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Old February 11th, 2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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The speculation is over. Governor Jerry Brown shielded the person responsible for the Sonoma fire Five times from deportation. His illegal shielding of illegal immigrants has now caused billions of dollars in damage and many deaths. Let's not forget the people who died in the flooding in Santa Barbara. That was also due to the fire.

In an even bigger kick in the crotch, the illegal alien was once arrested on ARSON charges. But the authorities did not alert ICE when he was released from jail, despite the fact that ICE had issued a retainer.

Jerry Brown and this arsonist need to be charged with arson and murder.

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Old February 11th, 2018, 07:09 PM   #2
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The arrest of a 29-year-old Latino man this weekend on suspicion of starting a small fire in California’s scorched wine country ignited a firestorm of its own on right-wing media sites whose articles linked him – without evidence – to the catastrophic fires that have killed at least 28 people in the area.

Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano forcefully shot down the allegations at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

“There is a story out there that he’s the arsonist in these fires,” Giordano said. “That’s not the case. There’s no indication he’s related to these fires at all. ... I wanted to kill that speculation right now, so we didn’t have things running too far out of control.”


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No Arrests for California Wildfire
By Saranac Hale Spencer

Posted on October 20, 2017


Q: Was an “illegal alien” arrested for starting the wildfires that have ravaged northern California?

A: No. The arrest was not related to the wildfires.

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Rumors about the fires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region are spreading on the internet like, well, wildfire.

Several stories claiming that an immigrant living in the country without legal permission was responsible for starting them have been flagged by Facebook users as potentially fake.

The stories — such as one that ran on a website called Illegal Alien Crime Report with the headline, “ILLEGAL ALIEN CHARGED WITH CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE THAT KILLED 40 PEOPLE” — cite an actual arrest, but it wasn’t related to the fires.

Jesus Fabian Gonzalez was arrested for setting a small fire near the bridge where he had been living in Sonoma County on Oct. 15, a week after the major fires began. He is charged with one felony count of arson, Sgt. Spencer Crum told FactCheck.org.

“He was charged with arson, but not for all the fires that have caused devastation over the last 10 days,” Crum said.

It was a small fire that was put out within minutes by the local fire department, he said.

Gonzales, who was familiar to patrolling officers in the park where he was arrested, said that he had started the fire to keep warm, Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said during a press conference on Oct. 17. Gonzales had both a fire extinguisher and a lighter with him at the time, Giordano said.

No one has been arrested in relation to the fires that have burned 245,000 acres in northern California, Crum said.

Rumors that the Gonzales arrest was related to the deadly wildfires stem from a story that ran on the popular conservative website, Breitbart, which quoted selectively from a short article about the arrest from the local Santa Rosa newspaper, The Press Democrat.

It is true that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, issued a request that the sheriff’s office detain Gonzales so that it could pursue deportation, as mentioned in the Breitbart story.

“ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez [sic] with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property,” ICE spokeswoman Sarah Rodriguez said in an email to FactCheck.org.

ICE did not say that the arrest was related to the deadly wildfires, but it did say that it had sought to detain Gonzales four times in the last year.

Editor’s note: FactCheck.org is one of several organizations working with Facebook to help identify and label viral fake news stories flagged by readers on the social media network.





The deadliest of last month’s wildfires in California’s wine country may have been started by electrical equipment not owned or installed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the utility said in a court filing.
PG&E said in a legal filing Thursday that a preliminary investigation suggests that a private power line may have started the blaze that killed 21 people and destroyed more than 4,400 homes in Sonoma County. Another 22 people were killed and at least 4,500 more structures were destroyed in Northern California wildfires that began Oct. 8.
Although the cause of the fire that decimated a Santa Rosa neighborhood has not been determined, "preliminary investigations suggest that this fire might have been caused by electrical equipment that was owned, installed and maintained by a third party," PG&E attorneys wrote in the filing with the Judicial Council of California, the policymaking body of California courts.
PG&E did not name the third party, but referenced a location in neighboring Napa County that investigators from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have zeroed in on as they try to determine the cause of the blaze.
Lynn Tolmachoff, a Cal Fire spokeswoman, said she couldn't comment on the filing due to the ongoing investigation, "but we'll take anything that PG&E submits to us as part of that investigation."
The filing comes in response to 15 wildfire-related lawsuits against PG&E. It gives no supporting evidence other than referring to an electric incident report that the utility submitted to state regulators on Nov. 2 in which it documented 10 cases in Sonoma and Napa counties of toppled trees, downed lines and other damaged equipment. The report does not say whether those incidents may have caused or contributed to the fires.
In that report, the utility noted Cal Fire investigators took possession of equipment at a fire-damaged home near Calistoga, including a "secondary service line that had detached from the fire-damaged home."
"Cal Fire also took possession of multiple sections of customer-owned overhead conductor that served multiple pieces of customer-owned equipment on the property," PG&E said.
Earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission fined PG&E $8.3 million for failing to maintain a power line that sparked a massive blaze in 2015 in Amador County that destroyed 549 homes and killed two people. A state fire investigation found the utility and its contractors failed to maintain a gray pine tree that slumped into a power line, igniting the fire.



