Judge Helps Illegal Alien Escape

You can’t tell me our courts aren’t completely politicized!

from the Daily Mail:

  • Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, faced court in Oregon on January 27 over a DUI
  • Judge Monica Herranz is accused of helping him leave Multnomah County Court so he wouldn’t be arrested by waiting ICE agents 
  • Salazar is an undocumented Mexican-born construction worker 
  • He ended up being arrested by agents two weeks later when he returned for a further court appearance
  • ICE is not conducting a criminal investigation into Judge Herranz but she is being investigated internally 
  • Judge Herranz is on the board of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association

Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, appeared before Judge Monica Herranz to plead guilty in a DUI case on January 27 in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Salazar entered the courtroom with his lawyer but never came back out again.

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Oregon’s Poor Will Soon Feel the Effects of a New Minimum Wage

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last week Oregon Governor Kate Brown gleefully signed into law a progressive statewide minimum wage increase. It will be phased in over the next six years, starting this July. “I’m proud to sign into law my top priority of the 2016 Legislative session — raising the minimum wage,” Brown said in a statement. She said the new law “is a path forward – so working families can catch up, and businesses have time to plan for the increase.” Plan to close down or lay off half their staff maybe.

The current Oregon minimum wage is $9.25/hour. I say progressive because the area of the state will determine the base “living wage.” If one works in rural Oregon the wage will increase to $12.50/hr. – small cities and towns, $13.50 and large cities like Portland, the hourly minimum wage will top out at $14.75.

But as is being reported, some are still not satisfied. And why would they be? We should know by now that the far left can and will never be placated. No matter how much wealth government redistributes, it will never be enough.

A left wing advocacy group, “Oregonians for 15,” is unsatisfied with both the amount and phase-in time. They want $15/hr. in three years. They are threatening a State ballot initiative this November if they don’t get what they want. read more

Making it Even Easier to Vote

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s gotten so easy to vote nowadays. There is early (and often) voting, absentee voting, vote by mail, and I’m sure in the not too distant future there will be internet voting, right from ones Smartphone.

Voting used to be a privilege – a process where a citizen would actually want to make an effort to register when they were of age. It was considered ourvote civic duty and Americans took pride in the process, knowing that many countries don’t even afford their citizens the privilege to vote for anything or anyone. Citizens might listen to the candidates speak, read up on them or maybe check their past voting records and where the candidates might stand on the issues they thought were important.

Yet today it’s made out to be some great inconvenience – to go all the way to a city or town hall to register in person. Then you have to go to the polling place and cast a ballot for the candidate of your choice, It’s as if, by making the effort they expect us to be informed enough to know where the candidates stand. Oh the horror!

But that all seems so hard. Why can’t someone just make it easy, so we never have to make the slightest effort to register or vote? Why can’t we just Tweet our vote, or register on Facebook with our friends? Why can’t someone just develop a voting app?

Well, I’m sure some democrat is working on all those possibilities – but in the mean time, one civic-minded Governor has made life in one state a lot easier. read more

“Can You Ask Him to Go Away?”

Gun control is supposed to be about safety. Proponents argue that if only no one had guns, we’d all be better off. But as we all know, that only applies to those not inclined nor determined to commit crimes. It doesn’t apply to those that are bent on breaking the law.

Just look at the horrific attack in London. If England weren’t so foolish with their gun laws, someone could have done something to stop the Muslim in the act. And those odds are a lot better than knowing that nothing at all could have been done.

And when bad things do happen that could have been prevented by a firearm-wielding citizen, we’re supposed to condemn the gun. Or the sword and meat cleaver.

In Oregon, the Joesphine County Police Department is facing budget cuts and are not able to be on call over the weekends. So, when an unidentified Josephine County woman called 911, her call was forwarded to the Oregon State Police. She was calling because her ex-boyfriend was breaking into her house, and she was sure that she was going to be assaulted. He had already put her in the hospital before, and she knew it was going to happen again. Here’s what the dispatcher told her:

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