Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending the policy of separating illegal immigrant parents from their children at the border. And judging by this tweet, sent out afterward, he seems pretty pleased with himself: -- Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump: “Don’t worry, the Republicans, and your President, will fix it!” -- Just in case there was any doubt about Donald Trump milking this mess for all it’s worth. -- Gʀᴀʏ Cᴏɴɴᴏʟʟʏ @GrayConnolly: “Troll Level: Grand Master”
Senate Democrats announced Tuesday they will oppose any congressional effort to stop children from being separated from migrants attempting to cross the southern U.S. border. On Monday, after controversy over the policy dominated the national media, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill that would allow migrant families to remain together while the adults are processed. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats announced they would oppose congressional efforts at ending this policy. While most Democrat lawmakers oppose child separation at the border, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he wants to instead use the issue to put heat on President Trump. “There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer said at a press conference. “Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it.”
Democrats are instead calling for Trump to drop a "zero tolerance" policy for illegal entry into the country. By not entering migrants into a judicial proceeding and instead letting them into the country, they would not need to be separated from their parents/guardians. The Cruz bill would keep the zero tolerance policy in place but allow families to remain together during asylum proceedings. "This is a deliberate choice President Trump has made, and he can make the choice to stop it with one phone call, one stroke of the pen, right now," Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said. "President Trump does not need Congress to end what he chose to begin. Any suggestion to the contrary is wrong. That is not an opinion. It is a fact." Schumer was peppered with questions from reporters about why Democrats won't join Republicans in passing a bill that ends the separation policy. "Why not just enact the law the stops him from doing this?" a reporter asked.
"There are so many obstacles to legislation, and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense," Schumer replied. "Legislation is not the way to go here. It is an excuse."
Obama: “Our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied, on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. We don’t even know how many of these kids don’t make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train. We have no way of tracking that. So that is our direct message to the families in Central America. Do not send your children to the border."
Members of the media and Democrats are unsatisfied with President Trump’s executive order temporarily ending family separations at the border and are now urging him to end his zero tolerance policy on prosecuting people who cross the border illegally.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats love to selectively cite the Bible to attack the Republicans, but the House Minority Leader struggled to do that today as she stumbled through reciting a passage of the Word, and could barely say “pope.”
Holding tiny American flags during the politically opportune moment, several Dems paraded before the microphone to denounce President Trump and an immigration policy in existence since at least the Obama administration.
While trying to recite a Bible passage, Pelosi struggled mightily.
A woman claims that she has a new remedy to counteract acne: dog urine!
In a shocking viral video, a woman has her dog pee into a cup and then she drinks the urine from the cup. **Warning: Video may be disturbing to some.**
“Until I first drank my dog’s pee, I was depressed, I was sad, and I had really bad acne. Dog pee also has vitamin A in it, vitamin E in it, and it has 10 grams of calcium, and it’s also proven to help cure cancer,” says the woman in the video.
Certified holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy told Allure, that urine therapy has been around for several hundreds years and was practiced by ancient Greek and Roman societies.
“My take on this is there are far better ways to get healthy than drinking dog urine,” said McCarthy via Allure. “For instance, drinking lemon and water to stimulate the gastric juices for better digestion or apple cider vinegar in water has been touted for everything from weight loss to detoxification effects.”
Dog urine in some cases contain herbicides and Dr. McCarthy says drinking the urine is not a smart decision.
Video of a young woman's arrest in Arcata, California is gaining widespread attention online after it was posted on Facebook this weekend.
Actions from both the woman and from the police officers are sparking outrage online. The events in question surround a traffic stop made by Humboldt State University Police.
The woman, 20-year-old Samantha Alonso Luna, was arrested for giving a false identification, public intoxication and then resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Police said the incident started as a traffic stop when they saw another passenger hanging out of the car's sunroof. Then Alonso Luna, who was also in the vehicle, was asked to provide her information.
That's when video shows the beginning of the verbal argument between Alonso Luna and police officers. The argument appears to begin over Alonso Luna's last name.
The officer then asks Alonso Luna to get out of the car. When she refuses, the officer then opens the car door and appears to drag Alonso Luna out.
The scuffle turns pretty violent, with Alonso Luna immediately grabbing the female officer's long blonde hair and not letting go. Alonso Luna is then pushed against the side of the vehicle and onto the ground.
Eventually, Alonso Luna's friends who are still in the vehicle are heard shouting, "Sam, stop resisting!"
The assisting officers repeatedly demand Alonso Luna to let go of the female officer's hair, to which she refuses. The female officer is finally heard saying, "Cut my hair, I don't care." One of the other officers cuts her hair off to release Alonso Luna's grip on it.
