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I Served My Country. I got a box of drugs. Then It Kicked Me Out.
Politico ^ | Howard Dean Bailey

Posted on 04/13/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

I was deejaying at a restaurant when Judith came to meet me for the first time. We were finally able to put faces to the voices we had been hearing on the radio, and I asked her out on our first date. She met me at the radio station and we drove to IHOP, where we laughed and talked all night. I loved everything about her, but especially her smile. I knew at that point that I didn’t want any other woman; she was it for me. We dated for a while and then I moved in with her. We did everything together. When I was on the air, she was my silent co-host, always by my side. We got married in 2001.

After I moved in with Judith, I met another Jamaican guy on the base and we became friendly.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; activist; immigration; javert; policestate; soros
Some comments said he didn't serve during a time of war so the citizenship process was different. I guess when he got the accidental marijuana delivery it was pre-911.

This guy also called himself 1 of Obama's 2 million deported. Talks about funding the 33,400 beds for criminal aliens as being some sort of bad idea.

1 posted on 04/13/2014 6:37:18 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
I'd be hard pressed to muster any sympathy for him.He was paid for his work....but he broke the rules.He should consider himself lucky that he's not in prison.
2 posted on 04/13/2014 6:43:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
A sad story, and it does not seem just.

HOWEVER -- there is never a shortage of heart-rending stories. These stories are used to push agendas in favor of abortion, immigration, drug legalization, homosexual marriage, etc. etc. etc.

The USA has an immigration problem.
This guy has a sad story.
The one does not balance equally with the other.

There are millions of tragedies on this broken planet. It will never be a perfect place. Now, let's get to work building a fence and blocking amnesty.

3 posted on 04/13/2014 6:47:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
I would look for any history of him actually doing drugs before I went all Inspector Javert on him.

We know that the War on Drugs is actually a job works program for our Brave Gear Queers, and for stealing the property of peasants, and for destroying your basic natural Rights.

Don't drive around with $10,000 in cash if you want to keep it...

4 posted on 04/13/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
The government is a large inanimate object. No more sense for him to be mad at the gov than at a mountain. He should save his anger for the a-hole who set him up with the original shipment of dope.
5 posted on 04/13/2014 6:50:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

When I read the article it sounded like he was arrested in 2001 around the time he got married.

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/04/11/i-served-my-country-then-it-kicked-me-out/comment-page-1/#comment-2646711

“In 1995, Mr. Bailey pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and failure to appear in connection with the marijuana case. His lawyer did not tell him he would be subject to automatic deportation for the offense. He was sentenced to ten years for the marijuana offense and two years for the failure to appear. The judge suspended all but 15 months of his sentence, which Mr. Bailey served.”


6 posted on 04/13/2014 6:51:06 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: hinckley buzzard
He should save his anger for the a-hole who set him up with the original shipment of dope.

From the story, it sounded like the other Jamaican-mon was working for the cops, or was a cop.

Like I said, "jobs program"...

7 posted on 04/13/2014 6:52:34 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Non sympathetic ear here


8 posted on 04/13/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gay State Conservative

I can’t figure out what rule he broke though


9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:08:28 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Strange story. They guy wrote, "After I moved in with Judith, I met another Jamaican guy on the base and we became friendly."

So, what was he doing on base of he was no longer in service? I didn't think Norfolk Navy Base was an open base.

Oh, another thing. You weren't chained together like slaves. You were chained together like detainees for unlawfully being in the country.

10 posted on 04/13/2014 7:19:35 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Amerika— 5% of the world’s population, 25% of the world’s prisoners....


11 posted on 04/13/2014 7:28:17 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

You don’t belong in my country.

Pack your bags, go back to the jungles you came from and stay there.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“We got married in 2001.”

“I bought my first truck in 2003...”

“The first stop, beginning in June 2010, was the Hampton Regional Jail...”

“On May 30, 2012, at 10 PM was awakened and told to dress. Seventy-two of us were chained and shackled again and put onto another plane.”

I cant find any dates from the 1990s in the article when he served and when he broke the law.


13 posted on 04/13/2014 7:32:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Guy’s either really dumb, or he’s a liar.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 7:40:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

It was a “bit” naive of him to agree to pass on some unknown package to a friend. That said, he probably also didn’t have very aggressive defense counsel. The standard of proof in criminal trials is only one thing that has been buggered in the name of a “war” that can’t touch 90% of the marijuana in commerce.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 7:48:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Finalmente

“You don’t belong in my country.”

He served in our Navy. Did you?


16 posted on 04/13/2014 8:05:33 PM PDT by beelzepug ((you can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Try as I might, I can’t seem to find any real “problem” here to be concerned about.

Yeah, it sucks that the fellow had such a crappy “buddy” send him down the river, but that’s what happens when you associate with scum and offer to be a mule toting around unusual packages. Lots of folks have ended up in far worse straights than this man and his family over a simple “favor” to a friend, and I don’t mean problems stemming strictly from the government. One little “favor” for a shady friend is sometimes the first step that leads to a shallow hole out in the desert - this fellow is lucky he just had to deal with a largely inept and slow-moving bureaucracy.

He wasn’t served well by his ignorance of the law or the judicial system, either during his plea arrangement or during later immigration appeals, but that’s an equal-opportunity pitfall awaiting anyone who takes enough wrong turns. I feel for the man in that regard, it certainly sucks to get caught under the wheels of the behemoth that is the state, and I have nothing but sympathy for him and his family.

However even if absolutely everything written in that story is 100% true and isn’t in the least way, shape or form a misrepresentation of fact, the real tragedy here is that he was left in legal limbo for two decades before the system got around to getting him out of the country like they should have when he plead guilty.

