Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
What do you think would happen if you decided to go and check out the local meeting-place used by your local population of
illegal aliens "documentation-challenged" construction workers? Say you brought your camera along to help get an idea of what was going on, and even went so far as to speak with the management of the actual business that is being harmed "enhanced" by the hordes of loitering masses standing outside, and he told you that the police regularly ignored his pleas for help in combatting presumably-still-unlawful loitering. [Ed.:—After a quick check, I can confirm that loitering is, in fact, still illegal in Virginia.]
Would you have guessed, "The police will pull you over and threaten you with violence?" Because in a similar situation here in Northern Virginia, that's exactly what happened:
I ran some errands, and on the way home, I was pulled over by Officer Sanchez of the Prince William County Police Department who read me the riot act and told me that the police had gotten a complaint. According to Officer Sanchez, I had screamed racial epithets at the day laborers, said I was counting them to see how many buses it would take to ship them all back to Mexico, and “racially profiled” them. All of this was on a recording somehow that I wasn’t allowed to hear. Although he wasn’t at all interested in my account of what happened (in police circles I am told this is a practice referred to as “collecting evidence” or “questioning a suspect”, which is something they apparently do from time to time), he explained that he had twenty five witnesses that would testify to this. [Ed.:—Yes, but without legal identification or documentation, would any court accept such testimony?] For some reason, and despite this apparently overwhelming body of evidence that an offense had been committed, I was not given a summons or taken into custody. He told me I shouldn’t ever return there because it would put me at great risk for being assaulted or killed. That’s right — he didn’t say there would be anything done about those who might pose a threat to the life of a law-abiding citizen, his advice was for me to not be in the vicinity of a problem that the Police Department was studiously ignoring. I guess this mindset is what may have emboldened the SUR-13 gang to start spray-painting their tags all over the public schools in my neighborhood.
There you have it, folks—Our government no longer exists to protect "Americans." But hey, we've been teaching our kids in public schools for at least
the past 20 years that there's no such thing
as an "American," so what in the world did you expect
Welcome to the brave new world, where lawlessness is
the new law.