Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Don't Be Stupid

 7/28/21 Washington Post:

A former police officer accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol will be held in jail until trial because he has been dangerously and illegally stockpiling guns, a federal judge ruled.

Thomas Robertson, 47, who was fired from his position in the Rocky Mount, Va., police department after being charged, was “radicalized” by his arrest and “cannot be safely released,” Judge Christopher R. Cooper of the U.S. District Court in Washington wrote in an order Wednesday.

Federal agents searched Robertson’s home last month and found a loaded assault rifle in his bedroom as well as four silencers, according to court records. They also went to a nearby gun shop, the government said, where the owner confirmed that Robertson had 34 guns waiting to be picked up and had handled the weapons. By the time he was arrested on July 7, according to prosecutors, Robertson had bought three more firearms.

If you are awaiting trial on felony charges, gun possession is unlawful. 

Robertson bought many of the firearms on the website Gun­, according to prosecutors, where on June 10 he wrote: “I’ve said before. They are trying to teach us a lesson. They have. But its definitely not the intended lesson. I have learned that if you peacefully protest than you will be arrested, fired, be put on a no fly list. . . . I have learned very well that if you dip your toe into the Rubicon . . . cross it. Cross it hard and violent and play for all the marbles.”

It is certainly an understandable and logical conclusion as we see the abuse of the process, but posting that is an invitation to arrest. 

Quote Jefferson or Patrick Henry if you must.  Likening yourself the Caesar, a threat to the Roman Republic is dumb.

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