I don’t know why I even BOTHER to be surprised. It is pointless, the city is locked into the 1950’s & if they had their way Segregation would still be the law. So I read a story about a DEA drug bust, generally the Herald does NOT name folks busted in these raids but there it is in black & white: ALL hispanic names, so of course they ALL have to be illegals. You know… cause all of us dirty mexicans are just like that.
I did some checking & just put in drug bust for local news in the search bar & this is what I found. I found over 165 results but these are just the last few years. There was only ONE story where caucasian people were named & that was the Mayor of Granite Falls for a drug bust.
So now I know what my local paper’s position is on “race” which is so discouraging because the world is FULL of people who don’t act like this, or think like this, or don’t feel like this
So do you still believe that there is no bias in the media?
Mexican involved busts listed by the Herald:
Non-Mexican involed busts listed by the Herald
Meth bust could have Mexican cartel ties (could have mexican ties but it was caucasian people who were busted not mexicans)
Those charged include: Juan Velasco San Juan, 35, and Gumercindo Guzman Torres, 39, both of Everett; Eder Mendoza Pino, 25, of Monroe; and Jesus Dominguez Duran, 25, of Lynnwood.
Five other men are expected to face state charges. Federal authorities didn’t name those suspects.
Investigators say the criminal enterprise was selling drugs and guns interchangeably.
“These arrests illustrate the connection between international drug trade and gun violence. This deadly combination boils down to two things: greed and power,” DEA Special Agent in Charge Matthew Barnes said in a press release.
No other details about the investigation were immediately available.
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Some were from Everett, some were from Lynnwood, no where does it say they were illegals from south or central America or Mexico. Just proves to me that prejudice & ignorance are still the norm in Everett… sounds like a few folks in here still miss the 50’s segregation.I wonder what commentors reception to me would’ve been if I used my maiden name Brandia Bella Ochoa Perez… Nevermind: I don’t have to wonder anymore.
Oh by the way Mexicans born in America CAN have more than one last name that not “illegal”
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I can’t argue with that brother. There are lots of times I’d have to reluctantly agree.
I still believe in the idea of our Democracy. It’s a work that’s always in progress.
Think if you had to live in the Middle East for 1000 years. Hardly a thing has changed ideologically. N. Korea is a wasteland.
At least we have a chance to reshape our destiny every 2-4 years. Then by amendments etc…
Yeah, I remember Castro opening the jails and pushing them off the plank toward Florida. It’s a thing that could happen again from anywhere on the planet. But the people closet are the most likely. Heck, Canadians come down here to buy all our dairy products. Not exactly a threat to national security. But there’s lots of folks that take advantage of our way of life. Kind of a compliment if you think about it.
If you have ever traveled the world. You’d see we are all the same. We like good music and food, we love our children and respect elders. We love to laugh and we all cry. We all walk under the same sun and moon. Yeah, we have stark contrasts in religious beliefs for instance. But my unit (2/7 1st Division) in Afghanistan is there for 2-7 tours because of the Afghan people. Not because they like playing in a 100 degree sand box. They have bonded with these people who supposedly hated us all. They won’t go home to their families and leave the families they have cared for and protected for all these years. Seriously…and 2/7 has the highest casualty rate last I checked. That’s sticking to your beliefs imo.The reason I bring it up is…
We may get mad and frustrated but in the end we are a very compassionate nation. It’d be impossible for me to ‘close the borders’ just because a few are criminal. The vast vast majority of people are good people no matter where you go in this world.
I grew up in a Latino neighborhood. They are fun, hardworking, family valued types. The few that ruin that image need to go back home via a kick in the tail. I just get a little dismayed when racists do the same thing to all Americans. They give us all bad name.
Just like the racists do to others…It only takes one to paint us all the same color. I don’t like it and will speak up every time.
But I hear ya dude…It gets old. We need to fix the problem.
I was forced to learn the Emma Lazarus poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Most of it is the basis of our society today. What people complain so much about is that we get too much of “the wretched refuse” and not enough of the “yearning to be free”.
Even Castro took advantage of this “invitation” in 1980 when he many Cubans leave for the US. He even threw in for good measure all the contents of his prisons.
Here we gripe about those from Central America. Back east it’s also about the workers from Central America but also about the Eastern European/”Russian” gangsters.
Our open door policy is fine, it just needs to have a turnstile installed so there is a way to sort out the “the wretched refuse” that’s overwhelming us.
Dont say anything about another race in here, or youll get thrown off. Its not right to defend your beliefs or wonder why laws are not enforced.Shame on you for being an American and not welcoming in those who are destroying the nation.. Vote for Pedro
I know it seems trite, but when they read the article and the names, what was the first iota of a thought that crossed everyone’s mind? I really don’t care, I understand that they are just here to find a better way of life for their families (insurance and social security), but how about assimilating into our society and stop insulting our intelligence.
Right on.Barry himself is a potential risk if left to destroy this country for four more years.
The DEA and the ATF will come and arrest you and put you in prison but Eric Holder sits in the WhiteHouse and sells guns to the Drug Cartel and no one does a damn thing ! I would use this for my defense ! If you are going to put some in prison for these kind of crimes then all people who commit weapons crimes should be in jail including Eric Holder !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…. and let them come here and work hard but be entitled to the fruits of their hones labor just like the rest of us. Nowhere in there does it say let them come here and get a free ride.
