Since the largest part of my most recent posts that have garnered opinion have centered on Lina Hidalgo, I have compiled a list of endorsements to that neophyte.
If there is any doubt that this woman is a socialist, just look at the support from Julian Castro, Bernie Sanders, and politicians like them.
Lina Hidalgo was endorsed in 2018 by:
Annie’s List (for her socialist views). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:
Lina has dedicated hundreds of hours to our County’s most vulnerable communities — from her time at the Texas Civil Rights Project to serving as a Spanish-English medical interpreter at the Texas Medical Center and supporting immigrants in search of lost loved ones.
Battleground Texas may have endorsed Lina outside of its Facebook page, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
CWA Local 6222 may have endorsed Lina in print or personally, but I could not find it. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
Emily’s List (for her support of abortion). This support is reflected by this quote from their website:
These endorsements are in addition to five previously endorsed EMILY’s List candidates – Lina Hidalgo (Harris County Judge), Beverly Powell (SD-10), Terry Meza (HD-105), Representative Victoria Neave (HD-107) and Julie Johnson (HD-115) – who also advanced to the general election.
Houston GLBT Political Caucus members spent Saturday deciding which candidate to throw their weight behind in the upcoming general elections.
In one of the most discussed races at the event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, caucus members endorsed Democratic candidate Lina Hildalgo for Harris County judge over Republican incumbent Ed Emmett.
“I’m trying to think of who is going to be the person most impactful and more helpful toward all communities rather than just majority communities, ” said screening committee Chair Brandon Mack. “And in terms someone having actual discussion and seeing them in the community and actually addressing those issues, I saw more of that with respect from Lina than I did from the county judge.”
Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC seems to keep nothing online beyond a twitter page that has lost its archives to 2018 and a continual begging for money. Nonetheless, Lina listed them on her web site as having endorsed her.
Run For Something lists Lina Hidalgo as one of the candidates supported in 2018. At her page, they begin:
Lina Hidalgo was raised in an immigrant family and had the opportunity to attend some of the nation’s greatest universities; to work as an advocate and researcher on criminal justice reform; to serve as a medical interpreter; and to promote transparency and accountability internationally.
SEIU is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
Southwest Laborers District Council is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign.
Lina Hidalgo, the Democratic candidate for county judge, raised $219,220 over the same period, though nearly two-thirds was an in-kind contribution from the Texas Organizing Project PAC for field work and consulting. She reported just more than $3,000 in advertising expenses. (Read more at the Houston Chronicle)
Texas Working Families Party is endorsing Lina Hidalgo in her campaign for Harris County Judge. In Democratic-leaning Harris County, Hidalgo had a strong showing in the Democratic primary where she garnered almost 10,000 more votes than the 10-year incumbent Republican Ed Emmett.
“It’s hard to overstate, as a first time candidate, what a difference the Arena Fellowship has made.”
Watch Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge share what the Fellowship has meant for her campaign.
The Resurgent Left is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website and online newspaper articles about meetings with other left-wing politicians) can be found on the donation or the donor.
UnitedHere Local 23 is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
We are super excited to endorse Lina Hidalgo for Harris County Judge! 🎉We know they will be a champion for issues facing immigrants, and Black & brown communities! ✊🏾 #HereToStay Go out and VOTE for Lina Hidalgo this November: #HidalgoContigo
#Vote Pro Choice is listed by Lina as one of the donors to her campaign. However, nothing (other than Lina’s website) can be found on the donation or the donor.
Women Count support Lina because she is a woman. This support is further reflected through these words at their web site:
Professional work: Texas Civil Rights Project; Spanish-English interpreter, Texas Medical Center
Workers Defense Project does mention Lina Hidalgo several times at their Facebook page and their goals and philosophies seem to align, no endorsement can be found. Nonetheless, Lina listed their logo as one of the donors to her campaign.
Los Angeles’ Grace Community Church and Pastor John MacArthur have come under fire for deciding to hold in-person church services despite California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) Wuhan coronavirus declaration that bans church assemblies. The City of Los Angeles slapped the church with a cease and desist letter and threatened to charge both the church and Pastor MacArthur, as an individual, a $1,000 a day fine. The pastor also faced the possibility of being arrested should in-person services to continue.
The church held firm in its position and even challenged the City in court. A judge ruled in Grace Community Church’s favor, saying they were deemed an essential service. The order allowed them to remain open and hold indoor services inside the church until a full hearing takes place on September 4.
The County of Los Angeles decided to circumvent the order. The County’s Public Works Department Issued a 30-day termination notice to the church for a lease agreement for a large portion of the parking lot, which has been in place continuously since 1975.
According to the documents reviewed by Townhall, the church has to evacuate the property on October 1. Any items that are left in the parking lot at that time will be considered County property.
Jenna Ellis, the Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society and legal counsel for the church, said this is a way for the County to retaliate against her client.
“Los Angeles County is retaliating against Grace Community Church for simply exercising their constitutionally protected right to hold church and challenging an unreasonable, unlawful health order. In America, we have a judicial system to ensure that the executive branch does not abuse its power, and Grace Community Church has every right to be heard without fear of reprisal,” she said in a statement. “The Democrats’ message to Americans is clear–if you don’t bow to every whim of tyranny, the government will come after you.
The Bill of Rights has a guarantee of the Freedom of Religion, not a guarantee of the Freedom from Illness
We have no Constitutional guarantee for government officials to be able to hijack the rights of the populace. Sometime soon, the Democrat party needs to figure this out. Someone needs to send a memo to Gavin Newsom, Lina Hidalgo, Clay Jenkins, Bill de Blasio, and others who think themselves luminaries.
Franklin Graham tells CBN News he thinks Democratic Party is ‘opposed to faith’
Evangelist Franklin Graham says he saw a sharp distinction between the Republican National Convention and last week’s Democratic National Convention, saying he thinks the Democratic Party is “opposed to faith.”
In an exclusive interview with CBN News on Friday, he explained to David Brody why he’s asking God to spare the country under President Trump’s leadership before what he calls a vicious ‘storm.’
David Brody: “What did you make of the President’s speech, the acceptance speech at the White House on Thursday night?”
Franklin Graham: “Well, I think he covered all the bases. Who would want this job to be honest with you?”
David Brody: “The last two weeks, we’ve seen the Democrats’ convention and see the Republicans’ convention. Can you give us a compare and contrast? What have you seen from a faith perspective or lack thereof?”
Franklin Graham: “The Democrats are really if anything, they are opposed to faith. There are millions of Democrats in this country that are wonderful people. My father was a Democrat okay? All of his life. Never switched parties. But he saw the party that he grew up in changing and moving to the left, and that’s what it’s done. And so the Democratic Party today is a party of the left. It’s a socialist party. They want socialism for this country.”
David Brody: “You’re a straight shooter, for sure. What do you make of the debate going on in the church about those who will vote for Trump and some who just can’t get there based on what they call character issues? I know, for example, that daughter is very outspoken for the president and then of course, you have a niece who wrote a scathing editorial. It’s affected families, yours and mine, and many others.”
Franklin Graham: “Well, I understand people have different opinions in the evangelical community. I’m not a spokesman for them. I’m just one person and so there’s a lot of opinions and ideas and views and unfortunately, people that don’t know the president, some of them have negative views that they have gotten those views from a negative press that is controlled by the socialists and so they’ve kind of bought into that. And that’s unfortunate. But at the same time, I’m not a spokesperson. I’m just going to do what I believe God’s called me to do. And I’m going to call things the way I see him.”
David Brody: “September 26. I want you to talk about this rally here in Washington; it’s really a prayer event.
Franklin Graham: “It’s a prayer march. We’re going to start just right down the street here at the Lincoln Memorial and come by the Washington Memorial right down here to the Capitol and I’m asking people to join me. We don’t have any speakers; don’t have any stage or other people preaching or whatever. We’re coming to pray…the only hope of this country is God. Donald Trump can’t turn it around. Biden isn’t going to turn it around. Only God can do this, okay? And we need God’s help. The Democrats have taken God pretty much out of out of government and there’s a lot of Republicans that want to take God out of government. A lot of them, but I just thank God that we’ve got a president who wants God, not only in his administration but he wants to see more of God here in Washington.”
On the assessment of the Democrat party, he is right. On the cure coming on 26 September, he also is right.
Democrats do not have to stay the party of anti-God; however, it falls in their choice. If they want to repent and pull closer to God (not closer to Republicans), then they can and, then, they will benefit.
At the DNC convention, online caucuses open with pledges that omit “under God”
Next, during the online DNC convention, at least two caucuses opened with pledges that omitted “under God” (as shown in the video below).
If Democrats continue to remove God, He will respect their choice
In the event they continue the route they have started for years (starting, maybe, with the 2012 Convention where they booed God), then they will reap the rewards of their choices. And, as with all crops sown, you always reap what you planted (plant destruction, reap destruction). You always reap at least as much (if not multiple times more) as what you planted. Finally, you reap this harvest in a different season than when you planted it.
So, when you may be in a later season and may not be ready for the harvest, the harvest may be ready for you. When you have saved up a little, you may find a harvest of unexpected debt that falls on you in a later season. When you may have thought you left a issue long behind, that issue may crop up from your past when you least expect it.
Susan Rice condemns Pompeo for being too Christian
Former White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo being so vocal about his Christian faith is “problematic” for the office he holds.
Ms. Rice, who served under former President Barack Obama, ripped into Mr. Pompeo’s speech Tuesday night during the Republican National Committee, saying his decision to deliver the speech from Jerusalem was “outrageous.”
“Mike Pompeo has been an overtly religious secretary of state, which in itself is problematic, because, again, he’s supposed to represent all of America, all of our religions, all of our threads,” she said on MSNBC. “But he takes this to Jerusalem, and the real import of that is that it places Israel yet again under Donald Trump squarely in our domestic politics, which is not good for the United States, and it’s really not good for Israel.
“One of the things that has been so important historically about the U.S.-Israel bond, based on shared interests and shared values, is that it has been bipartisan. It has been unshakable from administration to administration,” she added.
Mr. Pompeo, who has been outspoken about his Christian faith during his time in office, broke with diplomatic tradition by delivering a pre-taped speech from Jerusalem, with a view of the Old City in the background. The secretary of state touted the president’s accomplishments overseas and for securing U.S. interests, including brokering a “historic peace deal” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that “our grandchildren will read about in their history books.”
“An American hostage, imprisoned in Turkey for two years, Pastor Andrew Brunson, said upon his release that he survived his ordeal with these words of scripture, ‘Be faithful, endure, and finish well,’” Mr. Pompeo concluded his speech. “If we stay the course, we will. May God richly bless you and may God bless our great nation, the United States of America.”
