(TEXAS) Justice Dept Court Report: Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Indicted for Fraud

#AceNewsReport – Oct.15: According to court documents, Mark A. Forkner, 49, formerly of Washington State and currently of Keller, Texas, allegedly deceived the FAA AEG during the agency’s evaluation and certification of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. As alleged in the indictment, Forkner provided the agency with materially false, inaccurate, and incomplete information about a new part of the flight controls for the Boeing 737 MAX called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). Because of his alleged deception, a key document published by the FAA AEG lacked any reference to MCAS. In turn, airplane manuals and pilot-training materials for U.S.-based airlines lacked any reference to MCAS — and Boeing’s U.S.-based airline customers were deprived of important information when making and finalizing their decisions to pay Boeing tens of millions of dollars for 737 MAX airplanes.

#AceDailyNews reports that a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging a former Chief Technical Pilot for The Boeing Company (Boeing) with deceiving the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane, and scheming to defraud Boeing’s U.S.‑based airline customers to obtain tens of millions of dollars for Boeing…..

“Forkner allegedly abused his position of trust by intentionally withholding critical information about MCAS during the FAA evaluation and certification of the 737 MAX and from Boeing’s U.S.‑based airline customers,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “In doing so, he deprived airlines and pilots from knowing crucial information about an important part of the airplane’s flight controls. Regulators like the FAA serve a vital function to ensure the safety of the flying public. To anyone contemplating criminally impeding a regulator’s function, this indictment makes clear that the Justice Department will pursue the facts and hold you accountable.”     

“In an attempt to save Boeing money, Forkner allegedly withheld critical information from regulators,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Chad E. Meacham for the Northern District of Texas. “His callous choice to mislead the FAA hampered the agency’s ability to protect the flying public and left pilots in the lurch, lacking information about certain 737 MAX flight controls. The Department of Justice will not tolerate fraud – especially in industries where the stakes are so high.”

“Forkner allegedly withheld crucial information about the Boeing 737 MAX and deceived the FAA, showing blatant disregard for his responsibilities and the safety of airline customers and crews,” said Assistant Director Calvin Shivers of the FBI. “The FBI will continue to hold individuals like Forker accountable for their fraudulent acts which undermine public safety.”

“There is no excusing those who deceive safety regulators for the sake of personal gain or commercial expediency,” said Inspector General Eric J. Soskin of the U.S. Department of Transportation. “Our office works continuously to help keep the skies safe for flying and protect the traveling public from needless danger. Today’s charges demonstrate our unwavering commitment to working with our law enforcement and prosecutorial partners to hold responsible those who put lives at risk.”

According to court documents, Boeing began developing and marketing the 737 MAX in and around June 2011. The FAA AEG was responsible for determining the minimum level of pilot training required for a pilot to fly the 737 MAX for a U.S.-based airline, based on the nature and extent of the differences between the 737 MAX and the prior version of Boeing’s 737 airplane, the 737 Next Generation (NG). At the conclusion of this evaluation, the FAA AEG published the 737 MAX Flight Standardization Board Report (FSB Report), which included, among other things, the FAA AEG’s differences-training determination for the 737 MAX, as well as information about differences between the 737 MAX and the 737 NG. All U.S.-based airlines were required to use the information in the 737 MAX FSB Report as the basis for training their pilots to fly the airplane.

As Boeing’s 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot, Forkner led the 737 MAX Flight Technical Team and was responsible for providing the FAA AEG with true, accurate, and complete information about differences between the 737 MAX and the 737 NG for the FAA AEG’s evaluation, preparation, and publication of the 737 MAX FSB Report.

In and around November 2016, Forkner discovered information about an important change to MCAS. Rather than sharing information about this change with the FAA AEG, Forkner allegedly intentionally withheld this information and deceived the FAA AEG about MCAS. Because of his alleged deceit, the FAA AEG deleted all reference to MCAS from the final version of the 737 MAX FSB Report published in July 2017. As a result, pilots flying the 737 MAX for Boeing’s U.S.‑based airline customers were not provided any information about MCAS in their manuals and training materials. Forkner sent copies of the 737 MAX FSB Report to Boeing’s U.S.-based 737 MAX airline customers, but withheld from these customers important information about MCAS and the 737 MAX FSB Report evaluation process.

On or about Oct. 29, 2018, after the FAA AEG learned that Lion Air Flight 610 — a 737 MAX — had crashed near Jakarta, Indonesia, shortly after takeoff and that MCAS was operating in the moments before the crash, the FAA AEG discovered the information about the important change to MCAS that Forkner had withheld. Having discovered this information, the FAA AEG began reviewing and evaluating MCAS. 

On or about March 10, 2019, while the FAA AEG was still reviewing MCAS, the FAA AEG learned that Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 — a 737 MAX — had crashed near Ejere, Ethiopia, shortly after takeoff and that MCAS was operating in the moments before the crash. Shortly after that crash, all 737 MAX airplanes were grounded in the United States.

Forkner is charged with two counts of fraud involving aircraft parts in interstate commerce and four counts of wire fraud. He is expected to make his initial court appearance on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey L. Cureton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count of wire fraud and 10 years in prison on each count of fraud involving aircraft parts in interstate commerce. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Chicago field offices of the FBI and DOT-OIG are investigating the case, with the assistance of other FBI and DOT-OIG field offices.

