This story has been reported on elsewhere. There was a thread over on Global Affairs about a year ago concerning the initial stop that got Chief Chamberlin so upset to begin with. Great discussion in that thread, and some good links. Don’t know if they’re still active. If you’re not a GA member, follow this link to sign up, and join in the discussion.
As for me, I’m with the chief on this one. He’s got to do something, or he’s ignoring his oath of office. OTOH, he’s really just pissing against the wind by using the criminal trespass charges, since they’re only a misdemeanor. If he could find a state legislator with enough balls and pull to get a change to that law, it would be great. Maybe up it to a felony if it involves an illegal immigrant?
I’m getting tired of hearing that the feds don’t have enough money to deal with fine upstanding people like Mr. RamÃrez, or the guy who plowed into a funeral procession I was on last year. I’m tired of hearing that illegals are really just decent people looking for a better life for their family. If that’s all they’re doing, then teach your kids the right freaking way to do things–the legal way!
Several months ago, not long after I joined GA, there was a long discussion over what it would take for some of us to take up arms against the federal government. Crap like this, where the feds are ignoring what really is a major issue, and I think completely disregarding their oaths of office, that could drive me to such actions.
What’s absolutely unconscionable to me is that the Mexican government is paying for his attorneys! They’re defending one of their citizens who is in this country illegally! Why is this even an issue? Send him home! He broke the law! He’s not allowed to be here! Send him home! Why is this so difficult?