It has already been shown that Kris Palmer (hand-picked by Scott Jones), was intimately tied to and financially supported people who have clear biases against women, as well as persons perceived to be from the Middle-Eastern region, minorities, and non-whites. Remember, Kris Palmer had Scott Jones expressed “absolute confidence and support.” [SacBee 10/26/2017] Once discovered, Kris Palmer dropped out of the race “for personal reasons“.
Birds of a feather flock together, and that pattern of festering hatred towards immigrants to the U.S. is clearly held by Scott Jones. Scott Jones also has a checkered history of ignoring the laws and favoring separatist as well as his own recent ties to white supremacy groups.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (a well-known civil rights legal group that fights bigotry and hate), the group FAIR is headed by founding leaders who have direct ties to white supremacy groups such as John Tanton (FAIR Founder).
John Tanton authored the infamous WITAN memos, which is an Old English term “witenangemot,” alleging “council of wise men.” Tanton’s memos are filled with derogatory references to all immigrants and especially Latinos for what he calls their “low educability”, and reflect a kind of deeply entrenched bigotry in blaming the “high Hispanic birth rate” for “bringing political corruption to the United States”.
According to Tanton, “Can homo contraceptivus [meaning whites] compete with homo progenitiva [meaning Latinos] if borders aren’t controlled? Or is advice to limit ones [sic] family simply advice to move over and let someone else with greater reproductive powers occupy the space?”
FAIR was founded for the main goals of overturning the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) of 1965. The INA ended a decades-long racist quota system that limited immigration to mostly While Northern Europeans.
FAIR paid For Jones’ personal airfare and 3-night hotel stay to attend its DC event. On June 12, 2015, the Sheriff’s personal assistant, a Sacramento Sheriff’s Office employee, sent a letter to the Sacramento County Auditor’s Office clarifying travel reimbursement information for Scott Jones’ April 2015 trip to Washington, DC sponsored by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (“FAIR”). Specifically, the letter stated the following: “After submitting a travel advance for Sheriff Jones to attend the State Sheriff’s Conference in Pleasanton, CA (trip#7402-1512), he was invited to Washington D.C. to attend a Radio Talk Show event called ‘Hold Their Feet to the Fire’ by the organization FAIR. Fair paid the Sheriff’s airfare for the trip and his hotel during the event April 14th-17th.” [Lynette McKinley Inter-Department Letter, “Sheriff Scott Jones’ Travel,” 6/12/15]
Sheriff Jones was also the Sheriff during the County’s worst racial discrimination lawsuit, for which he not only failed to take corrective action, but promoted the offending managers. In that case, the jury found there was a “culture” of retaliation and abuse, “sexual discrimination” and “racial discrimination” and records falsification as supported by the evident. Jones cost Sacramento taxpayers $10.4 million in judgments and attorneys fees for that lawsuit. (Case No. 34-2010-00091514, Hagadorn v. Sacramenot County Sheriff).
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department needs a complete leadership overhaul, beginning with who is elected as Sheriff. It is going to take someone from the outside to come in and clean up the department. An insider, who has been part of the problem, can never be expected to bring about the changes necessary to bring forth the integrity, transparency, and equality to the Department that Sacramento taxpayers deserve.