Bill Would Stop US Capitol (secret)Police From Operating In Florida

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Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini is worried about the politicization of American law enforcement – especially when the agency is not accountable to the public.

The conservative Lake County Republican is most concerned about the U.S. Capitol Police, which is opening field offices in San Francisco and Tampa, claiming that Florida and California are “where the majority of our potential threats are,” the USCP said in an email last month.

“The U.S. Capitol Police are even more directly controlled by political actors,” Sabatini said. “When you have Democrats totally in control, they’re more willing to politicize a police agency. The big threat is the politicization of all law enforcement agencies to the point where they become political actors.”

A special report published last month by the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project revealed that because the USCP is part of the legislative branch, which is exempt from federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements, the USCP believes they too are exempt from FOIA. The agency routinely denies any inquiries from the public, and does not publish annual reports or investigations from its own inspector general. Congressional oversight of the USCP comes from four congressional committees, all of which are currently chaired by Democrats.

As a result, the U.S. Capitol Police operates in secret and is not accountable to the public.

It has little real oversight, given what’s been described as its “personal relationship” with members of Congress. And as it moves into offices outside of Washington, it will operate under a mandate that’s nebulous at best and controlled by the Democratic Party.

Sabatini’s bill, which is still being drafted, will prohibit state agencies from recognizing the USCP, and it will prevent the federal agency from acquiring property in Florida.

“We will pass a law saying we will not recognize them as a lawful law enforcement agency,” he said. “No political subdivision – cities, counties, law enforcement officers – can work with them or recognize or share jurisdiction. And the agency simply will not be allowed to purchase, rent or lease property in the state.”

“We won’t allow any state expenditures or communication with them,” he said. “Basically, they just won’t exist in our state.”

The USCP did not return calls or emails seeking comment for this story.

Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini
Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini

Sabatini, who is running for Congress, has one of the most conservative voting records in Florida. An attorney, Sabatini has filed lawsuits throughout the state challenging COVID-related curfews and mask mandates and specializes in protecting the rights of small business owners. He has sponsored bills to make Florida a Second Amendment sanctuary state, to hold “Big Tech” accountable for censorship, and to prosecute those who lie about their military record when running for office.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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JimmyS
JimmyS
1 month ago

I asked you in another article’s comments, but I’ll ask here: I have a friend who wants to know what it’s like to fellate a man. I told them you would know.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog
1 month ago

Will they be getting a new name with their expanded duties? Gestapo or SS for example, or something innocuous like the United States Postal Service?

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

Capitol police shouldn’t have any powers outside of the ten square mile radius known as Washington D.C. it’s bad enough they act like personal security for certain elected officials and travel as a protection detail outside of the city, that needs to be stopped since they are being paid by the taxpayers of the U.S. enough is enough.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

unc – just to clarify your comment – when the district was originally designed it was a 10 mile square carved out of VA & MD; That nets 100 square miles. Since VA got their land back (around 1870 or so) the square got cut down, to something like 62 square miles now. NOT picking on ya by any means, just making sure we are accurate. That being said, your comment does bring in to question what authority – the legal ability to take enforcement action, and jurisdiction – the area in which those legal actions can be applied. I… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

This “Awaiting for approval” is getting to be very annoying.

Grigori
Grigori
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Comments delayed are often comments denied.

On several occasions, my comments have gone into the “approval” bin. By the time they were approved, the thread had disappeared off of the main page, meaning chances it would be read were slim.

