‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Pleads Not Guilty

CBS KPIX San Francisco reports that Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering, which entails committing a series of crimes to promote a corrupt enterprise. 

Chow already had 200 criminal counts against him. At his arraignment, Chow was smiling.

Chow’s attorney, Tony Serra, barked, “If you throw enough mud against the wall, maybe some of it will stick… Racketeering is like super-conspiracy. You are allowed to prove predicate acts, which means sometimes you can go into a person’s background. We’ve never denied his background.”

Chow is a Chinatown gangster who was in prison and wore an ankle bracelet imposed by the federal government.

The FBI’s five-year undercover sting that nabbed Chow also included State Senator Leland Yee, who is also facing a new racketeering charge to add to the public corruption and gun-running charges already filed against him, and former San Francisco School Board president Keith Jackson, who is accused of masterminding some of the corruption. Jackson and Yee are free on bond; Chow is not.

Serra blustered of his client, “He’s gonna testify. We’re not going to hide behind any Fifth Amendment.” He stated that Chow would never become a government witness and turn against his cohorts.

In addition to Chow, Lee, and Jackson, there are 26 other defendants charged in the case.




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Tucker Carlson: Church’s Action in Border Crisis ‘Appalling’

On Thursday’s “Outnumbered” on the Fox News Channel, panelists Tucker Carlson and Kirsten Powers had a heated exchange over the ongoing border crisis and whether or not it was this country’s so-called Christian duty to grant those unaccompanied minors entering the United States asylum.

Carlson questioned Powers’ suggestion as it being the Christian obligation of the country to accept these minors into the United States. He argued that it wasn’t “Christian” to shirk those cost onto the American people through the use of their tax dollars and called out church groups encouraging those fleeing Central American countries to seek government assistance.

Partial transcript as follows:

CARLSON: You are saying the United States have an obligation – anyone who is suffering around the world has a right to come here and be supported by you and me?

POWERS: Hey, have you ever been to the Statue of Liberty?

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: So, you are saying, in Congo for example where there has been a war for 20 years, every Congolese has a moral right to come here?

POWERS: We have a refuge to the people of the world who look to us as a shining city on a hill – does that sound familiar to you?

GUILFOYLE: Those people did it legally – legal immigration. Why does everybody get to break the law?

POWERS: It is so radically different and immigration and asylum are not the same thing.

CARLSON: So I have a moral obligation to share my earnings and my country with people I have never met because they are suffering?

POWERS: Are you a Christian?

CARLSON: I am absolutely a Christian.

POWERS: OK, have you read the Bible?

CARLSON: This is not a theocracy.

(CROSSTALK)

CARLSON: You are not saying that. What you’re saying is the U.S. government has a responsibility. Now you may have a Christian obligation. You can give charity money. That is a massive difference.

GUILFOYLE:  We are a nation of laws.

(CROSSTALK)

POWERS: I did not make this up. … You have never heard of America as a refuge of people who are persecuted?

CARLSON: I have seen the bumper sticker. What does that mean? … What does that mean, precisely? I have seen the suffering. How many?

POWERS: Why did Ronald Reagan say that we are a shining city on a hill to the world?

GUILFOYLE:  Because we are a nation of laws.

CARLSON: Does any other country have this obligation or just ours?

POWERS: Other countries? Of course they can, but we we’re talking about our country. Are you saying people who have been fleeing persecution in our history have not come to the United States?

CARLSON: Of course they have, but they don’t have a moral right to American tax dollars and physical asylum in the United States. They just don’t.

(CROSSTALK)

POWERS: So you don’ think that Jewish people fleeing pogroms should have been allowed into our country? You just said we have no moral option.

CARLSON: Oh come on, now. That’s just completely silly … I’m not even going to engage on that.

POWERS: That is persecution.

CARLSON: That’s just talking points.

GUILFOYLE:  No, Kirsten. What we’re trying to say is … if you’re a Christian and you’re a good Christian, then you let everybody come in and break the law … There is a way to do it. There is a way to seek asylum legally.

CARLSON: Then why don’t they pay for it? When church groups encourage people to come to this country and then they go on the dole, when they go on taxpayer assistance, it’s appalling.

POWERS: The church groups are the only ones handling these kids.

CARLSON: Really? No, because they are referring them to government subsidies. I have seen it. Talk about shirking your Christian duties.

POWERS: One-hundred percent of the people who taking care of these kids that I have interviewed are with Christian organizations – Catholic charities.

CARLSON: And how many of those organizations sign them up for public services?

POWERS: They have to work with the government.

CARLSON: Really? They do? That is your Christian duty – to shirk the costs, to send the costs to someone else you have never met?

POWERS: You’re now attacking the Catholic Church for —

CARLSON:  I am not attacking any specific church. I’m only saying your Christian duty entails your work, your money, your effort, your charity – not that of others.

POWERS: It is their effort.

CARLSON: No it’s not.

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Ted Cruz Meets with House GOP Prior to Leadership Shift on Border Bill

Just hours before House GOP leadership abruptly changed course on the border crisis bill, moving to allow a vote on a second bill that addresses President Obama’s “deferred” prosecution of illegal aliens, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) met with House conservatives on the issue.

