Monday, May 04, 2009

William Bratton may have been a fine cop once,

but it seems he's been corrupted by all that time around politicians.
In the wake of all this, some LAPD officers are asking their superiors for clarified guidelines on when illegal-alien arrestees should be reported to ICE. Clearly, Mayor Villaraigosa and his sycophants in the LAPD want to restrict such notifications to only the most serious of offenders. In fact, in an e-mail sent out to some officers in the LAPD’s South Bureau last week, Commander Andrew Smith, the assistant commanding officer for the bureau, said the subject of ICE notification had come up in a recent senior staff meeting. “The direction given by [Chief William Bratton],” wrote Smith, “is that we call ICE only on the following cases: 1) Violent felony arrestees, and 2) Gang members arrested for felony charges.”

So if Bratton were to have his way, burglars, car thieves, drug dealers, forgers, drunk drivers, and all manner of other miscreant illegal aliens would go unreported to ICE unless they belonged to a gang. And an illegal-alien gang member, presumably even one with a felony record, would go unreported when arrested for a misdemeanor. I have yet to see any formal order codifying the guidelines set forth in the e-mail, and I’m at a loss to figure out how Bratton might issue such an order without running afoul of state and federal law
Well, considering all the time that illegal-loving mayor & co. spend saying they're going to ignore the law, what makes you think they care? is the question.

1 comment:

the pistolero said...

I seem to recall Mr. Bratton being a longtime supporter of the AWB as well.