Update 3: The "cocos y mangos" guy is back. And it occurs to me that the most likely explanation of what happened to the recyclers is that the local homeowners association complained to the local precinct captain, and he had them chased away. Who knows?
Update 2: The guy who sells "cocos y mangos" at a busy intersection on my commute route is gone now, too.
Update: The regular recyclers have not returned (though I saw a guy in an big, shiny SUV doing it one night). Could it be related to this?
"The Obama administration has said it is on track to remove a record number of illegal immigrants this year..."
Last week there were no "recyclers" in my area. By recyclers I mean the folks who scavenge from recycling and trash bins before the City trucks arrive.
What happened to them? Arrested? Threatened with arrest? Aren't they in bad enough shape already?
And then the other night there was a police "checkpoint" in my area where the police checked for driver's licenses and sobriety.
Now, I'd rather that breathalyzers or some other method of deterring drunk driving were standard equipment in cars than that I be stopped by scary looking young men dressed in black and packing heat and sporting tattoos and shaved heads and badges. But the licenses? Were they trying to pop a few undocumented aliens after the Dodger game, too? Who else drives without a license?
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