Beck portrayed the move as necessary to counter federal laws that require local police to share information with federal immigration officials about arrests. (Emphasis added)Consider: the chief of police in America’s second-largest city has come to the opinion that certain federal laws are inconvenient for a large number of people living illegally in his city, and that therefore his department must enact policies that “counter federal laws.”
Back over on the east coast, you have Democrat politicians joking about how they'll cheat in the election.
And an opinion on what to say/how much to say to the cops if you have to use a weapon in self-defense.
Update: had a comment about the CoP in LA's actions. My response:
Big part of the problem is the people claiming "I can't get Americans to do the job" often mean "I can't get Americans to do the job for what I can pay illegal aliens to do it. Which has distorted things enormously. If the .gov- often at the urging of corrupt business people, desires of socialist politicians, other times out of PC bullcrap- had not allowed so many illegals to come, and stay, etc., we wouldn't have that distortion.
And that doesn't count all the costs of the illegals: how many hospitals have closed because of the costs of being required to treat them? Welfare and so on? This isn't simply a few minor offenses, this is the big one of coming here illegally to start with, and all the crap that's followed.
For instance: used to know a guy on the local PD who said flatly that if it weren't for the illegal alien gangs, there'd be 2/3 fewer(maybe more) gang problems in the area; that crap puts an enormous cost on the area: LE, medical, theft, robberies and so forth.
This chief isn't saying 'ignore this law' because he's being caring and sensitive: I think he's doing it because the illegal alien lobby is so big in the region that it's popular, and makes the politicians who suck up to it happy. Which helps the Chief keep his job, and screw the people actually paying for it.
And, very often now, leaving the state because of it.