If actual freedom is cops driving around in unmarked vans shooting at anybody standing around I will take living without actual freedom.
If when you return fire in self defense, you are then beaten, kicked in the face and arrested. I will take living without that actual freedom.
If you are then offered a plea deal of 13 years by the prosecutor and have to take your chances in court. I will take living without that actual freedom.
But you still didn't answer the important question. As a good proud American Republican, are you supposed to support the fine officers in the article, or the fine veteran who they beat and then tried to put in jail for a long period of time?