Or "How to Create an Uncivilized Society."
This stuff happens all the time in our "security" driven Police States of America. It's sad. We mere mundanes have become nothing more than Ruling Class pets.
See for yourself in the following video where violent thugs wearing State-issued costumes invade a man's home, shoot him with a taser, and when he cries in pain, taser him again because that's so like, um, "resisting arrest."
Yeah, resisting arrest for NOT committing a crime.
But order, dammit, ORDER! You gotta beat the hell out of society. THEN they'll be virtuous, and THEN they can be free ... in complete submission to the State, that is. We're all collectivists now. It's Down with Locke, Up with Hobbes!
Stupid Christian freedom is so like, not realpolitik and stuff.
A Marin County man has filed suit against the Marin County Sheriff's Department for an incident in which he says law enforcement officers went too far. Peter McFarland was Tased inside his own home as his wife watched, begging officers to stop.
On June 29, 2009 McFarland and his wife Pearl were returning home from a charity fundraiser just before midnight. McFarland injured himself as he stumbled and fell down the long steps to his front door.
"Mainly it was to my knee and the front of my leg, my shin," McFarland said.
His wife called paramedics, who helped him into the house and treated him. As the paramedics were leaving, two sheriff's deputies arrived.
"All of a sudden, they just showed up, they came in here like there was a fire going on, like a gunfight was going on," McFarland said.
What happened in the following minutes was captured on a camera mounted on the deputy's Taser.
Deputies then entered the home and fired a Taser at McFarland when he refused to go to the hospital. He was arrested for resisting arrest around 12:30 a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Debra Barry said.
That charge were dismissed in June 2010, said Ethan Balogh, one of the attorneys who represented McFarland in the criminal case and in the civil lawsuit that was filed this week.
The lawsuit also names two responding deputies, Erin Mittenthal and Justin Zebb, as defendants and alleges that Zebb fired his Taser four times, including once after McFarland was already handcuffed. Mittenthal has worked for the department for six years, Zebb for five.
It claims the deputies had no basis to enter McFarland's house without a warrant, use "excessive force" or arrest him.
"No physical force and no Taser activations were reasonable or necessary to subdue, detain or arrest Mr. McFarland, even if defendants had a lawful basis to subdue, detain or arrest Mr. McFarland (which they did not)," the lawsuit states.
"The sheriff's office takes all allegations of excessive force and/or deputy misconduct seriously and will do so in this case as well," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "After all the facts have been made public, we are confident the actions of our deputies will be found to have been both within the law and department policy."
Barry said Wednesday her office still hadn't received a copy of the lawsuit.
"It may well be within their policy - they may have the policy of 'Tasing' 64-year-old men inside their home even though they have a heart condition," Balogh countered. "That policy's unlawful."
A virtuous society cannot exist where there is an abusive, violent State. Violence can only breed violence.
But hey, what do I know? Maybe Jesus didn't mean "love your neighbor as thyself." Maybe He meant to say "beat the hell out of your neighbor until he complies with your arbitrary rule." I don't know how I got that confused.
That's the saddest part of all ... American Christians have replaced the Prince of Peace with the god of war, and traded the Golden Rule for a billy club. Christian freedom is just too plain scary. I guess.