Wednesday, March 15, 2017
One reason why Trump wants to build a wall and kick illegals out
A NOTORIOUS street gang dubbed “world’s most feared” is allegedly sacrificing underage girls in “Satanic rituals”, US police say.
More than a dozen members of the LA-based, Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, have been charged in connection with at least eight murders, many involving high school students, across the US since last month.
While MS-13 has long been associated with devil worship and uses plenty of Satanic symbolism, including its trademark “devil’s horns” hand signal, it is the first time evidence of members’ alleged participation in Satanic murders has been presented in the US.
In recent days, horror details of MS-13 crimes have been revealed in police documents tendered in two separate court cases underway in New York and Texas.
Two El Salvadoran illegal immigrants, Miguel Alvarez-Flores, 22, and Diego Hernandez-Rivera, 18, have been indicted in the alleged murder of a 15-year-old girl as part of a Satanic ritual as well as the kidnap, torture and rape of two other teens.
A 14-year-old girl who was allegedly held hostage in a Houston apartment by purported MS-13 leader Alvarez-Flores, his co-accused Hernandez-Rivera and four other gang members in January, is at the centre of the prosecution.
The girl told police she was plied with alcohol and drugs, sexually assaulted by a gang member called “Flaco” and held down while Alvarez-Flores tattooed an image of the Grim Reaper stretching from her knee to her foot, according to court documents cited by ABC 13.
She told police that during her 18 days in captivity, she met another hostage, a young girl called “Genesis”, whom she claimed was later murdered for insulting a Satanic shrine Alvarez-Florez had set up.
Alvarez-Flores then made a show of appeasing Satan by placing a lit cigarette on a Satanic statue at the centre of the shrine before declaring that “material” objects no longer satisfied Satan. Instead, “the Beast wants another soul”, he said, according to police documents.
The 14-year-old claimed when she woke up the following morning, Genesis had vanished.
On February 16, the shot and tortured body of female believed to be aged between 15 and 25 was found. Police struggled to identify her for almost two weeks before confirming her remains belonged to Genesis Conejo, a 15-year-old reported missing by her family, who believed she may have run off with an older man.
One night during her confinement, she observed an incident where Genesis made an outburst against a shrine dedicated to the gang members’ satanic beliefs,” the prosecutor said.
In the courtroom, Hernandez-Rivera brushed his nose.
“Diabolico (Alvarez-Flores) was offended at the outburst,” the prosecutor said. He approached the statue and offered it a cigarette. Then he walked back to the other gang members.
“The beast did not want a material offering, but wanted a soul,” Alvarez-Flores said, according to the prosecutor.
When the girl next woke, Genesis was gone.
She reappeared on the morning of February 16, dead in the middle of a street near Houston’s Chinatown area — no ID, a ring of little elephants around one finger.
She had a bullet hole in her head, and another in her chest, both of which appeared to have been fired at close range, police said.
It took detectives some time to piece together what happened. But last week SWAT officers raided the apartment and arrested Alvarez-Flores and Hernandez-Rivera — both of whom allegedly admitted involvement in the girl’s death.
“Prepare yourself; it is your turn,” Alvarez-Flores told Hernandez-Rivera after he returned from the shrine, prosecutors allege. “He knew this was an order by his leader to kill” Genesis.
A group of gang members then drove off with Genesis, telling her they were going to meet a marijuana dealer. Instead, they pulled over and instructed the teen to sit on the grass on the side of the road.
Police allege Alvarez-Flores pulled out a pistol and waved it at Hernandez-Rivera, who took it and shot the girl.
In a separate case, 10 MS-13 members have been indicted over seven murders, including the slaying of two young girls, in New York’s Long Island.
Best friends Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, were beaten with baseball bats and hacked with a machete during an attack that began when gang members spotted them walking together in Brentwood.
The attack was allegedly in retaliation for derogatory comments Kayla had made about MS-13’s presence at her high school.
The accused men — all illegal immigrants from El Salvador or Honduras, and are among 13 people charged with crimes including racketeering and multiple counts of conspiracy to murder.
One of them was deported to El Salvador back in 2010 and sneaked back into the US by July 14, 2014, when he allegedly murdered Jose Lainez-Murcia, his co-worker at a landscaping company.
“The day Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas were heinously murdered, the Suffolk County Police Department made a commitment to their families and to the residents of Brentwood that justice would be served, Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini said, Fox News reported. “Today, in collaboration with the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office, we have delivered on that promise.”
Elmer Lopez and German Cruz and two other fugitives have been charged with the murder of Peña-Hernandez, who police allege was a MS-13 member and killed because he was suspected of violating gang rules.
A third juvenile MS-13 member has been charged with the Peña-Hernandez murder. Police say victim was killed in June 2016, but his badly decomposed remains were not recovered until October.
Police also found the bodies of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta and 15-year-old Miguel Garcia-Moran in a remote industrial area of the town. Acosta had been missing since May, and Garcia-Moran vanished in last February. None of the suspects indictedlast week have been charged with their murders.
