Former Secretary of Homeland Security Under Obama Admits To Expanding Family Detention…

But… but… but… Trump!

Over 100 Arrested In Another Large-Scale Immigration Raid Of Ohio Meat Packing Company

Another successful raid in Ohio.

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large-scale raid within the state in the past two weeks.

The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country illegally and used fake identities belonging to U.S. citizens to get their jobs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.

The arrests Tuesday come as the U.S. government steps up its focus on businesses that hire people in the country illegally as part of a broad range of immigration crackdowns under Republican President Donald Trump.

The 146 arrests in one of the largest workplace immigration raids in recent years happened at Fresh Mark’s meat processing plant in Salem, in northeastern Ohio. Immigration agents and local authorities also carried out search warrants at the company’s two other locations in Massillon and its plant in Canton.

Most of the workers arrested were from Guatemala, said Khaalid Walls, an agency spokesman.

Several of those who were detained were processed and released on Tuesday because they are the sole care providers of children or they have health concerns, Walls said.

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Maxine Waters Rants: Trump An “Immoral, Indecent, Inhumane Thug” Who Will “Sacrifice Children” To Stay “In Power For Life”…

Just a tad nuts.

Via Newsweek:

Rep. Maxine Waters has called President Donald Trump “immoral” and a “thug,” claiming he “is willing to sacrifice children” in reference to the separation of undocumented children who cross the southern border into America from their families.

Waters, who represents California’s 45th district in Congress, has clashed with Trump before and is one of his most vocal critics.

He called her “a very low IQ individual” during a Pennsylvania campaign rally in March after she demanded his impeachment. Now Waters is on the attack again in a scattergun tweet.

“Remember when I said Trump & his allies are scumbags?” Waters wrote on Twitter. “Trump is an immoral, indecent, & inhumane thug. He loves Putin, genuflects for Kim Jong-un, loves killer Duterte, wants to be in power for life like Pres. Xi, & is willing to sacrifice children. He needs 2B stopped. Impeach45.”

Nancy Pelosi Struggles To Read Bible Passage, Tries To Attack Trump With “Po-Po-Po-Po-Pope Francis”…

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Trudeau Criticized Trump Admin For Detaining Migrant Children, But Canada Does It Too

Media and UN continue the browbeating of President Trump. Everyone does it, your only other choice is to immediately kick them out.

Via CBC:

The U.S. is the focus of international outrage for its policy of separating children from their parents and detaining them after they cross the border in search of asylum.

But Canada has also detained migrant children — and in some cases, has restricted access to their asylum-seeking parents — despite its stated policy to do whatever possible to avoid it.

Last year, 151 minors were detained with their parents in Canadian immigration holding centres.

Eleven others were held in custody unaccompanied by an adult, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. The CBSA would not speculate on the circumstances surrounding why a minor was unaccompanied.

By comparison, the Trump administration has separated more than 2,000 children from their families since instituting a “zero tolerance” crackdown in April on those seeking to enter the United States illegally.

“What’s going on in the United States is wrong,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday. “I cannot imagine what the families are going through. This is not how we do things in Canada.”

In Canada, CBSA holds people who are considered a flight risk or a danger to the public, and those whose identity cannot be confirmed.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday afternoon to keep families together at the border, bowing to the intense public pressure surrounding the issue.
‘Frightening experience’

The Canadian holding centres, which are off limits to the public, resemble medium-security prisons. They are surrounded by razor-wire fences and kept under surveillance by guards.

There are three such facilities across Canada, in Vancouver, Toronto, and Laval, Que. In some provinces, asylum seekers are detained in prisons.

A recent McGill University study found that detention can be a “frightening experience” for children, leaving them with “psychiatric and academic difficulties long after detention.”

Inside, boredom is “pervasive,” as children are often left “idle, sleeping or lying on the couches for long periods during the day.”

The study examined the experiences of 20 families who were detained in the Toronto and Laval holding centres and found that, in nearly half the cases, children ended up being separated from their parents at some point in the asylum-seeking process.

In detention, mothers are normally permitted to stay with their children. Fathers, on the other hand, are kept separate and only allowed to visit their spouse and children twice a day for about 15 to 30 minutes, according to the study.

In some cases, detained asylum seekers have lived in the country without status for years. In detention, they are given the option of keeping their Canadian-born children with them or sending them to live with extended family or in the custody of provincial youth protection services.

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North Korean Side Of DMZ Sounds Quieter Now, Even Peaceful

The sabre rattling is no longer effective.

