ImTellinYa's comment history

ImTellinYa said...

Seriously Legend, these people come to America for a "life jacket" and you say that America is bad? America is the land of opportunity for everyone. That is NOT a bad thing. America is the land of the free, or at least is was. With freedom you get some undesirable things. The greater the risk the greater the reward, and the bigger the failure. That is the point Legend. Life is full of holes in the life jacket. No place is going to be perfectly economically safe. That is the mythical land of Utopia.

December 15, 2011 at 1:45 p.m.
ImTellinYa said...

Legend, many people who actually come to America, and not just view the media stories about it, find America a place they would want to live. WHY do you think we have so much of an immigration problem? Many people from other countries WANT to live here.

December 15, 2011 at 1:04 p.m.
ImTellinYa said...

Legend, you see what you are looking for....

I see a lot of very positive, polite, and friendly people.

December 15, 2011 at 12:54 p.m.
ImTellinYa said...

They overstepped the boundaries of simply monitoring the tenants years ago

If this is so, and it might very well be, it is for the judge to hear and decide. No police person should be overstepping the boundaries created by law. These officers do need to be investigated, as well as the tenants.

December 15, 2011 at 9:09 a.m.
ImTellinYa said...

Explain please. Why should tenants living in public housing be monitored any more closely than tenants living at any apartment complex where they had to sign a lease agreement?

All tenants are monitored. You don't think an apartment complex monitors their tenants for violations? The level of the violations in public housing is high, plus the responsibility for the agency to make sure public taxpayer money is not given over to corruption is also important. It is no secret that the level of violation of the lease is high in the public housing units. it is also no secret the level of crime in and around the public housing is high. Now, this article brings up the CHA police abuse, and it should be investigated. However, the level of monitoring of the tenants is not unreasonable.

December 15, 2011 at 7:24 a.m.
ImTellinYa said...

There can't be one rule of law for poor people living in public housing and another rule for everyone else. That's a violation of their constitutional rights as an American citizen.

Correct, the terms of a lease should be followed, regardless. The poliece should follow the law as much as the tenants are expected to. The police should also enforce the law, rules and regulations. All tenants who are bound by the lease contract should be monitored to make sure they follow the lease. All people who are not on the lease should not be living in the units, period. The police should be stopping cars and checking to see who is coming and going when there is a high rate of crime and fraud going on. A public housing community is filled with both good decent people and also very dangerous ones. Many times it is the dangerous ones that come to "visit" for extended periods of time. They do not go through the background checks, When someone is driving on an expired license they need to be ticketed. It really makes no difference WHY the police stopped him in the housing complex were he does not live but frequents. He was violating the law driving on the expired license.

The police should also be held accountable for improper, unlawful behavior, and fired if found guilty of such.

December 14, 2011 at 10:55 p.m.
ImTellinYa said...

macropetala8 said...

Now, bottom line is, CHA needs to do a full, honest, no-bars-held investigation, even if it means bringing in the feds to get the job done, and let the chips fall where they may. If it's proved those CHA cops are abusing the tenants and threatening retaliation when they file complaints, they need to lose their rihts to ever be in the profession of law enforcement ever again. It ain't at all complicated.

Ok ,you and I agree on this one. Both the officers and the tenants need to be investigated. But increased restrictions on tenants in a housing project is necessary and desirable for the safety of the tenants and to monitor thee tenants to make sure they are following the contract they signed. You may want to side to side with the tenants, but the full story is probably much more complicated than you seem to believe.

December 14, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.
ImTellinYa said...


Don't ever take it for granted that other countries aren't watching, reading American news, and gathering information on just how of a free and democratic country America really is.

I'm going to venture a guess that you have never lived outside the USA. Just a hunch....

December 14, 2011 at 6:14 p.m.
ImTellinYa said...

The entire story needs to be investigated more. Yes the two people sound like they were lying, Martinez needs to be investigated by ICE to verify his legal status. He also needs to be sent back to LA from where he is a fugitive. But some officers are also a problem according to other reports. It is very hard to know what is going on unless you are there. The judge has to be the one to decide.

December 14, 2011 at 10:08 a.m.

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