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Posted: Jan 20, 2015 - 8:18am


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Posted: Dec 31, 2014 - 11:40am

The Police Were Created to Control Poor and Working Class People » CounterPunch #history
In most of the liberal discussions of the recent police killings of unarmed black men, there is an underlying assumption that the police are supposed to protect and serve the population. That is, after all, what they were created to do. If only the normal, decent relations between the police and the community could be re-established, this problem could be resolved. Poor people in general are more likely to be the victims of crime than anyone else, this reasoning goes, and in that way, they are in more need than anyone else of police protection. Maybe there are a few bad apples, but if only the police weren’t so racist, or didn’t carry out policies like stop-and-frisk, or weren’t so afraid of black people, or shot fewer unarmed men, they could function as a useful service that we all need.

This liberal way of viewing the problem rests on a misunderstanding of the origins of the police and what they were created to do. The police were not created to protect and serve the population. They were not created to stop crime, at least not as most people understand it. And they were certainly not created to promote justice. They were created to protect the new form of wage-labor capitalism that emerged in the mid to late nineteenth century from the threat posed by that system’s offspring, the working class. (...)

Before the nineteenth century, there were no police forces that we would recognize as such anywhere in the world. In the Northern United States, there was a system of elected constables and sheriffs, much more responsible to the population in a very direct way than the police are today. In the South, the closest thing to a police force was the slave patrols. Then, as Northern cities grew and filled with mostly immigrant wage workers who were physically and socially separated from the ruling class, the wealthy elite who ran the various municipal governments hired hundreds and then thousands of armed men to impose order on the new working class neighborhoods. (...)
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Posted: Dec 19, 2014 - 6:36pm

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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 - 4:10am

{#Rolleyes}Cop caught with 4 pounds of marijuana at home won’t be charged


Poor baby!{#Rolleyes}

  A California police officer already being investigated by the District Attorney’s office was discovered with four pounds of marijuana in his home, but he won’t be charged with possession. His future on the force, however, is uncertain.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2014 - 6:53am

Police shoot, kill Georgia grandfather during no-knock drug raid

A man is shot dead thinking he was confronting burglars, just 2 nights after his home had been robbed.

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EAST DUBLIN, GA — A drug task force gunned down a grandfather in his home during a botched late-night raid that was based on the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property two nights prior. His grieving widow is disputing the official story regarding the no-knock raid that led to her husband’s untimely death.

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The devastating incident occurred the evening of September 24, 2014. David Hooks and his wife of 25 years, Teresa, had settled in for the evening; Mr. Hooks was asleep and his wife was upstairs in her craft room.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., she noticed a vehicle abruptly race down her driveway. She saw men jump out of the vehicle and approach her home, donning black and camouflage clothing, shrouded in hoods.

Mrs. Hooks bolted for the bedroom to alert her sleeping husband. “The burglars are back,” she insisted. Earlier that week, the couple’s home had been burglarized and an SUV stolen from the driveway.

David Hooks

David Hooks

Mr. Hooks, a 59-year-old businessman, sprang from his bed and picked up a firearm, then took a defensive stand to protect his wife and home from the intruders. As he exited his bedroom, the back door of the house was breached, and gun-wielding home invaders charged in.

What happened next was described as “chaos.” The intruders used their weapons to send a hail of gunfire into the residence; a total of 16-18 shots from rifles and .40 caliber handguns.

When the gun smoke cleared, it became evident that the intruders were actually a Drug Task Force and members of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Response Team (SRT). Mr. Hooks was killed without returning fire.

The officers claimed to be looking for methamphetamines. After searching the home forty-four (44) hours, not a single trace of narcotics was retrieved.

The warrant — which was acquired only 1 hour before the raid — had been founded on information provided by the very same burglar who had stolen the Hooks’ Lincoln Aviator SUV two nights prior. The self-described thief and meth-addict was Rodney Garrett, who alleged that he had obtained drugs from inside the vehicle he had stolen from David and Teresa Hooks.

Laurens County Magistrate Judge Faith Snell was presented with this information and readily signed the warrant, granting the sheriff’s department the permission it needed to launch a mid-night assault on the unsuspecting couple.

Mrs. Hooks points out some damning inconsistencies in the official version of events versus what she says actually happened. She insists that the police did NOT use emergency lights or sirens, and the police did NOT knock or announce before breaking down their door. The couple had every reason to believe that they were being robbed — again.

