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  • BREAKING: Border Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering (TX)

    04/14/2014 11:08:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino (D) — he stepped down a couple of weeks ago — has pleaded guilty today to federal charges of money laundering, according to the McAllen Monitor. Just 17 days after stepping down as sheriff and three days after his former chief of staff entered a related plea, Treviño stood before U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez and pleaded guilty for his part in laundering campaign contributions that were tied to a convicted drug trafficker. Testimony in court this morning suggested that the amount of money laundered could be anywhere between $70,000 and $120,000. Treviño was...
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/18/2014 9:21:35 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 15 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | 3/18/14 | Jack Minor
    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...
  • Lubbock Sheriff severing ties with DEA (Texas)

    02/20/2014 8:43:24 PM PST · by Army Air Corps · 9 replies
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 20 February 2014 | Sarah-Blake Morgan and L. Scott Mann
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's a partnership meant to keep drugs and the people who deal them off the streets. But now, the Lubbock County Sheriff says he doesn't want his office working with these federal agents. Our investigation has uncovered a letter written by Sheriff Kelly Rowe, terminating the county's relationship with the Drug Enforcement Agency. The issue stems from a massive drug bust which was executed on February 4th, 2013. The month-long investigation took law enforcement from Lubbock down to Odessa and up to Borger. "All in all, we ended up seizing two homes, obviously all of the...
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • Ticked off Georgia sheriff refuses to assist A&E with future productions

    12/21/2013 4:03:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 12-21-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller is reportedly vowing to send a message to A&E. In a Facebook post attributed to the Georgia sheriff, he blasts the network’s decision to suspend “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson. The Facebook post says his office has assisted A&E with several productions, but now he’s telling the network to take a hike.
  • SC Sheriff Refuses To Honor Mandela Because He Was “Not American”

    12/09/2013 5:05:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | December 9, 2013 | CBS Charlotte
    PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said he won’t lower the flag outside his sheriff’s office to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela because the South African civil rights leader was not a United States citizen.
  • California Sheriff Denied Gun Purchase over Background Check

    11/30/2013 4:11:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    When Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff John Lopey tried to buy an M1 Garand rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), he was denied and told he failed to pass the background check conducted via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Lopey is a sheriff: he carries a gun and enforces the law for a living. Prior to being a sheriff, he spent 33 years with the California Highway Patrol and is a retired Army Colonel. He had Top Secret clearance in the Army. The FBI handles NICS background checks for firearms purchases. Ironically, Lopey recently went through and...
  • CA:Sheriff: No Charges Against Oakdale Homeowner who Shot Intruder

    11/14/2013 6:16:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    fox40.com ^ | 13 November, 2013 | Lonnie Wong
    <p>The Stanislaus County Sheriffs Department says no charges will be filed against a homeowner who shot and wounded an intruder.</p> <p>The incident began when Modesto Police spotted a stolen car driven Albert Liberini of Modesto. A high speed pursuit ended in Riverbank when officers deemed it too dangerous to continue.</p>
  • Cotati, Sebastopol adopt the use of officer body cameras (near Lopez shooting in Santa Rosa, CA)

    11/08/2013 1:41:23 AM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 4 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | Randi Rossman
    If you are stopped by a police officer in Cotati, the event will likely be captured on a video camera worn on the officer's shirt. The city's 10 police officers now carry the pager-sized cameras, joining law enforcement agencies around the world that are rapidly adopting the devices to reduce complaints and record valuable information. Santa Rosa police officers are testing models, with about 15 cameras now on the street. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office expects to start a pilot program next year with cameras on 11 patrol deputies and two jail officers. [. . .] Currently, deputies do not...
  • KY: Armed Citizen Applies Tourniquet to Bleeding Repeat Offender, Sheriff Approves

