Friday, April 9, 2010

Judge: Arm Yourself The Economy Has Collapsed Deputies Laid Off

JEFFERSON -- In the ongoing financial crisis in Ashtabula County, the Sheriff's Department has been cut from 112 to 49 deputies.  With deputies assigned to transport prisoners, serve warrants and other duties, only one patrol car is assigned to patrrol the entire county of 720 square miles.
"I did the best with what they (the county commissioners) gave me. If it wasn't enough, don't blame me, don't blame this department," said Sheriff Billy Johnson. 
Johnson said he is suing the commissioners to get a determination of whether he should use his limited budget to carry out obligations defined by law or put more patrol cars on the streets.
"I just can't do it anymore," he said. "I have to have the court explain to the commissioners and to me what my statutory duties are."
The Ashtabula County Jail has confined as many as 140 prisoners. It now houses only 30 because of reductions in the staff of corrections officers.
All told, 700 accused criminals are on a waiting list to serve time in the jail. 
Are there dangerous people free among the 700 who cannot be locked up?
"There probably are," Sheriff Johnson said, "but I'm telling you, any known violent criminal, we're housing them. We've got murderers in there."
Ashtabula County gun dealers and firearms instructors tell WKYC their business has really picked up since the Sheriff's Department cutbacks began some months ago.
"That's exactly why they are coming, so that they can protect themselves," says Tracy Williams, a certified firearms instructor in Jefferson. "They don't feel that they are protected. They want to be able to protect themselves."
Williams says interest in his classes has doubled recently, and many of those coming are people who he would not normally expect to have interest in obtaining a concealed carry permit.
"And as far as him (Judge Mackey) telling you to arm yourselves and protect yourselves, you don't have any other option," Williams told WKYC. "We don't have the law enforcement out here to handle it right now."
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  1. Sheriff Billy Johnson might need to do what other Police Depts are doing go out and give out a lot of speeding and other tickets to make money.

    Broke Cities Ravage Motorists With Speeding Tickets

    This is a warning to all of us of just how far things might go. If they change signs and timings on yellow lights then what is next?

  2. Why even bother having radar guns. The police can just lie and say you were speeding. It's your word versus theirs and we know that judges always side with the cops. Why even bother with the pretense of having a judge and a court room. Just make the cops judge, jury, and executioner...they already are.

    Can you smell the tyranny?

  3. People have the misconception that police stop someone from robbing or killing you. They don't. They are there to protect the interests of the state only. Good riddance.

  4. The police are not protecting the interests of the state. They are protecting the interests of the wealthy property owners, i.e. the Plutocratic Oligarchy who use the state apparatus to maintain and increase their wealth and status. They aren't much more than mercenaries for private interests paid for with taxes from rendered from the 80% of the population in servitude to the top 20%.

  5. Releasing criminals from jails and prisons is a standard trick in the arsenal of tricks used by the NWO mafia. The first thing bolshviks did in Russia in 1917 was releasing the criminals. It created a spike in crimes, which in its turn served as a good excuse for an iron feast order. Americans, do you get that? Probably not, all asleep or in deep coma.

  6. This is exactly what I have been waiting for! A judge ORDERING me to arm myself! Yippeeee! At last I can start digging my sniper holes, building pillboxes and trenches, and wait for the day when I can commence to blasting! I have been waiting and prepping for so long.....



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