Exposing the criminal justice reform farce

January 11, 2020

We hear the words “criminal justice reform” tossed around a lot of late. Most often the tossers are Democrats, although others who should know better are also caught up in the trendy catchphrase. When boiled down to its nub, it translates to fewer penalties for criminals because, according to its advocates, minorities and males are disproportionately ensnared in the “system.”

Those who commit crimes get arrested, charged and tried, regardless of who they are. There are plenty of blue eyes in prison and interestingly, fewer Asians. The Federal Bureau of Prisons released its most recent statistics noting inmate’s race, ethnicity, gender, and sentences imposed. These numbers reflect federal incarcerations, not local jails or state prisons, which often have different demographics.

Factor in the false positives. In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, reclassifying numerous property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. CBS Channel 13 in Sacramento reports theft under $950 is now a misdemeanor. The immediate effect? The average daily incarceration population dropped by almost 10,000 between October 2014 and January 2015. Crime didn’t go down. Criminals were simply turned back out to re-offend against law abiding public.

Radical groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center see criminality as a misnomer. They state they want to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate “fairly and equitably” — to “ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems, and to reduce the population of those jailed, detained, and incarcerated in the United States.” The dignity of victims is of no consequence.

New York State crafted new bail laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020, the brainchild of Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Pretrial detention and cash bail, considered too harsh for poor criminals, have now been eliminated for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony cases, including some violent felonies. Crimes such as burglary, stalking, some assaults, many drug offenses — even some arson crimes and robbery — no longer require bail, which means criminals are less likely to appear for court hearings.

San Francisco, a one-time destination city, now a crime and homeless haven with human waste, rats and needles littering sidewalks, recently elected Chesa Boudin as District Attorney. The former public defender who has never prosecuted a case, fired multiple prosecutors after being sworn in. The LA Times reports Boudin heard the news that he had been elected while visiting his father in prison.

Boudin was an infant when his parents, members of the radical leftist group Weather Underground, began serving their sentences in the mid-1980s for killing three men in an armed robbery. His mother was released in 2003. His father is serving a life term.

How are such people getting elected? Here’s a memory refresher from Politico, which reported in 2016 billionaire Socialist George Soros’ under the radar commitment to overhauling the U.S. justice system.

This is serious business with drastic consequences, as is increasingly evident. 


Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee teams with Dems against Trump

January 9, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, threw a temper tantrum worthy of a three-year-old following a lengthy Wednesday White House briefing on Iran, in which the senators were requested to be circumspect in their discussions of the issue. The words he used to describe the request were, “Insulting, unacceptable, unconstitutional and un-American.” 

Lee bizarrely stated the Trump administration’s handling of the conflict so far has moved him to support a Democrat-led effort to rein in President Donald Trump’s authority to “take the nation to war.” Lee is partnering with Hillary Clinton’s former running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat.

In fact, President Trump’s decisive actions in authorizing the airstrike targeting brutal murderer Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, had exactly the opposite effect, deescalating a war scenario. During his lifetime, the ruthless Soleimani was celebrated as a “living martyr” by the Ayatollah Khamenei.

Uncharacteristically, Utah’s other senator Mitt Romney, parted company with Lee saying, “The president took action, which I think was effective in removing a terrible person who has done terrible things,” Romney said, referring to Soleimani. “And there’s great upside from that action.”

It’s worth remembering Lee, like his doppelganger former single-term Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, said he voted for independent presidential candidate and co-religionist Evan McMullin in protest of Donald Trump in 2016.

Mistakenly regarded as a conservative, Lee was reportedly on a short list being considered to fill the U. S. Supreme Court vacancy that resulted with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately nominated and confirmed for the position after enduring a despicable, though baseless character assassination by leftist extremists who wanted to stall the appointment and maintain the court’s Democrat majority.

If renegade Mike Lee ever wears a robe, it will be the one he dons after his shower.


Iran: 2015 memory jogger; putting events in perspective

January 8, 2020

Anti-Trump Dems view wise national security decisions through murky political haze

In view of the leftist commotion following the Trump administration’s decisive action against sadistic, terrorist mastermind, Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, there is no better time than now to take a short stroll back in time to read this bi-partisan memory jogger from 2015, from the United States Committee on Foreign Relations, when Barack Obama was president. Sen. Corker has since retired and Sen. Tim Kaine was resuscitated after falling flat as Hillary Clinton’s running mate. 

