This video was taken by a couple of guys filming outside a federal courthouse in Houston, TX:
It’s interesting chiefly because it reveals (again) the arrogance of these armed government workers (cops, “agents,” etc.) who see themselves as a kind of Praetorian Guard, above the law and entitled to bully and abuse people even when their victims have not broken any law.
The fat older Hero with the goatee physically assaults one of the men – who was within his rights to walk on public property and to video buildings and so on. Another Hero threatens to stomp one of the men’s head into the ground.
They are furious because the men have affronted their authority.
Note, not violated the law.
They were abused for not immediately deferring to the personal wishes of armed government goons.
This is by no means an uncommon occurrence.
Armed government workers routinely (and forcibly) detain people without having legal grounds (probable cause to suspect a crime has been committed or is about to be committed) and – contrary to law – demand identification such as driver’s licenses when people are under no legal obligation to provide ID or even speak with the Hero.
When they do not provide ID or answer the Hero’s questions, the Hero invariable becomes huffy – and often aggressively violent, as in the video above.
The Sandra Bland Incident is another (much worse) example.
She was pulled over for a trivial traffic violation and – when ordered by the Hero who pulled her over to stop smoking a cigarette in her own private automobile – was violently pulled out of her car and brutally assaulted by a “man” twice her size. Bland later died in custody under very dubious circumstances.
If you doubt we live in a police state, ask yourself why Heroes such as these are not arrested for clear (on video, incontrovertible evidence) abuse of their authority and charged with crimes, as we surely would be if we were to commit exactly the same act.
What would happen, for example, if you or I threatened to “stomp” the head of a Hero? Pushed a Hero? Demanded that a Hero out out his cigarette and then used force against him when he declined to obey?
Why is is acceptable for Heroes to do the same to us?
Why is there no accountability, no repercussions?
Note that in the first video (Houston federal courthouse) other Heroes – cops on bicycles – show up and do not arrest the federal Heroes who abused the two men, including a physical assault. If either of the two men in the video had so much as touched any of the Heroes on scene, we all know what would have happened next. They would have been violently thrown to the pavement and arrested for committing an assault upon a Hero.
It’s said that a frog being slowly boiled will notice the danger until it’s too late and he is already cooked. But people are not frogs – and they are beginning to notice the water’s getting warm. Note, for example, the citizen who steps in to lend his moral support to the two men being hassled by the Heroes.
This made the Heroes edgy.
This is exactly what needs to happen.
When Heroes attack, it is time for the rest of us to stand up. To stand by our fellow citizens and human beings when they are abused. Film the Heroes. It infuriates them – precisely because they know, in their porcine brains, how damaging it is to their carefully confected aura as “Heroes,” to show them in living color, for everyone to see, as what they actually are.
They’re not even law enforcers – their own favorite term.
Because they routinely ignore the law – and make up their own law on the spot.
If they at least knew – and obeyed – the law, one could respect that.
But they are just thugs.
Angry men (and women) who crave deference to their personal authority and who abuse the authority they possess. Take away the outfit and the badge and what you are left with is a real-life version of Biff – the bully from Back to the Future.
As approach the Fourth of July – the annual celebration of our “freedoms” – it is perhaps time to reflect on the freedoms we have lost. Including, most of all, the freedom to be left in peace when we ourselves are peaceful and have broken no law nor caused anyone any harm.
We will not be truly free again until we are free to walk the streets unmolested, without being accosted by belligerent, ID-demanding government goons. Free to get in our cars and drive without fear of being stopped for no particular reason and forced to endure a roadside Q&A and inspection of ourselves and our property.
Wavings flags and imagining ourselves to be free does not mean we are free.
We’ll be free again when the government leaves us in peace.
Until that happens, I won’t be lighting off any fireworks, much less pretending I live in a “free” country.
Will you help us?
Our donate button is here.
If you prefer not to use PayPal, our mailing address is:
721 Hummingbird Lane SE
Copper Hill, VA 24079
PS: EPautos stickers – new design, larger and magnetic! – are free to those who send in $10 or more to support the site. Please be sure to tell us you want one – and also, provide a mailing address, so we can get the thing to you!