Sheriff’s Oppose Transferring Guantanamo Detainees to Colorado

routt-county-sherrifRIO BALNCO SHERRIFmoffat-county-sheriff-300More than 40 elected Colorado County sheriffs, including those in Northwest Colorado, have sent a letter to President Obama expressing their “strong opposition” to President Obama’s potential illegal transfer of Guantanamo Bay terrorists to Colorado. Reports indicate that in addition to the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, the Obama Administration has been strongly considering sending the Guantanamo terrorists to the Centennial Correctional Facility in Fremont County. Fremont County Sheriff James Beicker is the lead signatory of the letter to President Obama. Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume, Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins, and Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola also signed onto the letter. Aside from concerns to the people of Colorado, the sheriff’s point out that the prisoners would be housed close to military bases and the U.S. Army’s Chemical Weapons Depot in the southeast part of the state. You can read the full letter by clicking here.

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