F**king hell, America. This is why you need to get peace in Gaza and in Iraq and Afghanistan. You’re training your military police on non-citizens, and then you’re bringing your military police back home, where they shoot up anyone in sight.
american cops don’t necessarily require a high school education.
and then some of them are graduates of ivy-league universities. maybe in the same town.
cops here are not, by definition, post-military. a great number of cops are … wait for it … post cop.
UPDATE: POLICE ARE BLOCKING THE ENTRANCE TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in St. Louis.
where they shoot up anyone in sight.
Isn’t that a bit hyperbolic? How are we supposed to deal with the militarized police forces?
The cops have been doing this to Black people for centuries in America. They may have fancy new gear because of the wars and militarization, but that’s not why this is happening.
In the one video the local residents are complaining about how the cops were using mace, dogs, and rubber bullets in the residential streets which look like nice middle class homes. And they said the cops started doing this before the looting, like they wanted to provoke something, then they pulled back so the store could burn.
Yes, and people have been reacting rather than responding to it for just as long.
Going for a reaction is the tool of your oppressor, man.
The Ferguson PD is nothing but a criminal mob.
All these years of anti-terrorism excesses and subversion of our laws, democracy, and freedom have paid off.
We finally found the terrorists.
- the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
- the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
- a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
You guys don’t understand!
The police was launching tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at Al-Jazzira news team because they may show in the middle east how much Freedom™ American people have, and people may get jealous.
Sheesh, such condescension. I’m often surprised that any black people at all hang around BoingBoing.
So you’re saying GTJ should “respond,” instead of “go for a reaction”? What form do you think such a “response” from him should take?
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