Two more things to know about Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wants authority to issue 2nd stay-at-home order

Houston ABC affiliate KTRK reports that Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has started to seek the authority to issue another stay-at-home order.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is fighting for the authority to issue another stay-at-home order after local officials lifted the previous one, trusting people would take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We need folks to stay home. We need folks to be part of this effort and work together as a community for the sake of our health, our economy, and all our neighbors,” said Hidalgo.

Ultimately, Gov. Greg Abbott has the final say on if she can do that.

“We have to be patient and have a more sustainable reopening, so that we can have more economic opportunity over the long haul instead of having this situation where we’re bouncing between open and closed, which ultimately leads to lost confidence in the economy,” said Hidalgo.

Harris County sent a public safety alert on Friday to people’s phones to announce that the county was elevated to a level one threat.

“We did issue an alert today because we want to make sure every resident in this county knows that we are now in red alert, the highest threat level for COVID-19 in this community, and we don’t want anybody to miss that,” said Hidalgo. “We need every single person on board with this effort.”

Abbott announced Friday that bars had to close, restaurants needed to reduce to 50 percent capacity, gatherings of 100 people or more would need special permission and rafting and tubing businesses had to close.

He later said he regretted allowing bars to reopen.

(Read more drivel about how the press blames bars — instead of 60K protesting — for the COVID-19 resurgence at KTRK)

In a fitting turn of events, Lina Hidalgo has been self-quarantining due to possible exposure during the Floyd George riots

As reported by Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, Lina Hidalgo announced that she is self-quarantining.

However, if she really were “of the people,” then she would go without pay for the multiple weeks it takes to get two negative COVID-19 test results. Additionally, she would rely on friends (or deliveries she cannot afford) for her food — while she remains a pariah, locked behind doors.

Mexico as a source of the second wave


An influx from highly-infected Mexico fuels the “Second Wave”

The Federation for American Immigration Reform has published a report pointing to an influx of human trafficking from COVID-19 infected countries.

Texas is said to be experiencing a second wave of coronavirus infections, and reporters are looking everywhere for clues to the cause – everywhere except south of the border.

COVID cases are rising again in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Border communities in the Rio Grande Valley are also seeing increases. One health official called the trend line “absolutely apocalyptic.”

Media coverage zeroed in on the state’s gradual return to business as usual, speculating that re-opened hair salons and gyms are driving up caseloads. Certainly a resumption of public gatherings – with and without masks – has increased chances for spreading the virus.

Coronavirus cases in Mexico are soaring

But while politicians admonished citizens to mask up and complained of “stress on the healthcare system,” not a word was uttered about the ongoing influx of migrants from Mexico and Central America, where COVID cases are now soaring. The border represents an additional risk that should not be ignored, along with the inherent risks associated with reopening many businesses and people who fail to take proper precautions against contracting or spreading the virus.

Sharing 2,000 miles of border with Mexico, Texas is a prime destination. Even with the Trump administration’s ban on “non-essential” travel across the border, 2,766,122 legal crossings were tallied at three Texas ports of entry in March (the latest month for which data were available). Unknown numbers of illegal aliens continue to enter via other routes.

The White House is just now exploring the possibility that travel from Mexico may be contributing to the new wave of coronavirus infections. (Somewhat disingenuously, the liberal Migration Policy Institute tweaked the administration for imposing “mobility limitations not on grounds of health risk, but to protect jobs.”)

“My strong suspicion is that sick Mexican citizens (and maybe Central Americans and migrants of other nationalities) are illegally entering the United States to use American hospitals because their governments have failed them,” Todd Bensman, of the Center of Immigration Studies, wrote this month. Implicit in Bensman’s observation is that taxpayers in these border regions are left with the bills.

Bensman’s theory remains theoretical because neither the news media nor healthcare providers report COVID patients’ immigration status. The media’s failure to pursue relevant lines of inquiry merely raises more doubts.

“American voters and citizens can and should argue that human decency and Hippocratic oaths require that America care for illegally present non-citizens who need help,” Bensman states. “But American voters also should have a chance to counter that Mexico should be entirely responsible for the consequential fallout from its policy choices and that its government expand facilities for its own sick citizens.”

(Read more at FAIR)

Thank God for 200 miles completed of southern border wall

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show for letting his listening audience know about this, I ran across this article the same morning that Chris mentioned it.

It only stands to reason that a once-porous border on our Southern side would present problems when COVID-19 has hit record levels south of the border.

Thank heavens that 200 miles of the border wall have been completed, making it that much more difficult to enter the U.S. through the Southern border illegally.

Mexico Continues to Break Daily Coronavirus Death Record

Breitbart reports that Mexico continues to break its daily coronavirus death record as of 4 June 2020.

coronavirus-mexico-1-day.Despite starting a gradual return to normal activities this week, Mexico recorded the most Coronavirus fatalities in one day. Mexico ranks seventh in the world for deaths and fourteenth for cases.

During their daily news conference, Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez Gatell and his staff revealed that Mexico currently has 101,238 confirmed cases and another 44,869 undergoing testing. The nation has recorded 11,729 fatalities tied to the virus.

The government figures show that Mexico recorded 1,092 fatalities in one day, the most to date. Mexico also recorded the most new daily cases with 3,912.

Mexico still ranks high globally despite admitting to undercounts. The nation has only conducted a total of 303,461 tests.

(Read more at Breitbart)

With this in mind, what is Lina Hidalgo doing to stop the spread from highly-infected Mexico?

Does Lina Hidalgo stop the gathering of day laborers at street corners? Does she require social distancing among those groups? The answers to these questions are: “No” and “no.”

However, does she mandate that all people in Harris county wear masks and, if they don’t, she will fine businesses where those maskless people shop? The answer is yes. Of course, Democrats want to kill business.

Lina Hidalgo did everything she could to release prisoners from the Harris county jail. Likewise, Kim Ogg has worked to release over 344 felons. Additionally, she released 800 protesters (including who knows how many of whom had broken windows at stores downtown). So, it seems that all of these Democrats have given George Soros his dollars worth by promoting his anti-America agenda.

Even the New York Times recognizes the threat of Mexico and the coronavirus

Coronavirus jumps the border, overwhelming hospitals in California

The New York Times reports on California hospitals being overwhelmed by Mexican patients coming over the border for treatment.

Healthcare worker and security guard in triage area.

For 32 years, Judy Cruz has cared for patients who showed up in the emergency room in the arid, agrarian valley that straddles Mexico along the California border.

There have been bad flu seasons that caused hospitalizations to spike; weekends when off-road vehicle collisions in the desert resulted in traumatic injuries and scorching summer days when overheated farm workers required intensive resuscitation. Among the patients was always a smattering of Americans who lived across the border.

“We are a teeny tiny hospital but have always been able to manage, calling in staff on their days off or transferring one or two patients out a day to bigger facilities,” said Ms. Cruz, director of the emergency department of the El Centro Regional Medical Center. “We’d get a surge for 24 or 48 hours that required all hands on the deck.”

Then came the coronavirus.

The hospital, which has a 20-bed intensive-care unit, has been overwhelmed with ailing residents of the Imperial Valley, as well as Americans and U.S. green card holders fleeing overcrowded clinics and hospitals in Mexicali, a city of 1.1 million on the other side of the border.

To alleviate the pressure, hospitals in nearby San Diego and Riverside counties began accepting transfers in April. But the intensifying crisis prompted California last week to activate an extraordinary response, enlisting hospitals as far north as Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Sacramento to accept patients from this remote southeastern corner of the state.

Last week, a patient was being transferred from the hospital in El Centro every two to three hours, compared to 17 in an entire month before the Covid-19 pandemic, Ms. Cruz said on a recent morning as a helicopter prepared to airlift a patient and five ambulances dropped off patients near a trio of tents erected outside the hospital to triage new arrivals.

The swelling numbers of Covid-19 patients entering the United States from Mexico comes as many parts of California have pushed down their infection rates, enabling many counties to lift stay-at-home restrictions and reopen businesses.

“We worked hard to flatten the curve in California,” said Carmela Coyle, president of the California Hospital Association, who issued an appeal to hospital systems across the state for help. “Now we have a surge in the Imperial Valley because the situation is so severe in Mexicali.”

Other parts of the border, including San Diego County, also have been scrambling with a wave of patients from Baja California, the state adjacent to California. Border towns in Arizona are experiencing an increase in infections that health officials believe is tied to people coming in from Sonora state.

“Our E.R. is used to receiving patients from Mexico for things like complications from bariatric surgery and plastic surgery, and alternative cancer care, but this pandemic has brought a whole different dynamic,” said Juan Tovar, physician operations executive at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, across the border from Tijuana, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.

“We’re seeing Covid patients arrive at our E.R. who are very ill, whose disease has progressed to an advanced stage because care wasn’t readily available in Baja California,” he said.

The border influx is likely the reason that Chula Vista has more cases per capita than San Diego, a city five times larger.

Chris Van Gorder, the president of Scripps Health, a nonprofit health system in San Diego, reported that nearly half of virus patients who checked into the Chula Vista hospital between May 24 and May 30 had recently been in Mexico. That share rose to 60 percent between May 31 and June 2.

(Read more at the New York Times)

So will Lina Hidalgo blockade Mexico?

Will common sense reign and will Democrats work together with Republicans to stop a health crisis from migrating up from Mexico? My bet is that the Democrats do not care about the health of the nation to the degree that they care about socialism and their advocacy groups.

Democrats’ answer to crime


In Mayor de Blasio’s New York City, 103 arrests does not mean jail

Lifezette comments on de Blasio’s New York, where a man can get 103 arrests without being jailed.

de BlasioIn Marxist Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City, a career criminal with more than 100 arrests to his name can walk the streets freely even after he is arrested for cruelly shoving a 92-year-old woman into a Manhattan fire hydrant, thus leaving his victim too scared to walk alone in her own neighborhood.

Crime like this is rampant in Mayor de Blasio’s New York City. What does the mayor do about it? This.

That move by Hizzoner will not help that elderly lady who was assaulted. She is a Bronx native named Geraldine, who spoke to the press on Tuesday with the condition her last name be withheld for reasons of safety. The NYPD arrested convicted sex offender Rashid Brimmage, 31, charging him with the attack on Geraldine. Within hours he was back on the street. The serial offender has been arrested 103 times since 2005 for crimes and sex offenses. Brimmage was convicted of sexual misconduct in 2012, then arrested for two sex offenses in 2014. In May of that year, he was busted for exposing and fondling himself on an East Harlem street and most recently, he was arrested March 9 in Manhattan and hit with criminal possession of a controlled substance, assault and attempted assault charges.

At the time of the attack, Brimmage had three open criminal cases in the city, according to court records. He was given a desk appearance ticket for the bust and ordered to return to court at the end of July. The mayor’s latest proposal to stop this kind of crime? Reallocating funds to social services—one version of “defund the police.”

(Read more at Lifezette)

This rings a similar bell to that entoned by Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg

District Attorney OggKim Ogg, the District Attorney who excels in releasing felons so that they can murder and murder again and who excelled further in releasing 800 “protesters” (including both those who walked into freeways and others who broke downtown windows).

Seattle CHOP shooting leaves one dead and one injured

Townhall comments on the Seattle CHOP shooting that left one dead and another wounded.

A picture of the location where a Black man was shot within CHOP.

A fatal shooting took place around 2:30 a.m. PST in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone. East Precinct officers responded to the call and attempted to locate the victim. According to the Seattle Police Department, “a violent crowd” kept officers from coming to the victims’ aid.

CHOP’s medics transported the two men that were shot Harborview Medical Center. When officers arrived at the hospital they were informed at one of the victims, a 19-year-old had succumbed to his injures. The other victim whose age is unknown is still at the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect or suspects are still on the run but police have no description.

“Homicide detectives responded and are conducting a thorough investigation, despite the challenges presented by the circumstances,” the police department said in a press release.

(Read more at Townhall)

What? No riots against the socialist rule under Black Lives Matter

Maybe, as with the continual deaths in the Black neighborhoods of Chicago, Black (and Hispanic) lives really don’t matter to the socialists at Black Lives Matter. Oddly, it seems that a Black man has been killed in CHOP and nobody in Black Lives Matter are rioting, burning, or screaming.

Poll: 71% of Washington D.C. police are considering leaving

In the city that created Black Lives Matter Plaza just blocks from the White House, a poll finds 71% of Washington D.C. police are considering leaving the force, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Nearly three-fourths of Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a poll that they are considering leaving the force amid a police reform bill recently passed by the D.C. Council.

The proposal would require law enforcement body camera footage to be released to the public more quickly following a police-related shooting and would restrict when officers can use lethal force. It also would prohibit the department from purchasing military-style equipment from the federal government.

Local lawmakers stopped an attempt by one council member at large who proposed to limit the size of the force and cap it at 3,500 from its current size of 3,863. However, several hundred on the force revealed to the D.C. Police Union, which represents 3,600 Washington officers, detectives, and sergeants, that they are looking to leave anyway.

According to the survey of 600 local law enforcement members, of the 71% considering leaving, 25% may retire earlier than planned, 35% are seeking jobs at other law enforcement agencies, and 39% are considering leaving law enforcement altogether.

Additionally, 96% of those members polled said they believe crime will increase, and 88% said officer safety will plunge.

“The D.C. Police Union remains steadfastly committed to important discussions on police reform and is always willing to be on the cutting edge of responsible and professional policing, but the idea that our department has systemic racism which manifests itself in brutality and civil rights violations is preposterous,” the D.C. Police Union said in a statement, adding that the Metropolitan Police Department has been at the “forefront of police reform for 20 years.”

“This legislation will cause an exodus of our best police officers and make hiring and retaining qualified employees next to impossible,” the union added.

The survey also found that 98.7% of those polled agreed with D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham that D.C. Council members have “completely abandoned the police.”

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Considering that the Mayor of D.C. has followed every socialist trend, maybe it will be the next Seattle

Either D.C. or New York seem to have everything needed to be the next Seattle. Like Mayor Jenny of Seattle, de Blasio of New York and Bowser of D.C. have capitulated on multiple fronts.

Bowser created the Black Lives Matter Plaza just blocks off of the White House, changed names of streets, and has “Black Lives Matter” painted on streets.

Mayor de Blasio has spearheaded bail reform (although he admits that it has resulted in a drastic increase in violent crime), has plans to rename streets to “Black Lives Matter”, placed COVID-19 positive patients by the thousands in nursing homes (resulting in catastrophic deaths in those nursing homes), and wasted BILLIONS on pet projects while over-taxing the base.

However, I should not dump on New York and D.C. too much. It seems similar sentiments can be found in Atlanta, South Bend, Los Angeles, New York, Hallandale, FL, Atlanta, and Houston.

Minneapolis: 1 dead and 11 injured in one shooting. How is defunding the police working out?

Minneapolis Public Radio reports 1 dead and 11 wounded in a shooting.

Minneapolis_shootingOne man died and 11 other people were injured in a shooting early Sunday along Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

Minneapolis police reported they received 911 calls at 12:37 a.m. reporting several people shot on the 2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South, just north of Lake Street. It’s the commercial center of the Uptown neighborhood, lined with bars, restaurants and retailers.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that individuals on foot started shooting in the mid-2900 block of Hennepin Avenue South and proceeded north. People scattered and suspects fled,” police said in a news release issued shortly after 4 a.m.

The victims were transported to hospitals by ambulance and private vehicle. All are adults. The name of the man who died has not yet been released.

There were no suspects in custody of 4 a.m. Sunday. Further details on the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately available.

“We are in the infancy of this investigation, so at this point, we don’t know what truly led up to this shooting,” Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder told MPR News.

Elder said five detectives are investigating the incident, interviewing witnesses and gathering any surveillance video that may have captured the shooting.

Photographs posted to social media showed windows at the Landmark Uptown Theatre and another storefront shot out.

Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene. Small crowds of people gathered, with some crouched over victims lying on the pavement before police officers on bicycles showed up to attend to them.

There has been a rash of gun violence in Minneapolis in recent days. Police said at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire in the city in five incidents from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

(Read this at Minneapolis Public Radio)

That’s not all, more has fallen on unprotected citizens

In an other story, seven other people from Minneapolis were shot outside a bar.

Additionally, eight people were shot and one stabbed within three hours in Minneapolis.

It really sounds like this “defund the police” idea has really gotten off on the wrong foot. So far, I have not read a single report mentioning a social worker saving the day.

Open Letter To The Black Community – Part 1



From the desk of Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Dear Fellow Americans (of African descent):

I write to you with great concern for the future of our country and the black community. Like most Americans, I too am angry over the killing of George Floyd. His death was a monstrous act, and former police officer Derek Chauvin deserves to have the full weight of the law brought against him. If the video we witnessed is accurate, Mr. Chauvin must be imprisoned for a long time.

However, my sadness reaches well beyond this single tragedy. The riots, looting and violence which have occurred in cities across the country will not reform, heal, unify or improve the lives and safety of black Americans. In fact, these actions are radically regressive and self-destructive.

Black businesses are burned down, the owners are assaulted and essential grocery stores and pharmacies are destroyed. Cops and innocent bystanders are victimized and killed. The irony is that the victims are primarily those for whom the rioters claim to be seeking justice. History teaches us that communities wracked by riots and looting do not recover easily, if at all. They tend to become more impoverished and dangerous than they were before the upheaval.

The Proverb says, “where there is no vision, the people perish.” The last time curfews were necessary to quell violence across the country was fifty-two years ago in 1968. A half a century later, we face the same destructive reaction to racial grievance. It will not lead to one black child getting a better education. Not one black worker will get a better job, and not one inner city family will live in a safer community. If police departments are defunded, as Black Lives Matter is demanding, look for an outbreak of crime and violence in the inner city like nothing we have ever witnessed before.

The purpose of peaceful protests should be to secure a better life for those trapped by inner-city violence, drugs, gangs, and lack of educational and economic opportunity. If we are having the same violent protests over the same issues with the same negative consequences as 50 years ago, something is wrong with our approach.

There is a way out of this vicious cycle, but it is hard medicine. Black citizens must stop voting for a political party that espouses nothing more than racial demagoguery. Al Sharpton, a proven charlatan with zero credibility, is trotted out to speak for the victims. No solutions are offered and no long term progress is ever made. Social and racial justice are popular slogans, but they are not a strategy for improving the lives of people.

Education has been used to uplift every demographic group that has come to America. However, inner city children whose ancestors are among the earliest to arrive on this continent, are trapped in failing schools. Educational choice offers a real solution, but black Democratic politicians block it at every turn. They send their children to the finest schools available while leaving the children of their constituents trapped in dead-end institutions.

Their betrayal doesn’t end with education. These black politicians go to church every Sunday, and some of them are pastors. Yet they disregard the sin of abortion and its impact on the black community. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was a rabid racist who admired Adolph Hitler and consorted with the Ku Klux Klan. She would have liked to exterminate black people, but satisfied herself with suppressing the growth of the black population through abortion. When eugenics proved unmarketable, she changed her brand to “planned parenthood” which sounds benign unless you know the truth. With the full cooperation of many black leaders, Sanger’s genocide against the black community continues to this day.

Finally, the single greatest social problem facing the black community is the destruction of the nuclear family. The out-of-wedlock birth rate has exploded to 72%. In some cities such as Richmond, Virginia it is 80%. The young men, born to single mothers, unwanted by their fathers, grow up with anger and abandonment issues. Desperately wanting to be wanted, they are easy recruits into a brotherhood of gangs, crime and violence. The streets are an outlet for their anger.

Leftists complain that the criminal justice system tracks young black men from the school house to the jail house. But the “progressive” welfare policies of the Democrat Party put them on that track. Instead of encouraging stable, two-parent families, they incentivize single, female-headed households. They’ve been doing this since the 1960s, with horrific results.

Where is the plan for reversing the crisis of these communities? Where is the vision for a better future? Democratic leaders have led the black community to the brink of destruction with no hope for a better life. The black Democrat elites on the other hand experience the best America has to offer while leaving their fellow black citizens utterly hopeless.

Living posh lives, these so called black leaders and their white leftist counterparts tell black voters to hate and fear Donald Trump because he is their problem. He is the enemy. His rhetoric does at times make it easy for them to mischaracterize him. Nevertheless, Donald Trump has accomplished some remarkable things to benefit the black community. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) have faced financial hardship for decades, and he is the first president to provide a permanent funding solution.

He established Opportunity Zones for the inner cities to help spur economic development. He presided over an economy that saw the lowest unemployment rates ever for black and Hispanic Americans. He shepherded the Criminal Justice Reform Bill through Congress, correcting the legacy of the Clinton era overreaction to the crack cocaine epidemic.

