Power Of The State
Recent headlines following up on some of the events tied to ex-Los Angeles cop Christopher Dorner’s revenge-murder rampage last month demonstrate the particularly disturbing willingness of the state to trample innocent citizens whenever it feels it is threatened.
Police officers — whom I call LEOs (legally entitled to oppress) — hate having their authority questioned and can invent all manner of “crimes” with which to charge their victims. Take the case of Kristen Walker as just one example. Her experience was posted on Copblock.org.
After giving birth four times via caesarean delivery, Lisa Epsteen wanted to have her fifth child vaginally. She found someone to help her through her high-risk pregnancy, and she thought he was on her side. That is until her doctor threatened to have police pick her up and drag her to the hospital for a surgical delivery.
The mayor of an Alabama city has proposed a disaster emergency ordinance that would give police the authority to confiscate weapons in the event of a major disaster. Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar says the ordinance would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster.
All police officers are trained to lie, but few apparently are ever trained in the law. Federal courts have repeatedly ruled that videotaping police officers in public settings is protected under the 1st Amendment.
Reports flooded the Internet yesterday about a series of paper targets produced by Law Enforcement Targets Inc. that depict non-traditional threats that law enforcement officers may encounter in the field.
An unidentified, and apparently unaccountable, group of taxpayer-supported LEOs (legally entitled to oppress) were at work recently, rounding up “dissidents” just outside of Memphis, Tenn., when they targeted another victim for harassment.
A sheriff’s deputy in Broward County, Fla., unleashed a tirade of obscenities and threats on a man who he reportedly was investigating for causing a disturbance.
In Calfornia, black men and pickup drivers have begun — in an act of desperate self-preservation — to don shirts and signs emblazoned with the words ”Not Chris Dorner; Please Do Not Shoot.”
Three years after a Citrus County sheriff’s deputy threatened to shoot a compliant concealed carry license holder in the back for legally carrying a weapon, the deputy is now on administrative leave — which means a paid vacation — while his actions are reviewed.