Arizona: Iraqi Refugee Bomber Aldosary Charged with Murder

From Arizona comes this curious twist on a refugee terrorist story: Abdullatif Ali Aldosary (pictured), the Iraqi who tried to blow up the Casa Grande Social Security office last fall, has also been charged with the murder of a co-worker which occurred a few days before the bombing.

I blogged on the case when it happened, in particular because another Iraqi refugee was cut undue slack for criminal behavior. Aldosary had been arrested at least twice and had spent eight months in jail for aggravated harassment. Nevertheless, he was allowed to remain in this country.

As local Congressman Paul Gosar asked in a letter to Homeland Security, “Why wasn’t a known terrorist detained and deportation proceedings initiated once DHS concluded he was engaging in terrorism related activity?”

Why, indeed. DHS’ sloppiness apparently allowed a preventable murder in this case. Public safely has never been a strong value at the agency.

Hopefully a full trial can go forward (with no secretive plea deals) so we can learn more about a very unfriendly Muslim foreigner who was welcomed into our nation.

Bomb suspect charged with murder in separate case, Fox News Phoenix, July 22, 2013

FBI investigators have linked a bombing outside of a Casa Grande Social Security office to a shooting at a grain factory in Maricopa. The suspect is now charged with murder, attempted murder, and arson.

Within days, investigators tied Abdullatif Ali Aldosary to the shooting and the bombing. But right now they won’t give us a motive or tell us why he would kill his former coworker then try and set off a bomb in a government building.

Abdullatif Aldosary was charged with 14 counts of attempted murder and one count of murder. Investigators say back in November, Aldosary walked into Arizona Grain and killed 26-year-old Orlando Requena, a father of three.

“Tragedy struck the city of Maricopa, tragedy struck the Requena family, tragedy struck the Arizona Grain Company,” said Steve Stahl, Police Chief of Maricopa.

Requena was working inside the plant when Aldosary allegedly walked in and shot him. Continue reading this article

DREAMer Forgiveness Expands Birth Citizenship

It’s sad to see Republicans fall all over themselves to support the DREAM Act concept of forgiving illegal alien kiddies who were brought as blameless toddlers to America, or so the narrative goes. The policy may seem kind-hearted and fair to innocent moppets, but in fact DREAMerism changes the rules in a basic way for the worse. A fundamental misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment has given us a century of birth citizenship, and moving the goalposts a further16 years or 35 years from the moment of birth is the wrong direction to go. Genuine “reform” worthy of the term should end the disaster of birth citizenship, not expand the principle.

Of course, if kids are the keys to the kingdom, then they will more frequently be toted across the dangerous southern border, where there has been a “big surge” in crossing deaths — 477 in 2012.

Here’s Congressman Trey Gowdy pledging his allegiance to DREAMer forgiveness because of his interpretation of the law, he argued during the Judiciary Committee hearing July 23:

Radio host Mark Levin didn’t appreciate Gowdy’s statement, calling him “Mr. Weakling when it comes to the border.”

In his statement for the hearing, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte professed similar warm and fuzzy thoughts about young illegal aliens “who were brought here as young children by their parents through no fault of their own.”

La Raza couldn’t have said it better!

Californians have been battered by a series of unpopular DREAMer laws passed by the Democrat government, with the effect that 55 percent of voters disapproved of the state version in a 2011 USC/LA Times poll, despite strong press support.

In fact, DREAMerism is birth citizenship on steroids, and Americans reject that bad idea — a 2011 Rasmussen poll found 61 percent of voters rejected anchor baby citizenship.

Another argument against DREAM amnesty is how it would adversely affect un-diverse young Americans: illegal alien kids already benefit from affirmative action in college admissions and there is no reason to think that unfairness would change.

Special Ops Presser Advocates House Select Committee for Benghazi

On Tuesday, a group of Special Ops veterans, members of Congress and concerned citizens gathered near the Capitol to call for a House Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist murders of four Americans on September 11 last year. The one-year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks and no jihadist perps have been caught, plus many questions persist about why no armed forces were sent to rescue the ambassador and other persons stationed in the Libyan town doing America’s diplomatic business.

