Police: We're The Experts - Don't You Dare Criticize Us

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

One of the most surprising developments in the wake of February's Florida school shooting is the willingness by many generally police-friendly commentators to denounce the lack of action by local police against the shooter. 

From National Review, to The Federalist, to Donald Trump, many of the law enforcement officers involved in the shooting are being accused of outright "cowardice." 

Part of this is agenda-driven. The inaction on the part of law-enforcement organizations demonstrates that it is not enough to "call 911" and hope the police show up to protect the victims. As Michael Graham notes, the Florida situation is part of a "pattern of police cowardice" which was also apparent at the 2016 Orlando shooting and at the Newtown, Connecticut shooting. In both cases, police stood outside while gunmen worked freely inside the building in question. 

Thus, if police are going to protect themselves while victims are at the mercy of gunmen, this illustrates that private gun ownership is perhaps the only reliable defense — whether in the hands of professional private security or even amateurs. Opponents of a police monopoly on gun ownership have seized upon this police failure as a helpful illustration of their position. 

In the past, however, the right-wing's knee-jerk tendency to always defend the police would likely have prevented much direct criticism of police agencies themselves. That reticence, however, appears to be falling away, and the cowardice of government law enforcement officials has now become become an open question. 

Naturally, this does not bode well for the position of police agencies in the political hierarchy. Law enforcement agencies have long depended on their "hero" status as an important factor in ensuring that police organizations get whatever they want from local governments and state legislatures.

"We're Experts, Do What We Say"

In response, many defenders of police have become testy and defensive, resorting to slipshod arguments that amount to little more than "you people who aren't police should just shut up." 

A typical example of this can be found in USA Today where Tim Vogt, a former border patrol officer and current instructor at a "law enforcement academy," denounces any criticism of the sheriff's deputies involved.

Vogt's argument? Police should not be subject to criticism "from the unqualified and spineless peanut gallery."

In other words, Vogt holds that government agents are unassailable experts who ought not be forced to suffer commentary from the ignorant taxpayers who, it seems, aren't good for much other than paying the bills for law-enforcement agencies. 

Vogt's article resorts to perpetuating myths about police agencies, as well. He claims that "we also take more risks than most of you choose to on a daily basis," implying that most Americans can't fathom the risks that police officers take. In reality, millions of Americans are employed daily in lines of work that are more dangerous than being a police officer — including truck drivers, landscape maintenance workers, farmers, roofers, and construction workers. 

Vogt resorts to outright deception when he claims that police "risk their lives on behalf of others each day, all for a lower middle-class wage." This is not true outside the tiniest, most rural police forces. A typical police organization pays police well above median wages, and benefits are even greater when the extremely generous police pensions are included in the calculation. Scot Peterson, the police officer that Vogt is specifically defending, was being paid double the local median income.

This sort of lashing out, however, is nothing new for defenders of law enforcement after rank police incompetence becomes apparent. 

In his book defending the police response to the Columbine Massacre, former SWAT officer Grant Whitus declared: "I want to say to the critics: Okay, if you think it's so damn easy, then you go patrol a beat...I bet you wouldn't make one day with me before you pissed yourself."

Alan Pendergast, in a review of Whitus's book notes: 

It's a standard cop refrain: You haven't been where I've been, so shut your piehole.

Significantly, Whitus invokes the movie A Few Good Men as an illustration of how police actions should be immune to criticism. 

In the film, when questioned about his abuse of military power, the Jack Nicholson characters screams "You can't handle the truth!" and goes on to explain how the general public is too yellow-bellied and ignorant to understand the real threats that are out there in the world. Thus, the military, his reasoning goes, should be left unquestioned in regards to how it goes about doing its business. 

It is not surprising that Whitus wants this same rationale to apply to police work as well. The pain-in-the-neck general public doesn't possess the secret wisdom government agents have, so the public's opinions are all just the idle speculations of a "worthless peanut gallery."

Should Police Be Immune from Political Opposition?

In foreign and military affairs, those who want citizens and taxpayers to keep quiet and do as their told invoke the phrase "politics stop at the water's edge." 

It is a sentiment often expressed by advocates for more foreign intervention and ever more taxpayer funding for military institutions. The idea is the taxpaying public is too stupid or too ignorance to have anything other than worthless opinions when it comes to military and foreign affairs beyond the borders of the United States. Modern Americans have typically caved to this bullying tactic. Writing in the 1990s, however, at the end of the Cold War, Samuel Francis noted that such an attitude is incompatible with a free society:

The self-sufficiency, the civic independence, of the citizens of a republic, the idea that the citizens should support themselves economically, should be able to defend themselves,educate themselves, and discipline themselves, is closely connected to the idea of public virtue…A self governing people is simply too busy, as a rule, with the concerns of self-government to take much interest in other peoples’ business…A self-governing people generally abhors secrecy in government and rightly distrusts it. The only way, then, in which those intent upon…the expansion of their power over other peoples, can succeed is by diminishing the degree of self-government in their own society. They must persuade the self-governing people that there is too much self-government going around, that the people themselves simply are not smart enough or well-informed enough to deserve much say in such complicated matters as foreign policy…We hear it…every time an American President intones that “politics stop at the water’s edge.” Of course, politics do not stop at the water’s edge unless we as a people are willing to surrender a vast amount of control over what the government does in military, foreign, economic, and intelligence affairs.

Francis's critique applies to police matters as well, of course. Politics do not stop at the front door of the police station or sheriff's office unless we are "willing to surrender a vast amount" of citizen control over what the government does to us. 

Many Americans are willing to surrender their civic responsibility to others, though. Francis contends that the modern American government relies heavily on citizen deference to the state's "incumbent managerial elite." This elite asserts it deserves a special exalted status above the taxpayers because the elites are, well, elites. And they know best. 

This is the same claim now being made by current defenders of the police. 

Deference to the "experts" in police and military organizations, however, has not always been a given in America.

Indeed, among citizens in the nineteenth century, it was considered unbecoming to step aside and allow government agents to set the terms of national defense and public safety. 

In the nineteenth century, critics of excessive deference to state "expertise" on matters of keeping the peace spoke in terms of "manliness" in resisting usurpation of privately-supplied community order. This measure of things never quite went away, although now the bravado comes largely from defenders of government agents. Thus, we see that critics of police are denounced as "spineless" nobodies who will "piss themselves" if faced with the dangers police face. On the surface, the debate is about courage, but the subtext behind apologists like Whitus and Vogt is one of "we're real men, and the rest of you aren't." 

Indeed, how voting citizens — all of whom were men through most of the nineteenth century — viewed themselves in relation to government agents with guns varied in earlier eras.  As noted by Bret Carroll in American Masculinities: a Historical Encyclopedia, deference toward military power "clash[ed] with the equally masculine virtues of independence and individualism." The ideal citizen was a "citizen-soldier who was a frontiersman, a yeoman farmer, or a shopkeeper."2 

Standing armies were viewed with "suspicion," and much of this grew out of ideas passed down from Revolution-era opposition to occupying British soldiers who were seen as being of "low moral character." 

It was only after the Civil War, Carroll notes, that the very large numbers of veterans in the general population began to create a "mystique" around military service, and to encourage a culture that "glorified military service" above activities in the private sector.  

Because law enforcement agencies in their modern form were extremely rare in the US before the late nineteenth century, the functions of police were also largely viewed as a matter of private self-defense, and not a matter for "experts" who were to be unquestioned by the general public. 

Today, the language of "manliness" or "virtue" has been replaced by the language of "expertise." And, from the government's point of view, expertise is even better as a standard of police and military power because it can be readily used to exclude all outsiders from exercising influence over internal government matters. 

The attempt at having the experts take over, of course, has not been totally successful. There is still a well-established tradition in the United States of civilian oversight for military affairs, and non-police oversight for law-enforcement. County sheriffs are subject to voters and police forces are subject to civilian mayors and city councils. 

Nevertheless, the claim that critics of police inaction are part of a unqualified "peanut gallery" has been successful for decades. It is an indication of a cowed and passive citizenry, but we may be finally witnessing some pushback from the non-experts who aren't buying the pro-government myths any longer. 

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Killtruck Cash2Riches Wed, 03/07/2018 - 22:29 Permalink

No one is coming to save you. You are your own first responder. That's cliche, maybe, but it's the truth. Any person of quality who shows up to help (cop, civilian, whatever) and is actually a help is just icing on the cake. But don't count on anyone helping you. You're on your own. Good help is as rare as dragon's teeth.

 

"Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help." - Musashi

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vato poco SoDamnMad Thu, 03/08/2018 - 03:19 Permalink

cops reacting poorly to criticism ain't exactly news. in the entire history of human governmental entities, there's never been not *1* bureaucrat that felt that John Q Public had any right to criticize them: lords and masters of paper-shuffling and the slow slow incredibly slow work pace. 

and then of course that cocksucker JFK let 'em unionize, as a payoff for stealing the election. way to go, JFK

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Chupacabra-322 Ace Ventura Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:42 Permalink

Fuck these Costume wearing Faggot Cowards.

 

This & Four Coward Broward County Sheriff Deputy’s which Stood Down while a False Flag Attack was carried out on innocent children should tell everyone where we are at right now in time & History.

 

For everyone paying attention:

 

“According to the U.S. Supreme Court, police have no duty, moral or otherwise, to help those in trouble, protect individuals from danger, or risk their own lives to save 'we the people'..."

 

In other words, you can be outraged that cops in Florida did nothing to stop the school shooter, but technically, it wasn’t part of their job description.

This begs the question: if the police don’t have a duty to protect the public, what are we paying them for? And who exactly do they serve if not you and me?

 

Fuck Them & their Tyrannical Lawlessness!

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any_mouse Chupacabra-322 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:18 Permalink

No one died. Sandy Hook pas deux.

Even if it had been real, personnel will have to secure the perimeter and the entry/exit points prior to anyone entering the building.

Until an element makes contact, no one knows who, where, what is going on inside a building in an actual, unscripted event.

Maybe they should have clusterfuck fired their weapons at the building.

Accusing the deputies of cowardice is part of the script. The all important narrative. Contains less than 1% truth.

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rrrr vato poco Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:55 Permalink

Your comment is not true. I was a bureaucrat and I expected members of the public to criticize me and others in my department, and when they did so I assessed the significance of their view and took action to implement solutions to their concerns when possible and appropriate. I never lost sight of the fact that I too am a public citizen and have an interest in how my office functioned. You are, however, correct in your comment's general thrust. Many bureaucrats do not care. And some cannot care and still keep their jobs. But your mistake is in the extremity of your expression. The use of absolute terms such as 'never' and 'not *1*' almost always are untrue because there are almost always exceptions. Otherwise there is a good deal in you comment that should be taken seriously.

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Lost in translation Big Creek Rising Thu, 03/08/2018 - 01:26 Permalink

Got the truck stuck axle-deep in the sand last weekend, way out in the desert.  La Paz County, AZ.  Nearest gas station was 20-25 miles away, no paved roads.

Couldn't get cell signal apart from 911, so I called after trying everything I could think of my own, none of it working.

Two hours later two Sheriff’s deputies showed up in a larger 4 x 4.  Nice kids but no chains, no tow straps, no cables, nada.  We tried getting the truck out with a combination of horsepower + muscle power but no dice.

They had dispatch call triple-A for a tow, and the three of us waited as darkness fell.  Still no tow appeared.

Day shift shift supervisor told the deputies to drive me to the nearest town/gas station and wait for the tow to meet us, and so they did.  I rode in the back of their Dept. SUV where prisoners sit, the cloth seats with sh#t stains on them.  

No tow appeared.

Night shift supervisor came on duty and told them via radio, “just leave him there and come back to the station,” so they did.  Still no tow.