    11/06/2013 7:47:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This is the type of restraint that is expected of armed citizens.   From The Advocate Messenger of Kentucky: A self-described “gun advocate,” Smith never had to fire on Collins. He said he didn’t want to harm the man but had determined he was not going to be a victim. “People have asked why I didn’t shoot him. I didn’t feel threatened,” Smith said. A county sheriff then gives this appropriate by not  commonly published comment: Smith “acted appropriately by arming himself, met the gentleman and told him to stay where he was until officers arrived,” Elliott said.  The perpetrator escaped...
  • Lopez family files federal lawsuit over fatal shooting (Santa Rosa, CA)

    11/05/2013 11:24:07 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 27 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Paul Payne
    The parents of the 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy shot dead by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday and laid out the findings of their own private investigation into the shooting, which they claim was unjustified. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the parents of Andy Lopez, accuses Deputy Erick Gelhaus of acting recklessly when he shot Lopez seven times as the boy walked through a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood with an airsoft BB gun that resembled an AK-47 assault rifle. The lawsuit also faults the Sheriff's Office, accusing it...
  • FBI reportedly scales back Andy Lopez killing inquiry (Santa Rosa, CA)

    11/02/2013 12:37:41 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 20 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 10/31/2013 | Lori A. Carter
    The FBI is not conducting a full, independent investigation into the death of a teenage boy who was shot by a sheriff's deputy last week, but instead offering local police “support,” several local law enforcement leaders said this week. The stance is an apparent reversal from the bureau's notice last week, when its agents told command staff at the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office and Santa Rosa Police Department that the agency would conduct its own investigation of the Oct. 22 shooting death of Andy Lopez, looking for potential violations of federal civil rights laws. [...] The FBI's role in the...
  • FL: Jury Box Confirms Ballot Box: Jury Finds Sheriff Not Guilty for Upholding Oath of Office

    10/31/2013 7:02:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    It has become common for liberal fascists to proclaim that "only the Supreme Court" can interpret the Constitution.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Every legislator, every elected politician, every police officer and person in the military takes an oath to uphold the Constitution and defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  They do not take an oath to follow orders given by the Supreme Court. It is a myth that only the Supreme Court can interpret the Constitution.  It was not always so, and legislators and juries commonly interpreted the Constitution in the United States before the...
  • Jury Finds Florida Sheriff not Guilty of Misconduct

    10/31/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 28 replies
    THE CONSTITUTION CLUB ^ | October 31, 2013
    BRISTOL — A Panhandle jury found suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch not guilty on charges that he tried to cover up his role in intervening in a gun case. The jury took about an hour to reach its verdict Friday afternoon. Finch was elated with the verdict and said he left a voice mail for Gov. Rick Scott, asking to be reinstated. Finch was charged with official misconduct, a felony, as well as falsifying public records. Prosecutors insisted that Finch tried to destroy and alter records in the arrest of Floyd Eugene Parrish. Parrish was arrested in March following...
  • Report: Aldon Smith got favorable treatment from Santa Clara cops

    10/23/2013 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 8 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 22, 2013 | Will Brinson
    Though 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith is hardly having an easy time of things these days -- he's still away indefinitely from football -- a report claims that the Santa Clara police provided the defensive lineman with favorable treatment when he was arrested. NBC Bay Area uncovered records that show Smith, after being booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at 9:40 a.m. PT, was released at 11:20 a.m. PT, a mere 1.5 hours later. Smith enjoyed an expedited trip through the Santa Clara County Jail, according to court records and information uncovered by the NBC Bay Area Investigative...
  • Arizona county forced to halt smuggling prosecutions

