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Sheriff Clarke: 75% of Problems in Black Community are Self-Inflicted; Other 25% are Inflicted by Democrats

26051849-mjs_clarke12_nws_kwg_1_clarke12(2)It’s not the message Democrats want you to hear, because it doesn’t blame “racism.”

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke didn’t hold back on Tuesday night when he spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity about violence in the black community, saying most of the problems in the American ghetto are “self-inflicted,” and the rest are a result of liberalism.

“Seventy-five percent of the problems in the black community are self-inflicted,” Clarke said. “Things like father-absent homes, things like drug and alcohol abuse, school failure, failure to stay in the workforce. The other 25 percent are inflicted by the Democrat Party with their modern liberalism.”

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Clarke argued that the real issues aren’t being addressed the Democrat party — and the mainstream media — would rather push a false narrative aimed at blaming someone (or anyone) else.

Read more at http://visiontoamerica.com/23706/sheriff-clarke-75-of-problems-in-black-community-are-self-inflicted-other-25-are-inflicted-by-democrats/#SKs1gZLLb0WiG6Vs.99

Planned Parenthood Kept Aborted Babies Alive to Harvest Organs, Ex-Technician says

By Cheryl Wetzstein – The Washington Times – Wednesday, August 19, 2015
In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group’s practices.

Holly O’Donnell, a former blood and tissue procurement technician for the biotech startup StemExpress, also said she was asked to harvest an intact brain from the late-term, male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion.
A StemExpress supervisor “gave me the scissors and told me that I had to cut down the middle of the face. And I can’t even describe what that feels like,” said Ms. O’Donnell, who has been featured in earlier videos by the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group that previously had released six undercover clips involving Planned Parenthood personnel and practices.

David Daleiden, the video project leader, said the undercover footage and interviews show that fetuses are sometimes delivered “intact and alive” before their organs are harvested.

The federal Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 says that when a child is born alive, including having a beating heart, he or she is a legal person and has a right to lifesaving medical care.

California law also prohibits any kind of experimentation on a fetus with a discernible heartbeat, said the Center for Medical Progress, which is calling for the federal government to cease its $500 million a year support to Planned Parenthood and for it to be investigated.

“Today’s video is especially gruesome, and it shows, once again, the barbarity of what takes place at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country,” said Rep. Joseph R. Pitts, Pennsylvania Republican and chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health, one of several congressional panels investigating Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Wednesday that all the videos are “disturbing,” and his committee’s investigation will look into whether “any federal funding supported transactions involving fetal tissue.”

“Top-level employees of Planned Parenthood admit to changing their procedures to harvest intact bodies of unborn children for body-part trafficking,” said Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and civil justice.

Mr. Franks and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, also said Wednesday that they have written to 58 Planned Parenthood affiliates. They are seeking 10 years of data about all abortions, late-term abortions, “born-alive” infants, fetal tissue collections and any modifications of abortion techniques to “increase the odds of preserving intact fetal tissue and organs.”

Five states — Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Utah and New Hampshire — already have defunded Planned Parenthood.

A request for comment from Planned Parenthood Federation of America about the new video was not immediately available, but the nonprofit organization has denounced earlier undercover videos as fraudulent and misleading.

“These extremists show a total lack of compassion and dignity for women’s most personal medical decisions,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, said earlier this month after a video release.

Meanwhile, pro-life groups are using the videos to step up their calls for investigations and defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Horror: Baby’s Heart Beat as Brain Harvested

A newly released video in the series from the Center for Medical Progress about Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting practices is even more horrifying than previous ones.

The video features a former worker for Stem Express, the middleman organ-procurement company that has been mentioned in previous videos, talking about an organ extraction she was compelled to participate in.
Holly O’Donnell, a former blood and tissue technician for Stem Express, relates how an intact brain was harvested from a late-term male child whose heart was still beating after an abortion.
O’Donnell said she was working one day when a co-worker called her over to see something “kinda cool.”
“So, I’m over here and this is the moment I see it. I’m just flabbergasted,” O’Donnell said. “This is the most gestated fetus and the closest thing to a baby I’ve seen. … I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating — and I don’t know what to think. I knew why it was happening, because the electrical current, the nodes were still firing, and I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead or if it’s alive.”
The child had a fully formed face, and what O’Donnell said happened next convinced her she could no longer work for the company.
“Since the fetus was so intact [my coworker] said, ‘This is a really good fetus, and it looks like we can procure a lot from it. We’re going to procure the brain,'” O’Donnell said. “She takes the scissors and she makes a small incision … and goes, I would say to maybe a little bit through the mouth, and she was like, ‘OK, can you go the rest of the way?'”
O’Donnell said she didn’t want to do it but felt that she had to go along.
“I’m just sitting there like, ‘What did I just do?'” she said.

