Skip to comments.Mexican prez slams death of migrant at US border
Posted on 06/08/2010 4:44:58 AM PDT by exbrit
MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Felipe Calderon said Monday that the death of a Mexican migrant after being shot with a stun gun by a U.S. immigration officer was an unacceptable human rights violation.
Migrant Anastasio Hernandez was shocked by a Customs and Border Protection agent May 31 at the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego. A U.S. coroner has ruled the death a homicide.
Calderon said he wanted to repeat Mexico's "energetic protest of the torture and death of Anastasio Hernandez, a Mexico who died at the hands of North American migration authorities."
(Excerpt) Read more at kvoa.com ...
Yeah, we’re just awful so it would be best to just stay away from the US.
WE’d rather torture and kill our own!
He wasn’t upset at the murder of the Arizona Rancher or the US Border Patrol agents or of thousands of US citizens who have perished at the hands of drunk, drugged, and crazed Mexican illegal invaders.
He can fry in his own fat, for all I care.
Gee....where’s the outrage over the scores of Mexicans dying in drug wars in Mexico? Or the kidnappings, or the corruption, etc? Methinks he needs to focus on the host of evils within his own country. Of course, that would be, y’know, work.
We should adopt Mexico’s immigration laws.
Calderon you corrupt idiot:
If it was you at the South Mexican border, you would have shot a South American illegal alien with a machine gun.
When hundreds have been shot, the message will be received in earnest.
Is he trying to engineer an incident to start a war? I fhe is, and with Obama as US President, Mexico will probably win back the southwest and California.
You been to California lately? It’s too late.
More information on the wonderful illegals now inside our country thanks to the Demoncrats ...
Take a look at this FBI Wanted for Murder List to see how wonderful diversity is !!!
About 90% Hispanic, for those who don’t wish to count (or see all their ugly mugs)
Tell him to come get all these guys first !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
More information on the wonderful illegals now inside our country
Take a look at this FBI Wanted for Murder List to see how wonderful diversity is !!!
About 90% Hispanic, for those who don’t wish to count (or see all their ugly mugs)
anybody ‘round here heard ‘Bammy slammin’ the deaths of American TOURISTS in Mexico lately?!!!!
How is it not considered treason to have specific laws on the books regarding immigration that are obviously not enforced, resulting in an open border policy that clearly favors Mexico? I’m serious...???
KMA Calderon! What did you have to say when your citizens enter our country illegally and kill law enforcement officers and land owners?
Was his heart cut out of his chest and his head or hands removed?
Odd that Mehican prez Calderon did not tell the Congress all o' that.
Guess he knew he wouldn't get a standing ovation (/snix).
THIRD WORLDERS HATE AMERICA AND AMERICANS The savages vow to "Kill the gringo! Stampede over him! Rise up and overthrow the White oppressor in a bloody Communist insurrection! "
This comes straight out of the Mexican government's handbook taught in US schools. Accuracy in Academia investigated "ethnic studies" and uncovered damaging material in the high schools of Tuscon, Arizona. Paulo Freire (a Brazilian Marxist)'s book called Pedagogy of the Oppressed is required reading in Arizona's "Raza Studies" (ie, Race Studies), otherwise known as "Mexican-American courses."
Another favorite is "Occupied America" by Rodolfo Acuna, professor of Chicano Studies at California State University in Northridge. "Occupied America," according to the invaders, includes a map of Mexico in 1821 which includes the American Southwest. A choice quote from "Occupied America." It gives us an idea of material Hispanic students are being exposed to in Arizona public schools: "We are fed up. We are going to do away with the injustice to the Chicano and if the 'gringo' doesn't get out of our way, we will stampede over him."
Another priceless gem: "(The Mexican speaker) attacked the gringo establishment angrily at a press conference and called upon Chicanos to "Kill the gringo,' which meant to end white control over Mexicans."
The presidente had no comment regarding the three murdered Mexicans at Can Cun who had their hearts carved out...
Calderon is excellent at playing WAG THE DOG isn’t he?
Don’t look at all the murders going on in my country look over there at big bad USA.
Don’t notice that millions of Mexicans can’t wait to get the hell out of the hell that is Mexico, look over there at the big bad USA.
