A group of four boys riding dirt bikes on private property – with the permission of the property owner – were Hut! Hut! Hutted! and fined thousands of dollars – by environmental armed government workers.
The Hampden, MA teens were confronted by the AGWs – who “cited” them each $250 for “operating an unregistered recreational vehicle” and then $500 for “operating without the required safety certifications.”
Now stand and deliver.
One of the boy’s mothers, Melanie Beck, told local local media: “My son was very upset when he was approached by the officers. All the boys had respect for the officers and after 2 1/2 hours of standing there being questioned, having to show VIN numbers, and writing citations for each kid, that’s 2 1/2 hours. They were very upset, they left my house and, honestly, I feel like it’s pushing them further away from being kids and hanging out in the woods and having fun riding dirt bikes.”
Which fun is no longer allowed in what’s become of America. Not even on your own property.
Not unless you’ve got the necessary permissions and stickers and had the necessary “training.”
Soon, you’ll need the government’s permission to go for a walk in your own backyard – and probably be required to wear an electronic monitoring device of some kind, too.
Speaking of which. Four boys are now very aware of the threat to their safety posed by armed government workers. Who probably would have shot the boys if they’d had the audacity to make an attempt to “elude” the AGWs. Who then would have screeched that the boys had been “resisting” and “threatened” them with their bikes.
Luckily, the boys aren’t in the morgue. But they are probably very aware that one or all of them might have ended up there. The AGWs disabused them of any silly notions about Officer Friendly, who isn’t.
It’s the one good thing to come of this despicable authoritarian pantomime.
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