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Violence Breaks Out at pro-Trump Rally in Huntington Beach | Mar 25, 2017

Violence pro and anti Trump protestors. MAGAMARCH in Huntington Beach

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Rally Aftermath

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Pro-Trump rally draws 2,000 marchers, some protesters and a fight

| OC Register

“HUNTINGTON BEACH – A “Make America Great Again” march in support of President Trump drew about 2,000 people to Bolsa Chica State Beach, including protesters.

At one point, a fight broke out and a protester pepper sprayed several marchers, including the organizer. Three people were arrested.

Earlier in the day, march organizers said they were hoping for peace.

“I’m not just here in support of Trump, but our vets, military, police officers and emergency responders,” said Darlene Savord of Tustin, one of the organizers.

The march, one of several around the nation, drew about 2,000 people, according to Bolsa Chica State Park officials. The event, a sea of American flags and the red MAGA hats popular in Trump’s campaign, was billed as kid-friendly and family-oriented.

But it was held at a time when strong disagreements have led to confrontations between Trump supporters and detractors.

Eric Sewell, who supports Trump, said he was more interested in having a dialogue than a heated dispute.

“I wanted to come here to talk, not to have fights on the street,” Sewell said. “Not everyone on the right is a hater.”

Some of the protesters wore black masks to avoid being identified on social media. But Christian Cole of Irvine removed his mask to talk to Sewell.

“I came here to hold a sign, play some music and win some hearts,” Cole said. “Fighting was not on my mind.”

The march began at Warner Avenue and PCH, and extended along a two-mile stretch of the bike path.

At one point, about 10 protesters stood across the bike path, creating a human wall to stop the march. The marchers either pushed through or walked around them.

The clash was immediately documented on social media.

Photo credit: Gatewaypundit.com

John Beaman, a 54-year-old Trump supporter from Tustin, said he and other marchers were trying to peacefully proceed when things got ugly.

A masked protester pepper sprayed march organizer Jennifer Sterling. Soon after that, Beaman said, a crowd bearing American flags chased the protester into a parking lot. The protester jumped over a fence and was arrested.

“This is frustrating because we are trying to claim the higher ground here,” Beaman said.

Jordan Hoiberg from Newport Beach said the protester wielded the pepper spray in self defense.

“We were expecting it to be more peaceful,” said Hoiberg, a member of the Socialist Party USA, one of the protest organizers. “We were not about to start something when we are 10 people and they are a thousand. That would be suicidal.”

Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police said three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray. Two people suffered minor injuries, he said.”

….Continue reading @ OC Register

 

Harsh portrayal of hometown Congressman Devin Nunes riles neighbors and friends in Tulare California

| The Fresno Bee

“Nunes & Sons dairy north of Tulare, where embattled local congressman Devin Nunes learned the dairy business as a youth, is feeding and milking Jersey cows 24 hours a day.

Jersey cows produce more milk fat than other dairy breeds, making the milk worth more. But a detail like that is easy to lose sight of, and the image of cows with huge udders ready for milking makes it easy for the national media to portray the leader of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as, well, maybe not up to the task when the controversy involved alleged Russian attempts to disrupt an American presidential contest.

That’s a view that plain annoys farmer Brian Watte of Tulare. He grows cotton, alfalfa, black-eyed peas and pistachio trees, and has known Nunes well before he was elected to Congress more than 14 years ago.

“This B.S. that he milks cows from Podunk and shouldn’t be on the intelligence committee – c’mon,” Watte said. “It’s just a continuation of, I guess, Trump’s election. They need to get over it.”

In the agricultural community of Tulare, the Nunes family is known for working hard and speaking plainly, Watte said: “There’s no beating around the bush. They are straight ahead. What you see is what you get.”

Nunes, whose district has been safely Republican with a 43-33 percent voter registration advantage for the GOP over Democrats, lives in Tulare and often comes home to see his family.

The Nuneses live in a gated community named Presidential Estates, where a three-bedroom, three-bath home lists for $340,000.

Judy Medcalf, a retired piano teacher, is a neighbor who rejects the national media’s negative portrayal of the congressman.

“I think it’s ridiculous,” she said Friday as she and her husband, Robert, a retired pastor, exited through the entry gate to Presidential Estates. “Washington is a broken thing, and I think it’s more of the same. I think we need to get past all this stuff and work for the common good of America.”

Like other neighbors of Nunes, she complained about the protesters who two weeks ago occupied sidewalks outside the gated neighborhood and made a lot of noise using a bullhorn.

“I support the First Amendment,” she said. But “to come where a person lives. I don’t see the point of that.” Holding public office is a sacrifice, and Nunes’ children have the right to feel safe at their home, she said.

“Devin is a fine person. He’s a good father,” she said. “I see him out with his children.”

Carlos Holguin, 73, a semi-retired contractor who has done cement work for Nunes’ dairies and ran into Nunes on a trip to Washington, D.C., lives next to the gated community.

