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Santa Clara County DA’s office “gun grab” will have zero effect on gun violence.

Santa Clara County DA’s office “gun grab” will have zero effect on gun violence.  It’s just a “con job” to take guns from legal owner’s.

This is a follow up on DCG’s post Santa Clara County DA’s Office creates team to remove firearms from dangerous offenders.

The DA’s office of Santa Clara County(pop. 1,922,200) in  California has made the decision to remove firearms from “dangerous offenders”.  Besides felons they have included persons with restraining orders and people with a history of domestic violence.

Restraining orders– Anyone can get a emergency restraining order on anyone.  All a person needs to do is say “I think the person has a gun” when filing the restraining order.  Then by default, once the restraining order is filed, the person who is being restrained is supposed to sell their guns or turn them over to the police.  It does not matter if the person filing is making a false report.  The person still cannot be in possession  of a firearm.  They lose their gun ownership rights from 1 year up to 10 years, if not more.

The person is being punished for a crime they have not been convicted of. Guilty before proven innocent instead of Innocent until proven guilty.  They lose their gun ownership right and are being deprived of their rights. I would argue that this is a violation of  2nd, 5th and 14th amendments.

Domestic violence- Usually comes with a restraining order.  Domestic violence can be a felony or a misdemeanor.  Some common charges that fall under domestic violence are,

When a person who is charged for Domestic violence and has not been convicted, their rights are being violated in the same way as the person with a simple restraining order. The person is being punished for a crime they have not been convicted of. Guilty before proven innocent instead of Innocent until proven guilty.  They lose their gun ownership right and are being deprived of their rights. I would argue that this is a violation of  2nd, 5th and 14th amendments.

Felons- Don’t usually register guns so there is no way this move on taking guns from dangerous people will have any impact of felons having firearms.  The gun grab only takes guns from legal owners.

Gun owners associated with Domestic violence are being treated as a major threat to public safety.  We are being lead to believe that a large amount of firearm related deaths are the result of domestic violence.  We are being lead to believe that  taking guns from people accused or convicted  of domestic violence will end a large part of firearm deaths.  In California that just isn’t true.  The following is a quote from the L.A. Times after reviewing Los Angeles County(pop. 10,098,052)  Coroner’s records for 2018.

“Women are less likely than men to be killed in a shooting, but more likely to be beaten, stabbed or strangled. Female homicide victims also tend to be older, with a median age of 35, compared with 31 years old for men.”

“Last year, 114 women were killed in Los Angeles County, the highest number since the beginning of the decade, according to a Times analysis of coroner and law enforcement records. Meanwhile, the death toll for men, who make up the vast majority of casualties, declined dramatically to 523 from 755 a decade earlier.”

Considering there are at least 5,000,000 women is LA County, that number is still pretty low.  Overall, the amount of Homicides in LA county has declined.

In LA county almost 300 women have been killed in the last 3 years.  Almost half of them had a relationship with their killer at some point in time.

Here are some facts on the USA in 2017.

  • 2017 total population in the USA- 325,719,178
  • Total deaths- 2,813,503. Men 1,439,111. Women 1,374,392.
  • Suicide by firearm 23,854. 3,239 were women.,
  • Accidental discharge of firearms – 486. 63 were women.
  • Legal intervention- 616. 30 were women.
  • Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms- 14,542. 2322  were women.(A little over half domestic violence related.) 
  • Undetermined- 338.

Total deaths connected to firearms- 39,773.  That is 1.41 % of deaths in 2017 with .041% connected to domestic violence where women were victims.

When compared to the total population in the USA,  325,719,178, Domestic violence  related deaths that involve firearms  happens to .00035644201459946% of the total population.  Firearm related deaths happens to .012210825363191% of total population. Both are hardly an excuse to violate a persons rights.

Laws are not going to stop domestic violence in the USA.  Not when you have religions like ISLAM, where beating and cutting the heads off of women is accepted.

Not saying Islam is the single cause of domestic violence. But it’s ideology promotes oppression of women.  This sort of influence  in Western  culture only fuels the opportunity for domestic violence.

