Immigration is one of the major issues that is affecting law enforcement in this country. This is a movement to create sanctuary cities in this country. Some areas of the country already have these cities. These cities cause a big problem for local police. These cities have laws that prevent law enforcement from working with ICE. By not working with ICE, criminal illegal immigrants will have safety in our country. We need to stop the spread of these sanctuary cities to help our nation’s law enforcement.
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Gun laws can endanger law enforcement, especially red flag laws. Red Flag laws are intended to protect people from gun violence. These laws are meant to get guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others. The problem with these laws is most of them lack due process. Someone could make a weak claim against someone and a activist judge could order guns taken away based on little evidence. This would put law enforcement in danger of taking guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens for no reasons.
These oversight boards are heavily biased against police officers. Many of these boards have come up as a response to police misconduct. Many of these boards are given lots of power over the police. This year the Oakland Police Chief was fired without cause by its civilian oversight board.
Mental Health is an unseen issue that affects law enforcement and does not get much attention by the mainstream media. It is an issue that we need to take seriously and address.
Sheriffs elections are important because they are currently the only elected law enforcement position. Sheriffs can be more in tune to the public’s needs than police chiefs. The reason being is that they have to be re-elected to their positions. This is a unique aspect of being a sheriff. They need to convince the people of the county why they are a good sheriff and should be elected. These sheriffs are then also part of the political machine. They might also bend to the will of the loudest group to get elected or re elected.