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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:10 AM

Protection of the Citizen

By Nikos Raptis

Thursday, February 21, 2013

To really appreciate this article the reader is entreated to honestly perform an "experiment" in his or her mind.

Will the reader apply for a job that includes the following:

- "Not long after telling the police that she had been raped, a woman from South Delhi looked out her apartment window and saw the man who had attacked her laughing with a police officer who had given him [the rapist] a ride back from the police station... the woman, a 30-year-old mother of two ..." [The International Herald Tribune, January 23 , 2013]

- "The infliction of physical punishment is not every man's job, and naturally we were only too glad to recruit men who were prepared to show no squeamishness at their task. Unfortunately we knew nothing about the Freudian side of the business, and it was only after a number of instances of unnecessary flogging and meaningless cruelty that I stumbled to the fact that my organization had been attracting all the sadists in Germany and Austria without my knowledge ..." [Erik Larson, "In the Garden of the Beasts", Random House, 2011, page 370. The verbatim words belong to Rudolf Diels, the creator of the most "effective" police force in world history; the "Gestapo".]

- The man has earned: A Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Cross Of Gallantry and two Army Commendation Medals for Valor and was honorably discharged from the US Army. For 20 years, as a policeman, he had been torturing people in Chicago. Today he is serving a four and a half year sentence, instead of a 30 year one. His name: Jon Graham Burge. He will be released on February 14, 2015

Full Article: http://www.zcommunications.org/protection-of-the-citizen-by-nikos-raptis

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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:04 PM

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It is a very useful article. Thanks for sharing.

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