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Police: We're The Experts - Don't You Dare Criticize Us


by Tyler Durden
Wed, 03/07/2018 - 22:15


Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

One of the most surprising developments in the wake of February's Florida school shooting is the willingness by many generally police-friendly commentators to denounce the lack of action by local police against the shooter.

From National Review, to The Federalist, to Donald Trump, many of the law enforcement officers involved in the shooting are being accused of outright "cowardice."



Part of this is agenda-driven. The inaction on the part of law-enforcement organizations demonstrates that it is not enough to "call 911" and hope the police show up to protect the victims. As Michael Graham notes, the Florida situation is part of a "pattern of police cowardice" which was also apparent at the 2016 Orlando shooting and at the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. In both cases, police stood outside while gunmen worked freely inside the building in question.

Thus, if police are going to protect themselves while victims are at the mercy of gunmen, this illustrates that private gun ownership is perhaps the only reliable defense — whether in the hands of professional private security or even amateurs. Opponents of a police monopoly on gun ownership have seized upon this police failure as a helpful illustration of their position.

In the past, however, the right-wing's knee-jerk tendency to always defend the police would likely have prevented much direct criticism of police agencies themselves. That reticence, however, appears to be falling away, and the cowardice of government law enforcement officials has now become become an open question.

Naturally, this does not bode well for the position of police agencies in the political hierarchy. Law enforcement agencies have long depended on their "hero" status as an important factor in ensuring that police organizations get whatever they want from local governments and state legislatures.

"We're Experts, Do What We Say"
In response, many defenders of police have become testy and defensive, resorting to slipshod arguments that amount to little more than "you people who aren't police should just shut up."

A typical example of this can be found in USA Today where Tim Vogt, a former border patrol officer and current instructor at a "law enforcement academy," denounces any criticism of the sheriff's deputies involved.

Vogt's argument? Police should not be subject to criticism "from the unqualified and spineless peanut gallery."

In other words, Vogt holds that government agents are unassailable experts who ought not be forced to suffer commentary from the ignorant taxpayers who, it seems, aren't good for much other than paying the bills for law-enforcement agencies.

Vogt's article resorts to perpetuating myths about police agencies, as well. He claims that "we also take more risks than most of you choose to on a daily basis," implying that most Americans can't fathom the risks that police officers take. In reality, millions of Americans are employed daily in lines of work that are more dangerous than being a police officer — including truck drivers, landscape maintenance workers, farmers, roofers, and construction workers.

Vogt resorts to outright deception when he claims that police "risk their lives on behalf of others each day, all for a lower middle-class wage." This is not true outside the tiniest, most rural police forces. A typical police organization pays police well above median wages, and benefits are even greater when the extremely generous police pensions are included in the calculation. Scot Peterson, the police officer that Vogt is specifically defending, was being paid double the local median income.

This sort of lashing out, however, is nothing new for defenders of law enforcement after rank police incompetence becomes apparent.

In his book defending the police response to the Columbine Massacre, former SWAT officer Grant Whitus declared: "I want to say to the critics: Okay, if you think it's so damn easy, then you go patrol a beat...I bet you wouldn't make one day with me before you pissed yourself."

Alan Pendergast, in a review of Whitus's book notes:

It's a standard cop refrain: You haven't been where I've been, so shut your piehole.

Significantly, Whitus invokes the movie A Few Good Men as an illustration of how police actions should be immune to criticism.

In the film, when questioned about his abuse of military power, the Jack Nicholson characters screams "You can't handle the truth!" and goes on to explain how the general public is too yellow-bellied and ignorant to understand the real threats that are out there in the world. Thus, the military, his reasoning goes, should be left unquestioned in regards to how it goes about doing its business.



It is not surprising that Whitus wants this same rationale to apply to police work as well. The pain-in-the-neck general public doesn't possess the secret wisdom government agents have, so the public's opinions are all just the idle speculations of a "worthless peanut gallery."

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In foreign and military affairs, those who want citizens and taxpayers to keep quiet and do as their told invoke the phrase "politics stop at the water's edge."

It is a sentiment often expressed by advocates for more foreign intervention and ever more taxpayer funding for military institutions. The idea is the taxpaying public is too stupid or too ignorance to have anything other than worthless opinions when it comes to military and foreign affairs beyond the borders of the United States. Modern Americans have typically caved to this bullying tactic. Writing in the 1990s, however, at the end of the Cold War, Samuel Francis noted that such an attitude is incompatible with a free society:

The self-sufficiency, the civic independence, of the citizens of a republic, the idea that the citizens should support themselves economically, should be able to defend themselves,educate themselves, and discipline themselves, is closely connected to the idea of public virtue…A self governing people is simply too busy, as a rule, with the concerns of self-government to take much interest in other peoples’ business…A self-governing people generally abhors secrecy in government and rightly distrusts it. The only way, then, in which those intent upon…the expansion of their power over other peoples, can succeed is by diminishing the degree of self-government in their own society. They must persuade the self-governing people that there is too much self-government going around, that the people themselves simply are not smart enough or well-informed enough to deserve much say in such complicated matters as foreign policy…We hear it…every time an American President intones that “politics stop at the water’s edge.” Of course, politics do not stop at the water’s edge unless we as a people are willing to surrender a vast amount of control over what the government does in military, foreign, economic, and intelligence affairs.

Francis's critique applies to police matters as well, of course. Politics do not stop at the front door of the police station or sheriff's office unless we are "willing to surrender a vast amount" of citizen control over what the government does to us.

Many Americans are willing to surrender their civic responsibility to others, though. Francis contends that the modern American government relies heavily on citizen deference to the state's "incumbent managerial elite." This elite asserts it deserves a special exalted status above the taxpayers because the elites are, well, elites. And they know best.

This is the same claim now being made by current defenders of the police.

Deference to the "experts" in police and military organizations, however, has not always been a given in America.

Indeed, among citizens in the nineteenth century, it was considered unbecoming to step aside and allow government agents to set the terms of national defense and public safety.

In the nineteenth century, critics of excessive deference to state "expertise" on matters of keeping the peace spoke in terms of "manliness" in resisting usurpation of privately-supplied community order. This measure of things never quite went away, although now the bravado comes largely from defenders of government agents. Thus, we see that critics of police are denounced as "spineless" nobodies who will "piss themselves" if faced with the dangers police face. On the surface, the debate is about courage, but the subtext behind apologists like Whitus and Vogt is one of "we're real men, and the rest of you aren't."

Indeed, how voting citizens — all of whom were men through most of the nineteenth century — viewed themselves in relation to government agents with guns varied in earlier eras. As noted by Bret Carroll in American Masculinities: a Historical Encyclopedia, deference toward military power "clash[ed] with the equally masculine virtues of independence and individualism." The ideal citizen was a "citizen-soldier who was a frontiersman, a yeoman farmer, or a shopkeeper."2

Standing armies were viewed with "suspicion," and much of this grew out of ideas passed down from Revolution-era opposition to occupying British soldiers who were seen as being of "low moral character."

It was only after the Civil War, Carroll notes, that the very large numbers of veterans in the general population began to create a "mystique" around military service, and to encourage a culture that "glorified military service" above activities in the private sector.

Because law enforcement agencies in their modern form were extremely rare in the US before the late nineteenth century, the functions of police were also largely viewed as a matter of private self-defense, and not a matter for "experts" who were to be unquestioned by the general public.

Today, the language of "manliness" or "virtue" has been replaced by the language of "expertise." And, from the government's point of view, expertise is even better as a standard of police and military power because it can be readily used to exclude all outsiders from exercising influence over internal government matters.

The attempt at having the experts take over, of course, has not been totally successful. There is still a well-established tradition in the United States of civilian oversight for military affairs, and non-police oversight for law-enforcement. County sheriffs are subject to voters and police forces are subject to civilian mayors and city councils.

Nevertheless, the claim that critics of police inaction are part of a unqualified "peanut gallery" has been successful for decades. It is an indication of a cowed and passive citizenry, but we may be finally witnessing some pushback from the non-experts who aren't buying the pro-government myths any longer.

