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November 28, 2010

The 2nd phase of trees in the center median of Sterling Boulevard from Holly Avenue south to Davis Drive have been planted.

11 photos posted at this link.

Prince William County Success: University of Virginia Illegal Immigration Survey Results

In 2008, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors took the unprecedented step of commissioning the University of Virginia Center for Survey Research to conduct an unbiased, social-scientific investigation on the impact the immigration policy would have on the local community.

Unlike the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors which voted 5 no to 4 yes to continue a focus on illegal aliens. This means that a majority on the current board instituted a welcome to illegal aliens policy.

But PW, the county to our immediate south, continued with tougher policies and this resulted in across the board crime reductions well out of proportion to Loudoun and the surrounding counties of Northern Virginia.

Prince William County, Virginia saw a decline of 2,000 to 6,000 illegal aliens between 2006 and 2008. The UVA study shows that the "Rule of Law" resolution is working. Below are the links to the report and the power point presentation that was given to the Board.
The report shows that overcrowding in houses has declined. That the number of ESOL students declined (millions of local tax dollars and other state and federal taxes saved) and violent crimes decreased.

PDF Report Showing How Prince William County "Rule of Law" Policies Saved Millions of Dollars

Loudoun Commonwealth Attorney Jim Plowman Puts Child Molesters In Jail

I know it takes a team effort but CA Jim Plowman and his team represents all of us when they do their part.

I have posted 3 recent reports about 3 lowlife persons Roberto Anthony Calderon, Carlos Mauricio Ruano and
Alcides De Jesus Guerra were tried and convicted of attacks on children and then sentenced from 20 years to 35 years in prison.

In one case the legal status of citizenship is unclear but in the other 2 cases they are illegal aliens who will be turned over to deportation proceedings after they serve their time.

For more details on this service by our Commonwealth attorney Plowman click on this link

Gang Member and Repeat Felon Sentenced to Twenty Years

for Sexual Attack on Family Member

Roberto Anthony Calderon, 25, of Sterling was sentenced Monday, August 9, 2010 for the Rape of a juvenile family member in August 2009. Calderon appeared before the Hon. Herman A. Whisenant in Loudoun County Circuit Court who sentenced Calderon to serve forty years in the Virginia Department of Corrections with twenty years suspended.

Calderon's prior history includes a 2002 conviction in Fairfax County for Malicious Wounding by Mob. This conviction stemmed from a gang related attack at the Reston Town Center in December 2001 where the victim was struck with a tire iron and beer bottles. Calderon served four years in prison for his role in the attack. He and his associates were known members of the MS-13 Criminal Street Gang. Fairfax officials are currently reviewing whether his five year suspended sentence there can be revoked by the courts. Calderon was also convicted in Fairfax County Circuit Court in 1999 for Arson on School Property when he was just 14 years of age.

"It's always rewarding when you can remove a dangerous person such as this from the community," said Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. "Unfortunately, when it comes at the expense of a victim, the victory is a hollow one."

Upon his release, Calderon will be placed on supervised probation and ordered to undergo sex offender and substance abuse treatment. His legal status in the United States is unclear and is currently being reviewed by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Judge Sentences Child Molester to 35 Years in Prison

August 27, 2010. Carlos Mauricio Ruano, 23, an El Salvadoran national who was residing in Leesburg, was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison for the rape of a 4 year old relative. The Hon. Burke F. McCahill in Loudoun County Circuit Court expressed outrage in announcing his sentence upon Ruano. "It is incomprehensible how horrible this crime was," stated Judge McCahill during the sentencing proceeding. "This child suffered incalculable damage; no child should ever be subjected to such an offense," he continued.

Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman agreed. "These cases are among the most grievous imaginable, they call for strong punishment," he added. The non-binding, Virginia Sentencing Guidelines called for a punishment range of 8 years, 2 months to 17 years, 7 months. "Most criminal matters cannot be dealt with by applying statistical averages, which only serve to remove the unique human element that is always present in each case," stated Plowman.

