California Councilman Arrested By Feds For Bribery, Arson Charges — Jerry Brown Is Stunned Speechless

In the annals of crime, some of the most incredible and stunningly ridiculous are those where the perpetrator has been set up by undercover agents after weeks, months, and even years of investigation and evidence gathering. In the cases of the 1970s where many mobs in big cities around the country were being infiltrated by undercover agents (a very dangerous professional assignment, by the way), the members of these families were literally stabbing each other in the backs over money and power.

Nowadays, while there isn’t much going on overtly in the underground mob world in the way of major investigations (at least not here in the United States), there is a concerted effort on the parts of federal investigators to begin cleaning up the corruption that exists within our own government. At the behest of the current administration, many of these investigations are ongoing.

In California, however, investigators have had their eye on a different kind of government official, one who believed that he was not only smarter than the average criminal, but even smarter than the average city council member. Adelanto city councilman, Jermaine Wright, has been caught in a number of schemes and plots that attempted to defraud an insurance company and also placed secret kickback money over the welfare of the constituents! And now, he’s been arrested!

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Los Angeles Times:

An Adelanto city councilman has been accused of accepting bribes and asking an undercover FBI agent to burn down his restaurant so he could collect insurance payouts, according to a criminal complaint made public Wednesday.

Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright, 41, was arrested Tuesday night and will appear in federal court Wednesday after his arrest as part of an undercover corruption probe targeting misconduct in the city, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Earlier this year, a confidential informant introduced Wright to an undercover FBI agent posing as the owner of a marijuana cultivation business, prosecutors said. Wright agreed to vote in favor of a measure expanding the parts of Adelanto where marijuana could be grown in exchange for $20,000, according to a criminal complaint.

Wright directed the undercover agent to make the “donation” through a third party, who was not identified in court documents. Wright said that man “keeps us out of jail,” according to the complaint.

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After the council vote, Wright also agreed to accept a $15,000 bribe in exchange for helping “fast track” the undercover agent’s proposal for a marijuana business, according to prosecutors.

But during a meeting last month, the undercover agent provided Wright with $10,000 that was understood to be payment for the councilman’s future assistance with council votes that could benefit his fictional marijuana business, including the promise that Wright would keep code enforcement officers at bay in exchange for future cash payments, according to the complaint. Wright also agreed to help the agent get an exemption so he could run a marijuana transportation business outside the area zoned for cannabis cultivation, according to the complaint.

“If he wants his exemption, I want my ten,” Wright told an informant, according to the complaint.

Wright has also confessed to a separate plot to hire another man, also an undercover FBI agent, to burn down a restaurant he owns called Fat Boyz Grill, prosecutors said. Wright stood to gain $300,000 in insurance payouts, prosecutors said.

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Wright is truly a man of no moral values or ethics and how he ever got elected is a bewildering thing. When we think of California, we often just write off a candidate as crazy (think Jerry Brown), but more often than not, they are corrupt and dangerous. Although no formal charges have been brought against her, I’ve often thought that Maxine Waters is a reprehensible person who should be as far from elected office as is humanly possible.

As it is, the township will now have to find a replacement for Wright and you can bet your bottom dollar that he will be a Democrat. How do I know? Look at Seattle where an openly gay ex-Mayor stepped down after a scandal involving underage men. What did Seattle voters do? They send a Democrat back into the office right on the heels of the disgraced mayor.

Source: Los Angeles Times, americanconservativeherald.com

CALIFORNIA MASS SHOOTING: GUN LAWS DIDN’T STOP GUNMAN FROM GETTING ILLEGAL WEAPONS

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As details in the California shooting spree emerge, one detail has been made clear: the state’s highly restrictive gun laws did not stop Kevin Janson Neal from illegally obtaining the guns he never should have had.

According to a story by MercuryNews.com, Neal’s violent history and recent arrest made it impossible for him to obtain guns legally. Authorities are not sure how he got his guns. Neal reportedly had a number of guns in his possession, and at least one was semi-automatic. Police are unsure of he illegally modified a gun to make it semi-automatic. We also know that Neal had magazines that held more than ten bullets, which are illegal in the state. And yet, he managed to get them.

