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

The Real Reactionaries Are Anti-gun Politicians Who Seek to Punish Law-abiding Citizens for Criminals’ Lawlessness

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, January 27,  2020: 

“If a crime involves the use of a firearm, it must be the firearm’s fault” is almost the automatic reaction of anti-gun politicians plagued by crime in their jurisdictions. Since guns were involved in all three of the shootings that occurred in Seattle, Washington last week, politicians are threatening to infringe further on law-abiding gun owners’ precious rights in retaliation.

Following the third shooting in Seattle in as many days, Mayor Jenny Durkan said “We will not allow this to be the new normal. We know gun violence is preventable and are taking urgent action.”

A similar statement was issued by Congressional Representative Democrat Pramila Jayapal, who pointed to the need for stronger gun controls.

The shooting Wednesday night in front of a McDonald’s located in Seattle’s high crime area was gang-related. One of the three thugs was wounded while the other two bolted but were later apprehended by police. Seven bystanders caught in the crossfire following an argument were either killed or wounded.

The thug who was wounded, 21-year-old Jamel Jackson, was booked into jail for unlawful possession of a firearm following being treated at a local hospital. The other two who bolted from the scene

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Seattle Politicos Call for More Gun Control Following Third Shooting in Three Days

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, January 24, 2020: 

Following the third shooting in Seattle in as many days, Mayor Jenny Durkan said on Thursday, “We will not allow this to be the new normal. We know gun violence is preventable and are taking urgent action.”

A similar statement was issued by Representative Democrat Pramila Jayapal, who pointed to the need for stronger gun control.

The shooting Wednesday night in front of a McDonald’s located in Seattle’s high-crime area was gang-related. One of the three thugs was wounded, while the other two bolted but were later apprehended by police. Seven bystanders caught in the crossfire following an argument were either killed or wounded.

The thug who was wounded, 21-year-old Jamel Jackson, was booked into jail for unlawful possession of a firearm following being treated at a local hospital. The other two who bolted from the scene were captured shortly afterwards. Between the three of them, they have a history of more than 65 arrests for numerous felonies and misdemeanors and yet, despite Seattle’s strict gun controls, they were able to obtain the firearms they used in the gang war.

Marquise Latrelle Tolbert has been arrested 21 times, convicted of three felonies and 12 gross misdemeanors. William Ray Tolliver has been arrested 44 times, convicted of one felony, 18 gross misdemeanors, and one misdemeanor. Both are 24 years old.

Police Chief Carmen Best said the shooting was

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Critics of “Red Flag” Laws Said They Would Be Abused, and so They Are

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, January 22, 2020: 

From the beginning, critics of “red flag” laws have warned about their potential abuse by people seeking to harass, intimidate, and punish perceived enemies who legally own firearms without having to charge them with a crime. ERPOs (extreme risk protection orders) avoid the necessity of having to conform to the U.S. Constitution’s 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments. These guarantee “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures … and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause.” They further mandate that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.”

Red flag laws have turned these guarantees on their heads, as explained by Raheem Williams. Writing for the Foundation of Economic Education, Williams noted:

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Judge Denies Red Flag Demand Because Petitioner Lied

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, January 21, 2020: 

Chief Judge Stephen Howard in Fort Collins, Colorado, last Thursday denied a “red flag” (aka “extreme risk protection order,” or ERPO) petition from Susan Holmes against a police officer because she lied on the form. It was the fifth petition to be filed since January 1, when Colorado’s new “red flag” law became effective.

Holmes thought she could use the new law to punish the police officer who shot and killed her son in self-defense in 2017. She’s been carrying a grudge ever since.

Back in 2017, Susan, the mother of 19-year-old Jeremy, called the police because Jeremy was threatening to kill his brother. When Colorado State University (CSU) police officer Phillip Morris and his partner confronted Jeremy, they demanded that he put down the knife he was brandishing. The video from the body cam Morris was wearing can be viewed online. In a span of less than two minutes, Morris demanded that Jeremy put down his knife more than 30 times. Jeremy can be heard saying that he didn’t want to live and asking the officers to shoot him. When Morris started to reholster his sidearm in order to access his Taser, Jeremy ran toward Morris. Four rounds were fired by the officers, and Jeremy was dead.

Ever since then,

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No Mention of China’s Human Rights Violations During Trade Deal Signing

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 

Missing during the self-congratulatory handshaking that accompanied the signing of the Phase One trade deal on Wednesday was any mention that China remains one of the worst offenders of human rights in the world, if not in all of human history. It wouldn’t have been politic to bring up such a sordid subject. One wouldn’t want to spoil the mood. For the millions suffering from human-rights abuses and violations in China, the silence was deafening.

