“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, July 22, 2013

Valiant Israeli police, defending apartheid, shoot female photographer photographing a protest

An Israeli human rights activist has released a video showing the moment she was shot in the leg at close range by Israeli forces, while she was documenting a protest in the West Bank. She says this type of incident is quite common. 

Sarit Michaeli, who has spoken to FRANCE 24 on multiple occasions, frequently films the weekly protests held by Palestinians in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, which are routinely dispersed by Israeli forces. This past Friday, she was wounded by a rubber-coated metal bullet, and captured the incident on camera.

Under the Israeli forces’ rules of engagement, rubber bullets are to be used only from a distance of 50 metres or more, to avoid piercing the skin. The fact that Michaeli’s skin was pierced seems to indicate that it was fired at close range.

When contacted by FRANCE 24, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the incident was being looked into, but could not provide further information at this time.

Friday’s protest in Nabi Saleh was actually much quieter than usual. Many people did not participate because of Ramadan. And there was comparatively very little stone-throwing; a few youths threw stones for maybe a minute. Border policemen had already largely dispersed the demonstration when a group of them started charging protesters who were on the main road leading out of the village.

I was off to the side, near a gas station, filming. I wasn’t in their way at all. There were a few people around me – a medic, two women, and a couple of foreign photographers. But they were clearly all peaceful; the rock-throwing youth were far away from us.

I don’t know if the border policeman was aiming at me or another one of these people. But what’s certain is that he shot from much too close of a range, since the rubber-coated metal bullet pierced my thigh. I estimate that he shot me from 15 to 20 metres away. I had to get stitches, and spent several days in the hospital to make sure the wound wouldn’t get infected.

“Many Palestinians have been severely injured in this way, but rarely does anyone listen to their complaints”

I have filmed protests in the West Bank for many years, and it’s not the first time I have been injured. But I have a camera, and I’m backed by an organisation – I’m in a privileged position. Many Palestinians throughout the West Bank have been severely injured in this way and rarely does anyone listen to their complaints. Yes, some of the Palestinians who are shot with rubber-coated metal bullets are involved in stone-throwing, and of course the Israeli forces have the authority to deal with them – but not by shooting them from less than 50 metres. And then, there are cases of Palestinians demonstrating peacefully who are also hit by rubber-coated metal bullets. [B’Tselem recently published a report on Israel’s use of crowd control in the West Bank that lists multiple examples of such cases]. The regulations are being frequently and flagrantly violated, and my video is just one example.

Sarit Michaeli



  1. Every authoritative, totalitarian regime knows that freely disseminated information and documentation are more dangerous than rocks.

  2. Watch the third video and I ask you, would Americans put up with this outrageous criminal activity being sanctioned by a US soldier in uniform?

  3. It is shameful that the US media ignores this and the US Government supports an apartheid regime with US funds and weapon systems while running defense for the regime in the UN.

  4. There will be legal reprocussions to this if it is not ended. I have to believe that if enough honest Israelis see the extent of this, they will end it.

    1. Sure, bubba. You betcha.

      And, the German "people" didn't know about the concentration camps; and . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. Some think that people are, by nature, just tribal assholes. :)

    3. Well, if you had a chance to watch the video of the Israeli general’s son, he addresses that.

  5. Ah, a rubber bullet.

    I want some videos about stonings/beheadings in multicultural Saudi Arabia. And Iran. And the Christian persecutions in Egypt, etc.

    1. You really are plumbing the depths of your ability to sound foolish. This has nothing to do with what someone else does or does not do. It is wrong.

      Do you understand that lesson drilled into the head of a six year old?

      I don’t care who else does it. The US is not having its interest served by people who condone this. It is evil in its own right regarless of the context. It creates a security problem for the US. The AIPAC and other zionist groups have wrapped the flag of the US around the blue star for all the world to see. They also see this times a thousand. They know it is wrong and they know who supports the regime that does nothing about it.

      Israel makes pretenses about being a Western Dmeocracy. Is is in parody.

      Make an adult comment based on some level of reason or go to your room.


    2. Ah, a rubber bullet.

      I want some videos about stonings/beheadings in multicultural Saudi Arabia. And Iran. And the Christian persecutions in Egypt, etc.

