The news story of Wednesday’s crazy-violent bank robbery in Stockton has gotten a lot of play here in the Bay Area. Hundreds of shots were fired in a chase and shoot-out with 20 cop cars pursuing the robbers at a high speed through three communities. Two of the three criminals were killed, and one hostage, a customer, was murdered and two other hostages, both bank employees, were wounded.
Below, the hijacked SUV tells the story of the gunfight with dozens of bullet holes.
The following local news segment My look inside Stockton gang life is from 2012 and shows the barbaric gang culture in the city, imported via Mexican immigration, as well as from home-grown black gangs like the Crips.
All three suspects in a deadly bank robbery and hostage drama in Stockton, California, are members of one of the city’s most violent and entrenched gangs, the Nortenos, police tell NBC News.
While investigators are still trying to determine why the suspects allegedly ended up taking three hostages — one of whom later died along with two of the three gunmen — after robbing the bank on Wednesday, police spokesman Joe Silva said Thursday that the suspects came armed for a fight and were ready to mix it up with police at the slightest provocation.
“We don’t exactly yet know their mindset” said Silva. “But they were ready to get in a gun battle if they thought police officers were going to intervene.”
Silva declined to identify the gang, but at a later news conference police said it was the “Norteno” street gang.
Police in Stockton have been targeting the gang — a local group affiliated with the dominant Latino gang in Northern California — for years. In November 2012, police rounded up at least 39 members of the gang and seized weapons and narcotics, according to KCRA-TV, NBC’s Sacramento affiliate.
Police on Thursday identified the surviving gunman as 19-year-old Jaime Ramos of Stockton. They did not identify the other two men, but said they were 27-year-old and 30-year-old residents of Stockton. Continue reading this article
Americans don’t want illegal or excessive immigration. When the issue has been in the news, like in 2010 when the Arizona law was in the headlines, polling shows the sentiment that is always there, that citizens want their borders and sovereignty enforced, not ignored.
Now, when citizens see the full horror of the liberal ideal of a borderless America, they are appalled.
Most voters don’t want any of the young illegal immigrants who’ve recently arrived here housed in their state and say any legislation passed by Congress to deal with the problem should focus on sending them home as soon as possible.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the primary focus of any new immigration legislation passed by Congress should be to send the young illegal immigrants back home as quickly as possible. Just 27% say it should focus instead on making it easier for these illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Advocates for the illegal immigrants argue that they are flooding into the country to escape violent situations in their home countries, but just 31% of U.S. voters think they are coming here now for their own safety. Most voters (52%) believe they are coming here for economic reasons. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.
Voters are more uncertain, however, when it comes to the $3.7 billion in new spending that President Obama has asked for from Congress to deal with these new illegal immigrants. Twenty-six percent (26%) think Congress should approve the president’s request even if it does not provide for quicker deportation of these illegals, but 40% oppose approval if money for sped-up deportation is not included. One-in-three voters (34%) are not sure.
Lynn is a city of 90,000, located ten miles north of downtown Boston, where the influx of dumped non-American children has played havoc with the town’s whole budget. The number of diverse foreign students has nearly doubled over two years, and the increased costs for schools have been paid by transferring funds that were designated for the health department and trash collection.
Some of the newbie dumped kids (248 from Guatemala) do not have any basic skills at all.
Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy remarked in a Fox News interview (below), “Often they come in not speaking English and not even speaking Spanish, but speaking a tribal dialect, a village dialect from their home province. In that case many of them are also illiterate in both of those languages. So we are really starting with older children, if you want to call them that, who have little or no formal schooling.”
The mayor said the hundreds of kids didn’t arrive all at once, but authorities began to notice an influx in fall of 2012, when 60 kids arrived from San Marcos, Guatemala.
Mayor Kennedy also noted that she increased her school budget 9.3 percent this year and had to decrease all the other departments 2 to 5 percent to make it up.
LYNN, Mass. — Lynn is a municipality on the brink. Key department officials say a recent influx of illegal immigrant children and families in the city is stressing almost every service from trash collection to healthcare.
“We have been aware of the unaccompanied children issue for quite a while, and we were able to absorb a lot of these children early on,” said Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. “But now it’s gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed, our health department is overwhelmed, the city’s budget is being sustainably altered in order of accommodate all of these admissions in the school department.”
