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Bracing for ICE Raids, Mayor Garcetti & LA’s Police Chief Assure Illegal Immigrants: ‘We Will Not Enforce Immigration Laws’

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[Screenshot from Mayor Eric Garcetti, https://twitter.com/MayorOfLA/status/1150138702233911296?]

 

On Sunday, I covered New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement that the Big Apple belongs, in part, to all those in the country illegally (here).

The remark was made in defiance of national security law protecting the border, as ICE raids begin against — specifically — those court-ordered to self-deport who haven’t done so.

In the same spirit, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped up the protest plate Saturday night.

Raids had been set for Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Denver, New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, New Orleans, Houston, and Los Angeles.

In a video released by the mayor, assurances were made:

“Rest assured: Here in Los Angeles, we are not coordinating with ICE.”

In the clip posted to Twitter, Eric noted the purported plans of the U.S. government:

“We’ve all heard reports that the Trump administration is threatening to round up and deport thousands of immigrant families in cities across America this weekend.”

In light of the fact, he offered advice to those hiding out:

“No matter their immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know their rights and how to exercise them. Remember: You have the right to remain silent. You don’t have to open your door to an ICE agent that doesn’t have a warrant signed by a judge. You have the right to speak to a lawyer before signing any documents or speaking to law enforcement. And if you need help finding an attorney, you can call 311 and learn more about our Justice Fund and other resources that offer legal support. And whenever possible, keep a record of everything that happens. Take note of an officer’s name and badge number, of when and where you are being questioned, so you can use that information in your own defense.”

Up with advice, down with ICE:

“And most importantly, I want you to know: You do not need to be afraid. Your city is on your side. And rest assured: Here in Los Angeles, we are not coordinating with ICE.”

Eric stood beside LA Police Chief Michel Moore, who added his own refusal to cooperate with the government:

“We will not enforce immigration laws that are civil in nature and fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government. … Everything we do is focused on what’s best for the security and safety of all Angelenos, and consistent with our commitment to constitutional policing and deepening our community partnerships. Simply put, we are here to protect and serve all the people of Los Angeles, regardless of their immigration status.”

Eric and Michel have a unique way of addressing situations. In light of the city’s horrific homeless problem, Michel recently served up his version of a solution: Cancel all bench warrants for homeless people (here).

No word on how many times one has to defecate on the sidewalk in order to qualify as homeless and therefore receive the prize of removed warrants. But why take a chance? I say give it 4 or 5, at least.

#Piles4Pardons.

Independent thinkers, indeed.

Enjoy the video above.

-ALEX

 

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President Trump Wins A Victory Over Sanctuary Cities in the Ninth Circuit

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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Will wonders never cease.

One of the most dysfunctional elements in our notoriously dysfunctional immigration system is the ability of municipalities to declare themselves “sanctuary cities.” In essence, this means that cities refuse to cooperate with efforts by ICE to apprehend and deport illegal aliens, even criminals, because OrangeManBad. While I think that this is patently illegal and folks should be indicted for this–name another federal law enforcement issue where anyone puts up with this bullsh**, is there a sanctuary city for automatic weapons?–my bottom line opinion is that if the citizens of those cities want to live in a Third World sh** hole overrun by a criminal population, then they should be allowed to vote to make that happen. Where my line is drawn is when these goons demand that the federal government take my money to support their effort. That was the issue in a case called City of Los Angeles vs. William Barr that was decided yesterday in the Ninth Circuit.

The Justice Department awards several billion dollars in grants each year targeted towards particular outcomes. One of the major ones is via Community Oriented Policing Services. The process works like this. A municipality submits a grant proposal. DOJ scores the grant against criteria published in the grant application. The scores are rank ordered. Projects are funded in rank order until funds are exhausted.

In 2017, Los Angeles applied for a grant, it had received money in just about every year since the program started and thought it was a gimme. In the 2017 application, one of the items scored by DOJ was cooperation with immigration enforcement. Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, got a big, fat goose egg in that area. That loss of points placed LA below the cut line. So they did what any other leftist does when they lose, they went to a friendly judge and filed a lawsuit. And, because this was California, the judge in the case (a Lyndon B. Freakin Johnson appointee) decided that he was Galactic Commander.

