American Police Officers Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to promoting law enforcement officers’ safety and well-being across the United States. American Police Officers Alliance has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to its efforts to connect with law enforcement officers at all levels and to provide them with the support they need to do their jobs effectively.
Recently, American Police Officers Alliance co-sponsored an event called “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope” on March 4th, which was attended by a large number of law enforcement officers. The event was aimed at promoting the work of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), an organization that seeks to protect the rights of citizens and law enforcement officers alike.
During the event, attendees heard from several speakers, including Sheriff Brad Rogers, who shared his experience dealing with the Federal Drug Administration and Department of Justice’s harassment of a farmer selling raw milk. While the farmer believed that he was within his rights to sell raw milk, state regulations prohibited it. Sheriff Brad Rogers maintained that it is not his duty to determine which laws to enforce or disregard, but rather to uphold the laws of the state.
Sheriff Rogers took the time to listen to the concerns of the community and explain the reasoning behind his actions. This helped build trust and understanding between law enforcement and the community. He emphasized the role of the sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in the county, charged with enforcing the rule of law and guarding against the excesses of government.
The attendees also heard from Sheriff Williams, who talked about the case involving Sheriff Mack’s lawsuit against the federal government regarding the 1993 Brady bill. The Brady bill, also known as the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, established a background check system for purchasing firearms. Sheriff Mack was a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Brady bill. Sheriff Mack’s case highlighted the importance of sheriffs and other law enforcement officers in protecting the constitutional rights of citizens.
With Sheriff Richard Mack as the featured speaker, the event also featured the CSPOA organization, which advocates for the role of the sheriff as the ultimate authority in their jurisdiction, tasked with upholding the Constitution and protecting the rights of their constituents. CSPOA leaders emphasized the importance of working with local sheriffs to resist federal overreach and defend individual liberties.
“The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope” event was a great success, with many attendees expressing their support for the initiative. It was especially noteworthy given that Illinois is generally considered a very liberal state, but the event showcased the strong commitment to upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens’ rights that is present within the state. The event brought together law enforcement officers and citizens alike to promote the work of the CSPOA and emphasize the importance of protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans.