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He Was Yelling About His ‘Rights’

Posted on | June 11, 2022 | Comments Off on He Was Yelling About His ‘Rights’

David Ware’s first arrest as an adult was when he was 18. He was drunk and urinating in a parking lot. When cops arrested him, Ware “became ‘extremely belligerent’ and [Officer Craig] Johnson and his backup officer opted to call for a special prisoner transport van rather than take Ware to jail in one of their patrol cars”:

The backup officer wrote that as they waited, Ware kicked at and threatened to harm Johnson, spitting on the officer at least four times.
“Officer Johnson told the subject that if he continued to spit on him and kick at him, that he would use pepper spray. Officer Johnson warned the subject of this at least three times before he sprayed him,” the backup officer wrote in his report . . .
“After being sprayed, the subject continued to kick at Officer Johnson and tried to get up. The subject also continued to threaten violent acts upon Officer Johnson saying that he was going to kill Officer Johnson.”

Well, he did. Fourteen years later, Tulsa police officer Aurash Zarkeshan pulled over Ware who was driving at 3 a.m. with an expired tag, no drivers’ license and no proof of insurance. Zarkeshan ran Ware’s name through the system and realized that he was dealing with a career criminal. Ware, 32, had been repeatedly arrested in the years since that public intoxication case when he was 18 — harboring a fugitive from justice, knowingly concealing stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, domestic assault and battery, larceny, possession of burglary tools and, of course, drug charges. Criminal lowlifes always gotta have their dope, man. So when you pull one of these scumbags over for a traffic violation, it’s never really a “routine” traffic stop. They’ve always got dope, and maybe they’re on parole or probation, so getting caught with dope will send them back to prison. The criminal lowlife knows this, which gives him a motive to flee or resist arrest. Officer Zarkeshan decided to call for backup, and that’s what brought Sgt. Craig Johnson to the scene — yes, the same Craig Johnson that Ware had threatened to kill 14 years earlier. You can click here to see the guys at Active Self Protection discuss the video of the incident.

“I know my rights! . . . You’re violating my rights!”

Next time you’re watching video where an officer shoots a suspect who’s resisting arrest, remember this worthless punk, David Ware.

See, he had drugs in the car, so when the officer tells him to step out of the car — they’re going to tow it, because of the expired tag, etc. — Ware starts whining about his “rights” being violated. But nobody has a “right” to drive an unlicensed vehicle, and when the officer in such a situation tells a suspect to step out of the car, that’s called a lawful order.

Failure to comply with lawful order or directive of law enforcement officer is a misdemeanor under Oklahoma law. If you’re pulled over for a traffic violation — in this case, having an expired tag — you do not have a “right” to argue with the cop when he tells you to step out of the car. A lot of people apparently don’t understand how this works, and I wish something could be done about this widespread ignorance. Our public schools are obviously doing a bad job of educating young people about the law, but wouldn’t you think that, in the instructional process to qualify for a driver’s license, states could do some teaching about this subject? When you see the blue lights in your rearview mirror, pull over. Keep your hands where the officer can see them. If the officer tells you to step out of the car, you are required by law to comply with that order.

As the guys at Active Self Protection explain in the video, the police officers in this case made the mistake of giving David Ware too many chances after he failed to comply with a lawful order. He wasn’t just trying to talk his way out of a ticket, as anyone might do, but was trying to obstruct the officers’ investigation because he knew (a) he had meth in the car and (b) he was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Over and over: “You’re violating my rights!”

Back at his apartment, as the investigation subsequently revealed, David Ware had more dope — he was dealing it — and more guns, and he had a list of people who owed him money for the dope he was dealing.

Permit me to remind the reader how all those “libertarians” told us that if we would just legalize marijuana, that would solve the problem. It wasn’t the drugs that were the problem, they told us, it was the laws against drugs that were the problem. So what now? Are we going to legalize meth, coke, heroin? Because it turns out — as I could have told anyone who had bothered to ask — that drug dealers are going to keep dealing, no matter what you do. See, some people are just criminals by habit and inclination. You legalize marijuana? Fine, they’ll start dealing meth or heroin or whatever. Because the one thing they are definitely not going to do is to start obeying the law. They’re not going to seek out legitimate employment. No, ma’am, they want that easy money.

Where did David Ware get the idea his “rights” were being violated by the police? Well, this traffic stop happened in June 2020 — in the immediate aftermath of the George Floyd riots. But nobody cares about a white criminal getting hassled by the cops, and when Officer Zarkeshan and Sgt. Johnson finally got tired of arguing with Ware, they used a taser and pepper spray, finally got him out of the car and — BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! He pulled his pistol and shot both of them.

Sgt. Johnson died and Officer Zarkeshan barely survived. Ware was convicted of murder, attempted murder and other charges after a trial in April. Prosecutors didn’t even offer a plea bargain — you’re a cop killer, don’t expect any leniency, at least not in Oklahoma.

Last month, a judge signed Ware’s death warrant.

After Ware was arrested in 2020, the local media interviewed his “father” — I use the term in quote marks, because Ware seems to have been abandoned by his father and was raised by his maternal grandparents. Great quotes from this guy:

“He’s a good kid and I love him man, and no one wants to see him die,” Salazar said. . . .
“My son has made a bunch of bad choices in his lifetime, but he’s basically a good kid.”

Wrong on both counts, sir. He is not a good kid, and everybody wants to see him die. Don’t tell us we’re “violating his rights.”



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