Widely perceived in Greater Houston as the “essential grassroots” of neighborhood safety, Harris County Constables this week sustained a substantial financial setback at the direction of Judge Lina Hidalgo and the Democratic Majority on Commissioners Court.
“We cannot afford to have these savings accounts. We can’t. We have to spend the money tackling the rise in violent crime,” said Hidalgo.
At the tail-end of a marathon meeting of the court which pushed past 2 am, Hidalgo and allies stripped Constables of an estimated $20 million dollars in so-called “rollover funds” – essentially each Precinct yearly “savings account.”
Constables claimed their “Rainy Day” surplus is critical to plugging unanticipated holes in staffing and other public safety expense.
“The reality to me is I had $52 million last year at this time and at this time this year, I have $44 million dollars,” said Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5.
“I hope we can resolve this issue because I don’t want to lay any people off,” added Sherman Eagleton, Harris Count Constable Precinct 3.
While Hidalgo and allies pledged that the millions clawed back from Constables will be re-directed to different avenues of crime-fighting, others in the community and state government viewed the budget maneuver as “defunding” local police.
“Oh it’s clearly defunding the Police and not only that, when you see that the Legislature outlawed that and they are sneaking it in before the time it takes place, how outrageous can you get?” said Larry Lipton, a longtime neighborhood activist.
Lina follows the national Democrat socialists, never mind the crime wave
Lina Hidalgo throws the well being of the citizens out of the window when it comes to supporting the party line. Lina Hidalgo will support the defunding of the police (as the national Democrat socialists like AOC, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden want). Never mind that:
You would not know Lina had ever failed had you only read local main stream media
You would know that Lina had never succeeded had you lived under her thumb
It is almost comical how the record presented by the press stands opposite to reality. As a prime example, should any reading person look up Lina Hidalgo, they would think that this inexperienced woman might be the Democrat sainted equivalent of Einstein.
However, for those who live under her sway know that she has done nothing but fail.
In her short tenure, the county has endured a tropical storm, massive chemical fire, several plant explosions, gasoline spill in the Houston Ship Channel and several localized floods. The emergency operations center has been activated for 11 disasters.
Hidalgo navigated those incidents without major missteps and worked with commissioners to make investments so the county was better prepared for future emergencies.
Somehow, I think that you might get another opinion from the people who suffered due to the County’s decision to:
Feel that undue pressure has been exerted on our local electoral process through the application of over $9.6 million external funds from Facebook during the 2020 election (and some Democrats are not satisfied with those millions)
Oddly, the news organization does not draw the line to the social justice judges and District Attorney releasing felons
In their video, they talk about the common teenage conflicts In other broadcasts, they wonder whether there are factors (policing or COVID) that drive the current violent trends in Houston. However, they never ask whether it is the social justice judges and the District Attorney (all Democrat) who have been releasing felons on low or no-bond bails drive the current murder rate. They don’t ask if giving felons a “get out of jail free card” might not be the best arrangement for the community.
Justice system has “run amuk,” allowing repeat felons out on bond who then commit even more crimes
“In Harris County, we’ve set up a system that allows the criminals to take advantage of the criminal justice system.
“The criminal justice system is running amuck. We have chaos everywhere.”
According to a report by Fox 26 Houston News, several Harris County Criminal Court Judges are allowing criminals to be freed repeatedly, even if they are charged with a felony while out on multiple felony and personal recognizance bonds.
Why are judges letting suspects charged with violent crimes out of jail?
“These PR bonds are being
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Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers said that even when criminals fail to show up for court, the judges are giving them at least three chances before issuing an arrest warrant:
“I’ve heard of three strikes you’re out in baseball, but I’ve not heard of we will give you three chances to appear in court, and then maybe we will finally figure out you’re just not going to show up.
“That appears to be what is happening now.”
Kahan said that he has repeatedly tried to find out how many defendants have gone from being free on multiple felony and personal recognizance bonds to wanted fugitives:
“I have no idea, nobody does. That’s troubling and that’s disturbing to me that we don’t know.”
The prisoners that have been repeatedly released include at least two who were then arrested for shooting at police.
Moises Martinez, 37, was arrested on January 26 following a four-hour manhunt in north Harris County. Martinez pulled a firearm and began shooting at two deputies responding to a suspicious person call.
MUGSHOT: This is Moises Martinez, the man accused of shooting a Harris County deputy several times this afternoon.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
For more than two months, Revolver has worked to expose the true nature of the 2020 presidential election. Powerful forces in the national media, academia, intelligence services, and the courts are fighting to prevent America from holding an ordinary vote on November 3. Instead, they plan to pull off an Eastern Europe-style “color revolution,” where institutional forces are used to bring about the intended outcome regardless of what the law says or what the public wants, while giving the whole process a gloss of democratic legitimacy.
Harassment, censorship, and intimidation of Trump supporters by any means necessary is a key element of the “color revolution” strategy. And Brandy Zadrozny of NBC News is a key hatchet woman working on behalf of the oligarchs.
Zadrozny has a long history of targeting Trump supporters for doxing, censorship, and harassment. She poses as a neutral reporter, but like so many other “journalists” in 2020, she is simply an ideologically-motivated hitman.