Governor Brown criticizes President Trump for climate change position as California burns


California is reeling from its most destructive wildfire season ever, exacerbated Governor Jerry Brown says, by the effects of climate change. Brown says the fires show President Trump is making a mistake by ignoring the facts of global warming. Governor Brown speaks to Bill Whitaker for a report to be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7:00 p.m., ET/PT.

Brown told Whitaker that President Trump is wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement and misguided for calling it a bad deal for America. "That's a preposterous idea, not even a shred of truth in that statement," Brown said. "I don't think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility... and this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed."

Brown has pushed California to take aggressive measures to reduce its emissions. "We have a cap and trade system, which is a very efficient way to reducing greenhouse gases. We have zero-emission vehicle mandate. We have efficiency standards for our buildings, for our appliances. California is showing that dealing with climate is good for the economy, not bad," says Brown.

In a wide-ranging conversation on the ranch that Brown's great-grandfather settled in the 1860s, Brown told Whitaker that California is a model for the rest of the country. "It's a culture that's on the move -- not pulling up the drawbridge out of fear and economic insecurity."



CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: GOVERNOR SLAMS TRUMP FOR PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT PULLOUT, WARNS BLAZES MIGHT BE 'NEW NORMAL'
BY LAUREN GILL ON 12/10/17 AT 10:07 AM




California Governor Jerry Brown blasted President Donald Trump for the massive fires smoldering across his state, criticizing the president for removing for the United States from a deal to fight climate change that would help tame conditions intensifying the blazes.

In a 60 Minutes interview scheduled to air on Sunday night, Brown ripped into Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, which he at the time called a “bad deal” for America.

“That’s a preposterous idea, not even a shred of truth in that statement,” Brown told CBS. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility, and this is such a reckless disregard for the truth and for the existential consequences that can be unleashed.

Firefighters assess the scene as a house burns in the Napa wine region of California, on October 9. Multiple wind-driven fires continue to ravage the area, destroying structures and causing widespread evacuations.


On Saturday, as the blazes continued to ravage California, Brown said that climate change could be to blame for the weather conditions that exacerbated the fires, and warned that it might be the “new normal.”

“This could be something that happens every year or every few years,” he said in a press conference. “We’re about to have a firefighting Christmas.”


More than 1,000 homes and buildings have been destroyed in the blaze and more than 200,000 people have evacuated the region to escape the fires, authorities reported. The largest blaze, the Thomas fire, had moved into Santa Barbara County by Saturday evening and residents living on the coast were instructed to be ready to leave their homes, officials said.

Approximately 8,500 firefighters have been battling the six fires burning across the state, according to The Los Angeles Times. Just 15-percent of the Thomas fire has been contained.

The vicious Santa Ana winds have been partly to blame for spreading the fires, fanning the massive blazes with their dry air. Although the military has provided aircrafts for water drops, they were rendered useless after being forced to ground because of the winds.

There has been one human death as a result of the fires — a woman who died after crashing her car while evacuating. Roughly 60 horses have died as well, and a trainer was put into a medically induced coma after suffering second-degree burns while trying to save the animals.

The Santa Ana winds had died down on Friday, allowing firefighters to control some of the blaze, but were forecasted to return on Saturday evening and continue spreading the flames.
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