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TX Attorney General’s Office Assisted U.S. Marshals Roundup Of 38 Violent Fugitives

.jpg photo of TX Attorney General LogoOperation ‘Wash Out’ Results in 38 Arrested for Gang-Related Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2021

AUSTIN, TX  –  The Office of the Attorney General assisted in an operation that resulted in the arrest of 38 fugitives wanted for gang-related offenses.

In Bexar County, the Austin Fugitive Apprehension Unit assisted the United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force’s warrant initiative, named Operation Wash Out, from September 20-27.

These efforts focused on members of the most violent gangs in the greater San Antonio metropolitan area. As a result of this warrant initiative, the following were arrested – including one of Texas’s Top 10 Most Wanted:

  • Moses Calderon – Parole Violation for Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Assault Bodily Injury.  Member of Hermanos Pistoleros Gang.  Texas Top 10 Most Wanted.
  • Steven Acevedo – Assault Family Violence. Member of Tango Orejon Gang.
  • Samantha Acosta –Possession of Controlled Substance.
  • John Anthony Arroyo – Probation Violation for Smuggling Aliens and Stolen Vehicle.
  • Ruben Benavides – Parole Violation for Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant and 2 counts of Assault Bodily Injury.  Member of Klik Gang.
  • Nicholas Blanco – Racketeering and Murder.
  • Ricky Ohara Coleman – Parole Violation for Assault Bodily Injury Family Violence. Member of Wheatley Court Gang.
  • Jonathan Duque – Assault Family Violence.
  • Brenna Farley – 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.
  • Rogelio Gloria Flores – Probation Violation for Manufacturing/Delivery of Cocaine. Mexican Mafia Gang Member.
  • Arturo Garza, Jr. – Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. Member of Texas Mexican Mafia Gang.
  • Ceasar Andrew Gomez – Probation Violation for Amphetamine Possession. Texas Syndicate Gang Member.
  • Adrian Michael Gonzales – Assault Family Violence Strangulation.
  • Monte Joseph Govan – Parole Violation for Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Restraint and Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.
  • Lane Everett Grinage – Felon in Possession of Firearm.
  • David Anthony Hernandez – Probation Violation for Dangerous Drugs and Probation Violation for Smuggling.
  • Larry Guerrero Hernandez – Parole Violation for Unauthorized Use of Vehicle and Assault Bodily Injury. Member of Mexican Mafia Gang.
  • Linda Flor Ibarra – Aggravated Robbery.
  • Rolando Lopez – Probation Violation for Smuggling Aliens. Taiza Gang Member.
  • Rene Arnold Martinez – Tampering with Evidence and Assault Family Violence. Member of Texas Mexican Mafia Gang.
  • Rafael Resendez – Possession of Controlled Substance.
  • Nathaniel Xavier Ramirez – Probation Revocation for Evading Arrest and Detention with Vehicle.  Member of West Side Varrios Gang.
  • Humberto Ramos – Possession of Dangerous Drugs.  Member of Hermanos Pistoleros Gang.
  • Michael Roberson – Parole Violation for Possession with Intent to Deliver and Failure to Appear regarding a 2nd DWI.  Member of the Bloods Gang.
  • Ruben Rocha – Assault Public Servant.
  • Marc Andrew Rodriguez – Assault Family Violence.  Member of Tango Orejon Gang.
  • Guzman Carrizales Sambrano – Parole Violation for Homicide and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penal Institution.
  • Jeremiah Sambrano – Failure to Appear Assault and Escape from Custody.
  • Spurgeon Williams – Probation Violation for Cocaine.  Member of East Terrace Crips Gang.
  • Matthew Alexander Woosley – Felon in Possession of Firearm.  Member of Tango Orejon Gang.
  • Tyson William Yetts – Parole Violation for Assault Family Member.
  • David Zepeda – Parole Violation for Murder.  Member of Mexican Mafia Gang.

Unconstitutional And Illegal Vaccine Mandate

.jpg photo of american family association logoThere is no American monarchy

Abraham Hamilton III has written an excellent article regarding President Biden’s unconstitutional and illegal vaccine mandate.  It clearly outlines why American is not a monarchy and will not abide a dictatorship.

I strongly encourage you to read Abraham’s article below.

Abraham Hamilton III is general counsel for American Family Association and host of the daily radio program “The Hamilton Corner” on American Family Radio.

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

THERE IS NO AMERICAN MONARCHY

On September 8, 2021, Politico published an article titled “The Surprisingly Strong Supreme Court Precedent Supporting Vaccine Mandates.”  In it, the author works feverishly to project the argument that the 1905 United States Supreme Court decision against Lutheran minister Henning Jacobson and in favor of the state of Massachusetts’ compulsory vaccination mandate (concerning smallpox) provides the legal footing necessary to uphold…wait for it…a U.S. governmental COVID-19 injection mandate.

Then, almost on cue, on September 9, 2021, the J. Robinette B. Administration announced “Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates for 100 million Americans.”  Gasp!  How was Politico so prescient?  They just so happened to release their article on vaccine mandates the day before Mr. Biden announced an injection mandate.  They weren’t trying to lay the social groundwork for the White House’s executive action, were they?

