San Francisco Sheriff Defends Releasing Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Woman On Sightseeing Pier…

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Infuriating to say the least.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office’s decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U.S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier.

Mirkarimi said that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency should earlier have issued an arrest warrant for Francisco Sanchez.

“ICE knew that he had been deported five times,” Mirkarimi said. “You would have thought he met a threshold that he required a court order or a warrant. They did not do that.”

Prosecutors on Monday charged Sanchez with murder in the death of Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed last Wednesday as she and her father took a walk on the popular Pier 14.

Steinle’s killing has brought criticism down on this liberal city because Sanchez had been deported repeatedly and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigration authorities to keep him locked up.

San Francisco is one of dozens of cities and counties across the country that do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The city goes so far as to promote itself as a “sanctuary” for people in the country illegally.

In a jailhouse interview with a TV station, Sanchez, a 45-year-old repeat drug offender, appeared to confirm that he came to the city because of its status as a sanctuary.

“Most of the blame should fall squarely on the shoulders of the San Francisco sheriff, because his department had custody of him and made the choice to let him go without notifying ICE,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, which wants tougher immigration enforcement.

Illegal Alien Who Caused Crash That Nearly Killed Family In AZ Deported 6 Times In 3 Years

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Via Fox News:

Officials say a 29-year-old man who caused a motor vehicle accident that nearly killed an Arizona family on Independence Day is an illegal immigrant who has been deported six times.

Sheriff’s deputies in Maricopa, Arizona, say Manuel Perez-Vasquez was under the influence of drugs when he drove head-on in the opposing lane of traffic on a road in the town about 30 miles south of Phoenix, Fox10Phoenix reported.

A woman and her two small children were traveling toward Perez-Vasquez when the mother noticed him driving in the wrong lane.

“She sees a car coming head on… so she immediately pulls over as far as she could off the side of the road and this car still comes and sideswipes [her]… totaling her car,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu told the station.

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Report: 45 ISIS Fighters Die Breaking Ramadan Fast After Eating Poisoned Iftar Meal…

Feel good story of the day.

Via Haaretz:

Iraqi media reported on Tuesday that 45 Islamic State fighters died after eating a Ramadan fast-breaking meal in the city of Mosul in Iraq.

Citing the spokesman of the Kurdish Democratic Party, reports said that it was unclear if it was a case of deliberate poisoning or food poisoning.

According to the Kurdish party spokesman, 145 ISIS fighters participated in the iftar meal, and 45 of them died a short time later.

Mosul, which had a population of over 1 million people, was captured by Islamic State fighters in June and is the largest city in the group’s self-declared caliphate, a stretch of territory that straddles the border between northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

This was not the first time ISIS reportedly suffered casualties as a result of poisoned food. In November, dozens of ISIS fighters died after Free Syrian Army militants infiltrated their base in Syria, posed as chefs, and poisoned their lunches, British media reported at the time.

Hillary Campaign Holds “Poetry Slam” Where Black Transsexual Celebrates Racial Violence…

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How progressive.

Via Daily Caller:

The Hillary Clinton campaign held a “Poetry Slam for Civic Action” this weekend that featured a transsexual singer wondering what Fourth of July means to transgender people and poetry celebrating Malcolm X and racial violence.

The Clinton campaign’s Poetry Slam For Civic Action, held Sunday night at The Writer’s Block bookstore in Las Vegas, sought to stress “the importance of being civically involved and how you can play a role in electing Hillary as the next President of the United States!” according to the campaign.

Transgender poetry reader “Jazmynne,” identified by The Daily Caller as transsexual singer and entertainer “Lady Jazmynne,” performed at the event. Jazmynne was promoted by Hillary For Nevada as “dropping some deep words about transgender issues.”

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MSNBC Expert Blames North Carolina Shark Attacks On Global Warming….

Not the first time we’ve seen this absurd claim.

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Sad: Just 19% Of American Adults Know The First Amendment Guarantees Them Freedom Of Religion…

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Via CNS News:

Only 19 percent of American adults know that the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of religion, according to a new survey by the Newseum Institute.

Only 10 percent know the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of the press.

And 33 percent of Americans have no idea at all what rights the First Amendment guarantees.

The First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law resepecting an establishment of religion, or abridging the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

The Newseum Institute survey conducted by Dr. Ken Dautrich, president of the Stats Group, interviewed 1,002 American adults from May 14 through 23. The survey had a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points.