The arresting officer in the video, Janelle Jackson, was working with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to enforce underage drinking laws.
Humboldt State University Police Chief Donn Peterson told KAEF-TV when the officers conducted the traffic stop, it appeared several occupants of the vehicle were intoxicated and underage.
"Beyond that, we're still investigating this, and I really don't want to say too much more," Peterson said.
Peterson also said there is more video footage that has not been shared on social media that could shed light on the truth of the situation.
"The video that's posted on social media, the one that I saw, started quite a long ways after the incident began, so it's not inclusive of everything," Peterson said.
Despite weighing 54 stone (765lbs) housebound mum Charity Pierce has got engaged- to a toyboy almost half her age. Charity is now hoping for a bypass operation to save her life - and give the couple their perfect wedding.
The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016.
The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn, that detailed his thwarted efforts to respond to the Russian attack.
They came during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing into how the Obama administration dealt with Russian cyber and information warfare attacks in 2016, an issue that has become one of the more politically sensitive subjects in the panel’s ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election and any links to the Trump campaign.
The view that the Obama administration failed to adequately piece together intelligence about the Russian campaign and develop a forceful response has clearly gained traction with the intelligence committee. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the ranking Democrat on the panel, said in an opening statement that “we were caught flat-footed at the outset and our collective response was inadequate to meet Russia’s escalation.”
The move will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes nationwide.
A team of researchers have developed a device that can make soldiers and vehicles disappear.
Called the 'stealth sheet,' it's a paper-thin device that can obscure objects from being detected by a drone's infrared cameras.
The sheet measures less than a millimeter wide, making it about as thick as 10 pieces of paper, but it can effectively make objects invisible from a drone's view.
One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration’s immigration policies is an employee of the Department of Justice, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed.
Members of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Nielsen’s meal with a demonstration full of chants and other outbursts.
One of those participants, Allison Hrabar, actually works for the Trump administration — as a paralegal in the DOJ.
“Kirstjen Nielsen, you’re a villain, locking up immigrant children,” activists can be heard saying in a video.
An employee within the Trump administration initially tipped TheDCNF off about Hrabar’s presence at the protest.
The Washington Examiner spoke with Hrabar Wednesday and she defended her behavior as off government time and a use of her First Amendment rights.
The alleged victim, Vivian Solomon, of San Diego, told KSNV that she was visiting her longtime friend last week, meeting the woman’s husband, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Manuel A. Gutierrez, and their 6-month-old baby for the first time.
After a night of drinking on Saturday, Solomon said, she went to bed in the couple’s home. “All of a sudden I woke up and he was on top of me" Vivian said.
The jury has found all five defendants not guilty of misdemeanor assault, and not guilty of assault causing great bodily injury, also a misdemeanor. About 30 supporters of the defendants were in the courtroom for the reading of the verdicts, which began at about 3:40 p.m. Some cried quietly as the clerk read the decisions for each person. After the reading, there was a brief round of applause before the judge released the jury.
One of the defendants, Scott Hedrick, said it was a relief for the case to be over.
“It’s been over a year of this,” he said. “It was intense. We’re all just ready to move on with our lives.”
The men, who met through the underground punk scene, said they now plan to hold benefit concerts to help raise money for their attorneys.
Several jurors told Berkeleyside the group found itself in agreement relatively early on regarding the not guilty verdicts. But they wanted to make sure they worked through the process carefully. They deliberated for nearly a day. Ultimately, they said, they were not convinced a crime had occurred. There were other viable explanations for what took place, they said.
Original story: March 4, 2017, brought a day of violent political clashes to downtown Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. The event, dubbed the “March on Berkeley” by its pro-Trump organizers, was the first of several large protests in the city in 2017 that would pit pro- and anti-Trump activists against each other. There were verbal altercations and street brawls. And despite efforts by some to keep events peaceful, nearly every rally resulted in violence and arrests. Both sides have blamed the other for provoking the fights.
Wednesday, a trial began in Alameda County Superior Court where jurors have been asked to decide if five self-described “anti-fascist” defendants are guilty of attacking Trump supporter Moshe Daniel Quillinan during his evaluation by Berkeley firefighters for a large cut on his head that ultimately required 10 staples to close, according to testimony last week.
Video of the protests was copied from Facebook and posted in four parts to Twitter by Smash Racism DC.
“Part one of a video of @mdc_dsa @DC_IWW and others shouting DHS Secretary Nielsen out of a restaurant. She doesn’t need to be kidnapping #immigrantchildren to deserve this treatment. Don’t give the regime a moment of rest. #KeepFamilesTogether”
Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) on Wednesday dodged a question on whether she spoke out against migrant family separation at the U.S. southern border during the Obama administration.
