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  • Sheriffs: Obama’s Amnesty Creates ‘Insurgence of Heroin,’ ‘Saloon-Door’ Border Mentality

    12/12/2014 5:40:29 AM PST · by Mariamante · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/14 | Craig Bannister
    Sheriffs from across the nation held came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to warn of the dangers of Pres. Obama’s executive order grant amnesty to an estimated four million illegal aliens. At the press event, hosted by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the sheriffs called on Congress to defund the president’s amnesty edict. Sheriff Chuck Jenkins (Frederick County, Maryland; Maryland Sheriff’s Association) said Obama’s action is attracting transnational gangs: “You ask, why am I here? Because what we see in Frederick County, Maryland, are the same problems that the border county sheriffs see. We see human trafficking, we see an insurgence of...
  • Sheriffs against amnesty to march on Washington

    11/20/2014 4:52:18 AM PST · by iontheball · 35 replies
    WND ^ | November 19, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Gheen, of ALIPAC, said he had a suggestion that he wishes the sheriffs would consider when they pay a visit to the nation’s capital next month. “If the sheriffs are heading to Washington, how about suggesting the sheriffs take some of their best men to D.C. and they use their power and ability to arrest the president of the United States?” Gheen said. “I think if the sheriffs are going to Washington on Dec. 10 and the president continues to violate the Constitution of the United States, that they should consider arresting the president of the United States. What if...
  • Sheriffs across the country plan mass protest in DC over lame duck president’s amnesty plan

    11/10/2014 11:37:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Now, I’m not saying that anyone in the White House is going to listen to anybody else in terms of the Executive Amnesty Plan of 2014. But, theoretically, if they were going to listen to somebody on this subject, you’d think it might be the folks who are tasked with enforcing many of the related laws on a day to day basis. And on the off chance that somebody might actually be listening, there’s a sizable group of sheriffs who would like a word with the President next month. Sheriffs across the country are planning a massive gathering in...
  • Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men

    04/18/2014 6:26:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 92 replies
    DC clothesline ^ | Apr 18, 2014
    Sheriff Mack: federal snipers at Bundy ranch are mercenaries, hit men Posted on April 18, 2014 by Dr. Eowyn BLM-snipers-outside-of-Bundy-Ranch In an interview with TPN’s Dylan Scott Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Richard Mack, former Arizona county sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), said: “One of our CSPOA members who was there earlier and got there before I did was phoning me and telling me that they were going to be killed. The federal snipers, several of them — I don’t know if you know this — but they were paid mercenaries. They’re contractors. They’re...
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/21/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Wnd.com ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | by Jack Minor
    WND EXCLUSIVE The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police 'I can nullify any kind of unconstitutional law forced upon the people' The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other groups is nowhere near the threat we face from officials in our own country who are working at taking away our liberties,” Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher...
  • Florida Islamist Threatened to Blow Up Tampa Bay Bridge & Sheriff’s Office (Video)

    03/15/2014 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 14,2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up Tampa Bay bridges or the sheriff’s office. The defense is arguing that Sami suffers from mental illness. The Tampa Tribune reportedL Sami Osmakac toyed with the idea of blowing up the bridges crossing Tampa Bay or detonating bombs at the sheriff’s office and police departments before settling on a plan to plant explosives in Tampa’s Hyde Park party district and then spraying first responders with automatic gunfire, according to recently released court documents. The planned January 2012 attack, Osmakac said in a “martyrdom video,” would be “payback for Sheikh Osama Bin...
  • Colorado Sheriffs Stand Strong in Defense of Second Amendment

    09/03/2013 6:44:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 31 August 2013 | Joe Wolverton
    The right to keep and bear arms may have been stolen by the Colorado state legislature, but a posse of local lawmen is riding to the rescue. ... Elected sheriffs, as the top law enforcement officers within their counties, work for the citizens and taxpayers in their jurisdictions, not the federal government. Even the Supreme Court ruled that sheriffs cannot be compelled to follow federal dictates or mandates in a landmark case on gun control. Now, with Obama pushing hard for new restrictions on gun rights — finding strong support from some anti-Second Amendment Democrats in Congress and much of...
  • Why Are NC Sheriffs Working to Stop Pro-Gun Bill?

