Skip to comments.Lindenwold cops: Report crime, forget immigration status
Posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:11 AM PST by moonshinner_09
Law enforcement went to Lindenwold's Hispanic community Sunday with a message for immigrants in this country illegally:
We don't care. We want to prevent crime, and we need your help.
Speaking after a Spanish-language Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Police Chief Thomas J. Brennan told a full church, "Anyone's status with regard to immigration is not important. Whether you are here legally or illegally, you're a member of this community and therefore deserve a right to be safe."
While investigating the Nov. 30 killing of an undocumented resident - Ever Santos Mancinas, slain during a robbery at his home as he protected a 16-year-old nephew - police began to realize the extent of crimes against Lindenwold's growing undocumented immigrant community, Brennan said.
"We soon realized that the reason they were being victimized quite frequently is they were not reporting these crimes to police for fear of their immigration status," Brennan said. Their primary concern was that contact with police would lead to deportation or other consequences, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
Lindenwold cops: Ignore some crimes, report others.
Just ignoring laws other police agencies also ignore...
Appalling. Nice to know so-called “cops” don’t understand the definition of illegal.