02/15/2012

Tenn. law would require feds to notify local LE before making arrests

State rep says means of "standing up for the people" against federal government

By Tom Humphrey
Knoxville News-Sentinel

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Bill Dunn says his bill requiring federal agencies to notify local law enforcement officers before making arrests in Tennessee is a means of "standing up for the people" against an overreaching federal government.

"There comes a point where we've got to put a little bit of pressure on the feds and stand up for our citizens," the Knoxville Republican told members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee last week.

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