Covid-19 tyranny Intelwars New Mexico Sheriff

Horowitz: NM sheriff issues cease-and-desist order to governor who is trying to close businesses

Every one of the more than 3,000 sheriffs in this country swears an oath to the federal Constitution in addition to the state constitution. One sheriff, Michael Wood of Lincoln County, New Mexico, appears to take that oath very seriously and is therefore willing to directly challenge the governor’s unconstitutional COVID orders. In doing so, he has provided a blueprint for the constitutional sanctuary movement across the country.

American business owners have been receiving cease-and-desist orders across the country. Their crime? Trying to earn a living. Throughout the past nine months, Americans have been made out to be criminals by lawless tyrants in executive offices across cities and states. Some have even gone to jail. Now, Sheriff Michael Wood is turning the tables and putting the governor on notice for the criminal act of violating the most sacred provisions of the supreme law of the land.

Last Wednesday, Sheriff Wood posted a letter on the department’s Facebook page ordering New Mexico Gov. Michele Lujan-Grisham to cease and desist from harassing businesses in Lincoln County. It’s truly shocking how county governments that are in deep red territory have tolerated this fascism for months on end. Well, at just 13 days in office, Wood sent out a letter inquiring about the governor’s orders.

“It has been brought to my attention that under your authority, government officials have been acting under color of law within the confines of Lincoln County, N.M., pursuant to a public health order,” wrote the sheriff. “It has been reported to me that local businesses have been interrupted and business owners have been threatened with unreasonable fines and threats of imprisonment, without having committed any criminal offense.”

He then ordered her to stop these activities until he is consulted and then requested a meeting with her.

Plain and simple. He didn’t get into the specifics, the math, the science. Governors have no power to suspend democracy and shred the Bill of Rights. This should be the message of every sheriff, prosecutor, and county commissioner in the 83% of counties Trump carried and really in all the Republican state legislatures.

It’s time to stop groveling, begging, complaining, or debating. The plain meaning of the Bill of Rights is not up for discussion. Half the states and the overwhelming majority of counties in this country, just based on the voting patterns, should easily serve as sanctuaries for business owners, schoolchildren, and for First Amendment rights now under assault by the federal government and certain governors.

Trump carried Lincoln County by a 36-point margin in November. There are hundreds of counties that are this red or redder, and sheriffs like Wood can serve as beacons of constitutional freedom during this dark time. James Madison, when explaining his theory on a large multi-layered republic in Federalist #10, predicted that having multiple layers of government would ensure that no single faction could spread tyranny everywhere and that inevitably some officials would push back and represent the persecuted minority.

“To refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations,” wrote Madison of the divided power structure in a large country.

Madison continued:

The smaller the society, the fewer probably will be the distinct parties and interests composing it; the fewer the distinct parties and interests, the more frequently will a majority be found of the same party; and the smaller the number of individuals composing a majority, and the smaller the compass within which they are placed, the more easily will they concert and execute their plans of oppression. Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other. Besides other impediments, it may be remarked that, where there is a consciousness of unjust or dishonorable purposes, communication is always checked by distrust in proportion to the number whose concurrence is necessary.

This literally speaks to the time we live in. As the left wants to use COVID and the claim of right-wing terrorism to suspend the entire Bill of Rights, all is not lost just because the left controls the federal government. If conservatives actually pressured and reformed the GOP or created an alternative, they should be able to thwart this tyranny through state legislatures, governors, county executives, sheriffs, local prosecutors, and school boards across a large swath of the land. If tyranny is able to take root in red counties and red states, we have nobody to blame but ourselves.

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LA sheriff calls out LeBron James, asks him to match reward for finding gunman who ambushed deputies

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva called out NBA superstar and Black Lives Matter supporter LeBron James on Monday, challenging the Los Angles Lakers star to match and double the reward for bringing to justice the suspect who ambushed two deputies in Compton over the weekend.

What are the details?

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person seen on surveillance video shooting two deputies sitting in their patrol car on Saturday night. Another $75,000 has been added to the reward from private donors.

During an interview with KABC-AM, Villanueva declared, “This challenge is to LeBron James: I want you to match that and double that reward,” according to Fox News.

“I know you care about law enforcement,” the sheriff continued. “You expressed a very interesting statement about your perspective on race relations and on officer-involved shootings and the impact that it has on the African American community, and I appreciate that. But likewise, we need to appreciate that respect for life goes across all professions.”

Villanueva added, “Let’s see what he does. I’ll be very curious to see what his response is, if any.”

What did LeBron James say?

James has been an outspoken critic of law enforcement in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis in late May after an officer was seen on camera kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.

