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Illegal Immigrant Sues Ossining Over Rape Arrest

The Ecuador native is suing the village in connection with an arrest that occurred after he was accused of raping a four-year-old girl.

An illegal immigrant is suing the in connection with his rape arrest, according to lohud.com. Ecuador native Geovanni Zhagui has filed the lawsuit in federal court. Five unnamed police officers and the village are the defendants in the case.

Zhagui, a former Ossining resident, had been accused of raping a four-year-old girl back in 2008. His attorney claims that while he was being interrogated Village of Ossining Police assaulted him.

The Ecuadorian native was indicted in 2008, but DNA evidence did not connect him to the alleged crime, so the charged were dropped. Zhagui is still in the country as the lawsuit against the Village of Ossining unfolds. The case continues on October 18.

Pat August 15, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I say stop handing free stuff to them and maybe then they will leave .Illegal Immigrants get everything they want while hard working americans are finding it harder and harder to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads I say send them all back! They are nothing but sponges and I dont care who dont agree with me
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Great points Pat.
Nena August 15, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Dave B. since your are a Genius, maybe you should run for President. Please stop making a fool of yourself! "Let the law deal with it, that's it. " If you can't understand what that means, well who is the ignorant here? Have a wonderful day, and GOD BLESS YOUR DARK SOUL.
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Nena, thanks for proving your lack of education,your inablilty to debate the topic,or deal with the facts that laws are made to be enforced,and should be respected,not to be avoided,as you want,as with your plea of "let the laws deal with it" as in not standing up for the laws,and wanting the laws enforced.My soul is not dark,but you are unable to comprehend the facts.
Nena August 15, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Agree laws are made to be enforced, but are you in a position to enforce those laws? NO. Not ingonoring or avoiding the the problems. But just by saying "all illegal immigrants should be kick out," its not going to happen magically. Please explain to all of the ignorants "as you call some of us" what is your plan?
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Enforcement of all of the laws will deal with the illegal immigration problem,and the crimes they commit. In 1986, Congress passed the Simpson/Mazzoli act,making it illegal(against the law) to be hired or work in the USA, but that law is not strictly enforced,and now Obama has broken the 14th by allowing illegals to be here,work here, against the laws made by Congress,and signed by another President.The 14th did not make everyone born in the USA a citizen by birth,but, Congress refuses to end that practice,and only allow those eligible under the 14th and such Congressional acts to be citizens by birth, allowing more illegals and their illegitimate offspring to be here.Enforce the laws,and deport or execute all of the illegals according to the laws of the USA,Give no amnesty,no pity,and take away all the illegals own.Then place the military on the borders,with orders to use lethal force to secure the USA as the Constitution orders,and as the treaty with Mexico ordered as well.Some should read the treaty of Guadalupe some time,because it contains the use of US military force to secure the border.I am,as a citizen, in the position to demand that the laws are enforced,call my politicians,and speak about my views on Illegals and the damage they cause.You are not in the position to prevent me from exercising my rights,so deal with it.
Miguel Hernandez August 15, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Mr. Burleson: Article XI, of the Treaty of Guadalupe only gave the United States responsibility for controlling hostile Indian incursions originating on the U.S. side of the border. Therefore it is about keeping people out of Mexico and not about protecting U.S borders militarily or otherwise. If you have something in the reference t reaty that is contrary to that please share it with us.
Miguel Hernandez August 15, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Mr. Burleson: Article XI, of the Treaty of Guadalupe only gave the United States responsibility for controlling hostile Indian incursions originating on the U.S. side of the border. Therefore it is about keeping people out of Mexico and not about protecting U.S borders militarily or otherwise. If you have something in the reference t reaty that is contrary to that please share it with us.
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Miguel,I already tore apart your bs,posted the facts that the US Military has the right and the duty to protect the USA, and i nthe Treaty,Mexico agrees to military use on the border.Thanks for being a laughing stock with your inane posts."Mexico declared it its independence from Spain in 1810 and the war ended in 1821. Subsequently Mexico acquired most if not all of what are now U.S. States including Texas. ". Now that is funny because you believe it Miguel,and posted it as fact.
Miguel Hernandez August 15, 2012 at 09:57 PM
"Article XI Treaty of Guadalupe. "Considering that a great part of the territories, which, by the present treaty, are to be comprehended for the future within the limits of the United States, is now occupied by savage tribes, who will hereafter be under the exclusive control of the Government of the United States, and whose incursions within the territory of Mexico would be prejudicial in the extreme, it is solemnly agreed that all such incursions shall be forcibly restrained by the Government of the United States whensoever this may be necessary; and that when they cannot be prevented, they shall be punished by the said Government, and satisfaction for the same shall be exactedall in the same way, and with equal diligence and energy, as if the same incursions were meditated or committed within its own territory, against its own citizens."
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Nice to see you can cut and paste,but too bad you can not comprehend what you read. Thanks for the laughs Miguel.The USA has the right to use its Military on its borders to secure the USA, and the treaty of Guadalupe just added to that,even though the USA has no need to ask Mexico or Canada for that right.
The Entertainer August 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Some very interesting facts and debates. Wake up America! We are over run by Illegals, stealing our jobs, receiving better benefits than the working class, buying every house in every city that can hold at least 20 people, driving drunk with no insurance or tagging their cars with PA registrations because it's cheaper and easier. I'm sick and tired of driving through any city and watch them hanging around, waiting to be picked up by some slimy contractor, whistling and giving dirtry looks to upstanding women in the community. Time for a Revolution People! Enough is Enough!
Miguel Hernandez August 15, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Considering that a great part of the territories, which, by the present treaty, are to be comprehended for the future within the limits of the United States, is now occupied by savage tribes, who will hereafter be under the exclusive control of the Government of the United States, and whose incursions within the territory of Mexico would be prejudicial in the extreme, it is solemnly agreed that all such incursions shall be forcibly restrained by the Government of the United States whensoever this may be necessary; and that when they cannot be prevented, they shall be punished by the said Government, and satisfaction for the same shall be exactedall in the same way, and with equal diligence and energy, as if the same incursions were meditated or committed within its own territory, against its own citizens.
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Copy and paste boy,thanks for the laughs,but my relatives were not savages.Thanks for proving your racism,and bigotry.Now i see how you are.
David Burleson August 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Learn about Pancho sometime,and his murder of Americans.He was a savage,not Native Americans.
Angel125 August 21, 2012 at 12:08 PM
I read all of the comments and I think Nina is right in thinking you are a genius David B.......look in the mirror....just an illusion. LOL
Kimberly August 22, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Nena, thank you for being a voice of reason amidst the ignorant comments. Yes, he is a human being, and as such, deserves reespect and let's not forget, innocent until proven guilty.
Kimberly August 22, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Excellent, thoughtful response, Silent Majority. Thank you for spelling out history so clearly to those who would just as soon forget our ancestors were illegal too....
Kimberly August 22, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Why is this Obama's fault?
Kimberly August 22, 2012 at 01:53 AM
He's not an alien, peekskillman. He's a human being. There are tens of thousands immigrants here without papers, but you just needed the excuse of a soapbox. You walk by these people every day, and you do business with them. And get the facts: there are no grants for people that can't prove citizenship, but yes, our tax dollars do go towards providing an education to those less fortunate. And with your attitude, I suspect you are the one less fortunate.
David Burleson August 22, 2012 at 02:39 AM
I still get a laugh out of those that invent laws that never existed,or peoples ancestors who were never illegals in a nation that never existed,or broke laws in a new Nation that had no laws against them being there.Nena,Kimberly,Silent are so funny with their ignorant posts I always get a great laugh out of them.