Zadrozny was a major contributor to the Verification Handbook, a book for online journalists. Specifically, Zadrozny wrote a guide on how to unethically dox anonymous people online. Zadrozny appears to use paid, dark-data search engines to dox the personal information of anonymous Trump supporters online — obtaining property records, phone information, and even their Amazon wish lists.
Zadrozny is part of a press corps deployed to cover “misinformation, disinformation, and extremism” after the Internet fueled President Donald Trump’s win in 2016. This new journo beat was created to surveil, slander, and censor online voices that counter ruling class narratives.
Why did NBC News hire an obviously partisan hack to do the dirty work of George Soros-funded Media Matters? “Trump will be defeated either through impeachment or the ballot box in 2020.”
It turns out this “Disinformation Expert” (practitioner, not analyst) authored a How-To Guide for doxing intensely personal digital data of anonymous Trump supporters online. This guide is marketed to fellow journos who flunked the same ethics class.
Using third-party vendors so expensive access “depends on your newsroom’s budget,” Zadrozny tries to scrape phone and property records from your digital footprint. She touts access to your Amazon Wish List, “a gold mine for learning about what a person reads, wants, buys.” You wouldn’t want to be caught reading the wrong books, would you, Comrade?
Whether Biden wins or loses, the Brandy Zadroznys created by the Democrats will not go away
If Biden wins, Antifa, BLM, and Zadrozny will be his enforcers. If he loses (and I hope that he does despite the efforts of Raquel Rodriguez, April Elmore, and others across the nation), these people will maintain their places within “the resistance.”
Intimidation by tracking Trump donors
The Democrat party of Illinois seem to have been linked to DonaldTrump.watch, a site that tracks the addresses of donors to the Trump campaign. As of the morning of 28 October 2020, selecting DonaldTrump.watch will redirect the user to Donor.watch. I wonder if local police departments had tracked Antifa using the Republican-tracking site and they felt a need to open up the tracking to both sides.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed an Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against Twitter Friday alleging that it censored a New York Post article about Hunter Biden’s covert business dealings with the Ukraine’s Burisma – and that former Vice President Joe Biden’s knew about this – and it also claims Twitter violated federal campaign finance law by an “illegal in-kind contribution” to Biden’s 2020 campaign.
“[The RNC] believes that Twitter has violated FEC and the Commission’s regulations by making corporate in-kind contributions to Biden for President,” the FEC complaint reads, which was obtained by Fox News on Friday. “[Twitter] is a partisan actor – run by partisan Democrats – [and is] using its corporate resources to provide active support for Joe Biden’s campaign in violation of federal law, [and we demand the FEC] conduct an immediate investigation [into Twitter’s] illegal in-kind contributions to the Biden campaign [and] impose the maximum penalty allowed under the law.”
Hiding for Biden?
The RNC’s FEC complaint was filed shortly after Twitter blocked its users from sharing a link to a report by the New York Post that exposes Hunter Biden’s lucrative business dealings with Burisma – activity of which his dad, Joe Biden, previously claimed he knew nothing about. This comes despite the publicizing of an audio recording of Biden boasting he had threatened to withhold aid funding to the Ukraine if it did not fire a prosecutor investigating his son’s dealings with Burisma.
The complaint says the censorship of the Post’s exposé is the biggest media coverup in history, and Twitter took it a step further by locking President Donald Trump’s official campaign account after it shared the Hunter Biden video, while White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says that Twitter is holding her “at gunpoint” until she takes down her tweet of the New York Post’s story on Hunter.
“[Twitter is] engaged in arguably the most brazen and unprecedented act of media suppression in this country’s history, and it is doing so for the clear purpose of supporting the Biden campaign,” the complaint contends, according to Fox News. “[Twitter has] taken unprecedented actions to suppress the articles from being shared on its platform. Democrat media consultants can only dream of such abilities, [and] through its ad hoc, partisan oppression of media critical of Biden, [Twitter] is making illegal, corporate in-kind contributions as it provides unheard-of media services for Joe Biden’s campaign.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey merely discounted his company’s actions as “not great.”
“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great,” Dorsey tweeted Wednesday. “And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero contest as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable.”
Not mentioned was the serious nature of such an offense, which was highlighted in the RNC’s complaint.
“[Federal campaign finance law] strictly prohibits corporations from making contributions to federal candidates, [as] contribution [by definition means] anything of value made by any person for the purpose of influencing an election,” the complaint adds. “[The] suppression [of the New York Post article] provides a thing of value to the Biden campaign.”
It goes further to accuse Twitter of promoting the interests of the Biden campaign via explicit censorship.
“[Twitter] is acting as Biden’s media operative, taking proactive steps to shield Biden from negative news coverage by blocking its distribution and muzzling those who try,” the FEC filing asserts. “If [Twitter] charged for this service, Biden no doubt would gladly pay a significant price. [Twitter’s actions] have not occurred in a vacuum, [but are rather] keeping with the company’s open support for Joe Biden and hostility toward President Trump and other conservatives.”
It cited evidence of Twitter’s vehement anti-Trump stance.
