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Old 12-20-2021, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default Real County Sheriff under investigation

Anybody heard about this and know what might be going on? Has always been a super nice guy that seemed genuinely concerned about the counties well being. Even made rounds during the freeze letting folks use his satellite phone to call family members. This was the only way I was able to talk to my dad. AnywaysÖ.hereís hoping thereís no fire where this smoke is.


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Old 12-20-2021, 10:38 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2021, 10:43 AM   #3
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It will be interesting to see.
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Old 12-20-2021, 11:11 AM   #4
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Met him last summer crossing the road in a golf cart at friends place outside leakey. He seemed like a nice guy, was chewing on a stoagie

Figured he was a throwback and handled things the right way. "Y'all cant do that, and dont do that again. Be careful"
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Old 12-20-2021, 07:20 PM   #5
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What's the investigation about?

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Old 12-20-2021, 07:29 PM   #6
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More awful reporting from Kens 5.
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Old 12-20-2021, 07:49 PM   #7
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Thatís the million dollar question. Says information hasnít been released. Not sure why they even attempt to report on it.

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More awful reporting from Kens 5.
Thatís a fact!
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Old 12-20-2021, 08:33 PM   #8
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This still doesnít show or say much about whatís going on. Iíve had nothing but good dealings with Sheriff Johnson. Hoping for a positive outcome nonetheless.
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Old 12-20-2021, 08:37 PM   #9
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he will be fine.
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Old 12-20-2021, 08:45 PM   #10
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I own property and hunt there also and don't have any info on what's going on yet. Based on his post I might assume his pro active enforcement of illegals and such may have ruffled the feathers on the left and they have stirred up things to try and shut things down. There are signs at the entrance to Real County saying don't come in the county if you are planning on doing wrong. Again, I don't have any personal knowledge, just speculation.
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Old 12-20-2021, 08:46 PM   #11
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He probably pointed a gun at some illegals and one of them is suing him for mental anguish.
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Old 12-20-2021, 08:55 PM   #12
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He probably pointed a gun at some illegals and one of them is suing him for mental anguish.
Well, there was a pursuit back in September of some illegals where that may or may not of happened. These days you just don't know who you may be dealing with. Lately here in the hill country they have been fleeing until they wreck out or get boxed in, it's getting out of hand with no end in sight.
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Old 12-20-2021, 09:59 PM   #13
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Probably from the sign saying the above words......I'm sure some friend of Commie Harris or that worthless crooked DOJ had been offended by it. There are so many little bi***XX in the country of ours nowadays its so sad how far we have fallen from just 30 years ago.
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Old 12-20-2021, 10:53 PM   #14
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Probably from the sign saying the above words......I'm sure some friend of Commie Harris or that worthless crooked DOJ had been offended by it. There are so many little bi***XX in the country of ours nowadays its so sad how far we have fallen from just 30 years ago.
Yep... This has the corrupt Biden admin finger prints all over it..
I stand with the Sheriff
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Old 12-21-2021, 07:55 AM   #15
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Yep... This has the corrupt Biden admin finger prints all over it..
I stand with the Sheriff
Biden definitely doesn't control the Texas Ranger or Texas AG office. But by all means carry on with your support. I'll just take the wait and see approach. Facts win out with me. Hopefully its all about nothing.
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Old 01-11-2022, 03:10 PM   #16
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Saw an update today about this. Says that Nathan is being investigated for routinely seizing cash from illegals.
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Old 01-11-2022, 03:55 PM   #17
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Saw an update today about this. Says that Nathan is being investigated for routinely seizing cash from illegals.
Wouldn't have been a problem if they'd stayed home.
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Old 01-11-2022, 03:58 PM   #18
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:03 PM   #19
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Saw an update today about this. Says that Nathan is being investigated for routinely seizing cash from illegals.
So whatís the problem??
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:04 PM   #20
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He's being accused if illegal seizure of property and not reporting it.

and it's not just illegals.
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He's being accused if illegal seizure of property and not reporting it.

and it's not just illegals.
Standard protocol for 90% of all Sheriffs in the US if I had to guess.
Some of the largest and wildest gun collections I have seen, have been "owned" by former Sheriffs
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:33 PM   #22
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Saw an update today about this. Says that Nathan is being investigated for routinely seizing cash from illegals.
Wonder how a jury of peers in Real county will view that I used to own property in Real County and got a pretty good idea
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Old 01-11-2022, 05:13 PM   #23
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Wonder how a jury of peers in Real county will view that I used to own property in Real County and got a pretty good idea
His "peers" may be in Travis County. Well, strike that. I now recall the mandatory JX in Travis Co. went away a while ago. Thankfully.

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Old 01-11-2022, 05:16 PM   #24
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Made Yahoo news.

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Old 01-12-2022, 11:57 AM   #25
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I could easily see the sheriff beating that case if it was tried in state court in Real County. Jury nullification.

I'm sure though that if charges are brought, they will be brought in Travis County.
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Old 01-12-2022, 12:00 PM   #26
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Probably investigating him for actually enforcing the law and arresting some foreign exchange students or something. If they won't release the details I'll take that with a grain of salt. If he did something worth investigating they'd probably tell us what it was.
edit: Read the thread, hmmm.

