While many are still reeling from the outrageous shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the aftermath of the Oregon standoff and arrest of patriots linked to it, there are other battles against the feds taking place across the country.
Much less attention was paid to Sheriff Brad Rogers, of Elkhart County in Indiana, who just successfully concluded his own showdown with federal officials from the FDA. The scenario was quite different, but the principals involved strike a similar chord – burdensome overreach and tyranny on the part of the federal government and its swarm of agents.
As activists have seen in many other cases, the FDA has gone after raw milk farmers and raw food proponents with frightening force – carrying out SWAT raids, trumped up arrests and destruction of food – all with no valid reason, and plenty of appearance of outright harassment.
Sheriff Rogers investigated a complaint from a constituent farmer and found that he sided with his case – there was no justified cause for invasive inspections happening repeatedly since 2011 every couple of weeks.
Basically, they were just looking for a reason to shut the farmer down, and Rogers put a stop to it.
Off The Grid News reports on this inspiring development, and its implications for a winning strategy against what is going on in this country:
Federal agents subjected a farmer to harassment and warrantless searches simply for producing raw milk, but a county sheriff took the farmer’s side and blocked federal agents from the property – and the sheriff is now speaking out.
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) took the actions four years ago simply because the farmer was providing raw milk to an organic food co-op. The story is receiving renewed coverage because the Indiana sheriff, Elkhart County’s Brad Rogers, wrote a 600-word explanation for a local newspaper as part of his “Ask The Sheriff” series. Off The Grid News previously reported on the dispute.
“Specifically, the FDA was inspecting his farm without a warrant as much as every two weeks,” Rogers wrote. “Typical inspections occur annually. The Department of Justice (DOJ) had subpoenaed him for a grand jury in Michigan in which he was to bring his production documents. The Feds wanted to make this farmer an example.
“My research,” Rogers added, “concluded that no one was getting sick from this distribution of this raw milk. It appeared to be harassment by the FDA and the DOJ, and making unconstitutional searches, in my opinion. The farmer told me that he no longer wished to cooperate with the inspections of his property.”
Reportedly, Sheriff Rogers than wrote to the Department of Justice and informed them of the actions he would take if federal inspectors did not have a signed warrant based upon probable cause over which to conduct their searches:
“I understand that you have made recent requests to (the farmer) for documents and to appear before a grand jury, and he has had a number of inspections and attempted inspections on his farm within Elkhart County. This is notice that any further attempts to inspect this farm without a warrant signed by a judge, based on probable cause, will result in federal inspectors’ removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I. In addition, if any further action is taken by the federal government on (the farmer), while he is in Elkhart County, I will expect that you or federal authorities contact my office prior to such action. I will expect you to forward this information to your federal associates, including the FDA.”
Shortly after the email was sent, the farmer received a certified letter from the DOJ that said his grand jury subpoena had been cancelled. No federal inspectors have visited the farm since 2011.
“Your local elected officials … can stem the tide of federal overreach if they apply just a little backbone in supporting and defending the Constitution. Expect it! Demand it!,” Rogers wrote. “Some bloggers and natural food writers have hailed me as a hero. I’m no hero. I’m just doing my job.
The public is waking up to the tyranny of countless federal agencies with little or no transparency and enough red tape to take over everything. Many law enforcement officials are waking up, too, and there are many great examples of them standing up for the Constitution and the rights of the people.
The actions taken by Sheriff Rogers are not only legal and right, but they are what the people should expect from their local (and especially elected) officials.
This same sheriff made news a few months ago when he vowed that he would ignore any gun control executive order:
Sheriffs just happen to be the most powerful and independent locally elected official, and can be a bulwark for resistance to federal encroachment.
If they can be stopped here, they can be stopped elsewhere, too, and freedom can return to the lives of Americans.
The feds cannot take over if the people educate themselves and stand up – peacefully, but with a firm defensive posture – and take no guff from a bully.
Texas Police Chief Warns Obama That Gun Control Will “Cause A Revolution… You’re Not Our Potentate, Sir”
New Legislation Targets FDA Raids: “We Have Too Many Armed Federal Agencies and We Need to Put an End to This”
Outrage: Government Forces Private Citizens to Pour Bleach on Home-Grown Organic Food *Video*
Feds Preparing “Multi-Agency” Action In Oregon As Patriot Militia Says They Are “Willing To Kill And Be Killed”
Gov SWAT Teams Target “Rugged Individuals” Who Grow Their Own Food, Produce Their Own Electricity
What a nice piece of sunshiny news on this blustery February day.
