The recent spate of police brutality is no accident. It’s not a freak coincidence, it’s the way it’s always been. Would I sound like a paranoid conspiracy theorist if I said that the increasing militarization of the police is a carefully shepherded phenomena designed to slowly ensnare us in a web of oppression and fear? Well, I don’t care, because them’s the facts, man!

Four Recent Outrages
You’ve probably heard about the recent tasering of a U of Florida student who tried to ask John Kerry a few questions (but didn’t seem interested in hearing an answer). The kid, Andrew Meyer, was being kind of a dick and he overreacted and basically caused that situation by freaking out (notice how the cops lept into action when he mentioned Skull and Bones). He is now famous for pleading “Don’t Taze me, Bro!” shortly before he had 50,000 volts applied to his nuts.

This kid’s annoying dorkiness doesn’t absolve the police/security folks of responsibility. The fact that they tasered a guy who was subdued and on the ground is reprehensible. If you have six cops surrounding a suspect (who should’ve been escourted out, not arrested) there is absolutely no need to taser him.

Then there’s an older video that just made it on Digg showing a police officer shooting an Air Force security officer at point blank range for no apparent reason. There was an investigation and a trial and — (surprise!) Officer Ivory Webb was cleared on all counts.

Next we have the case of the delinquent granny who was finally brought to justice. Her crime? Not watering her lawn:

Betty Perry is charged with resisting arrest and failing to maintain her landscaping, both misdemeanors.

She was arrested July 6 after failing to give her name to a police officer who visited her home.

During a struggle, Perry fell and injured her nose. She spent more than an hour in a holding cell before police released her.

I bet we all feel safer with Ms. Perry behind bars.

If you think the police can’t top that, think again. Next is the case of the wheelchair-bound schizophrenic:

Officers said they arrived to find Delafield in a wheelchair, armed with two knives and a hammer. Police said the woman was swinging the weapons at family members and police.

Within an hour of her call to 911, Delafield, a wheelchair-bound woman documented to have mental illness, was dead.

Family attorney Rick Alexander said Delafield’s death could have been prevented and that there are four things that jump out at him about the case. “One, she’s in a wheelchair. Two, she’s schizophrenic. Three, they’re using a Taser on a person that’s in a wheelchair, and then four is that they tasered her 10 times for a period of like two minutes,” Alexander said.

According to a police report, one of the officers used her Taser gun nine times for a total of 160 seconds and the other officer discharged his Taser gun once for a total of no more than five seconds.

Now, I’m sure that was a difficult situation, but I fail to see why it was necessary to taser an old woman in a wheelchair. Surely a person who can’t walk can be restrained fairly easily. In fact, we know she was not a threat because the lady cop managed to shock her for a total of 160 seconds — almost 3 minutes. And now she’s dead.

A Fluke Spurt of Stupidity?
So where did I find all of these stories? Did I go to a site dedicated to monitoring police brutality like CopWatch?

No. I found them all on Digg. All on the same page!

Now, this is no doubt more than normal, but it points to a larger problem in our society: The police are out of control.

And that’s exactly the way certain people want it.

The Real Role of Cops
You see, there’s a common misconception about police. Some people (mostly white, middle class folks) think that the police are here to “protect and serve” everybody. But notice that their motto doesn’t say anything about protecting everybody, or even treating everybody equally. It’s conspicuous by its absence, in fact.

The truth is that the police are paid to protect and serve the ruling class and the ruling class mostly needs protection from the underclass.

America is a classist society, just like the U.K. or India. The rich and poor divide is sometimes as stark as the difference between slums and condos. Poor people naturally get angry and even violent when they realize that their situation is completely hopeless. No amount of hard work will get you rich when your only job skills are burger-flipping and bathroom-scrubbing. So sometimes the poor take matters into their own hands and try to steal something from the rich. That’s where the police come in. If you rob a house or steal a car you will be arrested; simple as that.

But what happens when the rich steal from the poor?

For the most part: Nothing. The elite can literally write our laws with a few well-placed campaign contributions. They can make their left illegal while they continually try to box the underclass in with obscene violations of the first amendment like free speech zones. The elite ghettoize our inner cities, offshore our jobs, make helpful drugs illegal, send our children to die in pointless wars, kill all those who stand in their way and terrorize the rest of us with servile propaganda and there’s not a goddamn thing anyone of us can do about it.

