Sheriff's Candidate Circulates Racial...

Sheriff's Candidate Circulates Racially Charged Campaign Flier

There are 75 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Sheriff's Candidate Circulates Racially Charged Campaign Flier. In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

A candidate for Williamson County sheriff said he would do it again -- circulate thousands of mailers linking illegal immigration to crime.

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sickofgoodolboys

Franklin, TN

#1 Jul 29, 2008
With all of our problems he chooses to campaign on this issue? He's appealing to the lowest common denominator, ignorant lazy thinkers.
Great. First a druggy now an obese bigot. Lord help us.
thelma

Nashville, TN

#2 Jul 29, 2008
i think he is really stuped and the rest are about clowns so somewhere there has to be another good sheriff
JohnB1

Unionville, TN

#3 Jul 29, 2008
The candidate for sheriff is correct concerning illegal immigration.

He wants to enforce the law, not ignore the law breakers.

When a person enters a country (any country), they should do so legally.
Rick W

Woodbury, TN

#4 Jul 29, 2008
Illegal Immigration is a growing problem that has to be addressed. I applaud anyone who will stand up and do something about it. Anyone that finds someone racist or a bigot because they want to fight crime is very ignorant in their ways, if they crossed the border without going thru the proper channels, GUESS WHAT, They are trespassing in our country, I think that is ILLEGAL!
BOB

Singapore, Singapore

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Skrabak with a typical liberal response! Probably never saw an illegal she did not like.
Webb Williams

Spring Hill, TN

#6 Jul 29, 2008
These liberals!!! The man is doing what he is supposed to be doing - enforcing the law. If someone has illegally crossed the border to take advantage of all the things we, as true Americans, are working for, then they need to be deported. Otherwise, what are we all working for - enabling an invasion of our country and for it to be taken over by these illegals. Nothing in what he has printed ont hat card said anything about a specific group - it specified illegal aliens of all creeds, as it should. I guess if this woman had been alive during the American Revolution, we might still be an arm of England or during World War Two, we would be Japanese or German Nazi ruled.

I would definitely vote for Campsey iof I could - 100 percent. To support illegals of any kind is almost treasonous and definitely anti-American.
anon

United States

#7 Jul 29, 2008
The interview only included one person's opinion. I wonder if she is from the US or an immigrant herself? Is she saying that the illegals should stay? Maybe she would like to make up for the taxes they’re not paying, maybe she’d like to pay for all of our benefits that they’re using. I understand it's costly and there is a great amount of paper work involved with being a legal immigrant but do it right or go home.
I just read an article yesterday about gang activity growing in Williamson Co which they linked to illegals. If what I read from that article was true then I would think she would want them to go back. Who really wants gang activity in their quiet little town?
Regardless of how you feel about this issue the candidate has done a good job getting his name out there.

Since: Apr 08

I am right behind you

#8 Jul 29, 2008
I don't care if you're black, white, Asian, Mexican, Indian, gay, straight, male, or female (or other racial/ethnic/race/gender/sexu al orientation). We're a nation of immigrants, but most of us got here legally.

If they're illegal, they're breaking the law, and should be dealt away with in any way possible. They should be afforded far less rights, and if I lived in this county, this sheriff candidate would get my vote. I want something that would scare them back to their home country.
sevenj

Murfreesboro, TN

#9 Jul 29, 2008
"Like a thief in the night... illegal immigrants sneak into our communities and live among us in violation of the law,'

What part of that statement is false??? Do you really want this problem to be shoved under the rug? One day Miss Skrabak will wake up surrounded by illegals and it will be too late. Let's come back to earth from fairy land and fix the problem....it IS a PROBLEM!!
Albert

Primm Springs, TN

#10 Jul 29, 2008
I think Miss Skrabak should embrace the illegals and pay for all their upkeep and take the expense off the other taxpayers. If she wants to be a part of lawbreakers that are stripping this country of its programs, that are set up for the people who are paying taxes, the she aiding and abeting criminals.
Gitta

Antioch, TN

#11 Jul 29, 2008
I am from Germany and when I saw this
postcard with racial remarks I dont know what to say, but this man is a big racist
I dont know why people in this country allow this kind of behaivor my message
to Campsey is you are racist and dirt
of this earth and you not going to get away with this and the best thing for you to do
is jump in the grave with hitler people
like you dont need to protect the public
befor you speak you need to understand
immigration you are very stupid and ignord person and I also sent this to my country to let people know what kind of racist try to run for offices and to protect the public
Timefire Rex

