Sex fiend found with photos of himself wearing an 'I'm a child molester' T-shirt is caged

Jason Harry Bishop, 52, was also found carrying child abuse images from America to Canada.

VILE IMAGES

The repeat child sex offender was caught with the vile pictures when he crossed the border from Sault St. Marie, Michigan in January 2017.

Officials found Bishop had several photos showing child abuse images in his possession.

Bishop's electronic devices were then sent to Homeland Security and additional lewd content was uncovered.

This sentence should serve as a warning for those who target and prey on children

Among the stash were pictures Bishop took himself of him wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the message: "I'm a child molester."

Another picture catces him standing next to a sick child abuse poster.

Authorities said Bishop has solicited sex with underage children on at least three prior occasions, reports Mail Online.

Steve Francis, special agent in charge of HSI Detroit, said Bishop's jail sentence should serve as a "warning for those who target and prey on children".

He added: "The aggressive investigation and prosecution of child predators remains among HSI's highest priorities."

Bishop has also been sentenced to serve ten years' supervision after his sentence and was ordered to pay

a $40,000 (£30,800) fine and pay $5,100 (£3,900) in special assessments.






 

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Mosque murderer who killed six in blood-soaked rampage is jailed for life

French Canadian Alexandre Bissonnette, 29, will serve at least 40 years behind bars for the 2017 massacre.

The prosecution had asked for a sentence of 150 years, which would have been the harshest jail penalty ever handed down in Canada.

But Justice Francois Huot chose instead to allow parole within Bissonnette's natural life, saying that

"punishment should not be vengeance".

A first-degree murder conviction in Canada carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years.

VICTIM LEFT PARALYSED

On the evening of January 29, 2017, Bissonnette stormed the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre and went on a bloody rampage, killing six and seriously injuring five others.

One of those injured, Aymen Derbali, is now paralysed.

punishment should not be vengeance

In March, Bissonnette admitted killing Khaled Belkacemi, 60, Azzedine Soufiane, 57, Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, Aboubaker Thabti, 44, and Ibrahima Barry, 39.

He also pleaded guilty to six counts of attempted murder and a further count for the 35 people who were  in the mosque but who were not injured.

Justice Huot said Bissonnette's actions were motivated by prejudice – but also noted Bissonnette had mental health issues.

Aymen Derbali told journalists at the Quebec City courthouse that the sentence did not fully reflect the severity Bissonnett's crimes.

In March, Bissonnette told the courtroom: "I am ashamed of what I did. I am not a terrorist, I am not an Islamophobe."








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Buttery Lobster, Without All the Work (or the Bib)

I first heard the expression “lazy man’s lobster” from a friend who spent his childhood in upstate New York. He described weekly family outings, usually on Saturdays, to a bustling seafood restaurant.

It wasn’t fancy, but it was still a treat, going out for dinner instead of having an ordinary weeknight meal at home. This was back when a lobster didn’t cost an arm and a leg.

You know the sort of place: The walls are knotty pine and draped with fishing nets and buoys. Most of the windows are portholes. Various bits of nautical décor set off an otherwise modest room. Over the clanking of dishes, a microphone announces: “Johnson, party of four in the brig … Perkins, party of two in the galley.” An entire table’s dinner arrives from the kitchen hoisted high on giant oval trays.

The father would choose the Captain’s Platter, a crisp assortment from deep fryer that included cod, scallops, shrimp and clam strips, served with mayonnaise-y tartar sauce and deep red cocktail sauce.

Until my friend turned 9, when he was permitted to order his own whole steamed lobster, he always ordered a well-stuffed lobster roll. (You could have a green salad or a cup of clam chowder to start, and a baked potato, French fries or rice with the main course.)

But his mother’s typical order was the lazy man’s lobster. She knew what wanted: hot lobster and plenty of butter. As well as what she did not: to be seen wearing a bib in public, or to get her hands messy prying lobster meat from the shell.

Her dinner came in a gondola-shaped casserole dish, carrying chunks of hot lobster swimming in butter, a lemon wedge stuck with a miniature Neptune’s trident and a parsley sprig.

There are other approaches to the lazy lobster. Some involve sauces made with sherry, cream or tomato. The butter-only approach seems purer.

True lobster lovers may denounce the lazy approach. They’ll tell you that there is more succulence to be had when everyone gets a whole steamed lobster and the chance to pluck the sweet meat from every nook and cranny.

