The Adhahn Atrocity: Another Enforcement (And MSM) Failure
[For the immigrant murder
Alienation and Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome,
by James Fulford]
The media in Washington—the
Washington on the
left side of the country—run
Terapon Adhahn stories every day, every hour and
everywhere. The blogs are bogged. Adhahn`s mother: "`My son is sick. I am angry at him`”,
screamed the headline of The Seattle Times last
Friday. [by Nancy Bartley, July 20].
For those not being inundated with the Adhahn
atrocity—the New York Times finally picked up an
AP story today (July 23) but it didn`t mention the word
“immigrant”—here`s a recap:
Terapon Adhahn, a
Thai legal immigrant, kidnapped, raped and murdered
Zina Linnik on July 4th. Adhahn of
course is technically innocent until proven guilty.
However, part of his van license plate number was
spotted by the victim`s father. And Adhahn
told authorities where to find Zina Linnik`s body.
But there is more. . . .
On July 19th, prosecutors in Pierce
filed twelve charges against Adhahn—including the
kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl in 2000 and
the rape and sexual assault of a teenager who lived with
Adhahn from 2001 to 2005. [Adhahn
pleads not guilty in sexual assaults on two girls,
By Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times, July 20,
2007] In the first case, investigators have DNA
evidence linking Adhahn to the crime and in the second
victim told authorities that she was repeatedly
raped and fled when Adhahn threatened her with a gun.
But there is more. . . .
Adhahn is also being investigated for other similar,
unsolved crimes in Washington—and in the case of the
death of 9-year-old
Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas, in 1996. (The
Amber Alert system is
named for this child.) Adhahn lived in Texas,
although police are not sure if he was in the area at
the time of Amber`s death.
Were there any clues that Adhahn might pose a threat
to little girls? Yes, indeed.
According to news accounts, Pierce County prosecutors
filed rape charges against Adhahn in 1990 but he agreed
to a plea bargain for incest as the victim was a
16-year-old relative. Incest is only a misdemeanor, so
Adhahn served a mere 60 days in jail and received five
years of sexual-deviation therapy. Adhahn`s therapist,
Michael Comte wrote, “long-term intensive
psychotherapy and monitoring of his behavior will be
necessary to ensure the safety of the community.” [Linnik
suspect`s life holds troubling contrasts, By
Nancy Bartley and Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times,
July 19, 2007]
After conviction for incest, Adhahn was required to
register as a
sex offender wherever he lived—which happened to be
right around the corner from his latest victim, Zina
Does this all sound terribly familiar? Remember the
Korean immigrant, Seung-Hui Cho who
slaughtered dozens at
Virginia Tech earlier this year? He was a
legal immigrant, just like Terapon Adhahn. They were
both clearly mentally ill. Cho was considered a
“danger to others” and Adhahn was considered a
threat to the “safety of the community.” Unlike
Cho, Adhahn had a misdemeanor conviction for incest too.
But why didn`t the alarms go off in both instances?
Since the continuous onslaught of news about Terapon
Adhahn began, not one single government official, local
or federal, has said anything about why Adhahn,
a convicted sexual predator, was still in the
The Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
did run a story which in which a “spokesman”
for Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]
incest, the crime Adhahn copped to, is a misdemeanor
and legal immigrants cannot be deported for misdemeanors
but…wait a minute. Adhahn is
mentally ill and a danger to the community. How
many slaughtered children does it take before we can
deport a legal immigrant?
federal law, a single conviction for a `crime of moral
turpitude` doesn`t warrant deportation for a legal
permanent resident, Lori Haley, a spokeswoman for
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Friday.
conviction wouldn`t render him deportable, because he
was a legal permanent resident more than five years,`
added that immigration officials knew about Adhahn`s
1990 conviction at the time.
same laws say a second conviction could have triggered
deportation. Adhahn was convicted of intimidation with a
weapon in 1992. The case was filed in Tacoma Municipal
Court. Immigration officials didn`t know about that
weren`t aware of the 1992 conviction at the time,` Haley
said. `That happened in Municipal Court, so we were
meant he could stay By Sean Robinson; The
News Tribune, July 14th, 2007]
illegal aliens are in some ways a more pressing
problem for America, because there are so many of them
and we know nothing about them—whether they are
diseased, likely to become a
public charge, etc.
Nevertheless, legal immigrants who display
blatantly disturbing problems should be shown the
And there are many, many of them.
For example, have you ever heard of
Preston Dean Douglas of
Whidbey Island, Washington? He married an American
and entered the country legally from
Jamaica. He battered his wife; she divorced him; he
was ordered to leave the country but didn`t. Then he
moved to Whidbey Island from the East Coast. In
June 2002, he sexually molested a six-year-old and
murdered her mother and grandmother. He then
pistol-whipped two other people before turning his
shotgun on himself. [5
Shot, 3 Dead In Whidbey Murder-Suicide | KOMO-TV,
Seattle, Washington, June 20, 2002]
One would think that the President has the power to
act right now. What difference does it make that these
murderers are not
Muslim terrorists? Dead is dead whether people are
one at a time or
dozens at a time. Surely the President can direct
Homeland Security to deport dangerous immigrants who
have committed crimes.
Why do Americans have to
shut down Congressional switchboards to get leaders
More important, how many people must die
before our government acts to protect Americans?
They were trying to give amnesty and in-state tuition
to illegal aliens. Both voted the Bush-Kennedy Amnesty/
Immigration Surge Bill
right to the end.
Linda Thom [email
is a retiree and refugee from California. She formerly
worked as an officer for a major bank and as a budget
analyst for the County Administrator of Santa Barbara.