Via Military Times:

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it’s gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, in perhaps the last place on Earth where the Cold War still burns hot.

“A lot of things have changed. Listen to how quiet it is,” he said as he stood on the balcony of a large building overlooking the blue and white barracks and concrete demarcation line that mark the boundary between North and South.

“The South used to blast psychological warfare propaganda at us,” he said. “But since the summits, they have stopped. Now there is a peaceful atmosphere here.”

Indeed, all is quiet — deceptively so — in the DMZ these days.

On Wednesday, as Kim Jong Un was in Beijing for his third summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the northern part of the zone was buzzing with busloads of Chinese tourists taking selfies and eating ice cream cones outside the surprisingly well-stocked souvenir shop near the DMZ entrance.

A group of ethnic Korean high school students from Japan filed out of their tour bus as North Korean People’s Army soldiers watched disinterestedly with automatic rifles slung over their shoulders. Inside the souvenir shop, still more tourists, from Europe, looked over hand-painted propaganda posters. American tourists are still banned from visiting North Korea under an order issued last year by President Donald Trump that restricts all non-essential travel.

Though the DMZ has taken on something of a tourist trap atmosphere over the years — the South side is also a popular tourist destination and also has its share of kitschy souvenirs — Lt. Col. Hwang stressed that it remains first and foremost a military site.

“It’s not that we want tourists to come, but people want to see,” he said. “There are dangers.”

The dangers are, in fact, all around the DMZ, though they are invisible to the throngs of day-tripping tourists.

While world attention tends to focus on the North’s development of nuclear weapons, North Korea has for decades stationed most of its conventional fire near its border with the South. South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is only about 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the DMZ and would be vulnerable to heavy artillery, and possibly chemical shells. Such an attack could cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.

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Pride Swag Manufactured In Countries Where Homosexuality Illegal

Butt hurt ensues.

Via The Daily Wire:

Amid renewed calls by LGBT activists for a boycott of Chick-fil-A over the CEO’s support of traditional marriage, a new report reveals that widely distributed Pride Month swag is created in countries where homosexuality has been criminalized.

According to The New York Times, some retailers that sell Pride Month swag, “including H&M, the European fast fashion retailer Primark, Target and Levi Strauss, manufacture their merchandise in countries where it is either illegal to be gay or where persecution is commonplace.”

Companies like Primark, a major retail outlet in Europe, manufactures many of its Pride Month items in countries like China, Turkey and Myanmar, none of which are exactly San Francisco for homosexuals. The revelation has angered LGBT activists in Europe. Steve Taylor, a board member of the European Pride Organizers Association, called it “unacceptable.”

“One of the Primark T-shirts printed in Myanmar says ‘Love Is Love,'” he said. “Well, no, it’s not if you live in Myanmar.”

In Myanmar, homosexuals face imprisonment.

The company responded to the outrage by promising to donate 20% of its Pride product sales to the LGBT charity, Stonewall.

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Bogus Voter Gets 180 Days In Dallas Jail For Forging Mail-In Ballot

Just a myth.

Via Dallas News:

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to six months in jail for forging a woman’s signature on a mail-in ballot in a Dallas County municipal election.

Miguel Hernandez pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of method of returning marked ballot — reduced from a third-degree felony charge of illegal voting.

Hernandez was sentenced to 180 days in jail. He will receive credit for time served.

He was arrested in July and was released on bond from the Dallas County Jail in December, court records show.

Elderly voters in West Dallas and Grand Prairie alleged that someone forged their signatures on mail-in ballots in the May 2017 Dallas City Council race.

Authorities investigated nearly 700 mail-in ballots in the election.

The Dallas County district attorney’s office is also investigating whether there was fraud in the handling of more than 1,200 mail-in ballot applications from West Dallas, Grand Prairie and parts of Oak Cliff.

Those applications generated 459 ballots that were reviewed by a county board that looks at questionable ballots.

Hernandez was accused only in the 2017 election. He visited a woman in April 2017 and took her blank absentee ballot. He filled it out and forged her signature before mailing it in, court records show.

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Detained On Bus Ride Through Spokane Intermodal Center, Illegal Alien Files $75,000 Claim Against Border Patrol

An illegal alien wearing an ankle monitor is traveling freely in the U.S.

Via Spokesman:

A 36-year-old Mexican national has filed a $75,000 claim for damages against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency alleging he was illegally detained on a bus trip through Spokane’s intermodal center last summer.

