Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, blasted New York City Mayor De Blasio for his continued defiance of the federal government over “Sanctuary City” status, claiming this continued interference opens up the city to more crime.
“The Mayor is taking his own position on it, and it seems the police department, and Commissioner O’Neil, and I could be wrong on this, is compliant with the concept that it’s OK to not participate with ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement],” said Mullins.
Mayor De Blasio was one of the first to come out against President Trump’s immigration policies, stating the executive order “does not change who we are or how we go about doing our work.” Since then, the Mayor has been seen attending Anti-Trump protests with celebrities, and enjoying a new surge of voter confidence, as his approval ratings were quite low before his Anti-Trump antics.
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An illegal immigrant gang member was granted freedom under the mayor’s sanctuary city policy, and in defiance of federal lawFeb. 16. ICE officers requested that the gang member be turned over to them after his sentence in New York, but they were not notified after his release, according to the New York Post.
“It’s almost like the world is upside-down right now,” Mullins told John Catsimatidis on “The Cat’s Roundtable,” a New York City radio talk show. “I think people have forgotten what has occurred in this country, with the attacks on 9/11, with the everyday terrorism.”
“The question isn’t, ya know, keeping people out of the country, the question is keep people out of the country that are trying to kill Americans,” Mullins asserted. “I don’t blame people for trying to sneak into this country, this is a great place to live, they want better for themselves and their families, that I understand.
“It is very easy to walk about a shopping mall and walk about the street and feel that life is good, but when it happens, and it will happen, people will be scrambling and asking for law enforcement and wanting law and order,” the police union president said, “but at that point it’s too late.”
Mullins defended Trump’s policies, saying that “the idea is to prevent things before they happen, that’s why we buy dogs for our houses and put alarms up.”