September 23, 2006

Previously deported illegal alien kills an American police officer…again. It can’t happen here…right?

Posted by D.A. King at 8:31 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

Our unsecured borders and illegal immigration have consequences.

A Houston, Texas policeman Officer, Rodney Johnson, is gone forever because of illegal immigration – shot multiple times in the head. Juan Leonardo Quintero, a 32-year-old Mexican national, who had already been deported once, is charged in the slaying.

Don’t worry, it cannot happen here…right?

What was that about looking for a better life?

From the Houston Chronicle:

“…Johnson had stopped Quintero for driving a white Ford pickup at 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, Brown said. The officer decided to arrest Quintero for driving without a license or any other form of identification, then handcuffed Quintero, conducted the pat down and placed him in the back of his patrol car.

Johnson then called for a wrecker driver to tow the truck Quintero had been driving.

Quintero had been working for a landscaping company in the Deer Park area and was driving a company Ford double-cab pickup, Brown said.

Brown added that Quintero had concealed a 9 mm handgun in the waistband of his pants. Johnson was fatally wounded by four shots to the head and face”.

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said the shooting highlighted the need to tighten the borders and beef up enforcement of immigration laws.

“We know that 25 homicides a day are committed by people who are illegally in the country and this is one more,” he said.

Poe said police officers should have the authority to arrest people in the country illegally. He said Houston is viewed as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

“The city of Houston has created an atmosphere that it’s a sanctuary for illegals,” Poe said. “They knew that, and that’s why they go to Houston.”

You can read the rest of the Houston Chronicle report here:

I am calling my county officials and demand that they begin to take advantage of the ten year-old law that provides training for local police to further their existing authority to enforce American immigration laws early Monday morning. There are no counties, or cities in Georgia which do so at present.

We should be asking why not.