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Friday, August 10, 2018

The German Government Is Paying For Refugees To Return Home For 3-Week Vacation

You really cannot make up a story like this, because it sounds just so unbelievable.

I am in Germany on business and did not see the place overrun with refugees as on my last trip. So I made some inquiries. To my complete astonishment, the German government is actually giving refugees three weeks paid vacations INCLUDING airfare BACK to the very countries that claim they are fleeing because it is unsafe

So in other words, despite claiming their lives would be at risk if they were forced to return home, the government is paying them for a vacation to the very place they claim to be fleeing. You just cannot make up such a completely insane government policy. I know someone who works with the refugees and they confirm they are on vacation back home. Therefore, asylum seekers are nonetheless returning to their homeland for a “short time”.

I searched to see if I could find any article on the subject. I found how most are trying to cover the practice up. reported that a German Federal Employment Office spokesman said: “There are such cases.”

Some stories are trying to deny the issue which was first reported by the leading German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag, Refugees go on vacation, where they are allegedly persecuted which reinforces the growing problem caused by the fact refugees are allowed to leave the country for 21 days a year but are not obliged to say where they are going. Migrants are protected and are entitled to “privacy”.

My sources in Switzerland have confirmed the same problem - dozens of asylum seekers wh


Illegal Alien Accused of Sex Abuse Racks Up $1M in Taxpayer-Funded Medical Bills

A previously convicted illegal alien accused of sexually abusing an underage girl whom he is related to is racking up close to $1 million in taxpayer-funded medical bills while in Utah prison.

A report from the Salt Lake Tribune reveals the extent to which illegal aliens cost the American taxpayer.

Gerardo Valerio-Romero, a 49-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged with sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl who is a relative of his. While in the custody of Utah County, the illegal alien was diagnosed with cancer and began receiving treatment.


Government shutdown 2018: All 18 previous shutdowns explained

Congressional leaders once let funding expire because they didn’t want to miss a fundraiser.

If Congress does nothing, then at midnight on Friday, January 19, the federal government will shut down. And with no deal in sight on funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program or offering relief to immigrant youth protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a shutdown is looking likelier every minute.

Government shutdowns are familiar to most Americans, but they’re a relatively recent development. They are the result of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Since then, Congress has failed to authorize funding for the federal government on 18 separate occasions.The first six of those didn’t actually affect the functioning of government at all. It wasn’t until a set of opinions issued by Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti in 1980 and ’81 that the government started treating “funding gaps”— periods when Congress has failed to allocate funds for the ongoing functions of government — as necessitating the full or partial shutdown of government agencies.

Here are all 18 funding gaps, and why they happened. When not otherwise cited, the explanations below come courtesy of this helpful piece by some dude named Dylan Matthews.

Shutdown 1: September 30 to October 11, 1976

South African Ruling Party Calls All White People "Murderers"

Update: The party has subsequently deleted the tweet and said it was quoting someone else, though lawyers say they can still be held accountable.

Via The Citizen,

A tweet on the ANC’s parliamentary Twitter account shocked many on Thursday when it appeared to call all white people murderers.

The tweet, which has subsequently been deleted, read: “The biggest mistake we are making is to consult murderers. White people are 9% of the population, they own 79% of land. They never came and consulted us for the land. If they want us to forgive them now, then let us share the land, the mineral resources.”


Communist Chinese Officials Bulldoze Catholic Church in Surprise Raid

Chinese government agents have demolished a Catholic church in Jinan province, bulldozing it to the ground, despite a government permit to operate legally.

Some 40 law enforcement officials and government workers stormed Liangwang Catholic Church on the morning of July 17, according to a report published Saturday.

The communist authorities who arrived with no prior warning searched the three women who had been acting as caretakers to the church—Gao Rongli, Zhang Siling and Li Xiangmei—smashing their cell phones and forcibly removing them from the premises.


'March on NRA' Protester Says It's Wrong to Shoot Home Intruders

A gun control activist who took part in Saturday’s “March on NRA” called for a total ban on firearms and laughed at the fact that some people thinks it is okay to shoot home intruders.

An NRA camera crew was walking around speaking with protesters when the woman said, “A gun ban is absolutely what’s necessary. I think that we need to start from scratch with the whole gun issue.”

She added, “We have people who think it’s okay to kill an intruder into their house.”


Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans For Government Takeover Of The Internet

All your base are belong to us.

A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news.

To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U.

