Distracting the Police from Crime

Our good friends at Help Save Maryland From People Who Look Different are at it again. Now they are seeking to implement racial profiling on a grand scale. They seek to divert police resources from rapes, murders, burglaries, and other actual crimes, to profile Hispanics as possible immigrants (gasp!). This is particularly idiotic at a time when violent crime in the county is on an uptick.

This isn’t the time to assuage the ravings of a few foaming xenophobes. Keep police resources focused on crime. The Prince George’s County Council passed a resolution in 2005, precluding the police from enforcing federal detainers for immigration warrants. MoCo should adopt that policy, too.

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3 Comments on “Distracting the Police from Crime”

  1. Ron Says:

    Don’t you WANT local, State, and Federal law enforcement to coordinate with each other? Why is illegal immigration different from any other Federal crime? One can make the argument that it is racial profiling to IGNORE the illegal immigration issue.

  2. Darrin Says:

    that argument is the same that casa uses, get over it, we have to obey laws in this stupid state pertaining on everything these annapolis and montgomery county morons can think of to regulate, why can;t we start to enforce immigration laws?? do we want to end up like california? no matter, many of us productive folks are leaving maryland, tired of all the bull#$&* good luck in paradise

    DB

  3. Zinzindor Says:

    Ron —

    Why is illegal immigration different from any other Federal crime? How is it different from bank robbery, or kidnapping, you mean? That’s a simple question. Crossing an imaginary line from Manitoba to Minnesota doesn’t steal anything from anyone, nor assault anyone. For that reason alone, a reasonable approach to crime demands spending less money hunting down immigrants and more money hunting down criminals.

    And a fortiori (kal v’chomer), it’s even more wasteful to direct limited county resources away from violent crimes.

    Darrin —

    I agree that there are way too many stupid laws and regulations at the county and state level, interfering with peaceful people for no good reason. Chasing after immigrants is just as dumb.

    Let’s minimize state and county action to protecting people from assault, theft, and fraud.


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