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The cop wasn’t defending himself or another person. The victim wasn’t resisting arrest, or even aware that he wanted to arrest her. There’s no conceivable justification for this attack. It’s assault and battery pure and simple, followed by a false arrest. The criminal just happens to be a cop.
Helmut O' Hooligan |
October 12th, 2012 at 5:34 pm
“Come On Out and Support ONE OF OUR OWN”
Does this message of solidarity mean that all Philadelphia FOP members support punching non-violent women in the face?
The longer the people allow the government to retain its monopoly on community policing and security, the worse the ongoing police-brutality-against-innocent-civilians will get.
It is very difficult for many people to understand that this kind of government monopoly is perhaps the most dangerous kind.
First, monopolists are not accountable. The people they “serve” have no choice but to use these monopolists’ “services.” And second, when you have a system in which some people are given artificial authority over others – and by law – and are given the powers for themselves to be above the law, of course you are inviting trouble.
We can avoid all this kind of stuff with freedom and choice, and a free market in security. I know, a lot of people find that absurd, but just look at our society now. It’s a police state, not just with federal intrusiveness, Nazi-like TSA, and militarism, but local police departments all across America are acting like Nazis and Soviet brutes now.
Robert Murphy explains here how a free market in security could work:
It helps to remember that Philly is the only city where the mayor and the police have ordered and carried out the aerial fire bombing of a neighbourhood because they didn’t care for the politics of the residents of ONE house in the neighbourhood.
Philly is moving toward Detroit status rapidly.
Well now why doesnt someone who knows about these things create a fundraiser/benefit type thing for that unfortunate police assault victim?
She sure as F deserves something like that more than that pitifully obese, defiler of all that “Protector Of The Innocent” represents.
It’s not a message of solidarity, they wouldn’t throw the party if he had robbed a bank. They are throwing the party because they think he was railroaded, they think he used an appropriate level of force.