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Arizona immigration law will boost crime in U.S. cities, police chiefs say
WASHINGTON POST ^ | 26 MAY 2010 | WASHINGTON POST

Posted on 05/26/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

Arizona's new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities, not reduce it, by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities, police chiefs from several of the state's and the nation's largest cities said Tuesday.

The new Arizona law will intimidate crime victims and witnesses who are illegal immigrants and divert police from investigating more serious crimes, chiefs from Los Angeles, Houston and Philadelphia said. They will join their counterparts from Montgomery County, Md., and a half-dozen other U.S. cities in meeting Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday morning to discuss the measure.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Maryland; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; az; houston; illegal; losangeles; montgomerycounty; philadelphia
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1 posted on 05/26/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Enforce the GD law.


2 posted on 05/26/2010 5:53:49 AM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It will boost crime by annoying the criminals?


3 posted on 05/26/2010 5:54:43 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The Quisling traitor media is in full panic mode at the thought that 20 million invaders won’t be getting the vote, to vote for life as welfare ‘rats.


4 posted on 05/26/2010 5:54:50 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Arizona immigration law will boost crime in U.S. cities, police chiefs say

You betchya! Enforcing all laws drives a wedge between police and criminals or criminal immigrants! Let's just stop with all the laws already.....

5 posted on 05/26/2010 5:54:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: muddler

It seems to me that at least 3 cities need new police chiefs. What idiots!


6 posted on 05/26/2010 5:55:20 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Arizona's new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities, not reduce it, by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities, police chiefs from several of the state's and the nation's largest cities said Tuesday.

Police chiefs are political appointments, and I'd be willing to bet every one of them was appointed by a Democrat.

7 posted on 05/26/2010 5:58:04 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The comPost speaks.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 5:58:32 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Houston is a sanctuary city, so it doesn’t surprise me that the police chief there takes this stand. That argument sounds like a spin.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 5:59:31 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx (Evil is not the opposite of God; it's the absence of God)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’d recommend these “U.S. cities” pass the same law Arizona has passed. Eventually, the illegal aliens will have no where to go and will just go home.


10 posted on 05/26/2010 6:00:08 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Since these chiefs come from places which already suffer from growing crime rates, who are they to talk?


11 posted on 05/26/2010 6:01:11 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: basil

My thoughts exactly.....


12 posted on 05/26/2010 6:03:26 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The argument made by the chiefs in question assumes there are currently substantial levels of cooperation between the police and various immigrant groups. That may be true in some areas, but I would suspect those are exceptions, rather than the rule.

Just MHO, of course.


13 posted on 05/26/2010 6:07:17 AM PDT by DemforBush (There's another old saying, Senator: Don't p*** down my back and tell me it's raining.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Proof that those who desperately try to avoid the truth, usually trip over it.


14 posted on 05/26/2010 6:08:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Arizona's new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities, not reduce it, by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities,

If that is even true, then make an exception that anyone providing information to the police about a crime, or who might serve as a witness, will not be asked about immigration status at anytime during that process. Not a difficult policy to think of for anyone who actually wants to address the problem rather than use it as an excuse to ignore all immigration laws.

But I bet there are many illegals who will never assist the police simply because the are here illegally, just as many never cooperate with the census.

15 posted on 05/26/2010 6:08:10 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

-—sure it will —they’ll be teaming up with all those “assault weapons” that are “on the streets”, per Pepe’ Caderone, et cetera, ad nauseum-—(sarc)


16 posted on 05/26/2010 6:09:01 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: tacticalogic
Police chiefs are political appointments,

Not where I live, they are elected. Here in Orlando, we elected the city of Orlando police chief and the Orange County sherrif--who just happened to be married to each other. Very unusual. Both are minorities and they seem to both be doing a pretty good job. There are a lot less murders and carjackings than usual.

17 posted on 05/26/2010 6:09:51 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...
RE :”Arizona’s new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities, not reduce it, by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities, police chiefs from several of the state’s and the nation’s largest cities said Tuesday

Police Chiefs are Political appointees by liberal mayors. What they are really scared of is that the illegals will leave AZ and come to THEIR cities. But then they can apply their ‘welcome with open arms’ backseat driver theories.

Yesterday Megan Kelly did a great investigation into a SEIU protest on a bankers personal home property and she got the police chiefs of both DC and Montgomery County Maryland on together and cross examined them together, and they contradicted the police records and phone logs to protect themselves. The issue was they refused to arrest anyone from SEIU for trespassing or disturbing the peace because they claimed they didnt 'witness' it. Of course it's all on camera and she played it for them.

