Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Crime

1961 Supreme Court Decision Likely to Decide Sanctuary City Issue

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, June 17, 2019:  

When three Cleveland police officers demanded entry into Dollree Mapp’s home in 1957, she demanded to see a search warrant. They didn’t have one. They were looking for a bombing suspect. When they returned a few hours later, they claimed they now had a search warrant but didn’t show it to her. They entered her home anyway and didn’t find the suspect. Instead they found some “lewd” literature, possession of which was illegal under Ohio law.

She was tried, convicted, and sentenced for possession. Her conviction was upheld by the Ohio Supreme Court but reversed by the Supreme Court in 1961:

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Virginia Beach Shooting Gives Gun-Grabbers Another Opportunity

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, June 1, 2019: 

The shooting at a state government office building in Virginia late Friday afternoon by an employee seeking revenge over being fired from his job is already giving anti-gunners another opportunity to promote their anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment agenda.

DeWayne Craddock, a 40-year-old former engineer with the city’s public utilities department, planned his attack carefully in advance. Police reported that over recent weeks he legally purchased a number of firearms including the .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and semi-automatic rifle that he used in his attack. He chose the perfect time to commit his crime:

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There is a Judge Who Sits in Judgment of the Supremes When They Reconsider Roe v. Wade

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, May 31, 2019: 

Pro-abortion advocates are right about one thing: the Supreme Court will shortly have another opportunity to overturn Roe v. Wade. Several states are making certain of it.

And when they do, those judges should remember that the Judge of the universe will be looking on and holding them to the highest standard.

He not only commanded the Israelites, “Thou Shall Not Kill” – meaning murder – He instructed the psalmist to warn them specifically against murdering children and babies:

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With Illinois Abortion Bill, National Battle Lines Being Drawn Over Roe v. Wade

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, May 30, 2019: 

The passage of Illinois Representative Kelly Cassidy’s Reproductive Health Act by the Democrat-controlled Illinois House on Tuesday laid out clearly the sharp divide between pro-life and pro-abortion supporters. Count Cassidy on the pro-abortion side.

Her bill now heads to the Democrat-controlled State Senate, which is all but certain to approve it, and then it’s on to Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker, who said in a statement that he “looks forward to signing it into law.”

The Reproductive Health Act would rescind previous prohibitions on some late-term abortions, along with a 45-year-old law demanding criminal penalties against doctors performing abortions.

Part of Cassidy’s motivation is

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Bilderberg Meeting 2019: Nothing to See Here; Move Along

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

From a distance the gathering of some 130 wealthy and influential people in Montreux, Switzerland, starting tomorrow looks benign enough. The website of the Bilderberg Group says it’s just “an annual forum for informal discussions, designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America.… It’s a forum for informal discussions about major issues.… There is no detailed agenda, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued.”

The group even posts its agenda items, which include “informal discussions” about Brexit, climate “change,” and the future of capitalism. All designed to put any seeker of the truth to sleep.

But a closer look reveals a much darker, more insidious and more dangerous agenda. First,

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Dems Stoop to New Low With Ad-hominem Attacks on Trump

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, May 24, 2019: 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has run out of arguments and is now stooping to the lowest form of argumentation: ad hominem attacks on the president. The New American covered the “blow up” of Wednesday’s three-minute meeting between Trump and Pelosi at the White House. Pelosi initiated the firestorm by accusing the president of a coverup before a left-wing group just hours before the meeting.

On Thursday, she added fuel to that firestorm by telling NBC News that Trump’s actions were “villainous” after earlier suggesting that Trump’s family and/or staff should “intervene” in order to remove him from his position as president.

Naturally, the president struck back, telling reporters Thursday afternoon that “she’s a mess.… I watched Nancy and she was all crazy yesterday.”

Pelosi is determined to get the facts to the American people:

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For Whom Is Nancy Pelosi Laboring?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, May 24, 2019: 

One seeking to know more about Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Speaker of the House of Representatives, would have to look behind the media’s headlines. But from time to time she reveals for whom she is laboring.

On Wednesday, just hours before she was to meet with the president to talk about infrastructure funding, she addressed an outfit called the Center for American Progress (CAP) at their IDEAS conference.

The CAP is a far-left political machine funded by George Soros through his Joyce Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates through their foundation, and the embassy of the United Arab Republic (UAE). Also pouring millions into CAP are the Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs, the Bank of America, Google, Time Warner, Walmart, and Citigroup. CAP was founded by Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, John Podesta, and had such close ties to the Obama administration that it was responsible for crafting much of its far-left agenda. It is a key member of the Shadow Party, a network of non-profit activist groups organized by Soros and others to advance the Democratic Party’s socialist agenda.

In other words, Pelosi had just come from addressing a key Deep State player on her way to meeting with the president.

What she said at the CAP conference effectively ended that meeting with the president before it even got started. She told her rapt audience:

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“I Don’t Do Coverups”: Trump Walks Out of Meeting With Top Dems

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, May 23, 2019: 

The mainstream media blamed President Trump for abruptly ending Wednesday’s meeting with top Democrats to discuss infrastructure funding. They included the Associated Press, CNBC and the New York Times. The Times’ headline was indicative: “Trump, Angered by ‘Phony’ Inquiries, Blows up Meeting with Pelosi and Schumer.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made incendiary remarks about the president to a left-wing group just before the meeting with the president was scheduled to begin, and this caused Trump to end the meeting.

Here’s the timeline from Wednesday:

8:30 a.m.: The president held a meeting with several of his aides to prepare for the conference with the Democrats, scheduled for 11:45. The topic to be discussed was the country’s infrastructure and how to provide funding for it. Although all such funding bills begin in the House, the president has taken a leading role in pushing for it. He expressed hope for a breakthrough at the meeting while his aides were, according to sources, less than optimistic about such an outcome.

10:00 a.m.: Pelosi addressed the left-wing Center for American Progress IDEAS conference where she verbally and deliberately attacked the president, accusing him of a coverup: “In plain sight, this president is obstructing justice and is engaged in a cover-up. And that could be an impeachable offense.”

11:15 a.m.: As Trump was preparing to meet Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other top Democrats, he learned of Pelosi’s remarks. By the time the meeting started he was visibly angry, according to people in the meeting.

Upon entering the room, the president told those assembled that he wanted to talk about infrastructure funding and was prepared to do so. But in light of Pelosi’s remarks, he ended the meeting and walked out.

Here’s the president’s take on exactly what happened:

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Biden’s Baggage No Hindrance as Polls Show Him Way Ahead of Other Dems

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, May 20, 2019: 

With the latest polls showing Joe Biden increasing his lead over his rivals for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, even new evidence of his negative baggage is failing to shrink his advantage.

According to Real Clear Politics, which averaged the four latest opinion polls of Democrat voters, Biden’s lead is now nearly 20 points ahead of his nearest rival, socialist Bernie Sanders. Capturing support from more than 38 percent of those polled, Biden is leaving his competition in the dust. Sanders scored just 18 percent, while every other announced candidate remains way behind, in the single digits.

Revelations that Biden successfully pushed for a Ukrainian prosecutor to be relieved of his position because he was investigating corruption in a company whose board included his son, Hunter, seemed to have no effect on Biden’s widening lead over his rivals.

That Hunter was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine in 2014 and left further evidence of drug use in 2016 has either been forgotten or is being ignored by Biden’s rivals and the compliant/complacent media.

That the launch attending his official announcement for the presidency over the weekend was poorly attended doesn’t seem to matter either.

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Rhetoric Escalates in Trade War as Trump Targets Huawei

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, May 16, 2019: 

Following Communist China’s reneging on a pending trade “deal,” President Donald Trump backed away, saying that any deal had to be in America’s best interests or there wouldn’t be any deal: “It must be a great deal for the United States or it just doesn’t make any sense,” he declared. He followed his rhetoric by raising tariffs further on some $200 billion worth of Chinese imports into the United States, and he threatened to place tariffs on the remaining $300 billion worth of imports from China.

Last Friday, Trump upped the ante further by signing an executive order banning the import of telecommunications gear from “foreign adversaries” [read: China]. This was followed by the Commerce Department declaring that it was adding Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to its list of companies engaged in activities “that are contrary to American interests.” These moves were a belated recognition that, under Beijing’s command, every Chinese entity — individuals and companies — in the United States is tasked to conduct espionage for the homeland. These moves predictably elicited anger from the Chinese communists. One of its mouthpieces, Global Times, roared:

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Dems Call for More Gun Control After Colorado Shooting

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, May 8, 2019:

The shooting by two students at the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) high school in Highlands Ranch (a suburb of Denver) that left one student dead and eight others wounded, some seriously, predictably elicited calls for more gun control from a number of progressive Democrats. The fact that the school was located just seven miles away from Columbine High School, and that the shooting took place just three weeks after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, was just gravy on that red meat.

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Anti-gunners’ Narrative Blown Up Again by John Lott

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, May 6, 2019: 

John Lott never intended to be a lightning rod in the war over the Second Amendment. He studied to be an economist, hoping to hide out in a think tank somewhere and crank out scholarly articles on economics, heavily laden with statistics. But in 1997, curious about how gun laws might be impacting violent crime, he co-authored an article with a fellow academic at the University of Chicago that concluded that the increasing presence of privately owned firearms was having a favorable impact on gun violence.

He published More Guns, Less Crime in 1998, which altered his professional life direction dramatically. Using his statistician’s mind, he proved that as more and more Americans took advantage of their right to keep and bear arms, gun violence began its decades-long decline.

Critics attacked his analysis, so Lott revised his study, republishing More Guns, Less Crime in 2010. Since then, he has written The Bias Against Guns and founded his Crime Prevention Research Center. Unwittingly, Lott has become what Newsweek called “The Gun Crowd’s Guru.”

And he’s done it again. Anti-gunners have protested that the presence of firearms on school campuses would lead to more violence: teachers should teach and not pack; students could snatch guns away from unsuspecting teachers; accidents could happen; etc., etc. With Texas and Florida proposing to expand the freedom of school teachers to carry concealed on campus, Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Moms Demand Action warned that this “would make school a much more dangerous place for our children.”

The same tune was sung by the Giffords Law Center (GLC), which this writer took to task last month here, calling its study of how teachers were mishandling their firearms “laughable.” (See Sources below)

We wrote at the time:

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John Lott’s Latest Study Refutes Claims That Schools With Armed Teachers Are Dangerous

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, May 6, 2019:

John Lott couldn’t find a single instance of a shooting on a school campus where teachers and staff were permitted to carry concealed, going all the way back to 2000.

John Lott’s latest study refutes claims by anti-gunners that the presence of firearms on school campuses increases the chances of gun violence. President of his Crime Prevention Research Center, Lott’s study answered two questions raised by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Giffords Law Center and others: 1) Does letting teachers carry a firearm on campus and in the classroom increase the chances of gun violence?; and 2) Does the presence of those teachers carrying legally deter mass shooters?

The study, released last month, found: “We don’t need to guess how the policy would work. There has yet to be a single case of someone being wounded or killed from a shooting, let alone a mass public shooting, between 6 AM and midnight at a school that lets teachers carry guns” since at least January 2000. Fears that a student might grab a firearm from a teacher and use it to commit gun violence are groundless as well, said Lott’s study: “Students obtaining teachers guns have not occurred at all.” Appropriately, Lott entitled his study: “Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns are Extremely Safe.”

On the other hand, shootings on campuses where teachers and staff are prohibited from carrying concealed have “increased significantly — doubling [in number] between 2001 and 2008 versus 2009 and 2018.”

