As if the Texas Department of Public Safety haven’t has enough bad publicity lately, what with roadside strip searches, yesterday they arrested Santa Claus in front of the State Capitol with children watching.
Santa was committing the heinous crime of giving chalk to children to write their wishes for the holidays on the sidewalk in front of the capitol. The children wrote horrible words like Peace, Love, Community, Harmony, and there were absolutely no dirty words because, dammit, Santa was watching. However, these words are known to be against the peace and dignity of the State of Texas.
Along come the Troopers and cuff an obviously dangerous, and completely distraught, Santa in full view of children and their parents. Several people taped the event, but those that did got their picture taken by the Troopers. I suspect that since Troopers have no honor left, intimidation and guns is all they have.
The Troopers told the crowd that Santa was being arrested for chalking the sidewalk. When the crowd explained that Santa didn’t chalk- the children did, they decided to arrest him for resisting arrest. There’s a video of that, too.
They end up with 6 Troopers, 2 patrol cars, and two Troopers in full riot gear to take Santa to the pokey.
As one man says at the end, “This is messed up, Dude.”