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WHAT is with these illegals???? ANOTHER death by another illegal!!!?

January 11th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Sept. 22, 2006, 7:41PM
Slain officer missed suspect’s gun in search

Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

The Houston police officer who was gunned down by a suspect Thursday after a routine traffic stop apparently missed the man’s weapon in a pat-down search, Capt. Dale Brown told reporters today.

Juan Leonardo Quintero, a 32-year-old illegal immigrant, has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson.

Brown said Quintero apparently was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his arrest.

Brown said that Quintero had a criminal history from 1995 to 1999, convicted for DWI, failure to stop and give information and indecency with a child. His driver’s license was suspended and he was deported to Mexico by immigration officials in 1999, Brown said.

Quintero has been working for a landscaping company in the Deer Park area and was driving a company Ford double-cab pickup when Johnson stopped him for speeding, Brown said.

Quintero, who apparently in the pickup with a co-worker and the two daughters of his common-law wife, was traveling 50 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone, he said. He had picked up the two girls from school and was taking them home, he said.

Johnson decided to arrest Quintero because he did not have any identification, Brown said. Although Johnson patted him down before handcuffing him, he apparently missed the 9-mm handgun he concealed under his waistband, he said.

Although Quintero was handcuffed behind his back, Brown said he apparently manipulated his handcuffed hands under his legs to the front of his body so he could fire his weapon. His hands were again behind his back when officers arrived, he said.

The suspect also fired at a wrecker driver who had been called to the scene by Johnson at the time of the arrest. The wrecker driver had spotted Johnson in apparent distress in the front seat of the car and was approaching the police car when the shot was fired. He retreated until officers arrived.

His wife, Theresa Quintero, said he has expressed concern about immigration officials and whether he should return to Mexico.

Theresa Quintero said in an interview today at their home near Hobby Airport that the couple has been married since 1997.

HPD’s Brown said records reflect no arrests for the suspect since 1999, but he said officers were still researching records.

Chief Harold Hurtt defended his policy against enforcing immigration laws, saying the situation points to the need for stronger enforcement at the border since Quintero had been deported.

“If the government would fulfill their responsibility of protecting the border, we probably would not be standing here today,” Hurtt said.

A Harris County prosecutor said in court this morning that, while seated in the back seat, the suspect pulled a 9 mm handgun from his waistband and shot Johnson in the face. The officer was able to push an emergency response button, alerting dispatch of a problem.

When other police arrived at the scene, Quintero remained in the back seat with the gun in his hand, the prosecutor said. Police found bullet casings inside the car.

Quintero kept his head down while waiting to be called before the judge. During a brief hearing, he answered "Yes” when asked whether he understood the charge against him.

Quintero has been charged with capital murder in the 248th District Court, said HPD spokesman John Cannon.

Cannon said the suspect gave "a full confession" to the shooting.

A source familiar with the scene said Johnson was shot four times through the plastic shield separating the front and rear seats. Johnson managed to push his emergency button before collapsing. The 12-year veteran of the department was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect reportedly struggled as officers tried to move him to a different vehicle.

"They finally got him in the other car, but he was scratching and fighting and acting crazy, like he could win in a fight like that," said Clara Rodriguez, who lives nearby.

Johnson, 40, was the first HPD officer killed in more than two years.

"He was very personable," Hurtt said. "We will miss one of our true soldiers in Rodney Johnson."

At least a dozen law enforcement vehicles cordoned off a large area at Randolph and Braniff where the light bar atop Johnson’s patrol car continued to flash long after the shooting. Temporary spotlights illuminated the scene into the evening as evidence technicians scoured the area. The owner of a nearby machine shop was called to the scene because bullets apparently pierced the wall of his building and investigators needed to get inside.

Before the suspect was taken to HPD headquarters, he was stripped of his clothes, which were placed in evidence bags, and dressed in a white jumpsuit. He was then taken downtown in the second of three patrol cars that left the scene shortly after 7 p.m.

‘It just breaks my heart’
As news of Johnson’s death spread, police officers gathered in small groups but said little. One HPD sergeant walked to a patrol car, took out his cell phone and made a quick phone call, taking a long drink of cold water from a bottle.

"Something real bad has happened by the airport," he said.

Rodriguez said that she and her neighbors in the small subdivision between Telephone Road and Almeda Genoa knew Johnson well and that he was well-liked.

"He would always wave and smile when he saw me," Rodriguez said. "He was a real nice guy. All he was trying to do was enforce the rules."