Abortion is terrible enough, and it’s appalling that the U.S. government is using taxpayer money to shore up a multibillion-dollar “nonprofit” business whose central purpose is the killing of unborn children, despite claims to the contrary.
Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood as a strategy to reduce the population of blacks, Latinos and other “unfit” people, was a strong proponent of birth control, segregation of undesirables and forced sterilization.
But Sanger quailed at abortion, mentioning in several instances that it was a barbaric practice:
“But during all the long years this matter has been discussed, advocated, refuted, the people themselves—poor people especially—were blindly, desperately practicing family limitation, just as they are practicing it today. To them birth control does not mean what it does to us. To them it has meant the most barbaric methods. It has meant the killing of babies—infanticide,—abortions,—in one crude way or another.”
“It is apparent that nothing short of contraceptives can put an end to the horrors of abortion and infanticide.”
“Usually this desire [for family limitation] has been laid to economic pressure… It has asserted itself among the rich and among the poor, among the intelligent and the unintelligent. It has been manifested in such horrors as infanticide, child abandonment and abortion.”
“While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.”
While the principles Planned Parenthood was founded upon can be seen as inevitably leading to abortion as a practice, it seems the organization has gone beyond Sanger’s vision.
The child has surpassed the parent, so to speak.
If Planned Parenthood were merely an organization dedicated to women’s health and promoting birth control, it’s doubtful there would be much if any serious opposition to it.
But what is apparent and becoming more alarming with each new video is that Planned Parenthood has sunk to depths of evil that even the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger would have been disgusted by.

Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/24497/planned-parenthood-horror-babys-heart-beat-as-brain-harvested/#b110hfj7wqlomcpR.99

Former Attorney General says Email Scandal Disqualifies Hillary Clinton from Office

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey has been making the rounds on various news networks in recent days. On Sunday he visited Fox News and on Monday he stopped by MSNBC. Both networks asked him to come in and discuss the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the possible fallout that may come next.

To say that AG Mukasey seems to think that this is a very serious matter would be putting it lightly. Mukasey used language that would indicate he believes that, at worst, Hillary Clinton could potentially see a prison cell, but that even the best case scenario would mean she should be disqualified from holding office.

And I don’t mean that he thinks she should be personally disqualified; Mukasey believes that the law demands that she be disqualified.
Here for your edification is “Title 18 Code 2071” which Mukasey was referencing.

(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.

On Fox News Mukasey also unmasked the lie the Clinton campaign has been telling about the FBI inquiry being about her server and not Clinton in particular.

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Sunday that Hillary Clinton is indeed the focus of a Justice Department probe, calling the argument that the investigation is about her private email network when she was secretary of state “ridiculous.”

“The FBI doesn’t investigate machines,” Mukasey, a Bush administration attorney general, told “Fox News Sunday.” “It investigates people.”

“It is not a political witch hunt,” he said.

Needless to say, AG Mukasey seems quite certain (and quite confident) that Hillary Clinton has committed a crime and that she is going to face serious repercussions for that crime. The deeper this hole gets the more convinced I become that Hillary Clinton will not be the Democrat nominee in 2016. Which makes me wonder… who will be?

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/22829/former-attorney-general-says-email-scandal-disqualifies-hillary-clinton-from-office/#j0CC5t7HJdxRl5km.99

Every Deported Illegal Household Saves Taxpayers THIS STAGGERING AMOUNT OF CASH

This is exactly what the liberal media doesn’t want you to know.

