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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Black Lives Matter, Harambe the Gorilla;

I predict that Donald Trump will win this election. Why? Because the majority of voters are fed up with the political class, including, maybe even especially with the Republican establishment. No mainstream politician would dare to tell the truth about the Clintons and question Hildabeast's claim to be the champion of women and to call Bill what he is - a rapist. I may not even vote this go round but I have had enough of political correctness. The latest example is the killing of Harambe the gorilla by the staff of the Cincinatti zoo. Not the killing, I think that was immoral and barbaric. The little prick made the decision to jump in the ape's enclosure. Let Darwin work it out. 
What infuriates me is that the Black Lives Matter crowd were getting into high dudgeon and agitation because a black, African animal was shot to protect a white kid. Then the truth came out, which the MSM and Facebook are doing their best to suppress - here are the privileged white parents:

Inside The Dark Past Of Parents Whose Son Fell Into Cincinnati Zoo’s Gorilla Pen
from Radaronline.com
The parents of the 4-year-old boy who slipped into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo this weekend, leading to the killing of 17-year-old gorilla Harambe, have a lengthy criminal past, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Deonne Dickerson and Michelle Gregg have furiously defended their parenting skills since the incident, with 32-year-old Gregg writing on Facebook: “God protected my child until the authorities were able to get to him. My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes… no broken bones or internal injuries.”

But according to the Daily Mail, “criminal filings against Dickerson stretch over a decade and include burglary, firearms offences, drug trafficking, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and kidnap.”

Thomas Banta, who retired from the force in 2014, is accused by authorities in Kentucky of recruiting young girls for prostitution—allegedly to service prominent names in the community.
Thomas Banta retired from law enforcement in 2014 but, according to newly released court documents, it didn’t take long for him to find a new gig: recruiting minors into an alleged prostitution ring that may have counted cops and lawmakers as clients.

JP Conrad Hafen is even stupider than he looks, which is saying a lot
On Monday, an irritated Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told Clark County Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary to “be quiet” as she tried to defend her client and keep him from serving a six-month jail sentence for violating probation. As Bakhtary continued speak out in defense of her client, Hafen exploded and ordered a marshal to place Bakhtary in handcuffs and seat her in the jury box next to inmates.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ken Starr the Hypocrite Gets Comeuppance; Violent Crime in Kerrville

I'm not a big fan of Bill Clinton but I thought at the time that the attacks against him for the Monica Lewinski affair and the way Ken Starr set hip up for a perjury rap was below the belt. The Republicans couldn't win in a fair election so they cooked up the Lewinsky/Paula Jones cases to overthrow Clinton in a coup de etat. Now it turns out that Dennis Hastert was a homosexual molester of the high school kids in his charge, and Starr is a protector of rapists if they are football players.

And while we're discussing hypocrisy -

Colombia: DEA Agents in New Prostitution Scandal
DEA agents in Colombia held sex parties with prostitutes hired by narco-traffickers, according to an investigation by the US Justice Department released March 26. In a series of interviews with DoJ's Office of the Inspector General, former Colombian police officers said that they arranged the parties at government-leased quarters between 2005 and 2008, and also provided protection for the agents' weapons and property during the affairs. The report goes on to detail how several DEA agents were provided money, gifts, and weapons by local drug cartel operatives.

I was saddened to hear of the murder of Sherry Ruth Francis in the parking lot of the Ranch Radio station this week. She just got up and went to work before dawn never thinking she would die that day. Some evil bastard ambushed her, apparently in a random attack. Not long ago, a couple of months maybe, another woman was raped not far from there. Then there's the young dance student who was raped and murdered on the UT campus recently. Women - please, please be aware of your surroundings and get your CHL and get training and practice. When possible, don't go out alone. I'm not being patronizing or sexist. About the only time I'm not armed is when I'm in a courthouse. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

DOJ lawyers lie to Federal Court; Agents lie to DEA; Black Lives Matter Sex Trafficker; Pervert Preachers and Popes

‘Intentionally deceptive’ Justice Dept. lawyers ordered to take ethics classes
A federal judge ordered the Justice Department to send its lawyers back to remedial ethics classes Thursday after finding that the administration repeatedly misled the court in the high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty.

Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the lawyers knew the administration was approving amnesty applications but actively hid that information both from him and from the 26 states that had sued to stop the amnesty.

Worse yet, even after the court ordered a halt to the whole amnesty, the Department of Homeland Security approved several thousand more applications, in defiance of the court’s strict admonition, Judge Hanen said, counting at least four separate times the government’s attorneys misled him.

DEA Agents Arrested for Lying About Owning a Strip Club
Earlier this week, two veteran DEA agents were arrested after they conveniently neglected to disclose the fact that they owned a strip club. To make things worse, these double-dipping hypocrites employed mostly illegal immigrants, and reportedly encouraged them to engage in prostitution when they weren't collecting ones and fives.
The two agents under fire: David Polos, a DEA official based out of New York City, and Glen Glover, an office employee, were charged with providing the agency with inaccurate reports when they were asked about outside employment during a national security background check.

Black Lives Matter leader Charles Wade charged with sex trafficking
Charles Wade, a prominent Black Lives Matter organizer and co-founder of Operation Help or Hush, was arrested last month and charged with human trafficking and prostitution.

Mr. Wade was arrested at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, Maryland, on April 25. Police said he was residing in a motel room where he allegedly pimped a 17-year-old girl, The Daily Caller reported Thursday.

Exposing religious sexual hypocrisy is, as the cliché goes, like shooting fish in a barrel. If you follow the right Twitter accounts, literally every day there’s a new story of religious conservative leaders philandering, downloading illegal pornography, cruising for gay sex on the down low, or, by far worst of all, sexually abusing minors or other vulnerable people.

Meet the Worst Pope in History
Forget about the Borgias, this pope used the papal armies to massacre his family’s enemies, engage in incestuous threesomes, and question Mary’s virginity.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Greg "Tape Measure" Shrader can dish it out but can't take it

The Kerrville Daily Times reports this morning that the complaint that I filed with the Texas Ethics Commission on behalf of William Morgan was rejected with permission to supplement and refile, which we are in process of doing. The complaint alleges that Jack "Rambo" Pratt and Greg "Tape Measure" Shrader violated numerous ethics rules - some which also involve potential criminal violations - by making unauthorized use of the Chamber of Commerce's email list, concealing their identities behind a fictitious group they called Kerrville Citizens for Truth and sundry other misdeeds.
Shrader, who I'm told had dodged reporters, couldn't wait to fax the TEC's letter with this quote:
"The complaint and publicity surrounding it was a cheap political stunt based on groundless allegations designed to harm me and the Glen Andrew campaign."

Not really. The complaint has far more substance than the one that Tape Measure filed claiming that the word for on Bonnie White's campaign signs were 3/16'' too narrow. That blew up on Pratt, Shrader and Andrew when Mrs. White had ladies at the Republican Women's Club correct the alleged deficiency by adding a touch of eye shadow. If her signs were not in exact compliance, it was an honest mistake. Tape Measure and Rambo, on the other hand, went out of their way to conceal who was behind what has become known as the "Gateway" email blast. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Update on KDT article re. Hill Country Tel. Co. Employees Scamming Elderly Man of Insurance

The Kerrville Daily Times had a great article by Sean Batura Thursday titled "92 year-old veteran says he was defrauded of wife's life insurance." The insurance coordinator at Hill Country Telephone Cooperative and a coworker cooked up a scheme to get a woman dying of cancer to cut her husband out of her insurance policy. The lady died four days later. Sean reported:
"It is undisputed that on Sept. 1, 2015, four days before her death, Shirley [McCubbin] was at home when [Mary] Arhelger and a coworker, Betty Drawe, arrived with a change of beneficiary form, which [Curtis] McCubbin's complaint was then either signed by Shirley or forged. At the time ... McCubbin was in the hospital recovering from a broken hip he'd sustained the previous day....
"Shirley was legally blind, breathing through oxygen tubes and unable to even hold her head up. Arhelger and Drawe sat on either side of her at the kitchen table to obtain her signature on the change form....

