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Edgar Torres-Rangel, illegal immigrant who killed a Tennessee woman, is still on the loose

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Edgar Omar Torres-Rangel illegal immigrant who allegedly killed a Tennessee woman is still on the lo

Last month, illegal immigrant Edgar Omar Torres-Rangel, 28, was enjoying a Mexican rodeo at Rancho La Herradura in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. He became intoxicated but decided to drive himself home. He ended up on the wrong side of the highway and hit Keri King’s vehicle head-on. King died at the scene.

Torres-Rangel was injured and taken to the hospital. That’s the last authorities have seen of him.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has offered a $5,000 reward leading to Torres-Rangel’s arrest.

There has been no comment from authorities on how he escaped or if there were officers assigned to arrest him once he was released. Federal patient privacy laws prohibit hospital personnel from notifying law enforcement when a patient is released, but officers could have waited with him.

They didn’t.

My Take

There are so many questions surrounding this case. Was there any way to prevent Torres-Rangel from being in the country illegally? Why wasn’t he taken into custody the moment he was able to be released? Where is he now?

I’ll defer my opinion on this one because Jeff Boyce, who knew the victim well, said plenty in this heartfelt interview he gave after King’s death:

Tennessee Woman Killed by Alleged Illegal Immigrant Was ‘An Angel’ in Life

http://tennesseestar.com/2018/11/21/tennessee-woman-killed-by-alleged-illegal-immigrant-was-an-angel-in-life/“One minute I’m so angry I can’t even explain how angry I am, and it makes me so sad I want to cry,” Boyce told The Tennessee Star Tuesday, before his voice broke and he started sobbing.

“I will spend every penny I’ve got to run a damn front page ad in every paper in this state right before election time and I will tell Keri’s story,” Boyce said, as a warning to any state legislator who won’t help.

“People say her older sister is broken because of this. I’m mad. I’m ready for the family to get mad.  I’m ready for Keri to get justice,” Boyce said.

Keri King’s name must be added to the long list of American citizens whose lives were taken by illegal immigrants. It’s inexcusable that men like Edgar Torres-Rangel are protected by the left while their victims are ignored.

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  1. Gene Ralno

    November 23, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I didn’t know this victim but suspect Edgar Torres-Rangel was allowed to enter the U.S. without any vetting whatsoever. Further, illegal aliens commit 5,639 murders in the U.S. every year and most of the perps, as we speak, are watching big screen television in their respective prisons. We need to catch this sociopathic b*st*rd, punish him and deport him forever.

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As Jussie Smollett story evolves, let’s not give it the Covington Catholic School treatment

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When a juicy story hits social media, the instant reaction is to run with it and all the implications. That’s the nature of our on-demand, always-on, real-time media world. The only thing faster than hot takes from the first hint of a story are the assumptions made by both sides regardless of the details.

Such is the case with Jussie Smollett, the actor who was allegedly attacked by MAGA-loving bigots. Smollett, a gay man of color, was allegedly targeted on the streets of Chicago, but now reports are coming in that it may have been an elaborate hoax designed to help him save his job on the cast of Empire.

But so far, police have only confirmed that Smollett is still being treated as a victim. Yes, there were two persons of interest questioned by police. Yes, Smollett skipped a voluntary interview with police this morning. Yes, the story was strange from the start and this new narrative seems to match much better regardless of which side of the political or cultural aisle you’re on.

And yet, nothing has been confirmed.


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Was it all a hoax? Possibly. Some who are looking at he evidence today and the report released by local Chicago news may come to the conclusion that a hoax was likely. But let’s not assume until the truth is revealed by officials.

 


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Democrats push background check bill in the House

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Democrats push background check bill in the House

As social media buzzes about the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting, Democrats hope to put their latest iteration of gun control on the floor and onto the Senate. Called a “bipartisan” attempt to initiate more background checks on firearm purchases and sales, many conservatives on Capitol Hill are speaking out against it.

The House Judiciary Committee advanced the bill yesterday.

My Take

Gun control bills, of which this is merely the first to be pushed by the current iteration of Democrats, usually have two things in common. First, they don’t address the problem they’re allegedly trying to solve; neither the Parkland shooting nor any mass shooting in the 21st century would have been prevented had this bill been in place. Second, they are a stepping stone through which leftists will attempt to initiate more draconian laws that eat away at our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

As with the abortion issue, the gun control issue is one in which “common sense” is used to push harsher laws down the line.

It should be strange to cognizant Americans that Democrats continue to push laws that make it easier to kill preborn babies while making it harder for innocent people to defend themselves with firearms. Are you seeing a trend in their mentality?

 


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Freedom-lovers, keep an eye on AG William Barr

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Freedom-lovers keep an eye on AG William Barr

Today, William Barr is likely to be confirmed to be the next Attorney General. While he’s a qualified leader to take the reins over the Justice Department and a strong patriot, there are concerns that we must remember as he joins the Trump administration.

First and foremost, Barr’s record on the 4th Amendment is abysmal.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

One would hope the top law enforcer in the nation would be an ardent defender of the 4th Amendment, but Barr has demonstrated not only a willingness to circumvent it at times but has also expressed annoyance that it prevents law enforcement from doing its job, particularly as it pertains to stopping terrorism. He’s also a fan of the Patriot Act, though if anything it didn’t go far enough.

Sadly, only a tiny handful of Republicans in DC seem to be concerned.

The tribalism that has infected the country and plagued groups on both sides of the political aisle has struck once again. There would be plenty of objections from conservatives if Barr had been nominated by President Obama or another Democrat, but since he’s a Trump nominee it appears he’s going to fly through with no GOP Senators objecting other than Rand Paul.

It’s a shame that the President decided to go with Barr. It’s likely he did so based on Barr’s objections to Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian hacking of the election, but otherwise Barr’s record is one that doesn’t seem very conducive to freedom. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him.

 


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