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  • THE COSTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: What really explains Trump’s rapid climb to the top of the polls

    07/30/2015 3:18:21 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 30, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Donald Trump’s blunt and clumsy comments about illegal immigration sparked the usual firestorm of criticism from the well heeled of both parties. Particularly vocal were those Republicans who think that an amorphous, make-believe category comprising “Hispanics” or “Latinos” will vote Republican if only Republican meanies like Trump would stop insulting them by complaining about illegal aliens. As usual, willful ignorance or blindness about the costs of illegal immigration underwrites these dubious ideas.
  • Researcher says can hack GM's OnStar app, open vehicle, start engine

    07/30/2015 1:55:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jim Finkle and Bernie Woodall
    A researcher is advising drivers to halt the use of a mobile app for General Motors Co's (GM.N) OnStar vehicle communications system, saying hackers can exploit a security flaw in the product to remotely unlock cars and start engines. "White-hat" hacker Samy Kamkar posted a video on Thursday saying he had figured out a way to "locate, unlock and remote-start" vehicles by intercepting communications between the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and the OnStar service. Kamkar said he plans to provide technical details on the hack next week in Las Vegas at the Def Con conference, where tens of thousands of...
  • Exclusive: Photos Show Homeless Man Taking Bath In Columbus Circle Fountain

    07/30/2015 6:00:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 29, 2015 | Staff
    It was a shocking scene at one of the city’s most visited landmarks. CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer obtained exclusive images of what some call the latest public insult of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. Pictures were snapped of a homeless man taking a bath in the fountain at Columbus Circle, a popular city landmark that is now the bathtub of a bum. The man who took the photo called the incident simply appalling.
  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG — A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • The Problem With Downplaying Immigrant Crime

    07/29/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 29 July 2015 | David Frum
    Why has the Donald Trump candidacy—which so many professionals and pundits at first dismissed as a joke—flared this summer? In the first week of July, 15 percent of Republicans supported Trump for president in a YouGov poll. By the third week, that support had almost doubled, to 28 percent—with another 10 percent listing him as their second choice. Something happened in July to send Trump’s numbers soaring. That something may have been the murder of Kathryn Steinle. On July 5, the 32-year-old Steinle posed with her father for a photograph on a San Francisco pier at 6:30 on a Wednesday...
  • Panic in Pittsburgh: Media Struggling to Ignore Black Mob Violence

    07/29/2015 6:56:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 29, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Black people in Pittsburgh were feeling poorly about crime: Too many of them were in the news accused of killing, robbing, assaulting, jacking, shooting, stealing, rioting, breaking, burgling, harassing, intimidating, threatening, fighting, throwing, running, stoning, smoking, drinking, escaping, drugging, firing, and destroying. So in 2011, black leaders got together to do something about it: Not stop the crime. Just stop reporters from letting us know about it. Because it is a little-known fact of psychology that drawing attention to black crime actually causes more black crime -- which draws more attention, which creates more crime. And on and on until...
  • Illegal Alien charged with murder and attempted rape in Cleveland area

    07/28/2015 12:19:01 PM PDT · by E Rocc · 55 replies
    WEWS TV Cleveland ^ | July 28, 2015 | Newsnet5
    "Razo admitted to being in the U.S. illegally and deputies called the U.S. Border Patrol, the report states, but the agency decided not to respond to take Razo into custody."
  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Sanctuary cities” that refuse to turn over deportable felons to the feds are frequently located in college towns. Yet and still, it’s hard to find academics who will speak ill of them, no matter how much these policies endanger collegians’ lives. Kate Steinle, 32, was not the only recent victim of an attack by an illegal alien with multiple felony convictions. “Department of Homeland Security records show that in just one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions,” Hans von Spakovsky writes on The Daily Signal. “Three thousand of them were felons and...
  • UPDATE: Bradley deputy shoots, kills attacker (TN)

    07/28/2015 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    WRCBTV.COM ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Roberts
    BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: A Bradley County deputy shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning after he attacked her at her home. At 2:00am, Tiffany Goodwin Oakley, a female deputy with the Bradley County Sheriff's a Department came to her house on her overnight shift lunch break. There, she saw a man hiding behind a vehicle on her property and asked what he was doing. He then attacked the deputy. "He tackled her and they got in a scuffle and he took his hands and put them around her face and tried to kill her," Sheriff Eric...
  • Trump: Louisiana shooting "has nothing to do with guns"

