Thursday, April 20, 2017

Justice Department Has A Message To Cities, States: Comply With Federal Laws Or Else

The U.S. Justice Department is sending a message to state and local governments: Failure to comply with federal laws could have big consequences.

This year, most of the conversation has focused on whether sanctuary cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration authorities will be able to keep grant money for their police departments. But veterans of the Justice Department said that's only a piece of what could be at stake.

A little-noticed portion of a memo Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed on March 31 directed his deputies to review local and state compliance with "all federal laws."

"I think it's cause for concern," said Miriam Krinsky, a former federal prosecutor who now works with newly elected district attorneys and state attorneys. "With federal money moving forward, there could be the potential for federal strings to be attached."

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Law Enforcement is not enforcing the Law, Local / State / Federal, then they do not need Federal money for dereliction of duty. They prove they are enforcing the Laws of the land then they get Federal money for doing their job.

Anonymous said...

Back up this threat with US Marshals going in and arresting Mayors, Councilmen, Police, all who refuse to turn in illegals!

Anonymous said...

I remember when many, many states refused to recognize MLK Day. The Federal Government said no problem, no more Highway Funds.

It didn't take long for them to comply.

Trump, please cut off all funding to States with Sanctuary Cities, including Maryland.

F.U. Kevin Kamenetz!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Back up this threat with US Marshals going in and arresting Mayors, Councilmen, Police, all who refuse to turn in illegals!

April 20, 2017 at 11:30 PM

Here, Here!