When so-called Federal ”law enforcement” is arresting people in raids while refusing to tell the public who is being arrested, and on what charges, that is a sure sign that you are living under tyranny. Civilians under tyranny have a duty to resist arrest using as much retaliatory violence as is required, and all levels of local government under tyranny have a duty to actively endorse and empower local civilians in resisting arrest.
Flanked by members of the California delegation, Rep. Nanette Barragan says she still can’t get a straight answer from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on immigration raids last week.
Several Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation said Tuesday they still don’t have details about who in their districts was arrested in last week’s immigration raids, and why they were targeted.
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were scheduled to meet Tuesday afternoon with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to discuss the raids, but the meeting was abruptly canceled.
JJ was talking about lynching in his recent comment. He is absolutely correct, and what is going on now is basically lynching, even if it is not (yet) deadly. We are looking at unilateral actions by Federal government against civilians while deliberately withholding information about such actions from local government whose job it is to protect its local population, so that local government is rendered incapable of subjecting the Feds’ actions to critical scrutiny. In short, it is simultaneous rejection of both due process for arrested individuals and transparency within government. When people cannot expect either due process or transparency following arrest, they have no obligation to peacebly submit to arrest in the first place, for it is no longer arrest in the honourable sense based on presumption of innocence, but lynching (that is to say, based on presumption of guilt) masquerading as “arrest”. Those who submit to this only embolden the Feds to ”arrest” others in the same way, and thus place every other potential victim in greater danger, equivalent to private surrender on the battlefield.
When a reporter asked about an ICE official who said the meeting was canceled because it had grown so large it had to be bipartisan, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-Norwalk) loudly exclaimed, “Bullshit!”
“Bullshit” is an accurate description, so why do you take their bullshit?
Lujan Grisham said the number of attendees did increase, but nothing requires a heavily attended meeting with a government agency to be bipartisan. A spokesman for ICE did not return a phone call Tuesday.
Don’t the local government people get it yet? They are not interested in talking to you, or keeping you informed! And do you know why not? Because they know that they can keep ”arresting” people while you wait for them to return your call! Because you are not physically stopping them from ”arresting” people while you wait for them to return your call! If you want them to return your call, order local police to shoot them when they try to “arrest” the next person or even when they just show up on your territory of jurisdiction, and then they might return your call! They have no reason to negotiate with you until you become a sufficient threat to their physical safety that they fear a worse outcome by not negotiating with you. This is reality; everything else is delusion.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) said she isn’t getting consistent answers from ICE officials in Los Angeles about who was swept up in the raids and why they were targeted, a frustration echoed by Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-San Pedro) and other members.
“My constituents are freaked out,” Chu said. “We have serious questions, we want to know what is going on, and we want answers.”
They do not care what you want. They are part of the Trump administration, so they only care about what Trump voters want. Welcome to democracy, the worst form of tyranny ever to exist! Of course your constituents are freaked out! Either get your local police directly protecting them from the Rehabs using police firearms, or else give them an explicit green light to protect themselves with their own firearms! Better yet, both! These are the only practical options; everything else is wishful thinking.
Barragán said ICE officials told her there were no instructions provided by the Department of Homeland Security about how to enforce the executive order President Trump signed that allowed almost any immigrant living in the U.S. illegally to be targeted for deportation. Other members said they were told ICE did get instructions.
This is called a confusion tactic. When the Rehabs are responding to your questions with confusion tactics, they are not trying to have any kind of sincere dialogue with you, but merely trying to stall you while they take advantage of your passivity to lynch-deport even more people. The correct response is to use your firearms.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), a former immigration attorney, said members want to see what ICE told field offices about whom to arrest and how that differs from immigration policies under President Obama.
“There is tremendous concern across the country about what is going to happen next,” she said. “This is a nation of laws, and we think the public should know what’s in that memo.”
No, this is not a nation of laws! This is a nation of the Trump administration! Did you miss the part when Trump fired Sally Yates for pointing out that (as shortly later confirmed by the courts) Trump was breaking the law with his travel ban, in other words for doing her job exactly as she in a nation of laws was supposed to do it?
Yates’ exemplary professionalism is further coming to light as it is now discovered that she warned the White House early about Michael Flynn (but was ignored, of course):
So if you think the public should know what’s in that memo but Trump doesn’t, the public doesn’t get to know what’s in that memo! I repeat, they do not care what you think, and the sooner you stop pretending that they do, the sooner you can start truly effectively serving your local community through endorsing the use of firearms.
Napolitano said ICE officials still won’t tell her how many people were arrested in her district, or what crimes they committed. Local mayors and police departments told her ICE wasn’t giving them details about the operation either, she said.
What else did you expect from them FFS?! What reason have the Rehabs to tell you anything when they can carry out their plan perfectly well – probably better – without telling you anything? Tell the local police to make it unsafe for Rehabs to so much as walk the streets, and then the Rehabs might tell you something.