The driver of a Tesla that crashed into the back of a firetruck on a California freeway, said that the car was on auto-pilot when the crashed happened. No injuries were reported in the crash in Culver City. The accident happened on Interstate 405. The Culver City Firefighters Association Local 1927 Union tweeted out this picture of the accident.
CNBC (@cnbc) reports that the following statement was released by Tesla, the maker of the vehicle in question.
“Autopilot is intended for use only with a fully attentive driver.”
What good is autopilot if you can’t turn it on and go to sleep without having to worry about crashing into something? “Autopilot” is starting to sound a lot more like cruise control to me. Then again, the driver of the car could be lying about the car being on autopilot when it crashed. Autopilot may have just been an excuse. A very good one too!
Federal Immigration agents targeted nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the Country in an illegal immigration raid/probe.
The LA Times (@latimes) reports, Twenty-one people were arrested on suspicion of being in the country illegally as U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement agents served inspection notices at convenience stores in 17 states, including California, and The District Of Columbia, officials said.
Agents served 98, 7-Eleven franchises with notices of inspection of the stores I-9 immigration forms, which employers are required to maintain on their employees’ status, and interviewed workers and managers on Tuesday.
“As part of the 7-Eleven franchise agreement, 7-Eleven requires all franchise business owners to comply with all federal, state, and local employment laws. This obligation requires 7-Eleven franchises to verify work eligibility in the U.S for all of their prospective employees prior to hiring. 7-Eleven takes compliance with immigration laws seriously and has terminated the franchise agreements of franchisees convicted of violating these laws.” 7-Eleven said in a statement.
This is what keeps Jeff Sessions and The Justice Department up at night with concerns of the danger it proposes. WEED. Not the fact that your boss, the president of the United States is calling your Justice Department crooked, biased, and needs to be disbanded. WEED is the biggest concern. Not the fact that the president of the United States probably worked with Russia to undermine the democracy of this Country. Weed is the number one concern for Jeff Session’s Justice Department. Nothing will keep this Country safe, like cracking down on weed……….or, is it that nothing will fill up these private prisons that Sessions and others are surely invested in, like putting people away for possessing small amounts of marijuana?
Reuters (@reuters) reports, the U.S Justice Department on Thursday rescinded an Obama Administration policy that had eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized weed, instead giving federal prosecutors wide latitude on pursuing criminal charges.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the policy. His actions drew immediate condemnation from marijuana advocates and some lawmakers in both parties who said it trampled on the rights of voters in states where weed is now legal and created uncertainty about how strictly federal drug laws will be enforced. The administration’s move also raised questions about how the new policy will impact the budding marijuana industry in places like California and Colorado.
Authorities arrested a 25-year old California man in connection with a “swatting” prank call that led to the death of an innocent 28-year old man from Kansas. Authorities say the 28-year old man was shot and killed by SWAT officers when they showed up to his Kansas home responding to a call that a man had his family help captive inside at gunpoint.
The Huffington Post (@huffpost) reports, Tyler Barriss (pictured in photo) was taken into custody Friday in Los Angeles on suspicion of making up a story about a shooting and hostage situation at a Wichita, Kansas address halfway across the Country. ABC Los Angeles reported that a man by the same name was arrested back in 2015 for almost the same thing. In that incident it was for making a prank bomb threat. It’s not clear yet if that was the same Tyler Barriss, chances are, it is.
Relatives identified the deceased 28-year old man as Andrew Finch, who police confirm was unarmed. Deputy Wichita police Chief Troy Livingston said the incident was the result of “swatting”, a type of hoax associated with online gamers, where someone makes up a story and makes an emergency call designed to draw large numbers of police to a specific address. In this call, the caller claimed to be a man who said that he had just shot his father in the head because of an argument he had with his mother. The caller claimed to be holding his mother and siblings hostage. He also said he was considering dousing the home with gasoline and setting the place on fire.
Mr. Finch opened the door to a swarm of police shortly before they arrived. Livingston said officers repeatedly gave him verbal commands to raise his hands and walk toward them, officers say Finch lowered his hands. And you know the rest. A man who was clearly surprised to see a large police presence outside of his house when he hadn’t done anything wrong, and a bunch of cops juiced up on adrenaline from the depths of a reported hostage situation, is always the recipe for a disaster. That’s exactly what happened here. A senseless disaster.
The incident and subsequent call, is reportedly the result over an argument during an online game of “Call Of Duty” between two players. Here’s the crazy part…..Mr. Finch had nothing to do with the argument at all. Mr. Finch didn’t even play video games. What happened was, the two arguing parties took their online beef to Twitter. After calling each other out, one man gave the other his address…..which wasn’t actually his address. It was the address of Mr. Finch, who the man did not even know. From there, the other gamer figured that he would get his revenge by having the other gamer’s house “swatted”, leading to the death of Mr. Finch……an innocent man.