Charity Worker Arrested, Facing 5 Years in Prison For Giving Starving Immigrants Food And Water

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Humanitarian volunteer and college professor, Scott Warren, was recently arrested by border patrol for giving immigrants food and water. Warren was charged with two counts of harboring illegal aliens and one count of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens. If convicted, he could face five years in prison.

Suspiciously, this arrest happened just hours after border patrol was criticized by the organization that Warren works with, “No More Deaths.” Among various outreach efforts that the group is involved in, they are also known for leaving behind food and water for immigrants crossing the border.

Earlier this year, No More Deaths released a report showing that 3,856 gallons of water were destroyed by border agents over a four-year period. The report included video footage of border agents kicking over gallons of water and pouring them out.

“We document how Border Patrol agents engage in the widespread vandalism of gallons of water left for border crossers and routinely interfere with other humanitarian-aid efforts in rugged and remote areas of the borderlands,” No More Deaths said in a press release.

Just after the press conference when these videos were released, Warren was arrested while providing two immigrants with food and water at a safe house in the middle of the desert known as “The Barn.” Border patrol apparently had the safe house under surveillance and decided to raid the location just hours after the press conference that exposed their cruelty.

“After finding their way to ‘the Barn,’ Warren met them outside and gave them food and water for approximately three days. (One of the migrants) said that Warren took care of them in ‘the Barn’ by giving them food, water, beds and clean clothes,” the charges against Warren stated.

Warren’s attorney, Bill Walker, pointed out that Warren’s only crime was helping people survive.

“We don’t smuggle them, we don’t do anything to help them enter the United States, we do nothing illegal. This place that they raided is not in the middle of the desert, it’s not hidden anywhere. It’s in the city of Ajo, and it’s been used for a long time, not to help smuggle migrants, but to give medical care and food and water,” Walker told AZCentral.

Volunteer Caitlin Deighan said that the organization believes that this arrest was in retaliation for speaking out against the harsh practices of the border patrol.

“It felt retaliatory in that it occurred less than eight hours after our press conference releasing these findings that implicated Border Patrol. But we can’t confirm that with certainty. We see an escalation in the criminalization of humanitarian-aid workers, and especially in the west desert part of Arizona, which sees almost half of the recovered human remains that are found in Arizona. There’s a true danger there, and it’s an extremely important place for us to do work,” Deighan said.

A report last week from The Intercept detailed how federal agencies have been building a case against the organization for years, and revealed text messages that were sent between agents during the raid

Warren is not the first activist to get arrested for helping people survive the arduous journey across the border. In fact, eight other humanitarian workers, all from No More Deaths, are also facing similar charges from previous encounters with border patrol agents.

There is a very legitimate need for organizations like No More Deaths because, as their name implies, many people have lost their lives while crossing the border. Attacking a group like this is the equivalent of attacking a medic on a battlefield.

While the true extent of the death toll is unknown, a report from USA Today found that well over 7,209 lives have been lost in the past 20 years. The report indicated that the actual number is likely far higher because “federal authorities largely fail to count border crossers when their remains are recovered by local authorities, and even local counts are often incomplete.”

An untold number of people lose their lives attempting to cross borders in search of better lives or to reunite with family members and loved ones who live on the other side. Those who manage to survive the trip must live in constant fear of being kidnapped and caged in facilities that are even worse than prisons, before being dumped off in the place they tried to escape—and this is if they are lucky.

The arguments against an open immigration policy ignore this very real human cost while instead focusing on imaginary scenarios, many of which have been proven to be false. For example, a series of studies have indicated that immigration does not increase crime and that immigrants are actually far less likely to commit violent crimes than native-born citizens. Another study revealed that increased levels of immigration do not increase terrorism. Meanwhile, it has been found that you are at least eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.

There are also plenty of faulty economic arguments leveled against an open immigration policy, for those who are willing to trade another person’s life for a few extra dollars on their balance sheet. However, these claims have been shown to be baseless as well, since various studies have indicated that immigration actually drives economic growth and that that undocumented residents pay billions in taxes.

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Seattle Voids Criminal Records for Pot Convictions, Giving People a Second Chance

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All too often, homeless or otherwise unemployed people are accused of being lazy or complacent because they do not have a job. However, many of those people don’t have jobs because—thanks to the government’s war on drugs—they’ve become unemployable. Because of a massive and successful backlash against a portion of the war on drugs, however, many of these folks are now getting a second chance.

It is no secret that a marijuana conviction is a blow to individual freedom—even if you were lucky enough not to go to jail or have already gotten out. A drug conviction limits the ability for people to get a job, borrow money, or even find a place to live. This attack on freedom then leads to a function known as recidivism which limits an individual’s choices thereby fostering an environment which will lead to that person ending up back in jail.

The city of Seattle is taking action to help those whose lives have been thrown off track after getting caught by police with a plant. Officials have filed a motion in municipal court that will vacate—retroactively void—all misdemeanor marijuana convictions in the city.

As Fortune Magazine reports, according to a statement from Mayor Jenny Durkan, the request would effect 542 people. The city has also requested the dismissal of outstanding misdemeanor possession charges.

In her statement, Durkan acknowledged the lives ruined by the drug war and went so far as to call this move an “important step to right the wrongs [of] the failed war on drugs.”

Durkan explained how the war on drugs disproportionately effects people of color, who have been far more aggressively convicted for drug crimes than their white counterparts.

City Attorney Pete Holmes also acknowledged the racial disparity.

“As we see marijuana sold in retail storefronts today, people who simply had a joint in their pocket a decade ago still have a red mark on their records,” Holmes said in a statement. “It’s long past time we remedy the drug policies of yesteryear, and this is one small step to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of color. I’m hopeful the court will choose to clear these charges.

It seems that politicians are finally starting to get the point that former Congressman Ron Paul has been saying for decades.

[Black peope] are tried and imprisoned disproportionately. They suffer the consequence of the death penalty disproportionately. Rich white people don’t get the death penalty very often. And most of these are victimless crimes. Sometimes people can use drugs and get arrested three times and never committed a violent act and they can go to prison for life. I think there’s discrimination in the system, but you have to address the drug war. I would say the judicial system is probably one of the worst places where prejudice and discrimination still exists in this country.

As TFTP reported in December, other states who’ve recently legalized marijuana are making similar moves to right the wrongs perpetuated by decades of the failed war on drugs.

Thousands of Californians are getting second chances as politicians seek to undo the damage their policy of kidnapping and caging people for using a plant has caused over the years.

“We want to address the wrongs that were caused by the failures of the war on drugs for many years in this country and begin to fix the harm that was done not only to the entire nation but specifically to communities of color,” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said in February.

Also, as the National Conference of State Legislatures noted, “at least nine states have passed laws addressing expungement of certain marijuana convictions,” and in most of these states, “expungement measures pair with other policies to decriminalize or legalize.”

It seems that the war on drugs has finally begun to unravel, Politicians, desperate to end up on the right side of history are now making the right moves to remedy some of the problems. Unfortunately, however, as Jeff Sessions’ career illustrates, there are still plenty of dinosaurs in suits willing cage people for a plant. So, as we keep winning these battles, it is important to stay on point—because the war is still far from over.

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Cops Cleared in Murder of 16yo Girl and Unborn Baby, After Giving $10,000 to District Attorney

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Alameda County, California – When the president of a police union shot and killed an unarmed 16-year-old girl and her unborn child, there were a number of things he did wrong leading up to her death, which included failing to turn on his Body Camera. But the one thing he did right in the eyes of law enforcement was to donate a significant amount of money to an influential campaign fund.

Sgt. Jeremy Miskella, president of the Fremont police union, donated $10,000 to the campaign of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley in November, and she returned the favor by clearing him of all wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of Elena Mondragon, according to a report from the East Bay Express.

