All cops are bastards.
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49,000 Afghan people are dead at the hands of the U.S. military. No one cares.
1,700,000 Iraqi people are dead at the hands of the U.S. military. No one cares.
35,000+ Pakinstai people are dead at the hands of the U.S. military. No one cares.
1,833 people died in Hurricane Katrina, went without water and food for days before hand. The U.S. was slow to respond. Barbara Bush said the people staying in arenas was “working out well for them” since they were underprivileged anyway.
1 American person dies of Ebola, and everyone loses their fucking minds.
A family from Hammond, Illinois was recently on their way to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, to visit a dying relative when they were attacked by police at a traffic stop.
Lisa Mahone was on the way to the hospital to visit her dying mother, her boyfriend Jamal Jones, and her two children were also in the car at the time.
The entire family was on their way to say their final goodbyes when they were pulled over by police because the Lisa was not wearing a seat belt.
When police came to the window and asked Mahone for her license and registration, she gave that information to the officers and informed them that she was on her way to the hospital with her family to visit her dying mother.
Ignoring her request, the police became aggressive, demanding that the passenger of the vehicle, Jamal Jones, also provide officers with his ID. Jones was not carrying his ID at the time, because it was taken by police in a recent encounter when he was ticketed for a traffic violation.
Regardless of his reason, passengers of vehicles should not be expected to carry identification at all times. The idea of police being able to ask any person for identification without any reason is a tenant of fascism, which is becoming more and more prevalent in American by the day.
To appease the officers, Jones attempted to give them a recent ticket he received, to prove his identity. However, when he reached for his bag, multiple officers drew their guns on the car, with two young children inside.
At that point, Mahone called 911 to demand a supervisor and her 14-year-old child began recording the incident with his cellphone from the back seat.
“I gave him my license and insurance. I also let him know at the beginning to please hurry up because my mom is about to die,” Mahone told 911.
Meanwhile, the officers began to threaten Jones, using profanity, and demanding that he exit the car. Jones told them that he meant them no harm, and requested to speak with a supervisor.
“You’re going to come out of the car one way or another. You want your kids to see you come out through the window?” the officer barked at Jones.
Terrified, the family remained in the car, hoping that their 911 call for a supervisor would be taken seriously.
After Mahone was off the phone, the officers surrounded the car and asked them to step out another time.
Mahone responded to the officers, asking, “Why do you say somebody’s not gonna hurt you? People are getting shot by the police–“
Before she was able to finish her sentence, the officers smashed through the window and tased Jones, spraying the young children in the back seats with shattered glass.
“I was just so sad. It was horrible,” said 7-year-old daughter Janiya, who was traumatized by the experience.
Police charged Jones with “resisting law enforcement and refusal to aid an officer”, but now the couple has filed a lawsuit against the Hammond police, armed with cellphone video taken by Mahone’s son.
“They had no probable cause, one, to even ask Jamal to get out of the car, or two, to engage in excessive force in tasering and arresting him,” attorney Dana Kurtz said in a statement.
The police have defended the actions of the officers, claiming that they had every right to harass the family in the manner that they did.
The Hammond police department said in a press release that:
“The Hammond police officers were at all times acting in the interest of officer safety and in accordance with Indiana law… In general, police officers who make legal traffic stops are allowed to ask passengers inside of a stopped vehicle for identification and to request that they exit a stopped vehicle for the officer’s safety without a requirement of reasonable suspicion.”
Kurtz responded to the statement saying that, “There was absolutely no search, no nothing to suggest there was criminal activity going on. And certainly not anything that would authorize to taser someone and pull them out of the car and shatter glass into the back seat with children present.”
According to a FOX report, one of the officers involved in the attack has been involved in two prior lawsuits, both relating to the use of excessive force.
As much as I want Guantanamo closed, the U.S. surely knows that if they ever let those men out, the hell they will unleash on this country will make 9/11 look like a gay pride parade. Frankly, I wouldn’t blame them one bit.
The U.S. creates terrorists by accusing non-terrorists of being terrorists because they don’t cooperate in agreeing that they are terrorists.
Evidence that inherent prejudice in the police force is inbred into its offspring.
(via Wicked Gay Blog: Philly Gay-Bashing Suspect Is Daughter Of Local Police Chief)
The three suspects to be charged in Philadelphia’s mob gay-bashing are expected to surrender themselves on Wednesday (today). The female of the trio is the daughter of a local police chief.
Action News has confirmed suspect Kathryn Knott is the daughter of Chalfont, Bucks County Police Chief Karl Knott. At their Southampton home, no one answered but when we asked several neighbors about the charges against Knott, off camera, they would only say they’re not surprised. Full story here via Joe My God!
