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(KIRO-7 Seattle)   Good news, Washington State residents: decisions on Constitutional law will henceforth be made by people who have met the requirements of being at least 21 and possessing a diploma or GED and then getting elected   (kiro7.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 11:54:02 AM  
Sheriffs in Washington state are part of the rightwing fear mongering posse
 
2021-07-21 11:54:02 AM  
Republican sheriffs are just as much of a whack job as the rest of the GQP. Laws mean nothing to republicans only their feelings. A law enforcement officer that declares they won't follow or enforce laws is normally stripped of police powers for being mentally unfit.
 
2021-07-21 11:59:20 AM  
Mu town recently passed this as a f*cking ordinance - Second Amendment Sanctuary.  So now we have Chief GelBro and his Barneys making decisions on constitutional law.

It's f*cking insane.
 
2021-07-21 12:17:44 PM  
You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.
 
2021-07-21 12:29:29 PM  
It's an anxious time for those who are worried about retaining their gun rights.

It really isn't. But they've sure had you believing that for decades.
 
2021-07-21 12:42:28 PM  
The vast majority of county sheriffs in Washington

should have to resign if they're pushing this shiat.

I don't want you deciding what gun nuts are allowed to do.
 
2021-07-21 12:55:23 PM  
Shiat. My county signed on to it.
 
2021-07-21 1:34:02 PM  

HawgWild: It's an anxious time for those who are worried about retaining their gun rights.

It really isn't. But they've sure had you believing that for decades.


Those people have been anxious about everything pretty much always. That's why they're "those people", aka, cowardly morons afraid of everything.
 
2021-07-21 3:54:56 PM  
That's the exact opposite of constitutional law.

Say hello to my little friend, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.
 
2021-07-21 3:55:52 PM  
Isn't requiring a diploma or GED for an elected position slightly racist?

This requirement doesn't exist for any federal office (which are ageist in their own right, but I digress...)
 
2021-07-21 3:57:09 PM  
This sort of thing is merely the right wing version of DACA.  They are declaring they don't like some laws on the books and aren't going to arrest anybody for breaking them.
 
2021-07-21 3:57:34 PM  
We should no longer have sheriffs.

All law enforcement bodies should be overseen by an elected board who then hire the senior officers.  This applies to incorporated cities that have their own forces, or to unincorporated areas in counties that have their law enforcement handled by a county force.
 
2021-07-21 3:57:39 PM  
I am sure they will protect everyone's 2nd amendment rights.  Just like Philando Castile.

/some people's 2nd amendment rights are more equal than others.
 
2021-07-21 3:59:39 PM  

FrancoFile: We should no longer have sheriffs.

All law enforcement bodies should be overseen by an elected board who then hire the senior officers.  This applies to incorporated cities that have their own forces, or to unincorporated areas in counties that have their law enforcement handled by a county force.


Which means you get whoever the quacks elected to those positions want.
 
2021-07-21 4:00:39 PM  

pueblonative: FrancoFile: We should no longer have sheriffs.

All law enforcement bodies should be overseen by an elected board who then hire the senior officers.  This applies to incorporated cities that have their own forces, or to unincorporated areas in counties that have their law enforcement handled by a county force.

Which means you get whoever the quacks elected to those positions want.


I'd rather elect 7 people to argue about who to hire than elect 1 guy who gets to campaign in uniform.
 
2021-07-21 4:00:40 PM  
The county I'm in passed a measure several years ago which, by definition, gives the Sheriff dictatorial powers re: gun laws.

What's asinine is that AFAIK nobody can sue over it until the guy tries to do something with said powers.
 
2021-07-21 4:00:41 PM  
Just have Biden issue an EO revoking the second ammendment.  Then have the military go house to house confiscating guns.

Problem solved.
 
2021-07-21 4:01:49 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Just have Biden issue an EO revoking the second ammendment.  Then have the military go house to house confiscating guns.

Problem solved.


Name checks out.
 
2021-07-21 4:02:52 PM  
Strange how the more important a job is, the less qualifications you need to do it are.
 
2021-07-21 4:02:52 PM  

hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.


The racist right-wing judges who love guns and hate Black people just as much as they do?
 
