Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Groups Fight to Hide California Gang Database From Trump

MS-13 Gang Member
AP File Photo/Esteban Felix
by AWR HAWKINS6 Dec 2016
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Immigration advocacy groups are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to “block federal access” to the database containing names of gang members in the state.
The goal is to block access before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in, thereby preventing his administration from seeing the names of individuals who could find themselves on a the deportation short list.
According to the Voice of OC (VOC),  a 2016 report from the California State Auditor claims the CalGang database has problems because of “weak oversight.” This means the database reportedly contains some names that should have been removed and other names that ought not have been added in the first place.

VOC put it this way: “In some cases law enforcement agencies put individuals in the database without adequate evidence, failed to purge CalGang records that had not been updated within five years, and poorly implemented a state law requiring that juveniles and their parents are notified before the minor is placed in the database.”
Advocacy groups fear that Trump would sift through the names on the database in a search for immigrants who have amassed a criminal record in the US, only “to deport…[illegal] immigrants who’ve been erroneously labeled as gang members.”
In a post-election 60 Minutes appearance, Trump “vowed to immediately deport as many as three million undocumented immigrants, specifically those with criminal records such as gang members and drug dealers.” The pledge to secure the border and “immediately deport” illegal immigrants with a criminal record was popular with voters in the general election. And the Border Patrol’s National Border Patrol Council has made clear they are eager to see Trump secure the border, especially as it relates to building a wall.

But the Urban Peace Institute’s Sean Garcia-Leys does not want the CalGang database anywhere near Trump at this time. Garcia-Leys said, “Until the Department of Justice can assure people that there is accuracy and that there are no harms to being put in the database…basically the plug should be pulled on CalGang until those things happen because the risk of the database being used in immigration is just too high to allow it to continue right now.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

THE STAGGERING  COST OF AMNESTY: non-enforcement is another form of AMNESTY!
Legals to pay trillions for open borders and Mexico’s looting

Between one-quarter and one-third of the 1.5 million new arrivals in 2014 were illegal aliens, meaning that a conservative estimate is that 1,000 illegal aliens a day are moving to the United States.

Ethnic Cleansing By Mexicans Occupying California…. Where Mexico loots first!
“Taco Runt” is a member of the Mexican Fascist Movement of M.E.Ch.A. and a racist (yes, Mexicans think of themselves as a unique “race”) LA RAZA supremacist.
He is proud of the fact that he FAILED California’s State Bar test more than any other illiterate Mexican on earth and that qualifies him to operate California’s Mexican Welfare State for LA RAZA.





Another California City Waves the Mexican Flag

MEXIFORNIA: The Shattering of the American Dream

MILLIONS of JOBS and BILLIONS in WELFARE and they commit most of the MURDERS

“What we're seeing is our Congress and national leadership dismantling our laws by not enforcing them. Lawlessness becomes the norm, just like Third World corruption. Illegal aliens now have more rights and privileges than Americans. If you are an illegal alien, you can drive a car without a driver's license or insurance. You may obtain medical care without paying. You may work without paying taxes. Your children enjoy free education at the expense of taxpaying Americans.” 

“According to the Centers for Immigration Studies, April '11, at least 70% of Mexican illegal alien families receive some type of welfare in the US!!! cis.org”

LOS ANGELES: Mexico’s Second Largest City, First Place for Billion Dollar Mexican Welfare, Number 1 for Mexican Murder and Western Gateway For the LA RAZA Mexican Drug Cartels




Suspected Illegal Alien Marijuana Farmers Held Workers Hostage: ICE

MEXIFORNIA.... welcomes Mexico's DRUG CARTELS... but first register to vote DEM!




Suspected Illegal Alien Marijuana Farmers Held Workers Hostage: ICE

MEXIFORNIA.... welcomes Mexico's DRUG CARTELS... but first register to vote DEM!

THE STAGGERING  COST OF AMNESTY: non-enforcement is another form of AMNESTY!
Legals to pay trillions for open borders and Mexico’s looting

Between one-quarter and one-third of the 1.5 million new arrivals in 2014 were illegal aliens, meaning that a conservative estimate is that 1,000 illegal aliens a day are moving to the United States.

OBAMA-CLINTONOMICS: THE ASSAULT ON MIDDLE AMERICA CONTINUES - Illinois governor Bruce Rauner vetoes $215 million in pension funding for Chicago teachers

