In response to those that wish to make our Houston Police Department an I.C.E. arm (Homeland Security's Immigration Customs Enforcement), Houston City Council Member Carol Alvarado is spearheading the effort to organize Houstonians to defeat this ill-advised attempt to amend the City of Houston Charter. The Alvarado led organizational vehicle is called Protect Houston (a web page is currently being constructed at www.protecthouston.com.) A communitywide meeting has been scheduled for next Monday, July 24. The following is the text of the invitation that is being sent throughout the city.
In order to protect all Houstonians, it is imperative that the Houston Police Department maintain a respectful, professional and trusting relationship with the residents of all of the city's many neighborhoods and among all of the city's diverse ethnic communities.
This ill-advised city charter referendum threatens to divide the people of our diverse and welcoming community; tie the hands of the professional men and women who serve in our police department; and stigmatize the City of Houston in the eyes of the nation and the world.
You are invited to attend and participate in a community meeting to help develop a strategy to defeat this mean spirited assault on our community.
The MiniMan then kind of tried to make niceties with me and informed me that some of his best friends, errrr, here it comes, were American citizens of "Latin" descent. "Latin" descent? Get a rope!
I have to give props to the Chron's golf writer, Steve Campbell, for yesterday's piece on the British Open that is being held this week at a course called Royal Liverpool. Campbell peppered his piece with 21 Beatles references - very entertaining. For Beatles fans, it is a must piece read.
I wonder how many times Tiger is going to have to use his Norwegian Woods, awwwwww?