Skip to comments.Examiner Editorial: Stop providing police escorts to union thugs
Posted on 05/24/2010 10:19:27 AM PDT by Navy Patriot
Imagine you are sitting at home on a peaceful Sunday when you hear buses pull up in front of your house and begin disgorging hundreds of angry people waving signs with threatening messages, shaking their fists and crowding onto your lawn. Soon, hundreds of screaming people are tromping on your flower beds, peering into your windows and scaring neighbors, who nervously begin placing calls to 911.
As the noise levels rise and demonstrators start banging on your front door, you begin to fear that something very bad is about to happen. Then, you spot the police cars and relief floods over you. At least the cops will keep things under control, you tell yourself. But your relief is shattered when you realize the cops you thought were there to protect you are actually from another jurisdiction and they are there because they escorted the mob to your address.
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I think I would have met the crowd with a shotgun.
Imagine me melting the barrel of my Mossberg.....
Then, you spot the police cars and relief floods over you.....until you realize the police are unionized also
At what point can you shoot them?
Wow, the Bolsheviks are on the march, aren’t they!
I’d say the second one of them touched the knob to the front door.
SEIU is a terrorist organization and needs to be flag and treated as such.
“Freedom from Union Violence
by David Kendrick
David Kendrick is program director at the National Institute for Labor Relations Research.
Under the Supreme Court’s 1973 Enmons decision, vandalism, assault, even murder by union officials are exempt from federal anti-extortion law. As long as the violence is aimed at obtaining property for which the union can assert a “lawful claim”—for example, wage or benefit increases— the violence is deemed to be in furtherance of “legitimate” union objectives. By the Court’s peculiar logic, such violence does not count as extortion.
The result has been an epidemic of union-related violence. The National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR) has recorded 8,799 incidents of violence from news reports since 1975. Those reports show only 258 convictions, suggesting a conviction rate of less than 3 percent. Moreover, local law enforcement authorities often get many more reports of strike violence than journalists can possibly cover.
Many states have taken a cue from the high Court by enacting their own extortion laws with exemptions similar to those established by Enmons. As a result, employees trying to support their families during a violent strike are now denied protection against extortion under both state and federal laws.
Because the federal government for six decades has immersed itself in labor law under the rubric of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), federal action is necessary to see that violence does not accompany the exercise of powers created by that statute. One avenue for relief is the Freedom from Union Violence Act (FUVA), which targets all extortionate activity, even if committed by union militants in pursuit of “legitimate” objectives. “
I’d also read that they showed up in public school buses. If that is true, I would assume that is a MISUSE of public property. I’d like to know who would have been responsible for giving the ok on both public school buses and the involvement of the DC police escort, because I also read that the local police stood and did NOTHING.
The legal trickery used in this incident is astronomical. The cops were out of jurisdiction, so had no authority to act against the thugs, but could immediately act against a "threat" that produced a weapon, and that was the plan, to provoke the homeowner or family into a "brandishing" crime or other tort basis.
Legal trick: the out of jurisdiction cops cannot enforce the homeowners "trespassers get off my property" order, or any violation of required demonstration permits and demonstrator requirements (like: must keep walking), only local cops can.
A fire extinguisher filled with 10% sodium hypochlorite should disperse the scum.
The DC police have no legal authority in the state of Maryland.
Also, Maryland just passed and signed into law a Castle Doctrine Bill!
The cops were in uniform but acting as private citizens, then ?
Ok where is the picture of Clint with his Garand?”GET OFF MY LAWN”! That would be me. Love my Garand..
This is a terrifying scenario. I find it especially disturbing if it is true that local law enforcement arrived but did not act.
That’s what happens when the citizens are disarmed. The founders knew what they were doing when they wrote the 2nd Amendment.
This was in the SFE? WOW!
I suspect so, but it won't do much about the torts filed.
You are responsible for injuries that occur to persons on your property if a jury so decides.
You might note that demonstrators are seldom sprayed with just fire hoses in the US anymore, there IS a reason, torts.
Yep, they are nowhere near the wacko crap that used to be all SF media.
Be still my heart! How are they on volunteering for “sancutary” status for illegals, and rolling out the red carpet for panhandlers and bums?
It would seem to me that a policeman in uniform, out of jurisdiction, participating in this thuggery, would be civilly liable. Likewise, the city the policeman worked for should also be.
I agree completely with the criticism of both the union and Washington police. It is ironic that Greg Baer’s political contributions were all to Clinton and Oboma. I suppose the old saying “You should be careful what you ask for because you may get it” might apply to him.
If they were on my property, they would be shot...if they were on the sidewalk, I would water my lawn....
Yes and no.
The locals immediately required the demonstrators to keep moving as required, and as soon as the homeowner arrived and announced "trespassers leave", they required the thugs to leave.
However the thugs did NOT have the required local permit to assemble, so they could have been immediately arrested and required to leave, and were not.
This means the local police brass and politicians are corrupt, and the local cops were just keeping their own jobs safe.
Since they are outside their jurisdiction (in another state), are they considered cops, or just thugs with guns? If the latter, and they are illegally on your property while armed, or firing at you while you are defending yourself from a mob, may they be engaged like any other armed assailant?
The Chronicle is the MSM San Francisco newspaper, now. The Examiner got bought up by a religion-friendly philanthropist, Philip Anschultz who funded, “The Chronicles of Narnia” movies, and is now a national tabloid newspaper chain.
I love liberty more than security. And sitting in a jail cell as a political prisoner is better than walking the streets as one. If leftist scum attack the front of my house, I’ll fill one of my 2 gallon stainless extinguishers with liquid chlorine from the pool and let them have it... nothing held back. Well, yes, I’ve held back the lead. I don’t want to make martyrs, just ugly bastards with burned eyes.
You haven't been paying attention in class (or court).
Maybe someone who progressed beyond the LSAT could comment...
As they were in another state, they were just thugs with guns.
They wouldn’t even been able to enforce felonies.
No more than ANY private citizen can by effecting as “citizens arrest”.
Which, btw, only counts if you can keep the arrestee “arrested”.
with out a doubt........”911 my family is being attacked....I will be opening fire soon”
President Kennedys Executive Order 10998, allowing Federal unions, is what opened the door for public sector unions at the state and local level, which is leading to bankruptcy from bloated public sector salaries, benefits, and retirement plans. Businesses that offered plans like many governments have would go bankrupt. Govt entities will, too, eventually, but it will be much more painful.
If 8 1/2% of the population agree with you, you won’t be in that cell, but I can’t say about your checking account.
Wjhat a disgusting and shocking abuse of power by Metro P.D.!
The officers involved should be fired.
The 1973 Emons decision is in the hall of shame for worst decisions by the Supreme Court. This decision sits with a number of other notable decisions such as Roe v Wade, the 1984 decision that forces education of illegal alien children, Keler decision on property rights, and others.
Can you strap on a pistol, walk out and start “watering your lawn” (including hosing down any scumbags that don’t get off), or is that brandishing, too?
We now have the jackboot ruling class, and all that stands between New World Tyranny and the citizen, is 2A and the Jury.
As you describe it, if you stay on your own property, you are OK, be sure to order trespassers to leave your property, but don’t verbally bait them.
Yep, but not likely.
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