false imprisonment, attempted robbery, and two counts of battery. Spokesman Maxwell Szabo said that Vincent was arraigned on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty. While concerns were raised about releasing Vincent, the court released him on varying levels of reporting to a caseworker. Security footage was released showing the entire violent attack that happened early Sunday morning at the Watermark complex near Beale and Bryant Streets just off the Embarcadero. Paneez Kosarian was trying to get into her apartment building when she was assaulted by a man who was trying to keep her from going inside without him. Kosarian said the man told her that everyone he sees are robots and he’s the only human remaining on earth. “I realized this man is very mentally unstable,” she told KRON4. She was able to get inside the building and away from the man with the help from the front desk woman, who called police. Kosarian said it look police 30 minutes to arrive. Police confirmed that the initial call was made at 1:40 a.m. and the suspect was detained by 2:07 a.m. “This is a terrible incident and any assault like this in our City is disturbing,” said Jeff Cretan, the spokesperson for Mayor London Breed. “The police have apprehended a suspect and while the investigation is still pending in this matter, it’s important that people are held accountable for any act of violence.” #SaveSF
MARVELOUS PRICES: Today Angelenos can get a deli sandwich, movie ticket, makeover, and malt for less than $5 as part of @amazon’s Emmy campaign for #TheMarvelousMrsMaisel. Nearly 30 Los Angeles businesses are participating in the citywide event including this Chevron station in Santa Monica on Cloverfield Blvd. selling gas for 30¢ a gallon⛽️ Click the link in bio for all the deals happening today. Repost @cbsla