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  • Los Angeles Contradicts Its Own Official Policy; Mayor Villaraigosa Supports Human Trafficking

    05/15/2010 5:45:37 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies · 899+ views
    Washington (CNSNews.com) – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told CNSNews.com Thursday that illegal immigration has not contributed to his city’s budget problems, but, on the contrary, that illegal immigration adds to the "economic might" of California. "In California, I think there’s a real sense that these immigrants provide a great deal to the economic might of the state," said Villaraigosa. (Snip).........Daniel Nasaw, BBC News, Washington: The Los Angeles city council has voted to boycott Arizona businesses in one of the strongest moves yet against the state's new immigration law. Council members agreed to bar official travel to Arizona and avoid...
  • Radio Host Dennis Prager Calls for Boycott of His Own City, Los Angeles [Thursday 13 May 2010]

    05/14/2010 1:24:12 AM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 49 replies · 1,244+ views
    Dennis Prager, syndicated radio talk show host, best selling author and long-time resident of Los Angeles, has called for the rest of the United States to boycott his own city after the Los Angeles City Council voted to cut ties with Arizona business in response the just passed immigration enforcement law, this as the city finances continue to meltdown. Prager was apoplectic about such a dumb move by a City Council whose liberal Democrat policies have devastated the city of Los Angeles by driving businesses away, discouraging further investment, soaking the population with taxes that discourage economic growth and passing...
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views
    Invstors.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • S.F. Board of Supervisors call for Arizona boycott

    05/12/2010 9:14:57 AM PDT · by alexandria · 38 replies · 674+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Rachel Gordon, John Coté
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took a symbolic jab at Arizona Tuesday for passing a controversial law last month that gives law enforcement authorities in the Grand Canyon State broad powers to check a person's immigration status. Critics fear the law will lead to racial profiling. San Francisco supervisors, on a 10-1 vote, approved a nonbinding resolution that calls for a boycott of Arizona-based businesses. It asks for, but does not demand, that city departments refrain from entering into new contracts or extending existing ones with companies headquartered in Arizona, unless severing those ties would result in significant costs...
  • Cancel Arizona travel, Minneapolis mayor urges

    04/30/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies · 554+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/30/10 | Steve Brandt
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has urged department heads and other city officials to cancel any pending official travel plans to Arizona in the wake of new immigration legislation in that state. Rybak urged city officials to find alternate ways of accomplishing the same business ends without traveling to the state. Arizona law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and authorizes police officers to ask people for proof of citizenship and hand illegal immigrants over to federal enforcers. “This is a terrible law, and I do not want any public dollars to be spent there,” Rybak...
  • Phoenix residents want to end 'sanctuary' status [ City Charter: Immigration is DHS area] Flash Back

    04/30/2010 4:19:50 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 417+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 28, 2006 | Washington Times
    A citizens group is seeking the end of a policy that prevents Phoenix police officers from detaining suspected illegal aliens, questioning a person under arrest about immigration status or notifying federal authorities that an illegal alien is in custody. Members of Protect Our City have started a petition drive to change the city's charter to require that police officers, along with all other city agencies and employees, assist federal authorities in enforcing U.S. immigration law. Randy Pullen, a Republican National Committeeman from Arizona and the project's leader, told The Washington Times that he hopes to gather enough signatures to qualify...
  • New Arizona Immigration Laws Won't Work, Say Church Leaders

    04/25/2010 12:46:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 853+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/26/2010 | Ethan Cole
    Church leaders quickly voiced opposition to Arizona’s new immigration laws on Friday. They complain that not only will the rules be ineffective in solving the problem, but will promote discrimination. “All the religious leaders of Arizona know and understand that this law will not solve the issue of crime along the border or in our state, but it will demonize anyone who looks suspiciously like an undocumented person leading to inevitable racial profiling,” said the Rev. Jan Flaaten, executive director of Arizona Ecumenical Council, in a statement. “Our religious traditions ask us to treat people with dignity and respect, and...
  • {SANctuary FRANCISCO POLICE CHIEF} Gascon says AZ immigration bill "catastrophic"

