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  • Two-time illegal immigrant charged with rape in Philly’s sanctuary city

    07/07/2014 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | By Dave Boyer
    He could become the Willie Horton of the immigration crisis. Milton Mateo Garcia, 28, was caught one year ago entering the U.S. illegally across the Mexican border and was deported back to his native Honduras. But Mr. Garcia soon re-entered the U.S. illegally — federal authorities either don’t know how, or they won’t say. He settled with relatives in Philadelphia, where Mayor Michael Nutter had signed an executive order in April declaring it a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants. Living and working in sanctuary, Mr. Garcia last month, according to police, approached a 26-year-old Philadelphia doctor who was walking to...
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Nevada could face suit for dumping patients in California (Greyhound therapy)

    08/21/2013 3:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/20/13 | John Coté
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding that Nevada reimburse California cities and counties for treatment of about 500 indigent psychiatric patients who were given one-way bus tickets to the Golden State in recent years. Those costs include about $500,000 that Herrera says San Francisco spent on medical care, housing and other aid for 20 people shipped here in a practice sometimes called Greyhound therapy.
  • Is Chicago’s Out-Of-Control Murder Rate Connected to Its Sanctuary City Policies?

    01/14/2013 8:31:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2013 | Bryan Preston
    There are no gun shops in Chicago, so they say, but murders are on pace to hit 730 for 2013. Guns are usually the weapons that the killers choose to use.Two teenage boys were murdered over the weekend, and guns were the weapons used by the killers. One victim, 14-year-old Rey Dorantes, was reportedly shot while sitting on the front porch of his home. Fifteen-year-old Victor Vega was reportedly walking with another male when they were approached by an armed man who opened fire, killing Vega. In separate incidents, four other people were wounded via gunfire, and all but...
  • Unlicensed To Kill ( SF sanctuary-city )

    11/11/2012 5:53:58 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 11 Nov 2012 | Debra Saunders
    Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010. The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him. That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads. His precious son was dead. Then another nightmare unfolded. As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers. Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable. Five months earlier, San Francisco police stopped...
  • New Haven store owner scares off armed robber (Connecticut!!)

    09/27/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 3 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Ann Nyberg
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven convenience store owner fought back against a man trying to rob him and won Tuesday night. The owner fired off two shots in his store which was enough to scare him off. It was the third time he's faced a gun in an attempted robbery. Seventy-year-old Edilberto Fontanez has owned Eddie's Market on Sylvan Avenue in New Haven for 40 years. [Snip] Tuesday evening he took matters into his own hands when a convicted felon tried to take away his money. 24-year-old Brandon Mills, of New Haven, allegedly came into Fontanez's business,...
  • Teen killed after illegal immigrant loses control of SUV

    07/13/2012 1:58:46 PM PDT · by Doogle · 27 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Megyn Kelly
    Prior convictions, deported once already, illegal bails SUV after crash.... http://video.foxnews.com/v/1733816446001/
  • Vidalia Denies Harboring of Illegal Immigrants [fed up citizen sues sanctuary city]

    07/06/2012 7:11:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Southeast Georgia Today ^ | July 6, 2012 | news
    July 6-- The city of Vidalia denies charges that it gives illegal immigrants safe harbor by allowing them to live, travel and work in the city. A Twin City resident with a history of filing complaints about illegal immigrants filed the charges with the state's new Immigration Enforcement Review Board. Michael Dale Smith accuses Vidalia Mayor Ronnie Dixon and Lark Builder's owner Bob Moore of having an unwritten policy that allows Lark's immigrant employees who are arrested to be released and allowed to return to work. "I tell you what. Have Mr. Moore show you that identification and see how...
  • Jamiel Shaw case: Jury recommends death sentence for Espinoza