Leesburg Man to Serve 20 Years for Child Sexual Abuse

September 27, 2010. Alcides De Jesus Guerra, 41, of Guatemala, appeared in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing stemming from the rape of an 11 year old family member.
The four year old crime came to light in 2009 as Loudoun County Child Protective Services was investigating the runaway of a young girl and her claims of physical and sexual abuse. The runaway's older sister, now 15 and fearing for the safety of her younger sister, advised that she had been raped on at least six occasions back in 2005 by the defendant.

When confronted by Loudoun County Sheriff's Investigators as to the allegations, Guerra acknowledged the rapes had in fact occurred. Throughout the course of the investigation, it was also revealed that the victim's mother, Octavila Garcia de Garcia, became aware of the sexual contact years before, but took no action to ensure the safety of her daughter or to prevent future abuse. Garcia was also prosecuted and convicted of Felony Child Abuse in July 2010.

"Sadly, there appeared to have been several children within this family that were the subject of some form of abuse," said Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. "Hopefully this can be the first of many steps toward a better childhood for all of them."

The Hon. James H. Chamblin, citing aggravating factors with this case, deviated from Virginia's Sentencing Guidelines which recommended a punishment range from 4 to 12 years. Chamblin sentenced Guerra to serve 20 years in the Virginia Department of Corrections. A Federal Immigration Detainer was placed on the defendant by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and will trigger his deportation upon completion of his prison term. Guerra has been in the country illegally for 15 years.

Prince William: Update on Convicted Predator, Alledged Serial Predator, Kevin Ricks, former Teacher

Ricks was accused of molesting many young children. Last week he was sentenced to serve one year and the judge suspend four additional years of the sentence.

Kevin Ricks, the former Osbourn High School teacher who admitted sexually molesting a 16-year-old boy, was sentenced Thursday to one year in the Prince William County jail.

Prince William County Circuit Court Judge WIlliam D. Hamblen suspended four years of a five-year sentence

Ricks faces federal child pornography charges in Virginia as well as a local sex abuse charge in North Carolina.

FBI agents and local police have linked Ricks, 50, to a series of sex abuses that goes back more than 30 years, with alleged encounters with boys in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, several western states and Japan. Federal and state prosecutors are lining up to file charges against Ricks, and law enforcement officials said they hope to put together prosecutions that would net decades of jail time.

Photo of former Teacher and alledged serial predator Kevin Ricks

WP Video: Mother Warned Principal About Homosexual Predator

Elena Kaiser, Joel's mother, caught her son moments before his first scheduled meeting with Ricks, and then warned the principal of Osbourn High School.

WP Editorial CONDEMNS Education Establishment "Not blowing the whistle" on 30 Years of Child Molesting

Washington Post yes the Washington Post condemns the public and private school system for not protecting young students from the predator who used the public school system for THIRTY YEARS to abuse young boys.

A FORMER Manassas schoolteacher suspected of decades of sexual abuse of boys and young men is finally being held to account...... T

The WP editorial says "A disturbing aspect about this case is how Mr. Ricks was able to move from one teaching job to the next with no one raising a red flag. Apparently he was able to game the system by moving between states and switching between private and public schools. Still, as The Post's investigation revealed, there were cases in which school officials or foreign-exchange companies knew of or suspected he was not behaving appropriately. Their response, though, was simply to let his contract lapse without revealing to his next employer what they suspected."

ADAMS - Muslim Community Condemns the attempted plot to attack a Portland, Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony

For the statement please click on this link

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) and the entire Muslim Community Condemn the attempted plot to attack a Portland, Oregon Christmas tree lighting ceremony. ADAMS and all its members vehemently denounce Terrorism and Extremism in all forms. We commend and congratulate the FBI for arresting the alleged perpetrator and for preventing the plot to attack the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. We call for a swift investigation, trial, and maximum prosecution of this or any other individuals if they are found guilty and convicted of such heinous crimes.

