Pandering to the base.
The illegal alien had a history of ‘minor’ traffic offenses.
After more than a year behind bars, the man accused of killing 23-year-old Alexander Earles in a car accident accepted a plea deal.
Juan Castillo Reyes, an undocumented immigrant was driving without a license in March of last year while officials say he was speeding in a construction zone on I-20.
“I didn’t mean to do this. And I know your pain because my family is going through it too. I could only imagine what you’re going through,” says Reyes.
“Tears don’t matter to me or my family, they may matter to the court,” says Patrick Earles.
More than a year after the tragic death of Airman Alexander Earles, the man behind the truck who caused that collision on I-20 came face-to-face with his father.
“The only thing I’m celebrating is that the matter is closed. I’m not celebrating the announcement or the verdict in any way whatsoever, in fact, I’m very disappointed,” says Patrick.
Reyes, who is undocumented and has a history of driving without a license or insurance, plead guilty to 1 count of vehicular homicide and another count of driving with no license, which is supposed to have him behind bars for the next 4 years. His lawyer painted a picture of a hardworking man who came to this country for a better life.
“Knowing what he faced, he could have left. People told him to, but instead he said I caused this and I’m going to answer for it,” his lawyer says.
The Prosecution says there were several slow down signs that Reyes chose to ignore for about a mile that caused him to collide with several cars eventually killing Earles. A moment in time the Earles family say they have forgiven but will never forget.
“There are consequences of our decisions. The defendant didn’t intentionally kill my son but he took something very substantial, it cannot be replaced, we cannot be compensated for it,” says Patrick.
While Reyes can be released on parole as early as next year, the Judge says accepting this guilty plead means ICE can step in and deport him back to his home country of Mexico. Despite it all, Patrick says he and his family hope in years down the road, Reyes can learn from this mistake and become a better man all around.
“We forgive him because it’s the right thing to do for him and for us. He has to come to reconciliation for himself,” says Patrick
Reyes has been living undocumented in the U.S. since 2005 and even got married in 2011. The Judge ordered, “no unwanted contact” between both Reyes. and the Earles family going forward.
Why was it kept quiet for five years?
A Republican lawmaker sent a letter Tuesday to FBI Director Chris Wray pressing for answers on whether national security was jeopardized by a staff member at a state office for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was found to have been a Chinese spy.
“While we know that the FBI approached Senator Feinstein five years ago to inform her of this threat, right now there are more questions than answers regarding this case,” Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., wrote to Wray. “The American people have a right to know whether classified American intelligence has been compromised.”
Banks requested Wray provide him with the name of the staffer hired, the length of time the staffer was under surveillance, what type of information the Chinese Ministry of State Security received, and whether other former Feinstein employees were also under surveillance.
Recent reporting has said Chinese intelligence officials recruited a staff member at Feinstein’s San Francisco office to provide them with details on local politics. Feinstein said she was notified five years ago about the FBI’s concerns and subsequently removed the staffer.
“Five years ago the FBI informed me it had concerns that an administrative member of my California staff was potentially being sought out by the Chinese government to provide information,” Feinstein said in a statement earlier this month. “He was not a mole or a spy, but someone who a foreign intelligence service thought it could recruit.”
Lib Billionaire Tom Steyer Suggests Law Enforcement, Military Members Are Not Americans Because They “Hold Guns”…
The entire left side of the political spectrum nods in approval.
He could have said socialism.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday cast Venezuela’s ongoing wave of 1 million refugees fleeing across its borders so far as a destabilizing, anti-democratic force in South America, but he stopped short of offering military assistance to what he defined as a regional crisis.
“We stand with Brazil and others in the region against this instability that is crossing borders, just as we stand with the people of Venezuela, in the midst of the tragedy forced on them by a power-hungry, oppressive regime that forces refugees into Brazil, Colombia, and elsewhere,” Mattis said at Brazil’s War College in the first leg of a four-nation tour to promote closer ties with South America’s four leading civilian controlled militaries — those of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.
The Pentagon has mostly avoided responding to the outpouring of Venezuelans fleeing food and medicine shortages in the nation led by President Nicolás Maduro.
Instead, the United States has provided more than $60 million in overall assistance, something defense officials have emphasized particularly since President Donald Trump announced last summer that he was not ”ruling out a military option” to solve the Venezuelan crisis.
Later, en route to Buenos Aires, Mattis told reporters that despite his discussions on the topic with South American defense ministers, the Venezuelan crisis is “not a military matter.”