    06/28/2013 6:32:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    armedlutheran.us ^ | 27 June, 2013 | NA
    Bucking the liberal, knee-jerk trend to restrict the rights of gun owners in other states, the North Carolina General Assembly is on the verge of passing an omnibus Concealed Carry bill (HB937) that only gets better as lawmakers work on it. Unfortunately, the North Carolina Sheriffs Association (NCSA) opposes the bill because of a single provision: the repeal of our pistol purchase permit system.The pistol purchase permit system is a hold-over from the Jim Crow era. The idea of emancipated blacks arming themselves against the white majority was scary to many in power. Southern Democrats and their segregationist allies could...
  • Police Open Fire on a Car Sitting at Crowded DWI Checkpoint

    06/17/2013 9:05:25 PM PDT · by Altariel · 30 replies
    Daily Paul.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Robhino
    *VIDEO* Police open fire on a car sitting at crowded DWI checkpointBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A couple celebrating Father’s Day with their baby found themselves in the middle of a shootout at a DWI checkpoint when officers unloaded on a car sitting in heavy traffic. The couple, Jared and Rose Cleerdin were hoping it wouldn’t be their last Father’s Day together as the officers fired dozens of rounds in the direction of on-coming traffic. Jared Cleerden believes the officers acted way beyond what was necessary for public safety saying, ”Every cop turned around and started unloading like super...
  • Let’s Destroy The “Cops Want Gun Control” Myth Once And For All – Part 1

    06/11/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Bang Switch ^ | 6-10-2013 | Matt
    Chiefs of Police Completely Misrepresent Law Enforcement As the gun control “discussion” continues, the liberal politicians resort to their age old tactic when discussing “public safety” matters, which in this case includes limiting our constitutional rights. The specific tactic which I am referring to here is their trotting out a series of Police Chiefs to tell the American people what Law Enforcement thinks. While this tactic may play well with their liberal, gun-grabbing constituency and the average low information voter, it breeds distrust of the cops in those on the opposite side of the subject. The purpose of this article...
  • Sheriff Arrested in Florida Defending the Second Amendment

    06/08/2013 6:26:55 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Minutemen News ^ | June 7, 2013 | Sara Noble
    A number of Sheriffs around the country have pledged to abide by the Second Amendment and not enforce laws that they believe violate the Constitution. Sixty-seven sheriffs in Florida signed one of those pledges declaring that they would uphold the Second Amendment and protect people’s’ right to keep and bear arms. One of those signatories, Sheriff Nicholas Finch, was arrested by Governor Rick Scott in Florida for actions he took in a case in early March in which Finch made his stand for the Second Amendment. Carl Causey has been appointed to replace him by Governor Scott until July when...
  • El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa calls state Sen. John Morse a ‘criminal’(Colo. anti-gunner)

    05/30/2013 10:53:50 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    Gazette ^ | May 29, 2013, 6:59 pm | Daniel Chacon
    El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa referred to state Sen. John Morse as a “criminal” during a fundraiser Tuesday in support of a lawsuit against new gun restrictions. The comment, which drew thunderous applause and a standing ovation from the crowd of about 815, came after Maketa said he and the 54 other sheriffs who filed the lawsuit have been met with “typical rhetoric” despite being open and transparent. “Here’s the most recent one I heard from a senator that comes from this county that I won’t even give him the honor of mentioning his name: ‘There are a very...
  • Survey: Nearly 90% of MO Sheriffs Support Specially Designated Armed Personnel in Schools

    05/29/2013 12:54:51 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 10 replies
    The Missouri Torch ^ | 5/29/13 | Duane Lester
    I spent Thursday, Friday and Monday mornings calling every county sheriff's office in Missouri. Those guys are hard to track down.  Many of them are working sheriffs and catching them in the office is rare. Out of the 114, I was able to speak with forty-five, which is nearly 40 percent, a fairly good sample. I asked each of them the same three questions: Do you support authorizing specially designated people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds?Do you agree with the age requirement for a concealed carry permit being lowered to 19?Do you support the effort to make the...
  • Colorado Sheriffs file Second Amendment lawsuit against anti-gun bills

