I owe some commentor a hat tip for this link to the Detroit News:
Two men were arrested Sunday after allegedly walking into the Dearborn Police Department wearing tactical vests and armed with cameras, an AP-14 and handgun.
Video shot by one of the men shows a brief but tense standoff…
Dearborn police were called Sunday afternoon to the shopping district near Ford and Southfield to investigate a report of “two suspicious men in a vehicle wearing tactical vests and masks,” officials said in a statement Monday.
The men left the area before officers arrived, but a police sergeant later spotted their vehicle in a park around three miles away. He conducted a brief traffic stop and did not see any visible weapons.
After being released, the suspects went to the police station to “make a complaint,” according to video posted online.
“So we’re here, outside the Dearborn Police station. We’re going to go in and make a complaint because we were illegally pulled over about an hour ago,” said a man identified by police as a 24 year old resident of Leonard, Mich. “We felt a little afraid for our lives when we were pulled over, so we figured we better protect ourselves.”
The man, his face hidden in a mask and his eyes behind sunglasses, held his camera out to reveal a large rifle strapped to his chest. Accompanying him was a 40 year old Jackson, Mich. resident who was unarmed but also clad in a tactical vest with cameras rolling.
Police have not named either suspect. They are free Monday on $1,500 bonds, but officials did not disclose their charges…
… because ‘being a godsdamned menace to yourselves and everyone around you’ is not in the criminal codes, worse luck.
Yes, as you may recall, Dearborn was (as of the 2000 census) almost 30% Arab-American and the site of North America’s largest mosque. Jackson, on the other hand… houses the state prison, which used to be the single major employer in the region. Twenty-odd years ago (when I was still a Michigander) the local welcome-to-Jackson signs changed their message from “You may never leave!” to “We like it here,” for some reason.
The nimrods in question seem to be open-carry advocates hoping to spread their message. Anyone wanna bet things might’ve gone a bit differently if a couple swarthy-complected fellas decided to walk into the Jackson police headquarters, waving their penis extenders?
And no I do *not* think it is a coincidence that the President-Asterisk’s minions just removed white nationalists from the official terrorism watch list…
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) February 6, 2017
Trump is right about media underreporting a particular terror attack
I bet there's a pattern btw white supremacists terror + underreporting https://t.co/UCaLzZr3tv
— Anthony De Rosa (@Anthony) February 6, 2017
The Trump administration has said it won't count white supremacist murder sprees as terrorism and their list just proved that.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 7, 2017