Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Hit-run rampage suspect enters insanity plea [5/13/08]
In August 2006, Omeed Aziz Popal, a Muslim born in Afghanistan, purposely ran down more than a dozen people in San Francisco after killing a man in Fremont by the same means. See my report from the time of the crime, SUV Jihad in San Francisco?
Naturally, he is pleading insanity rather than jihad. But in a KTVU television segment shortly after the rampage was stopped, a witness reportedly said the driver (Popal) called himself a "terrorist."
- A 31-year-old Fremont man accused running down and trying to kill pedestrians in San Francisco entered a plea today of not guilty by reason of insanity to 35 felony counts.
Omeed Aziz Popal is accused of 16 counts of attempted murder, 16 assault charges and other crimes stemming from the attack Aug. 29, 2006, in which people were run down in at least 11 spots from the Tenderloin to Laurel Heights.
Prosecutors have argued that Popal drove around the city seeking out victims, even circling the block to return to "kill zones" by aiming his Honda Pilot at people prone in the street from his first try.
Did Popal travel to San Francisco to kill Jews? Maybe. Or was his Muslim sensitivity offended by San Franciscans' edgy lifestyles enough to make that city his target? Also possible. And given the political correctness of the "justice" system, we'll probably never know for sure.
Three Mexican police chiefs have requested political asylum in the U.S. as violence escalates in the Mexican drug wars and spills across the U.S. border.
In the past few months, the police officials have shown up at the U.S. border, fearing for their lives, according to Jayson Ahern, the deputy commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.
“They’re basically abandoned by their police officers or police departments in many cases,” Ahern told AP.
Ahern said the Mexican officials — whom he didn’t name — are being interviewed and their cases are under review for possible asylum.
In the most recent high-level assassination, a top-ranking official on a local Mexican police force was shot more than 50 times and killed. Drug-related violence killed more than 2,500 people last year alone in Mexico.
“It’s almost like a military fight,” Ahern said Tuesday. “I don’t think that generally the American public has any sense of the level of violence that occurs on the border.”
As the cartels fight for territory, this carnage spills over to the U.S., Ahern said — from bullet-ridden people stumbling into U.S. territory, to rounds of ammunition coming across U.S. entry ports.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Today it appears as though the illusion that San Francisco is somehow not part of the USA was once again shattered, as ICE agents raided all 11 locations of the El Balazo burrito chain in the Bay Area.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (KGO) -- On Friday, immigration raids swept a popular Bay Area taqueria chain. All 11 local "El Balazo" restaurants were raided and dozens of undocumented workers were arrested and face deportation.
The El Balazo on Marin Street in San Francisco is closed. Earlier, Federal Agents rounded up 62 workers from Mexico and one from Guatemala. Immigration says a number of them may have been living in the Bay Area and working here illegally for years.
The operation came to a climax Friday morning. Simultaneous raids at 11 locations of the El Balazo restaurant chain including this one on Marin Street in San Francisco. I.C.E. Agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement also descended on the El Balazo restaurants in San Ramon, Concord, Pleasanton and other East Bay locations. An immigration official says it started with an on going investigation of the El Balazo chain.
"But as part of this enforcement action we encountered 63 workers at these 11 locations who are working at these establishments, who in the country illegally, and don't have authorization to work in the United States," said Virginia Kice, from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Kice says it is pure coincidence the raids took place on the day after the May Day immigration rally. 11 workers were released almost immediately because of medical conditions including pregnancy. A few of them may have criminal records and a decision will be made later on as to whether they will be taken into custody. No criminal charges have been filed and I.C.E. would not comment on any possible action against the restaurant owner who hired these workers.
No doubt this will cause a new round of whining and moaning from the usual suspects... our wronger than wrong mayor, our idiot supervisors, and the Communist thugs that have somehow managed to gain legitimacy in this town. But, if you read the comments sections on any article, you will see a surprising and encouraging amount of almost unanimous outrage that our borders are open and that illegal alien criminals operate with impunity.
I am not saying, of course, that all illegal aliens are criminals (beyond the crime of breaking into the country in the first place... and possibly the crime of using false documents to work... illegally... ), but clearly many illegal aliens are criminals. That is not my opinion - that is a fact.
A look at any prison, any jail, any police department's most wanted list, at any Hispanic gang line-up, will bring home this basic truth that the racist scum of the anti-borders crowd constantly try to hide... by using the all too predictable tactic of screaming 'racist!' at anyone who doesn't believe that the SW USA should be handed back to Mexico, or believe that it is the obligation of the natives to change their country, language, and culture to suit the immigrants.
Source: ABC7 News
Friday, May 2, 2008
One thing to note: not necessarily the red, white, and green flags, nor even the red, white, and blue... but the preponderance of just plain RED.
It is no great secret that America's Communists have found an ally in the anti-borders contingency. The big banner reading LONG LIVE COMMUNISM should give you a clue!
Given that most illegal immigrants these days come from Socialist countries, or from anti-government populations that believe heavily in Socialism, it is no great surprise that a majority of them want to see America turned into a Socialist state. Some, like Elvira Arellano and her ilk, openly espouse the illegal immigrant's "right to transform this country." Others hind behind the banner of "progressive politics" while preaching open Socialism.
In short, if there is one thing you can say for certain about the anti-border activists, it is that they firmly believe that the government owes them everything - from health care to jobs to citizenship to communications in their native language. They believe this to the core of their being - and believe just as strongly that it is the obligation of Americans to give them everything, without so much as a thank you in return.
This is not my opinion... it is a fact. The evidence is all around us every day.
And if you idiot liberals honestly believe that these people see you as somehow 'better' than the rest of America for your support... they don't. You're just another goddamn gringo. And a stupid, gullible one at that.