      Did you see the hole in the girls leg? What would have happened if she had been hit in the face?

      Did you pay attention to where the was hit? She was under the canopy of the service station with a camera.

      Did you pay attention to the international standards for the minimum length of the target? Did you catch the second video from the IDF side and see the proximity?

      Would you be so foolish to justify a slaying in Philadelphia because it happens all the time in Juarez, Mexico. What’s the matter with your brain?

    3. I wish you would give equal coverage to the misdeeds, so many much worse than this, in so many other countries, is what I am really saying.

      Perhaps our National Guard should have used rubber bullets at Kent State.

      Why not cover the cleansing of Christians in Arab areas, going on right now, for instance.

      There is hardly a Christian soul left in Bethlehem, for instance. What happened to them? Why did they all leave? I believe it was because of fear for their very lives.

      But I am not trying to cover for Israeli misdeeds. I need a larger context for those situations though. But a misdeed is a misdeed.

    4. DeuceMon Jul 22, 09:45:00 PM EDT

      Ah, a rubber bullet.
      Did you see the hole in the girls leg? What would have happened if she had been hit in the face?

      Best line of the day...

      If the queen had balls she'd be king, but she doesn't, so she aint.

      "Did you see the hole in the girls leg? What would have happened if she had been hit in the face?"


      If the soldier was as close as you claim? Maybe he was AIMING at the lower extremities..... NOT the face...


  6. A little more of the low-down on Saint HoodieMartin forwarded from my source in Vegas -

    >>>How a Miami School Crime Cover-Up Policy Led to Trayvon Martin’s Death

    By Robert Stacy McCain on 7-15-13

    The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin might never have happened if school officials in Miami-Dade County had not instituted an unofficial policy of treating crimes as school disciplinary infractions. Revelations that emerged from an internal affairs investigation explain why Martin was not arrested when caught at school with stolen jewelry in October 2011 or with marijuana in February 2012. Instead, the teenager was suspended from school, the last time just days before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman.

    Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford, the town north of Orlando where he was shot in 2012 and where a jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder charges Saturday. Martin was from Miami Gardens, more than 200 miles away, and had come to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend Brandy Green at her home in the townhouse community where Zimmerman was in charge of the neighborhood watch. Trayvon was staying with Green after he had been suspended for the second time in six months from Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, where both his father, Tracy Martin, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, lived.

    Both of Trayvon’s suspensions during his junior year at Krop High involved crimes that could have led to his prosecution as a juvenile offender. However, Chief Charles Hurley of the Miami-Dade School Police Department (MDSPD) in 2010 had implemented a policy that reduced the number of criminal reports, manipulating statistics to create the appearance of a reduction in crime within the school system. Less than two weeks before Martin’s death, the school system commended Chief Hurley for “decreasing school-related juvenile delinquency by an impressive 60 percent for the last six months of 2011.” What was actually happening was that crimes were not being reported as crimes, but instead treated as disciplinary infractions.


    1. In October 2011, after a video surveillance camera caught Martin writing graffiti on a door, MDSPD Office Darryl Dunn searched Martin’s backpack, looking for the marker he had used. Officer Dunn found 12 pieces of women’s jewelry and a man’s watch, along with a flathead screwdriver the officer described as a “burglary tool.” The jewelry and watch, which Martin claimed he had gotten from a friend he refused to name, matched a description of items stolen during the October 2011 burglary of a house on 204th Terrace, about a half-mile from the school. However, because of Chief Hurley’s policy “to lower the arrest rates,” as one MDSPD sergeant said in an internal investigation, the stolen jewelry was instead listed as “found property” and was never reported to Miami-Dade Police who were investigating the burglary. Similarly, in February 2012 when an MDSPD officer caught Martin with a small plastic bag containing marijuana residue, as well as a marijuana pipe, this was not treated as a crime, and instead Martin was suspended from school.

      Either of those incidents could have put Trayvon Martin into the custody of the juvenile justice system. However, because of Chief Hurley’s attempt to reduce the school crime statistics — according to sworn testimony, officers were “basically told to lie and falsify” reports — Martin was never arrested. And if he had been arrested, he might never have been in Sanford the night of his fatal encounter with Zimmerman.

