Skip to comments.4 Reasons the Police Are Suddenly Terrifying
Posted on 07/11/2014 12:56:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Despite a continuing lack of rich vigilante superheroes, crime in America has been dropping for decades. Among other things, this means that police officers now have it easier: It's safer to be a cop today than it has been in over 50 years. In fact, the number of police officers killed by guns in 2012 was the lowest since 1887, and I'm pretty sure guns back then were steam powered and required 10 minutes of hand cranking.
And yet, as we've written about before, police departments all over America are going mad with power. SWAT teams are everywhere, doing stuff like storming art galleries for serving alcohol without the right permit and raiding Tibetan monks who overstayed their visas. In general, American cops are projecting less "friendly face of public order" and more "bad guys who just stumbled out of a young-adult dystopian movie."
Why has this happened? Why are so many of America's police, who I'd like to assume are mostly normal, decent human beings, acting like they're policing a futuristic war zone instead of crime-lite America? Well, for a start ...
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I wish “law enforcement” was as ENTHUSIASTIC about cracking down on ILLEGAL ALIENS as they are about genuine Americans!
HINT: Which group is a) More likely to actually show up in court, and b) Less likely to murder cops?
I’m guessing Hollywood has a lot to do with the oread if the police state. When you keep showing futuristic police state films like Fifth Element, Total Recall, Elysium, some of the crap will stick on the wall and manifest itself via the life imitates art m.o.
Im guessing Hollywood has a lot to do with the rise of the police state. When you keep showing futuristic police state films like Fifth Element, Total Recall, Elysium, some of the crap will stick on the wall and manifest itself via the life imitates art m.o.
The cops, no longer really care about upholding Americans’ rights, since they have become the adopted red-headed child of the lovely and brilliant Dept. of Homeland Security, (thanks GW!).
When you openly target Americans as ‘suspect’, with the ‘law’ (Military Commissions Act of 2006) signed by ‘GW’, all bets are off. And that was done during a Republican administration, which was the party of The Constitution.
The writer would like to assume that most cops are normal decent human beings. He’s wrong.
“It’s safer to be a cop today than it has been in over 50 years.”
Well yea, if you take into consideration that they are picking
and choosing what laws to enforce and criminal
activity to ignore. When your target is law abiding citizens
and you choose or are told to ignore 40 million illegal
wetback criminal aliens, that does make the fuzz job easier.
Besides, today’s fuzz/cop/thug isn’t for law enforcement at all.
They are for revenue generation, and public intimidation only.
Enforcers for political gangsters, not much different
than the mob.
“And that was done during a Republican administration, which was the party of The Constitution.”
That died the day daddy Bush became president. Now the
republican party is part of the democrat party. I think
over the past 20 years that should have been obvious to
everyone. There really is no “republican party” anymore.
There are only fascists and conservatives. And it’s also
obvious that today the Constitution is a dead letter.
With Obamacare, we are now officially socialists, being
ruled by a fascist government. There is a slight chance
I could be wrong about this, but I doubt it.
We are, right now, living in a socialist republic where we
are allowed to vote for the politicians they choose for us
to vote for. States literally have no rights and personal
sovereignty is laughed at buy everyone from the punk/thug/cop
on the street to our Dear Fuehrer.
It’s already past the point of no return.
It’s called ‘conditioning’
“Im guessing Hollywood has a lot to do with the rise of the police state. “
Jack-booted thug alert.....I have posted on this subject several times. Thanks to TV and the movies, American cops have morphed into the characters that you see on the screen.
Scene after scene of cops in swat gear must have some influence on today’s cops. I noticed it starting back in the late 1990s. To serve and protect has morphed into “Get on the ground! Get on the ground NOW !!!
For now, they can count on most of us to show up in court, and not murder cops.
We all have our fuses. Many, like mine, are long, and burn slowly, but when that fuse finally reaches the end of its burn, the result will be violent.
The militarization of police has effectively subverted Posse Comitatus.
Remedy: cut ALL federal funding for local police. As a side benefit, it eliminates the ability of the feds to coerce improper cooperation from the cops by threatening loss of federal funds.
When you have a SWAT team, every situation looks like it has a SWAT solution.
I have not given up yet.
I do think that all of these elected criminals can, and will, get their due retribution, in some fashion, outside of anything that I might concoct in my own mind.
I do think that there are Americans, who will do the job.
It took time to get into this mess, and like all things, it will take time to get out of this. Otherwise, the world will have a front row seat, to a second Revolution, which might just be turned into a coup d e’tat! THAT would be disastrous.