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  • AP finds most arrested in protests aren't leftist radicals

    10/20/2020 8:31:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 20. 2020 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an Associated Press review of thousands of pages of court documents tell a different story. Very few of those charged appear to be affiliated with highly organized extremist groups, and many are young suburban adults from the very neighborhoods Trump vows to protect from the violence in his reelection push to win support from the suburbs.
  • Gun charges filed against man who got out of jail during massive COVID release ( Catch and releasing felons )

    08/23/2020 10:56:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | August 23, 2020
    Another Cook County jail detainee who was freed during a mass release of prisoners as the COVID-19 outbreak began in March is now charged with committing a new felony. He is at least the fourth benefactor of the COVID release program to be charged with a new felony in recent days. Zyan Damper, age 19, was initially arrested on August 21 last year after he and another man allegedly got out of a stolen car and committed a robbery near the Magnificent Mile, ... then got arrested again in October on charges of felony theft. He posted bail again and...
  • Horowitz: Florida man accused of murdering 3 best friends on fishing trip had 230 prior felony charges

    07/27/2020 3:33:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | July 24, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz ·
    Despite the emptying of prisons and rising crime in America’s major cities, Jared Kushner, possibly the most influential man in the White House, continues to demand “second chances” for criminals. But anyone who understands our criminal justice system knows that, with rare exceptions, violent criminals are accorded endless chances and are still not locked up. Here is a case of a man who was given 230 chances. The result? Three best friends weren’t given a second chance at life. Frostproof, Florida, is a tiny city of 3,000 people in lake-filled Polk County, Florida. The last thing Sheriff Grady Judd expected...
  • Three hours after getting out of jail, North Carolina man fatally shoots girl, 7, in the head while she was eating ice cream

    06/26/2020 6:09:46 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    KNEWZ.COM ^ | 6-26-20 | KNEWZ.COM
    Within just three hours of being released from jail, a North Carolina man shot a young girl in the head, the Daily Mail reports. Little seven-year old Aaliyah Norris perished after she sustained a bullet wound to her skull. The girl was riding inside a car when the man shot her in the head. So tragic was the scene that Aaliyah was eating ice cream when the bullet came in the window, according to the Daily Mail. Officers responded to the incident at the intersection on Tuesday and found two people removing Aaliyah from a car. Man, 26, is charged...
  • Violent Protest and the Intelligentsia: Scholar Gary Saul Morson sees disturbing parallels between Russia before the Revolution and contemporary America.

    06/06/2020 6:02:10 PM PDT · by karpov · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2020 | Barton Swaim
    The similarities between this week’s riots and the Los Angeles riots of 1992 are obvious. [...] The riots of 1992 were mostly confined to poor and working-class areas of Los Angeles. This week saw mayhem all over America, and in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere the rioters targeted wealthy streets and neighborhoods. But perhaps the most striking difference is the rationalization, and sometimes full-throated defense, of violence from left-wing elites: the glorification of havoc, the vilification of cops and their middle-class admirers, highfalutin defenses of vandalism. The sense of revolution and class warfare was everywhere this week: the cognoscenti...
  • Most Wanted Illegal Alien Convicted of Sex with a Minor, Battery Freed 6 Times

    05/11/2020 1:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 11, 2020 | JW Staff
    There is no shortage of examples nationwide that confirm illegal immigrant sanctuary policies endanger communities and this month we have a case that should serve as the poster child. Not surprisingly, it comes out of California but even for a notorious sanctuary state it seems excessive. An illegal alien with a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for felony sex with a minor and battery was released by San Francisco authorities six times despite his violent history that also includes a domestic violence arrest. The 25-year-old Honduran man, Kristian Jonas Gamez-Trejo, has long appeared on Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE)...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Was Obama’s Former AG Eric Holder Directing Attorneys at His Law Firm to Obtain Dirt on President Trump and Withhold Info from Their Client General Flynn?

