380 Sheriffs Join with US Citizens to Urge Congress to Secure the Border and Build the Wall

US: 380 sheriffs from 40 states are calling on Congress to quit stalling and take action on building President Trump’s proposed border wall and securing America’s southern border. Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, who is leading the coalition, took aim at sanctuary policies, which he said make it almost impossible for America’s sheriffs to protect legal residents. -GEG

380 sheriffs from 40 states are calling on Congress to take action on building President Trump’s proposed border wall and securing America’s southern border.

“Without border security and immigration reform, more Americans will continue to be victims of crime. Now is the time to act,” said a letter signed by the sheriffs.

Bristol County, Massachusetts, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, who’s leading the push, explained on “Your World” that Congress’ inaction on illegal immigration is impacting law enforcement’s ability to keep their communities safe.

He particularly took aim at sanctuary policies, which he said undermine cooperation between local, state and federal law enforcement, making it harder for America’s sheriffs to protect citizens and legal residents.

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AG Jeff Sessions Taps an Obama Federal Prosecutor to Investigate Abuses of Obama Administration

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed US Attorney, John Huber, to investigate abuses by the FBI and DOJ during the Obama administration. The issues to be investigated are the FBI abuse of FISA surveillance rules to damage Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Uranium-One deal that gave Russia control over 20% of US uranium supplies. Obama first appointed Huber to his administration in 2015.  [The chances of Huber finding any serious crimes committed by any member of the Obama administration are between zero and none. Once again, President Trump’s supporters must find a reasonable excuse for an unreasonable appointment.] -GEG

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he will not be appointing a second special counsel to investigate crimes committed by Obama’s FBI and DOJ.

Rather, AG Sessions revealed U.S. Attorney John Huber will be the ‘top federal prosecutor’ who will be investigating the abuses.

The Hill reports:

CNN first reported Thursday that John Huber, the federal prosecutor in Utah, has been investigating Republicans’ allegations that the FBI abused a surveillance program against a former Trump campaign adviser.

Huber has also been looking at whether the FBI should have more thoroughly probed Hillary Clinton‘s ties to Uranium One, a Russian nuclear energy agency.

U.S. Attorney John Huber was first appointed to his position by Barack Obama in 2015.

Huber turned in his resignation after Trump won the presidential election, however; Trump named him interim attorney for Utah and put him on a list of U.S. appointees, reported the Washington Times.

Although Huber was reappointed by President Trump with the backing of Republican Senators, it’s still unsettling that at one point he was Obama’s pick.

“He [John Huber] has been involved in the highest profile cases and coordinated task forces on everything from counterterrorism to violent crime. He has been recognized at the highest levels in the Department of Justice for his performance,” Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said in a statement, the Deseret News reported.

Top conservative voices expressed their disappointment with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to forgo a second special counsel.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said in a tweet: “So the Obama DOJ can open a legally questionable investigation into the Trump campaign—allegedly based on a campaign volunteer mouthing off at a London bar—but this DOJ can’t appoint a second special counsel after all the troubling documents we’ve seen? Disappointing.”

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Gun-Control Activists Use March for Our Lives to register 5,000 New Voters

Gun-control activists at the March for Our Lives partnered with HeadCount, a supposedly non-partisan group, and registered nearly 5,000 voters at March for Our Lives rallies in thirty cities across the US.  HeadCount founder Andy Bernstein says they registered more people to vote than on any other day in its 15-year history.  On Sunday, HeadCount released a guide on how to conduct school and community voter registration drives.

The gun control activists behind Saturday’s March for Our Lives rally enlisted the help of several voter registration organizations with the aim of getting people to vote in favor of limiting Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

HeadCount, a 501(c)3 and 4945(f) organization that bills itself as a nonpartisan group that “promotes participation in democracy” partnered with the March for Our Lives and registered nearly 5,000 voters at March for Our Lives rallies throughout the U.S. in 30 cities.

A post on the group’s Facebook page announced that the organization registered “4,800 new voters” in one day at the March for Our Lives.

HeadCount founder Andy Bernstein said that with the help of nearly 2,000 volunteers who canvassed at Saturday’s march, his organization registered more people to vote Saturday than any other day in its 15-year history.

