Skip to comments.The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police
Posted on 03/21/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT by KeyLargo
WND EXCLUSIVE The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police
'I can nullify any kind of unconstitutional law forced upon the people'
The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power.
Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other groups is nowhere near the threat we face from officials in our own country who are working at taking away our liberties, Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher told WND.
Christopher has firsthand knowledge of the desire of government officials to usurp authority over local law-enforcement agencies.
In 2012, state lawmakers in Delaware with the support of Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden pushed through legislation that redefined the duties of sheriffs and their deputies to that of process servers and prisoner transport. The legislation stripped them of all arrest authority to the point where animal control and the game warden had more authority.
Christopher and other supporters of the constitutional role of the sheriff, however, are fighting back.
The battle of liberty is never over. We are attempting to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot overturning the law stripping us of our arrest authority.
For Sheriff Christopher, the battle is not just about his personal authority. It goes straight to the heart of concerns many people hold over what is perceived as the increasing militarization of police agencies.
I believe the intent of taking away the authority of the sheriff, Christopher said, is to set up a situation where the state police have the power to enforce unconstitutional legislation while preventing the sheriff from being able to stand against them.
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Jack Minor is a journalist and researcher who served in the United States Marine Corps under President Reagan. Also a former pastor, he has written hundreds of articles and been interviewed about his work on many TV and radio outlets
If the sheriffs lose their arrest ability then Delaware will be a de facto police state. -Delaware Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher
The sherriff is the common law, law-man. Hurrah for lawful law!
Delaware Only: Beau Biden Neuters Sheriffs Whats a Sheriff Without Arrest Powers?
by Maggie January 27, 2013
Effort to abolish local sheriffs a stealth federal power grab?
“...there is a nationwide effort to strip local sheriffs of most of their enumerated powers that are mandated in the state constitutions of the various states. Such a move would have the net effect of abolishing local sheriffs departments and strengthening the power of federal law enforcement agencies”
We already have militarized police. We put ex-military as police officers. We provide police departments with military grade weaponry.
The deed is done.
This provides a good method for confronting militarized police forces. Sherriffs have the right to deputize people. They could deputize citizens by the thousands and allow them to carry weapons, and the cops would have to stand down. This would come in handy to prevent gun grabbing.