Trial Attorney Cory E. Jacobs, Assistant Chief Michael T. O’Neill, and Trial Attorney Scott Armstrong of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex Lewis of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas are prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………….Published: Oct.15: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and two migrants with previous convictions for sexual assault of minors, and a Paisa gang member also with a conviction for sexual assault of a minor #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: On Oct. 8, MCS agents apprehended a group of 12 migrants in Hidalgo. Record checks on a Salvadoran national, revealed he is a MS-13 gang member with extensive criminal history in the United States (Florida). He has been convicted for assault and has numerous convictions, by an immigration judge, for being a criminal migrant unlawfully in the United States dating back to 2009.

#AceDailyNews reports that RGV Border Patrol Agents Have Arrested Multiple Criminal Migrants & MS-13 Gang Members Trying To Enter The Country: On Oct. 8, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended a migrant in Hidalgo. Record checks on Carlos Garcia, a Mexican national, revealed he is a Paisa gang member and was arrested by Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 for indecency with a child. He was convicted and sentenced to four years’ incarceration and subsequently removed from the United States.

Carlos Garcia - courtesy photo.

On Oct. 9, MCS agents apprehended a group of nine migrants south of Mission. Record checks on a Salvadoran national, revealed he is a MS-13 gang member with a previous conviction for attempted second degree murder in Maryland in 2015. He was sentenced to 30 years confinement (all suspended but 5 years) and was subsequently removed from the United States in 2020. 

On Oct. 10, Fort Brown Border Patrol station agents apprehended a group of three migrants in Brownsville. Record checks on a Honduran national, revealed he was convicted of aggravated child molestation in Carrollton, Texas, and was sentenced to 10 years’ probation. He was subsequently removed from the United States. 

On Oct. 11, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of six migrants near Rio Grande City. Record checks on a Honduran national, revealed he was convicted of sex with a minor (16) in California and was sentenced to 120 days confinement and 36 months’ probation. He was subsequently removed from the United States. 

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Oct.14: 2021:

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(TEXAS) Harris County Sheriffs Dept Report: A bounty hunter shot and killed a 24-year-old wanted man on Monday evening and its reported that woman and a child were also in the vehicle #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.14: Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that a “fugitive recovery agent (bounty hunter)” was searching for a person wanted for felony domestic violence who attempted to flee in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Houston and “may have attempted to strike the agent.”

#AceDailyNews says according to a Fox News report a bounty hunter fatally shoots wanted man in Texas, sheriff says: A woman and infant were in the car with the wanted man at the time of the incident: The agent [bounty hunter] fired a weapon striking the subject,” Gonzalez wrote. “The subject was pronounced deceased on scene.”

The bounty hunter had found the man driving in the apartment complex’s parking lot and he blocked in the vehicle as it pulled up to a locked exit gate, the sheriff said.

The bounty hunter got out of his car, pointed a gun at the wanted man, and fired into the vehicle as it drove in reverse, according to Gonzalez.

An adult female and an infant were in the car at the time of the incident. 

The deceased man was described as a Hispanic male. Authorities have yet to reveal the identity of the deceased man or the bounty hunter. 

The sheriff said the investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred to a Harris County Grand Jury.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: Oct.14: 2021:

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(CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member Saturday from a fishing vessel 9 miles off San José Island, Tx. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.11: A Coast Guard Station Port Aransas 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew and a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew diverted to the vessel’s location while an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist.

News Release : U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Office: 281-464-4810
After Hours: 832-293-1293
PA Detachment Texas online newsroom

#AceDailyNews reports on US Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medevac request via VHF-FM channel 16 at 11:41 a.m. from the fishing vessel Thai Express stating a crew member had fallen and sustained a head injury and a broken arm. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

HC-144 Medevac Video

The RB–M crew arrived on scene and took aboard the crew member. The Dolphin crew rendezvoused with the RB–M crew, hoisted the injured man and transported him to Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline in stable condition.

Coast Guard medevacs crew member from fishing vessel 9 miles off San José Island, Texas

Coast Guard Medevac Video

Editors’ Note: Click on images to download a high-resolution version.

“Multiple Coast Guard assets worked together to ensure this injured mariner was taken to the nearest higher-level care,” said Lt. j.g. Lester Fink, MH-65 Dolphin helicopter co-pilot during the medevac. “It’s truly inspirational knowing our crews can swiftly respond and cooperatively execute a medical evacuation such as this.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………………….Published: Oct.11: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha gang member and two Gulf Cartel members #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: They were arrested and transported to the station. Record checks on a Mexican citizen, revealed he is a MS-13 gang member with extensive criminal history in the United States, to include third degree assault: with criminal negligence causing injury with weapon/instrument. He was also convicted and sentenced to 18-months incarceration by an immigration judge and was subsequently removed from the United States.Gang member arrested in the RGV.

#AceDailyNews reports that three gang members who were arrested in the RGV that took place on Oct. 04: 2021 at Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station agents responded to a request for assistance from a Refugio County Sheriff’s Deputy traffic stop on a 2018 GMC Sierra in Refugio. Agents responded and determined five subjects to be in the country illegally.

Gang member arrested in the RGV.

On Oct. 5, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents responded to a request for assistance from the La Joya Police Department with seven people they encountered suspected of being in the country illegally. Agents responded and determined they were citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico in the country illegally. They were arrested and transported to the station. Record checks on two Mexican citizens, revealed they are Gulf Cartel members. One of them has been active in the gang for many years and is training the other……

All subjects were processed accordingly.

Fiscal year 2021, Border Patrol agents around the nation arrested 325 gang members, of those, more than 150 gang members were arrested in the RGV.: The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.08: 2021:

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(HOUSTON,Tx.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued a boater after their vessel capsized Wednesday 1.5 miles south of the Freeport Jetties near Freeport, Texas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.07: Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received notification at 4:59 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 from the crew of the Kolt Levi, an offshore supply ship, stating a person was standing on the hull of an overturned 26-foot catamaran.

