Elections have consequences- Travis County Sherrif

bullsi1911bullsi1911 ModeratorPosts: 9,078 Senior Member
So, it is coming out in the news now that Travis County (mostly Austin) Sheriff, Sally Hernandez sat on her hands and did not deploy the Travis County swift water rescue boats and teams until YESTERDAY.

http://www.statesman.com/news/state--regional/hurricane-harvey-while-houston-got-swamped-travis-rescue-boats-sat-idle/z7fHLNtscNhdQVBaNuy0BI/

It seems that our Sheriff, who only got elected because she promised to not to obey any federal ICE immigration detainers and keep Travis County a 'sanctuary city' (Travis county runs the Austin jail, so they would be able to kick violent criminal aliens free with no feds being the wiser), only would deploy our very well trained and experienced water rescue teams when she had a directive from the Federal Govt to do so*.

So... She wont save lives in a major disaster unless directed to by the Feds. But she won't save lives from violent criminal aliens** when directed to by the Feds. It's mind boggling


She has already been given the name "Stand-Dawn Sally" by the TCSO Deputies and the local media


*one deputy has already come forward and said she waited because she was afraid she would not get reimbursed for the overtime and equipment hours. Throwing away lives to save dollars

**Yes, there has been a few cases of people with active ICE detainers being kicked free from the TC jail going out and almost immediately beating their wives, committing violent crimes, and one killing a couple people in a DWI accident.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,021 Senior Member
    Austin didn't send swift water teams to Houston and its environs?

    Strange, because Colorado Springs did.

    Edit: We probably have more experience at swift water than anybody, but that's beside the point.
    Decisions have consequences, not everything in life gets an automatic mulligan.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,078 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Austin didn't send swift water teams to Houston and its environs?

    Well, they finally did YESTERDAY.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,925 Senior Member
    Tennessee sent a bunch of swift water rescue people from the Chattanooga area to Texas several days ago. They have enough supplies for about a week, and will stay longer if they can get resupplied. They're not PD or state or anything like that, though. Private individuals that got the training and do it, much like a volunteer fire department would do.

    You wouldn't think that TN and the tri state area would have that flooding problem and need swift water rescue, but there's lots of rivers that haven't been stopped up with a dam, and people do stupid things when the water gets up after a really large rainfall.

    Changing the subject a little, it's great to see people from all over sending people to help. People from Texas with boats, the Cajun Navy, and all the others just stopping their lives to do something to help. And the Army and Coast Guard with the rescue helicopters are swarming all over the place to pick up people.
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,092 Senior Member
    Idaho sent fully staffed air ambulances (3, I think) along with 17 other assets and countless volunteers.

    My Texas family members are also assisting. These are the stories that need telling.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,602 Senior Member
    Florida has now sent over 140 LE and other FWC staff to Texas to help out. They're the equivalent of Parks and Wildlife, Game and Fish, DNR, etc. officers. They're using airboats, shallow water boats, high water trucks, and other gear to rescue folks. As of Tuesday, FL's Gov. Scott said they'd retrieved over 200 people.

    Here's a good story about them.
    https://thecapitolist.com/texas-mothers-message-to-fwc-officers-my-kids-are-alive-because-of-you/


    Here's where the 200 number came from.
    https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/https:/www.news4jax.com/news/florida/florida-wildlife-crews-head-to-texas-to-help-after-harvey
    Overkill is underrated.
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,232 Senior Member
    I saw a huge convey of Duke Power trucks stages a couple days ago to head down to help get things back up. I don't know who or how things get paid for with things like that but I remember a bunch of out of state power companies sending help in up here when we needed it. Karma is a bitch if you don't treat her right ... and I hope old Stan Down Sally gets a big slap from her. Williams Co (the county north of Travis) sent their team down 4 days ago with just a few text messages between them and Houston ... no call, no forms or such. I'm sure that stuff was in the works but time was more important than bureaucratic BS.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 6,394 Senior Member
    Let's face it.....you elect a democrap to public office you're getting a marxist that most likely will not obey the law or provide security during disasters and riots.
    Political correctness is a liberal degrading of the freedom of speech. George Orwell's 1984 famously incorporated the notion of limiting thought through language (see Newspeak)." Meanwhile, the beatings will continue until morale improves around here.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,979 Senior Member
    All of them operate on the OPM business plan- - - - -Other People's Money! Unless they can find a deep pocket to pick, with the appropriate kickbacks to the corrupt politicians, nothing is ever going to get done. I traveled across deep south Mississippi and Louisiana about a year after Katrina. It was hard to tell there had been a disaster on the Mississippi side- - - - -Louisiana still looked like a war zone!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,925 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    All of them operate on the OPM business plan- - - - -Other People's Money! Unless they can find a deep pocket to pick, with the appropriate kickbacks to the corrupt politicians, nothing is ever going to get done. I traveled across deep south Mississippi and Louisiana about a year after Katrina. It was hard to tell there had been a disaster on the Mississippi side- - - - -Louisiana still looked like a war zone!
    Jerry

    And Mississippi is still the poorest state in the South, too. But Louisiana has New Orleans and for a good while has had some bad things going on in the state government. Even with a good governor, the legislature is known for doing stuff not in the people's interest. Even Bobby Jindal had a fit herding that bunch of feral cats!
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,255 Senior Member
    NCFUBAR wrote: »
    I saw a huge convey of Duke Power trucks stages a couple days ago to head down to help get things back up. I don't know who or how things get paid for with things like that but I remember a bunch of out of state power companies sending help in up here when we needed it.
    There are agreements across companies, and insurance pays for most of it.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,050 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    And Mississippi is still the poorest state in the South, too. But Louisiana has New Orleans and for a good while has had some bad things going on in the state government. Even with a good governor, the legislature is known for doing stuff not in the people's interest. Even Bobby Jindal had a fit herding that bunch of feral cats!

    There used to be a big movie industry in New Orleans until local government decided to eliminate most of the tax incentives that the movie companies enjoyed. Atlanta welcomed the industry with open arms and the greater majority of the companies packed up and moved to Georgia. New Orlean's greed ended up costing them huge amounts of lost revenue.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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