The War on the Public…

Last year the police across this country tried to snow us over once again, lying and twisting the facts to convince us there was a “War on Cops”… that was quickly and thoroughly debunked by Radley Balko of Reason Magazine, in his article “The War on Cops That Isn’t…”

In this article he points out that its safer to be a police officer today than it has been in the last 35 years…  he goes on to point out that police advocates drew unsupported conclusions from a rash of attacks, claiming they were tied to rising anti-police sentiment, anti-government protest, or a lack of adequate gun control laws.

He listed several articles written by NPR, MSNBC and such which interviewed various cops who touted such unsubstantiated claims, but as Radley writes… “Digging into these articles, and you’ll find no real evidence of an increase in anti-police violence, let alone one that can be traced to anti-police rhetoric, gun sales, disrespect for authority, or “don’t tread on me” sentiment. Amid all the quotes from concerned law enforcement officials in MSNBC’s “War on Cops” article, for example, was a casual mention that police fatality statistics for January 2011 were about the same as they were in January 2010. Right after suggesting to NPR that the recent attacks were related to anti-government rhetoric, Shane acknowledged there has been little research into the underlying causes of police shootings.”

Now this brings us to a point we raised a few months back in a post we titled Overkill… where we pointed out something we see as a troubling trend among our nations cops and their unbridled use of deadly force, and the speed at which they will move to kill people.

Recently, several more articles have come out raising the same questions and concerns that we have.

Reason Magazine today writes that, Police officers in Los Angeles County shot and killed 54 people in 2011, an increase of 70 percent over 2010. The article also points out that nationwide only 72 police officers were shot and killed in that same year. While in one city alone that police force accounted for 1 out of every 10 people shot and killed… now think about that for a second… “With 612 people killed in that county last year,” reports the LAT*, “nearly 1 in every 10 such deaths occurred at the hands of law enforcement officers.”

1 out of every 10 people who were shot and killed in LA County in 2011 were killed by the cops…

For contrast all the cops in the entire country of Germany fired all of 85 rounds in 2011… QUOTE: “According to the German Police University police officers used exactly 85 bullets in 2011 – 49 warning shots, 36 shots on suspects. 15 persons were injured, 6 were killed. Germany has a population of about 80 million.”

At the LA County Sheriffs Dept, the LA Times discovered a document suggesting the LA County SD Gang Unit known as the “Jump Out Boys”, embraces shootings as a badge of honor. This is truly horrifying when you consider that half the people shot at by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after reaching toward their waistbands turned out to be unarmed….

And in Las Vegas, the LV Review Journal found that LV Metro area police have been involved in 378 shootings since 1990, 142 of them fatal. One agency alone, the Metropolitan Police Department, was responsible for 310 shootings and 115 deaths. And all of them were ruled justified…

In Houston TX, an investigation found that 1 out of every 3 people shot by HPD are unarmed…

In Albuquerque NM, the DA has suspended the practice of presenting police shooting cases to the Grand Jury after it was discovered that no case has ever been ruled unjustified…

The US Department of Justice after conducting a wide reaching investigation of the Seattle Police Dept found that, 1 out of every 5 use of force incidents by the SPD are unconstitutional…

And in Illinois a commission investigating police torture found that the Chicago Police Department physically tortured so many people dating to the 1970s, the state actually defunded and shut the commission down. We can only assume they did so, because no one wanted to know the full scale of this domestic war crime.

Nationwide police brutality cases are on the rise…

We could go on and on and on and list hundreds of more news articles detailing more events such as the ones presented here.

What this all boils down to is the police want us to believe there is a nationwide war on cops, but the truth is actually much worse. The truth is the cops have declared war on the citizenry

3 Responses to “The War on the Public…”

  1. AlgerHiss Says:

    Although not exactly Tennessee, West Memphis was in the news a couple of years ago when two LEOs were gunned down by a father/son team of anti-government crackpots.

    Then “Chief” Bob Paudert retired to team up with the infamous/notorious SPLC and something called “Bureau of Justice Assistance”. It appears Paudert’s life-cause turned into warning LEOs everywhere how dangerous their jobs had become.( http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jul/09/paudert-retiring-as-police-chief/ )

    It’s certainly sad this fellow lost his kid. But that does not grant him license to go about and stir up people with phony scare tactics. According to Paudert and his new found friends, anyone desiring smaller government generates probable cause for an arrest. You Tea Party people had better tone yourselves down.

    But digging into this story a bit more, and assuming the entry at Wikipedia is accurate, Bob Paudert might…..just might….blame something other than some “sovereign” knuckleheads as the root cause for his son’s demise.

    “According to a spokesperson for the Arkansas State Police, Officer Evans was “running drug interdiction”, and the vehicle had license plates from Ohio. Sergeant Brandon Paudert provided backup for Evans.”

    Now, this took place on I-40. Anyone that travels this road knows all too well that you can’t drive 50 feet without observing LEOs….from several different departments….most in ‘roided out vehicles…sitting like predators…in the median. As well, most of this “drug war” activity is funded with grant money: Were grant money not involved, most of these LEOs would more than likely be doing something more productive with their lives, like murder investigation or perhaps welding.

    Also, the seemingly benign mention of “Ohio plates” is interesting. So what if this vehicle had plates from Ohio? Or Florida? Or Utah? Out of state plates now create RS/PC?

    I don’t believe it’s unreasonable at all to suggest that the ongoing “drug war”, combined with loosey-goosey standards of RS/PC, might have been more responsible for Paudert’s death than some nutty “sovereign” movement.

    As dramatic this entire incident was, it certainly doesn’t indicate any pattern of increased violence against LEOs.

    (Sorry for the long-winded comment.)

  2. We’ve had several discussions with others including many in law enforcement about the “Sovereign Citizen Movement”. And the cops are always quick to point out just how dangerous these types are.

    Yet when you ask them to provide proof to support their claims, this story you posted is the only one they can come up with…

    I’d think if these folks are as dangerous as the police are trying to make them out to be. There would be many more stories like this one to support their narrative.

    But that simply isn’t the case.

  3. […] there is no war on the cops. There is strong evidence to support the theory that the cops have declared war on the public… Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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