Cultural diffusion promoting “old School” western values, teaching your children respect, manners, integrity, accountability, critical thinking, appreciation, compassion, courtesy,  loyalty, patriotism, the law, responsibility and to treat others like they would like to be treated would produce far better results than any gun control law.

 

 

If people are truly concerned with saving lives then they should focus their attention on the causes and cures relevant to deaths in the following images.

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Second Amendment,

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

“Shall not be infringed”.  Infringed definition is “to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another”.

That being said,  any changes to the Second Amendment, any modification that allowed any sort of gun control is unconstitutional and illegal.  The simple act of the change or modification  of the Amendment is a violation of our rights.  The changes are the infringement.

 

Respectfully,

Deplorable Patriot

 

 

 

 

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What do you know: Amber Heard admits on tape to hitting ex-husband Johnny Depp

Depp and Heard: A messed up couple with messed up problems…

I’m not a fan of either one of these actors. Johnny Depp once publicly stated, “It’s time for an actor to assassinate President Trump.”

Amber Heard was married to him and they went through a nasty divorce where she alleged that Depp had been physically and verbally abusive towards her through most of their relationship. In 2019, he sued her for defamation after she discussed being a victim of domestic violence in the media. He claimed that Heard had in fact abused him which she denied.

Turns out she was lying.

From Daily Mail: Amber Heard admits to ‘hitting’ ex-husband Johnny Depp and pelting him with pots, pans and vases in an explosive audio confession obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

The Aquaman actress, 33, opens up about her violent tantrums in a series of taped conversations the estranged couple made in 2015 as they tried to talk through their marriage problems.

‘I’m sorry that I didn’t, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched,’ Heard tells Depp, attempting to downplay her outburst the previous evening.

‘I don’t know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you’re fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you.’

Heard – an ambassador for women’s rights and outspoken domestic violence advocate – taunts Depp for fleeing the late night dust-up, telling him: ‘You are such a baby. Grow the f**k up Johnny.’

She warns the 56-year-old Oscar nominee: ‘You poke an animal enough, it is eventually, it doesn’t matter how friendly it is, it’s not cool.’

The troubling episode is one of numerous clashes the couple argue over during the informal two-hour ‘therapy’ session recorded consensually on Heard’s cell phone and supplied to DailyMail.com by a well-placed source.

It’s understood there are several more tapes out there, each promising further bombshells as the former lovers trade blood-curdling allegations of domestic violence in a civil defamation case brought last year by Depp.

‘I left last night. Honestly, I swear to you because I just couldn’t take the idea of more physicality, more physical abuse on each other,’ an exasperated Depp pleads in the recording. ‘Because had we continued it, it would have gotten f**king bad. And baby, I told you this once. I’m scared to death we are a f**king crime scene right now.’

But Heard – who filed for divorce in May 2016 accusing Depp of beating her during their toxic 18-month marriage – warns: ‘I can’t promise you I won’t get physical again. God I f**king sometimes get so mad I lose it.

Depp filed his $50 million defamation suit in Virginia after Heard penned an op-ed for the Washington Post detailing her experiences as an alleged domestic violence victim.

Baby, I told you this once. I’m scared to death we are a f**king crime scene right now. ‘I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,’ she wrote in the December 2018 article, which didn’t mention the Pirates of the Caribbean actor by name.

Depp claimed, nonetheless, that it implicated him as the abuser, damaging his reputation and causing him to lose his prized role of Captain Jack Sparrow. His suit says he’s the victim of an ‘elaborate hoax’ instigated by Heard to generate positive publicity and advance her career. ‘Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is a perpetrator,’ it claims.

‘She hit, punched and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.’

Heard responded with a lurid 300-page filing of her own, cataloging the ‘horrific’ abuse she claims to have suffered at Depp’s hands, describing him as ‘the monster’ and recalling many of the allegations she made during their divorce.

The filing included photos of bruises and scars, clumps of hair apparently torn from Heard’s head and pictures of smashed up furniture to illustrate the violence she was allegedly subjected to after hooking up with Depp, her co-star in The Rum Diary, back in 2011.

Read the whole story about this toxic relationship here.

