Sheriffs Bushwhacked

• Delaware attorney general strips county sheriffs of arrest powers

By Pat Shannan

Sussex County, Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher, 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 February 24, State Solicitor L.W. Lewis said that neither the state nor the common law grants arrest powers to the county sheriffs.


It would appear that Lewis is a little confused. The office of sheriff was created more than a century before the official founding of the United States. Delaware’s first sheriff took office in 1669.

Christopher tells AMERICAN FREE PRESS that the two administrations prior to his—as far back as 2000—began to notice a reduction in funding and the chipping away of powers of the office in general.

“Now my deputies and I have been relieved of all arrest powers and can’t even make a traffic stop,” he said. “Delaware has only three counties. . . The other two sheriffs . . . will not stand up with me” to prevent the elimination of county law enforcement, he said.

During an interview at the Las Vegas Sheriffs Conference in January, Christopher told AFP that the impotence of his office was brought home to him when he was hit in the eye and kicked by County Councilman Vance Phillips but was unable to arrest him.

Beau Biden’s questionable ruling against the longtime tradition of the sheriff being the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the county because of election by the people means the state’s usurpation of the office appears to be a forthcoming fact.

County spokesman Chip Guy announced, “The opinion from the attorney general’s office reinforces what has long been the position of the county [that] Delaware sheriffs and their deputies do not have arrest powers and are not in the same vein as state police or municipal officers.”

Pat Shannan

Pat Shannan is an AFP contributing editor and the author of several best-selling videos and books.

5 Comments on Sheriffs Bushwhacked

  1. The State’s Attorney General cannot over step the Constitution. And the Sheriff should have arrested him for trying. This Sheriff does not know his own authority. And THAT is the problem with Americans. We don’t know ‘who’ we are or what we have power over. WE ARE THE POWER OF OUR COUNTRY. And the elected Sheriff has power over any and all, including the President, let alone a puny little of SAG. IGNORANCE is the sole problem with Americans in America. Ignorance to our Constitution and what it declares. PLEASE GO AND READ IT. Understand it and then USE IT!
  2. I believe the first step is to clarify the role of government in a “free” country.

    “It is not for the government to administer the affairs of men like they are doing now, but to administer JUSTICE among men who conduct their own affairs!” Our Constitution, the most significant writing by mankind since the Magna Carta and before that, the Bible, on which they are both based, supposedly clarifies the process of Justice (due process of law), but as we all can see, our younger generations with fresh, uncluttered minds are losing respect for the law. WHY? Is it because the “law” has lost its right to earn respect?

    Politics and religion are strange bedfellows, but we must combine them if we are to avoid conflicts. From Buddha, to Jesus, to the Prophet Muhammad, I believe the main message is: “Treat other folks as you like to be treated!”; that is the objective of our common law, by the way, which has since been twisted into Admiralty Law, that unlawfully interprets the plaintiff as “The People of the State of xxxxx” (That’s a lot of people against you, when in actual reality its only the DA, fresh out of law school, trying to get a raise).

    In conclusion, we have to get involved in our government. LEARN YOUR RIGHTS! You don’t have any if you don’t know them. Read the Constitution. Over 2.5 million service men (and women) gave their lives in defense of our Constitution, and more than likely a few of your relatives are included. Don’t let them down! They would be rolling over in their graves if you did.

  3. If it wasn’t for the fact that the overwhelming majority of the sheeple have become brain dead zombies more interested in “Dancing with the Stars” than the state of our nation, we might have a chance of reversing the tide of liberty slipping into the abyss.

  4. In order to conceal the sedition and treason of the American Bar Association, IT WAS NECESSARY TO CONVINCE THE ONLY NON-LAWYERS in law enforcement of their diminished role.

    This was done by lawyers and judges using case law to misrepresent the authority of the sheriff.

    Here’s what happened…

    The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution clearly indicates the intent and scope of the document.

    The first action item on the list – ESTABLISH JUSTICE – is a necessity for the remaining actions. Without JUSTICE a government cannot insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.

    The U.S. Constitution is not Dead, Dead, Dead.

    JUSTICE was entrusted to the Judicial Branch which has failed to acknowledge and accept that the judiciary has been undermined by state supreme court actions which has affected every court in the country and caused the current Constitutional Crisis.

    The American Bar Association presented their MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT to each state supreme court to enact into law.

