Not long ago I did a piece called, “Death by Cop 101.” I was addressing the Michael Brown case, and I drew upon the gunfight at the OK Corral. Believe it or not I actually studied that gunfight, from clips from the movie, Tombstone, all the way up to reviewing the actual coroner’s report concerning the incident. I was impressed by the professionalism of Wyatt Earp. While bullets were flying, he had the presence of mind to actually shove Ike Clanton out of the way because Clanton had opened his coat showing he was not armed, which was incredible because he was the very reason for the confrontation in the first place. Previous to this he’d been fined twenty-seven dollars for carrying a pistol within Tombstone in violation of a city ordinance. That’s right boys and girls, there were actually laws concerning the display of weapons even in the wild, wild west!
In this article I tried to explain the rules of engagement when you find yourself confronted by the Terminator while on the way to McDonald’s to pick up a happy meal. Well, Sandra Bland met this guy! Just in case you’re living under a big yellow rock and missed it you might as well meet this turd head:
Right up until she was asked to extinguish her cigarette, Sandra was irritated, but civil. For the untrained, Texas cops always tell you to put out the cigarette. I was told to put out a cigar once and questioned extensively about spit on the running board of my truck, whereupon I had to go through great lengths explaining about cigars and spitting. It’s a cop thing, I guess. Anyway, after that request, and Sandra’s subsequent questioning about why she had to put out her smoke in her own car, the officer goes from zero to sixty in about a second, threatening to “light her up,” and pulling her out of the car. As she protests and recites all those things you’ve no doubt heard on YouTube about your “rights” he kicks her butt, breaks her arm, and when informed that she had a medical condition, he puts his knee in her back and says, “Good!” Why did this have to happen in Texas? The Yankees already think we’re a bunch of nuts.
Sandy made key errors. I couldn’t make out the license plate on her car, but seeing as she was from Chicago they were most likely Illinois plates. Combine that with her complexion, and that smart mouth and there you go! Now, I’m gonna rag on this cop, Ok, but Sandy helped. Sandra had a mindset. She was an activist. She was very aware of white privilege and in social injustice perpetrated on blacks thereof. She made videos about it, I’ve watched them all. There’s a Texas term called “borrowing trouble.” That’s where you have an expectation of a situation and when it seems to become a self-fulfilling prophesy you go off like a bazooka. Sandra was a firecracker. And don’t get me wrong, I LIKE a woman with a smart mouth, but NOT when confronting a DPS officers whose compadres arrest citizens for carrying a banana in a gun holster.
The situation degraded, and a simple traffic stop became a beat down and eventual arrest. Sandra broke protocol, lost her temper, and paid the price. To put it simply, why should there be a procedure for dealing with cops in the first place? Why do citizens have to study classes to learn how NOT to get shot while receiving a warning ticket for an improper lane change? Look at the mindset. Ike Clanton, Sandra Bland. Wyatt didn’t shoot Ike, and he HATED him. The militarization of police have given us the need for “procedure.” When you are pulled over by a cop you can forget about that Bill of Rights. Arguing law with a beat cop will get you, well, BEAT! That’s why they’re called “beat” cops. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s wrong, yeah, it’s racist, and no, there ain’t no Santa Claus! Get over it!
So, they take her down to to calaboose, and put her in a cell COMPLETE with a trash can liner. Trash can? In a jail cell? What the hell did she have to throw away? When I was in county I was lucky to get a BLANKET! She languishes for three days. On the third day she refuses her breakfast. Red Flag right there. If you’re in county there is good news and bad news. The good news is the food is horrible. The bad news is there isn’t enough to go around. NOBODY refuses breakfast, unless they have a mental problem. Sandra Bland, political activist from Chicago, a thousand miles from home, working at a college, sat in her cell for three days watching her life disintegrate, all hope generated by her new job, which was why she was in Texas in the FIRST place, evaporating before her very eyes, after reading her Bible, did what a lot of people do when they perceive they are at the end of their rope. She found another rope to get at the end of! As a Texas Nationalist i WANT people to come to Texas and start a new life. I WANT them to find a good job. Why was she alone in her cell? Don’t TELL me there weren’t other people in jail. She was alone with her thoughts with no smokes, no coffee, and no conversation for three days as she fell into a pit from which she saw no way out.
The beat down is another thing. Pretty girl in a Maxie dress. Cop wasn’t man enough to handcuff her withOUT breaking her arm? She wasn’t “compliant?” “I’m gonna light you up, put out your cigarette, GOOD!” Gee, wonder why Sandy was having a bad hair day? I’m a conservative, but I can’t WAIT for the right wing spin on THIS one! Here’s my spin. Cop wasn’t Wyatt! Matter of fact, he’d have to stand on his mother’s shoulders to kiss Wyatt’s butt! Do the math. A simple warning ticket would have taken about ten minutes. The cop CHOSE to extend this fifty-two minutes. I’ve ridden with cops. Tickets. Garbage in, garbage out, and they DO have quotas! Barney could have written three or four more tickets in the time he took to jack with one woman who had a cigarette. And if that’s not racist I’m not a white boy from Austin!
We Texans will pay for Sandra. This will make Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown look like a walk in the park. Obama may get a third term out of this and we don’t HAVE to secede, they’ll THROW us out! Not all cops are bad, but when we Texans come up with one it’s a hum dinger!! And they’re out there folks. God I’m glad we have open carry down here now because, as the Terminator said, “I’ll be back!”
Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin