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Florida Sheriff arrested for ordering the release of a man jailed on gun charges.

Sheriff Finch was arrested Tuesday. Agents say Finch altered or removed official documents and ordered corrections officers at the Liberty County Jail to free a man who had been arrested on gun charges.

FDLE says the official misconduct charge is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison if convicted.

"It could go from the fact that he could ... all the way from he'll lose his job and his law enforcement certificate to he could be reinstated," Bailey said.

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Update from Sheriff Mack trial TODAY!

Got an email last night from Richard Mack, Sheriff Finch goes on trial TODAY!

Here is part of the email:

Well, I was wrong! I never thought the case against Sheriff Nick Finch would make it to trial, but that is exactly what is going to happen, tomorrow morning, October 29, 2013 at 0900. (Happy Halloween, nothing could be creepier!) The charges against this good man have been so flimsy and frivolous that I was certain a trial would be out of the question. But the tyrants are moving forward with their agenda to stop Sheriffs in their tracks and to make them answerable to the State! This case, this abuse of authority, and the inherent injustice associated with this case, puts everything at stake that we all have fought so long for; the power and independence of the county sheriff and his duty to stand for individual liberties.

Sheriff Nick Finch Sheriff Finch did exactly what all of us have been hoping and praying for now for so many years; he nullified a gun charge and the arrest of a law-abiding citizen. So the State, under the direction of one corrupt deputy Attorney General (Willie Meggs) with complicity of an equally corrupt FL Governor, actually arrested and removed from office the duly elected Sheriff of Liberty County, Florida. Governor Scott and Mr. Meggs claim that Sheriff Finch destroyed public records when he released the innocent man arrested by one of his deputies. (You can read more about this at cspoa.org.)

A rally in support of Sheriff

A rally in support of Sheriff Finch and the right to keep and bear arms he is suffering to support will be held this Friday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. at 400 S. Monroe St. in Tallahassee, Florida. The rally will take place in the courtyard between the old and new State Capitol Buildings. Sheriff Finch will speak at the rally and he will let people know why he believes so firmly in the right to keep and bear arms and why he took the stand he took in defense of that right.

https://www.facebook.com/events/398551233592351/

Super Brochure: "Right To Bear Arms"
http://www.SuperBrochure.com/

Florida Libertarn Candidate for Governor

weighs in on this.

"Now the Libertarian challenger for Governor of Florida, Adrian Wyllie, is calling out Scott’s action, making bold assertions.

“Gov. Scott’s actions border on treason, and he must be held accountable. I’m going to see to it that he is,” said Wyllie."

http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/rick-scott-under-attack-by-...

" Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of they day; but a series of oppresssions...pursued unalterably, through every change of ministers, too plainly proove delibrate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery..."
Tho

Former Asst. State Attorney KrisAnne Hall

took on this issue yesterday morning. If you're not familiar w/who she is, she was fired from our regions State Attorney's Office for teaching various tea party, patriot groups, church groups and 9/12 groups the Constitution, The Bill of Rights etc.

She has a morning show at 6:00 am that airs IN TALLAHASSEE. If you'd like to hear what she had to say about it and the ass chewing she gave to Gov. Scott, AG Pam Bondi and the FDLE. She completely details the laws and what records were destroyed and why it was the right thing to do.

https://soundcloud.com/krisannehall/krisanne-hall-show-june-...

She has also written about it if you'd rather read it. She is taking a stand much like Adrian Wyllie has for Florida in the Liberty movement.

http://krisannehall.com/index.php/blog/182-fl-sheriff-arrest...

" Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of they day; but a series of oppresssions...pursued unalterably, through every change of ministers, too plainly proove delibrate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery..."
Tho

There's got to be more to this...

than we're being told. Why would the Governor be watching this particular Sherriff? Did somebody snitch? There's just more to this story than we're being led to believe...has the Sherriff done something in the past to make him an investigative target?
Liberty County is right next to Tallahassee, the state capitol...so proximity could play a role...but still, this just doesn't add-up.

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BC
Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

it appears that a Liberty County

employee reported the incident to FDLE which prompted the investigation.

I think that it is interesting that complaint would likely have been with regards to not enforcing the conceal carry law but after the FDLE investigation the charges are of records destruction. Make ya wonder doesn't it --- that it may be perfectly legal for a Sheriff to refust to enforce an unlawful "law", rendering it NULL & VOID.

" Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of they day; but a series of oppresssions...pursued unalterably, through every change of ministers, too plainly proove delibrate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery..."
Tho

Liberty County Jail

That's a funny name for a prison.

