The drunk driving killer of Dawn Glogovski (pictured) was sentenced this week to 30 years imprisonment.
Sadly, the death was a preventable one, had the government done its job of prosecuting, jailing and then deporting criminal illegal aliens. As noted here at the time of the crime, the driver Jorge Dominguez was “an illegal immigrant who was driving with a suspended license and has served jail time in Racine County for several prior offenses.”
The alien’s priors included battery, cocaine possession and obstructing an officer, so he was clearly a violent man who should have been deported to protect the public. But he wasn’t.
KENOSHA – Jorge Dominguez, the man who killed Dawn Glogovski in a drunk driving crash, will spent thirty years in prison for the crime. The sentence was handed down by Kenosha County Judge Barbara Kluka.
In court, Dawn Glogovski’s husband described the pain he and his son feel. “She was everything to me. She was my first and only love,” said Frank Glogovski.
Frank Glogovski was in the car with his wife at the time of the crash and described the scene. “Seeing her fear, her pain. He (Dominguez) ran away. He didn’t try to help us, he ran away because he knew he did something wrong.”
The accident happened in May of 2010 in the Town of Paris.
Dominguez was charged with drunk driving and with injuring Frank Glogovski. Authorities also say Dominguez is an illegal immigrant and used cocaine in the days before accident.
In court, Dominguez asked a court interpreter to read a statement he wrote in Spanish. “If I knew there was some way to cure your pain, I would look for an opportunity to find that,” he wrote to the Glogovski family. ”But unfortunately, there is nothing that I can do.” He also blamed the crash on being an alcoholic.
Judge Barbara Kluka said she thought about the victim and her family. ”I thought to myself during that trial – and I am persuaded again this morning – what a wonderful person this woman must have been,” Kluka said.
After the 30 year prison term, Kluka also ordered 22 years of extended supervision.
The latest employment figures are dismal to say the least. The nation’s economy added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate has gone up to 9.1 percent. Only 54,000 jobs were created in the month of May by private employers.
Even as the economy recovers, the days of 5% unemployment may be gone for good.
A chorus of economists and labor market observers say that the “natural” or “structural” rate of unemployment has shifted up, meaning that Americans looking for work should get used to having a harder time finding it. The unemployment rate is currently 9% and could take until 2016 to reach the natural rate.
The so-called natural unemployment rate is somewhere around 7%, according to Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo. Other economists peg the natural unemployment rate somewhere between 5.5% and 7%. They said the figure will be held higher by a skills mismatch in the labor market that has been growing since the 1970s, the recent extension of unemployment benefits and the 2009 minimum wage increase.
The Los Angeles Times noted today, “Employers in May added just 54,000 to their payrolls, less than half of what’s needed just to keep pace with the expanding working-age population.”
During times of economic boom, business demanded more foreign workers, and Congress complied with generous numbers of employment visas. But now that the problem is too many workers, Washington is silent about the obvious solution: stop importing foreign workers until American employment has reached a normal level — and not the egregious “new normal.”
At the current level of job creation, the correct number of immigrant workers is ZERO.
Apparently there is no double jeopardy in Dutch jurisprudence, as shown by the recent additional trial of Geert Wilders for his committing free speech, following an earlier show trial last year in which he was exonerated.
At the crux is Wilders’ insistence on warning Europe about the threat of Islam. The fact that the charge is true is no defense. The Dutch tradition of jawboning through disagreements to reach consensus worked well enough when the parties were Netherlands people; throwing hostile Muslims into the society has upset the balance. So the Dutch are prosecuting a member of their own Parliament for inciting hatred against Muslim immigrants.
Geert Wilders made a final statement to the court as the trial wound up. It was a stirring defense of free speech, the sort of thing one hears less and less these days.
Mister President, members of the Court,
I am here because of what I have said. I am here for having spoken. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak. Many have kept silent, but not Pim Fortuyn, not Theo Van Gogh, and not I.
I am obliged to speak. For the Netherlands is under threat of Islam. As I have argued many times, Islam is chiefly an ideology. An ideology of hatred, of destruction, of conquest. It is my strong conviction that Islam is a threat to Western values, to freedom of speech, to the equality of men and women, of heterosexuals and homosexuals, of believers and unbelievers.
