Skip to comments.Did the FBI Finally Go Too Far?
Posted on 09/26/2022 4:35:22 AM PDT by MtnClimber
On reading about the Saturday arrest of pro-life activist Mark Houck, I thought the author at this alternative site had to be exaggerating. It struck me as beyond belief that two dozen or so armed FBI agents would swarm the house of a Catholic father of seven, rifles drawn, and arrest him in front of his weeping children for anything short of murder.
I have had to recalibrate my belief system. The “crime” fell quite a bit short of murder. On October 13, 2021, Houck brought his 12-year-old son with him for his weekly sidewalk counseling outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Philadelphia. A volunteer escort at the abortion clinic reportedly called Houck’s son a “fag” among other insults and threatened him. Houck pushed the man away from his son, and the man fell. Houck, the founder of an organization that promotes Christian virtue among men, was not charged with a crime.
However petty the incident, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, had Houck seized at gunpoint nearly a year later and bragged about the arrest. Said PR hack Jennifer Crandall in a press release, Houck “assaulted a man because he was a volunteer reproductive health care clinic escort.”
Before proceeding, this sentence needs parsing. The most problematic word is “because.” Houck has had hundreds of opportunities to assault escorts if their offense in his eyes was to be an escort. Although the press release claims two incidents on that same day with the man, Houck had no prior or subsequent altercations.
Then there is the Orwellian phrase “reproductive health care clinic escort.” Ms. Crandall is somehow fusing the “reproductive rights” euphemism favored by abortion activists with the function of the escort, whose mission, of course, is to assure that no reproduction takes place on his watch.
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Violence is never the answer unless it is an FBI SWAT team raiding your house.
Is Bismarck a herring?
Y’all didn’t do anything after Ruby Ridge or Waco…
What did you expect?
Jacqueline C. Romero
Jacqueline C. Romero was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 21, 2022
This was the Dems goal by defunding the police - Nationalize the police force. This case was handled and settled by local law enforcement but for some reason this is a federal case?
Next the feds will be coming after you for jay walking as long as you’re not a liberal.
i hope you paid cash for your MAGA hat
They went to far decades ago at places like Ruby Ridge as just one example. There are thousands more.
It’s so dangerous for them that they need plate carriers, level IV plates, M4s, and thigh rigs, but for some odd reason, they can wear baseball hats. Hmmmmmm!!!!!
FBI=Gestapo,,,,,wait till the IRS gets 87000 armed agents, you know 10% will be trigger happy and 10% will be psychos.
What’s was he charged with? I don’t recall there being an simple assault charge in the federal code.
Liberals taunting conservatives and trying to get a reaction.
Charges against him were dropped, so there really isn’t a “crime” here.
Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrance (FACE)
Seems to be a pro abortion law.
As the Supreme Court has found abortion is an issue for the states, this law appears to be federal overreach, and unconstitutional.
About 60 years ago.
“This was the Dems goal by defunding the police - Nationalize the police force. This case was handled and settled by local law enforcement but for some reason this is a federal case?”
Aside from the fact it appears to be a civil issue.
Interesting. Thank you.
Well, given the account I just read, the “assault” wasn’t about denying access it was about a POS verbally assaulting his kid. I would think calling the guys kid a “fag” could prompt a complaint, civil or criminal, on the “escort”.
Probably not. Not in a Post Constitutional United States.
One set of laws for the ruling elites
Another set of laws for the politically favored
Still another set of laws for the hoi polloi.
Naa, the FBI (Stasi) did not go too far. They got the message out to the masses that any objection to Washington would be met with overwhelming force.
Find me the man and I’ll find the crime.
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