Residents touted community safety, enforcing federal law and supporting Sheriff Chuck Jenkins as key themes during a rally in support of him and the 287(g) program at the Baker Park bandshell Sunday afternoon.

The 287(g) program allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train sheriff’s deputies to ask about the immigration status of anyone booked into the county’s adult detention center, and begin deportation proceedings if necessary.

Hundreds filled the seats at the bandshell and the surrounding areas to hear from Jenkins, along with several others that if Frederick County doesn’t keep the program, it will turn into Montgomery County, labeled a “sanctuary county” by many in attendance.

Thomas Homan, former acting director of ICE, detailed his concerns allowing people living in the country illegally back on to the streets after they’ve been arrested. He repeatedly called Jenkins an “American patriot” and praised him for his work in keeping Frederick County safe.

“There’s a lot of sheriffs that believe in the rule of law, no one better than Sheriff Jenkins,” Homan said.

That was a common message among those who spoke, including Sen. Michael Hough (R-Frederick and Carroll). Hough also was critical of county officials deciding to audit the 287(g) program to see how much it costs the county.

“We’re here because of all the programs you want to audit, you want to audit this one?” Hough said, adding the sheriff has returned millions of dollars in unused funds back to county government.

Several residents from Montgomery County also spoke during the rally, including members of “Angel Families,” a group of people who have lost relatives and friends because of actions committed by people living in the country illegally.

Marla Wolff, whose husband, Carlos, worked for the FBI before Roberto Garza Palacios, who was in the country illegally, struck and killed him with a vehicle on I-270 in 2017, implored continuation of the program.

“I beg you for those of you who think the 287(g) program is about racism ... the officers want to work with ICE ... and they want to protect you,” she said before thanking Jenkins.

Jenkins said those in attendance should question why lawmakers like U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and David Trone (D-Md.) oppose a program that keeps communities safe.

“There’s no middle ground,” Jenkins added. “As sheriff, I have authority to implement the program, and they may not like it ... the thing I would ask them, is why they refuse to enforce the law or not have the laws enforced.”

At one point as Jenkins spoke, a handful of residents, including Board of Education member Liz Barrett, stood in silent protest near the front of the bandshell.

After one attendee approached them with a sign of support for ICE and 287(g), the group chose to leave, and police escorted them away from the bandshell through the nearby playground. Shortly afterward, one of the counter-protesters then was subsequently tackled and arrested after being briefly chased by police.

Frederick Police Capt. Dwight Sommers said the man who was arrested struck an officer before being chased and tackled. That man will likely be charged with disorderly conduct and possibly second-degree assault, Sommers added.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at sbohnel@newspost.com. He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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jagman

I see the fnp "moderators (censors) are working overtime this week. Several of my comments pointing out obvious truths have been denied entry or removed quietly overnight.

Thanks, fnp, for providing a newspaper that allows free and open debate by members of the community with opposing views. HAH!

pfitzgerald

Speaking from a podium with the symbol of the cross on it. How ironic. Matthew 25:35

Russian

Less immigration = More economic prosperity for Americans

skipsd0g1

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hdthunder9

Chuck Jenkins is by far the best Sheriff that Frederick County has ever had!! Why doesn't these Democratic morons understand what illegal means? If we did something illegal we would be put in jail or fined. You have 5 illegal families living in 1 2 BR appt. of house, the day of the quality carpenter is over because low life companies continue to hire 5 illegal doing half as- quality work for what 1 hard working master carpenter made. Illegals are affecting our economy not to mention all the crime there bringing into this country. They all need to GO!!!!!

public-redux

Who do you think are are the second and third best sheriffs FredCo has ever had? And the worst?

KellyAlzan

Now that’s funny! Love satire!

richardlyons

[lol] You crack me up! The low-life employers are mostly Republican.

FCPS-Principal

This crowd is best represented by that HS teacher in Iowa that threatened to kill Greta Thunberg because she spoke about climate change. Imagine having such a gun-cultured nutcase in your child's classroom. If your child makes the wrong comment, the teacher goes and gets his rifle! Lock him up!

public-redux

Does anyone know if the High Sheriff endorsed the audit?

KellyAlzan

Inadvertently.

KellyAlzan

Could there be an underlying reason why Sherf Trumpkins is so concerned over losing the 287?



The Santos verdict has proven 287 to be a LIABILITY for the county.



Could the call for the audit be subsequent of a recent settlement made to Santos?



Could all parties be forbidden from discussing the settlement?



Could the settlement have been paid and the county leaders then said “now that we just paid out a large sum of money, this 287 is a liability, we need to take a hard look at 287”? Keep in mind, the county leaders ALL voted in favor to conduct the audit, if I’m not mistaken. Is there an underlying reason for all to be in favor?



Could all I have mentioned just be the reason why the Sherf is behaving as he is?


Busychris1

Chuck Jenkins is a Sheriff for the people! All the hate being spread is simply a waste of energy. Laws are made to be followed......when broken there are consequences! That's the way its always been. Go Sheriff Jenkins!!!!

