The sheriffs who publicly “condemn” the murder of George Floyd — I don’t trust them. And neither should you.
By Bojidar Marinov / Reconstructionist Radio
They avoid to mention the real problem, the real crime their own cops commit every day: FALSE ARREST. Which is nothing short of KIDNAPPING.
“As leaders our communities must know where we stand,” Hamilton County sheriff’s office chief deputy Austin Garret says. “This act of violence in Minneapolis is black-and-white. Make no mistake, there is no explanation or Gray in it. For over 8 minutes George Floyd lay suffocating and dying. If you wear a badge, you must stand up for what’s right in stand up and speak out against wrong.”
Chattanooga police chief David Roddy is widely quoted in a tweet saying, “There is no need to see more video. There no need to wait to see how ‘it plays out.’ There is no need to put a knee on someone’s neck for NINE minutes. There IS a need to DO something. If you wear a badge and you don’t have an issue with this…turn it in.”
False arrest is when cops use their power to detain an innocent person without either (1) arrest warrant, or (2) evidence of committed crime.
All the cases in which people were murdered by police so far were all the result of false arrest: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, and now George Floyd. There has never been any protest over the killing of a real violent criminal killed in a shootout.
There was no evidence of any crime in Floyd’s case. Just a suspicion of a counterfeit bill by a clerk. The cops should have collected the evidence, take it to a judge, and only after the judge issued an arrest warrant, go to Floyd’s house and arrest him. They chose to do a false arrest. (In Tennessee this limit on arrest by officer without a warrant is at Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-7-103, arrest by officer without warrant, covered here in detail.)
False arrest is a crime
None of these sheriffs mention that fact. False arrest is a crime; cops acting outside their jurisdiction, being the real thugs on the street. But they prefer to let their cops continue committing that crime. Because it meets their quotas.
I will trust — and you should trust — only that sheriff who says the following:
1. Citizens have the legal right to defend themselves against false arrest. That right is protected by the Second Amendment. That means, the sheriff must declare that he will not bring charges against a private person who has shot a cop trying to do a false arrest.
2. If the citizen obeys, and later there are no charges against him, or the charges are dropped, that will automatically mean charges against the cop or all the cops who participated in the false arrest. The court may decide that the cop has acted in good faith and acquit him, eventually, but there must be a court process for every single culpable cop, everytime charges against a “suspect” are dropped. Dropped charges means false arrest, means a guilty cop, means countercharges against him, and eventually whatever punishment kidnapping deserves. (Death penalty, in the Bible.)
So, no, no matter how it looks, so far no sheriff nor police chief has really condemned the murder of George Floyd. They are only playing the political game in an election year. They are all crooks.
What a horribly cynical, prejudiced, and slanderous attack on the motives of our law enforcement officers.
Yes, they aren’t perfect and there are a few rotten apples (as there are in any other profession, including journalists) but the vast majority are kind professionals who are trying hard to serve and protect.