Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Abortion Is Murder! They're Discussing The MURDER of Human Babys.

They coldly discuss the harvesting of "intact cadavers" then proudly display their wares. Human baby body parts are displayed in a tray. They are talking about killing a Baby, then dissecting it, then calling the parts "specimens". The truth is they KILL an unborn baby in its natural environment, then they cut it up like cattle in a slaughter house. If the baby cadaver doesn't come out whole, they can still sell what parts are recoverable. Like a whole Brain or a whole Liver, etc...

Look closely. Then watch the video a second time.

video found on youtube

Edit: found this picture at Sipsey Street (thanks Mike.)





They are proud of this. 

Evil does not come in a more fundamental form.

As my God Father told me, the hardest part and what we MUST do, PRAY for them!

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Operation Fast and Furious Rears Its Head again

Remember, folks, Obama, Clinton, Holder et al. wanted this.

And this...



But then they got this...

( images found on google)

Their first response was a quote from Bart Simpson, "Uh, uh... I didn't do it!"

Their next response was, "Uh... it was a field operation! Rogue Agents... I didn't know!"

Thier last pathetic attempt at an excuse was, "Well, yeah, we did it... but we didn't do anything wrong and we won't do it again! Besides, Bush did it too! So there!


This comes from NY Daily News Dot Com.

It seems that the weapon used by the Rag Head to shoot up the Rag Head Ridiculing Contest was acquired from one of the batches which were smuggled during the DOJ's Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.

The news media, all of them including the highly respected Fox News, keep calling this a "botched sting" or "an investigation gone out of control" or some other such nonsense. Fast and Furious was a smuggling operation. It was criminal facilitation. There was a plan, a strategy and a desired outcome. It was NOT for the purpose of tracking weapons and breaking up cartels. Its purpose was to advance the Gun Prohibitionist narrative that "crime guns in Mexico originate in American gun shops and there must be severe restrictions on the rights of American Citizens because Mexicans are behaving badly".

Remember, folks, the only reason Fast and Furious was exposed is because a Federal Agent was killed. If only mere mortals, be they Mexicano or Estado Unidiense, were being killed the narrative would continue to be, "Ninty percent of all guns traced at Mexican crime scenes are traced back to U.S. gun shops. We must have Reasonable Restritions. (How about I put some reasonable restrictions on your right to breath? Oh, and I will be the one to decide what is "reasonable". You like that idea, shit-head?)

Again, the only thing "botched" was the cover up. The only thing they regret is being exposed. But then, they'll never be held to account for it in this life time. They aren't well meaning but misguided. They are evil.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Other States Available - Line In The Sand - Molon Labe

Go to the Etsy store and order. Each is embroydered on the left breast of the shirt and will have the Molon Labe with the Spartan Helmet below it.





1911 Lovers - A New Embroydered T Shirt Design Available

Go to the Wife's Site at THIS LINK and see what is available.

It will look like the other shirts, embroydery on the left breast.


Monday, July 20, 2015

This is My Line in The Sand T-Shirts for Sale

My wife makes these. The T-Shirts are 100% cotton. The emblem is embroydered on the left breast.

Montana and Texas are available right now. North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alaska are all in the works. If there is enough demand, she'll design one for your state also.

(No, that is NOT my torso in the picture!)


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Grdena's Police Kill an Unarmed Man

Remember, they are proud of themselves. They think they did the right thing. Everyone in their chain of command was saying, "Don't worry, Bud. We got yer back..."

Go here to read the story.

Or go here to watch the Video.


They sleep well at night confident in the idea they cannot be wrong, or at least will never be held responsible. Yes there are sociopaths among us. Some of them choose to be policemen.

File this one under "Failure to Grovel".

Words Fail me, Excpet... "Its California"

An entire neighborhood evacuated because firearms and ammunition were found in a deceased person's home?

From CBS L:cal Los Angeles:

Guns? Oh my goodness me!



The statement about the panicked discoverer (quote from the piece):

 "Officials said it is the same home where a death investigation was conducted on Friday. The person died from natural causes. However, when going through the home, someone uncovered the firearms and called the police."

The action by heroic local authorities (again quoting from the CBSlocal piece):

"LAPD and a bomb squad were sent to the Pacific Palisades for most of the night, forcing dozens of residents to stay out of their homes for more than eight hours."

and, 

"The neighborhood remained evacuated while the bomb squad secured the scene until authorities let people return to the neighborhood at 9 pm."

Will the Benevolent Heroes of the local bomb squad be able save the residents of Pacific Palisades from those icky thingies?

"Save us! Oh save us Mighty Mouse! I saw a firearm and it made me feel bad when I looked at it!"



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

It is Like 1984 De Ja Vu All Over Again

Hillary Clinton showed us this would be in her Nationalized Health Care bill. If you dissent you are mentally ill.

 image found on google

Follow this link to Jerome Corsi's piece at WorldnetDaily.com

From the piece at WND:

"At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling." (emphasis mine)



Mr. Corsi lays out the story. We are here folks. We have arrived. The madness have overwhelmed us. We have been asleep at the wheel. Our grandparents swallowed the poison pill and handed it to us. The Marxists have won. All they ever produce is excrement and they are now rubbing our faces in it. Get used to it folks. It is gonna be a long ride.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

SCOTUS Care...

The Supreme Court has lost its credibility (or what was left of it).



Chief Justice John Roberts has once again used tortured language and twisted non-logic to uphold a law... because he wants it that way. The majority on the Court holds that ANY act of Congress must be upheld if the Court can find a way, no matter how tenuous, dubious, or questionable the method of doing so. The question of what the Founders intended when they wrote the Constitution is NOT to be considered.

Obamacare stands. National Socialist Health Care stands. The march to Socialism Progress continues apace. Why? Because the Supreme Court of the United States wants it that way.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Women Attending Ranger School

Go here and read the Army Times piece.

Then read the money quote at the end, " Women who successfully complete Ranger School will receive a certificate and be awarded the coveted Ranger tab." The DAMNED outcome has been predetermined.

There is no way any woman is going to make it through the course unless she is carried. If they force a woman through and pin a Tab on her, it lessens the value of the Tab for every other Ranger School graduate who earned his. If that happens, it will be used as a precedent to force women into every other aspect of military life which ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY says they cannot tolerate nor sustain. This will weaken the force over all. Ultimately, that is what is desired

Girls do NOT belong in the Infantry. They damned sure don't belong in Ranger training. There may be a bull dyke, out there in the world, who could make it through the Ranger Course. This would be an exceptional exception to the rule. Making national policy based on a one in ten thousand exception to the rule is a recipe for disaster/suicide. Ranger school is HARD for a reason. It tests the best and hardest of men. Girls, by design are not HARD. Dear Lord we are having this discussion because our National leaders are out of their minds.





This is my class. Look at the faces. Do they look healthy? The photo was taken AFTER we had been back on solid food for three days. Go here to look at a larger photo.

I attended the course as a PFC from the First By God Battalion. I was conditioned for it for over a year before I got my slot. It was hard for me and on me. Not impossible, but hard. My body was broken down at the end. It took weeks to initially recover and months to FULLY recover. I had open sores which didn't heal until after I got back on solid food. My endocrine system was interrupted to the point my nuts didn't function for almost two weeks after graduation. I started the course at 175 pounds and graduated at 145.

A normal healthy woman is not going to be able to handle this kind of stress. A woman is not physically, nor is she emotionally, programmed to handle this kind of stress. It is cruel to put women in this situation and LIE to them and say, "Go forth and be the same as a man!" It is unnatural. It is sickening.

May God have mercy on us.

LB





Thursday, February 05, 2015

On Road Marching, Again

At WRSA, the conversation continues. I will reiterate. Take it for what it is worth.

