San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved use of a vacant court building at 1555 6th Ave in downtown San Diego for use by the mostly pseudo refugees that have crossed the border as part of the Caravan or separate from the caravan.
UPDATE: An expected lawsuit to make the federal government pay to support the asylum fraudsters is apparently not on the agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 12. So we are not going to the County Board meeting to speak at that time. Of Course, concerned citizens can go and speak anytime against it during the public commentary part of the meeting.
The refugees are only supposed to spend a short time in San Diego. During that time the County and State will support them with food, housing legal help and transportation to to the destination of their choice. At least that was how it was sold to the County supervisors. The State of California will provide $25 million to various nonprofits to support the effort.
A number of people were at the building on January 30, to do a site survey and make a plan to make the building ready for its new purpose.
Both the red brick building and the white split-level building next to it will be used to house the fake refugees.
The building will be is in a great location for protests with high visibility downtown and convenient parking. There are several parking lots nearby. While parking downtown can be expensive it is discounted on the weekend.
This is the only comment that was made against the proposal at the County Supervisors meeting on January 30, 2019.
See the full video if the discussion of this item at this link:
Here is the contact information for the San Diego County Board. Feel free to give them a piece of you mind. Please, do not be overly offensive, profane or threatening, though.
Jesse and I went to Friendship Park on the evening of Novmember 15, 2018, where the Caravan demonstrations have been taking place. There we ran into a member of the Oceanside Pascoli gang and his family. They were enraged that I was carrying an American flag and wearing a USA cap.
You can understand why this guy is frustrated, he said he’s a chief in the Pascoli gang in Oceanside and was probably looking forward to getting new gang member recruits from this caravan. Part of the reason Tijuanans are turning against the caravan, is they know most of them are likely to end up being stuck in Tijuana and they think it will add to their already terrible crime problem. There are still many Haitian refugees in Tijuana from two years ago.
This photo added to serve as a thumbnail for Facebook posts.
The Posse Comitatus Act is often cited as the reason troops cannot be used to protect the border. As has been experienced, the perception of the meaning of certain laws sometimes change over time, due to activist judges, who legislate from the bench, progressive politicians, who believe the Constitution (and the law) should be a “living document” whose interpretation should change, according to the whim of the times. A biased, propagandistic media, aligned with progressives and neo-Marxists, helps to brainwash the public. This diabolical trend really needs to be reversed and laws enforced according to their original intent.
The Posse Comitatus Act, passed in 1878. It was updated in the 1950’s to include the Air Force. Enacted as part of a deal at the end of Reconstruction, it was intended to prevent the military from enforcing martial law on the general public, as it did in the South during Reconstruction.
18 U.S. Code § 1385 – Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
The Posse Comitatus act contains an exception, “except in cases and other circumstances authorized by the Constitution of act of Congress”.
In the U.S. Constitution, the United States is required to protect each of the states against an “invasion”. An ordinary law cannot override the Constitution. So, an exception in a law is not necessary to carry out a constitutional mandate.
U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
It does not say “armed invasion”, “violent invasion” or even “hostile invasion”, but just “invasion”. There are probably 500 thousand to one million foreigners crossing the border illegally every year. What is that, if not an invasion? At times it is an armed, hostile and violent invasion, too. It seems appropriate for the President to use the Armed Forces as required to stop this invasion, not just one caravan, but to help shut down the mass illegal border crossing that has been going on for decades unabated.
The Border Patrol was not created until 1924. Between 1878 and 1924, the Army guarded the Border, for nearly half a century after the Posse Comitatus Act was enacted. For that reason it seems very clear that the original intent of the Posse Comitatus Act did not include prohibiting the Army from protecting the border.
The image on the right is the cover of a book about one soldier’s experiences, when he was assigned to guard the U.S. border during the 1910’s, a decade before the Border Patrol existed.
Below is another photo from the same book of a squad of troops in 1916 in full combat gear, guarding the border, eight years before the Border Patrol existed. In both images the Rio Grande is in the background, that is the U.S. border with Mexico.
It seems absurd to think that the Constitution would not allow the President to protect the border against invasion by hundreds of thousands of foreign, illegal border crossers every year. That was not the intention of the framers of the Constitution and it obviously was not the intention of those who passed the Posse Comitatus Act, either.
At this time mainly observers are needed, who are directly on the border and are armed so that they can defend themselves, if necessary. Military observers can report any activity to the Border Patrol, who can actually make the arrests.
