LA goes all in on AZ boycott
In a stunning display of constitutional stupidity, the Los Angeles county board voted 3-2 to go all in on the boycott of Arizona. (story here from the LA Times) One wonders if these dullards have even read the law.
By a 3-2 vote the board moves to suspend county-funded travel to the state, possibly terminate contracts with Arizona-based companies, and divest the county pension fund of Arizona state and municipal bonds. Residents attending the meeting spoke out on both sides of the issue.
Among the speakers against the boycott were family members of Jamiel Shaw II, a 17-year-old football player who was recruited by Stanford and Rutgers before he was shot to death in 2008. Pedro Espinoza, a member of the 18th Street gang who was in the U.S. illegally, has been charged with murder in the case. He had been released from jail a day before the shooting after serving time for another offense.
“I was coming here thinking what can I say to touch their hearts? But you don’t have one,” Tommie Shaw, Shaw’s grandmother, told the supervisors.
In a related story (from FoxNews), the LA county Unified School Board proposed that government schools should tell their students that the Arizona law is “un-American.” What the hell is up with these people?
The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona’s new immigration law is un-American.
The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district’s Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.
According to the story, some parts of the LA school district have a dropout rate of 50%. The overall academic performance of the district is below the state average. (more here) One would think that these “educators” would be more concerned with educating, instead of propagandizing.