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.

Buehler was not Arrested "for Recording"

Buehler was not Arrested “for Recording”

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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  • Lily Gonzalez

    While it’s not inconceivable that Buehler took “Soros” money, I would like to know if their is a source for that statement. I was under the impression that Buehler was a staunch Ron Paul supporter, that he met Stefan Molyneux at one of those RP rallies, and that that meeting lead to Stef interviewing Buehler. The title of that yt vid is:
    Antonio Buehler Takes on the Cops! An Interview from Freedomain Radio

    • Richard Chiu

      Links to the Soros connection are provided in the body of the text where such a connection is mentioned. The ‘source’ in this case is the Peaceful Streets Project.

      • Defenestrator

        I guess you didn’t read the Peaceful Streets page that talks about the Echoing Green fellowship. Because if you had, you would see they were Semifinalists for the fellowship. They didn’t make the final cut. They got “ZERO MONEY” from George Soros. So your supposed “Soros Connection” is non-existent. I guess that won’t stop you from saying they do though because of your your idiotic conspiracy theory.

        • Richard Chiu

          I guess you didn’t read the part where it mentions that they can’t be entered at all if they don’t apply.

          Yes, Buehler’s little PSP organization is too pathetic to be directly funded by Soros. That doesn’t mean there’s no connection, just that Buehler wishes there were more of one.

  • UsedtobeaSuitBoi

    Gotsta figure out how we can get ourselves some SorosMoney so we can give some to Cantwell…

    • Richard Chiu

      Soros didn’t get to be insanely wealthy by giving away money to people who were going to turn around and use it for causes directly opposed to his own interests.

      I’m not saying that you can’t get Soros money, I’m just saying Soros will probably get the better end of any deal you make with him.

      • UsedtobeaSuitBoi

        yeh, billionaires are sneaky like that. didn’t get there by accident :p

      • scuttlebutt56

        Soros has his hands in so many pies we probably have all dealt with him directly or indirectly at some point in our lives. Aligning ourselves, for whatever the reason, to any group is well within our rights.

        • Richard Chiu

          There’s a difference between occasionally using a fiat currency being manipulated by Soros and founding an organization which has openly favorable relationships (plural) with Soros and his agenda. Click on the blue text in the paragraph you are dismissing, you might learn something.

          • scuttlebutt56

            All Americans are complicit, the reason he is so successful. Did Antonio do something illegal?

          • Richard Chiu

            Yes.

            Does that matter?

          • scuttlebutt56

            What?

          • Richard Chiu

            Does that matter? As in, is there any relevance to the discussion at hand?

          • scuttlebutt56

            If you are attempting to discredit Antonio coming up with something solid just might be in your favor.

          • Richard Chiu

            If I were attempting to discredit ‘dear Antonio’, I could think of no better way to do so than by asserting that he was an obedient little subject of the state.

            But such perfect obedience is, in practical fact, impossible, as any sincere and informed activist against unaccountable government well knows. The fact that we can say with perfect certainty that any given person living in any modern police state, which now includes the United States, has violated some of the massive piles of legislation and resulting regulations, is why we call such governments “out of control”.

          • scuttlebutt56

            If you wrote in English instead of verbose you would be easier to understand.

          • scuttlebutt56

            I was saying “what” as in what did he do?

          • scuttlebutt56

            And don’t talk down to me.

          • Richard Chiu

            Unfortunately, there is no way I can possibly say anything honest or intelligible to you without implicitly indicating that you are beneath me.

          • scuttlebutt56

            LOL I guess you would have to come up with something honest or intelligible.

          • Richard Chiu

            I meant intelligible to people of normal intelligence, not intelligible to yourself.

          • scuttlebutt56

            Let me know when you have something of value to say.

          • scuttlebutt56

            Peaceful Streets is a non Partisan organization and some people involved are leftists and they bring in their connections. What you are doing is declaring Antonio guilty by association. Cops abuse all sorts of people, to be partisan would be stupid.

          • Richard Chiu

            I’m simply pointing out that the association Cantwell notes is both true, relevant, and reflective of Buehler’s explicit choice. It is not the much less significant association which we all have with Soros by happening to be stuck on the same damned planet in the same damned century.

            My view is not that “Antonio”, as you so familiarly refer to him, is ‘guilty’, only that Buehler’s actions are better explained by involvement with the notable Soros agenda of playing up ‘police accountability’ and ‘anti-government’ activists as being criminal loons than by any sincere concern with calling public attention to the massive and growing problem of tyranny and its agents.

          • scuttlebutt56

            Antonio is his name, I call everyone by their first names. So you said Antonio did something illegal but your view is that Antonio is not guilty. You don’t like the idea that he “might” be aligned with Soros through echoing green. He has never been convicted of any crime, he has been very successful with Peaceful Streets. It sounds like your anger toward him is a more personal problem.

          • Richard Chiu

            I don’t have any anger towards Buehler. I actually have positive feelings about him because of ‘his’ website (the fact that it is not really his website doesn’t significantly change the effect it has on my affect toward him).

            I don’t need to have any feelings about him one way or the other to accept the evidence that his activities are more consistent with a known Soros agenda than with sincere efforts to limit the expansion of government and the police state. This is all the more true because it is obvious that much of what Buehler himself advocates cannot be accomplished except by dramatic expansion of police authority.

  • jackobean

    Too bad your argument(s) w/ Buehler over your “rape joke” commentary have muddied your thinking. The police clearly close the distance on BUEHLER only. Others are recording, standing around, but they approach him. The Sgt can clearly be heard saying AFTER he approached and stood next to Buehler, “now I’m going to warn you one more time!” at which time Buehler stepped back and Sarg closed distance again, and proceeded to immediately arrest him. It was a set-up. Buehler may be loud, he may not back down to unConstitutional / illegal acts by police – but that’s why he’s a hero and you are not. Get your head on straight.

  • Richard Chiu

    “Holding police accountable requires activists who maintain some level of integrity…. Buehler fails at this miserably, and this manufactured conflict is only the latest of examples.”

    I would tend to argue that this failure is completely intentional. Soros is notorious for funding “police accountability” and “anti-government” organizations which seem to exist for the sole purpose of making most people think that the police are the only thing standing between them and mobs of raving SJW’s determined to take their lives, property, or perhaps their anal virginity.

    This video doesn’t seem like a particularly egregious example, but it still stinks of ‘false flag’. That said, I know that my personal history seems like a contrivance to many who don’t know me well. And I think that the Antonio Buehler site is funny even if he doesn’t, so I have overall positive feelings about him (I realize this may not be the intent of that site, but it’s like ISIS-chan…who is a bit like Hinomoto Oniko, except that Oniko was apparently intended to make people feel like Japanese devils weren’t all bad).

  • scuttlebutt56

    I have been following Antonio from the beginning and he is not afraid to step up and confront criminal cops when they try to bully him, most activists will run in fear. I think, Chris, you may be a tad bit jealous of Antonios bravery. I think you need to grow up, grow a pair and carve your own path instead of riding Antonio’s coattails.

  • This is my problem with Ian Freeman. Years ago he accepted these leftists with open arms and now they have taken over. Walking vomit like Stephanie Murphy who try to persuade people to commit to an unnatural ideology.

    • scuttlebutt56

      That’s Freeman’s fault for being weak.

  • KristenKealapono

    The cop approached Antonio Buehler, not the other way around. Someone may need to get a brain scan or something if they aren’t able to tell the difference between a person approaching a camera and a camera approaching a person.