President Trump is actually doing something about the problems the black community faces while Democrats do nothing.

Democrats hope that if they can keep black voters fixated on hating Donald Trump and the boogey man of racism, they won’t notice that the leaders they elected and the party they support are doing nothing. The voters won’t notice that over 7000 young black people die in inner city violence every year. They won’t notice the failing schools or the dropout rates. They won’t notice the the continuing decimation of the nuclear family, once the bedrock of the black community. The black Democrat politicians do not want black voters to notice that they are enriching themselves with blood money from Planned Parenthood. That organization kills around 400,000 black babies every year. The black population would be double what it is today were it not for the abortion industry and the Democrats they pay to keep quiet about the genocide.

It is time for black citizens to turn away from such corrupt leaders. It is time to denounce the rioting, violence and the anti-Christian philosophy of the Democratic Party which is only destroying black people.

We must come together with other citizens around a vision for the future of our community and our country that is rooted and grounded in faith. We’ve come this far by faith, but Democrats would have us burn the bridge that brought us over. That is suicide.

As America goes, so goes the black community. Black veterans fought under the same American Flag and took the same oath to the Constitution. While they did not always receive the respect and gratitude they were due, it is nonetheless true that no people of African heritage anywhere on earth are more free or better off than we who are blessed to be Americans. America is still the last best hope for all of us, regardless of race.

We cannot change the past. However, we can change the future. It is time to come together across all racial and cultural lines to renew the American vision of “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” It is within our grasp if we do not allow the radical elements among us to destroy it forever. We are at the precipice. There are those who would like to push us over the cliff into chaos. They think they will be there to pick up the pieces and create a socialist utopia, but history proves it will be a totalitarian nightmare.

Let us, as free black Americans, pull back from the precipice, push back against the anarchists and embrace the legacy of freedom, justice and hope for ourselves and the generations to follow.

Restoring America’s Vision,

Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr.

Bishop E.W. Jackson is the President and Founder of STAND – Staying True to America’s National Destiny; Presiding Bishop of The Called Church and host of The Awakening on American Family Radio.

For the original of this letter, go to

An updated list of those killed by Antifa at the George Floyd riots

With a hat tip to SFCMAC, here is a list of the 34 civilians and one law enforcement officer killed during various riots centering on the death of George Floyd.

Civilian Law enforcement
Calvin Horton, Jr. died in Minneapolis on 27 May, possibly as a result of having attempted the looting of a pawn shop. David Patrick Underwood was shot during a drive-by shooting of the federal courthouse in Oakland on 30 May. He is pictured above.
21-year-old un-named victim died in Detriot during the protests on 29 May
Barry Perkins died on 30 May in St. Louis after being run over by a FedEx truck that was fleeing from looters.
James Scurlock was shot on 30 May in Omaha as a bar owner had a scuffle with other protesters
Three people were shot and killed in Indianapolis on 30 May.
Chicago police reported 17 homicides in relation to a riot on 31 May.
David McAtee was shot on 1 June in Louisville, KY (though not participating in the protest)
Italia Marie Kelly was shot in Davenport, IA as she left the demonstration on 1 June.
Marquis M. Tousant was shot in Davenport, IA in violence near a jewelry store on 1 June.
Bystander Victor Cazares was shot in Cicero, IL on 1 July
Bystander Jose Gutierrez was shot in Cicero, IL on 1 July
Jorge Gomez was shot on 1 June in Las Vegas when he pointed his gun at police
A looter was shot in Philadelphia, PA on 2 June as he broke into a gun shop
A looter in Philadelphia died using an explosive devise on an ATM.
David Dorn was shot on 2 June in St. Louis while protecting a pawn shop. Mr. Dorn was a retired police captain.
Sean Monterrosa was shot on 2 June by police in Vallejo, CA when a hammer (tucked into his waist) was mistaken for a gun
Robert Forbes died from being struck by a car in Bakersfield, CA on 3 June

So, 34 civilians killed in riots.

A complete list of police injured and killed during the riots can be found at The Federalist.

Six wide exposures of Democrat hypocrisy

  1. a&b Gretchen Whitmer Violates Own Social Distancing Order During Protest, Chants ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’

Breitbart points out how Gretchen Whitmer violated her own social distancing order during a protest.

WhitmerOn Thursday morning, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told protesters to wear a mask and stay six feet apart. Later in the day, she appeared to violate her own rules.

“I encourage everyone who is protesting, if you are out demonstrating or out congregating at all, please wear a mask and please try to stay six feet away from others,” she said on Mojo In The Morning.

Whitmer, who is angling to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, participated in a protest in downtown Detroit over the death of George Floyd.

She marched along as the closely packed large group chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “This is what democracy looks like.”

Whitmer, wearing a cloth mask, was standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Bishop Charles Ellis and Lt. Gov. Garland Gilchrist.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This really proves the lockdown was about nothing but Democrat tyrrany

If people can now flock to the streets without social distancing or masks, then it seems that we have been provided yet one more example beyond Sweden’s lockdown-less proofs that we did not have to hide away for months.

Luckily even those in the New York Mag may have started to recognize the truths behind the backlash against the lockdown.

  1. a&b Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf marches with protesters after slamming business owners as cowardly, selfish for reopening

Breitbart shares a tale of Wolf’s hypocrisy where he marches for political gain after calling opening businesses “cowardly” and “selfish.”

WolfPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) joined a large gathering of protesters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, just weeks after slamming local leaders and business owners as “cowardly” for moving to reopen their counties and businesses outside of his far-reaching lockdown orders.

Wolf, who threatened business owners who signaled they would move to reopen their businesses outside of his guidelines, marched with protesters in Harrisburg on Wednesday, seemingly unbothered by the stark violations to his own orders.

Dauphin County, home of Harrisburg, moved to the yellow phase last week, which prohibits large gatherings of more than 25:

Photos show Wolf congregating with a large crowd, which is prohibited under the yellow phase of reopening. Another participant in the background can be seen holding a sign reading, “Blue Lives Murder”:

(Read more at Breitbart)

This goes to show us that anything beyond what Sweden’s precautions was wasted

Considering that Sweden never shut down its businesses or schools and had similar coronavirus results to similarly-sized Minnesota, this all seems to have been another exercise in “How can we ruin Trump” or a similar exercise.

  1. a Pelosi surrounds herself with guards when she goes to the protest

Breitbart reported that Nancy Pelosi surrounded herself with guards during a visit to the DC riot.

ComfortablySmugVideo from Wednesday afternoon shows Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) surrounded by guards as she walks near protesters.

In video published by CNN, Pelosi can be seen walking under heavy foliage, surrounded by men in suits, ties, and sunglasses.

The Hill described the men as Pelosi’s “security detail” and noted that Pelosi was walking among “a crowd of demonstrators outside the Capitol” when the video was taken.