Flanagan Kennedy says the first contact for immigrant arrivals in the city is the school system.
The amount of new foreign born student admissions has nearly doubled in the last two years. This school year alone saw more than 600 new admissions. Among those students, 248 were from Guatemala. Flanagan Kennedy says of those 248 children, 126 were illegal, undocumented minors.
“They are not literate in any language, so they do need some skills. And I assume they are enrolling in school to receive those skills,” said Catherine Latham, Lynn’s superintendent of schools
Latham says me the increase in new students has created overcrowding, forced her to hire more staff, and has impacted state testing scores and drop-out numbers.
Latham says that because of the age of some students, reportedly between 16 and 20 years old, they were placed in the ninth grade. Twenty years old is the cut off for high school entrants. Continue reading this article
The reason: robots and automation are replacing human workers on the farm just as surely as on the factory floor. A few years back, simple automatic harvesters and weeders began to appear in the fields.
Now the technical advances are startling: robots can see a vegetable ready to be harvested and pick it automatically with no human required.
America certainly doesn’t need to double legal immigration, as planned in the Senate Gang of Eight bill, particularly with unskilled peasants from Mexico and points south who will only be additions to the permanent welfare-using underclass.
Given the shrinking need for workers generally because of technology, the correct number of immigrants is ZERO.
At the turn of the last century, nearly half of the American workforce was dedicated to agriculture. Industrial inventions like the steel plow had made farming easier, but it was still grueling labor performed by men, women, and work animals.
The invention of the combustion engine changed all that. The mechanization of farm labor drove massive productivity gains, and today, agricultural workers make up just over 2% of the workforce.
Now, another revolution is underway—the outright automation of farming. Farm robots are increasingly capable of autonomously performing complex tasks including plowing, plant and soil surveillance, and even the harvesting of fruit and vegetables.
Thanks to a combination of cheap sensors and computer vision, machines are capable of more freely navigating and performing other complex tasks. The tech uses a combination of infrared sensors and stereoscopic cameras to drive autonomous telepresence robots in hospitals and allow advanced industrial bots to recognize, differentiate, and pick irregular shapes like haphazardly stacked boxes. (Computer vision is also behind Google’s Project Tango 3D-seeing smartphone and tablet.)
Clearly, these skills are also useful on the farm where many jobs have historically been beyond the average robot. Picking an apple, for example, requires visually examining an object that varies in shape and may be hidden in a chaotic canopy of leaves. Is it ripe? Workers must check for color and size. Continue reading this article
The project to divide America’s unwieldy, corrupt state into half a dozen chunks had disappeared from the news in recent months, but now has re-emerged, Phoenix-like, onto the political scene. If the petitions have enough valid signatures then it’s off to the election for the voters to have their say.
Of course, the only area of the current state with a robust economy is the Bay Area which includes Silicon Valley, where tech is booming. A divided California without the wealth producers of tech would be markedly poorer, and wealth redistributors wouldn’t like that. So there would be a liberal establishment backlash if the Six scheme got any traction with the voters. Plus Washington would have to agree — that would never happen.
SACRAMENTO — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper will submit signatures Tuesday to put what could be one of the most dramatic startups ever on the ballot – a plan to divide California into six states.
Draper, a multimillionaire known as “the Riskmaster,” and his team are expected to announce in Sacramento that they’ve gathered more than enough signatures to put the “Six Californias” measure before state voters.
The measure, a constitutional amendment, needs 807,615 valid signatures to qualify. Because the deadline has already passed for this November, the plan could end up on the November 2016 general election ballot.
Supporters would not say how many signatures they have gathered until Draper holds a news conference Tuesday in Sacramento. However, they said they were confident they had plenty to spare.
Democrats have denounced Draper’s idea, and worry that an outpouring of conservative support and a lengthy campaign for the proposal could hurt both Gov. Jerry Brown in November and the party’s presidential candidate in 2016. Continue reading this article
Unfortunately, schools are liberal government institutions that passively accept harmful edicts from on high rather than defend citizens, as resources are moved from American students to foreigners. Spanish-speaking staff will be hired instead of spending on other needs for the citizen kids.
The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools.
While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are struggling to absorb a new student population the size of Newark, New Jersey. More than 40,000 children, many of them fresh from violent, harrowing journeys, have been released since October to stateside relatives as courts process their cases.
