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  • Michigan sheriff claims stay-at-home order is like placing residents under arrest (Grand Rapids protest)

    05/19/2020 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/19/20 | Justin Wise
    A Michigan sheriff compared the governor's stay-at-home order to a mass arrest of the state's residents while speaking at a rally this week opposing the coronavirus restrictions. Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf told the gathering in Grand Rapids, Mich., that by definition the governor's measure was placing people of the state under arrest, according to “What’s the definition of an arrest? It’s basically taking away your free will, your right to move about,” Leaf said, adding that "an unlawful arrest is when you do it unlawfully." "So when you are ordered to your home, are you under arrest? Yeah,...
  • More Sheriffs Plan to Stand Down and Allow Indoor Religious Services [North Carolina]

    05/15/2020 6:05:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies ^ | 5/15/20 | Matthew Burns, Sr
    Smithfield, N.C. — Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said his deputies won't "interfere or prevent churchgoers to peaceably assemble and exercise their constitutional right to freely worship." The North Carolina Sheriff's Association along with many other sheriffs departments are siding with those who want indoor services. Father Peter of Saint Ann Catholic Church said, "People are stressed and they need the churches. They need this encouragement." The state plan to resume business and social activities during the pandemic suggests that churches hold outdoor worship services or limit services to 10 people at an indoor service for now, but law enforcement...
  • Virginia's Democrat Gov Begs for Help Enforcing Lockdown - Sheriff Refuses

    05/15/2020 1:25:06 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 25 replies
    NN ^ | 05-15-20 | Jack Murphy
    Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam, is begging for help to execute his draconian lockdown order in the state, but a patriotic sheriff is refusing to enforce the measures.Culpepper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins has rejected Gov. Northam's request for help enforcing his mandatory lockdown on certain businesses in the northern part of the state.
  • Michigan Sheriff Delivers Whitmer Another Blow “I Won’t Enforce Stay Home Orders”

    05/13/2020 10:57:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Waynee Dupree ^ | May 13, 2020 | Missy Krane
    Governor Whitmer is losing her tyrannical death-grip on the state of Michigan Is Governor Whitmer’s reign of terror coming to an end? It seems that way. She failed to stop a 77-year-old barber from opening up his shop in a bid to save his livelihood and family. The county sheriff announced that he would not use his manpower to shut down the business. Later, a judge also ruled in the barber’s favor. Now, that very same sheriff has just announced that he will not enforce Whitmer’s “lockdown orders” that have been extended until the end of May. From The Hill:...
  • VIDEO: Livingston County Sheriff explains why he won't enforce Executive Orders

    05/12/2020 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 1 replies
    NBC 25 News ^ | 5-12-2020 | Newsroom
    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. - Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy has posted a video discussing why he will not enforce the Executive Orders put in place by the Governor and the Civil Liability associated with them.
  • Snohomish County sheriff faces potential recall for defying Washington's stay-home order

    05/10/2020 3:40:18 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 53 replies
    King5 ^ | 05/10/2020 | King 5
    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney could lose his position, after a resident filed for his recall following his announcement that he would not enforce Gov. Jay Inslee's stay at home order. "I think that an elected law enforcement official is to enforce the law," said petitioner Lori Shavlik of Bothell. "They don't get to decide if the law is correct or not." n order to place a recall on the ballot, petitioners must collect 35% of the total number of votes cast for all Snohomish County sheriff candidates.
  • California sheriff refuses to enforce state's coronavirus stay-at-home orders: 'Doesn't make sense anymore'

    05/08/2020 9:31:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2020 | Julia Musto
    Riverside County, Calif. Sheriff Chad Bianco said Friday that he refuses to make criminals out of law-abiding business owners exercising their constitutional rights and providing for their families. A video of Bianco pleading his case before his county's Board of Supervisors, stating he would not enforce local coronavirus lockdown protocol, went viral on Tuesday. Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Steve Doocy, Bianco explained that the "situation" in Riverside County under state orders is "nothing like they told us it was going to be in the beginning."
  • Florida sheriff says he didn’t need to disclose fatally shooting drug dealer when he was 14

    05/05/2020 5:22:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | May 4, 2020,
    The Florida sheriff appointed by the governor after the 2018 Parkland high school massacre is defending himself over allegations that he should have disclosed he fatally shot another teenager when he was 14 in Philadelphia. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony told reporters over the weekend that he didn't see the need to disclose the 1993 killing to Gov. Ron DeSantis or on other applications during his law enforcement career because he was a juvenile and he was cleared because it was self-defense. The shooting came to light Saturday in an article published by the Florida Bulldog website and further roiled...
  • Sheriffs refuse to enforce governor's stringent stay-home orders 'Each of us took an oath to uphold and defend' the Constitution

    04/17/2020 7:37:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 4/16/2020 | WND staff
    After a massive citizen protest at the state capitol, several Michigan sheriffs announced they will not enforce some of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive shelter-in-place orders, arguing they are bound by the Constitution. Sheriffs Mike Borkovich, Ted Schendel, Ken Falk and Kim Cole promised to continue abiding by social distancing guidelines but contend Whitmer "has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan citizens." "While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority," said the sheriff of Michigan's 101st state House district, comprise of...
  • Sheriff Villanueva Backs off Closure Order for Gun Stores, Again

    04/04/2020 6:00:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 April, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    LA Sheriff Villanueva's official statement posted on Twitter 26 March, 2020. The Sheriff of Los Angeles County in California, Alex Villanueva, has backed away from his emergency order closing gun stores. This is the second time he has done so. This time he gives the Trump Administration the credit for opening the stores. From He said the move was prompted by memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday that designated workers supporting the firearms and ammunition industry to be “essential infrastructure” workers.“Based on further input from the federal government, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department...
  • California sheriff reverses order closing gun stores

