When it comes to drugs, our borders are closer than you think

May 12, 2010
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Living so far to the north, one might tend to think that the madness and murder in the southern U.S. Border States is a world away.

In all honesty, the drugs, violence and illegal immigration that runs part and parcel to the latter can seem like a problem for Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California – not Massachusetts.

However, think again.

Border problems that seem like a world away emerged in Revere over the last few years, and state law enforcement and the FBI are just now unraveling a drug operation here that allegedly had direct connections to Colombian drug kingpins who – in recent years – have set up shop all along the U.S. border. Once a week, runners in the alleged Revere operation brought Colombian drugs directly from the Mexican/American border and then allegedly distributed those drugs to a network of lieutenants, dealers and runners throughout the city – many of them illegal immigrants.

A world away, but very close to home.

After nearly two years of investigation using state-of-art wiretaps, numerous Spanish translators and intelligence from many low-level drug busts, authorities broke the case on March 16.

In doing so, they were able to nab the kingpin of the operation, Ferney Pereanez, 24, who lived mostly at 11 York St. in Revere during the investigation.

“Today’s arrests come after two years of investigation into the workings of a Colombian drug trafficking syndicate operating throughout the greater Boston area and elsewhere in Massachusetts,” said DA Dan Conley after the arrests. “They are the result of a wiretap operation so extensive that it required federal funding and at least three Spanish-speaking translators at any given time…The evidence developed during hundreds of cell phone interceptions suggests that Pereanez is a drug kingpin in the truest sense of the word: He imports large quantities of cocaine from Colombia into Massachusetts and distributes it through a network of lieutenants and runners.”

Some nine people – most Revere residents – were mentioned in court documents, and authorities noted that they seized $25,000 cash and well-over two kilograms of cocaine during the March 16th arrests.

A Run to the Boarder

Using illegal aliens mostly to handle the drugs, investigators said Pereanez – who had a U.S. passport – kept himself away from the product. Allegedly, he just dealt on the business end of things.

He allegedly put together a connection that supplied him with the purest of cocaine directly from Colombia, and authorities allege that he sent his cousin, Luis Pereanez, of Chelsea, and others, to the border area in California to rendezvous with his Colombian sources – sources that have become common along the U.S. border.

Authorities allege that the syndicate brought in more than $150,000 of cocaine a week from the border.

In Revere and Chelsea, they processed the drugs and then spread them out to the most common-looking homes – places on quiet sections of Arnold Street and Atwood Street where drug dealers were already in place to fan out and spread the pure product all over the streets of Revere, Chelsea, East Boston and even locales as far away as Framingham.

Those dealers and others, authorities said, were often illegally in the country, and when they got caught, it was just a matter of business for Pereanez. Court records indicate that using illegals was to his advantage, as they would be deported with little or no consequences after he bailed them out of jail with cash.

“He attempted to insulate himself from his co-conspirators’ transactions and does not physically handle the drugs,” said DA Conley. “In the past, when his non-citizen underlings have been arrested, he’s posted their bail and paid for their lawyers – not to have them freed, but to have them deported so they could not be used against him by prosecutors.”

Lending an Ear

Early last fall, after more than a year’s worth of footwork, authorities got permission to place a special wiretap and special cameras and other surveillance equipment.

Law enforcement began to close in by using the Boston Police’s new, state-of-the-art wiretap room – along with numerous Spanish translators, Revere Police investigators and FBI agents.

Initially, the wiretaps picked up conversations between two Arnold Street neighbors who were allegedly high-level dealers in the organization.

Biviana Yaneth Lotero Montoya and her boyfriend Wilmar Medina, both of 150 Arnold St., were frequently heard talking to Maritza Franco, of 180 Arnold St., complaining about the organization, the quality of the drugs and the quantity.

Wiretaps led investigators to other alleged dealers, including Martha Garcia of 96 Atwood St.

Using that surveillance and coordinated police stops over several months, investigators pieced more and more together. However, growing somewhat suspicious of police activity, Ferney Pereanez was tipped off to officers following him in December, and was able to get a friend to run the officers’ plate through the Registry system – revealing that law enforcement was on his heels.

He fled almost immediately to Colombia – where officials said he continued to orchestrate his organization by phone with his sister, Paula Lopera, who lives at 33 Maggi Rd.

Nevertheless, the lure of big money and his long-standing organization lured him back to the states and he returned in late January – shacking up in Eastie to avert police attention at his York Street apartment.

In mid-March, police were ready to move, and they arrested Pereanez and numerous Revere residents in the early-morning raid.

Top of the Ladder

DA Conley – in remarks after the arrest – said that without the wiretaps, Pereanez would have continued indefinitely to run trips to the border states, allegedly bringing back cocaine and handing it off to illegal immigrants and other non-citizens to sell throughout the community.

After arraignment, all suspects in the case were held on high bail, and prosecutors and defense attorneys are now preparing to set a trial date for the case.

“Pereanez would never have been identified in the first place without the strategic use of wiretaps in this case,” said Conley. “The only risk would be to his runners and underlings who undertook the transactions on his behalf. Were it not for the Boston Police Department’s new state-of-the-art wiretap room, we could indict runner after runner for years and never make a significant impact on Pereanez’ trafficking enterprise.”