      In fact, the reason Zimmerman was patrolling the townhouse community the night of the February 2012 shooting was that there had been a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood, although there was no indication that Trayvon Martin was involved in any of those crimes.

      As for Chief Hurley’s policy, it was the controversy over Martin’s death that accidentally exposed it. In March 2012, the Miami Herald reported on Martin’s troubled history of disciplinary incidents at Krop High. Chief Hurley then launched the internal affairs investigation in an attempt to find out who had provided information to the reporter. During the course of that investigation, MDSPD officers and supervisors described Chief Hurley’s policy of not reporting crimes by students. Chief Hurley was subsequently accused of sexually harassing two female subordinates. He resigned in February, about a year after Trayvon Martin’s death.<<<

  7. Some nasty person around here has been making a big deal about Israel being a 'City State'. It really isn't as it has at least three large cities. City States though have a noble past, particularly in early Greece. The arrangement even lead to a novel understanding of the other world, in which the deceased would continue to be a citizen of his City State, his status dependent there upon his deeds or misdeeds in his earthly life here as a member of this group.

    Though I don't really buy into this conception of the afterlife it is a noble conception.

    Israel --app. 8,000 sq miles

    Lebanon - app. 4,000 sq miles - here is a beginning candidate for the status of city state

    Kuwait - app 7,000 sq. miles - still too big, but seems to have only one major city

    Qatar - 4,500 sq miles, same basic status as Lebanon, just on the cusp of city state

    Ah, here we go -

    ***Bahrain*** - 295.5 sq. miles, absolute monarchy, isolated, 1,235,000 souls, 329,510 of said souls living in Greater Manama.

    I submit, here is a true candidate for the honored status of City State.


  8. Anyone recall how we made the Kuwaitis promise to ease up on the repressions, of women and others, and get going on the long march to Democracy when we saved their asses from Saddam?

    They promised, but it never happened, believe it or not.

  9. Replies
    1. I remember it well.

      But never gave it a chance in a hot hell of happening.

  10. Dear AIPAC. Get our flag off your star.

  11. This is the news I have been waiting for --

    >>>>Third in line to throne...
    Royal 8 pounds, 6 ounces...
    Crowds besiege palace...drudge

    A KING IS BORN!<<<<

    As 1/4 English I can only say, great work Kate, and a good royal weight for the first try.

    O Britannia!!

  12. George Zimmerman rescues victims trapped in overturned truck...

    Four people, including two children, pulled unscathed from burning vehicle...

    'What if George hadn't gotten out of his truck?'


  13. I'm sorta hoping the Newborn King is named 'Rufus'. Or, perhaps as a last resort, even 'Quirk'.

  14. wow a jewish kid throws rocks and it's "terrorizes" palestinian family...

    Arab adults use kids as shield and use sling shot to throw rocks and it's "political speech"

    talk about propaganda

  15. But never miss a day to expose the evils of Israel..

    Forget the 93,000 dead in Syria.

    Forget the 1 million clits chopped off.

    Forget the dragging of collaborators thru the streets of gaza, the kneecapping, the tossing of arabs off rooftops by arabs...

    Forget the actual violence that the arabs do to the jews....

    Rockets, stabbings, rapes, suicide bombers.

    Focus on a flesh wound and a kid that "throws a rock"


    1. Forget the 1 million clits chopped off.

      …words of superiority from the a promoter of dick clipping.

      “What a cute and lovely baby. You must be so proud, how old?”

      “Seven days and nine hours.”

      “Ahh, let’s have a party and clip the tip of his penis off.”

    2. Forget the actual violence that the arabs do to the jews….

      Uh, did you notice the bulldozers knocking down the houses? Did you notice the clothes still hanging on the line? Did you notice the smug cop standing by in the streets watching the assault? Oh, that’s right, they were Arab woman and the attackers and harrasers and the soldier were all Jews. Move along. That is how apartheid works. Had the nationalities been reversed, it would have been a pogrom.

  16. this is interesting...

    Seized N Korean ship: Panama finds two MiG jet fuselages

  17. as this is...

    Young Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death for Having a Cell Phone

    great pics...

