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Florida sheriff "if you have an outstanding warrant and show up at a Hurricane Irma shelter"

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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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Florida sheriff says that if you have an outstanding warrant and show up at a Hurricane Irma shelter, 'we'll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail'






(businessinsider.com)-Florida sheriff Grady Judd, who represents a county in the path of the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, offered a stark warning for anyone thinking about going to a local shelter
If there's a warrant out for your arrest, you could wait out the hurricane in jail.

.."If you go to a shelter for #Irma and you have a warrant, we'll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail," the account tweeted on Wednesday.


www.businessinsider.com...


Thoughts?


edit on 7-9-2017 by Black_Fox because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: Black_Fox
Florida sheriff says that if you have an outstanding warrant and show up at a Hurricane Irma shelter, 'we'll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail'






(businessinsider.com)-Florida sheriff Grady Judd, who represents a county in the path of the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, offered a stark warning for anyone thinking about going to a local shelter
If there's a warrant out for your arrest, you could wait out the hurricane in jail.

.."If you go to a shelter for #Irma and you have a warrant, we'll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail," the account tweeted on Wednesday.


www.businessinsider.com...


Thoughts?



I have mixed feelings. Generally, I think the Sheriff should be worried about bigger issues than nabbing folks for a warrant when the county may get scrubbed from the map by a freakish Hurricane. On the other hand, if this is an easy way to nab criminals skirting the law, then I guess it is as good of time as any.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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Tough call. Clearly these people are criminals and they've been trying to hide that fact.. but you also add the fact that with people knowing this, they may ride out the storm in a bad location and die.

I guess if its petty drug charges, then it's kind of messed up... but on the other hand, if its some really deplorable people, then its a good idea.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: Black_Fox
Florida sheriff says that if you have an outstanding warrant and show up at a Hurricane Irma shelter, 'we'll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail'

I should think they have more serious issues at hand...apparently they are overstaffed.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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Judd's got a statewide reputation for being a power-hungry jackass. I see he's not proving anyone wrong again.

All this is going to do is make people with warrants, and those who think they may have them, ride out the storm at home. Which in turn means more possible deaths, or more dangerous rescues for rescuers. Not a bright move.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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They should go to jail if caught. I have never heard of a natural disaster suspending warrants.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
They should go to jail if caught. I have never heard of a natural disaster suspending warrants.

I could be wrong, but I believe TX went lax on that for Harvey.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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originally posted by: eXia7
Tough call. Clearly these people are criminals and they've been trying to hide that fact.. but you also add the fact that with people knowing this, they may ride out the storm in a bad location and die.

I guess if its petty drug charges, then it's kind of messed up... but on the other hand, if its some really deplorable people, then its a good idea.


That's how I feel. If you got a murderer or some other major dirtbag with a warrant, I don't care what is happening, they need to be arrested. However, I can't imagine spending resources at a time like this because some guy has a warrant for parking tickets or some other minor non violent offense.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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I think announcing it is stupid, but actually arresting people with warrants is their job and what they should do.

The Sheriff actually did those with warrants a favor and helped them not get caught.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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Nice one


Though I suppose it just means they will chance it on their own ....

And why should scumbags be provided with the shelter meant for normal folk?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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originally posted by: buster2010
They should go to jail if caught. I have never heard of a natural disaster suspending warrants.


I don't normally agree with you, but I gave you a star. Honestly a natural disaster doesn't mean they aren't still criminals.. besides, they might be the ones doing all the looting after the storm.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:39 PM
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nice, crims on the run already in a crisis, no sanctuary given. im sure everyone will feel safer from that.

idiot move..



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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The good news if your here illegally plenty of space and don't forget to fill out your voter registration cards . Wonder if they will be cruising the parking lots checking for parking infractions, broken tail lights expired reg.
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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: Blaine91555

Dumbest thing I've heard in a very long time-but it is Floriduh. Priorities-idiots. Lives matter. All lives matter-doubtful any serious offenders like rapists and murderers are going to take refuge with locals who coud identify them anyway.

And to announce it? I've always heard policemen are the lowest of low intelligence-wise-do they have to keep on exhibiting it?

So, basically, if there is a warrant for your arrest-best take your chances out in the worst hurricane of the century. You're not worthy.


edit on 7-9-2017 by Justso because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:45 PM
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What it will really accomplish is getting those people to ride it out elsewhere then go loot in the aftermath. Great job on his end for giving them a heads up to the plan...I hear thats the best way to spring a trap...just give a warning days before you spring it to ensure the prey shows up.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: eXia7

originally posted by: buster2010
They should go to jail if caught. I have never heard of a natural disaster suspending warrants.


I don't normally agree with you, but I gave you a star. Honestly a natural disaster doesn't mean they aren't still criminals.. besides, they might be the ones doing all the looting after the storm.
And funny, I normally agree with Buster but not here. Just get the folks into the shelters, keep an eye on things, and sort the rest out later.
And I would suggest that if they are in shelters, they are not out looting.
I will say, if you saw El Chapo hunkered down in a shelter...sure...pick him up. But a blanket statement that all those with warrants would be arrested, in the middle of a potential disaster of this magnitude...the cops have better things to do.
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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:48 PM
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Perhaps they should Evacuate the jails. I bet A lot of prisoners got trapped and died in the Islands.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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So what if you have a warrant for a traffic ticket you forgot to pay? Do you go to jail or ride out the hurricane and try to pay it off to avoid jail time? I know around here, about once a year they let you pay the fines and fees with minors traffic warrants instead of going to jail.

I think this is a rather ignorant move personally. Now the guys with serious warrants can avoid getting caught for even longer.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
a reply to: Blaine91555

I've always heard policemen are the lowest of low intelligence-wise-do they have to keep on exhibiting it?



That is ridiculous. This is just speaking to the actions of this one person who is not even a LEO necessarily by profession. They are elected in Florida.

While I think this person made a bad call, it says not a thing about the people in law enforcement in general.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: JohnnyCanuck

Or you know...not announce the fact you've set a trap to those who are intended to have it sprung on them...



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