posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by ATruGod
Your making an insinuation when you state "showing their true colors"
The sworn to uphold the law police officer murdered someone in the open then citizens get upset and protest. @ some point they may decide to revolt.
Had the police man kept his pistol in the holster this murder would not have happened. Had the police arrested the shooter on the spot as they would
have done to any non police the citizens might not have protested at all.
Protest is in fact the most fundamentally important civic responsibility when addressing issues like abuse of power like this. Yes, ABUSE OF POWER is
what I said. The handcuffed man with no power had the one thing most important to him taken away by another man with DEADLY FORCE being his LIFE.
This is a nightmare to the people since from this we learn to never trust the police. The police are loosing all credibility just by no longer simply
preserving the peace. Now they turn to violence and MURDER and that is not good for the Citizenry.
To speak of "True Colors" in this way give the message that those that would protest or even fight against the police for murdering the very people
they are sworn to protect are in the wrong. It can also imply like the tag, "THOSE PEOPLE" and that is possibly a racial slur. No matter how it is
said it is offensive.
Property means little when the government or agents of the government cold bloodedly gun down the citizenry. Should the citizens at any time accept
acts like this as the norm or tuff luck then matters will only grow worse. Acts like this caused the settlers to REVOLT and one of those first open
revolts against the British was the Tea Party. It is not unreasonable to expect that if a cop violates the law that he would be hauled off even faster
than you or I.
It is a growing tyranny that demonizes the citizens who hold their government accountable or protest demoralizing wars.