More Law Enforcement Obstruction from San Francisco
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The ultra-left city is truly an upside-down universe, when the sheriff declares he wants to ”opt out” of a federal law enforcement program, specifically Secure Communities which assists local jurisdictions with finding criminal aliens in jails. Who could object to checking out prisoners for instances of additional wrongdoing? Only San Francisco, the Queen of Sanctuary Cities!

(See my article The Thin Blue Line Is Compromised at the Top about how political the top cop job is.)

SF sheriff seeks to opt out of immigration program, San Francisco Chronicle, May 18, 2010

San Francisco’s sheriff is seeking to opt out of a federal program that uses the fingerprints of arrestees to check their immigration status.

Sheriff Michael Hennessey sent a letter Tuesday to the California attorney general asking that the state Department of Justice not share the city’s fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities.

San Francisco is scheduled to begin participating in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s so-called Secure Communities program on June 1. Under the program, anyone arrested will have their fingerprints checked against a database used by ICE.

Hennessey says the program conflicts with a San Francisco policy that requires law enforcement to report only those born outside the U.S. who are booked for felonies.

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