In latitudinarian Amherst, Massachusetts, the local legislative body makes a decision: "The 254th Annual Town Meeting ... easily adopted a resolution addressing the Secure Communities program ...
Under the Secure Communities program, fingerprints taken from a criminal are turned over to the FBI, who share them with the Department of Homeland Security.
But according to the resolution adopted, police and town officials to the 'extent permissible by law, shall not participate in federal law enforcement programs relating to immigration enforcement, including but not limited to, Secure Communities, and cooperative agreements with the federal government under which town personnel participate in the enforcement of immigration laws ... ' "
Even card-carrying liberals, like Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX and in the photo), support this program.
I hope the Amherst PD blows off this anti-S-Comm directive.
P.S. The woman who promoted this idiocy - Ruth F. Hooke - is also the ol' gal who lobbied to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to Amherst.
She should be forced to relocate to Nuevo Laredo if she proposes another one of these 'put-innocent-people-at-risk' petitions.
Update: Video of Ruth (who is in her eighties) being a busybody.