Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Failure to bring border-crossing fugitives to justice a national problem
Chicago Tribune ^ | January 29, 2012 | By David Jackson and Gary Marx, Chicago Tribune reporters

Posted on 01/29/2012 11:29:55 AM PST by moonshinner_09

Jorge Montiel fled to his hometown near Pachuca, Mexico, after he was alleged to have raped and murdered a Georgia housewife in October 2010.

Federal agents tried to bring the international fugitive to justice, but something stood in the way: the cost.

When the U.S. Justice Department called Forsyth County prosecutors to explain America's complex extradition process and to say the county would have to pay for translation and other fees, "the decision was made by Forsyth County to discontinue that effort," FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett told the Tribune.

And with that, Montiel became just another of the thousands of criminal suspects now living with impunity in foreign countries — even when federal authorities have identified their precise locations.

After the Tribune recently exposed law enforcement failures that allowed more than 100 dangerous suspects to flee northern Illinois and remain free abroad, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder dispatched his top deputy to meet with officials in Chicago. Holder vowed that the Justice Department would redouble its efforts to return alleged murderers, rapists and other violent fugitives to Illinois — and secured the pledge of his Mexican counterpart to make it happen.

But the flawed enforcement efforts are by no means unique to the Chicago area, according to a Tribune examination of new data from the government's lead fugitive-hunting agency, the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as hundreds of open federal warrants from across the country.

Using that information and a set of reports the Justice Department issued back in 2003, the Tribune was able to cobble together the only public accounting of a fugitive apprehension program that government officials cloak in secrecy.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderwars; immigration; shadowwars
Like many fugitives, Montiel simply returned to his hometown and picked up his life, doing little to conceal his identity or whereabouts.A dark day in America
1 posted on 01/29/2012 11:30:04 AM PST by moonshinner_09
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: moonshinner_09


2 posted on 01/29/2012 11:32:55 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Help End The Obama Era In 2012
Your Monthly and Quarterly Donations
Help Keep FR In the Battle!

Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!

3 posted on 01/29/2012 11:33:32 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afnamvet; TheOldLady; BuckeyeTexan; Glenn; Cheerio; fuzzthatwuz; Cap Huff; aragorn; HOYA97; ...

4 posted on 01/29/2012 11:37:21 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: moonshinner_09
Failure To Bring Border-Crossing Fugitives To Justice A National Problem

5 posted on 01/29/2012 11:40:01 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FrankR


6 posted on 01/29/2012 11:45:02 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: moonshinner_09
Jorge Montiel fled to his hometown near Pachuca, Mexico

This is why God invented bounty hunters.

7 posted on 01/29/2012 1:03:01 PM PST by SamuraiScot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson