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232 immigrant criminals off Georgia streets

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:18 AM

232 immigrant criminals off Georgia streets

A three-day federal sweep across the Southeast picked up nearly 600 immigrants, some illegal, some with papers and all with criminal records, authorities said Friday. Arrests in Georgia totaled 232. Communities statewide should be safer following the arrest of 223 immigrants with criminal records.

(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:18 AM
I say keep this up! At least 3 of these were murders, 19 were arrested in my hometown of Rome Ga, and I bet we will see at the very least a slight decrease in theft and other crimes! We had a murder here which is not solved at this point, the owner of a Latino store here, he was also latino, he was taken to his home and shot and killed, robbed. He was a legal immigrant living and being productive in this town, but you can bet your booty the ones who took from him his money and his life, were not legal! It is known that the robbers are also latino from video. Anyway, 596 is the arrest total,not all are known felons, and there were certianly not all from Mexico, The suspects represent 60 nations, including countries in Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This is hardly the scope of our immigration problem, but it does put some perpective on the situation.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 1-5-2010 by space cadet]

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:26 AM
All I can share is 2 of the agencies involved have friends of mine on the task force and these arrests have lead to MANY other names of people who aren't on Santa's "good" list.....

Our Task Force sweep with ICE and other agencies begin in 3 weeks....

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by space cadet

Here's a link to the murder in Rome Ga ved?instance=home_Most_popular

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:48 AM
looks like the criminal filter has been applied.
thanks for posting this

however, me thinks this is just scraping
the bottom of the barrel

RC, keep us informed

best wishes

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 12:55 AM
reply to post by boondock-saint

I am sure it is just scraping. There are so many illegals living in GA it is astounding! In my town alone they got 19, I am sure you can say times at least 100 for this! There is a trailor park here that allows rental 'by the head' to illegals, mostly mexican and quatamalean, I was helping a friend of mine clean up trailors so they could be rented, a job she took from the unemployment board, and we found in one trailor a room where all the walls were maps of south america, with pins in a bunch of the cities, one young girl told us that is where they are all from. They hold meetings with each other, or were, in this trailor.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:26 AM

The sweep, being planned for two months, targeted both illegal residents and some lawful, permanent residents, Gonzalez said. But the crimes the suspects had committed make them deportable, even if they were in the country legally. Three of those arrested had murder convictions. A judge will now decide whether or not they may stay in the U.S.

Why would the judge allow them to stay here ? Even if they are tried and convicted, they serve their time and are deported upon release.

McCarthy was arrested in Jonesboro, and his criminal history includes convictions and arrests in four states, including New York, South Carolina, Maryland and Georgia, officials said.

Charges against McCarthy have included felony forgery, stalking, criminal domestic violence, possession of coc aine with intent to distribute, aggravated assault, sexual abuse and forcible contact, possession of stolen property and robbery, officials said. He was ordered removed by an immigration judge on Oct. 21 in New York City.

I don't understand why he was still in this country to commit more crimes if an immigration judge ordered him to be removed six months ago
That man should have been serving time, and then out of the country for good. When the judge ordered him removed he should have been put on a plane to Jamaica.

The sweep sounds good, but what good are sweeps like this going to do if they don't get these people off of our streets. Sounds like it could just be something to pacify the people who are fed up with illegals.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by chise61

Chise I don't understand it either, they do these 'sweeps' on a regular basis, and we have seen names reappear on sweeps that were arrested on the last sweep! I don't know if they previously have not taken the steps to deport no matter how deplorable the suspect was, and not been able to, that could be for many reasons, number one being not being able to locate the subject when it is time for court ( why would he stay?) maybe some of them go back to their country, I suspect most just move somewhere else. This however is the first time I have seen them go after, specifically, criminals. And no, it doesn't make any sense whatsoever to NOT deport them, but what are the rules/laws? Apparently they differ from state to state, one of the problems that needs to be fixed on a national level.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:25 AM
reply to post by space cadet

IMO they shouldn't have any problem finding an illegal immigrant when it's time for court, because they should never be released in the first place. When an illegal immigrant is arrested they should be detained until their court case is finished, and then immediately either sent to prison, or deported on the spot. Isn't that the law anyway that illegals are to be detained until it is decided if they are to be deported or not ?

I seriously think they do these sweeps just to pacify us into thinking that they are trying to solve this problem.

I don't know about the others, but this one was a federal sweep so there should be no problem concerning what state laws are. If the feds did the sweep it should be the federal law that applies.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:57 AM
reply to post by chise61

I would say I don't understand the concept of what I am about to say, however the motive is very apparent. Here if an illegal gets arrested they may bail out, but the bond is double the amount of any legal citizen. Same in court, fines are double.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 03:44 AM
Great job. Keep up the good work.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 04:54 AM
reply to post by Loken68

Thanks Loken. I just saw a breaking news thread about an AZ deputy being shot on duty, if AZ is any indication of the violence afforded by some of the illegals, well, it just makes me glad raids like this are going on to send some kind of message.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 05:37 AM
I live near Gwinnett County, which has become *the* central location in the United States, for the drug runners according to the local police.

