When a New Mexico girl saw her father being apprehended by police, she whipped out her cell phone to record the “wrongful arrest.” Then, she released the footage on Facebook in a shameless bid to smear the law enforcement officers who risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe. However, New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas has since released something of his own, and you’re going to love it.
According to Blue Lives Matter, when a girl posted the video of her father’s arrest on Facebook, she intended to generate outrage over the way that police had treated him. Her plan backfired, though, when Chief Kassetas released something else: the indisputable facts of the case, which makes it clear as day that the officers were in the right.
The incident unfolded on Thursday, July 13, when state police were called to the home of Manuel Cordova after receiving reports that a stolen trailer was located there. Upon arrival, the two officers, who were not identified, saw the trailer and confirmed, through a national database, that it was, in fact, stolen.
That’s not all, though. The police also spied another vehicle which had drugs and paraphernalia in plain view. That’s two strikes right off the bat, but the third would come just moments later when Manuel Cordova arrived home to find his son, Ronald Cordova, being arrested at the scene in connection with the stolen vehicle.
Manuel parked his truck so that it was blocking the stolen trailer and asked the officers why they were in his yard. They explained that they were there for the stolen trailer, and Manuel aggressively asked how they knew it was “f***ing stolen.”
Of course, anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that all police officers have access to an extensive database which can tell them within seconds if a vehicle is stolen, which is precisely how they knew that the trailer on Manuel’s property did not belong to him or his son. Apparently, Manuel’s a bit intellectually challenged.
He proceeded to threaten the cops, saying, “That’s why you guys get popped,” when they told him to move his truck or it would be towed. Then, the confrontation turned physical, and Manuel kneed one officer in the groin, which conveniently happened out of view of the video.
Manuel was then taken to the ground, as one might expect to be after attacking a police officer, but still, his family apparently thought they had grounds to play the victim. While Manuel was being taken into custody, his family members surrounded both officers. One of the officers had to draw his weapon to keep the increasingly hostile family from attacking them. Although the view on the video is limited and the family members are not visible, a female voice can be heard saying, “F*** you, pigs.”
“Reality is, my officers were verbally attacked, physically attacked, and there was no reason for it,” Chief Kassetas told KRQE. Indeed, it seems that entitled liberals don’t need a legitimate reason to attack hard-working law enforcement officers, and if they don’t happen to have one, they’ll simply fabricate a story to try to make themselves look like victims.
It is abundantly clear that the officers had every right to arrest Ronald and Manuel Cordova. In fact, the men could face any number of charges related to the stolen vehicle, the drugs and paraphernalia, resisting arrest, the threats Manuel made on the officers’ lives, and the list goes on and on. The Cordova family better hope they don’t need to call 911 anytime soon because it is unlikely their local police officers will be very keen on offering them assistance after seeing how they treated these cops.