Canadian Journalist Michael Coren Explains Honor Killing

The interview below is the most honesty about Islam I can recall seeing on Fox News. Sun TV host Michael Coren appeared on Monday to comment on the guilty verdict in the honor killing trial of an Afghan father, wife and son who murdered three daughters and a polygamous wife #2 for becoming too westernized.

Coren pointed out that the police and media are afraid to connect such crimes with Islam, and made the distinction that honor killings are not some sort of domestic violence. He called honor killing “intrinsic to Islam” and noted that the “vast majority occur within the context of the Muslim faith.” Furthermore, honor killings are not even a crime in many Muslim countries.

Also noteworthy, Coren described how Muslims are permitted to lie to infidels in order to protect Islam. What a religion. How much more Islamic diversity can the West stand?

(The AP report about the trial’s verdict is here.)

Coren’s own show In The Arena has welcomed politically incorrect guests like immigration critic Peter Brimelow and others you never see on American television.

Hispandering Newt States His Support for English Carefully

Candidate Newt Gingrich certainly knows his target audience of hispanics, in particular that immigrants come for the Yankee dollar only, not to become assimilated Americans as earlier generations did.

As an example, Pew researchers found that among young second-generation hispanics, 62 percent identified themselves according to their ancestral home country or as hispanic/latino, not as Americans. By the third generation, only half self-identify as Americans. Raza diversity is strong.

The recent kerfuffle about whether Gingrich called Spanish a ghetto language included a revealing explanation for why he wants newbies to learn English, namely so they can make more money.

Note how Gingrich carefully chose the words of his response to the controversy to reflect the focused concerns of hispanic immigrants, who want loads of money but don’t want to become Americans:

‘Language of the ghetto’ not Spanish, Newt says, Politico, January 29, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday defended years-old remarks that have been interpreted as suggesting that Spanish is “the language of the ghetto,” saying they’ve been twisted by his opponent for political gain.
After a back-and-forth at a debate last week with rival Mitt Romney over the comments he made in 2007, Gingrich tried to make clear on “Fox News Sunday” that he wasn’t talking about Spanish. ”I never used the word Spanish in the conversation,” he said.

Still, Gingrich issued an apology in Spanish, creating the impression that he was talking about the language, which is spoken by a substantial proportion of the Florida primary electorate. “I wasn’t talking about any single language,” he said Sunday. “Go back and read the text. I didn’t reference any single language. English should be the language of every single student because it is the language” needed to “get ahead in America.”

“We don’t want anyone trapped in America not able to speak English because English is the language of commercial success and gives you a better job,” Gingrich said. Romney “turned that on its head and said something that was simply not true” in running an ad suggesting that Gingrich was specifically referring to Spanish.

Gingrich also tried to explain his use of the word “ghetto,” telling host Chris Wallace: “As you know well, ghetto was originally a term for Jewish neighborhoods in the Middle Ages.”

He could have said that knowledge of English is key to understanding and accepting American culture and values, but he didn’t.

It’s certainly true that speaking English opens up the employment universe to newbies, but that’s not the only reason to learn it.

Gingrich hopes that his little ruse won’t be noticed by the majority of citizens who actually believe that immigrants should join the national community of Americans and not be economic opportunists. A 2011 Rasmussen poll found “An overwhelming majority (73%) of voters say people who move to the United States from other parts of the world should adopt America’s culture, language and heritage.”

In addition, Gingrich uses his nuanced strategy to reach interested parties like Univision TV, Spanish-language radio, “bilingual” teachers and the Catholic church, all of which benefit from maintaining their piece of separate tribal turf.

Finally, it’s amusing to hear Newt rail against “elites” when his views on the dollar-sign primacy of the English language reflect their economic-assimilation values perfectly.

If Gingrich genuinely does represent majority opinion, then he should state unequivocally that speaking English is basic to becoming an assimilated and loyal American citizen.