On a related note, we do know that one change spurred by the Sandy Hook shooting did save lives in the shooting rampage that left five dead and ten injured in Northern California. As soon as word spread of an active shooter in the area, a lockdown at a nearby school kept Neal out, after he attempted to enter and continue his spree.

Unfortunately, for those left unprotected by the school lockdown, there was no gun ban or law that could stop a man with documented mental problems and the intent to kill.

California has a program, the Armed and Prohibited Persons System (or APPS), that allows violent or mentally disturbed individuals to have their guns taken away from them. Neal should have been on the list, and it is not yet clear if any guns had been taken away from him. We do know authorities were aware that he owned guns, and his neighbors made numerous attempts to warn authorities of his violent behavior and his gun ownership. He was often seen firing a gun on his property.

From Mercury News:

The AP reported that the gunman was out on bail for a charge of stabbing a neighbor, had been the object of complaints from neighbors who said he had been firing off hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and had been the subject of a domestic violence call the day before the attack.

Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said the shooter was facing charges of assaulting one of the feuding neighbors in January and that she had a restraining order against him. And the Sacramento Bee reported that Neal had been accused twice this year of assaulting his neighbors.

With his violent history, why hadn’t anyone done anything to get this guy off the streets?

Johnston did not comment immediately on the shooter’s access to firearms, but he did tell the Sacramento Bee that one of the fatalities was a woman who lived near Neal and had been the victim of the assault in late January that ended with the suspect in jail. Johnston added that he “believed the suspect was slapped with a restraining order following the January arrest that would have prevented him from owning firearms for at least a period of time,” the Bee reported, “although he had no details on that.”

Neal’s neighbors, though, certainly are expecting some answers and soon. Cristal Caravez and her father live across a ravine from the roadway where the gunman and his first victims lived. She said they and others heard constant gunfire from the area of the gunman’s house, but couldn’t say for sure it was him firing.

“You could hear the yelling. He’d go off the hinges,” she told the AP. The shooting, “it would be during the day, during the night, I mean, it didn’t matter.”

Caravez and her father, who is president of the homeowners association, said neighbors would complain to the sheriff’s department, which referred the complaints back to the homeowners association. “The sheriff,” said Juan Caravez, “wouldn’t do anything about it.”

The gunman’s sister, Sheridan Orr, said her brother had struggled with mental illness throughout his life and at times had a violent temper. She also said Neal had “no business” owning firearms.

Neal, 43, was arrested Jan. 31 and booked into Tehama County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, according to police logs published in the Red Bluff Daily News, which is owned by the parent company of this newspaper. Documents reveal that Neal was due to stand trial Jan. 11, 2018, on charges of second-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of false imprisonment by violence, discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, possession of an assault weapon and misdemeanor battery, according to the News.

Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen told the News that Neal had a long-running dispute with his neighbors and during the January incident allegedly shot through a wooden fence at two female neighbors as they walked along the fence. Neal then jumped the fence, confronted the women, stabbed one and took a cellphone from the other, Cohen told the newspaper.

At the time of the shootings, Neal was out of jail on $300,000 bail and had been since shortly after the January incident. His trial was scheduled for January following a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 15. Neal sometimes used the last name Smith, Cohen told the News. The January incident was the first contact his office had had with Neal.

According to a report in the Redding Record Searchlight, prosecutors alleged Neal attacked one woman and robbed another in the Jan. 31 incident, according to court documents. “A Tehama County judged signed a protective order against Neal for both women and a felony criminal trial against Neal was set to begin next year,” said the report, adding that Neal had held both women against their will using violence. Court records show he also fired a gun during the attack — possibly an AR-15 Bushmaster rifle. “The rifle was specifically called out as an illegal assault rifle in the criminal complaint against Neal, though it’s unknown whether the same weapon was used during Tuesday’s deadly shooting.” Neal is reported to have used some sort of assault-style weapon in the shooting; many types of assault weapons are illegal in California. Large ammunition magazines (holding 10 or more bullets) are also illegal in the state; one neighbor said Neal clearly had such magazines, judging from the number of bullets he was firing around his place in the weeks before his allegedly murderous rampage.

