The news is out: [Navy veteran Chris David, 53, told CNN over the phone Sunday that he had never been to a protest, but felt “enraged” when he saw federal officers on the scene and wanted to ask them what they were doing there.
Officers from federal agencies have been spotted in the city taking protesters off the street, arresting them and putting them in unmarked vehicles over the past week.
“I was going to ask why they weren’t living up to their oath of office, the Constitution,” David explained. ” All I wanted to do was ask them why?”
He put on his Naval Academy gear with the hope they would listen, and would feel like he was one of them. What he was met with couldn’t have been further from that.
When approaching them to talk, David said they pushed him down, and started beating him with their batons and using pepper spray.
“I was hoping they wouldn’t shoot me, because one had a weapon pointing it right at my chest, ” said David. “I’m relieved that I only got hit by batons and pepper spray.’
When asked how he was able to not react during the beating, David said he knew if he acted it would escalate the situation.
“The baton hits weren’t the issue but when they used pepper spray it was over; it felt like they dumped a gallon of burning gasoline on my head.”
He says he suffered a broken hand in two places, and plans to have surgery later this week.]
What is the purpose of the US Armed Forces? The people supports the military at all times; where is the military to support the people?