Illegal Alien Crime Gets Front Page Coverage Because of NFL Victim

Most victims of illegal alien crime don’t get headline coverage because they aren’t famous. That is not the case with NFL athlete Edwin Jackson of the Colts whose face appeared on the Indianapolis Star on Monday:

On Tuesday, the paper used its front page to inform readers that the drunk driver was a twice-deported illegal alien from Guatemala, Manuel Orrego-Savala.

Of course there are thousands of ordinary Americans who have been killed, robbed, raped, kidnapped, stolen from and otherwise harmed by illegal aliens with much less attention. Friends of public safety were therefore grateful for the spotlight on these crime victims by candidate Trump during his campaign and also during his State of the Union speech.

In the current case, the Guatemalan now under arrest for the double death was deported twice, yet he returned again. According to the law, illegal re-entry is a felony, but that crime rarely receives the maximum punishment, namely prison. Candidate Trump promised to propose legislation establishing mandatory, minimum federal prison sentences for people who illegally re-enter the country which would certainly chill that crime.

It is tragic to see another young person die at the hands of a drunk-driving illegal alien, but hopefully there will be more attention paid to this continuing and preventable problem.

Suspect in Colts’ Edwin Jackson, Uber driver deaths previously convicted for drunk driving in California, Indianapolis Star, February 5, 2018

The man suspected of driving drunk and fatally striking an Indianapolis Colts player and his Uber driver early Sunday had twice been deported and was in the country illegally, police confirmed Monday.

Police say Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he hit and killed Edwin Jackson, a 26-year-old Colts linebacker, and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, Jackson’s Uber driver, around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Orrego-Savala is from Guatemala, according to Indiana State Police. He was first deported in 2007 and again in 2009 following arrests in San Francisco, according to a spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE officials say Orrego-Savala has a prior conviction in California for driving under the influence.

The circumstances of his Sunday arrest emerged as the latest case to draw in politicians and activists, particularly as President Donald Trump and Congress debate immigration changes as another budget deadline looms this week.

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The video report below provides a good description of the crime:

MS-13 Victim Parents Are Guests at Trump’s State of the Union Speech, As Earlier Supporters Reject His Amnesty

President Trump’s earlier supporters among illegal alien crime victims won’t be present for his major address because most if not all are deeply disappointed in his political flipflop in giving unlawful foreigners amnesty and eventual citizenship. As a result, there will be a new cast of characters in the crime victim category, those who lost loved ones at the hands of brutal MS-13 gangsters.

Some of those early supporters spoke at the podium of the Republican nominating convention and appeared during the campaign.

Below, illegal alien crime victim families appeared with candidate Trump in 2016, including Jamiel Shaw Sr. at the podium and Sabine Durden standing next to Trump.

Now, those original crime victim families are hurt and appalled at the president’s U-turn to amnesty for so-called Dreamers:

Remembrance Project families that campaigned for Trump call amnesty a ‘slap in the face’, Washington Times, January 25, 2018

They hugged him, they endorsed him, they appeared on stage after stage in the campaign with him — and now the victims of immigrant crime say President Trump delivered a “slap in the face” after he embraced a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrant Dreamers.

Laura Wilkerson, the mother of brutally murdered Josh, appeared on a Fox News show last week and said, “We don’t owe them anything,” and observed that the DACA amnesty sets a terrible precedent for the crimes of the parents to be rewarded with citizenship for the offspring.

Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose son was murdered by an illegal alien gangster just feet from the safety of the family home, recently tweeted that DACAs are owed deportations, period.

Sabine Durden gave a passionate speech about the loss of her beloved son Dominic at the National Republican Convention where Donald Trump was nominated to be president. Now she is deeply disappointed by the betrayal from the man she once called her “hero.”

So President Trump’s illegal alien amnesty scheme has destroyed the trust of some of his most loyal supporters. They have been thrown under the bus and are being replaced at the big speech by some new faces of illegal alien crime. It’s regrettable that the public will learn the horror of MS-13 savagery only after the bad faith shown toward the president’s early defenders.

