#This is what happens when you call the cops

Police abuse isn’t a rarity

Published by on Dec 11, 2014

Here are some headlines just from today (and I didn't have to look very hard to find them either.)

Too bad the mainstream media conveniently 'missed' these stories. … Read this article

Good Cop / Bad Cop

Published by on Dec 7, 2014

"The whole Good Cop / Bad Cop question can be disposed of much more decisively. We need not enumerate what proportion of cops appears to be good or listen to someone's anecdote about his uncle Charlie, an allegedly good cop.

We need only consider the following:

(1) A cop's job is to enforce the laws, all of them;
(2) Many of the laws are manifestly unjust, and some are even cruel and wicked;
(3) Therefore every cop has to agree to act as an enforcer for laws that are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked. … Read this article

The Murder of Michael Brown

Published by on Nov 24, 2014

As anticipated, the grand jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While there is no question that Wilson killed Brown, the jury predictably found the officer's actions to be justified. … Read this article

No Justice for Kelly Thomas

Published by on Jan 13, 2014

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, the two uniformed thugs who beat a homeless man to death, were today found not guilty of all charges. Inexplicably, the man whose life they ended is still dead, however... How is it possible that an unarmed man ends up dead after a vicious beating, but those cretins responsible for the lethal beating are found not guilty of any wrongdoing? … Read this article

The American Police State

Published by on Nov 10, 2013

While there is some evidence that people are beginning to wake up to the realities of the growing (and already well-established) police state that this country and many others have become, there is still a disturbing lack of awareness of not only the tools and training of these increasingly violent paramilitary forces, but also of the perverse incentives that impact their attitudes and action. … Read this article