Julian Castro continues to pander to leftist, anti-police Democrats in his presidential campaign by proposing national policies that would undercut police officers’ authority, and make them and citizens more vulnerable to criminals. He is proposing to remove “qualified immunity” from the law that shields government officials, including police officers, from personal liability for their actions while conducting their jobs, and it would allow people to sue the officers directly for all and any actions.
Because police officers are public servants and involved in (life and death) decision-making activities, they are protected under law by “qualified immunity.” It is their protection from personal legal liability, and one of the reasons why cities pay for civil settlements to “victims” of police actions.
In Castro’s thinking, by removing “qualified immunity,” it would be easier for people to sue the police officers personally, as well as sue the municipality that employs them. He believes this would force the police to personally more responsible for their jobs and stop “unnecessary police violence.”
I applaud Congressman Chip Roy for standing up to the Washington, D.C. "Swamp." As a constituent, I thank him for up to The Swamp and making sure Congress does its job.
Not one penny, and particularly $19 billion, should not be spent without a single Congressional recorded vote and quorum. The reason I supported and voted for Cong. Roy of the Texas 21st District was because I wanted someone to fight back against the entrenched and worst elements of the D.C. Swamp.
The spending legislation swiftly passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday, May 23, in the afternoon, but came to an abrupt halt on the U.S. House side with Congressman Roy’s procedural objection. He didn't like the notion, and I agree with him 100%, of moving the spending package forward with little time to review it and discuss it, and after most of the House had left town.
Leftist state and local governments across the country have targeted firefighters, police, and Christians in various ways, and the current mayoral election in San Antonio should raise some red flags for those groups. Leftists in SA have accused police of being racist, and firefighters of being overpaid, and Christians of being bigots. If leftist Mayor Ron Nirenberg wins re-election against City Councilman Greg Brockhouse, there could be a severe backlash against those groups in San Antonio.
The liberal San Antonio media has branded SA councilman and candidate for mayor Greg Brockhouse with some negative stories and reports, while they favor Mayor Ron Nirenberg. Some of the news media call Brockhouse "a puppet of the City’s two most powerful unions" the police and the firefighters. They also keep repeating the allegation that Brockhouse was charged or involved in a case of domestic violence.
The police and firefighters’ associations have a long and established relationship with Brockhouse. On the other, Mayor Ron Nirenberg has sided with former city manager Sheryl Sculley who had a very antagonistic relationship with the police and firefighters. It makes sense the public safety associations would support Brockhouse.
It appears the love affair between Robert “Beto” O’Rourke and Mainstream press has ended. Beto, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman, is being ignored or criticized by the Media.
GQ magazine published a flattering story in 2018 with such gushing lines in it such as, “This has been the summer of Beto.” They turned on and wrote three recent critical stories including one on March 18 article titled, “Beto O’Rourke Raked in $6.1 Million in One Day with No Policy Details.”
During the Senate race, when Beto looked like he beat Senator Ted Cruz, Politico wrote an article titled, “Beto-mania Sweeps Texas.” But they just published a lengthy expose titled, “Beto’s Long History of Failing Upward.”