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City Police No Longer Enforcing Immigration Laws
KDKA ^ | Aug 11, 2010 | Andy Sheehan

Posted on 08/12/2010 10:59:38 AM PDT by Eagles6

Harper recently issued new guidelines to his officers to no longer check the immigration status of a person and to leave enforcement of immigration laws to federal officers. Harper says police need good relations with the immigrant community and should not be feared.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; noenforcement; sanctuarycity
Pittsburgh City police are no longer allowed to question the immigration status of people.

The affirmative action hire chief of police doesn't want to "racially profile".

1 posted on 08/12/2010 10:59:39 AM PDT by Eagles6
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2 posted on 08/12/2010 11:00:34 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: Eagles6

The Chief of Police should be fired and then arrested.

He sure as hell is no Joe Arpaio.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 11:03:06 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: Eagles6

Nothing really new. Pittsburgh is an ultra-liberal, union town.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 11:03:06 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

The one guy they got on the news to denounce this was a union spokesman. The unions don’t want cheap illegals taking their jobs.


5 posted on 08/12/2010 11:05:57 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Eagles6; All
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6 posted on 08/12/2010 11:06:36 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

maybe they need to talk to Phx cops—

“Phoenix police to Houston officers: Immigration law has reduced crime”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2568224/posts


7 posted on 08/12/2010 11:12:22 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: fatnotlazy
Nothing really new. Pittsburgh is an ultra-liberal, union town.

With a twenty-something Dummycrat Mayor who has the approximate IQ of a turnip. Wait till we have a serial killer on the loose who turns out to be an illegal and to have been in four or five traffic stops. About the only upside here is that we have a very small immigrant community, thanks to the perennially lousy economy.

8 posted on 08/12/2010 11:14:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

He sure as hell is no Joe Arpaio.

Picture Danny Glover after an evening of heavy drinking.
That would be more like it.


9 posted on 08/12/2010 11:16:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eagles6

What a great idea! Police see heavily-bearded males strapped with explosives & screaming “Allah Akbar!”, but don’t do anything because they need to have “good relations” with the Muslim Community.</sarc>


10 posted on 08/12/2010 11:16:52 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Eagles6

I am so glad my law enforcement career is over. Retirement is good. My Sweeetie is better. Beer is the best. I feel for my comrades still carrying the badge.


11 posted on 08/12/2010 11:38:43 AM PDT by animal172 (Where are you America?)
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To: Eagles6
Fire the Chief, today. Illegal immigrants are, by definition, breaking the law. Police officers are sworn to uphold the laws of the land. If they cannot or will not, they cannot perform their duties. He should resign or be fired just as quickly as the paperwork can be submitted to HR.
12 posted on 08/12/2010 11:48:50 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The immigrant community is growing. When I’m out and about, I notice a larger number of Spanish speaking people and Muslims. My guess is that more and more will move into Pittsburgh as other cities and states toss ‘em out.

I came from an immigrant mother so I have no problem with immigration. I do have a problem with those who come in here illegally and who may be potential criminals or terrorists.


13 posted on 08/12/2010 11:58:04 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SoothingDave

But if our beloved president grants amnesty, these immigrants will be ripe for recruitment into unions. Notice that no one it seems has the balls to enforce the laws. They see some advantage in having the illegals here.


14 posted on 08/12/2010 12:01:01 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

I do know a number of immigrants in Pittsburgh, but they are all people who came legally and went through bureaucrat hell to get their green cards. Most of them are from China or India and have better than average jobs. We have never had a large Hispanic influx because we just did not have a lot of the manual labor jobs that they found appealing. (and for those we did have you had long lines of displaced local steelworkers lining up for them)

Plus a Mexican roofer once told my buddy he prefers living in Ohio because you can’t buy beer in the 7-elevens here.


15 posted on 08/12/2010 12:14:18 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eagles6

Sanctuary city - light.


16 posted on 08/12/2010 12:19:26 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

When I was a Deputy in Southern California, we routinely enforced immigration law. It was a well known fact. It did NOT deter anyone from ever calling and reporting a crime.


17 posted on 08/12/2010 12:20:43 PM PDT by Glennb51
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To: All

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Help Texas watch her borders.
Watch live on 14 cameras and report illegal alien invaders.
Night cams in operation

http://www.blueservo.net/index.php?error=nlg

Does it work? Yes.
Best time to catch them is at night.
Recently caught on cam and reported:
String of illegals running through brush with backpacks
Numerous sightings of boats crossing the river
Numerous vehicles late at night in isolated areas
IMMENSELY satisfying

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18 posted on 08/12/2010 12:46:50 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I regularly eat at a local Mexican restaurant chain called Rey Azteca. The employees barely speak English but are all legal and the hardest working people you’ll ever meet. The legal hoops they have to go through to keep their legal status is amazing, but the owner, who emmigrated over 20 years ago and is now a citizen, won’t tolerate any employee breaking any law.


19 posted on 08/12/2010 12:53:25 PM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: cjshapi
I drive past Rey Azteca every day going to and from work. How's the food?
20 posted on 08/12/2010 1:25:56 PM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Plus a Mexican roofer once told my buddy he prefers living in Ohio because you can’t buy beer in the 7-elevens here.”

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(L) There is a move on to sell booze in certain Giant Eagle locations. I believe there are a couple that already have it. But it’s a slow process. We’ve had state stores forever and those employees don’t want to give up their jobs. And I suppose if we did have liquor sold in ordinary stores, beer distributors will eventually go under too.

It would be nice if we could sell beer, wine and liquor in supermarkets, drugstores and so on. I’ve been to cities and states where it’s done. Really good selections and the prices are consistently lower than here in PA. The claim is that by having the state control the booze, we would have fewer drunk driving and other crimes committed under the influence. I don’t think that’s happened here in PA.


21 posted on 08/12/2010 1:27:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

A Giant Eagle near me sells beer now. In the legal fiction of a separate restaurant that just happens to be in the middle of the supermarket.

That I can handle.

I oppose selling the state stores cause our politicians in Harrisburg would just use the big pile of cash to enrich themselves and their cronies, buy votes, and convert a yearly revenue into debt through a bond issue of some sort.

Does anyone doubt that?


22 posted on 08/12/2010 1:31:15 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

You may be right, but the state store system is archaic and just not practical. It’s one more example of government trying to run a business and failing miserably at it.


23 posted on 08/12/2010 1:49:21 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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24 posted on 08/12/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: fatnotlazy

They sell booze. They submit money to the treasury. Some stores are even open on Sunday now.

That’s pretty practical to me.


25 posted on 08/12/2010 2:25:52 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: RayBob

Usually excellent. Authentic food, good service and very reasonable prices. I have a friend who eats at the Butler location every day. I only get there once a week myself.


26 posted on 08/13/2010 4:16:34 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: fatnotlazy
About 3 years ago, the apartment complex I lived in up in North Hills had the exterior trim on the apartments painted. I don't know what company was hired, but every painter was obviously Hispanic and spoke to each other in espanol - not a word of English.

I don't know how one goes about letting certain authorities know there is a possibility of illegals doing work but I was tempted. And yet, I hesitated - I lived alone and was concerned if there would be some retaliation from the landlords, or the painting company, or the workers.

27 posted on 08/13/2010 11:07:30 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: 3catsanadog

Given that our INS/ICE is not exactly diligent about investigating such claims, you were probably better off not reporting.


28 posted on 08/13/2010 12:38:49 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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