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Why did the press ignore murderous rampage just outside nationís capital?
The Examiner ^ | March 16, 2011 | Dave Gibson

Posted on 03/16/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT by La Lydia

On February 10, 2011, Prince William County police arrested Jose Oswaldo Reyes Alfaro, 37, after he allegedly went on a shooting and stabbing spree which left three people dead and three others wounded. When he was taken into custody, the Salvadoran national had in his possession, a machete as well as a .38 caliber revolver...According to Manassas Police Chief Doug Keen, the suspect was ordered deported in 2002, but was never detained by federal immigration authorities and never left, despite two more arrests after his deportation order....

After only a brief mention the day after the attacks occurred, this case disappeared completely from newsrooms across the country. Why would the American press simply ignore a case in which a man running through the streets of a Washington D.C. suburb with a machete and a gun, left innocent victims both dead and severely wounded in his path?

Are the facts considered too gruesome for human consumption?...Could it be the fact that this case may demonstrate more clearly than any other to the American people why it is so important to fiercely defend our borders and actually enforce existing immigration laws?

Or, could it be as Virginia state Delegate Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) described it, the day after the attacks, when Del. Jackson said: “It’s another abject failure of the federal government. Now we have three innocent victims in my city, about a mile from my house there’s a murderous rampage. I am furious. … Yet it happens over and over and over again, and then we have to hear all of these apologetic excuses as to why we shouldn’t be addressing criminal illegal aliens on the state or local level. It’s just disgusting.”...

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; criminalaliens; dhs; enforcement; illegals; mediabias; newsblackout; princewilliamco; ruleoflaw
The story was briefly mentioned by the Wash Post and local TV and then disappeared. There was no national coverage. Imagine if the perp had been of another ethnicity, say, Anglo or Asian.
1 posted on 03/16/2011 7:41:02 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I’ll just assume the headline writer meant this as a rhetorical question.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT by Obadiah (If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?)
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To: La Lydia

“Just doing the shootings/stabbings that no Americans want to do.”


3 posted on 03/16/2011 7:46:10 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today, if you build a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: La Lydia

Thanks for posting it. I missed this story.


4 posted on 03/16/2011 7:47:47 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: La Lydia

Because the US news media is a hostile, subversive entity.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 7:51:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: La Lydia

as soon as it’s discovered the shooter listened to Rush Limbaugh once, it’ll be 24/7 coverage..


6 posted on 03/16/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT by wny
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To: Obadiah

MSM Ping


7 posted on 03/16/2011 7:51:44 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: La Lydia

Were his victims Salvadorans or maybe gangbangers from other walks of life? Just curious.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 7:52:30 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras
Actually, if you take time out of your busy schedule to click on the link provided, you learn that the victims were:

-Brenda Ashcraft, 56, pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds;

-William Ashbey Ashcroft, 37, died in route to the hospital;

-34-year-old woman, gunshot wound, survived;

-15-year-old girl, gunshot wound, survived.

The Brent Street location

-Julio Cesar Ulloa, 48, pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wound;

-77-year-old unidentified woman, suffered stab wounds, severe lacerations to the head, survived.

9 posted on 03/16/2011 7:57:11 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

There is no more “press”. The MSM is a propaganda machine. Pay no attention to them.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 7:58:38 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: La Lydia

Too bad illegal aliens don’t register to vote as Republicans. Then the press would be all over this.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 7:59:00 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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12 posted on 03/16/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: La Lydia
But Charlie Sheen is so much more interesting!!!

(sarcasm)

13 posted on 03/16/2011 8:01:36 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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To: La Lydia

Just another day in the suburban urban sprawl of the nation’s capitol. Given there is a sanctuary state (FREAK state MD) and a sanctuary county (Fairfax) right there this is just expected. Multiculturalism...isn’t it wonderful?


14 posted on 03/16/2011 8:02:29 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: La Lydia

Thanks, the link is blocked for me. And yes, my schedule is a bit busy so I do appreciate your effort. ;-)


15 posted on 03/16/2011 8:03:37 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: La Lydia
I (for one) am happy that as Americans, we were able to extend an opportunity for this poor, downtrodden, soul to sneak into this Country and enjoy the bounty of our wealth while providing him with the necessary tools to achieve a level of success unavailable to him in his home Country, the opportunity to kill our citizens. To think that he was able to accomplish this despite the obvious roadblock of an attempted deportation by our judicial system just stands as testament to America's exceptional ism and to the wealth of opportunity that awaits all who dream of sneaking over our borders.

/do I really need an s tag?

16 posted on 03/16/2011 8:05:37 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: skeeter

........and TOTALLY CORRUPT!