The local shit can be dealt with effectively enough but the takedown of the banks , fed , irs etc is going to have to happen eventually and it will take mass numbers of armed militia to do it .
I give us 20% odds for success
I’ve played worse odds before…..
My local sheriff is the only law I will support, and only then if he is following the Constitution. All others can eat shit, especially scum feds. Some of us have toys and training too plus hate their fucking guts.
A new burst of freedom is coming to America. Expect it !!! Demand it !!! Create a FREEDOM CELL where you live. 🙂
So you’re saying we have a chance? Alright!
The collapse of the Berlin Wall and the East German government followed by the collapse of the USSR government did NOT happen because of armed rebellion. Those failed governments ran out of productive people to loot, i.e. they ran out of other people’s money. It happened in my lifetime and it could also happen in the USA.
There are ways that YOU can withdraw your support and sanction, i.e. “go on strike” starting today–think about them! There ARE non-violent alternatives that SHOULD BE considered!
It is difficult to employ nonviolent tactics when your enemy is outside your door with the ‘latest and greatest’ weapons, fully intending to either kill, maim, rape, destroy private property, ‘warrantless’and 100% ILLEGAL. All that has changed is that we have some LEO support that we were not sure of before. *Also, you CAN NOT believe everything you read …it COULD be a “public appeasement’ tactic (to ease tensions among us) …only to find it was false propaganda …so do NOT commit yourself to assuming Sheriffs will assist us ‘when it hits’. Assume the worst, and work with what you later learn you have or don’t have.
*Trust NO ONE! (remember?)
I agree, but “they” are not yet at my door. And they apparently are not yet at your door (or else you are a fast typist).
It is always wise to consider alternatives and have a Plan B, C, etc. especially while you have the time. (For instance, an escape plan might be more sensible than waiting for the door to be breached. Fight on YOUR terms, not the enemy’s.)
I have pointed out the recent history in Germany because I continue to be amazed at the number of people who seem to DELIBERATELY IGNORE the non-violent significance of that important event–AND the implications that it has for the situation building in the USA.
3% of the colonists took on the King of England and kicked him out of America.
I hit a royal straight flush with only 5 cards, no draw. Those odds gotta be crazier…
This article proves who the FDA and DOJ work for, and it isn’t to protect you and me from food-borne illnesses. Their only job is to protect big agriculture.
I have a lifetime membership to my local co-op which sells a number of raw milk products. Of course below each bottle is a big label with a warning about the “danger” of drinking raw milk and the telephone number and website to report any illness to the local health department.
Is there a similar telephone number with who to call if you become ill from eating glyphosate laden food or a GMO crop? Of course not.
Or poisoned water from fracking?
On that telephone # for reporting illnesses from eating gmo, glyphosate laden foods….
It is 1-800-EAT-SHIT
That is what they will tell you if you can get anyone to answer.
They/ the big chem companies are in bed with big pharma, and they want us all to stay sick and die miserable long deaths.
We had fresh cow’s milk through the 50’s and 60’s. The people before us had fresh cow’s milk for as long as there has been milk cows and milk goats.
Can’t say as i have ever heard of anyone dying from drinking un-pasteurized milk.
I mouth puked a few times from drinking milk when ole Bessie got into a patch of wild onions, but never was laid up sick.
PITW: okay you made me laugh! I should get some stickers made and post them over the stickers at my local food co-op! Too funny.
BTW, Putin banned imports from the US due to possible GMO contamination. Good for him.
The lies told by the FDA and USDA and the EPA about the so-called safety of glyphosate and GMO products will mean that many people will refuse to eat food from the US for generations due to fear of contamination. It is going to take decades to clean up what has been wrought upon this land. Oh forget decades, it is going to take a thousand years, at least.
“It is 1-800-EAT-SHIT”…PFFT! that number’s ALWAYS busy!
Back in the early 70’s in UK, you could walk in to the dairy at the local farm, anytime, day or night, and help yourself to a pint of milk. You put the money in the tin can on the window-ledge. The money was never stolen, and the idea of taking without paying…unthinkable.
