Tucson Police Policy Spurs KQTH's Justice Into Action
November 12, 2007 at 5:42 AM (PT)
A rally and campaign organized by JOURNAL Talk KQTH (104.1 THE TRUTH)/TUCSON morning host JON JUSTICE made headlines in the ARIZONA city FRIDAY as about 100 protestors ripped the police department's policy not to call immigration officials to schools and churches.
The controversy erupted when a student at CATALINA HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL was investigated for pot possession and, after his family arrived, the police determined that they were illegal immigrants and called BORDER PATROL agents to deport them. "The bottom line was they had a policy, and they're trying to make it sound like 'oh, we can't enforce immigration policy,'" said JUSTICE to CBS affiliate KOLD-TV.
JUSTICE tells ALL ACCESS that he's been able to gather 400 signatures on a petition protesting the police policy in just one morning. The station has posted audio from the shows about the incident at 1041thetruth.com.