“I’m kind of a Nunes fan or whatever you want to call it,” he said. “He’s a person who stands behind what he says … Quite a few people around here like him.”

The negative criticism of Nunes is off-base, he said.

“People are talking without knowing anything,” he said. “Democrats are sticking with Democrats. They won’t open their ears.”

Nunes represents the 22nd Congressional District, which includes Tulare, Visalia, Clovis and part of Fresno. He always has had strong support from the region’s farmers and agricultural industry. Last year, he won re-election by capturing 68 percent of the vote.

But the headlines of this week have also riled local opponents.

A group called Together We Will Fresno said it is helping to identify and support a Democratic challenger to Nunes and is raising money to try to turn the red district blue.

“Nunes’ sophomoric and apparently partisan stunt today is further indication that he is out of his depth on the Intelligence Committee,” Michael D. Evans, chairman of the Fresno County Democratic Party, said earlier this week. “Nunes has now used a national platform to embarrass not only himself but also his Central Valley district.”

But even those in Tulare who didn’t vote for Nunes shy away from that kind of rhetoric.

Ramon Cervantes, 71, who lives in the neighborhood next to Nunes’ home, said he’s not a Republican, but “I would not insult him. I’ve been in the military. Even if I don’t like my first sergeant, I respect the rank.

“My advice to him is to look at the bigger picture,” he said. “He gets information, then he goes to Trump when he’s supposed to share it with the Democrats. All eyes are on this and you do something like that?”

Jim Dokken, 70, of Tulare, a retired farm equipment sales general manager, said Nunes made a mistake.

“I like the guy,” Dokken said. “In this instance, I think he made an error in judgment.”

Nunes apologized to fellow committee members for not telling them first about how communications of members of the Trump presidential transition team, and maybe Trump himself, may have been monitored by intelligence agencies.

Nunes may be the hometown congressman, but life goes on and not everyone is watching the nation’s capital and the congressman’s struggles.

Kelsey De La Garza, 28, is a graduate of Tulare Western High and employed as a waiter who voted for Hillary Clinton and didn’t cast a vote for Congress. He was taking a power walk Friday in Blain Park across the street from Nunes’ neighborhood.

“I’ve seen his name posted everywhere on Facebook,” he said. “Something about surveillance.”

Meanwhile, Donahue Green, who lives across the street from Presidential Estates, was washing his golf cart.

“I’m not into politics. I’m a retired pastor,” he said. “I just pray for him. That’s all I can do.”

….Continue reading more @ Fresno Bee

 

“They’re Like The Praetorian Guard” – Whistleblower Confirms NSA Targeted Congress, The Supreme Court, & Trump

| ZeroHedge

Authored by Chris Menahan via InformationLiberation.com,

NSA whistleblower William Binney told Tucker Carlson on Friday that the NSA is spying on “all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House.”

Binney, who served the NSA for 30 years before blowing the whistle on domestic spying in 2001, told Tucker he firmly believes that Trump was spied on.

“They’re taking in fundamentally the entire fiber network inside the United States and collecting all that data and storing it, in a program they call Stellar Wind,” Binney said.

 “That’s the domestic collection of data on US citizens, US citizens to other US citizens,” he said. “Everything we’re doing, phone calls, emails and then financial transactions, credit cards, things like that, all of it.”

“Inside NSA there are a set of people who are — and we got this from another NSA whistleblower who witnessed some of this — they’re inside there, they are targeting and looking at all the members of the Supreme Court, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congress, both House and Senate, as well as the White House,” Binney said.

 “And all this data is inside the NSA in a small group where they’re looking at it. The idea is to see what people in power over you are going to — what they think, what they think you should be doing or planning to do to you, your budget, or whatever so you can try to counteract before it actually happens,” he said.

“I mean, that’s just East German,” Tucker responded.”

Continue reading more @ ZeroHedge

 

Best comment tonight at ZeroHedge:

Let’s file this under NO SHIT.  

Anyone who thinks that a society can function as a republic with political independence as a private bank creates  and disperses its money and shadow security agencies collect all forms of internet, financial, phone, text and other electronic communication are FUCKING INSANE.

 

Three Bodies Found at the entrance to Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas | Mar 24, 2017

Mexico Confirms three dismembered bodies at the entrance of Pedregal in CSL

| La Tribuna de Los Cabos | Google Translation

Cabo San Lucas |  The Attorney General of the State reports that approximately 21: 55 hours on Thursday 23 month and year, learned via C4 in Camino de la Plaza, in the Pedregal neighborhood, Cabo San Lucas, human remains were found.

On site research agents and assigned to the Directorate of Forensic Services experts were established, corroborated the above, located the remains of three people, two males and one female.

Therefore they proceeded to lifting and transporting the remains to the forensic medical service for necropsy law.

The occisas (identities of?) people are as unknown.