    BUT, WHY?

    After 200 years, WHY was it necessary to enact the Model Rules into law?

    Why do it quietly over 25 years? (1984 New Jersey to 2009 Maine)

    The Model Rules of Professional Conduct include Rule 1.6 “Confidentiality of Information.”


    When judicial misconduct or injustice occurs, Rule 1.6 Confidentiality triggers a denial of constitutionally protected rights to litigants without any recourse within the state, without equal or ANY protection of the law.

    Attorneys General, District Attorneys, Prosecutors – Every level of law enforcement and the judiciary within the state are prohibited from action to address the corruption of the judiciary. The only exception, the Sheriffs, have been incorrectly convinced of their diminished responsibilities…by lawyers, the Attorneys General and the courts.


    When a litigant turns to the Federal Government for help, they are ignored.

    By 1998 after 90% of the states had enacted the Model Rules into LAW, the McDade-Murtha Amendment (28 U.S.C. 530B) required Department of Justice staff and U.S. Attorneys to follow the Model Rules of Professional Conduct enacted in the respective state.


    The Federal District Courts across the country have enacted “LOCAL RULES” which require attorneys to follow the Model Rules of Professional Conduct enacted in the respective state. The Confidentiality causes a further denial of due process. Cases are summarily dismissed under improper doctrine or fictional inferences, while the court deliberately neglects to acknowledge the facts OR the denial of constitutional rights.

    The Constitutional Challenge of Rule 1.6 was filed to address SPECIFICALLY AND ONLY the constitutional issue. A pre-emptive constitutional challenge of a state law which collaterally results in the loss of rights and liberties. The state courts dockets, records and actions would demonstrate the unconstitutional issue. After, the litigants could return to the state court with their previously ignored rights available to them.

    The Federal District Court improperly dismissed the Constitutional Challenge of Rule 1.6 which had been filed and served on 56 United States Attorneys General.

    The Federal District Court failed to certify the law being challenged with each state. Certification is a process where the federal courts request that the state supreme courts indicate if the challenged law is constitutional.

    The Federal District Court Clerk neglected to certify the matter with any state. The failure to follow the federal law was ignored. The District Court Clerk is a lawyer MANDATED to Confidentiality by Rule 1.6.


    EVERY ONE of the 56 United States Attorneys General failed to answer the challenge and DEFAULTED (as was appropriate and expected). Yet, the challenge was dismissed by the District Court.

    The 56 state attorneys general, parties and witnesses to this injustice, did nothing. They are lawyers mandated to remain silent pursuant to Rule 1.6 Confidentiality.

    No lawyer may expose the unconstitutional affect of Rule 1.6 without violating it and facing disciplinary action.

    Those disciplinary actions are also kept confidential under Rule 1.6.


    The Federal Circuit Courts across the country have enacted “LOCAL RULES” which require attorneys to follow the Model Rules of Professional Conduct enacted in the respective state. The Confidentiality causes a further denial of due process constitutional rights when appeals are not handled according to the applicable law. Facts are ignored. The litigant is further denied justice without explanation which erodes justice and destroys the integrity of the judiciary.

    The Federal Circuit Court affirmed the district court dismissal of the Constitutional Challenge and refused reconsideration en banc to address an issue of national importance. The careless paperwork indicated their deliberate and ADMITTED failure to address the issues raised on appeal.


    The Constitutional Challenge litigants who had been denied “access to the court for redress of grievances” were never permitted the opportunity to address the federal district court or the circuit court in person.





    All of which could well have been written and executed by the lawyers in the court offices AND left unexplained and ignored by Rule 1.6 Confidentiality.

    The actions of the judicial branch to conceal that

    – their judicial independence had been compromised
    – their jurisdiction was invalid and
    – their integrity undermined by a ‘law’ improperly and unconstitutionally enacted by each state supreme court without proper construction by any state legislature and without the signature of any Governor.

    Misinformed by lawyers mandated to CONFIDENTIALITY,

    – Non-Lawyer state representatives fail to act.
    – Non-Lawyer state senators fail to act.
    – Non-Lawyer governors fail to act.

    The MANDATE of CONFIDENTIALITY prevents the state supreme courts from any corrective action.


    Provided by the American Bar Association and enacted by each state supreme court from 1984 (New Jersey) to 2009 (Maine), this ‘law’ which usurped the authority and independence of the court; caused a lack of jurisdiction; undermined the integrity of the judiciary; and had nullified the U.S. Constitution.

