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Perpetually Offended Liberals Can’t Even Stand A Display Mocking Donald Trump

Donald Trump display at Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, photo from Dekalb Daily Chronicle

Donald Trump display at Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, photo from Dekalb Daily Chronicle

The perpetually offended liberals who complain about everything from the US flag and national anthem to Halloween costumes are at it yet again; in what maybe their most absurd complaint about something ever.

Over the Halloween weekend during Sycamore, Illinois’ annual Pumpkin Festival a group of libs started protesting and demanding the removal of a 12-17 year olds pumpkin display depicting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The display, which mocked Trump and his biggest campaign issue of securing the Southern border, featured a pumpkin Trump standing behind a brick wall that said “Made in China”, while 6 gourds dressed with sombreros were placed near the wall along with a pinata, a sign being held by the Trump pumpkin read “I will build a great wall … to keep out the illegal Gourds.”

The Dekalb Daily Chronicle reports that the group of liberals weren’t offended by the Trump display per say, but by the sombrero wearing gourds:

A handful of people with signs protested during the festival. One sign read “Don’t reward hate.”

Jocelyn Santana, of DeKalb, said many people were bothered by the stereotypical portrayal of Hispanic immigrants, regardless of the intent of the boy who made it.

“The depiction of the culture was offensive,” Santana said. “It impacts the growing Latino population in Sycamore and DeKalb.”

Even worse, she said, was that the display received an award.

“The stereotypical message was validated by the award,” Santana said. “That was the larger issue. That’s what we were protesting.”

Some time during the weekend the boy who created the display and his family voluntarily removed the display after talks between the Sycamore Police, the protesters, the boy and his family and the Sycamore Lions Club which puts on the annual festival.

Prior to its removal the Trump display was given 3rd place in the 12-17 yr old age group for “Satire, news, and current events” category.

Mrs. Santana told the Daily Chronicle that she would have been fine with the display if the gourds were left blank, but decorated with the sombreros she and her 4 children felt offended and thus joined with some others to protest next to the display during part of the 5 day long festival.

If liberals and the Social Justice Warrior crowd want to flip out over this, I’d hate to see how they react in the coming weeks when Thanksgiving displays start popping up all over the country.

As the great Mark Levin has said for years Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Michael Madigan And John Cullerton Have Used $3.5 Million In Campaign Funds For Cubs, Bulls, And White Sox Season Tickets

Michael Madigan(D-Chicago)

Michael Madigan(D-Chicago)

With playoff baseball in Chicago and a critical election just around the corner an examination of Illinois Board of Elections campaign reports by USofArn.com shows that the states two most powerful legislative leaders Speaker Michael Madigan(D-Chicago) and Senate President John Cullerton(D-Chicago) have spent a combined $3.5 million from their campaign funds to purchase season tickets for the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and White Sox dating back to 1999. They are the only two lawmakers to make such purchases according to state records.

Michael Madigan’s spokesman Steve Brown told USofArn that the Speaker used some of those  tickets to attend games with his friends and family, which includes his daughter Lisa Madigan the states Attorney General. Despite multiple attempts Mr. Brown hasn’t responded any further to questions family-video-internetabout Speaker Madigan’s campaign spending(Which includes how and why he spent more than $700 at a Springfield Family Video for internet service from 1999-2003 when they’ve never offered that service).

Chicago residents learned earlier in the MLB post season that Chicago politicians were given special access to Cubs playoff tickets as they try to break the teams 108 year World Series curse.

madigan cubs playoffsIn the last decade and a half, using a combination of his Friends of Michael Madigan and 13th Democratic Ward campaign funds Madigan has shelled out $1.25 million for Cubs tickets, including post season tickets in previous years, over madigan-cubs-3q-2016$933,000 for White Sox season tickets, playoff tickets, and all-star game tickets, and another $423,610 for Bulls season tickets. There were also $23,000 in unspecified season ticket purchases by Madigan to the University of Notre Dame, which for the geography challenged is in Indiana, not Illinois. Just in the latest 3rd quarter report Madigan used more than $42,000 in campaign funds to purchase Cubs tickets.

cullerton-soxs-2016John Cullerton, who became President of the Illinois Senate in 2009, used more than $418,000 from his campaign fund for Cubs tickets, over $300,000 for White Sox tickets, and another $178,954 for Bulls tickets from the first quarter of this year going back to 1999.