San Francisco Archbishop Campaigns against Public Safety

On Saturday, Archbishop George Niederauer and a gaggle of open-borders enthusiasts (including gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano) held a big confab at a San Francisco cathedral to complain about government deportation of criminal aliens. (Watch a local television news story here.)

Several reports of the event use the word “dragnet” which implies mass round-ups, e.g. California’s Catholic hierarchy takes stand against illegal-immigration dragnet in the Contra Costa Times.

On the contrary, the persons affected are already jailbirds. The policy being condemned is Secure Communities, a common-sense program where the immigration status of arrested persons is checked along with their previous criminal history using a federal database. Deporting them removes dangerous persons from the country.

The friends of crime diversity despise Secure Communities because it is a powerful tool in identifying and deporting invasive foreigners. The squawkers are happy to sacrifice public safety in order to advantage unfriendly invaders. In fact, a raza campaign against effective policing to protect citizens from crime has been going on for some time.

The move to dismantle police protection also extends to California lawmakers. The aforementioned Assembly member Tom Ammiano is about to submit legislation to undermine Secure Communities. (See California bill seeks to limit detention of arrestees facing deportation, LA Times, Jan 28.)

In addition, the timing of Niederauer’s event seemed crude, given that the San Francisco trial of Edwin Ramos is about to enter its second week. Ramos was the previously arrested (but not deported because of the city sanctuary policy) illegal alien accused of murdering Tony Bologna and his two sons in a mistaken-identity gang killing.

Here’s a report about the Archbishop’s shenanigans against law and order.

SF archbishop speaks against immigration program, Associated Press, January 28, 2012

A federal program that checks the immigration status of people booked into local jails is tearing immigrant families apart, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco said at an interfaith gathering on Saturday.

“We cannot allow the pain of family separation and the fear amongst our communities to continue,” Archbishop George Niederauer said in comments directed against the federal Secure Communities program. “We need to respect the dignity of all our sisters and brothers, undocumented or not.”

Under the program, the fingerprints of individuals who are booked into jails are checked against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s database. Those found to be in the country illegally face deportation.

More than 1,700 jurisdictions participate in the program, which has resulted in the deportation of more than 110,000 immigrants convicted of crimes, according to ICE. Continue reading this article

Military Diversity: Today's Bad Example

Candidate Gingrich thinks it would be a swell idea to have the DREAM Act cover only illegal aliens who sign up for the military, not persons who attend college. It would be the sort of “earned citizenship” program that politicians of both parties like way too much.

However, not all the diverse recruits are friendlies.

Consider a recent criminal case which came to resolution on Thursday. An ex-Marine pleaded guilty to the crime of shooting up the Pentagon causing over $100K in damage, which will likely get him sentenced to 25 years in prison. He managed to produce a film of himself firing the shots while he yelled “Allah Ackbar.”

The shooter, Yonathan Melaku (pictured), was an Ethiopian who came here as a child and graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Franconia, Virginia. He had plenty of opportunity to assimilate, but chose the path of the enemy.

Melaku is not the first diverse military guy to go bad by a long shot. Surely the worst is the accused mass murderer of Fort Hood, Major Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who benefited from the idea that in the modern military, diversity is among the top values.

Another noteworthy aspect to this case is the media’s studied stupidity about the reason for the crime. The Washington Post titled a Jan 26 article, “Motive of shooter who targeted military sites is unclear”. The piece even mentions the perp shouting “Allahu Akbar!”

Apparently the press prefers mental illness as an explanation. An alien culture with 1400 years of warfare against outsiders doesn’t suit their multicultural ideology.

Accused Pentagon shooter Melaku pleads guilty, Associated Press, January 26, 2012

An ex-Marine from Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday and has agreed to serve a 25-year prison sentence on charges that he fired a series of overnight pot shots in 2010 at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps museum in Quantico and other military targets as part of what prosecutors called a campaign to strike fear throughout the region.