Baldwin has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has led many children to be, in accordance with federal law, separated from their parents who are prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally. CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked the senator about any steps she may have taken back in 2014 to criticize then-President Barack Obama for similar immigration actions.
"But here's a question for Democrats, because you hear the president now, on a lot of topics and this one included, looking back to previous administrations, ‘Well, they should have done more,' right?" Brooke Baldwin said. "So as so many people in this country are certainly outraged by the cages and the thermal blankets and the facilities housing these kids, they were all there in 2014 under President Obama, and my question to you, Senator Baldwin, is, did you speak up against them then?"
Senator Baldwin did not answer the question.
"You know, on this issue that we get into a moment where we are making progress and then when it stalls, we turn around. I think we all need to continue to be focused on it and press it through," she said. "The American people need confidence that we can solve problems. Nobody believes that we have an immigration system that works. It is broken. It needs fixing. But we've just got to resolve to do that."
The senator's answer did not seem to satisfy Brooke Baldwin.
"But were you worried about it then? Did you raise your voice under the Obama administration?" the CNN host asked.
"You know, in numbers of cases, usually, I remember a constituent who was in detention at the border, arguably very inappropriately, and we, you know, we raised our voice in that instance and many others," the senator said. "But that's—we've got to do this now in unison. It's not enough to do it case by case, for a senator or House member by House member. We've got to resolve to fix this issue."
Looks like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was unable to summon real tears as she was attempting to act outraged over president Trump using Obama era children detention centers.
Watch closely and you'll notice not a single tear falls from her eyes as she fakes as if she was emotionally outraged.
Former Obama State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin expected deterrent measures when Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but didn't see them so he felt he could "keep pushing."
"I think it's probably the case that the Russians expected deterrent measures and didn't see them, and so felt they could keep pushing," Nuland said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
During eight years of the Obama administration, Russia was able to invade Ukraine, annex Crimea, prop up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, and interfere in the 2016 election. In response to its aggressive behavior, Obama personally warned Putin to "cut it out." As his presidency was coming to an end, Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and the implementation of new sanctions against the country.
"Why did Vladimir Putin think he could get away with treating the United States the way he treats countries he's near abroad, that they think should be under Russia's control and under their thumb?" Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio asked.
"In my experience with this particular leader, if you don't make these aggressive moves cost directly for him and his circle in his own context, then he will keep pushing," Nuland said.
Rubio mentioned Obama's warning to Putin and asked Nuland if she thought those actions had a deterrent effect.
"I think its pretty well unknowable what the total effect might have been. It appears that there might have been a slowing of Russian activity in September after the president directly warned President Putin, but clearly by the middle of October, that activity had resumed in full force," Nuland said.
After Obama warned Putin, Russia's interference continued with the release of emails from John Podesta, a top adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
"I think what we saw was a move from the release of the emails into our political conversation among ourselves, moving later in the campaign to the acceleration, using the bot networks and using the Internet accounts they had established to push false narratives that were popular on the fringes of U.S. politics and try to mainstream those," Nuland said.
TRUMP: "You come up thousands of miles coming through Mexico, and we are going to stop it. Get them out of here. Get them out of here."
TRUMP: "Go to home to your mom, darling. Go home. Get them out of here. Out."
CROWD: "USA! USA! USA! USA!"
TRUMP: "We are -- is that a man or a woman because he needs a haircut more than I do. Couldn't tell. Couldn't tell. I couldn't tell. He needs a haircut. But the media never talks about the American victims of illegal immigration."
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he says will keep migrant families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The president backed down from his administration's policy of splitting migrant families, which for days the White House insisted could only end through congressional action. Facing a nationwide uproar and bipartisan calls to at least temporarily end the practice, the president said he "didn't like the sight or feeling of families being separated."
Trump said he will not end the administration's "zero tolerance" policy of criminally prosecuting every adult who crosses U.S. borders illegally, including those seeking asylum. The White House also will keep pressure on Congress to pass legislation that meets Trump's goals of halting the separation practice, funding his proposed border wall and limiting legal immigration.
"We're keeping families together and this will solve that problem. At the same time we are keeping a very powerful border and there continues to be a zero tolerance," Trump told reporters before he signed the order.
If you were watching ABC News during President Trump‘s remarks to pool reporters earlier, you may have seen, um, this:
As you probably deduced right away, no, Paul Manafort did not plead guilty to manslaughter.
In a twitter rampage over the immigrant family separation crisis, actor Peter Fonda suggested Melania Trump should be separated from her child Barron.
