Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 34 counties along or near the Lone Star State’s border with Mexico, claiming that President Biden’s immigration policies had allowed in human traffickers, gang members, and a flood of drugs. Abbott noted that Texas Department of Public Safety troopers had made over 1,300 criminal arrests, apprehended over 35,000 illegal migrants and seized over 10,000 pounds of drugs and over 100 firearms since March 6 of this year. Between January and April, troopers had intercepted 21.5 million lethal doses of fentanyl. Last week, Abbott announced plans to enact legislation criminalizing the manufacture or delivery of fentanyl, a deadly opioid. He also plans to arrest and imprison illegal aliens for aggravated trespassing that could lead to jail sentences of 6 months or more.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 34 counties along or near the Lone Star State’s border with Mexico Tuesday, claiming that President Biden’s immigration policies had allowed in a flood of drugs and gang members.
“President Biden’s open-border policies have paved the way for dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to pour into our communities,” Abbott said in a statement.
“Meanwhile, landowners along the border are seeing their property damaged and vandalized on a daily basis while the Biden Administration does nothing to protect them.”
In the declaration, Abbott noted that Texas Department of Public Safety troopers had “made over 1,300 criminal arrests, apprehended over 35,000 illegal migrants and seized over 10,000 pounds of drugs and over 100 firearms” since March 6 of this year. He also stated that between January and April, troopers had intercepted “21.5 million lethal doses of fentanyl.”
A critic noted that within days of the identification of a new variant, “global travel has been halted, states of emergency have been declared, and now we see a pharmaceutical company announcing the variant-specific vaccine trial that will begin in the U.S. in a few weeks.”
Thuringia and Saxony, the two states with the lowest vaccination rates (under 60%) also have the lowest excess mortality rates at 4% and 2% respectively. The front runner is Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with a vaccination rate of 66% and an excess mortality rate of 16%.
A petitioner is seeking prosecution in India’s High Court against Bill Gates and Adar Poonawalla, partners in manufacturing the AstraZeneca shot, accusing them of being co-conspirators to mass murder. Poonwalla is the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), reportedly the world’s largest vaccine maker.
Two fathers Jeremy Story, a minister, and Dustin Clark, a retired Army captain, spoke out against the Round Rock Independent School District at school board meetings in two separate incidents, and both men were later arrested at their homes.
Ford, General Motors and Stellantis have agreed the United Auto Workers union members will not be forced to take the mandatory vaccine as a condition of employment. Also, the vaccine status of the workers will remain private.
Gregory McMichael, a retired law enforcement official, and his son Travis McMichael pursued Ahmaud Arbery in their vehicle. Travis McMichael has a shotgun and struggled with Arbery. Neighbor William Bryan also joined altercation. All three men were convicted of murder and multiple lesser charges.
The New York City Public Design Commission, appointed by the mayor, removed a statue of Thomas Jefferson because he owned slaves. In 2017, when statues of Confederate figures were targeted, former President Trump predicted that statues of Jefferson and Washington would face the axe. History is being erased.
Children’s Wisconsin Milwaukee Hospital was overwhelmed when 18 children who were injured in the Christmas parade. The hospital is facing a medical staff shortage due to the Covid vaccine mandate that is affecting the care of the children, some of whom are in critical care.
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has decided to get tough on crime and drop his commitment to “social justice” just weeks after securing the release of his father, David Gilbert, a member of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist group, that killed two police officers.
Hubert Wiggs was not only out on parole for a 2010 firearms and illegal drug conviction, but he was also out on bail for possession of an illegal firearm in 2019 after he was allegedly caught with a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun and a small amount of PCP in another person’s car.
The Long Beach Emergency Department, that sees about 10,000 visitors each year, will be closed for at least a month due to the state’s vaccine mandate. The Long Beach Emergency Department is the only emergency room in that city.
A survey showed that 37% of truck drivers will refuse the jab. The Fifth Circuit Court of appeals and OSHA halted the implementation of Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses, but White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has urged employers to move forward with mandates anyway.
The Australian army forcibly removed residents in the Northern Territories to the Howard Springs quarantine camp after nine new Covid-19 cases were identified following a “blitz” of tests. Authorities reported that 38 contacts were found and transported to the camp and more contacts are expected to be discovered.
A 2014 law known as Prop. 47 helped create the crime surge in California by downgrading thefts under $950 to misdemeanors. This, combined with follow-up laws that removed jail as a punishment for non-felonies, created a crime wave that law enforcement cannot handle.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is an avid supporter of so-called criminal justice reform, which includes releasing criminals from prison. Only one-third of all referrals from the police in this county are ever charged!
More than 40 people were injured, including 12 children. The victims include Virginia Sorenson, 79 Leanna Owens, 71 Tamara Durand, 52 James Coolidge, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 82. An 11-year old girl remains in hospital fighting for her life with a broken pelvis and lost kidney.
Austria announced that Covid vaccines will be compulsory by February 2022, citing a 66% vaccination rate. A full lockdown was imposed nationwide, confining to their homes. A large rally, organized by the right-wing Freedom Party, drew 40,000 protesters this past weekend in Vienna alone.
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Based on data so far this year, experts predict that there will be 863,000 border apprehensions this Fiscal Year, though this only counts illegal aliens who are caught at the border and does not include those who successfully cross.
California: Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom vowed to implement universal healthcare in the the state and will grant medical services to illegal aliens through executive order. Newsom is up in the polls by 20 points and is likely to win the governor’s office.
More than 13,000 children are in US custody, and they are being held in overcrowded facilities, confined in small spaces, and don’t see sunlight or shower for days. In addition to child smuggling, Drew Hernandez reported “we have all these pedophiles, rapists, and kidnappers being released into the United States.”