Prosecutors also revealed Thursday new details about Yonathan Melaku’s intended next target: Arlington National Cemetery, where he was arrested before he was able to carry out a plan to deface gravestones there.

As part of Thursday’s plea deal, Melaku, 24, of Alexandria, pleaded guilty to destruction of U.S. property, use of a firearm in an act of violence and intention to injure a veterans’ memorial, namely the cemetery. Prosecutors and Melaku’s lawyer agreed to a 25-year sentence as part of the deal, and U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee said he would agree to the sentence as well.

Formal sentencing was delayed until April so a pre-sentence report can be prepared and Melaku’s lawyer can request a mental-health evaluation for his client. Continue reading this article

Romney Supports Puerto Rican Statehood

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both spoke at the Hispanic Leadership Network in Miami on Friday morning. Puerto Rican statehood was an important issue to some in the audience and it was brought for the speakers to opine.

Gingrich favored Puerto Rican statehood when he was Speaker as part of his blossoming hispander self, and that position has not changed.

On this day, Mitt Romney revealed that he also welcomes a Spanish-speaking island (over 95 percent) as a state in our union.

Following is a snip of the pertinent remarks:

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Pressed on Puerto Rico Statehood in South Florida, ABC News, January 27, 2012

An hour later, Romney addressed the issue in his remarks at the conference, receiving a warmer response from the crowd, including from Cuevas-Neunder, who stood and applauded the former Massachusetts governor.

“I’m looking forward to the time when the people of Puerto Rico make their decision about becoming a state,” he said as the audience cheered. “Wow, we’ve got some friends here.

“I think it’s in November you’re having a referendum and I expect the people of Puerto Rico will decide that they want to become a state and I can tell you that I will work with [Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno] to make sure that if that vote comes out in favor of statehood, that we will go through the process in Washington to provide statehood to Puerto Rico.”

That’s further than he went with Univision’s Jorge Ramos Wednesday, when he said “my choice is to let them make their choice.”

What about the choice of the American people? Why don’t we get a referendum on whether we want a Spanish-speaking non-American state in the union? Culturally they are as distant as Haiti or Mexico. What if Haiti begs to become a state?

Puerto Rican statehood would be a dangerous doorway to universal Spanish bilingualism in America and cannot be allowed.

The English language is one of the few remaining connectors of national identity we have left. We shouldn’t weaken it further.

You can watch the event on C-SPAN.

School Indoctrination Starts Early

Former Senator Rick Santorum observed the other day that universities are indoctrination factories of liberalism. That’s hardly news, but discussing the obvious is becoming more necessary in these conflicted times.

Rick Santorum: Left uses college for “indoctrination”, CBS, January 25, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Wednesday that “the left” uses universities to indoctrinate young people for the purpose of “holding and maintaining power.”

After saying “we’ve lost, unfortunately, our entertainment industry,” Santorum told a Naples, Florida, audience that “we’ve lost our higher education, that was the first to go a long time ago.”

“It’s no wonder President Obama wants every kid to go to college,” said the former Pennsylvania senator. “The indoctrination that occurs in American universities is one of the keys to the left holding and maintaining power in America. And it is indoctrination. If it was the other way around, the ACLU would be out there making sure that there wasn’t one penny of government dollars going to colleges and universities, right?”

But it’s worse than that. These days, the brainwashing starts in grade school because the increasing dropout rate among the diverse means that many will not make it to college and a major in ethnic or chicano studies. One example is the nationwide pattern of little kids who were made to sing worshipful songs about Obama after his election.

More recently, some Virginia third-graders supposedly penned a complex political ditty in praise of the Occupy activities, with lyrics like “I’m part of the 99″ and “They’re the one percent.” It seemed far too advanced for nine-year-olds to have produced, and an adult later fessed up that he wrote the song.