 

 

reinsdorf-tixCampaign records also show that in the Summer of 2004 Michael Madigan bought nearly $500 worth of White Sox tickets off of team owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who also owns the Chicago Bulls.

Records also show Sen. Cullerton used over $18,000 in campaign funds for unspecified tickets from Stub Hub, plus another $7,000 for more unspecified tickets from other ticket vendors, to go along with nearly $8,000 worth of Chicago Bears tickets and over $10,000 in unnamed event tickets at the United Center.

One Illinois lawmaker who wished anonymity couldn’t stop laughing at how brazen Madigan and Cullerton were with this misuse of campaign funds especially given the ongoing campaign spending scandal involving Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino, who spent 24 years in the state legislature as a top Madigan lieutenant. Mautino is under state and federal investigation for half a million dollars in questionable spending at his home town gas station and bank.

It is supposed to be against Illinois campaign spending law(s) for a politician to use their campaign funds for personal gain.

Chicago Dem State Rep. Introduces Bill To Tax And Put Serial Numbers On Ammo

gunOn Monday Chicago Democrat state Rep. Sonya Harper filled HB 6615 that would require that all handgun ammunition kept, sold, or used in the state of Illinois starting in 2018 would have to have serial numbers, anyone in possession of unserialized ammo would face misdemeanor charges.  Harper’s bill would also establish a state registry for ammunition and sales with the Illinois State Police and impose a half a penny tax per round on ammo sold in the Illinois.

The synopsis of the bill:

 Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shall be serialized. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, any person who manufactures, causes to be manufactured, imports into the State for sale or personal use, keeps for sale, offers or exposes for sale, or who gives or lends any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, any person who possesses in any public place any handgun ammunition that is not serialized is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Provides exceptions. Provides that beginning January 1, 2018, the Department of State Police shall maintain a centralized registry of all reports of handgun ammunition transactions reported to the Department in a manner prescribed by the Department. Provides that information in the registry, upon proper application for that information, shall be furnished to peace officers and authorized employees of the Department of State Police or to the person listed in the registry as the owner of the particular handgun ammunition. Provides that the Department of State Police shall adopt rules relating to the assessment and collection of end-user fees in an amount not to exceed $0.005 per round of handgun ammunition or per bullet, in which the accumulated fee amount may not exceed the cost to pay for the infrastructure, implementation, operational, enforcement, and future development costs of these provisions. Effective January 1, 2018, except some provisions effective immediately.

There have been more than 570 murders so far in Chicago this year, with well over 3,000 wounded. This past weekend saw 8 people killed and another 40 wounded.

This horrific amount of crime is almost all the result of young black men shooting and killing or wounding other young blacks with illegal guns in a city that used to ban handgun ownership until that was found to be unconstitutional by the Courts. Chicago continues a near de facto ban on gun stores within city limits by way of zoning ordinances after the Courts again found the cities outright ban on them unconstitutional.  Chicago is so anti-gun that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amazon.com have teamed up to keep little kids from getting toys in the city, right as everyone gears up for the Christmas shopping season.

Making hunters, the states tens of thousands of concealed carry permit holders, or any other law-abiding gun owner put serial numbers on their ammunition won’t do diddley squat about the Chicago’s gang and drug violence problem.

If Rep. Harper wants to do something about Chicago’s(or Rockford’s) crime problem do something about the lack of fathers in these punk kids lives, do something about a culture that promotes violence, fix the Chicago court system so that shooting suspects aren’t back out on the street before the inks dry, that and so much more would do wonders for Chicago’s violent streets; putting serial numbers on everyone’s ammo is just a great way to get another Illinois anti-gun law squashed by the Courts for being unconstitutional.

