October 25, 2018

Under-reported Stories Catch-up (102518)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 7:24 am

Here’s today’s roundup of stories from earlier this month which haven’t gotten the attention they deserve, all of which should be considered relevant to voters’ decisions as to which candidates — and which party’s candidates — they should support at the polls during this election cycle.

I have to limit myself to three this morning. Here goes:

Just a “local story” about a practice likely to spread — “The Minneapolis Police Department is furious that Mayor Jacob Frey has ordered city workers to start posting signs in police cars informing illegal aliens how to get away with breaking immigration laws.”

Another gem from the Democrats’ Arizona U.S. Senate candidate, Kyrsten Sinema — “‘I Don’t Care’ If People Go To Fight For Taliban Against US.”

Genuine compassion in action — “Trump signs ‘right-to-try’ allowing gravely ill patients to bypass FDA for experimental medicines.” The FDA’s defenders, predominantly leaning left, and who like to claim they have a monopoly on compassion, have long opposed workarounds, even for the gravely ill.

Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (102518)

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: Arrest warrant issued for alleged killer of Saint Oscar Romero

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From San Salvador, El Salvador:

Oct 24, 2018 / 04:00 pm

A court in San Salvador issued an arrest warrant for the man suspected of the March 24, 1980 killing of Saint Oscar Romero, who was canonized this month by Pope Francis.

The suspect is Álvaro Rafael Saravia, a 78 year old former army officer.

Charges against Saravia were dismissed in 1993 after an amnesty law prohibited criminal trials related to the country’s civil war.

In 2017, however, Judge Rigoberto Chicas reopened the case, after the amnesty law was rescinded.

Now the National Police and Interpol are charged with finding the former soldier so he can be tried for aggravated homicide.

No one else has been charged in connection with Romero’s death.

Romero was shot while he celebrated Mass at a hospital chapel, amid the civil war between leftists guerrillas and the right-wing government that left about 75,000 dead between 1980 and 1992.

Go here for the rest of the story.