A very large number of black people aren’t rioters and thugs just like a very large number of white people don’t go around pointing machine guns at people and kidnapping them. The common thread among all of those who don’t do the nasty things is that they’re not criminals, and have an inherent civil right to resist violence attempted against their person — a right that is constantly under assault by those who do commit the evil acts, whether they happen to have magical blue suits on or not.
Karl Denninger - Let’s (Properly) Rewrite A News Story
August 14, 2014
[First go read the whole thing, it's absolutely worth it and illustrates one of my biggest problems with law enforcement and how they're treated. Here's an illustrative picture of exactly what he's talking about.
K, all read up? Here is another recent incident:
That woman is pointing the firearm at another person, her finger is on the trigger. There is no question that woman is committing assault with a deadly weapon. However thanks to the fact she's a police officer in the LAPD this has just been kicked to internal affairs and she will at most get a slap on the wrist.
Think about that for a second. A cop can do this:
and it's perfectly acceptable and OK. Never mind rule 2. Cops evidently are exempt and when they point a gun at someone it is NOT a threat of deadly force, it's just them doing what cops do. This is NOT acceptable in a free society and should not be tolerated. The problem is, who's policing the police. That's right, they've made it us vs them and that's why Ferguson has turned into a battle ground. If I heard there was a militia rolling that way tomorrow it wouldn't surprise me one bit.
If you aren't questioning the militarization of law enforcement compare it now to 20 years ago. This crap needs to stop.
Besides, when cops behave like the above is it any surprise that innocent unarmed people are shot? The rules exist for a reason. -B]