Baltimore Authorities Combing Evidence For “Destruction Zone” Participants, Vows No Impunity…

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Would be easier to exclude those that didn’t participate.

Via Baltimore Sun

More than two months after Baltimore erupted in rioting, teams of police and federal investigators are still combing evidence in a hunt for those responsible for the destruction and looting.

The Baltimore Police Department has formed a task force to identify suspects, while the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration have called in additional agents to handle the work.

“The cases are particularly important because many of the people who were involved in committing these crimes acted with the assumption that they had impunity,” said Rod J. Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for Maryland. “There is a sense of urgency.” […]

More than 200 people were taken into custody and held in jail for close to two days under an emergency rule imposed by the governor, but half had to be let go because police had not filed charging papers. They joined 35 who were arrested when protests downtown became violent April 25.[..]

Among them is Wayne Gray, who said he took his 2-year-old son to a protest in April. Representing himself recently in District Court, Gray, 47, wondered aloud how he had ended up in front of a judge while many fellow protesters had gone free.

Called to testify, Officer Garfield O’Toole, a member of the Police Department’s SWAT team, described a chaotic scene during the protest at Pratt and Howard streets.

A large crowd had gathered, and officers formed a long line. O’Toole’s team was ordered by commanders to pull three individuals back from the crowd and they were taken to a police transport wagon.

Gray noted that there was a large crowd and asked the officer, “Why just me?”

Officer Israel Villodas, another member of a tactical extraction team, testified that many in the crowd did not move even as orders to disperse were coming from the police helicopter and officers with bullhorns on the ground.

Judge Jack I. Lesser found Gray guilty of disorderly conduct and imposed a 10-day jail sentence. Gray begged not to be taken into custody right away, saying he needed to make arrangements for his son to be picked up from day care, move the car he drove to the courthouse and get his medications.

Lesser ordered him sent straight to jail.

“I made a mistake and misinterpreted my constitutional right,” Gray said as he was handcuffed by sheriff’s deputies.

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Lib Rag Slate: Facebook Racist And Homophobic For Making People Use Their Real Names…

Because there are no Facebook accounts with fake names?

Via Slate:

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DHS Chief Refuses To Admit “Sanctuary Cities” Pose A Threat To Citizens After Illegal Immigrant Kills San Fran Woman…

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Via Washington Examiner:

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declined to say Monday whether cities offering “sanctuary” to dangerous illegal immigrants are posing a safety threat in the United States, just days after a criminal alien who was given sanctuary in San Francisco shot and killed a California woman.

Johnson was asked if the death of Kathryn Steinle last Thursday proved that sanctuary cities were part of the problem when it comes to removing dangerous immigrants. But Johnson didn’t answer directly, and instead said generally that the federal government is slowly starting to work more effectively with state and local governments on deportation matters.

“In my view, this type of situation highlights the importance of the direction where we are headed,” he said when asked about the California murder.

Johnson explained that many local jurisdictions were “resisting cooperating” with DHS under its Secure Communities program, which was aimed at deporting criminals behind bars. DHS replaced it in November with a new prioritized list of deportable aliens.

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ISIS Uses Young Boy As Suicide Bomber…

Is this one of those “better ideas” Obama was talking about yesterday?

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Returning Soldier Surprises His Little Boy At Baseball Game

Sweet.

Via Daily Mail:

When a little boy was blindfolded as part of a kids’ contest at a Tennessee Smokies game, he had no idea his dad – back from military service overseas – would be there when he opened his eyes.

Sergeant Adam Dowell decided to surprise his young son Braydon at the Fourth of July baseball match in Knoxville in an emotional stunt that saw crowd get to their feet in applause.

A tear-jerking video shows how Braydon has his eyes covered and is encouraged to take part in a ‘Dancing in the Dark’ competition.

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Black Memphis Professor Who Left Job Under Cloud For Racist Comments Resurfaces At Another School

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Looks like the new school hired her BECAUSE of her anti-white comments, even though many of their students are white.

Via Fox News:

A Memphis professor who left her job under a cloud after a series of racist tweets and Facebook posts has resurfaced at a school across town, where some of her new faculty peers are not happy to have her as a colleague.