Mondragon was shot and killed by Miskella and Fremont Detective Joel Hernandez in March 2017 while she was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with her cousin and two of their friends. The officers had been stalking the group, claiming that one of its members, Rico Tiger, was a suspect in multiple armed robberies.

Tiger later said that because the officers were dressed in plainclothes and driving an unmarked car, the group did not realize they were police and they began to increase their speed when they saw that the officers were following them because they thought they were being robbed.

Miskella and Hernandez responded by opening fire and unloading their AR-15 rifles on the car. Instead of hitting their target, which was Tiger, they killed Mondragon and her unborn child. Tiger was then charged with Mondragon’s murder, and it now appears as though he will be the one who faces the punishment for the officers’ reckless actions.

In addition to conducting surveillance on the group and failing to turn on their Body Cameras even though they were planning to confront Tiger, Miskella and Hernandez were also aware that they were following a car filled with teenagers, and when they opened fire on the vehicle, they did so with the knowledge that one of the innocent teenagers would be shot.

In response to accusations that a campaign donation from the Fremont Police union made her decide to clear its president of all wrongdoing in the shooting, O’Malley told the East Bay Express that her decision was unbiased and that the officers had not broken the law.

“The police and people in the community that care about public safety, that care about stability, that care about leadership, that care about the truth and that when putting out information, that it is accurate information, those are the people who are supporting me and have given me contributions,” O’Malley said. “This is a law enforcement job and we work with the police. As I said before when police do something that is against the law, they either get fired or they get prosecuted.”

While O’Malley apparently sees nothing wrong with accepting donations from the officers she is investigating, her opponent in the race for district attorney, Pamela Price, argued that there was a serious conflict of interest.

There’s an actual conflict and then there’s the appearance of impropriety,” Price said. “And I will say to you when we have a district attorney that accepts $10,000 from the Fremont Police Officers Association and then clears the Fremont police officers of killing an unarmed 16-year-old child in a car, that’s the appearance of impropriety.”

Mondragon’s family has now filed a lawsuit against the city of Fremont and its police department. In a statement reported by NBC Bay Area, John Burris, an attorney for the family, criticized the fatal decisions made by the officers.

Shockingly, officers engaged in a series of egregious tactical errors and contravened their training and basic common sense, which resulted in an outrageous loss of innocent life,” Burris said.

He also called out the Alameda County District Attorney for charging Tiger with Mondragon’s murder—while refusing to file charges against the two officers who actually killed her and who “acted with reckless disregard for department policy, safe tactics and human life.”

Miskella and Hernandez have returned to their jobs, O’Malley now has an additional $10,000 in her campaign fund, and it appears that the only people paying for the reckless actions of the officers and the failure of the justice system are the teenager who is facing time in prison for a murder he did not commit and a family that is grieving the loss of Elena Mondragon and her unborn child.

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Smears Mike Lee as an ‘Iran Helper,’ Giving a ‘Gratuitous Gift’

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Revolutionary Bill Will Remove Incentive for Profiteering Cops By Giving ALL Fines to Charity

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The fines collected from traffic tickets for offenses such as speeding, running a red light or being caught by a radar van in the state of Colorado, could soon go directly to charity if a new measure is passed.

Measure 53 was created by the Stop The Shakedowns campaign as a way to deal with the rampant problem of police departments benefitting from an abundance of traffic fines and civil asset forfeitures, at the expense of the general public. The initiative argues that:

A conflict of interest exists when any entity of government enforces a law and at the same time receives the financial benefit via the activities of enforcement. These enforcement activities have created a mistrust of our law enforcement entities that must be corrected in order to restore a more peaceful and trusting relationship between the citizens of the state of Colorado and our enforcement entities. Some jurisdictions in our state routinely take advantage of laws strictly for the purpose of forcibly taking funds from the people for their own use. It is common practice for some regulatory entities within the state to fine businesses because they receive the benefit of the funds generated by these fines, forfeitures or other financial penalties.”

