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Lindenwold cops: Report crime, forget immigration status
Philly ^ | January 13, 2014 | Michael Vitez,

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; philly
The history of millions of stories of how key to safer communities was persuading undocumented immigrants to share information with police...Only when illegal aliens committed crimes - family members,friends, boyfriends,girlfriends, the last thing they will do is speak with police.However they will help family members or friends evade arrest.Times are really bad when police must beg law breakers to turn in other law breakers.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:11 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Lindenwold cops: Ignore some crimes, report others.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 8:01:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Just ignoring laws other police agencies also ignore...


3 posted on 01/13/2014 8:21:37 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: cripplecreek
Colonists may be members of the Lindenwold “community”, if any such entity actually exists; but the “community” of Lindenwold does not have the right to decide who lives within its borders.
4 posted on 01/13/2014 8:55:58 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: moonshinner_09

Appalling. Nice to know so-called “cops” don’t understand the definition of illegal.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 2:46:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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