For the Love of God, What Is Happening to Our Country?
This is a photo of a group of SEIU "protestors" (how about "mob of terrorists"--if it was my home, I know which word I would use) who were outside the private home of Greg Baer, deputy general counsel for corporate law at Bank of America.
Nina Easton reports at Fortune Magazine that 14 busloads of hopped-up, screaming, placard-waving "strangers"--her word--(the number estimated to be 500), on a mission to intimidate this private citizen "protested" outside of this man's house. They were on his lawn and his porch with bullhorns.
Baer's son was home alone and locked himself in the bathroom. His father, coming home to rescue his son, said, "Excuse me, "I need to get into the house. I have a child who is alone in there and frightened."
This was a mob--straight up. And what did the police do? Nothing. Easton says a "trio of officers who belatedly answered our calls confessed a fear that arrests might 'incite' these trespassers." For the Love of God. If you look at the video on YouTube (where they've disabled the ability to embed the video), you'll see what a loud and angry mob this was--camped out on this man's front porch. The link to the video can be found at the Big Government site, below.
Shame. Words absolutely fail me, except to say that law enforcement had better get a handle on this kind of thing, because reasonable people are simply not going to stand by and watch these SEIU thugs have their way with people.
Read more about this at Big Government, a post by Liberty Chick: "SEIU Storms Private Residence, Terrorizes Teenage Son of Bank of Americ Exec."
Update. Here's an excellent post from Doctor Zero at Hot Air: "The feral vanguard." A quote from Doctor Zero's article: "American labor unions, and angry Greek pensioners, have become de facto arms of the State. They are the feral vanguard of a collapsing system, using violence and intimidation to make it clear those not favorably connected to the political power structure will be sacrificed to preserve it, for as long as possible."
Update #2. Big Journalism, posted by Archy Cary, has an in-depth report about what was going on with the police when this 500-person mob was outside of Greg Baer's house.
Here's how the article sums up what happened. For details, hit the link. "A caravan of SEIU buses receive a Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Department escort to a private home in Maryland where the protesters, from all appearances, violate Montgomery County law by engaging in a stationary protest. The Montgomery County police were not informed by their cross-jurisdictional colleagues of the impending, unusually large protest pending in their jurisdiction. . . . Had the mob decided to torch the house, the D.C. police would not have been authorized to intervene. Not their jurisdiction.
I just have one question: Why in God's name were the D.C. police escorting 14 BUSLOADS of angry people to a private citizen's home for a protest? Can someone explain that one to me?
Update. There's a whole lot of CYA going on from the D.C. Metro Police. Big Journalism has a continuing report.