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San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of the Castro' claims he fled after leaving two men seriously injured in hit and run 'because he was too famous'
  • Christopher Kohrs, 40, was charged with two felony counts of hit and run in connection to the morning wreck that occurred on November 29, 2015
  • His lawyers are claiming that a 'very aggressive' crowd began to gather at the scene, prompting him to flee the North Beach, California, area
  • Kohrs had been driving his orange 2009 Dodge Charger when he hit two men on the street
  • Instead of stopping to see if victims Victor Perez and Frank Vilches were fine, Kohrs ditched his car and friends and ran away on foot
  • Kohrs was dubbed the 'Hot Cop of the Castro' during his time with the force as people would rush to take pictures of the chiseled officer
  • He claims that fame caused him to be approached by close to 100 people


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Dear Overweight And Out Of Shape Cop
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Published on Mar 8, 2018
Dear overweight and out of shape cop isn’t just about cops. It’s about those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement and really for anyone who wants to be better prepared in their own lives, no matter their career path, to be the best version of themselves they can be and ready to take care of others if and when the unexpected time comes.

Being physically and mentally fit is a benefit for all of us, especially those in a position where they are regularly called upon to use those skills.
 

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300+ NYPD officers keep jobs despite committing fireable offenses – report
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Allegations are surfacing against hundreds of NYPD officers who committed fireable offenses but were allowed to keep working. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports.
 

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Police officer who smashed into SUV killing a six-year-old sues the boy's mother claiming SHE was negligent
  • A New Mexico officer who struck a woman's SUV killing her six-year-old son, Joel Anthony Mumaw, is suing the child's mother for negligence
  • Officer Jonathan McDonnell, with the Albuquerque Police Department, filed the lawsuit on Friday in response to a suit filed by Antoinette Suina
  • Suina and her nine-year-old daughter were hospitalized with severe injuries after the April 2017 crash in Albuquerque
  • Suina's young son died at the hospital one day after the crash
  • A deputy determined that Officer McDonnell was traveling 67mph in a 40mph zone when he crashed into Suina's car
  • The officer was responding to a call when the crash occurred, but a deputy wrote in an investigation report the officer was going too fast for the conditions
  • Since joining the police department in 2009, McDonnell was involved in four motor vehicle crashes and an unauthorized pursuit


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Gang members KIDNAP cop during a 'routine' traffic stop and drive him a mile as other officers give chase in dramatic high-speed pursuit
  • Officer Brian Wallace stopped the trio's car in Marietta, Georgia, on Saturday
  • The driver Cody Moody got out and was being questioned by the side of the road
  • He suddenly sprinted back into the driver's seat and Wallace followed him
  • Two other men, Eyzaiya Moody and Walter Gadson Jr, were also in the vehicle
  • With Wallace in a headlock, Moody and the others drove off
  • Officers gave chase before the vehicle came to a stop at a dead end a mile away


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Antifa Rant On Law Enforcement Talk Show Video - LEO Round Table episode 497
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Published on Mar 9, 2018
00:45 Video of SC officer ejecting homeless from McDonalds
11:17 Video of Antifa panelist rant on Italian police confrontation

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 497 filmed on 03/05/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook
John Newman

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Topic 1 concerns a video of an unnamed female Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Police Officer ejecting a homeless man and Yossi Gallo who bought him food from a McDonald's restaurant. Mayor Brenda Berthune and McDonald's restaurant owner Joe Pellicci were referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/patrol-issu...

Topic 2 concerns a video on FACEBOOK.COM showing Italian police in riot gear battling Antifa in Pisa. A rare Antifa rant is presented by panelist and attorney Ward Meythaler in gest.

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San Francisco Police Fire 65 Shots At Murder Suspect In RV On Video - LEO Round Table episode 498
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Published on Mar 10, 2018

00:45 Video of Kentucky officer fatally shooting knife attacker
08:41 Video of San Francisco police firing 65 rounds at RV

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Episode 498 filmed on 03/05/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook
John Newman

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Topic 1 concerns a video of Fulton (Kentucky) Police Officer James Buckingham fatally shooting Chris McClure after he attacked him with a pole and a knife. Attorney Larry Forman is referenced in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/officer-sho...

Topic 2 concerns a video of San Francisco (California) Police firing approximately 65 shots at armed murder suspect Joel Armstrong who was inside an RV. Police Commander Greg McEachern was quoted in the story. Reference was made to SWAT, TAC and SPEC guys.

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Police Show Of Force Is Excessive According To Growing U.S. Courts - LEO Round Table episode 500
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Published on Mar 13, 2018
01:07 U.S. courts determining police show of force excessive

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Episode 500 filmed on 03/12/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook

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Topic 1 concerns courts across the country determining that law enforcement show of force can be considered excessive. Reference is made to the U.S. Supreme Court, Graham v. Connor, objective reasonableness, Baird v. Renbarger (7th Circuit), Jacobs v. City of Chicago (7th Circuit), Robinson v. Solano County (9th Circuit), Holland v. Harrington (10th Circuit), Baker v. Monroe Township (3rd Circuit), Binay v. Bettendorf (6th Circuit), Mlodzinski v. Lewis (1st Circuit), L.A. County v. Rettele, Aponte Matos v. Toledo Davila (1st Circuit), Sharrar v. Felsing (3rd Circuit), Edwards v. Giles (8th Circuit), Collins v. Nagle (6th Circuit), Stiegel v. Collins (3rd Circuit), Estate of Bennett v. Wainwright, Estate of Redd v. Love 10th Circuit), search warrants and the Graham Factor.
 

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Sheriff LEGALLY pockets more than $750,000 meant to feed prison inmates and uses it buy a beach house
  • Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin took $750,000 from prison food funds
  • He used it to buy a lavish four-bedroom beach house with a pool and boat dock
  • Lawman claimed Alabama law meant he could keep 'excess' funds for himself
  • He even used a 'food provision account' to pay for getting his lawn mowed


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Horrific jailhouse video shows deputies laughing as 36-year-old schizophrenic man lay dying on the floor after he was strapped naked to a restraint chair for 46 hours
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND DISTURBING CONTENT
  • Andrew Holland, 36, died in his jail cell in California county of San Luis Obispo
  • After his death in January 2017, county corner said he died of 'natural causes'
  • But video has emerged showing Holland died as deputies laughed and watched
  • Footage shows Holland lose consciousness while writhing on the floor naked


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California Cop Loses Gun To Mental Health Subject In Fight On Video - LEO Round Table episode 503
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Published on Mar 16, 2018
01:07 Colorado officer fired after returning to work from accident
09:11 Video of California LEO losing gun to mental health subject

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Episode 503 filmed on 03/12/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
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Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook

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Topic 1 concerns Lone Tree (Colorado) Police Officer Robert Chamberlain who was fired after coming back to work from an accident that could have been caused by a work related seizure. Chief Kirk Wilson is quoted in the story.

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Topic 2 concerns a video of an unnamed Sacramento (California) Police officer confronting suspect Juan Carlos Heras-Castro at Mercy General Hospital who was there for a mental health evaluation. Heras-Castro fled on foot and, when caught by the officer, wrestled his gun from him and fired three (3) shots in an attempt to kill him. Police Chief Daniel Hahn is referenced in the story.

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Texas Trooper Obesity, Measured One Waistline At A Time - LEO Round Table episode 504
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Published on Mar 17, 2018
01:07 Texas trooper obesity being measured by the waistline

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Episode 504 filmed on 03/12/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
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Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook

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Topic 1 concerns the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) beginning to record height, weight and waist measurements of it's 4,297 sworn officers in an effort to identify and address obesity issues. Deputy Director of Administration and Services Skylor Hearn is quoted and DPS Director Steve McCraw is referenced in the story.

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Use of Force as a Security Officer
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When to use force & how much force to use.
 

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Texas deputy, 42, is fired after he 'tackled and brutally BEAT' a girl, 12, outside a barbecue restaurant during an off-duty drinking binge rage
  • Texas deputy Jack Danford Jr., 42, allegedly beat a girl, 12, in a drunken rage
  • The incident happened at Oakwood BBQ in Austin on March 3
  • The unnamed girl was outside waiting on her stepdad when she was attacked
  • The child reportedly went to play with her stepdad, Russell Cope's dog when the deputy tackled her to the ground
  • Cope said the officer 'was hammer fisting' his stepdaughter when he intervened
  • Manager Will Atkins said he also threatened to call police on the deputy earlier
  • Danford was arrested at the scene and charged with public intoxication, injury to a child and resisting search


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AG Fires Former FBI Deputy Director Before Full Pension Eligibility - LEO Round Table episode 506
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Published on Mar 20, 2018
01:10 Attorney General fires former FBI Deputy Director
08:43 FSI study on how fast prone suspects can become a threat

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Episode 506 filmed on 03/19/2018

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David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook
John Newman

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Topic 1 concerns U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions firing former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe two (2) days before his eligibility for a planned full retirement. Reference is made to President Donald Trump, the Hillary Clinton email investigation, the Inspector General's report, Robert Mueller's probe and former FBI Director James Comey in the story.

https://www.policeone.com/federal-law...

Topic 2 concerns a new study by the Force Science Institute that examines the speed with which a suspect can convert from a proned-out position to a flight-or-fight stance. Reference is made to Dr. John O'Neill and Dr. Anthony Pinizzotto in the story.

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Black Lives Matter demonstrators descend on Sacramento streets and disrupt Kings' game to protest the fatal shooting of unarmed black man by city cops
  • Protesters took over Sacramento streets and public spaces on Thursday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on Sunday night
  • Stephon Alonzo Clark, 22, was shot 20 times in his grandparents' backyard by Sacramento police officers
  • Demonstrators briefly shut down Interstate 5 in both directions late Thursday afternoon
  • They also took to City Hall and caused a NBA game to start 20 minutes late due to blocked entrances


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Police sergeant, 37, who used his patrol car's computer to download child porn and set up secret cameras to film children using the bathroom, is jailed for 120 years

  • A judge sentenced 37-year-old Kyle Adam Kirby to 120 years in prison for producing and possessing images and videos related to sexual abuse of children
  • Agents searched the computer inside of Kirby's police car, where they found images of young children depicted in a sexual manner dating back to 2014
  • Kirby also used secret cameras to film minors without their knowledge
  • Images of nude and partially undressed children in at least three different bathrooms were found on Kirby's desktop computer
  • Kirby tried to delete the files, but his attempt was unsuccessful


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Stephon Clark Shot By Police In South Sacramento ... Was It Racial Discrimination?
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Published on Mar 23, 2018
A black man fatally shot by officers in his own backyard was carrying a cell phone, and not a “tool bar," Sacramento police said this week.

Stephon Clark, 22, was shot and killed Sunday night in the backyard of his family’s home after police responded to a call of someone breaking car windows, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Police previously said Clark was holding what they believed to be a “tool bar” in his hand before he allegedly “extended [it] in front [of] him” while advancing toward two responding officers.

Police said the officers believed the object was a gun, and, fearing for their lives, opened fire.

Police weren’t immediately able to explain their previous claims of a “tool bar” and weren’t able to identify the object as a cell phone until late Monday.

On the night of the shooting, two Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies circling the area in helicopters said they spotted a man and told police he shattered the window of a car with a tool bar. The deputies then directed officers on the ground to the suspect’s location.

(ARTICLE: FOX NEWS)

Black man fatally shot in backyard after officers mistake cell phone for 'tool bar,' police say
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/21/...

Stephon Clark shooting: How police opened fire on an unarmed black man holding a cellphone
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la...

‘Our city is hurting’: Protesters swarm downtown Sacramento following deadly police shooting
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/p...

Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg urges others to 'use white privilege' to ensure gun violence in 'black community' is heard
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...

Austin bomber: ‘Challenged young man’ or ‘terrorist’?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m...

Leading Causes of Death (LCOD) by Age Group, Black Males-United States, 2014*
https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/lcod...

Austin bomber: ‘Challenged young man’ or ‘terrorist’?
http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBKyaCj?oci...

Mom fights back against home invaders on Detroit's west side
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Teacher Fires Gun In California School - LEO Round Table episode 508
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Published on Mar 22, 2018
01:10 Video of Iowa LEOs fatally shooting armed, suicidal driver
11:36 California teacher accidentally fires gun in classroom

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 508 filmed on 03/19/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
David D'Agresta
Cody Ann Cook
John Newman

Schedule:
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Topic 1 concerns a video of suicidal and armed driver Jihad Mustafa Merrick fighting with Iowa law enforcement officers and running over Bremer County Sheriff's Deputy Glenn Beenblossom's foot before being fatally shot by Deputy Beenblossom and Chickasaw County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Hanson. Nashua Police Chief Travis Marvin, Officer Ben Scholl and Iowa troopers Ken Haut, Nathaniel Miller and Chris Forsyth were also referenced in the story.

