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Californians are fed up with homeless crisis: Flyers in Lodi ask homeless to leave

On Sunday I told you about a full page ad an anonymous person placed in the SF Chronicle to warn residents to “watch your backs” because the city can’t do anything about the homeless crisis. Apparently people have had enough with the homeless in Lodi (south of Sacramento) as well. Flyers asking the homeless to leave have been spotted in the city.

From SF Gate: Flyers found around Lodi are sending someone’s message loud and clear: homeless people are not welcome in the Central Valley city.

The flyers, riddled with questionable grammar, read: “Your homeless filth and destruction of property, your illegal squatting in our parks, your pandering and public urination and defecating wherever you are, the discarded stolen property you leave in your wake, IS NOT WANTED IN LODI.

Find your family, get help, move out of Lodi. Do something productive towards your future.”

The flyers aren’t signed, and it’s not clear where they originated from.

Tom Patti, of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, told KCRA that many residents have expressed ongoing frustrated with the homeless community.

“We have encampments with litter everywhere. You know who’s creating the litter but there’s no accountability in any capacity,” Patti said. “So it’s time to start having some accountability.”

“I get it. I mean, it’s frustrating, but I think we as fellow citizens have to be willing to enter in with the people that need healing,” said Shelby Young, executive director of Lodi House, in an interview with KOVR.

Lodi House is a nonprofit organization that aims to help homeless women and children get back on their feet by providing shelter, counseling and support. “Shame doesn’t change behavior,” Young said of the flyers.

A survey conducted by the county found an estimated 1,552 people in San Joaquin County were experiencing homelessness in 2017. For reference, there were an estimated 7,499 homeless people living in San Francisco the same year.

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Paging Secret Service: One Grand Gallery in Oregon displays “artwork” of President Trump being beheaded

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This is why many folks are choosing to #WalkAway from the demorat party.

The gallery displayed this image in their store window.

From the gallery’s Facebook post (which was deleted several hours later):

“The same people offended over a “death threat” are the same people upholding death threats & violence. Irony.”

One Grand Gallery is located in Portland, Oregon. About the gallery, from their web site:

“Founded in 2012 by Jordan Chan-Mendez, One Grand Gallery promotes artwork meeting at the intersection of fine art and graphic design. Featuring established artists as well as emerging talent, One Grand Gallery’s program maintains a conceptual quality relevant to the central discussion of urban and contemporary artwork. Realized by means of solo and group shows, art fairs, community partnerships and collaborations with varied creative agencies, One Grand Gallery aims to serve as a source of creative instigation.”

It seems to me that the death threats and violence are coming from your side, Mr. Chan-Mendez. See the following:

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ICE arrests 37 illegal aliens in Middlesex, NJ who were released by local jail after they ignored detainer requests

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Local sanctuary-loving progressives are not honoring ICE detainers and are releasing criminals back into their communities. Wait until you read the details regarding some of the crimes these illegal aliens committed and how the local county did not comply with ICE detainer requests. It will make your blood boil.

This is why we need ICE.

Press release from ICE Enforcement and Removal, dated 7/16/2018:

NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office arrested 37 individuals during a five-day operation that concluded Friday, as part of the agency’s ongoing public safety efforts. The operation targeted criminal aliens who were previously incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail (MCJ), and who were subsequently released to the community by MCJ, without honoring the ICE detainer or advising ICE of their release. The operation also targeted other criminal aliens residing in Middlesex County.

Of those arrested, 16 subjects had been previously released by MCJ without honoring the ICE detainer and 78% had prior criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.

“ERO New Jersey will continue to enforce ICE’s commitment to public safety,” said Ruben Perez, acting Field Office Director of ERO in Newark. “Middlesex county, which aspires to be a ‘sanctuary county’ by protecting criminal aliens, in the process assists criminals in undermining federal law, and creates a dangerous environment in the community. It also overburdens local law enforcement. ICE will continue to execute its mission in such communities.”

The individuals arrested as part of the operation were nationals of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and Turkey.

