What a refreshing change of pace. Louisiana Sheriff's Captain Clay Higgins spoke recently on camera and with conviction about what he intends to do with certain members of a violent street gang. Now, rather than bow his head and deliver a sniveling mea culpa or risk public flogging by the political corectness-mob, Higgins has resigned.
The law enforcement officer stated that he'd rather leave his post than "kneel" to bureaucrats or a "wanna-be black activist."
The video recording of Higgin's harsh words to what he calls the "thugs" and "animals" of a local gang has since been pulled from the Internet, but Breitbart explains the content:
...it began with Higgins in uniform, flanked by myriad other armed and uniformed law enforcement officers and leaders from the black community. Higgins looked into the camera and said those identified with the Gremlins “are responsible for hundreds of violent crimes: murders, armed robberies, witness intimidation, burglaries, drug trafficking, extortion, and brutal beatings.”
He told viewers that the St. Landry Parrish Sheriff’s Office had “arrested ten of these thugs” and made clear that they had “warrants on seven more.” Higgins listed the seven wanted individuals–referring to them as “animals”–and warned they are “most definitely armed and dangerous.”
He closed the video by calling out one alleged gang member in particular–Darren Carter–saying:
Young man, I’ll meet you on solid ground anytime, anywhere, light or heavy, makes no difference to me. You won’t walk away. Look at you, men like us, son we do dumbbell presses with weights bigger than you. And the convicts in jail, most of those men are good people who just found themselves cross-ways with the law. And they don’t respect you or any punk like you. They’ll toss you around like a rag doll.
According to KATC, Higgins resigned Monday after his local sheriff's office garnered backlash over the video. Higgins said he has no intentions of following his current sheriff's orders and instead chose to turn in his badge:
"I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited, wanna-be, black activist that doesn’t really have the best interest of his people in mind, who just wants to make a profit. I will not kneel to bureaucrats in Baton Rouge, Washington or anywhere else who have forgotten why they wear a badge and who have forgotten who they serve."
It would be nice if our elected leaders spent more time focusing on how to keep good citizens safe and assail the violent elements within our society rather than pander to criminals. It would also be nice if, just as Higgins said, if activists truly had the best interest of their communities in mind, rather than just agitating for personal gain.
Sadly, it is people like Higgins who are forced out of the picture entirely while the formerly mentioned bureaucrats and activists carve out a bigger and bigger role for themselves.