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David Hogg, a student who witnessed Wednesday's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Florida made a direct plea to lawmakers on Thursday to take action, warning more children will die otherwise.
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It’s barely four months into the year and already, armed government workers have shot to death 294 people. This is more than twice as many people as have been shot to death by freelancers – those not wearing government uniforms who shot people at schools – during the past six years.

Last year, armed government workers shot to death 987 people. This is almost 60 times as many people as were shot to death at Parkland. If the first three-ish months of carnage are any indication – 2018 will be an even better year.

Why isn’t the Soy Boy demanding that armed government workers be disarmed? 

Why isn’t there . . . outrage? 

Clearly, armed government workers are very dangerous.

Your child is far more likely to be shot by an armed government worker than by a freelancer school shooter.

Fact.

Objectively, armed government workers are much more dangerous than the freelancer – who labors under the burden of being freelance – and of knowing his victim may legally fight back.

Assuming he is not in a “gun free” zone, such as a government school.

Armed government workers, on the other hand, are armed – and armored – by the government. They have the juggernaut of the government’s limitless resources (taken from us) behind them and in addition, they have been endowed with what amount to god-like powers over us.

Or rather, god-like authority.

And this authority is conferred upon generally nothing-special people; often below-par people. The kinds of people the writer Hanna Arendt once upon a time called the banality of evil. But once enrobed (and armed) and empowered, they become – like those Arendt wrote about – something terrible. Something the freelancer can never be.

We are prostrate before the armed government worker, who has been endowed with a kind of sanctity that since 911 borders on the religious. We – the not-enrobed/not-endowed – are expected to not merely genuflect before The Presence but also to tolerate conduct which – if performed by a freelancer – would result not merely in outrage but punishment.

The enrobed are hardly ever punished for their crimes – including the crime of outright murder, which they now commit almost routinely.

If anything, their license is expanded. They may not only shoot first and ask questions later – they may just shoot.

We, on the other hand, are subjected to abusive harangues about what we might do with the guns we haven’t used to shoot anyone with. Threatened with new restrictions and prohibitions for things we haven’t done.

When an armed government worker literally murders someone – viz, the horrific case of Daniel Shaver, who was murdered in the coldest of blood about two years ago by an armed government worker named Mitch Brailsford in the hallway of a hotel in Mesa, AZ while crawling on the floor and pleading for his life – an understanding prosecutor finds some excuse not to prosecute or a worshipful jury finds some benefit-of-the-doubt which would never be extended to a freelancer in the same circumstances.

Most of all, collective punishment is never applied to armed government workers – as it always is (or is always sought) whenever an atrocity is committed by a freelancer. Shooter A kills someone; up goes the call that B and C and D and E surrender their guns, or be denied guns – notwithstanding they didn’t shoot anyone.

Defenders of armed government workers – who, ironically, are often “conservatives,” ostensibly suspicious of government – never howl that because armed government worker A murdered someone with a gun, armed government workers B and C and D E must surrender their guns, or accept new and onerous restrictions.

The armed government worker who did something is always given more latitude than the ordinary citizen who did nothing.

Why?

Almost as many stars as Patton!

It is of a piece with the logic of politicians who insist that guns are dangerous while surrounded by cordons of armed security. Some animals, per Orwell, are indeed more equal than others.

Note that police – though ostensibly civilian – have badges of military rank, including colonel and even four star general. They speak of us as being “civilians,” as if they were not the same thing – not having been inducted into the armed forces, nor commissioned as officers.

They not only dress like they’re going to war, they behave that way. Soldiers fight The Enemy. They assume he is a lethal threat and their first course of action is to subdue/kill the enemy. This is what armed government workers are being trained to do to us.

We are The Enemy.

All of this ought to give the Soy Boy pause. It is interesting that it doesn’t.

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70 COMMENTS

  1. The whole ‘soy boy’ schtick is lame as shit.

    Would this skinny kid’s opinion have more weight if he made it clear that he ate a steak three or four times a week, and ribs on weekends?

  2. What freaks me out is that at the same time the cops are out there telling YOU to surrender YOUR weapons because YOU don’t NEED them, and backing politicians who want gun control and confiscation…. THEY’RE arming themselves to the hilt and relying an all the B.S. excuses like “officer safety,” “terrorism,” etc.

