Skip to comments.Mexican day laborers target of rage in Staten Island phony 911 call
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.
If he’s that stupid to call 911.....He doesn’t deserve a job. Fail.
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.
“If hes that stupid to call 911.....He doesnt 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.
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.
Wonder if any of the "Hispanic workers" were remorseful after Franklin was arrested.
Sometimes you just can’t handle it anymore.
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
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.
Wrong again, Aunt B. Jesse Jackson put Mexican Illegal Aliens and African Americans right alongside each other in the
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!
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.
“...called him a “Negro” in Spanish, Osgood said.”
FYI Negro in Spanish is Negro, it’s also Spanish for the N word, Osgood.
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.
Forgot to say, if spanish-speakers used “negro” in a negative sense, they learned to do it here.
He's right, but I'll bet he votes dem
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
he should get preference over..... ALL.....illegal foreigners who came to this country....not just SOME
Oh I agree...He should get preference over all immigrants. They are Johnny come latelies
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