Republicans are stirring up public fear to score cheap political points on HB 370 (ICE Enforcement).
I organized a press conference today for Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden and Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller who all join me in opposition to HB 370.
HB 370 will erode the trust between officers and their communities. People will become too afraid to report crimes and our state will become more dangerous.
Republicans are making threats to our Sheriffs because they didn’t like the outcome of the sheriffs’ elections in 2018.
These sheriffs oppose the bill because it prevents them from acting in the best interest of their communities. ICE needs to stop asking local law enforcement to do its dirty work for them. We need to let sheriff’s deputies do their job and let ICE do theirs.
I plan to vote NO on HB 370 and encourage Governor Cooper to veto this bill if it passes the NCGA.