But for an intimate supper à deux, maybe lazy lobster is the way to go. You get the work out of the way before the meal, leaving more time for canoodling. All that’s left to do is melt the butter and crack open the bubbly.

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Trump administration likely to miss deadline on Khashoggi report, sanctions decision

The Trump administration signaled on Friday it was unlikely to meet a deadline to report to Congress on whether it intends to impose sanctions on those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, prompting an angry backlash on Capitol Hill.

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Republican and Democratic lawmakers triggered a provision of the Global Magnitsky human rights act in October, giving the administration 120 days until Feb. 8 to report on who was responsible for the death of Khashoggi and whether the United States would impose sanctions on that person or persons.

Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote for The Washington Post, was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey in early October, sparking global outrage. In Saudi Arabia, 11 suspects have been indicted in the murder, and officials have rejected accusations that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

Congressional aides said they had not received a report from the White House by early evening on Friday. Some said they still hoped to receive it by early next week, but the administration said U.S. President Donald Trump did not feel the need to send one.

“The President maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate,” a senior administration official said in an emailed statement. “The U.S. Government will continue to consult with Congress and work to hold accountable those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing.”

Some lawmakers responded angrily and said they intended to punish whoever was responsible.

“The administration’s refusal to deal with this issue and keep Congress informed underscores the need to get to the bottom of what is motivating the Trump foreign policy,” Eliot Engel, the Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement.

The New York Times reported on Thursday that the Saudi crown prince had said a year before Khashoggi’s death that he would use “a bullet” on Khashoggi if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government.

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told reporters on Friday the prince did not order Khashoggi’s killing but declined comment on the Times story.

Al-Jubeir said he wanted Congress to let the Saudi legal process conclude before taking action on sanctions. “We are doing what we need to do in terms of acknowledging the mistake, investigating, charging and holding people accountable,” he said.

Al-Jubeir said he believed some congressional criticism was “driven by politics.”

‘THE LAW IS CLEAR’

Juan Pachon, a spokesman for Senator Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump was breaking the law by failing to send the report.

“The law is clear,” Pachon said. “It requires a determination and report in response to the letter we sent with (former Foreign Relations Chairman Bob) Corker. The president has no discretion here. He’s either complying with the law or breaking it.”

Members of Congress, including many of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have clamored for a strong response to Khashoggi’s murder as well as the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Ahead of the deadline, a group of Republican and Democratic senators on Thursday renewed their push to penalize Saudi Arabia, unveiling legislation to bar some arms sales and impose sanctions on those responsible for Khashoggi’s death.

Trump has resisted such legislative efforts, viewing weapons sales as an important source of U.S. jobs and standing by the Saudi crown prince. He is also reluctant to disturb the strategic relationship with the kingdom, seen as an important regional counterbalance to Iran.

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expected more legislation would be introduced.

Risch also said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote to him on Friday, describing the Trump administration’s past sanctions and adding that he expected “a more detailed briefing” later.

The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials – not including the crown prince – in November for their role in Khashoggi’s killing.

A State Department spokesperson confirmed that Pompeo had provided an update to members of Congress on Friday, but did not give details on what he said.

After receiving Pompeo’s letter, Senator Menendez said: “I am very disappointed that the response from Secretary Pompeo doesn’t come close to fulfilling the statutory mandate and demonstrates what the administration has wanted all along – the Khashoggi murder to be forgotten.”

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Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his elder sister’s surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party “inappropriate” and unconstitutional.

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, stunned the nation when she announced on Friday she would be the sole prime ministerial candidate for the party, which is loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, in the March election.

Her candidacy instantly threatened to upend the first national ballot since a military coup in 2014 that ousted a government loyal to Thaksin, the figure at the center of years of political turbulence and rival street protests that have riven Thai society.

But her foray into politics looked to be short-lived after the public opposition from King Vajiralongkorn, which is likely to lead to the Election Commission disqualifying her or the princess dropping out of the race.

Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932, but the royal family has wielded great influence and commands the devotion of millions.

“Involvement of a high-ranking member of the royal family in politics, in whatever way, is an act that conflicts with the country’s traditions, customs, and culture, and therefore considered highly inappropriate,” the king said in a statement.

The statement was issued by the palace and later read on air by a television announcer.

King Vajiralongkorn also cited a provision in the constitution that states the monarch stays above politics and maintains political neutrality.

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“All royal family members adhere to the same principles … and cannot take any political office, because it contradicts the intention of the constitution.”

