The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
You don't have to look hard to find stories of illegals running roughshod over the Southwest United States. The flood of "undocumented" Mexicans and OTMs (other than Mexican) is overwhemling national and state resources, and causing deep animus from affected residents.
Obviously, all illegals are not bad people, but the sheer numbers guarantee more than a few that are.
So it's clear there are two sides to the illegal immigration story: the good people coming here to make a better life, and the bad people here to, well, do what bad people do.
Guess which one side the Red Star chose to portray?
That's right, only the good side: "Faces of the illegals", complete with photos of happy, smiling illegal immigrants.
Not that there aren't people like this, but it's not the whole story. These aren't the people threatening our nation's sovereignty, security, and society.
Juan is fresh from Mexico, still a bit shaken over his run-in with immigration last month. Carlos and Margarita are a well-educated suburban couple who've been here five years.
Jacobo Montero is the son of a U.S. citizen. Raul Negrete managed a fast-food restaurant staffed mainly by illegals like him.
The term "illegal alien" conjures up images of people lurking on society's edge. But in reality, the situation is far more complex.
An honest broker would show both sides, then let the reader decide. The Red Star didn't.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the arrest of an illegal alien for a series of rapes and sexual attacks going back two years: "Illegal immigrant held in 2 attacks".
FORT WORTH -- An illegal immigrant in federal custody since his arrest early this month on traffic warrants was arrested Thursday in connection with a string of rapes and other sexual attacks dating back to December 2004, police said.This guy is really a nightmare. He's flying under the radar, ruining lives, and living the criminal life in America, when he should be in a jail in Tijuana or somewhere south of the border. Now we have to pay for his incarceration.
His hands and legs shackled, Jose Carrillo, 30, was transported from federal custody Thursday afternoon and arrested by Fort Worth police on warrants in two of the Fort Worth rapes. Police say DNA evidence linked Carrillo to the two attacks, plus a rape in Arlington. When asked by reporters if he committed the offenses, Carrillo said no, adding that he has a wife and a baby on the way.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, police obtained a warrant for a DNA sample from Carrillo. On Wednesday, Detectives C.B. Smith and S.L. Schloeman were notified that his DNA matched biological evidence recovered from the June 17 rape of a woman at the Meridian apartments on Marine Creek and the Jan. 24 rape of a woman in the 1000 block of N.W. 28th Street.It's disingenous for the Red Star to ignore the dark side of illegal immigration. It's not a story that is easily missed, especially a large-scale news operation, unless you're trying not to look.
In addition, police said, Carrillo's DNA matched evidence from the Dec. 19 rape of a woman at the Windcastle Apartments in southeast Arlington.
From whence they came.
Pre-Katrina New Orleans was a crime-infested city. Post-Katrina New Orleans is reverting to form: "As Life Returns to New Orleans, So Does Crime".
NEW ORLEANS, March 29 — The wail of police sirens is back, and gunfire again punctuates the night. As drug dealers move into flood-damaged houses, alarmed residents say that in the last few weeks, they have begun to sense a return to the bad old days before Hurricane Katrina, when crime was an omnipresent straitjacket on life in this city.Now that is ugly. No more needs to be said, except that Minneapolitans can relate.
Residents played dominoes recently on a street in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. Storm evacuees have returned, but so has crime.
In a city that once led the nation in homicides per capita, crime has long been a leading indicator of New Orleans's health and prospects — an unavoidable part of the equation for a walk around the block or a trip to the grocery store.
That diminished greatly after the storm, when several hundred thousand people were evacuated. But there are signs that the past may be returning, with a new twist.
Police officials say the landscape of abandoned houses, stretching block after block, after Hurricane Katrina is being incorporated into a revived drug trade, with the empty dwellings offering an unexpected convenience to dealers returning from Houston and Atlanta.