The L.A. Times expands today’s examination of Special Order 40 with an interview with Jack Dunphy. A taste:
Special Order 40 is hobbling police. That’s the view of an LAPD officer who writes about the department for National Review Online and other publications under the pseudonym “Jack Dunphy.”
Although the order states only that officers can’t stop people solely to inquire about their immigration status, “the policy and the reality are quite different,” he said in an interview with The Times. The officer asked that his real name not be used.
Worried about running afoul of department policy, Dunphy said, some officers are reluctant to take action against illegal immigrants, even known criminals.
As a result, he said, people who have been deported for crimes often return and live in full view of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Jack points out that LAPD officers have absolutely zero interest in alerting authorities to the illegal status of illegal immigrants who are crime victims, and I second that. As a prosecutor, I could not care less whether my victim is illegal or not.
But illegal aliens who commit crimes should not be here.
Read the interview here.