(IOWA) Global Warming/Climate Change Report: Ponder this: A new tally of global cities’ emissions finds that the top 25 are responsible for 52% of the planet’s urban greenhouse gas emissions. Twenty-three of those are in China #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.06: In other words, the U.S. – including each of the major cities – is outperforming the world when it comes to emissions: All this data begs a question of our elected leaders who say we have to do more for our environment…

#AceDailyNews says that Iowa Climate has said that 23 of the world’s top 25 greenhouse gas emitting cities are in China with New York City being the first American city to appear, at No. 26. Out of the top 75, just four other American cities are listed – San Diego, Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles – all of them ranked 41 or higher….

IOWA CLIMATE CHANGE REPORT:

We are already leading the world in terms of environmental regulations and controls, and again, we’ve – by far – reduced our emissions more than any country year after year for more than 20 years. 

By 2025, we will be more than two-thirds of the way to reaching our targeted emissions reduction of 28% from 2005 levels under the Paris Climate Agreement, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies. Part of that is owing to the good work we’ve done in our cities to reduce emissions.

Contrast this with the facts about China, which recently won plaudits from many in the “we must do more” crowd for promising to stop increasing emissions before 2030. While we’re cutting our emissions, China’s pollution by then will have surged an estimated 14%-25%. On top of that, China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the entire developed world.

Say that again: more than the entire developed world.

Those are facts, undisputed by even the most hardcore anti-business zealot masquerading as an environmentalist.

“Dirtiest cities” isn’t the correct phrase to use because the “new tally” is of urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not actual pollutants; however the author raises a very good question…

All this data begs a question of our elected leaders who say we have to do more for our environment…

Why are our politicians badgering us about pollution? Particularly, the non-pollutant CO2? Whether or not you view GHG emissions to be a problem, the United States have done more to reduce GHG emissions than has any other nation.

BP’s recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2020 shows that in 2019 the United States led all nations in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reductions for the 10th time this century. U.S. CO2 emissions fell 152 million metric tons in 2019, three percent below 2018 levels, according to BP.

This continues a trend that has been observed more often than not since since the turn of the century. In fact, BP data show that the U.S. has reduced CO2 emissions a world-leading 755 million metric tons since 2000, outpacing the next four leading nations combined.

Experts agree that fuel-shifting to clean-burning natural gas from higher-emitting fuels in the power sector is the primary reason the U.S. has achieved these reductions over the past decade-plus. For example, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently noted:

“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis – a fall of 140 Mt, or 2.9%, to 4.8 Gt. US emissions are now down almost 1 Gt from their peak in the year 2000, the largest absolute decline by any country over that period. 

A 15% reduction in the use of coal for power generation underpinned the decline in overall US emissions in 2019. Coal-fired power plants faced even stronger competition from natural gas-fired generation, with benchmark gas prices an average of 45% lower than 2018 levels. As a result, gas increased its share in electricity generation to a record high of 37%.”

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data show that from 2005 to 2018, a rapid shift to natural gas in the power sector reduced U.S. CO2emissions 57 percent more than the emissions reductions realized through renewables, as the following Energy In Depth graphic shows.

Yet, we’re supposed to blithely starve to death while freezing in the dark because the wind doesn’t always blow at just the right speed and the Sun doesn’t always shine, so that Red China can do whatever they want?

If there is a GHG emissions problem, it’s in Red China.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.07: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) JUST IN: Authorities have arrested a man suspected of opening fire as a crowd protested Monday evening outside Mayor Todd Gloria’s home, according to reports #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.01: Police said a crowd gathered outside the mayor’s Mission Hills house around 8:20 p.m., when the suspect, identified as Lonnie Crawford, allegedly swerved his truck toward some of the protesters…..

#AceDailyNews says that a San Diego protest outside mayor’s home turned into a gunfire incident; suspect arrested who is also accused of swerving his truck toward some of the protesters

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“He swerves, and basically tried to play chicken with us, and try to hit us,” a witness, identified as Dan, told San Diego’s KGTV-TV.

Crawford is also suspected of firing a gun outside the home, though no one was struck by gunfire, according to the station. Witnesses told police that Crawford parked the truck and entered a nearby apartment building – before coming out and firing at least one shot in the air.

“This man is shouting ‘I’m going to shoot you in your face,’ repeatedly with a gun in his hand. And people couldn’t even get up to their cars because their car is past where he is,” said activist Tasha Williamson, who organized the demonstration, which called for improving the rights of San Diego’s homeless population.  

Williamson claimed that Crawford decided to open fire because he believed he had “that White privilege,” according to FOX 5 San Diego. 

“The man yesterday shot because he thought he had that White privilege,” Williamson alleged. “That he could go into his home, retrieve a gun for people who were peaceful, who were not armed, who had not damaged his property, his home. We’re not even trying to get to him.”

“The man yesterday shot because he thought he had that White privilege.”— Tasha Williamson, activist

Police responded to the scene and witnesses were able to positively identify Crawford as the alleged shooter, KGTV-TV reported

He was taken into custody and faces multiple charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, illegal discharge of a firearm, and making a deadly threat, police said. 

On Tuesday, the mayor released a statement to FOX 5 of San Diego following the incident. 

San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is seen July 10, 2021.  (Getty Images)

“All San Diegans have a constitutional right to peacefully assemble and protest without fear of being attacked or intimidated,” Gloria said. “Last night’s protest at the apartment building where my family and I live turned violent when a man not associated with the protest senselessly fired a gun. I am grateful for our police department’s quick work that apprehended the suspect who is now in custody and facing multiple felony charges.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.01: 2021:

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(TEMECULA, Calif.) CBP REPORT: San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 32-year-old man Wednesday who had nearly 30 pounds of narcotics concealed inside the tires of his vehicle #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.31: The incident occurred Wednesday at approximately 10:45 a.m. Agents patrolling Interstate 15 initiated a vehicle stop on a suspicious white Dodge Charger……

#AceDailyNews reports that USBP Agents found ‘Meth & Heroin’ in tyres after questioning the driver, a U.S. citizen, agents received permission to perform a K-9 search of the vehicle. After the K-9 positively alerted to the wheels of the car, the driver and charger were transported to a nearby Border Patrol station for further investigation and processing.

With the help of trained mechanics, agents removed the tire from one wheel and discovered a metal compartment bolted to the wheel.

With the help of trained mechanics, agents removed the tire from one wheel and discovered a metal compartment bolted to the wheel. After cutting open the compartment, several packages were discovered, one of which tested positive for methamphetamine. Agents then removed the remaining tires from the vehicle, where they found similar compartments with packages inside.

A total of 12 packages were discovered within the vehicle tires. Eight of those packages contained methamphetamine with a combined weight of 19.07 pounds. The four remaining packages contained heroin with a combined weight of 10.03 pounds.

The driver and narcotics were turned over to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for further investigation. The vehicle was seized by USBP.

“These substances de-stabilize our communities by fueling addiction and ruining lives,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke. “I’m proud of our agents’ continued efforts to interdict these smuggling attempts and protect our nation”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.31: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO) Justice Dept Court Report: A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against eight defendants for their alleged roles in a federal racketeering conspiracy #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.26: The indictment alleges the defendants were members and associates of a criminal enterprise that defrauded elderly Americans by making them falsely believe that a grandchild (or other close relative) was in trouble and needed their help. The elderly victims each paid thousands to tens of thousands of dollars to the criminal organization in this scheme…..

#AceDailyNews reports that Multiple Defendants in ‘Grandparent Scam Network Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy’ charging the defendants with conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Click to view the indictment.

Six defendants have been arrested – Timothy Ingram aka Bleezy, 29, of North Hollywood, California; Anajah Gifford, 23, of North Hollywood, California; Joaquin Lopez, 45, of Hollywood, Florida; Jack Owuor, 24, of Paramount, California; Tracy Glinton, 34, of Orlando, Florida; and Lyda Harris, 73, of Laveen, Arizona. Two additional defendants – Tracy Adrine Knowles, 29, and Adonis Alexis Butler Wong, 29, who each resided in Florida during the alleged offense – have also been charged.

“These defendants were part of a large network of individuals that systematically targeted elderly Americans by preying on their concern for loved ones,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General Arun Rao for the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice is committed to prosecuting individuals who take part in such schemes that target vulnerable people. We are grateful to our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California and the FBI in advancing the Department’s efforts against organized elder fraud, and to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.”

“This scheme has left many elderly victims financially and emotionally devastated,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman for the Southern District of California. “It is unconscionable to target the elderly and exploit their love for their grandchildren. Elder fraud is a serious crime against some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. We are committed to combating all types of elder abuse in our community.”