Ms. Rice called Mr. Pompeo’s speech an “abuse of his office.”
“Secretaries of state are supposed to honor the principle that politics end at the water’s edge,” she said. “And when you go overseas, as secretary or as a junior foreign service officer, you’re representing the country, not a political party. What Mike Pompeo is doing from Jerusalem is absolutely outrageous. It’s an abuse of his office. It undermines the integrity of the State Department. It violates his own rules that he promulgated and is holding every other official in the State Department to, but himself.
Thank God for Christians who do not compromise their testimony in order to serve government
Thank God for Christians who speak out about the blessing of serving as a Christian in a secular government. Thank God for those Christians who may be a voice of reason, a voice of wisdom, or might be used by God when talking to other parts of government.
During a recent conversation on the Chris Salcedo Show on WBAP, a refugee from Eastern Europe pointed out that a lot of the current problems that the President has been experiencing has been due to a shift in peoples’ view of the future. He explained that this view had shifted from a rosy view that had been based on the President’s economic successes to a gloomy one that was tainted by the Democrat shutdowns.
He then went on to point out that the problem in totalitarian regimes (like the one the Democrats seem to be directing us toward with their promotion of their Marxist utopia) is quite different. In totalitarian regimes, the future is always gloomy. However, the problem in totalitarian regimes is that the past changes so quickly.
In totalitarian regimes, a person falls out of favor and disappears from the history books. In totalitarian regimes, a tyrant dies and names of cities change.
Alyssa Milano shows how Democrats can be little totalitarians as she tries to revise history
In a tweet, actress Rose McGowan asked what the Democratic Party has ever done to help people. The question must have bothered fellow actress Allysa Milano, who then felt the need to post a lengthy Twitter thread in response to McGowan’s question. Milano went for length, not quality in her response.
Here’s McGowan’s original question.
(Warning: Strong Language)
What have the Democrats done to solve ANYTHING? Help the poor? No. Help black & brown people? No. Stop police bruta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
And here is the beginning of Milano’s very long response, in which the liberal actress attempts to list various ways the Democratic Party has helped people. Remember, the Democratic Party defended slavery, the confederacy, and segregation. Indeed, the first example Milano cites in her list of Democrats “helping people” is former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson, a virulent racist.
A thread of all the things the Democratic Party has done to make the world a better place.
Let’s start here: 1920… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber announced in June that Princeton was dropping Wilson’s name from the university’s school of public policy and residential college due to the fact that Wilson was a racist. Wilson segregated the federal workforce, held a private screening in the White House of “Birth of a Nation” — a movie that glorifies the Klan — and blocked a proposal to include racial equality among the founding principals of Wilson’s failed League of Nations.
Wilson was a progressive leader in the vein of Franklin Roosevelt. FDR nominated the ironically-named Klansman Hugo Black to the Supreme Court, refused Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis, and threw Japanese Americans into internment camps. Naturally, Milano also cites FDR in her Twitter thread.
The actress goes on to cite other examples of Democrats “helping people,” but the subsequent examples Milano lists are no better than her first. And to avoid being enlightened on any of her various misconceptions, Milano restricted the people allowed to respond to her thread to only the accounts she follows on Twitter.
While this tendency to revise history seems to have found a home in the Democrats, there are more instances.
This tendency to revise history (like when Democrats forgot that they were the source of Jim Crow, Governor Wallace, and the KKK) has been part of the Democrats since the 1970’s.
However, there is so much good to overlook when it comes to the story of the Republicans. For one, Wilson would not have had the approval of the Nineteenth Amendment had not the Republicans voted for it.
Additionally (in recent history not necessarily quoted by Allyssa), there are others that forget as quickly about the failings of over-sized government. For example, during the week of the Democrat convention, Governor John Kasich called out President Trump for his desire to shut down Obamacare (forgetting that prescription prices have reversed direction and have fallen since President Trump started an initiative on prescriptions).
To be fair in critiquing certain public events you have to be like a judge in the Olympics and factor in degree of difficulty. No one had ever done a Zoom convention before, so no one knew how to do it. Should there be a host each night? Should it be an earnest actress? Does that make us look shallow? Do we want to look shallow?
What hadn’t been done before was done rather poorly, with high schlock content. You got the impression no one creative or daring was authorized to be either. It has been compared to a telethon, an infomercial, and a fundraising week on public television. Marianne Williamson said it was “like binge watching a Marriott commercial.” Mostly it was the Democrat party talking to itself and playing to its base.
Missing was any hint of priorities ot plans of the meaning of the party or its intentions. They made the case against Donald Trump, and a case for Joe Biden as a decent person. But they didn’t say what they’ll do. And this year that is key.
I’m sure they’re sufficiently aware of two things. One is the number of people who don’t like Mr. Trump and will vote for him anyway. They don’t have to be talked into thinking he’s a bad character, they’re already on-board.
All summer I’ve been running into tow kinds of people. One kind says, “That man is a living shame on our country and must be removed.” The other kind says very little. They don’t defend him. They say “I can’t believe I may vote for him, but …” And always they explain it this way: “What the other guys are gonna do on taxes,” “What the other guys will do to my industry,” “What the Democrats will do to the economy.” I’m getting the impression that for a lot of people, the ballot this fall won’t read “Trump vs. Biden” but “Trump vs. What the Other Guys Will Do.”
Do the Democrats understand how hunkered down many people feel, psychologically and physically, after the past six months?
Judge Hidalgo, Judge Jenkins, Governor Cuomo: you built this fear of over-reaching government
With the shutdowns imposed by Democrat overlords like Judge Lina Hidalgo (and still lobbied for by the same), everyone should recognize that the shutdown of our economy is almost wholly a Democrat invention. Certainly the continued shutdown is at the feet of the Democrats.
The economic problem with Democrat socialists
Joe Biden promises environmentalist: ‘Look into my eyes; I guarantee you, we are going to end fossil fuel’
Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden (D) told a concerned activist in New Hampshire Friday that he guarantees that “we are going to end fossil fuel.”
Biden took questions from a group in New Castle, New Hampshire, Friday. One woman associated with the environmental group 350 New Hampshire Action, Rebecca Beaulieu, asked Biden how voters can trust him if he continues to associate himself with fossil fuel executives.
“How can we trust that you’re going to act on climate — on the climate crisis — if you’re still attending fundraisers that fossil fuel executives are attending?” Beaulieu asked, according to the Daily Mail.
Video shows Biden walking over to the woman, taking her hand, and making a solemn promise to “end fossil fuel … before 2050, God willing.”
“Kiddo, I want you to just take a look. I want you to look into my eyes,” Biden began.
“I guarantee you, I guarantee you, we are going to end fossil fuel, and I am not going to cooperate with them. Before 2050, God willing,” Biden continued, adding that 2030 is not a realistic goal:
No it can’t be done by 2030. No, not one single person is arguing it can be done by that. But it can be done by 2050. Maybe 2045? And is the science increases, we may be able to move more quickly. But we have to we can fundamentally change things in the next 10 years, though, so that we set a path? I promise you, I promise you. OK.
If Biden kills the coal, oil, and natural gas industries, beside crippling those portions of our economy — this would affect our automotive, delivery, and home environment industries
Biden may want to get in the sack with the environmental sector of the Democrat party. However, he would be certifiably stupid to shut down fossil fuels.
Beside killing the jobs that depend on extracting coal, oil, and natural gas, this would cripple the jobs that depend on these fuels. That means it wold cripple the budget of everyone paying for an automobile (car, pick-up, and other configurations). It would cripple the workings of companies who deliver the food and products we depend upon.
It would mean refitting every home fitted for heating by natural gas, heating oil, or coal.
Weeks after city and state officials and Democrats claimed additional federal officers deployed to Portland to protect federal property had caused peaceful protests to become violent, and so the extra personnel pulled back, the riots and destruction have grown, according to numerous media and observer reports on Friday and Saturday.
Oregon Live reported on the rise in violence by Antifa protesters:
The Portland Police Bureau has declared a riot 18 times since the late May death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by Minneapolis police, according to figures released by the agency this week.
Nine of those instances have occurred since the beginning of August, including four in the past seven days.
In August, violent clashes and vandalism have unfurled in almost every section of the city and dominated many of the nightly actions.
A group of about 200 people, dressed mostly in black and masked, rioted in Northeast Portland in residential areas where they pointed lights into the windows of homes and chanted “Out of your house, into the streets.”
“What Lives Matter? Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter,” the crowd chanted, embracing the idea that land in the United States was stolen from Native Americans.
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According to Police, over the next three hours, individuals in the crowd pelted the police vehicles with softball-sized rocks, glass bottles, golf balls, ball bearings, metal railroad spikes, and plastic eggs filled with paint. Police said there were also balloons filled with feces thrown on the cars and even a torn up street sign was used to vandalize the marked police cars. Windows were broken and tires were deflated.
The Portland Police issued a statement on Saturday that said, in part:
The officers were targeted by thrown bottles, eggs, and green lasers toward their eyes. The lasers are powerful enough that they’re capable of causing serious, permanent eye damage. The police sound truck issued further warnings, notifying the crowd that officers have observed people in the area of North Precinct throwing projectiles and pointing lasers at officers. Anyone who is involved in criminal behavior including throwing projectiles and/or laser pointing, is subject to arrest, citation and/or use of force, including, but not limited to, crowd control agents and impact weapons.
Despite warnings, individuals in the crowd continued throwing things. Officers tried to retreat out of sight to attempt to deescalate. Over the next three hours, individuals in the crowd pelted the police vehicles with softball-sized rocks, glass bottles, golf balls, ball bearings, metal railroad spikes, and plastic eggs filled with paint (photo). There were also balloons filled with feces thrown on the cars and even a torn up street sign was used to vandalize the marked police cars. Windows were broken and tires were deflated.
You know there’s that saying with Joe Biden: just let him talk. The man has insulted virtually every ethnic and racial group in the country over his long career. The man has diarrhea of the mouth. He also backed a bill that threw millions of black Americans into jail. If there is one thing about locking people up, it’s that Biden is bound to make that a national policy regarding fighting the coronavirus. No jail time, but house arrest and nationwide mask mandates are coming. In an interview with ABC News’ David Muir which is set to air Sunday night, Biden might have just wrecked his 2020 hopes, and those for the rest of the Democratic Party. He’s for torching the economy via lockdowns if the scientists recommended it (via ABC News):
Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an exclusive interview with ABC “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir on Friday that as president, he would shut the country down to stop the spread of COVID-19 if the move was recommended to him by scientists.
“I would shut it down; I would listen to the scientists,” Biden told Muir Friday, alongside his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during their first joint interview since officially becoming the Democratic Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees.