“The regime’s actions in Caracas are of concern all across the hemisphere from Ottawa to Buenos Aires. This is not what we stand for in the Americas; we stand for democracy, freedom,“ he said. “The resolution of this is … to get back to democratic principles inside Venezuela.“
In his speech, the retired Marine general who has fought alongside international coalitions in Afghanistan and the Middle East, continued his support of a regional assistance approach to the humanitarian crisis, hailing Brazil’s “prudent response to Venezuela’s destabilizing actions” through a regional response in the so-called Lima Group and through the Organization of American States.
Libs swoon uncontrollably in 3… 2… 1…
Here’s what she said in her order, unreal.
Via Daily Caller:
The New Mexico judge overseeing the case against five alleged Muslim extremists essentially accused prosecutors of discriminating against Muslims in her Monday court order granting bail to the defendants.
The defendants, Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Jany Leveille, Subhannah Wahhaj, and Lucas Morten, are accused of training children to conduct school shootings. All were granted release on a $20,000 “signature bond” by Judge Sarah Backus on Monday, allowing them to avoid paying any money unless they violate their release terms.
In coming to her decision, Judge Backus wrote that the State of New Mexico “apparently expected the court to take the individuals’ faith into account” in determining whether or not the defendants were a danger to the community.
Veterans wouldn’t let them get away with it.
Via Free Beacon:
Military veterans condemned Ohio Democrat Richard Cordray, a current candidate for governor, in a new ad for his comparisons of the Trump administration and Republicans to Nazis.
Cordray twice made the comparison during campaign events.
The ad, released this week by the Ohio Republican Party, shows World War II veterans Vincent Francioli and Bill Herdman calling Cordray’s rhetoric “100 percent wrong.”
“Richard Cordray is not capable of governing the state of Ohio,” Herdman said.
“A leader doesn’t say anything like that,” Francioli said.
“You don’t go out and compare the White House with Nazi Germany,” Herdman said.
“That’s absolutely, 100 percent wrong,” Francioli said.
“Richard Cordray needs to apologize for that sort of rhetoric,” Herdman said.
The Cordray campaign has said he regrets making the comparison, claiming he was only repeating others’ comments. A coalition of three elected Republicans who are also veterans–Perrysburg City Councilman Haraz N. Ghanbari, Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo, and Franklin County Auditor Brian Stewart–have all called for an apology from Cordray.
301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pennsylvania Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys and Girls’
This is pretty horrible, so be prepared.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released.
The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them.
“Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to understand the systematic cover up by church leaders that followed. The abuse scarred every diocese. The cover up was sophisticated. The church protected the institution at all costs.”
Several clergy abuse victims who had testified before the grand jury attended Shapiro’s news conference. At least one of them could be seen breaking down in tears.
The report begins with the following statement:
“We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.”
The report cites 301 priests, clergy and lay teachers with credible allegations against them. There are 99 in the Diocese of Pittsburgh alone.
Of those 99, a group of four groomed and violently sexually assaulted young boys, said Shapiro.
“One boy was forced to stand on a bed in a rectory, strip naked and pose as Christ on the cross for the priests. They took photos of their victim, adding them to a collection of child pornography which they produced and shared on church grounds,” Shapiro said.
Colorado Civil Rights Commission Comes After Christian Baker Again, This Time For Not Baking A Cake Celebrating Transgender Transition
They didn’t learn their lesson.
Via Daily Caller:
Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court after declining to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple, filed a lawsuit in federal court late Tuesday suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Phillips and his attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) say the Commission has revived its campaign against him following June’s high court decision, singling Masterpiece Cakeshop out for disparate treatment on the basis of their religious beliefs.
“The state of Colorado is ignoring the message of the U.S. Supreme Court by continuing to single out Jack for punishment and to exhibit hostility toward his religious beliefs,” said Kristen Waggoner, an Alliance Defending Freedom attorney who represents Phillips. “Even though Jack serves all customers and simply declines to create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in violation of his deeply held beliefs, the government is intent on destroying him — something the Supreme Court has already told it not to do.”
On the same day the high court agreed to review the Masterpiece case, an attorney named Autumn Scardina called Phillips’ shop and asked him to create a cake celebrating a sex transition. The caller asked that the cake include a blue exterior and a pink interior, a reflection of Scardina’s transgender identity. Phillips declined to create the cake, given his religious conviction that sex is immutable, while offering to sell the caller other pre-made baked goods.
HT: Daily Wire
The chickens have come home to roost.
Saudia Schuler, the North Philly mom who sent her son to prom in “blockbuster” fashion was indicted Tuesday for Social Security Fraud.
Shuler is best known for putting on proms, but not just any.
