Posted By: Susoni
Date: Sunday, 8-Apr-2012

No rest for the wicked or weary. The PTW are moving against sheriffs
because the Sheriffs are calling them upon the constitutionality of
saying the FED can mandate the Local Sheriff. NOT SO!
Support Your Local Sheriff and if he is crooked.. Get rid of him and elect in a good one!

Sheriff Jeff Christopher of Sussex County, Delaware, when he was elected
to the office in 2010, thought he was handpicked by the people to
represent them as the highest-ranking law officer in the county.
Instead, he has found himself in the middle of a fight for the future of
American law enforcement as a result of a nationwide effort to abolish
the sheriff’s office altogether.

It is one more example of federal and state governments ignoring the
will of the people as well state laws. In the case of Delaware, the
state’s own constitution stipulates that the office of the sheriff is a
constitutionally created position just like the secretary of state and
the attorney general. Delaware’s Constitution states: “The sheriffs
shall be conservators of the peace within the counties . . . in which
they reside.”

This time it is Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice
President Joe Biden, sending out mandates to commissioners informing
them that their sheriffs no longer have arrest powers. In an opinion
released Feb. 24, State Solicitor L.W. Lewis said that neither the state
nor the common law grants arrest powers to the county sheriffs.

It would appear that Lewis is a little confused. The office of sheriff
was created more than a century before the official founding of the
United States. Delaware’s first sheriff took office in 1669.
Christopher tells AFP that the two administrations prior to his—as far
back as 2000—began to notice a reduction in funding and the chipping
away of powers of the office in general.

“Now my deputies and I have been relieved of all arrest powers and can’t
even make a traffic stop,” he said. “Delaware has only three counties. .
. The other two sheriffs . . . will not stand up with me” to prevent
the elimination of county law enforcement, he said.

During an interview at the Las Vegas Sheriffs Conference in January,
Christopher told AFP that the impotence of his office was brought home
to him when he was hit in the eye and kicked by County Councilman Vance
Phillips but was unable to arrest him
Beau Biden’s questionable ruling against the longtime tradition of the
sheriff being the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the county
because of election by the people means the state’s usurpation of the
office appears to be a forthcoming fact.


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Posted by John MacHaffie at2:05 PM


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