Following the shooting of Jacob Blake — who became engaged in a scuffle with officers after they sought to apprehend him over allegations of sexual assault in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last month — James tweeted, “And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted. This s**t is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE.”

Later that day, James told reporters, “We are scared as black people in America. Black men, black women, black kids. We are, we are terrified.”

James has thus far been silent over the shooting of the two deputies in Compton, who remain hospitalized because of their injuries.

According to an earlier report from TheBlaze, the sheriff’s department said:

The suspect is described as a black male whose age is estimated to be between 28 and 30. He was wearing dark clothes in the now widely circulated surveillance video. Unfortunately, the low quality of that video makes further description of the suspect virtually impossible at this time.

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Sheriff leaving Democrats after watching ‘idiots’ on ‘left-wing’ stoke ‘civil unrest’ in American cities

An Indiana sheriff announced he’s switching from the Democratic to the Republican Party — and it has everything to do with the “idiots” on the “left-wing” he’s observed stoking “civil unrest” this summer, WEVV-TV reported.

What are the details?

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding noted his political party switch at a press conference Thursday, the station said.

“It’s interesting that we see this glorious flag here,” he said, WEVV reported. “The Democrats want to burn that thing every day.”

Wedding continued, the station said: “That’s part of the reason why I said ‘I can’t tolerate that.’ Burning our flag, the symbol of our country and our freedom, the greatest country in the world.”

The sheriff added that “in the left-wing, you can’t say ‘God.’ They can’t say ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. … It’s ridiculous. And I sit and watch this, I think, ‘How can I even say or be a part of idiots like that,'” WEVV reported

Image source: WEVV-TV video screenshot

“I’m tired of seeing fires set in our streets,” Wedding also said, according to the station. “I’m tired of people defying God, our church, our police, our government, and everything we stand for. You hard-working people, that have worked from the time you’re young to now, you’ve become successful individuals — and they want to get on you for being successful. I don’t believe in that.”

He also brought up the talking point of defunding the police that “left-wing liberals” have been propagating amid protests and rioting since George Floyd died while in police custody in May, WEVV said.

“By not supporting the rule of law, we see chaos like in Chicago, Portland, Seattle,” the sheriff continued, according to the station, “and instead of defunding the police, they should support funding the police during this time of civil unrest.”

Wedding added that the GOP has “a lot of work to do — including winning the presidential election, because if not, we’re in trouble,” WEVV said.

Anything else?

After his announcement, Wedding told WFIE-TV the Democratic Party has lost its way.

“The Democrats represented hard-working individuals,” he added to the station. “People who were just working-class America and they believed in values, family, and that you’ve got to work to achieve. I think we’ve lost that in the Democratic Party. I was one of the people who had nothing growing up, and I’ve worked to achieve. I’m proud of where I was and where I am today.”

What did local Democrats have to say?

The Democratic Party of Vanderburgh County released the following statement to WFIE regarding Wedding’s party switch:

While we are disappointed with Dave Wedding’s decision to leave the Democratic Party, we are more disappointed with the reasoning he provided the community for his choice. We are aware that there are many conversations regarding police reform on a national level. However, Sheriff Wedding knows that the Democratic majorities on the County Commissioners and City Council have been strongly and consistently supportive of local law enforcement. In contrast, he has always pointed out the Republican-controlled Vanderburgh County Council and Indiana State Legislature were responsible for the creation of budgetary restraints that made his job more difficult. His move to the Republican Party after benefiting from years of Democratic support make his political opportunism all the more distasteful. Nevertheless, we as a party look forward to building on last year’s success and welcoming a new wave of fresh leadership this fall and re-electing proven leadership including County Councilman Mike Goebel, State Representative Ryan Hatfield, County Coroner Steve Lockyear, and County Commissioner Ben Shoulders; among many others.

Intelwars Ohio Richard k jones Sheriff Shooting Violence against police Warning

‘You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back’: Sheriff is fed up with cop haters and abusers

With violence against law enforcement on the rise around the country, a sheriff from Ohio issued a stern warning to all those who think they can get away with it in Butler County: “You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back.”

The throw down came from Sheriff Richard K. Jones, and his Wednesday message referred to “lawlessness in the country over the last few months” directed at cops, including “water dumped on police in New York, bricks and frozen water bottles thrown at police as well as officers blinded by lasers in Portland, Oregon.” Jones’ message also noted police were shot at in Chicago as well as in other areas.

“I won’t tolerate it, period,” he added. “You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back. I will not allow my deputies or any law enforcement officer in Butler County to take the abuse I have seen over the past several months. If you come to this county expecting a free pass to harm one of my men or women in uniform, keep in mind [that] nothing in life is free.”

How did folks react?

By all appearances, those who read Jones’ warning on Facebook were solidly behind his sentiments:

  • “Every county in the United States needs more sheriffs like this,” one commenter said.
  • “I live in Butler County. [Sheriff] Jones is for real. He is a good man. DO NOT mess with him or his department,” another commenter warned.
  • “It’s about time someone is not afraid to do their job and hold lawbreakers accountable for their actions,” another commenter said.
  • “Thank you for caring about your citizens, officers, and our constitutional rights!!!!” another observer wrote. “Jones rocks!”
  • “I like the way he thinks,” another commenter said. “Violence in any form against a police officer should not be tolerated, and persons committing harm to a police officer should expect dire consequences. Police officers should be allowed to defend themselves without rebuke.”

No problem speaking his mind

Jones doesn’t seem to have a problem saying what’s on his mind.

After Republican Gov. Mike DeWine made mask-wearing mandatory in July to fight the coronavirus, Jones said he disagreed with the mandate and wouldn’t help enforce it.

“I am not the mask police,” he noted. “That is not my responsibility. That is not my job. People should be able to make that choice themselves.”

He added: “If someone’s sick, I can understand the mask-wearing. But for all of us to have our temperature taken, to have to wear a mask, where’s it going to stop?”

“I am not the mask police” Butler County sheriff refuses to enforce Ohio mask order

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Black Florida sheriff has a message for would-be rioters: I will deputize gun owners if you think you can bring your lawlessness here

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels made it clear this week that he and his officers will not put up anyone who would bring their lawlessness to his Florida community.

In a video YouTube statement posted Tuesday, Daniels, who is black and a Republican, stood with about 20 deputies to declare to civil rights protesters who might consider getting violent that they are not only not welcome in Clay County, but also that he would not hesitate to dole out the pain and use legal gun owners to help keep the peace.

Standing by their oath

Daniels began by letting citizens know that he and his officers are aware of the debate going on nationwide about police reform and sought to reassure them that the men and women in his office will stand by their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and protect the public.

“Look folks, don’t fall victim to subjecting yourself to this conversation that law enforcement is bad, that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that we’re sworn to protect and serve,” Daniels said, noting that it’s an oath that ends with “so help me God.”

“God is absent from the media’s message or Black Lives Matter or any other group out there that’s making themselves a spectacle, disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country,” he continued. “In Clay County, we have a great quality of life, we have a great relationship with our community.”

Lawlessness won’t prevail

He went on to explain how he and his officers view the lawlessness that has spread in many other cities and counties across the U.S.

“Lawlessness — that’s unacceptable in this country. Lawlessness — that’s unacceptable in Clay County,” Daniels said. “If you threaten to come to Clay County and think that for one second we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken.”

“I know what happens when lawlessness prevails,” he continued, adding, “God is raising up men and women, just like the folks you see standing behind me, who will have strong backbones and will stand in the gap between lawlessness and the good citizenry that we’re sworn to protect and serve.”

Gun owners as backup

With that said, he offered a very clear warning to those who would bring riots to Clay County.

“You can threaten all you want,” Daniels said, but promised there would be a response: “You’ll have something waiting on you that you don’t want.”

“Yes, we’ll protect your constitutional rights as long as you remain under the umbrella of peaceful protest or peaceful march, but the second that you out from up under the protection of the Constitution, we’ll be waiting on you,” he warned. “And we’ll give you everything you want — all the publicity, all the pain, all the glamor and glory for all that five minutes will give you.”

Daniels said his speech was not a threat, but rather what people with courage who are tired of the violence need to do: “Somebody has to step up in front of the camera and say, ‘Enough is enough.’ Tearing up Clay County — that’s not going to be acceptable.”

And yes, he did say that he would bring in legal gun owners as back up.

“If we can’t handle you, you know what I’ll do? I will exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I will make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county,” he said. “And I’ll deputize them for this one purpose: to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility. That’s what we’re sworn to do, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

“You’ve been warned,” he concluded.

Sheriff Daniels speaks on who we are as a people

(H/T: New York Daily News)

Beaches closed County fourth of july Intelwars Los Angeles Sheriff

Los Angeles County orders beaches closed for 4th of July — but sheriff says he won’t enforce it

Los Angeles County in California has issued a decree ordering all beaches closed for the Fourth of July holiday weekend citing a spike in COVID-19 cases, but it is unclear who will be enforcing the dictate after the county’s sheriff declared it won’t be his department.

What are the details?

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Monday in a news release that from Friday through July 6 at 5 a.m., all L.A. County beaches would be closed “to prevent dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19” and “for that same reason, the department is prohibiting fireworks displays in the County” over the weekend.

The memo noted that the same day, the county had seen “more than 2,900 new cases of COVID-19, the largest one-day case count since the pandemic began.”

