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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Norway: Shahzad Khan gets 21 years for murdering his three sisters
Shahzad Khan, 31, was sentenced in Oslo to Norway's maximum prison sentence of 21 years for the killing of his three sisters last year.

District Attorney Kristian Nicolaisen argued for forvaring for Khan, extended preventive custody that can be used to potentially extend a sentence to life incarceration, on the grounds that there was a danger the Norwegian-Pakistani could kill again.

The court did not rule in favor of forvaring, explaining that it was unlikely he would emerge from such a long prison sentence with his drug problems intact.
intact - Not quite the word I'd use in reference to a triple-ax murder spree.
Khan was on a variety of drugs, vodka and rohypnol when committing the crimes.

The three sisters Nafisa, 13, Saadia, 24, and Sobia, 27, were struck down with an axe and murdered in their semi-detached home in the Kalbakken district of Oslo. One of the sisters was also shot with a pistol on the night of October 1, 2006. When the trial began the brother declared himself partially guilty, and testified that he could not remember carrying out the killings, but realized that he must have been responsible.
There's a photo of the murder weapon at the link. The lab techs cleaned it up real good. They must've used Bon Ami.
Posted by: mrp || 12/13/2007 06:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hope it's 21 years of gettin the hoppkorv in the behind from some big hepatitis positive Norwegian thug... Also, 21 years the max for murder? WTF?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/13/2007 9:24 Comments || Top||

#2  No, 21 years means he'll be out in 5, 6 years max. This is Norway we're talking about. He'll also get weekend furloughs, and a nice private dorm room.
Posted by: gromky || 12/13/2007 10:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Is it Norway where it is not against the law for convicted criminals to simply not turn up for their prison sentences?
Posted by: Excalibur || 12/13/2007 14:13 Comments || Top||

#4  He's still got his honor.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 12/13/2007 14:29 Comments || Top||


CO church gunman left twisted trail
Posted by: Korora || 12/13/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So much for Dawkin's and Pullman's arguments for the inherent benevolence of atheism and anti-Christianity.
Posted by: no mo uro || 12/13/2007 6:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Everyone I've ever met that was home schooled was quite odd. There's something to be said for the socialization process, even if your kid occasionally hears something you disagree with (gasp and swoon).
Posted by: bigjim-ky || 12/13/2007 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting how quickly Jeanne Assam fell out of the news. I wonder what would have happened if she had hit another congregant instead.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 12/13/2007 7:39 Comments || Top||

#4  I find everyone indicted for felonies in our county has attended public school. There's something to be said for having "socialization" moderated by an adult whose IQ is not lower than the children's
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 12/13/2007 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  So much for Dawkin's and Pullman's arguments for the inherent benevolence of atheism and anti-Christianity.

This remark would make some iota of sense if the shooter had been raised as an atheist.
Posted by: Excalibur || 12/13/2007 9:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Everyone I've ever met that was home schooled was quite odd.

Everyone I've ever met that was home schooled was reasonably normal, as were their parents. Big Jim, I suspect neither of us has met enough to constitute a statistically valid sample, but I suspect "odd" and "home schooled" are independent variables.
Posted by: Mike || 12/13/2007 10:21 Comments || Top||

#7  #4: if all your experiences of home schoolers is odd, then you've had rather limited experience.

Most home schoolers participate in 4H and scouts and play with neighborhood kids. They get social interaction without having been stuffed into an artificial environment for 45 hours a week.

I have seen a few isolationist families, but they are the exception not the rule.

I home schooled my daughters for part of their education. We participated in an arts cooperative, took group field trips with other families, and did lessons together with a home schooling neighbor.

The state of Wisconsin allows private schooled students, including home schooled students, to attend up to two classes at the public high school per year, for things like AP courses and music.

Unfortunately, I've heard some horror stories from other states; lots of red tape and a lot of unnecessary testing, and in one state (Arkansas, I think) absolute refusal to permit a child with special needs to participate in home school. Such a policy would have been disastrous for our youngest daughter, who has Asperger's Syndrome. Her third grade teacher actually said that our daughter would be better off in home school because she couldn't take the noise of a regular classroom. Our daughter was able to recieve hours of autism therapy in a home school setting (before the state of Wisconsin completely gutted their autism therapy program for children). She reentered the public schools as a 9th grader.
Posted by: mom || 12/13/2007 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  correction: My long comment should have been addressed to commentator #2
Posted by: mom || 12/13/2007 10:23 Comments || Top||

#9  After Murray rejected religion, he became fixated on people and groups that explore the dark side of spirituality, obsessing over the satanic lyrics of Swedish metal bands, for instance.

Murray attended events held by the Denver-based occult group Ad Astra Oasis during the last two years, but was turned down when he sought to become a member of the group. His involvement with them apparently ended in October.


But we can be sure that home-schooling will be blamed rather than his association with the dark side.

Just another Cain and Abel story - like billions of others that have played out since time began.
Posted by: Whomong Guelph4611 || 12/13/2007 11:36 Comments || Top||

#10  wow - reading the comments after I posted the above, I see that I was right. bigjim-ky exactly how many people have you ment who have been homeschooled? Really. How about a head count. How were they strange?
Posted by: Whomong Guelph4611 || 12/13/2007 11:39 Comments || Top||

#11  I am currently home schooling my younger son (third grade) after a disastrous escapade with public schools. Where we were told (informally of course) by the district that since he was gifted I would be better off teaching him myself because they would not put him in a gifted program because of 'disproportional representation' in the current program. All spots were pretty much reserved for people with the correct last names (old money) or correct genetics.

Our older son was homeschooled for 3 years then we sent him back in for high school where the district has class choices that would allow him to take an accelerated curriculum and AP classes that would transfer as college credit.
Posted by: Abu do you love || 12/13/2007 12:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Murray attended events held by the Denver-based occult group Ad Astra Oasis during the last two years, but was turned down when he sought to become a member of the group. His involvement with them apparently ended in October.

But we can be sure that home-schooling will be blamed rather than his association with the dark side.

Ad Astra Oasis is a part of O.T.O.--somewhat pretentious pre-New Age Crowleyist occult group. Not what I would call "dark side", rather a collection of somewhat confused individuals. Apparently, even they recognized him for a nut he was.
Posted by: twobyfour || 12/13/2007 14:20 Comments || Top||

#13  This remark would make some iota of sense if the shooter had been raised as an atheist.

He may not have been raised to be anti-Christian Excaliber, but he certainly was one when he conceived, planned, and did this stuff.

My point was, antireligionists are no more likely to be benevolent than folks with religious beliefs, despite all of the pop-psych philosophers out there right now saying that that is the case.
Posted by: no mo uro || 12/13/2007 15:34 Comments || Top||

#14  Everyone I've ever met that was quite odd was schooled in public or private schools.
Posted by: Whomong Guelph4611 || 12/13/2007 16:27 Comments || Top||

#15  For gifted students who are are not strongly attuned to what's going on around them, a school without a proper gifted program is actually destructive. Both of the trailing daughters tested as gifted, but one drifts off into her own thoughts if not strongly engaged, while the other keeps track of the class and the teacher. Both thrived in the excellent gifted program the school had through junior high, but my artistic philosopher struggled in classes that go slower than she does.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/13/2007 21:55 Comments || Top||


Oslo Airport Screeners Worse than Ours!
Is such a thing possible? Judge for yourself:
A test of security controls at Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen had such shockingly poor results that several security guards were dismissed and aviation officials are demanding improvements. A test of security controls at Gardermoen reportedly had dismal results.

Newspaper VG reported Friday that fully eight out of nine persons assigned to test the system made it through security while carrying knives and even bombs. One woman had a knife concealed in her bra, another mock passenger testing the system had a bullet hidden in a hair barrette and others sent three bags carrying bombs through the airport's X-ray system. Only one of the bombs was discovered.

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Posted by: Dick Arbusto, CEO of Hallibushwater || 12/13/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Private security firms are incompetent? Well, I never! You mean they're not just hired to fill a bullet point on a requirement?
Posted by: gromky || 12/13/2007 5:59 Comments || Top||

#2  State security isn't any better.

The best way is to keep "mystery shopping" and fining those companies that fail/ sacking incompetants.

