Police Are More Dangerous To the Public Than Are Criminals

The Sheeple Brutalized & Murdered by Police Psychopaths

The worse threat every American faces comes from his/her own government.

At the federal level the threat is a seventh war (Syria) in 12 years, leading on to the eighth and ninth (Iran and Lebanon) and then on to nuclear war with Russia and China.

The criminal psychopaths in Washington have squandered trillions of dollars on their wars, killing and dispossessing millions of Muslims while millions of American citizens have been dispossessed of their homes and careers. Now the entire social safety net is on the chopping bloc so that Washington can finance more wars.

At the state and local level every American faces brutal, armed psychopaths known as the police. The “law and order” conservatives and the “compassionate” liberals stand silent while police psychopaths brutalize children and grandmothers, murder double amputees in wheel chairs, break into the wrong homes, murder the family dogs, and terrify the occupants, pointing their automatic assault weapons in the faces of small children.

The American police perform no positive function. They pose a much larger threat to citizens than do the criminals who operate without a police badge. Americans would be safer if the police forces were abolished.

The police have been militarized and largely federalized by the Pentagon and the gestapo Homeland Security. The role of the federal government in equipping state and local police with military weapons, including tanks, and training in their use has essentially removed the police from state and local control. No matter how brutal any police officer, it is rare that any suffer more than a few months suspension, usually with full pay, while a report is concocted that clears them of any wrong doing.

In America today, police murder with impunity. All the psychopaths have to say is, “I thought his wallet was a gun,” or “we had to taser the unconscious guy we found lying on the ground, because he wouldn’t obey our commands to get up.”

There are innumerable cases of 240 pound cop psychopaths beating a 115 pound woman black and blue. Or handcuffing and carting off to jail 6 and 7 year old boys for having a dispute on the school playground.

Many Americans take solace in their erroneous belief that this only happens to minorities who they believe deserve it, but psychopaths use their unaccountable power against everyone. The American police are a brutal criminal gang free of civilian control.

Unaccountable power, which the police have, always attracts psychopaths. You are lucky if you only get bullies, but mainly police forces attract people who enjoy hurting people and tyrannizing them. To inflict harm on the public is why psychopaths join police forces.

Calling the police is a risky thing to do. Often it is the person who calls for help or some innocent person who ends up brutalized or murdered by the police. For example, on September 15 CNN reported a case of a young man who wrecked his car and went to a nearby house for help. The woman, made paranoid by the “war on crime,” imagined that she was in danger and called police. When the police arrived, the young man ran up to them, and the police shot him dead.

People who say the solution is better police training are unaware of how the police are trained. Police are trained to perceive the public as the enemy and to use maximum force. I have watched local police forces train. Two or three dozen officers will simultaneously empty their high-capacity magazines at the same target, a minimum of 300 bullets fired at one target. The purpose is to completely destroy whatever is on the receiving end of police fire.

US prosecutors seem to be the equal to police in terms of the psychopaths in their ranks. The United States, “the light unto the world,” not only has the highest percentage of its population in prison of every other country in the world, but also has the largest absolute number of people in prison. The US prison population is much larger in absolute numbers that the prison populations of China and India, countries with four times the US population.

Just try to find a prosecutor who gives a hoot about the innocence or guilt of the accused who is in his clutches. All the prosecutor cares about is his conviction rate. The higher his conviction rate, the greater his success even if every person convicted is innocent. The higher his conviction rate, the more likely he can run for public office.

Many prosecutors, such as Rudy Giuliani, target well known people so that they can gain name recognition via the names of their victims.

The American justice (sic) system serves the political ambitions of prosecutors and the murderous lusts of police psychopaths. It serves the profit motives of the privatized prisons who need high occupancy rates for their balance sheets.

But you can bet your life that the American justice (sic) system does not serve justice.

While writing this article, I googled “police brutality,” and google delivered 4,100,000 results. If a person googles “police brutality videos,” he will discover that there are more videos than could be watched in a lifetime. And these are only those acts of police brutality that are witnessed and caught on camera.

It would take thousands of pages just to compile the information available.

The facts seem to support the case that police in the US commit more crimes and acts of violence against the public than do the criminals who do not wear badges. According to the FBI crime Statistics in 2010 there were 1,246,248 violent crimes committed by people without police badges. Keep in mind that the definition of violent crime can be an expansive definition. For example, simply to push someone is considered assault. If two people come to blows in an argument, both have committed assault. However, even with this expansive definition of violent crimes, police assaults are both more numerous and more dangerous, as it is usually a half dozen overweight goon thugs beating and tasering one person.

Reports of police brutality are commonplace, but hardly anything is ever done about them. For example, on September 10, AlterNet reported that Houston, Texas, police routinely beat and murder local citizens.

