The expansion of Police Powers to all Gov't Depts?
This is something I have noticed for quite a few years now and have commented on before.
NY city Building Inspectors are now armed and have Police powers. NYS Fire Marshalls are permitted to conceal carry and have Police powers as well. NYS DEP also are armed and have Police Powers - not to mention ther own SWAT teams
These are mainly inspection or code compliance agencies ... why do they need to be armed and why do they need police powers?
Is stacking some boxes in front of an emergency door temporarily really a criminla offense?
Does burning some brush on your property really call for being drawn down on and arrested?
"you are missing the grab bar behind the toilet"
"Sorry sir, I didn't realize I was missing that piece of hardware for the toilet stall, I'll get it insta ...
"put your hand up and get on the ground"
"wait, why are you pointing a gun at me?"
"you are under arrest for violation for the Building Code"
seriously ... armed Building inspectors!?!?!?