A Family Takes Action When A Crazed Man Pours Gas On The Car And Sets His Sights On The Baby

According to recent reports, an apparent kidnapping and murder attempt was thwarted when a family worked together to stop the attacker and protect a young child. The incident occurred on a freeway in Wildomar, Calif., when a woman says her family was targeted while performing some roadside auto maintenance.

Charlene Roberts recalled the harrowing encounter that left her and her family battered and bruised – but alive to tell the tale.

“Every attack, every hit was meant for the baby,” she said, referring to her 18-month-old son in the back seat. “It wasn’t meant for us. He was trying to kidnap the child; and who knows what he would have done with him after that?”

Instead of achieving his goal, however, Roberts said she was able to partially shield the boy from the attack, bearing the brunt herself. As a result, she was left with several stab wounds and contusions.

“The car seat was right here and I’m like this on top of the baby trying to protect him,” she recalled. “And there was one point where I was looking at him face-to-face because he was in the car.”

The man she referred to, police believe, is Nicholas Garcia, 44, who was arrested at the scene.

“He was out of his mind,” added Roberts’ brother, James St. Clair.

He went on to describe the attacker as “just frantically screaming at us and yelling,” adding that he was completely incoherent during the attack.

After bashing his way into the vehicle and assaulting its occupants, Roberts said the man began pouring gas on the car and lit a match. Despite the fact that the flat tire which forced them off the road had not yet been replaced, the family took off on three wheels to avoid further injury.

Garcia, who police believe was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the incident, had to be subdued with a stun gun upon officers’ arrival. He is now facing criminal charges including attempted murder.

h/t: IJReview

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Exposed: The Real Fallout Of L.A.’s $15 Insane Minimum Wage…

Los Angeles has raised the minimum wage. Previously, the minimum was $9 dollars an hour; but the city council has raised it to $10.50. Wait, sorry, I just got an update. It’s now $12.

Nope, sorry, another update. $13.25.

And what does that $14.25 per hour (updated) get you? Well, apparently, not so much according to people who are paid to complain about such things.

But that $15 dollar an hour (updated) does have wages. As in, consequences. Utterly predictable consequences. Not just predictable, but roundly and loudly and repeatedly predicted wages. Among them a depression of the city’s economy, diminished commerce within the city limits, increased joblessness, and the loss of small and family-owned businesses due to excessive costs. It has literally already happened.

But people gotta eat, you know? And by people, I don’t mean the minimum wage workers; I mean the fattened private sector bureaucrats working for “advocacy” groups who need to show their conscience-crippled benefactors that work is being done and progress is being made and viva la revolución.

Conservatives can tell you that the wage hike does indeed damage local business. We can tell you that workers experience a lack of upward mobility, failing to move on to higher paying jobs. We can tell you that it is mathematical insanity to believe that there is a rich and vasty deep out there, an ocean of money that merely requires legislation to be tapped into and spread among all to create a glorious workers’ paradise. But we’ve tried that. Here is something even better. Here is how the left-wingers who pushed for the wage feel about it:

This is a good thing—higher minimum wages will bring a lot of working people out of poverty, where they never should have been in the first place, and make it easier for them to continue living in Los Angeles. But it won’t make it easy. Technically, it won’t even make it possible.

Got it? After raising the minimum wage – the least amount of money a person can be paid for the lowest possible skill requirements – after raising that by over 70 PERCENT, the first reaction is, ‘well yeah, but it’s not enough.’

This is the eternal folly of the idea of a living wage. It will never be enough–both esoterically speaking, in that the groups who advocate for raising the wage will never be satisfied with the wage, and practically speaking, in that you can’t expect to buy a house and a car and an iPad if you have a minimum wage job. It’s the minimum wage. The least most. The lowest sum. By definition, it is some, but not much.

You know who else can’t support a family of four and own their own home? People who are waiting on their Beanie Baby investment to pan out.

The city council wants to assuage their guilt at being well fed, just like those paying the salaries for the advocacy and special interest groups that have pressured for this change. Their symbolic gesture will, in the end, hurt business and job prospects for the whole city.

And it won’t even achieve their own goals, as stated by and according to their own numbers. Because it isn’t enough.

And it never will be.

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WATCH: Dem Candidate RUN From Reporters After Making This Race-Related Sound Effect

Not only is Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez facing blowback for what many viewed as a racially insensitive gesture, she has attracted further criticism for literally running away from a reporter attempting to ask her about the incident.

Reports indicate Sanchez, currently a California congresswoman, was attending a recent Indian-American caucus meeting when she recalled an invitation she received from an individual in the Indian community.