The funding mechanism is irrelevant.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/13/2007 6:36 Comments || Top||


Indian eatery boasts graveyard seating
AHMADABAD, India - In India, death is a part of life — and, at one restaurant in western India, a part of lunch. The bustling New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad is famous for its milky tea, its buttery rolls, and the graves between the tables.

It's a spot where old men page through newspapers and argue politics in the morning while young couples share candlelit meals and hold hands at night. That the candles sit atop graves only adds to the ambiance.

Krishan Kutti Nair has helped run the restaurant built over a centuries-old Muslim cemetery for close to four decades, but he doesn't know who is buried in the cafe floor. Customers seem to like the graves, which resemble small cement coffins, and that's enough for him. "The graveyard is good luck," Nair said one recent afternoon after the lunch rush. "Our business is better because of the graveyard."
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Posted by: Dick Arbusto, CEO of Hallibushwater || 12/13/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In Indian Islam it is common to venerate the tombs of dead muslim 'saints'. Even Hindus and Christians will come to come to offer prayers at the graves, asking the saint to intercede for them.

The Deobandis and Wahabis hate this. Given the chance, they would demolish the shrines.

Posted by: john frum || 12/13/2007 5:37 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
'Danger: Avoid Death' contest winner
That would get my attention...
DETROIT - Words to live by, from a warning label on a small tractor: "Danger: Avoid Death." That warning was selected Wednesday as the winner of the 11th annual "Wacky Warning Label Contest," sponsored by Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch. The contest is part of an effort to show the effects of lawsuits on warning labels.

Kevin Soave of Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb, won the $500 grand prize for submitting the tractor's "Danger: Avoid Death" label.

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Posted by: tu3031 || 12/13/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  On cover of high-voltage box: "Warning: Death is Final."
Posted by: gorb || 12/13/2007 7:05 Comments || Top||

#2  A massage chair warns: “DO NOT use massage chair without clothing... and, Never force any body part into the backrest area while the rollers are moving.”

No, I can totally see the need for this warning.

Sign on the laser lab at my undergrad institution: CAUTION: Laser in use. Do not stare into beam WITH REMAINING EYE.

I think they added that last part manually.
Posted by: Angie Schultz || 12/13/2007 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  There are sighns all over here that read, "No eating or drinking in restrooms".
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/13/2007 12:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Each and every warning label is there because some idiot did just that.
Posted by: ed || 12/13/2007 13:27 Comments || Top||

#5  I like the one someone supposedly put up in a lab where the janitor kept disarranging the apparatus: WARNING, 10 MILLION OHMS!
Posted by: James || 12/13/2007 14:18 Comments || Top||


Chicago considers chicken ban
They're everywhere! They're everywhere!
The City Council is poised to send a message to residents: We don't want your clucking chickens.

Coming up for a vote Wednesday is a proposal to ban chickens, a former barnyard denizen that is pecking its way into cities across the country as part of a growing organic food trend among young professionals and other urban dwellers. Chicken lovers say the birds make great pets, don't take up much backyard space and provide tasty, nutritious eggs.

Cities including Madison, Wis., and Kent, Wash., have passed ordinances allowing people to keep chickens. In Ann Arbor, Mich., a councilman says he plans to introduce a resolution to allow hens to be kept for eggs, and the Board of Zoning Appeals in the upscale Indianapolis suburb of Carmel recently approved an exception to city rules to allow a family to keep three hens in their backyard.

But the Chicago alderman who proposed a Chicago ban say chicken lovers forget that the birds attract rodents. "This past summer I started hearing that residents were letting chickens out of their yard and they were leaving poop and mice were feeding off of it," said Alderman Lona Lane. "Then we started getting rodent-control problems and, sure enough, it was the chickens."

There are also concerns about parasites the birds might carry, and the possibility that they could transmit bird flu if it makes its way to the U.S., said Dr. Marek Digas, the supervising veterinarian at the city's Commission on Animal Care and Control. "It is something we should consider," he said.