Now fast forward to January 2, 2020, just days ago, U.S. Senator Jim Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued this statement regarding the death of Qassem Soleimani:

“Congratulations to President Trump on his decisive action and the successful outcome. Qassem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and his death presents an opportunity for Iraq to determine its own future free from Iranian control. As I have previously warned the Iranian government, they should not mistake our reasonable restraint in response to their previous attacks as weakness. The U.S. will always vigorously defend our interests and allies in the face of terrorist conduct and provocations.

On behalf of every American serviceman and servicewoman who has either been killed or injured due to an Iranian-provided IED or rocket in Iraq over the years, today justice was done. Soleimani was responsible for the weapons program that caused those casualties and injuries with the use of those treacherous and cowardly devices.”

Watch Fox Business News’ Stuart Varney’s excellent synopsis of the recent events.

Political analyst Nick Short got it right with this tweet:


Leftist psychologists blame stress on conservatives

January 7, 2020

Trump Derangement Syndrome infects psychologists

When the delusional anti-Trumpers at the seriously declining Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, publish an online report featuring a podcast titled, “How to survive the 2020 election” it’s not a leap to recognize there will be a leftist partisan slant. The noble concept of newspapers delivering unbiased news has gone the way of the buggy whip.

The podcast features two of the newspaper’s left-wing hit squad that has conservatives squarely in its sights, and the executive director of practice, research and policy at the American Psychological Association (APA).

To no rational person’s surprise, the focus of the APA’s “Stress in America 2019” survey, finds that 62% of Americans say they’re stressed by the current political climate. The identical percentage say the future of the country is a significant source of stress. The group admits it crafts the questions to achieve desired results.

Topping the list of stress inducers is the “2020 Presidential Election.” The rest of us are comforted by the reality of the endurance and dedication of President Donald Trump under the most obscene pressures imposed by the inconsolable left, who set out to impeach him before inauguration day and are currently motivated by the fear Pres. Trump will be reelected. 

The American Psychological Association Has Lost Its Mind,” is a revealing report — guaranteed to make us smarter — published by Capital Research Center. It notes, “Psychologists who make up the APA are overwhelmingly left-wing.  A 2012 study found that of 800 psychologists surveyed, only 6 percent identified themselves as conservative.”

This study provides irrefutable evidence that any report the group issues is skewed and unreliable — identically mirroring the agenda-driven Arizona Republic.


McCain’s vicious anti-Trump schemes revealed posthumously

January 3, 2020

Though he’s been dead since August 2018, John McCain has the enduring quality of Dracula. 

Aaron Klein, writing for Breitbart News, exposes the envious Arizona senator’s link in attempting to take down President Donald Trump, the non-politician who generated massive voter support and achieved what McCain mistakenly viewed as his due: The Presidency of the United States.

Read Klein’s “U.K. Spy Steele Claims John McCain Aide Leaked ‘Pee’ Dossier to BuzzFeed.”

McCain’s temper was legendary. His wrath was notorious. He spoke viciously to his own wife in front of others, though her great wealth afforded his luxurious lifestyle and more homes than the was able to count. No one ever accused him of being a nice guy. Arizona Republicans knew him as a deceitful colluder with Democrats, after promising to work on issues that resonated with the conservative base.

He was so irate over Donald Trump’s spectacular victory, McCain, who meticulously planned his own funeral, explicitly disinvited Pres. Trump and First Lady Melania. Daughter Mega McCain delivered a scorching, rebuke of a eulogy on her father‘s behalf.

McHatred is the backstory to Aaron Klein’s stellar report.


AZ Republic’s Diaz prefers sitting ducks to 2nd Amendment

January 1, 2020

Facts don’t deter relentless commitment to leftist lunacy of victim disarmament 

During the horrific church shooting that recently took place in Texas, armed congregants were able to take down the gunman who had stalked the house of worship, which previously fed him, but did not agree to his demands for money.