Biden also criticized what he argued is the “fundamental flaw” of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, that the nation cannot begin to recover economically until the virus and public health emergency is under control.
Yeah, the same scientists who said that you can go out and riot in support of left-wing causes because such activity is one of moral urgency. The same experts who added that the virus will not spread in mass gatherings protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May. You see liberal protests make you immune. It provides a shield or something. It’s not transmissible if you’re in a left-wing riot or demonstration. This is a joke. It was always a joke. It’s why there is no more credibility with lockdowns. Also, it didn’t work. It didn’t do anything other than torch the livelihoods of millions of Americans unnecessarily. And that’s the point Democrats wanted to make. That’s the damage they wanted to inflict in an election year, hence the arbitrary extension of these lockdowns passed by Democratic governors. The same group of clowns who forced nursing homes, housing the elderly and infirmed, to take in COVID-positive patients. You don’t need a medical degree to know that bringing in people infected with a virus in the same building as those who are most likely to die from any pathogen is a bad idea. This is where the most vulnerable Americans live, so it’s no shock that nearly half of the deaths from COVID in the US are traced to this policy passed by Democrats.
The Obama-Harris ticket is less than 96 hours old—and they may have given Republicans a lot of ammunition to use against Democrats as this election begins to ramp up. It may have screwed the party. Brad Todd, who co-wrote the book The Great Revolt about the populist surge in rural American that contributed greatly to Donald Trump’s upset 2016 win, said, “this is the biggest break of the year for Republicans in this campaign year.”
“Every House and Senate Democrat needs to be asked right now if they will back President Biden on shutting down the economy. Time for the Fourth Estate to do its job on holding them accountable,” he added.
As some on social media pushed back on Todd’s assumption, he noted that there is no one set of polling data that shows Joe’s ‘burn it all down’ approach to stopping COVID is popular.
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“There’s not a majority in any swing state to ‘shut it down.’ People want commerce – and school – to go on, with precautions,” Todd said. “That’s a provable fact. Only the Left wants to “shut it down.” Joe has made a major mistake here – his biggest yet.”
End your livelihood or economic prosperity. Order versus anarchy. The choice is quite clear in this cycle. Sorry, people who own small businesses who built them from the ground up are not going to take to kindly to ‘you need to restart, sport.’ There are a little over 5 million cases of COVID total in the US, with over 170,000 deaths, half of which attributed to the Democrats’ nursing home fiasco. The numbers don’t justify a lockdown. There’s also no credibility behind it with the Democrats’ endorsement of BLM, leftist violence, and mass gatherings to that effect. Swine flu infected over 60 million Americans under Obama-Biden and they depleted the federal stockpile of N-95 masks and didn’t replenish it.
Democrats in 2020 are saying ‘hey, you may be poorer, stricken with depression, thoughts of suicide, and members of your family might have started to abusing drugs during the lockdowns, but at least you didn’t get coronavirus’ is not a winning message.
Do you like being alone and masked? Democrats are for you.
If you like being locked at home, then the Democrats are your crowd. If you like seeing local businesses shutter, Democrats are your party. If you like seeing riots, looting of the businesses, and burning of futures that have been allowed go on in Democrat cities, go join the Democrats. If you want government telling you what to wear, Democrats are for you.
Austin, Texas made national headlines last week after the all-Democrat city council voted to defund the police department to the tune of $150 million. But what wasn’t so widely reported was how the far left council then chose to redistribute those funds.
In a budget package for 2021 that was unanimously approved by the city council, the police were gutted by nearly 34 percent. Their annual budget had been $434 million; the loss of $150 million for 2021 was set to take place gradually, throughout the year.
The money siphoned from the police didn’t go back to the taxpayers, either. In one line item on the budget proposal, $150,000 was set aside for “abortion logistical services,” according to a report from CBN. The language of the allocation effectively usurps Texas law banning taxpayer funds from paying for abortion.
According to a law that was passed last year by the Texas State legislature, no taxpayer revenue was legally allowed to be applied to abortion businesses, nor their affiliates. But by describing the money set aside for abortion as “logistical services,” it permits the funds to go toward other expenses encountered in the abortion business. Some of those include transport to abortion facilities and legal council, both costly endeavors for which pro-abortion activists often express financial need.
So the Austin city council gets to enjoy its liberal bona fides while it enables the killing of the most defenseless among us and it enables the self-destructive tendencies of a group who are largely drug-dependent or mentally-ill individuals.
Most Americans favor returning to work, but Democrats say it’s a bad idea
What I would like to see is a return of the salaries from the Democrats who have locked us in our homes
Yes, I want to return to work. However, for the time that I have been forced into my house, I would like to take a similar chunk out of the Democrat overlords who have demanded that I go there. I would love to see Lina Hidalgo have to pay back six or seven months of her pay as a Harris County Judge. With her decision to base her initial closure on faulty numbers cited by Dallas Judge Clay Jenkins, she has needlessly killed the restaurant scene in Harris County (along with countless other jobs).
Seattle policeman announces that he has had enough of the Leftist attacks
I mean, are you shocked? Law enforcement has endured weeks of abuse, rioting, targeted violence—and all of it quasi-endorsed by the Democratic Party. Overtime has been cut. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose presides over a city that’s being destroyed before our very eyes, announced he’s cutting $1 billion from the NYPD because…he’s an insufferable leftist clown. The LAPD is also cutting overtime. The Big Apple is now seeing a rush of officers filing their retirement papers. They’re finished. On the Left Coast, it’s even worse, with Democratic politicians pretty much saying the leftist seizure of a large swath of Seattle will lead to a summer of love. Riots have continued here, spurred on by those who are mostly whiter than Wonder Bread. It’s no longer about the officer-involved fatality of George Floyd in Minneapolis last May, which sparked this latest wave of Black Lives Matter and anti-police activism. It’s about Marxism. It’s about control. It’s about leftist violence.
One police officer in Seattle is reportedly shown admitting total defeat, saying he’s quitting the force. When the demonstrator asks if it’s over police brutality, the officer says it’s over the protests, which leads to a profanity-laced tirade against the officer. It gets worse when the police officer asks why both sides meet in the middle, maybe even become friends. Admittedly, this is not the question to ask a group of lawless thugs, but here you go (via The Hill):
Police officer said screw this, I'm done, congratulations to BLM I'm resigning, caught on camera 😬 https://t.co/C2ELs75cEO
Although there are good roads in Texas (and so the snarks can come in from Washington), most native Texans respect the service provided by our police. Therefore, we say “Yes, sir” or “No, ma’am” when we talk to an officer.
At this point, you might interject something like “That’s all well and good, but your post is titled ‘Democrats go insane with leftist acts.’ How does a policeman in Seattle calling it quits have anything to do with Democrats?”
I would say in reply that Democrat policies in liberal cities like Seattle and Austin have everything to do with a policeman in Seattle calling it quits. If there had been some support from the Mayor for the police, if there had been the enforcement of law by the District Attorney, or if the police had been allowed to do anything more than “stand down” as rioters burned, threw bombs, and did other things to the law abiding and the cops — this policeman would probably still be on his normal beat.
You cannot tell me that the riots of Seattle and Portland would have happened if:
A group of protesters beat a man bloody and unconscious in the street after he crashed a truck during a confrontation that unfolded near a Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Portland late Sunday night, according to police, witnesses and multiple videos.
Jorge Ventura, a reporter with The Daily Caller, a conservative news site based in Washington, D.C., said the driver appeared intoxicated when he first got out of the pickup.
“He kind of seemed like he may have been drinking earlier in the evening,” said Ventura, who posted multiple videos of the scene on Twitter. “He was really discombobulated.”
Some among the crowd tried to hold the assailants back during the clash, while others began to rifle through the man’s truck, video shows.
As the driver sat on the ground, a person wearing a vest with “SECURITY” written on the front and back ran from behind and kicked the driver in the face, apparently knocking him unconscious, according to witnesses and multiple videos. The driver remained still on the ground with his eyes closed.
“It was just totally brutal,” Ventura said.
Portland police said in news releases Monday that they received a report of protesters chasing the truck before its driver crashed — and that the group attacked the driver afterward. It wasn’t immediately clear what spurred the violent confrontation.
Multiple social media posts allege that someone had been driving erratically downtown and had tried to run over protesters several times, though those accounts could not be independently verified.
To see the full story, follow the tweets of the Daily Caller reporter,Jorge Ventura
By playing the videos embedded in the following tweets, you will see that the man who went out to protect a woman was attacked by the Antifa and BLM rioters. He never hit back, but he was beaten into unconsciousness.
Do you want to see how the government is being led into Godlessness?
If you want to see why the House of Representatives seems to be going in an anti-God direction, you might want to look at the Democrat leadership (as evidenced by this 11 August 2020 pledge of allegiance lead by Steny Hoyer, where he and all the Democrats left out “under God” from the pledge). That was not a mistake. Furthermore, for there not to be a rumbling of people saying “under God” where they normally would, it was very rehearsed.
It seems as though as soon as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he’s authorized the reopening of all school districts in New York State, Democrats on Capitol Hill are suddenly fine with it. Having looked at the infection rate in the state, Cuomo announced on a phone conference with reporters on Friday that it would be safe to resume in-person learning. But he wants individual plans from schools by the end of next week on how they plan to safely reopen.
Suddenly, the likes of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are also urging schools to safely reopen.
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“If we don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly, because lots of people can’t go to work,” Schumer said at his Friday presser.
He may be late to reach this conclusion, but he’s right. As Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin noted a few months ago, children’s education isn’t the only thing that would be negatively affected if they are forced to continue distance learning. Parents will struggle economically if they’re not able to find temporary guardians for their kids as they try to return to work.
But teachers’ unions made a show of their disapproval. Some placed body bags in front of schools, while others wrote mock wills, predicting their demise if they were forced to return to the classroom with the threat of the coronavirus. And until now, I don’t recall Democrats trying to calm their fears and siding with President Trump that we need to put kids back in class. Or, “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL,” as POTUS tweeted.
Viewers suggested that this about-face from leading Democrats has something to do with the upcoming election.
Since little except for this little spate of comments suggests Democrats want to open schools, this must be a failed trial balloon
This must have been staged by Cuomo and Schumer to deny President Trump a monopoly on the idea of returning children to school. However, with this attempt at sanity, I wonder whether the teacher’s union pushed its head into the situation. Certainly something changed their willingness to speak about getting children back to school.
Harris County Democrat Judge Lina Hidalgo vows to keep schools closed
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said Wednesday no children should be in classrooms under the current conditions.
Under a plan she calls “Roadmap to Reopen Schools,” the county’s top executive offered her help to all school districts in the county. She cannot force them to comply and cannot order school district closures. Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency have given that authority solely to school districts and their boards.
“The bottom line is the people who know best about that are the local school officials,” Abbott said last week.
Attorney General Ken Paxton also added that local health officials do not have authority to shut down all schools in their vicinity even as COVID-19 cases rise. Local leaders cited a law giving health officials authority to control communicable diseases.
But in a letter, Paxton said, “Nothing in the law gives health authorities the power to indiscriminately close schools – public or private – as these local orders claim to do….It does not allow health authorities to issue blanket quarantine orders that are inconsistent with the law.”
Despite that, Hidalgo is offering guidance to any and all districts who seek it from the county health department.
“The countdown to the first day of school is a ticking time bomb,” Hidalgo said from prepared remarks.
Hidalgo said the county is currently under “threat level red,” which indicates uncontrolled spread of the virus, and she argued that no students should be in campus and no large gatherings should take place.
According to Hidalgo, the roadmap is a way to give districts a path to reopening safely and suggested that not until the threat level is green should campuses open at full capacity.
“We cannot pretend that children don’t spread the illness,” Hidalgo said, cautioning that the positivity rate is “far worse than when schools were shuttered in April.”
Just this week, school districts, including Humble ISD, started its virtual learning.
Still, a copy of the order tweeted from the Harris County Public Health Twitter account noted that the start of in-person instruction and activity could be delayed further “based on ongoing monitoring and assessment of public health mitigation conditions.”
It states the decision to close was based on rationale that included increased COVID-19 transmission in the community as well as an increased number of hospitalizations.
The order includes the following:
Virtual instruction is allowed consistent with individual district or school academic plans. Instructors may use classrooms for video streaming if they are alone in the classroom and building occupancy does not exceed 10%
All school sponsored events and activities, including but not limited to clubs, sports, extra-curricular activities, fairs, exhibitions, academic and/or athletic competitions, must not take place in-person, on or off campus, until school systems resume on-campus instruction
By no later than Friday, August 21, 2020, each School System shall develop and submit a written plan with safety and health protocols for resuming in-person instruction and extracurricular activities
A day before Hidalgo’s announcement, the CDC released new guidelines urging leaders nationwide to reopen schools. The CDC acknowledged parents’ concern with sending children back to school for in-person learning, but said keeping schools closed could also be harmful.
A U.S. Army sergeant identified himself Thursday as the person who fatally shot a protester in Austin, Texas over the weekend saying he acted in self-defense.
Sgt. Daniel Perry said that he shot Garrett Foster in an act of self-defense Saturday night, according to his lawyer, CBS News reported. Perry is a ride-share driver and said he carries a firearm for self-defense in case a rider becomes violent in his car.
“Sgt. Perry and his family deeply sympathize with the loss and grief being experienced by Mr. Foster’s family,” said Perry’s attorney Clint Broden in a statement, according to CBS. “Sgt. Perry is devastated by what happened.”
Perry did not realize a protest was occurring when he was surrounded by a “throng of people” and several “started beating on his vehicle,” Broden alleged, according to CBS. Perry then rolled his window down after Foster, who Perry thought was a police officer at first, approached his vehicle holding an assault rifle.
Perry then realized Foster wasn’t with any law enforcement agency, Broden said, according to CBS. Perry shot Foster after Foster allegedly raised his weapon toward Perry.
“Immediately after Sgt. Perry fired on the individual who raised the assault rifle toward him, a member of the crowd began firing on Sgt. Perry’s vehicle,” Broden said, according to CBS. “Sgt. Perry drove to safety and immediately called the police.”
Police officers who responded to the scene of the shooting spoke with several witnesses who reported different versions of the incident, according to a Monday Austin Police Department statement.
Perry and the individual who allegedly fired at Perry’s vehicle as he was driving away were both questioned and released, police said.
“This was intentional. It was aggressive and he accelerated into a crowd of protesters,” said witness James Sasinowski who offered a different account from Perry’s, CNN reported. “He could have waited for us to pass or he could have gone slowly. We would have allowed him to go through.”
One of several things the Chris Krok Show on WBAP revealed was that the BLM protesters did not file a protest permit with Austin. Therefore, nobody knew where the protesters would block streets. Hence, ride share driver Daniel Perry did not know how to avoid the masses.
Furthermore, while both shooter and victim were veterans and both were armed, Daniel Perry found himself surrounded by a violent BLM crowd that began battering his vehicle. When the victim leveled his gun at the ride share driver, Perry did what he needed to do to protect himself.
Another point brought out by the show was that the BLM protester who was shot was a professional protester. Although WFAA in Dallas reported that the victim loved his wife more than anything on Earth (a point used in a liberal drive to fund the victim’s family), it seems he did not have enough love to go out and get a regular job.
When asked, Fauci cannot bring himself to blame protesters the way he blames workers
After suggesting that people should wear eye protection to help prevent catching COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci was pressed days later about protesters filling the streets but brazenly shrugged off the issue.
“I’m not in a position to determine,” he insisted, “what the government can do in a forceful way.”
Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, is the most visible member of the White House pandemic task force. He has also gained national attention as the media’s go-to expert on the virus, and how doctors should fight it and how the public can protect itself from catching it.
In a Wednesday, June 29 interview with ABC News, the infectious disease expert was asked if eye protection would be recommended soon along with the current push for face masks.
“It might,” he replied, “if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces.”
Mucosa is moist tissue that lines the mouth, lungs, and also the eyelids, so Fauci suggested people should use eye protection “if you really want to be complete.”
Medical experts say wearing a mask prevents spreading the virus to others. But the issue has become a contentious and controversial issue for much of the public, including those who demand others wear them or those who refuse to do so.
Meanwhile, Fauci recently attended a Washington Nationals baseball game where he was photographed with his own mask dangling off his chin.
“For him to say now we have to wear goggles and a facemask is the height of audacity,” observes AFR radio host Sandy Rios. “Dr. Fauci is a very dangerous, little smiling man.”
At the Friday hearing before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) pointed out that tens of thousands of people have been protesting, and sometimes rioting, in the streets.
Fauci agreed with Jordan that such crowds help spread the virus but insisted he was not qualified to make a recommendation about government stopping the protests to protect the public.
“Should government limit the protesting?” Jordan demanded.
Jordan pointed out that people are being preventing from attending church, and he asked Fauci again about the protests, but the medical expert did not directly answer the question.
Whether it is Doctor Fauci or Mayor Turner as they turn a blind eye to Black Lives Matter protesters, they all are the same. Whether it is Police Chief Acevedo preaching the evils of the white guys with skateboards in front of a Black Lives Matter crowd or any other liberal hypocrite, it does not matter.
Somehow, I have gotten accustomed to the Left being hypocritical when they claimed the mantle of science when it came to matters of faith, but refused to look at science when it came to genetics (transsexuals), solar models (climate change), and the like.
Authorities seize IEDs in Seattle — DHS also confirms their use in Portland riots
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were reportedly seized from rioters in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.
Seattle and Portland have been the scene of riots in recent months following the death of George Floyd. In Seattle, an autonomous zone – first dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” and later renamed the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” – was set up for weeks in June.
Portland has seen consistent violence from protesters as federal officers try to protect the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.
Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announced Thursday that a recent search warrant found multiple weapons, including an improvised explosive, according to Q13’s Brandi Kruse. The warrant was for an impounded van taken at Saturday’s riot.
Other weapons reportedly found included bear spray, tasers and improvised spike strips, according to Best. The items were reportedly being given to people in the crowd.
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf also told reporters Wednesday that violent protesters have used IEDs, among other explosives, in Portland. He noted the difference between “attacks by violent criminals, violent opportunists, and violent anarchists” compared to non-violent protesters.
For years, Marxist politicians have worked to limit our Second Amendment rights
The Left has worked together to eliminate our right to bear arms — to protect ourselves with guns.
Then, with the first Minneapolis riots, guns were seen in the hands of Black Lives Matters protesters. Soon after in Seattle, guns popped up in the CHAZ (which became the CHOP before a 20-something Black man was shot).
Now we find that the Marxists have been creating bombs. These people are hypocrites three times over.
Riots, school and church closings, and anti-police movement blow up U.S. homicide rate
Homicide rates have exploded by double digits and experts blame school and church closings alongside the anti-police movement, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal looked at America’s 50 biggest cities and found homicides are up an average of a whopping 24 percent across the board.
It is also worth noting, although the Journal tries to spin this as a bipartisan problem, that Democrats (including the “progressive” mayor of San Antonio who identifies as Independent) run seven of the top ten cities with the biggest jump in homicide rates.
Democrats also run all six of the top six cities with the largest number of homicides, including Democrat-run Chicago, which the Journal notes is responsible for “more than one of every eight homicides.” The top six are Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas.
The experts the Journal spoke with laid the blame on the closing of schools and churches, and the left’s anti-police crusade.
“Lockdowns and recession also mean tensions are running high and streets have been emptied of eyes and ears on their communities. Some attribute the rise to an increase in gang violence,” the Journal reports, adding…
Schools let out young adults in March because of the pandemic and after-school activities largely stopped. Churches and other social institutions were restrained for the sake of social distancing. Police first were hit by coronavirus and then blowback in the neighborhoods they patrol after the killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a Black man, while in police custody.
“Gangs are built around structure and lack thereof,” said Jeff La Blue, a spokesman for the Fresno police department. “With schools being closed and a lot of different businesses being closed, the people that normally would have been involved in positive structures in their lives aren’t there.”
Obviously structure is imperative for young people, which is something schooling offers. As far as the Church, this is something especially vital in black and Hispanic communities, a place for troubled youth to go. Many churches also offer after-school activities, not to mention moral guidance.
“Everything that society does that might shape public safety was turned upside-down during the pandemic,” Mr. Ludwig told the Journal, and this of course includes an unprecedented and dishonest crusade by Democrats and the corporate media to delegitimize and defund the police.
The good news is that burglaries and rapes are down, but that’s only because people are staying home. There are fewer potential victims out there.
“Homicides, on the other hand, are up because violent criminals have been emboldened by the sidelining of police,” reports the Journal, and these homicides are “hitting low-income, mostly Black and Latino communities especially hard” — just as I (and everyone with a brain) predicted when this left-wing terrorism launched.
The corporate and left-wing media completely ignored the story last month about a 24-year old mother, Jessica Whitaker, who was killed by Black Lives Matter supporters in Indianapolis, Indiana after an alleged argument over the term “All Lives Matter.”
