Reza a 'Real Clown'

RECEIVED Fri., March 8, 2013

Dear Editor,
    Austin Police Officer Rick Reza in last week’s Chronicle [“APD Occupies 'Occupy': A Half-Dozen Infiltrators?,” News, March 1] sure looks like a goofy kind of dorky dildo, doesn’t he? A real clown is this one, along with the others who infiltrated the Occupy Austin children so they could bust their puny inconsequential sit-in blockade in Houston, for felonies no less. A real efficient use of scarce law enforcement resources this was not.
    I mean, it’s not like these anarchists did anything like firebomb the Governor’s Mansion, or threaten to do the same to Brave New Books, or try to start riots against mainstream citizens peacefully and lawfully trying to petition elected officials to restrict illegal immigration at the Capitol, which required a whole company of DPS equipped with automatic weapons to protect the public against the anarchists. Or anything like posing a threat to the civil and human rights of specific individuals, bringing in the FBI to add even more to the surveillance of the Austin so-called “progressive” community. Or that these children could come even remotely close to causing the disruptions caused by the various Occupy movements on the left coast?
    I considerably dislike what the APD did in this case, but bear in mind that law enforcement officers everywhere must all nurture a special place of hatred in their hearts for the ones in the Austin affinity group that were going to firebomb the cops and burn them alive up in St. Paul during the 2008 Republican stupid party convention. Maybe the dorky dildo clowns in the APD do not see any difference among the various anarchist factions; then again, maybe they do, but just consider them all to be a general pain-in-the-ass threat to the public safety, rightly or wrongly.
    But what is the Austin left doing to educate the public about this? What I have seen is would-be cop burner Brad Crowder held up as some kind of victim, even hero, while Brandon Darby is excoriated by them.
    What the public sees is the firebomb. Right on, cool revolutionary, eh, mon?
Steve Mason
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