Your Town Can Become ‘Flint Town’

 

As cities across the United States are seeing crime rates rise due to defunding police departments, Soros prosecutors, cashless bail, decriminalizing heroin and meth, as well turning parks and sidewalks into campgrounds, there was a warning that was ignored by city governments across the United States.

Flint Town is an eight-episode documentary about policing in Flint, MI. Flint Town went from a 300-officer police department to a 98-officer police department. 98 officers have to provide 365/24 hours a day service to residents to include investigative service. This means long response wait times and no follow-up criminal investigations.

Political Violence in America

 

A young man of 18 was killed after a political debate became heated. The accused killer has defended himself by saying the teen was a Republican extremist.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome evidence that Americans are very focused on the border crisis and crime after widespread coverage of GOP governors sending migrants from our overwhelmed border to self-proclaimed sanctuary cities. They also call out the immense media hypocrisy as the national outlets largely ignore a man fatally running over a teenager in North Dakota because he was allegedly part of an “extremist” group. And they rip Stacey Abrams for insisting that there is no fetal heartbeat after six weeks of pregnancy and that ultrasounds are tools used by men for control women’s bodies.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome better polling news for the likes of Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and and GOP hopefuls in the critical states of Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and even Pennsylvania. They also notice the odd trend of Democrats like New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Washington Sen. Patty Murray refusing to debate their Republican opponents. And they may have sprained their eyeballs as the very rich Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard presents himself as a socialist who regrets becoming so wealthy and is now dedicated to saving the planet.

If the FBI Asks, Do You Answer?

 

I was a student traveling in an airport when three men with FBI credentials stopped me and asked me about a foreign national I had just spoken to. I explained that he was a professor at my university whom I had happened to run into. I was running a personal server in the late ’90s when I received a call from an FBI agent regarding a fraud complaint related to my domain name. I provided the agent with the details of the DNS features I used to assure that responsible ISPs will block email using my domain name but originating from an unauthorized IP address. The agent took copious notes and I never heard any more about the matter. And then there was the time they called to ask me questions about a coworker who tried to blackmail me using baseless accusations.

While I have never been naive about the FBI, in each of these occasions, I was presented with natural law enforcement concerns and engaged the situation respectfully and constructively. I am not sure I could do that today. The sheer dishonesty of the FBI’s public conduct suggests any trust in the FBI pursuing its law enforcement mission is misplaced.

No Law Enforcement Means No Law

 

The City of Seattle is finding this axiom to be coming true. Seattle Police Department officers have been leaving in a steady stream since 2019, and accelerated by the 2020 “Defund the Police” movement, still supported by the far-Left City Council.  The Covid vaccine mandate did not help either.

Jason Rantz of KTTH Radio cites the high and increasing crime rate and lack of support of the police by the City Council as big reasons for the voluntary quits that are decimating the SPD.  Earlier this year, the city council approved new hiring bonuses and other incentives to get more officers hired; however, since potential hires can easily tell that the city council still doesn’t support the police, new hires are just barely trickling in.  The officers who are left are overworked and tired.  Many will be retirement-eligible at the end of this year, which is fast approaching.

Summary

Federal authorities estimate that more than one million people in the United States, many of them illegal aliens, are using Social Security numbers belonging to someone else. However, government agencies choose to look the other way, allowing Americans, including young children, to be victimized by identity thieves.

This week, Ben Weingarten joins Parsing Immigration Policy to talk about a report on ID theft he co-authored for RealClearInvestigations.com, where he is deputy editor. Weingarten discusses with Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies and host of the podcast, various steps the federal government can take to address this widespread fraud.

From the Police Blotter: House Mouse Roars

 

What is a “House Mouse”? It’s time for a review of police jargon. There are phrases that you will never see on an Incident or Custody Report.

Police jargon is dependent upon geographical location. For example, “perp” is used on the East Coast, “subject” is used on the West Coast.

Summary

A record number of illegal aliens have been caught at the U.S. Southwest border this year, and more than 1 million have been released into the United States. Despite these historic numbers, the arrest, detention, and removal of illegal aliens inside the country is down as a result of the Biden administration’s disregard for the enforcement of immigration laws. Robust border security and interior enforcement work together to provide a deterrent to illegal immigration but both are being undermined by the White House, and increased illegal immigration is the natural result.