Police have said MS-13 is the largest gang on Long Island with Suffolk County “cliques” concentrated in the villages of Brentwood, Huntington, Copiague, Farmingdale, and Islip. The gang has been blamed for 30 other killings on Long Island since 2010. “For far too long, MS-13 has been meting out their own version of the death penalty,” New York Attorney Robert Capers said.
Since the killings, Suffolk County police have arrested more than 125 suspected MS-13 gang members in Brentwood and elsewhere.
There are an estimated 100,000 MS-13 members worldwide, between 10,000 and 20,000 of them in the US.
Charles Murray’s Crime: Telling Liberals They Are Making Things Worse
Do you know the higher education version of the dog-ate-my-homework excuse? It is: “outside agitators.” We heard it from Berkeley at the beginning of February, and now we just got it from the president of Middlebury College, who has written that she was shocked, shocked that activism was taking place on her campus on the occasion of a visit by libertarian intellectual Charles Murray. But not to worry:
"We believe that many of these protestors were outside agitators, but there are indications that Middlebury College students were involved as well"
So that’s all right.
The rest of us are waiting for the arrests, expulsions, suspensions, and general disregard for due process that apply when, e.g., a conservative student dares to publish a video rant by his class teacher.
On the other hand, there is nothing like flat-out liberal injustice to keep the Trump brigade in full fighting trim.
It is appropriate, of course, that the lefty social justice warriors at Middlebury College would want to shut up Charles Murray. His life work is a searing indictment of liberal welfare state policy. He is saying, in every sentence: Hello liberals, your grand plan isn’t working. In fact, you are making things worse.
I looked at my bookshelf and found four of Murray’s books immediately. Let’s quickly rehearse what they argue.
In Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980 Murray argues that liberals were so confident that their Great Society programs would succeed that they instrumented them with social science research. But when the science settled out it showed that the programs didn’t work. The liberal response? Bupkis.
In The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life Murray worried that our current educational and cultural system was segregating people by intelligence, and this was favoring the intelligent against the not-so-intelligent. Murray got into trouble because he pointed out that African Americans tested low on IQ tests. You are not allowed to say this in America and so Charles Murray must be a racist. If what he was saying were true it would mean that liberals were making things worse for African Americans. QED: Murray is a racist liar.
Then Murray did something really racist. He wrote Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. If he was not allowed to write about blacks, then he would rewrite The Bell Curve for whites only. People of Color need not apply. In Coming Apart Murray argues that the top 25 percent of whites is doing fine, with great careers and merger marriages; the middle half of whites is doing only fair; and the bottom 30 percent, living in places like white-working-class Fishtown in Philadelphia, is in trouble: the men don’t work much and the women don’t marry much. Remember, this is just about white people. Nothing to do with People of Color.
Of course, there’s more. In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State speaks for itself. Murray proposes a curious mechanical idea, to give adult Americans a basic income of $10,000 per year instead of welfare. The idea is to attach money to useless young men. This would encourage young women to marry the fathers of their children, and then start playing “Why Don’t You Do Right” to hubby over the smartphone.
With By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission Murray gets radical. He proposes to mount a frontal attack on the administrative state and its regulations. All he needs is a billionaire to fund a foundation to hire lawyers and make life miserable for the middle-level bureaucrats that put out the regulations that have strangled the U.S. economy during the Obama years. These middle-level lifers want a quiet life. Murray’s Rottweiler lawyers will make that impossible.
Golly, that is five books already and I haven’t even mentioned Human Accomplishment which I also have floating around here somewhere.
You can see why Charles Murray must not be allowed to infect Middlebury College and pollute the special snowflakes that teach and study there. Why, a man that spends his life writing Wrongthink books like Losing Ground, The Bell Curve, Coming Apart, and the rest is just not who we are. And so the only thing to do is to bring in the outside agitators and then be shocked, shocked when the resulting demonstrations are only “mostly peaceful.”
I suppose that this is a good sign for conservatives. With their hysteria and their “mostly peaceful” protests liberals are unwittingly telling us they are out of ideas.
The problem is that if liberals won’t sit down and at least give a respectful hearing to a gentlemanly scholar like Charles Murray and his judgements on their policies then the only way to reverse the liberal failures will be through more robust methods of less gentlemanly folks.
Which is why we have President Trump.
Alt-Left Insanity: Can We Have a Day Without Whiny, Male Liberals, Too?
This week was the Day Without “Some” Women. Hopefully, next we’ll get a day without liberal men, too. We saw lefties proclaim that women shouldn’t work on International Women’s Day, essentially arguing that the way for women to get ahead is for them to skip work. That’s advice given by no boss ever. But it worked for the lazy lefties of Alexandria, Va., who opted out of teaching the children and decided to make parents do the job they were paid to do.
Our friends over at Fusion even bothered to interview some of the strikers in a piece headlined oh so subtly: “Talking to 11 NYC women (and one man) on Women’s Day about striking, Trump, and why capitalism sucks.” Yes, this is the site of an actual, alleged news organization. Anyhow, the comments from strikers include: When one couple was asked “Is this your first protest?” the “reporter” got an illuminating answer: “No! We try to go to one every week. We’re retired now.”
