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The The Montgomery County street corner that played host to a homicide and a carjacking Tuesday has long been on local leaders? minds.

The Silver Spring intersection of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road is not so much a crime hot spot as it is a source of frustration: the 7-Eleven and Exxon Station lots there are becoming more popular with day laborers than a county-funded day labor center just half a block down.

Leaders of CASA of Maryland, the immigrant advocacy group that runs county day labor centers, sent workers to the intersection several times a week throughout 2007, imploring workers to use their facility. The center is heated, has staff to record job placements and lawyers ready to pursue employers if they don?t pay workers.

Nonetheless, throughout 2007, 50 to 80 workers a day looked for jobs at the Exxon and 7-Eleven at the intersection, roughly the same number who signed up for work at the center. Now, with the downturn in the economy, those numbers have doubled, according to Hispanic community police liaison Officer Luis Hurtado.

?There?s no jobs to be had,? Hurtado said. ?And so the crowds are getting bigger and bigger ? I would say they?ve doubled in these areas and throughout many Silver Spring 7-Eleven parking lots.?

Hurtado said he?s worried the sagging economy, the downturn in the housing market and lack of construction jobs will have more detrimental effects.

?We?re seeing an escalation in crime committed by Latino males, and we?re seeing an increase in Latino crime victims, like the storekeeper who was killed this week,? Hurtado said. ?We?ve arrested people who tell us they just need to feed their families.?

Maryland Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez says people need to pay attention to crime victims as well.

?I think what went missing from a lot of the reports of this tragedy was the fact that the victim was an immigrant,? Gutierrez said. ?He was a hard-working El Salvadoran immigrant just trying to get by, like most of the people who come to our country.?
Tuesday has long been on local leaders? minds.

The Silver Spring intersection of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road is not so much a crime hot spot as it is a source of frustration: the 7-Eleven and Exxon Station lots there are becoming more popular with day laborers than a county-funded day labor center just half a block down.

Leaders of CASA of Maryland, the immigrant advocacy group that runs county day labor centers, sent workers to the intersection several times a week throughout 2007, imploring workers to use their facility. The center is heated, has staff to record job placements and lawyers ready to pursue employers if they don?t pay workers.

Nonetheless, throughout 2007, 50 to 80 workers a day looked for jobs at the Exxon and 7-Eleven at the intersection, roughly the same number who signed up for work at the center. Now, with the downturn in the economy, those numbers have doubled, according to Hispanic community police liaison Officer Luis Hurtado.

?There?s no jobs to be had,? Hurtado said. ?And so the crowds are getting bigger and bigger ? I would say they?ve doubled in these areas and throughout many Silver Spring 7-Eleven parking lots.?

Hurtado said he?s worried the sagging economy, the downturn in the housing market and lack of construction jobs will have more detrimental effects.

?We?re seeing an escalation in crime committed by Latino males, and we?re seeing an increase in Latino crime victims, like the storekeeper who was killed this week,? Hurtado said. ?We?ve arrested people who tell us they just need to feed their families.?

Maryland Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez says people need to pay attention to crime victims as well.

?I think what went missing from a lot of the reports of this tragedy was the fact that the victim was an immigrant,? Gutierrez said. ?He was a hard-working El Salvadoran immigrant just trying to get by, like most of the people who come to our country.?

6 Responses to “Montgomery County MD Street Corner that Hosts Illegals Scene of a Homicide and a Carjacking Tuesday”
  1. melody says:

    ?We?re seeing an escalation in crime committed by Latino males, and we?re seeing an increase in Latino crime victims, like the storekeeper who was killed this week,? Hurtado said. ?We?ve arrested people who tell us they just need to feed their families.?

    What is the proper solution they are hoping for? Make sure all their babies are born in the U.S. so they can get anchor baby benefits? Or perhaps they should have a special food stamp program just for able-bodied-invaders-with-no-anchor-babies so they all can be sure to have plenty of food?

    Perhaps a special social program where they can lie and pretend to have more than 10 kids living in their home country so they can get a special amnesty because they have a “family” to feed? Perhaps a social program where the invader with the most “pretend children” always has a job?

  2. ChinaWall says:

    So true Melody

    I hope the bugger?s really overburden the states and cities that harbors criminals. I hope more jobs are lost to these slaves of cheap labor. I am looking forward to the fall to the level of the USA being a third world country. Might as well be, they are bringing in more people than the land can handle. The water and food is fast becoming an issue.

    Look at the states that do not have enough water this very day. We have been recirculation sewer waste in Fort Worth-Dallas for about 30 years now. A little over 4,802,463 million people in the Metroplex flush and it goes down the Trinity River into East Texas Lakes and reservoirs only to pumped back to 4 million plus via pipelines. The aquifers? are not going to replenish in our lifetime due to over population.

    Population 2000: 534,694.
    Population 2007 exceeds 700,000

    It is strange how that such supporters of anti-sovereignty, anti-rule of law, ignore the Department of Homeland Security, blind to the Constitution of the United States, are not tried for treason. I hope they want my services in the military to defend them again sometime as I will ignore any threat to them and may even join in. If they have, natural disasters let them look to the dictator of Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, and the other invaders of this country.

    If these states, cities, commerce, want to ignore the majority of Legal Citizens desires and Rights of Sovereignty we shall ignore them. I wished we could kick them out of the union.

  3. jo says:

    the “poor things” can’t get decent jobs here and can’t get decent jobs in their own beloved countries. well, i don’t see a problem with this situation. send their asses home as there is nothing for them to gain by staying here, or are they to kill enough citizens to free up some jobs for themselves. it is like they have been allowed to come/be here for some future event and they have been placed on hold until that time and left to their own devices in the meanwhile. for those who believe that this is strictly stupidity on the part of the gov’t, i say dream on. they are part of the plan, prehaps to answer the call when all abled body men will be called upon to enforce “marshall law?”. HUM………………………

  4. Sandman says:

    Good point Jo, most American soldiers would naturally have a problem in a future scenereo with the whole idea of marshall law on our soil, however, angry foreigners wearing uniforms and carrying big guns would make perfect tyrants to rule over us. I only wonder how many Americans would resist this if it were to happen.

  5. jo says:

    Sandman,

    unfortunately, not many. the sheepeople are so used to seeing all these “immigrants” and believe that they are here legally and once amnesty (however they make it happen) is complete they will have total “legitimacy” and the people WILL OBEY. have you ever noticed how many of them are “in law enforcement”……rent a cops, but they have the walk, the talk and the arrogance down pat. engage them in conversation and they will tell you (with great pride) that they are law enforcement officers. more and more of them are carrying guns, particularly in hispanic supermarkets etc. they will have “experience”.

    ask yourself why this gov’t has used the national guard to fight overseas and the answer becomes apparent. ..to destroy the forces that are suppose to protect this country from within. these young people are being destroyed, many of those who have not been killed or maned phsically, have been destroyed mentally and emotionally. it is so bad, there have been close to 600 hundred suicides, this is the number that the gov”t acknowledges, so you can guess that the number is much higher. they say that over two tours is a guarantee of distablization for a soldier, but the gov”t keeps sending them back for more tours with no real rest in between. WTF do “we the people “do, other then wave the flag and talk sh*t. so to your question, we have already given our consent to be further marginalized and destroyed.

  6. BattleCat says:

    Yeah,

    Uber-Putz mayor of Alexandria was on NBC4 this morning talking about how unfortunate Prince William County’s crackdown policies were and how happy he was to take in all the illegals that moved to Alexandria. Montgomery Co, Maryland is the same way. Enjoy them, folks, we’d like to provide you with all the illegals we can! The funniest part of Putz’s interview was how uncomfortable he was dancing around the “increased cost in services” questions and how every once in a while, he say “we invite them all, legal or illegal, but we’d like them to respect our laws”. What a dip$hit.

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