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Small town cop's idea spreads further

New Ipswich, New Hampshire's Chief of Police Garrett Chamberlain's notion of charging illegal aliens with criminal trespassing is starting to spread. One eager fan of Chamberlain's is Hudson, NH's Chief of Police, Richard Gendron, has jumped on the bandwagon with both feet.

Chamberlain contented himself with arresting one man, and making a test case out of it. Gendron isn't bothering with that -- since that first arrest, his department has arrested nine more illegal aliens. In each case, the arrests followed traffic stops for other violations. Upon finding that they didn't have a license and/or registration, they officers investigated further and then determined they were in the United States illegally.

(insert standard ACLU boilerplate here)
The New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is deeply concerned. Claire Ebel, who to the best of my knowledge hasn't held any other job in about 20 years or so, is eager to play the race card.

"It is of extreme concern that there is at least one police chief in the state of New Hampshire that seems to be on a crusade to sweep in every person of color that his department can stop," Claire Ebel, executive director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, said yesterday.

"I don't know if they are using racial profiling, but it is a question that needs to be asked and answered. It strains credibility that this is coincidence," she said yesterday, noting all of those charged are from Mexico and Brazil.

So far, it's just two police chiefs in two small towns in one small state. And while I'm sure it would give Peter Gabriel fits to see his lyrics used to support this movement, I still have to quote these lines from "Biko:"

"You can blow out the candle
But you can't blow out the fire
Once the flames begin to catch
The wind will blow it higher."

Comments (12)

[email protected] (Below threshold)
Note the ACLU guy's clever ... (Below threshold)

Note the ACLU guy's clever use of the word "crusade."

I guess the question would ... (Below threshold)

I guess the question would be, "9 - out of how many traffic stops?" What is the deal with the ALCU? They're not the Illegal Alien Civil Liberties Union. And you know what?

Oops. Forgot to cut out th... (Below threshold)

Oops. Forgot to cut out the "you know what part".

This is what is happening i... (Below threshold)
This is awesome! I hope th... (Below threshold)

This is awesome! I hope this catches on across the nation. It is a very clever way to force the federal government to deal with this problem. And I hope word spreads down through Mexico, Central America, South America, and anywhere else illegals are coming from that local cops will detain them until the federal gov't sends them back.

This has nothing to do with race, nothing to do with profiling, this has nothing to do with any crusade. These people are criminals, pure and simple. They are criminals the moment they step foot on our soil without the proper credentials. The ACLU is making fools of themselves (as if that wasn't already the case). These criminals are not citizens and are not afforded the civil liberties granted to U.S. citizens.

Hampshire that seems to ... (Below threshold)

Hampshire that seems to be on a crusade to sweep in every person of color that his department can stop," Claire Ebel, executive director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, said yesterday.

So now catching illegal -ILLEGAL- aliens now amounts to ethnic cleansing?

Why am I humming near the c... (Below threshold)

Why am I humming near the conclusion to "Alice's Restaurant"?

... And the only reason I'm
singing you this song now is cause you may know somebody in a similar
situation, or you may be in a similar situation, and if your in a
situation like that there's only one thing you can do and that's walk into
the shrink wherever you are ,just walk in say "Shrink, You can get
anything you want, at Alice's restaurant.". And walk out. You know, if
one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and
they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony,
they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an
organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and
walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement....


WoW!Burn baby, bur... (Below threshold)


Burn baby, burn!

Maybe we Americans should s... (Below threshold)

Maybe we Americans should start asking: "if you don't understand what 'illegal' means, you've failed to qualify for citizenship in the United States."

At least that might make those who actually are interested in citizenship, read up on the issues involved.

And, foolish (or manipulati... (Below threshold)

And, foolish (or manipulative, but probably both) ACLU spokesperson fails to address the fact that all the people, despite being "from Mexico and Brazil," were all illegal aliens.

As in, it's their behavior, and not their racial characteristic, that they are now answerable for and being questioned about.

And, last time I gave it any thought, the larger majority of the human population in places like Mexico and Brazil were not from places like Norway, Minnesota and Iceland.

People who charge "racial profiling" are avoiding the obivous and working toward a deflection about the problems at hand (in whatever situation they apply that misnomer to). It's about behaviors, not racial types, and within behaviors, certain majority's of humans exist: hunt for a serial murderer, then concentrate on white males of a certain age and behavioral type; hunt for murdering pimps on prostitution row, then concentrate on black males within a certain age and behavioral type; hunt for unwed mothers who have abandoned a newborn infant, then hunt for young females of whatever racial type is the abandoned child...

The list goes on but mostly, it's behavior that starts a process of investigation and from that behavior, you just branch out to whoever is most known to mostly engage in that behavior. It does involve racial types afterward, but only as an area of interest, not as a motivational interest.

Sorry...majorities...... (Below threshold)







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