Yesterday TTAG published an article talking about Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo attacking Republicans (and the NRA) after a HPD officer was shot and killed during a domestic violence call, often the the most dangerous calls police officers deal with. The attack would have been shocking…if it had come from someone else. But Acevedo’s made a career of injecting politics into his job.
Houston’s police union, in a letter to its members, expressed their disgust at Acevedo’s politicization of the shooting.
By now you have heard Chief Art Acevedo engage in a 5-minute rant on gun control outside the funeral home where fallen Sgt Chris Brewster was taken. The fact that Chief Acevedo chose that moment to make a political statement on guns, is nothing short of offensive and inappropriate. There is a time and place for every discussion and this was neither the time nor the place.
But this isn’t about the political attack. This is about Chief Acevedo’s connection to Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun political machine. Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
It’s no coincidence that Shannon Watts endorses him, as Chief Acevedo was one of the first members of the Everytown Advisory Board back when he was chief of the Austin Police Department.
Don’t forget this as well (when he was in Austin).
Also note that the current mayor of Houston is part of Bloomberg’s Everytown via Mayors Against Illegal Guns (from February of 2019).
Mayor Turner is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of mayors across the country advocating for life-saving gun safety reforms and part of Everytown for Gun Safety.
Further, Everytown is also listed as a Trump resistance organization, so it’s no wonder that the Chief used the tragic death of one of his officers over the weekend as the basis for a partisan attack on his political opponents.
Also, it goes without saying that the Chief has no problem testifying before Congress to push the Everytown agenda.
Why is “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School” highlighted as well? Remember March For Our Lives (think David Hogg and friends)? Well, Chief Acevedo is with them as well.
March For Our Lives was hijacked almost immediately after it formed after the 2/14/18 shooting and used by Democrat operatives in order to push gun control as a wedge issue in the the 2018 midterm elections.
In fact, the group staged an entire summer tour for that purpose (which in reality was just to elect more anti-gun Democrats). Take a look at those links and see how dirty March For Our Lives and their allies are. It’s fitting that a political hack like Chief Acevedo would be allied with them. Heck, he even loves getting into immature twitter battles with the NRA!
When you use the death of one of your own officers in order to blame your political opponents in Washington D.C. rather than the recidivist scumbag who pulled the trigger, you’ve already lost the argument and any remaining credibility.
Shame on you, Chief Acevedo, for using the fallen officer’s death to push your (and Michael Bloomberg’s) partisan political agenda.
One question though, Chief: what’s your (or Everytown’s) statement on your department lying in order to get a bogus warrant to raid the house of a couple and shoot them dead? Are you still trying to find fault with Republicans or the NRA on that?
One final note. In the same link at the beginning of the article (this one), the Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund is mentioned:
Today, Everytown’s charitable affiliate, the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, released the first video in a series called “Scenes from Everytown: Stop the Violence.” The first video illustrating the dangers of child gun access can be viewed here.
That fund is listed as a 501(c)3, in which the IRS lists as not being allowed to conduct any major lobbying activity. Seems they like find a way to do it anyway, though . . .
Art ASSevado !
Bought & paid for like the whore he is.
He did take his king’s shilling. And probably a very generous post-retirement consultancy.
While he was in Austin, he presided over a police department that didn’t even require new officers to have a High School diploma. All they had to have done is “attend” a High School which basically meant that an Austin cop could have been a 9th grade dropout with corresponding limited reading and cognitive skills. This was done in the interest of promoting “diversity” don’t you know. Al’s a real piece of work.
Art ‘the fart’ Assholevedo needs to be exposed and dismissed along with his buttbuddy Slyvester Turner.
A new Mayor in the Dec14 runoff would be a good start.
As A Politicized Hack,he most likely isn’t aware that the shooter was a prohibited person and no gun control law in place or schemed of would have prevented the shooting but then what does a appointed Political Hack care for facts.
Laws and facts are irrelevant in politics.
Hard to believe that Houston is putting up with this clown.
Houston has a long and unfortunate history of really shitty Chiefs of Police. I adduce to evidence Out of Town Brown, who so famously was the former Chief in Atlanta when they caught the infamous killer of little black kids. Oh, no. That’s right. He didn’t. But he became Mayor here, on the basis of his LE experience.
It’s the Houston area voters that are the problem.