Hermitage, TN

#12 Jul 29, 2008
It is interesting to me, that Tennessee is the state where most of the people who went south to Texas to fight in the Alamo were from. I have no problem with American States that border Mexico having Large United States of America Spanish and English Speaking populations. However, In the last ten years we have been flooded by spanish speaking
Mexicans and other south americans who cross the border on a day pass and don't go back. In fact in a colonizing wave they have swept deep into the English speaking heartland. It is the Goal of Corperate Capitalists aka Right wing Republicans to bust American unions
and reduce the wages of our Middle Class replacing
Liberal Democratic Americans with imported scab labor. Greed reaps what it sows. When enough of them are here, expect a turf war to erupt. There is plenty of evidence about how Mexicans feel about
English America on Youtube.com
Jim

Denver, CO

#14 Jul 29, 2008
sickofgoodolboys wrote:
With all of our problems he chooses to campaign on this issue? He's appealing to the lowest common denominator, ignorant lazy thinkers.
Great. First a druggy now an obese bigot. Lord help us.
The funny thing is that Headley was primarily known as "the singing sheriff", not for fighting crime. He got elected into office because of his popularity from singing at church meetings and other public functions.
Now, I'm not sure about the rest of the community but I would much rather have a sheriff who, pardon the pun,'lays the down the law' right from the start than to have someone like Headley (or another sheriff like him) who just pays the residents of Williamson County lip service about law enforcement.
Skrabak is ignorant as to the damage that illegal immigrants do to this county, state, and country. I bet she's never been in a vehicle accident with an illegal immigrant with no insurance and had to cough up thousands of dollars of her own money to pay for her car, insurance, and medical bills.
I bet she's also never been on the receiving end of a violent crime caused by an illegal immigrant. Let her stand helplessly by and watch the system deport him after convicting him of say manslaughter, child molestation, murder, or rape.
http://www.ice.gov/pi/news/newsreleases/artic...
I'm not sure who all she was showing the flier to who she says ".... everyone that I've shown the postcard to -- who's not received one -- their jaw drops. And they are in, you know, literally in awe that this is mailed out." but I know that everyone I've sent the link to the article about this flier has completely agreed with Tommy Campsey and what he is doing.
Funny thing is that Former Senator Fred Thompson said on September 7th, 2007 "If we catch illegal immigrants who are here, they need to be deported, if they want to get back in the right way, get in line with everybody else." I think it is funny how this didn't make many jaws drop for the republican nomination race but it will for a county sheriff’s election.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/...
I can safely say that Mrs. Suzanne Skrabak and I have not had the same life experiences. I've been a blue collar working man for most of my adult life. I spent 11 years in the U.S. Army (Desert Storm vet). I’ve worked for the Williamson County Sheriff's department in the 90’s. I spent 7 years as an EMT-Paramedic in the middle Tennessee area while also working in the construction business before finally settling down in the Information Technology field. I've dealt with a lot of illegal immigrants in a lot of different ways and I've seen first-hand the damage they cause, both intentionally and/or accidentally. As a tax payer I can definitely tell you that I’m tired of paying for their “accidents” and mistakes, regardless of their intentions.
I completely agree with both Fred Thompson and Tommy Campsey, if you want in the country, do it legally! If you are in the country illegally, expect the law to remove you through all legal means!
I'll be voting for Tommy Campsey when the time comes as will my family and friends.

Jim
Franklin, TN

Since: Jul 08

Hermitage, TN

#15 Jul 29, 2008
People who are in power generally want power. People abound who carp about those in power.
There are two ways to change a system of government. One from within the other from
without. Few Americans running after material
possessions or simply trying to exist worry about
who is doing what where. The key is always to
watch where the money flows. The within way is less violent, the without way is generally more.
My family has a historical marker somewhere in W.Virginia for a member who fought Indians to establish America. He lost his scalp in the process
after taking plenty of his own. Samsara is all about how one effects reality. Archeology is about
looking at the bones of the dead. Lucky to live in
America? Hell yes! The Sharks that run the Justice systems in other countrys have teeth that aren't
as evenly straightened with law binding braces.
Tired citizen