Rodriguez said Johnson stopped her once for speeding when the speed limit was lowered on Telephone Road. She said he politely asked her to slow down and did not ticket her.

"He was just so very nice," she said. "He was not ever mean. It just breaks my heart. I feel so very bad for his wife. He got up and went to work this morning, and this is what happened. This is what happened to one of the people who protects us, who truly took care of us."

Johnson graduated from high school in Oakland, Calif., then enlisted in the Army, serving as an MP until he was honorably discharged in 1990. He served as a corrections officer for the Texas Department of Corrections (now the Texas Department of Criminal Justice) and as a Houston police jailer before attending the police academy and graduating in 1994.

Johnson was assigned to the southeast division that year and to the southeast gang task force in 1996. While on the task force he received two Lifesaving Awards from the department and one Medal of Valor from the state. He was married to Houston police officer Joslyn Johnson. They have three daughters and two sons between the ages of 14 and 19..

i feel for u lady.
i am not american, but i worked very hard to come here legally. spent 9 months to do it. and i pay my taxes,. contribute to social security. and because of my visa i will leave the US.
so im a good guy.
but the illegals? they dont pay taxes, they commit crime, they give us legals a hard time at immigration, while they just waltz in thru the border. and they use up social resources.
and the have the audacity to march for rights? they have no rights! they’re illegals.
anyway, im proud to be in america and contributing to the economy. and unlike the illegals, im leaving.

so, gimme 10 points? please? pleeeease?

  1. ????? Marsha?????
    January 11th, 2010 at 20:52 | #1

    well, i think that was too long to read so i didn’t…
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  2. DisneyLover
    January 11th, 2010 at 21:35 | #2

    i know what assets are the illegals?
    they come over here, can’t speak our language, and kill people.
    yeah, thats real classy and nice.
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  3. primamaria04
    January 11th, 2010 at 22:23 | #3

    All I read was blah , blah , blah. And citizens don’t kill people ?
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  4. One L MicheLe
    January 11th, 2010 at 23:02 | #4

    I’m so sorry.
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  5. Rebecca D
    January 11th, 2010 at 23:43 | #5

    I agree!
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  6. David T
    January 12th, 2010 at 00:08 | #6

    Illegals don’t care they broke the law getting here so what if they break some more. They will just claim racism if you speak up just you wait and see.
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  7. ?Tom?
    January 12th, 2010 at 00:31 | #7

    Hmmm… it was too long for me too… and nothing to do with the question… just spam
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  8. fierce_guy
    January 12th, 2010 at 00:42 | #8

    Stop being such an ignorant Bich! Don’t tell me that only illegals commit crimes. Look at Manson, that psyko fukc. Can’t believe there are retarded morons like you in this country. It’s people like you that should be kicked out of this country for giving us a bad reputation. Dumbass
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  9. iwantsomeonetoeatcheeesewith
    January 12th, 2010 at 01:00 | #9

    i feel for u lady.
    i am not american, but i worked very hard to come here legally. spent 9 months to do it. and i pay my taxes,. contribute to social security. and because of my visa i will leave the US.
    so im a good guy.
    but the illegals? they dont pay taxes, they commit crime, they give us legals a hard time at immigration, while they just waltz in thru the border. and they use up social resources.
    and the have the audacity to march for rights? they have no rights! they’re illegals.
    anyway, im proud to be in america and contributing to the economy. and unlike the illegals, im leaving.

    so, gimme 10 points? please? pleeeease?
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  10. neo_blue
    January 12th, 2010 at 01:41 | #10

    Its the media making you focus on these issues. There are slayings all the time done by either by anglos, blacks or any other nationality. They just want your attention to be were they want it to be. Away from the war and into what the rich politicians want. Yeah sure an illegal killed someone, but for that one there are thousands serving this country either on the war, or here in the U.S. Its just profiling.
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  11. Samantha M
    January 12th, 2010 at 02:30 | #11

    That is very sad, We should take a moment and realize that police officers are people and they are doing their jobs. I hate this has happened, and I really hate there are people here who do not care about another life. And I don’t believe the US will ever get all the people out of here that are not suppose to be here, and some that are here that murder and abuse people I think they should get out too. But that is way too deep for a yahoo answer. God Bless
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  12. freedomhammer
    January 12th, 2010 at 03:18 | #12

    Yes, well, because this guy is an illegal they will do nothing and have to let him go, otherwise the ACLU will scream "racism" and "discrimination".

    What is this country coming to?
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  13. mets1280
    January 12th, 2010 at 03:41 | #13

    Didnt read what you said but, if you wanna get rid of the beaners, MAKE THE SOLDIERS AT THE BORDER CARRY WEAPONS. I mean all they do is just point "Oh, oh, there he goes, there he goes, ohhh, hes gone". I mean, you could just give them clickers and count the beaners as they go. 1,430,000, 1,430,001. Might as well just give them nametags and clipboards like at chilis. "Hernandez, party of 650. Oh and give me about 250 high chairs". You know the virgin mary, how her hands are together. Just put her there but her hands are open and facing the border and get a bunch of those "GO BACK, GO BACK". And all the illegals would be there with their candles and kneeling on the ground and theyd be there for days. But, you know what beaners hate more than anything. BEANERS. In about 2 years theyd all be like "Damn, theyres so many beaners. We’re goin to Canada!"
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  14. TheRedneckCapitalist
    January 12th, 2010 at 04:22 | #14

    Let’s see: human rights stomped on in his home country, his chances for living a life like you "nil," and born in extreme poverty with little opportunity to improve himself. Gee, I wonder why he was desperate.
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  15. sortega
    January 12th, 2010 at 04:53 | #15

    That’s really sad. It’s not that Americans don’t kill, it’s that crimes committed by illegals could have been avoided if our borders were secure. That man didn’t have to die. Shame on you people, who have defended an illegal man who SHOT and KILLED a man. This man was protecting people and serving the public, yet you take his death as an insult because it impunes your cause.
    If he had been your father, your husband, or your son I wonder if his death would be so small to you.
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  16. mimilundgren
    January 12th, 2010 at 05:26 | #16

    A good man dead because our policies are so wimpy.

    If the illegal were not here….that officer would be alive.

    We need to begin mass deportation now…not later.

    I will copy and paste this to my congressman….I want them to know we are staying on top of this…….

    Let our tears be for our people….
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  17. Carol R
    January 12th, 2010 at 06:09 | #17

    You need some quick reads, these mega questions are too much!
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  18. Ska
    January 12th, 2010 at 06:58 | #18

    I think "iwantsome" deserves 10 points.

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  19. xrystal_henry
    January 12th, 2010 at 07:07 | #19

    I guess some illegals come to the US to just comment crimes because they know they will get away with it! I feel sorta bad because some people who do come here & never get thier papers are good people. They just never got legal. I do believe ALL should get legal. I also believe no matter what country you come from, if you shoot a cop, you should be punished. Maybe let the cops family shoot the illegal guy?
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  20. Zebrahead
    January 12th, 2010 at 07:13 | #20

    Illegals? Come on now. They’re people too. Take a look at all the murders, robberies, and drug traficing that people who are citizens are commiting. When you look through racist eyes of course you"re gonna think that it"s all the illegal imigrants who are problem. This country needs to take a long hard look in the mirror, and maybe they"ll realize that people who just want a steady job, and the means to support their family, might not be the problem.
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  21. jtripper816
    January 12th, 2010 at 07:26 | #21

    Well if your an illegal you broke the first law you encountered to get here so everything else is just one more crime isn’t it. Cannot believe all the whiny apologists on here,kinda makes me ill. Unfortunately this isn’t unique,thousands die as a direct result of the acts of illegals in murders,drunk driving,etc every year according to the FBI’s own stats. All the whiners can complain that Americans do the same thing,it changes nothing,these people would be alive if not for illegal aliens.
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  22. Mr. Boof
    January 12th, 2010 at 08:04 | #22

    Hopefully he’ll plead guilty and waive all appeals and Texas can just off him. It would save the taxpayers some more money instead of footing the bill for his defense and incarceration.
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  23. quik boy
    January 12th, 2010 at 08:42 | #23

    i saw that on the news too. i don’t know why the HPD has a big police officer shortages. if they didn’t have so many shortages, then they could pair up the officers so 1 can take charge of the criminal, and the other can keep an eye on things. but most of them are usually solo. and they should have bulletproof sheild between the backseat, and the frontseat, so sneaky criminals can’t do harm so easy. it just makes me angry that illegal immigrants are doing these kind of things, and hurting so many americans. i know that not all of them do that, but we should still have better border security. I feel deeply sorry for Officer Johnson and his family.
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  24. princess_29_71
    January 12th, 2010 at 09:22 | #24

    Good post. Thank you.

    It just goes to show you that so much crime is committed by illegals. It’s not politically correct to say but it’s true. There are many people who would be alive today if these menaces weren’t in our country.
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