I don’t know about you guys, but my heart bleeds for our poor, beleaguered law enforcement officers. Can you imagine the pain they’re suffering now? It’s such a bitch being held accountable for your actions like the rest of us mere mortals.
It’s adorbs how a bunch of crybabies in blue threaten to bail on their jobs if they can’t assault, rape, and murder American citizens with impunity. Don’t threaten us with a good time, guys and gals. We love it when the trash takes itself out. Hell, we’ll even hold the door for you.
Many in law enforcement feel they deserve qualified immunity. This, of course, frees them from prosecution resulting from their unapologetic brutality. When they fuck up, and they fuck up a LOT, the American taxpayer foots their legal expenses. I mean, what’s the point of being 5–0 if you cant bust some heads with no repercussions?
The low standards for policing in this country attract the worst of the worst. A police officer standing by my house on detail (earning double-time-and -a-half) as a work crew took down a tree told me that as we chatting. Officer Friendly (he really was a nice dude) said more extensive training and psychological evaluations were desperately needed for new recruits. He also admitted he was seriously considering a career change. Why? Because he was a decent guy possessing a conscience.
That was five years ago. I hope he really did quit for his own sanity.
The police all over the country are literally gunning down innocent people, predominately black men, with little to no provocation. All they have to do is say they felt threatened. The little snowflakes are stomping their jackbooted feet at the prospect of having to foot the legal bills for their crimes.
But hey, If they’re not doing anything wrong, they don’t have anything to worry about, right?
They are mad as hell that their fellow officers are deservedly being charged with homicide. Interesting to note that they’re not pissed about their brethren taking lives illegally. This bunch and their apologists are only law and order enthusiasts when it’s expedient.
There’s no better high than watching sniveling ballbags in blue spontaneously combust when called out on their shit. Police are getting just a little taste of what it’s like to be profiled, and they no likey.
And as for the bootlicker proclamations that the victims are — or were — criminals, so the fuck what? Even if that’s true, I’m pretty sure LEOs don’t have the right to act as judge and jury by executing someone on the spot.
The death penalty isn’t meted out for a forged 20 dollar bill, selling loose cigarettes, sleeping in your own damn bed, etc. in a court of law. But if you’re unlucky enough to run across a trigger-happy cop, that encounter could spell the last few moments of your life, especially if you’re black. No innocent until proven guilty. Just another family grieving a life unjustly taken while the cop in question is protected by that fascist thin blue line.
And fuck your Blue Lives Matter horseshit too, by the way. Being a cop is a choice. Being black is not. It’s as simple as that.
If you boys and girls in blue are afraid of all the big meanies out there done with your racist reign of terror, then seek other employment. Being a cop is what you do, it’s not who you are. An important distinction many Blue Lives/All Lives Matter dipshits fail to recognize.
And for all those bemoaning how lawless our society would become if we demilitarized and streamlined the police — spare me. Most people don’t benefit from police presence during an emergency. Quite the contrary — many times, they escalate the situation or dismiss the problem entirely. As a survivor of domestic abuse, I’ve experienced this firsthand. (Well Ma’am, his name is also on the deed. We can’t remove him even though he no longer resides here. Get a restraining order that isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on and call us if he kills you.)
Yeah, good looking out guys. And my experience is certainly not unique. It’s a significant reason why victims would rather suffer than involve the police.
Look, if my house is on fire, there’s NO NEED for police presence. They just get in the way. What I do need is the Fire Department (preferably firefighters from one of those beefcake calendars, please.)
If I have a heart attack, I need first responders and paramedics, not some overpaid goofball hovering in the background, useless as tits on a bull.
If I’m in a car accident, I need an ambulance and a tow truck. Not Barney Fife standing around with his thumb in his bum and his mind in neutral.
There are very few situations that require the presence of armed-to- the-hilt law enforcement officers. Oh, they exist, but they are rare.
In any case, police are basically just fine collectors for the oligarchy. They mainly target and ticket poor people already in dire straights. They fill the jails with addicts who can’t afford bail and need medical help, not punitive punishment designed to increase the revenue for private for-profit prisons.
Sure, they are protecting and serving, just not us, the Average American. They are carrying water for the elites, nothing more.
Imagine what we could do with the funds from stripping down our bloated, militarized police departments. We could boast an education system to be proud of again. We could provide our citizens with Medicare for all. We could do so much to enrich all of our lives.
And most importantly, our black brothers and sisters could walk our streets and drive our roads reasonably certain they’d return home again.
A study from the University of Chicago reveals the twenty biggest police departments in the U.S. don’t meet even minimal standards for international human rights laws. It’s time — past time — to put American Law Enforcement in its place and remind them We the People are the boss and demand their respect, not the other way around.