In fact, the MS-13 gangsters are some of the most brutal monsters on the planet, yet were knowingly admitted during Obama’s illegal alien border surge and have come to terrorize parts of Long Island and Maryland.

The crime victim parents being highlighted in the State of the Union lost their high school daughters to MS-13 gangsters.

Martha McCallum of Fox News interviewed the parents of Kayla Cuevas after the president’s Long Island speech on July 28, 2017 to talk about the murder of their daughter by MS-13 gangsters. Kayla and her friend were brutally beaten and slashed to death after Kayla got into a disagreement on social media with some gangsters who attended high school with them. (How screwed up is it when MS-13 killers attend high school with our citizen kids?!)

Below, high school girls Nisa Mickens (left) and Kayla Cuevas (right) were murdered by MS-13 gangsters.

It’s reported the parents of both girls will attend the speech.

Trump Guests for SOTU Include Parents of Children Murdered by MS-13, CNS News, January 29, 2018

(CNSNews.com) – The White House on Monday released the details of those who will be guests of President Donald Trump at his first State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Among those who will be seated in first lady Melania Trump’s box are Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, parents of two girls murdered by MS-13 gang members.

In March 2017, police arrested more than a dozen MS-13 gang members for the murders of 15-year-old Nisa Mickens and 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas in Long Island, N.Y. Their bodies were found in September 2016. Both had been brutally beaten.

Authorities say Cuevas had been “marked for death” because of a feud with gang members on social media, and Mickens had just been “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

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President Trump Slams Democrats for Protecting Illegal Alien Criminals

In response to the Democrats closing the government to force an amnesty for DACA and Dreamer illegals, the White House produced a video ad that correctly connects open borders with preventable crime.

The foul-mouthed criminal shown in the video is Luis Bracamontes, the Mexican who is currently being tried for murdering two California officers, Sacramento County Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Detective Michael David Davis Jr., shown below:

There is no question that the President takes illegal alien crime very seriously. Candidate Donald Trump highlighted the crime victims of illegal aliens, including giving them a platform at the Republican convention. In his acceptance speech for the presidency at the convention he said:

On Monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants Mary Ann Mendoza, Sabine Durden, and Jamiel Shaw. They are just three brave representatives of many thousands. Of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more deeply than the time I have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our border.

These families have no special interests to represent them. There are no demonstrators to protest on their behalf. My opponent will never meet with them, or share in their pain. Instead, my opponent wants Sanctuary Cities. But where was sanctuary for Kate Steinle? Where was Sanctuary for the children of Mary Ann, Sabine and Jamiel? Where was sanctuary for all the other Americans who have been so brutally murdered, and who have suffered so horribly?

These wounded American families have been alone. But they are alone no longer. Tonight, this candidate and this whole nation stand in their corner to support them, to send them our love, and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering the same awful fate.

We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. I have been honored to receive the endorsement of America’s Border Patrol Agents, and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful immigration system.

Here are the parents Trump mentioned, Jamiel Shaw Sr., Mary Ann Mendoza and Sabine Durden, with pictures of their lost sons below:

President Donald Trump is working to build the wall and keep out dangerous foreigners to protect the American people. Democrats have different idea: they prefer open borders and permissive immigration to welcome future D-voters.

Seven-Times-Deported Mexican Stabs Shopper in Santa Rosa

The violent crimes just keep on coming in open-borders California (now a Sanctuary for illegal aliens). A seven-times deported Mexican stabbed a man as he was eating at a table in Lola’s Market in Santa Rosa.

Lola’s food selection appeals to a Mexican clientele — so is the place some kind of drug connection hangout? Or is something else going on with the two men? Perhaps the Mexican, Ricardo Velasquez-Romero, is just a psycho who is into stabbing. Whatever the details in this case, years of open borders have left America a far more dangerous place.

The unnamed victim had life-threatening injuries when he was taken to the hospital but was later upgraded to stable. The stabber was charged with attempted murder.

Below, Mexican stabber Ricardo Velasquez-Romero.

The perp was deported seven times for multiple criminal convictions for drugs and weapons charges, although there is no mention of jail time being served.

Yet even with California’s public safety eroding from illegal alien crime, the state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has promised to prosecute employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials. Protecting illegal aliens is Job #1 in Sacramento these days.

Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times, Fox News, January 18, 2018

A man accused of an “unprovoked and brutal stabbing” at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman told Fox News.

Ricardo Velasquez-Romero, 39, who also goes by the name Eulalio Miniz Orozco, was arrested last month after local police say he stabbed a 61-year-old man in the neck at Lola’s Market in Santa Rosa on Dec. 21.

Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Velasquez-Romero “has been repatriated to his native Mexico seven times since 2007,” a spokesman for ICE said.

“Records indicate Mr. Velasquez also has multiple prior criminal convictions, including those from felony drug and weapons charges,” said James Schwab, a spokesman in San Francisco for ICE.

Schwab said ICE has placed a detainer on the suspect with the Sonoma County Jail, indicating a desire to take custody of him when released from local custody, and “continues to closely monitor the legal proceedings of Mr. Velasquez.”

At the time of the stabbing, Santa Rosa Police said the victim and the suspect had been sitting at different tables in the restaurant and had not spoken to each other.

“At one point, the suspect stood up and walked toward the victim,” the local police said a news release. “The suspect had an unknown stabbing instrument in his hand and stabbed the victim once in the neck. The suspect then fled the area on foot.”

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Kris Kobach Reminds Americans That DACA Aliens Harm Young Citizens

Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime and is theft at best (and murder at worst): illegals come to steal jobs, education and welfare benefits from American citizens and taxpayers. The latest foreign moochers in the public eye are the DACA illegals, nearly a million foreigners (79 percent from Mexico) who are the latest poster “kids” — mostly young adults, actually — to be embraced by the open-borders Democrats.

As we know, the party is not motivated by generosity toward misplaced foreigners, but by the desire to turn all of America permanently Democrat as excessive immigration has done to once dependably Republican California.

The pro-alien press demands that Trump lighten up on DACAs who were brought by their parents “through no fault of their own” in a cheesy little mantra that we hear constantly. In fact, although many were brought by parents, they are adults now and cannot be allowed to continue ripping off Americans. The press has presented the DACAs as models of virtue, but the truth is they are not superior to citizens. The DACAs are consistently portrayed as academically high achieving valedictorians, but a stunning 21 percent of the group are high school dropouts, more than three times the national dropout rate of 5.9 percent.

DACAs can be rather insufferable, such as when a gaggle of them mobbed Hart Senate Office Building last November to demand mass amnesty.

So it’s a pleasant change to hear someone stand up for American young people who are directly harmed by the DACA illegal aliens competing for jobs and college, namely the Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. He appeared with Tucker Carlson recently and pointed out these facts:

KRIS KOBACH: Look Tucker, you’ve pointed out that the DACA amnesty is bad for Americans: it’s granting an amnesty to nearly a million people in their 20s and 30s; their average age is 24, who are gonna compete against young Americans who have a nine percent unemployment rate in that age group, and for the young Americans who don’t have a college degree. it’s a whopping 34 percent underemployment rate. So we’re legalizing foreign nationals who have broken our laws to compete against Americans who can’t get a job, so that’s bad policy.

In addition, it’s gonna cause another surge in the illegal immigration, so the idea that we have to do this is ludicrous and we should only even consider doing this if there are many many law enforcement advantages that are given to it, like ending chain migration, I think we have to have mandatory e-verify, and if we don’t get everything we want to secure our borders including the wall, then we walk away from the deal. We don’t need to do DACA.

TUCKER CARLSON: And not only do it, but put it right to the very top of the list of priorities of the US Congress — before everything, before the opioid crisis — it’s literally shortening the life expectancy of middle America — we need to do this. I feel sorry for some of the DACA recipients for sure, I’m not attacking them but it’s not clear why if you have any questions about it, you should take a moral lecture from a Republican senator who suggests that you’re the cynical heartless one when you raise questions about the effect on American citizens. How do we get to a place where Republican senators are lecturing us about how they’re far better people than we are because they’re for amnesty? How’d that happen exactly?

Good question, Tucker!

