The Gainesville Times reports today on the visit by Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnel to Manassas last week. I guess the AG likes Jackson Miller just a bit:
McDonnell told the audience he strongly supports Miller’s candidacy, adding, “If I could have designed a candidate with a computer, I couldn’t have come up with a better candidate than Jackson Miller.”
I guess you can call that an endorsement. But when you have a candidate who is a 14 year veteran of the county police department, a former Captain in the Army Reserves and a sitting Manassas City Councilman running against a liberal “social justice” activist with no legislative experience whatsoever, it’s not like that choice is a hard one. It shouldn’t, unless you happen to be the Washington Post and enamored with the idea of higher taxes and “marriage equality”.
Jackson Miller’s experience fighting MS-13 makes him a compelling candidate to join the Attorney General’s and Congressman Frank Wolf’s efforts to fight gang violence and sexual predators in Northern Virginia. He knows the enemy.
“They are vicious, brutal predators,” Miller said of gangs such as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. The first-term Manassas city councilman reminded the crowd that he was placed on an MS-13 hit list while serving as a police officer in Arlington County.
Jackson Miller is still in this fight, and has been continuously involved in the arrest of sexual predators and gang members in Prince William County. Because the rights of defendants need to be protected, and in some cases these crimes involve minors as victims, the details cannot always be reported. That is terribly unfortunate, as it should be easier to recognize how hard these police officers work to protect our communities. Some police officers, such as Jackson Miller, have the personal satisfaction of knowing they have rescued teenage girls from sexual predators but it would be more satisfying to be able to publicly recognize the results of the dedication and hard work which these officers do on behalf of our families and communities. While bad news is always shouted, sometimes the good news only gets a faint whisper.
We actually do have heroes in our midst, and now the oppportunity to send one more to the House of Delegates.
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