In Ionia, Michigan, Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger gave zero jail time to someone who shot an 84-year-old woman

In Ionia, Michigan, Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger gave zero jail time to someone who shot an 84-year-old woman.

In my opinion, this judge is more evil than the shooter. The shooter is just a dumb civilian. But the judge is someone who is in power. It is their job to protect innocent people from violent scumbags such as this.

And I don’t care if the shooting was “accidental” or deliberate. I put the word “accidental” in quotes because there is no such thing as an “accidental” shooting. The accurate word is “negligent.” But it doesn’t make any difference to the person who was shot.

The shooter should be in prison, regardless of whether the shooting was negligent or intentional.

You can read about it at this link:

Michigan man gets community service for shooting anti-abortion campaigner

Associated Press

May 24, 2023

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man who pleaded no contest to shooting an 84-year-old woman campaigning against abortion rights at his home was sentenced to community service Tuesday.

Richard Harvey, 75, was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. Judge Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger also gave him a suspended jail sentence of two months and a delayed sentence of one year on probation.

Harvey pleaded no contest last month to felonious assault, careless discharge of a firearm causing injury and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Kreeger also must pay $347.19 in restitution and cannot have any contact with the woman he shot, 84-year-old Joan Jacobson.

Jacobson was shot Sept. 20 at Harvey’s home in Odessa Township, a community about 130 miles (210 kilometers) northwest of Detroit. Jacobson told investigators that she was asking a woman at the home to vote against a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion in the state when she was told to leave. The amendment later passed.

Harvey has said the shooting was accidental, but Jacobson has maintained she believes it was intentional after she had argued with Harvey’s wife, Sharon Harvey.

Jacobson was treated at a hospital for a shoulder wound.

May 26, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The criminal histories of the suspect’s in CPD Officer Areanah Preston’s murder

May 20, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. 1 comment.

An innocent person named Michael Brasel was murdered because the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota refused to lock up a teenager who had previously pointed a gun at someone’s head

CBS News recently reported:

Boy, 17, charged with shooting youth hockey coach Michael Brasel

May 12, 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection to the death of beloved youth hockey coach Michael Brasel last Saturday.

The boy faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree murder while committing a felony.

The same boy was charged in connection to an April 2022 incident in which he took what appeared to be a gun to Harding High School and tried to steal from another student.

Documents say that he demanded a cell phone from the student and held the gun to his head in the school bathroom. Two other boys witnessed the incident, which was captured on Snapchat.

If this unnamed teenager had been locked up for his previous crime of pointing a gun at someone’s head, he would not have been able to murder Michael Brasel.

But the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota doesn’t care about the victims of gun crime. So they let this dangerous criminal run around free, and allowed him to murder an innocent person named Michael Brasel.

If the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota was against gun crime, this unnamed teenager would have been in prison, and Michael Brasel would still be alive.

May 14, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Negligent killer in San Marcos, Texas, gets only 90 days in prison. I think he should get 30 years.

Texas State student shot, killed through wall while sleeping; convicted shooter receives 90 days sentence

By Meredith Aldis

May 8, 2023

SAN MARCOS, Texas – A family is fighting for a Hays County judge to review the sentencing for the man who killed their son. Texas State student Austin Salyer was negligently shot by his neighbor through a wall.

Austin Salyer was a junior at Texas State University. He was studying criminal justice and military science. He had just signed a contract with the Army in September 2021.

“Austin texted me at 8:53 p.m. and said, ‘I’m going to bed,’ you know, ‘good night, sweet dreams. I love you.’ And I said, ‘ok, I love you too.’ And then I waited about three minutes and I said, ‘keep making us proud’ and that was the last text I got from him,” Bonnie Salyer, Austin’s mom, said.

His mom said he was supposed to be up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning for his first road march with his new platoon. At around 6 a.m., Bonnie checked Austin’s location.

“I saw that his phone was still inside his apartment, and I thought, ‘oh my gosh, he overslept.’ And so I started calling him, I started pinging him,” Bonnie Salyer said.

An hour and a half later, she still hadn’t heard from him.

“I thought maybe he just was in a hurry, he left his phone, which I knew in my heart that wasn’t true because nobody leaves their phone behind, right, it’s become part of our, literally part of our bodies. And so about 7:30 I kind of started to panic, panic started to set in,” Bonnie Salyer said.

At around 11:15 a.m., Bonnie texted one of Austin’s friends.

“I can’t get a hold of Austin, and I’d like to know if you can please go knock on his door, see if you can wake him up. He was all on it. He was like, oh, yeah, I’ll go scare him,” Bonnie Salyer said.

Instead, the friend saw Fire and EMS on the fifth floor, the floor Austin Salyer stayed on.

“A police officer called and said, you know, what’s your son’s full name? What’s his date of birth? And then he said, I’m sorry to tell you over the phone, but we found your son deceased in his apartment this morning,” Bonnie Salyer said.

Austin was shot through the wall while he was lying in bed.

“It just terrifies us to think how long he might have laid their suffering with his neighbor next door and not getting any help for him,” Rodney Salyer, Austin’s father, said.

Gabriel Brown, Austin’s neighbor, claimed at around midnight, he accidentally fired his gun while modifying it and talking on the phone with his father. He turned himself in but wasn’t arrested. Brown was indicted on criminally negligent homicide. His bond was set at $3,000.

“As a victim, you’re so handcuffed and disadvantaged compared to what the criminal has available to them for loopholes. They get to control things, they get to hire whatever, defense attorney they want, whereas the victim is stuck with whatever judge, whatever prosecutor, whatever. You don’t have any control over that at all. They don’t have to provide any information back to you, but anything you provide has to be provided to them. It is so lopsided against the victim to be able to get any kind of justice,” Rodney Salyer said.

The Salyers weren’t happy with the charges being presented.

“Everything gets diluted. You have to start up here just so by the time everything’s diluted, there’s some sort of punishment. In our case, they’re starting down at the bottom. They’re literally starting at the lowest felony that they could possibly start with,” Rodney Salyer said.

Brown pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide. He was originally sentenced to 180 days in jail, and he’d report to jail for 18 days during Austin’s birthday and another 18 days on the date of the shooting for five years. Not even a month later, the sentence was changed to 90 days.

“We were like, how can that be? We weren’t involved, nobody’s told us anything about this. Well, the change to 90 days is this, the document was correctly typed up with 18 days. Someone scratched it out and wrote in nine. No, no initials. No, nothing,” Rodney Salyer said. “If we didn’t follow up with him, it would have just gone behind the scenes.”

The Salyers said they asked for a hearing to review the sentencing change, but it was denied.

While Brown spends 90 days in jail, the Salyers are left with just memories.

May 11, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , . Guns, Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. 1 comment.

In Chicago, a 24-year-old woman was murdered because the bleeding hearts kept setting these four violent serial criminals free again and again and again, instead of keeping them locked up. The bleeding hearts will try to use this murder as an excuse to pass more gun control, instead of admitting that they were wrong to not keep these violent serial criminals locked up.

The criminal histories of the suspect’s in CPD Officer Areanah Preston’s murder

May 10, 2023

CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 is always investigating.

CBS 2’s Marissa Perlman reports on the criminal history of the suspects charged in the murder of CPD Officer Areanah Preston. They all now face first degree murder and armed robbery charges in Saturday’s killing.

All of them with a criminal history. Three of the suspects were 14 at the time of their first arrest. The youngest was arrested for the first time at 13. Each of the four suspects in CPD Officer Areanah Preston’s murder has a lengthy criminal history.

Their records show a pattern of committing new crimes while on probation. The most serious sentence: Joseph Brooks, 18, arrested nine times since 2019. Charges involve a stolen car, theft and armed robbery.

Last September, he was sent to juvenile detention for a carjacking he committed while on probation, and was classified as a violent juvenile offender.

Sources tell the CBS 2 Investigators this case was closed just a few weeks before Officer Preston’s murder. Jakwon Buchanan also 18, was arrested in 2019 for robbery. While on probation, he was arrested again for carjacking.

Last November, a juvenile arrest warrant was issued related to both of those crimes.

Then there’s 19-year-old Trevell Breeland, who has faced multiple charges as an adult and a juvenile. He too was on probation at the time of the murder. His record dates back to 2018 and includes attacking a teacher and pushing his mother down the stairs. He’s never been given more than probation or supervision.

