Mason County Sheriff weighs in on new State Sanctuary law

SHELTON - Washington State’s new sanctuary state law, forbidding law enforcement officers from asking detailed questions to determine if someone resides here illegally is under attack. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says Gov. Jay Inslee is in contempt of federal law by signing the measure into law. 

Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury weighed in saying, “when the Governor signed this proclamation (law) to not contact these people, law enforcement doesn’t do that anyway, so I don’t know why that’s such a big deal." Sheriff Salisbury says his officers will uphold the constitutional rights of everyone, with the right to ask, if believed to have committed a traffic infraction, for a driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Sheriff Salisbury said on iFiberonenewsradio’s Daybreak program, “everything’s based on the constitution of the United States. The State Supreme Court weighs that (and determines) is that constitutional. I think the challenging thing right now is that these initiatives that are going through are not the best way to make law.”

In Spokane, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he doesn’t plan on abiding by the new Sanctuary State law and his deputies will arrest anyone believed to have committed a crime.

Listen to the entire interview with Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury on our Facebook page, IFIBERONE News Radio - KMAS.

(2) comments

Richard Wooten

I wonder how many children need to he victimized, how many women need to be rape, how many people need to be murdered before we put a halt to these ridiculous sanctuary laws.

Tom Davis

It saddens me when I hear law enforcement toss gun safety issues like I-1639 into the hopper with sanctuary city issues. How many people have to die before those who have sworn to protect us from deranged people stop hiding behind an unreasonably broad interpretation of a constitutional amendment that was never meant to transcend public safety or common sense?

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