    05/19/2013 7:57:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 18 April, 2013 | David Kopel
    On Friday, May 17, fifty-four Colorado Sheriffs filed a civil rights lawsuit in Federal District Court in Denver, against two anti-gun bills passed by the Colorado legislature in March. Joining the Sheriffs as Plaintiffs are the Colorado Farm Bureau, disabled persons, Outdoor Buddies (an organization that helps disabled persons participate in outdoor sports), the Colorado Outfitters Association (the trade association for hunting guides), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (the trade association for the firearms industry), magazine manufacturer Magpul, federally-licensed firearms dealers, the state’s largest shooting range, the Colorado State Shooting Association (governing body for the shooting sports in Colorado), and...
  • Sheriff's plan to urge people to report suspicious behavior unleashes storm of criticism

    05/18/2013 7:06:20 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 78 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 17, 2013 | Ben Wolford
    A program in Palm Beach County intended to encourage residents to report suspicious behavior is attracting resistance from around the state. Under the proposed "Violence Prevention Program," anyone who sees a potentially dangerous situation — a schizophrenic person with weapons, a war veteran making threats to passersby — could call a 24-hour hotline. Legitimate-sounding calls would trigger a visit by specially trained deputies in plain clothes or by mental health professionals. The Palm Beach County Sheriff says violence prevention unit could thwart would-be killers like the recent mass shooters in Connecticut and Colorado. The program will cost $3.2 million in...
  • Commissioner: Now is the time for citizens to demand active resistance by their local officials.

    04/03/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 3, 2013 | Michael Peroutka
    The purpose of our government is to protect us from lawlessness, but history tells us that governments themselves can become lawless. When this happens we need local officials with wisdom and courage to impose on our behalf. That is why I am pleased to know Carroll County Commissioner Richard Rothschild, who is an elected official willing to stand and do his duty. I am asking you to give your attention and your support to Commissioner Rothschild. – Michael PeroutkaAcross Maryland, people are scared. They fear their government has become perverted and our Constitution is being shredded.People ask, “Why do they...
  • GROWING LIST OF SHERIFFS, ASSOCIATIONS AND POLICE CHIEFS SAYING ‘NO’ TO OBAMA GUN CONTROL

    03/28/2013 4:55:15 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 19 replies
    UPDATE: We’ve been contacted by police chiefs and other groups or individuals who want to be counted among the valiant as well! Look for their list after the sheriffs. The following sheriffs, state sheriff’s associations, and police chiefs have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unconstitutional gun control measures. We applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. The remarkable thing about what these brave men and women are doing is that nobody told them to do it. Neither the CSPOA nor any other organization that we are aware of contacted sheriffs across the nation and...
  • Colorado sheriff says lawmakers holding up pay raises over gun stance

    03/27/2013 5:55:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar 26, 2013 | Maxim Lott
    Colorado sheriff says lawmakers holding up pay raises over gun stance By Maxim Lott Published March 26, 2013 | FoxNews.com One of a handful of Colorado sheriffs who oppose several gun control bills working their way through the state legislature claims lawmakers are threatening the salaries of sheriffs to punish them for their position. The clash comes as pro-gun control elected leaders seek tighter restrictions on firearms in the wake of the Aurora movie massacre last summer and the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, while saying he would be obliged to enforce...
  • CO Sheriff Speaks Out Against Democrats' Threats [Cut pay for constitutional sheriffs]

    03/17/2013 7:55:52 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 12 replies
    YouTube of KVOR-AM ^ | 3/9/13 | Sheriff Terry Maketa
    In that email, it said, "The Senate majority leadership (the Dems)are very upset with your testimony and opposition on the gun bills", and they are stating that basically we should reconsider our positions to gain a more favorable light for salary support from the Dems...
  • More scrutiny, less conflict of interest

    02/21/2013 6:02:19 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 2 replies
    Each year, law enforcement agencies across Georgia seize millions of dollars in cash and property from individuals who have never even been charged, much less convicted of a crime. They keep it for their own use, and there’s little oversight of how they use it. That needs to change. Ideally, law enforcement should not be able to seize any cash or property from anyone who hasn’t been convicted of a crime, and they should have to go to court to prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the property they want was connected to the crime that person...
  • Will Our Rights Be Preserved by Our Sheriffs?

