This is ridiculous.

What in the world is a sheriff's department doing wasting tax-payer money to arrest, prosecute and deport law abiding, working, contributing people who've been in this country since they were toddlers and know no other home or culture.

I can totally understand deporting folks who've landed in jail because of criminal activity. That makes perfect sense. But honest to God, I personally think this is ridiculous. These kids are American, in every respect. They are not Mexican. My daughter has a friend in this situation. They've grown up here and all they know is this home, this school system, this town, these friends. And they are good kids.

"To go after productive citizens who have been our neighbors and friends for years? It's insane," said Marilyn Tyler, a retired librarian from Burlington who knew the arrested woman. "We can't just stand by and let this happen."

The librarian, Marxavi Angel Martinez, 23, is a former cheerleader and honor student who grew up in the county, friends say. Few who knew her had any idea that her parents brought her from Mexico illegally as a toddler.

Why? Why is Alamance County going after former honor students and their entire families now? I know they have a duty to enforce the law, but this is just mean. Maybe it's just me, but I sincerely believe that it is very possible to enforce the law and keep your community safe and protected without being an asshole about it.

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Alamance County Sheriff's office vying for

Liddy Dole hate-monger of the year award.....or maybe that's hate-mongrel.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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I b'leive this puts them

in the running for that award. No doubt.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Alamance County Sheriff's

is like a bad joke version of the cops on Dukes of Hazard. They revel in being known as extremists and tough-on-brown people.

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Jesus Swept, this December

Sad that they can't revel in

just being good protectors of the public, but feel the need to boost themselves up by going to these extremes. Very sad.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Liddy is working the "illegal immigrant" issue down to the quick

as it seems she feels as if she continues to push the failed Republican agenda that the bigot contingent of voters will be enough of a voteing bloc to allow her to keep her seat in the Senate.

I would sure like to see some ad's from the Hagan Campaign hitting her right in the mouth over this issue, and using this exact instance from Alamance County would be a great place to start.

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Agree ...

I'm so torn sometimes on this issue. The people who lose are always good decent people ... the guys and gals who just want a good paying job doing what they know -- construction or plumbing or painting or office work -- and the folks just working to feed their families and survive.

And all of these good people get the short end of the stick every time.

And it sucks because they end up looking at each other as though the other is responsible for their short end. But they're not.

SOMEBODY is getting the long end of both those sticks, and it is invariably the people who already have more than they need, but want more. That's the way I see it and it breaks my heart to hear working class white & black men and women express anger towards the immigrant when they ALL are being screwed by the bossmen in their exclussive gated communities with their private pools and golf courses. Just makes me sick at my stomach.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."