Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Oakland City Council Boycotts Arizona
The Oakland City Council passed a boycott Arizona resolution. This is the same city council that decided in June of 2009 to issue ID cards to illegal aliens (thereby breaking state and federal law along with Homeland Security directives). I’ve been working in Oakland since 1976, and been a business owner in the same spot for 27 years. Oakland has a murder rate ranking us third in the country as of November 2009. I’m not sure why our city council spends time trying to damage a state enforcing the law of the land, but I do know they have more important things they could be doing. We have all the representatives of major gangs here, including the Crips, Bloods, Hell’s Angels (hometown) and even our own chapter of the murderous Salvadoran MS-13 gang (the police did a sweep in Oakland, San Francisco and Richmond recently, rounding up 29 MS-13 gang members). I think the city council ought to concentrate on enforcing our laws rather than arrogantly presuming to represent the rest of us Oakland, CA residents in boycotting the enforcement of another state’s laws. You can tell in the following article not one of our genius council members has a clue as to the actual wording of the Arizona law and the columnist deliberately leaves it out of the article – a sin of omission which is epidemic in the rest of the media on this subject. I will be looking for products in Arizona to buy from now on.