Family Security Matters
by ANDREW EICHER
Oscar Hernandez-Carranza, a previously deported illegal alien and convicted felon, abducted his six-year-old daughter, fatally stabbed her mother, and stabbed another woman in Bridgeport, Connecticut early Friday morning, February 24.
The 39-year-old citizen of El Salvador allegedly murdered 26 year-old Nidia Gonzalez, the mother of his child, and repeatedly stabbed another woman, believed to be her friend. She is in critical but stable condition at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport.
“This is horrible,” Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez said. “The scene there, it’s horrendous.”
Hernandez fled the scene of the double stabbing with his daughter Aylin, triggering a multi-state Amber Alert. Pennsylvania State Police spotted and then pursued Hernandez after he refused to pull over on I-99, finally apprehending the suspect when he crashed into a tractor-trailer.
Aylin did not sustain major physical injuries, and authorities will return her to relatives in Connecticut, according to Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported Hernandez in November 2013.
He has prior felony convictions for assault and threatening, as well as multiple misdemeanor convictions, ICE Spokesman Shawn Neudauer said. ICE will take custody of the suspect when the Bridgeport Police Department turn him over.
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The Starbucks Coffee brand has taken a major hit since the company’s announcement that it would hire 10,000 Muslim “refugees” in response to President Donald Trump’s temporary travel moratorium in January.
Starbucks was one of those early to criticize President Trump for putting a temporary hold on immigration from a list of seven terror-torn countries flagged by the Obama administration. In response, the coffee house giant pledged to hire 10,000 Muslim refugees over five years in protest against Trump’s order.
But since the company issued its anti-Trump statement its brand name has lost its luster with customers. Perception levels of the Starbucks brand name fell by an incredible two-thirds since its January announcement, according to a YouGov survey, as reported by Yahoo Finance.
The survey measures how potential customers feel about a company’s brand and asks if they have “heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative.”
In the week before the company’s January refugees announcement, 30% of respondents said they would consider spending money at Starbucks. But after the statement that number fell to 24 percent, the survey discovered.
The company’s announcement immediately sparked a #BoycottStarbucks movement on Twitter and brought condemnation from coast to coast.
Not long after Starbucks issued its anti-Trump refugee statement, many Americans began to wonder why Starbucks is slighting the hiring of Americans — especially U.S. military veterans — in favor of refugees.
Ultimately, on the heels of its refugees announcement, the company felt enough pressure to issue a second statement to explain to America’s military veterans that the company doesn’t actually hate them.
H/T: US Defense Watch