A Cop Gets Caught Doing Something Stupid

A cop gets caught doing something stupid. On camera. Thanks to the Internet, within days of the incident, the whole world knows about it. Millions have seen the video. Millions have shared it. And there’s no doubt about it. The police officer’s actions were out of line. Out of line is too light. They were evil. Almost everyone agrees. This man needs to pay for what he has done. If there is any shred of justice left in this country, he will.

It’s hard to argue with video evidence.

But someone will.

They will say that the eyewitness video, captured on an average citizen’s phone, is unreliable. They will say that the video didn’t show the whole story, only the part where the officer grabbed the small, unarmed and drug-free mother of three from her van, handcuffed her and kicked her in the back, sending her to the ground face first. All in front of the three sets of eyes in the back seat. They will say that the officer is being misrepresented because no one is talking about all of the good he has done for the community over his years of service. They will say that any outrage at this officer’s actions is somehow hatred of all police officers. They will say that, technically, he did nothing illegal.

It’s hard to argue with video evidence.

But people do it all of the time.

Especially when that video evidence eviscerates the lies that they have always believed to be true.

A doctor gets caught doing something stupid. On camera. Thanks to the Internet, after the incident, the whole world knows about it. Millions have seen it. Millions have shared it. And there’s no doubt about it. The doctor’s actions were out of line. Out of line is too light. They were evil. Almost everyone agrees. This doctor and the organization she represents needs to pay for what has been done. If there is any shred of justice left in this country, they will.

It’s hard to argue with video evidence.

But people will. In this case, those people are the ones who support the murder of babies.

They tell us that the undercover video is unreliable because the man holding the hidden camera was not a trained journalist like the ones at CNN. They tell us that the video didn’t show the whole story, only the part where the doctors laughed about bags full of dead babies while the remains from another baby sat on the counter next to them. They say that Planned Parenthood is being misrepresented because no one is talking about all of the good things that the organization does for people. They say that any outrage at Planned Parenthood’s actions is somehow hatred of all women and their health. They say that, technically, nothing illegal was done.

It’s hard to argue with video evidence.

But people do it all of the time.

Especially when that video evidence eviscerates the lies that they have always believed to be true.

And especially when that evidence is damning toward the mighty Planned Parenthood.

Justice is essential. No society can stand without it. But it is also total. That is to say, you can’t be selective about when you want justice. Justice does not come with an on and off switch.

So any society that numbly accepts injustice and disregard for human life and dignity in an abortionist’s office should not then be surprised when injustice and disregard for human life and dignity eventually spills out into the streets.

Either you want justice or you don’t.

The decision to turn justice off when it doesn’t fit one’s agenda rolls out the welcome mat for a host of injustices. It always does.

And that’s what is happening today. We have turned justice off in the abortion clinic. In so doing, we have rolled out the welcome mat for injustice to take over our neighborhoods. So what the politicians like to tell you is a private matter between a woman and her doctor has much more to do with the rest of the world than you have been led to believe.

What if our problem isn’t really race or police brutality or lack of respect for authority? Maybe all of the violence, hatred and tension we are seeing on our streets is just the next logical step after the approval and financial backing of the murder of babies.

As a nation, we cry for justice when a police officer does wrong to an innocent citizen. And we should.

As a nation, we cry for justice when someone guns down an innocent police officer. And we should.

But as a nation, we do absolutely nothing when millions of innocent children are murdered.

We should do something.

But we don’t.

Even when there is video evidence.

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