Asside from high-profile cases like Enron, the elite are completely free to run wild and reshape society to their liking. And the way they seem to like it is: The rich can do whatever they want, the poor and middle class must be monitored constantly and arrested instantly if they step out line.

The police subconsciously know this. They know that becoming a cop grants them power over others, but they seem to know not to abuse this power when it comes to rich people.

You don’t see a bunch of people in Lexuses getting pulled over on Cops. That’s not because they’re not speeding and not doing anything illegal. I bet there’s a lot of cocaine in a lot of glove compartments in a lot of Lexuses (would that be “Lexi”?). But the cops know better than to fuck with the rich. The rich have lawyers, they have friends in the force, they have resources and most important, they know politicians who can put the squeeze on the captain and get you reassigned to guarding the Taco Bell.

Poor people have none of these connections or resources.

It’s fine with the rich if you want to oppress poor folk; in fact it’s pretty much encouraged. The rich know that by giving the cops special privileges they can secure the fealty of the police. So the police are permitted to act like they own the place as long as they don’t step on the toes of the elite — the only people who outrank the cops in our society.

So the real role of cops in society is to protect the elite from the underclass, which includes the middle class, but the middle class is mostly pacified by TV, material goods and beer. The police are free to get their jollies off by knocking a few heads together as long as they don’t beat up the son of somebody powerful. The elite like how the cops are hated and feared by the poor and respected and feared by the middle class. This gives the elite free reign since the cops fear and respect the upper class, the only group of people more powerful that themselves.

The Militarization of the Police
Gang members know the police as just another gang; a more powerful one, but a gang nonetheless. But the people who control the police (the elite, if you haven’t been paying attention) are increasingly arming the police as if they were a standing army. The militarization of the police has occurred mostly over the last 50 years and is spurred by two bullshit ideological wars: The War on Drugs and the War on Terror.

The police in most major now have enough armament to invade and occupy a small country. Hell, we could’ve sent our cops to Iraq and they probably would have done a better job at containing the populace since they’re more thoroughly trained for that sort of thing than the army. That’s no accident. The cops are an army; an army of the elite. Their enemy, let there be no doubt, is you.

The plan is to make America into a fascist state: Amerika. They started slowly and carefully, and as they’ve gained strength the police have gradually been let off their leash, but the end result is inevitable: a police state.

It’s not like this hasn’t happened before. In the late 1800s and early 1900s this country was consumed by labor strife. The Socialist Party was founded to look after worker’s right and communism was gaining strength because the Robber Barons’ form of capitalism was so completely corrupt that there was no difference between the Government and Big Business (sound familiar?).

Hand of the Oligarchy
The Rockefellers basically controlled this country like it was theirs. When they had labor troubles they simply called in the police. The police busted heads and smashed the ranks of the striking workers and forced them to return to work for pitiful wages. The idea that the police can act as an arm of the Oligarchy is unfortunately not a new one. Things got better for awhile, but now we seem to headed right back to where we were a hundred years ago.

If anything the propaganda is a hundred times better now; many people think the police are there to protect everyone, but that simply isn’t the case. In many poor neighborhoods, if you call the cops they might show up four hours later. The nicer your neighborhood, the quicker the response. Many poor folks don’t even bother calling the cops. This, again, is not a new phenomenon: in fact, that’s how the Mafia got its start. The Italian and Irish Mobs began because a person of Italian or Irish descent could not expect to be treated fairly under the law. They knew that they had to take care of each other or nobody would; certainly the cops were more likely to beat you over the head with a baton than listen to your tale of woe. Like our current gang troubles the Irish Mafia was made possible by Prohibition. When a popular product is made illegal it can be extremely lucrative for those on the wrong side of the law; so much so that they can buy influence on the other side of the law and corrupt the entire system in the process.

