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The left's full-out assault on our freedoms & safety is deadly

To The Daily Sun,

How many thousands of "isolated incidents" have to occur before the left (progressives, socialists, too many Democrats) and their complicit Republican counterparts will decide to get serious about illegal immigration? I am referring to those who commit violent acts on the peaceful population of this country.

Does Kate Steinle and sanctuary cities ring a frustrating bell for any of you? How about the more recent attack on a Framingham, Massachusetts, couple? Four illegals from Guatemala raped the young man's girlfriend and beat him senseless. Elmer Diaz, Ariel Diaz, Adan Diaz and Marlon Josue Jarquin-Felipe had all been previously deported. Various charges had ranged from assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, assault and battery, witness intimidation, drunken driving and disorderly conduct.

I will spare you the details of this horrific act against this Framingham couple. Oh, and stop me if you have heard this before, Ariel Diaz had been arrested this past winter for drunken driving charges, but ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) was not notified.

How many of you have heard about the Jan. 31, 2016, death of 21-year-old Sarah Root. Root was a recent graduate of Bellvue University with a 4.0 grade point average and a B.S. in crime investigation. Omaha, Nebraska, police charged illegal immigrant Eswin Mejia with her killing as a result of driving drunk while street racing. Where is Eswin now? No one seems to know, since he vanished after posting a small bond. Before he went into hiding, police had asked ICE to detain Mejia. ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer apparently told officials that they couldn't detain him because he did not meet their requirements for a hold. It gets worse folks. Omaha is in Douglass County and has been designated as a so called "sanctuary city." That is apparently why the judge was not allowed to ask about the suspect's immigration status or his history of skipping out on charges stemming from previous brushes with the law.

Can anyone tell me why we continue to give leniency to people who are here illegally and have committed violent crimes against humanity? How about why violent illegal immigrants who have been deported several times, end up back in this country? The majority of Democrats and the mainstream media and of course our president, continue to tell us that deportations are up and the border is secure. Bodacious lies of course, because of course, they really want open borders for a variety of reasons, none of which are beneficial for the preservation of our constitutional republic.

If Hillary Clinton becomes our next president, then you can expect more of the same. In fact, the left's full-out assault on our freedoms and our safety is so strident and deadly, that there is now a move toward cutting our prison population in half within the next decade or so. The "Cut50" project, backed by the ACLU and bankrolled by the ultra evil, George Soros, is pushing to cut the 2.3 million incarceration rate in half. That would entail shortening sentences, relaxing parole criteria and redefining what offenses are considered violent.

There's the real kicker folks. Formerly labeled violent offenders would have to be part of any effort to let out that many inmates. As Senator Jeff Sessions notes, "When we release large numbers of criminals early, we know that a substantial number of those individuals will commit murders, rapes, assaults, robberies and other violent crimes that would have been prevented had they remained in prison." You don't suppose that Angela Davis and Van Jones might be involved in this project do you?

John Kerry finally admits that ISIS is committing genocide and has decimated the Christian population in the Middle East. Glad to know our Secretary of State is on top of current events. Anti-Semitism is on the rise in this country and in Europe. This administration sides with Palestine and gave Iran a blank check with which to attempt to annihilate Israel. The left is hell-bent on destroying this planet and not just this country.

And what do these condescending, pusillanimous patrons of social justice believe is the biggest threat to mankind? Man-caused global warming of course. Leftism and radical Islam are working side by side to destroy the social climate of humanity. Yet, they actually believe they can control the meteorological climate that has been changing for all of mankind. Delusions of grandeur? No, delusions of grand destruction.

The rape and pillaging of America by the left continues unabated. Is anyone else as upset as I am?

Russ Wiles
Tilton

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Only the council can OK selling beer & wine over $200 on city property

To The Daily Sun,

As reported by The Laconia Daily Sun's Michael Kitch on March 22 ("Beer, Wine Sales at Muskrats Games Tabled"), "Once again, the Parks and Recreation Commission tabled the request of the Winnipesaukee Muskrats to sell beer and wine before and during home games at Robbie Mills Field last night pending the required approvals of the Licensing Board, City Council and New Hampshire Liquor Commission." Mayor Ed Engler said, "that there is some confusion over the respective responsibilities of the Parks and Recreation and the City Council and he has met at least once with Mitch Hamel and Kevin Dunleavy, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, to clarify what he called GRAY AREAS."

There isn't any gray area, ONLY the City Council has the authority to approve the sale of beer and wine over $200, followed by the approval of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission. According to the, "Laconia Chapter 59: Park and Recreation Commission 59-7 Powers and Duties. The Commission MAY prescribe such rules and regulations governing the improvement, care, regulations and management of the parks as the CITY COUNCIL now has or may hereafter have the right to make under the laws of this state, provided that NO Contract or Agreement for CONCESSIONS shall be made in which the cumulative consideration is greater than $200 or in excess of seven days duration until such contract or agreement shall have been formally ratified by vote of the City Council." This proposed contract is in excess of $200 and in excess of seven days. The Parks and Recreation Commission doesn't have the power to accept or deny, only the City Council has that power.

Why does the City Council want to violate the City Charter by delegating its authority to the Parks and Recreation Commission? Let Kristian Svindland, general manager of the Winnipesaukee Muskrats, create jobs for the city of Laconia.

City Manager Scott Myers needs to educate the mayor and City Council regarding the City Charter; see Section 4:04 "The manager shall be charged with the preservation of the public peace and health and safety of persons and property and shall see to the enforcement of the ordinances of the city, this Charter, and the laws of the state."

David Gammon

Laconia

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