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Do Chatham County officials operate in the shadows?

By Linda Bienvenue
Posted Saturday, August 7, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - So, Chatham County's "leadership" is being pragmatic when they decide that the Sheriff's department personnel should not spend their time enforcing the law (ICE), to give them the time to arrest those who "break" the law (burglars, drug dealers, etc.), when they are reported by those who are living here against the law (illegal immigrants.)

Did I interpret that correctly?

Oh, and by the way, the leadership is also breaking the law. Has this surreal sanctuary brought everyone who was in the shadows out of them? Have a lot of people "in the shadows" been calling in to report crimes? How can you tell? Has crime in Chatham County decreased measurably because of this, and if it has/has not - can it be proven?

I was brought up to believe that if you are not breaking the law, you have nothing to fear from those who enforce the law. Of course, as each day passes, those in power seek to remove more rights and privileges from a law-abiding free people, and give the rights to those who break the law.

Ahhhh -- so this is redistribution in action.

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