Senator Cory Booker Proposes Ending Detention for Immigration Violations

Across four states in America, 3,277 prison inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus, but 96% show no symptoms (which is a common ratio). Politicians are using the ‘virus’ as an excuse to release criminals from prison. Senator Cory Booker introduced legislation to end all detention for immigration violations as long as coronavirus exists, essentially opening our borders for an indefinite period. Congressman Matt Gaetz, however, is introducing legislation to deport detained illegal aliens instead of releasing them into our country. -GEG

The CDC, Media, Johns Hopkins, and Some States Are Padding COVID-19 Death Stats

Many states across the country have been counting “probable” deaths as caused by COVID-19, thereby inflating the number of deaths reported. In Pennsylvania, officials reduced the death toll and removed some of the people who were diagnosed COVID-19 because coroners disputed the inflated numbers. California and Minnesota have declared that now they will only count confirmed cases of COVID-19, but they do not say how they will do that. It could be just talk. The Star Tribune in Minnesota has dropped Johns Hopkins University as a source, because it is counting both confirmed and unconfirmed cases of COVID-19. It is significant that the number of deaths from seasonal flu have dropped about the same as COVID-19 deaths have increased, suggesting that the flu deaths possibly are being counted as COVID-19 deaths.

American Farmer Warns of Food Shortages as US Imports Beef from Namibia

American rancher Shad Sullivan warns of upcoming meat shortages, plowing under crops, dumping milk, and euthanizing livestock. He says ranchers are being forced to euthanize harvest-ready cattle because of employee absenteeism at processing plants. The absenteeism is the result of the government’s stay-at-home campaigns. Meanwhile, lower quality meat is being shipped in from Namibia and other overseas locations. -GEG

FBI Raided Doctor’s Clinic for Offering Intravenous Vitamin-C Treatments

Shelby Township, Michigan: The FBI, wearing full protective wear, raided the Allure Medical Spa because it offered intravenous vitamin-C injections as treatments against coronavirus. No arrests were made or charges filed. An article by a doctor from Allure Medical stated, “We are using high-dose IV vitamin C to help support people’s immune systems and to help those with the virus recover quicker.” -GEG

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio Pretends to be Shocked that Released Prisoners Are Committing Crimes

Last week, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed shock and dismay over the fact that dozens of inmates released due to COVID-19 immediately committed new crimes. The city released over 1,400 inmates in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus inside jail facilities. At least 50 of them committed new crimes, including sex abuse, attempted rape, and assault. Some of them were sent to jail because of these new crimes but, once again, have been released. -GEG

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed shock that dozens of released inmates went out and committed new offenses.
Brooklyn, NY – A repeat felon grabbed a woman off the street and sexually assaulted her in a parking lot just 10 days after he was released from Rikers Island due to concerns about him potentially contracting COVID-19 if he were to remain in jail.

Robert Pondexter, 57, has served three state prison sentences for robbery convictions, the New York Daily News reported.

He was already back in jail for allegedly trying to rape his crack dealer when he was allowed to walk free to protect him from the novel coronavirus.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, just 10 days after his release from jail, Pondexter allegedly grabbed a random 58-year-old woman by her collar as she was walking on East New York Avenue, the New York Daily News reported.

“What can you do for me?” he asked her, according to the paper. “I want your money. I’m going to rape you.”

Pondexter then dragged the terrified woman into a nearby school parking lot and forced her to perform oral sex, FOX News reported.

He ordered her to remove her pants, but she was able to kick her way loose and escaped, police said.

The woman was transported to a local hospital, and Pondexter was arrested near the scene.

Police also found a crack pipe on the convicted felon when they took him into custody, the New York Daily News reported.

He has been charged with drug possession, forcible touching, sex abuse, committing a criminal sex act, and attempted rape.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio recently expressed shock and dismay over the fact that dozens of inmates released due to COVID-19 concerns immediately went out and committed new crimes.

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Two New Mexico Sheriffs Say They Will Not Enforce Governor’s Public Health Mandates

Both the Roosevelt and Lea County Sheriff’s Office have posted statements on Facebook declaring that they will not enforce the public-health mandates set by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Department of Health. Both of the sheriff’s offices said they will support the rights of business owners to open their businesses, but added that the businesses should do so “discreetly and responsibly” and and suggested they should limit the number of patrons inside. Governor Grisham responded by issuing a statement claiming that the sheriffs were “choosing to ignore the importance of saving lives” and that any non-essential businesses that reopen, violating the public-health order, could incur consequences with both criminal and civil penalties. -GEG

Both the Roosevelt and Lea County Sheriff’s Office have posted statements on Facebook declaring that they will not be enforcing the public health mandates set by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH).

In the statements, they recognize the hardship that local businesses have faced and that they see the need to re-open businesses. Both posts acknowledge that New Mexico State Police have a responsibility to respond to complaints about COVID-19 concerns.

The post by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office also points out that “if they do not receive a complaint, they do not respond.”

Both of the sheriff’s offices said that they will support the rights of business owners to open their businesses — but that the businesses do so “discreetly and responsibly.” Both posts suggest that businesses should keep doors closed and locked while limiting the number of patrons inside.

Roosevelt Sheriff Malin Parker said he supports local county businesses opening up with the same guidelines big box stores have, and he feels the frustration mounting from his constituent’s.

“Has it become a threatening situation?” said Sheriff Parker. “I don’t think so not yet, but I feel like we’re on the cusp of that threatening situation, you know, people are, I guess, for lack of a better term, they’re tired of being told what they have to do. People are just getting so, morally compromised it’s just, it’s turning into a much worse situation than they believe that the actual sicknesses in, at least in our part of the states where the numbers are so low.”

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Mayor of Grants, New Mexico, ‘Dismissed’ City Manager for Not Reopening Golf Course

Martin Hicks, Mayor of Grants, New Mexico, is defying Governor Grisham’s lockdown order by encouraging businesses to open. 81 business owners in the town had signed a petition to reopen the city. State Police issued a notice of violation and a cease-and-desist order to the manager of the golf course on Monday. Mayor Hicks “dismissed” the city manager for not ordering city employees to reopen the golf course. -GEG

Martin “Modey” Hicks, the mayor of Grants, New Mexico, has had enough of the mandate that businesses remain closed in the name of countering coronavirus. Russell Contreras reported last week at the Associated Press that Hicks, in defiance of an ongoing shutdown order from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, “said he’s giving businesses permission to reopen on Monday and is ordering the police force in the city of about 9,000 people to prevent any State Police officers from issuing lockdown violation citations.”

Contreras reports that 81 businesses in Grants had “signed a petition calling for the reopening of the city.” And it seems that Hicks is adamant in his effort to ensure this desire can be acted on. Contreras writes:

“I’ve told businesses to call 911 if State Police show up to their place. We are going to stop Lujan Grisham and her Gestapo,” Hicks said, referring to the secret police of Nazi Germany.

On Monday, KOB-TV reported on the reopening of Grants. The report notes that, unfortunately, state police did harass businesses in Grants on Monday. At the same time, it is refreshing to hear Hicks powerfully defend his decision. Hicks declares in the report:

This is about the Constitution of this country, period. It’s about our livelihood. It’s about our liberties. It’s about our rights, and we will not compromise them no more to a tyrant in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe is the state’s capital from which the New Mexico governor has been overseeing the state government’s coronavirus crackdown.

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Judge Rules Illinois Governor Exceeded His Authority with Stay-At-Home Order

Darren Bailey, a farmer and Representative in the Illinois State Legislature, won his lawsuit that challenged Governor JB Pritzker’s authority to extend his stay-at-home order beyond the initial 30 days. Judge Michael McHaney ruled that Pritzker was prohibited “from in any way enforcing the March 20 executive order against Darren Bailey forcing him to isolate and quarantine in his home.” Bailey said that citizens are “overwhelmed” and “scared to death” not of the COVID-19 virus, but of losing their livelihoods. Illinois is counting anyone who died and merely suspected of having COVID-19 is being called a COVID-19 death. In spite of that policy, the statewide death toll is only 1,983, much lower than typical seasonal flu. -GEG

Political divisions over Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s statewide stay-at-home restrictions were on full display Monday, as a judge issued a temporary injunction allowing a Republican legislator to disregard the order, a decision Pritzker quickly denounced while forcefully defending his actions to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The ruling by Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney came in a lawsuit filed by Rep. Darren Bailey that challenged Pritzker’s authority to extend his stay-at-home order beyond the initial 30 days under the state’s Emergency Management Act.

While the ruling applied only to Bailey, it could open the door for other Illinois residents to seek similar relief from the stay-at-home order, with McHaney’s injunction as a justification.

In seeking the injunction, Bailey said he is “irreparably harmed each day he is subjected to” Pritzker’s executive order, and asked the judge to enjoin the governor or anyone under his authority from enforcing it against him.

McHaney’s ruling said Pritzker was prohibited “from in any way enforcing the March 20 executive order against Darren Bailey forcing him to isolate and quarantine in his home,” or any subsequent orders that would do the same.

At his daily coronavirus news briefing, Pritzker vigorously attacked Bailey, accusing him of acting for political reasons and ignoring the medical threat of the virus. Pritzker promised a quick appeal of the judge’s ruling and said he would carry the fight “to the furthest extent possible.”

“People are in danger as a result of this ruling, of the judge’s ruling of the suit that was brought by Darren Bailey,” Pritzker said.

“We certainly are going to act in a swift fashion to try to have this ruling overturned, certainly put a stay in place,” the governor said. “I mean it’s, frankly, it’s insulting, it’s dangerous, and people’s safety and health has now been put at risk. There may be people who contract coronavirus as a result of what Darren Bailey has done now.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also slammed the judge’s ruling, which she called “troubling,” and said it could give “the wrong impression that we have beaten the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Nothing about today’s ruling will change the city’s intention to continue imposing the stay at home restrictions,” she said in a statement.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office is “reviewing the order and considering our options for appeal in consultation with the governor’s office,” spokeswoman Annie Thompson said.

Illinois has been under a statewide stay-at-home order since March 21, placing broad restrictions on residents and businesses the order deems “nonessential,” aimed at curbing the spread of highly contagious COVID-19. Illinois was the second state to announce such a far-reaching statewide action, though the majority of states have since followed suit and instituted some statewide restrictions.

Pritzker announced last week he would extend the stay-at-home order through May 30, with some modifications due to take effect Friday.

Pritzker on Monday encouraged municipal leaders and residents across the state “to follow the advice of our scientists here in Illinois and across the nation,” and continue obeying the directives set out in the stay-at-home order.

“History will remember those who put politics aside to come together to keep people safe. It will also remember those who, so blindly devoted to ideology and the pursuit of personal celebrity, that they made an enemy of science, and of reason,” Pritzker said Monday.

In an interview later Monday afternoon, Bailey said he believes the judge’s ruling should apply to everyone in the state and encouraged others to take legal action similar to his own.

“If people want to, if anyone wants to file any kind of similar suit in their home county or in their circuit, they can certainly do that,” Bailey said. “What I’m doing is challenging the constitutionality of the governor, of what he’s been doing.”

Federal Judge Nullifies California Law Requiring Background Checks to Buy Ammo

US District Court Judge Roger Benitez nullified a California law requiring citizens to pass background checks before they can purchase ammunition. The judge wrote: “Maintaining Second Amendment rights are especially important in times like these. Keeping vigilant is necessary in both bad times and good, for if we let these rights lapse in the good times, they might never be recovered in time to resist the next appearance of criminals, terrorists, or tyrants.” -GEG

A federal judge has shot down a California law requiring citizens to pass background checks before they are allowed to purchase ammunition.

