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Man tased, arrested for checking his mail in Chattanooga is suing

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Man tased arrested for checking his mail in Chattanooga is suing

Nine times out of ten, reports of police brutality or excessive use of force turn out to be reasonable in the situations. But every now and then a case presents itself where the incident was clearly provoked or escalated unnecessarily by a police officer who doesn’t deserve to wear the badge. This is one of those cases.

Nate Carter was checking his mail. When Chattanooga police officer Cody Thomas approached him, Carter tried to return to his home. That’s when Thomas deployed a taser, threatened to shoot his dog, and then waived his gun at Carter’s family before arresting Carter.

Carter is suing for $3 million.

Opinion

Dealing with real criminals is difficult enough for law enforcement officers. When politicians, mainstream media, anti-cop activists enter the equation as they so often do nowadays, the thankless job of being a cop is much harder. But the worst thing that cops have to deal with is other cops making the rest of them look bad.

There was absolutely no reason to continue to question Carter. He didn’t match the description of the person described to police dispatchers as the suspect. He was clearly checking his own mail, passing his own dog, and going into his own house. Had Thomas simply let him go, and there was no reason for him not to, then this would never have escalated. Instead, it seemed like Thomas needed to utilize his power on someone and Carter was the most convenient option.

Keep in mind there was allegedly a person with a gun in the neighborhood at this point. That’s why Thomas was called to the scene in the first place, and that person clearly wasn’t the guy checking his own mail. How Thomas came to the conclusion that tasing Carter and using so many police assets to focus on arresting him when there was a guy with a gun roaming the neighborhood is unfathomable.

He should have just let Carter check his mail and get back to his home and family. Then, he should have searched for the guy with the gun.

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“Thomas later claimed that Carter was standing in the street and “bolted” prior to the incident. He charged Carter with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Those charges were thrown out by a judge in November and Carter is now suing.” – Zuri Davis

Final Thoughts

Being a cop is hard enough in today’s super-sensitive society. But when police clearly cross the line and engage in activities that put innocent people in jeopardy, the jobs of real cops get much harder.

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A ban on flag-burning opens up a very dangerous can of worms

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A ban on flag-burning opens up a very dangerous can of worms

As an American citizen, you have the right to take a knee at sporting events. You have the right to profess adherence to a religion whose leaders want to destroy the United States. You have the right to burn the American flag. Conversely, I have the right to speak out against your actions and to try to convince you to make better choices.

As Allie Beth Stuckey pointed out on Twitter, it sounds awfully patriotic to ban the burning of the American flag. Anyone who disrespects the flag disrespects America, and doing so should not be allowed without consequences. But if we put aside the surface-level anger towards idiots who reveal their idiocy with such actions, we’ll see that the very thing that makes America great is the freedoms we have that the government, through the Constitution, is unable to take from us.

One such freedom is the right to burn the American flag.

The motivations behind every new campaign to ban flag-burning are almost always sincere and patriotic. However, there are inherent risks that come with forcing our patriotic nature on those who take advantage of our freedoms as a platform to spit on them. Keep in mind, they aren’t burning flags in hopes that they’ll always be allowed to do so. They burn flags so patriotic politicians make the mistake of taking away rights of individual Americans. If flag-burning or any other free expression of thought is taken away by law or amendment, others will follow. It’s a can of worms we never want to open.

Those who burn our flag do not care about actually burning it. Doing so doesn’t benefit them. It’s done to enrage patriots, and it works on a regular basis. This is why they keep doing it. And if Washington DC responds by banning it, they will win. That is their ultimate goal – the removal of individual rights as a result of their heinous actions.

We can and should oppose people who disrespect the very nation that allows them to freely disrespect it. But our opposition must not manifest in a way that cuts off our nose to spite our own faces. The freedom to burn the flag is not a a right that exists in a vacuum. If we start suppressing one component of free expression for the sake of appeasing our outrage, we are opening the door for leaders in the future to suppress other components of free expression that patriots would never want suppressed. That’s the nature of suppression.

There would be nothing more appealing to flag-burning, America-hating idiots than for our freedoms to be taken away as a result of their actions. They want flag-burning to be banned. It would help their communist cause.

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American citizens first: Why Ron DeSantis signed Florida sanctuary city ban

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American citizens first Why Ron DeSantis signed Florida sanctuary city ban

The critics are already out in full force, many of whom are trying to legally attack the new sanctuary city law signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. But as the smoke clears from the signing of the law, the motives behind it are not being discussed by those who oppose it.

As the end of the day, it comes down to putting American citizens first, a notion that seems to be anathema to the left.

According to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, “It absolutely gives us the ability to partner with federal law enforcement agencies to make sure we’re doing everything we can to fight illegal immigration.”

In the response by the sheriff, we get to see the heart of the matter: partnership. Law enforcement has demonstrated time and time again when there’s cooperation, information sharing, trust, and coordination, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. The bad guys want nothing more than for law enforcement agencies to stop working together. It makes it easier to evade capture and continue breaking the law when agencies in a sanctuary city defy orders from federal law enforcement, including ICE.

Critics argue that illegal immigrants are not the “bad guys,” but as I’ve covered on this site ad nauseum, there is no shortage of very bad people coming into our country illegally and continuing to do their deeds. Many of them have received protection from sanctuary cities. This must be put to an end.

The Governor invoked the standard talking points about the new law, but it really does come down to a compassionate appreciation of the plight of people who want to be in this country that is rightly superseded by the safety of American citizens.

Stopping sanctuary cities is not about punishing immigrants, as the Democrats like to claim. It’s about keeping American citizens, legal immigrants, and even most illegal immigrants safe from the criminal aliens living here.

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While Democrats scream ‘abolish ICE,’ child sex trafficker Claudius English convicted thanks to ICE

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While Democrats scream abolish ICE child sex trafficker Claudius English convicted thanks to ICE

It’s becoming more and more popular for Democrats to call for abolishing ICE. Their chants are an attempt to endear themselves to those in our country who support illegal immigration, but the focus on how ICE apprehends and deports illegal aliens undermines some of their other important duties, including investigations that lead to convictions of child sex traffickers.

One such trafficker, Claudius English, 45, has been convicted and will be going to jail for a long time thanks to the efforts of ICE agents.

Bronx man convicted of sex trafficking minors, kidnapping and use of a firearm

According to the evidence presented during the trial, in 2013, English sex trafficked multiple minor victims out of his apartment in the Bronx. English used the Internet to find, recruit, and lure minor victims to his apartment, where he photographed them in sexually suggestive poses. English then sent these photographs to his regular clients, and created advertisements that he posted on Backpage. English arranged for his clients to pay for sex with at least four minor victims who testified at trial. Additionally, for one of his clients, English took substantial steps to obtain and sex traffic girls as young as 13, 11, and 8.

On November 15, 2013, English lured a 14-year-old girl from New Jersey to his apartment for the purpose of selling her for sex. When the victim resisted and said she wanted to leave, English pointed a loaded gun at her head and refused. After several hours, the victim convinced English to accompany her outside. Even though English brought his gun with him, the victim ran away and called 911. NYPD officers responded promptly enough that the victim was able to lead them back to English’s apartment, where English was caught trying to flee.

Opinion

No law enforcement agency is perfect. It’s easy for Democrats to nitpick and point out every instance when an officer does wrong or a law guys awry. But compared to every other nation in the world, our law enforcement personnel are the most efficient, fair, and law abiding. It’s not even close.

Had calls been heeded to abolish ICE, this monster would still be preying on girls as young as 8-years-old. But you won’t hear about their involvement in the investigation from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Bernie Sanders. Their political careers cannot afford their rhetoric about ICE to be exposed for what it is: A call to make American citizens less safe for the sake of the criminal illegal aliens the Democrats want to protect.

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“The heinous acts of this individual robbed his victims of their childhood, and this guilty verdict will ensure that he faces time for his criminal actions.” – Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Angel M. Melendez

Final Thoughts

It’s an utter disgrace that so many Democrats want to help depraved animals like this child sex trafficker remain free by abolishing ICE. While they pretend to be compassionate, their policies put Americans at risk.

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