A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction on the feds’ actions.

Los Angeles officials called the injunction a “complete victory” and a “dagger” in the Trump administration’s tactics to use federal funding as a weapon against cities that do not comply with its immigration policies.

The city says it was denied federal funding for community policing programs because it refuses to let ICE agents into jails to ask detainees about their immigration status. It sued the Justice Department this past September seeking an injunction.

In its complaint, Los Angeles said the Justice Department withheld two grants and called the conditions unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real ruled the federal government’s conditions violate the General Welfare Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the state’s rule-making procedures.

Real also granted the nationwide injunction, which blocks the federal government from putting conditions on Justice Department grants and other funds.

This is obvious nonsense. No one has a right to a grant. Moreover, no one has a right to a grant from the Justice Department when it refuses to enforce US law. This judge, in essence, ruled that a grantor agency has zero authority to decide the criteria for awarding grants.

The administration appealed. The ruling came down yesterday.

A federal appeals court on Friday gave President Trump a rare legal victory in his efforts to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, upholding the Justice Department’s decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.

The 2-to-1 opinion overturned a nationwide injunction issued last year by a federal judge in Los Angeles. The appeals court said awarding extra points in the application process to cities that cooperate was consistent with the goals of the grant program created by Congress.

“The Department is pleased that the Court recognized the lawful authority of the Administration to provide favorable treatment when awarding discretionary law-enforcement grants to jurisdictions that assist in enforcing federal immigration laws,” the Justice Department said in an emailed statement.

The judges in the majority were both Bush appointees, the dissent was a Clinton appointee, for those of you keeping score and believe that Chief Justice Roberts was huffing Lysol when he claimed “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”

The great thing about this decision, in addition to merely being sane and coming from the Ninth Circuit, is that it lays out a clear road map for the Trump Administration to begin choking off the flow of federal cash to municipalities that are at war with the nation’s immigration policy. You can nearly bet that the 2019 round of grants will be full of these conditions.

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Fed Up with Officials’ Failure to Address the Homeless Crisis, Some LA Businesses Are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

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As I’ve covered previously, Los Angeles has a big problem with homelessness.

Eric Garcetti’s idea of a solution: Apparently, nothing that works (here and here).

The police chief’s idea of a solution: Forgiving their warrants (here). I’m not joking.

And business owners are fed up with the substitution for solutions that work of ones that are stupid.

Therefore, they’re taking matters into their own hands.

As reported by the L.A. Times, there are currently about 60,000 people living on the streets of LA county — and the group fattened their numbers within the city limits to the tune of 16 percent over the past year.

That presents a problem: As it turns out, a buncha stinky people sleeping around a doorway doesn’t always encourage business.

Such is the case with the Hungarian Cultural Alliance — a business owned by Peter Mozgo and his wife, attorney Maria Janossy.

The couple told Fox & Friends that, in order to force the folks to find a cozy cement bed elsewhere, they anchored around 140 lager planters around their establishment.

Maria explained:

“A lot of our Hungarian expats were afraid to even drive into the streets. We decided after knocking on so many doors to try to get this resolved with the city, that we would just take matters into our hands.”

Peter noted other businesses doing the same, as the citizenry attempts to fight what the government is supposed to prevent.

Maria doesn’t understand why city officials are tolerating the problem. She and Peter are immigrants; isn’t America supposed to be freakin’ rich?

“[We] don’t understand how a rich country like the U.S., and especially California, cannot take care of this problem.”

And Peter thinks Eric is full of it:

“You see the street is getting more and more trash. I always hear from Eric Garcetti ‘we’re gonna take care of it, we’re going to remove the trash and keep our city clean.’ But not very much is happening, there is no improvement.”

Moreover, he pointed out that the city doesn’t enforce laws that require tents to be taken down each morning.

Peter and Maria aren’t alone in their frustration — a petition’s been started to recall Garcetti (here and here).

But the Hungarian pair had better watch out for the woke: A San Fran restaurant recently placed a rock outside their joint. Pro-homeless activists accused them of taking away a bed (here).

Yes, this is where we are.