“These kids were homesick and heartbroken,” said Robin Hamby, a family specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools in suburban Washington, which began feeling the surge almost as soon as it began three years ago.
Her Virginia district employs more teachers who work with non-English speakers than ever, and wrote a curriculum to reunite children and parents, many of whom haven’t seen one another in years. Houston is increasing training and translation. Los Angeles nurses are working overtime to screen for emotional trauma created on the journey north.
U.S. authorities have apprehended more than 52,000 lone minors this fiscal year, part of a wave mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. This week, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with the deluge that’s overwhelmed processing centers, shelters where some children stay, courts and social-service agencies. Continue reading this article
Obama’s border anarchy is endangering millions of American citizens by flooding the country with foreigners with diseases like tuberculosis. The administration’s refusal to end the border chaos has put public health seriously at risk.
The most recent outbreak of third world disease has been a Border Patrol agent who has caught bacterial pneumonia as a result of working in crowded conditions among contagious foreigners.
In the Fox & Friends video below, Tucker Carlson remarked (at 2:44):
“We’re also seeing the spread of diseases that have been pretty much wiped out in the United States, things like drug-resistant tuberculosis. You just saw a case of bacterial pneumonia a Border Patrol agent got this week. The union says he going to be be disabled for life by this disease he picked up from one of these illegals in a detention center down in Texas.”
Can parents trust the government to clean out contagious disease from alien kids before school starts in six weeks?
A Border Patrol agent from the Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while processing illegal immigrants, officials from National Border Patrol Council 2455 tell National Review Online.
Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of NBPC 2455, says the agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life, according to information relayed by the agent. The illness has so swollen the agent’s throat that it’s difficult for the agent to speak, Seely says.
“It’s a very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family,” he says. “[The agent’s] got small children.” He says that it’s too soon to tell if the agent will be able to make a full recovery and return to work, and says the agent was healthy prior to processing the immigrants.
“Our agents have been getting sick more often than before with flus and congestion and a whole bunch of respiratory illnesses,” says Hector Garza, the secretary and treasurer of NBPC 2455. “The processing room was severely overcrowded and that just made [it] the perfect breeding ground for these diseases.” Garza says he and other Border Patrol officials have had to communicate indirectly with the agent, via the family, because of the agent’s inability to speak.
Seely says the Laredo Sector has recently had illegal immigrants arrive with active cases of tuberculosis, scabies, lice and chicken pox.
Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online.
“Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”
Admission of all foreign students — illegal immigrants, refugees, and foreign nationals — has increased by more than 500 students since the 2010–2011 school year, Catherine Latham, the city’s superintendent of schools, tells NRO. Last school year, nearly 250 students arrived from Guatemala, including 126 enrolled in the ninth grade.
The majority of unaccompanied Guatemalan children arriving in the city hail from the city of San Marcos, Latham says, and are drawn by Lynn’s large Guatemalan population.
NRO has obtained Department of Health and Human Services documents and images of two unaccompanied aliens living in Lynn that appear to challenge the notion that the age information listened for these “children” on their documents is accurate.
Isai, pictured above (his full name has been withheld), was released from an HHS shelter to a person identified as a “family friend,” living in Lynn, according to his “Verification of Release Form” from HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement. According to the information provided on the form, HHS approved Isai’s release less than a month before the date of his 18th birthday. Continue reading this article
Chelsea is a city of 37,000 located across the river from Boston. It is now 62 percent hispanic, having begun to diversify in the 1970s.
Chelsea appears to have gotten a head start on the alien kiddie deluge, with the first wave arriving over the last school year. The fall enrollment started at 5500, but ended up with 6200, 285 of whom arrived from abroad and 25 direct from the border zone. And they are needy newbies, requiring Spanish-speaking teachers, tutors and counselors. These new hires come at the cost of existing programs.
But no dollar amount is given for the taxpayer cost for the education and treatment of the foreign children. Now resources are being shunted from American kids to the foreigners until the time when taxes are raised to pay for the increased diversity.
Furthermore, it’s hard to imagine that the citizen kids are getting an adequate education in the midst of the general turmoil and distraction for teachers and administrators.
CHELSEA (CBS) – The national immigration crisis on the United States’ southern border is now impacting Massachusetts.
Tens of thousands of children have come across the border on their own in the past year. Many of them are now finding their way to communities around Boston.