I takes a lot out of a man to road march fast. It takes determination that you're just going to do it! When you're learning, it takes someone setting the example.

Everyone has a strength. The man who runs at a pace of 5 minutes per mile, generally doesn't set the standard in push-ups. The man who can max out push-ups on his PT test generally isn't the one setting the pace on a 5 mile, non-standard run.

When someone has a strength is a certain area, let him set the example and tell the rest how he does it. Let him set the standard toward which the others strive. The goal must be an achievable standard which is within reach, not easily attainable, but not impossible either.

When I was a young Private going through RIP, I (and a handful of others) took off on our, graded for time, 12 miler. A soldier named Paul Scurka set the pace and we did our best to keep up. To us it was blazing saddles. To Sgt. Scurka it was an evening stroll. You see, he was an instructor at RIP and a two time winner of the Best Ranger Competition. I was amazed than any man could walk that fast. When I finished RIP and got to the Battalion, I was equally amazed there was a battalion full of men who could do it. A year later, I could do it in my sleep. It is all in how you train.

I said before. First, work on your speed. Stretch out that stride. (Don't run!) Force yourself to exaggerate the normal walking stride, because road marching isn't a nice evening stroll. You can add weight when your speed comes up. Condition yourself first. Start out with 35 or 45 pounds in your rucksack. Additionally, wear whatever load bearing gear you would normally patrol with. Carry your weapon, or a seven pound hickory stick. That will be enough to BEGIN training your body and mind. When you can road march, without running, at a speed of 4 to 4.5 miles per hour, then begin adding weight. You will notice that adding weight will make your shoulders ache more than it will slow you down. Determination, will, "Dammit! I'm just gonna do it!" goes a long way toward keeping your pace. "It's all in your mind...!" I used to hear. I hated hearing that until I could meet the standard, then I realized it was true. Take care of your feet. When you get blisters, let them rise for a day, then pop them. They will drain, be sore, dry out and grow thicker skin. This is what you need. Your feet are gonna ache. Deal with it. It sucks, deal with it. The bad guys chasing you, or the ones who you attack at the end of your march don't give a flying fuck how much your feet or shoulders, or back ache.

Finally, set an achievable goal. Congratulate yourself when you have met the standard. Its OK to feel satisfaction. If you haven't trained like this before, start with five miles. Then go to six, then to eight, then to ten and twelve. Don't over do it. Keep your goals reachable until you are ready to try something butt fuckin hard! There will be a time for the ultimate test. Initial training phase isn't it. Remember, speed first, then load. When the time comes, you will be able to throw any necessary combat load on your back and get to it. By then you'll be thinking, "I have done a hundred of these. No big deal."

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Christ is born in Bethlehem!





Halleluja!

God and sinners reconciled!

Helleluja!

Gloria in excelsis Deo!

Halleluja!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FBI Says: No Murders in Newtown Connecticut in 2012

                                (image found on Google)                                           

I saw this very thing on another blog (Battlefieldusa.wordpress.com), so I decided to search it my self.

I plugged these search terms into Google, "FBI uniform crime report 2012 Connecticut".

Google brought me to this page: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/8tabledatadecpdf/table-8-state-cuts/table_8_offenses_known_to_law_enforcement_by_connecticut_by_city_2012.xls


So I scroll down the page there, paying close attention to the third column, "Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter", until I find the city of Newtown. I look at the third column and...

Lo and Behold! No murders in Newtown in 2012!

Well, shucks by golly! They wouldn't lie to us... would they?

Go look for yourself. Then pass it on!

Governors in New York and Colorado used this psy-op to pass control legislation and further restrict the liberties of formerly free people. They do not care what tool they have to use to advance their agenda. Lies are not only permitted, they are obligatory if that particular tool advances their agenda. They call in "Progress".

