Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Home of the Free ... Huh



A baptist preacher learns the hard way.

I sent an email to Pat Tiberi (congressman) regarding this. No response from him yet. And I am not expecting one.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is outrageous, deplorable, disgusting!! Unbelieveable. We have perceived rights, but actual rights are a different story. WOW.

Anonymous said...

If this guy would have been an leftist like an anti-war protester or environmentalist the Right would be applauding the action of law enforcement and condemning him for not following the orders of law enforcement officials.

The original stop may be wrong but it is currently permissible by the law of the land and upheld by the Supreme Court. Refusing the order of an officer is against the law. He needed to cooperate and then press the issue afterward.

Promoting the resistance to police doing their jobs is not responsible.

Jim Fedako said...

8:16 --

You are forgetting your Thoreau: Without civil diaobedience, there is no issue to press afterwards.

It's a sad state of affairs when a citizen cannot peacefully disobey without being beaten to a pulp.

In otherwards, protest against government is no longer allowed ... another liberty taken away.

Hunt around for the video where a cop arrested and beat a TV reporter man who was asking questions at the scene of an accident.

Anonymous said...

With civil disobedience one still needs to understand there will be consequences. If in the act of disobedience the law is broken, there will be consequences.

These officers very well may have acted inappropriately. It sounds that way from this description. However, from the law enforcement side, how many officers have been shot dead during a routine traffic stop? These guys are putting their lives into the hands of the person sitting in the car disobeying their orders.

If this guy had gotten out of the car when asked, refused the search and demanded a lawyer he would not have gotten cut up and he would have achieved the same result.

Jim Fedako said...

4:17 --

Sure, there are consequences to civil disobedience. But the chilling part is how the police reacted. Do you really think folks are going to push for their rights when the cop holds the gun and club?

The times are changing. Not 25 years ago, a pastor would have been given free pass. But, we are all suspects of the state these days.

Anonymous said...

"However, from the law enforcement side, how many officers have been shot dead during a routine traffic stop? These guys are putting their lives into the hands of the person sitting in the car disobeying their orders"

Here's what has happened to some folks people have submitted to "police" in the past.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/suprynowicz/suprynowicz122.html

Second don't bring that life on the line crap. They know that going in. If they don't want to take the chance of getting killed, get another job. Of course many of them become cops, because they have little ability to do anything else i.e. low intelligence. It's got to point where most are instructed to hassle the population, generate revenue, and do it with impunity.

The world turns of course,and you reap what you sow.