Anne Kirkpatrick, Chief of Police for the city of Oakland, is coming under heavy fire from liberals after doing the most unthinkable thing you can imagine: her job.
Kirkpatrick recently helped some federal agents arrest an illegal immigrant, which means she was fulfilling her duty to uphold the law, but unfortunately, Oakland is a sanctuary city.
You can guess how this all went over, right?
According to Kirkpatrick’s account, she sent her officers to assist federal ICE agents in a human trafficking operation in August, but informed the federal officials that her officers would not be making any arrests. Instead, the Oakland officers simply engaged in traffic enforcement, blocking the streets for the immigration agents so they could continue their operation safely. Oakland officers did not participate in the operation itself.
During the trafficking bust, two adults were detained — one of whom is now undergoing deportation proceedings, according to SFGate.com. Though it is unclear whether Kirkpatrick had any prior knowledge that federal agents would be detaining an illegal immigrant, city officials questioned why no criminal charges were ever filed after a task that was designated a human trafficking operation.
Kirkpatrick told residents in a September town hall meeting that her officers did not engage in any investigation pertaining to illegal immigrants.
After a formal complaint from a city commissioner and questioning from angry city council members, Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson confirmed to SFGate.com that the matter was now the subject of an internal investigation and she could not comment further.
What kind of country do we live in where a law enforcement official gets reprimanded for doing their job to uphold the law? That makes little to no sense whatsoever.
Crossing into our nation without permission — the very definition of “illegal” — is against the law here in the United States, which means its a crime. There are reasons such laws exist.
Many criminal elements from Mexico have crossed the border to set up shop selling all sorts of drugs, participate in human trafficking, and other assorted unpleasantness that puts our citizens and their safety at risk.
Now don’t get it twisted. We here in America do want immigrants from all over the world. The more the merrier, as they often bring their skills, talents, and abilities to our nation which helps us grow and become better. However, you need to come here the right away.
This shows us that you actually want to be here and participate in the American way of life, to contribute and make the country a better place to live.
Let’s hope people wake up from this insanity sometime soon.