“Police state is a term denoting government that exercises power arbitrarily through the police.” wikipedia
I remember the times when people around the world used to admire how American will respect and trust their Police. when I was a kid, growing up in Mexico City and traveling around the country and Central America, my Father will always remind us to be careful specially with the Police and to never approach them unless there was an adult with me. Police in many countries around the world is perceived as “Pirates with the King’s license”… For many years
We used to fight against ANY State where police could detain you for any reason, that will hit you and beat you for just watching them the wrong way.
There was this dream among many around the Globe that now they all became corrupt, the typical first step for any “Police State” that we talk and hated so much about Communism. Our US scholars used to call the regimes of URSS, China, Cuba, Yugoslavia, etc. the “POLICE STATES”.
USA history of intervention to bring down so many governments because they have NO respect for the locals and the heads of those States have decided that they were THE LAW. In must cases POLICE or ARMY was not worried about the safety of society but they were defending a condition that allows them to become above the LAW.
Some will say that this POLICE or ARMIES acquired a life of their own imposing their own laws and became a rogue body inside those countries.
“Because there is nothing proportionate between the armed and the unarmed…” Machiavelli
We seem to be heading the same way.
Once again, our best and finest NYPD – the way Giuliani, Bloomberg, Bush, etc. called the best int eh country- have attacked again. Like a POLICE MOB, they move and beat the hell out of a single person. How are we supposed to trust the efficiency and training of our Police if they can not deal with ONE single person ? This finest POLICE men and women – video is clear both participate equally – are the same that are not able to find those in motorcycles ( some of them police on their free day) attacking and scaring a little girl when they hit his father and his mother. Of course that will be too much to ask, they are not going after their own. That is exactly the definition of the MOB or a POLICE STATE.
Ironic, as these “brave” men and women were piled on top of one man, pummeling him into the ground, the brave and finest NYPD look nervous and concerned about being surrounded and outnumbered by an angry (but non-violent) crowd.
The video is very clear, when our Police have to beat people, outnumber the citizens instead of doing their job and control the situation, we should all be concerned. When our children look at this, what is going to be their reaction when a member of the Police Department in an y City in the US , ask them to stop ? If it was me I will be running…
I remember how many bystanders were beaten by the NYPD during Mr. Bloomberg Dictatorship ( yes, he was that at the helm of NYC, he modified the local laws so he can reelect himself an extra period, just like the same people the US fights around the world, Chavez or Maduro in Venezuela, La Junta in Argentina, Pinochet in Chile, Mao in China, Stalin and Lenin in the USSR) just because they were in the wrong place, during the Occupy Wall Street movement? The Police didn’t came as Heroes except for the Bankers and the Wall Street Tycoons – useless leaders at running their own companies that the Government had to intervene and save them – that sounds to me like so much government intervention, but of course our friends at Fox News won’t see it that way. Government, too much of it, is ok as long as it defend the CAPITAL, not the SOCIETY.
I was reminded by so many people that in the US you can NOT demonstrate freely, you need a permit, but we think that the Chinese Government is wrong because one guy started a demonstration in front of the Tanks in Tiananmen or because a large number of people in HongKong decided to demonstrate and were taken out of a Park – sounds familiar Mr. Bloomberg?- or we decide to bomb a whole country because the local government decides to “control popular demonstrations”… of course as long as it happens in other places is wrong but we will NOT accept people demonstrating against ANYTHING popular in the US without beaten them and making sure they are hospitalized or even dead by choking.
We are in the brink of a revolution : REMEMBER THAT THE WOLF LIVES UNTIL WE THE PEOPLE HAVE ENOUGH OF IT… The Police is to serve Society, to protect, not to beat the hell out of us… This are not POLICE , they a GANG, a bunch of outcast, protecting themselves, NOT looking after WE the PEOPLE that pay their salaries, their uniforms, their nice way of living.
But let’s make sure that we understand that NOT all the Police are good people and NOT all the Blacks, Latinos, immigrants are good people. What can not happen is that our Police becomes a power in itself.
When our Social Fabric has so many holes, it is time to rethink what we are doing, I have been saying for some time now our Society needs a new Social Contract..