Outsider Artists

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of my friend, Brooke N…

Brooke N.Turning the Art World Inside Out – Part 1 of 5:

Minnie, I know you probably can’t see this on the computer. Remind me and we’ll watch it. Rayn, you might want to start watching with the Japanese artists at 8:58 min. or so to save your battery. Gregg, I like the part in Venice about halfway through where the art critics talk about contemporary art being contrived, not spontaneous, not urgent. I think you’re able to use your training in service to being spontaneous and urgent. Worth 14 minutes of my life

Rayn: Very interesting. Thanx for sharing. 🙂

Fixate on Idea of “Good Cops” Upon Watching a Video of Five Bad Cops in Action, or Face Up to the American Police State?

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Hot-Headed Bully with Badge Violently Shoves Paraplegic Man and His Wheelchair to the Ground“…

Lieutenant Tom Davidson shoves paraplegic, Nicholas Kincade, and his wheelchair, to the ground, after the man accidentally rolls over his foot

Lieutenant Tom Davidson shoves paraplegic, Nicholas Kincade, and his wheelchair, to the ground, after the man accidentally rolls over his foot

Rayn: Dash Cam Shows Officer Pushing Over Man in Wheelchair:
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/video-dash-cam-shows-officer-pushing-over-wheelchair

When a cop violently shoves a paraplegic man he just ticketed to the ground, along with his wheelchair, and arrests him for “battery on a police officer,” all because the man accidentally ran over the swine’s cloven hoof with his mobility scooter upon leaving, you are living in a police state…

Did this hot-headed bully get his job in spite of his hair-trigger-temper, or because of it?

Thomas Pa.Cannot imagine any reason one would need to push anyone with this limited degree of mobility. If it were absolutely necessary one could just move the wheelchair and disconnect the power supply. There are good cops who do a great job, who really care about people and serving the community. It is a shame that butt heads out there like this giving them a bad name. I have met a couple. Usually the best ones who have served under fire in urban areas and seen some sh*t. Some of the small town fellows are full of authority and little else. “Mileage may vary”

Adam B.: Ya my brother was a Quad and in highschool they knocked at the door then handed my friend a bag of weed when he answered it saying “hold this for a second” and barged in with a team telling Jake to put his hands in the air when he couldn’t lift his arms! Gave him a hard time with a gun to his head.

Wendy P.: Terrible. I spoke to a friend about how insane it is that police can be corrupt and he said that most of his friends that were messed up and bullied in their youth grew up to become cops. If you’re not a cop to defend people then you’re a cop to be able to bully them. Makes sense, unfortunately. The system is rotten here and there. YIng and Yang…if you know what I mean.

RaynThe only reason I can imagine for this cop shoving this disabled man is that he is a cowardly bully and a criminal, Thomas… But, why do you say “butt heads like this,” though? Don’t your mean “like these”? Are you denying the complicity and guilt of the four other cops who helped apprehend the paraplegic man after he was violently assaulted by their buddy? If that’s as far as your ability to identify the “bad cops” extends, then what does that really say about ability to identify “good cops”?

Either way, what value do “good cops” have in a system of top-down corruption and abuse, with a judicial branch that dutifully shields the criminal elements within from all responsibility, accountability, and repercussions, whenever possible? Why not ask Serpico about his experiences as a “good cop” in NYC?

But, speaking of uselessly ineffectual individuals who defend criminal cops, rather than stopping them (like the four other cops in the video)… what of the Lafayette Police Civil Service Commission – made up of five local citizens – who determined that the officer who assaulted the man in the wheelchair shouldn’t be fired? And, what of the Tippecanoe County DA, who decided not to press charges against the costumed coward for his crime? That’s a whole lot of Individuals who are just as guilty and morally bankrupt as the swine they “shield” from justice!

Oh, and by the way, your claims about city cops versus small town cops are purely meaningless here, since the incident in this video took place in the *city* of Lafayette, Indiana. But, alas… these are the sorts of desperately irrelevant and completely unqualified statements that I have come to expect from “law enforcement” apologists. They are so faithful to the authority of the State, that even upon watching a crystal-clear video of a cop shoving a paraplegic man and his wheelchair to the ground for accidentally rolling over his foot, then arresting him for “battery on a police officer,” with the help of four other officers on the scene… rather than being inspired to engage in an open and honest discussion about the evidence of systemic corruption they are directly witnessing, they gloss over such inconveniences, and instead, attempt to use the footage as a shameless opportunity to plug and promote the *idea* of “good cops” who “really care about people.” But, in reality, there was not a single “good cop” to be found in the video I posted, so any mention of such comes off, once again, as a desperately irrelevant distraction! It seems more like a clever way to reduce the cognitive dissonance that comes from witnessing beloved agents of the State operating like the very criminals that they were sworn to protect the population against!

Wendy P.: That’s why i fear even the good cops, because good and bad are probably intertwined. Do you know how much they pay police officers? I think less than 30K. That’s BS money for what they are required to do. Dealing with the public can get overwhelming and they are paid little to top it off. They might as well be robots, people on that salary range are probably not highly educated and stressed out. But who will police, Rayn? Who can be allowed to jump in to save a life when needed? What about the use of guns? Criminals will carry guns.

Genaire: The pigs I mean police in NJ make over 60k a year.

Wendy P.: What?!?! dream come true for a bully cop. at that rate i would be outragedif i saw unjust behavior from them.