Analysis by the nonpartisan bias-checker Ground News, which tracks coverage of news stories and assigns a “bias rating” to stories based on coverage or lack of coverage from partisan media, found that national coverage of the story came nearly exclusively from right-wing or center-right publications.
As Breitbart News reported, the story was originally reported by local media, but went largely ignored by the national press until it was picked up by the Gateway Pundit.
Jessica Whitaker, a 24-year-old mother of one, was with three friends by a canal in Indianapolis in the early hours of July 5 after a 4th of July celebration when a confrontation occurred between her group and a group of Black Lives Matter supporters, allegedly over racial language.
Whitaker’s fiancee, Jose Ramirez, told local news that during a brief argument, someone in the opposing group said “Black Lives Matter,” to which one of Whitaker’s group — possibly Whitaker — responded “All Lives Matter.”
The victim’s father told the Gateway Pundit that the Black Lives Matter group brandished guns during the confrontation, prompting Ramirez to do the same.
The situation de-escalated and both groups withdrew, but Ramirez said the Black Lives Matter supporters later ambushed their group under a nearby bridge, shooting Whitaker dead.
The only left-leaning sources to cover the story were a British left-wing newspaper, the Mirror, and the New York Daily News.
For two straight months, unrest and violence have been ongoing in Portland where the federal courthouse has been a flashpoint for both protests and riots, including burning Bibles and the American flag. The Trump administration and city officials are trying to find a solution, and some Christian leaders are also looking for answers.
The nightly riots have drawn thousands to this city park in front of Portland’s federal courthouse. Some say they are protesting for racial justice, others want to defund the police nationwide.
While CBN News was there, windows were smashed, buildings defaced, and fires burned nightly around the courthouse, but Portland mayor and police commissioner Ted Wheeler ignored the conduct, even joining the protesters in calling for federal police to leave the area.
This CBN reporter observed many different kinds of makeshift weapons out here including shields, baseball bats, tennis rackets, green lasers, frozen water bottles, glass bottles, and things like that. The protesters beat on the doors of the federal building for about ten minutes, essentially begging the cops to come out. The cops finally obliged, came out, and pushed everybody back, which led to a standoff.
While many of the signs call for the police to be defunded or abolished, it’s clear their intentions are not to increase personal freedom.
Antifa agitators could be seen blocking roads and trying to limit the freedom of the press. One Antifa organizer shouted, “Video the police, not the protesters.”
When a black Trump supporter was discovered in the crowd, protesters immediately called in the mob.
It was abundantly clear most of those participating in the riots don’t want to abolish the police, but instead want to become the police.
Some local Christians have been trying to be positive in the midst of these riots. Pastor J.W. Matt Hennessee from Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church Portland said, “As a leader, I’m often asked to speak, and during the entire period, I’ve said, I just want to listen. I want to show up.”
“I have trouble with people who set fires on purpose or people who write graffiti all over the place and stuff like that, who bash in windows and loot stores. I have a real problem with all of that, but that’s why inside, I’m saying, ‘Lord, you’ve got to help me understand what that person sees that I don’t’.”
Tensions eased somewhat over the weekend as federal agents were replaced by Seattle police officers who must follow much more restrictive rules of crowd control measures. But that didn’t stop protesters from burning American flags and even Bibles. How that relates to racial justice wasn’t immediately clear. But Pastor Hennessee says there is a role for Christians to play.
“We need to pray for the ability to listen, to learn and to find out how God wants us to engage and to do that in a very, very like, intentional way for us to be able to be used by God, as instruments in this space,” Hennessee said.
The group that says it wants to eliminate fascists surely acts like fascists
The last time books were burned in masse, it seems like it was the fascist Nazis doing it. Now “Antifa” does it (along with beating up people, burning businesses, strong-arming businesses, bombing businesses, and other fascist-like acts).
Lori Lightfoot continues to raid Black churches to prevent meetings
On Sunday, Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.
Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president.
The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and locked the doors and refused to allow the officers to gain entry to the building, Todd Starnes reported.
Pastor Lewis told Starnes that he felt like he was confronting “the Soviet-style KGB” as the officers pounded on his doors and demanded entry to shut the church down.
“Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” Lewis said.
A sentry that is usually posted outside the sanctuary to monitor the street during service also reported seeing occupants of a dark car with tinted windows filming the incident through one opened window.
“All we are seeking is the same consideration and trust that is being tendered toward the liquor stores, abortion clinics, and Walmart,” Lewis told Starnes.
Lewis is also seeking help from U.S. Attorney John Lausch. “We are trying to follow the laws of man as much as reasonably possible, but when the laws of man conflict with the laws of God, I, as a pastor, have a duty to follow the laws of God,” Lewis wrote in a recent letter to Lausch. “We will not be intimidated by this overhanded government bully, but we are requesting the assistance of our president and our Justice Department in correcting this grave miscarriage of the law.”
Lightfoot, Chicago’s Mayor since May of last year, has been targeting the city’s churches for several weeks as houses of worship have begun balking at her draconian lockdown orders.
Late last week, Lightfoot excoriated the city’s churches, saying that their desire to re-open is “dangerous and foolish.”
Also last week, the city began fining churches that Lightfoot thinks are violating her coronavirus lockdown orders. After some churches started holding services on the second weekend of May, fines were handed out to churches, including Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Metro Praise International, and others.
Law service Liberty Counsel reported on May 23 that Elim Pentecostal Church and other Romanian churches in the city received letters from the Chicago Department of Public Health, invoking emergency orders and deeming churches a danger to society.
The letters also invoked “summary abatement,” which gives the city the power to forcibly enter properties without a judge’s orders and impose the mayor’s will on occupants.
The violent racist group Black Lives Matter has graduated to a public display of their formerly covert practices. Thus the Louisville Courier-Journal reported on Sunday that business owners in Louisville received letters from BLM thugs. The letters contained a list of demands that the owners had to capitulate to, or else. The paper referenced a press release delivered by BLM terrorists who told one owner to put it on his front door so “your business is not f***ed with.” Extortion pure and simple. Because if you don’t kneel to BLM and thus refuse to put it on your door, then, the letter implies, you will be “f***ed with.”
But one Cuban businessman is standing up to BLM. Fernando Martinez, who is a partner in the Ole Restaurant Group and came to the U.S. on a raft from Castro’s Cuba when he was 18, said this to BLM: “There comes a time in life that you have to make a stand and you have to really prove your convictions and what you believe in. All good people need to denounce this. How can you justified (sic) injustice with more injustice?” No letter went on his front door.
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Incidentally, BLM’s idea of “improving diversity” likely ends up with diverse denominations of cash in their pockets.
Martinez further said, “How can I be called a bigot and a racist when my family is black? When my son is gay? I’m the proud father of a gay son, and I’m gonna fight for him against anybody.”
Okay then. Martinez is a bit confused on his subject matter, but he seems to get the gist. What did a top Louisville race hustler say about Mr. Martinez’s fervent plea for tolerance?
Sadiqa Reynolds, the president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, said she will no longer patronize the restaurant and wonders why “any human, other than a racist, would choose this time to tell us how little our lives matter.”
Curious minds wish to know: Just when did Martinez say that? How do you take his passionate plea for black and gay rights and turn it into a Bobby Byrd Kluxer diatribe? She just followed the first rule of public relations management when you’re in a pickle: Change the subject and attack the messenger.
Though it does bring up the sensitive topic of black/Hispanic relations. It is no secret in the Latin community that many Latins are not exactly enlightened on civil rights when it comes to blacks. I say this as someone of both Latin and black heritage. It emanates from the slave trade in Latin America and thus blacks being perceived at the bottom of the socioeconomic order. Many Latins, being status crazed, still hold on to that anachronistic and unfortunate perception.
That does not obscure the fact that Martinez is a brave man to stand up to the violent thugs and extortionists of BLM. Cowardly guttersnipes like BLM thrive on the threat of force when applied to the weak. Martinez called their bluff. Hopefully others, including in the black community, will follow his lead.
Have you noticed a theme similar to Animal Farm within this post?
Starting with the privileges afforded to the BLM marchers in the first story (where they did not have to file a protest permit and, therefore, did not have a stated route for their protest), there have been allowances for BLM. Continuing with the admission by Fauci that he could not withhold protesting from the BLM crowd, but had called for shutdowns of business and churches.
Then consider the imbalance (lenience on the left / strictness against the right) that has resulted in the empty jails, rising murder rates, empty offices, lengthening lines at food pantries, and more. This has to stop. One way it will stop is to stop listening to the main stream media. Another is to vote out the left.
Otherwise, the Animal Farm similarity will continue and we will continue to have some more equal than others.
Denial is not just a river in Egypt, as the ancient joke goes.
It’s the Democratic/media/left’s comprehensive response to the nationwide riots that rage on, seven weeks after the funeral of police-brutality victim George Floyd.
His memory has been kidnapped by the most violent insurrectionists America has seen since 1968.
“Do you disavow the violence from Antifa that’s happening in Portland right now?” journalist Austen Fleccas asked Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Sunday. “That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.,” Nadler replied.
On Tuesday, Nadler further explained Portland’s mythical instability.
He excoriated U.S. Atty. Gen. William “Bill” Barr at a hearing/verbal abuse session that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee arranged for the attorney general.
Clearly enraged by the Trump administration’s surge of federal officers sent to Portland to combat the carnage that is not happening there, Nadler said, “The president wants footage for his campaign ads, and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered.”
The Judiciary chairman added, “Now you are projecting fear and violence nationwide in pursuit of obvious political objectives. Shame on you, Mr. Barr. Shame on you.”
“The playbook is to create the impression that there is violence, that he must send in federal troops,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said at Tuesday’s meeting.
“And that is how he [President Trump] hopes to win the election.”
Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., wrote Wednesday via Twitter that federal agents “have acted as an occupying force & brought violence.”
Brown’s words echoed those of Mayor Ted Wheeler, D-Portland. As he wrote via Twitter on July 14, “my biggest immediate concern is the violence federal officers brought to our streets in recent days. . . We do not need or want their help.”
But on July 3, Wheeler blamed others for his city’s chaos.
Unlike House Democrats, who mainly told Barr to shut up, Republicans introduced a radical reform: They asked Barr questions and let him answer.
“As far as the weapons you mentioned, let me get this straight,” said Representative Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. He listed “rifles, explosives, knives, saws, sledgehammers, Tasers, slingshots, rocks, bricks, lasers. Have I missed anything?”
“You have missed some things, but that’s a good list,” Barr replied. “They have these powerful slingshots with ball bearings that they shoot. They have used pellet guns, we believe. We have found those projectiles have penetrated Marshals to the bone. . . They do start fires. They start fires, if they can get the fire inside or through the windows. And they start fires along the outside of the courthouse. When the Marshals come out to try to deal with the fires, they are assaulted.”
