One California Town’s Answer to Police Brutality…

…has lowered the use of force by 60%.  It’s pretty simple: the cops are required to wear video cameras while on duty. One unexpected side effect of the surveillance state is that the police are being watched too. So when some cop decides to show a guy in a wheelchair who is boss: or bash [Read More...]

NPR does an interesting piece on our militarized cops

here. The problem, of course, is not primarily with the cops but with the policymakers who give the orders and are assiduously working to transform the police from peacekeepers in a free society to instruments for treating a subject population like threats, enemy combatants, and cattle. The weaponization and militarization of the cops tells you [Read More...]

John Oliver on Ferguson

NSFW: 1400%. Wow. [Read more...]

When did Missouri become an Iron Curtain Country?

News crew tear gassed and their equipment dismantled. What’s interesting and creepy (to me as a blogger) is that as real journalists are harrassed and intimidated and arrested by the Glorious Democratic Police Army of Ferguson, the reportage depends on private citizen with cellphone, Twitter and Youtube. The problem is that a lot of this [Read More...]

Weaponized Goon Police in Ferguson, MO

…protect the living daylights out of reporters and journalists who were typing very, very dangerously When our police state decides you are allowed to know what they are doing, selected State Information Agents will be permitted to repeat what they are told. Go back to your TV and shopping. Nothing to see here. Move along. [Read more...]

The press has freer access to Iraq…

…than to the police state of Ferguson, MO, where a cop shot an unarmed kid eight times.  He is on the customary Severe Vacation with Pay.  We aren’t allowed to know his name. [Read more...]

Barney Fife Meets Delta Force

Historians looking back at this period in America’s development will consider it to be profoundly odd that at the exact moment when violent crime hit a 50-year low, the nation’s police departments began to gear up as if the country were expecting invasion — and, on occasion, to behave as if one were underway. The [Read More...]

Protecting the living guts out of people

Our militarized police kill another citizen enemy who was sleeping on his couch. [Read more...]

Man Cooked to Death in Scalding Shower by Cops–as Punishment

I trust they will receive the customary Severe Vacation with Pay. [Read more...]

A Ruling Class That Acts like the One in the Last Story

…increasingly selects for cops that act like the ones in this story as it readies itself for when the consequences of its folly and corruption are felt on a wide scale by the people it regards as subjects and not fellow citizens. Put your trust in God, not in princes. [Read more...]