February 17, 2018

Laura Ingraham: ‘Shame on You, California,’ As Sanctuary State Defiance Endangers Lives

In the final Friday segment of The Ingraham Angle, Fox News’s Laura Ingraham focused much-needed attention on the public safety impact of California’s refusal to cooperate with ICE’s attempts to deport predominantly criminal illegal aliens in that state. Leveraging a Department of Homeland Security press release identifying the dangers the sanctuary state’s policies have created when ICE agents try to do their jobs, Ingraham declared: “Shame on you, California. People could die or be injured because you refuse to cooperate.”

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Minneapolis TV Station’s Reporters Puzzled by More Guns, Less Crime in the Gopher State

Thursday, Minneapolis station WCCO reported on guns and crime in Minnesota. Anchor Frank Vascellaro’s introduction: “More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains low.” Imagine that.

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (021718)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: A football coach who shielded students from the Florida shooter died as he lived — by putting himself second

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Parkland, Florida:

Updated 2008 GMT (0408 HKT) February 15, 2018

Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

It would become perhaps the final act undertaken by the assistant coach and security guard, who suffered a gunshot wound and died after he was rushed into surgery, according to the school’s football program and its spokeswoman, Denise Lehtio.

“He died the same way he lived — he put himself second,” Lehtio said. “He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero.”

Feis was among 17 people killed when a former student armed with a rifle opened fired on campus, unleashing a massacre that stands among the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.

Colton Haab, a 17-year-old junior and football player who was close with Feis, said he heard the coach shielded three girls from gunfire.

“That’s Coach Feis,” Haab said, describing the educator as selfless, approachable and friendly. …

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