Paralyzed Man Violently Slammed by Police for Driving His Powered Wheelchair in Pedestrian Lane

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Larry Dodson rides his mobility scooter against traffic, as a pedestrian (photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis of The Roanoke Times)

Larry Dodson rides his mobility scooter against traffic, as a pedestrian (photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis of The Roanoke Times)

Police Forcefully Arrest Paralyzed Man for Driving His Powered Wheelchair in Pedestrian Lane:
http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/larry-dodson/

(Police State USA) A wheelchair-bound man was taken to the ground face-first and handcuffed because he rode his motorized scooter on the shoulder of a road against traffic, the way pedestrians are legally supposed to. Police impounded his scooter and took him to jail.

(Read entire article here…)

My CommentaryWhen a man who is paralyzed from the chest down is harassed by police for operating his mobility scooter as a pedestrian, instead of a “motor vehicle,” and is soon violently slammed face-first to the ground, and charged with “resisting arrest” and “disorderly conduct” for not standing on command, like a good slave, while having his scooter impounded as though it was a car or bicycle, then you are living in a police state…

Taking a little inspiration from a well-known Joe Rogan quote, I’d say that this country has a bullying problem disguised as a freedom problem, and a freedom problem disguised as a bullying problem…

Doublethink is at the core of this fraud system…

Hot-Headed Bully with Badge Violently Shoves Paraplegic Man and His Wheelchair to the Ground

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Lieutenant Tom Davidson shoves paraplegic, Nicholas Kincade, and his wheelchair, to the ground, after the man accidentally rolls over his foot

Lieutenant Tom Davidson shoves paraplegic, Nicholas Kincade, and his wheelchair, to the ground, after the man accidentally rolls over his foot

Dash Cam Shows Officer Pushing Over Man in Wheelchair:
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/video-dash-cam-shows-officer-pushing-over-wheelchair

(Indianapolis) The Lafayette Police Department released dash cam video Wednesday of an October 2013 incident that led to one man’s arrest and an officer’s suspension.

Police were called to the Excel School at 617 N. Ninth St. on Oct. 1, 2013, on reports of a man who said he had a handgun in his backpack.

The man, Nicholas Kincade, who is a paraplegic and is confined to a wheelchair, did not have a gun, but did have a pocket knife.

At the request of school administrators, police issued Kincade a warning for trespassing, and then he was free to go, police said.

As the video shows, Kincade rolled his wheelchair forward, running over the foot of Lt. Tom Davidson, who then pushed Kincade.

(Read entire article here…)

My CommentaryWhen a cop violently shoves a paraplegic man he just ticketed to the ground, along with his wheelchair, and arrests him for “battery on a police officer,” all because the man accidentally ran over the swine’s cloven hoof with his mobility scooter upon leaving, you are living in a police state…

Did this hot-headed bully get his job in spite of his hair-trigger-temper, or because of it?

Are the Terms “Zero Intelligence” and “Brain-Dead” Really Considered Offensive, Now?

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Zero Tolerance? Try Zero Intelligence! Brain-Dead Bureaucracy in Action!“…

Amy Parham sits with her son, Rhett, who displays the cartoon Bomberman64 picture he drew and brought to school, which resulted in his suspension

Amy Parham sits with her son, Rhett, who displays the cartoon Bomberman64 picture he drew and brought to school, which resulted in his suspension

Rayn: Autistic Student Suspended for Bringing Drawing of Cartoon Bomb to School:
http://www.wyff4.com/upstate-mom-special-needs-son-suspended-for-drawing-bomb/-/9324882/22444084/-/jkpxttz/-/index.html

And, THIS is brain-dead bureaucracy in action, my friends!
“Zero tolerance”? Ha! Try: ZERO INTELLIGENCE!

Besides, No Victim, No Crime, control-freaks!
Get a grip on yourselves, already!

Adam G.: I think it’s more ableist, victim blaming structures in action that support bullying. Rather than being concerned that there are things pushing students to mass violence, they just want to focus on the mass violence, so they have these asinine no tolerance policies against anyone who makes reference to violence instead of bring the (sometimes metaphorical) actual bullies down to the office for torturing students so badly that they try to kill themselves or others.

Adam G.: Also, can’t help but nitpick, but “brain dead” and “zero intelligence” are kind of ableist.

Genaire: I don’t disagree with your first comment, Adam, but how are Rayn’s words ableist? It does seem pretty brain dead to suspend a student for a harmless picture. I’ve drawn several pictures of guns, bombs and other weapons while in class never would I have imagined getting suspended for it.

RaynI understand where you are coming from with your first comment, Adam, although I’m not so sure this has to do with student bullying. In order to punish the student mentioned in the article, the school utilized their “zero tolerance” for weapons on school grounds policy. And, apparently, according to this mindless set of rules, a drawing of a weapon is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing…

As a matter of fact, the “zero tolerance” for weapons on campus policy is so cold and thoughtless, it has even been used by school officials to demand that a deaf child modify the way he signs his name, since one of the letters involved apparently “resembles a shooting gun” to these bureaucratic robots…

Hunter Spanjer, 3-Year-Old Deaf Boy, Told By Preschool To Change Way He Signs His Name:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/hunter-spanjer-3-year-old_n_1836159.html

Also, to clarify my words, since their meaning appears to be completely lost on you: bureaucracy isn’t actually alive, so it doesn’t really have brain function, while a policy isn’t actually capable of intelligence, so it registers as “zero.” With this in mind, understand that I very purposely labeled these two non-corporeal entities with the thinking and reasoning level of THE DEAD – utterly and completely non-existent! And, I spent a while tweaking my comment, in order to get the results you see, trying out multiple terms in the process – including “zombie,” “mindless,” “brainless,” and so on. However, none of them did my sentiment any justice, and so, were rejected in favor of my final two choices. I fail to see how they could be viewed as “kinda ableist,” since I have never before seen or heard either of these two terms being used to describe the disabled. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)