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I don't agree with the immigration law. However, this claim against the police department is a an obvious grasp at straws to try to drum up sympathy for law breakers. The road block dispersion clearly illustrates that they are set up all across the city of Dalton. To make the case that they are still set up in Hispanic areas and furthermore near Hispanic places of employment is completely asinine! If anything, given proper context, you can see that they are generally conducted in areas with a high traffic rate. If you go to the trouble to send officers to a road check, you probably don't want to have it somewhere where there will be no cars travelling the roads. Also, exactly what types of citations do you expect to be issued at a road check? Following too closely? Improper left hand turn? Failure to yield? The very nature of a road check in and of itself limits the types of citations that will be produced, and to insinuate that somehow DPD unfairly issues citations for no license to Hispanics during these times is folly. This is like a real life Scoobie Doo episode where the villian exclaims "I would have got away with it, if it weren't for you meddling kids!" You have accused DPD of discrimination, and in the same breath implied that they should somehow overlook a violation just because it can lead to deportation. Surely, entering into the United States for a better life is an admirable desire--one of which cannot always be easily done legally. But to dismiss a legitimate unlawful offense and then cry discrimination is short sighted and childish. DPD also frequently checks speed near Christian Heritage School on MLK. Could that be because there are two schools in that area with a glut of drivers who tend to speed in the school zones? Or should I assume that they are out to ticket Christians? Or maybe they are there to get the Hispanics that live in the area. I'm sure the first time a speeder runs over a child in a crosswalk, we can all get together and discuss how DPD hates children. Or better yet, we can talk about how they only hate Hispanic children. Surely, there are legitimate discriminations toward minorities that could be discussed. This particular issue is a case of drawing a convenient conclusion to a far more complicated issue. The "journalists" involved in this piece should be ashamed of their blatantly lazy journalism.

June 2, 2011 at 9:03 a.m.

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