The Associated Press’ Michael Balsamo embedded himself inside the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse. His dispatches, via Twitter, are chilling. “The lights inside the courthouse have to be turned off for safety & the light from high-powered lasers bounced across the lobby almost all night. The fear is palpable. Three officers were struck in the last few weeks & still haven’t regained their vision.”
DHS’ deployment to Portland is not ritual chest beating.
Be prepared to “give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” is the Democrat-run government’s solution to a troubling violent crime increase in Minneapolis.
This is not just a failure of government, it is a failure of those who elected these failures.
If you believe in the Constitution and human rights, then you’re supposed to be able to grasp the basic concept that government has one job and only one job: to protect your rights.
You might think your city council’s primary job is to own the Orange Bad Man, or to agree to participate in the Paris Climate Accords as a means to own the Orange Bad Man, or to become a sanctuary city to own the Orange Bad Man, but that would make you an idiot.
By “protecting your rights,” what I mean is your right to live your life in any way you choose just as long as your choices do not interfere with anyone else’s rights — and everything from murder to robbery to carjacking to blasting music in the middle of the night is a violation of someone else’s rights.
We have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and the government’s only responsibility is to ensure no one interferes with that right. But here is the Democrat-dominated city council of Minneapolis surrendering that primary responsibility with an announcement that concedes the following: “Robberies and carjackings have increased … cell phones and vehicles are being targeted … victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun.”
And what is city council’s solution to put an end to this serial-violation of their constituents’ human rights? Is it the promise of doing what would actually work, such as an increased police presence or the pledge the city will not tire until those responsible face justice?
Nope. Instead of announcing what would actually work to make your neighborhood and family safe, the city council is advising the citizens of Minneapolis to “be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” and to “do as [the criminals] say.”
Oh, there are some other tips…
“Do not walk alone,” “Be hyper-aware of your surroundings at all times,” “Lock your doors while driving,” but who the hell wants to live like that — like you live in a war zone or in a world where vampires are real?
That’s no way to live. If you are forced to live that way, your government has failed. If living in a city where you can never relax or drop your guard is the only solution your elected representatives are willing to come up with, then your government has made the choice to surrender to the criminals and to abdicate their primary responsibility.
And if you elected these failures, if you voted for a bunch of anarchists who would rather turn the city over to violent criminals than admit they went too far with their vote to abolish — yes, abolish — the police… Well, that’s on you.
You get what you vote for, and this is exactly what you voted for.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (D) announced Monday that police will issue $250 fines to individuals without a face covering after they receive their first warning.
“Lives are at stake so I’m taking this step to drive these numbers down,” Turner said of the move.
The development comes as Houston registered its fifth consecutive day of 1,000-plus additional coronavirus cases amid sinking hospitalizations and a drop positivity rate to 17.6 percent. Houston has 50,000 virus cases and 472 fatalities.
In July, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez ordered police to issue citations to non-mask wearers: a $100 for a first and second offense, then an arrest or notice to appear for a third offense.
“We don’t want to be the bad guy, we have to contain COVID-19 and educate the public and so some individuals are going to receive citations if they violate emergency rules,” Miami Police Commander Freddie Cruz recently told CBS4. “There have been several weeks of warnings about how important this is and how people can be fined.”
Cruz continued: “We don’t want to be a bad person. We are asking everyone please cooperate. It’s the law. It’s like wearing a seat belt. It’s like stopping at a red light. It’s the new normal. Let’s embrace it and contain COVID-19 and stay healthy. We’ve ad several weeks now of warnings and we are even providing face masks that have been given out.”
In Broward County, face coverings are required in all public spaces such as businesses, retail stores, and restaurants. Violators could see fines of $1,000 per day and criminal enforcement of a violation could amount to up to 60 days in jail.
I am fighting back with the facts and charts against Socialist Judge Hidalgo’s constant demands to shut down Harris County’s economy! We have a socialization problem, not a social distancing in the workplace problem.
Watch the video below where I share the untold data that you never hear on the Covid-19 pandemic and discuss keeping the Texas economy open while fighting the virus at the same time!
Surprisingly, the local main stream media stations are not covering this
Probably because this contradicts the narrative that they have been spouting since the start of the BLM riots, these charts and the narrative have not seem the air waves. Who knows, maybe the way it contradicts the ramblings of Lina Hidalgo and Sylvester Turner might also have a hand in it.
KPRC talk radio host Ken Webster points out an injustice to an investigative reporter
Houston talk radio personality Ken Webster of KPRC pointed out how investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino was thrown in jail for questioning a judge known for releasing felons on personal recognizance bonds.
So, kill someone and get off on bond. Question this judge, spend a night in jail.
America does not hold to a kritarchy — rather we use a representative republic. Therefore, this judge needs to get off his high horse and realize that the people do not serve him. He serves the people.
Since this judge has been making Harris County a more dangerous place to live, this judge needs to be replaced with a judge that will apply the law (not only this judge, but also many other Democrat judges and District Attorney Kim Ogg).
Thirty-three (now 35 or 36) murders by felons let out on PR bonds in Harris County since 2018
According to an interview at KSEV on Monday (13 July 2020) between Chris X Blayney and Andy Kahan, 33 felons have been released on bond only to commit murder. Read the text of the interview, transcribed via Google Live Transcribe. Listen to the interview either at the link to the KSEV Facebook site (above) or at the Soundcloud link embedded below.
We are going to things off kick off today with my friend the Director of Victim Services and Advocacy at Crime Stoppers of Houston. Andy Kahan joins us here now on the voice of Texas. Hey Andy, thanks so much for being here. Good to have you back on the program.
Great to be here.
Well, it’s always good to catch up with you except for the reasons which why we’ve been talking about mostly here lately. Now you were here on this program. I think it was less than two weeks ago, now You talked about in the last wolves are roughly 18 months. I guess 24 people had been killed in Harris County by these no bonds or low bonds. These felons that were let go gone on to kill 24 more people. Well, you got an update on that and a few other things as well.
Yeah. We’re sadly at up to 33 people who’ve been murdered by defendants released on multiple and PR Bonds in Harris County and less than two years.
That to me is a public safety/health crisis. And for reasons that are beyond my comprehension, I can’t get anybody interested in discussing it. I’ve not heard one peep from an elected official. For the most part local media (with the exception of yourself and a few others) have generally ignored it. I’m just going to keep on doing what I am doing. Sadly, I am going to keep on adding to this list, more and more. I am just astounded that 33 people – and the more I get into it – and I started noticing a trend when I started doing my research — When I started looking at the offenders charged with murder a common denominator: they are all out on bond multiple times. Or they were on PR bonds or they were on bonds with prior criminal histories as well. And I and that’s kind of what started me on compiling a list that, sadly, keeps growing daily.
You know, it is sad and it’s weird. Clearly. I’ve known you for a long time and whenever you’ve spoken about things, especially this magnitude, I’ve always listened to you. You generally don’t you’re one of those you guys, Andy, that when you talk to you don’t go off in the BS territory (ever). You don’t talk about stupid little things that really have no meaning or magnitude. Whenever you talk about stuff, we’re to usually talk about people’s lives and victims that have been, you know, tragically altered by very bad things and this is important and to me it’s astonishing that we can’t get a little bit more interest in what’s happening. I mean, we’re up to 30 plus people have been killed by these these these many of these people are that are being charged with felonies. They’re getting these no bond or low Bond and they’re letting them go until they’re killing people. We’re up into the 30s. Where do you think that’s number is going to be by the end of the year, Andy?
I would get them it probably around 50 or so. And again, you know, and I’ll give you is troubling. I guess I’ve told you earlier when we were talking. I felt so strong about this. I submitted an op-ed to the Houston Chronicle. I submitted it on May the 25th. And after we went through a bunch of different edits and anchoring and getting the verbage down and eliminating this eliminating that I actually started off at that time Believe It or Not There was just 20 people on my list of that time. I named the 20 people. They didn’t like it. They said I would lose the reader because I had so many names. Could I just basically narrow it down to a few and kind of describe himself, you know, I acquiesced I restructured everything and they were actually going to run it the week of May 28th. Now, unfortunately what happened they 28th was the horrific death of George Floyd. Oh, I totally get why they put it off. I would have put it off as well because it wouldn’t have gotten any traction and would have been lost in the uproar and hubbub of the George Floyd murder as well.
So on June 12th, I kind of just sent a little follow-up. Hey, by the way, I’m up to 25 now, you know on our originally submitted the op-ed, I was at 20. Just checking on the status and you know, look if you don’t run them run it you’re not going to hurt my feelings. Just simply let me know and I’ll move on and I’ll find another avenue or venue to get it out on. The editor of the opinion section responded “We need you to reframe it.” And I’m going “Reframe what?” What do you want me to reframe? He says it has nothing to do with police reform. It’s a separate issue. So we went back and forth. So I added a paragraph on Crime Stoppers police reform (this is what we believe in) and they said that’s fine and they said we’re going to run it. I want to say with they’re going to run it online Tuesday, I believe it was June 23rd and they’re going to print it on June 25th. Okay fine. I appreciate working with you guys. Thanks. Can’t wait to see the final product. Well, June 25th as you well, imagine came and gone and there was no op-ed. No nothing. All right, fine. I’ll give you again the benefit of the doubt. Sent an email to the editor and I said, hey just checking with you. I noticed the piece did not run. Did something come up, you know, what’s going to happen? Silence. Zero. I did not even get a response. The other times at least when we were going back and forth we responded to each other. So that was kind of disturbing. I ran this by a couple former editorial board members of the Chronicle that I respect and I was just wanting to get their perspective. I sent them everything and they were scratching your head going, “We had no clue why What’s going on. Why they’re doing what they’re doing.” So on July 10 another email saying “hey, I’m up to now 30, you know, just curious nothing now.” I’ve been at you well know Chris. I’ve kind of been semi in the public eye for almost 30 years doing this. Yeah, I make myself pretty accessible to the media talking about issues and talking about issues that some people agree some people don’t but you’re always getting an honest perspective. From a one way or the other so I thought maybe I deserved a little bit more respect little more professionalism. And like I said if you don’t want to run it just say so.
We’re late for a break. So let’s go and take a break stick around with me. We’re going to come back and we’re going to we’re going to cover those things that apparently the Houston Chronicle has determined it’s not good enough to Grace their pages. Has or their digital pixels on the cron.com now, here’s the one thing I know about he’s been very apolitical. I’ve known Andy for 20 years. I’ve been interviewing off and on a never grew up with Andy and I have never talked politics ever. Can you believe that? I know I’m a political opinion talk show host. We talked all the but we’ve never talked because we’re talking facts were talking numbers. We’re talking people’s lives. I don’t give a damn about the politics when it comes to that. What I give a damn about is these people apparently the Chronicle decided… Well in my opinion maybe their politics are playing a little above the victims. We’re going to come back. We’re going to go through this.
