Letter: Governor, liberal sheriffs turning prisoners loose

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 25, 2019

I thought I wouldn’t live to say this, but respect for law enforcement in our country is circling the drain of the abyss. This looming catastrophe has roots within some circles thought impossible just a few short years ago.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes has every reason to be concerned about released felons being dumped onto the streets. The Post’s Shavonne Walker and Josh Bergeron covered this very well (“Police chief concerned about prisoners released locally”).

As potentially dangerous as this may prove to be, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, along with “his” party-line vote within the N.C. legislature, ensuring that liberal sheriffs like Garry McFadden of Mecklenburg have the right to deposit illegal immigrant felons onto our local streets may be more perilous.

McFadden, and others, have been doing it while Republicans are trying to protect our citizens. Sheriffs running background checks prior to releasing these dangerous criminals may prove worthless, as many of these “illegals” come here from countries lacking decent — if any — record keeping.

Last year, ICE took enough illegal drugs off our streets to kill every person in this country, twice. Every year, ICE saves hundreds of children from kidnappers and abusers. They have saved hundreds of women from sex trafficking and risk their lives every day to remove dangerous criminals, as Gov. Cooper and liberal sheriffs turn ’em loose.

Republicans’ efforts to keep our communities safe was vetoed by Cooper, as ICE agents are referred to as “Nazis” by the left. I knew this would happen the day Cooper was elected.

Assaulting law enforcement officers — while liberal politicians turn a blind eye — in this nation was all started with a lie of “hands up, don’t shoot” by President Obama and Eric Holder in Ferguson, Missouri.

To our great law enforcement, stay safe. We’re backing you up.

— Randy Biggerstaff