WGB: This story gets more and more sordid each day as all the hate unravels. Also, check out some of Knott’s tweets. (Via Scott Wooledge)
MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti) – Airstrikes, carried out by Washington and its Arab allied forces against the Islamic State (IS), have killed eight civilians, three of them children, Reuters reported Tuesday.
The head of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters that apart from civilian casualties, the attacks resulted in the deaths of about 30 fighters from the so-called Nusra Front jihadist group.
Earlier in the day, the Unites States carried out a number of airstrikes against IS positions in Syria, using aircraft, drones and Tomahawk missiles. Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates also reportedly took part in the attacks.
As many critics have pointed out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.
to say the least…
As many critics have pointed, out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.
There are 50,000 homeless veterans in this country. Don’t give me your “supporting the troops” bullshit mantra. You’re as hypocritical as the government you support.
The US and ISIS aren’t that dissimilar. They both have some alleged strict moral code that they’re willing to brutalize innocent people over in an attempt to engage the population at large into following. Islam is ISIS’s religion, patriotism is the U.S.’s.
ISIS beheads innocent journalists and civilians. The U.S. is only a bit more covert in their violence, since their propaganda is actually used in convincing its citizens to volunteer to be put in harm’s way under the guise of freedom and patriotism and duty, and will even give them a uniform, shelter, and food to do it, and pay the family if one of them gets killed. Wait - al Qaeda did that, too. Wait - ISIS is an off-spring of al Qaeda. Wait wait - the U.S. created al Qaeda, and trained them. So if the CIA trained al Qaeda, and ISIS is an off-spring of al Qaeda, then …………
Looking at things logically, and from everyone’s point of view in the world, then one wonders who is a bigger international threat: A renegade group of militants willing to shed blood at the drop of a hat in order to establish dominion across the planet, or ISIS.
Scenario 1: Parent hits spouse.
General public reaction: WTF DOMESTIC ABUSE!!
Scenario 2: Parent hits child.
General public reaction: The child probably deserved it. They’re just disciplining them. I was spanked and I turned out alright.
They’re doing exactly what the CIA taught al Qaeda in the 80s. The occupier of a country ends up going broke. That’s how you defeat an enemy. bin Laden was part of al Qaeda when they were still the friend of the U.S. (post Russian invasion of Afghanistan). The CIA taught them that if you can engage an enemy to the point that they go bankrupt, then you win a bigger war. They taught al Qaeda to injury, not kill, the enemy. It takes more resources to nurse a soldier back to health than it does to ship his body home & bury him.
bin Laden said that al Qaeda’s goal was to bankrupt the U.S.; to cause financial ruin. Create a little uproar here or there, and then the U.S. would go into overdrive to defeat them. It’s exactly what’s happened.
ISIS is an off-shoot of al Qaeda (in a round about way, not getting into particulars here). They know the training from 30 years ago that the CIA itself gave them. The beheadings, while gruesome and vicious beyond belief, are a simple tool to them. It’s another way to continue the ongoing bankruptcy of the U.S. That is why they’re a threat, not because of religion, or lack of democrazy. It’s not because our women wear pants, or free enterprise, or Starbucks. They simply want the U.S. out of that part of the world. BUt they know if they lob off a few heads of American citizens, the whole damn brigade will put every penny they have into stopping it. It doesn’t mean it’s logical, it means that’s what they’re doing.
The U.S. never left after the Russian-Afghanistan situation in the 80s. The U.S. is the occupier for thirty years. (Hell, the U.S. is still in Japan, and Germany, sixty-nine years after the war ended.) Houseguests and fish start to stink after 3 days, they say. Every single time a civilian or soldier has been beheaded on video, every time a building or a ship or whatever is blown up - the same demand has always been on the list: LEAVE. The U.S. doesn’t have squatter rights in any country. They’re uninvited, unwanted, and over-bearing. The U.S. is the terrorist to people in that part of the world.
Soldiers aren’t defending freedom; they’re instilling fear and dominion under the hidden guise of Imperialism. If anyone is defending their freedom, it’s people who are trying to push the U.S. out of their neighborhoods, their schools, their shops, their streets, and their country. And now murderer-in-chief barry obama has taken on dubya’s tactics of doing whatever the fuck he wants to engage a pretend enemy. It’s just that the innocent people that are going to die under a drone strike aren’t anyone’s enemy. But what’s a few more dead towel heads in the name of freedumb? MURRICA!
Sept 11: War is good for government’s business, but deadly for humanity, destroys #compassion, and removes the soul from the heart. Happy voting in 2016.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
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