If you’ve been following the news much at all, then you know that we constantly hear of a growing police state–amazing behavior on the part of police officers. The police gun down an informant and an unarmed criminal and yet no charges are filed. Boy Scouts are threatened at gunpoint at the Alaska border. An unarmed boy is shot to death by police officer for answering the door with a game controller in his hand, and no charges are filed. July 4th is celebrated by police checkpoints and dubbed “no refusal weekend.” Zero Tolerance Officers kill a man in his home with brute force.
These are only a few of many things that police have done to American citizens.
Compare those stories to what you see in this Fox News story:
A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment.
And that was just last week.
A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers.
The most recent Border Operations Sector Assessment report compiled by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, dated July 25 and obtained by FoxNews.com, details local and federal authorities encountering smugglers carrying millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, some of which was found in vehicles filled with biblical passages and religious items; federal agents being assaulted and shot at; gang members brazenly approaching people in their homes; and ranch workers witnessing men crossing into the U.S. wearing camouflage and carrying long guns and automatic weapons.
I have a Modest Proposal. Let’s send all the nation’s SWAT Teams, riding in all the police department bearcats, to the Southern border. Instead of terrorizing and killing unarmed American citizens, let them deal with armed and hostile foreign forces.