Massachusetts State Representative Michelle DuBois may be in some hot water over a Facebook post in which she tried to tip off immigrants to rumored Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that were occurring.
On Tuesday, DuBois posted a warning of ICE raids that were rumored to be occurring in Brockton, Massachusetts, warning illegal immigrants not to "go out on the street." She also urged illegal immigrants to not to cooperate with authorities and "don't open the door" if you don't know who it is.
Since coming under criticism for her actions, DuBois has removed the offending post, but internet sleuths managed to get a screen grab before she could send it down the memory hole:
Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County accused Rep. DuBois’ of "completely [undermining] law enforcement" in testimony delivered on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
"It completely undermines law enforcement," Sheriff tells House Subcommittee about Brockton politician who tipped illegals off to ICE raid.— Bristol Sheriff Dpt. (@BCSO1) March 28, 2017
Despite heavy criticism, DuBois is defending her action.
"Passing information along that is already all over the community not only lets the people I represent know what is happening. It lets ICE know that everyone in Brockton is aware of their intended raid if there was one," DuBois said, according to CBS News in Boston.
We know Michelle, that's the point! You undermined U.S. Law Enforcement by potentially tipping off targets of their raids--targets that could have included violent criminals.