About 2 hours later I finally got the truck out, courtesy of a tow operator from Avondale with a rig I managed to track down myself.  7 1/2 hours of my life and $400 down the drain.

The bottom line: if you find yourself all alone and in a bad spot somewhere out in the Sonora Desert, you are on your own.

 

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Dilluminati Big Creek Rising Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:10 Permalink

There is a video: Why The Cops Won't Help You When You're Getting Stabbed 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAfUI_hETy0

and another: The Police Have No Duty To Protect You: Joseph Lozito's Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6qqAuEoJXs

The Supreme Court ruled that cops have no obligation to help you!!!  And until that fact sinks in the argument of good cop, bad cop, the cop who would, the cop who didn't, etc; obfuscates the simpler truth that you would indeed act in your self-preservation when others are unreliable!

The supreme court in their effort to indemnify police from tort claims where poor judgement and outright cowardice resulted in harm to the tax payers makes sure that a cop who hides outside while a gunman roams a gun free zone (really a KILLING ZONE) Hitler might have created schools for Jews and stipulated no guns allowed.  

Cognitive bias being what it is: there is hardly a day that goes by when the Blaze does not have an article about a justified shooting.  Police have no statistics and law enforcement is not interested in collected the data but each minute in America a gun wielding homeowner protects and deters a robbery.. 

  1. What are the chances of being robbed?
    According to the FBI, you can expect 1 in every 36 homes to be robbed.
  2. What percentage of robberies involve weapons?
    The DOJ reported the use of weapons in a majority of robberies. 41% of robberies involved firearms and 7.8% included knives or other cutting devices. In addition, 42.5% used strong-arm tactics, whether verbal or physical.
  3. What percentage of burglaries involved forcible entry?
    Forcible entry occurs when someone enters a home with some type of force or weapon. Almost 58% of home invasions used some type of forcible entry. Almost 7% of the burglaries accounted for attempted forcible entry. The remaining were unlawful entries with no force.
  1. How many home invasions were stopped by guns?
    The government doesn't put a lot of emphasis on defensive gun use. Estimates show that 500,000 to 3 million defensive gun uses occur each year.
    How many times do victims use a gun to scare their offender?
  2. A shocking 2.5 million victims use a gun to scare their offender. That's almost 5 law-abiding citizens a minute. However, victims only shoot their offender 8% of the time. They mostly use the firearm to scare their offender away.

https://www.creditdonkey.com/home-invasion-statistics.html

The real truth is that after the main stream media does their hero worship, and press conferences, and sensationalized fake news, we see a really disturbing trend:

Navy Yard shooter DC, Vegas Gunman shooter Hotel sniper, Florida School shooting all of these shootings illustrate that the time police were contacted to the time the shooter is engaged is 45 minutes. 

Lets cut to the result:

But then the school’s public address system squawked: evacuate. Gard’s kids were heading out of his second-floor classroom when they heard a string of pops — sharp and staccato.

“Everyone back in the classroom,” he yelled from the doorway. Only six of his students hustled back inside. The system then barked again: code red. That meant active shooter, Gard knew from his training. He snapped the classroom’s locks, cut the lights, and huddled his students into a closet at the back of the room.

Nathaneal Clark was in a classroom on the first floor when the gunshots sounded.

The teacher locked the door. Clark did not realize the shots were real until debris started falling from the room’s walls as bullets slammed in from outside.

“I heard a girl screaming for help,” Clark told reporters. “And he can’t open the door because if we open the door the shooter would come inside and kill all of us. I heard gunshots after the screams.”

In Mackenzie’s classroom upstairs, a police officer broke through the glass in the door, preparing the students to evacuate. The officer noticed that one of the students was wearing a bulletproof vest. Asked about the vest, the student explained he had carried it with him to school, because his father is a police officer, Mackenzie recalled. 

Moments later, the officer escorted the class out of the school, instructing them to hold onto each other’s shoulders in a line, and to keep their heads down.