Welcome back to Chris X Radio here on am 700 KSEV the voice of Texas.I’m the aforementioned X-Man along with Captain Jack was once again assumed control of the airwaves. He will maintain control of these are ways for the next hour and a half plus as we roll Monday through Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Here on the voice of Texas. So glad to have you here with us as we’re rolling. We’re joined here in the first hour by Andy Kahan director victim services and advocacy at Crime Stoppers Houston. He’s been working on behalf of victims here in the city of Houston and currently is working with Crime Stoppers. And the first segment we were talking with Andy, he started compiling a list because apparently nobody else cares about the victims of people that are being well let out of jail early. In other words are getting PR bonds. Are they getting very low rated bonds? They’re getting out and they’ve gone on to kill which Andy is documented at least 33 cases here since 2018 here in Houston, in Harris County area. In the first segment and he was telling us how the he talked to the Houston Chronicle. They seem to be interested in running a an article discussing it and then they made moves and tried to get you to reimagine it. What word was that …
The word that I got was “Reframe it.” Okay. I had add in something above police reform which had nothing to do with the subject that was talking about but to appease them I did and then waited of court to run as they stated it would. It’s all documented. June 25th, it was supposed to run and then all I’ve gotten is silence. I sent follow-up responses to the editor of the editorial section. I sent it. I’ve sent a letter today to the executive editor of the Chronicle who much to his credit actually did respond to me with basically acquiesced and said he has no control over the editorial Department, which I said well I thought is executive editor of the Chronicle, you might want to be made aware of what’s going on here. I’m a big boy, Chris. If you don’t want to run it. If you don’t want to let your readers know what’s going on. If you don’t want to include all narratives, which includes back cases, involving offenders released on multiple and PR bonds who’s gone on the commit violent crimes, then say so. But I think after 30 years I deserve a little bit of respect and some degree of professionalism. Which obviously isn’t the case right now in all the issues that I bring up basically have to deal with the public safety and what we don’t know. It’s not of a blame for got you. I’m just spelling it out. Like you said facts after facts after facts and saying we’ve got to do better. That’s all I’m saying.
I made this point as we were going into a break and he can attest to this Andy how many times? Have you and I talked to politics since I’ve known you for the last 20 years,
I think maybe 2% maybe. Something really miniscule. This isn’t politics, this is real life. This isn’t Democratic not Republican. It’s not independent not green. It’s what happening in our County and it’s fact-based and Public Safety is at a higher risk when career habitual offenders are continuously released back to the community. The problem that I bring out in the op-ed if we have no clue how many offenders fit into this category because we don’t keep any statistical information. The murders that I’ve been discussing the last two years are. I have no clue how many people have been the victims of violent crime other than the murders that I’ve been able to keep up with. I don’t know how many people been the victims of aggravated robbery or sexual assault. So for You Name It We don’t know and we should know. That’s the problem and as a victim Advocate, what do I get out? What do I tell you? How do I explain what a family why their loved one was killed? What do I tell the family of an 11 year old boy? This is a true story – a 11-year-old boy who was shot by a defendant who was out on multiple bond. Out on a murder bond, evading arrest, and unlawfully carrying a weapon. How do I tell them that our criminal justice system has failed them under the guise of Criminal Justice and bond reform.
It just … As you often say, it boggles the mind and the reason I was bringing the politics up about it because I inclu am a political opinion talk show host. So my politics come up and there’s no but I still to this day and I don’t want anybody to tell me what his political affiliation is a whom he’s ever voted for. I don’t give a damn and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t care for people to know either because that doesn’t help these victims. I’m pretty sure that he’s probably had Republican, independent, liberal, Democrat, and conservative victims families that he’s worked on behalf and that place no bearing on what he does to try to help these people who were being killed and victimized by these people over and over again. Andy, what I want to do on today’s program one is I guess let’s do it in this segment. I want to run through the list and I’m going to name off some of these names because clearly they’re being Left out of the narrative and then I want to make sure that we go through since the Chronicles not brave enough to print this article. I want you to go through and hear on this program. And if anyone knows anyone at the Chronicle, please reach out to them have them tune in to 700 KSEV, the voice of Texas. I know there are local reporters that occasionally listen to this program. They’ve been very kind and very nice. There’s a few good ones around town if you know them tell them to tune in because we’re going to go through there and give them some names that they might be interested in talking about. Andy, do you want me to start going through the list or what you got like to go to the 33 people?
No, it would be nice to hear another voice other than mine speak on this topic.
Ok, let’s go. We have Byron Handy.
Oh, God. Let me let me start off with that. He was actually the catalyst for me creating the list. The individual now charged in the capital murder was a guy named Joshua Wolf. Cause they shot Byron Handy during a robbery. All right, let’s look at this. Originally, he was put on for years probation in 2017 for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, which is a fancy term for auto theft while on probation, he was charged with unlawfully carrying the firearm and given a PR Bond. So now he’s on probation follow me charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm in May of 2019 and bond out. So now we’re on probation. We’re on two bonds both involving a firearm. He’s charged with yet another violent felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other firearm and he’s allowed to bond out again. April 1st, he’s charged with capital murder. So to kind of sum it all up because it’s hard to because it defies logic is defendant who’s on probation managed to be charged with three offenses all involving the use of a firearm and yet was continually allowed to be granted and released on bond. His probation was never revoked and motion to revoke his bonds were denied every time by the 263rd District Court. Remember the name of Byron Handy. That was my impetus for getting into this.
And that’s just one on the list are we’re due for another break. Let’s take another break. We’re going to come back with Andy Kahan director victim services and advocacy of Crime Stoppers Houston. There’s 32 more names on that list. It’s the one that he’s compiled. Alone by himself doing this on his own. We’re going to come back. We’re gonna go briefly through these others will go a little quicker so you can hear these names and then I want to go through that op-ed. I want you to hear this and once again, if you know anyone at the Chronicle who’s listening so hey, why don’t you two are that, you know, tell them to tune in to Chris X radio and ask them why they refuse to carry this story. He’s not going to go down the political route, but I absolutely 100% know the politics of the Chronicle. I also know the politics of these people that have continually let out these people on these low bonds are no bond and they’ve gone to kill people. I’m not saying they’re running interference for these people. But Criminal Justice Reform has led to a lot of dead people in our area.
We’re talking with Andy Kahan director victim services and advocacy a Crime Stoppers Houston and he wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle. They just decided they didn’t want to print it. I don’t know why it was discussing the well now the 33 people murdered in Harris County from 2018 through present by defendants who’ve been released on bond multiple bonds and PR bonds. We touched on that just went through just one. We’re going to do is start rolling through these names. I want to make sure we mention every one of them and then I want Andy to read through his or at least he can synopsize. If you want his op-ed piece Andy we talked about Byron handy in the last segment. Let’s talk about that was the one that kicked off this whole thing. Let’s talk about the next name on the list: Diane Escobar
Diane Escobar and Ricardo Escobar were killed by a guy who was on drugs, had multiple felony convictions, was on probation, and also on a PR Bond and in the Middle of the afternoon while driving while intoxicated, he smashed into a car and killed both of them. You know, again one of these issues shouldn’t happen to begin with.
Piedad Soriano as well. He was with them. So, that makes three.
Let’s jump down, since we are on the same thing. We have Mark Web. He was out on bond for possession of a controlled substance He’s out on Bond and he was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. He was again released on bond March the 9th. So now he’s out on multiple bonds. He’s a registered sex offender. This time, he was fleeing the scene of a disturbance at a high rate of speed and crashed and killed three people. Yeah. The names Naomi Moreno, Matthew Franklin, and Eugene. …Oh, I’m sorry… (garbled) Trevino, Rosalinda Hernandez, Naomi. Marino Killed by registered sex offender felony bonds tears same time. They all died as a result of that that’s a result of that. You’ve got three prior felony convictions. I’ve what I just told you it’s stunning. These people are out and then what they’re doing.
We’ve also got the name Eric Star. What happened to Eric Star?
That is a Katy case. There was a road rage case of another individual who was out on bond. He was actually out on bond for murder. Figure that one out, as well. He is actually on bond again now for the road rage murder, so he was unbonded the time that he allegedly killed Eric Star as well. So he’s actually still he actually is on bond. And the next one was to me one of the most disturbing one and actually started the op-ed with his name of Daniel Musterman. Looks like I remember this name. Son who’s a caretaker to his 87 year old mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s and in the middle of days but getting stuff for her at a Walmart in the Maryland area where he got to try to get carjacked by several individuals and they shut them around him knocking down and eventually kill them one of the defendants that’s charged with his murder was on multiple PR bonds at that time Not only was he on multiple PR Bonds, of course that is PR bones. Because he didn’t show up in court but instead of revoking. PR Bond, they eventually reinstated is PR Bonds putting him back out and now he’s charged with the murder of Daniel must have really got as well. Well, you just did all of these are so senseless seed in there all the one common denominator is I wasn’t looking just you know for someone who is out on bond. I was looking at people who were out on multiple felony. He bonds who had prior history as well. So this wasn’t just like someone who just first time dog and pony show they got out and now they’re shorten these people with multiple records prior criminal convictions prior bonds and prior violating their bonds as well. That’s what that’s what kind of you you had to be really good to make this list put it that way and was a note of sarcasm.
We’ll go down to Reginald Nary and Gerald Nash who was also on probation. He was he was kind of regular bond for murder and a PR Bond while on probation. You can’t write this material. Rod Serling couldn’t write this if you wanted right now. He hasn’t been taken into custody. He was shot and killed by this guy. He still wanted . He’s on parole and yet was allowed to make a bond on a nice balance possession of a weapon while on parole. We would you just the guys on parole.
He has been convicted of other crimes. He gets out on parole. He gets busted again with a gun and they give them a bond?
You can’t write material like this. He’s still a fugitive wanted for murder.
There’s a couple other names There’s Eugene Strowman and Michelle Beach. Let’s talk about those two and then what I’ll do is I’ll run through the list of just the names.
I think Everton at Baylor and actually they got a lot of attention. They were a homeless guy. Well known in the community and this guy was on a he was actually out on bond. He actually had a prior can be without a felony bond for sexual assault previously had their convictions as well. And here’s another guy that ran a light and smashed in it was homeless couple killing them because they are now charged with murder charge with a capital murder of silver Nia Edwards and Kevin Kelly and reason.