Samanthapowers

Thanks for the laugh.

timothygaydos

ever notice how they cannot accept facts...

KellyAlzan

LOL - do you hear yourself? The audit isn’t even finished yet!!!!!

phydeaux994

I keep forgetting that the RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans) in Frederick County who blindly believe only what the Sheriff SAYS, are those same folks that blindly believe only what Trump SAYS. And for the same reason. The Sheriff and Trump both HATE “DIVERSITY” (the latest buzzword). That is the only issue that matters to the Right. The truth, the Facts are just ignored or denied. The horrible consequences of that position don’t matter. Destroying the Constitution and the Rule of Law by Don, and obsessively trying to keep Frederick County the way it was 100 years ago by the highest Law Enforcement Officer in the County who took an Oath to treat everyone he serves the same way under the Law.


rikkitikkitavvi

"Diversity" another name for multiculturalism, without assimilation will destroy this Nation. It is evident, phydo, that you and your comrades are all for the destruction of this country under that banner of "diversity" and your unhinged and irrational hatred for the duly elected President of these United States. Shame on you! Now go to your safe space and have a cookie. Not that you deserve one. You don't. You just can't have a bowl of milk with it. That'll teach you.

phydeaux994

rikkitikkitavvi, I lived in Columbia, Howard County Maryland, started as a town open to everyone no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, for 22 years in a townhouse. My next door neighbors over the years ranged from Hispanic, Chinese, Black, Japanese, Black and Black, in my development about every combination you can imagine. Before that 30+ years, from 14 to 46 in MoCo. In all those years I never thought about those differences, never had a single racial or ethnic conflict. They were both great places to raise kids. We were involved in Church, PTA, local politics, coaching for 12 years at the local Boys and Girls Clubs, on and on. They were happy places to live, positive places to live. Frederick County is a negative, angry, unfriendly place to live. It’s like the FNP Opinion Forum. I’ll take Diversity over this depressing atmosphere. I like the beauty and my home here and we have family and friends an hour away so it’s ok for the two of us to retire here. But I would never want to raise kids here, HoCo and MoCo were great family friendly places.

rikkitikkitavvi

I too would enjoy a Mayberry atmosphere. That would be wonderful. The area I grew up was very serene in those days but that is not possible anymore. It has become depressing because the liberals all thought "she" was going to win. She didn't. Now all the leftists have become unhinged and intolerant towards anyone or anything that doesn't agree with or look like them. They have also become increasingly violent. Just wait until Trump is re-elected and see what happens. You will probably cheer them on with their continuing destruction of civil society as we know it. All because "she" lost. These people are pathetic and it shows on a daily basis.

FCPS-Principal

"Fake news" is all they can muster.

awteam2000

Busychris1, So why have a hate rally for a program already in place? Will the audit expose something that he needs to get out in front of? Who does that?🤷‍♂️


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jagman

OK ka. Time to PROVE what you have been claiming for the last week. PROVE this woman got a big payoff. Of course there is no evidence that happened so you cannot.

Furthermore, you have been challenged numerous times to prove what you say. So far you have not.

Therefore you have absolutely zero credibility. But then, we've known that for some time.

KellyAlzan

I will continue to post about the Santos verdict. She prevailed in the highest court against the sheriff and the former board of county commissioners. It’s well documented.

This bothers you. That the sheriff got an illegal immigrant a victory and you didn’t get anything. It’s a fact. It happened. You refuse to accept it and that’s your choice. But, I will, at every opportunity remind people of it. People wanna post about “following laws”, ok, fair game, let’s talk about following laws. Let’s talk about what happens when you don’t follow laws. The Santos appeal is a law school exam. Wanna talk about illegal immigrants not having rights? Awesome! Let’s talk about how the life of Santos, an illegal immigrant, has changed because they DO HAVE RIGHTS.

duffy5x

Actually, she did win. Look it up yourself. Google is your friend.

KellyAlzan

If anyone wants to comment about how great this 287 program is, super! I’m going to make sure that I stop what I’m doing and that I point out that Roxie Santos would not be sitting on this pile of money if it wasn’t for 287g.



The sheriff, the man with no formal education, abused his wife in wee with the 287 program, screwed up bu time, and the court threw the book at him. The 287 is officially a LIABILITY to the county.



And the Sherf KNOWS it is. That’s why he is fighting before any report comes out. It’s his only tool he has to connect to his name.


jagman

Duffy, Santos has received no "payoff", no "lottery payoff", no "millionaire" payoff. All things KA has claimed for the last week. Numerous requests have been made by numerous people for KA to prove there was a "payoff". That can't be shown because...one more time: there is no payoff.

Her only "win" is she can remain, for now, in our country illegally.

Google it.

KellyAlzan

Jag. You are incorrect in your every word. If you have not noticed, I do not back into a corner very easily. You and a few other commentors here are insignificant to me.







A judge has awarded the case in Dull favor of ms Santos. It’s been widely covered my many media outlets. Now, it’s up to you to research the case and research how settlements involving governments as defendants work and why.





jagman

OK, KA. Once more, give us the amount of the "payoff" this illegal alien got from the county. How much? If you do not provide that information then your rants on here about her "becoming a millionaire" are simply that...rants.