Advocates for mass-migration are using skewed financial claims to smear Donald Trump’s popular border proposals, which actually would help revive the near-bankrupt Social Security and Medicare programs.
For every illegal migrant household that leaves the United States under Trump’s plan, Americans would recoup nearly three-quarters of a million dollars ($719,350), according to 2010 data collected by Heritage scholar Robert Rector.
The lifetime savings accrued from one deported illegal household would provide funds for 125 low-income inner city students to receive the maximum Pell Grant award in 2015-2016 ($5,775); it could cover the cost of pre-kindergarten for 90 at-risk children (around $8,000 per child); or it could cover the one year cost of Medicaid for 124 enrollees ($5,790 based on FY2011 data).
But business interests want the migrants to stay. That’s because migrants help lower the cost of Americans’ wages, but also because the migrants spend their wages — plus taxpayer aid — at retail stories and rental agencies.

Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2015/08/report-every-deported-illegal-household-saves-taxpayers-this-staggering-amount-of-cash/

ISIS Makes America’s Liberals Hypocrites… Again

by Onan Coca
I am starting to wonder if there is anything that Islamic radical terrorists could do to actually turn liberals against them. I think that as long as these Muslim radicals hate Israel, liberals everywhere will find common cause with them in their war against humanity.

Over the last year or so we’ve told you about Muslim terrorists kidnapping, torturing, raping, murdering and pillaging all across the Middle East and Africa. We’ve even brought you stories about the horrible persecution of women, children, Christians and other religious minorities, and homosexuals. Have the brave liberals in Hollywood or Washington, D.C. put together a viral ad campaign decrying these civil rights abuses? Nope. They’re to busy marching to stop global warming, doing videos to support baby murder and taking naked pictures of themselves to protest animal cruelty.

The London Daily Mail is reporting that ISIS has recently released another video showing the execution of two homosexual men in the city of Homs in Syria.

This latest shocking video – which runs to over six minutes – shows the proclamation being read out in front of a captivated audience, who have crammed into the street, lining the walls as they awaited the gruesome execution.

The warped justifications for the murders say they can be carried out on the grounds of religion – as are the rapes of ‘non-believers’, like the Yazidi girls.

The two men are then led, blindfolded, across the roof, before being thrown to their death after being made to teeter on the edge by their evil captors.

The moment the doomed men hit the ground is not shown, but the crowd – which had been waiting expectedly – are shown surging forward to stone the men as as they lie twisted on the floor.

The blood-spattered rocks are seen on the ground alongside the bodies.

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Liberal inattentiveness on Islamic terrorism isn’t the fault of the terrorists – they’ve been trying hard to get noticed for years – it’s entirely the fault of the modern liberal worldview. If it doesn’t advance their own causes… they just don’t have the time to care. Sorry, Christians who are getting raped, tortured and beheaded. Sorry, little children who are being kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. Sorry, gay men who are being tossed off the roofs of buildings…

‘We know you’re suffering but you’ll just have to wait until we can make these darned conservatives bake our cakes, kill our babies and raise our minimum wage!’

Maybe I’m being a bit cynical but I feel like I’ve got reason.

See, I am against the movement to force Christians to participate in gay weddings, and I also believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman for life. I also happen to believe that homosexuality (and any other sexual activity outside of a monogamous heterosexual marriage) is sin.

But…

I am appalled at the treatment of homosexuals in the Islamic world. I am disgusted by the Obama administration’s decision not to stand up and speak out for the gay men and women who are suffering under horrible circumstances across the Middle East and North Africa. I am outraged that President Obama would go to Kenya where homosexuals are not routinely jailed and murdered (though they are marginalized) and speak out about gay rights, but not do so in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE or elsewhere in the Muslim world!

It’s absolute cowardice that drives President Obama to give his sanctimonious speeches while attempting to shame us – who believe that all people have inherent value and should be treated with respect and love – while not even broaching the subject with his “friends” and allies in the Islamic world.

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/22463/isis-makes-americas-liberals-hypocrites-again/#pDL5lmbbWpMqB7Od.99

Another judge orders inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails

by Bob Unruh

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The cloud hanging over Hillary Clinton because of her handling of government emails while she was secretary of state got a little lower, a little blacker and a little more ominous Thursday when another federal judge stepped in and ordered the State Department to work with the FBI to respond to a legal demand for details about her practice.