Titled "Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms," the draft policy paper - penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by an unknown source to Axios - the paper starts out by noting that Russians have long spread disinformation, including when "the Soviets tried to spread 'fake news' denigrating Martin Luther King" (here he fails to mention that the Americans in charge at the time did the same). But NOW IT'S DIFFERENT, because technology.

"Today's tools seem almost built for Russian disinformation techniques," Warner opines. And the ones to come, he assures us, will be even worse.


Berlin Little League Slams New Jersey 11 to 1

The Berlin Little League just one again against New Jersey 11 to 1. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN BERLIN!

AWR Hawkins: Chicago Is Proof that Gun Control Is Inhumane

Chicago has long been a gun control experiment gone wrong, and the cost has not only been in money wasted and resources mismanaged, but in lives lost. In fact, the loss of life in Chicago is so frequent that it is treated as routine.

Listen to this week’s episode of Bullets as AWR describes how the Chicago example highlights the inhumanity of gun control.

You will also hear AWR discuss the Democrat-manufactured hysteria around 3D guns and the latest ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding microstamping.


Judicial Watch: Court Orders DOJ to Preserve Comey Personal Email

Judicial Watch announced today that a federal court ordered the Department of Justice to preserve federal records located in the personal email accounts of fired FBI Director James Comey. Judicial Watch and Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) had filed a motion asking the court to issue an order for preservation that was opposed by the Justice Department and FBI.


Sessions Calls Out Southern Poverty Law Center as ‘Bully’

In a speech highlighting “new hostility” against religious believers in the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions specifically called out the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal group known for labeling organizations it opposes as “hate groups.”

Sessions spoke Wednesday to Alliance Defending Freedom’s Summit on Religious Liberty. Alliance Defending Freedom is a nonprofit religious liberty legal group that most recently defended Colorado baker Jack Phillips in his 7-2 victory in the Supreme Court.


Why Chicago can’t get a handle on deadly shootings

Over the course of a deadly weekend on Chicago’s South and West sides — during which 74 people were shot, 12 of whom were killed — there were, according to the Chicago Tribune, six shootings that “injured four or more people in a single attack,” the largest of which “wounded eight people.”

In other words, there were six “mass shootings,” according to the increasingly common definition of that term, in Chicago in just three days. The Windy City’s weekend violence has not received anywhere near the level of national attention that would have been generated had those “mass shootings” occurred at suburban high schools, malls or movie theaters.

Calls for stricter gun-control laws follow every high-profile mass shooting; the weekend’s carnage in Chicago prompted similar demands from civic leaders and pundits. Yet the city has strict gun laws, and even when police enforce those laws diligently, the city’s liberal anti-gun caucus doesn’t always back them up.


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Two men charged and acquitted for their roles in the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff are suing the federal government for damages from the “demonstrably false charges,” according to the men’s attorney.

Rick Lovelien and Steven Stewart were brought up on 10 charges including conspiracy and assault of a federal agent after they participated in a standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy against Bureau of Land Management (BLM) law enforcement officers. Lovelien and Stewart were acquitted of all charges and released from prison on Aug. 22, 2017.

The men are suing the federal prosecutors involved in the case, the BLM, FBI and various former and current officials including former FBI director James Comey. The plaintiffs are suing for $60 million in damages.

“The politically motived malicious prosecutions against my clients and resulting cover-up (which also includes Cliven Bundy and his sons) violated every norm of due process and equal justice,” Lovelien and Stewart’s attorney Larry Klayman said in a statement. “I am confident that the defendants will be made to pay dearly by the jury. This punishment will help deter government prosecutorial misconduct, which has now been sanctioned even by our current Attorney General.”


Bureaucrats Want to Make Allergic Woman Grow Grass. She’s Fighting Back.

Carl and Janice Duffner are in federal court challenging a law in St. Peters, Missouri, that requires them to grow grass in their yard, even though Janice Duffner is allergic to grass pollen.

The ordinance requires residents to grow turf grass on at least 50 percent of their yard or face potential penalties of up to $500, 10 days in jail, or both, for each day of noncompliance.

Because Mrs. Duffner is allergic, however, the Duffners replaced every blade of grass in their yard with flowers, small ponds, walkways, and sitting areas.

Even the city admits that their yard is attractive and well kept, with many of the Duffners’ plants providing low-growing ground cover that has an “appearance, height, and scale similar to grass.”


Wake Forest basketball coach charged in assault of Florida tourist

Jamill Jones, the assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University who has been charged in the deadly assault of a Florida tourist, sent condolences to the family of Sandor Szabo, who was punched in the face and later died of his injuries.

