SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Latino groups in San Jose are threatening to withhold their support of a police gang crackdown unless the cops cut ties with federal immigration agents.

Jose Orta, a community organizer at Sacred Heart said there is fear that deportations will escalate now that the understaffed San Jose Police Department has brought in two agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

”Immigrants are already not cooperating, they are already not reporting crime, and this is going to further deteriorate the relationship between the community and patrol officers,” said Orta.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

He said they will refuse to report crimes to police unless the ICE officers leave town. But Police Chief Chris Moore said the federal agents will be limited to dealing with violent street gangs.

”The fears that some folks in the community have about these folks being used for administrative removals of aliens is not the case, and in fact I wouldn’t allow that to happen,” said Moore.

Community groups will meet Friday to discuss a possible police boycott.

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Comments (13)
  1. Milan Moravec says:

    in 2020 Latino emrollment fell and out of state jumped because of UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau. Boycott Cal Chancellor Birgeneau. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a California public servant, steward of the public money, not overseer of his own fiefdom.

    Recruits (using California tax $) out of state, foreign $50,000 tuition students who displace qualified sons, daughters of Californians from public university
    Spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his & vice chancellors work
    (prominent East Coast University accomplishing same 0 cost).
    University accrues $150 million of inefficiencies over his 8 year reign.
    Pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures.
    In procuring $3,000,000 consultants failed to receive proposals from other firms.
    Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps 2010.
    Tuition to Return on Investment drops below top10.
    NCAA places basketball program on probation: absence institutional control.

    These are not isolated examples: it’s all shameful. There is no justification for such actions by a steward of the public trust. Absolutely none. Like with an addiction, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward correcting it.

    Birgeneau’s practices will not change. UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing must do a better job of vigorously enforcing oversight by President Yudof than has been done in the past to Chancellors who, like Birgeneau, treat the university as their fiefdom.

    Until demonstrable action is swiftly applied to chancellors by the UC Board of Regents/President Yudof, the University of California shouldn’t come to the Governor or public for support for any taxes, additional funding.

    I have 35 years’ consulting experience, have taught at UC Berkeley, where I observed the culture & the way senior management works. No, I was not fired or downsized & have not solicited contracts from Cal.

    1. Milan Moravec says:

      2010 not 2020 !!!!!!!

  2. HooDatIS? says:

    san jose is a loser place

  3. legal resident says:

    so what exactly are the latino groups afraid of? or is it illegal alien groups?

  4. James Greybush says:

    its only the illegals. i think you should need an ID to report crime.

    They shouldn’t have any rights anyway, they are not citizens they are criminals.

  5. Sam Mallory says:

    haha Latino’s with stupid opinions that equal nothing. Keep raising your kids like fools then they will keep making foolish decisions. White kids (the majority that are not wiggers) are usually raised with certain ideas and morals that other cultures don’t accept. We label it as “calling the police” they label it “snitching”. Cultural differences like these are the downfall of our children.

  6. Don Diego says:

    Just another example of how stupid Latinos can be. But what gets me is that they’re actually proud of being stupid. And I might add, I’m a Latino, so don’t get on your high horse and start calling me any of your moronic names.

    1. Don diego says:

      And if you don’t like my post, then eat sh!t and die.

  7. jack says:

    ship them home all illegals,charge their gov.for the cost in advance or take it out of the freebees we send them.

  8. Survival says:

    So Mr. Orta, if “immigratns” are not cooperating with police now (like you said) then how is it that relations will be worse? Oh, do you mean the illeagal immigrants? My folks came here with the law at their sides, not behind them in a green suv. I do not want my tax money going to support Illegal Aliens but I will gladly pay to see them removed by ICE!!!

  9. Legal Sanchez says:

    Here’s how to reduce California’s budget deficit by 75%: deport all illegal immigrants. According to an article I just read, the cost of subsidizing illegal immigrants to California is $21.8 billion, or about $5 per resident annually (37.2 million CA residents). Do the math people.

  10. Bay Area Guy says:

    In the absence of Latino support I suggest we form Groups of citizens from our communities and start patrolling designated areas of the city for illegal aliens and report them and their gang activities to the proper authorities to have them removed. I believe our presence in large numbers walking the streets of our cities would help support the police department’s efforts to reduce gang activities.

    Lets band together people adn take action?

    Who’s with me?

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