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St. Cloud, MN~Ground Zero

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REVOLT! U.S. CITY ‘GROUND ZERO’ IN REFUGEE BATTLE

Why everyone is watching on both sides of migrant issue

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Most Somali refugees start out here, at the United Nations Daadab refugee camp on the Kenya-Somalia border. Between 5.000 and 11,000 per year are sent to the United States, along with thousands of others from Syria, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

A small city in the Midwest is becoming “ground-zero” for a long-simmering battle over refugee resettlement that could have a ripple effect across the United States.

St. Cloud and the surrounding small cities of Central Minnesota have been the drop-off points for thousands of refugees coming from United Nations camps over the past 15 years.

This area was represented in Congress by conservative firebrand Michele Bachmann until 2015, and many of her supporters to this day believe the refugee industry tried to punish her for taking a strong stand against Muslim immigration.

Now, with the continued influx of refugees putting pressure on cramped schools and growing costs for policing and indigent healthcare – some taxpaying residents are beginning to ask a pointed question of themselves, and their elected politicians: “What’s in it for us?”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/revolt-u-s-city-ground-zero-in-refugee-battle/#w7vzxzy9Qr0R7c00.99

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The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy

St. Cloud, MN: a microcosm of the battle ahead for cities targeted by federal refugee program

Ann Corcoran

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 24, 2017

The dramatic change in demographic makeup and the escalation of tensions in St. Cloud came to my attention in the earliest days of writing this blog when my then blog partner, Judy, wrote in 2008 about how Somali students were harassing a service dog to such a degree that it caused the disabled student to leave the school.

See that story here.

It is a good thing that we captured some of that story because it seems to no longer be available at the St. Cloud Times, which surprise, surprise, seems to be the case for many of the articles we have reported on from St. Cloud in the ensuing 9 years.

Recommendation!  I can’t do it here, but when I look at RRW’s archives on St. Cloud (that began with the dog abuse story) what immediately comes to mind is that what has happened to the city, now the third highest for the direct resettlement of Somalis in the state (Minneapolis and St. Paul, are numbers one and two), is that someone should do a documentary film or write a book about the transformation of a small American city that began with a meatpacking plant’s desire for cheap labor.

And what got me thinking about it this morning is this snarky editorial in the St. Cloud Times blaming the Christian haters for the tension there.

Before I get to that, take a look at my St. Cloud archive by clicking here.

A sampling of stories that you should look at include:

St. Cloud, MN Somalis turn up the stealth jihad heat, demand “human rights”

St. Cloud, MN a perfect example of community agitation to bring “change”

St. Cloud, MN update: refugees now arriving there directly from camps

On this last post, I checked data at Wrapsnet and St. Cloud was getting Somalis directly, immediately after 9/11, but I believe Lutheran Social Services MN (the resettlement contractor there) didn’t open an office in the city until 2010.

But, direct resettlement doesn’t tell the whole story because Minnesota leads the nation in secondary migration (Somali refugees placed in other states move to MN to be with their own kind of people.)

Continue Reading: https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/st-cloud-mn-a-microcosm-of-the-battle-ahead-for-cities-targeted-by-federal-refugee-program/


St. Cloud City Council Meeting 09/25/2017

 

Wake Up St. Cloud Times

From Peace In St. Cloud: The left wing under researched St. Cloud Times has gone off a journalistic cliff with this ridiculous piece of fiction ….. 

First of all we are all children of immigrants and no one has said or will ever say anything about our immigrants that indicates we do not love and care for them.  We do think our immigration laws should be enforced and reason applied to the children brought here by illegal parents.  

But our questions and concerns apply only to unknown, unavailable, untrackable numbers of refugees ( No Christians allowed even though they are suffering genocide in their home countries) streaming into our fairly small town with a moderate tax base to continue to care for them as the volags that bring them look to the tax payers to continue their care.  All we ask our elected officials is research the numbers and analyze our ability to continue bringing more in through the UN appointed volags.  

The Mayor and Council and State representatives are invited to the Lutheran Social Services meetings where it is required that local and state governments be consulted.  This is where the questions must be asked.  But this is where none of our government officials show up to ask any….We are simply asking them to start asking questions and let the people know the answers.

It’s fine to get to know our new neighbors and many are doing so …this concern has nothing to do with being good neighbors but everything to do with economic sustainability if this continues unabated for years and years with no questions asked. 

We owe it to our children and grandchildren to use reason and caution and demographics must be taken into consideration….how many taxpayers can we lose due to flight from poor City induced conditions and still survive?  

This has nothing to do with attacking the religious beliefs of others…..Wake up St. Cloud Times…the quality of your staff is deteriorating and it shows.   

1 year after stabbing, know from whom hate emanates

If Central Minnesota is going to look back on one year since the Crossroads Center attacks and ask about community relations and people getting along, we at least need to be honest.

When it comes to publicly exuding religious extremism in Central Minnesota and a lack of tolerance for others, it’s not from new immigrants nor Muslims. It’s from long-time residents. And Christians.

Make no mistake: It’s not all Christians, not all residents. In fact, the good news since the attacks is many local residents — Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and none of above — made concerted efforts to get to know their neighbors.

Continue Reading: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2017/09/23/1-year-after-stabbing-know-whom-hate-emanates/681281001/


Click to watch:  St. Cloud City Council Meeting 

Valued opinion from a former St. Cloud resident……

I managed to view the entire City Council proceedings.  It was mostly very painful.  It seems that Roberts Rules of Order have digressed into highly specialized jargon that is nearly unintelligible to ordinary people.  This may be intentional, to mask or obfuscate the content of proceedings, or it may simply be the result of unconstrained bureaucratic processes run amok.  I would like to think that the latter is the case.

On the issue Jeff Johnson brought up, regarding Council attendance at quarterly LSS immigration planning meetings, his very reasonable suggestion was summarily dismissed for bureaucratic and mostly unintelligible reasons.  Nobody stated that the LSS meetings were outside the bounds of Council interests and responsibilities.  The main objection appeared to simply be a dislike of any Council representation or attendance at the LSS meetings.  That objection is irrational and flaunts the Council charter.

In my opinion, since the Council apparently hesitates to attend any LSS meetings, LSS should be requested to brief the Council with the results of their meetings, especially regarding immigration issues and plans that directly impact city (and school district) budgets and resources.

Also, mention was made that St Cloud’s demographics have changed due to recent immigration.  How much have they changed, using what metrics of measurement?  The Council should conduct a study of how demographic changes caused by immigration have impacted city functions and resources, as well as the projected impact of best known, future planned immigration.  The study should answer questions selected by the Council, as being most germane to the Council’s charter.

The proceedings were quite painful to watch, but enlightening nonetheless.  I don’t know how Jeff can take it.  I sure don’t want his job.  I drink enough as it is.

-Mike

FIRST AMENDMENT UPHELD IN MN

MN Supreme Court throws out law against disorderly conduct at meetings 

Bob Collins 

The Minnesota Supreme Court has tossed out a disorderly conduct law aimed at people who disrupt public meetings.

The Court ruled in the case of Robin Hensel, of Little Falls, who was cited for disorderly conduct after she moved her chairs closer to city councilors at a meeting, days after the Council rescheduled a meeting when Hensel displayed signs that depicted dead and deformed children, blocking the view of others in the audience.

She was convicted after a judge refused to allow her to enter a defense under the First Amendment.

“The Court has made clear that “the First Amendment does not guarantee the right to communicate one’s views at all times and places or in any manner that may be desired,” Court of Appeals Judge Michelle Ann Larkin ruled last year upholding the conviction.

Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court overruled the Court of Appeals, ruling the statute about disturbing public meetings is overly broad (See full opinion).

Here’s how the law reads:

Whoever does any of the following in a public or private place, including on a school bus, knowing, or having reasonable grounds to know that it will, or will tend to, alarm, anger or disturb others or provoke an assault or breach of the peace, is guilty of disorderly conduct, which is a misdemeanor:
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(2) disturbs an assembly or meeting, not unlawful in its character . .

“An individual could violate the statute by, for example, wearing an offensive t-shirt, using harsh words in addressing another person, or even raising one’s voice in a speech,” Justice David Stras wrote for the majority in today’s opinion.

This statute presents us with a “criminal prohibition of alarming breadth.” Stevens, 559 U.S. at 474. It criminalizes a public speech that “criticize[s] various political and racial groups . . . as inimical to the nation’s welfare.” It prohibits an individual from wearing a jacket containing an offensive inscription to a meeting. And certainly, it would forbid someone from burning the American flag on a public street.