And it’s a severely goofy place to be.

-ALEX

 

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LA Police Chief: In an Effort to Fight the City’s Homeless Crisis, Warrants for Homeless People Will Be Canceled

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A city worker uses a power washer to clean the sidewalk by a tent city along Division Street Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. Homeless people have until the end of Friday to vacate a rambling tent city along a busy San Francisco street declared a health hazard by city officials earlier this week. The mayor’s office says about 40 tents remain, down from a high of 140 tents this winter. The tents have lined both sides of a street under a freeway overpass for months, drawing complaints from residents and businesses. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

 

 

At present time, tons and tons of people are sleeping on LA’s sidewalks and defecating in public.

What’s the solution?

In part, it’s to give them a break concerning warrants for their arrest.

So thinks LA Police Chief Michel Moore, who Wednesday told The Associated Press it’s part of the cure for a major malady of the humanitarian kind:

“This is a humanitarian crisis of our generation. This matches any other calamity that this city or this region or this country has seen. It is, I believe, a social emergency.”

He’s not wrong about it being an emergency; but it’s a problem the city itself created: Allowance is encouragement.

And now, as asserted by Victor Hansen Davis, California is the country’s first Third World state.

Nicely done.

Like a delicious hotcake, in some sectors — notably San Francisco — the Golden State has become golden brown. Just fancy a look at the city’s Poop Map (here). Breakfast, anyone?

Is Michel further feeding the problem by forgiving warrants? What does that accomplish?

As for stats, take a ganders, as reported by the AP:

Homelessness rose 16% in LA over the past year , to more than 36,000 people, according to a June report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Across LA County, the count increased 12%, to nearly 59,000 people.

California’s homeless crisis came under fire this month after President Donald Trump threatened to intervene and “get that whole thing cleaned up.”

“They can’t be looking at scenes like you see in Los Angeles and San Francisco,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti responded that he would welcome federal involvement to solve the issue.

Garcetti’s an interesting player in the plot of people plopping on public property: There’s currently a petition for a recall to send him’ packin’ (see here).

The leader of that brigade recently sent an S.O.S. message to Trump (here).

Indeed, as voiced to Tucker Carlson, Los Angeles activist Alexandra Datig doesn’t think much of Eric:

“I think we are living in third world conditions that are a threat to public health here in Los Angeles, and we have a mayor who is completely ignorant of that and he is an abysmal failure. … We have this position in the city of Los Angeles where our leaders seem to think that it’s okay to leave people on the street to die, just whistling past the graveyard. We have had over 3600 people dying on the streets of Los Angeles in the past five years.”

Police Chief Michel’s plan — which has been in the works since he assumed his post last year — is to eliminate all bench warrants for offenses such as drinking in public, blocking a sidewalk, and failure to appear in court.

So…permissiveness exacerbated the problem, and now permissiveness will help fix it, it seems.

Whatever the case, Michel needs to wipe clean the docket:

“We have hundreds of thousands of bench warrants that haven’t been served in years. We need to clear the docket.”

And anyway, he prefers “outreach”:

“Where’s our outreach workers, where’s our mental health workers?. I would love to see outreach workers wearing a vest. I would love for the public to be able to drive up and down the street and see outreach workers readily identifiable conducting outreach and engagement to people experiencing homelessness.”

Apparently, if you’ve committed public drunkenness, you’re in trouble. But if you’ve done so and then taken a slam by the curb, the government’s willing to forgive and forget.

And that’s called California.

-ALEX

 

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Austin Mayor Seeks Help On Homeless Problem by Going to California Leaders Who Specialize In Creating It

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You don’t go to a practicing drug addict to seek advice on how to stay clean or ask a corrupt mechanic on what kind of work your car needs, but Austin Mayor Steve Adler is going to do just that, or at least something similar.

Austin’s homeless problem has taken a turn for the worst, especially after the Texas capitol passed ordinance that allowed homeless people to set up camp on city streets so long as they’re not blocking walkways. The problem proceeded to spiral out of control, even managing to anger Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has expressed his intention to bring the power of Texas against Adler’s office in order to kill the ordinance.

In the meantime, Adler is giving interviews that attempt to put his new homeless laws in a positive light. To say these interviews are unconvincing is an understatement, especially with all the problems he has to admit it’s bringing with it.

According to Fox 7, the mayor is looking to get some insight on the problem and planning a trip to California in order to seek advice from city leaders in that state on how to handle the homeless problem currently plaguing his city.

If I went to a prostitute to seek guidance on abstinence, I’m not sure you’d be able to label it as “wise.”

It should be noted that Los Angeles is one of the examples of how to handle a homeless problem in the country. As the LA Times reported in February of last year, the homeless problem in that city has shot up 75 percent in the last six years, and even acknowledges that the problem became worse when Democrats took over leadership with a super-majority.

“The problem has only gotten worse since Mayor Eric Garcetti took office in 2013 and a liberal Democratic supermajority emerged in 2016 on the county Board of Supervisors,” reported the LA Times.

The Times noted just how bad the numbers are:

Tent cities stretch from the Antelope Valley desert to the Santa Monica coast, with stopovers in unlikely communities — even Bel-Air, where a homeless cooking fire was implicated in December’s Skirball fire.

During an October hygiene survey, county public health officials identified 222 encampments, including 50 with 30 or more people living in them. These ragtag outposts have altered the basic terms of urban life.

People in Koreatown step outside their fancy condos to find tents, rotting food and human feces at their doorsteps. Buses and trains have become de facto shelters, and thousands of people sleep in fear and degradation.

Officials and philanthropic groups have been housing more homeless people than ever before — 26,000 between 2014 and 2017. But L.A. has a severe housing shortage, and city and county homeless programs have been slow to start and too limited to absorb the waves of people forced into the streets.

The problem is so horrible in cities controlled by Democrats that it got President Donald Trump’s attention at the beginning of July. During an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, the problem came up.

“It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago,” Trump noted. “It’s disgraceful. I’m going to maybe – I am looking at it very seriously.”

Disease, drugs, and trash continue to mount, yet Democrat leaders continue to try to downplay the problem, and even blame it on something other than their policies that encourage homelessness much like the kind being passed in Austin and San Francisco.

Yet, this is where Mayor Adler wants to go to get advice on how to deal with the problem currently spiraling out of control in the heart of one of the most successful states in the nation. This is backward thinking, and hopefully Abbott will step in to stop Democrats from allowing this to rage out of control soon.

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Los Angeles Activist & Head of the Mayoral Recall Effort Petitions President Trump: ‘Help Our City. Our Citizens Are Dying’

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[Screenshot from Alexandra Datig, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzhmkXJNhPQ]

 

I once suggested in an online forum that Los Angeles wasn’t doing well. Immediately, a couple Angelenos attacked me. They touted the superiority of the city’s roads, etc. When I posted links supporting the facts, they essentially told me to get the !#?@ out of the forum.

But perhaps one West Coaster who would’ve agreed with me is Alexandra Datig, a local activist.

In fact, she fears the city’s fall a might more than I — she’s created an S.O.S. video for President Trump, imploring, “Please, President Trump, we are calling on you: Help our city. Our citizens are dying; they will continue to die.”

Her presentation begins thusly:

“Message to the President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. Urgent Call for Federal Intervention. Due to the state of emergency caused by homelessness in Los Angeles California.”

I’ve covered Alexandra before: She’s the one heading up a mayoral recall on Eric Garcetti.

In June, she told City News Service Cali was “in a state of emergency.”

For more on that — as well as my personal account of homelessness in downtown L.A. — see here.



Back to Alexandra’s sounding of the alarm to the White House, here’s her message for the Commander-in-Chief:

“[I] am calling on the President of the United States to intervene in Los Angeles due to the state of emergency created by its homeless crisis. In the county of Los Angeles, we have more than 59,000 people homeless. We have more than 36,300 people homeless in the city of Los Angeles, and we have more than 16,000 people living in his or her cars. We have more than 3,000 homeless veterans. Veteran homelessness was supposed to be ended by the year 2015 according to our mayor.

“This has not happened.”

Then she fingers Eric:

“We have had a 75% increase in homelessness in the past six years under the leadership of our mayor, Eric Garcetti. Our leaders, here in this city, have lost heart and cannot deal with the crisis at hand. Our police officers are getting sick; our social workers are getting sick. Our sanitation workers are being treated terribly. Trash problems are everywhere. We are having serious environmental crimes happening, every day, several times a day, where 59,000 people in the county of Los Angeles are dumping raw sewage into our storm drains, entering our waterways.”

Raw sewage — that sounds nice.

Environmentalism, anyone?

“These are serious, serious environmental crimes. We have homeless youth; we have had, in the past five years, to 2018, more than 3,600 people die on the streets of Los Angeles. These people, who are living on the street, some of them, are sentenced to death by homelessness. This situation is completely unacceptable and we need a federal intervention immediately. We need FEMA; we need the Red Cross; we need the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Watch the video above, which ends with this serious-as-a-heart-attack appeal:

“We need immediate assistance. This is urgent. Immediate assistance is needed. Now. Today. No delay. Please, President Trump, we are calling on you: Help our city. Our citizens are dying; they will continue to die.”

Alexandra isn’t the only one warning of the Golden State’s demise — last month, historian Victor Hanson told Tucker Carlson California is the country’s “first Third World state.”

There are certainly scenes playing out in the home of Democrats & Dodgers that would support that notion.

Still, L.A. still has a ways to go to compete with overachiever San Fran — maps of the city can help you find restaurants, hotels, entertainment complexes, and piles of human turds (please see here). The new San Francisco treat?

-ALEX

 

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63-year-old woman in critical condition after random attack by homeless man in California

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A 63-year-old woman taking a break at work was beaten in an alley so badly that she was unrecognizable. She was admitted to a hospital in critical condition. The attacker was identified by witnesses and arrested. He is 51-year-old Hector Manuel Ulloa, a homeless man who had recently been released from jail and who has many prior convictions. NBC 4 reports he has now been charged with attempted murder:

The charges against Hector Manuel Ulloa, 51, of San Bernardino, include allegations that he used a glass bottle as a deadly and dangerous weapon, caused great bodily injury and has six prior convictions dating back to 1992. He could face up to 43 years to life in state prison if convicted, prosecutors said…

“Although Burbank police detectives are still investigating a possible motive for this attack, the act appears to be completely random, as there is no known association between … Ulloa and the victim,” Green said earlier this week.

Not only does the attack appear random; there was also no immediate prelude to what happened. No conversation or personal slight on the street. Ulloa was hiding behind a bush in an alley and burst out as the woman was talking on the phone:

According to police, Ulloa targeted the woman by hiding behind the bushes and waiting as she passed by.

“He jumped out and kind of like punched her in the head, and that kind of took her down,” said Henry Kwan who saw the attack happen. “Then he started punching her in the head and kicking her multiple times — maybe 10 to 20 times — and she was screaming for help.”

Police have video footage of the attack from nearby security cameras, but have not released it.

If you’re wondering why the witnesses didn’t intervene, it seems they did. A group of them approached the man and told him to stop. He walked away casually as if nothing had happened.

This all happened in the middle of the day. We’ll have to wait to see if the police can come up with any motive for this attack. If I were forced to guess, I’d say he was trying to rob her to fund his next narcotics purchase. Here’s a local report from KTLA:



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An Ice Cream Vendor Is Sticking It to Entitled “Influencers” by Charging them Double

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Being an “influencer” can mean big bucks, and not just for you but for the business you talk about on your social media feeds. Arguably the most popular influencer in the world is Kim Kardashian who charges around $500,000 for a promotional photo on Instagram. It’s a hell of a way to make a living, and she’s leading a slew of people to try to lead the same kind of lives…or at least attempt to.

Many people consider themselves “influencers” and as a result, attempt to exchange their popularity for cash or free stuff. The idea is that their talking about something on their Twitter feed or Instagram will immediately result in more business for the subject being discussed. Truth be told, it actually works, but not everyone is as influential as they think they are.

In fact, they’re really just entitled brats who are more self-important than they are important.

That’s why one ice cream vendor is taking a stand and charging influencers who try to get their ice cream free double the price.