Tea Party Congressional Candidate Gets Dem Vote Rigging Stopped In Illinois

Patrick Harlan

Patrick Harlan

Knox county Tea Party leader and Republican congressional candidate in Illinois’ 17th district Patrick Harlan and the Liberty Justice Center scored a major victory in Federal court to stop Democrat efforts to rig the vote ahead of the November 8th Presidential election.

During the 2014 lame duck session Illinois Democrat Party boss and Speaker of the House Michael Madigan ushered throw a new same day voter registration law that required counties with populations of more than 100,000 to let people register to vote at all polling places on election day. Of the 102 counties in Illinois many have populations well under that threshold, there are several Illinois counties with populations of less than 10,000. Those counties with lower populations only are required to have a central same day registration site under the law.

This obviously allows Democrats to maximize their voter turn out and vote totals in Chicago and Cook county in favor of Hillary Clinton and congresswoman Tammy Duckworth who is running for the US Senate.  As Republican statewide office seekers have known for a long time in Illinois it doesn’t matter how Illinois 101 other counties vote, everything is determined by Chicago and Cook county.

On Tuesday Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan agreed with arguments made by Harlan(whose is facing Rep. Cheri Bustos) and the Liberty Justice Center that the Madigan same day registration law was unconstitutional and disenfranchised the vote of residents of the states many rural counties.

Yehiayan wrote, “while it may be true that the polling place registration option can assist voters in certain populous counties, that option cannot be provided at the expense of lower population counties, thereby decreasing their political representation in Illinois.

Judge Yehiayan continued, “The application of this legislation favors the urban citizen and dilutes the vote of the rural citizen,” wrote Der-Yeghiayan, who added, “Illinois is made up of more than the Chicago metropolitan area and other high population areas. Equality under the law does not end at the city limits.”

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan(Speaker Madigan’s daughter) has said that she will appeal the ruling.

Jacob Huebert of the Liberty Justice Center said in a press release,

Today the court recognized the unfairness of guaranteeing a voting right to some voters but not others. The court ruled that if Illinois is going to have Election Day voter registration at polling places, it should be available statewide – and it should be fair. The government shouldn’t make it harder for people in some parts of the state to register and vote. If Illinois wants to provide Election Day voter registration at the polls, it can do so in a way that’s fair and equal. Six other states, including Illinois’ neighbors Wisconsin and Iowa, give all of their citizens the right to register and vote at their local polling places; they don’t favor voters in some counties over voters in other counties. We’re pleased the court affirmed that everyone has right to the same opportunity to vote.”

As it stands the ruling gives Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies better chances of picking up a few seats in the state legislature; any GOP gains would end Speaker Madigan’s veto-proof super-majority.  The ruling is not likely to help Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was in the Chicagoland area Wednesday, much as Hillary Clinton is still widely expected to win the heavily blue state, although her margin of victory is probably going to be diminished due to the courts actions. This court order might also be the only thing that can save Sen. Mark Kirk’s bacon.

Congresswoman Bustos has had no comment on the court ruling, although she will probably fire off a bunch of fundraising emails about it; she has more than $2 million in the bank, Patrick Harlan’s campaign is broke(donate here).

Voters across Illinois owe Patrick Harlan and the Liberty Justice Center a huge debt of gratitude for taking a small bite out of the Madigan machine and for making it a little easier to have fair(er) elections this November.

Transgender Bathroom Debate Draws Large Crowd To U-46 School Board Meeting

U-46 school board meeting Sept 12, 2016

U-46 school board meeting Sept 12, 2016

Hundreds of people came to Monday nights U-46 school board meeting in Elgin over a change to the 40,000 student districts bathroom and locker room policy for transgender students. More than 70 people signed up to speak and the crowd occupied the board meeting room and two overflow areas.

At the start of the Labor Day weekend the suburban Chicago school districts CEO Tony Sanders informed the school board that the districts policy of having transgender students use private facilities was being modified because of one student.  In further communications Sanders said that it would be a violation of the transgender students privacy and federal and state law for the district to inform parents of this change.

ward-bathU-46 school board member Jeannette Ward thought such a policy change needed to be brought to parents attention and disclosed the policy change in a Facebook post. The new policy took effect when classes resumed after Labor Day.  The Chicago Tribune ran a story about the controversy last week and Ward talked about it on former congressman Joe Walsh’s radio program last Thursday.

