Friday, July 31, 2015

In 2014 alone, immigration authorities released into American communities 193 illegal immigrants with homicide convictions, 426 people with sexual-assault convictions and 16,000 with drunk-driving convictions

Altogether, 104,000 people who by law should have been deported were instead allowed to remain on American soil. The director of the agency in charge of the removals offered as a partial excuse that immigration courts faced a backlog of 500,000 cases.

Athletes competing in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an investigation has found

An analysis of water quality has revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites. Brazilian officials have assured that the water will be safe for the Olympic athletes. But the government does not test for viruses. Disease-causing viruses in some tests measured up to 1.7 million times what would be considered hazardous on a Southern California beach. Prime beaches are deserted because the surf is thick with putrid sludge, and periodic die-offs leave the Olympic lake, Rodrigo de Freitas, littered with rotting fish. The viral testing found not one water venue safe for swimming or boating. Rodrigo de Freitas Lake was thought be safe, yet its waters were among the most polluted for Olympic sites, with results ranging from 14 million adenoviruses per liter on the low end to 1.7 billion per liter at the high end. Austria's sailing coach has lost training days after sailors fall ill despite extreme precautions. "The Olympic medal is something that you live your life for," he says, "and it can really happen that just a few days before you get ill and you're not able to perform at all." A US expert in waterborne viruses conducted a "conservative" risk assessment, assuming that athletes would ingest three teaspoons of water — far less than athletes say they take in. She found "an infection risk of 99%." Nearly 1,400 of the expected 10,000 Olympic athletes participate in water sports. In 75% of the samples at the Olympic lake, fecal coliforms exceeded Brazil's legal limit for "secondary contact" — in two samples spiking to over 10 times the accepted level. Brazil promised to build eight treatment facilities to filter much of the sewage and household trash. Only one has been built. "Brazilian authorities promised the moon in order to win their Olympic bid and as usual they're not making good on those promises," says a biologist. Rio Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao has acknowledged "there's not going to be time" to finish the cleanup of the bay.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Mexican man living in the United States illegally had been stopped by Ohio authorities and released weeks before a crime spree in which he's suspected that left one woman dead, officials said

Juan Emmanuel Razo-Ramirez, 35, is accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl, shooting a woman in the arm, killing another woman in her home, then getting in a shootout with police in Lake County, Ohio. Razo-Ramirez had been stopped on July 7, 2015 by Lake County sheriff’s officials. They released him after speaking with federal immigration officials. “As far as I can tell, and from what I heard him admit, he says he’s undocumented — he’s not legally in the United States,” Lake County Prosecuting Atty. Charles Coulson said in an interview. Painesville Municipal Judge Mike Cicconetti appeared furious at the arraignment. “He’s here illegally? And they didn’t take him? ... I can’t set a bond high enough.” He set bond at $10 million. Razo-Ramirez pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. More charges are expected to be filed. The Department of Homeland Security said that it would pursue deportation after the trial, and after Razo-Ramirez serves any sentence that may be imposed. The case comes almost four weeks after the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco. The man charged in that case, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 52, is an immigrant in the country illegally, and a seven-time felon who has been deported to his native Mexico five times. He was shielded from another deportation by San Francisco’s status as a “sanctuary city.”

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell has filed charges against a 15-year-old Hispanic who is accused of committing a shocking crime

Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured 8-year-old Madyson Jordan Middleton into his Santa Cruz apartment, raped and killed her, and put her body in a box, investigators said. Rosell has announced that he charged the 15-year-old Latino as an adult. The boy faces life in prison if convicted. "He is charged with one count of murder, (with) special circumstances involving sexual offenses, lying in wait, and kidnapping," Rosell said. "We are going to bring him to justice. He is looking at life in prison." According to Police Chief Kevin Vogel, Gonzalez lured Madyson into his apartment. The young girl trusted the boy enough to follow him because he was her neighbor at the Tannery Arts Center on River Street, Vogel said. Gonzalez raped the girl using force and death threats before he killed her, according to a criminal complaint.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The 31-year-old black man who shot and killed a white woman in Hollywood over an apparent financial dispute has been charged with capital murder

Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha entered a not guilty plea at the downtown L.A. criminal courthouse. He was ordered held without bail. Obioha was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder in the death of 30-year-old Carrie Jean Melvin. In addition to capital murder, he faces special circumstances allegations of lying in wait and murder for financial gain, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Strangely, white people are not rioting in Los Angeles and shouting "White Lives Matter" over this murder. It is almost as if white people are more civilized than blacks. Apparently, Obioha is a Nigerian immigrant.

Using the data from Facebook, a computer model could predict a person’s race with 95% accuracy and gender with 93%

The model also accurately predicted sexual, religious and political orientation; intelligence; the likelihood of substance abuse; and personality.