Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

A former Utah police officer who won one of his department's highest honors for a false murder arrest has been charged with crossing the "thin blue line" in the Jan. 6 plot to overthrow the U.S. government. The FBI's joint terrorism task force, along with Utah's State Bureau of Investigation, arrested retired Salt Lake City police officer Michael Lee Hardin on Friday, or, as the New York Post describes it, took Hardin "into custody without incident." Apparently, the deadly "incident" at the Capitol where three officers died doesn't count. According to the criminal complaint, Hardin was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building; and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol Building.



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Unless Hardin is the one who threw the fire extinguisher, I doubt he can be implicated in murder.

However a serious charge of Sedition might be waiting in the queue if he doesn't cooperate by implicating others.

#1 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-06 04:37 AM | Reply

It should really come as no surprise that "Officer Of The Year" earns that title by being the biggest thug in the gang.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-06 04:49 PM | Reply


Throughout his term in office Trump was the inspiration for and the living embodiment of thuggery. So people like Hardin, known to be a frustrated and vocal seditionist, are primed and eager for their moment in the limelight.

His photograph just screams, "Hey, look at me!"

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-04-07 04:34 AM | Reply

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