Denver Post sets new low for biased, unprofessional reporting
Yesterday, February 22, 2017, I testified before the Colorado House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee on HB17-1134, the Colorado Politician Accountability Act, which would have created a civil remedy against its elected officials for implementing sanctuary city policies.
Due to the massive amount of testimony, The hearing lasted to well past 10 PM. CAIRCO's Stan Weekes presented the huge cost burden of sanctuary cities on American taxpayers. Immigration enforcement experts testified. Former Congressman Tom Tancredo gave a superb testimony on the importance of holding local elected officials accountable for violating U.S. law regarding cooperation with immigration enforcement agencies.
A number of family victims testified whose family members were killed by illegal aliens. It was a sad and very emotional experience.
As was expected, the bill was killed in committee on a 6-3 party-line vote by the Democratic majority.
This morning, I read the Denver 22, 2017 Denver Post article, Immigration debate flares up in Colorado as lawmakers weigh bill targeting sanctuary cities. The first four paragraphs presented the background of the bill and presented information from the committee chair and the bill's sponsor.
The Post article then focused on the translated testimony of a Guatemalan immigrant / illegal alien whose nephew was killed in Guatemala after he was deported back home. There was no quote from the 15 or more witnesses who testified in favor of the bill. Not a single mention of testimony from the six widows and family members of illegal alien crime.
The Post obviously cares more about crime victims in Guatemala than it does about American victims of illegal alien crime.
In my opinion, this is just plain dishonest reporting - at its worst.
Sanctuary city bill aimed at Denver, Aurora and Boulder killed in committee, by Joey Bunch, ColoradoPolitics.com, February 23. 2017:
... House Democrats predictably killed a Republican bill to hold elected officials responsible for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants in a sanctuary city.
The State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee heard six hours of testimony that swung from anger toward undocumented immigrants to a defense of them and human rights. Opponents saw the bill as a step toward stop-and-frisk policies to force people of color to prove their citizenship.
If the bill had passed, an elected official in Colorado could have been arrested for how he or she voted on a policy, or face a civil lawsuit from crime victims or their families...
Republican lawmakers in three other states are considering similar bills. Williams said during the hearing that he will be part of pushing federal legislation, as well...