    05/23/2012 5:50:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    KABC TV ^ | May 23, 2012 | KABC
    Jurors reached a verdict Wednesday in the penalty phase of the murder trial of Pedro Espinoza, convicted of murdering Jamiel Shaw. The jury deliberated for less than two and a half hours before recommending the death penalty for Espinoza. Espinoza was convicted of fatally shooting Jamiel Shaw II, a 17-year-old star football player at Los Angeles High School. On March 2, 2008, Espinoza confronted and shot the teen in the abdomen and the head just a few doors away from Shaw's Arlington Heights home, thinking Shaw was a rival gang member. Espinoza, now 23, was convicted on May 9 of...
  • Murder Incites Illegal Immigration Debate

    05/18/2012 8:16:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Patch.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Lisa Finn
    The murder of a young Flanders woman by an undocumented Guatemalan man has ignited heated discourse over immigration -- and what some feel is unfair backlash against the Latino community. The focus, some believe, should remain on the crime -- not the defendant's country of origin or immigration status; others disagree. On Wednesday, Suffolk County homicide detectives arrested Guillermo Alfonso Alvarado-Ajcuc, 21, of Riverhead for the alleged murder of Mirian Garcia, 29. Alvarado-Ajcuc, a Guatemalan resident who is in the United States without a green card, was charged with one count of murder in the second degree and rape in...
  • In Texas the Voters Will Take Charge on Immigration

    04/23/2012 9:44:14 AM PDT · by magna carta · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22,2012 | Maria Martinez
    In Texas, politicians lack the moral will to address illegal immigration. Despite a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, no significant legislation addressing illegal immigration has been passed. Yet in a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll last year, 69 percent of voters in Texas said that the “sanctuary city” policy — in which local law enforcement turns a blind eye to immigration status — is unacceptable and that federal law should be enforced.
  • Police Union Sues LAPD Over Car Impound Reprieve for Illegal Aliens

    04/19/2012 8:32:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-20-2012 | John Hill
    Above: Sanctuary City Clowns Villaraigosa and Beck - putting the needs of illegals aliens above public safety. by John HillStand With Arizona Finally, a voice of sanity has emerged to stand against the madness that is America's Sanctuary City - Los Angeles. The Police Protective League (PPL) - the union that represents Los Angeles police officers - has sued the city and Police Chief Charlie Beck this week over his disgraceful new policy that allows illegal alien unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded for 30 days - as California state law mandates.We profiled Beck's announcement...
  • Sanctuary Baltimore, no questions asked

    03/26/2012 10:40:51 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies · 6+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 26, 2012 | Dan Rodricks
    Common sense about the nation's immigration policy vanishes from the room whenever someone asks, "What part of illegal don't you understand?" It's a real conversation killer, that line. People who use it aren't interested in a discussion. They think law enforcement agencies should round up the estimated 11.5 million men, women and children who aren't authorized to live in the U.S. and deport them. People fixated on the notion of illegality — the crossing of a border without papers — aren't interested in knowing why these immigrants might have come here, what hardships they experienced. They don't care if the...
  • 20,000 City of Houston voters needed & volunteers too!

    03/21/2012 7:12:55 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Petition drive under way in Houston to stop sanctuary policy and institute E-Verify for City of Houston contracts using taxpayer dollars. Stop the Magnet needs 20,000 registered City of Houston voters in short order.Please visit www.stopthemagnet.com and download,print,sign and mail in your petitions.We also need help gathering signatures at a variety of civic events. Let's take back our country one city at a time!
  • ICE admits releasing alleged child rapist

    03/21/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2012 | Michael Volpe
    A suspected child rapist is on the loose and in a statement obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement accepts responsibility for releasing him. The man is identified by ICE as Amado Espinosa-Ramirez. Chicago police arrested him last August, and he was ultimately charged with forty-two counts of predatory sexual acts. A publicly available inventory of the charges against Espinosa-Ramirez lists multiple counts of sexual relations within the family, multiple counts of sexual assault with the use of force and multiple counts of sexual assault involving a minor less than thirteen years old. After his Aug....
  • Immigration status questioned for driver tied to patio crash

    03/19/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 19, 2012 | Brian Rogers and Erin Mulvaney
    A suspected drunken driver accused of crashing into a home killing one child and injuring another is being held without bail after a judge heard Monday that he may not be in this country legally. Luis Hector Lopez-Rodriguez, 27, is accused of losing control of the blue Ford Crown Victoria he was driving and plowing in to the front porch of a southwest Houston apartment, where two children were playing during a Saturday night party. During a brief court appearance Monday, Magistrate Judge Blanca Villagomez said federal officials have put a hold on Lopez-Rodriguez, which typically means his immigration status...
  • State finds fault with immigration crackdown program

    02/21/2012 12:59:05 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    City and law enforcement leaders are calling on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reject a U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiative they say would encourage racial profiling and undermine the city and state's power to police themselves. At a news conference today at City Hall, Mayor John DeStefano -- flanked by community leaders and the chief of police -- called the new federal initiative “dangerous and unconstitutional.” The Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) plans to roll out its Secure Communities program in Connecticut this week. Local police departments already share arrest and fingerprint information with...
  • ICE Critical of Santa Fe Jail

    01/19/2012 8:03:02 AM PST · by CedarDave · 4 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Jan 14, 2012 | Vic Vela
    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe County jail continues to release many illegal immigrants — some of them dangerous criminals — to the streets before immigration officials can detain them. That’s according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who this week ramped up their criticism of the lockup in Santa Fe, known for its “safe haven” attitude toward immigrants. After the agency’s statements to KOAT-TV, repeating earlier claims that jail officials don’t do enough to help them enforce federal immigration law, the county and ICE sat down to try to reach an understanding. ICE assistant Albuquerque field office director...
  • D.C. Mayor Orders Police Not to Check Immigration Statuses, Even in Arrests (Sanctuary city)

    10/19/2011 3:46:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2011 | Staff
    The nation's capital has officially become the latest safe haven for illegal immigrants. District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Wednesday signed an executive order instructing police officers not to question people about their immigration status -- even people who are arrested on other matters -- unless immigration status is directly related to a criminal investigation. "This executive order ensures public safety by ensuring that our police resources are deployed wisely and our immigrant communities feel safe cooperating with those who are sworn to protect them," Gray said in a statement. "The district is home to thousands of immigrants," he...
  • Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment

    10/07/2011 11:00:27 AM PDT · by mojito · 19 replies
    American Digest ^ | 10/6/2011 | General Barry McCaffrey and Major-General Robert Scales
    From the Executive Summary: During the past two years the state of Texas has become increasingly threatened by the spread of Mexican cartel organized crime. The threat reflects a change in the strategic intent of the cartels to move their operations into the United States. In effect, the cartels seek to create a “sanitary zone” inside the Texas border -- one county deep -- that will provide sanctuary from Mexican law enforcement and, at the same time, enable the cartels to transform Texas’ border counties into narcotics transshipment points for continued transport and distribution into the continental United States. To...
  • Perry Moves Right on Immigration

    08/21/2011 11:44:34 AM PDT · by magna carta · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21,2011 | Robin Abcarian and Maeve Reston
    Immigration advocates in Texas were heartened last year when the Republican governor, Rick Perry, flatly stated that Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants "would not be the right direction for Texas."
  • [Houston:] 7 tied to MS-13 gang accused of murders here

    08/11/2011 4:36:34 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 1+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | DANE SCHILLER
    Seven members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang are charged with three murders as part of a squad that allegedly killed, robbed and dealt drugs on the streets of Houston, officials said Thursday. The defendants are tied to the gang, which is known as MS-13 and has roots in Central America, federal authorities said as they announced the unsealing of a federal indictment. "Gang activities reach out from far beyond the neighborhoods in which they are ongoing and into the communities in which we live," said Jose Angel Moreno, the top federal prosecutor for a region that stretches...
  • Texas Ruling-Class: Immigration Enforcement Blocking

    07/30/2011 8:24:56 AM PDT · by magna carta · 8 replies
    Video explores the players in Texas that work to thwart the will of the people in enforcing immigration law for the interests of cheap labor. Please view and rate. Thanks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q9FCr9KGlc
  • JW Exposes Illegal Alien Cop Killer’s Extensive Criminal History

