Austin police chief calls on citizens to snitch on "gun enthusiasts"

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Use of snitches seems instinctive to the Left.
Marxist-Leninist states are famous for turning citizen against citizen by making them inform on each other.
During China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-69), Chairman Mao urged young people to rat on their teachers and parents. Stay-at-home grandmothers formed a nationwide army of neighborhood watchers.
The former Communist Party regime of East Germany (German Democratic Republic or GDR) had its infamous and formidable Staci or Ministry for State Security. After the fall of the GDR, the Staci’s files were eventually made available to the public who discovered, to their horror, that Staci informants had included their neighbors, friends, and families.
The urge to tyrannize is barely contained among the Left in democratic polities, an impulse that French philosopher Jean-François Revel (1924-2006) called “the totalitarian temptation” in his 1976 book by the same name.
Surely, we have not forgotten the Obama White House’s infamous — Obama’s short-lived effort in 2011 to have his supporters snitch on fellow Americans by reporting any and all “attacks” against him to the website (See “Be a Patriot by being a Snitch!“)
In March 2013, it became known that the state of New York offered rewards bribes of $500 for people to rat out those possessing illegal firearms, via a toll-free tip line – 1-855-GUNSNYS (1-855- 486-7697).
In May 2013, Palm Beach County sheriff Ric Bradshaw asked Floridians to report to a 24-hour hotline their neighbors, friends or family members who “hate government,” and anyone who could harm themselves or others. When the hotline gets a phone tip, the person who was snitched on will get a knock on the door and taken for “mental health” evaluation.
The latest wannabe little Hitler is Austin police chief Art Acevedo.

Austin police chief Art Acevedo

Austin police chief Art Acevedo

B. Christopher Agee reports for Western Journalism, Dec. 4, 2014, that in response to a shooting incident last week in downtown Austin, Police Chief Acevedo held a press conference to emphasize the shooting could have been prevented had someone reported the gunman’s behavior to law enforcement before his rampage.
Saying that he stays awake at nights worrying about “these homegrown extremists that are lone wolves, that are mad at the world, that are angry,” Acevedo encouraged Austin residents to report to authorities anyone “who’s a gun enthusiast or is armed with these types of firearms and they’re showing any type of propensity for hatred.”
The police chief said: “It’s important for us as Americans to know our neighbors, to know our families. Tell somebody if you know somebody that is acting pecu—with a lot of hatred toward any particular group.”
Couching his instruction with the caveat that turning in a friend or family member for owning guns “doesn’t mean that we’re going to take them to jail,” Acevedo noted that “we might want to vet these people.
Given the fact that according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Texas is home to more firearms dealers – 8,500 as of 2013 – than any other state in America, it stands to reason that a good number of Texas are “gun enthusiasts.”
Time’s a-wastin! Austin residents better get busy snitching on each other!

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0 responses to “Austin police chief calls on citizens to snitch on "gun enthusiasts"

  1. Democrat big-city police… keep Austin weird, indeed.

  2. more “hate” from the not so-tolerant left

  3. Austin Texas, is really kind of a strange little place, that isn’t like anywhere else in Texas there is. I have visited Austin, probably about 100 times, and I have lived in Houston, Lake Jackson, and San Marcos. So I have a pretty well established knowledge of the state. Austin is this tiny bubble of “liberal” college people, that will literally close down a street to throw a beer bash. But it’s the only place in Texas that someone panicked because they saw my 5″ 1911 model .45 tucked under my jacket in a shoulder holster, (I have been a concealed carry person since 1975.) No where else anywhere in Texas did anyone even so much as give my weapon a “look”. So all the “stuff” you hear that comes from Austin, is NOT the general sentiment of Texas at all.

  4. Sounds to me like
    Austin is to Texas like Mexifornia is to the US.

  5. Squire Chalmers

    Perhaps the police chief’s likely intent is clearer when re-cast as:
    “Acevedo encouraged Austin residents to report to authorities anyone ‘who’s showing any type of propensity for hatred and is a gun enthusiast or is armed with these types of firearms.’”

  6. Use of snitches seems instinctive to the Left.

    Not only is it reflexive on their part; it’s also highly revealing. Totalitarians of all stripes are aware that they can never command sufficient police power to impose their will on a whole nation, unless their subjects actively participate in the process of oppression. A look at the techniques used by Julius Nyerere of Tanzania is most instructive in this regard.

  7. You might find this piece to be of interest.

    • Excellent piece, Francis! I esp. appreciation your inclusion among the lies of the Left that of TV actress Lena Dunham’s bogus accusation of having been raped by a college Republican.

  8. Friends of FOTM, this comment is from my dear friend Joe Brusse III, who lives in East Texas, and is in reponse to my asking his thoughts on this posting’s subject. When I wrote him I said that all I knew about Austin was that I’d heard a lot of good music come out of it!
    Joe’s a devoted Christian veteran who spends his latter years helping Christian Africans create successful businesses and other community stuff, a remarkable fellow, really. His dad Joe Brusse II, was a well-known WW2 Army Air Engineer.
    Cheers, JosephBC69
    Yep, a lot of good music comes from there. It is the capitol of the State and has recently become generally very liberal. Probably the most liberal city in the state, including South Houston and Dallas.
    There is a lot to do in the city, not only the music scene but there are some very good restaurants and some nice both modern and historic architecture.
    The problem arises from the success the state in general has had in recruiting businesses from other states. Most of these businesses are high tech and come from California, Oregon and Washington and the North-East. They come to Texas to avoid paying high taxes. This produces
    jobs and people come from all over to get jobs and go to work. These people, because of their knowledge of high tech, are generally young and
    come from liberal states.
    Since Austin is the political seat, many of the liberal politicians follow their original constituents and try to infiltrate the state legislature. This was seen when the DNC infused $250 million into the Democrat party of Texas. They did this to try to take over the state legislature this last election and install a Democrat in the governor’s office. They failed this time.
    Texans will not allow the breach of the second amendment. What the chief of police (one of the few liberal democrat wins) has done is to virtually assure he will not be police chief long. His request is very anti-Texan and he is about to find that out.
    As you know, my family has been in Texas since before it became The Republic of Texas, (Texas was at one time a sovereign nation). My great, great grand uncle was one of the 8 that died at the battle of San Jacinto where Stephen F. Austin defeated Santa Anna. His name was Giles A. Giddings. You can google his name. It grieves me to see what progressives are trying to do to my home.

  9. Austin Texas is the home of The Gigantic Left Wing Freak Show in the State of Texas.


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