I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more. … If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple. I have no problem with it. God did not raise me to be a coward.
via Ferguson-Area Police Officer Suspended After ‘Killer’ Rant Surfaces Online. He apparently rants on along these lines, on the video, for an hour or so, largely missing the point of the whole “Christianity” thing. And the whole “protect and serve” thing.
This guy is a cop, and a member of the “Oath Keepers, the right-wing law enforcement group that is aligned with the Patriot movement.” A quick (and slightly toxic) visit to their website reveals that “Oath Keepers” are a collection of police and military types who believe their “oath” to their interpretation of the constitution gives them the right to do things like not do their jobs and shoot random people who do not share their interpretation of the constitution.*
They have a list of orders they will not obey, including executing warrantless searches (good), disarming Americans (potentially bad, if the armed American is threatening to kill someone), and wildly paranoid:
We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty and declares the national government to be in violation of the compact by which that state entered the Union.
We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
Whew! Glad we cleared that up. And good to know that when Texas finally secedes, no one will try to stop them. Buh byeeeeee!
I do appreciate that this group is a big fan of Edward Snowden. So they exist in that special place where the extreme right and extreme left of the political spectrum meet up in shared paranoia and megalomania.
I guess we’ve always known that certain subsets of law enforcement view themselves as creating, interpreting, and executing the law; it’s more than a bit frightening to think those cops have a self-aggrandizing club where they can encourage and reward each other for doing so.
* Based on their logo, this may or may not be caused by the emotional trauma of having very long but very thin penises: