Tancredo: Newark victims families should sue city for negligence
Posted Mon, Aug 20, 2007 at 6:02 pm
Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo is urging the families of three young murder victims to consider suing the city of Newark for negligence, saying [in Newark] its lax immigration policy [as a sanctuary city] is at least partially to blame for the execution-style slayings.He then played the outsider card and accused Tancredo of trying to "inflame" the community.
Mayor Cory Booker, who has said involving city police in immigration matters would hurt the relationship between police and the immigrant community, repeated that contention today, citing the conclusions of a Clinton administration study on the issue.
"Local law-enforcement officials should not be going out asking, inquiring and investigating whether people are documented or undocumented," Booker said. He said such behavior "creates a chill in which often the most marginalized and vulnerable citizens in my city do not feel comfortable engaging with the police. It's an environment I will never tolerate as mayor."