I don't think that this "program" was Bakers idea. That's why he didn't enter into it quietly himself. As I recall, Elise Marciano and other members of an anti immigrant slant sent a petition to Councilman Cavo,(Though Councilman Cavo says the program was his suggestion, as he found it doing research on the net). So it was political from the very start. And THAT is why many feel that Chief Baker is being left to deal with a political situation. Yes, had it been done secretly, people who support immigrants rights would have been angry. But, let's not skew the facts here. Cavo made it an issue. It was supposedly "his" suggestion. Did he do it merely for safety concerns? Well, I doubt it. I think that if it WERE such a desperately needed program, then Baker would have considered it himself, BEFORE Cavo "found it on the web" and brought it to the attention of common council. As a police chief, i'm sure he knew of this program before. It was Cavo payin' back his fan base (Elise Marciano, et al) for their aide during the election season, in my estimation.
This person is going to LOVE my television show when I unleash it on local access stations across the state later this year.