Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Copsuckers, Mobsters and You the Citizen by Kent McManigal

Thanks to Arctic Patriot, I got a chance to read the above named article on the ZeroGov blog (Kent's was a guest-post). This connects to my last post, and amplifies what I feel about the state of law enforcement these days. It truly is becoming a police state, folks.

"Copsuckers" is a term coined to reflect people who feel that police officers can do no wrong. These are often other police officers - like Massad Ayoob, a small-town New Hampshire officer who had parlayed his business as a shooting instructor and gun magazine writer into a reputation as a law enforcement and gun expert, who never saw a police shooting he didn't like. But it also refers to citizens who have bought into the myth that the policeman is your friend. While this might have been true at one time - and some of us tried to make it true - it certainly is no longer the case. There are still officers out there who want to do the right thing, but they are becoming rare. Most simply want to enforce the law - even if it is bad law - but quite a few now want to be gunfighters, "spec-ops warriors", and killers. Any excuse to shoot something, someone's pet, or you. As I said in the last post, just look at the SWAT team's own helmet cam video of Guerena's shooting on YouTube, and you will see the illegal and immoral actions of the last cop to shoot, firing his "Me, too" bullets, probably into Jose's cooling body.

Read the article to get another look at why we are where we are now.

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