I have a doctor friend who also works with the FBI. He told me at work one night that the police have stopped even trying to arrest illegals over traffic violations and such, and when they pull them over and find out they are illegal, they just let them go.

He said the reason this is happening now is because of a two fold problem. One being, they have no way to truly identify them, and if they issue a citation, it is most likely under an assumed name. When the violator fails to appear in court, there is no way to track them down, or to use a bench warrant because of the uncertainty of identity. In other words, it becomes a waste of time and money.

Seondly, if they arrest them, they do eventually let them go, and do not deport them because the cost is prohibitive, there are so many. They also make the statement, "They will be back in a few weeks, so why bother?"

He went on to explain the main reason. He stated that a Gwinnett County sheriff pulled over a car for a traffic violation, and when he approached the driver, the officer was shot in the face.

Another officer, upon responding and finding the suspect had fled, searched the car and found a duffle bag in the now abandoned car that contained over a million dollars.

They fear being shot in the face, and the doctor went on the state this was not the end of what was going to only get worse, but indeed, a tragic beginning.

When I lived in Doraville, I carried my gun to may car to go to work. I also went escorted by my husband. I refused to leave the house alone.

In the apartment below us, there were 25 Mexicans in one 3 bedroom apartment. They had torn out all the walls, and would sit in the living room with the door open. They would visibly spit on the floor while drinking and watching television. Their children slept on mattresses and piles of clothes in the closets, the babies slept in dresser drawers.

They also came home with living livestock.. goats, chickens, etc. They would slaughter them on the small screened in patio to their apartment, and throw the heads and other unused body parts out in to the bushes where my children played. It was my children who, in fact, discovered this, and we were disbelieving. We then went to look, and indeed, saw a goats head and other things.

This was allowed to happen because the manager that was hired was Mexican, and she refused to do anything about them. This is only one group, in one apartment. The whole complex of over 300 apartments rapidly became a haven.

We soon became witnesses to high speed chases, endless murders, shootings, and other crimes that were happening right where we lived.

I would come home from work, and had to step over drunk, passed out men in painters clothes lying on the steps and landings in their own urine and vomit.

One night, a man tried to force his way into my apartment.

Any time we would leave to go to the store, we would drive by men openly urinating on the roads, sidewalks, and even on our cars. The ground was littered with empty beer bottles and other trash, not to mention the stench from the slaughtered animals deacying where children used to play, and right under our windows.

I never saw people that acceptingly lived like such animals before.

In another incident, before things had become so horribly bad, my children were walking home from school, and a car with 3 hispanic men pulled up and one in the backseat got out and grabbed my son. A man in a nearby car saw what happened, and saved my son from an attempted kidnapping. We called the police, but of course, they were never caught.

Now what do you think they wanted with a 7 year old boy? I still shudder to think to this day.

Upon coming home from work one morning, I found my other car had been smashed into in it's parking space. The offending car was in the parking spot right next to mine! The paint from my car was clearly transfered all over this car, and vice versa! I called the police, who found the vehicle belonged to someone in the apartment I mentioned before.

They went and knocked on the door, and after about 20 minutes, someone finally came out. They denied knowing anything about it, and the police did *nothing*. Nothing. My car was damaged from the rear bumper all the way to the front quarter panel.

In another incident, a neighbour of ours came home from going to buy a pack of cigarettes, and when he got out of his car, a mexican male charged him with a steak knife and stabbed him in the back. This man had done nothing to anyone.

Now, it was no secret they used only the money necessary to live here, but that they sent almost all of their earned income back to Mexico. The reason they would live so many in one apartment was so they could all pay some to the rent and bills and send the rest home.

Our once very nice, peaceful community became unbearable to live in, and we were literally chased from our home. There was no way I could go on living in a community where not only did I not feel safe, and I wasn't, but where I could not let my children go outside and play anymore.

This transformation took less than a year, but long enough for us to thankfully save enough money to buy a house and leave.

Sadly, the answer has been just turn and look the other way. No one was willing to *do* anything about the problems. And this is what it comes to.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 05:45 AM
reply to post by Libertygal

It is this criminal element that a lot of folks are looking over. I would say that a very very large percentage of the illegal latino's in GA today are here doing criminal acts. I have met some very humble and family oriented guatemaulean's here in Rome, but when talking to them, I did find out that almost every dime they make goes back to Guatamalea, they only keep enough to suffice their bills. It is their intention to return home one day after enough money has built up, they do not want to be American, they only want to make money in America.

I am not against immigration, hell in some way or another we are all descent from immigrants, but if they used the proper legal avenues it would prove they are not criminal,and if they are then don't let them come here.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 06:01 AM
reply to post by space cadet

It is a sad thing to see our beautiful state come to this. I can only empathize with other states that are facing, apparently, the same things we are. Or perhaps, worse.

I understand Georgia is looking at a bill similar to Arizona's, and I, for one, am very glad.