Such arrests make it quite clear that the border and its daily chaos might be thousands of miles away, but its problems – more often than not – find their way into our own backyards.

Cutlines – ‘BorderDrugs’ and ‘BorderDrugs2’

These two normal-looking houses on a quiet part of Arnold Street near Route 1 allegedly were home to two large dealers in a huge Colombian cocaine ring that operated here by bringing large quantities of the drug up from the U.S. border. Investigators moved in on the organization after allegedly overhearing the two Revere neighbors discuss details of the syndicate over a wiretap.

Ferney Pereanez –

Ferney Pereanez, who did live on York Street, was alleged by prosecutors to be a “drug kingpin” in the truest sense of the word. He is alleged to have arranged the weekly delivery of Colombian drugs from the U.S. Border to Revere, for distribution on the city streets.

Wilmar Medina & Maritza Franco –

These two Arnold Street neighbors, Wilmar Medina and Maritza Franco, along with a third female, were allegedly often heard on police wiretaps talking about the operation.

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn’t it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that’s so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I’ll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American’s lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American’s that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don’t bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn’t when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it’s grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn’t even be dividing Americans up into groups because that’s exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • carlos a rendon

    Understand this, just because a small amount of a certain race is involved in a situation such as this, you tell me why the entire name is cursed with anger. I have no idea what exactly freedom is if we are looked down upon and not treated as equals, then again, that is a right, isn't it? See, we have the “freedom” to do as we please and to not be under any certain law such as living in a monarchy, what our founding fathers fought for, but we have freedom of speech. This was something that was fought for just as hard as claiming our independence, or shall I say “They”. According to this article my people are apparently being alienated from the list of “the free”. Yes, we are free to as we please and live the American Dream, but when an event like this occurs, why does it come back on the good people of my race so hard? What exactly did I myself do wrong? What did my family do? What did my race of Colombians do to deserve being called things or being stereotyped against? Just because of a couple bad seed? If you ask me and probably millions, not including my personal race, they would probably agree, and not necessarily because of what is being thrown at my particular race at the moment because of these few that got caught with illegals, but for the races that have been discriminated against in articles just like these when something occurs involving the race they are.

    I think what everyone fails to see is that we ALL are immigrants here, not just the Latinos, the Africans, the Asians, or any other race that's so-called foreign groups that come here for a better life, because this IS the land of opportunity and this IS the land of the free, but why must there be such a hard impact on those who are doing well? Why must the media portray such an image on a certain race when something like this happens? It makes no sense but I'll tell you what does, racism is a crime that will always exist and I guess I just better get used to it as I always have been but for one day, can we just erase the fact that a group of bad people did the crime and NOT THE ENTIRE RACE THAT THEY BELONG TO.

    Sad to bring up, but when the World Trade Center collapsed millions of innocent American's lost their lives, was it right to discriminate against the middle eastern American's that lived here at the time and probably still do? Not at all, that was ignorant on the part of all those who took part in it and that was much Bigger crime then was the few Colombians are doing here. I will admit, they are wrong and do with them what you will, but don't bring that bad on all of us. I am a good, tax paying American citizen and Damn proud of it! I love this country because it offers what my country couldn't when I came here years ago and there is nothing I wouldn't do for it. I am the executive Sous Chef at the Boston Palm, a well educated man that loves nothing more than to be apart of this great country and take advantage of all it's grace like the rest of us do. I love America, but some of the people in it are upon the sad few that cannot look past the bad doing of a select few.

    When Timothy McViegh or however you spell it blew up that building in Oklahoma about ten years ago, where were all the other colors saying “don;t trust the whites, they blow things up” why? Because of one foolish man that wanted some type of revenge? I think not. I knew to have more common sense to know that not all the white people are bad because of that and felt bad that one of their people had to do that. I shouldn't even be dividing Americans up into groups because that's exactly why we are the United States of America! To Be UNITED, to be the Leaders, and to live in peace, and yet year after year, when something bad like this occurs, why must we turn to those people and shun?

  • prophet

    1ST off who where these guys customers, I bet every race that resides in boston. Cocaine is usually a white mans drug of choice. 2nd drugs come into this country from every side of the border, but with the southwest and miles of desert, that’s not a bad place to start.3rd Just like the Prohibition era that lasted from 1920 through 1933, that was an attempt to legislate morality. 4th no duh cocaine usually comes from Columbia, and usually works its way up north. Drug breakdown: Marijuana from mexico and canada or from your white kid/ oldman growing the good stuff in their garage, Cocaine from Columbia, heroin from Africa/mid east (the us military lets afghan farmers grow their poppy fields with no intervention), crystal meth  from mexico or again someone making the crap in their rented house, and lets not forget legal/illegal prescription medications (codeine, oxycontin etc.) one of the growing epidemics of this country. 5th all the tax payer money that went into catching this kid just to create a void in which there are 10 more guys to fill his shoes. Then more taxpayer money wasted to keep this kid locked up for the 10 to 20 years in the federal prison he’ll be in. Who are the lobbyist (and who do they represent) that want to keep the War on drugs, more like Wasting Tax Dollars, alive.  That keeps our congress, in their backpockets for their special interest (money). I could go on and on. Open your eyes and you might see………….

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