Crime Victim Dad Fights California State Sanctuary for Illegal Aliens

Don Rosenberg has been a tireless voice for immigration enforcement since his son Drew was killed in a San Francisco traffic crash by an illegal alien Honduran in 2010. Killer Roberto Gallo struck Drew on his motorcycle and ran over his body several times. The charge was initially vehicular homicide, but was reduced to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Time served by the killer was only 43 days and it took two years to get him deported back to Honduras.

Below, Don holds a picture of his late son, who was only 25 when he was killed by an illegal alien.

So it’s not surprising that Rosenberg was infuriated by California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a bill declaring the entire state to be a sanctuary zone, at least partly to insult President Trump’s tough immigration enforcement.

Rosenberg appeared on Fox News on Wednesday to discuss the unlawful sanctuary state designation and how he intends to fight it, namely with an initiative to be put before California voters.

Sanctuary is a policy against public safety which is supposed to be government’s top job — although Democrats don’t value it. To that point, Rosenberg observed, “In 2016, there were over 52,000 illegal aliens in prison, and collectively they committed about 400,000 crimes, not all in 2016, That’s a major, major problem, and they need to do something about it.”

You can check out Rosenberg’s initiative at FightSanctuaryState.com, although a citizen shouldn’t have to go to such lengths to make a state obey federal law — that’s Washington’s job. Where is Attorney General Jeff Sessions on this? The Sanctuary State bill was signed into law October 5, so it’s not like the AG hasn’t had time to prepare — where’s the pushback??

We need serious federal law enforcement in California where public safety has been greatly reduced because of illegals allowed to run wild and the crime magnet that sanctuary creates.

Maryland Community Lives in Fear Because of MS-13 Gang

A few years ago, President Obama opened the southern border to illegal aliens from Central America, thereby inviting the ultra-violent MS-13 gang into the United States.

(Is it a stretch to call the gang “ultra-violent”? Try this headline from the New York Post (Nov. 22): Decapitated MS-13 victim stabbed 100 times, heart ripped out of chest.)

As Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked on a televised interview:

If you recall they came into this country in 2014 under the Obama administration policy of allowing in those from Central America — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. I was one of those people saying look, as a DA, MS-13 is from El Salvador; they are without a doubt the most violent gang where initiation involves beating someone to death in front of others. . .

They came into this country, they told Border Patrol — “I’m MS-13, I’m a gang member” — and the Border Patrol could not stop them. They’ve got all of the indicia of being gang members, all the tats, and they have been allowed into this country. The Obama administration flew them all over.

In the April 2017 video below, Tucker Carlson said that ISIS is “nothing compared to MS-13 . . . unlike ISIS, MS-13 makes it hard to live in certain neighborhoods here in this country. Also unlike ISIS, there are a lot of them. ISIS may have a significant passive support in the U.S. and a lot of us suspect it does, but true active ISIS members — pretty small, maybe a few hundred at most. MS-13, by contrast, has at least 6,000 members.”

There have been arrests of MS-13 gangsters, like the 200 rounded up this fall. But with thousands of them in the country, thanks to Obama, getting rid of the crime monsters will take a while.

MS-13 members are apparently into tats.

The Washington Post highlighted the crime crisis on Thursday, with a sob story photo of a crying immigrant, Abigail Bautista — oh wait, she’s an illegal alien, as the reader learns later in the article. The Post can’t bother to find a citizen who has been harmed by the gang, although there is no shortage.

Here’s the original full story in the Washington Post: ‘People Here Live in Fear’: MS-13 Menaces Prince George’s County Community.

The link below has a substantial snip from that article:

‘People in fear’: MS-13 menaces a community 7 miles from the White House, December 20 2017

It took Abigail Bautista less than a month of living in Langley Park to learn that her new neighborhood in Maryland had its own set of laws, written not in statutes but in gang graffiti and blood.

The Guatemalan mother of five was pushing a cart of merchandise along University Boulevard one winter morning in late 2012 when three young men approached.

“Do you know who we are?” one asked her in Spanish.

Bautista shook her head.

“We are La Mara Salvatrucha,” he said. “And here, there are rules.”

