Crime does not take a holiday nor do the men and women of law enforcement who are duty-bound to protect the lives and property of those who live within their jurisdiction. For federal agents the “jurisdiction” is the entire United States of America!Old habits die hard! Although retired law enforcement officers no longer report for duty, as a group we remain concerned and committed to the mission that occupied our waking hours for the duration of our careers.
Yesterday, December 24, 2012 I received a brief e-mail from a former colleague at the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) who is also a retired Senior Special Agent. In addition to conveying his holiday wishes for my family and me, he provided me with a link to an infuriating Boston Globe news report that was entitled,
Many freed criminals avoid deportation, strike again
The vast and secretive US prison system for immigrants, stymied when it tries to deport some criminals, has quietly released thousands, including killers, a Globe investigation shows
Here is the link to this important news report:
This report is lengthy and make so many important points that I will not attempt to delve into each and every point here but ask that you please take the time to read this report in its entirety and then I ask that you forward this e-mail to everyone you can and ask them to do the same.
I will, however, provide you with the first few sentences of this report:
FLUSHING, N.Y. — Qian Wu thought the man who brutally attacked her was gone forever.
She was sure that Huang Chen, a Chinese citizen who slipped into America on a ship and stayed in the country illegally, would be deported as soon as he got out of jail for choking, punching, and pointing a knife at her in 2006.
But China refused to take Chen back. So, after jailing Chen on and off for three years in Texas, immigration officials believed they were out of options and did what they have done with thousands of criminals like him.
They quietly let him go.
Nobody warned Wu, or prosecutors, or the public. The petite, 46-year-old woman learned Chen was still here when he stormed into her unlocked apartment one day in January 2010 and announced, “I bet you didn’t expect to see me.” Terrified, she called the police, and he fled. But for two weeks, Chen was free to stalk her and finally, to catch her as she hurried home with milk and bread one afternoon.
Chen then finished what he had started earlier, bashing Wu on the head with a hammer and slashing her with a knife. As she lay crumpled in a grimy stairwell, he ripped out her heart and a lung and fled with his macabre trophies.
“She lived in horror in the last two weeks of her life,” said Yongwei Guo, Wu’s widower, through an interpreter in New York. “She knew there was somebody coming to kill her and we asked the police for protection, and also the government, but they did nothing.”