Many neighbors of chicken-keepers aren't happy, either. This year, the city received more than 700 complaints about chickens — though mostly about the racket from roosters. "We don't encourage people to keep roosters because of the noise," said Johannes Paul, one of the founders of Omlet, a British company that sells a dome-shaped chicken house called the eglu in the U.S for $495. "The chickens will produce eggs more than happily without a rooster around," Paul said.

Chicagoan Kim Jackson said her two chickens, Papoo and Chalmers, do a little quiet talking but that's it. She says they don't smell, largely because she and her husband regularly clean up after them. But even if they didn't, "it's not nearly as bad as a dog as far as how far-reaching the smell will get," she said.

Although there are no firm statistics on the number of city chickens, they're becoming so popular that Backyard Poultry magazine was relaunched a couple of years ago after halting publication in the 1980s. And Paul said U.S. sales of his company's designer chicken coops have doubled every year since they were introduced here in 2005.

Those who have eaten eggs from their own chickens say they are far fresher and tastier than store-bought eggs. "And they're so productive for the garden," said Owen Taylor, training and livestock coordinator of Just Food, a New York-based nonprofit group. "They aerate the soil, eat bugs and they look like little tractors, tilling the soil."
Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why did the chicken cross the road? To show the armadillo it can be done.

And, which side of the chicken has the most feathers?
Posted by: www || 12/13/2007 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  ... the outside. (heh)
Posted by: www || 12/13/2007 0:21 Comments || Top||

#3  My first wife and I lived on a farm in the Texas Pandhandle. I was new to the country life but she had inherited the place and was determined to make a farmer out of me.

There were a lot of coyotes in the area but we took a live-and-let-live attitude with them until one of them killed my wife's favorite cat. At that point, she declared war on the coyotes and enlisted me to help. She was an expert shot and quickly put paid to several of the marauders.

It happened that we had a chicken house (never a "coop") in the backyard. I couldn't stand the noisy, smelly, stupid, disgusting creatures but it was her pet project and she doted on them.

One summer night we were awakened by a fearsome racket in the chicken quarters. The wife looked out and shouted that one of the hated coyotes had gotten into the chicken enclosure. I didn't especially care if it ate all of them then and there but I did want the hellish noise to stop.

I started to get dressed so I could go out and evict the coyote. Before I could, however, the wife grabbed my Lee-Enfield out of the closet, chambered a round and aimed it out the window, which was open but screened. I said, "Don't fire that in h---" BOOM! The noise and flash were awe-inspiring and left a neat hole in the window screen.
I eventually collected my wits and went outside for some damage assessment. She had missed the coyote (which had nevertheless beaten a hasty retreat) but had hit a prime rooster. The ancient rifle had been loaded with Norma soft-points. There were feathers and chicken bits everywhere. I laughed till I hurt but the wife was not amused.
Posted by: Dick Arbusto, CEO of Hallibushwater || 12/13/2007 0:55 Comments || Top||

#4  They're everywhere! They're everywhere!

At least 48% at last count in 2004 . . . . :-D

Dick Arbusto: I laughed till I hurt but the wife was not amused.

Since you're relating the story to us, it is apparent that she couldn't figure out how to chamber another round! :-)
Posted by: gorb || 12/13/2007 1:33 Comments || Top||

#5  "They aerate the soil, eat bugs and they look like little tractors, tilling the soil."

You just know he made the cutesy whootsy face and when said that in his best cutesy whootsy voice.
Posted by: Mike N. || 12/13/2007 2:43 Comments || Top||

#6  They're everywhere! They're everywhere!

"Well...."

You beat me to it, Winged Warrior.

Posted by: eLarson || 12/13/2007 8:16 Comments || Top||

#7  So if the ice storm keeps you from the grocer or keep the grocers in stock, where are going to get your next meal? In the next natural disaster only the Korean neighbors will be the ones with fresh 'meat'. :)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/13/2007 8:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Chickens.

I hate chickens.

They're not just stupid and messy, they're MEAN. They deserve to be eaten.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 12/13/2007 9:11 Comments || Top||

#9  There were a lot of coyotes in the area but we took a live-and-let-live attitude with them until one of them killed my wife's favorite cat.

