Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to Merrick Garland on Thursday requesting the Attorney General look into “kidnapping” charges for those involved in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ effort to send illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
But if shipping people out of state to try and give them a better life amounts to “kidnapping,” Newsom has some explaining to do.
In July of 2019, SFist published an article critiquing a program called ‘Homeward Bound,’ an effort initiated by Newsom as mayor of San Francisco in 2004.
The program paid for bus tickets out of town, presumably with the destination being to friends and family willing to take the homeless individual in.
SFist, however, described it as a program with a nice name which masks the fact that it “gives unsheltered San Franciscans a one-way Greyhound bus ticket out of town and asks them to please never come back.”
If bussing people out of your state is kidnapping, when are you going to be charged? pic.twitter.com/zCA5TmjiRw
— Rusty 🎙️ (@rustyweiss74) September 15, 2022
New York City Did It Too
Like San Francisco, New York City has been
kidnapping shipping the homeless off their streets and out of town as well.
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A report from KUTV 2 News in 2019 in Salt Lake City claims individuals filling up Utah’s homeless shelters had been coming from the city that never sleeps.
That report was based on a New York Post article which contends then-mayor Bill de Blasio was sharing “its homeless crisis with every corner of America” and doing so without informing officials in the receiving areas what they were doing.
— Janie Johnson – America is Exceptional (@jjauthor) October 27, 2019
The Post also notes that unlike DeSantis, who is using a budget that earmarked $12 million to transport “unauthorized aliens” out of state, De Blasio was using taxpayer-funded programs to the tune of $89 million to pay their rent to stay in the new location.
Think “class war” is too strong a term for what’s happening to the poor?
March: Albany refuses to tax the pied-a-terre penthouses of billionaires who play in the city on the weekends.
Yesterday: NYC is shipping homeless New Yorkers right out of state.
What would you call it? pic.twitter.com/28Dcbtrgff
— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) December 3, 2019
They Want DeSantis and Abbott Charged With Human Trafficking
Odd how these sanctuary cities and their politicians are now outraged that red state governors are shipping people that aren’t simply homeless – but don’t legally have a right to be in the country – to their little sanctuaries.
A rudimentary search on Google indicates that neither Newsom nor de Blasio had been charged with kidnapping.
CA Gov. Newsom is asking for DOJ to investigate TX & FL’s busing/flying of migrants around the country and to look into whether these actions would potentially support charges of “kidnapping.” https://t.co/fONEA4JMA7
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 15, 2022
Despite that history, liberals have stumbled upon their latest ridiculous talking point – DeSantis and Abbott are guilty of kidnapping, or even “human trafficking.”
Countless blue-check Twitter personalities got the memo and made the same ridiculous charges over and over again.
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Then, do DeSantis. It wasn’t a “stunt.” It was kidnapping and human trafficking.
And charge @repmtg for kicking the 18-year old.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 16, 2022
BREAKING: Immigration attorney Rachel Self at Martha’s Vineyard says the DeSantis stunt is kidnapping.
Is that a fair characterization?
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 16, 2022
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) September 15, 2022
Are we going to act like Gov Abbott and Desantis aren’t engaging in human trafficking?!
Yes, they are literally committing crimes with their political gamesmanship.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) September 15, 2022
Gotta say that one of the underappreciated and terrible aspects of Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbot teaming up to do some human trafficking has to be them purposely keeping local officials totally out of the loop, specifically to cause chaos and confusion for everyone involved.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 15, 2022
There was no outrage when Newsom shipped homeless people out of San Francisco. There was no rabid response when de Blasio did the same. And when President Biden was flying illegal immigrants across the country – crickets from the Democrats and their media lapdogs.
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