As I was walking around Downtown Los Angeles today, there were gangs of masked Hispanic Los Angeles Unifed School District students loitering about making threatening gestures and remarks. Later, I learned that these same gangs have stopped traffic along the Harbor Freeway (110 Freeway) and neighboring streets. All in "protest" of the Sesenbrenner bill.
This is their city now, I thought to myself. They can burn it or preserve it. We have no say. They have the demographics on their side.
The Senate must have been receiving the same intelligence. Moments ago, fearing another riot in Los Angeles, the Senate scoffed at the Sesenbrenner bill and voted in favor of the President's "guest worker" program.
Peace in Los Angeles -- for now. But at what cost?