Zandria Robinson, who taught sociology at University of Memphis until resigning on June 11, had previously posted on Facebook and Twitter that she did not want her daughter attending school with “snotty privileged whites,” apparently ramped up her social media rhetoric after leaving the job. In a series of tweets that began June 26, nine days after white racist Dylann Roof gunned down nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church, Robinson wrote that “whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror” and said she expected to see “thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from acting how they are conditioned to act.”

Officials at Rhodes College announced Robinson’s hiring last week, and praised her for her “provocative” comments, some of which were first reported by the website SoCawlege.

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#BlackLivesMatter Idiots Vandalize…Statue Of Columbus?

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Because hey, he’s evil,even though he had absolutely nothing to do with black people.

Via Boston Herald:

The Christopher Columbus statue in the North End was vandalized yesterday — with red paint dumped on its head and “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on its base — in a defacing that left one local leader frustrated the cherished site was used for protest.

“For someone who was in the neighborhood, I certainly sympathize with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ discussions,” said state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz. “But, I think there’s a better way to get your point across than to vandalize public property — even with the complexities that surround Christopher Columbus’ history.”

Daunasia Yancey, founder and lead organizer at Black Lives Matter Boston, said her group wasn’t behind it, but “we fully support it.”

The Boston Parks Department found the defaced statue early yesterday morning, and it was quickly cleaned up.

Top American Indian Scholar Outed As Fake Indian

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Why did both she and Rachel Dolezal fake their identities? Because it meant better opportunities to get a job teaching in their chosen field.

Via Daily Caller:

Just a few weeks after Rachel Dolezal transfixed the nation with her bogus claims to black heritage, yet another professor stands accused of falsely claiming a different racial identity to advance her career.

Andrea Smith, a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California at Riverside, has started to draw attention in the wake of the Dolezal incident from those who say she has for years falsely claimed to have Cherokee blood. The case is arguably much more significant, though, because while Dolezal was a relatively undistinguished academic at Eastern Washington University, Smith is recognized as a significant scholar in her field. She routinely appears as a featured scholar at major events and has written books that were well-received by her colleagues (though others may question the broader worth of works like Conquest: Sexual Violence And American Indian Genocide).

Her career has largely been defined by her supposed American Indian identity. Besides her academic work, she also helped create the organization INCITE!, which describes itself as a collection of “radical feminists of color.” She’s also been active in the Indian group Women of All Red Nations (WARN).

But according to many, Smith’s Cherokee identity is a complete sham. Much of the attack on Smith is coming from an anonymous, but well-sourced, Tumblr blog, Andrea Smith Is Not A Cherokee. She has also been called out in The Daily Beast.

The Beast article quotes David Cornsilk, a Cherokee genealogist, who says he actually researched Smith’s heritage back in 1993 (while she was still an undergraduate) at her request and found absolutely no evidence of Cherokee heritage. Cornsilk says Smith actually approached him a second time in 1997 to look again, allegedly telling him “her employment depended on finding proof of Indian heritage.” Once again, Cornsilk found nothing.

But that apparently didn’t deter Smith, who simply continued to claim Cherokee heritage directly or allow others to attribute that heritage to her.

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Bill Clinton Limo Service To Hermes Cost Taxpayers $8,852

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It’s just like Target, lots of ‘everyday Americans’ there. And why is the State Department paying for this?

Via Free Beacon:

The limousines that took Bill Clinton to Hermès in Paris cost taxpayers over $8,000.

The State Department picked up the tab for the multimillionaire former president’s transportation costs during his trip to Paris last month, government contracts show. The agency paid Biribin Limousines $8,852 for rental cars for Clinton during his stay.

As a former president, Clinton receives a Secret Service detail, whose hotel, transportation, and security costs are covered by taxpayers.

Biribin Limousines is an international chauffeur company with “prestigious references.”

“With exceptional customers historically composed of national and international institutions, corporations, personality of the World of Arts and Fashion, but also the partner of major events that make the news,” the company said.

While in Paris, Clinton was dropped off at the luxury boutique Hermès by a “five-car convoy.” Clinton was said to be “probably buying the store,” after an hour-long private visit.

Clinton’s wife, Hillary, is vying for the Democratic nomination for president as a champion of “everyday Americans.”

Jeb Bush And Other Candidates Rush To Distance Themselves From Donald Trump Comments About Illegal Aliens…

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The truth hurts. Trump specifically noted ‘some’ were committed the crimes, and others did not, a point left out of many of the news stories covering his comments (including this one).