We do not yet have the formal publication of the executive action.  However, according to reports (including the AP News story cited above), the federal action mandates “that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly.”  This will affect about 80 million Americans.  And,

“The roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also will have to be fully vaccinated.”

The mandate also requires “vaccination for executive branch employees and contractors who do business with the federal government—with no option to test out.”  This includes several million more workers.  Finally,

“The requirement for large companies to mandate vaccinations or weekly testing for employees will be enacted through a forthcoming rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that carries penalties of $14,000 per violation.”

In the midst of all of this, AP News reported,

“Biden’s order for executive branch workers and contractors includes exceptions for workers seeking religious or medical exemptions from vaccination, according to press secretary Jen Psaki” (in the link cited above).

Yet, in addition to this newly announced intrusion upon the private employment sector, separately,

“[T]he Department of Health and Human Services will require vaccinations in Head Start Programs, as well as schools run by the Department of Defense and Bureau of Indian Education, affecting about 300,000 employees.”

Having said all of that, every ounce of this proposed executive action is illegal and unconstitutional.  The United States of America is a constitutional republic with representative democratic features.  Our Constitution separates power within the federal government.  In our federal executive branch, we have a president.  Not a king!  In our republican form of government, as expressed in Article IV, Section 4 of our U.S. Constitution, we enjoy the benefit of separate sovereignty.  The bulk of emergency power in our nation rests in state governmentNot in the U.S. executive branch.  A president’s role and powers are different than those charged with state governance. Article 2 of our U.S. Constitution sets the parameter, the limits, for executive power. Nowhere in it will you find any authority whatsoever for the J. Robinette B. Administration to compel private companies to force their staffs to inject their bodies with anything or to test them.  Period.

Interestingly, when you read the Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905) opinion Politico cited, you find that the opinion doesn’t support the unconstitutional authoritarian overreach proposed by the White House.  In Jacobson, the Court ruled that it is within the police power of a State to enact a compulsory vaccination law.  And it is for the legislature, and not for the courts, to determine in the first instance whether vaccination is or is not the best mode for the prevention of smallpox and the protection of the public health.  “The State” in Jacobson was the state of Massachusetts.  “The legislature” was the Massachusetts state legislature.  The federal executive branch has no legal authority to do this.  The opinion Politico tried to pass off as legal authority for a national injection mandate is clearly distinguishable from and cuts directly against what the Biden administration is trying to force on the American people.

More specifically, they seek to shove it into our bodies without our consent.  OSHA has no more authority to do this than did the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue an eviction moratorium.  This is why the U.S. Supreme Court struck that down too.  Which, Mr. Biden knew but sought to expand anyway, even after the Court rebuked him.  That should give you an indication of his respect, or lack thereof, for the rule of law.

We should also mention Mr. Biden’s injection mandate does not comport with the science presented in the Jacobson case.  The Jacobson Court observed that the vaccination against smallpox at issue in 1905 was promulgated to “prevent the spread of smallpox.” (Jacobson p. 31).  Many well-intentioned people may hope that currently available injections help “slow the spread” of SARS-CoV-2.  But, no one today, at least not anymore, attempts to credibly assert that the various injections prevent infection with or the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.  I recently had Dr. Christina Parks on my radio program to discuss this very thing.  You can find that program here.

She earned her Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. She did her graduate research in the field of cytokine signaling.  Cytokines are the chemicals the immune system uses to communicate.  During the interview, Dr. Parks referred to a study that indicated that all of the proposed injections were designed for the initial strand of SARS-CoV-2, which for all practical purposes, is no longer present.  There were not designed for the Delta Variant (or any other variants).  Recent studies, indicate that people who’ve developed natural immunity due to having had COVID-19 previously (the disease produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus) who also receive the injection may be susceptible to greater health risk.  The combined effect of natural immunity plus the injection may be far worse than COVID-19 itself.  Dr. Parks testified about this before the Michigan state legislature.

The reality that the injections do not prevent infection or transmission of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be reflected in recent activity by the CDC.  On August 23, 2021, Pfizer received FDA approval for its Biontech injection.  On September 1, 2021, the CDC changed its definition for vaccination.  It now defines vaccination as “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.”  Congressman Thomas Massie of Kentucky pointed out that the CDC previously defined vaccination as “Injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease” up until 2015. From 2015 to September 1, 2021, the CDC defined vaccination as “The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease. The CDC’s vaccination definition evolved from “prevention” to “immunity,” and now to mere “protection.”  The CDC seems to have confirmed what Dr. Parks told me (and a few of my “Corner” friends) and tacitly admitted that the injections do not prevent infection or transmission.

The national injection mandate seems to also be anti-science.  Studies like this one from Israel specifically compared the potency and durability of natural immunity to purported injection immunity.  The authors wrote that their study demonstrated “natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant” than does the two-dose Pfizer injection (the only one with FDA approval to date).  In light of this fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci (“The boy from Brooklyn”) was specifically asked during a recent CNN appearance why Americans with natural immunity would need injections.  His response: I don’t have “a really firm answer” on that.  Seriously?  This from the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases?  If this is so, is science driving the J. Robinette B. Administration to implement a national injection mandate, or is something else dictating this decision?