Pay $60 “rent” per week or there would be trouble, he said. Undocumented and afraid of being deported if she went to police, Bautista began handing over the cash.

She had heard of the international street gang growing up in Central America, where MS-13, as it’s known, controls cities through brutality and corruption. But she had lived for the better part of a decade in the United States without crossing its path.

Now, she realized, she’d unwittingly moved into MS-13 territory a mere seven miles from the White House.

As the gang has grown in strength in recent years, so has its sway over communities across the country. From Boston to Northern Virginia to Houston, a string of grisly MS-13 murders has highlighted its resurgence, drawing a response from the White House.

“One by one, we’re liberating our American towns,” President Trump said this summer in Long Island, where MS-13 has been linked to more than a dozen recent killings.

Left out of Trump’s speeches, however, is the fact that most of the gang’s victims are not Americans but undocumented immigrants like Bautista. And when it comes to the gang’s infamous motto of “kill, rape, control,” it’s the third — enforced daily through extortion and intimidation — that defines life for some immigrants in places such as Langley Park.

“They are preying on the communities that they are living in,” said Michael McElhenny, a supervisory special agent for the FBI in Maryland.

More than a decade after a string of MS-13 killings shook the heavily Latino neighborhood, Langley Park is still struggling to shake off the gang’s influence. Despite aggressive policing, the area continues to be plagued by MS-13 drug dealing, prostitution, robbery, extortion and murder, according to court records and interviews with residents, activists, prosecutors and gang experts, as well as local and federal law enforcement officials.

Deputy Chief Sammy Patel of the Prince George’s County police said years of anti-gang operations have broken MS-13’s “stranglehold” on Langley Park and prevented the spike in killings seen elsewhere.

“We always target MS-13,” he said. “They aren’t running amok.”

Patel said there was a slight decline in violent crime in Langley Park between 2013 and 2016, although he acknowledged that the gang remains active in the neighborhood.

In fact, prosecutors consider Langley Park a “hub” of MS-13 activity and say the gang was likely responsible for all five slayings there in the past four years.

Bautista wasn’t the only one extorted by MS-13.

One of her neighbors was told to pay the gang or she’d find her husband’s body in a dumpster. Another said she was given days to come up with $1,500 earlier this year or MS-13 would k!ll her children in Central America.

“Plumber” Is Convicted of Quintuple Killings in San Francisco

On March 23, 2012, five members of the Lei family were murdered in a savage attack where they were beaten with a hammer, stabbed and choked to death. The killer then poured bleach over the bodies and flooded the house by turning on faucets and detaching pipes under sinks to hide his identity.

Vietnamese citizen Binh Thai Luc, shown below, was arrested a couple days later.

The case is of interest for important policy reasons: Luc was convicted for armed robbery in 1998 but was not deported for his earlier crimes because Vietnam refused to take him back. Unfortunately the problem remains to this day because Washington is not willing to lean hard enough on those nations that will not receive their citizens. The Trump administration has taken steps, but it hasn’t really been the big stomp that’s needed — see 4 countries sanctioned because of refusal to accept deported immigrants, Washington Times, August 23, 2017.

In 2011, Representative Ted Poe submitted a bill that would deny diplomatic visas to nations that won’t receive their criminal aliens. At that time, ICE admitted it had freed more than 8,500 detainees convicted of murder, rape, and other crimes over four years.

The congressman’s strategy might work, because diplomats apparently like getting out of their dirtbag countries to enjoy the decent restaurants and other pleasantries of the first world.

Poe continued to pursue his proposed solution in the House, noting in 2015, “We give convicted foreign criminals a get-out-of-jail-free card to live in the United States because we cannot permanently detain them and their countries of origin refuse to take them back. This is a dangerous and deadly Achilles heel in our immigration system.”

I was therefore sorry to see Ted Poe’s announcement of his retirement last month, because the former judge’s tough line on deporting illegal alien criminals will be missed as long as America is filled with foreign felons.

Back to today’s case, it was a relief to see a Guilty verdict come from a San Francisco jury, although it took long enough.

