Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sometimes The Police Are Not On Our Side

Sometimes The Police Are Not On Our Side

thin-blue-lineMost Southerners and American conservatives have supported the police in the recent unrest in Ferguson, MO and New York City.
Eric Garner, a morbidly obese black criminal, died after a violent confrontation with the police. All the evidence indicates the police acted properly. The grand jury exonerated the police officer who subdued Garner because his death was due to his poor health, not “racism” or police brutality. Unless 300 pound black men are highly paid professional sports stars, with teams of trainers and managers, these giants tend to lead very unhealthy, dangerous lives. When 300 pound black criminals with diabetes, heart disease, and severe asthma are resisting arrest, well, accidents happen.
It is tempting to fall in to the conservative trap of always supporting the police or accept the argument that only bad people have problems with the police or that anyone protesting police brutality or police misconduct must be a gang member, a permanently aggrieved minority activist, a communist, or a card carrying ACLU liberal.
The reality is that regular people like us also have problems with the police and problems with other parts of the government. With the Obama Justice Department headed by the likes of Eric “My People” Holder and the IRS persecuting “icky” Tea Party groups, they are targeting conservatives, Southern Nationalists, race realists or anyone who dares to say, write, or think anything politically incorrect.
Most policemen are good people and especially so in highly disciplined police forces like the NYPD. Unfortunately, there are many bad apples, bullies who become police officers because they enjoy bossing others around, and those who will take advantage of the rise in criminal anarchy to harass our people and violate our civil rights.
What to do? I highly recommend the instructional books and videos at: Flex Your Rights. The organization seems to be an offshoot of the ACLU, but seems to have mostly avoided the extreme leftwing, anti-White, anti-Christian programs of the ACLU. Instead, Flex Your Rights provides practical information on what to do (and not do) to survive hostile encounters with the police.
Here’s an excellent instructional video of three White college students with some marijuana in their car as they are stopped and abused by a police officer:

5 comments:

  1. Law enforcement officers, as well as members of the Armed Forces, are to be honored- not worshiped. They gave a solemn oath to protect and defend the United States Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. They dishonor themselves when they break that oath by violating the rights of civilians.

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  2. This is a most informative video that every American who insists upon retaining his or her constitutional rights should watch and thoroughly digest. A law enforcement agent is paid to make arrests, not to inform the suspect of his or her legal rights. The more arrests the officer makes, the better his or her standing with his superiors in the "Cop Shop." It is the responsibility of the American citizen to know his rights and, when necessary , use them. Americans' rights as contained in the 1791-ratified Bill of Rights are supposed to be inviolate...are required to be respected and observed by agents of the law. Unfortunately, however, Americans' rights are all too often observed more in the breach of them than in the respect of them. Although most law enforcement officers may be good and decent people who respect the mandates of the Constitution, there are many who are not and do not. This dynamic is especially true in communities that contain masses of ignorant and semi-literate people. An unprofessional law officer can tell almost immediately if the citizen he is questioning fits into these categories. An unprofessional....and perhaps even malicious officer...will then exploit the subject's ignorance and concomitant fear. In an encounter with agents of the law, knowledge is indeed power. Know your rights!!

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  3. The Columbus, Georgia, police department comprises almost 500 men and women. Although this writer has not interacted with every one of them, of course, the ones with whom he has interacted have, to their credit, conducted themselves in a courteous and professional manner. If I was respectful toward them, they were, in turn, respectful toward me. This is as it should be. Police, after all, are paid by the public, in which case they work for the public. They are the public's servants, not their masters. Unfortunately, though, some law enforcement officers do not respect this self-evident fact. These officers swagger about, badge on chest and gun on hip, thinking that they are God Almighty. L' etat c'est moi ( I am the State ) is their attitude. Three Columbus police officers, one of them now retired, spring to mind regarding this self-aggrandizing attitude. First, and the worst, is former detective Cathy Bush. During her 36-year career in the CPD this harridan wolf in sheep's clothing is alleged to have committed many crimes while under the auspices of the law...crimes ranging from the physical abuse of prisoners in her custody to the theft of their personal property to the contrivance of false charges against innocent people. For these reasons she is said to have been not well regarded by her compatriots on the force. Her reputation was further sullied by the fact that she was an infamous drunk...a drunk who, having drunk her fill at various local taverns...staggered to her police-issue car and drove home...drunk. But these are not the worst allegations against this "officer of the law." Credible sources have revealed to this writer that, before her retirement from the CPD...Detective Bush provided armed security for a marijuana-dealing friend and neighbor in Seale, Ala., the community to which she retired in October of 2012. Good riddance to her: The citizens of Columbus are safer for her absence. Another rogue CPD cop is Sergeant Kenneth Hudson. Years ago, when my son and I sought to file a complaint against an abusive officer under his command, Hudson treated us most rudely, even violently. As we were leaving the Public "Safety" Center ( the Cop Shop ) after filing the complaint, Hudson, accompanied by two other officers...laid hands on us and shoved us back into police headquarters. My son and I were subjected to egregiously rude treatment and threatened with being jailed based on no charges. After 30 minutes of physical and psychological abuse we were finally released. A few years later ( against our better judgment ) my son and I entered the Public "Safety" Center to file a complaint against yet another rogue officer, none other than the afore-mentioned Cathy Bush. This time we were met and interviewed by Lt. John McMichael, detective Bush's then-supervisor.

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  4. Continued. Lieutenant McMichael was hostile toward us from the outset. He referred to my son, who wears glasses, as "four eyes." He thrust a visitor's pass into our hands and ushered us into an elevator that stopped on the floor that contains his office. My son was the plaintiff, so McMichael shoved him into his office, slamming the door behind them. I sat in a chair outside the office. The glass windows of the office conducted sound very well, so I could hear every word of the conversation. Actually, it was not a conversation...not a two-way dialogue...but, rather, a monologue. McMichael did all the talking. From my perch on the chair outside the office I could hear McMichael harangue my son about his "confrontations" of Detective Bush. McMichael uttered the words "confront" and "confrontation" several times. When my son sought to mention the fact that his detective had tried to get him fired from the job that he had been working, McMichael abruptly and rudely cut him off and inserted his own verbiage...verbiage that was not relevant to the issue at hand. After about ten minutes the two of them emerged from McMichael's office. The issue against detective Bush had not been resolved, and it was obvious that McMichael was as hostile toward us as ever. It was obvious to my son and me that police are not accustomed to criticism of any kind...especially if the criticism is voiced by a mere dirt-bag common citizens. Had my son and I had a high-powered attorney with us the valiant and bold McMichael would have sung a much different tune and with a much kinder voice. But then this is the way, the modus operandi, of cowardly bullies who delight in abusing those whom they can abuse with impunity. To conclude: Law enforcement officers are mere human beings like everyone else, thus they, too, fall prey to the same peccadilloes that afflict every other human being regardless of the occupation in which they work. Most cops are good people, but some of them are not. The names listed above are, unfortunately....examples of the latter...

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  5. Former CPD Detective Cathy Bush's erstwhile supervisor, Lt. John McMichael, really got his pink panties in the water when my son told him that he had seen his minion at a New Years Eve party at a local saloon while she was getting puking drunk and staggering around as she attempted, unsuccessfully...to dance with every woman in sight. This writer was sitting on a stool directly behind the imbibing inebriant, so he can verify every word of his son's accusatory account. When the bar finally closed the disgraceful detective left with two men. Apparently the women didn't like her. But then, Bush dances like a banshee afflicted with Parkinson's disease. Of course, she was drunk as the proverbial skunk...

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