The study concluded:

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House Committee Hearings Are Becoming White Noise

This article was published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, May 3, 2019: 

The endless hearings over the Mueller Report are becoming white noise to that part of the voting demographic that Democrats need the most to have any chance of ousting Donald Trump in 2020: the independent voter. As Karl Rove (George W. Bush’s campaign manager and Republican policy wonk) wrote:

House committee chairmen won’t stop trying to oust Mr. Trump. Reps. Jerry Nadler (Judiciary), Adam Schiff (Intelligence), Elijah Cummings (Oversight), and Maxine Waters (Financial Services) will keep issuing demands and subpoenas.

 

The country will have to put up with endless hearings built around five minutes of questions of varying quality by mostly forgettable members of Congress, punctuated by a few moments of drama.

And just who are these “mostly forgettable members?” Without exception they are far-left liberals with simply awful voting records. For those who consider elections as nothing more than popularity contests, voting records mean little. But for those who understand the underpinnings of the republic, they mean everything. The founders built in numerous limitations and restrictions to keep people like Nadler, Schiff, et al from wreaking their totalitarian havoc on the citizenry. As Thomas Jefferson noted: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government; so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so that the second will not become a legalized version of the first.”

This writer prefers the Freedom Index (FI), published by the John Birch Society, because it compares politicians’ voting records to those “chains of the Constitution” and creates an index from zero to 100 depending on how closely their votes hew to those chains and limitations.

For Nadler, his FI is 24 out of 100. Translation:

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Rosenstein Hopes No One Will Notice the Damage He Wrought

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, May 1, 2019: 

Former President Harry Truman said it best: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is taking Truman’s advice: things are likely to get hot for him and he’s getting out while the getting is good.

His letter of resignation to his boss – the one whom he schemed to oust using a wire and the 25th Amendment – was lavish in praise and thin in substance. (His letter is available in Sources below.)

Wrote Rosenstein:

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Deputy AG Rosenstein Resigns, Says Nothing About Mueller Witch Hunt, FISA Surveillance He Ordered

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, April 30, 2019:

In his resignation letter to the president on Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was all sweetness and light:

I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education, and prosperity…. The Department of Justice pursues those goals while operating in accordance with the rule of law. The rule of law is the foundation of America. It secures our freedom, allows our citizens to flourish, and enables our nation to serve as a model of liberty and justice of all.

His letter, which announced his resignation effective May 11, sounded corny. He lavished praise on his boss whom he once considered attempting to oust under the 25th Amendment. He didn’t mention anything about the “wire” he allegedly jokingly suggested wearing as reported by the New York Times.

And he most certainly didn’t mention the pain and suffering he unleashed on his boss by giving Robert Mueller virtual free rein to investigate him and anyone in close proximity to the president in an attempt to find something — anything — to hang around his neck and bring him down.

And Rosenstein didn’t say anything about the five articles of impeachment that were drawn up against him last summer after months of his stalling to provide important and likely revealing documents to a House committee.

Now that the Mueller investigation is over, Rosenstein is heading out the door. It’s clear that he wants to put some distance between himself and his past.

On May 17, 2017 Rosenstein

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Early Polling puts Biden Ahead of Trump

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, April 29, 2019: 

Joe Biden has one thing going for him: he appears to be an affable, low-key, friendly, warm human being, which appeals to independent voters put off by Trump. That was enough to propel him to an eight-point lead over the president in early polling after he officially announced for the presidency on Thursday. It’s clear that voters couldn’t care less about his peccadilloes with a number of women who have accused him of inappropriate touching, kissing, caressing, or smelling, even when they have provided videos of his creepy behavior.

They seem impervious to claims of his shady involvement, along with his son Hunter, with Ukraine. Hunter, it will be remembered, took a lucrative job with a major Ukrainian energy company, but when it became the target of a corruption probe there, the senior Biden used his influence to have the prosecutor fired.