Many of the supporters of the new transgender friendly policy used their public comments to attack Ward for making the change in policy public and for talking to the media to bring the issue to the attention of U-46 parents and residents. Several of them also had nasty things to say about Walsh and his supporters.(Public comments start at 34:29)

Tracy, a parent in the district, said that Ward should, “Please stop bringing in outside groups to stand with you and stop using it(the school board) as a personal political platform to incite controversy and spew venom.”  Tracy also said, “Where a person pees shouldn’t be a priority.” “My children don’t worry about who uses the bathroom with them.”

Rich, an Elgin resident, said that he found it reprehensible that Jeanette Ward’s “First action was to ignore the child’s legal right to privacy and instead sought out the press and fringe political groups known for their hate and divisiveness. The vitriol spewed on Mrs. Ward’s Facebook page is sickening…Mrs. Ward is intentionally fanning the flames of hatred towards the most vulnerable in U-46.”  Rich went on to say that he thought that Jeanette Ward’s behavior, bring the issue to the public, constituted bullying.

Nick, a teacher at Bartlett High School, said, “I understand members of Joe Walsh’s freedom warriors are here….Please be very careful of the words we use. These words have consequences and I’ve seen the consequences in every school I’ve taught.  Some horrible cases of bully and in every case these bullyings had been preceded by hateful, poorly chosen, words by adults.”

Mike, the Principle at Bartlett High School, said, “Our diversity is our strength and our students are light years ahead of us the adults. We have a problem and the problem is not our students, the problem is that we have adults that have brought this perception that there are adults who are driving self-serving agendas. We’re forgetting where the real focus is and that focus is all of our students. The reality is we are continually dragging ourselves through the mud with this Jerry Springer, Murray Povich, sideshow nonsense that is masked in the Constitution and civics class lesson.”

Sept 12, 2016 U-46 school board meeting overflow room, photo from Jeanette Ward's FB page

Sept 12, 2016 U-46 school board meeting overflow room, photo from Jeanette Ward’s FB page

Not all of the more than 70 public comments were negative towards Ward.  Dave, a former teacher and administrator in the area, said that “Parents have the responsibility of protecting their child’s emotional and physical well-being and it should not be undermined by a school board for the sake of a confused individual. This board has lost its moral compass.”

Brock, an Elgin parent said that he was think of pulling his children out of U-46 because of the policy change.

Another local resident named John said, “I want equal rights for boys and girls who don’t want to be exposed to the nakedness of someone of the opposite sex in the locker room or bathroom. I think they deserve some defense and at least support because there are many that don’t want that.”

After the more than four-hour long meeting Jeanette Ward wrote on Facebook:

I want to thank ALL those who came to last night’s U-46 Board of Education meeting to let their voices be heard on transgender locker room practices in U-46, especially my supporters (attached are some pictures from one of the overflow rooms forwarded to me by a supporter). As I said last night, though, this is not about me; it is about ideas:

-The idea that parents have a right to know if their sons or daughters are
sharing locker rooms with members of the opposite biological sex

-The idea that parents shouldn’t be kept in the dark when it comes to the privacy and safety of their children

-The idea that privacy begins at the locker room/bathroom door

-The idea that federal and state law was never intended to conceal locker room and bathroom practice changes from parents
Since there seems to be some confusion about this, let me clarify. The practice of allowing members of the opposite biological sex to share a locker room is already occurring in U-46, effective September 6. That was the reason for my September 5 Facebook post. There will be no board vote on this. As was stated last night, the previous board (2013) approved policy 7.010 which states:

“the Board of Education will pursue equal educational and extracurricular opportunities for all students without regard to race, color, nationality, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, disability, status as homeless, order of protection status, actual or perceived marital or parental status, gender identity, pregnancy, and any other legally protectable category”

It is my position that the Administration and majority of the board are misinterpreting and misapplying existing anti-discrimination policies to justify new practice. Similarly phrased anti-discrimination policies and laws (including Title IX and the IL Human Rights Act) have always allowed schools and other organizations to maintain separate restrooms for objectively female and male persons.