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Grigori

Yep. I find most often the delay-denial is due to harmless & relevant links.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russn8r
Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
1 month ago

The Capitol Police jurisdiction is the Capitol. The U.S. Marshall Service has nationwide jurisdiction. The FBI and ATF have Field Offices. Maybe even DHS and SSA and who knows who else. But the Capitol Police don’t need it.
If they think there is a problem with a threats in a particular place, pass it along to the appropriate Agency.

gregs
gregs
1 month ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

this is a chance to get an unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy to grow larger and increase its power over the free and lawful citizens of the country. federal government should be very small with states being the powers, as the founders intended, not the way it is now

Docduracoat
Docduracoat
1 month ago

He sounds like an excellent Republican conservative representative.
Right now he’s in the Florida house of representatives
His district is north and east of Orlando in the center of the state.
he’s running for Congress as a representative from Florida
Right now we have 27 representatives in Congress and 11 are democrat.
we vote again in 2022, let’s hope Sabatini gets elected!

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Docduracoat

I just donated. Go Sabatini!

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
1 month ago

Domestic Terrorist’s and their supporters hate it when the police take interest in them.

Your hate of the Blue comes through very well in this rant

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Nice try, Comrade. We Back The Blue Who Back Us. Only groveling false-authority-worshipers back the blue whatever they do, including blue who piss on our rights, shoot an unarmed mother’s jaw off, or dishonor badge & oath to Just OBEY Orders and watch Democrats beat, loot, burn & murder.

Hazcat
Hazcat
1 month ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Don’t feed the trolls. 😉

Russn8r
Russn8r
1 month ago
Reply to  Hazcat

Actually, this is for “us”, not him. There are a good handful of thug-blue worshipers posting on Ammoland.

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

AZZ. I call BS! DC is a Federal enclave. Therefore, DC Metro Police technically are a Federal Agency and really have no business interfering in MY State of Florida! No Florida Sheriff should cooperate with them and should shun and discourage them completely!

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 month ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

I would call you a scumbag, but that would be unfairly disparaging to bags of scum.

gregs
gregs
1 month ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

you are just sad and without common sense. you are the only domestic terrorist posting on this site. most support good cops, the bad ones need to be held accountable and gotten rid of. go back to your fascist hole.

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
1 month ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

You wouldn’t know a d0mestic terrorist if 0ne crawled up your butt and set off a bomb!

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 month ago

If anything in history has been PROVEN TRUE it’s when people who are unaccountable to the citizen public, whom they are supposed to serve, it ALWAYS ENDS IN DISASTER. Cases in point are the a t f e, the f b i, the i r s, the c i a and the n s a, etc. Add to them congress, secretary of state the judicial branch and presidents. This is and has been true here in America, without a doubt in my experience, from the early 80’s. Most of us remember Waco and ruby ridge. Most of us remember the… Read more »

swmft
swmft
1 month ago

will have to arrest any of them that have a gun without license, need a florida law all federal police must be registered to work in state, and if permitted must be licensed by the state to carry a gun. no permit straight to jail

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

Should they come to Tampa i’ll bet that Nikki Fried would give them blanket premits to carry whatever they wanted.

APG member
APG member
1 month ago

Did you see them all crying in front of congress!!! Taxpayers will be on the hook for all the PTSD therapy sessions they all now require!

macdog
macdog
1 month ago
Reply to  APG member

It’ s called “shock therapy” or perhaps some water board therapy for misuse of your weapon and the killing of an unarmed innocent. PTSD.. sure.. one congressional moron called Jan 6 an equivalent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Send them to gitmo for their therapy. They can have the best meals and have talk sessions on the talk rugs with other friends of congress. Keep the these inept on capital grounds behind their little fence. The only harm they can cause is to themselves. Like all other police involved shootings, when is the inept officer’s name going to be made public… Read more »

hoss
hoss
1 month ago

This is just a prelim to a national police department. (Holy shades of Gestapo Batman!)

APG member
APG member
1 month ago
Reply to  hoss

I thought that was the FBI?

Hazcat
Hazcat
1 month ago
Reply to  APG member

But the FBI does have to answer at least SOME FOIA requests. The Capital pigs don’t (for now) and that makes them completely secret and unaccountable.

PMinFl
PMinFl
1 month ago
Reply to  Hazcat

There are more alphabet agencies that are invisible.