While Osama bin Laden remains at large, the Administration was able recently to catch infamous international criminal suspect Domenico Salerno. Salerno, an Italian lawyer, thought that he could confuse our security by trying to visit his Virginia fiance and having no record or known criminal connections. He even thought that having the correct travel documents would help him. Fortunately, Customs has seen all of the tricks. They refused to let him into the country, and held him for 10 days without charges or counsel.
Caitlin Cooper was hoping to introduce Salerno to her parents and the United States when he arrived at Dulles International Airport on April 29th. She first had to get him out of jail. Of course, he did receive an insight into the New Post-911 America. No charge for the penal touristic opportunity, of course.
His case is not unique as this excellent article below indicates.
For the full story, click here
8 thoughts on “Buona Giornata: United States Jails a Man Without a Record or a Crime Who Merely Sought to Visit his Future Wife and In-Laws in Virginia”
How are you. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Help me! I can not find sites on the: Consumer reports ameriprise financial advisors. I found only this – visa sponsership programs usa. Financial finance find great business financial finance articles in this online directory. When you open a home equity account, you have three days to cancel the see mortgage calculator web site on should I consolidate debt into a home equity loan. Waiting for a reply ;-), Keahi from Cape.
Just for the record I wanted to make some minor corrections to your entry about Domenico Salerno. Domenico has visited a number of times before and so Caitlin was not introducing him to us. We actually first met him while we were on vacation in Rome in the summer of 2006. He was also quite well known to many of our neighbors from these earlier visits. Also, while he and Caitlin are boyfriend/girlfriend, the’ve not made any statements about marriage so “future wife” is a bit presumptious at this point.
Jim Cooper – Caitlin’s Dad
You must have forgotten that we were attacked on 9/11 while George W. Bush was on the job or should I say “on vacation”. And you made no comment and provided zero evidence of how a Legal visitor should be jailed for 10 days without the opportunity of having counsel. The gentleman who was arrested was a legal visitor from an allied country and this is a security issue? What are you smoking?
“I just must poin out that complainers about increased security nowadays were the same complainers that Government “never connected the dots” that would have prevented 9/11.”
Do you color by numbers as well?
Trading FREEDOM for the false flag promise of security is just plain_______! STUPID!
Please spare me those nightmares of Islamo Fascists leading a donkey cart down your street to attack you with _______. DATES!
T Boone Pickins just dolled out several BILLION dollars to build wind farms in Texas. Can’t wait till the NeoCons discover THE SUN!
No place on earth will be safe from US invasion.
I just must poin out that complainers about increased security nowadays were the same complainers that Government “never connected the dots” that would have prevented 9/11.
Amazing how so many adults today never had parents smart enough to tell them they cannot have it both ways.
I agree completely. Did you read Dana Priest’s expose of detention under ICE? in the washinton post? This country is engaging in terrible acts. Many of the ICE people felt very badly about what they were doing, so much so that they quit their job. We need a working congress and judicial system to stop all this illegality.
Mr. Salerno’s case is just another example of the excesses that have been standard operating procedure in this country since the regime of George W. Bush was forced upon us by the Supreme Court. This is not the country that I knew growing up. This is not the country that my parents knew growing up. What will it take for people lto realize that if it can happen to a totally innocent man from our ally Italy, it can happen to anyone of us. Will these government agents and/or their supervisors be disciplined for their crime of illegally detaining a legal visitor from a friendly country? Probably not in the world that George W. Bush created.
Comments are closed.