Criminal cops, disguised as law enforcement, are being exposed all over the internet for their ignorance of the one thing they are charged to deal with: the law. When an intern with Campus Ministry USA began to speak out on the issue of sodomy and the risks involved in that behavior to students near the University of Texas at Austin, that's when he was confronted by several members of the new Gestapo, who trample on the law while claiming to uphold it.
The video of the confrontation was captured on video and has since gone viral on YouTube.
The intern, who was warning students about the risks of sexually-transmitted diseases that are tied to anal sex, was cited for "disorderly conduct" because he "offended" a student.
Officer Rumsey (Badge 1948) told the intern, "We had somebody that was offended by the gestures you were making. And that's our job – to make sure that doesn't happen, because these are students just walking in this mall right here. So the job here is to write you up for a citation, disorderly conduct, for offending someone."
OK, I just have to laugh to keep from wanting to go ballistic here, but this guy just said it was "his job" to keep people from being offended? Seriously, watch it for yourself.
George Orwell could not have scripted this any better. I thought those who served the people were to be those who protected the rights of the people, including free speech.
One has to wonder if this rent-a-cop and his partners in crime are not offending the intern and the very law itself.
He was then asked, "Does freedom of speech protect offensive speech?"
"It doesn't matter," said Rumsey. "Someone was offended. That's against the law. I don't want to argue with you, it's against the law."
Of course, Rumsey was unable to cite such a law, as there is no such thing. What is offensive is this man's ignorance of the law.
What's even more amazing is that Rumsey said the very words to the intern that he claims are offensive to everyone else, words like "anus" and "penis." It's a college campus for goodness sakes! These are biological terms! Are you telling me that these words have never been uttered to University of Texas college students on this campus?
So, if the intern is guilty of offending people by using terms the university uses, and which Officer Rumsey just used, then why is Officer Rumsey not citing himself for using those words? It's because he is a criminal and he is violating the law by violating the intern's right to free, truthful speech.
Rumsey asked for ID, which he is not authorized to do since there was no crime committed, but the intern complied anyway.
You can watch the entirety of the video, but the bottom line is that only criminal activity that was committed was committed by Officer Rumsey and his counterparts. I mean look at them. There are several of these rent-a-cops gathered around the intern to intimidate him, nothing more.
Enough people spoke out and raised their voices against this injustice to the point that the school's public information officer, Cynthia Posey, had to issue a statement on Friday that sided with the intern and the law, though she attempted to save face in the matter.
"The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) 'chain of command' has fully reviewed the incident brought to our attention this morning, and has determined that the disorderly conduct citation issued did not meet the intent and requirements of the law, and as such, the citation has been voided. Our review further showed that the officers in training responded to a call for service in good faith and with respect for all parties involved, including the person(s) wishing to file charges as well those being accused. The department will use this opportunity to remind us all of the importance of safeguarding all people's constitutional rights, of which UTPD is fully committed and obligated to defend."
So, she says this was "in good faith" and wants to use this incident to talk about safeguarding constitutional rights.
Here's what I want to know, why are they not training these people in the constitution before sending them out so that they don't do such things as these officers did? Why do they not have supervisors going with them who should know better? In fact, why are they not being trained to tell people who are offended that it is not against the law to be offended and that they will not be responding?
Frankly, the intern should file a lawsuit and make sure that Officer Rumsey and the other officers involved, who did nothing to stop the citation, never engage in any police work in the future.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.