How do I know that she’s a Hispanic immigrant? Not from the AP/ABC headline, that’s for sure!
The Latest: Police file 5 murder charges against mother, ABC/AP News, July 6, 2017Ann Coulter's book Adios America famously includes the following "Secret Decoder Ring" for figuring out which of the crimes in your newspaper is an immigrant crime.
Here are some the details, with emphasis added.
The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Isabel Martinez is being held without bond at the county jail. Authorities say Martinez faces five counts of malice murder along with five counts of murder and six counts of aggravated assault.
Police have said all four of the children were younger than 10 years old and were found dead early Thursday at a home in Loganville where the family lived. A girl survived but was seriously injured.
Police said they received a 911 call from a woman who was speaking Spanish and was inside the house. They believe Martinez made that call.
Police say a mother suspected of fatally stabbing four of her children and the children's father was the one who called 911, speaking in Spanish, to report the crimes.
Gwinnett police Cpl. Michele Pihera tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the language barrier initially made it difficult to communicate.
Police say all four of the children found dead early Thursday were under the age of 10. Another child, a girl, survived the attack but was seriously injured and hospitalized. The children's father, in his mid-30s, was also found dead.
Police issued a statement calling the mother a "suspect" in the deaths. No charges have been announced.
Police say early indications are that a knife was used in the attacks in the Loganville area. The community is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Atlanta. [More]
SECRET DECODER RING FOR IMMIGRANT CRIMESSo when we see a mass murderer who can't speak English, we assume she's an immigrant. This kind of crime is commoner than you'd think—we call it "familicide".
It’s great living in America and having to interpret news stories as if we’re reading Pravda. Usually, the only way to tell if a crime story involves an immigrant is if:
But those telltale signs allow only an educated guess that the perpetrator is an immigrant. To confirm it, one must search for words such as “ICE” or “translator.” In a way, we’re lucky immigrants don’t bother learning English, or the “translator” search wouldn’t work.
- The crime involves a uniquely perverse sexual assault, such as gang rape, child rape, or incest;
- The rapist is shocked that anyone thinks he did something wrong;
- A woman is involved in the rape or the cover-up;
- The rapist’s name would not be found in a phonebook from the 1960s;
- Newspapers informatively refer to the rapist in their headlines as: “Man”
It may have something to do with the strain of living—illegally—in a foreign country, or it may be that modern immigration is bringing in more people who act like that. See a previous item about two separate cases in Georgia here.