#AceDailyNews reports that the US Coast Guard rescue a boater after their vessel capsized on Wednesday after the Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast while a Coast Guard Station Freeport 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew launched to assist.

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Office: 281-464-4810
After Hours: 832-293-1293
PA Detachment Texas online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues boater after vessel capsizes offshore Freeport, Texas

Editors’ Note: Click on images to download a high-resolution version.

The RB–S crew arrived on scene, recovered the boater and safely transported them to Bridge Bait Marina in Freeport, Texas.

No injuries were reported and the owner will arrange for the vessel’s salvage.

“Thanks to the attentiveness of the Kolt Levi crew, our Station Freeport boat crew was able to respond swiftly and rescue this individual before conditions worsened,” said Lt. Cmdr. Ian Murray, search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Houston-Galveston. “We’d like to remind all boaters to always maintain a sharp lookout while out on the water, as you never know when someone may be in need of assistance.”

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

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(CHICAGO) CBP REPORT: Agents seized two shipments that were destined for residence in Seagraves & Houston Texas. CBP inspected the parcels to determine the admissibility of the items in accordance with agency procedures of pills & vaccines #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.07: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the International Mail Facility at Chicago O’Hare are still seizing counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards and the antiparasitic that has caused a lot of controversy, Ivermectin.Chicago CBP seized four packages on Monday that contained counterfeit COVID vaccination cards and Ivermectin pills.

#AceDailyNews reports that Chicago CBP Seizes 41 More Counterfeit Vaccine Cards & Ivermectin Pills On October 4 CBP seized two shipments that were destined for residence in Seagraves and Houston Texas. CBP inspected the parcels to determine the admissibility of the items in accordance with agency procedures. One package was manifested that it contained PVC sleeves while the other package was once again labeled as greeting cards…..

Upon inspecting the parcels officers found 21 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards in one package and 20 counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards in the other: The cards closely resembled the authentic Center for Disease Control (CDC) certificates provided by healthcare practitioners when administering the COVID vaccine. The cards appeared to be fraudulent due to their low-quality appearance and other discrepancies. Both shipments originated from China….

“Our CBP officers continue the fight against these crooks who are using this pandemic to make a profit by selling these fraudulent documents,” said LaFonda Sutton-Burke, Director, Field Operations, Chicago Field Office. “I’m very proud that our officers are able to intercept these dangerous shipments and keep our communities safe.”

However, the danger didn’t stop there. The drug Ivermectin has garnered a lot of headlines as a treatment for COVID. While x-raying a package from China, officers noticed some discrepancies. The package said it contained decorative beads, but when officers inspected the parcel, they found 1 bottle containing 100 tablets of Ivermectin. Additionally, a second package from Mexico also contained 32 more Ivermectin tablets and 40 Hydroxychloroquine pills. The FDA requested these items  be seized for violating FDA regulations. The pills were turned over to the FDA Office of Criminal Investigation for further investigation. The shipments were headed to Atlanta and St. Louis Park, Minnesota respectively.

Medicine
Chicago CBP seized four packages on Monday that
contained counterfeit COVID vaccination cards and
Ivermectin pills.

“These shipments are concerning. These were seized in just one night and you have to wonder if this trend will continue,” said Shane Campbell, Area Port Director – Chicago. “Our officers are ready and will stop this threat before it can reach the public.”

This is the third time Chicago CBP has stopped shipments of counterfeit COVID vaccination cards. The FBI has warned the public that buying, selling, or using a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards endangers and places others at risk, and breaks our nation’s laws.

CBP Office of Field Operations’ dual mission is to facilitate travel in the United States while we secure our borders, our people, and our visitors from those that would do us harm like terrorists and terrorist weapons, criminals, and contraband.

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

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents respond to two human smuggling stash houses and a highway smuggling attempt on Oct.04: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.06: Later that evening, at approximately 7 p.m., RGV agents assisted Starr County Sheriff’s Office deputies execute a warrant at a residence in Roma, Texas, known for illegal activity. Upon entering the apartment, law enforcement officials discovered seven illegally present migrants and one caretaker, a United States citizen. The seven migrants, including an unaccompanied child, are from Mexico, El Salvador, and Romania.Stash house bust.

#AceDailyNews reports that RGV in the early morning hours, a Border Patrol agent observed a white Dodge Ram truck pick up several subjects from the brush on Highway 285. Agents attempted to stop the vehicle near the intersection of Corral Street and Highway 77, but the driver failed to yield.

The truck veered off-road and several subjects exited the vehicle and ran into the brush. After searching the nearby area, agents located four illegally present migrants from Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. The driver was not located.

Stash house bust.

Additionally, 30 subjects were arrested at a human smuggling stash house in Edinburg, Texas….

All subjects are being processed accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the health and safety of migrants or the citizens of the U.S. they may encounter. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.06: 2021:

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(EL PASO, Tx.) ICE/HSI REPORT: An area man was arrested Thursday for harboring and transporting more than 100 noncitizens who were driven to various U.S. cities in tractor-trailers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.06: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) El Paso members of the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce investigated the case with the assistance of the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) El Paso Sector Integrated Targeting Team (ITT). El Paso Sector USBP agents are embedded with HSI special agents to combine resources and intelligence to identify and arrest human smugglers. The Horizon City (Texas) Police Department also participated in this case.

#AceDailyNews reports that HSI Arrests human smuggler Roberto Benavides, 47, was arrested at his residence in the 14000 block of Warren Belin Drive in Horizon City, Texas. He was a target of an HSI El Paso investigation for more than a year……

“Human smugglers are callous individuals who are driven by greed with total disregard for the health and safety of the people they exploit and endanger,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Taekuk Cho. “HSI will continue to work tirelessly utilizing our broad authorities alongside our partners to combat smuggling networks responsible for this dangerous and often deadly activity.”

“I am extremely proud of the work our El Paso Sector agents conduct each and every day to disrupt these Transnational Criminal Organizations.” said El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Our seamless partnership with Homeland Security Investigations has allowed for enhanced targeting of this illicit activity. Together, we will continue to succeed in combating these criminal organizations while saving human lives in the El Paso region.”

On Sept. 30, agents also executed two federal search warrants on two area properties used to facilitate human smuggling activity: Agents seized more than $27,000 from both properties, and encountered 37 noncitizens: 23 Hondurans, six Ecuadorans, four Peruvians, two Mexicans, and two El Salvadorans…..

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move: HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.06: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) Justice Dept Court Report: A Bangladeshi national was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for his role in a human smuggling conspiracy to smuggle noncitizens from Mexico into the United States #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.05: This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from HSI offices in Mexico City, Houston and Calexico, Mexico; and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol, and U.S. Marshals Service.

#AceDailyNews report Bangladeshi national sentenced to prison for his role in a human smuggling conspiracy after a multiple ‘law enforcement’ agencies investigation that eventually brought Mohamad Milon Hossain, 41, to be sentenced on Sept. 28 in federal court to 46 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty March 5.

“Today’s sentencing is a great example of how Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) uses its worldwide resources and interagency partnerships to bring international criminals like Mohamad Milon Hossain to justice in the United States,” said Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, HSI San Antonio. “Hossain was a key facilitator and smuggler of Bangladeshi nationals and his actions put our national security at risk. HSI is committed to working with its domestic and international partners to combat this type of crime throughout the globe.”

“This human smuggling conspiracy operated on a global scale and endangered the lives of Bangladeshi migrants,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The Justice Department will continue working with our law enforcement partners here and abroad to bring human smugglers like Hossain to justice and to disrupt these criminal networks that unlawfully bring migrants from across the world through Central America and into the United States.”

“This criminal placed profit before life,” said Acting Assistant Attorney, Jennifer B. Lowery, of the Southern District of Texas (SDTX). “Human smuggling like Hossain often put migrants in dangerous situations, many leading to serious injury and even death. The SDTX is no stranger to this issue and will fervently pursue the battle, holding accountable not only the transporters, but any individuals who provided assistance along the way.”

According to court documents, between March 2017 and June 2019, Hossain, was residing in Tapachula, Mexico, when he conspired and assisted human smugglers operating out of Bangladesh, South and Central America, and Mexico to bring numerous noncitizens to the U.S. border in exchange for payment. Hossain operated out of Tapachula where he maintained a hotel that housed the noncitizens on their way to the United States. Hossain provided plane tickets and other assistance for the individuals to travel from Tapachula to Monterrey, Mexico, where co-conspirator Moktar Hossain assisted their illegal crossing into the United States.

This investigation was conducted under the Extraterritorial Criminal Travel Strike Force (ECT) program, a joint partnership between the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and HSI. The ECT program focuses on human smuggling networks that may present particular national security or public safety risks, or present grave humanitarian concerns. ECT has dedicated investigative, intelligence and prosecutorial resources. ECT coordinates and receives assistance from other U.S. government agencies and foreign law enforcement authorities

Trial Attorneys James Hepburn and Erin Cox of the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section are prosecuting this case with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Texas.

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.

#AceNewDesk report ………….Published: Oct.05: 2021:

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(TEXAS) JUST IN: Austin Police Report: That as from Friday police will stop responding to all non-emergencies and the public should ring 311 instead of 911 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.01: Starting Friday, individuals in the city are asked to use 311 when reporting crimes that are either no longer in process, when the suspect is no longer on the scene, or when there is no immediate threat to life or property, according to the Austin Police Department.

#AceDailyNews says according to David Aaro of Fox News crimes that could be considered nonemergencies include, theft, and burglary of a residence, business, or vehicle, police said: Reports gathered by 311, or online at ireportaustin.com, will still be given to investigators – and detectives will follow up on them when they are able to do so, Chacon said in effort they say to reduce exposure to #Coronavirus

Fox News Flash top headlines for Sept. 30
Austin, Texas, police are urging the public to call 311 instead of 911 to report nonemergencies, authorities said.

“Please understand, if somebody is in danger, we’re still going to send a marked unit and a uniformed officer to go handle it,” interim police chief Joseph Chacon explained Wednesday, according to KXAN-TV. “But for crimes that may have already happened and are now being reported, we are looking at alternative measures, and that’s what we’re working on now.”

Chacon said the changes come amid recent staffing challenges, reimagining public safety task force recommendations, and its review of its patrol COVID-19 mitigation protocols, which started May 2020. 

The department said it was trying to reduce coronavirus exposure risk for the public and sworn police officers, who will no longer be responding to those nonemergency calls, FOX 7 Austin reported

“I feel like, in many areas, not just obviously in our sworn officers on the street, but with our property crime technicians in forensics and in our Austin 311 call center, we are experiencing staffing shortages, and, so, I think that I’m going to ask for a little bit of patience. Many times people do have to wait on hold when they’re calling 311 in order to make that report,” the interim chief said.