She donates thousands of her own dollars to do it. $25,000 on her son’s prom two years ago.
Then this last prom season, she sent 24 deserving students to prom as well.
One party was featured on our segment – Philly Proud – for its Black Panther movie theme.
On top of that Shuler is also known for her restaurant, Saudia Shuler’s Country Cookin’ on North 22nd.
But now Shuler has found herself in some trouble.
She’s facing several charges brought by the federal government.
Prosecutors with the US Attorney’s office on Chestnut Street say over the last four years Shuler has been involved in social security fraud.
Beth Leahy, Deputy Chief of Health Care Fraud said, “There’s evidence she defrauded the government and no matter who you are the government brings charges.”
Prosecutor Beth Leahy says back in 2014 Shuler claimed she was disabled and unable to work.
But after social security approved the benefits she continued to operate her restaurant.
“When asked about the quality of life she said that she couldn’t, rarely cook any meals and that her cousin cooked for her. In reality, Ms. Shuler was running a food take-out business for Country Cookin.'”
Today we also sat down with Shuler’s Attorney, Tariq El-Shabazz.
He says there’s no way the charges are true. She was sick.
“Ms. Shuler suffered from a stroke and a result of that she was in rehab she was unable to do anything for two-plus years around the same time she was allegedly perpetrating this particular fraud,” said El-Shabazz.
Update to this story.
Boris Johnson could be sent on ‘diversity training’ instead of being sanctioned by the Conservative Party after he compared the appearance of women wearing the Islamic face veil to “letterboxes” and “robbers”.
Senior Tories have reportedly told the centre-right Telegraph that the leading Brexiteer will likely not have the whip removed (be suspended from the party), but may attend training should a formal investigation find the former foreign secretary had breached the party’s “code of conduct”.
The launching of the initial investigation prompted a backlash from Johnson’s supporters within the party, with criticisms directed at party chairman Brandon Lewis.
Former Remain campaigner Lewis was accused of attempting to “kneecap” the Brexiteer to prevent him from taking over from former Remain campaigner Theresa May as party leader and Prime Minister.
Via Raw Story:
A Connecticut police department is arguing that attacks against officers count as a hate crime after a man threw a brick through a cruiser window and reportedly said he “hates white cops.”
The Hartford Courant reported that 20-year-old Devon Adams-Almstad was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, assault on police, reckless endangerment, hate crime and breach of peace after throwing the brick that narrowly missed an officer’s head and left him with cuts from the window’s broken glass.
According to the police report, the man claimed he “he hates white police officers because they shoot black people and that he hates all of us” at some point during the incident.
Someone is crying in their beer.
Via The Hill:
Joseph Curtatone, the mayor of Somerville, Mass., said Sunday that he will never drink Sam Adams beer again after the cofounder of the Boston brewery thanked President Trump for a corporate tax cut.
“I will never drink Sam Adam’s beer again!” the Democrat said on Twitter.
I will never drink Sam Adam’s beer again! https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
We need to hold these complicit profiteers of Trump’s white nationalist agenda accountable ! https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE
— Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018
Curtatone linked to an article published by the Boston Business Journal that detailed a dinner where Jim Koch, who co-founded Boston Beer, thanked the president for the GOP-authored tax cut that he said would help his company compete against foreign brewers.
This is what passes as civility for the progressives.
A poster promoting the band Pearl Jam’s August 13, 2018 concert in Missoula, Montana is being described as “reprehensible.” The poster, which is a collaboration by Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and the artist Bobby Draws Skullz clearly depicts the skeletal remains of U.S President Donald Trump, as well as two Montana congressional candidates: Senator Jon Tester and Republican challenger Matt Rosendale.
When asked for comment, a Rosendale Campaign spokesman said, “The depiction of the skeletal remains of President Trump and a burning White House is reprehensible and shows just how completely unhinged and radicalized the far-left has become.”
The poster depicts an apocalyptic scene with the White House, the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial cracked and on fire in the shadow of the letters P and J for Pearl Jam. High overhead, Senator Tester can be seen flying cheerfully on a farming tractor over the destruction in wispy clouds that spell out the word “vote.”
In front of the chaos in the front left corner is a man holding up what appears to be a U.S. Constitution and a reference to the 2nd amendment, while on the other side is Republican Senate Candidate Matt Rosendale with a lobster claw for a hand waving a flag that says Maryland.
The most confrontational image on the poster is front and center. Below the flames of the White House, sprawled on the ground is the skeleton of President Donald Trump, with his signature hair still intact, reaching for a briefcase emblazoned with a hammer and sickle while an eagle feeds on his carcass.
The war on women continues.
