60+ arrested in Beardstown bust

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More than 60 people accused of being in the country illegally face deportation after an overnight raid at a Beardstown meat processing plant. Read more
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uknowit

Beardstown, IL

#46 Jul 9, 2009
yes.... let's get started... where do we start, there all over.. and on summer days they always come out and play in the streets? can we hit them since they play in the street?
LTQuinn

Chicago Heights, IL

#47 Sep 15, 2009
I'm familiar with the situation in Beardstown. Something interesting, I noticed that a person mentioned that shooting that was committed in the 90's by suspect Jorge Ambula(I think that was his name). Incidentally, the bar where the shooting occurred was once owned by my dad and his brother from the mid 70's until the early 80's. After the shooting, the place was torched. At that point, the bar was named "El Flamingo." If I remember correctly, the shooting was a drug deal gone wrong, and in addition, Ambula shot the wrong man. He fled back to Mexico. He was apprehended, but Mexican authorities refused extradition because of Illinois's then active capital punishment.
As far as the situation with illegals, there's two reasons for the problem. One, Cargill Meat Solutions continues to target migrant labor to undercut costs. Second, while Immigration took 60 in the recent raid, there's only been a few raids since the early 90's, and those are far between. For reasons unknown, Immigration has been slow to tackle the problem, be it lack of funding or shortage of man power. Local police agencies have been helpless, for the most part, to address the situation(their hands being tied). Also, someone mentioned there was no gang activity. While this is according to official statistics, rumors of MS13 involvement in the drug trade have been floating around for three or four years. It may be a while before law enforcement can fully obtain and incorporate crime data to assess the validity of this assertions.
taxpayer2

Beardstown, IL

#48 Sep 16, 2009
Beardstown Police are not going to do anything. They sit back and watch, and only do what helps there department out. Just like busting that drug dealer, for ... what his vehicle? Then they want to ride around in it and use it for a police vehicle. I dont ever want to hear the city complain about not having any many. Maybe if they wouldnt drive around in something that gets like 11 miles a gallon on fuel JUST so they can look fancy... All they do is waste our money. When we need help, they don't help. I've had many situations and not ONCE have the police investigated. My first problem someone stole my money, it was on camera. Well the so called cheif was going on vacation.. He said he would take care of it when he got back from vacation. Yeah that NEVER happend. He would never have my vote. He's worthless in my eyes. I bet if it was someone who stole his own familys money he would have investigated a little bit better. This town makes me sick honestly and I wish I never would have moved here. I have never seen a more worthless police department. They let all these mexicans have parades and block of roads for them, adn let them ride on the hood of cars... for a Mexican Indenpendance day.. They are celebrating crossing the border, taking our jobs... and then SENDING there money back to a country that doesnt even support us. And our economy wonders why we are going down. Maybe if they wouldnt let people outside of our country take our jobs work, and then take home those paychecks .... and SEND them to another country... when obvioulsy the money isnt getting spent there.. It will eventually catch up. So maybe the goverment should stop bitching about not having any money etc, and stop letting immigrants come here to work. THEY can have immagration come in easily but everyone is TOO lazy to have to do it because of all the paperwork that gets done.
Methmonster

Moline, IL

#49 Sep 21, 2009
pcpx3 wrote:
Kill a racist win a prize.
Kill my RAZA and ur whole pinche family dies!!!!!
YOU CANT GET RID OF US SO WHY TRY WE R HERE 2 STAY!!!

Bring us some good chit essay.
Methmonster

Moline, IL

#50 Sep 21, 2009
bornandraisedinBeardstown wrote:
I notice most of the comments are negative about the hispanics, I for one, LOVE my hispanic neighbors! They have taken a older house and fixed it up, they keep their yard clean and are quiet. My white neighbors are loud, have garbage blowing everywhere, have orgies on the deck, have dogs in the yard and in my 15 years of living next door I have yet to see them clean up after them, they have a pool where the water is black and has garbage floating in it...shall I go on? Id trade my white neighbors for your hispanic neighbors any time! Born and raised in Beardstown!
Me to as long as they bring with them some good dope.
JESUS

Moline, IL

#51 Sep 22, 2009
patriot wrote:
Why don't all you mexicans go back across the border and fix your own country.
Because you dumbas$es keep buying our dope.
texmex

Birmingham, AL

#52 Jan 13, 2010
blah blah blah all u red neck need to come down to taxas n c how lfe is like if u guy take the MEXICANO out of btown ist gonna b gone
TEX

Houston, TX

#53 Jan 14, 2010
YOU SHOULD WEED YOUR GARDEN BEARDSTOWN.
TEX

Houston, TX

#54 Jan 14, 2010
YOU SHOULD WEED YOUR GARDEN
tugboat

United States

#55 Jan 14, 2010
the whole town as just went to shit...........
Jose

Mattoon, IL

#56 Mar 10, 2010
it will get better as time goes on, Just wait
unknown

Pana, IL

#57 Mar 11, 2010
You know all you people talking about mexicans taking our jobs, isnt true..Us Americans are just to damn lazy to get off the couch and go get a job!!! And so you just put the blame on the mexicans, instead of taking the responseability yourself!!!!!! I think if the mexicans want to work here let them, someone has to do the work...And who cares if they send there money back home,does anyone ask you what you do with you money?(NO)...Lets say this if a mexican, american, and black went in for a job who do you think will get it?????? THE MEXICAN, cause they are harder workers,and are NOT afraid to work!!!!! For ALL the mexican haters, layoff them they are NOT hurting you..(I am in love with a mexican!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Joe

Mattoon, IL

#58 Mar 11, 2010
Maybe Pam could hire some of these guys...
the boss mile 88

Saint Petersburg, FL

#59 May 31, 2010
fu ck mexican beardstown its my att pr
ted

Smithville, OK

#60 May 31, 2010
been there should have been more like 600
wolflove

United States

#62 Dec 15, 2010
My opinion is god created everyone equal. Red yellow black white they are precious in gods eyes. Some of my extended family are hispanic and theyre good people. There is bad in all races. Cant we all just learn to love and accept people for who they are not there nartionality or skin color? God bless america
mexican hater

Beardstown, IL

#63 Mar 25, 2011
well you know if the kkkk was in btown there would not be this problem and there would be changes and all of our white people wouldnt have to be scared now would we the cops need to do there jobs before something happend like the kkkk or get out of the fu cking office and stop treating them like they belong in our town.and maybe thee wouldnt be a drug prob here the reason why cops dont dont do nothing is because the fu cking mexicans pay them off or give them drugs

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