Justice Today for Jamiel?
When Walter Moore first introduced Jamiel's Law, the usual third and fourth floor spin chamber (and their wannabe friends) dum dums put keyboards in motion to make the racist claim that there was no way that an African-American family who lost their teenage son to a criminal illegal alien gang banger was going to join with a White man to oppose the City's controversial Special Order40 policy at least against criminal illegal aliens, most of whom prey on black and brown neighborhoods.
They couldn't have been more wrong.
Last week, the parents of Jamiel Shaw, Jamiel Sr. and Anita, appeared with Moore on KABC's McIntyre in the Morning program to voice their support for Jamiel's Law. Since then there have been more appearances on all of the talk radio programs of record such as KRLA's Kevin James and KFI's Bill Handel.
Many local pols are not sure what to think about Jamiel's Law nor is it even certain they "get it." It's clear that many do not understand the depth of the feeling on the issue in the community. Ben Golombek, Communications Deputy for Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, reportedly spoke with one of our tipsters and said, "Who is Walter Moore? He is not elected to any post. He can not introduce legislation." (To see how patently absurd that statement is, view the history of "Megan's Law" which was not initiated by any elected officials.)
In my view, the reason for the hyper-activity out of Camp Spin-a-Raigosa and associated parties is there is a hugh fear of the fact that 1) African Americans are speaking up against Special Order 40 and 2) That Walter Moore is gaining considerable additional traction for his Mayoral campaign with this issue, and is even beginning to percolate beyond the blog-LA-sphere. Both notions scare the bejesus out of the Mayor.
Number 1 is particularly concerning. Its part of this liberal attitude, which is both hypocritical and racist at the same time, that minorities, particularly African Americans owe their complete and full allegiance to the Democratic party and liberal orthodoxy. Any deviation by an African American is considered treason and grounds for you to become the target of what would be considered absolutely a racist attack if it came from a conservative Caucasian. The Democrats and Liberals, supposedly the party of diversity and tolerance, are anything but when it comes to deviation from the lock step party line. There is no "Big Tent" within the Donkey party. We even see this with the attacks on minorities and women who do not support Hillary Clinton from the New York Senator, her husband the former philandering President and their minions such as James Carville.
Getting back to the Shaws, indeed, any thought they are not on board with the push for Jamiel's Law is wiped out by the fact that the Shaws are going to speak in favor of Jamiel's Law at Tuesday's Clowncil meeting. They will appear at City Hall to give their full support to Jamiel's law and are encouraging the community to join them.
Please help us change the law. As you know, our son, Jamiel A. Shaw,II was murdered on March 2, 2008. Now we are trying to fight back, but we need your help!
On April 8, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., The Shaw Family will be going to City Hall to speak to the Council Members about 'JamielsLaw'. We are asking you to please visit the website, 'JamielsLaw.com'. If you agree with JamielsLaw, we are asking you to support us and join us!!
Forget DWP or anything else going on. This is the number one political problem for Antonio Villaraigosa right now. The usual team will be going full force to put a stop to it. Let's hope that Walter Moore, the Shaws and their supporters go all the way. A move to help prevent the death of innocent teenagers is too important to let the usual LA politics quash it.