    07/27/2015 12:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 26, 2015 | Reena Flores
    After a gunman opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week, killing two people and injuring nine others, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pushing back against repeated calls to strengthen gun control legislation. "These are sick people," Trump said of the shooter, John Russell Houser, who was reported to be mentally ill. "This has nothing to do with guns. This has to do with the mentality of these people." "I'm a big Second Amendment person. You need protection," the presidential hopeful added in a CNN interview Sunday. "This person from what I hear had a record of...
  • 14 people shot, 3 killed in weekend Baltimore violence: No arrests announced in any of the shootings

    07/27/2015 12:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    BALTIMORE —Fourteen people were shot, including three fatally, since Friday night in Baltimore City, police said. The most recent homicide occurred around 7:45 p.m. Sunday when a man was shot multiple times in the chest in the 5500 block of Rubin Avenue. Police said the man was taken to an area hospital, where he died. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-396-2100. A 22-year-old man was found shot in the buttocks around 11:40 p.m. Sunday in the 4300 block of Adelle Terrace. Police said the shooting took place in the unit block of South...
  • Police: 7 dead, 34 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    07/27/2015 9:02:16 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 30 replies
    Seven people have been killed and at least 34 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said. Most recently, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Berry Forest home invasion victim prayed; 4 charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault...

    07/26/2015 9:57:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Rome News-Tribune ^ | July 24, 2015 | Doug Walker and Kristina Wilder
    The victim of a home invasion near Stonebridge Golf Club prayed as he lay trussed on the floor by his wife. That’s when one of his captors said he believed in Jesus too “and if you shut up nobody will get hurt.” On Thursday the couple were recovering from bruises on their wrists and ankles — and four people from the Atlanta metro area were in jail, facing a slew of felony charges. According to reports from the Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail: The four suspects were arrested in Chattooga County shortly after the Wednesday night attack, after...
  • President Obama Blocks Independent Inspector General Investigations

    07/26/2015 5:09:23 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 25, 2015 | sundance
    WASHINGTON DC – The Obama administration formally announced that inspectors general will have to get permission from their agency heads to gain access to grand jury, wiretap and fair credit information — an action that severely limits the watchdogs’ oversight capabilities, independence and power to uncover fraud. An opinion, issued by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, says the Inspector General Act of 1978 — which was written by Congress to create the government watchdogs in order to help maintain integrity within their agencies — does not have the authority to override nondisclosure provisions in other laws, most...
  • Woman who killed alleged serial killer recounts final fight

    07/26/2015 4:13:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | 07/26/2015 | Mark Albert
    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Police in West Virginia seem to have quite the case on their hands: a man killed by a woman he attacked in her home may have been a serial killer himself. Neals Falls Charleston Police Department via KOIN-TV Investigators now believe 45-year-old Neal Falls may be connected to murders in three states.Falls was answering an online ad for an escort, police said, when he showed up to a Charleston, West Virginia, home.The woman, who wants only to be known as "Heather," answered the door.She said Falls, armed with a gun, asked her: "live or die?" Then...
  • House Passes Bill that Withholds Federal Aid from Sanctuary Cities [semi-satire]

    07/26/2015 10:54:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In a long overdue reaction to the mounting tally of victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens, the US House of Representatives enacted the "Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act." The bill would block federal law-enforcement grants to cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. The vote for the bill was highly partisan with Republicans heavily in favor and Democrats heavily opposed. Mocking the bill as "the Donald Trump Act," Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, called the legislation "illogical. Sanctuary cities bear a disproportionate burden of the crimes committed by undocumented inhabitants....
  • Granny’s Got a Gun: More Seniors Now Purchasing Firearms

    07/25/2015 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    If you thought the elderly's weapon of choice was their knitting needle, think again. A growing trend reveals that today’s senior citizens are taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights just as much as younger generations. One gun store in Georgia, Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, has seen an influx of senior citizens eager to get their hands on firearms. Sandy Springs records show a 30 percent increase among seniors buying guns, or showing up for target practice. Even more telling are statistics from Dekalb County which show that out of 1,800 gun applications, 244 were over 55 years old....
  • Liberal Study Unintentionally Reveals Nationwide Illegal Alien Crime Spree

