Apparently, cops in Florida now consider it a crime for “an unarmed person on his private property … to fight a fire” threatening to consume his home and endanger his family. And they will Taser him when he soaks his fence with a “skinny gray garden hose” in an effort to slow the conflagration's spread.
Dan Jensen, 42, of Pinellas Park, FL, tried to protect his yard when his neighbor’s house caught fire. Accordingly, he sprayed his own fence with water while waiting for the city’s slow-as-molasses firefighters. The bullies we call cops arrived before their fellow leeches and ordered Mr. Jensen to stop spritzing his fence — why, I have no idea. Actually, let me rephrase that, because I do know their reason, I just don't know what excuse they'll offer that can hold water, so to speak (for sure, the one they've given the press doesn't: "Police said ... he put himself and officers in danger when he refused to back down from fighting the fire"). These sadists were testing the serf's loyalty, commanding him to obey despite the immense risk to his home and family. And the outnumbered, outgunned Mr. Jensen complied, only to grow increasingly “impatient and irate” as the city’s firemen continued to dawdle. When he picked up the hose again, the thugs Tasered him.
"’That's my home,’ Jensen said …, his voice breaking. ‘That's my family.’"
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…