San Diego admitted 51 Syrian refugees in 2015 – Brett’s First Cut Friday edition

By Brett Winterble


It is the First Cut of the Brett Winterble Show for Friday, November 20, 2015.

San Diego Admitted 51 Syrian Refugees in 2015
San Diego admitted 51 Syrian refugees in the 2015 fiscal year, about quadruple the number of Syrians admitted into the county in 2014, according to the Department of Social Services Refugee Programs Bureau. None were admitted in 2013, and only one Syrian refugee was admitted in 2012. California admitted 28 Syrian refugees in 2014, compared with 3 in 2013, according to the bureau. READ MORE »

Islamist Terror targets former French colony of Mali
Witnesses described how the gunmen allowed around 20 hostages to leave safely after they proved they were able to recite verses of the Koran to the militants. US and French Special Forces have reportedly stormed the hotel and have began to clear the building one floor at a time. READ MORE »

Trump would consider Muslim Registry
Donald J. Trump, who earlier in the week said he was open to requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a database, said on Thursday night that he “would certainly implement that — absolutely.” READ MORE »

EX CIA Director hang NSA Leaker Snowden for Paris Terror
“It’s still a capital crime, and I would give him the death sentence, and I would prefer to see him hanged by the neck until he’s dead, rather than merely electrocuted,” James Woolsey told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Thursday.

Woolsey said Snowden, who divulged classified in 2013, is partly responsible for the terrorist attack in France last week that left at least 120 dead and hundreds injured. READ MORE »

STDs at All Time High in CA
Much to the worry of public health officials, new data show that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in California have reached an all-time high.

A report released this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that rates of these three sexually transmitted diseases have been steadily increasing in the state since 2010, while national rates sometimes stayed flat or even fell. In 2014, the rates for the diseases were higher in the Golden State than in the nation overall. READ MORE »