Guess I need to sign up for a reading lesson or two. Thanks for pointing it out. 🙂
Thank you for making our streets and homes a little bit safer. Did anyone else notice they (the suspects) were all hispanic? I wonder if they are all legals! Keep up the good work all of you that put your lives on the line for the rest of us. THANK YOU!
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamps beside the golden door!”
The liberal? Ummm…How about all of us. It is still America home of the free folks.
There’s issues with anything. Just because there are issues with immigration? That don’t mean vaporize the Constitution and our beliefs that built America.
liberalism got us here , “you need to be tolerant” . Hog wash . Turn your back on the golden rule and you will pay. Racism , there is one race the human race.
Illegal aliens with possesion of guns.Undocumented Democrats,not racist just a trend.
Now that you’ve made some progress in Everett, how about coming up to Marysville? It’s starting to look like South Central LA
to not talk about the gun violence. Especially after it’s been revealed that they were probably the biggest “gun runners” to the Mexican Cartels in recent years. Just by allowing gun sales that even the Gun Dealers said shouldn’t be allowed, they contributed to the death of a US law enforcement officer.
Once again there is a common thread. Drugs, Illegally Possessed Guns, Gangs, and Illegal Immigrants. Only thing missing, so far, is how many times these actors have been through the Justice System already.
It is past time for Mexico and the homelands of other illegal immigrants to be billed for the costs their illegal citizens cause the United States of America.
I didn’t ‘notice’ either. On rare occasions the same article is amended w/o any notice to include a glaring ommition.(spell) I’m not saying my comprehension is perfect. Often when I am tired, hungry or too hot I space out on things.
It’s an honest mistake in my view. Not a deliberate attempt to mislead. Three of us ‘missed’ if they were undocumented or not, which leads me to believe there was an edit. But again, it could have been me.
” There is no indication in the article whether these were citizens or legal immigrants or otherwise. ”
*** “…. Four men were being charged in federal court with drug trafficking and being illegal aliens in possession of guns…..”
“…..It’s likely the Herald staff didn’t even know at the time. However, I think if they were not citizens it should be reported, and if that’s the case, they should be deported whether or not they are here legally. It isn’t politically correct to point out the names seem to be latino, but it is stupid to not notice it…..”
*** You’re right, it was stupid not to notice it… but those were your words, not ours…
Just so everyone knows what “racist is…The above is unambiguously racist and it don’t surprise me a bit Charlie is.
C’mon 2cents…That’s not fair at all at the very least. It has nothing to do with being PC. I rarely if ever am PC because I believe in free speech. But there is decorum. If we/you find out they are undocumented? Then fine. But you risk getting a racist tag by broad brushing undocumented folks.
I assure you, they will be deported in Felony type situations. Do as you wish. But a friendly suggestion is don’t jump the gun on such issues. The reason is, undocumented folks lay low and obey the law by instinct. Everyone on the planet has a good grasp of right and wrong.
I think this is wonderful! Enough busts like these and Everett will be a safer place to live.
There is no indication in the article whether these were citizens or legal immigrants or otherwise. It’s likely the Herald staff didn’t even know at the time. However, I think if they were not citizens it should be reported, and if that’s the case, they should be deported whether or not they are here legally. It isn’t politically correct to point out the names seem to be latino, but it is stupid to not notice it.
I really dislike illegal immigrants, and also hate it when immigrants dont make an effort to learn English.
The tax payers have been paying for the “English Second Language classes” at schools or at other government agencies and then trying to push for more government workers to have to speak another language other than English.
While the names listed may be Spanish/Mexican surnames, we dont actually know if they are legal or illegal immigrants. Some may have been born here, which makes them citizens.
Those that are illegal, should be sent back to where they came from maybe after spending time in jail or prison, or maybe the idea of having them assigned to a new federal prison overseas in Afghanistan. Lets see them standing guard on trucks in Afghanistan without weapons. After a year, they get to go back home, where ever that may be.
I learned very basic Gerrman when I was stationed in the Army. Enough for directions, get food, and that helped me out a lot so I didnt become a barracks rat that never leave the kassern (base).
Maybe the Herald will do a follow up story and tell how many of those arrested are American citizens, and what type of immigrants. Or maybe not. Your postings can be banned for life if you are not more careful.
Others pointed out the illegal immigrant issue. I wanted to earlier but the herald is good at pulling comments that don’t jive with thier agenda.
The push for Undocumented Democrats,has a downside.Pandering to wellmeaning liberal morons by the elected LMs is real great in theory,but theory is the only HOPE and CHANGE they have because all other real world results are DISMAL failures.We are in real financial trouble,getting all the Rich guys is a false solution.
Reading the article something jumps out. Is it racist to point out they are all the same race and that country they come from is plaqued by drug cartels?
This comment may get removed by the nazis that police the comments here and censor anything that isn’t warm and fuzzy, but here goes anyway…. Keep up the good housekeeping efforts and get the illegals out of our neighborhoods, off of our streets and escort them back to where they came from. I think that illegal immigrants are the entire reason why this city, county and our entire United States is the cesspool that it has become. So much for open borders.
the Everett Herald says we need to respect all drug users.