There is a big difference in her "winning" the case (which she obviously did) and getting a big, or even small, payoff. Furthermore, your claim that you don't know the amount because it would have been confidential falls short as well. News reports would have stated that she got a monetary reward and stated that it was confidential. Since no news source I can find states anything like that it would appear she got nothing other than a simple judgement allowing her to remain here while breaking immigration law. A "win" I suppose but far from making here a "millionaire".

Your credibility remains non existent. You are nothing more than a garden variety Jenkins hater.

Russian

I agree with one exception our president also doesn’t obey the law and most republicans support him because he wasn’t born a minority


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threecents

Not sure if she received the money, but it was reported here in the FNP that she won her case. After she won, it was also reported that ICE arrested her. Not sure what happened to her after that - or who is taking care of her kids. I am all for a good legal system, but not for doing evil things to useful members of society. I recommend that people read Les Misérables to get a sense of empathy.

KellyAlzan

A judge blocked ice from deporting her and released her from jail, for an “indefinite period” so that she could be involved with the financial settlement negotiations.

(This has been reported by various media organizations)



It’s common practice for government settlements to be sealed when the govt is the defendant. Although, there is one state where the appeals court ruled that court settlements involving government settlements can no longer be sealed.



As a side note : the courts always try to get the litigants to sit down (often through mediators) and come to an agreement on their own. If the litigants can not reach an agreement,

the courts will then step in and will rule on the case and/or settlement.


skipsd0g1

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Angelscon

Someone, please tell me what has changed in the last say 5 to 10 years that people feel we should change our immigration procedures? The system was put in place to help prevent diseases, crime, etc. To ensure that all people added into a system before they could collect from it. All immigrants had to have a sponsor who ensured that they had housing, a job, etc. and took responsibility for that immigrant. WHY do these policies need to change now? Because something was whispered into the ears of the people that there is a never-ending money tree for everyone? And what about all those people who say they traveled 8000 miles because of the harsh living conditions in their home countires? The people who are seeking asylum from their own countries? The same people who crossed how many other boarders to get to the United States without seeking asylum in the countries they crossed? The attitude that a lot of the American people feel has nothing to do with race. The only reason the "Race Card" is being thrown into play is that the word is used too many times as a crutch for equality. The word "Race" is a just red herring. Something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue. In reality, it has everything to with going through the proper channels like thousands of other "Legal Immigrants" did. What makes people think that if a person is willing to break the law to enter the country illegally, they will not disregard all our other laws? Respect for our United States has to START at the border.

KellyAlzan

Kinda like when the high Sherf disobeyed the constitution of the United States and got sure for more than $1 mil and lost? Lost because he has no regard for following the rules? Is that what you mean about respecting laws?


awteam2000

Chill buddy... The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has dropped to the level it was in 2004. This decline is due mainly to a large drop in the number of new unauthorized immigrants coming into the country who were Mexican. The new immigrants traveling thousands of miles at great personal risk are seeking legal asylum which is being purposely hinder by Trump’s policies and race is the motivating factor.

Race was clearly a factor in why folks turned out to Jenkins’ hate rally.

jagman

There is no way to know how many illegal aliens are living in the USA. No one wants to do an honest accurate count.

The 10 million number is clearly bogus as it hasn't changed in 25 years. So, how many are there? You claim there are not as many as before. How would you know? Have you counted them? Has anyone credible counted them? NO.

So, the number could be anywhere from 10 million to 25 or 30 million.

So, I say it's probably 30 million. Can't prove it but my claim is just as good as yours.

And it's not about race. Hispanics are Caucasian just like European based people.

awteam2000

Jagman, There’s ‘way’.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/06/12/5-facts-about-illegal-immigration-in-the-u-s/

awteam2000

I’m not sure they see themselves the same way you do:

The immigrants coming from Central America represent a variety of ancestries, ethnic groups, and races, making the region one of the most diverse in the world. Several of the countries have a predominance of mixed America Indian, European and Africans Lineage, better known as ‘Mestizo’ people, while a minority population identify themselves as only African or Asian, and a smaller minority White, Spanish or European and Afro-American/Amerindian.

The people with Mestizo ancestry are the largest single group, a mixture accounting for over 80% of the population.

jagman

Aw, you do realize any "studies" that claim stats for how many illegals are in the country are based on information that is purely a guess. And since there is no "documentation", government claims are also based on guessing. The very fact the subject is people that are not allowed to be here in the first place would be your first clue.

The real fact is we simply have no clue how many illegals are living here. Maybe some of the guesses are close to truth. Some may be way off.

As for your detail on ethnic and/or racial make up of Central Americans, I have read some interesting books that cover migratory effects on the population throughout the Americas. The 'all three races" theory does seem to be prevalent. Making it more obvious the whole illegal immigration debate is clearly not based on race. We already have all three races plus all levels of mixed race people covering a multitude of ethnicity represented in America. All kinds of people object to the idea of uncontrolled immigration.