  18. >>>>Pakistan: Situation deteriorating for Hindus, Shias, Christians

    India: Muslim member of the Legislative Assembly threatens to behead opponent

    Afghanistan: Muslim clerics declare jihad against TV talent shows

    11-year-old Yemeni girl escapes forced marriage: "I'm not the only one....There are many cases like that. Some children decide to throw themselves into the sea. They're dead now."

    France: Muslim riots continue -- 20 cars torched, rioters fire on police

    Hamas mourns death of antisemitic "journalist" Helen Thomas

    Robert Spencer and Michael Coren on Rolling Stone's glamorization of evil and more

    U.S. offers Pakistan extradition agreement for jihad terrorist Aafia Siddiqui

    France: Muslims besiege police station -- "In twenty years Trappes will be Chechnya"

    "I want to do Jihad for the sake of God. It is written in the Koran that you are allowed to kill infidels as you would kill a dog."<<<<

    Today's offerings from Jihad Watch.

    O why do they hate EVERYONE Deuce?

    "Arabs gorge on hate, they roll in it, they breathe it. Jews top the hate list, but any foreigners are hateful enough. Arabs also hate each other, separately and, en masse. Their politicians change the direction of their hate as they would change their shirts. Their press is vulgarly base with hate-filled cartoons; their reporting describes whatever hate is now uppermost and convenient. Their radio is a long scream of hate, a call to hate. They teach their children hate in school. They must love the taste of hate; it is their daily bread. And what good has it done them?"

    Martha Gellhorn

    Because their 'religion' is a religion of hate, of male supremacy, of Arab supremacy, of Dhimmitude for everyone else, of perpetual war until the whole earth is Moslem, only the correct brand of course, and is totally irrational in the bad sense of that term.

    1. Here is my simple theory on religion: They all suck from the bottom.

  19. 11-year-old Yemeni girl escapes forced marriage: "I'm not the only one....There are many cases like that. Some children decide to throw themselves into the sea. They're dead now."

    This is the article and a video of a truly beautiful and wonderfully spoken 11 year old child.

    If this short video fails to move you, nothing will, and you are spiritually dead.

  20. .

    Hey, rat, I left a response to your questions on Detroit and that HUD regulation two streams back (Greenwald/Hayden).


    1. Bring his comment and your response forward to here:

    2. .

      Actually it was a series of posts, starting with yours on the new HUD regulation. Kinda long, but what the heck.


    3. .

      From yesterday,

      DeuceMon Jul 22, 12:28:00 PM EDT

      Think you are free? Think again. - To ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in.

      The goal is to help communities understand "fair housing barriers" and "establish clear goals" for "improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation."

      “This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

      “For the first time ever," Donovan added, "HUD will provide data for every neighborhood in the country, detailing the access African American, Latino, Asian, and other communities have to local assets, including schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle class."

      - See more at:



      DeuceMon Jul 22, 12:29:00 PM EDT

      Add that to the new free for all immigration plan.

      desert ratMon Jul 22, 12:46:00 PM EDT

      Well, this course of action certainly indicates that the Federals are moving hard against those that claim the US is an apartheid nation.

      As does the Immigration legislation.
      There seem to b many in the Republican Party that want to do away with the two tiered society that exists, today, in the US with regards the undocumented. Allowing the untold millions of undocumented residents of the United Stats the ability to call the police when they are attacked, raped, or stolen from.

      Whether the particulars of McCain's legislation are good or bad, those residents of the US that are not currently protected by the justice system, while here, should be addressed.
      Not addressing the problem is no solution at all.

      The Federal government and business community collects the benefits of their being here, it should legitimize the reality of their existence here in the US.

      QuirkMon Jul 22, 02:26:00 PM EDT


      Tell it to Detroit and its neighbors.

      You can't do away with racism or segregation through legislation. Setting 'goals' which will eventually turn into 'targets' will only increase racism.

      Think school busing.



    4. .

      desert ratMon Jul 22, 04:55:00 PM EDT

      All a bean counter can do, Q, is count the beans.

      There have been loud proclamations that the US is an apartheid nation, some right here on the Libertarian blog. The Federals are watching, reading every word.