Therefore, the prosecutor of the Specialized Investigation Crime of Intentional Homicide Unit and Judicialization initiated the corresponding folder to perform the necessary expert analyzes each and every one of the test data and evidence found in the crime scene to identify the deceased today and clarify this criminal act.”

….Continue reading @ La Tribuna de Los Cabos

 

Mexico: 3 Bodies Found in Coolers Near Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas

| CTVNews.ca

“The Associated Press | March 20 2017

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – Mexican authorities say the remains of three people have been found in the Pacific resort city of Cabo San Lucas.

The Baja California Sur state prosecutor’s office reports that the remains of two men and a woman were discovered late Sunday inside two ice chests left on a sidewalk.

The area is near El Medano beach, which is home to tourist hotels and condominiums.”

…See more @ CtvNews

 

 

Another incident in Cabo at El Pedregal?

| Trip Advisor – Cabo San Lucas Forums

Re: Another incident in Cabo at El Pedregal?

Seems like they are finding bodies everyday now. Cabo turning into the next Acapulco?

It doesn’t matter how many times someone from the forum thinks this is inappropriate. The fact remains that 3 more bodies were found at the base of Pedregal last night.

People that travel to Los Cabos should be informed about what is going on.

Re: Another incident in Cabo at El Pedregal?
I love Cabo just as much as many of you. I have been here over 40 times in the last 20 years. But I think it is important for people to know this information so they can plan their trips accordingly. I am not a drug dealer nor a drug user but I can tell you now that I know I won’t be going for my early evening runs there. I will always go to Cabo this is not being an alarmist it about getting educated and not being naïve. It’s like the psa announcements..”The More You Know”

….Read the comments @ Trip Advisor | Cabo

 

 

Time to Investigate Obama, not Just Trump

| PJ Media

“Whether Barack Obama ordered the surveillance of Donald Trump during the transition is not the question.  He would never have had to. In fact, he would have been highly unlikely to have done so for obvious legal and practical/political reasons.  Instead, supporters of the then president in a position to authorize or activate such surveillance would normally know or assume his wishes anyway without having to be told and could act accordingly.

That is the way of the world since there was a world.

The operative question is whether these recorded conversations then ever wound up on Obama’s desk or whether he knew about them in some other manner… and, if so, when. If the worst is true, it is a scandal that makes Watergate seem like a child’s prank.  Even Watergate’s own Bob Woodward seemed to acknowledge as much on The O’Reilly Factor on Wednesday night.

This is why any legitimate investigation by a congressional committee or anyone else must encompass both Obama and Trump.  This is a two-part story.  If both parties are not investigated — they cannot be separated — this is no more than a partisan show.  Further, the press cannot even faintly be trusted to investigate or adjudicate this matter.  Their bias is so overwhelming it would sink the Titanic twice.

Meanwhile, this situation keeps exploding. A letter just published online alleges that not only Donald Trump has been been bugged, but the chief justice of the Supreme Court. It also avers our intelligence agencies have been engaged in systematic illegal surveillance of prominent Americans for years while lying to us consistently. But the subject of the letter, who claims to have left his contractor job at the NSA and the CIA with “47 hard drives and over 600 million pages” (of classified information), is himself accused of fraud.   So I take no stand.

Nevertheless, something must be done about this privacy problem from top to bottom if we are to have decent lives as citizens and have a democratic republic in any way similar to what the Founders conceived.  How this can be accomplished in the present atmosphere is, to say the least, unclear.  The hatred of Trump by the media and the Democrats is so profound that rational discussion seems close to impossible. But we are headed toward being a society devoid of trust, if we don’t try.  I made my little attempt at comity.  Originally this article was titled “Time to Investigate Obama, not Trump.”  I add the “Just” — for fairness.”

….Continue reading more @ PJ Media

 

Discussion to Dump Speaker Ryan Begins

| Breitbart

“Republican officials in Congress and the White House are now openly discussing finding a GOP replacement to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, after Ryan failed to pass the American Health Care Act out of the House and misled the public and President Donald Trump when he promised repeatedly the bill would pass.

Ryan was caught on an audio file from October—obtained by Breitbart News and published a couple weeks ago—saying he is “not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” While the audio file does not make the comments clear, Ryan’s staff later claimed that it was specifically about the Access Hollywood tape scandal from the election. The audio tape of Ryan, recorded from a House GOP members’ conference call, does not make that context clear.

Many allies of the president and several White House officials over the weeks since have confirmed to Breitbart News that the president is concerned that Ryan may not have his—or his agenda’s—best interests at heart. Ryan’s failure to deliver the votes on healthcare cement Trump’s skepticism of Ryan, they say.”

…..Continue reading more @ Breitbart

Obama’s Enabling of Illegal Alien Rapists with Open Borders Policies | Mar 22, 2017

Exclusive—Immigration Expert: Obama’s ‘Catch And Release’ Policy Allowed Illegal Alien Rape Suspects into the U.S.

| Breitbart

“An alleged rapist was delivered from Central America to a school hallway in Maryland by former President Barack Obama’s policy of treating economic migrants as if they were victims of crime, said an expert on illegal immigration.