But Mackenzie couldn’t help but catch glances of the carnage around her. She peered inside a classroom and saw blood all over, with at least one body on the floor. Once outside the building, she saw the school security guard lying on the ground.

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20180215/florida-hs-prepared-for-worst-th…

Ok here are the victims.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/florida-shooting-victims-school/index…

 

 

Now let me sum this up!

A girl laid in the hallway and bled out due to "training."  You have students calling teachers cowards for locking them out!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/parkland-student-locked-classr…

You have one kid who has a bullet proof vest, I bet his Dad has a gun at home in the event of a home invasion.  The time the teacher cowered in the class was near an hour!  

Finally: If a security guard was lying on the ground he was taking a fucking nap!  (Note there was no injured security guards in the shooting) also notice the phrase "Moments later....." in the article,

1st child laid bleeding in the hall for 45 minutes

2nd teachers locked students into those halls

3rd the curious "bullet proof vest", next time punk bring a gun and be a hero

Inaccuracy of the term moments

Finally no security or police were injured in this massacre!

And why should the students keep their heads down as they exit the school?  They did nothing shameful.

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Wookie Cash2Riches Wed, 03/07/2018 - 22:32 Permalink

Why is it taking so long? What happened to the bad asses that left that shithole island known as England in search of a better way, free of tyranny from a government that was tame compared to ours now? The majority of the people on this site get it. What is it going to take to get the rest of the sheeple to wake up? Are they afraid of the big bad woof...ie Gov.com? Blowing their house down while taking their liberty and guns at the same time? C-mon people.......shit...time to rise up!

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Twee Surgeon Wookie Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:46 Permalink

England isn't an Island. Britain is an Island that contains 3+/- country's, united but culturally distinct from each other and often at war with each other, long before they built the foundations of this nation that you are absolute liberty to disdain them from. Unlike other nations with other foundations where they'd cut yer rotten head off just for looking like yer thinking what you just wrote in absolute safety.

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commoncourtesy Wookie Thu, 03/08/2018 - 05:16 Permalink

Wookie, please read below. It refers to US Inc. however all of us in the Western world (UK, Canada, Australia, et al) are suffering from the same heinous system implemented by the same people. We are all in the same boat and need to unite to end it.

In 1913, Colonel Edward Mandell House helped to pick the charter members of the original Federal Reserve Board. Edward Mandell House (originally “Huis” which became “House”) was born July 26, 1858 in Houston, Texas. He became active in Texas politics and served as an advisor to President Woodrow Wilson, particularly in the area of foreign affairs. House functioned as Wilson's chief negotiator in Europe during the negotiations for peace (1917-1919), and as chief deputy for Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference.