“Elder Fraud is a massive and growing problem, as our county’s population gets older, with losses into the billions of dollars nationwide,” said Special Agent in Charge Suzanne Turner of the FBI’s San Diego Field Office. “The San Diego Elder Justice Task Force was set up to combine resources, experience, and capabilities to have a sophisticated and coordinated law enforcement response to fight this battle.”

According to the indictment, the defendants were members and associates of a network of individuals who, through extortion and fraud, induced elderly Americans across the United States to pay thousands to tens of thousands of dollars each to purportedly help their grandchild or other close family relatives. According to statements made by prosecutors in court, the defendants swindled more than $2 million from 70-plus elderly victims across the nation, with at least 10 in San Diego County. The perpetrators contacted elderly Americans by telephone and impersonated a grandchild, other close relative, or friend of the victim. They falsely convinced the victims that their relatives were in legal trouble and needed money to pay for bail, medical expenses for car accident victims, or to prevent additional charges from being filed. The defendants and their co-conspirators received money from victims via various means, including in-person pickup, mail, and wire transfer, and laundered the proceeds, including through cryptocurrency.

The case was investigated by the San Diego Elder Justice Task Force, which is a collaboration between the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the District Attorney’s Office and all San Diego County law enforcement agencies. The Elder Justice Task Force was officially launched in February 2020 and is believed to be the first comprehensive local law enforcement effort for this purpose anywhere in the country.

A number of law enforcement agencies and offices across the country have investigated components of the scheme, including the FBI’s field offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, and San Francisco; the Dallas Police Department; and police departments across several states, including the Jacksonville Police Department in Alabama; the Anaheim Police Department, Burbank Police Department, Carlsbad Police Department, Downey Police Department, El Cajon Police Department, Garden Grove Police Department, Huntington Beach Police Department, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Oceanside Police Department, Pasadena Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Police Department, San Francisco Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department, and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in California; the Dalton Police Department and Spalding County Police Department in Georgia; the Lee County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina; the Akron Police Department, Cleveland Division of Police, and Sagamore Hills Police Department in Ohio; the Carmel Police Department in Indiana; the St. Joseph Sheriff and Troy Police Department in Michigan; the Fergus Falls Police Department in Minnesota; the New York State Police and Suffolk County Police Department in New York; and the Colleyville Police Department, City of Fair Oaks Ranch Police Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, and Richardson Police Department in Texas. The U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the District of Arizona, Central District of California, Middle District of Florida, Western District of North Carolina, and Northern District of Ohio provided assistance in the investigation.

Trial Attorneys Lauren M. Elfner and Wei Xiang with the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and Assistant U.S. Attorney Oleksandra Johnson of the Southern District of California are prosecuting the case.

The Consumer Protection Branch coordinates the department’s Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, working with U.S. Attorney’s Offices and law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute scams run by transnational criminal organizations, including mass mailing, telemarketing, and tech support scams. For more information about the Consumer Protection Branch, visit its website at http://www.justice.gov/civil/consumer-protection-branch

An indictment merely contains allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.26: 2021:

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(SAN DIEG0) CBP REPORT: USBP Agents have encountered an unprecedented number of Brazilian nationals in the Sector (SDC) this fiscal year (FY) with 7,300 since Oct.01: 2020: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.05: Since Oct. 1, 2020, SDC agents have apprehended more than 7,300 Brazilian nationals. This is in sharp contrast to the 330 Brazilian nationals apprehended in all FY2020.

#AceDailyNews reports that San Diego Sector Sees Surge in Encounters with Brazilian Nationals Every month since April of 2021, SDC has encountered more than 1,000 Brazilian nationals who entered the U.S. illegally: This represents more than a 114,000% increase from the same timeframe in FY20, where SDC saw six total apprehensions of Brazilian nationals……..

Due to language barriers and other factors, processing these large numbers of Brazilian nationals strains limited resources – increasing the number of agents removed from patrol duties and being reassigned to processing centers.

SDC continues to manage the current surge of migrants crossing illegally as the Sector’s FY21 to-date encounters and apprehensions exceed 100,000, the highest number in over a decade.

USBP San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke said, “Despite the challenges, our agents remain resolute protecting America while processing migrants in a humane and professional manner. I am proud of all they do and the sacrifices they make every day.”

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at 619-498-9900.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.05: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) JUST IN: A packed boat being used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized Sunday and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen others, authorities said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: The original call was for a handful of people overboard but as rescuers arrived in boats and jet skis they quickly realized “it was going to be a bigger situation with more people,” said San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick Romero.