On Keith Kinnunen’s last visit to the church, he wore a disguise, sat down on a pew and then decided it was time to launch a killing spree. As he pulled his shotgun and killed two churchgoers and left another in critical condition, armed members of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas returned fire, (video) with Jack Wilson killing him. The armed men were heroes, part of the church’s security force, saving lives among their nearly 250 fellow worshippers. At least half a dozen other parishioners drew their own weapons and began moving up the aisles.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed bills allowing law-abiding citizens to be armed in churches following the calamitous November 5, 2017, attack at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people were killed and 20 others wounded.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick praised the reaction of armed parishioners during the church attack, referring to them as “immediate responders.”

Attorney General Ken Paxton visiting the church, said, “We can’t prevent mental illness from occurring, and we can’t prevent every crazy person from pulling a gun, but we can be prepared like this church was.”

President Trump quickly weighed in, acknowledging the reality.

The elected officials are all Republicans. 

But that logic doesn’t appeal to the seriously failing Arizona Republic reporter Elvia Diaz. She is troubled by other aspects of the prayerful service that rapidly transformed into a violent, bloody scene, sarcastically writing, “Jack Wilson is a hero alright. It took him only six seconds to kill a gunman at a Texas church.” Then Diaz laments, “Unfortunately, that kind of split-second heroism has turned into a PR tool by gun advocates.”

She’d obviously prefer sitting duck carnage rather than allow citizens their constitutional right to defend themselves and others. Fortunately, we have such rights protected, and this recent rampage proves the effectiveness of licensed concealed carry.

Radically leftist Diaz held back on railing against the name of the town. White Settlement, was the name given to the small community of settlers in 1840, by the nearby native tribes.


Lying leftist ideologues blame Trump for anti-Semitism

December 31, 2019

Trump Derangement Syndrome is not only real, it is virulently hateful. Further, there is no deceit that is too vile for its proponents to spew.

Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews, is the latest noose to be hung around the president’s neck. There has been an undeniable spike in vicious acts perpetrated against Jews both in America and abroad. That the most recent one occurred at the Chanukah candle lighting ceremony at a New York rabbi’s home during the holiday season when peace should reign for both Christians and Jews is particularly reprehensible. Most news coverage omitted the fact that the machete wielding man was black since racial sensitivity is paramount, taking preference over the raging knife attacks suffered by the religious worshipers.

The truth is much different than the left would have us believe. President Donald Trump is actually the most pro-Jewish leader our country has seen, since Harry Truman, who was the first president to recognize the state of Israel in 1948. Though other presidents vowed to do so,Trump fulfilled his 2016 campaign promise  to “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” His daughter, Ivanka, is a Jewish convert and three of his grandchildren are being raised in the faith.

Yet liberal demagogues such as Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed Pres. Trump for the violence declaring after the Chanukah stabbings, that Pres. Trump is fomenting political hate that is spreading to the culture. Recently a New Jersey market in an orthodox Jewish neighborhood was the scene of bloody carnage. Previously, it was a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Yet placing blame has more to do with scoring political points than facts.

West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice issued this statement Monday condemning the actions of more than 30 cadets and staff members at a corrections academy at the state’s Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. They were  photographed making a gesture used to salute German dictator Adolf Hitler, who started World War II and oversaw the systematic slaughter of over 6 million Jews and millions of others. Gov. Justice approved recommendations that those in the photo and some academy staff who knew about the incident be fired.

Demographics point to the fact that there are far more Jewish residents in New York than West Virginia, but it is the Republicans who behave righteously.

Under the guise of “inclusion” Democrats have been tolerating increasing anti-Semitism. Monica Showalter, writing,Cuomo blames Trump for string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, for American Thinker, asks:

“Where have Democrats been on the matter of Rep. Ilhan Omar, who continuously spews anti-Semitic tropes and statements? Or the equally hateful Rep. Rashida Tlaib? They couldn’t even pass a resolution to condemn their anti-Semitic statements and you can bet the anti-Semitic thugs out there now perpetrating the attacks have taken notice. Democrats have simply embraced Jew haters to a disturbing extent, whether it’s to Get Trump or because they perceive it as an easy avenue to get votes.

Anti-Semitism is real, and Democrats have coddled it for years, stepping up the effort in the name of ‘inclusion’ and now watching it reach a critical mass. These anti-Semitic attacks are the work of their policies, their decisions, and entirely on them. Blaming President Trump for these odious attacks is disingenuous projecting and about as dishonest as it gets. It’s time for them to look inward.”