    01/29/2013 5:44:18 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/29/2013 | Russ Vaughn
    The Land of Enchantment is a physically beautiful land indeed, yet one with the misfortune to be so traditionally misgoverned by our liberal Democrat majority as to be relegated too frequently to the very lowest rankings of the states when it comes to poverty, education, health, etc. Once in a while, however, we do find something besides our majestic landscapes to be proud of. A statement just issued by the New Mexico Sheriffs' Association and signed by 29 of 33 county sheriffs, declaring that their oaths of office don't require them to enforce federal laws they consider unconstitutional, provides New...
  • Arizona sheriffs say NO to executive orders and laws on gun control

    01/27/2013 10:33:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 26 January, 2013 | Jake Jones
    As the war on gun ownership widens, two more sheriffs have said that they will not enforce any law, or executive order that they deem unconstitutional. It was reported by Infowars yesterday, Jan. 25, 2013 that Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu who was recently re-elected to that office by his constituents told the president that he will not obey any law created by a presidential “executive order.” He did this in a letter to the president, in which he told President Obama that, “The most important office in our republic is that of a private citizen. You are not...
  • Gun Owners Refuse to Register Under New York Law

    01/26/2013 8:06:51 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 199 replies
    New American ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Alex Newman
    After Democrats in New York rammed a sweeping assault on the right to keep and bear arms through the legislature that failed to exempt police officers from the draconian restrictions, gun owners and even some lawmakers are planning what has been dubbed potentially the largest act of civil disobedience in state history. According to news reports, gun rights activists are urging everyone to defy far-left Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new registration mandate while daring authorities to “come and take it.” Analysts say the legislation, passed in a frenzy last week in the wake of the Newtown shooting, represents the most brazen...
  • List of Sheriffs Saying ‘NO’ to Obama Gun Control

    01/21/2013 1:52:09 PM PST · by AuntB · 34 replies
    CSPOA ^ | Jan. 21, 2013 | CSPOA
    Sheriffs have risen up all over our great nation to stand up against the unconstitutional gun control measures being taken. The following is a list of sheriffs and state sheriff’s associations from all over our great nation who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution against Obama’s unlawful gun control measures. I applaud these public servants for their courage and conviction. I would encourage other Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers to add their voices to the growing numbers of faithful protectors of our freedom. List of State Sheriff’s Associations 1. Utah Sheriff’s Association List of County Sheriffs 1. Sheriff...
  • More Oregon sheriffs say they won't enforce new gun laws

    01/17/2013 7:30:06 AM PST · by thirst4truth · 33 replies
    KATU.com ^ | Jan 16, 2013 | AP
    <p>PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — More Oregon sheriffs are joining the chorus saying they would refuse to enforce any new federal gun law they believe are unconstitutional.</p> <p>Crook County Sheriff Jim Hensley said Tuesday he sent the same letter to Vice President Joe Biden that was sent Monday by Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller.</p>
  • Agenda 21 - What Is It? Apparently is is a plan to reduce the population

    06/22/2011 12:44:33 PM PDT · by TEXOKIE · 658 replies
    Vanity | Various
    Several people have become interested in a quite controversial topic called "AGENDA 21." They have requested being on a ping list for this topic. While I do not have time to do a thorough treatment of this subject, nor am I in any way an expert, I am willing at least for a time,to ping people as I run across articles which might pertain to this concern. It might be good to start with an examination of just what it is or might be. To kick this discussion and exploration off,I did a Google search (just for fun) on "Agenda...
  • Sheriffs discuss challenges they believe rural communities face

    11/01/2011 9:45:13 PM PDT · by marsh2 · 17 replies
    Siskiyou Daily News ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | John Bowman
    Yreka, Calif. — About 700 people attended a meeting at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds on Saturday sponsored by the activism group Defend Rural America, founded by Idaho native Kirk MacKenzie. The meeting consisted of a film, a fundraising auction and discussions with a panel of eight sheriffs from Northern California and Southern Oregon. A charter bus brought more than 40 people from the Bay Area and around 250 people from other areas outside of Siskiyou County, according to Liz Bowen of Scott Valley Protect Our Waters (POW), who co-organized the event. More than 10 political action groups were in attendance,...
  • Arizona sheriffs blast gun-smuggling operation

    10/07/2011 1:44:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2011 | Amanda Lee Myers
    PHOENIX (AP) — Ten Arizona sheriffs slammed the Obama administration on Friday over a botched federal operation that allowed more than 2,000 high-powered rifles to make their way to Mexico, calling for the president to launch an independent investigation and for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down or be fired.
  • Sheriffs ditch Gov., get tough on immigrants (MA, Deval)

