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San Francisco public defender lashes out at ICE for arresting illegal alien with felony convictions

Mano Raju working hard to defend criminal illegal aliens

California doing their best to protect illegal alien criminals.

From MyFoxChicago: The San Francisco Public Defender on Thursday lashed out at ICE, criticizing federal agents for arresting a San Francisco man as he was on the courthouse steps on his way to a criminal hearing.

Mano Raju said the Election Day arrest was conducted without a judicial warrant and “therefore in violation of state law.”

In an email, Raju’s spokeswoman said the man was taken into custody on a civil immigration violation and is currently being held in ICE detention in California. He will get an administrative hearing and will not get immediately deported.

Raju’s office would not comment on why the man was in court on Tuesday.

Jonathan Moor, an ICE spokesman, identified the man as Alberto Uc Ponce, 43. He sent KTVU a statement saying that the man had three felony convictions for second-degree burglary from 2016, 2017 and 2018. ICE lodged a a detainer on the man in 2018, which was “not honored.”

Moor said the man was arrested by local law enforcement a total of seven times in the past five years, and at least eight detainers have been requested following those arrests.

On Friday, Moor provided an exact accounting of Ponce’s history:

June 22, 2015: convicted of shoplifting in Redwood City
Aug. 3, 2015: convicted of receiving stolen property in San Francisco
Feb. 2, 2016: convicted of second degree burglary
May 11, 2016: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Mar. 7, 2017: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Feb. 25, 2019: convicted of felony second degree burglary in San Francisco
Nov. 29, 2019: the San Francisco Police Department arrested him with second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of controlled substance. Those charges are pending.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Restorative justice in SF: DA Boudin drops charges against one suspect in viral attack on Asian man

Apparently the victim decided restorative justice was the best outcome for this case. I’m sure no influence was put upon him…

From SF Gate: San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin is withdrawing charges against one of the two suspects arrested in connection to a shocking viral video that shows an Asian man being robbed.

Twenty-year-old Dwayne Grayson, who police say recorded and uploaded the disturbing clip to social media, will no longer be charged with elder abuse, and will instead face “restorative justice,” which involves rehabilitation and reconciliation with victims.

“We’ve been in conversation with the victim who expressed interest in a restorative justice outcome in this case,” Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for the DA’s office, told The Chronicle. “Specifically, against the young person who videoed the incident. We respect victims and their desires and we will explore a restorative justice outcome.

Grayson was also suspected of violating probation for battery.

Earlier Monday, police arrested 56-year-old Jonathan Amerson, the person suspected of hitting the victim with a metal pole. He was charged with robbery and elder abuse, and is also suspected of robbing the same victim of his recyclables about two months ago in the same area.

Read the whole story here.

There’s almost 500 comments on this article, the majority of which are not positive. Too little, too late demorats. You gotta learn the hard way:

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Tolerant left: SF Giants snub Aubrey Huff from 10-year reunion due to his support of President Trump?

The San Francisco Giants have told former player Aubrey Huff that he will not be invited to their ten-year anniversary celebration of their World Series win. The reason?

According to SF Gate, Huff is not invited due to “a series of sexist and vulgar social-media posts.”

More from SF Gate:

“Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion,” the Giants said in a statement sent to the Chronicle and the Athletic. “Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization. While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”

Apparently the sexist comment was the following: Huff mocked the Giants’ hiring of Alyssa Nakken as the first female coach in major league history, tweeting he “couldn’t imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player. Have fun with that.”

Read the whole story here.

Huff ain’t having none of it. His response that he posted on Twitter (I couldn’t make graphic bigger, click on Twitter link to read original tweet):

Huff is a supporter of President Trump. See his Twitter feed here.

I find it ironic that the SF Giants consider anything Huff has said as “vulgar” considering their city hosts the perverted Folsom Street Fair. Don’t Google that with your safe search “off.”

Trust me (this link is NSFW).

Yet double standards and intolerance are to be expected from the oh-so-tolerant progressives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ruh roh: SF public works director arrested by FBI; charged with public corruption

Mohammed Nuru in some deep doo-doo

SF Gate reports that San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and a local restaurateur were arrested and charged with public corruption by the FBI.

The criminal complaint charges them with wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to attempt to bribe a San Francisco Airport Commissioner, United States Attorney David Anderson announced at a press conference.

Excerpts from their report:

The complaint describes a web of corruption involving bribery, kickbacks, and side deals by one of San Francisco’s highest-ranking city employees,” Anderson said in a statement. “The public is entitled to honest work from public officials, free from manipulation for the official’s own personal benefit and profit.”

The defendants both appeared in federal court today and were arraigned and released, each on a $2 million bond. If convicted, they face a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison.

Nuru was initially arrested on this charge on Jan. 21, and said he would cooperate with FBI officials and agreed to not tamper with or disclose the investigation. He was arrested again yesterday for violating those terms.

