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From the Fresno Bee, June 11, 2010:

 

A man convicted of shooting and wounding a Fresno taxi driver in a dispute over a $60 cab fare was sentenced this morning to 35 years to life in prison.

In a hearing in Fresno County Superior Court, prosecutor William Terrence called the shooting of taxi driver Javier Gonzalez in February 2009 "a senseless act of violence."

 

Judge Wayne Ellison agreed, saying Benjamin Valle must serve the maximum sentence under the law.

 

The judge scolded Valle for coming back to the United States twice illegally to "return to a life of crime" after being deported for prior felony convictions for drugs.

 

In May, a jury found Valle guilty of attempted second-degree murder and using a gun to shoot the 56-year-old Gonzalez in the head. Valle said the shooting was in self-defense because the taxi driver was trying to run him over, said attorney Douglas Foster, who represented Valle.

 

This morning, Gonzalez, who held a cane in one hand and a bag of prescription drugs in the other, tearfully told the judge his injuries have caused him to suffer convulsions, depression and other ailments. He said he can no longer work as a taxi driver or any other job.

 

Valle didn't address the court or look at Gonzalez as his victim spoke.

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A lot of people thought the healthcare debate would be Obama's Waterloo,

I think this issue has the potential to be, esp. if events such as the new Arizona law force him to address this before the Nov. elections.

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View PostA lot of people thought the healthcare debate would be Obama's Waterloo,

 

I think this issue has the potential to be, esp. if events such as the new Arizona law force him to address this before the Nov. elections.

 

I'm sure B.Hussien and his regime will address the issue of Criminal Invaders before Nov. They are going to need everyone of those illegal Democrat votes.

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