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Alleged DWI Claims Tiny Life (Illegal alien with NM drivers license)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 2, 2012 | T.S. Last

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 Aileen’s 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. “It’s a terrible failure of the system.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; dwi; illegalaliens; illegals; newmexico
Pictures at the link.

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.

1 posted on 08/02/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
and this illegal ( and yes he is) was not allegedly drunk he was toasted on his ass. And no doubt his mug shot shows that. Lord how I wish we would seal our borders
2 posted on 08/02/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

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3 posted on 08/02/2012 8:55:39 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

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.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT by pallis
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To: CedarDave

Richardson murdered that child just as he’d put a gun to its head. All because his heritage trumps common sense.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 9:06:40 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: CedarDave
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: "He's a "Dreamer" that went to high school in the US, LET HIM GO!"
6 posted on 08/02/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: CedarDave

7 posted on 08/02/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by Zakeet (Liberalism - Ideas so good that you have to be forced to accept them)
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To: CedarDave

How about when things like this happen we list Congress, Governors and state representatives as unindicted co-conspirators for failure to enforce existing laws.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 9:13:14 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: SERE_DOC

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.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Zakeet

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


10 posted on 08/02/2012 9:19:22 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: pallis

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.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 9:20:02 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

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.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 9:21:10 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Portcall24

Another Obama voter. . .


13 posted on 08/02/2012 9:22:41 AM PDT by Twinkie (Obama; fundamentally turning America into Sodom & Gomorrah one EO at a time.)
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To: cubreporter
As they say in Libtard land, "The fetus is not a human, just a mass of tissue."

The grieving parents in those photographs obviously somehow missed that point.

14 posted on 08/02/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT by Zakeet (Liberalism - Ideas so good that you have to be forced to accept them)
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To: cubreporter
This is horrendous, Sad, heartbreaking. Look at the face of the mother and the father... holding their little sweet baby.

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.

15 posted on 08/02/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

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.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by Tomhorn (Wake up and smell the coffee)
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To: cubreporter

17 posted on 08/02/2012 9:35:27 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Which is why I don’t understand why women in the last months of pregnancy ever leave their home. Too many risks.


18 posted on 08/02/2012 10:02:01 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: CedarDave

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.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 11:01:51 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: CedarDave

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.


20 posted on 08/02/2012 12:14:55 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: CedarDave

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.


21 posted on 08/02/2012 1:15:28 PM PDT by pallis
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To: CedarDave; bcsco

for the AFIRE ping list

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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? Here’s 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.

Here’s what I’ve been pushing: it’s 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. I’m surprised they haven’t 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, I’m going to point out that the victim’s 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 they’ll all simply want to go back home.



22 posted on 08/02/2012 1:29:41 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: CedarDave

bump


23 posted on 08/03/2012 6:35:03 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: CedarDave

Searing.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 6:40:47 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: Zakeet; EternalVigilance; lowbridge
Zakeet,
The ABQ Journal cropped the picture they put on their front page. The front page picture was the one you posted. The actual picture is shown below and it is even more heart wrenching:


25 posted on 08/03/2012 7:18:22 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
I had already seen the whole picture earlier.

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."

26 posted on 08/03/2012 8:07:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day conservatives stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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