(First of all to my regular readers, I apologize for not being a better blog steward and posting more frequently. But the world around me has denied me some spare time.)
To all who have been following the Michigan Right To Work legislation, we have seen the ugly get uglier. First we wtached Wisconsin, which was a hotbed of union activity over the years. And now, we see Michigan, home of the UAW and their hired thugs, exploding into an out of control atmosphere of anarchy and chaos.
By now, most of us know the story of Steven Crowder being assaulted by union thugs. If not, here is the clip:
Dana Loesch, syndicated talk show host based at KFTK FM Newstalk 97.1 in St. Louis has been doing some sleuth work with the help of some of her listeners. There are even rewards for info leading to the arrest of the thugs who threatened and committed battery on Crowder and others.
One name that has popped up is Tony Camargo and it comes from the jacket of the man who is seen hitting Crowder repeatedly. In a search, there are several listed in the white pages in Michigan, under possible names that would afford the nickname Tony. Anthony and Antonio are the two that stand out. One man, named Antonio, lives in Hart, Michigan. He is listed as being in the age group that this man appears to be in. But he lives in a small rural area.
The more likely answer lies with the man listed as Anthony Michael Camargo. He is also in the same age group and has listed as having lived in a couple suburbs of Detroit, Roseville and Chesterfield. Roseville is a blue collar union town that has a large white population, so it’s a distinct possibility that this might be him.
We must stress that we do not have any real precise identification based on what I have presented, alone. And I would strongly admonish and caution anyone from making any assumptions or taking any matters into their own hands. If anyone knows where this man is and/or where he works, it is highly advised that they give this info to law enforcement or send it to Dana Loesch, via Twitter or Facebook. Mr. Crowder must be the one to press charges in this case, not Joe Citizen. If Michigan Law allows for the prosecution without Crowder pressing charges, it would be nice if the officials would look into this and release a statement, as such.
Another man, who was seen at the site on the tape appears to be Chris Opalewski from Westland, Michigan. He can be seen here on a Facebook page with his wife. He is the one who allegedly threatened to shoot Mr. Crowder with a gun, and was bragging that he has killed people before. All of that was caught on the video, however it was not seen coming from his lips. It was only heard on the tape and eyewitnesses are all we have to go on. He was involved in the bringing down of the tent with people in it and he is of the age group listed in his White Pages listing.
Opalewski looks to be in the age group that has served in the military overseas. So, we must assume that he may be a veteran and we can only hope that he is not the murderous thug he wanted Crowder to think he is. Looking at the smiles on the faces of his pics, he’s probably a good kid but got caught up in the heat of the moment and as a result made a bad decision. Kids like this want to belong and are often easily influenced by others who should know better. But I also know that people who actually have killed in the military are not ones who go around bragging about it, either.
Here’s the bottom line. Michigan Law Enforcement has access to this video. Tony Camargo, whichever one is seen in this video, should be charged with Battery under Michigan Law. Chris Opalewski should be investigated and if it is warranted, he should be charged with Intimidation under Michigan Law. I am not sure that Michigan Police will have the guts to do this, because they are union members just like these two men appear to be. And you know those union brothers must stick together.
It is sad that anything like this must be endured at any level. We always see union thugs acting badly when they have numbers. Rarely, do they have the guts to do things like this alone. And we might remind ourselves of the history of socialist union thuggery from pre-Mussolini Italy. We must remember when the socialist thugs were allowed to take over factories and run them into the ground back in the early 20th century, because they had no idea what it took to run a business. Having a skilled trade does not translate to marketing or business sense.
After a few years of this out of control union thuggery, there arose both a strong desire and a need to return to law and order. Enter Mussolini and his promise to make the trains run on time. The rest you can look up in a history book.
UPDATE: A longer video shows Chris Opalewski saying the words. He is shown saying he’s killed with a gun before.
Again, maybe he has been involved in military actions where he has killed and maybe he has not. But the smart thing to do is to leave it on the battlefield and not bring it back home.