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for the week ending 12 March 2023

As Arizona Looks To Defund Border Security,
Cartels Move Smuggling Efforts West

(Just the News) — Since Gov. Katie Hobbs was sworn into office in January, the number of foreign nationals illegally entering Arizona has increased primarily in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Tucson Sector. And as several factors, including Texas expanding border security efforts, are resulting in illegal border crossings increasing further west, law enforcement officials say Arizona can expect greater numbers.

Arizona's 378 miles of shared border with Mexico is patrolled by agents in two CBP sectors of Tucson and Yuma. Last month, agents in both sectors combined apprehended 36,296 foreign nationals, up from 33,193 in January.

They also reported 19,698 gotaways last month, up from 13,968 in January, according to preliminary data obtained by The Center Square from a Border Patrol agent.

The agent provided the information on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. It only includes Border Patrol data and excludes Office of Field Operations data.
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San Francisco Slavery Fund Has Yet To Get
A Donation From City Contractors In Its 7 Years

(Just the News) — As the city of San Francisco debates how to pay for a legacy of racism, its slavery disclosure ordinance asking businesses that contract with the city for voluntary donations to "ameliorate the effects of slavery" has not received a donation in seven years.

San Francisco's Human Rights Commission released a memo in December 2022 that advocated the city give $5 million to each eligible Black resident. The U.S. Census estimated about 42,390 Black residents in the city in 2021. The commission didn't say how many people would be eligible for the $5 million.

In 2006, San Francisco created a "slavery disclosure" ordinance under then-Mayor Gavin Newsom. The ordinance requires businesses that contract with the city to research its company's history and report any financial transactions and activity that may have been part of the slave industry.

In 2015, two businesses acknowledged in their affidavits that they had ties to predecessor banks that benefitted from the slave trade.
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Abortion Groups Silent As Pro-Life Advocates Condemn
Jane Fonda's 'Murder' Suggestion On 'The View'

(Fox News) — Pro-life advocates have swiftly condemned Jane Fonda's "murder" comments while pro-choice groups have so far remained mum about the Oscar winner's suggestion that those opposing abortions should be taken out.

Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the abortion battle has been waged on a state level, something Fonda is extremely passionate about as expressed on Friday's installment of "The View."

"We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have. We know what that feels like, we know what that's done for our lives," Fonda said. "We're not going back, I don't care what the laws are. We're not going back."

When asked by co-host Joy Behar what can be done "besides marching and protesting," Fonda replied, "Well, I've thought of murder." Sparking laughter at the table, Behar insisted to viewers Fonda was "just kidding," which prompted a long glare from the Hollywood icon.
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Senate Blocks DC Crime Bill, Sending Measure
To Biden's Desk Days After Prez Said He'd Sign

(NY Post) — Thirty-three Democratic senators joined Republicans on Wednesday to block a controversial update to Washington, DC's criminal code that would lower maximum penalties for violent crime, including carjackings.

The upper chamber advanced the resolution nixing the DC City Council's bill in an 81-14, with every Republican senator supporting the resolution sponsored by Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.).

The measure now heads to President Biden's desk, who announced last week that he would not veto it, outraging DC officials and some Democrats.

"Carjackings and car thefts have become a daily routine. Homicides are racking up at a rate of four per week," Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said during remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday.

“This is our capital city. But local politicians have let its streets become a danger and an embarrassment,” he added.
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 Democrats Who Can't Define 'woman'
Celebrate International Women's Day

(Fox News) — A number of Democrats across the country celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday, despite having previously been either unwilling or unable to provide a definition of what a "woman" is.

The apparent inability by many on the political left to provide a definition of a "woman" became a point of contention following now-Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson refusing to define the word when asked during her confirmation hearing last year.

"Today, on [International Women's Day], we celebrate all the women around the world who lead the way, all while contending with the weight of parenting, cost of child care, scourge of sexism – including pay disparities – and now, for many, the loss of their right to abortion care," Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
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Berlin To Let Everyone Go Topless
At Public Swimming Pools

BERLIN (AP) — Women in Berlin will soon be allowed to go topless at the city's public swimming pools, like men, the Berlin state government said Thursday.

