On Hannity, Texas Gov. stated the following:
“Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. We can’t afford to wait for Washington to secure this border. We’ve had enough.”I decided to take a look.
Texas murders, 2008 through 2012
|Source: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/pages/crimestatistics.htm |
Yeah, I'd say that Texans have had more than enough.
And here's what our POS governor is up to; it certainly isn't looking out for the citizens of New Yawk. This happened a few months ago.
From the NY Post:
ALBANY — The devastating New York Times story on Gov. Cuomo’s political interference with his Moreland Commission panel’s investigation of public corruption pulled the veil from one of the biggest open secrets at the state Capitol: The governor is a liar and almost anything he promises will turn out to be false.
Cuomo’s betrayal of major pledges is well known: the promise to cut taxes in a meaningful way, encourage job creation without government handouts, reduce local mandates, conduct public work transparently and have science — not politics — determine if fracking can be done safely.
But it wasn’t until it Cuomo violated his No. 1 pledge to rid New York of the “culture of corruption’’ that has dominated Albany for decades that the full extent of his betrayal of the public became clear.
People who have known Cuomo for years, including some who go back to the days he served as the thuggish chief enforcer of his father, then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, say they aren’t surprised Cuomo’s penchant for lying has finally exploded in full public view.
“What took so long?” quipped a Cuomo associate who has known the governor for more than 20 years.
These critics, who include several longtime Cuomo friends, described the governor as a master of what one called “making up narratives’’ — story lines that, whether true or not, become incorporated in a political or governmental strategy.I usually don't do the NY Slimes, but when this liberal rag criticizes a Democrat (04/10/14), the story has to be truly appalling. Preet Bharara is the US Attorney for the Southern District Of New York.
“Cuomo did this with Moreland as he’s done it with so many things: He creates a narrative, ‘crack down on corruption, we’ll get to the bottom of this,’ but it’s totally cynical, manufactured and never real or sincere from the start,’’ said a former public official who has counted the governor as a friend.
Cuomo once privately described himself as a “control freak’s control freak.’’ He selected the commission over a year ago in a move designed to deflect criticisms over his failure to get the Legislature, scarred with yet another round of scandal, to pass a package of ethics reforms.
He promised the commission would pursue all leads involving public corruption in the Legislature and, if necessary, in his own executive branch of government.
But earlier this year, with the heat largely off, Cuomo unceremoniously cut a deal with the Legislature and folded the commission, which had little more than a milquetoast report to show for its efforts.
The governor, many lawmakers believe, had created the commission last July in a bid to burnish his image as a corruption buster. Instead, Mr. Bharara’s decision to inject himself into the issue put a spotlight on Mr. Cuomo’s tactics, not those of the rogue legislators originally targeted by the governor.Greed and Corruption, it's the NY State motto doncha know.
The confrontation followed a request from Mr. Bharara’s office to top commission officials asking them to refrain from destroying investigative files, the first step in a possible shift to federal prosecutors pursuing any leads discovered by the panel. Mr. Bharara’s comments came less than two weeks after Mr. Cuomo announced that he had agreed to disband the anti-corruption commission in exchange for approval of new bribery and corruption laws. The commission handed over its files to Mr. Bharara’s office on Thursday.
Several commission members have said that though the files contained some cases that could result in criminal prosecutions, there was no material likely to result in scandals or the arrests of high-profile officeholders.
Mr. Bharara’s comments were unusual in that United States attorneys rarely speak out so forcefully about an elected official who is not a defendant in a pending case. But he has sharply focused on public corruption since his appointment in 2009 and often singles out Albany, which he once said could be found on a map at “the intersection of greed and corruption.”
Cupiditas et Corruptione
(Cuomo's Justice - The Blindfold and the Gloves Are Off)