Tareece's comment concerning "Drop Gun"
- "This shit is getting Deep Brock...
- The curtain has been raised, and we're eating popcorn as people die around us"
Adam Kokesh had his camera crew with him when he got to ask US Attorney General Eric Holder a question on camera. At 28 seconds into the video you might recognize the officer that body slammed Adam... a little Payback maybe?
Anyone who has ever worked with cops understands not only their tribal nature, but where they actually fall in the hierarchy of government power.
It isn’t where you think.
Government power, contrary to popular and media belief, lies not with the badges, but with the elected and appointed suits to whom law enforcement officers report and from whom their agencies receive budgetary allocations.
Even in those relatively rare situations (e.g., county sheriffs) where there is direct election of the chief law enforcement officer in a jurisdiction, that agency still receives its funding via other organs of state power (e.g., the state legislature, the county legislature, Federal law enforcement and highway safety grants, etc.).
So as you review recent events and feel justifiable outrage at the conduct of uniformed officers, never forget the following:
Police officers always act in precisely and exactly the manner that they are permitted to act by the suits, be they in the management of their agency, its chain of command leading to the highest elected executive branch official in that jurisdiction, in the legislative branches that fund that agency, or any combination thereof.
He calls those of us who disagree with him "Cop Haters" who "regurgitate Kool-Aid". I guess not a single solitary soul has made a valid point to him...and after his comments we are the ones regurgitating Kool-Aid?
That last snark of his to Reg T really pissed me off and I left the following comment (posted here seperately due to length)...
Mas, here is some more regurgitated Kool-Aid for you:
The links above (as well as the recent SWAT raid that many have been discussing) all must just be one more in a long string of “isolated incidents.” Of course according to you there is no problem here, nothing to see, so we should all just shut up and move along otherwise we are labeled “cop haters” with opinions unworthy of consideration because it is nothing more than regurgitated Kool-Aid.
Instead we must all show the proper level of deference and subservience to the exalted personages in blue or else. Heaven forbid there are those of us who are not in need of police protection and are tired of that being used as an excuse to continually extort more money out of us so that cops can get their next juicy pay raise or that nice 90% paycheck at 30 years in perpetuity while my brothers in arms get a measly 50% at 20 and frequently are unfit to get a second job after they complete their time because their bodies are so beat down.
And to add injury to insult, if the funding can’t be extorted through further taxation you can always shake us down through taxation by other means, namely fines. Here in California the cops are like sharks circling a bloodied and wound animal. I have seen more cops out writing tickets in the last two years than I have seen in my previous 40 years of life combined while patrols in seedier gang infested areas are neglected but what do I know…we are all just a bunch of bitter Kool-Aid drinking “cop haters” who have absolutely no justification for any of our opinions.
Maybe you should get out and rub elbows with the hoi polloi a bit more and broaden your horizons (and your perspective) instead of drinking all of that cop Kool-Aid that you seem to have been imbibing in mass quantities at all of your tactical conferences.
When I start seeing the majority of officers call out police misconduct and punish the abuser rather than resort to that blue wall of silence they will have my support, until then, me and a heck of a lot more like me have had more than our fill of the arrogance, pomposity, tyranny, and abuse. We understand that there are criminals and bad people in the world but we are tired of the “us vs. them” and “everyone is a perp mentality” that gets applied to peaceable citizens today just as frequently as it does to legitimate hardened criminals.
The use of SWAT teams for absolutely everything is just one more symptom of this national police sickness that cops have been infected with today. We get tired of hearing how officer safety is paramount and how them returning home safely at the end of the shift is far more important than the life of one innocent citizen. If the job is too dangerous or too stressful then find another one, no one forced any of you to serve and you weren’t drafted. Unless things change soon it doesn’t bode well for the nation.
This messed up Orwellian nation that I have left to my children and my grandchildren sickens me and I hope they forgive me for allowing it to happen. But then what do I really know, I probably just drank too much Kool-Aid!
Happy Memorial Day to everyone by the way! Let’s not forget all of those servicemen who lost their lives on foreign soil (including my uncle and my best friend) although I know their sacrifice pails in comparison to all of you cops.
It looks like he chose not to post my comment above yet he posted another much more incendiary than mine. Perhaps mine cut too close to the bone and had far too much truth for his liking?
"All the girls wore pink, all the sports guys wore tank tops," says Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly. "We were all going to wear white so that was the plan. Just wear white t-shirts to identify ourselves and look back and say that was our group of friends right there."
Soquel High Senior Mikey Donnelly wore a white t-shirt for his senior class photo Tuesday. About 10 of his friends did the same. That decision may seem harmless. But Soquel High suspended Donnelly for three days because of it.
Donnelly said the school told him people were offended and intimidated by his group, claiming they're a white supremacist gang.
"I do think this is BS," says Donnelly. "I'm not a white supremacist in any way shape or form. If I did say white power, I would probably say it just as much as I say black power."
He's not the only one upset.
"I feel disrespected," says Soquel High Senior David Mine.
Mine also wore a white t-shirt and was also suspended. He's missing out on finals and that could jeopardize his graduation.