VIDEO: French Police Flee Armed Mob as Week-Long Paris Riots Spread to City Centre
French police have been filmed fleeing from armed mobs as riots continue in Paris for the second week and the unrest has now spread to the city centre.
Hundreds of violent thugs took to the streets on Wednesday night near the Barbes Metro station, close to the major transport hub Gare du Nord. Windows were smashed, shops looted, fires lit, main roads blocked, and police cars targeted during the disturbance.
According to Le Figaro, the destruction is getting worse. At the beginning of the week, on the nights of the 12th and 13th, 32 vehicles were burnt out. On the 14th and 15th, some 47 cars were destroyed by fire as well as 59 bins.
Police appeared to have completely lost control at times, with unverified videos surfacing on Twitter of officers being chased out of certain neighbourhoods by rioters.
These immigrants (those from south of the US also) sign up for welfare the minute they get here. The refugees that are being imported are immediately given social security numbers and all of the available welfare. How do I know this? They come into the bank where I work and open accounts. The entire world wants to come here, so why are we so desperate to get these people in? Are these the best of the best? Are these the best and brightest? No, these are people guaranteed to be a drain on the economy. I know someone whose entire family has been claiming to be disabled, with the help of a "doctor" to get SSDI for the past fifteen years. They were able to qualify to buy a house with that income. Then asked me how to deduct the mortgage interest from the Social Security income that they never paid taxes on in the first place. I told them I didn't think they could get a refund on taxes they never paid using mortgage interest and they looked very disappointed. I'm probably wrong, though. I'm sure our government that is so desperate to force these people into the country and get them permanent status right away, have figured out how to give them more free money. It's sickening to work your entire life, paying taxes, and be 50 years old and broke, and these parasites are just herded in here like cattle and given free social security retirement benefits, free food stamps, free public housing. They put them up at the mariott hotel for free on the tax payer dime. As citizens we need to rise up and deal with this ourselves if our government won't. We need to elect a few more Trumps to the Government, non-politicians who do what's right, not what is politically correct or bends to the will of the U.N.
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Family calls rifle, pressure cooker a misunderstanding in arrest near O'Hare
Santos Zamora, 32, was arrested on a felony gun charge this weekend in a traffic stop that launched a counter-terrorism investigation. His family described the incident as a misunderstanding.
Tony BriscoeChicago Tribune
A Wisconsin man who was pulled over with an AR-15 rifle and a pressure cooker near O?Hare International Airport over the weekend appeared in court Sunday on a felony gun charge.
Santos Zamora, 32, of Sheboygan, Wis., stood before Cook County Judge John Lyke on aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a routine traffic stop Saturday sparked a counter-terrorism investigation, according to prosecutors and police.
Around 8 a.m. Saturday, Chicago police stopped Zamora on Cumberland Road near the Kennedy Expressway after driving 20 mph over the speed limit, prosecutors said. During the traffic stop, an officer noticed Zamora had a black gun case in the front passenger seat of the car, according to the police report.
Zamora informed the officer he had a 45-caliber handgun between his feet and an AR-15 rifle in the trunk, the police report said. Officers also recovered a pressure cooker in the trunk of Zamora?s 2005 Mitsubishi Galant, according to court records.
Pressure cookers have been known to be used in makeshift explosive devices, most notably in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Investigators eventually dispelled concerns that Zamora may have been plotting to use the pressure cooker as a weapon after they found traces of food inside, police said.
Zamora, who did not have an Illinois Firearm Owners Identification card, was arrested without incident. He also faces traffic violations for speeding and driving without insurance. A small group of Zamora?s relatives sat in the courtroom gallery ? including his mother, sister and brother ? and described the ordeal as a misunderstanding. They say Zamora, a graphic designer and father, traveled to Chicago to visit his newborn nephew. At the time of the traffic stop, however, he had plans with his brother Roberto Zamora.
?We were supposed to go to the gun range,? Gage Park resident Roberto Zamora said. ?He wasn?t familiar with the law in Illinois. He?s been living in Wisconsin.?
Another relative added, ?He can?t have a FOID here, so I don?t understand why they say he needs one.?
Out-of-state residents are allowed to have firearms and shoot at local gun ranges, but Illinois law requires that weapons be unloaded, enclosed in a case and not immediately accessible or in a nonfunctioning state when being transported. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recommends firearm owners carry their weapons unloaded in a case to prevent violating state law.
Police earlier said the suspect was in town to drop off a friend at O?Hare.
At Sunday?s court hearing, Judge Lyke granted Zamora a $5,000 bond. Zamora?s public defender asked that he be allowed to return to Wisconsin, however, Lyke delayed the decision until his next court date Friday. email@example.com Twitter @_tonybriscoe
NYC terror suspect seemed 'proud' of attack, official says
Eight people were killed and 13 were injured on Tuesday afternoon when a motorist intentionally drove a truck onto a bike path in lower Manhattan in what authorities are calling a suspected terror attack.
-- The rampage came to an end when the driver crashed into a school bus and got out, brandishing a paintball gun and a pellet gun, according to police.
-- The sole suspect, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, was shot in the abdomen by a police officer and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
-- Investigators have since been able to talk to Saipov, who is expected to survive. It?s unclear what, if anything, investigators learned from him, though one official told ABC News the suspect seemed ?proud? of the attack.
