Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Arrival of The Police State

How many times have you seen a police officer and been afraid?

Have you ever been worried just by the mere act of speaking to an officer of the law, that you might get in trouble?

Police officers are public servants, with their original intent to be "Serve and Protect" the citizens. Somehow we have moved far away from that purpose.

For the past 50 years there have been numerous examples of police brutality around the world. Although its never publicly accepted or condoned by the powers that be, it still happens. When a police officer is found guilty (usually only when there is irrefutable evidence) they will receive a public admonishment, and a temporary suspension, probably with pay. But we are now reaching an age where everyday police brutality is accepted or ignored by the public. And since the big mainstream media corporations don't cover these topics most people don't even here about them.

Lets start with the February 11th raid of a Columbia, Missouri man. Police officers received a tip from an informant that Jonathon Whitman was running some sort of marijuana empire and was a distributor from his suburban home with his wife and two dogs. The investigators were issued a warrant to search his home based on this claim by a snitch. They waited til 8 days later to actually show up, a move which prompted the Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton to comment,"It’s my opinion that it needs to be served as soon as possible,” Burton said of the warrant. “The contraband can be disposed of. It they are going to do that, there is not much point in serving the warrant.”

Maybe he feels that way because regardless of whether or not Whitman had been running a drug empire, by the time the SWAT team busted in his door there wasn't much of anything.The SWAT team busted in his house and shot both of his dogs, KILLING A PIT BULL. They then proceeded to kick him while he was down. literally. He ended up pleading guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. Hardly an empire! Ok, ok, you say maybe the officers really were threatened by this dog. well, lets move on..

Victoria Helen Roger-Vasselin, a 67 year old woman from Yuba City, California was shot dead by police officers after refusing to answer questions from a census worker. There are differing accounts from the police, the census bureau and the woman's family of what exactly happened, but what we know for sure is that a Census Worker showed up to the house sometime around 8 or 9. The residents refused to answer questions, and brandished a weapon. The census worker called his superiors who notified the police. Two police officers arrived on the scene and spoke with 51-year-old Lionel Craig Patterson. He answered the door armed with a handgun, according to the police. At which time Victoria approached the door with a shotgun and refused to put it down. The officers then shot multiple times killing her on the spot.

First mans best friend, now our grandmothers are falling victim to police violence. But like i said one could argue the dogs were a threat, and these citizens were asking for trouble by arming themselves. So lets continue..

This is by far the sickest thing yet. On May 17th in Detroit the police, with a camera crew in tow, stormed into a house and MURDERED Aiyana Jones,a 7 year old girl.

They were searching for a murder suspect whose car was in the area, and believed to be at the house. Despite warnings from neighbors that there were children present in the house the Special Response Team executed a no-knock search warrant on a two-unit flat. An officer threw a stun grenade, an incendiary device designed to disorient and distract suspects, through the double panes of a front window, and at least one officer rushed into the downstairs unit. What they found was Aiyana asleep on the couch with her favorite disney blanket with her grandmother, Mertilla Jones. They then proceeded to shoot her in the neck.

The police have even tried to cover this up, and refuse to allow the video to be seen.
The victim's family said police told them the gun discharged because the girl's grandmother, Mertilla Jones, 46, grappled for the officer's weapon. Later Sunday, police spokesman John Roach said the officer and grandmother may have simply collided. At a press conference in front of the home, Mertilla Jones said there was no struggle:

"I hit the floor when I heard them hit the window. They blew my granddaughter's brains out. They killed her right before my eyes. I watched the light go out of her eyes. I seen it."

That event speaks for itself on the depravity being taught to our police officers. One last thing before we go. This is a highlight of how police are being protected but not us, the average citizen.

Recently a few Marylanders have found themselves facing felony charges for the dangerous and despicable charge of .... videotaping police officers!! Under Maryland law, conversations in private cannot be recorded without the consent of both people involved. Watch the video below to see exactly what happened.

So now there is a precedent set that could possibly be followed around the country. You cant video tape a police officer, despite the fact that they are on the job serving the public! Law professor Byron Warnken had this to say,"When you tell me to turn it off because it's against the law, you've proven to me that I'm not secretly taping you. He doesn't have the right to say, if you don't stop recording me, I'm going to arrest you."

My advice is to videotape every police officer, every politician, every person of authority as often as you possibly can. Our laws are supposed to protect the people from the authorities to some extent, but it is WE the citizens who must constantly keep an eye on authority figures in order to keep them in line.We have to keep them in check, and let them know the real power lies with the people. If you would like to see what real police officers are doing check out The Oath Keepers.

Until next time,


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