Arhelger admitted in her deposition that she intends to share some of the money - from a $250,000 insurance policy - with Drawe.

Curtis McCubbin was a flight engineer on bombers in the Pacific in WWII. He put his life on the line for this country and this is how his wife's former employer treats him. Which is  ironic, given the lip service the employer gives to veterans. The President of the Board is one Williard R. "Randy" Bass and he wrote in the last company newsletter:
"In spite of all the negativity being pushed by the mainstream media and all of the anti-American sentiment circulating the country, this is still the United States of America where we have freedoms and rights that many have fought and died to secure for us. As Americans, we have all made a choice to live in Rural America."
Hurray America! Hurray veterans!! Hurray Rural American values!!!!

Who was it who said the last refuge of a scoundrel is patriotism?

Randy Bass knows exactly what his employees have done, because Dr. McCubbin, who thought Bass was a friend, ask him for help and got the brush off. Just to be sure, I wrote him and asked why he was letting the insurance coordinator - Betty Drawe - treat an employee and her widower like this. No response. Dr. McCubbin asked the manager of employee and insurance benefits, Bernice Fischer, for help. No response.

The CEO - Delbert Wilson and the directors of this company are as culpable as Drawe and Arhelger for letting this happen. They are:
Edward (Ed) Bastian
(District #1B-Ingram)
Willard R.(Randy) Bass (District #2-Hunt);
JimFaught (District #4-Doss);
MacNaughton (District #8-Medina & Tarpley).

Since the article came out I've had people calling me to say they think that someone should go to prison for insurance fraud on the elderly.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jack "Rambo" Pratt and Greg "Tape Measure" Shrader Belly Flop

The San Antonio Express has a good article by Zeke MacCormack about the latest self inflicted wound by Jack  "Rambo" Pratt and Greg Shrader (or as Harley David Belew calls him, "Tape Measure Shrader") - Ethics gripes energized Kerrville campaigns. The Kerrville Daily Times already reported it on Monday, but this one adds some details, and makes it clearer that Rambo and Tape Measure probably made unauthorized use of the Chamber of Commerce's email list.  It is notable that Tape Measure, who was a newspaper man and may be consulting to the KDT, refused to take or return Zeke's phone calls. I think that's called admission by silence.

They remind me of the old Wylie Coyote, or Sylvester the Pussy Cat, whose schemes blow up in their faces. I think I found a picture of one of them:

And here's the other:

Meanwhile, the losers from Saturday's election plan to put one of their own into Bonnie White's vacant seat. Rumor has it that they will nominate her opponent Glen Andrew. Now I don't know Mr. Andrew. I've met him once in the parking lot at the Cailloux Theatre when I went to vote. But given the cloud that Rambo Pratt and Tape Measure Shrader have created with their ham handed endorsement and the pending ethics complaint I don't think that's such a good idea. 

U.S. Marshal for Western District Texas Fired, Penn State Sandusky Pervert Coverup, More Prominent Pervs

U.S. Marshal chief for sprawling Texas district resigns under pressure
Robert Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, has resigned in the face of allegations that he misused his office.
Almonte, who has run the federal law enforcement agency for the San Antonio-based district that stretches to El Paso since 2010, opted to quit, the Justice Department said. The department refused to release any other details.In January, the Department of Justice announced it found Almonte used subordinates as his personal driver for non-government related business and violated other ethics regulations.

Penn State Admits It Paid Jerry Sandusky’s Accusers for Incidents as Old as 1971
In the wake of new protestations by Pennsylvania State University President Eric Barron that accusations of sexual misconduct in its football program were not known until recently, another report finds the school has paid Jerry Sandusky’s accusers for incidents stretching all the way back to 1971.

According to ESPN, the university paid complainants more than $90 million !!!!! for sexual
misconduct cases involving the now 72-year-old Sandusky who is serving a lengthy jail term on the charges of child molestation.

