"Who paid your way to get here today?" Poe asked. Gascon replied by repeating the question.Some of the top contenders who could have paid Gascon's way would include the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Council of La Raza, and MALDEF. However, there are plenty of local illegal immigration-supporting groups, including business groups such as those mentioned here.
"You heard me," Poe said. "Who paid your way?"
"A group of nonprofit organizations that are seeking immigration reform," Gascon answered.
"Would you agree with the statement that we dance with the one who brung us?" Poe said, suggesting that Gascon was essentially paid for his testimony.
The police chief bristled at Poe's comment, reciting his military service and long law enforcement career.
"I don't dance with anyone," Gascon replied.
Sat, 04/04/2009 - 14:00 · Importance: 4