    The simple fact is that cops want to ban AR-15s and the like so that they can kill you at will with very little resistance. If the SWAT team is stacked up on your front porch based on an anonymous tip (which the Supreme Court has ruled constitutes “probable cause”) and they kick in the door at 3 a.m. and rip your naked wife out of bed at gunpoint and you pull a .45 not knowing what the hell is going on, their Level IV body armor will easily stop the one round you’ll be able to fire into it before they hit the full-auto switch on their MGs and dump 30 rounds into your corpse.

    Then they’ll go have a few beers and the commissioner will give them a medal.

    There’s 50,000 no-knock raids in thus country every year… “land of the free,” my ass.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2017/08/10/no-knock-raids-like-the-one-against-paul-manafort-are-more-common-than-you-think/?utm_term=.93fbb843001f

    • True peace officers aren’t any more interested in disarming us than they are in being disarmed themselves, because they still believe in the concept of the well-regulated militia constituting their posses.

      • Hi Bill,

        I agree. The problem, of course, is that law enforcement (as they themselves style it) is a thing incompatible with being a peace officer. As the system exists today, it is not possible to be a peace officer without failing to enforce the laws.

        And how many law enforcers do that?

        • Eric,
          Law enforcement has become like fast food.
          The peace officer is in decline and being replaced by ex-MPs that got their training and experience suppressing populations in countries that the American military has occupied without a declaration of war, which is all of them since WW2. Most policing has become so routine as to be boring. When I was arrested for breach of the peace in December of 2016, all four of the on-duty officers responded to the scene. In addition to being bored, they are usually grossly ignorant of the law, especially the Bill of Rights, since I wasn’t Mirandized by the arresting sergeant, the shift CO.

  3. I admire the work you’ve done, Eric and I’ve profited from reading you.

    …but the former USA is dead and buried. Nothing is left.

    Perhaps about 10% of the white male population might be saved. Most people can’t be saved now.

    There are some who believe cops and soldiers are their friends. Wrong. Cops and soldiers have one job – to protect and serve…the elite. Obedience first, obedience last.

    Probably the only solution is to expat. Empires don’t come back after walling this far. You’ll find more freedumb in Mexico or Cambodia than the “Land of the Free.”

    • Hi Ryu,

      Thank you, first of all, for the kind words!

      I have a little hope; not much – but some. So, I try. And I do so knowing the odds (and history’s tendencies) are stacked against us – and me. But, I am middle-aged, no longer married and have no children. So, I can stand on the beach, awaiting the tsunami, with a clean conscience. It’s too late for me to leave and start over – and since no one else’s life is my responsibility, I can put myself in harm’s way.

      So be it.

  4. Here is a bit of “good news” regarding the “law enforcement community” in Detroit. Just recently, “undercover drug officers” got into a shootout with their own people–another “stakeout team”. . .lol

  5. Another troubling aspect of today’s “law enforcement” practices is the use of “subdued graphics” and internal light bars on many police cars.
    Subdued graphics consist of flat black lettering and logos on a shiny black car–almost impossible to spot, even from a short distance. Placing the light bars inside the vehicle further obscures the identity of the “law enforcement” vehicle and its occupants.
    This is a dangerous practice for “law enforcement”, but especially for the honest citizen. ALL “law enforcement” vehicles should be clearly marked and identifiable.

    • “Subdued” graphics just means secret police. All totalitarian countries have a secret police, and Murka is no different.

    • I was able to get the nearest city police department (excuse me: law enforcement department) to agree to a rule against unmarked police vehicles. They also can only use the official city police logo on white vehicle panels so that it is obvious they are police vehicles. Among other things, I pointed out that this was for their saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety.

      We’ll see how well they keep up their end of the promise.

    • I agree with you anarchist. Sadly Missouri has had unmarked coproach cars mixed in with the marked ones since at least the ’70’s. I have learned long ago to look at the driver mirror area for a spot light on the types of vehicles they usually drive.

        • No it doesn’t Bill! Taxi cabs put that illuminated sign on top of the cars, and otherwise make it obvious that the car is no longer a cop car. My method remains valid!

