I was on the phone with a Harris County Deputy Sheriff the other day for 35 minutes. The initial reason for his call was he needs his computer repaired. We are longtime friends, as I've known him since he was a kid.
Eventually the conversation turned to the state of affairs of police shootings and the general unrest across the country. Now being a Harris County cop and according to him, he literally wrestles with someone every day. The reason for this is because they fail to follow his instructions and he is forced to make them obey. It’s as simple as that.
To a bystander, it often appears the cop is being too aggressive, but what they fail to realize is the cop often has inside information that makes them very wary of the person they are attempting to arrest. Or, their body language alerts the cop that everything is not as it may appear.
I know this guy. I know him and I know he isn’t out there trying to bully anyone. He explained to me the mountains of rules and regulations he and every cop must conform to. He said it is almost impossible to remember everything they are told to learn. Due to these restrictions in almost every instance, the criminal has the advantage.
I told him I believe we are on the brink of anarchy. All it takes for anarchy to evolve is for the police department to be unable to answer calls and maintain law and order. We saw this after Hurricane Katrina and in Ferguson, Missouri. Can you imagine this happening all across the country? These giant demonstrations draw police away from their duties allowing the criminal element to act with near impunity. He agreed that a few simple acts of terrorism could create this environment.
Mass irrational terror, organized and violent demonstrations, and the criminal element run amok and we suddenly are reduced to a Third World environment. Armed citizens will be territorial and jumpy as grasshoppers. Criminals will prey on the weak and the few cops who are still able to patrol will be drawn back to their own families to stand ground. Nighttime will be ruled by the violent and our streets will be empty.
It’s a horrifying scenario to be sure, but to believe it couldn’t happen here is just plain ignorant and frankly, stupid. In the recent December demonstrations in New York City, 25,000 demonstrators drew almost every cop in the large city away from actual crime related issues. Does anyone believe that criminal activity outside of this area actually decreased? Heck no and the proof is there.
Many of the signs being carried by the protesters of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and “I Can’t Breathe” demonstrators are provided by RevCom.us (which is printed at the bottom of the signs). “RevCom” is short for “The voice of the revolutionary Communist Party, USA”. RevCom is using social unrest to further their own goal of over-throwing the government and no one in the assembly seems to be aware. They make no bones about it on their website.
I am for peaceful demonstrations, but understand they drain police resources. Be very cautious what causes you support. Quanell X loves to be portrayed as a human rights activist and proponent, but in reality is a member of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the New Black Muslim Movement with their own agendas. According to Wikipedia, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights consider the New Black Panthers to be a hate group.
Anarchy can be prevented in the USA, but it will take a revelation like the one Reverend Jarrett Maupin got in Phoenix, Arizona. As a local civil rights activist outraged over the Maricopa County police shooting of an unarmed man, he accepted a request by the PD to attend a shoot /don’t shoot class.
“I didn’t understand how important compliance was… people need to comply with the orders of law enforcement officers, for their own safety.” And that is the solution to stop anarchy.
If our country falls under terrorist attack, as France did the past few days, stay calm and assist the police department until a safe and friendly environment is restored. This is not the time to make a social statement or collect a debt. People will be skittish and the criminal element will be active and by all means, do what the police tell you to do without argument.