Last week we reported on the categoric refusal of Uvalde police to take decisive action and save the lives of elementary school children. As much as we want to trust the men and women who take oaths to face danger and defend their fellow citizens, Uvalde is one of many recent examples of how our nation’s police have been weaponized against the people.
For a start, let us say that the institution of policing has long been a force for good in our nation. Peace officers once walked the streets of our neighborhoods with little more than a revolver, a badge, and their natural human courage. They interacted with the people. They gave directions. They were friendly, and most importantly, they were not so well armed that a small group of them could overrun a city block.
Perhaps the first warning was the massacre in Waco Texas under the newly installed Clinton Administration in 1993. While the Branch Davidians may have been a cult, the only crime they committed was successfully repelling a no-knock raid from the ATF. On February 28, without warning, the ATF attempted an armed invasion of the Davidian compound and was defeated. Two months later, the FBI retaliated by attacking the compound with a small battalion of tanks. Seventy heavily armed agents murdered 80 men, women, and children.
Six years later, we learned that the federal government took great pains to cover the facts of that crime. We learned government agents had used pyrotechnics to start fires in the compound before leaving their 54-ton armored vehicles.
It sounds like something from an exaggerated Hollywood action film, something to build sentiment for the heroes and resentment against the villains. It does not sound like the kind of behavior we expect from government-sanctioned law enforcement.
The simple message behind this atrocity is, if you successfully defend yourself from an unjustified assault by police forces, you will be met with overwhelming military force. Moreover, it is a stark warning to anyone who might try to break away from the system and achieve true independence, the very founding spirit of our nation.
In more recent years, no-knock raids from police have been more and more common. In these attacks, police do not announce themselves. They give no warning. SWAT units kick in doors, shoot first, and hide behind “Qualified Immunity“ laws.
Now, a brief look at the last seven years.
When Donald Trump was elected President, the Left lost its mind. We started seeing violent protests on college campuses. This was the point when it became clear that leftist city governments were using their police forces against conservatives. Antifa members were caught on video, again and again, assaulting people simply for attending talks by conservative speakers, starting fires, and smashing police cruisers and storefronts. The media defended the rioters. Police and college security forces withdrew, erected barriers to block attendees in, and stood on the other side of those barriers.
We heard story after story about groups of masked, black-clad people attacking conservatives in plain view of police, and the police actively refused to do their jobs. Liberal journalist Andy Ngo, reporting on Antifa aggression was brutally beaten in the street. When he sought help from the police, they instructed him to leave through the crowd that had nearly killed him.
Fast forward to January 6, 2020.
It has been known for some time now that FBI agents, dressed similarly to Trump supporters attempted to start a riot to ensnare patriots. Pro-Trump voters had gathered in hopes that a fraudulent election would be overturned. They were quietly ushered into the Capitol building between velvet ropes while FBI and Antifa agitators attempted to incite a riot.
The only person to die that day was Ashley Babbit. She was shot in the neck by capitol police without warning and died under the care of EMTs.
Hearings on the event opened this week. There have been 100s of subpoenas and over 1000 interrogations. People are still being held without charges, smeared in the same media that defended Antifa violence. Not one FBI agitator was arrested.
For the first time, police have openly turned against the people who love this country the most. But these are not the peace officers of the 1950s. These are trained military forces, intelligence agents, and groomed anti-American patsies, protected by liberal prosecutors and judges.
The question is, when patriots finally defend themselves from police aggression, will we see a repeat of Waco? More and more, it appears that we are being goaded into that very scenario.