Yeah, we’re mean and dangerous. Stay away.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Police discovered six dead bodies in a cavern near the tourist resort of Cancun on Sunday, three of them cut open and their hearts removed. Authorities are investigating the identities of the four men and two women found dead in the natural cave, said Francisco Alor, the Quintana Roo state attorney general. "They were apparently tortured and their chests were opened to remove the hearts," Alor's office said later in a statement. Three of the bodies had the letter "Z'' carved on their abdomens a possible reference to the Zeta drug gang, though officials did not make an explicit connection to cartel violence that has plagued many parts of Mexico. (Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Oct 25, 2009 American Patrol Report: Savage Zetas, descendants of the Aztecs, known for beheading and dismembering their enemies, are integrating their primitive savagery into the US.
In his groundbreaking book, Wakeup Call from Mexico, Wilson Beck describes how the dark side of Mexico stretches back to the days of the Aztecs when hundreds of thousands of people were sacrificed and eaten each year. He says today many young men in Mexico are enamored with the idea of being descendants of the Aztecs.
Now, according to the Houston Chronicle, the brutal savage Zetas, known for beheading and dismembering their enemies, are tightening their grip on an area bordering Southern Texas.
Americans are being betrayed by a government that refuses to protect them. US intelligence agencies are aware of, and have briefed the US govt, on this threat.
No question we are being invaded-----and are now occupied-----by savage Third Worlders intent on taking over the US. The savages are the shock troops colluding w/ Third World gov'ts to build armies in the US. We have every reason to be wary of hamburger flippers and lawn mowers who violated our borders "for a better life".
Reconquista shock troops just here "for a better life."
Sign seen at Phoenix Capital protest, May 29, 2010.
Tortured? By "migration" authorities? Hey Mexico, it's not migration like caribou. It's illegal entry into our country.
Wouldn’t have be a problem if he could have found work, education, and health care in his own homeland. But the Mexican elites want to keep all of that for themselves and treat their poor like serfs.
June 7, 2010, 6 bodies found in cave, 3 with hearts cut out
CANCUN, Mexico Police discovered six dead bodies in a cavern near the tourist resort of Cancun on Sunday, three of them cut open and their hearts removed.
More than 22,700 people have died nationwide in drug violence since late 2006, when President Felipe Calderon sent soldiers and federal police to battle the cartels.
The Republican in the House & Senate are spinless little girls. They allowed Calderon to trash our country, and demand that criminal trespassers not be stopped. They should have walked out in unison, and trashed Calderon. The DC Republicans make me want to puke!
We should adopt Mexicos immigration laws.
Amen! Adopt and enforce.
June 21, 2006
2 Texans accused of planning to sell counterfeit IDs
NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- (AP) --- Pelcastre brothers, Angel, 31, and Jorge, 34, both of Dallas were a walking threat to US national security. They were expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give a new identity to anyone---conquistadores, terrorists, etc.
The brothers had turned a Tonnelle Avenue hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local identity broker. Myriads of US government documents were available----birth certificates, SS cards, passports, resident alien cards, and driver's licenses for any state in the country including.
A task force of NJ state troopers and officers from both the Bergen and Hudson county prosecutors' offices happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a hotel parking. Authorities wouldn't identify the hotel by name for fear it could hinder cooperation from other hotels in future investigations or spark retribution from savage, murderous drug lords. In a Chevrolet Impala and a Pontiac Firebird, the brothers went to an office supply store in a nearby shopping center to purchase computer supplies.
They were then followed to a Secaucus self-storage facility where they loaded several boxes into one of the cars. One of the men stood lookout, which heightened police suspicion. Authorities approached the men when they returned to the hotel and questioned them separately. The brothers consented to a search of their cars, hotel room and the storage facility, he said. Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs......worth about $500,000 on the street.
Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards. "They were aggressively selling to brokers," he said. "This isn't like selling driver's licenses to individuals. These were multiple layers of high-level documents."
The brothers were being held in jail without bail on charges of possessing fraudulent documents and conspiracy to sell fraudulent documents. Federal charges are also pending.
NOTE But there's many, many more taking their place.
The hypocrisy is utterly breathtaking.
Many more taking their place.
“Remember the Alamo” will be a question, instead of a statement.
Words fail me...