The main scheme described by the FBI involves the attempted alleged bribery of an unnamed SFO commissioner in exchange for a restaurant contract at the airport. According to the complaint, Nuru and Bovis (the restauranteur also arrested) schemed to give the unnamed commissioner $5,000 and free travel so that she would vote to approve a contract for Bovis’ restaurant Spinnerie. The complaint records multiple conversations between Bovis and an undercover FBI employee who was posing as a friend of a lender. The criminal complaint against Nuru states the unnamed commissioner declined the money, and the contract was never awarded to Bovis.

Anderson outlined four other alleged schemes included in the complaint as examples of the Nuru’s corrupt intentions: First, the complaint alleged Nuru benefited from a Chinese billionaire developing a multi-use project in the city, accepting gifts such as free travel and a bottle of wine valued at over $2,000. He did not report any of the gifts as public officials are required to do.

Second, the FBI alleges Nuru used his position as chair of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority to attempt to secure a desirable restaurant space for Bovis in the Transbay Transit Center. In addition, the complaint alleges Nuru provided Bovis with inside information to give him an unfair advantage in winning contracts for city public restroom projects, including portable bathroom trailers and small container-like housing units for use by the homeless.

Finally, the complaint claims Nuru used a company, which has been awarded city contracts, to work on his Colusa County vacation home at a discounted rate. The complaint also alleges the contractor delivered a John Deere tractor to the home in Stonyford and planned to provide Nuru with training on the machine.”

Nuru was placed on administrative leave effective Monday evening.

Read the whole story here.

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Some SF restaurants now charging voluntary fee to fight climate change

What a hoax.

From Yahoo: A handful of restaurants in San Francisco have opted in to a program that supports soil health and fights climate change — by making their customers’ meals a bit more expensive.

Bay Area restaurants that choose to participate in the state’s new Restore California program are adding a 1 percent surcharge on diners’ checks to support the initiative starting this month, according to a news release from Zero Foodprint, a nonprofit working with state agencies on the program.

Those restaurant surcharges will be funneled into grants supporting farmers and ranchers — money that will “directly fund carbon farming projects such as compost application, cover crop planting, tree planting and improved grazing management,’ according to Zero Foodprint.

“Restore California allows consumers to have a direct impact by shifting acres of farmland from extractive to renewable practices,” Karen Leibowitz, executive director of Zero Foodprint, said in a statement, comparing the agriculture-oriented program to how power “companies enable residents to improve the grid by funding renewable energy projects.”

“A tax is mandatory, and this is voluntary,” program organizers write on its website. “It’s more like a fundraiser for good food and farming. Restaurants and diners can opt in or opt out of Restore California.”

SF Eater reports that “while every restaurant in the state could participate, so far, it’s mostly upscale restaurants, most of them in SF: think Atelier Crenn, Flour + Water, or Lazy Bear, for example. (A full list of participating restaurants is here.)”

But the surcharge apparently hasn’t panned out perfectly everywhere.

Brandon Kirksey, co-owner of the pasta restaurant Great Gold in the city’s Mission District, said that — a month after imposing the surcharge on checks in the fall — his restaurant decided to change tactics in response to “negative” feedback from customers who wanted it taken off their bill, Mother Jones reported.

“Having that additional surcharge on there I think made a lot of people feel uncomfortable. People get a little stand-offish when it comes to change,” Kirksey said, adding that the restaurant decided to raise prices on the menu by 1 percent instead of charging a fee, according to Mother Jones. “Ever since the verbiage changed, people are more excited to learn about it, rather than complain about the fee.”

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Liberal utopia achieved: San Francisco ends cash bail for all criminal cases

Newly elected San Francisco District Attorney, Chesa Boudin, ran on this issue.

He is the son of Weather Underground terrorists and was raised by Bill Ayers.

Yesterday the DA announced that his office will no longer ask for cash bail as a condition for a defendant’s pretrial release.

What could possibly go wrong?

More from SF Gate: Prosecutors will use a “risk-based system” and weigh whether a defendant might flee or pose a threat to public safety. The former public defender has often said that the cash bail system unfairly affects indigent and defendants and people of color.

“For years I’ve been fighting to end this discriminatory and unsafe approach to pretrial detention. From this point forward, pretrial detention will be based on public safety, not on wealth,” Boudin said in a statement.

“Mr. Boudin is in the process of building the largest criminal justice revolving door imaginable, and San Francisco will pay a heavy price for it,” said Tony Montoya, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association.

Read the whole story here.

See also:

Appears that San Francisco cares more about their homeless criminals than law-abiding citizens
Liberal utopia of San Francisco: Car break-ins double at Golden Gate parking lot
Liberal utopia of San Francisco: MacArthur Foundation gives $2M grant to DA to “thin out” jails

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Liberal utopia of San Francisco: More than 400 restaurants closed this year

Would you want to eat in a SF restaurant with this view?

According to San Francisco Fact Sheet, there were 4,415 restaurants in the city in 2018.

In 2017, 350 restaurants closed due to city labor laws, real estate conditions and “public realm challenges,” among other reasons.

