As a law enforcement officer, statistically, more than 50 percent of all cases I investigate involve illegals as either suspects or victims. Unfortunately this is not distinguishable on reported statistics because we can't discriminate among those we help.
Most of these cases are child sex crimes and identity theft. Many convicted sex offenders are illegals that were not deported after conviction, or who have sneaked back across the border. And most of my rape and child sex cases are perpetrated by illegals.
This opinion piece is welcome insight from someone who has seen firsthand the real cost of open borders. The public needs to hear more from police officers about what they experience of illegal alien crime.
Compare Officer Finneran's honesty with the low-fact reporting in the local Contra Costa Times about a recent double murder in the once placid Pinole, California ["Pinole residents fed up with city's gang element" ], in which "out-of-town residents" are blamed for the rise in violent crime.
You have to read the San Francisco Chronicle to learn that the accused is a member of the violent Sureno Hispanic gang, and is charged with shooting three local young men in a public park because one wore the wrong color ["Victim in double slaying wore wrong color shirt, D.A. says"].
[Accused shooter Daniel] Ruiz had been carrying a photograph of a Sureno member who had been killed recently and appears to have killed Gregory and Kretchmar — who were strangers — in retaliation, Jewett said. [...]
Surenos, or southerners, and Nortenos, or northerners, are offshoots and loose affiliates of two Latino prison gangs that have been at war since the late 1960s. Each of the victims in Pinole was white.
Everything we learn about illegal alien and Hispanic crime, particularly the gang variety, indicates that it is more prevalent than authorities want to reveal. In fact, gang membership may be substantially higher than earlier thought: police departments have refused to provide information because they didn't want to frighten Americans unduly. Heather MacDonald has ferreted out police statistics that show similarly hidden numbers of an alarming nature.