I can’t believe it?! Police behaving like criminals? Police robbing people? Unfortunately, this is all too common. The good cop seems to be the rare breed these days. If a police officer does try to intervene and do the right thing, they will often lose their job.
The full story below:
DETROIT (WJBK) – A Good Samaritan snapped photos of what appeared to be two men impersonating police officers involved in a pistol-whipping and robbery outside a Citgo gas station on Detroit’s east side on July 21.
Once Fox 2 aired those photos, an even more disturbing picture developed.
“Several unidentified police officers were working this particular robbery case, recognized one of the suspects in the photographs as being a member of the Detroit Police Department,” Chief James Craig said Monday.
The Air Force Captain dares to ask if he is being detained. Police do not like this. They do not like being questioned. They expect the public to capitulate to their demands. They expect people to cower before their authority. This Air Force Captain expected that the officer would behave within his bounds of authority and act professionally. That is how the military works. This is not how the police work. The police view every citizen as potential threat. They do not view themselves as operating “in the law” or “serving the law”. They believe that it is the police and legal system versus everyone else, as classic “us versus them mentality.” For the police, the law is something that restricts them, not something that they supposed to serve. I doubt that few police actually have ever even thought of what law really means in a philosophical sense. Law has traditional meant the natural order of the universe. Human beings are supposed to act in accordance with it. Our legal system is supposed to be an expression of it. Today, law is perverted and made to be the law of man and today’s corrupt police forces are the result.
Good job for this captain. He did the right thing. He did not let this police officer run roughshod over his individual rights and he also did his duty by bringing public attention to the issue. Hopefully, one day, all police will be required to wear lapel cameras so that they will be accountable to the public.
Great for this citizen of Texas. He stood up for his rights against some small town police. Thank goodness there was video. All police should be required to have video both in their cars and on their person at all times recording. I think the only reason these cops did not behave worse was because there was a video. If there was not a video many police would have likely bashed his face into the cement and charged him with assault. He would have been physically beat up and would have had to pay fines and lawyer fees. Not to mention the psychological trauma of what has been told was your protector turning into your assailant. Thankful he did his own defense and there was a camera. This has inspired me to read some of the books that he mentions at the end of the video. After all, nobody cares about your defense as much as you.
Make sure you watch the video all the way through. The prosecutor who was a jerk before admits that “sometimes” we do live in a jackboot society. I think many people in the legal system deep down want to confess on how corrupt it is. I have meet many lawyers that have told me the same thing. I have been told that public defenders are often alcoholics because of all the corruption they see on a daily basis. The legal system will smash you. It will chew you up. If you are going to stand up for your rights make sure you know what you are doing and make sure there is video!
Remember that poor man that was beaten to death in California? Remember his blood curdling cries for help and his father as he was being beaten to death by police? Well the police got off. The story is here and here.
This kind of stuff seems to be all to common. The police waited until the old woman was handcuffed behind her back then purposely slammed her face into the pavement. Her nose was broken and she was charged with a felony for “obstruction of law enforcement officers by the use of threats or violence.” This kind of behavior is all to common. Police sensuously attack a person and then charge them with the highest crime they can come up with. Police should be made to wear cameras on their shirts at all times. The technology exists, it is time we started using it to protect citizens against violence from those that supposed to protect them.
Thanks to the LRC blog for posting this video. I think the violence in this video speaks for itself. What I find interesting is how nonchalantly this police officer commits such abuse. He seems to be totally unprovoked. He does this because he can, simple as that. Thank God there was a video, if there was not this woman would have likely been charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. That unfortunately standard operating procedure for most police. Physically abuse a citizen and then charge them with a crime.
If you don’t think this action is common among police officers ask some of them yourselves. They will at least admit that other officers do this kind of stuff if they have any honesty. I have met many who have bragged about how they abuse the law. One was a Sgt First Class in the National Guard. He bragged about he beat up a black kid because the kid made a smart ass comment about a fellow officer in the hospital. Another was a Corporal in the Marine Corps Reserves who was a full time state trooper. He said that whenever he pulled someone over, his dash camera would accidentally get “bumped” so their would be no video of him interacting with the citizen. I told him he was a piece of sh*t. He shrugged his shoulders.