Going all “police state” on GERIATRICS?
Texans love them some independence, so what happened recently has them pretty P.O.’d. Imagine having your cell phone seized, and being fingerprinted and photographed…for attending a meeting.
What was the nefarious nature of the meeting? Was it those with ties to terrorists, or drug-lord implications? Nope, it was a Republic of Texas Meeting.
The irony of the situation is that the group formed exactly BECAUSE of growing state and federal encroachment of rights.
Now, are you starting to get the “memo” of why the Obama Administration is equipping police departments with military equipment?
“As if dangerous criminals, many of the Texian people — generally seniors of respected middle-class business, farming, broadcasting, engineering, scientific, health, veterans, and faith-based backgrounds — were one-by-one physically searched on their person and in their vehicles, fingerprinted, detained and then had their personal belongings and property searched and seized,” the Republic of Texas described on its website.
The website noted some of the belongings that were seized by police: “cell phones, iPads, laptops, business papers, Republic of Texas paperwork, coinage and other valuables.”
“How is it that a supposedly free people can be subjected to intimidating, rough, and highly intrusive search and seizure when assembling lawfully and peaceably from all corners of the vast Country of Texas to educate those in attendance about the Historical 1836 Republic of Texas Constitution and celebrate a Nation wide Valentine’s Day and a fellow Texian’s 89th birthday?” the group wondered.
No arrests were made, and the matter remains under investigation.
The tactics used went well beyond what was necessary to address a few individuals over a matter of disputed paperwork. It is clear that full-blown raid was performed to intimidate and harass every member of the group.