Saturday, April 12, 2014

More Accusations Of Racism On Cue From Chinese Gangster

Or, more precisely, his Red Diaper attorney, Tony Serra.  The only defense that  Kwok Cheung, also known as Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, is avoiding the issue of the crimes he committed.  The best distraction is of course an accusation of racism, which is the equivalent of a guilty plea.

SFGate by Bob Egelko April 8, 2014
FBI Entrapped Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow, Lawyer Says
As state Sen. Leland Yee and his codefendants pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of political corruption, gun-running and other crimes financed by payoffs from undercover agents, a lawyer for one defendant accused the FBI of entrapment and racism.
"The government created the crime, the government financed the crime, and the government ensnared my client," Tony Serra, lawyer for Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, told reporters after 21 defendants were arraigned in federal court. "We will put the government rightfully on trial..."  
The investigation was fueled, he contended, by "unadulterated racism," an effort to show that "Chinese gangsters ... control Chinatown."

Serra is confident in victory, but that is unlikely.  Serra for all his bluster and reputation, is notorious for losing cases.

"It's a bunch of baloney," Serra said, calling the impending trial "the best antigovernment case I've seen in maybe a decade."

More likely is that Chow will make another plea deal with the government, just as he did when he testified against his predecessor in the Wo Hop To Triad, Peter Chong. Chow also is the beneficiary of the gangland slaying of Allen Leung, reputed leader of the Hung Moon Ghee Kong Tong, a traditional anti-Manchu Chinese social organization that provides a respectable front for Triad gangsters.

The Press Democrat/Associate Press March 28, 2014
FBI Sting Shows San Francisco Chinatown Underworld
The organization is among dozens of active tongs, or family associations, in Chinatown, and Chow assumed control when its former president, Allen Leung, was shot to death by a masked gunman at his import-export store in 2006, said David Lee, director of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee.

Given Serra's bad lawyering, expect Shrimp Boy to rat again.  Shrimp Boy is a survivor, he survived the infamous Golden Dragon Massacre, expect him to tell all on Leland Yee.  The only question is will Shrimp Boy ever be deported.

To paraphrase Peter Brimelow, as a prosecutor, you know you are winning when the defense attorney makes accusations of racism.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Regime Looking To Expand Criminal Alien Amnesty

The radical left and racist groups led by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have been pressuring the Regime to expand the Administrative Amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States.  The radicals have succeeded in obtaining a commitment from the Regime to review deportation policies with the implicit goal of reducing deportations.  The problem is that the Regime has stopped deporting any non-criminal alien from the United States.  So in two stories, the Regime has not only confirmed this blogger's observations, but made it clear that criminal aliens will be the only available and primary beneficiary of the expansion of the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty.

First, I will introduce you to the next beneficiary and poster boy of the soon to be announced Administrative Amnesty For Criminal Aliens, Ramon Mendoza Pascual.  

The Guardian by Rory Carroll April 10, 2014
Detained In Washington: 'They Put Me In Shackles. Why? I Am Not A Criminal'
“I am not free. They put me in shackles,” said Ramon Mendoza Pascual, 37, who’s been held at the centre since September 2013. “Why? l don't feel like a criminal. I'm not a criminal.”
The detention centre in Tacoma is one of the biggest in a nationwide network of 250 facilities that, together, are holding 34,000 people marked for deportation. It is also the crucible of a burgeoning protest campaign. Mendoza, an undocumented migrant from Mexico, has led hundreds of his fellow detainees in a series of hunger strikes that have triggered a similar protest at a centre in Texas and drawn attention to one of the most controversial links in the deportation chain.

Of course, Pascual is a liar.  He is a convicted criminal, a drunk driver, who escaped arrest and deportation after his first DUI offense, but after his arrest for his second offense, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE ERO) had the temerity to place this long-time illegal alien in deportation proceedings.

He entered the US illegally 20 years ago to seek a better life, he said, and found it in the Pacific northwest – doing construction, buying a mobile home, marrying and raising three children, aged five, 10 and 12, all of whom are US citizens.
Last September he had a few beers and was arrested for driving under the influence. The charge was dropped – Mendoza claimed the vehicle was parked and his wife was coming to pick him up. He had been convicted of DUI in 2007, however, and police handed him to Ice, which categorised him “an illegal alien with a criminal record” and incarcerated him in Tacoma.

Pascual is leading a hunger strike to bring attention to his gamble for Administrative Amnesty and it appears that he will win that gamble as the new Regime policy on ending deportations will include criminal aliens with family in the United States.

WaPo April 10, 2014 by David Nakamura and Ed O'Keefe
As Reform Stalls, Administration Eyes Acting On Its Own To Ease Deportations, Lawmakers Say
The Obama administration is likely to take steps in coming weeks to ease the pace of deportations for some illegal immigrants while also considering much broader changes if GOP lawmakers continue to block immigration reforms, according to several House Democrats and aides, who met with the new homeland security secretary this week.
Administration officials say that no decisions have been made by President Obama, and cautioned that there are serious legal obstacles to bypassing Congress on immigration policies.

That is the same lie that Obama gave before the DACA amnesty.  And after the lies, then we get the Ramon Mendoza Pascual amnesty admission.

But members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and aides who were involved in a closed-door briefing with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh C. Johnson said they think the tide is shifting in favor of some unilateral action by the administration.
Johnson told the group that he had a series of “short-term goals” he hoped to address in coming weeks and that he would focus on “longer-term” issues later, after completing a comprehensive review ordered by Obama, participants said. Changes could include narrowing the definition of who should be deported under current policies, which have ensnared many immigrants with steady jobs and young families that have been arrested for relatively minor offenses.

There we have it.  One story describing an illegal alien as a steadily employed and with a family:

Mendoza, who was not so long ago a carpenter installing doors and windows in Seattle, has become one of the rallying points for a backlash that has rattled the White House...

He entered the US illegally 20 years ago to seek a better life, he said, and found it in the Pacific northwest – doing construction, buying a mobile home, marrying and raising three children, aged five, 10 and 12, all of whom are US citizens.

And the second story telling us that criminal aliens formerly employed and with family are on the table for an expanding Administrative Amnesty.

“We have an administration that has said, ‘There’s nothing I can do, there’s nothing I can do, there’s nothing I can do,’ ” said Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), an outspoken critic of the administration’s deportation policies. “Now, we’re sitting down with a homeland security secretary who’s saying, ‘I’m reviewing everything,’ and clearly he’s going to take steps.”

The next step should be impeachment, but don't expect anything from John Boehner.

ICE SVU Back To The Strip Clubs

In an defacto endorsement of the porn industry, U.S. Immigration and Customs Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) has teamed with strip clubs to fight what it calls trafficking, something that used to be called white slavery.  This was the interstate transportation of women for immoral purposes, prohibited by the Mann Act, and like the federal kidnapping statute, the Lindbergh Act, within the purview of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for enforcement.  ICE SVU which is unhappy with its statutory immigration law enforcement, is constantly seeking to expand its enforcement authority to the detriment of immigration law enforcement.

Chicago Tribune April 5, 2014 by Annie Sweeney
Feds, Strip Clubs Fighting Human Trafficking
It was a standard hotel conference room scene — slices of fresh fruit and muffins laid out next to coffee urns and bottles of water chilling on ice as the attendees straggled in, industry friends hugging hello and quickly catching up on personal lives.
The west suburban conference, though, was hardly typical, and before it got started a hotel manager, standing near TV cameras there to cover the event, even asked an organizer to leave his hotel chain's name out of remarks if possible.
The 100 or so attendees were dancers, doormen, valets and bartenders from six Chicago-area strip clubs. And they were there to meet with federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security about how they might offer help with a problem that has increasingly become a target of law enforcement investigations: sex trafficking.

All for naught though:

The training Dulin attended is part of a 3-year-old partnership between federal agents and the strip club industry that started after St. Louis-based club operator Michael Ocello found one of his clubs the target of a human trafficking investigation.
Though no charges came of it, Ocello said learning about the issue led him to reach out to federal law enforcement to offer his help. He has since organized a group called COAST — Club Operators Against Sex Trafficking — and has hosted more than 40 training sessions across the country, involving 200 clubs, run by Homeland Security agents and social service providers.

However, the continuing myth of sex trafficking has not stopped ICE SVU from pursuing this ethereal crime while ignoring real crimes like illegal alien dominated drug cartels in Chicago or illegal alien voters.

And the few victims appear to be predominately American citizens, just as most prostitutes in this country are American citizens.

Agents said U.S. citizens have been forced into trafficking as well through coercive measures.

Usually the crime of forcing a woman to turn tricks by an abusive pimp is in the jurisdiction of the local police department or the FBI if the woman is kidnapped or transported across State lines.  But ICE SVU is using this crime unrelated to immigration or customs law enforcement to not only poach on the FBI's turf, but to avoid fulfilling its statutory responsibility to arrest illegal aliens.

Monday, April 7, 2014

ICE SVU Now Targeting The Secret Service

The Final Four and NCAA basketball are in the news and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Victims Unit (ICE SVU) is doing what it does best, which is not immigration law enforcement, but protecting the investments of the rich and powerful.  The professional sport of college basketball is no exception even while 20 million illegal aliens wander America unafraid of the Federal law enforcement agency who's mission is to arrest those same illegal aliens.

