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Grant County Sheriff Accused Of Helping Refuge Occupiers

 

Sheriff Palmer

This article comes from KATU TV News

By Bob Heye, KATU News Friday, February 19th 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. — Grant County’s sheriff is under state investigation after complaints about his conduct during the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

There were apparently concerns Sheriff Glenn Palmer might have been passing information to the occupiers during the standoff.

He was apparently kept out of the loop about plans for the traffic stop that led to the arrest of Ammon Bundy and several others, and the shooting death of LaVoy Finicum.

Now Palmer is facing more than half a dozen complaints – some from law enforcement agencies – about his actions during the standoff.

Palmer is outspoken about gun rights and is sympathetic to anti-government protesters. The sheriff’s office even posted a video clip featuring Palmer on its website.

“People are tired of the oppression from their government,” he says in the video. “And at some point it’s got to stop or we’re gonna have problems.”

But complaints, including one from the John Day 911 center and John Day’s chief of police to Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training claim Palmer stepped over the line during the refuge standoff, helping keep the militia informed of law enforcement efforts to end the occupation.

“We received a number of complaints from residents of Grant County alleging misconduct, or potential misconduct, by Sheriff Palmer,” said Eriks Gabliks, spokesman for DPSST.

The DPSST replied to the complaints by saying its preliminary investigation shows Palmer’s actions “may violate the Board’s certification standards.” That means Palmer could be stripped of his state law enforcement credentials.

“They appear to be very serious and require that we look into them, and we’ve asked the Oregon Department of Justice to conduct the investigation on our behalf,” Gabliks said.

It wouldn’t be the first time the DPSST has taken action against a sheriff. In 2008, Multnomah County Sheriff Bernie Giusto resigned as the DPSST was wrapping up an investigation into alleged misconduct by Giusto.

Palmer declined KATU’s request for comment.

The DPSST said it is not clear how long the Oregon Department of Justice investigation into Palmer’s actions may take.

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71 comments

  1. Well that will be interesting. I wonder what the investigation will be able to uncover. My guess would be not very much, but if one of the militia members rats him out, that would be high drama. I wonder where the legal line is and what charges in this kind of situation even look like. I imagine LEOs take a pretty dim view of passing information on to armed people who make not very veiled threats against LEOs.

    The most interesting thing will be the next election.

    1. Strange that they left him out of the loop on the ambush, yet it is at the sherrifs discretion if the feds even get to set foot in the county or not. seems like he is in a position of power to sue or at least make a very strong political stand.

      1. A sheriff has NO jurisdiction to keep anyone out of their county – law enforcement or otherwise. Perhaps you could cite some law that supports your contention?

        1. The County Sheriff is the ranking LEO in the County. He can protect and defend the State Constitution and the United States Constitution against all usurpations… and that means Federal Police actions that are contrary to said constitutions. All warrants have to go through him if they are for people in his County.

          1. You sir, are absolutely correct. The county sheriff is the ranking LEO in any county in the United States.

          2. Actually he is not just the senior LEO he is the senior EXECUTIVE OFFICER.Therefore he is absolute top dog in his area of influence.Even the military is beholden to his authority.

        2. James: Supreme court decision Printz v. United States (95-1478), 521 U.S. 898 (1997). In Mack/Printz v USA, the U S Supreme Court declared that the states or their political subdivisions, “are not subject to federal direction.” The issue of federal authority is defined even further in this most powerful Tenth Amendment decision. The two sheriffs who brought the suit objected to being forced into federal service without compensation pursuant to some misguided provisions of the Brady Bill. The sheriffs sued the USA (Clinton adm.) and won a major landmark case in favor of States’ Rights and local autonomy. In this ruling by the Supreme Court, some amazing principles were exposed regarding the lack of power and authority the federal government actually has. In fact, this is exactly the issue addressed by the court when Justice Scalia opined for the majority stating, “…the Constitution’s conferral upon Congress of not all governmental powers, but only discreet, enumerated ones.”

          Scalia then quotes the basis of the sheriffs’ suit in quoting the Tenth Amendment which affirms the limited powers doctrine, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution…are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” To clarify this point, we need to understand that the powers and jurisdiction granted to the federal government are few, precise, and expressly defined. The feds have their assignments within constitutional boundaries and the states have theirs, as well. Scalia also mentions this, “It is incontestable that the Constitution established a system of dual sovereignty” and that the states retained “a residuary and inviolable sovereignty.” Scalia even goes so far as to detail who is responsible to keep the federal government in their proper place, if or when they

          decide to go beyond their allotted authority. In doing so he quotes James Madison, considered to be the father of our Constitution, “The local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority [federal government] than the general authority is subject to them, within its own sphere.” (The Federalist # 39) Thus, the federal government has no more authority to compel the states or the counties to do anything, no more so than the Prime Minister of Canada has. Taken from the Constitutional Law Enforcement Association.

    2. You mean armed me trying to free land criminally held by tin star wearing men. Article I, section 8, clause 17.

    3. BPST should apply to all Police personnel, not just he “one” they disagree with. He’s a great Sheriff, he protects the people in his County and respects the Constitution, unlike those in Power running Oregon. Not everybody is in agreement with this crime on the part of the Fed’s, who manipulated the state police to do their duty work. Even the legislators are on board with this cover-up, just passing house Bill 4087 that shields the names of the Officers that killed Mr. Finicum. Oregon is Corruption at it’s finest, from the governor down to city hall.

    4. Here is an interesting quote for you Ed.
      “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” Frederick Douglass

  2. There will not be any charges. The investigation is designed to keep him quiet. That is why they said they did not know how long the investigation would take. They will drag it out for as long as necessary.

    1. I do not disagree with your analysis. That is part of why I maintain this sheriff’s next election will likely be where the rubber meets the road. If a majority of voters are way into the sovereign citizen movement, then he wins in a walk. I have a feeling that might not be the case.

