Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MoCo Council President on Rockville HS gang rape: "Bad things happen"

After hiding from their constituents and the press for four days, Montgomery County elected officials yesterday began to react to the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl by two illegal immigrants at Rockville High School last Thursday. It was notable that County Council President Roger Berliner did not begin his weekly press conference by making a statement about the incident, which is foremost on the minds of county residents and parents. Only after being asked about the rape by a reporter, did Berliner comment. "Bad things happen," he suggested at one point.

Asked about the hot topic of why adults (the accused rapists are 17 and 18) are allowed to enroll as ninth-graders in Montgomery County Public Schools, Berliner endorsed the idea as a sound education policy for those with poor English skills.

In regard to the County's de facto sanctuary policies regarding citizenship status, a reporter asked if officials thought the incident should bring those policies into question now. Berliner disputed that idea in a puzzling way, asserting that the rape incident "reinforces why Montgomery County does what it does."

What was perhaps most troubling, was the passive, past-tense description of how the County would respond to the threat of serious crime, such as the gang rape incident. While most illegal immigrants do not engage in serious crime activity, Berliner said, "some of them do terrible things...and then we need to take care of it." In other words, our elected officials will allow a scenario in which we know "terrible things" will indeed happen, and then the County will "take care of it." That cannot be comforting to the victim of Thursday's brutal sexual assault in a bathroom at the school, who was allegedly gang-raped and sodomized. Wouldn't it make more sense to remove the criminal threat from the community and our schools before "bad things happen?"

Berliner went on to say the County does cooperate in limited circumstances with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when the agency alerts them when prisoners in custody "have committed federal crimes." But just yesterday, Montgomery County was placed on a new federal list of jurisdictions that "limit cooperation with ICE."

"Is there some coddling [of illegal immigrants] here that might have contributed to this crime?" asked a reporter. Berliner denied that was the case, and claimed those being "coddled" by the Council are longtime residents, whose only crime is being "undocumented." "We're coddling, and I'm proud of it," Berliner said.

12 comments:

  1. Obviously it was not his daughter that was raped by these slime.

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  2. Welcome to Maryland. Who and how do these people get elected to manage anything let alone a position with a county. They should not even work at a McDonald's

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  3. Undocumented and illegal is the same to me and we need to cooperate with ICE, ALL the time, no just in certain circumstances.

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  4. These elected idiots need to be voted out of office , NOW. Here is just one of the cases what President Trump speaks of. These illegeal aliens coming into our country committing horrible crimes. Put them in prison, catrate them, let the other prisoners take care of them (they hate rapists and child molesters) and deport their sorry asses back to whatever low life country they came from.

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  5. You do people pick up workers at home depot you know they are there but people still use them for work where is imagination

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  6. Roger, and what if it were your daughter? Really?

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  7. All I can say is they are very lucky it wasn't my daughter.

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  8. Somebody rape his bitchass or his daughter and see if bad things happen then. Dumb fuckdr should be impaled on s spear through his ass until it comes out his mouth and then set on fire. Bad things happen right?

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  9. 99.9 percent of undocumented students obey the laws. They work in menial jobs that Americans don't want to do. They pay taxes. They come here to get away from extreme violence and chaos in their own countries. This rape was a heinous act of depravity and should be condemned forcefully. There have been plenty of rapes by blond-haired, blue-eyed athletes - even at Ivy institutions - that are just as despicable. It's too easy to make this about more than a horrible crime against an innocent girl.

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  10. Yes but the diffrence is we do not seek in to your country and receive free schooling and free health care or rape your children

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  11. Yes but the diffrence is we do not seek in to your country and receive free schooling and free health care or rape your children

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