Raw milk sale in shops was banned about 20 years ago, but you have always been able to get ‘green top’ delivered by a milkman. Something like 6 deaths related to raw milk, every one because the milk had been kept too long in the shop. Farm shop nearby sells raw organic milk. It’s not cheap, but it tastes like heaven. Grew up on raw goat’s milk, aunt was a pro breeder of Toggenburgs.
Thank you Sheriff Rogers. Will somebody read the Constitution to the dummies in Washington. The Federal Government is allowed very limited authority, wake the hell up.
This Sheriff deserves a nice phone call thank you
Am i correct that this story is from 2011?
The FED tyranny has increased 10 fold since then.
Like I always say, selective enforcement is the worst tyranny of all.
The traitors in DC are no dummies. They’re (almost) all complicit in the take down of America.
Not all pigs hate America, just 99.99% of them.
now now, acid!….just you leave all them GOOD cops in america ALONE….BOTH of ’em!
“A weapon, shotguns, arms, must have a use to the militia.” Miller vs U.S., 1939
“…the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” 1791
Commies infringe whatever they want. Infringement began big time with FDR and his New Deal. Mostly commies since then.
Americans are armed with whatever is necessary to the Militia.
We are all in the unorganized Militia whether we want to be or not.
Infringe my right to keep and bear arms at your peril, commies.
f the commies and the hammer and sickle they rode in on.
Commies everywhere, at least 100,000,000 in the U.S. Many of them post to this site.
Kudos to this sheriff who is apparently not getting any fed money under the table. I just hope he doesn’t get ‘suicided’. I’d be glad to stand with him.
Amen to that Brave
okay , I been kinda negative on Troopers lately but yes Kudos for sure ! Good Job Sheriff
Hats off to Sheriff Brad Rogers
Taking this to a higher level is an interesting thought. While the Dick Act of 1903 codified The Organized and Unorganized Militia a Sheriffs Department has the potential to add legitimacy to it being the National Guard in Purpich v US 1988 pretty much stated that the National Guard is ultimately under the absolute control of the Federal Government.
What we have above is a legal organized militia vacuum.
Assuming that training is required to obtain a carry license. Mating it to the training the Sheriff would receive would potentially create a pool of non criminal gun owners to fill the ranks envisioned by the Founding Fathers as they stated, “Well Regulated” which meant “Well Equipped and Organized”. In time of crisis or anytime for that matter all of said individuals are deputized and thus become Deputy Sheriffs which is de-facto Militia.This is completely outside of Federal Control as I know of no legal precedent that gives them any authority over this procedure. Its a State issue that the 10th Amendment could be used to defend. This is not unprecedented. During WWII the oil refinery I worked at (40 years later of course) took their unarmed guards, brought them to the county courthouse and swore them in as deputies. They were then armed with Winchester Model 12 Riot Guns.
Regardless its an interesting thought that may get traction in the future.
The “organized militia is comprised of ALL military veterans, especially so if you have seen ‘combat’. In essence (and reality), Combat Veterans are already “well armed, well trained, can follow or take orders verbatim …in short “organized” and nothing less. These organized militia-men should be working ’round-the-clock’ raising up others (family, non-combat vets, civilians) on everything they know. TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN (practice makes perfect). Read and memorize The Constitution and her Amendments, Bill of Rights (commit it ALL to memory as it could easily pull your ass out of a crack ‘someday’).
If I just typed something that is NOT quite correct, I would happily welcome someone ‘clearing this up’ if they wish? Cheers!
Waiting for DK to come along and tell us all how this farmer is just some loser-entitlement freak trying to avoid giving the government what it lawfully demands.
” many are still reeling from the death of Lavoy Finnicum.” Really, where is that exactly? I haven’t seen or heard anything about him since the big surrender in Oregon.
Nobody cares about Finnicum because was is not an unarmed black man.
Good for him, sheriff’s swear an oath to uphold he constitution on the United States. Some of them take that very seriously. They are the last line of defense against a out of control federal government.
USMC1982, ONLY the ones who have NOT been bought and paid for by the feds. In reality, the LAST line of defense is US, the gunowners of this country.
F’ing A Ditty-bag!
