Policing Matters Podcast: The escalating conflict between sanctuary cities and the feds
Clearly, state and local governments are on a collision course with the federal government
In late November, US District Court Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a permanent injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order to deny sanctuary cities a variety of federal funds. Less than a week later, a jury in San Francisco acquitted the illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle on all but one charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Following that jury’s ruling, a federal grand jury has indicted the Mexican man on immigration and weapons charges. Clearly, state and local governments are on a collision course with the federal government (especially the executive branch). In this podcast segment, Jim and Doug discuss the issue.