1 There’s no such thing as a ‘routine’ anything in law enforcement.
2 There’s a very large moslem population in the twin-cities metro area. The nickname ‘little somalia’ has been used for quite awhile.
3 Read the last paragraph a couple of times and let all the implications of that roll around in your mind.
Minneapolis police uncovered an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices during a routine arrest last week.
According to police, a man walked by a parked car in north Minneapolis about 5 p.m. Thursday and confronted the people inside after they threw food wrappers on the ground. They ignored him until he paused to get the car license number. The men then got out of the car and indicated they had guns, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.
The man flagged down officers, the complaint says, but the men from inside car continued to yell at him and resisted the officers’ attempts to control the situation. The men were insistent they needed to be near the car because a drone was coming to deliver a package, the complaint said. Because of the suspicious circumstances and fear for the man’s safety, the men were placed in the squad while officers searched their car.
Inside, the officers found a hand grenade, handgun, assault rifles and magazines and a large quantity of ammunition, the complaint said. They also found cellphones, computers and electronics equipment, including drone parts. Abdullah N. Alrifahe, 27, of Minneapolis, was charged with a gross misdemeanor for carrying a pistol in public without a permit. In December, he was convicted of the same offense.
I figured this out a long time ago, but it’s nice to see others in the public arena saying it too.
We wrote here about an ACLU lawyer arguing one of the Trump travel moratorium cases in the 4th Circuit who said that the president’s order “could be constitutional” if only it had been issued by the rightful president, Hillary Clinton.
As a matter of constitutional law–or law, period–that is idiotic. But it wasn’t just a slip of the tongue by an incompetent lawyer. Today, arguing in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the lawyer representing the State of Hawaii answered a judge’s question by saying that “context matters,” and therefore a president other than Donald Trump could properly issue the same order.
It is not hard to understand what is going on here. President Trump’s travel moratorium is obviously constitutional, and unquestionably is authorized by a federal statute that specifically allows him to issue such immigration orders. Liberal lawyers shopped for grandstanding liberal district court judges who would go along with their absurd theories, but as they work their way up the chain of command, they can’t seriously argue that Trump’s order is, on its face, unconstitutional. That position is simply stupid.
Instead, they have to argue that it is “unconstitutional”–in the way in which liberals use that word, having no reference to the actual Constitution–only because it was issued by President Trump. They will eventually lose that argument. If it were accepted, it would effectively render the Constitution irrelevant. We would be living in a realm of pure, unconstrained politics.
Officials deported a total of 77 illegal immigrants to Somalia this month, according to a report by Midnimo Information Center. Of the 77 illegal immigrants, 72 were Somali foreign nationals, while five of the illegal immigrants were from Kenya.
An unnamed official told Midnimo the group of illegal immigrants were deported generally because of their immigration status.
“They were deported over immigration issues including lacking papers. We had been informed of their planned arrival,” the anonymous official said. “The Somalis will proceed to Mogadishu while Kenyans will be processed here accordingly.”
This is a Somali ‘immigrant’ – I’d bet refugee- turned naturalized citizen.
A Kansas City man who is the subject of an FBI investigation into possible terrorism links was ordered held without bond Thursday.
Isse Aweis Mohamud, 21, is currently charged in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with passport fraud.
A federal magistrate judge ordered his detention Thursday after federal prosecutors argued he posed a risk to public safety and was a flight risk.
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays based her detention order on the flight risk argument.
Mohamud, was charged with a single count of passport fraud in U.S. District Court in Kansas City last week after he returned to Kansas City from Egypt.
The passport fraud charge says Mohamud falsely stated in his passport application that he intended to fly to Canada. Instead, he flew to Egypt without telling his family or his employer.
“There is much more to this story than the complaint would indicate on its face,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin said in an initial court appearance Friday. “There are serious questions about what in God’s name this defendant was doing leaving his family without notice and his job without notice in the middle of the day and flying to Egypt.”
According to the affidavit from an FBI agent assigned to investigate possible terrorist activity, Mohamud is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia.
He applied for his passport in January at a Gladstone post office. In the space where the application asked which countries he planned to visit, he wrote “Canada.”
