Someone over at the Department of Homeland Security is using a terribly-programmed bot to write their press releases or they just can't write proper English.
In a Wednesday press release posted to the official DHS website titled "Walls Work," the agency proclaimed it was committed to "building wall and building wall quickly." It added that DHS was not "replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall" but would build a wall that was in fact, 30 feet high.
Brick from Anchorman, is that you?
"FACT: Prior to President Trump taking office, we have never built wall that high," the press release added.
Also a fact: Whoever wrote this needs a fucking copy editor, stat.
The bottom line, the release concluded, is that "when we have installed wall in Yuma Sector, we have seen border apprehensions decrease by 90 percent. In San Diego we saw on Sunday that dilapidated, decades old barriers are not sufficient for today’s threat and need to be removed so new – up to 30 foot wall sections can be completed."
Wall good. Illegal bad. Wall make high. 30 feet. Yes.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to modify its electronic systems and lacked an accountable official to oversee implementation of the "Forever GI Bill," resulting in a bungled rollout last year that affected thousands of college students, a new report from the agency's Inspector General says.
In the early morning hours of March 15, Riley Schultz, a 19-year-old Marine from Longmont, California, was found at his guard post in Camp Pendleton, San Diego with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Less than 30 minutes later he was pronounced dead.
Ricardo Delano Whitehead, third from left, was honored by Live Oak officials and the Sutter County Sheriff's Office at Wednesday's City Council meeting for intervening in an attack last month. (Courtesy Sutter County Sheriff's Office)
Ricardo Delano Whitehead isn't your average 69-year-old. Despite being just a few weeks shy of 70, the U.S. Army veteran still practices martial arts. In his younger years, he even taught it to an Army battalion at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
On Feb. 13, Whitehead happened upon a man he saw tackle a woman before repeatedly punching her in the doorway of a Live Oak, California business. Whitehead yelled at the suspect to leave the woman alone, at which point the other man turned his attention on the veteran.