Really? Firefighter ends up in handcuffs after responding to serious car accident

Yesterday, Glenn shared the story of an Iowa family whose home was raided by police after being suspected of credit card fraud. While the police did have a warrant to search the home for stolen goods, nothing was found and surveillance video shows the police used force entry to enter the home. The incident has led many to question if such extreme police action was necessary. On radio this morning, Glenn discussed another bizarre story, this time out of California, involving a firefighter being handcuffed after responding to a serious car accident.

“Number one story on The Blaze today, and it is causing quite honestly some tension here in the studio,” Glenn said. “The story is about this firefighter that parked his fire truck at the scene of a really nasty accident.”

TheBlaze reports:

While responding to a Tuesday night rollover accident in Chula Vista, Calif., a police officer and firefighter got into a dispute over where the fire engine should park. It ended with the uniformed firefighter in handcuffs.

The California Highway Patrol officer reportedly ordered the firefighter, identified as Jacob Gregoir, to move the fire engine off the center divide or he would be arrested. As he worked the scene and checked the overturned car for more victims, he reportedly told the unidentified officer that he would have to check with his captain.

That’s when the officer decided to detain the firefighter instead.

According to UT San Diego, Gregoir — a fire service veteran of more than 12 years — parked the truck behind an ambulance to provide protection to the emergency responders from oncoming traffic. This is apparently a standard safety procedure fire crews are taught.

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The firefighter was reportedly put in the back of a CHP cruiser and detained for about half an hour before being released.

While Glenn feared this story was yet another example of growing police authority, Pat and Stu were less sure.

“I have a real problem with this,” Glenn said. “I think this is yet another sign our police are going dark.”

“It's too general a statement,” Pat interjected. “It's just way too general a statement.”

“You keep looking for these stories,” Stu added. “Well, in any group of 794,000, you are going to have some officers that are dark. Of course you are correct. We are looking at individual incidents. I think when you talk about the militarization, there's a larger issue at play there I think you can talk about.”

Stu warned of the dangers of generalizing all police officers as bad or all police officers as good. Look no further than the antics of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson when it comes to police relations in the black community to see the problems that arise from oversimplifying a particular incident.

“I know well enough to know you aren't saying cops are bad, but it's the same type of case made a career out of by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson,” Stu said. “People get in this sort of generalization mode.”

Glenn was willing to concede that with the good comes the bad, but he was unwilling to relent on his belief the pattern is not trending in a positive direction.

“We've always had good cops and bad cops,” Glenn said. “I always said all cops aren't good. Out of that pool, you are going to have bad people. So not everybody is good, but the general direction of our cops is good, and still is good, always has been good… but you are also seeing the militarization of our police force.”

“What changed in the American people's psyche was at the Boston bombing when we saw, ‘Everyone stay in your house.’ And then the SWAT teams and the armored vehicles [rolled through],” he continued. “You have all of these small towns, big towns getting these military vehicles… Do you know you can buy a military helicopter for some of these towns for like $60,000… So you combine the cops overstepping the Constitution and their bounds… [with] the militarization of our police force and you have a very bad combination. How does that end?”

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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