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Old 07-16-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Police informant: 'It is kind of sad, because I think I don't deserve this' | KOMO News - Seattle, Washington | Local & Regional

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SEATTLE -- Saddened by a feeling of betrayal, Ernesto Gamboa wept several times as he told his story.

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After a friend of his died from drug overdose, Gamboa went to the Seattle Police Department.

"It seems to be everybody doing drugs and I thought, 'Well, somebody has to make a difference,'" he said.

A police detective made Gamboa prove himself. Then, once he passed the test, the man spent the next 13 years as an undercover informant for local, state and federal police agencies.

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But now, 13 years later, Gamboa is sitting in a holding cell, waiting to learn whether he'll be deported.

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Gamboa said deportation would be no different from a death sentence. If he's sent back to El Salvador, he fears he'll be killed by the drug lords he helped put away.

But immigration officials apparently don't buy that argument.

"He has traveled to and from El Salvador out of his own free will and volition, and hadn't expressed that that would be a concern," said Lorie Danker of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: California
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Did Gamboa, at anytime during these 13 years, ever apply for legal residency or citizenship ?

And the concern about illegals being afraid to come forward to assist LEO's is weak at best. They have no fear of showing up to protest some perceived "injustice" knowing full well that ICE will never show up....
Something is not right here.....
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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Police informants should NOT be deported as long as they keep to their word.

Even if Gamboa would be alright if deported to El Salvador, we need to easily get informants to crimes. If letting them stay in the U.S. with a wink and a nod will make people easily become informants, then by all means we need to do it.

Let's only act against illegal immigration in a practical manner; we only act as long as we know we will get overall benefits. If we do not benefit in certain instances, let the illegals stay.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: California
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Police informants should NOT be deported as long as they keep to their word.

Even if Gamboa would be alright if deported to El Salvador, we need to easily get informants to crimes. If letting them stay in the U.S. with a wink and a nod will make people easily become informants, then by all means we need to do it.

Let's only act against illegal immigration in a practical manner; we only act as long as we know we will get overall benefits. If we do not benefit in certain instances, let the illegals stay.


yawn........

time for sleep....


g'night vicman.....

Last edited by borderlord; 07-16-2009 at 10:20 PM.. Reason: addition/correction
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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Goodnight to you too.

... and don't go overboard with this anti-illegal thing to the point where you hurt the country (by lowering # of police informants)...

... and don't let the bedbugs bite.

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yawn........

time for sleep....


g'night vicman.....
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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What did he do to get arrested?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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What did he do to get arrested?
No joke there since the reason for his arrest was no listed..............the charge(s) may very well go against Gamboa. For example; domestic violence, DUI, etc. sure as hell do not look good.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Ever heard a criminal say they got what they deserved? They sound like small children after getting caught.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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No joke there since the reason for his arrest was no listed..............the charge(s) may very well go against Gamboa. For example; domestic violence, DUI, etc. sure as hell do not look good.
If he was arrested for a second, unrelated charge, then Gamboa is at fault. However if he is being arrested for something that he did before he became an informant, then this would make no sense.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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in the link to http://http://www.komonews.com/opinion/kenschram/50947077.html (broken link)

the guy is saying he wanted down time, so perhaps he was playing both sides. its pretty hard to belive after such a long time as a public sevant he never got citizenship.Somethings fishy... then again it may of been coming to a head and political asylum may be in order.
Hard to say largely due to the missing facts but the same old spin of good illegal is tiresome regardless of the terms.
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