Therefore, while it was wonderful that so many expressed concern about this change in U-46 practice (that for the first time, a gender dysphoric student is accessing the locker room that corresponds to his/her gender identity at the same time as members of the opposite biological sex), it will continue unless parents take action.

Rep. Litesa Wallace(D-Rockford) Encourages High School Football Players To Continue Protesting National Anthem

Auburn football players kneeling during national anthem Sept 9, 2016

Auburn football players kneeling during national anthem Sept 9, 2016

The wave of disrespect directed at this great nation, the flag, and our national anthem by a growing number of professional, college, and high school football players that was instigated by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is getting fuel poured on to it by social justice warrior advocate and Democrat state Representative Litesa Wallace of Rockford(IL).

On Friday September 9th 6 players from Rockford’s Auburn high school kneeled during the national anthem before their game with Belvidere North; a scene that was played out the night before by Denver Bronco’s LB Brandon Marshall. A photo  of players disrespecting the country on the weekend of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was posted to social media where it drew national attention after being shared around by activists with the Black Lives Matter movement.

On Monday Democrat state Rep. Litesa Wallace said that she’d like to see the football players continue to protest the national anthem at this Friday nights game; Auburn is at Belvidere.  Wallace told WTVO TV, “I think we should support them as they continue to understand our nation’s history – as they continue to understand themselves and their identity and their place in this world.”

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In a Facebook posting Monday Rep. Wallace also said that those who didn’t support the protesting of the national anthem didn’t understand them and their historical context and something about racial identity development(whatever that is).

“There’s a historical context missing from the discussion on this matter…but until those with far reaching opines choose to have an intellectually honest discussion these silent protests will continue to be misunderstood.

It would also be beneficial to understand the process of Racial identity development of young people of color. I’d say more but I quite literally already wrote a dissertation about it.”

wallace-introOn her Facebook page Rep. Wallace  introduces herself as a “Legislator committed to social justice & equality. Stereotypes must not drive policymaking.”

As a state lawmaker Wallace has been highly critical of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s reform agenda and has voted in almost complete lockstep with Speaker Michael Madigan to block that agenda. Last Summer Wallace attended a picnic put on by a Rockford area Latino organization where a pinata of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was whacked.

The six Auburn high school football players have not spoken publicly about the protest and there is no word on whether they plan on taking Rep. Wallace’s advice to continue protesting the national anthem.

Rockford school district officials say that the players broke no district policies.

 

 

 

 

 

Of Ricketts And Madigan

Michael Madigan(Left) Ricketts Family(Right)

Michael Madigan(Left) Ricketts Family(Right)

For the last several weeks Conservative Review’s Robert Eno has been detailing the attempts by the Ricketts family, of TD Ameritrade and owner of the Chicago Cubs, to take out members of the House Freedom Caucus, such as their successful effort against Rep. Tim Huelskamp, and to defeat Republican challengers who either want to join the Freedom Caucus or are endorsed by it running in congressional races around the country by way of their Ending Spending Action Fund(ESA Fund) PAC.

No matter who the President is Congress needs to have as many conservatives and constitutionalist in the House of Representatives and Senate as possible.

It is bad enough that the Republican Party establishment and donor class have it out for conservatives, it is even worse when you find those same establishment figures having a cozy little deal with the Democrat who runs Illinois Michael Madigan.

The Speaker of the Illinois House since 1983(minus 2 years during the Gingrich revolution) Madigan has run this state like a tyrannical King.  It was Madigan, by way of his lawyers and his Judges, that recently kept a citizen driven state constitutional amendment ballot measure to take legislative redistricting power away from him off the November ballot. It has been those Madigan allies that have been keeping similar efforts to amend the Illinois Constitution to impose term limits on the legislature from ever going before the voters; Madigan has been in elected office since 1971. Reforming state government by way of redistricting and term limits have been two of the key agenda items of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Madigan’s staunch opposition to those reforms and other elements of Rauner’s Turn Around Agenda, such a collective bargaining and other union related reforms, led the state to go a year without a budget.

