The Frederick County Democratic Central Committee would like to thank Council Member Kai Hagen for his actions on the evening of June 20, and we strongly condemn the subsequent actions of Sheriff Chuck Jenkins.

Council Member Hagen stopped to check on the well-being of a driver who had been pulled over by a deputy. He was not blocking traffic (there was none to block), and he did not get out of his car. When the driver assured him that all was fine, Mr. Hagen drove on. We appreciate that Mr. Hagen cares about his constituents and neighbors. We further appreciate his willingness to acknowledge later that he could have handled the incident better; it’s a rare man who can admit that he may have been wrong.

The sheriff publicly called Mr. Hagen “an embarrassment to Frederick County and the County Council.” To our minds, it is Mr. Jenkins who is the embarrassment to our community. As we previously noted in this space, he has associated himself with Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR), an organization identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has been sued for racial bias, unconstitutional policing, and gender discrimination (inter alia), and he has a long history of directing his rage at those with whom he disagrees.

On the radio since the June 20 incident, the sheriff yelled about “the damn County Council” and County Executive Jan Gardner. He warned that the county “had better wake up and see what this Democratic County Council and this County Executive are doing,” mischaracterizing their good government as “destroying” and “ruining” Frederick County.

He lied about what happened prior to June 20, omitted relevant details, and otherwise whipped his base into a frenzy; as a result, national right-wing news sources have amplified his version of events, and fans of the sheriff have sent hundreds of death threats to Mr. Hagen, many of them including graphic descriptions and language far too vile to print here. We can only hope that those messages sent from local residents, at least, are being thoroughly investigated by the sheriff’s department.

We also urge voters to consider the incumbent’s character — or lack of character — next year when it’s time to elect a sheriff.

Deborah Carter

Walkersville

Deborah Carter is chair of the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee.

(45) comments

neilyoungfan25

Deborah Carter fills her Facebook page with Hate Cops crap, so why should this LTE surprise anyone? She’s truly pitiful!

sej58

Had it not been for Kia interfering with the duties of a police officer, the sheriff would have not gone of the radio. It’s that simple.

public-redux

You make it sound as if the High Sheriff has no control over his actions. He isn't a toddler.

bnick467

There are some convincing arguments to the contrary...

public-redux

I’ve never seen a toddler with a gut like the High Sheriff’s.

mgoose806

Think it is safe to say, Kai Hagen will not be interceding in anymore law enforcement situations. Thank you Sheriff for bring to the publics attention how self-important Hagen considers himself.

neilyoungfan25

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phydeaux994

mcrider, JerryR, piddle and other RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans), I believe that the majority of the citizens of FC agree that Mr. Hagen was a little overzealous in this case and he apologized for it. END OF STORY! Sheriff Jenkins and his acolytes chose to use it to demonize and criticize those they Hate, as is their habit. But let the “Left” criticize the Sheriff for his many misdeeds over the years….well, you know. Peace.✌🏻😷

jsklinelga

If you are going to beat a dead horse put it into perspective. Supporters of the Sheriff think he let his anger cloud his judgement when he appeared on WFMD the second time. But many understand.

Why was he angry? A "right winger" as described above but a better description would be a law and order LEO that is responsible for the lives and safety of hundreds of personnel under his supervision. A tough man in a tough job. And he has watched as across this country, just in the year 2020. that 25 people have died and over 2000 officers have been injured due to protest against the police. And for the most part, like Hagen's actions, unjustifiably.

He was furious that the heads of the local government would not speak against or censure Mr. Hagen's actions. Obviously they had little regard for the professionalism and service of his deputies.

Defund the police, certainly a democrat agenda, has caused incredible unrest, lawlessness, destruction and death across this country. For groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to call others hate groups is a bit outlandish. They have been backers of the people behind the turmoil. It is not only Sheriff Jenkins that is angry.

And brass tacks. If George Floyd would have been white would the situation have been different. ( Let us not minimize the unfortunate outcome.) Here is a large, large man. A man that had amphetamines' and fentanyl in his system a the time of arrest A man that passed a fake 20 and refused twice to return to the store before the police were called.. A man whose record was known: "Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes. He served four years in prison after accepting a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery in a home invasion." A man that struggled with police. Yes the ensuing outcome was tragic but would it have been different if he was white?

Unquestionably Sheriff Jenkins was mad at Hagen but he was further angered at the Democrat leaderships response. And understandably.

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shiftless88

jsk (the man who supports racists) speaks on racism. With such authority. Spinning a tale of how the victim is somehow at fault. Somehow Floyd is responsible for his own death rather than the LEO who kneeled on his neck for long enough to kill him (and the original police report said nothing about it; if it weren't for the video there would have been no trial). That Hagen and society is responsible for Jenkins losing his temper over a period of weeks. Clouding his judgement. Look, if the perspective of a day is not sufficient for Jenkins to calm down and act rationally then perhaps he is the wrong man for the job. Not that tough. Too emotional.

Awteam2021

Yep, he was mad after the insurrection. Right?

Police have a to deal with so much. Right? My opinion isn’t democrat or republican opinion but over one’s competency to hold the position at this point. I don’t want a police officer going on the radio to insight harm to a political opponent.

In one a single act more then 140 police officers were injured, 5 deaths, now six dead. Another Capitol officer committed suicide. But the Sheriff of Frederick County Chuck Jenkins flipped out over a non-incident, incident 🤷‍♂️. A traffic stop on Rte 806. Do you even know where that is? The stopped motorist was given 2 warnings about license plates. Sheriff Chuck went on the rampage. WFMD radio station was eager to oblige his spewing of anger. Quite professional.

He claimed, he had no recourse but to encourage abhorrent, violence that led to over 100 threats to Kai Hagan’s life, even his family. I know Kia. He’s the least non-threatening , not a large man, pretty much docile. That’s inexcusable.

Btw, JSK, regardless of ones size that isn’t an excuse to be abused by the police.

mcrider

Unbelievable !!!, … but in this case believable, as it is typical leftist nonsense. This type of drivel just goes to show how far out of touch with reality liberals truly are today.

shiftless88

I'd say that compared to recent conservative beliefs like CRT teaching in schools, transgender athletes, and voter fraud in the 2020 election (not to mention the views of the Jan 6 invasion of the Capitol) I would say that liberals are far more grounded in reality.

sdm817

Do you know how it stick to the subject at hand? Typical BS.

shiftless88

This was exactly on topic. mcrider says "this type of drivel", not some specific statement. He accuses liberals of being out of touch with reality. I am demonstrating with factual instances that republicans right now are the ones who seem to be living in an alternative universe.

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shiftless88

I am happy that you support rigorous enforcement of the law. Which is why I am sure you are in strong support of the prosecution of those who invaded the Capitol on Jan 6 as well as those who incited this action by telling lies.

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public-redux

I take it that you support a thorough investigation of any death threats and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law?

pdl603

‘it’s a rare man who can admit that he may have been wrong.” Oh my, what sexist and bigoted statement from Comrade Central Committee Chair. The only thing she forgot to add in the statement was that Kai is white and I think that would have ticked all the boxes to get the democrat base on board.

shiftless88

I think I speak for everyone here when I say I cannot wait for school to start so pdl won't piddle all over these comments.

pdl603

Ouch, did your mom come up with that one?

Do you not agree that her statement is bigoted? She has generalized about all men. It would be refreshing for a floater like yourself to admit a democrat is a bigot. Sorry to all the other floaters for including you in my description of Shiftless.

Awteam2021

No, Pdl603. It’s a ‘metaphor’. 🙇‍♂️ It would be more refreshing if you knew what you were talking about.

TrekMan

👍👍

threecents

Wow, what a snowflake.

DickD

Excellent LTE, couldn't be better. .And congratulations, you just made Jenkins hate list. You might even replace Kai.

Greg F

About time FNP gives up the ghost on this topic....people are just being stupid on the whole subject on both sides...one more than the other...hint...RRR.

threecents

Pdl and Marinick are the Sean Connery character in SNL Jeopardy.

Awteam2021

I also blame WFMD 93 am radio “Mid Maryland Live” with Tim & Frank for giving Jenkins his personal megaphone 📣 to rile up the mob. Shameful. Sheriff Chuck Jenkins claimed he had no other recourse but to go on the radio and stir up hate.

DickD

Our own little Hitler.

Dwasserba

[thumbup]awteam [thumbdown]WFMD

pdl603

The Democrat Central Committee of the Socialist State of Maryland back Hagen? Of course they do who would have thought they wouldn’t? Laws are laws, if you break or interfere there should be consequences unless of course you are a democrat.

marinick1

[thumbup][thumbup] Exactly right, pdl603. [thumbup][smile]

public-redux

I’m glad to see you calling for consequences for the people making death threats, which might even be illegal.

Dwasserba

[thumbup]public

pdl603

1st, as long as death threats are treated equally whether received by R or D or anybody in between. Sadly, democrats seem to get a pass for threatening and perpetrating violence. Second, show proof that Kai has received death threats. Who knows what that drama queen is capable of.

mcrider

Exactly, let’s see some proof of these purported “hundreds of death threats”. More lies from the left most likely.

public-redux

pdl, Exactly! Law and order all around. And if someone has lied that death threats were made, that would be revealed in a thorough investigation. And maybe people are lying about people lying about death threats.

Anyway, glad to see you agree that wanton lawbreakers should be prosecuted.

public-redux

mcrider, I hope you share whatever information you have with the proper authorities.

gary4books

"break or interfere?" Obviously no laws were broken and "interfere" is not a legal term. The term to consider is "obstruct" and that needs "conscious intent" to break that law. No crime means no fault and just come people who do not like what Hagen did. Sorry about that. it was legal.

DickD

Well stated, Gary.

threecents

Since Deputy Jenkins was able to do his job - issuing a citation to the driver with incorrect tags - there was no obstruction of justice, as far as I can see, but if you disagree, then your argument is with our Republican sheriff. Also, the LTE is from the county's Democratic Central Committee - not the state's.

Greg F

Right piddle....you don't have a clue what a socialist is, and that's really quite obvious. You also don't have a clue what a fascist is, which is what you support in your party, that is a bunch of wannabe dictators that instigated an attempted coup that your favorite Qaddafi wannabe T-man says was just a love-fest. You and Marnick...two peas in a toxic stew pod.

threecents

"...hundreds of death threats to Mr. Hagen, many of them including graphic descriptions ..." Jeesh, what is wrong with certain people?

bnick467

The uneducated are extremely gullible and they fall for the rhetoric that people like Sheriff Jenkins spew. They actually believe Chucky's lies that Hagen is "destroying America" and they act on it, just like Chucky wants them to.

threecents

Our Sheriff bears some responsibility for these death threats and should be addressing them - particularly since law enforcement is his job.

shiftless88

I think Deputy Jenkins ought to provide personal protection for Kai

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