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  • Rebelyell55 Nov 19, 3:35 p.m.

    Hope these crimminals are caught soon, because once they run out of these type of victims, they'll be starting on another set. Keep em locked and loaded.

  • Kelondris Nov 19, 1:19 p.m.

    Seasonal migrant workers usually have green cards and work on the phones. They usually have cash, because there is no point in putting it in a bank when they are going to send it Western Union back home. That is also why you find so many people renting a home or one apartment, because they send most of their money back home to their families and just keep enough to live off of. Money made here is usually is has more of an impact there.

  • WooHoo2You Nov 19, 12:19 p.m.

    I can't believe people are turning this into an illegal migrant/alien issue!!!- bubbasu1

    What more do you expect on Golo? It is the ‘blame the victim, make excuses for the criminal’ status quo. Every time there is a rape reported people scream ‘why was she walking alone at 3PM on a Saturday at the mall. She should have known better than that”….

  • driverkid3 Nov 19, 11:55 a.m.

    bubbasu1::::I hope all of those that see it as illegal/alien workers never has to experience what that little boy experienced.

    Why don't you take a look at the arrest record that wral has posted. Check Wake county first, then come back and say that.

  • ranmasou Nov 19, 11:35 a.m.

    Those who make comments like "we need to stop making guns so easily available to everyone that wants one" needs to take a step back and realize something. A criminal does not care what the laws are. They are already going to aquire the gun and use it to commit a violent crime. Most likely, they are already felons and are breaking the law by simply having it to begin with. Taking guns away from HONEST peole will not do anything. If you were to find a way to make all the guns in the world disappear, then people well start using knives, swords bows and arrows just like they did before the first gun was ever invented. More people die by car accidents than gun related deaths every year. Do we need to ban cars? Bad people are going to do bad things no matter what laws are passed. The only thing that can be done in this case is pray that this little boy doesn't lose his life over nothing and that the police can find this guy and put him away where he belongs.

  • Stringbean Nov 19, 11:25 a.m.

    "These migrant workers need to arm themselves, the police don;t care about them.".... Sure lets arm the illegal migrant/alien workers that sure will make us safe.

    These illegal migrant/alien workers have lots of cash on hand.This makes them ripe for these kind of things to happen. Most dont pay taxes or deal with banks. So that means lots of cash sitting at home. They file child tax benefits and get big money back with out paying in. Then they get more of our $$$$ for their anchor babys. It a wonderful world isnt it.

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 19, 10:59 a.m.

    Or we need to stop making guns so easily available to everyone that wants one. Adding guns fixes nothing as they are much more likely to be used to commit a crime than prevent one.
    Grand Union

    They're not going anywhere so you might as well find another fence to swing for.

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 19, 10:58 a.m.

    So the father didnt see the man well enough to give a description, I notice there isnt on in the article. That tells me 2 things either the witness didnt see him or well ya know WRAL will tend to skimp on details of suspects from time to time to keep everyone calm.

  • Grand Union Nov 19, 10:51 a.m.

    "These migrant workers need to arm themselves, the police don;t care about them."

    Or we need to stop making guns so easily available to everyone that wants one. Adding guns fixes nothing as they are much more likely to be used to commit a crime than prevent one.

  • Grand Union Nov 19, 10:50 a.m.

    "This is an obvious hate crime. Where are the Reverends Barber and Jackson railing against the injustice of targeting people because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or country of origin?"

    And you wonder why you lost the election......

  • TooMuchGovt Nov 19, 10:26 a.m.

    This is an obvious hate crime. Where are the Reverends Barber and Jackson railing against the injustice of targeting people because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or country of origin?

  • johnsmithfamily Nov 19, 10:23 a.m.

    It does not matter what race the person is, what matters is that a child is lying in a hospital fighting for their life because of someone's greed and stupidity. People can blame it on anything they want, but ultimately it is the decision of the person who commits the crime. The holidays are coming up and everyone should make themselves aware that the crime rate escalates this time of year. Everyone should also have a plan in case you are in a home invasion. On a side note, I think there should be harsher punishments for people who commit these crimes. What kind of justice is throwing someone in jail, them getting three meals a day, a warm bed, a shower, and all of it paid by none other than the people they target? I think hard labor should be implemented in the justice system again. People will still commit crimes, but I am sure there are a lot that would think twice about it!!

  • bubbasu1 Nov 19, 9:58 a.m.

    I can't believe people are turning this into an illegal migrant/alien issue!!! The last I looked ther are white people in prison and jail too ( just for the record I am white) A little boy is critically wounded.Some low lifes broke into his home, the place he thought he was safe and secure in.It has nothing to do with his ethnic background. I hope all of those that see it as illegal/alien workers never has to experience what that little boy experienced. I hope he is able to recover. Let's all hope the criminalsare caught and put away for a very long time!

  • SaveEnergyMan Nov 19, 9:48 a.m.

