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- 01-03-2013, 12:04 AM #1
MA - RMV boss puts illegals above public safety
The Lowell Sun
Updated: 01/02/2013 07:00:50 AM EST
Give Rachel Kaprielian credit. She's found a loophole in a new state motor-vehicle law and like a good bureaucrat, she's driving a truck through it.
It doesn't matter if public safety suffers on Massachusetts roads -- and more Bay State citizens are killed in accidents involving illegal aliens -- Kaprielian's got a job to do and that's to err on the side of inclusiveness.
The new law, passed by the state Legislature in July, prohibits the issuance of a vehicle registration unless the person possesses a driver's license, a state ID card, a Social Security number or "other proof of legal residency."
As the top honcho at the state's Registry of Motor Vehicles, Registrar Kaprielian has ruled that a utility bill qualifies as "other proof of residency." Tell that to a landlord who's never had a tenant run out on him.
Beginning next month any one can show up at an RMV branch and produce a National Grid or Nstar bill and he or she -- no matter if they can speak English or not -- will be allowed to register a motor vehicle and take to the road.
What's next, a local cable television bill as proof of identity? Try that before boarding a plane at Logan Airport and see where it gets you.
The Legislature put the new law in place after several unlicensed and undocumented drivers were involved in fatal accidents. Before the law there was no proof of ID requirement to get a registration.
Kaprielian's broad interpretation welcomes abuse. It's disheartening because the former state legislator has done yeoman's work in revamping RMV district offices and making operations more efficient and customer friendly.
Some say Kaprielian's serving as the fall gal for Gov. Deval Patrick. He initially vetoed the Legislature's bill and forced both the House and Senate to take successful override votes to codify the law.
One way or the other, Patrick was going to give illegal aliens the right to drive -- and create mayhem -- on Massachusetts roads.
Government bureaucracy's calculated decision to water down this public-safety law is an affront to the state's 6.3 million citizens. It follows a Patrick administration pattern of flouting the law whenever it suits the governor's political purpose and protected constituency.
The new law is basically useless in improving the safety of our roads.
Kaprielian and the RMV have given illegal aliens another way to hide, this time in the headlights of oncoming traffic.
RMV boss puts illegals above public safety - Lowell Sun OnlineWe have immigration laws that just need to be enforced.
- 01-03-2013, 08:11 AM #2
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- 01-03-2013, 11:05 AM #3
Here again, the corrupt vote-buying politicians are placing their political gain above public best interest and safety.
The perfect example is crime-ridden sanctuary city of New Bedford, where illegal aliens are 'recognized' and protected using the public coffer as the kool aid stream funding all this.
Proposal Could Make Some New Bedford Illegal Immigrants “Good Residents”
April 11, 2012 5:21 PM
NEW BEDFORD (CBS) – Illegal immigrants in New Bedford may soon get some protection from the city.
The New Bedford City Council is considering an ordinance that would allow illegal immigrants to register as “good residents.”
They would have to submit their fingerprints and testimony proving they’ve lived in New Bedford for two years.
Supporters of the ordinance say that registration could help illegal immigrants bolster their case once they get to immigration court.
Proposal Could Make Some New Bedford Illegal Immigrants “Good Residents” « CBS Boston
And just look at the corresponding and direct results of harboring illegal aliens. Namely murder, rape, burglary, assault, and all the other terrible side-effects of harboring illegal aliens.
New Bedford Crime Rate Report (Massachusetts)
New Bedford crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 10 years with violent crime increasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in New Bedford for 2013 is expected to be higher than in 2010.
The city violent crime rate for New Bedford in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 220.69% and the city property crime rate in New Bedford was higher than the national property crime rate average by 36.52%.
In 2010 the city violent crime rate in New Bedford was higher than the violent crime rate in Massachusetts by 177.41% and the city property crime rate in New Bedford was higher than the property crime rate in Massachusetts by 70.86%.
New Bedford Crime Statistics
2010 Crime (Actual Data)* Incidents Aggravated Assault 816 Arson 29 Burglary 1,237 Forcible Rape 69 Larceny and Theft 1,974 Motor Vehicle Theft 388 Murder and Manslaughter 3 Robbery 272 Crime Rate (Total Incidents) 4,388 Property Crime 3,599 Violent Crime 1,160
2013 Crime (Projected Data)* Incidents Aggravated Assault 957 Arson 43 Burglary 1,230 Forcible Rape 61 Larceny and Theft 2,422 Motor Vehicle Theft 230 Murder and Manslaughter 6 Robbery 370 Crime Rate (Total Incidents) 4,701 Property Crime 3,912 Violent Crime 1,395
Property and Violent Crime Totals
Actual versus Projected Crime Totals
City versus State versus National Crime Comparison
* The source of actual data on this New Bedford, Massachusetts crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the New Bedford crime report data for 2013 was projected from 10 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.
The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.
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- 01-03-2013, 12:10 PM #4U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!