      1. The sheriff has been an outspoken constitutional sheriff for a long time. I think he will win his next election. He hates western Oregon politicians and they hate him. This investigation is just like the numerous investigations pushed against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. All of those investigations were bogus.

        1. Palmer is a fine sheriff of the highest integrity. He has been this for a long time, hence he has enemies in high places that would love to take him out. He is a good man.

      2. Ed, the protesters are not “sovereign citizens”; they are citizens, period. And if an election does anything, it puts a local and regional spotlight on the facts. If you don’t get patriotically sickened by the story here, then you have become a victim and facilitator of establishment narrative, or worse. Furthermore, these people are not “anti-government”. They are anti-unconstitutional government, like cancer doctors are not anti-cell, they are anti-cancer cell. Your terminology here ought to be viewed as at least a bit curious.

  3. Ed,
    You are obviously NOT from Grant Co, OR. You don’t know Sheriff Palmer, and I’m guessing you are some kind of troll. No one who actually uses this site would use a phony term, like being ‘way into the sovereign citizen movement’ . Being from that area, I know that Sheriff Palmer had, and has, the support of the residents of Grant Co.

    Everyone who reads this needs to voice their support for Sheriff Palmer. He is one of the GOOD guys! He puts his money where his OATH is; and OK’ers everywhere need to rally behind him. I guarantee you, the People of Grant Co, ARE!

    1. You can’t pretend to be for freedom of expression, and then cry conspiracy every time somebody politely disagrees with you. I am paid by nobody for my time here. Why does this end of the spdctrum always think salary is involved?

      I suppose I was an anthropology major and I find subcultures fascinating, folks with similar backgrounds to mine, but who ended up in a radically different spot. Other Internet tangents do not accuse visitors of being paid to disagree, as a comparison.

      If sovereign citizen is an incorrect term, please enlighten me. The whole, sheriff as the highest official thing, falls apart for me. When you read about it, it seems to include removing or killing sheriffs who do not pass, a poorly described, constitutional muster. The difference between that, and a simple armed mob escapes me. The Bundys want the sheriff to be top dog, except when a sheriff disagrees with them. How is that different from largest armed group wins? Why would voters find that idea attractive? How you would run your alternative system, at a nuts and bolts level, matters. Just typing constitution in all caps does little.

        1. THE SHERIFF – MORE POWER THAN THE PRESIDENT:
          What Sheriff Mack says proves that the sheriff is the highest governmental authority in his county. Within that jurisdiction – inside his county – the sheriff has more power than the governor of his state. Indeed, the sheriff has more power in his county than the President of the United States. In his county, he can overrule the President and kick his people out. Remember, the President has few and limited powers.

          What? The sheriff can do that? He’s not just a character in a movie? That’s right. Not only can the sheriff do that; sheriffs have already done that, more than once. Most Americans are not aware of that because lying, conspiracy scumbags like Rush Humbug, Shallow Sean Hannitwerp and Hugh Blewitt (a lawyer) etc., haven’t told them.This a partial from an article from Alan Stang.Educate yourself.Read the full article at
          http://www.newswithviews.com/Stang/alan192.htm

      1. While calling for a cease-fire between psychokat and Ed, I would remind readers that personal flames directed to a person instead of to what the person said, are discouraged here, for quality of consciousness considerations. We tend to address the more difficult topics in today’s societal storm, and we need as much objectivity as we can muster. I thank all readers here for helping with that.

        One thing strikes me about Ed’s remark –

        “The whole, sheriff as the highest official thing, falls apart for me.”

        Ed, I think I may be able to help. And we can bounce off of the “sovereign” thing while we’re at it. Consider reading my take on sovereignty, which is in our Academy, please — https://oathkeepers.org/the-clue-in-the-two-letter-word/

        Jefferson got it right when he tapped into the subtle and inherent meaning behind the term “unalienable rights”, which we are born with, and which no man-made government anywhere has any moral right to violate. We the People formed our States, and through them we formed the General government in Washington D.C. Yet neither our States nor our General government has any sovereignty in their structures, but what sovereignty We The People extend thereto. Ours is the connection to Nature, or Nature’s God, as Jefferson put it. What the mind of man can create to control human behavior has bounds which could challenge a higher law only in error. The source of sovereignty is the Creator, which is always connected with the Created, which are We The People. The whole interface of every part of the Constitution verifies that principle. And that is the principle which the American Revolution rendered to a world which previously had held that the ruler was the “sovereign” by a mind-set or belief in the consensus-held myth of the “divine right of kings”.

        So do please read that linked article and contemplate. Thank you.
        As to the Sheriff’s station among the People, all Oath Keepers is saying is that the Sheriff is the highest elected law enforcement officer in his County. And because he is elected by the People in his jurisdiction he has an obligation to shield his citizenry from State or Federal incursion. This is in harmony with the concept of We The People holding over our States and General government the power to either extend outward from our sovereign souls a portion of our sovereignty for the empowerment of our government, or denying our consent should we so desire, at our will. That was the prevalent attitude among the Founders, and they enumerated and granted certain authorities and/or powers, while specifically denying others, or reserving those to the States, or to the People.

        At the level in which individual Americans live they tend to see themselves as part of respective communities, and a conglomerate of communities compose a State, and the Union of our States compose the nation (for better or worse, eh?). But the point is that the Sheriff has a Constitutional duty to protect the People in his County against government abuse, such as a berserk BLM putting 71 out of 72 ranches out of business in Clark County (with the 72nd now in jeopardy since Cliven Bundy has been locked up). There is a growing number of Sheriffs across America who are learning about this, learning to see it this way, and they are motivated to see it thusly because of government over-reach which is pinching their constituents into desperation.

