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ICE arrests nearly 450 illegal immigrants in sanctuary city raids

Number should be much higher but it’s a good start. Bonus: it upsets libtards.
From Fox News: As part of a massive illegal immigration sweep, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday that officials this week arrested nearly 500 illegal immigrants living in sanctuary cities across the country.
The raid, referred to as “Operation ‘Safe City’” in a news release, spanned four days in cities through the U.S., and ended Wednesday.
Illegal immigrants with criminal charges or known gang-affiliations were targeted, the release said, noting that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not.
In Philadelphia, 107 illegal immigrants were arrested, while 101 were arrested in Los Angeles and 45 people were arrested in New York.
The release noted that 18 of the 498 people arrested were gang members or have gang affiliations.
A Mexican illegal immigrant in Los Angeles who was arrested is a member of the Colonia Chiques gang, a group dubbed one of the “largest and deadliest gangs” in southern California’s Ventura County by the FBI.
That immigrant, who was found with a handgun, allegedly rammed a number of law enforcement vehicles in an attempt to escape from authorities.
Sanctuary cities — or cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration policy — have become a heated topic as the Trump administration has pushed for a stronger crackdown on illegal immigration.
Even though ICE has said arrests of illegal immigrants are up 43 percent since this time last year, deportation numbers are down, according to The Washington Post.
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John Legend posts casting call for "out of shape" Trump supporters

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen: Living with TDS

Apparently “body-shaming” is A-OK when you have Trump Derangement Syndrome and double standards.
And another celebrity creating a product in response to their butt hurt over Trump? How original…
From Daily Mail: John Legend posted a casting call for actors who look like Trump supporters. According to a listing on Casting Networks in LA, the musician’s newest video requires eight white men and women, 30-65 years old, who are ‘preferably out of shape.’ 
The actors will be playing protesters on a set of a political rally with a Black Lives Matter group playing the opposition. The casting call for the Black Lives Matter protesters lists the requirements as eight black men and women ages 18-35.
And there is an ad for 10 young and blonde white males ages 18-35 with ‘very short hair or short on sides, long on top.’
Legend, 38, is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to politics, so it is no surprise he is incorporating his opinions into his music videos. In an interview with Guardian on Sunday, the Beauty And The Beast singer said: ‘I think Trump is an embarrassment to the country.’
The singer – married to supermodel Chrissy Teigen who share one-year-old daughter Luna – pulled no punches.
‘When he is criticising something, he is usually projecting. So, he calls people liars because he is a liar. He talks about people being violent because he encourages violence,’ he continued.
Legend’s video is also on the hunt for 2 females — one white and one Hispanic — to share a kiss in the video with the protest going on.   The casting sheet read: ‘We want to show that there is no segregation in love. But just two human beings of any race or color.’
The shoot is set for Friday.
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Tattoo artist Kat Von D's company accused of disqualifying Kansas make-up artist from contest over pro-Trump Views

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Kat Von D: Intolerance on display


And yet again, liberals prove just how tolerant they are.
From Fox News: A Kansas woman claims she won a contest sponsored by a company created by the reality TV star Kat Von D — but later was disqualified over a post on her Instagram account which supported then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Makeup artist Gypsy Freeman, of Wichita, took screenshots which show she won the national Saint + Sinner Contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty in June, according to the Wichita Eagle.
“It’s definitely bigotry – it’s everything that they’re calling us, they’re doing,” Freeman told the newspaper. “It’s a huge case of hypocrisy.”
Freeman won with an image of an angelic figure beside a girl in an all-black outfit and thick mascara. The winner and a guest were supposed was supposed to be flown to a makeup line launch party in Los Angeles, according to the report.
Instagram users later reportedly discovered Freeman’s pro-Trump post from Election Day in November. 
Freeman claims that Von D later messaged her, saying she’d “drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man.”
She also says that the woman who photographed Freeman’s entry was invited in her stead and went to the party, according to the Eagle.
Freeman said it was “really unfortunate” politics were brought into the competition “where I never brought it into the art contest.”
Sunday messages seeking comment from Kat Von D Beauty’s parent company Kendo Holdings were not immediately returned.
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Guess where George Clooney is moving his family to protect them?