And denying someone their

And denying someone their rights under color of law is a felony too, and
while preferring charges, I'm recalling there is citizen action right now in Florida for citizens reinvigorating the grand juries, and the sheriff usually calls the grand juries.

It's this type of nonsense that leads to revolutions, when big shots do everything to violate people's rights, and come right face to face with the organized elected citizens at the local level themselves IE The People, without which there is no lawful Republic. In fact, it's what started the American Revolution. I mean *crap*, you are dealing with a local issue from the representative of the local people themselves, over an issue that is so plain, the government has to be revolting against the people. The public servants need to learn their place.

And it was also in Florida that the FBI murdered a man in cold blood when he didn't wanted to sign their confession. An indictment and arrest warrant should have been issued last week.

THAT really NEEDS a grand jury indictment for murder. Florida needs diligent citizens on grand juries right now, that will indict government officials, from felonies for denying someone their constitutional rights under color of law, to cold blood murder.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Thank you Sheriff Finch

I hope this backfires bigtime on the control freaks.

FWIW - I don't know about Florida law, but the governor
having the power to fire a sheriff does not sound right
at all. I'm going to check on just what the law is on this
in my own state...

if this passes, say goodbye

if this passes, say goodbye to sherrifs putting their necks out.....and i really hope im full of bs here, because this man should be praised not his liberty threatened

Did Parrish have a permit

for concealed carry? I don't see that info anywhere either in the news article or the arrest of the sheriff. If he did, then Sgt. Hoagland had no right to arrest him. Or...maybe when Parrish's brother came to visit him in jail, he brought the permit and showed it to the Sheriff, hence his release. Too much information missing from article. Bad journalism.

Sent in email to Gov Scott;

Gov. Scott,

I am writing to you as a concerned citizen on your recent actions concerning Sheriff Finch. Unless Mr. Parish was a previously convicted felon, I view his possession of a firearm as his right under the 2nd Amendment. Unless he had threatened the arresting officer Hoagland, and I don't see any evidence of that, Sheriff Finch was within his authority to release Parish and delete paperwork that had no admin value. I am requesting that you reinstate Sheriff Finch right away. Sounds like a man who understands his oath to uphold the Constitution and citizens' rights.

sincerely,
D. Langdon

RP R3VOLution

Convicted felon? Why would

Convicted felon? Why would that even matter if he was!? Lmao. The 2nd amendment is absolute man...

juan maldonado

deacon's picture

question

why would it matter if he was a felon or not?
that term in unconst at best
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I don't disagree

felons after they've paid their debt to society, have a right to defend themselves; against intruders or tyrants.

I merely brought it up as a possible reason why Sgt. Hoagland might have thought the arrest should stick.

RP R3VOLution

Citizens' arrest of the governor is required.

Good luck.

Or...

Can citizens petition for a recall of the Governor?

Can some state official (so authorized) declare the Governor unfit for office?

What would the Founders do?

deacon's picture

i was under the impression

that only a coroner could arrest a sheriff
the sheriff's duty is to the const state federal first and foremost
so how could he be arrested for doing his job?
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

The governor is wrong

The following article was posted on the meetup group in Florida...

http://www.cpflorida.com/2013/06/06/florida-governor-rick-sc...

Florida Governor Rick Scott Arrests Liberty County Sheriff – for defending the 2nd Amendment?

This week Liberty County Florida Sheriff, Nick Finch, was arrested by Governor Rick Scott for appearing to stand in defense of the Constitution and honoring his Oath of Office.

Sheriff Finch believes the Second Amendment means what it says, that our Right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. It appears what Sheriff Finch did was well within his authority and in full compliance with the rules and regulations for records retention and destruction. It appears Sheriff Finch was trying to prevent the government from eroding your Liberty.

Sheriff Finch made the decision to not pursue a charge against Floyd Parish, which appears to be well within the authority of the Sheriff to do. Upon making that decision, Sheriff Finch removed Parish’s file from the records and removed his name from the jail log. Attorney Kris Anne Hall says this was within his authority as well.

You can contact Gov. Rick Scott at: http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/

Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

(850) 488-7146

We also recommend that you contact the Florida Sheriffs Association and ask where they stand on this issue and what they plan to do about it. The Florida Sheriffs Association has voiced their defense of the Second Amendment but we know words mean nothing, only the actions that back them.

http://www.flsheriffs.org/

Thanks!

Thanks for the Florida Sheriff's group link. I'd already written to Governor Scott earlier, and just sent another message to the sheriffs asking them to support Finch, and request that the charges be dropped and Sheriff Finch reinstated.