have become a state within a state. Their desiderata citizen
submission and compliance operate in tandem
with their prime directive officer safety
to trump citizens constitutional rights and put everyone at
risk of the police.
Court has ruled repeatedly that police officers at all levels of
the government have no duty to protect citizens yet the police are
permitted special privileges and required to protect government
officials and property government of the police, by the police,
for the police. To see the absurd extreme to which this judicial
mumbo jumbo has been taken in the real world today, WATCH
this video of NYPD cowardice in the face of a brutal subway
attack on an innocent transit rider and the extremes to which the
NYPD and New York courts went to turn the Constitution upside down
so they could make the police sovereign over the citizenry.
have held that it is the job of police officers to enforce the law
generally, to investigate crimes and arrest criminals. Yet, the
definition of investigate and enforce have
been broadened beyond all reasonable imagining to include pre-crime,
preventive surveillance, detention, and entrapment, which when augmented
by the prime directive of officer safety, establishes
a state within a state existing to perpetuate itself, expand its
own power and place the protection of itself above everything else,
superseding and negating individuals constitutional protections.
We are on our
own for protection. Yet legislatures and the courts want to disarm
We must defend
ourselves but increasingly governments are outlawing self-defense.
is the ultimate Catch-22.
Greenhut observes at LewRockwell.com, police are given every
type of immunity and special privilege to delay and deny legal recourse
to citizens seeking recompense for police dereliction of duty and
abuse. The state will go to any extreme to keep police officers
from having to face any kind of accountability for their actions.
And, when one
of their own is attacked, the police go berserk, showing no limitation
on the use of public resources to track down the perpetrator and
worse, endangering innocent bystanders who might cross the path
of their hysterical rampage.
When a cop
is killed, there is a standard reaction by the police: Fury and
hysteria accompanied by a shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later police
rampage that consumes enormous amounts of public resources and places
ordinary citizens in extraordinary danger as collateral damage.
The Christopher Dorner case illustrates
this privileged police perfidy perfectly in the police reaction
to his revenge killing of several LAPD cops. Dorner, a 33-year-old
former Los Angeles police officer and former Naval officer who left
behind a nine-page Internet manifesto
alleging racism and corruption within the LAPD, apparently has gone
on a vigilante rampage of his own to give the police a taste of
their own medicine. In rection, California authorities have put
on a manhunt worthy of Osama bin Laden. And, they already have gunned
down an innocent 71 year-old woman because her automobile matched
the description of a car Dorner was thought to be driving.
police in America have become a rogue institution, above the law
and committing all manner of crimes under the color of law. The
Dorner case resembles gang warfare and is exactly what one might
expect when gangsters take over the government.