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Why did they mute their bodycams? Sacramento cops who shot and killed unarmed black father, 22, after they mistook his cell phone for a gun offer no explanation why they stopped the audio

  • Stephon Clark, 22, was shot on March 18 after cops thought he had a weapon
  • Seven minutes after the shooting, one officer is heard saying 'mute' the camera
  • An expert said the officers might mute the audio for a confidential conversation
  • The Sacramento Police Department released the footage but offered no explanation as to why the officers would want to mute the audio
  • Clark was suspected of smashing car windows in a neighborhood
  • After he was gunned down, officers discovered he was only holding a phone


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Enough Is Enough: If You Really Want to Save Lives, Take Aim at Government Violence [SHORT]




By John W. Whitehead
March 26, 2018


Enough is enough.

That was the refrain chanted over and over by the thousands of demonstrators who gathered to protest gun violence in America.

On March 24, 2018, more than 200,000 young people took the time to march on Washington DC and other cities across the country to demand that their concerns about gun violence be heard.

More power to them.

I’m all for activism, especially if it motivates people who have been sitting silently on the sidelines for too long to get up and try to reclaim control over a runaway government.

Curiously, however, although these young activists were vocal in calling for gun control legislation that requires stricter background checks and limits the kinds of weapons being bought and sold by members of the public, they were remarkably silent about the gun violence perpetrated by their own government.

Why is no one taking aim at the U.S. government as the greatest purveyor of violence in American society and around the world?

As journalist Celisa Calacal recognizes, “It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a police officer shooting a civilian counts as gun violence. Every time an officer uses a gun against an innocent or an unarmed person contributes to the culture of gun violence in this country.”

Enough is enough.

The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror or mass shooting.

Violence has become our government’s calling card, from the more than 80,000 SWAT team raids carried out every year on unsuspecting Americans to the military’s endless wars abroad.

Indeed, the day before thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington DC to protest mass shootings such as the one that took place at Stoneman Douglas High School, President Trump signed into law a colossal $1.3 trillion spending bill that gives the military the biggest boost in spending in more than a decade.

With more than $700 billion earmarked for the military, including $144.3 billion for new military equipment, you can be sure this financial windfall for America’s military empire will be used to expand the police state here at home.

This will put more militarized guns and weapons in the hands of local police and government bureaucrats who have been trained to shoot first and ask questions later.

Enough is enough.

Remember, it was just a few months ago that President Trump, aided and abetted by his trusty Department of Justice henchman Jeff Sessions, rolled back restrictions on the government’s military recycling program to the delight of the nation’s powerful police unions.

Under the auspices of this military “recycling” program, which was instituted decades ago, more than $4.2 billion worth of equipment has been transferred from the Defense Department to domestic police agencies.

There are now reportedly more bureaucratic (non-military) government civilians armed with high-tech, deadly weapons than U.S. Marines.

In the hands of government agents, whether they are members of the military, law enforcement or some other government agency, these weapons have become routine parts of America’s day-to-day life. As investigative journalists Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz reveal, “Many police, including beat cops, now routinely carry assault rifles. Combined with body armor and other apparel, many officers look more and more like combat troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Thanks to Trump, this transformation of America into a battlefield is only going to get worse.

Get ready for more militarized police.

More police shootings. More SWAT team raids.

More violence in a culture already drenched with violence.

Enough is enough.

You want to talk about gun violence?

According to the Washington Post, “1 in 13 people killed by guns are killed by police.”

Growing numbers of unarmed people are being shot and killed by police for just standing a certain way, or moving a certain way, or holding something—anything—that police could misinterpret to be a gun, or igniting some trigger-centric fear in a police officer’s mind that has nothing to do with an actual threat to their safety.

Enough is enough.

With alarming regularity, unarmed men, women, children and even pets are being gunned down by twitchy, hyper-sensitive, easily-spooked police officers who shoot first and ask questions later.

Americans are being shot and killed by police…

For standing in a “shooting stance.”
For holding a cell phone.
For carrying a baseball bat.
For opening the front door.

For running towards police with a metal spoon.
For running while holding a tree branch.
For crawling around naked.
For wearing dark pants and a basketball jersey.
For driving while deaf.
For being homeless.
For brandishing a shoehorn.
For having your car break down on the road.
For holding a garden hose.
For calling 911.
For looking for a parking spot.

This is what passes for policing in America today, folks, and it’s only getting worse.

That police chose to fatally resolve these encounters by using their guns on fellow citizens speaks volumes about what is wrong with policing in America today, where police officers are being dressed in the trappings of war, drilled in the deadly art of combat, and trained to look upon “every individual they interact with as an armed threat and every situation as a deadly force encounter in the making.”