He died on March 28, 1938 in New York City Edward and his father had friends in the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan dispensed vigilante justice after the Civil War. In 1880 a new legitimate group was in charge of dispensing justice in Texas -- the Texas Rangers. Many of the Texas Rangers were members of the Klan. Edward was the new master. Edward gained their loyalty by stroking their egos. Edward would use his money and influence to try and make them famous. Edward eventually inherited the Texas Ku Klux Klan. Edward Mandell House helped to make four men governor of Texas: James S. Hogg (1892), Charles A. Culberson (1894), Joseph D. Sayers (1898), and S. W.T. Lanham (1902). After the election House acted as unofficial advisor to each governor. Hogg gave House the title "Colonel" by promoting House to his staff. Edward wanted to control more than Texas, Edward wanted to control the country. Edward would do so by becoming a king maker instead of a king. Edward knew that if he could control two or three men in the Senate, two or three men in the House; and the President, he could control the country. Edward would influence the candidate from behind the scenes. The people would perceive one man was representing them, when in reality; an entirely different man was in control. House didn't need to influence millions of people; he need only influence a handful of men. Edward would help establish a secret society in America that would operate in the same fashion -- the Council on Foreign Relations. Edward Mandell House was instrumental in getting Woodrow Wilson elected as President. Edward had the support of William Jennings Bryan and the financial backing of the House of Rockefeller's National City Bank. Edward became Wilson's closest unofficial advisor. Edward Mandell House and some of his schoolmates were also members of Cecil Rhodes Round Table group. The Round Table Group, the back bone of the Secret Society, had four pet projects, a graduated income tax, a central bank, creation of a Central Intelligence Agency, and the League of Nations. Between 1901 and 1913 the House of Morgan and the House of Rockefeller formed close alliances with the Dukes and the Mellons. This group consolidated their power and came to dominate other Wall Street powers including: Carnegie, Whitney, Vanderbilt, Brown-Harriman, and Dillon-Reed. The Round Table Group wanted to control the people by having the government tax people and deposit the peoples money in a central bank. The Group would take control of the bank and therefore have control of the money. The Group would take control of the State Department and formulate government policy, which would determine how the money was spent. The Group would control the CIA which would gather information about people, and script and produce psycho-political operations focused at the people to influence them to act in accord with Round Table Group State Department policy decisions. The Group would work to consolidate all the nations of the world into a single nation, with a single central bank under their control, and a single International Security System. Some of the first legislation of the Wilson Administration was the institution of the graduated income tax (1913) and the creation of a central bank called the Federal Reserve. An inheritance tax was also instituted. These tax laws were used to rationalize the need for legislation that allowed the establishment of tax-exempt foundations. The tax-exempt foundations became the link between the Groupmember's private corporations and the University system. The Group would control the Universities by controlling the sources of their funding. The funding was money sheltered from taxes being channeled in ways which would help achieve Round Table Group aims. Edward Mandell House had this to say in a private meeting with President Woodrow Wilson: “[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will effect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being unable to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions. Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzBAFoCqtRc

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geekz_rule commoncourtesy Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:44 Permalink

THANK YOU for the vid link. I've read about the UCC etc in the past, haphazardly.. but this film seems to tie it together nicely

#HostLife - The people have been turned into "hosts" (a food source - rent payers) for the 1% inbred parasites (leeches - rent collectors) by the re-establishment of the "West Virginia Coal Mine Experience"™ (circa 1900). By incrementally monopolizing necessities (food, water, shelter, utilities), by debt expansion, and by wage suppression: we now work in the company "mines" (cube farms, whatever), live in the company housing (mortgage), shop in the company store (credit card debt), pay MONOPOLY prices for necessities. Cradle to grave slavery to a small collection of "Nanny" Transnational Corporations (all owned at the top by a handful of banksters)

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Chupacabra-322 HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:44 Permalink

Why did the principal tell staff during a morning meeting that there may be a code red that day? 

 

Why did the principal evacuate (everybody out) the whole school due to a false fire alarm before anyone checked for smoke?  

 

Then he called a code red (everyone back to class and lockdown) 3 minutes into the fire evac - just about enough time to create a complete clusterfuck of every hallway and common area also placing the maximum number of bodies outside the locked classrooms.   

 

Why were the EMT's posted up 500 yards away from the building with the wounded?

 

Why would CCTV cams have a 20 minute delay and where is the footage?

How did homeboy go from Uber passenger to full battle rattle in a couple minutes and where did all the gear come from and where did it go?

How did CNN get the drama class trained up on their lines and a polished town hall set up so fast?

 

Why is youtube banning most interviews with kids that don't fit the company line?

 

Florida School shooting with Wolfgang Halbig - #CTM Ep 889

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_7vnpo6yLEM

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Code Duello FIAT CON Wed, 03/07/2018 - 23:04 Permalink

Remember that cops are thugs licensed by your government and are unanswerable to local, state and national laws.

Remember that cops have a lower rate of death on the job than the guy who roofed your house or the nearby farmer who grows your fresh produce.

Remember that cops are unionized and subject to compulsory arbitration laws - they don't owe you jack shit when it comes to explaining their brutality.

 

 

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commoncourtesy Code Duello Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:30 Permalink

Authority comes from being the AUTHOR of a document. What gives any document lawful authority?

http://www.svpvril.com/OACL.html - This is a very worthwhile read.

