June 18, 2018

Press Found Unaccompanied Children Released to Human Traffickers in Jan. 2016, Did No WH Follow-up

The press has gone into hyperbolic overdrive criticizing the Trump administration for separating families caught illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. They clearly want the public, against all evidence, to believe that questionable treatment of illegal-immigrant children and their families only began after Donald Trump took office last year. But in January 2016, the Associated Press, the Washington Post, and a Senate committee issued lengthy reports about unaccompanied children who were released to human traffickers. White House reporters, particularly at AP, utterly failed to push the Obama administration over how this was allowed to happen.


Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (061818)

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: Couple shoots 3 would-be robbers outside DeKalb grocery store, police say

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From DeKalb County, Georgia (video at link; HT Twitchy):

Updated: Jun 15, 2018 – 11:14 PM

Crime scene tape remained up late into the night Friday at the scene of a shopping center shooting.

Three would-be robbers are in the hospital after the couple they targeted pulled a gun and fought back.

“It was chaos,” a witness told Channel 2’s Carl Willis. “I saw the guy was shot. I saw him on the floor, shot.”

The witness told Willis she came close to being caught right in the middle of a shootout herself.

“I remember I forgot something, so I went back to the store and I heard shots,” the witness said. “I just missed it.”

Investigators said three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot.

“We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that was intended to happen at that time, whether it was a robbery or a carjacking, we really don’t know right now,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department.

But that group didn’t count on the would-be victims being armed.

There was an exchange of gunfire, but police said all three of those who were shot were the alleged suspects.

One was checked into a hospital for help. The two others were found on scene.

“(The suspect) was conscious, but there was a lot of blood. There was a trail of blood. He must have dragged himself into Kroger,” the witness told Willis.

Go here for the rest of the story.

Rob Reiner: Unhinged Resistance Is Fine, Just Don’t Be Profane About It

In an interview posted on Wednesday, Hollywood Director Rob Reiner criticized Robert De Niro’s profane, F-bomb Tony Awards speech aimed at President Donald Trump because such antics end up “helping Trump.” (He didn’t mention that the crowd’s gleeful applause and Hollywood elitists’ support on social media for De Niro’s rant contributed mightily to “helping Trump.”) On Howard Kurtz’s Sunday Media Buzz show, Reiner demonstrated his obvious belief that any other direct or indirect criticism of Trump, no matter how unhinged or utterly divorced from reality — a long as it contains no profanity — is just fine.