ICE News Room April 4, 2014
TOP STORY: HSI Dallas Supports Law Enforcement Partners During Final Four
DALLAS — It's called Final Four madness for good reason. Officials predict about 100,000 visitors will flock to North Texas April 4-7 to celebrate the final four NCAA games and attend 40 surrounding events. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Dallas is lending its law enforcement support to the Dallas Police Department to ensure the public is protected during Final Four Madness events taking place in Dallas.
HSI Dallas is assisting the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas SWAT with one of the big attractions, the March Madness Music Festival inside the Dallas Convention Center in Bracket Town and Reunion Arena area. The Music Festival is an interactive event with more than 40,000 spectators expected to attend performances by top country and rock recording artists and bands.
HSI Dallas is providing radio communications and video surveillance. HSI Dallas deployed its Mobile Command Center (MCC) to serve as a command, control and communications platform. The MCC is outfitted with multiple workstations, a conference room, telephones and radios. It's designed to provide communications during large-scale enforcement operations, national security special events, natural disasters or other contingency operations.
"Final Four Madness is an exciting time that draws crowds," said HSI Dallas Special Agent in Charge David Marwell. "But security is always a major concern during large-scale public events like this, and our main concern is keeping everyone safe. We're glad to assist our law enforcement partners in Dallas with communications, which is a key security measure."
HSI Dallas' MCC also supported Super Bowls held in Arlington, Texas; New Orleans, La.; and Indianapolis, Ind. The MCC also supported the grand opening of the George W. Bush Library and the JFK Memorial both in Dallas, Texas, as well as other events around the country.

Now we know why ICE released 68,000 criminal aliens; they were too busy playing security guard for sports teams.  Such security activity by ICE SVU is not authorized by law.  Providing security to National Special Security Events, such as the Final Four, the Superbowl, or any other event, is assigned by law to the U.S. Secret Service under Title 18 United States Code Section 3056.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Obama Regime Expands Medieval Sanctuary Policy

The Obama Regime did not start the policy of sanctuary for law breakers, it started long ago, but nor did it start the policy of protecting illegal aliens from arrest.  The policy started under the first Bush Administration where the City of San Jose became a defacto sanctuary from arrest the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) all due to a particularly aggressive Special Agent in the Service who was well known for tracking down illegal aliens to their homes and arresting the illegals there.  The policy slowly expanded, first to houses of worship, then to primary and secondary schools, and eventually under Clinton to post-secondary schools as well.  By that time illegal aliens knew the drill and could live their lives openly for the first time.  Also taking advantage of the mosque and post-secondary school sanctuary were the 9/11 hijackers who stayed at various mosques in the United States, such as the Dar Al-Hijrah in Virginia and the Islamic Center of San Diego.  The 9/11 hijackers also used the sanctuary of post-secondary institutions as well, doing their training at various flight schools with and without proper documentation.  The Clinton policy was not to investigate or arrest illegal aliens at such institutions and that continued under the Bush Administration, one reason that even though the FBI was looking for Saudi terrorists, they and the INS avoided pressing flight schools for information or arresting other illegals to flush out the terrorists or develop leads on the few then known soon to be hijackers.

Also of note, the 9/11 hijackers had problems with the police in the United States, such Nawaf Alhazmi, as well as Mohammed Atta, who had numerous citations and an arrest warrant issued for him.  Just imagine if those encounters with the police resulted in arrest and deportation as both were violating the status of their admission to the United States, e.g. they were illegal aliens who violated the conditions that governed the time and activity of their student visas.

But in the news, if tomorrow's terrorist is arrested, the Obama Regime will be doing nothing to investigate and arrest that illegal alien as now a courthouse where a terrorist or an illegal alien will be taking care of a warrant issued for a traffic offense or paying a fine on an infraction or misdemeanor, or even appearing for a trial is a place of sanctuary.

Los Angeles Times March 31, 2014 by Scott Martelle
ICE Changes Guidelines For Agents At Courthouses But Won't Say How
Sometime over the past couple of weeks, officials for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement division revised guidelines for how agents are to conduct themselves in and around courthouses.
The change came on the heels of complaints by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and immigrant rights groups that agents were targeting undocumented immigrants as they tended to unrelated court business. Unfortunately, ICE says that “due to law enforcement sensitivities, the specific details of that guidance are not being released.”
Here’s the full statement:
“As is true of all law enforcement components, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) division routinely evaluates its operational procedures to ensure its resources are being used effectively and efficiently. To that end, ICE ERO recently provided its field personnel with updated guidance related to enforcement actions at or in close proximity to courthouses.
However, due to law enforcement sensitivities, the specific details of that guidance are not being released.”

An ICE official added on background that “while ERO has issued updated guidance to its field personnel regarding the execution of law enforcement actions at or near courthouses, ICE has not amended its sensitive locations memorandum, which applies to all of the agency’s enforcement components.” Those “sensitive locations” are schools, churches and the sites of weddings and funerals - all places at which agents have been told not to approach suspected undocumented immigrants.

