A story I couldn’t even blog about

1 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in crime, police, torture | 2 Comments »

Rad Geek Charles Johnson opens up with both barrels on the institution of State policing, and rightly so.

I saw this video about 2 weeks ago. Twice, three times. I left it up on my screen, I read the articles, I read the comments, I tried to organize my thoughts. Nothing came out but a high-pitched keening sound, so I knew it was time to move on.


Read his full post. He’s done the research and picked apart the assumptions and lies. He’s looked into this pit of filth and come back with something instructive. Bravo, Charles.

His conclusion is as apt as it is obvious. It’s nothing shocking to those of us who share the same critique of the state, but worth repeating nonetheless:

The plain fact is that what we have here is one of two things: either a professionalized system of violent control which tacitly permits and encourages cops to exercise this kind of rampant, repeated, intense, and unrepentant abuse against powerless people—or else a system which has clearly demonstrated that it can do nothing effectual to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

As for the Aryan Nation connection, well, imagine my shock. You didn’t really think that cops are selected for their dignity or their integrity or their intelligence or their tolerance or their morality, did you?

  1. 2 Responses to “A story I couldn’t even blog about”

  2. By Aaron Kinney on 2 July 2008

    I’m so sick of police lawyers and police captains saying things like “the vast majority of cops are good people.”

    It isn’t true. What is becoming more and more apparent is that, actually, the vast majority of people that get ARRESTED are good people. Violent people make up a minority of those arrested, I’m willing to wager.

  3. By disinter on 10 July 2008

    Disgusting. The cop that was holding her back got fired but the cop that assaulted her is on leave? Did I hear that correctly? WTF!

    The thing that pisses me off is these assholes never get charged with a crime, and rarely get reprimanded.

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