Joe Arpaio stands convicted of a misdemeanor count of criminal contempt of court, for carrying out“targeted patrols aiming to catch illegal aliens in his Arizona jurisdiction.” Reports say that President Trump’s administration has filled out the paperwork for Arpaio to be pardoned. Arpaio is unrepentant and has not gone through the usual DoJ process for seeking a pardon. There are many reasons why pardoning Arpaio would be questionable.
This is . . . not one of them:

Pardons, how do they work?
Yes, while it is possible to pardon someone not yet convicted of a crime, that is decidedly not the norm. Arguing that someone should not be pardoned because they have been convicted is kind of like arguing that someone should not be allowed to seek absolution through the Sacrament of Penance because they have sinned. That’s sort of the whole reason the thing exists.
A note about Senator Harris: she’s physically and demographically attractive, she’s a first-term Senator of no particular distinction, she’s from a large state, she’s a partisan Democrat trying to make a name for herself by criticizing the current administration, and she’s young. (Democrats have not elected someone President in their 60s or older since Truman.)
Does any of this sound familiar?
Say hello to the likely next Democrat presidential







Is amnesty really the answer to that???

THE LA RAZA PLAN: California’s final surrender to fly the Mexican flag within 4 years.

"The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot."  -- - EXCELSIOR --- national newspaper of Mexico

They claim all of North America for Mexico!


MS-13 Member, Child Rapist Arrested Crossing into Texas
File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images
by BOB PRICE22 Aug 2017McAllen, TX58
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested an MS-13 gang member and a previously convicted child rapist after they illegally crossed the border in two separate incidents.
Agents assigned to the Weslaco Station apprehended a Salvadoran national after he crossed the border illegally Thursday night near the border town of Hidalgo, Texas. Agents arrested the foreign national and transported him to the Weslaco station for processing. During questioning, the man freely admitted to being a member of the hyper-violent MS-13 criminal gang, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. The man is subject to prosecution for illegal entry as a gang member.
The following day, agents from the McAllen Station observed a man entering the U.S. illegally near Mission, Texas. Agents arrested the man and took him to the McAllen Border Patrol Station where they learned Pharr, Texas, police officers previously arrested him on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. A court convicted the Mexican national in 1999 and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He obtained early release and immigration officials removed him from the country.
Previously convicted sex offenders are frequently caught by Border Patrol agents as they attempt to get back into the U.S. where they can continue their crimes.
Breitbart Texas’ Robert Arce reported on Tuesday about the arrest in Arizona of another previously deported rapist arrested by Border Patrol agents. Agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested two illegal aliens near the town of Why, Arizona. Agents transported the duo to the Ajo Station for processing where they learned one of the men is a previously convicted rapist. Agents reported that an Indiana court convicted 28-year-old Adan Jimenez-Alarcon in 2012 on multiple counts of sexual battery. The court sentenced the man to three years in prison. In 2015, an Arizona court sentence him to two years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. He now faces a felony charge of illegal re-entry after being deported as a sex offender.
The man arrested with Jimenez-Alarcon is also a previously convicted felon, CBP officials reported. He is reportedly a Salvadoran national and is expected to face charges for illegal re-entry after being removed as a convicted felon.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart 