In addition to being disruptive of gatherings of all kinds, all of these actions share a common quality: they are protected under the First Amendment. Due to the countless ways in which [the law] can prohibit and chill protected expression, we conclude that the statute facially violates the First Amendment’s overbreadth doctrine.

Continue Reading: https://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2017/09/mn-supreme-court-throws-out-law-against-disorderly-conduct-at-meetings/

Secrecy Is The Freedom Tyrants Dream Of

  

State Agency That Disciplines Judges Fights to Keep Operating in Secrecy after 56 Yrs.

AUGUST 2017

A California judicial commission that’s operated in secrecy for more than five and a half decades is engaged in a legal battle to thwart an audit ordered by state legislators and Judicial Watch has filed a court brief supporting the long overdue probe in the name of transparency. A court hearing has been rescheduled three times and shuffled around to different judges, with the latest scheduled for August 17 before Judge Suzanne Bolanos in San Francisco Superior Court. The case sheds much-needed light on the unbelievable history of a taxpayer-funded agency that’s conducted its business in private—and with no oversight—for 56 years, even though protecting the public is among its key duties. The agency is known as Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) and it’s charged with enforcing rigorous standards of judicial conduct and disciplining judges in the nation’s largest court system.

California’s court system serves over 37 million people and has more than double the judges (1,882) of the federal judicial system, which has 840. The CJP should serve as a tool to keep the system in check. Instead the commission has dismissed 90% of complaints about judges in the last decade, according to figures published in a California newspaper. Only 3.4% ended in disciplinary action and less than 1% led to public censure. None of the decisions were transparent, the news story reveals, and critics have demanded accountability for CJP for years, asserting that the commission gives “biased and inept judges a pass.” In its 2016 annual report, CJP discloses that 1,079 of the 1,210 complaints it received were dismissed after “initial review.” Discipline was issued in only 45 cases with more than half of the offenders receiving an “advisory letter.” Eleven others received “private admonishment,” six got “public admonishment” and eight “public discipline.” Only one judge was removed from office and another received public censure. Offenses included on-bench abuse of authority, administrative malfeasance, bias or appearance of bias and improper political activities.

Last year, a California legislative committee authorized State Auditor Elaine Howle to conduct the first-ever examination into the CJP, including whether the commission upholds due process when considering allegations against judges and how investigators determine which complaints to dismiss. Lawmakers finally acted after mounting pressure from a variety of sources, including Court Reform LLC, a group that pushes for fair and transparent courts that’s found CJP is “ineffective at enforcing judicial discipline, wastes public money and is too secretive about its operations.” An in-depth probe conducted by the group compares the data and policies of judicial disciplinary commissions in California and three other states and finds that the CJP is “under-investigating and under-disciplining judicial misconduct and misappropriating public funds.” It calls for the state auditor to investigate. Howle is appointed by the governor and her office functions as an independent external auditor that provides nonpartisan, accurate and timely assessments of California government’s financial and operational activities.


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The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards

The Board on Judicial Standards is an independent state agency (meaning no outside oversight) that responds to complaints about Minnesota state court judges for violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct.  If it is determined that a judge violated the Code, the judge may be disciplined by the Board or by the Minnesota Supreme Court.  The Board also handles judicial disability matters, issues advisory opinions, and seeks to educate judges and others about judicial ethics.

Board Elects New Officers for 2017-2018

Timothy Gephart

Judge David Knutson

On December 16, 2016 the Board elected the following officers to two-year terms beginning January 1, 2017:
Chair:  Timothy Gephart (public member)
Vice-Chair:  Judge David L. Knutson (See complaint against Judge Knutson and the BJS boilerplate response below)  
The Board also selected attorney Cindy K. Telstad as the third member of the Board’s Executive Committee.

Brief bios of the Board members are available here.

The Board has ten members: one judge from the Court of Appeals, three district court judges, two lawyers, and four citizens who are not judges or lawyers. All members are appointed by the Governor and, except for the judges, require confirmation by the Senate. The Board is supported by an Executive Secretary, a Staff Attorney, and an Executive Assistant. The Board on Judicial Standards supports the statewide outcome of efficient and accountable government services.

The General Fund is the state government’s main operating fund with the majority of funds coming from state taxes.

The Minnesota Constitution authorizes the Legislature to “provide for the retirement, removal, or other discipline of any judge who is disabled, incompetent, or guilty of conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.” Minn. Const. Art. 6, Sec. 9.

Minn. Const. Art. 8, Sec. 2  Officers subject to impeachment; grounds; judgment. “The governor, secretary of state, auditor, attorney general and the judges of the supreme court, court of appeals and district courts may be impeached for corrupt conduct in office or for crimes and misdemeanors.”

The Minnesota Legislature just set up “figure head” enforcement agencies to give the “illusion of oversight, law and order” (Simulated Justice) to the general public. The Minnesota Legislature rendered the agencies powerless to do anything about Citizen Complaints and Minnesota Governmental unit transgressions. Our Tyrannical Government counted on most citizens not having the financial resources nor knowledge to follow through on forcing their complaints and/or issues from being addressed and resolved. And for anyone who would dare press the complaints and issues beyond the initial “status quo guardians”, demonization, discrediting and economic retaliation are used to neutralize these voices of discontent and dissent.    Don Mashak~ Political Google Site

We have options people. Passivity, complacency, ignorance and fear are not among them!

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Minnesota’s Solution to Silencing Truth-Tellers

Hennepin Co. Sheriff Rich Stanek                                                                     John Guondolo

Minnesota officials have the same modus operandi when the truth is revealed: Attack, Censorship, and Dirty Tricks 

When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.  Piers Anthony

Accusations fly after MN sheriff, ex-FBI agent scuffle in Reno

By Steve Timko

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A Minnesota sheriff has been granted a restraining order in Minnesota against an ex-FBI agent he said attacked him at a sheriff’s conference at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno in June 2017.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek official portrait.

Washoe County District Attorney’s Office public information officer Michelle Bays confirmed the office has received a citation against John Guandolo of Dallas for misdemeanor battery but said the office has not made a decision on prosecution.

The blog Imagine2050 brought the incident to light after it obtained a copy of a sealed restraining order granted against Guandolo for Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek. It was filed in Hennepin County, Minn., on July 16.

Stanek spoke at the National Sheriff’s Office national conference in Reno on June 28. In the restraining order request, he wrote that he agreed to meet with Guandolo to discuss an article on Guandolo’s Understanding the Threat website in which Guandolo accused the sheriff of refusing to address a growing jihadi threat in Minnesota, among other criticisms.

Continue reading: http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/UPDATE-Accusations-in-scuffle-between-sheriff-ex-FBI-agent-in-Reno-440078943.html

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office from Minnesota released this statement: 
On June 28, 2017, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was physically assaulted while attending the National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada. John Guandolo, of Dallas Texas, was cited for battery. Guandolo was presenting at the conference on behalf of the “Understanding the Threat” organization.
The Hennepin County District Court has issued a Harassment Restraining Order against Guandolo. The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Stanek serves as the 2nd Vice President of the National Sheriffs’ Association and Chair of the Homeland Security Committee.

Understanding the Threat

Statement from Understanding the Threat on behalf of John Guandolo
Shockingly, UTT President John Guandolo was assaulted by Sheriff Rich Stanek of Hennepin County MN during a law enforcement conference at a Reno hotel earlier this summer. The sheriff physically roughed up Mr. Guandolo after his demands for removal of critical comments from the UTT website were declined.
Charges and counter-charges by both men stemming from the June 28 incident are pending in the Nevada courts. The National Sheriffs’ Association, host of the Reno conference, responded with a defamatory letter about Mr. Guandolo, but quickly retracted it on the advice of legal counsel.
We are confident John Guandolo will be fully vindicated, and that Sheriff Stanek’s unprofessional conduct will be condemned, when this matter is adjudicated.
The whole thing appears to have been a setup instigated by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers to impede UTT’s growing national influence as a truth-teller against jihad and sharia in the US homeland. But I guarantee you, UTT will not be silenced by lawless intimidation of this kind.

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John Guandolo is the Founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com, an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local leadership and agencies, and designing strategies at all levels of the community to defeat the enemy.

Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who took a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm. From 1991-1996, he served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer. During this time, he also deployed to the Adriatic/Bosnia. He served for one year as the Unit Leader for the CINC’s In-Extremis Force, directly reporting to a Combatant Commander in a classified mission profile. Mr. Guandolo was a combat diver, military free-fall parachutist, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.

