CBP detains illegal immigrant at Rio Grande City shopping center (Video)

Questions were raised on whether the CBP Agent profiled the woman before questioning her about her status.

Rio Grande City – A video surfaced on social media that depicted a woman being detained by a Customs and Border Protection Agent (CBP) at a Rio Grande City shopping center last Saturday.  The woman, Leticia Garcia of Harlingen, TX, was leaving the shopping center with a family member, when US CBP Patrol units pulled them over and began questioning the pair. It was at this time that Garcia’s family member began filming the ordeal.

The family member can be heard asking the agents “Why are you harassing us?” as one of the agents instructs Garcia to exit the vehicle.

Despite the perceived profiling by the agents, the woman ultimately was determined to being in the country illegally.

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Hidalgo Co Officials Received Political Contributions from FBI Raided Engineering Firm

Contributions amounted to over $25,000 with Hidalgo Co Judge Ramon Garcia, and Commissioner Joseph Palacios as primary benefactors.

Edinburg – Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FB) raided the McAllen office of a Houston based engineering firm. Around noon, agents stormed the Dannenbaum Engineering office, located on 1109 W. Nolan Ave.  Agents were seen retrieving dozens of retention boxes from the building and loading them up in FBI vehicles. Information as to what specifically they were looking for was limited.  Dannenbaum Engineering was involved with some high profile projects in Hidalgo County, specifically with the planning of the border-wall levee project in Granjeno, and were front-runners to secure the construction job for the proposed new courthouse in Edinburg.  Since 2009, representatives of Dannenbaum Engineering have contributed approximately $25,000 to Hidalgo County officials, with Hidalgo Co Judge Ramon Garcia, and Commissioner Joseph Palacios as primary benefactors.


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Early Voting: McAllen mayoral race turns ugly

McAllen – The race for mayor is reaching a fever pitch, and neither side is showing signs of relaxing as each candidate trades last minute barbs in hopes of convincing undecided voters to swing their way.  Local races, including the mayoral race are heading into day 4 of early voting.

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McAllen Engineering firm raided by FBI is leading contender for proposed Courthouse project.

McAllen – The local offices of Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation was raided by the FBI today, however the FBI is remaining silent as to what they’re looking for.  The office, located on 1109 Nolana Loop was one of several offices raided by the FBI throughout the state.  When pressed by CBS 4 News, FBI Spokesperson, Michelle Lee released this statement:

Per your request, I can confirm the FBI is lawfully present at the location you referenced (Nolana Loop in McAllen) conducting a law enforcement activity. While we can’t discuss the nature of the work we are doing, there is no public safety threat.

No arrests have been made. I can’t comment any further since it remains an ongoing matter.

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Project Gotham Shield: Simulated nuke blast in NY/NJ to train government agencies this week

New York/New Jersey – A simulated exercise to train governmental agencies in the event of a nuclear disaster may occur tonight if discovered online documents confirms it’s existence.  The simulation called “Project Gotham Shield”  brings together several alphabet agencies, including the FBI, FEMA, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, among others. The exercise allegedly began last week on April 18th and continues on through May 5th 2017, and covers three unique phases of the operation.

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Hate messages at UTRGV could be an instance of Fake Hate

Incidents of false hate crime reports have occurred throughout the U.S. since the election of Donald Trump

Edinburg – Racial slurs left in the female restroom have left students shaken and left UTRGV authorities scrambling to find the individual(s) responsible for it.

The incident occurred April 10, and the offensive material was left in the first floor female restroom in the Mathematics & General Classrooms Building. 

 Staff and students were sent the following alert from UTRGV Police.

 

 

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McAllen Mayor Jim Darling did support Hospital District. *Video*

McAllen – Jim Darling told The Monitor’s, Mitchell Furman that he never supported the creation of a Healthcare(Hospital) District. This in effort to distance himself from what is generally perceived to be a toxic position due to the overwhelming defeat of the health care proposition last November.

Furman did not fact check Mayor Darlings statements, and a simple Google check would confirm that Mayor Darling did indeed support the creation of a Health Care District, going as far as testifying in it’s favor during a Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.

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Busted? The Monitor accused of providing Q&A questions to Jim Darling in advance.

McAllen – The Monitor was accused today of assisting incumbent Mayor Jim Darling by providing questions in advance during a MonitiorLive Q & A Session.

Below is the closing moments of Jim Darlings Q & A Session with The Monitor Staff Writer, Mitchell Ferman.  Ferman has covered much of the McAllen Mayoral race since all three candidates announced their intentions to run.

Video provided by Scott Casey of anonymousrgv.com

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Hope for the Future? Kid appears to mouth “Fake News” at CNN Live Coverage

Washington, DC – It would appear that Generation Z has more sense than their older Millennial counter parts.  During CNN’s Live Coverage of early Monday’s  White House Easter Egg Roll , a young boy can be seen in the crowd, looking towards the camera and mouth “Fake News”, all while Jim Acosta provides commentary.

Generation Z, children born between 1995-2010, appear to have a different world view than the Millennial generation before them.   If voting trends are any indication, this future generation could prove problematic for Democrats down the road.  Continue reading “Hope for the Future? Kid appears to mouth “Fake News” at CNN Live Coverage”