“[Twitter’s] feud with President Trump is well known, as are its frequent efforts to censor the President’s tweets and the ‘shadow banning’ of prominent Republicans, including RNC’s Chair, Ronna McDaniel, and several Republican members of Congress,” the complaint continues. “Twitter CEO Dorsey and other executives] are prolific donors to the Democrat party and other left-wing causes, with 98.7% of the company’s total political contributions going to Democrats.”
A dynamic relationship between Twitter and the Democratic nominee was also mentioned, which the complaint called “a revolving door between the Biden campaign” and Twitter before noting that the company’s public policy director left the social media platform in a recent move to join Biden’s transition team – not to mention the former press secretary of Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), is now Twitter’s senior communications manager.
All of us on the blogging right know that Twitter, Facebook, and Google have stacked the cards
Anyone who has been blogging on the right for more than a few years knows that Twitter will remove followers and shadow ban (that is, limit the reach of a person’s message) conservatives. Although it has not happened to me, I have plenty of connections on Twitter who have been removed from the platform for doing nothing but sharing the Christian message.
Anyone who has been blogging on the right knows that Google has hidden the articles that Breitbart has published. Furthermore, Google has a penchant for shadow-banning other prominent right-wing sources.
Despite being consistently told by left-wing personalities that reports of increased violence in New York City are just lies to make their incompetent leadership look bad, real, terrifying acts of violence just keep happening.
On Thursday, police say actor Rick Moranis was sucker-punched in the head while he walked down a serene Manhattan street in broad daylight. Maranis, 67, is best known for his roles in Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Spaceballs, and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
According to the New York City Police Department, Moranis was accosted while he walked down Central Park West near W. 70 street in the Upper West Side neighborhood, an area known for its high-priced real estate and luxurious, safe setting.
NYPD Crime Stoppers released the video of the alleged incident, which shows a masked man in an “I Love NY” shirt appearing to attack someone, then walking calmly along his way.
Too often, Americans idolize silver screen starts and get mad when these stars are attacked
Although I do not support the attack on Rick Moranis, if this gets people supporting our police and standing up against the thugs who attack us all — then this would be worth it.
Problem is this: there is too much Democrat corruption spreading the “bail reform” message and releasing violent offenders who should remain behind bars. Just look at what Kim Ogg has done to Harris County.
San Francisco “Free Speech Rally” shut down within minutes of arrival of BLM & Antifa to this Trump rally
A free speech rally organized by conservative activists in San Francisco on Saturday turned violent after alleged Antifa counter-protesters attacked the demonstrators.
Members of Team Save America organized the event at the United Nations Plaza to protest against Twitter, which they say suppresses free speech. But, the rally was canceled shortly after it started at 1:00 p.m. One of the organizers, Phillip Anderson, lost a tooth after he was punched in the mouth by a counter-protester.
“This is what happens when you lose free speech,” Anderson said to the crowd. “This is what happens, America. This is what our country is turning into.”
In a Twitter post, Anderson wrote that anti-fascist protesters attacked him “for no reason.”
Team Save America wore red “Make America Great” Trump campaign hats, carried American flags, and pro-police “Thin Blue Line” flags.
Nearly a dozen of the pro-Trump demonstrators were confronted by several hundred counter-protesters. A photographer working for the Associated Press saw a Trump supporter being taken away in an ambulance, along with an injured police officer on the ground.
The San Francisco Police Department said the action at the event became so disruptive it was deemed a “public safety hazard” and was stopped.
Why should a Black Christian man give up his free speech rights just because the liberals will not prosecute Antifa?
Additionally, why should Twitter suspend the account of that Black man for daring to stand against a pair of leftists (one Black man who threw punches and a White that bossed everyone around)?
You can read a parallel story to the one above by going to Breitbart; however, be forewarned that all of the tweets included in the report have been blocked by the leftists at Twitter. That really says a load about what Twitter thinks about journalism, free speech, and truth in media.
“Jecory was a loving happy person. He would always make you laugh,” said Antoinette Miles Jecory Miles’ mother. “He had two kids of his own I really enjoyed him and he will truly be missed.”
When 27-year-old Jecory Miles was gunned down three weeks ago, a four-year-old and a six-year-old lost their father.
“We still haven’t caught up with ourselves we’re still trying to make it each day as best we can,” said Jecory’s father Tremain Miles. “It’s been real devastating.”
Police say Wilburt Smith, 23, and Louis Anthony Shoulders, 25, are responsible for Miles’ murder.
“None of this should have ever happened because they both should have been in custody months ago before this occurred,” said Andy Kahan with CrimeStoppers.
According to court records, Smith and Shoulders committed an armed robbery together in 2015.
They both got a big break back then: probation instead of prison.
“While on probation both of them were charged with additional violent crimes,” Kahan said. “In Smith’s case, he was charged with at least three.”
But instead of revoking their probation 248th Criminal District Judge Hilary Unger let the pair post bonds after they allegedly committed new crimes even allowing Shoulders to remain free on just a PR bond.
On the evening of 21 October 2020, Andy Kahan posted on the murder of Jecory Miles
Andy Kahan spoke of the injustice of the murder of Jecory Miles with the following post:
Jecory Miles was Murdered by 2 defendants who were on deferred adjudication for Aggravated Robbery and were charged with additional violent offenses yet were allowed to post bond despite being on probation.
