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Santa Ana, CA

Miss City of Orange helps promote milk

I'd love some milk :)  (May 21, 2010 | post #1)

New York, NY

Darren Chaker @ Times Square

Very sweet! I'll be in NYC mid-June. [email protected] Ciao  (May 21, 2010 | post #2)

Gig Harbor, WA

Police: Wash. Sheriff's Deputy Kills In-Laws, Himself

This is tragic. The irony of this is the attitude many in law enforcement exhibit (superiority complex) is commonly contradicted when law enforcement frequently shows they to commit crimes. To further this tragic issue is the fact the deputy took his OWN kids hostage. Thankfully, law enforcement performs extensive background checks, polygraph, drug testing, and the ever so important psychological exam to insure they only hire the best! This simply shows despite all these measures, cops are people and should not believe they are above anyone. It is there job that's unique---not the officer/deputy. Darren Chaker  (May 15, 2010 | post #1)

Los Angeles, CA

Money-strapped LA considers another...

1st, LA has major budget issues, thus to Boycott Arizona is a way to say 'we don't have travel money' so lets make voters think we are banning Arizona to look good! 2nd, Arizona likely doesn't care, tourists, not government conferences make tax dollars for the state. Imagine the money Arizona will save for every illegal deported---less public benefits paid out, more jail space, more work for licensed contractors, less need to educate people who do not pay into the tax base, and less people going to hospitals who cannot pay there bill. These are inescapable facts. I am all for legal immigration, however, with current economic issues and terrorism at our door step, we cannot continue to allow a patched up border be our only defense. The states must step in where the feds have not. The law should not allow 'racial profiling' or 'carrying papers to prove you belong' however, if someone is stopped for a crime and cannot authenticate they have the right to be in the USA, then they gotta go.  (May 12, 2010 | post #1)

Las Vegas, NV

Slain Nevada deputy was just back from Afghanistan

I believe the last metro officer to get killed responded to a DV call too and the suspect came out with an assualt weapon. Very dangerous call and it's very unfortunate the man survived the Taliban to come home and get killed by an American. It's a sad day for all of us, Darren Chaker  (Apr 29, 2010 | post #3)

Las Vegas, NV

Vegas sucks, I know you agree with me

I move back usually from May to October then back to Miami or Nassau. I love the heat and the fact most come here for fun, adds a good vibe to the city! Darren Chaker  (Apr 29, 2010 | post #201)

Las Vegas, NV

Vegas sucks, I know you agree with me

I don't think it 'sucks' but do believe it's ideal in the sense (1) low housing costs, (2) within 5 hours you can be any where from Sedona, St. George, OC, to LA, and (3) all the entertainment you want. I love it here! The key to this city is getting out of town every month or so--it keeps you forgetting you live in a desert!! The alternative is (1) move to California and pay tripple rent or purchase a home for 2-4x as much, and buy a Big Mac meal for the cost of a buffet :)  (Apr 15, 2010 | post #184)

Las Vegas, NV

Is prostitution legal in vegas?

In short, it is not legal in Clark (Las Vegas) and Washoe (Reno) Counties. The reason: population determines if its legal. Since Reno and Las Vegas have the highest populations in the state, those counties are not within the scope of the law. See, NRS 244.345 "NRS 244.345 Dancing halls, escort services, entertainment by referral services and gambling games or devices; limitation on licensing of houses of prostitution. See also, NRS 0.050 “Population” defined. Unfortunately, there's no law against a woman dating/marrying a man for his money! Darren Chaker  (Apr 15, 2010 | post #4)

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Las Vegas, NV

I Belong To:

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When I'm Not on Topix:

@ the gym or planning a trip. Atlantis, Nassau is the best.

Favorite Things:

Roller blading, traveling, being in the sun.

On My Mind:

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I Believe In:

Fighting for a reason. I litigated a cutting edge First Amendment case for 7 of its 10 year lifespan. Chaker v. Crogan, 428 F.3d 1215 C.A.9 (Cal.),2005, Cert. denied, 547 U.S. 1128, 126 S.Ct. 2023, invalidated a statute on First Amendment grounds and overruled the California Supreme Court‘s unanimous decision in People v. Stanistreet, 127 Cal.Rptr.2d 633. Soon after Chaker v. Crogan, it was also used to strike down Nevada's analogous statute forcing the legislature to rewrite the law, but also nullified a similar Washington statute as well. (De La O v. Arnold-Williams, 2006 WL 2781278) and used as the backbone authority in Gibson v. City of Kirkland, 2009 WL 564703, *2+ (W.D.Wash. Mar 03, 2009). My case is a leading case on viewpoint discrimination. In a recent case, Chaker v. Crogan was used to vindicate people who filed a complaint against police. Those people were arrested and charged with a law Chaker v. Crogan invalidated! They sued for being arrested and charged with an unconstitutional statute, Penal Code 148.6. The federal court denied the City's motion to dismiss and the case settled. See Cuadra v. City of South San Francisco, 2010 WL 55875, *1+ (N.D.Cal. Jan 04, 2010)