Mayor Menino: Grand Theft Auto Is Fine (As Long As It’s Committed By Undocumenteds)
The mayor of Boston is trying mightily to expand the list of crimes that undocumented immigrants are (tacitly) permitted to commit. (H/T Howie Carr.)
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is now reversing course and threatening to withdraw from the Secure Communities program.
That’s a big change for Boston, where police Commissioner Ed Davis had been a strong supporter of the program, wich shares the fingerprints of everyone arrested by local police with federal immigration authorities. …
But now Menino says he’ll pull out of the program if US immigration authorities don’t limit deportations to serious criminals.
“This was supposed to be on issues like homicides, major crimes, and they were taking this too far. A guy steals a car, they do the fingerprints, send it to Washington, have the person deported. That’s not the Boston I want. I want Boston to be a city that welcomes immigrants,” Menino said.
… so immigrants won’t feel welcomed if they’re not permitted to steal cars??? Or are you saying, Mr. Mayor, that only immigrants steal cars? Also, please advise at what point car theft became an unserious crime.
In any case, keep talking, Mumbles. Though your campaign manager is undoubtedly hiding under a desk right now knocking back the aspirin, your foot-in-mouth disease is a considerable source of amusement to the rest of us.