Jecory’s parents are correct: Criminal Justice and Bond Reform cost their son’s life
There has been ZERO Public Outrage-NO COMMENTS by Elected and or Public Officials
Elmer Manzano, 51, faces capital murder and attempted capital murder charges in the death of Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston and the shooting of officer Courtney Waller, respectively.
They were shot during a domestic violence call at an apartment complex, according to court documents obtained by Fox News. Manzano also is charged with aggravated assault.
Preston was a 41-year veteran of the police force. Waller has been with the department for three years.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg filed a request for a court hearing to ask that that Manzano be denied bail. The filing also noted that there is strong evidence he will “probably be punished by the death penalty,” Ogg’s office told Fox News.
The officers were responding to an apartment complex in southwest Houston after Manzano’s estranged wife said she was moving out and wanted to get some things from inside. They spoke with the woman and her 14-year-old son in a parking lot for about an hour before the boy unlocked the apartment door and alerted officers that his father had a gun.
Manzano is accused of opening fire and hitting Preston, Waller and his son. Preston was shot multiple times. Waller and the boy are expected to recover. Manzano surrendered to authorities after barricading himself inside the apartment.
Officers went to the residence twice last weekend for domestic issues, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said Tuesday. After the shooting, critics said Manzano should have been charged after the earlier responses.
In a statement, Ogg’s office said any attempt to blame prosecutors for Tuesday’s shooting is “sadly political and not factual.”
The suspect, Elmer Manzano, a convicted felon with multiple prior assaults on his record was in custody, detailed just a day before this tragedy occurred. On October 18, HPD Officers responded to a call from Mrs. Santos, stated that her ex-husband, Elmer Manzano, was at the location brandishing a gun threatening Mrs. Santos and her children. HPD Officers took Elmer Manzano into custody that day but Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg declined to take charges, instructing Officers to release him, and return the six bullets he had in his pocket, he was also allowed to keep his gun which he claimed was locked in his safe. Had charges been accepted, Mr. Manzano might be back on the street, but his gun and ammunition would have been seized and held as evidence. No gun would have meant no dead officer and injured officer.
Today, responding to another call from Mrs. Santos, Officers responded. Mr. Manzano answered the door with gunshots at point-blank range. The two officers and Manzano’s 14-year-old son were hit. 100% preventable. The actions of Harris County DA Kim Ogg are inexcusable. While Mr. Manzano pulled the trigger, Kim Ogg put the gun in his hands. Her actions are directly responsible for the death of HPD Sergeant Harold Preston.
To my knowledge and recent memory this is the second time an HPD Officer was murdered by a convicted felon who was deported but returned to the United States.
Some of you might recall the murder of HPD Officer Rodney Johnson by a sex offender who was deported and illegally returned to the United States in 2006.
Juan Quintero was taken off the Sex Offender Database when he was deported by policy of the Texas Department of Public Safety
After I contacted TDPS and requested their policy of removing deported sex offenders from the public database be changed they agreed to revise their policy and include deported sex offenders.
Juan Quintero was inexplicably sentenced to Life in prison by a jury for the murder of HPD Officer Rodney Johnson.
If Facebook has not blocked Andy’s post (since this does disadvantage a Soros-backed Democrat), you can see the original at:
Kim Ogg’s death count now stands at 64
On the morning of 21 October 2020, Andy Kahan updated the number of people killed by people killed by felons released by the Harris County District Attorney and her band of social justice judges.
The AMKK Crime News Network will be adding the names of two more defendants charged with Capital Murder while out on MULTIPLE FELONY BONDS or a PR BOND. 64 people have been killed by defendants released on the above in Harris County since 2018-No public outrage!
Waiting patiently for elected and public officials to address the BOND PANDEMIC striking down citizens of Harris County
Stay tuned for more updates from the AMKK Crime News Network once again leading the way in reporting information directly affecting public safety.
Again, assuming that Facebook has not blocked Andy’s post (since this does disadvantage a Soros-backed Democrat), you can see the original at:
The man being investigated in the shooting death of a member of the conservative group Patriot Prayer was killed Thursday night by police near Seattle, according to a report from the New York Times.
Michael Forest Reinoehl was encountered by a fugitive apprehension task force in Lacey, Washington, a city to the southwest of Seattle.
According to the New York Times, “An arrest warrant had been issued by the Portland police earlier Thursday, on the same day that Vice News published an interview with Mr. Reinoehl in which he appeared to admit to the shooting, saying, ‘I had no choice.’”
In an odd twist, President Trump had urged law enforcement to apprehend Reinoehl only moments before his fatal encounter with police.
Why aren’t the Portland Police ARRESTING the cold blooded killer of Aaron “Jay” Danielson. Do your job, and do it f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Officers from the U.S. Marshals Service and Thurston County Sheriff’s Office were involved in serving the arrest warrant, according to an emergency dispatcher.
Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza confirmed to The Olympian newspaper that U.S. marshals shot a man on a street in Tanglewilde, a town of about 6,000 near Olympia. The newspaper reported that a neighbor said he saw two SUVs pull up and then heard 30 to 40 shots.