Steve Kerbel, chairman of Stop The Shakedowns, told Fox Denver that he believes the initiative could solve a serious problem, while also helping local communities.

“The ballot measure is going to make it so that government cannot keep a penny out of fines, forfeitures or other financial penalties,” Kerbel said. “If you get a speeding ticket and you want to give it to a homeless charity, that fully satisfies your fine. Once people understand this, they love it universally.”

If the measure becomes law, ticketed fines would either be used as restitution to the victim of the act, or if there is no victim, they would be donated to “a registered and legitimate charity of the choice of the person ordered to pay fines, forfeitures or other financial penalties anywhere in the state of Colorado in which the person ordered to pay fines, forfeitures or other financial penalties has no financial self-interest, either directly or indirectly.”

Just how much money would law enforcement and other state government entities lose from the measure? The Colorado Springs Independent reported that the initiative would take more than $256 million away from state entities in fiscal year 2018-19, and more than $332 million in fiscal year 2019-20, which would explain why it is being met with resistance.

Supporters of the measure, such as Stop The Shakedowns volunteer Regan Benson, told Fox Denver that he wants to raise awareness about the need for a change in communities like Mountain View, Colorado. The town of around 530 residents relied on traffic fines to produce 55 percent of its budget in 2015.

“Mountain View definitely has a history of being notorious for policing for profit,” Benson said. “I don’t think they’ve been shy in needing to drum up revenue to maintain city functions for a 12-square-block city.”

Kerbel told the Colorado Springs Independent that he believes the success of this measure would benefit the state by reminding the public that they have a voice and can hold the government accountable, and by giving police officers the opportunity to actually serve the public and taking their focus away from generating revenue.

“The public will be reminded that the people still have a voice in how government is managed, instead of feeling helpless as most people do now. The people making ground rules for government is not something seen very often since the drafting of the bill of rights. Police officers will benefit, as the majority of police took their jobs to serve their communities. Today, their employers have required them to devote much of their time toward generation of revenue rather than community service.”

Critics of the measure argue that it will also take money away from public schools in the state. However, it should be noted that Colorado schools have benefited greatly in recent years from cannabis legalization. For the second year in a row,  $40 million from taxes on legal cannabis sales went to a program to repair and replace rundown schools in 2017.

Measure 53 requires more than 98,000 signatures from registered voters in Colorado by March 28, in order to appear on the November 2018 ballot.

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UK’s First Sex Doll Brothel Forced To Shut Down & Now It’s Giving Away Latex Lovers For Free

Britain’s first sex doll brothel has been forced out of its building after complaints from neighbors. Lovedoll UK says with nowhere to store the used silicone prostitutes, it is now giving them away for free.

The company was selling the custom-made dolls out of an industrial estate in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Clients would pay £100 ($140) an hour for alone time with a doll as a test run before taking one home for £2,000.

Lovedoll UK says the owner of the building it was renting received complaints from neighboring companies after they discovered the business was hiring out sex dolls by the hour.

The company, which was launched in December 2017, says it has now been left with no choice but to leave the building.

A spokesperson for Lovedoll UK told the Sun: “The time we were given to move out of the business centre did not allow us to arrange transport, storage and a new premises… We did not want to have any downtime, so decided giving away free dolls would be a good way of keeping the business running.”

So far, about £30,000 worth of used sex dolls have been given away to customers who entered into a ‘lottery-style’ draw to win one. The spokesperson said Lovedoll has had hundreds of entries but some winners have cancelled their prize because of “catholic guilt.” The draw is open until Friday.

Anyone wanting to apply for a doll can put their name in with the company and will be informed if they are successful. “You might get a really slim doll or you might get a doll that is more voluptuous,” the spokesperson said.

The company said the giveaway was a way to spread the word about sex dolls and to rid the taboo around them.

“We have had a lot of people who say that they would love a doll but simply cannot afford one, so this is a way of giving back and supporting our customers. We feel that there are a lot of people out there that will be grateful of this offer, so [it’s] just a kind gesture from the company.”

