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  • [I've gone to the Dark Side] Walls are Immoral, Don't Work, and Separate Families!

    01/14/2019 3:58:02 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 16 replies
    Vanity/Self ^ | 01/14/2019 | Vanity
    I had an epiphany (or is "epilepsy" the word I want?) Schumer & Pelosi are right! Not just border walls. All over the US, there are federal, state & county facilities with walls & guards that heartlessly separate men from their families. These walls clearly do NOT work! For when these prisons were built, we were promised they would deter crime. And have you noticed any lessening of crime? No way! It's gotten WORSE. Clearly, these walls are total failures. And walls tear apart innocent families. How many young boys & girls are kept apart from their fathers by these...
  • Look at the Data: Why Trump’s Insistence on a Wall Is the Right Choice for Public Safety

    01/14/2019 8:19:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | January 14, 2019 | John R. Lott Jr
    The federal government partial shutdown drags on as politicians can’t agree on what to do with illegal aliens.   Trump wants a wall to keep out “illegal immigrants … bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime,” but Democrats say that a wall is immoral and unnecessary. The media usually describe illegal aliens in glowing terms.  Many are undoubtedly good people, but new data I have obtained show that illegal aliens as a group are not very law-abiding.  The existing research is fatally flawed.  Most studies just examine all immigrants as a monolithic group, rather than separately studying legal and illegal...
  • A Wave of Violent Daytime Killings Has Puerto Rico on Edge

    01/14/2019 6:14:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2019 | Alejandra Rosa and Frances Robles
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Liz G. Rodríguez Quińonez grew up schooled in being able to throw her body to the floor in the middle of the night, in the event that stray bullets from a nearby shootout came crashing through her window. But it was only this past fall when Ms. Rodríguez, who operates a food truck in a town just east of the Puerto Rican capital, experienced her first murder: Standing by the stove in her truck one morning in September, she heard a series of pops, then screaming, and realized that the man who was the intended...
  • Murders Committed by Illegals Called "Bearable" [semi-satire]

    01/12/2019 7:22:52 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    At a press conference this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) defended her unbending opposition to increased border security by asserting that "the crimes committed by some of those illegally entering the United States are not sufficient justification for implementing stricter enforcement at the border. The murders of innocent Americans by foreigners are regrettable, but bearable." "We are a large and populous nation," the Speaker pointed out. "We have plenty of room for persons who want to come live in America. The number of our citizens killed or harmed by individuals coming across our border without formal permission is only...
  • 'Serial predator': L.A. writer has been sounding alarm on Democratic donor for over a year

    01/11/2019 7:12:43 PM PST · by NRx · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 01-11-2019 | Tim Fitzsimons
    When authorities in Los Angeles found Timothy Dean dead in the apartment of Ed Buck, a Democratic activist and campaign donor, early Monday morning, Jasmyne Cannick was not surprised. Just six months ago, Cannick had posted a warning on Twitter that something like this might happen. “If another young, Black gay man overdoses or worse dies at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s apartment it’s going to be the fault of the sheriff’s dept and L.A. District Atty for not stopping him when they had the opportunity to,” Cannick wrote on Twitter in late July. In July 2017, Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old...
  • Jayme Closs has been found alive, Barron County sheriff says. 13 year old missing since Oct

    01/10/2019 8:30:22 PM PST · by UB355 · 31 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1/10/2019 | E Kwas
    Missing teen Jayme Closs was found alive and a suspect is in custody, the Barron County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page Thursday night. Jayme vanished early Oct. 15 when sheriff’s deputies, responding to a 911 call, found the door to her family’s home near Barron kicked in. Her parents, James, 56, and Denise, 46, were found shot to death, but Jayme was missing. She had not been seen or heard from since.
  • (Tennessee) Judge gets national attention for KKK statement

