Thursday, February 29, 2024

Importing crime


We've all read the warnings about the number of young, military-age men pouring over our southern border.  We've also read reports that increasing numbers of gang members have been identified among them.  That reality now appears to be coming home to roost.

The Gun Free Zone blog sets the scene.

As a Miami boy, born in the 1980s, I am familiar with waves of Cuban migrants coming to the United States.

In 1980, Fidel Casto began to empty Cuban prisons and ship them with refugees to Florida.

He famously said, “I have flushed the toilets of Cuba in the United States.”

Today, it’s Venezuela that is flushing its toilets into the United States.

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Venezuela’s currently president is Nicolas Maduro, former VP to Hugo Chavez, and Chavez was buddy-buddy with Castro.

It’s not at all difficult to understand how this situation came to be.

So it makes perfect sense that Venezuela’s violent crimes are dropping, because the violent criminals are here now.

The worst part is that half of the American government is on board with this policy, evident that they refuse to send these criminals back.

It’s only going to get worse.

There's more at the link.

The result is that Venezuela's largest criminal gang is now operating in several large US cities.  Recent headlines tell the story:

It's not only Venezuelan criminals, of course.  A Honduran migrant recently raped a 14-year-old girl at knife-point in Louisiana.  The local police complain they're having immense problems trying to control crime committed by migrants.

Kenner Police Department Chief Keith Conley also railed against illegal migrants committing crimes in the area and said they pose challenges for law enforcement for many reasons.

"Lack of access to data, false identification and language barriers put local law enforcement at a huge disadvantage," Conley said.

"We cannot verify if an illegal alien is giving correct information as it pertains to names and dates of birth. It is not only a drain on police manpower, but a financial drain on local law enforcement’s budgets and taxpayers' money."

"In a 25-day period, this illegal alien caused terror in our community. We are glad he is off our streets, but will he be back? Will he have a new identity? What other crimes has he committed since he crossed our borders?"

Again, more at the link.

Solomon is a military veteran and a law enforcement officer.  He points out:

Decisions have consequences and all this feel good, pussified, we are the world bull**** that has been pushed by those in power is leading to one thing.

Americans thought **** was bad?  They're about to be ravaged.  Not so much rural areas but most certainly the big cities.

You're about to see most American big cities turn into open air cesspools.

It will take a decade or more to round up and control some of the gangs and terrorist that have crossed.

My biggest fear?

The Army is about to cut its Special Operations personnel.  We're gonna need them.  Not for operations outside the country but INSIDE!  Many of these gangs are simply too well armed to be confronted with police tactics.  Some of the best SWAT units in the US will be overwhelmed.  

We're not gonna need force multipliers aiding local agencies against some of these creatures.  We're gonna need Ranger type capabilities.

What did you say?  You want me to get to the point?

We just allowed a counter insurgency type element to walk across the border and its gonna take a military response to bring order.

Chaos in the cities is coming.  No go zones are here and the middle class and poor are about to be ravaged.

Tough on crime is coming back in style but many will be killed, raped and terrorized before Washington DC even notices.

More at the link.

To my mind, the most dangerous aspect of this criminal migrant invasion is that it's going to force many Americans into a vigilante mindset.  Speaking about Muslim fundamentalist terrorist attacks in France in 2015, I wrote:

The reaction from ordinary people like you and I won't be to truly think about the tragedy, to realize that the perpetrators were a very small minority of those who shared their faith, extremists who deserve the ultimate penalty as soon as it can be administered.  No.  The ordinary man and woman on the streets of France is going to wake up today hating all Muslims.  He or she will blame them all for the actions of a few, and will react to all of them as if they were all equally guilty.

One can't blame people for such attitudes.  When one simply can't tell whether or not an individual Muslim is also a terrorist fundamentalist, the only safety lies in treating all of them as if they presented that danger.

More at the link.

Precisely the same consideration applies to the actions of criminal migrants.  It's simply not possible for us to tell which migrants are relatively decent people, and which are criminals:  therefore, the only sane approach in high-crime cities is going to be to treat all migrants as potential criminals unless and until they prove otherwise.  That's already happened with black inner-city residents.  I'm sure most of us have seen complaints from them that too many white people treat them as criminals, whether they are or not.  Unfortunately, they live in neighborhoods where criminal gangs flourish;  therefore, they're tarred with the same brush.  It's inevitable.

That way lies vigilante justice.  If our law enforcement agencies and officers are overwhelmed by criminal migrants, the people of our cities will take the law into their own hands.  As a result, innocent people are almost guaranteed to suffer.

Who is to blame?  Not the vigilantes - they're trying to protect their own lives, families and property.  No, the responsibility lies with those who allowed those criminals to pour unchecked across our borders.  Who will call them to account?



Steve Sky said...

And I would claim they are being imported deliberately to cause a crisis, requiring a (military) response. Cloward-Piven strategy in action.

As Rahm Emanuel stated, "Never let a good crisis go to waste..." and if you don't have a crisis, create one.

Anonymous said...

