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ROGERS (Arkansas): Teen (anchor baby) disputes officer’s report about shooting
Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | 02/27/08 | BY MICHELLE BRADFORD & ADAM WALLWORTH

Posted on 03/04/2008 2:43:00 PM PST by pulaskibush

A Rogers High School student accused of attempted kidnapping and trying to rob his employer recently had started therapy for personal problems, an advocate for the boy’s family said Tuesday. Jim Miranda, a lawyer and Hispanic rights advocate in Bella Vista, said Eduardo “Eddie” Hernandez, 17, suffers lingering effects because he stayed behind in Mexico as a boy while his mother came to the United States to work. “There is a certain amount of resentment that comes with being left behind in Mexico,” Miranda said. “The boy has some issues to work out, and his mother had recognized this and had just started him in therapy.” Miranda said he’s acting as an adviser to Hernandez’ mother, Gloria Hernandez. Benton County prosecutors said they’ll charge Hernandez and five other teens as adults in the botched armed robbery early Saturday of the Wendy’s restaurant at 2200 W. Walnut St. in Rogers.

Hernandez was shot in the arm by Rogers police officer Jason Becker, who said Hernandez pointed a sawed-off shotgun at him as the officer chased the teens from the restaurant. In the arrest affidavit, Hernandez denied he raised the weapon. He said he was shot as he and some of the others ran from the Wendy’s and that police fired shots behind them. Hernandez said he was shot as he stopped and turned to see what was happening. Becker — who was alone during the chase — said that as Hernandez crested the berm of a drainage ditch, the youth swung around and pointed the sawedoff shotgun at him, prompting Becker to fire once. Hernandez fell, then got back up and ran, Becker said. He said he chased Hernandez to a waiting Jeep Cherokee, and Hernandez jumped into the back passenger seat. Becker thought he heard the action of the shotgun being racked, felt “exposed” and worried that Hernandez would shoot him. He fired at Hernandez again. Police found four 9 mm shell casings, the affidavit states. Rogers police spokesman Lt. Mike Johnson said Tuesday that Becker is on administrative leave while the Benton County sheriff’s office investigates if the shooting was justified.

Becker, 27, has been with the Police Department since March. Hernandez had surgery on his right arm at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rogers and will be arrested when he’s released, Johnson said. Some students at the high school said Tuesday they were surprised that Hernandez is accused of trying to rob the Wendy’s where he worked and where his brother Jorge and his mother also had worked. Student Eric Marquez said the robbery was uncharacteristic of Hernandez, whom he described as a “good guy.” “I never thought he’d do stuff like that,” Marquez said. Hernandez and the others face felony charges of aggravated robbery, criminal use of a prohibited weapon, fleeing and kidnapping, prosecutors said. Arraignment is March 31 in circuit court. Aaron Michael Isbell, 17, Jorge Gabriel Hernandez, 15, Evan Reilly Garvey, 17, and John Michael Schneider, 16, were in the Benton County jail on $ 150, 000 bond each Tuesday. Ricardo Salcido, 17, has been released.

Miranda said Gloria Hernandez is an illegal immigrant, and U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested her on a pending deportation charge during the investigation of her sons. Officials weren’t sure when the youths joined their mother in the United States. “I have a problem when police sic immigration officers on a mother in this poor situation,” Miranda said. Eddie Hernandez, Schneider and Isbell are students at Rogers High, while Jorge Hernandez was expelled from Crossroads, the district’s alternative school, earlier this month, school district spokesman Ashley Kelley said. Garvey graduated from Rogers in December, while Salcido withdrew last month to pursue a General Equivalency Development diploma, she said. Rogers police got a 911 call from Wendy’s at 1: 37 a. m. Saturday. Becker arrived a minute later and chased two or three suspects to the Jeep, which fled with the injured Hernandez inside, the affidavit states. Becker returned to Wendy’s, where he found Schneider, wearing a face mask, trying to run from the scene, the affidavit states. Schneider told police he had a party at his house while his parents were in Conway and that he gave Eddie Hernandez his father’s shotgun to take to the robbery. Schneider said they took turns cutting the barrel and stock off the shotgun with a hand saw, and they took a blue tent bag with them in order to carry any money they stole.