    01/10/2019 7:06:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 8, 2019 | Carley Gordon
    He's made Newsweek and USA today. One of the headlines read, "Tennessee judge goes on tirade about crime among black men being 'more effective' than KKK." Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton was on the bench talking to murder suspect Vincent Merriweather when he said, "I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young, black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men and doing a much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing." "My initial reaction was, he was on point," said Jimmie Garland,...
  • Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech

    01/09/2019 6:10:58 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 09, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman, Rachel del Guidice, and Fred Lucas
    This is an EXCERPT.SECURITYANALYSIS Fact-Checking 5 of Trump’s Claims in Border Speech ...1. “All Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal migration. It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. Among those hardest hit are African-Americans and Hispanic Americans.” According to U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, black Americans are disproportionately affected by illegal immigration. “Black males are more likely to experience competition from illegal immigrants,” Kirsanow said in a 2017 interview with The Daily Signal. “What happens is you eliminate the rungs on the ladder because a sizable number of black men don’t have access to entry-level jobs,”...
  • Howie Carr: Dems flip-flop on border security

    01/08/2019 2:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 8, 2019 | Howie Carr
    As much as they hate to admit it now, national Democrats were against illegal immigration before they were for it. All quotes guaranteed verbatim: Barack Obama, 2005: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undocumented, undetected, unchecked, circumventing the people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.” Hillary Clinton, 2014: “I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in and I do think you have to control your borders.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, 2009: “People who enter...
  • GAO: CRIMINAL ALIEN STATISTICS: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs (2011)

    01/08/2019 2:04:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    GAO Government Accountibilty Office ^ | 2011 | GAO Government Accountibily Office
    Facts for the Fact Checkers: GAO: CRIMINAL ALIEN STATISTICS: Information on Incarcerations, Arrests, and Costs (2011)
  • WSJ: Gun Ownership on Rise in Europe After Terror Attacks, Sexual Assaults

    01/08/2019 10:26:11 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 1/8/2019 | Victoria Freidman
    Personal weapons ownership is on the rise in Europe in response to mass sexual assaults and radical Islamic terror attacks, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey found that a rise in personal firearms ownership on the continent represents only 10 per cent of the 32 percent global rise in the decade to 2017, the WSJ remarks that “Europe’s shift has been rapid”. The Times of London notes that Finland, Austria, Norway, Germany, and France are now in the top 25 nations in the world for civilian gun ownership, with France having 12.7 million weapons...
  • Man Arrested in String of Burglaries in Malibu Creek State Park Area Is Charged With Killing Camper

    01/07/2019 3:48:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | Cindy Von Quednow and Steve Kuzj
    A man who is already in custody in connection with a string of burglaries in the Malibu Creek State Park area has now been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a father who was camping in the park in late June and other shootings, authorities announced Monday. Anthony Rauda, 42, was charged with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office officials said. Rauda allegedly opened fire on campers and motorists in incidents dating back to November 2016. On June 22, Rauda is accused of...
  • ESCAPE FROM PORTLAND: Unarmed cops, an 18% murder rise, and vigilante justice

    01/07/2019 10:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/07/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    It was a big year in Portland where the murder rate rose 18.6%. That was the perfect time for Portland’s progressive politburo to spend over $1 million on unarmed cops armed only with pepper spray. There was a little bit of excitement when it was learned that their 200 hours of training would include “Taser Orientation” suggesting that they might be allowed to carry tasers. But Mayor Wheeler’s office explained that the weaponless cops weren’t being trained to use tasers, but “how to avoid being tased”. Portlanders aren’t waiting for officers to show up and shout, “Don’t tase me, bro”....
  • Man Says DUI Suspect Who Hit A Skateboarder In Citrus Heights Hit Him 7 Years Ago

    01/06/2019 8:07:11 AM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | Dec 28 2018 | Macy Jenkins
    CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — A Sacramento County woman is recovering Friday night after she was hit by a car while riding her skateboard in Citrus Heights. The driver, Angel Huerta, is now behind bars and a Rio Linda man says he was hit by the same man seven years ago. “What it brought back was a lot of anger that this person has now hurt somebody else,” said Derek Roberts, who was injured back in 2011.
  • (Alderman) Ed Burke Charged in Attempted Extortion Case