A lot of this is the result of the fact that the primary demographic that goes off to work in foreign lands is young men between the ages of 18-30 (aka "military-age"), because they're the ones physically capable of doing the sorts of jobs that will be available to them in the host country, the older men have wives and kids to support, and you're not going to send your young women on the somewhat perilous journey for what should be obvious reasons.

It is also a fact that young men between the ages of 18 and 30 are the demographic most inclined to violence, crime, and general antisocial behavior in any society--look at the Bakken oil fields or the Permian Basin when they got a sudden influx of largely native-born Americans who were in that demographic for an example--and so as a result you get this mess.

Anonymous said...

The interesting part about the Special Ops cuts. They are in counter terrorism and counter intelligence units. Why would they cut these guys now? Got a pretty good idea.....

Anonymous said...

One comment Solomon made that is a bit troubling: "We just allowed a counter insurgency type element to walk across the border and its gonna take a military response to bring order".
What if that is the intent of allowing criminal illegals into the country. So that they can impose martial law.

coyoteken48 said...

I would suggest that those immigrant groups should deal effectively with those criminals in their own neighborhoods before the people outside need to get involved. Gaza is a good example of how this could turn out---ken

Jess said...

I think many find it hard to believe some would destroy the United States for personal gain and power. The U.S. citizen is afforded too much liberty for those with the most wealth. Allowing them to continue jeopardizes their egotistical belief they're better than most people and should have the power to control everyone. Illegal invaders accomplish their goal without a single shot fired by a standing army, unless you think of the armed U.S. citizen as part of the militia to protect the nation.

The easiest solution is to mandate no foreigner is allowed to rent, lease, or buy property in the United States without documentation, and anyone violating this is deported, or given a long-term prison sentence. This would remove the vast majority of illegal aliens and make it easier to find the criminals that remain. To insure the effort to not tie up courts with tort spaghetti, enforce the fact illegal aliens have no standing in U.S. courts, and remove the licenses of attorneys that venture into that realm.

Mind your own business said...

"To my mind, the most dangerous aspect of this criminal migrant invasion is that it's going to force many Americans into a vigilante mindset."

I consider that a positive. Dangerous? For who? It's already dangerous for ordinary American citizens.

HMS Defiant said...

You and the other writer actually just both cued up the most dangerous thing about the invasion. It's not the migrants but the idea that it may be time to summon the United States Army to start waging war in America. We started down that crap path with Eliot Ness and then the FBI and then the ATF and even have IRS SWAT teams. I don't want Special Warfare types running around in America. Those jackwad wannabees have already militarized the police beyond all sane limits.

WE can disband the Army. There is little need for a standing army if it is not going to be used at the borders. NATO can carry on hanging itself without our intervention.

Xoph said...

You say vigilante like its a bad thing. Remember, the original vigilantes started when they could get no legitimate law enforcement help. While it is important to not damn ourselves in our response, mistakes will happen. This is an invasion, not that the ill educated invaders really understand that, they are pawns. And whomever is the King or Queen is always willing to sacrifice pawns. An ill wind is blowing. Be ready to protect your loved ones.

Dan said...

Once these criminal gangs have destroyed the major cities they WILL turn their attention to urban America....and then rural America. That's a when....not an if.

Zaphod said...

Oh the army will be used eventually. Just not against the illegals. Refer nearest full-length mirror for further details, Whypeepo.

B_Rad said...

There's a whole lot of people in the Federal and State Governments that have committed very treasonous acts. Should Trump end up in the White House they know they will be pursued. These people are currently in charge and will do anything to keep from swinging. Including populating our country with an adversarial force. I'm reading today that for the first time in a long time Venezuela's crime rate and murder rate are dropping. It's not hard to figure out why. Whom ever is behind this, it seems to bet set into motion. If it's martial law they are after it will happen before nest October. It's going to be an interesting summer.

lynn said...

Yes, this is what Scott Adams said. If cannot trust unknown members of a group of people, then you cannot trust the entire group of people.

Anonymous said...

E Pluribus Unum has been murdered.
In God We Trust has been scorched.
Liberty has been sucker punched, gagged and chained down.

NFL, MLB are now the domain of whiney overpaid girlie men.
The NBA is populated by whiney woke (expletive deleted). Even NHL has joined that club.
Soccer is never was, favored only by euro trash and south american thugs.

May I suggest FAFO as the new bational motto.
The new national sport is hunting of the aforementioned.
Voting is passé. Tar & Feather is in play; the least tarred becomes the elect.


Anonymous said...

No military action inside the US? Indian wars during the mid/late 1800s (even if mostly "territories" at the time). For that matter, the so-called Civil War. Strike breaking of the late 1800s/early 1900s. Also the Hooverville protests in the early 30s. Natl Guard at Kent State. etc, etc, etc.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Peter,

I honestly believe this is a feature, not a bug. Our "Betters" don't care about us, they would love to see us suffer because we are "uppity and don't know our place". I can see martial law as the end result, and when that happens, a lot of civil liberties are suspended including most of the bill of rights and any elections. This would keep them in power in perpetuity.

McChuck said...

Vigilante justice is better justice than what we currently have.

Anonymous said...

Joe Abidin' and his voters have Laken Riley's blood on their hands.

Don said...

It's all treason in my book.