Sheriff stands up to US Marshalls – Eddy County NM – Russia Today
A sheriff in New Mexico physically stopped US Marshals from enforcing Internal Revenue Service orders at a residential property
[ Editor’s note: We see this over and over. Big corporations utilize the courts and appeal system for years to litigate a case and never do they get short-sheeted on their due process rights.
That slim ball move is saved for the little folks whose rights are trampled so some federal agencies can crank out statistics on bringing in the bacon for Uncle Sam.
Our interest in sharing this with our readers is not to take a position on the tax issue itself as we don’t know, nor do we want to get into those details.
But when an appeal is pending and an armed seizure goes ahead anyway in this day and age where computers have that kind of information at their keyboard fingertips, that is clear abuse of due process for which the appropriate government officials should be censured.
Even if this guy if stalling because he does not want to pay…again, the corporations have done that forever and even the VA has a huge record of throwing case records out when they want to show better claims processing numbers, and also to just burn claimants out from pursuing their cases.
I have yet to hear of a single prosecution of a government employee for malfeasance when doing this. When one guy gets trampled like this it puts us all at risk. VT readers are familiar with this drill.
Ernst Zundel had retired from his political activism after marrying Ingrid Rimland and moving to her Tennessee hills to enjoy painting in this new artist studio.
But Germany want him for holocaust denial, so a plot was hatched to have him picked up on a technical violation which could then be used to hustle him out of the country.
The trick they used was “failure to appear” at an immigration hearing that neither he or his attorney had been notified about, which triggered an arrest in his case, but rarely happens in others. A time zone screw up had him held up in NY City, where his lawyers got a delay on the German extradition.
The Feds then used their plan B to pop him back to Canada where he spent 18 months in pre-trial solitary confinement while Canada cooked up a Patriot Act type violation where the evidence could remain secret and never show publicly.
Ingrid has done an award-winning documentary on their long struggle, which you can see here.
Ernst ended up doing hard time in Germany. He is out know, but unable to join his wife in the US because his record shows a security risk conviction, and Canada still says the evidence used against him will remain secret. So that folks is one hell of a ream job. So we salute this new sheriff and wish we had more of them… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … February 9, 2015 –
CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico sheriff stood up against armed U.S. Marshals in a land dispute in Carlsbad. “I wasn’t doing it for fame or glory,” Sheriff Scott London said. “I just did it because I’m trying to do the right thing.”
It was just after 9 a.m. two weeks before Christmas when U.S. Marshals armed with automatic weapons tore through a Carlsbad home. Inside the home were 20-year-old Wilson Baughman and her 1-year-old baby.
“There was extremely loud banging at the door and I could hear other people surrounding my house,” Baughman said.
The feds were trying to evict the mom and dispose of the property, claiming the home was going to be auctioned off because the owner had not paid his taxes. According to court documents, the owner had appealed the case but never had his day in court.
“We certainly cannot be selling or disposing of property until due process has been exhausted,” Sheriff London said.
Baughman’s parents called the sheriff. Sheriff London then confronted the Marshals. “I was aware that the case was pending and in appeals,” Sheriff London said. Marshals threatened to arrest the sheriff, but he stood his ground.
“It’s my oath. I took an oath to support the constitution of the United States as well as the constitution of New Mexico and I felt bound to my oath,” Sheriff London said.
“I’m very proud of him. Not very many people have the courage to stand up against an organization that’s as large and powerful as the IRS,” Baughman said.
The appeal is still pending, but in 10 days the IRS intends to auction off three of the owner’s homes in Carlsbad. The sheriff sent a letter to the IRS requesting the agency cancel the auction, but he hasn’t said what he’ll do if the IRS says no.
Baughman has found another place to live.
New Mexico sheriff foils IRS attempt to seize resident’s property – report
… from Russia Today, Moscow
A sheriff in New Mexico physically stopped US Marshals from enforcing Internal Revenue Service orders at a residential property, later calling on the IRS to halt a public auction of the premises until the tax-owing homeowner’s court appeal is heard.
According to BenSwann.com, Eddy County (N.M.) Sheriff Scott London risked arrest by the US Marshal Service to intervene on behalf of county resident Kent Carter, who allegedly owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IRS for decades of tax bills earned through his construction business.
On authorization from the IRS, the US Marshals reportedly entered Carter’s property in mid-December to arrest or evict anyone on the premises. Risking his own arrest, London stood between the Marshals and Carter’s property.
London later sent a letter to the IRS saying the sale of the property would be suspended until Carter’s appeal was heard. Yet, according to the US Department of the Treasury, the public auction for Carter’s property is still scheduled for February 19.
Carter says he’s fought the IRS for decades, as he has challenged their accounting methods, adherence to their own tax code, a lack of proper deficiency notices, and what he believed to be an unlawful dissemination of personal information, according to BenSwann.com. He said his bill increased a few hundred thousand dollars after each of his challenges.
Carter said he now owes the IRS $890,000 — an amount that “doubled with the stroke of a pen.”
The New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department has ordered Carter to stop “engaging in business in New Mexico” until his tax debt is paid. Carter appealed the injunction, claiming it to be unconstitutional since it disallowed him to make a living and barred him from “carrying on or causing to be carried on any activity with the purpose of direct or indirect benefit.”
“The IRS is a lie. The income tax is a lie,” said Carter. “Why should they be able to take anything? They’re worse than the mafia.” His properties currently have liens placed against them. He also claims all of his monthly Social Security benefits have been unlawfully seized.
“Many officers have stood up over the years for the rights of citizens being victimized by the federal government,” Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, said, according to BenSwann.com. “But Sheriff London is the first one to stand up to the IRS since the early 1990s.”