The debate is based on enforcing existing law, public safety and simple economics. Something for which everyone should be on the same side.

MD1756

Hispanics are not necessarily Caucasian. They can be of any race or mixture of races.

MD1756

aweteam, it seems like it is hard to be one of the most diverse regions when Asians and people from India make up only a small minority of the population in Central America but represent the top two countries in the world with a combined population of about 2.8 billion (out of roughly 7.7+ billion people). So to be diverse shouldn't the population in Central America (or anywhere for that matter) contain roughly 36% of people from China and India?

awteam2000

Jagman you are so wrong, but let’s say you couldn’t determine the demographics of a countries’ population, how do you determine it’s a problem? 🤷‍♂️ Why would you on where they come from? You don’t know how to figure that out.

MD1756

Culture may be a factor if you are only talking about Hispanic immigrants, but not race. However, those of us who are against illegal immigration have not said it is ok from one country but not others. If you came from Canada and stayed illegally, you need to go home and apply through the proper process which lets roughly one million people in a year. If you're truly interested in diversity, you need to support policies that tie immigration to world population demographics. For example, this country is significantly under represented by Asians, but significantly over represented by other cultures and/or races.

awteam2000

MD1756 What determines diversity? , race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Excellent question. China and Indian are two of the least racially, ethnically diverse countries. Where the US whole foundation is based on diversity.

There has been an ongoing battle between in the FNP between Hague and Naik. They would be better at addressing your question then me.

MD1756

It would seem that most of our politicians use race and one culture to define diversity. I would be more inclusive and use all races and all cultures (although there may be people from a number of cultures who would have no desire to live here). In Central America, there may be a number of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds from mixing back in the 1500s - 1700s, but it seems to me that they have essentially morphed into one "newer" culture that is not really diverse. I also think diversity is easier to achieve in smaller geographical areas than large one like the US. In the US you'll always have pockets of diversity and pockets that are not diverse. We'll never get to complete diversity but I still question why we (politicians and some others) place such a high importance on diversity. I don't really care one way or the other about diversity. I try to treat people as individuals regardless of the background. There are also examples of countries that are not culturally or racially diverse but are economic powerhouses. Economic success seems to have much more to do with culture than it does race or diversity. So again I continue to wonder why diversity is pushed at a cost? Just let it happen, don't push it. If we are truly interested in diversity then we necessarily have to put limits on the number of people who can enter from each county and the more illegal people who come from a country would necessitate a reduction in the number of people allowed in legally from that country. We need to control the overall numbers to control the impact on the economy (which includes jobs/unemployment, housing prices, impact on green space, impact on the environment, etc.). Ultimately population growth is not good and needs to be controlled since at roughly 7.7+ billion people on the planet were are having a significant adverse impact on the planet including the extinction of many other species (and yet we are supposed to be the most intelligent species on the planet).

dtwigg

I just don't understand why the republicans in congress didn't fix the immigration laws when they had both houses and the presidency. Do nothing republicans.

jagman

Because Paul Ryan was (is) owned by the USCofC. Establishment republicans are all in for cheap labor that drives down wages for real Americans.

Democrats want illegal immigration to overwhelm America to the point it isn't a real country anymore.

It is sad that both parties care more about feathering their own nests than what's good for America, Americans and American success.

skipsd0g1

All the lefty liberal "progressives" hate America. They want to destroy it. Always have.

crikeyalmighty

I'm all for everyone'sright to speak their mind; doing so behind a lectern embossed with a crucifix instead of one with the sheriff's dept logo was tacky, does not honor the separation of church and state and a joke when Christianity extols loving one another, being a good Samaritan, and in Jesus' words, You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. WWJD? He'd give sanctuary, love and shelter to all who asked for it, especially the poor and needy.

jagman

All in all, this rally went off quite orderly and safe. The only trouble was with a couple of counter protesters, lefties of course, who came over to cause trouble. Nothing new here as everyone with common sense understands the vast majority of trouble and violence comes from the left.

100% of the doom and gloom predictions the last week have come from those on the left. Probably because they know how their own people behave and want to project that on the other side.

timothygaydos

Just like Tea Party rallies were quite peaceful until we started to have crashers... you notice you will never see conservative crashers at liberal events unless they are staged by liberals to give an appearance for the fake media...

jagman

Exactly!

KellyAlzan

What debate did anyone lose Timmy? The audit has just begun, no findings have been reported.

KellyAlzan

Timmy, you wanna talk about shameful?



What the Sherf did to Roxie Santos is to say the least “truly shameful”


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timothygaydos

You are incredulous... once again liberals will always go dirty when they lose the debate when they have no facts... truly shameful.

Samanthapowers

Trouble? There was no trouble. Stop with the dramatics. The clown with the ‘make racism great again’ hat was not looking for trouble? That slob was shaking when an officer suggested that maybe he remove it. He refused. A real class act.

richardlyons

"Common sense?" How's the audit going?