“The only reason the older youth, Sanchez Milian, was in the country at all was because of the Obama administration’s catch and release policies that allowed him to be resettled in Maryland (with the support of taxpayers), with few questions asked,” the Center for Immigration Studies’ Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News.

“Few groups of illegal immigrants have left such a violent mark in our community as these so-called unaccompanied minors—they are almost like modern day Marielitos (the Cuban inmates released by Fidel Castro decades ago),” she said. “Dozens have been arrested for violent crimes in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and Texas.”

Police arrested two illegal alien suspects, 18-year-old Henry E. Sanchez Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, on Thursday after staff at Rockville High School in Maryland reported a sex attack on a 14-year-old freshman who had just escaped her alleged assailants. Sanchez Milian is a citizen of Guatemala.

Border patrol agents encountered him in Texas in August as he crossed from Mexico into the U.S., according to WTOP.com.

Obama administration policy required he be issued a notice to appear before an immigration judge for a hearing, and in the meantime, Sanchez Milian was free to roam around as he pleased. Despite his age, he was permitted to enroll in a public high school as a freshman.”

….Continue reading @ Breitbart

 

 

Two of President Obama’s Undocumented Alien “Children” Brutally Rape 14-Year-Old Maryland Student During School…

| TheConservativeTreeHouse

“Those of you who have followed the Undocumented Alien Children (UAC) story, which began in the summer of 2014, will note the nationality of two UAC’s who brutally raped a 14-Year-Old Rockville Maryland Student.

Henry Sanchez, 18, originally from Guatemala and Jose Montano, 17, a native of El Salvador, brutally raped a 14-year-old high school student on Thursday.   Sanchez had a pending illegal alien removal case (deportation order) pending, which was not carried out while immigration activists tried to block the deportation.

Sanchez and Montano dragged the 14-year-old victim into a school bathroom where they repeatedly gang raped her during school session.  The sickening story is partially explained in the local news coverage:

The 2014 UAC Crisis was specifically an out of control influx of “Unaccompanied Alien Children” that were not children, and were not unaccompanied.

There were entire families relocating illegally, and thousands of South American gang members including MS13 gang members, all teenage or early twenties males, who crossed the border under the auspices of being children.  They were categorized as “refugees” and settled in numerous communities throughout the U.S.”

Much more here @ TheConservativeTreeHouse

 

Rep. Waters calls for commission, says ‘Trump is a liar and FBI Director still has no credibility’

| DailyKos

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is not the least bit satisfied with Director Comey’s appearance before the House Intelligence Committee.

My takeaways: Donald Trump is a liar & the FBI Director still has no credibility. He needs to also explain HIS interference in the election.

Waters released a scorching statement demanding answers from Director Comey about why he chose to release a letter about Hillary Clinton’s email, that contained ZERO new information about her email and did not utter one word about the FBI’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. It’s a fair question and the American people deserve answers.

In her statement below, she also blasted the conduct of House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes and Republicans in the hearing yesterday, saying they demonstrated they “cannot be trusted to investigate.”

…Continue reading more @ DailyKos

Federal Judge in Hawaii Backing Imam with Muslim Brotherhood Ties | Mar 17, 2017

Imam With Muslim Brotherhood Ties is Main Plaintiff in Hawaii Case Blocking Trump Travel Ban

| theGatewayPundit

It appears that the Muslim Brotherhood is essentially running our foreign policy

“The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an Imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries according to research by WND.

Via WND:

Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.

One of those six countries is Syria. Elshikh’s mother in law is Syrian and would not be able to visit her family in Hawaii for 90 days if Trump’s ban were allowed to go into effect.

Hawaii’s Obama-appointed federal judge, Derrick Watson, made sure the ban did not go into effect, striking it down Wednesday while buying Hawaii’s claim that it amounts to a “Muslim ban.” The state’s attorney general, along with co-plaintiff Elshikh, claims the ban would irreparably harm the state’s tourism industry and its Muslim families.

 

….Continue reading more @ theGatewayPundit

 

Super. Our digital vetting system gave citizenship or green cards to thousands who were ordered deported

| HotAir

“That plan for “extreme vetting” may turn out to be extremely problematic, but don’t blame it on Donald Trump. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service began working on a program in 2006 designed to bring the vetting of immigrants into the digital era.

Unfortunately, as this new report from NextGov shows, it ran into problems almost immediately and even after implementation began it wound up being fraught with glitches and running “extremely” over budget.

Shutdowns, delays and budget overruns in the information technology system the government’s immigration service uses could allow terrorists or criminals to mistakenly receive citizenship or green cards, lawmakers fretted Thursday.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ tech troubles date back to 2006 when the agency began a massive program to create an Electronic Immigration System, or ELIS.

