Yashar Ali
Yashar Ali
Yashar Ali (born Yashar Hedayat; November 23, 1979) is an American journalist who has contributed to HuffPost, NBC News, and New York magazine.Source
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In San Francisco, an attack on press freedoms and echoes of autocracy

In San Francisco, an attack on press freedoms and echoes of autocracy

On May 10, San Francisco police officers carrying a sledge hammer, and with their guns drawn, raided the . They handcuffed him for six hours and along with his confidential work material. They had one goal: to learn who had leaked a police report to him about the death of longtime San Francisco public defender Jeffrey Adachi. Carmody had refused weeks earlier to reveal his source to the police department's internal affairs division. Because he had promised the source confidentiality, he was ethically bound to keep that pledge. Journalists protect their sources with virtually no exceptions,...

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Exclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Was Warned About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DA Candidate

Exclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Was Warned About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DA Candidate

SubscribeExclusive: Los Angeles Mayor Was Warned About Sexual Harassment Allegations Against DA CandidateThis summer, after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti began hinting that he might change his endorsement in the contentious LA County district attorney’s race, a former Los Angeles Police Department lieutenant emailed him with a warning: The candidate Garcetti was leaning toward had sexually harassed her years earlier when they worked together in the LAPD, she said. The former lieutenant said she wanted Garcetti to know what the candidate, former San Francisco District Attorney George...

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Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, Sources Say

Exclusive: Mayor of Los Angeles Repeatedly Witnessed Top Adviser’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct, Sources Say

SubscribeIt would mean so much to me if you would subscribe to my newsletter by clicking the button above or the button at the end of this post. You can subscribe for free, but I would be grateful if you would subscribe for just $6.99 a month or $49.99 a year…especially if you enjoy my Twitter feed.If you want to post this edition on social media, please use the button above.This summer, a 23-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department filed a lawsuit against the city. Officer Matthew Garza, who had served on the security detail that protects Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alleged...

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4 Women Sue Church of Scientology, Its Controversial Leader And Actor Danny Masterson

4 Women Sue Church of Scientology, Its Controversial Leader And Actor Danny Masterson

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles accuses the actor and organization of stalking, intimidation and conspiracy stemming from rape allegations against the actor. headshot Four women who have accused Danny Masterson of raping them filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against the actor; the Church of Scientology, to which he belongs; and the church’s controversial leader, David Miscavige. The suit accuses Scientology, which has long been accused of illegal and unethical conduct, and Masterson of engaging in stalking, physical invasion of privacy and a conspiracy to obstruct...

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The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn

The Reporter Who Took Down a Unicorn

In late September of 2015, Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of the once-high-flying but now disgraced Silicon Valley health-care company Theranos, was in the News Corp. office of Rupert Murdoch. She had first met Murdoch in 2014 to pitch him on Theranos, and convinced him to pour $125 million into the company, making him the largest investor. This time, Holmes was trying to get Murdoch to squash a devastating story on Theranos, soon to be published in The Wall Street Journal by reporter John Carreyrou. According to Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, Carreyrou’s chronicle of...

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Jill Stein’s Ideology Says One Thing—Her Investment Portfolio Says Another

Jill Stein’s Ideology Says One Thing—Her Investment Portfolio Says Another

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has largely based her campaign on her uncompromising positions on the environment, opposition to big banks and Wall Street, defense contractors, and the pharmaceutical industry. But an analysis of her financial disclosures, which she was required to file as a presidential candidate, show she is heavily invested in the very industries that she maligns the most and as a result of her investments, she has built significant wealth. According to the financial-disclosure form she filed with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics on March 30, 2016, Stein...

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