Big Journalism reports that calls received by Montgomery County Police Department regarding a protest by SEIU members at the home of Bank of America exec Greg Baer were responded to immediately. Four MCPD police vehicles arrived at Baer's home where they found Washington's Civil Disturbance Unit already present on the scene. MCPD had not been notified the Civil Disturbance Unit escorted the busloads of protestors to the private home of the Bank of America executive:
So, let’s sum this up: A caravan of SEIU buses receive a Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Department escort to a private home in Maryland where the protesters, from all appearances, violate Montgomery County law by engaging in a stationary protest. The Montgomery County police were not informed by their cross-jurisdictional colleagues of the impending, unusually large protest pending in their jurisdiction.Imagine that, SEIU protesters getting a police escort to the home of a private citizen in the same week the financial regulation legislation is up for cloture vote in the Senate. What a coincidence. Meanwhile the protesters have all the protection while private citizens are treated like criminals. This is wrong on so many levels.
What’s up with that? Had the mob decided to torch the house, the D.C. police would not have been authorized to intervene. Not their jurisdiction. They’re just escorts. Meanwhile, a teenage boy is home alone, frightened by what’s happening outside his front door.