Ok, people, are we angry enough yet?

Are we angry enough, as a nation, at what our government is doing to us?  Are we angry enough about the police abuses all over the country by these globalist progressive bullies?  What about the overreaching federal government that took “long arm of the law” too far?  Well, check out this story from The Blaze.  This one, when I first heard it this morning, about set me off.

When more than 30 police officers in full tactical gear descended upon the house of a successful Washington, D.C., businessman with no criminal record last summer, they were looking for “firearms and ammunition … gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts,” The Washington Times reported.

But what did police find after they shut down the streets for blocks around Mark Witaschek’s Georgetown home, broke down a bathroom door with a battering ram and pulled his 16-year-old son out of the shower naked, pointed guns at the heads of Witaschek and his girlfriend, handcuffed them and then “tossed the place” for two hours?

Very little, according to the Times’ Emily Miller:

  • “One live round of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition” — actually an inoperable shell that misfired during a hunt years earlier that Witaschek kept as a souvenir.
  • “One handgun holster” — perfectly legal.
  • “One expended round of .270 caliber ammunition” — a spent brass casing.
  • “One box of Knight bullets for reloading,” according to police notation on the warrant. Except, Miller reveals, they aren’t for reloading — they’re for antique-replica, single-shot, muzzle-loading rifles.

And after all that, in the wake of a raid which Witaschek estimates resulted in $10,000 damage to his house, he faces two years in prison for possession of unregistered ammunition, the Times reported.

D.C. law requires residents to register every firearm with police, and only registered gun owners can possess ammunition, which includes spent shells and casings. The maximum penalty for violating these laws is a $1,000 fine and a year in jail, the Times noted.

While Witaschek has never had a firearm in Washington, D.C., Miller wrote that he’s being “prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” The trial starts Nov. 4.

I’ll be following this trial.

 More from the Times:

This was the second police search of his home. Exactly one month earlier, Witaschek allowed members of the “Gun Recovery Unit” access to search without a warrant because he thought he had nothing to hide.

After about an hour and a half, the police found one box of Winchester .40 caliber ammunition, one gun-cleaning kit (fully legal) and a Civil War-era Colt antique revolver that Witaschek kept on his office desk. The police seized the Colt even though antique firearms are legal and do not have to be registered.

Witaschek is a gun owner and an avid hunter. However, he stores his firearms at the home of his sister, Sylvia Witaschek, in suburban Arlington, Va.

Two weeks after the June raid, D.C. police investigators went to his sister’s house — unaccompanied by Virginia police and without a warrant — and asked to “view” the firearms, according to a police report. She refused. The next day, the D.C. police returned to her house with the Arlington County police and served her with a criminal subpoena.

A criminal subpoena?  Really?  She simply stood for her 4th Amendment rights and these SOBs decided to bully her. 

The Office of Attorney General of the District of Columbia Irvin Nathan signed an affidavit on Aug. 21, 2012, in support of a warrant to arrest Witaschek. A spokesman for Nathan would not comment on a pending case. […]

In September 2012, the attorney general offered Witaschek a deal to plead guilty to one charge of unlawful possession of ammunition with a penalty of a year of probation, a $500 fine and a contribution to a victims’ fund.

Witaschek turned down the offer. “It’s the principle,” he told me.

Does that make you angry?  What have we come to?  The question is no longer what are we coming to, because we are there, folks! 

These abuses by overzealous law enforcement, from the top down, have got to stop. I know several cops that serve from city on up to federal levels.  They’re good guys.  I also know several that are complete douche bags and should be fired.

I hope Witaschek stands his ground and I really hope that the district attorney handling the case pulls his head out of his butt and drops the case and returns all property stolen by the police officers.

And for those of you saying they’re just following orders… that’s not an excuse.  A real patriot would stand up and tell his/her superiors that he will not follow unjust orders.  There are a lot of jurisdictions that would love to have a cop that is willing to do what is actually right.

So, people, where do we go from here?  I welcome your comments.

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3 Comments to “Ok, people, are we angry enough yet?”

  1. “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” -Edward R. Murrow

  2. A recipe for payback, simmering quietly away.
    Beware though, the sheeple are still slumbering.
    As in the UK, they will only stir if someone turns off their cable TV and Internet.

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