    10/01/2013 11:40:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/1/13 | ap
    arizonaimmigap.jpg FILE: Jan. 9, 2008: A U.S. Border Patrol agent watches over a group of immigrants arrested after crossing illegally from Mexico through the Altar Valley in Arizona. (Reuters) PHOENIX – Arizona’s most populous county halted prosecutions on Monday of smuggling suspects and the people they allegedly bring to the United States. The move came after U.S. District Judge Robert Broomfield ruled Friday that a 2005 state law doesn’t allow Sheriff Joe Arpaio or county prosecutors to charge immigrants with conspiracy if they arrange to be smuggled across the border. Broomfield said the policy criminalizes actions that federal law treats...
  • OUTRAGE: Georgia Police Chief Suspended Without Pay Just for Visiting Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    09/12/2013 7:15:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 45 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-13-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Chief Doug Jordan meet in Phoenix.- Unbelievable! The Grantville, Georgia Police Chief has been suspended for a week - without pay - merely for visiting Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his vacation. Chief Doug Jordan and his wife planned a recent trip to Arizona to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They had honeymooned there 31 years ago. They paid for the trip and its expenses themselves. While there, Jordan thought it would be a great idea to see if he could meet with Arpaio. He was honored when Arpaio agreed to do so.“I meet with...
  • PA:Sheriff David May Have Illegally Denied Gun Permits To Hundreds Of People Who Applied

    09/12/2013 4:25:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    beavercountian.com ^ | 9 September, 2013 | By John Paul - Founder of BeaverCountian.com
    Sheriff George David has illegally denied concealed carry permits to hundreds of people who applied for them, according to some of the state’s top experts on the subject. An investigation by the Beaver Countian has uncovered over 300 instances in the past two years where individuals who appear to qualify for gun permits under state law, were then denied the right to carry a concealed firearm because of additional policies created by Sheriff David. Sheriff David requires individuals who are cleared to have a gun permit by the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS is a system run by the Pennsylvania...
  • Support For 2nd Amendment-Supporting Florida Sheriff Grows As Trial Date Nears

    09/11/2013 7:23:52 PM PDT · by Rudolphus · 12 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | August 21, 2013 | Ben Bullard
    In early June, Liberty County, Fla., Sheriff Nick Finch was arrested for official misconduct and suspended from office by Governor Rick Scott. The sheriff’s offense? He set free a man who’d been arrested for carrying a firearm without a permit during a routine traffic stop.
  • CA:Rival campers who opened fire turn out to be sheriff's deputies

    08/31/2013 5:23:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 26 August, 2013 | Robert Faturechi
    An apparent booze-fueled dispute over loud music between two groups at a Chino campground over the weekend escalated to the point where men from both sides drew guns and opened fire. No one was hurt, but the two alleged gunmen have plenty to explain. It turns out that the rival gun-toting campers were both Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
  • Carwash Managers Held in Immigration Raids

    08/20/2013 12:14:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By FERNANDA SANTOS
    PHOENIX — Federal agents arrested 11 managers and supervisors of a local car-washing chain on immigration fraud and other charges in weekend raids that brought in more than 200 people, setting off fear among immigrants already on edge by years of relentless enforcement in a state at the core of the debate over illegal immigration. The scene on Saturday resembled the workplace raids by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County and operations by federal authorities here and elsewhere: heavily armed agents in bulletproof vests and ski masks surrounded the businesses, and then escorted workers outside single file with hands bound...
  • Sen. Rubio, ‘You Know Nothing About Our Border’: Arizona Sheriff Hammers Immigration Bill

    08/13/2013 10:57:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sara Carter
    SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels doesn’t mince words. He’s angry that local law enforcement and the citizens who call the Southwest border home have been left out of the decision making process when it comes to security and immigration reform. Dannels has lived along the border since 1984. He remembers when the dangers from smugglers circumventing the rocky, mountainous terrain were few and far between. Now, he says, a different breed of narcotics traffickers has amassed weapons, technology and small armies of death; threatening not only the stability of Mexico but U.S. national security as well....
  • Nancy Grace Thanks Sheriff Joe on Air for Saving Her Life After He Intercepts Violent Stalker

    08/11/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-11-2013 | John Hill
    The left loves to hate Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but one usually left-leaning TV host announced her gratitude to the country’s toughest sheriff. Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace says, saved her life.Grace announced on her HLN program that Arpaio likely saved her life and the life of her children after stopping a New York man who had been harassing her with death threats. "I want to personally thank Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. I was apparently followed for four years by a bad New York man. He then repeatedly threatened my life. He was apprehended en route after quitting...
  • FL Sheriff to Local NAACP President: I Cannot Support Your Agenda