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Back in February 2016 George Clooney and his wife Amal met with Angela Merkel “to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the political reaction to it in Europe and elsewhere.”
After the meeting, George Clooney declared to the world that he and Amal fully support Merkel’s open-door policy towards “refugees,” telling reporters: “I absolutely agree with her”.
In July that same year, a massive migrant camp formed near Clooney’s Italian mansion.
It’s odd that a couple who wholly supported the migrant invasion are now fleeing Europe for the safety of the good ol’ USA…
From Daily Mail: He’s made a home for his family in their stunning £20 million property in Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire. Yet George Clooney is said to be considering relocating from the English countryside to Los Angeles as he fears for the safety of wife Amal and their newborn twins.
Following the birth of Ella and Alexander last month, the doting new dad, 56, has reportedly been increasingly worried about the level of security in their homes, Life&Style reports.
A source told the site that George had received threats in the past, whilst he was concerned that his wife’s work as an international human rights lawyer could make her a target. ‘He doesn’t feel like Amal and the twins are safe living in the English countryside,’ the insider explained. ‘As soon as Amal found out she was pregnant, he hired former Secret Service agents to assess all his properties and make recommendations for improvement.’
They claimed the star’s mansion in Studio City, California was the most secure, as they added: ‘He’s waited so long for this family, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe.’
MailOnline have contacted George’s representatives for comment.
George wed Amal, 39, in 2014, and bought their sprawling £7.5 million home in the English countryside later that year. They have reportedly spent an additional £12.5 million on the sprawling estate, including building a nanny’s quarters.
As well as their English manor and Studio City pad, the pair also own two villas in Laglio, Italy and a holiday home in the Mexican beach location of Cabo.
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Sacramento may start paying for legal defense of illegal aliens

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Mayor Steinberg: Robbing legal taxpayers to benefit illegal aliens


Just following in the footsteps of their fellow proggies in liberal King County. Suck it, taxpayers!
From Sacramento Bee: Sacramento leaders are poised to spend up to $300,000 to boost the city’s status as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, even as the federal government threatens to crack down on jurisdictions providing such immigrant protections.
The City Council will vote Thursday on a proposal to invest in an education and legal defense network for undocumented immigrants illegal aliens, with the money coming out of a general fund that supports most core city services. The plan under consideration would also strengthen Sacramento’s status as a sanctuary city by turning into law privacy policies that prohibit city employees – including police – from making inquiries into immigration status.
“It is a modest investment, but it is a very important investment,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “It says very clearly to our community, especially those who are affected by these unconstitutional orders, that ‘we are going to stand with you.’ We have to back up our values with real action to help people who feel at risk and who may be actually at risk.”
Both the sanctuary city ordinance and legal defense fund were proposed by a Safe Haven Task Force formed at City Hall in February. The task force was put in place in response to executive orders by President Donald Trump calling for increased enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Councilman Eric Guerra, who headed the task force, said turning the city’s sanctuary stance from policy into law would put “more teeth” in its position and “makes it relevant to the context we see today, the scapegoating of immigrants.”
About 49,000 Sacramento residents are not citizens, including roughly 4,100 children, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s about 10 percent of the city’s residents. Some of them are here legally, some are not – the census bureau does not ask about legal status.
The new money would help fund what is being called the Sacramento Family Unity, Educations and Legal Network for Immigrants, or FUEL, a collection of local immigration attorneys, nonprofits and law schools specializing in immigration law.
The group will hire up to two attorneys to provide legal assistance to an estimated 750 families each year and conduct “Know Your Rights” information sessions in schools, churches and other community gathering places for hundreds more. The network will likely seek grants from other nonprofit agencies to expand its financial capacity.
Attorneys will be tasked with representing immigrants facing deportation and helping undocumented parents “prepare for the worst” by creating guardianships for children and protections for homes and other assets should they be deported, said Guerra.
Guerra said Sacramento hasn’t yet seen federal immigration raids, but “the fear is intense” in immigrant communities and “what we don’t want is families to be separated because that leads to bigger social issues.”
Blake Nordahl, a supervising attorney in the immigration clinic at the McGeorge School of Law, said the network will expand the local roster of attorneys trained in immigration law by working with lawyers whose expertise is in other fields.
“We have a large immigrant population in Sacramento, so hopefully this is just the beginning of being able to work together,” said Nordahl, whose clinic is part of the city-funded network. “I think there’s a real commitment to showing respect to our neighbors and recognizing that Sacramento is based on a city of immigrants and we’re going to take care of our neighbors.”
Sacramento’s vote would follow other California governments that have spent public money to aid undocumented immigrants.
Santa Clara County in January voted to spend $1.5 million over two years to help defend undocumented immigrants illegal aliens facing deportation. San Francisco recently set aside $200,000 for legal aid, and Oakland has allocated $300,000 for a similar effort. A similar public-private fund that could hold up to $10 million has also been proposed for Los Angeles city and county.
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160 arrested across southern California in immigration crackdown: 150 had criminal histories