These individuals range from 21 to 68 years old and all were previously arrested or convicted of a variety of offenses. Some of the arrests and convictions included: aggravated criminal sexual contact, aggravated assault, DUI, hindering apprehension, endangering the welfare of a child, battery, theft, burglary, possession of a weapon, forgery, domestic violence assault, disorderly conduct, and illegal entry.

The 16 subjects that were released by MCJ and arrested during this operation include:

  • A 68-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the Perth Amboy Police Department on January 23, 2009, in Middlesex County for the crimes of murder–purposely and hinder prosecution-false info and was booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On June 14, 2011, he was convicted of aggravated manslaughter and hinder own prosecution-false info and was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment in state prison. On May 5, 2015, the subject was transferred from state prison back to the custody of the Middlesex County Jail as he appealed his convictions. On May 5, 2015, ICE issued a detainer to Middlesex County Jail. On May 22, 2018, the original charge was overturned and he was found guilty of a single felony charge of hindering-oneself-give false information and sentenced to time servedEven though an ICE detainer was previously issued he was released.
  • A 21-year-old citizen of Turkey was arrested by the South Brunswick Police Department on May 10, 2017, in Middlesex County for burglary entering structure and theft by unlawful taking, and was booked into Middlesex County Jail. On May 10, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released.  On July 15, 2017, he was arrested for resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law, and possession of marijuana.  On October 12, 2017, he was arrested by ICE officers in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey and was subsequently released on bond by the Immigration Judge.  On April 12, 2018, he was arrested for a third time for simple assault, harassment, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and was booked into the Middlesex County Jail.  On April 13, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored again and he was released.
  • A 32-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the New Brunswick Police Department on August 12, 2016, in Middlesex County for Aggravated Sexual Assault- Helpless Victim, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Sexual Assault-Force/Coercion, and Criminal Sexual Contact and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On August 16, 2016, ICE issued a detainer. On May 18, 2018, he was convicted of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and sentenced to 644 days’ time served, parole supervision for life and registration under Megan’s Law. On May 21, 2018, Middlesex County Jail refused to honor the detainer and he was released.
  • A 26-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the North Brunswick Police Department on February 17, 2017, in Middlesex County for driving while his license was suspended and on his court date of May 23, 2017, he was found guilty and sentenced to ten (10) days of incarceration at the Middlesex County Jail. On May 31, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released. He also had a prior conviction for DUI.
  • A 46-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the Carteret Police Department on December 15, 2017, in Middlesex County for domestic violence/simple assault and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On December 25, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored by Middlesex County Jail and he was released. On June 28, 2018, he was convicted of Domestic Violence Assault.
  • A 34-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the Edison Police Department on May 29, 2018, in Middlesex County for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On May 30, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released.
  • A 42-year-old citizen of Honduras was convicted of illegal entry on November 10, 2009, and removed.  On June 12, 2017, she was arrested by the Woodbridge Police Department, in Middlesex County for shoplifting, and released. On March 11, 2018, she was again arrested for shoplifting, and released.  On April 21, 2018, she was arrested for a third time for shoplifting, and booked into Middlesex County Jail.   On April 21, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and she was released.
  • A 21-year-old citizen of Guatemala was arrested by the Green Brook Police Department on June 20, 2018, in Somerset County for driving under the influence of alcohol and by the Middlesex Police Department (later that same day) in Middlesex County, for burglary-entering structure, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and hindering oneself/ false information and was booked into Middlesex County Jail. On June 21, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored by Middlesex County Jail and he was released.
  • A 21-year-old citizen of Honduras was arrested by the New Brunswick Police Department on May 29, 2018, in Middlesex County for aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On May 29, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but he was released.
  • A 37-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the New Brunswick Police Department on November 25, 2017, in Middlesex County for driving without a license, and booked into the Middlesex County Correctional Facility in North Brunswick, NJ. On November 25, 2017, an ICE detainer was issued but he was released.
  • A 25-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic was arrested by the Perth Amboy Police Department on May 25, 2018, in Middlesex County for harassment, hindering, and obstruction, and was booked into Middlesex County Jail.  On May 29, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released. He also has prior arrests for domestic violence and forgery.
  • A 27-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic was arrested by the Perth Amboy Police Department on January 25, 2018, in Middlesex County for aggravated assault – significant bodily injury to a victim of domestic violence, criminal restraint – hold victim, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On January 30, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released.
  • A 41-year-old citizen of Honduras was arrested by the New Brunswick Police Department on September 18, 2017, in Middlesex County for driving with a suspended license and was booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On September 18, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released. Subject has prior arrests for forgery.
  • A 29-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested by the Perth Amboy Police Department on March 12, 2018, in Middlesex County for aggravated assault on law enforcement and possession of CDS/analog and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On March 13, 2018,ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and she was released. She has prior arrests for assault by auto and DUI.
  • A 28-year-old citizen of Peru was arrested by the Union City Police Department in Union City, New Jersey on May 08, 2018, for simple assault and booked into the Hudson County Jail (HCJ). At the time of his release from HCJ, it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for contempt from the Perth Amboy Police Department, in Middlesex County. He was transferred to the Middlesex County Jail on the warrant. On May 15, 2018, ICE issued a detainer to Middlesex County Jail but the detainer was not honored and he was released.
  • A 29-year-old citizen of El Salvador was arrested by the Carteret Police Department on September 1, 2017, in Middlesex County for Endangering-Abuse/Neglect of a Child and booked into the Middlesex County Jail. On September 5, 2017,ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and he was released. After his release, he was arrested for DUI and subsequently convicted on March 15, 2018 for the same offense.

