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Even on vacay.. ticking ticking ticking.. lol

There would be such progress if the Police Depts across our country recognized that illegal gun

sales were much more of a danger to them than Protests of People wanting the cops who are guilty of brutality and killing of unarmed Black People(and every other unarmed peoples of other races), to be held responsible.

They're afraid to admit to any mistakes or wrong doing even in the face of flawless evidence.

Those who are speaking out are heroes.. we know how much it costs them for standing up to the vast Blue Wall.

I googled Police Chief Chris Magnus of Richmond California, to find out more about him.. and guess what? You might have known this but he got married in May to Terrance Cheung.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The East Bay's New Power Couple: Richmond’s Gay Police Chief Gets Married


Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus and Terrance Cheung, the chief of staff in Supervisor John Gioia’s office, were married in a ceremony that took place among blooming flowers in the terraced amphitheater at the Berkeley Rose Garden over the weekend. After the small ceremony, the newlyweds held a reception for about 250 people at the Richmond waterfront restaurant Salute’s.

Magnus and Cheung form something of a political power couple as was evidenced by some of the guests at the reception. Among the well-wishers were some of the heaviest hitters in the East Bay, including Congressman George Miller, state Senators Loni Hancock and Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, Contra Costa Supervisor Gioia, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, and most of the city’s councilmembers.


Modesty aside, the two men have made considerable contributions to the communities they work in. As Supervisor Gioia’s chief of staff, Cheung has worked tirelessly on the development of the Ryse Center, which offers numerous resources and organizing opportunities for troubled youths in West Contra Costa County. He has also worked on the development of a one-stop service center for the formerly incarcerated that offers assistance with housing, employment, education, counseling, and medical resources for those who are struggling to get a footing after being released from prison. He is currently working the development of the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center, which provides counseling, legal and support services to the victims of domestic violence

Magnus’ eight years as Richmond police chief have seen a sustained reduction in violent crime that has rarely been matched in other cities that have experienced seemingly intractable violence related to gangs and chronic unemployment. When Magnus first became chief in 2006, Richmond was regularly rated as one of the most violent cities in the United States. Now, the city’s crime rates are at their lowest in 30 years, which is the result of Magnus’ community policing programs, which include forging strong bonds with community members, church leaders, and young people. The result has been safer streets and renewed interest in the city by businesses.


We know about lately what he's been up to..

Richmond Police Chief Magnus says he’d hold protest sign again

By Matier & Ross

Updated 6:33 pm, Monday, December 15, 2014

Richmond Police Chief Magnus says he’d hold protest sign again

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus, who set off an avalanche of emotions when he held up a “#Black Lives Matter” sign at a local protest, says he wouldn’t hesitate if placed in the same situation.

“Sure, I would do it again, but I would like to be a little better prepared for the fallout,” Magnus said Monday.

The police chief said he and about a half dozen other members of his command staff were at a community center when the protest began Dec. 9, and that a woman he was chatting with “on issues of the day” asked if he would hold the sign.

“I looked at it for a minute and realized this is actually pretty innocuous,” Magnus said. “That 'black lives matter’ is something that I would think that we should all be able to agree upon. All lives matter.”


Great OP, Mary.. Mahalo!


[font color=blue] Merry Christmas, Peace, Love, & Aloha to you and yours!~[/font]

Tweet pic from SOS Kerry on Cliff Sloan

John Kerry ✔ @JohnKerry
Huge progress closing GTMO thx to Cliff Sloan, moved 34 detainees this year alone. Much more ahead. Grateful.
6:00 AM - 23 Dec 2014 129 Retweets 122 favorites


Obama eyes remaining Guantánamo detainees for transfers


The Defense secretary is responsible for personally verifying that a released detainee won't return to the battlefield, and for signing off on any transfer, with 30 days' notice to appropriate congressional committees.

Hagel had expressed reluctance on signing off on the detainee transfers in May, which reportedly led to a clash between him and the administration that played a role in his departure. However, he has signed off on at least 16 transfers since November


Obama Turns The Tables On Republicans By Arguing That Gitmo Is Too Expensive To Keep Open


Obama was correct. Taxpayers are currently spending $2.8 million per person per year to house the detainees at Gitmo. In contrast, the most expensive Supermax prison in the country costs taxpayers $78,000 per inmate per year. Without considering the moral, ethical and legal issues, Gitmo is an expensive and inefficient way of housing the detainees.


If it's so "simple" why don't you get it. President Obama did raise taxes on the rich.. you didn't

know that?

Obama's budget: Help for workers, taxes for the rich

"President Obama on Tuesday released a nearly $4 trillion budget proposal for 2015 that includes more generous tax breaks for working families while scaling back breaks for the rich."


"But the plan also features a $56 billion growth and investment package that includes money for universal pre-K, infrastructure and job training. Obama proposes to pay for those initiatives through additional spending restraint and increased revenue."



Ta Da!


Ho Ho Ho from Kaua'i~


Sweet, she.. Beautiful snowy pics of our President, Barack Obama and Malia and Sasha & Bo

Really Nice Mele Kalikimaka graphic!

Blast from Christmas past of our First Family..

The 2006 Obama Christmas Card Before this all started~


Mele Kalikimaka to you, she and our BOG~ And, Happy Winter Solstice!

Mahalo for the Vids from Eartha Kitt and Matthew Morrison

I really want people to remember that Bill de Blasio was blamed for police deaths by virtue of being

Andray @AndrayDomise
I really want people to remember that Bill de Blasio was blamed for police deaths by virtue of being a responsible parent to a black son.
5:13 PM - 20 Dec 2014 1,862 Retweets 1,369 favorites


Well done, Mayor de Blasio!

Mahalo kpete

So many innocent Black People get killed by the Police and the Police refuse to accept that..

instead.. go on the Offensive!


mahalo treestar
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