“If an officer is not necessarily needed, in other words, this is a crime that obviously has already been committed, and we can still get a property crime technician there to take photos, to be able to gather the evidence and to provide a case number and a way to follow up to a victim of a crime, then that may be the most appropriate way, actually, to handle it so that I can free my officers up to keep answering the emergency calls for service where we have a violent crime and people that are actively engaged in criminal activity,” he added.

Crimes that could be considered nonemergencies include theft, suspicious person or vehicle, verbal disputes, prostitution, animal services, and burglary of a residence, business, or vehicle, police said. 

“Again, if any on that list are still in progress, and there is an immediate threat to public safety, then a call to 911 is appropriate, and we will dispatch an officer,” Chacon noted. 

Last month, a North Carolina man said his daughter was in Austin for a bachelorette party with friends when the home they were renting was burglarized, KXAN-TV reported

“They proceeded to call the police and were referred to 311, who instructed them to start an online report. And no law enforcement official arrived at the location,” Darin Short explained.

After not hearing back for weeks, he said they received a call Wednesday afternoon saying an officer should contact them within 48 hours, according to the station. 

He added that the nonemergency response could be reevaluated if the department is able to fill empty officer positions.

“We’re going to be seeking input into that area from our community stakeholders, from City Council, from community members at large in the coming months to see how they want those police services delivered, and then we’ll be able to determine how many officers we really need,” said Chacon.

If someone is unsure whether a specific call is an emergency, they should still call 911, the chief noted.

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

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents reunited a seven-year-old child with his mother after they separated in a Mission orchard #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.29: Agents responded to the area and apprehended four migrants. A female Mexican national within the group stated she became separated from her four children in the orchard and did not know where they were.

#AceDailyNews reports that RGV Agents Locate Missing Migrant Child on the early morning of Sept. 27, a McAllen Border Patrol Station agent observed 14 subjects crossing the Rio Grande south of Mission.

Child reunited with family by CBP.

Agents and local law enforcement officers immediately searched the area and located three missing children, however, a 7-year-old boy was still missing.Child reunited with family by CBP: Hours later, Agents gathered information of a residence in Edinburg, Texas possibly harboring the missing child. Agents with the assistance from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and encountered the 7-year-old missing boy, alone and in good health. No principal or caretaker was identified at the residence. The child was transported to be reunited with his awaiting family at a Border Patrol facility.

This fiscal year, RGV agents have performed over 1,000 rescues throughout the Rio Grande Valley. RGV urges immigrants not to jeopardize their lives by illegally entering the United States: The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.29: 2021:

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(DEL RIO, T.x.) CBP REPORT: Reopening of ‘trade and travel’ operations on Monday morning after recent closer on Sept.17: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.28: U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that trade and travel operations will resume at Del Rio Port of Entry for passenger traffic the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 25 and for cargo traffic effective the morning of Monday, Sept. 27.

#AceDailyNews reports that CBP Officers have restored ‘Trade, Travel Operations at Del Rio Port of Entry’ after recent closure

Release Date: September 25, 2021: español

Passenger vehicle and pedestrian operations will resume at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 and commercial cargo operations will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27: CBP had temporarily closed Del Rio Port of Entry on Sept. 17 and rerouted traffic to Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

Following efforts this week by U.S. Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations and DHS partners to expedite processing of the migrant flow to manageable levels and with public safety restored, CBP reopened trade and travel operations at Del Rio Port of Entry.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.28: 2021:

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(CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx.) USCG REPORT: Multiple Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected five and interdicted two Mexican lancha boat crews illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew in coordination with boat crews from Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson and Coast Guard Station South Padre Island located and stopped two lanchas with a total of seven Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal fishing. Coast Guard personnel seized two lancha boats with high flyers, GPS devices, radios and fishing gear on board. Coast Guard crews detained the Mexican fishermen and transferred them to border enforcement agents for processing…..

#AceDailyNews reports that coast guard through our their outstanding partnerships, we closely coordinate all lancha interdictions with partners from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, Office of Field Operations and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, when inside Texas state waters,” said Capt. Hans Govertsen, commander of Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. “Each case is unique and requires unity of effort to stop illegal fishing in U.S. waters, preventing the depletion of our valuable living marine resources and protecting the sovereignty of our national waters.

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Office: 281-464-4810
After Hours: 832-293-1293
PA Detachment Texas online newsroom

“At a tactical level, our collective efforts are taking a toll on the local resources of illegal fishermen. At the strategic level, the information that we collect supports decision-makers to take action.”

A Mexican fishing boat, or lancha, floats alongside the pier at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island after a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew from the station detected men illegally fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Sept. 21, 2021. The Coast Guard crew seized the boat, detained the Mexican fishermen and transferred them to border enforcement agents for processing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Station South Padre Island)
Editors’ Note: Click on photo to download high-resolution version.

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing US waters and since the beginning of the year, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi crews have interdicted 45 lanchas, detained 183 fishermen and seized a total of 10,861 pounds of catch, north of the U.S.-Mexico Maritime Border.

A lancha is a fishing boat used by Mexican fishermen that is approximately 20-30 feet long with a slender profile, having one outboard motor, and is capable of traveling at speeds exceeding 30 mph. Lanchas are frequently used to transport illegal narcotics to the U.S. and illegally fish in the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone near the U.S./Mexico border in the Gulf of Mexico.