 

Federal Reserve Notes are not money – they are bills/notes and/or certificates of indebtedness as each and every one of them are owed back to the Federal Reserve Bank who lent them to Us – plus interest.

...there is also a private,political jurisdiction which is operative only on those who volunteer into it’s private domain, outside of the Constitution. It is known as Law Merchant (lex mercatoria) the private rule of the bankers and merchants.

It is this system of ‘legal’ snares that has all of We The People by the throat….”

Law Merchant is neither Law nor Equity, but is only rawprivatepolitical power, alien and illegal to our Constitution whatsoever, and operates outside of the Constitution.

In American Jurisprudence, on Sheriffs, Police and Constables, we find the following:

Origin of office: The office of sheriff is an ancient one, dating back to at least the time of Alfred, King of England, and the holder thereof has always been the chief executive officer and conservator of the peace in his shire or county. He is a county officer representing the executive or administrative power of the state within his county. In this country, the office is generally an elective one, and anciently in England, sheriffs were elected by freeholders of the county, although gradually, it became the custom for the Crown to appoint the Sheriff.”

Abraham Lincoln stated the following on February 12, 1865:

“The people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts. Not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

We Are Our Government

Since the formation of our Republic, the local County (or Parish) has always been the seat of government for the body politic (the People). A County (or Parish) government is the highest authority of government in our Republic as it is closest to the body politic (the People) who are, in fact, THE GOVERNMENT.

That evil and alien jurisdiction, the de facto Equity jurisdiction of the Roman Civil Law, allows judges to enforce the unlawful summonses of IRS agents, Highway Patrol Officers, city policemen, building inspectors, OSHA agents, FDA agents, and the agents of all other equally unlawful regulatory bodies of so-called government, who attempt to impose a jurisdiction in which the Rights of freeborn, Sovereign American individuals are unrecognized and violated.

That evil and vicious Roman Civil Law allows the ‘judges’ to have We The People arrested, jailed, and property taken away from us, or our property to be criminally trespassed upon and destroyed; all without a Common Law Trial by Jury, or just compensation, or due process of law. These violent acts by unelected dictators are committed often over simple idiocies such as “willful failure to file” a paper or failure to properly fill out a form or unknowingly not following some obscure and stupid procedure, rule or regulation.

Under the Common Law (Our Constitution), no bureaucrat can dictate what happens to Our liberty or Our property. The only entity that can determine punishment (pass sentence) upon a freeborn, Sovereign American individual is a lawfully constituted Common Law Jury.

Aiding and abetting the IRS (foreign agents to the States) and similar agencies in enforcing their unlawful summonses, fraudulent liens and assessments constitute an enforcement of the alien and evil Roman Civil Law and is in factfascist totalitarianism.

Compelling a freeborn, Sovereign American individual to do anything, except upon the verdict of a Common Law Jury, constitutes an enforcement of the alien and evil Roman Civil Law and is in fact fascist totalitarianism.

 

Thomas Jefferson has been credited with the warning how the judicial branch of government would usurp the authority of the Executive and Legislative branches of government and turn the country into a judicial dictatorship.

He was right – it has happened.

They Stole Our Gold (Money)!

“All of the confusions and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit [paper money] and circulation.”
John Adams (1781)

So began admonishments to us from 200 years ago by one who knew what awaited his countrymen (us). What has happened to Our money is criminal. In fact, it is beyond criminal and nearly beyond credibility. Just after World War II America had nearly one billion ounces of gold coin in circulation and untold millions of ounces of silver coins. These metals in circulation represented real undiluted debt-free capital. It was ours and we owed no one anything for it. This $400,000,000,000 pool of liquid capital belonged to private American citizens and represented the wealth of our great nation. What happened to all this wealth?

In reply to by Code Duello

ZippyZ Wed, 03/07/2018 - 22:19 Permalink

The police can be terrible like anyone else. Constantly praising first responders as heroes is a little over the top.  Before 9/11. people were pissed at the NYC cops for sticking plungers up suspect's butts. 9/11 sure helped their image.