The Real Danger to the Community

Larry McQuilliams targeted several buildings in Austin on the morning of November 28, including the Mexican Consulate, the United States Federal Courthouse and Austin Police headquarters within a 10-minute period. Police Chief Art Acevedo said at least 100 rounds were fired within that time frame.

Now Acevedo wants the residents of Austin to turn friends and neighbors into the police so they can investigate them.

“… It’s important for us as Americans to know our neighbors, know our families — tell somebody,” Acevedo said. “If you know somebody that is acting with a lot of hatred towards any particular group — especially if it’s somebody you know is a gun enthusiast or is armed with these type of firearms and they’re showing any kind of propensity for hatred — it doesn’t mean we’re going to take them to jail, but we might want to vet these people.”

The danger isn’t so-called ‘police brutality,’ or ‘White cops killing Black men,” or a ‘militarized police force,’ it’s that men and women in positions of authority like Acevedo wants people inform on neighbors like the Gestapo or Stasi.

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