This has to be one of the most hilarious photographs of overreaching by the police in the COVID-19 outbreak. And before you ask, yes, the photograph is a real county sheriff’s SWAT team in Texas.
Or, “Meal Team 5” as the meme creator labeled them. Good grief! It looks like the only thing these guys are liable to swat is your hand if they’re trying to prevent you from grabbing the last piece of pie at the buffet.
There is one tiny discrepancy we noticed, however. This was not the SWAT team that took down a black market hair salon in Dallas. That was a different set of cops. This particular group of individuals playing Rambo dressup and hiding behind an armored military vehicle were taking down a cocktail bar in west Texas. But whatever.
Nothing says, “Respect my authori-tah!” like sending a group of police that look like this to shut down and arrest people who are trying to save their businesses and the livelihoods of their employees.
This is just a flat-out embarrassment, and if cops want to have the support of the people when the apocalypse really happens, they need to stop treating ordinary Americans like this. In the meantime, they’ve been memed.