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News For Reasonable People

Are you scavenging the internet for those stories the mainstream media just won’t touch? The very news that affects us most each day, from crime to social unrest. On News for Reasonable People, host Sean Reynolds, a business owner and concerned citizen, reads the news every day, in a way that some might even call “reasonable.” Tune in for the most pressing news, and live coverage of the places you want to see but don’t want to be, and even documentary pieces and interviews the media doesn’t want to hear about. Make sure you subscribe and hit the notification bell to never miss an episode.

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#1,451 - While City of Portland clears huge encampment, homeless plan their return "...after its clean"
The sound of Portland Bureau of Transportation tow trucks echoed from a large  encampment buried in the woods off North Columbia Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. It’s a camp that’s been growing in the St. John’s neighborhood for years.“It’s taken a toll on all the businesses out here,” said Jeff White, who runs Curt’s RV and Storage, located right next to the camp. Those living at the camp have targeted his business by breaking in and stealing from him numerous times, he says. “It’s been way too long. I know there’s camps everywhere, but it’s been like six, eight months.”It was a hectic scene inside the camp on Tuesday as city crews and police worked to clear it. The homeless residents told KGW that some of the towed vehicles were stolen.KGW reported on the same camp twice this summer. At the time it was known as  and the homeless woman who ran it illegally charged people rent to camp on the government-owned property.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
18:20 12/05/2022
#1,450 - New York Mayor says NYPD and first responders can involuntarily commit those in mental health crisis
New York Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday directed first responders to enforce a state law that allows them to potentially involuntarily commit people experiencing a mental health crisis, as part of an attempt to address concerns about homelessness and crime.Adams said it was a myth that first responders can only involuntarily commit those who displayed an “overt act” that they may be suicidal, violent or a danger to others. Instead, he said the law allowed first responders to involuntarily commit those who cannot meet their own “basic human needs” – a lower bar.New York Police Department officers and first responders will get additional training to help them make such evaluations and a team of mental health technicians will be available, either via a hotline or video chat, to help them determine whether a person needs to be taken to a hospital for further evaluation.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
19:23 12/05/2022
#1,449 - Gov. Newsom signs into CA state LAW "“the most expansive and comprehensive record-clearing law of its kind in the country”
A new state law hailed as “the most expansive and comprehensive record-clearing law of its kind in the country” will seal the criminal records of everyone who’s served their time, though there are a few exceptions for sex offenders and violent felons.We made note of a few new California laws Governor Gavin Newsom signed in the annual flurry of such things in September, some of which lightened the legal load on  and . But another of those new laws that’s received little notice is a bigger deal for those who’ve actually been incarcerated in California. The New York Times has an analysis of a new state law that  of anyone who’s completed their sentence, once said sentence is completed, in what Jeff Selbin of the UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic called “the most expansive and comprehensive record-clearing law of its kind in the country.”“We cannot continue to pour billions of dollars into rehabilitative services while at the same time exclude people from positively contributing to their communities,” state Senator María Elena Durazo (D-L.A,), who introduced the bill, said in a statement, adding that the new law “will not only benefit the individual, but entire families and communities.”The sealing of the records is automatic but is not quite as broad as it initially sounds. The Times notes that “Eight million people in California have a criminal record, and at least 225,000 will have an old conviction automatically sealed as a result of the new law.” That's a fairly small fraction.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
14:47 12/04/2022
#1,448 - Portland business owners publicly vent frustration at Mayor after years of crime
Dozens of business owners from Portland's Central Eastside neighborhood shared their safety concerns with city leaders on Tuesday. They talked about crime — from explosions and trash, to drug use and death threats — things they say are .“One of our employees on his way into our central kitchen was held up at gunpoint,” said Kim Malek, the co-founder and CEO of Salt & Straw. “A gun in his face as he walked in to make ice cream.”For two years business owners, including Malek, said they’ve watched as crime, drugs and camping have festered while efforts to speak out about it have led to more angst.“Several of our business owners have received death threats and so that's something we take pretty seriously,” said Clare Briglio the executive director of the . Briglio helped organize Tuesday’s listening session in front of city leaders including Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. It's the result of a collective tipping point among dozens of business owners. “Businesses have been held hostage for a long time, not being able to speak their own truth and lived experience,” said Briglio.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