    The US issues plenty of temporary visas for people to come legally and work in agriculture. I don't know this family's status as it was not stated in the article. However, this is tragic regardless of their status. I hope that EVERYONE can hope for the child's full recovery and that law enforcement catches the one's responsible.

  • aetius476 Nov 19, 9:43 a.m.

    The gang bangers know these folks are easy targets and keep a lot of cash on hand. The predators know how to seek out the weak and vulnerable.

    These migrant workers need to arm themselves, the police don;t care about them.

  • aetius476 Nov 19, 9:42 a.m.

    "FYI..Does anyone notice that when it's a non-white, hardly anyone post on the article? People only post and sometimes make racist comments when it involves crime or something of that nature." - rgm1266

    Of course, when they catch the miscreants who are doing this, and show their faces, you will be the first to cry racism if anyone says anything.

    Hippocrite....

  • PracticalMagick Nov 19, 9:37 a.m.

    I don't give a rat's behind if they were legal or not. A group of people were targeted and a child was shot...

    Priorities, people, No?

  • dontstopnow Nov 19, 9:35 a.m.

    Sad that a child is hurt in such a senseless manner. Just sad that people think they can rob others who have worked for what they have.

  • OleNCNative Nov 19, 9:34 a.m.

    These migrant workers don't have banks... they carry all their cash with them, the don't know the area, they don't know the language, they are afraid of the authorities. This makes them perfect targets.

  • eddybal Nov 19, 9:34 a.m.

    Seasonal farm workers are not illegal immigrants. Read and learn.

  • Scubagirl Nov 19, 9:23 a.m.

    "This is not about illegal aliens this is about criminals breaking into someones home and shooting a child and I hope they catch them and give them the max sentence. iron fist"

    EXACTLY!!!! but some will turn this into something else given 1/2 a chance

  • puzzled Nov 19, 9:18 a.m.

    This is so sad. I am so sorry that I live where people can be so cruel, mean; I don't even know the words to describe people who would do such crimes. The only thing I know to do is pray that this little boy will be okay and pray that this criminal will be aprehended and punished and come to know Jesus somewhere along the way.

  • wcco Nov 19, 9:13 a.m.

    "FYI..Does anyone notice that when it's a non-white, hardly anyone post on the article?"
    Nice, rgm1266. Let's just stoke that racism that you promote with these comments. Man killed in Wilson house fire,,,, not one post there about an old white man. The article's that get all the posts are usually because people actually know the person or has made some great contributions to society.

  • iron fist Nov 19, 9:08 a.m.

    This is not about illegal aliens this is about criminals breaking into someones home and shooting a child and I hope they catch them and give them the max sentence.

  • markjb33 Nov 19, 9:07 a.m.

    "Seasonal farm workers", i.e. Illegal Immigrants, stop trying to soften the situation, if the are American citizens, say so, If they came here illegally, also say that. Truth people

  • Dan Cooper Nov 19, 9:04 a.m.

    ."Does anyone notice that when it's a non-white, hardly anyone post on the article?" rgm1266

    No where in the article does it state any color of either the victims or perps. But funny when it does involve non-whites, lib haters post that there are too many comments because of the race issue. So too many or too few posts, liberals are never happy unless they can bad mouth the race that's uninvolved, except for those trying to solve the crime and they bad mouthed the most.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Nov 19, 9:03 a.m.

    This sounds like something straight out of The Grapes of Wrath, except the part of The Joads are now being portrayed by Mexican migrant workers.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Nov 19, 9:01 a.m.

    They need to catch these guys. Thieves are bad enough, but trigger happy thieves are worse. Who shoots through a bedroom door to get in?

  • JohnnyVoodoo Nov 19, 8:46 a.m.

    Most illegal aliens carry cash on them which explains why they are often easy targets. In addition, it says that two of the victims were in the process of moving...this is not surprising because these families are often termed as being nomadic and go from one trailer park to the next. This is why you see so many of them together wherever they go because safety comes in numbers. Like the rest of us, crime does not discriminate.

  • seenbetterdaze Nov 19, 8:34 a.m.

    Crime is getting worse. Nothing is working anymore, No Jobs, but even if there were lots of Jobs but some people just rather steal, kill, take advantage of others than to work. America is going DOWN so fast it boggles the mind. Seems WORK is just another 4 letter word now. Why work? When Big Daddy Gubmnt will take care of you, and you can do crime to supplement your checks and stamps and O-Fones.

  • rgm1266 Nov 19, 8:32 a.m.

    My prayers go out to the family of the little boy who was shot.

    FYI..Does anyone notice that when it's a non-white, hardly anyone post on the article? People only post and sometimes make racist comments when it involves crime or something of that nature.

  • Weetie Nov 19, 8:32 a.m.

    So sad that this child was shot...Praying for the little guy/gal.

  • SmokeWagon Nov 19, 8:26 a.m.

    ..."The closest they come to a bank account is a Mason jar buried in the backyard. Bartmeister..."

    As opposed to most Americans who carry huge piles of debt and give their cash, with intrest, to fat bankers......so who's smarter..??

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