Joel B. Pollak

Joel B. Pollak

Articles by Joel B. Pollak

Bus Driver Beaten in Chicago; 21 Juveniles Arrested in Loop Chaos

A Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver was beaten brutally on Saturday night in an attack that was allegedly caught on video and posted on social media, as police arrested 21 juveniles during a night of chaos in the city’s downtown Loop.

CTA Bus (Tim Boyle / Getty)

L.A. Arrests 14 for ‘Mass Looting,’ but Lets All of Them Go

Officials in Los Angeles announced Thursday with great fanfare that they had made 14 arrests in connection with recent “mass looting” events in the city — but all fourteen have since been released from jail, either with or without posting bail.

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San Francisco Declares Water Emergency, 5% Surcharge on Users

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission voted Tuesday to declare a water shortage emergency amid a crushing drought in the state that threatens water supplies throughout the region, slapping a 5% surcharge on water users in the city.

The western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline seen November 2, 2001. Bridge security in California has been stepped up since California Governor Gray Davis announced authorities have received very credible threats that one of California's many suspension bridges may be targeted for terrorist attack …

Pollak: Kyle Rittenhouse Can Sue Jen Psaki for Defamation

Newly-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse could sue White House press secretary Jen Psaki for defamation, following her claim Tuesday afternoon that he was linked to the Proud Boys and her implication that he was a violent “white supremacist.”

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on February 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger told reporters that 9 federal agencies and around 100 companies …