Heard went on to parlay her experience into a voice for women’s rights. From THR in 2019: “We see these really narrow archetypes of ourselves —’hot bitch’ or ‘threatening bitch’ or ‘young girl or ‘sexy’ or ‘non-threatening best friend.’ We don’t even have examples of the varied nuanced, complex, diverse, immovable, malleable aspects of the female experience.

Well, now we’ve go an example of her “hot bitch” female experience.

What a typical Hollyweird hypocrite.

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Washington State gun control laws designed to punish law-abiding citizens

Demorats’ gun control laws are conduits to achieving their utopia: Removing firearms from law-abiding citizens.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee was urging the passage of bills enforcing safe gun storage and enhanced background checks when buying or selling assault weapons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) ORG XMIT: WATW110

Washington State (run by demorats) has implemented numerous gun control laws that have had no effect on criminal behaviors.

Earlier this month the Seattle Police Department (SPD) released its annual report on gun violence, and statistics show the number of shootings in 2019 is up from 2018. One of the causes is an increase in gang-related violence.

Instead of addressing the root cause of gun violence, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson believes part of the solution is to ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.

Proof that demorats only want to control legal firearms is the fact that known criminals are routinely set free to terrorize tax-paying citizens. There is a severe lack of proper punishment for criminals due to – in my opinion – social justice warriors’ desire for “criminal justice reform.”

Look at what happened in Seattle this week: Three shootings where one person was killed. The majority injured happened at a shooting on Tuesday in downtown Seattle in broad daylight (7 injured, the 1 killed).

Guess who the perps were? “KNOWN GANG MEMBERS.”

MyNorthwest.com has more details about these KNOWN perps:

“KIRO 7’s Amy Clancy reports that police are searching for a pair of 24-year-old male suspects who are both “known to SPD,” according to a source in law enforcement.

Clancy went on to note that court documents reveal both suspects are “‘documented gang members’ with extensive criminal histories.” Those documents detail multiple arrests for robbery, theft, and false statements to a public servant among other charges, for one suspect, while the other had been “booked 11 times since 2014” for theft, domestic violence, a DUI, and violating a no contact order.”

MyNorthwest.com reports that 45 police units were dispatched to the scene at the time of the shooting.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said to expect a strong police present in the area “until further notice.”

Read the whole story here.

Until further notice you can expect that since the criminal justice system does not adequately punish criminals, they will not follow any gun control laws.

And until further notice, you can expect that demorats will continue in their efforts to strip law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment right.

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29 criminal aliens released by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in recent weeks

Press release from ICE dated 1/16/20:

“COLUMBUS — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has released 29 criminal aliens and immigration violators since November 2019, despite written detainer requests filed with them by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“When dangerous criminal aliens are released into the community, public safety is needlessly put at risk because of the individual’s propensity to re-offend,” said Rebecca Adducci, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Michigan and Ohio. “ICE remains committed to arresting and removing criminal aliens in the interest of public safety and national security, despite local decisions to not honor detainers and jeopardize the safety of its citizens.”

ICE recently apprehended the following criminal alien after his release from the Franklin County Sherriff’s Office with an active detainer in place:

• Hajir Muhammud, a 59-year old national of Somalia, was arrested by local authorities Dec. 27, for failure to register as a Tier 1 sex offender. He is a convicted sex offender for crimes involving children. ICE lodged a detainer following his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. On Jan. 6, ICE arrested Muhammud, and he is currently in custody pending removal proceedings.

However, several criminal aliens released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are currently at-large. Efforts by ICE to apprehend these men are currently underway. They include:

• Edgar Moreno-Soto, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 6, for felony firearm charges, drugs, among other charges. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Manuel Vazquez-Sanchez, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 8, for domestic violence, assault, falsification and menacing. He has been removed from the U.S. twice since 2018 ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Arturo Maya-Sanchez, a 28-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 9, for domestic violence, DUI and domestic violence. He has been removed from the U.S. twice since 2018. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Marvin Fabricio Herdnandez-Chicas, a 24-year-old Salvadoran national, was arrested Nov. 3, for domestic violence and assault. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Martin Antonio Paredes-Zamorano, aka Wilfred Vega, a 31-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Dec. 15, for DUI and having a loaded firearm in his vehicle. He was previously removed from the U.S. in 2014. ICE lodged a detainer following his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.

