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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Special Order 40 Press Conference - Monday at 11 a.m.

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There is a press conference tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. in front of Parker Center with the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), Hermandad Mexicana Lationamericana (HML), the Labor Community Strategy Center (LCSC) and other civil and immigrant rights organizations. They are urging the Mayor of Los Angeles and the City Council to reject the Zine/Smith amendments to Special Order 40.

Click here for the full statement released by the groups; below is an abbreviated version by MAPA and HML National President, Nativo V. Lopez:

“The ‘tough on crime’ posture of many city leaders is fostering right wing, anti-immigrant forces in the region. It’s twisting the tragedy of violence in the streets and advancing policies that will weaken civil liberties and give the LAPD carte blanche to racially profile Chicanos, Latinos, immigrants and young people of color.

“I join others in calling upon Mayor Villaraigosa, the L.A. City Council and Chief Bratton to not only maintain Special Order 40 as written, but also to expand it. Los Angeles should be made to be a Sanctuary City for immigrants. While Mayor Villaraigosa’s 27 March letter to ICE concerning workplace raids is an important statement, we strongly oppose any open-ended invitation for ICE to crack down on so-called ‘immigrant criminals.’ It has been well documented that during the mass ‘anti-immigrant crime’ sweeps led by ICE last October, scores of people taken into custody were collateral arrests of immigrants innocent of any offense. As such, we collectively urge an unequivocal and sound rejection of the Zine/Smith motion, to assure all immigrants that they will not be targeted but rather protected inside the borders of the City of Los Angeles."

(Full Disclosure - I consult for both MAPA and HML.)

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hope Zine & Smith don't back down on this one.

The question is what other councilmembers have the ***** to stand with a YES vote on it.

April 14, 2008 3:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ed HeadUpAss should join his buddy Don Quackers over at Joe Mailander's new blog, their a match made in sanctuary city.

April 14, 2008 4:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can you believe this shit. These radical Mexicans do not want gang bangers here illegally deported. Whatever all this publicity should have the illegals nervous. They're so stupid they won't know the difference of what's going on and will think Special Issue 40 is about having them deporting. No more horrible traffic, no over crowded schools, no more clinics closed.

April 14, 2008 6:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that Larry "Nativo" Lopez pictured there?

April 14, 2008 6:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Full Disclosure - I consult for both MAPA and HML.)


How much were you paid by the Illegal Alien Lobby to post this on Higby's blog?

April 14, 2008 7:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Larry Lopez became "Nativo Lopez".

Tony Villar became "Antonio Villaraigosa".

I typed Edward Headington into my phony ethnic name generator and it returned "Eduardo Caco de Burro".

April 14, 2008 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor must be proud of the "Gang Capital" title Los Angeles has earned.

I guess the Mayor has other supporters of the "Gang Capital" title.

I guess the reconquista movement wants gangs, drug cartel, and corrupt politicians just like Tijuana.

A few more burning bodies in the streets of East Los Angeles is the mexican politicos are aiming for.

April 14, 2008 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lets' see what the blacks who are being killed by mexican gang members have to say.


However, Khalid Shaw (no relation to murder victim Jamiel Shaw Jr.), a community activist whose Inglewood based Stop The Violence Increase The Peace program has been instrumental in curtailing gang violence through intervention firmly disagrees with the Mayor and Police Chief.

“There is no doubt that some Blacks, mothers, fathers and children are being murdered simply because of the color of their skin,” Shaw told the Sentinel in a recent interview.

This week, Pedro Espinoza, a 19-year old member of the Hispanic 18th Street Gang was arrested and arraigned in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse on capital murder charges in the case of Shaw Jr.

April 14, 2008 7:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When I was at CSUN back in the day when Ree-cardo All-r-cone was known as Ricky AL-R-CON.

Still conning today!

April 14, 2008 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I say BOYCOTT THE LA SLIMES. They think they're LA OPINION trying to get the illegals to buy their paper. The LA Slimes has lost thousands of subscriptions because of this stupid Mecha bs they are beginning to print. First in spanish now a story on council trying to speak Spanish. WHAT ABOUT THE LEGAL LATINOS WHO DO SPEAK ENGLISH BY CHOICE YOU MORONS!!!

April 14, 2008 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

where do some pro-illegal org's and "activists" get off telling Americans what to do. Only in America -- or what USED to be America, before we became "The Capitol of Latinismo," as that Mexican apologist Alarcon calls L A.

Where are the competing, anti-illegal, that is pro-law, interests? Discouraged from false accusations of racism? For wanting to more pro-actively deport illegal international terrorists? Sickening.

April 14, 2008 10:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here comes the pressure and the spin. Let's see if Zine has the cajones to stick to his pistolas. This can't be all bad though, since it's putting the issue front and center where it belongs. I'm sure that Lou Dobbs will continue to follow this, and that's a good thing. This is not about racism, it's about common sense. This city has gone to the peros.

April 14, 2008 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

L.A.City Council members who
are not anchor babies have to
learn Spanish to communicate
with the people who voted
them into office!
Tune in tonight for Villar's SPIN
as to why the city is in a
Financial Debt,Gang Crime,and
Illegal Alien Crisis!
Special Order 40 has nothing
to do with it????

April 14, 2008 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nativo Lopez is the most racist idiot in the city. What about the Latinos who speak English and want the gang bangers deported are we racist Lopez? No we're American citizens that are fed up with gang violence and illegals and want ICE to come and get rid of all of them.

April 14, 2008 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 14, 2008 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As soon as Tony V. came on TV for his state of the city BS---my BS shield came up---this guy is so full of it and such a kiss a--. This guy wants to give the city away to his voting block in hopes for a chance at govenor---get him out of here. He wants to layoff city employees.Bullshit. Quit giving everything away to the illegals---there is plenty of money.

April 14, 2008 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That speech by Villar was so difficult to watch. For those of us who have taken the city to heart when this phony baloney Villan- I mean Villar has ripped out its heart.

I hope enough of the black, brown & white are getting the real message and vote him out.

Glad Kevin James, Dobbs and others are putting it out there.

Anybody with half a brain should be able to beat this numbskul.

April 14, 2008 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey non-genius at 11:24 -

At least get it right if you're going to bash Spanish speakers.

Pero means but. Perro means dog.

April 15, 2008 12:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree with the many of you comments of getting rid off illegals that are gang bangers, drug dealers, illegal immagrants that take jobs and benefits from legal citizens that could use these jobs and benefits. There is racism shown by hispanicss in areas no No one knows. TRY Getting a job at that businesses or at benefits where there are more hispaics are employed there is a problem some where in the processing of documents are services with liitle compassion are understanding.

Has anyone ever stated or thought about the terror of sex offenders that might be illegal immagrants that are stalking our women and children in many of our poorer neighborhoods (terrifying thought... BUT TRUE!!!!) I have been approached by many non-english speaking men looking for sex hanging out or driving around in my neighborhood where police or often overwhelmed by others calls and that don't have the time to watch as closely as they could. THIS IS ILLEGAL SHIT IS A COMPLETE MESS!!!!

May 20, 2010 11:28 PM  

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