Samanthapowers

There were almost as many police officers as attendees. I saw plenty of empty seats. Perhaps the reason that ‘lady’ in the idiotic red white and blue costume kept prompting people to sit down. Still did not do the trick. I suppose next you’ll claim it was bigger than the dumps inauguration crowd? Lol.


KellyAlzan

Here we have a sheriff that is shaking in his boots over an audit that is nothing more than routine part of government. Not a single mention has been made of doing away with the 287 program.



And you wanna mention “common sense”?



Good grief, I can see all this drama if doing away with 287 was brought up and being discussed. But it hasn’t!



So, yeah, good one :)

KR999

The sheriff is shaking in his boots, Kelly? You seriously believe that? [lol][lol][lol][lol][lol][lol][lol]

KellyAlzan

the reason for his rally

joelp77440

When old white people get angry.


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Samanthapowers

Invaded? Lol. You guys sure are scared.


mgoose806

Fact..The most communities have majority Democratic Governments. Frederick County/City is rapidly heading in that directions. Violent Crime, including a murder at the fair? The Frederick County I once knew. The irony is that many Frederick County Citizens moved here from Montgomery County primarily for economic, but also for safer place to live. Through gerrymandering, we now have two far left Congressmen and our very onw Ron Young, who like Karen Young, spends his days figuring out how to get some publicity. Great Mayor...and that's it. Time recognize that Frederick County/City would be safer with some moderate Democrats and Republicans...Single party rule. Check out Baltimore or pick any city..

DickD

And then there is Donald Trump, trying to destroy the Republicans.

shiftless88

There was a murder at the fair 55 years ago. When this was a conservative area. Also, the violent crime rates have been falling for 20 years. So explain this again?

phydeaux994

Frederick County is the 4th best County to live in 2019, behind Howard County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore County. The crime indexes for FC and MoCo are about the same. You can do your own research and you will find that to be true....

https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/search/best-counties/s/maryland/

hayduke2

Wait, so why are Baltimore and Montgomery County always demonized if is ahead of Frederick?

KellyAlzan

Baltimore CITY is demonized. Baltimore county, the county itself, is pretty nice, and even has bee picturesque rural areas. Much of Baltimore county is large estate homes, multi million dollar homes, where much of Frederick county is townhome and 1/4 acre lot developments.

Montgomery county’s Silver Spring And Wheaton are the area that give them a black eye. The Germantown police station is rather busy too. Other than that, MOCO is merely an overpopulated place with lots of traffic. Silver spring is so populated that a frederick county sheriff’s deputy would quit after his first day working in silver spring, back to back to back calls. Whole different dynamic. Whole different world. Not even equal comparison to any part of Frederick Co.

hayduke2

Not my point Kelly.. The counties, despite their apparent issues, are still ranked above Frederick County. So, why are they demonized? Because it is a way to sew fear and and not recognize that the issues they deal with are largely due to size.

KellyAlzan

Admittedly I’m not understanding your initial post. Baltimore county I’ve never known to be demonized. But Balt city, is horrible, and that’s what we hear about.

DickD

You never demonize your own, Hay, point the other way and in this instance they are supporting Jenkins, who isn't doing the job he claims to be doing.

Shemp

Speaking of the very unfortunate murder at the Fair, guess who was in-charge of security? None other than Chuck Jenkins and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department. Their presence, planning and response should be investigated too.

KellyAlzan

That’s right. The main part of the compound with the most people and not a deputy in sight.

DickD

Oh, God, listen to Jenkins supporters and you would believe it is the liberals.[wink]

marylandmirage

Not sure what point you are trying to make, mgoose - the crime at the fair was not committed by an undocumented person. There are many more people moving into Frederick County (thank you, Blaine Young and gang). As population increases, crime increases. Regardless of the political persuasion of a city, the number of people is more likely a crime indicator.

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Samanthapowers

I thought you were referring to the attendees and/or chuck. So what you are saying is it is ok for one your ilk to insult someone that disagrees with you but heaven forbid the same is said about you. The irony.


KellyAlzan

From the FNP Oct 4, 2018.



THIS IS HOW WELL 287(G) has done for Sherf Trumpkins:



“A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week that Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is liable in the wrongful arrest of a woman that occurred shortly after the county entered an agreement to enforce federal immigration policy in 2008.







"I'm very thankful to the people who came to my defense, and am pleased to hear that the judge ruled in a way that will hopefully prevent what happened to me from happening again," said Roxanna Orellana Santos in a written statement provided by her attorneys.







A native of El Salvador, Santos was arrested by two county sheriff's deputies in October 2008 while she ate lunch outside her workplace. Santos was stopped when she appeared to try to hide from the deputies. The deputies checked Santos' ID and arrested her after learning of an open civil deportation warrant filed against her by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.











Santos sued the former Frederick County Board of Commissioners, Jenkins and the arresting deputies in 2009 for civil rights violations, seeking more than $1 million in damages.







The initial lawsuit was dismissed, but Santos' attorneys appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. That court found in August 2013 that the deputies arrested Santos without probable cause, a violation of her constitutional right against unlawful search and seizure.