That project, spearheaded by IBM, had stumbled miserably by 2012 when USCIS cut the project up into shorter time frames with smaller deliverables. Since then, the project has continued to suffer bugs and delays, the agency and its auditors testified before a House Homeland Security Committee panel.

Forget about inefficiency and cost overruns. This next bit is the part that really caught everyone’s attention. We’ve been handing out green cards and citizenship papers to people who were supposed to have been loaded on a bus headed for the border. And we’re not just talking about a few here. (Emphasis added)

Because of system bugs, shifts between manual and digital processing and other issues, USCIS erroneously issued about 20,000 green cards and granted citizenship to more than 800 people who had previously been ordered deported during the past six months, an auditor found.

This project is years behind schedule, and while we’re used seeing Uncle Sam frittering away large amounts of the taxpayer’s money, being $1 billion in the hole is nothing to sneeze at. But that’s really not the alarming part here. It’s one thing to be concerned over whether or not tough immigration policies are depriving qualified applicants of good intent a chance to become citizens. It’s quite another to find out that the system is failing in the opposite direction and that nearly a thousand people who had previously been scheduled for deportation were mistakenly granted citizenship with another 20,000 getting green cards. And that was just in a six month period. How many have we done this for in total since 2012?”

…..Continue reading more @ HotAir

Hawaii Federal Obama Judge Appointee Prevents Trump Refugee EO | Mar 16, 2017

Hawaii Obama Judge Rules Muslim Imam Has Special Constitutional Rights to Bring Anyone from Terror Countries into America

|  Breitbart

“In a ruling issued on Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge, and Obama appointee, prevented the President of the United States from enforcing his own executive order to protect the nation from migrants from terror-riddled countries.

The judge then prevented every other judge and every other state from following the President’s order, the judge making himself a one-man Supreme Court and substitute President.

The judge then held that American universities and immigrants living here can prohibit America from ever limiting immigration from Muslim-heavy countries, claiming the First Amendment gives Muslim-dominant nations a right of immigration to America.

Such arrogance and abuse of authority sound familiar? Such First Amendment favoritism toward Islam sound familiar? Well, Obama did appoint this judge, and a rule of thumb with federal judges is they tend to mirror the psychologies of the man who appointed them.

The judge’s ruling is completely lawless, mirroring Obama’s deep state allies in his shadow government’s attempt to sabotage the Trump presidency. There is no precedent for the court’s order. In fact, every precedent is against the court’s order; just read the detailed logic and scholastic citation of proper governing legal authorities from the decision of a moderately liberal Boston judge who upheld every part of Trump’s prior order.

To give you an idea of how lawless the decision is, just try to find the analogous case the Hawaii judge cites for his ruling; there is none, not one single prior example of another judge ever doing what this Judge did to the extent he did it.

To give you another example of how baseless the court’s ruling is, even liberal law professors and scribes criticized the more limited Ninth Circuit decision that this Hawaii judge goes far beyond. Liberal law professor Turley noted Trump should win a challenge against that ruling. Liberal democrat professor Alan Dershowitz noted the same. Liberal law scribe Jeffrey Toobin conceded the same.

Attorney Robert Barnes joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss his latest Breitbart News column:

“The district court judge in Hawaii, who was a fellow law graduate of Harvard law school with former President Obama – and, in fact, Obama was in Hawaii yesterday before the decision was issued, so some people have speculated on the coincidence of that. But he issued a decision that blocks the ability of anybody to enforce the order anywhere,” Barnes said. “So he went beyond just the district of Hawaii. He said no state can enforce it. Nobody in any part of the country can enforce it. Nobody anywhere in the administration can enforce it. He issued what’s called a nationwide injunction, and it precludes any application of the order, pretty much, on any aspect of the order, pretty much, until there’s further review.”

“His basis for doing so was an extraordinary interpretation of the right to travel and the freedom of association, which before, has only been associated with U.S. citizens,” Barnes continued. “Every court decision in the 200 years prior to this has said that people who are not citizens of the United States, who are not present within the United States, have no First Amendment constitutional rights. The Constitution doesn’t extend internationally to anybody, anywhere, anyplace, at any time. Instead, this judge said it did, as long as you had a university here who wanted to assert, quote-unquote, the foreigner’s rights, or you had some physical person here. In this case, it was one of the leading Muslim imams in Hawaii; he wants to bring over various family and friends from the Middle East.”

“The Hawaii judge’s decision says he has a First Amendment constitutional right to do so because he’s Muslim. It was one of the most extraordinary interpretations of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment ever given, which is that because these are Muslim countries that were banned where the issue of terror arises from that that meant they had a special right to access the country and visit the country,” he said.

“As long as there is somebody here that wants them here, no president can ever preclude them from coming here. He basically gave First Amendment rights to everybody around the world and gave special preferences to people who are Muslim under his interpretation of the First Amendment,” Barnes summarized.