    09/25/2011 5:09:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/25/11 | John Zaremba
    Three defiant Bay State sheriffs hell-bent on tougher immigration enforcement have taken an end run around Gov. Deval Patrick, traveling to Washington, D.C., to hammer out their own version of the Secure Communities program in a stinging rejection of the administration’s stand on illegals. “The governor is out of touch on this issue, and he really and truly does not represent the interest of the people of Massachusetts on this issue,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said. “We’re basically saying to the governor, ‘Look. You’re entitled to your position.’ But the governor doesn’t elect us. We represent the people of...
  • Report details misconduct by L.A. County sheriff's deputies

    08/05/2011 9:48:10 AM PDT · by Smogger · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | Robert Faturechi
    -snip- In the incident at the fast-food restaurant, a deputy in a McDonald's heard his car alarm go off and went outside to find that the vehicle had been hit. He and the other driver agreed to exchange information, but the other driver didn't want to alert police, prompting the deputy to pull his gun out and tell the driver he was a cop. The other driver, surprised by the statement, got back in his car and drove off. As the car pulled away, the deputy fired several rounds at it. The man wasn't struck, but his car was. -snip-...
  • Texas sheriffs watching immigration bills closely

    01/06/2011 11:12:47 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press
    AUSTIN — Illegal immigration isn't on the short list of issues Texas sheriffs gave this year's Legislature, but it could end up becoming a new priority for them. Texas has 254 sheriffs, and while opinions vary about whether illegal immigration should be their problem, some Republicans are pushing measures that won't give them a choice. More than a dozen bills targeting illegal immigration await the Legislature when it convenes Tuesday, when the GOP will enter with a historic conservative supermajority in the House. One bill would require police to ask drivers without identification if they're in the country legally. Another...
  • McCain will remove sheriff's name from ad (MCFRAUD ALERT)

    07/19/2010 5:19:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Senator John McCain's camp is apologizing to Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada for an ad running featuring Estrada's name. Sheriff Estrada has come out saying he does not support the senator. McCain's ad features several Arizona sheriff's taking his side. Towards the middle of the ad you see Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada's name scroll along the bottom. "I thought it was a mistake. They shouldn't have had that name in there and I did talk to some of the aids for senator McCain and I set the record straight on that I am not...
  • McCain Is Two Years Too Late

    07/16/2010 6:39:36 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 19 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/16/10 | CaroleL
    In a new campaign ad released today, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) takes on the far-left agenda of President Barack Obama and stands firmly with the majority of Americans who support Arizona's new immigration law and are strongly opposed to the administration's lawsuit against it. The only problem is Senator McCain waited until Mr. Obama already had the power of the presidency to take a stand and say what needed to be said all along.
  • Franklin County deputies accused of tampering with inmate's food (Columbus...Genital Alert)

    03/24/2009 10:25:13 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 14 replies · 3,501+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | March 24, 2009 | Maureen Kocot
    Franklin County deputies accused of tampering with inmate's food Tuesday, March 24, 2009 7:40 AM THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Two deputies assigned to the Downtown Franklin County jail are being investigated after being accused of tampering with an inmate's food. According to sources at the jail, the deputies fed a sandwich to an inmate after having another inmate touch the sandwich with his penis. Sources also said that the deputies used a cell phone to take pictures of the incident. The Franklin County sheriff's office confirmed that the deputies are being investigated and have been reassigned to the control center, where...
  • Illegal Immigration Is Hot Issue In Some County Sheriff Races

    07/26/2008 3:25:38 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 3 replies · 114+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 07/26/08 | Devona Walker
    Illegal immigration is hot issue in some county sheriff racesBy Devona Walker Staff Writer Before House Bill 1804 went into effect in November, Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz was vigilant in enforcing federal immigration law. Since then, he has had more than 30 deputies trained in enforcing federal immigration law, he has helped deport more than a 1,000 illegal immigrants from Tulsa County, he boasts of a 7 percent decline in jail population, and he's enjoyed growing popularity among a vocal element of residents. In this election year, Glanz is unopposed. "I do think immigration has been a part of...
  • Sheriff's wife, deputy among 4 dead in shooting outside sheriff's house in Florida

