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Constitutional “Suggestions”-Napolitano

Posted by ginnypub on April 21, 2009

Secretary of The Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, is interviewed on Larry King.

KING: Another — in that same report was this line here, on the threat of extremism at home. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has taken offense with that language. He says, well, wait a minute, are you singling people out just for their political views? Because we are having a conversation that is based on this gift of free speech. So if I’m an anarchist, if I oppose abortion — there are many things that I could believe or anyone out there could believe that you would find horrible. I’m allowed to think it, I’m allowed to say it, as long as I do anything wrong…

NAPOLITANO: Absolutely.

KING: Who are these groups? Do you have active investigations of anti-immigration groups or anti-abortion groups, you believe that they are preparing to conduct terrorist attacks?

NAPOLITANO: Well, without going into ongoing work, let’s just point out to history. And we’ll take the abortion, for example. Of course, people have different points of view about abortion. The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody’s constitutionally protected rights. On the other hand, at the very edge of the debate, at the very edge are the extremist groups that have committed violent crimes. They’ve committed bombings and the like.
And that is where you cross from constitutionally protected free speech, freedom of assembly, all the rights we cherish, into homeland security and law enforcement. When is that right not being exercised, it’s being abused…

KING: The administration has said it would like to move ahead on comprehensive immigration reform. That it would include some legal status for the millions who are in the United States illegally.
We went down to your state recently to explore this issue. And a man you’re very familiar with, the Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio, we asked him, because of all the controversy about him rounding up illegal immigrants and some people aren’t illegal immigrants, we asked him if he had a message for you and for the president of the United States.

And this is what he said.


SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO, MARICOPA COUNTRY, ARIZONA: I want the president, I want the politicians to say, we are going to enforce all of the illegal immigration laws and if you come into this country illegally, you’re going to be prosecuted and put in jail.
Let them say that. I’m waiting for them to say that.


KING: A lot of Democrats in Congress want to you investigate him. They think he is over the line. He says he is just enforcing the law and the problem is the federal government.

NAPOLITANO: Well, you know, Sheriff Joe, he is being very political in that statement, because he knows that there aren’t enough law enforcement officers, courtrooms or jail cells in the world to do what he is saying.
What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.
And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.


The Constitution of the United States of America is NOT a group of  “suggestions” lumped together into a document.



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Southern Border Fighting

Posted by ginnypub on March 13, 2009

In the first 3 months of 2009, 1000 people have been murdered just across the southern border of the U.S.A. in Mexico. In 2008, almost 6000 people were murdered. Drug and human smugglers are armed to the hilt with everything from RGPs to machetes. Their fire power is so great, that last November, Mexican police officers who were pinned down in a raging gun battle, issued an urgent plea for help to the Arizona State Police. Law enforcement and military personnel, as well as innocent men, women and children are being  kidnapped, tortured, beheaded, shot and slaughtered in this ongoing bloodbath.

This war has spilled over into the U.S.A.  Execution style murders, violent home invasions, and a spiraling kidnap rate in Phoenix – where police reported an average of one abduction a day last year linked to Mexican crime – are not the only examples along the border. Phoenix, AZ is now the kidnap capital of the world.

Arizona residents are fighting. Lawmakers in Arizona heard testimony on border violence last week from police and prosecutors, who are seeking more robust measures to seize smugglers’ assets, as well as cracking down harder on gunrunning to Mexico. “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio in Maricopa County has arrested 16,000 illegal aliens over the past 18 months. Of those, 70% are charged with felony crimes, including forgery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, DUI, narcotics, robbery, murder and theft. Not surprisingly, crime has been reduced in the valley.

President Barry Soetoro is taking action, also.

“We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama said during an interview with journalists for regional papers, including a McClatchy reporter.

“I don’t have a particular tipping point in mind,” he said. “I think it’s unacceptable if you’ve got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. citizens.”

Obama was cautious, however. “We’ve got a very big border with Mexico,” he said. “I’m not interested in militarizing the border.”

Our expectation is to have a comprehensive policy in place in the next few months.”

Vice President Joe Biden has appointed Maricopa County supervisor Donald T. Stapley, Jr. to a task force to oversee implementation of the “Economic Recovery Act”. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe sent him a thank you letter:


Democrat congressional leaders have been even more aggressive in this fight. Ethically-challenged John Conyers, open-border advocates Jerrold Nadler and Zoe Lofgrens and social-justice engineer Robert Scott have teamed up with the militant arm of the democrat party, ACORN, have demanded that the U.S. Department of Justice launch a full-scale investigation into —-SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO.

In a letter dated March 10, 2009, Loretta Smith, acting assistant attorney general at the DOJ, detailed what her department would be investigating:

“This is to inform you that the United States Department of Justice is commencing an investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (”MCSO”) pursuant to the pattern or practice provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994,42 U.S.C. §14141 (“Section 14141”) and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968,42 U.S.C. § 3789d (“Safe Streets Act”), and pursuant to the prohibitions against national origin discrimination in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-7 (“Title Yr’) and the Safe Streets Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3789d(c).”

“The investigation will focus on alleged patterns or practices of discriminatory police practices and unconstitutional searches and seizures conducted by the MCSO, and on allegations of national origin discrimination, including failure to provide meaningful access to MCSO services for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals.”






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