If you witness suspicious activity or illegal fishing in state waters (out to 9 miles offshore), please contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s “Operation Game Thief” at 1-800-792-GAME (4263). For all suspicious activity or illegal fishing occurring in federal waters (out to 200 miles offshore), please contact the U.S. Coast Guard at 361-939-0450.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.24: 2021:

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(HOUSTON,Tx.) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three boaters from the water after their vessel capsized Thursday near Red Fish Island, Texas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Watch-standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast, which was overheard by a good Samaritan in the vicinity of the capsized vessel. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew diverted from training to provide air support.

#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification from Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at 10:15 a.m. that a 22-foot pleasure craft had capsized with three people aboard. The boaters were all reportedly wearing life jackets and clinging to the vessel’s hull.

News Release: U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Office: 281-464-4810
After Hours: 832-293-1293
PA Detachment Texas online newsroom

Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 3 after vessel capsizes near Red Fish Island, Texas

Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 3 after vessel capsizes near Red Fish Island, Texas

Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 3 after vessel capsizes near Red Fish Island, Texas

Editors’ Note: Click on photos to download high-resolution version.

A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Galveston 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat crew and two 29-foot Response Boat–Small crews from Coast Guard Station Galveston and Station Houston also launched to assist.

Once on scene, the helicopter crew vectored the good Samaritan to the capsized vessel via radio. The good Samaritan then pulled the three individuals out of the water and transported them to Eagle Point in San Leon, Texas.

No injuries were reported and the boat has been salvaged and is no longer adrift.

“Through the use of the VHF-FM marine radio on board the good Samaritan’s vessel, we were able to direct them to the vessel’s exact location, resulting in the boaters’ rescue,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Chase Carey, operations unit controller at Sector Houston-Galveston. “Thanks to the good Samaritan’s willingness to help and the great communication with the Coast Guard crews, three people were saved today.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.24: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry, detained a male traveler wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault of a child out of County Sheriff’s Office, located in Dallas, Tx. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.22: CBP Field Operations is always ready to assist our law enforcement partners in locating those wanted persons with outstanding warrants, especially those allegedly involved in heinous crimes of a sexual nature with children,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.A CBP officer escorts a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry.

#AceDailyNews reports that Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Sexual Assault of a Child occurred on Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Juarez Lincoln International Bridge. A CBP officer processing bus traffic arriving from Mexico, referred Alfredo Soto Martinez, a 61-year-old male Mexican citizen and lawful permanent U.S. resident, for a secondary inspection.

A CBP officer escorts a wanted person at a U.S. port of entry
A CBP officer escorts a wanted person at a U.S. port of
entry.

After escorting the passenger to secondary, subsequent biometric verification through law enforcement databases confirmed that the man had an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault of a child, out of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, in Dallas, Texas. The warrant was confirmed to be active. The man was turned over to the Webb County Sheriff’s Office to await criminal proceedings.

The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion. Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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

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(DEL RIO, Tx.) #Migrant Crisis Report: A Breitbart Texas video shows a group of Venezuelan men and a Colombian woman crossing the border from Mexico near Del Rio, Texas #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.20: The crossing took place about a mile upstream from the mostly Haitian migrant encampment under the Del Rio International Bridge….

#AceDailyNews says here’s an EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Venezuelan, Colombian Migrants Cross Border Upstream from Del Rio Migrant Camp Breitbart

18 Sep 2021Randy Clark / Breitbart Texas

A group of Venezuelan and Colombian migrants cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)
A group of Venezuelan and Colombian migrants cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Texas. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

As the migrant encampment in Del Rio grew to more than 14,000 mostly Haitian migrants on Saturday, another group of migrants took advantage of the distraction and crossed the Rio Grande about a mile upstream: Breitbart Texas filmed the crossing and spoke with the migrants before Texas Department of Public Safety troopers took them into custody.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers arrest a Venezuelan migrant for trespassing after the group crossed the Rio Grande onto private property. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

The migrants, one Colombian woman and 13 Venezuelan men, told Breitbart Texas they flew into Mexico City from Venezuela eight days ago and began their travels to Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila. They said the only way currently to leave Venezuela is to fly to Mexico City. They said they had not paid or encountered any human smugglers in their eight-day journey.

The migrants also said they had not heard about the migrant camp located a mile downstream from their point of crossing. On Saturday, reports indicate that the camp grew to more than 14,000 mostly Haitian migrants.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers arrest a Venezuelan migrant for trespassing after the group crossed the Rio Grande onto private property. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrived on the scene and took the migrants into custody. The troopers place one of the migrants, a Venezuelan male, under arrest for trespassing on private property. The remainder of the migrants were traveling as family units and were turned over to Border Patrol for processing.

CBP Temporarily Re-Routing Trade, Travel Traffic From Del Rio Port of Entry to Eagle Pass Port of Entry

Release Date: September 17, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas –U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that the Office of Field Operations (OFO) Del Rio Port of Entry will temporarily close and re-route traffic from Del Rio to Eagle Pass to more effectively manage resources and ensure uninterrupted flow of trade and travel. Consistent with established cross border travel management procedures, traffic that normally uses the Amistad Dam International Bridge and the Del Rio International Bridge will be directed 57 miles east to the Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

This temporary closure and shift is necessary in order for CBP to respond to urgent safety and security needs presented by an influx of migrants into Del Rio and is effective immediately. It will advance and protect national interests and help ensure the safety of the traveling public, commercial traffic, and CBP employees and facilities.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol Stations within the Del Rio, Texas, Sector.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.20: 2021:

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(TEXAS) LATEST: Right to Life gets barrage of disturbing threats and messages after abortion law’s passage #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Sept.15: The Bellaire, Texas, Police Department is investigating threats against Texas Right to Life after police dispatched a bomb squad to the scene Friday amid multiple online and voicemail threats wishing rape and death on the pro-life employees at the organization in the wake of Texas’ abortion law…..