All over the world we can see how freedom is fleeing from Islam. Day by day we see our freedoms dwindle.
Islam is opposed to freedom. Renowned scholars of Islam from all parts of the world agree on this. My expert witnesses subscribe to my view. There are more Islam scholars whom the court did not allow me to call upon to testify. All agree with my statements, they show that I speak the truth. That truth is on trial today.
We must live in the truth, said the dissidents under Communist rule, because the truth will set us free. Truth and freedom are inextricably connected. We must speak the truth because otherwise we shall lose our freedom.
Why does Washington continue to welcome hostile Somali Muslims to live in the United States? When dozens have returned to their actual or ancestral home to pursue jihad, it seems a waste when presumably plenty of perfectly nice people want to immigrate here.
Minneapolis (CNN) — The FBI is investigating reports that a suicide bomber who killed two African Union soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia, this week was an American citizen, an FBI spokesman said Thursday.
“We’re aware of the bomb that went off in Somalia and we have folks over there and are working with people over there to try to identify the bomber or bombers,” said Steve Warfield, a spokesman for the FBI regional office in Minneapolis. “We don’t know if there’s any (tie) to Minnesota, and we won’t know the answer to that until we have official confirmation of who that bomber is.”
According to the African Union, several “extremist insurgents” had disguised themselves as Somali government forces in order to attack an African Union post.
Two AU soldiers were killed when one of the suicide attackers detonated his explosives, the African Union Mission in Somalia said in a written statement.
Days after Monday’s suicide bombing, al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group allied with al Qaeda, posted a statement on its website identifying the suicide bomber responsible for Monday’s bombing as Abdullahi Ahmed, a Somali-American from Minneapolis.
Al-Shabaab also posted a statement and a 20-minute audio clip from the man it identified as the suicide bomber, who spoke in English during part of the recording.
“I have been a member of al-Shabaab for two years. I am from Minnesota, USA,” Abdullahi Ahmed is quoted as saying in the statement. “I am so happy to turn my body into shrapnel for the infidels.” Continue reading this article
HOUSTON (KTRK) — A Houston police officer is dead and the man accused of his murder is in this country illegally. It’s another tragedy that has thrust the debate over the immigration system back in the spotlight.
We first told you on Tuesday that the suspect, Johoan Rodriguez, had been deported twice in the past. Since then, we’ve learned he’s had encounters with Houston police, but in each case he was let go.
Two of the last six Houston police officers killed in the line of duty died at the hands of an accused drunk driver who was in this country illegally. This latest tragedy has reignited the debate over our state’s immigration laws and what should be done about them.
On the eve of Houston Police Officer Kevin Will’s funeral, 26-year-old Johoan Rodriguez, the illegal immigrant and suspected drunk driver accused of killing him, appeared in court.
“It wasn’t any easier today than it was the other night. It’s been a hard process, it was a hard scene to go up and work. It’s difficult to see your friend out there like that,” said HPD Officer Don Egdorf.
We checked and found Rodriguez had obtained a valid Texas driver’s license in 2007 after he’d been deported twice and refused entry once. That was before the 2008 law requiring an applicant to provide proof of citizenship or legal status.
We’ve also learned Rodriguez was stopped by Houston police three times in 2009 for traffic violations. Police would have discovered his status had he been arrested and booked into the city jail — that’s where fingerprints are run through local, state and federal databases.
In the past year and five months, 948 non-citizens have been charged with DWI in Harris County. For the majority, it was their first offense. The figures are based on consulate notifications, so it doesn’t speak to their legal status, only that they are citizens of another country. Continue reading this article
It would be a mistake to consider European mosques as entirely religious edifices. As Lars Hedegaard says, they are more like “barracks,” designed to be centers of Islamic cultural and political influence.
Many mosques are funded by the Turkish government, which appears to have deep pockets for such projects. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has made clear when visiting his colonists residing in Germany that Turks in Europe should not assimilate to Western values, but remain loyal to Islam and their homeland.
While the idea of Muslims taking over Rome as prophesied by the Prophet Mohammed may seem far-fetched, the historically Christian capital of Italy is now the site of the largest mosque in Europe.
