The Rise of the Warrior Cop

We have police forces and the military forces as two separate groups for a reason:  their missions and the training for it (which builds the culture and mindset of the individual officers) are mutually incompatible:  the military forces have, as their goal, the subjugation of a civilian population and the military forces protecting them while the only goal of police forces is to protect the civilian population from aggression.

That is why the continued militarization of the police forces is something we should all be very, very concerned about.

 

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4 Responses to “The Rise of the Warrior Cop”

  1. juggernaut Says:

    some places in america are in clear need of a more iron police force, such as in the inner cities which are plagued by incessant shootings on a daily basis, yet cops are clearly incapable of handling them.

    Xanthippa says:

    Unable or unwilling?

    Why take on the dangerous gangs when they can look heroic raiding law abiding citizens’ homes, where the risk to them is minimal?

    • CodeSlinger Says:

      Xanthippa:

      Exactly.

      And don’t forget the huge profit raked in by the ever-expanding prison-industrial complex.

      Why take in dangerous criminals when you can fill your slave-labour camps with harmless white-collar “felons” and docile users of recreational drugs?

  2. CodeSlinger Says:

    Juggernaut:

    What you call a policing problem in the inner cities is actually a race problem – but, of course, we’re not allowed to talk about that.

    Why? Because honest discussion of the problem may lead to a workable solution, and that would ruin the divide-and-conquer agenda of the corporocratic totalitarian state.

    Four out of five violent crimes in the United States are committed by blacks, and the majority of those are committed against other blacks. And that is true despite the fact that only one out of six Americans is black.

    Prima facie, racial integration is hard to argue against, for obvious reasons. But when we know the tree by its fruit, and look objectively at the actual results of forced racial integration in the real world, intellectual honesty demands that we ask ourselves: was segregation really all that bad – by comparison?

    Affirmative action has turned the hiring process into a farce, while in their private lives, blacks and whites both segregate voluntarily to the limit of the law – and beyond, when they can get away with it. Schools have been dumbed down drastically to hide the persistent performance gap between blacks and whites; an executive order now instructs schools to discipline whites more harshly than blacks for the same offences, to hide the intractable behaviour gap between blacks and whites.

    The police, who justify their increasing militarization by pointing to violent crime without admitting that the perpetrators are primarily black, now treat everyone as badly as, or worse than, they once treated only the blacks. And the resulting unnatural growth of the private-prison slave labour business undermines everyone’s personal freedom and economic security as effectively as off-shoring ever did.

    To call any of this an improvement is the height of Orwellian double-speak.

    Xanthippa says:

    Quite right.

    Thomas Sowell has gone on and on about this for decades.

    He ascribes the fault not to any ‘natural’ causes as test scores of black children of direct African immigrants do not show this ‘gap’ – only the ‘African American’ children consistently do… What is key is the breakdown of the nuclear family in ‘African American’ communities – and as the rest of society follows in their footsteps, we will see a similar decline in achievement and increase in violence within the rest of our society.

    Yet, it is the nuclear family that the big-government Cultural Marxists are intent on destroying – in order to create a society of people so damaged, they will require the Big State to do everything for them.

    • CodeSlinger Says:

      Xanthippa:

      Wow! That’s astounding! Where can I find evidence to back that up?

      The reason I ask is that it proves of the harm done by cultural Marxism and the neo-liberal policies that grow out of it.

      And so… I would like to beat a few neo-liberals over the head with it!

      Xanthippa says:

      It was in one of Thomas Sowell’s books – I cannot recall which one at this moment, but I will try to go through some of his online material to see if he refers to it there for ease of linking…


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