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And yet libtards are still upset with deporting illegal criminal aliens.
From CBS Los Angeles: Federal immigration officials say 160 people were arrested across the Southland over the past week during a crackdown targeting “criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives.”
The arrests took place in six counties during what U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials described as a “five-day targeted enforcement operation” that began Monday and wrapped up around noon Friday.
Of the 160 arrested, about 150 had criminal histories, while five more had either been previously deported or had “final orders of removal”. Many of those arrested had prior felony convictions for “serious or violent offenses” including child sex crimes and assault.
The arrestees – which were 95 percent male – included nationals from a dozen countries, according to ICE.
Immigration advocates said they fielded calls Thursday from immigrants and lawyers reporting raids at homes and businesses in the greater Los Angeles area, including Van Nuys, Downey, Oxnard, San Bernardino, and other cities.
Lawyer Karla Navarrete said Friday agents looking for one man arrested another who is in the country illegally but has no criminal record. Navarrete says she sought to stop the man’s deportation and was told by ICE that things had changed. She says another lawyer filed federal court papers to halt it.
Multiple reports on social media suggested similar raids were conducted in Atlanta, Austin, and other U.S. cities, but there was no immediate confirmation from federal officials.
A report released Thursday showed nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in either the Los Angeles or New York City metropolitan areas. The report released by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014.
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Churches Vow to Offer Sanctuary to Illegal Aliens

I might take those who aid and abet illegal aliens a little more seriously if they were as determined to evict the illegals who kill and maim US citizens. MIGHT.

Sarah Root: Killed by an illegal alien

Sarah Root: Killed by an illegal alien.


From NBC New York: Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally.
Kate Steinle: Killed by an illegal alien.

Kate Steinle: Killed by an illegal alien.


To some churches, sanctuary means spiritual support or legal assistance to fight deportation. Others promise or already are extending physical sanctuary by housing immigrants.
In Brockton, a poor city of about 95,000 people south of Boston, four churches have pledged to take in immigrants fearful of being deported. “If you need a safe place, once you enter the doors of this building, you are safe,” said the Rev. Abraham Waya, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, who said his church can shelter as many as 100 people. “We will host you and take care of you for as long as it takes.”
Jonathan Montez: Killed by an illegal alien.

Jonathan Montez: Killed by an illegal alien.


During the campaign, Trump pledged to “immediately terminate” President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, including the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which has extended work permits and temporary deportation relief to more than 700,000 immigrants brought here illegally as youths.
In an interview with Time magazine published this week, Trump adopted a more sympathetic tone toward young immigrants, saying, “We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud.”
A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency follows a 2011 policy to generally avoid entering “sensitive locations” such as schools, places of worship and hospitals to take custody of undocumented immigrants illegal aliens. The policy says enforcement actions can be conducted in those locations in cases of terrorism or when there are “exigent circumstances.”
About 450 houses of worship of various denominations nationwide have offered to provide some form of sanctuary, including living space, financial assistance or rides for schoolchildren, said Alison Harrington, pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona.
Immigrants have been fearful for decades, particularly as deportations increased during the Obama administration, said Harrington, who is involved in the sanctuary movement on a national scale. But Trump’s campaign promises to build a wall along the Mexican border, to bar Muslims from entering the country and to deport millions “has really galvanized people,” she said.
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, with more than 140 congregations, has adopted a resolution calling for “holy resistance” to Trump’s immigration proposals and declaring itself a “sanctuary diocese.”
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Peter Pedemonti, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia


In Philadelphia, a coalition of 17 churches and two synagogues said it has seen a huge uptick in the number of volunteers for a program offering support to immigrants when ICE raids their homes. The program had 65 volunteers in May. In the two weeks following Trump’s win, more than 1,000 new volunteers signed up, said Peter Pedemonti, executive director of the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia. “We know that we’re in a different historical moment right now and that our faith compels us to take increasingly bold actions,” Harrington said.
(Note: From the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia web site: “4 Ways to Fight Trump. Excerpt: “This is terrifying. Trump’s campaign of hate, racism and exclusion took the White House.  The backlash of white voters was harsh and strong, and Trump’s rhetoric now has the power of the White House behind it.“)
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Some churches have already made good on their promises. In Philadelphia, a 40-year-old man from Mexico has been living in the Arch Street United Methodist Church for three weeks.
Javier Flores entered the U.S. illegally in 1997 and has been deported and re-entered several times since then. After being held in an ICE detention center for over a year, the agency released him for 90 days so he could prepare for deportation. He did not want to be separated from his wife and three children, so he sought refuge, said the Rev. Robin Hynicka, senior pastor. “For us, we feel it’s a moral obligation to keep families together,” Hynicka said.
Ingrid Encalata Latorre, an immigrant from Peru, took sanctuary last week with her year-old son, Anibal, at a Quaker meeting house in Denver. Latorre, 32, has exhausted appeals of a deportation order and is awaiting a decision on a final, discretional appeal to immigration officials in Washington.
She left her native Cusco, Peru, in 2000 to join an aunt in Colorado, where she found work as a dishwasher, cared for kids, cleaned homes and worked at assisted living centers, she said. In 2002, she bought fake papers from an unscrupulous street seller.
She was arrested in 2010 and pleaded guilty to a felony ID theft charge. She paid $11,500 in back taxes and successfully completed parole, but her guilty felony plea brought her to ICE’s attention. Advocates arranged for LaTorre and Anibal to stay in the meeting house.
Anibal, a U.S. citizen, is being treated at Denver’s Childrens Hospital for a congenital twisted neck condition; her other son, 8-year-old Bryant, is also a U.S. citizen and attends a bilingual school in suburban Westminster. “I have lived half of my life here,” she said. “Don’t be afraid. Just fight and keep going.”
Not afraid to keep fighting: Brian Terry, killed by an illegal alien.

Not afraid to keep fighting: Brian Terry, killed by an illegal alien.


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The Captain Has Advised You To Fasten Your Saftey Belt.

The Fuse has been lit……….

 

Pick a headline, any headline.

I’m especially fond of 

“Every FuKing Cop Is a Fuking Target”

America gripped by second night of fury...Police fire rubber bullets in LA freeway...Thousands pack Times Square...CA protesters break windows, start fires...Cause Gridlock In Midtown Manhattan...'Every F**king Cop Is a F**king Target'...MARION BARRY: 'Good news is Zimmerman will never be in peace'...NY Giants Star: 'Zimmerman Doesn't Last Year Before Hood Catches Up to Him'...Falcons WR: Jurors 'Should Go Home Tonight And Kill Themselves'...Beyonce holds moment of silence at concert...Celebs React...Sharpton: 'Slap in Face'...
OBAMA: HONOR TRAYVON WITH GUN-CONTROL...
Justice Dept: Under Review...

Halted: Traffic came to a halt Sunday evening on Los Angeles' I-10 freeway as Trayvon Martin supporters swarmed the road in protest of his killer's acquittal, stopping all traffic

Halted: Traffic came to a halt Sunday evening on Los Angeles’ I-10 freeway as Trayvon Martin supporters swarmed the road in protest of his killer’s acquittal, stopping all traffic

Impressive crowd: A shot from high up shows the Times Square crowds considerable size

Impressive crowd: A shot from high up shows the Times Square crowds considerable size

Have to say these 2 pics kinda give me the Heebie Jeebies.

(That’s a technical term for could be deep doo doo real quick.)

~Steve~                               H/T Drudge

PS. So much for the peaceful protests. In That case may I say it is my sincere desire that any an all who who engage in violence may you step off the curb and get hit by a bus. 

These views not endorsed by FOTM, just little ole me

PSS. I’m sick of the whole thing, and wash my hands of it. Back to jokes .

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LIVE: Fugitive Dorner in shootout with police in Big Bear / Update, May be Dead !!!

Dorner May Have Died In Fire After Standoff; Deputy Shot To Death

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Reports of automatic gunfire ringing out.