Mexican military officials running drugs across the border repeatedly into the US is also a matter he should look into.
U.S. agent kills Mexican teen near border, Mexican official says
By Arthur Brice, CNN
June 8, 2010
A U.S. Border Patrol agent based in El Paso, Texas, shot and killed a 14-year-old boy in Mexico on Monday evening, a Mexican official in Ciudad Juarez said Tuesday.
The Mexican government is asking for a full investigation.
FBI special agent Andrea Simmons confirmed Tuesday that a Border Patrol agent shot and hit someone Monday evening but said she did not know whether that person survived. Simmons said she did not know whether the person who was shot was on the Mexican or U.S. side of the border, but that the agent never left U.S. territory.
The body was found on the Mexican side of the border, Simmons said.
Lou Patch, a supervisory Border Patrol agent in El Paso, also confirmed the shooting.
Ciudad Juarez spokesman Sergio Belmonte identified the dead teenager as secondary student Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca.
The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m. after an assault on a Border Patrol agent, Simmons said.
Belmonte said Hernandez and some other boys were playing near the border when he was shot in the head. The spokesman said he had not heard anything about an assault on the border agent.
The young man was not armed, Belmonte said. He did not have the physical size to threaten anyone. The aggression (by the U.S. agent) is evident.
The shooting occurred underneath the Black Bridge, a railroad span that connects the two countries, the Mexican official said.
The FBI is leading the U.S. investigation with assistance from the Border Patrol and the El Paso police department, Simmons said.
Drop a few MOABs, flood their side of the Border with Agent Orange - or any other Toxic Goody we still have in stock - and be done with the leeches.
They might as well open the damn border and merge with Mexico. Once McCain gets re-elected it’ll happen anyway so why wait.
US Sen Menendez (D-NJ) is facilitating voter fraud and the establishment of Mexican drug labs on US soil. Violent drug cartels are pouring over the border. Illegals undermine US ntl security with fake documents.
One wonders if Menendez is being paid to make the case for mollycoddling illegals. L/E should investigate Menendez's statements and examine his campaign donations.
ITEM Raids at meat-packing plants across America found workers were illegal aliens using stolen or forged documents. One plant even had a working meth lab. How convenient...and lucrative.... for the drug cartels.
Meat-packing companies claimed they didn't know the people they hired were illegal; thats when our govt came up with E-verify program.
Menendez opposes the e-Verify program. Menendez has a bill to stop these raids, claiming they "violate the rights of Americans of Hispanic descent" who can't produce a birth certificate or other documents to prove who they are.
Most Americans are required to prove to state govt they are legal Americans just to renew driver's licenses---or to get a passport----by coming up with several pieces of ID to prove who they are; some Americans have to pay to get new docs and make long trips to get the required docs. But Sen Menendez doesn't worry about OUR rights.
QUESTION Where do Menendez loyalties lie? When Menendez was under fire for using his elected office to get taxpayer money for a facility he owned and rented out, Menendez took refuge in the Dominican Republic, giving news interviews in Spanish. (Probably also visited his tax-free bank accounts).
QUESTION Where does Menendez get campaign funds? If Menendez is a paid agent of a foreign government, he should be subjected to US laws.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST ANYONE? Menendez is also connected to a lucrative lobbying group run by his girlfriend (a former aide he divorced his wife for). Menendez' lobbying group could easily facilitate payments from foreign governments.
Menendez....son of legal or illegal immigrants?
As regards ITEM.... I’m told that most all meat sold has, at some point in the process, been handled by illegal aliens.
” Menendez opposes the e-Verify program. Menendez has a bill to stop these raids, claiming they “violate the rights of Americans of Hispanic descent” who can’t produce a birth certificate or other documents to prove who they are. “
If they are indeed Americans of hispanic descent, they can easily prove it.
Menendez is a “reconquista” man.
Heh---good question. He says Cuban parents were legal.
Menendez was born to Cuban immigrants who left their homeland in 1953, seeking economic and political freedom from the repressive government headed by Fulgencio Batista.His father, Mario, was a mechanic and his mother, Evangelina, a seamstress. The family subsequently moved to neighboring New Jersey where, growing up in Union City, he graduated from Union Hill High School.
