Everybody's weighing in on the near fisticuffs between Jerry Rivers aka "Geraldo Rivera", and Bill O'Reilly on the impact of illegal immigration.
They were discussing the sad case of two girls who were killed when an illegal alien got drunk and hit them with his car. Geraldo maintained that it was just another tragic, drunk-driving case and had nothing to do with the guy being illegal.
Technically, Jerry has a point. To the families of the two victims, they probably don't care that the guy was illegal. Geraldo's point was that any person, legal or not, could have gotten drunk and killed those girls.
I tend to agree more with O'Reilly. This alien should never have been in the country in the first place. But for the incompetent DA and judges who refused to jail and/or deport this guy when he comitted previous crimes, he would not have been drunk on the road that night. Sure, we all assume a certain level of risk just by living our lives. At any time, somebody might do us harm, but, the level of risk goes up unnecessarily when you have 10-20 million unpunished lawbreakers running around the country.
If my wife or kid got hurt by an illegal alien, his criminal status would exascerbate my anger. That the immigration laws were ignored by sympathetic, political prosecutors and/or judges when this person should have been deported, would infuriate me.