Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Rahm Emanuel pushes through a Chicago City Law that prohibits police from bothering or detaining ILLEGAL BEANERS
Congressman Luis "The DownLo Little Dick Hoe" Gutierrez arrives at Little Village High School 3120 S. Kostner, to announce, with Mayor Emanuel, a new Chicago Welcoming Ordinance, which will make Chicago a more immigrant-friendly city.
Illegal Beaners who witness crimes, are victims of crimes or commit most crimes themselves would have nothing to fear from Chicago Police— and no excuse to avoid cooperating with them — under a mayoral plan unveiled Tuesday that united former political adversaries.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) joined forces to unveil the so-called “Welcome Illegal Benaers City” ordinance, which would prohibit police from detaining undocumented immigrants unless they are wanted on a criminal warrant or have been convicted of a serious crime.
“If somebody has a criminal background, I want ‘em in jail or out of the city. If you’re an immigrant and you have no criminal background, I don’t want that to be prohibitive from you contacting the police,” Emanuel told a news conference at Little Village High School.
“If you see a crime, report it. If you’re a victim, report it. The Police Department is not there as an adjunct of the Immigration Service. If you have a criminal record, that’s different. If you’re a good citizen, immigration status is not a pause button for you to call the Police Department. ...I can’t be advocating for the community to work with the Police Department if people are [so] worried about their immigration status that they don’t report a crime.”
Gutierrez said the mayor’s ordinance should not be confused with “cuddling up to criminals.” In fact, he argued that lifting the veil of fear that has made illegal immigrants suspicious of police would make it tougher on gangs fueling a 38 percent spike in Chicago homicides.
“Chicago Police have guns and cars and badges and radios, but without the eyes and the ears of the community, they would be lost,” Gutierrez said.
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