LAPD`s Bill Bratton Fawns On Mexican Murder Lobby
Last Saturday, another pro-illegal
alien rat was sent scurrying for cover.
Because of the tenacious efforts of
grass roots activist
Hal Netkin , Los Angeles Police Department Chief
William “Bill” Bratton took the coward`s way out
failing to show up at a May 8 tribute in Santa
Clarita, CA. to honor murdered police officer
Deputy David March.
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was on the confirmed speakers list. But once the chief
learned that Netkin would be passing out
flyers reminding the attendees of Bratton`s
continuing support of Special Order 40…. poof!
Netkin told me that he distributed
1,500 flyers. “Everyone in the stadium received one,
even the deputies. And they seemed very resentful of
Bratton and his policies,” Netkin said.
Special Order 40, which prohibits
police officers from
questioning Los Angeles residents about their
immigration status until they are charged with a criminal
established in 1979 under order of the City Council
and then-police chief Darryl Gates.
Need I remind you that illegal
immigration conditions in California in 1979 look like a
walk on the beach compared to 2004? As one example of how
threatens the city,
Los Angeles street gangs now have about
17,000 alien members.
Still, Bratton refuses to budge in
his support for Special Order 40. To rub salt in the
wounds of infuriated Angelenos, he recently told a KABC
radio audience that anyone who doesn`t like his position
on Special Order 40 can
“leave the state.”
Bratton loves illegal aliens.
The chief favors accepting the matricula consular
card and issuing driver`s licenses to all aliens—even to
gang members and dead-beat dads.
Officer March`s murder at the hands
of Mexican nationals now living freely in Mexico—as well
as the deaths of hundreds of other innocent citizens like
Carlos Vara and
Jessica Zavala—is the most glaring result of Vicente
Fox`s and George W. Bush`s hypocrisy.
Repeated pleas for justice from the
Los Angeles County District Attorney`s office and from
victim families made to Mexico and the White House have
fallen on deaf ears. Neither Bush nor Fox, the two high
and mighty ones, answer victim family mail.
Bush refuses to use the White
House`s leverage to bring killers back for trial. The
haughty Fox insists that the issue is “human rights”—the
human rights, that is.
Indeed, the prospects for getting
killers back in the US have recently dimmed further. On
April 13, the Mexican Supreme Court reiterated its
October 2001 holding that it will not extradite in cases
where there is a potential life sentence.
In an e-mail message to me LA County
Deputy District Attorney
Jan Maurizi said, “This is disappointing but
On the other hand, if you are a
Mexican national on death row in a US prison, you are
one lucky fellow. Two extremely powerful and influential
forces are working on your behalf: the World Court and
our own President Bush.
In March 2004, the World Court
pronounced that the US had violated the rights of 51
Mexicans currently awaiting execution. The Court ordered
all the cases reviewed.
State governors are not obliged to
heed the World Court. But Bush wishes they would.
In private meetings with Mexican
officials, Bush has expressed the hope that Oklahoma,
Texas, California, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Oregon and
Nevada—all states with Mexican inmates facing the death
The first test case is at hand. In
Oklahoma, 29-year-old Oswardo Torres is
scheduled to die by lethal injection on May 18 for
the double murder of a (Mexican American) couple in 1993.
Bush no doubt approves of the letter
sent to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board by the U.S.
State Department`s top legal adviser, William H. Taft IV,
“it give careful consideration to the pending clemency
request of Mr. Torres.”
Governor Brad Henry
sentence as this story was being posted.]
The mind boggles at the thought that
Bush, once known as “The
Death Penalty Governor,” encourages clemency for
Mexican nationals convicted of murder.
Does that beat all or what?
As Texas governor, Bush signed off
on 131 executions before granting his first reprieve. Yet
as president in still another effort to appease Mexico,
Bush wants all death penalty bets called off.
No wonder the victim families were
so incensed at the Santa Clarita rally. When it comes to
Bush, Fox, Mexico and justice, up is down and down is up.
But the crowd learned where Bratton
stands. And it also knows that to avoid any more tragic
killings by Mexican nationals illegally in the state, all
of California`s welcome mats must be withdrawn.
That means no driver`s licenses and
no matricula consular cards for illegal aliens.
And it means eliminating Special Order 40.
Finally, and perhaps most
importantly, it means having a Chief of Police who
respects the law and the people he is sworn to protect
—unlike Bill Bratton.
Footnote: Although invited, Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver did not
have the decency to show up either.
I asked Barbara March, Deputy David
March`s mother, what she thought of Schwarzenegger`s
snub. She said:
would have been good if Schwarzenegger had been here. He
should remember that he works for the people and forget
about patronizing the
Republicans in Washington, D.C. Doesn`t he care about
middle class Californians. Or is he all about illegal
electing Schwarzenegger was a mistake.”
Rumors persist that Schwarzenegger
will soon sign a version, SB 1160, of the driver`s
licence bill for illegal aliens that finished off the
political career of the late, unlamented Gray Davis.
Mrs. March`s mood reflects
Californians` true feelings.
Joe Guzzardi [email
him], an instructor in English at the Lodi
Adult School, has been writing a weekly newspaper column
since 1988. This column is exclusive to VDARE.COM.