first_imgMayweather heads Forbes money list, but no women in top 100 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl — a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing players who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans — Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.“I’m not surprised. It’s typical of him,” James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trump’s decision to cancel. “I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.Curry raised Trump’s ire last year when he said he wouldn’t go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? No Eagles players kneeled during the anthem last season.“Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military,” the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media Tuesday .The WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House to celebrate their most recent title, something James called “laughable.” Instead, the Lynx will spend Wednesday giving away new sneakers to more than 300 needy kids in Washington. Villanova, the reigning NCAA men’s champion, has not revealed if an invitation was sent. Many members of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed earlier this year in South Korea did not attend a White House reception.Hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball’s Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. When the New England Patriots went last year, half the team chose not to attend.The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.“I think the President has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who has often criticized Trump and his policies. “So it’s just the way it is. I think we all look forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds.”Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called “fantastic citizens in their own community.”“It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years,” Kerr said.The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles’ planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.“What else do you expect Trump to do?” Golden State’s Kevin Durant said. “When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them. So the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point. But it’s good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team’s decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some NFL players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“It’s an important conversation, but you can’t control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that,” Curry said.Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trump’s subsequent revoking of the Warriors’ invitation. “And every team that’s won a championship since then has gone through that.”There has been clear tension between many star athletes and the current administration throughout the Trump presidency. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to protest racism and more specifically the killing of black men by police.Trump said the Eagles’ event was called off because some of their players “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James speaks at a news conference after Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 3, 2018. The Warriors won 122-103. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year.No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgBut some within the department acknowledge that being able to report detainees to immigration officials could provide an important and well-needed crime-fighting tool. But both Police Chief William Bratton and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have been unwavering in their support of the more than 30-year-old policy. “It doesn’t preclude us from dealing with the arrest and prosecution of illegal immigrants that are engaged in crime,” said Bratton, noting he didn’t think the lawsuit had much of a chance. The intent of Special Order 40, he said, was “to encourage illegal immigrants and undocumented or aliens to report to police if they have been victims of crimes or that they were witnesses to crimes.” [email protected] (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The suit comes as the national debate over immigration has re-ignited, with President George W. Bush this week calling for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. The city already is facing trial in another lawsuit over the order filed by Washington, D.C.-based Judicial Watch. Experts say the highest concentration of America’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants is in Los Angeles, and federal officials recently announced an increased focus on deporting those in jail. Klehm, who quit his job as a medical malpractice attorney last year to target immigration violators, said he was filing the suit only after several LAPD officers contacted him saying they felt stymied by the rule. In the lawsuit, he is citing a government report that found 55,322 illegal immigrants were incarcerated nationally in 2003. Among those, law enforcement officials had made 459,614 arrests. The Los Angeles Police Protective League has not taken a position on the lawsuit, said Eric Rose, a spokesman for the union representing more than 9,000 officers. Ahead of the expected filing of a second lawsuit against the LAPD’s Special Order 40, the department has come under more pressure to take another look at its stance against asking someone’s immigration status. The new lawsuit, which was scheduled to be filed Wednesday by an Orange County attorney and founder of the Web site www.illegalemployers.org, argues that the LAPD violates a section of the state health code by not reporting drug offenders to immigration officials. “Police officers were frustrated because the department was not letting the officers comply with the law,” said David Klehm, representing a Los Angeles resident in the suit. “I am not talking about people reporting crimes being affected, I am talking about people committing crimes,” he said, characterizing the arrest of illegal immigrants as a revolving door that allows them to go in and out of jail. last_img read more