Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On Law Enforcement, California Has Already Seceded

In mid-April, the leader of CalExit, a movement to have California secede from the United States and become an independent nation, announced that he was dropping the effort and moving to Russia.

But by their words and actions, California's political leaders have made it clear that on matters of law enforcement the state has already seceded.

In recent weeks, the governor, attorney general, legislative leaders, and even mayors and city councils have stumbled over each other to announce that the state will not participate in any national effort to secure the nation's borders or crack down on drug-dealing street gangs and violent criminals.

Some undeniable legacies of the Obama administration have been the explosion of violent crime in many U.S. urban centers, a widespread increase in drug trafficking, and an accompanying record-setting number of fatal drug overdoses....