Here’s a video of a man being Hut! Hut! Hutted! for obeying the law. The victim, Michael Walker, was walking down the road – a legal activity – openly carrying his AR-15 rifle – also legal in the state of West Virginia, where the Hut! Hut! Hutting! occurred.
He finds himself accosted by a very aggressive armed government worker, who demands he present “papers” – his ID. Walker asks why – asks whether he’s committed a crime – and the AGW assumes his Command Voice and practically bellows that he can ask anyone anything he likes.
This is absolutely true.
But Walker is under no obligation to answer – or to present ID, absent the AGW being able to adduce probable cause that a crime has been committed or seems about to be committed.
Legally walking down the street legally open carrying is not probable cause to suspect that a crime has been committed or is about to be committed. Neither is “concern” expressed by anonymous “callers” that they “saw a man with a gun” walking down the street.
Nonetheless, Hut! Hut! Hut!
The AGWs proceed to lie to Walker when he asks whether he is being detained or free to go. This is both illegal and despicable. A person is either being detained or he is free to go – and AGWs – according to the law – are required to clearly tell the person. These AGWs refuse to do either.
Instead, they bully and intimidate a man who has done nothing illegal.
These AGWs are the criminals here. Worse than criminals, actually – because they are supposed to be the ones who know the law. Not the ones who make up laws.
But of course, they won’t be charged with the crimes they have clearly committed. Perhaps they will be “reprimanded” – and sent to be “trained” some more.
Hut! Hut! Hut!
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