Shining the light on L.A.’s blind spot on illegal immigrant gangsters, talk show host Doug McIntyre is bringing together the Bologna family from San Francisco and the Shaw family from L.A. on Thursday — families that lost loved ones to senseless murders by illegal immigrant gangsters.
Their grief over the loss of Anthony Bologna and his two sons and Jamiel Shaw Jr. has prompted them to lead in the fight to end “sanctuary city” policies that they — and many others — believe have allowed criminals who should have been deported long ago to terrorize San Francisco and L.A.
After talking to the families on his KABC 790AM morning show, McIntyre is going with them to the office of Councilman Jack Weiss — the wannabe City Attorney who has pigeon-holed Jamiel’s Law in committee and refused to allow a public discussion of efforts to get tough on illegal immigrant gangsters — some 25 percent or so of the total gang population in LA The protest is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 at 822 S. Robertson Boulevard, Suite 102,
Imagine if we got rid of those gangsters and started dealing with the rest with intervention programs that sorted out those who need education, training or jobs — and those who belonged in prison.
We might have a chance to do something about the gang problem that has ruined so much of the city and its reputation for decades.
A gang tax won’t fix the city’s lack of will to enforce the law or even to follow Special Order 40 which was adopted 29 years ago as a middle ground that recognized there were a lot of illegal immigrants who worked hard and lived in fear of reporting crimes against them or testifying against others who committed crimes.
Hard-nosed Chief Daryl Gates issued Special Order 40 and for a time the LAPD enforced it as it was intended which was to bar cops from initiating investigations solely to find out someone’s immigration status.
It wasn’t soft on illegal immigrant criminals; stating clearly that anyone arrested for
“multiple misdemeanors, a high-grade misdemeanor or felony
or has been previously arrested” for those crimes should have their files marked “undocumented alien” and immigration authorities should be notified.
But over time, the widespread practice by LAPD officers became to totally ignore immigration status and officers who obeyed the actual policy often found themselves getting heat from their superiors.
As the Rampart Independent Review Panel reported
in 2000 immigration authorities are no longer routiniely notified by
LAPD notify of arrests of illegal immigrants and there are “no
proedures in police manual to guide officers” in this regard.
It’s simply left to the haphazard procedures of the Sheriff’s Department jailers whether to notify immigration authorities.
No one is protecting the public, particularly the people most victimized by gangs.
where McIntyre and mayoral candidate Walter Moore come in. They and
others have championed Jamiel’s Law to require the LAPD to crack down
on criminals who are in the country illegally.
The goal at this point is simply to get Weiss to hold public hearings and send the measure to the full council.
course, that’s a trap. Do the mayor and council really want to go on
the record as saying they care more about illegal immigrant gangsters
and criminals than the law-abiding and taxpayng citizens?
gutlessly squelch the public discussion just as they do about every
other issue and then raise millions of dollars from special interests
to sell voters on new taxes that will be squandered just as the old