22 Year Old Man with Down Syndrome Beaten by Cops

for having a bulge in his pants. Turns out to have been a colostomy bag. That’ll teach him.

See, if you want an icon for opposing the growth of the police state, use this guy, not some flag-wrapped criminal in a cowboy hat who musters a private army and hides behind women and children human shields in order to make war on his country because he lost in court and thinks the law doesn’t apply to him.

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  • Steve

    “some flag-wrapped criminal in a cowboy hat who musters a private army
    and hides behind women and children human shields in order to make war
    on his country because he lost in court and thinks the law doesn’t apply
    to him.”

    I really feel like I should know who he’s talking about…. who is this?

    • neoconned

      Cliven Bundy.

      • Sean O

        Yes. Sean Hannity’s hero.
        Guys like Clive Bundy wore brownshirts in the 1930’s.

        • quasimodo

          who is wearing them today?

          • D.T. McCameron

            Anyone in Autumn.

  • Dave G.

    Perhaps it could be a both/and. Look at where the Feds may have overstepped the mark in the Bundy case without throwing any support behind Bundy himself, and look at cases like this and any trends, and then put things together without need to make an icon or draw lines around this or that team. Just look at the trends.

    • kirthigdon

      “both/and”??? What are you – some kind of Catholic?

      Kirt Higdon

  • KM

    Tom Tomorrow has this insightful piece about the “latest Republican folk hero–a cartoon hillbilly who hates the government.” It begs the question as to why the Republicans would pick him as their mascot. Of all the people they could pick to represent their ideals, why a Cartoon Hillbilly? My theory is that he *kinda* looks like Reagan and has a folksy character to him, and indeed I’ve seen some internet pics where conservatives have put the two side by side together to rally the troops.


    • Dave G.

      Probably similar reasons why Democrats made a folk hero out of Sandra Fluke.

      • KM

        Yes, probably so since she would rally their troops, and she’s rather a cartoonish representation of the pro-abortion crowd.

        Meanwhile the rest of us who aren’t represented by either political party just try to carry on, protest, and make positive small changes in our communities where we can. I don’t think either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party have any interest in stopping the security/police state which is why they wouldn’t pick the person Mark noted above as someone to rally around.

        • Dave G.

          I doubt it stops at the parties. Truth be told, I’m not sure how useful labels such as Right and Left are nowadays, apart from media outlets insisting it all divides that way.

  • bob.cratchit

    I think Morrissey gets it. Check out his forthcoming new release, “World peace is none of your business”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/world-peace-is-none-your-business/id876178319

  • Gary Keith Chesterton

    I have such a bag, and have been humiliated by TSA agents over it. I thought that was bad enough. Sweet God. I hope I’m never shot because I haven’t been able to find a bathroom. That poor guy.

    • Pete the Greek

      The TSA is where the pond scum of government employees end up. I’ve been reading some reviews of people who used to be in that job. Usually, if you go in, it’s a stepping stone for somewhere else and you leave quickly. People who stay there usually are too dim to go anywhere else and/or have no other useful skills.

      • Gary Keith Chesterton

        The Bureau of Prisons is like that, too.

  • Pete the Greek

    Why does if have to be one or the other?

    One doesn’t have to support Bundy’s welfare queen activity to recognize that the Federal government’s response to that activity was way blown out of proportion and uncalled for.

  • It’s cases like this that make me fearful to walk in downtown Portland.