Bucks County Oath Keepers Respond to April 10 2015 Intelligencer Article 

Press Release for Immediate Distribution April 14, 2015 Oath Keepers of Pennsylvania

Oath Keepers of Pennsylvania is a chapter of the national organization Oath Keepers which is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and Oath Keepers declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrantless searches, or to detain Americans as “enemy combatants” in violation of their ancient right to jury trial. Oath Keepers reaches out to both the current serving and veterans to remind them of their oaths, to teach them more about the Constitution they swore to defend, and to inspire them to defend it. Our motto is “Not on our watch!

We are disappointed to read the remarks of Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono quoted in the Intelligencer in the article published April 10, 2015 titled “Montco DA gets a pass on new security screening”. In the article the Sheriff is quoted as saying “I don’t think it is unreasonable to treat her as the law enforcement officer that she is,” referring to the District Attorney; and he further notes that she is the “county’s chief law enforcement officer” and that “Ferman will have to wear her badge inside the courthouse like every other LEO”. These comments are in regard to Sheriff Bono’s decision to exempt the district attorney from the security screening process that everyone must now go through.

As elected Sheriff he is the chief law enforcement officer of the county, and the district attorney is neither a sworn law enforcement officer nor has any power of arrest beyond what a regular citizen has.

The District Attorney (DA) is the chief prosecutor in the County. Though elected, the DA: must be an attorney, holds the “Office of attorney at law” (Title 42, Section 2521); is an officer of the courts and reports to the State Supreme Court. (Article V, Section 10(c) of the “1968 Pennsylvania Constitution”); cannot arrest anyone; etc. The DA is clearly a member of the Judicial Branch of government. If there is any “separation of powers” today, the DA could not possibly be part of the Executive Branch of a constitutional republic. *

In addition, even the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association clearly acknowledges on their website that the Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county.

It is our hope that Sheriff Bono would recognize the true powers of his Office and begin to exercise them and uphold his sworn Oath to our Constitution and to his constituents. The DA should not be exempt from the procedures that apply to non law enforcement officers.

*reprinted with permission from Sheriff Brigades of Pennsylvania http://www.sheriffbrigadesofpenn.com/resources/the-sheriff-is-the-chief-law-enforcement-officer/

Read the Letter to Sheriff Bono

April 14, 2015

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono

Hand Delivered

Sheriff Bono,

It is indeed disappointing to read your remarks quoted in the Intelligencer in the article published April 10, 2015 titled “Montco DA gets a pass on new security screening”. In the article you are quoted as saying “I don’t think it is unreasonable to treat her as the law enforcement officer that she is,” referring to the District Attorney; and you further note that she is the “county’s chief law enforcement officer” and that “Ferman will have to wear her badge inside the courthouse like every other LEO”. These comments are in regard to your decision to exempt the district attorney from the security screening process that everyone must now go through.

As elected Sheriff you are the chief law enforcement officer of the county, and the district attorney is neither a sworn law enforcement officer nor has any power of arrest beyond what a regular citizen has.

The District Attorney (DA) is the chief prosecutor in the County. Though elected, the DA: must be an attorney, holds the “Office of attorney at law” (Title 42, Section 2521); is an officer of the courts and reports to the State Supreme Court. (Article V, Section 10(c) of the “1968 Pennsylvania Constitution”); cannot arrest anyone; etc. The DA is clearly a member of the Judicial Branch of government. If there is any “separation of powers” today, the DA could not possibly be part of the Executive Branch of a constitutional republic. *

In addition, even the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association clearly acknowledges on their website that the Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county.

It is our hope that you would recognize the true powers of your Office and begin to exercise them and uphold your sworn Oath to our Constitution and to your constituents. The DA should not be exempt from the procedures that apply to non law enforcement officers.

Oath Keepers of Pennsylvania,

Larry Liguori, State Chapter President, Oath Keepers of Pennsylvania

paok76@embarqmail.com 570-726-4208

Tom Wise, Oath Keepers of Pennsylvania Eastern Director & PA State Constable

gij316@yahoo.com

*reprinted with permission from Sheriff Brigades of Pennsylvania http://www.sheriffbrigadesofpenn.com/resources/the-sheriff-is-the-chief-law-enforcement-officer/

 

Bucks County Oath Keepers’ Letter To The Editor:

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Dear Editor,

It was distressing to see that Central Bucks has acquired a Mine-Resistant Ambush protected or MRAP military vehicle, this is a vehicle designed for a specific mission on the battlefield and has no place in our community policing.

The aftermath of the recent police shooting in Ferguson MO and other publicized encounters across the country shows the result of the police using wartime tactics and equipment that only escalate and inflame tensions.  Police should be trained to de-escalate dangerous situations, and the use of an MRAP is contrary to that.

We oppose militarization of our municipal police forces and the escalation that military equipment and tactics bring to everyday encounters with those they serve. We oppose the insertion into the public perception of any excuse or pretext to bring to bear in our communities the military equipment of war. The use of war equipment in our towns runs contrary to traditional American visions of liberty and security, and the people should not be made to feel like they are enemy combatants.

 We do support an armored vehicle to protect our special response team when the rare dangerous situation arises, one like the Lenco Bearcat that they already possess. The most important part of officer safety is the relationship with the community, a relationship that will be damaged by the use of vehicles designed for asymmetric warfare.

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to “defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” That oath, mandated by Article VI of the Constitution itself, is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and Oath Keepers declare that they will not obey unconstitutional orders, such as orders to disarm the American people, to conduct warrant-less searches, or to detain Americans as “enemy combatants” in violation of their ancient right to jury trial. 

The Bucks County chapter of Oath Keepers opposes the acquisition of this weapon of war by the Central Bucks Special Response Team. We call for Bucks County to return it to the federal government or dispose of it in a proper manner. We call for our police to be peace officers serving and protecting our communities, not soldiers occupying domestic towns and villages.

Bucks County Chapter of Oath Keepers

 

Bucks County Oath Keepers Oppose Militarization Of Local Police

Pennsylvania Oath Keepers Andy Rumbold and Bob Frank met with local law enforcement officers to express their concerns regarding the militarization of local police departments. Oath Keepers recognize the need for officer safety and support our local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to keep our citizens safe and to uphold the constitution of the United States of America. We believe that officer safety is essential and comes through strong bonds and good relationships with the citizens, and reasonable, traditional policing.

Military weapons and vehicles have no place on U.S. streets.

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“All public officials in Pennsylvania swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth,” said Metcalfe. “Attorney General Kane’s repeated violation of her constitutional, statutory and ethical duties cannot be tolerated if our system of government is to work properly.”