U.S. District Court Judge Robert Benitez in San Diego called the state’s law “onerous and convoluted” before he granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a lawsuit filed by the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) and six-time Olympic medalist shooting champion Kim Rhode, NBC News reported.

Californians voted for Proposition 63 in 2016, thereby banning “high-capacity magazines” and mandating background checks for ammunition sales.

The checks have been in effect since July of 2019.

Benitez issued his 120-page opinion on the ruling on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

“The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured,” he wrote.

“In this action, Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction enjoining California’s onerous and convoluted new laws requiring ammunition purchase background checks and implementing ammunition anti-importation laws,” Benitez said, according to NBC News.

He argued that background checks negatively affect legal ammunition buyers, but that they essentially do nothing to stop criminals from getting their hands on rounds.

“Criminals, tyrants and terrorists don’t do background checks,” the judge noted.

The coronavirus pandemic also serves as a reminder for why the right to bear arms is paramount, he continued.

“Presently, California and many other states sit in isolation under pandemic-inspired stay-at-home orders,” Benitez wrote, according to The Washington Free Beacon. “Schools, parks, beaches, and countless non-essential businesses are closed. Courts are limping by while police make arrests for only the more serious crimes.”

“Maintaining Second Amendment rights are especially important in times like these. Keeping vigilant is necessary in both bad times and good, for if we let these rights lapse in the good times, they might never be recovered in time to resist the next appearance of criminals, terrorists, or tyrants,” the judge opined.

CRPA President Chuck Michel praised Benitez’ decision in a statement on Thursday.

“This is a devastating blow to the anti-gun-owner advocates who falsely pushed Prop 63 in the name of safety,” Michel wrote. “In truth, red tape and the state’s disastrous database errors made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Californians to purchase ammunition for sport or self-defense.”

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Protesters Take Over Las Vegas Strip as 8,000 Citizens Tell the Governor to Reopen Nevada

Nevada: Radio host Wayne Allyn Root organized ‘America’s First Interactive Drive-thru Caravan’ on the Las Vegas strip to re-open the state. Police estimate that 8,000 citizens participated. Out of a Nevada population of 3-million, only 200 people have died from COVID-19, but Governor Sisolak is not impressed, either by the statistics or the demonstration. He says his lockdown order could extend through June — or later. -GEG

A protest caravan took over the Las Vegas strip on Friday calling on Democrat Governor Sisolak to reopen Nevada.

The protest dubbed ‘America’s First Interactive Drive-thru Caravan’ was organized by conservative radio host and friend of The Gateway Pundit, Wayne Allyn Root.

Wayne Root said police told him they estimated 8,000 people attended the protest.

The demonstrators drove down the strip demanding businesses reopen after only 200 Coronavirus deaths in the entire state of more than 3 million people.

Governor Sisolak however has no plans to reopen Nevada and suggested his lockdown order could extend through June — and even longer!

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Chicago Official CONFIRMS CDC Plot for Mass Vaccination!!

Dr. Allison Arwady took over Chicago’s Public Health Department in January and now is on the front line of Chicago’s response to COVID-19. During a press conference last week she said that Chicago’s health department is “moving towards this mass vaccination campaign” and they have already bought the syringes for the vaccines. -GEG

Illinois COVID-19 Task Force Admits the Numbers Are Seriously Rigged

Illinois Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike, says that ANYONE who dies after testing positive for the virus is classified as having died from the coronavirus.

“If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live, and then you also were found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death. It means that if, technically, even if you died of a clear alternate cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it’s still listed as a COVID death. So, everyone who’s listed as a COVID death doesn’t mean that that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of the death.” That’s what she said. -GEG