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Franklin police said they have noticed an increase in the amount of gang activity within the city.

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Doug

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Mar 27, 2008
What the heck is "gang activity"? You don't define it in your story. Is this a bunch of kids hanging out together or have these so called gang members actually committed crimes? If so, what crimes and where? Sounds like a bunch of paranoia to me. Sullivan Farms is a yuppie utopia, there's no crime there. I know, I flippin' live there. This story is ridiculous.

Since: Apr 07

Springfield, TN

#2 Mar 29, 2008
Well let's see these so-called gangs (M-13 and other r Latino gangs are setting up ambushes to kill our cops, terrorizing neighborhoods with attacks against non members. robberies, murders and drugs.

These criminals have illegally invaded our country and we MUST send them packing back to Mexico or where ever they came from. We can only do this by forcing our local governments to enforce the immigration laws and start prosecuting those who hire these criminals.

We are all the victims of these illegals as we are having to pay extra for teachers to teach their children English. At the store we are ask if we want to proceed in English or Spanish. These criminals are stealing jobs for hard working Americans and are taking money that they are NOT earning legally.

Ever since these criminals have been harvesting our food we have had RECORD recalls due to food poisoning. These criminals are here illegally and must be forced to leave and reenter this country legally.

Illegal FREE Tennessee
http://www. jimhaydensworld.com
jml

Hattiesburg, MS

#3 Apr 23, 2008
Why send them back? It just creates a revolving door of illegal immigration.
I say give the border patrol permission and the authority to shoot them as soon as they step foot on US soil.
I'd do the same if one of them steps foot in my house.
you dont matter

New York, NY

#4 Apr 24, 2008
jml and jim hayden i bet you are the two morons that eat mexican food and drink mexican beer when you can afford it, dont even realize illegals actually boost the economy because of unclaimed tax returns, also its the greedy "entrepeneurs" that are hiring illegal immigrants to work for cheap so they can save money for not paying these lazy spoiled americans. By the way for those of you who hate hispanics the most were the reason why your wives and daughters are staying out late at night and coming home all sweaty.

Since: Apr 07

Franklin, TN

#5 Apr 24, 2008
you dont matter wrote:
jml and jim hayden i bet you are the two morons that eat mexican food and drink mexican beer when you can afford it, dont even realize illegals actually boost the economy because of unclaimed tax returns, also its the greedy "entrepeneurs" that are hiring illegal immigrants to work for cheap so they can save money for not paying these lazy spoiled americans. By the way for those of you who hate hispanics the most were the reason why your wives and daughters are staying out late at night and coming home all sweaty.
Actually I have been too busy turning in business that hire illegals to ICE and the IRS. Eat more steaks and potatoes.
you dont matter

New York, NY

#6 Apr 26, 2008
im glad you spend your time trying to do something positive, in your mind, maybe you should use all those resources and figure out how to help people in need no matter what their ethnicity is.

Since: Apr 07

Franklin, TN

#7 Apr 26, 2008
you dont matter wrote:
im glad you spend your time trying to do something positive, in your mind, maybe you should use all those resources and figure out how to help people in need no matter what their ethnicity is.
The more illegals I help find their way back home the more jobs are opened up for Americans so they can support their families.

Yep I'd say that is really a good positive thing I only wish more people would start doing the same. Then just maybe working together we can put every American who needs a job to work.
you dont matter

New York, NY

#8 Apr 28, 2008
your exactly whats wrong with this world, you keep saying americans, but how did they come to be americans? BY MIGRATING from a foreign country!! Anyways can you get off the computer chair lose some weight and maybe find a girl and you might have something better to do in life then make life harder for the people that all they want to do is make a little money to send back to there families so they can eat and maybe have a little luxuries. I think it is a shame that there are alot of those illegals that are commiting crimes, however you cannot punish everyone because a handful of idiots are making mistakes that the innocent people cannot control.

Since: Apr 07

Springfield, TN

#9 May 11, 2008
you dont matter wrote:
your exactly whats wrong with this world, you keep saying americans, but how did they come to be americans? BY MIGRATING from a foreign country!! Anyways can you get off the computer chair lose some weight and maybe find a girl and you might have something better to do in life then make life harder for the people that all they want to do is make a little money to send back to there families so they can eat and maybe have a little luxuries. I think it is a shame that there are alot of those illegals that are commiting crimes, however you cannot punish everyone because a handful of idiots are making mistakes that the innocent people cannot control.
If they are here illegally then they are ALL criminals and MUST be treated as such. We are expected to obey the laws ALL of the Laws and it MUST be the same with those who come here illegally.
MGC

Lebanon, TN

#10 Jul 29, 2008
There is nothing wrong with immigration, as long as it's legal. You mention that we all migrated here. Other than very early settlers the immigrants passed through Ellis Island, or other processing sites and passed through the screening. With the surge of illegal immigrants now we have no idea who is coming in. They could be perfectly fine individuals that just want to make a better life for themself or they could be terrorists for all anyone knows. You stated that the illegals actually boost the economy. You should check your resources on that. The increase in medical costs have literally shut down many hospitals in Southern California and special education costs and in the multi-multi-multi millions of dollars in Southern Cal alone.
J-Oso

Memphis, TN

#11 Jan 9, 2009
Umm maybe you mean MS-13? I can't say one way or the other if Latino gangs are in Franklin or Nashville, I've never seen them only seen a few members even in memphis and since I'm from the west coast I activly question their true connections to the gangs themselves yet the police swear they are active, a few taggings show up and suddenly a place is a hotbed for crime. A Gang is a very loose and broad description.
I guess my whole problem with the statment is how it comes acrossed. "Franklin police said they have noticed an increase in the amount of gang activitiy within the city."
That could be gang tags going up on walls, crossing out of former taggings. Increase in drug movement, what do you classify as gang activity. "Ambushes" are not typical gang activity and if you know anything about Marasalvatrucha they aren't typical gangs. I grew up with them they are based on alot of Guerilla tactics which ambushing falls under, that is hardly "Typical" Gang Activity very few gangs let alone small sets and cliques have the organization that MS does, I can mention a few and I have yet to trully see them with my own eyes between Nashville to Memphis. I have to agree with the other poster it sounds like alot of paranoia, there is no descript incidences. Franklins idea of gang activity could be abunch of suburban jocks spray painting Jason Loves Stacy on a wall..

An before there is any doubt or disdain to my post I am not ridiculing the Franklin PD or anyone for that matter, but it gets old seeing these suddenly important new stories and they give you little to no actual information and media coverage of what is happening or what to look for. I grew up in a gang spent a better part of my young adult life in one and it happens every where they give you a little bit of info just enough to create a mass hysteria so to speak.. Then everything that happens will be connected to the gangs.
J-Oso

Memphis, TN

#12 Jan 9, 2009
Oh... and Mr. Hayden you should do alittle bit of research before you single out any select group. I am Chicano but I am proud to be an american, M-13 (MS-13) is El Salvadorian.

An I'm just curious when was the last time you saw an "American" work in produce fields for 2.50 an hour, just becuase it is better money then in Mexico? Let's not confuse facts with blatent bs. How many true jobs are lost to the big bad migration monster? Would you be willing to shuck your cushy job and run out and work for 12 hours in the Arizona sun picking and wrapping lettuce? I didn't think so.. An maybe just maybe if our city governments worried more about jobs and such in their cities there would be less gang activity if you doubt me, ask yourself this when was the last time you heard a "gangster rap song" titled straight out of beverly hills? or straight out of Manhattan. You don't gangs fester in mid to lower class living areas, area's saturated with bad elements of all types.

Mexicans have come to america for probably the better part of a century probably longer, hell mexico owned part of what is now the United States; fact is everyone wants to blame America's problems on Gangs, or Illegal Immigration things that yes maybe a problem but are not the BIGGEST problem. Let's face facts there is barely any jobs for American's that we would do, let alone those we would never swallow our pride to do.
No one Cares2

Cowpens, SC

#13 Jan 11, 2009
J-Oso wrote:
Oh... and Mr. Hayden you should do alittle bit of research before you single out any select group. I am Chicano but I am proud to be an american, M-13 (MS-13) is El Salvadorian.
An I'm just curious when was the last time you saw an "American" work in produce fields for 2.50 an hour, just becuase it is better money then in Mexico? Let's not confuse facts with blatent bs. How many true jobs are lost to the big bad migration monster? Would you be willing to shuck your cushy job and run out and work for 12 hours in the Arizona sun picking and wrapping lettuce? I didn't think so.. An maybe just maybe if our city governments worried more about jobs and such in their cities there would be less gang activity if you doubt me, ask yourself this when was the last time you heard a "gangster rap song" titled straight out of beverly hills? or straight out of Manhattan. You don't gangs fester in mid to lower class living areas, area's saturated with bad elements of all types.
Mexicans have come to america for probably the better part of a century probably longer, hell mexico owned part of what is now the United States; fact is everyone wants to blame America's problems on Gangs, or Illegal Immigration things that yes maybe a problem but are not the BIGGEST problem. Let's face facts there is barely any jobs for American's that we would do, let alone those we would never swallow our pride to do.
State finds 18 instances of sloppy work by Harlan
By ROB JOHNSON
Staff Writer
Board to weigh more charges against medical examiner
A three-member panel from the state Board of Medical Examiners has so far substantiated 18 violations stemming from the long-running inquiry into the practice of Dr. Charles Harlan, a pathologist who spent three decades performing throughout Tennessee.
Harlan was once medical examiner for Davidson County and chief medical examiner for the state, but now he faces the possibility of civil fines and the revocation of his doctor's license. The panel resumes its open deliberations today and could rule during the session on whether Harlan deserves any sanctions.
The state Department of Health has filed charges in 20 -related incidents, including allegations of botched , sloppy record-keeping, wrong diagnoses and callous behavior to families.
Friend of Mike Taylor, D.A ( my opinion)
could of lied in many cases. because of this i dont think Lonnie Lee Owens should be sitting in jail for so long. Charges should be reduced.
tired

Pompano Beach, FL

#14 Feb 20, 2009
J-oso who gives a damn how much an illegal is making an hour here compared to mexico. The pay and the work is not the case here. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is the problem. Im guessing you are a mexican decend and thats why you are angry..... Well just to clear my bias i am half white and pilipino and i earned the right to be an american. I learned the english language and acquired my citizenship. If you are gonna come to this country at least take the time to learn the native language. the comment you made that no one would want those crappy jobs, well get educated and think a little bit. Those jobs have always been here and we have managed to do those jobs without illegals help. The fact is that americans would love to have those jobs especially now but the illegals are taking them from americans who deserve them.
It does matter

Nashville, TN

#15 Feb 20, 2009
you dont matter wrote:
your exactly whats wrong with this world, you keep saying americans, but how did they come to be americans? BY MIGRATING from a foreign country!! Anyways can you get off the computer chair lose some weight and maybe find a girl and you might have something better to do in life then make life harder for the people that all they want to do is make a little money to send back to there families so they can eat and maybe have a little luxuries. I think it is a shame that there are alot of those illegals that are commiting crimes, however you cannot punish everyone because a handful of idiots are making mistakes that the innocent people cannot control.
Why do you think they are called illegal immigrants in the first place?

Not to overlook the obvious drug problem, I've also heard an average of a dozen or more Arabs cross the Mexican boarder monthly.

As difficult as it is, we need to place a priority on locking down our borders to everyone entering illegally. There is a process called citizenship.
JamesR

Franklin, TN

#16 Feb 21, 2009
franklin, tn is just reeping the benefits of diversity and multiculturalism.

Since: Oct 08

Nashville, TN

#17 Feb 22, 2009
Cut from an email I received and worth reading!

"This is truly informative and I do not understand how things like can be happening. And it does go on all the time. NCL

This is astounding and infuriating.. Why isn't this in the papers? Please read and pass it on.

WHY ARE WE BANKRUPT?
Informative, and mind boggling!

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much?

Read this:

Boy, was I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror
that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS.
I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.
1.$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
Verify at: http://tinyurl.com/zob77
2.$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.h...
3.$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.h...
4.$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
5..$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
Verify at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
6.$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
8.$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt...
9.$200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US .
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/1...
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
Verify at: Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
12. The National policy Institute, estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.'
Verify at: http://www.na tionalpolicyinstitute..org/pdf /deportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.
Verify at: http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm> ;
14.'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States .'
Verify at: http:// www.drdsk.com/articleshtml

The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

Are we THAT stupid? "
youhadtoask

Nashville, TN

#18 Mar 5, 2009
bobt1956 wrote:
Cut from an email I received and worth reading!
"This is truly informative and I do not understand how things like can be happening. And it does go on all the time. NCL
This is astounding and infuriating.. Why isn't this in the papers? Please read and pass it on.
WHY ARE WE BANKRUPT?
Informative, and mind boggling!
You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much?
Read this:
Boy, was I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror
that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS.
I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I also have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.
1.$11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
Verify at: http://tinyurl.com/zob77
2.$2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.h...
3.$2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.h...
4.$12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
5..$17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
Verify at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
6.$3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
8.$90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
Verify at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt...
9.$200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/0...
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US .
Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/1...
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
Verify at: Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
12. The National policy Institute, estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.'
Verify at: http://www.na tionalpolicyinstitute..org/pdf /deportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their countries of origin.
Verify at: http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm> ;
14.'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States .'
Verify at: http:// www.drdsk.com/articleshtml
The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.
Are we THAT stupid? "
YES!
Me Again

La Vergne, TN

#19 Mar 5, 2009
Don't worry now. Obama will just print off another $338.3 billion dollars at the treasury to compensate this country back for last years illegal immigration expenses.
REAL

Mexico

#20 Mar 12, 2009
YAll DONT EVEN KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT GANGS IN FRANKLIN TN. POLICE DONT EVEN GIVE OUT THE RIT INFORMATION.. THAT GANG IS NOT EVEN MS 13... THEY ARE SURENOS 13 AND THEY DONT EVEN LIKE TO BE CONFUSED WITH THEM.. THEY ARE CALLED H.S.L. 13 WHICH IT STANDS FOR HILL SIDE LOCOTES 13.. i lived in their neighbr hood but i moovd out becouse of all the crime that was growing.. i cant believe it, police should be the ones to know about this gangs before making any comments... BUT THAT IS JUST MY OPINION........... feel free to reply..

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