Legislation in the House “banning police from using chokeholds and ending the Defense Department program that gives surplus military-grade weapons to local police departments” is expected soon.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This woman is nothing but a walking contradiction of Democrat values

Nancy Pelosi: The woman who:

  1. bWhen outside of her guards, Pelosi says increased visibility of military is “alarming”

According to the Independent Journal Review, Nancy Pelosi denounced the increased visibility of the military in the capital as “alarming.”

I_Don't_Need_A_LectureThe increased presence of U.S. military and federal law enforcement, including unidentified officers, in Washington is “alarming,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday, calling on President Donald Trump to disclose the agencies operating in the city amid protests over racial injustice.

“We are concerned about the increased militarization and lack of clarity that may increase chaos,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump. “Congress and the American people need to know who is in charge, what is the chain of command, what is the mission, and by what authority is the National Guard from other states operating in the capital.”

(Read this at the Independent Journal Review)

Maybe she wouldn’t be so alarmed if she considered the protection those soldiers provide to our monuments

Maybe if Nancy Pelosi considered the destruction her friends in Antifa have done to our monuments, then she would know why the soldiers are there. If she would call off her Antifa friends and the rioting could stop, then the soldiers could go home and she could feel peachy-keen again.

  1. aGretchen Whitmer: I ‘understand’ the ‘defund police’ sentiment

Breitbart reports on how Gretchen Whitmer takes a step left by “understanding” the desire to defund police.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told radio show Mojo In The Morning on Thursday that she understands the “Defund Police” sentiment being pushed on social media by young people in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

“What would the world be like without police?” Whitmer was asked by one of the hosts.

“I understand the frustration and the sentiment,” the governor responded, adding that “the youth of our country are going to take up the lead soon,” but that she’s “concerned about the sweeping observations people have.”

The hosts noted U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) shared similar anti-police views on Twitter, such as this that she retweeted:

(Read more at Breitbart)

That’s ok, Governor Whitmer. Police understand how to drop disloyal politicians.

You see, Police have seen through the Biden campaign and have cut ties with anything to do with Biden. As reported on Politico:

BidenJoe Biden has long prided himself on being a union-friendly Democrat with a good relationship with rank-and-file cops.

But Biden’s call for more national policing reforms and oversight in the wake of the death of George Floyd — and the perception that he hasn’t shown enough solidarity with law enforcement amid the ensuing nationwide protests and unrest — have created a fissure with law enforcement groups, leaving many who once supported him frustrated by what they regard as political posturing by their one-time ally.

“Clearly, he’s made a lot of changes the way candidates do during the primary process, but he kept moving left and fell off the deep end,” said Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, the umbrella organization for Police Benevolent Association chapters.

“For Joe Biden, police are shaking their heads because he used to be a stand-up guy who backed law enforcement,” Johnson said. “But it seems in his old age, for whatever reason, he’s writing a sad final chapter when it comes to supporting law enforcement.”

As the two presidential candidates confront one of the most racially combustible moments in recent history, they are taking decidedly different tacks.

President Donald Trump has issued a full-throated call to restore “law and order” — even threatening military action to beat back violent protests. Biden has tiptoed around the defense of law enforcement, focusing instead on the need for reforms amid deep-seated racial disparities plaguing the nation.

(Read more at Politico)

  1. bGretchen Whitmer demands a portion of the strategic national stockpile of pandemic drugs to maintain her police protection

The Washington Times reports how Governor Whitmer demanded a portion of the nation’s strategic stockpile of pandemic drugs to support her police.

WhitmerMr. Trump has slashed government regulations, such as restrictions that prevented university hospitals from developing tests for the virus. But outside of Ms. Whitmer’s about-face on these drugs, it’s hard to think of a single regulation that a prominent Democrat has supported scrapping. To them, only more regulation is the answer.

There may not be any apocalypse in store for Americans, but people have real concerns about the limitations of police protection amid a pandemic. A fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined or sick, and not able to do its job.

Telecommuting isn’t an option for police, and their jobs are now even more dangerous than usual. Police also have their hands full with enforcing their state’s stay-in-place lockdown.

Many departments, including Detroit’s, have understandably scaled back normal policing in an effort to limit officers’ potential exposure to the disease.

Amid a surge in gun and ammunition sales, the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security declared that firearm retailers are essential and should not experience disruptions during the pandemic. By contrast, Ms. Whitmer is one of only seven governors who either closed down gun stores or at least failed to list gun stores as essential businesses. Did Michigan gun stores close? Michigan is also no longer issuing concealed handgun licenses.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

This seems like more of the “health for me and not for thee”

Of course, what else do you expect from the governor who locked people in their homes and then had her husband get their boat in the water.

  1. aSchumer: Images of soldiers in front of the Lincoln Memorial remind him of Tiananmen Square

The Independent Journal Review reports how Chuck Schumer equated protection from lawlessness to the tyranny of Tiananmen Square.

National Guard troops have been positioned on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after several memorials were vandalized during demonstrations over the weekend.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted the decision to disperse protesters in front of the White House on Monday. But he said it was a “more haunting image” to see the soldiers at the Lincoln Memorial.

“Last night, Americans saw an even more haunting image on the internet and their televisions: Rows of camouflaged troops, standing at attention on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial like an occupying force defending a critical position,” Schumer said during a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday.

(Read more at the Independent Journal Review)

Mr. Schumer, if you would tell your Antifa friends to stop destroying the monuments of Washington D.C.

As Law Enforcement Today reports, progressive protesters have damaged the Veterans’ Affairs building, the World War Two memorial, and the Vietnam memorial.

On the outside of the National World War II Memorial’s central fountain, vandals asked whether black veterans count. Apparently they don’t count enough for the vandals to respect their memory.

The Friends of the National World War II Memorial hit back on Twitter, pointing out that the memorial honors and remembers the one million black veterans who served.

The National Park Service said several memorials across Washington, D.C. were vandalized, including the Lincoln Memorial.

(Read more at Law Enforcement Today)

Additionally, brush up on your history, Chuck. Thousands died at the hands of the government when the Chinese Communist Party attacked protesters at Tiananmen Square. Although over 12 civilians have been killed by Antifa (along with more than 7 police), no civilians have been killed by the government.

  1. bWhat the real Tiananmen Square looked like

Breitbart calls to remembrance the events of Tiananmen Square.

June 3 and 4, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The following is what I observed during those fateful and sad days in Beijing – when Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops killed, maimed, or incarcerated several thousand of their own unarmed countrymen and women.

I arrived in Beijing on an afternoon flight from Singapore on June 2, 1989, on U.S. State Department assignment. I was filled with excitement – eager to see Chinese demonstrators who had gathered in Tiananmen Square peacefully for several weeks protesting their communist masters for more freedom and attempting to follow the lead of other people in Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics who already began the process of shedding their communist chains.

After arrival, I was transported to a local hotel catering to Westerners (Toronto Beijing), located on one of Beijing’s main thoroughfares, not far from the U.S. Embassy and Tiananmen Square. I immediately went from the hotel to the street to mingle with a generally euphoric and friendly public crowd – on their bicycles, and in their Beijing-unique street corner groups – chatting about the unfolding events and seemingly hoping for the best.

