In what is supposed to be some major expose, a website called The Appeal found and published a bunch of posts from a private Facebook group this week. The group is populated by members of the California Highway Patrol, and The Appeal was horrified by what they found inside. Namely, police officers saying they weren’t going to let the idiot liberals in Sacramento prevent them from doing what was right – cooperating with federal immigration authorities, giving them backup when necessary, and generally protecting the welfare of the state’s residents.
Here are the posts that particularly concerned the libs over at The Appeal:
The Facebook comments obtained by The Appeal were part of a discussion started on Oct. 2, when a retired California Highway Patrol officer posted a question in a private group also named California Highway Patrol.
“Are CHP officers being prohibited from working with ICE?” the retired officer asked. Multiple current and retired CHP officers replied that they are willing to break the law to help ICE deport people.
“We were told do not call them,” CHP Officer Tony Ramborger wrote in response to the question. “I said BS i will call them if I get a load vehicle,” he continued, referring to a car containing drugs or other contraband. “That A-hole in sacto can charge me and I will have the weight of the federal gov. When i am found not guilty i will sue for wrongful termination and go to work for Fox news.”
“Well, Ironically enough I backed 3 ICE units up this morning on Bell St.,” CHP Officer Chris Kelly wrote in the comment thread.
One officer who took part in the Facebook discussion, Marc Lobdell, wrote that although officers are not supposed to collaborate with ICE, “There’s ways around stupid-ass liberal state policy.”
Lobdell wrote, “By the end of my career, [Border Patrol] knew to always pull in behind when they saw me on a traffic stop. They are fully aware of the bullshit state policy and that ‘real’ officers hate it.”
Naturally, the immigrant-lovers at The Appeal ran to the Democrats to tattle on these officers, who are doing their best to protect and serve in an anti-cop environment that prizes illegal immigrants over actual citizens. Nothing seems to have come of it, though, and hopefully that will continue to hold true. These cops should be held up as heroes for their willingness to thumb their nose at idiotic legislation that violates federal law, public safety, and common sense.
“These brazen admissions cry out for investigation, accountability and action,” said Jon Rodney, a spokesperson for the Immigrant Defense Project. “How many abuses of power did these officers commit, and how many Californians did they tear from their communities?”
Cry us a river. Law enforcement officers tear people away from their communities all the time. That’s the nature of putting someone in jail. This is what we do when someone is engaged in illegal activity. You know, like entering a country without authorization.
Hats off to these cops. We hope there’s more of them.