    04/22/2010 9:41:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 69 replies · 1,286+ views
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 4/22/10 | John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Count our own George Gascon among the nation's police chiefs speaking out against a controversial Arizona immigration bill that would require police officers in that state to arrest anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. Gascon, who was the top cop in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa before being tapped for the San Francisco job last year, said the Arizona legislation "will have a catastrophic effect on policing and set back community policing efforts for decades." Some cops are warning the law would impede their efforts to fight violent crime because witnesses and victims will be reluctant to...
  • United States deports Australian Tracey Washington over school squabble

    03/02/2010 2:17:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies · 1,192+ views
    AN AUSTRALIAN woman is being deported from the US because her son punched a classmate and stole 53 cents. Tracey Washington and her two sons, aged 13 and 5, will be kicked out on Friday under a controversial San Francisco policy that forced the city's juvenile authorities to turn the elder child over to federal US Immigration and Customs officials. Mrs Washington moved to San Francisco from Melbourne in February last year to marry Charles Washington, 42, whom she met on holidays six years ago. However, Mrs Washington and the boys were declared illegal immigrants in May after she missed...
  • (Houston) Mayor, faith leaders urge census participation (Shelia Jackson Lee alert)

    03/02/2010 10:39:59 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 306+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 01, 2010 | Mike Snyder
    "When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the Lord a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come upon them when you number them." -- Exodus 30:12. No one talked about plagues or ransoms during a news conference today at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown.... These local leaders gathered to promote "Census Sabbath" (PDF) March 5-7. They encouraged pastors, rabbis, priests and other spiritual leaders to dedicate sermons and other messages to the value of returning 2010 Census forms that will arrive in mailboxes...
  • Two illegal aliens charged with murder in Virginia Beach (sanctuary city)

    12/31/2009 1:36:26 PM PST · by AuntB · 28 replies · 2,071+ views
    Examiner ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Dave Gibson
    On Saturday night, Virginia Beach police arrested Jorge Alberto Fuertes Loredo, 31, and Isidor Loredo Amaya, 31, after Florentino Martinez-Melendez, 40, was shot to death in a trailer park. A second victim survived the shooting but remains in critical condition in a local hospital. Apparently, the fatal shooting was the result of a heated argument. Both Loredo and Amaya have been charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Both Mexican nationals are in the country illegally, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have placed a hold on them. Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney, Harvey Bryant,...
  • The Terry Anderson Show - LIVE! Amnesty Alert!

    12/13/2009 7:19:03 PM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies · 1,151+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | Dec. 13, 2009 | Terry Anderson
    The TERRY ANDERSON SHOW.. Articulating the Popular Rage! A warrior in the fight against illegal immigration and those who promote it for over a decade! From the streets of Los Angeles to the halls of congress, Terry has been there. No one has the passion and common sense of Terry Anderson...He is A MUST listen! The BEST one hour of radio you'll find anywhere. Sunday Nights- Listen on the radio! 12-1 AM EDT, 11-12 PM CDT, 10-11 PM MDT, 9-10 PM PDT KRLA - 870 AM - Los Angeles -- KDWN - 720 - Las Vegas -- KFNX - 1100...
  • Cartel slayings on the rise in Houston

    10/17/2009 12:08:14 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 916+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Oct. 17, 2009 | DANE SCHILLER
    In one case, an innocent man died in gang’s 3 tries to kill target It was not the first time a rival tried to kill Mexican drug cartel-connected gangster Santiago “Chago” Salinas, but it would be the last. When 28-year-old Salinas was shot in the head at point-blank range three years ago at the Baymont Inn & Suites hotel on the Gulf Freeway, it was the latest round in a deadly feud that has played out here and in Mexico. Just a few weeks before, Salinas' brother-in-law who also had lived in Houston, was found dead, charred in a barrel...
  • LAPD Chief William Bratton Stepping Down

    08/05/2009 11:38:20 AM PDT · by Welcome2thejungle · 50 replies · 870+ views
    August 5, 2009 | Welcome2thejungle
    This just in from Yahoo: LAPD William Bratton is stepping down as chief of the LAPD. Bratton is part of the problem with big city policing these days. There was a time when Los Angeles had one of the best and toughest big city police departments in the entire nation. The legendary police chief, William Parker, molded the LAPD into a tough, no nonsense crime fighting machine, and apolitical at that. Parker was followed by some very able and professional chiefs as well including Ed Davis and Daryl Gates who worked to keep the department highly professional and independent of...
  • Mayoral race takes up immigration

