I almost died laughing when I noticed the comparison. See, to judge Judge A. Howard Matz, a violation of such fundamental rights are akin to an edit of a newspaper, or a set of books, in the rich and powerful friends he has, like the Murdoch's and Winnick's of my country. These corporate whores at the trough of America. Their arrogant, smug sense of entitlement over you. But such displays are only performed once the stage is set by the henchmen, your local police.
What had started as a demonstration over the Jan. 1, 2009, shooting of Oscar Grant escalated. Grant, 22, was killed on a Bay Area Rapid Transit station. Police Officers had made him lie face down at the time he was killed.
The shooting and events leading up to it were captured on amateur videos that have been broadcast on television.
(01-06) 22:06 PST San Francisco --
Johannes Mehserle, the BART police officer who fatally shot a man on the Fruitvale Station platform in Oakland early New Year's Day, is being kept under wraps and moved from place to place after receiving a number of death threats, BART spokesman Linton Johnson confirmed Tuesday night.
Americans have long maintained that a man’s home is his castle and that he has the right to
defend it from unlawful intruders.
Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing. Over the
last 25 years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law enforcement, along
with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units (most commonly called
Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT) for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT
teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the
These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting
nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having
their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units
dressed not as police officers but as soldiers.
These raids bring unnecessary violence and
provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The
raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted
in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers,
children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.
Contemptible police tactics - Cops raid the home of a licensed medical marijuana provider in Washington, handcuff the fourteen year old son and put a gun to his head, and search the nineteen year old daughter and take the contents of her mickey-mouse wallet.
How To Survive Traffic Stops in America, Submit, Instantly! - What the cops want is immediate obedience and submission. Many cops are ex-military and view the civilian motorists of America about like they viewed the hapless peasants of Iraq and Afghanistan, that is, with contempt, not as fellow citizens deserving of civility and respect. It is a possibly lethal mistake to do anything other than submit, instantly and obey! Or be ready to shoot first. But aim high.