By Doug Newman
I recently received an invitation to support something called “National Tell a Police Officer ‘Thank You!’ Day”. I wrote the following to the person who invited me.
I declined the invite and I want to explain why. I am thankful when police officers apprehend truly guilty violent criminals. However, I will not thank them simply for being cops.
In recent years, the police have all too often been out-of-control raving tyrants. Police brutality has been rampant in America. More and more, they are acting like an occupying Army.
Have a look at the group below, which was started by a West Point grad and Iraq/Kosovo veteran who is facing possible prison time for taking pictures of an Austin TX cop manhandling a young girl early on New Year’s Day. https://www.facebook.com/groups/350955711587953/ Also have a look at http://www.peacefulstreets.com
Have a look at this group started by a friend of mine – an Afghanistan vet – who was beaten to the point of flatlining by the Denver PD in 2008. https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforJamesMoore
Have a look at this very eloquent blog that deals extensively with rogue police. http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/
And do you not know what happened (in Aurora, Colorado, near where I live) on 6/2/12? http://foodforthethinkers.com/2012/06/07/cops-gone-wild-obama-gone-wild-hitler-gone-wild/
When the police do their job, i.e. apprehending violent criminals, they perform a noble service. When they step over this line, they become extremely dangerous. Like any agency of the government, they need to be kept under a very watchful eye and on an extremely short leash.
Thank you for reading.
And if you think “only the police and the military should have guns”, please take a minute and watch this video.
If you would like to post this elsewhere, please email me and include a link to this URL. Thanks! — dfn