Look at crimes involving Hispanics re...

Look at crimes involving Hispanics reveals complex picture

There are 5290 comments on the Wilkes Barre, PA Times Leader story from Jun 4, 2006, titled Look at crimes involving Hispanics reveals complex picture. In it, Wilkes Barre, PA Times Leader reports that:

HAZLETON - A review of arrest records in the city over the last six years shows that the number of arrests of Hispanics seems in line with the city's booming Hispanic population over the same period.

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#5346 Nov 7, 2012
COLONEL TITO wrote:
Well, Our President has been reelected and this will be very helpful to solving our bias toward immigration. Hopefully those hateful people like Beach baby and his sock puppet Chimpy Wimpy Impy will support our president and his efforts to help those poor latino souls.
I can't speak for everyone, but I had anything to say where and how my tax dollars were to be spent, my top priority would be to help the soldiers returning from the war. Too many hero's retuning to this country with limbs missing and PTSD to count with little or no support from the government that sent them there. The LAST thing we need to do is waste more resources on lazy parasites. People who WORK are not poor. You really want to help those "poor souls"? move back to the chit hole they live in now and improve their F'in country.

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roberto

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#5347 Nov 7, 2012
I love watching you rednecks squirm. LOL

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#5348 Nov 9, 2012
CptTrips wrote:
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I can't speak for everyone, but I had anything to say where and how my tax dollars were to be spent, my top priority would be to help the soldiers returning from the war. Too many hero's retuning to this country with limbs missing and PTSD to count with little or no support from the government that sent them there. The LAST thing we need to do is waste more resources on lazy parasites. People who WORK are not poor. You really want to help those "poor souls"? move back to the chit hole they live in now and improve their F'in country.
Perhaps not for all but you certainly spoke for me.

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#5349 Nov 9, 2012
And here is another future trend setter. Right here in our own Topics listings see: Officials: Suspect in High Speed Chase is Illegal Immigrant. Suspect my butt. He was caught in the act.

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#5350 Nov 12, 2012
In four years how much more debt? This so called president and his ol lady have no idea what they are doing. I am glad captain butthole thruster will be alive to pay off over 16 trillion in debt! I guess I win ---- BBBBBBAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! Georgia went with Romney and predominately republican, you voted with the right - smart move butthole thruster!!!! All of your local government will be conservetive, man that is good for you! Georgia is a beautiful state!!

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hazleton is broke

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#5351 Nov 12, 2012
Our city is broke from the burdens of illegals. The town is majority Hispanic, yet there is no Hispanic voting bloc. This means that the majority of Hispanics are ineligible to vote since they are non citizens.

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#5352 Nov 13, 2012
Beach828 wrote:
In four years how much more debt? This so called president and his ol lady have no idea what they are doing. I am glad captain butthole thruster will be alive to pay off over 16 trillion in debt! I guess I win ---- BBBBBBAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! Georgia went with Romney and predominately republican, you voted with the right - smart move butthole thruster!!!! All of your local government will be conservetive, man that is good for you! Georgia is a beautiful state!!
C'mon Man. You know the Cpl is only posing as a Georgian. His dial up from his Mom's basement allows him to post from providers all over the world. And it is even more beautiful knowing that he isn't there.

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#5353 Nov 13, 2012
hazleton is broke wrote:
Our city is broke from the burdens of illegals. The town is majority Hispanic, yet there is no Hispanic voting bloc. This means that the majority of Hispanics are ineligible to vote since they are non citizens.
And you called that right on the money.

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#5354 Nov 23, 2012
And the beat goes on. And on and on and on.
http://citizensvoice.com/news/three-nabbed-in...

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#5355 Nov 25, 2012
Just a thought. What if I am a racist? And I support laws which allow caucasions to prosper and other ethnicities to fail. Hispanics still wouldn't leave. The ones that work hard are "most likely" (I use that term because ill be honest, some people in life get shafted) will get further and the ones that are egg heads will hurt them self, those around them, and any pride they're people have. This is an internal issue which requires people to hold themselves and those close to them accountable. In the end it'll all work itself out and in the mean time call me what ever you want but ill A.) Keep away from anyone whoes even on probation let alone gang violence and B.) Try my best as to be a catayst in solving the problem from a distance. The numbers don't lie, crime is higher among the finacially less priveliged and they happen to mostly not be white. My voice and votes will go to the individuals who offer solutions to holding the heads down of anyone who causes problems in this country. Then again, some would constrew this as racism.
Beach828