Amidst the euphoria and excitement, I encountered danger lurking just a few blocks from the hotel in the form of a large convoy of Chinese military troop trucks, laden with armed soldiers and blocking several bridges and thoroughfares to the square. Brave local citizens, only armed with words, circled every one of those trucks trying to dissuade the troops from entering the square and turn their weapons on peaceful demonstrators.

Walking among them, it was apparent that I was about to bear witness to a historic event as China’s oppressed population sought more freedom, liberty, and dignity from communist rulers. I was greeted by most locals with warm smiles and by the armed troops in the trucks with cold stares.

After a few hours of circulating among the people and the troops, and taking a few photos (risky business in the middle of military operations in a hostile foreign country), I retired to the hotel for the evening. And it was early Sunday morning (about 2 or 3 a.m.) when I received a call from the embassy that the troops had begun killing demonstrators.

What ensued afterward became one of the most memorable days of my life as I watched events unfold from the hotel room, lobby, and the street. A few hours after the troops took action to disperse the demonstrators in and around the streets of Tiananmen, the military deployed a convoy of tanks down a main avenue and stopped in front of our hotel.

It was at that moment I witnessed the spirit of freedom in action. Against overwhelming odds, those sympathetic to the freedom movement fought back without weapons. Some attempted to stop the tanks by erecting barricades and blowing up cars, buses, and trucks on the street in a futile attempt to prevent the convoy from moving forward. Eventually, the troops in the tanks used machine gun fire to disperse demonstrators and, for good measure, directed a few warning shots towards our hotel to prevent Westerners from observing what was happening.

The tanks eventually burst through burning debris and headed down the avenue towards Tiananmen. Afterward, I went into the street to comfort some of the locals. Their faces were filled with horror and voices with anguished cries. Various sources suggest that death casualties among the locals ranged several hundred to several thousand – but no one knows for sure because of the communist government’s tight control of information. In a span of just a few short hours, I witnessed the spark of freedom, and saw it extinguished. And I decided forthwith that speaking out on behalf of freedom would be a life passion.

How did the U.S. respond to that atrocity? Rather tepidly in the long run.

A series of U.S. presidential administrations – George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama – basically followed a path of not severely punishing China but helping it develop economically, ostensibly as a way to entice its government to eventually let its people enjoy more political freedom, and hoping it would become less a hostile national security threat to the United States. 30 years later, it’s difficult to say that approach has succeeded other than making China a much wealthier country which disproportionately benefits its ruling communist class.

(Read more at Breitbart)

It’s a good thing that being a Democrat means you only have to feel

These days, being a Democrat means that you don’t always have to think. However, you always have to feel, to emote, to be offended on cue.

  1. aNancy Pelosi on Trump’s walk to the vandalized church: “What is this, a banana republic?”

The Washington Post points to the words of Nancy Pelosi as she comments on Trump’s visit to St. Andrew’s Church.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday questioned whether the U.S. is devolving into a banana republic in light of President Trump’s stop in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House earlier this week.

“For peaceful demonstrators to make way — make way for the president to walk through … what is this, a banana republic?” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Law enforcement had cleared protesters near the White House on Monday as Mr. Trump was preparing to deliver a Rose Garden speech on the ongoing unrest in the country after the killing of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day.

The U.S. Park Police on Tuesday said officials did not use tear gas and the protesters had started throwing projectiles, though witnesses on the scene had said the demonstration was largely peaceful.

“Maybe they didn’t have tear gas — I don’t know. But they had elements of it,” Mrs. Pelosi said.

(Read more from the Washington Post)

Just months ago, I wondered the same thing

Throughout the “impeachment” hearings where only the Democrats could call multiple witnesses, where Schiff and Nadler cut off questions from Republicans (but allowed Democrats to ramble on at lengths). During those “impeachment” hearings where witnesses were coached behind closed doors, where meetings were held behind closed doors for hours without allowing Republicans in the room. These “impeachment” kangaroo courts where Democrats can’t get their coached witnesses to concoct credible charges against the President. This impeachment kangaroo declared by the Wall Street Journal that actually bumps up President Trump’s approval ratings.

  1. bfaith Democrats bring our country one step from a Banana Republic

Real Clear Politics points out how Democrats with an agenda have degraded our democracy to a banana republic.

Bad-faith Democrats pushing the impeachment hoax on the heels of one illegitimate investigation of the president after the next are destroying our Democracy as we know it.

What separates America from a banana republic is the peaceful transition of power — something Democrats have steadfastly refused to honor, as they’ve never accepted the results of the 2016 presidential election. Instead, they’ve been trying to derail President Donald Trump from doing the job he was elected to do, by subjecting his administration and the American people to a never-ending barrage of partisan-fueled investigations — built on sand.

First there was the Russian collusion hoax concocted by Hillary Clinton; the Democratic National Committee; and chief conspiracy theorist Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a documented liar who told us for the past three years that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. This massive lie and disinformation campaign Democrats waged with a helping hand from complicit #FakeNewsMedia not only harmed our country; it sowed corrosive distrust in U.S. elections.

This was a win for communist nations and rogue regimes that seek to weaken America — the greatest democracy on Earth. They can now send a thank-you note to the left for having done their unscrupulous work for them.

Democrats’ deceptive actions have also caused damaging distrust in the Department of Justice. We’ve seen former President Barack Obama’s FBI, led by dirty FBI Director James Comey, use Russian-sourced opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC as a pretext to open counterintelligence investigations, spy on Clinton’s political rival’s associates and target Trump’s campaign.

The inspector general report has now confirmed the FBI engaged in 17 falsehoods and omissions including obtaining deceptive FISA warrants, doctored evidence by an FBI official and withheld exculpatory evidence. All of which led to a highly divisive special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller to take down the president of the United States.

(Read more at Real Clear Politics)

Add to this the revelations by Rod Rosenstein regarding the lies central to the investigation against Trump

CNN points to the lies of the Obama administration discovered during the Rosenstein testimony.

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday he would not have signed off on a foreign surveillance warrant used in the FBI’s Russia investigation, but he defended his appointment of former special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s associates.

Rosenstein testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Senate Republicans’ first hearing taking aim at the origins of the FBI’s Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close Trump ally, pressed Rosenstein on whether Mueller should have been appointed at all, given that no conspiracy was ultimately found between Trump’s team and Russia.

“The whole concept that the campaign was colluding with the Russians, there was no there there in August 2017. Do you agree with that general statement?” Graham asked

“I agree with that general statement,” Rosenstein responded.

But the former No. 2 at the Justice Department, who supervised the Mueller investigation, said there was “reasonable suspicion” to investigate and the probe was properly opened, even if no conspiracy was ultimately found. Appointing Mueller was the correct call, Rosenstein said.

“I believe at the time, senator, and I still believe it was the right decision under the circumstances,” Rosenstein said. “I think it’s important to establish that an independent investigation found that the Russians sought to interfere in the election and that no Americans conspired with them.”

