So You're Telling Me This TV Character From The 1960s Gets The Constitution But The NSA Doesn't?

"The Andy Griffith Show" is over 50 years old, but it still resonates today because of Sheriff Andy Taylor's common-sense advice and clear moral lessons. In the below clip, his son Opie (played by Ron Howard) has invaded someone's privacy for a good reason (he was eavesdropping on a criminal). Whatever the reason, Sheriff Taylor tells his son why that's wrong. Here's to our government knowing the same thing... eventually.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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