Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did.
by Barry Donegan, Adam Andrzejewski, and the Better Government Association | see original article
“Every citizen, in every state, county, and city, should take note. Make sure their local government officials are working for the people, and not for themselves.”

Clark County, Illinois — Sometimes citizens can be so frustrated with county board members they wish someone could just place them under arrest. Well, that is exactly what citizens in Clark County, Illinois did.

Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere.

Residents that voted in the recent election said they are hoping officials have learned from the past mistakes of others.

So what can the law abiding citizen do? The answer is coming from some regular guys in southern Illinois who decided to hold public officials accountable. They call themselves the “Watchdogs.”

Kirk Allen and John Kraft — two military veterans — live in Edgar County which just might be the most corrupt county in the country. For a couple of watchdogs, it’s a target rich environment.

In an effort to take back their government from self-serving politicians and bureaucrats, Kraft and Allen established a group called the Edgar County Watchdogs. Through a combination of public pressure, Freedom of Information filings, lawsuits, and media exposure, they have created a system that deeply threatens Illinois’ corrupt, entrenched political establishment. They operate a blog called Illinois Leaks that exposes corruption at the state and local levels. The blog is so popular that, it is trusted more than the local paper.

Considering the fact that, according to Forbes, their home county’s government has racked up over $79 million in debt all on its own while serving only 18,000 residents, Kraft and Allen have their work cut out for them.

By relentlessly pursuing justice for even the smallest infractions by bureaucrats and politicians, the Edgar County Watchdogs have driven 102 public officials to resign from their posts, including 33 officials in Edgar County alone. The pair busted the mayor of Redmond for attempting to hold office while living out of town. They represented themselves in court and beat Illinois Assistant Attorney General Emma Steimel in a lawsuit seeking access to state e-mails. Officials who have resigned due to the Watchdogs’ efforts include a property tax assessor, the Edgar County board chairman, an entire airport board and its manager, the attorney for Kansas Township’s fire department, Shiloh’s superintendent of schools, and Effingham’s health department administrator, among others. After they exposed corrupt, illegal, and self-serving spending habits by the Ford-Iroquois County health department, the entire bureaucracy was dissolved. In some cases, federal agents have even stepped in to investigate and issue subpoenas to local officials after receiving tips from Kraft and Allen.

Public boards are used to facing angry crowds, but most have never encountered what happened at one recent meeting in central Illinois.

In what was one of their most epic displays of political crime-fighting, which was captured on video, Allen and Kraft held the entire Clark County Park District Board under citizen’s arrest on May 13, 2014, for violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act, a Class C misdemeanor.

When asked if there would be public comment, one of the board members said, “I vote no.” Followed by five other board members.

Board attorney, Kate Yargus, could be heard on video saying there would be no public comment that night, and told the board members they were “free to go,” even after Kraft’s citizen’s arrest announcement. She tried to cite statute to Kraft, but before she could finish, he said, “Just sit down, you are making yourself look like a fool.”

Deputies were dispatched to the scene, but instead, Clark County Sheriff, Jerry Parsley, personally responded that night. Parsley said he knew it was a heated situation and felt it would be best if he handled it. He said that Kraft handled the citizen’s arrest responsibly, and the board was definitely in violation of the Open Meetings Act by not allowing the public to speak.

“It’s not that they should have. They’re mandated to,” Parsley said. “The people need to have their voice. It’s not a dictatorship. It’s a democracy.”

The sheriff arrested six of the board members. The seventh board member was not arrested because he voted against the other members. As they were escorted out of the building, the crowd cheered.

The board had previously laughed at the watchdog group, calling them trouble makers; however, the Sheriff and the State Attorney’s Office didn’t see it that way.

Kraft said, “Every citizen, in every state, county, and city, should take note. Make sure their local government officials are working for the people, and not for themselves.”

A lawsuit against the board is still pending. Their next board meeting is scheduled for late November.

  • That is awesome. Can we franchise this watch dog group? I know a lot of people who would pay a lot of money to expand this to other cities/counties.

      • Hi you guys did a great job! We need your help here in upstate New York in over turning several bad pieces of legislation and getting rid of a despicable governor (Mr. Cuomo) and his Democratic Party that has pas felon friendly laws at the expense of law abiding citizens and crime victims and members of the law enforcement community as well! How is that for a recipe for disaster! If that is a violation his oath of office I do not know what is? He should EITHER RESIGN OR BE IMPEACHED FOR FAILURE TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK!

        • Party doesn’t matter! Here in Kentucky the outgoing Republican Governor Matt Bevin pardoned convicted murderers, child rapists, and child pornographers. All for money. Corruption includes every political party in this country due to the greedy members of those parties.

  • That America is what it looks like to take back our power and remove those slippery slopes into the straight and narrow. Impressive and appreciated! Thank you Edgar County Watchdogs/Veterans and Clark County Sheriff You guys made my day Happy Thanksgiving on behalf of all the resignations due to your phenomenal efforts.

  • U can’t Franchise CARING & Giving a Damn… that’s what creates a Citizen’s Watch Dog Group! We’ve created One in Our Community, and are utilizing the Open Records and Sunshine Laws… as well as good old-fashioned RESPECT! As I’ve told my Commissioners, If I don’t do my job and hold you accountable, you can’t do your job and be responsible! Every ONE Can Make a Difference, Respectfully & Legally!
    Evil grows when good people do Nothing! Get Busy on YOUR Civic Duty… it doesn’t end when you cast your Vote, it BEGINS!

  • We need more people who have the integrity and backbone to stand for what is right. This is supposed to be a “Republic”, NOT A DEMOCRACY. In a Republic all of the 99.9999% do not have the right to violate the rights of even one lone individual.

    • Exactly, sadly people truly do not understand the difference between a Democracy (which we are thankfully not) and a Republic (which we are supposed to be!)

  • The county I live in is in the middle of sorting out over $20 million in embezzled and misappropriated funds. The entire BoS was indicted for misfeasance and nonfeasance because they let things go through even when members of the public and a town council member kept asking questions. Everyone was told to shut up because we stood to lose a lot of money if these “great deals” didn’t go through.

    After they were indicted they attempted to silently add an agenda item to have their defense attorney fees paid for by the county. People showed up and were very vocal against it so they punted the item.

    A couple weeks later a group secured enough signatures to file a petition of recall against the BoS. This time the BoS had an emergency session with a single item on the agenda, having the county pay an attorney for each member to fight the recall. They scripted the whole thing and didn’t let the public speak.

    Sadly in VA the open meeting laws require they allow the public to be present, but not to speak.

    Fortunately earlier this month one of the council members was voted out of office by a landslide, still the remaining members continue to behave as if the county populace didn’t just make it clear we aren’t putting up with their garbage any longer.

  • Thank you I needed to see this. I am the only one fighting corruption in my city and county. I have obtained documents and disclosed to public by way of Facebook the wrongs of our elected and today my life was threatened by a public member on Facebook. The woman who threatened me works at DMV. You have given me encouragement to continue doing my work. Thank you

    • Maybe you could gather into your confidence friends who are equally willing and able to fight local corruption and also others who don’t have time or can’t make a commitment, to just come to the meetings to show support for you.

    • The judge that has my dl on hold is my ex-wife old boss& a family rushville ill .my ex told me if I try to see my son in Illinois she would have me arrested her name is Marsha Bolton of Rushville Illinois.

    • PLEASE do not stop fighting..I’m waiting to get into my permanent home after moving but once I do I will be jumping into the fight as well…WE THE PEOPLE need to take back our country. YOU ARE THE FRONT LINE…PRESS CHARGES against anyone who threatens you….God Bless you

    • That threat in itself is grounds for her to be fired..!!!
      When government employees can threaten the very people they work for and not be removed, we are in GRAVE Danger ?????❤️??

    • I am also the only one trying to fight large scale corruption. I feel you. But I will not quit. Google Roger Holyfield. That is a drop in the bucket.

    • Our county’s DMV has zero oversight and is well known for their superior attitude, harassment and aggression. Maybe you can send info regarding the threat from the DMV employee to newspapers in all of your state’s counties, plus their supervisor and their supervisor at your state’s capital. Just and idea. Good luck ?!

    • Every town and city need to do this so that the officials do not go wild and stupid thinking they can do what ever it is they want.

