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Ten Years Later (not to be confused with the great band Ten Years After)

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UNREST IN SCOTTWALKERSTAN "Pain compliance is polite torture."

Crosspost from the Wisconsin group, on request....


http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/arrests-in-madison-083013?src=email

We have been keeping an eye on what's going on with the Solidarity Singers, the people who gather each day to sing in the rotunda of the capitol building in Madison, thereby inconveniencing Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin. Walker very much would like to run for president and, therefore, does not like to be annoyed by people in the course of selling off the state piecemeal to the people who might one day fund his campaign. So his apparatchiks in the state government have sic'ced the capitol cops on the singers, resulting in the arrests of several dangerous grandparents. However, recently, this has ceased to be amusing. The capitol cops -- and tell me again that law-enforcement in this country has not been dangerous militarized at every level -- have taken to use "pain compliance" techniques to affect these arrests, which serves no other function except to scare people into Not Doing It Again. This is the kind of logic common to people nostalgic for the old South Africa,

The National Lawyers Guild has gone up the wall.

Two well publicized arrests of African Americans at the Solidarity Sing Along August 26 in the Wisconsin State Capitol showed Capitol Police officers using excessive force and pain compliance techniques. Christopher (C.J.) Terrell's arms were wrenched behind him and police applied to pressure to the front and side of his neck to immobilize him, after he sat down during his arrest, then he was dragged out with arms pinned behind him. Six officers tackled Damon Terrell, pinned him to the marble rotunda floor, twisted his wrist, and carried him out in a prone position face down; he was later charged with felony assault of an officer although he appears to be the victim. On August 21 a young woman was arrested using pain compliance as well.
And, of course, there's video.

This, I should remind you, is the 50th anniversary of what non-violent resistance can accomplish. Pain compliance is polite torture. It is the infliction of physical pain in order to achieve a political end. Nothing more, nothing less. Oh, he's a nasty piece of work, Scott Walker is. He's the guy who gets e-mail spam from waterboard manufacturers.





Emphasis mine.

Madison Police Office Anthony Ward - "Rhythm of da Journey"

Posted in full, with permission....


Rhythm of da Journey
by Anthony Ward

I am persuaded to prove
That the knowledge I gain will add to the groove.
The groove that is God, and the songs that he sings
Are more than just lyrical but bring miracles that ride on angels' wings.

My journey has been played in a lot of different keys,
Some major, some minor, all kinds of melodies.
Not Bach, or Beethoven, but inspired by such,
Composed by Plato and Shakespeare, a non-conservative touch.

My favorite style is the blues, jazz, bebop, gospel, classical, R&B,
Rock n' Roll, electronica, Celtic, salsa, meringue,
And on and on and on and on
The beat doesn't stop until the break of dawn.

The beat is a journey from snare to kick,
From tom to tom, the journey's thick.
We started off with more instruments than the band would use,
But we're left with the ones the beat had to choose.

You can't deny the beat,

The language of the world keeps you tappin' your feet.
From Chicago, Mexico, South Carolina,
LA, and all the way back to St. Louis,
You can feel the spirit.

My voice, my song, my music, will never be just mine
Because I've learned, heard, seen for myself
That all I am is because of those who made music before me.

Listen to the song of Frederick Douglas, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes,
Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Tupac, N.W.A.,
Naz, Ben Carson, Michael Eric Dyson, Kwame Kilpatrick, Warrick Dunn, Emily Auerbach, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Madam CJ Walker.

Can you hear that sweet, sorrowful, happy, sad, inspiring,
Liberating, literate, compassionate, angry song?

Keep singing y'all, keep singing y'all

I love the music, I need the music.
I am the music!


In addition to being a Madison police officer and father of five, Anthony is a recording artist and a UW student majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership.

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UNREST IN SCOTTWALKERSTAN "Pain compliance is polite torture."

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/arrests-in-madison-083013?src=email

We have been keeping an eye on what's going on with the Solidarity Singers, the people who gather each day to sing in the rotunda of the capitol building in Madison, thereby inconveniencing Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin. Walker very much would like to run for president and, therefore, does not like to be annoyed by people in the course of selling off the state piecemeal to the people who might one day fund his campaign. So his apparatchiks in the state government have sic'ced the capitol cops on the singers, resulting in the arrests of several dangerous grandparents. However, recently, this has ceased to be amusing. The capitol cops -- and tell me again that law-enforcement in this country has not been dangerous militarized at every level -- have taken to use "pain compliance" techniques to affect these arrests, which serves no other function except to scare people into Not Doing It Again. This is the kind of logic common to people nostalgic for the old South Africa,

The National Lawyers Guild has gone up the wall.

Two well publicized arrests of African Americans at the Solidarity Sing Along August 26 in the Wisconsin State Capitol showed Capitol Police officers using excessive force and pain compliance techniques. Christopher (C.J.) Terrell's arms were wrenched behind him and police applied to pressure to the front and side of his neck to immobilize him, after he sat down during his arrest, then he was dragged out with arms pinned behind him. Six officers tackled Damon Terrell, pinned him to the marble rotunda floor, twisted his wrist, and carried him out in a prone position face down; he was later charged with felony assault of an officer although he appears to be the victim. On August 21 a young woman was arrested using pain compliance as well.
And, of course, there's video.

This, I should remind you, is the 50th anniversary of what non-violent resistance can accomplish. Pain compliance is polite torture. It is the infliction of physical pain in order to achieve a political end. Nothing more, nothing less. Oh, he's a nasty piece of work, Scott Walker is. He's the guy who gets e-mail spam from waterboard manufacturers.





Emphasis mine.
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