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‘Sadistic Guard’ Story Hints at Why Rights Enforcement Has Never Been More Needed

‘Sadistic Guard’ Story Hints at Why Rights Enforcement Has Never Been More Needed
Who believes it will forever be impossible for such enforcers to exist in America? Who thinks there aren’t armed government enforcers here now who would do the same if so ordered? (Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – Photo from Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler from May 1943. The original German caption reads: “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs.”)

“A sadistic prison officer who has cost New York State $877,637 in legal payouts over assault and sex harassment allegations is now under investigation over accusations he waterboarded two inmates and brutally beat them in their genitals,” The New York Daily News is reporting. “Lt. Troy Mitchell, with the help of other guards, is accused of pouring buckets of water over the mouths and noses of two shackled inmates at the Auburn Correctional Facility in separate incidents. He is also accused of grabbing and twisting their genitals and then punching and whacking their groins with a baton.”

So much for prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment.” But you kind of get the feeling the Constitution isn’t the first thing on these guys’ minds, even if they did swear an oath to it when they accepted the badge.

I have to include a couple qualifiers here, the first being I’ve always found the Daily News to be a subversive, citizen disarmament-promoting birdcage liner, and to caution that the accused are owed full due process no matter what they’ve allegedly done. That said, what with verified reports of NYPD sodomizing a victim with a broomstick or reports of Baltimore “gun cops” planting weapons and robbing / drug dealing “with impunity,” it’s not hard to find verifiable examples of extreme criminality in “law enforcement” that should alert us to another potential.

In some departments, corruption and/or complicit silence about it is so widespread as to make the “few bad apples” disclaimer suspect. And with such as these, who thinks state-sanctioned terror squads on U.S. soil are a now-and-forever impossibility?

There are still plenty of citizens who don’t “get it” and who ridicule fears that brutal tyranny could ever happen in America as paranoid ravings of the “tinfoil hat” crowd. That’s especially true when it comes to reminding them of past genocides enabled greatly by citizen disarmament.

Some relevant questions come to mind:

By what suspension of reality, by what denial of the observable and the probable, by what art, device or magic are we sheltered few immune from catastrophe? Are we certain, from our brief and privileged vantage point, that such things will never affect us personally? Is it not just plain stupid to proclaim that our familiar way of life will forever be the norm, when everything that has gone before us shows we are, instead, the extremely lucky beneficiaries of a rare and fortunate convergence of circumstances; and one, by the way, that has only been preserved under force of arms?

Of course tyranny :can happen here,” and there will be oath-breakers that are not only willing to enforce it, but who will embrace and revel in their presumed unchallengeable power to do so. And since we know those enforcers will come from the ranks of “civil authority,” it’s critical that Oath Keepers within those ranks do what you can — when you can — to share the truths about the Constitution with your peers now, while peaceable means of redress yet exist. They need to know that not only are rights infringements unacceptable, so too is not opposing those they see abusing authority.

Powers are delegated in the Constitution to effect the “mission statements” articulated in the Preamble, including “to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” The Bill of Rights was appended to “the supreme Law of the Land” to ensure that grand goal would be attainable.

The term “law enforcement” is ubiquitous.  Rights enforcement is less so, both in terms of usage and in real world application. That needs to change and the ranks of rights enforcers needs to grow.

There are plenty of tools to help make that happen right here on this website. What’s needed is for each of us to pick them up and use them. Regularly.

It would be especially helpful to see comments about recruitment efforts that have proven successful so that they canbe used as templates to build on, and also to hear stories about attempts that have been met with official resistance and intimidation. If appropriate, it may be prudent to flesh out specific details and name names in private conversations with Oath Keepers leadership to develop a plan to deal with that, and to see what can be done to safeguard against retaliatory actions and other official discouragements.


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David Codrea’s opinions are his own. See “Who speaks for Oath Keepers?”



David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.



  1. Of course tyranny has us by our throats. Remember Oswald? President Wilson? Prohibition? Inventing FBI? Militarzed policing? IRS? BLM? Judges?

    1. Yes , I remember. In my opinion we have passed the point where there is a peaceful resolution to the restoration of freedom, law and justice in this nation.

      1. Zarus; Sadly I feel you are so right….it is like an under rumbling that is constant now with more and more happening on the surface. It is scary that we bagan so well to come to the place we have now in America and the world. HOW can here be so many that have turned against faith, liberty, rights, morals, truth and the Constitution? When all is made clear to the people and the Lefters take more and more away, it will be so bad….because most tend to think nothing can really happen to us. Which is NOT TRUE: IT CAN!! At some point it will. Whatever the illis; One World Order, Democrats, Dark Authority or militia making of the police or another evil…they’re out there and not all that far away. They are all around us and that is why it is imperative that we have solid kinship with those we know are NOT evil, ARE strong and believe in the Constitution and this country, as founded!!! WE CANNOT TELL BY LOOKING WHOM IS WHO! American patriots that WILL stand up and protect our own will be the ones to know and to be protective of each other. I already see how hard it is to talk to some people who are so into this other way of thinking about everything; …the politically correct crowd…the diversity crew and those that never seem to have ever known much about our history, heritage and founding or care! They think it is old fashioned and outdated, when it is just as relative today as it was 200+ years ago!….It is hard to remain strong and hopeful, but we MUST!

  2. Tyranny is already here (and BEEN HERE) in communist N.Y. State. We have a “governor” that believes he is a “king”, and “representatives” that think they are “supreme commanders” of all N.Y. residents Making up unconstitutional “laws” and shoving them through, (usually in the dead of night).. The CONSTITUTION is ignored and stomped on at will to serve their “political agenda”.

  3. Amendment II
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    It’s “We the People” who formed our government, and the government remains under OUR control. Their ceaseless snubbing of the Constitution and rampant corruption is OUR fault. Until “We the People” act to REIGN the government IN, their tyranny is OUR burden to bear.

    Had enough yet?

    Sic Semper Tyrannis

  4. I tried to reply to a couple of comments but they were not printed so? I try on my own. We, the People ar ethe oens that will save this nation and it is the PEOPLE that are patriots, not the peoel who have slipped into the dark side not blieving in who or what we are and wanting what th eOne World Order wants…the end to personal anything and the build up of the Reign of the Top. Call it communism, socialism, Left ism, or whatever ism, it is evil and has been deep in the core of humanity always. These are the days of good versus evil and it is only truthfully going to get worse. That is why it is vital that we ban together to form a group that can make a difference. Have it nationwide that can become effective fast and on call to help our patriots allover is vital.
    It is impossible to know or believe that all larger groups are against us and the country but how can we honestly know? There are those that embrace the One World Order, communism and
    the politically correct diversity claptrap that is trying hard to splinter all that is good, right and decent about our nation. Already most of what we have shared with the rest of the world is being chipped out of their countries and WE are the two headed monsters even though we have shared all innovations and out wealth with them for a very long time. Not to mention also, the fact that we have stood with them against enemies to help them have freedom too…for what now? It seems it’s all turned against us; America and freedom, which is appalling! We have to be concerned for OUR OWN now and build up what can help many when it all comes down around our ears….we must be the true patriots of the nation and seek those who are too to make us a
    helping strong hand for all together that love this nation, freedom, have faith and will stand for it all no matter what. It takes a lot to build up in knowledge, skills, leaders[ and what to do……BUT

    1. Try this out:

      “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” ~ Karl Rove


      “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side.’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'” ~ Adolf Hitler

      Now, take a GOOD LOOK around you. How many people do you see, and/or know, relishing liberty as enjoyed by their grandparents, and all their grandparents before them?

      Americans have been backing down, or surrendering, since the war for independence. Americans will get their liberty back one way, and one way only… but Americans don’t have the balls.

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