One of the things the gun fanatics always say is, “if the Jews had fought back with guns when there was that knock on their door in the middle of the night, the Nazis would have never been able to find enough policemen to arrest them all.” Which is, of course, utter balderdash. The Nazis had the equivalent of SWAT teams too, after all, and when a SWAT team comes to take you down, you’re either dead or arrested at the end.
Reason I’m thinking of this is because of the folks who say, “well, the way to deal with the eviction crisis is for all those being evicted to resist with force, then you’ll never find anybody willing to enforce eviction orders!” Which, apparently, some loser in Texas took to heart, killing a Texas constable who came to serve him with an eviction order, and in turn being killed by a SWAT team.
In Texas, constables are elected. They don’t need any formal law enforcement training to be elected. The state does offer training classes but not anywhere sufficient to call them real law enforcement officers. But that’s not their job, their job is to handle clerical stuff like serving court papers and such. There’s likely to be some changes in how they operate thanks to this shooting, but I’ll tell you one thing — if there’s a second shooting, eviction notices are going to be served with a battering ram, flash-bang, and SWAT team from now on. And there’s going to be a lot of dead dogs and terrified children as a result, not to mention that if one of these heros happens to have a gun in his hand when the SWAT team busts through the door, there’s going to be some little orphaned children and a widow (or widower, if the “hero” is a woman). Way to go, loser. And good riddance.
– Badtux the News Penguin