'This was a tragic accident, and Mr. Jones and his family send their deepest condolences and their thoughts and prayers to the Szabo family,' Alain Massena, Jones' attorney, said on Thursday.

Jones, an assistant coach for the Demon Deacons, turned himself in to police at the 114th Precinct in Astoria, Queens earlier on Thursday.


Federal indictment of MS-13 gang members with murder in aid of racketeering

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two members of the MS-13 gang were indicted yesterday for murder in aid of racketeering, in a case investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and partner agencies.

Oscar Degaldo Flores, a.k.a. Flaco, 24, of El Salvador, and Luis Colindres, a.k.a. Listo and Joe, 21, of Honduras, were also charged with conspiracy; witness tampering; using, carrying and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and causing death through the use of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that on Sept. 24, 2017, Flores and Colindres shot and killed an individual identified as “H.Z.” and also shot and killed another individual identified as “Y.H.,” in order to prevent that individual from communicating with law enforcement about the commission of their crimes, including the murder of “H.Z.”

If convicted, the defendants face up to life in prison.


Mexican Citizen and Convicted Felon Arrested for 10th Time by U.S. Border Patrol in Lapeer

DETROIT— Border Patrol agents assigned to the Marysville Station have arrested a formally deported convicted felon who was wanted for an outstanding warrant by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office.

On Tuesday, the United States Border Patrol was contacted by the Lapeer Police Department to assist in identifying a subject as part of an investigation. During questioning by U.S. Border Patrol agents the subject freely admitted he had illegally crossed into the United States in 2014.

The subject later identified as Sergio Nunez-Barrera and citizen of Mexico was transported back to the Marysville Border Patrol Station for further processing.

During processing, it was determined that Nunez-Barrera has been arrested by the United States Border Patrol nine previous times dating back to 2000. It was also confirmed that Nunez was convicted of 8 USC 1325 (Improper entry by alien) in September of 2012 and sentenced to 30 days incarceration.

“This is outstanding example of our law enforcement community working together and taking a criminal off the streets,” said Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison.


Baltimore CBP Intercepts Destructive Asian Gypsy Moth Egg Masses on Vehicle Carrier Ship

BALTIMORE – A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) laboratory confirmed last Tuesday that four egg masses U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists discovered on a vehicle transport ship July 25 in Baltimore were the highly destructive Asian Gypsy Moth.

During a routine inspection of the M/V Gaia Leader, CBP agriculture specialists encountered two egg masses and a dead adult moth near the gangway and two additional egg masses near the aft mooring station on the vehicle carrier. The vessel had made a port call in June to Japan, a high-risk AGM area.

CBP agriculture specialists removed the egg masses and treated the area. Agriculture specialists submitted the specimens to the USDA pest identifier who confirmed the egg masses as Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM).

According to the USDA, AGM poses a significant threat to our nation’s forests and urban landscapes as it is known to be extremely mobile – females can travel up to 25 miles per day – can lay egg masses that could yield hundreds of hungry caterpillars, and is itself a voracious eater that attacks more than 500 species of trees and plants.


Dulles CBP Seizes Nearly $170k in Unreported Currency from 7 Foreign-Bound Groups of Travelers

STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $169,431 during seven recent violations of federal currency reporting laws at Washington Dulles International Airport.

It is not against the law to carry large amounts of currency in or out of the United States. Arriving or departing travelers may carry as much currency as they wish. However, federal law requires that travelers who possess $10,000 or more in currency or other monetary instruments must report it all to a CBP officer at the airport, seaport, or land border crossing where they enter or leave the country.

Consequences for violating U.S. currency reporting laws are severe; penalties may include seizure of most or all of the traveler’s currency, as illustrated by the following cases, and subjected to potential criminal charges.
CBP officers seized $21,735 from a Cameroon woman and son boarding a flight to Belgium August 1. The family reported $9,700. Officers discovered additional currency in envelopes in a carry-on bag. Officers released $735 to the family for humanitarian purposes and released the family.

CBP officers seized $30,721 from a U.S. man boarding a flight to Ghana July 30. The man verbally reported $9,000 then wrote down that he possessed $11,000. Officers discovered additional currency in white envelopes in a carry-on bag. Officers released $721 to the man for humanitarian purposes and released him.

CBP officers seized $26,177 from a U.S. family boarding a flight to Turkey July 29. The family reported $21,000. Officers discovered additional currency concealed inside children’s socks and in cell phone cases. Officers released $1,177 to the man for humanitarian purposes and released him.

CBP officers seized $34,585 from a U.S. man and his Ghanaian wife boarding a flight to Ghana July 23. The couple reported that they each possessed $10,000. Officers discovered additional currency during an inspection. Officers released $1,585 to the couple for humanitarian purposes and released them.

CBP officers seized $18,390 from a U.S. couple boarding a flight to Turkey July 21. The couple reported $9,090. Officers discovered additional currency in an envelope in a carry-on bag. Officers released $390 to the couple for humanitarian purposes and released them.

CBP officers seized $20,645 from a U.S. man and his Jordanian wife boarding a flight to Qatar July 19. The couple reported $14,020. Officers discovered additional currency in envelopes in the woman’s purse. Officers released $390 to the couple for humanitarian purposes and released them.

CBP officers seized $17,178 from a Kosovo woman boarding a flight to Serbia July 13. The woman reported $8,000. Officers discovered additional currency in luggage and carry-on bags. Officers released $1,578 to the woman for humanitarian purposes and released the family.

In each case, CBP officers read the federal reporting requirements to the travelers and solicited their understanding of the law. Officers afforded the travelers multiple opportunities to truthfully report all currency they possessed, both verbally and in writing.


Why the LGBT Alliance Could Be on the Brink of Schism

Events at the July 7 Pride in London parade revealed deepening fractures that could lead to a schism in the LGBT community.

A group of eight lesbians interrupted the parade to protest the inclusion of transgender individuals in the LGBT community.

One protester shouted, “A man who says he’s a lesbian is a rapist,” referring to a man who identifies as a woman. The Daily Wire cited a flyer shared by anti-transgender lesbians that read, “The trans movement is … coercing lesbians to have sex with men. We firmly condemn this vicious form of anti-lesbianism disguised as progress.”

The disruption was a demonstration by the “Get the L Out” campaign, which organizers describe as “a group of lesbian and feminist individuals and organizations, opposing the increasingly anti-lesbian and misogynistic LGBT movement and the erasure of lesbians.”


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Christian Student Group Sues University for Rejecting It as Official Club

After expelling several religion-based student groups from campus for “discrimination,” the University of Iowa is being sued for religious discrimination.

The University of Iowa chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA was one of the student clubs kicked off campus for not conforming to a university rule that clubs must eliminate a faith-based precondition to serve in leadership.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship consulted the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a nonprofit legal group, and sued the university Monday for violating its First Amendment rights.

The lawsuit states that on June 1, the university “abruptly emailed InterVarsity’s student leaders and instructed them that they had until June 15 to change their leadership-selection practices or be deregistered.”


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Twitter Plans ‘Hate Speech’ Crackdown After Backlash From Upset Employees

Twitter is planning to accelerate changes to the company’s speech policies after a backlash from its own employees who want the company to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, responding to a critical tweet from a Twitter engineer, said Wednesday he is “not happy” with Twitter’s current policies, which he said need to “evolve.”

Twitter vice president Del Harvey also sent a company-wide email Wednesday pledging to accelerate Twitter’s efforts to crack down on “dehumanizing hate speech,” in the wake of internal “conversations” about Jones.

Harvey noted that Twitter also plans to evaluate whether the company needs to better police “off-platform behavior.”


How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists

Receiving unwanted catalogs in the mail just adds shopping temptation and clutter to your life. You rarely need to order more stuff, yet all those thick catalogs roll in to tempt you with their glossy photos. Even if you manage to resist looking at them, you still have to throw them away or recycle them, which is just one more thing to cram into an already-too-busy day. And the whole thing seems like such a waste, when you stop to think about all of the trees and energy that went into printing, transporting, mailing and delivering catalogs that you didn't want in the first place.

If you're sick of the whole process, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to get those catalogs out of your mailbox for good.

How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists In the US

Create an account at This is the Direct Marketing Association's consumer website. It allows you to unsubscribe from all catalogs, or to select just the catalogs that you'd like to unsubscribe from. You can also opt out of receiving magazine and credit card offers. Once you've entered your preferences, they'll contact the companies on your behalf to let them know. This process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days, so you won't see an immediate reduction in your mailbox. If you're trying to stop the mail for a deceased relative, or someone that you care for, there are forms for that as well. Note that you'll need to pay a $2 registration fee when you set up your account. This fee will give you access to the site for 10 years.


Team from Puerto Rico to play in Fruitland Baseball tournament this weekend

SALISBURY, Md. – Fruitland Baseball is on the rise in Wicomico County, with a total of 16 tournaments scheduled in the 2018 season. Play began in March and will conclude in November. Each tournament draws from 40 to 70 teams, and thus far, the combined estimated economic impact is $8 million.

