How can an illegal alien violate not only our immigration laws but violate our criminal laws five times and still be driving around without being deported or jailed? Now Ramiro Gallegos, of Supply, NC., has killed a father of two children, injured the mother of two, so badly that weeks later she is still in a coma. Now we all know that since Gallegos was caught only five times, can you imagine how many times he has violated the law and safety of the general public without getting caught?
Every governmental department that has come in contact with Ramiro Gallegos, from the immigration authorities to the Judges that failed to administer adequate punishment to the legislators that continuously fail to provide the laws that deter this kind of crime, should be held responsible. Each and every one of these officials has failed miserably. Now a family is destroyed and to say that their lives have changed is such an understatement. Every aspect of their lives will be altered and a sadness will follow them all the days of their lives.
An illegal alien who has no legal right to be here or to drive on our highways and certainly not the right to endanger lives has simply brought to the attention of the sleeping public what has been going on for some time. Our immigration officials simply look the other way because of "some alliance our president has with Mexico"? I certainly don't understand or know why.
Our police make a personal judgement call each time they stop a violator. Not all police cars have breathalyzers. Do they make an arrest or make a big deal out of a maybe offender? Our judges either bend under pressure of defense attorneys, public scrutiny. or the pressure not to add to our prison overpopulation. I don't understand it or know why. Our legislators certainly know that the laws are ineffective, poorly written and full of loopholes. Why do they refuse to act? I don't understand it and certainly do not understand why. Who benefits from the legislation's lack of action? That's a very good question, isn't it?
I recently read in the Greensboro, NC. newspaper that a member of the NC Conference of District Attorneys said “Most people think of murder as killing someone with a knife or a gun. It’s a difficult concept for many people to see a vehicle as a weapon”. I think this member of the NC Conference of District Attorneys under estimates the intelligence of “most people” by making such a statement. Most people know a vehicle can and has and will continue to be used as a “weapon” until our laws, judges and the apathy of the general public changes. It is not until you are a surviving victim or a mangled victim that you realize our criminal justice system is a sad, sick farce.