California Closer to Becoming ?Sanctuary State?

The California State Assembly?Judiciary Committee approved Democrats? so-called ?sanctuary state? bill?on Wednesday,?over the objections of law enforcement groups and?Democrat-leaning sheriffs? unions.

According to the?Courthouse News Service (CNS), State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Le?n (D-Los Angeles) claims that his Senate Bill 54, the ?California Values Act,? is designed to prohibit all law enforcement in California from any and all cooperation with what he has dubbed the ?Trump Deportation Machine.?

Earlier this year, De Le?n?told?the committee?that ?half his family is in the country illegally? and that his relatives regularly commit identity theft in order to work in the U.S.

For De Le?n, the new bill is?all about Trump. He?reportedly?said that if another Republican had won the presidency, his bill would not be necessary.

De Le?n insists that his bill ?doesn?t safeguard? criminals, but Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, current president of the California Sheriffs Association, disagrees:

?We believe this bill provides sanctuary to criminals and makes our communities less safe,? Brown?reportedly?said. ?SB 54 would result in many dangerous criminal offenders being released to our streets without proper communication and cooperation with immigration authorities.?

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a substantively similar bill (AB 1081) in 2012. In his?veto letter, Brown wrote, ?I am unable to sign this bill as written,? saying the bill barred cooperation in some instances he believes were serious. ?I believe it?s unwise to interfere with a sheriff?s discretion to comply with a detainer issued for people with these kinds of troubling criminal records,? he explained.

In spite of the fact?that a many of the criminal alien gang members arrested in recent raids in Los Angeles had gang ties to the notoriously brutal El Salvadoran prison gang known as MS-13, and had committed serious crimes previously, almost all of them would, arguably, have been shielded by SB 54 if it were currently the law.

Tim Donnelly?is a former California State Assemblyman and author, currently on a book tour for his new book:?Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless. He ran for governor in 2014.

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This article was originally published by Breitbart.com/California

Proposed CA Law Would Allow Bicyclists to Run Stop Signs

If two California lawmakers have their way, bicyclists will soon be able to run stop signs without stopping or even slowing down ? in essence, legalizing the ?California roll.?

According to a?Los Angeles?Times article, the ?two-tiered approach to the rules of the road ? one for cyclists and one for cars ? is unlikely to ease growing tensions over sharing California?s roadways.?

The Assembly members proposing the measure, Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, and Jay Obernolte, R-Hesperia, claim it would enhance public safety.

It may not be an easy sell, but Obernolte, an avid bicyclist himself, told the Times that allowing cyclists to run stop signs would reduce road congestion.? His theory is that since bicyclists would still have to stop at red lights, they might be ?motivated them to take less-traveled side roads rather than main roadbicycle stop sign?with traffic signals.?

That could lessen congestion and boost safety, he said.? Obernolte also claims that stopping at stop signs puts cyclists at greater risk, according to the same Times piece.? ?Their loss of momentum causes them to spend a substantially longer amount of time in the intersection.?

What neither Obernolte nor Ting nor the Times addressed was the impact of the proposed policy on innocent bystanders.? In Ting?s own San Francisco, the?Chronicle?reported a 2013 fatality caused by a cyclist blowing through multiple stop signs on a downhill road and fatally striking a 71 year-old Sutchi Hui, of San Bruno, after?running a red light. While the cyclist cut a deal with prosecutors in exchange for pleading guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter, his case illustrates how? changing the ?same road, same rights, same rules? mentality could lead to more tragedies.

According to some bicycle advocates and traffic-safety experts quoted in the Times story, the greatest threat when it comes to the rules of the road is uncertainty?and any new law that creates uncertainty is likely to increase the potential for more untimely deaths.

The powerful bicycle lobby scored a victory in 2013, requiring motorists to maintain a 3-foot or greater distance from cyclists or risk being fined.? Initially, the bill was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown?echoing my own opposition speech on the Assembly floor (after the tragic death of a 48-year-old Kevin Garland, killed in a head-on collision in 2011 in the district now represented by Obernolte) because it would have allowed motorists to cross the double-yellow line on two-lane highways, increasing the chances of a head-on collision and opening the state and municipalities up to unlimited liability.

Exemptions to laws tend to breed resentment among those who must continue to obey them. Allowing bicyclists to ?opt out? of stop signs may have the same effect.

?There?s nothing more frustrating to the average citizen than a law that?s selectively enforced,? Obernolte told the Times.

