Rahm Emanuel: The Renegade Mayor of a Renegade City

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Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to sue the Department of Justice because it’s asking the Chicago Police Department to obey the law perfectly illustrates the dangerous disdain the modern Left has for normal Americans.

On July 25, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked all cities, states, and territories applying for a very specific federal law enforcement grant to adhere to three new, very reasonable measures: To openly communicate with the Department of Homeland Security, to allow DHS officers to meet with locally-held prisoners who live in the country illegally and have been arrested for non-immigration related crimes, and to give the Department 48 hours notice before releasing such prisoners.

These are fairly simple, practical, common sense requirements – which the vast majority of cities and states gladly meet. Of course, federal, state, and local agencies should talk to and work with one another to enforce our laws. Federal agents shouldn’t be expected to consult a crystal ball to track down and deport people here illegally who are committing crimes – especially since local police know better than anyone about criminal aliens operating in their communities.

Yet, Mayor Emanuel is defending Chicago’s so-called sanctuary status, claiming that these requirements, “sow fear in local immigrant communities and ultimately make the people of Chicago less safe.”

Really? Chicago – where 4,331 people were shot and 762 were killed last year – will be less safe?

Who exactly does the Mayor think will be made safer if local police let criminal noncitizens back on the streets instead of cooperating with federal authorities to deport them?

I agree with Hispanic 100 Spokesman Steve Cortez, who says cities like Chicago deserve a different title. Cortez made the case on Fox & Friends last week saying, “it’s not sanctuary for the victims of these crimes, it’s not sanctuary for the cops who have to deal with known criminals… I’d rather call them renegade cities.”

Cortez did not stop there though. After calling Chicago “the most dangerous city, in the Western world,” he pointed out that Emanuel is a renegade mayor, as well.

“Instead of worrying about protecting the children of Chicago, he’s worried about protecting known criminal illegal immigrants – that’s a renegade action,” Cortez said.

Chicago is not alone.

The Washington Times reported in March there were nearly 500 states, cities, counties, or other jurisdictions across the country that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

That only accounts for about 2 percent of all cities, counties and states, but this is a big problem because these renegade jurisdictions potentially serve as safe havens for dangerous international crime gangs, such as MS-13, that endanger all our communities.

These gangs pose significant threat to American citizens. As I explain in my #1 New York Times best-selling book Understanding Trump, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment the most dangerous and significant drivers of drug-related crime in the United States are multinational cartels from Mexico.

The DEA reported that the foundation of these cartels is the network of people who run the drug trade infrastructure inside U.S. borders. Specifically, the DEA said, “Actual members of Mexican TCOs are usually sent to important U.S. hub cities to manage stash houses containing drug shipments and bulk cash drug proceeds.”

Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Sessions struck exactly the right tone.

Now, if you led an international drug cartel, would you set up shop in a city where your undocumented gang members would be deported upon arrest or one like Chicago, where local police looked the other way once you made bail?

Mayor Emanuel would like us to believe that he is concerned about the safety of his citizens, but his lawsuit is nothing more than a political charade. He is literally welcoming more criminals to the streets of Chicago.

In his response to the lawsuit, Attorney General Sessions struck exactly the right tone.

“They have demonstrated an open hostility to enforcing laws designed to protect law enforcement — Federal, state, and local — and reduce crime, and instead have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents… No amount of federal taxpayer dollars will help a city that refuses to help its own residents,” Sessions said.

Hopefully, the other renegade states, cities, and counties in our nation will heed the Attorney General’s warning and leave their renegade ways behind them.

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  • 17 thoughts on “Rahm Emanuel: The Renegade Mayor of a Renegade City

    1. Ronald Proffit:

      While mention of the late, former Mayor Daly is a valid point, it just scratches the surface, and not especially deeply.