If you have any information on the above at-large individuals, please call the ICE tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423).”

Read the whole press release here.

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin

The Sheriff of Franklin County is Dallas Baldwin.

Demorat Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (center)

The mayor of Columbus is demorat Andrew Ginther, who whole-heartedly respects the rights illegal aliens in order to “promote strong police-community relations.”

You legal, tax-paying demorat voters of Columbus deserve what may come your way.

Just ask New York how that sanctuary status is working for them.

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ICE releases list of illegal aliens accused of rape and murder who were released by sanctuary city policies

Demorats working hard to protect illegal alien criminals and endangering law-abiding citizens.

From Daily Mail: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released a list of criminal illegal aliens who were released into communities by sanctuary city policies, as federal officials try to convince cities and states to assist immigration enforcement.

The list released last week highlights cases in Oregon, which has the oldest sanctuary state law in the country, and Washington state, which passed an expanded sanctuary state policy last month.

Washington’s new sanctuary law is among the strongest in the nation, barring local police from assisting federal immigration enforcement officers in any way.

In signing the law, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee said, ‘We will not be complicit in the Trump administration’s depraved efforts to break up hard-working immigrant and refugee families.’

ICE argues that sanctuary policies, which bar local officials from notifying federal officials before they release illegal aliens from detention, allow dangerous criminals back into communities, and force ICE agents to conduct arrests at homes and workplaces rather than the controlled environment of a jail.

Illegal alien Fidel Lopez

Oregon jail releases Mexican man who raped dog

In February, Fidel Lopez, 52, pleaded guilty to raping his fiancee’s Lhasa Apso mix in Portland, Oregon.

While he was being held in the Multnomah County Jail, ICE officials interviewed him and determined that he was an illegally present Mexican citizen. The same day, ICE lodged an immigration detainer on Lopez for violating immigration laws.

In April 2019, Lopez was sentenced to 60 days in jail, the maximum allowed under state law for animal sexual abuse, and released on time served.

ICE says that the county jail did not honor the immigration detainer and released him without notice to immigration officials.

After his release, ICE apprehended Lopez at his residence and served him a notice to appear. He is currently being held at ICE’s Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma pending immigration proceedings.

‘There is an inherent increase in risk to personnel and bystanders when ICE officers and agents must go out into the community to proactively locate these previously detained criminal aliens,’ ICE said in a statement.

Honduran man ‘kills and dismembers his cousin’ after Washington cops released him without notifying ICE

In October 2017, Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was arrested in Kent, Washington on suspicion of methamphetamine possession after calling 911 and making bizarre confessions to involvement in a supposed sexual assault.

While being booked into King County Jail, Ramos-Ramos made statements that he wanted to die and began fighting with corrections officers, injuring five of them, and was hospitalized for a head injury he himself sustained while officers subdued him.

After seeing his named on the local booking log, ICE identified Ramos-Ramos as an illegally present Honduran citizen with prior felony convictions and four prior removals from the U.S.

ICE told the local police department that policy barred them from arresting people at a hospital, and issued a detainer asking the local cops to hand him over for deportation.

However, Kent police were not on hand when Ramos-Ramos regained consciousness after a medically induced coma and walked free from the hospital.

In January 2018, Ramos-Ramos was arrested again in Seattle on suspicion of killing his cousin, dismembering the body, and stuffing the parts in a suitcase. He was charged with murder and is being held in the King County Jail on a $2 million bond. ICE has lodged another detainer with local jail officials.

Illegal alien Martin Gallo-Gallardo

In March 2018, Martin Gallo-Gallardo was arrested in Portland, Oregon and charged with domestic violence. While he was detained at the Multnomah County Jail, ICE identified him as a citizen of Mexico who was unlawfully present in the U.S. and lodged an immigration detainer.

ICE says that jail officials did not honor the immigration detainer and released the convicted criminal two days later, without notifying ICE. Following his release, ICE made multiple, unsuccessful attempts to locate and arrest the Gallo-Gallardo.