18 posted on 05/26/2010 6:10:45 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
So, enforcing the law will create more crime?

I believe these guys must be union operatives in bed with Obama.

19 posted on 05/26/2010 6:10:48 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The far-left loon politicians ALWAYS put their politically-appointed, anti-freedom, Nazi-like police chief goons (mainly goons from the various demonRAT-run People's Republic Police/Nanny-State inner-city hell-holes) on parade to show their support for their decidedly UN-AMERICAN policies/beliefs.

Meanwhile, the VAST majority of cops/deputies on the street and duly-elected Sheriffs DO THEIR JOB ADMIRABLY AND SUPPORT THE LAWS OF THE LAND.

20 posted on 05/26/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: Travis McGee

” The Quisling traitor media is in full panic mode at the thought that 20 million invaders won’t be getting the vote, to vote for life as welfare ‘rats. “

A handful of police chief political cowards. BF deal ;-)


21 posted on 05/26/2010 6:12:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

True.


22 posted on 05/26/2010 6:13:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

If we remove the invaders it will go a long way toward improving the crime rate you fricken moron.


23 posted on 05/26/2010 6:13:52 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
police chiefs from several of the state's and the nation's largest cities said Tuesday.

Note to the editors of the Compost: The plural of "state" is not "state's," even if there are 57 of them.

24 posted on 05/26/2010 6:14:38 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( The commies won without firing a shot?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

With thinking like this is it any wonder that we are in this mess?


25 posted on 05/26/2010 6:15:06 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: sickoflibs

Kelly is smart as a whip. Wish I had seen it. Dam!


26 posted on 05/26/2010 6:17:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Arizona's new crackdown on illegal immigration will increase crime in U.S. cities."

Yea, right, I guess Phoenix will shoot up to number one in kidnapping in the U.S. now from number one (previous year). Arizonians are caught in a Tsunami of crime RIGHT NOW and something has to be done on the boarder to stop it.

27 posted on 05/26/2010 6:17:58 AM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Hand out pocket Constitutions to everyone you can")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Actually those police chiefs are correct.

Crime will go up in their cities as the Criminal Invaders leave AZ for places where they are welcome to do their crimes.

28 posted on 05/26/2010 6:22:44 AM PDT by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It’s going to boost crime in THEIR cities because all the illegal alien criminals in Arizona will be moving there!


29 posted on 05/26/2010 6:24:17 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I really believe this is our biggest problem right now, by far. I know it’s a tradeoff, but I would send troops to the border tomorrow, tens of thousands of them, and start building walls. For the record, I DO blame GWBush for this, and even Clinton before him. The writing was on the wall then too.

“They’ll take the jobs nobody else wants.” Stupid fool.


30 posted on 05/26/2010 6:26:08 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

WHy would anyone take advice on handling violent crime from anyone in Philadelphia or L.A.?


31 posted on 05/26/2010 6:31:02 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I posted a direct link in comment #1 so you can see the whole interview now!


32 posted on 05/26/2010 6:36:12 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: tacticalogic
Police chiefs are political appointments, and I'd be willing to bet every one of them was appointed by a Democrat.

Good point. Excellent tagline!

33 posted on 05/26/2010 6:37:20 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Just posted the story and her interviews and pinged you,

DC Bank Protest: So, SEIU Now Owns the Cops Too?(Megan Kelly classic)

34 posted on 05/26/2010 6:38:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: txhurl; basil; wolfcreek; lormand; BJClinton; ValerieTexas
I don't know if you heard what the APD chief Art Acevedo said on KLBJ a few days after the AZ bill passed, but he is also against the bill. He is afraid his PD will have to do their job.
35 posted on 05/26/2010 6:38:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: sickoflibs

Megan Kelly does some pretty good work.


36 posted on 05/26/2010 6:40:23 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
by driving a wedge between police and immigrant communities

Cry baby, cry baby. We don't want to DO THE JOB WE WERE HIRED O DO.

Maybe the illegals will take their jobs.

37 posted on 05/26/2010 6:41:58 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Oh...so those "police chiefs" are afraid that they might have to start actually enforcing the Federal immigration laws, say...like Arizona?

This news story is the biggest line of liberal BS I've ever heard in my life.

The other cities are NOT the responsibility or the worry of Arizona...and if they had the immigrants problems that Arizona has, they'd be climbing on the bandwagon too.

Comedian George Carlin once said, "If you ain't on the expressway, you ain't $#!+. These other cities haven't even gotten to the on-ramp yet.
38 posted on 05/26/2010 7:29:34 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future belongs to the tyrants.)
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To: Hardraade

aLook at the cities cited — LA, Philadelphia, Houston. All inner city chief runs by leftists, probably minorities, sympathetic to Obama.

Your average county sheriff would never shirk from doing his duty just because it made the criminals angry or scared.


39 posted on 05/26/2010 7:48:13 AM PDT by tom h
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Isn’t this the same group of gits who declared that Concealed Carry would increase crime?


40 posted on 05/26/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: basil
Police Chiefs are all strictly political animals. Almost 100% of the rank and file officers are behind this law.
41 posted on 05/26/2010 10:13:44 AM PDT by Desron13
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The apostrophe was correct. “State’s” wasn’t meant as the plural of state; the plural in the sentence is chiefs. Police chiefs from several of the state’s (the state being Arizona) and the nation’s largest cities.


42 posted on 05/26/2010 11:09:28 AM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Arrowhead1952

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is dangerously power hungry. He would have been a great SS officer. That media whore would use the US Constitution as toilet paper.


43 posted on 05/26/2010 11:11:38 AM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: ValerieTexas

Thanks. I stand corrected.


44 posted on 05/26/2010 11:24:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ( The commies won without firing a shot?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker
They will join their counterparts from Montgomery County, Md.

Montgomery County is a Rat-infested hell hole.

45 posted on 05/26/2010 11:30:53 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: ValerieTexas

Actually I was hoping he would get the job in Dallas so we wouldn’t have to see him in front of a camera or hear him on a mike every few days.


46 posted on 05/26/2010 11:31:51 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; ...
“Montgomery County is a Rat-infested hell hole.”

This 2007 law seemed to work well just down the road in Virginia. No one pitched a fit about this one, IIRC.

Must have something to do with the current admin.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4211920/immigration-law-success?playlist_id=86912

47 posted on 05/26/2010 12:17:12 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

This is all total bull sheet, of course. IIRC, the amended version of SB 1070 prevents crime witnesses from having their immigration status checked.

And of course, Montgomery County, MD (worst county in the world) has to pile on...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


48 posted on 05/26/2010 12:18:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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Montgomery County is a Rat-infested hell hole.

Montgomery County Maryland is a classic example of socialist/Communistic philosophy ruining everything it comes into contact with. From the go-go 'Great Society' days of the 60's when LBJ was throwing money around like confetti, Montgomery County sought to soak up as many federal dollars as possible for their various boondoggle projects, and there were the 'planned communities' like Montgomery Village (in historic, crime-ridden Gaithersburg), which has turned into just one more third world snake pit 30+ years later.

Montgomery County is rated as the 8th richest county in all of America, and the median household income is over $90,000 a year, but they're all still collectively as dumb as a box o' rocks because they keep right on voting for 'Rats and anyone to the left of the late Abbie Hoffman, and if you want a supreme example of government interfering in the private sector, for more than 30 years, Montgomgery County has enforced what they call the "the Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit" zoning plan, which is a fancy way of dictating to developers that ANY new residential developments MUST include "affordable" housing for those unlucky saps that are making less than the aforementioned 'median' income. According to some liberal bureaucrat, the goal is to create (ready for this?) "socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and schools so the rich and poor are not isolated in separate parts of the county.", in other words: COMMUNISM.

The entire State of Maryland has long been a 'Rat enclave with the exception of rural areas where common sense still generally prevails, the last time Maryland actually demonstrated any clear thinking at all was when the State ended up in the Republican column in the Reagan re-election landslide of 1984, when the 'Fritz Blitz' (HAR HAR) carried exactly one state: Minnesota.

When the Day arrives that Almighty God decides the State of Maryland needs a massive enema, you can bet that Montgomery County will be high on the list of potential nozzle entry points.
49 posted on 05/26/2010 12:35:19 PM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah Palin here, asking you to put aside your common sense and vote for RINOs McCain & Fiorina!)
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To: mkjessup
with the exception of rural areas where common sense still generally prevails

I like the folks out in Boonsboro and Sharpsburg, in Washington County. They seemed more down to earth than the locals in Montgomery.

50 posted on 05/26/2010 12:44:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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