Moschea di Roma, or the Great Mosque of Rome, is able to accommodate 12,000 worshippers and is a powerful symbol for Italy’s fast-growing Muslim population.
Large mosques have been built or are on the drawing board in virtually every major city in Europe.
The skyline of Cologne, Germany, has been dominated for centuries by its famous cathedral, the largest Gothic church in northern Europe. But soon the church will share the skyline with the 150-foot tall minarets of the Cologne mosque, now under construction.
The Muslim worship facility, which is being funded by the government of Turkey, is opposed by groups who see it as a piece of Turkish territory in the heart of Germany.
“This mosque is a symbol of political power. It’s a symbol of Islamization in the center of Europe, and especially this mosque in Cologne-Ehrenfeld,” Pro-Köln organizer Manfred Rouhs told CBN News.
In fact, many of the large mosque projects in Europe are funded by the Turkish government. Some are being financed by the Saudis, and some, like the one planned for Copenhagen, are being built with money from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Continue reading this article
Even the Los Angeles Times, which normally promotes open borders and diversity no matter what, lambastes the government for sloppiness in this case. One of the refugees actually fought against American troops in Iraq. Appalling.
Below, refugees Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi used their location in the United States to aid their jihadist goals.
Two men are charged with sending cash, explosives and missiles to Iraq for use against Americans. Their case underscores gaps identified in the U.S. refugee vetting process before last year.
Before he was granted refugee status in the U.S. and settled down in Bowling Green, Ky., Waad Ramadan Alwan was allegedly a sniper and skilled bomb maker who targeted U.S. forces and bragged that his “lunch and dinner would be an American.”
Alwan is one of two Iraqi refugees who the Justice Department announced Tuesday had been charged with participating in an alleged plot to send cash, explosives and Stinger missiles to Iraq for use against Americans.
The men are among 56,000 Iraqis who took advantage of special programs to come to the United States after demonstrating they were in danger from Iraqi militias for their religious beliefs or because they were translators for U.S. government or media organizations.
Alwan was admitted into the U.S. in 2009 even though his fingerprint was found in 2005 on an unexploded roadside bomb that was set to blow up a U.S. convoy in Iraq, according to court documents. His print was loaded into a Defense Department database. But when he applied for U.S. refugee status, a search of that database was not yet a part of the application process.
Since then, those information-sharing weaknesses have been identified and corrected, said an official with the Department of Homeland Security. Also, as new records go into the terrorist watch list, he said, refugees already in the U.S. are being vetted again.
When asked how men who actively fought against the U.S. in Iraq could have been allowed in the country, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, said the case demonstrated that there were “specific gaps” in refugee vetting procedures before 2010. Continue reading this article
I’ve never been a big fan of the song American Pie (with its nonsensical lyrics), but it provides the soundtrack for an exuberant celebration of Grand Rapids by 3000 loyal residents, after the city was dissed by Newsweek magazine.
Guitars abound! Plus American flags, gymnasts, firemen, kayaks and a marching band.
If you do, the lower Michigan city may fight back with a music video.
Some 3,000 residents of the town, both locally famous and unknown, banded together to make an epic YouTube video – a ‘lip dub’ of lip syncing to Don McLean’s classic song ‘American Pie’ – in response to a negative article.
In January, a post on Newsweek’s website listed Grand Rapids as No. 10 on a list of ‘America’s dying cities’.
The response video is said to have been produced in one unedited take, and it features a colourful cast of characters ambling through downtown Grand Rapids, part of which was blocked off for the taping.
Musicians, both apparently real and pretend, strum guitars, while memorable appearances are made by cheerleaders, a football team, yoga enthusiasts, a wedding party, police and fire vehicles and two squads with water guns.
The video is also said to include local ‘entertainers, political figures media celebrities’.
The lip synching itself ranges from right on to barely intelligible, though most of the physical timing is pretty tight.
In several instances, actions on screen were choreographed with the song’s lyrics.
For example, after the Don McClean tune mentions a pickup truck, two young people are shown riding in the back of a vintage model.
When the song intones ‘the marching band refused to yield’, a full band takes the street in Grand Rapids, decked out in crisp green uniforms and playing their instruments.
Sesame Street is a major brainwashing arm to influence the kiddies, pushing hard on issues that can be framed for impressionable young minds against traditional American values. (Not to forget that Dora the Explorer is an illegal alien kid who speaks lots of Spanish.)
