Skip to comments.Furor Over Colorado Bill to Give Secret Service Agents Police Powers
Posted on 04/07/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT by CodeToad
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is expected to sign into law a bill that would give the U.S. Secret Service "limited" police power while operating in the state of Colorado. The bill, SB 13-013, which has already been passed by both the Colorado House and Senate, has sparked a firestorm of controversy because of fears that the proposed power could be used by Secret Service agents, acting on behalf of the Obama administration, to arrest sheriffs in Colorado who refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal gun controls.
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If they tried that in Alaska they would be arrested.
Alaska recently passed laws that Federal agents can and will be charged with felony charges if they come into Alaska trying to enforce particular federal firearms laws penned by Obama.
Sheez, I guess CO has been overrun with California liberals.
Pot loving gun grabber socialistic loyal supporting liberals, one must remember to place all the right labels on the idiots.
You forgot the Chicago thug and his gang.
My jaw dropping just hit and busted the keyboard.
I know I’m not the first to comment on this, but I can’t think of, in all of human history, a greater blend of hubris, hypocrisy, and irony, than this administration’s stance that local LE have no place enforcing federal immigration laws, but threaten those who even suggest they will refuse to enforce federal firearms laws that have yet to be passed.
I have to believe this was all deliberate and by design. I know a handful of liberals who quit their jobs and moved to Colorado after the last election. I wonder if there was some super-secret communiqué that went out to American socialists asking that they relocate to Colorado to help collapse that state in the same way they did California.
I had a ball honking and waving and shouting "Welcome to Moorhead!" and watching them trying to slink down or even move their cars in reaction as my cab passed. They even called the cab dispatcher once to complain but she just told them we were a friendly town. We all had a good laugh because we knew they had no jurisdiction unless the VP was actually being threatened.
Ohhhh, so sheriffs must enforce federal law or face arrest? Hmmm, so i guess they can start arresting and deporting illegals aliens now too?
Sounds unconstitutional on its face.
That’s mu guess too, Maybe they should change the name to Cholirafornia.
Without question it is unconstitutional and an attack by the liberals in both the State and federal governments. Our local Sheriffs have our total support. The Colorado Sheriffs Association recently put out a position paper against all these gun grabbing laws so their positions on the matter are well known. The liberals think they have the upper hand, which they do in the legislature, but they are facing fierce opposition in the public and with local elected officials.
Should anyone attack our Sheriffs they will find the support those Sheriffs have to be extremely hostile.
“hubris, hypocrisy, and irony, than this administrations”
That’s them, but they haven’t faced much opposition so they are bolstered in their hubris.
“I wonder if there was some super-secret communiqué that went out to American socialists asking that they relocate to Colorado to help collapse that state in the same way they did California”
In a way that did happen. In about 1996, ACORN and others started a campaign from The People’s Republik of Boulder to start voter fraud to takeover Colorado. They haven’t stopped.
Who needs that pesky old Constitution, or local law enforcement anyway?
Just let the Feral Govt take care of us.
I guess not that far away.
Yep, getting to be a quick response to the ping these days, target dead ahead.
Setting the stage to move Moridoor on the Potomac there. Did they not invest a bunch of money on some super secret digs there. First you have to get the culture and politics to your liking then make the move. The smell must be getting pretty bad in D.C.
Unless this idiots eye brows are under his eyes he can’t see.
In the first place, the Secret Service does have police powers throughout the U.S. to enforce federal laws, specifically those relating to financial crimes: currency counterfeiting, financial fraud, wire fraud, etc. Any expansion of those powers comes from Congress and not the governor of Colorado. In the second place, the legislation gives them the authority to respond to non-federal crimes committed in their presence, or non-federal crimes that have been committed when a Colorado law enforcement agency requests their assistance. This has nothing to do with arresting local sheriffs. If a local sheriff violates a federal law then the feds don't need permission to arrest them, and it likely wouldn't be the Secret Service who does the arresting.
The Federal Center in Lakewood is the largest federal employee center outside of DC. It houses the alternate locations for Congress and many federal agencies in case DC is a goner. Much of it is underground and “super secret”.
Colorado is home to many federal and DoD facilities, not to mention missile, satellite, and nuclear weapons companies. More than a third of Colorado’s economy is federal money of some kind.
Back around 1985 I saw a bumper sticker in Cortez “Don’t Californicate Colorado”.
Apparently nobody paid attention.
Um, you just made the point of the article. The ability to make arrests for non-federal crimes like State gun laws. The Governor has no one else to call on to make those arrests so they need a federal agency like the SS to be able to do so.
These pinhead yuppies were too busy building the Stepford Wives never-ending-suburbs like Highlands Ranch to care about politics.
If you think about it , would it not make sense to centralize so you can get a better grip on those pesky westerners. And it would put them dead in the middle of their FEMA regions. They are building their nest. Just have to get the environment right.
“They are building their nest. Just have to get the environment right.”
Yep, we call it the Goldilocks treatment.
And why wouldn't the Colorado authorities be enforcing state laws?
Next to Plantation Ranch is Big Thicket Camp Park which was developed by a friend on mines family.
He and I got a cooler of beer and went up there to see if we could see the Ruskies.