Rubonia McKibben told police she was sitting in the Wendy’s parking lot waiting for her son to get off work when Eddie Hernandez yanked open her door and put the shotgun to her head. “I wasn’t scared until afterward. I was more p *****,” Mc-Kibben said Tuesday. When the suspects demanded her money, McKibben told them she had none. Eddie Hernandez pulled her out of the car, and he and the others walked her up to the drive-through window, she said. Manager Bryan Sutton later told police he heard a tap on the drive-through window and saw McKibben outside with a man holding a gun to her head, the affidavit states. Employees then called police. When Becker arrived, three of the suspects ran, McKibben said. The remaining teen slapped her on the right side of her head, hard enough to damage her glasses. “Every time I go to sleep I can see the gun,” she said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: anchorbabies; arkansas; crime; illegals; immigration; mexico; shooting; wendys
The title should be: Armed Illegal Alien School Kids rob Wendys, or perhaps: Newspaper writes sympathy story for illegal alien armed robber!

Just remember that these armed robbers also went to high school!

1 posted on 03/04/2008 2:43:03 PM PST by pulaskibush
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To: pulaskibush
“I have a problem when police sic immigration officers on a mother in this poor situation,” Miranda said.

The mother would not be in this "poor situation" had she obeyed the law and stayed home in Mexico.

2 posted on 03/04/2008 2:48:33 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: Between the Lines

“Wherever there is a mexican...there is mexico”


3 posted on 03/04/2008 2:54:44 PM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....)
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To: Between the Lines

Deport this criminal and her criminal son. She is lucky he is still alive. She could be escorting his remains back for a burial in his native Mexico.
Somebody needs some target practice..


4 posted on 03/04/2008 2:56:08 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: pulaskibush

Whats the matter boy!! Did your momma not hug you enough!!

5 posted on 03/04/2008 3:01:37 PM PST by BBell
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To: pulaskibush

>>>>Eddie Hernandez pulled her out of the car, and he and the others walked her up to the drive-through window, she said. Manager Bryan Sutton later told police he heard a tap on the drive-through window and saw McKibben outside with a man holding a gun to her head.

The man is clearly guilty of ADW and kidnapping.


6 posted on 03/04/2008 3:04:33 PM PST by MindBender26 (Ugliness can be cured by a light switch.)
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To: pulaskibush
Schneider told police he had a party at his house while his parents were in Conway and that he gave Eddie Hernandez his father’s shotgun to take to the robbery. Schneider said they took turns cutting the barrel and stock off the shotgun with a hand saw,

And, just wait until BATF finishes with the fine citizen, young Mr. Schneider.

Weapons theft for use in a crime. Illegal manufacture. Prohibitted weapon. Illegal transfer.

And the crimaliens think they have problems?

“I have a problem when police sic immigration officers on a mother in this poor situation,” Miranda said.

And I have a problem with an "officer of the court" pandering to crimaliens whom he knows to be in violation.

7 posted on 03/04/2008 3:08:52 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Si, se puede! Deportation now, the same way they got here: one by one, until done.)
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To: pulaskibush

I don’t get the ‘anchor baby’ reference. The article says that he was ‘left behind’ in mexico while momma ‘immigrated’ to the U.S. If he was left behind in Mexico, I’d suspect that he was born there.


8 posted on 03/04/2008 3:08:56 PM PST by Bob
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To: pulaskibush
“I have a problem when police sic immigration officers on a mother in this poor situation,” Miranda said.

Well, miranda I don't, the Mexican government can give the kid all the help and free medicine like they do for all those other great Mexican folks. Just as soon as he and his mom get home to their great country.

9 posted on 03/04/2008 3:12:21 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Bob
The poster stuck in the anchor baby stuff, it is not in the real title.
10 posted on 03/04/2008 3:15:53 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: pulaskibush

Gotta get cheap workers for Tyson foods.


