Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Two truths and a lie (Lump 1)

Song for this post: "Wars" ~ Hurt

Have you ever played that game where you're supposed to list of 2 truths and 1 lie and see if anyone can guess which one was the lie?  Fun right? Kind of like today's news: 2 articles that put a lump in my throat and one that I  can't stop staring at with incredulity.

(I'm reading The Stranger today...I read a lot of news sources and list them all...you're welcome for the link backs guys!)

Lump 1:

I'm sure all of you who live near me have been paying attention to the war criminals we call Seattle police, right? I don't even know where to begin with these animals. Really.  Our police force is put there by US to protect US and keep the peace. Not to use "excessive force" in an "unconstitutional manner 20 percent of the time."

After many many complaints, protests like this annual march, an investigation by the DOJ and some pretty incriminating videos of police violence leaked to KING5 News, the local police department isn't reforming, it's acting like a group of stubborn adolescents.
The problem stems from the city's contract with the Seattle Police Officers' Guild (SPOG), which represent more than 1,250 uniformed officers. To get a sense of its political leanings: The group's membership has sought to repeal race and social justice training, said it was "outraged" by the city council's 11 recommendations last year to increase police accountability, and even called to have the city attorney arrested. 
Didjya read that?!?!  They want to repeal race and social justice training!??!?!  I'm sorry. I think I just hallucinated.  I thought this was 2011 not 1942. I also thought I lived in one of the most liberal cities in the continental US.  Apparently I was mistaken and this is actually Alabama (no offense Alabamans but, well, you know it's true).

Don't believe how HORRIBLE our boys in blue are?  How about this video: (NOT okay for children)

Kinda makes you want to join me in the annual anti-police brutality march doesn't it? Also kind of makes me want to curb stomp the fucker in that uniform for being the worst representation of a man and a human I've seen in a long time.

I'll send a gift basket to anyone who can track down his name...seriously...

1 comment:

  1. Law enforcement has the same problem that plagues the military from time to time: people with various insecurities before they enlisted/were commissioned, who suddenly are giving a position of authority. And they believe that gives them the right to abuse that authority. But I don't believe that is the fault of armed services, or of law enforcement in general; it is a byproduct of our society's problems and the flawed (and unfortunately widespread) belief that stratification of one's position will automatically make them a wealthy, happier person.