Leaving the meeting Wednesday, Cruz signaled optimism. “I am encouraged. I think it is likely that the House is going to vote on the bill to eliminate President Obama’s authority to grant amnesty because of the humanitarian crisis we’re facing right now,” Cruz told reporters after the event.

About a dozen House conservatives joined Cruz in his Senate office for pizza and beer, including Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

The catch in the leadership plan is that the bill sought by Cruz will only come to a vote if the other measure passes first, and it will remain its own separate piece of legislation. Neither bill, though, is expected to become law.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill offered by leadership is also slightly different than the one proposed by Blackburn and Cruz.

Exiting the meeting Wednesday night, House conservatives explained that they were not pleased with the border spending bill originally offered by House leadership. “There is not a lot of support for the leadership bill,” Bachmann said, doubting its passage. “Once we actually got to read the bill … we’re not getting what we were told we were going to be getting.”

The original Cruz DACA bill, however, earned support from conservative hardliners on immigration policy. “That we can all vote for. That, I think, will pass quite easily,” Bachmann said. “But I do think that the Speaker’s bill is in big trouble.”

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who also attended the Cruz meeting, said that as of that time, Boehner had not rallied 218 votes from Republicans to pass the spending bill, but he signaled support for a DACA bill. “The bill still does not solve the issue of border security, but it still makes it a little bit better,” he said.

King said that he was worried that Obama would grant amnesty to over five million illegal immigrants while Congress was on recess in August. If that happened, King said that he hoped Republicans would come back to Washington for a special session to respond. “I’m ready. I’d like to see how many Republicans…I’d like to see some of the Democrats that are ready, too,” King said.

Cruz, however, appeared encouraged with what he was hearing about the legislation introduced by the House. “I believe…I think the House will stand up and lead tomorrow, and if they do, if the House stands up and leads and eliminates President Obama’s amnesty, then the burden will shift to the Senate,” he asserted.




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Expel Immigrants Who Won’t Integrate, Says Rightwing Austrian Leader

The leader of the eurosceptic right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said that immigrants who do not want to integrate should be expelled. Heinz-Christian Strache also repeated his call for separate school classes for foreign children to learn the German language, and for a limit to be set on the number of foreigners in a class.

He said it was necessary to have preparation classes to learn the German language otherwise it would not be possible to follow regular lessons. There were no problems to overcome language barriers for people from the same cultural area, whereas problems still remain with immigrants from Turkey, Strache said according to a report in The Local.

Strache’s Austrian Freedom Party made a strong showing in the elections for the European Parliament in May, winning 20 per cent of the vote and taking four of Austria’s 18 seats. The conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), which is in coalition government with the left-wing Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ), came first with 27 per cent of the vote and five seats.

However, according to an Associated Press report just before the European Parliament elections, opinion polls showed that if the national elections were held at that time, “the Freedom Party would actually win them, a stunning upset of the two establishment parties that have traditionally governed Austria.”

The popularity of the Freedom Party comes despite Austria’s low unemployment (4.9 per cent) and prosperity: “Ironically, that is part of the problem,” according to the AP report. “Many view their country as an island of prosperity threatened by hostile outsiders — Muslim refugees, cheap foreign labour, or Brussels-based ‘Eurocrats’ looking to strip them from their national identity, while misappropriating their hard-earned money to bail out other EU countries.”

At a rally before the election, Strache, who is known to his supporters as H-C, called for “an end to further immigration into our labour market,” and claimed that some school classes have such a high share of Muslims that “you need a magnifying glass to find the Austrian children.”

Faced with European Union attempts to “homogenize” Europe, he said his party is alone in “fighting to keep our sovereignty, our culture and our identity,” according to the AP report. Asked what makes his party so popular, he replied: “Our honesty, our down-to-earthness, our heart and our character.”




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Boko Haram Tries to Use 10-Year-Old Girl as Suicide Bomber

Police in northern Nigeria have arrested a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her chest, after a woman blew herself up at a university, killing six people.

The Times reports that the girl was arrested on Tuesday when police stopped a car they suspected of carrying insurgents. A government spokesman said she was with two 18-year-olds, who attempted to run away. He did not give her name, or say whether she was expected to carry out an attack.

Boko Haram, whose name means ‘Western education is forbidden’ are trying to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria. The Al Qaeda-linked group have carried out numerous atrocities in the country, claiming to have killed up to 10,000 people.

The achieved international notoriety earlier this year when they kidnapped a whole class of schoolgirls, leading to celebrities and activists to post pictures on Twitter holding up signs saying “#BringBackOurGirls”.

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has faced increasing criticism for his failure to rescue the girls after he pledged to never negotiate with the terrorists.

The 10-year-old girl is the latest in a series of girls to carry out attacks for Boko Haram. The woman who blew herself up the at a university did so as students gathered to check details of their summer assignments.

Officials say she stood next to a notice board, exploding her vest from within a large crowd of students.

Police in a nearby city had already banned people from driving cars during the Muslim festival of Eid, after fears they could be used to mount attacks.




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