Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
…No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States…
As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.
The Austin Police Department’s basic goal is to protect life, property and to preserve the peace in a manner consistent with the freedom secured by the Constitution. It is our duty to guarantee these inalienable rights in strict accordance with the highest principles of our society.
Texas Police Oath of Commission, Section 5.08. Oath of office.
Every officer of the city shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe to the following oath of affirmation to be filed and kept in the office of the city secretary.
“I, ________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office ________________, of the City of Lewisville, State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States and of this State and the Charter and Ordinances of this city; and I furthermore solemnly swear (or affirm), that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered, or promised to pay, contributed, nor promised to contribute any money or valuable thing, or promised any public office or employment as a reward for the giving or withholding a vote at the election at which I was elected, or if the office is one of appointment, to secure my appointment. So help me God.“
State law references: Oath, Vernon’s Ann. Tex. Const. art. 16, § 1.
Now watch this:
It would appear to me that the officers in question have:
1. violated 1st amendment rights.
2. violated 14th amendment rights by upholding ordinances which are in violation of the 1st amendment.
3. violated state ethics code.
4. violated city general orders.
5. violated their oaths of office.
Not that anyone gives a shit anymore.
A bunch of people standing around on public property holding protest signs is apparently more a threat to public order than rapists, murders, thieves, etc.. Apparently the pigs in question have nothing better to do. Austin must be a completely crime free city for the pigs to waste time enforcing public gathering ordinances.
Good job pigs.
Just remember folks, you’re paying for this shit.