Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Federal prisons now full of Mexican gangs?
|Fox News -- September 7
Immigration Offenses Make Latinos New Majority in Federal Prisons, Report Says
For the first time - Latinos make up more than half of all federal felony offenders sentenced so far this year, a major demographic shift swollen by immigration offenses, according to a new government report.
Latinos already outnumber all other ethnic groups sentenced to serve time in prison for federal felonies.
The report released Tuesday shows that Latinos reached the milestone by making up the majority of all federal felony offenders sentenced in the first nine months of fiscal year 2011, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Latinos comprised 50.3 percent of all people sentenced in that time period, blacks 19.7 percent and whites 26.4 percent.
In comparison, last year Latinos made up just 16 percent of the whole U.S. population.
The commission's statistics also reveal that sentences for felony immigration crimes --- which include illegal crossing and other crimes such as alien smuggling ---- were responsible for most of the increase in the number of Latinos sent to prison over the last decade.
National Gang Intelligence Center
Prison gangs pose a serious domestic threat, particularly national-level prison gangs that affiliate with Mexican DTOs and maintain substantial influence over street gangs in the communities in which they operate.
|David North -- Center for Immigration Studies sc
'Illegals raiding the U.S. Treasury' --- the civics lesson therein
My colleague Jim Edwards, in a blog entitled "Illegals Raiding the U.S. Treasury" has called (appropriately) to our attention the way that illegal aliens have, apparently, robbed the U.S. Treasury of $4.2 billion, according to a report from the Treasury Department Inspector General. -- They did so by claiming child tax credits to which they were not entitled...
More of the same failed nonsense from the Obama Regime?
President Barack Obama, facing waning confidence among Americans in his economic stewardship, plans some $300 billion in tax cuts and government spending as part of a job-creating package, U.S. media reported on Tuesday. -- The price tag of the proposed package, to be announced by Obama in a nationally televised speech to Congress on Thursday, would be offset by other cuts...
|Chris Moody -- The Ticket
More Republicans skipping Obama's jobs speech
When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won't be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it. -- Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia is the latest to announce that he will not be attending...
|Milford (Mass.) Daily News
Anti-illegal immigration protest in Milford
The family of Matthew Denice is organizing a peaceful anti-illegal immigration demonstration outside Town Hall today before representatives of the Ecuadorean consulate are expected to meet with the Board of Selectmen. -- The demonstration is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., an hour before Beatriz Stein, Ecuador's consul general in Boston, and Pablo Calle, who is involved in Ecuadorean immigration to the [US]...
|Paul Joseph Watson -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas
10 facts that prove Big Sis is wrong, Drudge is right
Janet Napolitano's contention that Matt Drudge is "just wrong" about privacy worries surrounding airport screening technology is completely at odds with the facts, which illustrate how the DHS has been caught time and time again lying about both privacy and health issues in a transparent ploy to undermine genuine concerns...
|John Howard -- Family Security Matters sc
California Dreamin': A national nightmare?
Crisis clarifies. Our vast economic disaster is the historically predictable culmination of a century of public policy experimentation ungrounded in empirical reference. It is the result of an hubristic idealism translated into policy prescription; a process founded in Platonist thought and prefigured by the repeated failure of communal idylls. -- The flow of growth is a constant in enterprise.... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
|Sam Taxy -- Care2.com
Is Rick Perry secretly liberal?
Rick Perry has made no bones about his conservative credentials --- he thinks that Social Security is unconstitutional and that the federal government should not be allowed to levy an income tax. Despite these Tea Party views, though, some liberal bloggers are pointing out that he might have something of a liberal streak. Though no bleeding heart, Perry supports some important liberal pet projects...
|James Fulford -- VDare.com
Perry on Immigration: Bad beyond the dreams of awfulness
As a young person watching the Batman TV show, I heard one of the villain's henchmen say "We're rich beyond the dreams of avarice," to which the villain replied "Not my dreams of avarice." -- I thought of that when I saw Mickey Kaus tweeting Perry on Immigration: Worse than you think... -- Maybe worse than you think, but he can't be worse than I think. I read Washington Watcher and Patrick Cleburne...
Working-age poor population highest since '60s
Working-age America is the new face of poverty. -- Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new working-age poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 poor people --- a switch from the early 1970s when children made up the main impoverished group. -- While much of the shift in poverty is due to demographic changes...
|Californians for Population Stabilization
California assemblyman trying to ban use of E-Verify
In spite of California's high unemployment rate, the California Legislature is poised to prohibit local governments from requiring usage of the federal E-Verify system. AB 1236, by Assemblymember Paul Fong (Cupertino) would prohibit state agencies, local governments, and special districts from requiring an employer to use E-Verify...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Computer hacking illegal alien targeted women and teens for "sextortion"
Los Angeles -- Last week, U.S. District Judge George H. King sentenced Luis Mijangos, 32, to six years in prison for what Judge King characterized as "psychological warfare" and "cyberterrorism," by using threats of extortion to obtain sexually explicit photos from women and teenage girls. -- In March, Mijangos pleaded guilty to computer hacking and wiretapping... [Related item]
|John Turner -- London Guardian
If Perry is an economic marvel, why are so many Texans going hungry?
One of the questions I'm constantly asked here at the food bank in Austin, Texas is: "I don't understand why there are so many people who are hungry: why is that?" They say things like, "I heard that thanks to Governor Rick Perry, the Texas economy is booming, isn't it? Texas's unemployment rate is lower than the national average; companies are relocating here in droves..."
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
Let's invite Jimmy Hoffa to join the Tea Party
Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa made some very pro-labor statements while attempting to stir a sleepy crowd in Detroit on Labor Day. It was interesting to hear a union official actually, you know, mention the workers for a change. He ought to join the Tea Party. -- Slurring his words, but passionate none-the-less, Hoffa said "We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers..." [More from Rick Oltman]
|Wall Street Journal
OUTRAGE! No firemen at ground zero this 9/11?
In our darkest hour, they gave us hope -- the firefighters of September 11. In the chaos at the World Trade Center, the rigs pulled up, the men climbed out, retrieved their roll-up hoses and marched stalwart to the towers. Carrying nearly a hundred pounds of equipment they climbed the stairs; flight after flight after flight. A woman in the North Tower, descending from the 89th floor said...
Napolitano confronts Drudge Report over 'Orwellian... Big Sis' view
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Matt Drudge is "just wrong" for dubbing her "Big Sis" on his Drudge Report website, and defended DHS's efforts to respect people's civil liberties while protecting against terrorist attacks. -- "I don't think he means it kindly," Napolitano said, when asked about the nickname today during an event sponsored by Politico...
|New York Times sc
In Euro zone, banking fear feeds on itself
Remember the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Europeans certainly do. -- As Europe struggles to contain its government debt crisis, the greatest fear is that one of the Continent's major banks may fail, setting off a financial panic like the one sparked by Lehman's bankruptcy in September 2008. -- European policy makers, determined to avoid such a catastrophe, are prepared to use hundreds of billions... [See Obama Watch & NWO Treason Watch]
|KNXV-TV -- Phoenix
DOJ retracts claim ATF knew of 11 firearms linked to violent US crimes
United States Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich is retracting claims that there were eleven instances in which weapons linked to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' controversial Fast and Furious case were associated with violent crimes within the United States. -- Not including the two firearms discovered at the December 2010 murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]
|Michelle Malkin -- Tancredo Radio
Fast and Furious update: And now... Project Grenadewalker?!
The truth is still seeping out, despite Team Obama's best efforts to cover up and shut up the Fast and Furious whistle-blowers. -- Last week, we noted the latest evidence that the scandal went straight to the top and chronicled the desperate dance of the lemons. In discussing the quiet resignation of U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Phoenix, I talked with NRA News's Cam Edwards about Burke's transparent attempt...
Unemployment will remain high because Comrade O will do all the wrong things
This article was originally published on Labor Day by the Daily Capitalist. -- It is fitting to publish an article on Labor Day about unemployment. No doubt you already know that the market reacted badly (-2.5%) to last Friday's unemployment numbers from the BLS. Here is what they reported...
||Californians for Population Stabilization
Tell Calif. Gov. Brown to veto AB 131!
AB 131, part of Assembly Member Gil Cedillo's notorious California Dream Act was passed by the state Senate's Appropriations Committee and could receive a floor vote this week....
|Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Bills would tighten Pennsylvania's immigration enforcement
It's illegal and immoral to take resources from state taxpayers and give them to people without proper documentation, a national Tea Party leader says. -- H. John Stahl, a former Pennsylvania legislator from Berks County and founding member of the Tea Party Immigration Coalition, is pushing for legislation in Pennsylvania and other states to ensure that illegal aliens don't get taxpayer-paid benefits...
|Los Angeles Times
Poll illustrates California voters' anger
California voters are increasingly downcast about the direction of the country, but --- like their leaders in Washington --- many would rather adhere to party orthodoxy than compromise to address the current economic problems, a new USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times poll shows. -- The findings offer little guidance for President Obama, who will unveil a jobs package this week... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
|Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski -- Big Government sc
Growing proof of Obama's imperial presidency
President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on a job-killing rampage. It's claiming unprecedented powers far beyond what federal law allows. Taken with Obama's other agencies, these executive actions paint a picture of what has become an imperial presidency. -- A federal appeal is certain once NLRB's shocking attack on Boeing Co. goes through the administrative process...
|Tom Fitton -- Big Government
Fast and Furious scandal rocks Obama Regime
I don't believe we've seen a more corrupt, politicized and incompetent Department of Justice (DOJ) in modern political history than we have now under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. And I never thought I'd write those words after suffering eight years of Attorney General Janet Reno during the Clinton administration...
New Ron Paul ad shows the real RINO Rick Perry
...[Ron] Paul's video attacks Perry's past as a Democrat and uses Ronald Reagan images and references to not only link Paul to Reagan but to separate Perry from Reagan. -- In the video, the narrator says that Paul was "one of only for congressman to support Ronald Reagan's campaign for President." -- The commercial then switches gears and talks about Perry's connection to Al Gore...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers Warning! Disturbing photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Two bodies were found in a vehicle along the highway to Monterrey. One was Eloy García Lerma, an active agent of the Bureau of the Ministerial Police. The other man was Samuel Flores Borrego, better known as El Metro Three and / or M3, in charge of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas for the Gulf Cartel. He was also a police agent some years ago, and the partner of Eloy, and they had remained friends...
Ted Poe says Mexican military flights over Texas are 'very disturbing'
With a Mexican navy helicopter whirring low over a rural community on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande, an American military veteran armed with marksmanship skills and a hefty rifle hankered from the ground to shoot it down. -- "Don't do it," Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. recalled warning the man on that Sunday afternoon last year...
Even MSNBC decries Hoffa's incendiary blather
When the cable news morning show that gets e-mails and text messages from the White House decides that Jimmy Hoffa's comments about the Tea Party are wrong... Morning Joe's entire opening segment of [yesterday's] program was all about Hoffa's incendiary comments made during his introduction of the President at Monday's Labor Day rally in Detroit...