Sheriff's Warning To Feds: Stop Harassing Us. Or We Will Arrest You'
by Jason DeWitt
When Indiana Sheriff Brad Rogers heard that a farmer in his county who produces and sells raw milk had been harassed by Obama's FDA and the DOJ
every couple of weeks for a months, he became furious. Rogers knew that the farmers were doing nothing wrong and that the milk was safe and no danger to anyone. What Rogers did next should inspire Americans to action from coast-to-coast.
He told the feds in no uncertain terms that if they came back and came after this farmer again, they would be charged and arrested.
Guess what happened next? They backed off. As Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of RWN reported, the Sheriff emailed Obama's goons:
"I understand that you have made recent requests to (the farmer) for documents and to appear before a grand jury, and he has had a number of
inspections and attempted inspections on his farm within Elkhart County. This is notice that any further attempts to inspect this farm without a
warrant signed by a judge, based on probable cause, will result in federal inspectors' removal or arrest for trespassing by my officers or I.
In addition, if any further action is taken by the federal government on (the farmer), while he is in Elkhart County, I will expect that you or federal
authorities contact my office prior to such action. I will expect you to forward this information to your federal associates, including the FDA."
Shortly after the email was sent, the farmer received a certified letter from the DOJ that said his grand jury subpoena had been cancelled. No
federal inspectors have visited the farm since that date - 2 years ago.
And this Sheriff is still standing between citizens and the feds. We salute him.
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) took the actions four years ago simply because the farmer was providing raw milk to an organic food co-op. The story is receiving renewed coverage because the Indiana sheriff, Elkhart County's Brad Rogers, wrote a 600-word
explanation for a local newspaper as part of his "Ask The Sheriff" series. Off The Grid News previously reported on the dispute.
"Specifically, the FDA was inspecting his farm without a warrant as much as every two weeks," Rogers wrote. "Typical inspections occur annually. The
Department of Justice (DOJ) had subpoenaed him for a grand jury in Michigan in which he was to bring his production documents. The Feds wanted to make this farmer an example.
"My research," Rogers added, "concluded that no one was getting sick from this distribution of this raw milk. It appeared to be harassment by the FDA
and the DOJ, and making unconstitutional searches, in my opinion. The farmer told me that he no longer wished to cooperate with the inspections of his
"Your local elected officials . can stem the tide of federal overreach if they apply just a little backbone in supporting and defending the Constitution. Expect it! Demand it!," Rogers wrote. "Some bloggers and natural food writers have hailed me as a hero. I'm no hero. I'm just doing my job. Whether you are conservative or liberal, I will be a guardian of the Constitution for you, and will not stand idly by while the rights of citizens of my county are trampled, whether by criminals or an overreaching government."
Sheriff Rogers said that raw milk is safe and he, his parents and his grandparents drank it, and have done so for generations. This same Sheriff
took a stand for the Second Amendment as well:
THIS is the way the states and its officials can stand up to the tyranny of Barack Obama's federal gestapo, on everything from guns to EPA overreach.
Way to go, Sheriff Rogers!
The article first appeared here.