        I can’t promise to find time to check back with you on this, (I’m still fighting for minutes to reply to Doc on another thread), but I hope you’ll read that link above and think on it.
        Salute!
        Elias Alias, editor

    2. I only wish Oath Keepers had gotten involved in the beginning, and there would most likely have been a favorable outcome in Oregon. The ranchers do not have the military experience or tactical expertise necessary to carry out a mission of this caliber. In addition, our Vets and Patriot LEOs would have been able to ferret out the infiltrators, and would have been able to offer other strategies, rather than boxing themselves in at the Refuge. Now the feds have been empowered to make retro arrests back to the supporters of Bundy Ranch, including ALL Oath Keepers. We now have an even bigger battle to fight, and must pull together as a unified force against the enemy within. May God help us all and give us Divine Guidance to be able to defeat this tyranny!

  4. The Bundys and their supporters are imprisoned with threats to indict more persons tied to the occupation of Malheur Refuge.
    They are isolated from the rest of the world and must labor under the silence imposed upon them while the FBI has at its disposal every reporting agency available, print, television, video media, as well radio.
    Time and again information has been disseminated by the FBI that intentionally scandalizes the Bundys, effectively trying them in the public docket without being able to defend themselves.
    Now, they are doing the same thing to sheriff Palmer.
    This conduct is outrageous and has got to stop.

  5. ” . . . and is sympathetic to anti-government protesters.”

    This is media spin that we have to counter. The fedgov is very close to attempting sedition charges, again, and anti-government is the first step towards accomplishing that.

    We are anti-government over reach or anti-big gov, etc. but not anti-government. We the People created the government how can we be against it.

    1. Hey Zeb!

      “We the People created the government…”

      And how! Why, just look at all the people we the people have been voting into office to recreate… government, that those dead old white guys… originally created!

      Is it going to be Oath Keeper Trump? Oath Keeper Cruz? Oath Keeper Bernie?

      Go ahead. Start ticking off the names of all those “Oath Keepers” in D.C. that we the people voted for. Let’s slim it down to those who we the people Oath Keepers voted for. Name some names and then I’ll do some research to see if they are actually, really-really, honestly, Oath Keepers servants. Got yer consteetootion out for references?

      1. Beautifully and scathingy done!

        Dead-nuts on.

        Seems that most everyone talks the walk of ‘Oath Keeping’, yet when confronted with individual choice in life and in elections, the talkers settle for what is offered…because, of course, ‘our turd’ is better that ‘their turd’ and we cannot allow the ‘Dems or Repubs’ (whichever ‘team’ you align with…lol) to ‘gain power’ , right?

        Factually, ‘we’ empower that which is openly destroying us as we flail around in the paradigm created for us.

    2. Zeb, You are exactly right! We aren’t anti-government, we are anti-lawless government! At any level! The feds have become lawless in just about every way possible! Interestingly, we see far more complaints about federal lawlessness then we do with states.lawlessness, and that is because the feds have no authority in most cases within the states! They are stepping on state rights! And our rights! If they aren’t returned to the box the constitution defines for them, then we are done! No rule of law! No constitutional republic! It’s over! We are there! It is time for the states to step up! We don’t have any time left to talk, they must act now!

  6. For over a week now, none of my comments will appear, including the one I wrote earlier today in support of Sheriff Palmer. I don’t know if I’ve been banned from posting on Oath Keepers articles or if there’s a technical reason my posts are not getting through. But it seems odd that the only 3 comments (out of about 12) which posted the past week+ are my 3 “Test” posts saying I can’t post! Oh well, I’ll just stay posting on InfoWars.

    1. I really can’t find any reason why your posts are not getting through. I’ve got your email address and if I can figure it out I’ll send you a note. Thank you for trying to post here, and thank you for reading here. Very sorry for the difficulty.
      Salute!
      Elias Alias, editor

  7. Stay the course Sheriff. They are attempting to silence you through intimidation and threats. See the Fed’s cannot have any local Sheriff’s deploy the power each county Sheriff wields and holds. If I were that Sheriff I would have my deputies prepare to arrest any Fed’s who have come in to disrupt the Sheriff agency’s functions. Let them ask to come in and investigate but they cannot disrupt. Hold the Fed’s to the supreme law of the land- Constitution. The Sheriff still has a job to do. Use the tools you have and to hell with political correctness.

    1. Isn’t funny how the feds can use intimidation and threats against We the People. But if we the people stand up against their tyranny, we end up in jail. Impeding Federal officers from doing their job through intimidation and threats. Isn’t that what the Bundy’s are being charged with? So now the feds are doing basically the same to Sheriff Palmer and it’s OK. What a joke!
      I am so ashamed of what has happened to this nation. We are supposed to make this country better for our children. First Ranchers have stood up against tyranny and have been demonized by the government and mainstream media. Now it’s constitutional Sheriffs being demonized. What’s next Coal Miners who have lost their jobs due to Obama’s fundamental changing of America.
      I for one hope Sheriff Palmer stands his ground and hopefully the people of Grant county stand with him.

  8. “Palmer is outspoken about gun rights and is sympathetic to anti-government protesters.”

    Isn’t it amazing that everyone who is mainstream news, etc keeps repeating the same old propaganda phrase ‘ANTI-GOVERNMENT” as if the people who SERVE WITHIN our government were our government instead of the US Constitution.

    The people who serve within our government are NOT our government, but are placed there by various methods such as “elected”, hired, contracted, etc to carry out the duties assigned to the branch and/or specific named in writing offices within a branches duties.

    When those people are corrupt and/or treasonous in their actions, when they no longer keep the Oath, when they no longer do the duties as assigned in writing for them to carry out it IS our duty to replace them.

    Words matter, and those that SERVE WITHIN our governments, and this includes general (federal), and state, are their to carry out the contract and Oath they are under. Nothing more, nothing less. That has not been happening deliberately for some time that they do NOT keep the Oath, do NOT do the duties as assigned, etc. It is past time for them to be removed, charged with any crimes they have committed, and be prosecuted for those actions.

    Replacing domestic enemies or Traitors to the American people who serve within our governments at any level, the US Constitution is OUR lawful duty here in America.

    The sheriff is KEEPING his Oath as is required of him, and doing his LAWFUL duty, so any who serve that are attacking him must be doing just the opposite.

    Thomas Jefferson: “When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “The government created by this compact (the Constitution) was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (the people of each state) has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

    St John Tucker: “The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people;…”

    Abraham Lincoln: “We, the people, are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts – not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution”

    Benjamin Franklin: “In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former, therefore, to return among the latter was not to degrade but to promote them.”

    St. George Tucker: “The Federal Government is the creature of the States. It is not a party to the Constitution, but the result of it – the creation of that agreement which was made by the States as parties. It is a mere agent, entrusted with limited powers for certain objects; which powers and objects are enumerated in the Constitution. Shall the agent be permitted to judge of the extent of his own powers, without reference to his constituent?”

    Remember the UN treaty? The one where those that serve within our governments try to give “authority” over Americans here in the USA to a foreign entity? To foreign nations? It is unlawful here in America.

    Alexander Hamilton: “The only constitutional exception to the power of making treaties is, that it shall not change the Constitution… On natural principles, a treaty, which should manifestly betray or sacrifice primary interests of the state, would be null.”

    Alexander Hamilton: “… a treaty cannot be made which alters the Constitution or which infringes any express exceptions to the power of the Constitution of the United States.”

    Alexander Hamilton, concerning the supremacy clause, Federalist 33: “It will not, I presume, have escaped observation that it expressly confines the supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution.”

    Alexander Hamilton: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles that that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That “all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.”To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.”

    Do you know why the founders keep mentioning the Congress? Because the authority that this presidential impersonator is using was NEVER DELEGATED to the executive branch or to the position of US President, but is a legislative branch delegated authority ONLY.

    Much is made of the “FAST TRACK” of legislation as being “given” by those who serve within the legislative branch to those who serve within the executive branch to use. NOT one person who serves within the three branches has the LAWFUL authority to give any delegated authority away to anyone, to any other branch, to foreign entities or to foreign nations, etc. It is NOT theirs to give, it is theirs to USE for as long as they keep the OATH and the contract (US Constitution) that they are under.

  9. Well spoken, Cal. Thank you. The communists have ever used the tactic of accusing their enemies of being exactly what they are. We must not let them have the narrative that We the People are anti-government. The ones administering the government are the ones destroying it and our anti-government. Apathy and permissiveness in not holding elected reps. accountable has brought us to the precipice. Take action today by going to the North American Law Center’s (http://northamericanlawcenter….) and the Constitutional Accountability Coalition’s (http://cactn.weebly.com) websites; then get a copy of the articles of impeachment, of the criminal usurper of the oval office, in front of your congressman and demand they present the articles to the House Judiciary Committee immediately. This is the first step in getting at the oligarchs that have criminally hijacked the Republic. Lets determine to keep the Republic that we might be known as Americans once again.

  10. 18 U.S. Code § 241 – Conspiracy against rights

    If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

    If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

    They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 696; Pub. L. 90–284, title I, § 103(a), Apr. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 75; Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, § 7018(a), (b)(1), Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4396; Pub. L. 103–322, title VI, § 60006(a), title XXXII, §§ 320103(a), 320201(a), title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1970, 2109, 2113, 2147; Pub. L. 104–294, title VI, §§ 604(b)(14)(A), 607(a), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3507, 3511.)

    1. Thanks for sharing that link. If the FBI video is doctored as he asserts then some heads will have to roll big time.

      1. Soon, we may have to go back to an old way of thinking, it is easy to understand, and probably the only thing that will work, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth…”

  11. When the hammer drops who will run and who will lead? I’m a little frustrated by the constant oh it will get better as we watch fixed elections and our freedoms are raped by congress pinning more regulations rules fines keeping us further in control while our elected officials who do wrong never in a day will ever see the cold steel bars in a jail cell.

    Protected and in line with the corrupt government making it illegal to even talk bad about the wrong. While your president aids the enemy and spends billions spreading disinformation against you to you for you without a choice. I don’t know about you but I didn’t do a damn thing to be spied on lied to and thought to be a problem for my ideals and stance on political issues. I thought it was a free country that in the constitution it has it set up to if and when a government becomes over powered and not in the peoples interest they left us a document that allows us to keep from being oppressed and they have made it illegal to follow this way of freedom. They think we are terrorist don’t take our money then damn hypocrites

    1. But of course. This all started about cattle, and the word “cattle” falls under the jurisdiction of AGriculture, i.e., “AG”.

      Govlish-think: Cattle = AG, and AG = Anti-Government.

      See how easily they came up with that?

      Such is the logic employed by those serving in government jobs who claim to have “competent authority”.

      With only a ten-percent approval rating for years now, this government still refuses to admit its disconnect from the reality in which most Americans live and work.

      My goodness! I just don’t know what to think about that…

      Salute!
      Elias Alias, editor

  12. DPSST website: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/Pages/index.aspx

    The Board: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/BD/pages/index.aspx

    Contact info. for the 24-member Board:

    Kent Barker, Chair
    Oregon Association Chiefs of Police
    Chief, Tualatin Police Department
    8650 SW Tualatin Rd
    Tualatin, OR 97062
    Phone: (503) 691-4800 x 4820
    Fax: (503) 315-1416
    Email: kbarker@ci.tualatin.or.us
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (2)
    Scott Stanton, Vice Chair
    Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association
    Hermiston Fire & Emergency Services Dist.
    320 S 1st
    Hermiston, OR 97838
    Phone: (541) 567-8822
    Fax:
    Email: sstanton@hermiston.or.us
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/16 (2)
    Jacque Betz
    League of Oregon Cities
    PO Box 970
    Newberg, OR 97132
    Phone: (503) 537-1207
    Fax:
    Email: jacque.betz@newbergoregon.gov
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (1)
    Greg Bretzing
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Special Agent in Charge
    9109 NE Cascade Parkway
    Portland, OR 97220
    Phone: (503) 514-4058
    Fax:
    Email: gregory.bretzing@ic.fbi.gov
    Serves by Virtue of Position: 6/30/17
    Brian Burger
    AFSCME Rep/DOC
    4005 Aumsville Hwy SE
    Salem, OR 97317
    Phone: (503) 378-8180 x322
    Fax: (503) 378-8235
    Email: bburger8@hotmail.com
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (2)
    Paul Castleberry
    Private Security Industry
    Loomis
    PO Box 331
    Dexter, OR 97431
    Phone: (541) 683-3428
    Fax:
    Email: paul.castleberry@us.loomis.com
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (1)
    Kelly Dutra
    Director, WCCCA
    17911 NW Evergreen Pkwy
    Beaverton, OR 97006
    Phone: (503) 629-0111
    Fax:
    Email: kdutra@wccca.com
    Term Expiration date: 6-30-17 (1)
    Richard Evans
    OSP Superintendent
    255 Capitol St NE, 4th Floor
    Salem, OR 97301
    Phone: (503) 934-0275
    Fax: (503) 378-8282
    Email: richard.evans@state.or.us
    Serves by Virtue of Position: 11/20/15
    Board Members

    William Geiger
    Private Security Industry
    Sentinel Security Group LLC
    14 N Central Ave, Ste 1
    Medford, OR 97501
    Phone: (541) 842-2446
    Fax: (541) 842-2442
    Email: bgeiger-dpsst@sentinelsgpatrol.com
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (1)
    Jeffrey Hering
    Non-management Law Enforcement
    Phone: (503) 969-8991
    Fax:
    Tigard Police Department
    13125 SW Hall Blvd.
    Tigard, OR 97223
    Erin Janssens
    Chief, Portland Fire & Rescue
    55 SW Ash St
    Portland, OR 97204
    Email: jhering@tigard-or.gov
    Term Expiration : 6/30/17 (1)
    Phone: (503) 823-3730
    Fax: (503) 823-3878
    Email: erin.janssens@portlandoregon.gov
    Serves by Virtue of Position: 11/20/15
    David Jones
    Oregon Fire District Directors’ Association
    PO Box 1136
    Jefferson, OR 97352
    Phone: Personal – not available
    Fax:
    Email: drjfireman@gmail.com
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (2)
    Greg Marlar
    Oregon Fire Chiefs Association
    Douglas County Fire District #2
    1290 NE Cedar St
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    Phone: (541) 440-7622
    Fax:
    Email: gmarlar@dcfd.org
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (1)
    Jason Myers
    Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association
    (Corrections)
    Marion County Sheriff’s Office
    100 High St NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    Phone: (503) 588-5094
    Fax: (503) 588-7931
    Email: jmyers@co.marion.or.us
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/16 (1)
    Larry O’Dea
    Chief, Portland Police Bureau
    1111 SW 2nd Ave
    Portland, OR 97204
    Phone: (503) 823-0009
    Fax: (503) 823-0342
    Email: larry.odea@portlandoregon.gov
    Serves by Virtue of Position: 6/30/17
    Patricia Patrick-Joling
    Public Member
    PO Box 7
    Newport, OR 97365
    Phone: Personal – not available
    Fax:
    Email: msdolphin@charter.net
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (1)
    Board Members

    Nadine Purington
    Non-Management P&P
    501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 250
    Portland, OR 97214
    Phone: (503)-988-0108
    Fax:
    Email: nadine.a.purington@multco.us
    Term Expiration date: 6-30-18 (1)
    Colette Peters
    Director, Dept. of Corrections
    2575 Center St NE
    Salem, OR 97310
    Phone: (503) 947-0927
    Fax: (503) 373-1173
    Email: colette.s.peters@doc.state.or.us
    Serves by Virtue of Position: 6/30/17
    Joseph Seibert
    Oregon State Fire Fighters Council
    32699 Merrill Lane
    Lebanon, OR 97355
    Phone: (541) 401-3278
    Fax:
    Email: joeandmandy@yahoo.com
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/16 (2)
    Daina Vitolins
    District Attorney, Crook County
    Crook County Courthouse
    300 NE 3rd St, Rm. 34
    Prineville, OR 97754
    Phone: (541) 447-6541
    Fax:
    Email: Daina.vitolins@co.crook.or.us
    Term Expiration date: 6-30-17 (1)
    James Walker
    Oregon State Fire Marshal
    4760 Portland Rd NE
    Salem, OR 97305
    Phone: (503) 934-8209
    Fax:
    Email: jim.walker@state.or.us
    Serves by Virtue of Position: 6/30/17
    Mike Wells
    Non-Management Law Enforcement
    DOJ – Criminal Justice Division
    2250 McGilchrist St SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    Phone: (503) 378-6347
    Fax: (503) 373-1936
    Email: michael.a.wells@doj.state.or.us
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/16 (2)
    Brian Wolfe
    Sheriff, Malheur County Sheriff’s Office
    151 “B” St. West
    Vale, OR 97918
    Phone: (541) 473-5126
    Fax:
    Email: bwolfe@malheurco.org
    Term Expiration date: 6-30-17 (1)
    Mathew Workman
    Oregon Association Chiefs of Police
    Warrenton Police Department
    PO Box 250
    Warrenton, OR 97146
    Phone: (503) 861-2235
    Fax:
    Email: mworkman@ci.warrenton.or.us
    Term Expiration Date: 6/30/17 (2)

  13. Greg Breitzling, FBI special agent in charge at the refuge, is a member of the DPSST Board…NOT good at all!

  14. If I were to compose a list of who might be the ‘possible complainants’ against Sheriff Palmer, I would put Judge Grasty and Sheriff Ward at the top.