Enough is enough.

You want to save lives?

Start by doing something to save the lives of your fellow citizens who are being gunned down every day by police who are trained to shoot first and ask questions later.

You want to cry about the lives lost during mass shootings?

Cry about the lives lost as a result of the violence being perpetrated by the U.S. government here at home and abroad.

If gun control activists really want the country to reconsider its relationship with guns and violence, then it needs to start with a serious discussion about the role our government has played and continues to play in contributing to the culture of violence.

If the American people are being called on to scale back on their weapons, then as I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the government and its cohorts—the police, the various government agencies that are now armed to the hilt, the military, the defense contractors, etc.—need to do the same.

It’s time to put an end to the government’s reign of terror.

Enough is enough.

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ABOUT JOHN W. WHITEHEAD
Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

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Indiana police release footage of brazen suspect's inch-perfect escape from a squad car under a closing garage door right in front of hapless cops

  • Michael Maldonado, 25, was allegedly caught on camera escaping from police
  • Surveillance footage shows officers pulling into a garage at Porter County Jail
  • Moments after they walk away from patrol cars, Maldonado prepares his escape
  • He is seen climbing into the driver's seat and opening the patrol car's door
  • Maldonado then makes a beeline for the garage door and runs out of the jail
  • Police announced they had re-captured him late on Tuesday night


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'The mayor and the city have failed, you hear me?': Brother of Stephon Clark interrupts Sacramento council meeting and takes the microphone to attack Sacramento cops who shot dead his unarmed sibling

  • Stephon Clark, 22, shot 20 times by two Sacramento, California police officers despite fact he was unarmed
  • Brother, Stevante, disrupted a specially-convened council meeting on Tuesday and jumped on mayor's desk
  • He took the microphone and urged audience to 'shut the f*** up' before attacking 'failures' by city authorities
  • He urged the audience to chant his brother's name and took the microphone to make an impromptu speech
  • Protesters also disrupted Sacramento Kings game for second time with some fans heckled as they entered
  • Feds have now joined probe in a move police chief said he hopes will bring 'faith and transparency' to case


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Austin Bombing Suspect Blows Himself Up As SWAT Moves In - LEO Round Table episode 512
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01:23 Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT comes
06:23 New study reveals demeanor influences police violence

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Episode 512 filmed on 03/26/2018

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Topic 1 concerns Austin (Texas) bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt being tracked down and fatally blowing himself up when SWAT was moving in to apprehend him. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, Representative Michael McCaul and Fred Milanowski from ATF were referenced and/or quoted in the story.

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Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Justine Damond - LEO Round Table episode 513
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Published on Mar 28, 2018
00:57 New study no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing
07:57 Minneapolis officer charged in murder of Justine Damond

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Episode 513 filmed on 03/26/2018

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John Newman

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Topic 1 concerns a recent study by Associate Professor George Mohler of the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Science's Computer and Information Science. In it he determines that there is no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing. Reference is made to UCLA and the LAPD in the article.

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Topic 2 concerns Minneapolis (Minnesota) Police Officer Mohamed Noor being charged with murder and manslaughter in the 07/15/2017 shooting death of Australian complainant Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Former Police Chief Janee Harteau, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and partner Officer Matthew Harrity were referenced in the story.

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Minneapolis Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Justine Damond - LEO Round Table episode 513
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Published on Mar 28, 2018
00:57 New study no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing
07:57 Minneapolis officer charged in murder of Justine Damond

LEO Round Table (law enforcement talk show)

Episode 513 filmed on 03/26/2018

Chip DeBlock (Host)
Ward Meythaler (Attorney)
Bret Bartlett
David D'Agresta
Dan O'Kelly
John Newman

Schedule:
1 hour LIVE show every Monday at 7 pm EST
Episodes uploaded to YouTube Tue - Sun at approx. 4 pm EST

Topic 1 concerns a recent study by Associate Professor George Mohler of the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) School of Science's Computer and Information Science. In it he determines that there is no evidence of racial bias in predictive policing. Reference is made to UCLA and the LAPD in the article.

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Topic 2 concerns Minneapolis (Minnesota) Police Officer Mohamed Noor being charged with murder and manslaughter in the 07/15/2017 shooting death of Australian complainant Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Former Police Chief Janee Harteau, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and partner Officer Matthew Harrity were referenced in the story.

