Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is giving his full support to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, whose state is overwhelmed with a growing illegal immigration surge that has been escalating since President Joe Biden took office in January.
DeSantis sent 50 Florida police officers to the state of Texas to help offset the growing need in the state. Texas Department of Public Safety officers have been stretched thin due to the thousands of people pouring across from Mexico into the Rio Grande Valley daily.
I know this because I’ve been watching the tsunami of illegal migrants entering the southern border for months now as I’ve traveled to the border.
On Monday, the number of migrants continued to increase. Tragically, 49 migrants have also lost their lives in Brook County, Texas since the beginning of the year, according to Brook County Sheriff Benny Martinez, who spoke to me on a ranch along the Texas border Monday. The soaring heat, unpredictable weather and criminal activity have led to the deaths.
He said the assistance is absolutely necessary, not only to the increase in migrants but to assist law enforcement with targeting criminals, narco traffickers, human traffickers and interdicting the narcotics.
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Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”
National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”
Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.
National Review reports:
“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.
He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”
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