There’s nothing more charming than protesting to protect people who are breaking the law
(LA Times) Police arrested 35 demonstrators Thursday in downtown Los Angeles during a protest over recent actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, officials said.
The demonstrators were cited for refusing to comply with police commands after blocking the entry into Metropolitan Detention Center, at 535 Alameda St., said Officer Irma Mota, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. They were later released.
Here’s where it gets silly(er)
“ICE is an active danger to members of our community — both our community at All Saints Church and our wider communities of Los Angeles, California and the nation,” the Rev. Mike Kinman, who was arrested, said in a statement. “Its targeting of people for deportation is based on race and class. It splits up families, has communities living in fear and exacerbates the already shrinking trust between communities of color and police and government authorities.”
“Active danger.” Well, it wouldn’t if certain people were not unlawfully present in the U.S., wouldn’t you agree?
Second, you have to love the race card being played. They’re targeted because of violating federal law, not because of race. That’s immaterial to those who will say anything in order to make more Democratic Party voters.