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Hispanic police groups pull out of New York Puerto Rican Day Parade because it will honor a terrorist pardoned by Obama

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Oscar Lopez Rivera: Thanks Obama!

Via NY Post: Outraged Hispanic police groups are boycotting the Puerto Rican Day Parade next month because the event will celebrate a pardoned terrorist linked to one of the deadliest groups ever to target New York.

The NYPD Hispanic Society and the Rafael Ramos Foundation have pulled out of the June 11 Fifth Avenue march after it was announced that former FALN kingpin Oscar Lòpez Rivera will be honored as a “National Freedom Hero” at the event.

Note: FALN is Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional. Translated to English: Armed Forces of National Liberation.

Rivera, 74, had his 70-year sentence commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama in January. He had spent nearly 36 years in prison on conspiracy charges for his ties to the Puerto Rican nationalist group, which was responsible for more than 100 bombings in the 1970s and ’80s — including a 1982 blast at NYPD headquarters that left an officer maimed and a 1975 attack that killed four at Fraunces Tavern in the Financial District.

Supporters of Rivera — who was released Wednesday from house arrest in Puerto Rico with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on hand — note he was never directly linked to any bombings and they considered him a political prisoner.

But the NYPD groups can’t forgive him for being a high-ranking member of the terror group.

“We support the NYPD members who were seriously injured and the families of the innocent people who lost their lives during these attacks throughout the United States and in our city,” the NYPD Hispanic Society said in a statement. “We took an oath to protect and serve the people. Unfortunately, this year’s views and values of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade committee do not conform with the society’s mission of promoting peace and unity.”

The Sergeants Benevolent Association joined the Hispanic groups in calling for a parade-sponsor boycott. “The FALN was one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in American history,” SBA president Ed Mullins wrote in a letter to sponsors. “There is no justification in lauding or celebrating its murderous leader.”

Goya food dropped its sponsorship of the parade earlier this week — though the food giant didn’t explicitly say it was reacting to Rivera’s involvement.

The Rafael Ramos Foundation, named after the Brooklyn cop murdered in 2014, pulled its parade sponsorship, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association said Thursday. Ramos was of Puerto Rican descent.

Gov. Cuomo waffled Thursday on whether he’d go to the parade. “I just heard about it, so I’m going to look at the situation,” Cuomo said. “My inclination would be to march, but I don’t know the facts of the situation.”

DCG

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DNC delegate threatens to kill Romney

Yesterday, The Blaze was at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC’s Time Warner Cable Arena, to interview DNC delegates about their political views.

But The Blaze’s reporter didn’t expect to receive this answer from Julia Rodriguez, a native of Puerto Rico and a DNC delegate from New York. Screaming into the microphone, Rodriguez said:

“Romney will destroy this country completely. If I see him, I would like to kill him!

See the video for yourself, here.

It is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, to transmit any communication containing a threat to injure the person of another.

To help the FBI and law enforcement to find and identify this death-threater, this is what death-threater Julia Rodriguez looks like:

The Green Papers website says Julia Rodriguez is a DNC delegate from Bronx, New York.

The liberal media and alphabet TV networks will never report this, so please help this go viral by e-mailing this to your list and posting this on your Facebook page.

Let’s make sure this dangerous woman, Julia Rodriguez, is put behind bars.

UPDATE:

A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that they are aware of the video of Julia Rodriguez and that they’re taking the “appropriate follow-up steps” with the woman.

Meanwhile, the Secret Service arrested an African-American North Carolinian, 21-year-old Donte Jamar Sims, who had made death threats on Twitter against Obama.

~Eowyn

U.S. birth certificates and Social Security numbers sold on black market

Three years into his presidency, that curious occupant in the White House has still not produced his original hard-copy birth certificate, but instead has a team of lawyers whose job is to get judges dismiss, without hearing, one eligibility lawsuit after another. Nor has the matter of his Connecticut-prefix Social Security number been resolved.