          • I’ve always been very observant in Missouri because of that. I detest the unmarked cars since I have never felt obliged to obey speed limits. Speed limits, gimme a break. Back from 1980 to 86 there was no instant on radar and with my Escort I could drive any speed I liked(of course you have to be observant). And it was this point I used to convince a friend I could get his freight to him faster than air and did so for more than a year(he got into a legal/bank/ partner thing) but I never got caught.

            I put huge pans on the engine and transmission(highly modified)and do 120mph for 1000 miles only having to stop for fuel.

            • 8,
              I’m always suspicious of those who will go to great expense to avoid obeying speed limits because I have to wonder how great an expense they will go to to get away with doing real crimes.

          • That is not done with upscale taxicabs that are usually, pretentiously, called limos, even though they were formerly police cars, which most departments leave the spotlights on because of the liability of the weakened frame.

  6. Nah…Soy Boy thinks he’s part of the Protected Class. He thinks that his indignation will translate into the government-armed people protecting him from non-existent threats.

    In all my life, I have yet to have a good relation with any police officer. Or as they prefer to be called nowadays, Law Enforcement (Officer). Interesting how they prefer to identify themselves as an adjective. However, the police are the price we pay for some being disorderly. It’s just that they seem to be more interested in pursuing infractions than they are in pursuing felons.

    • Other than drug dealers, there’s no money in ‘crime’, and since revenue-generation is PRIORITY, ‘law enforcement’ goes after those are CAN pay – and are terrified – or subservient – to morons in clown costumes.

      DANGEROUS morons.

      • 8 children from the “sandy hook” school shooting [at a school that had been closed for 5 years, with no utility services], sang the national anthem in the super bowl 2 months after the “shooting”. No dead bodies were ever shown, even covered in blankets, and the black chimp even said SH was a drill.

        • Hi Joe,

          I haven’t looked into this closely enough, but I did happen to see one of the supposed parents of a slain kid just prior to a “live” on-camera interview. The man was smiling and joking. Then – as if on cue – he became sad and teary… it was bizarre as hell…

          • I don’t know if the government would be able to engineer such a massive fraud (Sandy Hook) without something leaking out….

            • Hi Escher,

              Agreed.

              And yet, 911…

              Note that the third building which collapsed that day is never mentioned by the major press anymore, including on anniversaries of the day. Why? Because it is almost impossible to Buy the Story when that comes up.

              For me, the collapse of WTC7 was probative. I saw that with my own eyes. And I have yet to hear or read a credible explanation – other than deliberate, planned implosion – for the way it collapsed onto its own footprint, the structure – supported by a dozen-plus different columns – failing symmetrically and falling as if weightless (actually, literally weightless – you can time the fall) to the ground. This has never happened before in the history of steel-framed buildings. And WTC7 was not hit by an airplane, nor was there any jet fuel fire – the two reasons given for the collapse of the Twin Towers.

              I also saw with my own eyes red hot steel in the wreckage of the Twin Towers. How does that happen absent extreme heat – and where does such heat come from? One could see molten metal pouring out of the sides of the buildings prior to the collapse. How does jet fuel and a subsequent office fire (paper, wood, etc.) melt steel or aluminum? How does it do so many floors away from the point at which the planes impacted and the jet fuel was burned?

              I have seen images of structural steel clearly cut in the wreckage of the towers, too. And I have heard the testimony of multiple firemen who were in the buildings after the first impact that there were explosions in the basement. Burn victims and other such were evacuated from the lower levels.

              I saw the damage done to the entrance level/ground floor of the towers. How did this happen? The impact was more than 50 stories up.

              The Story stinks.

              With regard to Sandy Hook: All of us saw news coverage. That can be faked. I wasn’t there. I don’t know whether the school actually existed. I assume it did, as the alternative is both monstrous and unsettling. But it is certainly possible we were fed a confection. Same for the kids/families. Are they real people? How do I know? I – and everyone else who does not actually know them personally or have some definitive way to ascertain the fact that they existed – takes their existence on faith.

              Orwell wrote about this at length through the character O’Brien in 1984.