By controlling redistricting Michael Madigan and the Democrat Party, of which he is state chairman, have been able to control who gets to represent the people of Illinois in Springfield and Washington DC.

Following the Tea Party wave of 2010, which even hit deep blue Illinois, Madigan used redistricting to oust Tea Party firebrand Joe Walsh and the mild-mannered Bobby Schilling from their congressional districts in order to make easy paths to victory for Democrat party darling Tammy Duckworth, and Cheri Bustos whose a close family friend of Sen. Dick Durbin’s. Madigan also used that same opportunity to pit longtime conservative congressman Don Manzullo up against one the GOPe’s young rising stars Adam Kinzinger, a race that Manzullo lost and conservatives the nation over have been lamenting ever since.  Controlling redistricting has also allowed Michael Madigan to build a veto-proof super majority in both chambers of the legislature.

As any Illinois resident can tell you Michael Madigan’s rule has been disastrous. Over $110 billion in pension debt. Sky high property taxes, which are just about to get even worse in the city of Chicago thanks to its bankrupt public school system. Massive outward migration of jobs and taxpayers to neighboring states. Out of control business costs(workers compensation), wayward regulations, we even are terrible when it comes to lawsuits and jury awards and the like.

And all the while Madigan has been ruining this great state, we did give to the nation Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, he has been apparently enjoying himself at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field padding the Chicago Cubs front office ticket sales, which in turn has been money at the disposal of the Ricketts family since they bought the team in 2009.

madigan season ticketsIllinois Board of Election campaign reports dating back to 1999(which is as far as state online records go) show that Michael Madigan used a combination of his campaign funds and the campaign funds of the Democrats 13th Ward organization, which Madigan has controlled since the late ’60s, to buy more than $1.25 million worth of season tickets to the Cubs, including playoff tickets. State records also show that Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton(D-Chicago) were the only two elected officials buying season tickets. All other lawmakers buying Cubs, or any other team tickets, made single game or weekend package purchases, and all of them listed the purpose as being for fundraising; something Michael Madigan never did(only in the earliest years did the records even say season tickets).

Madigan’s spokesman Steve Brown indicated to me several days prior to the Democrat Party convention in July that the Speaker did use some of those tickets along with his family.  As of this writing he has yet to respond more fully to questions surrounding those and other season ticket purchases to the Chicago Bulls and White Sox made with campaign funds.

That could possibly be a legal issue for the all mighty ruler of Illinois given that it is supposed to be illegal to use campaign funds for personal use. But, given every law passed in this state for the last four decades has his fingers prints, if not outright stamp of approval, on them, maybe Madigan and Mr. Brown know something the rest of us don’t.  I haven’t yet heard from the states Attorney General’s office, something about Lisa(Madigan) going to a baseball game with her dad.

O’ the tangle webs we weave.

Michael Madigan rules Illinois with an iron fist while enjoying the fine team the Ricketts family is bankrolling as they look to end Chicago’s World Series curse and all the while both work behind the scenes to destroy conservatives.

Lovely.

 

 

Black Lives Matters Twisted Sense of Justice

Rockford BLM protesters demanding justice for Javon Blake

Rockford BLM protesters demanding justice for Javon Blake

Ever since the deaths of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO the Black Lives Matter movement has displayed a rather twisted sense and understanding of what justice means.

To the Black Lives Matter crowd George Zimmerman was a cold-blooded murder who deserves to hang in the public square because he killed an unarmed black youth. Nevermind the fact that Zimmerman only fired his weapon, killing Martin, in self-defense as Martin was in the process of bashing Zimmerman’s skull open on a sidewalk.