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California's capital city on edge for the funeral of the 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police in his grandparents' backyard

  • A public funeral will be held for Stephon Clark on Thursday in Sacramento
  • The unarmed 22-year-old was shot dead in his grandparents' backyard on March 18, by cops who were looking for a suspect who had been breaking windows
  • Some fear that the funeral could cause a new - potentially violent - demonstration
  • The demonstrations so far have been nonviolent
  • The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to give a eulogy at the funeral


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REVEALED: Sacramento police shot unarmed Stephon Clark SEVEN times in the back reveals autopsy, contradicting officer's report that he appeared to point a weapon at them

  • Stephon Clark's family hired an independent medical examiner to perform an autopsy on Tuesday
  • Dr. Bennet Omalu revealed on Friday that Clark was hit by eight of the 20 bullets fired at him by Sacramento cops on March 18
  • He said that seven of those bullets hit him from behind and they were all fatal
  • This contradicts what police said: that Clark was pointing something they believed to be a weapon at them when they shot him dead
  • The pathologist added that Clark did not die immediately and it probably took him between three and ten minutes to pass
  • Clark was chased by two police officers into his grandparent's backyard


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'Stupid a** motherf***er': Baton Rouge cop who shot dead Alton Sterling is FIRED as police release bodycam footage exposing shocking aggression of foul-mouthed officer who stood over his lifeless body and taunted him

  • Blane Salamoni, who fired fatal bullet, was sacked and Howie Lake II suspended
  • Comes as graphic and disturbing bodycam footage was released of the shooting
  • Shows Salamoni screaming profanities at Sterling as soon as he approaches him
  • Then he Tasers Sterling before wrestling him to the ground and firing fatal shots
  • Lawyer representing two of Sterling's children said Salamoni was 'like a wild dog'
  • Police chief Murphy Paul insisted his latest decision wasn't for political reasons
  • It came less than a week after state attorney general ruled out criminal charges
  • This week Louisiana JP report confirmed Sterling had handgun in his possession
  • But federal prosecutors conceded last year he wasn't reaching for it at the time
  • Sterling had drugs including meth, cocaine and fentanyl in system when he died


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'I heard wheels spin. And then I saw her body flung to the curb': Horrifying moment grandmother, 61, is hit by a POLICE CAR which then speeds away during Stephon Clark vigil in Sacramento

  • Wanda Cleveland, 61, was hit by a deputy in a police SUV at a rally for Clark on Saturday night
  • The officer could be heard prior to the incident ordering protesters to 'back away from my vehicle'
  • In streamed video of the incident, the SUV appears to jolt forward and hit her
  • Cleveland has since been taken to the hospital but the extent of her injuries are unknown
  • Earlier, hundreds gathered at a rally organized by former NBA player Matt Barnes
  • Barnes amplified calls for charges against the two officers, currently on administrative leave, who shot Clark, 22
  • Clark was killed on March 18 after police responded to reports that a person was smashing car windows in South Sacramento shortly after 9pm
  • Police said Clark was holding an object in his hand that officers believed was a gun, but it was only a cellphone
  • A private autopsy released by the family showed Clark was shot from behind
  • However, police reports have stated that Clark was facing officers when shot


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'Why are you punching me?' Texas cops are caught on video beating a black suspect pinned to the ground who pleads with them to stop

  • Fort Worth police officers were filmed punching a man on Saturday
  • Police say they were called to deal with a 'combative' Forrest Curry, 35
  • Curry allegedly fled when police approached him, authorities say
  • Chief Joel Fitzgerald said the video doesn't show all of the incident


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Boston cop found GUILTY of racially-motivated assault on Uber driver after he beat him and STOLE his car because he drove the wrong way

  • Michael C. Doherty, 43, was convicted for a racially motivated attack on a driver
  • Doherty yelled a racial epithet to Uber driver, Luis Blanco, 28, before attacking him in January 2015
  • The officer has been suspended without pay since his indictment in April 2015
  • Boston police commissioner William B. Evans said Monday the decision 'sends a strong and definitive message that police officers are not above the law'
  • Evans said the veteran cop will have to answer to his actions like other criminals
  • Doherty is scheduled to be sentenced in April


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