When I attended the 9th Circuit Court in November 2010 to observe the legal proceedings concerning Arizona’s enforcement law, there were lots of non-hispanic kids waving signs in favor of open borders and other raza issues. I talked to a blond boy and he told me it was a class project of their Berkeley middle school to attend, and not just as observers. Below is one of my photos from the event.

The years-long struggle in Arizona against the anti-American raza studies program in Tucson High School continues to bubble along. The legislature passed a law against the teaching of racist and seditious subjects in public schools which took effect at the beginning of 2011. A local court later determined that the law was proper.

Unsurprisingly, the indoctrinated kiddies hate having their daily dose of Mexican supremacism removed and continue to squawk wherever there’s a forum with the help of raza-promoting adults.

CAIR Muslims Demand Resignation of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

Hostile Muslims residing in New York are in a snit over a story in the New York Times about the showing of an informational film about Islamic jihad to members of the Police Department. (See Anti-Jihad Documentary Is Shown to NYPD, which Alarms NYTimes.)

The Muslims want the resignation of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly who appeared for about 30 seconds in the 72-minute film, The Third Jihad, but that was too much for fifth-column unfriendlies. The Muslims also complain about police surveillance at mosques and Islamic neighborhoods, despite the obvious fact that nearly all murderous terrorists are Allah devotees for some curious reason.

Among knowledgeable soldiers and police, learning about one’s foe is considered a plus. Sun Tzu said in The Art of War, “if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles.” In the movie Patton, viewers saw the General exclaim about Rommel during a successful battle, “I read your book!” about tank warfare.

Below, a Muslim group and supporters call for Ray Kelly’s resignation because of his brief appearance in a film they don’t like. (An examination of the signs shows an interesting confluence of far-left ideology with anti-American Muslims, e.g. “RAY-cist Kelly… The World Can’t Wait” etc.)

Agitated Muslims say that the film portrays all Allah-followers as head-choppers, but the producers respond otherwise on the doc’s website in response to the controversy:

The beginning of the film states in bold letters that, “This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are radical.”

In this instance, Muslims again reveal themselves to be the enemies of free speech and public safety from Islamic terrorism.

They are helped by slavish media coverage, like the AP story below. For example, it doesn’t mention the support for terrorism of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which is a leader of the campaign against Kelly: in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trail, CAIR was found to be an unindicted co-conspirator in the case and a supporter of terror group Hamas in the US. Nor does it ask for comment from the film’s producers.

Kelly should say that the truth is his defense, but his boss Mayor Bloomberg favored the Ground Zero mosque, and the Commissioner probably wants to keep his job. Too bad.

Muslims call for NYPD chief to resign over movie, Associated Press, January 26, 2012

Muslim groups are calling for New York’s police commissioner to step down because of his appearance in a film they say paints their religion and its adherents in a bad light.

About 20 activists held a news conference on the steps of City Hall on Thursday and criticized Ray Kelly for giving an interview to the producers of the movie “The Third Jihad.”

The movie uses dramatic footage to warn against the dangers of radical Islam. Muslim groups say it encourages Americans to be suspicious of all Muslims.

“Terrorism is an evil that must be eliminated, but one cannot fight wrong with wrong,” said Talib Abdur-Rashid, a Muslim cleric.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he stood by Kelly and the commissioner’s spokesman, Paul Browne. Activists had also demanded Browne’s resignation.

However, the mayor said Kelly would have to redouble his outreach efforts to Muslims.

“Anything like this doesn’t help credibility, so Ray’s got to work at establishing, re-establishing or reinforcing the credibility that he does have,” Bloomberg said. Continue reading this article

Gingrich Appears on America-Unfriendly Univision

Hispandering Newt was on full display during his Wednesday interview with hard-core invasion booster Jorge Ramos on Spanish-language Univision TV. (Ramos gleefully forecast a majority-hispanic United States a few years back.)

Gingrich criticized Mitt Romney’s strategy of promoting self-deportation by removing the magnet of American jobs — something that has worked very well where it has been tried, e.g. Self-Deportation Working in Alabama. The Grand Canyon State also reported success with workplace enforcement; see Escape from Arizona! where the voluntary relocation process of an illegal family was followed with sympathetic reporting.

Newt is still stuck on his fable of long-time illegals being a credit to their communities, though he is unclear on how years of job theft and lawbreaking are a benefit to America, which is supposedly a “nation of laws.” He argued in a November debate that “If you’ve been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you’ve been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don’t think we’re going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out.”

The straw man of massive alien round-ups is a favorite hispander ploy of Gingrich. He used to pretend that he had never heard of DIY deportation, but now that Romney has put the strategy on the table in public, Newt can no longer feign ignorance.

In fact, anyone who has been here for 25 years is a successful manipulator of the system who doesn’t need a big amnesty from Washington. And that person most likely has a fake ID and stolen Social Security number (felony!), which is not “obeying the law” in the eyes of most citizens.

On Univision, Newt got personal on that point and talked about an imaginary hispanic granny: “For Romney to believe that somebody’s grandmother is going to be so cut off that she is going to self-deport, I mean this is an Obama-level fantasy.”

Gingrich: Romney self-deportation plan a fantasy, Associated Press, January 25, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Wednesday ridiculed rival Mitt Romney’s call for self-deportation of illegal immigrants as an “Obama-level fantasy” that would be inhumane to long-established families living in America.

The former House speaker ripped that part of Romney’s immigration policy during a forum Wednesday with the Spanish-language network Univision. The interviewer also asked sharp questions about Gingrich’s marital history.

Gingrich laughed at the idea of self-deportation and said it wouldn’t work.

During a debate earlier this week, Romney said he favors self-deportation over policies that would require the federal government to round up millions of illegal immigrants and send them back to their home countries. Advocates of Romney’s approach argue that illegal immigration can be curbed by denying public benefits to them, forcing them to leave the United States on their own.

“You have to live in a world of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatically $20 million income for no work to have some fantasy this far from reality,” Gingrich said, alluding to details in Romney’s income tax returns made public on Tuesday. “For Romney to believe that somebody’s grandmother is going to be so cut off that she is going to self-deport, I mean this is an Obama-level fantasy.”

But Gingrich’s campaign has spoken of the self-deportation policy he ridiculed Wednesday.

Romney’s campaign directed reporters to past comments by Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond, who said that only a small percent of illegal immigrants would likely be allowed to stay in the U.S. under Gingrich’s plan. Hammond went on to say that the vast majority of them would likely “self-deport.”

At the forum, Gingrich spoke instead about border control and establishing a guest-worker program to better manage the influx of immigrants. Gingrich said he favors a path to citizenship for illegal immigrant children who serve in the military but not for simply completing college. [. . .]

Why should any political leader consider it acceptable for illegal aliens to be occupying college slots that should go to American citizen students? Nobody in the press will ask that question, unfortunately for us Americans.

Identity-Theft Ghoul Finishes Oregon Prison Sentence

Bulgarian Doitchin Krastev (pictured right) is completing his two-year sentence for stealing the identity of murdered boy Jason Robert Evers (left) and using his name and Social Security number for 15 years.

As an illegal alien who entered lawfully with a student visa, Krastev needed a legal ID when he dropped out of college and lost his legal status.

The Bulgarian must have thought it was a cool idea to steal the identity of Jason Evers, a three-year-old boy who was killed during a 1982 kidnap attempt, something he read in a newspaper. The kid had no more use for his Social Security number, Krastev probably thought, and believed his need entitled him to take it.

However, the Evers family did not take lightly the theft of their boy’s name, and were deeply disturbed to have the old wounds torn open again years after the terrible crime. During the trial, they traveled to Portland to put a face on identity theft.

Below, Bob and Amy Evers, Jason’s father and sister, talked with the press during the Krastev trial.

‘John Doe’ faces deportation after serving sentence for stealing slain Ohio boy’s name, The Oregonian, January 27, 2011

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“My heart has been crushed,” said Amy Evers, older sister of the 3-year-old boy who was kidnapped and killed in 1982 near their Ohio home. “You hurt my family because of your selfishness.”

Earlier in the hearing, she had walked out of the courtroom during a video prepared by Krastev’s defense team. It featured his parents, his grandmothers, his younger brother, his dentist, his fiancée, chess and tennis partners, former co-workers at the liquor commission and many others talking about his good character.

Some of them used the name “Jason” when talking about their friend. It was a little too much for Amy Evers and she left.

Later, when it was her turn to speak, she let Krastev have it.

“It hurts me when I hear people call you Jason Evers,” she said, shooting Krastev a glare. He sat at the defense table, wide-eyed, a cheek balanced on his fist. “You,” she said, “are not Jason Evers!”

That was then. Now Krastev has done his time and will hopefully be deported ASAP.

Bulgarian who used boy’s ID getting out of prison, Associated Press, January 24, 2012

BEND, Ore. — A Bulgarian man who assumed the identity of a murdered Ohio boy and became an Oregon liquor enforcement agent is getting out of prison and being handed over to immigration officials for procedures that could lead to his deportation.

Doitchin Krastev was expected to be released Tuesday from federal prison in California into the custody of U.S. immigration officials, The Bend Bulletin reported.

He pleaded guilty in 2010 to passport fraud and identity theft and apologized to the family of Jason Robert Evers, who was killed at age 3 in a 1982 kidnapping attempt.

Krastev wasn’t linked to the killing. He came to the United States for an education in the 1990s, dropped out of college and then took over Evers’ identity.

He was caught because he applied for a passport, and the State Department had begun checking applications against death records. Continue reading this article

Anti-Jihad Documentary Is Shown to NYPD, which Alarms NYTimes

The New York Times is shocked and appalled that around 1500 of the city’s police have been shown “The Third Jihad,” a documentary produced by Zuhdi Jasser about the threat posed by the murderous ideology of Islam.

More generally, the Times is unhappy with the NYPD for its surveillance activities in mosques and Muslim neighborhoods required to keep the city safe from men who desire to mass murder infidels. Naturally the fifth column bunch at the Council of American Islamic Relations and elsewhere are actively working against homeland security in this country, and the liberal media is standing on their side rather than the safety of Americans.

The film shows hostile Muslims declaring their intention of conquering the entire world and controlling it according to the authoritarian sharia law of Islam. Every American should know Islam’s to-do list, and police officers even more so.

Below, a screen snap from the documentary.

Here is the film. If this link doesn’t work you can watch the documentary on the website The Third Jihad.

The Times complains that the film is “Dark” but the atmospherics are determined by the subject. Just because not every Muslim is a throat-slitting jihadist, the Times believes we should not discuss the millions worldwide who are.

Of course, diverse immigration that increasingly admits Muslims by the thousands every year has brought the threat into our own country. The press does not want to connect those dots at all.

In Police Training, a Dark Film on U.S. Muslims, New York Times, January 23, 2012

Ominous music plays as images appear on the screen: Muslim terrorists shoot Christians in the head, car bombs explode, executed children lie covered by sheets and a doctored photograph shows an Islamic flag flying over the White House.

“This is the true agenda of much of Islam in America,” a narrator intones. “A strategy to infiltrate and dominate America. … This is the war you don’t know about.”

This is the feature-length film titled “The Third Jihad,” paid for by a nonprofit group, which was shown to more than a thousand officers as part of training in the New York Police Department.

In January 2011, when news broke that the department had used the film in training, a top police official denied it, then said it had been mistakenly screened “a couple of times” for a few officers.

A year later, police documents obtained under the state’s Freedom of Information Law reveal a different reality: “The Third Jihad,” which includes an interview with Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, was shown, according to internal police reports, “on a continuous loop” for between three months and one year of training.

