OK, let’s face it, we mere mortals cannot begin to comprehend the power that the police possess. They’re not like us. How do I know this? Well, because if I feel someone is a threat to my life, I can’t just go and shoot them to death. But the police can, and that makes them special. They can kill just about anyone they want with impunity. They are backed up by their departments, the rule of law, the state, and the federal government. They are so highly trained that your simple mind can’t understand, and they don’t want your head to explode if they try to explain it, so they dumb it all down for the masses and explain how the latest murder-by-badge is OK because of some elite level of training that renders the officer capable of divining the intent of the scumbag they shot. Oh, and yes, make no mistake: everyone who is shot by cops are scumbags and that’s a fact. How do I know this? Well, simple. The cops shot them, so they must have been scumbags. Simple logic.
We’re all brainwashed to think this way. We look at people in positions of ultimate power over our lives as if they are somehow up higher than the rest of us; on a pedestal of superhuman, otherworldly power. We do this with Doctors, Judges, Lawyers, Politicians, and Police. But I’m here to bust the “mental illness” of this belief system that defies all laws of common sense. They’re not special. They’re not super human. They don’t have anything better, or different, or special. They have a bunch of impressive sounding buzz-words that surround them and make them appear special. But they’re not. They eat, they spit their food when they talk with their mouths full, they lust, they cheat, they have internalized low self esteem that is buffered by their belief that they’re more important than everyone else, they shit, they piss, they masturbate, they love, they hate, they lie, and they die. Just like all of us. So what makes the police so special that they can commit murder with impunity? I’m embarrassed and disgusted to be associated with this incredible Justification Generation that seems to have hijacked the power of law today.
We wage war against a sovereign country, and justify it because we think they’re going to do us harm, even though they actually haven’t. We maim and murder men women and children in impoverished third world countries and justify it because they might grow up and become our enemies anyway. We murder unarmed mentally ill citizens right here in the USA (the newest 3rd world country – not the greatest country on earth anymore hate to break it to you) because they won’t get down on the ground when a bunch of testosterone-infused paramilitary looking assault weapon toting strangers are screaming on top of their lungs after breaking down your door and justify it because, well, the Police have special training and know when their lives are in danger.
I watched a video of a cop who fired 11 shots into a mentally disabled man who lived with his parents. They busted down the door with no warning, screamed “get on the floor” three or four times and then opened fire when the frightened and confused mentally ill man didn’t comply. The cops were cleared of any wrongdoing, holding the “I felt my life was threatened” card. You could hear the boy’s mother screaming and crying in the background, the very world she lived in shattered beyond any hope of repair. I read a report that showed that as many as 50% of all police related citizen deaths occur against the mentally ill – those who likely just need help. I have an adult son with Autism and that video really rocked my world, because I immediately thought of how he would naturally fight back in that circumstance, not understanding exactly what was going on.
I watched a video of a cop shoot and kill a motorist who was pulled over for running a stop sign. The guy didn’t know the cop had even pulled him over. He was in a gas station parking lot. He got out of his car and when the cop, brandishing his firearm, yelled “Stop! Let me see your license and registration”, the guy turned around to reach in his car to get his wallet. The cop shot him four times.
I watched a video of an “expert” in police procedure who explained, very eloquently, that the human body is impossible to stop. The only way to stop one is one of two ways:
- extinguish the central nervous system with a shot to the head
- hemorrhagic evacuation – which he explained means shooting the person several times in the internal organs so they bleed out and die.
I watched this idiot with disbelief, because last time I checked a nightstick to the kneecap used to work just fine to take someone down. But hey, they wouldn’t be able to feed their bloodlust (face it, that’s all it is: justified and sanctioned bloodlust) with a nightstick, so why not just shoot the guy once in the knee? That’ll take him down pronto.
I’m telling you this right here and right now: there is NO GOOD REASON for the police to kill citizens. Period. Then End. No good reason. There is no justification, especially claiming that the person has a long criminal record. That doesn’t matter, that person has rights, and the one that comes to mind immediately is the right to the assumption of innocence. It’s up to the State and the Courts to prove a case of guilt – not the police – and, well, hate to tell you this but just because somebody committed a hundred crimes yesterday doesn’t mean they should pay for an alleged involvement in a crime today with their lives.
We are surrounded by the most paradoxical set of living standards today that have ever existed in history. It’s OK for the powers of civil authority to commit murder with impunity, and this extreme “Police State” reality has given birth to a new, highly violent and extremely dangerous class of street criminals. But you and I can’t use the same defense if our lives are threatened by these criminals. That’s a double-standard. I think if the Police can use the “my life was in danger” defense, so should the rest of us. The Prison Industrial Complex is getting rich on the application of this absurd double-standard.
And before you tell me that the cops can’t shoot someone in the knee to disable them because it’s just too hard to do that, let me stop you right there. They have super powers. Remember?
Have an AWESOME Day!!!