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I'm looking at this objectively. Of course it is a moral and emotional outrage that the victim had to go through this, but I'm looking at the facts. In 2002, 62.6% of federal offenders were US
Thanks for sharing the link.
I'm looking at this objectively. Of course it is a moral and emotional outrage that the victim had to go through this, but I'm looking at the facts. In 2002, 62.6% of federal offenders were US citizens. I also think it's incredibly racist that the judge assumed that because the person did not speak English, he did not understand what a DNA sample was. To me, the core of the issue is that the judge let him go because he believed that the rapist did not know about DNA testing, and DID NOT KNOW HE COULD GET CAUGHT. I'm not sure when "I'm sorry, I didn't know I would get caught" became a legitimate legal defense.
It has nothing to do with English being an official language as far as I'm concerned; it's about justice. Hiring a translator has nothing to do with cutting welfare; yes, we are in debt, but when U.S. citizens offend overseas, we expect English translators, and we should do citizens of other countries the same courtesy. I do not think that this would have been a problem if the Somalian embassy had not been discontinued in 1991, as they would certainly have provided translation services and other assistance to ensure justice.
Funny thing is, there are translators sitting at the social security offices and welfare offices. I would also suppose, if he hadn't spoke to them in any English manner, they would have gotten him a translator, but as the article stated, he did speak some English.
I wonder if anyone has done a study to find out how many Americans overseas actually commit crimes. Seems to me that out of all the people that are citizens here, the percentage rate seems quite a bit low. I would think it would be around 90 or better. If over 30 percent don't even belong here, and it's our burden to house, feed and put them on trial, not including the one's that haven't commited crimes getting benefits that our citizens have worked for, maybe it's time to change the rules of the game. I wonder how many citizens here go overseas to collect benefits, rob, rape and kill their people.
I can see why the embassy closed. There's actually no need for it. We give all immigrants our food, money, and now we hand them our defenseless citizens on a platter. To me, it makes me sad that once, such a great country, has now taken such a great fall.
Now, I am in no way stating that we should not accept immigrants. I am stating that we should accept them as we did in the past. My grandparents immigrated here, learned the language and customs and also worked. There has to be a way to stop the criminals from coming in. Thirty percent is way to high of a number. I wonder what the actual number is considering many commit crimes and hop the boarders to freedom. I would also like to know how many bimmigrants became citizens and commited crimes against the natural citizens.