In many places, THAT is called “obstruction of justice” or “obstruction of law enforcement personnel.” To today’s liberals inside and outside the drive-by media, it’s the new Civil Rights movement.
*Pedro and Juanita swam and walked a long way to get here. The least you whiny working people could do is shut up and throw them some Medicaid, some AFDC, and a voter registration card.*
We’ve got sheriffs all over the country — and in big North Carolina counties like Wake, Mecklenburg, and Guilford — who are refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. If they arrest someone they KNOW is illegal, and they KNOW ICE wants them, they’ll purposely turn them loose on bail before ICE agents can arrive. These people sneaked across the border covertly from Mexico and points southward. *Surely, they’ll come back for court. Right? Um, right?*
Well, Speaker Timmy has decided to — for once — stop thinking about his wallet, and start thinking about the future of the state and country. He’s pushing legislation demanding that sheriffs in North Carolina cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Cooperation is nothing new in law enforcement. A lot of crimes get solved, and a lot of bad guys go to jail thanks to interagency cooperation.
Refusing to cooperate with ICE is pure politics and has NOTHING to do with law enforcement itself. It’s part of the twisted agenda of the drum circle crowd that has destroyed Orange, Durham, Wake, Mecklenburg and Buncombe counties and wants to finish off the rest of the state and the country.
Well, the N&O’s reigning selfie-queen “Randy Andy” Specht has taken to Twitter to mock Speaker Timmy. (And we don’t appreciate it. Just like an illegal alien, he’s trying to take OUR JOB.) :
Si, señors y señoritas. Speaker Timmy was on with Miss Laura. The little fella was trying to defend ICE while Randy Andy heckled him from the safety of his highly-secured, but layoff-depleted newsroom. Here’s what ICE says about detainers:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issues detainers and requests for notification to law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to provide notice of its intent to assume custody of an individual detained in federal, state, or local custody. Detainers are placed on aliens arrested on criminal charges for whom ICE possesses probable cause to believe that they are removable from the United States.
A detainer requests that a LEA notify ICE as early as practicable – ideally at least 48 hours – before a removable alien is released from criminal custody and then briefly maintain custody of the alien for up to 48 hours to allow DHS to assume custody for removal purposes. A request for notification requests that a LEA notify ICE as early as practicable – ideally at least 48 hours – before a removable alien is released from criminal custody.
These requests are intended to allow a reasonable amount of time for ICE to respond and take custody of the alien. When LEAs fail to honor immigration detainers or requests for notification and release removable aliens, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.
ICE continues to collaborate with all law enforcement agencies to help ensure that aliens who may pose a threat to our communities are not released onto the streets to potentially reoffend and harm individuals living within our communities. However, in some cases, state or local laws, ordinances or policies restrict or prohibit cooperation with ICE. In other cases, jurisdictions choose to willfully decline ICE detainers or requests for notification and release removable aliens back into the community.
When criminal aliens are released from local or state custody, they have the opportunity to reoffend. ICE is then required to expend extensive resources to mitigate potential risks and make arrests in a community setting. Oftentimes, ICE is unable to locate a released alien before the alien commits a new crime. It can be safer for all involved – the community, law enforcement, and the criminal alien – if ICE officers take custody in the controlled environment of another law enforcement agency.
Refusing to honor these detainers is the willful sabotage of the enforcement of our federal immigration laws. You are thumbing your nose at efforts to secure our borders. And, as ICE says, you’re likely encouraging an extension of a crime spree.
You may not have the evidence to hold the suspect on that B&E charge. But ICE may likely have the goods on him for violating immigration laws — identity theft, that sort of thing.
Let me explain the problem in terms that even Randy Andy and his video game buds can understand. Let’s say someone breaks into Andy’s Wake County apartment and steals his Xbox. Let’s say the suspect flees to Lee County, which has a God-fearing Republican sheriff.
Let’s say Lee County authorities capture the thief with Andy’s Xbox. Let’s say Wake County calls Lee County and says “Hold on to the suspect until we can get there to pick him up. Andy really needs his Xbox back. He’s going through DTs.”
Suppose the Lee County sheriff says “I don’t like that new Wake County sheriff’s political beliefs. So I’m not going to help him.” And he allows the suspect to leave the jail on bail. It’s not that different from the nonsense Andy and his friends are cheering on at the national level with ICE.
It’s also not that different from sheriffs and local governments refusing, in the 50s and 60s, to implement and enforce the federally-initiated Civil Rights actions.
On that front, liberals LOVED to lecture everyone on how important it was to honor and obey the federal authorities. It’s a different story now that the feds are not on the same side of the fence with them.
You actually used to be able to find liberals who respected and appreciated the idea of preserving and defending national security (John F. Kennedy, Scoop Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, Sam Ervin, et. al.). Now, you have to crack open a history book or go to a museum to find one.