In October 2018, Gallo-Gallardo was arrested again, this time on felony murder charges for allegedly killing his wife. An autopsy found the wife died from blunt-force head trauma and multiple stab wounds.

Following the murder, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office blamed ICE and said federal agents should have tracked down and arrested Gallo-Gallardo after he was released. Gallo-Gallardo is being held in the Clackamas County Jail without bond on the murder charge. ICE has lodged another detainer with local officials.

Convicted rapist ‘returns to victimize same wheelchair-bound woman’ after Seattle officials release him in defiance of ICE detainer

Mexican national Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, 35, is currently on the run from cops in Seattle after police said that he returned and raped the same wheelchair-bound victim he was previously convicted of sexually assaulting.

Police say that the initial rape occurred in September 2018 when Carranza-Ramirez saw the woman and followed her into her apartment building, attacking her in front of her two-year-old son. The woman managed to surreptitiously dial 911 and left the line open during the attack, and Carranza-Ramirez was caught in the act when police responded.

Carranza-Ramirez entered an Alford plea to the rape charge in February, admitting a jury would likely find him guilty. He is a Mexican national present in the country illegally.

He was released from jail last Thursday, on a judge’s admonishment to return to Mexico of his of own volition. Instead, police say that he returned to the 32-year-old woman’s home and proceeded to strangle, beat and rape her in front of her toddler son.

Carranza-Ramirez is currently being sought, and officials in Seattle now believe he may have returned to Mexico. US Marshals are helping sheriff’s detectives and working with Mexican authorities to track down and arrest Carranza-Ramirez.

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Illegal alien killed three people after release from sanctuary county in New Jersey

Illegal alien Perez got a free pass in Middlesex County/AP Photo

From Fox News: An illegal alien accused of a triple murder in Missouri was previously jailed and released in New Jersey on domestic violence charges, authorities said, putting the spotlight on the conflict between local and immigration authorities nationwide.

Luis Rodrigo Perez, 23, a native of Mexico, is charged with fatally shooting two men and wounding two others on Nov. 1 and fatally shooting a woman the next day.

He was being held on domestic violence charges at the Middlesex County Jail in New Jersey in December 2017 and was released in February, NJ.com reported.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they placed a detainer on Perez while he was in custody, but the request was not honored nor was the agency notified when he was let go, said Corey Price, acting executive director of ICE.

“Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing three people,” Price said. “Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country – and three innocent people might be alive today.

“It is past time that localities realize the perils of dangerous sanctuary policies and resume their primary goal of protecting their residents,” Price added.

In an email to the Associated Press, Middlesex County officials said the detainer wasn’t honored because it didn’t meet the necessary criteria. “This order would have authorized Middlesex County to turn over custody of Mr. Perez prior to, or upon completion of his sentence,” they wrote. “Instead ICE officials chose to do nothing, which places all responsibility of Mr. Perez’s actions squarely upon ICE.”

The county said it adopted a policy last year of honoring detainer requests from ICE if the inmate has convictions for first- or second-degree offenses or is ordered deported by a federal judge.

During Perez’s stint in jail, ICE never requested an order of deportation against Perez, county officials wrote.

Missouri law enforcement officials believe Perez and Aaron Anderson, 19, killed their ex-roommates Steven Marler, 38, and Aaron Hampton, 23, after they were kicked out of their Springfield home.

Perez is also accused of killing a 21-year-old Sabrina Starr the next day at her house. He is charged with eight felony counts in the shootings.

Read the whole story here.

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Sanctuary Oregon: ICE put hold months ago on illegal alien now accused of killing his wife

Free to roam in sanctuary Oregon: Illegal alien Gallardo/Clackamas County Sheriff’s photo

From Oregon Live: Federal officers say they placed an immigration hold in March on a man facing domestic violence allegations but the Multnomah County jail wouldn’t recognize their civil detainer.

The man is now accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a ditch near a summer camp outside Sandy in Clackamas County.

The case is the latest to shine the spotlight on Oregon’s controversial sanctuary law just as voters in next week’s election will decide whether to repeal the law.