    07/30/2013 6:24:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-30-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Lee County, Florida Sheriff Mike Scott sent a letter to Lee County Branch NAACP president James Muwakkil explaining his disdain for the way he believes the NAACP ignores "epidemic" black-on-black violence in certain parts of Florida while allegedly trying to recast the Trayvon Martin shooting as white vs. black violence to score political points. Sheriff Scott was invited to the NAACP's "Freedom Fund Awards Banquet" and was even asked to sponsor the event financially, but as he made clear in his July 16 letter, "[he] will not be doing either." Regarding the lack of NAACP response to black-on-black violence, Scott...
  • San Diego Sheriff Sets Up (Democrat Mayor) 'Filthy Filner' Sexual Harassment Hotline

    07/22/2013 8:09:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    (Bob Filner says ... "Thanks") San Diego Sheriff Sets Up 'Filthy Filner' Sexual Harassment Hotline The San Diego County Sheriff has set up a hotline to deal with sexual harassment claims against the city's Mayor, democrat Bob "Filthy" Filner. The Sheriff's office announced on Friday that they will "be the lead investigative agency for any complaints against Filner and any information gleaned via the hotline would be turned over to the California Attorney General's office for possible prosecution." Filner responded: "I very much welcome the fact that some of these allegations will finally be addressed by an appropriate investigative...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Nueces County sheriff confirms judge found dead at courthouse

    07/15/2013 7:58:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 105 replies
    caller,com ^ | 7/115/13 | Rhiannon Meyers, Katherine Rosenberg
    CORPUS CHRISTI — State District Judge Tom Greenwell was found dead from a gunshot wound Monday night in his chambers, Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin confirmed. Corpus Christi police, medics and Nueces County Sheriff's Office deputies responded about 7 p.m. to the courthouse after a report that a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head.The courthouse closed at 5 p.m. It was unclear how a gun could have passed through security or been within the county building, equipped with security personnel and a metal detector. Attorneys, judges, and some media outlets who have courthouse identification badges typically...
  • Broward County Sheriff's Office Prepares Zimmerman Verdict Riot Plan

    07/09/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9,2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a video calling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that it was “working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies” to coordinate “a response plan in anticipation of the verdict.”
  • My Life Changer (Officer Involved Shooting)

    07/02/2013 6:26:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Bang Switch ^ | 7-2-2013 | Matt
    There have been a few mentions in articles here about my having been involved in a shooting. During my career, I have been involved directly in two, and indirectly in quite a few more. The more recent one in which I was directly involved was a much different event that has caused me to make many changes in the way I do things, both at work and at home. As the two year anniversary approaches, naturally I find myself contemplating it. I find writing this out to be somewhat therapeutic, but this is a long one so, if you choose...
  • Update: Rep. Stockman & Sheriff Joe To Address Obama ID Fraud Investigation Live June 28, 2013

    06/28/2013 10:28:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Update: Rep. Stockman & Sheriff Joe To Address Obama ID Fraud Investigation Live June 28, 2013 Obama Release Your Records on 12:57 AM | Listen Here: Sheriff Joe Arpaio To Address Obama ID Fraud Investigation Live June 28, 2013 - AUDIO HERE: UPDATE: Obama ID Fraud: Rep. Stockman Will Be Live On The Air After Sheriff Joe Arpaio - DETAILS HERE. UPDATE: Listen Live: Congressman Stockman And Sheriff Joe Talk Obama ID Fraud Investigation - STREAM HERE.
  • El Dorado County Sheriff Strips Forest Service Of State-Law Enforcement Power ( CA )

    06/22/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    CBS13 ^ | June 21, 2013
    The El Dorado County Sheriff says he’s not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so he’s stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county. Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.” In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county. “I take the service that we provide to the citizens of El Dorado County...
  • Liberty County (Florida) Sheriff Arrested [READ ARREST WARRANT]

    06/05/2013 2:05:45 PM PDT · by Student0165 · 79 replies
    WCTV ^ | 6/5/2013 | WCTV
    Liberty County (FL) Sheriff arrested by the governor for defending the Second Amendment of the Constitution and refusing to arrest citizen. See video at link.
  • Sheriff Arpaio responds to federal ruling on racial profiling.

