From the Pahrump Valley Times:
It might have been wise for members of the Pahrump town board to bring bail money to Tuesday night’s regular meeting.
The Nye County Republican Central Committee NCRCC threatened to perform citizen’s arrests on any board member and town staff who play any role authorizing the repeal of Pahrump Town Ordinance PTO 46.
NCRCC officers claim the ordinance is an obstacle in the way of the town board’s attempt to incorporate Pahrump into a city.
An item on last night’s agenda would specifically nix PTO 46.
NCRCC Chairman Bill Carns said he believes that the board has no authority to repeal the ordinance, which was approved by the town back in 2005.
He also noted that numerous Nevada Revised Statutes NRS support his organization’s claim that any attempt to repeal PTO 46 would be in violation of the law. http://pvtimes.com/news/local-gop-honchos-threaten-town-board-with-arrest/
The newspaper didn't really give an good explaniation of the ordinance in question but the ordinance in question is about Pahrump and about it being incorporated into a city or keep it unincorporated. The town board wanted to repeal the ordinance because they feel it is unconstitutional while those threatening arrest say only a judge or legislators can find it unconstitutional and that the ordinance says it cannot be repealed because of what is written in the ordinance.
As an outsider, I understand the frustration of the NCRCC with the own board, but it seems this is a case for the courts and not threatening to arrest the town board.
And we have to keep this quiet from the Wisconsin Democrats as they want to go out and make citizen arrests of Scott Walker and GOP state legislators. Yeah, they are that bat sh-t crazy in Wisconsin.
Update: Well, they did try and arrest the board, but failed. From the LVRJ:
In Pahrump, where local politics is almost a contact sport, town board members narrowly escaped being dragged from their latest meeting in handcuffs.
A group of disgruntled Republicans stepped forward Tuesday night to arrest three board members after they voted to repeal a town ordinance meant to complicate the process of incorporation.
Bill Carns, chairman of the Nye County Republican Central Committee, led the charge.
He said the board members knew their repeal was illegal but did it anyway, thus violating their oaths of office, which is a felony.
"This town board has been pretty egregious," Carns said.
The attempt at a citizen's arrest fizzled when several officers on hand from the Nye County Sheriff's Office refused to take board members Harley Kulkin, Vicky Parker and Tom Waters into custody.
Instead, the officers escorted the trio safely out of the building.
"They actually facilitated their escape. They escorted them to their vehicles and they left," Carns said.
The confrontation at the meeting was captured by several video cameras. When the officers refuse to slap the cuffs on, you can hear at least one person say, "You guys are also under arrest." http://www.lvrj.com/news/nye-republicans-try-fail-to-arrest-pahrump-town-board-158984625.html