18:16 12/03/2022
#1,447 - Portland's famous Salt & Straw Ice Cream threatens to move HQ after RV fire and assault
Portland’s iconic  may move its headquarters from Southeast Portland out of state, owing to frustration with crime, drugs and street camping, said co-founder Kim Malek on Wednesday. That’s if Portland and Multnomah County leaders can’t help the company address the issues that are plaguing its operations.“We would consider all options,” Malek said. “We don’t have concrete plans. But our intention is to be at the table working with the city and county to find a solution and not move. Portland is part of the soul of our company. We love this city. This is about having a safe place for our team to work.”On Monday, a fire in an RV parked at Southeast 3rd Avenue and Ash Street near the company’s headquarters and kitchen shut down power to Salt & Straw and several other businesses after the blaze brought down a transformer.“If we can’t make it safe, I can’t stay here,” Malek said. “It’s just not responsible of me to put my team in that position.”Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
16:09 12/02/2022
#1,446 - Elon Musk shuts down Antifa Twitter accounts, Portland Tesla stores face potential violent pushback
Elon Musk called a report on Antifa wanting to burn down Tesla “concerning.” The Tesla CEO responded to  on screenshots of calls to action. Andy Ngô, editor-at-large for the , shared screenshots of the calls to action by the now-suspended Twitter account . The account posted links to Tesla locations and encouraged followers to add their own.“Tonight in Portland! Every city, every town! Show up at your local Tesla dealerships in protest of Elon Musk!” one screenshot read with a photo of a burning Tesla. Ngô noted that the extremists wanted to get revenge on Elon Musk for suspending their accounts on Twitter.The new Twitter CEO banned a pro-Palestinian terrorist group that actively promoted and celebrated violence against Jews. The account, Ian Miles Cheong noted, has been active since 2021.Cheong added that he hoped more could be done to crack down on the violence, and Elon Musk agreed that the violence was “not okay.” In  Ngô, Elon Musk said, “Incitement to violence will result in account suspension.”Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
11:45 12/02/2022
#1,445 - Another Portland store shuts down, owner posts blistering note on front door slamming rampant crime
A Portland, Oregon, clothing shop permanently shut down this month after facing a string of break-ins that has left the store financially gutted, according to a note posted to the front of the store. “Our city is in peril,” a printed note posted on Rains PDX store reads, according to KATU2. “Small businesses (and large) cannot sustain doing business, in our city’s current state. We have no protection, or recourse, against the criminal behavior that goes unpunished. Do not be fooled into thinking that insurance companies cover losses. We have sustained 15 break-ins … we have not received any financial reimbursement since the 3rd.” The store’s owner Marcy Landolfo said that after 15 break-ins over the last year and a half, the business can’t survive the financial burdens the crimes have cost the shop. “The problem is, as small businesses, we cannot sustain those types of losses and stay in business. I won’t even go into the numbers of how much has been out of pocket,” she said.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
12:33 12/01/2022
#1,444 - Portland breaks all time record number of murders in a year at 93 with a month left to go
On Wednesday, in Southeast Portland’s Cora Park Apartments, a man died in a shooting and one hour later a second person was killed in a shooting in Northeast Portland’s Parkrose neighborhood.Police said that on Thursday a third shooting outside a bar in St. Johns left a man in critical condition.Mayor Ted Wheeler told the Oregonian that his priority for the remainder of his time in office is to address homelessness and crime. In a statement issued to the outlet, Wheeler pledged to increase the staffing of sworn officers and unarmed public safety specialists.Wheeler also cited the Police Bureau’s Focused Intervention Team and Enhanced Community Safety Team, which concentrates on gun violence and community outreach."At the same time, we will redouble our ongoing street-level outreach efforts, revamp the work of the Office of Violence Prevention, and expand our community partnerships to offer actionable options to those now engaged in gun murders to step away from their violent lifestyle and make sustainable change," Wheeler said.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
10:49 12/01/2022
#1,443 - San Francisco police propose allowing robots to kill in 'rare and exceptional' circumstances
 San Francisco authorities have proposed a policy that would allow its military-style robots to use deadly force in situations where someone's life is in danger and other dangerous instances. A draft policy by the San Francisco Police Department outlines how it would use its 17 remote-controlled, unmanned robots, which are often used to defuse bombs and deal with hazardous materials. "The robots listed in this section shall not be utilized outside of training and simulations, criminal apprehensions, critical incidents, exigent circumstances, executing a warrant or during suspicious device assessment," the draft states. "Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD."Of the 17 robots, only 12 are functioning. Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
