James Matthew Bradley Jr, Driver Says He Didn’t Know Illegal Immigrants Were in Truck … 10 Dead, More Injured
SORRY IF I FIND THIS ONE HARD TO BELIEVE … YET ANOTHER REASON WHY THERE NEEDS TO BE BETTER BOARDER SECURITY.
As reported at CNN, James Matthew Bradley Jr., the driver of the “death” truck told authorities that he had no idea dozens of undocumented illegal immigrants were stuffed inside tractor-trailer he was hauling. In a federal complaint filed Monday, Bradley was charged under federal law with one count of “transporting illegal aliens,” a crime punishable by life imprisonment or death if the crime results in a death. To date, 8 people found in the truck were dead and 2 more died after being hospitalized. Many others were hospitalized with severe injuries and conditions.
Crowded inside of the boiling tractor-trailer, they took turns taking breaths from a hole in the semi. Some fainted. Others banged on the wall to get the driver’s attention but he kept going, one man who survived the journey told federal authorities.
The driver, James Matthew Bradley Jr. told federal investigators he had no idea dozens of undocumented immigrants were stuffed inside tractor-trailer he was hauling. The 60-year-old Florida man was charged Monday with knowingly transporting undocumented immigrants.
The assistant public federal defender who is representing Bradley couldn’t be reached for comment.
The tractor-trailer was found parked at a Walmart in San Antonio early Sunday morning after an employee at the store called police. Authorities found dozens of undocumented immigrants inside.Eight people in the truck were already dead, and two more died after being hospitalized. Dozens more were severely injured, and many will suffer from “irreversible brain damage,” the city’s fire chief said.
Bradley’s story … it should be easy enough to figure out where the haul started from and if he is lying. One of the illegals interviewed by authorities stated the following, at 9 a.m the next day, his group was picked up in a silver Chevrolet Silverado truck and taken to the trailer, which already had about 70 people inside.
“Bradley advised the officer that the trailer he was hauling had been sold and he was transporting the trailer from Schaller, Iowa, to Brownsville, Texas,” on the border with Mexico, the federal criminal complaint says. Bradley said he was delivering the truck to its new owner in Brownsville at his boss’ request, but that he was not given a time frame nor a delivery address, the complaint said.
Bradley later told authorities he was traveling to San Antonio from Laredo, Texas, after getting the tractor-trailer washed and detailed, the complaint said. After the wash at the Laredo truck stop, Bradley said he drove to the “old truck stop,” which was about 10 miles away, to have the tractor-trailer detailed and polished, the complaint said. [...]
“Bradley stated he was unaware of the contents and/or cargo,” the complaint said, until he parked the tractor-trailer at the Walmart and went outside to urinate. That’s when he heard movements in the trailer, the driver told investigators.
“Bradley said he went to open the doors and was surprised when he was run over by ‘Spanish’ people and knocked to the ground,” the complaint states.
“Bradley said he then noticed bodies just lying on the floor like meat. Bradley said he knew at least one of them was dead. Bradley said he knew the trailer refrigeration system didn’t work and that the four vent holes were probably clogged up.”
But the driver didn’t call 911, authorities said. Instead, he went back to the tractor and called his wife.
Yet another reason to increase border security, end human trafficking and these types of senseless deaths.
FINALLY, KATE’S LAW IS PASSED TO PROTECT US CITIZENS FROM ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CRIMINALS …
The House passed Kate’s Law yesterday, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught. The vote passed 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes. Following the passage of the law President Donald Trump stated, “Now that the House has acted, I urged the Senate to take up these bills, pass them, and send them to my desk. I am calling on all lawmakers to vote for these bills and to save American lives.”
House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them.
One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States.
Kate’s Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157, with one Republican voting no and 24 Democrats voting yes.
Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman killed by an illegal immigrant who was in the U.S. despite multiple deportations. The two-year anniversary of her death is on Saturday.
President Trump called the bill’s passage “good news” in a tweet, adding “House just passed #KatesLaw. Hopefully Senate will follow.”
As noted by Legal Insurrection, the House also passed a bill to deny federal grants to sanctuary cities. These two legislative acts are off to the U.S. Senate. I will make this one statement to the Senate, especially to RINO’s and the Democrat senators who are up for reelection in 2018 in states that Trump won in 2016 … if you do not vote yes for the protection of legal US citizens, kiss your political careers goodbye.
