Man suspected in murdering student has long criminal history, and far-left D.A. let him walk out of jail free

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PHILADELPHIA, PA- On November 28th, a 21-year-old Temple University student was murdered by a teenage suspect who, according to records, has a long criminal history, including being let off by the law. 

The suspect, since identified as 17-year-old Latif Williams, had previously been arrested on August 14th and issued eight charges in connection to violent crimes, including armed robbery, conspiracy, robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of an unlicensed gun. 

Bail was reportedly set at $200,000 by the judge, requiring Williams to place a down payment of 10 percent, or $20,000 in order to get out of jail.

However, not even seven days after the arrest, Municipal Court Judge Joffie Pittman lowered the bail to $200,000 unsecured, meaning the defendant would have to post zero dollars to stay out of jail.

Under the leadership of Larry Krasner, an advocate for criminal just reform, the District Attorney’s Office did not file an appeal.

No longer in jail, Williams was then placed on house arrest. According to a Municipal Court docket, on September 16th, roughly a month after the initial arrest, Judge Charles Hayden granted the District Attorney’s request for a continuance following a “victim/witness failed to appear” in court.

Then, on September 30th, Judge Martin Coleman granted the District Attorney’s motion to withdraw all eight charges against Williams and he was a free man. Within two months, Williams allegedly killed 21-year-old Samuel Collington of Prospect Park, Delaware County. 

Williams has a long criminal history with very little punishment for many of the crimes when prosecuted by the District Attorney’s office under the leadership of Krasner.

Williams first arrest was in November 2017, when he was just 13-years-old after he robbed and assaulted a female college student at Temple University. Reportedly, there is no record of resolution of the case. Then, on July 20, 2019, Williams was arrested for selling drugs.

On August 21, 2020, the District Attorney’s office, which was till under the leadership of Krasner, withdrew the charges against Williams. On May 31, 2020, Williams was arrested for burglary, rioting, and looting during the George Floyd riots. 

Police stated that Williams kicked a police car window out and spit on the cops. On September 18, 2020, the District Attorney’s office, again withdrew charges against Williams.

On November 6, 2020, he was arrested for selling drugs and on September 10, 2021, the District Attorney’s office withdrew those charges.

During his 21 years, William’s victim racked up a different kind of record. In a statement published by the Inquirer, Molly Collington, the victim’s mother, described her son as  “kind and accomplished.”

He was the former president of his Interboro High School class, and Eagle Scout, a high school band member, and a member of the National Honor Society. His mother said:

“Our son was and is our hero and this senseless act crushes us. Sam spent all of his free time raising awareness for the issues that meant the most to him. In his honor, we will do everything to make sure that there is justice for Sam.”

According to reports, the shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of N. Park Avenue, not far from where Collington lived off campus. Police said the senior had just parked his mother’s SUV on the street after returning from Thanksgiving at his family’s home.

Police stated that while he was unloading his things, the suspected robber snuck up on him and a struggle ensued. Collington was then shot twice in the chest. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he died of is injuries. 

The 21-year-old was a political science major who was set to graduate from Temple is just a few weeks. His mother said he was a history buff and was planning to help people by becoming a lawyer or politician. 

A veteran prosecutor noted that the latest episode of the incompetence of Krasner’s office in prosecuting gun crimes should have nothing to do with politics. The veteran prosecutor said:

“There’s nothing right-wing about holding violent criminals accountable while respecting the Constitution, due process and the right to a jury trial. The job of the police and the prosecutors is to lawfully acquire evidence and convict violent criminals, to protect the rest of us.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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District Attorney’s office offering criminal record expungement assistance in exchange for getting “the shot”

October 20th, 2021

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA – According to reports, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office held a free vaccination event earlier in October where locals could get vaccinated as well as obtain assistance in filling out the needed paperwork for criminal records expungement.

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In the realm of incentives to get vaccinated for COVID-19, there’s been no shortage of clever marketing ploys – from free sports tickets to a free round of beer. Yet, on October 9th, the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office posed a rather unique incentive: come get vaccinated and receive help on expunging a criminal record.

District Attorney Hillar Moore and members of his staff, the Public Defender’s Office and the Clerk of Court all participated in the effort earlier in October.

The event in question wasn’t offering the possibility of an expunged record to those who normally wouldn’t be eligible, but simply assisting applicants with the necessary paperwork to petition for an expunged record.

DA Moore said that for those convicted of a misdemeanor offense, eligibility is available for applicants who are five years removed from the completion of their sentence. For felony convictions, eligibility starts for those who are 10 years removed from their completed sentence.

In the instances where someone was previously charged with an offense where there was no conviction attained, those records were expunged immediately. In a majority of the cases, the Parish also waived the $550 record expungement fee.

Promotion for the October 9th event also reportedly included opportunities to win “free food and a VISA gift card”. An estimated over 100 individuals took part in the event.

However, criminal record expungement assistance is not a new practice in the Parish, according to DA Moore, noting that expungement assistance services have been held monthly – the pairing with the vaccination during the October run was simply a means to encourage more locals to receive their COVID vaccine.

There is no word on whether the Parish will be hosting another dual vaccine and record expungement event in the future.

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Report: New York will ban workers who refuse to get vaccine from getting unemployment insurance

(Originally published September 27th, 2021)

NEW YORK- In some countries this is called tyranny. In the United States, it’s just business as usual for Democrats.

The latest foray of the “party of the people” involves those who are following the Democrat’s mantra of “my body, my choice” by refusing to get the COVID vaccine for a virus with a 99% survival rate for normally healthy individuals.

In New York, the newest incompetent fool to occupy the governor’s mansion, Kathy Hochul (D) has decided those who are fired for refusing to taking said jab will not be eligible for unemployment through her Department of Health, according to Shore News Network.

