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Rise of the Warrior Cop

So this showed up today from Amazon. I’m looking forward to reading it, as soon as I get some time. I’d hurry up and review it, but it doesn’t really seem that Radley needs my review – he’s already got rave reviews on the cover from Norm Stamper, Anthony Romero, Arianna Huffington, Ron Paul, and Glenn Greenwald (who calls it a “must-read”).

I’d trust that.

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24 comments to Something to read

  • The slime from your video

    The jack booted thugs from Michigan were kind enough to vividly illustrate the subject of Mr. Balko’s book. They’ve probably saved the life of at least one armed robber with their action.

    Police Say IED’s Found During Raid On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    /snip/
    Happy Daze, also known as the Riverview Wellness Center, and the Southwest Compassion Care Center, both located on North 20th Street were raided Wednesday morning.

    “It was pretty scary the guys in the ski masks, pretty intimidating, putting guns in your face, and stuff like that when we`re non threatening people,” said Matt McMurtrie, owner of the Southwest Compassion Care Center.

    McMurtrie said it was around 10 am when law enforcement came to the door with guns drawn.

    He said they tore the place apart and took medical marijuana, electronics and money not only from the business, but from employee’s pockets.
    /snip/

    IED is shorthand for “Improvised Explosive Device”
    I’ll bet every single one of you doesn’t have a clue what an IED is. Well the owner of the IEDs at “The Karmacy” unabashedly confessed that he planned to detonate these devices at a public gathering next Thursday. He didn’t show even a smidgen of remorse for his plan.

    Even worse now Frank Zappa won’t get out of my head because of those clowns.

    I’m the tool of the Government
    And industry too
    For I am destined to rule
    And regulate you

    I may be vile and pernicious
    But you can’t look away
    I make you think I’m delicious
    With the stuff that I say

    I’m the best you can get
    Have you guessed me yet?
    I’m the slime oozin’ out
    From your TV set

    • Next Thursday? Improvised Explosive Devices? New terrorist holiday? Terrorist dispensaries? Wow.

      • Duncan20903

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        Yes, the people who hate America detonate IEDs at public gatherings every 4th of July.

        Somebody really needs to confiscate the cops’ thesauruses.

    • War Vet

      (IED) Ingenious Edible Delights . . . like a weed filled stuffed crust pizza . . . or hashish stuffed meatballs. Hmm, too bad it wasn’t edibles they were talking about.

      If these cops actually came across an IED, they’d probably detonate themselves . . . kind of like that live footage in Iraq of those roadside bomb‘planters’ (midnight farmers as we called them) blowing themselves up and leaving a huge crater. I’d invite any in Law Enforcement who are ‘pro-drug war’ to go to Afghanistan and tool around with a few drug money bought/enhanced IED’s . . . you’d get the first group of cops to publicly announce their desire for the total legalization of all drugs . . . if fear of death cannot do it, then surely compassion –the kind that comes when you see little kids missing their legs or arms from a drug money bought/enhanced IED. I’ll never understand the mentality of those in the War on Drugs who are OK with allowing hundreds of thousands of children to be killed or raped from a drug money financed/sponsored series of wars, genocides and attacks. We’ll never have peace on Earth, but surely we shouldn’t condone creating more violence out of thin air . . . the kind of thin air created out of Drug Money . . . the kind of thin air Prohibitionists breathe in all the time, thus starving their brains of oxygen.

  • stlgonzo

    I hope my copy comes soon.

  • jacobetstein

    The who’s who of the druggie movement!!!

    “Norm Stamper, Anthony Romero, Arianna Huffington, Ron Paul, and Glenn Greenwald (who calls it a “must-read”).”

    Is GG even credible anymore? And Ron Paul!? LMFAO

    LOL!!!!!!!

    • claygooding

      Greenwald is credible to almost all people except the ones he has shown to be ruthless scum sucking profiteers that make their money off policies that are failed,,,are you in the rehab business or the privatized prison industry,,or a paid troll by those that can only be happy if they can cause people grief.

      Since you believe Ron Paul is a laugh you are part of the problem,,even if you disagree with some of his rants about our government some of them make a lot more sense than believing we need to continue what we are doing now on a lot of our government’s policies.

      • kaptinemo

        If you’ve noticed lately, we get an almost automatic trolling when Glenn Greenwald is ever mentioned. The topic doesn’t matter; the troll isn’t interested in commenting on the issue of the article involved itself, but will concentrate on ad hominem attacks regarding certain individuals.

        This is because this particular trolling is almost always a product of automatic programming that scans Webpages for names of those critical of policies the trolls support, the trolls swing into action with ‘canned’ postings…and thus, ultimately, are not worthy of response.

        And, while most of these trolls may imply they’re acting individually, very often they are, in fact, (mostly foreign) government agents acting with their government’s imprimatur.

        We’ve had them here before, pulling the same kind of stunt. And we’ll no doubt have them again.

        Since they bring nothing to the table but manure, nobody should hand them a tasty meal in return; let ’em starve.

