The killing last month of Abel Enrique Esquivel Jr. in San Francisco’s Mission District provoked anguish at a community center where the 23-year-old had interned over the summer, working with young people in need of the same kind of mentoring he had received from the group when he was a teenager. But a new police account of how Esquivel died — gunned down on the street a block from his home by a teenage robber who wore a GPS anklet... that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had strapped to his ankle
Comments: Brought to America by a gang of dreamers.
The emphasis in the article is holding the police office accountable for the shooting rather than the thug who stole his gun, pointed it at the victim and pulled the trigger. The office might have been more vigilant in preventing the gun from being stolen but the murderer was responsible for its misuse, plain and simple.
Even though the shooter was wearing a GPS ankle bracelet courtesy of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, no mention was made of his immigration status. Perhaps he should have been in jail or deported, but that issue is glossed over.
It is time we get serious about enforcement of our immigration laws. Lives depend on doing so.
DACA will run into The Wall of reality. Tragically there will be more of these outrages occurring, and at an increasing rate as they have for the last decade. DACA and immigration are the number one public issue because President Trump made it so. By voiding Ozero’s illegal executive action he gave Congress notice that if DACA was so essential to American life they had six months to change the law. Either way he would then enforce the laws on the books, laws for which they are totally responsible.
The enemedia will do their best to underreport and then ignore the growing mayhem of murder, rape, and robbery perpetrated by illegal aliens with multiple convictions and prison terms, yet allowed to roam free on our streets. The narrative tells us that GPS bracelets are compassionate while also ensuring the safety of our communities. The Democrats will continue with their shopworn swoon over the stellar character of all immigrants, and the meme will be dutifully repeated by the Max Headrooms of our day. But there is a new gale-force wind blowing down Pennsylvania Avenue and reality will hit with truth’s 2x4 via Trump’s tweets.
Chuck and Nance own DACA, and at the end of six months they will be holding caca. Their dinner with President Trump was akin to the condemned man’s last meal. The horrendous crimes committed against citizens by illegal aliens is President Trumps number one issue. He opened his campaign with it, and he consistently gives voice to the grieving families of these random and innocent victims. I am confident Our President will make sure the public hears “the rest of the story.”
MAGA – Make your enemy live up to their own rule book.
Criminals either illegals or legals (a la MS13 and La Raza) who commit crimes are thugs and criminals and should be treated as such.
Dreamers on the other hand are most often hard working Americans who know no other way of life. They speak English. They pay taxes. They obey our laws. And most do not filch a life from our government. They love this country and want to work to support it.
I´m speaking from a close friendship of many who are here wanting to enjoy what America offers without the fear of being sent to a land whose language is foreign and whose laws are often of themselves criminal.
Trump is right to have smashed DACA. He is also right that border security supersedes any right to citizenship for dreamers. He has put the ball in the hands of many left-wingers who truly hate what America stands for.
Trump will not back down on border security and has to date curtailed a major part of the illegals crossing our borders.
God Bless America and keep our President safe! MAGA
I could not believe the reporters´ emphasis on the police officer whose gun was stolen. It is very reassuring that other LDotters saw it similarly. Conservatives, unlike progressives, aka regressives, are independent thinkers and do not swallow whole the absolute pap that is fed to us by the media.
#8 Having criminals for parents is tough on kids no matter what type of criminal they are. Just what kind of uncaring selfish jerk would do something like that to a child. We can wish it were different, but as long as cruel people continue to have children, children´s lives will be ruined.
#9 – We still live here because it is our home. I was born here. My birthright is here. Did you move out of the United States during Ozero’s reign when our future held nothing but a Hillary! presidency? If not, why did you stay?
I and millions of other disenfranchised Californians stay to fight for our state and to wrest our cities from their abduction by Progressive Communists. God gave us President Trump to lead the nation, and I pray he gives us Tom McClintock as our next governor. I’d rather pray and fight than pack the car and leave.
Amen to #15, except for one point: Some of us weren´t born here, but either have been here so long that we might as well have been born here, or have a work or family constraint that makes leaving not an option.
