|Political Correctness Killing Kids
by Doug McIntyre [radio
Today is the 164th day since police say an illegal-alien gangbanger named Pedro Espinosa shot and killed 17-year-old high school football star Jamiel Shaw II.
The 164th day since Jamiel Shaw Sr. heard the gunshots that took his son's life and propelled him down the block to find his boy dead in the road.
The 164th day since Sgt. Anita Shaw was sent home from Iraq to bury her son, murdered three doors down from the Shaw home while she protected other mothers' sons half a world away.
Today also marks the 164th day the city of Los Angeles has done nothing to right this dreadful wrong.
Yes, Espinosa has been arrested. Yes, he will be prosecuted and most likely convicted. But this pathetic scenario will be replayed again and again until the City Council and the mayor give up their deadly pig-headed devotion to political correctness.
Who are they kidding? Their blind devotion to Special Order 40 is killing our kids - it's killing black kids, brown kids and white kids. Political correctness has produced a diversity of death.
Sanctuary city policies can no longer be ignored.
The murder of Jamiel Shaw II should have been enough to mobilize Los Angeles to crush once and for all the plague of gangs. Instead, it mobilized a loathsome political damage-control campaign orchestrated by members of the City Council itself: Herb Wesson's pathetic attempts to keep Jamiel Shaw Sr. and Anita Shaw from speaking out; Dennis Zine's attempt to co-opt Walter Moore's proposed "Jamiel's Law" revision of Special Order 40 with a toothless do-nothing piece of fluff designed to look like action while maintaining the status quo; and finally, Jack Weiss, the man who hopes to be city attorney, the chairman of the council's Public Safety Committee, has kept even Zine's faux "Jamiel's Law" bottled up.
It does make one wonder who these people work for.
The murder of Jamiel Shaw should have been enough. Just as the murder of 23-day-old Baby Luis near MacArthur Park should have been enough, or the murder of 14-year-old Cheryl Green should have been enough, or the murder of then-LAPD Police Chief Bernard Parks' granddaughter should have been enough. Apparently we have an infinite capacity for carnage.
Those who claim a crackdown on black and Hispanic gangs is somehow "racist," or profiling, or political suicide, continue to stonewall and "study" what is obvious to everyone else - the gangs need to be crushed. This is not complicated, folks. Sanctuary city policies kill. Special Order 40 allows illegal-alien gangbangers to move about unmolested. We have enough home-grown barbarians without importing contraband killers.
Meet Danielle Bologna. Authorities say her husband of more than 20 years and both her boys were slaughtered on a sunny Sunday afternoon in San Francisco by Edwin Ramos, another illegal-alien gangbanger. Just like Jamiel's killer, Ramos was well known to the police and sheltered by Mayor Gavin Newsom's belligerent, in-your-face, open-border policies.
While Danielle Bologna buried half her family, Newsom honeymooned in Africa and was recently spotted lunching in Malibu with Gary South, presumably planning his run for governor.
And this week, Polytechnic High School in the Valley lost its second football player in four months to gang gunfire! Sixteen-year-old Edward Satterstrom was murdered in North Hollywood, police say, by 18-year-old David Aranda Hernandez.
Councilman Tony Cardenas called the murder "a random act of violence." It wasn't. Gang homicides are far too frequent in L.A. to be called random. While pimples and gawkiness, shyness and braces used to be a rite of passage, today's teens face a crucible of violence. An indifferent public allows casket after casket to be lugged to the boneyard.
Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Alan Hamilton hit the nail on the head: "The community has a responsibility to get suspects like this (Hernandez) into custody." That's right. The community also has a responsibility to elect council members who will work to ban body bags, not plastic bags.
Ask your City Council member what they're doing today that's more important - 164 days and counting. CRO
first appeared at L.A. Daily News
2008 Doug McIntyre