The youngest suspect, Jaylen Frazier, is 16. his first arrest in 2019 was at 13. He served four years probation. While on probation for robbery, he was arrested multiple times for weapons offenses, armed robbery and having a stolen car. He too spent time in juvenile detention.

Three of the four have had some involvement with DCFS but the details of those cases are not yet clear. They are all being held without bond.

May 11, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Police criticise ‘soft’ sentence for thug who broke officer’s eye socket

Police criticise ‘soft’ sentence for thug who broke officer’s eye socket

Sussex Police Federation says Sergeant Alec Barrett was lucky not to be blinded in the attack as he tried to stop a fight

By Catherine Lough

5 May 2023

Police criticise 'soft' sentence for thug who broke officer's eye socket

Sussex Police Federation says Sergeant Alec Barrett was lucky not to be blinded in the attack as he tried to stop a fight

A police federation has criticised a “lenient and soft” sentence handed out to a teenager who broke an officer’s eye socket and nose but ended up walking free from court.

Jonathan Beauchamp, 19, was given a year’s custodial sentence suspended for two years on Tuesday for punching Sergeant Alec Barrett repeatedly in the face as the officer attempted to break up a fight in Brighton, East Sussex.

Sgt Barrett said he was lucky not to have been blinded in the unprovoked attack, which left him with severe injuries including a concussion, a broken eye socket leading to bleeding in his sinuses, a broken nose and damage to his cheek.

Beauchamp first hit Barrett with a “flying punch”.

Recalling the attack, Barrett said he was in a “vulnerable position on the ground when the man sucker-punched me from a position that I didn’t see coming.

“When I regained full consciousness, I looked up to try to work out what had happened as I knew I was defenceless, he then punched me again a few more times in the face whilst standing over me.

“My face is horrendously swollen, initially located around my eye, but now it’s around my cheek and one side of my face.

“I’ve been assaulted before, but I now find myself apprehensive about going back to work, especially operational duty, where I might be in the same position again. It’s affected me and my family, who now worry about me going to work.”

Sussex Police Federation condemned the sentence as being “soft” on violent crime, and said 1,322 officers in Sussex were assaulted last year – more than three a day.

Courts ‘must protect the protectors’

Sgt Raffaele Cioffi, Deputy Secretary of Sussex Police Federation, said: “This is a lenient sentence for a violent criminal whose cowardly attack on a defenceless police officer left him with serious injuries.

“Let’s not forget that Sgt Barrett was trying to protect members of the public and was violently attacked for doing so. He was lucky not to have been blinded.

“The Federation continues to call on the courts to do their bit and protect the protectors. Custodial sentences are the strongest deterrent to stop these kinds of attacks – anything less does not protect us.

“Sadly, yet again, we see the courts going soft on violent crime, it’s an outrageous decision by the court and I fear officers will continue to be seriously injured until they take it seriously.

“The Government needs to take a strong stance against violent crime. We need to see action in the courts, not words. Until they do, violent criminals will continue to walk free, as in this case, [with] no real justice for victims.

“The Federation will continue to lobby the Government for a change in the sentencing guidelines for violent crime.

“I fear officers and members of the public will not be safe until this changes.”

Beauchamp pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent at Brighton Magistrates Court last month.

In addition to his suspended sentence, he was given a five-month curfew and ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £2,000 in compensation.

May 7, 2023. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The ban on guns at the Allen, Texas outlet mall is 100% about virtue signalling, and has nothing to do with actually preventing mass shootings

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

May 7, 2023

Allen Premium Outlets: “Code of conduct… No weapons.”


That’s the official policy of the shopping center in Allen, Texas, where a mass shooter named Mauricio Garcia recently killed 8 people.

The shooter was killed by a police officer.


By comparison, last year at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, a would-be mass shooter named Jonathan Sapirman was shot and killed by a law abiding gun owner named Elisjsha Dicken.

We will never know how many lives Dicken saved.


If I had to choose between both of these horrible situations, I would choose the less horrible of the two. I would choose the situation where a law abiding gun owner saved some unknown number of lives.

Of course the ideal situation would be that bad guys would obey a policy that bans guns. But bad guys don’t obey policies that ban guns.

Therefore, I believe that the ban on weapons at the Texas shopping center is 100% about virtue signalling, and has nothing to do with actually preventing mass shootings.

May 7, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Guns, Self defense, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

This guy was sentenced to “life without parole” for killing two people. They let him out anyway. Then he killed two more people. If he had been executed for the first two killings, those other two people would still be alive.

Once seen as a success story for life after prison, he’s now accused of double murder. Again.

By William Lee

April 30, 2023

The Wednesday in January 2017 when Steven Hawthorne walked out of Stateville Correctional Center, criminal justice advocates hailed it as an ultimate triumph: He was a free man for the first time in 33 years after being sentenced as a teenager to life in prison for the double murder of an alleged neighborhood bully and a bystander.

Over the next three years, Hawthorne was seen as a successful example of integrating former prisoners into society. He earned a certification for fixing heating and cooling systems. He volunteered at the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University, where law students worked to help free him. He was also a big brother figure managing a transitional housing for formerly incarcerated men, a role featured in a Tribune article in 2019.

But over time, cracks began to appear in Hawthorne’s new lease on life. In February 2020, he was arrested for gun possession. In January, he was arrested after police found five firearms, including an AR-15 rifle, during a traffic stop, according to court records.

Now his run-ins with the law have taken a violent turn. Cook County prosecutors accuse Hawthorne — a former shining example of successful inmate reentry into society — of committing a grisly new double homicide of an ex-girlfriend and her new beau.

Part of the violent attack on April 16, that ended with the woman’s head being crushed with a large rock, was witnessed by the woman’s children, a 3-year-old girl and 5-year-old twins. They were most likely spared from witnessing the most brutal part of their mother’s death when a good Samaritan pulled them into his car during the alleged attack. They told him that Hawthorne shot their mother, authorities said during an April 18 bail hearing.

While prosecutors provided the details of the double slaying of Tamera Washington, 26, and her new boyfriend, Norman Redden Sr., 51, they did not offer a motive, merely hinting that it was related to Hawthorne’s failed relationship with Washington, which ended late last year.

But regardless of the reason, the allegation of the killings stunned friends and former colleagues of Hawthorne, particularly those who worked with him to support freed inmates. The imposing 6-foot-3 Hawthorne, who had taken the first name Mustafa, was well respected by the former inmates he helped reintegrate into society and the staff of the charity where he worked.

In fact, he’d made such an impression with his hard work and willingness to pitch in, officials at the Inner City Muslim Action Network, a charity and advocacy group, had begun shifting him toward more community organizing and policy work instead of the more grueling reentry work.

The allegations left his former boss, recently elected 5th Ward Ald. Desmon Yancy, who supervised Hawthorne last year as a former administrator with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, “shocked and devastated.”

“My heart is broken for Tamera’s children and for Norman’s family,” Yancy said when reached by the Tribune. “This isn’t anything I saw coming by any stretch.”

The alleged attack

Prosecutors said Hawthorne used a key to enter Washington’s brick two-story bungalow on South Luella Avenue in South Chicago around 1:40 a.m., while the woman’s 63-year-old uncle watched television in the living room. Washington and Redden were sleeping in one room while the three children slept in another when Hawthorne entered the house, according to authorities.

Holding a 9 mm handgun, Hawthorne entered a bedroom and shot Redden in the head, Assistant State’s Attorney Anne McCord Rodgers told the court two days after the shooting. The gunshot awakened everyone, including Washington’s children. Washington’s uncle briefly struggled with Hawthorne during the commotion until two more shots were fired, prosecutors said. The uncle pretended to be wounded and Hawthorne ran out of the house, Rodgers said.

Authorities said Hawthorne chased after Washington from the home to the corner near 83rd Street and Paxton Avenue, shooting her once as they ran, wounding her. They said the 250-pound Hawthorne then got on top of the smaller woman and beat her repeatedly with the handgun. Finally, prosecutors said, Hawthorne retrieved a large rock from a nearby yard and dropped it on Washington.

In the midst of the alleged beating, a couple passing through the area happened upon Hawthorne and Washington and attempted to intervene, believing it to be a sex assault because the woman was half dressed.

“I pulled up on the side of them and that’s when he raised the gun and said ‘Keep going,’ ” the 62-year-old motorist recalled to a Tribune reporter. “I kept going. I didn’t know what to do, so I called the police and told them they need to get there in a hurry,” he said.