Below is the article that sparked the false HRO filed by Hennepin County Rich Stanek

In This War Minnesota’s Twin Cities Are Lost

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After spending all of last week in Minnesota, UTT’s professional assessment of the enemy situation is this: the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota – known as the “Twin Cities” – are in enemy-held territory. They are, at least for the time being, lost – meaning, they are under the control of a collaborative jihadist/marxist element there.

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in America.  It is estimated that over 125,000 Somalis live there, most of whom are in the Minneapolis area.  This community sent at least 22 Islamic jihadi fighters overseas to fight for the terrorist group Al Shabaab, although some estimate the number is closer to four dozen.

Inside a 10 mile radius of Minneapolis city-center, there are at least 29 Islamic Centers/mosques, and an unknown number of home-mosques.  The Twin Cities area is home to Hamas organizations including CAIR and Islamic Associations.  The Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim Students Associations (MSAs) are on at least 21 Minnesota college and university campuses. There are MSAs in at least 11 Minnesota high schools recruiting jihadis and turning public opinion towards the Palestinian Cause (Hamas) and away from Israel.

Without exception, elected officials in the Twin Cities’ area have not only surrendered to local Islamic leaders, they are using the force of their positions to silence and attack Minnesota citizens who want to keep their freedom.

Excerpt on Sheriff Rich Stanek

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Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek (l) and President Barak Obama (r)

In March 2016, Sheriff Stanek and other law enforcement organizations from around Minneapolis hosted the jihadi community in the Hennepin County Public Safety Office. The message to the Muslims was that the law enforcement community would protect Muslims from “hate crimes and backlash” despite the fact FBI Criminal data shows no such threat exists in the U.S.   Yet, despite the threat from increasing jihadi attacks, including the recent stabbing by a Muslim jihadi in a mall in St. Cloud on September 17, 2016, numerous Muslims are being recruited in Minneapolis for terrorist groups, and no measures have been taken by the Sheriff to deter the threat other than outreach to the Muslim community.

Continue Reading: https://www.understandingthethreat.com/in-this-war-minnesotas-twin-cities-are-lost/


Below is my own experience with MN officials

When We Lose Free Speech-We Lose Everything

This Is the Plan People

Make sure to watch the video at the end of the article
GONE VIRAL: “Dearborn, Michigan is a MESS”

BY DML DAILY  

Written by DML

Yesterday, I was walking into a 7-Eleven store to get a cup of coffee.  I opened the door and held it open for an African-American man wearing a PENN TRUCKING uniform.  He stopped in his tracks when he reached the doorway and asked, “Do I know you?”

As I walked away from him, I noticed the other people standing at the coffee counter staring at me — clearly, they were listening to the conversation between myself and the man.

A few seconds later, the man returns to the store and walks over to me as I am making my coffee.  My antennas go up — I’m thinking this guy probably figured out who I am and he doesn’t like my politics.

Ready for an altercation, I stand my guard as he holds his cell phone up to my face.  “This is you”, he proudly exclaims. He then hits the play button. I see myself sitting on an Amtrak train talking about my experience in Dearborn, Michigan.

I laugh, “Yes, that is me.”

He sticks out his hand and says, “You are my hero, brother.”  I ask, “Really, why is that?”

He goes on to tell me about the deliveries he makes to Michigan every few months.  “Fred” is a truck driver, and when he goes to Dearborn he cannot believe the changes taking place.  “The entire place is written in Arabic. People are dressed in full black dresses from head to toe, their faces are all covered.  I don’t like it at all, the place is a mess,” he says.

I ask, “Did you vote for Trump?”  He replies, “F*ck yes.”

The woman next to me is making herself a cup of coffee.  She stops and asks, “Can I see that video?”  Fred hands her the cell phone and she hits play.  Fred says, “What he shows in the video is true.”  The woman then hits pause and hands the phone back to Fred.  “I’ve seen this video — you look different in person,” she says to me.

Fred and the lady tell me they’ve shared the video with all of their friends and family.

To date, just on YouTube alone, it’s been watched more than 2 million times.  Tack on the Facebook version and the pirated copies of the video, and the estimated number is closer to 10 million.

The video speaks for itself.   Here you go — take a look at Dearborn, Michigan:

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