Source: Deleware News Journal
Most of what Jim Rash knows about the events of Saturday, Jan. 6, comes from his family, a police report and the pictures of his crumpled motorcycle next to a battered van.This story, while sad and horrible has become an almost daily litany, here's what caught my eye reading it...
“I may remember thinking that it’s a great day for a ride,” Rash said, pausing to contain his tears. “And the first thing I remember after the accident is people telling me to breathe. ‘Come on, Mr. Rash.’ ”
Rash, 57, had planned to enjoy the 70-degree day by riding his dragonfly-green 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe from his Milford home to Rehoboth Beach and back. But he made it only as far as the Nassau Bridge outside Lewes, police said, when a 26-year-old illegal immigrant driving without a license and without insurance ran a stop sign and pulled his minivan into Rash’s path.
The crash shattered Rash’s right arm and left leg. It fractured the bone around his left eye. He was wearing a helmet, but the impact jostled his brain so much that Rash lost scattered bits of his memory. It devastated his family real estate business, RE/MAX Twin Counties. It left his family angry and frustrated.
“People who drive uninsured and unlicensed need to be held accountable,” said Melody Mackert, Jim and Carolyn Rash’s daughter and a partner in the business. “They should have to make the monthly payments on Jim’s bills, and if it’s for the rest of their lives, then that’s what it is. We’re talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars after insurance.”
Valentin Chavez — the minivan driver who police charged with vehicular assault after colliding with Jim Rash — had a clean driving record. He posted bond and was released.As I recently wrote: Governments count beans, it's what they do, so when you find an uncounted bean should that not be a clue that perhaps all is not well in Beantown?
But that wasn’t his real name.
State police later identified him as Rutilio ChavezChilel, who is wanted for failing to appear in court in 2004 on charges of driving an unregistered vehicle without a license and insurance, records show. Also, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is trying to deport ChavezChilel, state police said.
Police are still looking for him.
The rise in illegal immigration in Delaware could be related to the rise in drivers caught without any license, officials said. Court case files and the DelJIS database do not include an offender’s citizenship status, so the evidence is limited to anecdotes and observations.
“When they come to the country, they either fail to transfer their license or they don’t have the proper documents to get a valid license,” Smalls said. “There are a high number of Spanish-speaking people with no valid license.”
When open borders lunatics attempt to tell you about how few crimes crispy -- delicious illegal immigrants commit? Feel free to ask them how they might possibly know that AS NOBODY IS ASKING THE G-D QUESTION!
Ahem, carry on.
H/T immigration watchdog
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