Right on cue, the family of 16-year-old Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann has retained legal counsel… the high-powered variety who specializes in going after media organizations for libel and slander. Let the well-deserved legalese games begin. Everyone that gets sued on this has richly earned it.
They’ve evidently hired L. Lin Wood. To give you a feel for the guy, disgraced so-called journalist Dan Rather described him as the “attorney for the damned.” He’s known for his uber “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations.” The New York Times and the Washington Post come to mind here… then he can move on to CNN and NBC.
Tucker Carlson highlights what happened to the high school boys from Covington Catholic High School that the media failed to show pic.twitter.com/xg7uqaRi12
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 22, 2019
Sandmann’s family made the announcement in a statement that was released by the Hemmer DeFrank Wessels law firm, according to The Enquirer. “…Todd McMurtry, the family’s legal counsel, conducted an extensive search to find a nationally-recognized attorney skilled in the fields of libel, defamation, and the First Amendment,” the release said.
I usually don’t revel in people getting tangled in lawfare but this time it’s different. What did they think would happen? You slander and libel teen boys who go to a boys’ private Catholic prep school and make it all but impossible for them to get into Ivy League colleges… this was as predictable as the sun rising. Most of these boys probably come from wealthy families and even if they didn’t, the attorneys are lining up to take the cases pro bono to make a name for themselves.
Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders says the process is "already underway" in filing criminal charges against people who have made threats against the Covington Catholic students on Twitter pic.twitter.com/PhiGLeenk8
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 24, 2019
Wood has a lengthy list or high profile clients that he has represented in major cases including the family of JonBenet Ramsey and others. This is not the legal second string… this is a star pitcher and he’s about to hit the left with everything he’s got.
“Mr. Wood brings an unrivaled record of success in the courtroom, having represented such clients as the family of JonBenet Ramsey, former Rep. Gary Condit and Richard Jewell in lawsuits against the media,” McMurtry wrote. “Mr. Wood visited with the family today in northern Kentucky. He is committed to bringing justice to 16-year-old Nick Sandmann and his family. Further announcements should be expected in the next few days.”
From The Daily Wire:
“Sandmann was thrust into national spotlight over the weekend after far-left activists and left-wing journalists spread a selectively edited video clip of an interaction between him and Native American Nathan Phillips. The Daily Wire reported:
“The three-minute video was posted online by a group of Native American protesters who claimed they were harassed and intimidated by a group of Covington Catholic High School students waiting for their bus near the Lincoln Memorial. The video is heavily clipped at the beginning and end, and shows only an apparent “confrontation” between a protester named Nathan Phillips and a Make America Great Again-hat wearing teen. …
“Saturday night, a two-hour long, full video of the confrontation became widely available on social media, and that video shows a very different interaction than the one initially portrayed. The video, taken from the point of view of a second group of protesters who witnessed the interaction, shows that Phillips approached the teens — not the other way around, as Phillips claims — and that the teens were relatively peaceful during the incident, laughing and clapping along with Phillips’ drumming, and occasionally asking questions like, “what is going on here?”
“The Covington Catholic students were verbally attacked by a designated hate group that called them “Child molesting f**gots,” “Dirty a*s crackers,” “Future school shooters,” and “Incest babies.”
“Rob Sanders, a prosecutor for Kenton County, Kentucky where Covington Catholic High is located, told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night that a criminal investigation against those who threatened the students is “already underway.”‘
I said at the beginning this would happen and here we are. I wish Mr. Wood good hunting on this one.
The full transcript of Ingraham’s interview with Sanders provided via Fox News is below – enjoy:
INGRAHAM: Covington Catholic School has reopened but the violent threats against the students have not stopped. In fact, the Covington Diocese received a suspicious package just tonight. We share tweet after tweet with you from celebrities, liberal commentators calling for attacks and even the death of these teenagers. Tonight some hope that this hate speech will not go unpunished.
Joining me now exclusively for his first national television interview is Rob Sanders. He’s a prosecutor for Kenton County, Kentucky where Covington Catholic High is located. Rob, it’s good to see you. What kind of charges could realistically be filed and against whom?
ROB SANDERS, KENTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY PROSECUTOR: Well, we have a number of different charges in Kentucky that might apply. The one that jumps out the fastest is terroristic threatening. Now there’s three different degrees of terroristic threatening in Kentucky, two of them are felonies.
The most common one, I think that might apply in this situation is terroristic threatening second-degree, that’s any time that someone threatens death or violence against an educational institution in Kentucky or any student in the educational institution in connection with the school function.
Now that is a Class D felony. It’s one to five years in the state penitentiary. That could rise to five to ten years in a Class C felony if the person threatens that violence or death in connection to an educational institution in it the use of a device of mass destruction or weapon of mass destruction.
INGRAHAM: Yes. Well, you have – this is happening on Twitter though.
SANDERS: –that would double up the–
INGRAHAM: Mr. Sanders, this is happening on Twitter from different states.
SANDERS: Yes, ma’am.
INGRAHAM: –different locations, does that hinder the prosecution? I mean you don’t really need an – I mean, you have to interview these people, they’re in different states. You’re going to have to get to them somehow.
SANDERS: Well, it makes it much more difficult. It makes it much more difficult, much more complicated, #1. There’s a number of misdemeanors that could apply in a lot of these cases, but we can’t reach across state lines and extradite for misdemeanors–
SANDERS: –which means, we would have to wait for the person to come back to Kentucky or make a stop in Kentucky before we could ever arrest them. But when it comes to the offenses that rise to the felony level, we can extradite.
Now it’s not as easy as staying a Twitter handle. We can’t reach out and just arrest someone who – half the time they’re using a fake name, fake profile picture that sort of thing. We have to go through a process of issuing subpoenas, search warrants, getting–
INGRAHAM: Are you going to do this?
SANDERS: –information that goes with – it’s already underway. I’ve had detectives in and out of my office all day today. We were starting with some comments, some threats that were made in state, because those are people that we don’t even have to extradite. And we are moving on then to the ones that are out of state.
We’ve had the detective that works in my office has already been busy issuing Grand Jury Subpoenas and composing search warrants for detectives at other agencies.
SANDERS: –sending out, so we can get the information associated with the ownership of these accounts.
INGRAHAM: All right.
SANDERS: We get the IP addresses that are registered–
INGRAHAM: You got to get these people.
SANDERS: Then we find out.
INGRAHAM: I mean, it’s only – you are only one office–
SANDERS: That’s right, we find out who uses the internet, those IP addresses.
INGRAHAM: Yes, we get the IP addresses. We’re going to follow-up with you later in the week to find out where you are on this. But–
SANDERS: Yes, ma’am.
INGRAHAM: –this has to happen. Because, until people–
SANDERS: Well, it’s going to happen. Everybody’s got to realize that these- –
INGRAHAM: –have to got jail. They have to go to jail. That’s got to hurt. Otherwise, someone is getting hurt and I fear – we’re about to talk to Steve Scalise who felt it in a different way. Someone is going to get hurt or someone is going to get killed. Prosecutor, I really appreciate you joining us.
SANDERS: Yes, there is no doubt.
INGRAHAM: And we’ll have you back. I know it’s a longer segment. We’ve got a lot of people to talk to, so we appreciate it.
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
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Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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