A former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney who worked in its sex crimes unit is warning early releases of pedophiles from California prisons—due to a series of recent progressive laws—will lead to more children being victimized and harmed, in part because such criminals are rarely rehabilitated.
Samuel Dordulian, who now heads the Dordulian Law Group out of Glendale, California, which specializes in such crimes, made the comments on a recent episode of EpochTV’s California Insider.
“It’s terrifying for me as a parent and it should be terrifying for every parent out there of a child,” said Dordulian, who worked in the DA’s office from 1995 until 2008.
During the 30-minute interview, Dordulian said he was surprised such criminals are released so quickly these days.
He said he only discovered such when a reporter from the Daily Mail reached out to him last year showing statistics that such criminals in California are, on average, being released in about 1 ½ years and sometimes within only months.
“It’s shocking,” he said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went on another provocative and delirious rant, unleashing threats against Greece, even addressing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakisin a direct way.
In particular, the Turkish president, speaking at the opening of an educational institution, made a special reference to the Greek prime minister, saying: "Look, Mitsotakis, you're talking here and there again. Keep in mind that the Crazy Turks will come if you attempt to make a mistake."
"(Greece) When you attempt to arm the Islands, will we be standing idle with our hands tied?" he added.
After a third homeless person was found dead on the streets of an affluent LA community, one exasperated resident said the area has become a 'third world city' and asked California's Democratic leadership: 'Where are our tax dollars going?'
Angela Marsden, the owner of the Pineapple Hill Saloon and Grill in affluent Sherman Oaks, told Fox Los Angeles: 'How do we normalize this? This isn’t normal to me, this is a woman, this is somebody’s daughter, sister, dead on the street.' The woman's death was the third this week of a homeless person in the area.
An estimated 40,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles, a city of nearly 4 million. In Los Angeles County, the number is closer to 70,000 and is up four percent since 2020.
On the same day that the woman was found dead, LA Mayor Karen Bass told a conference that affluent residents in her city don't care about homeless people and just want to see them moved on or arrested. Last year, Bass declared a state of emergency on homelessness.
Controversial programs initiated to tackle the issues included giving hotel and motel rooms to homeless people, spending millions on real estate in which to house the homeless and rerouting taxpayer money in Bass's emergency fund.
President Joe Biden and a small team of trusted advisers, including his sister Valerie, plotted to keep the discovery of classified documents a secret, betting that they could quietly handle the problem without it becoming public knowledge, a bombshell new report claimed on Friday.
For 68 days they succeeded. Then it blew up in their faces.
Biden and six of his closest advisers, all of whom were aware of the initial discovery of classified documents at the president's D.C. think tank on Nov. 2 - gambled they could keep the matter a secret and deal with the Justice Department privately.
Senators and law enforcement officials have expressed concern about the presence of the Confucius Institute on college campuses. The Trump administration demanded that it register as a foreign mission. It has been the subject of congressional investigations, a defense boycott, warnings from cabinet members, and scrutiny at the highest levels of government.
And yet multiple Confucius Institute branches are fundraising in the United States and the D.C. office, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, remains a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the IRS.
The Confucius Institute’s office on Embassy Row, just off Dupont Circle, less than a dozen blocks from the White House, is part of a global presence that stretches from D.C. to China.
Minnesota Democrats are poised to ignore the at least 69 percent of Americans who say they want significant limits on abortion to pass the state’s most radical abortion bill, which would legalize taxpayer-funded on-demand abortion for all.
The Protect Reproductive Options Act (PROA), the first bill Democrats introduced in both the state House and Senate this session, would repeal dozens of the state’s protections for women and babies and expand legal immunity for abortions up until the moment of birth and beyond.
The bill is eagerly supported by Planned Parenthood and its allies in the press and the Biden administration, but legal experts say it goes “far beyond any interpretation of the Minnesota Supreme Court case Doe v. Gomez,” the state’s version of Roe v. Wade.
“Cattle and reptiles will have more legal protections in Minnesota than Minnesota’s vulnerable preborn children. Legal penalties for animal cruelty in Minnesota range from misdemeanor up to a felony while there is no criminal penalty for leaving a preborn child to die on a cold metal table,” Renee Carlson, general counsel at True North Legal, said in remarks to the Senate ahead of the vote.
