‘Trust me, I’m cool’ is not a non-discrimination practice

GUILFORD — Sheriff Mark Anderson cites his non-discrimination motto as “culture eats policy for breakfast.” It's hard to imagine a more callous and unprofessional approach to fair and impartial policing.

“Trust me, I'm cool” is not a non-discrimination practice. Putting protections in policy is.

What are we to tell incoming Afghan immigrants about whether they can interact with local law enforcement without fear of harassment, detention, and being turned over to federal authorities for the same?

Due to Sheriff Anderson's negligence, the answer is that deputies can discriminate at their discretion, without any formalized accountability.

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