“This is the first time we’ve ever done a march,” Bernstein told BuzzFeed News.

The voter registration numbers from HeadCount do not include online voter registration and the number of voters registered through other voter registration organizations, according to HeadCount spokesperson Aaron Ghitelman.

Although the organization mostly focused on registering voters at concerts and music events before the March for Our Lives, the father of one of the gun control student activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School convinced the organization to partner with the anti-gun march.

Ghitelman told CNN that the father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas activist Cameron Kasky got in touch with the organization to get the group to register voters at the March for Our Lives.

Ghitelman told Breitbart News that HeadCount decided to show up at the march because when there is such a “groundswell of energy that people ask us to come [to their event], we show up.”

After the march, the organization announced that it would focus on getting high school students registered to vote. On Sunday, HeadCount released a guide on how to conduct school and community voter registration drives.

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Tent City in Downtown Los Angeles Is an Omen for the Rest of America

Katie Hopkins visited Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and discovered two or three-thousand people living in tents that were flooded with human waste, garbage. and rats. She foresees an imminent human health hazard comparable to the Bubonic Plague due to the filth. She attributes the problems to dependence on the state and a collectivist culture that rejects personal accountability for one’s own life.

 




Ecuadorian Embassy in London Cuts Julian Assange Off from the World

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was given asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, but the Ecuadorian government now has cut off his internet access and will not allow him to have visitors, essentially cutting him off from the outside world. The Ecuadorian government says he broke  an agreement to not send messages that interfere in relations with other states. Since the Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo recently said that the Trump administration considers Assange to be a threat to the United States and that they were working to ‘take down’ that threat, it is reasonable to assume that the Ecuadorian government  is cooperating with the US and UK to force Assange out of the embassy so he can be extradited to the US to be imprisoned for life – or worse. -GEG

Julian Assange was officially cut off from communicating with the outside world on Wednesday by the government of Ecuador, most likely due to pressure from the US and EU.

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK since 2012 after being granted asylum. He faces arrest by UK authorities if he dares to step outside the embassy for breaching bail conditions. Assange fears he will be extradited to the US if arrested by the UK and jailed for life or worse.

Here’s Breitbart’s translation:

The Government of Ecuador suspended the systems allowing Julian Assange to communicate with the outside from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the citizen remains in a situation of international protection for six years due to risks to his life and integrity.

The measure was adopted following Assange’s failure to abide by a written commitment he assumed with the Government at the end of 2017 that obliged him to not send messages that involve interference in the relations of other States.

The Government of Ecuador warns that Assange’s behavior, with his messages through social media, puts the good relations that the country has with the United Kingdom, the rest of the states of the European Union, and other nations at risk. Due to this, and in order to prevent potential prejudices, the embassy in London interrupted this 27 of May communications abroad which Assange had access to.

The Executive also maintains open the way for the adoption of new measures before the lack of fulfillment of commitments on Assange’s behalf.

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What Was the Crime That Sent This Woman to Prison for Two Years?

Johannesburg, South Africa: Vicki Momberg, a white woman, was convicted of ‘hate speech’ and sentenced to two years in prison for yelling a racial slur at a black policeman after thieves broke into her car. A video of her rant went viral in which she requested a white or Indian officer and said that black people are “plain and simple useless.” [Far worse things now are being yelled at white people in South Africa but, as always happens when there are laws to control thoughts and speech, they are applied unequally, depending on who controls the government. You cannot change people’s thoughts and opinions by making them illegal. Good example is the only way.] -GEG

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says the Vicki Momberg judgement sets a precedent for other racial related cases.

NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane was speaking after Momberg was sentenced to an effective two years in prison by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The court sentenced her to three years, with one year suspended. That year was suspended for a period of three years, on the condition that she did not commit the offence again.

Momberg was also denied bail, pending her leave to appeal the sentence.

“It is very crucial for us as the rainbow nation to coexist with one another, to respect one another. We, therefore, believe that this ruling is giving hope to all South Africans that the law is on their side,” Mjonondwane said.

On November 3, Momberg was found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria in connection with her rant, which started when she lashed out at a black police officer who had helped her after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding, Johannesburg.

In a video clip that went viral, Momberg could be heard complaining about the “calibre of blacks” in Johannesburg.

Momberg stood unmoved in the dock and repeatedly wiped her tears when Magistrate Pravina Rugoonandan read her judgment.

Yusuf Baba, the leading prosecutor in the matter, said it was time for the Hate Speech Bill to be enforced.

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Amazon Loses $30 Billion in One Day After Rumors Trump May Try to Break Its Monopoly

The market value of Amazon stock plunged by $30-billion in one day following publication of a rumor that President Trump intends to break up the company because it is cutting into the businesses of his friends. Jake Morphonios takes the position that, whether the rumor is true or not, it’s a good idea to enforce anti-trust laws to break up Amazon because, otherwise, it will eventually force most retail stores out of business and will become a global monopoly. When that happens, Amazon will increase prices, leaving consumers with no choice but to pay. [We agree with this analysis up to the assertion that customers will have no other choice. That would be true only if the monopoly pays off politicians to create laws that give it advantages designed to block any future competition. This is done, not through efficient competition, but through legalized favoritism.  An example would be laws to require burdensome rules and regulations that  large companies can afford but which will crush start-up companies. Monopolies need the state to protect them from competition.

In a free country, citizens do not have the right to use force against their neighbors to prevent them from selling their products below cost – even if their intent is to force competitors out of business. If we do not have that authority as individuals, we cannot delegate it to politicians to do it either, regardless of how much we may like the idea.  Therefore, there should be no anti-trust laws, but there CAN and SHOULD be laws against favoring one company or consortium of companies over their competitors. Under this concept of laissez-faire, monopolies always are challenged and broken up by their younger, more agile, more creative, more innovative, and more efficient competitors. History proves this conclusively. In the past hundred years, very few companies have lasted longer than three generations, and that includes those that, during their heydays, appeared to be unbreakable monopolies. Just make a mental list of all those great corporate names we remember from our youth that now are merely collector’s pieces in antique stores or on the walls of restaurants. In almost every case, they became so large and bureaucratic and inefficient that they could no longer compete. It’s the law of nature, and we do not need politicians to make it work.] GEG 




Professor at Jesuit College of the Holy Cross Teaches that Jesus Was a ‘Drag King’

Massachusetts: The College of the Holy Cross, a Catholic school run by Jesuits, appointed Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew as the Chair of New Testament Studies. He now is teaching students that Jesus was a “drag king”, which is defined as a female performer who acts masculine. Liew says that Jesus had homoerotic tendencies and that his relationship with God is sexual and masochistic in nature. [Don’t forget that Professor Liew was chosen to be Chair of the New Testament because the leadership of the college approves of his message. Therefore, the source of the problem is much deeper than Liew himself.] -GEG

The theology program at the Jesuit-run College of the Holy Cross has taken on a new tone ever since the school appointed a gender-obsessed Chair of New Testament Studies who claims Jesus was a “drag king,” a new article contends.

Writing for The Fenwick Review, Elinor Reilly of the Holy Cross class of 2018 argues in a March 26 article that Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew’s “unconventional readings of Scripture” have brought “a new theological perspective to Holy Cross.”

Letting the facts speak for themselves, Ms. Reilly suggests that “the centrality of sex and gender to his way of thinking about the New Testament” significantly colors the way that Professor Liew presents Jesus Christ to students at the Catholic College.

In a remarkable re-reading of the Bible, Professor Liew has argued that Jesus is not only “king of Israel” and “king of the Jews,” but “also a drag king,” as presented in the New Testament Gospel of John.

Saint John’s constant references to Jesus wanting water, giving water, and leaking water “speak to Jesus’ gender indeterminacy and hence his cross-dressing and other queer desires,” Liew contends.

 Reading everything through the lens of gender, Professor Liew finds sex in the most unlikely places in the life of Jesus. The episode of Jesus washing the apostles’ feet at the Last Supper, for example, is “suggestive,” like “a literary striptease,” and “even seductive,” because it “shows and withholds at the same time,” he claims.

Liew’s sexualization of the sacred Christian texts goes beyond the reinterpretation of actions and extends to gender identity as well. For instance, Liew stated that in his Gospel, Saint John makes very clear that Jesus is a Jew but he is less clear about “whether Jesus is a biological male.”