A subsequent claim reported by the Associated Press states that Reinoehl pulled a gun on the officers.
Reinoehl allegedly confronted Danielson on the streets of Portland last Saturday, the same day that a Trump caravan had made its way through the city.
Danielson, who lived in Portland, was identified as a Trump supporter by at least one man before being allegedly confronted by Reinoehl. As Reinoehl and others approached, Danielson sprayed a cloud of mace in their direction. In response, Reinoehl allegedly fired two shots at Danielson, who stumbled before collapsing on the street and dying.
In his interview with VICE, which aired on Thursday, Reinoehl described the killing as something that he had to do because he feared that Danielson would have killed a “friend of color.”
“I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color, but I wasn’t going to do that.”
Reinoehl, who was on the scene with another man that deadly evening, stated that he firmly believed the shooting was justified.
“I am confident that my friend and I’m sure I would have been killed because I wasn’t going to stand there and let something happen,” Reinoehl told VICE.
“I realized what had happened. I was confident that I did not hit anyone innocent. And I made my exit.”
Mr. Reinoehl was cited for having a loaded gun in public in July, but that charge was later dropped.
Days after the shooting, Michael Forest Reinoehl took his daughter to a protest at the mayor’s home
According to a 28 August 2020 article by Oregon Live, Michael Forest Reinoehl took his daughter to a protest at the mayor’s home days after the shooting of Patriot Prayer activist Aaron Danielson.
Michael Forest Reinoehl, the 48-year-old man under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator in downtown Portland, attended a Black Lives Matter protest the night before outside the mayor’s home.
Reinoehl brought his daughter, who was carrying a baseball bat, according to photos by an Oregonian/OregonLive photographer and others present Friday night at Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condominium building.
Reinoehl was dressed in the same light-colored vest that videos and photos show him wearing at the scene of the deadly shooting about 9 p.m. Saturday on Southwest Third Avenue.
Sources familiar with the case but not authorized to speak said police are investigating Reinoehl in connection with the death of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer. Danielson was shot in the chest and died soon after most cars in a caravan of backers of President Donald Trump drove through downtown and left.
What more could you do to bond with your daughter than to grab a bat and go protest the government that will not put you in jail for a gun violation followed by a shooting?
When you think of the violence of this guy, think also of the way Marxism causes the poor to be envious of the wealth of the rich. Rather than encouraging trade and work, Marxism promotes class theft via class warfare.
Of course, this all reminds me of part of the advice of Solomon to his son:
If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit; We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil; Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse,” My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path, For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood. Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird; But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives. So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors. (Proverbs 1:11-19 NASB)
Portland Antifa rioters twist the truth to fit their narrative on the man who shot Aaron Danielson
Rioters in Portland, Oregon, mourned the death of Michael Reinoehl on Thursday night after law enforcement killed the man who allegedly shot Aaron “Jay” Danielson last weekend.
Reinoehl, who identified as “100% ANTIFA,” all but admitted shooting and killing Danielson in an interview with Vice on Thursday.
“A lot of people don’t understand what ‘Antifa’ represents, he explained to Vice. “And if you just look at the basic definition of it, it’s just ‘anti-fascist,’ and I am 100% anti-fascist.
“I’m not a “member” of ‘Antifa.’ I’m not a member of anything.”
He described the shot that killed Danielson as “the beginning of a war.”
Rioters in Portland reportedly paid homage to Reinoehl after news of his death.
“Portland Police rush out to clear #antifa rioters at the Kelly Penumbra police building,” journalist Andy Ngo wrote on Twitter. “People there have been mourning the death of Portland Antifa Michael Reinoehl, who killed Aaron Danielson last weekend. #PortlandRiots”
If you are not convinced by the testimony of CrimeStoppers victim’s advocate Andy Kahan, then please consider the following video by investigative reporter Wayne Dolchefino. In this video, the multiple atrocities of Dantravius McNeal are exposed (showing how it was inexcusible for Kim Ogg to have let him out on deferred adjudication then a plea deal). But then again, he is only one of 3,400 domestic abusers who Kim Ogg let out on the streets to abuse again.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot received a warning from the Black Lives Matter organization earlier this week that the unrest that’s gripped The Windy City recently won’t stop until “the safety and well-being of our communities is finally prioritized.”
“The mayor clearly has not learned anything since May, and she would be wise to understand that the people will keep rising up until the (Chicago Police Dept) is abolished and our Black communities are fully invested in,” BLM said in a statement.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports about 200 BLM protesters held a rally Monday night at the South Loop police station to support all of the people arrested after a night of looting and unrest throughout the city.
More than 400 police officers were called in to contain the violence. Police said more than 100 people were arrested on a variety of offenses, including looting. Two people were shot and 13 officers were injured in the violence that occurred Sunday night into early Monday.
“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”
“That is reparations,” Atkins said. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”
As CBN News reported, police believe the rioting began after officers wounded a 20-year-old armed man during a shootout Sunday afternoon in Englewood which led to a hostile stand-off between police and residents.
Law enforcement officials said the suspect identified as Latrell Allen, fired first at officers during the confrontation.
“This person fired shots at our officers,” Police Superintendent David Brown said. “Officers returned fire and struck the individual.”