The arrest took place approximately six months after the 287(g) program was activated in Frederick County in April of 2008. Under the agreement, trained sheriff's office employees can check the immigration status of individuals booked into the county detention center and begin deportation proceedings if appropriate.







A central argument of Santos' attorneys was that Jenkins was acting as a policymaker for Frederick County when he entered into the 287(g) program with ICE.







Judge Catherine C. Blake ruled in favor of that argument in a memorandum handed down Sept. 27 in U.S. District for the District of Maryland.







Attorneys for the sheriff's office had moved to dismiss the case against Jenkins, arguing, among other things, that sheriffs are generally considered state agents under Maryland law, therefore shielding Jenkins from being considered a county policymaker.







“The agreement reached between ICE and Sheriff Jenkins is not an exercise of state executive power. … Close inquiry finds Sheriff Jenkins as the final policymaker for Frederick County over 'the particular issue' in question — Frederick County's participation in the 8 U.S.C. 1357(g) program,” Blake's ruling reads, citing the U.S. code that outlines the powers of immigration officers.







Blake's ruling acknowledged that neither of the arresting patrol deputies was trained to act under the 287(g) program and Santos was not arrested under the agreement. Still, Jenkins knowingly overstepped the terms of the agreement when he communicated the sheriff's office's policy to deputies.







“Only officers trained and certified under the agreement were permitted to participate in immigration enforcement. Despite this fact, [Jenkins] promulgated a General Order that required all patrol officers to run warrant checks on stopped individuals, and detain any individual with an outstanding warrant, regardless of whether the warrant was civil or criminal,” the ruling states in part.











Santos' attorneys, Jose Perez and Brian Whittaker, said Blake's decision Thursday bodes well for continuing to pursue damages in trial.







"We now have the federal district court in Maryland rejecting the sheriff’s excuses, defenses of trying to absolve their responsibility for their conduct and policies," Perez said. "They are responsible, liable for their conduct in 2008."







Santos was separated from her infant child and detained for 37 days following the 2008 arrest. Her attorneys plan to pursue monetary relief for the emotional, mental and other damages Santos suffered as a result of her unlawful arrest, Perez said.







"Damages will be rewarded," Whittaker said. "The question is how much."







Santos is also pursuing injunctive relief that would prevent the sheriff's office from making future unlawful arrests. Santos' counsel indicated their willingness to discuss settlement with the sheriff's office and county.







"We would urge the county to sit down and end the fighting," Perez said. "Two courts have already spoken in this case about their liability and responsibility. It would be in everyone’s best interest to go to some kind of agreement if possible."







Multiple attempts to reach Daniel Karp with the law offices of Karpinski, Colaresi and Karp — the firm representing the defendants — were not returned as of Thursday.”


jagman

And thus far Santos has not gotten one red cent, ka. You keep pushing this story and outright lying about some grand "payoff". Yet, nothing of the sort has happened.

Provide some proof of said "payoff". Otherwise you have zero credibility.

richardlyons

How's the audit going?

KR999

Kelly can't provide any proof of a payoff because she has none. And the reason she has none is because a settlement hasn't been agreed on yet. She only mouths off about this case because A) she's all for illegal aliens and B) she's the president of the I Hate Sheriff Jenkins Club. She has no credibility whatsoever.

KellyAlzan

Absolutely she has. Learn how lawsuits work.

KellyAlzan

And I’m ok with holding “zero credibility”. The facts are what we know, not what you wish them to be.

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DickD

If you read the County Charter, it states all contracts will be signed by the Executive. This invalidates the MOU, signed by Jenkins.in 2008. It was signed during the reign of the Blaine gang.

awteam2000

For all you Constitution purists, immigration enforcement is a civil law matter, not criminal. Holding people in criminal custody for a civil infraction violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable seizures. And, when the federal government demands that a local jurisdiction hold immigrants past when they should be released, those demands violate the 10th Amendment by forcing states to do the federal government’s bidding. Federal judges have also found that holding immigrants who don’t face criminal charges for more than 48 hours is also unconstitutional. As it was ruled in the Roxana Santos case now waiting one million dollar settlement from Frederick County tax payers.

Jenkins is clearly afraid of what other expenses the audit will uncover that local tax payers will be obligated.

MD1756

It seems like that could generally be resolved by having local authorities reporting any potential release ahead of time. Additionally, KellyAlzan writes "...“Only officers trained and certified under the agreement were permitted to participate in immigration enforcement. Despite this fact, [Jenkins] promulgated a General Order that required all patrol officers to run warrant checks on stopped individuals, and detain any individual with an outstanding warrant, regardless of whether the warrant was civil or criminal,” the ruling states in part...." I'd prefer that all officers in all jurisdictions run checks for all warrants on all people. It should be hard for people to go through life without having any warrants. Don't commit crimes. If you get parking tickets, pay them don't let them pile up to the point a warrant is issued, etc. In other words, behave responsibly.

timothygaydos

see folks who support illegal immigration want everyone to know that it is a civil crime not criminal. Unfortunately, most illegals who have outstanding warrants are for crimes like rape, murder, assault, etc... and yes there are several who have warrants for civil violations like failure to appear in court for work VISAs.... imagine that - bottom line is if you got pulled over and had an outstanding warrant (civil) guess what you can be arrested... so stop crying the blues for illegals breaking the law. Secure the border, improve current immigration laws and do proper security vetting and then we will deal with granting these illegals with a non-citizen status and allow them to stay in the country with the penalty being no citizenship for 10 years if they stay clean from crime...

hayduke2

Timothy - Immigration reform and standard practices need to be instituted. You say above " Unfortunately, most illegals who have outstanding warrants are for crimes like rape, murder, assault, etc..." Please show the proof for this "most illegals" statement... Otherwise, you are just fear mongering and that will not lead to any meaningful immigration reform.