Andres Sosa Segura is being represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union chapter in Washington and the Northwest Immigration Rights Project, a nonprofit that has received state funds to advocate and legally act on behalf of immigrant families. The agencies issued a joint news release announcing the tort claim Wednesday, a day after Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart raised legal concerns online about Greyhound allowing border patrol agents to question passengers on its coaches traveling through the city-owned property.

“Sosa was singled out by the Border Patrol agents as the only Latinx-appearing passenger on his Greyhound bus on an entirely domestic bus route,” the agencies allege in the news release, using a gender-neutral term to identify Sosa.

Eunice Cho, a staff attorney with the ACLU who is representing Sosa, said the legal action comes amid what the nonprofit sees as increased activity in recent months under President Donald Trump.

“Under the Trump administration, unlawful activity has really been ramping up,” Cho said.

The ACLU and Northwest Immigration Rights Project has taken action against law enforcement in Eastern Washington in the past for what its seen as violation of civil rights. The two groups represented a Mexican national who received a $49,000 settlement from the City of Spokane earlier this year following questions by an officer about his immigration status during a traffic collision.[…]

Sosa alleges he was traveling back to his home in Underwood, Washington, from Montana on the morning of July 25 when two agents stopped him disembarking from a coach in downtown Spokane. Sosa had previously been detained by Immigrations and Custom Encorcement (ICE) and had been released on bond pending “removal proceedings,” according to the tort claim. He was wearing an ankle bracelet, and showed the agents a card that had been given to him by his immigration attorney requesting consultation with a lawyer before answering questions about his citizenship status.

The agents placed him in the back of a van and drove him to a holding facility, threatening him with deportation during the trip, according to the tort claim. He was held there for several hours, where authorities took his fingerprints. He was then returned to the intermodal center, where he was retrieved by his wife who had to drive several hundred miles from their home, according to the tort claim.

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Breaking: Melania Makes Surprise Visit To Visit Migrant Children

Melania is aces.

Via Daily Caller:

First Lady Melania Trump is on a surprise trip to U.S.-Mexico border to meet apprehended illegal immigrant children, President Donald Trump revealed Wednesday.

“First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Texas to take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and border patrol processing center. Her goals are to thank law enforcement and social services providers for their hard work, lend support and hear more on how the administration can build upon the already existing efforts to reunite children with their families,” her office said in a release.

“She’s seen the images. She’s heard the recordings… She was on top of the situation before any of that came out. She was concerned about it,” according to her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.

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Lame Duck GOP Senator Blocking Trump Judges From Being Confirmed

A lame duck with a lame excuse. That’s crazy. Whether you like Trump or not, the one area where he can really leave a Constitutional conservative imprint for decades to come is on judiciary appointments and every GOP member should be doing everything they can to get as many appointed as possible while he’s in office. Object over something else, this is insane.

Outgoing GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is blocking votes on all of President Donald Trump’s appeals court nominees to secure concessions from Republican leaders on tariffs and Cuban travel restrictions.

Flake, a Trump antagonist who is not seeking reelection amid floundering popularity with Arizona Republicans, has not openly addressed the matter, though his seat on a closely divided Senate Judiciary Committee gives him significant leverage over judgeships.

Roll Call first reported that Flake halted a committee vote on Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant’s nomination to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appeals court based in Atlanta. CNN confirmed late Wednesday that the senator will block all appeals court nominees to prompt discussions on relations with Cuba and the president’s escalating trade war with much of the industrial world.

Flake is one of 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which issues recommendations on judicial nominees before a final confirmation vote. The GOP has a one-vote majority on the panel, making Flake’s cooperation essential if Republicans wish to process candidates.

Indictment: Hamas Paid Family to Falsely Claim Gaza Baby Died of Inhaling Israeli Tear Gas

Hooray for Pallywood! Never believe any claim by Palestinians like this, virtually always bull.

Via Free Beacon:

Hamas paid a Gazan family to falsely claim their baby died from inhaling tear gas used by Israel during violent riots at the Gaza Strip border last month, according to a relative.

The family of Layla Ghandour, who was reported to be eight or nine months old, initially claimed that she had died because of tear gas fired by the Israeli military to dispel mobs attempting to breach the border dividing Israel and Gaza, the Times of Israel reported.

However, 20-year-old Mahmoud Omar, the baby’s cousin, told Israeli authorities during an interrogation that the baby died of a similar blood disease that killed her brother in 2017, according to an indictment that prosecutors filed Thursday.

