May 26, 2010

REPUBLICANS VS THE TROOPS:

Police coalition challenges Arizona law (Kevin Johnson, 5/25/10, USA TODAY)

About a dozen major city police chiefs will meet today with Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose the controversial Arizona immigration law that they fear could drive a wedge between the community and local law enforcement.

The police coalition, including officials from Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Tucson, represents the largest group of officers to speak against the measure, set to take effect July 29. [...]

"All of us … are opposed to this," Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said, adding that the law will likely discourage witnesses and victims of crimes from cooperating with police. "This bill breaks the trust with our communities."

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 26, 2010 5:42 AM
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