The threat posed to the public by police psychopaths is growing rapidly. Last July 19 the Wall Street Journal reported: “Driven by martial rhetoric and the availability of military-style equipment–from bayonets and M-16 rifles to armored personnel carriers–American police forces have often adopted a mind-set previously reserved for the battlefield. The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts have created a new figure on the US scene: the warrior cop–armed to the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing threat to familiar American liberties.”

The Wall Street Journal, being an establishment newspaper, has to put it as nicely as possible. The bald fact is that today’s cop in body armor with assault weapons, grenades, and tanks is not there to make arrests of suspected criminals. He is there in anticipation of protests to beat down the public for exercising constitutional rights.

To suppress public protests is also the purpose of the Department of Homeland Security Police, a federal para-military police force that is a new development for the United States. No one in their right mind could possibly think that the vast militarized police have been created because of “the terrorist threat.” Terrorists are so rare that the FBI has to round up demented people and talk them into a plot so that the “terrorist threat” can be kept alive in the public’s mind.

The American public is too brainwashed to be able to defend itself. Consider the fact that cops seldom face any consequence when they murder citizens. We never hear cops called “citizen killer.” But if a citizen kills some overbearing cop bully, the media go ballistic: “Cop killer, cop killer.” The screaming doesn’t stop until the cop killer is executed.

As long as a brainwashed public continues to accept that cop lives are more precious than their own, citizens will continue to be brutalized and murdered by police psychopaths.

I can remember when the police were different. If there was a fight, the police broke it up. If it was a case of people coming to blows over a dispute, charges were not filed. If it was a clear case of assault, unless it was brutal or done with use of a weapon, the police usually left it up to the victim to file charges.

When I lived in England, the police walked their beats armed only with their billysticks.

When and why did it all go wrong? Among the collection of probable causes are the growth or urban populations, the onslaught of heavy immigration on formerly stable and predictable neighborhoods, the war on drugs, and management consultants called in to improve efficiency who focused police on quantitative results, such as the number of arrests, and away from such traditional goals as keeping the peace and investigating reported crimes.

Each step of the way accountability was removed in order to more easily apprehend criminals and drug dealers. The “war on terror” was another step, resulting in the militarization of the police.

The replacement of jury trials with plea bargains meant that police investigations ceased to be tested in court or even to support the plea, usually a fictitious crime reached by negotiation in order to obtain a guilty plea. Police learned that all prosecutors needed was a charge and that little depended on police investigations. Police work became sloppy. It was easier simply to pick up a suspect who had a record of having committed a similar crime.

As justice receded as the goal, the quality of people drawn into police work changed. Idealistic people found that their motivations were not compatible with the process, while bullies and psychopaths were attracted by largely unaccountable power.

Much of the blame can be attributed to “law and order” conservatives. Years ago when New York liberals began to observe the growing high-handed behavior of police, they called for civilian police review boards. Conservatives, such as National Review’s William F. Buckley, went berserk, claiming that any oversight over the police would hamstring the police and cause crime to explode.

The conservatives could see no threat in the police, only in an effort to hold police accountable. As far as I can tell, this is still the mindset.

What we observed in the police response to the Boston Marathon bombing suggests that the situation is irretrievable. One of the country’s largest cities and its suburbs–100 square miles–was tightly locked down with no one permitted to leave their homes, while 10,000 heavily armed police, essentially combat soldiers armed with tanks, forced their way into people’s homes, ordering them out at gunpoint. The excuse given for this unprecedented gestapo police action was a search for one wounded 19-year old kid.

That such a completely unnecessary and unconstitutional event could occur in Boston without the responsible officials being removed from office indicates that “the land of the free” no longer exists. The American population of the past, suspicious of government and jealous of its liberty, has been replaced by a brainwashed and fearful people, who are increasingly referred to as “the sheeple.”

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Paul Craig Roberts, Boiling Frogs Post contributing author, is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has been reporting on executive branch and cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. He has written or co-written eight books, contributed chapters to numerous books, and has published many articles in journals of scholarship. Mr. Roberts has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy, and has been a critic of both Democratic and Republican administrations. You can visit his website here.

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  1. Where did that picture come from? Looks like it says “DeesDistraction.com” on the bottom, but that didn’t come up with anything.

    I’m only asking because it’s a really well done picture. Looks setup though – just wondering if it happens to be a real photo or if they were models posing.

    Thanks for the article. Those statistics are terrible to contemplate.

  2. Oh, I just noticed the shirt and helmet. “New World Police”

  3. I disagree, we definitely need law enforcement. Someone needs to be at the other end of a 911 call.

    However, we don’t need the WOD, militarization of police, SWAT teams routinely used to serve warrants, checkpoints, camera farms, and roid-raging morons who feel compelled to draw a weapon on anyone who makes eye contact with them. Escalating any encounter which presents the slightest opportunity, and exhibiting extreme aggression, is considered “big dog” behavior in cop-land.

    The “big dog” dynamic means each cop has to up the ante to ensure he stays in the big dog club. If the the first cop draws a gun on someone who’s not properly responding to shouted commands, then the second has to taze him/her preemptively, and the third one has to administer blows with fist, feet and/or baton. Generally, if there are three or more cops going “big dog” on you, the violence-feedback dynamic means you will end up very seriously hurt or dead.

    Not a good idea to walk the streets or drive if you are deaf or have slow reactions, because the cops are often chemically jacked-up and operating in “Matrix-time”. Your two-second delay in responding to a screamed command is a flagrant and extended exhibition of dangerous defiance in their time frame. Defiance is resistance, and resistance is a threat to officer safety and all means of crushing resistance are thereby called for. The “big dogs” pride themselves on reacting to resistance with blinding speed and extreme force, in the name of officer safety.

    How did it get like this? You can thank SWAT, and the deliberate change in police tactics which is designed to hasten the police state.

    Intimidation is a necessary tactic for dynamic entry, that is a given. SWAT teams doing dynamic entry have to use intimidation to suppress resistance, because they can’t simply kill everything in the area like the military would in a war situation.

    The trouble is, dynamic entry intimidation tactics and mentalities have been emulated by too many cops on the street. In the cop world, SWAT is “cool”, so SWAT tactics have become “cool” as well. It’s rationalized as being good for officer safety, but in fact it will inevitably lead to more dead and wounded cops.

    Cops are safer when they have broad public support, but their overly-aggressive tactics are alienating the public and causing more police-to-public encounters that would otherwise be unexceptional, to become confrontational and result in violence and arrests. This is probably “fun” for the cops, and certainly ups their all-important contact average (the metric they have to maintain as a measure of job performance). Every step of escalation in any encounter they have with John Q Citizen is another point for their contact average. Even for a routine traffic stop, each violation they can add is another point. When they generate many points from one person that is called a “hose-down”.

    From the high-altitude perch of the elites, the underlying objective of police hyper-aggression is the same objective underlying the WOD, which is to criminalize as many people and activities as possible.

    In the Utopia of the elite, there are no law-abiding citizens living in a state of liberty. There are only criminals who are unfit for liberty, and the limitless power of the state to control them. If you think you aren’t a criminal, well think again. If you get junk mail for an ex-roommate who moved out years ago, and toss it in the trash, you have just committed a Federal offense – mail tampering. If you live in a state which permits vehicle carry of firearms, and while armed happen to drive past a school or even drive a street over from a school, or a licensed day-care facility (which many people have in their homes), you are a felon. It matters not if the gun is legal in every other way, and it’s 3 AM when no school is in session – once that gun enters a perimeter within 1000 feet of any part of school property, you become a Federal felon and a “prohibited possessor” (not allowed to own or carry a gun) for life.

    At least once a year Congress is presented with one or more bills which would make prohibited possessors of all whose names appears on the secret list of suspected terrorists. If such a bill ever becomes law, you won’t know your name is on the secret list until you’ve been discovered in possession of a gun under circumstances you probably assumed were innocuous, such as declaring it in your checked baggage or during a traffic stop when the cop sees on his screen that you have a concealed carry permit and your name has a match on the secret list. Your first, and possibly last, clue will be when a gun is stuck in your ear and one or more police officers are screaming conflicting commands at you, followed by tazing and beating and so forth.

    If such a bill ever becomes law, the only foolproof precaution will be to use a password generator to generate a couple of strings of random characters, and legally change your name to that. When someone asks how your name is pronounced, simply respond, “You can call me Ray.”

  4. I’ve been saying this for over a year now and it is a huge relief to be able to see it in big bold letters in the news.

    The time that we abolish the police force – for good – can’t come quickly enough for me. The very presence of police in our communities prevents us from ever evolving into autonomous individuals who must take responsibility for, not only their actions, but their words as well. People around here (New Orleans) act like infantile “adults”; they call the police just to avoid the most minor of confrontations with anyone who they don’t know. It’s akin to a small child calling in the nanny as her representative. I mean, I’m talking about grown adults here; it’s unreal.
    Also, the fact that people know that they can call 911 at any time to be rescued makes them feel like they can say anything to anyone and get away with it. I guarantee you that if no such “rescue” existed, people would suddenly get very polite when interacting with strangers — and that certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing!

    -Amanda

  5. The only way to have an honest and drastically scaled-down version of police to serve a community (rather than to police it) would be to remove the profit motive for corruption; in essence, a voluntary police force with no monetary compensation.

    -Amanda

  6. Motorcycle clubs. That’s what we need. More motorcycle clubs.

  7. Your readers and commentators might do well to watch G.Edward Griffin’s interview (early 80s) with Rusian defector Yuri Besmenov to gain a better understanding of a policy that is now well entrenched in the West, America particularly. He ends this interview 30 years ago saying that he hopes people will wake up to what’s coming before they find themselves with a boot in their face. It would seem, judging by many of the comments, that people have not woken up and are still blissfully I’ll-informed.

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