              • I read the “Warren Commission Report” that was published after the John F. Kennedy assassination as a teenager, and even then, thought to myself, “what a crock of sh!t”.
                The WTC 911 destruction was definitely a “false flag” by “you know who”…

              • How could a collapsing skyscraper avoid “having the quality or function of proving or demonstrating something; affording proof or evidence?”

  7. Unfortunately, the police shootings which receive the most negative national attention are the ones that appear to be the most justified, while the truly appalling incidents (“murders”!) just fall off the news cycle.

    Even where deadly force by police is justified, the spray and pray tactics are ridiculous. It’s a wonder that hundreds of innocent bystanders are not shot by police stray bullets every year. I don’t believe that it is just stress; they seem to be actually trained to respond that way, or at least not trained to respond more rationally.

    • I agree that police training seems odd. For example, they never seem to interpose cover between themselves and potentially armed suspects. They shoot to kill on a sudden movement instead of actually seeing a weapon.

  8. Interestingly, several sources say Hogg wasn’t even at the school during the shooting.
    There is ANOTHER David Hogg in the Carolinas who is tired of being accused of being THAT David Hogg. He is very pro-gun and is telling anyone who will listen that the other guy is wrong.
    You won’t hear about him on the MSM (Mentally Sick Morons)

    • Little Hogg throws verbal brickbats at others then hides behind “He’s just a kid!” when repaid in kind.

      You won’t hear about Kyle Kashuv in the MSM either.

  9. Anarchyst,

    A link for that great article you posted:
    http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/blog/index.php?itemid=441

    The reason behind all this is the cult of safety combined with a training regime that emphasizes the “Circular Force Continuum”.

    I’ve posted this many times, but it bears repeating.

    The CFC states, essentially, that anything that can perceived as a threat to “Officer Safety” can be met with whatever force the cop in question desires, up to and including lethal force.

    The practical real world reality because of that, is that a cop can now blow you away for giving him a dirty look.

    “I feared for my safety because he gave me a furtive stare”.

    The government has been pushing this training since 9/11, the better to keep us under the thumb. The lawyers and insurance mafia have been pushing this because, frankly, it is cheaper for them and their clients, cities and towns across the country, to pay out a pittance to the dead victim’s family, than it is to support a hero on disability payments for the rest of his life because he threw his back out wrestling somebody to the ground rather than just shooting him.

    And the ethnically motivated protesting will continue, because short sighted AmeriKunts can’t figure out that this is not black vs. white but Blue vs. All Of Us.

  10. Thanks Eric. Great points. I was wondering when you would comment on Parkland.

    However, before we excuse this as “just a stupid kid,” let’s go over some of this soy boy’s “honor roll” quotes. Recall, Hogg has a 4.2 (or 4.3 depending on article) GPA in a “great” public school district:

    Laura Ingram criticizes David Hogg. Then, these advertisers pull advertising from her political show at David Hogg’s request/order. I’d guess the advertisers already knew Laura’s opinions on Fox News before booking these ads. Newsflash advertisers: Fox news political commentary is right wing.

    She poked fun at his not getting into the colleges he applied to despite a 4.2 GPA. He made these college rejections public on Twitter.

    Here are some quotes from Mr. Hogg about the college rejections:

    “It’s been kind of annoying having to deal with that and everything else that’s been going on but at this point, you know, we’re changing the world. We’re too busy. Right now it’s hard to focus on that,”

    “If colleges want to support us in that, great, if they don’t it doesn’t matter, we’re still going to change the world.”

    About why it’s “their” time:

    “When your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f!@#ing phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how to use a f!@#ing democracy, so we have to.”

    “It just makes me think what sick f!@#ers out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected.” “What type of sh!@#y person does that? They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action, because they all still see these dollar signs.”

    The above quotes depict how an honor roll kid in a rich zip code with a “great” school district speaks. How humble. How eloquent. Let that sink in for a moment. As a side note, how anybody that calls themselves conservative or libertarian can still support public schooling – or cops – even for one dollar after this is beyond the reach of reason.

    • That he – and most Amerikans – believe we are a ‘democracy’, is a big part of the inherent problem.

      We were ONCE a democratic republic, but what are now a corporate oligarchy.

  11. 9th paragraph of this article says…
    Most of all, we may defend ourselves against him.

