For months, the Black Lives Matter and Antifa movements have gone unchecked when it comes to their behavior in American streets. They claim to be peaceful and want nothing more than their voice to be heard yet looting and violence follow them wherever they go. Since the Democrats aren’t standing up to the movements, a Florida sheriff is taking it upon himself to send out a clear message to the so-called peaceful movements.
First posted to YouTube, Sheriff Darryl Daniels expressed his concerns about the Black Lives Matter movements and gave a word of warning for any members who seek to spread their message of hate in his state. Daniels said, “Look folks, don’t fall victim to subjecting yourself to this conversation that law enforcement is bad, that law enforcement is the enemy of the citizens that we’re sworn to protect and serve.”
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“God is absent from the media’s message or Black Lives Matter or any other group out there that’s making themselves a spectacle, disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country. In Clay County, we have a great quality of life, we have a great relationship with our community.”
Sherriff Daniels didn’t stop there as he went on to give a word of warning to the lawlessness that has spread throughout the country. “Lawlessness — that’s unacceptable in this country. Lawlessness — that’s unacceptable in Clay County,” Daniels said. “If you threaten to come to Clay County and think that for one second we’ll bend our backs for you, you’re sadly mistaken.”
Talking about the riots that have taken over cities like Portland, Oregon, Sherriff Daniels hopes to avoid any confrontation but didn’t shy away from making it crystal clear that he and his officers would do whatever it takes to protect their city.
Daniels said, “Yes, we’ll protect your constitutional rights as long as you remain under the umbrella of peaceful protest or peaceful march, but the second that you out from up under the protection of the Constitution, we’ll be waiting on you,” he warned. “And we’ll give you everything you want — all the publicity, all the pain, all the glamor and glory for all that five minutes will give you.”
To end his message, Daniels made it inherently clear that he would exercise his right as a sheriff to deputize every legal gun owner in the city to help combat riots and looting. “If we can’t handle you, you know what I’ll do? I will exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I will make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county,” he said. “And I’ll deputize them for this one purpose: to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility. That’s what we’re sworn to do, and that’s what we’re going to do. You’ve been warned,”
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on January 3, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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