“So it’s an extraordinarily broad order. Its legal doctrine has no limits. If you keep extending this, it means people from around the world have a special right to access the United States, visit the United States, emigrate to the United States, get visas to the United States. There wouldn’t be any limit, and the president would never be able to control our own borders. It would be up solely to the whim of a federal judge who effectively delegated it, in this case, to a Muslim imam in Hawaii,” he contended.

Barnes noted that the judge did not “cite any prior decision” that has ever established this astonishing new quirk of the Constitution.”

…Continue reading more @ Breitbart

 

Federal Judge In Hawaii Enjoins Second Executive Order

| JonathanTurley.org

Last night, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the second immigration order of President Donald Trump from going into effect on Thursday.

The 43-page opinion is scathing and relies not only on the statements of President Trump but the recent statements of his chief aide Stephen Miller.  While I respectfully disagree with Judge Watson and view his decision as contrary to the weight of existing case law, the opinion again shows the perils of presidents and their aides speaking publicly about litigation.

Watson found that there was a “strong likelihood of success” for challengers because “a reasonable, objective observer — enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance — would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.”  He strongly dismissed the argument that this is not a religious ban since it did not impact the vast majority of Muslims: “The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed.”

As previously discussed, I believe that the odds favor the Administration in prevailing in the long run.  It could face a mix of decisions on the lower courts as it did with the first order. However, this order is a better product and presumably the Justice Department will markedly improve its performance in the defense of the order.  I do not see how a strong likelihood of prevailing could be maintained on existing case law, particularly under the establishment clause.”
….Continue reading more @ JonathanTurley.org

Grandstanding Judicial Supremacy Must End

| PJ Media

“Here we go again. Last month it was Seattle District Judge James L. Robart who decided he had the authority to contravene the president’s executive order “on a nationwide basis,” temporarily banning entry into the United States of people from seven terrorist hot spots (Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, etc.). Come on in folks, don’t mind the laws of the United States! All are welcome.

Judge Robart, whom no one had ever heard of before, got a lot of play in the anti-Trump media (which is to say, the media tout court) and has doubtless been dining out on that sever since.

As I said at the time, Judge Robart’s restraining order, especially its nationwide application, struck me as legally dubious and, practically speaking, unworkable. Can we really have six or seven hundred district judges making policy for the entire country? For make no mistake, that’s what Judge Robart did. At the behest — or with the collusion — of a couple of blue state attorneys general, Judge Robart decided that he had the authority to contravene a legally framed executive order issued by the president of the United States and to make himself, Judge James L. Robart, the supreme law of the land.

Since he happened to reflect the establishment anti-Trump consensus, it was all a big hit with the establishment anti-Trump media. So it is no surprise that in the wake of the president’s new travel ban, another grandstanding judge — several of them, in fact — is eager to horn in on the publicity. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson from Hawaii made a bid for his fifteen minutes of notoriety and blocked the travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. According to Judge Watson, the travel ban was not about national security, as the president said, but “significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus.”

I’d say that was ridiculous on the face of it. If Donald Trump wanted to institute a travel ban against Muslims, why would he neglect to include countries in which more than 85 percent of Muslims live? No, the ban has to do with national security, not religion. But leave that to one side. The real issue is: Who asked Judge Watson? As Andrew McCarthy has explained with his usual perspicacity when Judge Robart weighed in on the first travel ban, the president has plenary power to decide who may and who may not travel to the United States.

McCarthy cites federal immigration law Section 1182(f):

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be  detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary,  suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or  impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate (emphasis added).

In other words, Donald Trump’s travel bans were perfectly legal.

But legality is not the issue. Political warfare is the name of the game. Judge Watson, joined by a handful of his anti-Trump confrères and the vast majority of the media elite, has decided that the judiciary, not the executive branch, is in charge of international relations and foreign affairs. (In fact, they believe that the judiciary, so long as it hews to a progressive agenda, is in charge of everything, but that is an issue for another day.)

Now the Ninth Circuit, which has jurisdiction over the case, is famously latitudinarian. It sided with Judge Robart in his original TRO last month. But things may be different this time around. Yesterday, five judges said they considered that decision incorrect. “Whatever we, as individuals, may feel about the president or the executive order,” Judge Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit wrote, “the president’s decision was well within the powers of the presidency.”

For his part, Donald Trump blasted the “unprecedented judicial overreach” of Judge Watson. What’s next? The president has vowed to fight the case all the way to the Supreme Court. Absent a ninth member of that Court, the decision is likely to be split 4-4, thus affirming the lower Court’s decision. So in part this story might be called “Waiting for Gorsuch.”

But I suspect the left-leaning judicial supremacists may have pulled off a scab from a wound that now will fester. There are various expedients that could be pursued. There is nothing in the Constitution that says the U.S. has to maintain a District Court system at all. A Supreme Court, yes. There it is in Article 3. But Judge Robart’s or Judge Watson’s perch? Tell me where the Constitution specifies that. Nor does the Constitution say anything about judicial compensation; perhaps it should be zero. Who knows what the ingenuity of man might discover?”

…..Continue reading @ PJ Media

74 year old American woman Todos Santos Victim of Home Invasion Robbery |

Thieves muzzle a 74-year old American woman in Todos Santos Home Invasion|  Mar 14, 2017

| BCS Noticias

“After the woman surrendered her statement, she was taken aboard a paramedic to a local hospital unit, as had symptoms of nervous breakdown.
La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). The Directorate General of Public Security, Preventive Police and Municipal Transit (DGSPPPTM) of La Paz, announced that on Tuesday March 14 of year, in the delegation of Todos Santos, would have been a robbery home room , in which the assailants would amagado a foreign woman, to steal various items from your home.

The incident occurred when at around 4:10 am this day, a notice in which it was reported that in a house in the streets gave Shrimp and Snapper, colony Las Brisas and in Todos Santos, requested assistance by of the elements of the security unit, after an American woman reported a robbery.

Given this, the troops moved immediately to the place; upon arrival, they met with Mrs. Maryann Douglas, 74 – year-old, who reported that moments before, 2 male persons had entered her home, tying her hands and feet.

Foreigner, told the police that the assailants had taken their vehicle brand Jeep line Liberty 2005 brown, plus $ 250, 2,000 pesos in cash, two gold necklaces, two passports, a book stay in Mexico, a Apple brand music player, a portable computer, Apple iphone phone brand, a type brand Samsung plasma screen TV, and a DVD player, a pair of diamond earrings and several bottles of alcoholic drinks.

After the woman surrendered her statement, she was taken aboard a paramedic to a local hospital unit, as had symptoms of nervous breakdown.

As reported by the agency, the elements he reported the facts to the Public Prosecutor of the Delegation of Todos Santos, who instructs them to fill the minutes and transfer to these facilities.”

….Continue reading @ BCS Noticias

…..This article was translated from the original Spanish by Google Translate. And even though the translation is rather poor, one gets the gist of it. Baja California and Los Cabos have changed unfortunately in a profound and dangerous way. It’s very sad. 

Strange that this story and the stories over the weekend were not covered by the mainstream media. /CJ

 

 

Tourists take cover in Los Cabos violence

| Mexico News Daily

“A police pursuit and gunfire in the hotel zone of San José del Cabo early Sunday morning generated panic among tourists and hotel workers, although such incidents are more frequent in the state of Baja California Sur than they used to be.

An unofficial report said police became suspicious of two men travelling in a sport-utility vehicle on the San José-Cabo San Lucas highway. But when they were ordered to stop they fled instead.

Police pursued them into the hotel zone, where one abandoned the vehicle and ran for the nearby hotel Hyatt Ziva. Gunfire drove frightened onlookers in the hotel lobby to dive for cover but the fugitive was soon apprehended.

His accomplice was also caught.

Drugs and an assault rifle were found in their vehicle.

It was the first time that a clash between police and armed gangsters has occurred in one of the area’s hotels, the newspaper BCS Noticias reported.

The incident was yet another in a wave of violence that has engulfed much of the state, where gunfire in the streets, narco-messages left with bodies, drug seizures and the characteristics of the murders are indications that there’s a war on for control of retail drug sales.

Six bodies were found near San José and Cabo San Lucas last Thursday and Friday, all were victims of assassination and some showed signs of torture.

In the municipality of Los Cabos alone there were 51 gangland murders in January, up from seven in 2016. February’s figure was down slightly at 41, but up from just four the previous year.

According to one local media report, 38% of the state’s security personnel failed their trust and evaluation tests, the second-worst performance level in the whole country.

State officials said in December that 40 municipal police in Los Cabos who had failed the tests had been dismissed, a move that prompted local officials to fill the vacuum with 190 officers of the National Gendarmerie, whose deployment is being supported financially by local businesses.

But the municipality lost yet more local police last Thursday when at last 30 handed in their resignations, disillusioned by authorities who they claim have left the force dismantled, without vehicles, weapons and uniforms and defenseless against organized crime, according to a report by Octavio Día.

However, the resignations have not been accepted because the force hasn’t enough officers to carry out security operations that have been drawn up for San José’s annual festival, which starts tomorrow.

That event drew some harsh criticism last week from a municipal councillor who questioned the hiring of a Sinaloa band whose songs, called narcocorridos, pay tribute to drug cartel leaders and their acts of violence.”

…..Continue reading @ Mexico News Daily

 

‘He had no right to be here’: Family faces undocumented immigrant charged in woman’s death

| LA Daily News

Estuardo Alvarado, 45, who was deported from the U.S. five times, is accused of killing Sandra Duran, 45, of Arleta, while fleeing the scene of another accident and slamming into Duran’s car.