Fruitland Baseball’s tournaments typically draw teams from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This weekend’s End of Summer Showdown is unique in that Fruitland Baseball will welcome its first team from Puerto Rico.

The team, Top Rank Baseball PR, under the leadership of Barto Torres Lopez, will arrive in Maryland via Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday and make its way down to Salisbury from there. The team is playing in the 14 and under division.

The tournament runs from Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12. Play for all of Fruitland Baseball’s tournaments, including the End of Summer Showdown, takes place at the Fruitland Little League Complex and the newly expanded Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex. Admission for spectators is free. For a schedule and more information on Fruitland Baseball, please visit

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Immigration Raids in Nebraska, Minnesota Target Businesses

A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired — and mistreated — immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement — Homeland Security Investigations — led the operation that saw about a dozen businesses and plants raided and 17 business owners and managers indicted for fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.

Most of the arrests occurred in northern Nebraska and southern Minnesota. Several of the businesses were in O'Neill, Nebraska, a town of about 3,000 about 160 miles (260 kilometers) northwest of Omaha. Officials said they were still looking to take three owners or managers into custody as part of the operation.


Illegal border-crosser breaks both legs after fall from top of wall

A man trying to enter the U.S. illegally broke both of his legs and suffered a back injury Sunday after falling 30 feet from the top of a U.S.-Mexico border wall in California, federal Border Patrol officials said.

The injured man was discovered behind an outlet mall around 9 p.m., a Border Patrol news release said. Paramedics arriving at the scene determined the man had suffered bilateral femur fractures to both legs as well as an unspecified back injury, the release said.



The son of a prominent Brooklyn-based imam was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit schools shootings, prosecutors said in court documents released Wednesday.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, was training 11 children at a compound north of Taos, New Mexico, according to The Associated Press. Authorities raided the compound Friday and arrested Wahhaj, two of his siblings and two other men during a search for Wahhaj’s son, who had been abducted from Georgia late in 2017.

A 3-year-old boy was found buried near the compound, but has not been identified. Wahhaj’s son was not among the children rescued.

Residents in Amalia, New Mexico, near the Colorado border, had complained for months about the squalid conditions of the makeshift compound before Friday’s raid, according to news reports. Authorities recovered multiple firearms as well as an AR-15.


Comptroller Reminds Marylanders: Tax-Free Week is August 12-18

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship by using #shopmdtaxfree on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Comptroller Peter Franchot is reminding Marylanders that Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week begins on Sunday, August 12 and runs through Saturday, August 18.
The Comptroller is once again joining with the Maryland Retailers Association (MRA) to promote a social media contest in which two winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively, to any Maryland university, college or trade school. 
To enter the contest during Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, Maryland college students simply need to:
  • Take a Maryland-themed photo or video while shopping
  • Write a catchy caption
  • Post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #shopmdtaxfree
Shoppers can like or follow the official social media pages on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram for more information. MRA, which is providing the scholarships, will select the two entries that best reflect the spirit of Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week.
From August 12-18, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less – regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time – will be exempt from the state's six percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free.
Comptroller Franchot will be visiting the following local businesses this coming week to encourage shoppers to take advantage of these savings and to participate in the contest. Details about each visit will be released several days ahead of the planned stops.  
  • Monday, Aug. 13: Sassanova - 7134 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14: Out of Stock MD - 218 N. Market St., Frederick
  • Wednesday, Aug. 15: The Preppy Redneck - 213A S. Talbot St., St. Michaels
  • Friday, August 17: Quiet Storm - 1 N. Division St., Ocean City

North Carolina police chief worked a second job at a trucking company while ON duty

A North Carolina police chief and one of his senior officers have been charged with working second jobs for a trucking company while on duty - leading to the entire department being placed on paid leave.

Southport Police Chief Gary Lee Smith, 46, and Lt. Michael Christian Simmons, 48, 'repeatedly' deserted their posts on duty, and would occasionally leave their county or even cross state lines, according to an indictment filed on Monday.

They were charged with felony conspiracy to obtain property under false pretenses, misdemeanor willfully failing to discharge duties, and misdemeanor obstruction of justice. Smith received a second count of the first charge on Wednesday.


