Humboldt County Sheriff Allen is facing a recall election for failing to oppose red-flag laws. I've opined on it in other posts. A recall may not be successful, but to abuse Voltaire, sometimes threatening to shoot the admiral is as good as following through.
Allen broke state law when the county clerk allowed him to read the actual petition before it was filed. It must be filed before anyone but the clerk can handle it. Here's the story from the Nevada Independent:
A committee to recall the Humboldt County sheriff and remove him from office says it submitted more than the required number of signatures on Friday to qualify the call for a special election, but organizers are reeling after learning that county officials violated election rules by allowing the target of the recall to thumb through the petition before submitting the signatures to the secretary of state.
Bearing Arms sums it up nicely:
Yet that standard isn’t required for other violations of the law. If I go a little over the speed limit and get a ticket, I’m not going to get a pass because I didn’t mean to speed, now am I?
Small towns suck because of stuff like this. There is major league bullshit in big cities too, but the culture is a little more professional and the rules are respected more. In small towns, people get away with stuff because people who see each other every day are afraid to make waves.
The recall effort will proceed against Sheriff Allen.
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