    07/24/2015 12:22:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Breitbar ^ | 7/23/15 | Julia Hahn
    Tucked inside a report about President Obama’s new amnesty is the estimation from this liberal think tank there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions, including 690,000 illegal aliens currently residing on U.S. soil who have been convicted of a felony or “serious” misdemeanor. The 820,000 figure is not an estimation of total crimes committed by illegal immigrants—which would be a much higher number—but only those illegal aliens successfully identified, arrested, tried, and convicted.
  • Crime Might Become Huge Issue in 2016 GOP Presidential Contest

    07/24/2015 9:53:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Matt Towery
    Rudy Giuliani picked the wrong year to run for president. The man who as mayor cleaned up the streets of New York in a professional but tough manner might be the role model for winning the GOP nomination in 2016. After all, what are the real issues this year? Certainly not a potentially nuclear Iran. The deal with Iran is bad, but in Congress there are not enough votes to stop it. Illegal immigration, as pointed out by Donald Trump, could be a hot button topic. But the GOP is torn over the issue and Trump is finding his message...
  • Politico: Trump Reinvigorates Flagging Border Security Movement

    07/23/2015 8:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 23, 2015 | Greg Richter
    The border security movement had been losing steam, but is being reinvigorated by the focus of presidential candidate Donald Trump, Politico reports. The Republican Party, hoping to lure more Hispanic voters, had not planned to focus on illegal immigration or border security during the 2016 election cycle, but that changed when Trump uttered the now infamous words about Mexican immigrants during his June 16 entry into the GOP race. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said. "They're sending people that have lots of problems … They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some,...
  • Ypsilanti pastor: 'Parents, take care of your kids' to curb gang violence'

    07/23/2015 5:14:02 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    An Ypsilanti pastor called upon parents Thursday to be a part of the solution in decreasing violence in the city and township. Alex Easley, pastor of City of Hope Ministries in Ypsilanti, spoke on behalf of clergy across Washtenaw County at a press conference about rising gang violence in Ypsilanti on Thursday, July 23. "Parents, I call you out today. Take care of your children and then you don't need state funding to help you raise your kids," he said. At the press conference, law enforcement officials laid out a plan of temporary increased patrols and partnerships with the Washtenaw...
  • Man sentenced in sexual assault of 91-year-old Tempe woman

    07/23/2015 1:15:51 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 21 replies
    KFVS 12 ^ | 7/20/15 | Staff
    A man who pleaded guilty in the 2014 sexual assault of a 91-year-old woman in Tempe and several other crimes has been sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by 16 years of probation. Ekwunzie Job Owen Jr. was sentenced Monday by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge. Owen pleaded guilty March 11 to sexual assault, kidnapping and three counts of public sexual indecency.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

    07/23/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 40 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 7-23-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 press conference, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(D-CA-12th) suggested the problem with sanctuary city policies isn’t the sanctuary aspect but the continued the access to guns. An unidentified reporter asked Pelosi if she supports the current GOP push to force cities to comport with immigration laws, and Pelosi made clear that she does not. She then explained her opposition by making nameless references to the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle–allegedly shot to death by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez on San Francisco’s Pier 14–and argued that sanctuary cities are not the problem. Pelosi said:...
  • Illegal Alien Crime Wave in Texas: 611,234 Crimes, 2,993 Murders

    07/23/2015 5:32:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 22, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    The murder of Kathryn Steinle on the Embarcadero in San Francisco by an illegal alien is the most familiar example of a crime committed by an alien. But an unreleased internal report by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that illegal aliens have been involved in thousands of crimes in Texas alone, including nearly 3,000 homicides. PJ Media obtained an never-before-released copy of a Texas DPS report on human smuggling containing the numbers of crimes committed by illegal aliens in Texas. According to the analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes...
  • Lawmakers: Thousands Of Violent Felons To Be Released In November Under New Sentencing Guidelines

    07/22/2015 3:58:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    dc ^ | 07/22/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Thousands of dangerous federal prison inmates will be released in November as a result of the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s decision to lower federal sentencing for all drug trafficking and distribution crimes, two Republican lawmakers warned Tuesday. According to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, the release will include inmates with violent criminal histories who committed crimes involving assault, firearms, and even murder. ... the Sentencing Commission has estimated that 46,376 prisoners are eligible for early release under Amendment 782 — with nearly 8,000 offenders eligible for immediate release on November 1, 2015.
  • Ted Cruz Destroys the ICE Director

    07/22/2015 3:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 22, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday in Washington on Capitol Hill there was a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration endorsement and the lack of it. The Immigration Customs Endorsement Director (that's ICE) Sarah Saldana, testified. During the Q&A, Senator Ted Cruz, who, by the way, if you are a member of the media, if you are a (I know this is redundant) liberal Democrat, if you are a low-information troll that lives on Twitter or Facebook, you do not ever want to get into a debate with Ted Cruz. You will be exposed as an idiot. See what I mean... CRUZ:...
  • Obama Admin Plans More Executive Action on Immigration (vastly expanding both numbers and benefits)

    07/22/2015 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Proposed rule expands number of illegal immigrants allowed to stay in country The Obama administration is moving forward with plans to expand a waiver program that will allow additional illegal aliens to remain in the country rather than apply for legal status from abroad.
  • The Fight Against Forfeiture

    07/22/2015 8:30:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Mackinac Center has joined with groups from across the political spectrum, including the ACLU of Michigan and FreedomWorks, to push back against Michigan's civil asset forfeiture laws. Civil asset forfeiture is a practice that allows law enforcement to take possession of private property without charging the owner with a crime. Some states, as well as the federal government, have taken steps to curb this injustice in recent years, but Michigan's laws were recently rated a 'D' by FreedomWorks in a national survey of forfeiture laws. Michigan Radio reports: … Michigan law enforcement agencies have collected more than $250 million...
  • Older people need guns, too

    07/22/2015 4:01:23 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2015 | John R Lott Jr
    Have you ever thought of letting someone else manage your finances? If President Obama has his way, Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances will be banned from buying a gun. If Social Security were to start classifying these people as “mentally defective,” some 4.2 million Social Security recipients could be affected – about 10 percent of all people 65 and older. But it is a real reach to say those who can’t manage their finances are a physical danger to themselves or others. What is next? Saying that people who can’t drive well or fail a math...
  • Mother of Boy Killed by Illegal Alien to Congress: “Your silence speaks volumes”

    07/21/2015 1:54:12 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7-21-15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Despite our unprecedentedly generous legal immigration system, the American people are constantly lectured about the need to grant more benefits to illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants likely have more outside political capital than any other groups per capita in this country. Their voices are always heard, even though they have no right to be in this country to begin with. Yet, few politicians ever give voice to the people for whom they are sworn to protect – American citizens – who suffer from the infinite cost of illegal immigration. This represents one of the most immoral dichotomies of our time –...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Request for protective order in Freddie Gray case (in Baltimore) denied

    07/21/2015 7:41:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 21, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    A judge has denied the request of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to keep attorneys in the Freddie Case from publicizing evidence before the trial. Mosby, who is prosecuting six police officers in Gray's death, wanted a court hearing to argue for a protective order that would bar the release of any evidence — or, if the officers' attorneys agreed, to post all of it online. Mosby said she was concerned that the defense attorneys would leak only evidence that supported their clients' defense, jeopardizing the ability to conduct a fair trial.
  • $2800/month To Live In Oakland, CA - Where Cops Say Don't Bother Calling If Your Car Is Stolen

    07/21/2015 2:10:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/21/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Over the last 5 years, rent costs in the city of Oakland have doubled. At $2,807 per month it more expensive to live in Oakland now than it was in SanFrancisco in 2012, so one would expect the city to have 'cleaned up', and 'be safer'? However, as SFGate reports, the city laid off 80 officers today to help eliminate a $30.5 million budget deficit, prompting the department to announce that officers would no longer be dispatched to take reports for most nonviolent crimes. "With current levels of staffing, we are unable to respond to many lower-priority calls," said...
  • National Group Gives Michigan a ‘D’ for Forfeiture Laws

    07/21/2015 7:46:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    The national grassroots group FreedomWorks, which has 6.9 million members and supports limited government, gives Michigan a “D” in a new report about civil asset forfeiture. The report card, “Civil Asset Forfeiture: Grading the States,” bases their ratings on the standard of proof the government must meet to forfeit property, who has the burden of proof (the state or the individual), and what percentage of forfeiture funds go to law enforcement. In explaining the grade for Michigan, the report says, “The standard of proof is too low; the government may forfeit property by showing a preponderance of the evidence. The...
  • No One Will Help You

