Sunday, June 26, 2016

I Don't Get It...

....why aren't there more arrests?

Today in Sacramento a group of Americans tried to assemble at the California State Capitol.  And police stood by while a larger group of counter-protesters assaulted the first group.  The larger group used a heckler's veto (which is not protected free speech) to stop speech they don't like.

I don't care what the first group believes or wants.  I care that their right to speak freely in the public square was violently suppressed.

I don't care that in a civil discussion I may have agreed with the counter-protesters beliefs.  Once they crossed the line to violate the civil rights of others, they are wrong and they lose my support.

Not to mention that the counter-protesters also attacked representatives of the media.  I may whine all day about the media and their biases, but, you don't put your hands on them.

It was galling to watch the interviews after the fact with these criminals, and that's what they were.  The counter-protesters were proud of the fact that they had just committed these offenses.  They showed up, many with their faces covered, intending to do harm.

But the worst was watching the police do nothing.  A handful of people were arrested.  There should have been dozens and dozens of arrests.


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

When the police are selectively enforcing the law, a society is doomed, as they have become Gestapo. Geheime Staats Polezi is generally translated as Secret Stae Police, but 'geheime" is also, and in the case of the Gesapo, better translated, as "private", as the Gestapo was the private police of the state, which has been taken over by the Party. The same conditions apply to California, now.

Yer Marine said...

The Polizei used to stand by while the Brownshirts beat and silenced any protests against National Socialism, too. It is the intellectual fascism born of the intolerant Left, and now codified in the apparatus of the State.

Sieg Heil.

BostonMaggie said...

I am not naive. Particularly about the police. But to watch it is heartbreaking for me. I was angry when I wrote this post, but now I am just sad.

Yer Marine said...

Be sadder. The FBI stands by as a former SECSTATE and Dem Nominee violated 18 USC 793 and the Espionage Act more than 2,000 times, and has no charges. What happened here is just a symptom of the disease. The disease is the delivering of our formerly great Republic into the hands of Communist tyranny.