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    Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals — Paul Craig Roberts

    Here is a very well articulated article concerning... well, our concerns about LE and where it's headed in our country.


    The goon thug psychopaths no longer only brutalize minorities–it is open season on all of us –the latest victim is a petite young white mother of two small children

    Police Brutality -* Video - Shocking dashcam video shows cops in Tallahassee slam their pint-sized, female prisoner onto a patrol car and then the pavement. One cops mashes her face into the street as the woman howls in pain.

    Police Are More Dangerous To The Public Than Are Criminals

    Paul Craig Roberts

    The worse threat every American faces comes from his/her own government.

    At the federal level the threat is a seventh war (Syria) in 12 years, leading on to the eighth and ninth (Iran and Lebanon) and then on to nuclear war with Russia and China.

    The criminal psychopaths in Washington have squandered trillions of dollars on their wars, killing and dispossessing millions of Muslims while millions of American citizens have been dispossessed of their homes and careers. Now the entire social safety net is on the chopping bloc so that Washington can finance more wars.

    At the state and local level every American faces brutal, armed psychopaths known as the police. The “law and order” conservatives and the “compassionate” liberals stand silent while police psychopaths brutalize children and grandmothers, murder double amputees in wheel chairs, break into the wrong homes, murder the family dogs, and terrify the occupants, pointing their automatic assault weapons in the faces of small children.

    The American police perform no positive function. They pose a much larger threat to citizens than do the criminals who operate without a police badge. Americans would be safer if the police forces were abolished.

    The police have been militarized and largely federalized by the Pentagon and the gestapo Homeland Security. The role of the federal government in equipping state and local police with military weapons, including tanks, and training in their use has essentially removed the police from state and local control. No matter how brutal any police officer, it is rare that any suffer more than a few months suspension, usually with full pay, while a report is concocted that clears them of any wrong doing.

    In America today, police murder with impunity. All the psychopaths have to say is, “I thought his wallet was a gun,” or “we had to taser the unconscious guy we found lying on the ground, because he wouldn’t obey our commands to get up.”

    There are innumerable cases of 240 pound cop psychopaths beating a 115 pound woman black and blue. Or handcuffing and carting off to jail 6 and 7 year old boys for having a dispute on the school playground.

    Many Americans take solace in their erroneous belief that this only happens to minorities who they believe deserve it, but psychopaths use their unaccountable power against everyone. The American police are a brutal criminal gang free of civilian control.

    Unaccountable power, which the police have, always attracts psychopaths. You are lucky if you only get bullies, but mainly police forces attract people who enjoy hurting people and tyrannizing them. To inflict harm on the public is why psychopaths join police forces.

    Calling the police is a risky thing to do. Often it is the person who calls for help or some innocent person who ends up brutalized or murdered by the police. For example, on September 15 CNN reported a case of a young man who wrecked his car and went to a nearby house for help. The woman, made paranoid by the “war on crime,” imagined that she was in danger and called police. When the police arrived, the young man ran up to them, and the police shot him dead. Former FAMU player Jonathan Ferrell killed by Charlotte police - CNN.com

    People who say the solution is better police training are unaware of how the police are trained. Police are trained to perceive the public as the enemy and to use maximum force. I have watched local police forces train. Two or three dozen officers will simultaneously empty their high-capacity magazines at the same target, a minimum of 300 bullets fired at one target. The purpose is to completely destroy whatever is on the receiving end of police fire.

    US prosecutors seem to be the equal to police in terms of the psychopaths in their ranks. The United States, “the light unto the world,” not only has the highest percentage of its population in prison of every other country in the world, but also has the largest absolute number of people in prison. The US prison population is much larger in absolute numbers that the prison populations of China and India, countries with four times the US population.

    Just try to find a prosecutor who gives a hoot about the innocence or guilt of the accused who is in his clutches. All the prosecutor cares about is his conviction rate. The higher his conviction rate, the greater his success even if every person convicted is innocent. The higher his conviction rate, the more likely he can run for public office.

    Many prosecutors, such as Rudy Giuliani, target well known people so that they can gain name recognition via the names of their victims.

    The American justice (sic) system serves the political ambitions of prosecutors and the murderous lusts of police psychopaths. It serves the profit motives of the privatized prisons who need high occupancy rates for their balance sheets.