“We wouldn’t be here today if the employee (Clinton) had followed government policy,” U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said, according to a report from Judicial Watch.

The organization has Freedom of Information Act lawsuits pending over access to information about Clinton’s performance while secretary of state for Barack Obama. Judicial Watch was in court because the FBI recently took physical control of a thumb drive and a computer server reportedly used by Hillary Clinton while secretary of state.

She has reported she set up her own private email system and computer server while she was head of the State Department. She has claimed repeatedly that she neither sent nor received classified emails on the unsecured and private system.

But federal officials reviewing the issue, including two inspectors general, have found emails containing classified material.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, said the State Department today “admitted that it had not made any effort to coordinate with the FBI in the obvious task of asking for information responsive to inquiries by the court and Judicial Watch.”

“Today’s court hearing highlights the blatant disregard for federal records laws. The court observed, ‘We wouldn’t be here today if the employee [former Secretary Clinton] had followed government policy,’ and I could not agree more,” he said.

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Sullivan’s order followed a concession by the State Department that it has an obligation to check the devices now in government custody for records that would be responsive to the Judicial Watch request.

He ordered the State Department to produce a report by Sept. 20, and another hearing is scheduled Oct. 1.

The court said: “For the reasons stated by the court at the August 20, 2015, status hearing, and as agreed to by defendant’s counsel, the State Department is hereby ordered to request that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inform it about any information recovered from Mrs. Clinton’s server and the related thumb drive that is: (a) potentially relevant to the FOIA request at issue in this case; and (b) not already in the State Department’s possession. The State Department shall file a status report, no later than Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., informing the court of the following: (1) the process agreed upon between the FBI and the State Department for the sharing of information relevant to this lawsuit; (2) the status of the Inspector General of the State Department’s report regarding Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private server; and (3) a timetable for the completion of any ongoing searches related to this lawsuit.”

The issue was complicated, Judicial Watch said, by a recent court filing from the State Department in which officials insisted they never issued a personal computing device to Clinton, and the units used by Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills might have been destroyed.

The explanation said: “[The State Department] does not believe that any personal computing device was issued by the department to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has not located any such device at the department. [The State Department] believes that Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin were each issued BlackBerry devices. [The State Department] has not located any such device at the department … Because the devices issued to Ms. Mills and Ms. Abedin would have been outdated models, in accordance with standard operating procedures those devices would have been destroyed or excessed. ”

The orders come in Judicial Watch’s lawsuit demanding records about the controversial employment status of Abedin, the former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton. The case, once thought over, was reopened because of revelations about Hillary Clinton’s use of the private email services.

The Wall Street Journal said the Clinton campaign claimed that the emails were classified after the fact.

“She was at worst a passive recipient of unwitting information that subsequently became deemed as classified,” campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said.

The server she used was maintained by a private company and stored at a data center in New Jersey before it was turned over to the FBI last week.

Clinton repeatedly had assured questioners “there is no classified material” on her emails. She later changed her responses to say she didn’t get any materials marked classified.

“Secretary Clinton has repeatedly made false claims about her email records, and her charge that these investigations are partisan have been widely ridiculed. If she and her campaign are having a change of heart, she should personally admit the truth and retract her false statements,” said Kevin Smith, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner.

Federal investigators have said they now may be in a position to examine contents – even those that were deliberately deleted – now that they have physical custody of the unit.

CBS News reported questions are arising about not only her server but the devices she used to access her system.

“Any time you’re bringing your own equipment and using it for work purposes, it’s not as secure as something that’s actually issued by the company,” CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman told the network.

“Because they take those laptops, for example, and they pre-configure them, they put their own software on them, tracking software, update software, and they distribute them.”

WHAS TV reported even Democrats were beginning to back away from Hillary Clinton.

“I just never feel I have a grasp of what the facts are,” Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., told the station. “Clearly, she has handled it poorly from the first day. And, there’s the appearance of dishonesty, if it’s not dishonest.”

The Washington Free Beacon reported analysts have described two laws that potentially were broken.