Pringle was interesting to me. It’s capital murder. Number one. Number two. He was on multiple felony on a year apart. In other words. You got a felony bond in 2018 while on felony Bond he got another felony bond for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. So instead of revoking his bond, they gave him another box and now he’s on two felony bombs and now he’s charged with capital murder it just and of course we will never forget Rosalie Cook. Rosalie Cook, you know come walking back from Walgreens but in and stabbed to death by a guy named Randy Lewis who had 60 prior conviction inexplicably was given a PR Bond and tone the go live in an assisted living facility stayed there two days and took off nobody knew where he was. Nobody really wasn’t accountable anybody. That’s a whole other story on another day. But here’s another one right there in each one of these individuals paid the ultimate That price for criminal justice and bond reform they paid with their lightning. It couldn’t be sadder than as we get going to …
I’m going to list the names here and then we’re going to take another break, but the same thing as similar things have happened to Gregory Brooks Caitlin Rose. So I’m glad you mentioned silver knee Edwards and Kevin Kelly Rose Lee. We got guy Anthony. Oh and Ellen you got Tristan Sanders gabino Duarte ODI Kudos, Maria Guadalupe Sanchez. Probably remember that name Michelle folder marked. Andrea Williams Sergeant Kayla Sullivan. Thank you. Remember her Timothy chapter Hafeez Qureshi and Tristan Jones and these are more Andy will you be posting this list at any point on your like your Facebook page or social media or anything?
Yeah, I’m gonna start getting it out obvious that even though the Chronicle terrible crimes that they were going to run the piece. They have no interest in running it by now, you know, obviously their lack of response to me speaks volumes, even though it’s documented they were going to run a song and I’m going to get this out one way that because the public deserves to know. What’s Me and you know, they’re not the only one out there. So it’s coming out one way or the other I’m not good about will do is we’re going to take a break stick with me and he sticks ticker one more segment. We’re going to come back and we’re going to go through and he’s out bed. The one that for whatever reason they’ve decided they’re not pushing and we gave them two months because I had a me on this program a couple of times when we talk about listen. I wanted them to print it so we could come back and talk about it here on this program because hey, they were the first ones going to do it the old first right of refusal. Whatever will clearly they’ve refused or This can’t find it’s so hard to find digital pixels that are available to put this information on your website. Cron.com. Oh, that’s right. No, it’s you know, the Houston Chronicle has earned the nickname the Houston comical here in Houston and by people that I know I would say they’ve well earned that nickname and some of the people looking at the trash that they do print but they’re not going to go with this looking at the political partisanship garbage they print It but they’re not going to go with this. We didn’t mention the political affiliation any of those poor people’s names now, we don’t care they were murdered by people. Well, I think we do know the political affiliation of those who decided Well, you know what we’re just going to let them out. It’s called Justice Criminal Justice Reform. I call it social justice and doesn’t have anything to do with Justice and I think the numbers speak for itself when we come back we’re going to go through and he’s up and we’re talking with Andy Kahan director of Victim services and advocacy of Crime Stoppers Houston if they’re not going to cover it. I will if you know anybody from The Chronicle, but I don’t know anybody from the local news stations if they may be listening or tell them to tune in.
We’re going to wrap up things here with Andy Kahan director of victim services and advocacy of Crime Stoppers Houston. He had written an op-ed That was supposed to go into the Chronicle and they was like a month and a half two months ago. And for whatever reason they decided to not only do what they backed it up we understood the first time but then then all of a sudden they just kind of goes to them and they’re not responding. They’re not saying anything. So once again, I want to remind everyone when we’re done with this first, I want you to take that first hour. And if you want feel free to take that link and send it to anyone, you know, maybe at the Chronicle or or a local, you know, all the local reporters have especially the investigative reporters. They have email addresses on their websites as well. So feel free to send it to them and say hey take a listen to this because since they won’t print this op-ed. Well Andy Kahan was kind enough to come on my program after I asked him to do it. He didn’t ask to do this. I asked him India in this last segment have remaining I want you to go through your op-ed. So people can hear what the Chronicle doesn’t want to print.
Yeah, basically, you know, I start out talking about the individual that lost their lives are talking about how Crime Stoppers want to make it clear that we do support misdemeanor bond reform and we recognize that we do support the need of Criminal Justice Reform, but we don’t support is when public Is being placed at a higher risk when career habitual offenders are continuously release back to the community despite being charged with multiple crimes talk about some of the history of the bond reform and then I talk about the Crux of the problem. We’re just seeing the same defendants released on multiple bonds continue seeing being arrested then I talked about the fact that the last report I got it was about 4,000 defendants that have been granted bond for violent offences.
These are the questions that I posed that we don’t have information on that we should: I asked how many felony defendants are out on repeat multiple bonds. And for what types of offenses. I asked how many felony defendants are in bond forfeiture and have been declared fugitives like some of the ones we just talked about How many defendants committed crimes after a motion to revoke the original? Bond was denied How many defendants of actually have their bonds revoked after being charged with another crime while out on bond and then the last one How many of our citizens have become crime victims as a result of offenders violating their conditions of a bond and then I just go into some of the examples in a basically set basically to wrap it up. Everyone who supports criminal justice and bond reform should be demanding to have as much information as possible to determine what measures are working. And what is putting the public safety or risk and all of us who live and work in Harris County should be on the same page on behalf of Public Safety increasing crime rates that are just detrimentally affecting all of us in improving Public. Safety has to be a nonpartisan issue. My Mantra is a victim advocate for almost 30 years is to find Solutions and instead of yelling and screaming about the Injustice of the criminal justice system is high time all of us who had a vested interest in making Harris County Safety to get together as a group and work on positive changes and I basically said the pain anguish and grief of the families of so many of these individuals and some of the others deserve to be heard. And concerning the ongoing discussion of what we need to do that our Criminal Justice System. You don’t care about these people. Do you mean we’re talking about Criminal Justice Reform Bond. You don’t hear anything about the victim and Crime Victims are the only unwilling participants in the system. But for whatever reason they’ve been muted in this discussion, and I just basically end up saying the citizens of Harris County deserve better. I just provided some non-offensive said just asking questions.
And pointing out examples as you could possibly imagine without blaming candidate that you don’t you don’t assess any blame whatsoever in this in your and once again you pointed out exactly what people should know what we should know. What why are we not being told as information? Why are we not hearing it? We’re hearing this the Mantra over and over again Criminal Justice Reform while then you’re right. I think everybody can agree to a certain extent probably a good idea. You can always reform criminal justice. We want to make sure we’re getting the right criminals the right people. Behind Bars people that shouldn’t be behind bars shouldn’t be there I get it. You can always refine it but you’ve got now 33 people at least the ones that just you’ve documented that have now been murdered because of this how many hundreds if not thousands of other people have been victimized by these guys that are getting out and no one’s no one’s keeping track, except you you’re the only one doing it Andy.
You would think by now and I’ve been harping on this pretty hard for the last few months. You would think that some administrator some elected official somebody would reach out to you and say hey, what do we need to do? Nothing?
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Chi Le became the 34th person murdered by a defendant released on felony bond in less than 2 years in Harris County… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Stephanie Parris was finishing a two-year prison sentence for a probation violation when she heard she’d be going home three weeks early because of COVID-19.
It made her feel bad to leave when she had so few days left at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. She said she wasn’t sick and there were no cases at the facility. But there were others still inside who could have used the reprieve.
“I would have helped someone who had nine or 10 months, someone who absolutely needed it,” she said recently. “There was a lady in there who was very elderly, and she has very bad health problems. I would have given my place to her.”
There has been a major drop in the number of people behind bars in the U.S. Between March and June, more than 100,000 people were released from state and federal prisons, a decrease of 8%, according to a nationwide analysis by The Marshall Project and The Associated Press. The drops range from 2% in Virginia to 32% in Rhode Island. By comparison, the state and federal prison population decreased by 2.2% in all of 2019, according to a report on prison populations by the Vera Institute of Justice.
While the AP wants to characterize this as an action by wardens not admitting vulnerable populations, a sound bite by Bill Barr contradicted that
During an CBS radio interview, Attorney General Bill Barr referred to the injustice created by the lack of application of both local and federal laws against convicted criminals. Thankfully, he suggested that there would be a review of cases involving a lack of application of federal law.
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
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.
There’s a new warning system for COVID-19 in Harris County but not everyone is happy about it.
The new measurement has four levels: minimal, moderate, significant, and severe.
The current level is significant, which is the second highest threat.
The recommendation for Harris County residents is to minimize all contact because of uncontrolled spread of the virus.
County Judge Lina Hidalgo said we have a long way to go.
“We have to accept that life as usual probably will not be returning anytime soon. If we want to avoid a crisis in our community, we’ve got to accept that the only way out of this crisis is for the community to work together so we can avoid further uncontrolled transmission,”said Hidalgo.
The news isn’t sitting well with representative Dan Crenshaw.
He said in a tweet overnight, “This is such an irresponsible overstatement from our County Judge. Pure and simple fear mongering. It needs to stop. People have figured out what they need to do to remain safe. We have enormous hospital capacity. We can do this.”
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There are many more in Harris County and Texas government that oppose Lina Hidalgo
For example, there is current Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt. Paul started as a talk show host on a Houston radio show. From there, he was able to gain a position as the Republican Tax Assessor-Collector for Harris County. After several terms as “tax man,” Paul ran for and won a position as a first a Texas representative and then a Texas senator. He has served as a senator for the Texas Senate for several terms.
Additionally, there is U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw:
The Texas Department of State Health Services blames the spike in new cases in Jefferson Co. on how local health departments are now reporting numbers from prison facilities. That includes three facilities in Jefferson Co.: the Larry Gist State Jail, Mark W. Stiles Unit and the Richard P. LeBlanc Unit.
According to the TDCJ, most of the coronavirus cases reported on June 10 are outdated and no longer active. It was essentially a data dump of numbers with no clear understanding on which date the positive cases were actually recorded.
“It was a change at the local level at how they were reporting cases in TDCJ inmates, and that’s sort of what lead to that big increase in those cases to all be reported at the same time,” Chris Van Deusen with the Texas Department of State Health Services told 12News.
Before June 10, positive COVID-19 cases involving TDCJ inmates were calculated separately. They were not included in numbers from local health departments.
“It is standard practice, no matter what kind of illness, that everyone is included in their normal place of residence,” Van Deusen said. “For inmates, that is the place where they are diagnosed. That doesn’t change with COVID-19. That’s consistently been the way it has always been reported in Texas and across the country.”
12News found that 523 of the 537 cases reported on Wednesday were from Jefferson Co. correctional facilities.