The Star ran a story
Sunday about Don Rosenberg, a
"There's over a million unlicensed drivers in
"Almost all of them are illegal aliens,"
It doesn't take a leap of logic, then, to see that illegal
aliens--some of whom who are learning how to drive "on the job" in
After his son died,
"All the killings, all the tragic accidents, and fifty or sixty thousand fender benders [were] caused by illegal drivers and nobody seemed to care," he said.
That understanding places
"Even the newspapers never talk to the true victims" who lost loved ones or were badly injured, he said.
"They make the victims appear to be the illegal aliens."
"I do not care if he's here legally or illegally, but he
killed my son,"
Galo's immigration status notwithstanding, the passion surrounding the issue of unlicensed drivers is undoubtedly caused by frustration over the government's reluctance to enforce immigration laws.
When the Los Angeles Police Commission and Police Chief Charlie Beck appeared at a town hall event in Northridge, hundreds of people packed the room and one after another criticized LAPD's plan to not impound cars of unlicensed drivers. Rosenberg was one of them.
KTLA reported, "For many, this is clearly tied to illegal immigration."
"If you think this is fair you come down the road and you meet my son at the cemetery and you tell him that this is fair," he lectured. His voice shaking, he noted the irony the commission displayed.
"You're talking about violating the law but you won't allow your rules to be bent?"
Later that day, he told libertarian talk-radio hosts John and Ken that the commission's two-minute rule is "so sacrosanct, you can't break that" but they can ignore a law on the books that puts people's lives in danger without a second thought.
"I feel like I'm on another planet," he said.
When asked by a reporter what his son would think about the