Chelsea is ground zero for this wave of children, many undocumented immigrants, coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
“There’s been a dramatic increase for us from January of this year through the closing of schools which was last week,” says Chelsea Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Bourque.
Schools in this city are bursting at the seams. At the start of this past school year, Chelsea had 5500 students. They ended with 6200. 285 of those new students came from outside the country. While another 75 arrived through Texas and Arizona, home to the crowded detention centers where the children are being housed as they cross.
“It’s a big strain in terms of being able to address the needs without knowing ahead of time that those will be the needs,” Bourque says. Continue reading this article
I happened to click on to PBS’ Charlie Rose Show yesterday where the illegal alien tsunami was being discussed by some Republican suits. Ed Rollins opined that our current system could be wildly expanded beyond the measly doubling of legal immigration (from one million annually) of the Senate amnesty bill, but should instead accept five to seven million annually.
ED ROLLINS: [starts 28:20] “We can expand the number. We are now a nation of 300 million plus people and we’re still dealing with very small numbers of immigrants, more than any other place in the world. But there’s no reason we can’t have 5, 6, 7 million legal immigrants come into the system every year and basically absorb them.”
Hey Ed Rollins, just what will 70 million unskilled foreigners do to support themselves in the next decade when the economy has become even more automated than it is now? As Oxford University researchers have estimated, 45 percent of US jobs are vulnerable to computerization in the next 20 years. The transformation is happening now: look around.
From France, we learn that a follower of the Religion of Peace was arrested for plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant. If successful, the attacks would have struck at icons of Western culture, as well as murdering many non-Muslim people.
The alleged perp was an Algerian butcher (!) residing in the south of France who was getting mass murder hints from his al Qaeda pals.
The case is yet another example that Muslims are a bad bet as immigrants — remember that 9/11 attack where the killers yelled Allahu Ackbar? Let’s just stop admitting Muslims into American communities before our luck runs out.
French authorities say they foiled an Islamic terrorist plot reportedly targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and a nuclear power plant last year.
The revelation comes as the country unveiled new anti-terror rules which included a proposal to ban terror suspects from leaving the country if it is thought they intend to fight abroad, The Telegraph reported.
French authorities revealed they arrested a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France June 2013, after they found coded messages between him and a high-ranking Al Qaeda member discussing how “to conduct jihad in the place you are currently,” according to Le Parisien.
The suspect, identified in the newspaper report as Ali M, reportedly said he would target French landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and “cultural events that take place in the south of France in which thousands of Christians gather for a month.” Continue reading this article
The community organizer in the White House is using the current border crisis as a spending opportunity where enforcement of America’s threatened perimeter hardly appears at all: most items on the President’s want list are about providing services to illegal aliens rather than defending the nation.
Federal officials last week paid $584 to buy four versions of Monopoly, five packs of playing cards, a dozen beanbag tosses and other games for illegal immigrant children — a small fraction of what the Obama administration now says it will take to clothe, feed, transport, house and, yes, entertain the children surging across the border.
Government contractors stand to see a good payday after President Obama submitted a request Tuesday for an additional $3.7 billion this year to cover the costs of handling the illegal immigrant families and, most costly, the unaccompanied children from Central America who are entering the U.S. in record numbers.
“There are significant resources that are required to deal with the situation,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “What we would like are some additional resources to make sure that we’re enforcing that law efficiently, both in terms of processing them through the immigration system, but also in terms of repatriating them if it’s found that they don’t have a legal basis for remaining in the country.”
Mr. Obama sent a letter to Congress detailing a request for 2014 alone: $879 million in additional funding to detain and deport illegal immigrant families, $116 million to transport unaccompanied children, and $522 million for more law enforcement both on the border and in Central America.
Mr. Obama also is asking for an additional $1.8 billion for the Health and Human Services Department to be able to house the children while they are awaiting immigration court hearings; $300 million for the State Department try to create better economic and security conditions in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; and $64 million for the Justice Department to hire more immigration judges.
The request puts an initial dollar figure on the border crisis but does little to settle the heated dispute over the way Mr. Obama is handling it.
“President Obama created this disaster at our southern border, and now he is asking to use billions of taxpayer dollars without accountability or a plan in place to actually stop the border crisis,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte. “Most of the money requested in the president’s supplemental seems geared toward processing Central Americans than stopping the surge itself.” Continue reading this article
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