That's funny! How does, one take a "live-and-let-live" attitude with a non human predator, and expect it to reciprocate?
Posted by: WazzaWuzzaBilly || 12/13/2007 9:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, there are certainly a lot of chickens in the City Council.
Posted by: Spot || 12/13/2007 9:42 Comments || Top||

#11  They are mean. And definitely omniverous.

After seeing one get up about 5 feet in the air to eat a grasshopper on the wing I was convinced that if they were any bigger they might be eating us.
Posted by: eLarson || 12/13/2007 10:01 Comments || Top||

#12  My chickens aren't mean. I can pick every one of them up and hold it. They like to be petted. The eggs are much better than store-bought. I have a co-worker whose son can not eat store-bought eggs because of the hormones fed to the battery chickens. He can eat eggs from my chickens because they are only fed grain and crushed oyster shell as well as any bugs or seeds they get naturally. MMMMM, Aigs, as they say here.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/13/2007 10:53 Comments || Top||

#13  I sense the nefarious hand of Big Ova in this situation...
Posted by: Seafarious || 12/13/2007 10:59 Comments || Top||

#14  Mmmm.... fried chicken.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/13/2007 11:08 Comments || Top||

#15  if they were any bigger they might be eating us.

They used to. Or at least our little mammal ancestors who were around at the time. Current thinking in biology is that birds are the last living representatives of Dinosauria.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/13/2007 11:19 Comments || Top||

#16  I thought that was Helen Thomas.
Posted by: Seafarious || 12/13/2007 11:37 Comments || Top||

#17  My family had chickens when I was growing up, in a small city. They were some of the best pets we ever had! A couple even won ribbons in the county fair.
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 12/13/2007 12:48 Comments || Top||

#18  Good story, Dick.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/13/2007 12:48 Comments || Top||

#19  RE:#9
How does, one take a "live-and-let-live" attitude with a non human predator, and expect it to reciprocate?

i have been waiting for the democrats to answer that one for a while.. (wot)
Posted by: Abu do you love || 12/13/2007 13:02 Comments || Top||

#20  Re#3: "I didn't especially care if it ate all of them then and there but I did want the hellish noise to stop. "
By 'hellish noise' are you referring to the chickens or your wife's shrieking???????
You failed to clarify. (and I am surprised that this omission wasn't picked up on by the usually very observant Rantburg proofers)
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 12/13/2007 14:48 Comments || Top||

#21  Chicagoan Kim Jackson said her two chickens, Papoo and Chalmers, do a little quiet talking but that's it.
Chalmers ? Would that be Alice Chalmers ?
Posted by: wxjames || 12/13/2007 15:02 Comments || Top||

#22  Ya wann hear hellish noise? Get a couple of Guinea Fowl.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/13/2007 15:34 Comments || Top||

#23  To tell the truth, USN, I couldn't tell the difference.
Posted by: Dick Arbusto, CEO of Hallibushwater || 12/13/2007 16:43 Comments || Top||

#24  SteveS: Or at least our little mammal ancestors who were around at the time. Current thinking in biology is that birds are the last living representatives of Dinosauria.

Seafarious: #16 I thought that was Helen Thomas.

a mere repro of Helen Thomas's mug will kill most varmits on first sight...don't know about her smell, and sorta don't want to, know nothin...ewww
Posted by: RD || 12/13/2007 17:05 Comments || Top||

#25  You can find Doug Zongker's Chicken Lecture on YouTube. I think he won an Ig Nobel Prize for it.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 12/13/2007 20:37 Comments || Top||

#26  #16 I thought that was Helen Thomas.

no, chickens are edible
Posted by: Frank G || 12/13/2007 21:47 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Young woman dies in acid attack
A housewife with acid burns succumbed to her wounds at her home in Gazipur's Baghalbari area yesterday after fighting for life for a month. Shiuli, 26, was burnt severely on the night of November 11 when her neighbour Abul Hossain and his associates threw acid on her following a trifle.

She was immediately whisked to Gazipur Sadar Hospital from where doctors sent her to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Shiuli was, however, brought back home on December 1 as her family could not bear the cost of the treatment, said her mother, Monwara Begum, adding that the victim was again taken to a hospital on December 9 as her condition deteriorated.

