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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 Trump Spying Scandal | Why Obama Must Testify | Mar 22, 2017

| Spectator.org

Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

WASHINGTON — In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.…

Mr. President: Is this report by the New York Times accurate? Sir, did officials in your White House ever “spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government”?

As the House and Senate investigations start up, with the House Intelligence Committee hearing from FBI Director James Comey today, there is someone missing from the witness list.

That would be: Former President Barack Obama.

There is one person — and one person alone — who can begin to sort all of this out: Former President Obama. He should be called to testify post haste. Here are a sample of the questions for any interested member of Congress or the Senate.

1. Your administration surveilled the e-mails of Fox reporter James Rosen, tried to force New York Times reporter James Risen to testify on his sources  for a book on the CIA. Mr. Risen went so far as to say you were the “Greatest Enemy To Press Freedom In A Generation.” Understanding these facts, why should Americans not believe that your administration used surveillance capabilities on President Trump’s associates or even the President himself? And can you categorically deny that reporting by John Solomon and Sara Carter of circa.com of an investigation by your government into a Trump server  is false?

2. Do you read the New York Times and the Washington Post? Did your White House Communications staff read the Times and the Post and did they supply you with the news of stories as presented by those papers

3. Did you read the New York Times on January 12th of this year? January 19th of this year? January 20th? February 9th? March 1st? Did you read the Washington Post on March 2nd?

4. Were you aware at any time that the news media was reporting multiple stories that your administration had leaked surveillance of anyone connected to the Trump campaign, Trump businesses or other Trump-related activity? If not, why not?

5. The New York Times headlined and reported on March 1st:

Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking

WASHINGTON — In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.…

Mr. President: Is this report by the New York Times accurate? Sir, did officials in your White House ever “spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government”?

6. Mr. President, at any time did officials of your government seek to “leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” … intelligence that reported on anyone connected to then candidate or president-elect Donald Trump, his campaign, his businesses or any other Trump-related enterprise?

7. Mr. President, are you willing to voluntarily turn over all papers or electronic communications and phone records of your White House and the larger government then-under your supervision that this committee deems relevant to its investigation?

8. Sir, did your administration surveil in any fashion — electronic, wireless, in-person or otherwise — the activities of Attorney General Jefferson Sessions when he was a sitting United States Senator?

9. Were you or anyone in your White House ever aware that, as per the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, the “FBI, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Treasury Department” were conducting a “wide-ranging U.S. counterintelligence investigation into possible communications between members of Mr. Trump’s campaign team and Russian operatives.”

10. Mr. President, if the answer to that last question is no — can you explain why the New York Times would report on March 1st that — and I quote:

“In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.…”

Sir? Respectfully? If this report from the Times is true, does this mean you were uninformed of what went on in your own White House?”

….Continue reading more @ Spectator.org

 

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.

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

“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.

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

 

FOUR dead – including a policeman and a woman – 20 injured as ‘two terrorists’ mow down people on Westminster Bridge before one is shot dead attacking police inside Parliament gates

| DailyMail UK

Three people and a terrorist are dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

Around 20 people were hit when a 4×4 drove along the pavement on the crowded bridge, knocking down and seriously injuring pedestrians before crashing into a fence below Big Ben.

The killer, described by witnesses as ‘middle-aged and Asian’, then managed to break into the grounds of Parliament, where he fatally stabbed a police officer with two knives.

The policeman died at the scene. The attacker – who was shot at least twice by armed officers guarding the building – died after he was taken to hospital.

Prime Minister Theresa May tonight vowed Britain would ‘never give in to terror’ and ‘defeat hate and evil’ after she blasted the ‘sick and depraved’ attack in Westminster.

She added the ‘forces of evil would never drive Britain apart’ and praised police and security staff who ‘ran towards danger even as they encouraged others to move away’.

It is currently believed he was the only ‘lone wolf’ attacker. Around 20 pedestrians and three other police officers were injured.

Prime Minister Theresa May was bundled into her car by a plain-clothes police officer and driven quickly from the scene as the attack unfolded. She chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra Committee tonight.

Scotland Yard said the attack, which comes a year to the day after the atrocities in Brussels, is being treated ‘as a terrorist incident’.

….Continue reading @ Daily Mail UK

 

Critical Defense Data Theft at House Democratic Intelligence Committees By Three Pakistani Muslim Brothers

| Youtube

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My Hometown Fanatics: Stacey Dooley Investigates Muslim Extremists in UK

– Youtube

Stacey Dooley is an amazing filmmaker. In this documentary she goes back to her hometown of Luton, a suburb of London after just four years away.

 

 

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

‘Holy Wars Will Soon Begin in Europe’ | Mar 17, 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu: ‘Holy Wars Will Soon Begin in Europe’

|  theGatewayPundit

“In one of the first reactions from Ankara to the Dutch election result, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, warned that Europe was heading towards the abyss and that ‘holy wars’ would soon begin on the continent – this coming despite the fact that nationalist Geert Wilders, a vocal critic of Islam, was pushed into second place by the center right Prime Minister, Mark Rutte.

 

Çavuşoğlu, who has been addressing Turkish crowds across Europe ahead of a constitutional referendum in Turkey next month, was refused permission to land in Holland for a campaign rally on Saturday, sparking a heated diplomatic row and street protests which dominated the final days of the Dutch election campaign.

The dramatic war of words, which saw Ankara accuse the Dutch government of ‘fascism’ and of being a ‘Nazi remnant’, has grown in recent days to include other Western European nations which have restricted Turkish political rallies on their soil, most notably Austria and Germany, but also Denmark and Switzerland.

Recent months have seen mass demonstrations and rallies, with seas of red ‘star and crescent’ flags greeting Turkish ministers campaigning in Europe on behalf of their government’s referendum proposal. The sheer size of some rallies has caused unease, highlighting the scale of Europe’s burgeoning foreign populations and offering a glimpse of the continent’s demographic future.

Of the millions of Turks living in Europe, some five million – many of them dual citizens – are eligible to vote in the referendum, set for April 16th, which seeks to significantly increase the powers of authoritarian Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Speaking at a rally east of Istanbul just hours after his foreign minister’s controversial comments, Erdoğan accused the EU of launching an anti-Islamic ‘crusade’ between the Christian cross and the Muslim crescent, referring to Tuesday’s ruling by the EU Court of Justice which would allow employers to prohibit political and religious symbols in the workplace, including the wearing of the Islamic veil.

‘They have commenced a struggle between the cross and crescent. There is no other explanation than this. I am saying this clearly – Europe is heading toward the days just before World War II,’ Erdoğan stated in combative tone.

Following on from comments by his foreign minister earlier this week, Erdoğan again threatened to end the year-old migrant deal signed between the EU and Turkey, which could see millions of migrants flood into Europe from Turkey via Greece and Bulgaria.

Of some six million migrants seeking to enter Europe from countries surrounding the Mediterranean, an estimated three million are currently waiting in Turkey, according to a leaked German intelligence report published last month, a figure Erdoğan is fond of raising in negotiations with the EU.”

….Continue reading @ theGatewayPundit

 

Law |

Campaign Pledges Haunt Trump in Court

| New York Times

Outside the context of Mr. Trump’s two travel bans, few judicial rulings have addressed how much weight courts may put on statements from political candidates. Even informal remarks from sitting government officials are often ignored by courts, which can be reluctant to conduct what the Supreme Court has called “judicial psychoanalysis.”

“In quick succession on Wednesday night, federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban. They said statements Mr. Trump had made as a presidential candidate, including his call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” helped doom the executive order.

The judges said Mr. Trump’s promises to impose a “Muslim ban” were too telling and categorical to be ignored. “Simply because a decision maker made the statements during a campaign does not wipe them” from judicial memory, wrote Judge Theodore D. Chuang of Federal District Court in Maryland.

Outside the context of Mr. Trump’s two travel bans, few judicial rulings have addressed how much weight courts may put on statements from political candidates. Even informal remarks from sitting government officials are often ignored by courts, which can be reluctant to conduct what the Supreme Court has called “judicial psychoanalysis.”

But decisions about religious discrimination allow courts to consider government officials’ real purposes, even if their stated ones are neutral.

The Supreme Court has said judges may not turn a blind eye to the context in which government policies on religion arose. “Reasonable observers have reasonable memories,” Justice David H. Souter wrote in a leading religion case.

Justice Department lawyers had urged the judges to ignore Mr. Trump’s speeches on the campaign trail. “Candidates are not government actors, and statements of what they might attempt to achieve if elected, which are often simplified and imprecise, are not official acts,” the government said in a brief in the Maryland case. “They generally are made without the benefit of advice from an as-yet-unformed administration, and cannot bind elected officials who later conclude that a different course is warranted.”

The courts had to navigate two bodies of precedents, pointing in different directions. In cases concerning immigration and national security, most decisions suggest that courts should not look behind the stated government rationale.

Courts have only rarely used statements from candidates to judge the constitutionality of government actions. In 2003, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Atlanta, took account of campaign materials from Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court to judge his actions concerning a Ten Commandments monument in his courthouse.

In the context of immigration and efforts to combat terror, the Supreme Court has been reluctant to look behind official actions to root out authentic motives. In 2006, in a case concerning detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Justice John Paul Stevens criticized a dissenting justice for relying on “press statements” from sitting Defense Department officials. “We have not heretofore, in evaluating the legality of executive action, deferred to comments made by such officials to the media,” Justice Stevens wrote. If even statements from government officials are out of bounds, it would follow that statement from political candidates should carry no weight.

In a 1972 immigration case concerning a Marxist scholar denied a visa, the Supreme Court similarly said it would not “look behind” the government’s “facially legitimate and bona fide reason.”

….Continue reading more @ NY Times

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

NSA now has legal ability to capture realtime copies of everybody’s calls, everybody’s key strokes | Mar 7, 2017

Judge Nap: Obama Wiretap Order Would Be ‘Profoundly Unconstitutional But Legal’

|  Daily Caller

“Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on allegations that the Obama administration monitored Trump Tower during the 2016 election on Fox News Monday morning, calling the alleged actions “profoundly unconstitutional” but still “legal.”

“Because of the unique interpretation of a Ronald Reagan executive order… and because of the language of the USA Freedom Act,” Napolitano explained. “The NSA now has ability to capture in realtime the digital copies of everybody’s phone calls, cell and landline, everybody’s key strokes, mobile device and desktop.”

“The NSA works for the president. If the president were to ask for a transcribed copy of any of that, they’d give it to him,” he continued. “The President of the United States can order surveillance on any person inside the United States in conjunction with a certificate or a certification filed by the attorney general.”

“In my view it’s profoundly unconstitutional but it is legal because of the statue,” Napolitano stated. “Think about this, if you’re Barack Obama, and you have the ability by making a phone call to hear what Donald Trump is saying, are you going to bother to get a warrant?”

“Why would you get a warrant?”

….Continue reading @ DailyCaller

The Obama Police State & Weak Denial of Illegal Domestic Spying | Mar 06, 2017

Barack Obama’s Trump Tower Wiretap Denial Reeks of Orwellian Doublespeak

|  PJ Media

On Saturday, President Donald Trump shook the world by accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election — a scandal comparable to “Nixon/Watergate.” While news outlets reported that Trump cited “no evidence” to support his claims, there is a disturbing trail of breadcrumbs suggesting that the Obama administration did indeed do this.

Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president, denied these allegations, but the very denial was disingenuous at best. In fact, one might even call it Orwellian. Here it is:

A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.

This declaration is disingenuous on at least three levels, as pointed out by National Review‘s David French. First, the process which Obama’s administration allegedly used to wiretap Trump Tower (if indeed it happened) was using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Technically, it is the FISA court which “orders” such surveillance, and the Justice Department (not Obama or the White House) represents the government in proceedings before that court.

“The issue is not whether Obama or some member of his White House staff ‘ordered’ surveillance of Trump and his associates,” French explained. Rather, the important questions are “whether the Obama Justice Department sought such surveillance authorization from the FISA court, and whether, if the Justice Department did that, the White House was aware of or complicit in the decision to do so.” Reports suggest the answer to the first question is yes, and it seems very unlikely, given the explosive nature of this surveillance request, that Obama would not have known about it.

Second, it is a virtual certainty that Obama has ordered surveillance against American citizens — he has even had American citizens killed in drone operations. As French argued, “the notion that Obama would never have an American subject to surveillance is absurd.” Indeed, as he left office, President Obama gave the National Security Agency (NSA) broad powers to spy on Americans.

Finally, FISA national security investigations are significantly different from criminal investigations. The intention is not to build a criminal case, but to gather information about what foreign powers are doing — especially on U.S. soil. It is the president’s prerogative to order surveillance of a potential foreign agent. Nevertheless, as French noted, “it would be a scandal of Watergate dimension if a presidential administration sought to conduct, or did conduct, national-security surveillance against the presidential candidate of the opposition party.”

….Continue reading more @ PJ Media

Here’s the List: More Than a Dozen Proven Victims of Obama’s Many Wiretaps

|  theGatewayPundit

“It is not unfounded that former President Obama would wire tap President Trump during the election process.  This is because he has done this before.  Here is a list of individuals who were wire tapped by the Obama Administration.

WikiLeaks released the following list on February 23rd (see link here) of Obama Administration wire taps:

* The US National Security Agency bugged a private climate change strategy meeting; between UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin;

* Obama bugged Chief of Staff of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for long term interception targetting his Swiss phone;

* Obama singled out the Director of the Rules Division of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Johann Human, and targetted hi Swiss phone for long term interception;

* Obama stole sensitive Italian diplomatic cables detailing how Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to help patch up his relationship with US President Barack Obama, who was refusing to talk to Netanyahu;

* Obama explicitly targeted five other top EU economic officials for long term interception,  including their French, Austrian and Belgian phone numbers;

* Obama explicitly targetted the phones of Italy’s ambassador to NATO and other top Italian officials for long term interception:  Obama intercepted top EU and Japanese trade ministers discussing their secret strategy and red lines to stop the US “extort[ing]” them at the WTO Doha arounds (the talks subsequently collapsed);

* Obama intercepted details of a critical private meeting between then French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Merkel and Berluscon, where the latter was told the Italian banking system was ready to “pop like a cork”.

In addition to the above list we also know now that Obama wire tapped various individuals in the US media that were reporting information not flattering to the Obama Administration.  It is widely known that Obama’s Justice Department targeted journalists with wiretaps in 2013:

* In 2013 the liberal Washington Post expressed outrage after the revelation that the Justice Department had investigated the newsgathering activities of a Fox News reporter as a potential crime in a probe of classified leaks.  The reporter, Fox News’ James Rosen and his family, were part of an investigation into government officials anonymously leaking information to journalists. Rosen was not charged but his movements and actions were tracked.

* Also in 2013, members of the Associated Press were also a target of the surveillance.  The ultra liberal New Yorker even noted that “In moderate and liberal circles, at least, the phone-records scandal, partly because it involves the dear old A.P. and partly because it raises anew the specter of Big Brother, may well present the most serious threat to Obama’s reputation.”

* Reporter Sharyl Attkisson said in 2014 that her personal computer and CBS laptop were hacked after she began filing stories about Benghazi that were unflattering to the Obama administration.  A source who checked her laptop said the hacker used spyware “proprietary to a government agency,” according to an article in the New York Post.

Update – WikiLeaks tweeted overnight that the Obama Administration spied on their journalists as well.”

….Continue reading @ theGatewayPundit

Obama calls Japanese leader to express regret for WikiLeaks spying scandal

| the Guardian  |  2015

“Barack Obama has called Japan’s leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the US had spied on senior Japanese officials.

Obama told prime minister Shinzo Abe that he thought the trouble the revelations caused Abe and his government was regrettable, a Japanese government spokesman told reporters.

The 40-minute call took place Wednesday morning Japan time.

Japanese officials faced questioning from the media and in parliament after WikiLeaks posted online what appeared to be five US National Security Agency reports on Japanese positions on international trade and climate change. They date from 2007 to 2009. WikiLeaks also posted what it says was an NSA list of 35 Japanese targets for telephone intercepts.

Abe told Obama that the allegations could undermine trust between the countries, and reiterated his request for an investigation of the matter.”

…..Continue reading @ theGuardian