Then and Now by US Border Patrol, San Diego

This video shows how a border barrier caused dramatic change in San Diego during the 1990’s. The Border was at one time in absolute chaos. It’s still not totally secure, because the old barrier is far from perfect, but about 90% better. The reduction in crime and smuggling has improved the neighborhoods on both sides of the border. This video was produced by the local Border Patrol sector command in San Diego. It was shown to President Trump when he visited the border-wall prototypes.

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How To Cross The Border Illegally

This guide to crossing the border illegally was found in the pedestrian zone of Mexicali. The translation in English is below the image of each page. The Spanish text is at the end.

Illegal crossers are also encouraged to commit other crimes in the U.S. See the “After the crossing” section on page 9.

It is stated in the article that such guides have been published since 1928. Since such guides do not appear to be readily available in English on the Internet, it was thought that a post would be of interest to some English speakers.

The article was posted on the side of a building in the historic center of Mexicali and is about 6-8 feet tall. It is on the opposite side of the plaza from “Our Lady of Guadalupe” Cathedral, just a stone’s throw away from the border fence and a couple blocks east of the border crossing. In the text, it is recommended that illegal crossers go to the local church for help. The Catholic Church is a very major supporter of illegal immigration into the U.S.

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Jury Rigged in Cop-Beating Trial in San Diego?

It appears that the jury may have been rigged in favor of the defendant in this cop-beating case. Even one determined person can hang a jury or sway a divided jury towards a not-guilty verdict and at least one blatant, openly-biased person was allowed on this jury.

A leftist, Chicano political operative and activist was allowed to be seated on the jury. This person works for a certain progressive Democratic senator as a field agent. He said that he also works frequently with a far-left activist in San Diego, named “Mark Lane”, who is a witness in the trial. The activist juror is the former president of a Chicano (Democratic) political group.

UPDATE: Frederick Jefferson was convicted, in spite of the issues with the jury. See the Fox5 link below:

Man found guilty of punching cop, resisting arrest

This trial of Frederick Jefferson who punched a San Diego policeman several times in the face, seriously injuring him, started on July 25, 2018 in downtown San Diego. The subject crimes took place at an event in Chicano Park, called a “Patriot Picnic”, which had very intense political undertones.

The chances of this leftist, Chicano political operative, closely associated with a witness, being on the jury by random chance, is statistically very slim. He admitted this political association with Mark Lane during voir dire and the prosecuting attorney, Michael Reilly, did not remove him from the jury or even question him in any detail about it.

The juries tend to already be left-leaning in downtown San Diego. The jury questioning appeared designed to enhance this effect with little or no opposition from the deputy district attorney. Reilly appeared to just be going through the motions. The addition of this leftist political activist to the jury seems designed to top off the already left-leaning jury to help ensure a desired outcome.

Judge Leo Valentine, Jr. ordered me not to blog about the jurors before jury selection started. For that reason, I am not giving out the name of the juror or any very specific details, which might be used to identify him. I am not trying to be a martyr.

After I learned of this relationship between a juror and a political activist, expected to be a witness, I passed the judge a private note telling him that I did not think there could be a fair trial with this obviously biased and politically-connected person on the jury. His response was just to ban me from the trial.

Mark Lane works with a group of attorneys and provides support for persons who are illegally residing in our country. The juror in question said that he works with Lane from time to time when there is a case that may benefit from the help of the Senator. He apparently has a case now, on which he and Mark Lane are working together.

The two Patriot Picnics in Chicano Park were not intended to be protests or demonstrations, but still were very politically controversial, because Chicano Park is, dedicated to anti-American political events of the extreme Left.

Both “Patriot Picnics” were intended to be tests of our constitutional rights of whether we could simply access this public park without racial, ethnic or political discrimination. We wanted to see, if we could use the park to exercise our freedom of assembly, freedom of speech (among ourselves in private) and test our right to simply display the American flag in this park, which many Chicano militants hold to be their “liberated land”. Our test failed on all counts!

Mark Lane was a counter protester and major inciter of the rabid crowd who assembled to stop both “Patriot Picnics”. They called us “Nazis” and “white supremacists” without any evidence, in order to marginalize us and whip up a mob against us to block us. There were no overt (or even known covert) Nazis, white supremacists or fascists at these events.

For Patriot Picnic I, last September 3rd, we intended to visit this public park in peace, in order to have a private viewing and discussion of the anti-American, pro-communist and Chicano ultra nationalist murals at the park. Word leaked out by subterfuge 2-3 days before and 500 raging park supporters meet us there to deny us access.

Lane appears in this video cursing slandering and threatening the five citizens, especially me (Roger) at that first Patriot Picnic. He is the person at the beginning with a black beard. (Part of the video is from Lane’s own posted video.) Note that some were extremely upset with the police for protecting us from the angry lynch mob that had been incited against us.

