One thing I learned early on in life was that the police are not hear to protect and serve. They are here to enforce the rigid class system by beating the fuck out of minorities. Yesterday the NYPD asked Twitter users to post cute personal photos with NYPD officers. Instead what they got was a series of pictures of alleged acts of police brutality. Check it the pictures below.
Before that Lemme ask you a “?”
In a national that has spent the last 20- years at least installing an infrastructure to allow for the mass surveillence of not only foreigner leaders and their constituent but also its very own citizens, what do you think will happen when the police are given left over military equipment from the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? The American Civil Liberties Union had this to say about the militarization of the police:
The police officers on our streets and in our neighborhoods are not soldiers fighting a war. Yet many have been armed with tactics and weapons designed for battle overseas. The result: people – disproportionately those in poor communities and communities of color – have become targets for violent SWAT raids, often because the police suspect they have small amounts of drugs in their homes. Billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment is available to local police departments through grant programs administered by federal agencies such as the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. Until now, this has gone on with very little public oversight. Too little has been known about how much military equipment law enforcement agencies have, why they have it, and how they are using it.
Occupy wall Street open my eyes because I had never seen Caucasians get fucked up like that by the police. I enjoyed that little bit of credibility I got when other people were like: “Maybe police brutality was a real thing after all.” Enjoy!