The papers may have found the single most saintly person ever convicted of trafficking, what, 25 or so pounds of drugs. I will admit that possibility. However I understand enough about probability to realize that it would be an intensely stupid mistake to assume that such a hypothetical changes the fact that the majority of people legally subject to deportation damn well need to be deported before they do more harm to this nation and its law-abiding citizens. The real problem is we don’t deport enough.

It’s immoral and counterproductive to dangle the hope of a legitimate life in the faces of criminals living and working here illegally.

On the bright side for this fellow, he managed to ensure that his kids have full citizenship. Those children will have all the opportunity that their basic ability and moral fiber can handle, they will be able to build whatever types of lives they wish to work for. If those children balk at such a path, then they will still be able to live off of the generosity of the state until such a time as the treasury runs dry.

He should take solace in that victory. This nation has not been a welcoming and loving host for any peoples - starvation, disease, warfare, ethnic strife, and exploitation have greeted all immigrants. For centuries our cemeteries have been overflowing with hopeful young men and women who came here looking for a new life and new hope for their families only to be rewarded with short lives and nasty deaths.

Unlike the Pilgrims his children won’t have to worry about starving to death any time soon - instead they’ll probably face the great epidemic threatening our nation’s poor: obesity. Unlike the pioneers they won’t have to work from cansee to cantsee, and risk robbery rape or murder far from the protection of police forces. Unlike the Irish and Italian immigrants of the 19th century, they won’t have to work themselves to death in factories or on the railroad; hell if they don’t want to work we’ll make sure they don’t starve. Those children will have all the education and opportunity they’re willing and able to handle, all they will need to worry about is not committing crimes - a significantly lower bar than our ancestors had to clear when they came to these shores. I’m sorry this fellow wasn’t able to clear that lowly bar, as I said it sucks to fall and be ground under the wheels of the justice system, but if his kids can learn from his example of hard work and the perils of s***head criminal friends, then they’ll do just fine. Even if they don’t, they’ll still have a higher standard of living and more opportunities than the majority of people that have ever lived on this earth.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 8:18:20 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: Finalmente

“go back to the jungles you came from . . .”

Real subtle there...


18 posted on 04/13/2014 8:20:26 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Guy’s either really dumb, or he’s a liar.”

That’s not an either/or proposition friend, in fact those two tend to go hand-in-hand quite frequently.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 8:33:05 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: jameslalor

That too.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 8:34:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: beelzepug

.....I think the point is we give far worse pond scum second, third and forth chances that are not veterans.

Even if the guy delivered a box of grass knowingly, he has done more time than many murderers, rapists and child molesters.

Because he is a veteran, if for no other reason, he deserves a second chance.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I think his worst act is calling for 2 million already deported people to clog up the courts, trying to conflate his story with all 2 million of them.


22 posted on 04/13/2014 9:13:57 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Cen-Tejas

Agreed.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 11:37:06 PM PDT by beelzepug ((you can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

If he was on Active Duty, did not do the paperwork for citizenship, then ETS’d without becoming a citizen, then his current status is HIS fault, not ours.


24 posted on 04/14/2014 12:55:55 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: higgmeister; Gay State Conservative; ObamahatesPACoal; Nifster
You were chained together like detainees for unlawfully being in the country.

I must have missed that part. Where did the article say that he was in this country illegally or that he entered this country illegally? What I read said he entered this country at age 17 with his family. It also stated that his mother still lives here. Many immigrants come into this country legally every year.

Now, I have no way of knowing if everything (or even anything) stated in this story is true, or if he left pertinent information out. I can only go by what is written, and nowhere did I see that he was here illegally.

Nor did I see that he was on the base after he was no longer in the service. He could have lived off base with his girlfriend while commuting to work on the base.

25 posted on 04/14/2014 2:34:10 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: hinckley buzzard

That’s assuming the A-hole actually exists!!!


26 posted on 04/14/2014 5:47:14 AM PDT by ontap
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To: beelzepug
To be fair...there are plenty of veterans who are in jail for some pretty gruesome things. Being a veteran does get one a get out of jail free card! His story while ghastly is pretty much the same every convict has.
27 posted on 04/14/2014 5:56:38 AM PDT by ontap
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To: rmh47
I must have missed that part. Where did the article say that he was in this country illegally or that he entered this country illegally? What I read said he entered this country at age 17 with his family. It also stated that his mother still lives here. Many immigrants come into this country legally every year.

He entered the country legally when he was 17 with a Green Card. He had a felony offense which made him an alien with no right to be here. That is why he was detained and then deported.

28 posted on 04/14/2014 2:43:23 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: rmh47
It is in the article if you do more than scan it.

Nor did I see that he was on the base after he was no longer in the service. He could have lived off base with his girlfriend while commuting to work on the base.

I loved the Navy, but I wanted to go to school, so when my four years were up I decided not to re-enlist. I was honorably discharged and signed up for community college and started working in clubs as a DJ, playing the Caribbean music I love. I was “Dutch B” on a local radio station, and for three consecutive weeks a girl called the station and asked me to play the same song. Her name was Judith, and she was an art student at Norfolk State.

When I was on the air, she was my silent co-host, always by my side. We got married in 2001.

After I moved in with Judith, I met another Jamaican guy on the base and we became friendly. We shared a love for the music and the culture of our home country. One day I bumped into him and he asked for a favor. A friend was sending him a couple of packages from New York, he said, and he didn’t have an address other than the base.

By the narrative it appears he had been on base after he had separated out of service.

29 posted on 04/14/2014 2:57:16 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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