Rosenstein’s testimony is the first in a series of hearings that Graham is planning as part of a probe challenging the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s team and Russia, known as Crossfire Hurricane, and the Mueller probe, which followed it.

Ordinarily, the testimony of the former deputy attorney general who supervised a special counsel investigating the sitting president would be a significant news story, but it was overshadowed Wednesday by the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide protests in response to the death of George Floyd .

“We have looked at Russia’s role in the election. Now we’re going to look at the Mueller investigation. And we’re going to look hard,” Graham said. “We’re going to be looking at the Mueller appointment in May of 2017, to see if there was a crime worthy of being investigated. … We’re going to be talking about how it got off the rails, who’s responsible for it getting off the rails.”

Graham and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican who has launched his own committee probe into the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s team, are holding separate votes Thursday that would give them wide-ranging subpoena power for documents and testimony of top Obama administration officials.


In his testimony Wednesday, Rosenstein walked a fine line between praising Mueller’s integrity, agreeing the investigation was not a “hoax,” and saying he could not “vouch” for the allegations being investigated.

“We investigate people who are not necessarily guilty,” Rosenstein said. “I didn’t have any presumption that these folks were guilty of anything.”

Rosenstein acknowledged the problems with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants obtained on former Trump adviser Carter Page that were documented by the Justice Department inspector general. Asked if he would have signed the warrant renewal in 2017 again had he known what’s been disclosed since, Rosenstein said, “No, I would not.”

I certainly understand the President’s frustration, given the outcome, which was in fact that there was no evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign advisers and Russians,” Rosenstein said.


Rosenstein, who testified voluntarily, was not present for the start of the Russia probe in July 2016, but he signed off on the third renewal of a FISA court warrant approved for Page — warrants that the inspector general concluded were undermined by significant problems.

The inspector general report outlined 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the four applications for the Page warrants in 2016 and 2017, including the use of an opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia. But Horowitz also found the FBI investigation had been properly started, with enough predication to probe suspicious ties between people associated with the Trump campaign and suspected Russian agents.

Republicans pressed Rosenstein to explain why he didn’t ask more questions to uncover the problems with the warrant and verify the information. Rosenstein said it wasn’t his role to verify but argued he properly reviewed the application.

“I don’t believe I was rubber-stamping, senator,” he said in during a contentious exchange with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Rosenstein suggested that then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe could have been more forthcoming to him about what was happening at the FBI in surrounding the investigation in May 2017, following the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The comments prompted McCabe to issue a statement disputing Rosenstein’s characterization.

(Read more at CNN to see how they try to weasel out of the truth)

The Media Lied About Everything, Including the Riots — The Foxhole

Does it surprise anyone? The Federalist It seems no great event or upheaval in our national life can pass now without the media lying to our faces about it. They lied about the Trump campaign colluding with Russia in 2016. They lied about the Mueller probe and Brett Kavanaugh and former national security adviser Mike […]

via The Media Lied About Everything, Including the Riots — The Foxhole

Four stories ignored due to my COVID-19 obsession

  1. Nineteen-year-old illegal alien was firing shots at HPD helicopters over crash scene

With a hat tip to the Chris Salcedo Show, we find that Houston CBS affiliate KHOU cryptically informs us that the man who shot at the police helicopter was an illegal alien. Although the link’s headline said “Source: Teen was firing shots at HPD helicopters …” and the article’s headline says “19-year-old accused of firing gun at choppers …”, the article said:

A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with firing a gun at helicopters responding to a deadly HPD chopper crash on May 2.

Josue Daniel Claros-TrajedoJosue Daniel Claros-Trajedo shot five rounds into the air shortly before the crash but it’s not clear if he was aiming at the HPD helicopter.

When Claros-Trajedo heard police approaching, he hid both guns in an air vent in his apartment, according to witnesses.

Claros-Trajedo, an undocumented immigrant, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant. He also faces charges of discharging a firearm in a metro area, tampering with evidence, reckless driving and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

HPD Tactical Flight Officer Jason Knox was killed in the crash and pilot Chase Cormier was critically injured with a broken back. Officer Knox was laid to rest after an emotional funeral on Saturday.

There were reports of shots fired before and after the crash and Police Chief Art Acevedo said six people were arrested.

It’s not clear if Claros-Trajedo was one of those six. He is currently held on $100,000 bond and an immigration hold.

(Read more at KHOU)

Will Lina Hidalgo make a point of extending help to Claros-Trajedo

Since Lina Hidalgo created a tax-payer funded cache for “immigrants,” the possibility that she might extend this assistance to Mr. Claros-Trajedo (never mind that he was probably shooting at a police helicopter and a policeman was killed).

  1. Officer Anderson speaks to other officers about not violating Americans’ rights (and gets fired)

Officer Anderson says in this video:

You know, as a police officer, I’m compelled to make this video.

I’ve been in law enforcement for 10 years and (I’m speaking to my peers, my other fellow officers, people in any kind of law enforcement position) I’ve seen officers nationwide enforcing tyrannical orders against the people.

I’m hoping it’s the minority of officers, but I’m not sure anymore.

Because every time I turn on the television, every time I look to the Internet, I’m seeing people arrested or cited for going to church, for traveling on the roadways, for going surfing, opening their businesses, going to the park with their families, or for doing their nails out of their own house — using their own house as a place of business. Having undercover agents go there and arrest them, and charge them with — with what? With a crime? I don’t know what crime people are committing by doing nails in their own house. But we’re seeing them do this more and more and more, and uh we need to start looking at ourselves as officers, and thinking, “Is what I’m doing right?”

Now I want I want to remind you that regardless where you stand on the coronavirus, we don’t have the authority to do those things to people just because a mayor or a governor tells you otherwise. I don’t care if it’s your Sergeant or Chief of Police, we don’t get to violate people’s Constitutional rights because somebody in our chain of command tells us otherwise. It’s not how this country works.

For the above video, Officer Anderson was fired

According to a 12 May 2020 Daily Caller article, Officer Anderson was fired from the Seattle Police Force.

Officer Greg AndersonPort of Seattle Police Officer and Special Forces veteran Greg Anderson was reportedly removed from his position after his video about police officers allegedly abusing their power went viral.

In an update video posted Monday to his Instagram, Anderson says he has been terminated from the Port of Seattle Police Department and is on administrative leave pending an investigation.

The Port of Seattle Police Department confirmed Anderson’s suspension in a statement posted on their website that reads in part, “Officer Greg Anderson is on paid administrative leave while we look into allegations that he violated our policy on the use of social media.”

Anderson posted the video May 5, addressing his concerns with police officers across the country enforcing quarantine orders administered by state and local governments.

“I’ve seen officers nationwide enforcing tyrannical orders against the people and I’m hoping it’s the minority of officers, but I’m not sure anymore,” said Anderson in the video that now has over 600,000 views on his Instagram account.