The FDA can blow me,,,
You can take your FSMA and cram it wherethe light dont shine,,,
I personally prefer milk from the store. That said,if someone wanting raw milk or other dairy products wants it,good for them. Made me ill after drinking it
If you get sick from drinking raw milk, I have to think you’re not gonna survive shtf situation.
I would not drink raw milk, but I would use it to make butter or cheese.
I’ve known several folks who got Hepatitis from raw milk.
Louis Pasteur had the right idea.
we drank nothing BUT raw milk for my first ten years or so…wonder how the hell i survived?
The answer to your question is your were born in a time when a boy was a man. When I was 14 my dad slipped into the fan blade on the car cut his thumb about off. We were building a wagonshed, we had the post set, I finished it by myself minus the tin on the roof an doors before he got home from the Hospital. I ran the farm while he healed and I didn’t need told when or how to do it, I knew. Men today are nothing but feminist purse carrying wussies.
Pasteur may have had AN idea, but if milk was cooked hot enough and long enough to kill off even most bacteria and other microorganisms it wouldn’t be food anymore. Well, maybe a kind of food, but you sure couldn’t drink it – or pour it!
Good one Sheriff.. let Texas know if you need more. 223/5.56.. I am sure the local constitution domestic white terrorist of my state would help and offer free shipping for you and your boys in your department to fight the Muslim jihadist and chi-coms soldiers. What a bitch slap unto the face of UN.
Sheriff Rogers gets the BRASS BALLS OF STEAL AWARD OF 2016..
The war on the people began in 1913 with the birth of the Federal Reserve and has been slowly killing and enslaving the people, ever since.
There is no longer any question about it. If the people do not organize and put a brutal and decisive defeat and complete eradication of the Federal government, the people will be killed and what is left completely enslaved.
You just quoted the ‘condensed version’ of The UN’s agenda for the USA …and I, for one, completely agree with you.
Now, thats is the real way to “Protect and Serve”.
Thats great, however, he was just doing his job. I bet this Sheriff knows about that thing called The Constitution. Today, Brad Rogers, I salute you for doing the right thing.
May America be bless with many more just like you.
I saw a police car the other day just setting empty outside a school. On the sides it had painted, “Protect and Serve”. I laughed to myself and thought, “Why don’t they ever finish that?” I know why! Because they let We The People think that its to protect and serve The People. But, in reality, its to protect and serve the establishment.
This case is different. Brad Rogers did the right thing. Everyone in Elkhart County needs to call his office and say thank you. I mean EVERYONE.
Here is the phone number:
Here is the e-mail of Sheriff Rogers:
Send him some thank yous and Attaboys. These guys see the worse humanity has to offer. A few pats on the back and attaboys for a department that actually does their duty is well deserved.
Dear Sheriff Rogers,
By now I am sure the mail and the calls are rolling in. If not, they will be.
What you did for the farmer in your county that was being harrassed by the feds has people talking. Its just a shame that Indiana doesn’t have 92 sheriffs just like you. Thank you for standing up for The Constitution and the rights of the people that elected you. You and your deputies will be in my prayers for a very long time. Good men are always under fire and need prayer. What you did took courage and a willingness to risk some blowback.
If any of this gives you trouble, you may find many helping hands in the people that visit this site: https://www.shtfplan.com
As we are discussing the case written in Off The Grid News ( http://www.offthegridnews.com/current-events/showdown-sheriff-blocks-fda-inspectors-from-raw-milk-farm/ ) and summarized on SHTFPlan.com, we are thankful for the actions of you and your men. Please accept our thanks and virtual pats on the back for a job well done.
Thank you for showing us that America is not just one big federal jurisdiction with a lawless administration that will harrass and pester peace loving people and that there are law enforcement people that actually know and care about The Rights of The People as they are written in The Constitution.
From a Fellow Hoosier: I Salute You!
This is one guy I would love to work for, as a peace Officer.
That county in Indiana isn’t that far way from me. It is about 1 hour, and 45 minutes away. Its on Rt80. Like HCKS said need anything I’ll bring it to you. Might just have some others to bring thing also.
You don’t see this type of story, because if it doesn’t bleed it doesn’t lead. MSM will not run them because people would see and learn that they can stand up to Federal Overreach.
