Monday, July 02, 2018

"They Better Just Take It Easy"

Ah, civility. A Huntsville, Alabama television station reported Saturday

Protesters at the "Families Belong Together" rally at Big Spring Park got a scare when a man brought out a gun.

The protestors were speaking out against recent events occurring at the U.S. and Mexico border.

During a prayer led by a Huntsville pastor, witnesses said Shane Ryan Sealy, a former Grissom High School teacher, began to violently, yell and threaten the rally's attendees.

A spokesperson with Huntsville City Schools said Sealy is no longer a teacher with the school system.

Sealy then pulled out a gun.

 At first he was just heckling, he had a sign, you know, 'deport everyone.' It wasn't an emergency at that point. But when he pulled out the gun things escalated really quickly," said Heather Resendez, co-organizer of the event.

Attendees fell to the ground in fear for their lives.

"Somebody yelled 'Gun!' I saw the gun, him holding the gun. I started screaming for people to get down," said Ava Caldwell, another co-organizer of the event.

"I saw him pull it out. He said 'I will shoot everybody here' so me and my people who were sitting the gazebo so we ran and laid down the in grass right here and we were yelling at people to get down, cause a lot of people over here didn't see this person, they didn't see he had a weapon," said Resendez.

"I got down on my face on the other side of the gazebo right here and just cried, I was so in shock," said Caldwell.

Sealy was arrested and transported to the county jail while the rally continued.

In an interview the following morning with Maria Bartiromo of Trump TV, the President warned

I hope the other side realizes that they better just take it easy. They better just take it easy b/c some of the language used, some of the words used, even some of the radical ideas I really think they are very bad for the country.

I hope the other side realizes that they better just take it easy. Nearly everyone from the same part of the country, of the same generation, and of the same gender as Donald Trump will recognize that as less friendly advice than warning. A fellow with extensive experience working with La Cosa Nostra learned not to be explicit with threats.

The President has stated in recent days that he "probably won't" ask the Supreme Court aspirants he interviews whether they support overturning Roe v. Wade.  But he has made it clear that anyone he selects will want to overturn the 1973 ruling.

Four days before the last presidential election, Bill Maher worried about complacence toward Trump.  He recalled that many people, unlike himself, thought Trump would not run for President, let alone win primaries and be nominated. In a few days, he maintained on 11/4/16, Trump might be elected President and

like I said- this a slow-moving, right-wing coup that we are witnessing when the FBI is politicized to this degree, working with Russia, hacking one side. This is a coup and this could f _ _ _ _ _ _ happen in this country.

Shane Ryan Sealy didn't need to wait to hear the President on the following day to threaten his critics. But perhaps he believed the President has back. Like Bill Maher, who since has repeated his fear of a "slow-moving coup," the Huntsville gunmanTh probably has an inkling of what this President has in mind for our nation.

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