Curiosity killed the cat. I'm not a cat though. When I wrote Don't Free Jabin Bogan, exactly what I thought would come of it did. Either people loved or hated me for my bluntness. Then, George came in. Whoever this mysterious George is, thank you. You made me dig deeper than I ever have. george 06/07/2012 13:27 well i grew up with bogan from elementary through high school and he seems to always find him self at the wrong place at the wrong time.. i hope he gets out.. Recently, I tried to contact Mekenye, whom had no comment. He was unwilling to speak of anything after the FMCSA shot Demco down. Some of the bigger violations included drivers that weren't licensed to drive CMV's, and no insurance, so a big shock he chose not to speak to me. Then, onto Spector, who was supposedly representing Bogan. He can't represent Bogan due to the fact he's licensed to practice in the United States, not Mexico. Spector was the proverbial snake in the grass. He's a lawyer who helps Mexicans come to the U.S. He saw a chance for infamy, and he ran with it.Lastly, I spoke to the one victim in this whole case, Howie Glaser. He's the guy who's ammo will probably never be turned over. After promising him several times that I did not work for Mexico Trucker, although Porter and I are friends, and ensuring him I worked for myself, he opened up. (Howie, sorry for waking you up.) Howie is to the point he wants to move on. I haven't showed Howie everything yet, so Howie will read this when yall do, with his jaw most certainly hanging. Yesterday's news re-affirmed that Porter and I were right. Bogan chose to take the toll lane straight into Mexico, and was directed by the Mexican Border Patrol to the vehicle check station after he tried to pull an illegal u turn. He never spoke to U.S. Border Patrol, like so many who weren't there (I do not believe they need to be mentioned again) tried to claim. The first thing they asked him for was his papers, and that's when all hell broke loose for Bogan. For more of the actual events, as told by the actual people there, click here.For the last few weeks however, my mind stays on one thing. The comment George made about Jabin always being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I kept thinking that if this were true, there's other crimes. So, I went looking. This man isn't innocent by any means! A breakdown of Jabin Akeem Bogan, born 07/05/1984. I'd give more, but I'd prefer not to have the poor boy's identity stolen while he sits in prison in Mexico.
11/05/2002 Theft 1500.
11/11/2002 Aggravated Robbery. He's on deferred adjudication.
11/12/2002 Theft 1500.
05/20/2003 Resisting Arrest
8/26/2003 Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
02/05/2005 Criminal Trespass building (later dismissed)
07/11/2005 Assault causing bodily injury
09/16/2005 Assault/Family Violence (est. probation end date is 02/12/2013)
07/05/2006 Failure of a fugitive to provide identification, intent to give false information
09/12/2006 Assault causing bodily injury to family member
09/16/2006 Violation of a protective order
01/31/2007 Failure of a fugitive to provide identification, intent to give false information
10/15/2007 Interfering with an Emergency telephone call (later dismissed)
Were all these also mistakes? Wrong place, wrong time, wrong turn, wrong country, wrong load, wrong story. When will it ever stop being a mistake? Make him man up. The American judicial system has failed us with this man. Maybe, just maybe, the Mexican judicial system will not fail us on this note. Alas, Jabin is not the innocent man everyone has made it out to be. Councilman Carl Robinson, for your blind efforts with your stand, I hope your town is smart enough to boot your ass out of your seat during the next elections. Do your research before opening your mouth!!
Everything is eventual in the end. I'll leave you with that thought.
How does one miss this?
What a clash the trucking industry is seeing. On one end, you have the blind leading the blind. In we bring Hotels 4 Truckers, Allen Smith, Dan Fuller, Todd Dills (I'm sorry Todd, but I truly believe you're too much of an ass kisser to tell the real news...........just sayin), and a new guy on the scene, William Stewart, who claims a website. You see, he claims it, for www.williamstewartonline.com is listed on his Facebook, but if you click it, what do you see? (Thanks for the free advertising deary!)
On the other end, you have the voices of reason. Porter Corn, myself, and a few, rare others.
"We all take wrong turns" declares the blind. Yes, everyone, no matter what you drive takes wrong turns. They figure out how to "flip a bitch" somewhere, and get on the right track.
If he would've been chastised for making a u-turn, even I would speak up. Yet, he ILLEGALLY entered another country with ammunition, carried in ILLEGALLY. The man did not have milk or cat food, he had AMMUNITION.
He then LIED to federal agents, saying he had nothing to declare. Not only do they ask if you have anything to declare, they go through the list. So, it's not like he wasn't asked about money, drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, weapons, ammunition, etc. It was that he felt it was appropriate to LIE, which is also ILLEGAL.
So, yes, originally, he made a mistake, but instead of LEGALLY correcting said mistake, he broke several laws, making him a FUGITIVE. This is where the difference between innocent mistake and illegal activity and blatant disregard of the law comes into play.
And, this was if he had entered where he claimed he did. I've hinted to this, Porter from Mexico Trucker has hinted to this, and now in the El Paso Times, a man much more knowledgeable on this kind of law has hinted to this: HOW DO WE KNOW HE DIDN'T SNEAK ACROSS? Read:
One of many signs upon entry to Juarez. Apparently, part of Jabin's mistake was not being able to read the English language.
Regardless of Bogan's intentions, René Jáquez, former assistant country attaché in Juárez with the ATF, said that U.S. customs officers should have intercepted the cargo.
"In my opinion, the real question to ask is how is it that our customs agents with all heightened security were able to miss this type of shipment going into Mexico? How was it that this truck was able to get into Mexico with all those ammo?" he said.
And if the cargo was indeed legitimate, Jáquez said, U.S. customs officers should have been able to see the ammunitions, check the paperwork and steer the driver in the right direction.
(Click here for full article.)
This shows where the driver had an intersection to turn around at before the bridge, had he came in on the bridge. Thanks again Porter!
So, here is my main question. If this had been a Mexican trucker bringing the ammo into the U.S., would the blatant disregard of the law be a mistake? If this was an American going into Canada will all that ammo, would you still sing the same tune? If this was one of the very apparent Muslim immigrants in Canada bringing this load into the U.S., turban and all included, would you be singing the same tune? Where do you draw the line at stating this is not just a mistake. It may have started off as a mistake, but if this was a mistake, I'll give you another mistake:
The next time, wrong turn might be a dynamite load that Jabin takes. That load would end up right in front of a school, him hit the wrong speed bump, and the explosion would kill hundreds of children. But, he just took a wrong turn and make a mistake.
Do I need to further make my point on the moronacy of "just a mistake?"
I don't know how it's possible to miss so many signs. Especially, when you notice they're no longer in ENGLISH.
Do I need to post more pictures to get people to understand there are dozens of signs making sure you don't "accidentally" go to Mexico?