According to the Chron, Houston City Council Member Mark Ellis wants the Houston Police Department (HPD) to start enforcing immigration laws. Guess they got jaywalking under control. Ellis, who is a nice fella, is a Repub. Some folks expect him to get into the Senate District 7 race. Guess immigrant bashing plays well in a GOP primary - Commentary said so last week. How about a compromise? Let's divert HPD patrol units from the city part of SD 7 and send them to North Shepherd Drive and Gulfton so they can do their roundups. Then when SD 7 city folks start seeing an increase in burglaries, red light running, jaywalking, and other criminal activity, we'll see if the policy shift is a good idea.
July 25, 2005, 9:00AM