When Everything is Illegal Police Can do Whatever they Want

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on December 21, 2020

The recent footage out of Calgary of the two female police officers arresting a man playing hockey has highlighted how the lockdown orders and regulations have become so strict to the point that police can justify doing nearly anything.

This isn’t to say this is exactly the police’s fault but more of a legal problem because police officers are expected to perform a certain amount of interactions and often have quotas for tickets handed out. If you make it extremely easy to hand tickets out it shouldn’t be a surprise when many officers take advantage of it.

Now because everything seems to be illegal in places like Alberta, a police officer merely just has to observe someone in public for ten minutes and likely can find something they can be ticketed over, and arrested if the person resists. 

People are being pulled over a ticket for riding in a motor vehicle with someone not from their household despite people who live close can have two close contacts, which raises the question of why we cannot ride in a car with someone who doesn’t live with us but can go grocery shopping around dozens of other people? 

If an officer walked into a grocery store they could write-up probably half the store for improper use of masks or not socially distancing.

All around the world people are also being fined and arrested for attending anti-lockdown/anti-mask events seemingly unfazed by the free speech implications of picking and choosing what behaviour at what time is allowed to be considered actual free speech. 

A few months back, even a pregnant mother in Australia was arrested for merely having organized an anti-lockdown event. 

With the young man in Calgary getting violently brought down on the ice, for refusing to identify himself when he was going to be ticketed for playing hockey with some friends, it has become quite clear that the government has made laws so strict police can seemingly get away with anything. 

Not only were the two female officers needlessly escalating the situation with someone who likely could have just had his photo taken for identification later, but they were overtly assaulting him by kicking him and trying to buckle his knees to perform an arrest out-of-line with the lockdown law violation.

The Calgary police in the aftermath of that situation defended their actions citing that the law said they have to enforce lockdown and gathering orders.

At the end of the day it’s up to a police officers’ own discretion whether or not they will enforce a law violation that they see, and when everyone who leaves their homes likely has committed multiple violations without even knowing it, then the police can target anyone they want for whatever they want as everyone has technically done something wrong. 

We are essentially finding ourselves living in a world summed up best by the head of the Soviet Cheka/KGB Lavrentiy Beria in his infamous quote “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime,” and very likely the current state of affairs cannot be sustained for much longer without regular people beginning to resent and distrust the police.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

One response to “When Everything is Illegal Police Can do Whatever they Want”

  1. MC Bellecourt says:

    The whole idea of this "plandemic" is to turn people against each other. Police against citizens. Black against white. Native against white. Firearm owners against non-firearm owners. Family members against family members. The fearful against those who govern their lives by common sense. And this god-forsaken country is way too full of people who think that it’s their god given mission to tell other people what to do, what to wear, what to say, and who they can have in their bought-and-paid-for homes because they are so paranoid and fearful about a nothingburger cold bug. I hope by some miracle that President Trump can prevail, because if he does, this crap will end, one way or another, and the woke will get theirs. Couldn’t happen too soon, because the so-called "woke" ARE the disease.