Monwara filed a case with Joydevpur police station on Sunday, accusing Abul Hossain, Abul Kashem, and 4 to 5 other unidentified men of the grisly attack. She said she did not lodge the case earlier because of threats from the accused. Police arrested Abul Kashem on Monday, but could not arrest Abul Hossain, the main accused, till last evening.
Posted by: Fred || 12/13/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What are they using, HF?
Posted by: Penguin || 12/13/2007 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Haven't these folks ever heard of water?
Posted by: gorb || 12/13/2007 1:27 Comments || Top||

#3  "Abul Hossain and his associates threw acid on her following a trifle"

That's what I like after a nice slice of trifle......some bourbon, a cigar, and a jar of acid in the face.
Posted by: no mo uro || 12/13/2007 6:32 Comments || Top||

#4  The punishment for this should be immersion in a barrel of the same kind of acid, feet first, about 1 inch a week until the top of the head disappears...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/13/2007 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Funny how all these assholes always have a handy bottle, bucket, 55 gallon drum, of acid around to resolve their "trifles" with some uppity woman...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/13/2007 9:55 Comments || Top||

#6  it kind of makes my cuurent concerns pale in comparison.
Posted by: Whomong Guelph4611 || 12/13/2007 16:28 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Mexican National sues Sheriff Joe
PHOENIX — An attorney representing a Mexican visitor is asking a federal judge to block the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department from what he claims is racial profiling by agency deputies trying to enforce federal immigration laws. Louis Moffa Jr. said in papers filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court here that Manuel Ortega Melendres was illegally detained after the vehicle in which he was riding was stopped by deputies.

But Moffa wants more than damages for Ortega. He is asking Judge Mary Murguia to force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to shut down his special hot line which people can call to report suspected illegal immigrants. And he wants a court order shutting down what he says is the sheriff's Illegal Immigration and Interdiction unit, which acts on those tips.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Paul Chagolla said the lawsuit is an attempt to stop deputies from enforcing federal laws. "If this attorney from New Jersey thinks he's going to intimidate Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he's wrong," he said.

Moffa acknowledged U.S. Department of Homeland Security has signed an agreement with Arpaio allowing specially trained deputies to enforce immigration laws. He said, though, that pact permits deputies to detain suspected violators of federal laws only if they are investigating some breach of state or local laws. Instead, Moffa charged that Arpaio has deployed deputies to different communities for the express purpose of looking for illegal immigrants. And he said many Hispanics have been questioned, and some arrested, even though there was no reason to believe they had broken any state laws.
Chagolla denied deputies are acting illegally or in violation of the agreement with the federal government.

Moffa's lawsuit also charges that detaining Ortega violated his right of interstate travel and state constitutional provisions entitling all people here a right to privacy and due process. While Moffa is from New Jersey, he is with the law firm of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, the same firm that filed suit to overturn the state's new employer sanctions law.
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Posted by: DepotGuy || 12/13/2007 11:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Funny, I don't seem to find a "right of interstate travel" in the Mexican constitution...
Posted by: mojo || 12/13/2007 11:46 Comments || Top||

#2  People here are still antsy about the city of Chandler illegal alien sweep in 1997. Close to a "police rampage", federal and local officers acted like they had never heard of police procedure or the bill of rights.

Anyone with brown, yellow or black skin was stopped on the street and repeatedly asked to show ID. Hasty police roadblocks to check drivers. Warrant-less home searches and hot pursuits of suspected illegals through people's homes. It was pretty close to martial law.

432 were initially arrested on suspicion of being illegals, many of whom were released when able to eventually produce ID proving they were citizens or here legally.

The resulting multi-million dollar lawsuit pointed out dozens of violations of police procedure and the law, and the police had to issue numerous apologies.

The consensus was that it was pure luck there hadn't been loss of life, either from police shooting suspects or homeowners shooting police.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 12/13/2007 12:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Sonoran license plates are ubiquitous in the public schools parking lots here in Tucson. The border battle is lost to the trans-nationalists...
Posted by: borgboy || 12/13/2007 16:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Give the guy pink underwear Joe.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/13/2007 20:35 Comments || Top||



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