I missed Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher today on WGMD’s The Bill Collie Show.
But really I missed nothing, since there was nothing new in his arguments for expanded powers for his office.
One point that he didn’t spend a lot of time on is the fact that the County Council will be holding a hearing Monday morning at 10:00 am in regards to the deputy that was accused of improper use of county equipment. This is the case that accuses the deputy of using a county vehicle for personal use among other charges.
Sheriff Christopher did make one statement about the council “SPYING” on his department, I can only assume this is in reference to the GPS units on the sheriff’s department vehicles that were used to determine that the deputy was using the vehicle after hours. To call this spying seems a bit paranoid since it is my understanding that most if not all of the county’s vehicles have these GPS units installed.
The sheriff again stated his belief that he is standing on constitutional grounds in seeking the expansion of powers for his department. Unfortunately he never goes beyond saying that it is a constitutional issue, and gives not basis for that beyond the over used term, “conservator of the peace”.
He spoke of all of the people from across this nation who support him, this gives me as a states rights person great concern. This will and should be settled in Delaware, I would advise those people across the nation to spend their time removing the beam from their own eye.
Here is a link to WGMD, it is about twenty minutes long.