Those arrested will remain in ICE custody pending removal or immigration proceedings.

ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed, and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges.

For the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2018, ICE arrests comprise over 66 percent convicted criminals. Of the remaining individuals not convicted of a crime, approximately 23 percent have either been charged with a crime, are immigration fugitives, or have been removed from the United States and illegally re-entered, reflecting the agency’s continued prioritization of its limited enforcement resources on aliens who pose threats to national security, public safety and border security.

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#FakeNews: Media hacks have complete meltdown over Trump/Putin meeting

Guess they all forgot about this little open-mic moment…

Headlines I saw tonight:

From HuffPo:

  • ‘SHOCKING’ ‘UNPRECEDENTED’ ‘SHAMEFUL’ ‘CALAMITOUS’
  • Summit spin-out: Even GOP can’t defend him!
  • Pelosi: Presser “proof” Russia has dirt on Donald

From Hollywood Reporter:

  • Seth Meyers accuses Trump of “selling out our democracy” after Putin Summit
  • Stephen Colbert calls Trump-Putin meeting “Treason”
  • Schwarzenegger Slams Trump Over Putin Press Conference: “You Stood There Like a Little Wet Noodle”

From CBS News:

  • Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intel in remarkable press conference
  • Senator John McCain critical of conference
  • Commentary: Conservatives turn on Trump after Putin presser

From CNN:

  • These republicans typically support Trump. Today was different.
  • “How bad was that?” Trump aides question damage done
  • Don Lemon questions whether Trump is fit to lead the country

From NBC News:

  • Why Russian officials were gleeful at Trump’s diplomatic train wreck
  • “Shameful,” “disgraceful”: Trump slammed for news conference with Vladmir Putin
  • Trump’s capitulation to Putin part of a bigger (and more dangerous) pattern

FakeNews never disappoints.

DCG

Street artist Sabo goes after Sacha Baron Cohen in “Stolen Valor” billboard

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Good. I hope Sacha’s children see this.

From Hollywood Reporter: The prankster Sacha Baron Cohen has himself been pranked, courtesy of a conservative street artist who hijacked a billboard across the street from CBS studios near the corner of Beverly Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles.

Cohen’s show, Who is America?, debuted Sunday night on Showtime, the cable channel owned by CBS, but the billboard purposely steers potential viewers away from the show by advertising misinformation.

The billboard also promotes Sarah Palin’s theory (nice word choice there, HR) that Cohen disrespected the U.S. military when he pranked her by posing as a wounded veteran in order to get an interview with the former GOP vice presidential candidate.

The billboard has an image of Cohen in a U.S. Army T-shirt sitting in a wheelchair with a prosthetic leg and a “Make America Great Again” hat. The text reads: “Sacha Baron Cohen Walks Away With a Hit…and a touch of stolen valor. Who Is America? Sat, 9pm. CBS.”

The show, though, debuted Sunday night and is scheduled for Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime. It’s still unknown when the episode with Palin will air.

Also near CBS studios Monday was a fake ad for the show behind glass at a bus stop. It’s similar to the billboard, though it differs in that it promotes the Wounded Warrior Project, a charitable organization that assists injured veterans.

The billboard, 40 feet across and 15 feet wide, and the smaller bus stop ad are the work of Sabo, a conservative street artist who oftentimes lampoons the Hollywood left.

Sabo hijacked the billboard early Monday morning by using a crew to place a gigantic overlay on top of a legitimate ad for the Young Sheldon show on CBS.

Sabo said he got the idea after Palin said on Facebook on July 10 that she was duped by Cohen.

“My daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran, fake wheelchair and all,” Palin wrote on Facebook.

“Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin,” wrote Palin.

The segment featuring Palin did not air Sunday, nor is it set for the episode that will air next Sunday.

Palin, though, wrote in her Facebook post that “the challenge is to Cohen, CBS and Showtime: donate all proceeds to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets. Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country.”

CBS was unavailable for comment.

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Homeless man accused of killing Massachusetts cop & bystander was out on bail, had fought police before

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Killed in line of duty: Police Officer Michael Chesna

Seems like the homeless criminals and illegal aliens are getting passes due to progressive’s policies and desire for criminal justice reform.

From Fox News: The 20-year-old man accused of attacking a Massachusetts cop with a rock, then stealing his gun and shooting the officer dead and killing another bystander was out on bail for a drug charge at the time, officials said.

Emanuel Lopes is expected to be arraigned Monday either at his bedside or in court on two counts of murder. Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna, 42, was killed Sunday morning after Lopes grabbed his gun and shot him several times. A bystander at a nearby home was also killed when she was struck by stray bullets.

At the time of the deadly shooting in Weymouth, Lopes was out on bail after he was arrested in October 2017 on charges of selling cocaine to minors and resisting arrestThe Patriot Ledger reported. Police described Lopes as homeless and said he tried to hide from officers by running into a wooded area. He was later located by a police dog.

Officers said in the police report they had dealt with Lopes in the past. “We have fought with him before,” the report said, according to the Patriot Ledger.

Lopes was released on $500 bail in November and was scheduled to return to court for a July 30 discovery hearing, the Boston Herald reported.

After his release, Lopes entered an addiction treatment center and ordered to stay drug-and alcohol-free. He reportedly failed to show up to a drug screening in February. 

In September, Lopes was arrested for allegedly throwing a rock at a home. He was charged with property damage and released on pretrial probation, according to the report.

The police officer was responding to a report about a person driving erratically around 7:30 a.m. Sunday and encountered a BMW that crashed.

Chesna was trying to locate the driver of the vehicle, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said, when he spotted Lopes allegedly vandalizing a home. That’s when Lopes hit Chesna in the head with a rock. Chesna fell to the ground, and Lopes took the officer’s gun and repeatedly shot him in the head and chest, Morrissey said.

Responding officers arrived at the scene and shot Lopes in the leg while the 20-year-old was fleeing. Lopes fired the gun several times again, killing a woman inside a home. The woman’s name was not released.

“This is an awful day for Weymouth and for Massachusetts. Our hearts are very much with the surviving families of these victims,” Morrissey said.

Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said Chesna was a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who leaves behind a wife and two children, aged 4 and 9.

“I hired Mike Chesna six years ago tomorrow,” said Grimes, who added that Chesna’s mother had told him “he joined the military to help open the doors to get on this job [as a police officer].”

“He was one of those people who truly sought this job and was fortunate enough to get it,” Grimes said.

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Seattle Education Association fought for ex-teaching assistant charged with rape, despite troubled past employment

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Apparently “great standards, great conditions, great engagement and great staff” are really important to the union. Because they are “devoted to the students of Seattle and the educators that support them.”