“We don’t get to violate someone’s constitutional rights because somebody in our chain of command tells us otherwise,” he added.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

  1. Republican Mike Garcia wins in a 24 point upset in a special election

One America News Network reports on 14 May 2020 that Republican Mike Garcia has won the election in California District 25.

Republican Mike GarciaRepublican Mike Garcia has claimed victory in California, flipping the state’s 25th District seat from blue to red. On Wednesday, his Democrat opponent Christy Smith conceded the special election race and congratulated her rival. She is now setting her sights on the general election in the fall.

The swing district’s seat used to belong to former congresswoman Katie Hill before she resigned from Congress in October over a sex scandal.

Earlier this week, President Trump endorsed Garcia by highlighting the Republicans previous military service, his stance on crime as well as border security and gun rights.

(Read more at the One America News Network)

Look for the California victory not to be covered in the Nightly News

Had the Democrat upset the Republican, then this would be evidence of a blue wave coming in November 2020 and would be on every main stream media news outlet. However, since it portends well for Trump, then it will likely be ignored.

  1. In Wisconsin’s 7th, a Republican knocks out a Democrat

The Wausau Daily Herald reports in a 12 May 2020 article that Republican Tom Tiffany upset the Democrat from the seat formerly held by Sean Duffy.

Republican Tom TiffanyTom Tiffany will serve as the next representative of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District.

Tiffany, a Republican, was elected Tuesday, beating out Democrat Tricia Zunker for the seat during a special election.

Tiffany received 57% of the vote compared with Zunker’s 43%.

  • Tiffany: 109,592 votes
  • Zunker: 81,928 votes

The results in Marathon County closely mirrored the district, with Tiffany winning almost 59% of the vote there to Zunker’s 41% in the county. Just over 50% of registered Marathon County voters turned out to cast a ballot.

In all, more than 91,000 absentee ballots were returned in the district, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. More than 114,000 people requested one. In Marathon County, around 20,800 absentee ballots were reported returned of the more than 25,000 requested by voters.

Tiffany is facing a quick turnaround after the election. He will be expected in Washington, D.C., starting next week to begin serving in Congress. Tiffany also faces another campaign season, too. Like every other seat in Congress, the 7th Congressional District is on the ballot in November.

Tiffany addressed supporters over a Facebook Live video Tuesday night, with his family beside him. He said Zunker called him Tuesday night, and he congratulated her on running “a good race” in difficult circumstances over the past couple months during the state’s Safer at Home order.

Tiffany said his goal in Congress is “to get America back on its feet” after the economic blow brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. He thanked his family for their support as well as voters in the district.

(Read more at the Wausau Daily Herald)

Psalm 117: Christ and love to the nations — The Domain for Truth

Christ and love to the nations Psalm 117 Establish the need: How does this short Psalm fit in with Jesus reading and singing it the night before He would die on the Cross? Praise the Lord, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples! 2 For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth […]

via Psalm 117: Christ and love to the nations — The Domain for Truth

Update to Four stories about abortion during the coronavirus scare

Monday, a Federal Judge stands with Planned Parenthood

Politico reported on 30 March 2020 that a Federal Judge stood against Governor Abbott’s prohibition of abortion during the coronavirus scare.

Federal judges on Monday lifted restrictions Texas, Ohio and Alabama imposed on abortion during the coronavirus pandemic in decisions that could have repercussions for several more Republican-led states that have deemed the procedure non-essential during the crisis.

District Court Judge Lee YeakelIn Texas, District Court Judge Lee Yeakel sided with abortion clinics and granted a temporary restraining order through April 13 while arguments on the underlying legality of the state’s order play out.

In Ohio, District Court Judge Michael Barrett similarly sided with Planned Parenthood and other groups challenging the state’s ban and issued a two-week temporary restraining order.

In Alabama, District Court Judge Myron Thompson ordered the suspension of the state’s abortion ban until he can hear arguments in a video conference on April 6.

“The State’s interest in immediate enforcement of the March 27 order — a broad mandate aimed primarily at preventing large social gatherings — against abortion providers does not, based on the current record, outweigh plaintiffs’ concerns,” he said.

Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma are among the other states that recently moved to suspend access to the procedure as the pandemic intensified, arguing it would preserve desperately needed medical supplies. Texas’ order was one of the strictest, threatening a $1,000 fine or 180 days of jail time on abortion providers who violated the ban.

Yeakel agreed with Texas clinics who argued that women who need an abortion can’t live with a weeks- or possibly months-long delay. Clinic operators told reporters Monday that they’ve already had to cancel hundreds of appointments since the ban took effect last week.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has argued that the state exercised proper discretion in halting the procedures because abortions are not “immediately medically necessary” or needed to save the life or health of the mother.

“Regarding a woman’s right to a pre-fetal-viability abortion, the Supreme Court has spoken clearly. There can be no outright ban on such a procedure,” wrote Yeakel, an appointee of President George W. Bush who has sided with abortion providers in several previous cases.

“This court will not speculate on whether the Supreme Court included a silent ‘except-in-a-national-emergency clause’ in its previous writings on the issue,” he added.

(Read more at Politico)

What do you expect from an Rino appointee?

Since the acorn does not fall far from the oak tree, what can you expect? Would you expect this judge to do something to cut the funding to other Democrats?

Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit stands with Governor Abbott

ABC reports that the Fifth Circuit appeals court temporarily has re-instated Texas and Ohio orders limiting abortion access due to the coronavirus.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is allowing a controversial Texas executive order that blocks elective abortions during the coronavirus pandemic to remain in effect for now.

The case tees up a battle between supporters of abortion rights and a handful of conservative states arguing that bans on elective abortions and other medical procedures are necessary to help preserve medical supplies.

A divided panel of the appellate court on Tuesday put on hold a lower court opinion that blocked Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order — requiring that health care providers “postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary” to preserve a patient’s life or condition — from applying to elective abortions. The lower court had published its opinion on Monday.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had specified that “any type of abortion that is not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother” was included in the order, prompting a challenge from state abortion providers and national abortion rights groups last week.

In Tuesday’s 2-1 decision, the appeals court said it wants to give itself “sufficient time” to consider an emergency petition filed by Paxton. Judge Jennifer Elrod, a George W. Bush appointee, and Judge Kyle Duncan, a Donald Trump appointee, voted to freeze the lower court opinion.

Judge James Dennis, a Bill Clinton appointee, dissented from the order. He noted that the lower court had already concluded that “irreparable harm would flow” from allowing the executive order to go into effect as it applies to abortions.

The court has ordered more briefings in the case.

Paxton praised the court’s ruling on Tuesday, asserting that the temporary stay “justly prioritizes supplies and personal protective equipment for the medical professionals in need.”

But supporters of abortion rights accused Texas of playing politics.

“Let’s be clear, it is never the right time to play politics, but doing so in the wake of Covid-19 is a despicable low,” Aimee Arrambide, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, said in a statement.

Texas’ case is the first such challenge to a coronavirus state order to reach the appeals court, but several others may follow.

(Read more at ABC)

Let us pray

The best response is to pray for all affected.