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Calif. Police Blame Law that Bans Arrests for Theft for Rise in Organized Smash and Grabs

Police in California blame a new state law that bans the arrest of thieves for a rise in organized retail theft by gangs of thieves across the state.

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Police in California blame a new state law that bans the arrest of thieves for a rise in organized retail theft by gangs of thieves across the state.

Prop 47, or the Criminal Sentences Misdemeanor Penalties Initiative Statute, is a 2014 California law that seriously reduced the penalties for retail theft, making it nearly impossible for police to arrest anyone caught shoplifting from a store.

But the law has had the unintended consequence of giving bands of organized thieves the cover to raid retail stores with impunity.

A recent report by Vacaville’s CBS affiliate noted that law enforcement has seen a rise of extremely bold gangs of thieves.

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“It’s a boldness like we’re seeing never before and just a disregard for fellow human beings,” Vacaville PD. Lieutenant Mark Donaldson told CBS 13.

CBS added:

He explained these crimes have evolved into more than just shoplifting. It’s organized retail theft and he says it’s happening across the state. Cities like Vacaville, with outlets and shopping centers located near major freeways, tend to be a target for these organized retail crime rings.

According to police data obtained by CBS13, there have been 746 reported retail thefts in Vacaville alone over the past year. More than half of those suspects got away.

Police say these suspects often target stores with easy access to get-away cars and with easy access on and off major freeways because crooks know most department policies won’t risk the dangers of a high-speed chase over a misdemeanor citation

The thieves, though, don’t at all fear being arrested.

“They know the law,” Donaldson told the news station. “One of the first things they ask us [is] ‘Can’t I just get a ticket so I can be on my way?'”

He added that the thieves know they won’t get arrested for stealing less than $950, so they can steal without worrying about being arrested.

He also said that Prop 47 is the reason these retail thefts have become a plague on California stores.

“I think if you would ask most in law enforcement, [it] has had a significant impact on why we’re experiencing this,” Donaldson claimed.

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Calif. Releases Jailed Child Killers to Prevent Getting Coronavirus, But Prepares to Arrest Quarantine Breakers

Child killers are being released in Calif. to prevent them from getting coronavirus in jail even as quarantine breakers are being threatened with arrest.

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Child killers are being released in California to prevent them from getting coronavirus in jail, even as quarantine breakers are being threatened with arrest for daring to violate the government’s quarantine orders.

You heard that right. California is freeing child killers but warning citizens that they might go to jail if they dare leave their homes during the quarantine.

Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted the sentences of 21 convicted felons on Friday, two of whom were convicted of killing children. Indeed, 14 of the 21 freed criminals were convicted of murder, NBC News reported.

The two child killers included Suzanne Johnson, 75, and Joann Parks, 64. Another killer, 50-year-old Rodney McNeal, was freed despite being convicted of stabbing his pregnant wife to death.

Newsom, who claimed he would probably have freed these dangerous criminals anyway, also noted that the coronavirus played a part in his actions because he “also considered the public health impact of each grant, as well as each inmate’s individual health status and the suitability of their post-release plans, including housing.”

Meanwhile, Newsom also warned the citizens of his state not to break his coronavirus quarantine orders or face legal action. Newsom did not immediately expect to order police to arrest anyone, but the fact is a legal penalty is part of the order and how is that to be enforced if arrest isn’t a possibility?

California is not alone in this head-spinning, authoritarian action. Philly Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw (that really IS her name) announced that she was putting an end to arresting criminals even as her coppers do have the authority to arrest people for breaking the coronavirus quarantine.

And police in New Jersey have already started arresting people for violating the ban on large gatherings.

Once again, we see liberals treating quarantine breakers as more dangerous than thieves, armed robbers, rapists, and murderers.

That’s a liberal for you.

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Trump Furious After Corrupt FBI ‘Loses’ Gen. Michael Flynn’s Records, Now Trump is Doing THIS…

President Donald Trump is lashing out at the corrupt FBI for “accidentally” losing key records in its case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at the corrupt FBI for “accidentally” losing key records in its case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

Trump jumped to Twitter to lambast the Bureau for the supposedly “lost” records.

Then Trump went there…

“So now it is reported that, after destroying his life & the life of his wonderful family (and many others also), the FBI, working in conjunction with the Justice Department, has ‘lost’ the records of General Michael Flynn. How convenient. I am strongly considering a Full Pardon!” he tweeted on Sunday.

In the past, Gen. Flynn’s legal team has hoped for total exoneration in the courts. And that is still the preferred outcome. But, they have said that the general will accept a full pardon.

Michael Flynn’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, quickly replied to thank the president for his tweet.

“Thank you Mr. President, the persecution of @GenFlynn is an egregious injustice. @FBI fully exonerated him of all things Russia by memo of 1/30/17. #Comey hid that & lied to you to create #obstruction hoax against you from 1/14/17 meeting,” Powell tweeted.

Powell also recently posted a video to explain her position:

 

Sadly, Obama’s FBI is still corrupt from top to bottom.

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Illinois Sheriffs Taking State to Court to Stop Sanctuary State Law

Four Illinois Sheriffs are suing the left-wing State of Illinois for provisions in its Sanctuary State Law.

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Four Illinois Sheriffs are suing the left-wing State of Illinois for provisions in its Sanctuary State Law that lets illegal aliens convicted of felony charges to walk free without fear of deportation by ICE.

The rules allowing dangerous criminals to just walk right back into our society stem from the 2017 Illinois Trust Act which essentially made the Land of Lincoln a Sanctuary State without expressly using that term to describe the law.

The Illinois Trust Act prevents state law enforcement at all levels from working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers filed against dangerous criminal illegals.

But recently, the Democrat-controlled state has upped the ante by placing dangerous criminals back onto the streets at an increased rate.

Per Ulysses Arn:

In recent weeks the Illinois Sheriffs Association and Republican lawmakers have brought attention to a change in policy with the Illinois Department of Corrections that is allowing illegal alien felons to leave state prisons instead of them being held until they can be taken into custody by federal authorities.

Federal law stipulates that such convicted felons are to be held until the conclusion of their sentences and then transferred into federal custody so that the illegal alien criminal can be processed and adjudicated for removal from the country.

Now four Illinois Sheriffs, McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim, Ogle County Sheriff Brian Vanvickle, Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders and Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey have filed a lawsuit against the state arguing that the federal government has supremacy over immigration and the state is overstepping its boundaries with an unconstitutional law.

The state has responded by ignoring the constitutionality argument and simply stating that the Trust Act is a “reflection” of what the state’s left-wing voters want.

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said, “The TRUST Act reflects the values of Illinois residents and serves to build relationships between law enforcement agencies and immigrant communities instead of spreading fear based on immigration status. The Attorney General’s office maintains that the TRUST Act is constitutional.”

Democrats never did care if anything is constitutional or legal. They don’t care for piddling matters like that.

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California Liberal Faces 4 Years After Beating Man in Trump MAGA Hat

A man in California faces four years in prison for beating up a man wearing a red Trump-style hat, reports say.

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A man in California faces four years in prison for beating up a man wearing a red Trump-style hat, reports say.

David Delgado was arrested after an attack he perpetrated last Labor Day against a man wearing a red hat similar to Trump’s Make American Great Again campaign hats. The victim’s hat, though, was written in Russian and is often worn by critics of the president.

Still, the hat did look exactly like a Trump campaign hat, despite the foreign language. Apparently, the hat set Delgado off. The Winnetka, California, resident began screaming about Trump, and repeatedly punched the hat wearer in the face.

The attack occurred at a bar in Hermosa Beach.

Delgado attacked the man even though he could not read Russian.

The attacker stole the man’s hat and ran away, according to witnesses.

Delgado was arrested last October and was held on a $100,000 bail on charges of battery with serious injury and robbery.

The case against Delgado, 32, is finally wrapping up. Last Wednesday he pleaded no contest to the charges. He now faces four years in jail and will be sentenced on May 28 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch.

Once again, we get a case of liberal tolerance.

Nearly every time we hear these stories of political violence it is a liberal doing the attacking. And here we have that all over again.

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Brooklyn DA Left Stumbling to Defend No-Bail Law as Illegal Charged with Raping Child

The Brooklyn DA was left stuttering to defend New York’s dangerous “no-bail” law after an illegal alien rapist was released.

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The Brooklyn DA was left stuttering on Wednesday to defend New York’s dangerous “no-bail” law after an illegal alien was released after being accused of raping a child.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez insisted that releasing the rape suspect was perfectly reasonable.

Gonzalez insisted that the criminal and his victim were in a valid “relationship,” so he was not expected to be a danger to the community.

“The case was reported by the girl’s mother, alleging that her daughter had a sexual relationship with an older teenager, which constituted statutory rape,” Gonzales said.

“Accordingly, we did not request bail for this nonviolent felony that allegedly took place a year-and-a-half ago,” the DA’s office added.

According to the New York Post:

Guatemalan national Miguel Federico Ajqui-Ajtzalam, now 20, was arrested Thursday and hit with charges including second-degree rape for allegedly having sex with the girl on five occasions between October and December 2018.

At Ajqui-Ajtzalam’s arraignment Friday, Assistant District Attorney Jordan Rossman said that she was just 13 at the time and he was 19 — but described the alleged victim as “the defendant’s ex-girlfriend.”

Prosecutors were shocked by the decision to release this sexual predator.

“A 13-year-old is a child,” said Jane Manning, director of the Women’s Equality Justice Project and a former Queens sex-crimes prosecutor.

“It’s beyond disturbing to hear a prosecutor referring to her as an ‘ex-girlfriend’ instead of a ‘child victim of rape,’ which is what she is.”

“Ongoing sexual abuse of a ­13-year-old is not a ‘relationship’ as the prosecutor called it,” she said. “It’s a crime.”

It is, indeed. But left-wing Democrats love criminals and hate their victims.

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Democrat-Controlled Baltimore Becomes Murder City U.S.A.

Baltimore has become murder city U.S.A. as the town continues to slide into chaos.

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Baltimore has become murder city U.S.A. as the town continues to slide into chaos.

Unsurprisingly, the last Republican administration of Baltimore ended in 1967 when mayor Theodore McKeldin left office. Since then, Democrats have ruled the place with an iron hand.

The city has experienced an outbreak of violence resulting in 50 murders in just the first two months of 2020.

By March 2, the Baltimore Sun has reported, the city had already suffered 52 murders. The rate has made Baltimore the most dangerous city in America in violence per capita, according to the FBI.

“The city ended 2019 with 348 homicides, its fifth year in a row with more than 300 slayings and the second-deadliest year on record.,” Fox News wrote on Monday.

Activist Tyree Moorehead decried the violence and said that the city is in an appalling condition.

“This city was never like this, even when it was at its worst,” Moorehead told FOX45. “That’s scary because there’s people whose family members haven’t been shot yet that have a bullet with their name on it and don’t even know it.”

Another activist, the Rev. Alvin Hathaway, also said he is shocked that more residents of the city aren’t shocked over the rising tide of violence. Hathaway says too many people think “like this is average, like nothing is different,” but it isn’t, he says.

“You have a whole host of people who are feeling like they’re afraid,” Hathaway told FOX45. “This is red flag time. We’ve got to call all hands on deck and pull the city together.”

The city has been trying to alter policing policies even to the extent of allowing more federal law enforcement agents onto the city as part of a larger task force that started late last year.

“Taskforce members, including agents from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, work from a shared location to increase coordination. The task force to which the wounded officers belong also includes Secret Service agents,” Fox added.

So far, nothing has stemmed the violence which has been steadily building since 2015.

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Democrat-Controlled Baltimore Becomes Murder City U.S.A.

Baltimore has become murder city U.S.A. as the town continues to slide into chaos.

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Baltimore has become murder city U.S.A. as the town continues to slide into chaos.

Unsurprisingly, the last Republican administration of Baltimore ended in 1967 when mayor Theodore McKeldin left office. Since then, Democrats have ruled the place with an iron hand.

The city has experienced an outbreak of violence resulting in 50 murders in just the first two months of 2020.

By March 2, the Baltimore Sun has reported, the city had already suffered 52 murders. The rate has made Baltimore the most dangerous city in America in violence per capita, according to the FBI.

“The city ended 2019 with 348 homicides, its fifth year in a row with more than 300 slayings and the second-deadliest year on record.,” Fox News wrote on Monday.

Activist Tyree Moorehead decried the violence and said that the city is in an appalling condition.

“This city was never like this, even when it was at its worst,” Moorehead told FOX45. “That’s scary because there’s people whose family members haven’t been shot yet that have a bullet with their name on it and don’t even know it.”

Another activist, the Rev. Alvin Hathaway, also said he is shocked that more residents of the city aren’t shocked over the rising tide of violence. Hathaway says too many people think “like this is average, like nothing is different,” but it isn’t, he says.

“You have a whole host of people who are feeling like they’re afraid,” Hathaway told FOX45. “This is red flag time. We’ve got to call all hands on deck and pull the city together.”

The city has been trying to alter policing policies even to the extent of allowing more federal law enforcement agents onto the city as part of a larger task force that started late last year.

“Taskforce members, including agents from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, work from a shared location to increase coordination. The task force to which the wounded officers belong also includes Secret Service agents,” Fox added.

So far, nothing has stemmed the violence which has been steadily building since 2015.

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