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Accused cop killer Christopher Dorner is reportedly in the middle of a gun battle with police in the Big Bear area of Southern California.  There have been reports of one or two officers down during the reported shooting.
A Fish and Game warden might be one of the wounded.  Authorities swarmed to the scene earlier today after it was reported Dorner was spotted in the area.  The gun battle is reportedly happening near Glass Road and Highway 38.
Earlier reports said Dorner had tied up a couple in a cabin in the area and possibly stole a truck.  Dorner is accused of killing three people in the Los Angeles area, including one Riverside police officer.
He’s been the subject of a manhunt since last week. In his manifesto Dorner said he did not want to be taken alive.

Update!!!

Transcript: Reporter Carter Evans Trapped In Center Of Dorner Gunfight

IG BEAR (CBSLA.com) — CBS2/KCAL9 correspondent Carter Evans was describing the situation to anchor Sandra Mitchell via cell phone when authorities began exchanging gunfire with fugitive Christopher Dorner. Gunfire was heard from several directions.
»COMPLETE COVERAGE: SoCal Manhunt
BACKGROUND: yelling, faintly “Get out of here, get out of here”
SANDRA: Is that someone yelling the background, carter?
CARTER: Yeah, we got authorities yelling at us to get out of here, but we don’t know where to go, frankly to tell you the truth.
….
SANDRA: Carter what are you hearing, what are you seeing.
CARTER: Uh, I see authorities, I’m going to have to speak quieter now, I have you on the speaker phone. I see authorities honing in on an area on a cabin that is about 200 feet ahead of us right now. I see a lot of these authorities moving to take cover themselves.
[SOUND OF GUNFIRE]
CARTER: I hear some screaming, you heard all that gunfire.
SANDRA: That was gunfire.
CARTER: I see a team of sheriff’s deputies in full-on fatigues with weapons drawn running toward us right now. We are down on the ground behind the wheels of our car right now and the door is open, I am talking to you on the speaker phone. We are right, right in the center of the action here, we are right where this is happening.
….
CARTER: We’re trying to, we’re not moving from our vehicle, because this is a very fluid situation. We’re staying here, we don’t want to get caught in the crossfire ourselves.
UNIDENTIFIED: Hey you! Come here!
CARTER: Me?
UNIDENTIFIED: You! Come here! [Unintelligible]
[SOUND OF RAPID-FIRE GUNFIRE]
UNIDENTIFIED: Hey! Get the f— out of here now!
[Unintelligible]
[SOUND OF GUNFIRE]
[Unintelligible yelling]
[SOUND OF GUNFIRE]
….
SANDRA: I want to check back with Carter Evans. Carter? Are you there?
….
[YELLING]
UNIDENTIFIED: Get the f— down. Down! Keep it down!
[UNINTELLIGIBLE]
UNIDENTIFIED 2: Hey, hey! …Get the f— out, get the f— out now.

Transcript: Reporter Carter Evans Trapped In Center Of Dorner Gunfight
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Having solved all problems, LA Council focuses on priorities

Los Angeles City Council calls for ‘Meatless Mondays,’ cites health and  environmental concerns

NY Daily News: The drive-thru capital of the world has declared Mondays meatless.

In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution  encouraging residents to go vegetarian on the first day of the work week as part  of an international movement aimed at reducing the planet’s meat  consumption.

“Eating less meat can prevent and even reverse some of our nation’s most  common illnesses,” Councilwoman Jan Perry said. “We’ve become disconnected in some ways from the simple truth that our health is directly affected by the foods we eat.”

The councilwoman noted that meat-rich diets can play a part in the  development of heart disease and cancers of the kidney, prostate, breast and  colon. “We can reduce saturated fats and reduce the risk of heart disease by 19  percent,” Perry said.

Environmentally, reducing meat consumption can shrink a community’s carbon  footprint and help slow global warming.

Still, the city’s anti-meat motion doesn’t really have teeth: It is not backed by force of law and is merely a recommendation, but council members hope  it will encourage residents to take a few small steps to improve their health  and the environment.

This move aligns the city with a larger meatless campaign launched in 2003 by affiliates of  the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. It has since  been backed by 30 public health schools.

Even though Los Angeles has a budget deficit of over $230 million, their unemployment rate is 9.4%, and has over 23,00o homeless citizens, the council chooses to spend their time on a useless resolution. Priorities, after all.

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