Gov. Napolitano Could be Homeland Head; 6 Long Island Teens Charged with Hate Crimes

By Jonathan Adams Nov 21, 2008

Ariz. Governor Tapped to Lead Homeland Security Gov. Janet Napolitano, a fierce opponent to Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration raids, is at the top of President-elect Obama’s list for head of the Department of Homeland Security. New York Times. Iowa Campaign to End Racial Bias in Foster Care "State officials have launched a campaign designed to reduce the disproportionate number of minority children in Iowa’s foster care system, Iowa Department of Human Services Director Gene Gessow said Thursday." Chicago Tribune. 6 Long Island Teens Charged With Hate Crimes After testimony that these young New Yorkers made a sport out of torturing Latino immigrants they called "beaners," 6 of them were charged with hate crimes for the death of Marcelo Lucero, 37, an Ecuadorean immigrant who had lived in the United States for 16 years. New York Times. Some Louisiana Schools Ban Election Talk Reports out of St. Tammany Parish that students were threatened with punishment for discussing the election or saying Obama’s name have many parents and community leaders up in arms. The Times-Picayune.