Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ferguson Debacle In One Quote

Gentlemen, get the thing straight once and for all– the policeman isn't there to create disorder, the policeman is there to preserve disorder. ~ Richard J. Daley

There are a few questions regarding the death of Michael Brown.
  • Was Officer Darren Wilson an ill-trained incompetent who panicked and shot, repeatedly, an unarmed man?
  • Did Officer Wilson believe misdemeanor theft deserved summary execution? (There really is no third option here.)
  • Why the fuck would police ever need camo fatigues? (There is no tactical need, it is just playing dress up, playing pretend soldier.)
Ferguson cop training an M4 carbine with sniper scope on civilians.
  • What, exactly, is that police officer atop an armored personnel carrier pointing his 45 round per minute weapon at? 
  • More importantly, what is he thinking? Where does he think he is?
Ferguson police released a police report accusing the victim of a petty crime in a transparent attempt justify the shooting. In that the report the case status is listed as "Exceptionally Cleared."
  • What the fuck does that mean? ("Exceptionally Cleared" is police jargon. In this case it means, "we've got some defenseless, dead nigger we can blame it on so there is no need to actual prove anything.")

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

The local police department's response pretty much guaranteed this was going to turn into a national story, didn't it?

Your camo comment makes sense. The journalist who was rough-housed in the McDonalds also noted that police officers wearing camouflage in a McDonalds was a little weird and pointless, and there's few people who wouldn't see a fully armed guy in a helmet and a gun and camouflage and think "military."