15:18 11/30/2022
#1,442 - SF hotels that housed homeless during pandemic seeking millions from city to cover destruction to rooms
The full accounting of what it cost the city of San Francisco to provide emergency shelter in the form of hotel rooms to homeless individuals during the height of the pandemic is still likely many months away. But now there's the question of what actual damage was done inside these hotels, and how much the city should pony up for it.The assessments of actual damage inside hotels like the Hotel Union Square and the Tilden Hotel, which have filed millions of dollars in damage claims following the end of their use as shelter-in-place (SIP) hotels, is still somewhat opaque. But the Chronicle now reports that while there may be damage suits pending from four hotels and counting, a city agency has already recommended a payout north of $5 million to settle just one of them.We learned in May that multiple hotel owners were coming after the city for damages caused by individuals who lived in their rooms for months between 2020 and 2021 — and this was hardly surprising.As Supervisor Aaron Peskin puts it in an (under)statement to the Chronicle, "When we rapidly housed 3700 people, we were aware that some of them would be tough customers."Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
10:33 11/30/2022
#1,441 - Far left vandals smash windows & doors at Adidas headquarters in Portland over World Cup in Qatar
A group of vandals smashed the windows and doors at the Adidas headquarters in Democrat-led Portland in protest of the shoe company's support of the World Cup in Qatar. Nine people from Abolition Media were responsible for the vandalism that occurred at the headquarters on November 20 around 1.48am, police said. The group wore ski googles and masks as they smashed about 50 windows and doors, and poured blue paint around the building. FIFA controversially awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup in 2010. Since then, more than 6,500 migrant workers have perished in the Middle Eastern country as it has fashioned cities, roads and stadiums out of the desert sand. The group claimed to have destroyed the property on the day the international soccer tournament kicked off since Adidas has been a longtime supporter of the World Cup that has led to 'death and displacement.' Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
09:46 11/29/2022
#1,440 - Criminal Charges being dropped against nearly 300 people due to lack of public defenders in Portland area
Multnomah County’s top prosecutor Monday released a list of the cases of nearly 300 people who have had charges dismissed against them this year because no public defenders were available to represent them.People accused of car theft, fleeing police and illegally carrying guns were most likely to walk free, according to the list. But dropped cases also include accusations of lower level assaults, domestic violence, burglary, identity theft, intoxicated driving and hit-and-run driving.District Attorney Mike Schmidt said in a statement that he wants the public to understand the severity of the public defense crisis and that without a long-term solution the emergency will continue topose an “urgent threat” to the community’s safety.Schmidt’s move to publicize all cases that judges have dismissed -- believed to be a first in Oregon -- raises public awareness but also clearly is a gambit to put public pressure on the state to find a remedy.“This sends a message to crime victims in our community that justice is unavailable, and their harm will go unaddressed,” Schmidt said. “It also sends a message to individuals who have committed a crime that there is no accountability while burning through scarce police and prosecutor resources.”Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
12:53 11/29/2022
#1,439 - Why Portland is failing: Multnomah County prosecutes less than half of misdemeanor theft cases
New data shows Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is prosecuting less than half of all misdemeanor theft cases sent to his office by police."When there's not prosecution for shoplifting — that's a big problem," said Steven Lien, owner of retail store UnderU4men in downtown Portland. The numbers come at a time when Portland business owners complain retail theft has risen to new levels. Shoplifting has become more frequent and brazen.A KGW investigation found thieves stealing armloads of merchandise and walking right out the front door with no fear of being caught. The rampant theft has driven some stores to close or reduce their hours."We have situations where a shoplifter will actually say, 'You're not going to prosecute me. I'm not going to jail," Lien said.So far in 2022, prosecutors in Multnomah County are prosecuting 46% of theft cases involving less than $1,000 in goods. That’s compared to an 84% prosecution rate in Clackamas County, and a 93% prosecution rate in Washington County for the same crimes, according to data provided by all three offices.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
16:50 11/28/2022
#1,438 - California elementary school allows 'After School Satan Club'