In the end, that might just?stop?this bill.

Tim Donnelly?is a former California State Assemblyman.

Author,?Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless

FaceBook:?https://www.facebook.com/tim.donnelly.12/

Twitter:??@PatriotNotPol

This piece was originally published by Breitbart.com/California

California?s Recipe for Voter Fraud on a Massive Scale

VotedThe media have exhibited?a pathological determination to ignore any possibility of voter fraud, in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary.

In this week?s?headlines, the narrative is repeated over and over again: President Donald Trump is making it all up.

USA Today: ?Fact check: Trump claims massive voter fraud; here?s the truth?

Washington Post: ?Trump?s imaginary ?voter fraud? claims will make it harder for minorities to vote?

New York Times: ??Trump?s Voter Fraud Example? A Troubled Tale With Bernhard Langer?

Los Angeles Times: ?President Trump?s voter fraud allegation is ?a lie,? says California?s top elections officer?

According to the latter?article, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla called President Trump a liar.

Breitbart News??calls to the Secretary of State?s office for a comment were not returned, but that is not surprising. California has intentionally created a recipe for voter fraud on a massive scale.

Here?s the recipe, from an article I wrote in November for PolitiChicks.com:

Treat anyone who proposes a Voter ID bill like [Saul] Alinsky would ? shame them, shun them, ridicule, then repeat.

Make access so easy that you can register to vote online up to 15 days prior to Election Day and still vote. (They pushed for same day voter registration so that people who ?forgot? to register could still register & ?participate? as late as Election Day).

Make a major push to move as many voters as possible to mail-in ballots (permanent absentee ballots).

Spend millions of taxpayer dollars handing out Drivers Licenses to millions of people illegally present in the state (with an asterisk stating, ?Federal Limits Apply?).

Pass a law requiring everyone who has a California Drivers License to be ?automatically? registered to vote?? including illegal aliens.

?If the voter does not check either the ?Yes? or ?No? box (for whether or not they are U.S. Citizen), and the registration is otherwise complete, the registration should be processed normally and entered on the voter rolls.? (See screenshot of official publication below on California Secretary of State Website regarding CA compliance with National Voting Rights Act (NVRA):?http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/nvra/laws-standards/pdf/complete.pdf

Never update statewide voter database with any information that ever disqualif[ies] a voter ? especially county coroner lists of the newly deceased.

Voter fraud recipe (Screen shot)

Voter fraud recipe (Screen shot)

When you look at what California has done to protect the ruling class of Democrat politicians and powerful public sector unions who represent the legions of bureaucrats, it?s diabolically simple and diabolically clever.

And easy to understand why.

Hundreds of millions in contracts and pay increases for tens of thousands of public sector unions and permanent political careers for politicians are at stake, and as long as the unions keep their cronies in power, the gravy train continues.

All you have to do is follow the money.

They created a system where it was virtually impossible to ever catch anyone cheating, removed all verification processes, automatically register[ed] all drivers license holders ? whether they like it or not, and then launch[ed] that program immediately after granting every one of the?untold millions of illegal aliens?in California a driver[?s]?license.

When the?Election Integrity Project?brought forth a?report on documented voter fraud, the LA Times and other publications slamming Mr. Trump ? you guessed it ? (yawn) ignored the facts.

California is not an isolated case.

A Breitbart News story from October documents serious, widespread voter fraud involving non-citizen voting in Virginia. Many of the safeguards previously in place have been removed ? in large part due to pressure brought by George Soros-backed organizations ostensibly fighting for voter integrity. The only problem is that these Soros-funded groups oppose Voter ID laws and every effective measure to safeguard the integrity of the vote.

A?Breitbart News story disclosed that in Virginia, ?state officials had used the federal Systematic Alien?Verification for Entitlements?database?[SAVE] ??to detect and remove aliens from the voting rolls.? And it added: ?One of the top priorities of the Soros Advancement Project is to?stop the use?of SAVE to purge voter lists.?

Last year, in New York City, Alan Schulkin, Commissioner of the Board of Elections, was caught on hidden video by Provject Veritas?talking about how Democrats commit voter fraud in New York City.

?Yeah, they should ask for your ID. I think there is a lot of voter fraud,? said Schulkin, who elaborated?on the types of voter fraud that are taking place in New York.

