Rogelio Gutierrez, Guy Responsible in 2002 Crash That Burned Hero Cop Jason Schecterle is Deported to Mexico

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Image: AZ Department of Corrections
Rogelio Gutierrez

An illegal immigrant with epilepsy who crashed into the squad car of Phoenix police officer Jason Schecterle in 2002, burning the officer severely, has been deported to Mexico.

Rogelio Gutierrez, 45, was marched across the border in Nogales on September 12 after spending the last nine years in an Arizona state prison, the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said today.

"While this man's removal from the United States doesn't change the tragedy that befell Officer Schecterle, we hope it does bring some reassurance that Gutierrez will not be posing such a horrific threat on the streets of our communities again," said Katrina S. Kane, field office director of ICE ERO in Arizona.

Anybody reassured?

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Jason Schecterle

Well, Gutierrez faces up to 20 years in prison if he returns, and he must know any judge would err on the heavy side of his next sentence. Maybe he'll think twice. And if he does return, or even if he stays in Mexico, hopefully he won't ever get behind the wheel again without taking his medicine.

Authorities say he'd had a "history of recklessness" regarding his medical condition. He'd caused four previous crashes due to seizures, yet failed to take his meds or see a doctor regularly. (Federal authorities also failed to deport him after each of those crashes, but that's another story.)

The Mexican national was driving about 90 mph when he hit the back of Schecterle's car, causing it to burst into flames.

The officer was burned on more than 90 percent of his body. But in a triumph of human spirit, he stays in the public eye to inspire the rest of us. Just a few days ago, New Times writer Paul Rubin reported how Schecterle hosted his annual scholarship ball.

At least Gutierrez knows someone he can always look up to.

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car seat

Being an immigrant means nothing to me in this article. That being said, he should have been jailed or punished in some way after the first few times he caused an accident due to neglecting his meds, whether he hit a cop or a regular citizen.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Is this law Racist? Does it specify brown people?Are the people who agree with this law racist?Are those who want this law enforced racist?The law says nothing of little "brown" people but it explains what is illegal entry. It's not very hard to understand. Why is this law "broken"? Why can it be selectively ignored?Illegal alien includes all people who entered illegally, could be Croation, Russian, Chinese, Irish, Canadians and yes even Mexicans. No one single race or people is referenced in the law. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.Gordon could never understand this and has cost Pheonix and surrounding cities hundreds of millions to support the education, health and welfare of these illegal immigrants.

Bnbk
Bnbk

F_ _ K OFF  TROLL

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tablet computer

Human who has epilepsy(un-medicated) crashes into another car.... Happens all the time. Why is this news? Oh right. Illegals are the only ones who have epilepsy, huh...

Hey Jan.... I had some heads in a bag, that I dumped in your desert State. They were fish heads, but you can just call them 'severed heads' to get people riled up against Mexicans.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Bullet in head just after he gets on Mexican soil, let them have the cost of bury him..

Jason
Jason

While it's nice to see that Mr. Schecterle is FINALLY getting justice, it's just too bad that the guy who did it, a criminal illegal no less, can't get the same type of injuries.  

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Finally getting justice? Reading comprehension is obviously not your strong suit. This guy, like thousands of others deported every month, will simply take on a new name and ssn, and walk right on through that imaginary line drawn in the sand. Jason S. is obviously one who has moved forward; ignoring the perceived need for "justice" and has done more good after the accident than he ever could have prior to it. He is a beautiful person who has flourished in the face of adversity.

Bobby
Bobby

Yes he will. The left is entirelly responsbile for the suffering and even death,American citizens must endure because of their criminal support for open borders.

Soul Alibi
Soul Alibi

The previous atrocious administration (warmonger Bush) is to blame for that illegal POS failed return back to Mexico. During the entire Bush era, illegal immigration into this country was at its peak, and the Border Patrol understaffed and ineffective. Not to mentioned, Bush putting an end to the unit of an elite group--otherwise once known as "Shadow Wolves", which were responsible for some of the biggest busts on the border in recent times.

Bobby
Bobby

I agree with you, of course idiots (liberals and progressives, same shit) will say your'e a "hater".

MulletMarty
MulletMarty

Your hatred is disturbing. You remind me of another liberal that was filled with hatred: Jared Loughner. You should see a physician or take your meds before you hurt someone.

Bobby
Bobby

Cut your mullet off, it's affecting your brain. Take another look at the victim of this scum in the above picture and try to imagine it's you before shooting off your pie hole about hatred.

Mavent
Mavent

As MulletMarty proves, Republicans don't even know the DIFFERENCE between truth and lies these days.  Loughner was "a liberal"?  Yeah, despite dozens of YouTube videos and Facebook posts showing otherwise, not to mention the fact that he shot a Democrat.  But I guess lies are all Republicans have left these days.

Soul Alibi
Soul Alibi

You'd be the first and only one I cap a lead in your thick illegal numbskull. The "hatred" I have is only directed at such low life law breakers like youself. You should pack up and relegate your filthy ass to Mexico. Take your familia with you and don't look back. You just might feel better down there.

Bobby
Bobby

Your insane. I suggest you take another look at the victim of this clown above.

Jesse Scarcege
Jesse Scarcege

One more time "You should see a physician or take your meds before you hurt someone"

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