    04/25/2020 3:46:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | Jim Hoft
    President Obama’s first Attorney General, Eric Holder, left a corrupt life in public office and returned to the law firm Covington. While at Covington, lawyers from his firm represented General Mike Flynn and requested dirt on President Trump while withholding important information from General Flynn. It needs to be asked. Was Eric Holder involved? After working for President Obama for six years, Attorney General Eric Holder returned to the law firm where he had previously worked, Covington, where he became a partner in 2015. Covington notes that “In 2014, Time magazine named Mr. Holder to its list of 100 Most...
  • Bail Reform: The Failed Social Experiment

    04/16/2020 9:21:09 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 5 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | March 23, 2020 | J. Gamaldi
    In the State of the County Address to hundreds of the most influential people in our community, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo uttered the following words, “bail reform does more than just protect the constitutional rights of defendants, it also lowers crime.” Now I am not going to sit here and call the County Judge a liar, but at best, she is grossly uneducated on the consequences of bail reform. At worst, she misled that room full of people and Harris County. Understand that bail reformers, and to a large extent criminal justice reformers, will not admit that they are...
  • Inmate Released Over COVID-19 Fears Arrested For Murder Hours After He Got Out of Jail

    04/14/2020 9:10:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 4/14/2020 | Joseph Edwards Williams
    TAMPA, Florida — An inmate who was released from jail due to fears of coeronavirus spread has been re-arrested on a murder charge. Deputies say 26-year-old Joseph Edwards Williams commited second-degree murder the day after he was released. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says Williams fatally shot a man near 81st Street South and Ash Avenue just hours into his freedom. He was previously arrested for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. More than 150 inmates have been released in Hillsborough County. “There is no question Joseph Williams took advantage of this health emergency to commit crimes while...
  • Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.

    03/17/2020 3:00:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 17, 2020 | Staff
    While the world is absorbed in the Coronavirus drama, yet another caravan of illegal immigrants is heading north to the United States from Central America. The group departed recently from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula and is making its way to Guatemala en route to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The final destination is the U.S., according to a Mexican news report that reveals the caravan has some 500 Central Americans but is expected to grow along the way. “They left their country due to a lack of work opportunities and prevailing violence,” according to the...
  • Hans von Spakovsky: ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ policy is needed to reduce illegal immigration [Good read]

    03/01/2020 9:26:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2020 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In a torturous, twisted interpretation of federal immigration law, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary court order Friday to block the Trump administration from continuing to implement its Migrant Protection Protocols, known informally as the Remain-in-Mexico policy. But shortly after issuing the ruling, the three-judge panel voted 2-1 to put a hold on it, preventing it from going into force until the federal government can file written arguments by the end of Monday in favor of the Remain-in-Mexico policy and plaintiffs can respond by the end of Tuesday arguing in favor of...
  • Ever wonder why Madeleine Albright once chased Yasser Arafat around a parking lot and got[tr]

    07/05/2018 2:58:15 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/5/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The failed former secretary of state remains a hashledemaine. Yes, I made the word up. Because nothing really describes the mixture of chaos, lunacy, illogic, and absent dignity that characterizes Madeleine Albright, who once ran U.S. foreign policy back when Bill Clinton was president, famously chasing Yasser Arafat around a parking lot in Paris and most recently declared "a special place in hell" for U.S. women who somehow failed to cast a vote for Hillary Clinton. Now she's gotten even battier as she grows less relevant. The former secretary of state, who's shilling a book called Fascism: A Warning, is...
  • Iranian Militia Leader Leading Iraq U.S. Embassy Raid Listed As Obama White House Guest