The new bathing rules allowing everyone to go swimming without covering their torsos followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to go topless in a swimming pool in the capital.

The woman, whose identity was not revealed, had turned to the senate's ombudsperson's office for equal treatment to demand that women, like men, can swim topless, the Berlin senate for justice, diversity and anti-discrimination said in a written statement.

In reaction to the complaint and the ombudsman's involvement in the case, the Berliner Baederbetriebe, which runs the city's public pools, decided to change its clothing rules, the statement said.
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 Tesla Cuts Prices On Its Most Expensive Models

(Reuters) — Tesla has cut prices on its two most expensive electric vehicles in the United States, according to the company's website, days after CEO Elon Musk said recent price cuts on other models had stoked demand.

The price cuts, Tesla's fifth adjustment since the start of the year, ranged from 4% on the performance version of the Model S to 9% on the more expensive Model X.

Musk has said repeatedly in recent months that Tesla would focus on bringing prices down to drive demand and that it had seen success in sparking orders with global discounts introduced in January.

"The desire for people to own a Tesla is extremely high. The limiting factor is their ability to pay for a Tesla," Musk said last week at Tesla's investor day.
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That's Ill-Eagle: Two Nebraska Men Charged
After Killing Bald Eagle To Eat

(NY Post) — Didn't they know that's ill-eagle? Two Honduran nationals believed to be illegal migrants were arrested in Nebraska on Tuesday after gunning down a North American bald eagle with the intention of cooking and eating it.

The two men were identified as Ramio Hernandez-Tziquin and Domingo Zetino-Hernandez, both 20-year-old Honduran nationals living in Norfolk, the Stanton County Sheriff's Office said in a press release.

The duo indicated to authorities that they "planned on cooking and eating the bird," according to the news release.

Sources said the men had no identification on them. The pair are believed to be here illegally, Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger told the Post Monday.
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Brand-New Ford Ranger Raptor Totaled By
Dealer Employee With Drink In Hand

(Motor Trend) — It's not every day you take delivery of a brand-new, nearly $45,000 Ford Ranger Raptor, and it must be a pretty exciting feeling. (Soon, Americans might know that feeling, too, when the off-road-ready Ranger Raptor finally makes it stateside.) Unfortunately for one unlucky owner, a dealership employee on an off-road joy ride in South Africa stole that moment for themselves and ended up totaling the brand-new pickup before it could be delivered.

The news comes to us from South African website, which featured images of the totaled white Ford Ranger Raptor that rolled in the crash. A video uploaded to That's My Car on YouTube apparently shows the inside of the cabin during the big crash.

The video shows a packed cab of joy riders, the front passenger and driver each enjoying an iced beverage held in one hand. Of course, the drink holding does not seem wise for the driver while also steering over the off-road terrain, as we soon learn. It's unclear what everybody was drinking, but we can use our imaginations based on the results. The driver bombs down a muddy road through some big puddles before cutting through a field, where the truck apparently rolled at least once, ending up on its side.
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 Hamburg Shooting: Seven Killed In Attack
On Jehovah's Witness Hall

(BBC) — Seven people, including an unborn baby, have been killed in a shooting at a Jehovah's Witness meeting hall in the German city of Hamburg, police say.

They say the gunman acted alone in Thursday's attack, and later took his own life. His motives are unknown.

The suspect, named only as Philipp F, is said to have had "ill feelings" towards the religious community, of which he had previously been a member.

Video has emerged appearing to show him firing through a window of the hall.

At a briefing on Friday, the police said four men and two women were shot dead. All the dead were German nationals.

Eight people were injured, four seriously. A Ugandan and a Ukrainian were among those hurt.

A woman who was seven months pregnant was shot – killing her unborn baby. The mother survived.
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