Omar, who was indicted for trying to infiltrate Israel and take part in terrorist activities, said that Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, paid the baby’s family the equivalent of $2,206 to lie about the circumstances of her death.

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Speier Defends Hecklers Who Shouted at Nielsen in Restaurant, Blames It on Trump

How would she feel if people harassed her for the Democratic policies that have actually harmed kids? And yes, they were ‘progressives’ so you can’t try to disassociate them from you.

Via Free Beacon:

Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) on Wednesday defended protesters who shouted at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen until she was forced to leave a restaurant Tuesday night.

CNN’s Erin Burnett asked Speier about the protesters, who were organized by the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America to heckle Nielsen over the administration’s immigration policy. Speier said the protest was “probably spontaneous.”

“What happened there was probably spontaneous. Those weren’t progressives; those were just people who are disgusted by the way the administration has thought it was okay to separate parents and their children,” Speier said.

The heckling was not spontaneous, according to the New York Times, which reported that the socialist group came to the restaurant after finding out Nielsen was there.

After Burnett pressed Speier on whether heckling people at private restaurants was acceptable, the congresswoman blamed President Donald Trump.

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IG Confirms He’s Reviewing Whether Strzok’s Anti-Trump Bias Impacted Launch Of Russia Probe

Via Fox News:

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed Tuesday that he is investigating whether FBI official Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump bias factored into the launch of the bureau’s Russia probe.

During a joint hearing before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, Horowitz testified that his office was reviewing Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages as part of a separate probe related to the Russia investigation.

“It clearly shows a biased state of mind,” Horowitz said, referring to text messages written as the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email use was wrapping up and the Russia probe was getting underway.

The most infamous text, revealed in last week’s IG report on the Clinton email case, showed Strzok responding “We’ll stop it” when his colleague and lover Lisa Page sought assurances that Trump would not become president.

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Former Secret Service Agent Drops Lawsuit on Clintons, Podesta And More

They really do need a RICO criminal action.

Via Daily Caller:

Former Secret Service Agent Gary J. Byrne, an outspoken critic of the Clintons since he left the White House and their employ, has filed a RICO lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a list of others.

The nature of the suit, according to the filed documents, is “racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations.”

In addition to the Clintons, Byrne names a number of Clinton associates and supporters as defendants, including:

Clinton Foundation
Clinton-Giustra Enterprise Partnership
Media Matters For America
Correct the Record
American Bridge 21st Century
Shareblue
David Brock
George Soros
John Podesta

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Sony Pictures Destroys Peter Fonda In Statement

Via Daily Caller:

Sony Pictures has released a statement on Peter Fonda, the actor who has sent vile, disturbing threats to women and children associated with the Trump administration.

Sony Pictures Classics, which will be releasing a movie co-starring Fonda in a matter of days, said in a statement sent to The Daily Caller that Fonda’s comments were “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous” and that “we condemn them completely.” The statement goes on to explain that Fonda has only a “minor role” in the film and the studio will not be pulling it in fairness to the other actors in the ensemble cast. Sony’s full statement:

“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”

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Restaurant Manager Where Secretary Nielsen Was Mobbed “Happy About What Happened”

Via Daily Caller:

The Mexican restaurant where Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was swarmed by protesters Tuesday in Washington, D.C., took no action to quell the protesters or ensure Nielsen’s safety, a manager told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Wednesday.

“We are not upset the protesters came here and we are not upset even if it was any of our staffers [who tipped off] the protesters,” the MXDC Cocina Mexicana manager, who refused to give his name, told TheDCNF. “We are happy about what happened.”

Police responded to the incident, USA Today reported. The manager also said that, to his knowledge, no one who worked at the restaurant contacted authorities when the protesters arrived, and that it may have been one of her security detail or another restaurant patron. “We don’t know who exactly contacted the police … we don’t know,” he said.

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Multiple Airlines Ask Trump Administration Not To Put Illegal Alien Children On Flights

But they admit they don’t know if the government ever used them for shipping illegal alien kids so it’s stupid virtue signaling. Cancel all government contracts with them.

Via KOMO:

American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their flights.

The CEOs of both airlines said that the administration’s recent immigration policy of separating migrant families conflicts with their values.

“We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to profit from it,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a statement.

United issued a statement in which CEO Oscar Munoz said the company’s purpose is to connect people. “This policy and its impact on thousands of children is in deep conflict with that mission and we want no part of it,” he said.[…]

Both Parker and Munoz said they do not know whether any migrant children have been on their flights. In recent days several flight attendants have gone on social media to report seeing groups of children on their flights whom they believed to be children separated from their migrant families.