#AceDailyNews says that according to Fox4 News the Bellaire Police Department sent out a bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package at Texas Right to Life ……

1 day ago

Texas Right to Life has website shut down by GoDaddy

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“We take these kind of threats very seriously,” Bellaire Chief of Police Onesimo Lopez told Fox News on Sunday. “Our Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation into the threats and will follow up on any leads that develop.”

“No other information is available at this time,” Lopez added.

The Bellaire Police Department sent out a bomb squad to investigate a suspicious package at Texas Right to Life on Friday after the pro-life group had received multiple threats, Fox 4 News reported. Local police evacuated the building and brought in the Houston police bomb squad to examine the package, which turned out not to contain an explosive device.

Bellaire police confiscated the package and warned the public that making a bomb threat is a criminal offense. Individuals convicted of a “Terroristic Threat” face a fine of up to $4,000 and nearly a year in jail.

“We take all of these threats very seriously,” Kimberlyn Schwartz, director of media and communication at Texas Right to Life, told Fox News in an interview on Sunday. “We report all of them to the local police.”

Houston Police bomb squad outside Texas Right to Life headquarters. Photo credit: Texas Right to Life

She said Texas Right to Life has received more threats after the implementation of S.B.8, the Texas abortion law that enables private citizens to bring a civil lawsuit against an abortionist, or someone who aids and abets abortion, if the abortion provider detected the unborn baby’s heartbeat before carrying out the procedure, or if they refuse to check for a heartbeat after roughly six weeks’ gestation. Many abortion activists have condemned the law as effectively overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, since many women often do not realize they are pregnant until they pass six weeks’ gestation.

Schwartz said that the pro-life group has hired 24-7 security at the office and set up cameras to monitor the building. She added that Texas Right to Life staff have altered their daily routines to enhance security.

“It’s definitely taken a physical and emotional toll on a lot of us – especially in the very beginning of these really serious threats – to where we would fear for the safety of ourselves and our homes and our children,” the spokeswoman added. “It definitely has made an impact on us personally.”

“It’s been heartbreaking to see the violence that people can have in their hearts,” Schwartz said. She noted that Texas Right to Life has “always” condemned threats against workers at abortion clinics, which she also described as “heartbreaking.”

Schwartz sent Fox News multiple photos and voicemail messages with profane and disturbing messages and threats that Texas Right to Life received. Even the disturbing sample that Fox News received represented a small portion of the “shocking and appalling” messages and threats, she said.

On September 7 at 9:34pm, one user submitted a “patient advocacy request” with a direct bomb threat. In the “additional notes” section of the request, the user wrote, “There’s a bomb being sent through the mail from Portland. You should heed this warning as your only notice. Enjoy the following five days.”

Bomb threat message. Photo courtesy of Texas Right to Life.

A user on social media sent Texas Right to Life a message with a “short tutorial on how to tie a noose,” encouraging staffers to “please follow the instructions, procure a noose, stick your neck in the hole, and then let your body dangle by the neck.” 

“I do hope you get your dues soon, scum of the earth,” the user added, before identifying herself as “someone who gives a s*** about women.”

Noose message. Image courtesy Texas Right to Life

One email – with the subject line “BURN IN HELL B****ES” – added the ominous message, “tick tock.” 

Another email – with the subject line “your wonderful new law” – wished death on the entire organization. “I hope whoever reads this and everybody who works there dies a painful death, asap. Have a nice day, scum,” the sender wrote.

Tick Tock message. Image courtesy Texas Right to Life.

“You guys are f—ing pieces of sh**. I wish the worst on you and your families,” one angry voicemail message ran. “You guys can rot in hell when you die. However long that will be. I don’t know. I hope you have short lives, though. Like if you’re in a plane, I hope it crashes. If you’re in a car, I hope it crashes. … You guys should have been aborted.”

Some callers attacked the pro-life activists as “child molesters” and “pedophiles.”

Death wish sent to Texas Right to Life. Photo credit: Texas Right to Life

Other voicemail messages insulted the Christian faith (Texas Right to Life is a Christian organization, although Schwartz noted that many non-Christians also oppose abortion for scientific and moral reasons). 

“Guess what, sweetie, the Lord isn’t going to f**king save you because there isn’t one. Because Jesus wasn’t White, the apostles weren’t White, the Bible has been rewritten so many f—ing times… Jesus is a figment of your f—ing imagination,” one caller yelled. “Don’t push your f—ing bullsh** religion on us, on the rest of us. … You’re a f—ing cult.”

When Fox News asked Schwartz which of the messages shocked her most, she said, “The ones about eating babies were the most horrific.”

“Hi, is it okay to eat babies?” one caller said, suggesting that “you’re not allowed to do anything until they’re born. Once they’re born is it okay to eat them? That could solve the hunger problem.” 

Another caller spoke about “pickling” babies and eating them with “chili pepper” because, “I love Satan so much.”

Schwartz attributed the threats to desperation among pro-abortion activists. She noted that abortion clinics have temporarily halted abortions in Texas so as to avoid liability under S.B.8.

“They cannot stand that we’re saving about 100 babies a day with the Texas Heartbeat Act,” the pro-life spokeswoman said. “The anti-life activists cannot stand that.”

