LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco and San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus met in Chino over the weekend to talk about public safety in the wake of woke criminal justice agendas.
John & Ken talked to Sheriff Villanueva about this meeting and woke political hacks.
The setting was the vast Hangar 4 at Chino Airport, where upwards of 700 people — almost all loudly supporting the sheriffs — heard Riverside County’s Chad Bianco, San Bernardino County’s Shannon Dicus and LA County’s Alex Villanueva speak on an improvised stage with airplanes parked in the background.
Nary a catcall was heard, nor were any critical questions read by the moderator, radio host Jennifer Horn, who said none were handed to her by organizers from the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
The sheriffs addressed a range of topics, including their refusal to enforce mask mandates, public outreach, fentanyl abuse, what they consider small penalties for illegal marijuana grows that threaten public safety and their efforts to issue more concealed weapons permits. Within those discussions, the sheriffs many times referenced disappointment with state politicians and, in Villanueva’s case, his running battles with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles City Council and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.
“I need a new Board of Supervisors,” he said.
Metro and the 14 “woke” members of its public safety committee, Villanueva said, do not allow deputies to arrest most troublemakers on the trains.
“What we are missing is political will,” Villanueva said. “We have the answers.”