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Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

I missed the first two pages of this article. Is this author really defending three criminals? AND questioning "why in the world would local law enforcement work with ICE?" for these cases: Kim who has committed armed robbery and found with stolen goods over ten years later (who knows what else he's done in the last ten years); Jones who has put numerous other lives at risk by getting arrested for driving under the influence FOUR times (who knows how many times he's really driven under the influence and not caught); and Smith for Domestic violence.

And its law enforcement who is doing something wrong. Riiiiiiiightttt.........

Posted by JODY SMITH on 01/15/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

What a shame that this reporter would write something this far from the truth. Media is the reason why there is so much hate being spread especially to our law enforcement personnel. Anything for ratings, right? No matter how incorrect and one-sided the story is.

The Actual Law for anyone reading this article:
An alien who overstays becomes an illegal alien and is deportable. If the alien overstays a by more than 180 days, but less than one year, and then departs the United States voluntarily, he is barred from reentering the United States for a period of three years. If he leaves after having been in the country illegally for one year or more, then the alien is barred from reentering for ten years.33 It is inaccurate to label as "law-abiding" a person who fails to uphold their end of an agreement to visit the United States on a temporary basis and chooses to remain in the country illegally.

It looks like Smith overstayed her visa for give or take 10 years. And there is nothing wrong with that, right? But when local law enforcement works with ICE to follow the laws of the land, then there is something wrong with that.

This speaks loads to the type of report this is.

The officers did nothing wrong.

Posted by JODY SMITH on 01/15/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

I'm sad from reading this story. I'm glad you mentioned the fact that in the last 8 years many people have been deported and the administration is not friendly to immigrants. Racial profiling seems to be alive and well in this country that really isn't so great! #StrictlyMyOpinion

Posted by Suzi Corby Foster on 01/12/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Hate Man

push for a smoke?

Posted by Reginald Kray on 01/11/2017 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

In "The New Jim Crow," Michelle Alexander writes: "Rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color criminals and then engage in all the practices we supposedly left behind." As a society, we have to push ourselves to understand the big picture, and we have to see the HUMANITY of people who have been arrested or convicted. Folks might be victims of racial profiling, folks might have made mistakes - look at stories like that of Eddy Zheng, who committed a very serious crime while a teenager and completely turned his life around and now mentors at-risk youth. Here, we have folks who are complying with their probation and working to change their lives, yet Government officials are using deceit to lure them in and separate them from their loved ones. Meanwhile, the County's making a pretty penny off of detaining folks. Is that ethical? Once we declare some people to essentially be not human, it's a slippery slope towards all of our constitutional rights being stripped down.

Posted by Jon R. on 01/11/2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Its a shame because its not about this case its about other illegal immigrants they come here to work hard ,it be unthinkable of many of you doing the hard work these people do you won't do it ,its more your profile of illegal immigrants is incorrect , just because a few have committed crimes ,,we're a country of equal opportunity and justice for all ,,EQUALITY HM

Posted by jovita deleon on 01/11/2017 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

The premise of this article is so flawed, it defies description. It promotes the concept that illegal immigrants who have committed crimes are somehow "sacred cows" with higher rights than actual U.S. citizens. It implies that cooperation among law enforcement agencies to rid this country of such criminals is a crime. Kim, for example, was given his chance when pardoned after his conviction of a Georgia hold-up - and then he did another crime! He had better learn Korean, because that is where he should immediately be deported to. The reporter has made the case for just such law enforcement agency cooperation - no matter how many tears this article might precipitate from liberals who refuse to respect the personal consequences of law and order.

Posted by William H. Thompson on 01/11/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Im 62 yrs old woman and I grew up in Brentwood and its always been races ,big racial devisions ,and sadly to say some latinos grow up with out knowing their roots not knowing there own heritage language, because of shame off having farmers background ,been in poverty-poor or from Mixico etc. but those because of shame they lost themselfs because they'll never be excepted no matter what they do ,no roots ,no knowledge of self ,can speak or communicate in there own language ,but eating tortilla with peanut butter /coloring there hair blond ,but when you look in mirror you won't like your skin color or who you see in the mirror, the mirror tells how it is I'm sad to say , I went there to all their schools from elementary to high school,
Jovita

Posted by jovita deleon on 01/11/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Seems like Contra Costa is motivated by greed and malicious dislike of immigrants (particularly brown immigrants). It's so easy to ignore ICE. Every other Bay Area county does. Something is rotting in Contra Costa.

Posted by Carlos Aguilar on 01/11/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

All Law Enforcement Should Aide ICE in deporting Criminal Illegal Aliens who do not have a legal or moral right to be in the U.S . The U.S does not have open borders and will not allow these criminals to roam free.

Posted by DAII on 01/11/2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Contra Costa County needs to elect new leadership. It's time to clean house in order to promote our progressive values.

Posted by Brady C on 01/10/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Ambushed: Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Sets Up Surprise Stings To Help Federal Immigration Agents Arrest and Deport Immigrants

Are you kidding me? Lets follow the facts: Kim commits a violent armed robbery. But thats not all. He is here illegally and then goes on to commit other crimes like possessing stolen property. David Jones had to cope with stress and had FOUR DUIs while here illegally. Are you kidding me? He could have killed someone. And then, the last sad victim of this story is Smith, who, guess what, committed a crime while here illegally too, Domestic Violence! What am I missing? If the Probation Chief and the Sheriffs Office didnt hand them immediately to ICE they would be guilty of incompetence. The Public Defender cannot possibly defend this nonsense. Maybe the author is hoping to win a Pulitzer prize on this ridiculous article. The only thing he proved is that the Trump Administration needs to bring the hammer down hard and now. You provided three great examples of why!

Posted by E. Cox on 01/10/2017 at 10:04 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

@Anthony Moore Who cares where he filmed the video -- it glorifies reckless driving and promoted "hyphy" as an Oakland cultural expression, on our streets where we have to drive, too. It was especially shameful that Youth UpRising steered impressionable youth the wrong way when YU put its members into that video. But then, E-40 lives in a gated development in Danville.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 01/10/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

@Charlie Pine... I think the video you are referring to was filmed on a closed lot at the old 7th Street Train station.

Posted by Anthony Moore on 01/10/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

"bosses get complementary everything" - In literate accounts, they get everything complimentary.

Posted by Charlie Pine on 01/06/2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

Great read! I appreciate your intertwined game and journalism writing style.

Posted by Yasmin Rodiño on 01/06/2017 at 11:18 AM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

Omitted from this puff piece: Youth Uprising, a City-sponsored agency, brokered its youth members to E-40 for a rap video that praised reckless driving on Oakland streets ("hyphy").

Posted by Charlie Pine on 01/05/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “My Afternoon With E-40: A Day in the Life of the Bay Area's Most Prolific and Respected Rapper

thanks for letting me know you "giggled" while interviewing a subject. now I know how seriously to take you. tee hee.

Posted by Amy L. Keyishian on 01/05/2017 at 8:31 AM
Posted by dugnang on 01/04/2017 at 5:24 PM

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