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Nassau County Is Moving Forward With an Initiative To Deputize Private Citizens – And, As Expected, It’s Enraging Democrats

The law enforcement veteran discusses the county’s plan, and why it’s bound to work compared to how New York is treating its police forces.

With New York government still unable to figure out what it’s doing with its own police forces, its neighbor, Nassau County, appears to have a plan of its own.

Executive Bruce Blakeman has announced a plan to deputize private citizens during emergency situations, in an effort to curb criminal activity and violence within his area.

Blakeman explained his reasoning for the plan. “I don’t think you can depend on Albany or Washington, D.C., because they’re more interested in giving away billions of dollars to migrants who are unvetted and bringing them to our communities that they are in protecting our communities.

“So, that’s part of the thought process in my mind. We need a group of citizens who are already trained, who already had experience in police departments and in the military and have them on reserve in the event that there would be a serious emergency.”

While some support the plan, several Democrats have voiced opposition to it, comparing these private citizens to Nazi “brownshirts” and even holding a rally outside of Blakeman’s office. Fortunately, he was quick to dismiss the criticism.

“It’s just left-wing, woke, progressive stuff,” he said to Fox News. “They claim now that they like the police, but these are the same people who wanted to defund the police.”

Joining us now to discuss this plan further is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Letts is President, Founder, and CEO of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships.

His expertise in all things law and order make him a great guest for this interview. Welcome, Michael!


  1. What do you think about Blakeman’s plan for Nassau County to deputize private citizens?
  2. Does this come as a surprise considering the government isn’t providing the funding needed to help police officers with gear and mental health support?
  3. Why do you think Democrats are so opposed to this plan? Does it “go against the grain” of what they have planned?
  4. What do you think about Blakeman’s statement surrounding Washington supporting migrants instead of its own citizens? Would you say that’s spot on?
  5. Do you think other cities could follow a similar plan, deputizing citizens when they’re needed the most?
  6. If President Joe Biden had something to say about this plan, what do you think he would say? And would he be wrong in his statement?
  7. You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
  8. Where can we learn more about InVest USA, and how those interested can help their fellow officers.
  9. You can visit our official InVest USA website, and learn more on the official Invest USA Twitter account. You can also learn about my new initiative at RestoringJustice.US, where we discuss lawful issues surrounding citizens of the United States.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.

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