Skip to comments.VIDEO: Clay County Sheriff Darryl Danielsí message to protesters
Posted on 07/01/2020 3:10:33 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels issued a warning to people who may be thinking of bringing violent protests to the area.
In a video posted on social media, Daniels said the statement is in response to the nationwide conversation about the strained relationship between police and the community.
Is it a threat? Absolutely not, but somebody has to step up in front of the camera and say enough is enough. Tearing up Clay County? Thats not going to be acceptable and if we cant handle you, you know what Ill do? Ill exercise the power and the authority as sheriff and Ill make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county Daniels said.
Action News Jax contacted the sheriffs office to see if there have been reports of violence at civil rights protests in the county. We are waiting to hear back.
Florida's not putting up with thugs burning down our cites...
:: Establish training requirements for use of force, escalation of force, marksmanship, etc. ::
Yep. “A well regulated militia” to coin a phrase.
And, everyday life can suffice for some of the items you mention.
Stay fit and “ready” through physical activity.
Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels:
“Dont fall victim or play victim to this conversation that law enforcement is bad: that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that were sworn to protect and serve. We swore an oath, and in that oath, we swore to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the government, and that were duly qualified under the states constitution to hold office. That means for me as a sheriff and these men and women as deputy sheriffs. And we end that with, So help me God, but God is absent from the medias message or Black Lives Matter or any other group thats making themselves a spectacle disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country.
In Clay County we have a great quality of life. We have a great relationship with our community. But across this nation, not so much.
I wanted to take a stand with these men and women who feel the same way as I do.
Lawlessness, thats unacceptable in this country. Lawlessness, thats unacceptable in Clay County.
And if you come to Clay County and you think for one second, well bend our backs for you, youre sadly mistaken.
I know what happens when lawlessness prevails.
And in this day and time, God is raising up men and women just like the folks standing behind me who will have strong backbones and will stand in the gap between lawlessness and the citizenry were sworn to protect.
So, you can threaten all you want. You can say lets go to Clay County or lets go to some other peaceful county where problems dont exist where relationships are great and not strained and where the people support their sheriff and support the men and women in uniform. And youll have something waiting you dont want.
Yes, well protect your constitutional rights as long as you remain under the umbrellas of peaceful protest or peaceful march.
But the second you step out from up under protection of the Constitution, well be waiting on you and well give you everything you want.
All the publicity all the pain all the glamour and glory for all that five minutes will give you.
Is it a threat? Absolutely not.
But someone has to step up in front of the camera and say enough is enough. Tearing up Clay County, thats not going to be acceptable
If we cant handle you, Ill exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and Ill make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and Ill deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility.
Thats what were sworn to do. Thats what were going to do. Youve been warned.
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