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The Washington Post on why getting beaten by the police is probably your own fault

So, the Washington Post has an article, “I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me” written by an LAPD officer and professor of homeland security at a for-profit college. And, yeah, it’s pretty much an explanation of why everyone should just shut up and cooperate with the police no matter what. Here’s a bit:

Working the street, I can’t even count how many times I withstood curses, screaming tantrums, aggressive and menacing encroachments on my safety zone, and outright challenges to my authority.

And a little later:

Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me.

My sources indicate that this is an up-to-date picture of the author:

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I wasn’t the only one that night. This is Trevor getting some practice at lettering on Dustin before tackling mine.



Months after their conduct was discovered, two police officers were disciplined for making a game of stealing signs from homeless people in Midland, Texas — and many believe the cops’ punishment was not harsh enough to fit the offense.


20 Years Ago Today…

Was my first run-in with The Law. It was New Year’s Eve, and my friend and I were going to see Aerosmith at the Boston Garden, because it was 1993 and that’s what people did back then. They hadn’t gotten as ridiculous as they are now. Anyways, the point of the story is that we were at South Station after taking the Commuter Rail into downtown Boston for the concert and I derailed a train and got yelled at by the police.

OK, it wasn’t a real, you know, full-sized train. There was a Christmas-themed model train layout on display in the station lobby. My friend and I were killing time trying to get pennies to rest on top of the train cars as it came around the one spot close enough to do so. My hand slipped, and the caboose came loose. On the next go-around, the engine crashed into the loose caboose, and the whole thing went off the rails. It was just a total train wreck.

Apparently, the place was filled with throngs of model train lovers or something (I know, at a train station, who would have guessed) who went to the officers stationed in the, err, station to point out the two ne’er-do-wells ruining the festive atmosphere, and wreaking untold havoc for the miniature residents of the model train display. Snitches. And my friend preferred sticking around to see what would happen to my idea of just leaving quickly.

So, I got a stern talking-to from a couple police officers. They explained that were I in the military, I’d never hear the end of an event such as had occurred. I ventured that perhaps that was why I wasn’t in the military. I don’t know where the impulse to be a bit of a sarcastic dick came from, and I think I may have gotten in another good comment or two, as well, but I’ve always been a little proud of myself for that. Eventually, they let us continue on to our scheduled appointment, after taking my information, which they never followed up on.

And Aerosmith kicked ass, just in case you were wondering.

 


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myzaree:

Best one I’ve seen so far.

People should link to the original over at Life Is Posers. Tumblr won’t let me change the source. Is that a new “feature”?

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Washington, DC Metropolitan Police undercover officer Nicole Rizzi, who infiltrates numerous protests in DC to report their activities back to the police. She goes by the name “Missy” and is shown at left passing out leaflets at a World Bank protest. Spying on activist groups like this doesn’t actually seem like a legal thing for the DC Police to be doing. But, pigs always think of themselves as above the law.



dogsmokingweed:

WHOA. AND , YEAH,

dogsmokingweed:

WHOA. AND , YEAH,

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Fancy Lad Skate Co. are neighbors of mine. Check them out. In any event, Cathy Mitchel is obviously part of the recent trend of Boston Police having nothing better to do than troll social media for illegal parties, because that’s the sort of fascist shit they love. Here’s Fancy Lad’s list of suggestions in response to the question: 

Fancy Lad Skate Co. are neighbors of mine. Check them out. In any event, Cathy Mitchel is obviously part of the recent trend of Boston Police having nothing better to do than troll social media for illegal parties, because that’s the sort of fascist shit they love. Here’s Fancy Lad’s list of suggestions in response to the question: 



An actually effective Miranda warning would start with a fanfare. A formalized “here ye, here ye…” Maybe a scroll. It would be explicit. Have terms like “If you talk to me, you will likely say the wrong thing and I will fuck you up, little man. I will very likely take your words and explain to a jury or judge that because of those words, you deserve to die. I have the right to lie to you. I may make you a promise I have no intention of keeping. You may think you can tell me the right thing, but I will still arrest you anyway and let the court sort it out. You have the right to a lawyer, but who knows if it will be a good lawyer, but really, any lawyer is better than no lawyer before you spill your guts because only a lawyer can really get a deal for you and if you always get a better deal before you talk than after. Ok, do you want to shut up and get a lawyer now? (Cop pantomimes yes while waiting for a response).”

Dayvid Figler, “As Your Attorney, I Advise You That Miranda Is Bullshit

This is a good read on Miranda warnings, and how much leeway the cops still have, and use, in questioning suspects. Unfortunately, the article is only available for free for another day; apologies if you don’t get to it in time.



fromgreecetoanarchy:

Riot Police abducts 2 village residents in Greece, the residents burn the Police Station in response.