Plumber found guilty in slaughter of San Francisco family, San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2017

A 41-year-old San Francisco plumber who was on a losing streak at local casinos and faced eviction for not paying his rent was found guilty Monday of slaughtering a family of five inside their Ingleside neighborhood home after targeting them for robbery.

On its seventh day of deliberations, the San Francisco Superior Court jury found Binh Thai Luc, an undocumented Vietnamese immigrant with a violent criminal past, guilty of five counts of murder in the massacre of the Lei family on March 23, 2012.

The victims’ bludgeoned bodies were found covered in blood and household cleaning products in various rooms of the row house on Howth Street, which had been flooded with water. The damage was so severe and the scene so chaotic that investigators didn’t initially know if they were dealing with a quintuple murder or a murder-suicide.

Prosecutors said Luc used a hammer to commit one of the worst mass homicides in modern San Francisco history, though the weapon was never found. The defendant was also found guilty of five counts of attempted robbery and two counts of burglary.

Because Luc was convicted of murder with special circumstances — in this case, lying in wait and committing multiple killings — he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. The charges made him eligible for the death penalty, but the district attorney’s office did not pursue that punishment. Judge Carol Yaggy will set a sentencing date Tuesday.

“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for the community,” District Attorney George Gascón said.

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San Francisco’s Illegal Alien Death Toll Does Not End with Kate Steinle

San Francisco officialdom recently had amnesia about the city’s history of citizen deaths caused by illegal aliens: Kate Steinle was shot dead by a Mexican while strolling with her dad along a popular pier, and the important suits pretended to be shocked and amazed for the cameras about the danger of their sanctuary city.

But those with any memory (or honesty) recalls the triple murder of the Bologna family in 2008 by an illegal alien thug who was not deported despite having a criminal record in San Francisco. The shooter, Salvadoran Edwin Ramos was clearly a dangerous character, a known gang member who had earlier been arrested for assaulting a passenger on a bus and attempting a robbery of a pregnant woman, yet he was not deported because San Francisco shielded him.

All of these violent deaths were preventable crimes had San Francisco co-operated with the feds on immigration enforcement, but the liberals running the city think they know better.

Below, Tony Bologna and his two sons were shot to death by an MS-13 gangster a short distance from their home in San Francisco as they returned from a family picnic.

The San Francisco Chronicle poked some memories on Sunday, when a front-page story reminded readers of the Bologna deaths. The writer, Vivian Ho, is a court reporter with experience with murder cases. She appeared numerous times on LA’s John and Ken Show to discuss the case with the radio hosts who have a strong interest in immigration enforcement.

Kate Steinle case: After crimes by immigrants, families see pain politicized, By Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, December 9, 2017

Before the Steinles, there were the Bolognas. On a cool summer day in 2008, the San Francisco family was torn apart by a senseless act that thrust the city and its immigration policies into the national spotlight.

A little more than seven years before Kate Steinle was fatally shot on Pier 14, Danielle Bologna lost her husband and two of her sons in a mistaken-identity gang hit by an MS-13 member who had been shielded from deportation twice by city juvenile justice officials relying on San Francisco’s sanctuary laws.

The cases ended differently, with the MS-13 killer sent to prison for life and the homeless undocumented immigrant accused of shooting Steinle acquitted Nov. 30 of murder and manslaughter charges after saying he had fired accidentally.

But both families had to deal with an aftermath in which the tragedies stopped being solely their own, in which their pain became a talking point in the tempestuous debate over U.S. immigration, in which they had a loud voice but in a conversation they couldn’t control.

“I felt like my family was just nothing,” Bologna, 57, told The Chronicle in a recent interview. “No one even really cared, though they liked to blame each other for this or that. And I was just left trying to make the best for my two surviving children.”

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Hundreds of MS-13 Gangsters Are Arrested in Crackdown

On Thursday it was announced that more than 200 MS-13 gangsters have been arrested by authorities during a six-week operation to round them up after Attorney General Jeff Sessions had promised to prioritize the Salvadoran gang several months ago.

In April, he traveled to Long Island which has suffered from worsened gang crime, exacerbated by Obama’s active encouragement of Central Americans to enter the US illegally.