Associated Press: San Diego: at least three killed and 27-hospitalised after boat capsizes & Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel in the waves near the rugged peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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“There are people in the water, drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there,” he said.

Seven people were pulled from the waves, including three who drowned, said Romero. One person was rescued from a cliff and 22 others managed to make it to shore on their own, he said.

“Once we arrived on scene, the boat had basically been broken apart,” Romero said. “Conditions were pretty rough: 5 to 6 feet of surf, windy, cold.”

A total of 27 people were transported to hospitals with “a wide variety of injuries” including hypothermia, Romero said. Most of the victims were able to walk themselves to ambulances, he said.

Officials said the group was overcrowded on a 40-foot (12-meter) cabin cruiser that is larger than the typical open-top wooden panga-style boats often used by smugglers to bring people illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.

“Every indication from our perspective was this was a smuggling vessel. We haven’t confirmed their nationality,” said Jeff Stephenson, a supervising agent with U.S. Border Patrol.

Under a pandemic-related order in effect since March 2020, migrants from Mexico and people from Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras picked up at the border are immediately expelled to Mexico without an opportunity to seek asylum. President Joe Biden has exempted unaccompanied children from expulsions but the vast majority of adults are quickly sent back without facing any consequences.

Border Patrol agents went to hospitals to interview survivors of the capsizing, including the boat’s captain who Stephenson described as a “suspected smuggler.” Smugglers typically face federal charges and those being smuggled are usually deported.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jose Ysea said when he arrived on scene near the Cabrillo National Monument there was a “large debris field” of splintered wood and other items in the choppy waters.

“In that area of Point Loma it’s very rocky. It’s likely the waves just kept pounding the boat, breaking it apart,” he said.

There were life preservers on board, but it wasn’t known how many or whether any passengers were wearing them, officials said.

Among the rescuers was an unnamed Navy sailor who was in the area with his family and jumped in the water to assist someone in an effort described by Romero as a “huge help.”

Officials believed everyone on board was accounted for right away, but crews in boats and aircraft continued to search the area for several hours for other possible survivors, Ysea said.

On Thursday, border officials intercepted a panga-type vessel traveling without navigation lights 11 miles (18 kilometers) off the coast of Point Loma with 21 people on board. The crew took all 15 men and six women into custody. Agents determined all were Mexican citizens with no legal status to enter the U.S., according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection. Two of the people on the boat, the suspected smugglers, will face charges, it said.

Border Patrol on Friday said law enforcement officials would be ramping up operations to disrupt maritime smuggling off the coast of San Diego this weekend.

As warmer weather comes to San Diego, there is a misperception that it will make illegal crossings safer or easier, the agency said in a statement.

In early March, an SUV packed with migrants collided with a tractor-trailer in the farming community of Holtville, California, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of San Diego. The crash killed 13 of 25 people inside 1997 Ford Expedition, including the driver, in one of the deadliest border-related crashes in U.S. history.

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Weber reported from Los Angeles.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: May.04: 2021:

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(ALAMEDA, Calif.) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to offload approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the ship’s homeport at Coast Guard Base #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: The drugs, in total worth an estimated $330 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and March, representing 15 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:

Coast Guard to offload more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda: ‘Prior to the Munro’s arrival in Alameda, the crew transferred 12 detainees, approximately 9,200 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana to law enforcement officials in San Diego’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/23/2021 03:05 AM EDTMedia Advisory 

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area
Contact: Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs
D11-DG-M-PACAREA-PA@uscg.mil
Pacific Area online newsroom

Coast Guard to offload more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda

Credentialed media interested in attending the offload must RSVP with a list of names for base access at D11-DG-M-PACAREA-PA@uscg.mil by 7 a.m. Tuesday.  Media are requested to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. with a driver’s license and proof of insurance in order to be processed through security.  Location for the event is Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California.

  • The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew was responsible for nine interdictions, seizing approximately 10,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) crew was responsible for two interdictions, seizing approximately 66 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC 617) crew was responsible for one interdiction, seizing approximately 1,870 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutters Bear and Munro conducted a joint interdiction, seizing approximately 3,747 pounds of cocaine.
  • Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107 deployed aboard the USS Freedom (LCS 1) was responsible for two interdictions, seizing approximately 1,600 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana.

