Police officer immunity from the consequences of their behavior is qualified by the condition that the behavior has been authorized by policy and procedure. In other words, their behavior is “by the book.” Continue reading →
I am not sure why abuse is so consistently tolerated in the U.S. legal system. I suspect it is because, like the supremacy of property rights, it is a remnant of legal slavery. To a certain extent, every remnant that persists provides evidence that the abuse of humans by their own kind was not all bad. Continue reading →
Should probably call it “anti-populism,” but then “populism” is also a word made up to make “fear of the people” sound more important than it is. Fear of the people, who govern, is the natural response of poobahs concerned about being demoted to servant status. “Real men do not serve!” Continue reading →
A total of 57 officers [entire] of Buffalo Emergency Respose Team has resigned. Sources say this is to show support for the other officers who are suspended without pay after shoving Martin Gugino 75 yrs old. The officers are no longer ERT, but still employed.
Why is it that the bureaucratic instinct is to cover up?
Minneapolis has a Chief’s Citizens Advisory Council. Yesterday, Google indexed the page and it was accessible. Today there is a notice that the computer has to be checked for five seconds before the site can be accessed. After much more than five seconds, the browser times out and announces an error.
I have taken screen grabs and added them to copies of what used to be abvailable to the public.
Are the powers that be embarrassed about having had only two non-public meetings in three years?
Are they sorry to have published the names and contact information for 32 people whose time was wasted for no good reason? They should be.
Where, by the way, is Chief Arredondo? I doubt the Mayor is responsible for this mess. Continue reading →