    The American Bar Association which has affiliated organizations which exist within every level of state and federal courts AND every level of state and federal law enforcement.

    American Bar Association membership includes lawyers, judges and court personnel, senators and representatives, governors and attorneys general.


    The CONFIDENTIALITY by the ABA membership has caused the Constitutional Crisis which the United States is experiencing. That CONFIDENTIALITY prevents them from actions which expose the unconstitutional law. That CONFIDENTIALITY prevents them from taking any corrective action.


    The American People have noticed the government’s disregard for the U.S. Constitution.
    The American People have recognized the overwhelming disinformation in the news media.
    The American People have been terrorized by corruption ignored by lawyers and judges.
    The American People are denied justice when lawyers are MANDATED to conceal the corruption and injustice of unconstitutional laws.
    The Judicial Branch who was uniquely entrusted with JUSTICE find themselves incapable of acknowledging that they have been undermined. Rule 1.6 MANDATES that they keep their downfall CONFIDENTIAL. The MANDATE OF CONFIDENTIALITY prevents corrective action by persons mandated to follow the RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

    The American Bar Association presented their MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT to each state supreme court to enact into law.

    BUT, WHY?

    After 200 years, WHY was it necessary to enact the Model Rules into law?

    Why do it quietly over 25 years? (1984 New Jersey to 2009 Maine)


    – The Foreclosure Crisis brought about using fraudulent and robo-signed documents affected over 40 million people without mercy.
    – Kids For Cash continued for years affecting 4,000 families. There was no intervention until Judge Ann Lokuta called the FBI. FBI investigated and prosecuted. Ann Lokuta was disciplined and removed from the bench (Rule 1.6 violation).
    – The destructive injustice of Family Court judges nationwide annihilates families and leads too many people to suicide.
    — The FBI’s Operation Greylord decimated the Cook County Courthouse in Chicago. In the end—through undercover operations that used honest and very courageous judges and lawyers posing as crooked ones… and with the strong assistance of the Cook County court and local police, 92 officials had been indicted, including 17 judges, 48 lawyers, eight policemen, 10 deputy sheriffs, eight court officials, and one state legislator. Nearly all were convicted, most of them pleading guilty.

    The ABA acted to make sure corruption like that was never exposed again by making it illegal to prosecute judicial corruption and injustice by mandating CONFIDENTIALITY.

    Feeble denials that Rule 1.6 Confidentiality of Information does not directly indicate any MANDATE demonstrate the duplicity of the ABA actions – Each Rule includes Comments which explain the application of the rule. If you want to do something evil, do it inside something boring, or unnecessary.

    Duplicity is further exposed when people misrepresent that the state constitution ALLOWS the courts to enact the laws. THEY ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS paraphrase and fail to include the condition that the laws enacted by the courts cannot abridge the substantive rights protected by the state constitutions and the US Constitution.


    The refusal to acknowledge the incomprehensible amount of irreparable damage done to tens of millions of Americans is not an acceptable reason for perpetuating the injustice to Americans. A treasonous organization has deliberately and intentionally committed sedition to undermine the government of the United States. They have conspired and acted to conceal their actions by manipulating the law. They have coordinated their efforts and infiltrating every level of law enforcement. They have organized and trained their membership to continue their actions without mercy denying human rights, civil rights, constitutional rights. The same tactics which were used in Germany and led to a Holocaust.

    A CEASE AND DESIST letter was sent to the American Bar Association and every affiliated organization on August 29, 2014 with instructions to stop all operations and activities. The ABA has defiantly failed to reply or heed the letter.


    The Judiciary and Government must face responsibility for the corruption and injustice. Prosecute the corrupt and unjust.

    Those who took an oath to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States are now presented with the opportunity to act in accordance with their oath.

    The U.S. Constitution REQUIRES some preserving, protecting and defending.

    An unconstitutional state law has undermined the judicial branch of state and federal government. The repugnant law threatens and affects domestic tranquility, the common defense, the general welfare and the blessings of LIBERTY.

    We the People of the United States, DEMAND THAT THE GOVERNMENT

    2. insure domestic Tranquility,
    3. provide for the common defense,
    4. promote the general Welfare, and
    5. secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,
    returning to the principles established in the Constitution for the United States of America.

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