Immigrant Amnesty Debate - Iowa City, IA

Discuss the national Immigrant Amnesty debate in Iowa City, IA.

Do you support Gingrich's suggestion to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants with deep roots in the U.S.?

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alison devereux jones

UK

#1 Jan 23, 2012
where have all the crime come from we all know 99 per cent black or mexican they bring their culture with them drugs rape i am from the united kindom ive seen what they are doing in my country to many immigrants they come over from eastern european where they have commited terrible crimes in their own country and walking the streets in my own country america get them out now

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 24, 2012
alison devereux jones wrote:
where have all the crime come from we all know 99 per cent black or mexican they bring their culture with them drugs rape i am from the united kindom ive seen what they are doing in my country to many immigrants they come over from eastern european where they have commited terrible crimes in their own country and walking the streets in my own country america get them out now
Whites Commit More Crimes Than Blacks, FBI Says

"According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 910,200 of the men and women behind bars last year were black, 777,500 were white and 395,400 were Hispanic.

In 1997, about 9 percent of the black population in the U.S. was under some form of correctional supervision compared to 2 percent of the white population and over 1 percent of other races.

Blacks were two times more likely than Hispanics and five times more likely than whites to be in jail.

But those numbers count only those who were jailed for a crime. In 2003, more than twice as many whites as blacks were arrested and charged with a crime, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.

Of 9.5 million offenses charged, 6.7 million whites were arrested, compared to 2.5 million blacks.

The most common crimes were drug abuse violations, resulting in arrest of 770,430 whites and 381,006 blacks.

Whites were far more likely to be arrested driving under the influence. Of 998,035 total offenses, 877,810 of those arrested where whites.

Blacks, meanwhile, were more than twice as likely as whites to be arrested for gambling, 5,153 to 1,964.

And while blacks comprise about 13 percent of the population, they were charged with most of the robberies, 40,993 compared to 33,070 for whites, and nearly as many homicides--4,395 black and 4,454 white.

Whites outnumbered blacks about 2-1 in arrests for other crimes, including rape (11,766-6,114), aggravated assault (203,076-103,697), burglary (143,889-103,697) and larcey/theft (556,215-233,806.)

Whites also were most often arrested for motor vehicle theft, arson, other assaults, fraud, embezzlement, dealing in stolen property, vandalism, weapons charges, prostitution, sex offenses, crimes against families and children, liquor laws, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, curfew and loitering, suspicion, as runaways and all other offenses not including traffic."

http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php...
Viking

Battle Creek, MI

#3 Jan 28, 2012
Developing data to produce public alarm. Just another method of blending the New Government of America into divising more laws to control its citizens. Stealing Freedom any way it can.

After all we don't need those old worthless Constitutional rights.

The U.N. know better. That is who you work for isn't it. THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM...

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#4 Feb 10, 2012
alison devereux jones wrote:
where have all the crime come from we all know 99 per cent black or mexican they bring their culture with them drugs rape i am from the united kindom ive seen what they are doing in my country to many immigrants they come over from eastern european where they have commited terrible crimes in their own country and walking the streets in my own country america get them out now
Good advice. Iowa City used to be a safe place to live but with the arrival of Chicago gangs and violent Hispanics, it has changed considerably.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#5 Feb 10, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
<quoted text>
Whites Commit More Crimes Than Blacks, FBI Says
"According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 910,200 of the men and women behind bars last year were black, 777,500 were white and 395,400 were Hispanic.
In 1997, about 9 percent of the black population in the U.S. was under some form of correctional supervision compared to 2 percent of the white population and over 1 percent of other races.
Blacks were two times more likely than Hispanics and five times more likely than whites to be in jail.
But those numbers count only those who were jailed for a crime. In 2003, more than twice as many whites as blacks were arrested and charged with a crime, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
Of 9.5 million offenses charged, 6.7 million whites were arrested, compared to 2.5 million blacks.
The most common crimes were drug abuse violations, resulting in arrest of 770,430 whites and 381,006 blacks.
Whites were far more likely to be arrested driving under the influence. Of 998,035 total offenses, 877,810 of those arrested where whites.
Blacks, meanwhile, were more than twice as likely as whites to be arrested for gambling, 5,153 to 1,964.
And while blacks comprise about 13 percent of the population, they were charged with most of the robberies, 40,993 compared to 33,070 for whites, and nearly as many homicides--4,395 black and 4,454 white.
Whites outnumbered blacks about 2-1 in arrests for other crimes, including rape (11,766-6,114), aggravated assault (203,076-103,697), burglary (143,889-103,697) and larcey/theft (556,215-233,806.)
Whites also were most often arrested for motor vehicle theft, arson, other assaults, fraud, embezzlement, dealing in stolen property, vandalism, weapons charges, prostitution, sex offenses, crimes against families and children, liquor laws, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, curfew and loitering, suspicion, as runaways and all other offenses not including traffic."
http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php...
You don't suppose more whites are arrested due to the fact there are more white people than black ones? 2010 Census: White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 72.4%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 12.6%

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#6 Feb 11, 2012
Logan wrote:
<quoted text> You don't suppose more whites are arrested due to the fact there are more white people than black ones? 2010 Census: White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 72.4%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 12.6%
I'am black and i have never been arrested nor my 2 sons 27 & 25.

