In November 2018, Democrat Joe Gonzales was elected Bexar County District Attorney with the financial backing of liberal billionaire George Soros. Gonzalez takes office officially on January 1st, but there seems to be some evidence of a more liberal, perhaps anti-police, atmosphere taking hold at the DA’s office.
In a disturbing trend, prosecutors in the Bexar County DA’s office have failed to bring charges (called “no billed”) against suspects who have physically assaulted, injured, and in some cases, almost killed San Antonio police officers. Protecting the lives of police officers is as vital as any duty of the county judicial system.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued the San Antonio police chief for what he says are violations of the state’s immigration law targeting “sanctuary cities.” Paxton accuses Chief William McManus of violating SB-4, the anti-sanctuary law, when he refused to turn over migrants in a human smuggling case to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on January 2018.
The sanctuary city policy can be traced to liberal San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and certain city council members, as well as to the city manager, Sheryl Sculley, who facilitated the illegal aliens’ release.
In June 2017, San Antonio became the largest city in Texas to sue the state over SB 4. San Antonio joined three civil rights organizations in arguing that SB 4 is unconstitutional, and asked the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDEF) to represent the City.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush signed a resolution Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, agreeing on the general terms of the Alamo master plan which includes the closing of Alamo Street through Alamo Plaza and moving the Cenotaph to a different location in the plaza. San Antonio voters and Texas patriots need to wake up and take action.
Nirenberg supports the Alamo Plaza plan that will triple its size of the area, and change the historical presentation to minimize the 1836 battle in a new museum and visitors center. He and Land Commissioner Bush announced their supporter for the public-private project that has been in the planning stages for four years.
The City Council will consider it on Thursday, Oct. 18, and they have already endorsed some of the general principles. Passage and approval of the Plan are almost assured.
Deep in the bowels of Democrat-dominated south Texas, admissions of election bribery and voter fraud have emerged. What’s ironic is that Democrats continue to deny that election tampering and voter fraud exists. Also, it is curious how the Media has ignored or limited its coverage of the of this case.
Judge J. Bonner Dorsey voided the June 9, 2018, mayoral runoff, in which incumbent and former mayor Norberto “Beto” Salinas was defeated by the challenger and current mayor Armando O’Caña. Salinas had served as mayor for 20 years, and he had established a strong city hall organization.
The Judge also said, “I hold or find, by clear and convincing evidence, that the number of illegal votes was in excess of 158.” He said he based his ruling on the bribery of voters, the paperwork of the mail-in ballots and the assistance of voters at the polls, and added, “I never thought I would hear admissions of being bribed.”
When people can’t defend their position on an issue, they make the debate personal (see Kavanaugh confirmation hearing), and that’s what happened on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg refused to debate anyone except Firefighters union leader Chris Steele regarding the three proposed city charter amendments on the November ballot.
The debate was supposed to be about issues, and local conservative leader Reinette Alecozay was ready to step up. However, Nirenberg and the City Hall Establishment wanted to play only by their rules, and thus he refused to debate Alecozay.
Sadly, but as expected, the San Antonio Express-News and the rest of local media blamed Steele for not showing in their reports. The SA Express has played the role of the City Hall Establishment’s mouthpiece and supported the “NO Vote” campaign against the city charter amendments.
Citizens should ask if this debate and vote is about personalities or issues? Furthermore, can’t issues be discussed and debated by any knowledgeable persons?