No-nonsense Florida sheriff warns California and NY expats not to bring their liberal views to Sunshine State

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno is a forceful executor of the lawHe hopes blue state in-migrants don't disrupt the state's law abiding mindset 

A Florida sheriff is laying down the line for those thinking about moving from blue states to the Sunshine State.

Carmine Marceno of Lee County - on the southwest side - has been stirring up a media frenzy of late for his no-nonsense approach to crime and incarceration.

Marceno, a New Yorker by birth, said he is pulling no punches when it comes to dealing with criminals who believe they can 'play' in his county.

He told Fox News: 'My message … is clear. If you think you can deal poison and commit crime, stay clear of Lee County and all the great state of Florida.

'We're ready, and we will absolutely find you, hunt you down, and charge you to force the extent of the law.'

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense enforcer of the law, who hopes the balance of his state doesn't shift due to incoming liberals from now-dangerous and unpleasant blue states

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense enforcer of the law, who hopes the balance of his state doesn't shift due to incoming liberals from now-dangerous and unpleasant blue states

He went on to observe, as many have, that a flood of liberals from New York and California have been streaming into Florida for several years now for a number of reasons that include safety, sunshine, and favorable tax breaks.

Marceno worries that those same people who are choosing to flee their home states because the Democrat-led environments have devolved into chaotic, crime-ridden cities with sky-high taxes and nothing to show for them, are moving to Florida only to vote for the same type of leadership that led to the ruin of their once functional cities.

'They want to leave California. They want to leave New York. Okay. And then they come down to a state like Florida, where we are law and order, and they don't change their views,' he said.

'You left a place where there's havoc, where people can rob, steal, loot, do drugs in safe havens. And then you're upset that it's so bad there, and you come here and still do the same thing. Same action, same result.'

The sheriff has a tough but fair message to those thinking about importing their blue state mindsets to Florida: 'Leave. Go back to where you came from because we don't want you here.'

The sheriff has a tough but fair message to those thinking about importing their blue state mindsets to Florida: 'Leave. Go back to where you came from because we don't want you here'

The sheriff has a tough but fair message to those thinking about importing their blue state mindsets to Florida: 'Leave. Go back to where you came from because we don't want you here'

'We welcome everyone to our great state of Florida. But if you think lawlessness leads the way, if you believe that criminals should roam the streets and steal and rob and, God forbid, deal poison to the streets and kill innocent people, you're not the person we want here. You can go back and live with lawlessness.'

He noted some of the relentless crime that's been plaguing the streets of New York, including a budding epidemic of people getting punched in the face.

'The world has gone crazy,' he said.

He hopes that voters who do not prioritize law and order do not cast their votes for him.

'I'Il tell people routinely, if you don't like that I stand for law and order, and you don't like that we incarcerate bad people, I'm not the person to vote for. I prefer you don't vote for me.'

Four of the top 10 fastest-growing cities in America are in Florida, according to LinkedIn data. Sarasota, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Orlando all rank among places the highest number of Americans have moved in recent years.

On a per capita basis, the top 10fastest-growing cities in American were all in the South, including four in Florida, three in Texas, and two in North Carolina

On a per capita basis, the top 10fastest-growing cities in American were all in the South, including four in Florida, three in Texas, and two in North Carolina

Marceno has established himself as something of a social media superstar.

According to Fox, the sheriff and his team often go viral for videos of their larges-scale drug busts and videos of him and his SWAT team grooving outside busted drug dens.

Some fans call him the 'best sheriff in America.'

Marceno was elected to his post in 2018 and has since executed nearly 2,000 physical arrests, 800 search warrants, and worked some 3,300 drug cases - the local jail has been nicknamed the Marceno Motel.

OTHER NEWS

23 minutes ago

Max Gawn dominant as Demons crush Saints

23 minutes ago

PGA Tour player Grayson Murray died by suicide, says family

23 minutes ago

Djokovic optimistic despite lowered expectations at Roland Garros

23 minutes ago

Pogacar wins Giro d'Italia on debut, as Merlier wins final stage

24 minutes ago

RAF pilot killed in Spitfire crash at Battle of Britain event is named

25 minutes ago

GCC-Africa trade ties set for a major boost

25 minutes ago

Leah Washington and Joe Pugh's journey from Alton Towers horror accident to dream wedding

25 minutes ago

Ferrari’s Leclerc wins F1 Monaco GP, early crash takes out Perez and others

25 minutes ago

Yemen’s Houthis freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says

25 minutes ago

‘It could be the end of the road for a few of us’ - Henry Shefflin to reassess time as Galway manager

25 minutes ago

Megyn Kelly and Bill Maher get into awkward clash over her Trump support: 'You keep saying I'm nuts!'

27 minutes ago

Norway hands over papers for diplomatic recognition to the Palestinian prime minister

27 minutes ago

Trudeau will mark 80th anniversary of D-day at Juno Beach ceremony in France

27 minutes ago

Indianapolis 500 weather updates: Start of 2024 race delayed by thunderstorms

28 minutes ago

How to help tornado victims in North Texas

29 minutes ago

BookTok star Jack Edwards: ‘I got to interview the Gruffalo last year. They say don’t meet your idols’

29 minutes ago

RDR 2's Micah and GTA 5's Trevor Are As Similar As They Are Different

29 minutes ago

Soccer-Crespo hails underdogs Al-Ain after Asian Champions League success

29 minutes ago

Pilot, 6 passengers on skydiving flight jump before small plane crashes in Missouri hayfield

29 minutes ago

Lizzo is left stunned by new South Park obesity episode that mocks her weight

29 minutes ago

Raye lights up the stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend as she admits she 'didn't think she was ready' to perform to thousands of fans

32 minutes ago

Chris Jordan thrilled to see fit-again Jofra Archer back in an England shirt

32 minutes ago

Is Labour trying to rig election system with plans for votes at 16?

32 minutes ago

Jack Willis unlikely to return to England after more top honours with Toulouse

32 minutes ago

Chip and Joanna Gaines tackle new home renovation in 'Fixer Upper: The Lakehouse': See trailer

33 minutes ago

At least 5 dead in North Texas after severe storms

33 minutes ago

Video: Megyn Kelly and Bill Maher get into awkward clash over her Trump support: 'You keep saying I'm nuts!'

33 minutes ago

Grayson Murray's family releases statement after 30-year-old golfer's death

33 minutes ago

Tottenham set to move for in-demand Brazilian striker in £60 million deal: report

33 minutes ago

Richard Sherman, Songwriter of Many Spoonfuls of Sugar, Dies at 95

37 minutes ago

National Park Superintendent sparks fury as she orders construction crew to stop flying the American flag because it 'distracts from the experience'

37 minutes ago

The sniper with one of the longest kills in Afghanistan has a message for Joe Biden

37 minutes ago

Navy Admiral warns Russian and Chinese nationals are trying to infiltrate US military bases

39 minutes ago

Alternative Solutions: Tapping into High Net Worth

39 minutes ago

Omar Farooq Premieres 'The Dark Side of Japan' at Sync Ithra

39 minutes ago

Brits divided on controversial mandatory National Service pledge

39 minutes ago

IRA Money Trail: D.C. drives clean energy boom

39 minutes ago

Marr scores 27 but Canada falls to Slovenia 3-2 in Volleyball Nations League

39 minutes ago

Division III school advances to College World Series days before it ceases operations

40 minutes ago

Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Angels odds, picks and predictions

Kênh khám phá trải nghiệm của giới trẻ, thế giới du lịch