There was a time when police officers patiently gathered facts before possibly arresting someone. This is what you may get nowadays: Vacationing Family Pulled Over, Handcuffed At Gunpoint By Air Force Base Security.
A spring break vacation turned into a nightmare for a Columbus family visiting the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force when four police officers in three cruisers drew guns and forced a grandmother and a mother to the ground as two young children screamed in fear from what authorities thought was a “stolen” vehicle.
Alice Hill, 65, her daughter-in-law Wendy Hill, 31, and Hill’s two children, Aaron, 8, and Brooke, 5, were pulling out of the museum parking lot after Aaron and Alice had counted the number of out-of-state cars on the way to their family minivan, WKRC-TV reports.
Unbeknownst to the family, an onlooker had called 911 and reported that the family was burglarizing vehicles in the parking lot.
On their way out of the lot, police pulled the vehicle over as one officer stood behind his door and drew his gun on Alice Hill, who was driving…
Hill said she and her daughter-in-law were taken from the car at gunpoint, ordered to their knees, handcuffed, and detained in the back of a police cruiser, Dayton Daily News reports. Meanwhile, the two children screamed in fear in the backseat.
Alice Hill said that while they were detained the officer told them the license plates on their van were stolen. It was not until hours later that the Hill family was informed about the 911 call reporting them for burglary and the allegedly suspicious behavior of peering into car windows and looking at license plates.
WPAFB security officials said the incident turned out to be a misunderstanding, and that the authorities had followed protocol given the information reported through the 911 call…
Base officials have since apologized to the Hill family.
“All we can do at this point is offer our apology to the Hills,” Barlow added. “And we’ve invited them to come out to the base and meet the security forces.”
I really cannot understand what’s wrong with officers like those involved in this embarrassing event. Are forces hiring the dumbest people they can find, or are the officers afraid they’ll lose their jobs if they don’t treat Granny the same way they would a career criminal? When will good cops speak out against the cruelty? It makes them all look bad and turns the people against them, which, I assume, may make their jobs more dangerous.
The U.S. government is out of control. Think of the arrogance of Eric “you don’t want to go there, buddy” Holder and his arbitrary enforcement of our laws. The iron fist is crushing us and most don’t even realize it. What other evidence do they need?
UPDATE: Just read this about the escalation of tensions between law enforcement and private citizens over what’s happening with the Bundy Ranch.
In case you haven’t been following the story about the feds stealing and killing the cattle belonging to the Bundy family, it’s all over alternative news and beginning to show up in mainstream news. InfoWars has interviewed the Bundys and the family has its own YouTube channel. People from around the U.S. are traveling to Nevada to show their support for the them, a family that has refused to give up grazing rights they’ve had since 1877.
Videos of the conflict between officers and protestors are posted on YouTube. It’s all very unseemly and quite disturbing to watch the feds threaten American citizens with attack dogs and tasers. The county commissioner of the area represents the type of person who has no business being in government because he doesn’t recognize his place as a public servant. From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
It started when Darin Bushman, a Piute County, Utah, commissioner, called Collins [county commissioner where the Bundy Rance is located] about the Bureau of Land Management roundup of Bundy’s cattle in the Gold Butte area, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas…When the conversation ended, Bushman posted on Facebook that Collins said Utahns are “inbred bastards” and if they come to Clark County to support Bundy they “better have funeral plans.” Collins also told Bushman that they should mind their “own (expletive) business.”
They “better make funeral plans.” The story begins by stating that Collins fears the dispute may turn violent, but he’s the one making the threats.
I’m afraid “they” may be setting us up for another Waco or Ruby Ridge, injustices of the worst kind. However, this time it will be worse, as the hostility of our public servants toward the public is much greater now than during the Clinton era.