Author Archives: Matthew Cunningham

Let’s Not Rush To Judge In Incident Between Anaheim Homeowner/Off-Duty Cop And Group Of Teenagers

Cross-posted from OC Daily: A video of Tuesday afternoon altercation in Anaheim homeowner Kevin J. Ferguson – who is also an LAPD officer – and 13-year old Christian Dorscht and a group of about two dozen teenagers has gone viral, garnering millions of views and sparking a mini-riot in the 1960s tract home neighborhood near Loara High School. Attention is focused ...

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Intolerance From The Party of Tolerance: Democrats Silence Sen. Janet Nguyen

Barely two weeks again, progressive Democrats across the nation expressed their outrage that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was “silenced” by Republicans during her floor speech accusing Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions of being a racist. How dare Sen. Mitch McConnell silence the brave progressive senator! But when it is a conservative Republican criticizing a leftist icon…apparently Democrats think silence is ...

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It’s Official: Young Kim Running For 4th District Supervisor In 2018

This came over the transom a few minutes ago from the Young Kim for Supervisor campaign: Dear Friend and Supporter: While the November result was disappointing for AD65, please accept my sincere appreciation for your support during the last election cycle. I will always be grateful for your friendship, wise counsel, vote of confidence, and encouragement. I am reminded of the ...

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Palm Lane Charter Fight: It’s Parents v. Anaheim Elementary School District In State Court of Appeals On February 23

The California Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this Thursday, February 23 in the Parent Trigger Law petition case regarding Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim. It has been more than two years since a group of Latino, mostly immigrant Palm Lane parents filed a petition under the state Parent Trigger Law to convert their low-performing school into an ...

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Anaheim Elementary School District’s Wishy-Washiness On Politically Correct Truancy

A progressive political project called “A Day Without Immigrants” took place last Thursday, in which workers and students were encouraged to ditch work and school as an expression of solidarity and opposition to the oppression under which they imaging suffering. One of those affected was the Anaheim Elementary School District (currently suing parents who are trying to convert their neighborhood ...

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UPDATED: Moreno Labels Murray Push for Transparency on Immigration Task Force “Dog Whistle Politics”

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno tacitly played the race card during an exchange with Councilwoman Kris Murray over her request for full public transparency for the “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration task force – accusing her of playing “dog whistle politics” and claiming “people like you” intimidate Latinos. The progressive Chicano Studies professor – who has made greater transparency a priority ...

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Transparency Takes A Beating From Tait Council Majority

Transparency took a beating from the Tait council majority this Tuesday by voting down an attempt by Councilwoman Kris Murray to apply full public transparency to the Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” immigration mayoral task force. Mayor Tait then took it a step further by agendizing for the next council meeting a repeal of the December 20 council resolution authorizing the Welcoming ...

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Will Moreno/Tait “Welcoming Anaheim” Also Be Transparent Anaheim?

One of the items on this evening’s city council agenda concerns the Welcoming Anaheim task force cooked up by Councilman Jose F. Moreno and Mayor Tom Tait. The council has already approved its formation, although Councilmembers Kris Murray and Lucille Kring abstained and Councilwoman Denise Barnes voted no amidst concerns over the deliberate vagueness of the proposal in the context ...

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