Tom Mountain: somebody’s going to die

Tom Mountain: somebody’s going to die

Somebody is going to die. As a direct consequence of Newton’s decision to become a sanctuary(-lite) city, a brown person is going to kill a Newton resident. That’s the conclusion of Chair of the Newton Republican Committee, Tom Mountain, in a column posted...

Do you support Newton’s new proposed ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance?

On the heels of a contentious debate about whether or not Newton should become a sanctuary city, Newton Mayor Setti Warren, Former Mayor David Cohen, Police Chief David MacDonald and 18 City Councilors docketed a compromise “Welcoming City” draft ordinance on Friday. The ordinance will be in committee Wednesday and go to the full City Council in three weeks

Do you support or oppose the new compromise?

Dueling ‘sanctuary city’ ordinances headed to Newton City Council


Last Thursday, Mayor Setti Warren, Police Chief David MacDonald and City Council President Scott Lennon  filed an ordinance to address concerns how police and city officers interact with undocumented immigrants.

One day later, seven city councilors filed a different “sanctuary city” ordinance.

The TAB’s Jonathan Dame explains the differences here.

Mayor, police chief: Sanctuary city ordinance not necessary. Norton: Yes it is

From this week’s Newton TAB..

Mayor Setti Warren and Chief David MacDonald said Newton’s current practices were already in keeping with those of other “sanctuary city” communities, releasing a policy statement clarifying that Newton police officers do not proactively take action on immigration matters.

and …

“There is definitely still going to be an ordinance filed,” Ward 2 Councilor Emily Norton said. “A bunch of us have heard from constituents wanting some demonstration of leadership from their elected officials in the wake of the election to reassure people who may be feeling unsure, or unsafe even, in this new reality.”

City Dems call on Newton to become a sanctuary city

Here’s a press release from the Newton Democratic City Committee …

December 1, 2016–Newton, MA: Nearly 200 Democratic activists unanimously called upon the City of Newton to pass a TRUST ordinance, also commonly referred to as a sanctuary city provision, to increase public confidence in local law enforcement by providing clear guidelines associated with federal immigration enforcement, arrests, and detentions.

At the meeting of the Newton Democratic City Committee which

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