Johnson City Mexican Sentenced On Cocaine - Firearms Charges

September 12, 2012 Department of Justice
United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee
Mexican Citizen Residing In Johnson City Sentenced On Cocaine And Firearms Charges

GREENEVILLE, Tenn - On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Raul Alfaro, 56, of Johnson City, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge, to serve 120 months in federal prison for his role in multiple cocaine and firearms offenses.

In October and November 2011, Alfaro sold cocaine to an individual working on the behalf of law enforcement. He also offered to sell the individual a variety of firearms, including an AK-47 assault rifle. In order to show the weapons he had for sale, Alfaro took pictures of the AK-47, a. 380 pistol, a .357 magnum, a 9mm pistol and a shotgun and texted them to this individual. In November 2011, Alfaro met the individual again and sold him the .357 revolver.

In November 2011 after a recorded drug transaction law enforcement agents searched Alfaro's vehicle and found approximately 10 ounces of cocaine, digital scales, the 9mm pistol Alfaro had previously offered to sell and a magazine with six rounds of ammunition.

Search warrants were subsequently executed at the residences of Alfaro and Gonzalez. Agents located and seized six firearms and close to 400 rounds of ammunition at Alfaro's residence. Agents located and seized over $20,000.00 in U.S. currency, a .25 caliber handgun, ammunition, approximately 45 grams of cocaine and digital scales at Gonzalez's residence.

Also see Mexicans Plead Guilty to Cocaine and Firearms Charges in Johnson City

One constant legal argument is the prison sentences for crack are often far worse than for plain old cocaine. This has led to charges of racism because blacks are the primary users of crack while better refined and more expensive cocaine is used by more affluent whites. Let's stop being racists and allow all the dope minority children can consume flow freely into their communities. After all we don't want the taint of racism no matter what the cost.

82% of drug-zone defendants are black;
lawyer sees 'gross disparity'

This was the headline November 12, 2010 at www.knoxnews.com. This involves the 551 prosecutions launched under the state's Drug-Free School Zone Act, or DFSZA, by Knoxville police. 82 percent of those arrested are black. Some attorney named Susan Shipley says, "It's a gross disparity."

She doesn't deny they are guilty and clearly are as repeat offenders, it's because Knox County is less than 20 percent black it's racism, period. Her beef is,

People caught with as little as a handful of crack cocaine "rocks" in the inner city often merit probation sans a DFSZA charge. But those same offenders charged with a drug-zone violation face 15 to 25 years in prison with no possibility of parole - a penalty harsher than that meted out to killers convicted of second-degree murder...

in a motion filed on behalf of client Valerie McDaniel that, although the intent of the law was to protect school kids from drug dealers, it is instead being used to target inner-city residents, most of whom are black, poor and live in housing projects located - at the direction of "urban planners" - near schools.

So we should have a race quota system where arrests are made only on the basis of race and we can't arrest no more than 20 percent blacks before we arrest 80 percent whites for crime blacks commit in disproportionate numbers that hurt blacks in disproportionate numbers? Is this person even rational?

The fact is blacks do commit these crimes in vast disproportionate numbers (along with the associated violence, etc.) which will lead to disproportionate numbers of arrests. It's reason and facts Susan, not racism. And being poor because over 70 percent of black kids are born to stupid black women that whore around with different men they never marry is no excuse.

With the growing Hispanic population they have now become a major factor in drug trafficking in East Tennessee and as their presence in schools increases we will get more arrests and more cries of racism.

See Crime by Race in Tennessee





 


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