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Florida Sheriff Darryl Daniels Is Just An Opportunistic Liar

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 9 hours ago

Some folks jumped on the statement by Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels that he would deputize gun owners in response to Antifa/BLM.  I didn’t.  I did some research.

“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 — 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.”

[ … ]

“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.

He sounds like a man with honor, yes?  Maybe not so much.

The wife of embattled Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels has filed for divorce, and his corrections officer mistress has resigned from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Court records shows Denise Daniels filed the paperwork Friday, checking the box next to “The marriage is irretrievably broken” on the petition form.

The filing comes almost a year after Officer Cierra Smith was stripped of her duties when the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office internal affairs division launched an investigation into several complaints of misconduct. Those complaints included that she had sex in the office with her boss, then-jail chief Darryl Daniels, before he was elected sheriff in Clay County.

But he got what he wanted out of this.  The race for election again has been stirred up.  Oh, and about that promise to deputize gun owners?  You guessed it.

Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels clarified on Wednesday the statements he made warning Black Lives Matter protesters that he can deputize “every lawful gun owner” in the county.

In the video clearing up his headline-producing statements, Daniels said: “We have not given, and will never give anybody the autonomy or approval under the name of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.”

He added that authorizing local residents to use deadly force on protesters would be a violation of his duties as a sheriff and of state statute.

“That is our responsibility,” said Daniels. “But when it comes to protecting this county, that is more than the sheriff’s office responsibility. It’s us collectively, it’s our county, it’s our community and our responsibility to police ourselves together, but when it comes to authority, the authority is the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and every sworn law enforcement officer in this jurisdiction.”

So he’s a liar and adulterer who was looking for a hook for reelection.  There you have it.

A Police Reform Bill I Can Get Behind

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 6 days ago

Axois.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would prohibit federal law enforcement and local police that receive federal funding from entering homes without warning through a “no-knock” warrant, which was reportedly obtained by the officers that shot Louisville resident Breonna Taylor in her home on March 13.

Why it matters: In the wake of nationwide protests against the killing of George Floyd, there’s now a bipartisan consensus that police reform is necessary.

Senate Republicans led by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) are planning a package that would require states to provide data on the use of no-knock warrants, but Paul’s proposal goes even further.

House Democrats, meanwhile, have proposed their own bill that would reform police training, make lynching a federal crime, and ban chokeholds and the use of no-knock warrants in drug cases.

Would you really have expected that either the democrat or republican bills would have banned no-knock raids outright like Rand Paul’s bill?

Of course not, and neither does this bill have anything whatsoever to do with George Floyd.  But watch it and see, and let me know later if I was right about this.

Rand Paul’s bill doesn’t stand a chance.  The FedGov, StateGov loca .gov wants their ability to send in the thugs.

If they don’t ban raids outright, then everything else is window dressing.

Riot Police, National Guard ‘Completely Abandon’ Perimeter in Minneapolis, Chased Away by Protesters

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

First, there is this news from Military.com.

Guard members are carrying rifles, sidearms and ammunition in response to a “credible threat” aimed directly against them as reported by the FBI, Army Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said in a phone briefing with reporters.

So regular readers know I’m a wonk for such things.  This means that there were arming orders.  There had to be, or else they would have had no ammunition or weapons.

Next up, via David Codrea, this interesting news.

Townhall’s Julio Rosas is on the ground in Minneapolis this week, reporting on the protests and riots. Tonight he’s reporting that the riot police and the National Guard have abandoned a perimeter they had set up earlier in the day, chased away by the rioters.

[ … ]

Minutes ago Rosas, who’s a tough Marine, by the way, tweeted video of the protesters/rioters cheering as police and the National Guard abandoned their post near the third precinct, which rioters torched on Thursday night.

So much for arming orders.  So much for weapons and ammunition.  So much for ROE.  I guess it’s better to let looters destroy businesses, throw bricks, smash windows and hit people over the head with boards.

Smart Policing

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 1 week ago

Via WiscoDave, who sends this from TTAG.

Wow.  That’s really smart.

Going After The Wrong People

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 2 weeks ago

News from NYC.

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A grocery store worker in Brooklyn is in custody after police say he shot and killed a man armed with a knife.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Monday at Rose Family Grocery Store in East New York.

Police say 25-year-old Edwin Candelario attempted to attack the worker with a knife during an argument.

That’s when the 34-year-old worker pulled out a gun and police say he shot Candelario several times, killing him.

It appears the worker was not licensed to have the gun.

We certainly need to focus resources on where they’re needed.  A man defending his life cannot be allowed.

Arkansas State Police Select Wilson Combat Patrol Carbine

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

Shooting Illustrated.

The Arkansas State Police have entered into a contract with Berryville, AR, manufacturer Wilson Combat to supply the company’s 5.56 NATO chambered WC-15 patrol carbines. The agreement is for an initial delivery of 375 firearms with the future option of ordering an additional 600 units.

The law enforcement-grade patrol carbines feature Wilson Combat forged receivers and the company’s 14.7-inch match-grade stainless steel barrel. Rate of rifling is 1:8-inch. The guns also ship with Wilson Combat M-Lok handguards.

Other Wilson Combat parts used include its enhanced bolt-carrier group and Q-Comp muzzle device. The carbines are also equipped with the company’s hard-anodized aluminum, mil-spec back-up iron sights. They are windage and elevation adjustable, with A2-style posts up front. Windage adjustment is at the rear, where the user can also select between two apertures—.2 or .075 inch in diameter.

It sure is awesome that those Arkansas state cops will get the chance to use their new gear in more raids like this one.

I’m wondering what Arkansas taxpayers think about buying unnecessarily expensive rifles for their friends and community heroes.

Maine State Police Illegally Create Their Own Gun Registry

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 4 weeks ago

Who says cops want to obey the constitution?

A division of the Maine State Police illegally gathered and handled personal data about Mainers, according to an employment discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by a state trooper.

George Loder, 50, of Scarborough is suing the Maine Intelligence Analysis Center, and its supervisors, claiming he was demoted after he told his bosses that the center was collecting and maintaining data illegally, including information about people who had applied to buy guns from firearms dealers, those who legally protested and those who worked at a Maine international camp for Israeli and Arab teens. The center is responsible for sharing information with other law enforcement agencies.

The complaint does not say with which agencies the center may have shared the information other than the state police. It also does not say when the center began collecting it. Loder expressed his concerns to supervisors in November 2017.

Loder alleges that staff at the center illegally gathered and kept information gleaned from social media about people who legally protested in September 2018 against Central Maine Power Co.’s proposed transmission corridor stretching from the Quebec border to Lewiston.

State police maintain a database that can be searched to determine if a person is prohibited from purchasing a gun. Applications to purchase firearms are supposed to be destroyed after the sale is approved but the center stored that information in the database, the suit claims.

It’s almost as if they want to know everything about everybody, huh?  But the law is for little people.  You’re a little person and you have to obey it.  They don’t.

Police Officer Speaks Out Against Police Violating The Civil Rights Of Americans

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

This is the first installment he made.

So what happened to him?

There are two problems with all of this.  First, he has a sense of right and wrong and actually believes in it.

Second, he has an IQ greater than a Chimpanzee, and thus on both accounts he is unsuited for law enforcement in America today.

Florida: Cop Tries To Kill Innocent Family’s Dog – Shoots Himself In The Foot Instead

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

Sons if Liberty Media.

Putnam County, FL — Proportionately, cops kill far more dogs than they do people. It’s quite a strange phenomena because postal workers, UPS drivers, and food delivery drivers don’t seem to have the same problems with dogs like cops do. It’s so devious, the killing of family pets by those sworn to serve and protect the public, we actually keep an archive of stories of cops killing man’s best friend. But one cop learned the hard way shooting a dog can be dangerous. He shot himself instead of the dog.

Chris Crenshaw, of Putnam County, had committed no crime and had harmed no one when a Putnam County deputy came to his home, walked into his gated yard and knocked on the front door before attempting to kill his dog.

Police were reportedly looking for a person who’d ran away from home. When the deputy knocked at the door, Crenshaw’s dog ran outside and police claim it charged the officer.

That’s when the deputy opened fire. Luckily for the dog, however, the deputy shot himself in the foot instead and the dog is fine. News 4 JAX reports that according to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy reached for his gun to shoot the dog, but the dog moved out of the way and the deputy accidentally shot himself in the foot.

If readers think I get sappy and emotional from time to time, there is good reason.

I am a sucker for a happy ending.  This one brought tears to my eyes.

Woof says the bad dog.  Bite him!  Bite him!

Via WiscoDave.

Straight From The Ector County Sheriff

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

Boss Hogg.

“Why do you want to use intimidation as a way to keep law enforcement from doing what we’re supposed to do,” Griffis said.

Because if this is what you think you’re supposed to do, you don’t understand or believe in your oath of office.  You’re dishonest and dishonorable, and so are your deputies.


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