Prosecutor Appeals After Judge Drops Rape Charges Against Liberian Over Lack of Interpreter
ROCKVILLE, Md. — The prosecutor in the case of a Liberian native charged with repeatedly raping and molesting a 7-year-old girl said Monday that he is filing an appeal of a controversial judge's ruling that dismissed all charges because an interpreter who spoke the suspect's rare West African dialect could not be found.
Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy called the ruling last Tuesday by Judge Katherine Savage "improper," adding that his office has "requested that an appeal be taken to reverse the court's order."
The accused rapist graduated from high school in Maryland and attended community college. So it's obviously ridiculous to claim that he does not speak English well enough. Besides the fact that he has been educated in this country, there is the fact that English is the official language of Liberia.
There are a number of outrages in this story: first of all, if we had sensible immigration policies, and enforced them, people like this accused rapist would not be in our country at all. Why must our country be the dumping ground for all the world's losers and hard-luck stories? Enough.
Secondly, who came up with the 'no speak English' excuse? The lying defendant himself? Or a slimy leftist defense attorney who has not one scruple to his (or her name)?
Thirdly, who is this she-judge and why is she on the bench?
The articles I read on this case and the TV news reports did not seem to mention the accused rapist's immigration status; is he a legal resident, or a naturalized citizen? Whatever the facts are in this case, it illustrates why we need to change our immigration policies and enforce our laws. There are far too many immigrant criminals and deviants roaming our country thanks to our stupid generosity and our legendary soft-heartedness and soft-headedness.
If this Kanneh character IS a naturalized citizen, then that illustrates how we need to delay granting citizenship until after many years of residency, and we need to make it conditional on good behavior. One strike, you're out. Everybody in the world is clamoring to get into our country so we can and should be selective in the extreme. Only the best should be allowed entry and citizenship, and that, conditionally.
Elitist? You bet. We as a country should not be a social service agency or the lunatic asylum of the world. We should, to paraphrase JFK, ask not what America can do for immigrants, but what immigrants can do for America.
And speaking of 'undesirable aliens', a phrase which has since fallen out of favor, we have the case of Terapon Adhahn, the Thai immigrant also accused of child rape and murder, of Zina Linnik in Tacoma, Washington.
TACOMA — Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against Terapon Adhahn if he is convicted of the murder of 12-year-old Zina Linnik of Tacoma.
Gerald Horne, Pierce County prosecuting attorney, made the announcement during a news conference in Tacoma.
Horne said prosecutors agreed to not seek the death penalty while still investigating the abduction of Zina. In exchange, Adhahn led police to Zina's body in rural eastern Pierce County, he said.
Earlier today, Adhahn, 42, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape. Aggravated first-degree murder is punishable by life in prison without parole or execution.''
This disgrace of a 'human' is also suspected in several other such cases, and shame on Washington state for declining to seek the death penalty. Of course after declining to use it in the case of the notorious Green River Killer, who killed dozens of women, Washington has pretty much made the death penalty obsolete.
But Adhahn, whose immigration status is unclear (he's been described as an illegal and also as a 'legal resident') is another poster child for stricter immigration laws and deportation. There is no excuse for his being here, and the same for Kanneh.
Even if found innocent, these guys should be summarily shipped off to their places of origin and never allowed back.
There is just no evidence that they are fit to become permanent residents let alone citizens. We have to have higher standards than this.
Tom Tancredo, to his credit, is calling for civil rights charges against Kanneh.
Tancredo Calls on Feds to Seek Civil Rights Charges against Released Child Rapist
(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado) today sent a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales asking him to consider charging Mahamu Kanneh with federal civil rights violations, who is a Liberian immigrant that was accused of repeatedly raping a 7-year old girl over the course of a year and released after a Maryland court claimed to have difficulty finding a suitable interpreter.
“It is troubling that this state judge has taken the unprecedented step of converting the supposed inability of a suspect to speak English into what is essentially a license to engage in criminal activity,” said Tancredo. “Especially when one considers that the suspect had attended public high school and community college in the U.S., and even had the audacity to conduct several interviews with media in English following the ruling.”
Tancredo says, correctly, that the judge's ruling simply gives criminals notice that all they need to do to evade justice is to claim they can only communicate in some obscure language.
We need someone to advocate for the American public, for the citizens of this country; we have way too many people working for the immigrants and not enough people looking out for the safety and well-being of our own people. Our country is being exploited, used, and abused by the world's predators and opportunists, and with the assistance of our own sorry countrymen who have no natural loyalty.