In passages that would be considered blasphemous to devout Christians, Liew eroticizes Jesus’ relationship to his disciples and even to God the Father, proposing that “Jesus himself needs others to cum with the Father.”

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The US Government Destroyed Our Privacy While No One Was Looking

The CLOUD Act, which was included in last week’s Omnibus bill, eviscerates what may have been left of citizen privacy in America and it makes personal information readily available to other governments. Foreign police now can wiretap communications from U.S. companies without a warrant, foreign nations can demand personal data stored in the US, the US president can make agreements to allow police in foreign nations to seize data in the US while ignoring US privacy laws, foreign police can obtain data without notifying the US government, and it empowers US police to grab any data from anyone, regardless of where it is stored. In other words, It empowers the US government and foreign governments to invade the privacy of anyone it wants to stalk. [The big question is why did President Trump sign such a bill when he could have vetoed it? The assertion that Hillary would have been worse is not an answer to that question.] -GEG

While the nation remained fixated on gun control and Facebook’s violative practices last week, the U.S. government quietly codified the CLOUD Act, its own intrusive policies on citizens’ data.

While the massive, $1.2 trillion omnibus spending bill passed Friday received widespread media attention, the CLOUD Act — which lawmakers snuck into the end of the 2,300-page bill — was hardly addressed.

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD) “updates the rules for criminal investigators who want to see emails, documents and other communications stored on the internet,” CNET reported. “Now law enforcement won’t be blocked from accessing someone’s Outlook account, for example, just because Microsoft happens to store the user’s email on servers in Ireland.

The CLOUD Act will also allow the U.S. to enter into agreements that allow the transfer of private data from domestic servers to investigators in other countries on a case-by-case basis, further globalizing the ever-encroaching surveillance state. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has strongly opposed the legislation, listed several consequences of the bill, which it called “far-reaching” and “privacy-upending”:

  • Enable foreign police to collect and wiretap people’s communications from U.S. companies, without obtaining a U.S. warrant.
  • Allow foreign nations to demand personal data stored in the United States, without prior review by a judge.
  • Allow the U.S. president to enter “executive agreements” that empower police in foreign nations that have weaker privacy laws than the United States to seize data in the United States while ignoring U.S. privacy laws.
  • Allow foreign police to collect someone’s data without notifying them about it.
  • Empower U.S. police to grab any data, regardless if it’s a U.S. person’s or not, no matter where it is stored.

The bill is an update to the current MLAT (Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty), the current framework for sharing internet user data between countries, which both legislators and tech companies have criticized as inefficient.

Some tech companies, like Microsoft, have endorsed the new CLOUD policy. Brad Smith, the company’s president and chief legal officer, called it  “a strong statute and a good compromise,” that “gives tech companies like Microsoft the ability to stand up for the privacy rights of our customers around the world.”

They echoed the sentiment of lawmakers like Orrin Hatch (R-UT). In February, he said of the bill:

The CLOUD Act bridges the divide that sometimes exists between law enforcement and the tech sector by giving law enforcement the tools it needs to access data throughout the world while at the same time creating a commonsense framework to encourage international cooperation to resolve conflicts of law.”

But one of the biggest complaints from privacy advocates, however, it that the new legislation places too much unmitigated power in the hands of governments with abysmal human rights records while also giving too much discretion to the U.S. government’s executive branch. Noting that the executive branch will decide which countries are human rights compliant and that those countries will then be able to engage in data collection and wiretaps without any further restrictions or oversight

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Oxford, England: Seven Muslim Men Convicted on Underage Sex Ring Charges

Seven Muslim men were convicted on charges ranging from false imprisonment to rape and assault.  The five victims were between 13 and 15 years old at the time, and it was reported that the gang preyed on girls who had a background of problems at home.  The men exploited the young girls on a massive scale that included gang rape. The men await sentencing, which is set for June. -GEG

Seven men have been found guilty of grooming and raping underage girls aged 13 to 17, plying them with drink and drugs and abusing them at sex “parties” and in a van known as the “shag wagon”.

The seven-man grooming gang was described as “predatory and cynical” by a judge as the jury announced their decision on Friday following a five-month trial at Oxford Crown Court.

The men, aged between 37 and 48, denied what prosecutors described as “sexual exploitation on a massive scale” — but were found guilty of charges including multiple counts of rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment, and supplying drugs.

Reporting on the gang of what the BBC described as “Oxford men” was previously restricted, and two men involved in the trial still cannot be named for legal reasons.

The guilty men were named as Assad Hussain, 37, of Morrell Avenue; Moinul Islam, 41, of Wykeham Crescent; Raheem Ahmed, 40, of Starwort Path; Kamran Khan, 36, of Kersington Crescent; Kameer Iqbal, 39, of Dashwood Avenue; Alladitta Yousaf, 48, of Bodley Road; and Khalid Hussain,  38, of Ashurst Way.

Two others, Saboor Abdul and Haji Khan, were acquitted of all charges.

Six of the attackers were from Oxford and one from Bolton, Thames Valley Police said. Their five “vulnerable female victims” were aged 13 to 17 when they were abused from 1998 and 2005.

“Systematic and widespread grooming, that is what this case has revealed,” remarked Judge Peter Ross, who presided over the trial.

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SoCal Sheriff Rejects Sanctuary State Laws, Posts Inmates’ Release Dates to Assist ICE

Orange County, just south of Los Angeles, is a pocket of conservatism in a deep blue state, and local citizens are pushing back against California’s sanctuary state laws that severely limit cooperation with federal immigration officials. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced it will publicly post when inmates are released from custody.  The information  will apply to all inmates although it is intended to assist ICE agents to pick up those with criminal records as they are released. -GEG

Orange County, traditionally a conservative pocket in Southern California just south of Los Angeles, is fighting back against the state’s dangerous sanctuary law.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday it will be publicly posting inmates’ release dates in order to assist ICE agents.

The Orange County Register reported:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, whose leadership opposes the new California sanctuary law that limits cooperation with federal immigration officials, announced Monday that it is now providing public information on when inmates are released from custody.

As of Monday, March 26, an existing “Who’s in Jail” online database includes the date and time of inmates’ release – a move agency officials say will enhance communication with its law enforcement partners.

The release date information applies to all inmates, not just those who are suspected of being in the country illegally.  But the goal is to assist agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

“This is in response to SB-54 limiting our ability to communicate with federal authorities and our concern that criminals are being released to the street when there’s another avenue to safeguard the community by handing them over (to ICE for potential deportation),” Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said.

Orange County officials did not confer with ICE before making the change, he said.

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley wrote in an email late Monday that she would not comment “beyond what the Sheriff has said.”

Many cities in Orange County are beginning to fight the state’s sanctuary law.

Los Alamitos just voted to exempt the city from the ‘California Values Act,’ and many others are following suit.

Orange County Supervisors met Tuesday to consider whether the county will move forward with litigation in order to protect the citizens against the state’s dangerous sanctuary law.

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Planned Parenthood Calls for Disney Princess Who’s Had an Abortion

Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania tweeted that the Disney company should expose children to extreme left-leaning themes including a Disney princess who has had an abortion, a princess who is pro-choice, a princess who is an illegal alien, a princess who is a union worker, and a princess who is transgender. The tweet was deleted shortly after posting. -GEG

Planned Parenthood argued in support of new Disney characters Tuesday including a princess who’s had an abortion.

In a statement on Twitter, the “Planned Parenthood Keystone” account called on the animation company to expose children to numerous left-leaning themes.

The tweet, which received only 40 retweets, was deleted shortly after as both supporters and opponents of the organization voiced their concerns.

“Disney princesses are for CHILDREN and these are adult issues. Jesus,” one supporter said. “This far-out crap is why we got stuck with Donald Trump.”

Another pro-choice Twitter user agreed, describing Planned Parenthood’s tweet as “extreme.”

Others likewise pushed back against the group’s demand prior to the tweet being deleted.

Those opposed to Planned Parenthood also weighed in, both mocking and criticizing the political tweet.

“We need a Disney princess who uses her royal authority to defund you stupid a**holes,” the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro said.

“A trans princess who is an illegal immigrant union worker who has had an abortion. Kids will love it!” another joked.

Twitter users quickly turned the tweet into a meme, offering up suggestions on what kind of Disney princesses are needed.

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