Saturday, July 26, 2008

Scared, Exhausted, Hungry, and Distraught (by Phila)

A woman named Maria Ventura was recently arrested in Maryland North Carolina on a traffic charge, at about 2 AM. Because she was in the United States illegally, and had no driver's license, she was taken to jail; the deputy who arrested her left her three young children on the shoulder of Interstate 85 for eight hours.
The father, Antonio Perez, said he got a cell phone call from the sobbing children around 2 a.m. They had been headed from their home in Western North Carolina to visit him in Maryland. Perez, who doesn't have a license and had to get his uncle to drive him, arrived at 10:30 a.m. to find his children scared, exhausted, hungry, and distraught over the loss of their mother.
The officer in question left the children with a member of their church who happened to be getting a ride with the family; he abandoned them shortly after the police left.

Police spokesman Randy Jones says, "I can't find anything wrong with what the officer did."

Granted, no one asked these kids to be born. And no one can deny that Ventura broke the law, which is behavior that no real American tolerates from any nonwhite person who earns less than $100K per annum.
Alamance County participates in a federal program, called 287(g) for a section of law, that allows jailers to check immigration status and begin deportation proceedings on those they arrest. Many sheriffs, including Alamance Sheriff Terry Johnson, tout the program as a way to stop violent repeat criminals.
What kind of person wouldn't support that? Violence is a tragedy, after all; it tears families apart and traumatizes children.