    • If your life was threatened, and you have a copy of this. Report it to the police, even if the police do not follow up on it, you have a LEGAL record of the threat. If things escalate you keep adding police reports, trust me if you do it this way then when you decide to take legal action against them … You have LEGAL documentation of all threats etc

    • Thank you so “very much” for your commitment in doing what is right and not letting people’s threats stop you from doing what you know is right. I will be praying 🙏 for you and your families safety! May God bless you!!!!,

    • Linda, never go it alone. Truth is not your fight, pray for assistance. You are one fiber which is easily broken. Many together create a rope which is 1000 times stronger. Also safety is in making yourself unimportant. If you are the head who is holding all power, you are easily neutralized. Make certain many in your organization can easily step into your shoes, for strength and security. Becoming a no thing makes you everything. That is a Buddhist teaching.

  • Okay I want to do that here. We have a utility co-op here in north central Arkansas that have actually made it a rule that they can’t be sued by any attorney representing a client on a contingency fee basis. So only a wealth person or an attorney working for themselves can sue them. They are FORCING a very toxic meter on me/us and I even have a letter of medical necessity from a UT grad medical doctor. The staff attorney told me in writing that I needed to prove to HER (not a doctor) that I have this ElectroMagneticSensitivity. THAT is a HUGE violation of ADA laws. There’s also a law Public Law 90-502 that says they can’t radiate the public with gadgets. smh Need to see how to do this action.

    • You need to learn what the ADA actually DOES cover, not just what you think it does. Secondly, magnetic fields do not “radiate” people. If you have that sensitivity, you should learn about it.

    • We recently moved back to VA from AZ. This governor is crazy! These politicians are making THEIR OWN RULES for their own agenda. They are NOT listening to their voters. Country has gone to hell in a hand basket!

      • Sounds like Washington state, these domestic terrorist,are doing what they please. Vote these punks out office, won’t work they rigg elections. Force them out of office. After all they are federal crimal’s, drag them out office

        • In Washington state. Its awful! Help!!! Our activists are shut down when calling our politicians out. Zero accountability.

        • I live in Eastern Washington — we try to vote out some of these people, but we are constantly over ruled by King and Pierce counties with their voting block.

      • We have the same thing happening in Oregon. Out of 36 counties 6 are dictating to the rest what will happen and yes, they too are changing the rules to silence We The People of Oregon. Those 6 counties hold the largest metropolitan cities and are heavily populated by Democrats, many recently moved here from out of state.

        Our governor received campaign contributions from George Soros so that says a lot right there. Our state was the state whose Republican lawmakers staged a walkout last June / July to fight against laws that are (and still remain) detrimental to Oregonian citizens and businesses.

        Oregon is the only state with a Democrat “Super Majority” and boy have they been busy changing the rules. They have voted in billions of dollars in new taxes last year (some by the new “Emergency Clause” Brown acquired like a magic wand) and are hell bent to pass what is Governor Browns “Legacy Legislation” next month that was avoided by the walk out last summer which is yet another billion dollar money grab, cash cow being touted as a “climate change” necessity. It is modeled after California’s own cash cow / slush fund. It is basically a “pay to play” allowing polluters to pay to continue to pollute.

        Our governor refuses to listen to the people even when the overwhelming majority speak in opposition. She has vowed to pass all the bills we managed to successfully oppose last year including a bill to make owning or using a gun for self protection next to impossible. Basically saying “Hey, we didn’t take your guns, we just made it so you can defend yourself against the criminals we have allowed to go free at will.”

      • The Democratic party won the majority of the seats in the Virginia state legislature despite Republican gerrymandering. They also won governor, Lt. governor, and Attny. general in the previous election. So, actually, the politicians ARE responding to the voters. That you don’t happen to agree with the majority of voters is disappointing for you, but doesn’t mean there is anything they are doing wrong.

        • Ann: I mean no disrespect at all, but I’d like to request you stop using the word “democratic” when referring to the party. The correct term is “democrat”. And there is a world of difference between the two. Thanks.

          • Jim. Shame on you. You know full well that Democratic is OK to use for the Democratic Party. And you also know that Democrat is a slur used by Republicans as well. Shame on you Sir!

          • Sure, you can use any word you’d like but that doesn’t make it the correct use of the word. “Democratic” is a process, or a way of life. Democrat, just like Republican, is a Party Affiliation. It’s that simple. So, shame, not on you necessarily, but on your teachers for not properly educating you.

          • Thank you, Jim, for bringing that to our attention. You are right…there is a world of difference. I’m very new at this and appreciate help like this because I do want to get in the fight, but I have a lot to learn.

