Skip to comments.Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence
Posted on 05/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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.
Opposition to the new law has simmered in upstate areas since Cuomo signed the law in January. Many county sheriffs oppose it, particularly its expanded definition of banned assault weapons, and have spoken out around the state. In January, the New York State Sheriffs' Association wrote Cuomo with an analysis, and later suggested tweaks.
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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He has no right to even ask this of this.
Upstate NY should seriously consider secession from the rest of the state, if not the country. Sounds like irreconcilable differences between upstate residents and the city dwellers in places like New Yawk, Utica, and Albany.
It’s not rational for city dwellers to determine law for rural areas.
Don’t Sheriff’s have the power to remove ‘enemies of the state’?
Boy, Democrats sure do spend a lot of their time telling people not to talk.
Let`s run this guy outta office and outta town
on a wagon fulla fresh cow manure.
Completely typical. The Democrats in Colorado have been looking around trying to find ways to punish the sherrif’s for standing up against gun control, too.
Rather than secession, I'd like to see expulsion. We should expel the far left states (CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WA) from the United States and allow them to form their own happy socialist people's republic. upstate NY and other patriotic sections of leftist states could expel their socialist regions and then rejoin the USA with permission. There is no need for a civil war if it's a question of expulsion rather than secession, and we don't need the parasites on the far left - we need freedom.
Word on the street is that most county sheriffs in upstate think this guy is a joke. Other than Cuomo’s inner office cronies in Albany, the rest of the state ignores him since he will be on his way out next election.
“Rather than secession, I’d like to see expulsion. We should expel the far left states (CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WA) from the United States and allow them to form their own happy socialist people’s republic.”
You are so FOS, you must slosh when you walk!. These states all have very nearly 50% of their residents who don’t share their government’s actions and yet here you are with your alligator mouth and your hummingbird a$$, daning to “decide” for these folks in which country they will live. Go back to your double wide and fry something!
Sheriffs are politiicans and won’t react well to this Urban Goober’s demands.
This article proves that they refused his demand... hey cuomo... FU and your daddy.
All the Nazis, Commies and Marxists did, too.
“Go back to your double wide and fry something!”
As a resident of the PDRW (WA state) I echo that statement. I’m not to thrilled to have my state known as the one that rigs gubernatorial elections.
Inside every RAT is a Nazi, trying to get out.
"Well, you're obviously a moron, Governor, and you think YOU'RE allowed to express an opinion on this matter in public. What on earth would lead you to the belief that we're not also so entitled?"
Another tyrant nutjob who doesn’t grasp the unintended consequences of his actions, along with his staff, aides, and all other enablers. Unconstitutional laws are null and void, if innocents are killed over their inherent natural right of self defense, reality will become a conniving heartless b*tch.
Mike Vanderboegh at Hartford, CT rally:
Cuomo wants sheriffs to ignore the Constitution, just like Cuomo does.
“Upstate NY should seriously consider secession ..”
Many of us have been saying that for a long time.
I wonder how we go about doing this?
You could start by shelling the state capital.