After a B.A. from Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law in Newark. He is a brother of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1980 and became a lawyer in private practice.
He married (then divorced) Jane Jacobsen, a teacher for the Union City Board of Education, and the couple had two children: Alicia, a graduate of Harvard University, and Robert, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In December 2005, then-Cong Menendez was appointed by Jon Corzine to fill the remaining year in the Senate seat from which Corzine resigned upon being elected Governor of New Jersey. While several other names had been mentioned, Menendez was the early favorite among pundits for Governor-elect Corzine's replacement to fill the vacancy that would be created when Corzine resigned from the Senate.
Corzine's decision to appoint Menendez got the support of several Latino groups, including the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Menendez was the sixth Latino to serve in the United States Senate.
[Meat-packing companies claimed they didn’t know the people they hired were illegal]
Are there any American-owned meat packing companies left?
Are there any American-owned COMPANIES, left?
The meat in my freezer came from the family farm of a family friend. I suggest FReepers make similar arrangements.
IF the “meat packers” won’t comply with immigration law voluntarily; and if Ewic Holder’s pathetic “justice” department won’t enforce immigration law -
THEN the only solution is for Citizens to BOYCOTT THEIR A$$ OUT OF BIDNESS.
You got that right.
RECONQUISTA, AMNESTY AND DEM LOSERS IN NEW JERSEY Ohaha's carefully laid plans for 2010-12----for installing a permanent Dem Majority of amnestied illegals----might look like this: Ohaha was heavly invested in the NJ gubernatorial race---one of only two statewide 2009 races w/ VA.
OBAMA WAS DESPERATE FOR NJ's CORZINE TO WIN W/ ILLEGAL VOTES---OHAHA KEPT SAYING CORZINE WAS HIS "PARTNER" Obama put the power of the WH machine behind NJ's Corzine.
The NY Times reported:
(a) every TV ad Corzine put on the air was being screened by Obama's WH team.
(b) Corzine's aides gave the WH daily briefings.
(c) Obamas pollsters took over for Corzines polling team, and,
(d) White House operatives were on the ground for internal strategy sessions,
Reconquista Democrats rig the election (so they thought)
(e) White House operatives were orchestrating obscure pep rallies with Latinos (kept secret from voters),
(f) Corzine had a "Peruvian Pac" endorsing him.
(g) Ohaha campaigned in the state three times, Biden was there twice. Ohaha TV ads ran relentlessly.
(h) Corzine promised to give illegals driving credentials & in-state tuition.
(i) Corzine sucked up to illegal immigrants and REFUSED to enforce current immigration laws
(j)Corzine formed a Blue Ribbon committee of hypenates using tax dollars to mine votes for Corzine.
(k)Also sucking up to illegals was Sen Robert Menendez, a Corzine campaigner.
OTHER SALIENT POINTS
>> Incumbent Dem Jon Corzine (the wealthy loser) outspent the Repub winner Chris Chirstie about 4-1.
>> New Jersey has a huge Democratic registration.
>> Corzine bragged he had 20,000 paid union helpers on the ground election day to get out the vote.
>> There was a third party candidate siphoning off Republican votes.
>> Corzine had the power of incumbency.
>> Corzine had the power of a crooked Democrat Machine cooking the vote.
>> Ohaha hid $17.5 BILLION stimlulus in New Jersey.....for Corzine's reelection campaign.
NEW JERSEY IS IDENTITY FRAUD CENTRAL FOR LATINOS
Two Texans busted in bogus ID operation in NJ
NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- July 21, 2006 -- Pelcastre brothers, Angel and Jorge, Dallas, Texas, were a walking threat to US national security, expert document forgers who, for a few thousand dollars, could give anyone a new identity, authorities said. The Texas brothers turned a NJ hotel room into a business office and were readying a massive cache of fake Social Security cards for delivery to a local NJ identity broker.
The Texas brothers were a "one-stop shop" for a myriad of fake US documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses for any state in the US, passports and resident alien cards, said state police. Officers happened upon two cars bearing Texas plates in a NJ hotel parking lot. Authorities wouldn't identify the NJ hotel by name for fear it would spark retribution. The Drug Interdiction Task Force, regularly runs checks.
The Texas brothers were followed to a NJ office supply store nearby where they purchased computer supplies. Officers then followed the Texans to a NJ storage facility in Secaucus, NJ, where the Texans loaded several boxes into a car. One of them stood lookout. Authorities approached the Texas brothers when they returned to the NJ hotel and questioned them separately. The Texas brothers consented to a search.
Police recovered laminating sheets with built-in security features, pages of blank documents waiting for fake names and information, finished documents, computers and software to create the fake IDs.
All told, the haul was worth about $500,000 on the street. Police also recovered $6,000 in cash, which was the first payment from a NJ fake document broker for a shipment of 500 Social Security cards.
AND THIS The winning Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate, former County Sheriff Kim Guadagno, had applied for the federal 287(g) program, which sought to question every inmate coming to the County jail about his/her immigration status, regardless of the offense. Then-Sheriff Guadagno said she wanted to ensure that "illegal criminals" were not unduly released for fear of further harm to the community. The 287(g) program would provide the Sheriff with personnel and tools to punish individuals being held at the County jail (even if they do not meet the criteria set forth by Corzine's sucking up to illegals). Illegals lacerated Sheriff Guadagno for political pandering and for scouting incidents of indictable offenses such as driving under the influence by undocumented immigrants. She won state office, anyway.
CONCLUSION Pulling out all the stops for Corzine made Ohaha a VERY good target for those disgusted with Ohahas policies. The New Jersey race was the shape of things to come for dumbo Dems. The Ovomitons know they are headed into a Republican tsunami.........in 2010-12.
A former supervisor at the plant --identified as Source #1- told investigators that some 80% of the workforce was illegal. The source also said he believed rabbis responsible for Kosher supervision entered the United States from Canada without proper immigration documents. The rabbis are believed to be Israelis.
Sources related stories of fraudulent documents and Social Security numbers presented for employment. Several said they were aware of undocumented workers paid by supervisors in cash. The affidavit says the government has probable cause to believe that an Agriprocessors supervisor assisted workers in acquiring fake documents in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.
The Des Moines Register headlined that methamphetamine (AKA crystal meth) was discovered in active production at Agriprocessors (a substance that has been linked to Israeli suppliers).
In another notorious case, Rubashkin apparently "sold" $2 million worth of meat to Allou Healthcare (a company controlled by the Rubashkin's Hasidim brethren) Only problem is, Allou distributes health and beauty items------and is not in the food business. Authorities might consider that Allou paying Rubashkin for a product it did not sell might be a kickback, money laundering or tax evasion scheme.
Money laundering or tax evasion might be integrated into bank fraud schemes----diverting millions of dollars in customer payments that were part of First Banks collateral and instructing an Agriprocessor employee to delete evidence of the scheme from the companys computers........for which Rubashkin was arrested and charged with bank fraud.
REFERENCE---Rubashkin Denied Bond On Bank Fraud Charges; Tension High In Town
November 21, 2008, by Dave Westheimer, Des Moines Register
After a Wednesday bond hearing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles ruled on Thursday that former Agriprocessors CEO Sholom Rubashkin must remain in federal custody pending his trial on bank fraud charges. Scoles ruled that Rubashkin is a serious flight risk, citing substantial evidence against Rubashkin and the $20,000 in cash and passports found in a travel bag in the Rubashkin home.
Agriprocessors is the giant kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa that was raided in May by immigration officials, resulting in the arrest and detention of about 400 illegal immigrants.
Rubashkin was arrested last Friday on the bank fraud charges (earlier); he is accused of diverting millions of dollars in customer payments that were part of First Banks collateral and instructing an employee to delete evidence of the scheme from the companys computers.
Rubashkin's arrest came just one day after he posted bond on criminal immigration charges resulting from the May raid. His trial on the immigration charges is scheduled for January 20, but no date has been scheduled on the bank fraud charges (Des Moines Register, Iowa Independent).
Meanwhile tensions are reportedly very high in Postville, where the plant sits idle and workers have not been paid as promised. Threats of violence have been reported (Iowa Independent).
SOURCE http://letterofapology.com/2008/11/21/rubashkin-denied-bond-on-bank-fraud-charges-tension-high-in-town/ http://richmond.indymedia.org/newswire/display/15336/index.php
I read all about this case. The owners are criminals, and they will do serious time.
