your daily *clank*

The El Dorado County Sheriff says he’s not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so he’s stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county.

Sheriff John D’Agostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received “numerous, numerous complaints.”

[T]he sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county.

“Looks to me as though the sheriff can do this,” [a law professor] said. “They don’t have state powers in the first place, but essentially the sheriff can deputize individuals to have authority in his or her jurisdiction.” [more]

Federalism, it’s a beautiful thing.

(What? *heh* Yeah, so is the anchorguy’s editorial *sigh* at the end of the video. I’m guessin’ he’s a CaliProg.)


  1. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 9:34 am |

    ooooooooooooooo, that’s gonna leave a mark. and a HUGE *kerfluffle* Power jealousy with gunz?

    *cancels all planz to go to El Dorado Co*

    So if AZ local LEOs are prohibited from enforcing federal Law, this makes perfect sense.
    [if sense is actually possible theze daze...]

  2. Jess
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 10:07 am |

    The feds will flex their muscles, the county will find unnecessary expenditures dealing with their position and the locals will make the lives of the park rangers a daily lesson in humility.

    Screw ‘em all. Just close the parks and build shopping malls.

  3. mech
    Posted June 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm |

    Making more popcorn, boss. . .