Section 1252(c) of the “Aliens and Nationality” laws is titled: “Authorizing State and local law enforcement officials to arrest and detain certain illegal aliens.” The section authorizes state and local law enforcement officials “to arrest and detain an individual who— (1) is an alien illegally present in the United States; and (2) has previously been convicted of a felony in the United States and deported or left the United States after such conviction.”
But in OZ:The city of New York’s Commission on Human Rights has decided that illegal aliens need more protection from the law than American citizens. So they passed an ordinance that not only makes it illegal to threaten to call immigration authorities on a suspected illegal, but you could be fined $250,000 just for saying “illegal alien.”
This is not The Onion.
You can call an American anything you want — any vile, vulgar, obscenity in the book — and not be punished for it. This ordinance would seem to grant extraordinary protections to those in the United States illegally.
A woman candidate prefers 76 degrees. New York Democratic gubernatorial female candidate Cynthia Nixon’s campaign requested that the auditorium where she will debate New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday be kept at 76 degrees.
Many spaces are “notoriously sexist when it comes to room temperature, so we just want to make sure we’re all on the same page here,” Nixon’s chief strategist Rebecca Katz stated in an email, according to The New York Times.
The campaign made the request to WCBS-TV, the radio station hosting the debate that will take place at Hofstra University in Long Island, reported the National Review.
Homeless moved: Dozens of wealthy residents packed into a community meeting to voice their anger over the decision to move 150 homeless men into the former Park Savoy Hotel, NY1 reports. The residents are concerned that the move will increase crime and decrease property values in their neighborhood on “billionaires row.”
“How are these poor people, whose only livelihood is in one bag, deal with a $6 coffee and a $15,000 dress on the windows of Fifth Avenue?” asked one resident, a middle-aged man with a foreign accent. “Aren’t we breeding crime by doing this?” he asked, earning applause from the audience.
Yeah, well, maybe you should have thought of that in the voting booth when you re-elected de Blasio, buddy. More liberal angst:
NY residents mobilize: Some residents have formed a group, the West 58th Street Coalition, to oppose the homeless shelter in their neighborhood, CBS2 reports. CBS2 identified the coalition’s leader as Suzanne Silverstein, a fashion executive who is the president of upscale women’s fashion line Parker NY, according to her Linkedin profile. “This is a tourist area. Can you imagine you are like next door, you have the best hotels in New York City, you destroy that in order to help 150 people,” said restaurant owner Maria Loi, according to CBS2. The New York Times has described Loi as a “celebrity chef.”
Firenze Sage: What is sauce for us gooses is sauce for them ganders.