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  • California officials name new elementary school ... for notorious outlaw hanged for murder

    01/12/2013 6:17:17 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 11, 2013 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Tiburcio Vasquez was one of California's most notorious 19th century bandits, but that did not stop education officials in one county from voting unanimously to name a new school in his honor. Come next August, children in Salinas will be heading to Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary School, unless the Alisal Union School District reconsiders its controversial naming choice. The decision to celebrate the Gold Rush-era outlaw who was hanged for multiple murders and a long string of other crimes in 1875 sparked a public outcry when it was announced last month. Law enforcement officials and even Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter insisted...
  • Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation

    03/19/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation Federal Charges Include Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder for Hire, Kidnapping, Drug Distribution and Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson, U.S. Border Patrol Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Smietana and El Paso Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles announced the arrest of seven individuals charged...
  • BORDER PATROL CRITICIZED: Agents accused of racial profiling in Wayne County NY

    09/22/2009 11:22:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies · 1,180+ views
    Finger Lakes Times, Geneva NY ^ | Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:07 PM CDT | by SEAN McCRACKEN/smccracken@fltimes.com
    SODUS NY— The Border Patrol is again being accused of racial profiling in Wayne County, this time at the dawn of the annual apple harvest that brings thousands of migrants to the area. According to Migrant Support Services organizer John Ghertner — who was there taking photos — and Mi Ranchito owner Primitivo Vasquez, Border Patrol agents blocked off the two entrances to Vasquez’s store Aug. 29, demanding identification from customers before allowing them in. Mi Ranchito is a specialty grocery store that sells Mexican foods, calling cards and other items targeted at migrant workers. Vasquez was born in Mexico...
  • Edén Pastora threatened to attack Honduras

    07/18/2009 7:32:14 PM PDT · by HonCitizen · 20 replies · 1,051+ views
    Diario El Heraldo ^ | 18/07/2009 | redaccion@elheraldo.hn
    Edén Pastora threatened to attack Honduras According to the former military, the Honduran conflict could only be resolved by guns. 18.07.09 - Updated: 18.07.09 06:56 pm - Writing: redaccion@elheraldo.hn Tegucigalpa, Honduras . Former Nicaraguan guerrilla Eden Pastora, threatened to take up arms if there is no agreement in Costa Rica on the return of Manuel Zelaya as president. Pastora, a former Sandinista commander, is known for having led the command that took the National Palace, in the late 70s, during the Somoza dictatorship. See the biography of Eden Pastora According to El Universal of Venezuela, "Commander Zero," he told the...
  • 9 months for killing molestation suspect

    01/05/2007 10:34:24 AM PST · by SmithL · 138 replies · 2,092+ views
    WILMINGTON, Del. - A man was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday for beating to death a 77-year-old man he believed had molested his 5-year-old daughter. Robert Fontanez Jr. pleaded guilty last year to killing Bismark Vasquez. Police have said that although there was no physical evidence to support his daughter's allegations that Vasquez had fondled her, the account she gave police was consistent with what she had told her family. In April, an infuriated Fontanez punched Vasquez so hard that Vasquez went through the back door of his home. Fontanez punched him several more times as he lay...
  • Vasquez challenges Craig for U.S. Senate in 2008

    10/04/2006 8:10:35 PM PDT · by AZRepublican · 13 replies · 639+ views
    KGW-TV ^ | 10/4/06 | REBECCA BOONE
    An outspoken Idaho county commissioner is getting a two-year head start on his bid for U.S. Senate. Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez, known for his battles against illegal immigration, announced Wednesday that he would be challenging fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig in the 2008 election. Vasquez said he was taking on Craig — now in his third term as a U.S. senator — in part because of Craig's stance on immigration reform. Vasquez also said he needed to start early to raise enough money to take on Craig. "It's going to take at least a year to try to...
  • Idaho: Bill Sali Wins GOP Primary for Otter's Seat

    05/23/2006 11:26:18 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 14 replies · 565+ views
    AP ^ | 5-24-06 | Idaho Statesman
    This was a big race, folks. Sali defeated pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, tax-hiking RINO Sheila Sorensen. This was a huge victory for the Club for Growth. The five conservatives in the race did not split the vote enough for the RINO to win.
  • Vasquez reaps anti-immigration contributions in 1st District race

    04/19/2006 11:50:24 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 3 replies · 287+ views
    KTVB ^ | April 18, 2006 | The Associated Press
    BOISE -- Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez has raised more money than any other candidate in the first three months of this year in the race for Idaho's First Congressional District seat. Most of the $125,000 raised by Vasquez has come from out of state donors. Vasquez wants to close the U.S. borders and expel everyone who is in the country illegally. Republican State Senator Bill Sali of Kuna has raised the most money in total, according to the Federal Election Commission. He has raised more than $280,000 and spent about $245,000.
  • Vasquez says he never won Meritorious Service Medal

    12/23/2005 5:55:40 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 31 replies · 921+ views
    KTVB ^ | 12/08/2005 | Associated Press
    NAMPA -- A Republican candidate for Congress from Nampa says that campaign brochures printed by him contain an error. Robert Vasquez says he never won the Meritorious Service Medal while fighting in Vietnam. Vasquez, a Canyon County commissioner who's won attention for his attacks on illegal immigrants from Mexico, says he's sorry for the mistake. He says about 500 brochures were printed before he noticed the error. Vasquez, who lost a leg in combat in Southeast Asia, provided documents that say he was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit...
  • Anti-Mafia Law Used to Fight Illegal Immigrants

