Texas: Travis County Sheriff would rather refuse ICE detainers than get body armor for deputies

Texas: Travis County Sheriff would rather refuse ICE detainers than get body armor for deputies
Sheriff Sally Hernandez, ICE cold. (Image: Screen grab of NBC KXAN video)

[Ed. – The radicals are always the last to pay the price of their radicalism.]

In January, Governor Abbott announced the state would fund $23 million in grants to purchase 33,000 vets for more than 450 law enforcement departments. … Travis County did not apply for the grant because one condition from the governor’s office required the agency to “sign a letter confirming compliance with ICE detainer requests both now and during the grant term of at least one year,” according to Travis County Commissioner’s Court records. …

According to county documents, project manager Valerie Hollier planned on asking for a state grant of approximately $240,000, enough for more than 200 rifle-resistant vets.

“It is anticipated the number of fatal shootings will be reduced by equipping more officers with type III & IV body armor,” according to the recommendations.

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However, county staff wrote to commissioners that the county wouldn’t apply and didn’t qualify because Sheriff Hernandez would not sign a letter committing to hold arrested undocumented immigrants for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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