Last week, the New York Department of Health said healthcare workers who refuse to take the vaccine will not be eligible for COVID-19 benefits.

“Workers in a healthcare facility, nursing home or school who voluntarily quit or are terminated for refusing an employer-mandated vaccination will be ineligible for unemployment compensation,” the health department announced, a statement which was confirmed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday, according to the Daily Mail.

The deadline for workers to get vaccinated is Sept. 27.

Under the requirement, teachers in New York City, as well as teachers and state healthcare workers in hospitals and nursing homes have to provide proof that they have received at least the first dose of the vaccine in order to retain their jobs.

The only exceptions are valid, doctor-approved requests for medical accommodations. Religious exemptions will not be accepted.

In a statement on Saturday, Hochul was speaking to the possibility of staffing shortages in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where she announced contingency plans to address those potential shortages.

While Hochul’s statement was specifically dealing with hospital workers, New York City is also preparing for a similar situation involving teachers, where around 13 percent of the estimated 78,000 teachers are currently not vaccinated, according to an education department official on Twitter.

 Last Thursday, soon to be outgoing New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said that the city had a “thousands and thousands of vaccinated, experienced substitute teachers ready to go” if unvaccinated educators do not show up for work.

The decision to employ substitute teachers was slammed by teacher’s union leaders, who asked de Blasio to move back the deadline while sharply criticizing what they called a “band-aid” approach of using substitutes, calling the decision “irresponsible.”

“I believe that the mayor thinks that a body is a body—get them in, and we’re good,” said Mark Cannizzaro, president of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators in a statement to Chalkbeat.org. “That’s no way to run a school.”

However that particular situation was avoided at least temporarily when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary injunction blocking the New York City schools from enforcing the vaccine mandate.

The case was referred to a three-judge panel on an expedited basis, with a resolution expected by Friday, Oct 1.

All of this is being done despite the fact both hospitalizations and deaths are decreasing, according to the New York City health department.

The 2nd Circuit’s stay only applies to New York City teachers, not state hospital workers who will still be required to prove vaccination status, or they will be fired and ineligible for unemployment insurance. In many places, this would be called tyranny.

In her Saturday press conference, Hochul addressed the possibility of a shortage of hospital workers with what she called a “multi-pronged plan” to backfill open positions. For example, Hochul would use an executive order to declare a state of emergency to increase the supply of healthcare workers.

She said qualified healthcare professionals licensed in other states or countries, recent graduates, retired and formerly practicing healthcare professionals would be eligible to practice in the state. She also said medically trained National Guard members would be an option as well.

Any approval for foreign healthcare professionals would have to be approved by the U.S. State Department.

“This is something we’re working on with the U.S. Department of State,” Hochul said. “This is a conversation we’ve already been having to talk about the opportunity we have in freeing up the visa system to have some temporary workers come from places like the Philippines where many nurses go elsewhere.”

All of this shows just how thankful and grateful the ruling class is to those “essential workers” who sacrificed time with their families, who in essence risked their lives at the beginning of the pandemic when there were many unknowns, and who are now considered disposable.

Taking away the ability of people to provide for their families who gave everything to get the country through the early days of this pandemic is disgusting, especially at a time when tens of thousands of illegal aliens are admitted to the country and are not subject to any such mandates. This is the legacy of Biden and his Democrat cronies.

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Democrats block amendment mandating vaccines for immigrants flooding America’s borders

(Originally published September 18th, 2021)

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democrats blocked an amendment put forth by Republicans to mandate vaccines for immigrants trying to remain inside the United States, while tens of millions of Americans must comply with President Biden’s mandate.

During a hearing Tuesday scheduled for the Democrats’ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA) proposed an amendment to the package that would require vaccines for foreign nationals in the U.S. who are seeking to adjust their immigration status to remain in the U.S.

The amendment was voted down by a party-line vote. Every Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee voted against the amendment. Every Republican member voted for the bill.

Rep. Issa said the Democratic “hypocrisy” must end:

“The American people are more than aware that President Biden is mandating vaccines for Americans while exempting those illegally flooding our borders and being released into our communities without notice.

“And they want the hypocrisy to end.”

The refusal to mandate vaccines for immigrants comes at a time when the Biden administration is issuing vaccine mandates on the American people.

Last week, President Biden ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans, including private sector workers, health care workers, and federal contractors.

The President also criticized Americans who have not yet vaccinated:

“We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. The unvaccinated minority “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”

Many Republicans and union leaders have said the President’s vaccine requirements amount to government overreach.  Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina said in a statement:

“Biden and the radical Democrats (have) thumbed their noses at the Constitution.”

American Federation of Government Employees National President Everett Kelley criticized the unilateral approach the President is taking:

“Changes like this should be negotiated with our bargaining units where appropriate.”

The President ordered that all private employers with more than 100 workers must either vaccinate all employees or require weekly virus tests. The order effectively mandates vaccines for about 80 million Americans.

Additionally, about 17 million Americans who work in the healthcare field must be fully vaccinated if the facility receives federal Medicare or Medicaid funds.

Several million more Americans who are employees of the Executive Branch of the federal government and contractors for the federal government must get vaccinated. These employees are not given the option of weekly testing.

Yet the President refuses to require vaccinations for immigrants at a time when there is a surge crisis at the southern border and a massive airlift of Afghans escaping the Taliban evacuated by American forces following the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has demanded that the Biden administration supply him with personal information on undocumented migrants being relocated by the federal government in Florida, many of whom have not been completely vetted or tested for COVID-19.

Gov. Santos wants the names, addresses and the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 or refused the vaccine.

Based on a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, only about 25 % of “potentially undocumented” immigrants in the United States received their vaccine.

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