        • The problem is …. that “majority” is located in a VERY SMALL portion of the State …… large cities SHOULD NOT be able to run, rough-shod, over the rest ….. The country is a Constitutional Republic – NOT A DEMOCRACY.
          Democracies ALWAYS FAIL because when one group figures out that they can ‘vote’ themselves largess, the Republic DIES.

        • Until you can explain Jerry Nadler’s district in New York, you have NO room to accuse anyone of gerrymandering.

        • I am also disappointed because what this is, is just another way for the Republicans to dodge the will of the People of Illinois and enforce their will on those who do not want the Republican’ts in charge. Shame on you for supporting the Sovereign Citizen Movement with is most evil.

      • Nancy – someone in Virginia voted these socialists Marxists into office. I can’t believe these people were elected (legally) by good Constitution loving citizens.

        • Too bad, Harry but they were. The Democratic Party even won in Virginia Counties that were Iron Clad Republican’t Counties. The People of the USA have had enough of the GOP and I suspect that Virginia and Illinois are just the first indicators of a windfall Landslide that will probably finish the GOP unless they; this Wednesday, vote to remove Putin’s Manchurian Candidate Donald Trump from office.

    • I read a post recently , I think I shared it , that was saying that all the sheriff’s could get together and arrest the gov n legislators for not upholding their oath to uphold the Constitution , I would think if each county had a lawyer to represent it that they could bring a suit against the state government ???

      • Actually, the people, themselves, may arrest any “public official” who breaches their SWORN OATH to uphold the Constitution and fails to do so.
        See “Malfeasance of Office”.

        • Hum I think I will, based upon your advice LameBear, go up and Arrest Donald Trump for Treason and Obstruction of Justice. If I did go (I am not going, just trying to make a point that this go arrest the Leaders is only if they are Democratic) who will go with me? I mean two men arrested an entire Democratic Party Council in Illinois, Why I might even arrest the entire Republican’t Senate as well… (LOL)

      • The problem is most lawyers are corrupted as well and they are pretending they working for the people. They’re in the system, I experience this few times

    • Go and do a citizen’s arrest on him!! He is violating his oath of office to uphold the Constitution by denying citizens their 2nd amendment rights. He needs to be arrested and made to resign!! Start a class action lawsuit against him on behalf of all citizens of VA!!

    • You live there don’t you? Are you asking others to stand up for your rights, but aren’t willing to take a civic stand? “It’s a problem, but not MY problem to fix”, that kind of mentality leads to dictators and tyrants.

    • Donna, you certainly do need help in Virginia…. Patriots in every county – state around Virginia need to band together to fight this “Dictatorship” you have. It needs to be cut off at the roots. Why in the world do common everyday citizens elect these far – left socialists – Marxists.

  • WOW! Allen and Kraft are bonafide HEROES!!! I’m SO thankful the Sheriff and State’s Attorney’s office are not corrupt! ! ! Hey Clark County Park District board, look whose laughing NOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! lol lol lol lol lol lol

  • We need help in Illinois fighting DCFS into corruption in the billions of dollars they take in in the farmer tax dollars from American people so they can you use that money against us to seize our children unconstitutionally and illegally they violate our civil rights in our constitutional rights they destroy innocent families which is the backbone of our country it is Troy children’s lives which is the future of our country please help us exposed this fabricated fraudulent child abduction that’s going on through Illinois No One Is Safe are immune from it whether you’re rich or poor or middle-class they don’t care they just want your children they’re coming after them plus they always let them die 125 unfortunate children all in Illinois have all died they just received 1.3 billion dollars a few months ago to destroy more lives this month January 2020 they received another 125 million dollars I guess that’s because 125 innocent children lost their lives in Illinois and the state figures their lives were only worth 1 million a piece please help us organize and take back our children if this has not affected your family or your loved one it is coming unfortunately if we don’t hold them accountable if they’re going to keep doing this when it criminal keeps breaking the law if they’re not caught or held accountable they’re going to continue to break for what DCFS is no different in their child abduction and trafficking our children are no longer for sale that unite and fight these people even if we have to form armed militia we are constitutionally and legally protected by the Constitution to fight for what is legally ours and take back our freedoms and our Liberty and have justice for all in Jesus precious and holy name amen

    • I am no lover of DCFS or hardly any county agency (or state agency, for that matter) especially in Illinois. After all, I live in Crook County, the cesspool of the most widespread amount of corruption in the nation.

      That said, I was unable to follow your single run-on sentence about one or more issues, mostly about your local DCFS office, I think. I urge you to look up and contact the State Inspector General’s office if you believe that children are dying in their care.

    • This is not happening just in your area of your state this is happening Nationwide. Legal kidnapping. There are no consequences for what they’re doing. A matter of fact it’s just the opposite they are paid extra for removing children from their parents home and getting them adopted, around $6,000. Forced adoption. Take away the monetary incentive and watch the rate of children’s removal drop dramatically. Use all that money to help the families instead of tearing them apart and see tremendous growth for the better in our entire society.

  • No the most Corrupt Town, Brookhaven NY in Suffolk County Long Island. Our Ex Chief of Police is serving 46 months on corruption conviction and the Ex DA is still under FBI investigation for helping the ex chief. Brookhaven is known as Crookhaven . The Chief was the Chief of the County not the Town

  • We really need some help here in Williamson County!! I can’t put my finger on it,.. but I’ve lived here all my life,.. and it has went to shit !! The mayor is a drunk,.. allowed to drink and drive after several margaritas from local Mexican restaurant. And much more!!?

  • Making American great again one town. Need to start at the top and clean out all government defrauding the people

  • Now this is about the first time I’ve read where someone knew enough and had the guts to pursue to actually do the right thing. Although a small amount of correctness in a STATE (ILLINOIS) full of corruption we need to organise several people everywhere in every state it sounds like a totally legal approach to cleaning up the political system the sooner the better. Use the system against itself.

  • This needs to happen way above just at local levels, this is exactly what needs to happen to the majority of the members of Congress…starting with the Speaker!

  • It;s about time that something like this happened !!! We, the PEOPLE, are getting fed up with the politicians walking all over us !!! Kudos to the “WATCHDOGS” !!!

  • That must happen here in Washington State. Throw them all out. No sense in voteing, they rigg election’s. NO MORE VOTEING for domestic terrorist. Drag them out

    • Alma the word “citizen” means slave. Our Constitution does not say, “WE THE CITIZEN” IT SAYS WE THE PEOPLE. We are spiritual beings – not slaves.

  • The state of Illinois .have violated my constitution right’s.i had surerenderd my dl to the state of KY in 2007 .they had exp in 2012 .now I’m in GA can’t get a dl because the state of Illinois has a hold on Illinois dl .in which I didn’t have one I had a KY that state has kept me from seeing my kids in Iowa & Illinois .freedom tho travail or freedom of movement.also violated collecting money in iowa& Illinois&ga for same thing.

  • If we could only get the citizens of the state of Commifornia to take a stand.?
    *Not happening ! “Free Ride Commifornia” Citizens pay/illegal’s don’t. “G.Newscum” 2020

  • Best news ever now we need this in Washington. I understand there’s a watchdog thing in Washington but I think those watch dogs need to be watched too

  • This should happen in more towns and cities across America. Thank you gentlemen for taking a stand. How can we help?

  • This is a good read, it’s great to know that people are willing to stand for their rights and be heard . I live in Forbes, North Dakota
    where currently a business owner is been bullied by some of the town board members. That person has asked for legal advice from the state’s general attorney and has been given the round around. Any suggestions of what to do?

  • We need to educate citizens on difference between democracy, and republic. Many don’t realize this ,but we are a republic. This gives citizens the rights to do what these men are doing. There are alot of issues that have become blurred because of the two kind of melding together. A democracy has more socialistic qualities. Good job,keep up good work.I had started getting involved, trying to make contribution. Got discouraged when I saw how apathetic many Americans are. This gives me the drive to restart my involvement. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • The city board in Clarkston Michigan did that one time. There was an issue they knew the people would not be got so they closed public comments off and made their vote. I thought that was wrong but didn’t know the legalities of it

  • We need to do this in El Paso, TX, infamous home of Beeto O’Rourke and the WalMart shot up in 8/2019 by the guy who drove 12 hours to “kill Mexicans.” Those of us who are older see our taxes go up and up every year. We protest it, but they don’t give a darn about the older folks who have worked their WHOLE LIVES without any government benefits. And they do not help the elderly, bedridden folks at all–I have one friend in mind who I try to help a LITTLE–where are her family members??!

  • Can you please bust the CRUPPT judge in Greensburg Indiana & 1 in Ripley county just check divorced cases where they have left women homeless penniless because my Z was building a plant up the street from the court house.

