Our Army of Occupation At Work

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 6, 2012

Following an armed robbery at a local Wells Fargo bank, police in Aurora, Colorado arrested everyone in the vicinity until the suspect was found.

Believing that the alleged robber was stopped a nearby red light, the police barricaded that section of the street ? which could be considered a reasonable tactic. However, they dragged more than forty people from their vehicles, handcuffed them, and held them for more than four hours ? which is not.

Drivers and passengers ?were handcuffed, then  were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,? recalled Officer Frank Fania. ?They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.?

Why was it supposedly necessary to handcuff people before asking permission? If the detention was justified, why did the police bother to ask for permission?

Fania insisted that the mass arrests were necessary and justified because it was a ?unique? situation. Actually, this was done not to protect the public but in the interest of ?officer safety.? This is the same reason why the police force in Colorado Springs, roughly 70 miles south of Aurora,  are using military-grade SWAT gear to carry out routine patrol functions.

 

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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