The Minneapolis Police Department is furious that Mayor Jacob Frey has ordered city workers to start posting signs in police cars informing illegal aliens how to get away with breaking immigration laws.
The signs are in both English and Spanish, according to Fox News:
“Right now, cities have to step up and do what our federal administration and Congress won’t,” Frey said at a press conference Wednesday. “We will not let this lack of compassion at the highest levels of our government prevent us from doing what is right for our immigrant communities here in Minneapolis.”
“They will make it clear that you don’t have to answer questions about where you were born, your immigration status, whether you are a citizen and that you have the right to remain silent,” he explained.
Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, said on “Fox & Friends First” Friday that this is an example of city leaders’ “extreme, left-wing politics.”
“They refuse to accept the first word is ‘illegal.’ They’re an illegal immigrant. It’s obviously illegal to be here to begin with, and then secondly, further illegal activity is what’s led them to the back of a squad car,” Kroll said.
But members of the police department are VERY unhappy with the signs.
“We’re all in law enforcement together. And we just feel that it erodes the safety of our citizens,” Kroll said.
He pointed to a “rebellion” in Minneapolis and other sanctuary cities against the Trump administration’s crackdown on criminal aliens.
“We’re just hoping that the voters get out and, at the state level, tell the Minneapolis politicians, ‘Hey, this isn’t what we want in our state.'”
“With 200 shooting victims in the city year to date, the political response is to be sure and advise people who are here ILLEGALLY of their rights, while in the back of a squad car. It’s simply insane,” Kroll added in a statement Wednesday. “Thankfully we are less than four weeks from elections and we can possibly begin to restore the safety of our citizens with help at the state level.”
Thus far, Mayor Frey has avoided making any comments to Kroll’s irate statement.
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