One forbids the unauthorized removal and storage of classified information, a law that was used to prosecute retired Army Gen. David Petraeus. A second law, a felony with a sentence of up to 10 years, prohibits removal of national defense information.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/another-judge-orders-inquiry-into-hillary-clintons-emails/#m77PcjjTlzWsiG4i.99

7th Planned Parenthood Video Reveals They Harvested Baby’s Heart While It Was Still Beating

(Warning: Disturbing Content)
The third episode in a new documentary web series and 7th video on Planned Parenthood’s supply of aborted fetal tissue tells a former procurement technician’s harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion.
#PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTED BABY’S HEART STILL BEATING IN LATE-TERM ORGAN HARVESTING CASE
Whistleblower Who Harvested Aborted Baby Parts Inside Planned Parenthood Clinics for StemExpress Describes “Most Difficult Experience I Had There” In Latest Documentary Episode

Contact: Peter Robbio, probbio@crcpublicrelations.com, 703.683.5004

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19–The third episode in a new documentary web series and 7th video on Planned Parenthood’s supply of aborted fetal tissue tells a former procurement technician’s harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion.

The “Human Capital” documentary web series, produced by The Center for Medical Progress, integrates expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions to explore different themes within Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal tissue. Episode 3, “Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Superior Product,” launches today at: http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/2015/08/human-capital-episode-3-planned-parenthoods-custom-abortions-for-superior-product/

The series focuses on the personal narrative of Holly O’Donnell, a former Blood and Tissue Procurement Technician for StemExpress, a biotech start-up that until last week was partnered with two large northern California Planned Parenthood affiliates to purchase their aborted fetus parts and resell them for scientific experimentation.

O’Donnell describes the harvesting, or “procurement,” of organs from a nearly intact late-term fetus aborted at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte’s Alameda clinic in San Jose, CA. “‘I want to see something kind of cool,’” O’Donnell says her supervisor asked her. “And she just taps the heart, and it starts beating. And I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this fetus, and its heart is beating, and I don’t know what to think.”

The San Jose Planned Parenthood does abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Referring to the beating heart of the aborted fetus, O’Donnell remarks, “I don’t know if that constitutes it’s technically dead, or it’s alive.”

State and federal law require that the same treatment be given to an infant born-alive after an abortion as to a normally delivered baby (1 U.S.C. 8, CA Health and Safety Code 123435). California law also prohibits any kind of experimentation on a fetus with a discernible heartbeat (CA Health and Safety Code 123440). StemExpress has been cited in published scientific literature as a source of fetal hearts used for Langendorff perfusion, which keeps a heart beating after it is excised from the body: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/omcl/2015/730683/

O’Donnell also tells how her StemExpress supervisor instructed her to cut through the face of the fetus in order to get the brain. “She gave me the scissors and told me that I had to cut down the middle of the face. I can’t even describe what that feels like,” she says.

The video also features recordings of Dr. Ben Van Handel, the Executive Director of Novogenix Laboratories, LLC, and also of Perrin Larton, Procurement Manager of Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR). Novogenix is the company that has harvested fetal organs from abortions done by Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, in Los Angeles, while ABR is the oldest fetal tissue procurement company and works with Planned Parenthood in San Diego and other clinics around the country. Van Handel admits, “There are times when after the procedure is done that the heart actually is still beating,” and Larton describes abortions she has seen where “the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.”

CMP’s Project Lead David Daleiden notes, “Today’s video contains heartrending admissions about the absolute barbarism of Planned Parenthood’s abortion practice and baby parts sales in which fetuses are sometimes delivered intact and alive. Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization from the top down and should be immediately stripped of taxpayer funding and prosecuted for their atrocities against humanity.”

THE REVOLVING DOOR OF THE U.S. BORDER

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By John F. Di Leo –

On Wednesday, a young American woman – Kathryn Steinle, age 32 – was shot in the back as she and her father were strolling on a pier in San Francisco. She died in his arms, pleading “Help me, help me!”

The facts in the case are plain, and undisputed. We don’t even need to fill the story with the adverb “allegedly,” since the demon who did it has admitted to have done it (though he claims it was accidental, in alternate moments claiming either that the gun went off on its own or that he was just “shooting at seals” for fun, but missed… as if tourists at a viewing pier in San Francisco are allowed to take pot shots at the seals).