    07/19/2009 10:03:54 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 586+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2009 | Bradley Olson
    The city's plans to step up cooperation with federal authorities in efforts to deport illegal immigrants is garnering new debate in the 2009 mayoral contest. Latino advocates have pressed candidates to distance themselves from Mayor Bill White's request that Houston be allowed to participate in two federal programs that, at least within the confines of the city's jails, would put police officers in the immigration enforcement business. While each of the four major candidates generally opposes diverting too many resources to immigration enforcement, they all support the thrust of the city's new effort to screen jail inmates and turn over...
  • [Houston]HPD will train jailers on detaining immigrants

    07/12/2009 3:30:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 466+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2009 | SUSAN CARROLL
    But the plan troubles immigrants' advocates The Houston Police Department has been approved to participate in a controversial federal program that would train a cadre of city jailers to help detain suspected illegal immigrants, immigration officials announced Friday. The announcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials comes nearly four months after Mayor Bill White requested that federal officials expedite training for city jailers. White made the request within days of the March 5 shooting of Houston police officer Rick Salter, who was critically injured by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record. Salter is recovering. HPD and White have faced...
  • Bailing Out Illegals

    07/10/2009 6:29:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,251+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 10, 2009
    Illegal Immigration: As California issues IOUs to its citizens, another ballot proposition may be brewing to cut off benefits that are draining the state budget. From education to welfare to crime, the cupboard is bare.California is a leader in both government debt and the sanctuary city movement. But as its citizens seek shelter from the economic storm, the question has arisen anew whether its non-citizens and the better life they want takes precedence over its citizens and the better life they are entitled to. In this mother of all recessions, it's getting harder to argue that illegal aliens are here...
  • Police: Brother of alleged officer killer wanted in slaying[Houston MS-13]

    06/30/2009 9:52:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 1,513+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | June 29, 2009 | MIKE GLENN
    The older brother of the man who allegedly shot and killed an undercover Houston police officer last week is wanted in a gang-related slaying last year of a South Carolina man, authorities said. Juan Pedroza Carrillo, 40, was one of three men linked to the November 2 fatal shooting of Jorge Alberto Vindel Ramos, 51, in Lexington County, S.C., authorities said. Ramos was shot in the head and chest with a .380 semi-automatic pistol as he was working on his car outside his home, officials said. While the motive for the killing remains under investigation, federal immigration officials confirmed that...
  • Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City (Houston)

    06/29/2009 1:05:51 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,004+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | June 29, 2009
      Third Officer Shot By Illegal Alien In Sancutary City Last Updated: Mon, 06/29/2009 - 3:52pmA third law enforcement officer in one of the nation’s biggest sanctuary cities has been shot by an illegal immigrant who was protected by a don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy during previous police encounters.The Houston Police Department’s longtime rule prohibiting officers from questioning suspects about immigration status has cost the department dearly in the last few years. Two officers have been murdered and one shot in the face by illegal immigrants with previous records. The latest shooting occurred just last week when an illegal alien from Mexico killed...
  • Prosecutors: Jailed suspect ordered robbery of slain undercover officer[Texas illegals]

    06/25/2009 4:22:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 611+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | June 25, 2009 | JAMES PINKERTON and DALE LEZON
    Policeman's killer, suspected accomplices appear to be illegal immigrants The gunman who fatally shot a Houston police officer in the back before being gunned down by another officer during an undercover sting late Tuesday is believed to have been an illegal immigrant from Mexico, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Robert Rutt, agent in charge of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement office of criminal investigations in Houston, confirmed that Houston police had asked for assistance in determining the immigration status of the gunman shot to death in a drug store parking lot after officer Henry Canales, 42, was fatally wounded....
  • D.A.'s office let illegal immigrants go(San Francisco)

    06/23/2009 7:10:51 AM PDT · by laotzu · 9 replies · 621+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/23/09 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris' office on Monday defended allowing about a half dozen first-time drug offenders to clear their records by going through a job-training program, even after prosecutors learned they were deportable as undocumented immigrants. The L.A. Times first reported Monday that illegal immigrants had been enrolled in the program and that Harris' office had let several graduate and go free even after learning of their status. Harris was quoted in the Times as saying that enforcing federal immigration law was not the job of local authorities. The district attorney was explaining how her office handled the...
  • San Francisco at Crossroads Over Immigration