Sex assault indictment returned against ex-Baylor frat chief

South Texas volunteer fire chief accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl
A South Texas fire chief was arrested Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, according to media reports.
Felipe Garza Jr., 43, was charged with first-degree felony of aggravated sexual assault of a child and could face up to 99 years in prison, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

But it's okay because we're cousins, the judge said.
Arkansas Judge Resigns After 1000s of Photos of Nude Male Defendants Found on His Computer
An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants.
In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said that his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee.
"They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in his yard," the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as defendants.

Green Beret blasts Afghanistan command over ‘moral cowardice,’ ‘profound lack of strategy’

Hill Country Telephone Cooperative - Good Ol' Down Home Local Company - Insurance Fiasco

One of my cases is the subject of an article by Sean Batura in today’s Kerrville Daily Times (92 year old veteran says he was defrauded of wife’s life insurance). My client’s wife worked for an old, respected company, Hill Country Telephone Cooperative, Inc. in Ingram. She had very good life insurance – over $250,000. We’ll call her Shirley.

She was diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2014. Two of her coworkers – Mary Arhelger and Elizabeth Betty Drawe – became her “best friends” and went to the house two or three times a week. Drawe is the insurance benefits coordinator for the company. My 92 year old client, who was a flight engineer on bombers in the Pacific in WWII, fell and broke his hip. The day after he had surgery, and was still in the hospital, Arhelger and Drawe got Shirley to sign (maybe) a change of beneficiary that deleted her husband and named her “friend” Mary Arhelger. Drawe filled out the form, and showed Shirley – who was blind!! – where to sign. They actually admitted this in deposition testimony.

Shirley died four days later. Drawe aggressively tried to get the insurer to pay Arhelger, and they neglected to tell the husband anything about the change of beneficiary. I had to sue the insurer to get an injunction to keep it from paying the money to Arhelger.

My client had to borrow money to buy a headstone for his wife’s grave and has unpaid medical and other bills and the money’s tied up in the court.

Meanwhile, Hill Country Telephone continues to employ Arhelger and Drawe, whose job it is to assist employees apply for insurance and get their claims paid. Top management, including the president Randy Bass and Drawe's supervisor Bernice Fischer know all about this situation, and have not lifted a finger to help the 92 year old widower of their former employee.

Another down home, good ol’ Mayberry bunch of folks.

I have sued Arhelger to have the change of beneficiary declared void.  She and Drawe were fiduciaries and were required to treat Shirley fairly and equitably, to act in utmost good faith and with the most scrupulous honesty, to place Shirley's interest before their own and not use the advantage of their position to gain any benefit for themselves at the expense of Shirley, and to fully and fairly disclose all important information.

Sometimes I really do get sick of all the people who run around this town claiming to be good Bible reading Christians with small town Texas values.

Monday, May 9, 2016

San Antonio Pervert Lawyer

Lawyer Mark H. Benavides faces a charge of compelling prostitution, a second-degree felony.
A judge set a $250,000 bond Monday for a San Antonio attorney who was indicted and accused of coercing clients into having sex with him in exchange for money or legal services.

Mea Culpa
When Obama was running for president the first time I wrote a letter to the editor at the Hill Country Community Journal criticizing Harley Belew, who wrote a column at the time, for saying that Obama was unqualified to be president, and as I recall, calling him a socialist and not an American. I wrote that such views had to be motivated by racism and, foolishly, called Mr. Belew a racist bigot. I was full of s--t and he was right. 
Obama was a master at getting people like me - an educated white Southerner - to feel guilty about how blacks were treated when I was growing up in the South.  Like I had anything to do with slavery or Jim Crow laws. 
I am seriously considering keeping my opinions on national politics to myself from now on. Was it the Buddha who said you don't have to open your mouth and spout out an opinion just because you have one. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bonnie White Wins Mayoral Election

Congratulations to Bonnie White, Kerrville Mayor Elect. She was the best candidate, smart, educated, and fiscally conservative. She took on the local version of the Establishment - the Comanche Trace/River Hill/First Methodist Church/Cailloux Foundation/Kerrville Daily Times and won. Too bad that Gary Stork and Gene Allen got reelected to council.

51 Texas Lawyers & Judges Disciplined March-May
Most serious were for felony convictions.

Officer Captured After Shooting Spree Leaves 3 Dead In Maryland
Police say Eulalio Tordil, 62, fatally shot his wife on Thursday, and opened fire on two shopping centers Friday.

Sandusky Case Bombshell: Did 6 Penn State Coaches Witness Abuse?
As many as six assistant coaches at Penn State witnessed “inappropriate behavior” between Jerry Sandusky and boys, stretching as far back as the 1970s, NBC News has learned.

Sympathy for Sheldon Silver: We can’t solve problems by putting people in cages
Disgraced New York politician Sheldon Silver will spend 12 years in jail. This isn't a cause for celebration

I would not carry a pistol this way. Looks like Darwinism in action - eliminate this moron from spawning more idiots.
Maybe this is Darwinism in action - keep this fool from spawning more idiots.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Something Rotten in Mayberry - Jack Pratt and Greg Shrader Election Hijinks

Readers may remember that Greg Shrader filed a complaint against mayoral candidate Bonnie White because the word "for" was 3/16'' too narrow on some of her campaign signs. Shrader, who was the publisher of the Kerrville Daily Times a few years ago, and is now back, possibly involved in the paper's management, made sure he gave copies of his complaint to the paper, which made it the lead story. Shrader is also the campaign treasurer for Bonnie White's opponent, Glen Andrew, who is the local establishment's candidate.

I've heard that Jack Pratt, our thankfully soon to be ex mayor, called reporters trying to get them to give more ink to the campaign sign issue. Well, here's something interesting -

Pratt and Shrader sent a mass email this past Wednesday night about 9 p.m. endorsing Glenn Andrew for mayor, and Gene Allen and Gary Stork for council. It is probably that they made unauthorized use of the Chamber of Commerce's email list. The next day, Terry Cook, the president of the COC, sent an email to all its members disavowing any connection to Shrader and Pratt's email.

Not only that, but the Pratt/Shrader email was disguised, not too well, to be from a non-existent group called "Citizens for Truth." But they were not smart enough to create a new email account, and sent it from Jack Pratt's company's email account, at suppt@summit-mgmt.com.

Why does any of this matter? Well, it is my opinion after reviewing the emails and researching the law that they probably violated several provisions of the Texas Election Code, including those that make it a criminal offense for a corporation to make a political contribution, to disguise the sponsor of a political ad, and to misrepresent the sponsor's identify. If there really was a "Citizens for Truth," they would be required to register it as a special purpose political committee with the Texas Ethics Commission and/or the City. They didn't, which is another violation.

I think the word for people who engage in this kind of conduct is HYPOCRITE.

But that isn't surprising, given Pratt's serial lies about being a Green Beret who did six tours in Vietnam.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

In the not all veterans and cops are heroes department:

San Antonio police officer charged with sexually assaulting child weekly for 4 years
SAN ANTONIO — A five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department was arrested on Monday night and charged with sexually assaulting a child.
Juan Ruiz-Carrillo, 47, was taken into custody shortly after 9 p.m. on the second-degree felony charge, according to SAPD spokesman Sgt. Jesse Salame.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Ruiz-Carrillo is suspected of sexually assaulting the teen on a nearly weekly basis for about four years. The document alleges that the abuse began when the victim was 15, and that he told her that he would kill himself if she told anyone what was going on.

Was This Cop a Gangster Disciples Executioner?
An Army vet turned cop allegedly performed hits for the fearsome Gangster Disciples street gang, according to a massive new federal indictment.
Atlanta cop is one of 32 people in metro Atlanta named in a federal indictment targeting Gangster Disciples leaders and their henchmen, who are accused of a slew of racketeering charges including murder, drug trafficking, and wire fraud. Two suspects are still at large.

Police: Central Texas deputy choked girlfriend after she got dog poop on him, pointed gun at her.
Mario Bernard Johnson, a 27-year-old Williamson County sheriff's deputy, was charged Sunday on with assault/family violence by house member impeding breathing/circulation, according to Williamson County Jail.
The victim told investigators that Johnson regularly uses defensive moves he learned at the sheriff's academy to "control" her.

Florida attorney disbarred after admitting rampant illegal drug use, phone sex with jailed clients
Cocaine, crack, ecstasy, acid and meth are some of the drugs one now-disbarred Florida public defender allegedly took while having sexually inappropriate relationships with clients, an investigation by the state bar found. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

White Fathers and Baby-Mamas; Garbutt, NY

There is a great article at National Review online by Kevin D. Williamson, titled "the Father-Fuhrer," that partially explains the rise of Donald Trump. He blasts the narrative that the "Establishment" has sold out white working class men in places like the mythical Garbutt, New York. The myth is

"immoral because it perpetuates a lie: that the white working class that finds itself attracted to Trump has been victimized by outside forces. It hasn’t. The white middle class may like the idea of Trump as a giant pulsing humanoid middle finger held up in the face of the Cathedral, they may sing hymns to Trump the destroyer and whisper darkly about “globalists” and — odious, stupid term — “the Establishment,” but nobody did this to them. They failed themselves.

"If you spend time in hardscrabble, white upstate New York, or eastern Kentucky, or my own native West Texas, and you take an honest look at the family anarchy — which is to say, the whelping of human children with all the respect and wisdom of a stray dog, welfare dependency, the drug and alcohol addiction,  — you will come to an awful realization. It wasn’t Beijing. It wasn’t even Washington, as bad as Washington can be. It wasn’t immigrants from Mexico, excessive and problematic as our current immigration levels are. It wasn’t any of that.

"Nothing happened to them. There wasn’t some awful disaster. There wasn’t a war or a famine or a plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence — and the incomprehensible malice — of poor white America. So the gypsum business in Garbutt ain’t what it used to be. There is more to life in the 21st century than wallboard and cheap sentimentality about how the Man closed the factories down.

"The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin. What they need isn’t analgesics, literal or political. They need real opportunity, which means that they need real change, which means that they need U-Haul.

"If you want to live, get out of Garbutt."

This beautifully describes something that anyone in the criminal justice system sees every day. I can't tell you how many defendants I've been appointed to represent that were too poor to hire their own lawyer. In Kerrville they are mostly Anglo or Hispanic. What is depressing is how many of them have no job, or work in low skill, menial labor jumping from one job to the next, and have illegitimate children. It is pretty common for a defendant to tell me he needs to get out on bond so he can support his kids. I ask - how many, and how old. He'll say five, ages 6 months to 12 years. I ask - who's the mother, and he'll answer: for which ones? I'm starting to hear some of them, too many really, call the mothers "baby-mamas." If I tell the DA that my client needs to get out so he can support his kids, the response is - why is he $20k behind in child support?
A Bexar County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a San Antonio attorney previously accused of coercing clients into having sex with him in exchange for money or legal services.
The indictment added to the charges against Mark H. Benavides, 46, bringing the total to 35 counts of sexual assault and compelling prostitution, both second degree felonies, involving nine alleged victims.

Ex-FBI Agent Admits to Stealing Drug Money
A former FBI special agent pleaded guilty to stealing more than $136,000 that was seized during drug investigations. Scott M. Bowman, 45, on Monday admitted in a Riverside, California, courtroom to using the money for a three-week spending spree on things such as a car, plastic surgery for his wife, and a Las Vegas boxing match, prosecutors said. he former federal agent’s arrest led prosecutors to drop criminal charges against more than a dozen defendants in a case he investigated while he served on a task force targeting gang-related crime.

Every sex abuse victim ever scared into silence is in debt to the man who had only been publicly known as Individual D until he rose to speak at the sentencing of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.
Individual D identified himself as 53-year-old Scott Cross and proceeded to describe how he had become one of five teens Hastert molested while coaching an Illinois high school wrestling team.

Rafael Cruz: A vote for my son is a vote “according to the word of God”
“I implore, I exhort every member of the Body of Christ to vote according to the word of God, and vote for the candidate that stands on the word of God and on the Constitution of the United States of America. And I am convinced that man is my son, Ted Cruz. The alternative could be the destruction of America.”