Illinois governor vetoes $215 million in pension funding for Chicago teachers

Illinois governor vetoes $215 million in pension funding for Chicago teachers
By Alexander Fangmann
6 December 2016
On Thursday, December 1, Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have provided Chicago Public Schools (CPS) with $215 million toward its roughly $700 million required contribution to the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund. Because the CPS budget for the current fiscal year, approved August 24, assumed the state would disburse those funds, Rauner’s veto creates a large deficit in the current CPS budget, bringing the likelihood of mass layoffs and other attacks on teachers and public education during the current year in order to cut costs.
While the Illinois Senate voted to override Rauner’s veto, the House adjourned for the year without even taking a vote. A spokesman for Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic House leader, said that they “would not be able to override,” despite formally holding a one-seat supermajority.
The truth is that the Democratic Party, including leading figures such as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, as well as its junior partner, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), were fully aware that the $215 million in funding was illusory and likely to be vetoed by Rauner. But the promise of funding was used to block a strike and extract key concessions from teachers in order to continue the assault on public education and public sector workers that was begun before Rauner was even elected.
The CTU and the pseudo-left organizations, such as the International Socialist Organization (ISO), whose leading member, Jesse Sharkey, is CTU vice president, knowingly maintained the ruse long enough to sell a concessions contract to Chicago teachers and to drive support for the Democrats in the recent election. While CTU president Karen Lewis now claims Rauner “was never going to give us any money,” the CTU did nothing to mobilize teachers and wider layers of workers to defend either funding for public education or for public teacher pensions, which are woefully underfunded.
Indeed, one of the central issues that emerged in last-minute negotiations between CPS and the CTU was over a matter of $200 million, which CTU president Karen Lewis claimed would provide, “everything we need to fund schools so that they work well.” This helped CTU sell the concessions contract, which introduces a two-tier pension system, flatlines wages, and eliminates protections against “economic” layoffs, such as budget deficits.
The $200 million, which would supposedly have provided funding for more counselors, teacher assistants, and other support staff direly needed by schools, was left to CPS, which claimed it would use “surplus” revenue from Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, as well as savings booked from not having to pay $215 million in pensions out of its own revenues.
The CTU’s bogus claims about the funding served to bolster illusions in the Democratic Party just prior to the November elections. It echoed the lies, promoted by the American Federation of Teachers and other unions that this party of austerity and war was actually working toward stabilization of school and pension fund finances.
The $215 million in CPS funding was part of a stopgap budget deal approved by Rauner and the Democratic Party-controlled legislature at the end of June in order to keep state government running into the new fiscal year, which began July 1. The stopgap budget provided minimal funding for state government, social services and higher education through the end of 2016 as well as funding for public schools for a full year.
At the time the measure was passed, it was widely reported that the $215 million was contingent on a comprehensive plan to cut pensions statewide, and Rauner justified his veto by explaining he supported the bill “only on condition that Democrats re-engage in serious, good faith negotiations.” Rauner said, “Despite my repeated requests for daily negotiations and hope to reach a comprehensive agreement by next week, we are no closer to ending the (budget) impasse or enacting pension reform.”
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, for his part, denied that the CPS funding measure required passage of any specific pension reform bill and said, “If he wants to tie it to something else like pension reform, that’s something I am supportive of. We haven’t talked about putting the two things together at this point in time.”
As a matter of fact, Rauner and Cullerton, as well as Madigan and Emanuel, are all in fundamental agreement on the matter of cutting the pensions of teachers and other public sector workers. In 2013, before Rauner was governor, Cullerton and Madigan passed a bill to cut state worker pensions that was signed by the then-governor, Democrat Pat Quinn—a bill that was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court. Emanuel’s own plan to cut city worker pensions was also struck down by the courts on the same grounds.
Moreover, the Democrats, who prior to Rauner’s election dominated state government for over a decade, have repeatedly cut education funding at all levels, slashed health care spending, particularly for those with mental health issues and developmental disabilities, and pushed ahead with the continued privatization and cutting of social services. In Chicago, the Emanuel administration has laid off thousands of teachers already through budget cuts and school closures.
Although Emanuel and other leading Democrats were aware the Rauner would likely veto the funding measure, Rauner’s veto itself is part of an overall strategy to force Democrats to enact provisions of his so-called “Turnaround Agenda,” a package of anti-worker provisions including cuts to workers’ compensation, restrictions on collective bargaining, limitations on lawsuits against corporations, privatization of state government and public schools, pension cuts, and term limits for legislators. Illinois has operated without a full state budget since July 2015 due to Rauner’s insistence that any budget deal must also enact parts of his agenda.
Outside of the provision on term limits, practically none of the components of Rauner’s agenda are items that Democrats have not already passed in some form or another. But the Democrats are worried that some of the provisions in particular, such as an end to prevailing wage requirements and the placement of limitations on collective bargaining topics, would serve to drastically weaken the unions to the point that they could no longer carry out crucial roles upon which the ruling class relies—smothering worker anger and militancy and forcing through concessions.

