Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More from the militarized force of occupation. One day they're going to need us and we won't be there because of this Mandate of Heaven crap.

Texas Police Arrest Cop Watchers, One for Being Armed, Even Though No Laws Were Broken
In what is becoming a heated battle in Texas, Arlington police arrested two men Saturday for standing across a four-lane highway recording officers making a traffic stop, including one man who was openly carrying a handgun on his waist, refusing to abide by their orders to put it back into his car.
However, under Texas law, Kenny Lovett, was completely within his legal rights to open carry a pistol considering it was a pre-1899 black powder pistol, an antique that is not even considered a firearm under federal regulations.
And we all know, they had the right to record from across the busy thoroughfare, but that didn’t stop police from arresting Joseph Tye as well, who was not even carrying a gun, but merely a camera.


PO'd American said...

This department needs to be sued out of existence. A good old fashioned Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit against the department's management, the city council of Arlington, and the individual "officers."
Take their asses to the cleaners....Enough is more than enough.

PO'd American said...

BTW, the sheriff's office is suspiciously absent. You might file charges against the named officers with them. You might also publish the names and addresses of these "so-called" peace officers.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, these folks will "settle" for $$&$$ instead of standing firm throughout the long and drawn out litigation ahead. In doing so, they will do more harm than good.

Screw the "settlement" monies that only hurt the taxpayer - stand and fight to see qualified immunity striped away, stand and fight to see these officers not only lose their jobs but also face CRIMINAL charges. AFTERWARD, then sue for CIVIL damages, using the criminal proceedings as a springboard.

Taking a lawsuit lottery winning up front via settlement only serves to allow the bogus activity to continue because nobody is actually held directly to account for actions taken. I hope these fellas prove they care about rights more than paydays.

Anonymous said...

I agree with publishing the names and addresses of the OFFENDING officers. I wonder if KUDZU grows in Texas? I wonder if sewer lines in Texas are immune to having concrete dumped down the drain pipes? If a camera in Texas is concealed, does the Ossifer know he is being recorded? Inquiring minds wanna know.

Paul X said...

"Nevertheless, the Second Amendment activists have joined the First Amendment activists in cop watching with their cameras and guns, similar to what the Black Panthers did in California during their cop watching efforts in the 1960s when citizens were allowed to open carry.

But it was those very tactics that prompted then-Governor Ronald Reagan to ban the right to open carry in California, specifically an incident in which the Black Panthers entered the state capitol with their guns, sending a chill down the spines of politicians."

What? The sainted Reagan, banning guns? Say it ain't so! (snicker)

The event as described in the article is non-violent resistance at its finest, with precedents going back to Martin Luther King, Gandhi and Thoreau. The cops played their part to a "T", making them destroy their own legitimacy in the eyes of the people. Eventually people will figure out what the cops are really here for. Hint: it ain't for preserving order...

Liberty, "Not the daughter but the mother of order."

HappyClinger said...

Hit those b-tards where it hurts. SUE, SUE, SUE.

Anonymous said...

This looks ripe for a Section 1983 lawsuit. Too bad that won't happen.

Anonymous said...

They serve and protect themselves...

Anonymous said...

In the pic, the open carrier still has his sidearm while he's cuffed or being cuffed. So:

The cops have little or no training on how to disarm and cuff a suspect, or:

The cope clearly did not see the sidearm as a threat.

I would think that the first scenario is the more likely one.

Anonymous said...

Don't trust ANY cop to abide by anything - the Constitution or any other law!

Anonymous said...

Alexander Solzhenitsyn said of his time in the Gulags in Russia:

"At what exact point, then should one resist the communists? ... How we burned in the prison 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 good-bye to his family? Or if during periods of mass arrests people had simply not sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing 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 [police] would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers ... and notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt."

maybe Americans should pay attention..but somehow I doubt it.

Sign me Neal Jensen

Anonymous said...

AS long as you let the police state sneer at you and your rights, you are not "free", no matter how much rationalizing you appy to this.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes:
"You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power - he's FREE again."

So tell me again just how much FREE we are....So i can tell you again to WAKE THE FUCK UP...YOU ARE DREAMING.