The matter goes to the heart of the debate over the 31-year-old law, a major thorn in the side of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has singled out Oregon and other states with similar laws as a haven for criminals who don’t belong in the United States.

It also exposes the fraying relationship between the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The latest case has both agencies accusing the other of not protecting the Portland community.

ICE officials said they put a hold on Martin Gallo-Gallardo on March 6 after he was arrested and accused of felony fourth-degree assault in the alleged abuse of his wife. The agency provided The Oregonian/OregonLive with a copy of the receipt from the fax they sent to the Sheriff’s Office.

Gallo-Gallardo, a Mexican citizen, illegally entered the U.S., according to ICE. Border Patrol officers had previously apprehended him multiple times, federal officials said.

ICE wanted the county jail to alert immigration officers before Gallo-Gallardo’s release so they could pick him up and hold him for deportation proceedings.

County sheriff’s officials said they didn’t get the ICE request but wouldn’t have followed it anyway. They argue that the detainers are administrative requests, not criminal warrants, and don’t meet state and federal law.

Gallo-Gallardo, 45, posted bail and prosecutors soon dismissed the felony assault allegations when his wife and a daughter wouldn’t cooperate in the case and a grand jury didn’t return an indictment, according to court records and investigators.

This week, Gallo-Gallardo was charged with murder, accused of fatally stabbing his wife, Coral Rodriguez Lorenzo, 38.

An ICE spokeswoman suggested if Multnomah County had alerted the federal agency so its officers could pick up and hold Gallo-Gallardo before he was released from jail, he probably wouldn’t have returned to his family.

“ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety,” said Tanya J. Roman, a spokeswoman for the ICE regional office that covers Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

“It’s unfortunate that law enforcement agencies like the Multnomah County jail refuse to work with ICE to promote public safety by holding criminals accountable and providing justice and closure for their victims,” she said.

Sheriff Mike Reese has said his deputies will hold a person for ICE only when they receive a federal criminal arrest warrant signed by a judge, and won’t share information with federal immigration authorities.

The Sheriff’s Office said it never received the civil detainer for Gallo-Gallardo, though it wouldn’t have kept him on an administrative immigration hold in any case, said Sgt. Brandon White, sheriff’s spokesman.

The Sheriff’s Office pushed back at ICE in a scathing response Friday. “ICE is putting our community at risk with their failed enforcement strategy of not using the authority the agency already has to hold people accountable,” the office said in a statement.

“No Oregon jail can hold someone on a civil detainer based on the federal court case Miranda Oliveras v. Clackamas County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office knows this, ICE knows this, but they persist in pursuing this failed strategy. Federal officials had ample time to do their job. They had his name, address and his telephone number.

Read the whole story here.

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Liberal utopia of California: Prohibited possessor & career criminal who killed Sacramento County deputy flaunted his guns on social media

Career criminal Paris: Proof that CA gun laws don’t work if not enforced

Unenforced gun laws combined with bureaucratic mistakes cost a deputy his life. Tragic.

From Sacramento Bee: Anton Lemon Paris, the man accused of killing one Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy and wounding another, has been charged on multiple occasions with serious crimes including assault with a deadly weapon and possession of an illegal assault rifle.

With regular frequency, he has been arrested for lower-level offenses including domestic violence and carrying a loaded firearm, according to court records, and reported to police for alleged bank fraud, car theft and making death threats.

He has been banned by the courts from owning guns at least twice, but for years has openly flaunted them on social media and on city streets.

As recently as July, he was reported to police for firing a gun in public.

Paris, 38, is now charged with murder and attempted murder for the Sept. 17 Rancho Cordova shooting that left Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Stasyuk dead and his partner Julie Robertson wounded. Paris allegedly pulled a gun on the deputies seconds after they entered the Pep Boys store in Rancho Cordova, shooting a clerk before following Stasyuk outside and firing lethal shots into his back and head.