    Based on context of the article, I think you meant…
    Most of all, we may NOT defend ourselves against him.

  12. Get ready for more militarized police.

    More police shootings. More SWAT team raids.

    More violence in a culture already drenched with violence.

    Enough is enough.

    You want to talk about gun violence?

    According to the Washington Post, “1 in 13 people killed by guns are killed by police.”

    Growing numbers of unarmed people are being shot and killed by police for just standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer’s mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety.

    Enough is enough.

    With alarming regularity, unarmed men, women, children and even pets are being gunned down by twitchy, hyper-sensitive, easily-spooked police officers who shoot first and ask questions later.

    Americans are being shot and killed by police…

    For standing in a “shooting stance.”

    For holding a cell phone.

    For carrying a baseball bat.

    For opening the front door.

    For running towards police with a metal spoon.

    For running while holding a tree branch.

    For crawling around naked.

    For wearing dark pants and a basketball jersey.

    For driving while deaf.

    For being homeless.

    For brandishing a shoehorn.

    For having your car break down on the road.

    For holding a garden hose.

    For calling 911.

    For looking for a parking spot.

    This is what passes for policing in America today, folks, and it’s only getting worse.

    That police chose to fatally resolve these encounters by using their guns on fellow citizens speaks volumes about what is wrong with policing in America today, where police officers are being dressed in the trappings of war, drilled in the deadly art of combat, and trained to look upon “every individual they interact with as an armed threat and every situation as a deadly force encounter in the making.”

    Enough is enough.

  13. I agree with “escalation of force”, a doctrine that is NEVER used by American “law enforcement” today. Any American police officer can say that “he feared for his life”, even from a suspect many yards away, and his use of deadly force will be considered “justified”. Police have murdered individuals holding a cell phone or other innocuous object and have “gotten away with murder”. Even with incontrovertible video evidence, charges are routinely dismissed. It could be surmised that American police departments operate under NO “rules of engagement”–they don’t exist in any police department as unjustifiable killings by police are routinely “excused”. Behavior that would get an ordinary citizen prosecuted and incarcerated is routinely “excused” by police-friendly prosecutors and prosecutor-steered, police-friendly grand juries.
    It is long overdue to establish “rules of engagement for American “law enforcement”. Bring them under “the rule of law” just like the rest of us. On the other hand, supreme court decisions have stated that police have NO DUTY to protect individuals–only “society at large”. One only has to look at the recent school shooting where cops SAT ON THEIR HANDS, afraid to do their jobs, while two courageous SWAT team members were punished for going in.
    American “law enforcement” has also adopted Israeli methods for dealing with the citizenry, demanding immediate compliance to commands, which many times are conflicting as they are “barked” by multiple police officers. This, in itself, is a recipe for trouble. It turns out that “we are all Palestinians, now”.

    • Hi Anarchyst,

      This is a multi-faceted problem, one aspect of which is the militarization of police. They not only dress like they’re going to war, they behave that way. Soldiers fight The Enemy. They assume he is a lethal threat and their first course of action is to subdue/kill the enemy. This is what police are being trained to do to us.

      We are The Enemy.

      Note that police – though ostensibly civilian – have badges of military rank, including colonel and even four star general. They speak of us as being “civilians,” as if they were not the same thing – not having been inducted into the armed forces, nor commissioned as officers.

    • You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned the Israeli training methods used to train our police forces. this is the first stages of a Soviet style police state and it has to be stopped NOW or we will be at war with our own government soon. This is no way for free men and women to be treated in the states and cities of this republic that was founded on the rule of law and individual Liberty.

  14. Here is a guest article that deserves the light of day:

    No One Cares If You Go Home Safe At The End Of Your Shift
    Jan 02, 201812:50AM
    Category: Politics
    Posted by: Michael Z. Williamson

    Here at the house, I have a couple of decades plus of military experience. I have tools to dig in or out of natural disasters. I have extinguishers and hoses. I have a field trauma kit and bandages. I have weapons both melee and firearm. I know how to use them. I know how to trench, support and revet. I understand the fire triangle and appropriate approaches. I understand breathing, bleeding and shock. I know how to detain, restrain and control. I have done all of these at least occasionally, professionally. I’ve stood on top of a collapsing levee in a flood. I’ve fought a structure fire from inside so we could get everyone out before the fire department showed up, which only took two minutes, but people can die that fast. I’ve had structures collapse while I was working on them. I’ve been in an aircraft that had a “mechanical” on approach and had to be repaired in-flight before landing. I’ve helped control a brush fire. I’ve hauled disabled vehicles out of ditches in sub-zero weather.

