Friday, January 10, 2014

Authori-tah… and Vigilance Committees

A cop recently told me, “there’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ shoot, only a bad report.”

They can do anything they want to you; if you got a problem with it (assuming you’re still alive) you can talk their buddy, the judge.


These fuckers aren’t about ‘keeping the peace,’ they’re about enforcing arbitrary laws that don’t mean diddley-shit.  They’re LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, not “peace officers.”  And you’d better respect their fuckin’ AUTHORI-TAH, or you’re liable to end up dead.  It’s about power, and money.  Fear is helpful, too- which is why they make a big show out of SWAT-ting innocent people all the time, and airing it on the news.

A proposal who's time has come, albeit a little late, but better late than never.

Read about the idea of Vigilance Committees here and understand why tar and feathering were effective back in the day.

h/t WRSA


  1. Wait... so, now we're anti-police? I'm all about defending the 2nd amendment and I know we can count a whole lot of cops active/ex/retired among us. Granted, the statement that you quoted is a stupid thing for a cop to say but it does not reflect the attitude of the majority of cops. I found this post, which appears to be on a small internet forum community, through "The Gun Feed". That makes it much more widely read. I don't know about the cops in your own community but if you want to smear all cops in general, you're definitely barking up the wrong tree. If you want to do that, don't consider me or many others as part of your "clan". There are bad apples in every bushel and you just represented one. Don't alienate your allies in the greater fight. I have stuck my boot in my mouth many times and learned from it. Hopefully, this is the case for you.

  2. Now, if this were the case, don't you think you'd see the good cops, the majority as you see it, calling out these bad apples? Testifying against them if necessary?

  3. Absolutely. I've seen it and done it myself. Most issues with law enforcement officers are handled internally, so you don't read about it in the newspaper. Many of the cases that reach the court level are handled by an arbitrator after depositions. Granted, it's tough to fire a dirty cop, thanks to the FOP union. The vast majority of cases that have been newsworthy involved cops just doing their jobs. The news media likes to paint a different portrait and stir controversy. You only know what you think you know (what the news media wants you to think).

  4. Sure, sure. 99.9% of cops give the other .1% a bad name.

    But, if only those .1% would stand up and arrest or shoot the offender - you know, like they do with non-cops.