We citizens still have not heard from the several dozen survivors who know what happened on the ground but have been forced into silence by the administration. There have been Congressional hearings and a Senate report, but those efforts haven’t gotten very far.

SpecialOperationsSpeaks.com presented the event and has details. Speakers at the outdoors presser included Col. Allen West, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Paul Broun, Frank Gaffney (Center for Security Policy), Niger Innes (TeaParty.net).

Here’s Gohmert (R-TX):

A video report on Fox showed some clips from the presser and the political likelihood of a Select Committee. It gets harder as Obama continues to run out the clock on public attention with distractions like the Trayvon frenzy.

Interestingly, author and radio host Mark Levin thinks that Speaker Boehner may have cut a deal with Obama to avoid a real investigation of Benghazi. Boehner certainly has made little use of his position for leadership on important issues.

Breitbart has a detailed report of what was said at the press conference.

Special Forces Veterans, Members of Congress Demand Special Benghazi Investigation, Breitbart.com, July 23, 2013

Several members of Congress joined representatives of the special forces military veterans and grassroots organizations on Tuesday to launch an effort to force the House to have a thorough, public investigation into the terrorist attack at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has introduced legislation to create a special select committee to investigate both the terrorist attack and subsequent actions by President Barack Obama’s administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Wolf’s bill has 161 co-sponsors. House GOP Leadership has not scheduled a vote on the bill.

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) plans to harness the support for Wolf’s bill into a “discharge petition” that would force a floor vote on the bill. The petition would need to be signed by 218 members of the House.

“I’m going to describe what a discharge petition is because a lot of people have asked me questions exactly what it is,” Stockman said at the Tuesday press conference outside the U.S. Capitol building. “It’s to ask our leadership or actually demand from our leadership that we have a vote on Frank Wolf’s bill. [Wolf is] a congressman from Virginia who has a long history of being here and is articulate in demanding that we have an independent investigation.” Continue reading this article

California in Severe Drought, but Senate Amnesty Would Admit Millions More Residents

At 38 million residents, California is overpopulated from a water supply standpoint. Any normal reduction of rainfall for several years is now a source of concern that rationing is likely to follow. The state has had two years of sub-normal rain which puts a strain on water supply for drinkers, farmers and fishermen. Plus, long droughts are a fact of life in the region, shown by the two megadroughts starting 1100 years ago, each lasting more than a century.

Below, northern California’s Lake Shasta at 31 percent capacity a few years back.

California is nothing like the paradise it once was, under the burdens of diversity and overcrowding. Worse, there will be a whole lot more of both if the Senate amnesty sluts get their way and triple legal immigration.

Since California is attractive to immigrants and illegal aliens, we can assume many of the newbies will settle in the state. A recent PPIC factsheet estimated that one in four foreign-born persons in the United States resides in California; it would be reasonable to think that a similar proportion of new immigrants would do likewise. Yes, the state economy stinks, but pre-existing relatives there and liberal policies are still magnets.

Assuming 30 million new immigrants in the next decade (rather than today’s 10 million, 1 M annually), a quarter of that would be 7.5 million more water-using residents ending up in Crowdifornia. Given the region’s natural history, Washington’s crazy-growth immigration policy is environmentally unsustainable and guarantees worsened water supply problems in the future.

Farmers face water shortage under drought conditions, KCRA, July 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Record dry and warm weather across California has put the state in a severe drought, according to the National Weather Service.

Earlier this week the California State Water Resources Board issued a “Notice of Surface Water Shortage for 2013.”

The document warned that some water rights holders may see their diversion cut off by late summer and fall.

The dire warning comes after California saw its driest winter in nearly 90 years. Continue reading this article

Dead Bodies Accumulate along America's Not-So-Secure Border

According to the big liars in Washington, nobody’s crossing the border any more, which is supposedly locked up tighter than a tick, but in case it isn’t, then the Senate bill will line up 20,000 new Border Patrol agents to scare off the intrusive foreigners.

Reports from the actual border create a different impression. More aliens are coming, perhaps because they heard a mega-amnesty is being brewed up, so they want to break in to get it. One by-product is a growing pile of dead bodies in border zone, of people who were so desperate to grab an American job that they cross the southwest desert in the brutal summer. But the cheap labor lobby wants a firehose supply of cheap workers, so the amnesty is talked up.