The villain, Francisco Sanchez, has at least seven felony convictions for drug trafficking (so yes, we would call him a demon even if he hadn’t killed Miss Steinle; he’s killed plenty of addicts by dealing their drugs). He has been deported five times. He was caught and released by the city of San Francisco because it’s a “sanctuary city,” a city that attracts illegal foreign criminals because it’s on record promising to shelter them from immigration authorities. There’s even a shocker about the gun he used; it’s reported to be a handgun that was either stolen from, or misplaced by, a federal agent last year.

Oh yes, there’s much to say about this case.

A Cornucopia of Issues

The case is rightly bringing the outrageous issue of sanctuary cities to the forefront of debate. When our big cities are hotbeds of crime already – gang-infested, drug-addled, awash in the blood of murder and rape and mugging and armed robbery – why would they put out a welcome mat for even more criminals?

Why let them go, when they catch them, flouting federal law? Why turn a dangerous criminal loose into society, as San Francisco did this spring, by catching Francisco Sanchez and letting him go, free to kill Kathryn Steinle on a sightseeing pier? Yes, sanctuary cities must be stopped; their city fathers must be held accountable for the crimes committed by the criminals they keep setting free.

The case is also, rightly, bringing into focus the nature of our illegal alien problem. While there are many decent, hardworking, well-intentioned people among these immigrants, so frustrated by the lack of opportunity in their home countries that they risk violating our laws to grab a piece of the American Dream (no, we mustn’t accept it, but we can understand it), the flood of illegal aliens is also populated with incredible numbers of criminals. Our open borders are importing a broad mix of people – willing workers seeking the American Dream, loafers seeking the cushy American welfare state, and criminals, seeking a new population of 300 million ready marks.

A rational immigration system would differentiate between the three; our current system allows the latter two to spoil the mix and poison the American electorate’s opinion even of the first.

And the case is also bringing to the fore an issue oft-discussed and decried: the ludicrously short sentences we mete out in punishment for those convicted of crimes. It’s almost impossible to bring a case to trial in our overloaded cities, still more difficult to get a conviction. By the time someone is finally convicted of anything, he has probably been breaking the law for years.

The robbery, rape, mugging or drug deal for which we finally got a conviction was likely his tenth, or twentieth, or fiftieth crime. We need to punish appropriately, but we don’t – we let them go with time served, or after mere months of a multi-year sentence. Our nation’s sentencing must get tougher; there is no excuse for a known violent criminal being allowed back on the streets, while he’s still healthy enough to do it again.

As awful as this horrific killing was, the silver lining is that, at last, some people are paying attention to these issues, people who hadn’t before. We see a murder, we learn that the criminal was caught and convicted again and again, and yet, released again and again, and we ask why. Like the late Miss Steinle, we call out to our politicians, “Help us!” Solve this problem. Seal these borders. Lock up these convicts and throw away the key. Help us!

The Revolving Door of the United States Border

But perhaps the most disturbing issue about this case is the determination of most Americans to remain locked in an 18th century mindset on the question of what to do with illegal alien criminals, once caught.

Think about this:

The man was deported five times. Yes, five times that we’re sure of. Five times that the government has admitted to.

And part of the media uproar in the wake of this murder is the shouted demand “Why Wasn’t He Deported Again???”

Why on earth is that their question? Deporting him five times didn’t help; he just walked back, or rode back, or flew back, or sailed back, again and again, as hundreds of thousands do, all the time. We have somewhere between 20 and 40 million illegal aliens, at large throughout in the United States, and of these at least 350,000 are known to be convicted criminals.

We deport them, and they return. We deport them again, and they return again. Why in the world is deportation still used in this day and age?

The Changing Face of Transportation

Two or three centuries ago, travel was difficult. Dirt roads were full of muddy ruts, carriage wheels would get stuck, horses would break a leg tripping in a pothole. Inter-continental travel was, for most people, a once-in-a-lifetime decision: a transatlantic crossing might last months, most would sicken and many would die of illness in transit. Even just a century ago, in the age of the Titanic and the Lusitania, only the rich would travel from country to country on a regular basis. For all but the rich, it was a matter of permanent migration.

In those days, deportation worked. If you sent someone back home to Europe, or Asia, or South America, they stayed there. Deportation was a reasonable approach to the problem of border-jumpers and minor foreign criminals. Once you ejected them, they were unlikely to return.