BTW, the Rubashkins are related to NYC Rabbi Balkany who ripped off the US govt (that's us---taxpayers) of millions of dollars---and never served a day in jail. Balkany got tax dollars to build a (cough) "secular" daycare center on his synagogue----execpt that no one but Orthodox were admitted (if at all). It was one big scam. More below.
Lieberman Meets Brooklyn Fund-raiser
January 20, 2006 THE FORWARD, By E.J. KESSLER
Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn) met January 2006 with some Orthodox leaders at the home of Milton Balkany, a rabbi whose legal troubles led President Bush's campaign and a New York mayoral candidate to return contributions linked to him. A well-connected political fund-raiser once dubbed the "Brooklyn Bundler" by the good-government watchdog group Common Cause, Balkany has been at the center of controversies dating back some years, which have led to various accusations but no criminal convictions.
In August 2003, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York charged Rabbi Balkany, president and director of the Bais Yaakov School in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, with theft of government property, false claims, and wire fraud and obstruction of justice for allegedly misappropriating a $700,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The charges prompted President Bush's campaign to return $4,000 that Balkany, a self-described Republican, had raised for the 2004 re-election run, the Forward reported in 2003. In March 2004, the charges were dropped when prosecutors came to a deferred prosecution agreement with Balkany that allowed him to return the money.
Bush is not the only politician to have returned campaign funds linked to Balkany. After Balkany's agreement with the government, Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York congressman who ran for New York City mayor in 2005, returned contributions from relatives of Balkany when the government's original charges were brought to his attention, the New York Post reported in January 2005. Federal records show that Balkany gave Lieberman a $2,000 contribution in May 2003 and a $500 contribution in March 1999. The recent meeting at Balkany's home was first reported in the January 11 weekly edition of Hamodia, an Orthodox newspaper published in Brooklyn.
The recent meeting comes as Lieberman, a Democrat, is seeking re-election in Connecticut. The Lieberman campaign told the Forward that the event was arranged by the senator's fund-raiser, Fran Katz Watson. Lieberman's senatorial office confirmed the fund-raiser's involvement, but insisted that the gathering was not a fund-raising event.
"Senator Lieberman is an observant Jew, and there is support for him in the Orthodox community," Lieberman's spokeswoman, Casey Aden Wansbury, wrote in an e-mail. "This was not a fund-raiser, but an outreach event with this community of supporters and potential supporters." The national president of the Zionist Organization of America, Morton Klein, who attended the gathering, confirmed the assertion.
"This was not a fund-raiser," Klein said. "It was a friendly get-together. Nobody was writing checks. We talked about issues surrounding the Arab war against Israel and [confessed spy Jonathan] Pollard. It was eight people around [Balkany's] dinner table. We davened. Joe Lieberman led Mincha and Ma'ariv. He said Kaddish for his mother." Others present included the executive vice-president of National Council of Young Israel, Rabbi Pesach Lerner. He is a Pollard champion and, like Klein, an opponent of Israel's withdrawal from Gaza last summer. Lerner said he was "not at liberty to talk about" what was discussed at the meeting.
Balkany, interviewed by telephone, said that press reports of his legal woes were nothing more than "smearing." "There never was an indictment," he said about the 2003 charges. He added: "The government raised something. They walked away with egg on their faces. They made an apology." "I have dedicated my life to Jewish education and the Jewish community," he said.
Balkany's legal troubles have been reported on in various newspapers, including The New York Times, The Daily News, the New York Post and the Village Voice. In 2004, prosecutors released a statement from Balkany in which he acknowledged violating an "understanding" with the government. "Contrary to my understanding with HUD, I authorized the use of the grant to pay for general administrative and operational expenses of both Bais Yaakov and the Children's Center of Brooklyn, even though I knew that the specific terms of the grant did not permit me to use the funds in this manner," the rabbi said in the statement.
Balkany came to public attention during the administration of New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, after The Daily News reported that he had helped get day-care vouchers for parents by acting as a middle man, giving their names to city officials. The paper reported in January 2000 that more than half the city's 12,000 vouchers had gone to Orthodox Jewish families, prompting a probe. The practice drew criticism, but the probe found no illegality.
Fine group of people ;-)
Lieberman and Weiner are both POS.
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