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2.20.2015

While Everyone Is Up In Arms Over Gay Marriage, We Ought To Be Scared To Death Of Texas Police Acting Like Nazis



Two Republic of Texas members were accused of the misdemeanor offense of "simulating legal process" in Kerr County.  Don't get bogged down by that, it's a misdemeanor. Big deal.

In connection with the investigation, a district judge amazingly authorized the raid of a meeting of that group at the local VFW.   It occurred and sixty members were present.  So what? Maybe the cops were just looking for evidence to support that heinous misdemeanor offense.

But get this: The raid was based upon a search warrant signed "by state District Judge Keith Williams [which] authorized collection of fingerprints, photos and DNA swabs from those at the VFW hall to prevent anyone from providing a false identity to authorities. It also authorized officers to seize computers, cell phones and paper documents 'relevant to, or which describe criminal conduct or suspected criminal activity.'”

Holy crap. I'm not accused of a crime but because someone in my "group" is I can be detained, fingerprinted, photoed and swabbed??!!!  You kidding me?  Hey, I know the Republic of Texas can be a pain in the arse for local officials, and I'm all for prosecuting one of its members if he commits a crime.  But for the government to target a group with a search warrant for the purpose of identifying its members (which is what this sure sounds like) is beyond scary.

Or at least it is scary to me.  I might call the Texas Attorney General about this after he's through fighting gay marriage.

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25 comments:

wordkyle said...

And yet the IRS targeting Conservative groups doesn't raise even an eyebrow with you.

Anonymous said...

"There is not a smidgeon of evidence of corruption at the IRS." DF Obammy

Anonymous said...

There's 2 classes in this country. Cops and non-cops.

Anonymous said...

I am as hardcore conservative as they come--but the Libertarian side of my beliefs --screams out on this one. Thing is about this--is the fact that if one of these guys resisted and was gunned down even though it was shown later that the judge was WAY out of bounds and issued a illegal warrant--then there would be nothing that came of it for recourse against the judge. We are being socially trained in this country to believe that authorities ARE the last word on any process such as this. Most people will shrug their shoulders, say something along the lines of "well they got what they deserved" and never give the slippery slope dichotomy another thought.
We watch episodes of "COPS" ,get diddled by the TSA, and hear headlines about how the NSA is up our asses in every aspect of our electronic lives and the average person on the street concerns themselves with what KIm Kardashian is wearing.
Nicaragua on a relativity basis is more "free" then this country nowadays--I am sorry to say.
Go ahead and blast me for that last line but I think once you really think about it--we all know that is true.

I am not Sam--but love green eggs and ham!

whisky O said...

The bad cops, judges and lawyers give the other 10% a bad name.
DF random famous guy

Anonymous said...

And cops wonder why people shoot at them...

Anonymous said...

If you fail at everything else you try in life, you can always become a cop.

Sam Brows said...

you're gonna make me puke a bit in my mouth if we get Jack Booted Thug 'Nazis "taking us into the weekend".

Now Illinois Nazis, that's a different thing, seeing how there's a joke there and all.

Anonymous said...

Do you actually believe Judge Keith WIlliams is a conservative? Headlines equate to votes in many instances. This guy's staging to move up.

This reminds me of Nazi party tactics. Neutralize all opposition, use intimidation to start and force as required.

If you think Texas Republican government is made up of conservatives, think again. It's all about more power, control and status.

And then one might wonder if the ACLU will come in and put them in their place. I doubt the group is diverse enough for them to be concerned.

Anonymous said...

Your headline is misleading, Barry -- it's not just Texas police, it's everywhere. I would guess this is more a result of national policies rather than local. However, since I don't know anything about Keith Williams, all I can say is that he is now on my radar.

On the flip side, Texas police have been acting like Nazis for a long time, but they get their marching orders from a**hats like Williams.

Anonymous said...

If you think Texas Republican government is made up of conservatives, think again. It's all about more power, control and status. - 3:15

Boom! Hit the nail on the head.

Anonymous said...

Wise county is, and will always be outlaw country. The inmates are about to run the asylum, and you aint seen jack shit yet.

Anonymous said...

If this story doesn't scare the Hell out of you- well, that scares the Hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

Given that the ROT/FTM group has attempted to murder officers, and have simulated legal process toward committing felony frauds as their means of funding, they are somewhere between an illegal gang and a terrorist organization. They have, as a matter of practice, claimed false identities, false ownership of others' properties, false authority over other citizens.


I will agree with you, though, that we need to be very careful about trampling the rights of those not even accused.

Anonymous said...

3:18

BAM!
Kudos.

Anonymous said...

There's a big sale at Penny's!

DF Johnny from Airplane.

Anonymous said...

5:23 --
First you make wild allegations about supposed illegal behavior by ROT, then you say be careful not to trample their rights. This is the same double talking rhetoric we've been seeing from government pigs for the last several years. People like you are the ones who should be investigated.

Anonymous said...

Why do homosexuals use the term homophobe? I've yet to meet a single person that was afraid of them....

Anonymous said...

Nobody I talk to is up in arms over gay marriage. Not one. Out of hundreds. But I guess according to this blog they surely are. My mistake.

Anonymous said...

You are an imbecile Barry Green

Anonymous said...

Everyone down here at the courthouse is all in favor for it.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

You might as well get ready, the day is coming when posting this type of information will get you whistleblower status, even though it's not a secret.

Local law enforcement will soon be enabled to investigate these subversive activities.

Although protections are in place for corporate whistleblowers, the US government has destroyed several lives of those who brought to light their illegal activities.

9/11 aftermath has given government new mindset of authority that does not include civil rights (constitutional) or human rights (torture).

Who can afford $2 million in fees to defend their indictment? Everyone pleads guilty and takes the deal!

Yea, you can trust the government, ask any Indian...

Anonymous said...

Actually, local law enforcement may already be listening in to your cell phone calls...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/secrecy-around-police-surveillance-equipment-proves-a-cases-undoing/2015/02/22/ce72308a-b7ac-11e4-aa05-1ce812b3fdd2_story.html?wprss=rss_national

Anonymous said...

12:23, I've met a cop who was shot-- not just shot at, but actually shot-- by a R.O.T. member.

I have met officers of the court who have had to deal with illegal "legal" process brought forth by R.O.T./F.T.M. members, over traffic tickets.

Lots will make fraudulent claims based upon supposed authority over property that they don't own, and over law that they don't have the right to enforce.

Yeah, I do believe that they should be dealt with like the criminals that they are, but I also believe in upholding their rights, like all citizens.

Anonymous said...

"Like the criminals that they are..."

That is, of course, your opinion. However, when you talk about upholding their rights, doesn't that include such comments in a public forum? I mean, on one hand, you claim they are criminals (unsubstantiated and I must take your word for it) and then you talk about upholding their rights. You see, it's that kind of double talk that casts doubt on further conversation with you.

By the way, my opinion is that our judicial system is broken because it is full of corrupt individuals who use the law for personal gain and to further a statist agenda. I suppose that makes me sympathetic to the RoT group, eh? Please don't raid my Wednesday night prayer meeting.