The order prohibits people from not only the beaches, but “piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the beach, and beach access points.”

According to Deadline, defying the order “is punishable by law to include, but not limited to, a $1,000 fine.”

But it is unclear who will be writing citations to any “trespassers.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KTTV-TV reporter Bill Melugin that his department will not be enforcing the county’s order.

The sheriff said in a statement, “We were not consulted on the beach closure, and will only assist our beach cities in closing parking lots and traffic enforcement on PCH. In regards to enforcing the beach closure, we will not be enforcing it because we are ‘Care First, Jail Last.'”

Brian miller cop Intelwars Parkland Reinstated Sheriff

Fired Parkland cop — who hid behind his car during massacre — to be reinstated with full back pay

A former Broward County Sheriff’s sergeant who was terminated for his inaction after responding to the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will return to the force and receive six figures in full back pay, his union has announced.

Sgt. Brian Miller was one of four officers fired last year after an investigation determined they had “neglected their duties” when they responded to the school as a murderer killed 17 students and wounded 17 more. Miller was the first supervisor to arrive at the scene, and he hid behind his vehicle for several minutes.

What are the details?

The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that according to a statement from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association Union, an “arbitrator found that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office violated Miller’s due process rights when Sheriff Gregory Tony terminated him long after state law allowed it.”

The outlet went on to note that “Miller will receive considerable money when reinstated. He was paid more than $137,000 in 2018.”

In reaction to the decision, the general counsel for the sheriff’s office told ABC News it is “exploring all legal options to address this erroneous decision.” They added that “the decision was based upon a technicality that we believe was wrongly decided.”

Survivors and victims’ family members expressed outrage over the decision to reinstate Miller.

Kyle Kashuv, who survived the slaughter that took place in Parkland, wrote on Twitter, “Not only did this Coward not go inside when he heard my classmates being murdered. But he hid behind his car and didn’t radio anyone for 10 full Minutes. All while 2 unarmed school staff ran inside and gave their lives. He did nothing.”

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was murdered in the shooting, tweeted, “This is a slap in the face to everyone in the Parkland community. Sgt. Brian Miller hid behind his car while my daughter and her classmates were murdered. He was a coward then and still remains one to this day! #FixIt”

BSO sergeant fired after MSD shooting gets job back

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Texas sheriff sends SWAT team with guns drawn to arrest armed lockdown protestors

A Texas sheriff sent his department’s SWAT team with guns drawn to break up a rally in support of a bar owner who reopened her business in violation of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) coronavirus lockdown on Monday.

The protestors say they did nothing wrong and argue they were simply practicing their First and Second Amendment Rights, while the sheriff says the demonstrators exhibited “a show of force” in their demonstration. Eight people were arrested—six of them for unlawfully carrying a weapon on a premises licensed to sell alcohol.

What are the details?

Gabrielle Ellison owns Big Daddy Zane’s bar in West Odessa. She announced she would be reopening her doors in violation of the state’s COVID-19 lockdown, because she cannot support her family. She told KPEJ-TV, “The possibility of losing my license—heartbreaking. But they’ve already taken my income.”

Ellison says she even called the Ector County Sheriff’s Department ahead of time to let them know there would be a peaceful protest at the bar when she reopened Monday. Ellison maintains she was told there wouldn’t be any trouble as long people were not seen carrying firearms on the property.

So Ellison made sure the demonstration took place in an area behind the bar, which she says is her private property. It was met with and shut down by force.

Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis sent in his department’s SWAT team with guns drawn. The deputies arrested eight people, including Ellison.

A SWAT team GUNS DRAWN raid peaceful protest at Big Daddy Zane’s West Odessa, Texas

Six of the demonstrators were arrested on felony charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon on a licensed premises, and Sheriff Griffis says more charges could be filed.

The protest was organized by a group called Open Texas, which seeks to provide support and defend the rights of small business owners to reopen and support themselves. Phillip Archibald, who is part of Open Texas, told KWES-TV, “We’re here to inspire the American people to stand up. Every single one of my buddies just got arrested for doing nothing wrong. All of our rifles were slinged.”

During a news conference following the incident, Griffis said he wants the state reopened, too, but his department was simply enforcing the executive order imposed by Gov. Abbott. “If you don’t like what’s going on, run for governor,” the sheriff said. “Give us something to work with here.”

Griffis noted that he had not shut down another protest held at a gym across town where people were also armed, pointing out that the demonstration was not held on a property where alcohol was sold. He said of the rally at Big Daddy Zane’s, “This was not a protest of their Second Amendment rights. It was a show of force to ensure that this lady could violate the governor’s order.”

Ector County Sheriff addressees arrests at local bar