    12/31/2019 1:14:41 PM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-31-2019 | Lucas Nolan
    Iranian militia leader Hadi al-Amiri, one of several identified as leading an attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, reportedly visited the White House in 2011 during the presidency of Barack Obama. On Tuesday, a mob in Baghdad attacked the U.S. embassy in retaliation against last weekend’s U.S. airstrikes against the Iran-backed Shiite militia Kataib Hezbollah (KH), responsible for killing an American civilian contractor. KH is one of a number of pro-Iran militias that make up the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF/PMU), which legally became a wing of the Iraqi military after fighting the Sunni Islamic State terrorist group....
  • Girl Raped, Murdered After ‘Ignoring’ Catcall From Convict Released Early From Prison

    11/27/2019 8:29:27 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | NOVEMBER 27TH, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    REPORT: Teen Girl Raped, Murdered After ‘Ignoring’ Catcall From Convict Released Early From Prison; Victim’s Christian Mom Releases Incredible Statement ... On Saturday morning, 19-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago honor student Ruth George was reportedly raped and murdered after she ignored advances from a paroled convict. Twenty-six-year-old Donald D. Thurman was formally charged with first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault of George on Monday, CBS Chicago’s Charlie De Mar reported. ... Thurman was released from prison in December 2018 for armed robbery. He was sentenced to 6 years, but only served two and is currently on parole ... According...
  • DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear

    06/11/2019 10:22:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 11, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States -- telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across the southern border show up for their hearings. “It depends on demographic, the court, but we see too many cases where people are not showing up,” he said, telling Graham that DHS recently conducted a pilot program with family units....
  • EXCLUSIVE:Border Patrol Whistleblower Provides An Inside Look At America's Broken Immigration System

    05/25/2019 5:06:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    For years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Border Patrol have said their facilities are overwhelmed and the system is severely broken. Politicians in Washington, D.C. have debated the issue, but one thing they can't debate is the cold hard facts. And the fact is we have people from around the world taking advantage of loopholes in our immigration system, a Border Patrol whistleblower told Townhall. Central American caravan riders have overwhelmed the Border Patrol since last fall when they began coming to the United States en masse. Mexico established a system to help the U.S. deal with the...
  • FLASHBACK 2010: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    06/01/2014 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | JULY 26, 2010 | JASON ALLARDYCE AND TONY ALLEN-MILLS
    THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya. Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison. The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer. The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens...
  • US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS

    03/20/2019 5:40:15 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 20, 2019 8:16 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    US Taliban jihadi John Walker Lindh to be released in May, supports ISIS, advocates for global jihad John Walker Lindh was captured while fighting alongside the Taliban against U.S. troops. If that isn’t treason, what is? This jihadi says he wants to move to Ireland, but if the Irish aren’t stupid enough to let him in, he will likely become a hero of the Muslim victimhood circuit in the U.S., speaking at CAIR and ISNA conferences, demonizing the United States and slyly recruiting for jihad. “John Walker Lindh, American ex-Taliban fighter, to be released in May, hasn’t denounced Islamism,” by...
  • Border chaos: Mom is separated from son, deported, but returns illegally for a reunion a year later

    02/28/2019 5:50:23 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Michael Miller
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. —The first time Jeny Amador fled Honduras for the United States, she tried to enter the country legally: She presented herself at an El Paso border checkpoint in early 2018 and asked for asylum. Amador instead was separated from her 10-year-old son. Authorities accused her of being a smuggler. She was detained for months until she agreed to be deported — without her boy, who went to live with relatives here in the Midwest. (snip) ...When Amador tried to enter the country again in February, she found a shocking about-face. She was turned away from the same checkpoint...
  • The History of the Flores Settlement ["Catch and Release" for Families with Children]

    02/12/2019 9:16:38 PM PST · by zeestephen · 4 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 11 February 2019 | Matthew Sussis
    Why, just a few years after a sweeping Supreme Court victory, did the Clinton administration agree to the Flores settlement? The stated reason was that the government was looking to finally put an end to over a decade of litigation that began in 1985....The settlement, however, seemed like a major concession by the winning side, and certainly one that could (and later did) crack the door open further for open-borders groups to exploit asylum laws for minors.