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Real public servants are free enterprising individuals who, inspired, embrace challenge, take risks, and create, sometimes big, and often, they create jobs in the process, all out of their ideas, and self initiative...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

¡Viva Teresa!

A campaign volunteer who is making calls and distributing signs posted this at FreeRepubic.com and I loved it. All I can say is ¡Eso! ¡Eso! or "HOOOORAH!!!!"

Click here to read El Gringo's post about Teresa Hernandez for Congress over at FreeRepublic.com And then join us!

To the naysayers who post negative comments following El Gingo's post, they are indicative of a zero tolerance for liking or being Hispanic or culturally influenced by her Mexican American mom and extended family, in the community where she was born and has lived her whole life, the San Gabriel Valley. The stident ones want someone more like them, less like her... Well, she is noble, and she has integrity, and she has raised God fearing God loving children. She walks the walk, and is a believer. Some blogger criticizes her for using Reagan's quotes. Reagan did inspire more than any other in recent history, because his words resonate with truth, and are timeless. You want to cross your arms and wait for the one who's just like you? As "pure" as you? Better to get a big govt, big spending, big taxing Chu or Cedillo, because those are your choices, unless you choose Teresa...
If you want someone who wants to work to restore honor to the U.S.Constitution, and respects individual liberties and rights, Know Nothings aside, if you want to upset a stronghold, come out for Teresa.
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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database

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Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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