By: Diane Benjamin
It is a huge deal for Chief Heffner to be confirmed by the Senate as the next US Marshal for the Central District of Illinois. Bloomington is losing an exceptional leader. He was also the main force blocking the “Welcoming Ordinance”. When he stated it would tie the hands of the local police, the majority of the Council was listening and refused to vote on it. They should have had a vote and said NO, but some were to chicken to publicly go on the record.
Heffenr was nominated by President Trump. Obviously somebody gave his name to the President. We already know Dick Durbin and Tari Renner are best buds, and both of them want the “Welcoming Ordinance”. Did they come up with a great way of removing their “problem”?
What happens next will be vital to the security of the people in Bloomington. The leftist radicals behind the “Welcoming Ordinance” think they should have a say in who the next Police Chief is. Here’s one example:
I’ve been watching social media. Some people in Bloomington don’t believe the police should ever stop them for expired tags, crossing the center line, speeding, or any violation. Maybe Carrillo can explain who is “disproportionate affected” by the criminal justice system.
Community policing should be promoting positive interactions between the police and the community. One post I saw was from a witness to an incident where an officer tried to help some kids put a chain back on a bike. The kids were very polite until the officer left. Then they used vulgar speech about not wanting help from a __________.
The biggest problem locally is kids being taught to hate the police by their parents and peers.
Are these the people Carrillo thinks should have a voice picking the next police chief?
If immigration laws don’t matter, which other laws don’t matter? Picking the wrong Chief will be like the Florida cops who knew the Parkland shooter was a threat but kept giving him more chances. It won’t end any better for the innocent residents of Bloomington.