Houston Police Union Wants To End Sanctuary City Policy

Houston Police Union Wants To End Sanctuary City Policy

Last Updated: Mon, 05/11/2009 - 3:15pm

Outraged by the brutal shootings of two officers, the largest police union in one of the nation’s biggest illegal alien sanctuary cities wants to end a longtime policy that prohibits officers from questioning residents about their immigration status.

The Houston Police Officer’s Union in Texas is calling on city and department leaders to eliminate a 17-year-old policy that could have prevented two of its officers from being gunned down by previously deported criminals who never the less returned to the city because it has long offered illegal aliens official sanctuary.

One of the officers (Rodney Johnson) was murdered during a routine traffic stop by a Mexican illegal who had been deported in 2004 for molesting a child and subsequently arrested for driving intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and failing to stop and provide information after an automobile accident. The illegal alien, Juan Quintero, shot Officer Johnson four times in the back of the head with a 9 millimeter handgun hidden in the waistband of his pants.

Last month another Houston officer was shot in the face by an illegal immigrant drug lord while attempting to serve a narcotics warrant at a house. The illegal alien from El Salvador had been arrested five times for possession or delivery of drugs, including three times after an immigration judge granted him voluntary departure in 2001.

Texas has several major sanctuary cities—including Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio—that forbid law enforcement agencies from asking suspects about their immigration status. Houston, the state’s largest city, is estimated to have nearly half a million illegal immigrants who will remain protected under the law.

Both the mayor and the police chief refuse to change the sanctuary policy, even after the police union’s request. The city’s assistant police chief said the department’s don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy is necessary to combat crime in immigrant communities. The mayor, Bill White, says his administration has no plans to change a policy it considers crucial to policing city neighborhoods.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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Come on Texas, get it

Come on Texas, get it together!!!!

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

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I thought that was California's job.
"The city’s assistant police chief said the department’s don’t-ask-don’t-tell immigration policy is necessary to combat crime in immigrant communities."
That's B.S.! All they accomplish is to re-enforce the isolationist behavior and gang activity in the barrios. They're just taking the easiest way out, the liars.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 5:25 AM

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Nothing new. I will say this, he has made my resolve to hate liberals stronger every disfunctional post he prints. You don't think about these type of people til they rear there ugly head..............keep posting bearnuts you make my cause stronger.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 11:30 AM

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wetdream... LOL
What a LOSER!

4 years 38 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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wetdream... LOL
What a LOSER!

It's amazing how stupid these people really are. Only a complete Fool would follow Obama.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 12:44 PM

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him from 1st looie to private? Just curious.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 12:47 PM

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will not give me the authority to get rid of these assholes. I just delete everything of his that I can find. It is all I can do.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

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Hey Sam,

Sounds fair to me. What part of Calif are you from? I'm from the Inland Empire, Grad Class of 61.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 2:31 PM

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Class of '61 also.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 3:17 PM

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and my MK1 Ruger were stolen from my apartment when I lived on Broadway in Oakland. The Colt never came back but the cops got the Ruger for me. It was found wrapped in a wet towel, rusty as hell. A guy completely refinished it while I was out of town, big surprise, I gave it to him, I thought he earned it.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 3:36 PM

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sold it in 74 and moved to Danville/Alamo Ca and never went back. Broadway brings back memories as a kid, going downtown to the movies. Moved to Arizona in 2000. Where you living now? In 65 I worked at 30th & Broadway, Metropolitan Dodge. Ran a Superstock Dodge out of there.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 3:57 PM

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I loved it! I was running a fairly stock '56 Ford. Kept screwing up the tranny, got tired of fixing it and finally sold it to a co-worker.
In '66 I moved to San Diego, then Fresburg (Fresno) then to Hawaii for 3 years then back to Dago, Phoenix AZ short time then here, Arkansas.
Back in the '60's the skirts were short making my Corvair Spyder convertible great for slowly passing bus stops :<)
Always fun going to Berkeley to watch the freak show and the liberal girls were easy.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 4:06 PM

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Haight Ashbury in 67 was unreal.... I got my first trophy at Fremont A Stock 58 Impala, 283 4 bbl, 3 spd with Overdrive. It came with 4:11 gears.
88mph 15.95, bone stock except for cutout exhaust. Then went Dragster driving and NASCAR, Antioch, Petaluma, etc.

4 years 38 weeks ago, 4:22 PM

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distant past. My later racing aspirations did not amount to much. Slalom/gymkhana parking lot sports car racing. But still did Carlsbad in Oceanside sometimes to break the monotony. Nearly the whole time I was riding motorcycles. I loved it but California got too crazy for me.
Was just out in Frisco last May, jogged some memories.
Sounds like you had a great time in the distant past.

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 4:29 PM

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but I lost most of that year of 67. What a great time. between college and the military, footloose and fancy free. Got to meet alot of great people, Janis Joplin, Kris Kristofferson, free concerts in GG Park. All the herb you could stand. Kris said Janis was the only woman that ever scared him in bed...LOL

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