“We’ve decided to make this thing official with signage. We truly don’t care if you’re an Influencer, or how many followers you have. We will never give you a free ice cream in exchange for a post on your social media page. It’s literally a $4 item…well now it’s $8 for you,” said CVT Soft Serve in Los Angeles in an Instagram post.

The stand against “infludencers” has caught national attention and CVT’s declaration has been covered by various news outlets, including People and Newsweek.

The business’s owner, Joe Nicchi told time that he’s inundated with requests by influencers for free product every week.

“I’m truly embarrassed for these people,” Nicchi told People. “I’m not really 100 percent sure what they actually do, and their followers, likes, and comments can all be purchased, so I have trouble looking at them as being reputable.”

“I’m sure there are some legitimate ‘influencers’ out there, but we haven’t come across any at our trucks or through event requests,” he added.

Nicchi told People that he “received a request for an event to comp them 300 servings in exchange for “exposure”…I believe that’s an influencer’s favorite word.”

As a guy who has had businesses request free work in exchange for “exposure,” I can tell you that it really doesn’t pay the bills. The people offering up “exposure” aren’t getting paid in exposure themselves. It’s essentially you doing all the work and them benefiting from it at no cost.

I’ve played Oregon Trail enough to know you can die from exposure.

We currently live in a culture where you can be famous for being famous, and it’s creating a group of people who attempt to utilize their popularity in getting what they want from people who aren’t as popular. This would be like the popular kid in school telling the nerdy kid that they’d hang out with them for an hour for money in order to increase their standing.

Only many of these “popular kids” aren’t as popular as they think they are. In fact, they’re the most annoying people in the cafeteria.

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LA officials advise illegal immigrants on how to thwart ICE

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Another helpful public service from the municipal government of Los Angeles and the Governor of California. They’re making sure that some specific residents of the City of Angels are up to date with the latest information. The residents in question are the illegal aliens in the city and both the Mayor and the Governor are tipping them off about potential ICE raids and how they can thwart law enforcement. Isn’t that just the most helpful thing ever? (CBS Los Angeles)

Gov. Newsom posted a video to Twitter alerting those of their rights when it comes to ICE stating, “CA will always defend the rights of our immigrant communities.”

Newsom listed several of those rights saying, “You do not have to open the door—you have the right against unlawful searches. You have the right to speak to a lawyer. You have the right to remain silent.”

Other L.A. officials took to social media after President Trump threatened to crack down on undocumented workers.

Assuming that a deal isn’t reached and the ICE raids the President promised earlier this month are back on the table, Los Angeles is without a doubt one of the targets. Unfortunately for the illegal aliens in that city, the Governor is feeding them bum information. These raids are targeting individuals who have already had their day in court and have a standing deportation order against them which they chose to ignore. And yes, since they are identified in advance, ICE will have warrants.

When these officers show up at your door with a warrant, I suppose it’s technically true that you “do not have to open the door.” But you’re just creating more repair bills for your family because ICE can bust it down. Telling them they have a “right against unlawful searches” applies to everyone, but guess what. If they have a warrant it’s a lawful search. They can certainly call a lawyer when they’re taken back to the station, but since they already have a deportation order against them it’s not going to do much good. As to the right to remain silent… absolutely. Feel free to not say a word until they drop you off back in your home country.

The Mayor of L.A., Eric Garcetti, sent out his own supporting message to the illegal alien population.

Mayor Eric Garcetti posted to Twitter stating, “No Angeleno should ever have to fear being snatched from their home or separated from their loved ones…”

Really, Mr. Mayor? No Angeleno should ever have to fear being snatched from their home? No Angeleno? How about if the Angelino in question is the Golden State Killer? Seems to me he was snatched from his home fairly recently and nobody complained. How about if it’s someone wanted for armed robbery? How about if it’s a member of the Trump administration? I’m sure you can think of a few people that are due for a good forced extraction from their domicile. But apparently, you’re just willing to make an exception and defy court orders if the crime is illegal immigration.

Who are these elected officials serving? And what happened to the rule of law? It would seem that in today’s Los Angeles, those are trifling concerns.

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Romance novelist Judith Krantz dead at 91

Writer Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as “Scruples” and “Princess Daisy” engrossed readers worldwide with their steamy tales of the rich and beautiful, died Saturday at her Bel-Air home. She was 91.