  • It’s About Time
    These boards have been stealing the money from the public for 2 hundred
    About time reasonable people said “HELL NO!”

  • EXCELLENT. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecclesiastes 8:11

  • They ought to bust every City, County, State, & Federal government if they find corruption. Maybe they can take the place of some of the ones they sent to prison. Too long waiting.

  • I live in Vermilion County….their is so much of the same i bet we give Edgar County a run for it’s money on the political crime as well as it’s city crimes….could sure use some help up here….

  • Is there an update to the actions of governmental accountability by this group? I see this article is from 2014! I’m interested in seeing more.

  • PS: ANY violation of the public trust by ANY “government” official, employee, subcontractor, or other agent, official or otherwise, should be a Class-A felony with not less than six months at hard labor and up to life, depending on the nature of the crime.

    If we do not make tyranny unappealing, we will continue to live under the boots of tyrants.

  • Pick Jersey County next.
    That sherrif refused to investigate and stop someone running out of their house and firing a rifle at motorists passing by.
    The city of Jerseyville… contact me and I will give you a lot of evidence.

  • I was a 20-year HVAC worker and did a lot of Community Action work for weatherization programs for the cities of Anoka County, Minneapolis and Hennepin in Minnesota.
    As a single mother I have been forced to the welfare office for temporary support. I understand they want to work on your resume but somebody with my background already has an awesome resume so I never understood why they made me take the class every time I went in when I could be searching for work. I always got out of it pretty quick because they’re not as willing to help someone like me and instead give it to people that don’t try so hard.
    I once put a free furnace in a home that had to be worth at least a half a million. I struggled installing that furnace because I was so Furious and upset. I didn’t care text here why the homeowner got free equipment when they could have sold their home if they couldn’t afford it to install a furnace on their own funds.
    I did several rental properties in Northeast Minneapolis area where the county had allowed the tenants of rental property qualify instead of the homeowners themselves. If you’re making income off of renter’s you should not be getting free equipment through the county.
    North Minneapolis had us put a space heater in with counting money. we ended up having to run new gas lines and put a new chimney in because the old location would not have passed code. Several months later they had us come back and remove that space heater and install a 90% efficient furnace. We ended up having to abandon the chimney we just installed because a high-efficiency furnace is PVC vented. Instead of putting the equipment up in a walk-up attic with the they had us install the furnace in the dining room and run the duct above in the Attic. Then we were told to build a closet around the furnace. If they would have put the equipment in the walk-up attic there would have been no need for a closet being built. Not to mention that space heater was in our shop for at least a good year that I know of. Frivolous spending!!!
    learned that the cities get so much money per year and if they do not use all the funds they will not get the same amount the following year and that’s why this was happening and probably still is.
    I remember Minneapolis Community Action Program was shut down due to fraudulent activity with funding.
    I guarantee every city around here is playing the same game.

  • I forgot to mention that some of the rental property is that was getting free equipment we’re duplexes. So landlords were getting free equipment are both sides of the duplex not just one.
    I was just the HVAC part of things which is an expensive bill especially if you’re doing ductwork. Weatherization programs we’ll also install brand new windows, insulate the entire house, give them more efficient refrigerators and even light bulbs that are more efficient. They also required a bath fan to be installed and every single one of them. we’re talking big bucks!!!!

  • Unfortunately there is no provision in the NC statutes that allows for a “citizen arrest” in North Carolina. Because of that fact, if a citizen attempts to detain anyone can and probably would be arrested for kid napping. I love that this happened in Illinois but readers take head, you better known and be double sure of the laws in your particular state before you try something like this.

  • Love it! Bring some Watchdogs to Kentucky! FBI says its the most corrupt in the nation. Everyone here is scared to even say anything because they set you up to be arrested and be carried away by the corrupt system. Police are very corrupt along with the courts. There is no justice here in Kentucky.

  • They would be great if these watchdogs could train up people to go out and their local areas and do the same had been great if we’d a had that in Place here in Arkansas when the clintons resided here but those watchdogs may would have ended up dead like all those others who pursued the Clinton’s

  • Georgetown County in South Carolina is going through a similar situation. Research and freedom of information along with accountability has brought about change. Our county administrator and financial director, county attorney(son in law of administrator) procurement official retiring or resigning. We followed the money and the numbers do not add up. It can be done.