While the theme song to the kids show Sesame Street encourages people to ask how to get there, one author just finished an expose exploring what’s really in the popular show: left-wing propaganda.
Sesame Street, with it’s loveable and fuzzy characters, is really a mouthpiece for the left’s agenda. That’s the conclusion of author Ben Shapiro, who after interviewing hundreds of industry insiders found that many of Hollywood’s most popular shows, including the popular kids program, are inundated with secret political messages. And he got top executives to admit it.
Shapiro’s new book, “Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV,” according to its description “is the story—told in their own words—of how television has been used over the past sixty years by Hollywood writers, producers, actors, and executives to promote their liberal ideals, to push the envelope on social and political issues, and to shape America in their own leftist image.”
For example, Shapiro quotes Mike Dann, one of Sesame Street’s founding executives, saying it “was not made for the sophisticated or the middle class.” Using the premise, the team worked in all sorts of messages, including Grover breaking bread with a hippie and Oscar the grouch who was supposed to address “conflicts arising from racial and ethnic diversity.” Dann also admitted he used the program in the wake of 9/11 to highlight peaceful alternatives to war.
“Sesame Street tried to tackle divorce, tackled ‘peaceful conflict resolution’ in the aftermath of 9/11 and had [gay actor] Neil Patrick Harris on the show playing the subtly-named ‘fairy shoeperson’,” writes Shapiro, according to THR.
The news may not be surprising considering the left’s recent use of the show’s cuddly character, Elmo. The furry, red puppet has been used to trumpet free internet, lament job loss, and even plug Michelle Obama’s child nutrition bill.
But the left-wing messages aren’t limited to children’s programs. Adults are inundated, too. The Independent explains:
The TV series Friends undermined family values; Sesame Street taught ethnic minorities about civil disobedience; Happy Days had a subtle anti-Vietnam subtext; and the 1980s cop show MacGyver tried to persuade pistol-packing Americans that guns are bad.
Happy Days? Friends? Believe it. Shapiro even got Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman to own up to intentionally hiring liberals and sending a strong message to conservatives in a popular episode:
Among Shapiro’s most revelatory interviewees is Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of Friends, who recalls how she hired a “bunch of liberals” to run the programme to “put out there what we believe”. In 1999, she admitted casting the actress sister of Newt Gingrich, the prominent Republican, to play a preacher at a lesbian wedding because she wanted to annoy conservatives.
“When we did the lesbian wedding, we knew there was going to be some flack,” said Kauffman. “I have to say, when we cast Candice Gingrich as the minister of that wedding, there was a bit of a ‘fu** you’ in it to the right-wing, directly.”
So how did Shapiro get these executives to say such things on record. According to him, he took advantage of liberal stereotypes.
“There was a certain amount of stereotyping on their part in granting the interview,” he told the Independent. “Many probably assumed that with a name like Shapiro and a Harvard Law credential, there was no need to Google me: I would have to be a leftist. In Hollywood, talking to a Jew with a Harvard Law baseball cap is like talking to someone wearing an Obama pin.”
“I was shocked by the openness of the Hollywood crowd when it came to admitting anti-conservative discrimination inside the industry,” he told the paper. “They weren’t ashamed of it. In fact, some were actually proud of it.”
Of the US-produced firearms reaching Mexican cartels, very few come from the local gun stores we have in this country. Those which can be identified as coming from the USA often have been funneled through third-world armies, then stolen and sold.
Unfortunately for the Second Amendment, the Obama administration has been manipulating the myth to pursue its gun-grabber agenda. (Not to mention the Project Gunrunner scandal, in which the ATF promoted the smuggling of weapons to the cartels in a poorly considered “sting.”)
If you ever watch video or look at pictures of the drug war in Mexico, you’ll notice some pretty heavy weapons. This is a war being waged with rockets and plastic explosives, not pea shooters and Saturday Night Specials. Consider these incidents:
- A M26A2 fragmentation grenade used against a U.S. Consulate in Mexico in 2008
- Explosive projectiles and 21 grenades found during a raid in Guadalupe
- An unexploded grenade and pull ring used to attack a TV station in Monterrey
- Automatic weapons, including U.S.-made M16s, found at a cartel crime scene in May 2009
- U.S. military-issued ammunition found in a cartel raid in Reynosa in November 2008
You can’t buy this stuff at a U.S. gun store. So where do the cartels get it? According to leaked diplomatic cables, there are three sources.