A week ago, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China issued its report on those abuses, stating that “the human rights and rule of law conditions in China continued to worsen this past year.” The 24-page report expounded and expanded on those abuses:

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CNN Settles $275 Million Defamation Lawsuit Brought by Covington Student

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, January 8, 2020: 

Fox19 out of Newport, Kentucky, was the first to announce the out of court settlement of a $275 million defamation lawsuit brought against CNN by Nicholas Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High School (CovCath).

The lawsuit stemmed from an incident that CNN transformed into a transmission belt for its anti-Trump hatred. Following the incident last January at the Lincoln Memorial, CNN declared that Sandmann, then a junior at CovCath, was a racist. The network repeated the canard that Sandmann had confronted a Native American while wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) baseball cap, thus proving that Trump is a racist along with his followers.

Two videos released in the days following the event (see Sources below for links) showed no such thing, but by that time it was too late. For seven days, CNN, along with the Washington Post and NBC, promoted the lie. In fact, that additional footage showed that it was a hate group called the Black Hebrew Israelites that initially provoked the confrontation by hurling racial slurs and epithets at the students as they were waiting for their bus following a March for Life event. Nathan Phillips, part of a separate event taking place nearby, the Indigenous Peoples March, saw his opportunity and confronted the students.

Sandmann’s lead attorney, L. Lin Wood, said that “CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attack on Nicholas than the Washington Post. And CNN goes into millions of homes. They really went after Nicholas with the idea that he was part of a mob that was attacking the Black Hebrew Israelites, yelling racist slurs at the Black Hebrew Israelites. Totally false.”

The 15-minute YouTube video Wood created has been viewed more than two million times. In its lede into the video he published last February, he wrote, “Two weeks ago, the mainstream media, politicians, church officials, commentators, and celebrities rushed to judgment to wrongfully condemn, threaten, disparage and vilify Nick Sandmann based solely on a few seconds of an out-of-context video clip. It only takes 15 minutes to learn the truth. Here it is.”

Added Wood: “If you took the time to look at the full context of what happened that day, Nicholas Sandmann did absolutely nothing wrong. He was, as I’ve said to others, the only adult in the room. But you have a situation where CNN couldn’t resist the idea that here’s a guy with a young boy, that Make America Great Again cap on. So they go after him.”

And for that “rushing to judgment,” CNN is paying a steep price. Although the amount of the settlement of the $275 million lawsuit remains undisclosed, CNN’s reputation as a reliable reporter of the news has been further besmirched.

Wood held nothing back in his filing of Sandman’s lawsuit against CNN:

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U.S. Officials Say North Korea’s Promise of a “Christmas Gift” Could Be Missile Launch

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, December 23, 2019: 

North Korea’s “engine test” on December 8 — described by North Korean military officials as “crucial” in its development of long-range missiles — has U.S. officials worried. They worry that it’s a sign that all further negotiations over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula are off the table. They worry that North Korea’s “rocket man,” Kim Jong-un, will light off a missile to test President Trump’s resolve, perceiving Trump to be vulnerable while under pressure from his impeachment threat and his reelection chances next year.

On December 3, Ri Thae Song, North Korea’s minster of foreign affairs, said that recent calls by Washington for another round of talks between President Trump and Kim are “nothing but a foolish trick hatched to keep [North Korea] bound to dialogue and use it in favor of the political situation and election in the U.S.… What is left is entirely up to the U.S. [as to] what Christmas gift it will select to get.”

North Korea first detonated a nuclear device in 2006. During the early months of the Trump administration, the North Korean dictator decided to test the mettle of the new president by

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Enjoy the Pause in the Impeachment Action. It Won’t Last Long.

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, December 23, 2019:

Like two sumo wrestlers circling each other at the beginning of a match, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Democrat) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican) are each waiting for the other to make the first move.

The analogy is imperfect: one of the wrestlers can’t wrestle, doesn’t want to wrestle, and knows the outcome if she does wrestle.

After rushing to judgment, Pelosi now wants to delay the process, using the flimsiest of excuses: “We cannot name managers [to present our case to the Senate] until we see what the process is on the Senate side. So far, we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called her move a stall and a comedy:

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Black Lives Matter Spawned by a Self-Defense Shooting Eight Years Ago

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, December 6, 2019: 

Three Marxists needed a “cause célèbre” and the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in February 2012 served perfectly. From that incident arose Black Lives Matter (BLM), an entity which continues to plague our society, and local police, to this day.

The lawsuit filed by Zimmerman on Tuesday against Martin’s parents, their family attorney, and related parties for $100 million is serving to remind readers that big gates often swing on little hinges.

On the surface, the self-defense shooting should have been covered adequately by the local paper in Sanford, Florida: “Night watchman attacked, kills attacker in self-defense.” End of story.