Attached to the passport application was a travel itinerary for a round-trip flight from Kansas City to Vancouver, Canada, departing Feb. 8 and returning one week later.
But Mohamud never took that flight, according to the affidavit. Months later, he flew to Egypt on April 24. Shortly after his arrival, Egyptian authorities detained him in a hotel until FBI employees arrived to interview him.
This stunning fact comes from James Comey’s last act:
While most of the time he was asked about Hillary’s e-mails and Russia, Russia, Russia, Sen. Tillis asked about terrorism investigations. … Comey responded that out of 2,000-plus “violent extremist investigations … about 300 of them are people who came to the United States as refugees.”
So 15 percent of the FBI’s terrorism cases are refugees – far more than their share of the immigrant population, let alone the general population.
This is an astonishing number that fully vindicates President Trump’s travel order. Indeed, it shows that the travel order doesn’t go far enough.
Oh, I don’t think Obama was ‘bedeviled’ by all that illegal immigration.
I think he was all for it. Political (election deciding) demographics, don’t you know. But the clotheaded editors of WaPo can think that, if it makes them feel all warm and fuzzy.
Illegal immigration across the southwest border dropped yet again in April, with the number of illegal immigrant children fallen below 1,000 for the first time in recent records, Homeland Security announced Tuesday.
The numbers are part of a stunning drop since the beginning of the Trump administration. Border Patrol apprehensions alone are down a shocking 70 percent compared to last year under President Obama.
And the administration appears to have solved the surge of illegal immigrant children and families from Central America that bedeviled Mr. Obama.
Not that the replacement will probably be much better, but it’s well to remember: Elections have consequences.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi looks like he’ll be updating his resume after suffering a landslide loss in his re-election bid last night. Mirkarimi was in office when Kate Steinle was shot and killed by Francisco Sanchez, a five-time deported illegal alien. It set off a national debate about sanctuary cities, San Francisco becoming one of them in 1989. In July, Mirkarimi defended the policy, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the policy makes the city “safer.”
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff’s official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi.
Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s waterfront July 1. Sanchez had been released from Mirkarimi’s jail in March even though federal immigration officials had requested he be detained for possible deportation.
But since then, the sheriff’s oversight of the department has been plagued by other high-profile mishaps and controversies seen as contributing to his defeat. He had his driver’s license briefly suspended for failing to properly report a minor accident while driving a department-issued car, and he also flunked a marksmanship test.
In November 2014, Mirkarimi also was forced to apologize for the bungled search for a San Francisco General Hospital patient whose body was found in a stairwell weeks after she wandered from her room. The sheriff is in charge of the hospital’s security, but deputies didn’t search the building until nine days after her disappearance. The city paid the patient’s family $3 million to settle a lawsuit.
Gee, you think it might have something to do with a vehicle?
The mood on migration in Sweden appears to have shifted dramatically this year, with a majority of people now saying they want the Nordic nation to take in fewer asylum seekers.
The most recent survey, conducted in autumn and winter, found that 52 per cent of respondents said Sweden should slow the migrant flow, with only 26 per cent opposed to the idea.
By contrast, Swedes asked the same question in 2015 were almost evenly split on the issue — 40 per cent said they felt the country should be receiving fewer asylum seekers, whilst 37 per cent wanted to see the influx continue.
Before and after Sharia Law: A cautionary tale
Well, this is what you get with a ‘generous’ refugee policy
Thousands of former Taliban fighters may have entered Germany over the past two years among an influx of more than a million migrants and refugees, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.
Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) informed security officials that thousands of migrants had identified themselves as former Taliban insurgents during the asylum application process, the magazine said.
It added that at least 70 Afghan men were being investigated by Germany’s over-stretched chief federal prosecutor, though it was not clear whether all of them were suspected of being active Taliban militants.
Soros’ Open Society Foundation has donated $100,000 to a Baltimore legal fund, created by a number of open borders groups, to pay for lawyers for illegal immigrants as they try to avoid deportation.
