Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I grew up believing ‘police officers’ were sworn to ‘protect and serve’. Since the GOP believes it has installed a dictator, the US has become ‘Thug Nation’, defending and practicing torture abroad while, at home, cops run wild and out of control. They apparently believe that martial law is a ‘done deal’ though Bush’s prediction –a terrorist attack that will make 911 ‘pale by comparison’ –hasn’t yet come to pass!
So many crimes, so little time to report them. In the following example, a cowardly ‘cop’ turns off the video camera before beating hell out of a woman denied her right to make a telephone call. She was beaten senseless, lucky to have escaped with her life. Click her pic for the “Raw Story”.
Quite how Angela Garbarino received two black eyes, a broken nose, broken teeth and blood pouring from her head after a “slip and fall” is not quite explained by officials or ABC News, who ran with the headline Police Brutality or Slip and Fall?The police are refusing to press criminal charges against the officer because “no one knows for sure what occurred.” That’s probably because this cowardly thug, Officer Wiley Willis, made sure his brutal assault wasn’t recorded on camera.If police arrived at a house where a handcuffed woman was lying unconscious in a pool of her own blood with two black eyes, a broken nose and broken teeth with a man standing nearby, who would the prime suspect be? Would the police refuse to arrest the man because no videotape of the incident took place or would they go with what every single piece of circumstantial evidence was screaming out had happened?…
“The only way a person can end up looking like that after a “fall” is if that fall was off a cliff!”
Caliban is unleashed; the evil genie is uncorked. Unless this stops, America is finished. Warning to US citizens. Cops are no longer your protector. Just as GOP policies have consistently made terrorism worse , crime in Texas worsened over the back to back regimes of George W. Bush and his successor, Rick Perry, called Governor Goodhair by the late columnist, Molly Ivins.
In 2006, an estimated 1,417,000 violent crimes were committed, a sharp increase from the 1,360,000 reported in 2004 and approaching the estimated 1,425,000 in 2002.
–New York Times, Violent Crime Reported Up 2% in 2006
Had the rest of the nation paid attention to what had happened in Texas during Bush’s failed governance of that state, this horrible and seemingly never-ending nightmare might have been avoided. The sorry state of “criminal justice” in Texas was the unheeded warning, the predictor of nightmare years that are here and now! Much of the Texas prison system is outsourced to private firms. It is but a small step to contracting Blackwater to patrol US urban centers, as the combined forces of Blackwater, DynCorp, and Wackenhut were deployed in New Orleans. The result was disastrous.
In the meantime, the Department of Homeland Security moved forward toward the planned construction of “emergency detention facilities” –concentration camps in locations throughout the US, letting no-bid contracts totalling some 385 million dollars to Dick Cheney’s Halliburton and KBR. As to be expected, the camps will be “activated” in the event of a terrorist attack or a declared “national emergency”, perhaps the kind of attack recently predicted by Bush.
Just last week, Bush who supports draconian violatons of the right of citizens to be safe and secure inside their own homes, warned that terrorists are planning another attack that will make 911 “pale by comparison.” [See:Bush Warns of Attacks While Backing Bill] I want to know what Bush is planning! Will a ‘terrorist attack’ necessitate postponing or cancelling the electcions? Will a declaration of a national emergency lead to martial law and big fat juicy contracts to Halliburton, KBR, Blackwater, DynCorp and the other usual Dick Cheney cronies? Is America finished? Is this how the great experiment ends? Bush wants you to be afraid! Indeed, you should be. The US government –under Bush the world’s biggest terrorist organization –has the means, the method and the motive to make George Bush’s nightmarish vision come true.
- U.K. Terror Plot Foiled Just a Day after Lieberman’s Defeat. Coincidence?
- Terrorism is Worse Under GOP Regimes
- GOP Police State
- Deputy tasers high school student against direct orders
- GOP Occupied America: Does the GOP “Vision Thing” Include Blackwater Patrolling America’s Cities, Innocent People Awaiting Death?
- Bush’s Fascist, Private Army of Paid Cutthroats, Murderers and Mercenaries
- Maliki blasts Blackwater firm for other incidents
- Enhanced Interrogation Methods? No, The Word Is “Torture”
- $Billions for Murder$: the Axis of Bush and Blackwater