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Zoe asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Did You See Illegal Alien Kills COP In HOUSTON?

Of course pro illegal will say he is innoncent -

By BRIAN ROGERS and MIKE GLENN

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal said today that he will lead the prosecution of the man accused of killing Houston police Officer Rodney Johnson.

Referring to it as "coming out of retirement,'' Rosenthal said he could not recall the last time he took part in prosecuting a case, but guessed that it has been two or three years.

A judge, meanwhile, ordered this morning that Juan Leonardo Quintero remain in the County Jail without bail.

Quintero, 32, is charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting of Johnson near Hobby Airport on Thursday afternoon.

Johnson had stopped Quintero, a Mexican national, for a traffic violation and arrested him because he had no identification. Police said Johnson failed to detect that Quintero had a pistol hidden in his clothing.

Quintero, although handcuffed, managed to get his hands in front of him, pull the gun and kill Johnson while locked in the backseat cage of the officer's patrol car, investigators said.

Rosenthal said this is a "bizarre'' case because Quintero is accused of killing Johnson even though Quintero was locked in the back of the car and could not escape.

In this morning's hearing, state District Judge Joan Campbell granted a defense request for funds for such expenses as hiring an investigator.

Rosenthal said he believes Quintero could come to trial sometime next spring. The next step in the case will be another court hearing in 15 days, he said, and the case could go to a county grand jury shortly after that.

The arrest of Quintero has renewed debate over the enforcement of immigration laws and HPD's policy of not questioning suspects about their residency.

Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt appeared on ABC television's "Good Morning America," this morning where he accused the federal government of not properly securing the nation's borders.

With 250,000 to 400,000 illegal immigrants believed to be living in the Houston area, Hurtt said the resources are not available for HPD officers to assume a greater role in immigration enforcement.

"I would need another 2,500 officers," Hurtt said. Hurtt was interviewed for the ABC program from Charlotte, N.C., where he is attending a meeting of the Major Cities Chiefs Assocation that he heads.

Quintero was deported as an illegal felon in 1999, following a charge of indecency with a child, HPD officials said.

Court records show Quintero was given deferred adjudication in that case.

His previous criminal record included an arrest for driving while intoxicated, for driving with a suspended licensed and for failing to stop and give information after an automobile accident, HPD officials said.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    DEPORT DEPORT NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS.

    But But they are only here for a better life.they don't cause any trouble honest. they just want a better life for their families.

    *rolls eyes*

    How much more will we stand for America? A 11 year old girl was hit in my town the other day by a very drunk illegal. She is still in the hospital. She was playing in her yard when the useless bastard went over the curb and plowed into her.

    I know we have bad people here in this country that are citizens. I know accidents happen.......but wouldn't it be smarter to make our safety odds better. SEND ALL ILLEGALS BACK TO MEXICO!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I live in Houston and have heard about this non stop but it seems certain news /media groups like to leave certain things out or make it seem like quintero was the victim.One station went so far as to open the story saying "Lulac has reported death threats"Probably never happened, but is a great way to twist a story.

    Also is the problem of Houston police having a no tell policy when dealing with illegals.You would think this would make them re-think that but instead Hurtt is openly blaming the feds.I guess I should be glad he's not passing the buck to them on drug crimes or murder.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There exists in the USA today two standards of justice. One for Americans and one for the illegal immigrants/alians. The bar for proper behavior is way up on Americans. The other bar for illegals is either non existant or laying on the ground.

    It is outrageous that our police departments can't or are not given the authority to handle illegal immigrant crimes.

    The cops are the cops. We have criminals living amongs us, doing bad stuff to the rest of us. We need and pay for protection with out tax dollars. The death of this police officer allegedly at the hands of an illegal, preditory criminal immigrant is a small metaphor for what is, has and will continue to happen in this country, if we don't get a handle on illegal behavior by foreign folks that come here and who's first action on American soil is to break the law.

    Have you noticed that once the law is broken, the criminal has nothing really to lose but presses forward and violates the law andtime it suits their purpose and goals.

    Remove illegal immigrants from our land, our neighborhoods, our schools and our social programs.

    Send them to their homelands and keep them out of the USA until they go through legal means to be here and obey our laws.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is true, it doesn't matter whether this man was an illegal immigrant or a citizen of the country, he still killed another human being.

    This is a perfect reason why we have immigration laws. This man was deported once for felonious behavior.

    But in order to uphold one law, society must uphold all laws. I suppose there are those who are going to try to say he didn't know any better?

    There are legal citizens of this country who have committed horrible crimes - Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Manson, Timothy McVeigh, Jack Ruby, John Wayne Gacy, Susan Smith, just to name a few.

    But if you are illegally residing in the United States, you are already in violation of our laws. Any further crimes just compound the original crime - illegal entry into our borders!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yesterday was my birthday and two days before that was my sweetie's birthday. He is 45 and I am 35. I don't

    I feel like I have let my dreams go like a fast moving train that can't be stopped. I feel powerless to do anything productive. Is that crazy? It is, isn't it? Anyway, mom surprised us on the 21 with a beautiful party in which Renegade and I celebrated together. There were balloons and a beautiful cake, pizza, subs, you name it. It was very nice. I won't forget it. Thank you mom and dad.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    WOW! Not even close to the deaths of the Native Americans killed by those immigrants in the 1600s!

    Did you hear they completely wiped out some tribes?

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you look at the statistics, it is staggering the amount of crimes that are committed by illegal immigrants. Those facts alone should be enough for the country to stand up for itself and protect it's borders.....but of course, we still keep quiet. It makes me so sad to read articles like this one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, I knew about it. I live in the Houston area. Sad, isn't it?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes I saw it, and wonder why that piece of trash is still alive. Illegals that kill or rape or rob etc should have immediate execution and body put in trash.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hey, maybe Americans do kill cops, but this guy is an ILLEGAL ALIEN, if he was not here, the incident would not have taken place. You can take all your racist crap and stuff it... I am sick to death about hearing about Mexico's plight... Fix your own country, do not come to mine illegally and expect the same rights as Americans. This officer would be alive today if policies ALREADY IN PLACE WERE ENFORCED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure his family and his fellow oficers would all agree with my sentiment. My condolences to the officers family and friends...

    Source(s): Why in the world would you expect to illegally enter another country and have rights ???????????????????????????
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