The restaurant business is tough. It’s tough when you have to try and run a business under progressive policies. And it has proven even tougher in 2019 in the liberal sh*thole of San Francisco.

NBC Bay Area reports that more than 400 restaurants in San Francisco shut their doors in 2019.

Fron the NBC Bay Area story: Said one restaurant owner, “The trend is more restaurants are closing than are opening and that’s historic. I’ve never seen that in my ten years in the restaurant business.”

The main reasons cited for restaurants closures?

The high cost of operating in San Francisco, high crime rates, dirty streets and long wait times for permits.

A SF Gate story notes other factors that have contributed to the restaurant closures: Labor costs and shortage, maintenance costs and high rent.

Many claimed that restaurants could survive the new minimum wage hike in San Francisco. In January 2018 Duna restaurant director of operations Jamison Wiggins said, “The way to keep the price down and be accessible to people, [and still] make delicious food, is to make sure that we keep that lean labor model.”

How’d that work out for Duna?

They are now closed.

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Pandering: Obama says every country should be run by a woman

The Hill published an article yesterday in which former President Obama said the following:

“I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes.”

According to Obama, women are “undisputably better leaders.”

Read the whole article here.

One could find a great woman leader in the US and around the world yet let’s take a look at some US women leaders to see if their constituents have seen a “significant improvement” on just about everything, shall we?

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan: A city run amok with homeless criminals, drug needles, repeat offenders, and downtown businesses closing due to criminal activity and inefficient police response times (if they actually respond).

Liberal utopia of Seattle/Q13 Fox photo

Seattle Socialist Council Member Kshama Sawant: While the city is overrun by homeless criminals and repeat offenders, this councilmember whines that a record $6.5 BILLION budget isn’t enough to address deep inequality and racism. As if THAT will improve living standards.

The streets of San Francisco…

San Francisco Mayor London Breed: I don’t need to detail all the problems in San Francisco. Everyone knows it is LITERALLY a sh*thole of a city.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown: Just like other west coast, progressive-run cities, Portland has a major problem with the homeless and their criminal activities. But here’s another bonus under the womyn governor: The state was ranked 49th in U.S. graduation rate in 2017.

The street of LA…

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor District 1 Representative Hilda Solis: Los Angeles saw a 12% increase in homelessness despite spending $619M in tax payer dollars. Bonus: Typhus and leprosy!

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf: A city that has obtained $9 million taxpayer dollars to build affordable housing yet has delivered ZERO units. Yet if you are an illegal alien you’re entitled to early warnings so you can avoid ICE raids.

While there are some brilliant women leaders around the world, to state that every nation would thrive under the leadership of women is just flat-out inaccurate. Especially if they are a “progressive” woman.

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Son of Weather Underground terrorists, Chesa Boudin, wins SF DA race

Chesa Boudin, 39, is the son of Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert who were arrested for their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink’s robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York.

After his parents were incarcerated (when he was 14 months old) fellow Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn adopted Chesa.

According to WFMZ, Chesa won San Francisco’s tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. Excerpts from their report:

“The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night after four days of ballot counting determined he was ahead of interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus. The latest results from the San Francisco Department of Elections gave Boudin a lead of 8,465 votes.

Boudin, 39, became the latest candidate across the nation to win district attorney elections by pushing for sweeping reform over incarceration. He said he wants to tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system, overhaul the bail system, protect immigrants from deportation and pursue accountability in police misconduct cases.

Boudin entered the race as an underdog and captured voters’ attention with his extraordinary life story: He was 14 months old when his parents, who were members of the far-left Weather Underground, dropped him off with a babysitter and took part in an armored car robbery in upstate New York that left two police officers and a security guard dead.

He was raised in Chicago by Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn before studying law at Yale University. He later won a Rhodes Scholarship and worked as a translator for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez before coming to San Francisco.”

Read the whole story here.

Some of Chesa’s issues as described on his DA campaign web site:

Stand up to Trump Immigration: The Trump administration has waged a savage and xenophobic war on immigrants, tearing families apart, undermining trust in law enforcement, and exposing hundreds of thousands of people to brutal and inhumane conditions in immigrant detention facilities across the country, including right here in Northern California. Though San Francisco is a sanctuary city, many members of our community face a litany of threats here We must protect all members of our community from these attacks.

Reduce Gun Violence: As District Attorney, Chesa Boudin will take a multi-faceted approach to reducing the gun violence that continues to plague San Francisco’s black and brown communities. Specifically, Boudin will combine rigorous enforcement of existing gun laws with community partnerships, and gun buy backs to address gun violence from a public health perspective, and to prevent gun violence before it happens.

Eliminate Money Bail: As District Attorney, he vows never to ask for money bail that is tantamount to detention and will only ever seek detention of those defendants who present a serious risk of flight or danger to the community, and for whom there are no less restrictive alternatives.

Read his more at his web site here.

If you truly believe that Chesa is going to bring about any substantive change to the streets of San Francisco, well good for you and your optimism. You obviously don’t know enough about this toxic, Soros-supported “radical spawn.”

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