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'Vicious' Deportation

Racist jackbooted thugs are being turned loose.
Terror and mistrust in our cities and communities is the goal.

We must rise against this because no one is safe now.
They will be coming for you next. For your political beliefs, for your religious beliefs or lack thereof, for you name it but rest assured they are coming unless we stop them.

Art Acevedo, chief of police for the city of Houston, shared Stephens’s concerns, telling The Intercept that implicit in Trump’s messaging were two false notions. The first is that undocumented immigrants are responsible for a disproportionate amount of violent crime — experts have repeatedly demonstrated that they are not, and Acevedo said his decades of law enforcement experience supported those conclusions. And second is the suggestion that local and state law enforcement aren’t already focused on arresting individuals who violate criminal laws.

“We are charged with keeping people safe from predators and from thieves and from violent members of society,” Acevedo explained. “We’re not charged with going out and wasting and spending our very limited resources booking a day laborer or somebody that, but for their immigration status, have done nothing that would harm our society.”

Rather than engaging in “political theater” designed to please its base, Acevedo suggested the administration instead listen to the concerns of local and state law enforcement executives on the ground, who have long rejected seeing their officers used as de facto deportation forces.

“Sadly, if these type of ill-advised, poorly thought out public polices were to go through — where they try to take away my ability to control the workforce, to control the priorities of my workforce — there are going to be unintended consequences and those unintended consequences are going to result in additional crime,” Acevedo said.


Anyone remember that closed door meeting between Comey and Dem Congress leaders??

When they came out really pissed afterwards?

What was that meeting about and why aren't we hearing about it??

Why is he calling them "illegal immigrants"??

Plus, you mean to tell me he talked to the Prime Minister of Australia today and was unaware of this deal?
He's just now going to look into it but somehow knows it's a "dumb deal"??


Fact Checking Trump's Claim "Obama did it too"

We're hearing a lot of chatter from those defending this middle eastern immigration and travel ban.

They are all repeating the same thing as if on cue, "Obama did it" or "You all are just mad because Trump did it".

These sound like potentially valid responses.
Valid that is if the facts of this matter are completely and thoroughly ignored.

"Trump’s comparison of his immigration actions to Obama’s policy in 2011 is a faulty one. The fact is that the Obama administration was responding to a known and specific threat from one country and limited its response to refugees from that country, while Trump’s order temporarily bans refugees from all countries — indefinitely in the case of those from Syria — and temporarily bars all other visitors from seven predominately Muslim countries."


Like a fart in the wind

That about sums up the RW and Jill Stein "Obama did it too...both parties are the same...Hillary = Trump" folks.

They have little meaning now other than to reach back and try to justify some demented guilt they are experiencing now that our country is being dismantled by a raving lunatic.

How much longer will they drag up Obama and Hillary in their pathetic attempts to assuage their guilt?

Answer: who the fuck cares?


Robert Reich on the Muslim ban

Everything tRump touches turns to crap.
He is making the world less safe, more hostile, and it's only been one week.

Reich makes very good points here:

Today Trump closed America’s borders to refugees, ordering that families fleeing the slaughter in Syria be indefinitely blocked from entering the United States.

And he temporarily suspended immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

These are not countries from which terrorists have attacked the U.S. (the 9/11 attackers were from Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates).

But Trump's order excludes several predominantly Muslim nations in which Trump now has or has had business interests. (See http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/inside-trumps-global-business-interests/story?id=44416694) In the United Arab Emirates, Trump has licensing deals in place for two golf-courses in Dubai (after Trump’s election, his partners in the deal told ABC News that the Trump brand had become "stronger, more global"). In Turkey, Trump struck a deal in 2008 with the Dogan Group to license his brand to Trump Towers Istanbul, one with residential and the other with commercial office space. Trump also has had extensive deals in Saudi Arabia.

Trump also ordered that Christians and others from minority religions be granted priority over Muslims.

Trump signed the executive order shortly after issuing a statement noting that today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, citing the “depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.”

The irony is tragic.

Let’s not mince words. Trump is engaged in religious persecution. Nazi Germany did far worse, of course. But Trump is setting America on a dangerous and disgraceful course.

He is violating two fundamental moral precepts of this nation: that we provide refuge to those fleeing repression and slaughter, and we do not discriminate based on religion. And he’s playing directly into the hands of extremists who want the Muslim world to believe the United States is deeply anti-Muslim.

What do you think?


The danger of attacking sanctuary cites

When you turn cops into immigration officers (a Federal responsibility) as the President is trying to pressure them into, there will be more crime, more distrust, and more human tragedy. When anyone is afraid to report a crime the criminals will know this and take advantage. The criminals win.
This is why his plan to pressure sanctuary cities is so destructive.
Trump's plan, if enacted, will make us all less safe.
Fortunately the men and women of law enforcement in California who serve our communities understand this and do not want the trust they are working so hard to build with our communities destroyed. They do not want increased crime rates. They want us to trust them so that crimes get reported and I support them in this effort.
The President is misguided...once again.

California police see dangers in Trump's illegal immigration crackdown

President Trump’s plan to enlist local police and sheriff’s departments in immigration enforcement has set the stage for a pitched battle with California officials who have long prioritized building ties with immigrant communities.

Trump’s plan, which was issued Wednesday as part of a pair of executive orders, seeks to broaden the reach of federal immigration authorities into county jails.


I expect Dump to start a conflict or war

This is what "leaders" do when they get enough push back from their citizens.

It gets everyone to shut up, "come together", support "their country" and it enriches the military industrial complex. A win win for them.

It worked for Iraq. 75% approval at the time.

I believe this is the GOP game plan

They are going to have Donald as the distraction for headline grabbing. They don't care if peeing comes out. In fact the GOP would welcome it as a big distraction for the media.

Meanwhile, like they promised starting Monday, they are going to dismantle any traces of government that don't benefit the wealthy special interests.

As long as they have just enough scandal cover but not quite impeachment until they are done with him.

What do you think?

Fired up and ready to go in San Diego!!

Let's all get out and march today!

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