National Orc Week: Celebrating your Gaoler, Literally by Bill Buppert

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Short post to commemorate a singularly perplexing event; today is the first day of the National Police Week. So you sidle up to the statist bar and order the happy hour concoction of a Milgram-Stockholm Syndrome on the rocks. Drink deep because you are quaffing the draught of kings quite literally. No violence broker (politician) on Earth could rob a single man of his liberty if not for the uniformed thug posing as the fabled badged Samaritan.

One can browse my posts and find plenty of fodder for why the police state is not only bad for your health and fraught with so many contradictions but the details are horrific. I am always amused that the French Revolution had a “Committee of Public Safety” that was knee deep in oceans of blood.

There are legions of resources to get informed on why the government can’t exist a day without its Janissaries to apply the wood shampoo and worst.

The late great Will Grigg was a virtual one man army fighting the police state.

Radley Balko does a creditable job at the American Pravda, the WaPo.

The Rutherford Institute fights the good fight.

CATO has been running a compiler for years.

The Free Thought Project tracks the Orc violence and mayhem.

KilledbyPolice tracks numbers and so does the UK Guardian through last year.

Brian Burghart does a great job at Fatal Encounters.

I am certain there are other sources for tracking and documenting police mayhem and misbehavior out there.

The coproaches even self-report fatalities here. Pay special attention to the kinds of deaths and the number of K9s murdered through “heat exhaustion”. The ratio of murdered civilians versus cops killed by other humans is 30:1. Police officers are indicted in fewer than 1% of killings, but the indictment rate for civilians involved in a killing is 90%. And remember that since 1912, 14 cops have been convicted of murder in America.

Fourteen. Grok that number, that is the value you as a Helot in America have to the rulers who lord over you.

Because the government obviously views the taxpayers as mere cattle. There’s a reason the robed cross-dressers rarely punish their Orcs, they have no other feeder mechanism for the gulag system.

Thanks Vittana:

1. Police officers are indicted in fewer than 1% of killings, but the indictment rate for civilians involved in a killing is 90%. (FiveThirtyEight)

2. On average, in the United States, a police officer takes the life of a citizen every 7 hours. (Fatal Encounters)

3. In 2015, there were 1,307 people who lost their lives at the hands of a police officer or law enforcement official. In 2016, that number was 1,152. Although lower, both years are still higher than the 1,149 people who were killed by police in 2014. (Fatal Encounters/Mapping Police Violence)

4. 52% of police officers report that it is not unusual for law enforcement officials to turn a blind eye to the improper conduct of other officers. (US Department of Justice)

5. 61% of police officers state that they do not always report serious abuse that has been directly observed by fellow officers. (US Department of Justice)

6. 43% of police officers agree with this sentiment: “Always following the rules is not compatible with the need to get their job done.” (US Department of Justice)

7. 84% of police officers have stated in a recent survey that they have directly witnesses a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. (US Department of Justice)

8. Just 5% of the police departments in the United States contributed statistics to a 2001 report that was created to track police brutality on civilians. (US Department of Justice)

9. The estimated cost of police brutality incidents in the United States is $1.8 billion. (Cop Crisis)

10. 93.7% of the victims of police brutality that involve the discharge of a weapon are men. (The Guardian)

11. People who are African-American/Black are twice as likely to be killed by a police officer while being unarmed compared to a Caucasian/White individual. (The Guardian)

12. Native Americans are just as likely to be killed by law enforcement officials in the United States as African-Americans/Blacks from 1999-2013 data. (CDC)

13. 1 in 4 people who are killed by law enforcement officials in the United States are unarmed. (Mic)

14. Out of the 2.3 million people who are incarcerated in the United States right now, an estimated 1 million of them are African-Americans/Black. (NAACP)

15. The most common form of police misconduct in 2010 was excessive force. This is similar to the data that was collected in 2001 by the US Government. (Cato Institute/US Department of Justice)

16. The second most common form of police misconduct is sexual assault. (Cato Institute)

17. 1 out of every 3 people that are killed by police officers in any given year in the United States is African-American/Black. (Mapping Police Violence)

18. Where you live matters when it comes to police brutality. If you are an African-American/Black individual, then you are 7 times more likely to be killed by a police officer in Oklahoma than you are if you lived in Georgia. (Mapping Police Violence)

19. In 17% of the 100 largest cities in the United States, police officers killed African-American/Black men at a higher rate than the US murder rate of 2014. (Mapping Police Violence)

