Crime

Arson for the hell of it

Featured image “A Rochester woman,” as they say, pleaded guilty last week to being an accessory after the fact to arson of multiple St. Paul businesses during the George Floyd riots. According to court documents summarized in a local United States Attorney press release, on May 28 last year Mena Dhaya Yousif and husband Jose Angel Felan Jr. went to several businesses located on University Avenue in St. Paul: Felan allegedly set »

A novel idea for combatting the violent crime epidemic

Featured image According to the Washington Post, homicides are up 15 percent in Washington, D.C. compared to this time last year. Homicides reached a 16-year high last year. This past weekend, three men were shot to death in Brightwood Park, a middle-class neighborhood in Northwest D.C. that not long ago was considered safe. Violent crime is up about 23 percent in Brightwood Park this year. The Post reports that neighborhood residents are »

Thanks, Kamala

Featured image Kamala Harris has blood on her hands. Not in connection with Afghanistan–I doubt that she has had any influence on events there–but as a result of her support for violent crime in Minnesota. In the wake of the George Floyd riots, Harris contributed to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and encouraged others to do so as well. She did so on the pretext that the Freedom Fund was bailing out “demonstrators” »

Parole for Sirhan Sirhan?

Featured image I agree with Steve’s post about the California parole board’s grant of parole to Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Robert Kennedy. I do wonder whether Steve is being too optimistic in suggesting that Governor Newsom will overturn the parole board’s decision so as to improve his prospects of avoiding recall. But Steve is an informed observer of California politics, so I’m heartened by his optimism. Perhaps Newsom will take into account »

I Beg Your Pardon?

Featured image The telos of the leftism’s new soft-on-crime mentality arrived today when a California parole board granted parole to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. The Los Angeles district attorney, the leftist George Gascon, declined to send anyone from the DA’s office (the LA DA prosecuted Sirhan back in 1969, and as such is the prosecutor of record for Sirhan) to lobby against Sirhan’s parole. It had »

A tale of Minnesota crime & politics

Featured image A week ago yesterday one Anton Lazzaro disseminated the following press release regarding the investigation he commissioned to confirm the sibling relationship between Ilhan Omar and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. Omar and Elmi were “legally” married in 2009. Omar married Elmi for fraudulent purposes — Omar was already in a long-term relationship with Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her three children, whom she subsequently married and divorced to clean up »

From the Saborit file: Restatement

Featured image I have done a little more digging and thinking on the immigration status of Alexis Saborit, the illegal alien who beheaded American Thayer in Shakopee, Minnesota on July 28. I reported his status as an illegal alien last week here (August 3) with a statement from ICE and followed up here (August 5) with a summary of the case so far. Please note that the August 5 post embeds a »

From the Saborit file: The Ingraham Angle

Featured image Laura Ingraham invited me on her FOX News show on Thursday night to talk about my reporting on Alexis Saborit’s July 28 beheading of America Thayer in Shakopee, Minnesota — in broad daylight at a busy intersection of a residential neighborhood. Today is yet another day on which the Star Tribune has failed to take a serious look at the case. Laura homed in on the lack of media coverage »

From the Saborit file: The murder charge

Featured image I am quite confident that Alexis Saborit is the first “Minnesota man,” as the Star Tribune likes to put these things, to behead his victim in broad daylight in front of witnesses. At least in that sense his murder case is historic. Today is another day on which Star Tribune has chosen to take a pass on any serious examination of the case and related facts. When Saborit murdered America »

From the Saborit file: What we know so far

Featured image I have been trying to advance our understanding of the beheading of America Thayer by Alexis Saborit in Shakopee, Minnesota last week incrementally in several posts. My previous posts can all be accessed here. I want to summarize what I have learned — facts and inferences and tentative conclusions — working on the story so far. My summary in bullet point form is below with the criminal complaint in the »

Our Disgraceful Judges

Featured image The Black Lives Matter movement and attendant anti-police hysteria are the main reason for skyrocketing crime across America. But there is a second factor that needs to be exposed and condemned: soft-headed judges who don’t take seriously their obligation to protect the public. Scott has been covering the infuriating case of Alexis Saborit, an illegal alien who beheaded his girlfriend in a Minneapolis suburb while she was driving him to »

From the Saborit file: His immigration status

Featured image I have been digging on the confused question of Alexis Saborit’s immigration status over the past several days. He is an illegal alien originally from Cuba who cannot be deported from the United States. Just to give the issue a timely twist, he entered the United States from Mexico. Saborit knows the United States is unable to deport him. When he asked at the hearing this past Friday to be »

From the Saborit file: His lawyer returns my call

Featured image I wrote the adjacent post on the arson case pending against Alexis Saborit and then went for a walk. During my review of the arson case file yesterday afternoon, I picked up the office telephone number of Saborit counsel Michael W. McDonald in the file. I called him to answer some of the questions I raised in the post and left a voicemail message with his office. To my great »

From the Saborit file

Featured image There doesn’t seem to be much local media interest in the murder of America Thayer on the streets of Shakopee, Minnesota last week. Last week Thayer was beheaded in broad daylight by her boyfriend, Alexis Saborit. Media interest outside Minnesota continues. Most recently, the New York Post reported “Beheaded Minnesota woman begged court to lift no-contact order for her alleged killer” (New York Post, July 31) and “Alex Saborit ‘dangerous »

America Thayer, RIP

Featured image The biggest local crime story this year may be the beheading of America Thayer in broad daylight on the streets of Shakopee, Minnesota last week. America was murdered by one Alexis Saborit. Saborit was her abusive boyfriend. In a 2017 Carver County proceeding against him for abusing America (Thayer, that is), Judge Kevin Eide indicated in the court’s release order/bail hearing document that “Defendant has ICE hold.” At his initial »

Minneapolis Crime Update

Featured image We have chronicled Minneapolis’s descent into lawlessness over the past year. The nightmare continues, and is the cover story in the current issue of Thinking Minnesota, which is now hitting mailboxes. Here are a couple of lowlights from this weekend. First, former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels records his own observations from last night: North Minneapolis Saturday night. Former Mpls City Council person Don Samuels.. pic.twitter.com/7yT3SolAvS — CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) »

The lonesome death of America Thayer

Featured image The brutal murder of America Mafalda Thayer is heartbreaking, horrifying, and enraging at the same time. She was beheaded in broad daylight on Thursday in Shakopee, Minnesota. America appears to have been a delightful Cuban immigrant; she legally changed her name to America when she became a citizen. Shakopee sits in Scott County on the south bank of the Minnesota river 25 miles southwest of Minneapolis. It is one of »