Allen was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon, according to the Sun-Times.
BLM organizers questioned the police account of the shooting, saying the event wasn’t captured on officer’s body cameras.
“Police say a lot of things,” Atkins told television station NBC5.
In response, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), an independent agency that investigates police shootings, said the officers involved in the shooting didn’t wear body cameras. But investigators are reviewing POD camera footage that captured “the pursuit of a man matching the description of the person sought to be in possession of a firearm,” COPA said.
Since we have a new breed of Republican in the White House
Because we have a fighter in the White House, we should see questions about why Democrats will not condemn Antifa or BLM violence on the campaign trail. In fact, it would be nice to see this question pop up from the President during the debate (if they ever pry Biden from his basement).
Democrats’ lawless officials must be brought to account
As of this 12 August 2020 post by Victims’ Advocate Andy Kahan, 57 had been murdered by felons released due to Democrat bail reform
Judge Hidalgo says to “let science be science” but continues to ignore the CDC guidelines on safely reopening schools and the American Association of Pediatrics which says children learn best in the classroom.
Senator Creighton joined me in a press release to oppose the plan (https://bit.ly/2XZ1oHV) that shows the real data from the Texas Medical Center on hospitalizations has been in a downward trend for over five weeks and are well below our July 5 peak.
Recent reporting in the Houston Chronicle also indicates how preposterously low the “triggers” Judge Hidalgo discusses really are. I think her plan is intentionally designed not to allow until 2021.
For example, Harvard’s Global Health Institute has recommended reopening schools at a daily case count 3 times larger than what Hidalgo has stated, and Pennsylvania has a 10% positive COVID trigger while Hidalgo’s is a unrealistic 5%.
Judge Hidalgo is using these”falsetto” low guidelines (which are below what Harvard and Pennsylvania have recommended) to eliminate the option for in classroom instruction, and that is why she is ignoring the factually true, good news story about TMC hospitalizations being well off their peak. This is despite in classroom instruction being so critically important for special needs children, low socioeconomic children, foster care children and others.
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.
Vice President Mike Pence told Breitbart News exclusively that he and President Donald Trump consider the U.S. Supreme Court one of, if not the most, important issue in the upcoming presidential election, saying there may be nothing that rises to the level of appointing justices to the highest court in the land.
Asked during an exclusive interview on Thursday that aired on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel about the possibility of several vacancies in the next presidential term, Pence said he and Trump know how important this is to many Americans.
“There may be no issue more important to the life of the nation than the destiny of the Supreme Court,” Pence said. “As we learned in the recent disappointing decision on the right to life, I hear conservatives around the country understand now more than ever that we need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. We’ve confirmed more than 200 judges to our federal courts, and that includes two justices to the Supreme Court, and I can tell you that each and every one of them are exactly the kind of conservative jurists that President Trump promised to appoint in the election of 2016.”
In recent weeks, retirement rumors have circulated regarding conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Concerns about the health of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts have also been made public. Then questions about the health of liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, both in their 80s now, linger as well. Breyer is 81 now and will be 82 by election day. Ginsburg is 87 years old now and will be 88 early next year. That means the next president could appoint as many as five or perhaps even more justices to the Supreme Court in the next term, a level of impact on the country not seen in generations.
A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.
Chief Justice John Roberts and his four more liberal colleagues ruled that a law that requires doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates abortion rights the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
The outcome is far from the last word on the decades-long fight over abortion with dozens of state-imposed restrictions winding their way through the courts. But the decision was a surprising defeat for abortion opponents, who thought that a new conservative majority with two of President Donald Trump’s appointees on board would start chipping away at abortion access.
The key vote belonged to Roberts, who had always voted against abortion rights before, including in a 2016 case in which the court struck down a Texas law that was virtually identical to the one in Louisiana.
The chief justice explained that he continues to think the Texas case was wrongly decided, but believes it’s important for the court to stand by its prior decisions.
“The result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas law,” Roberts wrote. He did not join the opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer for the other liberals in Monday’s decision, and his position left abortion-rights supporters more relieved than elated.
In dissent on Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “Today a majority of the Court perpetuates its ill-founded abortion jurisprudence by enjoining a perfectly legitimate state law and doing so without jurisdiction.”
Trump’s two high-court picks, Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, were in dissent, along with Samuel Alito. The presence of the new justices is what had fueled hopes among abortion opponents, and fears on the other side, that the Supreme Court would be more likely to uphold restrictions.
This is insane that Roberts should state that the Texas law was incorrectly judged, but that the court must be consistent
Think on this: if the law from Texas on which Roberts initially wrote his majority opinion was (as he said) wrongly decided, what is the benefit of the court remaining consistent? The only benefit is that the court remains consistently wrong. Under Roberts’ line of thinking, we would still have the Dred Scott decision on the books.
Chief Justice John Roberts sides with liberal Justices as Supreme Court rules in favor of restrictions on religious services
The Supreme Court on Friday night ruled in favor of coronavirus restrictions on religious services in California in a 5-4 decision.
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices to side with California’s legal argument that they had the right to shut down or limit religious services.
The decision came as thousands of protesters around the country gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, after a police officer in Minneapolis subdued him by kneeling on his neck for several minutes.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch, and Brett M. Kavanaugh voted against.
