There is no such thing as police abuse of power, just isolated incidents

The Daily Edge - Pattern of police abuse of power

When 3,000 Americans were killed by foreign terrorists on 9/11, America launched two wars, changed its torture policies, opened a prison in Cuba, built a massive global surveillance infrastructure and spent trillions of dollars to try to ensure such things would never happen again. It’s hard to judge how effective any of these things were; but thankfully, foreign terrorism on US soil remains largely an “isolated incident.”

Since then, as many as 13,000 Americans have been killed on US soil. They were not killed by an organized terrorist plot, but in isolated incidents by the cops we hired to protect and serve us. Since these have been isolated incidents, and not some kind of “pattern of police abuse,” the response has been to give our police more weapons, more power to “stop and frisk” or ask “papers please,” and more excuses to harass citizens and make “bullshit arrests” to generate revenue for your town.

But it’s important to remember that these are “isolated incidents.” Isolated incidents of cops killing citizens now happen about three times a day.

Here are a few of the “isolated incidents” we saw being discussed on social media just this week:

Ferguson, Missouri: The shooting death of Mike Brown

St. Louis, Missouri: The shooting death of Kajieme Powell

Beavercreek, Ohio: The shooting death of Walmart shopper John Crawford

Los Angeles: The shooting death of Ezell Ford

New York City: Thousands march to protest choking death of Eric Garner

New Iberia, Lousiana: Coroner says Victor White II shot himself in chest while hands were cuffed behind his back

There is obviously no pattern of police abusing power.  That would be ridiculous! That would seem like we are “blaming” the police. No, no: These are just “isolated incidents.”  Lots and lots and lots of isolated incidents.

How many incidents does it take , by the way, before for something becomes a pattern?

2 Replies to “There is no such thing as police abuse of power, just isolated incidents”

  1. ALEC owns Scott Walker he says proudly in his biography. Walker will never be intimidated by the people. He knows ALEC has always PAID his way since 1992.
    Scott Walker remembers creating jobs as assemblyman in Wisconsin . It was easy with ALEC. 32000 UNION public sector jobs since 1995. It is not as easy this time with out using your tax dollars. Scott Walker has created ALL Wisconsin`s budget problems working for ALEC. When Scott Walker was a state representative and the chairman of the Assembly Corrections Committee, he introduced bills that would privatize state prison operations and that would allow private corrections companies to open prisons in Wisconsin to house inmates from other states. This allowed outsourcing our Prisoners in several states.

    In 1995 Walker and Prosser as state assemblymen championed for ALEC with truth in sentencing telling the legislatures it would not cost a dime it was to give judges not parole boards the control over sentencing. Then Walker filibustered to stop sentencing changes after the fact misleading ALL the legislatures. With out the sentencing changes Wisconsin`s prisons quadrupled over night. Most people sentenced to 2 years now had to serve as much as 6o years. As the Wisconsin Budget watch Blog shows . Stopping just a percentage of these long sentences Wisconsin would save 707 million per year. Wisconsin could have free tuition colleges. It shows Wisconsin has wasted 100 billion if you add the numbers to the state budget since 1995. Not including the building new or remodeling of 71 courthouses & 71 county jails & 441 police stations and dozens of prisons 28 billion plus interest. It is 2.5 billion annually out of the state budget just to maintain these Palaces called jails and courthouses. No expense spared. The total is over 28 BILLION plus the 60 Billion spent by social services to support prisoners families because the bread winner was a political prisoner as US Att gen Eric Holder explained. Then farming out prisoners in several states until the courts realized it was not allowed in the Wisconsin constitution. Wisconsin then hired 32000 union public sector workers to fill the jobs housing the prisoners from deputies , judges, district attorneys all owe Walker for creating there jobs. 32000 UNION PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. This cost taxpayers over 3.8 billion or a half million per day to house these EXTRA prisoners per day in Milwaukee county alone. Wisconsin claims it has 24,000 prisoners compared to Minnesota`s 5500. Wisconsin`s corrections population is 104,000 with many in half way house and county jails and county prisons that are not counted. . In 1995 Milwakee county had less than 200 prisoners now it has thousands. When Prosecutors Mishandle Cases, Everyone Pays…Except For Them
    Is Scott Walker moving Wisconsin forward ?
    This your reason for budget problems in Wisconsin. Big spender big government Scott Walker. Why does he not work for the people he is taking his check from the people ? Walker has ALEC on his Biography and is proud of this scam. ALEC has no place in any democracy. Ronald Reagan said where collective bargaing and UNIONS are not allowed Democracy and freedom is lost. Unions created the great American miracle so everyone could prosper. Reagan calls Walker a communist . In walker`s America we have slave labor like in Fred Koch`s RUSSIA. Could or would an Amercan consider any type of voter suppression ? Could or would an American end liberty and justice for all for personal gain ? Could or would an American not take care of it`s own people ?
    This ends all rumor that Scott walker even considers the constitution or liberty and justice for all. these Are Koch`s / ALEC Russian revolutionaries ideals from fred Koch in Russia where he made his first millions. This would end or slow down many of the states criminal regimes called justice systems in Wisconsin . ALEC and Scott Walker have ruined generations of our youth for personal and agency gain. This has allowed ALEC corporations and Scott Walker to scam BILLIONS off the Wisconsin taxpayer.
    Scott Walker will Pray in church or sunday and pray on the people all week long.
    Scott Walker Not educating children is child abuse. Websters Dictionary says to change what is norm for persnal, political, or religous reasons is an act of perversion. This is walkers agenda to pervert America to koch`s russian Communism. PRISON SLAVE LABOR just like Fred Koch used in Russia. walker is allowing Koch to win the COLD WAR for his Russia.
    This is Paul Ryan when he was still supporting America.

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