    But you can bet your life that the American justice (sic) system does not serve justice.

    While writing this article, I googled “police brutality,” and google delivered 4,100,000 results. If a person googles “police brutality videos,” he will discover that there are more videos than could be watched in a lifetime. And these are only those acts of police brutality that are witnessed and caught on camera.

    It would take thousands of pages just to compile the information available.

    The facts seem to support the case that police in the US commit more crimes and acts of violence against the public than do the criminals who do not wear badges. According to the FBI crime Statistics FBI ? FBI Releases 2010 Crime Statistics in 2010 there were 1,246,248 violent crimes committed by people without police badges. Keep in mind that the definition of violent crime can be an expansive definition. For example, simply to push someone is considered assault. If two people come to blows in an argument, both have committed assault. However, even with this expansive definition of violent crimes, police assaults are both more numerous and more dangerous, as it is usually a half dozen overweight goon thugs beating and tasering one person.

    Reports of police brutality are commonplace, but hardly anything is ever done about them. For example, on September 10, AlterNet reported that Houston, Texas, police routinely beat and murder local citizens. Cops Are Beating Up an Unarmed Suspect Almost Every Day in Houston | Alternet

    The threat posed to the public by police psychopaths is growing rapidly. Last July 19 the Wall Street Journal reported: “Driven by martial rhetoric and the availability of military-style equipment–from bayonets and M-16 rifles to armored personnel carriers–American police forces have often adopted a mind-set previously reserved for the battlefield. The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the US scene: the warrior cop–armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.”

    The Wall Street Journal, being an establishment newspaper, has to put it as nicely as possible. The bald fact is that today’s cop in body armor with assault weapons, grenades, and tanks is not there to make arrests of suspected criminals. He is there in anticipation of protests to beat down the public for exercising constitutional rights.

    To suppress public protests is also the purpose of the Department of Homeland Security Police, a federal para-military police force that is a new development for the United States. No one in their right mind could possibly think that the vast militarized police have been created because of “the terrorist threat.” Terrorists are so rare that the FBI has to round up demented people and talk them into a plot so that the “terrorist threat” can be kept alive in the public’s mind.

    The American public is too brainwashed to be able to defend itself. Consider the factthat cops seldom face any consequence when they murder citizens. We never hear cops called “citizen killer.” But if a citizen kills some overbearing cop bully, the media go ballistic: “Cop killer, cop killer.” The screaming doesn’t stop until the cop killer is executed.

    As long as a brainwashed public continues to accept that cop lives are more precious than their own, citizens will continue to be brutalized and murdered by police psychopaths.

    I can remember when the police were different. If there was a fight, the police broke it up. If it was a case of people coming to blows over a dispute, charges were not filed. If it was a clear case of assault, unless it was brutal or done with use of a weapon, the police usually left it up to the victim to file charges.

    When I lived in England, the police walked their beats armed only with their billysticks.

    When and why did it all go wrong? Among the collection of probable causes are the growth or urban populations, the onslaught of heavy immigration on formerly stable and predictable neighborhoods, the war on drugs, and management consultants called in to improve efficiency who focused police on quantitative results, such as the number of arrests, and away from such traditional goals as keeping the peace and investigating reported crimes.

    Each step of the way accountability was removed in order to more easily apprehend criminals and drug dealers. The “war on terror” was another step, resulting in the militarization of the police.

    The replacement of jury trials with plea bargains meant that police investigations ceased to be tested in court or even to support the plea, usually a fictitious crime reached by negotiation in order to obtain a guilty plea. Police learned that all prosecutors needed was a charge and that little depended on police investigations. Police work became sloppy. It was easier simply to pick up a suspect who had a record of having committed a similar crime.

    As justice receded as the goal, the quality of people drawn into police work changed. Idealistic people found that their motivations were not compatible with the process, while bullies and psychopaths were attracted by largely unaccountable power.

    Much of the blame can be attributed to “law and order” conservatives. Years ago when New York liberals began to observe the growing high-handed behavior of police, they called for civilian police review boards. Conservatives, such as National Review’s William F. Buckley, went berserk, claiming that any oversight over the police would hamstring the police and cause crime to explode.

    The conservatives could see no threat in the police, only in an effort to hold police accountable. As far as I can tell, this is still the mindset.