He wasn’t on camera when the following conversation took place with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

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County Sheriff Blasts Colorado’s Red Flag Law on Facebook

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, April 15, 2019:

More than half of Colorado’s county sheriffs are on record opposing the Red Flag (ERPO) bill signed into law by Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Friday. One of them went a very large step further: He posted the reasons for his opposition to it in a carefully crafted, thoughtfully drawn six-page statement on his Facebook page.

Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek wrote that, under the new law to be effective January 1, 2020:

A household/family member could petition the court for an order requiring the Respondent to immediately surrender all firearms and any concealed carry permit. A law enforcement agency could also petition the court for a search warrant, based upon presumptive criminal acts.

 

Upon a judge’s order, without notice, or the accused’s ability to defend charges, his property is taken away. Imagine … their first awareness of an issue is when police arrive at their home stating that they represent the government and are there to confiscate their guns.

 

It’s not hard to imagine how that could elicit conflict, which could easily escalate to a physical encounter, as the defendant attempts to protect their property, placing deputies in immediate danger.

This was the story of Gary Willis, as covered by The New American. Awakened early one morning by sheriff’s deputies from Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Willis answered the door “with a gun in his hand,” according to a department spokesman. According to that spokesman, Willis put his firearm down to read the ERPO but then, apparently recognizing that it wasn’t a legal search warrant issued by a judge in accordance with protections guaranteed to him by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but instead was issued by a local judge under Maryland’s newly minted “red flag” law, he retrieved his firearm.

The spokesman said that Willis “became irate.” In the melee that followed, one of the firearms carried either by one of the deputies, or by Willis, went off. One of the officers then shot Willis dead.

The problems with Colorado’s new law are the same as those with Maryland’s, wrote van Beek:

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Could Trump’s Reelection Results beat Nixon’s in 1972?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, April 15, 2019: 

The Democrat Party seems intent in its own self-immolation. It banked everything on the Mueller Report, knowing that there was something – anything – that the special prosecutor (a Deep State insider) would find that would finally sink the Trump administration into oblivion.

When it didn’t, Democrats shifted gears and moved to obtain Trump’s tax returns, knowing – just certain – that he was hiding something. Once again they are banking everything (what little cred they might have left) on finding something to destroy him and his administration.

If this bet goes against them, the rout in 2020 could be epic. It could be something for the ages. It could even exceed the obliteration of George McGovern and his running mate, Sargent Shriver, in 1972. When the dust had settled, McGovern couldn’t even win his own state, South Dakota. He and Shriver took Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. The McGovern/Shriver ticket won just 37.5 percent of the popular vote to Nixon’s 60.7 percent. In the Electoral College, the defeat was even worse, if possible: McGovern got 17 votes while Nixon got 520.

Following the president’s refusal to meet the demand from the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Richard Neal (D-Mass.), last week, he made another demand:

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Venezuelan Crisis Deepens as U.S. Tries to Isolate Venezuela From Cuba, Russia

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, April 8, 2019:  

During his speech to Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence announced additional sanctions against the rogue Maduro regime running Venezuela: “The United States will continue to exert all diplomatic and economic pressure to bring about a peaceful transition to democracy…. The time has come to liberate Venezuela from Cuba.”

Immediately following his speech, the U.S. Treasury Department levied sanctions on 34 oil tankers owned or operated by PdVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, along with sanctions on two international shipping companies involved in shipping oil from Venezuela to Cuba. Said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin: “Treasury is taking action against vessels and entities transporting oil … providing a lifeline to keep the illegitimate Maduro regime afloat. Cuba continues to profit from, and prop up, the illegitimate Maduro regime through oil-for-repression schemes as they attempt to keep Maduro in power.… Cuba has been an underlying force fueling Venezuela’s descent into crisis.”

Up until Friday, U.S. sanctions on Maduro and members of his Marxist regime have had little impact. Despite international pressure from more than 50 countries supporting Maduro’s opponent, interim president Juan Guaidó,

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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