Santa Monica Jury Throws Book at Muslim Hotel Owner for Throwing Jewish Guests Out of Her Pool

August 16, 2012

After five days of deliberation, a Santa Monica jury announced on Wednesday that Shangri-La Hotel owner Tamie Adaya (pictured) committed anti-Semitic discrimination when she uttered her now-famous cry, “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my pool!”
The jury found for the plaintiffs on multiple acts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, malice, fraud and oppression, and violations of the California Civil Rights Act.
The 18 individual plaintiffs and one corporate plaintiff were awarded $1.2 million in compensatory damages, but the final amount Adaya and her company will owe is expected to go much higher, because the individual plaintiffs are entitled to punitive damages on many of the counts. In addition, attorney James Turken is entitled to collect attorney’s fees from the defendant under the Unruh Act – California’s Civil Rights Act, which specifically outlaws discrimination based on age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Turken was quite emotional after the verdicts were read Wednesday evening. He had just been through two of the most draining experiences of his life. For one thing, Turken is a corporate defense litigator, and so to him this civil rights case, especially representing plaintiffs, was largely unfamiliar territory. He took on the case, he told the Jewish Press, because when he learned the facts he became “outraged,” and because he was also “incredibly impressed” with the plaintiffs.
On Friday, when the case went to the jury for consideration, Turken went to the home of his younger brother. He then sat by his side as Dr. David Turken was succumbing to defeat in his years-long battle with Leukaemia. Jim Turken said that his brother had been following the lawsuit closely, despite his dwindling strength. Even at the very end, when David was drifting in and out of consciousness, he kept asking his brother whether the jury had come back yet.
Turken could not say enough good things about his clients, the plaintiffs. He praised them on multiple occasions as “the very best we have to offer, these are young people trying to make a difference, who volunteer for all kinds of charities.” He told The Jewish Press that “as a Jew, I took this case very personally, but the plaintiffs made it a pleasure – I was honored to represent them.”
Ari Ryan, the lead plaintiff in the case, explained why he felt it was so important to persevere through the long, tortuous legal proceeding. Ryan was one of the organizers of the Friends of the IDF event at the Shangri-La Hotel, and as the events unfolded, as the Jews with wristbands were being herded out of the pool, “the gravity of the situation weighed heavily on me.” He said, “evil succeeds if good men and women don’t stand up and do what is right.”
Well, the Shangri-la plaintiffs did what was right, and in the end, their conviction and hard work were validated.
Tamie Adaya was not in the court room when the verdicts were read, but she is required to be present during the punitive damages phase which starts on Thursday.

I wonder if the defense tried the argument that Tamie Adaya was merely Anti-Zionist and not Anti-Jew?


Muslim owner of upscale Santa Monica Hotel: “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my Pool”

August 3, 2012

via Pakistani Owner of Swanky Santa Monica Hotel: “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my Pool” | JewishPress. h/t Jihad Watch

An upscale hotel on a Santa Monica, California, beach is an odd place to be singled out from a crowd and removed because you are Jewish, but that’s what happened to 18 young professionals who are telling their story to a jury in a discrimination trial taking place in Santa Monica Superior Court this week.
Ari Ryan is the grandson of a Ukranian Jew who lost most of his family in the Holocaust and narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Nazis. Ryan’s grandfather moved to Israel in 1942 and served as a captain in the Israel Defense Forces.
Seventy years later Ryan says he got a small taste of what his grandfather lived through, but rather than in the forests of the Ukraine, it took place at an upscale hotel in Santa Monica. Ryan and more than a dozen others have brought a lawsuit alleging anti-Semitic discrimination against them by a multi-millionaire Muslim American hotel owner.
Two years ago Ryan and other twenty- and thirty-something Jews planned to raise money to send children of fallen IDF soldiers to camp with a charity event at the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, California.
On the morning of July 11, 2010, Ryan and others arrived at the hotel and began setting up Friends of the IDF banners, literature and piles of shirts for the event guests.
But the event was aborted after, according to one employee’s sworn testimony, the hotel’s owner told staff members, “Get the [expletive deleted] Jews out of my pool.” Then the hotel security and other employees began removing the materials and ordering the guests to leave.
Ryan said, “Anyone wearing a blue wristband,” which identified them as being with the Friends of the IDF, “was asked to get out of the swimming pool and the hot tub.” In fact, no one who was identifiable as Jewish was so much as “allowed to dip their feet in the water.”
Tehmina (Tamie) Adaya, a Pakistani-American Muslim, is the owner of the Shangri-La. Her father, Ahmad Adaya, was a founding partner of the California real estate company IDS Real Estate Group. He also was a founder and benefactor of the New Horizon School for Muslim religious education in Southern California.
Turken told The Jewish Press that witnesses will testify that, in addition to cursing the Jews and yelling at her staff to remove them from the pool, Adaya was heard saying, “my family will disown me,” and that her “investors will be furious,” if the plaintiffs remained on site.

