Welcome to Maywood, Mexico
This is what is happening in many cities, and not just Maywood, Ca. The La Raza goal for the last forty years is being accomplished.
a population that is 97% Hispanic, more than half foreign born, and 40%
illegal, the Los
Angeles County, Calif., incorporated city of Maywood
has achieved the Reconquista goal. It
is now as lawless and chaotic as any place in Mexico.
Maywood is a warning to every city and town in America.
Maywood City Council announced this week that after years of radical
policies, corruption and scandal, the city was broke and all city
employees would be laid off and essential city services contracted out
to neighboring cities or to L.A. County government.
this happen? Until recently, Maywood was the model for "brown
was the first California city with an elected Hispanic City Council, one
of the first "sanctuary" cities for illegal aliens, the first
city to pass a resolution calling for a boycott of Arizona
after that state passed a law to enforce federal
immigration laws, the first California city to order its police
department not to enforce state laws requiring drivers to have licenses
to drive, the first American city to call on Congress to grant amnesty
to all illegal’s.
meetings were conducted in Spanish. Maywood was the leader in the
peaceful, democratic achievement of the La
Raza goal to take power in the U.S.
of Maywood started out quite differently. Back after World
War II, Maywood was a booming blue-collar town with good jobs, a
multi-ethnic suburb of
25th anniversary in 1949 of Maywood's incorporation as a city, the town
celebrated with a beard-growing contest, a rodeo, and wrestling matches
in City Park. Chrysler operated an assembly plant there until 1971.
early 1970s saw these industrial jobs in aerospace, auto and furniture
manufacturing, and food processing evaporate under the pressure of
higher taxes, increased local and state regulation, and the attraction
of cheaper land and cheaper labor elsewhere.
multi-ethnic Maywood of the post-war years was transformed in the ’80s
and ’90s by wave after wave of Hispanic immigrants, many of them
August 2006, a "Save
Our State" anti-illegal immigration rally in Maywood drew
hundreds of protesters—but a larger number of defenders of illegal
immigration. The pro-illegal protesters carried signs which read
"We are Indigenous ! The ONLY owners of this Continent!" and
"Racist Pilgrims Go Home" and "All Europeans are Illegal
to newspaper reports at the time, objectors to illegal aliens were
subject to physical attacks. A 70-year-old man was "slashed,"
a woman attacked, and cars vandalized. Pro-illegal demonstrators raised
the Mexican flag at the U.S. Post
illegal population and their sympathizers became increasingly
radicalized. Elections to the City Council saw "assimilationist"
incumbent Hispanic council members ousted by La Raza supporting radical
years, the Maywood City Council authorized police
checkpoints to stop drunk driving. Drivers without licenses had
their cars impounded. Illegals in California
cannot get drivers
licenses. By 2005, the number of such impounds were in the
hundreds. A community campaign was launched forcing the City Council to
suspend the checkpoints.
were still being impounded whenever a police traffic-violation stop
resulted in a driver without a license. Felipe
Aguirre, a community activist with Comite Pro-Uno, an "immigration
service center," coordinated a new campaign against any impounds.
He was elected in 2005 to the City Council. He is the mayor of Maywood
and a new majority of the council dismantled the Traffic Department.
Illegals were given overnight-parking permits and impounds stopped. You
didn't need a license to drive in Maywood. The Los
Angeles Times wrote glowingly of this "progress" in a
story entitled "Welcome to Maywood, Where Roads Open Up For
Police Department was restructured by the new council. A new
chief and new officers were hired. Later it turned out that many of the
new officers had previously been fired from other law
enforcement agencies for a variety of infractions. The Maywood
P.D. was known as the "Department of Second Chances."
those hired was a former L.A. Sheriff's deputy terminated for abusing jail
inmates; a former LAPD officer fired for intimidating a witness;
and an ex-Huntington Park officer charged with negligently discharging a
handgun and driving drunk.
L.A. Times called the Maywood Police Department a "haven for misfit
cops." Their story alleged that a veteran officer was extorting sex
from relatives of a criminal fugitive; that another officer tried to run
over the president of the Maywood Police Commission; and that another
officer has impregnated a teenage police-explorer scout.
of corruption and favoritism led to one recall of city
council members and threats of more recalls are heard to this
is represented in the state Senate by Democrat "One Bill" Gil
Cedillo. He earned the nickname by introducing every year in the state
legislature a bill to grant drivers licenses to illegals. Maywood
is represented in Congress by Democrat Lucille
Roybal-Allard, a staunch advocate of amnesty for illegals.
Maywood is broke. Its police department dismantled along with all other
city departments and personnel. Only the city council remains and a city
manager to manage the contracts with other agencies for city services in
is the warning of what happens when illegal immigrants, resisting
assimilation as Americans, bring with their growing numbers the
corruption and the radical politics of their home countries. Add the
radical home-grown anti-Americanism of Hispanic "leaders" and
groups like La Raza and you get schools where learning is replaced with
indoctrination, business and jobs replaced by welfare and gangs, and a
poisonous stew of entitlement politics.
many American communities, this sad tale is all too familiar.
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