Sacramento County Republican Party Highlights The Politics of Community Safety
Sheriff Scott Jones was the keynote speaker at the March 1, 2018 Presidents’ Day Dinner, hosted by the Sacramento County Republican Party (SCRP). During his presentation, the Sheriff described the challenges of being a law enforcement official working under laws passed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature and led by Governor Jerry Brown. The Sacramento County Republican Party recognizes that crime is an issue that impacts everyone in our community. While the Democrats continue to pass laws that result in fewer consequences for criminal acts, voters will realize they were lied to, especially when Propositions 47 and 57 where promoted as safety measures.
As recent police activity in the City of Sacramento has come under scrutiny, we encourage all members of the Sacramento community to work together to address the causes of crime, and to make sure that law enforcement training and management is not directed by politics, but a goal of keeping law-abiding residents safe. We may all have different life experiences that shape how we view law enforcement and politicians, but what we have in common is a right to be equally protected under the law.
As the election approaches, SCRP will inform voters about the differences between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to supporting the interests of victims vs. criminals. We will also explore litigation, legislation and ballot measures impacting our safety, including the initiative now in circulation to “Keep California Safe.”
The Juan Hernandez v. City of San Jose case challenges the alleged political decision made by City leaders directing their police force to steer Trump supporters into an angry mob following a rally during the 2016 election. View the attorney for the City trying to convince the US Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit that Trump supporters put themselves in danger by attending the rally. Then at about twelve minutes into the video, you can view plaintiff’s attorney (and California’s Republican National Committeewoman) Harmeet Dhillon discuss the issue of “qualified immunity” that has kept plaintiffs from being able to question law enforcement officers as to their reasons for putting the Trump supporters in danger.
Senator Mike Morrell, who sees first-hand what legislators in Sacramento are doing to weaken our criminal justice system, wrote the following article that highlights the results of Democrat policies.
Hope For California
By Senator Mike Morrell
Special to the Capitol Update – a publication provided by the California Federation of Republican Women
“First, 40 years of one-party rule by Senate Democrats in Sacramento has reached a tipping point. They have overstepped their bounds and voters are becoming more aware of the negative effects. They have recklessly pursued an agenda of progressive/socialistic policies that expand the bureaucratic state and affect us economically, politically, and spiritually.
On their watch, education rankings have dropped to 44th in the country. California has at least 34 percent of the entire nation’s welfare caseload. We have the highest state sales tax and now among the highest gas and car taxes.
For over a decade, surveys of 500 CEOs around America have rated California the worst place to do business. During the same period, we have seen a net loss of one million residents.
Perhaps most egregious is what is happening to public safety. Laws created by the governor and Democratic legislators to release at least 40,000 convicted felons into our neighborhoods have put our loved ones in harm’s way. Now a judge has ruled that another 10,000 sex offenders should be eligible for early parole.
Their policies have failed us.”
State Senator Mike Morrell represents the 23rd Senate District in the California State Legislature, which includes portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties.