Sessions Announces Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities…

By Stephen Dinan and Dave Boyer

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money — and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past.

Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries.

“Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said.

He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year, which identified three grant programs — the COPS grants, Byrne grants and State Criminal Alien Assistance Program money — that already require sanctuary certification.

The Obama administration didn’t end up enforcing that policy, but Mr. Sessions said he’ll begin.

Sanctuaries are jurisdictions that thwart federal immigration agents’ efforts to deport illegal immigrants, usually be refusing to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

More than 100 cities and counties were identified last week in ICE’s inaugural public name-and-shame list of sanctuaries.

Some of the sanctuaries refuse all communication with ICE, saying they want no part of helping deport anyone. But other jurisdictions say they’re concerned about the legal implications of holding someone for ICE agents, and say federal agents’ requests aren’t good enough.

On Friday ICE issued a new detainer form, replacing a jumble of forms that had emerged under the Obama administration. ICE’s new single form allows agents to demand notification when a potential deportee is about to be released from custody, and also asks that the target person he held for up to 48 hours so agents can get there to pick the person up.

The notification requirement is controversial with only a handful of the most strident sanctuaries, but the 48-hour hold is more problematic.

The National Sheriffs’ Association said it was looking for a clearer policy statement from Mr. Sessions.

“Until the Department of Justice issues legal guidance confirming the constitutionality of current detainers, sheriffs will remain exposed to legal and ethical ramifications,” Jonathan Thompson, executive director of the association, said last week.

60 Minutes Fake News Investigation is Fake News

Published on Mar 26, 2017

CBS 60 Minutes aired an investigation into fake news which was mostly fake news itself. The “fake news” scare was drummed up immediately after the election as an excuse to censor and shut down alternative media outlets. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.

Shelly Rowland

It’s not their fault! The Russians hacked 60 minutes to make liberals look stupid! That’ll be their next excuse…
Woe Is Me

We all know what fake news is; CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, NY TIMES, WASH POST, BUZZFEED, HUFF POST, LA TIMES, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER….ETC….ETC……ETC
Col. Brown

Hell yeah Fox should be included. Conservatives are being dishonest when they say Fox isn’t biased or is somehow more nationalist than other media.
Fark Googol

The “Fake News” narrative was invented to protect Hillary by getting people to dismiss news outlets that were reporting WikiLeaks revelations. The big corporate media that were in her back pocket sure as hell weren’t going to report any of it.
fran ladis

CBS = Command By Soros, Cry Babies Snowflakes
DZ. KNUTZ

TRUMP TRAIN!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
I SHOT HURAMBEEE

Putin’s goons forced me to vote for Trump at gunpoint. Fearing for my life i complied
Neflyte

LOL. Fake news doing an expose’ on FAKE NEWS.

 

Rachel Maddow Implies Bernie Sanders’ Supporters Disliked Clinton Due to Russian Propaganda

Published on Mar 26, 2017

Rachel Maddow is taking McCarthyism to a new level by not-so-subtly suggesting that if you’re a Bernie Sanders supporter that dislikes Hillary Clinton… it’s not because you’re a logical human being capable of thinking for yourself, but because you were duped over by—of course—the Russians. Apparently, she doesn’t have much confidence in the intelligence of progressives.

John O'Malley

This is what I was afraid of. The establishment Dems will use Russia as an excuse to not look in the mirror. They will hand us another corporate douche in 2020.
emilcorday

Nobody made me dislike Hillary Clinton but Hillary Clinton.
Matthew Baran

Would she shut the fuck up? So sick of maddow
Tim Bradley

Rachel is dead to me.Oliver is not far behind. I’m sick of media shills actively deceiving the people for corporatism. I suppose that is why I like Mike. Love from Oz, Mike, you’re awesome.
Jermaine Burgess

6 months later still no proof that Russia did anything
Jimmy Perales

remember when russia made hillary vote for the iraq war. Kremlin
Jim Tanner

Rachel Madcow Is A Highly Paid Corporate DemoCrap Shill ,,,
Patricia B

Ridiculous. I stop watching Rachel long ago. Thank you for reporting though! Would be great if independent journalists such as yourself had MSM airtime.
Retalak

You mean like the paid Hillbots? So hypocritical.

REPORT: BRITISH SPECIAL FORCES DEPLOYING TO LONDON STREETS PERMANENTLY AFTER TERRORIST ATTACK

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Police state continues to expand through problem-reaction-solution

The SunMARCH 27, 2017

SAS TROOPS are to be deployed to London’s streets permanently in the wake of the Westminster attack to bolster security in the capital, it’s been reported.

Specialist soldiers will reportedly be placed on standby at a secret location in the city centre for at least the next year.

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SAS troops are set to be deployed to London’s streets permanently for the next year, according to reports
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More armed cops have been seen on the capital’s streets since the horrific attack on Wednesday

It comes as a ring of steel was erected around London’s landmarks to strengthen defences and prevent another attack.

Elite officers, normally based in Hereford, will be on an “immediate notice to move” and be armed with special “take-down” bullets, according to the Daily Star.

They’ll also reportedly be able to enter buildings using explosives or “fast-rope” from helicopters on to roofs.

MPs are also said to be getting SAS training following the atrocity in Westminster, which left three people and unarmed police officer PC Keith Palmer dead.

Escape tactics for cabinet members is set to be reviewed after footage of Prime Minister Theresa May being scrambled to her car by armed cops emerged in the moments after the attack.

A security source told the Star: “Incidents such as last Wednesday’s attack always highlight weaknesses in any security system.

“No system is perfect but it’s important that any perceived weaknesses are addressed. People need to know how to react in an emergency.”

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SAS officers will reportedly be on “immediate notice to move” in the event of a future atrocity

It’s also claimed MI5, which is believed to be reviewing its intelligence gathering following the Westminster attacks, will increase its recruitment drive to monitor potential lone wolf attacks.

The number of cops have almost doubled around London and throughout the country after terrorist Khalid Masood drove his car across Westminster Bridge, ploughing through crowds before stabbing a police officer.

Part of the response to the terror attack includes huge seven-tonne cars that can withstand bomb blasts and machine gun fire put onto London’s streets, with the vehicles able to plough through barriers.

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Police armed with guns have been seen around London in the last few days

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Bizarre yellow steel structures have sprung up around central London following this attack. This cage was erected outside Green Park

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A woman approaches a cage situated near Buckingham Palace

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A cage is seen near St James Palace on Marlborough Road

The huge Jankel armoured vehicles, manufactured in Weybridge, Surrey, include a V8 turbo-diesel engine, as well as with bullet proof glass and tyres and bulletproof glass.

The heavy-duty machines, known as “The Guardians” can also punch through barricades while being fully protected with blast resistant floors.

When asked where the vehicles are deployed and what they are armed to repel, a Scotland Yard spokesman told The Sun: “We’re not prepared to discuss”.

Meanwhile, the number of armed police is set to be boosted by 1,500 personnel.

Authorities have vowed to ensure London is safe – and open for business – as the capital struggles to come to terms with the terror that threatened the heart of democracy.

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The huge vehicles are complete with bars on the front to punch through barricades

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Police have doubled their security on the streets, vowing that London would be open for business

Acting Deputy Commissioner, Mark Rowley, said: “More widely – the police service will sustain an enhanced armed and unarmed presence over the next few days.

London, and the UK, are open for business, and we are out there in greater numbers to make sure that the public see a highly visible presence to help reassure them as they go about their daily lives.”

The top anti-terror cop added: “In London the number of armed officers remains at near double strength, while in other parts of the UK there are up to a third more armed officers on duty.”

He said that the current arrangements had been developed to ensure the safety of the public without being “overly intrusive”.

*(FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE) – VIDEO: SYRIAN ‘REFUGEES’ IN GERMANY START STREET BATTLE, CHANT “ALLAHU AKBAR”

Two migrant groups pelt each other with stones during chaotic scenes

| Infowars.com – MARCH 27, 2017

Syrian refugees in the northern German city of Peine started a street fight with other migrants on Saturday night, as the two groups pelted each with stones while chanting “Allahu Akbar” before police moved in to stop the riot.