    06/12/2009 9:55:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies · 1,440+ views
    NYTimes ^ | June 12, 2009
    San Francisco at Crossroads Over Immigration By JESSE McKINLEY Published: June 12, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO — In the debate over illegal immigration, San Francisco has proudly played the role of liberal enclave, a so-called sanctuary city where local officials have refused to cooperate with enforcement of federal immigration law and undocumented residents have mostly lived without fear of consequence. But over the last year, buffeted by several high-profile crimes by illegal immigrants and revelations of mismanagement of the city’s sanctuary policy, San Francisco has become less like its self-image and more like many other cities in the United States: deeply...
  • Tempers Flare Over Sanctuary City For AWOL Soldiers

    06/08/2009 10:07:22 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 17 replies · 1,068+ views
    Q13 Fox News ^ | 6-8-09 | Darren Dedo
    Tempers Flare Over Potentially Making Bellingham A Sanctuary City For AWOL Soldiers BELLINGHAM - A heated community meeting was held tonight at the Bellingham Municipal Building over whether the City should become a sanctuary for AWOL soldiers. Bellingham City Council Chambers was jam-packed and at times raucous Monday night, as supporters and opponents of a plan that would allow AWOL soldiers to seek refuge in Bellingham gathered for a public forum. Students from Western Washington University and local military veterans who started G.I. Sanctuary City Movement asked the city for the meeting. Gulf War Veteran Matt Bambara says war objectors...
  • San Fran mayor announces he's running for governor

    04/21/2009 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,061+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2009
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made it official—he's running to become California's next governor. The 41-year-old mayor used the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to announce on Tuesday that he was seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • Texas, Arizona Lawmakers Considering Ban on Sanctuary Cities

    04/15/2009 3:13:24 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 11 replies · 605+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2009
    Texas and Arizona are considering bills to ban cities from enacting "sanctuary policies" that discourage them from enforcing federal immigration laws. Witnesses testified Wednesday before a Texas Senate committee for a bill aimed at "sanctuary cities" like Austin and Houston that tell police officers to avoid determining the immigration status of those they deal with, the Houston Chronicle reported
  • Suit: Sanctuary policy a factor in 3 killings (San Fran)

    04/04/2009 7:50:28 AM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 604+ views
    San Fran Chronicle ^ | 4/4/09 | Jax Von Derbeken
    The family of a father and two sons slain last year in San Francisco filed a lawsuit Friday, blaming the city's sanctuary policy for illegally shielding the suspected gunman from earlier deportation despite his record of "extreme violence." The suit - lodged in San Francisco Superior Court - asserts that the city sanctuary policy was a "substantial factor" in the June 22, 2008, slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. The city attorney's office declined to comment. Lawyers for Bologna's wife and his two surviving children assert in the suit that the alleged gunman,...
  • TANCREDO: Tale of two sanctuary cities

    03/21/2009 11:31:31 PM PDT · by Scanian · 20 replies · 1,258+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2009 | Tom Tancredo
    The two cities of El Paso and Denver are 800 miles apart, but they both exist in the rarified world of "sanctuary cities," where mayors and city officials love to proclaim, "We welcome all immigrants, regardless of immigration status." This is PC code for welcoming illegal aliens, but it also means they welcome the prosecution of Border Patrol agents and immigration enforcement agents who take their jobs too seriously. The prosecution, imprisonment and eventual release of El Paso Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean made headlines for two years, but few Americans outside Denver have ever heard of...
  • Black Americans Protest Illegal Immigration in Los Angeles (Ted Hayes)

    03/01/2009 11:10:36 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 65 replies · 2,287+ views
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  • 56,000 Signatures "Go Missing" From LA Sanctuary City Petition

    12/12/2008 2:09:28 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 7 replies · 635+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/12/08 | Yidwithlid
    How does 76,000 become >20,000? Well that's what petitioners in Los Angeles want to know. Earlier this week 76 thousand signatures were turned in, more than enough to place an initiative on the ballot for the next election, that would require the LAPD to identify and deport gang members who are illegal aliens (in other words require the LAPD to obey enforce the law). Maybe it was some sort of strange black magic or something because when when the LA Officials counted the names there were less than 20 thousand. Mmm does the name Rose Mary Woods ring a bell?...
  • Hit-and-Run: Death in a 'Sanctuary City'

