Demand rising for officers who speak Spanish

Sep 2, 2007 Full story: Lubbock Avalanche 195

“When you are dealing with a high-risk situation where a crime has been committed, if a person doesn't understand (you), they could get injured or killed as a result”

In scratchy tones on police scanners, the call can be heard occasionally between codes and street addresses: "Spanish-speaking officer needed." Local law enforcers experience language barriers daily, moreso in ... via Lubbock Avalanche

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Texas_hunter

El Paso, TX

#206 Nov 14, 2008
amy wrote:
if you live in a country that speak Different language you should learn that language or go where that language is spoken not blaming someone eles for not undrstanding you for speaking a Different language than the one that is manly sopken I think that we are catering to much the people that speak diffrent languages if you want to live in the us you should know and speak the language
Learn how to spell before you try to make another person learn a language. Im not saying that we should not learn the language of the country your in. Im just saying practice what you preach!!!!!!!!!!
Mooche

United States

#207 Nov 16, 2008
If they are illegal send them home no matter the language they speak. If they are here legal, learn english, use it and welcome.

“I love my life!”

Since: Oct 08

Rainbow, Texas

#208 Nov 17, 2008
Amen.
The solution

Plano, TX

#209 Nov 17, 2008
Mr-BIGG MOUTH - in LAMESA wrote:
<quoted text>
Because thats what it all boils down to right? Kepp in mind yall are trying to kick us MEXICANS out of a country didn't belong to yall in the First PLACE!!! I got an idea, how about getting all the people that dont't like us moving in, to pack thier stuff and move out!!!!
hey moron. Do you think Mexico was originally settled by Mexican's? No it was people like the Inca's, and Mayans. Not by half breed spanish settlers.
How about this for a solution. Pack up every criminal who has no legal right to be here and ship them out. The waiting list for real citizens is years long. It has nothing to do with race, until some whiny libertard plays the race card. it is about illegal entry into our country and the felonious identity theft that results.
aka

Broken Arrow, OK

#210 Nov 24, 2008
Mr-BIGG MOUTH - in LAMESA wrote:
<quoted text>If thats the case, then why do you WHITE people keep MOLESTING your own grandchildern when they tell you not to in plain ENGLISH? Who is really the pig in this country? You white boys crack me up like yall act like your ancestors were born here! We are all IMMEGRANTS to this country, whether you like or not.
couldnt agree with you more on that, my white friend jim bob is in love with his grandmother, and his niece is in love with his brother, i mean uncle, a hell you get the picture! or was it father, i dont know you white folks got me so confused. its killin me. i told them white folk, that they best be cookin up some good ol buiscuits and gravy for the weddin, ma and pa and cousin billy bob and his wife cousin, mary sue are comin too! hell, they so excited, they said they were going shower 2 weeks before the weddin. stupid white ignorance, they even have a language of their own.
SKYLER

Levelland, TX

#211 Nov 24, 2008
aka wrote:
<quoted text>couldnt agree with you more on that, my white friend jim bob is in love with his grandmother, and his niece is in love with his brother, i mean uncle, a hell you get the picture! or was it father, i dont know you white folks got me so confused. its killin me. i told them white folk, that they best be cookin up some good ol buiscuits and gravy for the weddin, ma and pa and cousin billy bob and his wife cousin, mary sue are comin too! hell, they so excited, they said they were going shower 2 weeks before the weddin. stupid white ignorance, they even have a language of their own.
Man your something else dude
Irlanda

Dublin, Ireland

#212 Jan 3, 2009
Perhaps Americans should try and master the English language before they begin to launch into Spanish- I've lost count of the amount of foreigners who have been perplexed at how the Americans' English is so poorly expressed. I fully support the educating of Americans in at LEAST one foreign language so they can speak it fluently and as the second most widely spoken language Spanish is a particularly important language to know. In Europe it is not uncommon for people to speak many languages fluently- I'm 18 and speak 4 languages perfectly, but Americans think that it is beneath them to learn other people's languages because the world revolves around the USA. Bullshit. I'd rather see more brown necks than rednecks in the south thank you very much.
Mooche

Abilene, TX

#213 Jan 3, 2009
Irlanda wrote:
Perhaps Americans should try and master the English language before they begin to launch into Spanish- I've lost count of the amount of foreigners who have been perplexed at how the Americans' English is so poorly expressed. I fully support the educating of Americans in at LEAST one foreign language so they can speak it fluently and as the second most widely spoken language Spanish is a particularly important language to know. In Europe it is not uncommon for people to speak many languages fluently- I'm 18 and speak 4 languages perfectly, but Americans think that it is beneath them to learn other people's languages because the world revolves around the USA. Bullshit. I'd rather see more brown necks than rednecks in the south thank you very much.
To each his own.