Friday was the last day for parties to declare candidates.

The Election Commission declined to comment when contacted by Reuters late on Friday night, with an official saying its members will hold a meeting on Monday.

The princess’s nominating party, Thai Raksa Chart – an offshoot of the larger pro-Thaksin party that was ousted from power in the 2014 coup – could not be reached for comment.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who was army chief when he led the 2014 coup and now heads the ruling junta, also announced his candidacy on Friday.

Ubolratana, who has starred in Thai soap operas and a movie, relinquished most of her royal titles in 1972 when she married an American, a fellow student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Peter Jensen.

She lived in the United States for more than 26 years before they divorced in 1998.

She had earlier on Friday thanked her supporters in an Instagram post.

“I have accepted the Thai Raksa Chart Party nomination for prime minister to show my rights and freedom without any privileges above other fellow Thai citizens under the constitution,” she said.

Her Instagram account was silent immediately after the king’s statement.

Nominating a member of the royal family had seemed a potential game-changer for the Thaksin loyalist parties that have been accused by their enemies of being opposed to the monarchy, charges they have always rejected.

Rivalry between the Bangkok-centered, royalist elites and Thaksin and his rural-based supporters has brought street protests, military coups, and violent clashes over almost 15 years.

Ubolratana’s announcement followed a long period of mourning for King Bhumibol, who died in October 2016, and as her brother establishes himself on the throne in preparation for an official coronation in May.

BACK-UP PARTY

Thai Raksa Chart is an off-shoot of the main pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party whose government, led by Thaksin’s sister Yingluck Shinawatra, was ousted in the 2014 coup. Thaksin himself was overthrown in a 2006 coup and both he and Yingluck now live in exile.

Pheu Thai is also fielding candidates in the election, and Thai Raksa Chart was formed by Thaksin loyalists and the core leadership of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), or “red shirts” group, as a strategy to help Pheu Thai win seats, or to act as a back-up if the main party was disqualified.

Junta leader Prayuth accepted his nomination from the Palang Pracharat Party, a new party set up by his loyalists, in an official statement.

“I am not aiming to extend my power but I am doing this for the benefit of the country and the people,” he said.

Ubolratana, the eldest child of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was born in Switzerland in 1951. She studied mathematics and bio-chemistry at MIT and earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of California at Los Angeles.

She returned permanently to Thailand in 2001, performing royal duties but never regaining her full royal titles. She is referred to as “Tunkramom Ying”, which means “Daughter to the Queen Regent”, and is treated by officials as a member of the royal family.

Her 21-year-old son was killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 while vacationing on a Thai island.

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Female MP receives rape threats after showing major cleavage in parliament

A female politician received rape threats after wearing a very low-cut dress in parliament, according to reports.

Ana Paula da Silva, a Brazilian MP, went viral on social media after appearing in the striking red dress for her inauguration ceremony.

While some were pleased to see a politician who wasn’t another middle-aged man in a suit, others made horrific threats against da Silva.

These included warnings she would be raped in revenge, according to Brazilian media.

Da Silva, 43, was elected in January with more than 50,000 votes to the Legislative Assembly of Santa Catarina on Brazil’s south-eastern coast.

She previously served as mayor of the town of Bombinhas.


One photo of her dress posted on social media was shared 6,200 times and had 8,500 comments, according to Brazil’s g1.globo.com .

In response, the MP insisted she always wears tight and low-cut outfits.

She admitted she had been through a "lot of suffering" because of the rape threats, but added: "I will not let go of what I am.

"I want to be happy above all things, and that means introducing myself to people as I am.

"In the political environment, the overwhelming presence of men makes us shrink, it makes us retract.

"Today, there are more than 800,000 patients waiting for medical or surgical procedures and those queues have only increased, which are the most important issues."

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Edmonton man facing child pornography charges after tip from Texas

An Edmonton man is facing charges related to child pornography after police here received a tip from officers in El Paso, Texas.

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In May 2018, members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams‘ Internet Child Exploitation Unit received information that a father in Texas reported his 10-year-old daughter had been coerced into sending “sexually explicit photos” to a man she had been chatting with online.

On Jan. 29, ALERT officers, along with Edmonton Police Service members, executed a search warrant in downtown Edmonton.

Cody Normand, 21, was arrested and was charged with one count each of making, distributing and possessing child pornography, one count of breach of probation and two counts of child luring.