A video shot on Saturday night shows gangs of migrants running down the street shouting “Allahu Akbar” as they throw stones at another group of men at the end of the street, who then begin running towards them while also shouting “Allahu Akbar”.

The sound of glass being smashed and other weapons being thrown is heard throughout the clip.

According to reports in the German media, “ten refugees with mainly Syrian and Palestinian immigration backgrounds” started the chaos before they clashed with German “citizens with a predominantly Turkish, Kurdish and Lebanese background”.

Around 50 people were involved in the battle during which “several parked cars were damaged by the rampaging people”.

“Police were able to separate the groups with a large squad and reinforcement from other departments,” according to the report. After authorities learned that the two gangs were planning another battle on Sunday night, police arrived in advance to quell any more chaos.

The video of the incident has received over 200,000 views on Facebook, with many Germans reacting with fury in the comments.

Violent conflicts between different Muslims sects have become commonplace in major European cities.

In November last year, the area around the Stalingrad Metro in Paris became a “refugee battleground as rival gangs of migrants set upon each other in shocking scenes of violence.”

Archdiocese of Mexico City: Collaborators on Trump Wall ‘Traitors to their Country’

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By Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.

In a powerfully worded editorial, the Catholic archdiocese of Mexico City has condemned all companies and individuals who would work on Donald Trump’s border wall, calling them “immoral” and “traitors to their country.”

The unsigned editorial titled “Treason to the Homeland” appeared in Sunday’s edition of Desde la Fe, the weekly magazine of the Archdiocese of Mexico.

Pulling no punches, the op-ed savages the U.S. President, calling him a “fanatic” who is intent on constructing a “monument to intimidation and silence, hatred and xenophobia.”

As harsh as its denunciation of Trump may be, however, the article is directed at Mexicans who are willing to work on the wall. What is regrettable, the piece states, is that “on this side of the border, Mexicans are ready to collaborate with a fanatical project that annihilates the good relationship and harmony of two nations that share a common border.”

The article states that in recent days, more than 500 Mexican companies have expressed interest in contracts to participate in “the construction of the wall of ignominy,” by providing cement, materials, lighting and paint.

“With the fine justification of being companies that generate jobs, these companies seek to make a profit, regardless of the consequences, and consolidate their presence in the industry they exploit.”

For these companies, “the end justifies the means,” it reads.

The result, the piece adds, is that the “investment of Mexican companies in the wall will end up nurturing all those forms of discrimination that throughout history have subjected millions of human beings.”

The op-ed also takes issue with the Mexican government for its “lukewarmness” in dealing with Mexican businesses. In their short-sightedness, the piece continues, government officials fail to see that the wall is an “open threat” that violates social relations and peace and therefore has not taken legal action against these companies.

In an interesting twist, the op-ed states that “any deportation, when there is no proven crime and administrative failure justified according to law, is a sign of terror.”

It is entirely possible that the Archdiocese is unaware of Mexico’s own immigration policy and practices, which in most respects are stricter than those of the United States.

Under Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony. In Article 118, the General Law on Population states that foreigners entering the country without the required documentation will be fined the equivalent of “20 to 100 days of established minimum salary.”

Article 125 adds that along with the stated fine, foreigners without legal documentation will be deported from the country.

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015, the Mexican government “carried out about 150,000 deportations of unauthorized immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.”

The Mexican Archdiocese states that the border wall is a monument “to silence the voices of poorly paid and ill-treated workers, unprotected families and abused persons. It is a retreat from the noblest longings of mankind, for which much blood has been shed. It is a prelude to the destruction of the values of democracy and social rights.”

Moreover, the wall “represents the predominance of a country that considers itself good with the manifest destiny to crush a nationality that it has considered perverted and corrupt: the Mexican.”

The article concludes: “Any company that intends to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be considered as traitors to their country.”