Service With a Sledge
To say that the FBI fails on occasion might qualify as what is called low-balling. It’s the PR projector screening their image never seems to. Translating the North Carolina state slogan “Essam quam videri” – “to be rather than to seem” – is a firing offense at 935 Penn.
What, exactly, did a Hooverite ever do to put so much social distance between himself and Officer Krupke? How does a federal paycheck make a guy with a gun, a badge, body armor and a battering ram so much dreamier to bleeding hearts than a municipal employee with the same gear? J Edgar cashed in his chips in 1972. The man was the ultimate coolicide when alive. Can anyone pinpoint when G-men turned the corner and started getting the hipster nod?
Was it taking on Koresh? Or keeping us all secure with Martha Stewart safely in the federal pen? America’s reigning home-economics monarch is still the trophy head over James Comey’s fireplace mantle. You’ll never have to worry about a crisis of self-esteem among G-men. They walk around proud of things that no ordinary man could ever live down.
On March 12, 2019 no less than 7 FBI agents showed up at the home of Felicity Huffman at 6 A.M. The actress, as you probably know, greased some palms to arrange what amounted to a ringer filling in her daughter’s SAT answers. Sleazy stuff, for sure, celebs deserve public humiliation trying to pull off these kinds of stunts. But can any sane person justify the Feds brandishing their hardware before knocking on the Macy-Huffman door – or at any other time during the arrest? Wasn’t it really more criminal than anything Huffman did? The first rule of firearms training the world over is to never point a weapon at anything you don’t aim to shoot.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey were charged with felonies in St. Louis for pulling out their guns when protesters stormed onto their property – for no discernible reason related to their grievances — in June 2020. How woke would you have to get to say that that mob – after days of rioting had occurred just blocks away – was less threatening than Felicity Huffman? Waving weaponry is always serious no matter who does it. In which case would it seem more necessary? Did the real life profilers in Quantico, portrayed in the unwitting comedy Criminal Minds, predict the actress would go postal?
Should Feds get more leeway unholstering because they’re the “pros”? Consider the Ulises Valladares case from a little over one year earlier than Huffman’s. The FBI was doing a SWAT raid on a house near Houston where a hostage was held for ransom. While breaching a rear window the agent – who remains unnamed by the Bureau — dropped his tool into the dwelling. “Thinking” quickly he decided to finish the job with the business end of his M-4. The story gets weirder. The government claims a blindfolded, bound Valladares grabbed the gun’s barrel and was shot. Does it sound more likely that a gun used as a demolition instrument accidentally went off? Unlike anyone else guilty of malf
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