    11/11/2008 8:25:42 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 22 replies · 374+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | November 10, 2008 | David Paulin
    By David Paulin It was one of the strangest hit-and-runs police had ever seen in Austin, Texas. Early last September, officers answering a call at 4:19 a.m. found a young man dead along a highway. They surmised he was a motorcyclist. He was, after all, wearing motorcycle garb – a helmet, black-leather jacket, boots. A few hundred feet away, officers spotted a single skid mark running down the highway, and disappearing from sight. Oddly, no motorcycle could be found. A check of the victim's driver's license revealed his name: Eric M. Laufer. Laufer, 25, was a highly-regarded musician and...
  • ICE holds driver in crash (Aurora hit-run killed 2 women in pickup, 3-year-old in ice cream shop)

    09/07/2008 7:34:35 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 62 replies · 314+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 09/07/08 | Kirk Mitchell and Ann Schrader
    AURORA — As new questions arose about the man police say is responsible for the tragedy, several hundred friends and relatives gathered Saturday night outside an ice cream shop to mourn three lives suddenly lost. "It hurts now," said Vito Kudlis, surrounded by friends as he and his wife, Enely, wept for their 3-year-old son, Marten. "It is freaky. It is crazy." Marten, Patricia Guntharp, 49, of Centennial and Debra Serecky, 51, of Aurora all died when a Thursday night collision caused vehicles to careen into the Baskin-Robbins at the corner of South Havana Street and East Mississippi Avenue. Saturday...
  • Bars that were bases for sex ring still open for business

    09/07/2008 9:09:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 267+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 7, 2008 | LISE OLSEN
    For years, Gerardo Salazar played the Romeo in dusty Mexican villages, trolling town squares and schoolyards for women and girls he could seduce with declarations of love and, ultimately, sell in seedy Houston cantinas. Salazar, who called himself El Gallo — the Rooster — could have been arrested three years ago after a federal indictment named him leader of an international human trafficking ring. Instead, he escaped to Mexico, where his hometown is a notorious center for kidnapping. But the cantina sex trade Salazar helped build in Houston continues to flourish. Despite enforcement efforts, human traffickers and prostitution operators have...
  • Local leaders way in on illegal alien dumping

    08/24/2008 11:10:40 AM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies · 143+ views
    Daily Press ^ | Aug. 22, 2008 | Ryan Orr
    91 percent of readers think S.F. mayor should be charged VICTORVILLE — Local leaders are condemning the San Francisco mayor’s decision to dump illegal alien probationers in the San Bernardino Group homes, and some believe he should be criminally charged. “The actions of Mayor (Gavin) Newsom are unconscionable and a violation of this oath of office where he swore to; uphold and defend the constitution of the United States,” said Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. “As to whether he should be charged with obstruction of justice, that’s a legal question better answered by the United States Attorney General.” Rep....
  • Captives of the Meatpacking Archipelago (Barfer)

    08/06/2008 10:59:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 139+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/6/2008 | Thomas "What's the Matter with Kansas" Franks
    History records that Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the Moral Majority, the Heritage Foundation and other conservative groups, used to present himself as a soul-brother to the American worker. In his heyday he railed against the "elitist upper class" and established his bona fides by saying, "I come from a poor district of working-class people." Writing in the Washington Times last week, Mr. Weyrich was back in his old rhetorical neighborhood. The subject was Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and Mr. Weyrich was writing to celebrate "the best record of accomplishment of anyone in the Bush administration." Read closely,...
  • Anti-illegal immigrant group comes to City Hall for raucous protest

    07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2008 | by Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall today to decry the city's sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign. They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city's Juvenile Probation Department, "accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation. One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from the policy, Edwin...
  • Protest tomorrow: San Francisco residents sick and tired of sanctuary

    07/30/2008 9:40:03 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 31 replies · 202+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | July 29, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2008 03:26 PM Nancy Pelosi may not care about San Francisco’s inhumane and reckless illegal alien sanctuary policies. But a growing number of Bay Area residents have had enough.There’s a protest tomorrow on the steps of SF’s city hall. Reader David sends details. Make your voice heard: Hi Michelle!Could you please publicize this upcoming protest on your site…Protest to demand the resignation of Mayor Newsom and the end of SF’s criminal alien shield (otherwise known as the Sanctuary City Policy).San Francisco City Hall Wednesday, July 30th 11 A.M.The call was put out by the Minuteman...
  • S.F. slaying of dad, sons called gang related