A NOTE TO THE LUNATIC LEFT … NEWSFLASH, ISIS, RADICAL ISLAM DOES NOT WANT TO COEXIST!!!
Will those on the LEFT ever understand, or is liberalism really a mental disease? Uber-Lib Katie Perry says in the wake of the terrorist suicide bombing in Manchester, England that killed 22 individuals, “I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other, No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.” WOW, REALLY KATIE? So ISIS, a Muslim terrorist group of losers, purposely targets, attacks and murders 22 people, including an 8 year old, and you want no barriers, borders and we all just need to co-exist? Are you f*cking nuts? What part about ISIS and radical Islam does not want to co-exist as seen by their senseless and ruthless killings of people are you not understanding? Ariana Grande tweeted that she was feeling ‘Broken’ After Deadly Manchester Arena Bombing” and has suspended her tour.
Our fan bases should love each other? The terror attack took the lives of at least 22 people, many of them children, and wounded at least 59 more. Really, that is your take from the senseless and vicious murders at the hands of radical Islam?
In an interview Tuesday on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer suggested that people “unite” following the tragedy, which occurred as young fans and their parents were leaving the 21,000-seat arena at around 10:35 p.m. local time.
“Whatever we say behind people’s backs, the Internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” Perry said, adding, “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.”
So Katie Perry is all for “no barriers and no borders.” If that is the case, then maybe she should get rid of her security detail, turn off the security systems at her home and take own any and all walls or fences she might have where she lives. Maybe the next time some Syrian or Middle East refugees are brought to America, the Feds can just bring them to Katie’s house to live. Put your money where you moth is Katie.
IT IS ABOUT TIME, THINK THIS WOULD HAPPEN IF HILLARY WON?
Thank you President Donald Trump!!! As reported at The Blaze, An operation by Immigration’s and Customs Enforcement resulted in the arrests of over one thousand suspected MS-13 gang members. What do you call this? A good start. Read the story below and check out the violent felons that have been allowed to walk among us for so many years with anyone lifting a finger to get rid of them.
An operation by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement resulted in the largest arrest of suspected gang members by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date, including some illegal aliens who had previously been recipients of “Dream Act” deportation deferrals.
The ICE social media account lauded the anti-gang results Thursday with a link to a statement about the operation.
The six-week operation ran from March 26 to May 6, and nabbed 1,378 suspected gang members, including more than 100 members of the MS-13 gang, the crime organization specifically targeted by the Department of Justice. Of those, 8 had reportedly crossed the border illegally as minors.
“Of the 1,378 total arrested,” the statement read, “1,098 were arrested on federal and/or state criminal charges, including 21 individuals arrested on murder related charges and seven for rape and sexual assault charges. The remaining 280 were arrested on administrative immigration violations.
“Of the total arrested,” it added, “933 were U.S. citizens and 445 were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.”
AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PRESIDENT ACTUALLY UPHOLDS THE EXISTING LAWS ON IMMIGRATION …
Despite some judicial and Congressional setbacks with regards to President Donald Trump’s immigration changes, isn’t it quite remarkable how some of his stratrgies have worked when it comes to illegal immigration by just enforcing the laws that are already on the books. I to would appear that illegals are fearful that Trump will actually enforce U.S. Immigration law, defend the border and deport those that do not belong legally in America. What a novel concept.
In many ways, President Trump’s attempts to implement his hard-line immigration policies have not gone very well in his first three months. His travel ban aimed at some Muslim-majority countries has been blocked by the courts, his U.S.-Mexico border wall has gone nowhere in Congress, and he has retreated, at least for now, on his vow to target illegal immigrants brought here as children.
But one strategy that seems to be working well is fear. The number of migrants, legal and illegal, crossing into the United States has dropped markedly since Trump took office, while recent declines in the number of deportations have been reversed.
Many experts on both sides of the immigration debate attribute at least part of this shift to the use of sharp, unwelcoming rhetoric by Trump and his aides, as well as the administration’s showy use of enforcement raids and public spotlighting of crimes committed by immigrants. The tactics were aimed at sending a political message to those in the country illegally or those thinking about trying to come.
“The world is getting the message,” Trump said last week during a speech at the National Rifle Association leadership forum in Atlanta. “They know our border is no longer open to illegal immigration, and if they try to break in you’ll be caught and you’ll be returned to your home. You’re not staying any longer. If you keep coming back illegally after deportation, you’ll be arrested and prosecuted and put behind bars. Otherwise it will never end.”