I work with a *lot* of legal aliens, and some of them have gone on to become citizens. I have even coached and quiz some co-workers for their Citizenship tests.

I love talking to people of diverse cultures, and learning about them their lives, and what brings them here. We introduce each other to new things, new foods, new ideas, and it has always been a wonderful experience.

My experience with the illegals, however, has left a bad taste in my mouth. I do not think anyone can call me racist, not that know me, at least, because it couldn't be further from the truth.

I guess just like any race, all races have their "bad" types, and perhaps my exposure was limited to those types, *but* - they seem so rampant.

Georgia has also been one of the few states that made it illegal to hire illegals, but I think they only prosecute during the course of other prosecutions. Ie: if the business breaks some other law.

I just wonder what is going to come of all of this.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:41 PM
reply to post by space cadet

I don't understand it either, but you're right the motive is very apparent. It's a shame that our own government has sold us out like that.

At least they arrest them out there. Chicago has become a sanctuary city and doesn't even bother to arrest them, and the police are told not to question their immigration status. I don't understand how anyplace can become a sanctuary city without letting the citizens vote on it. I also don't understand how they are allowed to break federal immigration laws.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 01:57 PM
Congrats on removing this scum from the streets of Georgia. Imagine how much safer the people will be. This sort of thing will only increase as more states place laws on the books like Arizona did. This might not take as long as thought to get them all back to the countries they belong in.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:03 PM
You're right this is scraping, and you will probably never get them all.

Imagine you are in Mexico one day, legally, and the next, you have slipped into the US without anyone catching you. No one knows you're here. You find friends or relatives to provide for you and stay-low key, stay out of public places, or be always vigilant to avoid police when you ARE in public places, someone is REALLY going to have to do some damned tedious detective work to find all of these people going off of next to nothing. I don't see it happening without dramatic measures being taken, and for the protection of my own civil liberties I would never like to see things taken that far. Because I know it would mean traffic checkpoints out the ass and worse.

I don't like the idea of a "police state." I'm sure the police do, though, which is why they have to be watched before they get themselves out of hand and worsen civil tensions at home. Going into hard times, to alleviate stress, really cracking down on the law is not going to help anyone. It's going to further create a division between the people and their "representative" authorities.

[edit on 1-5-2010 by bsbray11]

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:36 PM
reply to post by Libertygal

We go through the same thing here in Chicago. They drive with no drivers licence, no insurance (even though auto insurance is mandatory here) and get away with it.

Two years ago my son woke me up at 7 am and asked what happened to my car, I said nothing why, and he says "you better go look at it". I went outside and my trunk was popped open from the impact, the driver side door had been pushed up so far that it couldn't be opened. There were skid marks on the street, from my parked car ! He hit my car so hard it moved up 6 feet ! My car was totalled, it needed to be put on a frame straightner because he hit it so hard the frame was bent. A car is never the same after that, so it's useless to do it.

Two guys that live three houses down (here illegally) were standing outside looking at us with these big smirks on their faces. I knew they had something to do with just by their attitudes, but I didn't see it happen so I didn't say anything. I was taking everything out of my trunk and they went inside, then my neighbor two houses down comes over and tells me that his wife saw what happened. He said it was the coworker of the guys that I suspected, that the guy had dropped them off and when he pulled out he rammed my car, they all laughed and then he took off. He also said that they told me because we are neighbors, but that they didn't want to be involved in it. I found out that he later went to their house and told them that they had better bring their friend over here to talk to me.

I didn't waste my time calling the cops because I didn't know who the guy was, and I knew that even if I did they wouldn't do anything about it. They brought him over to my house and of course he had no drivers licence and no insurance, I made him pay for my car though. Granted I had to have help from my neighbors to translate and I had to go out there acting like a fool on one occassion, and it took me several months, but I got my money.

Two months after that my son and his friend were out riding their motorcycles and his friend was forced off the road by some illegal, no licence, no insurance. When the cops got there they wouldn't arresst him said it was a waste of time and money because the guy would never show up for court, they told him to handle it on his own and left.

This is a big problem here, that's what happens in sanctuary cities, I could go on and on with these stories it happens here so often. Unless the feds start doing their jobs and securing our border and these sanctuary cities are ended the prolems will only continue to get worse. Illegal immigrants laugh at our laws because they know they are not enforced for them, they are only enforced when it comes to American citizens.

posted on May, 1 2010 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by space cadet

Is about time, the illegal immigration in GA is out of the ordinary compare to border towns.

The reason is that Ga is becoming a hot spot due to the fact that GA is a welfare state, also because the farmers need for migrant workers on peak time the laws about migrant workers are no enforced and ignored.

But for what I have heard is going to be some changes due to the increase in criminal activity in the state involving illegal immigrants.

And for Gwinnett County when you go traveling through the area, before you enter the migrant hot spot the area is nice then everything change I can say that actually look like a slump and nothing but migrant people all over the place then as soon you leave the area it goes back to looking nice again.

Sad but that is my observation, live in Dougherty country.

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