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Jenkins calls allegations about county jail conditions for juveniles untrue

Safety of Juveniles  

“Frederick County’s sheriff is denying allegations that juveniles held in the local jail are subject to unconstitutional conditions.”

The Frederick News Post

State public defender concerned by conditions for juveniles at Frederick County jail

Safety of Juveniles  

“Maryland’s top public defender has sent Frederick County officials a letter outlining potentially unconstitutional conditions for juveniles held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.”

The Frederick News Post

Policing the police: How in-custody deaths are investigated in Frederick County

Safety of Juveniles  

“When a person dies in police custody, the subsequent investigation requires intense scrutiny of the actions of the officers involved.”

The Frederick News Post

3 Maryland counties are in ICE’s 287(g) program. How many after November?

Family Separations  

“ICE’s 287(g) program deputizes local officers to act as federal immigration agents, research the status of people held at the county jail, and detain people they suspect to be undocumented. Three Maryland counties are part of 287(g): Anne Arundel County (which is home to Annapolis, the state capital), Frederick County, and Harford County.”

The Appeal

Frederick County sheriff to push immigration laws at White House

Family Separations  

“Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff Chuck Jenkins will visit Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to meet with White House officials on immigration matters and to urge Congress to act on pending legislation to increase border security.”

Herald-Mail Media

Frederick County sheriff joins dozens on Capitol Hill to call for stricter immigration reform

Family Separations  

“Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins stood alongside sheriffs from around the country on a mission to share with the White House their challenges with immigration.”

LocalDVM

Protesters, supporters clash as sheriff, federal immigration officials present annual 287(g) program hearing

Family Separations  

“The annual hearing for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in the 287(g) program with federal immigration authorities got off to a rocky start Wednesday night.”

The Frederick News Post

Jenkins should stop ICE program

Family Separations  

“Sheriff Chuck Jenkins has built his political career on being especially tough on undocumented immigrants in Frederick County.”

The Frederick News Post

How 287(g) Agreements Harm Public Safety

Family Separations  

“By the end of March 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had signed 76 287(g) agreements, which deputize state and local law enforcement personnel—more than 1,800 officers in 20 states—to enforce federal immigration laws. This represented an increase of 24 percent from the previous year.”

Center for American Progress

Tied tightly to Trump, anti-immigration group FAIR takes to the capital — and airwaves — once again

Family Separations  

“It’s become almost a late-summer ritual on the anti-immigration front: The hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) bringing together a group of conservative talk radio hosts to bash immigrants and cheer on President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric.”

South Poverty Law Center

Fox & Friends makes false claims about immigration to link immigrants to violent gang MS-13

Family Separations  

“Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, who is known for spreading misinformation on immigration matters, spouted a number of falsehoods this morning in an attempt to link Latino immigrants to the brutal gang MS-13.”

Media Matters

What are 287(g) Agreements?

Family Separations  

“Federal law gives the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) the authority to enforce federal immigration law and was established after 9/11 in response to fear and paranoia of future terrorism.”

ACLU Maryland

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, former opponent Karl Bickel both file as candidates in 2018 election

News  

“The 2018 election for Frederick County sheriff will feature both incumbent Chuck Jenkins and Karl Bickel, the sheriff’s opponent from the 2014 election, as both men filed with the State Board of Elections on Friday.”

The Frederick News Post

Jenkins, Bickel focused on key issues ahead of election

News  

“Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and Karl Bickel, his opponent in next month’s election, agreed that the opioid crisis was the biggest issue facing law enforcement, but disagreed on how to best address the problem.”

The Frederick News Post

Get To Know Karl Bickel

News  

“He’s back on the ballot. Karl Bickel is running again for Frederick County Sheriff.”

WFMD Free Talk

‘The next Joe Arpaio’: the Maryland sheriff praised by Fox and Trump

News   Family Separations  

“Chuck Jenkins’ work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement has turned into a fiscal and political goldmine.”

The Guardian

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