Border Patrol Agents Rescue 60 Migrants from Refrigerated Trailer

Photo: U.S. Border Patrol
by BOB PRICE20 Aug 2017Falfurrias, TX0
Border Patrol agents working in South Texas arrested a Guatemalan national truck driver who allegedly attempted to smuggle 60 illegal aliens through an inland checkpoint in a refrigerated trailer.
The agents, assigned to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint in Brooks County, observed a tractor-trailer approaching the inspection station located 80 miles from the Texas/Mexico border. A K-9 agent alerted to the presence of something unusual in the back end of the locked refrigerated trailer. Agents directed the driver, a Guatemalan national, to a secondary inspection station, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.
Upon unlocking the trailer, agents discovered 60 illegal aliens lying on, and within, pallets of broccoli lined with thin sheets of ice. The agents determined the temperature inside the trailer to be 49 degrees.*
Temperature reading inside the trailer where 60 foreign nationals were being smuggled. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)
Agents arrested the foreign truck driver and seized the tractor-trailer. Officials offered emergency medical treatment to the migrants. The illegal immigrants all declined treatment.
The agents transported the 60 individuals to the Falfurrias Border Patrol station for processing where they determine the illegal immigrants came to the U.S. from four countries — 22 from Guatemala, 17 from Mexico, 13 from El Salvador, and 8 from Honduras.
“Criminal activity like this will also lead to serious consequences for truck drivers who engage in smuggling,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr., said in a written statement.
Another driver of a refrigerated tractor-trailer now faces the death penalty if he is convicted in a human smuggling case where ten illegal immigrants died after being locked in the back end of a trailer in San Antonio. A federal grand jury indicted Florida truck driver, James Matthew Bradley, Jr., on charges of transporting Undocumented Aliens for Financial Gain Resulting in Death, Breitbart Texas reported.
Investigators said in the previously reported criminal complaint:
Bradley said he was traveling from Laredo to San Antonio, after having the tractor-trailer washed and detailed at a truck stop near Laredo. He intended to take the trailer to Brownsville to deliver it to someone who had purchased it. He stopped at the Wal-Mart and heard banging and shaking in the trailer.
One week ago, Border Patrol agents in Edinburg, Texas, arrived on the scene of another incident of human smugglers using a trailer to transport their human cargo. Family members in Mexico called police to report people being locked in the back of a very hot trailer.
The caller said their relative was trapped inside a tractor-trailer parked at the Flying J truck stop in Edinburg. When police arrived on the scene, they began a trailer-to-trailer search. They eventually located a trailer where they received a response of people knocking on the walls from inside.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector also responded to the scene and helped in the recovery and identification of the illegal aliens. Officials report they detained two Cuban nationals (male and female) in connection to the human smuggling case.
The callous human smugglers kept the 17 illegal aliens locked in the hot trailer for eight to nine hours, police stated.
Border Patrol K-9 teams are trained to detect the presence of drugs or human cargo in the back of cars, trucks and trailers.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on 

Illegal Alien Gets 40 Years in Prison for Getting His Daughter Pregnant

Forrest County Jail.
A judge sentenced a Mississippi man who entered the U.S. illegally to 40 years in prison for getting his daughter pregnant.
Natalio Vitervo-Vasquez pleaded guilty to Friday morning to sexual battery with a child under 14-years-old, WDAM reports.
Prosecutors say the girl, who was 11-years-old at the time, went to a medical center where it was determined she was pregnant. Officials say she would have conceived the child at ten years of age.
She told prosecutors that Vitervo-Vasquez “touched her and gave her something to drink” after taking her to a hotel room. She also told officials that the drink he gave her “made her sleepy.”
WJW reports that she gave birth to a baby boy with multiple birth defects in November 2016. The baby died in surgery at a hospital in Jackson.
The prosecuting district attorney in Jackson said DNA taken from the mother determined with 99.9 percent certainty that Vitervo-Vasquez was the father.
Vitero-Vasquez, who prosecutors say was deported twice, did not have a social security number and could not read or write.
The judge sentenced Vasquez to 40 years in prison, ordering that he serve a mandatory minimum of 25 years and be deported immediately after he is released.
Other illegal aliens have been in the news this week after being charged with raping a minor.
An illegal alien who was arrested last Sunday for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl had been deported once before. 

GRAPHIC: Violence Spikes in Mexican Border State Capital as Cartel War Rages

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by CARTEL CHRONICLES19 Aug 2017106
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas — The capital of this border state saw a recent spike in cartel violence after hitmen attacked a local restaurant during business hours. The attack resulted in the murder of the owner and injury to two of his employees.  Hours prior to the murder, this city had three other murders and other cartel attacks.
The Los Zetas faction called Cartel Del Noreste or CDN took credit for the wave of crime through Facebook pages that deal with security conditions in Tamaulipas. In the case of the restaurant owner, the attack took place at his business, Food Porn, in the northern part of the city. Authorities identified the murder victim as Abraham Ramses Cardenas Islas. He died from multiple gunshots to the body.
The bullets also struck bartender Mario Herrera Urbina and a waiter, Rene Ramirez Peña. The employees were only hurt in the attack, which took place during business hours.*
A few minutes after the attack, Facebook posts in pages that deal with security conditions in the state revealed that members of the CDN were taking credit for the murder and issuing additional threats claiming that the business was a money laundering front for their rivals with the Gulf Cartel and the Vieja Escuela Zeta.
The CDN is an offshoot of Los Zetas that has been at war with another offshoot called Vieja Escuela, Breitbart Texas reported. The rival factions have been fighting over the cities that Los Zetas used to control. In recent months, the CDN had suffered many casualties in Ciudad Victoria but suddenly the cartel made a comeback setting off a fierce wave of violence. The lack of security conditions that have affected this city goes on without government officials being able to stop it or at least decrease it.
Hours after the murder at the restaurant, the CDN issued other threats during the day. They threatened anyone who worked with their enemies.*
Prior to posting those messages in the southeastern part of the city, authorities found the body of an unidentified man who had been shot twice in the head and twice in the body.*
Soon after that murder, in the central part of the city, cartel gunmen executed two men who were riding in a Dodge Dakota. The two men have been identified as Cesar Del Angel Rodriguez Rodriguez and his cousin Adalberto Ramos Rodriguez. Both men received two gunshots to the head.*
A team of gunmen also shot a student named Juan Fernando Sanchez Bustos. The 18-year-old was shot in the legs and had a grazing wound to his head. Medical personnel rushed him to a local hospital. The teen is allegedly tied to organized crime.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.  The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “Francisco Morales” from Tamaulipas. 