2021-07-21 4:04:04 PM  

puffy999: The county I'm in passed a measure several years ago which, by definition, gives the Sheriff dictatorial powers re: gun laws.

What's asinine is that AFAIK nobody can sue over it until the guy tries to do something with said powers.


And then he claims qualified immunity.
 
2021-07-21 4:05:06 PM  
Everyone should have the right to decide what is constitutional for them. Except Liberals.
 
2021-07-21 4:05:27 PM  

hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.


Um, a judge never does anything if a Sheriff's Deputy doesn'tarrest somebody.
 
2021-07-21 4:07:18 PM  

Geotpf: hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.

Um, a judge never does anything if a Sheriff's Deputy doesn'tarrest somebody.


No. A much better tactic would be to start yanking those army toys they give Sheriff Bubba to larp soldier.
 
2021-07-21 4:10:02 PM  

pueblonative: Geotpf: hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.

Um, a judge never does anything if a Sheriff's Deputy doesn'tarrest somebody.

No. A much better tactic would be to start yanking those army toys they give Sheriff Bubba to larp soldier.


In most (but not all) of the cases, the County Board of Supervisors or equivalent probably agrees with the Sheriff on this (IE, rural areas are run by conservatives/Republicans who are pro-guns).  So, yeah, that's not going to happen either.
 
2021-07-21 4:11:27 PM  
I wonder if their job title makes them think they're the only law keepers in the new territories. Somebody has to protect us from the rustlers and injins.
 
2021-07-21 4:13:42 PM  

FrancoFile: We should no longer have sheriffs.


The Shire Reeve keeps the peace in the shire on behest of the king. Why would you be against such a relevant figure in modern America? Next thing you know you libs will be talking about doing away with the Hundred, strip farming, and the Shire court itself. Poppycock!
 
2021-07-21 4:19:03 PM  
We got rid of the elected sheriff years ago and switched to one appointed by the county executive. Sheriff for the last executive was retired from a higher rank with NJSP. Current sheriff is retired NYPD and he work in the sheriff department after he retired. Now constables here are a different story. We had one guy run for constable for an opening in north county who proudly campaigned that he wouldn't serve PFAs as he did believe in them.
 
2021-07-21 4:20:57 PM  
I'm not sure this has ever not been the case in practice.

You try getting cops to do things they don't want to do.
 
2021-07-21 4:21:18 PM  

Geotpf: pueblonative: Geotpf: hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.

Um, a judge never does anything if a Sheriff's Deputy doesn'tarrest somebody.

No. A much better tactic would be to start yanking those army toys they give Sheriff Bubba to larp soldier.

In most (but not all) of the cases, the County Board of Supervisors or equivalent probably agrees with the Sheriff on this (IE, rural areas are run by conservatives/Republicans who are pro-guns).  So, yeah, that's not going to happen either.


It could if the feds that administrators that program decide to.

I view this as a more extreme version of sanctuary cities for immigration.  There is no law requiring local law enforcement to enforce federal laws.  There is federal material and financial support that could be made contigent on such.

Long as the sheriff isn't actively interfering and/or sabotaging any federal investigation it is a separation of powers (and no favoritism on who gets a local pass by the sheriff)
 
2021-07-21 4:21:25 PM  
"The vast majority of county sheriffs in Washington have signed a new letter promising to uphold your constitutional rights. But it is up to the sheriffs to decide what is constitutional and what's not.
It's an anxious time for those who are worried about retaining their gun rights. An anxious time for those unhappy that COVID-19 safety rules may restrict individual freedoms".


Holy shiat is this Sinclair broadcasting or Fox news? Because that is the most biased unbelievable farking headline imaginable...
 
2021-07-21 4:28:21 PM  

Geotpf: pueblonative: Geotpf: hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.

Um, a judge never does anything if a Sheriff's Deputy doesn'tarrest somebody.

No. A much better tactic would be to start yanking those army toys they give Sheriff Bubba to larp soldier.

In most (but not all) of the cases, the County Board of Supervisors or equivalent probably agrees with the Sheriff on this (IE, rural areas are run by conservatives/Republicans who are pro-guns).  So, yeah, that's not going to happen either.


I'm referring to the federal government's program
 
2021-07-21 4:37:00 PM  

pueblonative: Geotpf: pueblonative: Geotpf: hubiestubert: You know, up until the point the Sheriffs run up against their mortal enemies: judges.