We were outside the house which is just a few feet away from the fence line of Plantation Ranch.
We could see the whole bunch coming, they were in golf carts.
Right across the fence on the Plantation Ranch we noticed 2 Secret Service snipers had us in their cross-hairs.
My buddy and I were about half looped, so we started jacking around with them holding our beers up pointing at them to shoot the beer out of our hand.
They were starting to laugh so we pushed it a little further and put the beers on our heads.
They really started to laugh with that so I then held my beer in front of my buddies chest.
That did it, we took out the SS snipers. They had to sit down they were laughing so hard.
When the Ruskies came by we yelled to them to come have a beer with us. They wanted to come over but they wouldn't let them.
Democrat Representative Claire Levy
Democrat Representative Rhonda Fields
Democrat Senator Morgan Carroll
Democrat Senator Evie Hudak
Democrat Representative Beth McCann
Democrat Senator Lois Tochtrop
Democrat Representative Jenise May
Democrat Representative Lois Court
Democrat Senator Rollie Heath
Democrat Senator Mary Hodge
Democrat Senator John Morse
Democrat Senator Jessie Ulibarri
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Democrat Senator Lucia Guzman
Democrat Senator Angela Giron
Democrat Senator Gail Schwartz
Democrat Senator John Kefalas
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Democrat Senator Andy Kerr
Democrat Senator Linda Newell
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Boot them ALL out!
LOL!! I could see that happening back then.
These days, however....
The bill, SB 13-013, which has already been passed by both the Colorado House and Senate, has sparked a firestorm of controversy because of fears that the proposed power could be used by Secret Service agents, acting on behalf of the Obama administration, to arrest sheriffs in Colorado who refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal gun controls.Hollywood Limo Libs have bought this.
BVut Alaska does not have the underground complex for the oligarchs which is under the Denver Airport.
You might know the take over is close when they start busing in the ghetto trash for a buffer.
In 1986 I saw a bumper sticker:
“Would the last American leaving California please bring the flag?”
Twenty-seven years ago I saw it.
Or maybe at least the Praetorian Guard!!!
What we did then would get you thrown in jail today.
Today the Secret service wouldn’t even allow them to go along a fence line of another property that hadn’t been secured.
In fact we were surprised they did it then, but Bill Daniels was driving the golf cart the Ruskies was in and probably didn’t tell anyone where he was going. He was just showing them around like he would anyone else.
When we yelled at the Ruskies to come have a beer, B Daniels stopped the golf cart and the Ruskies were climbing out looking for a way to get around the lake and come over. As far as B Daniels was concerned it was just “Welcome to Texas”. It was a bunch of other guys in suites that stopped them.
Damn. That's one helluva long exodus. I ripped my family and business out of there in 2005.
Funny thing is, I wasn't even aware of the conservative exodus out of California until I started getting the idea to relocate myself. One by one, friends of mine had begun selling their homes and packing off to other states, and it puzzled me.
I thought it was ridiculous, until a good buddy planted a for sale sign in his front yard. I asked him why on earth he would leave our home state, and he just looked at me as if to say, "Seriously?" After a few minutes talking about it, he said, "It's all over, bud. Our California is gone."
It was only then that I really pulled the veil off my eyes, and gave the real condition of my home state a good hard look. Once I did that, there was no turning back. We had to go.
To be sure, I wouldn't do the same thing if I had the opportunity today. I've not only gown older and wiser with family responsibilities, but our government has grown more fascistic.
I mean California has lots of farm land and timber land and grazing land and hunting land and you mean to tell me that there isn’t any resistance to this crap?
One more reason for rational people to move to Texas...
Heh, heh, the exodus was somebody else’s. Should have pointed out I live in South Carolina & that 1986 sticker was on a 1970’s station wagon with California tags! I’m certain the car’s owner has not regretted his choice.
Our state does do stupid things like elect Flimsey Grahamnesty, but otherwise it is so full of gun toting rednecks that the local Muslims keep their mouths shut. Liberals are mostly confined to the main U of SC campus. Cars with Obama stickers usually have a Coexist! sticker as well and are driven by bespectacled geeks with goofy teeth.
I’ve passed through California several times but the last time was in 1971 on my way to Vietnam. It’s the northern rural areas I remember best. The mild temps & fantastically blue skies were to die for.
but where do we go now?....our America is gone...
Nah - 2008, maybe.
Today - two in the hat, no questions asked.
Mexico has much less government. That's where the Romney family went in search of more liberty just a few generations ago.
The difference between Mexico and the United States, particularly in the area of government regulation, is not subtle. Within minutes of crossing the Mexican border, you will be welcomed by vendors, entrepreneurs and small businesses on every sidewalk and even in the streets. If you want to open a small business, you can do so tomorrow without any of the crippling red tape that plagues small businesses here in the U.S.
You don’t go to prison for making Secret Service agents laugh.
Not today, not then.
Get over your “I’m so much wiser than you” complex.
“And why wouldn’t the Colorado authorities be enforcing state laws? “
Why must they enforce every law passed? You should read up on “checks and balances” and the history of the United states and the US Constitution. We are not a legislative dictatorship.