Dolls were being made available for “testing and inspection” at the Gateshead site. The dolls are adult sized and weigh around 30kg, with life-like skin on a metal skeleton and realistic sexual organs.

Customers wanting to test drive one of the dolls must provide contact details and pay in advance. They would then visit a simple set-up in an industrial unit where a key code gains them entry to a small room containing a bed where the doll, wearing negligee, awaits.

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CBS/NBC Downplay GOP Victory in Shutdown, ABC Guilts Dems for ‘Giving In’

Congressional Republicans and President Trump declared victory on Monday over the Democrats in the government shutdown, as the Resistance could no longer hold out and voted on the continuing resolution to fund the government. In an exchange, they received a promise to negotiate and vote on DACA in the next few weeks. The three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were notably disappointed and frustrated that their party caved after just three days.

CBS Evening News was one of two programs that downplayed the Republican victory. As they were coming on the air, anchor Jeff Glor took on an indefinite tone. “The federal government is fully reopening tonight. Nearly three days after a dispute over immigration led to a closure. Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a deal today to fund the government for a few more weeks and put off a potential DACA fix until next month,” he reported.

Throughout their first report on the shutdown, CBS didn’t declare a winner as the liberal media swiftly did back in 2013. Instead, Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes touted the progressive Senators who were still holding out and who conveniently had presidential ambitions. “16 progressive senators, including several presidential hopeful, wanted to hold out for more. California Democrat Kamala Harris said McConnell’s vow fell far short of an ironclad guarantee,” she reported.

Cordes was cheerful that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was funded for six years, but suggested it was only a Democratic priority when it was a key priority for Republicans since the six-year funding plan was their idea. Obviously, she was trying to find something positive she could spin for Democrats.  

CBS didn’t declare a winner until their second report, and White House Correspondent Major Garrett seemed frustrated by it. After being asked by Glor about what the President was looking for in the immigration bill, the reporter appeared to snap at him:

 

 

We’ll get to that in a minute, Jeff. One of the reasons the nation didn’t see the President this weekend is because the White House strategy was not to have the President appear to own any part of this shutdown. And the President’s lack of engagement, not a single phone call over the weekend with Democrats, led to a victory largely on his terms.

NBC Nightly News also downplayed the Republican and White House victory. It took until their third report to declare a winner in the shutdown standoff. “So Chuck, back to this shutdown. What happened here? Did Democrats lose their nerve,” fill-in anchor Savannah Guthrie wanted to know.

To put it in football terms, Savannah. I would say this was a false start by the Democrats,” explained Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd. “The Democrats showed their cards. At a minimum, he already knows he’s going to get his wall from Democrats if he gives them DACA. And that in itself is already a small victory for this White House.

ABC anchor David Muir, on World News Tonight, was quick to declare Republicans victorious and did it often, but the network was clearly disappointed in the Democrats and sent them on a guilt trip. “Three days in, and late today, the Senate voting to end it. The House voting just moments ago. The Democrats giving in on the dreamers for now,” he announced in the opening tease.

And Muir did it again during the introduction of their first report. “Today was day three and then Senate Democrats deciding to give in on the dreamers with a promise from Senate Republicans that they’ll take up the issue soon,” he reported. “Senate Majority Leader McConnell emerging triumphant.

 

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In wrapping up her report, Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce seemed disheartened by the Democrats’ actions, the position they found themselves in, and actually declared they were responsible for the shutdown:

That’s why this is such a political gamble for Democrats. They took a stand here, shutting down the government over Dreamers and it is unclear if they’ll ultimately get what they want. We’re told Schumer’s message tonight to disappointed Democrats: “You have to play the hand you’re dealt. It is what it is.”

Clearly, they all were pulling for one team in particular as they were seemingly acting like their team had just lost the Super Bowl.