Think about this also. There hasn't been one Newtown Policeman, not one single Connecticut State Policeman, nor a single FBI agent come forward to tell the TRUTH about this. Not one. Good guys, all.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Breaking Contact... For A While

I won't be posting anything for a while. I'll still lurk and coment on the usual IIIper blogs.

Thanks for reading.

Longbow out.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Controlled Demolitions... This is Cool!

Watch and enjoy this montage of controlled demolition. It is interesting to see how a skilled crew of engineers can cause a building of brick and steel to fall into its own footprint.


Here's another...


Now here is a really good one. Some have said no engineers were involved in this one at all!   LOL



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Erik Rush's Thoughts on Flight 370


Erik thinks the flight was diverted to...

http://www.erikrush.com/what-really-happened-to-malaysia-airlines-flight-370/

by the CIA because it was carrying...

"The “great deal more” I am told was rather a revolutionary piece of hardware, not software, and it is not integral to digital data systems, although it is no doubt used in conjunction with them. The engineers were part of a joint US-China effort that resulted in one of the most advanced small gyroscopes for flight ever developed – flight, as in long-distance space flight."

...and that is why the Chinese aren't making a HUGE deal out of losing more than 150 of their citizens.

I don't know what the plane was carrying besides passengers. I have suspected something along these lines.

But then, I've been accused of being a nutburger.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Edward Snowden Interview


Go to this web address. It is definitely worth a few minutes. 

http://video.ted.com/talk/podcast/2014/None/EdwardSnowden_2014-480p.mp4


Those who would control you say, "Don't listen! He's a Traitor!" One would do well to heed his warning.

Another Thug Acting According To His Principles

He did this because he knows he will get away with it. He can pen up the excuse later. He is certain his co-workers will back him without hesitation. He did it because he wanted to. He is proud of himself.

Watch and be sickened.


Original link found on Infowars.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It Is A Police State

I found the link on Rense.com.  Here is how one man handled a sloppy fishing episode. The suspect here is someone who has learned the hard way the cost of acting like a free man.

"He was doin' 72 in a 70!"

and,

"I stop a lot of people, you know, and very few are guilty of anything." Good work there Barney.

This cop believes going on a fishing expedition using the slimmest possible excuse is a good thing to do. He thinks he is doing his job. He thinks he is keeping you safe.

Or maybe... Does he really believe this? Or is he just another State employed Thug Opportunist?

By the way, "anhydrous" isn't a noun, it is an adjective. It means, without water or dessicated. It doesn't describe anything illegal. It is analogous to saying, "We find dihydrogen monoxide all the time on these stops."





Monday, March 17, 2014

Cast A Wide Net... You'll Come Up With Something.

 Two examples come by way of Battlefield USA.

One, in the District of (state employed) Criminals, was a traffic jam caused by the police because they wanted to search everyone on the highway. You got that right.

  http://beforeitsnews.com/u-s-politics/2014/03/martial-law-cannot-be-far-away-now-massive-car-to-car-warrantless-search-in-dc-region-2464794.html

Another, in the Denver area, resulted in stopping every car at an intersection, handcuffing every adult and searching cars.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/police-stop-handcuff-every-adult-at-intersection-in-search-for-bank-robber/

Cops believe the people's freedom is granted by the government and being tools of the government, they can suspend it at their whim, then magically and benevolently restore it when they care to. Innocent people were pulled out of their cars and arrested, however briefly, at gun point and with no specific probable cause. This was a violation of their Natural and Constitutionally secured rights. People cannot be faulted for complying when they have a gun to their heads. But every person who was stopped and cuffed should bring suit now. They should have said no to ANY search. The cops who did this do not have any conscience about what they did. They did this because they wanted to. They are proud of themselves. They see their job as subduing the public and keeping the people under State Control. They act as they would in a Military Occupation zone. Cops behave this way because they see the public as the enemy. They firmly believe they cannot be wrong.

A Good Primer on Sandy Hook Fraud.

This video is worth a look. Take an hour and a half, have some coffee and watch. I especially like the people/role players walking in circles in and around the firehouse, hilarious! The call to Lt. Vance asking who cleaned up the blood, eliciting the respons, "What blood?" Priceless!

There is some good information here.


Friday, March 14, 2014

A De Facto Military Occupation (Updated)



Does this video say enough about the militarized mentality of Police these days? Is there any question their mentality is that the population they serve ( I should say service) is an enemy to be subdued and dominated?

Do you understand this could have been you? Or your Father? Or your Brother?

Do you understand that as a free man you DO NOT owe them obeisance?

Do you understand as a free man you have a Natural Right to arms? Do you understand a member of the Gang will kill you because of it?

Do you understand that members of the Gang will protect each other no matter how egregious their behavior?

Do you understand that if this man had died, the shooting would still have been ruled "justified"?

Do you understand this happens every day?

Do you finally get it? The Gang has a shoot first mentality because they have grown accustomed to the privilege of using force at their whim.

I stopped trying to talk sense with Gang members years ago. They firmly believe,  "What ever I dunn, it was the right thing to do, because it was Me what dunnit!"

Now, watch the press conference where Sheriff Bruce Bryant said he would do the same thing his deputy did. He would shoot you in a heartbeat also. There is not a moments' self reflection.The lesson from this incident? Drivers need to learn to be more submissive! Any action other than whimper and grovel WILL get you shot! He wants national legislation passed to make submission, obeisance, and prostration the law of the land. Hey, Sheriff Bryant, go fuck yourself!



 What are your questions on this block of instruction?



Monday, March 10, 2014

Thoughts From Sipsey Street

 Mike Vanderboegh. at Sipsey Street Irregulars links to this piece and to this one.  The question raised is, can Connecticut avoid the violence which seems inevitable?

How could violence be avoided? Cops could say no. Cops could tell their bosses they ain't doin' it. Cops could tell their legislators, individually, and through their professional organizations, they will not attempt to enforce this law against the good people of Connecticut. Cops could make public statements to the people at large, on Youtube for example, that they will defend the peoples' rights, not abuse them.

None of the above will happen, will it Connecticut Police Officers? At least not in quantities greater than onesies or twosies.

Why? Because to those of you in The Gang, being a member in good standing is far more important than anything else. Getting to your retirement and pensions is far more important that the Natural Rights of the People. Siding with the People against an un-Constitutional and immoral statute isn't as sexy as making arrests and seeing people cower before you. Guarding the right to Life, Liberty, and Property isn't as thrilling as calling yourself an "Operator", pretending you are a Ranger or a SEAL, and making war on the people you supposedly serve.




Image found on Google.


No, cops will do what their Superiors (yes I meant it that way) tell them to do. They will act stupidly, just as the legislators did in believing the people would just lay down and comply. This whole thing is avoidable, but, Hubris will guide the way.

Remember, a Sheepdog's function is to herd sheep. To move the herd where the Master wants it to go, which is, to be fleeced and eventually slaughtered.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

T.L. Davis Speaks. You Should Listen.

This is the Link to TL's blog. People should read there regularly.



One of many money quotes:

One might not agree that Connecticut is the demarcation line, maybe it is, maybe it is not, that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that it is a petrie dish; a moment of reflection; a moment for which to train. I don't pretend to be on the ground, or know the up-to-the-minute aspects of it, but if one looks at Connecticut and sees what is inevitable, then it is time to use Connecticut as common point of reference.

and,

If Connecticut means to have a war, the citizens there will not be alone, because this is a cause worthy of every patriot's attention and dedication. What is learned in Connecticut will be invaluable to training the rest of the nation no matter how it turns out. If this egregious abuse of power can be politically shut down, it will teach the community how to go about it. If it cannot be shut down politically, tactics and organization could be developed.



Wednesday, March 05, 2014

But... The Baby is Alive!

This story come from The Blaze and gives us a look at the the National Health Service in England,  and what it really does.


Seems this expectant mother was in for her check up and the Hospital staff told her that her baby was dead. They told her the child in her womb was DEAD! They told her she should go home and take the abortion pill, RU-486. After an anguished night in which her conscience convinced her she couldn't and shouldn't kill her baby, she went back to the hospital and demanded another medical exam and an ultrasound.

The nurses, agreed to another ultrasound and, surprise, surprise (!) they found a live baby in there.

Quote from The Blaze: When the nurse saw what was on the screen, she was “shocked.” She reportedly told the mother: “I have a baby here who is jumping all over the place, the baby is alive.”

and,

 Wiggins said when she looked at the screen, it looked like her baby girl was saying to her, “Mum, please don’t take the tablets, I’m alive.”

Mom was right and vindicated. She eventually gave birth to a baby girl.

All ended well, right? But then this jumped out at me. Again, quoting from The Blaze: Though she was born with respiratory problems as well as her liver and bowel on the outside of her body, her health is said to be improving by the day.

There we have the crux of the matter. The staff at Hexham General Hospital, working for the National Health Service, had seen the deformities and had not told the mother. They had decided on their own that the child should be killed. I am sure in their conferences among themselves they used a euphemism like "terminate the pregnancy", but in the end, they were going to convince the mother to murder her own child.

Why? Because of this, "...she was born with respiratory problems as well as her liver and bowel on the outside of her body..."

On the first series of ultrasound scans, they could see the baby's maladies. They knew this baby girl would need specialized care. They knew it would be expensive and time consuming. They made the decision that this baby girl was going to be too much trouble. They decided. It would be in the State's interest to kill this child and save themselves the trouble and expense. They tried to convince the mother to perform the deed herself. They didn't dare utter the words, euthanasia or eugenics. They called the baby a fetus, not a human being. They reduced the baby's person hood to an object. As far has the National Health Service  employees were concerned, it wasn't a human being, created by god, and thus endowed with natural rights, it was just a thingy, to be disposed of at their convenience.

This is evil. This is bare naked evil. The National Health Service in England endorses this behavior. They behave this way so casually because this kind of thinking is systemic.

Thank God the angels carried the message to this woman and gave her the courage to challenge, and overcome, these evil people.

May God continue to bless and protect Hazel Wiggins and her baby Amelia. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Beging forgiveness. Are you kidding me?


The link comes from the Daily Mail and gives us a glimpse into the near future.

One day they were this.


and this...





The next day...


They are this.





and this...



Ukrainian riot police beg forgiveness on their knees for their thuggery. One day they are cursing and beating the people they supposedly serve. The next they are on their knees begging, BEGGING, forgiveness for their crimes, and for the crimes of their brethren. I can hear them now, "We're not like those other guys who shot innocent citizens in the streets. All those guys have disappeared. Hell, we don't even know who they are. They were wearing masks! We're just the guys who manned the line in the street and beat you over the head and hauled you off to jail to be tortured by our fellow policemen. We're not such bad guys. We're ready, now, to serve you, the New Boss today. We're pragmatic that way!"

Jeepers, could it happen here? A reminder, Gentlemen, hubris can be deadly.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sandy Hook: The Real Investigation Begins

You should watch this video with Wolfgang Halbig. This man is asking the right questions. I found the link on Rense.com.


Then, take a quick look at this video. Take the information with a grain of salt, but continue looking into it. A search for the truth is doing justice.


Monday, February 24, 2014

Cops Recorded Abusing Man and... They Charged Him With Mutiple Felonies

If you don't read David Codrea's War On Guns blog daily, you should. This is where I found the link to the story.

It seems a man was stopped by the cops in New Jersey. After fully complying with the demands of the Thugs he was beaten and his property damaged. He was then arrested and charged with multiple felonies. All of which were false charges.