During the execution of the warrant, police seized a number of electronic devices. According to ALERT, a preview of those devices has turned up a number of child pornography images. Those devices will go through a more “thorough” forensic examination, ALERT said.

The father submitted the information to Cybertip, a reporting service ran by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

“Our partnership with Cybertip is invaluable,” said Cpl. Dave Knight of the ICE Unit in a news release.

“The information they and other partners provide us on a daily basis is the integral first step in our mission to keep kids safe.”

Parents concerned about whom their children may be talking to online can also use cybertip.ca for resources.

“With new apps appearing all the time and evolving technologies, we know it can be difficult for parents to navigate online safety with their kids,” Cybertip.ca director Stephen Sauer said.

Anyone with information about this or any child exploitation offence is asked to call local police or Cybertip.

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Kellyanne Conway claims she was assaulted by woman in restaurant

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said in an interview Friday that she was assaulted in a Maryland restaurant last year by a woman while Conway’s middle school-age daughter looked on and videotaped the altercation.

“Somebody was grabbing me from behind, grabbing my arms, and was shaking me to the point where I felt maybe somebody was hugging me,” Conway told CNN in an interview for an upcoming story in its series, “Badass Women of Washington.”

“She was out of control. I don’t even know how to explain her to you. She was just, her whole face was terror and anger. She was right here, and my daughter was right there. She ought to pay for that,” she added.

Conway said the woman was “screaming her head off” when she accosted her at Uncle Julio’s, a Mexican eatery in the DC suburb of Bethesda, where she was dining with her daughter and the girl’s friends.

She said she called 911, though the woman had split before cops arrived.

After an investigation, Maryland resident Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, was charged in November with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Inabinett’s attorney, William Alden McDaniel Jr., disputed Conway’s allegations and said his client would plead not guilty in a court appearance next month.

“Ms. Inabinett saw Kellyanne Conway, a public figure, in a public place, and exercised her First Amendment right to express her personal opinions. She did not assault Ms. Conway,” McDaniel said.

“The facts at trial will show this to be true, and show Ms. Conway’s account to be false,” he said in a statement.

According to the charging document obtained by CNN, Conway told police the shaking lasted a few seconds “but the suspect continued to yell and gesture at her for approximately 8-10 minutes before she was escorted from the restaurant.”

“The suspect was yelling ‘shame on you’ and other comments believed to be about Conway’s political views,” a police officer wrote based on an interview with the restaurant’s manager, who told police Conway and Inabinett were separated when she first saw them.

Conway’s daughter was able to shoot a short video of the altercation, which authorities used to match against a photo of Inabinett they had obtained from state vehicle records after getting her name from a restaurant receipt.

It was unclear whether the clip shows any physical contact between the two women.

Conway also positively identified the suspect during a visit to the Bethesda police station in November, according to the document.

She said she told President Trump about the incident “long after” it happened.

“What he always says, ‘Are you OK? Are you OK? Is your daughter OK? Are the other girls OK?’ ” Conway described Trump as saying to her.

Conway cited the episode as the latest example of members of the Trump administration being harassed because of their work for the president.

In June, the owner of a Virginia restaurant kicked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders from the premises. Days before that, protesters had booed and shouted at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she ate at a Mexican restaurant in Washington.

“The idea that we should be treated differently because of anything, of anything, because of where we work or what we believe or what we’re trying to do on behalf of this great nation, that’s complete nonsense,” Conway said.

Pressed about the president’s own heated rhetoric possibly igniting acts of right-wing harassment, Conway defended her boss and referred to the intense focus on the words coming out of the White House.

“You violated my challenge, which is to try to form a sentence, let alone a paragraph, and not mention Donald Trump. Nobody seems capable of doing it. It seems like it’s a physiological impediment for the world,” she said.

“What’s necessary is for people to understand — in front of everybody but especially in front of 13- and 14-year-old girls — that you need to control your temper, control yourself. You need to get over the damn 2016 election and do that because chances are — the big chances and I believe — that this man will be re-elected,” she said.

“I don’t want it to become a thing. I just want it to become a teachable moment for everyone that this all has consequences.”

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45 nations attend five-day naval exercise in Pakistan

Karachi: A five-day multinational exercise hosted by Pakistan's navy has kicked off near the southern port city of Karachi as part of efforts to enhance cooperation in combatting pirates, terrorists and smugglers.

