originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: onequestion
Hence the hypocrisy. "We support their right to protest" (in another country), but have a hard time condoning it here.
But it makes sense: the protests (against power) in other countries are largely in the favor it those in power here; the protests here are against the
power here, and are therefore a threat against established power.
And since police largely protect higher interests of the state, any protest against that—by extension—undermines the power structure.
You are correct, but NO ONE wants to admit to themselves, what the TRUE purpose of LEO’s are in the 21st century.
If you have any doubts, just read the article:
“Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone”, By
LINDA GREENHOUSE, Published June 28, 2005
Once people begin to understand, accept and take it ALL in, it becomes VERY easy to see why Law Enforcement Agencies don’t have any people with good
consciences serving within them currently. So even if good people with consciences tried to enact grass-root change from within, they would simply be
denied entry to the agency or get quickly removed from the ranks through various legal and administrative means:
LEOs are in place to do the following and NOTHING MORE:
1. Protect themselves.
2. Maximize their total compensation.
3. Act as a source of revenue generation for the department currently employing them, the union they belong to and the local government authorizing
4. Protecting the commercial interests of national corporations (with PAC's lobbying on their behalf)
5. Protecting the private property of large land owners within their jurisdiction, that also contribute to and participate in local politics
6. Controlling dissenting narratives that would interfere with 1-5.
They’ve been totally co-opted, insulated from consequences and the citizens are picking up the tab. Its that simple, but no one understands this,
nor are many willing to accept these facts. Also most importantly, that’s how Fascism works and in turn uses domestic police forces. This is the
simplest answer that nearly everyone continues to ignore.
We should ALL be trying to de-fund police departments, instead of trying to prosecute their employees or change laws. Such measures have proven
overwhelming to be ineffective. De-funding police departments is perfectly legal and solves the bad apple problem MUCH faster, than legal action in
the court system.
Activists should be finding ways to legally cut the budget for NYPD and all the other PD's acting illegally, forming their own PAC's (Political Action
Committee) focused on chipping away at this single Budget reduction issue, little by little. Cutting off the money supply will stop them cold in
edit on 12-1-2015 by boohoo because: (no reason given)