Presenting three different situations for your consideration. Above is a photo of the McCloskeys defending their home from “protesters” in St. Louis, MO, who were actually trespassers. There is no doubt that these people were trespassing on a private street and some even on the McCloskeys’ private property. Whether or not they broke the gate, they walked right by a “no trespassing” sign, opened the gate, and entered a private subdivision. The McCloskeys, seeing the militant, chanting trespassers, felt threatened and defended their property with weapons, one of which was not even functional. This case is well known. The McCloskeys, the victims, were indicted by a grand jury and await trial. No “protesters” were arrested for trespassing or for threatening the couple.
Above is a photo of a motorist whose vehicle was blocked by BLM “protesters” in Plano, Texas. The protesters blocked a public intersection. Police were called about the obstruction. The motorist left his vehicle to demand that a police officer move marchers off the road. One “protester” is seen pointing what appears to be a pistol at the motorist. It’s been reported that there was no permit allowing these marchers to obstruct traffic at that location. Although illegally obstructing traffic, no protesters were arrested, not even the person pointing what looks like a gun at the motorist. However, the motorist was arrested and charged with assault, allegedly for pushing away a cell phone that a “protester” stuck in his face. The Texas Attorney General weighed in:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton got involved since the Plano police chief refused to arrest the lawbreakers.
“I instructed one of my top deputies to contact the Plano Police Chief to get more details. What he heard paints an even worse picture that the video alone depicts,” Ken Paxton said in a statement.
Paxton said the police chief told his deputy several different versions of what actually happened.
“First, the Chief told my deputy that while the weapon drawn wasn’t a pistol, it was, in fact, a “pepper ball gun.” In a separate conversation, the Chief claimed it was a “taser.” In a recent Facebook post, the Department is now saying it was a “electronic control device.” Paxton said. “Whatever it was, the police declined to pursue the leftist who brandished the weapon, and no charges are being pressed against him.”
It’s difficult to determine exactly what the weapon was being brandished. However, obfuscation by the police chief when questioned by Paxton could relate to Texas law.
Interestingly enough, pepper ball guns are not legal in Texas, while guns and tasers are. Where an “electronic control device” falls under the law is anyone’s guess because it would seem to depend upon the definition of “electronic control device.”
Finally, above is a photo of a similar situation, except this occured in Portland, Oregon. The victim is another motorist who was stopped by “protesters” who were marching down a street. These “protesters” had blocked numerous motorists throughout their march, had brandished weapons at them, had vandalized vehicles, and sprayed citizens with “irritant.” Not exactly a “peaceful” protest. The victim shown above was assaulted by several “protesters” who vandalized his vehicle and stole a gun from him. The man ended up in the hospital. Supposedly, the police are investigating.
One wonders whether the Biden Department of Justice, as with the protest at the Capitol in DC on Jan. 6, will carefully review all online video; select out the faces of those brandishing weapons, illegally detaining citizens, and assaulting innocent motorists; and put their faces on the “most wanted” pages of government websites so that ordinary citizens can rat them out, these left-wing “domestic terrorists?”
Unlike the McCloskey case, these last two incidents were not featured on national TV news night after night. Probably, most people across the nation don’t even know about these incidents. How many would be shocked to see the above photo, where heavily armed “protesters” block traffic, accost motorists, and surround them while pointing weapons, including “assault weapons?”
Why doesn’t Merrick Garland’s DOJ care about the danger to national security posed by these potential domestic terrorists? These anti-white BIPOC supremacists? These heavily armed, left-wing militias?
Will Biden’s DOJ hunt down those who violated the civil rights of the Portland motorist? Will they look into the possibility of filing hate crime charges against them, if/when they ever identify and arrest them? Obviously, BLM “protesters” seemed to be targeting white motorists. They called the man “Nazi”, which many would consider an offensive and racist epithet. (Remember: It’s not the intent of the speaker. It’s the perception of the victim.)
Look at the photos. Look at the difference in how authorities treat those who brandish guns.
The McCloskeys stood on their own property and confronted trespassers who came onto their private street and private property to threaten them. They were indicted and face trial.
Yet in Portland and Plano, so far no arrests, no indictments, no indication any are even forthcoming.
In the meantime, armed left-wing militias are allowed to take over public streets and create “no go zones,” from which they threaten innocent citizens.
This is equal justice?