I did have a parking ticket 11 years ago and a speeding ticket 20 years ago outside of Hollaman AFB NM.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#7 Feb 12, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
<quoted text>
I'am black and i have never been arrested nor my 2 sons 27 & 25.
I did have a parking ticket 11 years ago and a speeding ticket 20 years ago outside of Hollaman AFB NM.
I'm white and I likewise have never been arrested; so should we conclude that race is not the reason some are arrested but behavior? The police do not go around searching for arrest potentials according to their color. One's character determines one's actions, but, on the other hand, one's race does have a bearing on his behavior. There are those who have grievances against another race because of real or imagined past wrongs, so race does have a bearing in many crimes. A perfect example is the Zebra killings in the 1970s, where members of the Nation of Islam murdered whites because of their race. On the opposite side are KKK, etc., who murdered blacks because of their race.

Back to the subject: I do not believe the color of one's skin causes a policeman to arrest a person. Behavior is the key.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#8 Feb 12, 2012
Logan wrote:
<quoted text>I'm white and I likewise have never been arrested; so should we conclude that race is not the reason some are arrested but behavior? The police do not go around searching for arrest potentials according to their color. One's character determines one's actions, but, on the other hand, one's race does have a bearing on his behavior. There are those who have grievances against another race because of real or imagined past wrongs, so race does have a bearing in many crimes. A perfect example is the Zebra killings in the 1970s, where members of the Nation of Islam murdered whites because of their race. On the opposite side are KKK, etc., who murdered blacks because of their race.
Back to the subject: I do not believe the color of one's skin causes a policeman to arrest a person. Behavior is the key.


I have spent time outside the country, imagine a black man walking downtown in a small village in Denmark going to the post office never getting a second look from anybody. The only place in the world from Korea, Philippines, Japan, Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain the only place where i was ever stopped and questioned by police was in the good old USA. The land of freedom.

Some people seem to think that some people of a certain color are predisposed to harm them. I have walked by people's cars and hear them locking their doors. When i go out in public i'am aware of my surroundings, i got my eye on everyone, black, white, brown, red or yellow. I feel that most white people feel safe when surrounded by whites in a white area or state. That why some of them end up in someone's freezer or in a trunk of a car in a plastic bag in small pieces.

Alot of crime has to do with who's poor. Doctors and lawyers don't go out and rob banks, but they commit other crimes. Being black i'am also been crime free, never robbed or beaten up but then again i'am almost always where i'am suppose to be. My mother and father raised us pretty good , gave the tools to make good choices.

“God Save America ”

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#9 Feb 12, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
<quoted text>
I have spent time outside the country, imagine a black man walking downtown in a small village in Denmark going to the post office never getting a second look from anybody. The only place in the world from Korea, Philippines, Japan, Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain the only place where i was ever stopped and questioned by police was in the good old USA. The land of freedom.
Some people seem to think that some people of a certain color are predisposed to harm them. I have walked by people's cars and hear them locking their doors. When i go out in public i'am aware of my surroundings, i got my eye on everyone, black, white, brown, red or yellow. I feel that most white people feel safe when surrounded by whites in a white area or state. That why some of them end up in someone's freezer or in a trunk of a car in a plastic bag in small pieces.
Alot of crime has to do with who's poor. Doctors and lawyers don't go out and rob banks, but they commit other crimes. Being black i'am also been crime free, never robbed or beaten up but then again i'am almost always where i'am suppose to be. My mother and father raised us pretty good , gave the tools to make good choices.
It’s very interesting that the US, your own country, was the only place you were stopped and a shame.

I have to admit the truth of your statement,“Some people seem to think that some people of a certain color are predisposed to harm them”; but because of experiences I personally had, I must say there is reason for that reaction, no offense intended. In a former job, I was compelled to work in an area where I was surrounded by members of NOI and the Black Panthers, and they gave me good reason to react that way. Three of them surrounded my car one day in an attempt to make me stop for them. I felt they had nothing good in mind.

However, I react much the same way when near a group of men of any race if I am alone.

The best friend I have ever had was black. Oddly, we never encountered prejudice in white areas but did frequently in black neighborhoods. Sadly, she took her life by jumping off an interstate bridge. She was like a sister to me and will never be forgotten. Sorry for the personal note, but this conversation reminded me of her.

