WASHINGTON, D.C– Recently, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden selected Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. Since the moment it was announced, people from all sides have attacked Harris for her history on crime as the California Attorney General.
Since then, the Democrats have tried to showcase their leniency and forgiveness for crime, however, at the DNC, they chose to showcase quite the criminal to advertise.
At the Democrat National Convention (DNC) this week, Donna Hylton, a 55-year-old Jamaican-American, who is a convicted murderer and kidnapper, was featured as a “criminal justice reform advocate.”
Hylton, a 55-year-old Jamaican-American who reportedly was abused and molested as a child, was imprisoned for her role in a horrific 1985 torture and killing of a man in New York.
Given her history, Democrats thought it was a good idea to giver her a short slot in a DNC video montage, where supporters of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden recited the Preamble of the Constitution.
Hylton, along with six other people, participated in the brutal kidnapping, torture, and murder of New York real estate broker Thomas Vigliarolo, who was 62-years-old, in 1985. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
According to The New York Times, in 1985, Hylton and six others had kidnapped Vigliarolo and held him for a $435,000 ransom for about two weeks, before murdering him. His body was found locked inside a trunk in an apartment in Manhattan.
In 2018, The Washington Post reported on the case, noting Hylton’s links to the Women’s March:
“In 1985, a Long Island real estate broker, Thomas Vigliarolo, was brutally killed. Seven people were arrested on charges of kidnapping and second-degree murder. One was Donna Hylton, 20, who was sentenced to 25 years to life for her participation in the crime, during which the 62-year-old victim was starved, burned and beaten over the course of more than two weeks. His body was later put in a footlocker to decompose.”
@DNCWarRoom THIS is why the LEFT has LOST. They are completely BLIND to their OWN stupidity
Donna Hylton was once convicted of kidnapping, rape, torture and murder and then sentenced to 25 years to life.
This week, she was given a speaking role at the Democratic Nat. Convention.
— dave miller (@davemil03306280) August 22, 2020
Psychology Today released many details of the crime in a July 1995 report. They stated that during the group’s torture of Vigliarolo, they squeezed his testicles with pliers, shoved a metal rod into his anus, and would beat him periodically.
The report reads in part:
“Vigliarole believed the three girls were prostitutes who were going to have sex with him. Instead, they picked him up on March 8 in Elmhurst, Queens, at Maria’s home, and drugged him to make him drowsy.
Then they drove him to Selma’s apartment in Harlem. The apartment had already been prepared for an extended torture session: The closet door had been cut, a pot put in it for use as a toilet, the windows boarded.
“For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured.
(Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita’s chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole’s rear: “He was a homo anyway.” How did she know? “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”)
“[New York City Detective William] Spurling himself interviewed Donna: “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done.
They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him. Actually, I thought the judge’s sentence was lenient. Once a jailbird, always a jailbird.”
— gratefulsoul (@Happyheart411) August 22, 2020
This is a person that the Democrats thought deserved a spot in the Presidential Candidates video, reciting our nations Constitution. This is not all that surprising however, considering Harris was not completely opposed to Senator Bernie Sanders plan to provide voting rights to sitting inmates, including violent murderers, rapists, sex offenders, and terrorists.
According to Breibart, CNN’s Don Lemon asked Harris at a town hall event:
“People who are in — convicted, in prison, like the Boston Marathon bomber, on death row, people who are convicted of sexual assault, they should be able to vote,”
“I think we should have that conversation,”
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It comes as no surprise that the Democrats chose to showcase a criminal, considering they also chose to ignore the crime raging across the country in the form of “Black Lives Matter” and “Antifa” riots.
WASHINGTON DC –Riots and looting have been a regular occurrence after the death of George Floyd in major metropolitan areas that are run by democrat leaders. Instead of speaking out against the violence and crime sprees, democratic leaders refused to even bring up the topic and the Democratic National Convention.
The numbers are in for Joe Biden's Thursday night DNC speech… https://t.co/nHkIH5xYyd
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 22, 2020
The Democrat Nominee for President, Joe Biden, gave his acceptance speech during the DNC this week.
All the while neglecting (or forgotten to be fair) to mention any of the riots that have been occurring since May.
Biden was not the only democrat leader who failed to bring up or address the ongoing violence.
Each of the four nights of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) was dominated by gloomy messages of racial division, victimhood, and disdain for President Trump, despite the party’s official theme of “Uniting America.” https://t.co/Z43pGcK4vy
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 21, 2020
The Democrat Mayor of DC, Muriel Baston, lead off her speech by saying:
“Our nation is facing a lot right now and over the next four nights we are going to cover it all. But tonight we are going to talk about three specific crises we face the pandemic, an economic downturn, and an ongoing systemic racial injustice.
“But we’re not just going to focus on what’s wrong; we’re going to talk about how to make it right.
“When peaceful protestors were tear-gassed across from the White House our next speaker stood up, stood strong, and turned that place into the Black Lives Matter plaza in their honor.”
Of course there are many issues with her opening remarks, but, for the moment, let us just focus on the one glaring lie that she said:
“When peaceful protestors were tear-gassed across from the White House.”
In an interview with CBS in June, Attorney General William Barr was asked a question regarding the so-called peaceful protests that Baston spoke about in her opening remarks. Barr said:
“There were three warnings given. But let’s get back to why we took that action. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, OK, there were violent riots in- at Lafayette Park where the park police were under constant attack at the- behind their bike rack fences. On Sunday, things reached a crescendo.
“The officers were pummeled with bricks. Crowbars were used to pry up the pavers at the park and they were hurled at police. There were fires set in not only St. John’s Church, but a historic building at Lafayette was burned down.”
Now that this lie is settled, we can focus on other falsehoods presented by the democratic leaders in their speeches. For instance, the lie in which the democrats claim President Trump spoke about white supremacists at the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 as being “very fine people.”
What was really said by President Trump was this while speaking with reporters, courtesy of Breitbart News:
“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, ad you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides…You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, of to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E Lee to another name.”
President Trump than made his stance clear:
“I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had may people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay?
Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers [Antifa] and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats – you had a lot of bad people in the other group too.”
Now that that is settled, we can look at what else the democrats also spewed. Democratic leaders spoke against President Trump’s sending of additional federal police to protect federal buildings in Portland.
They claimed, falsely, that the unrest occurring in Portland was directly a result of the federal authorities being there. However, this could not have been the case as riots were occurring both well before the increased federal present, and after.
Although democrats refusing to take responsibility for any missteps they make is not something new, it is amazing that a major issue facing our nation was not even brought up or addressed.
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