    My ex wife has over a decade of service and some of the same training.

    We have trained our young adult children.

    My wife is a rancher who knows her way around a shotgun, livestock, sutures and tools, hurricanes and floods, and works in investigations professionally.

    Our current houseguest is another veteran.

    This means if anything happens at the house–and last year we had a lightning strike, a tornado and a flood within 10 days–we’re pretty well prepared.

    Now, we’re probably better off than 95% of the households out there. The level of disaster that necessitates backup varies.

    If we find it necessary to call 911, it means the party is in progress and it’s bad.

    You will probably not be going home safe at the end of your shift.

    And you know what? If it gets to that point, I really don’t give a shit. I don’t give a shit if you get smoked. I don’t give a shit if you fall under a tree. I don’t give a shit if you get shot at.

    Because at that point, I’ve done everything I can with that same circumstance, and run out of resources.

    If my concern was “you going home safe,” then I’d just fucking hunker down and die. Because I wouldn’t want that poor responder to endanger himself.

    Except…that’s what I pay taxes for, and that’s what you signed up for. Just like I signed up to walk into a potential nuke war in Germany and hold off the Soviets, and did walk into the Middle East and prepare to take fire while keeping expensive equipment functioning so our shooters could keep shooting.

    There’s not a single set of orders I got that said my primary job was to “Come home safe.” They said it was to “support the mission” or “complete the objective.” Coming home safe was the ideal outcome, but entirely secondary to “supporting” or “completing.” Nor, once that started, did I get a choice to quit. Once in, all in.

    When that 80 year old lady smells smoke or hears a noise outside her first floor bedroom in the ghetto, she doesn’t care if you go home safe, either. She’s afraid she or the kids next door won’t wake up in the morning.

    If I call, I expect your ass to show up, sober, trained, professional. I expect you to wade in with me or in place of me, and drag a child out of a hole, or out from a burning room, or actually stand up and block bullets from hitting said child, because by the time you get there, I’ll have already done all that. And there will be field dressings, chainsawed trees, buckets and empty brass scattered about.

    I don’t want to hear some drunk and confused guy squirming on the ground playing “Simon Says” terrified you so much you had to blow him away. I don’t want to hear that some random guy 35 yards away who you had no actual information on “may have reached toward his waist band. Or that “the tree might fall any moment” or that “the smoke makes it hard to see.”

    Near as I can tell, I don’t hear the smokejumpers, or the firefighters, or the disaster rescue people say such things.

    But it’s all I ever hear from the cops. If you and your five girlfriends in body armor, with rifles, are that terrified of actually risking your life for the theoretically dangerous job you volunteered for and can quit any time, then please do quit.

    You can get a job doing pest control and go home safe every night.

    Until a bunch of fucking pussies with big tattoos, small dicks, body armor and guns blow you away for minding your own business.

    Because what you’re telling me with that statement is, your only concern is cashing a check. That’s fine. But if that’s your concern, don’t pretend you’re serving the public. If you wanted to help people at risk of life, you would be a firefighter, running into buildings, dragging people out, getting scorched regularly.

    If you’re cool with writing tickets, then there’s jobs where you can do just that.

    If you want to tangle with bad guys and blow them away, fair enough. But understand: That means they get to shoot first to prove their intent, just as happens with the military these days. Our ROE these days are usually “only if fired upon and no civilians are at risk.”

    If your plan is “shoot first, shoot later, shoot some more, then if anyone is still alive try to ask questions,” and bleat, “But I was afeard fer mah lahf!” you’re absolutely no better than the thugs you claim to oppose. All you are is another combatant in a turf war I don’t care about.

    Since I know your primary concern is “being safe,” then I’ll do you the favor of not calling. Cash your welfare check, and try not to shoot me at a “courtesy” sobriety checkpoint for twitching my eye “in a way that suggested range estimation.”