    2. There are two sides of the story here. On the one hand, it is in “the interest of justice” if illegal aliens know they can report criminal activity that they are not part of, report crime against themselves, and testify in criminal case without fearing they will be deported for stepping forth. On the other hand, if an immigrant, legal or illegal, is subject to a hold by ICE because they are due to deportation for criminal acts, other than being in the country illegally, the police should surrender them to ICE. This includes when the cops detain someone and run a records check to see if there is paper on them and finds out they are in this country illegally and have deportation holds for criminal activity in them.

      For example, Let us consider The notorious El Paso Texas Transvestite Undocumented Alien case. A transgender illegal alien went to the El Paso County Court house to get a protective order against her boyfriend. Said boyfriend knew there was a deportation order on her and told Ice she would be at the Courthouse if they wanted to take her there. ICE followed up on this and seized the notorious EPTUA. Obviously, Illegal aliens should not have to fear something like this.

      The rest of the story. Notorious EPTUA was awaiting trial on state and federal mail fraud charges at the time all this was happening. Quite disingenuously EPTUA told the immigration judge she realized she had done wrong and was ready to return to her home country and start over clean. She will get her wish, after her trial and any prison time she serves.
      Turning people over to ICE as soon as they finish their time for deportation is what it’s all about.

        1. @WB I don’t even want to think about that for fear it would burn into my brain. There are a lot of rumors that circulate, though.

    3. Chicago, like most large urban areas in the USA (New York, L.A., Seattle, etc.) is a bastion of liberalism. Unfortunately, these cities with their huge liberal populations dictate the politics of the states they occupy, for the most part, and if not for the Electoral College, would be doing the same for the entire nation. If they want to be “Sanctuary Cities” then let them do so and face the full wrath of the Federal government and I hope Trump will be able to jail the mayors and sheriffs and police officials who refuse to obey the law and completely shut off all Federal funds to those cities. The country will be better off without them.

    4. When the hell is the DOJ going to start to arrest any of these mayors who openly go against the law. When is the DOJ going to start to tell the mayors to start obeying the laws or face the consaquences. When is the government going to start to take funds away from the cities that are still saying they are sancuary cities. It is time the Justice Dept. and and the Feds get off of there dead asses and do some thing that will help this country and the law abiding citizens in it.

      1. Jacob:

        My guess re the answer to your question is pretty much s follows. When hell freezes over or never, whichever comes first. I’m also given to mention the following, which I first heard while working in West Virginia. Four chances of that happening. Fat, Slim, Little and No.

        Others may differ, but in the above, you have my take.

          1. oldvet:

            Your question appears twice, sloppy typing, which I too am sometimes guilty of. In any case, I assume that you have heard the expressions, possibly used them yourself, Fat Chance as well as Slim Chance, each indicating small to no likelihood of something happening or something taking place. That aside, the positions that I take and those of the

            oldvet:

            I assume that you are familiar with, and have perhaps used the terms Fat Chance and Slim Chance, each referring to the small likelihood of something happening. Otherwise, what you seem to infer, that there is a kinship between myself and the”Demoncraps” re positions concerning firearms, is dead wrong.

    5. This will continue to be the norm unless We the People stand on our own two feet and demand action be taken. Sessions, President Trump, and the others MAGA are being silenced by the media and moronic liberals. Just because we elected President Trump doesn’t mean it is all better as you can see and hear everyday. We need to start being louder and come out in numbers to show our solidarity and commitment to our great country. I don’t know how any person with just a lil common sense can listen and watch these people spew their ignorant ideas, beliefs, and agendas. Politicians need to be held accountable for their actions. We need to demand they face justice. I am tired of hearing people talk about it. Tired of getting emails to donate money to dishonest political parties. Our children and grand children are in danger of being a minority in their own country. I am talking blacks and whites. Immigrants did start this country. Immigrants made this country great. We are full. We have Americans that are here and need our help and attention. Let those that are coming here know they are not wanted or needed. Americans come together during hard times to help fight through those times and come out better for it. This is one of those times.

          1. If you look at history, I believe that you will discover that Chicago’s problems involved several more than merely two horses asses.

            1. Alan, you are correct. I forgot Daly bulldozed Meig’s field in the middle of the night. Several small aircraft were stranded with no way to take off.

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