Donald Trump may have risen to White House stature by riding, in part, a wave of deportation plans for illegals – but Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he’s having none of it, and that no matter what laws may come from the new administration regarding immigration, his city would remain steadfastly sanctuary in status.
Just to clarify: So one of the city’s top law enforcement officials has announced he’s not going to abide law.
How very like a liberal. The left’s always crying about justice and equality, but when laws upholding justice and equality counter their visions of progressive-slash-socialist nirvana, the laws be hanged.
It’s special agenda at all costs.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday that he has no plans to change the LAPD’s stance on immigration enforcement, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to toughen federal immigration laws and deport millions of people upon taking office.
“For decades, the LAPD has distanced itself from federal immigration policies. The LAPD prohibits officers from initiating contact with someone solely to determine whether he or she is in the country legally, mandated by a special order signed by then-chief Daryl Gates in 1979. During Beck’s tenure as chief, the department stopped turning over people arrested for low-level crimes to federal agents for deportation and moved away from honoring federal requests to detain inmates who might be deportable past their jail terms.”On Monday, Beck said he planned to maintain the long-standing separation.
“‘I don’t intend on doing anything different,’ he said. ‘We are not going to engage in law enforcement activities solely based on somebody’s immigration status. We are not going to work in conjunction with Homeland Security on deportation efforts. That is not our job, nor will I make it our job.’”
Well, isn’t that special – Beck gets to choose which laws he abides and which he doesn’t, despite being in the business of upholding law and order and arresting those who don’t.
It’s an interesting sidenote that it’s a hop and skip away, in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, where a young woman named Kate Steinle was brutally murdered in broad daylight be a previously deported illegal immigrant with a felony background who – listen up, Beck – reportedly told officials he was living in the community for the simple reason it offered him refuge from a deportation storm.
Also of interesting note: It was this case in particular that fueled Trump’s rise in the polls, setting him apart from the other primary candidates and giving him cause to talk about the one issue he saw as crucial to the fate of America: border security.
But there’s this, from the L.A. Times:
“More than 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants in the country without legal status live in Los Angeles County, according to the Migration Policy Institute.”
Bravo, Beck. Bravo. Let’s hope your dig-in of sanctuary over sanity sells as well with family members of the next victim of illegal-on-citizen murder as it does with the crony leftists who keep you in your post.