California Governor Veto Allows Warrantless Cellphone Searches

October 11, 2011

California Gov. Jerry Brown is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest. Because of that January ruling from the state’s high court, the California Legislature passed legislation to undo it — meaning Brown is taking the side of the Supreme Court’s seven justices instead of the state Legislature. The U.S. Supreme Court denied cert last week in Diaz v. California, a Fourth Amendment case from California’s Supreme Court which held that a cell phone can be searched incident to arrest. The Assembly approved the bill 70-0 and the state Senate, 32-4. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), was flummoxed by Brown’s action. “It was a curious veto message suggesting that the courts could resolve this more effectively than the state Legislature,” he said in a telephone interview. Under California statehouse rules, neither Leno nor any other lawmaker may introduce the legislation for at least a year.

Northrop v. Trippett (6th Cir. 2001) 265 F.3d 372, 379: When conducting a search incident to arrest, police may search items within the “immediate control” of the person arrested.

(Wired) Cops Need Warrant for Cellphone Location Data, according to Judge Terrence McVerry of the Western Pennsylvania U.S. District Court on September 11, 2008. The Obama administration’s position that the government can force mobile carriers to hand over cellphone tower location information on their customers without a warrant is wrong, two legal scholars say. scholars Susan Freiwald, of the USF School of Law, and Peter Swire, of Ohio State University wrote: “Because CSLI acquisition is hidden, indiscriminate and intrusive, and because it reveals information over a period of time, it should be subject to the highest level of Fourth Amendment oversight (the same procedures used for wiretapping and video surveillance),” Their words, published by the American Constitution Society, came a month after the Justice Department made its claim in a little-noticed case that the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures did not apply. In April 20, 2009 Scholars Rejected Obama’s Stance on Warrantless Cell-Phone Records


Northrop v. Trippett (6th Cir. 2001) 265 F.3d 372, 379: Governor Brown Vetoes Bill on Searching Cell Phones Incident to Arrest

October 11, 2011

Northrop v. Trippett (6th Cir. 2001) 265 F.3d 372, 379: When conducting a search incident to arrest, police may search items within the “immediate control” of the person arrested. Id. at 763, 89 S.Ct. 2034. The Supreme Court has construed the area within a person’s immediate control to include the “area from within which he might gain possession of a weapon or destructible evidence.” Id.
However, the right to search an item incident to arrest exists even if that item is no longer accessible to the defendant at the time of the search. So long as the defendant had the item within his immediate control near the time of his arrest, the item remains subject to a search incident to arrest.


Bouncing is what Tiggers do best.

July 25, 2011

Congressman David Wu (D-OR), known for wearing tiger suit and comparing Bush administration to Klingons, accused of unwanted sexual encounter with teenage daughter of campaign donor

I won’t be stupid enough to say this guy is guilty. My blog is all about defending men from these kind of accusations that are usually libelous…, but I will revel in another idiot that obviously has issues with American policy and laugh at his eccentricity. BTW… In my experience when you have fellas that are strange like this and women complain… it usually is because they are innocent. The ladies don’t like having the penis of a retard in them… and they become ashamed and lash out in any way they can. That said… I hardly empathize, but I’d just like to point out that his strangeness in my book makes him more likely to be innocent then not.

(Reuters) – Democratic Oregon Congressman David Wu has been accused by a teenage girl of an unwanted sexual encounter, and has called the accusation “very serious.”

Don’t assume he had sex at all with the girl. She might just be paranoid of the wackadoo in the Tiger suit.

News reports said the young woman is the daughter of a campaign donor and high school friend of the seven-term Congressman.
The unnamed accuser is from Orange County, California and graduated from high school in 2010, the Oregonian newspaper reported.
“This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention, or stress to a young woman and her family,” Wu, 56, said in a statement obtained by Reuters on Saturday.
Reuters contacted Wu’s office, but his spokesman declined further comment.
David Swanson, an Irvine, California attorney and spokesman for the girl’s family also declined to comment.
Wu is the first Chinese-American elected to the House of Representatives.
The Oregonian reported that Wu told his staff the alleged encounter with the teenager was consensual.
Several of his staff earlier this year listened to a distraught voice mail left by the young woman, accusing Wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior, it said.
The newspaper did not name the young woman or its sources for the story.
Wu’s behavior has in the past drawn criticism.
In February he announced that he was undergoing psychiatric treatment after his staff complained about his erratic behavior in the run up to the November 2010 Congressional elections.
They said Wu had behaved strangely at meetings and had e-mailed pictures of himself wearing a tiger suit to staff. Several key staff members resigned following the election.
In 2007 he gave a speech on the House floor comparing Bush administration officials to members of a fictional alien race on “Star Trek,” saying “There are Klingons in the White House” sending “real Americans to war.”
Two Democrats have already announced they will seek Wu’s seat in the next Congressional election
via eye looking at some crazy dude

Come on, Rabbit. Let’s you and me bounce, huh? The wonderful thing about tiggers. Is tiggers are wonderful things.Their tops are made out of rubber. Their bottoms are made out of springs.They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I’m the only one. III’m the only one!


