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KPBS Producers Club Book Signing & Reception With Michele Norris -- 11/12/10 at Warwick's

Michele Norris is a wonderful NPR reporter and I would look forward to the event if it were not for certain portions of the event being off limits to those who contribute at a level that I do and not at the exclusive "Producers Club" level. Enjoy the evening.

November 9, 2010 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Escondido Police Checkpoints Controversy

Yes, hboooo, you have to be a citizen to vote. I hope, hboooo, that you are not painting a broad brush and saying that if you’re a Latino, you’re not a citizen. My point is, is that in the United States of America you can be a Latino or Latina and be a legal voter, a legal citizen, a legal driver. These are the intimidated people with whom I’m referring. Let’s make it clear, Escondido’s anti-immigrant policies – including the drivers license checkpoints – are targeting Hispanics with the chance that some “illegals” will be caught in its net. A “legal” driving to their polling place today and then comes across a checkpoint near that polling place and they just happen to fit the description of Escondido Police’s profile will feel intimidated and may turn around and go home instead of putting up with the hassle of the checkpoint and then not casting their vote.

November 2, 2010 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Escondido Police Checkpoints Controversy

The City of Escondido has a history of intimidating Latinos when they tried to impose an illegal ordinance to jail and fine landlords who were suspected of renting to undocumented migrant workers. Now that that’s failed they’re implementing checkpoints to check ones “papers” (drivers license). Now I wonder if today, Election Day, the Escondido Police will be conducting checkpoints near polling places in an effort to intimidate Latinos from voting. It wouldn’t surprise me. Shouldn’t the City of Escondido put more resources into fighting and investigating violent crime and other city services?

November 2, 2010 at 11:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )