Greg Anderson Wiki – Greg Anderson Biography
Greg Anderson is a military special forces veteran and police officer with the Port of Seattle Police Department in Washington state was. He has been placed on administrative leave after he recorded a viral video that urged law enforcement officers to refuse to enforce “tyrannical” orders against citizens for doing things like going to church, to parks, and to their businesses.
On Facebook, Anderson wrote that he “worked at The 75th Ranger Regiment” and “studied Exercise Sciences at American Military University.” He went to Snohomish Senior High School, lives in Lake Stevens, Washington, and is from Snohomish, Washington.
What did he say in the Video?
Anderson said in the video that he was a special operations veteran who fought on the streets of Iraq “under the U.S. government’s guise of freedom, and I’m telling you what, the American people, you’re going to wake a sleeping giant, and they’re going to fight 10 times harder for their freedom on their soil than anything you’ve ever seen before.”
He said the “American spirit of defiance is going to rise again, and it’s gonna be a big problem for our country.” He said he once served in the Army.
“No matter what situation you’re put in if you look inside yourself and ask yourself one question, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’ If you ask yourself that, you know the answer.”
The video was originally posted to Anderson’s Instagram page in early May 2020, where it has had almost 700,000 views. In the caption, he wrote, “Are you doing the right thing? 👮♀️ Many officers out there are trampling on people’s liberties. Ask yourself are you doing the right thing? #police #lawenforcement #quarantine #civilliberties #constitution #freedom #america.”
In the video, Officer Anderson, who is wearing a police uniform and is sitting in a squad car, says:
You know as a police officer I am compelled to make this video, I’ve been in law enforcement for 10 years, and I’m speaking to my peers, other fellow officers, people in any type of law enforcement position. I’ve seen officers nationwide enforcing tyrannical orders against the people, and I’m hoping it’s a minority of officers, but I’m not sure anymore because every time I turn on the television, I look to the internet, I’m seeing people arrested or cited for going to church, traveling on the roadways, for going surfing, opening their business, going to the park with their families or doing nails out of their own house, using their own house as their place of business and having undercover agents go there and arrest them and charge them with what? With a crime? I don’t know what crime people are committing by doing nails in their own house. We are seeing this more and more and more, and we need to start looking at ourselves as officers and thinking is what I am doing right? I want to remind you regardless of where you stand on the coronavirus, we don’t have the authority to do those things – to do those things to people. Just because a mayor or a governor tells you otherwise. I don’t care if it’s your sergeant or chief of police. We don’t get to violate someone’s constitutional rights because someone in our chain of command tells us otherwise. It’s not how this country works. Those are defacto arrests. We are violating people’s rights and taking money from them or even worse arresting them and depriving them of their freedom when they are exercising their constitutional rights. So let’s talk about that. Let’s read something right here, the Declaration of Independence.
Police Chief Statement
Chief Rod Covey, of the Port of Seattle Police Department, posted a lengthy statement giving his side on the department’s website. In that statement, he said that Anderson was on paid administrative leave. He stressed that Anderson is “clearly a good police officer and exceptional American.” However, he wrote, Anderson’s “right to speech has limitations.”
Greg Anderson Go Fund Me
A GoFundMe page in support of Anderson has raised more than $266,000. Anderson said in a Facebook video he is “humbled” by the response his video got. He said he’s received support from all over the country. “The overwhelming majority of it has been positive.”
Jessica McLaughlin set up the GoFundMe page for Anderson’s family. She says she’s Anderson’s wife’s best friend.
“He recently made a video urging officers to stand for liberty and integrity, the video has gone viral and has been positively received across the nation!” she wrote.
“…His department the Port of Seattle Police is in the process of termination as the video was deemed a violation of policy. I am attempting to raise funds for them as they are going to seek legal representation and to help cover any costs that the unforeseen future brings during this drastic change in their lives. Thank you for your kind words and support.”
He has received support from a variety of corners, including average people who want their states to reopen, militia groups, and the president’s son. Some support has come from extremist corners. The president’s son weighed in. Donald Trump Jr. commented “great post, thank you” on Anderson’s original Instagram post.
Anderson revealed on Facebook on May 11th that he had not been terminated yet but he expects to be fired because he refused to take down the video. “So I figured I should explain. I have been placed on administrative leave (still being paid) pending investigation,” he wrote. “I was told by both the agency and my union that this will result in termination due to it being an insubordination charge for refusing to take down the video. I’m not sure what the timeline looks like. I walk un-intimidated into the fray. Thank you for all the support