GRAPHIC: Corpse Left Hanging from Overpass As Cartel War Rages in Mexico

File Photo: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images
A body hanging from a bridge next to a painted warning reveals the ongoing horrors that Los Zetas continue to spread throughout Mexico in their protracted war for drug trafficking territories.
This week, members of the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas executed a man and hung him from an overpass above a busy highway in the city of Matehuala, San Luis Potosi. The gory sight included a message painted on the cardboard that was left at the crime scene. Photographs were shared on social media by citizen journalists.*
The cardboard was signed by an unknown figure known only as Comandante GAFE with the CDN. The message claimed the cartel was cleaning the “plaza” or cartel territory, pointing to an escalation of violence in the once quiet region. The GAFE nickname hints to some of the original Zetas who were Mexican Special Forces (GAFES). The nickname was also used by a currently jailed Gulf Cartel boss who operated in the border city of Reynosa.*
For over a year, rival factions of Los Zetas have fought for control of lucrative trafficking territories and routes into the U.S., Breitbart Texas reported. One faction, known as Vieja Escuela Zeta or “Old School Z”, had begun attacking the regions previously held by the Zeta faction known as CDN. Initially, the fighting took place in the border states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila, however, non-border states like San Luis Potosi have begun to see a spike in cartel violence. The fighting is mostly reflected in gory executions and targeted attacks.
San Luis Potosi serves as a midway point for cartels moving drugs or human cargo from the coastal areas or the central part of Mexico to the border states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Coahuila.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.  You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.
Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen K. Bannon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted 

DOJ: 13 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Ohio, Indiana

By Melanie Arter | August 16, 2017 | 9:55 AM EDT*
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( - The Justice Department announced Tuesday that 13 members and associates of the MS-13 gang were arrested in Central Ohio and Indiana.
A total of 15 suspected MS-13 members were charged with federal crimes - 10 of them with conspiracy to commit extortion, conspiracy to commit money laundering and use of a firearm during a crime of violence. Five defendants were charged with reentering the country after deportation. Two of the 15 alleged MS-13 gang members are fugitives.

“With more than 10,000 members across 40 states, MS-13 is one of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the United States today," said Attorney General Sessions. "MS-13 members have killed children and pregnant women, extorted immigrant-owned businesses, and trafficked underage girls to sell them for sex. President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to reduce crime and take down transnational criminal organizations, and we will be relentless in our pursuit of these objectives. Today's charges are our next step toward making this country safer by taking MS-13 off of our streets for good.”

MS-13, once known as  La Mara Salvatrucha, has been designated as a "transnational criminal organization" - the first and only street gang to be designated as such.

According to the indictment, 10 defendants conspired to commit extortion through the use of threatened or actual force, violence or fear to intimidate their victims into paying money to the defendants and their co-conspirators. The money from these crimes was sent through wire transfers and intermediaries to MS-13 gang members and associates in El Salvador - where the gang originated - and elsewhere.

That money was used to promote and facilitate criminal activities of MS-13 in El Salvador and the U.S., according to the DOJ. It was used to buy cell phones, drugs, and weapons, and to financially support MS-13 and those gang members that are jailed in El Saldavor and the U.S., as well as those who were deported and the families of dead MS-13 members.

