Captain Clay Higgins, the iconic Louisiana law enforcement officer who quickly became a social media icon for his no-nonsense approach to local “Crime Stopper” videos, has resigned.
It appears that St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz cowered to the forces of political correctness after Higgins went after members of the Gremlins street gang in his typically brusque manner in the video above.
Clay Higgins, the charismatic Sheriff’s captain who put St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers on the international map with his viral videos, has resigned from the Sheriff’s Office.
Higgins made the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse. He says he was not forced to resign, but he felt he need to turn in his badge, which the Sheriff accepted.
“I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited, wanna-be, black activist that doesn’t really have the best interest of his people in mind,” says Higgins.
Higgins said he loves Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. He admires him and respects him, but he can’t abide by his current orders.
His announcement comes on the heels of some controversy surrounding the most recent video Higgins made about fugitives – which was not on behalf of Crime Stoppers. Higgins put together a video about seven suspects who have been on the run since last fall, accused members of the Gremlins Gang and under indictment on conspiracy charges.
Along with Higgins, appearing in the video were members of various law enforcement agencies in the area and leaders in the black community of St. Landry Parish.
However, the ACLU took issue with an advance copy of Higgins’ script for the segment, and several people identifying themselves as family members of the accused gang members said they felt their relatives were in danger because of the segment.
Higgins’ Crime Stopper segments are told in his signature monotone, and he often comments upon the accused perpetrators, using strong and uncomplimentary language. He usually ends his segments by speaking directly to the fugitive or suspect, often promising them redemption if they will only turn themselves in. He often refers to religion in his segments, as the source of the promised redemption. He has reported many arrests as a result of the segments, and has reported the resolution of many crimes.
What kind of world do we live in that the family members of murderous thugs dictate to law enforcement officers how these fugitives are discussed in the media? There’s an often repeated saying that all it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing. In this instance, the families of criminals and activist lawyers have hounded one of the most successful lawmen in recent memory out of his job for daring to address these thugs in the manner all society should.
Outlaws such as the fugitive members of the Gremlins street gang should fear good men, both law enforcement and civilian alike, every waking moment. They should feel hunted, persecuted, and in danger every second of every day until they are brought to justice.
It is my sincere hope that Clay Higgins is quickly picked up by another law enforcement agency in Louisiana as they would a prized free agent in professional sports. Higgins has a gift for public relations that has put many criminals behind bars.
We need more men like Clay Higgins in law enforcement, not fewer.