In the movie "The Hunt For Red October", there's a scene were an American and Soviet aircraft have bumped into one another and the damaged American Tomcat is attempting to land on the carrier. It doesn't make it, and crashes on the flight deck.
The Admiral (Fred Thompson) rushes up to the flight deck and says to Jack Ryan:
"This business will get out of control, it will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it."
It's crap like this that's going to be the next spark:
Now, I'm not exactly sure what I would have done in this situation, but I sure as hell, would have been cuffed and stuffed for going batshitfarking crazy.
Deny me my 1st Amendment Rights under color of law ?
Game On !!! Go Ahead, Tase Me Bro !!!!
If the Congressman condones or ordered this, he needs to resign NOW. The cop needs to be fired. If he can't respect the basic fundamental 1st Amendment Rights of the people, he needs to go and the rest of that department needs to be re-trained on the fundamental rights and protections that EVERY citizen has in this country.