    07/20/2011 11:06:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 20, 2011
    A Judicial Watch investigation has discovered that the drunk illegal immigrant who recently killed a Houston police officer had six arrest warrants, multiple encounters with law enforcement and had been caught driving without a license four times. He also had been cited by police on eight occasions, was ticketed twice in 2009 and had two convictions for unlawful entry into the U.S., according to public records obtained by JW from the Houston Municipal Court. Incredibly, the illegal alien (Johoan Rodriguez) remained free and in late May struck and killed Houston Police Officer Kevin Will. It marks the fourth time in...
  • Perry Cements His Reputation As a Powerful Governor

    07/03/2011 12:39:44 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | July 3, 2011 | Jay Root
    Gov. Rick Perry may or may not try to become the leader of what was once called the free world. In the meantime, he has cemented his reputation as one of the most powerful governors ever to walk the corridors of the Texas Capitol. As the longest serving governor in state history, Perry has named more people to boards and commissions than any predecessor — 5,495 at last count, Legislative Reference Library figures show — allowing him to put his conservative stamp on every corner of state government. The reach of his power, and his willingness to use it, have...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY

    07/02/2011 9:06:42 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 57 replies
    AN OPEN LETTER TO TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY June 30, 2011 The Honourable James Richard 'Rick' Perry Governor of the State of Texas State Insurance Building 1100 San Jacinto Austin, Texas 78701 Governor Perry: We write to express, in the strongest possible terms, our disappointment over the outcome of the regular and special sessions of the 82nd Legislature, in which every single one of the dozens of common-sense immigration reform bills died. As you are most likely aware, the overwhelming body of polling data shows that Texans are extremely concerned about the effects of unchecked illegal immigration on our state......
  • Illegal Immigration & Human Trafficking

    06/11/2011 6:41:47 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 1 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 6-11-2011 | Elizabeth Perez
    Good morning my fellow Americans! Hope you all are ready for an action packed event. Are you guys fired up? Are you ready to take back OUR country? Let me have a round of applause if you are SICK of illegal immigration like I am. Is your heart racing? You ready to get this show on the road and help get Carl Pittman elected Sheriff of Harris County and restore OUR American values and law? Let’s give Sheriff Arpaio a warm welcome to Texas, the friendly state! First things first, if you are a veteran, an active member or a...
  • Sanctuary City Rally (Austin, Texas, Saturday, June 11)

    06/08/2011 4:24:44 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    Fasebook ^ | Charles Paschal
    Time Saturday, June 11 · 3:30pm - 6:30pm Location South steps of the Austin Capitol. Created By Charles Paschal More Info A Sanctuary City Legislation rally has been planned for Saturday, June 11th - 3:30pm - 6:30pm on the south steps of the Capitol in Austin. We are on the verge of getting the sanctuary city legislation our state needs to save lives. Several of our state reps and senators have filed sanctuary city bills and e-verify bills during the special session. It is up to Governor Perry to put them on the agenda and we need to show support...
  • Doug McIntyre: Where is the outrage?

    05/28/2011 5:07:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 05/28/2011 | Doug McIntyre
    I'm damned mad today. Can't sleep angry. What's it going to take for the so-called leaders of this city to do the right thing? On March 2nd of 2008, while Sgt. Anita Shaw served her country in Iraq, her son, a Los Angeles High School football star, Jamiel Shaw II - Jas to his friends and family- was murdered three doors from home. Jas fell dead still clutching the phone he had just used to tell his Dad he'd be home in 30 seconds. Jamiel Shaw Sr. heard the shots that killed his son. He bolted out the door and...
  • In a Sanctuary City, An Illegal Immigrant Gets the Death Penalty

