Citizens, members of LA County for Trump, The Remembrance Project and We The People Rising attended the LA County Sheriff Oversight Commission monthly meeting to speak out in support of law enforcement and the recent immigration enforcement actions in LA County. In addition, support for LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell's formal opposition to the CA State Sanctuary bill, SB 54 was expressed as well as support for Immigration Customs & Enforcement ICE operations and apprehensions in LA County.
LA COUNTY SHERIFF CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
The LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commissioners include community and faith leaders, a retired Sheriff’s lieutenant, and attorneys —from former prosecutors and public defenders, professors and executives from non-profit organizations. They are:
Heather Miller, Rabbi, Beth Chayim Chadashim, appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Hernán Vera, attorney and former president and CEO of Public Counsel, appointed by Supervisor Solis
JP Harris, former Sheriff’s lieutenant, appointed by Supervisor Knabe
Lael Rubin, former Deputy District Attorney, appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Patti Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, appointed by Supervisor Kuehl
Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Law School Associate Professor, appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Robert C. Bonner, attorney and former U.S. Attorney and DEA Administrator, appointed by Supervisor Antonovich
Sean Kennedy, executive director of Center for Juvenile Law & Policy at Loyola Law School and former federal public defender, appointed by the Board of Supervisors
Xavier Thompson, President of Baptist Ministers’ Conference and Senior Pastor of the Southern Saint Paul Church, appointed by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas
On January, 12, 2016 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission with the mission to improve public transparency and accountability with respect to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Commission is comprised of nine members representing the Board, with four members of the Commission recommended by community and other affiliated groups. The Office of the Inspector General and its staff will works with the Commission and is accountable for investigations.
The first public comment speaker, Betty Robinson, addressed the commissioners with excellent points in support of enforcing the law. However, her remarks were not recorded for the We The People Rising You Tube channel as RobinHvidston was not available to film her because she was processing several speaker cards with the clerk.
NOTE: At the 6/22/17 LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission meeting, It was stated that immigration will be one of the issues the commission will focus upon for the next few months. Open border groups as well as multiple members of the commission will be pushing a pro amnesty agenda for the county. Please try to attend future meetings to voice support for the enforcement of immigration laws in LA County.
Raul Rodriguez presented a We The People Rising packet of information, that was prepared by Stella Stephens, in support of law enforcement.