A California elementary school will introduce an "After School Satan Club" to its curriculum.Students at Golden Hills Elementary School will soon be able to attend the club, sponsored by the Satanic Temple and Reason Alliance, ABC 33/40 reported. The temple is a non-theistic religious group, not to be confused with the Church of Satan.The group describes its program as "self-directed education" that aims to support "the intellectual and creative interests of students." They set up the club at the request of parents, educators or "other community members," according to the temple’s website."While the classes are designed to promote intellectual and emotional development in accordance with TST's tenets, no proselytization or religious instruction takes place," a statement on the group’s website reads, adding that it is "not interested in converting children to satanism." Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
13:24 11/28/2022
#1,437 - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted for tone deaf statement on Colorado shootings
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was swiftly ridiculed for decrying the mass shooting in Colorado, while her own city is plagued with gang violence and fatal shootings.The Democratic mayor responded to the deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado, where five people were killed and dozens of others were injured, by saying that it made her "sick.""I’m sick of this s---. How many people need to be murdered? How many lives torn apart? Until it actually stops? We don’t have to live like this. And we don’t have to die like this," she wrote on Twitter on Sunday.This past weekend at least 20 people were shot and three people were killed in shootings in the Windy City.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
11:53 11/27/2022
#1,436 - Crime, panhandling crushing local businesses in Nashville-area
A business manager in Madison, Tennessee, said he is tired of the theft, harassment and aggressive panhandling in his area of the Nashville suburb.Mena Girgis, who manages Carlos Wireless off Gallatin Pike Road in Madison, said crime has been a major problem for months and is hurting the local economy, according to local Fox affiliate WZTV."They’ve been out there harassing people that are coming in the store or they’re going on the plaza," Girgis said of the panhandlers."They are asking people for money, harassing them for money, sometimes they’re stealing," the store manager continued. He said he still feels unsafe even after cameras were  installed and metal placed over the glass.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
14:57 11/26/2022
#1,435 - Should ski masks in Chicago be outlawed to cut down on violent crime??
The head of a Chicago violence interruption group wants to make it illegal for people to wear ski masks outdoors in Chicago and across Illinois.“If a person is not going skiing anywhere here in Chicago, which we do not have any ski slopes in Chicago, it’s time to ban full-face ski masks,” Tio Hardiman, Executive Director for Violence Interrupters, said in a YouTube video Friday.“Today I’m coming to everybody with a special message … It’s time to ban full-face ski masks in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois,” Hardiman said.“Too many crimes are being committed. Too many people carjacked, people are being killed, people are being robbed with people wearing full-face ski masks,” he explained.“Someone has to speak up and take this bull by the horn and make a difference in Chicago,” Hardiman continued. “Several states have banned full-face ski masks already. So let’s join the other states here in Illinois and do our best to keep people safe here in Chicago.”Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
12:22 11/25/2022
#1,433 - San Fran Wedding photographer fights off armed attackers in broad daylight during photoshoot
A wedding photographer fought off a brazen daytime attack by two armed men in San Francisco to save the filmed memories of his clients.The attack happened right in front of the horrified bride and groom.And it was one of two separate assaults on photographers on the same day at the same location - San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts.Both incidents were caught on video.One photographer from Dallas, who requested anonymity for his safety, says he flew into San Francisco for the day to take a couple's engagement photos the afternoon of Nov. 9.In video taken by an eyewitness, two masked and armed men suddenly approach the photographer, right in front of the bride and groom.The would-be victim, a new father who acknowledges he wasn't thinking carefully about the potential consequences, successfully wrestles his camera bag back out of the suspects' hands.At one point, he was even pistol-whipped during the incident.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
11:05 11/24/2022
#1,432 - Fiery exchange at Portland City Council over mega encampment funding delays critical vote
Oregon Homeless: The members of the City Council in Portland, Oregon, postponed a vote on a contentious budget measure that would finance the construction of designated camping areas for homeless people after residents voiced strong opposition during public testimony. The measure in question would provide funding for the construction of such areas.It has been proposed by Mayor Ted Wheeler that $27 million of the city’s budget be allocated to the construction of a network of huge outdoor locations where homeless individuals would be permitted to camp. A prohibition on camping would be implemented gradually once six authorized camping places had been developed over the course of 18 months.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
23:20 11/23/2022
#1,431 - Newlyweds Have Car Broken Into At Hotel In Downtown Portland - Wedding Dress Stolen
