Diversity Is Strength! It`s Also…Police Corruption

by Nicholas Stix
Urban Crime

NYPD Sergeant

Martin Peters
 is the multicultural equivalent of the
tip of the iceberg—revealing what the drive for "diversity"
is actually doing to America`s

police departments

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
as well.

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
    Third Degree;

  • 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

  • defrauding

    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
    also indicted.

  • Bankruptcy

    , 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

    "green-card marriage."

Peters came here from

, as did his murdered wife and former best
friend. (Full disclosure: my wife is also an immigrant
from Trinidad.)

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
wave of

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
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

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
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

, 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
"stranger story."

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

to America, Peters still considered the

his property.

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

—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
for citizenship.)

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?

"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 yet."

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"

New York
break federal laws in order to shield
illegal aliens who daily break the nation`s immigration,

, and tax laws. As long as the illegal aliens
do not also commit

violent crimes,
they are virtually

never deported.

But in this case, authorities
apparently wielded

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.

So Mayor

Mike Bloomberg
, like his predecessors

Rudy Giuliani
and David Dinkins, orders the NYPD to

violate immigration laws

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.
Black candidates

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

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
them, while

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,

, DC) have at times refrained from doing
background checks of "diversity" candidates, for
fear of what they might find. Los Angeles,

San Francisco

, Miami, Washington, DC,

, and other cities across the country
have suffered variously from crime waves committed by
affirmative action cops, the persecution of white
officers and/or

criminal conspiracies allying black supremacist groups
and black officers
, and racist, incompetent, and
even illiterate minority officers.

In an infamous 1994 case, the

"Dirty 30,"

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
LAPD`s 1999

Ramparts Division scandal
, in which,

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
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

Victor Davis Hanson`s

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

public safety.

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….  

said an

accelerated hiring policy
and poor background checks
in the

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.

Last year,
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
high-ranking positions.

Adams supported

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." [
York Officer Charged in 2001 Murder
by Zach
Haberman, Murray Weiss and Hasani Gittens, New York
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
April 2005

That means that the

“racial discrimination”

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
Attorney`s Office.

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
appears at

Men`s News Daily

and many other Web sites. He has also
written for Middle American News, the
New York

Daily News,
New York Post, Newsday,
Chronicles, Ideas on Liberty
and the
Weekly Standard. He
maintains two blogs:

Different Drummer

Nicholas Stix, Uncensored