The SRT team, on the other hand, claimed that after loudly knocking on the door and repeatedly announcing, “sheriff’s department, search warrant,” Mr. Hooks came to the door carrying a shotgun and pointed it at the officers, who had to shoot in self-defense.

Drawing further questions in the official story was the fact that Mr. Hooks was not shot at the back door — he was shot through an interior wall. According to a statement released on behalf of the Hooks family, the shooters had no way of “knowing who or what was on the other side of the wall.”

Representing Mrs. Hooks, Attorney Mitch Shook said that the “true facts of this tragedy are in stark contrast” to the official narrative. “There’s a lot more to it than law enforcement has reported,” he said.

The attorney questioned why a no-knock raid was performed on the couple; why so late at night. He pointed out that the Mr. Hooks ran two successful businesses and was far from fitting the profile of a meth user.

“There is no question the officers were aware the home had been burglarized only two nights earlier,” read the Hooks family’s official statement.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation intends to review the case.

Georgia has been the site of numerous atrocities and wrong-door raids committed in the name of Prohibition. The blood will continue to flow so long as such wrong-headed laws and tactics are upheld as acceptable.


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Posted: Oct 3, 2014 - 6:29pm

Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized "Cop Watch" Groups Across the US

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Posted: Sep 26, 2014 - 9:12pm

Seattle police aren't using enough force, internal memo says
Officers lament new use of force policy, established after DOJ report found pattern of excessive force
A Seattle police department internal email said officers aren’t using enough force and that the softer approach could endanger both the police and the public, local media reported. (...)
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Posted: Sep 25, 2014 - 12:43pm

 DaveInVA wrote: 
Update:

Woman punched on film by California Highway Patrol officer reaches $1.5M settlement


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Posted: Sep 17, 2014 - 4:45am

"remarkably bad copping"

nsfw


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Posted: Sep 13, 2014 - 1:14pm

An undercover police officer on duty in the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn. July 1, 1969.  via @HistoryInPics
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 9:51am

Patrol investigator: Woman pushed officer who then punched her on side of California freeway


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Posted: Sep 11, 2014 - 1:24pm

Ferguson fallout: Do the police really need 12,000 bayonets? - CSMonitor.com

(...) Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky was, for his part, particularly puzzled about why 12,000 bayonets have been made available to police departments, and asked Estevez for his thoughts on the matter. 

“I cannot answer what use bayonets would be,” Estevez said.

“I can answer it for you,” Senator Paul said. “None.”

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Posted: Sep 11, 2014 - 9:05am

Quebec Police Run Over Cyclist For Minor Infraction, Then Handcuffed Him As He Dies


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Posted: Sep 8, 2014 - 11:34am

Stop and seize
Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes
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Posted: Sep 4, 2014 - 5:59am

 islander wrote:
Be careful out there.  
 
 
  
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Posted: Sep 4, 2014 - 4:07am

 islander wrote:

Yeah, and I just found this graphic that I think I need to share:
 

Be careful out there.  

 

I would also like to know how much money was spent, how many troops or drones deployed, how many innocent people have died overseas and how many civil rights were sacrificed here at home to prevent this as well as water skiing in the dark.  You are a businessman, notwithstanding the morality of it all, you of all people should understand this is about cost benefit analysis not fear and conjecture. Fear and conjecture is the business of DHS, NSA, law enforcement and the military industrial complex.


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Posted: Sep 3, 2014 - 5:21pm

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they left out riding skateboards off of multi-story parking garages and water skiing in the dark

 
Yeah, and I just found this graphic that I think I need to share:
 

Be careful out there.  
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Posted: Sep 3, 2014 - 5:19pm

 islander wrote:

in 1996, 43,000 Americans were injured by toilets. This doesn't really add much to the discussion, but if we are going to start assigning risk to things it's good to have some numbers to toss around and make us all wonder what they mean. 

here's a nice graphic to go with:
 
Be very careful driving to the pool. 

 
they left out riding skateboards off of multi-story parking garages and water skiing in the dark
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Posted: Sep 3, 2014 - 5:16pm

 oldviolin wrote:

this basically seems to be worthless conjecture and not worth much thought

 
in 1996, 43,000 Americans were injured by toilets. This doesn't really add much to the discussion, but if we are going to start assigning risk to things it's good to have some numbers to toss around and make us all wonder what they mean. 

here's a nice graphic to go with:
 
Be very careful driving to the pool. 
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