(For easier understanding, turn on closed captions at the bottom.)

In contrast to the first, intended private one, Patriot Picnic II was an intentionally publicized effort by another group (Bordertown Patriots) of about 60 patriots to walk into the park flying the American flag, because use of the flag is restricted in the Park by the “unofficial” Chicano Park Steering Committee and their thuggish allied groups. The flags of Aztlan and La Raza are required to always be superior to the American flag in Chicano Park, because it is their “conquered” land. An estimated 700 people showed up again to block our free access to the park.

Aztlan is the American Southwest, held to be the national homeland of the Chicanos, ultimately to be united with the Mexican fatherland. Chicano Park is similar to a Chicano-nationalist cult site. It is claimed to be a “sacred place” as the first part of Aztlan to be occupied and “liberated”. For this reason those, who control the Park, are very offended by the American flag, the symbol of American sovereignty. Its use is restricted to a remote corner of the park on a lower flagpole, maintained by group of local Hispanic veterans. The veterans had to fight hard to be allowed to install a modest veterans memorial and flagpole there in a remote corner of the Park. Until Patriot Picnic II loomed, the “Steering Committee” only allowed the American flag to be displayed at the memorial on the three patriotic holidays.

Friedrich Jefferson was obviously coming to the park to join the mob against us, incited by the slander spread by Mark Lane and others that a group of real Nazis would be gathered there. The information that he was on the other political side has been suppressed by our Leftist-dominated authorities, in order to not to offend or assign any blame to their political allies.

They pretend that Fred Jefferson was some random, apolitical passerby, who was just out for a relaxing stroll and happened to wander into the area of conflict. In truth, he was itching for a fight and he seriously injured a policeman, who was trying to protect us from the mob. Fred Jefferson was positioning himself right in the middle of the street, where we were expected to make our exit from the free speech zone, to which the police had confined us for our own safety. The injured cop probably took punches that were intended for the patriot picnickers.

The nearby supporters of the Park were encouraging and defending Jefferson as he punched the police officer and the police struggled to subdue and arrest him. They had no doubt which side he was on. This is confirmed by many posts on Chicano and Leftist websites. One of the Chicano organizers, Jorge Alexis del Castillo, initially started a crowdfunding site for Jefferson’s defense, which has since disappeared.

The Judge and prosecutor must know that the events surrounding the crime were extremely political. If they do not, they have been very derelict in their professional duty. They allowed a political activist with a strong political bias and an political association with a witness to be on the jury. According to my understanding, this is very wrong. My attorney also finds it incomprehensible that this openly political activist could be allowed to be on the jury, while openly admitting an association with a witness.

The Chicano and leftist counter protesters are, generally speaking, not exactly friends of law enforcement to begin with, but they especially hated them for protecting us from mob violence at these two events. As Mark Lane threatens in the video above, “You will not always be protected (by the police)…”. This second Patriot Picnic event in February attracted some on the Left, like Jefferson, who had an extreme hatred of the police, and he was ready for a fight with the police.

The men of one of the four founders of the militant Chicano movement, Reies Tijerina, wounded two law enforcement officers in the late 1960’s. One of the officers was suspiciously murdered just before he could testify against Tijerina. Another founder, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, publically encouraged the killing of cops as a “revolutionary act”. These two founders are memorialized in Chicano Park. Some of the funeral ashes of Corky Gonzales, who mandated cop killing, have been (illegally) scattered in the Park around the statue of their Mexican revolutionary saint, Emiliano Zapata. In this sense, Chicano Park is a unholy, anti-cop, “sacred” shrine as well as being an anti-American shrine.

There should be a fair trial for the victim, too, without any juror, who is unduly biased in favor of the defendant and biased against the police. With the current jury this is just not the case.

NEWS REPORTS

Bodycam video shows man punch San Diego police officer

Watch: Bodycam shows officer getting punched outside Chicano Park protest

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Chicano Federation Grand Jury Investigation

This 79-page report describes a grand jury investigation in 1979 of the incestuous relationship between the Chicano Federation and Chicano Park Steering Committee in San Diego. Both were then residing in the same building next to Chicano Park. As a result of misappropriation of funds and other bad behavior, the two groups were ordered to vacate the building.

Currently, the Chicano Park Steering Committee is once again trying to gain control of the building which borders Chicano Park, in order to use it as a park museum, a base to support their propaganda and indoctrination efforts, especially of children and young people. It seems many have forgotten why the Park Steering Committee were thrown out of the building in 1979. This report provides the background in much detail.