Brownsburg, IN

#5356 Nov 29, 2012
curiositykills wrote:
Just a thought. What if I am a racist? And I support laws which allow caucasions to prosper and other ethnicities to fail. Hispanics still wouldn't leave. The ones that work hard are "most likely" (I use that term because ill be honest, some people in life get shafted) will get further and the ones that are egg heads will hurt them self, those around them, and any pride they're people have. This is an internal issue which requires people to hold themselves and those close to them accountable. In the end it'll all work itself out and in the mean time call me what ever you want but ill A.) Keep away from anyone whoes even on probation let alone gang violence and B.) Try my best as to be a catayst in solving the problem from a distance. The numbers don't lie, crime is higher among the finacially less priveliged and they happen to mostly not be white. My voice and votes will go to the individuals who offer solutions to holding the heads down of anyone who causes problems in this country. Then again, some would constrew this as racism.
The school systems will lower the bar and all children will pass and hold a diploma showing that they are ready for medical school - no matter what. One day you will need surgery and in walks Jose Gonzales Fuente Sorez and he will be your surgeon, because we need more mexican surgeons. Good Luck, you will be on your back strapped to a gurney - no time to complain! Have a great day! BBBBBBBAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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#5357 Nov 29, 2012
Beach828 wrote:
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The school systems will lower the bar and all children will pass and hold a diploma showing that they are ready for medical school - no matter what. One day you will need surgery and in walks Jose Gonzales Fuente Sorez and he will be your surgeon, because we need more mexican surgeons. Good Luck, you will be on your back strapped to a gurney - no time to complain! Have a great day! BBBBBBBAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
What if it's a rottened toothed bible belt, bible thumping redneck for a surgeon ?
Beach828

Brownsburg, IN

#5358 Dec 11, 2012
Mexico: Rivera's plane hit with 'terrible' impact
December 11, 2012 9:23 PM EST
MEXICO CITY (AP)— The plane carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 miles per hour, Mexico's top transportation official said Tuesday.

In the first detailed account of the moments leading up to the crash that killed Rivera and six other people, Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told Radio Formula that the twin-engine turbojet hit the ground 1.2 miles from where it began falling.

"The plane practically nose-dived," he said. "The impact must have been terrible."

Ruiz did not offer any explanation of what may have caused the plane to plummet, saying only that "The plane fell from an altitude of 28,000 feet ... It may have hit a speed higher than 1,000 kph (621 mph)."

Ruiz said the pilot of the plane, Miguel Perez Soto, had a valid Mexican pilot's license that would have expired in January. Photos of a temporary pilot's certificate issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and found amid the wreckage said that Perez was 78.

Ruiz said there is no age limit for flying a civil aviation aircraft, though for commercial flights it's 65. In the United States it's unusual for a pilot to be 78.

The extremely high speeds at which Learjets can fly — close to the speed of sound — make them especially challenging to fly, pilots and safety experts said.

"These aircraft require an awful lot of skill to fly and don't leave a lot of margin for error," said Lee Collins, a cargo airline pilot and executive vice president of the Coalition of Airline Pilot Associations in Washington.

He said that in situations in which a pilot loses control of an aircraft, the plane could "get into a high-speed dive and inadvertently go through the speed of sound." Collins said.

One possible cause for a nose dive like the one described by Mexican officials would be a drastic failure of the flight controls — the ailerons, elevators and stabilizers, said former NTSB board member John Goglia, an aviation safety expert.

"High performance airplanes by their nature have issues," Goglia said. "The airplane flies faster than the human mind (can keep up) sometimes.... It takes a lot of skill to stay in front of that airplane."

Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Rivera and the others killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico early Sunday morning.

Investigators said it would take days to piece together the wreckage of the plane carrying Rivera and find out why it went down.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to help investigate the crash of the Learjet 25, which disintegrated on impact in the rugged terrain in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico.

Human remains found in the wreckage were moved to a hospital in Monterrey, the closest major city to the crash, and Rivera's brother Lupillo was driven past a crowd of reporters to the area where the remains were being kept. He did not speak to the press.

A state official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said investigators were testing DNA from the remains in order to provide families with definitive confirmation of the deaths of their loved ones.

"We're in the process of picking up the fragments and we have to find all the parts," Argudin told reporters on Monday. "Depending on weather conditions it would take us at least 10 days to have a first report and many more days to have a report by experts."

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#5359 Dec 11, 2012
In an interview on Radio Formula, Alejandro Argudin, head of Mexico's civil aviation agency, said Mexican investigators weren't sure yet if the Learjet had been equipped with flight data recorders. He also said there had been no emergency call from the plane before the crash. In the U.S., the plane would not have been required to have a flight data recorder or a cockpit voice recorder.

