GLENN: Tell me the story of — because this one, I have to tell you, it’s setting — blood’s shooting out of my eyes on this one. Tell me the story about what happened with the police officer there in Houston.
BERRY: Well, unfortunately it’s a pattern. It’s an all too frequent occurrence, and this is quite a typical fact pattern. The Houston police department goes in to serve a narcotics warrant on a guy that they believe has multiple — or they know has multiple arrests and they believe to be very dangerous. He has a $40,000 house with a $50,000 security system. They go to the door and take the burglar bars off. They have to pull them off with a car. And as they go in, the first officer in is a 54-year-old officer who’s been on the force for 27 years, the top narcotics officer. And this guy’s waiting inside and blast right off. We don’t know if he’s going to make it or not. He’s clinging to life. We ask for your prayers. His name’s Rick Salter, he’s a decorated HPD officer. And two more officers step in and shoot the bad guy. Well, it turns out this bad guy has a record of crimes in the U.S. and in Mexico and this is quite typical. And you were talking about the Drudge Report. If you dig down and start looking, there are rich Mexicans fleeing to Houston because of the drug cartel there.
BERRY: But unfortunately the drug cartels are bringing their activities to Houston.
GLENN: So before we go on to Houston and the police officers, et cetera, et cetera, let me just understand this correctly. Was he here illegally?
BERRY: He was here illegally. We just learned that yesterday.
GLENN: And does he have an arrest warrant or did he have an arrest record or anything like that here? Did they know that he was here illegally?
BERRY: They did. He’s actually been under order of deportation that was never served out. He’s been deported before. He has a criminal record in Mexico and here and they were actually serving multiple warrants on him here. This is a really, really bad guy and unfortunately, Glenn, there are lots of these people that we’re now discovering here.
GLENN: Okay. Now let’s drill down a little deeper. Is your mayor — what is the mayor’s name?
BERRY: Bill White.
GLENN: Is Bill White a sanctuary city lover?
BERRY: You know, he would protest that he’s not, but the congressional research service, which is an objective nonpartisan research wing of the congress, says that we are a sanctuary city. It’s not a city that is declared sanctuary. When I served on city council, there was actually an ordinance — I mean a resolution that came up that would for all intents and purposes make us declared a sanctuary city and we were able to vote that down. But it is the case that congressional research service says when you’re not cooperating enough with the federal police, when you’re not making use of 287-G which allows local officers to be deputized as federal officers so they can enforce these laws, then for all intents and purposes you’re becoming a sanctuary for dangerous illegals to come here. That’s day labor sites, that’s a number of different ways that people say if I’m coming into this country illegally, well, Houston’s the best place to go; they’ve set up, they’ve made arrangements for me.
GLENN: Tell me about your chief of police.
BERRY: Our chief of police was elected to the international chief of police and in that capacity testified before congress that we don’t have the manpower to go after these guys and that it would ruin relations with the Hispanic community if we did. I mean —
GLENN: Really? Wait a minute. Hang on, Michael. I just want to make sure. Houston, really? Really going to wreck the relations with the Hispanic community? What an insult to the Hispanic community.