The American police are not only above the law, but they make up the law as they go along-and then proceed to violate their own “laws” as it suits them. As a category or group the American police are the meanest pricks ever to descend on God’s green earth. No group in the world today is meaner. It is not just that the American police are not prosecuted for their routine epidemic criminal behavior. It is not just that they singlehandedly annihilate the vaunted but unenforced “Bill of Rights,” making it not worth the paper it is written on. It is not just that they are sorely undereducated and uneducated. It is not just that they are trigger-happy and get away with gunning down innocent people time after time. And it is not just that the Fascist creeps, some of them, are secret illegal members of the NSA and CIA.
Instead, what is most outrageous is that they terrorize the very people they are supposed to serve, and that noone but powerful politicians-unresponsive to the taxpayers and part of the ruling class-have any control over them, which they refuse to exercise for the common welfare.
The meanness of the American cop defies description. He gets off on redirected aggression. He takes an instant hatred of you upon deciding, without benefit of due process of law, that you are guilty. Their use of force is legendary and infamous. The American police are devoid of humanity and have no compassion whatsoever. They approach their job as one of “law and order” against middle-class and working class belligerents who have pesky rights. It is clear that the police are the masters of the people they are supposed to serve with woefully excessive authority and that the people are powerless against them. Once arbitrarily charged by the coppers with a crime, the American citizen faces a corrupt system of courts and judges and magistrates and prosecutors and jails and prisons that stack the deck against the “defendant.,” who is simply railroaded. Unlike in Europe, fines and court costs are not prorated and progressive according to one’s ability to pay; the poor are simply discriminated against (in reality, oppressed and devastated), by the injustice system. Especially victimized are minorities like blacks, who disproportionately stock the jails and prisons. The system crushes the poor, and rich men rule the system.[Read more]