Whether being Conservative here brings pity or ridicule (or both) makes little meaningful difference for those who are stuck here. Just please don´t lump all of us together with the Liberal-Progressive-Socialist elites that you hate and/or wish dead.
California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state. A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D -Sacramento and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle class families.
In a discovery that has stunned both authorities and neighbors in a suburban Riverside County neighborhood, 13 brothers and sisters who appeared to have been held captive by their parents in a Perris house were found early Sunday, Jan. 14, after one of them escaped and called 911. Some of them were chained and padlocked to their beds inside the dark and foul-smelling house in the 100 block of Muir Woods Road, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. “The parents were unable to immediately provide a logical reason why their children were restrained in that manner,” sheriff’s officials said in a news
The federal judge who blocked President Trump from eliminating a program that protects nearly 700,000 young immigrants from deportation issued a follow-up ruling Friday saying the lawsuits challenging the president’s order can seek to prove discrimination, based on Trump’s disparaging comments about Latinos. U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, while suits against its repeal continue. (Please split wide headlines)
A Redwood City man shot and killed his own dog when it attacked him on a walk Wednesday, police said. The 76-year-old man was walking his dog, a large mastiff, in the 1300 block of Elmer Street in unincorporated Belmont when the dog turned and bit him in the lower leg. The attack continued, police said, until the man pulled out a handgun and fatally shot the dog. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment but police said he is expected to recover. The gun was recovered and secured as evidence. Police said the man did not have a permit
A planned meeting of leaders of the 11 countries that remain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was unexpectedly scrapped yesterday after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to turn up. They were to have met to discuss the fate of the trade pact, amid differences over how to proceed with the deal after the withdrawal of the United States in January. The so-called TPP-11 is made up of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, all members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum.
A federal judge on Wednesday denied an attempt by California to force the Trump administration to pay billions of dollars to insurance companies to subsidize health plans for low-income Americans. The payments, known as cost-sharing subsidies, were established under the Affordable Care Act to reimburse insurers for offering lower deductibles and co-payments for some consumers who buy health plans on the insurance exchange. The payments are one of two types of ACA subsidies that lower the cost of health care for millions of Americans; the other type helps consumers pay for insurance premiums.
With a name like Redneck Revolt, one “paramilitary” group named in a lawsuit filed in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protests sounds like the classic alt-right, gun-toting militia many blame for the August incident that sparked a national debate on race and guns. But Redneck Revolt is a sometimes-armed militia that left-wing protesters have apparently started calling on for security, and critics say it represents a growing group of heat-packing, far-left social justice warriors who are “willing to take on personal risk to defend those in our community,” according to the group’s website. The lawsuit, brought by The Georgetown Law Institute
President Trump’s job approval rating has rebounded from its lows, as voters approve of the government’s response to a series of devastating hurricanes and the White House’s efforts to work with Democrats. The latest Harvard-Harris survey found 45 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 55 percent who disapprove. That´s up from 43 percent last month, which marked the low point for Trump in the survey. The 45 percent approval rating in the Harvard-Harris poll is higher than most other polls. The president is at 41.3 percent in the RealClearPolitics average.
President Donald Trump´s approval rating has once again reached 40%, while earning high marks for his handling of the government´s response to recent hurricanes, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. A broad 64% of Americans say they approve of how Trump´s government reacted to the recent storms, including two in three independents (66%). Nine in 10 Republicans support his reaction (90%), and even Democrats are evenly divided on Trump´s response to the crises, with 44% both approving and disapproving.
The union representing 11,000 Department of Homeland Security employees who screen foreign refugees and asylum seekers has filed a Supreme Court brief saying President Trump’s decision to freeze the refugee program is ill-informed and contradicts the country’s heritage of admitting immigrants fleeing war and prosecution. “You’ll notice we didn’t weigh in on ‘It’s racist,’ ‘It’s unconstitutional,’” said Michael Knowles, president of National Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Council 119, speaking of Trump’s decrees that are generally referred to as the Muslim travel ban. “It’s not that we don’t have views about that.(snip)“Our whole agency was created in response to 9/11,”
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