This man came within one percentage point of being the governor of the fourth-largest state. He was regarded as rising star in the Democrat Party. Now, police have caught the former Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial candidate in a meth bust at a Florida hotel.
Earlier this morning, the Miami New Times obtained a police report alleging that Gillum, who is currently a CNN contributor, was present during a meth discovery at a Miami Beach hotel today.
According to the police report, officers responded to an emergency call in a hotel room. Officers found three men including Gillum and “attempted to speak to Mr. Gillum;” however, “Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state.” They say he was vomiting in the bathroom when they entered the room to help another man in the room, who appeared to be suffering from an overdose.
Gillum issued a statement saying that he had too much to drink, but denies having taken drugs. Responding officers assert that they “observed in plain sight three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth on both the bed and floor of the hotel room.”
Nobody is being charged criminally at this point in this incident. But hey, it’s just a prominent Democrat politician living the permissive attitude of his policy advocacy. One could disagree over the degree of sentencing we should impose on those involved with drugs, but certainly everyone should agree that the drug culture is a problem and is killing us much more than any virus. Over 12,000 Americans died in 2018 from meth overdoses, and those numbers are reoccurring every year.
Here is a video of Gillum during the 2018 Democrat primary for Florida’s gubernatorial race bragging about his stance against criminalizing drugs.
I’m proud to be the first candidate in this race to support legalizing marijuana. I did so because it is the right… https://t.co/gSrRpYscgy— Andrew Gillum (@Andrew Gillum)1528469464.0
He decried the “prison-industrial complex” that is being built around marijuana, which, in his view, “provides much more redemptive use than it does harmful.” Well, what about meth? Is that redemptive as well?
This is part of a broader problem among liberals who are delegitimizing law enforcement and creating an environment of permissiveness for our youth. Gone are the stigmas against drug use at a time when we need the stigma more than ever, given that the lethality of these drugs has increased exponentially.
Last month, Keegan Jamaal Rolenc, “a policy fellow on criminal justice reform” working in the office of pro-jailbreak Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, was charged with three felonies involving narcotics and illegal possession of a firearm. This is a man who, like all jailbreakers, advocated for “second chances,” even as the system already offers multiple chances, yet people like him blow through each one.
Rolenc was convicted in 2012 of a gang-related drive-by shooting. According to Alpha News, Rolenc continued to be charged with assault and drug crimes even after serving time for the shooting, but kept receiving plea bargains, as well as concurrent and stayed sentences. So a man who benefited from a system that is too lenient became a political activist for making it even more lenient, the true embodiment of the times we are living in. Now, his very recidivist behavior, despite all the chances and political opportunities he was granted, demonstrates the case against the policies he and his friends advocate.
In January, Orlando Dennis, the husband of the chief of staff to New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, was arrested for allegedly orchestrating a massive cocaine shipment at Kennedy airport. Heastie was the lead architect of New York’s “abolish bail” law, which has led to an epidemic of violent repeat offenses by known career criminals in New York.
Last month, Alex Friedmann, a famed career criminal turned “criminal justice reform” activist, was arrested in Tennessee for literally trying to cause a prison break. He allegedly planted guns and ammunition in the prison in a prison break plot that could have killed inmates along with the guards.
Just last week, I reported on a North Carolina man who was released from federal prison under the First Step Act and has been rearrested for meth trafficking. He stood on the stage with the president and railed against the policies locking up people for “nothing.”
The reality is we’re not locking up anyone for marijuana possession any more – even for marijuana trafficking. Prosecutors are focusing solely on traffickers of heavy-duty drugs like meth, heroin, and fentanyl, which are killing tens of thousands. These are also the people who are largely responsible for other violent crimes as well and have long rap sheets. Yet, the criminal-industrial complex, which is championed by politicians like Andrew Gillum, couldn’t care less. I guess we now know why.