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Mexican day laborers target of rage in Staten Island phony 911 call
NY Daily News ^ | 22 Mar 2009 | Clare Trapasso and Wil Cruz

Posted on 03/23/2009 11:10:56 AM PDT by BGHater

An unemployed construction worker frustrated with trying to find work was arrested Saturday on Staten Island for saying he "killed two Mexicans," police said.

Michael Franklin called 911 five times Thursday morning after a contractor rejected him in favor of three Hispanic day laborers.

The 44-year-old Staten Island man boasted that he just "killed two Mexicans" and "threw them into the Great Kills Harbor."

"I'm gonna be riding around all day looking to kill Mexicans," he threatened in his last call.

"It all came back negative," said Inspector Michael Osgood, commanding officer of the hate crime unit, of the phony calls.

Franklin, who is black, was arrested Saturday near his Fox Hills home. He was charged with five counts of reckless endangerment as a hate crime, making a false police report and obstruction of justice.

Franklin snapped that day after he and three Hispanic day laborers hopped onto a pickup truck at Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. for work, Osgood said. The contractor told Franklin he didn't need his services.

The Hispanic workers taunted the dejected Franklin and called him a "Negro" in Spanish, Osgood said. Adding salt to the wound, Franklin called 311 looking for work - only to be turned down again.

At 7:40 a.m., he made the first 911 call, Osgood said. "This ain't right. I'm an American citizen," Franklin told cops, according to Osgood. "The Mexicans ... can work. I don't get work."

Osgood said Franklin was remorseful after being arrested.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: 911; 911isajoke; aliens; discrimination; donutwatch; doublestandard; economy; hatecrime; jobs; mexican; mexicans; neednotapply; negro; newyork; racism; reverseracism

1 posted on 03/23/2009 11:10:57 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

If he’s that stupid to call 911.....He doesn’t deserve a job. Fail.


2 posted on 03/23/2009 11:14:17 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: BGHater
Just doin’ the work you won't do, ya lazy tonto negro.
3 posted on 03/23/2009 11:16:53 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: BGHater

It’s good to know there is a hate crime unit and they arrest people for “reckless endangerment as a hate crime.” I feel so much safer.


4 posted on 03/23/2009 11:17:55 AM PDT by San Jacinto (gorebull warming -- the Socialists' Shortcut.)
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To: San Jacinto
I always wonder that since I hate long red lights, If I accidentally run one would that be a hate moving violation?
5 posted on 03/23/2009 11:19:58 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Dallas59

“If he’s that stupid to call 911.....He doesn’t deserve a job. Fail.”

I’m sure the Mexicans think he’s stupid too. Notice no HATE crime for calling the black man names??? I’ve never seen racism in my life time like I have of Mexicans against Blacks.
On 18th St in LA, if a black man crosses the street onto ‘latino’ territory, he’s a dead man.


6 posted on 03/23/2009 11:21:04 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: BGHater
Franklin snapped that day after he and three Hispanic day laborers hopped onto a pickup truck at Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. for work, Osgood said. The contractor told Franklin he didn't need his services.

His biggest mistake was not suing the contractor over basic civil rights.

This is a CLEAR case of discrimination and he could've gotten millions.

7 posted on 03/23/2009 11:30:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: BGHater
Osgood said Franklin was remorseful after being arrested.

Wonder if any of the "Hispanic workers" were remorseful after Franklin was arrested.

8 posted on 03/23/2009 11:32:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: BGHater

Sometimes you just can’t handle it anymore.


9 posted on 03/23/2009 11:39:00 AM PDT by DaGman
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To: AuntB

fine him for a prank call to police, but a hate crime???? this is stupid, if there are hate crimes, there must be love crimes right????

this was more of a “I hate what the liberal politicans (including Bush) have done in letting in illegals to do the jobs that Americans wont do” statement, more of a civil disobedience thing if you ask me. (and I do not blame this man who wants to work for being mad as heck about this).
This is frustrating as can be. this man knows darn well, that if he had taken down the trucks palte number, and discription, and reported illegals present, and the many payroll tax, workers comp laws being broken, the police would have done NOTHING.

