A police officer of ten-years has urged his fellow officers not to enforce tyrannical orders in the fight against coronavirus, saying that it will lead to blood in the streets if it continues.
Patrol Officer Greg Anderson, of Washington State, posted the eight-minute video to social media last week, warning police officers of the dangers of widening the gap between public trust and law enforcement.
Officer Anderson, a special operations veteran, said if officers continue to trample on people’s rights, the authorities are going to awaken the American spirit of defiance that will fight back ten times harder than anything they’ve ever seen.
“Every time I turn on the television, every time I look to the internet I’m seeing people arrested or cited for going to church, for travelling on the roadways, for going surfing, opening their businesses, going to the park with their families or doing nails out of their own house – using their own house as a place of business and having undercover agents go there and arrest them, and charge them with what? With a crime?” Officer Anderson said.
“I don’t know what crime people are committing by doing nails in their own house, but we’re seeing this more and more and more and we need to start looking at ourselves as officers and thinking, is what I’m doing right?”
Officer Anderson continued: “We’re violating people’s rights and taking money from them, or even worse, arresting them and depriving them of their freedom when they are exercising their constitutional rights.”
“We don’t hold power over our citizens,” Officer Anderson added. “It’s contradictory to everything our country stands for. And this is what I’m seeing, first amendment rights, telling people they can’t go to church. Freedom of religion. Telling people they can’t protest, freedom of assembly. Fourth Amendment violations, illegal traffic stops to check for papers. What are you, the Gestapo? Is this 1930s Nazi Germany?”
Officer Anderson went on to warn his peers that by enforcing tyrannical orders, police are widening the gap between public trust and law enforcement and putting other officers’ lives at risk.
“What really has been pissing me off lately is the fact that these officers that are going out there and enforcing these tyrannical orders, what they’re doing is they’re putting my job and my safety at risk. Because what you’re doing is, you’re widening the gap between public trust and law enforcement officers.”
He went on to say: “As a special operations veteran, I’ve fought on the streets of Iraq under the U.S. government’s guise of freedom and I’m telling you what, the American people – you are going to wake a sleeping giant and they are going to fight ten times harder for their freedom, on their soil, than anything you’ve ever seen before.
“And if that’s something you’re willing to face, then keep trampling on people’s rights. But I promise you, the American spirit of defiance is going to rise again and it’s going to be a big problem for our country,” he said.