Stupid move by the driver. But very likely illegal brandishing and worse by the demonstrators. It would be hard for them to prove they were simply defending themselves since their initial actions instigated the situation. They also had a clear advantage in numbers despite the driver’s size and whatever anger or threats he may have displayed.
When armed protesters stop and surround traffic (detaining innocent civilians) that should be treated the same as felonious restraint and/or assault if threats are made.
And as they do, more everyday citizens will lose their patience and tolerance. This guy looks pretty close to slugging someone.
The officer in the video is only 15 feet away from the guys drawing their weapons, and doesn’t appear to be doing anything to stop them.
With the seemingly ubiquitous threat of lawsuits or imprisonment looming, or orders from above to stand down, how can police begin to curb this lawless behavior when they can’t even intervene during a potential lethal threat?
We don’t make MEN anymore! We’ve lost our sovereignty, for the first time in history, the people of a once great and prideful nation, simply GAVE UP! We are about to be crushed and NO ONE has the b@//$ to fix it! President Trump, May have been many things, but he was a leader.
Either the POLICE do there jobs or the American people will do it for them. A CIVIL war will happen again if this nonsense isn’t stopped. I am totally Hurt in my heart to what is happening in America. We must fight against Marxism/Socialism. Young adults/Children aren’t tought about the true history of this nation. I raised my grown kids with there knowledge of screw up and I will ground you and smack the living heck out of you. That is our problem, young adults fear no consequences because they never learned what an ASS whooping is.
Yep, but he shouldnt get paid for it. Also, where is his backup?
Some drivers seemed to be on the side of the protesters, and I wonder if they intentionally blocked traffic for the loudmouths to put up a show
For the record it should be noted how the video was titled!
Notice the wording. NOT some guy swings at , but a “White Racist” swings at, who’s being racist now?
Unfortunately there’s going to come a time that someone DOES’NT want to end up like Reginald Denny, with their head bashed in and they are going to RUN OVER the vermin and leave it as road kill. Play very stupid games WIN very stupid prizes!
Some wishes may come true! Peaceful protests are all fine, when obstructions become the order of the day, a new plan of action is required.
When someone puts on a badge and a gun and raises their right hand to take the oath, their job isn’t to “get the message.” They are now accepting responsibility for being THE crisis manager, at least until a supervisor arrives on scene. That means their own sense of morals and knowledge of the law…their own ethical compass.…needs to guide their decisions and choices. Theoretically, that’s why society is paying them to do it. They are supposedly better educated, trained, and equipped to be “in charge” than other folks are. Instead, what we are getting are order-takers taking orders from amoral opportunists and political predators. We call those lackeys…henchmen…the goon squad. When cops lose the trust and respect of my family, they are in serious, serious trouble! Sadly, that’s where we are today.
I recently had this discussion with the single most pro-law enforcement guy I know, who is currently serving in a elected LE capacity, by the way. I was shocked to hear him say the same things: that cops are currently their own worst enemies for not following their own consciences and not being up to the constitutional and ethical challenges of the job. It makes the job of destroying our society too easy for the Marxist agents and opportunists. The police are taking themselves out of the fight for everyone to see. They are supposed to be holding the line! He is heart-broken. Honestly, so am I. But guys like us get over it, change our plans and our decision trees, and move on. So be it.
When faced with these kinds of times, real warriors do the right thing and make sure they get fired and disciplined publicly for doing the right things. That lets the whole world know who is calling the shots. It also keeps LEOs on the side of “the people” and civilization. And when that doesn’t happen, being a cop gets very, very dangerous.
Let’s line up law enforcers, from Chief Executive of this nation, down to Governor of TX, down to City of Plano, TX Chief of Police, down to this officer’s Lieutenant. Can you tell me which ones upheld their oaths so far? Fish rots from the head.
Yes, @Alexander8 , but we are restating…over and over like a broken record…the obvious. We all know who is to blame and it doesn’t matter “why” they are doing it. How about we move beyond the blame game? How about we take on the responsibility to actually clean up the mess instead announcing “clean up on aisle 5” over and over again on the intercom while waiting for the janitor who never arrives because he is busy in the broom closet with our daughter? The real work of good vs evil gets done by the hearts, minds, and hands of individuals and companies and communities. Day by day…decision by decision…simple act by simple act – we add up individual acts of righteousness until it bears fruit. Others see us do the right things and they get motivated to give it a try, too. This is how stuff actually works. We have to convince the cop we know…our neighbor…not “the chief law enforcement officer in all the land.”
@Alces_Americanus The police are civilization’s first line of defense against anarchy – like the pawns and knights in a game of chess. Unfortunately, the good guys seem to still insist on playing checkers while the bad guys are most definitely playing chess! They aren’t dumb. They know they must remove and/or control all armed resistance to have any hope of achieving their dystopian nightmare (which they still believe is a utopian dream).
Exactly like the gun grab! First it’s fill out this form, then raise the age requirement, pay more taxes for suppressors, ban pistol braces, ban “high capacity” magazines, inch by inch. Be very aware of that last inch!
A follow up story, and a must read. The Texas AG has gotten involved. There are some choice quotes from the Plano police chief in here. Did you know we’re supposed to negotiate with people who block traffic and threaten motorists with guns? (If they really are guns, and not simply remote controls.)