The police are your enemy

The police are not your friends. The police are the most dangerous and out of control group that you will come into contact with in your lifetime. Those who read Will Grigg should be all too familiar with the abuses of the police. Will Grigg focuses on reporting the daily outrages of the police around the nation. I often have trouble reading more than the headline and a paragraph or two as I frequently just can’t take reading his specific accounts of misconduct and brutality. Some who know me tell me that I am burdened with too much empathy and put myself into the shoes of others too easily. Maybe. But when it comes to the evidence all around me there is an inescapable conclusion that police abuse is an intrinsic feature of the system. Don’t get me wrong, Will Grigg is not the only one reporting on abuse by the police and legal system; it is becoming a cottage industry to report on the horrors of the police state.

Once upon a time SWAT team raids were reserved for stopping a very dangerous criminal. There were around 3,000 SWAT team raids per year in the early 80s but by last year there were about 40,000 raids. No, we have not gone from 3,000 dangerous criminals to 40,000 in 30 short years: we have gone from having SWAT team raids for very special situations to having teams of militarized police goons invade homes on just phone tips that there may be a little pot being used there. Reason magazine once reported that there were about 5 SWAT team raids a day in Maryland. Radley Balko likes to do a “raid of the day” post in his column.

In a CATO article Balko wrote:

Americans have long maintained that a man’s home is his castle and that he has the right to defend it from unlawful intruders. Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing. Over the last 25 years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units (most commonly called Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT) for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the home.

These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.

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But the SWAT teams are only a small part of the story. Police misconduct, abuse, and brutality are all around us. Anthony Gregory reported that “About as many Americans have been killed by police since 9/11/01 as died on that day. Between 1980 and 2005, police killed 9,500 people in the U.S., approximately one per day and almost three-fourths as many people as have been sentenced and executed in the United States since colonial times. A study in Harris County, Texas, found that between 1999 and mid 2005, officers in the county shot 65 unarmed people, killing 17.” We even have police using tasers on school children.

Alternet:

Madness: Even School Children Are Being Pepper-Sprayed and Shocked with Tasers

There is something truly disturbing about a society that seeks to control the behavior of schoolchildren through fear and violence, a tactic that harkens back to an era of paddle-bruised behinds and ruler-slapped wrists. Yet, some American school districts are pushing the boundaries of corporal punishment even further with the use of Tasers against unruly schoolchildren.

And then we have the new issue of the police killing the pets of citizens for their own perverse enjoyment. It is called “puppycide” these days. What sort of cowardly brute would shoot and kill a pet dog chained up in the back yard of a house or shoot a pet lapdog in the living room of someone’s home?

I wondered why we got such great videos of the meteor that struck Russia the other day. Was it coincidence that so many people were filming at the exact time the meteor struck? No, as it turns out the Russians are so convinced that their police are corrupt and dangerous that many Russians have bought dashboard cameras for their cars to have a visual record to use against the thugs called cops. This very short video explains their deep distrust of the Russian police.

In the three decades since the bombing of the MOVE house we have seen the police at all levels in the U.S. have become the brutal, immoral, corrupt occupying force that many warned against for so long. I read Malcom X when I was in college and at the time I thought he was being paranoid, but now I know that he was just telling us what was coming.  The cops have become the standing army the founders warned us against and they are truly the most dangerous gang of criminals the world has seen. (other than the State as a whole)

For much of U.S. history, especially until the beginning of the 20th century, Americans had less government and far fewer police. With the increase in size of the oppressive, bloated state has come the vast increase in the numbers of policemen.  The growth of modern leviathan can not be slowed if we continue to have the vast increase in militarized police that we have seen over the last 20 years.

In the last twenty years we have had about three times as many private guards as cops but we don’t hear about abuses by these “rent-a-cops”. It is as rare as hens teeth to hear of abuse or corruption by the private guard services even as the government cop abuses make news every day.  Private security guards are defenders of property rights and life.

There is every reason in the world to fight for the elimination of government cops in this country. We would all be better off without government funded, armed thugs terrorizing us at every turn. There is a great list of 50 reasons to abolish the Cops that you should read.

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We have seen small towns abolish (or here or here) their police force for various reasons. It should become a movement in this country. Remember, the police do not protect you or your property — they are a great danger to life and property. They are the very definition of evil.