Long Island had recently seen an uptick in an ongoing street war with MS-13 gangsters playing a major role, capped on April 12 by the discovery of four butchered bodies in a Central Islip park. So the AG came to the community and pledged to bring the power of the federal government to bear on the brutal Salvadoran gang.

Below, illegal alien MS-13 members were arrested for the murder of high school girls Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas in September 2016.

How violent is MS-13? At the end of the CBS report below, the reporter said her cameraman wore a vest and she stayed “in safer territory” during the arrests.

Given that violent history, it’s odd that CBS regards law enforcement applied to MS-13 foreign gangsters as “controversial.”

Inside ICE’s controversial crackdown on MS-13, CBS News, November 16, 2017

First on “CBS This Morning,” we’re getting rare access to Operation Matador, a joint law enforcement effort led by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations team, to crackdown on MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, and other trans-national gangs.

Federal officials will announce Thursday a breakthrough in the fight against MS-13, a gang from El Salvador. Hundreds of accused gang members and associates are under arrest, but its violence is spreading in American neighborhoods.

CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan went to one of the deadliest battlegrounds, Long Island, New York. They’ve made 345 arrests on Long Island and in the surrounding New York City area since May.

The target of the pre-dawn raid was a suspected member of MS-13 who had illegally entered the U.S. The team of 12 immigration agents and local police expected the 20-year-old suspect to be armed.

“He entered the country illegally so – and then he went through the immigration process and a judge ordered him removed,” said Jason Molina, assistant special agent in charge.

“We know he’s an MS-13 member?” Brennan said.

“Yes. We have information, we have pictures of him actually flashing gang signs,” Molina said.
 
But gang membership is not a crime, and the agents did not have a criminal warrant. They only weapons they found were “either pellet guns or BB guns,” Molina said.

But Molina’s team was still able to make the arrest based on the suspect’s immigration status – part of the unique mandate of the Homeland Security investigations unit of ICE. An hour later, they nabbed a second suspect. Molina said he is an MS-13 associate.

“So his known crime is entering the country illegally?” Brennan asked.

“Correct,” Molina said.

“But that’s it at this point, that’s all you definitely know?” Brennan asked.

“That’s correct. The purpose of classifying him as a gang member or a gang associate is because once he goes in front of an immigration judge, we don’t want him to get bail, because the whole point of this operation is to get these known gang members off the street,” Molina said.

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Sharyl Attkisson Explains How the Mainstream Media Created Massive Mistrust in Itself among the Public

Sharyl Attkisson was an award-winning reporter during her career in the mainstream media, including 21 years at CBS. At some point in her time with the MSM, she found her freedom as a journalist was being compromised and she resigned to pursue an independent career.

She has written two books critical of the media: Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington (2014) and more recently The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote (2017).

Attkisson also hosts a weekly public affairs program Full Measure which is shown on Sinclair stations and can also be seen on its Youtube channel.

Illegal alien crime is a topic that has been investigated on Full Measure.

So she is a good person to do a 5-minute Prager University explanation of why we hate the media (it’s rotten) and how it got to be so mistrusted — nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the press is full of fake news according to a Harvard-Harris poll published last spring.

WHY NO ONE TRUSTS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA

by SHARYL ATTKISSON

TRANSCRIPT (November 6, 2017):

Trust in the media is at an all-time low—and for good reason.

We in the business of journalism have exempted ourselves from the normal rules that used to govern us, and so the most egregious kinds of reporting errors are becoming more common. Formerly well-respected news organizations and experienced national reporters are making the sorts of mistakes that wouldn’t be tolerated in journalism school.

When these mistakes are corrected at all, it’s with seemingly little regret. And the corrections never get anywhere near as much attention as the original salacious—but incorrect—narrative.

How did we get here?

I discuss that in detail in my book, The Smear.

Here are three factors:

First, firewalls that once strictly separated news from opinion have been replaced by hopelessly blurred lines. Once-forbidden practices, such as editorializing within straight news reports and the inclusion of opinions as if fact, are not only tolerated—they’re encouraged. The result: It’s never been harder for Americans to separate news that’s real from news that’s not.