Lewis Kamb at the Seattle Times has a disturbing report about how the Seattle Public Schools’ union protected a really ineffective employee – one with multiple work engagement failures and more-than-questionable behaviors.

Why is it that proggies protect the unlawful and immoral (illegal aliens, criminal homeless, etc.) yet try to punish law-abiding citizens (lawful firearm owners)?

From Seattle Times: He missed work 21 times, routinely showed up late or reeking of alcohol, disrupted class with loud outbursts, even one time “playfully” put a special-needs student with impulse-control issues into a headlock, personnel records show.

Still, Seattle Public Schools kept Albert C. Virachismith — a man who would later be accused of child rape — working as an instructional assistant at John Muir Elementary School during the 2016-17 school year, pairing him with a special-education student who needed extra help.

In fact, only after Virachismith showed up smelling of booze yet again at the end of that school year did the district seek to fire him — but even that didn’t stick.

After Virachismith and his union, the Seattle Education Association, filed a grievance challenging his termination, the district agreed to a compromise allowing him to keep working with kids as a substitute during the 2017-18 school year.

Within two months, Virachismith had violated that “Last Chance Settlement Agreement” by failing two urine tests and repeatedly missing required alcohol-treatment sessions, records show. Still, the district held off on firing him.

Last school year, Virachismith subbed at seven schoolsfive of them after his violations came to light — until Jan. 29, when a 9-year-old told his parents about the five to six times Virachismith allegedly sexually assaulted him inside a bathroom at John Muir during the previous school year.

The district ultimately fired Virachismith on Feb. 7 — five days after his arrest for investigation of child rape and molestation. But his termination wasn’t due to the alleged sex crimes, but for breaking his last-chance pact — based on information district officials had known about for nearly two months.

Virachismith, 41, of Seattle, has pleaded not guilty to both felony counts. Since Feb. 2, he has been held in the King County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, according to the jail roster. A trial has been set for later this month.

Neither the prosecutor handling the case nor Virachismith’s public defender returned messages Friday seeking comment. A police spokesman said Friday an investigation remains “active and ongoing.”

The details of Virachismith’s problem-plagued tenure as a school employee are contained in various Seattle Public Schools personnel records, some of which were released to The Seattle Times last week in response to a Public Records Act request.

In April, then-Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Kim Schmanke said in an email both the Muir school and the district “followed progressive disciplinary steps to address the absences, tardiness and indications of an alcohol problem.”

“Until Jan. 29, 2018, there were no indications or reports of inappropriate interactions of a sexual nature at SPS involving Virachismith,” Schmanke’s email added.

Once the rape allegations emerged, the district “immediately restricted him from taking any assignments and banned him from all schools grounds upon receiving the allegation. We also moved quickly to terminate his employment,” Schmanke said.

In a brief statement Friday, the school district said it “will continue to support the Seattle Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office on all criminal proceedings and investigations related to Mr. Virachismith.”

Virachismith, who earned $30,235 in pay and benefits for the 2016-17 school year, was hired in 2014 as a special-education instructional assistant, records show. For his first two school years, he worked at Martin Luther King Jr. elementary, before transferring to John Muir for the 2016-17 school year.

Virachismith received “unsatisfactory” ratings — the lowest possible grade — on every section of his employee-performance evaluation for the 2016-17 school year at Muir. The evaluation, completed in April 2017, is riddled by negative remarks and shows multiple problems were documented about Virachismith throughout the school year.

“Albert fails to accomplish the essential functions of the job,” one comment says.

“Albert’s judgment is questionable and his decision quality is poor,” says another.

Another remark bluntly described Virachismith as “not reliable,” requiring “significant supervision to complete assigned work.”

“He does not follow District policies by coming to work with an overwhelming odor of alcohol,” it added.

At least twice in the first half of the school year — in August and December of 2016 — staff members “documented that Albert reported to work with the odor of alcohol so pervasive that he was asked to go home,” according to the review.

Virachismith missed 13 of the first 65 scheduled days of school in 2016, and repeatedly arrived late — sometimes, by several hours — on multiple days, the document says.

Read the whole story here.

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