Pakistan personal stand guard during the opening ceremony of Pakistan Navy’s Multinational Exercise AMAN-19, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday.Credit:AP

Representatives from the navies of 45 nations, including the United States, Britain and Japan, are participating in the exercise titled "Aman", or peace, which began Friday in the Northern Arabian sea.

Pakistan's navy says several countries also sent vessels in addition to sailors to participate in the exercise.

The five-day multinational exercise hosted by Pakistan Navy has begun near the southern port city of Karachi in an effort aimed at enhancing cooperation in keeping the seas safe from pirates, terrorists and smugglers.Credit:AP

Pakistan has been hosting the exercise since 2007 but has never invited archrival neighboring India.

Pakistan and India have a history of bitter relations. They have fought two of their three wars over disputed the Himalayan region of Kashmir since their independence from British rule in 1947

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As border wall funding divides Washington, new multimillion-dollar barrier will soon break ground in Texas

New border wall about to be built in south Texas

Two border wall projects totaling 14 miles will start this month

MISSION, Texas — Heavy machinery has started to roll in near the National Butterfly Center, which straddles the Mexican border. Customs and Border Protection has positioned vehicles here. And construction workers and architects have started plotting out their work for the next few months, and possibly years.

As the nation's capital grapples over how to fund the controversial border wall, construction of a new one in the Rio Grande Valley is set to begin in the next few days.

Bentsen, a top national destination for bird watching, is located down the road from the bird center and will see one of two Rio Grande Valley border wall projects run through its property. Both plans were funded by last year’s congressional appropriations. Congress green-lighted more than $600 million for 33 miles of wall in the area.

Environmentalists are not happy.

“The construction would tear all the natural wildlife and the trees and all that’s been here forever,” said Lisa Doubet, a St. Louis native visiting Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park will see a portion of a new six-mile border wall run along a levee road in the property. 
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The project that will cut through Bentsen and the butterfly center was the first contract to be awarded by CBP at the end of October. It calls for six miles of new border wall and will run on the south side of the U.S. International Boundary Water Commission levee, featuring concrete slabs with 18-foot tall bollards. About two weeks after making that first announcement, CBP awarded a second contract for another eight miles.

AS BORDER WALL GOES UP IN TEXAS, SOME LANDOWNERS PUT UP A FIGHT

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the butterfly center have criticized the potential damages that construction would have on wildlife and vegetation. Last year, the Trump administration waived 28 environmental and public-health laws to make way for the construction of the wall.

Last year, Customs and Border Protection awarded contracts for two border wall projects in the Rio Grande Valley, totaling 14 miles. 
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Newly selected Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch did not provide many details regarding the projects during his "State of the Border" address in Mission on Friday. However, he did bring up the high number of illegal border crossers.

"Every 14 days, we have as many people that show up in San Diego as far as a caravan. There's so much work we have to do, but this is also not the answer, having men and women make this trek coming across the border there" said Karisch.

President Trump has ramped up calls for more money for additional border fencing. His push for $5.7 billion for a border wall triggered a standoff last month that led to the country’s longest government shutdown. Now, as lawmakers discuss border security funding ahead of a budget deadline next week, Trump is showing no signs of softening his stance, preparing instead for a MAGA rally in El Paso, where he’s expected to highlight the issue.

TRUMP ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN RALLY IN EL PASO AS BORDER WALL DEBATE RAGES

“Now is the time for Congress to show the world that America is committed to ending illegal immigration and putting ruthless coyotes, drug dealers, and human traffickers out of business,” Trump said during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

But, Mayor Jim Darling from the neighboring city of McAllen said it's untrue that border towns are dangerous and lawless.

“We’re still fighting the image of being a lawless area of the border, the area’s unsafe and all those, so we’re still fighting that,” said Darling.

President Donald Trump continues to push for tighter border security, preparing for a MAGA rally in El Paso next week, where he’s expected to raise the issue. 
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Darling, who doesn’t identify as a Democrat or a Republican, said he believes in border security but doesn’t think a wall will solve what he says is the real issue: the number of asylum seekers.

“A wall doesn’t stop that. So, we’ve been seeing numbers at the respite center that are caravan-type numbers. But, the people haven’t been crossing in the caravans. They’ve been individual families or individuals themselves,” said Darling.

Meanwhile, as contractors move closer to construction, officials from Bentsen State Park worry about the area's future.

“It’s a little scary for me," Doubet said. "I just don’t think I’d want to be close to a border wall in a park.”

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