Nolensville, TN

#16 Jul 29, 2008
I am tired of the liberals calling people like me hate mongers, because I agree with Tommy Campsey.
Illegal immigrants by their very act of entering the country are breaking the law.
I see this as the most important law enforcement issue facing our country, let alone our local area
Every time they drive with out a license they are breaking the law.
Every time they work under the table with no taxes being taken out they are breaking the law.
I have met and spoken to Tommy Campsey. I find him to be a man of integrity and the type of law enforcement official Williamson county needs. How many stories have we seen about illegals who commit violent crimes? MS13 ring a bell. How many US citizens have been killed by drunk drivers or drivers with out a license or insurance who are illegally in the country?
I found the story on Channel 5 to be very biased and one sided. The only person who was interviewed about how they felt was the lady opposed to the flier.
Normally Channel 5 is fair but this was not a good story. It only presented the negative side of the story. I am very disappointed in you.
Perhaps the liberal bent of the mainstream media is showing for every one to be seen.
Channel 5 may have lost a viewing household over this issue
sickofgoodolboys

Franklin, TN

#17 Jul 29, 2008
sickofgoodolboys wrote:
With all of our problems he chooses to campaign on this issue? He's appealing to the lowest common denominator, ignorant lazy thinkers.
Great. First a druggy now an obese bigot. Lord help us.
FIRST - I'd like to see the stats that show illegals are the major cause of crime in our county.
SECOND - If you don't think this will lead to racial profiling by law enforcement please pull your head out off your rear.
As a long time resident of this county I am disgusted by the below responses in favor of Campsey. We really haven't made much progress since the jim crow days.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#19 Jul 29, 2008
sickofgoodolboys wrote:
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FIRST - I'd like to see the stats that show illegals are the major cause of crime in our county.
SECOND - If you don't think this will lead to racial profiling by law enforcement please pull your head out off your rear.
As a long time resident of this county I am disgusted by the below responses in favor of Campsey. We really haven't made much progress since the jim crow days.
Looking at the news article I wouls say he is right on, and the headline is misleading. It did not say illegals are a major source of crime, it says illegals are living here in violation of the law. That is why they are called illegals.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#20 Jul 29, 2008
Illegal immigration is a huge problem in the US, so why is people trying to paint this guy as a racist for wanting more done to combat the problem?

I guess the prejudice people are the ones who are against him since they are the ones who are getting the racist ideas because this is a white person trying to get ILLEGALS out of the country.
Jim

Denver, CO

#21 Jul 29, 2008
Jason B Bour wrote:
Illegal immigration is a huge problem in the US, so why is people trying to paint this guy as a racist for wanting more done to combat the problem?
I guess the prejudice people are the ones who are against him since they are the ones who are getting the racist ideas because this is a white person trying to get ILLEGALS out of the country.
Exactly! I'm far from being a racist but if it makes the liberals sleep at night thinking i am, so be it. Sweet dreams!=)
Jim

Denver, CO

#22 Jul 29, 2008
Tired citizen wrote:
I am tired of the liberals calling people like me hate mongers, because I agree with Tommy Campsey.
Illegal immigrants by their very act of entering the country are breaking the law.
I see this as the most important law enforcement issue facing our country, let alone our local area
Every time they drive with out a license they are breaking the law.
Every time they work under the table with no taxes being taken out they are breaking the law.
I have met and spoken to Tommy Campsey. I find him to be a man of integrity and the type of law enforcement official Williamson county needs. How many stories have we seen about illegals who commit violent crimes? MS13 ring a bell. How many US citizens have been killed by drunk drivers or drivers with out a license or insurance who are illegally in the country?
I found the story on Channel 5 to be very biased and one sided. The only person who was interviewed about how they felt was the lady opposed to the flier.
Normally Channel 5 is fair but this was not a good story. It only presented the negative side of the story. I am very disappointed in you.
Perhaps the liberal bent of the mainstream media is showing for every one to be seen.
Channel 5 may have lost a viewing household over this issue
I completely agree with you Tired Citizen!

A couple months back Maury County Sheriff's did some house searches looking for an illegal immigrant who was accused of rape. In the process of looking for that one individual the Sheriff's Department found many other illegal immigrants and had them deported. Many of the illegal immigrants from that area moved or left the area. The Hispanic community was "outraged" over the conduct of the Sheriff's Department.

Why? Why should any person be outraged over the actions of the Sheriff's department for doing their job?? I know that if I get pulled over for speeding, it's not the officer's fault, it's mine. He's enforcing the law that we as a society have made.

Again, if you are here illegally, don’t expect any sympathy from me when you’re deported. Get your sympathy from the ignorant liberals.

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