The Southeast Baltimore Open Society Foundation’s Director Diana Morris said illegal immigrants feel as though they are “under attack” by President Donald Trump’s administration, according to the Baltimore Sun, failing to mention that the vast majority of illegal immigrants deported from the U.S. had committed crimes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has just woken up to the fact that terrorists have been entering her country under the guise of would-be asylum seekers. “There is no doubt that among the so many people who have sought shelter in our country were also persons who have become the focus of the security authorities,” Chancellor Merkel acknowledged. However, as if to exculpate herself from any responsibility, she added, “we should not forget that our country was already in the sights of Islamic terrorism before the many refugees came to us.” Her latter observation begs the question as to why she was so reckless in opening up Germany’s borders to a veritable flood of refugees, without any careful screening, in the first place.
“Today we live in a time when international politics is a battlefield,” Prime Minister Orbán said on Easter Sunday. “The independence and freedom of European nations are at stake. And at the centre of the battlefield is migration.”
“This is what our future stands or falls on,” he said, “the fate of Europe. The question is whether the character of European nations will be determined by the same spirit, civilisation, culture and mentality as in our parents’ and grandparents’ time, or by something completely different.”
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has vowed to dismantle the country’s migrant camps, following the outbreak of a fire that largely destroyed the Grande-Synthe migrant camp at Dunkirk.
The fire, which was reportedly started deliberately following a fight between rival Kurdish and Afghan migrant groups within the camp, injured at least 10 people and left hundreds homeless.
According to police, a man in his mid-twenties from – NORTH AFRICA – was arrested at a refugee home in Borsdorf near Leipzig in the early hours of Saturday. Police reported that the arrest had prevented a potential “acute crime” after state authorities in Saxony received evidence on Friday.
Local newspaper Leipziger Volkszeitung reported that the man was suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin, and is also believed to have made a bomb threat on February 8th that triggered a major police operation in the town.
Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo said they neutralised an explosive device found in a busy area of downtown Oslo and said they had arrested a suspect.
Norway was put on high alert after neighbouring Sweden suffered a truck attack in the capital that killed four people and injured 15.
Police Chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the Oslo device, initially described as “bomb-like,” was an explosive. The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralized.
That’s what’s now called a “Known Wolf”.
And it’s almost as if people are afraid to really investigate someone’s background especially if they register on the terrorism/radical islam radar screen.
Or maybe that’s not a bug, but a feature?
The driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that careered into crowds on Stockholm’s largest shopping street, killing four and injuring many more, is believed to be a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan previously known to the security services.
The country’s national police chief, Dan Eliason, confirmed reports that the suspect was aged 39 and from the central Asian country. He added that he had previously been named in security information but was not recently under investigation, describing the suspect as “a more marginal character”.
The West sucks at vetting.
Either we’re going to have to improve how this is done or more people are going to die.
Now, does anyone have any problems with the concept that if the background of a refugee or immigrant can’t be properly investigated, the best plan is that we do not let them into our country?
Chancellor Merkel faced stern criticism from German officials after her open door refugee policy saw up to a million people enter the country in 2015.
Now a study by the country’s Bertelsmann Foundation has claimed the majority of Germans feel their nation is unable to cope with any further increases in immigration.
The study shows a huge surge in opposition to allowing more refugees to enter Germany – rising from 40 per cent in 2015 to 54 per cent.
But the vast majority of Germans still said they felt immigrants and refugees currently inside the European superpower’s borders were “very welcome, or quite welcome”.
A HOST of EU countries are set to demand Poland and Hungary accept their quota of migrants or they will face being booted out of the crumbling bloc. Both countries have ignored EU proposals to relocate 160,000 migrants and the rest of the bloc is set to take action to ensure they share the burden.
A new Ipsos poll Wednesday commissioned by Global News shows over 90% of Canadians believe the Liberals’ approach to dealing with asylum seekers is in dire need of changes.
As Ipsos CEO Darrell Bricker put it, “For Canadians it’s not either a discussion about compassion or a discussion about security, it’s a discussion about rules.
“Regardless of your views on immigration in general, there’s an overall perspective among Canadians that rules must make sense, and they must be followed.”