The Monitor's View:
“A survey released last week by the Pew Hispanic Center found more than four in 10 Mexicans are willing to leave their country to live in the US. One in five would risk a dangerous, illegal border crossing. Most surprising, one in three college graduates wants to flee. Before Washington takes up immigration reform this fall, it needs to take a hard look at Mexico's disillusionment.” ---- Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
MEXICAN CAR THIEVES
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Are all Mexicans criminals? The statistics would suggest they are certainly so inclined. But then MEXICO is one of the most corrupt and violent countries in the hemisphere.
The Mexican drug cartel is now raking in tens of billions along our NO WALL - OPEN BORDERS for “cheap” labor and bigger corporate profits. The cost of this “cheap” labor is nearly 300 billion paid out every year in social services to illegals. In sanctuary city Los Angeles welfare to illegals is nearly $50 million PER MONTH.
OBAMA HAS HALTED THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WALL, TAKEN BORDER PATROL OFF, AND CUT FED FUNDING FOR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT IMPEDE FURTHER MEXICAN INVASION AND OCCUPATION! IT IS THE OBAMA HISPANDERING FOR THE ILLEGALS’ VOTES PLAN! HIS DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY UNDER LA RAZA NAPOLITANO IS NOW “HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP AND NEW LA RAZA DEMS’ VOTERS!”
WE’VE WITNESSED HISPANDERING BARACK OBAMA FLIP OFF THE INTERESTS OF AMERICANS (LEGALS) IN ARIZONA. NOT A WORD OUT OF HIS BIG MOUTH ABOUT THE STAGGERING CRIME WAVE THE PEOPLE IN ARIZONA CONTEND WITH UNDER FORCED OCCUPATION BY MEXICO! HE’D HAS AND WILL SELL US ALL OUT TO HIS BANKSTER DONORS, ILLEGALS, AND THIRD WORLD SAUDI DICTATORS.
In 2003, according to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, 57,600 cars were stolen in Phoenix. It is now the car-jacking capital of the world. Most were SUV’s and pickup trucks. At a conservative average of $15,000.00 per vehicle, owner losses exceeded $864 million. Insurance companies in the state suffered incredible claims from policyholders. Arizona is the temporary home of 500,000 illegal aliens. They cost Arizona taxpayers over $1 billion annually in services for schools, medical care, welfare anchor babies, loss of tax base and prisons. Illegals use those vehicles for smuggling more people and drugs from around the world into our country. When the vehicles are recovered, they are smashed-up wrecks in the desert. If not found, they have new owners south of the border as thieves drive the cars through the desert and into Mexico as easily as you drive your kids to soccer practice.
Mexican counterfeit CD, DVD’s are up to 5 billion.
ID theft and shop lifting costs legals millions.
What about CAR THEFT?
America's Car Theft Hot Spots
Jacqueline Mitchell 07.11.08, 5:12 PM ET
What are the three most important things when buying a home or setting up a business? Location, location, location. Turns out those are the three most important things to car thieves too.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which has been tracking stolen vehicle rates by state since 1985, released its annual report identifying the most stolen cars in 2007 earlier this week. Ahead of that report's release, in the spring the group announced which American cities have the highest rates of car theft. Like everyone else, car thieves just love sunny California.
MEXIFORNIA WINS “HOTTEST MEXICAN CAR THEFT ZONE AWARD”
The NICB tracks metropolitan statistical areas for vehicle theft rates, determining them by the number of vehicle theft offenses per 100,000 habitants using the 2007 U.S. Census population estimates. Four of the top 10 cities for auto theft in 2007 are in California‑‑and all four are in the top five, in fact.
Modesto, Calif., ranks at No. 1, with San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos in the third spot, Stockton in fourth and San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont in fifth place. The city in second place, the only one in the top five not in California, is Las Vegas/Paradise.
"One huge factor is that there are more vehicles in California than any other state, making it a target‑rich environment to begin with," says Frank Scafidi, NICB spokesman. "The proximity to international borders and seaports is also a factor. Both are widely used in the illegal exportation of stolen vehicles."
Used Cars Make A ComebackBut the main attractions are the car theft hot spots conveniently located near the Mexican border. A quick trip across and crooks can quickly unload stolen cars‑‑or their parts‑‑without hassle or question. That's why Texas, New Mexico and Arizona are "all high‑theft states" as well, Scafidi notes.