For the naive, gullible, or just plain complicit people who still insist this man is legit, here’s news for you:

Birth certificate and Social Security number fraud is rampant.

The latest case is the arrest of 50 people for conspiring to sell hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in the U.S.

Danica Coto reports for the AP, January 1, 2012:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the identities of hundreds of Puerto Ricans to illegal immigrants on the U.S. mainland in the largest single fraud case ever for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE], authorities said Wednesday.

Hundreds of birth certificates, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses were sold for up to $2,500 a set as part of a black market ring based in Puerto Rico that operated from since at least April 2009, according to ICE Director John Morton. “The vast majority were legitimate documents obtained by fraudulent or false means,” he said.

[…] The documents would be sent through priority or express mail from Puerto Rico to brokers that operated in at least 15 states including Ohio, Texas, Florida and North Carolina, officials said.

About 80% of the documents involved were sold by Puerto Ricans whose names were on them, officials said. Those documents often were then used to apply for a driver’s license or a U.S. passport or to commit financial fraud. Puerto Ricans are often an attractive target because they are U.S. citizens with Hispanic surnames.

Morton said another 20 arrest warrants were issued on Wednesday in separate but similar cases, with 61 of 70 suspects either arrested or whose surrender was arranged.

[…] The 50 suspects were indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 29 on one charge each of conspiracy to commit identification fraud. If convicted, they face up to 15 years in prison.

~Eowyn

A different kind of Christmas card…

Nothing Says “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” Like a Leopard Devouring a Deer

Do you find this a little creepy?  San Juan, Puerto Rico mayor Jorge Santini’s family Christmas cards come with the saying, “Que esta Navidad ilumine tu sueño,” which translates to “May this Christmas light your dream” in English.

Santini defended the unusual card by saying he wanted to promote el Museo de Vida Silvestre (Museum of Wildlife), posing for five different shots around the museum. Other versions of the card include the family posing next to a penguin, and in front of an elephant greeting visitors.

Well, it may be a bit odd, but he is promoting something that he and the municipality founded.  But this card is not nearly as awkward as some of these beauties (from awkawrdfamilyphotos.com).

Betcha couldn’t guess this family loves to swim!

Wonder what baby will think?

Talk about creepy!

After seeing some of the other Christmas cards and photos, I’m not so sure that the Mayor’s is all that bad!

DCG

How politicians are like serial killers

After the (now former) Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) sex-photos scandal, the oh-so-useful media must have decided such scandals are no longer newsworthy. There was another Weiner-like scandal that happened in August, but you never heard or read about it, right?

A “progressive” Puerto Rico senator, Roberto Arango, posted explicit photos of himself on the gay cruising app Grindr.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens; their President is the same as ours (Obama); the United States Congress legislates many aspects of Puerto Rican life. The islanders elect their own governor, vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in U.S. presidential elections. Arango’s New Progressive Party wants Puerto Rico to become America’s 51st state.

The AP reports that Puerto Rico’s local news media published photos from the application showing “a man’s nude upper body with a cell phone obscuring his face,” and another showing “a rear view of a nude man on his hands and knees.” The fuzzy image of the face seemed to match Arango’s, and the man in the photo was also wearing Arango’s trademark necklace.

When exposed (sorry for the pun), Arango gave this incredible denial:

“You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture, but I don’t.”

He then promptly presented a letter of resignation.

The best part of this story is this:

Arango had previously voted in favor of Resolution 99, a proposal that would block any attempt to permit same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico. He has also opposed adoption rights for gay people.

In other words, like so many politicians, Arango is a hypocrite and a liar and utterly without conscience or a sense of remorse.

And it just so happens that those personality traits that are so common to politicians — superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others — are also common to psychopathic serial killers.

Jim Kouri, a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, came to that conclusion by using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit. Kouri notes that both groups of criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.

Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs. The only difference is that serial killers run from the police, whereas politicians merely run for office.

Find out if you, too, are a psychopath by going HERE!  😀

A big h/t to FOTM’s Dennis Kolb

~Eowyn