Republican lawmakers are introducing pro-life legislation ahead of the March for Life aimed at protecting babies with Down syndrome and stopping college campuses from distributing abortion pills to students.
Introduced by Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy in the House and Republican Montana Sen. Steve Daines in the Senate, the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2023 would prohibit “the award of federal funds to an institution of higher education that hosts or is affiliated with a student-based service site that provides abortion drugs or abortions” to students or university employees.
“A college dorm room is no place to have a do-it-yourself abortion, and the American taxpayer should not be paying for the destruction of innocent human life on our college campuses,” Roy told The Daily Signal in a statement. “But, as we already know, what the abortion industry really cares about are profits—not the welfare of mothers or the integrity of higher learning.”
The House Judiciary Committee intends to continue investigating the Supreme Court draft opinion leak that surrounded Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an anonymous source close to the committee told Fox News.
The Supreme Court announced Thursday that its investigation into the Dobbs leak had failed to find the person responsible. The House Judiciary Committee is looking to pick up where the investigation left off, an anonymous source told Fox.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has previously indicated that the committee would investigate the leak, according to Fox.
Earlier in the week, the Supreme Court had reportedly narrowed down the list of suspects to a “small” list that included at least one law clerk. The Supreme Court released a 23-page document detailing the nearly 9-month investigation conducted by Gail Curley, the Marshal of the Supreme Court, that the investigation had been unable to conclusively identify the person who had leaked the draft opinion.
All sports fans love a good comeback story. Countless books and movies portray the underdog’s determination to overcome the odds, the naysayers, and previous defeats to return to the glory of victory.
If a victory in federal court is any indication, women’s sports—and moreover, biological reality—might be this year’s comeback kids.
A federal judge recently upheld West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports Act, rejecting a legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union that would have undermined women’s sports in the state by allowing males who identify as female to compete in girls and women’s sports.
Federal District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin had previously granted a motion for preliminary injunction to stop the law from going into effect while the case, B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education, proceeded. Typically, this would indicate that the court was leaning toward striking down the law.
But once more complete scientific evidence and legal authority was put before Goodwin, he reversed course, vacated his previous order, and dismissed the lawsuit.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley told Fox News in an interview that aired Thursday night that she thinks she could be the next President of the United States and that she is seriously exploring the possibility.
The possible run by Haley comes despite her telling the Associated Press last year: “I would not run if President Trump ran.”
“When you’re looking at a run for president, you look at two things,” Haley told Fox News anchor Bret Baier. “You first look at, does the current situation push for new leadership? The second question is, am I that person that could be that new leader, that, yes, we need to go in a new direction? And can I be that leader? Yes, I think I can be that leader.”
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has laid the groundwork for a re-election campaign in 2024.
Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, filed the required forms Thursday to establish a campaign with the Federal Election Commission, according to Fox News.
In 2024, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York will seek her third term in the Senate, The New York Times reported this week. The newspaper cited Ocasio-Cortez as a potential primary challenger of Gillibrand, but a representative of Ocasio-Cortez did not comment on the speculation.
“Ordered a bacon cheeseburger from a local restaurant yesterday to celebrate over 10 million new small business applications during my presidency,” Biden claimed.
That’s nonsense. He doesn’t explain what “applications” he’s talking about or what the justification for his claim is. But if that number had any reality, it’s probably people restarting careers and businesses after the pandemic. Biden himself has done nothing to help small businesses. If anything, all he has done is hurt businesses with increased regulation, encouraging COVID mandates, and inflation — making everything they need cost more. This takes some kind of nerve to brag about when he’s decimated the economy, driven so many small businesses out of business, and made it harder for people to feed themselves.
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has put Joe Biden on notice over the Democrat president’s growing classified document scandal.
Boebert accused Biden of trying to “hide his classified document scandal from the American people.”
The congresswoman stated that the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will now be launching its own investigations into the matter.
She said: “Let it be known, the Oversight Committee will be looking into the Biden Regime’s attempts to hide his classified document scandal from the American people.
“Sunlight is the best disinfectant, Joe, so let’s see if your Aviators can hold up to all we’re about to shine on you.
“Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents reported 10,000 crossings last week, with around 30% of those getting away.