Houston has become a “honey hole” for classic firearms (at bargain prices) due to all the “anti-gunners” living there.
Assevedo is the true criminal , did he not take / Break an oath to uphold the us constitution. I call him and his ilk traitors to this great nation . I dont think a police chief can stop any lower , using the loss of a fellow officer to further a gun grabbing scheme , using student victims for the same . This man should retire his assevedo , get a job cleaning. Toilets.
Stoop any lower , my apologies.
He’s just another political appointee…nothing more, nothing less…
Bloomberg is now the greatest threat to the 2nd Amendment.
And then the 1st, 4th, and 5th.
Police Chief Art Acevedo is as corrupt as his officers who set up and murdered a family in a SWAT raid earlier this year.
He is an example why the 2A was written.
Many a chief of a police or fire department is not a leader. They are not qualified to lead to begin with .The people under their command run everything except when it comes time to take credit for something and lay the blame on subordinates when it goes wrong.
Then they will hang them out to dry like they did to their coworkers when they were in the ranks.
The actions of this chief are with the blessings or orders of those that appointed him. They most likely script what he says and does. That is what human toilet paper does. I witnessed it first hand.
Morons if they think outlawing guns would keep them out of criminal’s hand! The battle cry should be, ” REMEMBER PROHIBITION”
Every time a see a picture of that smirking @sshat Art Avocado, I thank the Founders for the Second Amendment.
The voters in Houston are responsible for him, their mayor must have made him chief, he’s not a real cop, he’s a lackey for the machine, Democrats if you don’t get the drift… not a lot of police unions think too much of their chiefs in the BIG city’s, little towns, better chiefs… I know that for a fact, Two of my relatives are chief of police in two different states, the cop shops there think their great.. they have the police’s back… all the time, every time…
Looks like liberal Art is doing just as good of a job in Houston as he did in Austin.
Regardless of you political bent, if you notice nothing else in this life about this man….
If there is a live camera somewhere, he will jump out in front of it.
Let’s wire a live camera to the front of a moving bus.
We can dream, can we not?
Winning 1 court at a time.
Judge blocks Los Angeles law requiring potential city contractors to disclose NRA ties
By Brie Stimson | Fox News
A federal judge Wednesday temporarily blocked a new Los Angeles law that requires prospective city contractors to disclose any ties with the National Rifle Association.
U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson granted the injunction at the request of the NRA, which sued the city of Los Angeles last summer, claiming the law violates the right to free speech and equal protection.
The NRA also called the ordinance “modern-day McCarthyism,” claiming that NRA members would have to choose between contracting with the city or keeping their memberships.
The injunction stops enforcement of the law as the case goes forward. The judge removed Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city clerk as defendants in the lawsuit but didn’t entirely throw it out.
The city may appeal the ruling or the NRA could request that the injunction be made permanent.
The law, which went into effect in April, says that contracting with NRA-linked businesses “undermines the city’s efforts to legislate and promote gun safety and would lead “to more pro-gun advocacy, laxer gun laws, and inevitably more mass shootings,” according to Wilson.
“Even if this chain of logic was supported by fact, the city is not permitted to restrict political speech as a means of achieving its goal of safer cities,” he ruled.
The NRA dropped a lawsuit against San Francisco last month after the board of supervisors declared it a “domestic terrorist organization.”
Taking away firearms from the peons has really worked out well if your a tyrant dictator or drug cartel protecting politician in Latin America. We send billions to politicians locally, state, and federal but that’s not enough for them. They want the soul of their slaves too. Pure evil…. If they succeed taking down a sitting US president with their lies, just imagine what they have in store for us.
Recently I was offered a Power Position in my work field to return back to Houston.
Considering how “Communist” Houston has become, I declined the offer.
I’m overwhelmed how much Houston has changed since my departure in 2006. What’s happened there? Seems all of California is now anchored in Houston, and a few other once great Texas cities also.
Sylvester Turner – Mayor lol..
Are you kidding me?
You people best get on the ball and change things before you become another L.A., Chicago, or Detroit. The voting booth is where you’ll find your redemption.
In the meanwhile, I hope this vomit does not spread out towards West Texas. If so, I’m headed northbound to Oklahoma……
they are traitors. I am shocked. Absolutely outrageous.