Mexican Gangs Create ‘Narco Saints’ to Moralize Crime
Drug cartels and gangs in Mexico are altering religions and engaging in brutal crimes as forms of worship

August 17, 2017 AT 10:37 AM

Last Updated: 
August 18, 2017 3:30 am

A young man prays at the altar in the chapel of Jesús Malverde in Culiacán, Mexico, on July 12, 2011. (ALL PHOTOS BY YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
A young man prays at the altar in the chapel of Jesús Malverde in Culiacán, Mexico, on July 12, 2011. (ALL PHOTOS BY YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Drug cartels and street gangs in Mexico are creating their own religions and altering beliefs in existing Catholic saints, in a move to create a new “narcoculture” that tries to morally justify crime and violence.
Some of these new figures of worship are existing Catholic saints, most of which have had their meaning altered for the narcoculture. Some are pulled from Aztec gods worshipped through human sacrifice, while others are new creations altogether.
The two most popular figures of worship in Mexico are products of this new narcoculture. The most popular is St. Jude Thaddeus, also called “Saint Judas,” while the second most popular is a newly created folk saint called Santa Muerte, “Saint Death.”
For the rest of Mexico, the growth in popularity of narco saints presents a moral crisis, since they are not only being used to alter the traditional, morally based faiths, but also to create a new system of morals that supports violent crime.
What is taking place in Mexico is a form of “spiritual appropriation,” whereby the existing religion is being altered to justify a criminal insurgency, according to Robert J. Bunker, adjunct research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at U.S. Army War College.
There is a spectrum of beliefs in Mexico that ties directly to the growth of crime. Bunker said at one extreme, there are those who adhere to traditional Catholicism and other morally based religions. At the other extreme “would be those individuals whom we consider to be ‘evil’ in their value system.”
Yet as the narcoculture continues to develop, it is becoming harder for people to differentiate the legitimate figures from the newly created “narco saints.” Bunker noted the case of Saint Judas, a legitimate Catholic saint now commonly worshipped for protection by smugglers, bandits, gangs, and drug cartel members.
He said a slightly more extreme case is the new “bandit saint,” Santo Niño Huachicolero, which is an alteration of a legitimate Catholic saint, Santo Niño de Atocha, or “Holy Child of Atocha.”
The Catholic News Service warned of the newly altered saint on May 12, noting that it was created by a gang of gasoline thieves known as “huachicoleros” southeast of Mexico City who altered the image of the Christ child to show him holding a gas can and hose. It cites Father Paulo Carvajal, archdiocesan spokesman, as stating: “This image can never be accepted. Being a ‘huachicolero’ is practically a crime. The church cannot be in favor of this, much less be in favor that images are used in this way.”
Carvajal said the new saint is being used to “deceive” people. Locals following the new saint have even protested to defend the gas thieves from law enforcement.
Bunker noted the significance of the phenomena, saying, “A venerated 13th-century Catholic saint has just been ‘spiritually hijacked’ by criminal elements in Mexico and recast as the patron deity of gasoline thieves before our eyes.”
With the creation of the new saint, “another demographic, albeit a relatively small one, has just further rationalized their criminal behaviors—which are at odds with state authority—by having someone to pray to in order to achieve success in their gasoline-stealing endeavors,” he said.
“From a Catholic Church and traditional Mexican societal perspective, another grouping of people just ‘jumped ship’ and went over to the narco and criminal elements of society in both their hearts and minds.”
‘Left-Hand’ Saints
The cases of sanctioned Catholic saints relate to spiritual appropriation, according to Bunker, whereby people are altering religions to justify acts—such as theft and smuggling—that would traditionally violate the religion.
Images of the "San La Muerte" (saint death) at the entrance of the town of Arteaga, in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 11, 2014. Arteaga is the village where drug trafficker Servando Gomez aka La Tuta, the leader of the Knights Templar cartel, is from. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT/Getty Images
Images of the “San La Muerte” (saint death) at the entrance of the town of Arteaga, in Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 11, 2014. Arteaga is the village where drug trafficker Servando Gomez aka La Tuta, the leader of the Knights Templar cartel, is from. (AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT/Getty Images)
On a spectrum that classifies beliefs on a “left-hand path” as ones that could be viewed as purely evil and on a “right-hand path” as ones of traditional morals, these new saints and figures fall from the middle to the left.
Bunker describes the spectrum of narco saints in the book “Blood Sacrifices: Violent Non-State Actors and Dark Magico-Religious Activities,” published in 2016.
Many cartels and criminal organizations in Mexico can no longer be viewed as merely conventional criminal groups, since many of them use narco saints to try to justify, or even sanctify, their crimes.
The Familia Michoacana cartel and the Caballeros Templarios cartel, which are two of the largest drug cartels in Mexico, worship the newly created San Nazario, “The Craziest One.” Their crimes play a direct role in their worship of their manufactured saint, who they believe requires torture, ritual killing, and cannibalism.
The Sinaloa cartel worships an unsanctioned saint of drug traffickers, bandits, and outlaws that they refer to as “Jesús Malverde,” also known as “Generous Bandit.”
Even “Saint Death,” which carries the image of the grim reaper, has a strong criminal following. According to “Blood Sacrifices,” the new “folk saint” is worshipped by the Los Zetas cartel, the El Gulfo cartel factions, and by many other gangs. Their worship often includes ritual killing, offering of human body parts, and cannibalism.
Mid-sized Mexican gangs and criminal outfits also have their manufactured saints. The Mexican Mafia, the Sureños, and Barrio Azteca, for example, worship the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli. Bunker notes that while the deity’s requirements are often less gruesome than the new saints worshipped by many cartels, it is still used to justify the ideology of violent crime.
A Social Dilemma
For the rest of Mexico, the growth in popularity of narco saints presents a moral crisis, since they are not only being used to alter the traditional, morally based faiths, but also to create a new system of morals that supports violent crime.
In the conventional view of crime in the United States, people in criminal gangs are often motivated by financial gain, are pulled into lives of crime due to poverty or poor education, or join the gangs for a sense of belonging.
Bunker noted that while this conventional understanding of gangs and organized crime may still be largely accurate in the United States, it cannot be used to understand Mexican cartels or related Latin American gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street.
These groups, he said, “are evolving into something much more dangerous that blurs our understanding of criminal activity and warfare.” He said they have become “challengers to the state” and have carved out their own territories in many countries where they can act with impunity.
The creation of new religions only adds to the severity of the threat. He said the groups’ criminality is “no longer just secular,” since they have added a new spiritual component to their actions, and they are now spreading these new ideologies among the general population—creating warped, “criminalized” societies.
Bunker noted that Americans and Europeans often see the world through “utilitarian, rationalistic, liberal democratic and secular colored lenses,” and these “perceptual biases” often prevent them from seeing that some groups may have perceptions completely different from their own.
“This is why—as a nation—the U.S. falls into recurrent traps of our own making,” he said, noting the U.S. attempts at nation-building in countries like Afghanistan that have often overlooked the tribal and factional cultures in those countries and their illicit markets in opium production.
The same has applied to other areas, including with drug cartels and terrorist groups. He said this perceptual bias has prevented many in the United States from being able to understand that “some people, such as members of a specific cartel or a terrorist group, may kill for sport and pleasure—as in the case of Los Zetas—or truly believe that they are doing god’s work while beheading someone, as in the case of Islamic State adherents.”




