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March 2, 2015

In the custodial state, however, the cops function as hyper-violent helicopter parents.

If a citizen is doing something the authorities think is unsafe or uncooperative,
the state sends in a swat team as a “show of force” or worse. There are over 50,000 SWAT raids a year in America. Most are for things like serving a summons or collecting non-violent parolees. The argument is the cops don’t know what they are getting into so for their safety they send in Seal Team Six.
This is the logic of the managerial class. Police departments have arrived at a bizarre sense of self-awareness where they no longer see themselves as part of the community. They stand apart from those they watch, like game keepers in a preserve. While their job is to keep the animals safe, their first priority is their own safety above all else, fueled by a deep distrust of those they supervise. The Show of Force at The Z Blog

Posted by gvanderleun at March 2, 2015 9:30 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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If law enforcement continues to treat the citizenry as their enemy they should not be surprised if the citizenry comes to believe them.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 3, 2015 6:11 AM

No cop is your friend at any time. All cops are rogue cops. There are exceptions, however those are few and far between.

Posted by: Terry [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 3, 2015 7:59 AM

Terry, those generalizations are troublesome are they not?

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 3, 2015 9:12 AM

We are not aware of any exceptions, can someone please point them out so that we can try not to blow their goddam head(s) off when they try to attack anyone in our tribe?

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 3, 2015 1:57 PM

hyper-violent helicopter parents

And the have real helicopters.

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 4, 2015 10:10 AM

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