Sheriffs Just Stood Up To Obama: ‘This Is the Biggest Sham…’
Just days after the mass release of a record 6,112 federal inmates, however, sheriffs around the country are making sure their concerns are known. Pinal County, Arizona, lawman Paul Babeau lambasted the executive decision to set the prisoners free on the basis that they pose no safety threat to the public, according to Fox News.
“For them to tell me or tell citizens that they’re going to do a good job and these inmates are non-violent,” he said, “when in many instances drug crimes, drug purchasing, drug trafficking are related to other, violent crimes, I’d be amazed if the 6,000 … being released are non-violent.”
Even assuming the newly free inmates are docile, Babeau pointed out the economic strain such an influx of convicted felons is likely to cause.