Videos Emerge of Gestapo Election Fraud Arrests of DeSantis: “Why Now? Why me?’
The first video shows Tampa resident Tony Patterson being arrested by two officers outside his home. He is completely blown away by the idea that he really is being arrested. The police officer, clearly uncomfortable being the bearer of fascism in this case, tries to offer an olive branch saying that Patterson’s connection has been “pretty reduced”, and therefore the of them the charges Patterson faces will only amount to $1,000 bail. Patterson puts his hand to his face, frequently saying, “Oh my God, man.” He’s not screaming, he’s not even angry. What you see is a man who is bewildered by the depth of injustice, inhumanity and madness of what is happening around him and around him.
As Patterson puts his hands behind his back to be handcuffed, he asks, “Why are they doing this to me? I haven’t done anything to anyone.” As they accompany Patterson to one of the officer’s vehicles – a long walk, mind you, across two lawns in the middle of the day – Patterson is informed that he will be searched against the vehicle once they get there, and he replies, “What’s wrong with this condition? The answer to that question is broad, but if you wanted to boil it down to a few words that could capture some of the moral decadence involved in what’s happening to Patterson here, that answer would be “Ron DeSantis.”
The next person is Romona Oliver, 55. Oliver gets in his car, in his driveway, to go to work. It is not yet 7 a.m. when Florida police approach her and inform her that they are arresting her. His car is running and the driver’s side door is open. She is stunned, saying, “Oh my God,” repeatedly as officers stop her in her driveway and tell her apologetically that she will be released right after being booked at the station. “I know you’re caught off guard but unfortunately that’s how it works.” The officer tries to be nice but it’s not “unfortunate”, it’s exactly how it’s supposed to “work”.
According to Tampa Bay WeatherOlivier “registered to vote at the Department of Highway and Motor Vehicle Safety on February 14, 2020.”
After brief eligibility checks by the State Department — which reports to DeSantis and is responsible for cleaning up lists of ineligible voters — she received a voter ID card each time.
Oliver wasn’t pulled from the roles until March 30 of this year, more than two years later.
Please note at the start of the video that after the female officer asks Romona Oliver if she was just married (she did) and then informs Oliver that she is being arrested on a voter fraud warrant , Oliver tries – politely and frazzled – to go and tell her husband what’s going on. It’s heartbreaking.
Then there’s Nathan Hart, 49, who, after being handcuffed and while being searched and having his keys and the like taken out, very calmly, explains that the guy at the “driver’s license place” convinced him to enroll after explaining that he had a felony conviction. “He says, ‘Well, are you still on probation? ! One of the officers says it looks like a good defense against the charges.
But the most telling moment is back with Patterson as he sits in the back of the police cruiser, handcuffed. Patterson laments having listened to his brother, who convinced him to vote. “Why would you let me vote? »
The officer responds, “’I’m not sure, mate. I do not know.”
Patterson continues: “So why now? It happened years ago. Why now? Why me?”
The video skips a bit later as the police officer tells the dispatcher over the radio that he is working on whatever needs to be done before taking Patterson to jail. You can hear the dispatcher asking questions about the case he is working on. The officer responds “psssst” and then says, “I’ve never seen these charges before in my entire life. »
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