It’s a grim finale to at least 20 years of violence and trouble that thrust Paris into the path of law enforcement and the courts more than a dozen times, but which resulted more in luck and leniency than consequences. His life was punctuated with a series of minor infractions that made him appear more of a menace than a threat. But a critical mistake on his rap sheet, plea deals, favorable jury decisions and apparent inaction by law enforcement allowed Paris to continue unchecked a chaotic and malevolent life that seemingly slid deeper into criminality the more he escaped punishment, official records show.

“He’s gotten away with everything he has done,” said the daughter of a former girlfriend of Paris’ who says he threatened to kill her. She asked not to be identified because she fears retaliation. “He was the guy who was willing to shoot anybody because he felt entitled to, because he felt above the law. He felt better than everybody, like he could do whatever and get away with it because he has.”

Paris’ most serious conviction came in 2010 from possessing a pair of homemade nunchucks – a felony that was erroneously recorded on his state criminal record as a lesser charge.

The incident that led to the conviction started with a nuisance call on April 4, 2008. A neighbor living near Paris’ father, Anthony Paris, in West Sacramento called police to report a person playing a car stereo in the morning, loudly enough to trigger her migraines. An officer arrived and found the younger Paris in his Lincoln Town Car, parked in his father’s driveway.

Paris turned down the stereo, locked the car and turned on the alarm as the officer approached. The officer said in court testimony he thought it was strange behavior and became suspicious. He asked to see identification and Paris turned over his wallet. Inside, the officer found a list of guns with serial numbers, according to court records. Two guns on the list were reported stolen, but were never located in Paris’ possession, according to court documents.

The officer searched the car and found a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun under the passenger seat, ammunition, marijuana, scales and an illegally modified Ruger Mini-14 semiautomatic rifle in the trunk. He also found what Paris claimed was a broken security baton but which a court expert described as homemade nunchucks – two wooden dowels with holes drilled to allow rope to connect them.

Nunchucks are prohibited in California and possessing them can be a felony offense.

Paris was registered as a security guard and held a valid exposed firearm permit from the state Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, allowing him to have the handgun in his car for work purposes, agency records show. The rifle was not required by the state to be registered, but was modified with a flash suppressor, according to court testimony. That made it illegal, but Paris claimed he didn’t know about the suppressor.

Paris also possessed a medical marijuana license, making the cannabis legal – though the 101 gram quantity led to charges of selling it. Paris said he used the cannabis to treat pain for a gunshot wound he had sustained in his leg a year prior related to his work as a security guard, when he claimed someone from an apartment complex he guarded had recognized him off duty and attempted to rob his car. He told the court he was receiving state disability from that injury, along with a payment of $8,597.16 from a state victims’ compensation fund, more than $4,000 of which the arresting officer found in the pocket of his 49ers jacket.

A Yolo County jury believed him and hung on most counts, but convicted him of one felony for having the makeshift martial arts weapon. He was also found guilty of enhancements to the felony that included being armed with a firearm and an assault weapon.

Paris was given 273 days in county jail in February 2011. During the sentencing hearing, Paris snuck out of the courthouse and disappeared. Whether Paris was apprehended or turned himself in is unclear, but records show he began serving his sentence in June 2011.

The conviction was listed on his state criminal record, commonly called a rap sheet, as a misdemeanor. The California Department of Justice, which maintains rap sheets, declined to speak about the mistake, citing state privacy laws.

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Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

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A bunch of feel-good policies that do nothing but infringe upon our Constitutional rights.
From Yahoo:  (Chicago [oh, the irony starts right there]) – With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.
At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation’s largest physicians group bowed to unprecedented demands from doctor-members to take a stronger stand on gun violence — a problem the organizations says is as menacing as a lethal infectious disease.
The action comes against a backdrop of recurrent school shootings, everyday street violence in the nation’s inner cities, and rising U.S. suicide rates.
“We as physicians are the witnesses to the human toll of this disease,” Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency-medicine specialist at Brown University, said at the meeting.
AMA delegates voted to adopt several of nearly a dozen gun-related proposals presented by doctor groups that are part of the AMA’s membership. They agreed to:

  • Support any bans on the purchase or possession of guns and ammunition by people under 21.
  • Back laws that would require licensing and safety courses for gun owners and registration of all firearms.
  • Press for legislation that would allow relatives of suicidal people or those who have threatened imminent violence to seek court-ordered removal of guns from the home.
  • Encourage better training for physicians in how to recognize patients at risk for suicide.
  • Push to eliminate loopholes in laws preventing the purchase or possession of guns by people found guilty of domestic violence, including expanding such measures to cover convicted stalkers.