    05/27/2011 10:48:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2011 | David Paulin
    Areli Carbajal Escobar, a violent 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, had a long rap sheet. Over the years in the sanctuary city of Austin, Texas, police and prosecutors had many contacts with him. Yet Escobar was never deported. Now, immigration problems are the least of Escobar's worries. Last week, a Travis County jury sentenced him to death for the brutal rape and murder of a high school honor student. Texas may lead the nation for executions, but most condemned murderers aren't from Austin, the capital, and surrounding Travis County -- for both are enclaves of liberal Democrats in an otherwise...
  • New Haven (CT) 4th Most Dangerous City: Report (Another Sanctuary City)

    05/26/2011 3:39:59 AM PDT · by raybbr · 20 replies
    nbcconnecticut.com ^ | 5-25-2011 | Bob Connors
    A new report ranks New Haven as one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. The Elm City ranks 4th Most Dangerous City, behind Flint, Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, and St. Louis, Missouri, according to Business Insider. The daily newsletter used FBI crime statistics from 2010, and listed the cities based on the numbers of violent crimes including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, per 100,000 people. New Haven had 1,584 violent crimes per 100,000 people and 628 robberies for every 100,000 people in the city, triple the national average, according to Business Insider. In the past two days alone,...
  • Modern-day mafia story had its roots in Houston's East End

    03/21/2011 6:30:55 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 20, 2011 | DANE SCHILLER
    He was just a skinny kid with a thick head of hair who stole cars and sold pot around his East End neighborhood. But Daniel Zamora climbed the crime ranks to reach one of the world's most ruthless employers: a Mexican drug cartel capable of providing power and money even if the path meant prison or death. Which for "Danny Boy," it did. He was dead by the age of 32, but not before bringing his family and friends along for a wildly perilous ride. Their collective story is one of a modern-day mafia, every bit as merciless as the...
  • LAPD limits impounding of unlicensed drivers' cars

    03/12/2011 12:47:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 12, 2011 | Joel Rubin and Ari Bloomekatz
    Under criticism that it was unfairly targeting undocumented immigrants, the Los Angeles Police Department on Friday announced changes to its rules for impounding cars of unlicensed drivers at sobriety checkpoints. Previously, LAPD officers at such checkpoints followed stringent protocols that called for them to impound a car whenever the driver was found not to have a valid license, regardless of whether the driver had been drinking. Those rules have drawn the ire of immigration advocacy groups that said they disproportionately targeted undocumented immigrants, who are not able to obtain licenses legally in nearly all U.S. states. Once a vehicle is...
  • Three more arrests in fatal Denver hit-and-run…all illegal aliens

    01/29/2011 2:13:53 PM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 29, 2010
    On Thursday, Norma Paola Vera-Nolasco, 31, was arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, as she attempted to flee to Mexico. In fact, her U.S. Airways flight had already pulled away from the gate when police ordered it to return. According to the Denver's District Attorney's office, Vera-Nolasko was driving the truck that hit and killed valet, Jose Medina outside a Denver nightclub on Saturday night. She faces two counts of vehicular homicide, criminal impersonation, and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Prosecutors say that the illegal alien was drunk at the time of the accident. In 2008, Vera-Nolasco...
  • Welfare Tab for Children of Illegal Immigrants Estimated at $600M in L.A. County

    01/19/2011 3:20:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Jan 19 2011 | Fox News
    Welfare benefits for the children of illegal immigrants cost America's largest county more than $600 million last year, according to a local official keeping tabs on the cost. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich released new statistics this week showing social spending for those families in his county rose to $53 million in November, putting the county government on track to spend more than $600 million on related costs for the year -- up from $570 million in 2009. Antonovich arrived at the estimate by factoring in the cost of food stamps and welfare-style benefits through a state program known...
  • City puts a stop to homeless outreach

    01/14/2011 7:19:38 AM PST · by cdga5for4 · 37 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 13, 2011 | BRADLEY OLSON
    Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said. That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their "Feed a Friend" effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one. "We don't really know what they want, we just think that they don't want us down there feeding people," said Bobby Herring, a Christian...
  • South side Chicago Man at Tea Party Inspires!

    Paul Mckinley from the south side of Chicago inspires the crowd at a Tea Party in Bloomington, Illinois. He says he no longer has any use for the democrats and gives great reasons as why. A good video to spread around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwMAJeA284s&feature=autofb
  • LAPD's Rampart station evacuated following threat connected to officer-involved shooting (Updated)

    09/28/2010 5:29:18 PM PDT · by AuntB · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2010 | LA Times
    The Los Angeles Police Department evacuated its Rampart Area station Tuesday after an envelope containing an unknown powder was found at the station. The envelope contained a threat directed at one of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant earlier this month in the Westlake District, according to sources familiar with the incident who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing. The nature of the threat was not specified. [Updated at 2:34 p.m.: Officials said they determined the white powder was not hazardous.] Manuel Jamines was shot and killed Sept. 5 at the...
  • (CA Attorney General) Race Pits Dream Prosecutor Against S.F.'s Nightmare DA

    09/26/2010 8:53:00 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 26, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    I don't understand why San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris wants to be California's next attorney general. Then again, it's hard to understand why she even ran for DA -- other than because she has a yen for elective office. She hasn't been an aggressive prosecutor. She hasn't been a competent administrator. She seems more interested in advancing liberal causes than putting bad guys behind bars. It is a sad testament to the Democratic Party that Harris is its chosen nominee to run against Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, a consummate lawman whose tenure could serve as a...
  • Cries for Vengeance Against L.A. Cops Who Shot Knife-Wielding Thug

    09/16/2010 2:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 16, 2010 | Jack Dunphy
    Manuel Jamines went after the responding police with his blade, but the mob wants the cops on trial for murder because he was "unarmed." Everyone knows there are few certainties in life. Yes, you always hear about death and taxes, but recent events here in Los Angeles have revealed other certainties which are, perhaps not coincidentally, related to the first two. The first is this: If it is your custom to spend your afternoons getting drunk, wielding knives, and menacing passers-by on busy street corners, and if, after the police have arrived as they must when this behavior has been...
  • Villaraigosa call officers who fatally shot man 'heroes'

    09/09/2010 10:52:54 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 27 replies
    Losa ANgeles Wave ^ | September 9, 2010 | Wire Services
    Los Angeles police who confronted and fatally shot an apparently drunk man with a knife who was threatening a pregnant woman and her child is a hero, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asserted Wednesday. The mayor also defended police Chief Charlie Beck, who was shouted down at a community meeting meant to calm residents in the neighborhood where the officer-involved shooting occurred Sunday afternoon near MacArthur Park. Protesters have taken to the streets in anger three nights in a row — setting fires, dumping garbage and throwing rocks and bottles at police — since an LAPD bicycle patrol officer shot and killed...
  • Who killed Chandra Levy?

    08/16/2010 3:11:54 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies
    wiki ^ | 08.16.10
    Chandra Ann Levy (April 14, 1977–ca. May 1, 2001) was an intern at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C., who disappeared in May 2001 and is presumed murdered after her skeletal remains were found in Rock Creek Park in May 2002. The investigation led to media allegations of an extramarital affair with then-U.S. Representative Gary Condit,[1] a Democrat representing California's 18th congressional district and a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Condit was never named a suspect by police and was ultimately cleared of involvement, however the cloud of suspicion raised by the...
  • City Police No Longer Enforcing Immigration Laws

    08/12/2010 10:59:38 AM PDT · by Eagles6 · 27 replies · 1+ views
    KDKA ^ | Aug 11, 2010 | Andy Sheehan
    Harper recently issued new guidelines to his officers to no longer check the immigration status of a person and to leave enforcement of immigration laws to federal officers. Harper says police need good relations with the immigrant community and should not be feared.
  • Is an immigration bill coming to Oregon?