During that time, at least 1,489 police officers, from lieutenants to detectives to patrol officers, saw the film. Continue reading this article

Sheriff Babeu Disapproves of How Obama Has Treated Arizona

Our governance would certainly be improved if more police officers would run for public office — along with teachers, carpenters, doctors, scientists and soldiers. Around 45 percent of the members of Congress are lawyers, and a greater variety of backgrounds would serve the nation well.

Police in particular have a job experience that informs them about public safety issues as nothing else can. Congress needs more of that sensibility at a time when normal law enforcement is under attack as never before by the anti-sovereignty forces like La Raza.

Anyway, Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County Arizona is running for Congress and he visited with Neil Cavuto on Monday to discuss Obama’s terrible treatment of the border state. The Sheriff also emphasized that an amnesty for illegal aliens is not the way to go; as an officer, he swore to uphold the law, not excuse law breaking.

San Francisco Trial of Triple Murder to Start

The opening arguments are scheduled for Monday in the San Francisco trial of Edwin Ramos, accused of murdering Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, (shown below) who were driving home from a family picnic June 22, 2008.

The crime aroused disgust and anger around the country when it was learned that Ramos was an illegal alien gangster who had committed earlier violent crimes but was not even deported from lawbreaker-friendly San Francisco. See my 2008 article, They Also Kill People in Your Town.

The surviving Bologna family members brought a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco for causing the deaths by dealing so irresponsibly with a dangerous criminal, but the suit was rejected by the court.

More than three and a half years have passed since this horrific time. One might hope that government would have learned from the case how dangerous it is to coddle foreign criminals.

In fact, the state of public safety has arguably gotten worse when illegal aliens are involved. A few examples: Cook County Illinois now releases violent illegal aliens criminals on bail, California has ended checkpoint impounds of vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers and the common sense Secure Communities program from the feds has been rejected by some liberal enclaves (e.g. Massachusetts, Santa Clara County and San Francisco).

The problem is the Raza-fueled campaign against public safety which prefers special rights for foreign criminals even though many of the crime victims are hispanic.

Perhaps the trial will remind the public of how much is at stake.

Edwin Ramos trial to have 2 versions of killings, San Francisco Chronicle, January 22, 2012

Edwin Ramos was either hunting for gang rivals or was an unwitting dupe in the mistaken-identity slayings in San Francisco of a father and two sons, one of the most notorious crimes in the city in recent years.

Those are the competing versions that prosecutors and the defense are expected to present Monday when Ramos, 25, goes on trial for murder in the killings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, who were shot to death driving home in the Excelsior district on a bright Sunday afternoon June 22, 2008.

The case first drew widespread attention for its random brutality. It became a national story when The Chronicle reported that city juvenile-justice officials, relying on San Francisco’s sanctuary-city policy, had twice kept Ramos from possible deportation after he committed gang-related crimes as a minor.

“It’s a big, big case,” said Joseph O’Sullivan, a San Francisco defense attorney who briefly represented Ramos. “He’s alleged to have almost wiped out a family. It’s unheard of. It’s a very small city, and many people knew the family. I hope he gets a fair trial.”

Attorneys and Superior Court Judge Charles Haines have gone to some lengths to find a jury untainted by the furor that surrounded the killings, picking 12 members and eight alternates from an initial pool of more than 1,000 people. Selecting the panel took two weeks.

Vengeance killing?
Assistant District Attorney Harry Dorfman, the lead prosecutor on the case, has identified more than 300 possible witnesses to support his argument that Ramos carried out the killings to avenge an earlier shooting that was part of a feud between the MS-13 gang and its Mission District rivals.

Many of the gang members involved in the feud, which authorities blame for nine slayings, are now behind bars, thanks in part to a federal crackdown that included more than two dozen indictments. Dorfman may call some of them to the stand. Continue reading this article