While waiting for a more effective border barrier to be built, a few thousand effectively-deployed troops would make decisive difference, virtually shutting down illegal border crossing.
Below is a Texas National Guardsman observing for the Border Patrol on the Rio Grande. The military can play the same role and is directly under the control of the President.
Texas would allow their guardsmen to be armed and directly on the border acting as direct observers, California would not. States could put other limitations on the guard, making them much less effective.
Since the national guard consists of part-time soldiers with families and jobs it is a greater hardship to deploy them for a long time period. Military support of the Border Patrol needs to be uniform and well-planned to be effective. They need to be well-coordinated with the Border Patrol and deployed directly on the border with arms, until the southern border is really under control.
Benjamin Israel Siminou was arraigned for battery and petty theft in San Diego on Thursday, October 25th at the downtown courthouse, San Diego (1100 Union Street). In an attempt to avoid publicity, neither the defendant nor his attorney appeared in open court. The arraignment was done by FAX!
Siminou is a prominent, young, personal injury attorney in San Diego. He attacked an elderly, pro-American protester at the “Keeping Families Together” march on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Waterfront Park near downtown San Diego.
The San Diego Union Tribune initially reported that the man, who turned out to be Siminou was arrested on a charge of strong-armed robbery, a felony, but he is not being arraigned on that charge. He was instead charged by the City Attorney’s Office with misdemeanor battery (PC242) and petty theft (PC484). (They were expected to charge the attacker with a felony until they found out he was a well-known, well-connected, local attorney.) The case number is M251687.
The pro-Trump, counter-protester, Daniel Russell, is a long-time, pro-immigration-law-enforcement activist, an Army veteran and a retired San Diego firefighter. Dan is 75 years old and a patient with an incurable form of cancer.
UPDATE: Dan Russel died on February 27, 2022 as a result of his soft tissue cancer. See Dan Russell Obituary. Dan told me that he thought his cancer might have been caused by the chemicals he inhaled as a firefighter.
The attack can be seen in this video at about 4:00 when Siminou pushed Russell backwards hard onto the concrete and then runs away with his sign. There were about 10-12 law enforcement officers in the immediate vicinity of the attack, mostly Sheriff’s deputies and two SDPD detectives. The attack was carried out in full view of these officers and three of them tackled Siminou immediately when he tried to run with Russell’s pro-Trump, pro-immigration-law-enforcement protest sign.
This is my video posted on Facebook and my YouTube channel and anyone has my permission to download it and re-use it in whole or any part of it. Neither Dan nor I support the ideologies of Nazism or Fascism, but they use such terms like an epithet to brand anyone, who strongly disagrees with them. Dan is very much pro border security, but he told me that he is otherwise more of a libertarian. He supported Trump for his policy of improving Border Security. Many different kinds of people use the term “patriot”. Dan was a “patriot” in a good sense. He was an army veteran who served his community for the rest of his life as a fireman and in his public service.
Protesters concerned about families attack grandfather of a family
The other person arrested was Julie Lourdes Coralles for vandalizing Russell’s pro-Trump, build-the-wall / enforce-the-law sign (at 4:29). The City Attorney refused to prosecute or cite Coralles, even though she was caught on video ripping up his sign in full view of about a dozen law enforcement officials.
Siminou worked with a leading legal firm, but separated about six months earlier, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, and now has his own office in Liberty Station, Siminou Appeals.
Siminou was scheduled to be awarded the national “Pound Award” the very next week in Colorado for his lawsuit against drug companies, regarding their liability for generic drug labeling. However, after his attack on the elderly veteran, the Pound Civil Justice Institute removed his name from the award, due to calls by by a concerned citizen. See original award description here.
Still Images from the video can also be downloaded from this link, which anyone has permission to re-use.
San Diego Union Tribune Article For second weekend, Trump’s immigration policies at center of San Diego protests Two people were arrested during the protest — one on a charge of strong-armed robbery, which involved a protester taking a sign from another, and a second on a vandalism charge, sheriff’s officials said. More detailed information on the arrests was not available, though Lt. Rich Williams said the person arrested for vandalism was cited and released.
San Diego Reader Article Build the Wall sign attracts Waterfront Park scuffle On July 9 Russell called the D.A.’s office and was told they decided not to file a felony charge against Siminou (the arraignment that day was cancelled) and would transfer the case to the City Attorney’s office to be reviewed for a misdemeanor charge.
City attorney Mara Elliott’s chief of staff Gerry Braun responded to my request for comment by accusing me of advancing the positions of a hate group.