Tag: Kate Steinle

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Open Letter to Cthulhu Cultists

 
It’s the apocalypse, so why don’t you put down the funny-sided dice.

Seriously, what in the hell are you all waiting for? I know you’ve had no choice but to hide in far-flung corners of the world: the ice deserts of the north, the remote bayous of the south, the D&D gaming tables in your moms’ basements, but know this: the time for you to organize is right now.

And I quote: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” — “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for December 5, 2017 – number 152 – it’s the San Francisco Dodges a Bullet edition of the show with your hosts Hartford radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa. Today we have special guest and good friend (really, she’s a friend…we have had a beer […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Antonio Sabato, Jr.: The Sanctuary State and Being Blacklisted by Hollywood

 

Being blacklisted for openly supporting Trump isn’t easy in Hollywood, so what do you do when the doors are closed in your face? Work to change the system. Actor, Director, and Producer Antonio Sabato Jr. is now a candidate for Congress in the once formerly red district, CA-26 (Ventura County).

We discuss illegal immigration and the Kate Steinle double horror, first her murder and then the acquittal. Antonio was an early Trump Supporter and we get his thoughts on the first year, the tax reform bill’s impact on high-tax blue states, as well as the political future of California. You can support Antonio’s run to win back California’s 26th congressional district at voteantonio.com.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. On Lawfare and Legend of Lucretia

 

The legends of ancient Rome tell the story of Lucretia. It tells how the age of the Roman Kingdom ended and the age of the Roman Republic began. It is the story of why the last Roman king, a true tyrant, named Tarquinius Superbus (Tarquin the Proud, as in “the arrogant”), was finally overthrown. It also shows the powerful public outrage over the wrongful death of a virtuous woman.

The legend goes that, one night, a group of Roman nobles was getting drunk and bragging about whose wife was the most virtuous. To settle the argument, they rode to each of their houses so that the others could see just how their wives spent their idle time. All of the wives were found feasting or relaxing, except for Lucretia, the wife of Collatinus. When the nobles arrived at the house of Collatinus, Lucretia was found busily spinning wool. Her virtue and her beauty caught the drunken eye of Sextus, the son of King Tarquin.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Garcia Zarate: Prior Convictions Are Best Evidence

 

The Kate Steinle verdict last Thursday by an uninformed San Francisco jury was our criminal justice system’s latest affront to common sense.

Much of the furor about this miscarriage of justice relates to Zarate’s status as an illegal criminal alien who had been deported five times before sneaking back into the country, stealing or possessing a stolen weapon, and killing Kate.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Chad Benson of Radio America raise an important question about the national debt as the GOP approaches the votes needed to pass new tax legislation. They also ponder some possible explanations for the verdict in the Kate Steinle case. And they consider some possible implications for the president in light […]

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Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies has been covering the Kate Steinle killing and the sanctuary cities issue from the beginning. In this bonus edition of the podcast, she offers her analysis of the jury’s verdict, how it happened and the impact this verdict is likely to have on immigration enforcement policy. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Classicist Podcast, with Victor Davis Hanson: “Illegal Immigration and Sanctuary Cities”

 

In this installment of The Classicist podcast from the Hoover Institution, VDH uses the recent murder of Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco to discuss the issues faced by Californians dealing with illegal immigration, address whether ‘compassion’ ought to be the driving factor behind immigration policy, take issue with the idea that rates of criminal behavior are lower amongst those here illegally, explore the popular/elitist divide on the issue, and speculate on whether we’ve reached an inflection point in the public debate.

As ever, you can subscribe to The Classicist via iTunes or your favorite podcast app — or you can listen in below, right after the jump.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Can Kate Steinle Get Justice in “Jim Crow” San Francisco?

 
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San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi was arrested for domestic violence, which, through San Francisco cronyism, he pled down to misdemeanor false imprisonment and then got expunged from his record.

We remember the Jim Crow South, where sheriffs’ departments routinely colluded with prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys to slow-walk investigations involving white officers harming blacks. They routinely “softly” prosecuted whites who injured blacks. All-white juries handed out perfunctory acquittals based on “reasonable doubt.” It was the good ‘ol boy network at its finest.

We are in danger of witnessing this trend (Jim Crow, West Coast style) right here in San Francisco. Local politicians are circling the wagons to take the focus off Kate Steinle’s tragic murder, and protect their sanctuary city policies—and one another. Only this isn’t about race. It isn’t about people of color turning the tables on the white power structure. It’s about people in power not wanting to own up to their responsibilities, and closing ranks to protect their own.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. You Fools!

 

shutterstock_195769607I try not to rant in my writings. I read way too much ranting on right-leaning blogs and even in supposed news sources. The left, meanwhile, views ranting as a kind of constructive psychotherapy – which used to be fine when they did it in small, cozy living rooms with groups of screwed-up fellow travelers. But in the whining age of social media, some of the rest of us become collateral rantees and, all told, it is kind of embarrassing.

Because ranting is an exposure of pain — and, as such, is fundamentally an act of self-pity. A man becomes a fanatic and his political statements become a rant when he reveals the personal toll that some social evil has exacted from him. If someone starts to tell you about the inevitable rise of the ocean levels due to climate change and their eyes begin to well up with tears, it is likely that the source of their anguish is unrelated to the environment. Global warming has merely opened the door for all to see the misery within.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. San Francisco Sheriff Has Blood on His Hands

 
Kate Steinle and the Author's daughter, Cody Warren
Kate Steinle and the author’s daughter, Cody Warren

Jim Steinle did all he could, but he couldn’t save his daughter’s life. She was senselessly gunned down on San Francisco’s Pier 14 last week by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and convicted of at least seven felonies.

It was a father’s worst nightmare. Daddies have lots of roles to play, but the one we take most seriously is protecting our children from harm.

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