Fans of Rivera, who sold 15 million records and was loved on both sides of the border for her down-to-earth style and songs about heartbreak and overcoming pain, put up shrines to her with burning candles, flowers and photographs in cities from Hermosillo, Mexico to Los Angeles.

Some Spanish-language radio stations played her songs nonstop.

A brother, Juan Rivera, as well as mother Rosa Saavedra, still held on to hope that she would be found alive.

"I still trust God that perhaps the body isn't hers," Saavedra said in a press conference Tuesday, adding that she could have been kidnapped and another woman was at the crash site. "We're hoping it's not true, that perhaps someone took her and left another woman there."

The 43-year-old California-born Rivera known as the "Diva de la Banda" died as her career peaked. She was perhaps the most successful female singer in grupero, a male-dominated Mexico regional style, and had branched out into acting and reality television.

Besides being a singer, she appeared in the indie film Filly Brown, which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival, and was filming the third season of "I love Jenni," which followed her as she shared special moments with her children and as she toured through Mexico and the United States.

The Learjet 25, number N345MC, with Rivera aboard was en route from Monterrey to Toluca, outside Mexico City, when it was reported missing about 10 minutes after takeoff.

Aviation website FlightAware.com shows that the plane flew from Houston to Toluca on August 31 and had not returned to the U.S. since then. Ruiz said Mexican officials are investigating why the U.S. plane was carrying passengers between two Mexican destinations, something that's against regulation. U.S- registered planes can only fly paying passengers internationally into Mexico. He said the plane's owner, Starwood Management of Las Vegas, said Rivera was not renting the jet, but was receiving a free flight because Starwood thought it would promote the aircraft, which was for sale.

That would be allowed under Mexican law, Ruiz said.

"The Civil Aviation Department has instructions to investigate this point specifically," he said, adding that he's also asking other authorities to verify the company's story about why one of its planes was flying between Mexican destinations.

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the same plane was substantially damaged in a 2005 landing mishap at Amarillo International Airport in Texas. It hit a runway distance marker after losing directional control. There were four aboard but no injuries. It was registered to a company in Houston, Texas, as the time.

Starwood has been the subject of a lawsuit and investigations, though none so far have centered on the plane that carried Rivera.

Another of its planes was seized in September by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in McAllen, Texas.

A federal lawsuit in Nevada filed by QBE Insurance Corp. alleges that a Starwood aircraft was ordered seized by the DEA when it landed in McAllen, Texas, from Mexico on Sept. 12. The New York-based insurer sued in October to rescind coverage for the Hawker 700 jet.

Starwood, in a court filing, acknowledged that the DEA was involved in the seizure of the aircraft.

QBE, based in New York, said the DEA also seized a Starwood-owned Gulfstream G-1159A — insured by another company — when it landed in Tucson from Mexico in February. Starwood said in its court filing that it didn't have enough information to address the allegation.

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#5360 Dec 11, 2012
Whoa!- 600 miles an hour - new speed record!- Express lane out of here! Scratch 7 illegals!

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#5361 Dec 13, 2012
McALLEN, Texas (AP)— Federal prosecutors announced charges Thursday against four officers from a South Texas anti-drug task force who they say took thousands of dollars in bribes to guard large shipments of cocaine.

The officers — two from the Mission police department and two Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies — were members of the "Panama Unit," which is a joint task force between the two agencies that targets drug trafficking, according to prosecutors. Mission's police chief said one of the officers was actually part of a different task force, but a prosecutor's office official didn't immediately respond to an after-hours seeking clarification.

The case sent especially large shockwaves through the local law enforcement community because two of the officers accused are the sons of top local law enforcement officials.

None of the officers has been arraigned, but Mission police officer Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza, 29, made an initial appearance in federal court Thursday on charges of twice possessing cocaine with intent to distribute. U.S. Magistrate Judge Dorina Ramos set Espinoza's bond at $100,000 and ordered him to remain under house arrest with electronic monitoring if he should make bond. She denied his request for a court-appointed attorney.

Espinoza is the son of Hidalgo Police Chief Rodolfo "Rudy" Espinoza. He did not return calls for comment and none of the charges involve his department.

Also arrested was Mission police officer Jonathan Trevino, 29, who is the son of Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.

Two of Lupe Trevino's deputies, Fabian Rodriguez, 28, and Gerardo Duran, 30, were also charged. All three were in custody Thursday afternoon.

Jonathan Trevino's attorney did not immediately respond to a call for comment and it wasn't known if the other two had lawyers. They were expected to appear in court Friday.

"It's been devastating to our family, devastating to the organization," said Lupe Trevino, who as sheriff has accused certain state officials of making Texas' border region sound like a war zone. He said he is cooperating fully with the federal investigation and conducting his own internal review. But he added that he also has responsibilities as a father.