    If you’re one of the vanishingly few cops who isn’t like that, then what the hell are you doing about it? If there’s going to be a lawsuit costing the city millions, isn’t it better that it be a labor suit from the union over the clown you fired, than a wrongful death suit over the poor bastard the clown shot? Both are expensive, but one has a dead victim you enabled. So how much do you actually care about that life?

    How is the training so bad that it’s not clear who is the scene commander who gives the orders?

    How is it that trigger happy bozos who, out of costume, look no different from the gangbangers you claim to oppose, get sent up front to fulfill their wish of hosing someone down because “I was afraid for my life!”?

    Why does the rot exist in your department?

    If you can’t do anything about it, why are you still in that department?

    At some point, collective guilt is a thing.

    You’ve probably not been a good cop for a long time.

    And I still don’t care if you go home safe. I care that everyone you purport to “serve and protect” goes home safe.

    • Good essay, I’ve always maintained that if the cops are such chickenshits in fear of their safety they should seek another line of work. There are plenty of occupations way more dangerous than being a cop, I don’t think it’s even in the top ten. My job (retired now) required being 50 feet in the air working with high voltage, if you were afraid of heights or worried about getting zapped then obviously that job wasn’t for you. More likely these psychos become armed government workers because they’re just thugs who get off on lording it over us mundanes; I hope I’m around when the tipping point is reached and these maggots reap the whirlwind.

      • Morning, Mike!

        Amen. It’s become a farce. And a repeat of history. If you read about the descending terror in Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany, the governments also twirped about saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety and deified those in uniform as “heroes.”

        Thus – to make a little joke at the expense of the Reichsmarschall – whenever I hear the word, “safety,” I reach for my revolver…

        • “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt . . .”
          – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

          • My favorite Solzhenitsyn quote. Gulag Archipelago should be required reading along with 1984, but that wouldn’t fit the indoctrination camps known as public schools.

    • Where did this come from? I’d like to share it with my friends on facebook if you don’t mind. Or try to. It might get me reported, but who cares? I’ve been thrown out of better places than facebook.

  15. Most CPL (Concealed Pistol License) holders are MORE proficient in the use of firearms than so-called “law enforcement” personnel. The successful “hit ratios” for CPL holders is also much higher. It is fact that CPL holders shoot more accurately, have much more control, and are, in general much better “shots” than just about any “law enforcement” personnel.
    You see, “law enforcement” personnel have “qualified immunity” which shields them from prosecution for their “mistakes”–something that the civilian CPL community does not have. They can shoot with utter abandon as they have their “immunity” to shield them from prosecution. In addition, law enforcement-friendly prosecutors and “rubber stamp” grand juries have no interest in prosecuting “bad” cops. All one has to do is look at the number of (unjustified) shootings by “law enforcement” that get conveniently “swept under the rug” by the “system” ( prosecutors, judges, grand juries, and internal affairs).
    If I had my way, ALL public officials, (not just “law enforcement”) would have NO official immunity, would be subject to all laws, just like the rest of us, and would be required to purchase an insurance “bond” as a condition of employment. Police “carve outs” would also be prohibited. Any law that citizens are subject to would also be applicable to “law enforcement”–no exceptions.
    Cops have the right to “spray and pray”–a tactic that WILL get a non-LEO locked up for murder or at least manslaughter. LEOs have “immunity” and friendly internal affairs and prosecutors–not like civilians.Most LEOs do not train with “dynamic targets” either.
    CPL holders HAVE TO BE MORE CAREFUL because of liability.
    Human nature dictates that the person with all of the bragging about what they would do in a school shooting (this (especially) includes “law enforcement”) actually would cower in fear, while the 90 lb. armed teacher would reluctantly, but successfully “take out” the shooter. Being “forced” into a situation also forces one to act. There are many examples of persons, who one would normally think, would not be capable of acting in an extremely high-stress situation, but DO come out on top–stopping the threat, and saving lives.
    All one has to do is look at the Medal of Honor recipients, who are almost always mild-mannered, initially reluctant to act, but DO act, and perform feats who most would think are normally beyond their capacity and capabilities–TRUE bravery in the heat of battle. The same applies to those civilians who act during school shootings.
    Human nature has a habit of propelling (actually forcing) the normal, average person into a true “hero” and life saver, while showing the true nature of those we assign to protect us. A good example of our “protectors” cowering in fear is the deputies who FAILED TO ACT despite having all of the equipment necessary and the preferential laws on their side (that protect them from lawsuits and liability).
    TRUE heroes ACT, while our “protectors” (failed to) REACT.

