The Incremental Militarization of the American Police Officer

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Cop Block,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

2012-06-10 - The Incremental Militarization of the American Police Officer

My CommentaryAmerican Fascism, Exposed!

Chicago Police Raid Home of Anti-NATO Activists, Repeated Call One Tenant a “Commie Faggot”

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

"Dismantle NATO!"

“Dismantle NATO!”

Police Preemptively Raid Apartment & Arrest Activists Ahead of NATO Summit:
https://shadowproof.com/2012/05/17/police-preemptively-raid-apartment-arrest-activists-ahead-of-nato-summit/

() Chicago police have reportedly engaged in a preemptive raid against activists that planned to protest the NATO summit. The raid is believed to have taken place late last night in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: “Two tenants were handcuffed for more than 2 hours in their living room while police searched their apartment and a neighboring unit, repeatedly calling one of the tenants a ‘Commie f*ggot.’ “

This brain-dead cop must not have gotten the memo:

America For Sale: Chinese Group Plans To Construct A 200-Acre ‘China City’ In Michigan:
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/05/america-for-sale-chinese-group-plans-to.html

American Police State Relies Completely Upon on Cannabis Arrests

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

NYPD's Racist "Stop and Frisk" Policy

NYPD’s Racist “Stop and Frisk” Policy

“The Whole System Relies on These Arrests”: The NYPD’s Racist Marijuana Arrest Crusade And Its National Implications:
http://www.alternet.org/story/155439/%22the_whole_system_relies_on_these_arrests%22%3A_the_nypd%27s_racist_marijuana_arrest_crusade_and_its_national_implications

(Alexander Zaitchik)  Every morning, several sheets of paper are posted to the walls outside the arraignment rooms of New York City’s Borough Courts. They list the names of the accused scheduled to appear before the judge and the legal codes of their offenses. On most days and across the city’s five boroughs, these lists include multiple names next to the numbers 221.10. This is the legal code for the misdemeanor charge of possessing small amounts of marijuana “open to public view,” meaning the public display or public smoking of pot. In 2010, more than 50,000 New Yorkers were arrested for violating 221.10. The number represented 15 percent of all arrests made by the NYPD and allowed the city to keep its crown of Marijuana Arrest Capital of the World.

Not that there is a credible challenger for the dubious honor. The high number of 221.10 arrests puts New York in a league of its own and has become a lightning rod in the national debate over race and the war on drugs. New York’s marijuana arrests, says a growing chorus of critics, are a prime example of how the nation’s drug laws disproportionately impact black and Latino communities.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: In 2008, cannabis arrests comprised half of all drug arrests:

Marijuana Arrests For Year 2008: 847,864 Pot Arrests Now Comprise One-Half Of All US Drug Arrests:
http://norml.org/news/2009/09/14/marijuana-arrests-for-year-2008-847864-pot-arrests-now-comprise-one-half-of-all-us-drug-arrests

Cop Kicks Pregnant Woman in Stomach, Claims He Was Taught Maneuver at Police Academy

I originally posted the following information and commentary here, onto my Facebook page, “American Fascism, Exposed,” then promptly shared it to my own Facebook wall…

Officer Jerad Wheeler finally under investigation, after being accused of kicking a 9-month pregnant woman in the belly

Officer Jerad Wheeler finally under investigation, after being accused of kicking a 9-month pregnant woman in the belly

Officer FINALLY Investigated After Kicking 9-Month Pregnant Woman in Belly:
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/dekalb-officer-investigated-after-allegedly-kickin/nNzDS/

(Jodie Fleischer) Channel 2 Action News has learned a DeKalb County police officer is under criminal investigation for allegedly kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach, then charging her with obstruction of a police officer.

Records show the department never investigated the incident and five supervising officers signed off on the officer’s actions.

“I was upset because I couldn’t believe an officer would kick me, with my child in my stomach,” Raven Dozier told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer.

Dozier was nearly nine months pregnant and helping to calm down her brother who was arguing with police. They used a Taser on him, and she cried out.

That’s when Officer Jerad Wheeler used what he described in his report as “a front push-kick to the abdomen, as he was taught to do at the academy.”

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Officer Jerad Wheeler used what he described in his report as “a front push-kick to the abdomen, as he was taught to do at the academy.” Four supervisors and an internal affairs detective signed off on his action…

Discussing the Police Murder of Kelly Thomas

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “More American Fascism, Exposed!“…

Rayn: More American Fascism, Exposed!

“Vengeance for Kelly Thomas. This is what cops did to him as he pleaded for his life.” Fullerton Police Department 237 West Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 738-6800 ci.fullerton.ca.us

“Vengeance for Kelly Thomas. This is what cops did to him as he pleaded for his life.”
Fullerton Police Department
237 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-6800
ci.fullerton.ca.us

Johnny B.: why’d they beat this poor fellow?

Nali M.: watch the vid 😕

Nali M.: I couldn’t watch the whole thing

Robert C.: Since this guy is white and his father was a cop maybe someone will do time. But don’t hold your breath….

Rayn: Because he was uncooperative with efforts to question and search him by officers, John. Though he was non-combative, they responded with naked aggression and brutality, as you can see.

I noticed the cop connection, too, Robert when I was reading about it a few days ago. I thought to myself, “looks like they beat the wrong homeless schizophrenic man to death, this time.” I most definitely believe that this crime might never have made it to the news, aside from the fact that Kelly Thomas’ father is a retired police officer father, who likely went ALL OUT to expose his son’s killers. Keep in mind that the tape evidence we all now see came AFTER the charges were successfully pressed. In other words, it was discovered during the course of an investigation that might otherwise have never happened…

I’m still wondering, though… Just how many crimes are these murdering cops actually guilty of, aside from the beating death of Kelly Thomas? It would be foolish to assume that the one time a criminal gets caught is the first and only time they did a crime… Every arrest they ever made, and every accusation of police brutality against them ever reported should be examined thoroughly, now…