In California law enforcement news…

Authorities in southern California are doubtful about a private fraternal group’s claim of lawful right to wield police jurisdiction over 33 states and Mexico, even though one of its promoters happens to be a deputy director for community affairs in the office of real-life California Attorney General Kamala Harris. “A website claiming to represent their force cites connections to the Knights Templars that they say go back 3,000 years.” [Los Angeles Times] As I’ve often noted about the phenomenon I call “folk law,” just as fantasies about living in past ages never seem to involve being a serf oneself, but always being Cleopatra or a Viking raider, so fantasies about alternative orders of legal legitimacy tend toward giving you the right to arrest other people, rather than vice versa.


  • I get a kick out of a Knights Templars group that dates to some 1000 years before the birth of Christ.

  • I like how their website reenforces their shroud of secrecy – every page past the homepage is password protected.

  • Obvious frauds. All informed citizens know that the true sovereign is Joshua Abraham Norton, who was crowned in San Francisco as Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.

  • The fact that one of these ignorant buffoons actually has a position in Kamala Harris’s office demonstrates very well the extremely poor leadership with which California suffers. NItwits in California government are the rule, not the exception.