Several dozen people gathered in Baker Park Wednesday night to protest the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol and specifically criticize Republicans.

The gathering wasn't organized by any one group, but was a chance for people who were concerned about what had happened at the Capitol to get together, said Johnny Mercer, one of the event's organizers.

That was the day that supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to try and stop the certification of electoral college votes certifying Joe Biden as the president-elect.

The crowd also criticized Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and the sheriff's office's participation in the 287(g) program, an agreement between the sheriff’s office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to provide training for sheriff’s deputies. Within the program, deputies can ask about the immigration status of anyone booked into the county’s adult detention center, and begin deportation proceedings, if necessary.

At one point, a speaker was interrupted by a man shouting support of the sheriff's office, followed by a brief confrontation between the heckler and members of the audience.

The protest concluded with a march through parts of downtown Frederick.

Jenkins was unavailable for comment Wednesday night.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at rmarshall@newspost.com.

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MD1756

I have to wonder if people who don't want local law enforcement to cooperate with federal law enforcement on 287(g) don't want local law to cooperate with federal law on other issues such as helping to identify the insurrectionists? Law enforcement at all levels should cooperate with each other for enforcement of all legal laws. I also wonder if they want local governments go give back all the federal assistance dollars they receive for many issues since many issues the feds help out with are really local issues (for example, why should the feds help out with hurricane disaster relief since the states and locals should save to take care of the damage that is predictable and local and more specifically, why should the feds help Frederick with funding for flood control in Frederick)? It's called cooperation.

gabrielshorn2013

You pose a fair question md1756

gary4books

The Sheriff should go.

phydeaux994

The 287(g) Program is a Contract with the Corrections Bureau side of the FCSO and it is Corrections Officers who get trained to identify Illegal Aliens arrested and brought to the Detention Center. The Law Enforcement Bureau is the other side of the FCSO and employs Deputies who patrol the County and arrest lawbreakers. The Deputies cannot question people they arrest about their Immigration Status. EVERY person arrested and booked into the Detention Center is interrogated by the ICE trained Corrections Officers as to their Immigration Status under the supervision of an ICE Agent. Corrections Officers work strictly within the Detention Center and are not out in the County making arrests. That function of the FCSO should not be controversial in that Corrections Officers question everyone, not just arrestees that may fit a stereotype.

Rockfish

Minor "confrontation" https://twitter.com/Ttown316/status/1349507988231499777?s=20

C.D.Reid

Seriously? These clowns had nothing better to do on a cold winter night? Just what do they think their little "rally" and subsequent parade accomplished? And what was the "brief confrontation" between the Jenkins supporter and the other members of the audience? Did they get in his face and shout him down like they did to other supporters of his at the sheriff's office last year, or did they physically assault him for being pro Jenkins, the kind of reactions Jenkins and Trump Haters are known for? Seems to me a few dozen bozos having a temper tantrum like this is hardly worth reporting on. Nothing here, folks.

matthewboh

Well, you can't love Trump and the United States at the same time.

C.D.Reid

Why not?

phydeaux994

Because Donald Trump does not represent the American Ideal, which entails living by the Constitution and the Rule of Law to protect ALL American Citizens, not just SOME American Citizens. Donald Trump is anti-American, pro-Trump, as are his FF(Fanatic Followers). Peace.✌️😷

bosco

Don't forget, Fido, you have already declare that the 75 million who voted for Trump are not Americans and not patriots, but terrorists. Using your logic, anyone who voted for Pence is a supporter of Antifa and the Burn, Loot, and Mayhem "movement".

How do you like that broad brush?

phydeaux994

If you voted for Donald John Trump you support SEDITION and INSURRECTION. Like Liz Cheney so eloquently told Trump “if it wasn’t for you NONE of this would have happened”. End of story. Donald John Trump is anti-American and so is ANYONE who voted for him. His agenda was to become the Grande Potentate/Supreme Leader/Owner of America and he is being aided and abetted by 75,000,000 Insurrectionists who have abandoned the Constitution and the Rule of Law. I am absolutely sure that the RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans)/BTT(BullyTagTeam) either were there (according to Hough) or joined Don and Don Jr. who were delighted and excited (according to Ben Sasse) as they watched their Terrorists attack and murder and defile the U.S. Capitol. If they had found Pelosi or Schiff they would have beat them to death like they did the Capitol Policeman. They or their supporters are not Americans.

Thewheelone

That darn 1st Amendment keeps on getting in the way doesn't it CD? [beam]

C.D.Reid

How's that, wheelone? Is your interpretation of the 1st shouting down and physically assaulting people who are trying to exercise it?

Thewheelone

I re read the article in case I missed something, CD; there was no mention of shouting down and physical assault. Stay in the ball game and concentrate on current events and articles.

C.D.Reid

I never said there was any shouting down or physical assaults, wheelone. I asked what their response to the Jenkins supporter was and if either of those two reactions occurred. Try reading my post again, a bit slower this time.

threecents

CD, Words matter.

bosco

Threecents.....such as these words? Or do these words not matter because they came from the Democrats or their propaganda arm during the Summer of Love?

1.“There will be blood on the streets.”

2.“Who says protests have to be peaceful?”

3.“There needs to be unrest in the streets.”

4. “Protesters should not let up.”

5.“I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. Maybe there should be.”

6.“You get out and create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they are not welcome anymore, anywhere.

threecents

Sure, those matter too. They are irrelevant to the discussion, but they matter in a different discussion.

Greg F

Gee CD...your Yee-hawdie mob had nothing else to do but an insurrection last Wednesday where they beat and killed officers, planted bombs, carried weapons and zip ties and invaded the very heart of democracy? Go back to your Parler partners in crime.

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olefool

Now, Now, CD... No shouting down allowed here, mind your manners...

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phydeaux994

DM (not CD) cannot restrain his ANGER at being on the losers team.😡😤🤬🤯

Thewheelone

CD stands for Comment Deleted, Greg. I think he holds the un official record

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