by Nicholas Stix "Disappearing"
Peters is a black race hustler,
and, if the state and federal charges against him hold
up in court, an illegal immigrant and one-man crime wave
On June 14, Sgt. Peters was taken
into custody outside of his Harlem condo, reportedly
after resisting arrest, and was
- Murder in the Second Degree;
- Assault in the First Degree;
- Intimidating a Witness in the
- Menacing in the Second Degree;
- Three counts of Criminal
Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, in the
2001 assault and murder of Juliet Alexander, the
mother of his two children, and the shooting of his
"best friend," Nigel Callender.
Just two months earlier, Peters had
been indicted on three federal charges
HUD out of $38,724 in
rent subsidies, by having his parents say they
lived alone, when he and his wife (yet another one,
apparently) lived with them. Peters` parents were
fraud, for allegedly lying on a 2002 bankruptcy
petition, on which he did not count his wife`s
income, and on which he said that he paid $849 in
rent per month, when he actually paid only $286.
- Immigration fraud, for
allegedly paying an American woman to marry him in
what is commonly called a
Peters came here from
Trinidad, as did his murdered wife and former best
friend. (Full disclosure: my wife is also an immigrant
Although still more civilized than
most Caribbean countries, Trinidad is nonetheless
sadly in decline. The populace takes pervasive police
corruption for granted—including officers who commit
murder without being punished. The local media generally
avoid the issue. A few years ago, one
news photographer who got too close was beaten half
to death by police officers. A four-to-five-year tidal
rarely-solved kidnappings, initially against wealthy
and now merely
middle-class East Indians, is also blamed by many
East Indians on black officers in the black-dominated
police force. Making matters worse, Trinidad officials
hire highly-paid American consultants like
Kelly McCann, who
insult the intelligence of the besieged populace by
telling them to call "Crime Stoppers," to put
themselves in the hands of the police, and to refrain
from taking any initiatives to protect themselves.
Either Peters or the woman soon
dissolved the marriage, invalidating any application he
had made for status as a lawful permanent resident
alien. But, as Alison Gendar and Nancie L. Katz reported
in the June 15 Daily News, somehow Peters was
able to become a naturalized citizen in May, 1995. [Fraud-rap
officer eyed in gal pal slay]
One month later, he joined the
Thus Peters, now 41, is the poster
boy for the diverse, urban police force, an agency that
hires unfit people
based solely on their race or ethnicity, promotes
them when they cry racism—as unfit
diversity hires inevitably do—and shields them when
they commit crimes.
As reported by the Caribbean
Voice Newspaper shortly after Juliet Alexander`s
2001 murder, in 2000 she had won a Family Court
judgment of $700 per month in child support from Peters
for their son, Randall, and daughter, Raneshia, who were
then eight and four years old, respectively. The money
was garnished from Peters` pay check. Meanwhile,
Alexander was in love with a new man, Robert Allen. The
newspaper quoted Alexander`s long-time friend, Ann Marie
Thomas, as saying,
was mad at [the child support judgment]. He told
her, `This is not over yet.`"
should have called the police so many times. She used to
come to me with bruises and crying, but she was scared
calling the cops because
he was a cop."
According to the Brooklyn District
Attorney`s office, at the time of her murder Alexander
had a family court petition outstanding for an increase
in child support. [Kings County District Attorney
Charles J. Hynes Announces Indictment Of Police Officer
Charged With Murdering His Ex-Girlfriend,
press release, June 14, 2005] According to the
Brooklyn DA`s office, Peters told Alexander that he was
cutting off all her child support, began beating her,
and when she tried to escape, shot her to death.
At 9:30 a.m. on January 16, 2001,
Alexander, 29, was found dead in her
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn building, shot three
times in the head and face. Trinidadian Nigel Callender
(now 36) was found in Alexander`s apartment, shot in the
head, neck, and hand, and wearing rubber gloves.
Callender had reportedly just dropped off clothes for
the children, as a favor to Peters. Callender has been a
quadriplegic ever since.
In the hours and days to come,
Callender`s story would change repeatedly. Peters had
ordered him to kill Alexander; a stranger had murdered
her; Peters had murdered her; and back to the
Meanwhile, Peters gained custody of
the couple`s two children, who had been cared for by
Alexander`s mother, Sylvia Garcia, in Brooklyn.
Peters had reportedly begun
pursuing Alexander during the 1980s in their native
Trinidad, when she was a mere child whom he drove to
school in his taxi. Although Peters was married to
another woman at the time of Alexander`s murder, if
Callender is to be believed, in one of those
quaint multicultural practices that are increasingly
imported to America, Peters still considered the
When Peters was indicted on the
federal charges in April, New York newspapers reported
that they were meant to "squeeze" him and other
parties knowledgeable about the Alexander case.
In the course of that
investigation, authorities re-interviewed Nigel
Callender, who had just been arrested for immigration
fraud, also due to an alleged
sham marriage. (Some illegal Caribbean aliens
divorce their real spouse—or simply commit
bigamy—enter into a
"business marriage" for a price, and after
becoming a naturalized citizen, divorce the
phony spouse, and remarry and sponsor the real one
Callender now alleges that
immediately after Peters shot Alexander and himself,
Peters threatened to kill him, his (real) wife, and his
children, were Callender to finger him in the slaying;
and that days later, Peters came to his hospital room,
stuck a gun in the face of the helpless quadriplegic,
and repeated the threat.
During a June 27 telephone
interview, Peters` current attorney, Ron Kliegerman,
alternated between insinuating that the feds
suborned perjury and asserting that Callender simply
told them what they wanted to hear, under duress.
Nicholas Stix: What is your theory of what
transpired on the morning of January 16, 2001?
Kliegerman: "The person who is now apparently the
government`s witness or the people`s witness is the guy
that was shot and found at the scene, critically
wounded. For the last two-and-a-half, five years, he`s
been saying that the person that shot the woman was a
stranger. He is, of course, my client`s best friend.
They grew up together, they`ve known each other forever.
So, something obviously has changed his position or his
story. He`s been interrogated by the police and the feds
numerous times since the time of this incident, and has
consistently held to the story that I just said.
(Unclear) who the shooter was, he didn`t know who it
they pick him up, the feds arrest him on some kind of an
immigration fraud, keep him (unclear) or some place in
New Jersey, interrogate him constantly, and now he`s
changing his story. Well, it seems to me that what they
did (unclear), they probably told him he was going to go
to jail, or he was going to be deported, or a million
other things, unless he said that Martin Peters was the
So, are you saying that you think he`s lying, when
he says that Martin Peters was the shooter?
"If he`s saying that, he`s lying."
And do you have any theory, as to who the shooter was?
"Well, he`s the only one who was there. He said it was a
burglar or a stranger. He had no idea who it was…."
And what is your defense going to be regarding the
charges of immigration, housing, and bankruptcy fraud?
"To tell you the truth, Nick, I haven`t even focused on
That`s an honest answer.
"I was focused on that until he got indicted for
So, do you think that the authorities who were
questioning Nigel Callender recently, actively suborned
perjury from him? [I lost Kliegerman and had to call
back and repeat the question.]
"Well, I can`t say that they suborned perjury, I just
think they kept putting pressure and pressure and
pressure until such time as he said what they wanted him
to say. And they let him out of jail…."
In today`s legal schizophrenia,
"sanctuary cities" like
New York break federal laws in order to shield
illegal aliens who daily break the nation`s immigration,
labor, and tax laws. As long as the illegal aliens
do not also commit
violent crimes, they are virtually
But in this case, authorities
immigration law as a club with which to beat Nigel
Callender into coming clean about what really happened
on January 16, 2001.
While it is a crime to suborn
perjury under threat of arrest or deportation, it is
neither illegal nor immoral for the authorities to
threaten someone in order to get him to tell the truth
about a crime.
Mike Bloomberg, like his predecessors
Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins, orders the NYPD to
violate immigration laws mandating
local cooperation with federal officials. But in the
Juliet Alexander case, the city broke its own illegal
rule, and used immigration law to back up state laws.
In other words, New York
prosecutors are thoroughly politicized, and thus corrupt
– just like law enforcement, both here and in the Third
(In case the notion of an illegal
alien becoming a law enforcement officer and using his
badge to hide a life of crime sounds flukey, consider
the case of
U.S. Border Patrol agent Oscar Antonio Ortiz. On
August 5, Ortiz was charged by the feds with being an
illegal alien who got his job using a forged birth
certificate, and who while on the clock,
smuggled illegal aliens into California. With lax
security and anywhere from 13 million to
20 million illegal aliens in the U.S., in a year or
two, people may lose count of the illegals discovered in
such sensitive positions.)
Someone with a sardonic sense of
humor might say, “Well, Peters was an illegal
immigrant, but at least he passed the police exam!”
Not necessarily. Peters is black.
routinely flunk the police exam, yet are hired by
the NYPD. In his influential, bestselling race book,
Two Nations: White and Black, Separate, Hostile, Unequal, leftist political scientist Andrew Hacker of the City
University of New York`s Queens College campus actually
celebrated the hiring of blacks who failed the exam.
Meanwhile, psychology professor
Linda Gottfredson of the University of Delaware has
pointed out that some departments, under political
pressure to increase minority hiring, have
"racially gerrymandered" their examinations to
the point where minority applicants with minimal
literacy and no law enforcement experience can pass
white applicants with records of both academic and
professional excellence in
law enforcement mysteriously fail them.