 

 

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California Is Heading To The Supreme Court Over What They Are Forcing Conservatives To Do

It must be great to be a liberal. You spend your days telling other people what to do, and then act surprised when those same people are offended.

But I’m willing to bet you’d be more surprised when those same people fight back – and no one puts up a better fight than a group of pissed-off conservatives.

Actually, I take that back – no one puts up a better fight than a group of conservatives protecting the weak. And there’s no group more vulnerable than the unborn. Especially in California, where they can be slaughtered at will.

It’s also the state that decided that pro-life clinics must advertise for abortion clinics…in their own waiting rooms.

Congratulations California libs – you just found a group of pissed-off conservatives willing to fight back.

The Daily Caller reports:

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to a California law requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to post information about state-funded abortions.

A coalition of pro-life groups challenging the law say it explicitly targets and coerces religious counseling centers into pro-abortion expression.

The law requires crisis pregnancy clinics to post a bulletin informing patients that the state offers subsidized abortion access.

“California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office.”

I don’t have words for this.

The fact that liberals are somehow surprised by conservative reaction here shows just how stupid they are. Imagine how outraged liberals would be if schools were forced to tell homosexual students that some faiths believe there are alternatives to being gay. You’d have rioting in the streets.

And yet, when it comes to protecting the unborn, the state sees no problem with telling young mothers about ‘alternatives.’ The hypocrisy here is piled high.

Luckily, a group of sharp legal conservative minds has tackled the issue.

The case is the second of the new term involving a conservative group’s challenge to a liberal state law.

“It’s unthinkable for the government to force anyone to provide free advertising for the abortion industry. The state shouldn’t have the power to punish anyone for being pro-life. Instead, it should protect freedom of speech and freedom from coerced speech.”

California’s had a tough time fighting these conservative lawyers. And the state now has to face down SCOTUS – and with a newly appointed Neil Gorsuch within it.

It doesn’t look good for the lib state.

Source: Daily Caller,myrightamerica.com

Gov. Jerry Brown Blows Away Conservatives When He Admits How Things Stand In California

It’s not every day when a lib Democrat admits the cold hard truth. About anything.

When it does happen, however, it’s worth noting why – and it’s always the same reason. Sometimes, speaking the truth will keep you in office.

And when it comes to choosing between ideology or political power, you can bet a Democrat will choose political power. It is, after all, the sole reason for his existence. And it also explains why California Governor Jerry Brown just admitted a startling truth – California, his beloved liberal state, needs fossil fuels.

Which means, of course, that liberal Democrat Jerry Brown also needs fossil fuels if he wants to be re-elected. So guess who’s now on the side of fossil fuels?

The Daily Caller reports:

Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Sunday that immediately banning all fossil fuel production in his state could lead to economic crisis and possible armed revolution.

Brown told reporters that cutting off the oil spigots could lead to severe economic destruction. His comments contrast with his belligerent position on fossil fuels.

“Well, if we stopped the 32 million cars [and] said you can’t use oil, the whole economy would collapse. You’d have a revolution. There’d be shooting in the streets — and you couldn’t do that, and no one would do that.”

Mind you, this is the same governor and state that tried to force people to buy inferior electric cars. It’s the same state that made endangered species a priority over human beings. California hates fossil fuels. To admit that it needs them is pretty humiliating.

And we should also read between the lines here – the fact that Jerry Brown had to make this kind of a statement at all suggests that lib groups were really pushing for California to ban cars.

And that’s just not something he can actually do. Especially not with Trump’s new tax bill on the horizon.

The tax bill would likely dash Brown’s hopes of keeping the anti-gas vehicle crusade on the straight and narrow. Reports show the bill could destroy the push.

Data shows that the elimination of the tax credit could be a death knell for the budding green energy industry.

Jerry didn’t want to make this statement – he had to. Otherwise the left would ban fossil fuels and push the state into bankruptcy.

And that, of course, means no more governing power for Jerry. And we all know which is more important.

Source: Daily Caller,myrightamerica.com

Liberal Arrested After Promising Anti-Trump Mass Shooting

It’s starting to look like a trend: Yet another unhinged leftist has promoted violence against conservatives.

Earlier this month, a California man was arrested and a cache of weapons was seized after he posted several bizarre videos bashing President Donald Trump, and suggesting that people should go on murder sprees.

David Kenneth Smith, 39, of West Hollywood was brought to the attention of law enforcement after he sent a disturbing video of himself holding a gun to Soka University, a liberal arts school that he once attended.

That specific video has not been released, but other twisted videos made by Smith are public. “In another video, posted last week, Smith goes on a strange rant about choosing between suicide and mass murder in a video titled ‘What Good Does Killing Ever Do?’” reported the Los Angeles Times.

“What should I do? Should I commit suicide and just die off in a corner where all of you folks out there are just … well, hey, I guess that problem took care of itself now, didn’t it?” asked a hauntingly smiling Smith in one of his videos.

“We’ll never have to ever have any reckoning at all for what we did to him and so many other people. I’d rather go on a killing spree,” he declared.

Other videos made by David Kenneth Smith show him praising Barack Obama and accusing Donald Trump of “trying to kill us,” which is likely connected to his threats of a “reckoning” through a mass shooting.

In one of those videos, Smith called Trump a “monster” while posing with a semi-automatic shotgun. Another twisted video featured the leftist threatening a YouTube commenter by name, again while grinning maniacally and holding a gun.

“Smith was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats,” stated the Times.

While the mainstream media and Democrats shriek about NRA members — who have, to our knowledge, never actually committed a single mass shooting but do stop them — they completely ignore people like this lunatic. It simple doesn’t fit the narrative.

In reality, there has been a disturbing trend of liberal-leaning criminals who seem to have bought into hysteria and take anti-Trump rhetoric violently seriously.

Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game were targeted and shot by a crazed leftist in Washington, D.C.

Conservative Christian church-goers in a county that leaned strongly Republican were murdered by a militant atheist in Texas. His specific motives are still unclear, but there is little doubt that he leaned left.

In Las Vegas, a crowd of country music fans — a conservative demographic — were targeted and murdered.

Police officers in Dallas were gunned down by a radical leftist who was motivated by the far-left group Black Lives Matter.

Throughout the country, the socialist “antifa” group revels in physically attacking conservatives and promotes shocking violence against anyone who disagrees.

Rhetoric and narratives have consequences. It’s time for hand-wringers on the left to admit that repeating falsehoods like “white supremacists in the Oval Office” and “Republicans are fascists” is not only blatantly lying, it also triggers unstable liberals who buy into the nonsense and respond with violence.

Luckily, this crazed leftist was caught before he could act. Future radicals may not be so easily stopped.

Source: Milo,conservativetribune.com

 

California Senate Votes 28-8 to EXEMPT ITSELF From All California Gun Laws

JFA | The California State Senate agrees with Charlie Rangel that they “deserve” to own guns but the citizens do not! Every year they pass more and more gun control laws and NONE of them apply to themselves!

They voted 28-8 to exempt themselves from the gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the California.

You think maybe this will cause Californians to rise up? NOPE! It happened 5 years ago and since then, California has passed a plethora of other gun laws…that only apply to citizens.

Yes, you heard me right! The exemption was created in 2011 and the California legislature has passed a number of gun laws since. Pretty easy when you are passing bills that do not apply to you!

It is not the only special privileges California legislators provide themselves!

They do not pay red light camera bills or for gasoline!

How does it all happen so easily in California? The Washington Post explains:

Attempts by a handful of reformers to require politicians to provide a full annual disclosure of the benefits received from the public treasury have been rebuffed. Currently, government officials must file a statement of economic interests revealing income from any source other than a local, state or federal government agency. Gifts worth more than $50 also must be disclosed, but lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes.

Bills of this nature never meet an honest fate in which roll-call votes put members on the record as favoring or opposing each idea. Instead, reform measures are held in committee to die quietly as legislative deadlines pass. As of last week, it’s effectively impossible for a bill to become law if it hasn’t already passed in at least one of the chambers.

…and it just goes on and on!

Red Skelton said so eloquently in his commentary on the Pledge of Allegiance:

And to the Republic — A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

California has it backwards, they are running with the method of “from the leaders to the people.”

That is why I joined the 5 million people who have fled California within the last decade.

You can take me out of Texas in a pine box, and even then I will be kicking and screaming!

Source:theviralpatriots.com

California Sneakily Passes New Law That States Beginning In 2020 Presidents Will Be Required To…

n the age of Trump, the biggest enemy to the American people has been California.

This coven of vile liberals has tried to oppose the president at every turn. They’ve only succeeded at showing us just how un-American they are.

Their latest move is simply ridiculous and will most certainly be overturned.

From IJR:

As reported by The Hill, the California State Assembly passed a bill on Thursday requiring presidential candidates to release their returns. And if they refuse? They won’t be on the state ballot when 2020 rolls around.

State Sen. Mike McGuire (D), a co-author of the bill, released a blistering statement against Trump after the legislation passed:

“President Trump’s blatant disregard for the tradition of releasing tax returns is dangerous to our democracy. For decades, every President has put their personal beliefs aside and put our country first and released their returns…”

While there are no laws requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns, SB 149 would require the release of five years of returns, which would then be published online…

As noted by Washington Examiner, while nearly 30 states introduced similar legislation in early 2016, California would become the only state to approve the legislation.

The release of tax returns is completely unrelated to a candidate’s ability to run the country. Consider the fact that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both released theirs—two people with shady backgrounds, who have been under federal investigations.

Tax returns prove nothing. It was simply a distraction used by democrats as a pathetic attempt to smear Trump. But obviously the American people did not agree.

When some of his tax returns did come to light, it only proved he paid more than his fair share. Right, Rachel Maddow?

This bill, if signed into law, only affects California. And considering it interferes with the democratic process of our nation, is vulnerable to getting struck down by the Supreme Court.

So good job, Cali, you once again wasted everyone’s time and resources.

Source: IJR,myrightamerica.com

California Gov. Jerry Brown In Tears As Brutal Truth About Deadly California Fires Gets Out

DEMOCRATIC POLICIES HAVE BECOME COMPLETELY HAZARDOUS TO AMERICA’S SAFETY AND AS UNFORTUNATE AS THE PROBLEM HAS BECOME SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE MORE DAMAGE IS DONE.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan has just announced something all American’s were hoping was not true.

Yes, our worst nightmare has been confirmed by Tom Homan, as he recently leaked that one man arrested in connection with starting the fire in Sonoma County is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Who has already been arrested and sent back home twice now.

Homan continued with much frustration as he cried, saying that ICE had missed detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times in the last year alone.

Are you serious? Five times!!!

This guy must have been a serial killer or something with as many crimes as he has been involved with.

According to thelutchmanreport:

The last detainer was issued on October 16 and was related to his arrest on suspicion of arson.

Sonoma County and the whole state of California are sanctuary areas and this is what you get. Now it should be noted that authorities have not tied every fire that ravaged the area to this man. There were multiple fires, some caused by natural causes.

But the point is why risk it? When one fire could catch and blaze out of control and cost 40 or so lives and do billions in damage?

Are a couple of votes worth it?

No.

According to Breitbart Homan released a public statement that said,

“Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes. ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property. This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region. Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases. Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions. The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers. Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.”

WOW. GOOD JOB MOONBEAM. SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE SO AMERICA CAN KNOW HOW DANGEROUS DUMB LIBERAL POLICIES CAN BE.

Source:resistmsmbs.com