Patterico's Pontifications


Mexico Takes on Trump and Immigration

Filed under: Immigration,International — DRJ @ 4:03 pm

[Headlines from DRJ]

ReutersMexico detains 791 undocumented migrants, National Guard starts to patrol southern border:

Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign nationals were found in four trucks stopped in the eastern state of Veracruz, confirming earlier reports about a mass detention.

The apprehension came as Mexico steps up efforts to reduce a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who vowed to hit Mexican goods with tariffs if Mexico does not do more to stem illegal immigration.

As part of those efforts, Mexico has pledged to deploy 6,000 National Guard members along its border with Guatemala.

I like this. Marc Thiessen says it shows “Trump’s Mexican-Tariff Move Was A True Victory.” It will be a victory when the Mexican government makes it official policy that lasts more than 45 or 90 days.

UPDATE / RELATED: Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border. Yemenis, too. Sometimes they are called special interest aliens.


Phoenix Family Sues Police

Filed under: Crime,Law — DRJ @ 1:21 pm

[Headlines from DRJ]

Heavy.comShocking Video of Phoenix Cops Holding Black Family at Gunpoint Over $1 Doll:

The term shocking is oft used to describe surprising or eye-popping viral videos. There may be no more ‘shocking’ videos than these of Phoenix police pulling guns on a young black family in a parking lot over the alleged shoplifting of a 99-cent Barbie-like doll from a dollar store.

On May 27, Dravon Ames, 22, his pregnant fiancée Iesha Harper, 24, and their daughters, Island, 4 and 1-year-old London, were held at gunpoint by several screaming Phoenix police officers. Police were responding to an anonymous caller about a possible shoplifting incident of a dollar store Barbie doll. Court documents show that the dollar store did not call for police. With guns drawn, and screaming orders rife with foul language, cops surrounded the family at their car, pulled guns, and threatened to kill them.

Family to sue Phoenix PD for $10 million over officers’ response to shoplifting incident, police respond:

The Phoenix Police Department released more information on Friday and said officers were at the Dollar Store looking into another shoplifting incident when a store employee told them about the stolen doll.

Police said that officer walked toward the car but it drove off. Then a description of the car was broadcast over the radio and officers found it near 32nd Street and McDowell Road.

The police report said officers told Ames and Harper to show their hands. One officer said he drew his gun because Ames “began to reach towards the center of the vehicle between the front seats.” Harper refused to show her hands because she had the two children in the car, police said.

According to the police report, Ames was interviewed and admitted to shoplifting from the store as well and threw a pair of underwear out the window when he was leaving.


Martin’s Park Opens in Boston

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 12:46 pm

[Headline from DRJ]

WBUR BostonMartin’s Park Opens To Honor 8-Year-Old Victim Of Boston Marathon Bombing:

Hundreds of people gathered at a playground Saturday to honor the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The newly opened Martin’s Park is named in memory of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the 2013 terrorist attack.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh touts the park, along South Boston’s waterfront, as an architectural feat and an example of the resolve of the city and the Richard family.

Bill Richard said that his kids loved parks because when you live in the city, parks are your backyard. What a great family to take an awful event for them — all injured, plus losing 8-year-old Martin, and their 6-year-old daughter Jane lost a leg — and turn it into an incredibly fun, disability-friendly park for everyone.

Six years in the making, the Park is built on City-donated land but funded by private donations with a private endowment to pay for future maintenance. It truly is a beautiful gift to everyone in Martin’s memory.

God bless them.

— Drj

Happy Father’s Day !

Filed under: Sports — DRJ @ 12:20 pm

[Headlines from DRJ]

The fathers I know are enjoying family time, along with the US Open and the College World Series.

Special best wishes to the Fathers here.


Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 129

Filed under: Bach Cantatas,General,Music — Patterico @ 12:01 am

It is Trinity Sunday. Today’s Bach cantata is “Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott” (Praised be the Lord, my God).

Today’s Gospel reading is John 16:12-15:

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

The text of today’s piece is available here. It contains these words, praising the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:

Praised be the Lord,
my God, my light, my life,
my Creator, who has
given me my body and soul;
my Father, who has protected me
from my mother’s womb,
who at every moment
does much good for me.

Praised be the Lord,
my God, my light, my life,
the most beloved Son of the Father,
who gave Himself for me,
who has redeemed me
with His precious blood,
who in faith presents
Himself to me, the highest good.

Praised be the Lord,
my God, my comfort, my life,
the worthy Spirit of the Father,
which the Son gave to me,
who revives my heart,
who give me new strength,
who in all trouble
creates wisdom, comfort and aid.

Happy listening! Soli Deo gloria.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

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