The liberal/leftist mainstream news media is once again trying to justify a crime using race and ignorance to condemn a good law. Houston resident Hervis Earl Rogers, 62, a convicted felon, was charged on June 24 with illegally voting. He is being portrayed as a victim of an unjust law that restricts minorities from voting.
Rogers, an ex-felon, voted in the 2018 general and special elections and the 2020 Democratic primary. Ex-felons can only vote if they have completed both their sentences and all the terms of their supervised release, such as parole, which Rogers had not. In addition, it is against the law for anyone in Texas to knowingly vote or attempt to vote in an election in which they know they are ineligible.
President Biden and the Democrats are blaming the national crime wave on Republicans. Biden claims the Republicans "defunded" the police by failing to pass the $3 Trillion bill he claims had the money for cities to fund police departments.
Of course, Biden, the Democrats, and the liberal news media ignore that mayors in Democrat-run cities sided with Black Lives Matter and other leftist radicals. These cities defunded the police on their own.
News Media's "War on Police" continues in San Antonio. In the latest liberal/leftist spin, KSAT-TV Channel 12 and the San Antonio Express-News published a map that shows which precincts supported anti-police Proposition B and did not but supported the police.
However, the map reveals the race and class warfare fanned by the liberal/leftist politicians and community leaders, and the local news media. The news reports spun the election as a “loss” for police reform, not a victory for the police or law and order.
A Hispanic Republican, Javier Villalobos, was elected mayor on Saturday, June 5, in the heart of one of the communities from the Texas Border Crisis. Villalobos defeated Veronica Whitacre in the runoff for McAllen mayor.
Texas Democrat Congressional Representatives Vicente Gonzalez and Rep. Henry Cuellar, representing the border counties, have previously expressed concerns about the Biden Administration's immigration policies that have created the crisis in drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Villalobos’ election could signal that the traditionally Democrat border communities are in danger of turning Republican.
Congratulations to the San Antonio Police Officers Association for defeating Proposition B, a “defund the police” proposition, on Saturday, May 1st. SAPOA is the only police group in the nation to defeat a defund-the-police group, but local Fake News and radical leftists refuse to accept the “Will of the People.”
SAPOA, with barely $70,000 but with lots of heart and conviction, was able to overcome the radical leftist “Fix SAPD” with almost $1 million of out-of-state assistance. “Fix SAPD” is a “Black Lives Matter” affiliate with support from radical Saul Alinsky groups like MoveOn dot Org and Texas Organizing Project, which receive George Soros funding.