12 charged in nationwide cellphone fraud scheme which caused million dollar losses

NEW YORK — Twelve charged in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania Thursday after a fraud investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York’s El Dorado Task Force (EDTF). This investigation, worked by HSI special agents and taskforce members from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, revealed twelve individuals involved in a nationwide fraud conspiracy from 2014 to the present: Isaac Concepcion Aquino, a/k/a “Kaka,” Mario Diaz, a/k/a “Memin,” Tomas Guillen, a/k/a “Diddy,” Ronnie De Leon, Jose Argelis Diaz, Joel Pena, Jhonatan Diaz, a/k/a “Nino,” Eddy Morrobel, Ruddy Sanchez, Michael Roque, Rayniel Robles, and Joandra Tejada Gonzalez. In connection with the fraud, the defendants and their associates improperly accessed more than 3,300 customers’ cellphone accounts, fraudulently obtained more than 1,200 cellphones, and caused losses exceeding $1 million.

“Those arrested today were allegedly part of a fraud network operating in New York, the Dominican Republic and the Darknet. Their activities left a trail of unsuspecting victims across the United States and cost businesses significant losses. They traveled to 30 states to obtain cellphones that were later sold through fencing operations in the Bronx,” said Angel M. Melendez, special agent in charge of HSI New York. “Telecommunications fraud is a huge business and where there is a profit to be made by criminals, HSI’s longstanding El Dorado Task Force will follow the money to bring those perpetrators to justice.”

“The defendants allegedly engaged in a sophisticated nationwide conspiracy to hack into the accounts of ordinary people and exploit those accounts for their own gain, obtaining valuable electronic devices at others’ expense. The defendants allegedly perpetrated their scheme through various means, including buying victims’ account information over the dark web. Thanks to the dedicated work of our partners at HSI, this alleged ring of cellphone fraudsters will now face the call of justice,” said U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman.


Top Dallas Democrat resigns in disgrace, admits taking more than $450G in lavish bribes

A Dallas official pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges after prosecutors said he earned more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes in exchange for official actions taken to benefit local business dealings.

Democrat Dwaine Caraway, Dallas city council member and mayor pro tem, pleaded guilty in court to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, as well as tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced in a news release.

The funds Caraway received were “in the form of a phony consulting agreement, luxury suits, fully funded trips, gambling money, repayment of personal debt, checks and cash” from Robert Leonard in return for taking action that benefited the latter’s business, the news release said, citing court documents.



ANNAPOLIS, MD –  Today, Governor Larry Hogan announced more than $4 million in new grants to target gangs and violent criminal networks. Announcement of the awards was made during a press conference in Montgomery County during which the governor outlined actions to strengthen assistance to victims of human trafficking and additional measures to pursue those committing this heinous crime.
The grants announced are part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN), announced in December by Governor Hogan as part of a package of initiatives to strengthen the work of law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. MCIN is a key element of Maryland’s public safety strategy that provides the basis for data-driven decision making. MCIN enables law enforcement to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal networks through collaboration and comprehensive data sharing.
“Our administration launched the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network to connect strategic counties and cities with 36 federal, state, and local law enforcement task forces,” said Governor Hogan. “This crime-fighting network is focused on comprehensive data sharing and collaboration to break down jurisdiction barriers. County lines do not deter or even slow down criminals, and now, they are no longer roadblocks.”
The grants to the 13 local jurisdictions will help them focus on criminal networks and gangs responsible for violent crime across the state by giving law enforcement personnel the tools to share information across borders and pursue federal and state charges.
“As Governor Hogan has said, there is nothing more important than keeping our citizens safe,” said V. Glenn Fueston, Jr., Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. “Gang violence and violent crime is not limited to one city, one county, or one state, and jurisdictional lines don’t limit the reach of criminals. MCIN is an integral part of the administration's comprehensive fight to work across jurisdictions to dismantle criminal organizations, remain ahead of potential threats to our state and to keep our citizens safe.”
Grants are being awarded to the following MCIN coalitions:
  • Anne Arundel MCIN - $550,791
  • Annapolis MCIN - $285,869
  • Baltimore City MCIN - $859,394
  • Carroll MCIN - $291,401
  • Cecil MCIN - $217,000
  • Cumberland MCIN - $286,404
  • Dorchester MCIN - $164,060
  • Frederick MCIN - $247,469
  • Hagerstown MCIN - $153,998
  • Hyattsville MCIN - $387,116
  • Montgomery MCIN - $257,400
  • Prince George’s MCIN - $195,160
  • Salisbury MCIN - $431,786
The funds received can be used for, among other things, developing intelligence infrastructure to identify violent criminal networks, and employing subject matter experts to investigate networks.

CNN Panicking: Warns of ‘Unsettling’ Signs Dems Are Losing Hispanic Voters to Trump

A number of political consultants and pollsters on the left were witnessing “unsettling signs” that Democrats would not see a large enough turnout among Hispanics and Latinos on Election Day.