    07/29/2008 10:24:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 212+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/29/8 | Bob Egelko
    The fatal shootings of a father and two sons in San Francisco's Excelsior district June 22 were not road-rage killings and instead were motivated by the killer's belief that his targets were in a rival gang, the head of the police homicide unit said Monday. "We know it is gang related," Lt. Mike Stasko told the Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee. Stasko said the victims, Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, were attacked because of their appearance. "Apparently, the people in the car were similar to Hispanic males, and they were targeted because of...
  • Nancy Pelosi defends San Francisco values…silent on S.F.’s bloody sanctuary legacy

    07/29/2008 9:34:12 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 19 replies · 260+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | July 28, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2008 03:16 PM Just how out of touch is Nancy Pelosi? Go look at her defense of San Francisco values, if you must.See what’s missing?Not a word about the San Francisco values that led to illegal alien Honduran crack dealers getting subsidized escort shuttle service back home to escape deportation and proseuction.Not a word about the San Francisco values that led to illegal alien drug lords getting sent down and dumped on San Bernardino group homes– only to walk out of them scot-free. Not a word about the San Francisco values that gave bloody sanctuary...
  • Tale Of Two (Sanctuary) Cities: Don't Re-Elect Their Mayors, Indict Them

    07/29/2008 8:38:23 AM PDT · by AuntB · 7 replies · 254+ views
    California Republic ^ | July 29, 2008 | Walter Moore
    Mayors Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and Newsome of San Francisco both want to become California's next governor. Both men, moreover, have granted "sanctuary" to all illegal aliens -- even gang members like those who shattered the lives of the Shaw Family, the Bologna Family, and Heaven only knows how many other families. Should these two Mayors be elected governor, or should they instead be indicted for aiding and abetting illegal immigration? Let's look at the law: Entering the country illegally is a crime, punishable by up to six months' imprisonment. (8 U.S.C. 1325.) Aiding and abetting illegal immigration, moreover, is...
  • KABC LOS ANGELES - 11AM interview with Danielle Bologna, Jameel Shaw, Sr. -- illegal alien murderers

    07/25/2008 11:00:18 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 585+ views
    LISTEN ONLINE to KABC RADIO IN LOS ANGELES.This is a replay from this morning. Don't miss it!
  • Sanctuary policy made city less safe

    07/22/2008 7:42:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 151+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/22/8 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy - as it was implemented until recently - put the welfare of juvenile gang-bangers and drug dealers, who also were illegal immigrants, before the safety of law-abiding residents who are victimized by gangs and thugs. As The Chronicle reported Sunday in a story by reporter Jaxon Van Derbeken, one beneficiary of that policy is Edwin Ramos, 21, who is charged with killing Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16 in a spectacularly senseless shooting spree on June 22. If Ramos is guilty, San Francisco political correctness and a federal immigration screw-up...
  • 3 more juvenile migrant drug dealers escape

    07/19/2008 8:09:54 AM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies · 110+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2008 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Three more juvenile illegal immigrant drug dealers sent by San Francisco to group homes hundreds of miles from the city have escaped... The three were among the offenders previously protected from possible deportation under a long-standing city policy against handing over juvenile illegal immigrants to federal authorities, even those convicted of felonies. Chronicle stories about the policy prompted a national outcry, and Mayor Gavin Newsom rescinded it earlier this month. Newsom acted shortly after eight Honduran juveniles convicted of dealing crack on the city's streets walked away from unlocked group homes in San Bernardino County, where the...
  • San Francisco mayor shifts policy on illegal offenders [Newsom prepares to run for Governor.]

    07/03/2008 2:38:21 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 21 replies · 358+ views
    San Francisco will shift course and start turning over juvenile illegal immigrants convicted of felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday as he took the blame for what he conceded was a costly and misguided effort to shield the youths. Newsom said he hadn't known until recently that the city was keeping the juvenile offenders from being deported as part of its sanctuary-city policy, but he added that "ignorance is no defense." "All I can say is, I can't explain away the past," Newsom said. "I take responsibility, I take it. We are moving in...
  • Young illegal immigrants lose their San Francisco sanctuary

