Published: Saturday, May 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Re: "Chief Burbank thinks this is a bad idea. He's absolutely
right."No, he's absolutely wrong.His is nothing
more than an argument that laws with which he doesn't agree should not be
enforced.That's called the rule of men, not of law. And, if our
Nation is destroyed, it will be because of people like Chief Burbank and their
disdain for the rule of law.
No procuradorfiscal, Chief Burbank gets it right.
So I guess it comes down to whether you care if the illegal trespassers being
arrested have a criminal history or not.Obviously, Chief Burbank
would rather not have that information. That way he won't be bothered with
it.We already know Chief Burbank doesn't like ANY immigration
laws. So his position is not surprising.
The agenda of businessmen who seek the cheap labor of immigration is to lessen
the effect of laws that restrict immigration. Our legislators may pass laws for
the benefit of the public and then later refuse to fund the application and
enforcement of those same laws at the behest of the businessmen. And there may
be thousands of other ways to hinder and prevent any action of government
against the business agenda.As a private commercial enterprise the
Deseret News we expect and accept their favoritism of business interests. My
sincere hope is that public employees will treat all the people with equal
justice, and hold the laws of our nation in equal concern with local laws.
If the only purpose of the NCIC is to provide law enforcement
officers with a tool to determine whether someone they've arrested poses a
danger either to the officer or to themselves, I think the taxpayers are getting
ripped off. The data base should contain as much information as
possible about the crimes of the subject and the officer should be expected to
live by his oath to support the U.S. Constitution.
This editorial position is no surprise.Burbank's comments are
predictable.Both fail to address the seriousness of the illegal alien
crisis.To the supposed point of this editorial, there are all sorts of
non-violent criminal activities. Do you propose to exclude them as well?Take growing marijuana in your home. The Stewart raid could easily be
discounted as unnecessary and the violence one-sided in its provocation. (I
happen to believe the police acted correctly that night.)Or white-collar
crime...or ID theft...or solicitation.Does the Deseret News board seek to
take all of these non-violent crimes out of the NCIC database?Burbank's TMI allegation is disingenuous and is guided by his now famous
position against immigration enforcement efforts. Not coincidentally,
Burbank's boss is also pro-amnesty.Let's have some integrity
here and stop pretending this isn't about immigration reform.
The open border people try to kill and law enforcement of immigration laws.
Burbanks transparency to the chamber of commerce is very clear.
Leaving law enforcement unaware of a criminal warrant on people they stop, could
cost them their lives.
The government doesn't listen to the people and the police, apparently, do
not always enforce the laws. What happens when the person pulled
over for a driving offence does not have a driver's license but just a
"driving privilege card". That's all right, but why do I need a
drivers' license when others do not? Something is rotten and this time
it's not in the state of Denmark.
Burbank already refuses to enforce ALL of our laws, and as a direct result we
have had numerous homicides committed by people who should not have been here,
and should have been arrested and deported BEFORE they committed murders.Burbank is part of the problem, not part of the solution.Please, Chief Burbank, tell us all the laws U.S. citizens are free to ignore
in your jurisdiction! Come on, if immigration violations are going to be
ignored, what other laws do you refuse to enforce?
You can ignore it, but it won't go away. Arresting Americans
for ID theft, social security fraud, and i-9 fraud (perjury)but ignoring the
same offenses when people here illegally commit them is wrong.
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