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His "peers" may be in Travis County. Well, strike that. I now recall the mandatory JX in Travis Co. went away a while ago. Thankfully.
I did not remember that.
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Old 01-12-2022, 12:20 PM   #28
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Saw an update today about this. Says that Nathan is being investigated for routinely seizing cash from illegals.
Sounds like a heck of a plan to slow illegal traffic in his county.

I guarantee when word gets out that you'll lose your money if you get caught in REAL county, they'll go to another place.

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Old 01-12-2022, 12:33 PM   #29
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So he is enforcing federal laws since the feds wont. I bet a jury of his peers in Texas are gonna say "so what's the problem?"
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Old 01-12-2022, 12:47 PM   #30
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It seem’s that most of the folks in Real County that have issues with him or don’t care for him are ones that have had contact with him due to their own wrong doings. I hope nothing comes of this since he’s done right by my family, friends and the county in my opinion. I guess time will tell.
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Old 01-12-2022, 12:53 PM   #31
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Saw an update today about this. Says that Nathan is being investigated for routinely seizing cash from illegals.
We call that a work perk.
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Old 01-12-2022, 12:55 PM   #32
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It seems he was doing exactly what the Mexican policia do to Americans, taking money for no reason.
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Old 01-12-2022, 12:56 PM   #33
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During another traffic stop in October, more than $2,700 in cash taken from three immigrantsí wallets was said to be marked as evidence while waiting to see if human smuggling charges against the driver would stick. The other two men were referred to Border Patrol, where they asked what had happened to the money in their wallets.
So how is this different than when drug smugglers are caught and processed? The drugs and/or cash is seized. Vehicles are seized.

"Undocumented immigrants" are still breaking the law (no matter what title is given to them).

According to the sign posted earlier, they were warned!

I hope this doesn't go any further than just an investigation. I don't know the guy, but I know people that own property in Leakey and have owned for many generations. The Sheriff seems like he's trying his best to do right by the county, but with the influx of "city folk" to the area, that'll make it hard.
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It seems he was doing exactly what the Mexican policia do to Americans, taking money for no reason.
Would hope this side of the border would have higher standards.
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:00 PM   #35
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It seems he was doing exactly what the Mexican policia do to Americans, taking money for no reason.
If we sneak across the checkpoints with no papers I wouldn't exactly call that "for no reason." Looking at the quote from the article above about the $2700 it would seem that dude was suspected of being a smuggler. Seems like a **** good reason to me.
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If we sneak across the checkpoints with no papers I wouldn't exactly call that "for no reason." Looking at the quote from the article above about the $2700 it would seem that dude was suspected of being a smuggler. Seems like a **** good reason to me.
So being here illegally give a sheriff the right to take money away from you??? Right???
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So being here illegally give a sheriff the right to take money away from you??? Right???
Isnít that normal operating procedure when arrested?
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:05 PM   #38
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So being here illegally give a sheriff the right to take money away from you??? Right???
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:05 PM   #39
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Sign might have been more effective written in mexican.
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:08 PM   #40
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right!
Lol! Fair enough.
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:08 PM   #41
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So being here illegally give a sheriff the right to take money away from you??? Right???
First of all, yes. Second, if you suspect that money is going to a smuggler then especially yes because it's evidence in a pending case. Are you going to advocate we don't cease piles of cash from drug smugglers next?
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Old 01-12-2022, 01:11 PM   #42
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the only issue i have is seizing property without a conviction and i think that is where the hang up is.
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I guess I have to ask, did he ever take any money or property from some Mexican Americans that just didn't happen to have their ID on them ? Maybe seized some property from someone he shouldn't have based on profiling ?
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the only issue i have is seizing property without a conviction and i think that is where the hang up is.
Welcome to the real world. It happens every day to people who aren't illegal aliens.
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the only issue i have is seizing property without a conviction and i think that is where the hang up is.
What are they supposed to do with it while going through the criminal justice system? lol... that's how it works, it's seized pending trial/court outcome. Heck I know people who've had their own guns stolen, police located them and they couldn't get them back until the perp's trials were completed because they were evidence.
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First of all, yes. Second, if you suspect that money is going to a smuggler then especially yes because it's evidence in a pending case. Are you going to advocate we don't cease piles of cash from drug smugglers next?
From what I read it was not taken from suspected smugglers in every case. Furthermore he did not follow the protocols after taking the money.

ďThe investigating Texas Ranger said Johnson admitted to regularly seizing money from undocumented immigrants during traffic stops, even if they were not accused of any state crime, before handing them over to United States Border Patrol agents.ď

If this is true he is a thief!!
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From what I read it was not taken from suspected smugglers in every case. Furthermore he did not follow the protocols after taking the money.

ďThe investigating Texas Ranger said Johnson admitted to regularly seizing money from undocumented immigrants during traffic stops, even if they were not accused of any state crime, before handing them over to United States Border Patrol agents.ď

If this is true he is a thief!!
Can you prove that he pocketed any of the money? You're not a thief unless you take the money and put it in your pocket. By your line of thought every IRS agent is a thief.
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Can you prove that he pocketed any of the money? You're not a thief unless you take the money and put it in your pocket. By your line of thought every IRS agent is a thief.
Where did I say he pocketed the money??? I donít care if he gave it to charity, if allegations are true he broke the law.
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Can you prove that he pocketed any of the money? You're not a thief unless you take the money and put it in your pocket. By your line of thought every IRS agent is a thief.
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