    What we observed in the police response to the Boston Marathon bombing suggests that the situation is irretrievable. One of the country’s largest cities and its suburbs–100 square miles–was tightly locked down with no one permitted to leave their homes, while 10,000 heavily armed police, essentially combat soldiers armed with tanks, forced their way into people’s homes, ordering them out at gunpoint. The excuse given for this unprecedented gestapo police action was a search for one wounded 19-year old kid.

    That such a completely unnecessary and unconstitutional event could occur in Boston without the responsible officials being removed from office indicates that “the land of the free” no longer exists. The American population of the past, suspicious of government and jealous of its liberty, has been replaced by a brainwashed and fearful people, who are increasingly referred to as “the sheeple.”
    “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.” – Aldous Huxley

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    When was the last time we heard about a legally armed citizen shooting an innocent person?
    When has a week gone by that we don't hear about a law enforcement officer shooting an innocent person?
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    I'm most definitely more worried about "some" cops than criminals. However, in my opinion, the government is who all of us really need to watch out for.


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    For those of you that are concerned about the way things are going >>>>> I have just finished reading THE RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICA'S POLICE FORCES By RADLEY BALKO.
    This book shows among other things that you don't even have to get to the individual cop there are systemic POLICY problems. Including way Police Officers are recruited and the mental outlook of the candidates that this type of recruiting attracts. Of course there is the $$$$ factor that goes to support these poor Policing Policies. The book is not anti cop but it does cut across all political party ideologies.
    If anyone has read it please post your thoughts. If you have not read it, please do and let us know what you think. It will be thought provoking and make you more aware what we are facing in the NEW AMERIKA. Thanks
    PS. I am not Radley.
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    Wow, except for the part about living in England, and my not having the energy or attention span to put that all together in such a cogent manner, I could've written that. LOL

    Seriously though, anyone who questions why I speak the way I do about the present state of law enforcement in this country need only read this piece with an open mind in its entirety. Great piece, MI .45. Thanks for it.

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    All four of those thugs need to be sent to prison. Or do like the government and call them enemy combatants and kill them cause they are not upholding the oath they took. This country is beyond help now we have police allowed to act like this and mass shooting happening more often and the only answer the government can come up with is take away their guns. If the police treated that small woman like that just wait till they know we are unarmed and can do want they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesStringer View Post
    Wow, except for the part about living in England, and my not having the energy or attention span to put that all together in such a cogent manner, I could've written that. LOL

    Seriously though, anyone who questions why I speak the way I do about the present state of law enforcement in this country need only read this piece with an open mind in its entirety. Great piece, MI .45. Thanks for it.

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    As many of you know by my posts, the LE community is integral to the power-elites vision of a debt/serf Police State. The day of the friendly beat policeman is over and the Warrior Cop and all of their corrupting resources are here. Like CapGun said above, its money, bad policy, and the candidates that are attracted and supported by this system that have taken us down this road. However, all of it comes back to corrupted politicians and elites that have more money than they'll ever be able to spend having only one avenue left to satiate their desires... people control. The police state is but one facit of the overarching desire of those groups and individuals to be hegemons over everyone and everything we do. Listen to all of their Orwellian buzzwords, patronizing speeches, and disregard for the will of the people; parse out the nonsense, read between the lines and you will understand just where these psychopaths want to put all of us.
    “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.” – Aldous Huxley

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    The part of the article that I don't get is where he claims police commit more violent crimes than criminals. It seems he is correlating a Google search of police brutality (which will have 10+ results for each incident, over a period of forever) with the FBI statistics of one year.

    If he has facts, not Google search results, why not show them?

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    This is not a fantastic conspiracy or cop bashing I am supporting here but read the book I mentioned. Let's leave out intentional stuff and chalk a lot up to ignorant politicians that pass laws and don't think things through. That might equal half of the problems. As far as violence perpetrated by the police please read the book and find out how bad warrant-less, no knock searches and wrong house break-ins are reported by the system; from the Captain to the Judges and how the law treats such things. Anyone talking about this subject should read RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP. Did I mention this before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapGun View Post
    Anyone talking about this subject should read RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP. Did I mention this before?
    You did... and I have it on the way.
    “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.” – Aldous Huxley

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