The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Monday, January 14, 2008

Chandler Rapist

I've previously covered the serial rapist of Chandler Az, you can view those posts here: 1 2

The good news of the case is that the suspect has been captured. Love when that happens!

They sifted through more than 2,000 leads, meticulously checked out hundreds of contract or construction workers who matched the rapist's description, and spent countless nights and early mornings on surveillance.

For all the painstaking efforts members of a special task force put into the "Chandler Rapist" case, the big break turned on a tip and a bit of luck.

Continue reading for more insight into the capture of this pervert.

The bad news is that *someone* suspects his arrest will cause problems. I know, I know... you're wondering how on earth the arrest of some vile deviant could possibly cause problems.

Well, first- some "news" station was offended that the suspect was long called a "Hispanic". Regardless of the fact that the man was indeed a hispanic.

And now it turns out that the monster happened to be an illegal... which some fear will cause even more anger.

Experts agree that as details of the reported series of attacks on young girls emerge, they will harden the public's attitude toward illegal immigrants - especially because assaults against children are among the worst types of crimes, they say.

"A single incident like this pushes the debate about smart, thoughtful immigration policies to the side," said Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank. "There will be no room, there will be no oxygen for rational conversation about immigration as long as the headlines dominate about this horrible incident. People don't forget these kinds of incidents. They may move on, but they don't forget."

Well, I'll be honest- Santana Batiz Aceves's legal status isn't going to sway me from believing that he ought to be locked up for the rest of his *hopefully short* life. And, it's not going to effect the fact that I'm delighted this threat is off the streets... but it does make me question just why he was on the these streets to begin with- we'd already deported him twice prior to this.