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Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation


Obama and Gov Hickenlooper

Keep it up liberals. 2018 wont’ be so pretty for your party if you keep aiding and abetting illegal aliens.

From Yahoo: Colorado’s governor on Friday pardoned a Cuban immigrant for an armed robbery he committed 19 years ago in an effort stave off the man’s deportation after immigration authorities detained him following a judge’s ruling that he should no longer be imprisoned.

The pardon from Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, was the latest twist in the saga of Rene Lima-Marin, 38. He came to the U.S. as a toddler as part of the 1980 Mariel boat lift from Cuba and had legal residency until it was revoked following his 2000 criminal conviction. Lima-Marin was sentenced to 98 years in prison for the robbery. But he was mistakenly paroled from Colorado state prison in 2008.

Lima-Marin married, had a child and got a steady job installing glass before state authorities realized their mistake in 2014 and sent him back for the remainder of his 98-year prison sentence.

A Colorado judge earlier this week ordered Lima-Marin released from state prison, saying it would be “draconian” to keep him incarcerated. But before he could return to his family, immigration authorities picked him up, citing a still-active deportation order from 2000. His lawyers said a pardon was his only chance to stave off deportation.

Lima-Marin’s case has become a bipartisan cause celebre in Colorado, as 98 members of the state Assembly, Democrats and Republicans, called on Hickenlooper to grant him clemency. Though the legal roots of Lima-Marin’s deportation order stretch back to actions of the Obama administrations, his detention comes as the Trump administration has moved aggressively to speed up deportations, sometimes sparking clashes with local officials.

“This was a question of justice,” Hickenlooper told an afternoon news conference. “This was a pretty clear example of someone who’s done all the work necessary to earn a second chance.”

It’s unclear whether the governor’s action will be enough to stop Lima-Marin’s deportation. “I’m not a lawyer,” Hickenlooper said when asked whether the pardon would be enough.

District Attorney George Brauchler, whose office prosecuted Lima-Marin, said Hickenlooper did not give prosecutors time to review the pardon application as required by state law. “The hasty decision to ignore state law was made seemingly to skirt federal law, and that is not an appropriate use of the governor’s pardon power,” said Brauchler, who is running for governor.

Carl Rusnok, a spokesman for ICE, indicated that Hickenlooper’s pardon would not be enough to stop the deportation. “Rene Michael Lima Marin currently has final orders of removal from a federal immigration judge,” he said in a statement.

Hans Meyer, Lima-Marin’s lawyer, said he’d file motions to vacate that order. “We’re incredibly grateful to the governor for a just and fair solution,” he said. “This is a tremendous first step.”

But Jason Kasperek, the assistant manager at a Blockbuster video store that Lima-Marin and an accomplice robbed in 1998, said Lima-Marin should be back in prison. “I just think that it’s scandalous how he used the system,” Kasperek said of Lima-Marin, recalling how the robbers held a rifle to his head as they forced him to open the store safe. “I think it’s completely ridiculous. It’s unjust for all victims who have been involved in it.”

The Blockbuster was one of two video stores that Lima-Marin and his accomplice Michael Clifton robbed. They were convicted on multiple robbery, kidnapping and burglary counts. Clifton is still in prison, serving his 98-year sentence.

This is not Lima-Marin’s first time in immigration detention. Though Trump has ordered immigration authorities to step up their enforcement of deportation orders, Lima-Marin’s legal jeopardy actually stems from changes made by Obama.

After his 2008 parole, immigration authorities held Lima-Marin for 180 days. But at the time, Cuba would not accept any additional people who had arrived on the Mariel boat lift as deportees. As a result, Lima-Marin was released. He continued to check in with immigration authorities regularly, said his wife, Jasmine.

But when Obama in January ended the “wet foot-dry foot” policy that had protected Cuban immigrants who arrived from the island, it opened the door to additional Cubans from the Mariel boat lift to be deported.



I Just Love Happy Endings.

