Tag Archives: Crime
Look at this video. Then catch up to me on the other end.
“(Officer Darren) Wilson won a commendation this year after he subdued a man who was found to be involved in a drug transaction, and he was honored in a ceremony in the Town Council chambers”
Man do I have questions about that sentence but for now let’s just pretend that I don’t and that Officer Wilson did a good thing; and was awarded for it.
That seems Ok until you learn “The Rest of the Story”
I was talking with someone recently and they were saying how terrible it is that there are so many incidents of Police using excessive force lately. They mentioned the case of the University Security “Police” Sergeant who sprayed MK-9; Military Weapons Grade Pepper
Spray, directly in the faces of protestors who were SITTING on the ground committing no chargable offence; from two feet away. Even in military situations; the minimum firing distance for MK-9 is six feet. Then they said something that just blew my mind. They said that his action borders on criminal behavior.
“BORDERS ON CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR?”, I said. “Way-el’, I’d shay’ thish’ here Hombre done crossed that-there border shum’ ways back.”
Back; back; way back; way back when…………….
The most amazing thing to me is that when the cops found literature from the “Constitutional Society” including a copy of that most dangerous document to cops like these and their Fascist Masters;………………..The United States Constituion.
After illegally dragging her out of the car and handcuffed her then illegally rooting through her vehicle and personal items; the Cop looks at the material, tries to decide if he should confiscate it, and then states that he isn’t sure if it is illegal to have.
He thinks she might be allowed to read the material.
He thinks she might be allowed to read the material?
He thinks she might be allowed to read the material!
Crime. Americans are afraid of crime. As a matter of fact Americans are afraid of the mere possibility of crime. And why not?
For years they have been told about the dangers of everything from Jay-walking to Marijuana; from Mugging to Heroin. They have been inundated with reports and videos and rumors of crime. Pictures make it all the more real and immediate.
But the truth is that many millions of Americans go out every day. In cars; on foot; on buses and in cabs. They go to school, work, and just for a walk. Most; the vast majority of those people do this every day and are never the victims of crime especially violent crime.
There is a higher likelyhood that you will be the victim of crime if you: a) Live in a high crime area; mostly urban areas but not all urban areas. b) Travel in such areas regularly. c) Are involved in crime yourself. Or d) Run naked into a known criminal hangout wearing only precious stones and a Visa card and singing “Rape Me”. Other than that; your odds are pretty good.
But I am here to tell you that “Crime”, is indeed, everywhere. And we are responsible. So if crime is everywhere; how can I say that it’s pretty safe to walk the streets in most places?
Because the crime taking place in most neigborhoods isn’t violent; it isn’t infringing on anyones rights and it doesn’t hurt anyone but the participants if it even harms them. It may be gambling, Marijuana or other drugs, prostitution, or it could be the guy down the block who found a way to download copyrighted music or video.
So what is the truth? What should we do about all of this crime and all these criminals?…………………….
Remember when you were a child and your mom said if you ran into a big scary dog; stand still and be silent and hopefully he will go on by? Well dogs being basically non-viscious creatures; it probably worked.
But sometimes; like when a serial killer bent on your demise or enslavement attacks; your silence will not protect you. Your silence will get you DEAD. So why do I bring this up? Do I have an inside source with knowledge of future serial killer attack points? Mmmmmmm……………..could be. I guess you’ll just have to hit the “read more” button to find out the frightening yet true answer……………………………………………..