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Bongino: ‘200-Plus Years of Liberty & Freedom Flushed Down Toilet Almost Overnight’ by Coronavirus Crackdown

By Craig Bannister | April 13, 2020 | 12:04pm EDT
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“Civil disobedience is about to make a bold comeback” if Americans continue to be robbed of their liberty and freedom by government’s coronavirus crackdown, conservative commentator and former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino says.

Americans’ freedoms are being “flushed down the toilet,” Bongino warned Saturday in a Twitter post:

“200-plus years of liberty & freedom are being flushed down the toilet almost overnight. Civil disobedience is about to make a bold comeback if something doesn’t change, STAT.”

Bongino’s post links to a story of local officials removing a basketball hoop to stop a 12 year-old girl from shooting baskets all by herself in a small mountain suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow reports:

“A 12-year-old girl was playing basketball alone on a court near her family’s home when city officials arrived and removed the hoop as part of “social distancing” enforcement.

“The girl’s mother, Laura Vandercook, wrote about the episode at The Federalist (where I also have a byline). She said her family lives on “a small mountain in a suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas,” which butts up against a city green space that includes a small basketball court, a court she said is “fairly ignored.”

Vandercook’s daughter is not alone. As ABC News reports, a former police officer was recently arrested in front of his six year-old daughter for playing catch with her in a secluded area of a Colorado park:

“In an incident caught on video, a former Colorado State Patrol trooper said he was handcuffed in front of his 6-year old daughter on a near-empty softball field Sunday by Brighton police officers enforcing social distancing rules. The department apologized Tuesday afternoon, calling the incident an "overreach by our police officers."

“Matt Mooney, 33, told ABC News he walked with his wife and daughter from their home to a nearby park Sunday to play softball.

“‘We're just having a good time, not near anybody else. The next closest person is at least 15 feet away from me and my daughter at this point,’ Mooney told ABC News.”

After the incident drew national media coverage, the Brighton Police Department apologized for the “overreach by our police officers,” Newsweek reports.

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