Suddenly, Washington’s 3- and 5-year-old daughters appeared near the scene, causing the motorist and his wife to take them into their car for fear they might be harmed. Doing so may have shielded them from witnessing the most gruesome aspects of their mother’s death. A bloodstained boulder was found next to Washington’s body.

“I know it’s a good deed and everything and I’d do it again if I had to,” he said, asking not to be identified. “That’s just how it goes. I don’t want to see anyone harmed, period.”

The motorist said it’s the second homicide he has witnessed. He is using work to distract himself, and put the horror behind him.

“I work a lot. I’ve been doing a little extra work, just keeping my mind focused on other things. And talking with my wife, because she’s strong — way more than me,” he said. “She was talking about counseling or something, but I don’t need that. God is my counselor.”

An autopsy confirmed that Washington died primarily from massive head injuries, with the gunshot to the right arm being a contributing factor, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Redden died from a single gunshot wound to the face. Both deaths were classified as homicides.

Funerals for Washington and Redden were recently held. Attempts to reach their families were unsuccessful.

A 54-year-old south suburban man who said he’s been friends with Hawthorne for years and posted his bail for his January gun case told the Tribune that Hawthorne and Washington’s relationship had been deteriorating. The former couple had an ongoing dispute over Hawthorne’s personal items left in Washington’s home.

“The understanding that I got was more of a person enraged, a person that was just fed up,” said the man who also asked not to be identified when the Tribune contacted him. “I wish he would have came to me to tell me how he was feeling and I could have talked him down … or would have went over there myself and talked to the young lady … so it wouldn’t have even happened like this. It’s just real sad … this mother’s gone and these kids.”

The friend said he thought the situation was complicated by Hawthorne’s stunted development with women, saying Washington was only the second woman he’d dated since being released. “You have to realize he’d gone though his adolescent years without a young lady,” the friend said.

The Cook County public defender’s office did not respond to a request for comment. Hawthorne’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

Sentenced to life at 17

When Cook County Judge Stephen Schiller sentenced Hawthorne in 1984 to life without parole for killing two people, he lamented the lack of any judicial discretion that would allow him to sentence the teenager to a lesser sentence, but added that he couldn’t make law, only interpret it.

Rather ironically, he also expressed doubt that Hawthorne would pose a threat to the community by the time he reached 40 or 50, a 2014 news report stated.

Now at age 55, Hawthorne faces a possibility of returning to prison for the remainder of his life for an alleged attack so violent, he was covered in blood when a Chicago police officer tackled and arrested him.

Hawthorne had spoken publicly about his tough childhood growing up in the former Stateway Gardens complex in Bronzeville. His childhood had an abrupt end at age 16, when he fatally shot two people during a single incident: one a neighborhood bully, the other a bystander fatally struck by a ricocheting bullet.

In 2014, the Tribune followed the court cases of Hawthorne and others hoping to be released following a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional. He was later resentenced to serve 68 years and was released with court restrictions. His murder conviction remained intact and was required to register as a violent offender.

Hawthorne’s release and community work has been used as an example to help inspire other men struggling to reenter society following jail or prison sentences.

Yancy said he sensed the emotional toll that growing up in prison had taken on Hawthorne, who was sentenced when he was 17.

“I could tell that he was wounded or at least traumatized by his prison experience,” Yancy said.

Hawthorne’s arrest highlights the challenges that other formerly incarcerated men encounter following long prison terms. One 2018 study found that 68% of state prisoners are rearrested within the first three years of release.

“People exiting prison from long-term confinement need stronger support around them. Many people exhibit a low crime risk but have high psychological, financial, and vocational demands that have been greatly exacerbated by their lengthy incarceration,” wrote Ashley Nellis, co-director of research for the Sentencing Project, an advocacy group for assisting prisoners.

“Mustafa’s story, until recently, was lifted up as a success story, but then there’s a reality that returning inmates have a lot to deal with,” Yancy said. “This is unimaginable, but it also isn’t the first story that we’ve heard about people who come home from long stretches in prison and just found themselves unable to cope.”

May 1, 2023. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

“Community members and critics of Alameda County DA Pamela Price have raised questions this month about the charges that were filed after the fatal shooting on the freeway of 5-year-old Eliyanah Crisostomo. Price has not brought any gang or gun enhancements in connection with the fatal shooting — even though the DA’s office identified all three men who have been charged as Sureño gang members from Fremont.”

Charging decisions questioned after killing on I-880 of girl, 5

Sources say it is almost unheard of in the Bay Area to see charges filed without any enhancements in such a serious case.

By Emilie Raguso

April 24, 2023

Community members and critics of Alameda County DA Pamela Price have raised questions this month about the charges that were filed after the fatal shooting on the freeway of 5-year-old Eliyanah Crisostomo.

Price has not brought any gang or gun enhancements in connection with the fatal shooting — even though the DA’s office identified all three men who have been charged as Sureño gang members from Fremont.

It is almost unheard of in the Bay Area to see charges filed without any enhancements in such a serious case, said sources familiar with the matter.

And it’s the first time anything like it has happened in Alameda County.

This break in precedent may be the most revealing move yet as to how Price plans to approach and overhaul criminal justice in the county.

Price, Alameda County’s first Black district attorney, describes herself as a progressive prosecutor whose goal is to “disrupt the system.”

She won 53% of the vote in November and has said she believes she has a mandate to reshape the office.

By many accounts, however, Alameda County was already among the most progressive DA’s offices in the nation when she took over.

In a directive she issued in March and recently finalized, Price took the position that sentencing enhancements, which can significantly increase prison terms, are to be avoided in most cases.

Her stated goal in taking this stance was to “bring balance back to sentencing and reduce recidivism,” according to the directive, by shortening prison sentences or replacing them altogether with probation or the minimum term.

In a press conference last week outside the California Highway Patrol office in Hayward, Price said her office is still reviewing the Eliyanah Crisostomo case to decide whether charges will be added.

“We’re not ruling out anything,” Price said Tuesday.

But she also declined to shed light, despite inquiries from the media, as to why gun and gang enhancements have not been filed.

Eliyanah was killed, authorities have said, when gang members opened fire on her family’s gray GMC Yukon on southbound I-880 in Fremont at about 6:40 p.m. on April 8.

Authorities have called the shooting depraved, heinous and senseless. A fundraiser for the family has raised more than $90,000 as of this week.

On the night of the shooting, the family had been heading to a birthday celebration at Outback Steakhouse in Milpitas, according to the fundraiser page on GoFundMe.

Eliyanah was sitting next to her 7-year-old brother in the rear passenger seat of the Yukon. Four other family members, including their parents and grandmother, were with them.

The kids were looking forward to celebrating Easter the next day, and Eliyanah’s 6th birthday on April 21.

As they headed down I-880, according to court papers, three men pulled up on the driver’s side of the Yukon. They “started to put up gang signs” when they saw the driver and believed he was a rival Norteño gang member.

One of the men, 29-year-old Humberto Anaya of Fremont, later told police that he brandished a 9 mm firearm at the Yukon while the driver — 25-year-old Kristo Ayala of Pleasanton — fired three rounds at the SUV from a .45-caliber Glock before speeding off.

Authorities say one of the rounds struck Eliyanah in the heart, critically wounding her. Moments later, her family spotted a CHP officer parked on the side of the freeway.

“They pulled over, grabbed their young daughter and handed her to the CHP officer,” said CHP Golden Gate Division Chief Emery Beauchamp during last week’s press conference. “He did everything he could to try to help her and requested medical services. Unfortunately, as we all know, this young girl passed away.”

May 1, 2023. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

San Francisco Drops Case against Homeless Man Who Beat Former City Official with a Crowbar

San Francisco has a really messed up definition of “self defense.” In the real world, the person acting in self defense was the one who used the pepper spray, not the one who used the crow bar. San Francisco has this completely backwards.

San Francisco Drops Case against Homeless Man Who Beat Former City Official with a Crowbar

By Brittany Bernstein

April 26, 2023

The San Francisco district attorney’s office on Tuesday dropped the charges against a homeless man who allegedly attacked former San Francisco fire commissioner Don Carmignani earlier this month with a crowbar, sending him to the hospital for emergency surgery to treat a hole in the back of his skull.

The case was dropped after prosecutors concluded the attacker, Garrett Doty, was acting in self-defense when he beat Carmignani so badly that he broke the former fire commissioner’s jaw and left him in need of 50 stitches, the New York Post reported.

The incident began when Carmignani confronted Doty and two other vagrants who were allegedly blocking Carmignani’s mother’s driveway in the city’s Marina District while consuming drugs and harassing neighbors. His mother’s calls to 911 had gone unanswered.

During the confrontation, the trio refused to leave and Doty allegedly became aggressive. Carmignani then deployed pepper spray on Doty.

Because Carmignani sprayed Doty, the district attorney’s office has concluded the homeless man was acting in self-defense when he viciously attacked Carmignani, despite prosecutors having obtained video of the attacker taking the crowbar out of a garbage can and taking practice swings before the attack.

Video appears to show Doty cornering Carmignani, who was heavily bleeding, against the wall of a gas station store while brandishing a crowbar. Carmignani tried to fight back, but Doty struck him in the head with the crowbar when Carmignani went to wipe blood from his eyes.

Carmignani attempted to escape toward the road but Doty hit him in the head again and then chased him down the sidewalk, according to the report.

The attack left Carmignani in the ICU for several days.

While Doty was initially charged with assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with serious bodily injury, and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, it not may be Carmignani who now faces charges for spraying the pepper spray, according to the report.

Police and the district attorney’s office did not interview Carmignani about the incident before dropping the case, a source close to the victim told the paper.

April 26, 2023. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In Chicago, two car thieves, age 14 and 17, drove recklessly and killed an innocent person. ABC News Chicago said, “The two have been charged with just one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing each.”

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

April 25, 2023

In Chicago, two car thieves, age 14 and 17, drove recklessly and killed an innocent person.

ABC News Chicago said, “The two have been charged with just one misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing each.”


This is absolutely despicable.

Chicago is way, way, way too lenient on criminals who kill people.

April 25, 2023. Tags: , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Here’s yet another example of how New York City refuses to protect is citizens from violent criminals

Man Arrested in Harlem Killings Had Been Accused of Attacking Officers

Messiah Nantwi faces murder charges after shootings on Saturday and Easter Sunday. He previously faced charges after a shootout in 2021, and was out on bail.

By Chelsia Rose Marcius and Liset Cruz

April 11, 2023

A Harlem man who was out on bail after being accused of trying to kill police officers during a shootout was charged on Tuesday with killing two men over Easter weekend, according to the New York Police Department.

The man, Messiah Nantwi, 21, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with murder after two men were shot in the head in separate incidents, the police said.

He was also charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon, the police said. Mr. Nantwi was expected to be arraigned in Manhattan, though the district attorney’s office could not confirm a time or date.

The police first responded about 4:45 p.m. Saturday to a call reporting a man shot near the corner of Madison Avenue and East 132nd Street. The victim, who was 19, was brought to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem, where he was pronounced dead. The police have not identified him.

Then, just before 8 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a 911 call about a man shot inside a smoke shop on Malcolm X Boulevard near West 125th Street. They found the victim, Brandon Brunson, 36, of East New York, Brooklyn, with a gunshot wound to the head, the police said. He was brought to NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities did not say what set off the violence, but it was not the first involving Mr. Nantwi.

In 2021, he was charged in the Bronx with first- and second-degree attempted murder after an encounter during which a police sergeant and two police officers were fired upon, according the indictment in that case.

Officers had spotted Mr. Nantwi and a second person on Feb. 21, 2021, carrying spray paint cans at Elton Avenue and East 153rd Street, prosecutors said at the time.

When officers tried to arrest Mr. Nantwi, he pulled out a .22-caliber pistol and fired three shots at the sergeant, Darren Earl, and the officers, Malik Underwood and Erick Reyes, according to the authorities.

The officers and the sergeant then fired 31 shots at Mr. Nantwi, striking him several times. He was treated at Lincoln Hospital, according to a March 2021 news release from the Bronx district attorney. The officers were not injured.

Mr. Nantwi was also charged at the time with criminal use and possession of a firearm, three counts of menacing a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of graffiti instruments, among other charges.

Patrice O’Shaughnessy, a spokeswoman for the Bronx district attorney, said Mr. Nantwi was jailed after his initial arraignment.

After a grand jury formally indicted him, a judge set a $300,000 bail. Mr. Nantwi posted 10 percent of that, $30,000, as the law permits, she said. He has been free and awaiting trial since April 20, 2021, according to Ms. O’Shaughnessy and city Correction Department records.

Mr. Nantwi’s lawyer in the Bronx case could not be reached for comment. It was not immediately clear on Tuesday who will represent him in the Manhattan murder cases.

In recent year, New York bail laws have become a matter of fierce debate in Albany as the governor and lawmakers try to balance public safety and the fair treatment of defendants who have not been convicted of crimes.

New York is the only state where judges cannot explicitly assess a defendant’s “dangerousness” when setting bail. Instead, judges must choose the “least restrictive” means merely to ensure that defendants return to court. Changes to the law last year now allow them to consider whether a defendant has previously used or possessed a gun.

This year, Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed doing away with the “least restrictive” standard for some serious charges. That would let judges set higher bail based on whether they believe a defendant poses a threat to the community. Some Democrats have said the change would needlessly increase the number of people jailed before trial.

In an interview Tuesday, Mr. Brunson’s mother, Gwendolyn Brunson, questioned why Mr. Nantwi was not held for longer after the 2021 shooting.

“You shot at a cop; you supposedly killed someone” on Saturday, she said. “Why was this person not in jail? It blows my mind.”

Ms. Brunson and Mr. Brunson’s sister, Portia Evans, said he spent time with a close knit circle of friends. For years he worked at Mount Morris Plaza Senior Housing, one block away from where he was killed, Ms. Evans said. The last time his sister spoke with him was on Friday during a FaceTime call. They were planning to take her 6-year-old son to an Easter egg hunt on Sunday.

Ms. Brunson said she would miss her son’s comforting presence.

“A little light was taken from the world,” she added. “It tears me up that someone took it upon himself, as he walked away, just to shoot him. How heartless can you be?”

April 14, 2023. Tags: , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

If Democrats are against gun crimes, why did they put John Fetterman into the U.S. Senate instead of into prison?

According to this article from NBC News, in 2013, John Fetterman pointed a gun an an unarmed, innocent, law abiding black man.

If Democrats are against gun crimes, why did they put John Fetterman into the U.S. Senate instead of into prison?

Republican group launches new anti-Fetterman ads

The ads, airing in Pennsylvania, highlight a 2013 incident in which Democrat John Fetterman pulled a gun on an unarmed Black man.

By Alexandra Marquez

October 4, 2022

The Republican Jewish Coalition Victory Fund is out with two new ads in Pennsylvania’s Senate race targeting Democratic nominee John Fetterman over a 2013 incident where he pulled a firearm on an unarmed Black jogger.

The ads feature two Black voters discussing the incident.

“My message to Black voters: do your homework about John Fetterman,” one woman says in the first ad.

“He didn’t even apologize and now he wants our vote?” she adds.

The ad is a reminder of a 2013 incident that occurred when Fetterman was mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania. After hearing shots fired outside of his home, Fetterman used his shotgun to stop an unarmed man and detain him until police arrived.

Police found the man to be unarmed and wearing running clothes and headphones.

The incident has caused a wedge between some Black Democrats in Pennsylvania and Fetterman. It’s been brought up in other ads attacking Fetterman earlier this year, too.

In the second RJC ad, another Black voter tells viewers, “Now this guy’s running for Senate — you can’t make that s— up.”

In a statement, the Fetterman campaign’s communication director told NBC News, “There’s a reason all these attack ads never say what Dr. Oz would do about crime — because he doesn’t have a clue. They’re using fear and lies because they don’t have any real solutions.”

“Dr. Oz doesn’t know the first thing about crime, or what it takes to keep a community safe,” the statement said.

In a video released by the campaign in April, Fetterman himself addressed the incident, saying, “There was an episode over eight years ago, where I was outside with my young son who was four-years old at the time. And I heard this crushing burst of gunfire coming from a corridor that was the scene of dozens of shootings.”

“I immediately made a series of split second decisions: get my son to safety, call 9-1-1,” Fetterman adds. “And then I saw an individual dressed entirely in black, in a face mask, who was running from that scene in the direction of our elementary school … I realized that I could never forgive myself if I didn’t do anything and something terrible would’ve happened. So, I made that decision at that point to intervene.”

RJC is spending over $1.5 million on this ad campaign, a press release from the group said. The ads will air in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The same day that RJC’s ad campaign was released, Future Forward PAC, an anti-Oz, pro-Fetterman group, also launched two ads blasting Oz for peddling unverified medical claims on the TV show he hosted for years before running for Senate.

