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Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence [Threaten Sheriffs speaking out against gun control]
Albany TU ^ | May 21, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind

Posted on 05/21/2013 5:23:46 AM PDT by Fitzy_888

The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York's gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet.

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Cuomo invited its leaders to the Capitol last month, people briefed on the meeting said. The group included Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe and Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss.

"We didn't get a response (to the analysis) from him, but we could tell after the budget was passed that none of those recommendations were taken into consideration," Moss said. "When we got there, we never got to the contents of the letter."

Instead, Cuomo pushed the sheriffs to stop publicly speaking out against the act, Moss said.

"The governor was of the opinion that the sheriffs around the state should not be interjecting their personal opinions in reference to the law," Moss said, adding that Cuomo said sheriffs can't do that and enforce the law.

One person briefed on the meeting said Cuomo threatened to remove sheriffs from office, a little-used power afforded the state's chief executive under the state constitution. Moss would not confirm this. He did say the meeting was heated at times, but overall he described it as "cordial."

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Last week, the Sheriffs' Association as well as several elected sheriffs filed an amicus curiae brief supporting a federal challenge to the SAFE Act.

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(Excerpt) Read more at timesunion.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; criminalgovernor; cuomo; democrats; fucuomo; govtabuse; guncontrol; liberalfascism; liberalthug; ny; nysafeact; safeact; secondamendment; tyranny; waronliberty
Taking a page from the Obama Administration, Cuomo is threatening elected Sheriffs with removal from their post.

Remember, Cuomo was about the only positive story for Democrats from the 2010 election cycle and thus the king makers in the liberal media have been marching lock step for Cuomo ever since.

1 posted on 05/21/2013 5:23:46 AM PDT by Fitzy_888
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To: Fitzy_888

Sheriff’s are elected. I don’t believe the governor can remove them. They are the reason the state police report to the governor. Because the founding fathers created sheriffs, who essentially have an army. The FF gave the governor the state police (the name until the 1930’s when state police became Highway Patrol because of the Nazis.) Without the state police any county sheriff could arrest the governor. To forestall that type of political shenanigans the governor needed his own armed force. Using that force to collect revenue via speeding tickets came much later.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 5:29:52 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Fitzy_888

I hope the NY Sheriffs refuse to enforce these new anti-gun laws.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 5:30:38 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Fitzy_888

Yet the governor and many, many others had no problems speaking out against what were then the current laws.

Once they get their law in place, all dissent shall cease!


4 posted on 05/21/2013 5:32:21 AM PDT by Clarence
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To: Fitzy_888
Cuomo must have by now burned up his positive karma from 2010.

On a positive note, yesterday's news featured a development of interest to free men worldwide ~ it may well be possible to use 3-D technology to print up AMMUNITION.

That ought to give Cuomo nightmares.

5 posted on 05/21/2013 5:36:29 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Fitzy_888

The left hates freedom of speech. They have attacked it in every way they could.


6 posted on 05/21/2013 5:39:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Fitzy_888

Andrew Cuomo may go down in history as the unwitting architect of the 2008 financial meltdown:

http://www.villagevoice.com/content/printVersion/541234/


7 posted on 05/21/2013 5:43:18 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Gen.Blather
(the name until the 1930’s when state police became Highway Patrol because of the Nazis.)

Funny; They're STILL called State Police here in NY......Hmmmmmmmm...

8 posted on 05/21/2013 5:48:06 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

In his own words...
http://youtu.be/Lr1M1T2Y314


9 posted on 05/21/2013 5:49:49 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888

Isn’t it true irony the gov rushed thru gun control legislation limiting magazines to 7 bullets but forgot to put in an exemption for law enforcement. The Hofstra student was killed, according to the Wash Post, after the home intruder was shot 7 times by the responding officer, the eighth shot hit the student in the head and killed her. So who is to say if the police were limited to 7 rounds, there may have been a different outcome. Who can know in advance how many bullets you will need to take down a single intruder let alone 2 or 3. Stupid laws always have unintended consequences. I guess the victim wasn’t permitted to have a gun to protect herself.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 5:54:29 AM PDT by 99tango
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To: Gen.Blather
...the state police (the name until the 1930’s when state police became Highway Patrol because of the Nazis.)