        • kaptinemo

          And for a specific example from last year, this illustrates that digitized Pavlovian process perfectly.

          Evidently, it’s not the cannabists who have short-term memory problems; repeating a modus operandi such as that tends to get noticed for what it is: propaganda.

          And, as I made clear back then, having been subjected to US Gub’mint government anti-drug propaganda (among other kinds) all our lives, reformers have developed a keen sense of smell, and can smell it before we see it…and we can see it coming a mile off.

    • Then/they/throw/their/brain/away

      Hi Linda! How’s your insomnia?

  • Toogles Mc Whirter

    Reminds me, your link to the Agitator is a redirect to his Huffpo site.

    • claygooding

      That is because if you go to Randy’s old site it directs you to “The Agitator”. Why link someone to another link when they can go direct from here.

  • Servetus

    The full effects of militarizing the police have not yet been realized in the United States. We’ve had a few hints of what happens, like the Rodney King riots in L.A. But the overall consequences of a police militarization are best observed in dictatorships, like those of the now defunct East German Stasi. The Stasi are obsolete for a reason.

    Under militarization, a police force gives way to a police occupation, and subsequent police corruption. The symbols of oppression, the black uniforms, the disguised identities, lead citizens to think of police officers as different from real people. Robopath cops have an insidiously divisive effect on how citizens view their respective communities and governments. Some people tend to imitate their governments in this respect, becoming monsters themselves. Others retaliate through revolutionary acts of disobedience. Some people sue in the courts with mixed results.

    There is simply no way the U.S. government and its police force can win a war waged against American citizens. Bureaucrats and politicians who believe they can succeed in this endeavor are ignorant of who the American people are, and how we rejected a similar tyranny in 1776.

  • Duncan20903

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    I posted about the demolition tragedy in Philadelphia a few days ago. That’s the one that the Ignorati blame on the heavy equipment operator because of his being a fan of wake & bake. I noted that the building inspector committed suicide shortly thereafter and wondered if graft and corruption didn’t play a primary role. Well now we have proof, in the form of the building inspector’s “deathbed” statement. While he technically didn’t admit to anything but sheer incompetence I wonder if there aren’t city employee death benefits which wouldn’t have been paid to his survivors had he actually admitted to being a criminal.

    Inspector of Collapsed Building Says “It Was My Fault,” Commits Suicide
    Lead building inspector Ronald Wagenhoffer left a video message for family before taking his life

    In a final message before taking his life, the lead building inspector responsible for a Center City building that collapsed last week said he was to blame for the deadly disaster.

    “It was my fault. I should have looked at those guys working, and I didn’t,” Ronald Wagenhoffer said in a video recorded on his cell phone.

    NBC10 Philadelphia has learned the 52-year-old veteran Philadelphia Licenses & Inspections staffer recorded the one-minute long message for his family.

    Despite what you see on TV life insurance does pay out for suicide if it occurs more than 2 years after the policies effective date. It can also happen before the 2 year period. It’s a rebuttable presumption that the deceased bought the life insurance with the intention of committing suicide, not a per se presumption.

    Isn’t it amusing that we can find people blaming it on cannabis all over the Internet but they ignore the inspector’s suicide and his deathbed confession?

    Thanks to Mike Parent for posting the link in another comments column.

  • Duncan20903

    Can anyone say if sovereign immunity is assigned to the companies that operate private prisons because it is employed by the sovereign?

  • Duncan20903

    What about the poor weasels? Doesn’t anyone care about the weasels? Gosh, aren’t weasels just so cuddly and cute? linky

    • Duncan20903

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      It just struck me that my post above isn’t clear but I am talking about weasels that are wild animals, not the human variety. I just find it very amusing that the prohibasites are now using worries about the welfare of weasels in their hysterical rhetoric.

      Oh wait a second…I guess that it could be the same dynamic that enables lawyers to swim in shark infested water with no worry –> professional courtesy.

      • thelbert fisher

        i have always been partial to fishers.

        • allan

          at almost 62, with lots of time spent in the woods all over the west I’ve seen one fisher. Olympic Nat’l Park, up at the end of the Quinalt Road, on Graves Creek Trail. My dad worked on that trail as a kid in the CCC.

        • darkcycle

          Allan, I’ve been up that trail. You Pop did good work. But I wouldn’t know a Fisher if it walked up and introduced itself.

        • allan

          heh… yeah my dad did do good work. Suspect that’s why there were 3 new Schwinns® under the tree when I was 8… and a roof over our heads…

          I’ve cut trail in Oregon, dad has WA covered. I haven’t cut trail in CA but I’ve cut farts on trails in CA… of course nothing matches catching trout w/ bare hands while nude and on shrooms. That’s a hoot! Hey! it was summer, I was young… and of course high and feeling oh so primal.

  • Me ha encantado vuestro post y me ha sabido a poco pero ya sabeis lo que dice el dicho “si lo bueno es breve es dos veces bueno”. Me gustara volver a leeros de nuevo.
    Saludos