Former Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt has been tapped by the Obama administration for a position with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is not sitting well with Joslyn Johnson, whose husband was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant who had already been deported once and arrested numerous times.
From Fox News:
Joslyn Johnson, whose husband, Rodney Johnson, was killed in 2006, is suing former Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt for failing to enforce federal immigration laws. She claims her husband would be alive today if the city had bothered to check up on the gunman’s immigration status.
Now that Hurtt is taking a job to oversee partnerships between federal and local officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Johnson — and other critics — say they’re concerned the official who resisted immigration enforcement in Houston will now be in charge of promoting it.
“She was shocked at the irony,” Johnson’s attorney, Ben Dominguez, said.
Wow, this is a tough one. Obviously, Rodney Johnson’s killer should not have been running loose. More specifically, he should not have been running loose on American streets. That was 100% wrong, and you won’t find an argument about that from me. I can also understand Joslyn Johnson’s need to place blame with someone and finding it “ironic” that Hurtt is getting a federal immigration job when, in her mind, he is indirectly responsible for the death of her husband.
Hurtt’s views on immigration, an area in which he worked intimately, could be viewed as controversial even taking Rodney Johnson out of the equation:
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