Five months after an illegal immigrant gangbanger was arrested for the senseless murder of Jamiel Shaw Jr., Councilman Jack Weiss agreed Wednesday to hold hearings on a measure that would order police to investigate the immigration status of suspects at the time of arrest.
Weiss backed down in the face of a planned protest Thursday at his Westside office (see story below) organized by KABC talk show host Doug McIntyre who arranged to bring Shaw’s family and the family of Anthony Bologna who was murdered along with his two sons in San Francisco in a road rage incident pinned on an illegal immigrant gang member.
The councilman — who has positioned himself as the front-runner for City Attorney by a close alliance with the mayor — said he conferred with Chief Bill Bratton before deciding to hold a Public Safety Committee hearing on Jamiel’s Law. That appears to be why the hearing will not be held for two months to give Bratton time to come up with a strategy to defuse the raging controversy.
I have reviewed this issue closely and have
worked with Chief Bratton, and as a result I am today announcing that we will be holding a public hearing in October to address issues related to Special Order 40,” Weiss said.
Join McIntyre and the Bologna and Shaw families at the protest at Weiss’ Westside office from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 at 822 S. Robertson Boulevard, Suite 102,