  15. I have been wanting to post the following website and its article for a while..and wanted it to not get overlooked, as I have found it to be one of the most enlightening of any that I have ever read.I think this is an appropriate time to highlight it..

    The common denominator in all that is discussed, is what human beings are doing to other human beings. We all just witnessed the unacceptable shooting of LaVoy..the aggressive action of “government” towards the occupiers of the refuge, arresting of Cliven Bundy for 2014 charges…demonizing of anyone who has an opposing view on just about anything that the ‘authorities” disagree with… so, without further adieu..please read and print out the following.. and share…

    The title is :Sociopathocracy” part 1 and 2..by Dr. Steven Yates…written a few years back, in which he begins with “another death by government” of the Roswell (Ga) “chicken man”..He gives his “characteristics” of a sociopath..but he highlights articles by Doug Casey on this subject, that Dr. Yates says should be read by all Americans…Doug Casey tells it like he sees it…and why sociopaths are drawn to government…

    direct website: http://www.newswithviews.com/Yates/steven152.htm Dr. Yates left the country and took his 2 cats with him… he has many articles at newswithviews.. another one, one of his first, is “Our Money System”…definitely worth reading..

    The sad thing for our country, is that many people do not read or cannot read (for many reasons), or really comprehend what they read…so videos are one of our best tools for educating out fellow citizens..

  16. SM, I need to talk with you. I am going to address this post you keep trying to get posted here at Oath Keepers. I will note my comments into the body of your post.

    You said: I submitted the following comment last night, but it never appeared. I don’t know if it possibly got lost in cyberspace, or if there was a reason why it was not posted here.

    EA in reply: SM, I am the guy who has hesitated to post your comments, for several reasons. I will confess that you sound more rational in this effort to get your ideas posted here, than you did in your first couple. I want you to listen to me please. Oath Keepers is not here to police the American nation. We exist to shine light on the true meanings in the Oath to the Constitution which all cops and soldiers and EMTs and Firefighters take. We especially focus on educating the military and police, as they’re the guys with the guns, as we saw last month in Oregon. We are not here to arrest white collar criminals on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, even though they are obviously violating the public trust. We are not here to overthrow the scientific application of geo-engineering, or arrest the mad scientists at DARPA. There are several reasons why I’m holding back on your comments as you try to post them here. Now I want you to listen to me please.

    I am not implying that you are wrong, or that you are deliberately seeking to plant confusion in the readership here, or that you are purposefully distracting our focal beam for whatever your reason may be. What I need for you to understand is that your chosen topic is not related to our mission here. I am not saying you are wrong, or that you have some clandestine motive of your own — I’m just saying that your subject, your topic, is not relevant here.

    This website, this organization, is not your personal sounding board, is not a wagon, and we have not invited you to jump on board and paint our membership and readership as wild-eyed freaked-out horrified victims of secret CIA mind-control stalking experiments. I deal with PSYOPs every day, working both ways, the ones we orchestrate here at Oath Keepers, and the ones the fedgov and its corporate “partners” thrust at the Patriot movement. I have been writing about COINTELPRO for about fourteen years or so, and am well aware of that program and how FBI used it, and I also understand about the Church Committee forcing it “underground”, where it continues to operate in morphed or modified venues with altered tactics. I’ve written an article on Allen Dulles, the author of the MK-ULTRA program. Please read this —

    https://oathkeepers.org/secrecy-in-statecraft/

    i also deal with disinfo and misinfo coming here to be posted, along with every other aberration of paranoia or paranoia-inducing psy-ops, which show up here seeking to commandeer this website for whatever reason. I have to keep in mind the mission of Oath Keepers, and I do not allow impertinent distractions. There is a sensing of the intent of any poster, and there is the perception of our general readership which expect Oath Keepers to remain on mission. My loyalty is to the task of making sure that intelligent and responsible material is presented here. I let a lot of stuff get by me, but when someone shows up here with a screen name “StalkedMercilessly”, I’m quick to look twice before posting that person’s material. You need to tone down your presentation and reinforce everything you say here with documentation. I have posted “far-out” stuff when it has been presented properly and with sufficient documentation. For instance, I have posted DJ of Level 9 News several times here at Oath Keepers, even though she talks about Geospatial Intelligence and quantum computer networks and secret government patents for DARPA science enabling satellites in orbit to literally monitor a subject’s brainwave activity, collect that data and beam it back to earth by satellite to a quantum computing system/network featuring real-time Artificial Intelligence-core driving quantum algorithms and I have tied her reports in with MindWar on a global scale. The difference between her reporting and your urgent nervousness is that she documents everything perfectly with solid resources. Here, check out one of her reports I posted a while back – expand your horizons — I’m betting you’ll love it:

    https://oathkeepers.org/dj-of-level-9-news-geoint-casting-a-neural-net-on-humanity/

    I have deleted the rest of your post. Here is my message for you. I am not saying you’re not onto something, but your subject is not relevant to the Oath Keepers mission. If you submit a presentation which matches the quality of DJ’s report linked above, with good strong documentation and leaving off the hysteria, I would consider posting an article as a stand-alone report. Until then, please find another venue to use as your springboard. And btw, I did read a couple of articles from the gang-stalking webpage you linked, and saw only speculation and premise, nothing looking like solid documentation. It’s the same with the New York Times article you included in your screed. I read that and there was nothing about gang stalking there. If you want to talk about COINTELPRO here, be my guest, but make it palatable for intelligent readers and don’t over-reach into unfounded or unsupportable premises. As they used to say on Dragnet, “Just the facts please”.