-- Investigators spent the overnight hours collecting video and still images from traffic and surveillance cameras along the route of the attack, sources said. Those images show that Saipov drove carefully and at moderate speed until he entered the jogging path and accelerated; investigators believe that suggests the suspect knew where he wanted to begin the attack. Authorities are pouring through toll records and other digital records to see if Saipov had scoped out the location beforehand, sources said.
At a Cabinet meeting Wednesday afternoon at the White House, President Donald Trump revealed that NYC terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov may have been able to help as many as 23 other individuals migrate to the United States, as part of a "chain migration" that began when Saipov was awarded a green card.
"This man that came in ? or whatever you want to call him ? brought in, with him, other people," the President said amidst a discussion of proposed changes to immigration policy. "And he was a point, he was the point of contact ? the primary point of contact for, and this is preliminarily ? 23 people that came in, or potentially came in with him."
"And that's not acceptable," Trump continued.
According to the White House, the President is considering a major immigration overhaul in light of Wednesday's terror attack which left eight people dead and at least a dozen injured. Trump wants to move to a "merit-based" system where immigrants are judged on their potential to contribute to American society, and awarded "points" based on things like age, level of education, and choice of career.
Soros-funded donor network set to target U.S. justice system
The Democracy Alliance ? which was co-founded by billionaire activist George Soros ? is a secretive club of wealthy liberal donors who pledge hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to approved left-wing agendas.
The group?s conference took place this past weekend at California?s posh La Costa Resort, and the Washington Free Beacon was able to obtain documents from the three-day event.
The documents show that electing ultra-progressive prosecutors in cities across the country is a key part of their ?resistance? efforts and 2018 strategy.
At the summit, closed events were held on issues ranging from using the state of California as a progressive template available elsewhere to the ?importance of prosecutor races,? according to the Free Beacon.
?Progressive prosecutors are winning?from Florida to Pennsylvania, Texas to Illinois,? a flier for one session read. ?Bold reform candidates have been propelled by movement players and driven record voter turnout of African Americans, Latinos, and Millennials?and are shifting the political narrative.?
Soros was listed as the host for an event which shared an ?early peek at more than 30 hot races? that overlap in key 2018 battlegrounds.
Quietly flooding prosecutor races with large sums of money is one of Soros? preferred methods in trying to ?overhaul? the U.S. justice system.
Larry Krasner, a progressive defense attorney who, in early November, was elected district attorney in Philadelphia, is the most recent candidate to win an election after being financially backed almost exclusively by Soros
The Department of Homeland Security says a man who fired at officers in Pennsylvania's state capital before he was shot and killed was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigrant visa
Acting DHS Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton said Saturday that "the long chain of migration" that led to Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty's admission to the U.S. was initiated years ago by a distant relative.
Authorities say El-Mofty fired at a Capitol police officer Friday and later at a state trooper, wounding her. El-Mofty then attacked other officers with two handguns and was killed.
Houlton said incidents like the one involving El-Mofty "highlight the Trump administration's concerns with extended family chain migration." He said chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program have been exploited by extremists.
Angela Merkel admits that 'no-go zones' exist in Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a major concession to Europe's populist movement this week when she admitted the existence of so-called ?no-go zones? in Germany.
Conservatives and populists have long warned of the existence of such zones as the partial consequence of mass Muslim migration from the Middle East and Africa, particularly after Merkel opened Germany?s borders in 2015 as a response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Such areas are said to be dogged by high-levels of crime and are described as "no-go zones" because outsiders, including police and other authorities, are unable to enter.
Despite evidence of the existence of areas in Western countries, European leaders and left-wing media commentators have long denied, and sometimes even mocked, those who claim that no-go zones exist.
But Merkel, who won Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2015 in part because of her open-borders stance, mentioned their existence in an interview this week with German broadcaster n-tv as she called for a zero-tolerance policy on crime.
She said that people have a right to feel safe when they meet in public places. When asked to clarify, she specified that she was talking about no-go zones.
?It means for example that there cannot be any no-go areas, that there cannot be areas where no-one dares to go but there are such places,? she said. ?One has to call them by name and do something about it.?
The Associated Press reported that it had left fellow lawmakers ?speechless.? The remarks quickly spread across Europe, fueling and encouraging nationalist-populist politicians who have pushed back against lax immigration policies.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban?s government, which has been under siege from the European Union for its hardline stance on asylum seekers, hailed Merkel?s comments as a victory.
?Today, it seems this taboo has been broken. Guess who is talking about ?no-go zones??? a blog post on the Hungarian government?s official website said.
College librarians argue Christians who say 'God bless you' are Islamophobic
If you?ve ever wished someone a ?Merry Christmas? or said ?God bless you? when someone sneezes, you?ve committed an act of ?Islamomisic microaggressions,? according to college librarians at a Massachusetts college.
The Anti-Oppression Library Guide at Simmons College in Boston is a collaborative effort among the school?s librarians, reported CampusReform.org.
?Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or behavioral indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicates hostile, derogatory, or negative slights in relation to the beliefs and religious practices of Muslims,? the librarians argue. ?They are structurally based and invoke oppressive systems of religious/Christian hierarchy.?