Now the blacks are the new Irish and they have no pull with the cops, even though many black people are on the force (just like with the Irish). The difference is that the cops look after each other first, regardless of ethnicity. Once you are a cop you belong to a special club which is virtually above the law. As long as you don’t violate the Blue Code of Silence you can expect to reap the rewards of being superior to the underclass.

Tale of the Tasers
The weapons a cop receives are a totem to his power over others. Normal people are not allowed to openly carry dangerous weapons around, especially as the second amendment has been eroded. An officer’s gun identifies him as a member of a powerful group and symbolizes his social superiority and separateness from the masses.

Tasers are the new nightsticks. Cops will use a taser at the drop of a hat because it makes compliance push-button easy. It should be noted that taser are not nonlethal; they are “less lethal” which is how I would describe a knife versus a gun. In no way are tasers harmless; they’ve been responsible for hundreds of deaths in the last few years.

Between tasers, pepper spray, nightsticks and ray guns the police have all sorts of “less lethal” devices to ensure submission. Add in handguns, shotguns and the heavy artillery used by SWAT teams and you have enough firepower to conquer a major rebellion… which seems to be the plan.

The Oligarchy seems to be expecting trouble from us, the unruly populace. I can only wonder why, but perhaps they know how foul and oppressive their policies are. If so, they can’t plead ignorance to our plight; they are in fact responsible for it. The Oligarchy has no love for democracy; they clearly prefer fascism; it’s so much more convenient. Sadly, many Americans agree.

But you know, “oligarchy”, “fascism”, “democracy” and “freedom” are just big, abstract concepts. At the end of the day it all comes down to what we experience in the world. This video is but a small example of the arrogance and violent entitlement that many cops feel:

Cops see their badge as a license to take the law into their own hands. Don’t like the customer service you’ve received? Pepper-spray’em and arrest’em. If any of us did the same thing we would be in jail for a long time, but this cop got off scot free. There’s justice for you; Amerikan-style.


 

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8 Responses to “The Police are Paid to "Protect and Serve" the Rich, Not You and Me”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Every cop, anywhere in the world is the same. They are you’re old school bully all grown up with a gun.Only difference is that now the principal doesn’t try to restrain them.

  2. matelot says:

    OH REEEAALY you thnk ?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Interesting article. I would add something which is below the radar, but I bet a lot of people have noticed or would once they see my point. In countless ways we have an unspoken middle and lower class “code” which we’re supposed to obey, and if we don’t we’re likely to run afoul of the boys and girls in blue. Here’s a simple example: walking.In the USA you are nobody without a car, and everyone knows it. Hence, you can be stopped by a cop on the street simply for walking. It’s happened to me three times in my life so far. I wasn’t doing anything out of the ordinary, just walking, twice at night and once in broad daylight, and I had my stats run through the system all three times. One of those times I was a few feet from my place of employ, wearing a shirt with the name of the business on it. My boss came out and explained I was taking out the trash, but the cop ran my stats anyway.Another example is bicycling, for the same reasons as walking. There was a recent incident involving a cop beating and tasing a man for riding his bike from the Minneapolis airport. Even though there were no signs prohibiting him from riding on the roads he was using the cop told him he couldn’t. When the rider gave him the ultimatum of “cite a charge and arrest me or leave me be” and the officer could not he tried to ride away and was beaten/tased, and arrested.Musicians are another “fringe” element: ask any musician and they will tell you of tales of disrespect by mainstream society, and cops are often called. I’ve had numerous run-ins with cops for either trying to load or unload gear, or as a result of “noise” issues, even inside clubs which are zoned and designated music venues. Of course blacks and latinos no doubt experience these types of things way more often than whites do, and it’s just now becoming so mainstream that everyone with half a brain is noticing it, or should be.