The Olive Tree Initiative (OTI): George Rishmawi and the Siraj Center Raise Concerns

July 19, 2011

He said that Peace Now claimed that 83% of settlements are on confiscated Palestinian land when in fact they had claimed the number was 40% and much of their data had proved to be based on incomplete records and was incorrect.
…and the Jewish Federation of Orange County is involved with these haters.

George Rishmawi may no longer be formally with ISM, but his perspective and approach are not likely to improve the understanding of Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) students, help them develop conflict resolution skills, or help pave the way to conciliation and peace either on the UCI campus or in the Middle East. That Rishmawi and his group are so integral to OTI’s programming casts doubt on the value of OTI itself. Speaking at UC Irvine on Nov. 22, 2010, Rishmawi said he broke with ISM several years ago over personal differences with co-founders Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf, but his current goals are quite similar to those of ISM when it was originally founded: bring young “internationals” to the West Bank on tours and to live with selected Palestinian families, encourage them to become “ambassadors” who will repeat the narrative Rishmawi orchestrates, and inspire them to participate in “non-violent” actions like protesting the security fence in Bil’in. more via Roberta P. Seid, PhD 

George Rishmawi co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) along with Adam Shapiro, Huwaida Arraf, and Ghassan Andoni. Led by Palestinians working closely with American recruiters, the ISM invites individuals from the West to come to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and disrupt the counter-terrorism efforts of the Israeli Defense Force. Rishmawi directs the activities of ISM volunteers on the ground.

Rishmawi is also a director of Alternative Tourism, a group that was formed in 1995 to act as a propaganda organ for Palestinian terrorist elements that have no interest in peace – portraying Palestinians as victims of unyielding Israeli oppression and brutality. Alternative Tourism was established to greet and aid ISM volunteers who come to Israel. In April 2003, two Pakistani Muslims from Great Britain entered Israel through Jordan as clients of Alternative Tourism; they met with ISM leaders for an entire day in Gaza before proceeding on to Tel Aviv, where they bombed a popular beach bar, Mike’s Place, killing three people.  image via a non reputable source: Bob May


Noam Chomsky Attacks Israel’s ‘Expansion Over Security’ at UCLA Lecture on ‘Palestine in Crisis’

May 9, 2011

Chomsky changes his mind on WMDS in Iraq?

Actually, public opinion in Egypt is much more complicated than that, and while there’s obviously variation across individual polls and over time, there’s no support for Chomky’s claim of “80 percent” across the region supporting Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons. In fact, according to a Pew Global Attitudes survey in April 2010, “a majority of respondents in Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon as well as Israel said the spread of nuclear weapons was a major threat” (the number was 41 percent in Egypt).

Pushing ‘Islamophobia’ at UCLA?

UCLA Palestine Awareness Week.

…Muslim Student Association Pledge of Allegiance:
Jihad is my spirit, I will die to establish Islam



But these are only quick examples of the kind of propaganda one hears at a Noam Chomsky lecture. Indeed, what’s even more fascinating than hearing Chomsky’s America-bashing is observing the rock star status he’s afforded by the huge crowd of collegiate wannabe bohemians, diehard pro-terror communists, and the campus Islamist jihadis who thronged the event. I’ll post pictures later. Chomsky was swarmed by extremist acolytes upon entering the lecture hall. Upon speaking, it was as if his attacks on “American imperialism” and “corporate dominance” were like throwing bags of candy to children. I arrived at UCLA at 5:00pm, and the event was scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Without citing a single piece of evidence—
At the conclusion of the event, Chomsky responded to questions and went off on his familiar rant about how those who proclaim themselves pro-Israel are actually working feverishly for its moral degeneration and ultimate destruction. Chomsky then returned of the comparison of Israel to apartheid South Africa, and while he admitted key differences, he argued that in one key similarity the time will come when Israel’s crisis of legitimation becomes overwhelming, and forces upon it a reckoning for the survival of the Jewish state.

I hope Chomsky starts listening before he dies

Read the Rest via americanpowerblog.blogspot.com


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