For Black Lives Matter officer Darrin Wilson similarly killed a young black man, out of bigoted racism, and in cold blood. But facts are a stubborn thing given that Michael Brown had minutes prior to his death committed a strong-armed robbery of a convenience store and that he attacked officer Wilson inside of his squad car and attempted to take his weapon; the fatal shot that stuck Brown didn’t come as he had his hands up saying, “Don’t Shoot” as his accomplice in crime Dorian Johnson had falsely claimed, but as he was charging officer Wilson to attack him further.

To Black Lives Matter the narrative of racism against blacks and other minorities and police brutality are vastly more important than something as pesky as the truth.

This twisted sense of justice and policing has developed into open calls by Black Lives Matter radicals from Chicago to disarmed, disband, and defund police departments and to replace them with self policing “solutions” by minority communities themselves.

Which I guess means letting gangs and drug dealers do their thing without anyone trying to stop/prevent them, or investigating and prosecuting after the fact given that most crime in the nations big cities is committed by minorities against members of their own community.

Stopping the daily black on black crime in Chicago doesn’t matter to BLM, they’d rather hoot and holler, block interstate traffic, and sometimes riot(Ferguson, Baltimore) whenever a “Person of Color” is killed by a police officer or someone whom they perceive to be “white”.

Which brings me to Rockford’s BLM and their calls for “Justice” for Valencia Fresco, aka Javon Blake, who was shot and killed during an altercation with two Metro Enforcement security guards outside of the Rockford Housing Authorities Auburn Manor housing complex on April 16th of this year on his 34th birthday.

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For months Rockford BLM activists have been demanding that Winnebago county States Attorney Joe Bruscato not only indict the two security guards but convict them solely based upon the fact that a black man died.

The two security guards appear to have deployed a taser during their confrontation with Fresco at which point he attempted to flee. The security guards have claimed that Fresco was armed.  The Winnebago county corner’s office says that Fresco was drunk at the time of his death.

A month after the shooting Fresco’s family told WIFR:

“My nephew who was executed in the streets of Rockford, Illinois,” said Blake’s aunt Charise Blake. “Left in the street to bleed to death. No one had the common courtesy or decency as a human being. Not just the fact that it was her son, it was somebody’s son. If you want to get answers for the family, go find the names of those officers who did this. They released my nephew’s name, but they refuse to release their names. That’s the kind of justice we want for Javon.”

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Instead of letting an investigation play out and allowing police and the States Attorney’s office to go where the evidence led them, Rockford BLM agitators like Star Lasha, insisted that the security guards were guilty of a crime and that they had to be punished.

For months Lasha and others have organized marches and protest around Rockford

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demanding that they get their brand of justice, and at their pace.

Earlier this month SA  Bruscato announced a grand jury had approved first degree murder charges against the two security guards, Ryan Bruce Mattingly and Alijon Khalil.  Bruscato says that the guards punched Fresco in the face and choked him as they attempted to handcuff him. They say that Mattingly was the one who fired the fatal shot(s).

Both guards had initial $1 million bonds lowered to $100,000 and both are out of the Winnebago county jail pending trial.

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With the recent indictment against the security guards, and a BLM protest in Rockford last weekend over the police shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge I attempted to talk with Star Lasha about the case, the activism surrounding Mr. Fresco’s death, and some inflammatory comments she’s made on social media; namely a post saying “F*&% da Police” in the days after the shooting of Mr. Fresco.

After initially agreeing to answer my questions, Ms. Lasha. then declined saying, “Take your questions and shove it #Peace.” After she learned I wasn’t interested in just letting her spout off , but instead wanted to probe her understanding of the legal system, and challenged her on some of her Facebook postings as well as some of the positions Black Lives Matter has taken towards police.

Ms. Lasha openly stated that she did not want people who said or think that “All Lives Matter” should attend last weekends protest at Beattie park in downtown Rockford.

Our legal system is not one run by mob rule.

Mr. Mattingly and Khalil are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, in a court of law.

Street agitating for their heads isn’t justice, it is tyranny.

No one truly knows what transpired that April night between the two security guards and Mr. Fresca, that is why we have police investigations, forensics, grand juries, and trials, not summary judgements based singularly on the race of those involved. If the facts show this shooting to be justifiable so be it, if the evidence shows they acted recklessly they will suffer the consequences.

