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Mike

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Law enforcement agencies in Alabama began receiving letters Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Justice cautioning them not to infringe on people's constitutional rights when enforcing the state's immigration law.

The letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, is being sent to all sheriff's offices and police departments in the state that receive federal funds, Justice Department spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said.

Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall and Autauga County Sheriff Herbie Johnson both said they have received copies of the letter.

Montgomery Public Safety Department spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt said the Montgomery Police Department had not yet received the letter.

The letter warns law enforcement agencies that the federal government could terminate federal funds or file lawsuits against agencies that violate civil rights laws.

The letter also states that federal officials might request records from the agencies, including training materials related to the immigration law.

Both Johnson and Marshall bristled at the tone of the letter, which they said came across as threatening.

Marshall said the Sheriff's Office intention is not to target a group of people but to continue enforcing the law as they always have.

"If someone is breaking the law, they are breaking the law," Marshall said.

Johnson, who has been sheriff for 21 years, said he knows by now what he can and can't do as a law enforcement officer.

"It is a disturbing letter to get from an assistant attorney general," Johnson said.

At any rate, he said, the immigration law has faced a number of challenges, some of which remain unresolved.

When the dust settles on those challenges, he said, the Sheriff's Office will "do what is appropriate."

Johnson also said that losing federal funding wouldn't necessarily be that big of a deal for the Autauga County Sheriff's Office.

"I bet you in 21 years, I haven't gotten $25,000 in grants (from the federal government)," Johnson said.
 

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Its time we collectively send a letter to the federal government that due to them violating constitutional rights laws, we will no longer be sending them annual funds (taxes).

Of course the Occupy crowd is free to send theirs if they like. That negative transaction should help speed up the point.
 

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okfarmer said:
Its time we collectively send a letter to the federal government that due to them violating constitutional rights laws, we will no longer be sending them annual funds (taxes).

Of course the Occupy crowd is free to send theirs if they like. That negative transaction should help speed up the point.

We certainly need to do something. This kind of thing can't be ignored.
It's autrocious!
 

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what is the ramifications, if a state,say Kansas, stood up and declared the entire state free from the Federal govt. no taxes, no federal oversites, only State laws, and taxes...and the state ended all Federal funding comming in....
I think you would see businesses flock to that state, and see an economic BOOM.
 

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jigs said:
what is the ramifications, if a state,say Kansas, stood up and declared the entire state free from the Federal govt. no taxes, no federal oversites, only State laws, and taxes...and the state ended all Federal funding comming in....
I think you would see businesses flock to that state, and see an economic BOOM.

Several states tried that back in 1860. It led to a civil war. Not that it's a bad idea or anything. It will indeed take something that strong to get the federal government's attention.
 

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Mike said:
Law enforcement agencies in Alabama began receiving letters Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Justice cautioning them not to infringe on people's constitutional rights when enforcing the state's immigration law.

The letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, is being sent to all sheriff's offices and police departments in the state that receive federal funds, Justice Department spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said.

Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall and Autauga County Sheriff Herbie Johnson both said they have received copies of the letter.

Montgomery Public Safety Department spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt said the Montgomery Police Department had not yet received the letter.

The letter warns law enforcement agencies that the federal government could terminate federal funds or file lawsuits against agencies that violate civil rights laws.

The letter also states that federal officials might request records from the agencies, including training materials related to the immigration law.

Both Johnson and Marshall bristled at the tone of the letter, which they said came across as threatening.

Marshall said the Sheriff's Office intention is not to target a group of people but to continue enforcing the law as they always have.

"If someone is breaking the law, they are breaking the law," Marshall said.

Johnson, who has been sheriff for 21 years, said he knows by now what he can and can't do as a law enforcement officer.

"It is a disturbing letter to get from an assistant attorney general," Johnson said.

At any rate, he said, the immigration law has faced a number of challenges, some of which remain unresolved.

When the dust settles on those challenges, he said, the Sheriff's Office will "do what is appropriate."

Johnson also said that losing federal funding wouldn't necessarily be that big of a deal for the Autauga County Sheriff's Office.

"I bet you in 21 years, I haven't gotten $25,000 in grants (from the federal government)," Johnson said.

Now, how can an illegal alien have any constitutional rights? If they are a non citizen they are not protected by the us constitution, right?
 

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dennybob said:
Mike said:
Law enforcement agencies in Alabama began receiving letters Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Justice cautioning them not to infringe on people's constitutional rights when enforcing the state's immigration law.

The letter, signed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, is being sent to all sheriff's offices and police departments in the state that receive federal funds, Justice Department spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said.

Montgomery County Sheriff D.T. Marshall and Autauga County Sheriff Herbie Johnson both said they have received copies of the letter.

Montgomery Public Safety Department spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt said the Montgomery Police Department had not yet received the letter.

The letter warns law enforcement agencies that the federal government could terminate federal funds or file lawsuits against agencies that violate civil rights laws.

The letter also states that federal officials might request records from the agencies, including training materials related to the immigration law.

Both Johnson and Marshall bristled at the tone of the letter, which they said came across as threatening.

Marshall said the Sheriff's Office intention is not to target a group of people but to continue enforcing the law as they always have.

"If someone is breaking the law, they are breaking the law," Marshall said.

Johnson, who has been sheriff for 21 years, said he knows by now what he can and can't do as a law enforcement officer.

"It is a disturbing letter to get from an assistant attorney general," Johnson said.

At any rate, he said, the immigration law has faced a number of challenges, some of which remain unresolved.

When the dust settles on those challenges, he said, the Sheriff's Office will "do what is appropriate."

Johnson also said that losing federal funding wouldn't necessarily be that big of a deal for the Autauga County Sheriff's Office.

"I bet you in 21 years, I haven't gotten $25,000 in grants (from the federal government)," Johnson said.

Now, how can an illegal alien have any constitutional rights? If they are a non citizen they are not protected by the us constitution, right?

Good Point but you have to remember this is the Democrat Lead Obama Administration Department of Justice and they want to give Constitutional rights to even freaking FOREIGN TERRORISTS that come to the US to blow up legal American citizens. This Federal government is NUTS. I'm guessing they don't what any of the illegals detained as they just might be caught with a AK-47 furnished to them by none other than the US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WITH HOLDERS BLESSING. :roll: This bunch of lunitics need to be sent packing before there is nothing but terrorists and illegals roaming the streets in the US. :mad:
 

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Tam said:
dennybob said:

Now, how can an illegal alien have any constitutional rights? If they are a non citizen they are not protected by the us constitution, right?

Good Point but you have to remember this is the Democrat Lead Obama Administration Department of Justice and they want to give Constitutional rights to even freaking FOREIGN TERRORISTS that come to the US to blow up legal American citizens. This Federal government is NUTS. I'm guessing they don't what any of the illegals detained as they just might be caught with a AK-47 furnished to them by none other than the US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WITH HOLDERS BLESSING. :roll: This bunch of lunitics need to be sent packing before there is nothing but terrorists and illegals roaming the streets in the US. :mad:



Unfortunately Democrats think of "Jurisdiction" in the geographical sense more so than the extent of authority or control


.....that's why they have misinterpreted the 14th.
 
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