Postcards from the Precipice
Leesburg (Virginia) Today
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has charged a Leesburg man with reckless driving in today's fatal crash on Gum Spring Road near the Prince William County line. -- According to the sheriff's office, a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck, driven by Carlos Armando Albarenga-Escobar was traveling north on Gum Spring Road near Sweetwater Lane...
Los Angeles Times
Federal prosecutors today charged members of the Latino Florencia 13 street gang with racially motivated crimes against African Americans, including several attempted homicides. -- Authorities said the gang specifically tried to eliminate rival African American gangs in South L.A. and the Florence- Firestone area in an effort to "cleanse" the neighborhood.
That's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' Judge Sidney Thomas, writing for the majority, in overturning the pending deportation of a Mexican national (and legal U.S. resident), Alberto Quintero-Salazar, who was found guilty of the crime of statutory rape. Accordingly, the appeals' court found no legitimate grounds... [See Judicial Watch item]
The CNN anchor Lou Dobbs calls Gov. Eliot Spitzer "a genius." But not in a nice way. -- "I was being about as facetious as one could be," Mr. Dobbs said in an interview Tuesday as he prepared for his nightly broadcast, "Lou Dobbs Tonight." For the last nine days, the show has included discussion of Mr. Spitzer's plan...
Mc Allen (Texas) Monitor
San Mauel -- A suspected immigrant smuggler rammed a stolen pickup truck into a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle early Monday and then ran away. -- Neither of the agents involved in the incident suffered serious injuries. -- Agents found six illegal [aliens... criminals] inside the truck...
Newday -- New York
Several airline employees and workers at Kennedy Airport were arrested yesterday on charges they were part of an international drug ring that brought hundreds of pounds of cocaine, heroin and other narcotics into the United States from the Dominican Republic, officials said...
Laurie Roberts -- Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Yet another police officer shot during a routine traffic stop. Officer Bret Glidewell is the third Valley cop shot this year in a routine situation. The second one shot, police say, by an illegal [alien... criminal]. -- Glidewell survived, by the grace of God and Kevlar. But it must be said: it took a bullet to the chest before Phoenix police were allowed to call ICE...
Inside Northern Virginia
A Washington, D.C., civil rights group is suing the City of Manassas (Virginia) and Manassas City Public Schools, alleging that the city and school system have taken systematic measures to "target, discriminate against and evict the city's Hispanic residents." --- The lawsuit comes at the height of the illegal immigration debate in Prince William County...