Patriot Front's Thomas Rousseau was arrested last weekend in Weatherford, Texas for Criminal Mischief Under $100.
North Texas is known for its opioid and heroin problems. The region has been linked to a recent spike in fentanyl overdoses in neighboring states as well.
Rather than giving Rousseau a citation and releasing him, the police decided to treat him like a criminal for what they perceived to be Patriot Front's political beliefs.
A source familiar with the incident told National Justice that Deputy B. Wilson decided to book Rousseau for the minor infraction so that they could photograph him in a convict's uniform and release it to the press. Rousseau was let go shortly after the photo-op.
The image has been published throughout the media, paired with dishonest polemical coverage to create the impression that Patriot Front is some kind of violent or illegitimate organization.
The whole incident appears to be a media stunt manufactured by the local cops. Another source told us that the police initially started the rumor that the men they arrested were posting "antifa" stickers. Local residents have been unhappy about the police's lack of will to keep anarchist and communist disrupters away.
The community of Weatherford is on edge after anarchists and Black Lives Matter protesters were bused into their town to try and topple their Confederate statue. In response, hundreds of residents showed up to protect the monument and show support for the police.
Local patriots successfully protected their community from the "antifa" mob without any serious injuries. In spite of this, the Parker's County Sheriff, Larry Fowler, decided to arrest multiple local townsfolk while letting the anarchist rioters and outside agitators go free.
Dallas press described the standoff in Weatherford with shock and amazement, as they did not expect locals to resist the interlopers.
Most normal Americans, on the other hand, would be in shock and amazement to know that the local Sheriff of a town in Texas treats protest against drug abuse as a crime and left-wing terrorism as "protest."