Voter fraud has been labeled as a right-wing myth by the left, but Schulkin, a Democrat, confirmed everyone?s worst fears, going against the grain of his own party.

?You know, I don?t think it?s too much to ask somebody to show some kind of an ID. ? Like I say, people don?t realize, certain neighborhoods in particular they bus people around to vote,? said Schulkin.

According to a Fox News op-ed?by John Fund and Hans A. von Spakovsky, President Trump?s investigation of voter fraud is long overdue. The piece documents a complete unwillingness of President Barack Obama?s Department of Justice to take any action. ?This refusal to enforce the law came despite a 2012 study from the Pew Center on the States estimating that one out of every eight voter registrations is inaccurate, out-of-date or a duplicate.?

One thing we do know, if President Trump acts, the media will cover it.

And who knows, maybe the guy who defied every prediction, and became the most powerful political leader in the world, will succeed in forcing the media to cover the failings of the very foundation of our Republic ? our elections ? and build public pressure to fix them.

Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman.

Author,?Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless

FaceBook:?https://www.facebook.com/tim.donnelly.12/

Twitter:??@PatriotNotPol

This piece was originally published by Breitbart.com/California

Referendum to Restore Personal Choice in Vaccinations Dies

vaccine2The drive to?restore California?s vaccination exemptions through the state?referendum?process has failed.

At stake was Senate Bill 277, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on a wave of concern that ?herd immunity? among California children was compromised by a growing anti-vaccination trend. Coauthored by?state Sens. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and Ben Allen, D-Redondo Beach, SB277??will require all children entering kindergarten to be vaccinated unless a doctor certifies that a child has a medical condition, such as allergies, preventing it,? as the Los Angeles Daily News?summarized?the law.

Missing the mark

After submitting signatures gathered in the hopes of meeting the legal threshold of adequate public support, organizers behind the would-be measure discovered that their numbers had fallen short: ?They turned in some 228,000 signatures on petitions for a referendum to overturn the measure, far short of the number needed to qualify it for next year?s ballot,? as the Los Angeles Times reported. ?Referendum supporters needed the signatures of 365,880 registered voters by Monday to place the measure before state voters in November 2016.?

Efforts to meet the requirements?were bedeviled by?the shoestring character of the operation. ?While the campaign deployed paid signature gatherers in the final stretch before the deadline, it was largely a volunteer effort,? according to?the Sacramento Bee, ?a tough task given that successful initiative campaigns typically cost millions of dollars.?

Citing internal documentation, the Bee noted that some California counties weren?t represented at all in the final tally. ?Organizers in six counties did not submit any signatures by the deadline, according to an initial survey of raw data from the California secretary of state?s office. While the organizers? spreadsheet contains estimates for large population centers like Orange County, Los Angeles County and Riverside County, they did not have an estimate for 16 counties in addition to the six the secretary of state said did not submit signatures,? the paper reported.

Raising allegations

vaccination cartoonBut one of the foremost political figures behind the movement to restore the personal belief exemption to mandatory child vaccinations alleged that the signature-gathering effort had fallen victim to foul play. ?The leading proponent of the effort, former Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, said in an email Monday that volunteers were coerced and threatened while collecting signatures,? according to the Associated Press. ?Donnelly did not return repeated messages inquiring about the effort?s chances but said in his email that he was proud of the volunteers who worked on the campaign ?whatever the outcome is.’? Donnelly said the push ?was sabotaged from without and within by powerful forces from its very inception, but we never gave up and we never gave in.?

Although Donnelly had gained notoriety of late as an outspoken?gubernatorial candidate, his charges have yet to faze supporters of?the?stringent?vaccination mandate. In remarks to KOVR Sacramento, Pan?said he supported ?the?right to pursue a referendum,? according to the Daily News. But Pan also?told reporters?he was ?sure the voters of California are not interested in letting a privileged few take away the rights of all Californians to be safe from preventable disease,? the AP noted.

Plan B

As the deadline for submitting signatures neared, some anti-vaccination?activists created what could be a second opportunity to accomplish objectives similar to the hoped-for referendum. In a recent message posted to Facebook, the group announced that they had filed for a so-called?Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment Initiative. ?The measure was filed now in part because the filing fee for initiatives is going up Jan. 1 from $200 to $2,000,? the post said, according to the Los Angeles Times. ?Supporters have six months to collect signatures for an initiative, far longer than 90 days provided for a referendum.?

Originally published by CalWatchdog.com