Your statement “I feel that most white people feel safe when surrounded by whites in a white area or state” is true, as is the one following it. It’s amazing that so many are so naïve as to trust someone simply because they are the same race.
I agree that poverty a great deal to do with crime. Many of the parolees I used to place on jobs had gone to prison because of committing crimes due to poverty.
You are smart to be careful where you go. Sounds like you have smart parents.
guesswho

Seattle, WA

#10 Mar 21, 2012
ALISON DEVEREAUX- I TELL YOU -EVERYBODY WANTS TO LIVE IN A NICE WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD -NOT ALL WANT TO BE PART OF IT OR CONTRIBUTE-THE BEST STANDARD OF LIVING IS IN EUROPE -IF I EVER COME INTO MONEY I WOULD MOVE TO SCANDANAVIA-DOES ANYONE EVERY SAY HEY UGANDA SOUNDS NICE THIS TIME O YEAR? OR HOW ABOUT CHINA? OR RUSSIA? HMM AND IS OAKLAND,CA OR COMPTON A VACATION DESTINATION FOR ANYBODY? HOW BOUT WASHINGTON D.C? AS MOST BIGGER CITIES FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO CHICAGO ARE SELF SEGREGATED AS IS TEXAS DALLAS/FT WORTH ITS JUST THE WAY IT IS
guesswho

Seattle, WA

#11 Mar 21, 2012
LOGAN-yeah funny how that happens-now we have half of california fleeing their mess up here-after finanincing their states extortion by mexico-now oregon and washington are the same trashed out fear infested,crime ridden police state californians just ran from-and the worst part is californians have no conscience about dumping it on another free state to save their own skins! we had a nice low crime,somewhat civil,clean state here for the past 50 years or so -that has been infiltrated by the fleeing toolbags who are digging for "humanity" like gold and silver only to sabotage themselves and everyone else again!
guesswho

Seattle, WA

#12 Mar 21, 2012
LOGAN-THE REASON IS THAT CALIFORNIAN ITSELF IS IN SOME TIME WARP OR PROGRESS(third world country)WHICH STOPPED EVOLVING IN 1980S AND JUST TURNED INTO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY-SO ITS LIKE BACK TO THE FUTURE-SETTING HUMANITY AND AMERICA BACK 30 YEARS!(technology aside)AND SINCE CALIFORNIANS DON'T HAVE TO ACTUALLY LIVE WITH THEIR "LIKE GENIUS" MESS THEY JUST RUN OUT ON THE BILL AND LEAVE THE MESS FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO CLEAN UP -AND THINKING ITS JUST A BIG JOKE!
guesswho

Seattle, WA

#13 Mar 21, 2012
LOGAN-AND BY RICH WHITES GIVING MEXICANS FREE CITIZENSHIP FOR BEING "MEXICAN"(since mexico has no redeeming value for america aside from cheap labor)MEXICO HAS BEEN A LEECH ON AMERICA FOR THE PAST 200 YEARS AND HAS DONE NOTHING BUT FINANCE CORRUPTION ENSLAVE THEMSELVES AND JUST LIKE THEIR AZTEC ANCESTORS BEFORE WHO SABOTAGED THEMSELVES THROUGH THEIR OWN GREED AND NEED FOR EXPANSION WILL DO THE SAME THING TO AMERICA!
WHO WOULD EVEN ENTERTAIN THE NOTION OF FINANCING MEXICOS MESS TO AMERICA WITH ALL THE BENEFITS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY'RE "MEXICAN"(is a racist premise anyhow)AND BY DOING SO ONCE AGAIN YOU KICK THE BLACK MAN IN THE NUTS BY ALL THEIR YEARS OF SUFFERING TO GET THEIR RIGHTS IN AMERICA?
how u doing

Falfurrias, TX

#14 Jun 11, 2014
I live close to border ,i can say for a fact not only people from mexico filter through here . there is a large amount of other nationalities that come through,[middle eastern,asian further southern americans] some are wanted terrorist ,gang ,drug,cartel affiliated .In the past if mexican was around your property he would ask for what could be spared [water, food] w respect ,& many would work it off ,clean your yard or other odd jobs. Now these new ones that are filtering through here are just demanding,some homes have even been broken into and ransacked for food,etc.Its in the news around here or just town talk ,it is also scary because of the gang cartel members .there have been kidnappings ,threats w guns for their needs.So yes i agree ,something needs to be done .Washington DC is up north, we are the ones that see firsthand what crosses through & the effects of such people. by the way they also bring disease there have been cases of tb,hyp among ems,& border patrols,now they will not touch one with out gloves.
just some info

Del Rio, TX

#15 Aug 22, 2014
http://littlevillagemag.com/study-shows-ic-po...
Read this! Then maybe you will think differently.

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Since: May 11

District of Columbia

#16 Sep 4, 2014
Grich has been very wrong before!

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