  • Thank you. We are being railroaded for a school bond (52 million). I was the only one who spoke against it. No corruption, just a waste of money. Dan

  • finally someone is calling the corruption what it is. The joke is always that the license plates are made by the past governors of the state. That is also a true statement (assuming that criminals are required to work)

  • I think the Registrar of Voters has a crucial role in every county in this country, Judicial Watch has shown many are deliberately not cleaning voter rolls as is required by law.

    For example, LA County has 1.5 million names of people on its voter rolls who are dead, or have moved out of the county, or are not citizens, or are shown voting in more than one precinct, etc. This gives the Registrar the ability to set the stage for illegal voting that can (and does) sway elections.

  • Yes great good for those guys and the liberal Democrats and other politicians take note your corruption will catch up with you

  • I am not from your state but I applaude you for your efforts and I wish more people like you who aren’t afraid to help. For what I watched in cultures here( being nice)” it’s not what you know it’s who you know” and to be a whistle blower of truth there is blacklash and swept under the rug. So it’s hard for New comers of old school and culture acceptance. One day I wish I could meet you folks. Life experience in small town. Don’t get me wrong I am not bittersweet. But believe in honesty and children”s futures. Wis.

  • This is a good action. Others should get plenty of documentation before hand. This way they have proof as to what has been going on

  • The story is inspirational, that there is a chance that without a physical fight the people can run the government yet again. Hope

  • Can someone please explain to me how “One” state, Virginia, can override our1st and 2nd amendments to our United States Constitution?? Why is this rogue governor and his far – left cronies not being attacked by our federal judicial officials?

  • This is very empowering and gives hope to a corrupt town that there is something individual citizens can do.

  • I posted this article 5 years ago, and it’s just now gone massively viral (which is great!) though we’re not sure where the traffic is coming from. Could several people please reply with the referring website URL that led you here?

  • BEAUTIFUL! It’s about time that the citizens stepped up. This will continue to happen. The world has had enough…FINALLY 😉

  • A post on Facebook brought me here from Steve Hamblin on Whats happening in Madison County Mo. How interesting this is.

  • Love this fact that someone has the knowledge and ability to make a difference for the people. God bless you.

  • In Poland is similar. Corruption, lies, hostility to people is a true Government program. Greetings, God bless you. We must fight!

  • I would like to be involved in the organization which help citizens fight for their rights, save technology, etc. Do you know any group in KnoxvilleTN, also in Pittsburgh Pa?
    What is the save way to contact you not by gmail?

  • City officials in South Lake Tahoe are angering residents with a number of high handed activities along with their fawning attitude toward Verizon in conjunction with their obvious contempt for citizens who are trying to protect themselves from the widespread unregulated proliferation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTF) in their community.
    At one meeting several months ago, after perhaps a half-dozen residents had spoken against WTFs, Mayor Jason Collin casually spoke to the effect that it seemed everyone was saying the same thing so their would be no more public comments. One asked out loud if it was legal and was told that public comments were just a courtesy.
    At any rate, it seemed similar to the incident in Illinois where they decided to cancel public comments. I’m in California, but I would love to see a similar application of the law in Tahoe that Illinois citizens so ably demonstrated in the above described incident by the Watch Dogs. All Hail the Watch Dogs.

  • I enjoy reading these posts but am dismayed that the only option for accessing the information you’re providing is by reading it online, downloading an ebook, or viewing a video–all of which expose me to the thing I’m trying to avoid. ???

    • Try a wired ethernet connection and stop distracting from the point. You could argue that the electricity for that equipment is provided thru a smart meter and you would be right. But if that is what you are complaining about then thats where the corruption has taken over.

  • I live in Pasco Washington state 99338
    I was helping out my father n law split his 5 acres parcels in 6-1 acres.
    He lives in the county. Outside city limits.
    The county is fine with it but they are letting the city control what they do and wants to force us under city rules also wanting to force property owners to give right of ways 30 feet on all sides of the property. Controlling what people do with their properties.
    I am glad I came across your sight.

  • It is so so refreshing to see that if you fight “long and hard” enough to expose the EVIL within our local governments that JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED!!!! Thank God for men like this and I pray 🙏 we will see more of this throughout the country! WE HAVE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY! 🎉 So MANY have fought and died for the freedoms so many take for granted!!!
    May God bless this great country!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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