“Possible” Illegal Alien overlooked in 2004, Attacks 78 Year Old Woman in Silver Spring Maryland


Suspect is being held on no bond, meaning, his Immigration Status is under investigation.  Again. Montgomery County and Ike Leggett and Chief Manger fail to protect its citizens.  Only the citizen’s themselves could save the live of this woman during a vicious attack of attempted carjacking.

Seems the alleged criminal in the article below, Javier Gonzalez-Mena, was actually in Montgomery County Police hands back in 2004 for the same crime.  Guess they forgot to check his immigration status.

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009  Gazette

Good Samaritans rush to help elderly carjacking victim

Helpful citizens chase suspect, lead police to arrest after incident in parking lot

by Jeremy Arias | Staff writer

When a 78-year-old woman was threatened with a knife in an attempted carjacking in Silver Spring Sunday afternoon, a group of citizens rushed to her aid, subdued the criminal and helped police to identify the man.

Javier Gonzalez-Mena, 27, of the 23300 block of Brewer’s Tavern Way in Clarksburg, was arrested shortly after the incident when a responding officer recognized the criminal from descriptions given by the victim and witnesses, said Montgomery County Police spokesman Cpl. Dan Friz. Neither the victim nor the citizens who intervened sustained any injuries.

At approximately 12:47 p.m., Gonzalez-Mena approached the victim next to her car in the parking lot of the Bestway grocery store at 8540 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, displayed a knife and demanded the keys to her 2000 Honda Civic. After handing him the keys, the victim, who uses a cane, headed toward the store, calling for help. A number of passersby responded to her cries and apparently charged the suspect, who dropped the knife and fled before being brought down, Friz said.

“There was a physical altercation, which would lead me to believe they probably tackled him, took him to the ground,” Friz said. “He did incur a black eye; obviously the average citizen isn’t as well-trained as a police officer in dealing with criminals and use of force, [but] I guess they were pretty ticked off that he was trying to take advantage of this older woman.”

Gonzalez-Mena was able to flee the citizens before police officers arrived on the scene, but officers located him on Arliss Street in Silver Spring, and, after a short foot chase, he was taken into custody, Friz said.

“He was brought [to the station] for an interview, and he gave a pretty weak story,” Friz said. “Both the victim and several witnesses positively identified him.”

Gonzalez-Mena has been charged with attempted carjacking, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, second-degree assault and possession of a dangerous and deadly weapon, among other offenses, and is being held without bond, according to a county police press release. He was convicted in 2004, also for carjacking, Friz added. Court records did not yet list an attorney for Gonzalez-Mena as of Tuesday morning.

When asked about the intervention of citizens in the attempted carjacking, Friz praised the willingness of the citizens to help but also cautioned that the department’s main concern is to avoid injuries wherever possible.

“We sincerely appreciate the help, but our biggest concern is we don’t want other people being hurt,” he said. “In this case the guy had a knife. … When in doubt, call us; get a good suspect description and let us know.”

A SIMILAR STORY WAS COVERED IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SENTINEL ON DECEMBER 31, 2009.  POLICE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ-LAINEZ, ALLEGED TO HAVE STABBED HIS ROOMMATE TO DEATH IN ROCKVILLE.  MC POLICE HAD RODRIGUEZ-LAINEZ IN CUSTODY BACK IN MARCH ON A DWI CHARGE.  GUESS THAT FORGOT TO CHECK HIS IMMIGRATION STATUS.

LETTER TO EDITOR

Wonderland on the Pike

It’s bad enough that Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and the entire Montgomery County Council (Democrats Andrews, Berliner, Elrich, Ervin, Floreen, Knapp, Leventhal, Navarro & Trachtenberg), back the rights of illegal aliens over those of county citizens, including Montgomery County Police Officers. (County backs immigration policy over police concerns, Examiner, 12/15/09).   Leggett and the Council are elected officials and have no loyalty to anyone but their next re-election campaign.

It’s more troubling however when County Executive Ike Leggett’s handpicked Chief of Police Tom Manger and the top County Attorneys, officials sworn to uphold the law, follow like zombies in the development, implementation and justification of policies on behalf of these elected officials.  Policies which are clearly biased against the safety and welfare of all Montgomery County citizens.

But the ultimate injustice was when a taxpayer funded illegal alien support group, Identity Inc., joined the public debate regarding the County’s role in cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  Identity Inc. Director Candace Kattar seemingly threatened the Fraternal Order of Police Union (FOP) when she stated the FOP was creating an “increasingly diverse, harmful and potentially dangerous situation by the threatening a lawsuit (against the county), and asked the County Council whether it intended “to send any public message” to the FOP and Hispanic community.

Kattar runs a taxpayer funded “counseling and rehabilitation center” for wayward Hispanic MS-13 gang members.  If the Police were allowed to do their job and cooperate with federal authorities these gang bangers would be back in El Salvador where they belong.  And Kattar would be reading Tarot cards on the boardwalk at Ocean City.  Instead the Montgomery County Council, despite the projected $600 million deficit in 2010, just funded a second larger gang facility for Identity Inc to manage to run in upper Montgomery County.

Brad Botwin, Director

Help Save Maryland

IF WE CHANGE THE WORD “TERRORISM” IN THE ARTICLE BELOW AND MAKE IT “ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION”, IMPLEMENT THE TARGETED ENFORCEMENT OF E-VERIFY, 287g AND “LEGAL PRESENCE”, MANY OF MARYLAND’s PROBLEMS AND GROWINGS COSTS WOULD JUST GO AWAY!

