VC Sheriff answered tough questions at Local Patriot Event

By Debra Tash

Thousand Oaks: December 1, 2021, Sheriff William Ayub stepped up and answered pointed questions at a community forum hosted by Ventura County Patriot Meetups.  The group is only months old, forming first to discuss local topics then breaking out into working committees to address them.  They are primarily on the social texting/messaging app, Telegram.

Questions were submitted via email beforehand to the forum’s moderator, though later in the meeting the floor was opened to audience’s questions. 

The first set centered on mandates, both on wearing masks and forced vaccinations. The Sheriff said that in principal the mandates are not laws.  Those are enacted by the legislature. However under emergency powers given by the State, local health officers have the authority to issue them and that they have the force of law.  This power is outlined in California Health and Safety Code 120130.

Enforcement’s posture has to be reasonable.  He maintained that his officers didn’t act on past mandates and won’t police future ones like closing businesses, not wearing masks, social distancing or forcing people to get vaccinated.  Their job is to keep the peace. The Sheriff lamented that this state of emergency has gone on for two years. He said the goalposts keep moving and he doesn’t think people are buying into the continual panic any longer.  His department has no vaccine mandate for its employees and there are none in the County overall, except with health care workers.  Note:  A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a ruling that widens a ten state ban on forced vaccinations of health care workers.

The next set of questions were about the Constitution.  Sheriff Ayub said that there is no mention of sheriffs in the United States Constitution and in California’s it only states that each county shall elect its own sheriff, nothing else.  Law enforcement is sworn in pledging to uphold both constitutions and again their primary function is to keep the peace. 

On the rise in crime, he pointed out that inmates were transferred out of state prisons to the counties they resided in.  This was done under the Post Release Community Supervision program. When Covid hit the problem was made worse when the courts enacted zero bail to lower the population in the local jails.  That population went down from 1400 to 800 inmates in Ventura County.  Some of those who were let out were there for violent crimes.  The policy proved so bad it was rescinded after four months.  

We did submit some questions from one reader in a separate email to the sheriff before the forum.  

Q. If an official violates The Constitution will the sheriff’s department comply with citizens written demands to arrest that official? If not then what is the procedure for stopping such activity? 

A. Violations of the U.S. and/or California Constitution are civil in nature, as opposed to criminal.  Civil matters are settled in the courts through legal actions brought by attorneys.  Law enforcement officers do not make arrests for constitutional violations. 

Ayub fielded concerns about illegal immigration from the audience.  It is difficult to deal with in California since it became a sanctuary state.  His officers are not allowed to interact with ICE.  Drugs and people come into the County on panga boats which are abandoned on isolated beaches.  At times illegals are found dehydrated and in poor condition. It then becomes a humanitarian issue. 

In another question submitted through Citizens Journal,  Ayub answered:

Q. When we go through the trouble of getting a CCP, how likely will future officials make it impossible to renew? 

A. Assuming “CCP” refers to a concealed carry permit for a firearm, the answer to this question depends on who the County Sheriff is and what changes to state law our legislature makes.  At present, I know of no legislative efforts to restrict the issuance of concealed carry licenses.  In Ventura County, the Sheriff is solely responsible for the issuance of concealed carry licenses.  My policy is to issue licenses to those individuals who meet the state’s mandated criteria (proper training, local residency, etc.) and who have a demonstrated history of good judgment and strong character.  You can find more information regarding concealed carry licenses here:

His force is down by 5%.  Some of that deficit is because they were unable to hold a police academy due to Covid. It takes one year to train an officer.  They will be working to make it up.  Also they are losing officers to other states.  The cost of living and the threat of mandates have all taken their toll.  The department is working on instituting a signing bonus to attract new recruits.  

He closed by saying, “These are difficult times.”

They are indeed.

Debra Tash is former Editor-in-Chief of, past president for Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, business executive and award-winning author, residing in Somis.

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Tack K Anderson

Ayub is a liar, tyrant and Constitutional criminal! Want proof? send me an email!!

C E Voigtsbergfer

Just a slight correction. They are panga boats, not Pongo boats. In fact, I think that adding boat to panga is redundant. Kind of like what my Japanese language instructor used to very emphatically state when his students referred to the Japanese hibachi as hibachi pots. “NO! NO! NO! Not hibachi potchi! HIBACHI!

BruceBoyer, candidate for Ventura County sheriff

To start claiming the event was hosted by a ‘patriot meet up” is going along with the theory that says a patriot is anyone claims that label, actions are not a factor. This was an AYUB only scripted event. I have challenged both of my opponents to debates; Mustache Bill” has refused as he is ‘too busy” Lock-down Jim affirmed that yes he would; but that was seven weeks ago and he refuses to reply…reminds me of some chickens my aunt Clara kept, cept they wer not named Bill and Jim.. In addition I have sent them a ‘lsit of questions” I have answered them all in full; they cannot seem to find the time to do so.. The Calif Rifle and Pistol Assoc has a short candidate questionnaire that is sent to every candidate; I send extra copies to the ‘dos hermans pollo”, they must be really busy… I posted mine up, but then a score a 100% for the Second A and the pollos get Fs.

“Mustache Bill the man who enforced the lockdowns, assisted by his#2 and now challenger Jim Fryhoff. They enforced the lockdowns of businesses and churches. They threatened people with arrest for keeping their stores or businesses open. ‘Mustache Bill is a woke leftist, read his editorial from the VC Star Sept 2021 “1000 days since the Borderline” where he and Linda Parks lauded the gun control legislation of Brownley and Irwin; his fellow attendees at the Leftist gun control seminar from March in 2019; they all stood and applauded the Leftist agenda ( yes its all on video!) . They all endorse him. Birds of a feather… Patriot meet up???; yeah right… OK maybe they were duped?
If staff wants a reply Ill gladly dissect the two hours of 1/2 truths, dodges and lies Mustache Bill spun out, lets do it! As to CCPs or CCWs; more lies and half truths; there has been State Leg. to restrict them, OK he ‘does not know” because he is either not paying attention of deceitful. I’ll go with the later as he is a smart guy. He falsely stated as to issuance as a chief of police can issue CCWs, but in Ventura County they all bow down to Mustache Bill. He stated this to a group in Oct 2021, oh he forgot?? No. Of the 280,000 to 300,000 gun owners in VC only 6000 have a ‘permit” 98% cannot carry in public. None of us can carry openly or carry our rifles in public; oh yeah ‘Bill” claims to support the 2ndA… BS. people are denied permits because they do not contribute to “bill” therefore they are deemed to ‘lack good moral character”. His policy is to deny, deny and the threat to revoke to keep people loyal to him. To list all the many ways they deny is most lengthy. A user of MJ is right out; forget it if you are under 40, but that is ” a lack of good moral character” there catch all denial. Bankruptcy, liens, traffic citations from 30 years ago, any conviction, any arrest and on and on and on. Is their a racial component there? From what I have seen, yes. By law the records are all public so we should be able to see for ourselves, except that ‘Mustache Bill” refuses to make them available for the public to see. It’s all about claiming he does while he denies 98% of the gun owners our rights.
Birds of a feather, he flocks together with Brownley, Parks and Irwin, they all fly left in formation together.


That is absolute hogwash what he said about “Law enforcement officers do not make arrests for constitutional violations”. These demonic scumbags that are violating human right and God’s laws should be violently arrested and if they partook in the blatant genocide of forced toxic/deadly vaccinations then that person should not only be arrested but also processed under the nuremberg trials and executed.

G Miller

Good questions. What about the other candidates? I also see an ad on this page for someone whose eligibility was challenged and is litigating it. Will he be included?