    08/08/2010 8:19:03 PM PDT · by AuntB · 29 replies
    KTVL Medford ^ | Aug. 8, 2010 | Katie Conner
    MEDFORD ORE. – Sal Esquivel, supporter of Arizona's immigration bill, is now proposing his own bill to cut down on the number of illegal immigrants in Oregon. “It's about a $7 million problem for taxpayers,” said Sal Esquivel. Esquivel ‘s bill would require businesses to use e-verification, a system that uses an applicant' social security number, passport or green cards to verify that he or she is a legal citizen of the Untied States. Employers who hire illegal workers would be disciplined. Esquivel proposed the bill last legislative session but it got turned down. Democratic Representative Peter Buckley says the...
  • [Texas:]Fellow Democrat raises questions about White's stance on guns

    07/28/2010 10:51:38 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    WFAA ^ | July 27, 2010 | BRAD WATSON
    Exactly one year after it became an issue in his Senate campaign, Bill White — now the Democratic candidate for governor — is still explaining his past membership in a controversial group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The issue was not raised by his Republican opponent, Gov. Rick Perry, but by another Democrat who stands by his statements. White said he has a good record on guns. "I have a 'B-plus' rating from the NRA," he said. The Texas State Rifle Association confirms it gave White a "B" prior to the primary. But opponents claim White doesn't make the grade...
  • Hedgecock: Did Illegal Aliens Kill City of Maywood? (California Sanctuary City)

    07/25/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT · by GVnana · 32 replies
    California Political News ^ | 7/24/2010 | Roger Hedgecock
    Welcome to Maywood, Mexico. Boasting a population that is 97% Hispanic, more than half foreign born, and 40% illegal, the Los Angeles County, Calif., incorporated city of Maywood has achieved the Reconquista goal. It is now as lawless and chaotic as any place in Mexico. Maywood is a warning to every city and town in America. The Maywood City Council announced this week that after years of radical policies, corruption and scandal, the city was broke and all city employees would be laid off and essential city services contracted out to neighboring cities or to L.A. County government. How did...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Pasadena Police Department for Records Detailing Illegal Alien Sanctuary Policy

    07/22/2010 10:12:09 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch Press Release - PRNewswire.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | Judicial Watch
    PPD Reportedly 'not asking about anybody's legal status unless it is a matter of national security' WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed an open records lawsuit against the Pasadena Police Department (PPD), and PPD Police Chief Christopher Vicino, to obtain documents related to the department's alleged illegal alien sanctuary policy. Chief Vicino reportedly indicated that the department prevents his officers from "asking about anybody's legal status unless it is a matter of national security," which may be a violation of federal immigration law....
  • New push to get guns off Minneapolis streets

    07/22/2010 8:57:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/22/10 | Abby Simons
    Standing before "Phoenix Rising," a statue made from hundreds of melted-down guns, law-enforcement leaders set out an initiative to battle the violence that has taken 29 lives in Minneapolis this year -- far eclipsing the total for all of 2009. The plan: to prosecute more cases of illegal gun possession in federal court, where sentences often are longer and often without parole. The message: Commit a serious or repeat gun crime in Minneapolis, and you will face serious prison time. Thursday's news conference was more than just a policy discussion. As officials laid out Project Minneapolis Exile, mothers of slain...
  • Human smugglers showing violent upswing, ICE says

    07/06/2010 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | July 5, 2010 | SUSAN CARROLL
    Houston raids reveal drug gangs' savage attacks on illegal immigrants The smuggler, nicknamed "El Pelon," Baldy, forced the 11 illegal immigrants to strip naked shortly after they arrived at the southwest Houston stash house, hoping to complicate any plans for escape. He and the other smugglers led the men up a staircase to a room on the second floor.And there, they lived in what one Honduran immigrant described as a "state of terror" for days while the smugglers attempted to extort more money from their relatives to secure their release. One man said a smuggler stepped on his chest until...
  • Obama Picks Critic of Local Illegal Immigration Enforcement for Key Role at ICE

    06/24/2010 9:26:53 PM PDT · by Qbert · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/2010 | Stephen Clark
    The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials. Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting July 6, Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations. "Chief Hurtt is a respected member of the law enforcement community and understands the concerns of local law enforcement leaders," said John Morton, the...