Originally Posted by Ataturk
Mr. "Just because it's legal doesn't make it right!" comes out in support of chasing down some old guy and killing him for an aggravated trespassing charge.
I honestly have a hard time telling if you're just taking a stance to be a contrarian or if you're serious. For all your horseshit about people needing to comply with legal orders, you're saying the feds are in the wrong for these guys trying to avoid arrest and pulling a gun. Hilarious. Talk about hypocrisy.
They had a guy on the radio, a state official of some sort, saying that they were going to follow what I thought was the universally accepted best practice of just ignoring things like this, but that they decided to move against the protesters because they were going out and spreading their ideology among the locals. Incredible.
The feds letting these fools get away with the standoff at the Bundy Ranch was what encouraged them to do it again. Ignoring it wasn't going to make the situation go away, they'd just come back and try something else and probably spawn more idiots staging armed confrontations against the feds.
Again, how long should the feds have ignored them? Forever? You really see no downside to condoning armed militants occupying federal property without any consequences?