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  • Democrats unveil M4BL bill to defund police, give reparations, abolish ICE, DEA, and more

    07/09/2020 3:20:12 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 89 replies
    American Military News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Laura Widener
    House Democrats plan to introduce a new bill to defund police departments, establish reparations for Blacks and victims of police brutality, abolish federal law enforcement agencies, and more. Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley unveiled the BREATHE Act, which has not yet been introduced in the House, calling it “a new vision for public safety.” The bill was created by the Movement for Black Lives, a self-proclaimed abolitionist, anti-capitalist group, who also participated in its unveiling.
  • It’s Happening: Americans Turn to Trump as Democrats Continue to Embrace Lawlessness, Defunding Police, Ongoing Street Violence

    07/08/2020 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/08/20 | Jim Hoft
    New polling confirms Americans are not as crazy and clueless as their mainstream media. Despite all the media BS about peaceful protests, Americans are not so willing to go along with ripping down all the statues of heroes and saints, burning and looting the business districts and threats to abolish the police. According to a new poll by Democracy Institute the fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests and riots will win President Trump his reelection.
  • Far-Left’s ‘BREATHE Act’ Calls on States to Expand Voting to ‘Undocumented People’

    07/08/2020 12:54:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    The far left, led by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), is championing a reform measure dubbed the “BREATHE Act,” which contains a slew of radical proposals, including the call to incentivize states to pass laws that expand voting access, allowing “local and State resident voting for undocumented people.” The proposal, drafted in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives, aims to overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system, providing a range of radical changes — from defunding the police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to establishing a commission tasked with designing reparations for victims of “mass criminalization.”...
  • Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    07/07/2020 4:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown
    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed. Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group's trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but...
  • Stanford doctor says majority of hospitalizations in Texas 'have nothing to do with COVID-19'

    07/07/2020 11:38:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 07, 2020 | Emma Colton
    A doctor at Stanford University said the spike in hospital patients in Texas has "nothing to do with COVID-19.” Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the former chief of neuroradiology at the university’s medical center, joined Fox News’s The Story on Monday and said the public should not panic about the spike in hospitalizations. When I looked at every single hospital area in Texas today, 15-20% of people in the hospital as inpatients are COVID-positive patients. That means 80-85% have nothing to do with COVID-19. And the same thing goes with some of these...
  • NM Civil Guard is marching forward, despite calls to stand down (A local civilian militia)

    07/05/2020 4:01:01 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 63 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 4, 2020 | Matthew Reisen
    WAGON WHEEL – Bryce Provance scratches combat formations into the dry earth as four others – camouflaged in bulletproof helmets and vests – watch intently. Each man holds a high-powered rifle tight to his body with a pistol and several magazines often ready on his hip. You would never guess it by looking at them, but they’re thousands of miles from the nearest battlefield. These are members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, the group that made international headlines for its heavily armed presence at an Albuquerque protest that culminated in a shooting last month. “The world is a scary...
  • Family Wins Fight With Coronavirus Bureaucracy To Bury An American War Hero

    07/04/2020 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 4, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    The ask from Phillip was simple: I will watch from the parking lot with my wife and our four children if we must, but please let my sister-in-law, her family, and my parents bury my brother. At noon on Thursday, the Velasquez family followed Joseph’s casket out of French funeral home in Albuquerque, New Mexico on its way to meet the escort. Draped in the American flag and on the side of the volunteer biker’s chopper hearse, he’s a hard man to miss even aside from the police honor guard — and before the long line of motorcyclists waiting on...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • 'BLACK OLIVES MATTER' Outrage after restaurant twists ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest slogan

    07/20/2016 7:45:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 130 replies
    The Sun ^ | 07/20/16 | Staff
    Paisano’s Italian restaurant was accused of making a joke in poor taste against the “Black Lives Matter” protest when it shared the “Black Olives Matter Try Our Tapenade” slogan out the front of its Alburquerque, New Mexico, premises. People have taken to social media to slam the slogan, with Claudia Sanchez writing: “As a woman of color I find your posting offensive and in very bad taste. “You simply wish to rub salt in an ugly festering wound which evil minded people refuse to allow to heal. The civilized world no longer has any tolerance for your hateful public display...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge (Win)

    06/29/2020 8:39:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | Border Report
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving construction of 145 miles (233 kilometers) of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of...
  • Anti-immigration Hispanics speak out

    10/20/2007 7:26:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 180+ views
    star-telegram ^ | 10/18/07 | PATRICK McGEE
    At an anti-deportation march in Irving on Saturday, one of the leaders told the mostly Hispanic crowd, "We want to send a message that there is no division in our community. We are one." But some Hispanics were there to undermine that statement and demonstrate a sticking point in the immigration debate: Many Hispanics are among the strongest opponents of illegal immigration. "We've been here 38 years, and we deserve to be here, not some illegal immigrants," said Eva Hinojosa, whose parents were from Mexico. "They should go back to their own country; they don't belong here." She and her...
  • Split-Second Justice as U.S. Cracks Down on Border Crossers

