A Few Questions For Adams County Idaho Sheriff Ryan Zollman
By Martin Hill
November 15, 2015



Note: This is in regards to the late Jack Yantis, a 62-year-old rancher from Council, Idaho who was killed by Adams County Sheriffs two week ago today, on November 1, 2015.

Here is the LibertyFight.com Jack Yantis Archive Page. Jack's nephew Rowdy Paradis, who witnessed the killing, said that Jack was "Murdered in cold blood by trigger happy rookies.. I hope they get the death penalty". Jack's daughter Sarah said "My Dad Was Brutally Gunned Down & Murdered By The Deputies, Left For Dead Like Common Roadkill."

Jack Yantis' 63-year-old widow Donna gave this account of the incident from her hospital bed. (She had a heart attack upon seeing the police murder her husband.)

"On Nov. 1 at approximately 7 p.m. Adams County Sheriff's Department called and told us there was a bull that got hit and they wanted us on the scene and he was mad. So we went down to check it out. I took Jack his gun so he could put the bull out of its misery. When he walked up there and was gonna put him down the officer came up and jerked him back almost off his feet. I don't know what they told him, but they just opened fire and shot him. And then they threatened me and my nephew, Rowdy Paradis, threw us on the middle of Highway 95, searched us and handcuffed us and wouldn't let us go take care of Jack."

Here is my e-mail to Sheriff Ryan Zollman.

To: rzollman@co.adams.id.us
From: Martin Hill
Sent: Sun 11/15/2015 6:39 AM

Hello Sheriff Zollman.

I know you were asked at the town meeting last Tuesday if your deputies were trained by the Dept. of Homeland Security, to which you replied "NO."

Can I ask why you replied no, when all there are countless records in the official Adams County meeting minutes, not to mention reports in your town's local newspaper archives, outlining your DHS Grants, DHS funding, DHS classes for your deputies, which are required for you to get the grant money, forms to be filled out confirming that your deputies completed the DHS courses, DHS classes both online and in person, active shooter training classes paid for by DHS for your deputies, etc., etc.

Why did you answer NO to that question?

If federal grant $$$ and federalized police training is so great, why deny it is occurring in your department?

Any clarification from you would be appreciated, thanks.

A lot of people would love to know the answer to this question.

A second question is, has Adams County or any other jurisdiction prosecuted any persons for the 'death threats' which you told the media were made against you?

If not, why not? These type crimes need to be prosecuted swiftly. In the age of the internet, it's very easy to track down perpetrators who commit such crimes either by internet or telephone.

Below are only a few examples & links about DHS and your department.


I'll get to Zollman's involvement with DHS in a minute. But first a note about the alleged 'death threats' against him and his family, which he repeated to numerous news outlets. I asked the same questions when Glenn Beck told Ron Paul on live TV that Ron Paul supporters had threatened to kill him. Beck went on and on about it. Beck began:
"Okay. Dr Paul; I'm gonna take a break and in the break I'm gonna feed something down to your location that I'm not gonna show on the air. My life has been threatened . Uh, I had to wear a vest and have securities . I..I..I've got a SWAT team to watch my family because of people who say they support you."

Beck continues:

"Okay. here's.. here's what, the people who are.. at least the ones that i have met and received tons of mail- and I can read them to you if you want sir.. where they're calling for my death.. They say that i am part of a 9/11 conspiracy."

As I pointed out in the original article Why hasn't anyone been Convicted for threatening Glenn Beck? [3/28/2010]

"Little mention has been made of these alleged 'death threats' against Beck since then. If there has been any arrest, indictment, charges filed, trial, or conviction of the threat makers, it has not been reported by a single news outlet. This leaves the discerning observer no other choice than to conclude that the entire thing may have been fabricated. If the threats really occurred, and were posted via youtube video or email, the person could have easily been tracked down and arrested. Case in point:

There are a staggering one million three hundred and eighty thousand `(1,380,000) results for a google search on "arrested for threats on the internet". None, however, appear to involve Glenn Beck. In one such example, Wired.com reported in 2009 Oklahoma Man Arrested for Twittering Tea Party Death Threats. The man, 52 year old Daniel Hayden, purportedly has a myspace page, which is still intact. Talk show host Alex Jones was visited by the FBI in 2009 because of threats posted on the Infowars.com comment section. The culprit was reportedly later arrested and is currently in prison.

So, nearly three years after the alleged threats made against Mormon cultist and establishment propagandist Glenn Beck, why has no such arrest been made? The reader can draw their own conclusions."

I asked the same about Rand Paul in 2012: Rand Paul claims violence/death threats made against him by liberty advocates - Has anyone been charged? Randy claimed on several different radio shows that there had been threats of violence and death threats made against him by "irate liberty folks," but no one was ever charged, arrested, or convicted. Why do you think that is?

Why is it that all these asshat politicians and government people always claim that death threats are made against them, but no one is ever arrested?? Any idiot should knows that if any government person is threatened, especially a national politician, media whore or if ANY law enforcement officer is threatened, all the forces and resources of government would drop the hammer immediately on the perpetrator. That is why I don't believe that any one of these people have been threatened.

Now on to Zollman and DHS.

Page 10 of the Adams County Record dated Wednesday, June 19, 2013 states, in part:

"Sheriff Ryan Zollman gave a short report on the operations in his department. He has twenty-five guest inmates this week in the jail. He has accepted the two new patrol vehicles - watch for the dark blue Ford Pickups that will be added to our patrol fleet. The new vehicles both come with two-year warranties, or for the first 36,000 miles. Two older vehicles were traded in to the dealer at the time these pickups were purchased. Four deputies attended an Active Shooters Training session last week. Their fees and tuition were picked up by the Department of Homeland Security."
LINK: http://ada.stparchive.com/Archive/ADA/ADA06192013p10.php

[See also Sheriffs Who Killed Idaho Rancher Had 'Active Shooter Training Sessions' Courtesy Of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.]

Here is another example of Ryan Zollman's relationship with DHS, with Zollman and DHS in cahoots regarding electronic traffic tickets:
Traffic tickets go digital -The Adams County Commissioners accepted Sheriff Ryan Zollman's proposal to convert ticket writing in the county to an E Ticket system. The system has been developed by FATPAW Systems, a Utah company, and is used successfully by Madison County in Southeastern Idaho, and also by Garden City in Ada County. The local system will require conversion to eight minicomputers, which will allow for writing tickets in a digital form. The ticket information will be uploaded whenever the patrolman reaches a wifi location in the county. The Sheriff's department will use Homeland Security funding for much of the system cost because it will also allow for on-line mapping for traffic stops throughout the county. There will be a one-time cost of $6,000 for the system, which will be offset by savings in time and in eliminating paper ticket forms. Ticketed parties will be able to review their charges on-line with the new system that will be installed later this year.

Here is yet another, with DHS paying for more stuff: from October 23, 2013:

"Sheriff Ryan Zollman has permission to relocate the 911 equipment from Brundage to the Valley County site located at No. Business Lookout. The move saves Adams County $2,000 annually, and Homeland Security funds will pay for the moving expenses. The jail housed twenty-seven guest inmates this past week. This is the second month that fees paid for guest inmates will exceed $30,000. Sheriff Zollman was able to give raises to the jailers and patrolmen in the 2014 budget. ollman hopes that the higher wages, plus the fact that he is emphasizing local hires, will slow down turnover in the department. [View the issue here.]

When Zollman was running for Sheriff, he revealed his true colors at a candidate forum, expressing his enthusiasm for the 'war on drugs.' Of course being a strong proponent of the drug war means Zollman and his deputies have the pretext to seize property, apply for endless DHS grants, fill the jails with non violent offenders, thereby giving his deputies and jailers raises! Zollman told the crowd "he has his own ideas on how to run things." His own ideas indeed! Zollman also criticized Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for "too aggressively" arresting illegal aliens.

Ryan Zollman said: "The sheriff has the authority to enforce all state laws. The federal agents do not. The sheriff's office can enforce some federal laws, but not all. An example is immigration laws--287G, which has been removed thanks to Sheriff Arpaio too aggressively approaching that. That was one of the federal deals given to all sheriffs, and Sheriff Arpaio enforced it too aggressively and it was taken away. Another one is the 49 code for DOT (Dept. of Transportation). We don't have anybody in our agency right now that enforces federal DOT. The State Police do. Other counties do. Ada County has federal DOT officers. So there are some federal laws that State government can enforce, but the majority of them they cannot."

The last question of the evening referred to the use of drug-sniffing dogs and the questioner's evident feeling that the current method and frequency with which the sheriff's department uses the dogs is overly invasive. Ryan Zollman made a strong series of statements about enforcing drug laws. He ended with, "Will we continue to use the dogs in such a manner? Absolutely; that's what we've got them for." This brought the only round of applause of the night from the audience. The other sheriff candidates supported Zollman's view. [LINK.]

Here are some older DHS programs that Zollman took part in as a deputy. The sheriffs have been trained by DHS since Zollman was a deputy, and have continued with Zollman as Sheriff.

[p 2/6] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY - GRANT MANAGEMENT Present General Shawyer, Dale Nader, Civil Defense Director Don Horton, Pam Murphy, UnderSheriff Richard Borger, Steve Ogden, Celeste Zielinski and Ryan Zollman.
[p 3/6] February 13, 2012 - Department of Homeland Security Grant Management Continued:

General Shawyer came before the Board to discusss Adams County NIMS compliance issues. The following have not been participating in the classes that are grant requirements: Emergency Management, Fire and Law Enforcement Departments. The 100 and 200 classes can be performed online, the 300 and 400 clases will need to be taken in a classroom and the 700 and 800 classes are provided online. The General stated the County needs to be committed and asked to have all County Emergency Management cooperating, General Shawyer informed the Board that the FEMA disaster funds are not on hold. Civil Director Don Horton expressed his concerns on how management treated him at the meeting. At the end of the discussion, General Shawyer stated he would unfreeze the grants under the condition of participation. UnderSheriff Borger will collect all certificates in the Sheriff's Office and make them available to the Department of Homeland Security.
LINK: http://www.co.adams.id.us/signed-minutes/2012-02.pdf


Certificates of Sheriff's class completion sent to DHS:

Homeland Security Grant Money:

There are many more meetings where Sheriff Zollman and others discuss homeland security, grant money, DHS classes, as well as the seizure of guns, sales of those guns, replacement guns, etc. You can do a search on it by typing the following into google or startpage: site:http://www.co.adams.id.us homeland. You can replace the word 'homeland' with any other word you want to search on the site. For example, seizure, weapons, rifle, replacement gun, etc.

Sheriff Zollman's e-mail is listed publicly on their website. http://www.co.adams.id.us/sheriff.html
Sheriff: Ryan Zollman
208-253-4228 ext 4160

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