Skip to comments.Baca Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders To Immigration [Misdemeanors Ignored!]
Posted on 12/05/2012 7:24:37 PM PST by Steelfish
Baca Will No Longer Turn Over Low-Level Offenders To Immigration December 5, 2012 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said Wednesday he will no longer honor requests from federal authorities to detain suspected illegal immigrants arrested for low-level crimes, a reversal from his previous support of the controversial Secure Communities program.
Until recently, Baca has been adamant about complying with the federal requests, arguing that they were mandatory. He was the most outspoken opponent of a bill called the Trust Act, which would have required California law enforcement to disregard the requests in many cases.
A Baca spokesman said the change was prompted by a legal directive issued by California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday indicating that compliance with the federal requests is at the discretion of sheriffs' and police departments.
The change may not take effect immediately. Baca has directed his staff to flesh out the details of the new policy, which would apply only to those arrested for misdemeanors. It would still require jailers to honor federal detention requests for those accused of serious or violent crimes.
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Hmm. Doesn’t this sheriff’s name mean “idiot” in Japanese . . . ?
Willful and deliberate treason.
“Hmm. Doesnt this sheriffs name mean idiot in Japanese.”?
Exactly. And 0bummer’s step father in Indonesia “lolo” means crazy in Hawaiian
Makes me wonder just what they’ve got on him.
When it’s HIS people involved, the “sheriff” ain’t gonna do his job. Figures. This country is in big trouble when tin horn, two bit “sheriffs” start making their own laws.
Not going to be in LA unless absolutely necessary. The insane are running the asylum.
Has anyone noticed that ‘laws’ have recently been reduced to ‘suggestions’?