They're still called State Police in NY and SC where I now live. In fact, they're still called State Police in many states.

11 posted on 05/21/2013 5:58:43 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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sfl


12 posted on 05/21/2013 6:03:29 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Where I live, Ignacio, CO, we have State Police, Sheriff Force, Town Police and the Southern Ute Police Force. Plus, just about everyone I know owns guns. Not much crime here.

FMCDH(BITS)

13 posted on 05/21/2013 6:15:04 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Wilum

I always thought that it was phunny that Virginia is a COMMONWEALTH but they have a “State Police”. “State Police” the don’t even SOUND good.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Fitzy_888

Note to Cuomo on threatening the County Sheriffs with removal:

Don’t try this in Texas. Holy carp.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 6:59:58 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Fitzy_888

These tactics of intimidation come naturally to the Cuomo family.


16 posted on 05/21/2013 7:11:40 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Fitzy_888
Princess Andrew of Albany's realm is turning to crap. You can tell by his threats to his opponents.
17 posted on 05/21/2013 7:13:29 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Thanks.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 8:11:34 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: nothingnew
Where I live, Ignacio, CO, we have State Police,...

Those guys are the State Patrol. They mainly do highway patrol and guard the Governor.

19 posted on 05/21/2013 8:36:37 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Fitzy_888

Fascism is the fashion.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 9:35:38 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Fitzy_888; Gen.Blather
One person briefed on the meeting said Cuomo threatened to remove sheriffs from office, a little-used power afforded the state's chief executive under the state constitution. Moss would not confirm this. He did say the meeting was heated at times, but overall he described it as "cordial."

Kehoe did not return calls, and Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi declined to comment. An administration official, speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss a private meeting, "strongly" denied Cuomo had threatened to remove any sheriff.

Last week, the Sheriffs' Association as well as several elected sheriffs filed an amicus curiae brief supporting a federal challenge to the SAFE Act.

After the 1960s, NY governors might well be able to remove a county sheriff. It might be a bluff. I don't know.

21 posted on 05/22/2013 1:00:29 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: MileHi
Those guys are the State Patrol. They mainly do highway patrol and guard the Governor.

Yeah, OK, if you say so.

FMCDH(BITS)

22 posted on 05/23/2013 11:49:04 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew
Actually, I do say so. My dad was CSP for 30 years and at one point in charge of security for Dick Lamm.
23 posted on 05/23/2013 11:53:27 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Fitzy_888
"The governor was of the opinion that the sheriffs around the state should not be interjecting their personal opinions in reference to the law," Moss said, adding that Cuomo said sheriffs can't do that and enforce the law."

So if, in the 1950s, a southern sheriff took it on himself to oppose Jim Crow, Cuomo would have had heartburn with that.

24 posted on 05/23/2013 11:58:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MileHi
Actually, I do say so. My dad was CSP for 30 years and at one point in charge of security for Dick Lamm.

I do not doubt you. I'm saying that the "Highway Patrol" or the State cops can pull over, investigate, arrest you for more than just "speeding". That's all I'm saying.

I've not seen the Governor showing up where I live.

FMCDH(BITS)

25 posted on 05/23/2013 5:24:41 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew
I'm saying that the "Highway Patrol" or the State cops can pull over, investigate, arrest you for more than just "speeding".

Yep. Typically, if a State Trooper encounters something, say drugs in a vehicle, he would detain the person for the sheriff or local police to take them into custody.

I've not seen the Governor showing up where I live.

The Hick doesn't care about you or me.

Take care!

26 posted on 05/24/2013 7:22:41 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi
Take care!

Rest assured I will. My friends Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson have my back...and front.

Take care too, MileHi.

FMCDH(BITS)

27 posted on 05/24/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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