“This is the lightweight Mehmet Oz, the guy who made a career promising miracle cures that turned out to be bogus,” a narrator in one FF PAC ad says.

“This is John Fetterman,” the narrator says later, adding, “the guy who will cut taxes for working people, slash healthcare costs and fight for a woman’s right to choose. Now, with everything going on in the world, who do you want in your corner?”

April 13, 2023. Tags: , , , , , . Guns, Racism, Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The city of Oakland, California knowingly and deliberately allowed a violent serial criminal named Jamal Thomas to murder an innocent man named Miles Armstead. The police, the district attorney, the probation officer, and the judge all knew what was going on, and they knowingly and deliberately allowed this murder to happen.

City didn’t stop man’s ‘campaign of terror’ that ended in deadly shooting, CA suit says

By Madeleine List

April 5, 2023

Officials in California did nothing to stop a man’s “relentless campaign of terror” against a family before he shot and killed their patriarch, according to a federal lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on April 3, says police officers with the City of Oakland and probation officers with the County of Alameda could have done more to prevent the killing of Miles Armstead. The “beloved” husband and father was killed by his next-door neighbor, Jamal Thomas, a “violent” man who was on probation at the time of the killing, the lawsuit says.

Armstead and his family made repeated calls to police to report harassment by Thomas and got a restraining order against him, but police officers consistently dismissed their concerns, the lawsuit says. Despite the fact that Thomas was on probation and violated the terms of his release, county officials did not revoke his probation and allowed him to go “completely uncontacted” for weeks leading up to Armstead’s killing on May 1, 2020, the lawsuit says.

The Oakland city attorney’s office declined to comment on the pending litigation. A spokesperson for Alameda County did not respond to a request for comment from McClatchy News.

Thomas is charged with murder and multiple other counts in connection with Armstead’s killing, according to Alameda County court records. No attorney for him is listed. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, according to court records.

‘Campaign of terror’

In 2019, about two years after Armstead, a father of five, moved into an Oakland neighborhood with his wife, he and his family began to be harassed by Thomas, who was squatting at a neighboring property, the lawsuit says.

Between December 2019 and February 2020, Armstead called 911 at least 23 times to report harassment by Thomas, the lawsuit says. Thomas broke in; threw stones and bricks through the family’s windows, at one point injuring Armstead’s pregnant wife; and threatened to burn their house down, the lawsuit says. Armstead had a restraining order against Thomas at the time, according to the lawsuit.

Despite the ongoing harassment, police officers did not appear to take the threats to Armstead’s family seriously, according to the lawsuit.

“Each time Oakland Police were called, their response times became longer, and in conformance with their practice – their efforts lessened,” the lawsuit says. “On at least one occasion, the Armsteads did not receive a response to their call for service until two days later.”

Officers also often did not arrest or question Thomas about the crimes the Armsteads accused him of, which “emboldened (Thomas) further,” the lawsuit says.

During one call for service on Feb. 26, 2020, an officer responded to Armstead’s home where he was holding a baseball bat to protect his family and Thomas was threatening to burn Armstead’s house down, the lawsuit says. The officer told Armstead and Thomas that they were “acting like 12-year-old girls,” the lawsuit says. The officer then suggested that Thomas “go back down the street,” according to the lawsuit.

In March 2020, Thomas was arrested and released under the supervision of the Alameda County Probation Department, the lawsuit says. His probation officer was required to make contact with him every week to ensure he was complying with the terms of his release and the restraining order the Armsteads had against him, according to the lawsuit.

Instead, a probation officer met with Thomas on March 11, 2020, “directly in front of … Armstead’s house in violation of the restraining order,” the lawsuit says. Despite the violation, Thomas’s probation was not revoked. Probation officers then did not have contact with Thomas for nearly eight weeks, despite requirements to be in touch with him on a weekly basis, according to the lawsuit.

In the meantime, Armstead had become “so desperate from the lack of intervention from law enforcement” that he and his family decided to sell their home and move from the neighborhood, the lawsuit says. On May 1, 2020, while he was cleaning the front yard of the home after it was sold, Thomas fatally shot him, the lawsuit says.

“The probation department and the police department, they doused this flame with gasoline, and it just continued to grow and grow until it was completely out of control, and this inferno consumed Miles’s family,” Adante Pointer, an attorney with Pointer & Buelna who is representing the family, told McClatchy News.

‘Ripple effects’

Pointer said Armstead’s death has had “ripple effects” in the community beyond his family.

“He was a coach, he mentored people, he was a bank executive,” he said. “He touched a lot of lives.”

His family has also been “suffering,” he said.

“His most recent child never got a chance to meet their father,” Pointer said. “His older kids, they miss their father tremendously. His wife is left to raise a family without the patriarch.”

Pointer said city and county officials had a duty to supervise Thomas, and they failed.

“Any family, any person that is legitimately calling the police 20 plus times to their home because they’re being menaced and harassed and injured by anyone, should be taken seriously,” he said. “The taxpayers have a right to expect that our public employees are performing their job constitutionally and faithfully.”

The lawsuit accuses Oakland and Alameda County of negligence and wrongful death and seeks an unspecified amount of damages, including medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, and pain, suffering and emotional distress.

“Miles and his family were searching for and had invested in the American dream,” Pointer said, “and no one’s American dream should turn into a nightmare because of the ineffectiveness and the callous disregard of our government.”

April 8, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Family of Oakland toddler killed by stray bullet decries DA’s plan to not pursue jailtime for suspects

Family of Oakland toddler killed by stray bullet decries DA’s plan to not pursue jailtime for suspects

Michelle De Pacina

April 6, 2023

The family of Jasper Wu, an Oakland toddler who was killed by a stray bullet, have voiced concern over Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price’s plans to not pursue jail time for the suspects.

Wu was driving home to Fremont, California, with his family on Nov. 6, 2021, when a stray bullet pierced their car on Interstate 880. The bullet passed through their front windshield and hit the ​​23-month-old toddler in the forehead.

The bullet came from a rival gang shootout between two vehicles exchanging fire. Trevor Green, 22, Ivory Bivins, 24, and Johnny Jackson, 34, were arrested in December 2022 and charged with murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

They are expected to have their preliminary hearing on murder charges by the end of this month.

When a member of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community asked Price for an update on the case, Price responded in an email:

Our office is currently working on a partnership with the Asian Law Caucus to support AAPI victims of violence in ways that open up broader possibilities for healing and non-carceral forms of accountability.

Price revealed that her office is working to pursue “non-carceral” — meaning no jail time, even for criminals — forms of punishment.

The email, which was obtained by ABC7 News, was met with criticism from Wu’s family and Norbert Chu, who previously served as an Alameda County prosecutor for 35 years.

“There are almost no consequences due to no threat of severe punishments waiting,” a spokesperson for the Wu family told ABC 7 News. “How would that restore the public’s faith in the justice system? How would the public feel safe?”

“If I were Jasper’s parents, I would be highly offended. And I would be very fearful,” Chu said, noting that Price’s “insulting” statement appears to tell the AAPI community that “somehow we’re lesser victims than other people.”

When ABC 7’s Dan Noyes checked with the Asian Law Caucus regarding Price’s plan, they denied knowing anything about the email, noting that the first meeting with her office was only introductory.

“I’m very confused about this,” said the nonprofit’s executive director.

Although no decision has been made about dropping enhancements in charges related to Wu’s death, Price has reportedly asked the toddler’s parents to come in for a meeting next week.

April 8, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

New York City refuses to protects its citizens from a violent serial criminal named Phillip Meyers

Killer ex-con identified as suspect in sucker-punch mugging that killed Brooklyn man devoted to caring for elderly mom

By Thomas Tracy, Rocco Parascandola, and Larry McShane

April 6, 2023

A killer ex-con feared as the “local bully” in his Brooklyn neighborhood was identified Thursday as the suspect in a $1,000 sucker-punch robbery that killed a local man devoted to caring for his elderly mother.

Career criminal Phillip Meyers, convicted of murder in 1999, had 17 prior arrests before the deadly attack on John Sarquiz, 55, as the victim walked home from a Dyker Heights mini-mart after making a cash withdrawal from an ATM machine, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig.

Meyers, whose 13-year-old son was convicted alongside him in the 24-year-old slaying, was paroled in 2009 and quickly rang up another eight arrests — the most recent in 2020 for burglary.

