Friday, July 27, 2007

What The New York Times Didn't Tell You About Nashville's Kurdish Gangs-And The Patriotic Backlash

who are in jail for the attempted murder of a Metro Parks officer in Edwin Warner Park last August.
"There are 8,000 Kurds in Nashville, we learn, and some are criminally inclined"
by Brenda Walker
... One sensible point made in the local coverage: the Kurds had to develop a strong martial attitude to survive the rough neighborhood of the Middle East as a nation without a state. Those who immigrated to America brought that cultural trait with them. Young Nashville Kurds facing challenges on the playground didn't seek out conflict-resolution counseling at school, they formed a group of like-minded peers. In other words, a gang.
The Adhahn Atrocity: Another Enforcement (And MSM) Failure
by Linda Thom
"Native Of" For "Immigrant"--And An Immigrant Mass Murder That Didn't Happen, by James Fulford
Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome? Depends Which Stories You Read!, by James Fulford
I've been writing for a while about how the Mexican style of crime is coming here, particularly kidnapping. Mexican criminals like to snatch people and demand their families pay ransom, a crime that is "nearly non-existent" in America. (See Mexico's Kidnap Culture Appears in Florida and Mexico Battle Lines There and Here and Applied Kidnapping in Mexico City.)
Houston police announced Wednesday the discovery of a kidnapping and robbery operation in which unsuspecting people were snatched and held hostage until their relatives paid ransoms of a few thousand dollars. While the actions of the ring mirror random kidnappings that have plagued Mexico and other Latin American nations for years, police said they have no evidence to suggest the Houston ring is connected to organized-crime groups in other countries. But experts familiar with so called "express kidnappings" taking place just south of the border said the Texas operation appears similar.
"It seems like it's reaching Houston," said Nestor Rodriguez, a University of Houston sociologist. "The question is: 'Is this going to be a pattern, or is it just one group?'"
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Latino leaders in O.C. raise funds for undocumented student's schooling [7/25/07]
What sense is there in sending a illegal alien to medical school when he won't be able to work legally upon graduation? No matter, la Times has to present yet another sob story about another worthy Mexican whose dreams are made more difficult by the cruel Americans.
Ricardo Lopez earned a bachelor's degree and then a master's, but the jobs never rolled in.
His spirits were buoyed this summer when he was accepted to another, yearlong graduate program, one that would prepare him for medical school -- a dream he had chased since childhood.
The price tag for tuition and other student fees at a public university, however, wasn't cheap. In all, he figured, the education would set him back $10,000.
Student loans or grants were out of the question. Lopez is an undocumented immigrant, a young man who came to the United States from Mexico City when he was 8, full of ambition and drive, yet living very much under the radar.


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