Whatever the answer, this national mandate is a no-go.  It is unconstitutional.  It’s not supported jurisprudentially.  And, it does not follow the available science.  The United States of America is a constitutional republic.  We are not a monarchy and we will not abide a dictatorship.  The current administration seems to require a reminder of that fact. This abuse of executive power may be just the thing to provoke that reminder.

THE HAMILTON CORNER – Tuesday, September 28, 2021
She’s back.  Dr. Christina Parks is back in “The Corner” to discuss her concerns with this novel technology being used for vaccination.

Is There No Justice For Abused, Trafficked Children Now

.jpg photo of justiceMistrial declared in case against Backpage.com founders

PHOENIX, AZ  –  A federal judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case involving prostitution and money laundering charges against founders of the classified site Backpage.com, noting that none of the defendants have been charged with child sex trafficking, despite it being mentioned several times by prosecutors during the trial.

Judge Susan Brnovich for the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona said that repeated references to child sex trafficking by both prosecutors and witnesses brought by the government “is something that I can’t overlook and will not overlook,” according to The Associated Press.

Brnovich had said before the start of the trial that while she would permit evidence indicating that individuals were trafficked on the website, prosecutors could not focus on specific details of alleged abuse.

“It seemed the government abused that leeway,” she said, adding that lingering on details of abuse brings a “whole new emotional response from people,” potentially impacting the integrity of the trial.

Former Backpage.com owners Michael Lacey and James Larkin, as well as four other company employees, have been accused by federal prosecutors of intentionally selling ads for sex on the website.

While prosecutors have said that many of the victims of the alleged sex trafficking were children, child sex trafficking is not among the charges facing the former employees.

All six of the defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges of facilitating prostitution, and four of them, including Lacey and Larkin, have also pleaded not guilty to money laundering.

Prosecutors have argued that Backpage generated roughly $500 million from the alleged prostitution scheme between the time it was first launched in 2004 and when it was shut down by the federal government in 2018, according to the AP.

Lacey and Larkin, who founded the Phoenix New Times and held ownerships in other weekly news outlets, have maintained that they did not allow ads for sex, and claimed that they attempted to use various tools to remove the allegedly unauthorized ads that appeared on their site.

The news agency reported that Brnovich has set a new trial date for Oct. 5.

In April 2018, Backpage pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges in Texas, and then-CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in California.

Months later, Dan Hyer, the sales director for the website, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, admitting that he was involved in a scheme to give free advertising to sex workers in an attempt to keep them away from competitor platforms.

Say No To Radical That Shame Listed Religious Freedom

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Tell Senators to say NO to this radical!

Tell Senators to stop Biden’s nomination of LGBTQ activist to Dept. of Education

The U.S. Senate will be considering President Joe Biden’s appointment of Catherine Lhamon as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.

Lhamon served in this same position in the Obama Administration where she helped co-author the “Dear Colleague” letter (also known as the ” “) that instructed all public schools in America to allow transgender students, or biological males perceiving/identifying themselves to be female, to use the girls’ restroom and locker room.  The letter sought to force public schools to implement Obama’s sexual deviancy bathroom policy or lose federal funding for failure to implement the radical agenda.

Send an email now to your U.S. Senators urging them to vote against the nomination of Catherine Lhamon as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Civil Rights.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Lhamon also follows the ideological pathway that places a sexual deviancy agenda above and against religious liberty.  While she served in the Obama Administration’s Department of Education, the agency published a “shame list” of faith-based colleges and universities requesting a waiver from the administration’s radical “bathroom letter.”

These schools were seeking 1st Amendment religious liberty protections to prevent them from being forced by the federal government to violate their religious beliefs.  Regardless, Lhamon said the Department of Education would “vigorously enforce Title IX’s prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity, in every applicable school.”

Contact and urge your Senators to oppose Catherine Lhamon’s nomination.

TAKE ACTION NOW

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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SCOTUS Upholds Texas Pro-Life Law

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Major Pro-Life Victory: Supreme Court upholds Texas law stopping abortions

A baby’s heartbeat can be detected by transvaginal ultrasound as early as 3 to 4 weeks after conception, or 5 to 6 weeks after the first day of the last menstrual period. This early embryonic heartbeat is fast, often about 160-180 beats per minutes, twice as fast as us adults’!
Robert StrongBow

The United States Supreme Court has ruled on a life-giving decision that will potentially save thousands of unborn babies in Texas.

By a 5-4 vote, the Court said Texas’ law prohibiting abortions once a medical professional detects a heartbeat will stand.  Read the full story from American Family News here.

Advocates for killing babies had filed an emergency appeal asking the Court to block enforcement of the law that went into effect yesterday.  Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the liberal members of the Court to keep abortions going in Texas.

The law, SB8, was passed by the Texas legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on May 19.

This is a huge day for the pro-life movement and I ask you to join me in thanking God for this wonderful victory.

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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