Thursday, January 4, 2018

Democrats Should Start Thinking Of What To Replace ICE With Now

If Democrats ever manage to wrest control of the government from Republicans one of the first things they should do is get rid of ICE and seriously consider getting rid of the Department of Homeland Security.   At the very least they should deNazify both the name and the mindset that is obviously way too common in those entities.  That Thomas Homan, the Acting Director has gone way past what is tolerable for a democracy, calling for the jailing of Democratic Politicians for not cooperating with the SS tactics that ICE has been using since Trump was inaugurated. 

Homan has found within himself an authoritarian knob that turns way past 11. He wants to throw California Governor Jerry Brown in jail, along with any other elected state official who adopts a “sanctuary” policy in the area over which they have jurisdiction. New York caught Homan chatting this plan over with Neil Cavuto of the Fox Business Network.

In an interview Tuesday with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto, Homan said political leaders in sanctuary cities, which don’t cooperate with ICE officials looking to make immigration arrests, are breaking the law when they “knowingly shield and harbor an illegal alien.” “That is a violation of 8 USC 1324. That’s an alien-smuggling statute. I’ve asked the Department of Justice to look at this,” he said. “Can we hold them accountable? Are they violating federal law?” When Cavuto pressed Homan on what he’d do if the Justice Department decides that federal law is being violated, he suggested that politicians be held “personally accountable.” “We’ve got to take these sanctuary cities on. We’ve got to take them to court and we’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes.”

That is a guy who should be on the SCLC watchlist of dangerous fanatics, not heading the abomination that the Bush II regime created in response to 9-11, giving it the Nazi-sounding name, they should have spelled it "Heim" and been honest about it, though nothing they did was ever honest. ICE is a disgrace that should be disbanded over their activities in the past year.  Policing and law enforcement in this country, in almost every place, needs to be drastically changed.  The swatting death in Wichita, Kansas is a terrible example of the kind of deadly tactics that have become common, especially when used against people with brown skin and those are, by and large, the same people that ICE targets.  It is clear that its recruitment and training AND ITS LEADERSHIP is incompatible with egalitarian democracy and decency.  I would guess a large number of both its officers and the leadership of it should be fired and replaced by people who aren't so inclined to fascist tendencies. 

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