    01/30/2007 11:44:47 PM PST · by varina davis · 66 replies · 8,977+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 31, 2007 | ap
    Sheriff's wife, deputy among 4 dead in shooting outside sheriff's house in Florida By MELISSA NELSON (Associated Press Writer) From Associated Press January 31, 2007 1:53 AM EST MARIANNA, Fla. - The wife of a rural sheriff, a deputy and two suspects were killed Tuesday evening in shootings outside the sheriff's home. The violence began when Mellie McDaniel, wife of the Jackson County Sheriff, arrived home, State Attorney Steve Meadows said. After pulling into her driveway, the two suspects shot and killed the sheriff's wife, authorities said. A deputy responding to McDaniel's call was shot and killed moments later. Deputies...
  • Getting your gun back will cost you (Sheriff charging for guns' return)

    12/08/2005 7:45:48 AM PST · by Smogger · 21 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 12/7/2005 | Ben Baeder
    To the dismay of gun owners, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is now charging $54 to return firearms seized during arrests or searches - even if the gun was legally owned and not used in a crime. The Los Angeles County Supervisors recently approved the fee, which they say would help recover $27,000 the county spends each year storing guns. People recovering stolen firearms, however, would not have to pay, according to county officials. Sam Paredes, executive director of the Gun Owners of California, said Los Angeles County was "taking full advantage of state law in order to screw...
  • Cochise County sheriff’s son with Stryker unit training, working in New Mexico

    11/20/2005 12:12:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 697+ views
    COLUMBUS, N.M. — For Capt. Brendon Dever, the landscape he reviewed from a knoll was almost like home. Born and raised in Arizona, Dever was recently in New Mexico taking part in Operation Western Vigil, a mission supporting the U.S. Border Patrol in locating illegal activities crossing the international boundary. The soldiers are not authorized to apprehend any illegal immigrants or drug smugglers, but they do provide information of where those engaged in illegal activities are located. “We are the gathers of intelligence,” Dever said. Dever is the S-2, the intelligence officer, for C Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment...
  • U.S. Court Again Rejects Schiavo Appeal

    03/30/2005 4:57:06 PM PST · by STARWISE · 39 replies · 784+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3-30-05 | MITCH STACY, Associated Press Writer
    Another day of raised spirits and dashed hopes and dejection. Terri still lives and fights to live ..her spirit is awesome, and so is the unwavering love, devotion and faith of her wonderful family. Though weary and anguished, they fight on. As requested by the Schindlers, Jesse Jackson was once again at the hospice, providing comfort to them. U.S. Court Again Rejects Schiavo Appeal PINELLAS PARK, Fla. - A federal appeals court raised a flicker of hope for the parents of Terri Schiavo, but snuffed it out Wednesday by firmly and resoundingly declining to intervene in the grueling legal battle....
  • US sheriffs visit Israel

    09/08/2004 5:28:23 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 8, 2004
    Forty United States sheriffs have arrived in Israel for courses aimed at improving US deployment against terror. Delegates are scheduled to meet explosives and intelligence experts from the police, the Shin Bet and other security forces, as well as learning about the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Michael Brown – the chairman of the US Sheriff's union, which boasts 28,000 sheriffs nation-wide – said that the US attitude changed completely following the September 11 attacks, with the term "policing" being replaced by "internal security".
  • Guard Soldiers Learn Military Police Skills

    03/01/2004 5:58:04 PM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | March 1, 2004 | By Master Sgt. Bob Haskell, USA
    Spc. Michael Speed is about to become one of the new sheriffs in town. So are Spcs. David Dillivan and Billy McCormick. So are nearly 200 more Army National Guard artillery soldiers from Tennessee who, this month, will join active Army military police forces a long way from their homes. Those citizen-soldiers from Tennessee's 2nd Battalion, 115th Field Artillery, have been reclassified as military police officers after four weeks of nonstop training here because, for the time being, the Army needs a lot more MPs than it needs artillery troops to help wage the global war against terrorism. That's why...
  • Louisiana Sheriffs, Clerks of Court to Receive Raises in Time of Sparse State Funds

    05/19/2003 5:30:37 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 164+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 05-19-03 | Hasten, Mike
    <p>BATON ROUGE - Most Louisiana sheriffs and all clerks of court are in line for pay raises this legislative session even though lawmakers have blocked pay raises for statewide elected officials.</p> <p>The difference is sheriffs and clerks are paid with self-generated local funds, not state money.</p>