That cuts to the heart of the alt-lefty protest movement and why media and especially Republicans on the Hill need to ignore it. It’s not a tidal wave of growing opposition. It’s a group of people who do it as a vocation or even a vacation. Here’s the rest of the actual quote: “Sunday it was Standing Rock. [To her wife] Honey, what was the other one we went to on Saturday? There was Not My President, Planned Parenthood. Oh—and every day we make calls to our representatives in Minnesota.”
So let’s count on the alt-left for even more crazy from the previous week:
The Global Socialist Workers Paradise: So you thought the bogus strike was an event for women? Nope. Thanks to our friends at whackjob, lefty Fusion, it’s clear this was one more chance to put the red brigades into the street to protest President Trump.
Fusion, the voice of “The Resistance,” complained the holiday isn’t left-wing enough. Actual quote: “In the United States, International Women’s Day—much the same as the mainstream feminist movement—has been whitewashed, stripped of its origins in the socialist and labor movements, disconnected from its more radical global contemporaries, and repackaged as an anodyne, symbolic holiday in which corporations urge you to send cute gifs to your girlfriends.”
They were courteous enough show how sincerely nuts the largely Soros-funded strike organizers were. Actual quote from said organizers: “The idea is to mobilize women, including trans women, and all who support them in an international day of struggle—a day of striking, marching, blocking roads, bridges, and squares, abstaining from domestic, care and sex work, boycotting, calling out misogynistic politicians and companies, striking in educational institutions.” Libs: Strike while the iron is hot. Hey wait, is that a household chores comment?
Even Liberals Can’t Say They Persisted: Lefties might be getting tattoos about persisting, but they are limits to how much even they can handle. Like eight hours of boring pro LGBTQIAetc propaganda. No one wants to see that.
Witness the silly ABC docudrama (more drama than documentary) “When We Rise.” It was standard awful lefty agenda garbage, featuring numerous attacks on conservatives and this cool actual quote: “I say we just get rid of all the heterosexuals. They're so boring.”
But this was so bad even liberals couldn’t stomach it. During a recent Q&A, Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever was asked why the show “got only a cursory mention in the Post.” Here’s his priceless actual quote: “I did watch and it put me to sleep, over and over. Boring, clumsy, self-important – all the things you don't want to be when telling the great gay American story.
I know we're SUPPOSED to watch it, but there is such a thing as gaysplaining, and I can't imagine why ABC thought four nights of that was a good idea. My time this week, both as a gay American and as a TV critic, was better spent reviewing the Oscars and the extra-incredibly fabulous ‘Feud: Bette and Joan.’ Sorry – choices have to be made.”
So even a self-described “gay” TV critic at a liberal news outlet couldn’t stand that much lefty agenda. Yay, common ground!
Don’t Believe The SPLC: It’s spring, the time to spring forward and fall back. In the case of the media, they are falling back on racist allegations from more than 50 years ago. To do that, they need to rely on a group that simply can’t be trusted – the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Just ask Floyd Lee Corkins. He’s the dangerous nutbag that looked at the SPLC website before he decided to shoot people at the Family Research Council. He relied on the group’s “Hate Map” and decided to go shoot the haters.
You can find bios claiming several prominent conservatives are “extremists” such as the American Family Association’s talented host Bryan Fischer, FRC’s esteemed Gen. Jerry Boykin, and even FRC’s respected leader Tony Perkins.
Both lefty and traditional news outlets still refer to the SPLC as a hate expert when it’s more accurate to call it a hate group. Actual quote from a Salon interview with Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC’s humorously named Intelligence Project on whether Trump can be blamed for hate crimes: “I do not think there’s any question that Trump is the cause.”
The article goes on to cite inflated hate crime stats that ignore the huge number of hate crimes that have been found to be entirely bogus, undermining the problem of actual crimes. The article ends, of course, with claims about “the parallels to the 1930s in Europe.” Because what good piece of alt-left lunacy doesn’t have Nazi links in it today?
Australia: Face cover ban for Victorian protests
Victoria will introduce laws banning face coverings at protests as authorities warn "idiots" not to try to disrupt the end of the Moomba festival.
Police made 53 arrests at the festival on Saturday night and Attorney-General Martin Pakula says they will be ready again if there was trouble as the event wrapped up.
"There seems to be a small band of idiots who want to chance their arm," Mr Pakula told reporters on Monday.
"All I can say to those people is Victoria Police is ready for you, they demonstrated that on Saturday night, and no doubt they'll demonstrate it again if anyone is stupid enough to try it on."
Moomba descended into violent riots last year as groups of youths battled each other in Melbourne's streets.
That incident - and other political protests that turned violent - has prompted the state to propose laws banning face coverings at protests.
Mr Pakula said the laws were meant to be ready earlier, but had been complex to draft.
They will give police the power to arrest people with covered faces if they believe the coverings are for avoiding detection or to prevent the use of capsicum spray.
Mr Pakula said the laws will be introduced into Parliament next week.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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