This blogger has it on good authority that courthouses have been added to the memorandum in question but in a roundabout manner typical of the Regime.  It is not as explicit as for places of worship or schools, but the strict conditions have made courthouses another place of sanctuary. 

So it is, the groups complaining will not be satisfied until all deportations have ended and this is just another manifestation of the end of immigration law enforcement in the United States.  Sanctuaries may be as large as a city, as small as a courthouse, but courthouses are important for immigration law enforcement as a courthouse is where terrorists and illegal aliens gather to pay fines, get divorced, or sue an employer. Soon the policy will be explicit, as that is part of the Kabuki theater of the Regime's policy development. First orchestrate a campaign over an issue in the press, then implement that policy when there is no push back from John Boehner.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Obama Regime To Ignore Illegal Voting By Aliens

Just in time for the 2014 mid-terms, the Obama Regime, in a new aspect of the Administrative Amnesty, has delayed assisting the Florida Secretary of State and Supervisors of Elections in identifying aliens voting illegally, both legal and illegal aliens by the way.  (h/t Election Law Center)

The Gainesville Sun March 27, 2014 by Associated Press
Florida Elections Chief Halts Voter Purge For 2014
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's top election official is putting on hold a contentious plan to identify and remove non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Thursday told the state's local election supervisors that he is delaying the effort until next year because of changes underway with a federal database that is used to help identify potential ineligible voters.
But the move comes amid lingering doubts from supervisors who remained skeptical of the state's ability to accurately identify such voters. An initial voter purge initiated ahead of the 2012 elections found some ineligible voters, but it also wrongly identified U.S. citizens.

In fact, there was no problem with misidentifying U.S. citizens as aliens.  There is no problem, because initial evidence is only used to initiate an investigation.  It is no problem if every lead on a possible illegal voter does not pan out.  That is how investigations into any misconduct pan out. Some investigations are successful and some are not.  If every investigation of a crime was unsuccessful and law enforcement agencies used that as the standard to decide not to initiate any further investigation, crime would skyrocket.  Which obviously is the plan here, as it appears that both parties don't want to find out about illegal voting by aliens.  There must be a lot of that illegal voting if politicians are frightened of the outcome of investigations.

This blog has reported successful investigations by voting authorities, such as illegal voting by Anita Caragan, but it appears that success is a red headed step-child here.  The crime is occurring, time to identify and prosecute the perpetrators.

The radical left tried to use lawfare to intimidate elections officials, but their lawsuit failed.

But critics charged the push was an effort by Republicans to intimidate naturalized citizens who are likely minorities and the effort spawned lawsuits against the state. A federal court last summer dismissed a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic organization and two naturalized citizens filed last year to block the contentious voter purge.
The lawsuit became moot because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that halted enforcement of a federal law that required all or parts of 15 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before changing the way they hold elections.

So, why did Florida Republican officials pull back after victory was achieved?  Apparently it was to curry favor with the very groups whose lawsuit failed.

Groups that fought the state on the voter purge hailed Detzner's decision to postpone the state's efforts for now.
"It was irresponsible for Gov. Scott to undermine faith in our elections by creating fear that our voter rolls were filled with illegitimate voters when there was no evidence to suggest it," said Howard Simon, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. "Today's announcement confirms that the purge itself was the real threat to election integrity all along."

Typical of RINOs, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  To answer the question, Republicans just don't want to win if it includes looking out for the historic American nation.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Black Democrat Gunrunner Blames Racism

In the no surprises department the vile black democrat gunrunner Keith Jackson, arrested with San Francisco's Naked Official Leland Yee has blamed racism for his corruption, gunrunning and murder-for-hire.

SFGate by Nanette Asimov March 27, 2014
Keith Jackson, Former S.F. Education Official, Accused In Murder-For-Hire Scheme
(03-26) 18:18 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Keith Jackson, accused by the FBI on Wednesday of being involved in a murder-for-hire scheme and a gun- and drug-trafficking conspiracy, was San Francisco's top elected educator during the late 1990s...
Jackson called the inquiry a racially motivated attack. Jackson is black.

In an interesting aside, Jackson and his corrupt practices are in conflict with black Muslims who accuse him of not paying bribes to the Nation of Islam to allow the building new housing in Hunter's Point for white people, where the construction is exposing black children to asbestos from a building project in the historically black neighborhood.

Jackson last made news in 2009 while working as a representative of Lennar Corp., which some in the black community have accused of exposing children to toxic dust during its development of the Hunters Point Shipyard.
Jackson took out a restraining order against one of his harshest critics, a Nation of Islam minister who barred him from leaving a community meeting, Jackson told SF Weekly at the time. He said the minister called him an "Uncle Tom" for representing the developers and asked how he could "kill the babies."

It is always something with black people, usually a crime of some sort.