Housing crisis and neglect at root of fatal Oakland fire, one of the deadliest in US history

Housing crisis and neglect at root of fatal Oakland fire, one of the deadliest in US history

By David Brown 
6 December 2016
As the death toll mounts, the horrific fire that broke out at a dance party in East Oakland, California Friday night is now one of the worst such disasters in the recent history of the United States.
The City of Oakland announced early Monday that the number of bodies recovered from the 86-year-old Fruitvale warehouse called the Ghost Ship had risen to 36. The warehouse was being rented out to artists, and the studios were also used as informal housing by about 20 people.
According to survivors and neighbors, the fire spread quickly through ad hoc wooden rooms, cutting off any escape from the dilapidated building that lacked basic fire safety measures. Many were almost immediately trapped on the second floor, where a concert was being held, without any means of escape.
Recovery efforts were delayed Monday when one of the building’s walls threatened to collapse on firefighters. About 75 percent of the structure has been searched, but the Alameda County Sheriff told the Associated Press that he did not expect to find any more bodies.
Thirty-three of the victims have so far been identified. Many were in their 20s and 30s, but the youngest so far was 17. Three foreign nationals were identified, from Finland, South Korea and Guatemala.
According to one tally by “NBC News,”  the Ghost Ship fire is the seventh-deadliest building fire in the past 50 years, a list that includes the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. It is the deadliest building fire in the US since a night club in Rhode Island burned down in 2003, killing 100 people.
While the precise causes remain to be 

determined, indications are that the tragedy 

was facilitated by city officials who ignored 

unsafe conditions, a landlord who neglected 

basic safety measures and a housing crisis 

driving people to seek cheap rent in unsafe 

There was no shortage of dangerous flash points in the structure. Shelley Mack, a former tenant who lived in the warehouse for five months, told reporters that the building had no sprinklers or fire alarms and that it regularly went without utilities. Tenants used gas generators or propane stoves to heat their water, and stayed warm in the winter with space heaters. Wires crisscrossed the uninspected wooden partitions that turned the first floor into a maze of studios.
A neighbor, Danielle Boudreaux, described to the Washington Post the precarious makeshift stairs to the second floor where shows were held to help pay rent: “It only took two people on it at a time. .. when you stepped on it, it wobbled, and there were ropes holding it up. If you had three people on that it was falling down.” Once the fire started, she said, “there was no way you were getting out of that building.”
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley spoke to reporters Monday afternoon, announcing that the fire was a “potential crime scene” and that her office would investigate whether there was any criminal liability. She said that it was too early to specify who might be implicated, but that charges could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder. Any serious investigation, however, would immediately turn to the city itself.
The unsafe conditions, as well as the warehouse’s role as an unlicensed apartment and music venue, was an open secret to the landlord and city officials. The Tumblr page for the Ghost Ship contains numerous advertisements for musical performances. Over the past two years, the city has received numerous complaints, including three this year, regarding construction without a permit and unsafe conditions.
Twice in 2014 and twice in 2016, building 

inspectors were sent to the warehouse in 

response to complaints. However, no action 

was taken to improve the safety of the 

building. The Oakland Police Department 

records also show officers responding to 

reports of a stolen phone at a 2014 New Year’s

Party where they “canvassed the area and 

In 2007, Alameda County placed a lien on the property, owned by Chor Ng since 1988, for “substandard, hazardous or injurious conditions.” According to public records, Ng has four other properties that have been cited for blight in Oakland.
The conditions found in the Ghost Ship warehouse are far from unique and are well known by the city. Noel Gallo, a city councilor from the Fruitvale district, told CBS, “The reality is, there are many facilities being occupied without permits.” He estimated that there are about 200 warehouses “that have no papers, no permit, no fire code, nothing.”
The negligence of landlords and city officials is complemented by the broader housing crisis that drives poor people to seek out informal housing for cheap rent.
“What this tragedy really brings home is displacement and other impacts of gentrification: the high cost of housing and the lack of affordable housing,” Anyka Barber, co-founder of the Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, told the Wall Street Journal.
Rents have skyrocketed across the Bay Area in 

recent years. Oakland, which was once a haven for 

people avoiding San Francisco’s rent, is now the 

fourth most expensive city for renting in the United 

The median cost of an available rental in Oakland in September 2016 was $3,000 a month, according to Zillow. This is up 71 percent from January 2013, when it was just $1,757. Median income for renters in Oakland remains just $3,000 a month, making most apartments wildly unaffordable to perspective tenants.
The Bay Area is riven with social inequality. 

While workers in San Francisco and Oakland 

can barely afford rent, massive new luxury 

apartments are under construction in the 

Rockridge and SoMa districts. Across the Bay 

from the Fruitvale district where the 

warehouse burned down is the home of Larry 

Ellison, who has a personal net worth 

of $51.6 billion.
The current spike in property prices is part of 

a broader economic bubble driven by 

financial speculation after the 2008 crash. In 

2001, 41 percent of US renters spent 30 

percent or more of their income on housing. 

By 2014, this rose to 49 percent, with 26 

percent of renters spending more than 50 

percent of their income on housing.
A UBS report in 2015 drew a direct connection between the amount of cheap credit central banks, led by the US Federal Reserve and the Obama administration, were pouring into the financial market and increasing. The authors wrote, “Loose monetary policy has prevented a normalization of housing markets and encouraged local bubble risks to grow.”
The Oakland Ghost Ship fire is a horrific tragedy, but one with definite roots in the reality of American capitalism.