In America, the police are here to protect your rights," Rutherford said, pausing while his remarks were translated to the mostly Hispanic audience. "They don't have to turn to MS 13 or some other group to protect them."
MS 13, a street gang with roots in Los Angeles' El Salvadoran community, is growing in numbers in the South as Hispanic populations grow, according to the National Alliance of Gang Investigators' Associations.
Rutherford said police intelligence units learned last year that there was a possibility MS 13 members were being contacted to provide protection after a series of assaults on Hispanics who roomed together in Jacksonville apartments and residences.
That is why this unit had to be started now," he said.
We wonder from here in Georgia which other crimes Sheriff Rutherford will ignore to make his job easier, and which rights Americans have in his area. Apparently not the right to equal protection under the law.
"In America, the police are here to protect your rights"...indeed.
Note from D.A. King to Sheriff Rutherford: you are a coward and a disgrace to your uniform. My grandfather was a beat cop in Detroit from the late 1920's until the early 1960's. He died at age 96 with more integrity in his little finger than you have shown here. I am glad that he did not live to see your shameless actions.
Maybe that "anti-litter" initiative will make the citizens you are sworn to protect forget this ridiculous and shameful act of collusion...eh? Not if I can help it, you are now a pet cause here.
While the rights of Americans are being violated every day in Jacksonville, Florida by the illegal aliens, we now see that a head law enforcement officer has decided that if you are Hispanic and in the U.S. illegally, you have more rights than those pesky Americans who are expected to obey the same set of laws.
Sadly, it will only be a matter of time before we are forced to add another name to the NO MORE DEATHS page here because of Rutherford's cowardice.
Which gangs do Americans turn to to protect themselves? Contact Sheriff Rutherford here. I will.