    Thank you,
    Salute!
    Elias Alias, editor

  17. From Burns Oregon to Atkinson Nebraska, Domestic Terrorism??
    by D. Bertrand

    We watched a bunch of cowboy ranchers and other patriots take a stand in Burns Oregon over the arrest of rancher Hammond and his son for setting a “back fire” to save their ranch home and corral from a fire that was set by the BLM. The Hammond’s “back fire” got a bit out-of-hand and burned 127 acres of BLM (managed) land. Both are serving their re-sentencing of 5 years for “Arson and Domestic Terrorism.”

    The Bundy’s organized a group to bring attention to the federal government’s over-reach of land grabbing by occupying a building at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, which in-turn brought-in 200 federal agents and heavy military gear and technology, ultimately setting-up an ambush, murdering rancher Lavoy Finicum.

    Today, Ammon Bundy, his brother and father, plus a handful of others, including a journalist are being held without bond in Portland Oregon.

    From Burns Oregon, let’s trip across the country to Atkinson Nebraska where ranchers, the Sioux and Lakota Nation(s) are taking a stand against the federal government and the Canadian government. An international incident brewing as a group called the “Pipeline Posse” have averted the “terrorist” label, but when you look at their pics (below), you’d think you are looking at the Bundy group!
    http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/pipeline-posse-ed-schultz/

    No FBI command center, no helicopters, no impotent sheriff freaking-out, no residents scared of their own shadows by protestors in their town….. just God loving Americans that do NOT want to lose their land to potential oil leaks that have been on the increase in areas where the Keystone pipeline is currently located.

    The Trans-Canada Pipeline (KXL) is demanding right-a-way privilege under U.S. immanent domain laws if the ranchers do not submit.

    Obama has temporarily stopped the pipeline, but under Bill Clinton’s NAFTA, Trans-Canada is suing the U.S. tax payer for billions.

    The controversy in Nebraska and the Dakota’s is heating-up and the people are getting restless, going as far to build structures over the surveyed areas where pipes will be set. (Sounds like a terrorist act to me).

    The residents and ranchers are concerned about their drinking water and destruction of land if and when the pipe cracks a leak. The Native Americans are ticked about their sacred lands being stolen again by the federal government and continue to remind (us) about the stand-off with General Custer (over land grabbing), which didn’t turn out very well for Custer and his men. The Sioux say they are prepared to act once again….

    The question remains…is the KXL pipeline going to benefit Americans and would we notice any difference with the supply of gas if the pipeline is shutdown completely? Probably not….and because of NAFTA, the lawsuit by Canada will get the oil and natural gas flowing again.

    My point is:

    What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. The Bundy’s and Hammonds are in jail and the only difference between what is happening in Nebraska and what happened in Burns Oregon, was Harry Reid’s promise to get the Bundy’s for the stand-off that occurred in Nevada, causing the BLM SWAT team to back down…..and Harry Reid mysteriously gets beat-up by a couple guys, forcing him to retire from the Senate. Harry Reid says he fell down in shower….

    Washington was not about to let the Bundy’s succeed in Burns Oregon, regardless if they had weapons or not. Plus, the Bundy’s did not have the support of the residents…a crucial necessity, even though the subject matter is just about the same….federal land grabbing.

    “The Pipeline Posse is a group that is dedicated to stopping the TransCanada Pipeline from going through Nebraska.”

    http://www.nebraskaeasement.org/videos.html

  18. I think you all need to take the time and read the constitution. The Sheriff is the law of the land, period. That’s why Ward is getting so much flack. He gave the Feds permission to do what they did. [One word deleted by Elias Alias, editor] judge Grasty and I have no nuts sheriff Ward were both involved in the BLM land takeover and are only in it to save their own asses.

    Feel free to them how you feel. No threats though. Oh yeah, I added the Portland FBI email too.

    Harney County Judge
    Steve E. Grasty
    steve.grasty@co.harney.or.us

    Harney County Sheriff
    David M. Ward
    dave.ward@co.harney.or.us

    Portland FBI
    Portland@ic.fbi.gov

    1. You can’t have it both ways. If Sheriff Ward is the law of the land, then Bundy and folks should have obey his order to leave, correct?

  19. The folks of these county’s need to stand up.The Gov has a history of 3 things
    1.SHUT YOU UP
    2.JAIL YOU
    3.KILL YOU.
    It is going to come down to every town,every county, every state to make there own stand,no one is coming to fix it for you . I still have a million question about all this and I don’t see anyone asking them.
    But from what I can kinda figure out this whole thing needs to go public as much as possible every aspect should be questioned.
    I know it is hard to do that with the media now days but were are the attorneys for these people who are being held with out bond.That alone is another question of how can their be NO BOND ?
    This whole thing raises so many question I could go for days just QUESTIONING and Id try to do it in the public’s eye.

  20. “The King wanted to “keep the rebels harassed, anxious, and poor, until the day when, by a natural and inevitable process, discontent and disappointment were converted into penitence and remorse”.

    (George III) Sound familiar? Our founders didn’t lose heart, neither should we.