  4. fallout11 says:

    So sad, but so true.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “protect and serve” wow! I don’t think I see that on cop cars anymore. Perhaps, since the 2005 decision of Gonzales v. Castle Rock, Law enforcement employees got a good thing going. Since Gonzales, a disgusting interpretation of the constitution by Scalia type Judges, says that Americans have no Constitutional Right to be protected from murder or any violent act, even if they have a restraining order to protect them, and even if the law enforcement willfully ignores calls to enforce the court order.Wow! Now Criminal Justice employees have to hire more employees to prosecute the more murders that will occur, because enforcement has been made unconstitutional, and not required! Now they can be safer and just prosecute more crimes a reflex caused by the Supreme Court. [side bar: think of all the protections they give to non murder victims as a "constitutional right"] We now know that if they fail to protect and you sue them, their defense is “so what we are immune!” You will lose! I am suing officials in federal court for similar failure to act. They are immune, but my cause of action is Pembaur v. City of Cincinnati precedence that bars policy of officials to selective enforce failure to act! That is a no no! But you may have to be a protected class of person to have constitutional rights. Study the difference between Title 42 U.S. Code section 1985 and 1983.http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode42/usc_sec_42_00001985—-000-.html Key word, “any person” has been defined by “class of person” as interpreted in the Supreme Court. It seems sort of redundant to believe that “any person” is a non class person, when “class of person” is in the same sentence of that code. The wording is not as it seems, therefore you have to dig deeper to find Supreme or lower Court cases dismissed in favor of official defendants, which reveals the truth supporting my allegationshttp://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/1983.html Key words are “act of congress” What did congress mean under the 11th amendment? That is the real truth. Unlock the deception that is in the Code by what is really interpreted buried in a gazillion words in Court Reporter volumes not transparent to the average citizen. It seems that civil, penal, U.S. codes are propaganda that is pliable to each situation. This is very controlling and a potential abuse for an alleged Democracy controlled by people who have, without democratic process, made themselves immune, an act that is not compatible with the founders promise to citizen soldiers that gave their lives by trusting their lives based upon the contract called the Declaration of Independence that promised them, the new Union would be free of immunity that “despots” abused willfully!This U.S. Code, codifies segregation and makes it legal to deprive rights of certain “sub” humans, but only in the United States! There are only two types of Human Beings in the United States. Those who are protected class of humans who the U.S. will allow a jury trial to sue official abusers, and there are Non protected humans, who have no class [no pun intended](usually the poor) and Federal Judges have law that will deny a demand for Jury Trial! What recent historical epoch is similar? I recall Nazi Germans who slowly marginalized a class of people in order for the German Citizens to eventually go along with open Genocide of millions of Humans. Doe not worry If you are a “class of person” Because U.S. Code designate you as the superior class of human! You are superior to non class identified under 1983. Again, they determined this with the evidence by the U.S. Code Title 42 Section 1985 that distinguishes non protected lower forms of Humans that have no classification under the Federal Law! How does this make sense! In America, all United States humans are “created equal!” But no! Non class citizen Under Title 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, which is federal United States Law, the clearly establishes the segregation of Protected Class Humans. Using Euclidian Logic of “If and then,” Sub Humans are identified as those who can sue for abuse of power under section 1983 but not win! Why put it in simple English and open law? SO IT ISN’T LEGAL TO Discriminate! Any questions? Any Arguments backed by law or sane rule to contradict this fact? If so please educate me! My physical disability may make me a class of person! Phew! Thought I was subhuman for a few months anyways.

