NYPD Shootings and Glyphosate Renewal Fuel Immigration and Agriculture Controversy

Originally published at: https://peakprosperity.com/daily-digest/nypd-shootings-and-glyphosate-renewal-fuel-immigration-and-agriculture-controversy/

In Queens, New York, a confrontation between NYPD officers and a 19-year-old Venezuelan migrant, Bernardo Castro Mata, escalated into violence, resulting in two officers being shot. Mata, who entered the US illegally in 2023 and was residing in a migrant shelter, engaged the officers after abandoning a scooter and attempting to flee on foot. The altercation led to one officer being shot in the bullet-proof vest and the other in the leg. Mata, linked to previous robberies and now facing charges including attempted murder, was part of a broader discussion on immigration policies, particularly New York City’s “Sanctuary City” laws. This incident underscores ongoing debates over immigration enforcement and public safety, with Mayor Eric Adams highlighting the bravery of the officers involved.

In a related vein, the Biden administration’s approach to immigration has seen a significant shift, with over 350,000 asylum cases being quietly terminated since 2022. This policy, effectively acting as a form of “mass amnesty,” aims to alleviate the backlog of asylum cases while allowing migrants to remain in the US without fear of deportation. Critics argue this could pose national security risks and contribute to an increase in migrant-committed crimes. However, supporters believe it offers a humanitarian solution, reducing case backlogs and providing migrants with opportunities to seek legal residency through other avenues. This policy reflects the administration’s broader strategy to manage immigration and border control amidst fluctuating migrant crossings and political pressures.

Meanwhile, in Europe, the European Union has decided to renew the authorization of glyphosate, a controversial herbicide, for an additional ten years. This decision comes despite the lack of consensus among EU member states and significant public and environmental group opposition. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s Roundup weedkiller, has been at the center of health and environmental debates since the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency labeled it as probably carcinogenic in 2015. However, other assessments have deemed it non-carcinogenic, leading to the European Commission’s decision to reauthorize its use under new conditions. This move has sparked criticism from various quarters, including Greenpeace and the Confederation Paysanne, highlighting the ongoing contention surrounding agricultural practices and chemical use in farming.


Two NYPD Cops Shot in Queens by 19-Year-Old Migrant: Sources

“Two of New York’s Finest were shot by a Venezuelan migrant in a wild chase in Queens early Monday — with one of the injured cops frantically rendering aid to his more badly hurt partner, police and sources said.”

Source | Submitted by 0007

EU Extends Approval of Glyphosate Herbicide for 10 Years Despite Controversy

The European Union will extend glyphosate’s authorisation for 10 years, even though its member states failed to agree over the active ingredient in Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE), opens new tab Roundup weedkiller.

Source | Submitted by Shplad

Biden Administration Quietly Terminates 350,000 Asylum Cases, Allowing Migrants to Roam US Indefinitely

This means that while the migrants are not granted or denied asylum — their cases are ‘terminated without a decision on the merits of their asylum claim’ — they are removed from the legal system and no longer required to check in with authorities.

Source | Submitted by Congero1


Having lived in Europe for a 1/2 dozen years, I never would have imagined that their lawmakers would become so compromised as to allow the devil’s urine (aka glyphosate) to be used in their agriculture. So much for the Reinheitsgebot :frowning:


Well, in the dialectic encounter between the Reinheitsgebot and Sharia, something unprecedented is bound to happen.