Krantz’s son Tony Krantz, a TV executive, confirmed her death by natural causes on Sunday afternoon. He said he’d hoped to re-create the “Scruples” miniseries before her she died but it is still in the works.

“She had this rare combination of commercial and creative,” he said.

Krantz wrote for Cosmopolitan and Ladies Home Journal magazines before discovering, at age 50, the talent for fiction that made her rich and famous like the characters she created.

Her first novel — “Scruples” in 1978 — became a best-seller, as did the nine that followed. Krantz’s books have been translated into 52 languages and sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. They inspired a series of hit miniseries with the help of her husband, film and television producer Steve Krantz.

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“I always ask myself if what I’m writing will satisfy a reader who’s in a plane that can’t land because of fog, or who’s recovering from an operation in a hospital or who has to escape to a more delightful world for whatever reason,” Krantz said in 1990. “That is the test.”

While her work was decidedly less than highbrow, Krantz made no apologies for the steamy novels with titles like “Princess Daisy,” “Mistral’s Daughter,” “Lovers,” “I’ll Take Manhattan” and “The Jewels of Tessa Kent.”

“I write the best books I know how,” she once said. “I can’t write any better than this.”

She filled her stories with delicious details about her characters’ lavish lifestyles — designer clothes, luxurious estates — and enviable romances. And she spared no specifics when it came to sex.

“If you’re going to write a good erotic scene, you have to go into details,” Krantz told the Los Angeles Times in 1990. “I don’t believe in thunder and lightning and fireworks exploding. I think people want to know what’s happening.”

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So appealing were her sensational stories of high-powered heroines that each novel was reimagined for television as an episodic miniseries. Steve Krantz, a millionaire in his own right through such productions as the animated film “Fritz the Cat,” helped translate his wife’s work for TV.

The author was also famous for living a glamorous life that paralleled that of her characters. Her home in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel Air community featured a soundproof writing room flanked by an immaculately kept garden. In her closet were many of the same designer-label clothes the characters in her books wore.

The eldest of three children, Krantz was born Judith Bluma Tarcher in 1928 in New York City. Her father owned an advertising agency, and her mother worked as an attorney. Her brother, publisher Jeremy Tarcher, married the late ventriloquist Shari Lewis.

Growing up, Krantz was a precocious student at New York’s exclusive Birch Wathen school, once describing herself as the youngest, smartest and shortest girl in her class. After skipping two grades, she enrolled at Wellesley College at age 16.

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She was also by her own account an indifferent college student. She said she only enrolled at Wellesley “to date, read and graduate” and claimed to have set a record for her dorm by once dating 13 different men on 13 consecutive evenings.

“I got only one A-plus, and that was in English 101,” she told The Boston Globe in 1982. “I had a B-minus average in English, my major, and made C’s and C-minuses in everything else. But I didn’t come here to get good marks.”

When she could earn no better than a B in a short story class, she decided she wasn’t good enough to write fiction.

“Just in time for my 50th birthday, I discovered that I could write fiction. My husband had urged me to try fiction for 15 years before I did,” she was quoted in a profile on Wellesley’s website in 2001. “I believed that if I couldn’t write `literature,’ I shouldn’t write at all.”

“Now, I would say to young women, do something you have a true feeling for, no matter how little talent you may believe you have,” she added. “Let no masterwork be your goal — a modest goal may lead you further than you dream.”

Krantz had met her husband through her high school friend Barbara Walters, who introduced the two in 1953. They married the following year.

“I fell in love with him the minute I saw him,” she once said.

Her husband died in 2007 at age 83. The couple had two sons, Tony and Nick, a stockbroker, and two grandchildren.

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Krantz’s family requested that donations be given to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles in lieu of flowers.

Her memoir, “Sex and Shopping: The Confessions of a Nice Jewish Girl,” was published in 2001 and it reflected on her penchant for telling sex-drenched tales about the pretty and the privileged.

“In my opinion, there are two things women will always be interested in — sex and shopping,” she said in 1994. “And if they’re not, they’ve left out a large part of the fun in life.”

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