Scheduled speakers at the offload include Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, the commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area; Capt. Blake Novak, the commanding officer of the Munro; Wade Shannon, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, mayor of Alameda.

“Transnational criminal organizations have not slowed down due to the pandemic, and the Coast Guard women and men continue to protect our nation on the frontlines,” Novak said.  “Our crew intercepted a group of suspected smugglers, on average, every 90 hours for 45 days straight, seizing nearly 30,000 pounds of cocaine and marijuana valued at over $330 million.  Maintaining such a high level of performance was only possible because of a total team effort.  This crew set the bar for excellence, and I am incredibly proud of all of them.”

On April 1, 2020, U.S. Southern Command increased counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.

The fight against drug cartels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean requires unity of effort in all phases from detection, monitoring, and interdictions, to criminal prosecutions by international partners and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in districts across the nation. The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is conducted under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Alameda. The interdictions, including the actual boardings, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Munro is one of four National Security Cutters homeported in Alameda. These Legend class cutters are 418-feet long, 54-feet wide, and have a 4,600 long-ton displacement. They have a top speed in excess of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 nautical miles, endurance of up to 90 days and can hold a crew of nearly 150.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.23: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) Justice Dept Report – County District Attorney Summer Stephan today condemned racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the United States & urged members of the community to report hate-based crimes and incidents to law enforcement #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.22: Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman, San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge Suzanne Turner and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today condemned racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and urged members of the community to report hate-based crimes and incidents to law enforcement.

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – March 19, 2021

San Diego Law Enforcement Leaders Condemn Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Acts of hate have no place in our community,” Grossman said. “No one should be targeted because of who they are or where they are from. When someone is targeted because of their race or ethnicity, terror reverberates to every member of their community. We want to receive reports of activities motivated by hate so that we can address civil rights violations, as well as hate and bias incidents.”

Southern District of California

Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726     

“The FBI and our partners at the United States Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office simply won’t tolerate crimes spurred by hate and which are meant to intimidate and isolate the groups targeted,” said SAC Turner. “People of all races, ethnicity and national origins deserve to feel safe in their communities. If a crime is shown to be motivated by bias, it will be investigated by the FBI and the perpetrators held responsible for their actions.” SAC Turner emphasized, “Today, we are reminding the public to report information regarding any hate crime to the FBI.”  Members of the public may report a potential hate crime to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-CALL-FBI or online at www.tips.fbi.gov.

“Hate crimes are despicable and inexcusable, said Stephan. “Protecting our community from hate crimes is a priority for my office because hate erodes our right to equality and fairness, leaves a lasting impact on the victim and instills fear in the wider community. Hate won’t be tolerated, and I encourage the community to report both hate incidents and hate crimes.”  Stephan said the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has seen a three-fold increase in hate crimes targeting Asian communities in San Diego County and is currently prosecuting several such criminal cases. The DA’s Office has established an online tool at SanDiegoDA.com where the public can directly report suspected hate crimes.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation review information and community reports about potential hate crimes for potential prosecution, and also provide assistance to local, state, and tribal law enforcement with investigations of hate crimes through their participation in the San Diego Regional Anti-Hate Crime Coalition. Local leaders, including Assistant U.S. Attorney and Civil Rights Enforcement Coordinator Christopher Tenorio and Deputy District Attorney and Lead Hate Crimes Prosecutor Leonard Trinh, will participate in a webinar hosted by Alliant International University ABC 10 News, San Diego, on March 23, 2021, titled “Unpacking Domestic Terrorism: Combating Hate & Targeted Violence Against the Asian-American Community.”        

For information about this event, please see attached flyer.

The most recent statistics on hate crimes are available here 2019 Hate Crime Statistics from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report.

Additional resources regarding hate crimes and bias incidents are here:

https://civilrights.justice.gov/#your-rights

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/civil-rights/hate-crimes#FBI-Resources

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.22: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO) USCG REPORT: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) is scheduled to offload approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.10: The drugs, worth an estimated $126.7 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean between January and February representing 10 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard and Navy ships:

Coast Guard to offload 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego: ‘On April 1, U.S. Southern Command increased counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/10/2021 03:05 AM ESTMedia Availability 

U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment San Diego
Office: (619) 278-7025
After Hours: (619) 252-1304
PA Detachment San Diego online newsroom

Coast Guard to offload 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

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WHO: Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard commandant, Capt. Brian Anderson, the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf commanding officer and Bertholf crew.

