“Become a Citizen Now!”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/21/naturalization-push-ahead-november-election/

The “Become a Citizen Now!” campaign began in March, hoping to help 5,000 immigrants complete the daunting application process to become citizens and register to vote. It is targeting foreign-born residents who have been in the country long enough to qualify for naturalization in Massachusetts, New York, California, Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

A friend of mine went through the process. She was Greek. I went with her when she took the test (she was so nervous, sweating and freaked out…nowadays that would get her pulled aside by the FBI or TSA and grope searched or something.) and to see her be naturalized with a whole bunch of other people all at once.

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Police Examine Death of Man Who Was Hit by Patrol Car
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/21/nyregion/man-hit-by-police-car-at-bayview-houses-in-brooklyn-dies.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

Evidently, since he wouldn’t stop they made him stop. Not the first time a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcyclist was intentionally bumper thumped.

His poor mom not realizing what happened just outside her door.

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About TripodMA

I went to protests and all I got was this lousy surveillance. Proud parking lot naturalist. My Awards: Time Magazine Person of the Year! 2011 Recipient of the distinguished FBI Out-And-About & Home Visit award FBI Associates Program Nominee 2009-2010 County Parks Taxidermy Squirrel recipient 2009-2010 Don’t Eff With Me and I Won’t Eff With You certificate 2010
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2 Responses to “Become a Citizen Now!”

  1. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing that story, it is so damn sad…Police should never chase people unless they are serial killers, and even then not if it is a safety hazard to the public. I lived in OKC & was afraid to turn my radio up while driving because those fools were so “chase crazy” over anything & so many innocent people were injured. I wrote the Police Chief about Dallas changing their policy & never heard back:( Dallas still is not great about it, but WTF!!!! Why even bother bother to chase a kid over bricks???? He should have just flashed his lights if he was worried it was illegal, not chased over it & use his car as a lethal weapon & excuse. The kid was obviously afraid because he knew he would not be treated fairly. I am lucky because I live in boring Republican Plano, but I must say the upside is we do have an excellent Police Force & amazing Animal Services. I think Police can be undervalued like teachers & we need to pay more & screen more to get the best. But that is usually not a priority:(. Sorry I’m ranting, but that Is crazy f’d up. I’m sick of giving people with no good sense authority to do whatever they want & hide behind a badge for an excuse!!!!

  2. TripodMA says:

    Nah…don’t worry…rant away…that’s what this is here for.
    Usually cops aren’t that fast getting to a call, so I was kinda shocked to read they got there before Tamon was finished loading up the pavers. If they wanted to stop him so badly, they should have gotten their butts out of the car and ran after him…well maybe not because then they would have shot him and the outcome would have been the same … only his mom would have seen him bloody in the hallway. I’ll keep up with the news on this. I’m sure their internal affairs investigation will say the driver acted appropriately…especially if there were no witnesses. I wonder if that’s why the cops were going door to door asking before they did some creative writing in their report.

    I watched a (white) cop on my street once who revved the patrol car and let it lurch about five feet toward these two black guys who were being given the business by three other cops on the street. It was like the cop was trying to scare them into running, being afraid they’d get hit, so that they could play bumper thumper.

    I hear ya…adrenaline junky cops and thug bully cops.

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