20. Although Chicago draws a lot of attention due to its total number of murders, including a threat from the Executive Office to “bring the Feds” in 2017, it ranks 25th in the 100 largest US cities for police officers killing African-American/Black men. (Mapping Police Violence)

21. 69% of the victims of police brutality in the United States who are African-American/Black were suspected of a non-violent crime and were unarmed. (Mapping Police Violence)

22. The levels of violent crime in US cities are not a factor in the likelihood of police brutality occurring. An individual is 15 times more likely to be the victim of police brutality in Orlando, FL compared to Buffalo, NY even though Orlando has a lower violent crime rate. (Mapping Police Violence)

23. 97% of the cases of police brutality that were tracked in 2015 did not result in any officer involved being charged with a crime. (Mapping Police Violence)

24. 27% of police killings in the United States from 2013-2016 were committed by police departments in the 100 largest cities in the country. (Mapping Police Violence)

25. African-American/Black people were 39% of the people killed in the 100 largest cities in the US, despite being only 21% of the population in these cities. (Mapping Police Violence)

26. Only 3 police departments in the largest 100 cities in the United States did not kill anyone from 2013-2016. Those cities are Buffalo, New York; Irvine, California; and Plano, Texas. (Mapping Police Violence)

27. African-American/Black and Hispanic police officers are more likely to fire their weapon than Caucasians/Whites, especially when confronting an African-American/Black suspect. (US Department of Justice)

28. African-American/Black police officers are 3.3 times more likely to fire a gun at a crime scene than other cops. (Ridgeway)

29. Police officers are 18.5 times more likely to be killed by an African-American/Black person than a police officer killing an unarmed African-American/Black person. (FBI)

30. 135 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016, which was the highest number of fatalities in the past 5 years. (Time)

31. The number of police officers who were killed in 2016 in ambush-style attacks: 21. (Time)

32. More than 900,000 law enforcements serve across the United States at any given time over the course of a year. (Time)

33. The average number of fatalities suffered by police officers in the United States over the past 10 years: 151. The average number of civilians killed by police officers over the past decade per year: 1,058. (Time)

34. 1930 was the deadliest year for police officers in the United States, with 307 officers killed in the line of duty. (Time)

35. 39% of African-American/Black individuals who were killed by police during their arrest were not attacking when they were killed from 2012 data. (Vox)

36. 42% of African-American/Black individuals who were killed by police during their arrest were not attacking when they were killed and they were not killed with a rifle or a shotgun. (Vox)

37. The Dallas police department has implemented mandatory de-escalation techniques as part of their officer training. As a result of this effort, the police department experienced a 60% drop in the number of complaints against police from 2009-2014. It also resulted in a 30% drop in police assaults and a 40% drop in police shootings. (Dallas News)

38. Even though police body cameras have been being implemented across the United States, in New Orleans in 2014, 59% of the time the cameras were not on when police officers were in a use of force event. (The Nation)

39. 15 states are seeking to exempt body camera footage from Freedom of Information Act laws that exist. (The Nation)

40. In the first systematic study of police brutality in 1971, it was found that the overall rate of unwarranted force to be low: about 1% of all encounters with citizens. (ACLU)

41. In a 1982 Police Services Study funded by the Federal Government, 12,022 people were randomly interviewed in 3 metropolitan areas. 13.6% of those interviewed were found to have cause to complain about police services in the previous year, but only 30% of those who had cause to complain actually started a formal process. (ACLU)

42. 10% of police officers account for 33.2% of all use-of-force incidents. (Christopher Commission)

Do your own research, you will be shocked. Or just go back to sleep. Your children will thank you.

And we haven’t even touched on the gulag system.

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11 thoughts on “National Orc Week: Celebrating your Gaoler, Literally by Bill Buppert

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  2. I am 64 years old and I grew up in a rural college town. In my teenage years I had quite a few encounters with the police some not bad and some not good. Not because I did anything wrong but just because. A friend and I were walking down main street one day and a Sergeant on the force who was known to a an A-hole was walking towards us with another lesser ranked officer. As they approached we simply said good day officers and smiled. The Sergeant said what are you smiling about? I’ll wipe that smile off your face with the back of my hand.

    What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

    Get over it and get on with it. As long as there is power to be had there will be those who seek power, power over individuals and over nations. So it goes…

    In the words of Bob Marley:

    Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
    None but ourselves can free our minds.

  3. One small quibble, civilians are government employees not in the military. Cops are civilians. They shoot and kill citizens.

    I have long said it was well past time to disarm the cops. Citizens should be armed, not government employees.

  4. The National Socialist did not kill 11 million people. According to the Red Cross approx. 277,000 individuals perished in the German work camps.

    On the other hand the Judaeo-Bolsheviks killed around 60 million people, mostly Christians, in Russia and the Ukraine. .

    The Allies killed up to 300,00 innocent Men ,Women & Children in the fire bombing of Dresden and one million German soldiers after they surrendered by reclassifying them as criminals not POW’s and then interning them in camps with no shelter.

    • No cigar. The Red Cross document does not list “the total death toll” in the concentration camps. What it shows is the number of surviving identifiable death records from each camp [Germans and German Jews only] – that is, cases where the Nazis wrote down the full details of the death, including the name of the person killed, and preserved those records so they survived to be captured by the Allies after the war.

      Authentic German documents confirm the slaughter of Jews in the millions. The famous “Korherr Report,”(named after Richard Korherr, chief statistician for the SS) puts the number of Jewish losses at more than 2,454,000 by the end of 1942 alone.

      The Nazis did slaughter millions in the conduct of the war and occupation activities.

      And I am not blind to the moral atrocities of strategic bombing and post War to Save Josef Stalin Allied atrocities visited on Germany after April 1945.

      For Allied mayhem and mismanagement, read The Savage Continent:

  5. Whew, lotta data there. Glad we simpletons can just go with principle.

    Uh-oh. I haven’t done any prep in case Maxine Waters attacks me.

  6. I’m sorry Mr Higgs’ experience with police departments has been so negative.

    He says “A cop’s job is to enforce the laws — all of them.” He then states that some of the laws are manifestly unjust and some laws are even cruel and wicked, and therefore every cop has agreed to act as an enforcer for laws that are manifestly unjust, and therefore there are no good cops.

    What a most unsubtle analysis. A cop’s job is not necessarily to enforce all of the laws. On paper, maybe. In real life they have a certain amount of discretion. For example, a cop may catch kids in the act of vandalism, or using or selling drugs, or shoplifting. On paper the cop can arrest the offender and give him a criminal record. If nobody’s looking, he doesn’t have to, unless Mr Higgs insists. There are psychological approaches to law enforcement that can make a bigger, positive impact on a youth than spending time in an institution for juvenile offenders.

    In a different vein, a few years ago I went shopping at a big supermarket at some distance from my home. After paying for my purchases, before going to my car I needed to visit the store’s men’s room to take a leak. The men’s room was in the back of the store, away from the hustle and bustle of the shoppers. As I approached the men’s room I saw something that made me stop. A lady cop was talking to a man outside of and a little bit away from the entrance to the men’s room. A male cop stood some ways behind the lady cop, just watching. The civilian was gay, I could tell from his clothing and his hair style and jewelry. I couldn’t hear every word of the conversation but I got the drift. The fellow had apparently been soliciting homosexual sex in or near the men’s room. The lady cop was explaining that not only was solicitation illegal, it was also very dangerous for him. If he wanted to, there were nightclubs that catered to his demographic in Tel Aviv, where he could find what he wanted without endangering himself. They let the guy off with a warning. I thought that was handled very nicely.

    And then of course there are the undercover cops who put their lives on the line every day in the fight against politically inspired terrorism. Mr Higgs might want to get rid of them. My neighbors and I would oppose him.

    • How sweet… these “cops” have a choice. Lucky us. The problem is that nothing in our lives is any of their business to start with. Even if we are attacked, our safety and defense is our responsibility. No “cop” has any real obligation to do that for us anywhere. And I never heard of a cop who advocated to have that responsibility anyway.

      What we need is freedom, choice, personal responsibility. Not cops.

  7. Once upon a time I has pro-police. Make that VERY pro-police. But over the years I got to wondering what our “protectors” would do under a repressive regime. Between the lessons of history (WWII in particular) and current events, I think the verdict is in; I am now of the opinion that they would, at best, be ambivalent and slavishly loyal to their paychecks. So yes, they would find it in their hearts to herd people into boxcars. Let ‘s face it–they work for–wait for it–POLITICIANS!

    That’s unfair to the good cops (actual “peace officers”) who understand freedom under law, but the old “trust us” line just doesn’t cut it any more. Sorry about that.

    I suppose they can take comfort in the fact that NO institution has any credibility left in the Year Of Our Lord 2017.

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