WHAT: The Bertholf crew is scheduled to offload approximately 7,500 pounds of cocaine and marijuana seized from suspected drug smugglers in drug transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

WHEN: Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: 10th Avenue Marine Terminal at 1150 Terminal St., San Diego, CA 92101

Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP with PA3 Alex Gray at (619) 252-1304 and plan to arrive at 10thAvenue Marine Terminal at 9:30 a.m. to get through security and gain access to the terminal. Media are required to wear masks at all times during the event and have a government-issued photo ID, press credentials, proof of vehicle registration and insurance. Media will be escorted to the event location following the security screening. Senior officials are being invited to event, where they will be available to discuss operations and available for interviews after remarks.

  • The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) crew was responsible for four interdictions seizing approximately 6,200 pounds of cocaine. 
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL-755) crew was responsible for three interdictions seizing approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana.
  • The Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107, deployed aboard the USS Freedom (LCS-1), was responsible for one interdiction seizing approximately 22 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) crew was responsible for one interdiction seizing approximately 50 pounds of marijuana.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew was responsible for one interdiction seizing approximately 22 pounds of cocaine.

The fight against drug cartels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean requires unity of effort in all phases from detection, monitoring and interdictions, to criminal prosecutions by international partners and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in districts across the nation. The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is conducted under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Alameda. The interdictions, including the actual boardings, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Bertholf is a 418-foot national security cutter, commissioned in 2008 and homeported in Alameda. The Munro is a 418-foot national security cutter homeported in Alameda. The Freedom is a 387-foot littoral combat ship homeported in San Diego. The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Vigilant is a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Port Canaveral, Florida.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Mar.10: 2021:

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USFA: ` Uncover Two ` Drug-Smuggling Tunnels ' Underneath the US-Mexico Border ' for Moving Contraband '

#AceWorldNews – LOS ANGELES – April 05 – (Reuters) – United States Federal Agents (USFA) have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S. Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday.

The discovery led to the arrest of a 73-year-old woman accused of running one of the warehouses connected to a drug smuggling operation, according to a joint news release by four federal agencies.

The tunnels were discovered as part of a five-month investigation by the so-called San Diego Tunnel Task Force.


Federal law enforcement officials said the first tunnel, which connects a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, with one in an industrial park in the border community of Otay Mesa, is about 600 yards long and is furnished with lighting, a crude rail system and wooden trusses.

The passageway is accessed via a 70-foot shaft secured by a cement cover and includes a pulley system on the U.S. side apparently intended to hoist contraband up into the warehouse.

The second tunnel was even more sophisticated, built with a multi-tiered electric rail system and an array of ventilation equipment.

Reuters – BIns – ALJ

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` Earthquake 5.1 Magnitude hits area Centred near ` Orange County ‘ and was followed by Aftershocks ‘

#AceWorldNews – LOS ANGELES – A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centred near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. Friday and was centred near Brea in Orange County – about 20 miles south-east of down-town Los Angeles – at a depth of about 5 miles.

It was felt as far south as San Diego and as far north as Ventura County, according to citizen responses collected on-line by the USGS.

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` Obama rules out US military intervention in situation in Ukraine ‘

#AceWorldNews – The USA does not intend to carry out a military intervention in the situation in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama stated on Wednesday in an interview with San Diego’s (CA) local division of NBC News channel.

He noted that there was a better way. Obama said that even Ukrainian would acknowledge that it would be improper for the USA to engage in combat actions with the Russians, since this would bring no good to Ukraine.

Barack Obama noted that the USA would mobilize all diplomatic resources to provide a solid international response to Russia’s actions, strongly opposed by Washington, in order to make it clear for Moscow that Ukraine should independently decide its future.

The president also warned that the USA and its allies are ready to apply even more extreme economic measures against Russia than the sanctions already imposed by the West.

#ANS2014

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” US Woman Receives Traffic-Ticket for Wearing Google Glass Eye-Wear and is Found not Guilty”

#AceWorldNews says Cecilia Abadie, a US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic-ticket for wearing Google-Glass, was found not guilty, AFP said. San Diego Commissioner John Blair found she was not actively using the Google-Glass device when she was stopped.
The speeding ticket that alleged she was driving at 80 miles (130km) per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone was dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Abadie, 44, was charged with speeding and distracted driving on a San Diego area freeway on October 29.
She acknowledged she was wearing the hi-tech eye-wear but said it was not turned on at the time.

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