With help of disc jockeys, police seek Latinos' trust
Two popular Willamette Valley disc jockeys soon will bring their Spanish-language radio show to listeners from inside a Salem police car.
Beginning next month, KWIP (880 AM) "La Campeona" DJs Don Angel and Jose Alfaro will join the Salem Police Department in a campaign to reach out to the growing Spanish-speaking community by riding with police on patrol and reporting their adventures to listeners
Confusion and mistrust about the role of local police has hampered other forms of outreach to Latinos, he said.
"We hosted one program to teach about drug awareness, and a lot of people were afraid to come because they thought we were going to deport them," Moore said. "Our job is not to deport people."
"We are very pleased that they are interested in this community," Alfaro said. "Sometimes (Latinos) make mistakes simply because they do not know or understand the rules and laws."
Are you calling Latinos stupid? Are they dumber than the general population who is expected to know and understand the rules and the law?
Oh wait, this isn't about Latinos it's about criminal aliens. And for the record, it's not that they don't "know or understand" the law, they simply don't care about breaking it.
This is a waste of police time and resources. "Reaching out" to a community of criminals while saying "our job is not" to enforce the law is absolutely disgusting.
Saying that Latinos are "confused" and "mistrust" police is a completely racist statement. It's the criminal aliens who, being lawbreakers, don't trust law enforcement. Although it appears their distrust is misplaced, law enforcement just wants to "educate" them and maybe find them some social services.