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Multnomah County receives grant to evaluate the “pre-trial system” from foundation with ties to Soros

This guy is ALWAYS involved in messing with our criminal justice system (and not in a good way).

KATU reports that Multnomah County (Portland, Oregon) is planning to change the way it looks at those arrested for a crime. They are to receive a $2M grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the pre-trial system (aka “bail reform”), which decides who goes to jail and who is released.

MacArthur Foundations’ ties to Soros? See here, here and here.

From the KATU report:

“The county received this funding from the MacArthur Foundation, and staff tell KATU moving forward they only want people who pose a flight risk and a risk to public safety to be put behind bars.

“We have an assessment that shows how our system works: how it works well and the lots of spaces where there is room for improvement. We’ll be using these funds to determine what types of staff we can hire, probably some data capacity and some more project folks and some attorneys to help us figure out how the new system can be built,” said Abbey Stamp with the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council.

Jay Scroggin is the Adult Services Division Director for the county’s Department of Community Justice. He said they’ll spend the next two years creating a system based on science and risk.

What crime they did, and how much money they have in their pocket — which is our current system — does not predict whether they are likely to show up to court or likely to commit a crime while released,” Scroggin said.

Ultimately, Stamp said this could improve safety.”

Read the whole story here.

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Chiraq’s gun control laws at work: Eleven children wounded in shootings since Friday night

Right before I published this post I saw that the number of kids shot went up from eight to eleven.

Mayor Lightfoot’s “Accountability Monday” meeting should be fun.

MyFoxChicago reports that since Friday night eight children were shot and wounded. The minors were wounded at a “gathering” at an apartment complex on the South Side. From their report:

“Three adults also were wounded in the shooting at the Parkway Gardens housing complex.

Police said a 14-year-old girl, 18-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were listed in critical condition. The girl suffered wounds to her back, shoulder, lower backside and leg, while the woman suffered wounds to her back, shoulder, head and stomach. The man suffered multiple wounds to his leg.

A 20-year-old man who suffered wounds to his face, chest and leg was listed in serious condition.

Another 14-year-old girl, who suffered a gunshot wound to her leg, and a 15-year-old girl with gunshot wounds to her leg and foot were in good condition, police said. The release said the circumstances leading to the shooting weren’t immediately known. Police said the 23-year-old woman was armed with a handgun, but didn’t say whether she fired the weapon.”

And despite having a “Child Access Prevention Law,” three minors were wounded during accidental shootings. These incidents involved a seven-year-old girl holding a gun and shooting an 11-year-old boy; a young boy playing with a gun and shooting an eight-year-old boy; and a 14-year-old girl shot in the cheek by a 15-year-old boy.

I wonder if any adults will be held responsible for allowing children to access their firearms?

Read about all the shootings here.

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Trump does a lap at Daytona

Only 2 Us Presidents have ever attended the Daytona 500.  George W. Bush and now Donald J. Trump.  This is just another example of how the president tries to stay connected with Americans while the Democrats fight among themselves with complaints of Bloomberg trying to “buy the election/presidency” or  contemplating Hillary Clinton as Bloomberg’s running mate.

“Trump takes Daytona 500 warm up lap in presidential limousine”

“President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams were competing “for pure American glory.”

“Following a recitation of the opening command, “Gentleman, start your engines,” Trump got into his black limousine for a ceremonial spin around Daytona International Speedway. He had joked moments earlier in a Fox interview that while as president, he was not allowed to drive his own car, ” I’m going to hop into one of these cars and I’m going to get into this race if possible. I love the idea.’’

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Al Sharpton’s 2004 presidential campaign still owes more than $900K

It’s good to be a well-connected, demorat “reverend.”

From NY Post: Fifteen year’s later, the check is still in the mail.

The Rev. Al Sharpton’s failed 2004 presidential campaign still owes more than $900,000. The unpaid debt of his committee, “Sharpton 2004,” has remained unchanged for a decade, according to its most recent FEC filing in March 2019.

The campaign has not filed any of its required disclosure forms since then, earning multiple letters of rebuke from the feds. “If committees are unable to pay debts, they can file a debt-settlement plan with the FEC . . . committees could not just decide not to pay,” a spokesman from the Federal Election Commission told The Post.

The holy man’s campaign is in the hole, despite him personally earning more money than ever. In addition to a lucrative hosting gig on MSNBC, Sharpton raked in cash helming his influential nonprofit National Action Network. In 2018, he pocketed more than a million dollars from the charity.

Since the debt is owed by the campaign committee, and not Sharpton directly, the rev is not on the hook for the cash. Rather his campaign treasurer, Andrew Rivera, is the one legally responsible for it. Rivera did not respond to multiple requests from The Post.

“It does reflect poorly on the people at the helm. I have worked for candidates who I know have taken great pains to make sure staff and consultants are taken care of,” Jerri Ann Henry, a consultant who had worked around campaigns and PACs for 15 years, told The Post. “Frankly, almost a million dollars, that’s a lot of money. Today’s campaigns spend at that level all the time, but that is very significant coming all the way back in 2004.”

