Peace Speaks to Mattaponi Crime Solvers

Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) recently spoke at the monthly meeting of the Mattaponi Crime Solvers. Crime Solvers brings together law enforcement, the community and the news media in a joint effort to solve local crimes. This group represents an unprecedented level of law enforcement cooperation and support from the King William and King and Queen communities. Peace shared with attendees some of the recent public safety successes of the General Assembly such as increasing safety on local school buses, implementation of the Senior Alert Program similar to the Amber Alert Program for missing children, strengthening laws protecting Virginians from convicted sex offenders, sexual predators, and violent sexual predators and passage of a law that provides that any holder of public office who is convicted of an offense requiring registration on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry will forfeit his public office once all rights of appeal have expired. Delegate Peace noted he will introduce a bill this session which calls for a mandatory minimum sentence for conviction of stalking a minor.

Delegate Peace commended the group, led by Mr. Donald Hicks, President of King William Ruritans and Mr. Shirley Jones of King & Queen County, on their efforts to battle crime in their communities. Peace reiterated that in order to stay safe at home he remains committed to protect the 2nd amendment, support our law enforcement officials, and enforce the laws we have, including ways where the state can play a role in immigration enforcement. Along with House Republicans, Peace called on the Governor to sign an agreement with the federal Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which would create a certain number of specially trained state troopers for the purpose of having expanded immigration enforcement capabilities to arrest undocumented individuals.

“We must have a Governor who helps us fight this battle. Virginia as well as the Nation is wrestling with the greatest threat to our sovereignty. Our society is held together by what we have in common: a language and a shared view of history. We are losing both. In response, states must begin to address this issue. WE can start by removing eligibility for social service benefits, requiring all arresting officers to confirm legal presence using national database, and authorize jail staff to begin deportation proceedings in cooperation with ICE,” stated Peace.

In a recent book DAY OF RECKONING: HOW HUBRIS, IDEOLOGY AND GREED ARE TEARING AMERICA APART, by Patrick Buchanan, the author notes that "European-Americans, 89% of the nation when JFK took the oath, are now 66% and sinking. Before 2050, America [may be] a Third World nation...By 2060, America will add 167 million people and 105 million immigrants will be here, triple the 37 million today...Hispanics will be over 100 million in 2050 and concentrated in a Southwest most Mexicans believe belongs to them."

Peace continued, “We must hold businesses accountable too especially ones that knowingly hire illegal Immigrants. I will also introduce legislation that prohibits any alien who is unlawfully present in the United States to not be eligible for admission in any public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth and I support the implementation of English immersion programs in our public schools.”

Mattaponi Crime Solvers is a member of the Virginia Crime Stoppers Association, Inc. is an alliance of local Crime Stoppers, Crime Solvers and Crime Line programs. The VCSA offers training conferences to assist in the formation of a new local program, and to provide mutual assistance to existing programs.

Since 1983, the VCSA has grown from six programs in the greater Richmond area to over 50 programs throughout the state. Of the 95 counties in Virginia, 57 are involved with a Crime Stopper program, and 12 independent cities have a Crime Stopper program. Crime Stopper programs now serve 85% of Virginia's population.