BEAR ARMS: Lumberton, TX Woman Shoots Robber/Rapist Terrorizing Residents

i just stumbled across this and it pert near brought a tear to my eye.  ~ steve ~ 


By David Bellow


A woman in Lumberton, TX shot and stopped a robber Sunday morning before sunrise. This was not just any robber. This robber was part of a group of men who had gone on a crime spree over the past 2 weeks in Beaumont’s West End and now in Lumberton. Around 3AM yesterday morning, this group of armed robbers sexually assaulted and robbed at gun point a woman in Lumberton. After the robbery and sexual assault (at the corner of Raider Lane and Village Creek Parkway near the middle and primary schools), the group of 3 black males from Beaumont tried to attack another woman at her home on Dennis Drive in Lumberton. This time though, the woman was exercising her Second Amendment rights, and she pulled out her handgun and shot one of the criminals. All three men were quickly apprehended soon after by the Lumberton Police Department. The man shot, Scott Allen Wills Jr, is still in the hospital, but is expected to recover. As I write the article, the Hardin County Jail says they have not booked the other two men, Malik Washington and Ariel Malveaux, so they are still in the custody of the Lumberton Police Department.

This attack is just another example that proves the importance of having a Constitutional right to bear arms. The quiet community of Lumberton was also shown that we are not as safe and quiet as we used to be anymore. There are some in Lumberton who want the city to grow into a bigger city instead of just a bedroom community so that we can bring more money into the city. Well, with the growth and desire for more money, we can expect to see an increase in crime as well. It is funny how people will move out of a bigger city to get away from problems, but then they turn around and want all the amenities a big city has to offer, and next thing you know, the problems we moved away from have been brought right into out backyard.

So what happened Sunday morning in Lumberton? I found out about this shocking series of events from Kel Lindsey who posted the following message on his Facebook wall:

“This morning in my own back yard, two black males robbed and sexually assaulted my sister in law. They held her at gunpoint and demanded money from her, they made her

drive them to a store and take money from an ATM. By the grace of God they brought her back alive and they fled on foot. These two pieces of shit then proceeded to rob another house in our neighborhood and were met with a joyous sound of a gun being brought to bare. As this humanless pile of shit lays clinging to life, I hope one more good person will now arm themselves against this violent and corrupt society so that scum will know that they cannot get away with this shit anymore. Good people with guns stop bad people with guns. amen.”

I contacted Kel to confirm the details. As you can see from the Facebook post above, Kel is a big supporter of gun rights and was glad that at least one of them was stopped by a woman exercising her right to bear arms.


H/T http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com

1 of 10 Stores in US Are Victims of Flash Robs

It happened again, last weekend, in a suburb of Washington, D.C.

I’m referring to what the media euphemistically and mistakenly term “flash mobs” when the plain truth is that these incidents should correctly be called robbery, looting, and race riots. The media also will not say what we can all see with our own eyes — the perpetrators are black.

Jack Cloherty reports for ABCNews, Aug. 16, 2011, that a “flash mob” invaded and looted a 7-11 convenience store in Germantown, Md., early Saturday morning, stealing all the snacks and candy they could get their hands on, then left the store as quickly as they came.

The store clerk pressed the silent alarm when he belatedly realized there was a robbery in progress, and a police cruiser responded in under a minute. But by then, the mob was gone.

Montgomery County Police spokesman Paul Starks said, “It was anarchy for 60 seconds. We’ve counted at least 28 individuals we can see on the surveillance tape. We already have a good idea of who some of these people are. We are going after them all, and if we can identify the ringleaders, they are going to face some serious charges.” Police suspect the mob was organized using social media like Facebook or Twitter.

The term flash mob was first used to describe impromptu gatherings of people to sing or dance in a public space, alerted by text, email or Twitter, but the Germantown incident is just the latest in a summer when flash mobs have turned from spontaneous, fun events to outright felony.