"There is a secondary market that is operating outside of the mainstream that buys and sells parts from stolen vehicles," says Rod Davis, vice president of programs and services for the Council of the Better Business Bureau. "We don't know how big this market is, but they are doing a lot of business in the border area. Chop shops in Mexico are more prevalent."
That's not to say car thieves don't do the same sort of thing without crossing the border, but they have to know which auto service centers and garages will take stolen parts and vehicles without proof of ownership. If you take your car to a service center, keep in mind that all replacement parts should come with a warranty, and if they don't, there is a chance you're getting a stolen part, says Davis. Also, ask your service technician where the part was purchased.
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"Legitimate garages have systems in place for getting parts from proper streams of commerce," says Davis. "If it is not legitimate business and you are doing business there, then you are more likely to encourage stolen vehicle activity."
There is a bright side to all this, however. Despite the prevalence of car theft in certain areas, there are early indications that motor vehicle thefts overall were down nearly 9% in 2007, compared with 2006, the NICB says. The final data will be released later this year.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Car Thief Got L.A. County Jail's Green Light
An offender's repeated arrests and early releases illustrate the strain on crowded lockups and its consequences for society.
By Megan Garvey Times Staff Writer
July 23, 2006
Salvador Alvarado was behind the wheel of a stolen white 1994 Honda Civic in Eagle Rock in the early morning hours of June 13 when he caught the eye of passing police officers on the lookout for car thieves. Their clue that the car was hot? They looked through a car window and could see there was no key in the ignition. Alvarado, 30, led them on a short chase, running red lights and driving dangerously. Then he jumped from the car and started to run. But within a few paces, he lay down and waited for the officers to arrest him. It was his!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fifth arrest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in a year on suspicion of stealing cars or possessing burglary tools. Los Angeles Police Department officials have pointed to his case as an illustration of the toll taken by career criminals. But it also highlights the strained Los Angeles County justice system, in which overcrowded courts and a lack of jail space have been a recipe for plea bargains and truncated time behind bars — giving career criminals such as Alvarado more time on the streets to find new victims. On the day police caught him in Eagle Rock, Alvarado should have been in jail on a previous conviction. In November, he had been sentenced to a year in county jail for stealing another Honda — a felony conviction. At the time, he was driving without a license because of a previous drunk driving conviction. Even with credit for good behavior, he was due to be behind bars until today. (MEXICANS KNOW OUR LAWS AND CRIME ENFORCEMENT IS JUST ONE MORE SILLY GRINGO JOKE) Instead, after serving just 38 days, he was released early — one of more than 150,000 county jail inmates in recent years who have served only fractions of their sentences, in part because of budget cutbacks and a shortage of sheriff's deputies. Alvarado's early release in January came despite another recent conviction for car theft. He'd been sentenced to four months in jail in June 2005 but served only five days before being released to a work program. By July 1, he had quit reporting to the program and suffered no immediate repercussions. For Alvarado, the revolving door kept spinning quickly. Like others who commit nonviolent offenses, Alvarado was at low risk to serve significant time behind bars. The pace of his releases and rearrests was accelerated by his willingness to appear in downtown's Division 50, an express court that allows defendants who admit their guilt to proceed directly to sentencing. The use of such courts is meant to ease the county's overwhelming caseload and spare the expense of preliminary hearings. But when a sentence to county jail is imposed, a defendant often ends up back on the street within days or weeks of an arrest, officials acknowledge. "He's beating the system in terms of punishment," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said after listening to Alvarado's list of offenses and convictions. "But in all fairness, Mr. Alvarado's types of crime pale next to the murderers and gang members and many people in the county jail right now who have been to state prison in the past." Baca said that although he takes car theft seriously, his priority remains holding the most dangerous offenders, given federal limits on crowding in his jails. "The reality is that if you have only a 20,000-bed capacity and yet you have a 30,000-prisoner volume, the system breaks down when it comes to county sentences," Baca said. "It collapses." Regardless of the reasons, the result is criminals who !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"think it's a joke,"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! said LAPD Lt. Steve Flores, who supervises officers who have repeatedly arrested Alvarado and other frequent offenders. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"There's no consequences, and they know it,"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he said. After he got out of jail in January, he was rearrested March 6 on suspicion of possessing burglary tools. The next day, he pleaded guilty. He got 30 days in jail and probation but !!!!!!!!!!was released within hours !!!!!!!!!because the sheriff does not hold county prisoners sentenced to less than three months — a policy meant to make room for more serious offenders. Alvarado was picked up again May 11, again on suspicion of possessing burglary tools; he got out on bail three days later. "These are the kinds of people who nickel and dime us to death," LAPD Cmdr. Charlie Beck said. "We spend so much time trying to deal with them, and one guy who commits 30 or 40 [property crimes] in a short time just kills an area in terms of crime statistics. And if someone stole my car or your car, as far as we're concerned that's public enemy No. 1." Beck said thieves disproportionately affect people who own older vehicles, which are easier to steal and are in demand for parts. "When you steal the family's only car and they may or may not have insurance, it's much more serious," he said. Nine days after his most recent arrest, Alvarado pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without the owner's consent. This time he got a two-year prison sentence — his first commitment to a state penitentiary. Janet Moore, director of central operations for Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, said her office was "extremely pleased" by Alvarado's sentence to state prison. "We have a guy with no serious or violent priors. He could have easily gotten low term and he got midterm, and we did it at the early stage so the taxpayers and LAPD were saved the cost of [preliminary hearings] with a disposition that's pretty doggone good," she said, noting that the charges filed against Alvarado call for a 16-month, two-year or three-year prison term under state sentencing recommendations. Moore said the previous sentences would have been appropriate had Alvarado actually done the time the court ordered. "This time he'll be off the street, and it won't be for a few days like it would be if we sent him to county jail," she said. But Officer Hector Olivera, who arrested Alvarado last month, shook his head when told of the outcome. "I'll see him again. I have no doubt. He'll be right back here stealing cars," said Olivera, who has worked out of the Northeast Division for eight years. "There's guys I've arrested four, five times, and they're right back out again. You're doing all this work and what for? When we arrested Alvarado, he recognized the officers in one of the backup units because they arrested him for the same thing last year." Alvarado is serving out the rest of the county jail time he owed on previous convictions and is scheduled to be sent to state prison in mid-September. Because his convictions are not considered serious or violent, he will be eligible for parole after serving half of his prison sentence, according to court officials. In many respects, Alvarado's case is ordinary. He is one of the tens of thousands of defendants who come through Los Angeles County's criminal justice system each year. A Times investigation earlier this year found nearly 16,000 cases of people being arrested on suspicion of new crimes when jail records indicated they would have been in jail on previous convictions if not for early releases. Those arrests date from mid-2002 when Sheriff Baca shut down jail facilities after his department took a major budget hit. Alvarado was in the news earlier this month when he was cited along with three other men arrested by LAPD officers working out of the Northeast Division as being responsible for more than 500 property crimes in Eagle Rock and Highland Park. The others are awaiting trial. The cases were highlighted by police as examples of the toll taken by serial offenders. Though the rest of the city saw a 10% drop in property crime last year, the Northeast Division fell far short with a 4% reduction. Detectives investigating the disparity found that car thefts were high in certain neighborhoods. For one victim of car theft in the area where Alvarado is known to have stolen vehicles, the facts of the case were disturbing but not shocking. "Because they weren't violent offenses, I'm cynically not surprised," said Stephen Falk, a writer who has lived in Eagle Rock for two years. "In Los Angeles [car theft] seems like an impossible thing to stop." Ten days before Alvarado's arrest in November, Falk's 1988 Honda Civic was stolen from outside his home. Falk's car turned up months later on a street in Highland Park, its tape deck and AM/FM radio missing, the back seat ripped out. Falk, who said police never traced the car back to a thief, had no replacement insurance and already had bought an older car to get around. For about a month after the theft, Falk said, "I was really freaked out and a little suspicious and changed my route down the hill. "The car had a lot of sentimental value to me. It was my family's car. I learned to drive in it. I lost my virginity in that car. When it finally died, I was going to send it out in style."
Washington (CNSNews.com) – An illegal alien apprehended by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency during the last fiscal year had an estimated 84 percent chance of never being prosecuted, according to figures compiled by the office of Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas).
Culberson submitted the figures for the record during a hearing Wednesday of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.
Of 447,731 illegal aliens apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol during fiscal year 2010 (which ended last September), only 73,263 (16.4 percent) were prosecuted, according to the submitted data. That means that 374,468 illegal aliens that were taken into custody (83.6 percent) were never prosecuted
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