Skip to comments.Alleged DWI Claims Tiny Life (Illegal alien with NM drivers license)
Posted on 08/02/2012 8:51:17 AM PDT by CedarDave
They are powerful images. One is of an anguished young mother lying in a hospital bed holding her lifeless baby. The other is of the father, saying a prayer over the tiny boy just before handing him over to the Office of the Medical Examiner.
It was the only time Zach and Aileen Smith held their son, whom they named Dimitri after Aileens grandfather.
The child was born by Caesarean section in a Santa Fe hospital in an effort to save him, just hours after the Smiths were involved in a crash with an alleged drunk driver on June 10 on Interstate 25 in San Miguel County. Aileen was seven months pregnant at the time.
Ramon Hernandez, 43, of Las Vegas who has at least four prior DWI convictions appeared in court on Tuesday on charges of multiple offenses.
He was originally charged with felony DWI and causing injury to a pregnant woman. The latter charge was amended a few days later to vehicular homicide.
Aileen finds it hard to understand how if Hernandez has immigration issues he can be in this country for that long
and have so many offenses and still be allowed in the country, she said. Its a terrible failure of the system.
(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...
This story will first bring a tear to your eyes then make you angry, very angry.
Under the corrupt Richardson administration which signed a law giving licenses to illegals, Hernandez got a drivers license but it was not revoked after four previous DWI's nor was he scheduled for deportation.
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Damn all the politicians and radical groups who have helped to create this nightmare. And damn all of our spineless leaders who won’t do anything to end it.
Richardson murdered that child just as he’d put a gun to its head. All because his heritage trumps common sense.
How about when things like this happen we list Congress, Governors and state representatives as unindicted co-conspirators for failure to enforce existing laws.
The reason this keeps happening is that we don’t go and confront the politicians on the issue. We need to not only write our Reps, but we need to get in their face on these issues. Make their lives miserable.
This is horrendous, Sad, heartbreaking. Look at the face of the mother and the father... holding their little sweet baby. When is enough enough in this country???? How come someone can get that many counts against him and still drive and...be illegal? Wghat the hell does that mean?
When did this country lean towards protecting and defending everyone in this country who is illegal or corrupt? Whaat happened to protecting the citizens of this great country and keeping us safe?
God be with these people... they lost their child due to someone else who is illegal, has charges against him previously and running loose among everyone else.
Please God... we need your help!!1
In New Mexico, DWI perps come in all varieties - Anglo, Hispanic, Native American and illegals. Illegals are the only group that as a whole should not be given driver’s licenses. The others have to be dealt with harshly if convicted of a second DWI. However, in many areas of the state driving under the influence is winked at, especially in the northern area where extended families include members in law enforcement and the legal system.
Harry Reid must be so proud of all his efforts to combat the ongoing foreign invasion. OH wait, he wants them here, he and O need their DREAMy votes.
Another Obama voter. . .
The grieving parents in those photographs obviously somehow missed that point.
The anguished picture of the mother is "above the fold" on the front page of this morning's ABQ Journal. It will be seen by tens of thousands in convenience store racks, in vending machines, on the front porch of subscribers, etc. Maybe, just maybe, it will help focus attempts by Governor Martinez to once again repeal licenses for illegals in the next legislative session in January.
I agree Dave, but Richardson is long gone. The entrenched Liberals in Santa Fe have fought of numerous attempts by Gov Martinez and Republicans to repeal this law. Ever time repeal is brought up the haul out the trusty ole “RACE CARD”.
We need a real Tea Party uprising in Santa Fe, sadly I do not see that happening as the northern half of state is pretty much dominated by the Democrat Party.
Which is why I don’t understand why women in the last months of pregnancy ever leave their home. Too many risks.
What a heart wrenching story to read. I can’t even express how very terrible I feel for this couple and their extended family. Being the only grandchild on both sides and the only child born since this baby’s mother’s birth on her side, this death has to have affected a large number of family on both sides. May God watch over them and help them in their grief.
I can only hope that their grief and vow to follow this case through to the end will compel them to work to change Legislator’s minds on the driver’s license issue. Although whether or not he had a license probably wouldn’t have stopped him from driving, it’s a start. I hope they can energize someone to do something about our DWI problem here.
More blood on the hands of the illegal alien apologists and enablers, including every politician in the Democrat Party right up to Barack H. Obama.
I’m certainly not trying to suggest that illegals are the only drunk drivers on the roads, but it does seem that we have an inordinate amount of them here in NM. They cause a lot of injuries and deaths that could be avoided by simply having a government that takes its responsibility of protecting our borders and upholding our laws seriously. They are people that shouldn’t be here driving at all, much less here driving drunk. In addition to driving drunk, illegals aren’t known for having insurance. That was one of the excuses for giving them their Richardson licenses, so they could get insurance, and be responsible. No such luck with that plan.
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Whenever an illegal alien kills someone in a drunk driving accident or something similar, here’s what I recommend:
What can we do about it? Heres my standard post.
RICO Citizen Recourse
Private persons and entities may initiate civil suits to obtain injunctions and treble damages against enterprises that conspire to or actually violate federal alien smuggling, harboring, or document fraud statutes, under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). The pattern of racketeering activity is defined as commission of two or more of the listed crimes. A RICO enterprise can be any individual legal entity, or a group of individuals who are not a legal entity but are associated in fact, and can include nonprofit associations.
Heres what Ive been pushing: its time to file Racketeering, Influencing, and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuits.
RICO lawyers could turn it around in a few years and MAKE MONEY at the same time. Im surprised they havent done it already.
In the absence of enforcement, we can get the word out in the meantime that there is money to be made in filing RICO lawsuits against employers who hire illegal aliens like this jerk.
Employers would have no trouble shutting down the border if they could get sued by someone under the RICO statutes for hiring these people in the first place. The next time an illegal alien kills someone in a drunk driving accident or somesuch thing, Im going to point out that the victims family might be able to seek compensation from the employer under these statutes in the hopes that it would catch on. If this did catch on, would see such a swift backlash against illegal immigration that no employer would go near these people and theyll all simply want to go back home.
My blood is still boiling.
The primary sworn duty of every elected officer in this country is to protect the lives of the people.
The responsibility for this horror rests on virtually our entire political class, in both "major" parties.
Throw all the oath-breaking bums out. They have abdicated any legitimate right to govern us.
One of the primary charges leveled against King George III in the Declaration of Independence:
"He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us."