A 10-year-old boy dresses in drag and walks down a runway while adults watch. You would think that this was a headline for a story about child abuse. Instead the media uses a confused little boy to help push an agenda. On June 18, NBC’s Today featured an interview with 10-year-old Desmond Napoles. Interviewing kids is nothing new for the show, they do it all the time. But Desmond regularly dresses in drag and walks down the runway in adult drag shows. The LGBT community is praising and encouraging the behavior, calling him, “the future of America,” at Drag Con 2017. He first got exposed to drag after watching Rupaul’s Drag Race with his mom when he was 3. After that, like any toddler who gets interested in things they are exposed to, he started dressing up, wanting to be like the ones he saw on TV because they are “beautiful” and “amazing.”
Desmond became a celebrity in the LGBT community through a viral video of him dancing at the 2015 Gay Pride Parade, when he was 7. Not sure of how many young children know what a gay pride parade is or are begging their parents to let them go. After the video went viral, Desmond told his parents that he wanted to do it as a career. His parents reassured Kate Snow they weren’t encouraging him to do this. That it was all him. But the only reason he knows about drag is because he watched it with his mom. His parents bought clothes for him to dress up with. Then they brought their dressed up 7-year old to a gay pride parade. No matter how much they deny it, they play a big part in this. When asked if they thought he should wait a while his mom responded, “Mozart first touched a piano when he was three. I think there are talented children. If you see that talent and they want to do it, then why not?”
“These events are very competitive, just like a regular horse show event,” says one of the participants. “The competition gets pretty crazy sometimes,” he says, before explaining “When ponies put on their gear, it puts them into what they call ‘pony space.'”
One gal explains how it’s a “ritual” to put on the gear, and how the “ponies” get into “head space” in order to properly act the part, and how the “pony” transitions from a human into a pony.
First Baptist Church Pastor Robert Jeffress accuses Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings of 'hostility' toward the church over the removal of his 'America Is a Christian Nation' billboard.
“Despite the progressive credentials of most of this city council, this city council is carrying out the Trump agenda,” A pro-tax citizen proclaimed at Seattle’s city council meeting last week. As Seattle's city council voted to repeal its ‘head-tax’ - a $275 dollar per employee tax on large businesses last week – many turned out to blame Trump, capitalism, and even Democrats for the situation. Watching video of the public testimony is a little bizarre. “Join the fight not only to tax Amazon but to fight for a better world in a democratic socialist movement,” A citizen testified.
Another speaker echoed similar sentiments, “Somehow expecting the market to provide the solutions we need. That is beyond ridiculous that is beyond anything that I have seen.” City council members got into the act as well. Alderman Teresa Mosqueda said, “The people who have won by running this campaign are the large firms like the Morning in America firm that worked with the Trump campaign that was against gay rights, against taxes, that was pro-charter. Those are the folks who won.” Alderman Kshama Sawant, a member of 'Socialist Alternative' spread the blame around to Democrats as well, telling the crowd, “The Democrat Party establishment which controls this city has presided over this crisis over decades, this is not a crisis that happened in a day or a month or a year. This has been decades in the making.”
“We know not only from our knowledge of economics, we know from common sense, from the status quo – the only solution to address the affordable housing crisis is for the city to build social housing. Which is, publicly owned, permanently affordable housing.” -- Of course Sawant claims there is "only" one way to achieve her goals. Taxes. “The only idea to raise revenues is to go to those who have not paid anything close to their fair share.”
Two veteran firefighters in Akron, Ohio, have been suspended after allegedly making pornographic videos together at a fire station.
The suspended firefighters have been identified as Lt. Art Dean and Provisional Lt. Deann Eller. They have both worked for Akron Fire Department since 2000.
Dean was stationed at Fire Station 3 in West Hill, while Eller, who was promoted earlier this month, was at nearby Fire Station 9 in Highland Square. It is unclear whereabouts the videos were filmed, although local news reported they took place at Station 11 on Akron-Peninsula Road.
The footage, which was shared on several porn websites, appears to a show a woman, thought to be Eller, naked and working out in a basement gym.
A viral photo of a small child crying with his hands gripping the side of a cage that has sparked outrage is not actually from a detention shelter.
Posted on Twitter last week by filmmaker and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, the photo is captioned: "This is what happens when a government believes people are “illegal.” Kids in cages." It has more than 24,000 retweets and 35,000 likes.
As the heart-wrenching photo made its way across the internet, many began to link its origins to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), drawing a parallel to the almost 2,000 migrant children who have been separated from their parents or guardians, the Department of Homeland Security reported last week.