11 posted on 03/04/2008 3:21:58 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: pulaskibush

Corrupt, criminal family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande..


12 posted on 03/04/2008 3:26:10 PM PST by rolling_stone (same)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Thank you for the new word..”Crimaliens” should be placed as the sole word for illegal aliens of any kind..


13 posted on 03/04/2008 3:32:43 PM PST by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: pulaskibush

Two Words: DEPORT THEM


14 posted on 03/04/2008 3:40:08 PM PST by Chili Girl
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To: pulaskibush

Jail Eddie Hernandez for life and hunt down the rest of his illegal family and deport their sorry a$$es.


15 posted on 03/04/2008 3:40:31 PM PST by sheana
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To: GOYAKLA
Thanks, but I can’t take credit. I pilfered it from some other FReepers.
16 posted on 03/04/2008 3:43:16 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Si, se puede! Deportation now, the same way they got here: one by one, until done.)
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To: All

Illegal Alien Amnesty/Anti-American Bigotry again....

I hate anti-American pro-illegal groups who pander for the rights of illegal alien criminals....over the rights of Americans

This kid should be very happy he wasnt pushing up daisies.

Wonder if Jorge Boosh will try to prosecute the LEO


17 posted on 03/04/2008 4:08:31 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Anyone Notice....But It Is Only The Low-Rated Talk Radio Hosts That Support McCain)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Illegal possession of an unlicensed sawed-off shotgun is a federal crime, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in jail, and its use in a felony (armed robbery) should add another 10-20 years if the federal prosecutor has any balls.

If not, let the local prosecutor have at him, but the federal charges would have to be dropped. It would just be armed robbery, plus related charges.

Anyway, this kid is dangerous and needs to be locked up for a long time, and then deported.


18 posted on 03/04/2008 4:11:53 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Max Friedman

You forgot kidnapping.


19 posted on 03/04/2008 4:31:26 PM PST by sheana
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To: pulaskibush
anchor baby

Eduardo “Eddie” Hernandez, 17, suffers lingering effects because he stayed behind in Mexico as a boy while his mother came to the United States to work. “

If he was left behind in Mexico, presumably he was born there, and thus cannot be an anchor baby. He's just a common illegal alien criminal.

20 posted on 03/04/2008 4:40:02 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: pulaskibush; Ahban; Amazed1953; AmericanHeroes.com; Andy E.; Arkansas Gal; ArkieGirl52; Arkinsaw; ..

Arkansas Ping!


21 posted on 03/04/2008 7:57:22 PM PST by pulaskibush (USA, founded by tolerant Christians. USSR, founded by intolerant Secularist.)
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To: El Gato

I think some of the other robbers may have been described as possible anchor babies and I mixed them up with Eddie.


22 posted on 03/04/2008 7:59:44 PM PST by pulaskibush (USA, founded by tolerant Christians. USSR, founded by intolerant Secularist.)
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To: pulaskibush; SwinneySwitch; bcsco

Illegals Ping!


23 posted on 03/04/2008 8:00:37 PM PST by pulaskibush (USA, founded by tolerant Christians. USSR, founded by intolerant Secularist.)
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To: pulaskibush
Gee, I hope they let this poor misguided youth off the hook, and give him a huge reward for being forced to work in a job no Yankee would take.

Do I really need to add the < /sarcasm> after this?

24 posted on 03/05/2008 6:15:15 AM PST by Budge
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To: pulaskibush
NOT an anchor baby - he was originally left in Mexico (according to the first paragraph) and thus has suffered mentally...

A Rogers High School student accused of attempted kidnapping and trying to rob his employer recently had started therapy for personal problems, an advocate for the boy’s family said Tuesday. Jim Miranda, a lawyer and Hispanic rights advocate in Bella Vista, said Eduardo “Eddie” Hernandez, 17, suffers lingering effects because he stayed behind in Mexico as a boy while his mother came to the United States to work. “There is a certain amount of resentment that comes with being left behind in Mexico,”

25 posted on 03/05/2008 6:19:59 AM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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