1. U.S. Defense Department shipments to Latin America, known and tracked by the U.S. State Department as “foreign military sales.”
2. Weapons ordered by the Mexican government, tracked by the State Department as “direct commercial sales.”
3. Aging, but plentiful arsenals of military weapon stores in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Even though these facts were well-known by the Obama administration, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder, it blamed much of the violence in Mexico on U.S. gun stores.
“More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our border,” President Obama said in February 2009.
That was contested, but few listened to gun store owners and former vets like Lynn Kartchner, owner of Allsafe Security, a gun shop in Douglas, Ariz.
“We in the gun industry knew from Day One the allegations that the preponderance of sales came from gun stores like this one was totally not true,” Kartchner said.
In fact, many of these weapons are getting to Mexico via the U.S. government. Tens of thousands of firearms and explosives are sold legally through the U.S. State Department to the Mexican government. These weapons are then funneled to the traffickers and cartels by corrupt officials within the Mexico Ministry of Defense and local and state police departments.
According to State Department documents, in 2009 Mexico bought nearly $177 million worth of American-made weapons, exceeding sales to Iraq and Afghanistan. That number includes $20 million in semi- and fully automatic weapons.
Udo Ulfkotte (see his homepage) is a German journalist and critic of Islam. He published a new book last year Kein Schwarz. Kein Rot. Kein Gold., which he discussed with the press in the videos below, emphasizing the cost of the “integration-resistant immigrant” to the taxpayer, along with the cultural chasm created by the beliefs of Islam. Like his countryman Thilo Sarrazin, Ulfkotte recognizes that some immigrant groups assimilate smoothly into German society, but Muslims on the whole are a problem, not a benefit.
The English translation of the talk appeared recently.
Being a cop is dangerous enough, but trying to enforce the law in a sanctuary city, where foreign criminals are protected like semiprecious endangered species, can be life-ending. That was the tragic and preventable fate of Kevin Will, who was struck down by a drunk-driving alien as the officer was sorting out a motorcycle accident on a Houston highway. The killer, Mexican Johoan Rodriguez, was apparently so drunk (.238 blood alcohol) that he crashed through the barricades in place for the accident.
Officer Will, 38, was described as a “latecomer” to police work, having tried other lines of employment, but who was apparently happy with his choice. He is survived by his wife, who is six months pregnant, and two children, aged 6 and 10.
Here’s a local news report:
The city of Houston has been strangely stubborn about keeping its illegal-alien-protecting sanctuary policy. Numerous deaths have occurred that could have been prevented by the simple application of law and order against foreign criminals.
Why is coddling foreign lawbreakers more important to city officials than public safety for citizens? Political correctness apparently causes mass insanity as well as preventable deaths. In addition, even if a criminal has not been given a pass by authorities to conform to sanctuary, the existence of the policy must be a magnet for criminal aliens.
HOUSTON – The suspect accused of plowing down and killing a Houston police officer in north Houston Sunday was found to be an illegal immigrant, under the influence and carrying drugs, according to authorities.
Investigators said 26-year-old Johoan Rodriguez had a blood alcohol level of.238, which is three times the legal limit, and had cocaine in his pocket when he struck and killed Officer Kevin Will.
Authorities said Will was interviewing the witness of a motorcycle accident on the 610 North Loop near Yale around 2:15 a.m. when the driver of a Volkswagen Beetle plowed through a police barricade.
Police said Will saw the car heading towards them, yelled at the man he was talking to get out of the way and pushed him to jump over a short wall before the officer was hit. Will died at the scene.
Will, 38, is survived by his wife – who is six months pregnant – and two children, 6 and 10.
“Officer Will was a very, very respected officer, young, energetic, his co-workers cared about him and he got along with everybody,” said HPD Chief Charles McClelland.
Will was sworn in with HPD in September 2009. Saturday was his one-year anniversary with the vehicular crimes division, police said.
Rodriguez was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
He was charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer, evading in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
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