Except that the attacker was black and the defender was white

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George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin’s Parents, Others for $100 Million Claiming Coverup During His Trial

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, December 5, 2019: 

In a lawsuit filed by his attorney on Tuesday, George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who was forced to defend himself using deadly force against Trayvon Martin the night of February 26, 2012, claimed that many parties involved in his trial fabricated evidence in an attempt to convict him of murder.

Their efforts failed when he was found not guilty. But the manipulations behind the attempt to convict Zimmerman of murder just recently came to light. Hence the lawsuit.

Zimmerman named Martin’s parents, Martin’s alleged girlfriend and her coached “stand in,” the Martin family attorney, the prosecutor, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the lawsuit, claiming that each of them had a hand in “conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of [Martin’s girlfriend] who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin’s death, by substituting an imposter and fake witness … to assist in committing perjury in sworn testimony to cause the arrest, prosecution, and sentencing to life in prison of George Zimmerman, as well as causing a federal investigation and prosecution of Zimmerman for civil rights violations.”

That’s a mouthful and sounds like grist for a John Grisham legal thriller.

Grisham should have such an imagination. The evidence came to light when a third party, Joel Gilbert, was doing a backgrounder on a documentary he was developing about Florida politico Andrew Gillum. Gillum served as city commissioner for Tallahassee when Zimmerman was forced to defend himself and later became mayor of Tallahassee.

Let Gilbert tell his story:

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Americans Arming Themselves at Record Rates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, December 3, 2019:  

Rising anti-gun rhetoric from Democrat presidential hopefuls, and the entry of anti-gun Michael Bloomberg into the fray last week, has driven background checks to record levels, according to the FBI. The agency reported that it conducted 202,465 gun background checks on Black Friday, the second-highest number since the bureau implemented the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. The record was recorded on Black Friday 2017 when the FBI ran 203,086 checks.

While gun background checks do not have a one-on-one correlation to purchases (many purchasers buy more than one firearm with a single background check), it indicates that more Americans than ever are enjoying their Second Amendment right to purchase, possess, and use (“keep and bear”) firearms. By the end of the year it is estimated that Americans will own upwards of 400 million of them.

And the far-left progressives now in control of the Democrat Party want to take them away, or at least greatly restrict their ownership and use. 2020 Democrat presidential candidates such as Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders have used the English language to cover up their intentions, claiming they “respect” the Second Amendment but want “common sense” gun laws to reduce gun violence.

But during a Democrat debate in September, former candidate Beto O’Rourke lifted the veil: “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!”

Matt Boggs, the owner of Alpha Dog Firearms in Tempe, Arizona, saw this blatant announcement of intent as a marketing opportunity, posting this on his store’s Facebook page:

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China Using “Thousand Talents Plan” to Steal U.S. Technology and Become World Hegemon

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 

Another effort to warn U.S. citizens of the imminent and mounting threats to their sovereignty went largely unreported on Monday. A staff report from the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations entitled “Threats to the U.S. Research Enterprise: China’s Talent Recruitment Plans” should have been called “China’s plans to rule the World Through the Theft of U.S. Technology.”

The report details “not only the lengths and expense China has gone to in order to steal American intellectual property, but also the shocking fact [that] our own federal agencies have done little to stop their actions despite being aware of [them].”

Its summary is chilling:

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Run, Do Not Walk, Away from the Aramco IPO

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, November 18, 2019: 

Even before becoming the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) had big dreams. If he could raise $100 billion, he might be able, if he moved swiftly enough, to keep his kingdom from becoming irrelevant.

He posited the idea in 2016: sell five percent of the government’s only asset – Aramco, officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company – to unsuspecting investors who think that it’s worth $2 trillion. In 2018, he began to draw up plans to redirect the country’s total dependence upon oil revenues towards real estate development, tourist destinations, industrial parks, improved transportation, and other infrastructure improvements. He called it his “Vision 2030.”

His path became twisted, slowing the initial offering of shares. He met resistance from inside the kingdom, so he had to do some housecleaning. There was the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October, which MBS denied any knowledge of, but which forced Fitch Ratings to downgrade the government’s credit rating. And then there were the attacks on the company’s oil fields in September, letting all the world see just how vulnerable those facilities are in a highly volatile and explosive Middle East.

Nevertheless, Aramco, MBS’s “crown jewel” announced on Sunday that it is only offering 1.5% of itself for sale in December, at a price far less than MBS had hoped for. And if things don’t meet even those minimum, now greatly reduced expectations, he could pull the offering altogether before it goes public in December.