    03/31/2020 1:39:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30 2020 | David Aaro
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced he will no longer order that gun stores be temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic. For the second time, he said that gun stores could reopen after ordering them to close twice since last Tuesday. He had previously deemed them “nonessential," saying that panic buying produced long lines and could be a safety hazard for the public. Villanueva said the most recent decision stems from an Advisory Memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday that said workers supporting the firearms and ammunition industry were "included in the list of...
  • Wake County Sheriff Suspends Pistol, Concealed-Carry Permit Applications As Demand Surges

    03/25/2020 1:55:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    News and Observer ^ | 03/25/20 | Ashad Hajela
    The Wake County Sheriff’s Office will suspend pistol and concealed-carry permit applications until April 30 as demand surges amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sheriff Gerald Baker announced Tuesday. Applications that have already been submitted will continue to be processed, Baker said during a press briefing. Pistol permit applications last week averaged 290 per day, or more than three times the roughly 90 applications per day during the same time period a year ago, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Baker said his office needs time to manage the backlog.
  • Sheriff Sells Out Public, Says 'Buying Guns Is a Bad Idea' and Doesn't Mix with People Staying Home

    03/20/2020 5:18:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 3/20/2020 | Christine Favocci
    Society is on lock-down and on the brink of being under martial law, and citizens are beginning to panic over scarcity as grocery store shelves remain empty. Meanwhile, the sheriff in town is releasing criminals and reducing arrests, all while telling citizens not to do anything to protect themselves. If this sounds like the plot of a “Joker” reboot, you’ll be shocked to learn that it’s literally the strategy of Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
  • An aide to Philly’s new sheriff says he questioned ‘slush fund’ spending - and she fired him

    03/04/2020 5:44:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Inquirer ^ | 3/03/20 | Chris Brennan
    A top aide to new Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal said he was fired and escorted out of the office by armed deputies after raising concerns about controversial spending practices that have dogged the agency for years. Brett Mandel, who lasted just five weeks as Bilal’s chief financial officer, said her first order of business was to continue spending with little budgetary planning or oversight. She spent out of a multimillion-dollar fund of money from fees collected by the office for sheriff’s sales, serving writs, and other duties, Mandel said, describing it as a “slush fund.” Mandel said that he was...
  • Judge denies extreme risk protection order filed by inmate against Weld County sheriff (CO)

    02/28/2020 9:15:30 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 6 replies
    KDVR ^ | Feb 28, 2020 | Eric Ruble
    GREELEY, Colo. (KDVR) — A judge denied an extreme risk protection order that was filed against Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams. The petition was filed by Leo Crespin, who is currently being held in the Weld County Jail for a number of drug-related felony charges. Under Colorado’s new “red flag” law, any citizen can file to have someone’s firearms removed if they are believed to be a danger to anyone, including themselves. A judge will decide if someone initially meets the criteria to have his or her guns taken away. This first hearing will be conducted ex parte, without the...
  • MD Sheriff

    02/26/2020 6:59:00 PM PST · by conservativesister · 13 replies
    Just got a call from a LLEO that MD Frederick Co Sheriff Chuck Jenkins will be on Laura Ingraham at 10 EST.
  • Harry Zamora for sheriff

    02/25/2020 3:36:44 PM PST · by willyd · 4 replies ^ | 02\23\2020 | will dangerfield
    In order to make a difference you must get out and vote by March 3rd
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks at the National Sheriffs’ Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference (re defeating "sanctuary city" protections given to illegals)

    02/10/2020 3:53:26 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | February 10, 2020 | Attorney General WIlliam Barr
    Washington, DC  ~  Monday, February 10, 2020 Remarks as Prepared for DeliveryThank you, Sheriff Hall, for that kind introduction.  And thank you to the National Sheriffs’ Association for inviting me to your conference.  We are grateful for the work that you all do every single day to keep our communities safe.The highest priority of the Department of Justice — and I know it is your highest priority as well — is the safety of the American people.  That is our charge, and we are fully committed to meeting it. The very first duty of government is to protect the safety...
  • How Virginia Sheriffs Can Enforce Their Second Amendment Sanctuaries

    01/11/2020 6:08:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Virginia Second Amendment Sanctuaries in Green, 8 January, 2020 Image from, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The situation in Virginia is heating up. In a combination of gerrymandering mandated by the Federal courts, millions of dollars spent on a few local races by billionaires who hate the idea of an armed population, targeted advertising, organization by sympathizers of the Chinese communists, and apathy by the rest of Virginia voters, the Democrats have taken control of the Governorship and both the General assembly and the Virginia Senate, by rather slim margins. These are not yesterday's Democrats. These Democrats...
  • Sheriff: California deputy on leave after violently removing carjacking victim from vehicle; man later died

    12/23/2019 7:16:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    fox6now ^ | 12/23/2019
    Believing they had stopped a stolen car after a miles-long pursuit, two California sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest a carjacking victim... Body camera video from the November incident begins mid-chase, during which authorities said David Ward, 52, twice stopped for deputies only to flee again. Speeds at one point reached 73 mph before a deputy, trailed by two officers from the Sebastopol Police Department, stopped Ward at a dead-end in Bloomfield, about a 30-minute drive southwest of Santa Rosa. Deputies Charlie Blount and Jason Little, veterans with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, tried to extract Ward from the car, but...