May 17, 2013
They need too lock the cops up in general population. All of them that break the law. More and more every day this happens and they get away with it. Here two brother’s walking to there mothers house. For no reason there given a beating. Caught on dash cam.
George Carlin says it best: “They’re willing to trade away a little of their freedom in exchange for the feeling—the illusion—of security.”
A defense official who declined to be named takes a different view of the rule, claiming, “The authorization has been around over 100 years; it’s not a new authority. It’s been there but it hasn’t been exercised. This is a carryover of domestic policy.” Moreover, he insists the Pentagon doesn’t “want to get involved in civilian law enforcement. It’s one of those red lines that the military hasn’t signed up for.” Nevertheless, he says, “every person in the military swears an oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States to defend that Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.”The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects offered the nation a window into the stunning military-style capabilities of our local law enforcement agencies. For the past 30 years, police departments throughout the United States have benefitted from the government’s largesse in the form of military weaponry and training, incentives offered in the ongoing “war on drugs.” For the average citizen watching events such as the intense pursuit of the Tsarnaev brothers on television, it would be difficult to discern between fully outfitted police SWAT teams and the military.
The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.
Not “buckling up for safety” can get you killed all right – by a cop.
That’s what happened to Deland, Florida resident Marlon Brown about a week ago. Brown was killed – run over – by Deland Police Officer James Harris, who pursued him with his squad car after Brown tried to run away on foot after being stopped over a seatbelt violation,
Don’t you know the government owns you? You work for half the year just to pay your government nut. You are a subject, not a citizen. Thank god we have the gang in blue polyster to make sure those who don’t comply are murdered! In all seriousness, being moral and being a police officer just isn’t possible. Using force and violence against people who have harmed no one, be it for drugs or seatbelts, makes the police and gov no different than the mafia and its enforcers thugs.
The story of Daisy Bram is precisely why we must end the prohibition of marijuana. The Brams had their lives destroyed for growing legal medical pot. Their peaceful country homestead was raided, they were charged with intent to sell, and their kids thrown in foster care. All over a flower that is legal for them to grow in their state. What kind of a society is okay with this?