Sharpton told The Post he was good for the money. “I have asked Andrew Rivera, the finance chair of my 2004 campaign, to set up a meeting with the Federal Election Commission so that I can resolve any campaign debts related to Sharpton 2004,” he said. “I am willing to work out a settlement for all claims with my own money to the degree that I’m allowed and will raise money directly . . . Even if I am not legally liable for it, I am certainly morally responsible.”

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Judge finds that illegal alien cleared in Kate Steinle killing incompetent to stand trial for gun charges

From SF Gate: A Mexican man illegal alien who was acquitted of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that became a national flashpoint was found incompetent to stand trial Friday on federal gun charges.

U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria (appointed by Obama) said in a court order that a psychiatric evaluator had concluded Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate was not competent to stand trial “because of mental illness that is not presently being treated.”

Chhabria said he would meet with lawyers from both sides next week to discuss the next steps. If either side objects to the findings, a hearing would likely be required to examine Garcia-Zarate’s competency. If neither side disputes the findings, the court will discuss whether the defendant should be treated locally for mental illness or sent to a federal facility outside California.

Defense attorney Tony Serra said he would contest the finding. “He is entitled to a hearing,” Serra said. “I’m protesting that he is competent enough for this case.”

Friday’s decision is the latest delay to a case that touched off a national debate over immigration and sanctuary city policies.

Garcia-Zarate was due to stand trial in January for two counts of illegal gun possession. But Chhabria postponed the trial for an evaluation amid concerns about his “apparent mental illness.”

President Donald Trump and others in his administration have repeatedly pointed to the case as a reason for toughening the country’s immigration policies. Garcia-Zarate was living in the country illegally and had been deported five times before the shooting.

Jurors in California court found him not guilty of killing Kate Steinle in 2015. But they convicted him of being a felon in possession of a gun, leading to a three-year jail sentence.

A state appeals court threw out the conviction last August, finding that jurors received improper instructions from the trial judge. Federal prosecutors then charged him with gun possession in 2017.

Garcia-Zarate acknowledged holding the gun that killed Steinle. But he said it fired accidentally when he found it wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on the pier, where Steinle was walking with her father.

The weapon belonged to a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger who reported it stolen from his parked car.

The case fueled criticism of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy, which limits local officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities on deportations.

The San Francisco sheriff’s department released Garcia-Zarate from jail several weeks before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him until immigration authorities could take him into custody.

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Of course: WA Democrats want to reduce criminal penalties for intentionally spreading HIV

This bill, HB 1551, was sponsored by originally sponsored by current Speaker of the House Democrat Laurie Jinkins and now sponsored by Democratic Rep. Eileen Cody. Jinkins is a homosexual and Cody has a background in nursing. The bill is entitled, “Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases.”

According to MyNorthwest.com, intentionally infecting someone with HIV would be lowered from a felony first degree assault to a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances.

A man with HIV said, “Criminalizing us with a felony A for having a disease state … that’s not a banner I can get behind anymore, and frankly that doesn’t make people want to rush out and get engaged with public health.”

That’s a bit dramatic and incorrect. People with HIV weren’t criminals for merely having the disease, they were criminalized for INTENTIONALLY infecting another person with a potentially deadly disease.

Also in the bill? Allowing minors to get treatment for HIV without parental consent. I don’t know why this is in the bill as back in January, demorats passed a bill allowing teenagers to obtain “sensitive” health care services without parents’ knowledge or consent. Read that blog post here.

Read the whole MyNorthwest.com story about the HIV story here. The full text of HB 1551 is here.

Demorats are all about reducing personal responsibility (unless you own firearms) and stripping parents of their rights regarding the the health care of their children.

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#Basta! What a difference two years makes…

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Pro-life actress Patricia Heaton would rather keep her Hollyweird bucks than take a stand?

Patricia Heaton is an actress best known for playing the wife on Everybody Loves Raymond. She is worth $40 million. Her husband is an English producer/director who is overseeing her latest TV show on CBS, Carol’s Second Act.

She is supportive of pro-life groups yet not enough to actually cast a vote against pro-aborts. She tweeted the following on February 12:

Funny how she uses her voice for the innocent yet can’t speak for them at the ballot box. It’s as if she’s saying she cares so much about how the democats are killing innocent babies yet not enough to vote to stop it because she’s not a Trump supporter. Or maybe she cares more about keeping her Hollywood career alive?

I used to be impressed with her taking a stand in Hollyweird that goes against their pro-abort agenda. Now, not so much…

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Reporter asks Jim Carrey what’s on his bucket list; he tells her “just you”

This TDS-infected creep is certifiable.

See also:

What happened to #LoveTrumpsHate? Jim Carrey tweets drawing depicting Alabama governor being aborted
Jim Carrey’s latest art depicts Trump supporters having devolved into apes

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