However, the photo of the young boy was actually taken on June 10, 2018 at an event protesting the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy. The boy is not a detainee. The protest featured signs reading: "If you were separated from your child, what would you do?" and "Hey Trump, what if it were your grandchildren in those dog cages? What would you do then?"
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “This law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership… We’re not the ones responsible for creating this problem. We’ve inherited it.”
The pundit class have officially snapped over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border enforcement policy. Since Friday, the collective breakdown has yielded a total of 22 instances in which cable news commentators compared the separation of parents and children illegally entering the country to World War II-era war crimes and human rights violations.
The Holocaust was invoked 12 times across CNN and MSNBC between June 15 and the 18th, generally in the form of comparisons between DHS detention centers and Nazi concentration camps. There were also six mentions of Japanese-American internment camps, as well as four comparisons to slavery.
On Friday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough opened Morning Joe with a tasteless Holocaust reference. “Children are being marched away to showers,” he intoned, “just like the Nazis said they were taking people to the showers, and then they never came back. You’d think they would use another trick.”
Over the weekend, CNN political commentator Dave Jacobson threw a miniature tantrum over the policy. On Saturday’s CNN Newsroom during the 10 a.m. hour, he opined, “Donald Trump increasingly looks like Hitler in Nazi Germany.” The following day, he appeared again on Newsroom in the afternoon to embellish on his already hysterical take: “Increasingly, Donald Trump is turning this nation into Nazi Germany and turning these [detention centers] into concentration camps.”
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, evidently eager to join in the hyperventilating excitement, managed to last less than a minute before evoking concentration camps while hosting Hardball on Monday. Throughout the show, he repeatedly interrupted guests to draw their attention to images of crying children that flashed across the screen.
While the major media rakes the Trump Administration over the coals for its treatment of children accompanying illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border, such children fared far worse under the Obama Administration. A 2016 Senate report revealed how the Obama Administration regularly released children apprehended at the border to human traffickers falsely claiming to be relatives. These children were then forced to perform unpaid manual labor, were beaten and under-fed, and the Obama Administration failed to follow up and ensure their safety. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who commissioned the report, said: "It is intolerable that human trafficking — modern-day slavery — could occur in our own backyard." Worse, he went on, is that the federal government is "delivering some of the victims into the hands of their abusers."
"Over a period of four months in 2014, however, HHS allegedly placed a number of unaccompanied alien children in the hands of a ring of human traffickers who forced them to work on egg farms in and around Marion, Ohio, leading to a federal criminal indictment. According to the indictment, the minor victims were forced to work six or seven days a week, twelve hours per day," the report said. "The traffickers repeatedly threatened the victims and their families with physical harm, and even death, if they did not work or surrender their entire paychecks. The indictment alleges that the defendants “used a combination of threats, humiliation, deprivation, financial coercion, debt manipulation, and monitoring to create a climate of fear and helplessness that would compel [the victims’] compliance.”
Obama's Health and Human Services, tasked with ensuring these minors' safety, instead failed to perform background checks on the "sponsors" they were being handed off to, despite the law compelling such public records checks. "HHS failed to run background checks on the adults in the sponsors’ households as well as secondary caregivers, failed to visit any of the sponsors’ homes; and failed to realize that a group of sponsors was accumulating multiple unrelated children," the report details. "In August 2014, HHS permitted a sponsor to block a child-welfare case worker from visiting with one of the victims, even after the case worker discovered the child was not living at the address on file with HHS." The Washington Post reported at the time on two particularly egregious examples:
For example, one Guatemalan boy planned to live with his uncle in Virginia. But when the uncle refused to take the boy, he ended up with another sponsor, who forced him to work nearly 12 hours a day to repay a $6,500 smuggling debt, which the sponsor later increased to $10,900, the report said. A boy from El Salvador was released to his father even though he told a caseworker that his father had a history of beating him, including hitting him with an electrical cord. In September, the boy alerted authorities that his father was forcing him to work for little or no pay, the report said; a post-release service worker later found the boy was being kept in a basement and given little food. The 56-page report noted that HHS allowed traffickers to refuse visits from government inspectors. The children themselves almost never showed up to scheduled court appearances, so their well being was virtually impossible to verify.
An illegal alien working in Wixom County, Michigan, as a waiter has been charged with killing a 14-year-old boy in a hit and run crash.
Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda, an illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Wixom Police Department with reckless driving that resulted in a death and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly hit 14-year-old Justin Lee, according to Detroit News.
Police say Cerda—who only speaks Spanish—was driving a blue Honda Odyssey minivan when he hit Justin, who was riding his bike to a friend’s house. Cerda was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time and immediately drove off from the scene of the crash, according to police and eyewitnesses.
Justin was left in a ditch and later died in a nearby hospital.