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Brett Wilkins

Editor-at-Large based in San Francisco, CA, United States. Joined on Jun 15, 2012
Expertise in Food, dining & restaurants, Nightlife, clubbing, Travel, Politics



Gaza death toll nears 800 as Israel bombs UN school, killing 17

Gaza - Nearly 800 Palestinians have been killed during Israel's 16-day war on Gaza. In one of the latest attacks, at least 17 people sheltering in a United Nations school in northern Gaza were killed by Israeli shelling.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Arizona inmate 'gulps like fish' during botched 2-hr execution

Florence - Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood, who fought an unsuccessful court battle seeking disclosure of the untested drugs to be used in his execution, took two hours to die after those drugs were injected into him on Wednesday afternoon.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Video allegedly shows IDF killing wounded Palestinian civilian

Gaza - A graphic video allegedly showing an Israeli sniper shooting a wounded Palestinian civilian in Gaza has been posted on YouTube.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Gaza death toll tops 600 as Israel bombs homes, hospital

Gaza - The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza topped 600 on Tuesday as Israel continued its ferocious land, air and sea offensive against Hamas and other militants resisting Israeli occupation and blockade.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 21 comments

San Francisco: Thousands protest Israel's bloody war on Gaza Special

San Francisco - Several thousand Bay Area residents rallied and marched through San Francisco on Sunday, protesting Israel's bloody war on Gaza.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 22 comments

John Kerry caught on 'hot mic' criticizing Israel's Gaza assault

US Secretary of State John Kerry was caught voicing exasperated criticism of Israel's bloody invasion of Gaza during 'hot mic' comments made between Sunday television interviews.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

60 Palestinians, 13 IDF troops, killed in bloodiest day of war

Gaza - At least 60 Palestinians, most of them innocent civilians, and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed on Sunday as Israel continued its ground invasion of Gaza.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Florida Republican congresswoman condemns Hamas

A Republican US congresswoman known for her staunch support for Cuban exile terrorists has drafted a resolution condemning the Palestinian militant resistance group Hamas for allegedly using human shields in its asymmetrical warfare against Israel.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Video: NYPD cops kill father of 6 for selling untaxed cigarettes

New York City - New York City police officers ignored an asthmatic man's desperate pleas as they choked him and slammed his head into the ground for the alleged crime of selling untaxed cigarettes, triggering a heart attack that killed the father of six on Thursday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 9 comments

Israel launches ground invasion of Gaza

Gaza - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon have ordered Israeli troops to commence a ground invasion of Gaza.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Connecticut Supreme Court rules gay marriage rights retroactive

Hartford - In what LGBT rights advocates are hailing as the first decision of its kind, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state's 2005 approval of civil unions and 2008 legalization of gay marriage.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinian children playing beach soccer

Gaza - Israeli military forces shelled or bombed a group of Palestinian children playing soccer on a Gaza City beach, killing four of them and wounding three others, one of them critically.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Billionaire's plan to split California into 6 states moves ahead

A billionaire venture capitalist's long-shot plan to split California into six separate states appears as if it has won enough support to qualify for the 2016 electoral ballot.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Man delivering food to IDF troops killed by Gaza-fired mortar

Erez - A civilian volunteer delivering food to Israeli troops at a Gaza border crossing has been killed by shrapnel from a mortar shell fired from Gaza as the conflict there continues despite ceasefire efforts.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 12 comments

Worldwide protests against Israel's Gaza slaughter

Tens of thousands of people around the world took part in demonstrations protesting Israel's latest military operation against rocket-firing Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza, a week-long offensive that has overwhelmingly killed innocent civilians.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Landlord's offer to 98-year-old SF woman called disingenuous

San Francisco - In the face of widespread community outrage over a real estate speculator's plans to evict a 98-year-old woman from her apartment, the property's landlord says there was never a desire to evict the elderly woman and that she can remain in her home.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

18 members of Gaza family killed in Israeli strike

Gaza - Eighteen members of one family were among the 52 Palestinians killed by Israeli air strikes on Saturday, the bloodiest day of the five-day war against Islamic resistance fighters who continue to fire rockets at the Jewish state.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

Colorado same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Denver - Three Colorado counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Fox News' Bill O'Reilly mocks Berkeley's free medical marijuana

Berkeley - Displaying characteristically staggering (wilfull?) ignorance, Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly hosted a panel mocking a California city's compassionate decision to provide free medical marijuana to low and no-income residents.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments

First man to buy legal pot in Spokane fired after TV spotting

Spokane - The first man to legally purchase recreational marijuana in Spokane, Washington says he was fired from his job after his employer spotted him in a television news segment.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 3 comments
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