18 thoughts on “The police are your enemy

  1. The pigs deserve everything coming to them soon. Its time they were the prey, itsnottoo ardour to find names and addresses of these Nazi cowards.

        • The Police is the enemy because the Press rarely report crimes and corruption and the Courts defend Police. 1/4 of our taxes go to pay Police to protect us,but they only protect the government in power.Most Canadians refuse dirty jobs,so the Police criminalize anybody they don’t like. Ounce you get arrested,even no charges,it will show in your record and you can only get poor jobs.Police create second class citizen to serve the rich. Sue me on that.

      • To persecute targets Police use sex spy,and all kind of snitches.But these snitches can blackmail authorities asking for all kinds of favors :housings,jobs, free university,false car axcidents,welfare,disabilities and much more like avoiding taxes.The snitch is the boss with his blackmail .Millions of tax dollars.Police and the Press,with theyr silence are the biggest threat to democra

    • Right–most “law enforcement” these days is just conspiracy to criminalize honest citizens. Except we’re not citizens anymore, we’re subjects.

      • Canada is a Police State. ,that criticize the Fhilippines for right abuses but ignoring local abuses. I am the victim of 40 years persecution, and all they have is my Italian name:giancarlo cenciarini 80 years old from Langford B.C.

        • Police use ex wives and family maintenance e.p. to steel from you if you are a target like me. The family maintenance are a criminal racket involved in drug dealings. They stoled over $40,000 from my pension ,also my driving licence and passaport. They do the dirty work for RCMP after targets.The Provincial Court judiciary are part of that mob(drugs) and defend Family maintenance e.p. Please sue me on that. My American Dream. Sociopaths all over.Descendents of all the black sheeps England dumped in Canada for centuries.

  2. Agree 100% that cops are the enemy of every US Citizen in this country 2016.
    Watch your backs and NEVER NEVER Trust a cop.

      • They gave me poverty so that I can not defend myself.They forced me not to work and put me on welfare for 5 years.They stoled my 3 houses,my adopted son,my business,my DNA,wrongly convicted 3 times,stoled my pension,my driving licence,my passaport, and much more until the 2 april 2018 when they tried to kill me on a crash with a car while I was riding my bike.

  3. In the name of our Constitutional Republican Mortal State and Liberal Democratic Mortal Society – and Nonviolence, avoiding aggression, and Nonsinning, avoiding harm to others – return the CIVIL Police to a MINIMUM of Tasks: Maintaining a Minimum of Order, Protecting Persons and Their Property, Preventing Violence – and THAT IS IT! Anything Else is the Road to George Orwell’s 1984. It is time to SEPARATE the Mortal State and Mortal Society – and turn Morality per se over to the latter. No Soviet KGB, no Nazi SS, no Thought Police, no KIDDING. Is this America or 1984’s Oceania/Airstrip One?! A new Constitution – with a Declaration of the Rights of the Person and the Citizen – would help. Buddha, Tao, Kami/Gods, and Megami/Goddesses Bless those who stand against the overreaching Police Power sought by BOTH Left AND Right Wingers. Cheers from the Void!

  4. i agree 100% as well. they def. suk. I HONESTLY DO NOT TRUST COPS!!!. everything i have worked hard for, is gone and is slowly going away. I hope they ALL get fuking killed and out of our lives forever. They do not care if you have family, kids or anything, yet they expect us to care about their lives??? ASSHOLES!!!

  5. Amazing how relevant this is in 2020. More people seem to be waking up. I watched a video interview of a woman in Louisville who said plainly on national television that she believes “cops are murderers who are here to kill us”, and the interviewer seemed to agree with her and said most people in the crowd behind them (it was at a protest) felt the same.

    But unfortunately, the “law and order” types are becoming more aggressive, and even militarizing themselves. Trump’s rhetoric is fueling that flame. The verdict in Breonna Taylor’s case has set a precedent that police can now kill any of us in our own homes, and all they have to say is “it was self-defence” to skirt accountability. When Kyle Rittenhouse is exonerated, it will set a precedent for more armed citizens to kill protesters, abetting police.

    I am truthfully fearful of the blood-lust that seems to be surfacing in half the population.

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