Other incidents include:

  • Missouri riot: On April 10, 2010, some 900 youths, some as young as 11, converged on the shopping and entertainment district, the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. Police responded to reports of vandalism and assaults. One group of teens robbed and beat a couple from Grandview. A girl in a prom dress was shoved into a fountain. Fights broke out. Police had to use pepper spray to disperse the mob.
  • Ohio race riot: On July 4, 2011, in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, a group of 1,000 youths organized through social networking sites to fight and disrupt an event.
  • D.C. mob robbery: On July 4, 2011, in Washington, D.C., a flash mob robbed a high-end clothing store earlier this summer.
  • Wisconsin race riot: On August 5, 2011, a flash mob stormed the fairgrounds at the Wisconsin state fair in Milwaukee. “My mom just got attacked by a flash mob,” said a caller to 911. “Punched in the face for no reason. We need emergency help right away.”
  • Philadelphia race riot & looting: Nowhere has the flash mob phenomenon been more popular than in the Philadelphia area. There, a man was assaulted by a group of about 30 who were believed to have gotten together through Twitter, according to the Associated Press. On June 23, a few dozen young people looted several hundred dollars worth of merchandise in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby, Pa.

The surge in flash mob crime prompted Philadelphia to impose a curfew for all minors under the age of 18 in targeted enforcement districts. Philadelphia’s black mayor Michael A. Nutter said, “This nonsense must stop. If you wanna act like a butthead, your butt’s gonna get locked up. If you wanna act like an idiot, move; we don’t want you here anymore. Parents who neglect their children, don’t know where they are, you’re going to find yourself spending some quality time with your kids in jail together.”

In Phladelphia, there have been no more violent flash mobs after about 70 young people were detained and then released to their parents, with a warning.

Buried in the ABCNews account is this alarming statistic:

The National Retail Federation estimates that about one in ten stores in the United States has been the victim of a “flash mob” invasion and robbery.

The Federation’s spokesman, Joe La Rocca, says, “These incidents can turn violent, they can injure customers, they can damage the store and then there’s the financial losses the retailers suffer.” In most cases, by the time the police arrive, the mob is long gone, making for a long arduous process to identify and prosecute the culprits.

The reaction from the Obama White House and Attorney General Eric Holder:

[For more, see “Obama & Holder Ignore ‘Beat Whitey’ Race Riots“]


How To Call The Police When You’re Old.

An elderly couple was just settled down for bed when the old man realized he left the lights on in the green-house out back. But then they heard voices- three men had broken into their greenhouse. Scared, they called the police.

The dispather replied he would send an officer out as soon as one became available – as they were all busy on other calls. The old man waited a few minutes and called back, saying: “Don’t worry about sending an officer – I shot the robbers and now the dogs are eating their bodies!”

In no time flat police were all over the place and captured the robbers red handed! One of the cops asked the old man: “I thought you said you shot the robbers and your dogs were eating their bodies.” The old man replied: “I THOUGHT YOU SAID THERE WERE NO COPS AVAILABLE!!”


The Coming Collapse of the United States

Time for today’s “Let’s scare the crap out of our readers” story. 😀

This one I found on “Before it’s News.”

Please watch the video at bottom. It will kind of make you feel bad for an armed robber.

By The Dollar Vigilante (Reporter)
Friday, February 18, 2011 4:21

I received a lot of feedback about my interesting day in the land of the free yesterday.  Most were to tell me of similar horror stories they had witnessed.  But, some people suggested I must be exaggerating – or even made up the story completely.

To that, I offer some photo evidence.

Let's see, we have 3 cops for bringing a drink out side, mean while at the gas station...

A number of my colleagues from the conference witnessed me being taken down last night for having walked outside of a bar with my drink for a few moments and Your Trusty Chief Editor Being Attended to by the Authorities –

Interestingly, just after this, I walked into a gas station to ask someone for directions (trying to find a place I could go where I was not banned for 30 days).  The girl working at the store looked upset and was running around and trying to call someone on her mobile phone.  I asked her what was going on.  She said she had just gotten robbed.

I asked her if she was ok and if there was anything I could do and she told me, “No, it’s okay, this happens all the time.”

I asked her what she meant.  A few times per year?

“No, almost every night,” she replied, almost embarrassed.

Read the rest Here


The Bank Job, or How to Obtain a Quick Divorce.


A hooded robber burst into a Texas Bank and forced the tellers to load a sack full of cash.
On his way out the door a brave Texas customer grabbed the hood and pulled it off revealing the robber’s face.

