New Mexico Police Chief Fired Likely Because He Attended Constitutional Rights Gathering | Wizbang.

Harger attended the Las Vegas gathering of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association () to hear what the group had to say about its goals. Harger says he’d never attended such an event in the past and until the Vegas event was not a member of the group.

CSPOA’s mission statement is similar to the Oath Keepers.

This is our plan, our goal and our quest. We are forming the Constitutional Peace Officers Association which will unite all public servants and sheriffs, to keep their word to uphold, defend, protect, preserve, and obey the Constitutions of the United States of America. We already have hundreds of , sheriffs, and other officials who have expressed a desire to be a part of this Holy Cause of Liberty.


We are going to train and vet them all, state by state, to understand and enforce the constitutionally protected Rights of the people they serve, with an emphasis on State Sovereignty and local autonomy. Then these local governments will issue our new Declaration to the Federal Government regarding the abuses that we will no longer tolerate or accept. Said declaration will be enforced by our Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers. In short, the CSPOA will be the army to set our nation free. This will guarantee this movement remains both peaceful and effective.

The story continues …

While at the CSPOA event, Chief Harger signed the Resolution of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, a pledge that police officers will, “obey and observe limitations consisting of the enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S and the Bill Of Rights.”


When Chief Harger returned home, however, he discovered that Sandoval County, NM Sheriff Douglas C. Wood had intervened with his city, Jemez Springs, and demanded that the city fire the chief and disband the police department.


Sheriff Woods also demanded that Chief Harger surrender his county special deputy commission for “liability and public safety reasons.”


After this story was broken by Sam Bushman of the website Liberty Roundtable, the local newspaper made to “correct” some of the facts of the incident noting that Sheriff Woods did not disband the Jemez Springs department nor fire Chief Harger because, in fact, the Sheriff has no such power to do so.

There’s more at the link.