posted on Nov, 15 2011 @ 07:03 PM
If in fact the sheriffs have this power, maybe this is an opportunity for OWS to change tactics.
Get the sheriffs to do the dirty work for us, while we stand right there with them backing them up. At each locale have a meeting and find common
ground on one thing the feds are doing in the community and/or state that they have no right doing. Then have a spokesperson approach the sheriff with
documentation in hand regarding the actions of those sheriffs in the article and then see if s/he will also support similar actions with respect to
the common ground that was reached earlier. If the sheriff is willing, then ask if they would also try to get other sheriff departments over the state
to in effect form a coalition throughout the state to protect each other from the feds.
I think this is one of the pitfalls of OWS, there is not enough unity within the community. If a grassroots thing like this could get started, then
the people would have the sheriff doing the speaking for the community. Much easier to get a message across that way. It will also build the unity
within the communities to really make things happen. It will also start rebuilding some trust between the citizens and leo. Part of the problem OWS is
having is that it is hard to cleanup the neighborhood if your own house is dirty. In order to succeed, OWS must have the will of the people, and if
supported by local leo then all the much better.
One thing that could happen is where ever these events have occurred, get OWS to move some people to the sheriff departments. Not in protest, but in
support of the department. Not a lot, but enough to have a presence but not enough to be an obstacle to the people they are supporting. There is a lot
of opportunity here if OWS chooses to capitalize on it and the infiltrators will not be as effective.
edit on 15-11-2011 by Skewed because: (no reason given)