     

 Filing a false charge is itself a felony. For which cops are rarely held to account. Typically, when the prosecutor finds the charges are false, he quietly dismisses them with a chuckle and a comment of "Well, we couldn't make that one stick anyway..."

The man would have gone to prison on these false charges if the dash cam video hadn't finally surfaced. It was only diligent work on behalf of the attorney for the accused which brought it forward. And get this. The prosecutor says he had never seen the video of the event. Do you believe that? Was his willful ignorance or is he lying also? In this instance, the cops are being held accountable.

The cops were lying. All of them were lying. Those men of "sterling character" you are taught to "honor and respect" were lying and committing felonies which would have sent an innocent man to prison. Does that describe a good man? Does that describe a man whom one should honor and respect? How many of their peers knew about it? How many times did they get away with just this sort of thing? How many times have "internal investigations" cleared cops of criminal activity just like this?


Playing AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" on a Cello? You gotta watch this!

Enjoy!

I love the look on the faces of the Audience at the end.

By the way I saw this on The Blaze.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Austin Police Chief Would Have Been More Thuggish

I saw this piece from a link on David Codrea's War On Guns blog. I originally saw this Story on The Blaze yesterday. Honestly, commenting on Thugs acting thuggishly is getting boring. It is hard to be outraged anymore because the thuggery is getting so blatant and so common.

image from The Daily Texan

 So a young woman, 24-year-old Amanda Jo Stephen, decides to go out for a run in Austin. Austin is a beautiful city and a nice place to go for a run if you are so inclined. The weather is warm. The people are friendly. You might stop in route and get a snow cone or take a dip in Barton Springs while you're out. The police... well, they are getting a reputation and it ain't a good one. It looks like several officer happened to be writing jay-walking citations at 24th and San Antonio Streets (slow month guys?) when Amanda happened by. She apparently was wearing her headphones and listening to something motivational while running. The cops saw Amanda cross the street and said stop. Amanda, being in her "zone" naturally didn't hear them. The next thing she knows she is grabbed by the arm and has no idea why. The rest is predictable. She behaved like a woman outraged at being abused by a stranger in a State Employee's costume. She was arrested and charged with “failure to identify”, and “failure to obey a pedestrian control device”.

Think about the term "Pedestrian Control Device" and imagine what that could mean.


Now, though, it seems the chief of police in Austin where the original incident occurred says he would have been harder on the woman. Chief Acevedo is quoted in the Daily Texan as saying,

“I don’t buy that you can’t hear an officer yelling at you to stop,”...  “I’ll give the benefit of the doubt initially, but when the officer is right by you and can see the hat and he’s looking at your face, you should be able to know what’s going on.” (emphasis mine) You know, the officer's word is golden. His word is to be taken at face value because he wears a Super Hero Costume and bears the Magic Shield. He can't be wrong.

and,

“All that young lady had to do when she was asked for her information was to provide it by law, “...  “Instead of doing that, she decided to throw [herself] to the ground – officers didn’t sit her down – and she did the limp routine.”

First, no one is required by law to produce any form of State issued identification just because another person demands it. A person violates the law when he refuses to identify himself AFTER he has been formally placed under arrest. If a  cop says, "Why don't you show me some I.D., your response should be, "Am I under arrest?"

Second, the officer's word is golden. It is Gospel. Acevedo cannot fathom that there is another version of "the truth" because his officers all told thew same story. Imagine that!

and,

“Quite frankly, she wasn’t charged with resisting, and she was lucky I wasn’t the arresting officer because I wouldn’t have been quite as generous.”

Apparently, Acevedo would have taken the opportunity to stack on as many charges as he could think up. Amanda was "lucky" you see. She was lucky that she was snatched up by the police without warning. She was lucky that a stranger put his hands on her. She was lucky that her day was ruined and she will now have to go to court and justify her freedom to go out for a run. She was lucky that Austin Policemen are such super-duper good guys who would never do such a thing, because Chief Acevedo would.