04.30.2010 0

When Somethings Wrong in Your Neighborhood, Who Ya Gonna Call? Headbusters!

  • On: 05/28/2010 12:11:15
  • In: Big Labor
  • By Dave Cribbin

    While you might expect, no, make that take for granted, the thuggish display put on by the 500 strong SEIU Goon Squad who showed up recently at the home of a Bank of America senior attorney to terrorize his teenage son, shouldn’t we at least expect the police to obey and enforce the law?

    I’ve got two questions for the Goon Squad and their protectors in Blue. The first is: Who do you think you are? The second is: Who do you think you’re fooling?

    Let’s start with the D.C. Police who provided the escort for the 14 bus loads of SEIU Goons beyond the limits of their jurisdiction. Is it possible to escort someone if you don’t know where they are going? I don’t think so! Are we supposed to believe the Police don’t know the boundaries of Washington D.C.? Are you supposed to believe that when the patrolmen reached the city limits they just continued on because they didn’t know what to do next?

    Does anyone believe they acted on their own? No! Someone in authority gave the D.C. patrolmen, who were present at the demonstration, an order to escort the Union protesters outside D.C. city limits and their jurisdiction, or else the D.C. Police department has a rogue unit who act not on orders from their superiors but instead do the bidding of the SEIU. Either way it’s a problem, and someone needs to get to the truth.

    Their actions were wrong, and we need to know who is responsible. What if you find yourself in Montgomery County and have an Emergency don’t you want to know who to call? Do you call the local police, the D.C. police or should you call the guys who are really giving the orders the SEIU?

    The D.C. police cover story, that’s right they are backpedaling at light speed trying to deny any part in this outrageous behavior, are not putting forth a convincing argument. In an interview yesterday a spokesperson for the D.C. Police said they escorted the SEIU protesters only to the city limits, which they noted were only several blocks from the executives’ home and called the MCPD to meet them there in order to give them the “heads up” about the protest.

    A Captain from the MCPD says that after meeting with the D.C. Police at the city line they then responded to the incident at the home but did not witness anyone trespassing or disturbing the peace as the crowd was already dispersing. The Police officer’s story doesn’t add up!

    Is it possible that 500 union intimidation specialists filed out of 14 buses, marched several blocks, held their protest rally and did it in such short order that by the time the MCPD had completed their own journey of several blocks with their lights flashing and sirens blaring the rally was over and the peaceful union thugs were heading back to the Union Hall for some milk and cookies? Well no, not really, not according to the MCPD’s own 911 tapes which say that the DC police were on the scene and were in fact speaking with the person who had made the 911 call and was still on the line with the operator. Talk about not getting your story straight.

    If any other organization, like maybe the Tea Party, had tried to dump 500 protesters in a suburban neighborhood, the MCPD would have been there in advance asking to see their permit and when they couldn’t produce what they didn’t have they would have sent them back to where they came from. Why the special treatment for SEIU? Why don’t the laws apply to them? Thankfully no one was sent to the hospital as a result of this rally. It’s not always the case when these goons show up in public; for some reason beatings seem to break out. Ask Kenneth Gladney, or Ken Hamidi or Dianne Feeley if you don’t believe me.

    It’s not like this was a spontaneous gathering of folks in the neighborhood, the Union knew well in advance that there would be a protest that day as one SEIU protester had bragged about flying in from California to join the merry band of Social Justice Merchants for the day’s festivities. He told his personal story of woe about how he lost his job and his house is in foreclosure. What was his purpose for being there? What was the Union’s real purpose for being there? What did he expect the general counsel of Bank of America would do for him?

    The last time I checked the bank was not unionized, so this slug wasn’t there for a job and he couldn’t possibly have been there for another loan, as his foreclosure status provides all the evidence one needs to determine he is a deadbeat when it comes to honoring his debts, and besides everyone knows the loan department isn’t open on Saturdays.

    These modern-day shakedown artists seemed to have taken a page from Willie Sutton, a notorious bank robber from the thirties who is quoted as having said, “You can’t rob a bank on charm and personality,” as there was certainly none of that on display that day. What we saw was arrogance and the ultimate in chutzpah. The SEIU went to intimidate a bank official from a bank that holds millions of dollars of the Union’s outstanding debt and they brought their own police escorts. That’s extremely rich, don’t you think?

    Dave Cribbin, President of Tailwind Capital, is a Liberty Features Syndicated writer for Americans for Limited Government.

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