This man had his chance to work stolen by illegals, the real law breakers here. Who is doing real harm to this nation? Both the group of bigoted illegals, and the illegal employer that picked them up. If this happened in a sanctuary city or some other place where they let illegals slide, then the authorities are also crooked, and should be implicated in the loss of this mans chance to work.

Hate crime laws are thought crimes, this mans crime is that he is bucking the liberal trends to allow illegals to displace American workers, his punishment is the branding of a hater, fines, and jail time.

His only mistake was his civil disobedance of a false report, he should have gotten them illegals arrested some how, but this is not how it works anymore. the laws only apply to citezens, illegals have become supper citizens now, immune to our laws, and if you think otherwise, the law will get you for your thoughts, not your deeds, but your thought.

this is sick. I hope a good lawyer can work for this guy for free (pro bono i think is the term) he needs all charges dropped really, he was the robbed of work, he just didn’t think about the severity of his protest call. But protest he should. We all must protest and demand a wall built and illegals sent packing. We all must protest aginst “hate crime” laws, that are nothing more than selective thought crimes, brought to you by liberals everywhere. sick sick sick!!!
He is an American that will do the job that illegals steal


10 posted on 03/23/2009 11:45:09 AM PDT by dhm914
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To: BGHater

I actually feel bad for the guy. But that was dumb to call 911. Lemme guess...he did it from his own cell phone too.

Now...if he had done it from one of the mexican’s cell phones...that woulda been funny.


11 posted on 03/23/2009 11:45:17 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: BGHater
The American citizen needs to report the contractor to the IRS. I am not sure of the tax requirements on day labor but I would like to burn the contractor for passing over an American for illegal labor.
12 posted on 03/23/2009 11:47:43 AM PDT by barnrat
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To: BGHater; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


14 posted on 03/23/2009 12:19:52 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: AuntB
I’ve never seen racism in my life time like I have of Mexicans against Blacks.

Wrong again, Aunt B. Jesse Jackson put Mexican Illegal Aliens and African Americans right alongside each other in the

RAINBOW COALITION

Also consider the fact that both Mexicans (Illlegal and Legal) vote damn close to 100% for Democrats ... including the present recumbent. African Americans also vote for "Open Border" candidates.

Obviously, these two ethnic groups love each other!

15 posted on 03/24/2009 7:55:19 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

No, I’m not wrong. Talk to Terry Anderson and other black Americans. You aren’t wrong either about Jackson. It’s an amazing dynamic.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 8:33:17 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: BGHater; rellimpank; AH_LiveRight; nbhunt; La Lydia; jafojeffsurf; B.O. Plenty; HiJinx; skeptoid; ..

“...called him a “Negro” in Spanish, Osgood said.”

FYI Negro in Spanish is Negro, it’s also Spanish for the N word, Osgood.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 8:59:00 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (ObommaNation - beyond your expectations)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Negro in Spanish means the color black. Moreno or negrito is used to indicate individuals of African descent, and neither term is necessarily pejorative. They are often used affectionately. To refer to a woman as a “morena” is a compliment.


18 posted on 03/24/2009 9:05:01 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: SwinneySwitch

Forgot to say, if spanish-speakers used “negro” in a negative sense, they learned to do it here.


19 posted on 03/24/2009 9:06:05 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: BGHater
"This ain't right. I'm an American citizen," Franklin told cops, according to Osgood. "The Mexicans ... can work. I don't get work."

He's right, but I'll bet he votes dem

20 posted on 03/24/2009 9:37:21 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: BGHater

My sympathy for the black guy. His people have been here for hundreds of years. Some as slaves and some have fought for America. He should get preference over some illegal foreigners who swam across the Rio Grande


21 posted on 03/24/2009 10:00:06 AM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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"some illegal foreigners who swam across the Rio Grande"

he should get preference over..... ALL.....illegal foreigners who came to this country....not just SOME

22 posted on 03/24/2009 1:19:03 PM PDT by nbhunt
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To: nbhunt

Oh I agree...He should get preference over all immigrants. They are Johnny come latelies


23 posted on 03/24/2009 4:38:51 PM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: dennisw; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...

Ping!


24 posted on 03/24/2009 8:32:57 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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