The robber shot the customer without a moment’s hesitation. He then looked around the bank and noticed one of the tellers looking straight at him. The robber instantly shot him also. Everyone else, by now very scared, looked intently down at the floor in silence.

The robber yelled, “Well, did anyone else see my face?” There are a few moments of utter silence, in which everyone was plainly afraid to speak.

Then one old man tentatively raised his hand and said,

“My wife got a good look at you.”

~Steve~          H/T  Michele 

Dumb and Dumber. Or Maybe They Need a Career Change.

Driving While Inane

Drinking and driving is never funny, but I’m willing to make an exception in this case.

A man celebrating the end of his 20 year jail sentence for driving while intoxicated get busted for driving while intoxicated, according to the Associated Press.

He spent 19 years in prison to be exact, after getting busted seven times for driving under the influence. You know, I’m no criminologist, but I’m starting to see a pattern here.

Naturally, the man entered “not guilty” pleas in court on his latest driving charges

A C4 Block Short of a Bomb

Terrorism is a scary threat, whether you call it terrorism or controlled overseas aggression determined to attack domestic targets. Fortunately, some of the terrorists aren’t as smart as some people might like us to think.

Reuters reported that a suicide bomber in Kabul accidentally blew up some of his fellow insurgents.

The suicide bomber set off his device as he waved goodbye to his fellow insurgents. If only he hadn’t made waving the detonator.

The story doesn’t say what his intended target was or where he planned to set off the device. Something tells me, however, the medical plan he insisted on getting upon his hiring wasn’t all that good either way.

  Grand Theft Dumbo

If you’re being tried for auto theft, the last thing you should do is give prosecutors the evidence they need to convict you and even though driving another stolen car to court isn’t inadmissible, it doesn’t help.

That’s just what happened, according to the AP.

He was already charged with stealing a $125,000 Porsche, so when he showed up to court in a fancy, expensive Lexus, police were naturally suspicious.

I guess he figured a Lexus was less conspicuous much in the same way arriving at the courthouse on an elephant instead of a giraffe is less conspicuous.

The stolen vehicle also had several Yorkshire terriers in it, so not only did he get slapped with another vehicle theft charge but he also got slapped with an animal cruelty charge. If he was driving a stolen Hummer, the Sierra Club would be having a field day with this one.

That’s Not Write

People who aren’t smart enough to know the difference between breaking and following the law probably didn’t have much schooling, but at least some of them were smart enough to grasp concepts beyond a 3rd grade level.

A bank robbery attempt was foiled because the teller couldn’t read the robber’s sloppy note, according to the AP.

The teller actually handed the note back to the robber so he could rewrite it. It must have been on one of those lined sheets of paper that teachers use to teach their student cursive handwriting.

As the robber rewrote his note, the teller stepped back and activated a silent alarm. Police arrested him and sentenced him to write “I will not rob banks” 1,000 times on a large blackboard.


Window Pains

Normally, there is nothing funny about a deadly drive-by shooting, even if the plot is botched. Notice that I said normally.

An attempted drive-by shooting was stopped when the shooter forgot to roll down his window, according to CityPages.

On the one hand, it’s good to know that no one was seriously hurt. On the other, I just know Windex is itching at the chance to turn this into a testimonial commercial.

The shooter even had the window repaired and filed it as an insurance claim. Who says car insurance is so smart that a “caveman can do it”?

Maybe He Overslept on His Deathbed

I’ve always wondered what my last words should be on my deathbed. I believe it would be something like, “Get me two blondes, the dumber the better” or maybe at least one redhead depending on what kind of mood I’m in that week. It might be chauvinistic, but it’s the best use of a deathbed I can think of.

One man, however, found the worst use of a deathbed when he confessed to murdering a neighbor more than 20 years after his crime, according to the BBC.

The man never died. In fact, he got better and police charged him with the murder. That will make his funeral eulogy awkward to write.

He even called police to his home to make the confession because he thought he was dying. Police eventually sent him an arrest warrant in the form of a get-well card.


  When Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks, He Said ” That’s where the Money is “

I always found that to be inspiring.. 😉