Sheriff Sandra Hutchens explains the exact role the Orange County Sheriff’s Department plays when it comes to enforcing immigration. She is clear that immigration law is the responsibility of the federal government and not the Sheriff’s Department.
Is it time in California to end an inhumane detention system and acknowledge that prisons aren’t the answer on immigration. Cortes counters Sheriff Sandra Hutchens arguing that a new approach to immigration (SB1289) before Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk is constitutional.
Scott Sanders, the public defender who exposed the county’s jailhouse snitch operation, is now alleging in a letter that sheriff’s deputies surreptitiously eavesdropped on a constitutionally protected conversation he had with mass-murderer Scott Evans Dekraaai in jail.
County officials have hired a new homelessness czar to try to jumpstart the county’s stalled approach to homelessness; meanwhile Sheriff Sandra Hutchens takes a swipe at the deputies union over its annual managers’ survey.