“I’m going to his office thinking that I’m going to go meet with [Native American ‘war cry’], right?” Sanchez said. “He’s an Indian-American.”

Almost immediately, she began receiving criticism for her perceived insensitivity toward Native Americans by the Indian-Americans in attendance.

“I was shocked and appalled,” said Long Beach delegate Uduak-Joe Ntuk, “that she would make disparaging comments about Native Americans that way. It was very undemocratic.”

Her Democrat opponent in the Senate race, Kamala Harris, responded to the incident after she learned about it a short time later.

“I don’t know what to say to that,” she said, chuckling. “That, that, that’s shocking. That’s shocking.”

Perhaps the most surreal aspect of Sanchez’s gaffe came when a local news team attempted to follow up with her.

“I’m sorry,” she said as she sprinted away from the microphone and cameras. “Hey, hey, hey.”

Sanchez did respond at another time to what she described as a coordinated push to squeeze her out of the race.

“I will just say that there were plenty of phone calls asking me not to [run],” she asserted. “There were plenty of phone calls trying to sweeten the pot; and there were plenty of sort of threatening things.”

Should Sanchez respond to her critics? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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CAIR Demands City Official Step Down For Facebook Post Criticizing Islam

El Monte, Calif., serves as the backdrop for one of the latest clashes between the Council on American-Islamic Relations and outspoken critics of radical Islam. Specifically, CAIR is upset about a Facebook post by city planning commissioner Art Barrios in response to news reports that China is limiting certain forms of religious expression among Muslims.

“Sounds good,” Barrios, a former El Monte councilman, wrote, “maybe the rest of the world should do the same.”

That comment, the Los Angeles Times reports, sparked a quick response from CAIR, which sent an email to the city demanding Barrios apologize and resign from his position.

In an interview with the Times, however, he defended his remark and his right as an American citizen to make it.

”I thought it was about time that we stop kowtowing to the Islam that’s doing the racist things and doing the things that are bad for any religion,” he asserted.

As an American, he insisted, “I have the right to think anything I want to think” and to “do what I want to do.”

By the same token, he acknowledged that CAIR also has “the right to do what they want to do.”

Despite Barrios’ explanation that he was referring only to radicalized practitioners, CAIR of Los Angeles spokesman Haroon Manjlai said any such distinction was unclear. He added that any bias toward a minority group could influence Barrios’ decisions in the future. Nevertheless, the city official is determined to retain his position.

He did, however, subsequently update his Facebook page to explain that the offending post was drafted “hastily” and was meant only to apply to “Islamic extremists of the world and not Islam the religion.”

Should this official step down for sharing his opinion on radical Islam? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Liberal California Education Group: Blacks Don’t Need To Work Hard Or Be On Time

If this were 1915 rather than 2015, the positions taken by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) would be properly attributed to the Klu Klux Klan. Even today, if any “unapproved of” group said these things, the media would ride in with their keyboards blazing to destroy anyone who even whispered what this liberal think tank is saying out loud.

PEG uses what it calls Courageous Conversations to say the things it does, but it’s still idiotic. PEG tells teachers that blacks are “…less likely to respond to fundamental ideas like working hard to achieve success, or being on time for school or work…”

PEG is infecting the thinking of government school, K- 12 teachers with the idea that teaching black youngsters to be responsible and prepared to join our workforce is essentially a waste of time. This means that PEG is supporting the idea that our government schools are really operating to provide cushy “no responsibility” jobs for unionized Democrat-voting teachers.

Various government school systems around the country have paid PEG millions of dollars to be given a free pass – absolution as it were – from the responsibility for seeing that black kids learn anything useful in their classrooms.

Not at all surprising is that in recent years, the Baltimore County Public School System paid PEG $427,000 to be told that they can’t teach blacks how to fit into the greater society.

A review of the lavish manner in which Baltimore schools are funded begs the question: “And why not?” With a student population that is 83% black and an institutional position endorsing the notion that teaching for a future in the greater (read: white) society is not possible, the job of a Baltimore teacher has been reduced by the bigotry of low expectations to marching in place until retirement.

On average, just 16 students fill a Baltimore classroom. The ratio of staff to pupils is just 8.3 for every 1 student.

The City of Baltimore spends an eye-popping $15,483 on each of these students, which places it second in the country, trailing only New York City’s jaw-dropping $19,770.

Across the board, Baltimore’s schools are far better equipped than most “white” schools. They have modern theaters, Olympic-sized swimming pools, free musical instruments, and lots of other “free” stuff.

Why then would Baltimore’s schools, populated by black students and run by black staff, want to pay PEG for its advice to not bother teaching its kids that being on time for work is essential to future success? Unions? Democrats? Low expectation bigotry?

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