Many airlines have contracts to provide travel services to the U.S. government. Parker said, however, that the government doesn’t provide information about the passengers or their reason for travel.

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Illegal Aliens Fatally Separate American Parents And Children

Neither a pen or phone will bring the families back together.

Via FPM:

In 2008, Colorado separated a Jewish boy from his parents.

Marten Kudlis was separated from his parents while waiting for his mother to bring him his ice cream. The 3-year-old boy who had just been playing in the park never got his ice cream.

Instead Francis Hernandez, an illegal alien driving 81 miles an hour, slammed into a pickup truck, killing the two women inside, and smashing it through the glass wall of the Baskin Robbins.

Blood and broken glass covered the floor. Little Marten, who had just learned to ride a bike, died of a slashed jugular vein and was buried with a teddy bear.

Francis Hernandez had been arrested 16 times in 5 years without ever being turned over to immigration authorities. That failure to enforce immigration law separated a little boy from his family forever.

Advocates for illegal migration claim to be outraged by family separation. They want illegal alien invaders like Francis to go on separating American children from their families. What the fake news media falsely calls family separation is just arresting illegal aliens like Francis instead of releasing them. When previous administrations failed to enforce border security, they separated American children like Marten and many others from their parents forever. And the blood of those children is on the hands of the posturing politicians, activists and pundits who want to unite illegal aliens and separate Americans.

In February 2018, the United States government separated Grace Aguilar from her parents.

Grace was a bright and cheerful 6-year-old girl. While she was sitting by her favorite tree in the front yard of her family home, Maximino Delgado Lagunas, a Mexican illegal alien who had already been deported twice, ran her down.

The illegal alien’s blood alcohol limit was three times the legal limit. He had been arrested before for a DUI, but was put back on the street by local cops instead of being turned over to immigration authorities.

Sanctuary city policies separated Grace, whose parents had tried to have children for 8 years, from her parents. The illegal alien who killed her had been deported twice, once under Bush and once under Obama. The combination of lax border security by these two administrations and local sanctuary policies permanently separated the little girl and her parents. Unlike the illegal migrants whose plight is playing out on every cable news channel, the Aguilar family will never get their daughter back.

16-year-old Kayla Cuevas and 15-year-old Nisa Mickens were separated from their parents when they were battered with baseball bats and butchered with a machete in a suburban cul-de-sac by illegal alien MS-13 members.

The brutal illegal alien assault left the bodies of the African-American teenage girls, who had been out celebrating Nisa’s birthday, barely recognizable.

“There are days where you feel like you want your world to end, just like your child’s,” Kayla’s mother said. “Then you realize you have a new purpose: to fight, so that your child’s death is not in vain.”

10-year-old Alena Clay was separated from her family while walking down a bike lane with her 16-year-old sister and two other girls. Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos, an illegal alien, had no driver’s license, no insurance and his blood alcohol level was far over the limit. 16-year-old Tyeisha Lacy, Alena’s sister, pushed an 8-year-old girl out of Juan’s way. But Juan slammed into the two Lacy girls killing them both.

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Armed Civilian Who Took Down Walmart Shooter Is Pastor, Medic

Update to this story.

TUMWATER, Wash. — An armed civilian who shot and killed a man who had wounded two others Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart is a pastor and a medic, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV. Tumwater police say officers were initially responding to a report of a car driving in the wrong direction but, while en route, were sent to a nearby scene of a reported carjacking with shots fired.

There, they found a 16-year-old female victim who’d suffered non-life threatening wounds.

A short time later, at about 5:30 p.m., Thurston County Dispatch began getting calls about shots fired “in or around the Tumwater Walmart and parking lot,” according to police.

They say they found the 16-year-old’s stolen car in the parking lot.

The carjacking suspect, identified by police as 44-year-old Tim Day, went into the Walmart Supercenter and fired shots at a display case, police said. No customers or employees were hit.

Police say the suspect then left the store and tried a second carjacking, in the parking lot, shooting an adult male occupant of the car in the process. That victim was treated for gunshot wounds and airlifted to a Seattle hospital. His condition wasn’t known.

Police say the suspect then tried yet another carjacking in the parking lot, but was approached by two armed civilians. One shot Day dead, authorities said.

The civilian who killed the gunman is a pastor who works with the Oakville Fire Department, where he is a lieutenant and an emergency medical technician, KIRO-TV reports.

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HT: Porky The Crusader