— GANG VIOLENCE AND CRIME, SCHOOL OVERCROWDING, BANKRUPT HOSPITALS, DAY LABORER CENTERS, HOUSING CODE VIOLATIONS, ANCHOR BABIES, ILLEGAL WORKERS, COUNTERFEIT DOCUMENTS, VOTER FRAUD, NON-EMERGENCY HEALTHCARE, ETC.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN MARYLAND — WE KNOW THE PROBLEM & WE KNOW THE PROFILE. WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR RESOURCES ON PROTECTING OUR CITIZENS, NOT ATTRACTING AND SUSTAINING ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THEIR SUPPORT GROUPS LIKE CASA OF MARYLAND & CATHOLIC CHARITIES.

On Terrorism it’s Time to Know, to Profile, and to Discriminate

by Newt Gingrich (more by this author)

Posted 12/30/2009 ET

After the Christmas Day near disaster in Detroit, it is time for Americans to demand effective anti-terrorist actions.

Over eight years after 9/11 and 30 years after the Iranian illegal seizure of the United States embassy and the 444 day Iranian hostage crisis, Washington is still avoiding being intellectually honest about the war we are in.

Our Politically Correct Government is Making Life More Miserable For the Innocent

America is long overdue for a serious global strategy that includes targeting threats such as the terrorist killer at Fort Hood, the individuals recently arrested in Detroit, Denver and New York, and the five Americans detained in Pakistan.

The scale, persistence and sophistication of the enemy requires an honesty, a clarity, and a scale appropriate to the response.

Once again, instead of targeting the source of the threats, our politically correct government decides to make life more miserable for the traveling public by imposing hopelessly meaningless rules such as not allowing passengers to leave their seats in the last hour of the flight.  Bound by cultural sensitivities, the default reaction of the bureaucracy is to review the procedures and wring its hands ineffectively.

Today, because our elites fear politically incorrect honesty, they believe that it is better to harass the innocent, delay the harmless, and risk the lives of every American than to do the obvious, the effective, and the necessary.

It’s Time to Be Honest About What We Know

Before a lot more Americans are killed we must acquire the courage to tell the truth and to act on that truth.

It is time to be honest about what we know.

We know our opponents are radical extremists of the irreconcilable wing of Islam (Islamists, some would call them).

We know they have an ideology which is anti-female, desires to impose fundamentalist Sharia as a form of law, is hostile to other religions and is prepared to kill the innocent to achieve their goals.

We know how to identify these enemies but our elites have refused to do so.

Protecting the Rights of Terrorists Has Been More Important than Protecting the Lives of Americans

In the Obama Administration, protecting the rights of terrorists has been more important than protecting the lives of Americans.

That must now change decisively.

It is time to know more about would-be terrorists, to profile for terrorists and to actively discriminate based on suspicious terrorist information.

The United States should track down the owners of every website that promotes terrorism and systematically root them out.  It should be as dangerous to a person promoting terrorism as it is to execute an act of terrorism.

The same should apply to the electronic communications of every known radical (and using these communications to track down every unknown radical).

The United States Must Actively Root Out Every Terrorist Website

The people behind these websites should be barred from getting a U.S. visa if not in the United States (concurrently, we should make it easier — not harder — for non-terrorists to get visas because we want to encourage the law abiding while discriminating against the potential terrorist).

An integrated data base for threats should have been expected, we now learn that it does not exist.  This must be fixed.

It should be reasonable for the flying public to have expected that when the Nigerian terrorist’s father reported he was going to a terrorist training camp he should automatically have been barred from getting a visa and from flying into the United States.

We Need a “Grand National Strategy” That is Bigger Than the Debate Over Afghanistan

The emergence of Yemen as the new planning, equipping, and training center for terrorism should remind us we need a worldwide “grand national strategy” (to use the World War II term) that is far bigger than our current debate over Afghanistan.

Americans should also note that ABC News is reporting that two of the plotters to blow the Amsterdam to Detroit flight out of the air were released from Guantanamo in 2007, attended an “art rehabilitation program” in Saudi Arabia, were released and took up senior leadership positions in al Qaeda in Yemen.  Americans should also know that nearly half of the remaining detainees in Guantanamo are from Yemen.

The recent arrest of five Americans in Pakistan and the report there are 25 British citizens training to be bombers in Yemen should remind us this is a global war.

Moreover, the report that 74 Guantanamo detainees who have been released are back in the war trying to kill Americans should stop any further effort to close Guantanamo or to release terrorists.

The New Honesty Should End Any Thought of a Civilian Trial in New York for KSM

This new honesty about the threat should end any thought of a civilian trial in New York for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad with its dangers for exposing American intelligence information.  All terrorists including would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should be tried in military tribunals as part of a serious war strategy.

The Attorney General and every Justice Department appointee whose law firms provided pro bono counsel for terrorists should be fired and replaced with lawyers who believe the lives of Americans are more important than the rights of terrorists.

The United States must have a policy of effective interrogation to understand our enemies and disrupt their planned attacks (read Marc Thiessen’s column from yesterday).

We Need a New Homeland Security Secretary Who Knows We Need a New Strategy

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s claim that the Detroit bomber was allowed to board a plan with explosives hidden in his underwear proved the system worked is proof we need a new Homeland Security Secretary who knows we need a new strategy and a new focus.

These are the first steps toward defeating the extremists.

We should take them before there is a tragic attack that kills a lot of people.

We have been warned. Again.

Will we now act?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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