More bodies of immigrants being found near Texas border, USA Today, July 20, 2013

Each year dozens of illegal immigrants are found dead along the U.S.-Mexican border, usually from sweltering heat or from bullets fired by human smugglers

FALFURRIAS, Texas – Deputy Rolando Gutierrez knew he’d be breaking up domestic disputes and handing out speeding tickets as part of his duties when he joined the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office two years ago.

He didn’t expect all the bodies. Several times a week, Gutierrez is called out on a “Code 500” – the department’s call sign for a dead body found in the county. The bodies are believed to be immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally from the nearby border with Mexico who are either killed and left behind by smugglers or die in the withering heat.

And their numbers are rising at an startling rate. Deputies picked up 129 bodies last year, a nearly 100% jump from 2011 and the most ever recorded in the county, according to sheriff’s office statistics. Brooks County contributed to nearly one-third of all the bodies recovered across the entire 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico last year. So far this year, deputies have found 39 bodies and are on pace to surpass last year’s tally, given that most of the cadavers show up in the hot months of July, August and September. There are more immigrants dying in Brooks County than in any other place in Texas.

“We’ve been busier than ever this year,” Gutierrez said. “A lot of people don’t know what’s happening out here. There doesn’t seem to be an end to it.” Continue reading this article

Food Stamp Fraud Plus Immigration Redistributes American Wealth Abroad

As shown by the chart below, the number of non-citizens receiving food stamps has quadrupled since 2001. But according to an investigation by the New York Post, a lot of the free-to-them food is being packed up in giant containers and shipped to the immigrants’ homelands.

As one of the persons interviewed in the following article observes, the food stamp program was never meant to be foreign aid. We taxpayers already fork over billions of dollars in foreign aid every year ($23B in 2012), including Islamic hellholes like Pakistan and Egypt.

However, the redistribution sector highlighted in the Post focuses on the Caribbean, which is to be expected given New York’s flavor of diversity.

NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti, New York Post, July 21, 2013

Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.

The practice is so common that hundreds of 45- to 55-gallon cardboard and plastic barrels line the walls of supermarkets in almost every Caribbean corner of the city.

The feds say the moveable feasts go against the intent of the $86 billion welfare program for impoverished Americans.

A spokeswoman for the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service said welfare benefits are reserved for households that buy and prepare food together. She said states should intervene if people are caught shipping nonperishables abroad.

Michael Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, called it just another example of welfare abuse.

“I don’t want food-stamp police to see what people do with their rice and beans, but it’s wrong,” Tanner told The Post. “The purpose of this program is to help Americans who don’t have enough to eat. This is not intended as a form of foreign aid.”

The United States spent $522.7 million on foreign aid to the Caribbean last fiscal year, government data show. Continue reading this article

Burqa Riot Afflicts Paris Suburb

In 2010, France enacted a ban on the wearing of burqas in public places, which seemed at the time to be a fine statement of western openness and associated freedom against misogynous Islam. However, the actual enforcement of the law was not always robust, since the resulting violence, as happened last summer in Marseille, made authorities cautious.

So the recent burqa riot in the suburban community of Trappes is not without precedent, but at least the authorities are still trying to enforce the law and resist the Muslim mob.

The rioting started when a police officer ticketed a burqa and her husband then tried to strangle the officer. Many Muslims do not think that they are required to follow western laws. Why would any sane country admit immigrants with that sort of supremacist attitude?

Plus, at least one of the rioters is looking toward the future, remarking, “In 20 years, Trappes will be Chechnya.”

5 injured in clashes at burka riot outside Paris, Associated Press, July 20, 2013

Violence erupts after man tries to strangle policeman who ticketed his wife for wearing the Muslim veil

TRAPPES, France (AP) — About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.

The interior minister urged calm and dialogue, insisting on both the need for public order and respect for France’s Muslims. The incident in the town of Trappes on Friday night reflected sporadic tensions between police upholding France’s strict policies of secularism and those who accuse authorities of discriminating against France’s No. 2 religion.