  21. I know it’s short notice, but for any local please find the time to go the Grant County Courthouse (upstairs circuit court room) at 1130 on 24FEB16 and voice your support of freedom. The people who are after the Sheriff are trying to pass some resolution condemning the “occupation”. It may seem a trivial matter but battle lines are being drawn it would be good to have a nice turn out for normal citizens who support the constitution. http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20160223/resolving-the-resolution

  22. The Sheriff is the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the land and if sees fit to protect someone because he believes there is an overreach of justice he can legally do so, he does not have to ask the Feds permission and there is nothing they can legally do about it

  23. Sheriff Palmer is a good man and a good sheriff, a Constitutional sheriff. It seems as though the Communists see an opportunity to go after someone who stands up for our Constitution and our American way of life. Some loathsome libtards filed complaints, most likely at the request of people high up in the Oregon state government or even a federal agency. The people trying to take down our country make use of their loyal followers to lay the groundwork for them to proceed with investigations and remove patriotic Americans, who will impede the traitors, from positions of authority. Now the Communists in our government have the excuse they need to go after a Constitutional Sheriff.

    I feel sorry for the people of Grant County if they lose this man as their sheriff. Hopefully they will strongly support him and there will be a backlash against this witch hunt. All sheriffs around the country ought to come to Sheriff Palmer’s defense; next time it might be one of them. I’m sure Sheriff Palmer would be hired somewhere else quickly and be welcomed in many communities in our country. I’ll pray for Sheriff Palmer. God bless him for having the courage to honor his Oath, and not be quiet about his patriotism and love of America.

  24. Today on KrisAnne’s podcast she said something about that she might get indicted by the feds for inciting or something to that effect. She said she would post something about it later, but is the Oath Keepers aware of this? You guys are now if you weren’t before.

    If there was EVER a person who would rate protection by the Oath Keepers it is KrisAnne Hall. I hope you guys are on top of this!

  25. Sheriff Mack is now organizing approximately 20 Constitutional Sheriffs from several states to attend a rally in Grant County on behalf of this sheriff. Oath Keepers and others are invited to the rally March 18th to discuss the abuse and malfeasance being targeted at any and all sheriff’s that are defending their county from federal overreach.

    The Obama Administration have begun targeting these sheriffs for obvious reasons….

    http://www.cspoa.org

  26. Thanks for bringing the news about sheriff Palmer to light. There was a story in our local NE Oregon newspaper, written by the editors of the Pendleton rag which owns our local paper. The LEO dispatcher (!) is quoted extensively in this piece designed to scare the socialists about Mr. Palmers’ sympathy for “anti-government occupiers”. It even says the dispatcher refused to relay info to the Sheriff because “she didnt trust him”! We had a nice letter to the editor highlighting the uranium robbery from the Hammonds by the BLM, courtesy of the Clintons. We also had a long diatribe from a local well-known defender of the almighty State, gloating over the feds victory at Malheur, the death of Mr. Finicum, and the capture and potential years in prison for the Bundys.
    This divide runs through all our rural communities; just as I am sure it ran through the colonies when the tyrant ran roughshod over the early colonists. We, however, are far more at the mercy of the tyrant- it is nearly impossible to organize in any fashion, with all the brainwashed socialists- which will brand Patriots as “terrorists”. Those who speak of tyranny do so in whispers, and hope their neighbors will not turn them over to the fedgov. It is very hard to know that people in this once conservative community are ready to see their neighbors – ranchers and farmers- driven off the land their forebears sweated and died for.

  27. http://www.bluemountaineagle.com/Local_News/20160223/council-says-complaints-against-sheriff-not-solicited-by-city

    here is an important article you all need to read from the local rag. i did not read all the comments above so i hope this is not redundant, but here we go. the police chief lost to sheriff palmer in the last election ( conflict of interest ? ) the 911 operator in this complaint should be looked at to see if she is in a relationship with the police chief… at least they are friends and colluding against palmer is what i think, i don’t live there so i’m just guessing, but it’s possible. so a 911 operator decides on her own what info to not pass along to the duly elected co. sheriff …. say what ? in my book this lady would be in deeeep dooo dooo, the corruption here in oregon runs deep into the state offices not just law enforcement. gov. kitzhopper & his concubine were just the tip of the iceberg. these federal attorneys , judges & regulatory agencies are working hand in hand with the radical agenda that has taken over washington and are actually running the states where they prevail. they can investigate palmer all they want to , do they think palmer a fool that just struts about breaking the law ? they are the fools. he is the duly elected sheriff and as far as i understand to remove him would take a recall election or losing the next election. sheriff palmer was within his rights as any other citizen would be to go burns & speak with whoever about whatever to determine what is going on. he is being demonized & targeted because he is a huge figure in the CSPOA and a sheriff who defends the constitution. who in america i ask would be against anyone defending the constitution ? the answer is telling.
    neo

    1. can everyone say jury nullification !!!!!! just don’t mention it or you’ll be kicked off the pool Oregon Judges & DA’s don’t cotton to the constitution !

  28. https://shastalantern.net/2016/02/oregon-special-agent-in-charge-bretzing-linked-to-bundy-ranch-lead-agent-daniel-p-love-and-wrongful-deaths-in-2009-indian-artifact-investigation/

    MORE… corruption in the …. FBI , WHAT ? read on. i wonder if james comey FBI DIRECTOR condones this activity in his department ? all i keep hearing is what a standup straight shooter he is. you have to wonder now who is really at the helm in the fbi, seeing that despicable hillary clinton running for potus and lavoy finicum ambushed .
    neo

    1. Also a Oregon Legislator tried to get a bill in that would have given anonymity to the Lavoy Finnicum shooters ! Tom McCall would roll over in his grave if he were to see the pit of vipers that constitute the majority in Salem !

  29. Having experienced Grant county politics I can tell you right now if Glen was out of favor he would already be gone ! The conundrum with a lot of these rural counties especially on the east side is now that most of the mills have been shut down due to restrictions on federal timber sales the shift in voters is now leaning more to those who work for the government because most all the non governmental jobs are gone ! It has long been a battle between the western part of the state & the east the west wants to dictate to the east how to run their affairs now more than ever with the change in demographics . Glen needs support from all Oregonians who still believe in our constitution give Miss Brown & those folks down in Salem an ear full folks !

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