The Chicano Federation is a social services and advocacy non-profit, while the Chicano Park Steering Committee is a self-appointed group of militant, La Raza radicals, who seized Chicano Park in 1970 and who were then attempting to control the Chicano Federation via harassment, threats of violence and intimidation to further their own corrupt, anti-American agenda.

Today, 39 years later, the Chicano Federation appears to be a more normal, nonprofit organization, providing social services to the Hispanic residents of San Diego County, while the Chicano Park Steering Committee is still a group of militants with a radical, anti-American agenda, trying to promote their revolutionary agenda with your tax dollars via intimidation and threats of violence.

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Help Gadget Dan Obtain Justice

Reader03A prominent personal injury attorney in San Diego, named Benjamin Israel Siminou, shamefully and violently 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 protester, an Army veteran, goes by the handle “Gadget Dan”. Dan is, without doubt, one of the biggest supporters — if not the biggest – supporter of President Donald J. Trump in the Nation.

See the video below to see the attack about about 4:00 minutes. There is a gap in the video at this point, because I had my camera off, talking to a police detective, who wanted us to move to another location, because the profane crowd surrounding us was becoming very large and increasingly hostile. A long-time activist supporter of the Border Patrol and immigration-law enforcement. Dan was protesting alone in support of the “Zero Tolerance” policy and President Trump in the middle of well over a thousand rabid, foul-mouthed, intolerant, leftist, anti-American protesters. I was there just to take video (see below).

A complaint was originally filed by the Sheriff for felony, strong-arm robbery with the County DA. The complaint has been reduced to a misdemeanor and transferred to the City Attorney’s office. A few months ago, the far-left City Attorney, Mara Elliot, called Patriot Fire a “hate group”, because some of us merely wanted to fly an American flag in Chicano Park, a revolutionary, extremely anti-American public park.

Patriot Fire is just the domain name of my blog and the name used on Facebook and Youtube. It’s just one person, but she means all of us, who love America, support American sovereignty and support the rule of law and law enforcement. She called us again a “hate group” in this case. She said that any support would be “advancing the positions of a hate group”. So, we need an attorney to make sure justice is done. We have one available, who is willing to do the job for a $2,000 retainer.

$2,000 will pay for the initial fees, after that, probably it will be done on a percentage contingency basis. So, this money is probably all that will be needed to bring this arrogant attorney to justice, who attacked an elderly patriot with serious health issues close-up and in direct view of about a dozen law enforcement officers. Siminou thinks he is above the law and that no one can touch him. Our City Attorney, Mara Elliot, would love to let Siminou go with no charges or punishment at all, because she is a partisan, La Raza supporter and has politicized her office in an extreme way, exactly the opposite of what she promised in her campaign. By spreading lies about the case and not prosecuting this criminal attorney, Elliot is actually condoning violence even against the sick and elderly, who may not happen to support her extreme political views.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Local media outlets have largely suppressed news of this incident, only the San Diego Reader was courageous enough to publish an article. Probably the other media outlets have not said a word about it, because Mara Elliott also told them her “Big Lie” that serving justice in this egregious case of violent physical abuse of a senior citizen would help promote the goals of some “hate group” that does not even exist. Merely supporting the enforcement of the law is not “hate”.

Build the Wall sign attracts Waterfront Park scuffle – San Diego Reader

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Attorney Attacks Elderly Vet at “Keeping Families Together” March (Video)

Benjamin Israel Siminou
Abuser of Elderly Veteran

A prominent personal injury attorney in San Diego, named Benjamin Israel Siminou, violently attacked an elderly, pro-American protester at the “Keeping Families Together” march on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Waterfront Park near downtown San Diego. A complaint was filed against him for felony, strong-arm robbery, which has subsequently been reduced to a misdemeanor.

The pro-Trump counter-protester is a long-time, pro-immigration-law-enforcement activist and an Army veteran, known as “Gadget Dan”. Dan is 75 years old and has a life-threatening medical condition. He was a fireman before he retired. Breathing the toxic fumes of firefighting may have caused his current very serious medical problem. His entire life as a fireman, veteran and activist has been spent, often at great risk to his own life, in what he feels is service to all Americans, not just one political faction.

It is not known yet, if he has serious injuries. Apparently, some of those, who are so sensitive to treatment of children, seem to have no problem at all with violent physical abuse of the sick and elderly.

Help Gadget Dan Obtain Justice

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 is scheduled to receive a prestigious national award for one of his lawsuits in Denver next weekend from the Pound Civil Justice Institute. (Update: He is reportedly no longer scheduled to receive this award.)

At about 4:30 in this video, Siminou is seen shoving the protester down hard on the concrete sidewalk and then running away with the sign that he had just wrested away from Dan. Siminou was then tackled by several deputies. A second person, named “Julie” was arrested for vandalizing the sign. She was cited and released, also. About a dozen police and sheriff deputies witnessed the attack from close up.