In his dissent, Kavanaugh argued that “comparable secular businesses” such as supermarkets, stores, hair salons, and marijuana dispensaries were not subject to the same restrictions as churches.
“The church and its congregants simply want to be treated equally to comparable secular businesses,” Kavanaugh wrote. “California already trusts its residents and any number of businesses to adhere to proper social distancing and hygiene practices.”
The case was brought to the Supreme Court by the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, Ca
California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered that in-church gatherings can only reach 25 percent of capacity and under 100 people.
This decision illustrates the danger of a liberal judiciary to our rights
While you may not be religious, the liberals could just as easily abridge your right to bear arms. Likewise, they could (and have) limited our free-speech rights, free-association rights, and other God-given rights.
Of course, while God-given rights cannot fully be taken away, they can be made difficult to access through Marxist influences like BLM and liberal judges.
Gorsuch and Roberts join liberals in Supreme Court ruling to protect LGBTQ+ workers
In a landmark victory for LGBTQ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that employers can’t legally fire people because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
In a 6-3 opinion, the court ruled that employers who fire individuals “merely for being gay transgender” violate Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bans discrimination on the basis of sex and other characteristics — but not specifically gender identity or sexual orientation.
Conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the high court, and Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s four liberal justices in the case. Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh filed dissenting opinions.
“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex,” wrote Gorsuch, who authored the majority opinion. “Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.”
The ruling will have a profound effect on millions of LGBTQ people and their families. Nearly 5% of U.S. adults — more than 11 million people — identify as LGBTQ, according to Reuters, and large percentages report workplace discrimination. More than 40% of lesbian, bisexual and gay people — and 90% of transgender people — have faced employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation, according to court documents.
President Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, hailed the “historic” decision Monday. “No one should be denied a job or fired simply because of who they are or whom they love,” he said in a statement.
But he said more work remains. The high court legalized gay marriage in 2015, but about half of states lack statutes protecting LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agreed.
She pointed to legislation passed last year by the U.S. House that would amend existing civil rights law to explicitly cover sexual orientation and gender identity and make other changes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., “must end his partisan obstruction and allow the Senate to vote on this critical legislation,” she said in a statement.
Justices heard cases last fall involving plaintiffs who argued they were wrongfully fired because of their gender orientation and sexual identity.
Not only has this ruling invalidated Title 9, it has ensured lawsuits
By ruling “for” transgenders, Gorsuch and Roberts have invalidated the Title 9 protections for girls. Now, separate programs for girls at universities, colleges, and high schools have officially become part of the past. There is only the formality of waiting for the lawsuits that will end the programs.
Speaking of lawsuits, though, this ruling has ensured many of them. They will come as transgenders sue private schools for employment. They will come as transgenders sue churches for positions of leadership.
The Supreme Court handed President Donald Trump a major defeat Thursday, blocking his 2017 decision to immediately end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, rejects Trump’s rationale for canceling the program as “arbitrary and capricious” in violation of federal law.
Roberts said there’s no question the president has the power to end DACA, but that the issue was with how he did it — leaving the door open for the administration to make another attempt at cancelling the program.
“We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies,” Roberts wrote. “We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed.”
By a 5-4 vote, Roberts joined the court’s liberals in faulting the Department of Homeland Security for ignoring “conspicuous issues” of “hardship” that ending DACA would have on recipients, especially those serving in the U.S. military, undergoing medical treatments or studying in school.
“Today’s decision is completely monumental,” said Krissia Rivera, a 27-year-old DACA recipient and fourth-year medical school student at Brown University. “This decision means that I will be able to apply to residency programs and hopefully achieve my dream of becoming a surgeon”
DACA began under President Barack Obama in 2012 and allows young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay in the country and work without being deported on a two-year, renewable term. As of March 31, 2020, 640,000 people have active DACA status, and since 2012, more than 825,000 people have utilized the program.
A liberal judiciary, if allowed to grow, will unequally apply the law
As they did in the instance cited above, the judges would allow a President to create a program while disallow the next President from stopping that program. They would allow certain groups (like the Tea Party) to be persecuted through the workings of the Internal Revenue Service. However, in the next administration, similar private information brought through a similarly out-of-control bureaucracy came through fraudulently-obtained FISA warrants and was allowed into the Mueller investigation (though that produced nothing but exoneration).
In 2019, Roberts joined in keeping aborting in Louisiana with a 5-4 ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Louisiana from enforcing a law that women’s groups said would leave only a single doctor legally allowed to perform abortions in the state.
By a 5-4 vote, the court said the restrictions must remain on hold while challengers appeal a lower court decision in favor of the law. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the court’s liberal members.
It was the Supreme Court’s first significant action on the hot-button issue of abortion since Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, replaced Anthony Kennedy, who generally voted with the court’s liberals to uphold abortion rights.
In Thursday’s ruling, Kavanaugh voted with the conservatives — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch.
Kavanaugh filed a dissent, writing only for himself. He said he would have allowed the law to take effect in order to see whether it would impose a burden on women’s access to abortion in the state.
Abortion-rights advocates applauded the court ruling, while opponents expressed disappointment.