David Burleson August 22, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Angel,your lack of a proper education is evident,and thanks for the laughter I get from your juvenile posts.
Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:01 PM
If assaulted and slandered by being accused of a sex offense? Yes! I don't care what his legal status is - we were all illegal just a few generations ago, why should he have less chance to make a better life if his home country is dangerous or impoverished?
Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Bingo. We stole this land and annihilated it's people, then put up fences and said nobody else could come in? Giant hypocrites, just like the entire GOP now. If he was a white european escaping violent drug gangs and poverty we would have our arms open to welcome him in, but because he is from South America we look down on him. His ancestors were in this hemisphere long before we were, and look how xenophobic we are toward it's native inhabitants.
Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:05 PM
We stole this land - there should be no illegal and legal. If he wants to come here and fight for a low wage, no benefits job that nobody here is willing to take, then by all means. If we were really doing those jobs better, he wouldn't have come here looking to fill the positions we look down on because our kids would be taking those positions first. Nobody would hire them if they weren't doing what they do better than the people who happened to have ancestors who came here without papers, like mine. That's the honest truth.
Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:07 PM
"Our country" was established as a land for people to be able to migrate to legally - nowhere in the constitution does it mention immigration restrictions. My people came here in the 17th century do you think that they asked the Native Americans who had been here for 20,000 years for permission? NO. This isn't really a "Christian" country if it doesn't accept people who are in need without hatred or bias.
Local Resident September 07, 2012 at 08:09 PM
My relatives came here long before there was an immigration process, and I'm pretty sure we didn't ask the Native Americans' permission. These illegals broke laws created by a people who stole this land from it's rightful owners and exterminated them, while operating under the pretense that 'all men were created equal.' As a true DAR, I am disgusted by people who think they don't have the right to escape the same danger and persecution our ancestors fled. Our country was founded as a safe haven and free land - not as a restrictive, heterogeneous and hateful gated community.
Chris Clement September 09, 2012 at 09:40 PM
@ David Burleson: I profusely thank you for your sane postings, teaching history (subject I'm not too good with), and trying to educate posters who think they're historians. More important, is how you civilly debate. I also thank you for laughter! Another blogger wrote "Mexico acquired most if not all of what are now U.S. States including Texas." Did this include Alaska or Hawaii or Puerto Rico? However, story's about an ILLEGAL, not about history. As for me, I totally agree with blogger The Entertainer. Breaking our laws is a crime, and a criminal should be punished IF found guilty in a court. ILLEGALS broke our laws upon entering this county w/o documents, etc. Ship 'em out! Uphold our laws!
Teleman September 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
What a fool!
Miguel Hernandez September 10, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Macario Garcia was born 1920, in Coahuila, Mexico. In 1923, Macario and his parents, headed north to America and settled in Waelder, Texas and he was drafted into the Army on November 11, 1942, at age of 22, although he was not an American citizen. Later in June of 1944 he was seriously wounded during a tank battle days after his landing at Normandy. Pvt. Garcia spent approximately 4 months recovering from his wounds and on November 27, 1944, he once again faced the enemy attacking their positions on a hill that had meager cover. His company was pinned down by intense machine-gun fire and concentrated artillery and mortar barrage. Although wounded, he refused to be evacuated and crawled forward until he reached an enemy emplacement. Hurling grenades, he assaulted the position, destroyed the gun and killed three of the enemy who attempted to escape. When he rejoined his company, a second machine-gun opened fire and again he went forward, utterly disregarding his own safety. He stormed the position and destroyed the gun, killed three more Germans, and captured four prisoners. He fought on with his unit until the objective was taken and only then did he permit himself to be removed for medical care. Private Garcia’s actions enabled his company to advance and secure its objective. On August 23, 1945 President Harry S. Truman placed the Congressional Medal of Honor on now Sgt. Garcia’s chest. On June 25, 1947. Macario Garcia became an American Citizen.

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