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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:31 AM

"Every municipality is complaining about local police forces run wild. And no one does anything

about it."

After I read the above sentence I thought about this mother:

Genevieve Huizar, the mother of Manuel Diaz, breaks down after pleading for a stop to the violence that killed her son.
http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/police_chaos_in_anaheim_20120802/?ln


"So, we are a weirdly militarized citizenry governed by the worst elements in the United States, and something is bound to blow up, as I have felt for some time now. In my wanderings around the U.S., I talk to people without money, without power, ordinary voters, as well as nowadays, people maimed by war, or time, or life or whatever, and I am convinced more and more that this is a vicious country in which the police are allowed to run amok, absolutely independent of anyone, and that is why from time to time they are allowed to get away with murder. One surprisingly knew that a wrinkle has been discovered in the seamless surface of our troubled state. Policemen are seldom tried for their crimes, or indeed, held responsible for what they do, which disturbs the peace and causes distress among the orderly.

I would suggest that the president, if he wants to be useful—and not many presidents do in my experience—he might as well call together a commission in response to citizens of every major municipality in the United States who are complaining to central authority about police forces out of control. And no one dares do anything because the police will say, “Well, you know they are acting like this because they are bad people who hate us because we are good people, rescuing cats from trees and otherwise loved by every decent person in the land.”


What the police in their ignorance have not figured out is that they have lost all credibility since World War II. They are sort of parasites on the fringe of society and do no particular good for anyone except possibly themselves. Certainly to hear them complain—you’ve never heard such whines as from a policeman who feels he’s been wronged! Apparently, all Earth owes him a living, and he’s the bravest man on any block.
One aspect of the events in Cambridge was that the president could have been characteristically brilliant on this subject, as he has been on so many subjects having to do with our general welfare as citizens (and he is also one of the useful, hands-on presidents), but the media, conditioned always to miss the point, went out of their way to miss the point here by many a mile. They blamed it all on – you guessed it – RACE! Well, you can blame anything on race, including Scripture, or the tides and the moon, and this and that, but that president and that professor are by coincidence both black, which to the plain horror of the media, had nothing to do with the brave little corporal who was feeling his oats and wanted to have some fun with an older man who couldn’t fight back. They get very bored in those jobs, and, of course, he was armed with a gun, and able to kill anybody he wanted and probably get away with it—what a temptation!"
http://www.truthdig.com/report/page2/america_the_great_police_state_20120802/

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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:48 AM

1. 12-year-old girl Tasered in St. Louis Victoria’s Secret-

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/02/12-year-old-girl-tasered-in-st-louis-victorias-secret/


The mother is now demanding an investigation, even though police insist their actions were appropriate.

Dejamon Baker showed KSDK the wounds on her chest and stomach from the Taser probes.


“This one goes in my chest,” the girl explained. “It was stuck in there so she had to keep on pulling trying to pull it out.”

“I had fell on the floor and I couldn’t control myself I just kept on shaking and stuff.”

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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:45 AM

2. My hometown...

Such a brave, heroic cop! Up against a dangerous 12 year-old child, he had no other choice! Shove your tasers up your asses, you fascist pigs! All of this over traffic tickets? WTF?!

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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:49 AM

3. Traffic tickets are a good source of revenue for our struggling communities that have lost their tax

base via high unemployment... They are going after anything at this time-reasonableness is a thing of the past...

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