Via CSM

The crowded and ideologically diverse field of Republican presidential candidates has found one thing they mostly agree on: Donald Trump does not speak for the majority of Republicans.

Candidate after candidate used appearances on Sunday talk shows to denounce Mr. Trump and distance themselves from him after the billionaire real estate mogul criticized Mexicans and immigrants who come to the US illegally as “rapists” and “killers.”

“They’re bringing drugs,” Trump said while announcing his presidential bid last month. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”

Former New York Gov. George Pataki was the first GOP candidate to denounce Trump, first in a tweet and later in a press release, describing the remarks as “sad and divisive.”[…]

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor who has a Mexican wife, told the Associate Press he is personally offended by Trump’s remarks.

“I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” he told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in New Hampshire.

And other Republican candidates are now following suit.

US Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida called the comments “not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive,” in a statement released last Friday.[…]

Some candidates have come out in support of Trump, however, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Sen. Cruz appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview that aired on Sunday, saying: “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration.”

“The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure our borders,” he added. “The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It’s not the way I speak, but I’m not going to engage in the media’s game of throwing rocks and attacking other Republicans. I’m just not going to do it.”

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DNC Hires Woman Who Took Selfie In Front Of Rubble From Deadly East Village Explosion

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Bad behavior by Conservative= hounded from town square. By liberal? Promoted.

Via Free Beacon:

A New York City tourist who sparked national outrage after taking a smiling “selfie” in front of the rubble of the deadly East Village inferno in March is now working as a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee and criticizing GOP candidates for their social media output.

Christina Freundlich, who previously worked at the Iowa Democratic Party and the Obama campaign, was criticized for posting an online picture of her grinning and flashing a “peace sign” in front of the scene of the fire, which killed two people and injured over two dozen in March. Freundlich apologized after the picture was published by the New York Post and became a national news story.

Freundlich has bounced back from the controversy and has since been hired by the DNC.

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Bernie Sanders: The Majority Of Gun Owners Are Responsible And Obey The Law

We, of course, know this to be true, but it runs against narrative for socialist Sanders to echo it.

Via Washington Examiner:

Vermont liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that the majority of gun owners are responsible and obey the law.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Sanders said that a gun manufacturer should be no more responsible for a murder performed by their product than a hammer manufacturer is responsible “if someone beat someone over the head with a hammer.”

Sanders was taking on detractors who have pointed to a bill he voted for that shields firearms manufacturers from being sued by gun violence victims. Presidential rival Hillary Clinton made reference to this bill in New Hampshire Saturday, saying that it was the “height of irresponsibility not to talk about it.”

Sanders noted Sunday that he has a pretty poor grade of a D- from the National Rifle Association and has voted for the assault weapons ban.

Sanders suggested that he could broker a “serious debate and action on guns,” but that it won’t happen if “we have extreme positions on both sides.”

“I come form a state that has virtually no gun control but the people of my state understand that guns in Vermont aren’t the same thing as guns in Chicago,” he said.

The senator has been drawing big crowds in Iowa and other places, but still lags behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the polls.

AP: Bill Cosby Admitted In 2005 To Getting Quaaludes To Give To Women With Whom He Wanted To Have Sex

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman.

The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public Monday. Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.

Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006. More than a dozen women have since accused him of sexually assaulting them. Some believe they were also drugged. Cosby has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations.

Cosby’s lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return phone calls.

Senior U.S. State Department Official: It Feels “Weird” To Be Defending Iran So Much…

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Treason feels “weird,” good to know.

VIENNA (Reuters) – It’s always awkward to defend your enemies.

But that’s the position U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

Tehran and Washington, which have called each other the “Great Satan” and a member of the “Axis of Evil” during 36 years of hostility, are more used to exchanging insults than defending each other. The two foes cut diplomatic ties after Iranian revolutionaries seized 52 hostages in Tehran’s U.S. embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Yet for a month now the U.S. State Department has been defending Iran from suggestions that it was on the verge of violating a requirement to reduce its low-enriched uranium stockpile under a 2013 interim nuclear with major powers. […]

One senior U.S. official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, acknowledged that the U.S. defense of Iranian compliance was “weird” and did not come naturally.

“Iran has done a lot of bad things in Syria and across the Middle East, and still does. It’s holding Americans hostages. But the fact is, it’s complying with the JPOA.”