A wedding dress and other crucial things from a couple’s wedding were stolen in Portland just two days after they exchanged vows.After Abby Paterson and David De Leon got married in Napa, Calif. last week, they decided to turn their 1200-mile journey back home to Vancouver, British Columbia into a mini honeymoon.“It was our dream come true, everything came together, and it was perfect,” Abby said. “Just to kind of make a bit of an adventure out of it, and, in doing so, we packed our car full of everything.”The newlyweds drove into Portland on Monday and stayed overnight at the Worldmark Waterfront Hotel downtown.When the couple woke up the next morning to grab brunch and hit the road, they were shocked to find a window on their SUV shattered and several items are gone, including an apple laptop, the couple’s passports, David’s wedding attire, including the blazer, which Abby says is worth $500. Abby’s wedding gown also got stolen.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
16:03 11/23/2022
#1,430 - Mayor Lightfoot lambasted for allowing security detail to park in bike lane while she buys doughnuts
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking a beating on social media — from cycling enthusiasts and their City Council champions — for allowing her bodyguard detail and security tail car to park both SUVs in a bike lane so she could run into a North Side doughnut shop.During the pandemic, Lightfoot was accused of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do hypocrisy for getting her hair cut at a time when beauty parlors were shut down. The mayor defended it after photos surfaced on social media showing her getting her hair cut without wearing a mask.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
10:33 11/22/2022
#1,429 - Target on pace to lose $600 million in 2022 due to "Organized Retail theft"
Target stores are getting looted, and it's taking a huge bite out of profits.The discount retailer told reporters on a call to discuss its third quarter earnings results that inventory shrinkage — or the disappearance of merchandise — has reduced its gross profit margin by $400 million so far in 2022 compared to 2021."At Target, year-to-date, incremental shortage has already reduced our gross margin by more than $400 million vs. last year," Target CFO Michael Fiddelke said on the earnings call, "and we expect it will reduce our gross margin by more than $600 million for the full year."Fiddelke detailed how there are "a handful of things that can drive shrink in our business and theft is certainly a key driver. We know we're not alone across retail in seeing a trend that I think has gotten increasingly worse over the last 12 to 18 months. So we're taking the right actions in our stores to help curb that trend where we can, but that becomes an increasing headwind on our business and we know the business of others."Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
13:53 11/22/2022
#1,428 - Over 6400 text messages conveniently go "Missing" from Portland Mayor Ted Wheelers phone
Thousands of text messages from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s city-issued iPhone and the phones of other top officials are missing from the public record, including texts he sent after former President Donald Trump directed federal agents to the city to quell nightly racial justice protests.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the city uses specialized software to capture text messaging on city-issued phones so they can be retained for public record requests, but the software can't capture encrypted messages sent using Apple's iMessage service.OPB's investigation found the mayor and his staff sent and received thousands of iMessage texts between 2017 and 2021 and those messages were not captured — and therefore not included — in key public records requests about the protests, policing and other issues.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
24:22 11/21/2022
#1,427 - Long sentencing for Portland man who attacked DoorDash driver with lit blowtorch
An Oregon man was sentenced to spend more than six years in jail after prosecutors said he tried to steal a car using a lit blowtorch.Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said in a news release that Michael Scott Walton was sentenced to 80 months in prison for attempted robbery and attempted assault.Schmidt said that Walton attacked a man who had just picked up a DoorDash order for delivery from a 7-Eleven. As the victim got into his vehicle, prosecutors said “Walton approached him from behind with a blow torch that was aflame.”Prosecutors said that Walton used an aerosol to make the flame more powerful, and pushed the flame toward the victim’s head while saying, “Give me your keys!” The victim’s hair was singed by the fire, and parts of his jacket were burned and melted.“The facts of this case are terrifying. To sneak up on a person from behind with a blow torch and then threaten them is absolutely unacceptable,” said Deputy District Attorney Christopher Shull. “I am satisfied that today’s sentence will serve the interests of justice in this case.”The victim refused to give Walton the keys, and police arrested him nearby after the victim identified him, prosecutors said. In the news release, prosecutors said there was video surveillance of the incident.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
10:22 11/21/2022
#1,426 - Judge rules DT Portland Office Space almost worthless in rent dispute