Sarg What about Sheriff Clarke of Milwaukee Co. Wis. He can’t be to far up the road from you. Another LEO that a man could stand behind. Man for a racist, I like to many Blacks. Sheriff Clarke, Justice Thomas, Pres. Candidate Dr Ben Carson and I could go on, but it might sound like I was trying to cover my White Guilt. Trekker Out. Maybe It Ain’t The Color, Maybe It’s Their Actions That Count!
Hmm, interesting. Until I moved off the farm, I drank raw milk all or most of my life. I didn’t get sick from and neither did my folks. Now my wife on the other hand is just the opposite. She would not drink raw milk for any reason,nor let our kids have it.
After watching “Bizarre Foods” I have realized that people can, and will, eat just about anything.
I think bad water and bad hygiene practices (while preparing food) have more to do with food-borne illnesses than anything else. Also proper preservation techniques are critical, but there are plenty of fermented food techniques from kimchi to that rotten shark stuff they eat in Norway? or one of those countries that stinks to high heaven or cheese with maggots (I think I have seen two places that make cheese infested with maggots) on Bizarre Foods.
What does Andrew Zimmerman say? “You never know, try it! You might like it!”
Ahhh, don’t feel bad. New wives are easy to find.
Nothing like that layer of cream in the glass bottles,
Too bad the sheriff of Harney County, Oregon didn’t have the backbone Sheriff Rogers has. He was bought off, not having been elected, but rather, appointed. If he had done his job and duty, things would have turned out a lot differently, I bet.
It’s like Alan Koren states if you knew you’re rights you might demand them.
God bless Brad Rogers I have read about many cases of federal tyranny against farmers including my own state of Missouri against Midland dairy
I will have to reach out and personally thank him. I know I will not be the first but if not you who right
Way to go Mr. Rogers!!!!!
WAY TO GO MR ROGERS!!!!
Might I recommend everyone take a look at Sheriff Mack’s Constitutional Sheriff’s Assoc at http://cspoa.org/
These guys are great. Everyone complains we can’t do anything. Well, these guys ARE doing something. Get family and friends to write asking your sheriff to join. Get people with some clout to join in.
Look… the sheriff in the largest geographical district in NY state (western part) refused to enforce the fascist governors gun confiscation laws a year or so ago. We are, in fact, having successes. Many of them. I am a precinct committeeman (which many of you here should be doing!!) I wrote my sheriff saying if he wanted me to campaign for him, he had better join the CSPOA. I never heard back, but that’s ok. Imagine if thousands of patriots got rid of their cynicism, and got off their duffs, and also wrote the sheriff?
We need to stop the Grima Wormtongue stuff and start getting active. Yes it WILL take years. So… better get started sooner rather than later
Test: thanks! Good site and I agree! I have no idea how to be a precinct anything. How do I sign up? I vote but I usually vote for the person, not the party.. I will vote for a dem, repub, independ, libertarian so didn’t think any of the regular party folks wanted my type. I never fit into their box.
Phil, for you and others about how to become a precinct committeeman. You will need to choose a party (and yes I UNDERSTAND the Republican party is filled with RINOs – all the more reason to become a precinct committeeman and get rid of them). Here is one site for you:
“The office of precinct committeeman (“PC”) has been has been called “the most powerful office in the world” because the PC is the closest structured political officeholder to the registered voter. A registered voter has no vote in internal Party policy; a precinct committeeman does. A PC elects district, county and state party officers, delegates to the Presidential convention and RNC members. PCs sent to the Pres. Convention vote on what policies the party platform will be advocated in the next two years. Through a monthly meeting, PCs interact with their elected Party officials to influence legislation.
Here’s the point: the Party does have good conservatives in it who are willing to take positions of Party leadership, but they won’t get elected into those positions unless the Party has a solid majority of conservatives in the PC ranks. As a PC, you can devote as much or as little time to other PC tasks such as helping to get out the vote on election day and informing the voters in your precinct about the best candidates, how best to vote on initiatives, etc. Politics matter. Look at the outcome of the last election. But to be able to vote for the Party leadership, a conservative registered Republican voter must be a PC. It’s that simple.”
Big Agribusiness hates the small independents and uses Federal or State power to bankrupt them.
