In a horrific story, police in Cleveland, Texas, near Houston, are searching for Francisco Oropesa in the execution-style murder of five neighbors, but at this writing have no leads. An $80,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.
Orepesa was firing his AR-15 at night, and the family next door asked him to stop because their children couldn’t sleep. Instead, he entered their house and began firing, killing five people, including an 8-year-old boy. Three children survived apparently because two women who died lay on top of them to shield them with their bodies.
Reflex attempts to politicize the massacre because of the AR-15 appear to have dissipated after it was reported that Orepesa was not a MAGA NRA member but a Mexican national who had been deported five times but kept reentering the US illegally.
I’ve written about this before, but it’s worth asking again and again until we finally get an answer: when will the media and the voters finally hold the Democrats accountable for the rising death toll of their insane policies? How many people have already been killed by the open border, thanks to criminal illegal immigrants, Mexican gang members, exotic disease carriers, vicious human smugglers and the influx of deadly fentanyl and other drugs? How many people have died because of violent crime waves set off and abetted by “defund the police” politicians and activists and liberal prosecutors who refuse to prosecute? How many babies are slaughtered in the womb thanks to the total disregard for the sanctity of their lives, even up to the moment of birth (and in some cases, beyond?)
Democrats like to claim that anyone who disagrees with their policies is going to make people die and have blood on their hands. For instance, if you try to protect minors from destroying their bodies with chemicals and irreversible surgery they’ll later regret, then those “trans” kids will commit suicide, and it’s all your fault for trying to protect them (it’s the “give me what I want or I’ll hold my breath until I turn blue” argument taken to the ultimate extreme.)
But as Matt Margolis of PJ Media points out, a study in Sweden found that people who have undergone those procedures have a “higher risk of mortality, suicidal behavior, and psychiatric morbidity compared to the general population.” It’s why Swedish health authorities have now replaced so-called “gender affirming care” with psychological counseling as the first line of treatment.
As the death toll from dangerously wrongheaded leftist policies continues to mount, why are the people responsible not being held accountable? Five innocent victims in Texas just died on the altar of the idea that deporting criminals is mean. Add them to all the deaths mentioned above. Democrats want to declare guns as a public health emergency, like COVID. So how about going for the root cause and branding leftist policies that let criminals run around loose shooting people as a public health emergency?
Related: Be sure to read the linked article above by Matt Margolis. The main topic of it was NBC’s Chuck Todd trying to lecture GOP presidential candidate and tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy on how he’s wrong to say there are only two genders and to oppose chemical castration and genital mutilation of minors. It was a perfect illustration of clueless liberal arrogance, seeing as Todd studied poli-sci and music at George Washington University but never earned a degree, while Ramaswamy has a summa cum laude degree in biology from Harvard. He used it to give Todd a much-needed education.
Also, bonus points to Ramaswamy for getting Todd to unwittingly admit that parents should have a right to know when their kids are considering mutilating their bodies.