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Biden mandate: Sheriffs no longer have arrest powers

April 16, 2012
Pat Shannan, American Free Press
4/8/2012

Not Joe, but his son, Beau, Attorney General of Delaware

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.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. DuckTales permalink
    April 18, 2012 11:43 am

    This is just another in the efforts of the left to grab power. Such nonsense is totally assine. The office of Sheriff has been within The Republic well before local “police” departments were even thought of. Were it not for the local sheriff, outlaws in “the old west” would have had total freedom to rob and pillage. For the top law enforcement official of any state to make such statements goes against the very essence of their ELECTED positon. They are in office to PROTECT the rights of their citizens, NOT to ROB them of such by “offical degrees”. Such is more in line with kings than an office created by constitutional mandate.

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