If Black Lives Matter wants justice for victims of crime, have witnesses come forward, let the process work itself out, and I don’t know maybe encourage black teens and young adults to not shoot people, resist arrest, rob people, or fight with cops(or security guards).

Do that and the few hundred cases each year of black men killed during encounters with law enforcement will decline.

 

Foreign Hackers Breach Illinois Voter Database

hackedBloomington Tea Party blogger Diane Benjamin has found an email from the Illinois State Board of Elections which details a serious data breach of the states voter database.

The emails author Director of voting and registration systems Kyle Thomas states that on July 12th the Board of Elections detected an intrusion into the voter database, by the next day the states online voter database was shutdown and has remained so through today because a hacker or group of hackers most likely working on the behalf of a foreign government attempted to gain access to voter signatures and other information including voting history.

The hackers used the Board of Elections website, and its online registration forms, to insert code that allowed the hackers to access areas containing voters personal information.

From the email:

This was a highly sophisticated attack most likely from a foreign (international) entity.

·         We have found no evidence that they added, changed, or deleted any information in the IVRS database.  Their efforts to obtain voter signature images and voter history were unsuccessful.

·         They were able to retrieve a number of voter records.  We are in the process of determining the exact number of voter records and specific names of all individuals affected.  (Because of the complex methods used to access the data, this may take 10-15 days.)

·         In an effort to prevent an attack such as this from happening in the future, we have made a number of security enhancements to the IVRS and POVA systems.

The BoE is attempting to find out whose personal information was compromised by the hack and plans on contacting them in the future(once identified).

Already the BoE website and database have had their security upgraded(or is in the process of doing so) and are changing passwords.

This hack follows in the heels of a hack of the Democrat National Committees database(s) and an intrusion last year into the Office of Personal Management which contains the records of nearly all federal employees past and present.

Illinois voters are highly encouraged to monitor bank accounts and other things for possible signs of identity theft.

Authorities including the Illinois Attorney Generals office are investigating the breach.

The Next Islamic Terror Attack Is Likely To Happen In Chicago

ISIS threats against Chicago and White House

ISIS threats against Chicago and White House

Fort Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, Orlando.

Over the course of the Obama administration Islamic terrorist have kept hitting us here at home.

Those above mentioned terrorist attacks all took place at the hands of radicalized Muslim-Americans, with San Bernardino and Orlando being done in the name of ISIS.

While the ongoing threat of more “Lone Wolf” is very real, the next evolution of Islamic terrorism, something ISIS has openly said it plans and intends to use, is the carrying out of an attack by one or more terrorists who have embedded themselves among the refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

It is sadly all to likely that when such an attack takes place it will happen in and around Chicago.

Illinois Review has new federal data which shows Illinois has received the 5th most Syrian refugees from 2014 tell April of this year 236, 157 relocating to Chicago and 42 heading to Rockford, with 24 going to Aurora. Michigan has taken in the most with 367. The Obama administration has hoped to bring 10,000 Syrians into the country and some Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Illinois Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Duckworth want to bring in even more.

In recent years multiple people have been arrested at O’Hare attempting to leave Chicago for Syria to join ISIS. We know at least one Chicago native has been killed in Syria fighting on behalf of ISIS. A Rockford woman has pleaded guilty to sending money and supplies to ISIS, her 5 co-defendants are awaiting trial in St. Louis. And who can forget the plot by some Chicagoans, one of whom was in the National Guard, to attack the Joliet Armory and leave for Syria to join ISIS.

I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if ISIS has already gotten someone into Chicagoland via the refugee resettlement, which the FBI admits it can’t vet. It may also be likely that a Chicago area native has gone to and been in Syria or Libya for the last several months or year(s) training and has already returned to the Windy City.

As we saw in Orlando there are more soft targets in Chicago and the suburbs than you could possibly hope to list, just an attack on a busy downtown intersection could result in dozens of victims.

I wish I’m never right about this.