Bribery, Money Laundering, and Public Corruption

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One might think you would read about the ongoing criminal investigation of the Sweetwater Union High School District, but this is about politics in the normally quiet coastal community of Carlsbad. Recently, Rostra ran a series of posts questioning the personal finances of Carlsbad City Councilwoman Farrah Douglas, which became an issue in her campaign seeking election to the California …

“The shooter was sent by God” says Westboro minister — rhetoric continues

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Controversial nut-job minister, Fred Phelps from Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas told anyone who would listen to his disturbing rant on YouTube that “the shooter was sent by God.” These Westboro Church leaders are equally as guilty as the “shooter” who took his anger out on innocent folks gathering to meet their Congresswoman last Saturday. The facts first, Jared Loughner …

Director of Federal Defenders of San Diego Appointed to the Loughner Case

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There is another San Diego connection to the horrific tragedy that occurred in Arizona. TPM reported earlier today that Reuben Cahn, Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. (FDSDI), has agreed to be appointed to represent Jared Lee Loughner. According to the FDSDI website, they are  a “private, non-profit corporation based in San Diego with a branch …

Brilliant Surgeon caring for Rep. Giffords was Trained at San Diego’s beloved Balboa Naval Hospital

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The courageous surgeon who defied the odds and kept Rep. Gabreille Giffords alive,  received key advanced medical training here at San Diego’s much-beloved Balboa Naval Hospital during his lengthy US military experience. Having treated hundreds of gunshot wounds in Iraq and Afghanistan earlier in this decade, Dr. Peter Rhee and his team were undaunted by the brain injury Rep. Giffords suffered.  They had her …

Link to “Arizona Star” newspaper….. UPDATE: Surgeon confirms Giffords alive & responding to Doctors!

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Here are links to the hometown newspaper of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, victim of a cowardly attack today in Tucson.  They have reporters swarming over the story in their own backyard UPDATE (2:20 pm)….A surgeon treating Rep. Giffords  confirms she is alive and responding to her doctors.  Hospital spokesman says they are “optimistic” for her survival.  Additional prayers for Rep. …

Breaking News: Arizona Rep. Giffords shot at point-blank range in Tucson

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Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot at point-blank range while she was attending an official event in Tucson, Arizona. The incident remains fluid and the Arizona Sheriff Department isn’t releasing any information about the 12 twelve people who were injured, including three of Giffords’ Arizona staffers. The Congresswoman was shot outside a Tucson grocery store, according to an NPR affiliate. …