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Obama’s Uncle In Criminal Court Thursday; Faces Deportation – OpEd


President Barack Obama’s uncle was in court on Thursday declaring that he will challenge the legality of the police traffic stop that resulted in his arrest for drunken driving last August.

Attorney Scott Bratton, Onyango Obama’s legal counsel, said that he would file a motion alleging that the police officers had no reason to stop him. A hearing on the motion to suppress was scheduled for January 12, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts, District Court.

Onyango Obama a/k/a Uncle Omar, a half-brother of the president’s father, appeared calm according to the few reporters who bothered to cover the news story. Most of the coverage is coming from Internet journalists and a few small town newspapers.

As reported in September by the Law Enforcement Examiner, Barack Obama’s “Uncle Omar” was arrested and charged with drunk-driving in Massachusetts. Upon his arrest, police discovered he was also an illegal alien evading deportation, a source told the Law Enforcement Examiner.

Official reports state that a man named Onyango Obama was detained by police in Framingham, Massachusetts on August 24 when he allegedly “almost struck a police cruiser with the Mitsubishi SUV he was driving,”

According to a police source, Police Officer Val Krishtal and a civilian driver in another vehicle were forced to stop suddenly in order to avoid impact by the allegedly intoxicated Obama who was behind the wheel of an SUV. He allegedly drove through a stop sign and made an erratic left hand turn.

A report filed by the arresting officers with the Framingham Police Department claims that “Uncle Omar” Obama’s breathalyser test at the police station registered his blood alcohol at 0.14mg/100ml of blood, above the state limit of 0.08mg, which almost twice the legal blood alcohol level.

It was also the third time that President Obama’s uncle had been interdicted with regard to being an illegal immigrant. He’s twice before been adjudicated for deportation, this time Immigrations and Customs Enforcement just released him, after they had him in custody, as if he’s not going to be a danger to our society, noted a source.

According to the Law Enforcement Examiner source, federal immigration officials are only willing to confirm that Obama is “not in custody”, and they will not reveal whether he was released on bond, whether they are aware of his whereabouts, or whether they are still seeking his deportation.

The rules currently being followed by the Homeland Security Department dictate that only convicted felons will be deported back to their home countries. Therefore, Obama’s Uncle Omar may remain in the U.S. even if convicted of the DUI charge.

In 2010, the Law Enforcement Examiner reported that the President’s half-brother, Samson Obama, was arrested by British police for allegedly molesting a 13-year old girl. He was released but listed persona non grata by the British Home Office.

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Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for, and he's a columnist for In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB ( Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

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