Sunday, February 27, 2011

How one illegal immigrant gamed the criminal justice system

“Manhunt!” With that bold headline, the Sunday Advance reported Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan’s determination to capture this county’s Top 10 fugitives.

The Advance is assisting Donovan’s initiative by displaying these individuals’ faces on the newspaper’s CRIME SCENE Web page,

Two especially galling aspects underlie this story. First is the indefensible decision by a Criminal Court judge that allowed Linares Hugo Lopez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who is number one on the list, to walk away from accusations that he horribly abused his 18-month-old son.

Second is the ease with which far too many illegal immigrants avoid answering for even the most violent crimes committed by them...

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