The Media Needs To Stop Hiding The Truth About Illegal Immigrant Crime

  
By:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  22 comments

The Media Needs To Stop Hiding The Truth About Illegal Immigrant Crime

A man in a Texan prison, already charged with murdering an 81-year-old woman, was charged in May with murdering 11 more elderly women ranging in age from 76 to 94. The accused serial killer, Billy Chemirmir, worked in home health care and allegedly posed as a maintenance worker to gain access to his victims’ homes.

Chemirmir is accused of smothering his victims with a pillow, then stealing their jewelry and other valuables. Dallas police are now reevaluating 750 other cases in which elderly people died alone, to determine if Chemirmir may have been involved.

This awful story should have been big national news. It wasn’t. Chemirmir is a Kenyan citizen living illegally in the United States and hadn’t been deported despite two prior jail stints for driving while intoxicated convictions, plus another for assaulting a girlfriend.

Because Chemirmir used pillows, not guns, to kill his victims, his crimes presented no opportunity for gun-control advocates to manipulate the story. To be blunt, his race (black), legal status (illegal), and murder weapon (pillows) were all factors that ensured that this story wouldn’t receive the attention it would have if these factors were otherwise.

A man in a Texan prison, already charged with murdering an 81-year-old woman, was charged in May with murdering 11 more elderly women ranging in age from 76 to 94. The accused serial killer, Billy Chemirmir, worked in home health care and allegedly posed as a maintenance worker to gain access to his victims’ homes.

Chemirmir is accused of smothering his victims with a pillow, then stealing their jewelry and other valuables. Dallas police are now reevaluating 750 other cases in which elderly people died alone, to determine if Chemirmir may have been involved.

This awful story should have been big national news. It wasn’t. Chemirmir is a Kenyan citizen living illegally in the United States and hadn’t been deported despite two prior jail stints for driving while intoxicated convictions, plus another for assaulting a girlfriend.

Because Chemirmir used pillows, not guns, to kill his victims, his crimes presented no opportunity for gun-control advocates to manipulate the story. To be blunt, his race (black), legal status (illegal), and murder weapon (pillows) were all factors that ensured that this story wouldn’t receive the attention it would have if these factors were otherwise.

CNN, USA Today, MSNBC, NPR, The Daily Beast, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and many other news outlets ignored the story. NBC News referred to Chemirmir as a “Texas man” and made no mention of his illegal status. The Washington Post didn’t mention his immigration status until around the 20th paragraph of their article on it.

CBS reported on the story a year ago but didn’t mention that he was illegally present, and hasn’t covered it since. ABC News failed to identify Chemirmir as an illegal alien, and only briefly mentioned as an aside near the end of their story that he “also has an immigration hold against him.”

Elites often repeat the talking point that immigrants commit fewer crimes than Americans. In truth, however, most states don’t keep comparative crime statistics. Regardless of the statistical breakdown, media outlets purposely ignore stories that upend their preferred immigrants-as-choirboys narrative.

The same news outlets that ignored the Chermirmir story also ignored the tragic case of Ariana Funes-Diaz, a 14-year-old girl who was stripped naked, beaten with a baseball bat, then stabbed to death with a machete. Her assailants, a pair of teenage MS-13 gang members who had recently entered the country from El Salvador, threw her body in a creek.

One of Funes-Diaz’s accused murderers crossed into the United States in December 2015 with his family, who claimed asylum but didn’t show for their hearing. An immigration judge ordered his removal in March 2017. The other assailant was taken into custody as an unaccompanied minor in August 2016 but was later released to a family member.

A year ago, the pair were arrested on murder, armed robbery, and other charges in a separate case, but were never deported because Prince George is a sanctuary county that refuses to cooperate with federal officials in enforcing U.S. immigration laws. Just as with the Chemirmir case, most national media outlets ignored the story.

The Washington Post’s coverage initially minimized the immigration angle then later blamed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for scapegoating local officials. The Post quoted Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrant’s Rights Project, who said that ICE’s news release about the case was part of “the Trump administration’s efforts to essentially bully jurisdictions into becoming instruments of immigration enforcement.”

Given the horrific nature of this crime, that it was apparently committed by teens who shouldn’t have been in the country, and that the reporter reached out to the ACLU but not conservative organizations like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) or The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) says a lot about the distorted lens through which the Post and other news outlets view immigration. They’re eager to cover stories about immigrants who became class valedictorians, but only begrudgingly cover immigrant serial killers, gang members, or other undesirables, if they cover them at all.

The media tiptoes around or outright ignores these stories primarily because they don’t fit their “immigrants-commit-fewer-crimes than Americans” narrative. Google also appears to keep immigrant crime out of the headlines. Googling “horrific crimes committed by illegal immigrants” or other similar search terms, and you’ll notice that most of the top results are bogus studies asserting that immigrants almost never commit serious crimes.

Yet readers don’t want editors to function as censors who withhold stories because they don’t advance their politics. A recent Knight Foundation and Gallup Poll found that 94 percent of Republicans and 75 percent of independents said they trust the media less now than they did a decade ago. As trust in the media has eroded, so too has the media’s trust in its readers. Readers have sensed that lack of respect and are increasingly retreating toward media that reflect their preexisting viewpoints.

Consumers of conservative-themed news outlets will know all about the Billy Chemirmirs of the world, just as devotees of liberal outlets can recite by heart every offensive statement Rep. Steve King has made. Each side becomes well-versed in their team’s talking points but rarely receives information that challenges their thinking.

The mainstream media should play a constructive role in bridging this polarization by simply presenting the news with equal treatment of facts that favor the left and the right, not censoring or sanitizing stories that may be offensive to some or inconvenient to others. Report the news and leave deciphering the narratives to us.

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Texan1211
1  author  Texan1211    3 weeks ago
The Media Needs To Stop Hiding The Truth About Illegal Immigrant Crime

And people should stop supporting media which hides the truth.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Texan1211 @1    3 weeks ago

Can't understand the love affair that the left has with illegal immigrants. It's hard to understand why they ignore the criminal element embedded amongst all these immigrants.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.1  author  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    3 weeks ago
Can't understand the love affair that the left has with illegal immigrants. It's hard to understand why they ignore the criminal element embedded amongst all these immigrants.

I just don't get it either.

Why would any red-blooded American ever put illegal alien criminals ahead of American citizens, and WHY on earth would they elect politicians who care more about illegal aliens than our own citizens?

it is some of the stupidest behaviors I have ever seen exhibited.

 
 
 
Heartland American
1.1.2  Heartland American  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

New voters lives matter no matter the cost to society at large.  

 
 
 
Sunshine
2  Sunshine    3 weeks ago

I liked Trump's idea of sending all illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1  author  Texan1211  replied to  Sunshine @2    3 weeks ago
I liked Trump's idea of sending all illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.

Me too.

If they want them here, let them have them until we can deport them.

Never thought I would see the day when states or cities would ACTIVELY work AGAINST American interests, but here we are.

Sad.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.1  Heartland American  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    3 weeks ago

Me three! 

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    3 weeks ago

If local jails had a citizen in custody who was wanted by the FBI, they would call the FBI without thinking twice about it. Is it really such a burden to call ICE when you have a wanted alien in custody?

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1  author  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @3    3 weeks ago
If local jails had a citizen in custody who was wanted by the FBI, they would call the FBI without thinking twice about it. Is it really such a burden to call ICE when you have a wanted alien in custody

According to the leading bleeding-heart liberals, yes, it is an imposition to help America.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

Voted up!

Ice, which was recently sabotaged before being able to implement new deportation orders has released a list of names of criminal illegal aliens.