“The fiancé of a woman allegedly killed by an undocumented immigrant lashed out at the system Tuesday after the suspect appeared in court for a preliminary hearing.

Rodrigo Macias was among about 30 of Duran’s family members and friends who attended the brief hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando.

“I was looking at the illegal alien who killed my fiancée… I’m very angry that this could happen in a sanctuary city,” Macias said referring to Los Angeles, which is among 400 jurisdictions across the country that have sanctuary policies protective of immigrants in the U.S. “If this were not a sanctuary city this would not have happened.”

As Macias spoke, Duran’s family members comforted each other.

“My kids don’t have anyone to visit anymore,” he said of his late fiancée’s two sons. “He had no right to be here at all.”

Los Angeles has never officially declared itself a sanctuary city, but as the administration of President Donald Trump continues to crack down on undocumented immigrants, L.A.’s leaders, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck have continued to say the city has no plans to get involved in any deportation efforts by the federal government. They also say the city will continue a long-standing policy against allowing officers to stop people solely to determine their immigration status.

Alvarado is due back in court for another preliminary hearing on April 18.”

…..Continue reading @ LA DailyNews

Six Murdered near Cabo San Lucas Airport | Mar 13, 2017

6  killed around Mexico resort of Los Cabos

– Yahoo News

 “SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors said six bodies had been found dumped on Thursday and Friday around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, which has been the scene of increasing violence in recent months.
The prosecutors’ office said a woman’s body was discovered on a road leading to the airport along with several doses of methamphetamine and marijuana. The bodies of three men were found wrapped in plastic bags and a tarp in San Jose del Cabo and the bodies showed signs of torture. A man and a woman were found shot to death in the area near the airport.

Elsewhere in Mexico, prosecutors in the central state of Puebla said Friday that they had arrested 87 suspects linked to a kidnapping and fuel-theft gang.

The state prosecutors’ office said members of the gang were responsible for killing three state detectives who were investigating kidnappings by the gang, known as “The Bucanans.”

The agents’ slaying earlier this week led to a huge operation in which police detained suspected gang members and police officers and a mayor who allegedly collaborated with the gang. Authorities seized 16 rifles, hand grenades and 4,600 rounds of ammunition.

The gang, whose nickname apparently refers to a liquor brand, allegedly controlled most illegal activity in the area around the town of Atzizintla near Puebla’s border with Veracruz state.”

…Continue reading @ Yahoo News

Six bodies are found in two days near Mexico resort of Los Cabos as violence rises in the popular vacation spot

| Daily Mail UK

  • Violence hits close to resort towns with six found dead on Thursday and Friday
  • Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo increasingly violent in recent months
  • One woman found dead with several doses of meth and marijuana
  • Three men tortured, their bodies found wrapped in plastic 
  • A man and a woman found shot dead on the road to the airport 

A total of six bodies have been found in the Mexican resort of Los Cabos between Thursday and Friday, in the area around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, prosecutors said.

The resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula have been the scene of increasing violence in recent months.

One woman’s body was found on a road leading to the airport, along with several doses of meth and marijuana, prosecutors said.

On Thursday the bodies of three men were found wrapped in plastic bags and a tarp in San Jose del Cabo. The bodies showed signs of torture.

On Friday, a man and a woman were found shot to death in the same general area near the airport.

The U.S. State Department warns travelers that the state of Baja California Sur, which includes Los Cabos, ‘continues to experience a high rate of homicides.’

‘Many of these homicides have occurred in [the state capital] La Paz, where there have been ongoing public acts of violence between rival criminal organizations.’

The Baja California peninsula is turf of the Sinaloa Cartel, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The cartel’s leader, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera was apprehended in January of 2016 after twice escaping from prison. Guzmán is currently in federal custody in the United States.”

…..Continue reading more @ Daily Mail

Authorities arrest suspect after shooting in Fonatur area in San Jose del Cabo

| La Tribuna de Los Cabos

“San José del CORPORAL – minutes after 1:00 pm police elements clashed against alleged gunmen in the area of Fonatur, achieving the arrest of one of them, without injured they are reported.

According to the information that is available at the time, elements of the Ministerial Police marked the end to a suspicious truck, where apparently traveling armed people, so this did not stop and a chase in the streets located was recorded behind a center trade in the area.

It transpired that the occupants of the suspect vehicle fired on the agents, so these repelled the attack.

Subsequently, the alleged gunmen stopped and ran in different directions so that officers fired to stop them.

One of the suspects ran into a hotel, where he was reached by a group of soldiers who subjected him.

It should be noted that within the accommodation center no gun detonations were carried out, which was thought at first by a video that circulated recorded from the same hotel where detonations were heard from the street.

Fortunately so far there are no reports of injuries.

At present a strong police and military operation in the area is recorded, even came close federal highway that continues to search for suspects.”

Continue reading @ La Tribuna de Los Cabos