“The Supreme Court has stepped in under the wire to protect the rights of Louisiana women,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “The three clinics left in Louisiana can stay open while we ask the Supreme Court to hear our case. This should be an easy case — all that’s needed is a straightforward application of the court’s own precedent.”
Benjamin Clapper, executive director for Louisiana Right to Life, said he was disappointed that the law remains on hold. He said supporters of abortion rights have fought “against every common-sense health standard. This is just another example of the extreme lengths the abortion industry pursues to protect abortion-on-demand.”
The high court’s decision Thursday was not a ruling on the legal merits of the Louisiana restriction. But the decision to keep the law on hold signals that a majority of the justices have doubts about its constitutionality.
Passed by the state legislature in 2014, the measure requires any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Two Louisiana doctors and a clinic filed a legal challenge, arguing that it was identical to a Texas law the Supreme Court struck down in 2016. In that ruling, joined by Justice Kennedy, the court said Texas imposed an obstacle on women seeking access to abortion services without providing them any medical benefits.
To reiterate the information previously provided on the liberal decision, we must act
Since it seems that liberals have problems with using cases to equally apply the law and with reading both the Constitution and law, we need to install more justices who can consistently apply both the Constitution and the law.
We need, again, to become a nation of laws and not a respecter of persons. We do not need to bow the knee to the royal Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Jerry Nadler, and Nancy Pelosi.
An activist Supreme Court overruled the votes of numerous states
As noted by Red State, the Supreme Court has become a threat to democracy through its rulings.
In Burwell, Chief Justice John Roberts once again rewrote Obamacare so as to keep the law intact rather than do the right and legally required thing and strike it down, in this case the subsides for the federal exchange, twisting the meaning of words to suit an outcome.
In Texas v Inclusive Communities the Court found that discrimination can now happen by statistical anoymally. Even in the abscense of overt, planned/pattern, or documentable evidence of discrimination that disctinction can be so applied just by the appearance of it in statistical analysis. We all know what Mark Twain said about statistics. This will be used by the progressive left, and the bureacruats Obama has been putting in place at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to force communities to build low-income and government housing for poor and minorities soley to change the ethnic and racial make-up of a community because it doesn’t fit into the master plan of a centralized government planner.
In Hodges, the Court, lead by Justice Anthony Kennedy, bastardized the 14th amendment to nationalize same sex marriage. Making 5 Judges in black robes superior and more knowledgeable than thousands of years of human history, culture, and tradition, not to mention centuries of legal precedent that has defined marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Worse this decision makes the erasure of the 9th and 10th amendments, which on their faces should have made the question of marriage that of the sole juristiction of the seperate states of the union, complete. And forget about the founding precept of Federalism.
The Supreme Court has indeed become a threat to our Democracy and to the Constiution it is sworn to protect and uphold.
Therefore we must use the best tool available to use to fix a broke Court and that is Article V’s Convention of the States process to amend the Constitution.
Over a year ago Mark Levin worte in his best seller The Liberty Amendments that the Convention process needed to be used to place term limits on the Supreme Court(as well as Congress) and that Supreme Court rulings needed to have a veto measure over them. Levin called for giving Congress and state legislatures each their three-fifths override authority they could enact on Supreme Court rulings within 24 months of their issuance.
Any amendment to the Constitution affecting the Supreme Court or its terrible rulings would require three-fourths votes of each chamber of Congress and the ratification of three-fourths of the states, or under the Convention process two-thirds of the state legislatures calling for a Convention with three-fourths of the states required for ratification.
The Supreme Court has greatly stepped outside its bounds and has begun issuing rulings, that are new pieces of legislation(see both rewrites by Roberts of Obamacare) or fundamentally alter historical institutions, like marriage, that owe their origins to the days before we fully established systems of government or codes of law. This lawlessness and judicial tyranny needs to come to an end.
Not only had our U.S. Representatives and Senators worked with the President of the time to pass the Defense of Marriage Act, politicians in 13 states (as late as February 2015) had worked to represent their constituents who believed marriage should only be between a man and a woman. The “justices” of the Supreme Court overruled the votes of those politicians and those voters.
Even the New York Times was surprised by Roberts’ save of Obamacare
LIBERALS and conservatives were exercised and confused by the combination of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s tax subsidies on Thursday and his dissent from the Supreme Court’s decision recognizing a constitutional right of same-sex marriage on Friday. Both sides accused him of voting politically: On Thursday he was taken to task by the right, and on Friday by the left.
In fact, the chief justice’s votes in both cases were entirely consistent and constitutionally principled. He embraced a bipartisan vision of judicial restraint based on the idea that the Supreme Court should generally defer to the choices of Congress and state legislatures. His insistence that the court should hesitate to second-guess the political branches regardless of whether liberals or conservatives win is based on his conception of the limited institutional role of the court in relation to the president, Congress and the states.
On Thursday, when Chief Justice Roberts wrote a 6-to-3 decision preserving a key part of the Affordable Care Act (for the second time), Justice Antonin Scalia accused him once again of engaging in liberal judicial activism. “The somersaults of statutory interpretation” the chief justice had performed in both health care cases, Justice Scalia wrote, signaled to America “the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”