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  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS INVESTIGATES: Felony Gun Convictions Often End With No Prison Time

    10/31/2014 8:16:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    KSTP ^ | 10-30-14 | Stephen Tellier
    EYEWITNESS NEWS spent weeks analyzing more than 1,800 cases across Minnesota - murders, robberies, burglaries, and assaults, all involving firearms, as well as many cases of previously convicted felons being caught with guns. In more than half of such cases, the convicted felon received less than the minimum sentence. And whether they spent any time in prison varied greatly from judge to judge and courtroom to courtroom. Daylight was beginning to dwindle. Leaves were beginning to litter the landscape. Fall was beginning to descend on Folwell Park. "This is where kids come. This is their sanctuary," said John Joyce, who...
  • Illegal alien charged with child's death allowed to go free on bond

    10/07/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by AuntB · 15 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials announced that Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes, 19, has been free on bond since September 21. She reportedly left her 2-year-old nephew trapped in her car for eight hours, resulting in the child's death. Miramontes has been charged with child abuse resulting in death. She was arrested on August 5, after admitting to police that she left the boy, Gabriel Torres, outside the Precious Moments Daycare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she worked. Despite her illegal status, she was released on only a $500 bond from the Metropolitan Detention Center, where she had been...
  • The Daqduq Disgrace Obama releases a terrorist rather than send him to Gitmo

    12/19/2011 5:37:42 PM PST · by seekthetruth · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 19, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    One of the most widely photographed acts of President Obama's first year in office was his symbolic pre-dawn salute to the caskets of U.S. soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base. In the case of a terrorist named Ali Musa Daqduq, who was released yesterday from U.S. custody in Iraq, the President is letting down those fallen soldiers and their families. Daqduq is a Lebanese national and top Hezbollah operative who in January 2007 masterminded the ambush, kidnapping and murder of five American soldiers in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Arrested by U.S. forces in Basra two months later, Daqduq...
  • A system's fatal flaws ( Thousands of inmates admit they're in the U.S. illegally)

    11/16/2008 9:18:00 AM PST · by HollyButler · 8 replies · 502+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 16, 2008 | SUSAN CARROLL
    Federal immigration officials allowed scores of violent criminals — some ordered deported decades ago — to walk away from Harris County Jail despite the inmates' admission to local authorities that they were in the country illegally, a Houston Chronicle investigation found. A review of thousands of criminal and immigration records shows that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn't file the paperwork to detain roughly 75 percent of the more than 3,500 inmates who told jailers during the booking process that they were in the U.S. illegally. Although most of the inmates released from custody were accused of minor crimes, hundreds...
  • Police Find Suspected Illegal Immigrants (Catch & release, again)

    06/16/2006 8:28:41 AM PDT · by txdoda · 18 replies · 443+ views
    The Patriot News ^ | 6-16-06 | John Beauge
    SHAMOKIN - More than a dozen suspected illegal immigrants were discovered Wednesday but not detained at a strip mall construction site, authorities said. None of the 18 Spanish-speaking laborers could be detained because the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency did not have agents available to go to the scene, and other law enforcement agencies did not have jurisdiction, District Attorney Anthony J. Rosini said. The raid was conducted after Rep. Robert E. Belfanti Jr., D-Mount Carmel, received a tip of possible child labor law violations at the site in Coal Twp., Rosini said. About two dozen workers laying blocks...
  • Man Sentenced For Throwing Rocks @ Border Patrol Chopper

    04/15/2006 12:06:26 PM PDT · by txdoda · 34 replies · 810+ views
    Azstarnet/AP ^ | 4-14-06 | The Associated Press
    An illegal immigrant who tried to bring down a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter by throwing rocks at it was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison, the U.S Attorney's office said. Antonio Eretza-Florez, 33, will also be on supervised release for 36 months following his release for the July, 2004 incident. Eretza-Florez was a passenger in a stolen vehicle packed with immigrants that a police officer in Huachuca City tried to stop. A chase ensued and the officer ran his patrol car into a ditch. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived to help, and a helicopter and an unmanned aerial vehicle...
  • Bonilla demands review of OTM release policy

    07/31/2004 9:51:44 AM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 6 replies · 388+ views
    Del Rio News Herald ^ | 31 July 2004 | Karen Gleason
    Releasing undocumented immigrants to roam freely in the U.S. is "a terrible policy," U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla told Del Rio and Eagle Pass leaders during a press conference in Del Rio Friday, and announced he is asking the Department of Homeland Security to take a hard look at the issue. "If these people were being released in your neighborhood I am sure you would be outraged. This is happening in the communities I represent and I am outraged," Bonilla said in a letter Thursday to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. Bonilla released copies of the letter during his...