The veteran was merely speaking out for immigration law enforcement in support of President Trump. He was not doing anything to provoke a violent attack. On the contrary, the far-Left, neo-Marxist and La Raza marchers heaped abuse and epithets on the veteran for about an hour before the attack.

His sign read, “Build the Wall, Enforce the Law” with two American flags mounted on it. As the veteran is led away in handcuffs for his own protection, the not-so-tolerant crowd boisterously cheers the attack and the effect it had of removing him from the scene, due to the threat of violence from the cheering crowd, itself.

The attack starts at about 4:30 in the video below.

See the same video on YouTube here, if you prefer YouTube.

Siminou received special treatment as an attorney and was released on his own recognizance. He did not have to spend any time in jail and did not have to pay a dime in bail. A regular citizen would have spent 4-5 days in jail on this holiday weekend. Siminou is scheduled to be arraigned on felony charges on July 9th, ironically the day after he is to be presented with a national award for his legal work. (Update: He is reportedly no longer scheduled to receive this award.)

Gadget Dan and his pro-Trump sign

The reason there are not more people, like Gadget Dan, coming out to counter-protest these so-called “save-the-children” events is the very justified fear of harassment, violence and abuse from the crowd. The feeling of collective moral superiority that many of the participants have allows them to rationalize that threats, offensive insults, name-calling and physical abuse of others are justified, even of our elderly veterans.

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Zero Tolerance Prosecution of Illegal Border Crossers

“Children” were also detained by Obama.

A reliable source, who understands Border Patrol procedures and practices, says that “Zero Tolerance” is a great idea that has worked extremely well in the past where it was implemented. The earlier implementation was called “Operation Streamline”. However, he said that the rollout of Trump’s plan was terrible, without proper planning and preparation. It was not adequately explained to the public beforehand, which unfortunately gave the open-borders fanatics a huge opportunity to make propaganda against it. It is standard practice to separate American children from American parents, if necessary, when they commit a crime. Why should it be different for illegal aliens?

Operation Streamline – Wikipedia
Operation Streamline is a joint initiative of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice in the United States, started in 2005, that adopts a “zero-tolerance” approach to unauthorized border-crossing by engaging in criminal prosecution of those engageing in it.

Trump’s executive order to keep families together will likely result in “catch and release” for those who cross the border with children. This will encourage use of children to cross, putting many more children at risk, not less. It is dangerous for children to make the trek to the border and to cross it illegally. The children may be obtained for the crossing by adults, who are not even related to them. So, who knows what could happen to them during the trip to the border or after the crossing has been made? Catch and release encourages the abuse of children for illegal border crossing. It encourages trafficking of children for illegal purposes.

There is a supreme court decree that limits the time that children may be detained in non-accredited facilities, called the Flores Consent Decree to not more than 20 days. Trump’s executive order can not overrule this Supreme Court ruling. So, if he orders children to be detained with their parents in a jail, the Border Patrol will have to obey the Supreme Court ruling and release the family after a few days. This is “catch and release” for those illegals caught in the possession of children, not matter how they get them.

It is my understanding that children can be detained for longer periods, if the facility is accredited by the appropriate government agency for that purpose. However, the Border Patrol probably does not have access to approved facilities for such large numbers of children.

In addition, many of these illegal border crossers are not children, but unaccompanied young adults. They have to be released, if they have been able to cross the border. In many places they can just walk or hop across the border.

The result is that the Border Patrol is just not allowed to enforce the immigration law under such circumstances due to government red tape. The Border Patrol was never intended to be a child-care center. Wall or not wall, illegal border crossing could be much reduced at little cost, if the Border Patrol were just allowed to do their job as originally intended!

Flores Consent Decree of 1997 [Full Text]

It is a crime to cross the border without inspection by customs. Those who cross illegally can be prosecuted under 8 USC §1325 and 8 USC §1326. First time offender can be prosecuted under 8 USC §1325 for a misdemeanor and multiple offenders can be prosecuted under 8 USC §1326 for a felony.

The illegal aliens are fingerprinted and the record is made in the system. The first time they are caught, crossing illegal, it is misdemeanor, but the second time it is a felony. This provides a huge deterrent to discourage illegals from trying to cross the border multiple times, as so many do.

This is the point of Sessions “Zero Tolerance” policy. If Trump would stick with this policy and make it work, it would be very effective. In the past the illegals caught on the border were not generally charged with a crime and therefore could try to cross multiple times at little, if any, legal risk.

The Border Patrols knows it works, because it has been done in the past when GWB and Obama were in office. Of course, few complained when Obama was doing it.

Unfortunately, it seems Trump has caved, at least partially, in the face of opposition from the open-border extremists.

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