Recall of Sheriff Mark Dannels brewing
In an exclusive interview with CochiseTALK.com News, Southern Arizona rancher Ed Ashurst says that if the Cochise County Board of Supervisors doesn’t reverse its recent vote on allowing the deputizing of federal agents for work as “peace officers” on the border in Cochise County, there is a strong likelihood of a recall movement aimed at fledgling Sheriff Mark Dannels, whom he calls a pawn in a Federal power grab — a role predecessor Larry Dever refused to accept. Ashurst says “the numbers are growing by the hundreds every hour” to “fight to the death” against the agreement, for which he says Border Patrol wrote the wording, and allows deputized Border Patrol Agents to be able to arrest American citizens.
Listen to the complete and disturbing interview HERE. (Ignore the loud noise at the beginning, it soon subsides.)
Archived blog posts on the Federal Observer by Ed Ashurst can be read here.
Sheriff Dannels Rescinds Provisional Cross-Certification:
Greetings to my fellow citizens,
It has been brought to my attention that some have found great difficulty in the provisional cross-certification granted to our recently delegated Border Patrol agents assigned to our Regional Border Team. In contrast, others have expressed their support regarding this action.After meeting with those for and against, it appears a division within the ranching community has been created.
As I have expressed to you, the primary purpose of the regional border team is to enhance your quality of life and provide you some relief with issues that are directly related to the border.
After meeting with leadership and members of the Regional Border Team, it was agreed upon that it is best to not divide our ranching community over this issue, but embrace our Regional Border Team’s mission that serves to enhance our ranching community. As of this time, the provisional cross-certification to our Border Patrol Agents assigned to this team has been rescinded.
The Regional Border Team will continue in partnership utilizing our expertise and resources to help bring awareness and enforcement to those that consciously choose to violate our freedoms and liberties.
As a member of the Southwest Border Sheriffs, Western Border Sheriffs, National Sheriffs Association, Border Security Committee, the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats, and your Sheriff, I will continue to be a voice regarding our border issues.
Cochise County Sheriff