Analysts looking through the 600-page prospectus that was released last week on the deal aren’t impressed,

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Mainstream Media Promotes Phony Study that Supports Their Climate Change Agenda, and Gets Caught

This article was published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 13, 2019:

In their eagerness to promote their climate change agenda, the mainstream media grasped hold of a phony study and called it real. The outfit that released the study sounds legit. After all, it’s a prestigious nonprofit with goals that sound honorable. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, it publishes a journal called BioScience, which it claims contains nothing but peer-reviewed articles. It seeks “to advance public policy, education, and the public understanding of science,” according to Wikipedia, and “promote an increased understanding of all life,” according to its own website. It claims that “AIBS’s ability, resilience, and integrity are the keys to our success.”

Each of those keys is being sorely tested now that it was learned that many of the 11,000 so-called “scientists” that approved of and supported the warning weren’t scientists after all. The signers included an “animal behavior” teacher in Valencia, a “scientist emeritus” in Canada, a “researcher” in the Czech Republic, a “professor” from Argentina, a “student” from a “neotropical biodiversity institute” somewhere, an obstetrician from Brussels, a Spaniard who’s into “biologo,” a Turkish mathematician, and a Finnish engineer.

Also approving the warning were “Mouse, Mickey” from the “Mickey Mouse Institute for the Blind, Nambia,” Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, and Araminta Aardvark from the University of Neasden.

But none of this deterred august members of the Fourth Estate from reporting favorably on the warning, as its recommendations lined up with the standard global warning demands being pushed by the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others. NBC News called it

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Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Remington Sent Back to State Court

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, November 13, 2019: 

When Connecticut’s Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s ruling last March that Remington Arms was protected from a lawsuit by families of victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, Remington appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Without comment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday turned back the appeal that allows the lawsuit against Remington to proceed.

The essence of the case against Remington is this:

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Nunes Demands Schiff’s Committee Hear From Hunter Biden, Others

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, November 11, 2019: 

Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired before the Democrats took it over in 2018, sent a fiery letter to Chairman Adam Schiff on Saturday. He called out Schiff’s efforts to stack the deck in his so-called impeachment investigation of the president, and demanded that the roster of witnesses to be called before the committee be expanded.

Nunes attacked Schiff, reviewing his purposeful machinations to damage the president:

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Adam Schiff’s “Big Top Impeachment Circus” Opens on Wednesday

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, November 11, 2019: 

Ringmaster Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, can’t wait to grab the mike and tell his breathless audience that the big show is about to begin. Everything is staged: the pre-approved performers are primed, the questions are limited to those approved by the chairman in advance, it’s “lights, camera, action!”

The only disrupter is Rep. Devin Nunes, the former chair of the committee, who lost his job when the Democrats took over in 2018. Nunes is now the ranking minority member of the committee, and is he ticked. He is outraged about the faux show that opens on Wednesday.

Nunes sent a fiery letter to Schiff on Saturday. He called out Schiff’s efforts to stack the deck in his so-called “impeachment investigation” of the president, and demanded that the roster of witnesses to be called before the committee be expanded.

Nunes attacked Schiff, reviewing his purposeful machinations to damage the president:

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Pregnant Wife Defends Husband With AR-15 During Home Invasion

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, November 5, 2019: 

Jeremy King, a resident of Lithia, Florida, a small town east of Tampa, was enjoying a quiet evening at home last Wednesday night with his wife, who is eight months pregnant, and their 11-year-old daughter. Suddenly, without warning, two masked and armed thugs broke down his back door and started demanding money and anything else of value.

Here’s how it went down, according to King:

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A “Good Gal with a Gun” Makes All the Difference

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, November 6, 2019:

Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s CEO and Executive Vice President, caught a lot of flak in 2012 when he said, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 people dead, that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” Suggesting that teachers should be allowed to be armed, along with armed security personnel, was “ludicrous,” “an insult,” and “insane,” according to his critics.

What no one said was that LaPierre’s suggestion was “sexist.”

Jeremy King was very happy that his wife could handle a firearm just as well as he could. Not only was she his wife, she was also good with a gun.

King, a resident of Lithia, Florida, a small town east of Tampa, was enjoying a quiet evening at home last Wednesday night with his wife, who is eight months pregnant, and their 11-year-old daughter. Suddenly, without warning, two masked and armed thugs broke down the back door and started demanding money and anything else of value.

Here’s how it went down, according to King:

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Anti-Gunners Fail to Derail Oklahoma’s New Constitutional Carry Law

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, November 4, 2019:

Somehow Oklahoma City Democratic representative Jason Lowe didn’t get the
memo – or, if he did, he’s ignoring it: Oklahomans want full enjoyment of
their God-given rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. Simply put,
those citizens want to make their own decisions on when to carry a firearm
for their own protection, and where. They don’t think they should have to
request permission from the government to exercise their rights.

In his first official act as Oklahoma’s new governor, Kevin Stitt

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