A general question, not necessarily directed at you.
It’s a real issue. It seems like right now, the police in many cities, and the FBI, act mostly in sympathy with rioters until the publicity gets too bad. Any local conservative organization is labeled a militia, and will get the stink-eye of the law.
So, in the case where someone is deputized, does he get the protections usually (but not lately) that go with acting in a law enforcement role, or is he exposed as some sort of vigilante.
I realize you said you didn’t know, but hopefully someone can amplify on the situation. I realize the courts are always something of a crapshoot, but it would be nice to know how its supposed to work.
The Sheriff is elected and following the U.S. Constitution.
“Article IX, Section I of the constitution specifies that sheriffs “shall be elected by the qualified voters of their respective counties for a term of four years and shall have such qualifications, powers and duties as provided by general law.”
They are the most loyal to the U.S. Constitution. The Office of Sheriff is a statutory/constitutional office having exclusive powers and authority under state law and/or state constitution. ...
The Office of Sheriff has inherent common law powers and sovereignty granted under a state’s constitution and/or state law.
The Sheriff can arrest the Governor or any elected or appointed official whom he finds violating the unalienable rights of a People.
Local police and FBI are creations of governments. They follow orders and cannot operate like Sheriffs.
“”So, in the case where someone is deputized, does he get the protections usually (but not lately) that go with acting in a law enforcement role, or is he exposed as some sort of vigilante.””
They’ll have as much protection as anybody else in the department.
So, in the case where someone is deputized,