I am a police officer in a large suburb outside of Grand Rapids, MI. I’m not going to name the police department, for obvious reasons.
Just to let you know, I am a fervent follower of the Lord Jesus and a firm Constitutionalist, neither trait will win you any awards in a government job.
Whenever I run across information on an illegal immigrant, I write a report and forward the information to ICE. I do not arrest the person, even though I do think I would have the authority. I believe that it is ICE’s responsibility, since the Constitution charges the federal government with protecting national security and with the protection of our borders.
I was taken aside by my supervisor after a discussion about illegal immigration with him and several other officers and I was ordered to “ask permission” to write any reports about illegal immigration in the future.
I considered this to be an unlawful order, so I spoke with my union rep and he agreed. However, I have not been ordered to not write these reports yet, only ordered to “ask permission”, so I have not pressed the issue.
My question to you and the iOTWreport community is this:
Do you, as citizens, want local police officers to report illegal immigration to the Feds? Do you want police officers to butt out of a federal issue? Do you think police administrations should be able to order their officers to not take reports about crimes?
I think I know what the answers will be but I’d like to open the discussion. Also, I want to assure you and your readers that there are cops out there that believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, freedom, liberty, responsibility and in the greatness of America and her people. Cops who will do what they can to uphold true justice. We are being systematically weeded out. We are a dying breed. But we are out here.
Please pray for us. Support us. Help us to take a stand. Be vocal. Get involved. I feel like an island at times. A lone light in a world full of darkness. We need the good people of this country to stand. Stand up for what is right. What is just.