      There has to be a way for the Federals to confirm or deny that these repugnant practices, ethnic, racial and religious discrimination, are not wide spread or systematic as claimed by our writers. Counting beans is what the Federals know. When bean counting is the only tool in the box, every problem looks like a bean. The claims that the US is an apartheid nation must be quantified, before those claims can be remedied.

      Both of the self identifying AIPAC members, here at the blog, made the claim that the US is an apartheid nation, the Federal government will respond to those AIPAC members claims.

      They will count the beans.

      It is my belief that the bean counters will find that the US is not an apartheid nation, that the AIPAC members are bloviating, hyperventilating and attempting a propaganda spin. That theyy are still telling the "Big Lie", but there it is, another Federal investigation has begun because of frivolous claims by the AIPAC members of the Libertarian blog community.


      None the less, there will be an investigation of the claims made by AIPAC members, here at the Libertarian.

      desert ratMon Jul 22, 04:59:00 PM EDT

      I wonder if the claims that the US is an apartheid nation is a coordinated effort by AIPAC.

      Since both of the AIPAC posters here at the Libertarian have struck the same note, it may be that it is a concerted and coordinated AIPAC campaign to discredit the United States government.


    5. .

      QuirkMon Jul 22, 06:50:00 PM EDT


      You are naïve with your bean counting meme.

      We are talking a HUD regulation. They have already established goals. As soon as those goals aren't met, there will be pressure on those in the line of command to answer why they aren't met. Eventually, there will be targets, either official or de facto. This is a bureaucracy we are talking about here. Everyone gets a performance review.


      desert ratMon Jul 22, 07:36:00 PM EDT

      It is a proposed rule, Q

      The Federal bureaucratic representative tells us that it ... represents a 21st century approach to fair housing ...

      Who could possibly object to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of ...

      It is right in line with the sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, providing every resident with an opportunity to find happiness in a nation ... where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,”

      Going to count up the beans, to ensure "fairness" and "equality" all across the land.

      What in particular the HUD proposed rule, or the immigration bill, has to do with the fifty year decline of the city of Detroit, I am not quite sure. Do you have any statistical data to confirm or deny what you think the folks in Detroit should be told, if queried?
      Do not the people of Detroit deserve to live in a city that they can be proud of?

      Where are the beans?

      Why have they left Detroit?

      Oh, wait, I heard the Mexicans are buying into the revitalization of Detroit.
      The bean counters say the Latino segment of Detroit's population is growing. Bucking the tide, as it were. Seeing opportunity where others see dismay and desolation.

      Perhaps that is a perception based upon experience in the real world of lack of opportunity.
      Detroit beats Ciudad Juarez, which is south of El Paso on the Rio Grande, in that regard.


    6. .

      QuirkTue Jul 23, 01:01:00 AM EDT

      It is a proposed rule, Q

      CNS News needs to finds someone who can write a news story.

      HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in.


      The Federal bureaucratic representative tells us that it ... represents a 21st century approach to fair housing ...

      Right, and I'm sure HUD represented that the Jeffries Projects built in the 50's was the 20th Century approach to fair housing, from solution to slum in 5 years.

      It is right in line with the sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, providing every resident with an opportunity to find happiness in a nation ... where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,”

      Good lord, rat, your pontificating makes me want to puke. Do you really think some HUD rule is actually going to make a difference in these peoples' lives.

      What in particular the HUD proposed rule, or the immigration bill, has to do with the fifty year decline of the city of Detroit, I am not quite sure.

      You obviously didn't get the point of my initial post on this stream. No band of Washington elitist bureaucrats can write a 'regulation' that will do away with segregation without impinging on the rights of others and further aggravating the problem of racism. A perfect example was the 'busing' ruling that affected the entire metro Detroit area. It required school kids to be bussed between school districts to achieve desegregation, often sending them many miles away from their homes and neighborhoods. Instead of solving the problem it pissed off parents, aggravated racial tensions, sped white flight, built up the size of religious schools, and made the problem even worse since in the end all Detroit was doing was shipping black kids from one all-black school to another. The busing issue was one of the key reasons prompting flight out of the city.


    7. .

      QuirkTue Jul 23, 01:02:00 AM EDT

      Why have they left Detroit?