The advances of the 20th century changed all that. Distances have shortened as transportation has improved. You can accomplish in days what used to take weeks or months. There are daily ferries and cruise ships, hourly airplanes and buses, travelling in and out of the United States at low cost and general comfort. And there’s so much commercial transport now, if one is willing to sacrifice that comfort, one can be a stowaway in a truck or ship or bus. You can deport in the morning and have the criminal back on our soil by nightfall, and don’t think it doesn’t happen!

Conservatives often remind society that there are many timeless truths, timeless approaches. The great Pope Benedict XVI was ushered into office on the power of his stirring sermon in favor of constant truths and in opposition to moral relativism. Our own Framers wrote a Constitution to last the test of time; the brilliant structure and clear limits of our Constitution remain a splendid plan today, 228 years after it was written. Recognizing this, conservatives sometimes get an undue reputation for sticking with the ways of the past.

But this is untrue. In fact, the American Right opposes the Left’s rejection of “all that is old on principle” – the Right opposes the Left’s advocacy of “change for the sake of change”… but that does not mean that the Right is stuck in the past.

In fact, the American Right can tell the difference between timeless truths and technological changes. The Right can and does advocate updating policy to preserve the spirit of the law and the spirit of the American Way. If deportation is no longer appropriate or effective as a tool for respecting our borders and fighting crime, it is long past time to look for other solutions.

Deportation is simply no longer a logical tool. Our nation spends millions on bus fare, train fare, and plane fare, every year, just to send people to a border that they’ll jump again as soon as we shut our eyes. It’s a waste of time and money. Over the past hundred years, deportation has gone from being a tool to being nothing but an incredibly expensive placebo. And somehow, our nation’s thinkers have failed to notice the change.

Alternatives to Deportation

When a person commits a crime on United States soil, that person is our problem. Merely returning him to his country of origin has proven to be pointless, as that country may not take him, may accept him and then release him, may even accept him and then facilitate his return to the United States. There ARE countries, after all, that just view the USA as a handy dumping ground for their own problem populations, no matter whether those problems are the unemployed, the unemployable or the criminal.

We can build the long-promised “virtual wall” along our southern border… a combination of walls and fences and minefields and electrified barriers. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start. By making it harder to cross for the first time, we’re also making it harder to cross for the second, third, fourth, and fifth.

We can enforce existing immigration law, which would dissuade more newcomers from flouting the law and entering in the first place, ahead of those honorable immigrants who wait their turn and do it right.

And we can have a separate, and tougher, criminal justice approach for illegal immigrants than the one we have for citizens.

Don’t think that’s some groundbreaking proposal, by the way. We ALREADY have numerous criminal justice approaches today. The nation has always had courts administered by the military for our servicemen, courts administered by Customs for international trade violations, military tribunals for POWs and other foreign criminals caught in conjunction with a war. And so too, we have a special criminal justice approach for illegal aliens.

The problem is that our criminal justice approach for illegals is easier on them than is the system we administer to citizens!

An American citizen convicted of robbery, drug dealing, rape or murder gets sentenced to time served, or to a short or long sentence in a state or federal prison.
But an illegal alien convicted of such crimes is often merely deported, which is often tantamount to being set free… and often, they don’t even bother to try the case; illegal aliens apprehended in conjunction with crimes are frequently just deported immediately, the case closed without trial because deportation – theoretically – rendered a trial unnecessary.
Honestly, is this a sane approach? Does this double standard – try and imprison the citizen criminal, set the illegal alien criminal free – make any sense at all? I’m no advocate for the American criminal element, but honestly, wouldn’t they have a right to object to such unequal treatment?

It is time to turn it around, and be tougher on the illegal alien criminals. Deportation should be limited to people who have overstayed their visas but committed no other crimes. If someone is a burglar, put him in jail. A drug dealer? Put him in jail. A mugger? Put him in jail. A murderer, violent rapist, child molester, or armed robber? Execute him.

As long as the criminal element knows that the USA is easier on foreign criminals that we are on our own homegrown criminals, we will remain a target destination for the world’s worst criminals.

Only if we turn around this reputation, and return to the good sense of a nation that values its law-abiding citizens more than its gate-crashing villains, only then will the criminals of the world learn that America is no place for them.

