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With the image of a mother being arrested and placed in handcuffs for taking her children to the park as a backdrop, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino called on his “brothers & sisters in blue” to speak out against “outrageous orders.”
“To My Brothers & Sisters in Blue, PLEASE, speak w/your fraternal organizations & speak out collectively against these outrageous orders to arrest Americans for exercising their Rights,” Bongino tweeted early Sunday. “We’re losing the support of people who’ve defended us in crises for years. This can’t continue.”
To My Brothers & Sisters in Blue,
PLEASE, speak w/your fraternal organizations & speak out collectively against these outrageous orders to arrest Americans for exercising their Rights. We’re losing the support of people who’ve defended us in crises for years. This can’t continue.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 26, 2020
Police officers find themselves in an awkward position as they do their job and enforce laws as instructed, but their recent actions undermine the long-held belief from many Second Amendment supporters that cops would not enforce laws that violate our right to bear arms.
It would appear that if the laws are on the books, police will indeed enforce them.
The alternative may very well cost them a career most have dedicated their lives to. A choice made all the more harrowing, given that there are 22 million unemployed Americans competing for scarce jobs.
Still, the case involving Idaho mom Sarah Brady being arrested after she refused to leave a playground that had been closed due to nationwide coronavirus lockdowns resonated across the country.
“Ma’am, I’ve told you to exit numerous times,” a cop was seen on video telling Brady. “This is it. Exit the playground area now. I’m really trying to be nice about this.”
“Arrest me for being difficult. Do it!” the mother said in return, prior to being placed in handcuffs.
Californians were arrested in San Diego County on Saturday for protesting at a beach against local stay-at-home orders.
Bongino was a police officer with the New York City Police Department from 1995 to 1999, prior to joining the Secret Service.
The responses to his tweet suggest frustrations are running high and that some have already given up on law enforcement, while others want to stick with them.
One thing is certain, cops have been placed in a very troubling predicament… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Absolutely, I’m deeply saddened and disappointed by the conduct of some police in this crisis. I implore you to remember, that saying you were just “following orders” didn’t work in Nuremberg in 1945 and won’t work in USA 2020.
— Harris County Accountability Commission (@HarrisCountyAc1) April 26, 2020
I’m over the authoritarians! This country is headed to a second civil war.
— Cre8 Contracting (@cre8contracting) April 26, 2020
It’s sad Dan but you are correct, the men in blue have worked to change the way the public see’s them and the Governor’s with their over reach are destroying everything they have accomplished! These officers took an oath, they r being forced to go against it!
— Nana (@JaneRos04705082) April 26, 2020
Yes, I know there are a lot of good cops out there.
BUT, the willingness, and downright zeal, that some police officers have in enforcing irrational, draconian #COVID19 restrictions has tarnished the badge for me.
Makes me wonder what other totalitarian edicts they’d enforce.
— COVID-19 is a Fig Leaf for Tyrants! (@TruthIsMySword) April 26, 2020
I was a police officer for 24 years, and what I’m seeing now, it’s jaw dropping. You’re right, it has to stop. There are far more worse offenses out there to address.
— Marine Patriot 🇺🇸 (@PatrioticUSMC) April 26, 2020
Officers, during this time it is very important to remember you are not to follow orders that offend our rights. You will be held responsible, not the idiots making up these ridiculous rules or laws. We the people will stand with you, unless you stand against us!
— Greg Hefner (@GregHefner) April 26, 2020
Not all of them, sir. Just the liberal educated ones that follow orders that go against the constitution oath they swore to uphold. There are plenty of good. Ops still out there that stand on your side. Only the a$$holes are shown on tv… it serves the MSM narrative.
— Logic & Reason (@logcl_conserv) April 26, 2020
It’s times like this where we see where the cops true allegiance is. They’re henchmen for the political class and bureaucrats. But some knew that already
— joe amith (@seymouramith) April 26, 2020
Thank you!! My husbands a cop and has stated that he would sooner walk away from his career job than arrest people who have a constitutional right to move about as they so choose. The governors do not even have the right to create these executive orders. We’v given them too much.
— Logic & Reason (@logcl_conserv) April 26, 2020
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