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DOJ Watchdog Issues Report Finding Sanctuary Cities, States Illegal

Sanctuary CIties

The Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) waited almost two months to release a report that finds that several jurisdictions are violating the law because of their sanctuary jurisdiction policies. “The Obama Administration,” says the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest, “has a plain duty to cut off law enforcement funds to any jurisdiction that violates this responsibility to ensure the deportation of criminal aliens.”

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Sanctuary CIties

DOJ Watchdog Issues Report Finding Sanctuary Cities, States Illegal

The Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) waited almost two months to release a report that finds that several jurisdictions are violating the law because of their sanctuary jurisdiction policies. “The Obama Administration,” says the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest, “has a plain duty to cut off law enforcement funds to any jurisdiction that violates this responsibility to ensure the deportation of criminal aliens.”

Hot Air Baloon

Hot Air Balloon Crash in Texas Kills Possible 16

A hot air balloon carrying 16 people in Texas has crashed and authorities believe there will be no survivors. The crash occurred near Lockhart, Texas — a small town near Austin known for its barbecue and rich Texas history.

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Gag Order Sought in Sandra Bland Case

HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyers who are defending Waller County and the State of Texas in a lawsuit brought by Sandra’s Bland’s mother are seeking a gag order in the case. One of the lawyers for Bland’s estate and Bland’s mother has been quoted repeatedly in the Houston Chronicle in recent days.

LAREDO, TX - AUGUST 07:  U.S. Border Patrol agents watch colleagues motor past while patrolling for illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande River crossing into the United States August 7, 2008 near Laredo, Texas. Agents in the Laredo sector of the border travel the Rio Grande River in six 18" Diamondback airboats as part of their efforts to stop illegal immigrants, drug traffickers and terrorists from crossing illegally into the United States. Securing the nation's borders is an important topic in this year's presidential campaign. Since 9/11, the Border Patrol has grown by about a third to more than 15,000 agents.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Brain-Eating Amoeba Reported in Rio Grande River Near Laredo

Health officials are reported a brain-eating amoeba was found in the Rio Grande River along the Texas border with Mexico. Mexican health officials in Tamaulipas warned people to refrain from swimming in or bathing in the river that is used by many to illegally enter the United States.

Gulf Cartel

GRAFICO: Cartel del Golfo Tortura y Mutila a Delincuentes

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — La fallida estrategia de seguridad por parte del gobierno establece nuevos parámetros en esta ciudad fronteriza, donde el mismo crimen organizado ha tratado de disminuir el crimen común en un intento de disminuir la atención del publico. Los carteles parecen estar teniendo éxito el crimen común, algo que el Estado de Tamaulipas no ha podido hacer.

Gulf Cartel

GRAPHIC: Gulf Cartel Policing Texas Border for Common Criminals

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — The failed strategy by the Mexican government has created a new issue in this border city where organized crime has tried to diminish common crime in an effort to lower public attention. Drug cartels appear to be succeeding in lowering common crime, something that the State of Tamaulipas has failed in.

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Texas Testing Board Commits Long Term to Adopting Common Core Exams

The Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability, a 15-member team of appointees assembled for the sole purpose of recommending changes to student testing and public school accountability, stopped just short of suggesting the state scrap its year-end State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and replace them with Common Core style exams.

Leftist On Fire

Leftist Protester Catches On Fire from Burning U.S. Flag

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Protesters at the Democratic National Convention grew even rowdier than on previous nights and a U.S. flag was lit on fire — and a protester attempting to dance on the burning flag ended up on fire. The graphic video can be seen below. Police and protesters attempted to treat the injuries and worked together to carry off the burned protester.