Illegal Alien Who Allegedly Killed Woman is Free in Mexico, Says Husband

by JOHN BINDER18 Aug 2017Las Vegas, NV143
The man who allegedly killed a woman in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now walking free in Mexico after being released by federal immigration officials, according to the victim’s husband.
Billy and Kathy Dolan were married for 30 years when one day, the man received a message from the local coroner’s office that his wife had been killed in a car accident, according to FOX 5 News.
“We were both stopped at a red light and I looked over at her and thought ‘There she is,’” Dolan told FOX 5. “I don’t usually stare, but this time I did, and the car behind me actually honked because the light turned green. Was this God telling me this is the last time I was going to see her alive.”
Police told Dolan that his wife had been struck by 30-year-old illegal alien Alfredo Vazquez-Orozco as he was allegedly drunk-driving at a high speed. The GoFundMe page for Kathy’s funeral donations say she was “on her way for a kidney dialysis treatment on the west side of Las Vegas.”
“Kathy always went early so she would have the rest of her day to recover, be with her husband Billy, and her beloved cats,” the page states.
Following the crash, the illegal alien was charged with a DUI for the death of Kathy and drug possession. According to Dolan, the man did not remain in police custody long before he was released to Mexico:
He said no one has been keeping him in the loop about what is going on with his wife’s case so he called the District Attorney’s office to ask. That’s when he was told that Vazquez-Orozco was a free man in Mexico.
“They walked him to the border and just let him go,” Billy said.
Dolan is now looking to hire a legal help to find his wife’s alleged killer in Mexico, saying without justice for his wife, he struggles to live day-to-day.
“When I wake up, I think about her, I kiss her, I hold her, this is all I have,” Dolan told FOX 5.
John Binder is a reporter for BTwitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

Fortunately, at least we know she won’t be pardoning anyone who was convicted of a crime! So we got that going for us. Which is nice.