    07/02/2008 7:12:27 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 123+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2 July 2008 | By Maria L. LaGanga, David Kelly and Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California's best-known sanctuary city -- a haven for illegal immigrants -- has been escorting convicted juvenile offenders back to their home countries at city expense for nearly a generation and shielding them from federal officials in the process But after several recent embarrassing incidents, this famously liberal enclave has been forced to reconsider how it deals with young undocumented criminals. Ever since a city juvenile probation officer was detained by federal immigration authorities in Houston nearly seven weeks ago and questioned about two offenders he was escorting back to Honduras, the city has stopped flying such people...
  • Feds probe S.F.'s migrant-offender shield

    06/29/2008 8:26:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 26 replies · 184+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/29/8 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    San Francisco juvenile probation officials - citing the city's immigrant sanctuary status - are protecting Honduran youths caught dealing crack cocaine from possible federal deportation and have given some offenders a city-paid flight home with carte blanche to return. The city's practices recently prompted a federal criminal investigation into whether San Francisco has been systematically circumventing U.S. immigration law, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.City officials say they are trying to balance their obligations under federal and state law with local court orders and San Francisco's policies aimed at protecting the rights of the young immigrants, who they...
  • Hartford Mayor Perez: I Won't Tolerate Hate, Racism

    06/22/2008 9:10:48 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 61 replies · 133+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Comments from bloggers that say, "Hartford is a piece-of-scum city populated by animals," and, "It is the African/ Latino people that have ruined our country,” are the kind that Mayor Eddie Perez said he no longer wants to see on www.hartford.com. Perez and community leaders held a rally Friday afternoon in front of the Broad Street headquarters of the state's largest newspaper, the Hartford Courant. Perez said he's asked the Courant to better monitor comment from readers
  • Minn. Legislator Mugged Outside his Home (LeftWingLoonie)

    06/12/2008 7:18:46 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies · 72+ views
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 6/12/08 | MyFoxTwinCities.com/KMSP9
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota lawmaker Willie Dominguez was mugged Wednesday night outside of his Minneapolis home. The state representative says he was "scared to death" when two young men stole $40 from him while he was in the driveway of his home, shortly after he returned from the state Capitol. Dominguez says one of the robbers threatened him with a gun. Police have no suspects in custody.
  • Terry Anderson LIVE Thread - April 20, 2008

    04/20/2008 7:57:03 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 35 replies · 50+ views
    The Terry Anderson Show ^ | April 20, 2008 | Terry Anderson
    The TERRY ANDERSON SHOW.. Articulating the Popular Rage! Sundays - 12-1 AM EDT, 11-12 PM CDT, 10-11 PM MDT, 9-10 PM PDT KRLA - 870 AM - Los Angeles -- KDWN - 720 - Las Vegas -- KFNX - 1100 - Phoenix "If You Ain't Mad, You Ain't Payin' Attention!" Call-In Number - (866) 870-5752 Don't miss Terry's April 20th show with guest ... BUDDY WITHERSPOON, Candidate for US Senator against Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. http://buddywitherspoon.com/ Can you guess WHO the most Horriblest Clown of the Week is? Listen to Terry online ... http://krla870.townhall.com/ http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/index.php?cmd=listenlive
  • L.A. Shares Blame in Teen's Death (Illegal Gang Member Kills)

    04/06/2008 1:07:06 PM PDT · by Mark · 63 replies · 183+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/6/2008 | Doug McIntyre, Columnist
    ANITA Shaw says, "My country let me down." It's hard to argue with her. Not only did America let Anita Shaw down, so did California and Los Angeles. Truth be told, Anita Shaw is being diplomatic, if not generous, by not lashing out in righteous indignation at the massive tragedy she has suffered at the hands of an indifferent government. Our government: federal, state and local. Who is Anita Shaw and why should you care what she says? Pull up a chair. Anita Shaw is a sergeant in the United States Army. On March 2, little more than a month...
  • San Francisco Reaches Out to Immigrants

    04/05/2008 9:56:02 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 44 replies · 198+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 6, 2008 | JESSE McKINLEY
    The city of San Francisco has started an advertising push with a very specific target market: illegal immigrants. And while the advertisements will come in a bundle of languages — English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese — they all carry the same message: you are safe here. In what may be the first such campaign of its kind, the city plans to publish multilanguage brochures and fill the airwaves with advertisements relaying assurance that San Francisco will not report them to federal immigration authorities. Mayor Gavin Newsom said the campaign was simply an amplification of a longstanding position of not cooperating...