Partial transcripts below:

CBS Evening News
January 22, 2018
6:31:18 PM Eastern [2 minutes 28 seconds]

JEFF GLOR: Good evening. The federal government is fully reopening tonight. Nearly three days after a dispute over immigration led to a closure. Senate Democrats and Republicans reached a deal today to fund the government for a few more weeks and put off a potential DACA fix until next month. We begin tonight with chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, who is on capitol hill.

[Cuts to video]

CHUCK SCHUMER: The Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement.

(…)

NANCY CORDES: 16 progressive senators, including several presidential hopeful, wanted to hold out for more. California Democrat Kamala Harris said McConnell’s vow fell far short of an ironclad guarantee.

(…)

[Cuts back to live]

CORDES: In an attempt to get back on America’s good side, Congress did authorize back pay for all those furloughed workers. And the funding bill that passed today also reinstated the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, a big Democratic priority, Jeff.

6:33:46 PM Eastern [1 minute 15 Seconds]

GLOR: Nancy Cordes, thank you very much. White House Correspondent Major Garrett is at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Major, is there any indication we know what the President is looking for now in an immigration bill?

MAJOR GARRETT: We’ll get to that in a minute, Jeff. One of the reasons the nation didn’t see the President this weekend is because the White House strategy was not to have the President appear to own any part of this shutdown. And the President’s lack of engagement, not a single phone call over the weekend with Democrats, led to a victory largely on his terms, as the press secretary said, “This afternoon what the president did clearly worked.”

(…)

NBC Nightly News
January 22, 2018

7:04:52 PM Eastern [1 minute 19 seconds]

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: This brings us to Chuck Todd, moderator of Meet the Press. So Chuck, back to this shutdown. What happened here? Did Democrats lose their nerve? Has anything really fundamentally changed in terms of where the fights are, where the battles are?

CHUCK TODD: No, I don’t think anything has changed. I would, to put it in football terms, Savannah. I would say this was a false start by the Democrats. The tactic might be an effective tactic but the timing was poor, didn’t have leverage now, there was no sense of urgency and Democrats had no explanation as to why have this fight now instead of in four weeks?

You can make a case in four weeks for them to draw these lines in the sand, but the Republican line was simply, we need more time to negotiate, and as far as the public was hearing, they’re sitting there: “What’s wrong with that? That doesn’t seem unreasonable.”

I do think this, Savannah. We will go right back to where we were over the weekend in about three weeks. I think we’re still a long way away, and if anything, President Trump has to feel good about one thing. The Democrats showed their cards. At a minimum, he already knows he’s going to get his wall from Democrats if he gives them DACA. And that in itself is already a small victory for this White House.

GUTHRIE: We may be having this very conversation in a few weeks. Chuck, thank you.

ABC
World News Tonight
January 22, 2018
6:30:27 PM Eastern

DAVID MUIR: Tonight, from Washington, breaking developments as we come on the air. The government shutdown. Three days in, and late today, the Senate voting to end it. The House voting just moments ago. The Democrats giving in on the dreamers for now. So, who wins, who loses? And how much did this cost the U.S. taxpayer?

(…)

6:31:42 PM Eastern [4 minutes 21 seconds]

MUIR: And good evening from Washington. We are here in the nation’s capital because of the government shutdown. Today was day three and then Senate Democrats deciding to give in on the dreamers with a promise from Senate Republicans that they’ll take up the issue soon. The Senate voting to end the shutdown and then just moments ago, the House voting to follow suit. Senate Majority Leader McConnell emerging triumphant. Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer emerging with a promise from McConnell they will tackle immigration and the Dreamers. But this showdown ends not without costing U.S. taxpayers millions and costing political capital, too, with seeing so many Americans seeing political dysfunction yet again. And by the way, this new funding to get the government back open, only lasts three weeks.

(…)

BRUCE: That’s why this is such a political gamble for Democrats. They took a stand here, shutting down the government over Dreamers and it is unclear if they’ll ultimately get what they want. We’re told Schumer’s message tonight to disappointed Democrats: “You have to play the hand you’re dealt. It is what it is.”

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