Antonio Buehler was not Arrested “for Recording”
File this one under “How NOT To Cop Block”
Upon hearing that Antonio Buehler had been arrested “for recording” again in Austin, Texas, I briefly felt a great despair that this enemy of mine might have actually done something good, and might be due a bit of praise, and support. Lucky for my ego, this was not the case. Heavily edited videos are circulating throughout police accountability blogs and social media, attempting to make Buehler’s arrest look heroic. Even with the purposely out of context editing however, any objective observer can see what he was actually arrested for.
Police claim they were responding to a report of a fight which had broken out. Buehler uploaded an edited video to YouTube, which showed only what appeared to be a woman in distress, being carried by friends. Whichever the case may be, Buehler did as he often does, and began acting like a raving lunatic. He is repeatedly told to stay at least arms length away from the officers at the scene, but instead has his camera so close to their faces that the video is almost pointless to watch.
If Buehler had any interest in documenting the actions of the officers, it would have obviously been more prudent to step back and actually record those actions, instead shooting closeups of their facial hair and the sweat dripping down their cheeks. This makes him a very obvious distraction to whatever they may have been there to do, it obstructs their field of vision in a totally unreasonable way, and it doesn’t even serve the purpose of documenting. It is nothing but an attempt to antagonize the officers, and as further evidence of this, one of his cohorts says “So that was the plan tonight” when Buehler is arrested.
Upon being told he was under arrest, Buehler attempts to finally walk away from the scene. As any police accountability activist ought to know however, once you’re under arrest, leaving ceases to be on the list of options. So, unsurprisingly, he was tackled to the ground. Equally unsurprising are the charges, interfering with public duties and resisting arrest.
If he has half a brain (not that I’m saying he does), he’ll plead out. So if you were thinking of donating to a legal defense fund, please be aware that you are just giving money to Antonio to do something else with. Personally, I can think of better uses for your charitable dollar. 🙂
Buehler is not a police accountability activist. He is a social justice warrior, and a relentless left wing agitator. Last year, The Peaceful Streets Project sought a “fellowship” with Echoing Green, a leftist “social entrepreneur” outfit with ties to George Soros, which has handed out millions of dollars to leftist political and social causes. Yes, the same George Soros who funded the riots in Ferguson. Perhaps those ties help to explain the constant race baiting and dishonest video editing the group has become notorious for.
Holding police accountable requires activists who maintain some level of integrity. If you are out there creating conflicts which would not otherwise exist, deceptively editing video, inserting race and gender into things that have nothing to do with those subjects, and outright lying to the public, then nobody worth reaching is going to listen to a word you say. Buehler fails at this miserably, and this manufactured conflict is only the latest of examples. He is a race and gender obsessed fanatic who doesn’t care one bit about the truth. He just wants to create conflicts which would not exist without his presence, and distract from real issues with his racial agenda, in order to raise money and gain exposure.
Putting a camera so close to someone’s face, as to make the face unrecognizable in the video is not police accountability. It is harassment plain and simple, it borders on assault. Perhaps one might respond by saying police are a criminal organization, and deserve to be harassed and assaulted at a minimum. That’s a fine case to make, but that’s not what Buehler is doing. He is outright saying that he was arrested for recording and that his arrest was unlawful in an effort to raise money. Those are lies, and for those lies, he is the one who should be held accountable.
“So that was the plan tonight”
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