"I have to support my son because he is my son. But I will make sure that the right thing is being done and I'm meeting my obligations," Trevino said. "Nothing is being covered up. I'm being very open with everything."

Trevino said the FBI came to his office around 3 p.m. Wednesday to tell him two of his deputies were targets of an investigation and that his son was, as well. He said the Panama Unit was formed more than three years ago to help Mission clean up its street-level drug crime, and that he couldn't comment on the specifics of the case because it wasn't his investigation.

Federal prosecutors say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement department that conducts internal reviews received a tip in August about Espinoza and another task force member stealing drugs. Local police are often assigned to multi-agency task forces focusing on drug interdiction. Federal investigators set up a sting.

According to prosecutors, a confidential source working for the government told Duran in September that the drug trafficking organization he was working for needed corrupt law enforcement officers to escort drug loads. On Oct. 19, Duran and another individual escorted a load of 20 kilograms of cocaine north from McAllen to the Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias about an hour away. Duran was allegedly paid $4,000, they said.

The officers earned thousands of dollars more for allegedly escorting four more cocaine shipments in November that were part of the sting operation, prosecutors contend.
Beach828

Indianapolis, IN

#5362 Dec 13, 2012
The complaint said all four "utilized their positions as law enforcement personnel to escort and protect loads of narcotics." Nothing in the charging documents accuses them of stealing drugs, which was the original tip.

Mission Police Chief Martin Garza said Thursday that Jonathan Trevino was the only officer from his department assigned to the Panama Unit and that Espinoza was assigned to an ICE task force that had its own supervisor.

Garza said both officers were fired Thursday. The FBI visited his office late Wednesday afternoon to advise him of their investigation and to collect documents related to it. Garza said he cooperated fully and his department would conduct its own investigation.

If the allegations against his officers are proven, Garza said cases they worked on would have to be reviewed with the district attorney. "There's going to be a domino effect," he said.

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#5363 Dec 14, 2012
I would say the Domino Effect will be huge.
Beach828

Brownsburg, IN

#5364 Dec 23, 2012
GREENWOOD -
A 22-year-old Indianapolis man is under arrest in connection with a Saturday morning bank robbery in Greenwood.

Police arrested German Adalberto Lazo on a Class B felony charge of robbery. Lazo is currently being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

Greenwood Police were called to the Bloomfield State Bank on Main Street just before 10:00 am Saturday morning. Witnesses told officers that a man walked into the bank wearing a dark gray hooded jacket, black gloves, a medical style mask and brandishing what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol.

The man approached a teller while holding the pistol in his right hand. He rested his right hand on the counter as he told the teller in broken English, "Give me the money, please."

Both tellers placed their cash trays on the counter and the suspect took money from the trays. He stuffed the cash into his pockets before fleeing from the bank.

After speaking with bystanders, Greenwood Police officers set up a perimeter and quickly found a man matching the suspect's description walking on Country Club Drive south of Main Street. That's two blocks east of the bank.

The man was taken into custody without incident. Police found a large amount of cash in his pockets.

Officers recovered a black BB pistol in a yard west of the bank. All but $2 of the money taken from the bank was recovered.

Lazo told police officers he was out of work and needed money. Police say he confessed to robbing the bank.

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#5365 Dec 24, 2012
Beach828 wrote:
GREENWOOD -
A 22-year-old Indianapolis man is under arrest in connection with a Saturday morning bank robbery in Greenwood.
Police arrested German Adalberto Lazo on a Class B felony charge of robbery. Lazo is currently being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
Greenwood Police were called to the Bloomfield State Bank on Main Street just before 10:00 am Saturday morning. Witnesses told officers that a man walked into the bank wearing a dark gray hooded jacket, black gloves, a medical style mask and brandishing what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol.
The man approached a teller while holding the pistol in his right hand. He rested his right hand on the counter as he told the teller in broken English, "Give me the money, please."
Both tellers placed their cash trays on the counter and the suspect took money from the trays. He stuffed the cash into his pockets before fleeing from the bank.
After speaking with bystanders, Greenwood Police officers set up a perimeter and quickly found a man matching the suspect's description walking on Country Club Drive south of Main Street. That's two blocks east of the bank.
The man was taken into custody without incident. Police found a large amount of cash in his pockets.
Officers recovered a black BB pistol in a yard west of the bank. All but $2 of the money taken from the bank was recovered.
Lazo told police officers he was out of work and needed money. Police say he confessed to robbing the bank.
I would have to say either very quick police response or a very slow walker. Stupid none the less.

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