Yesterday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to approve $3 million for legal help for illegal aliens facing deportation, but they barred those who have violent criminal pasts.
Emi MacLean, an attorney with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told the L.A. Times that it's wrong to not include the violent criminals:
"This county’s proposal would define people by their worst act."
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl also wished there was a way to include the violent ones:
“Many people have paid their dues to society — have paid their price and served their time. I simply want to speak up for those people.”
Wow! She actually said that. She wants to speak up for violent criminals!
The L.A. Justice Fund also includes an additional $5 million from private groups.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger was the only Supervisor opposed to the creation of the fund. She said in a statement:
“County taxpayers should not be forced to bear the cost to provide free legal representation for those facing deportation."
She's the only voice of reason on the Board right ow, but her ideas will never be heard because the rest of the Board is filled with pearl-clutching morons who think they're standing up for justice.
What a huge slap in the face this is to everyone who pays taxes in L.A. County.