Schwartz attributed the attacks to a form of “spiritual warfare.” She said that despite the disgusting and terrifying messages, “We’re not deterred. We have faith in God. We believe that our work is for the kingdom of God. I think that God has been preparing us for this for a long time.”

Despite all the negative messages, Schwartz also said the pro-life group has received an outpouring of support, with people “stepping up and offering to help, with prayers or donations or volunteering.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.15: 2021:

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(TEXAS) JUST IN: Hurricane #Nicholas Report: Made landfall around 12:30am CDT Tuesday morning bringing heavy rain and risk of flash flooding and continues east according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) #AceNewsDesk

#AceNewsReport – Sept.14: President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered federal assistance to the state…..

#AceWeatherDesk says that Hurricane #Nicholas has brought heavy rain to Texas and Louisiana it strengthened from a tropical storm late on Monday, before reaching land at 00:30 (05:30 GMT)…….More than 280,000 power outages have already been reported in Texas, according to PowerOutage.us.

A local resident as she tries to take photos ahead of the arrival of Storm Nicholas in Texas
Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 km) per hour

It comes just weeks after Hurricane Ida – the fifth strongest to ever hit the US mainland – killed dozens and left more than a million Louisiana residents without power. 

Nicholas is carrying maximum sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h), weather officials said, and is expected to hit the Houston area with up to 18 inches of rain.

The US National Hurricane Centre warned that “life-threatening flash flooding impacts, especially in highly urbanised metropolitan areas, are possible”, and the National Weather Service called it a “life-threatening situation”.

“We want to make sure that no one is caught off guard by this storm,” Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards told a news conference.

He warned that drainage systems still clogged from Ida could trigger flash floods.

More than 119,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Louisiana due to Ida, he added.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared states of emergency in 17 counties and three cities.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned of flooding and urged the city’s roughly 2.3 million residents to stay off streets and motorways.

“Take things seriously and prepare,” Mr Turner said at a news conference. “This is primarily a rain event and we don’t know how much rain we will be getting.”

Dozens of schools across the two states have been closed, and hundreds of flights have been cancelled or delayed at airports in the Texas cities of Corpus Christi and Houston.

LIVE: Hurricane Nicholas has made landfall in Texas | AccuWeather

Hurricane Nicholas made landfall around 12:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday morning on the eastern part of Matagorda Peninsula, about 10 miles west-southwest of Sargent Beach, Texas, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

“The storm continues to move north-northeast,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Thomas Geiger. Rapid water rises are possible where the heaviest rain occurs across Texas and Louisiana, and strong wind gusts will occur with some damage possible, mainly to trees and any unprotected weak or temporary structures. Flooding has already been reported in Freeport, Texas, while storm surge has been building on Surfside Beach, Texas.

On Monday, United States President Joe Biden declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance due to Hurricane Nicholas, according to the White House. In August, Hurricane Ida caused extensive damage to parts of the state as it made landfall. Heavy rainfall and storm surge caused widespread flooding across Louisiana, and rain from Nicholas can easily renew the flooding this week. The President authorized coordination of all disaster relief efforts to alleviate hardship and suffering due to the emergency.

Already over 164,200 are experiencing power outages, according to poweroutage.us, across Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane Nicholas threatens to make landfall early on Tuesday morning, lashing the coast with heavy rain and high winds. 

Nicholas is expected to take a hard right turn toward Louisiana after landfall in Texas, crossing the state from west to east as a tropical rainstorm. While AccuWeather forecasters aren’t expecting extreme winds to occur across most of Louisiana, the storm is forecast to slow down and drench the state with several inches of rain.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.14: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) CBP/OFO/Laredo Port of Entry Report: They held their annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to pay tribute to the victims and honor the survivors of the terroristic attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: The ceremony took place at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge in the early hours of September 11, 2021. Local, state and county law enforcement partners and first responders gathered to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fateful events that occurred that day in our country.Leadership from CBP, including Port Director Albert
Flores, Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak and Assistant Director, Field Operations Mucia Dovalina join fellow federal, state, local law enforcement and consular partners with the memorial wreath at the 20th anniversary 9/11 memorial ceremony held at Laredo
Port of Entry’s Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

#AceDailyNews reports that CBP Laredo Port of Entry Holds 20th Anniversary #9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge: “It’s been 20 years since the attacks on our Nation and not a day goes by that we don’t remember and honor those who lost their lives that day,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “The brazen acts of terrorism on our homeland changed the course of American history and led to the founding of our agency.”

Leadership from CBP, including Port Director Albert Flores, Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak and Assistant Director, Field Operations Mucia Dovalina join fellow federal, state, local law enforcement and consular partners at the 20th anniversary 9/11 memorial ceremony held at Laredo Port of Entry

A combined Law Enforcement Honor Guard presented the colors, raised the American flag to full staff and then lowered the flag to half-staff to honor the lives lost on 9/11.  A bugler intoned taps and a CBP Officer sang Amazing Grace.  A moment of radio silence was observed at 7:46 a.m., the exact moment Flight 11 crashed into the north face of the World Trade Center North Tower.  Then an Air and Marine Operations, Laredo Air Branch helicopter conducted a flyover and hovered over the various law enforcement units and first responders stood in formation on the bridge span.

In attendance were representatives from the Laredo Field Office, Laredo Port of Entry, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Consul General, Transportation Security Administration, Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Laredo Police Department, and the Laredo Fire Department.

The CBP employees from the Laredo Port of Entry would like to express their gratitude to all of the men and woman of law enforcement and first responders for attending the 20th Anniversary 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and for their continued bravery, strength and resolve to face the unknown as they protect our community.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.12: 2021:

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