Only when we eliminate deportation, and return to the time-honored punishments of the cellblock and the executioner’s hood, will we finally be on track toward making America a safe and prosperous nation once again.

Copyright 2015 John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicago-based international trade compliance trainer. A former leader of the Ethnic American Council and Chicagoland chapter of Young Americans for Freedom in the 1980s, and a county chairman of the Milwaukee Republican Party in the 1990s, his columns are regularly found in Illinois Review.

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Kirsten Powers Tells Fellow Democrats They Are on the Wrong Side of History

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Kirsten Powers pulls no punches in her column for USA Today.
Kirsten Powers can be fairly nauseating when she pumps up same-sex “marriage,” or writes propaganda for Hillary Clinton against Rand Paul. But she does, with that record, show that the truth of abortion should not be controversial at all. Anyone can see it!
In fact, many people do but are intimidated into silence. So, if I can’t respect Powers’ ideological commitments (as a whole), I certainly respect her courage. I have to wonder how much income she will lose by telling the truth. It is always hard to go against one’s own people.
And Powers goes against them hard.
Democrats like to talk about the importance of being on the “right side of history.” This phrase was invoked frequently during the same-sex marriage debate. Yet when faced with a series of videos detailing grotesque human rights abuses against unborn children by Planned Parenthood Federation of America doctors, Democratic Party forces have eschewed all concern for historical or moral rightness.

Powers doesn’t compromise on principal but she also appeals to Democratic self-interest. As a person who believes that human life begins at conception (and therefore so do human rights), I had never really paid much attention to the shift in public opinion about what is allowable depending on the trimester of the baby in the womb. Powers is also committed to protecting human life from conception, but she did her research.
According to video transcript, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, PPFA’s senior director of medical services, mentions prioritizing the abortion of a “17-weeker” the day before because he or she was “more likely to yield what we needed.” Second trimester abortions, she explained, are the “cases that yield the tissue that you want.” Nucatola noted that one-quarter of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles abortions occur in the second trimester (3,000 out of 12,000, she said).
Did you get that? Nucatola appears to be saying that three thousand second trimester abortions occur every year in just one Planned Parenthood region. In another video, Dr. Savita Ginde, identified as Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, explains: “We’re doing procedures at seventeen weeks, so we have fairly large identifiable [body] parts.” She then discusses the need to train abortion doctors so they don’t crush the desirable organs of these four-and-a-half-month old fetuses.
This is exactly the sort of detail to which I wouldn’t (and didn’t) pay much attention amid my general horror at what I was witnessing on the video. As I read Powers’ column, I wondered where she was going with this.
And then it all becomes clear:
Guess who supports second trimester abortions, barring extreme extenuating circumstances? Almost nobody.
When Gallup asked in 2012 whether abortion should be legal in the second trimester, only 27 percent of respondents said yes. This percentage has been nearly unchanged since Gallup began asking this question in 1996. As Slate’s Will Saletan noted in a 2014 piece analyzing abortion polling, “Even the most pro-choice people aren’t sold on abortion rights beyond the first trimester.”
This was the general position even prior to the release of videos demonstrating the harsh reality of such abortions.
Even besides the gruesome organ harvesting and organ trafficking issues, we now have hours of video footage on Planned Parenthood’s preference for second trimester abortions.
And that means that Planned Parenthood is stuck, even if they could magically transmute their revenue stream entirely into “compensation” rather than “profit.” It isn’t just that they like second trimester abortions (or older?) for parts. It isn’t just that, as Abby Johnson told in her interview with Steven Crowder, Planned Parenthood charges more for the older babies.
(Yes, this is the same Abby Johnson who used to be the director of a Houston Planned Parenthood abortuary and who testified that organ harvesting brought in $120,000 of revenue to them every month. Explain to me how none of that was profit.)
But also in that interview Crowder explains that Planned Parenthood can never allow any other message to come from it or any of its associates other than that abortion is permissible during the entire nine months. No one is allowed to deviate from the party position.

Read more at http://politicaloutcast.com/2015/08/kirsten-powers-tells-fellow-democrats-they-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history/#5AMgJlBlMmbA0sU1.99

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