Tom Homan, former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, joins Parsing Immigration Policy this week to discuss the Biden administration’s lack of transparency on the dangerous public safety impact of its policies, and the insufficient response from Congress.

From the Police Blotter: ‘Dressed Right for a Beach Fight’

 

Border Patrol agents had a fight on Imperial Beach, CA, with a suspected coyote at the border wall. The FBI has said they will conduct an investigation.

An investigation of what? An investigation of a Border Patrol agent that was protecting himself. Or will the FBI prosecute the suspected coyote for resisting arrest? Who knows, but all I see is a proper response from the Border Patrol agent and a textbook example of the Force Continuum Pyramid.

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I have seen my share of intended mayhem and unintended mayhem. I’m somewhat cynical, but not so cynical in that I believe most people are good. Most people can live their lives without needing police supervision. I still place people in two groups. There are people that have a problem and then there are people […]

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Illegal border crossings reached yet another all-time high in apprehensions of illegal border crossers in July, with the year-to-date total of 1.8 million apprehensions exceeding the number encountered in all of FY2021. More importantly, the number of illegal crossers who are released into the country, together with the “gotaways” who avoided arrest, is at an all-time high. Since the Biden administration shows no sign of changing policies to reduce illegal entries, some states have moved to buffer their citizens from the consequences of this influx. Florida has been the most innovated and assertive in marshaling state authorities to address these consequences, including empaneling a statewide grand jury with expansive investigative powers to attack the criminal infrastructure that drives illegal immigration and to hold accountable those who participate in illegal migration-related criminal schemes.

Dan Cadman, a senior fellow at the Center and a former senior ICE official, explains the role and powers of this grand jury and the possible impact it may have. One focus for the jury will be the smuggling of unaccompanied minors into the country and the implications for parents who pay smugglers to transport their children from their home countries. The grand jury may also look at whether certain local governments, reportedly including Miami-Dade County, are following Florida law, which requires them to assist ICE in taking custody of criminal aliens.

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Seeing Dr. B’s sad post about his friend’s suicide reminded me of one of the most interesting parts of my FBI training when  I worked as a lawyer for the FBI General Counsel’s office in 1994.  Just working with DOJ attorneys on the civil lawsuits involving FBI agents.  Ruby Ridge, the Judi Bari bombing in […]

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Another example of real police work in Washinton County, OR. The Beaverton Police Department arrested 14 individuals involved in a catalytic converter theft ring. It took about a year to finally catch up to the thieves. They were involved in thefts that took place in six Oregon counties, and six states. Preview Open

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More than a million migrants have been apprehended and released into the United States under the Biden administration. If got-aways – migrants who successfully evaded Border Patrol – and unaccompanied minors are added, the total is nearly two million. In today’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy, experts discuss solutions to ending the border crisis and executing an effective interior enforcement plan.

Dan Vara, a former District/Chief Legal Counsel for the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Miami Division and a Center board member, shares his experiences with past operations that successfully dealt with mass migration situations, including the record breaking mass exodus of Nicaraguans from their home country to the United States in 1988 and 1989.

From the Police Blotter: Real Police Work

 

Doing real police work is not as glamorous as executing a search warrant on a former President’s residence. It is not as dramatic as lying to a judge to obtain a FISA warrant. It is more dramatic than patrolling acres on Capitol Hill or enduring one day of rioting compared to Portland police officers who endured more than 150 nights of rioting.

Your budget is much lower than the Capitol Hill Police even though patrolling sqaure miles gives you far more experience than being an armed tour guide or protecting an elected official who is sleeping with a Page, or Fang-Fang.

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Federal law places limits on immigration. What for? After all, there are those who advocate the free flow of people across borders, allowing unlimited immigration into the United States. This week’s episode of Parsing Immigration Policy addresses the reasons for immigration laws.

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with Rafael Mangual, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, about his newly released book, Criminal (In)Justice, examining where crime is occurring in the U.S., what types of crimes those in the prison systems have committed, and the tradeoffs faced by society when considering defunding the police and reducing prison populations.

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Join Jim and Greg as they hammer the Biden economic team for insisting two straight quarters of negative economic growth is not necessarily a recession. They also verbally pummel former Vice President Al Gore for comparing anyone not on board with his big government climate agenda to the police who refused to confront the shooter in Uvalde, Texas. And they get a kick out of NBC News once again wondering if this is the year that Democrats win in Texas with yet another glowing profile of Beto O’Rourke and his uphill campaign for governor.