Video taken by a man in Houston, Texas captures the moment when he almost got shot to death by an enraged government worker, armed and badged.
George Dickerson says he hit the brakes to avoid hitting the AGW ahead of him, who hit his brakes first. This enraged the AGW behind Dickerson, who also had to brake in order to avoid running into Dickerson.
The AGW who had to brake went berserk – pointing a loaded gun at Dickerson and literally threatening to kill him.
The AGW appears to believe that Dickerson braked harder than necessary, but the AGW does not ticket Dickerson – an interesting fact given the literally murderous fury exhibited by this AGW. If, indeed, Dickerson had done anything plausibly chargeable, is it not likely Dickerson would have been charged?
Instead the AGW slams the door of Dickerson’s truck closed and sulks off. Pity the next victim this AGW decides to focus his rage upon.
There is reportedly an “investigation” under way of the AGW’s actions. But no automatic charges – and more – that would have ensued if anyone other than an AGW pulled a gun on someone over a traffic dispute and – on video – threatened to kill them.
That person would be facing an immediate Hut! Hut! Hutting! – not unreasonably, given that pointing a loaded gun at someone and threatening to kill them is not a harmless act. But when it is performed by someone with a government-issued badge and authority, it becomes No Big Deal.
Which ought to be a very big deal to everyone else.