DickD

It wouldn't be necessary if you and others like you didn't keep calling them criminals, like it is a felony.

KellyAlzan

Quote from the FNP:

“Only officers trained and certified under the agreement were permitted to participate in immigration enforcement. Despite this fact, [Jenkins] promulgated a General Order that required all patrol officers to run warrant checks on stopped individuals, and detain any individual with an outstanding warrant, regardless of whether the warrant was civil or criminal,” the ruling states in part.“

Samanthapowers

Hundreds? Maybe 150 plus all the Frederick Police. Such a heartwarming sight- the make racism great again hat, the next time I’ll bring a pitch fork sign. What a welcoming group. Funniest part is when the clown from fair said we all play by the same rules. Lol. What about the dump and his years of cheating the system? Or his family benefiting from chain migration? Mostly felt sorry for the attendees. Angry people looking to place blame for their lot in life. Oh yeah, the 275 lb’ers with mammaries were mostly the fat old white men. Chuck sure is a short little fella.




KR999

Correction: to admit it.

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Samanthapowers

Was every seat occupied? No. What is the seating capacity? There were some people standing but that was mostly the ones laughing at you.

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DickD

The ones that are on the feet of Trump - who has a yellow streak running down his back?

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KellyAlzan

Weak

DickD

If this is all about the audit, why do we need a hate rally? The Sheriff already has his MOU

The question is what is he hiding that he fears an external audit?

matts853

I support the sheriff on this one, as long as he’s running the program on the up-and-up. If he is, then he should welcome the audit, so I support that as well. MOCO has an entrenched gang presence because they’ve failed to ever do anything about it. I see the 287g program as a deterrent to gang members that may be thinking of coming here. That’s a good thing.

KellyAlzan

Reality is Frederick county lacks police man power to stop gangs. As does prince William county. This is an attraction to MS13.

DickD

IThere's already MS - 13 all along Golden Mile. It's not just MS - 13, two gangs, at one high school have to have separate lunch periods. Ask any Frederick police officer.

jagman

And yet you still support policies that allow uncontrolled illegal aliens to run all over our country. Why is that, dick?

DickD

Do you know if they are illegal? I don't.

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DickD

All anyone needs to do is to ask the City police or teachers. They know where and whom.

LeonardKeepers

i say to Sheriff Jenkins stay with it and keep the 287 program.the illegals in this country have no rights or a leg to stand on thinking we owe them something for being here,we have to protect our borders.

KellyAlzan

No legal rights? No leg to stand on? LOL. You clearly don’t know who Roxie Santos is.

KR999

And you clearly don't know the results of her law suit. You keep saying she's a "millionaire" but can't even prove a settlement has been reached, let alone for how much if one has been.

jagman

We all know who she is, ka. We all know she hasn't gotten on dime for her "settlement".

Apparently, everyone but you is aware of that fact.

KellyAlzan

You need to read how large lawsuits and large settlements against governments work. Frederick county has quite a few cases that have been settled and laid out that not a sole knows about. It’s done like that for a reason.

timothygaydos

Great job to our Sheriff and the folks who truly understand the illegal immigration problem in this country. If you want to work in this country get a legal work VISA, if you are claiming asylum go to a legal port of entry, no more DACA... and that way we can spend our tax $$$$ on our children and senior citizens...

KR999

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shiftless88

Sure Timothy; did you read this? They are doing everything correctly: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/an-american-family-stranded-in-india-by-our-dysfunctional-immigration-system/2019/10/03/1a07c1e0-e5e3-11e9-a6e8-8759c5c7f608_story.html

phydeaux994

Sheriff Jenkins has been in the ICE 287(g) Program since 2008 and brags about its effectiveness and testifies as an “Expert” at the White House and before Congress about how great it is for enforcing the law in Frederick County. And then says we are still being overrun by Hispanic murderers, rapists, and sundry other criminals including MS13 and the 18th Street Gang. Why...? There shouldn’t be any illegal aliens left in Frederick County after 11 years with the 287(g) Program in place! So how is the 287(g) Program making Frederick County safer??? It’s getting more dangerous. Everybody’s afraid to go to the Golden mile. Citizens want to carry a concealed gun with them at all times. And need AR15’s and AK47’s in their homes for defense. And they’re getting Welfare and Food Stamps and their kids are going to School on the FC Taxpayers dime. What has Sheriff Jenkins done to end the rampant illegal alien invasion of Frederick County??!!

rikkitikkitavvi

So phydo, you are admitting illegals are and have been a problem in Frederick county? Baby steps sweetie. Baby steps. You'll get there.

jagman

So pd994, You admit illegal aliens are a problem in FC. Everything you complain about here is due to the fact our sheriff has to walk on eggshells to deal with the problem. Maybe that should change. Since "everyone is afraid to go to the golden mile" as you say, why not start there? If a bunch of illegals are in that district, let's go in and round them up, put them in vans and drop them off in Rockville. No violence, see?

Also, let's not forget that it is congress that refuses to deal with the problem of our broken immigration system. Write your congressman and demand he take up the fight to secure the border.

BunnyLou

It is not what he has done, but instead what your party leadership has not done. You and your ilk refused to secure the border. So, every crime committed by people here illegally is on you and your party.

phydeaux994

I registered to vote in 1961 as a Republican. 58 years later I am still registered as a Republican. In 1994, the Republican Party, led by Newt Gingrich, became the “Party of No” and the long slide down, with the help of the first Electoral College Disaster, George W. Bush, and down to the election in 2016 of the second Electoral College Disaster and “Party of Hate” founder Donald J. Trump, whose Dictatorship we are now suffering under. And I agree with your last sentence BunnyLou and shamefully accept that burden on behalf of the “Party of Hate” a.k.a. Radical Republicans.

KellyAlzan

Our plane is about to take off, so as I sign off I leave you with this thought:



SANTOS won, Trumpkins lost!


rikkitikkitavvi

So Kelly, you're "leavin' on a jet plane?"

KellyAlzan

Sherf Trumpkins seems to be more interested in Latinos than he is in Frederick countians. He should go work for the Dept of homeland security and be an ICE agent. Oh,



That’s right, his resume lacks the minimum qualifications to work for ICE


DickD

Good point, Kelly, he is more interested in them than doing his job, that is why he went down to Texas, instead of staying here to do the job he is being paid to do.

jill king

Thank you for the fair reporting Steve Bohnel.

KellyAlzan

No surprise that Jill advocates reporting on fair, a documented hate group!




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donbey

Because you object to the deportation of criminals who are here illegally. Derogatory names for those with opinions other than yours are so mature. Not. Why are you pro audit this program but against finding out the number of illegals in schools?

neilyoungfan25

Today proved there is A LOT of support for the 287g program. I think the people in this county have finally woke up as to what is going on and they don't like what they are seeing and hearing. Hope our County Council members noticed too. So funny that a protester turns out to be a Board of Education member, Liz Barrett. Respect other views, Liz. Why were you not at your Unity party? I saw these women sticking their cameras in a police officer's face. Can't wait to find out who the guy was that was arrested! Thankfully, except for Liz and her gang, the rally was peaceful as was the Unity rally.

KellyAlzan

How many voters are in Frederick county?

timothygaydos

Liz Barrett is most likely trying to get notice so she runs for county council eventually... typical liberal - see how the education system is declining...

KellyAlzan

Timmy, you can thank BaLane for turning Frederick county blue. All of Urbana is as blue as the sky!!

timothygaydos

Well first,all of Urbana, Md is not blue - as a former chief judge of elections in Urbana - the registration of voters is almost equally split depending on the precinct. There are certain hot button items that voters regardless of party in Urbana support like ending illegal immigration because of the impact on so many things. Yes you can put some blame on Young for turning the leadership of the county back over to the liberals but her time is nearing its end and someone new will have to pick up the pieces and put things right again.

matts853

No, it’s really not.

rikkitikkitavvi

https://frederickcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/293444/Official-Election-Results-2016-Presidential-General-Election?bidId=

rikkitikkitavvi

https://www.bestplaces.net/voting/city/maryland/urbana

rikkitikkitavvi

https://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president/maryland/

Samanthapowers

A lot? Surely you jest. Maybe 150.

KellyAlzan

Minus the people there observing, documenting via photography and video that do not support.

gdunn

Excellent program, keep it up!

JILLROE

-Massive tax increases.

-End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)

-Voting rights for non citizens.

-Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit)

-Increase refugee's from the third world.

-Non citizens allowed to hold public office.

-Socialism.

-Open Borders.

-Sanctuary Cities.

-Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.

-De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE.

-Disarming Americans.

-Free abortions for all (Taxpayer funded)

-Green new deal.

-End of Electoral College

-Free medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)

-Raise minimum wage (expect massive reduction in full time jobs & loss of health care benefits)

-!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded)

-Reparations for every rac "harmed" by the white man.

-Convicts, terrorists voting.

-Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.

-Late term abortions up to 9 months.

-Infanticide.

-Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work.

Democrat-Socialist 2020 Platform & Goals:

From the Democrat's themselves. View their speeches / debates on you tube. . The choice is yours.

KellyAlzan

Not even

BunnyLou

Exactly right. We know which way MD is going...

timothygaydos

Right on point - almost every democratic candidate for 2020 is spouting most of this and supported these liberal agenda items for years...

richardlyons

How goes the audit?

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