Example: May 14, 2016, ten days after Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee, the New York Times published a blockbuster article titled, “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved with Women in Private.” The story’s authors, Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, interviewed Rowanne Lane, an ex-girlfriend of Trump’s. Her quotes made Trump sound, at best, like a jerk, and at worst, like a predator.

The reporters went so far as to provide their own quotes for the story, presenting their personal commentary as if it were established fact, writing, “This is the public treatment of some women by Mr. Trump. . . degrading, impersonal, performed.”

The problem is, the reporting wasn’t true—according to Trump’s supposed victim. Once the story was published, she publicly accused the Times of misleading her, writing a “hit piece” against Trump and putting a “negative connotation” on what—she said—was “not…a negative experience.”

No matter where you stand, this was a huge development in terms of journalism: the main source behind front-page national news discredited the entire premise of the story. Free Courses for Free Minds .com You’d expect something like that to rock the whole news organization and prompt investigations, a retraction, and re-examination of policies. Yet, I can find no record of any of that. The Times and their reporters never even apologized or printed a correction. Continue reading this article

San Francisco: Trial Begins for Killer of Kate Steinle

On Monday, the jury heard the opening statements from lawyers regarding the shooting death of Kate Steinle on July 1, 2015.

Below, the accused Mexican illegal (left), earlier known by the alias Francisco Sanchez, admitted in a jailhouse confession that he shot Kate Steinle as she strolled on a popular San Francisco pier with her father.

The shooter is now addressed by the name Jose Ines Garcia Zarate and had been deported five times as a convicted felon. Authorities released him from a San Francisco jail several weeks before the shooting rather than contact ICE so he could be deported. The city’s sanctuary policy dictated no cooperation with the feds on immigration enforcement which allowed the Mexican to remain in the city and kill.

Even with the history of carnage, which includes the murders of three members of the Bologna family by an illegal alien gangster, San Francisco remain stuck on its dangerous sanctuary policy which puts diversity fawning ahead of public safety.

As San Francisco trial opens in killing of Kate Steinle, prosecutor says, ‘He meant to shoot’, SFgate.com, October 23, 2017

The San Francisco murder case that ignited a national debate over immigration policy went to trial Monday with attorneys sparring not over politics but the case’s central legal question — whether the killer of Kate Steinle on Pier 14 intended to fire in her direction or accidentally shot a gun he said he found under a bench.

A city prosecutor said in her opening statement that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, brought the stolen pistol to the waterfront location, pointed it toward Steinle and pulled the trigger on July 1, 2015.

The public defender representing the Mexican citizen said he found the gun in a T-shirt on the pier moments before the shooting, and that after he unwrapped the bundle the gun discharged a bullet that ricocheted off the concrete and struck Steinle in the back.

By the afternoon, the trial’s first witness introduced the Steinle family’s heartbreak into the courtroom. The victim’s father spoke of the confusion he felt as his daughter spoke her final words: “Help me, Dad.”

The trial in front of Superior Court Judge Samuel Feng opened to broad interest fueled by the political firestorm that followed it. Garcia Zarate, who was homeless and had a record of drug crimes, was wanted for deportation by federal agents when his San Francisco jailers set him free 2½ months before the shooting under the city’s sanctuary laws.

But the job of the jury sitting at the Hall of Justice is to put aside those politics. It is Garcia Zarate’s intentions on the day he killed Steinle that could mean the difference between a conviction for second-degree murder or manslaughter, or an acquittal. [. . .]

Before the shooting, Garcia Zarate had been on track for a sixth deportation after serving 46 months in prison for felony re-entry into the country. But his course changed when he was transferred from federal custody to San Francisco jail in March 2015 on an old warrant alleging he fled marijuana charges in 1995.

When city prosecutors discharged the case, the Sheriff’s Department released Garcia Zarate despite a federal request to hold him for deportation. Then-Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi cited the city’s sanctuary policies, which limit local cooperation with immigration enforcement and seek to encourage undocumented people to feel comfortable having a relationship with city agencies.

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