17 posted on 03/16/2011 8:07:16 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: La Lydia

I wonder if this murder was a fan of the movie Machete? About Mexicans killing Americans with machetes and guns?


18 posted on 03/16/2011 8:09:52 AM PDT by horsappl
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To: La Lydia

LL - good for you to keep this on the front burner...
another example of MSM bias/neglect/cover-up/call it what you will...
My son ran Corey Stewart’s campaign when his position was for deportation of illegals who were arrested...how’s that going for Pr Wm Co these days? Stewart took a lot of crapola from the lib illegal lovers during the campaign...
Not too long ago, I went to Potomac Mills (used to be my fave when living in No VA) and thought I was in Tiajuana...cripes!


19 posted on 03/16/2011 8:22:23 AM PDT by matginzac
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I’m certain that illegals and foreign immigrants are doing some horrific things but it’s made sure those crimes are never reported. Don’t want to disturb the “Diversity is our strength” and “Cheap labor” apple cart.


20 posted on 03/16/2011 8:23:40 AM PDT by MrInvisible
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To: La Lydia

sadly, deportation wouldn’t have mattered. he’d have easily returned. unless and until our borders are EFFECTIVELY secured, our sovereignty is held by little more than a VERY costly and deadly revolving ‘door’.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 8:28:10 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! ~ DeMint, 2012)
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To: La Lydia

i think the neighboring state of insanity, also know as maryland, the senate there has approved gov’t funding for illegal immigrants college education:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110217/tr_ac/7881446_maryland_considers_tuition_breaks_for_illegal_immigrants_1

and guv’nuh o’malleable will sign it.

the criminal political jerks are aiding and harboring criminals.

build the freaking 2000 mile wall NOW

bus them all back to latin america NOW

arrest all illegal alien criminals NOW
and make them work while jailed.

this whole issue has me to the point where I HATE politicians, they are on the whole less-than worthless they are destroying our country.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 8:54:45 AM PDT by jbp1 (be nice now)
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To: jbp1
The illegals aliens are here because those who hire them care nothing for their fellow American citizens ,only that the illegals work cheap.

If unions want to do something good for America and themselves,then the unions would be demanding enforcement of the laws forbidding illegal labor and immigration.

The base cause of illegal immigration,like illegal drugs, is a whole lot of greedy Americans who care only about their own short-term thrills.

23 posted on 03/16/2011 9:00:43 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: La Lydia

“Illegal Immigrant”

It basically reveals how powerless Federal Gov’mt really has become when they can no longer perform their job.

Basically DC sucks money out of the states..and increasingly does whatever it pleases.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 9:08:45 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


25 posted on 03/16/2011 9:15:28 AM PDT by HiJinx (Hey, Officer, I'm an illegal from Tahiti. Send me home...please?)
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To: horsappl

Good question. I was thinking about that myself.

I wonder how many fellow FReepers are even aware of this movie (just another body-blow in the Left’s war on America)?


26 posted on 03/16/2011 9:21:32 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: La Lydia

Now that didn’t hurt so why don’t you simply post the entire article so we don’t have to visit a MySpace page?


27 posted on 03/16/2011 9:42:26 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: Eaker

What are you talking about? The Examiner site falls under the FR excerption rule: you can only post so many words when you start thread. Are you unfamiliar with the way that works? And I don’t understand your reference to MySpace. I don’t use it.


28 posted on 03/16/2011 9:50:09 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
I couldn't find the Examiner blog on the excerpt list.

Did I miss it?

Updated FR Excerpt List

29 posted on 03/16/2011 10:10:00 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: La Lydia
When I visit my sister in NOVA, I always find myself thinking that if someone was dropped there, unknowingly, they would have a hard time figuring out which country they were in.

we went to the Cox cable office to return some equipment, and we were the only white people in the whole place. We could just as easily been in a store in Quito, or Islamabad.

30 posted on 03/16/2011 10:18:03 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Eaker

Just try posting from it without excerpting.


31 posted on 03/16/2011 10:23:20 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

No, I don’t visit MySpace Blogs but since you do why not ask the Mods or Jim why they aren’t on the list?


32 posted on 03/16/2011 10:29:17 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: Eaker; La Lydia

La Lydia’s link goes to an article on the Examiner, not to a blog.

I think she’s just following the posting rules.


33 posted on 03/16/2011 11:28:26 AM PDT by jimt
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To: jimt

The Examiner is a blog.


34 posted on 03/16/2011 12:12:16 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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To: Eaker
The Examiner is a blog.

Let it go.
35 posted on 03/16/2011 12:16:01 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: PA Engineer

Uh, no.


36 posted on 03/16/2011 12:25:14 PM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure the accuracy of the quotes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1865)
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