    09/21/2005 6:45:14 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 19 replies · 1,054+ views
    Fox News ^ | 21 September 2005
    Officials in Canyon County, Idaho, say that illegal immigrants are costing their county millions of dollars in medical and welfare benefits — millions of dollars the county wants back from agricultural companies, officials say, that knowingly employed undocumented workers. In an unprecedented move, Canyon County is suing several local businesses under the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act. "It's an organized, orchestrated invasion, economic invasion of the United States," said Canyon County commissioner Robert Vasquez. “They're costing the county money in medical indigency welfare cases, and also in crime and other statistical data that we've compiled" The RICO Act...
  • Vasquez for Idaho - July Campaign Newsletter

    07/15/2005 2:04:34 PM PDT · by SC33 · 2 replies · 389+ views
    Vasquez for Idaho ^ | Robert Vasquez
    Vasquez for Idaho - July Campaign Newsletter Courts, Rino's, Carpetbaggers, Secret Deals, and Democrats in Republican Clothing UNITED STATES SUPREME COURTS STRIPS AMERICANS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS: June 24, 2005 Several items have surfaced over the past few days. Most importantly, the decision by the United States Supreme Court allowing municipalities (Cities, and Counties) to "take private property" for "economic benefit." This is a direct assault on the private property concept considered sacrosanct by both the political and judicial branches of government since this nation was founded. It was, I believe, generally accepted by the public that "Imminent Domain" referred...
  • Mexican American takes on illegal immigrants

    06/27/2005 12:09:40 AM PDT · by Victoria_R · 13 replies · 2,935+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 26, 2005 | Rebecca Boone
    Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez entered the race for Congress this month in characteristically provocative fashion, making the announcement at a Mexican restaurant that shares a building with the Idaho Migrant Council -- one of his more vocal opponents. ''My people -- as I'm often accused of turning my back on them -- my people are American. I've got an American flag hanging in my office, not the Mexican chicken-and-worm or whatever it is,'' Vasquez said in a swipe at the eagle-and-snake emblem on the Mexican flag.
  • National Sovereignty Conservative Announces Bid For Congress In Idaho

    06/15/2005 6:03:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez, an opponent of illegal immigration, announces candidacy for Congress.
  • Local Xenophobe wants National Power

    06/15/2005 4:04:20 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 59 replies · 1,044+ views
    Boise Weekly ^ | 6/15/2005 | Nicholas Collias
    Canyon County Commissioner and anti-immigration pundit Robert Vasquez announced on June 10 his intention to run for Butch Otter's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Congressional seat, joining a small handful of Republicans who have expressed interest in the position. The difference between Vasquez and these others is that he only speaks about a single issue: illegal aliens. Most recently, he strong-armed Canyon County into hiring a lawyer to pursue litigation of any businesses found to employ immigrants, although Vasquez prefers different terminology. As he told the Idaho Press-Tribune earlier this year, "That would be like saying Hitler's army marching into Poland was merely...
  • Robert Vasquez announces run for Congress (Idaho First District)

    06/10/2005 3:32:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 985+ views
    KTVB.COM ^ | June 10, 2005
    CALDWELL -- Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez announced today that he is running for Congress in 2006. The Caldwell Republican vowed to do all he can to defend our nation’s borders from illegal immigrants. “How can our federal representatives strive to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, while asking our young men and women to secure a foreign border, but ignoring ours, and allowing millions of illegal aliens to enter literally at will,” Vasquez said. Vasquez stated he does not want to see Idaho become like California and Arizona. “Those who are aware of the illegal aliens overwhelming the medical and...
  • Mexican-American fights illegal immigration

    05/30/2005 2:31:22 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 20 replies · 886+ views
    Intl Herald Tribune via New York Times ^ | 5/31/2005 | Timothy Egan
    To hear people who call into Idaho's leading conservative Talk radio station, Roberto Vasquez is a hero: one of the few politicians to tell it straight.Vasquez, 55, a Republican county commissioner and Mexican-American in part of the country where hispanics are ascendant, has been on a crusade against illegal immigration - what he calls an "imminent invasion" from south of the border.Vasquez has tried to get Canyon County declared a disaster area because of the strain from illegal immigrants. He has also sent a bill to the Mexican government for more than $2 million, that is the cost, he said,...
  • Governor to review disaster request

    01/21/2005 10:31:24 AM PST · by gubamyster · 9 replies · 1,393+ views
    Idaho Press-Tribune ^ | 01/21/05 | staff
    Posted: 01/21/05 - 10:16:10 am MST Idaho Press-Tribune staff BOISE - Gov. Dirk Kempthorne's office has notified Canyon County commissioners that it has received their disaster declaration request and will review it. Tuesday, the commissioners passed a resolution to declare the county a disaster area because of illegal immigration. The matter rests in Kempthorne's hands now. "We have replied to the commissioners that the governor and his staff will give it a thorough review," Kempthorne spokesman Mike Journee said Thursday. "Because of its unique nature, it is something we're going to have to take a pretty close look at." Commissioner...
  • Widening Corruption Allegations Shake NYPD

    03/14/2004 10:37:03 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 247+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 14, 2004 | Tom Hays
    Widening Corruption Allegations Shake NYPD By Tom Hays Mar 14, 2004 Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Late last year, Julio Vasquez and Thomas Rachko donned NYPD raid jackets and set the stage for the city's worst police-corruption scandal in a decade. The veteran detectives stopped a drug courier and allegedly stole nearly $170,000 in cash he was carrying. They didn't know other narcotics officers were watching. Facing a federal indictment, Vasquez and Rachko began cooperating with investigators. Law enforcement officials now say up to 10 other current and former officers, all one-time members of the same narcotics task...