Is Washington DC not a dangerous enough city crime-wise? The current mayor, Vincent Gray, must not think so, since he has signed an executive order making illegal aliens safe from police inquiries about their immigration status. So lawbreakers get a pass, making public safety less a priority of the police.
Washington has had its share of preventable crime. When I think of Washington DC illegal alien violence, Chandra Levy comes to mind. She was murdered by a previously arrested illegal alien who was not deported, one Ingmar Guandique, a nasty piece of work. The case got loads of tabloidesque media coverage because Chandra was having an affair with despicable Congressman Gary Condit who acted guilty as hell. But the truth was found to be far less appealing by the press which paid little attention to Guandique’s murder trial, guilty verdict and sentencing to sixty years in prison.
One of the mayor’s mouthpieces said something unintelligible about Secure Communities, that the city really wasn’t opting out, although non-cooperation is what’s happening. The gibberish is another case of blatant lying that passes for political discourse these days.
Illegal aliens don’t like Secure Communities because it is effective, so they promote silly lies like the idea that enforcing immigration laws worsens communication between “immigrants” and police.
My idea of good communication between cops and lawbreakers is the former saying to the latter, “You’re under arrest.”
D.C. Mayor Orders Police Not to Check Immigration Statuses, Even in Arrests, Fox News, October 19, 2011
The nation’s capital has officially become the latest safe haven for illegal immigrants.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray on Wednesday signed an executive order instructing police officers not to question people about their immigration status — even people who are arrested on other matters — unless immigration status is directly related to a criminal investigation.
“This executive order ensures public safety by ensuring that our police resources are deployed wisely and our immigrant communities feel safe cooperating with those who are sworn to protect them,” Gray said in a statement.
“The district is home to thousands of immigrants,” he added. “If they are afraid to cooperate with authorities on criminal investigations because they fear it might endanger their presence in the United States or the presence of a loved one, then it endangers their public safety and that of our entire city.”
Although district officials say the order only confirms a longstanding policy, critics still blasted the move.
“This is an abomination,” said Corey Stewart, the Republican chairman-at-large of Prince William County of Virginia, which is about 25 miles south of D.C. Stewart’s county has sued the Department of Homeland Security twice, seeking information on 4,000 illegal immigrants that the county has arrested and turned over to Homeland Security for deportation.
“This is the capital of the United States,” Stewart told FoxNews.com, “and to have the nation’s capital as a sanctuary city where essentially federal law is not going to be enforced sends all the wrong messages — not just in the United States but around the world.”
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