    02/11/2014 1:27:19 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 11, 2014 | FERNANDA SANTOS
    TUCSON — “My record is 30 minutes,” Magistrate Judge Bernardo P. Velasco of Federal District Court here said one afternoon, describing the speed with which he had sealed the fates of a batch of 70 migrants caught sneaking into the country. Each of the accused had 25 seconds, give or take, to hear the charges against him, enter a plea and receive a sentence. This is a part of the battle against illegal immigration that many Americans have never heard of. Known as Operation Streamline, it is the core of a federal program that operates in three border states, using...
  • Trump can't divert military funds for border wall, federal appeals court says

    06/26/2020 11:33:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2020 | Priscilla Alvarez
    The Trump administration doesn't have the authority to divert Pentagon funds to construct additional barriers on the US-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, days after President Donald Trump's visit to a section of the wall in Arizona. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that the transfer of $2.5 billion circumvented Congress, which holds the authority to appropriate money.
  • Propaganda aimed at Self Defense in Albuquerque Shooting

    06/23/2020 5:45:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In New Mexico, on June 15, the police were pulled back, refusing to arrest people as they attempted to destroy public property. Leftist media called the situation a protest. It was a propaganda event meant to intimidate and demoralize. Residents of the area, including local militia members, attempted to prevent the destruction of the statue.  Mindful of a hostile, leftist media, armed militia members were careful not to engage in violence, or to be baited by leftist agitators.Steven Baca, a former political candidate, was videoed scuffling with leftists who were working to destroy the statue. He appears to have taken...
  • Judge releases man tied to shooting in Old Town (ABQ NM Onate statue self-defense shooting)

    06/22/2020 1:35:12 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 22, 2020 | Edmundo Carrillo
    A man who faces several battery charges stemming from a protest in Albuquerque earlier this month has been released on his own recognizance. Bernalillo County District Court Judge Charles Brown released Steven Ray Baca, 31, Monday morning. Brown said he believed Baca posed a danger to the community, but also said that there were conditions of release that could keep the community safe. Baca is required to report to Pretrial Services, cannot possess firearms and cannot go to any protests while the charges are pending. Baca is charged with one count of aggravated battery, a felony, two counts of misdemeanor...
  • Border Wall System Update (as of 22 Jun 20)

    06/22/2020 8:33:11 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 22 June 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    216 miles completed, 339 miles under construction, 183 miles under pre-construction. (738 Total)
  • N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Off to a Slow Start.

    06/21/2020 7:11:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-21-20 | Sharon Otterman
    New York City’s ambitious contact-tracing program, a crucial initiative in the effort to curb the coronavirus, has gotten off to a worrisome start just as the city’s reopening enters a new phase on Monday, with outdoor dining, in-store shopping and office work resuming. The city has hired 3,000 disease detectives and case monitors, who are supposed to identify anyone who has come into contact with the hundreds of people who are still testing positive for the virus in the city every day. But the first statistics from the program, which began on June 1, indicate that tracers are often unable...
  • Trump expected to sign executive order expanding immigration restrictions

    06/20/2020 3:21:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20 2020 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump is expected to sign an expansion of immigration restrictions in the coming days in response to the economic downturn from the coronavirus pandemic -- an order that will reportedly suspend a number of guest worker programs. Trump signed an order in April suspending some forms of immigration, citing “the impact of foreign workers on the United States labor market, particularly in an environment of high domestic unemployment and depressed demand for labor” as a reason for the restriction, as well as pressures on health care and other factors. That order suspended, for 60 days, green cards for immigrants...
  • Attorney: Man shot at statue protest may sue city, APD (ABQ NM)

    06/20/2020 2:18:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 53 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 19, 2020 | Elise Kaplan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The law firm representing the man who was shot during a protest against the statue of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate in Old Town on Monday night has sent a letter to city and county agencies announcing its intention to file suit on his behalf and asking that evidence be preserved. The tort claims notice was sent to the city and the Albuquerque Police Department and includes the possible claims of negligence resulting in battery; conspiracy to violate civil rights, violations of the rights to equal protection, substantive due process, and right to peacefully assemble; denial of...
  • Charge dropped against suspected shooter of New Mexico statue protester

    06/18/2020 8:32:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A New Mexico prosecutor on Wednesday dropped a shooting charge against a man suspected of shooting a protester in New Mexico, stressing the need for further investigation after “rumors on social media” emerged about the incident. Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez dropped an initial aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge against Steven Baca, a 31-year-old former City Council candidate, after online images emerged showing the protester Scott Williams, 39, holding what is rumored to be a knife before he was allegedly shot by Baca, Reuters reported. “There have been rumors on social media about what transpired in the...