Reports for 2017-08-14

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08/14/17 - 0839hrs Daily report

* I-880 is closed (All lanes) in San Leandro in the Bay area due to a shooting near Lewelling Blvd. The closure is expected to be in place until 10:30am. The shooting occurred approximately 2:30am this morning when one car pulled up alongside another and opened fire. The driver was hit in the head. The driver was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. * San Jose, CA – 5 injured in an apparent drive by shooting at a vigil. The shooting occurred on Vista Glen Drive near Reid-Hillview Airport. All the victims have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. * North Korea –China is implementing UN sanctions against North Korea. This is occurring just prior to the Trump Administration probe into trade with China. * United States – Charlottesville riots – James Alex Fields is expected to appear in court today for arraignment. Evidence has been surfacing that Fields was associated with White Supremacist groups. It appears he had associations with Vanguard America which is a white supremacist and fascist group. * Oakland, CA – For the second night in a row protests have filled the streets. They have been peaceful in nature with no injuries, vandalism or arrests reported. * Washington, DC – Ken Frazier resigns from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council due to Charlottesville. * Freetown, Sierra Leone – At least 179 people are believed dead after deadly mudslides occurred after heavy rains. Unfortunately this number will probably rise in the coming days as rescue and recovery efforts proceed. -Warnings/ Advisories * There are no active watches, warnings or advisories -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0623hrs. Sunset - 2000hrs. * Scattered Clouds * Cooldown - Highs hitting 79 - lows toward 58 * No Allergy Alert from Trees. Low allergy alert from grass, moderate for weeds * Temperatures will hover start in the upper 70s for Monday and Tuesday. They will climb into the mid 80s but be comfortable all week. - Ring of Fire 3.4 NNE of Running Springs, 3.0 SE of Mammoth Lakes, 2.7 SE of Bridgeport, CA. 5.5 Pacific – Antarctic Ridge. 5.6 N of Satipo, Peru. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – 18 are dead with 8 more wounded after 2 gunmen pulled up in front of a restaurant on motorcycles and opened fire. Security forces eliminated the terrorists after a 7 hour gun battle. The gunmen are being called suspected Islamic terrorists but no group has claimed responsibility yet. - CA Firearms Laws: * Same tyranny as yesterday Thought of the day: James Alex Fields is guilty of at least manslaughter it would seem (He is innocent until proven guilty). The death of Heather Hayer is a horrible event and I do fully condemn what we see as the actions that led to her death. Now though, we hear all these calls come for the proper type of condemnation, as groups become upset that White Supremacists (I have never written that ugly word so many times in my life as I have this weekend) were not singled out and named ‘domestic terrorists’. I ask this not in spite but in honest incredulity, What about Yvette Felarca and BAMN? She has given numerous interviews proclaiming that violence against any views they disagree with are warranted and even a duty for them to follow through on. Does she get a pass because she is a woman and minority? What about Eric Clanton who blindsided 3 individuals, hitting them in the head with a metal bike lock at a Freedom of Speech rally in Berkeley, CA? Does he get a pass because he is a college professor of philosophy and ethics? Hey, how about James Hodgkinson who decided to express his political beliefs by walking into a GOP baseball practice and trying to shoot as many GOP members as he could? Does he get a pass because he used a gun and didn’t actually kill anyone? No, I am not bringing this up to say “tit for tat”. My point is this; the death this past weekend was horrible. But it could have happened numerous times already by groups that are applying violence to stop other groups from expressing themselves. Any group that doesn’t follow the Constitution, that doesn’t believe in equal rights for all citizens is doing it wrong and is a potential threat to the stability of this nation. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey