By Christopher R Rice
To understand the police, first you must know what the police are not. Your local police are not Adam-12 or CSI or Andy Taylor or Law and Order. Those television shows are mere propaganda (from a supposedly liberal media). There’s a huge difference between fantasy (television/Hollywood) and reality.
This constant barrage of indoctrination has affected everyone’s thinking. Some well intentioned people have joined the police force believing in the propaganda as we all have. And occasionally we hear about these police officers being fired or harassed by other police officers for stopping a beating or whatever.
Now, lets honestly look at what the police are. First and foremost they are scare crows. You know those sticks people dress up as farmers to scare the crows. How do we know that police are scarecrows? They paint police cars black and white so you can see them coming from a mile away. They are put into each community to scare the citizens into compliance. You know that they are just scarecrows because they make them wear uniforms. The cops that do the real thinking are called detectives and don’t wear uniforms.
Besides being scarecrows your local police officer is also the modern day overseer. You know the guy that traveled around the plantation keeping everyone in line with the threat of a bull whip. Which makes every citizen a mere slave. The corporations own everything and you have two choices, (what they call ‘free will’) you can play by their rules or you can go live in the streets. Those are your only choices.
Now lets examine “to protect and serve” with an open mind. Our whole lives we’ve heard “to protect and serve”. But have you ever wondered what that means?
To “protect” what? And to “serve” who? Police “protect” property. Police do not protect us from rapist, pedophiles, criminals, drug dealers, burglars or anyone else. Police write reports, after the fact and draw chalk lines around the victims.
The police cannot and do not protect anyone from crime.
Statistics confirm the obvious truth that the police in America cannot prevent violent crime. More than 1.4 million murders, rapes, robberies and assaults are committed around the United States every year, or a violent crime every 22 seconds, the FBI says. None of those crimes were prevented or deterred by the police or the criminal justice system.
Police do not protect our rights to free speech or our right to assemble as we witnessed at the DNC and RNC protest. Or any other demonstration from Kent State to Ferguson. Cops are only there to protect property.
Police “protect” property, so they “serve” the property owners. Apartment dwellers are property-less. Like the homeless. So then, “to protect and serve ” simply means… “to protect” property, from who? From us. And to “serve” us with an eviction notice, should ‘we the people’ ever fall behind (on our rent).
Too often, citizens in trouble dial 911 and then are murdered by the police.
So there are very good reasons why the founding fathers warned us against allowing the state to have its own “standing army”.
Police brutality and the use of excessive force, including police beatings, unjustified shootings and the use of dangerous restraint techniques to subdue suspects are as American as apple pie. Nothing is being done to monitor or check persistent abusers, or to ensure that police tactics in certain common situations minimize the risk of unnecessary force and injury.
Police are 31 percent more likely to pull over a black driver than a white driver, according to federal statistics. Black drivers are also more likely to be pulled over for minor offenses like a broken tail light or failure to signal a turn. In some situations, they are not even given a reason at all for the stop.
I remember the fatal shooting of an unarmed West African immigrant, Amadou Diallo, in New York City in February 1999. Four white officers from an elite crime squad looking for a rape suspect fired 41 shots at Diallo, striking him 19 times as he stood in the vestibule of his apartment building. The shooting highlighted not only the tactics of the crime squad itself (which had been the subject of repeated complaints) but wider concern about police unjustly targeting black people and other minorities as potential criminals.
Neither City councils or state legislatures seem willing to act, it has been left to the people to bring justice. How many will you let die at the hands of these pigs before you act like a man? Well, how many? Ten more? Fifty more? A hundred more? A thousand more? Well?
A kid is shot in the back and the cop gets off claiming self defense. We all know that he was trying to surrender because there’s bullet holes in his arm pits. But we are suppose to believe that all of these cops were “in fear for their lives” from unarmed civilians. But they have mace, batons, 2 way radios, bullet proof vest, side arm, shot gun, stun gun, my god man, who do you really think was fearing for their life?
Let me explain to you squares from the perspective of a criminal, we don’t fight the police. When we see the black and whites, we run. We don’t give them any reason to become more violent than they already are by attacking them or acting aggressive. We all know the outcome of that. So whenever you hear a cop say he was ‘in fear for his life’, realize that he has to say that, because by law it is the only justification to murder someone. Every cop says it, and the DA, who works with the pigs everyday, knows that cops lie. Your justice is a scam and the FBI is only called in to sweep the crap under the rug ‘cuz it’s knee deep and the bodies keep piling up. When has the FBI ever been a friend to the black man?
They can afford enough bombs to kill every man, woman and child on the planet ten times over but they can’t afford body cameras on beat cops? Why can they afford to go to Mars and to militarize the police but can’t spend more on training officers on how to defuse violent situations instead of escalating them? Our government threw all of the mentally ill out on the streets with the help of the ACLU and cops are woefully under trained.
When I was growing up, I use to fight my brothers until I learned that’s a tactic, called ‘divide and conquer’. So then I fought the police until I learned that they are only pawns. Cops write tickets but politicians write the laws. So then I fought the government until I saw them taking orders from their campaign contributors, the corporations. So, now I fight CEOs, generals and robber barons. The corporate elite who bought the government and turned paradise into military waste.
We have given them every benefit of the doubt, every chance to reform, we can not in good conscience continue to wait and hope. The time is now, we must act. They won’t listen until we make some noise.
October 22-A National Day of Mourning
On October 22nd, we are all Americans, we stand as one people, one nation, without color, creed or division. We are one, we are America.
OCT. 22ND A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND CALM
This is a call for a day of prayer and calm. To mourn the dead. This is a non-violent protest. A day of remembrance, not a day for violence.
1.) To participate we call on everyone everywhere to wear black to mourn the dead.
2.) Do not go to work, or to school or to church, as remembrance of the dead.
3.) No shopping. Do not spend one dime on October 22nd. No buses, no trains and no planes for one day to show our solidarity with those who have been murdered.
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“Before our white brothers came to civilize us we had no jails. Therefore we had no criminals. You can’t have criminals without a jail. We had no locks or keys, and so we had no thieves. If a man was so poor that he had no horse, tipi or blanket, someone gave him these things. We were to uncivilized to set much value on personal belongings. We wanted to have things only in order to give them away. We had no money, and therefore a man’s worth couldn’t be measured by it. We had no written law, no attorneys or politicians, therefore we couldn’t cheat. We really were in a bad way before the white men came, and I don’t know how we managed to get along without these basic things which, we are told, are absolutely necessary to make a civilized society.”
― John Lame Deer, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
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