August 25, 2008, - 2:28 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Rumor has it that incompetent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” will go on a long tax-funded vacation starting this month and lasting until the end of her term in December. Yup, you’ll be paying for her to do nothing and have fun for a few months.
But not to worry, her equally incompetent second-in-command, proud high school grad John P. Torres–who rewards women who sleep with him with promotions for which they’re unqualified–will be running our nation’s immigration enforcement agency until the new President appoints a new ICE head honcho. (I know, I know–I’ve written that college is a waste of time, but since we have no other current standard to measure competence and diligence, you’d at least expect top government execs to measure up.)
Both The ICE Princess and Torres were in charge (he as head of ICE’s Deportation and Removal Operations) at the time that, in 2006, Ma Phomphong was released on parole from prison, after doing time for attempted murder. Phomphong was ordered deported, but instead of doing that, Myers and Torres released Phomphong from an ICE detention facility into the general American population to murder one person and try to murder another.
On Thursday, Phomphong committed suicide, but not before he beat almost to death a man who befriended him and bought him beer and murdered the 61-year-old woman who was the man’s girlfriend.
Julie Myers and John P. Torres have blood on their hands. This alien murderer was released on their watch with their approval.
Bobbie Johnson bought beer for the guy who slept in a garage down the street from his north Sacramento home.
Ma Phompong, 28, apparently returned the favor by shooting Johnson’s longtime companion dead. Then Phompong beat the man who befriended him halfway to the grave.
On Thursday, Phompong, a parolee from Stanislaus County, apparently killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Fresno.
The apparent suicide ended a 12-hour standoff with police and a manhunt that began the night before with the shooting death of Anna McCaleb, 61, and the attack on John- son, 59, that left him with a broken eye socket.
“I just hope nobody else has to go through something like this in their life,” said Ginger Ferguson, Johnson’s sister. “People have to be very careful about who they befriend and let into their homes because you never know.”
Ferguson said Thursday that her brother was undergoing facial reconstruction surgery to repair bones that shattered when he was hit in the eye. She said he did not know McCaleb was dead.
“I don’t want him to give up,” Ferguson said. “Trying to keep his will is the main thing we’re trying to do right now.”
On Wednesday night, Sacramento police were called to a home on Price Court in north Sacramento, authorities said. Inside, officers found McCaleb shot to death.
They found Johnson badly beaten and locked in a garage.
Authorities said the suspect, later identified as Phompong, had stolen the victims’ Toyota Tundra pickup and likely fled to Fresno. . . .
Phompong was paroled Aug. 22, 2006, after serving nearly nine years of a 13-year sentence for an assault with a deadly weapon conviction that stemmed from a 1998 knife attack. Stanislaus County Assistant District Attorney Carol Shipley said Phompong initially had been charged with attempted murder in the assault. She said Phompong attacked the victim because he had testified against Phompong in a previous case.
In September 2006, Phompong had been ordered deported by a judge, but was released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody that December under parole supervision, according to officials at ICE and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Phompong was assigned to a parole agent in Modesto.
As reader Kevin remarks:
Doesn’t it give you that warm and fuzzy feeling that after a judge orders him deported, ICE took it upon themselves to release this productive citizen back into society . . . to ruin more lives.
More like hot and bothered.