Many AMA members are gun owners or supporters, including a doctor from Montana who told delegates of learning to shoot at a firing range in the basement of her middle school as part of gym class. But support for banning assault weapons was overwhelming, with the measure adopted in a 446-99 vote.
“There’s a place to start and this should be it,” Dr. Jim Hinsdale, a San Jose, California, trauma surgeon, said before the vote.
Gun violence is not a new issue for the AMA; it has supported past efforts to ban assault weapons; declared gun violence a public health crisis; backed background checks, waiting periods and better funding for mental health services; and pressed for more research on gun violence prevention.
But Dr. David Barbe, whose one-year term as AMA president ended Tuesday, called the number of related measures on this year’s agenda extraordinary and said recent violence, including the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and the Las Vegas massacre, “spurred a new sense of urgency … while Congress fails to act.”
“It has been frustrating that we have seen so little action from either state or federal legislators,” he said. “The most important audience for our message right now is our legislators, and second most important is the public, because sometimes it requires public pressure on the legislators.”
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Vermont "republican" governor signs restrictive gun control law bills, including background check on private sales

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Governor Phil Scott: He knows what’s right…


A democrat state senator has voiced his concern against the new gun control laws signed by the republican governor. Imagine that…
From MSN: Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor.
It’s a remarkable turnaround for the largely rural state that traditionally has refused to impose restrictions on gun ownership.
Standing on the Statehouse steps, Gov. Phil Scott signed the three bills into law before a crowd of gun rights activists and supporters of gun control. “This is not the time to do what’s easy, it’s time to do what’s right,” the governor said.
Scott, a gun owner, had urged the Legislature to pass gun restrictions in the aftermath of what police called a narrowly averted school shooting in Fair Haven by a teenager. He said the incident proved to him that Vermont isn’t immune from the school violence that has plagued other parts of the country.
An arrest in the February Fair Haven case came the day after a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.
Vermont’s new gun laws are mild by some standards. But they are part of a trend of states passing gun restrictions, prompted in part by the Florida mass shooting, said Robert Spitzer, a political science professor at the State University of New York at Cortland who has written books on gun policy.
“There has been movement in a number of states,” Spitzer said. But Vermont is significant “because Vermont is traditionally such a strong gun-rights state and has not moved in this direction in ages, if ever,” he said.
While gun control advocates have praised Vermont’s new laws, the state’s traditionally powerful gun rights advocates and members of the outdoor community feel betrayed by Scott, whom many supported during his 2016 election campaign. During debate on the legislation, many firearms owners milled around the Statehouse halls wearing hunter orange vests or hats.
“The tyranny of democracy has overwhelmed the protections of my constitutional, individual rights,” said Bill Moore, a firearms policy analyst for the Vermont Traditions Coalition who fought against the gun restrictions.
Gun rights advocates in the state generally support taking guns away from people deemed dangerous or prone to domestic violence, both covered by the new legislation. But they fiercely oppose provisions in the laws that raise the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21, restrict the size of gun magazines and require background checks for most private gun sales.
On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of Vermont lawmakers urged Scott to veto the bill that contains the provisions they find onerous.
Democratic State Sen. John Rodgers, who represents a rural area of the state known as the Northeast Kingdom and spoke fiercely against some of the gun restrictions, is considering a run for governor.
“It will affect law-abiding citizens while doing nothing to stop evil people and criminals from doing harm to others,” Rodgers said of the legislation.
But supporters of the restrictions say the time has come in Vermont.
“I think it sends a signal that the cultural shift … is huge in Vermont, and I don’t think there is anything in these bills that are going to take guns away from any law-abiding person,” said Clai Lasher-Sommers, executive director of the Gun Sense Vermont, which was formed in the aftermath of the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 26 first-graders and educators dead.
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