Posted on July 16, 2019

NYPD Union Boss Tells Members to Stand Firm with ICE Agents

Amy Furr, Breitbart, July 14, 2019

A New York Police Department union boss encouraged members in a letter released Saturday to stand firm with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents during Sunday’s planned raids.

The letter, written by Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins, states that although members of law enforcement do not write the laws, it is their job to enforce them.

He wrote:

We, the members of law enforcement, do not write these laws, nor do we engage in the politics and or opinions of the laws under the United States Code, New York State Penal Law or City Code. Our job is to simply enforce all laws equally upon all individuals so that each person receives equal justice under the law.

Mullins told officers never to “participate in the politics being applied upon our duty to uphold the law,” adding that “I therefore remind you of our sworn oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of New York.”