A Democratic “lawmaker” in Brockton, Massachusetts, is defending her Facebook posts where she openly obstructed law enforcement.
State Rep. Michelle DuBois admits she tipped off people on social media, warning them of impending raids by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials.
DuBois wrote in a since-deleted post: “If you are undocumented, don’t go out on the street. If there is a knock on the door of your house and you don’t know who it is, don’t open the door. I ask you to be careful.”
DuBois then followed up with instructions on what to do if ICE comes to your door because you’re an illegal alien who has committed a felony (ICE usually does not get involved for illegals who aren’t felons).
In follow-up posts that have since been deleted, DuBois insists she did nothing wrong, and was merely “forwarding a rumor” from “my friend in the Latin community,” as screenshots from the Daily Caller show.
However, the local sheriff’s department is furious at Rep. Michelle DuBois, saying her “warnings” make it difficult for them to do their jobs.
“It completely undermines law enforcement,” the Bristol Sheriff Department tweeted.
DuBois was slammed on social media by furious residents who said she’s endangering public safety by helping criminals escape arrest.
"It completely undermines law enforcement," Sheriff tells House Subcommittee about Brockton politician who tipped illegals off to ICE raid.
— Bristol County Sheriff's Office (@BCSO1) March 28, 2017
DuBois’ actions came just hours after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned lawless mayors and governors to stop harboring illegal aliens who commit felonies in “sanctuary cities” because it allows dangerous criminals to roam free.
It’s unclear if the ICE raids that DuBois had warned about were actually scheduled, but an ICE rep released a statement saying the agency “does not conduct random sweeps, checkpoints or raids.”
Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for the ICE New England office, also slammed DuBois, saying her social media posts are inciting panic.
“Any person who actively incites panic or fear of law enforcement is doing a disservice to the community, endangering public safety and the very people they claim to support and represent,” he said.
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