Los Angeles, CA. January 27, 2006 --Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates and LA Police Commission Presidents Edith Perez and Rick Caruso are featured in a "free" eight minute video blog the LAPD Special Order 40 which prohibits local law enforcement officers from enforcing U. S. immigration law. This eight minute presentation is available on the URL: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/VideoBlogs/VideoBlog10.php "on Demand" 24/7 as a public service.
This fast moving debate LAPD Chief Daryl Gates (ret) explains why he enacted the Special Order 40 policy in 1979 and two former Presidents of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Edith Perez and Rick Caruso describe the reasoning behind the "don't ask, don't tell, don't arrest" policy which started in Los Angeles and has spread to many major cities throughout the United States.
Other contributing factors behind the controversial policy cited were lack of resources to enforce U.S. immigration laws and fear that illegal immigrants may not report crimes or serve as witnesses if police officers are enforcing immigration laws.
Sheriff Mike Carona describes his plans to enact a new program in Orange County to cross-train, and cross-deputize his Deputies so they can enforce U. S. immigration laws. He says this program will allow the Deaprtment to have access to the Federal criminal data base with the expectation they will arrest and prosecute criminal illegal aliens who return to the U. S. after deportation.
Video clips for this blog were selected from a series of Full Disclosure™ programs hosted by Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton on the issue of Immigration Policy over the last ten years. The programs were originally featured on 40 cable systems and video streamed from http://www.fulldisclosure.net/ worldwide on the Internet where cable channels are listed by community and air times.