He was also busted repeatedly between 1992 and 1998, with the charges escalating from burglary and criminal mischief to the homicide case, said Essig. The victim was carrying $1,000 cash when targeted and attacked, according to police and family members.

The 45-year-old fugitive suspect’s last known address was on Beach 19th St. in Brooklyn, said Essig, and he was also known as Philip Mastrage.

Sarquiz was attacked from behind on the evening of March 29. The attacker fled the scene with the stolen cash after repeatedly kicking the helpless victim in the head and body, police said.

Sarquiz died five days later when family members made the gut-wrenching decision to take him off life support.

Since the death of his father in 2014, he had been his elderly mother’s full-time live-in caretaker, according to relatives.

The victim’s sister said she was told the killer emptied Sarquiz’s wallet before throwing it back at the mortally injured man. His family stood vigil at his hospital bed before removing Sarquiz from life support this past Monday at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

Sarquiz was targeted while walking the two blocks home from the Dean Mini-Market where he often bought lottery tickets for himself and scratch-offs for his mom, his sister said.

His head slammed into the sidewalk as he collapsed to the pavement on 13th Ave. near 72nd St., cops said.

Sister Christina Sarquiz told the Daily News that her brother promised their father to take care of the mom before the dad passed away. Their heartbroken mother, 80-year-old Karen Sarquiz, visited her dying son at the hospital as the family held out hope for his recovery.

“He was determined to follow through of what his father asked of him,” his sister said. “It was a great sacrifice of his own life and independence to make sure she was OK.”

The lifelong Brooklynite grew up in nearby Sunset Park, attending the local Catholic school Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

An impromptu memorial of flowers and candles appeared outside the store, where Sarquiz was fondly recalled as a regular customer. The mini-mart was closed down for several days after his death in a show of respect for the victim, according to a store employee.

“He was a great guy,” said the worker. “We knew him for years. He would come in and get things for his mother.”

Sister Christina said the family had heard the wanted man had a rap sheet and previously did jail time, adding they were told the suspect was also a drug addict.

“I don’t know how someone with a repeat offense and criminal record is allowed to walk the streets,” she told The News.

April 7, 2023. Tags: , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

NYC garage worker charged with attempted murder after shooting armed thief

NYC garage worker charged with attempted murder after shooting armed thief

By Landon Mion

April 2, 2023

A New York City parking garage attendant was hit with an attempted murder charge after confronting an armed thief and wrestling the gun away before opening fire on the suspect.

Moussa Diarra, 57, is also charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident that occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The attendant had observed a man looking into cars on the second floor of the West 31st Street garage in Manhattan, police said, according to the New York Post. Diarra suspected the man was stealing, so he brought him outside and questioned him about what was inside his bag.

The man then pulled a gun on Diarra, who attempted to grab the firearm. The gun was fired, leaving Diarra with a shot to the stomach and grazed in the ear by a bullet.

Diarra proceeded to turn the firearm on the potential thief and shot him in the chest.

The alleged thief, 59-year-old Charles Rhodie, was also charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He also faces a burglary charge, police said.

Diarra and Rhodie were transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition after Saturday’s incident at the parking garage.

The charges against Diarra for defending himself against an attacker come after a similar incident last year. In July, Manhattan bodega clerk Jose Alba was charged with murder after a confrontation in the store with an angry customer who attacked him behind his counter. Alba stabbed and killed the attacker in self-defense but found himself at the Rikers Island jail charged with murder.

Alba spent six days in jail until District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped the murder charge amid intense public pressure.

April 2, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , . Self defense, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In my opinion, this killer should have gotten the death penalty. Liberals want him to be let out in just 22 years.

NY man gets 22 years for Asian immigrant’s hate crime death

By Bobby Caina Calvan

March 31, 2023

A New York man was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for the fatal beating of a 61-year-old Chinese immigrant who was collecting cans for money.

Jarrod Powell, 51, pleaded guilty in January to manslaughter as a hate crime in the 2021 death of Yao Pan Ma, part of a wave of crimes targeting people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in New York and around the country.

Ma, who came to the United States with his wife in 2018, was attacked from behind as he was collecting cans in East Harlem on April 23, 2021. He was knocked to the ground, kicked, stomped on and left unconscious, authorities said.

Ma suffered a traumatic brain injury and died in a hospital eight months later without ever regaining consciousness.

Powell was arrested four days after the assault. He acknowledged in his plea agreement that he had targeted Ma because the victim was Asian, according to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.

Bragg called Ma’s death “the result of a despicable racially motivated attack.”

The victim’s family “endured an agonizing eight months in the hospital while the devoted husband and father of two remained in a vegetative state, before succumbing to his injuries on December 31, 2021,” Bragg said in a statement.

In addition to his 22-year prison term, Powell was sentenced to five years of supervised release. Powell did not speak at his sentencing in Manhattan state Supreme Court. His attorney declined to comment.

Karlin Chan, a spokesperson for Ma’s family, said that while Powell’s sentence “represents closure and a measure of justice, there a lot more hate crimes that deserve justice.”

Elaine Chiu, a law professor at St. John’s University who heads the Asian American Bar Association of New York’s task force on anti-Asian hate, hailed the prosecution of Powell as a breakthrough in efforts to get hate crimes against people of Asian descent taken seriously.

Chiu said Ma’s death “was probably one of the worst ways to die because he was pummeled to death with the fists and hands and feet of another human being.”

April 2, 2023. Tags: , , , , . Racism, Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

This article from Fox News and footage from Libs of TikTok shows what perverted adults are doing to underage children in the public schools. This was a school sanctioned event. This is what the public schools are doing to underage children.

This news article is from Fox News. The footage is from Libs of TikTok.

As a libertarian, I support letting consenting adults do whatever they want in the privacy of their own home.

But that’s not the case here.

This happened at a public high school in North Carolina.

The public high school is called Forsyth Technical Community College.

Paula Dibley is the school’s chief officer of student success and strategic innovation.

Underage minors were at this incident.

This was a school sanctioned event.

As this incident happens, the adults in the room cheer.

None of the adults does anything to try to protect the underage student.

I recommend homeschooling your children, or sending them to a Montessori School, a Marva Collins school, a Catholic school, or a Jewish school.

Because this is what’s being done to underage minors at school sanctioned events in the public schools.

All footage here is posted under fair use for the purpose of reporting and informing.

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By Jessica Chasmar

March 29, 2023

A North Carolina public school says it’s exploring ways to “revise campus policies” after children as young as 14 were invited to a drag queen show on campus.

Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem was thrust into the national spotlight Tuesday after a video published by Libs of TiktTok showed a drag queen straddling a young girl during an LGBTQ Pride Festival at the school.

The school confirmed in an earlier statement that students of all ages were allowed to attend, and photos posted by the school’s official Instagram account showed drag queens posing with young girls.

Promotional materials for the event, which was held at a restaurant on campus, featured photos of four drag queens and advertised a “drag performance” and “free food, drinks, music & activities.”

Paula Dibley, the school’s chief officer of student success and strategic innovation, confirmed to Fox News Digital that the girl being straddled in the video is a student, and that “parents of children under 18 were not notified of this event in advance.”

“Pride Fest is produced by the Pride Club, which is a student-led organization,” she said. “All events on campus are entirely voluntary.”

Dibley said the situation has prompted the school to review its policies for future events.

“We have been in close contact with our early college school leadership and are talking with both leaders and parents about how we can revise campus policies and procedures regarding early and middle college students’ attendance at campus events,” she said.

A program of the Forsyth County Health Department, Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs Everywhere (POSSE), which set up a free HIV and STI testing station at the event and repeatedly promoted its participation on its Facebook page, has since backtracked on its support for the event.

“So excited to be apart (sic) of Forsyth Tech’s PRIDE Fest!” POSSE wrote last week.

Forsyth Public Health Director Joshua Swift issued a statement to Fox News Digital Tuesday evening saying POSSE had spent $58 in taxpayer funds for supplies for the event, but he disavowed “the actions that allegedly took place.”

“P.O.S.S.E, which stands for Prevent Ongoing Spread of STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) Everywhere is an outreach section of Forsyth County’s Department of Public Health,” Swift said. “Our staff is committed to meeting the people we serve where they are. We believe we assign an appropriate amount of attention on the LGBTQIA community around education and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.”

“Our staff was aware that there would be drag performances but was not involved with planning the event and had no information regarding the age of the attendees,” he continued. “We spent $58 on supplies from the department’s operational budget which is funded locally and in-part by the State of North Carolina. We do not condone the actions that allegedly took place during the event.”

Dibley told Fox News Digital that Forsyth Tech did not use any public funds for the event. She did not respond to a follow-up question asking where the funds came from and how much was spent on the event.

An individual claiming to have direct knowledge of the situation told Fox News Digital that all students, including the high schoolers, were notified via email that there was free pizza at the on-campus restaurant, and that it made no mention of drag queen performances. The individual said some of the kids were “tipping” the performers with cash during the event.

Forsyth Technical did not respond to Fox News Digital’s inquiry asking the school to verify the individual’s claims.

April 1, 2023. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, LGBT, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

I-Team obtains Alameda Co. DA’s email; lesser sentence for Jasper Wu’s killers?

I-Team obtains Alameda Co. DA’s email; lesser sentence for Jasper Wu’s killers?

Dan Noyes

March 30, 2023

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) — Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is drawing new criticism over her plans not to pursue jail time for those who commit violent crimes against the Asian American community. Price discussed that in an email obtained by the I-Team’s Dan Noyes.

Jasper Wu, a 23-month-old boy, lost his life to a stray bullet while riding in his car seat.

Nancy O’Malley was the DA at the time, and explained at a news conference, “It happened because two rival gangs were having a rolling gun battle on Highway 880.”

Three men – Trevor Green, Johnny Jackson, and Ivory Bivens have their preliminary hearing on murder charges in three weeks. A member of the AAPI community asked Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price for an update on the case, and Price sent this email Tuesday that reads in part, “Our office is currently working on a partnership with the Asian Law Caucus to support AAPI victims of violence in ways that open up broader possibilities for healing and non-carceral forms of accountability.”

“Non-carceral”- meaning no jail time, even for violent criminals.

Norbert Chu served as Alameda County prosecutor for 35 years. He told the I-Team, “If I were Jasper’s parents, I would be highly offended. And I would be very fearful.”

Chu says, looking at that email, it is clear Price is paving the way for lesser charges and lesser sentencing in the Jasper Wu case. He called it “insulting.”

Norbert Chu: “And in the tone to me is that somehow we’re lesser victims, than other people. And that is, that’s just stupefying.”

Dan Noyes: “And you’re lesser victims than the perpetrators.”

Chu: “Exactly.”

A spokesman for the Wu family sent us a statement saying under Price’s plan, “There are almost no consequences due to no threat of severe punishments waiting. How would that restore public’s faith in the justice system? How would the public feel safe?”

We also checked with the Asian Law Caucus, and they knew nothing about Price’s email, saying the first meeting with her office was just introductory and had nothing to do with Jasper Wu. “I’m very confused about this,” said the Caucus’ executive director.

Just two days ago, the I-Team’s Dan Noyes had an exclusive interview with a prosecutor who quit the Alameda County DA’s Office over Price’s plans to drop sentencing enhancements, potentially even those in the Jasper Wu case.

Charly Weissenbach told us, “And to just do it as a knee jerk reaction without proper information is, I think really sad for the family and I think can result in injustice and can result in more people getting hurt. More gun battles down the freeway, right?”

In the email, Price insists no decision has been made about dropping enhancements in Jasper Wu’s death. By the way, she has asked his parents to come in for a meeting next week.

March 31, 2023. Tags: , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Teen accused of paralyzing woman in Houston robbery confesses in jailhouse phone calls

Teen accused of paralyzing woman in Houston robbery confesses in jailhouse phone calls

By Michelle De Pacina

March 29, 2023

Joseph Harrell, the 17-year-old teen who was arrested in connection to a violent robbery that left a Vietnamese mother paralyzed last month, was caught on jailhouse phone calls confessing to the crime and continuing to threaten the victim.

In the calls obtained by ABC 13, Harrell can reportedly be heard discussing probation while laughing at those who think he could spend up to 20 years in prison for his crime.

“We were snatching purses,” Harrell confessed. “I hopped out, snatched the purse, the lady ran with the money, I grabbed her, slammed her and she was paralyzed.”

“The lady probably wants justice and some more (expletive). They’ll try to max me out 20 years basically. That (expletive). I ain’t going for it. The (expletive) already ran up $230,000 off GoFundMe. (Expletive) better run on with her life. Like, (expletive) you done run up $230,000. Look. They say she ran up $230,000 and she’ll be back walking in no less than a year.”

The recording was obtained from a source close to the investigation amid a judge’s controversial decision to cut the suspect’s bond in half from $200,000 to $100,000.

Harrell, who was also charged in a separate robbery that took place more than a week later, also had his bond lowered from $40,000 to $30,000 for that case.

President of Houston Police Officers Union Douglas Griffith told ABC 13 that Harrell will be a threat to the public if he makes bond.

“My concern is for the public. If this kid gets out of jail, he is going to victimize more individuals. He does not care about anyone but himself, and for the judge to lower his bond baffles my mind. I can’t wrap my head around it. This kid is a danger to others and the community and needs to be locked up.”

On Feb. 13, Harrell was captured on surveillance footage physically attacking Nhung Truong, 44, during a robbery at the 9800 block of Bellaire in Houston, Texas.

Truong, who had withdrawn a large amount of cash for an upcoming trip to visit her family in Vietnam, suffered broken ribs and a severe spinal cord injury.

Authorities said the suspect observed Truong withdrawing from a bank in Chinatown before following her for more than 20 miles to Bellaire.

Harrell’s 19-year-old accomplice, Zy’Nika Ayesha Woods, was also arrested and charged with robbery. Woods was handed a $50,000 bond.

If Harrell makes bond, he would be placed under house arrest and be required to wear a GPS monitor.

Truong is currently unable to walk.

The single mother, who has been relying on help from her three children, may never regain full function of both legs. Her doctors said that there is a 50% chance she will fully recover.

“I’m feeling really scared that they are coming after us because of what happened. I need everyone’s help to get them the punishment they deserve,” she previously told ABC13.

As of Wednesday, the GoFundMe campaign that was set up by Truong’s family has raised more than $330,000 in donations.

March 29, 2023. Tags: , , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

6 suspects, ages 11-14, in custody after woman beaten unconscious in brutal attack

March 13, 2023. Tags: , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Houston woman left unable to walk by robber’s attack after Chinatown cash withdrawal

This guy is evil. That’s the only explanation for why he picked her up and slammed her on the ground. Some people are just evil. Since this is on video, I hope he gets life in prison with no possibility of parole. There is no excuse for what he did.

Houston woman left unable to walk by robber’s attack after Chinatown cash withdrawal

By Michelle De Pacina

March 13, 2023

Houston attack

Houston police are searching for a man who followed and then robbed a woman shortly after she withdrew cash from a bank in Chinatown.

Nhung Truong, a 44-year-old mother of three from Vietnam, went to the Bank of America at 9875 Blackhawk Boulevard and withdrew a large amount of money for an upcoming trip before driving 24 miles to the 9800 block of Bellaire, where the robbery took place at around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 13, according to reports.

In surveillance footage, Truong can be seen walking in front of a shopping center before a man approaches her and grabs her from behind, causing her to drop her belongings. The man then grabs what he thinks is an envelope of money before running off.

However, once he realizes that he snatched the wrong item, he returns and picks Truong up before slamming her to the ground. He then grabs the actual envelope of cash before fleeing the scene.

Truong, who was hospitalized, suffered a severe spinal cord injury.

She is currently in a wheelchair as she is unable to walk or go to the bathroom on her own.

“It’s not a big loss of the money. The big loss is her leg,” Truong’s daughter, Linh Duong, told KHOU.

Truong, who is in rehab to learn how to walk, says she does not know when she will be able to walk again.

“I just need to practice, try to walk and stuff,” she said. “I’m very sad that this happened to me and I just want to let people know to be careful.”

Truong’s family has set up a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to help raise funds for her medical expenses.

According to Duong, her mother was planning on purchasing plane tickets to Vietnam for their family before the robbery happened. It has been seven years since Truong last visited her hometown.

The doctors say that this injury has affected my mother’s left leg, currently making her a disabled person. She is currently unable to walk and requires round-the-clock care. As you can imagine, this has been an incredibly challenging time for both my mom and our family. Not only are we dealing with the emotional trauma of what happened, but we are also struggling with the financial burdens of her ongoing care.

According to police, the suspect is described as a Black man in his early 20s weighing 140 pounds and standing at around 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall.

He is believed to have observed Truong at the bank before following her to Bellaire.

Individuals with any information regarding the robbery are urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting an online tip at Information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect may result in a cash payment of up to $5,000.

March 13, 2023. Tags: , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In Pine Hills, Florida, three people were murdered, because the progressive, bleeding heart, social justice warriors refused to lock up a violent serial criminal named Keith Melvin Moses

Keith Melvin Moses is a violent serial criminal who lives in Pine Hills, Florida.

This is his arrest record. Note that he was never sentenced to prison for any of these crimes:

January 2018

Grand theft of a motor vehicle (sentenced to community control for one year)

Battery (sentenced to community control for one year)

March 2018

Battery (sentenced to community control for one year)

April 2018

Resisting officer without violence (sentenced to community control for one year)

Unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance (charge dismissed)

Grand theft $300-$500 (charge dismissed)

June 2018

Resisting officer without violence (sentenced to community control for one year and community service)

October 2018

Battery (charge dismissed)

Attempted robbery with a firearm (sentenced to “low-risk residential restrictive commitment”)

February 2020

Unarmed burglary of occupied conveyance (charge dropped)

Grand theft $300-$500 (charge dropped)

Wow. That’s a lot of crimes.

But the progressive, bleeding heart, social justice warriors made sure that he never got sentenced to any time in prison.

Because the progressive, bleeding heart, social justice warriors made sure that he never got sentenced to any time in prison, he murdered three people.

You can read more about it in this article.

Here’s what we know about the suspect in the deadly Pine Hills shootings

Keith Melvin Moses, 19, arrested following fatal shooting of 3

By Anthony Talcott and Mike DeForest,

February 22, 2023

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Sheriff John Mina announced Wednesday the arrest of 19-year-old Keith Melvin Moses following shootings in Pine Hills that ended in the deaths of a woman, a 9-year-old girl and a Spectrum News 13 journalist.

In a news briefing, Mina stated that a woman, identified as 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin, was found shot to death in the 6100 block of Hialeah Street around 11:20 a.m., though Moses returned to the scene around 4 p.m. and fatally shot a Spectrum News 13 journalist — later identified as 24-year-old Dylan Lyons — and photographer, Jesse Walden, who were covering the homicide.

Deputies said Moses then walked up Harrington Street and entered into a home, where he shot a woman and her 9-year-old daughter, T’yonna Major, who died.

Mina said during a news conference Thursday Moses was found with the help of witnesses and he was uncooperative with deputies. Mina said they found on Moses a Glock-40 semi-automatic handgun, which was still warm to the touch.

Moses claimed he was injured and was taken to an area hospital, where he said he couldn’t breathe. Mina said he fought with hospital staff and deputies had to restrain him again.

Mina said he would not cooperate with deputies during initial interviews and pretended to be asleep, then began to resist deputies again and had to be subdued. He’s currently in the Orange County Jail.

Mina said that there was no information on whether Moses knew that the journalist and photographer were with the news media. Instead, Mina said that it was possible that Moses mistook the journalist and photographer for law enforcement.

“(The news vehicle) was almost exactly in the same spot as the vehicle was from the homicide this morning,” Mina said. “So it’s unclear why exactly they were a target, and we’re certainly going to look into that.”

Mina added that Moses was an acquaintance of Augustin, who was killed in the morning. A witness said Moses “seemed down” before the shooting, Mina said.

Mina said they are also still trying to find out if there was a connection between Moses and the mother and child who were shot.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Moses was arrested multiple times spanning all the way back to 2018, when Moses was still 14 years old. Below are the dates of previous arrests and charges that Moses faced.

January 2018
  • Grand theft of a motor vehicle (sentenced to community control for one year)
    • Battery (sentenced to community control for one year)
March 2018
    • Battery (sentenced to community control for one year)
April 2018
  • Resisting officer without violence (sentenced to community control for one year)
  • Unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance (charge dismissed)
    • Grand theft $300-$500 (charge dismissed)
June 2018
    • Resisting officer without violence (sentenced to community control for one year and community service)
October 2018
  • Battery (charge dismissed)
    • Attempted robbery with a firearm (sentenced to “low-risk residential restrictive commitment”)
February 2020
  • Unarmed burglary of occupied conveyance (charge dropped)
    • Grand theft $300-$500 (charge dropped)

Court records show that Moses has a long criminal history, but the only charges he faced as an adult were for possessing drug paraphernalia and cannabis in 2021.

During that arrest, deputies said Moses was in a vehicle with two others, all of whom appeared to be smoking cannabis. The car almost struck a deputy patrol vehicle, prompting deputies to pull the car over for a traffic stop, deputies said.

An arrest affidavit shows that as deputies approached the car, a firearm was tossed out of the vehicle’s passenger side into some nearby shrubs.

The driver and both of the passengers — including Moses — were detained, and 4.6 grams of cannabis were found in Moses’ pocket, the affidavit says. Deputies also noted that several ski-mask-style masks were found during the traffic stop.

The state said the amount of marijuana found amounted to only a misdemeanor charge.

Mina stated during Wednesday’s briefing that Moses would be formally charged in Wednesday morning’s homicide, though additional charges are expected for the other shootings.

According to deputies, Moses also has prior firearm possession charges, including aggravated battery, aggravated assault, burglary, grand theft and armed robbery with a firearm. All of those charges occurred when Moses was a juvenile. The outcome of none of these cases can be considered convictions, says Orange-Osceola State Attorney Monique Worrell.

“So when we say an individual has a certain amount of juvenile arrests with no convictions, that statement is out of context, because there is nowhere in the state of Florida when a child is arrested, that the result of that arrest is a conviction,” Worrell said.

Orange County Corrections Department released the booking photo from Moses’ arrest on Wednesday, along with paperwork showing his first-degree murder charge. Paperwork released alongside the photo shows that Moses waived his first appearance in court due to mental health.

The photographer and mother who were shot remain hospitalized at the time of this writing. News 13′s Asher Wildman announced on social media Wednesday evening that the team member in the hospital was responsive and would undergo further treatments.

On Friday, Moses entered a plea of not guilty in response to the first-degree murder charge. More charges are expected.

February 25, 2023. Tags: , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Soft on crime, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

In St. Louis, a 13-year-old has been arrested for first degree murder. In my opinion, if he’s too young to be tried as an adult, then both of his parents should be charged with first degree murder.

In St. Louis, a 13-year-old has been arrested for first degree murder. In my opinion, if he’s too young to be tried as an adult, then both of his parents should be charged with first degree murder. Someone has to be punished for this. Just because the killer is a minor doesn’t mean that this kind of behavior should be tolerated, or go without serious punishment, such as execution or life in prison without parole. Someone has to pay for this.

In this particular case, the victim is a 38-year-old woman who was driving her car into her garage at her home.

The victim’s 14-year-old daughter was in the front passenger seat when this happened. This 14-year-old girl witnessed her own  mother getting murdered. At their own home.

I’m sick of the bleeding hearts, the progressives, and the social justice warriors making up excuses for people who commit first degree murder. If this 13-year-old is guilty of this murder, then either him, or both of his parents, should be executed. And if execution is not a possibility, then at least life in prison with no possibility of parole. And no television either.  Why should murderers be allowed to watch television? Someone should have to pay very severely for this murder. If they don’t get executed, then make them break rocks for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, for the rest of their lives.

13-year-old boy arrested in deadly attempted carjacking of mom

A 13-year-old boy was arrested in St. Louis County on suspicion of first-degree murder and robbery in connection with the shooting.

By Hayley Vawter

February 24, 2023

ST. LOUIS — A 13-year-old boy is the latest arrest in connection with a suspected attempted carjacking in January that left a woman dead.

On Jan. 24, 38-year-old Kay Johnson was fatally shot while pulling her car into her garage in the 4700 block of Compton Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson’s 14-year-old daughter was in the car with her when she died.

At the time of Johnson’s death, St. Louis police said they believed she was one of several victims in a string of recent attempted or confirmed carjackings.

On Friday, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced that a 13-year-old boy had been arrested in St. Louis County on suspicion of first-degree murder and robbery in connection with the case.

This comes after a 14-year-old boy was arrested on Jan. 28 in St. Louis County on suspicion of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in connection to the shooting.

Both teens were being held at the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center.

St. Louis police did not release the names of either of the teens.

On Jan. 25, a car that a police source said was wanted in connection Johnson’s shooting crashed in St. Louis after a police pursuit. Three suspects, ages 16, 17 and 18, were taken into custody after the crash.

February 25, 2023. Tags: , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

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