Migrants and supporters call for defunding Department of Homeland Security

On the 10th of December, migrants and their supporters held a protest at the White House demanding a clean DREAM act and renewal of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In addition they called on Senator Chuck Schumer and others in Congress to defund or at least cut the budget for the Department of Homeland Security, of which both ICE and CBP are large components.

Video: call defunding DHS over family separation, candle ceremony, bonus footage of nearby pro-ICE propaganda removed and burned 4 min 30sec

The scene outside the White House

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On the 11th of December, Rosa Gutierrez refused a demand from ICE to self-deport, instead taking sanctuary in Cedar Lane Church in Bethesda, MD. Rosa has three children and has cited concern for their welfare as her reason for defying ICE's demand to leave the US. For years she put up with an ankle monitor and repeated ICE checkins, only to ICE demand that she leave anyway.

At high noon on the 12th of December, her supporters held a public press conference at the church

Pro-ICE Patriot Front sticker burns. Note the presence of the fasces (symbol of Fascism copied from the Roman bundle of rods bound around an ax) above the eagle

Video-Luke Kuhn removing and burning Nazi propaganda posted by Patriot Front 1 min 17 sec

Update 12-10-2018: ALL of the stickers Patriot front posted and photographed have been found and destroyed

White House Peace vigil pushed most of the way to H st as though Bush I was being inaugurated not buried

The 3ed of December was the 141'st night of the "Kremlin Annex" impeachment protests, and the White House Peace Vigil has been around 37 years. Both were pushed back nearly to H St to make way for the Bush I (HW Bush)formal state Funeral ceremonies.

Video-where the deer killers are closing park roads 1 min 49 sec

On the 3ed of December, National Park Service's USDA "Wildlife Services" deer shooting operation was back in Rock Creek Park for at least the 4th and probably the 5th time this season. They had been confirmed present on Nov 26,27, and 29 but not Fri Nov 30. It is suspected but not confirmed they also were present Nov 28.

On the 27th of November, a Senate committee pushed through a vote on Bernard McNamee’s nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC), ignoring minority party opposition from Democrats. Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) disrupted the vote, and BXE member Ted Glick was arrested after standing up and shouting "“ Bernard is a fossil fuel extremist. Bernard McNamee! Remember California! Remember Houston! Remember Puerto Rico! No on McNamee!"

Park Service truck behind Glover Road roadblock for "deer removal"

On the evening of Monday Nov 26, sawhorses and park service workers were spotted in one of rhe usual locations where "deer removal" shooting takes place on Oregon Ave on the Rock Creek side shortly after 7PM. South of military road, park roads excluding Beach Drive were blocked off with sawhorses and park service vehicles including trucks big enough to move dead deer were behind some of the barricades.All of the same positions were set up again the following night and two nights later(Nov 27 and 29).