Saturday, June 26, 2010

Widow of Houston Officer Killed by Illegal Immigrant 'Shocked' at ICE Appointment

The widow of a Houston police officer killed by an illegal immigrant was "shocked" to learn that the city's former police chief has landed a top immigration job with the Obama administration, her lawyer told on Friday. 

That's because Joslyn Johnson, whose husband, Rodney Johnson, was killed in 2006, is suing former Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt for failing to enforce federal immigration laws. She claims her husband would be alive today if the city had bothered to check up on the gunman's immigration status.

Now that Hurtt is taking a job to oversee partnerships between federal and local officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Johnson -- and other critics -- say they're concerned the official who resisted immigration enforcement in Houston will now be in charge of promoting it. 

"She was shocked at the irony," Johnson's attorney, Ben Dominguez, said. 

As a police chief, Hurtt was a supporter of "sanctuary city" policies, by which illegal immigrants who don't commit crimes can live without fear of exposure or detainment because police don't check for immigration papers. During his tenure as Houston police chief, he criticized ICE's key program that draws on local law enforcement's support. He said in 2008 that local police "don't want to be immigration officers." He described that as a burden on the force.

 So true. What the cops DON'T want to do is legend. Don't want to: be marriage councilors, dog catchers, doughnut gourmands...wait, strike that one, protectors, bad-guy-catchers, honest citizens,etc, etc.

Here's a clue, free of charge, pally; The cops DON'T decide what to do, WE do. If they can sit on their ass all day waiting for someone to go 5 mph over the speed limit on an open road in clear weather, then they can ask for a drivers license when someone doesn't speak ANY FRICKIN ENGLISH. 

They can pull you over on nothing more than a whim these days, ask for documentation up the yingyang, but CAN'T check to see if Mr. NO HABLO ENGLISH is here illegally?


And as far as the Hussein administration hiring an illegal-lover to be a honcho over at ICE, well dammitall what did anyone really expect to happen?

Hussein actually THINKING before he went and did something totally stupid?

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