Thursday, April 27, 2006

Citizens/Police Advisory Council

West Asheville
With Police Chief Hogan

One item that made it to the flip chart was the issue of "reaching out to the growing Hispanic community." Kathie Lack asked, "Are we talking about reaching out to illegal aliens or legal citizens?" The moderator stated that we don't want to make that kind of discrimination. I responded, "Excuse me, it's law enforcement job to discriminate between criminals and non-criminals."

We were then told by the moderator, Ms. Lamantia, that "we were not going to talk about that."

Kathie and I promptly left the meeting.