“I am what I am”

Since: Sep 08

Levelland

#214 Dec 15, 2010
Texas_hunter, take your own advice. "Grammer" should be "grammar"; "some-one" should be "someone"; "im" should be "I'm"; and you have the ellipses all wrong.
Texas_hunter wrote:
First of all you should learn grammer and how to spell before you try to make some-one else learn a language that im sure comes difficult to them. Now im not saying that we should not learn the language of the country we are in. I totally agree with this, what would it hurt to have some-one translate for a person that does not understand the other persons language......
RETIRED

El Paso, TX

#215 Dec 15, 2010
Taxpayer wrote:
They are searching for someone who can say "I`m sorry but you have to go back to Mexico" in Spanish.
I can say that!!! give me a gun and I can enforce it too!!
RETIRED

El Paso, TX

#216 Dec 15, 2010
Irlanda wrote:
Perhaps Americans should try and master the English language before they begin to launch into Spanish- I've lost count of the amount of foreigners who have been perplexed at how the Americans' English is so poorly expressed. I fully support the educating of Americans in at LEAST one foreign language so they can speak it fluently and as the second most widely spoken language Spanish is a particularly important language to know. In Europe it is not uncommon for people to speak many languages fluently- I'm 18 and speak 4 languages perfectly, but Americans think that it is beneath them to learn other people's languages because the world revolves around the USA.****. I'd rather see more brown necks than rednecks in the south thank you very much.
Sorry sugah but chinese is even more popular than the spanglish. I learned Spanish not spanglish but since I live in the USA and our language is ENGLISH then I personally think our visitors legal or not should learn to speak the Language of the Host country just as I did when I lived in Overseas and as I did when I visited Mexico I did not expect the people of my host country to learn my language to accommodate me.. The Aztec and Mayans were in an area of what is NOW Mexico but was not even charted territory until the Spaniards came and taught the Indian natives to speak Spanish at the points of their swords. and the part of the US that the Mexicans claimed to own belonged to the Native American Indians before they were all but wiped out by the disease carrying Spaniards and their Pedophile priests..........The Mexicans as a country did not exist as anything more than a collection of very small colonies belonging to Spain. The land you claim in the USA was won and/or bought from Spain before Mexico was even a word. Get over yourselves! Mexico cannot fight it's way out of a wet paper bag or there would be no Cartel wars going on.
Ugh

El Paso, TX

#217 Dec 15, 2010
The problem is that our gov't, our cities and our states cater to Mexicans. ESL, give me a break.
If you are here in the USA learn the language and if you don't like it go back to your Mexico Lindo. Mexicans come here and fail to realize that they are visitors. They are the most loud, obnoxious and racist people that I have come across. If you are ever shopping at any local stores you can pin point them a mile away. No wonder there is so much animosity growing against Mexicans in the USA. It isn't getting any better it is only getting worse. Now our govt wants to give amnesty to so many by passing the Dream Act, what a joke.
Afghan Vet

El Paso, TX

#218 Dec 15, 2010
No Abla, I thougth this was the USA. I served our country 24 years. This put a bad taste in my mouth. Are we trying to support Illegal Aliens in this matter?
Finepix

Cedar Park, TX

#219 Dec 17, 2010
If I was a cop I would beat the English out of them.
Finepix

Cedar Park, TX

#220 Dec 17, 2010
Ugh wrote:
The problem is that our gov't, our cities and our states cater to Mexicans. ESL, give me a break.
If you are here in the USA learn the language and if you don't like it go back to your Mexico Lindo. Mexicans come here and fail to realize that they are visitors. They are the most loud, obnoxious and racist people that I have come across. If you are ever shopping at any local stores you can pin point them a mile away. No wonder there is so much animosity growing against Mexicans in the USA. It isn't getting any better it is only getting worse. Now our govt wants to give amnesty to so many by passing the Dream Act, what a joke.
And you forgot to say they smell awful.

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