Democrat Party operatives and their liberal media allies are largely counting on election-day turnout from Hispanic and Latino voters in the 2018 midterm elections to help swing control of at least part of Congress back to the left.

To that end, they have played up the narrative of President Donald Trump as a bigoted, racist xenophobe for all that it is worth in the hopes that such racial divisiveness will drive turnout among the desired groups of voters — but that tactic doesn’t appear to be working as intended.

In a lengthy and rather panicked article from CNN, it was noted that a number of political consultants and pollsters on the left were witnessing “unsettling signs” that Democrats would not see a large enough turnout among Hispanics and Latinos on Election Day, and even if such voters did turn out to vote, it likely wouldn’t be because of Trump’s purportedly racist actions and statements.

This despite the at times false and incessant harping from the liberal media about Trump supposedly calling all Mexicans rapists, or his efforts to end the unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or his “zero tolerance” border policy that exposed how illegal immigrant children have been separated from their families at the border for years, among other embellishments and outright lies about Trump and immigration.

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New Emails Reveal Steele Had "Extensive" 2016 Contacts With #4 DOJ Official While Compiling Dossier

The former British spy who used Kremlin sources to assemble a Clinton-funded anti-Trump dossier, which the Obama administration used to spy on the Trump campaign, had extensive contacts with the Department of Justice's #4 official before and after the FBI opened its Trump-Russia probe in the summer of 2016, according to new emails recently turned over to Congressional investigators.

That official, Bruce Ohr, was demoted twice after the DOJ's Inspector General discovered that he lied about his involvement with opposition research firm Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson - who employed Steele. Ohr's CIA-linked wife, Nellie, was also employed by Fusion as part of the firm's anti-Trump efforts, and had ongoing communications with the ex-UK spy, Christopher Steele as well.


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Royal Plus Electric Owner Mark Odachowski Pays It Forward With TRUMP 2020 Flags

Some jackass started spreading the rumor that Mark Odachowski has made over $100,000.00 with all the TRUMP 2020 Flags during the White Marlin Open. This rumor is absolutely RIDICULOUS!

Mark has purchased, (so far) over 400 flags and has GIVEN AWAY every single flag. He has not accepted a single penny and in fact has Paid It Forward. Anyone researching the cheapest costs for these  flags are around $5.95 each and it doesn't matter what volume you buy. 

I spoke with Mark last night and this morning and he was truly bummed out that some Idiots are out there spreading such a rumor. In fact, he'd like to ask everyone who received a free flag to consider giving some kind of donation to their favorite charity. He mentioned Wounded Warriors, St. Jude, our local Republican Clubs or directly to the Trump Campaign.

Mark, nor I, (when I receive my 500 flags) have any interest in making a dime off these flags. There's a movement like we've never seen before on the Shore and the requests have been truly overwhelming! The nay sayers can scream from the top of the mountain but I can assure you, NO ONE is listening. 

It's just a shame that some people are so negative that they'll spread such lies. SBYNews simply wants to clear the air with the TRUTH. There's not a single person who can ever claim Mr. Odachowski charged a single penny for the hundreds of flags he gave away, end of story. 

Chicago: Police Have Made No Arrests for Weekend's 70-Plus Shooting Victims

Chicago police have made no arrests for the weekend’s 70-plus shooting victims as witnesses to the incidents refuse to come forward.

On August 6, Breitbart News reported on the violent weekend, noting that 11 of the 70-plus shooting victims died.

USA Today reports that witnesses are refusing to come forward to name suspects in the shootings. In fact, wounded shooting victims are refusing to speak as well.


Immigrants Using Nearly 60 Percent More Food Stamps than Native Born Americans

Illegal and legal immigrants are using nearly 60 percent more U.S. taxpayer-funded food stamps than native born Americans, data from the leading immigration research group reveals.

A study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that the majority of the more than 1.5 million foreign nationals entering the country every year use about 57 percent more food stamps than the average native born American household.

Overall, immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households and 44 percent more in Medicaid dollars. This straining of public services by a booming 44 million foreign born population translates to the average immigrant household costing American taxpayers$6,234 in federal welfare.


Two cops are suspended after 'doing nothing' while a teen stomped on their police cars

Two New Jersey officers have been suspended after they remained in their vehicles while a teen was caught on video stomping all over three police cruisers.

In the shocking video, the teen, who was later identified by police as 18-year-old Altahriq Aulston, is seen standing on the hood of one car on Saturday.

He then jumps down hard and peaks inside the officer's window.


