All feel-good hype aside, will any of our council members be asking this important question? Will they be satisfied with the answer? Or will they instead take their proper leadership role seriously and actually set police department policy for the city? It might be a first if they do.
Chief Bratton was just on MSNBC right now. He thinks that most local police departments probably won’t go along with Trump on this, and shouldn’t. Our prediction is that the BPD will instead become active and enthusiastic immigration agents for the federal government.
Why? Because it’s in the blood. But as a department they’ll definitely be in the minority here, unless you live in Oklahoma or rural Ohio or some other backwater joint. That’s something to emulate, eh?
Remember, this is the same town which let Tom Angel slide by on his obviously bigoted and incredibly ignorant and hostile emails about Muslims and Mexicans. And without a peep of protest from any of our current council members.
They even let Albano ridiculously claim that none of that noxious crap was sent to other Burbank employees, or came back from any. Yeah, right.
It’s just that kind of town. It’s always been that kind of town.