I found the following video – taken by a news reporter in her car – and thought it was worth a word or three. The woman is sitting in her vehicle, apparently doing a live feed – via Skype or Facebook or some such. The point is, she’s just sitting in her car and isn’t bothering anyone.
An “anonymous call” summons a “hero” – who claims they “got a call” about a “crazy lady” talking to herself.
Note two facts.
First, that it is not illegal to sit in your car a talk to yourself – and thus, “heroes” (armed government workers) had no lawful business accosting the woman. Yet she was compelled – under duress – to interrupt what she was doing and explain her business to an armed government worker. Had she ignored the armed government worker and driven off, the armed government worker almost certainly would have escalated the situation. This could have resulted in her being physically attacked, possibly shot to death. The “hero” would claim the woman “ignored his commands” and … well, you know how it goes.
Second, this business of “someone called.”
Remember that old business about having a right to be confronted by your accuser?
So much for that business.
Now all it takes, apparently, is for “someone” to call. Or for an armed government worker to claim “someone” called. No actual proof that “someone” called is necessary. Nor that this “someone” be required to identify themselves, so that the accused may know who has accused him.
It was like this in the old Soviet Union. All it took for the NKVD thugs to show up at your door was an anonymous tip – or the claim of one.
Am I the only one who groks that this opens the door to the elimination of whatever remains of legal immunity from random, arbitrary abuse by armed government workers?
And to those who think I am over-reacting, that the incident above – and others like it – are petty annoyances and not to worry, I remind you of SWATTing people. It’s the same thing. “Someone” calls, makes anonymous and unsubstantiated claims that hostages are being held at gunpoint, kids are being abused – etc. – and that’s all it takes to summon a gang of heavily armed government workers to the doorstep of the soon-to-be-victim, innocent of any crime.
He hears screaming men, sees flashing lights. Surprised, he opens the door and gestures – and is shot dead on his porch for the sake of Officer Safety. This happens now, in America.
Because America is no longer America.
Because of what you see in this video.
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Can’t even load this video from Australia. Must be an Amuricaan phenomenon, this assaulting people by cops that act as state bullies.
You can be arrested, in Pa., at least, for failure to bring your children to a dentist for dental care. Dentist are now the DENTAL POLICE and can and will rat you out to BIG BROTHER as this threatening letter makes clear.
The welfare state is truly like cancer, is cancerous to the human spirit. Cancer is literally an alien growth that invades the body and disrupts and destroys its normal life sustaining functions. The welfare state encourages an alien mentality that invades the human spirit and disrupts and destroys the independent, freedom loving mentality of the person.
Hat tip for this… depressing.
I sometimes regret not having had kids. Then I read stuff such as this… .
It’s called “medical tyranny” and is nowhere in the Constitution of the united States.
You are assuming he actually did get a call. She’s kinda cute. Maybe he thought he might get a little…you know…sugar from the babe if he could intimidate her enough. Too bad she was a member of the media, should could have had the opportunity to show her “support” for law enforcement.
BTW, when I googled “cop assaults women while on duty” it returned over 2.5 MILLLION hits in less than half a second…
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt . . .”
– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago