The Mayor of Nashville TN, Megan Barry needs to know her place, and attempting to pit police agencies against each other is not it. Ms Barry is known across Tennessee as being ultra liberal, embracing illegals and members of the Muslim community who hold relationships with controversial organizations. Ms. Barry also needs to be reminded she took an oath to protect her entire city, not just those she sympathizes with.
Over a week ago Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began detaining illegals, particularly those with criminal offenses, in the predominant Kurdish community. Groups like the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) who often boast of their relationship with law enforcement, turned on law enforcement by suggesting members of that community not cooperate. Muslim activist Drost Kokoye, a board member of AMAC, and a member of several radical, anti-Jewish, anti-American organizations, was clear they would not go without a fight.
So not only is the community not willing to weed out those here illegally with criminal issues, but Mayor Barry doesn’t want her illegal criminals to be confused if they have police contact. Does Ms. Barry find it offensive the self proclaimed spokesperson for the Kurdish community doesn’t even like America? I do.
Paul Galloway, the director of AMAC doesn’t seem to mind his board member hating America, but he and his group have zero credibility for respecting law enforcement when his AMAC representative says this about police. You know, the police AMAC claims to builds bridges with.
Mayor Barry thinks ICE officers should handle her illegal, sometimes criminal community members with kid gloves, so they dont get confused and ruin her police departments friendship with the community. Perhaps she has forgotten the job of the police is to weed out criminals, not eat breakfast with them. Being a retired police officer, I understand the role police play in communities such as the Kurdish one, however I also understand the importance of not tying officers hands so they can do the job they joined to do. Protect the citizens they promised to. Metro Nashville Police dont deserve to be put in the political middle, they are the best at what they do. Let them do it. Putting a wedge between Federal and local agencies is never a good thing. Here is her entire letter
The fact the Mayor of Nashville TN is more concerned with how illegal criminals are handled rather than brought to justice is disgraceful. Perhaps for every illegal that is detained and deported she loses a vote. We are also supposed to believe the Muslim community weeds out terrorists when they wont even weed out illegals? The farce is unfolding.. stay tuned.