  6. Pat H. says:

    “protect and serve” wow! I don’t think I see that on cop cars anymore. Perhaps, since the 2005 decision of Gonzales v. Castle Rock, Law enforcement employees got a good thing going. Since Gonzales, a disgusting interpretation of the constitution by Scalia type Judges, says that Americans have no Constitutional Right to be protected from murder or any violent act, even if they have a restraining order to protect them, and even if the law enforcement willfully ignores calls to enforce the court order.Wow! Now Criminal Justice employees have to hire more employees to prosecute the more murders that will occur, because enforcement has been made unconstitutional, and not required! Now they can be safer and just prosecute more crimes a reflex caused by the Supreme Court. [side bar: think of all the protections they give to non murder victims as a "constitutional right"] We now know that if they fail to protect and you sue them, their defense is “so what we are immune!” You will lose! I am suing officials in federal court for similar failure to act. They are immune, but my cause of action is Pembaur v. City of Cincinnati precedence that bars policy of officials to selective enforce failure to act! That is a no no! But you may have to be a protected class of person to have constitutional rights. Study the difference between Title 42 U.S. Code section 1985 and 1983.http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode42/usc_sec_42_00001985—-000-.html Key word, “any person” has been defined by “class of person” as interpreted in the Supreme Court. It seems sort of redundant to believe that “any person” is a non class person, when “class of person” is in the same sentence of that code. The wording is not as it seems, therefore you have to dig deeper to find Supreme or lower Court cases dismissed in favor of official defendants, which reveals the truth supporting my allegationshttp://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/1983.html Key words are “act of congress” What did congress mean under the 11th amendment? That is the real truth. Unlock the deception that is in the Code by what is really interpreted buried in a gazillion words in Court Reporter volumes not transparent to the average citizen. It seems that civil, penal, U.S. codes are propaganda that is pliable to each situation. This is very controlling and a potential abuse for an alleged Democracy controlled by people who have, without democratic process, made themselves immune, an act that is not compatible with the founders promise to citizen soldiers that gave their lives by trusting their lives based upon the contract called the Declaration of Independence that promised them, the new Union would be free of immunity that “despots” abused willfully!This U.S. Code, codifies segregation and makes it legal to deprive rights of certain “sub” humans, but only in the United States! There are only two types of Human Beings in the United States. Those who are protected class of humans who the U.S. will allow a jury trial to sue official abusers, and there are Non protected humans, who have no class [no pun intended](usually the poor) and Federal Judges have law that will deny a demand for Jury Trial! What recent historical epoch is similar? I recall Nazi Germans who slowly marginalized a class of people in order for the German Citizens to eventually go along with open Genocide of millions of Humans. Doe not worry If you are a “class of person” Because U.S. Code designate you as the superior class of human! You are superior to non class identified under 1983. Again, they determined this with the evidence by the U.S. Code Title 42 Section 1985 that distinguishes non protected lower forms of Humans that have no classification under the Federal Law! How does this make sense! In America, all United States humans are “created equal!” But no! Non class citizen Under Title 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, which is federal United States Law, the clearly establishes the segregation of Protected Class Humans. Using Euclidian Logic of “If and then,” Sub Humans are identified as those who can sue for abuse of power under section 1983 but not win! Why put it in simple English and open law? SO IT ISN’T LEGAL TO Discriminate! Any questions? Any Arguments backed by law or sane rule to contradict this fact? If so please educate me! My physical disability may make me a class of person! Phew! Thought I was subhuman for a few months anyways.

  7. obbop says:

    The elite’s government FEARS you!!!!!!

    Their fear is manifested in the laws they pass. Here is a law banning what MANY of the Founders wrote is a RIGHT of citizens when a government no longer represents them:

    Section 2385. Advocating overthrow of Government

    Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or
    teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of
    overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or
    the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession
    thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by
    force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any
    such government; or
    Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any
    such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates,
    sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed
    matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity,
    desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any
    government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts
    to do so; or
    Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society,
    group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the
    overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or
    violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any
    such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes
    thereof -
    Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
    twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by
    the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five
    years next following his conviction.
    If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in
    this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
    not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for
    employment by the United States or any department or agency
    thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
    As used in this section, the terms ”organizes” and
    ”organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of
    persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new
    units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes,
    and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

    The federal government is allowing MILLIONS of illegals to invade our country. Corporate America is becoming increasingly more powerful and influential. Yet, according to the government of for and by the elites YOU, a citizen, have to accept whatever the government does with NO recourse other than voting…… and there is sufficient proof that shows to me voting is worthless since the entrenched power structure ensures that the emplaced elite class can not be removed.

    The Founders specifically wrote of the people’s right to abolish a government when it no longer represents them.

    Tyranny is upon is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://obbop.wordpress.com/

  8. Maltina says:

    Outstanding stuff, better than the internet, yet with the advantages of being on the internet (e.g. still being easily available for people to read three years later).

    Over here in Europe, it’s not unusual to hear someone who visited LA tell you their ‘I tried to walk from A to B and the cops arrested me’ story. Seems like the cops usually notice their foreign accents, as they don’t generally beat them up.

    More power to your blog, hope you’re still writing, I’m going to explore further. In the meantime, could you delete the spam? It’s polluting your pages.

    Cheers from London, UK.

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