    05/29/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/29/13 | RealSheriffJoe
    Published on May 29, 2013 Sheriff Arpaio responds to a federal judges ruling on racial profiling.
  • Arpaio's office guilty of profiling, judge rules

    05/25/2013 6:13:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 69 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer | Capital Media Services
    PHOENIX - Self-professed "toughest sheriff in America" Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were guilty of racial profiling, a federal judge found Friday, before ordering a permanent halt to the practice. In a 140-page ruling, Judge Murray Snow said Arpaio's department, under his direction, was detaining individuals believed to be in this country illegally without some other reason to arrest them for violating any state laws. Snow said that continued to occur even after the Department of Homeland Security revoked the department's authority to identify and detain those not in the country legally. The judge also said department...
  • Sheriff David Clarke: Federal government greater threat than terrorists

    05/23/2013 10:41:52 AM PDT · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | May 23, 2013 9:02 a.m. | Ashley Luthern
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said in a television interview Wednesday night that he agrees with the views of an anti-federal government group that recently gave him an award.During a interview on a range of topics with WISN-TV (Channel 12), Clarke was questioned about being named "sheriff of the year" by the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and an image of Journal Sentinel columnist Daniel Bice's recent article about the award flashed in the background.Bice first reported that the association is the brainchild of Richard Mack, a former Arizona lawman who believes a sheriff's primary duty is...
  • Sheriffs: Cuomo asked for silence

    05/21/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 21 May, 2013 | Jimmy Vielkind
    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...
  • OK:Gun Auction Proceeds To Buy Sheriff’s Office New Vehicles

    05/18/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    5newsonline.com ^ | 18 May, 2013 | Katie Kormann,
    More than 100 people lined up to check out the handguns and rifles being auctioned off in Poteau on Saturday (May 18). The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office auctioned off 264 weapons that had been confiscated and held in the department’s evidence vault. Sheriff Rob Seale said some of the guns were collected as far back as 1999. “A lot of them are weapons that have been seized in court cases that have been cleared,” said Seale. “A lot of them are just lost property that’s been found, property that’s been turned over by the owners.” The auction brought in potential...
  • Colorado sheriffs suing over gun control measures

    05/16/2013 8:49:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 16 May, 2013 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — A group of Colorado sheriffs unhappy with recent gun control laws are planning to file a lawsuit to block them.
  • VICTORY: Georgia Governor Signs Expansion of Illegal Alien Crackdown Law (SB160)

    04/26/2013 1:40:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 16 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-26-2013 | John Hill
    Way to go, Peach State! Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday signed S.B. 160 - a tough expansion of Georgia's H.B. 87, the Arizona-style law cracking down on illegal aliens, which passed in 2011. The La Raza lobby was left stunned and upset, believing Deal would bend to the prevailing GOP pressure for immigration appeasement in Washington, and veto it. They were sadly mistaken. Passed in the final hours of the General Assembly’s 40-day session - and despite fierce lobbying against it by ethnic intimidation groups, big business interests, and the ACLU - Senate Bill 160 was created to "fix" problems in licensing...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Explosive device 1 of many threats

    04/12/2013 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/12/13 | Staff
    Phoenix -- Authorities are investigating what was reported to be an explosive device addressed to Arizona´s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" known for his strict treatment of jail inmates and cracking down on illegal immigration. The device intercepted in Flagstaff late Thursday was in a package addressed to Arpaio at his downtown Phoenix office, the Maricopa County Sheriff´s Office said in a statement. It appeared suspicious, so it was X-rayed and the device was detected. A bomb squad team neutralized the explosive, the statement said.
  • Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to TheBlaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians

    04/09/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Billy Hallowell
    This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism. At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents. In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version...
  • Furor Over Colorado Bill to Give Secret Service Agents Police Powers

    04/07/2013 6:48:13 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 104 replies
    The New American ^ | 6 APril 2013 | Bob Adelmann
    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.
  • NEW: Details of Mingo County Sheriff shooting death revealed during briefing

    04/03/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK ^ | WOWK
    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - State police say the man suspected of gunning down a West Virginia sheriff pulled a weapon on a deputy who shot him. Authorities didn't reveal the condition of the suspect, 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard. West Virginia State Police Capt. David Nelson said Maynard was taken to a local hospital, where he remained Wednesday evening. Nelson said Maynard crashed into a bridge, held up a gun as he got out of the vehicle and was shot. State police say Maynard is suspected of killing Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum. The sheriff was gunned down Wednesday in the...
  • UTAH SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION TO OBAMA: FROM OUR COLD DEAD HANDS

    03/31/2013 8:46:54 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    BREITBART ^ | March 31, 2013 | AWR HAWKINS
    As sheriffs across the nation signal opposition to enforcing additional federal gun regulations, the Utah Sheriffs' Association sent a letter to President Obama assuring him that its members similarly will not comply. The letters insists that the rights of Utah citizens trump any new gun control measure that Congress might pass, and sheriffs in Utah are prepared to trade their lives in defense of their constituents' right to keep and bear arms.
  • Colorado Sheriff Within Rights Not To Enforce New Gun Control Laws

    03/19/2013 6:57:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 19 March, 2013 | John Richardson
    Sheriff John Cooke of Weld County, Colorado has been out front in his opposition to the new gun control laws in that state. He led a delegation of sheriffs in testifying against the bills before the Colorado legislature earlier this month. Now he has announced that he doesn't plan to enforce the new laws - and he is within the letter of the law. "Why put the effort into enforcing a law that is unenforceable?" Cooke told The Denver Post on Monday. "With all of the other crimes that are going on, I don't have the manpower, the resources or...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids Restaurant Chain, Arrests 11 Illegals Using Stolen IDs

    03/15/2013 7:42:13 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Recent Border Patrol data suggest that the traffic flow of illegal alien across our Southern border may be starting to shift away from Arizona and towards Texas. Maricopa County's Sheriff may be a big reason illegal aliens are increasingly avoiding the Grand Canyon State. Last week Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies smashed a big human smuggling ring that brought thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years - but won't anymore. Arpaio leads the 3rd largest Sheriff's Department in the United States, and - in stark contrast...
  • Sheriff Joe Brings Down Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times

    03/05/2013 8:07:13 PM PST · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-06-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The suspects are part of a suspected multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives tracked the leader of a human smuggling operation to a home in Laveen, eight miles outside Phoenix. That's where they found the operation's leader, a man who'd already been deported eight times!That man  is 35-year-old...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I’ll Put Released Illegal Aliens in Tent City

    02/28/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-28-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he has a solution for the Federal government's outrageous mass release of illegal aliens: put them in “Tent City”!The thousands of mostly criminal illegals were let go as a political weapon by the Obama Administration against Republicans, supposedly due to automatic spending cuts — known as the sequester. But the illegals were released a full week before the potential cuts were even scheduled to take place, exposing the lie of Janet Napolitano's claims. There is also now a huge national backlash underway as the extent and danger of those...
  • Obama Gives Criminal Illegals A 'Budget Pardon'

    02/27/2013 7:17:28 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Budget: Even before sequestration hits, the administration has been releasing hundreds of illegal aliens scheduled for deportation, jeopardizing public safety in a demagogic attempt to scare us into not cutting spending. 'I'm appalled to learn the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun to release hundreds of illegal aliens from custody, the first of potentially thousands to soon be freed under the guise of federal budget cuts," said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday in response to the release by Immigration and Customs Enforcement of hundreds of "low-risk" illegal aliens from detention. Well, so are we. We are appalled at...