Tuesday, January 03, 2006

More on Pawlenty's immigration initiative II

The Star Tribune in its coverage of the story did not attack the proposal, much to my surprise. But then again, the editorials won't be published until tonight. It did, however, come out against the initial report from the Pawlenty administration.

Minneapolis Police Chief William McManus has come out against Gov. Pawlenty's proposal. The reason is he doesn't think its fair for police to enforce the law. If that's the case, maybe he should find a new line of work.

Minneapolis Police Chief William McManus says he's opposed to that proposal. He says requiring local police to enforce immigration laws would harm the relationship his officers have with immigrant populations, and could make it more difficult to investigate crimes. (Source: Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 3, 2006)

Not all those in law enforcement are opposed to Pawlenty's proposal. A source of mine in the media let me know that Gov. Pawlenty was joined by a group of individuals which included county attorneys, police chiefs and sheriffs who support the proposal.

One county attorney in particular has yet to speak out about the proposal. Her name is Ms. Amy Klobuchar. I expect her, in typical Klobuchar style, to not say anything about Gov. Pawlenty's proposal. She knows that coming out against the proposal would hurt her in the Senate race.

So Amy, do you support the Pawlenty proposal?


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