Via Fox News:
Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison scored a victory Tuesday night in the Minnesota primary race for the state’s attorney general days after domestic abuse accusations against him surfaced.
Ellison, who serves as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and is the first Muslim elected to Congress, was accused over the weekend of emotional and physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend.
Addressing the abuse allegations in his victory speech, Ellison said: “We had a very unexpected event at the end of this campaign that happened. I want to assure you that it is not true.”
Ellison ran for the position against state Rep. Debra Hilstrom, former Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, former Ramsey County Attorney Tom Foley and attorney Matt Pelikan.
The abuse allegations against the congressman first emerged on Saturday when the son of Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, alleged on Facebook that he’d read threatening text messages from the lawmaker. He also claimed to have watched a video in which Ellison dragged Monahan off a bed by her feet.[…]
The Minnesota candidate has promised to fight back against policies of President Trump’s administration that he argued were hurting people. He said he aimed to protect ObamaCare and restore net neutrality regulations.
Decomposing Body Found In Pillar Outside Grocery Store Linked To Man Who Ran From Police In California
Run from the police and win stupid prizes.
Via USA Today:
The discovery came after a store manager noticed the strange odor stemming from a pillar outside the entrance of a California supermarket. Thinking a sewage leak had occurred, the manager called a plumber, who chipped away at the pillar’s brick to reveal a person’s leg inside.
That’s according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which said the decomposing body found Saturday inside the column at a WinCo Foods in Lancaster may have belonged to a suspect who fled from police days earlier last week.
“It’s been over 100 degrees up here every day,” Lt. John Corina told told KABC-TV. “I cant imagine being inside that column and just baking … it’s a horrible way to die.”
The grisly scene left even veteran detectives in shock, the station reported.
Firefighters later cleared away more of the column to further reveal the body, according to KTLA-TV, which described customers stepping past a crime scene cleanup truck as they entered to store on Sunday. The body, once uncovered, suggested a man standing with an arm trapped behind his head, KCAL9 reported.
But authorities said a man who fled police days earlier, on Monday, may have been trapped inside for days.
A driver reportedly crashed the car before fleeing from authorities to the Winco store’s roof, a sight that witness Henry Oliver told KABC-TV: “He got out of the car, ran in, ran up the steps… and somehow got on the roof, and last I heard he got away.”
But the roof features an access point leading inside the column, and the suspect may have hidden there, or fallen in, before becoming trapped.
HT: Louisiana Mom
And they’ve updated their earlier report, he was known to police.
Via Daily Mail:
A Sudanese immigrant known to police is thought to be behind another terror attack on Westminster after ploughing his car into 15 cyclists outside Parliament.
Salih Khater, 29, veered off the road careering into pedestrians and cyclists at Parliament Square, after spending the night cruising around London.
There were screams as the Ford Fiesta mounted the pavement and mowed people down at up to 50mph at 7.37am.
In a chilling echo of Khalid Masood’s murderous rampage on Westminster 17 months ago, the driver, from Birmingham, sped towards the Palace of Westminster – narrowly missing two police officers guarding the access road who jumped out of his path. He then smashed into a security barrier outside Parliament.
Despite hitting at least 15 cyclists and pedestrians during rush hour, no one was killed with only one female cyclist seriously injured.
Within minutes the driver, dressed in a white shirt, jeans and a black puffa jacket, was dragged from the driving seat of the crumpled vehicle by armed officers.
The terror suspect – thought to be a lone wolf – remained strangely calm and utterly silent, offering no resistance as he was handcuffed.
Slimy acts and slimy delayed response.
Via Daily Wire:
The Democratic National Committee released its first statement on Tuesday regarding the abuse allegations recently made against Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison — conveniently waiting till just hours before polls closed in Minnesota’s primary elections.
“These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the DNC said in a statement to NPR. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.”
The statement comes days after a social media post went viral over the weekend that alleged that Ellison abused a former girlfriend, allegedly shown in a video that has not been released. The post was allegedly written by the woman’s son, who claims he viewed over 100 text messages and found a video of Ellison dragging his mom off the bed and calling her a “f—ing b—h.”
Your mother losing helped boost the economy.
Via Free Beacon:
Chelsea Clinton praised the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on Saturday, saying it helped add $3.5 trillion to the U.S. economy.
Clinton was speaking at a pro-abortion rights event “Rise Up For Roe,” which was organized in opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, CNS News reports.
Clinton said that abortion rights were something that everyone has to care about if they take justice issues seriously.
“Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access rights, because these are not the same thing, if you care about social justice or economic justice, agency—you have to care about this,” Clinton said.