Government school students suspended for wearing clothing with Confederate flag say they will continue
A feud is unfolding over whether Dayton should take in immigrant children from Central America who have been crossing the border by the tens of thousands in recent months.
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is facing off against Congressman Mike Turner and local politicians. The Democratic Whaley says the numbers of young children coming into the U.S. alone from central America constitute a humanitarian crisis.
When the federal government contacted her in early July about potentially housing some of them temporarily, she said—of course.
This week’s ‘Say What?’ asks local folks about the southern border crisis. More than 50,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the country illegally and the number is forecast to reach 90,000 by year’s end.
Dayton’s Mayor Nan Whaley has told us she favors relocating children here, and she urges Congress to pass President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion for immigrant services. But others demand that the borders be closed immediately and many favor sending children back to their home countries.
How long before we see a rise in crime? Please call the Dayton mayor, Nan Whaley, and let her know they need to be shipped back where they came from.
Here is her contact information:
City Commission Office
City Hall, Second Floor
101 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Email: Mayor Nan Whaley
A lawsuit challenging Dayton’s traffic cameras will be announced this afternoon. The suit targets the red light and speed cameras run by Redflex Traffic Systems. Attorney Michael Allen said he believes the cameras are “more about raising revenues for cash strapped municipalities than improving traffic safety” because drivers don’t have a “fair chance” to defend themselves against citations.
I hope this works. They create accidents rather than prevent them.
I’ve been against them from the beginning. I’ve spoken with officials in Kettering and in Dayton, and they both say that it causes more trouble than it’s worth. You can’t face your accuser for one. That alone should warrant these being taken down.
It’s a drop in the bucket, but every one counts.