Category Archive: police state

Nov 19 2011

My Country ’tis of Thee, Bad Land of Police Brutality

Police Brutality

This is what America’s Finest are up to these days: Note the technique: the insouciant stoll, the pepper spray held at a casual yet effective angle, the expression that says he could just as easily be spraying cockroaches as students, because they’re equally vermin to him. Note that his safety and the safety of others …

Continue reading »

Nov 17 2011

Rising Up

I’m making an exception to my “no links to HuffPo because they are a repository for woo and wackaloonery that should not be rewarded” because this is important: Jesse Kornbluth: The Police Riot at Berkeley: If They’ll Beat a Poet Laureate, Will They Kill a Student? Go read it in its entirety before coming back …

Continue reading »

Apr 08 2009

Phoenix PD Behaving Badly

Note to police departments that think intimidating bloggers will help cover up their corruption: you’re only guaranteeing we all find out about your supreme dumbfuckitude. This is becoming an old story. Blogger gets fed up with an out-of-control police department and starts exposing their actions to the public, police department proves the blogger right by …

Continue reading »

Dec 26 2008

Sheriff Joe Jumps the Shark

Apparently, being treated as some sort of redneck hero for dying jail underwear pink and creating tent cities has rather gone to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s head. He was always an authoritarian bully, but he’s been getting crazier and crazier over the years. This year, it appears, he’s finally tipped himself right over into fascism: I’m …

Continue reading »

Oct 04 2008

Time to Publicize: Bush Turning Military on Citizens

Woozle announced this in comments, and Glenn Greenwald had a typically superb article on it a few days later. Now we have a chance to take action: Bush Illegally Turns Army Inwards – Urge Moderators to Raise Issue During Presidential Debates For more than 200 years, federal laws have protected the American people against the …

Continue reading »

Sep 13 2008

Terror In St. Paul

I found this originally through AOL’s comedy video channel, but it’s not comedy – it’s real terror, and it’s a stark reminder of just how out-of-control our police agencies got during the RNC. These people were being herded. This didn’t seem like crowd control – it seemed like a cruel game, police drunk on their …

Continue reading »

Sep 07 2008

It’s .50 Caliber, but It’s Not a Killing Machine. Honest.

Pop quiz time. This is a photo of: A. A new U.S. Army Special Forces Unit B. A mercenary group for hire C. The Richland County, SC Sheriff’s Department’s shiny new toy Tell me just what the fuck cops need with armored personnel carriers. Especially after their behavior in Minnesota, which we’ll be exploring in …

Continue reading »

Sep 04 2008

While the Media Titters over Palin, Police Torture Protesters

I’ll have much, much more on the unbelievable conduct of the police in St. Paul. I’ve been following the reports all week, and it’s fucking beyond outrageous. But this tips me right over the edge: Here’s the news from the streets of St. Paul and the cells of the Ramsey County Jail Jason was tased …

Continue reading »