The citizens of Jacksonville, Florida have had enough of the protestors and the violence. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has had enough as well. Sheriff Darryl Daniels is known for his tough stance on crime and people that want to disrupt a peaceful way of living. He has stated that he is willing to take drastic action if things get too far out of hand in Clay County. He has stated that if there are too many protestors he will make “special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county.” He is an African American sheriff that has had enough of the nonsense of these people marching around creating violence in America.
Daniels is known for his tough videos. He has stated that “If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility.” He knows that there is a difference between peaceful protests and lawless activity. And these protestors are way beyond lawless behavior. Daniels issues this warning with full intent to carry out his threat to violent protestors.
Sheriff Daniels is not perfect, but he knows how to stop terrorism. He is being looked at by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement because of an alleged affair he had with another officer. It is said that he falsely arrested that person as a result of the affair. But that investigation has nothing to do with keeping the peace. For Daniels, this is his first term as the Sheriff of Clay County. Since he has been in that position, he has been tough on crime and violence. Lawless people know that they are not going to be able to get away with much like they could it a spineless Democrat was leading the county.
Daniels is being challenged by six other people. They all maintain that Daniels approach just invites the challenges of violence. One of the challengers is Mike Taylor, who is a former FDLE agent and state attorney’s investigator stated that “We train under intense situations to control the adrenaline dump, and we don’t do a perfect job at it, but we train to be prepared to make decisions under pressure. That’s necessary to be effective. To think we can put anyone in that role and it’ll be OK, we’re asking for a much bigger problem and inviting chaos and anarchy in the streets. The citizens of Clay County deserve better than that.”
Taylor is concerned that if Daniels deputizes people, then there could be civil lawsuits on the horizon. He believes that Daniels is just being tough with mouth to show how serious he is taking the protests and violence happen around his county. But Taylor also forgets that the people of Florida are growing tired of the violence and are going to help where they can. And if that means with force to help police, then they are her for law enforcement.
Daniels’s approach to dealing with the American hating people is spot on what is needed around the country. A tough approach that is willing to do what is necessary to keep law and order. President Trump has that same approach. He has offered leaders the help, but all of them are Democrats and refuse to take help from the president.
Everyone has an opinion on how things should be handled. And what they would do if they had to act would be different if all of that weight was their shoulders. The former Atlantic Beach Police is Chief Michelle Cook and she believes that “What Daniels said yesterday may sound tough and macho. But, instead, it is a call for vigilantism and another signal that he is incapable of leading the sheriff’s department and keeping Clay County safe.” These people oppose him because they are running against him for the position of sheriff. When it comes right down to the heart of the matter, they would support him when it came time to keep the peace.