Thats what the FSMA is all about
You are right about that. Remember when Monsanto Agribusiness buttfucked the farmer who used left over seeds for the next years crop. Monsanto sued and it went all the way to the supreme court. I dont remember the result.
John if we are to be Constitutionalist we must adhere to the Constitution. I remember that situation very well and corrected a few of my Conservative friends on this very subject. It pertained to Roundup Soybeans which is an invention of Monsanto, and as such it is covered by Article I Section 8 of the Constitution “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Rights to their Writings and Discoveries” And to clarify what this farmer did, was that he used beans that he harvested from one year as seed the next year, he didn’t use leftover seed that he had purchased the year before. I speak as one who has farmed and did so in Missourah, where I believe this incident took place. Trekker Out.
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It’s a crummy commercial.
Glad to see some elected officials willing to uphold the Constitution.
What a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!
This is encouraging news. There are probably more Sheriffs throughout the country also taking a stand against the Feds but we don’t hear about it. Remember, the revolution will not be televised.
How’s the saying go: Keep hope alive
That means stay prayed up, locked and loaded and ready to make every shot count when the time comes to take out the tyrant federal scum.
i have to give the communist muslim in the white house credit…the stinkin commie woke every body up, and he’s the best gun salesman that ever was, lol
unbeknownst to the majority of Americans, the federal government has ZERO police powers in the union of any of these united states, against private men/women!
The federal jurisdiction is defined quite nicely within the Constitution and what their jurisdiction over is.
Article 1, section 8 of the US Constitution
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings.. WELL, THAT COVERS WHERE THE FEDERAL JURISDICTION IS LIMITED TO!
Now What is under the US gvts jurisdiction??
Article 1, section 8, US Constitution.
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States:
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations:
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
And THAT’S IT! That is the full extent of the federal governments jurisdiction!
It most certainly does not and never did cover a fricking farmer.
( Off topic )
Dave Canterbury – slingshot foraging
People still get sick and die from raw milk. If you feed it to your kids you should be charged with child endangerment.
Im 70 and drank raw milk in the 40’s 50’s and 60’s
im still alive …we need to stuff obamas mouth full of bacon and raw milk.
SGT U.S.M.C 1966-72
Now the government will have to kill the sheriff….Don’t mess with 0bunghole’s DOJ, they gots it right!
we might be in trouble… 2 harford county, MD sheriff deputies were killed in an incident last week involving an individual with a long past violent history (shot his then wife in neck 20 years ago, currently under warrant in FL, hiding in MD). these two deputies had long standing ties to their communities and supported their churches, local charities, etc…
my point is that if there is only 2 good cops left,then we are in real trouble.
there are more than two. probably over 50% of all LEOs honor their oath and try very hard to walk the fine line between following departmental procedure and respecting the rights of the citizens that they ‘police’. I have had run-ins with oathbreakers (9mm pressed to my forehead for asking to see department ID from a MSP officer out of uniform in unmarked car) I have had more reasonable encounters (pulled over for burnt out taillight, exited car with officer’s approval, noted lamp was out, apologized, left with mere warning to get light fixed.)
bad cops, good cops. bad people, good people. go figure. i deal with jackarses at work and also really solid guys. life is such. some folks at any job are ‘female hygenic washes’, and some are really good people.
there are many more than 2 good cops. probably more than 50% nationwide. rural, probably 80%. suburban, probably 50%. urban, probably 30%. but still, probably about 50% of our nations LEOs are solid, constitution loving Americans.
that’s the whole point of oathkeepers.org. reaching out to those individuals about their duty to follow the constitution.
someone I know and will not mention by name or relationship told a tale of how at the morning briefing at his precinct, it was discussed that during the riots in baltimore, that the officers might not need to feel compelled to investigate or report all incidents of citizens arming themselves for their own protection. in other words, if they come to find that friends, family, or just people that they encounter on the street were armed (in violation of state law), that they might want to consider their past history with the individual in question and maybe look the other way if that individual seemed sincere in their assertation that they were merely armed to protect themselves if ‘things got bad’.
not all cops are good. but not all cops are bad, either.
“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second best time is today.”
Perhaps we should get started on the path to shutting down the Feds with the legal weapons we still have. The power is there, and the Feds know it. They certainly aren’t waiting on us to do anything.