San Antonio Police Chief William McManus has sided with Democrat Congressman Castro regarding patrolling near voting polls. Rather than questioning why law enforcement officers doing routine patrols near voting polls was a problem for Cong. Joaquin Castro, Chief McManus has politicized the matter even further.
In a directive from SAPD Asst. Chief James Flavin dated today, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, SAPD officers citywide are told to stand down and “refrain from patrolling through or parking in close proximity to polling locations in the City." Why?
SA Police Officer Association president, Mike Helle, released the following statement in response to Chief McManus' directive saying, “It’s no surprise that Congressman Castro views law enforcement so negatively, but his call for citizens to fear and report on police officers carrying out their duty is an insult to every officer and their family. It’s also very sad that instead of standing up for his officers, Chief McManus essentially agrees with Rep. Castro that police officers are people to be feared and reported on for doing their duty.”
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?
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.
If anyone ever wonders about San Antonio politics and who controls and influences city hall, here is a good snap shot into one group and their role in a very intense controversy.
The Texas Organizing Project (TOP) is a leftist Saul Alinsky state-wide organization, that supports a $15 minimum wage, open borders, and opposes voter I.D. Interestingly, TOP has announced it is opposing two of the San Antonio city charter amendments because they are "not the best solution to the problem".
It is ironic that an organization like TOP that demands "democracy" and a "voice for everyone" would oppose an amendment that would lower the required number of signatures for voters to challenge city hall to trigger a referendum. That's hard understand. Isn’t that democracy?