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It’s 6 in the morning in Greece and following the door breaking by the police special forces in the village of Ierissos at 3:15 in the morning and the abduction of 2 people, the residents of the village gathered in the square and attacked the Police Station burning anyhting that was inside!

Just to remind you that the residents in that area Greece have been protesting for a long time now against the goldmine opertions that will poison their land and destroy ancient forests in the name of capitalist development!.


https://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1466038

Burning police stations? Always nice to see.

 
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Too bad you were not here this weekend. Patty’s day is a mad house I am still pissing green beer. The cops do break balls something wicked here. What’s the address for Saturday Night, love DIY concerts.
Some narc, because the Boston Police apparently have nothing better to do than try to keep people from having basement punk shows.


worduplookoutforthecops:

ungovernablesf:

Anarchist & poet Carlo Giuliani, laying lifeless after being shot point-blank in the face & then ran over by police at the 2001 Anti-G8 protests in Genoa.

never fucking forgive.

Since I took the effort to type Jonathan Neale’s description of this from You Are G8, We Are 6 Billion, back on the anniversary of it, but it didn’t get much notice, I’ll give it another shot (since this one’s got a picture):

The tactic that most disorganized the White Overalls, and that they least expected, was that the police drove vehicles into the crowd. They used police buses and jeeps and they drove at 50 miles an hour. People scattered for their lives. The buses and jeeps would then pull back and drive into the crowd again and again.
One of the jeeps overshot, and it ended up almost against a wall. It stalled, and a few protesters approached the jeep, angry but scared as well. A soldier, a young conscript, was sitting in the back, the jeep open behind him. He threw out a fire extinguisher at an approaching demonstrator, Carlo Giuliani. Giuliani was 23 years old and did casual work when he could get it. He had been born in Rome, but had lived in Genoa most of his life. His father was a full-time official with the trade unions in Genoa, and Caro had learned his parents’ love for social justice. Now he was wearing a black mask to hide his identity, though he wasn’t part of the Black Block. He stooped and picked up the fire extinguisher. On the video of the event, it looks as if he is considering throwing the fire extinguisher back at the jeep. Then he lowers the fire extinguisher, apparently deciding not to, and the soldier shoots him in the head with a handgun.
Giuliani fell. The jeep driver reversed back over his body, stopped, and then drove forward again over the body. The protesters fell back, and a wall of police came running up and surrounded Giuliani’s body. They took his mask off. He looked young, and very thin.

worduplookoutforthecops:

ungovernablesf:

Anarchist & poet Carlo Giuliani, laying lifeless after being shot point-blank in the face & then ran over by police at the 2001 Anti-G8 protests in Genoa.

never fucking forgive.

Since I took the effort to type Jonathan Neale’s description of this from You Are G8, We Are 6 Billion, back on the anniversary of it, but it didn’t get much notice, I’ll give it another shot (since this one’s got a picture):

The tactic that most disorganized the White Overalls, and that they least expected, was that the police drove vehicles into the crowd. They used police buses and jeeps and they drove at 50 miles an hour. People scattered for their lives. The buses and jeeps would then pull back and drive into the crowd again and again.

One of the jeeps overshot, and it ended up almost against a wall. It stalled, and a few protesters approached the jeep, angry but scared as well. A soldier, a young conscript, was sitting in the back, the jeep open behind him. He threw out a fire extinguisher at an approaching demonstrator, Carlo Giuliani. Giuliani was 23 years old and did casual work when he could get it. He had been born in Rome, but had lived in Genoa most of his life. His father was a full-time official with the trade unions in Genoa, and Caro had learned his parents’ love for social justice. Now he was wearing a black mask to hide his identity, though he wasn’t part of the Black Block. He stooped and picked up the fire extinguisher. On the video of the event, it looks as if he is considering throwing the fire extinguisher back at the jeep. Then he lowers the fire extinguisher, apparently deciding not to, and the soldier shoots him in the head with a handgun.

Giuliani fell. The jeep driver reversed back over his body, stopped, and then drove forward again over the body. The protesters fell back, and a wall of police came running up and surrounded Giuliani’s body. They took his mask off. He looked young, and very thin.



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Newton’s Third Law

pieceinthepuzzlehumanity:

You can fill black and brown bodies with bullets for only so long before black and brown bodies fill the streets. When that happens, your riot gear won’t be able to save you.

Along similar lines, I’ll add this quote from Black Rage by William Grier and Price Cobbs:

As a sapling bent low stores energy for a violent backswing, blacks bent double by oppression have stored energy which will be released in the form of rage—black rage, apocalyptic and final.