Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Utah Legislators Looking to Give More Power to Local Sheriffs

(KUTV) Utah legislators are trying once again to take power away from BLM and Forest Service law enforcement and give more power to local sheriffs. Legislators tried to make it happen last year, but a federal judge struck down the law. Mike Noel says BLM and Forest Service police can enforce federal laws on federal land, but they shouldn't enforce state laws like state speeding laws. He says federal traffic tickets don't allow real due process for people that are accused. Another bill to shift the power is going through capitol hill in hopes that the second time will be enough to change the law.

Go to the link provided for a more complete video report.  Thanks to Bud Eppers, we already have a law like this in NM.

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