White Supremacists Snagged - Where's The CM Press?
The local media this morning reported that 57 white supremacists were arrested in sweeps throughout Orange County. The Los Angeles Times, here, and the Orange County Register, here, had basically the same story - 300 law enforcement personnel though out the county coordinated raids in several cities. Neither mentioned Costa Mesa.
However, our newspaper of record, The Daily Pilot, in a story by Michael Alexander, here, reported that 20 people were arrested in Costa Mesa as a result of raids on 17 locations. If these numbers hold up, this is big news. Nearly a third of the total number of people arrested in these sweeps around the county were snatched up in Costa Mesa. One would think any public spirited resident who professes to be pro-law enforcement would be all over this story.
However, the CM Press - a blog run by a guy who writes essays on far right-wing web sites - is curiously mute on this story. In the past he has been all over any kind of activity that might be a criminal act by the Latinos among us, but here is the biggest law enforcement sweep in my memory in our city going "unreported" by this hypocrite.
As the old saying goes, his silence speaks volumes.
And where, by the way, are the comments from our erstwhile mayor, Allan Mansoor, on this subject? In the past he's been out front whenever a Latino appears to be involved in a crime. You will certainly recall his insensitive comments following the murder of Israel Maciel a few months ago. Where is he on this one?
So, how do we interpret this silence? A cynical person might suspect that the CM Press is in support of those folks arrested, so wants to downplay it. Having read most of his essays in the past few years, he certainly does seem to be a kindred spirit to those white supremacists arrested.
This should give those 10,122 people who voted for Mansoor in the recent election some food for thought.