Even aside from their test scores,
minority candidates who throw up all manner of red flags
are routinely hired by the NYPD. As a consulting
psychologist to the NYPD`s Police Academy
told me already in 1992, "It`s incredible, the
pressure to pass people, just because they`re
minorities. It`s all racial. They push, push, push, with
people who are inappropriate and are often antisocial
Some urban forces (e.g., Miami,
Washington, DC) have at times refrained from doing
background checks of "diversity" candidates, for
fear of what they might find. Los Angeles,
Orleans, Miami, Washington, DC,
Philadelphia, and other cities across the country
have suffered variously from crime waves committed by
affirmative action cops, the persecution of white
criminal conspiracies allying black supremacist groups
and black officers, and racist, incompetent, and
even illiterate minority officers.
In an infamous 1994 case, the
Harlem`s 30th Precinct, had a
crime ring of over two dozen police officers, almost
all of them Hispanic (the few others were black). In the
Ramparts Division scandal, in which,
led by Det. Rafael Perez, dozens of officers had
their own crime syndicate, the predominantly Hispanic,
criminal police officers were all
minority group members.
And in 2002, Philadelphia PD
spokeswoman Stephanie McNeil
told me that in 2001 alone, "We had 26
[predominantly minority] police officers dismissed
from the department" for engaging in criminal acts.
More recently in New York, n July
22, Bernard Marti, a 31-year-old “community affairs
officer” from Harlem`s 25th Precinct,
allegedly shot a 23-year-old patron at a
Greenwich Village watering hole, and sought to flee
the crime scene. The incident reportedly began because
Officer Marti and the patron argued about which Latin
American country was superior. But Marti`s colleagues at
the diverse "2-5" told reporters he`s a wonderful guy.
Beyond the increasing problem of
black, Hispanic, and immigrant police officers who are
simply criminals in uniform, is the more common problem
affirmative action hires who, in addition to being
unfit for the job, see themselves as sworn not to
enforce the law, but rather to aid members of their
respective groups, including criminals, the law—and
the public—be damned.
Consider an example from
Southern California in
Victor Davis Hanson`s book,
Mexifornia: A State of Becoming. A Mexican woman
ran a stop light, and hit the car of Hanson`s daughter.
Instead of writing up a report on the accident and
ticketing the guilty party, the Mexican-American officer
let the offender off—after getting her telephone
number—without any points being added to her license,
thus cheating the Anglo victim out of justice, and
A 2001 AP report quoted
Jim Pasco of the national Fraternal Order of Police
union, elliptically referring to such problems:
better recruitment and hiring decisions on the front end
would ease the embarrassment of having to fire officers
on the back end…. In almost all incidents, someone who
is a lawbreaker after being hired had something in their
background that was a red flag….
accelerated hiring policy and poor background checks
Washington, D.C., police department led to the
`Notorious Class of `89.` Over time, more than two dozen
officers from that class were arrested and sent to
prison for a variety of crimes."
And if you hire them,
they will sue. Incompetent, anti-social officers who
were hired based purely on their race or ethnicity, have
a sense of entitlement that extends to expecting to be
promoted, as well.
Lt. Eric Adams of the segregated, black New York
police officers organization,
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, a group that
has done everything in its power to handcuff the NYPD—for
example, getting the
Street Crimes Unit, which had confiscated thousands
of illegal guns, disbanded—charged the department with
racism for not promoting enough black officers to
Tawana Brawley years after she was exposed as a race-hoaxer,
has spoken on behalf of racial purity in marriage,
insisted that black criminal cops were the victims of
racism, and damned all of New York`s white police
officers as irredeemably racist, and done everything in
his power to make life miserable for them. Adams has
long demanded "diversity" in precincts, and then
instigated lawsuits costing the department millions,
when it accommodated him.
And yet, he gets treated like
royalty by New York`s mainstream media.
Meanwhile you`ll never guess what
Peters` defenders are saying:
"Peters` relatives … said the
NYPD was trying to nail the cop because he had sued the
department after being passed over for a promotion,
allegedly because he is black." [New
York Officer Charged in 2001 Murder by Zach
Haberman, Murray Weiss and Hasani Gittens, New York
Post, June 15, 2005]
And how about this priceless
year, Peters sued Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and
the city, alleging he was wrongly placed on desk duty
and denied a promotion following Alexander`s slaying.”
AP story in the Jamaica Observer newspaper, 15
That means that the
Peters endured was in being denied a
promotion because he was a murder suspect.
Peters` state case (murder,
assault, etc.) has been bogged down with adjournments
since June. A hearing on the various motions will be
held in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on October 27,
according to a spokesperson for the Brooklyn District
Did I mention that until her death,
Juliet Alexander worked as a Detention Enforcement
Officer at a
federal immigration facility?
Thus closes the circle.
Today, Trinidad; tomorrow, America.
Well, today too many of America`s
police departments already.
Nicholas Stix [email
him] lives in New York City, which he
views from the perspective of its public
transport system, experienced in his
career as an educator. His weekly column
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