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Knights Party Press Release: May 13. 2020

May 14, 2020 Paul B 0

Yesterday, Tuesday May 12th, The Guardian ran this story, “He lived in the US for 40 years. Then he became the first to die from COVID-19 in immigration jail.” Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia had lived in the United States for four decades. Last week, he became the first person to die from Covid-19 in immigration custody. Escobar Mejia, 57, came to the US as a teenager, having fled El Salvador after his brother’s murder during the war. He died on Wednesday in San Diego, after complaining for weeks that he was sick and that his history of diabetes, high blood […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 11. 2020

May 11, 2020 Paul B 0

On Saturday, May 9th, TMZ ran the headline, “Armed Protesters Order Food At Subway, AT-4 Rocket Launcher Included” A group of protesters busted through the doors of a Subway with their guns blazing — but it wasn’t to shoot the place up … they were just hangry for some footlongs, apparently. A photojournalist for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC recently captured these surreal pics and shared them on social media, showing about a dozen “mostly-armed” reopen demonstrators hitting up a Subway mid-protest to get their sandwich fix, firearms in hand. The photos are wild — you see these […]
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Knights Party Press Release: May 8. 2020

May 8, 2020 Paul B 0

On Wednesday May 6th the Washington Examiner reported, “Added Fuel To The Fire‘: Civil Rights Organization Demands To Know Why Bill De Blasio Singled Out ‘Jewish’ Community.’ A Jewish civil rights organization filed a Freedom of Information Act request to investigate why New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio singled out the Jewish community in a statement about social distancing. The Lawfare Project, a civil rights group that focuses on issues related to the Jewish community and Israel, requested any documents related to de Blasio’s decision to single out Jewish people over social distancing violations on the same weekend that […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 6. 2020

May 6, 2020 Paul B 0

“California Shopper In Ku Klux Klan Hood Alarms Shoppers, Officials,” was a headline ran by the Huffington Post on Monday May 4th 2020. Customers and local officials blasted a grocery shopper in a San Diego suburb who was photographed wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood — apparently to provocatively conform to the county’s coronavirus face mask requirements. Several workers at the store in Santee confronted the supremacist shopper, who refused to remove the hood until shortly before he purchased his groceries and left, according to a spokesperson for the Vons supermarket company. “Unfortunately, an alarming and isolated incident occurred at […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 4. 2020

May 4, 2020 Paul B 0

On Saturday May 2nd, Fox News ran the following headline, “Sex Offender, Sprung From California Jail Due To Coronavirus, Arrested For Indecent Exposure.” A California sex offender released from jail early due to the coronavirus crisis had been charged with exposing himself at a parole resource center, according to a report. Rudy William Grajeda Magdaleno, 39, was released from jail under a court order on April 13 after serving 71 days of a 180-day minimum sentence, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported Friday. Magdaleno and six other sex offenders were released apparently as part of the state Supreme Court’s efforts to […]

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Knights Party Press Release: May 1. 2020

May 1, 2020 Paul B 0

Wednesday April 29th the National Review ran the following headline “California’s Ammo Background Checks Misfire.” ‘Criminals, tyrants, and terrorists don’t do background checks,’ said the judge who blocked the law. California’s attempts to discourage gun ownership hit a bump Thursday. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted a preliminary injunction that stopped the state from enforcing its background checks on ammunition purchases. The initiative, which was spearheaded by Gavin Newsom when he was the lieutenant governor, passed in 2016 with 63 percent of the vote. The background checks have failed miserably, succeeding only in preventing law-abiding citizens from buying ammunition. Between […]
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Knights Party Press Release: Apr. 29. 2020

April 29, 2020 Paul B 0

On Monday, April 27th, The Washington Examiner reported, “Mexico deports people in immigration holding facilities amid concerns of coronavirus spread.” Mexico has virtually emptied facilities holding illegal immigrants and deported the people out of concern they could spread the coronavirus to one another while in custody. Since March 21, the government removed migrants from its 65 migrant facilities, which held 3,759 people last month, according to Reuters. “Today, Mexico’s policy is to contain and deport,” Victor Clark Alfaro, an immigration expert at San Diego State University, told the outlet. Many of the migrants in Mexico come from “southern triangle countries,” […]

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Knights Party Press Release: Apr. 27. 2020

April 27, 2020 Paul B 0

Recently, The Washington Examiner reported, “Harvard Law Professor Against Home Schooling Forgets To Check Her Class Privilege.” A Harvard law professor argues that home schooling is a form of authoritarian control but believes forcing all children to go to a government-run school is not. I wish this statement was a strawman. But it is not. Elizabeth Bartholet, professor of law at Harvard University, advances this exact argument in an interview in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine. “The issue is, do we think parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18? I think […]

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Knights Party Press Release: Apr. 24. 2020

April 24, 2020 Paul B 0

The Insider, on Thursday April 23rd, ran this headline, “A Judge in Texas says she was forced to remove a rainbow pride flag from her courtroom after a defense attorney complained.” It seems an openly gay judge in Texas says she was forced to remove a rainbow pride flag from her courtroom after a defense lawyer filed a complaint about it. Judge Rosie Speedin Gonzalez told NBC News that she was told to remove the flag, and a traditional Mexican cloth called a sarape, as well as rainbow patterned eyeglasses, a pen, and a mouse pad, after the State Commission […]

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Knights Party Press Release: Apr. 22. 2020

April 22, 2020 Paul B 0

Tuesday, April 21st, The Miami Herald reported, “More Than A Million Americans Won’t Get Stimulus Money Because They Married Immigrants.” The article states that more than one million Americans won’t get a coronavirus stimulus check because they’re married to immigrants who don’t have Social Security numbers. Under the CARES Act, individuals earning up to $75,000 will get $1,200, plus $500 for dependents under the age 17. But families that file taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which the IRS gives to workers who don’t have Social Security numbers, won’t get a stimulus check unless a spouse is part […]