Democrats and their socialist foot soldiers love to tout the “diversity” of a wave of new “firsts” in liberals who have been elected to public office with little qualification other than being able to check off the appropriate boxes on the race/gender identity form.
There is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar who got the honor of being the first Muslim women elected and the state of Colorado got it’s first openly gay governor.
There is also Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson who edged out incumbent Rich Stanek as Hennepin County Sheriff who in another landmark is the first openly gay anti-ICE sheriff.
The county includes
Little Somalia Minneapolis and Hutchinson’s victory will allow him to team with new Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison as the top law enforcement officials in the northern outpost of California.
Minnesota Elects First Anti-ICE Homosexual Sheriff https://t.co/n1xFMYmGdl
— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) November 10, 2018
Via Big League Politics, “Minnesota Elects First Anti-ICE Homosexual Sheriff”:
In a major upset on Tuesday night, Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson defeated incumbent Rich Stanek to become the next Hennepin County Sheriff in Minnesota. Hutchinson, who is a police sergeant for Metro Transit, beat Stanek 264,511 (49.93 percent) to 262,182 (49.49 percent). Stanek was seeking his fourth term as sheriff.
On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey welcomed Hutchinson to City Hall. Hutch is the first openly gay sheriff in the Upper Midwest.
The sheriff-elect in Hennepin County says he is ready to get to work, but his emphasis is on protecting the immigrant community, as opposed to actual citizens in Minnesota.
“My promise has always been that immigrants, no matter their status or documentation can come to the Sheriff’s office for help,” Hutch said.
— Indivisible Plymouth, MN (@PlyMNIndivisibl) October 12, 2018
In addition to having preferential status as a homosexual, Hutchinson appealed to the large refugee population in the area by running hard against U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement including writing a pre-election editorial “HOW TO BEAT ICE IN YOUR HOMETOWN? RUN FOR SHERIFF.”
“Two years ago I was on Lake Street, driving, when I get flagged down by one of our regulars, a young man addicted to crack cocaine,” Hutchinson says. “He’s not a bad guy, very friendly to us, and we always shoot the breeze. He points to a Latina-looking woman who just got robbed.” The woman, Hutchinson tells me, had lost a few thousand dollars and been punched in the face, so he was eager to get her cooperation in trying to catch the bad guys. Unfortunately, he tells me, she wouldn’t make an official complaint, and instead just “refuses service, walks home.”
“It angered me,” Hutchinson says. “This woman’s fled from Guatemala to America for a better life. She’s at her third job. I’m the police and supposed to help people. I can’t be a cop if this population is too scared to talk to me.”
Haunted by the experience, he started to research immigration enforcement issues, getting increasingly upset as he saw the ways that county law enforcement under Stanek’s leadership was intensifying the same culture of fear that had led the Guatemalan robbery victim not to report.
What’s more, Hutchinson says, Stanek doesn’t seem to understand the boon that immigrant communities have been to Hennepin County.
While Stanek has told Trump that the area struggles with an immigration problem, Hutchinson says that’s simply not true. “We don’t have a problem. Look at all our refugees that we’ve had in this state. Hmong people are all successful. They own businesses, they’re great people. Latinos too. Lake Street, 15 to 20 years ago, was terrible with no businesses. Lake Street now has Mexican, Ecuadorian, South American businesses and restaurants, plus you got Somali coffee shops,” Hutchinson says. “These people have made our state, city, and county better and no question about that.”
Hutchinson and Ellison will be a dream team for illegal aliens who will continue to flock to the Twin Cities now that they have little fear of being apprehended by ICE.