A few garbage dumpsters in the area were torched and a bus shelter shattered in the Trappes unrest. Spent tear gas capsules lay on the road Saturday near the police station at the center of the violence.

A 14-year-old boy suffered a serious eye injury in the violence, from a projectile of unknown provenance, Prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told reporters. Four police officers were injured and six people were detained in the violence, said an official with the regional police administration. Continue reading this article

Trayvoned Oakland Update

My two cents on the Trayvon frenzy: there’s a big element of emotional displacement of black anger with the President transferred to this case. Many blacks are deeply disappointed with the Obama Presidency, in particular the terrible unemployment because of his destructive handling of the economy. Life for millions of black citizens has gotten worse, not better, under the African-American President, but it is taboo to criticize him, so their outrage has been funneled into the highly publicized shooting and trial.

If there were jobs and a sense of hope about the future, the trial’s outcome might have been more easily accepted. But Obama has given far more attention to the imagined concerns of hispanics than to his own paternal race, who have to riot to get noticed by the President.

Speaking of riots, on Wednesday I had to go to downtown Oakland for a rare necessary errand. There had been several nights of violence, so I was interested in how things looked. The Sears store was all fixed (after $50,000 in broken windows) as if nothing had happened. The damage shown below was repaired by Wednesday:

Not so much at the Oakland Tribune, where the windows were covered with plywood. California Bank around the corner was also boarded up. My photo below:

Meanwhile, the bright lights on the Oakland City Council are debating whether hammers and clubs should be disallowed at political protests. Hammers are particularly at issue since a waiter at the upscale Dogwood bar was struck in the face with a hammer during Monday’s violence.

Anarchists and other thugs carrying tools for smashing buildings and people routinely show up at “free-speech” events with their faces completely covered. Why doesn’t Oakland make masks in public places illegal? Masks have no place in an open society. Plus, the city’s reduced police force needs all the help it can get to identify and arrest destructive rioters.

Hammer attack forces Oakland to revisit weapons law, Oakland Tribune, July 17, 2013

OAKLAND — City leaders are reconsidering a proposal that would make it illegal to carry makeshift weapons, such as hammers, at protests after a downtown restaurant worker was struck in the face by a hammer-wielding vandal during a protest Monday.

Councilman Noel Gallo, who heads the council’s Public Safety Committee, said he will try Thursday to schedule a debate on the plan that council members quickly dropped last year in the face of rowdy Occupy Oakland protesters.

The plan, initially proposed by Council President Pat Kernighan and City Attorney Barbara Parker, would make it a misdemeanor to bring items to protests that could be used as weapons or for vandalism, such as clubs, wrenches, paint projectiles and firecrackers. The goal was to help police weed out agitators from groups of protesters before the protests got violent. Continue reading this article

Fox News Interviews Jihad Expert (3 Minutes)

Fox News does precious little reporting about hostile Islam (probably due to partial ownership of the network by a Saudi prince) so it’s always newsworthy when the topic shows up.

Erick Stakelbeck appeared on Fox’s early morning show to promote his second book The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy. His main point is that the Muslim Brotherhood was a foundational forerunner of today’s global jihad. “Without the Muslim Brotherhood, 911 would never have happened,” he says.

He has a website as a part of CBN, Stakelbeck on Terror, plus a weekly youtube show with the same title. Following is the July 16 edition:

Obama and his leftist cronies apparently believe that the Brotherhood terrorists in suits are the best way to keep order in the Middle East, as indicated by the President’s consistent support for pro-sharia forces in Egypt and beyond.

Incidentally, I have a somewhat mixed opinion about Stakelbeck’s work. His first book was titled, The Terrorist Next Door, but had only three listings for “immigration” in the index, and the references were not thorough. How does he think all those hostile jihadists got here in the first place? Idiotic diverse immigration policies have admitted these enemies to our nation, and Muslim immigration needs to stop, not continue. Otherwise Stakelbeck is a good author, but the immigration source of the evil is central, not an insignificant detail.

Stakelbeck has posted a few chapters from his new book on his website, including the following:

New Book Excerpt: The NY Times’ Favorite Imam, Stakelbeck on Terror

Today, I’ve got another hard-hitting excerpt from my new book, “The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy.”

For yesterday’s excerpt, featuring my sitdown with the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, click here.

Today’s excerpt is from Chapter Four (“Accessory to Al Qaeda”) and features my one-on-one interview in Munich with a notorious, wife-beating German imam who The New York Times has nonetheless portrayed as a moderate peacemaker.

Read below–and prepare to be stunned.

“You are the first person I’ve given an interview to in a long time. The media, they tell lies about me.”

Sheikh Abu Adam spoke in an almost mournful tone as he led my cameraman and me down a dimly lit hallway in his Munich flat. His burly bodyguards, both dressed in similar al-Qaeda–like garb, flanked us on either side, as they would throughout the next three hours. Our destination was a small back room of the apartment where a Middle Eastern–style spread of chicken, rice, and pita bread awaited us.

This was Germany but it could have easily passed for Gaza—a fitting atmosphere for the Sheikh, an Egyptian native of Palestinian origin whose real name is Hesham Sheshaa. At the time of our meeting, his three wives and ten of his twelve (some say he has more) children lived with him in the cramped flat. The sound of a baby wailing and small children screaming from the next room cascaded off the walls around us as we sat to eat, but the Sheikh—who bears an uncanny facial resemblance to Osama bin Laden—appeared unfazed. He stroked his long beard and adjusted his Islamic headdress before joining his bodyguards in devouring large helpings of chicken and rice. Continue reading this article

Rwanda Genocide Perp -- Admitted as a Refugee -- Is Sentenced to Prison

In its haste to welcome the victims of the world, Washington’s rubber-stamp refugee policy has taken in a rogue’s gallery of despicable war criminals. The latest, Beatrice Munyenyezi (pictured), a commander in Rwanda’s systematic mass murder of Tutsi tribal members, is quite a piece of work, but is by no means unique in depravity.

Some of the noteworthy diverse criminals residing in America have included:

● Bosnian Sulejman Mujagic, was accused of murder and torture while an Army commander during the ethnic war in the former Yugoslavia. He was arrested in Utica in 2012, where 6500 Bosnians reside in one of the largest Bosno-diverse settlements in the country.

Gonzalo Guevara Cerritos was arrested in 2006 for being an illegal alien and also a member of the Salvadoran military death squad that brutally murdered six priests in 1989.

Kelbessa Negewo was an Ethiopian government official who participated in torture of political enemies who objected to the marxist regime. After immigrating to the US, he was later recognized in a New York City elevator by one of his torture victims.

Marko Boskic was a Serb militia triggerman who helped execute thousands of residents of Srebrenica in the 1995 massacre. Even so, he entered the US in 2000 using his real name and settle in Peabody Mass where he had numerous arrests for drunk driving and such, but was only tracked down when Boston Globe reporter Elizabeth Neuffer investigated. In 2010, the US extradited Boskic to Bosnia where he was tried and imprisoned.

Back to today’s case, where a Rwandan woman has been convicted of lying about her history of human rights abuses to enter the United States and sentenced to prison:

Rwandan who was given U.S. citizenship is jailed for 10 years for her role in country’s genocide where half a million were slaughtered, Associated Press, July 15, 2013

A woman who lied about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide was sentenced on Monday to ten years in prison, a fate her lawyers say is tantamount to a death sentence.

Rwanda native Beatrice Munyenyezi, from New Hampshire, remained stoic as U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe sentenced her to the maximum prison time. She declined her right to address the court.

Munyenyezi, 43, was convicted in February of entering the United States and securing citizenship by lying about her role as a commander of one of the notorious roadblocks in the city of Butare – where Tutsis were singled out for slaughter as they tried to evacuate.

According to some reports, a fifth of the 500,000 massacred during the Rwandan genocide were killed in Butare.

However due to the chaotic nature of the genocide, it has been difficult for experts to put exact numbers on how many died.

She also denied affiliation with any political party, despite her husband’s leadership role in the extremist Hutu militia party.