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Black Americans’ Support for Donald Trump Surges

A poll conducted by the NAACP shows that black support for President Donald Trump sits at 21 percent, which, according to the Washington Examiner, is more than double his support in an April poll conducted by Reuters.

As is expected from a far-left group like the NAACP, the shockingly high 21 percent number was all but ignored in favor of a Trump-is-racist viewpoint:

Trump’s strategy of trotting out black people to support him is not working, if it is intended to inspire African-American support for him or his policies. Black celebrities like Kanye West or Dennis Rodman who support Trump do not help Trump’s support among African-American voters. To the contrary, more than three times as many black voters say that black celebrities speaking on Trump’s behalf makes them less interested in listening to or supporting Trump’s ideas than black voters who say it would make them more open to listening to or supporting Trump’s ideas. A majority of black voters say these celebrities have no impact.

In the 2016 presidential election, Trump earned just eight percent of the black vote. (Romney earned just six percent in 2012.) As of today, though, almost three times as many black voters are happy with the job he is doing.


Mark Levin: What in the hell has Joe Scarborough & Don Lemon EVER done for this country?

Devin Nunes says 'pay close attention': Top Obama DOJ official Bruce Ohr will become 'more and more important'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said on Monday that Bruce Ohr, a former top official in the Justice Department, will become "more and more important" as GOP lawmakers look for evidence of power abuse and corruption at the highest levels of the Obama administration.

"I think people should pay close attention to it," the California Republican said to Fox News' Sean Hannity.

Nunes was referring to findings that suggest Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the Trump dossier on behalf of the Clinton campaign, kept supplying allegations to the FBI after the 2016 election, even though by that point he was terminated as a source by the bureau for giving confidential information to the media.


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Rudy Giuliani laid the blame for the latest episode of Chicago killings squarely at the feet of “Democratic rule” in a Monday night tweet.

The president’s lawyer and former New York City mayor was commenting on the past weekend’s shooting bloodshed that left 11 dead and at least 70 wounded, saying it was the “direct result of one-party Democratic rule for decades.”
Chicago murders are direct result of one party Democratic rule for decades. Policing genius Jerry McCarthy can do for Chicago what I did for NYC. He was one of the architects of Compstat. Slashed homicides over 70%. Tens of thousands of lives saved.
But Giuliani wasn’t just tweeting criticism of current Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s record that has seen homicides continue to skyrocket in the Windy City. “America’s Mayor” suggested that Rahm’s opponent in the next mayoralty race, Jerry McCarthy, can do a much better job.


Study: Jail Time Lowers Chance That an Offenders' Peers Commit Crimes

Analysis of Norwegian prisons shows co-offenders, brothers less likely to commit crimes

A criminal going to prison substantially cuts the chances his peers and younger brothers will be jailed in the following four years, anew paper finds.

More specifically, a person's prison stay cuts his criminal peers' chances of being charged with a crime by 51 percentage points, and his younger brothers' chances by 32 percentage points. That effect persists over the four years following sentencing, with the size of the reduction actually growing over time.

This "network analysis" allows us to think about the impact of incarceration in terms broader than just how prison impacts the individual. Does putting someone away make other criminals who are connected to them more or less likely to offend? What about the people to whom they are related? The answer to both, the new paper finds, is an emphatic "less."

This finding is based on an analysis of government data on offenders in Norway, combining information about criminals and their peer groups. The paper takes advantage of the fact that Norwegian law requires a "principle of randomization" in assigning cases to judges — offenders are randomly paired with judges, allowing the study's authors to remove many of the possible confounding variables to create a pseudo-experiment.


Not The Driver? Feinstein's Chinese Spy May Have Been Office Director

Following revalations from Politico that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) employed a Chinese spy for 20 years - identified as her driver by the San Francisco Chronicle in a subsequent article and filed under "no big deal" by the MSM, the Daily Caller's Peter Hassan has a new theory; descriptions fit longtime aide and former Feinstein office director, Russell Lowe.

All the details of a former, longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein staffer who’s accused of relaying information to Chinese intelligence services while working for the California Democrat point to Russell Lowe, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has determined.

Lowe worked for 20 years in Feinstein’s San Francisco office, where he was a staff liaison to the Asian-American community before leaving approximately five years ago. All those details match up with the descriptions of the Chinese spy Feinstein reportedly employed. -Daily Caller

“Chinese intelligence once recruited a staff member at a California office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the source reported back to China about local politics,” reported Politico on July 27, which described the staffer as “a liaison to the local Chinese community” who was secretly “reporting back” to Chinese intelligence agencies.