Here’s a quote from John McNesby, an official with the Fraternal Order of Police:
He’s not respecting the uniform. People died for that uniform. It’s not Halloween.
Who was he speaking about?
- Jimmy Binns, a local lawyer who’s acted in Rocky films
- Ray Lewis, a retired captain with 24 years on the Philly police force
- Jonah Hill, actor in “21 Jump Street”
- That guy from the Village People
If you guessed the ACTUAL POLICE OFFICER then you would be right. In Philadelphia, there’s no crime we hate worse than a thought crime. You can sell drugs, not pay your bills, create hazards for public servants, pummel innocent bystanders on the street, and a few other nefarious activities and you’ll probably get away with it. If you engage in this sort of behavior because of SOME IDEOLOGY then you’re gonna get beat down. Blocking traffic and destroying private property as part of a Phillies celebration — no problem. Blocking traffic in an effort to call attention to economic inequality in America — you’re a menace to society!
We should probably just abolish the 1st Amendment – it causes so much trouble – and make the 2nd Amendment #1. It’s almost impossible for the average Philly cop to understand some sort of ideological argument, but easy to shoot somebody. Why should they be forced to think so hard when they’d much rather just taser perps? If we’re going to hold that 2nd Amendment sacred, then it might be best to eliminate the 1st. Then, people might really think twice about opening their big mouths, so they’d be much less likely to get shot once everybody’s packing. A win-win proposition.