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Think Officer Safety When Voting Tuesday

In Mitchell Nevin’s book, “Psychic Reprieve,” FBI agents, working in conjunction with a detective from the Milwaukee Police Department, track down a would-be terrorist at a San Diego naval shipyard. The investigation results in the arrest of a man who planned a biological attack of a U.S. Navy ship. As depicted by Nevin, good intelligence is necessary to thwart such plots.

Written in the early Sixth Century B.C., Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu understood the importance of knowing those who would do him harm. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles,” Sun noted. “If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
Nevin’s book, which spotlights how a Jihadist terror suspect slipped across America’s southern border, as well as Sun’s quote, illustrates why President Obama’s open borders strategy is so utterly dangerous.

Late last month, Texas Senator Dan Patrick objected to the Obama administration’s unwillingness to adequately vet unlawful immigrants streaming across the southern border of the United States. In just four years, Patrick believes over 143,000 criminal gang members had entered Texas illegally. “We charged them with 447,000 crimes,” said the senator, “a half-million crimes in four years, just in Texas, including over 5,000 rapes and 2,000 murders.”

On Thursday, two unlawful immigrant gang members were charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr., who was killed during a bungled robbery attempt. The two alleged suspects, Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, had been arrested and deported “numerous times.”

In an attempt to admit millions of unlawful immigrants he believes will vote Democrat, President Obama and his political operatives know very little about those who are entering this nation illegally, and, from the looks of it, they don’t care. Until our government gets a grip on who is seeking to cross the border and performs its due diligence on those who have already entered the U.S., any immigration bill should be put on hold.

Locally, a similar set of circumstances exist in southeastern Wisconsin. In the Democrat Primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff, Milwaukee Police Department Lieutenant Chris Moews has said that he will not fully cooperate with federal law enforcement if he is elected Milwaukee County Sheriff.

“I don’t think we should be doing the federal government’s job for them,” said Moews, as quoted on the Facebook page of Voces de la Frontera, a radical immigrant group that supports a wide-open southern border.

“Chris Moews has just sold his soul to a radical group that has no respect for the rule of law,” said Sheriff Clarke. “He is demonstrating that he will say anything and collaborate with a radical group to get elected.”

SF’s concern in the debate over unlawful immigration focuses primarily on one issue: public safety. Quite frankly, I — like the rank-and-file members of the U.S. Border Patrol — am very concerned that law enforcement officers will be the one’s forced to make the ultimate sacrifice as President Obama and Chris Moews’ wink-and-nod as criminal gang members, human traffickers, terrorists, and drug cartel members, stream into the U.S under the guise of garnering future Democrat Party votes.

The first course of action needed is to secure the southern border, even if it means deploying the United States Army. Once the border no longer leaks like a sieve, the nation needs to find a means to recognize those that are here short of full citizenship. After all, citizenship should be reserved for law-abiding adults who came to the U.S. legally, such as the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here, regardless of how they may or may not determine future elections.

For law enforcement officers in Milwaukee County, the safety of those wearing a badge is something to think about when voting in Tuesday’s primary election.
Steve Spingola is an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective. His latest book, Best of the Spingola Files, Volumes I & II, is now available at

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SF’s Analysis: How the GOP Lost the Presidential Election

Over the course of the past few days Republican strategists have engaged in some soul searching regarding their party’s chances of again winning a Presidential election.  In hindsight, some pundits blame former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s ‘play it safe’ campaign strategy.  Behind the scenes, there is some talk that hundreds-of-thousands of evangelical voters failed to vote for the GOP candidate because of his Mormon religious beliefs. Others charge that the GOP’s refusal to grant de facto amnesty to illegal immigrants—by way of what the Democrat Party calls ‘comprehensive immigration reform’—cost Gov. Romney the votes needed to win the election.

To some extent, empirical data exists to support these arguments.  Romney did receive 3 million fewer votes than John McCain, which suggests some former GOP voters shied away from the Romney/Ryan ticket.  Meanwhile, Hispanic-Americans cast 50 percent fewer votes for Romney than George W. Bush, who supported a pathway to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

Another explanation for a Romney loss is the candidate’s unwillingness to roll in the mud with those from the Chicago political machine.  Many believe that in the third debate, Romney gave President Obama a free pass on the tragic loss of life at the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Former GOP standard bearer John McCain has called the Obama administration’s actions in the aftermath of this attack a “cover-up.”

Having spent the last few days looking over the data with the SF staff, I believe two factors contributed to Romney’s defeat: a sizable loss of Hispanic votes and the Republican Party’s abandonment of libertarian principles.

Exit polls indicate that 11 million Hispanic-Americans cast ballots in the 2012 Presidential election but only 2.3 million voted for Romney.  Had the Republican candidate received the same percentage of Hispanic support as George W. Bush, Romney would have garnered another 2.3 million votes, leaving just 700,000 votes between himself and President Obama.

At the Republican National Convention, the neo-conservative wing of the GOP—a group with several advisors in the Romney camp—went out of their way to isolate Ron Paul, whose candidacy received a large chunk of its support from voters between the ages of 18-29.  Had the Romney camp incorporated some Paul’s libertarian philosophy, the GOP might have eliminated Obama’s 700,000 vote margin in the popular vote.  Here are two examples: what if the GOP platform would have included planks that agreed to explore the impact of legalizing marijuana and strict controls on government surveillance?  The numbers suggest that support for such language would have likely resulted in Romney winning Colorado and possibly other states, like Wisconsin, where Democrats campaigned almost exclusively on college campuses.

Meanwhile, the Obama team did what patronage politicians from Chicago do best: make empty promises to key demographic groups. For Hispanics, President Obama allegedly championed immigration reform, although when the Democrat Party controlled both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate during the first two years of his term, Obama ignored Hispanic concerns.  To the gay community, Obama claimed to support gay marriage, but said this was an issue the states should consider. In other words, he would do little if anything as president to change federal law.

On the other hand, the 2012 election did make one thing perfectly clear: the neo-conservative wing of the Republican Party—at least at the national level—is dead.  If the GOP is sincere about ever again occupying the White House it needs to make amends with Hispanics—the vast majority of whom are family oriented, socially conservative Catholics—and once again incorporate a truly constitutionally sound, limited government philosophy into its core set of principles.


Steve Spingola is an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective. His latest book, Best of the Spingola Files, Vol. I, is available at

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© Steven Spingola, Wales, WI, 2012