We are especially saddened that anyone would be so misguided as to choose to attack a symbol of a holiday whose message of Peace and Goodwill to All Men is universally shared not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but by Muslims, Jews and all other members of the Interfaith Community across the United States. This incident will remind us all of the commonality between men and women of faith everywhere. We thank God that no one was injured in this attempted outrage, and we pray that no one will ever believe that such odious actions against innocent persons can ever be justified.

Should Sterling District Be Dismembered or Kept Together?

This is a very hot, brief summary ofthe current challenges to Preserve Sterling

click on this link for more details.

Having opinions during redistricting can take wild turns. Stevens Miller claims he would like to run against me while making dozens of statements about how he represents Dulles District with 60,000 people.

Imagine the gerrymandering necessary to accomplish his public goal of opposing me for re-election to the board of supervisors. Of course all he has to do is move a third time into whatever Sterling district there is.

To accomplish this feat he would have to "surrender" at a minimum 70 per cent of his current district so that one town house in a small precinct be added to Sterling.

On the face of it Stevens Miller would cut out and not want most of his own district. Quite an opinion-- you think?

What about me? I will fight to keep as much as Sterling as possible and to add to the district to create equity and not political assault. Mr. Miller usually does not allow his dislike of my conservative politics to interfere with his public support of fairness.

(Although I am worried he enlists twitter friends to assist him in "fighting" me)

Nevertheless, he is suggesting dividing up Sterling and is "merely" advocating that publicly to "oppose me".

Perish the thought of diminishing Sterling.

Every ten years under the census there must be a redistricting or redrawing of the lines of Supervisor districts. This will happen to Congressional, Delegate, and State Senate lines also.

In the year 2000, Sterling District was changed by adding 2 more precincts from the Dulles District and a new District Potomac was created to our west. So Mssr. Miller is not so wrong -- by accident.

The current board wrongfully decided to begin this process before the actual census numbers come out. This is not allowed by federal policies

From the federal policies (Voting Rights act of 1965), Section 51.51 "In determining whether a submitted redistricting plan has the prohibited purpose" the federal census policies refer to sections" there are sections (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) and (g) that spell out how any impact on minorities and their representation will be considered unlawful.

I simply stated that the official numbers will tell us where exactly the minorities are. And any use of county estimates would be insufficient as the federal government does not count that. And Sterling has a a great deal of minorities -larger in proportion to other parts of the county.

This is a link to the overall Voting Rights procedures.

Nevertheless, the board voted 8 to 1 to continue with the current process

So please consider how Sterling District goes from the current (county estimate) of 21,000 to 35,000.

The county is stating that there has been no population growth in Sterling since the year 2000.

(note: We have overcrowded schools and 100s of overcrowded houses but no population growth according to the county.)

Does the county board wish to keep communities of interest together?

That would mean uniting Sterling District with similar communities built in the same time frame as the existing community in the same area. This is similar to ten years ago when the two southern precincts were added.

This is a link to the current Sterling District

Does the county board wish to dismember Sterling?

There is a guideline discussion that would seem to favor the preservation of Sterling District and merely adding to it from surrounding districts. But it is possible that liberal Loudoun interests could control the process -- as indicated above -- and dismember Sterling by dividing it so it would become a minority population in several larger districts.

Loudoun County Schedules Redistricting Informational Meetings

Eastern Loudoun Meeting

Wednesday December 8 7 PM

Cascades Library

The process of redistricting - drawing new county election district lines based on the 2010 Census - has begun and the Loudoun County government has scheduled two community education meetings in December on the topic. The goal of the meetings is to explain the process of redistricting and to give citizens an opportunity to ask questions.

The meetings will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, and on Wednesday, December 8, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling.

On September 8, 2010, the Board re-affirmed that the county would maintain eight election districts and the Board also approved a set of guidelines to be used in drawing the new district lines. Initial redistricting scenarios will be based on county staff population estimates. Once the U.S. Census Bureau releases the official 2010 figures in February 2011, the plans/scenarios will be adjusted accordingly.

For additional information about redistricting, visit

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