It’s nice to know some people are willing to take a stand.
Take for instance Seattle Police Sergeant, and Iraq War veteran, Greg Anderson.
He took to social media a week ago expressing his concerns about the role law enforcement agencies play in recent cases of Constitutional rights violations.
The Ocala Post wrote:
Officer Anderson said he is afraid that if things continue the way they are that there will be bloodshed in the streets. He said he does not want that to happen.
[Anderson] said the way things are going now is not how this country works. He said people’s rights are being violated and officers are taking money from them, or even worse, arresting them and depriving them of their freedom.
Anderson said the spirit of the American people is much stronger than officers or governments who violate their rights.
What Constitutional Violations Is He Talking About?
Glynn County, GA.
Further, California Highway Patrol dressed in riot gear and armed with nightsticks, forcibly shoved hundreds of ‘Reopen California’ demonstrators off the State Capitol grounds. Thirty-two people were arrested in the following melee.
The CHP had earlier banned protests in the State.
Calumet County, WI.
Caught On Video: A pair of Wisconsin police officers on a crazed power trip show up at a woman’s home because she “violated a state order” by allowing her daughter to play at a neighbor’s house pic.twitter.com/JTtogvoE1X
— Darrin McBreen (@MediaRival) April 29, 2020
Orange County, CA.
Big crowds gather on the corner of Main and PCH in #HuntingtonBeach to protest #coronavirus closures. @ocregister #virus #covid19 #fullyopenca #wehaveroghts #orangecounty #gavinnewsom pic.twitter.com/pv8o4jsJGZ
— Jeff Gritchen 🇺🇸 (@jeffgritchen) May 1, 2020
A peaceful protest quickly escalated when a Sheriff’s SWAT team raided the demonstration with guns drawn at the ready.
Ector County Sheriff’s SWAT team raiding a peaceful protest at Big Daddy Zane’s in West Odessa. The bar opened this afternoon despite Abbott’s latest orders, saying “all businesses are essential.”
— JuYeon Kim (@JuYeonKimTV) May 5, 2020
Kansas City, MO.
Mayor Quinton Lucas 10/10/10 rule restricted ‘nonessential’ businesses to 10 people inside and 50 people outside, while practicing social distancing. The Mayor demanded a list of names as a way of tracking customers, including places of worship.
On Mother’s Day, Code Enforcement attempted to cite a breakfast restaurant that defied Governor Newsom’s mandate. When customers took a stand, a Fresno cop shoved his way through the crowd and arrested two patrons.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot channeled her inner-dictator during a recent press conference. The Mayor threatened to continue the city’s lockdown indefinitely.
Those caught violating the stay-at-home order by hosting gatherings will be banned from renting in the city.
The legal defense of “Following Orders” is not a recognized defense, and it does not hold up in court.
Military courts have said they should assume orders are legal and follow them.
“That means that there is the presumption of legality and that the individual who disobeys the order, disobeys it at his own peril,” said attorney Gary Myers.
And As For Greg Anderson?
He was just fired by the Seattle Police Department.
But I expect our country is full of people who understand covid isn’t an excuse to violate the rights of Americans. Thus, Anderson should brace himself, as job offers will surely start rolling in.