Um, a judge never does anything if a Sheriff's Deputy doesn'tarrest somebody.

No. A much better tactic would be to start yanking those army toys they give Sheriff Bubba to larp soldier.

In most (but not all) of the cases, the County Board of Supervisors or equivalent probably agrees with the Sheriff on this (IE, rural areas are run by conservatives/Republicans who are pro-guns).  So, yeah, that's not going to happen either.

I'm referring to the federal government's program


Oh, ok.  I was thinking about taking away the stuff they already have by the locals.  Biden does have the ability to pause or make corrections to said program, including taking back any "controlled" property, such as weapons (non lethal stuff like medkits or computers become property of the police department), and Congress could cancel it outright or make changes.
 
2021-07-21 4:45:39 PM  

cocozilla: "The vast majority of county sheriffs in Washington have signed a new letter promising to uphold your constitutional rights. But it is up to the sheriffs to decide what is constitutional and what's not.
It's an anxious time for those who are worried about retaining their gun rights. An anxious time for those unhappy that COVID-19 safety rules may restrict individual freedoms".


Holy shiat is this Sinclair broadcasting or Fox news? Because that is the most biased unbelievable farking headline imaginable...


You guessed it.  For such a liberal city, the news is right wing bullshiat.
 
2021-07-21 4:45:44 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Strange how the more important a job is, the less qualifications you need to do it are.


... fewer...
 
2021-07-21 4:48:43 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mu town recently passed this as a f*cking ordinance - Second Amendment Sanctuary.  So now we have Chief GelBro and his Barneys making decisions on constitutional law.

It's f*cking insane.


My county passed one of those. Even though our sheriff was opposed to it and our county attorney said it was unenforceable and likely to be overturned at the first legal challenge. Fun times ahead.
 
2021-07-21 4:52:55 PM  
King County has generally elected pretty good sheriffs.   Dave Riechert may have been the last republican I ever vote for.  Mitzi Johanknecht is doing a good job, and John Urquhart likewise did, too.  Both reformers.  Even Riechert wasn't afraid to try bump against the union and fire shiatty cops.

Outside of King County, this state is pretty much meth and rednecks.   Who is the other "not signing that shiat" sheriff?
 
2021-07-21 5:15:47 PM  
Overheard a conversation on the docks between two over 60 white males. Essentially the one guy working on his yacht said he's sick of not being able to fly his treason flag without being harassed about. Guy on the other yacht said he's had death threats over showing his baby blankie on a stick.

Both guys talked about they have all the pew pew power they need on them and how at their ripe old age of ignorance they were going to pop off couple caps in dat azz if someone sneaks around the corner looking like antifa or an unbleached paper bag. Said they have nothing to lose. Then they proceeded to talk about the votes being held in area 51 where Nancy Pelosi was using syringes of Moderna to keep RealPatriots™ at bay.

It dawned on me the parallels between gang bangers and 2nd Amendys. Nothing to lose, no value for life, guns are the answer to keep territory.

Anyhow, Killing in the Name of is on repeat through my window along with a BLM sign. I bet dollars to donuts Officer Insurrectionists would come to bother me before them if there was a scuffle, despite I'm inside my own property and they are on public land that forbids firearms.

/Libbie with guns who knows it's a last resort option
//WA state is full of fundies
///I live dock adjacent on mostly dry land
 
2021-07-21 5:57:29 PM  
If the Democrats could just drop the whole dumbshiat gun control thing, so many of these problems would just go away.

If you want to defeat a Republican, deprive him of his enemy.
 
2021-07-21 6:22:36 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: If the Democrats could just drop the whole dumbshiat gun control thing, so many of these problems would just go away.

If you want to defeat a Republican, deprive him of his enemy.


At this point democracy is their enemy so no.
 
2021-07-21 7:23:56 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: If the Democrats could just drop the whole dumbshiat gun control thing, so many of these problems would just go away.

If you want to defeat a Republican, deprive him of his enemy.


Could you go into detail on this whole "dumbshiat gun control thing?"  Like, what are Democrats actually proposing?

Because it looks an awful lot to me like one more thing made up completely out of thin air.
 
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