Has America entered the new age when even the police are not safe from being suspect because they do not support Barack Obama as president? This seems to be the case for a Florida police officer who was off duty and just happens to be black and attending an Anti-Obamacare rally, according to the Raw Story.
Police officer Ericson Harrell wore his Guy Fawkes’ mask proudly as a “symbol of protest,” for every man. Yet as he stood at the rally exercising his First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech, a police officer approached him and begged to differ. She ordered Harrell to remove his mask and told him he was in violation of the law.
The law that the officer claimed Harrell was in violation of dates back to the 1950’s civil rights era when the Ku Klux Klan used their robes and hidden faces to intimidate minorities. But Harrell tried to educate the officer that he was acting peacefully and was “just standing on the side of the road trying to express their first amendment rights.”
In an era of political correctness and obvious abandonment of common sense the police officer’s supervisor arrived on the scene and arrested him for, refusing to remove his mask or reveal his identity, reported Raw Story.
One has to ask where the harm is and where is the legal infraction? Are the police so afraid that a mask which is known all over the world as a sign for universal protest is a danger to Obama?
Harrell was not inciting anything or anyone and was in fact standing on the corner holding the American flag. So if Ericson Harrell is correct about “A war coming,” perhaps it is the war of freedom and liberty against the socialist communist constitutional eliminators.
Officer Harrell is one man with a mask and an American flag who takes his oath to defend the U.S. Constitution seriously. He is to be admired…mask or no mask.
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