      A million reasons big and small. After the war, the auto companies and others fought mass transportation, even the trolleys went. So going forward from the fifties there was never a real mass transit system. Then there was the riot in the 60's. There was some white flight prior to the riots but it was in panic mode after the riots. Whole sections of the city were destroyed and never recovered. In the 70's, it was the school busing issue. You just don't mess with peoples kids. There was no stopping the white flight after the Milliken v Bradley decision. In 1973, Coleman Young came in as mayor getting 91% of the black vote. He did good work in obtaining federal money but he was a racially polarizing figure. The white flight helped him. He was mayor for 20 years. In the 80's it was the decline of the domestic auto companies and subsequent loss of good paying jobs. There was not only white flight but also black and Hispanic flight. Anyone who could get out did. Under Young, crime escalated and he was blamed for it. There were numerous black gangs that controlled the heroin trade in the 70's and the crack cocaine trade in the 80's and early 90's. As the crime grew, more people left. Under Young, Detroit held the title 'Murder Capital' numerous times. It also has held the title 'arson capital' with the 'Devil's Night' arsons making national headlines. Well, there is plenty of fuel, tens of thousands of abandoned and derelict buildings.

      Following Young was a whole string of incompetent or corrupt mayors and city council members finally culminating with Kwame Kilpatrick who now resides in federal prison. Wayne County surrounds Detroit and the Feds have ongoing investigations there also and it appears likely many of the honchos there including the County Executive will end up facing prison time.

      Which brings us to Snyder and Orr. Orr is the Emergency Manager and has been trying to get all sides, city council, pensioners, unions, bondholders, to come together and negotiate. All but a few have refused, therefore, the bankruptcy.

      You only have to turn on the evening news to see what they are up against. They have a city that stretches over an area similar to Philly yet with only a third of the population, a population with a high unemployment rate. As for crime, it's a war zone.

      Oh, wait, I heard the Mexicans are buying into the revitalization of Detroit

      Hadn't heard that. There are numerous reports of young people moving back into the city; however, but I don't believe it is in very large numbers. Now, there are some pretty savvy businessmen who are buying up property in the city now at bargain basement prices. Illich, Gilbert, the Fords, etc. If Detroit comes back you can bet it won't be the Mexicans getting rich, it will be the rich getting richer. That is not a slam at these guys. they are willing to gamble that Detroit will make it back and they have been the only ones contributing anything positive for a long time.


    8. All showing that rat is crazy as hell and stupid too.

    9. "A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."

  21. C'mon now, we need 30 million more illegal immigrants as citizens in our land --

    >>>>>13-year-old girl raped by more than a dozen illegal aliens in Texas

    Juan Lozano Ortega and Edgar Gerardo Guzman Perez

    Credits: booking photos

    On Wednesday, police in Austin arrested two Mexican nationals who reportedly participated in the gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl on June 29.


    Immigration: Illegal Aliens' Crimes Against Children

    The girl, a runaway, who lives at the Settlement Home for Children, was picked up by three Latino men and driven to the Avalon Arms apartments, where she was raped by a large group of men for several hours, according to police.

    As many as 13 men took turns sexually assaulting the girl. Many cheered and filmed the sickening crime on their cell phones, according to court documents.

    Juan Lozano Ortega, 25, and Edgar Gerardo Guzman Perez, 26, have been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Both are currently being held in the Travis County Jail on immigration detainers.

    View Ortega's booking info...

    View Guzman's booking info...

    KTBC reported:

    The affidavit states the assault lasted until early into the morning of June 30, then the victim was driven to a nearby neighborhood and told to "find somewhere to go."

    Police say they were able to track Ortega and Perez from the phone call the girl made to her foster brother with their cell phone. She was able to make it back on her own to the settlement home.

    The girl was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined her injuries were consistent with her allegations.

    Austin police are currently searching for the other assailants.<<<<<<

  22. I leave you, my hearties, for another day, with this quote from Saul Bellow -

    "“A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

    - with instructions to all that each meditate this quote in their inner being with all his/her own strength.

  23. Detroit went from 300,000 manufacturing jobs to 27,000 manufacturing jobs. What city could survive that?