A state administrative law judge has revoked $77,000 in fines that a Portland election official slapped on City Council candidate Rene Gonzalez for accepting a steeply discounted rent on his downtown campaign office.Susan Mottet, who oversees the city’s Small Donor Elections program, said last month that the cheap rent Gonzalez has accepted from his landlord, Schnitzer Properties Management, counted as an unreported in-kind contribution. Schnitzer Properties Management is owned by Jordan Schnitzer, who has supported Gonzalez’s campaign and donated $250 to Gonzalez — the maximum donation amount allowed under Small Donor Elections program rules.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
17:54 11/20/2022
#1,425 - Chicago biker gang violence escalating after years of relative peace
Violent tension between biker gangs in Chicago, Illinois, is reportedly escalating following years of relative peace.Chicago’s infamous Outlaws Motorcycle Club is warring against the Mongol Nation Motorcycle Club, a rival group that has reportedly been crowding in on the Outlaws' turf in the city, according to bikers and police sources who spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times.Multiple shootings between the gangs have recently taken place in the city, according to Chicago police reports.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
13:48 11/19/2022
#1,424 - Super popular Community Nike Store in Portland closes due to ongoing rash of thefts
The Nike Community Store in Northeast Portland is filled with neatly folded shirts, racks of athletic apparel and rows of Nike shoes — but no customers. The store quietly closed weeks ago and the company won’t say when or if it will re-open. Nike corporate did not respond to three different emails."Closed for the next 7 days," Nike posted on its website. The same message has appeared since late October. Despite the notice posted online, customers show up at the store almost every day."There’s nothing on the door. It doesn’t say anything," said Carmelleta Nash-Pronold after finding the Nike store closed on a recent weekday afternoon. "Usually stores let you know what’s going on."Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
15:58 11/19/2022
#1,423 - Tacoma criminalizes unsanctioned homeless encampments in proximity to shelters
A controversial new ordinance designed to get more homeless people into shelters in Tacoma goes into effect Monday.Those who break the new law face fines and jail time.No one will be forced out of an encampment Monday. Two-week notices will go out to encampments that are near a homeless shelter.City leaders said they are trying this approach to get more people off the streets and into housing.It is not news to anyone in this encampment that the city of Tacoma wants them out.“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” a man said from inside a tent. “I’m actually ready to do it right now, just to be ahead of them. You know what I mean?”He won’t have to move just yet.But the city’s ban on camping within a 10-block radius of a homeless shelter does go into effect Monday.“It’s inhumane to just let people live on the streets in encampments,” John Hines said. “And let’s try to find ways to get them into shelters as fast as we can.”Hines, a Tacoma native and city council member since 2019, said he drafted the ordinance to address the issue of homelessness and encampments.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
17:11 11/18/2022
#1,422 - Road rage incidents explode across Western Washington
Road rage incidents have been increasing in Western Washington over the past few years. On Friday, a nine-year-old boy was shot in Renton and less than a month ago, a 24-year-old woman was shot and killed in a road rage incident in Skykomish.Law enforcement officials in multiple Western Washington counties are seeing drivers become more aggressive.“We've seen a lot of erratic behavior on our on our roadways,” said Sergeant Darren Moss Jr., the Public Information Officer for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.He said sometimes aggression can progress into violence.“We've had a couple instances of people pulling guns out on someone else or flashing a gun in their window at somebody,” said Sergeant Moss.He said in Pierce County they have seen an increase in road rage incidents, but not in road rage shootings.In King County, there have been more road rage incidents involving guns over the past few years. According to Washington State Patrol, King County road rage shootings have been increasing since at least 2017. 2021 was the highest total during that period. Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
10:21 11/18/2022
#1,421 - Nurse at Seattle area hospital calls 911
A national leader in setting standards for healthcare organizations handed down a "preliminary denial of accreditation" to Kitsap County’s St. Michael Medical Center.St. Michael Medical Center recently came under scrutiny after it was reported in October that a nurse in the emergency department called 911 requesting Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue crews to help with patients amid staffing issues.Staff at the hospital later called for a leadership change and resignations after reaching a "breaking point."St. Michael Medical Center, located in Silverdale, could lose its accreditation after more than 30 standards were found to be out of compliance, according to a quality check report filed on Sept. 6, following an on-site survey.Support the showSign Up For Exclusive Episodes At: https://reasonabletv.com/LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every day. https://www.youtube.com/c/NewsForReasonablePeople
14:05 11/17/2022