    • Based on all the evidence gathered, so far, and the reports of multiple shooters (scripted – once again), the 3 shooters in black, escorted out BY police, and throw what appears to be a Body Bag into the back of a truck, makes me wonder if cops had a Stand Down Order to allow the scenario to play out.

      Having been a Civilian Instructor to the BUDs program and working directly with SEALs many years ago, the local cops heard of this and came in to start instruction.

      Within a few weeks their sadism became apparent and all were asked to leave.

      The very few cops I’ve recognized from years past were the ones bullied in High School. Payback.

  16. Let’s look at the differences in the way police are treated after a questionable shooting:
    A citizen that uses deadly force, even justifiably, will be immediately handcuffed and arrested, until the situation is “sorted out”. He will most likely be “detained” in a holding cell at the police station until the prosecutor makes a decision whether to prosecute. Questioning by police will most certainly be forceful and immediate, with police interrogators purposely trying to “trip up” the citizen by attempting to elicit contradictory statements–standard police interrogation tactics.
    A police officer in an identical situation will NOT be handcuffed or arrested. The police officer will be afforded a union attorney and will have 72 hours in which to “get his story straight”. In addition, a police-friendly prosecutor will most likely hesitate to prefer charges, as “they are on the same team”. Most likely an extended taxpayer-paid “vacation” (administrative leave) will result.
    Not so for the ordinary citizen.
    Double standard?
    You bet…

  17. Though you are God’s people, you are ruled and abused by women and children. You are confused by leaders who guide you down the wrong path. – Isaiah 3:12 (A modern English translation)

    Pretty much says it all huh?

  18. The pissant is a brainwashed maggot, the freshly minted totalitarian asshole who always has the one-size-fits-all solution, ready to force upon everyone, be cause he has been “enlightened”. Any shithead pinko who threatens the Bill of Rights would have been tried for treason 50 years ago, but now are hailed as “visionaries” of a great utopia! This crock of shit needs to be washed away with another “great flood”, if you will, so those of us with some common decency can get on with our lives.

      • I realize that this dog-pizzle waif is just a product of libtard brainwashing. But it will be he and his dickless classmates that make the next generation of “cops” that will happily goosestep, armed as well, to your door, and mine, to demand “lawful surrender” of our firearms, and summarily execute us when we do not comply. At that point, I want to be able to clearly recognize what is coming and what kind of mindless twat I am dealing with. At that point, reason and rational on our part will be useless, because, as he has already stated, he wishes to “change the world”. Sounds like the doctrine of another similarly talent-less narcissist that plunged the world into global war. For the sake of “humanity” these “stupid kids” will end up being the real threat to a free society, and will commit any atrocity they deem fit to suit their cause. They will be the ones who casually walk up beside you and slit your throat while we are watching the current generation of authorities set the stage for “change”. Remember, it was the Nazi Party that was hailed as the salvation of the German folk from their suffering at the hands of the Imperialist and Communist oppressors that were already in power. Maybe I’m being a tad paranoid, but I’d be watching over my shoulder for the threat we may not yet recognize as such.

        • gtc,

          Gotta call bullshit.

          “demand “lawful surrender” of our firearms, and summarily execute us when we do not comply.”

          Or at least half bullshit, the summary executions usually come after compliance.

          Much, much easier to murder people when they have been disarmed.

          That Hogg kid may just be one of the Boys From Brazil.

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PvG_ORNxrO8

    • A product of government schools with government employees for parents if the bio I read is correct.

      So is it any wonder?

    • I think that if you take away the adults behind this movements momentum that finds itself behind David Hogg, you would actually find a rebellious impatient kid who probably agrees with the principle of being left alone and who tires of being told what to do. The authoratorian left has absconded the message and the kid himself. He’s damaged goods at this point.

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