"The office recently issued a press release which lists seven cases in which ICE requested detainers on criminal illegal aliens being held in local jails and those requests were ignored, many with tragic consequences.

According to ICE, Rosalio Ramos-Ramos was arrested last January for murder and dismembering his victim. It happened just months after Ramos was released from a Washington jail despite ICE’s request for an immigration detainer and notification of his pending release, neither of which were honored.

ICE also cites the case of Mexican national Martin Gallo-Gallardo, who was in a Clackamas County Oregon jail. The statement said jail officials ignored ICE’s request for an immigration detainer and notification of release. Gallardo was released and within months was re-arrested, this time for allegedly murdering his wife.

The most recent case involves Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, who was also in the U.S. illegally. He was convicted of raping a wheelchair-bound Seattle woman twice. He was sentenced to time served and released, under the judge’s order that he self-deport back to Mexico. King County Sheriff’s officials say he eventually did return to Mexico, but not before assaulting his victim a third time."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/ice-takes-on-washington-states-sanctuary-law-by-showing-dangers-of-ignoring-immigration-detainers

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

I've given up pointing out and PROVING American media bias when it comes to the Israel-Pali conflict, and I wouldn't be surprised that if the Democrats were to win in 2020 that they will pass laws like Germany and England have making it a crime to be critical of the crimes immigrants commit.

 
 
 
JBB
5.1  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    3 weeks ago

Oh, BULL! You plainly do not understand American free speech or the First Ammendment of the US Constitution. There are exactly zero chances of such laws ever being enacted in the USA. They would be declared unconstitutional in half a NY minute. In fact, pretty much all the things you say that you worry about that what might happen if Democrats wins in 2020 are irrational and it isn't like they would effect you anyway. And besides, China seems to be having its own problems with free expression. Worry about your own backyard...

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.1  author  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @5.1    3 weeks ago
Oh, BULL! You plainly do not understand American free speech or the First Ammendment of the US Constitution. There are exactly zero chances of such laws ever being enacted in the USA. They would be declared unconstitutional in half a NY minute.

Oh, man, I don't know about that.

Lots and lots of folks are really, really, really worried about Trump not leaving office, so maybe it IS possible that some dumbass law could be passed.

 
 
 
JBB
5.1.2  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @5.1.1    3 weeks ago

What in Hell does that comment have to do with American free speech?

The SC just ruled that even vulgar trade names are allowed. See: FUCT...

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1.3  author  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @5.1.2    3 weeks ago
What in Hell does that comment have to do with American free speech?

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Buzz of the Orient
5.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @5.1.2    3 weeks ago

Free speech?  Just try publishing a picture of Muhammud.  Or be critical of Islamism without being labelled an Islamophobe.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @5.1    3 weeks ago
"Worry about your own backyard..."

I worry a lot less about where I'm living now than I do about my own country Canada if Trudeau and his party get reelected in the fall.  By the way, I have lived temporarily in the USA as I shared ownership of and spent time in a Florida golf condominium with my brother for a number of years.  These days I wouldn't step one foot into a country where there are shootings every day - but then isn't shooting someone just an extension of free speech - it kind of does settle an argument, doesn't it?

 
 
 
dave-2693993
5.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    3 weeks ago
I've given up pointing out and PROVING American media bias when it comes to the Israel-Pali conflict,

Buzz, until folks can pay attention to the full spectrum of what is really happening over there, IMO, trying to disprove the brainwashed western media tripe is a lost cause.

From time to time I'll get on my soapbox about it, then quit wasting my time and energy talking to a figurative wall.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @5.2    3 weeks ago

Thank you, Dave - you're a person who knows and stands up for the truth.

 
 
 
bbl-1
6  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

Absolutely.  The media needs to stop hiding the truth about the Trump family, or syndicate's, history of crime.

 
 
 
Texan1211
6.1  author  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @6    3 weeks ago
Absolutely. The media needs to stop hiding the truth about the Trump family, or syndicate's, history of crime

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