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Old 07-26-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Funny you should mention this. Prior to the illegal invasion, black men would try to solicit work at a few locations in the DC area. Guess what? They were forced to “move along” by the police. And, there were only a few at a time, not 50 loitering in parking lots all day, and hanging trash from trees.

I recently questioned a police officer I noticed sitting in a parking lot adjacent to a Home Depot where at least 30 men were soliciting work. I asked why this menacing behavior was being tolerated. He told me there was nothing the police can do, because the parking lot is the property of Home Depot. He then told me if they didn’t allow them to remain there, the police would have to deal with the possibility of them being hit by cars. I then asked why, in the past, black men were prohibited from “loitering,” whereas now it’s perfectly acceptable for Hispanics. He said he didn’t know. I just shook my head and drove off.

Oh, when I complained to a manager at Home Depot, he told me there was nothing they can do because the parking lot is not their property.

Interesting situation, cat calls ,urinating in public, tossing trash, graffiti and intimidation. Interesting work "ethics". Or is this cultural?
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Looking for work instead of sitting around being unproductive: "MENACING BEHAVIOR"

You heard it here first!
There's a proper way to look for work, and it's not by hanging around in a parking lot. Obviously you have never endured the catcalls, and remarks directed at women by these men.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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There's a proper way to look for work, and it's not by hanging around in a parking lot. Obviously you have never endured the catcalls, and remarks directed at women by these men.
The proper way isn't by working here illegally either.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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The proper way isn't by working here illegally either.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Looking for work instead of sitting around being unproductive: "MENACING BEHAVIOR"

You heard it here first!
Yes, MENACING BEHAVIOR. I stopped shopping at Home Depot after being followed to my car by a group of “day laborers” after explicitly telling them AT THE EXIT I did NOT need their help. As a woman, it is very intimidating to have a group of men refuse to accept the word NO.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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So you can differentiate between actual menacing behavior and "looking for work," you just decided it was better for your political agenda if you pretended that you couldn't?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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The Texas Transportation Code prohibits anyone from seeking work in public areas so League City Police is simply enforcing the law after looking the other way for years. MALDEF wants a permanent injunction prohibiting the city from enforcing the section of the statute that bans any resident—legal or illegal—from seeking work in public areas. To accomplish this, the race card has conveniently been deployed.
In their complaint the day laborers accuse police of harassing and intimidating them with extensive patrol units and surveillance and threats of citations and arrests because they are Latino. This has unlawfully subjected the day laborers to harsh fines and imprisonment and violated their First and Fourteenth amendment rights under the United States Constitution, according to the complaint. It has also caused them to suffer “economic harm.”

Texas City Sued For Arresting Unruly Day Laborers | Judicial Watch (http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/jul/city-sued-arresting-unruly-day-laborers - broken link)
The City of Garland, Texas opened a new day labor center to handle the issue of day labor workers gathering like this. Garland is known to have a very high illegal population and is considered the largest suburb in the US. You can read basics of it here Day Labor Center Main Page - City of Garland (http://www.ci.garland.tx.us/Home/Departments/Community+Services/Day+Labor+Center/ - broken link). When it first opened the local media did a piece on it and showed the air conditioned facility with TV's, snak bar, etc. There were questions about whether illegals would use it and at first they would not until they heard the word was out it is off limits to attempts at snagging illegals for deportation. Now they can have a nice comfy tax payer paid for facility to help further their illegal presence here.

Since that time more cities around Garland have opened their own day labor centers. They too are off limits for nailing illegals.

Your tax dollars at work!
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The City of Garland, Texas opened a new day labor center to handle the issue of day labor workers gathering like this. Garland is known to have a very high illegal population and is considered the largest suburb in the US. You can read basics of it here Day Labor Center Main Page - City of Garland (http://www.ci.garland.tx.us/Home/Departments/Community+Services/Day+Labor+Center/ - broken link). When it first opened the local media did a piece on it and showed the air conditioned facility with TV's, snak bar, etc. There were questions about whether illegals would use it and at first they would not until they heard the word was out it is off limits to attempts at snagging illegals for deportation. Now they can have a nice comfy tax payer paid for facility to help further their illegal presence here.

Since that time more cities around Garland have opened their own day labor centers. They too are off limits for nailing illegals.

Your tax dollars at work!
I'm surprised the local unions let this happen.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Yes, MENACING BEHAVIOR. I stopped shopping at Home Depot after being followed to my car by a group of “day laborers” after explicitly telling them AT THE EXIT I did NOT need their help. As a woman, it is very intimidating to have a group of men refuse to accept the word NO.
Hmmmm I am ex special forces. I have degrees in 3 martial arts. Having a group of men follow me to my car would raise the hair on the back of my neck. You are justified in your concerns.
What is a shame is that there are scum bags in the world that actually hire these individuals. I am sure they all pay their taxes also.
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Old 07-27-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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I'm surprised the local unions let this happen.
Texas is a business friendly state and the businesses have had enough support to keep union membership low here. One of the problems is the fact that Texas considers employment at will and employers can fire you for any reason or no reason at all. That has a tendency to scare many people away from joining or starting a union shop.

I have never been a big fan of unions because of their previous not so stellar history. However it might well be the time for unions to rise back up again. The American worker has been taking it in the pants quite a bit for the past 20 years and it only promises to get worse for them!
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