Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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A convicted crack dealer who left prison early as part of the Obama administration’s mass release of federal inmates has been indicted by a grand jury for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her two kids in Columbus, Ohio. The gory crime drew national attention because the children, ages 7 and 10, were murdered to eliminate them as witnesses in the brutal massacre of their 32-year-old mother.

This week a grand jury in Franklin County returned a 10-count, death-penalty indictment against the ex-con, 35-year-old Wendell Callahan, for the triple murders. Callahan broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and stabbed the three victims, according to a statement issued by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announcing the indictment. The bloody crime scene was discovered by the woman’s current boyfriend, who subsequently engaged in a fight with Callahan before he fled. The indictment includes charges of aggravated murder with prior calculation and design and aggravated murder of victims under the age of 13.

“There are multiple charges regarding the three victim deaths because there are different methods to commit the crime of murder and the Prosecutor’s Office typically charges all methods”, O’Brien stated. Callahan is in jail on $3 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned later this week.

Callahan should have been in jail when the crimes occurred, but he was released four years early because federal sentencing guidelines for crack dealers got reduced. The change is part of President Obama’s effort to reform the nation’s justice system as a way of ending racial discrimination. The initiative was technically launched back in 2010 when the president signed a measure that for the first time in decades relaxed drug-crime sentences he claimed discriminated against poor and minority offenders. This severely weakened a decades-old law enacted during the infamous crack cocaine epidemic that ravaged urban communities nationwide in the 1980s. As part of the movement the U.S. Sentencing Commission lowered maximum sentences for drug offenders and made it retroactive, leading to the early release of thousands of violent thugs like Callahan.

In November the administration began releasing 6,000 drug convicts coined “non-violent” offenders whose sentences were too long under the old guidelines. News reports quickly surfaced contradicting the administration’s assessment that the newly released convicts were not violent. Among them was the leader of a multi-million dollar operation that smuggled drugs from Canada to Maine. Prosecutors refer to the 29-year-old con as a “drug kingpin” who was one of “America’s Most Wanted.” Shortly before the administration’s mass release of drug convicts, federal prosecutors warned that drug trafficking is inherently violent and therefore the phrase “non-violent drug offenders” is a misnomer. The nation’s prosecutors also cautioned that reducing prison sentences for drug offenders will weaken their ability to bring dangerous drug traffickers to justice.

As if it weren’t bad enough that the administration is rewarding thousands of criminals with get-out-of-jail cards, huge amounts of taxpayer dollars are being spent on programs to help them find housing and jobs. In the aftermath of the mass release of federal prisoners Judicial Watch reported on two “re-entry” programs to ease the transition from jail. One received $1.7 million and ordered public housing facilities not to reject tenants with criminal records. The other allocated $20 million to the Department of Labor (DOL) to help ex-cons find work and thus end the “cycle of poverty, criminality and incarceration.”


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Just when you thought leftist intolerance of anything patriotic or pro-American could get any worse, it does – this time in Ohio where state lawmakers find it necessary to take up legislation that recognizes the right of citizens to fly the American flag on their own homes – even if they are renters.

The legislation known as House Bill 18 will amend state law and reads in part that:

“…manufactured homes park operators, condominium associations, neighborhood associations, and landlords (shall not restrict) the display of blue star banners, gold star banners, other service flags, and the POW/MIA flag, and to prohibit manufactured homes park operators and landlords from restricting the display of the United States flag.”

In other words, the legislation would prohibit landlords from banning any type of American flag, including ones related to the military and government, from being flown by people where they live.

This legislation came about after an 86-year-old woman, Julia Lease, was told by her landlord that she could not fly the American flag on the front porch of her rented home.

Mrs. Lease received the command to remove the American flag in a note left at her house by her landlord. When she said “Not on your life,” her story began to go viral across the country. The landlord and his company tried to defend their actions by saying they were:

“…not against American flags, nor do they have any policy against American flags.” “Ultimately, the issue is that if you allow a display of something – from our point of view, from a fair-housing perspective – you’d have to allow a display of anything.”

This rental company said their “neutral” policy was adopted so other people would not be offended by people who may want to fly the flags of other nations according to Breitbart News. After the debate began to heat up beyond all expectations, the landlord caved and let the woman keep flying the flag. Lease said:

“It means to me that I live in a country worth fighting for…” “It belongs up.”

The Conservative Tribute reports that “stories like Lease’s have become all too common, and though it is great news that at least one state is taking legal action to ensure their citizens patriotic rights, the fact that such a law is needed in the land of the free shows the sad state to which our society has fallen. Ohio Representative Niraj Antani told WBNS:

“We must protect our First Amendment rights and this bill does exactly that,”. “Patriotic Americans should be able to display flags on their homes and I am proud to have voted for this bill.”


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