McAuliffe acknowledged she has led a crime-free and productive life since her arrival in New Hampshire in 1998 but said it was a life lived under false pretenses. Continue reading this article

Advances in Farm Robotics Lessen Need for Foreign Workers

Powerful business elites insist they need a massive immigration amnesty and vastly increased legal immigration because boomers are aging out of the workforce, so America needs to import tens of millions as replacement models.

However, the labor market has been gradually changing with increased efficiency in many occupations, from office work to agriculture, and much of that evolution stems from advances in technology and robotized machinery. Humans are becoming less necessary in many areas of employment because of robot replacement.

There is some good news here — fewer illiterate Mexicans are needed to tend fields of growing food because robots can do the strenuous ag work more cheaply.

Below, a computerized robot weeds a lettuce field in California.

The harvester shown below from a few years ago was advertised as replacing 35 laborers.

Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes, Associated Press, July 13, 2013

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on a laptop to ensure the machine was eliminating the right leafy buds.

The engineers were testing the Lettuce Bot, a machine that can “thin” a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the job by hand.

The thinner is part of a new generation of machines that target the last frontier of agricultural mechanization — fruits and vegetables destined for the fresh market, not processing, which have thus far resisted mechanization because they’re sensitive to bruising.

Researchers are now designing robots for these most delicate crops by integrating advanced sensors, powerful computing, electronics, computer vision, robotic hardware and algorithms, as well as networking and high precision GPS localization technologies. Most ag robots won’t be commercially available for at least a few years.

In this region known as America’s Salad Bowl, where for a century fruits and vegetables have been planted, thinned and harvested by an army of migrant workers, the machines could prove revolutionary.

Farmers say farm robots could provide relief from recent labor shortages, lessen the unknowns of immigration reform, even reduce costs, increase quality and yield a more consistent product. Continue reading this article

Peaceful #Justice4Trayvon Memo Didn’t Reach Oakland

According to the all-knowing media, nationwide demonstrations against the Not Guilty verdict of George Zimmerman were “mostly peaceful.” Apparently Oakland is not worthy of attention, since the Saturday night riot there was moderately destructive.

The damage to the downtown Sears store, for example, was estimated at $50,000 and required special thug tools to smash its heavy-duty glass windows and doors. Businesses in downtown Oakland have to be reinforced against the periodic violent outbursts by the local underclass, which is particularly unruly given the city’s permissiveness toward it. The Oakland Occupy movement lasted longer than almost anywhere else and was extremely violent.

Bay Area groups march in support of Trayvon Martin, San Francisco ABC, July 14, 2013

[. . .] Businesses across downtown Oakland were busy cleaning up after a demonstration late Saturday night turned to destruction.

All remnants of a violent protest Saturday night, when 100 people gathered after the verdict was read, marched through downtown Oakland and left destruction in their wake.

At Flora, on the corner of 19th and Telegraph, employees and patrons had to duck for cover under tables as the restaurant’s windows shattered around them.

“It was really scary for everyone,” witness Jessica Moncada said. “But the attitude, even with our staff, is that everyone understands why people are so angry. So there’s not a lot of animosity I guess towards the people, but one of our girls was pushed up against a wall, and so that’s not okay.”

Down the block, Sears has been a target during past demonstrations. On Saturday night, the business sustained the worst damage yet. Witnesses say the protesters used weights to smash nearly 30 windows and doors.

“I’m going to say pretty close to $50,000, around there,” said Manny Minjarez with San Lorenzo Glass. He says that’s the approximate cost to replace the windows that they’d already replaced before.

Despite all the damage, there were no arrests and no injuries. [. . .]

There were likely no arrests because Oakland was recently forced to pay out over $1 million to Oscar Grant protesters claiming police brutality. So the already violent city can expect to have even less police protection.

Being a business owner in downtown Oakland is a daunting endeavor, given the high crime and occasional mass anarchy.

One business hit was Dogwood, an upscale bar. Its Facebook page noted how anarchists had smashed all their windows on Saturday:

last night a group of black block idiots decided to smash our windows while drinking patrons sat inside. we will be closed today to clean but back open tomorrow, Monday. thanks for all the kind words. Oakland really sucks sometimes but it’s the city I love and wouldn’t change it’s heart, maybe just some of its spectators that like to cause mischief

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