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Friday, April 06, 2007

Welcome To Post-America!

Source: LA Times
Suspected gang members who are in the country illegally and are arrested for even minor crimes could face quicker deportation under new policies unveiled Wednesday by the top two prosecutors in Los Angeles.

City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo and L.A. County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said they are partnering more closely with federal immigration officials and attorneys to identify the gang members for deportation, adding that illegal immigrants appear to make up a significant portion of the gang population.

The partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement marks a departure for local law enforcement, which generally keeps federal immigration officials at arm's length and largely prohibits Los Angeles police officers from asking the immigration status of either crime victims or suspects.
Cue the whiners...
"It erodes the public trust in law enforcement," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles. "The lines are blurring."
But have no fear folks, the LA police chief and mayor are firmly, let me repeat that, firmly on the side of law breakers, most especially if they're delicious, oops! I meant to say Hispanic of course...
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton reiterated Wednesday that he opposes any change in the department's immigration policy, known as Special Order 40, which prohibits officers from asking anyone about their immigration status.

That is also the position of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
We are often told that police officers don't want to enforce immigration law. These quotes seem to suggest otherwise...
But two members of the LAPD command staff, who spoke on the condition that they not be identified, said they would like to be able to run immigration checks on suspected gang criminals once they are arrested.

"We cannot go there because of City Hall," one commander said.
Welcome to Post-America folks! Once you reach a certain saturation of illegal aliens law enforcement is only for citizens, preferably white or black of course! We don't want to anger our new overlords, now do we?

H/T Lonewacko

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