    01/03/2019 2:24:28 PM PST · by PBRCat · 17 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | January 3, 2018 | Claire Bushey
    The federal complaint says the fast-food company wanted to remodel a restaurant in Burke’s ward. When an executive called to ask why Burke’s office was holding up the permit to remodel, the alderman told him he needed to meet to discuss trucks that parked in the restaurant’s lot. Then he told a city employee to find out which lawyer did the company’s taxes. On June 11, 2017, Burke spoke by cellphone to an out-of-state public official who was meeting with the fast-food company executive, the complaint says. The official offered to “let him know how important you are.” “You’re good...
  • DREAMers tell of ballot-harvesting in California to flip the House blue

    01/02/2019 12:31:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-2-19 | Monical Showalter
    It was one of those heartstring-tugging, tear-jerking, carefully curated narratives about DREAMers we're supposed to read and then respond to with sympathy. But a story that ran in the Los Angeles Times yesterday accidentally did more to raise questions about the issue of ballot-harvesting in California than any raving right-wing warning tome could ever do. The Times describes how California's famed ballot-harvestors, who flipped places such as Orange County blue in the last midterm, aren't actually citizens. They did it by "helping" voters fill out, and turn in, and continue to turn in, ballots from otherwise uncommitted voters until they...
  • Legislators spent big on lavish fundraisers — but gave no grants to students (NY)

    01/01/2019 8:44:21 AM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12-20-2018 | Isabel Vincent
    A nonprofit run by state lawmakers to raise scholarship money for needy minority students spends most of the cash on its lavish annual soiree — including $6,000 on limos — and gave out no grants the last two years, The Post has learned. The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators organizes a “Caucus Weekend” — a series of workshops, concerts and parties — in Albany every February for minority members of the Assembly and the Senate. The group charges sponsors up to $50,000 for a chance to party with lawmakers at events that have ­included Grammy...
  • The Immorality of Illegal Immigration

    01/01/2019 3:56:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies ^ | 12/31/18 | Victor Davis Hanson
    (snip) -- New House majority leader Nancy Pelosi reportedly spent the holidays at the Fairmont Orchid on Kona, contemplating future climate-change legislation and still adamant in opposing the supposed vanity border wall. But in a very different real world from the Fairmont Orchid or Pacific Heights, other people each day deal with the results of open borders and sanctuary jurisdictions. The results are often nihilistic and horrific. Here in California’s Central Valley over the holidays we were reminded of the wages of illegal immigration in general — and of California’s sanctuary-city laws in particular, which restrict formal cooperation between local...
  • Beware of Grandparent Scam

    12/30/2018 10:23:19 AM PST · by P.O.E. · 35 replies
    AARP ^ | April 18, 2018 | Stacey Colino
    This is how the grandparent scam typically plays out: You get a call from someone pretending to be your grandchild. The person explains that he is in trouble, with a story that goes something like this: “There’s been an accident and I’m______ (in jail, in the hospital, stuck in a foreign country), and I need your help.” The caller adds enough details about how, what or where the emergency happened to make the story seem plausible. And the distraught caller, you think to yourself, does sort of sound like your grandson or granddaughter. Often the caller tells you that a...
  • AWFUL! LIBERAL FACEBOOK Censors Post Honoring Slain Officer Cpl. Ronil Singh!

    12/29/2018 10:14:52 PM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/29/2018 | Jim Hoft
    After the shooting Facebook user Dana Marie posted a photo of Cpl. Ronil Singh with this caption: “This is officer Singh. he was killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN 5 Hours after he took this picture with his beautiful wife, baby and k9! This is precisely why we need to #buildthewall! RIP hero” Via Big League Politics: Officer Singh was a legal immigrant to the United States working a job he loved! The illegal alien who murdered Singh had several prior felonies and should not have been in the US. FACEBOOK censored the post honoring Singh. Facebook does not like the...