Wednesday, May 13, 2009
An American Checkpoint - No, it's not the cool new way to mark a form
Soooo let me see if I get this exactly right. According the the officer in the video you DO NOT HAVE TO OBAY. And They acknowledge the fact that you don't have to, however they will force you against your will to comply...
If that isn't gangster-ism what is?
If that doesn't seem that bad, this vid is not even the best/worst example of this either. This guy didn't open his door and got forced out. While being tasered he got is face raked across the broken glass sticking up from the door frame,
By the way, does anyone else have a problem with, it being considered "resisting" by police, when you're having involuntary muscle spasms from "Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) Technology ® TM"?
Protect and Serve?
Yes, PROTECT my job and SERVE the state.
Welcome to the land of random searches by high school drop-outs who openly acknowledge their trampling of your rights while they literally trample your head. Of course you deserve to get beat-down and treated like an animal if you don't submit. You think your big bro would have it any other way, buddy? He's just trying to take care of you.
Police and military train in offensive, brute-force tactics and techniques that are amoral and immoral. Demanding direct compliance from any and all individuals they encounter regardless of the circumstance.
Its going to be great when all those crazy combat vets from all these wars we got going come on back home. And after years of fighting this hidden insurgency, with a threat around every corner, day in and out shaking down peasants while on overdrive -I'm sure it has no bearing on our next generation of law enforcement officers.
And the strange thing is...
Individually, if questioned these men say they are fiercely independent and value personal freedom deeply. Yet, they routinely violate the rights of others -and are often powerfully moved to do so, in the name of these deep-held personal values, order, safety and morality. But the truth of their harmful actions is hidden in a fog for them, not in the least by institutional culture that taps into the values of the volunteer officers.
This "esprit de corps" creates the allegiance of these opposed principles of freedom and fascism. Living within one man, and not the least conflicted.
Responsibility for an individual's actions is clouded by chain of command, drill and practice of take-down maneuvers and layers of policies and procedures.
And so doing they have created an adversarial relationship between Law Enforcement and The People. The travesties they commit in the name of the established order got generally unquestioned and those that do question the order are faced with anger and violence.
So the truth is, at the end of the nightstick you have no rights.
Ask any Black Person.