It saddens me to see that while you are all disputing caucasian versus hispanic,
you failed to notice the fact that one of the teens is an african american. I
happen to know each of the defendants in a personal manner, and have run into
the victim. And none of it was due to racism.
The world would be a better place if all who was prejudiced was color blind.
This situation points to several sad facts. Even small towns like Moab are not
free from the stains of crime, drug trafficking or gang activity. In fact,
history reflects a pattern of gangs and drug traffickers targeting small
communities that has gone on for decades now. Sadly enough, they find interest
in both their products and their attitudes. It also reflects the fact that these
problems, once entrenched in a community, begin to cross racial or other
traditional lines. These young men may have simply been trying to eliminate
their competition. I hope that local law enforcement in the Moab area is aware
and willing to investigate that possiblity. Equally true is that
fact that those who come to the US illegally gravitate to small, out-of-the-way
places like Moab knowing that Federal immigration enforcement is practically
non-existent unless something outrageous occurs. None of that,
however justifies cold blooded murder. We are either a nation of laws for all
concerned or as previously voiced, we have anarchy which benefits no one.
@lost Trying to claim to know what others how choice to have the good
sense to not attack a dead victim is thinking about that victims lifestyle only
reinforces Georges point. If you are not able to make your point without
attacking someone’s grammar errors and projecting opinions onto them that
you find indefensible to try to force them onto the defensive or avoid actually
addressing their argument then maybe you need to reexamine if your argument has
Bubble,Glad to see the soccer kid chartged as an adult. But his name was
NOT released in the same manner or as fast as the Moab kids' names were.
Perhaps the Grand County DA is not as afraid as Sim Gill (D) to seek justice,
and that's why he did not delay. Perhaps Gill just defers too much to the
PC crowd to seek justice on a latino youth, even though his vicitim was latino.
I will adjust my assertion slightly to say it is extreme PC-ism by
Gill to protect the latino in the soccer case; the same protection was not given
the caucasian kids' identities.George,Did you mean
"you're" instead of "your" for the contracted "you
are"? And you are apprently OK with the guy cheating on his wife. THAT was
the ONLY part of his character I mentioned.
it not i sorry
@ Lost in DC: Don't look now, but once the kid that killed the ref was
formally charged, his name was released.The only conspiracy here is
based on the Constitutional protections of the 5th Amendment. Or do you think
everyone who is being investigated for a crime should have their names released
before charges are filed?
sorry that last comment was directed at lost in dc and those attacking the
I could not have anything to do with maybe the fact the two from Moab have been
charged as adults and the other kid has not could it? No your right it’s a
conspiracy against Caucasians, it always is, right?As to the rest of your
comment and the comments of others about the victim, attacking the
victim’s character only shows the lack of your own not theirs.
This is why illegals remaining here will not work. The climate among American
citizens towards illegals is escalating. We want them gone. We want them
deported. We want them denied everything they falsely believe is theirs. Imagine
2.6 million illegals living in your state? That is what we have in California.
Enough. They are a burden on everything from education to health care. It is a
tragedy, but this is the tip of the iceberg.
thinking more,yep, racism against the caucasions. either that or extreme
PC-ism to protect the latino ref killer.
What an incredibly horrible act these two boys committed. No matter if he was
legal/illegal or married and cheating or not he didn't deserve to die.
These boys have some serious issues and it makes me wonder how widespread this
type of sentiment is in Moab...
@Lost in DC... Really? Racism againts the caucasians? Two different counties,
two different DA's, two different judges. Gee that couldn't have
anything to do with it. Also this is a capital murder rather than manslaughter
(i.e. these "boys" meant to kill the man, the 17 yr. old most likely
First off, vigilantism is NOT the answer to illegal immigration.Now
for some observations:The victim was the boyfriend to one of the
boy’s mother. I thought he was here to work and send money back to Mexico
to his WIFE and children. More to this story than racismThe DN and
prosecutors are naming the caucasian SIXTEEN year old boys involved here, but
are NOT naming the latino SEVENTEEN year old soccer player who killed the
referee. A little inconsistency, maybe? Racism against the caucasians, maybe?
If evidence really existed that he was involved in drugs, why weren't
appropriate authorities notified? This is really besides the point however as
no one elected this punk to be anyone's judge, jury or executioner.On an other note, some people complain about affirmative action. Yet too
often it is these very people who make it a continued necessity. Here in this
form for example we have commenters in this form anxious to believe on no
evidence that this man is a drug dealer just because of his race.
@My2CentsI am as vocal about illegal aliens as anyone, but your comment is
way out of line.Such actions would be nothing more than anarchy.Shooting a sleeping man is not defending your country.I understand that
this tension is a creation of our government. They have allowed illegal aliens
to come here uncontested and remain with impunity. They even apologize for
them rather than deport them. They have made enforcement almost impossible.The answer is to call for enforcement of the law rather than amnesty. This is
not the way to fix the problem.
Married with three children, he comes here to work and live with another woman.
Is that the separating families that the pro-illegal folks talk about?