    07/21/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by TheRightVoivode · 46 replies
    Free Northerner ^ | July 17 2015 | Free Northerner
    Going around is the story of a Democratic activist who encountered diversity on the subway and was culturally enriched with a folding knife. The Federalist goes on some kind of shaming rant of the beta males who watched his encounter with vibrancy, but this is misguided. The better question is why would we expect anyone to help? The freedom of self-defence has been under full-court attack, particularly by the progressive types of whom Sutherland was a part. If you read his blog and look at the voting record of the man he interned with, Sutherland was in favour of removing...
  • Ben Carson Is Talking About Guns Again, and He’s Clarifying a Very Important Point(t)

    07/21/2015 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Fred Lucas
    Any doubts Ben Carson left about his commitment to the Second Amendment stemmed from “political inexperience,” the famed neurosurgeon told TheBlaze. Carson, who is among the leading Republican presidential candidates in most polls, said in 2013 shortly after the public began calling for him to run for president, that the right to own a semi-automatic weapon depended on whether someone lived in a rural or populated area.
  • ‘NO COMMENT': NBC COVERS UP EVIDENCE OF IMMIGRATION CRIME WAVE

    07/20/2015 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 20,2015 | by JULIA HAHN
    Tomorrow, the Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Americans who lost loved ones to criminal alien violence. On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd made a declaration that would surprise these devastated families: “We couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.” Apparently neither Mr. Todd nor his research staff ever thought to look up the government’s own 2011 report on criminal alien activity, published by the Government Accountability Office. The 2011 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report documents crimes committed by foreign alien nationals inside the United States. It counts as an alien any immigrant who...
  • Detroit police warning: Gang of rapists robbing couples, sexually assaulting women

    07/19/2015 2:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jonathan Carlson
    Detroit police are searching for suspects in two sexual assaults Thursday night. Both happened in the same area on Detroit's west side. A man and woman, both in their early twenties, were walking near West McNichols, three blocks east of Wyoming on Detroit's west side when they were confronted by six men with bad intentions. Police say the couple was dragged around the back of a nearby building, stripped of their clothes, robbed, and the woman sexually assaulted. A short time later, two men struck again, pulling the same tactic with another young couple. Forcing the male companion to watch...
  • Download new research on concealed carry laws here: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across US: 2015

    07/19/2015 10:00:44 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | July 13, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Abstract: Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year. Among the findings in our report: -- The number of concealed handgun permits is increasing at an ever- increasing rate. Over the past year, 1.7 million additional new permits have been issued – a 15.4% increase in just one single year. This is the largest ever single-year increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. -- 5.2% of the total adult population has a permit. -- Five states now have more than 10% of their...
  • Guess Who’s Getting Big Bucks from Planned Parenthood?

    07/19/2015 8:03:38 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    The Federalist Papers.org ^ | July 19,2015 | By Russ Hepler
    We know that Planned Parenthood receives about half a billion dollars of U.S. taxpayer money each year. Most states also give the state Planned Parenthood affiliates millions of tax dollars annually. Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of choice for Planned Parenthood employees, according to campaign financial records released Wednesday. The former secretary of state collected nearly $10,000 from nine individuals who work for the country’s largest abortion provider, including from several high ranking executives at the billion-dollar operation. The first quarter fundraising total nearly matches the amount Clinton received over the course of her previous three political runs. But...
  • Wesley Clark Suggests Internment Camps For ‘Radicalized’ Citizens

    07/19/2015 4:53:21 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 74 replies
    Alan Colmes ^ | July 18, 2015 | John Amato
    I've always liked Wes Clark. I interviewed him in 2005, when the topic of torture was new and fresh in our minds and he told me how disappointed he was in Dick Cheney. Our cell phone connection was horrible, but he called me back from the airport. I say this because when I watched this segment I was as totally shocked as Digby was. I hope he rethinks his position after he listens to what he actually said. He's talking about bringing back WWII Japanese style internment camps to America, which has always been a blight on US history.
  • ‘Black lives matter,’ claim black leaders, but apparently only when the culprits are white

    07/18/2015 11:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily ^ | July 17, 2015 | Shavana Abruzzo
    Crime makes people angry and distrustful. It collapses communities and fuels divisions. It also allows agitators — such as the black-lives-matter crew — to cherry-pick depredations and ignore the bigger picture: • Black teens are 4.5 times more likely to die from homicide than non-Hispanic whites, concluded a 2014 study at Northwestern University into death rates in delinquent youth. Stanley Steemer • Black Americans make up around 13 percent of the population, but committed more than half of all homicides recorded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1980 and 2008. Yet the black-lives-matter mob couldn’t care less. It is...
  • Gun Control: The Killer’s Best Friend

    07/17/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    Abdulazeez shot his victims in a ‘gun-free zone,’ which is a useful illustration of the absurdity of gun-control laws: we constrain conscientious Americans but offer free rein to killers. [..] Surely, we are in for a new round of emotional pleas for more gun-control laws. And, helpfully, in this week’s Newsweek cover story by Kurt Eichenwald we already have a compendium of muddled and misleading anti-Second Amendment talking points that dominate the Left these days. The confusion begins with headline, which is based on an absurd premise, and bleeds into the lead: Let’s start with an undeniable truth: In the...
  • Donald Trump’s false comments connecting Mexican immigrants and crime

    07/16/2015 1:47:09 PM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 60 replies
    washington post ^ | July 8 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” –Real estate mogul Donald Trump, presidential announcement speech, June 16, 2015
  • Obama: ‘We Take All Shootings Very Seriously’

    07/16/2015 3:44:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 16, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    President Obama spoke in the aftermath of the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee moments ago, saying that although law enforcement officials didn’t know all the details, it appeared that a “lone gunman” carried out the attacks. “We take all shootings very seriously,” Obama said. “Obviously when you have an attack on a U.S. military facility then we have to make sure we have all the information necessary to make an assessment in terms of how this attack took place.”
  • Concealed-carry handgun permits soar as murder rate drops, study claims

    07/16/2015 2:30:25 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Fox News
    A report from a prominent economist finds that the number of permits to carry concealed handguns has skyrocketed by 178 percent in the last eight years, even as the murder rate has dropped. The figures, cited in a study by the Philadelphia-based Crime Prevention Research Center, is evidence that legally-possessed handguns deter crime, rather than contribute to it, according to the center's president, John Lott, an author and Fox News contributor who has held teaching and research positions at Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Yale and the University of Chicago. He said the huge increase in the number of permits issued...
  • Burglaries Up More than 30 Percent in Parts of Williamsburg (NYC), Police Say

    07/16/2015 10:57:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Serena Dai
    EAST WILLIAMSBURG — Burglaries have jumped more than 30 percent in East and South Williamsburg this year — driven by people breaking into businesses overnight and taking cash, according to local police. There have been nearly 170 burglaries between the beginning of the year and July 5 in the 90th precinct, up 31 percent from the same period last year. Many of the burglaries happened in May and June, with mostly commercial burglaries contributing to the rise, said Inspector Mark DiPaolo, commanding officer of the 90th Precinct. "It's been a trend for most of the year," DiPaolo said. "We'll make...
  • Tim McGraw’s Gun Control Fundraiser Coming Up this Friday

    07/16/2015 9:40:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/15/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Through this kind of decision making, McGraw also supported the campaign of gun control candidate Barack Obama in 2008. He told People Magazine: It’s innate in me to be a blue-dog Democrat. I’m not saying I’m right or wrong, but that’s what I am. My wife and I and our family will do everything we can to support Obama. I like his ideas, I like his energy, and I like the statement he would make for our country to the world.
  • Sheriff Mims Discusses New I.C.E. Program At Fresno Jail (ICE screening before release)

    07/16/2015 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 2 replies
    KMPH ^ | July 16 2015 | Misti Reed
    Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims was featured on Fox & Friends early Thursday morning. She discussed her recent implementation of a pilot program to help reduce crime in Fresno County. Sheriff Mims joined Great Day with Kim Stephens and Kopi Sotiropulos shortly after the interview with the Fox News Channel to talk more about this program. The Sheriff partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the Fresno Jail. The program began June 22, 2015. Agents are stationed at the jail, monitoring undocumented immigrants coming into and leaving the facility. The agents are looking for "Level 1" and "Level 2"...
  • The United States Under Obama: A Criminal Haven For Our Enemies!

    07/16/2015 6:44:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/16/15 | Leigh Bravo
    At what point will our Congress take the necessary steps to stop the actions of Obama while he does everything within his power to protect, support and empower our enemies? President Obama and Secretary of State, John Kerry agreed and signed a deal with Iran. Just yesterday, Iran citizens and their leader were burning the American flag and shouting death to America and death to Israel. Why would our President and Secretary of State, who are in charge of protecting the American citizens agree to such a bad deal? Because they believe, “Iran has the right to a peaceful Nuclear...